FAQs

VERSA SKIN CARE

Th following questions and answers will give you a better understanding of VERSA Skin Care products.  If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.  

I have sensitive skin, can I use VERSA products?
Yes. As precaution, start by applying a small amount on your forearm to make sure no reaction occurs, especially with VERSA Skincare Serum as it contains a higher concentration hyaluronic and glycol acids.

Can I use VERSA products every day?
Yes, VERSA Skincare is developed for every day use.

Does VERSA Skincare contain parabens?
No, the products are preserved with a small amount of phenoxyethanol.

Do VERSA products contain mineral oils?
No, VERSA Skincare is formulated with carefully selected oils from different sources, none of them being mineral oils.

When can I expect to see results?
It is very individual, some will see results after 4 weeks and some after 12 weeks. The effect will increase with prolonged use.

How long do the products last?
VERSA's day & night cream will last 4-6 weeks and VERSA serum and eye cream will last 6-8 weeks.

Have VERSA products been tested?
Yes, VERSA has, been formulated and tested by our FDA approved state of the art manufacturing facility. 

Have VERSA products been tested on animals?
No.

When can I start using VERSA Skincare?
You can start using VERSA Skincare from young adulthood to preserve your skin quality. You can also use VERSA at an older age to reverse the signs of aging in the skin: to enhance skin elasticity, minimize fine lines and improve smoothness.

What skin type will benefit from VERSA Skincare?
Verso Skincare suits all skin types. If your skin needs more moisture, apply generously, and if your skin feels a bit oily, use less.

COMMON SKIN CARE TERMS

Below is some of the more common terminology used in skin care

Active ingredients

Substances in cosmetic formulations that introduce an additional beneficial effect to the cream. Active substances can for example have an anti-wrinkling or soothing effect on the skin.

Antioxidant
A substance that prevents other molecules from oxidation. Thus, it works like an anti-rust agent in the body.

Avena Sativa Kernel Extract
Extract from oats. Antioxidant with anti-histamine properties.

Ceramide
Essential skin lipid

Curcumine
Extract from turmeric. Strong antioxidant. The word is used here as a short form for tetrahydrocurcumine (see below).

Dermis
Deeper skin layer.

Epidermis
The outermost layer of the skin.

Extrinsic ageing
Ageing caused by external factors such as sun and smoking (see intrinsic ageing).

Erythema
Skin redness.

Ex vivo
Test on living cells outside of the organism (body) such as on cultured cells (see in vivo and in vitro).

Free radical
A substance that causes oxidation of molecules. Simply put, it makes the body “rust”.

Hyperpigmentation
Darkened area of skin.

Intrinsic ageing
Ageing caused by inherited genetic factors (see extrinsic ageing).

In vitro
Test using test tubes.

In vivo
Test on whole, living organisms. Here: test on humans.

Lipids
Fat-soluble substances such as oils, waxes and cholesterol.

Melasma
Darker areas or spots on skin, often on chin, forehead, nose and lip.

Micro formulation
A cream or lotion where all particles are micro sized. Thereby the cream will better spread on the skin surface with improved absorption of active ingredients.

Nano
A prefix indicating that something is a billionth, such as nanometer, nanosecond etc.

Nano particles
Extremely small particles, gaining in popularity in science. Nano particles are sometimes used in skincare. However, due to the small size, many scientists suspect the particles might penetrate through the skin and to other body organs where they might cause damage. Verso Skincare does not contain nano particles.

Niacinamide
Vitamin B3. Essential substance for the generation of energy in cells. Has a brightening effect on skin.

Peptides
Parts of amino acids. Have varying functions in skincare depending on the peptide (see Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5).

Piperine
Pepper extract, improves absorption of actives into the skin.

Skin barrier
The uppermost layer of the skin consisting of flattened skin cells together with layered lipids and humectants. The skin barrier is very protective, preventing harmful substances from entering the body.

Stratum corneum
The uppermost part of the skin (the part of the skin that is visible to the eye) that consists of dead flattened skin cells.

Tetrahydrocurcumine
Extract from turmeric. The colourless metabolite from curcumin (see above). Strong antioxidant.

TWL
Trans-epidermal water loss. Moisture lost from skin and body through normal evaporation.
A high value indicates dry skin and a malfunctioning skin barrier (see skin barrier).

Tyrosinase
An enzyme that take part in the formation of melanin.

UVA
Ultra violet light with a wave length of 320-400 nm (nanometers, see nano). Exaggerated exposure is thought to cause skin cancer. Does not produce typical sunburn.

UVB
Ultra violet light with a wave length of 290-320 (nanometers, see nano). UVB exposure results in the typical sunburn.