Bel Mondo’s Moisture Renewal Mask is free from major classes of additives that can potentially irritate compromised skin. These include artificial fragrances, synthetic dyes, ethyl alcohols, paraben preservatives, silicon, and petroleum-based surfactants, and mineral oils.
Alleviates adverse side effects to skin associated with cancer-care therapies:
- Extreme dryness
- Redness, sensitivity, inflammation
- Itching, peeling
How does the Moisture Renewal Mask differ from Bel Mondo’s Ultra-Hydrating Mask?
The formula for our new mask utilizes a different preservative system, incorporates new moisturizing compounds, and contains no artificial fragrances.
Why are these differences important?
The skin of cancer-care patients is extremely dry and sensitive, typically accompanied by redness, itching, and burning. It was essential to create a formula that could thoroughly hydrate and soothe compromised skin – without the slightest risk of irritation.
The preservatives (and preservative boosters) selected – 1,2 hexanediol, ethylhexyglycerin, and hydroacetophenone – are multi-functional; they provide broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection as well as humectant, antioxidant, and anti-irritant benefits. They are glycolic compounds produced synthetically to near purity, meaning they greatly reduce the potential for exposure to allergens.
This is not to say that our existing product line poses the risk of undesirable side-effects for healthy skin. (In fact, we have six years of market data that proves otherwise.) Our new mask is for a very specific target audience, and therefore we needed to account for likely/potential sensitivities.
What are the new moisturizers?
There are three new moisturizing ingredients/compounds that are not used in other Bel Mondo masks. These are Pentavitin, PRODEW 600, and Green Caviar Sea Grape. Pentavitin is a potent hydrator that can also help maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier. PRODEW is a rich, amino-acid compound formulated with Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) components. It also draws moisture to the skin. Green Caviar Sea Grape is nutrient-rich algae extract; it enhances the skin’s natural moisture content and improves elasticity.
How was the Moisture Renewal Mask evaluated?
Prototypes were provided to approximately 30 oncology-trained estheticians. They tested the mask personally and on clients with cancer. Among those who assessed Bel Mondo’s Moisture Renewal Mask were Becky Kuehn and Sallie Deitz. Becky is the Founder and Director of Education for Oncology Spa Solutions. Sallie is a Master Estheticians, Speaker, and Consultant. She has been a Series Editor for Milady Publishing for nearly two decades.
“Finding the right sheet mask for my very special clients going through cancer treatment was extremely important to me,” Kuehn stated. “As I was searching, Bel Mondo reached out and offered to formulate a bio-cellulose mask with safe ingredients that could deliver the type of benefits I was looking for. This mask is a fabulous addition to any facial protocol that aims to calm, soothe, and hydrate skin.”
Why did Bel Mondo decide to produce this mask?
Our company has always championed the therapeutic benefits of bio-cellulose technology. We have been fortunate to witness the acceptance and trust of our masks in treatment rooms, in support of a wide range of aesthetic services.
It seemed like the right time for sharing what we have learned about bio cellulose fabrics and to purpose it for an audience that might find significant relief and comfort from using it. To say that we were fortunate to be able to collaborate with Oncology Spa Solutions in this endeavor is quite an understatement.
Key Active Ingredients
- Pentavitin: Binds to keratin, regulates, and retains moisture. Anti-irritant
- Chamomile (ECO-CERT): ECO-CERT (Organic Certification), Anti-irritant, soothing agent, Recommended choice for sensitive skin
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Salt form of hyaluronic acid (greater compatibility with skin), Skin-replenishment (boosts moisture content), Antioxidant properties
- Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5: Enhances elasticity, smoothness, Hydrates and calms
- Green Caviar Sea Grape: Rich in amino acids (building blocks for healthy skin), Aids moisture absorption, Helps maintain elasticity, Excellent moisture absorption, and retention properties
- PRODEW 600: Humectant blend, derived from amino acids, Mimics components of the skin’s NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor)
Purified water, glycerin, trehalose, hydroxyacetophenone, 1,2-hexanediol, betaine, pentylene glycol (naturally-derived), sodium PCA, xanthan gum, sodium hyaluronate, maltodextrin, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) extract, saccharide isomerate, pullulan, caulerpa lentillifera extract, PRODEW® 600 (betaine, PCA, sodium lactate, serine, alanine, glycine, glutamic acid, lysine HCI, threonine, arginine, proline) citric acid, sodium citrate, ethylhexyglycerin, acetyl tetrapeptide-5