Frequently asked questions about Linola
This is only necessary if the instructions for use exclude application on the face, which is not the case with any Linola products. However, due to its properties, there are preferred regions of application. Linola Face Cream is therefore intended for use on the facial skin, but it can of course be used on all other areas of the skin.
With the exception of Linola Akut 0.5% and Linola Sept, all other over-the-counter Linola products can also be used without restriction during these sensitive phases.
During breastfeeding, however, care should be taken not to apply the cream to the breast or nipples. This prevents the baby from absorbing the cream components with the breast milk, as they have not been tested for taste and gastric tolerance. However, there is no immediate threat to the baby.
This is only necessary if the instructions for use exclude application on the face, which is not the case with any Linola preparation. However, due to its properties, there are preferred regions of application. Linola Face Cream is therefore intended for use on the facial skin, but it can of course be used on all other areas of the skin.
Essential (= necessary for life) fatty acids are vital for human health, and linoleic acid (= polyunsaturated fatty acid) is the most important of these. Linoleic acid stabilises the structure of the cell membranes and the skin. This is why it makes up about 20% of all the fatty acids present in healthy skin. When this proportion is reduced, the skin starts peeling, becomes dry and loses its elasticity. Essential fatty acids cannot be formed by the body or the skin so they need to be supplied by vegetable oils (e.g. sunflower, thistle or evening primrose seed oil) or in a pure form. When applied in a cream containing linoleic acid, they are directly available for the skin to regenerate and to maintain its functionality.
All products listed on this website are available over-the-counter without a doctor's prescription.
Each cream consists of various fats and other components, some of which may have a musty or otherwise unpleasant odor. Most users would not enjoy such a cream even if it was effective, so in these cases other fragrant ingredients (e.g. perfumes) are added.
In order to prevent increased skin irritation, all Linola products are subject to strict skin compatibility testing. This is carried out, among other things, on people with sensitive skin and skin prone to eczema.
As soon as a tube is opened, various germs can enter the tube opening just by moving through the air. This risk is increased when the cream is directly applied to the skin or to a finger to be spread further. Contamination and consequent spoiling of the cream is a significant problem as it is not immediately apparent by looking at or smelling the product but tends to only be noticed due to increased intolerance.
Creams containing water are at particular risk because they provide ideal living conditions for germs. This means that preservatives or other agents that prevent contamination must therefore be added to these products to protect the skin from harm caused by a contaminated cream.
The Linola system of medicinal products and medical skin care as a result of decades of experience with the holistic treatment and care of the skin, offers numerous possible combinations. All Linola preparations are optimally coordinated with one another and with various skin conditions. Therefore, all products for dry skin can be combined with each other. The same applies to the products that are suitable for inflamed skin.
If the skin is dry or cracked, itchy and tight, this may be the result of age, too frequent washing or a tendency to eczema. Then it is absolutely necessary to protect the skin with a high lipid containing cream (water-in-oil emulsion). The basic indicators of inflammation include red, hot, burning, and painful skin, which can occur as a result of sunburn, mosquito bites, abrasions, or skin allergies. In this case, it is critical to cool the skin and therefore control the inflammation. Even if the inflammation is minor, it is best to apply a cream with a high-water content (oil-in-water emulsion).
Moisturisers (oil-in-water emulsions) cannot form a permanent protective film on the skin. They cannot slow down the excessive water loss of dry or atopic dermatitis skin. Rather, they can have a wick effect (water evaporation) drying out the skin even more.
Linola is primarily used to treat or prevent mild to moderate skin conditions. It contains skin-friendly fats and lipids such linoleic acid, glycerin, and panthenol, which strengthens and moisturises the skin barrier. Linola is safe to use on a regular basis and can be used to treat moderate skin irritation, itching, or tightness.
Linola Forte is a more intensive formula specifically developed for very dry and damaged skin. It contains a higher concentration of skin-nourishing ingredients like linoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids, providing particularly rich care. Linola Forte is developed for more severe skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, or extremely dry skin.