Frequently Asked Questions

What inspired Prolox? 

The market offers very limited formulations customised to meet the needs of ageing skin. At Prolox, we are inspired daily to develop solutions to improve the quality of life for people with ageing skin. This was the primary reason to start developing a skincare range that had skin ingredients in the right proportions – namely Ceramides, Cholesterol and Fatty Acids. 


What is the philosophy behind Prolox?

The ageing population is increasing at a rapid pace across the world, throwing up challenges in the management of Dermatological problems which has not been adequately addressed by the personal care industry. The consumer is confused by the many options. Also, the treating physicians face challenges in selecting the right product to manage the multitude of problems people face while ageing.


Why should I use Prolox?

The products in the Prolox range have been designed using the right mix of physiological and non-physiological lipids in the optimal ratio with the aim to prevent flares of existing diseases, to impart the right sensorial experience and to increase compliance by the ageing & geriatric age group. 

Non-physiological lipids like beeswax, squalane, lanolin and many others function as a vapour-permeable membrane by reducing water loss immediately. These lipids do not discriminate between the various types of skin barrier abnormalities. Additionally, they have anti-inflammatory, hydrating, waterproofing and insulating characteristics.

Physiological lipids

These are mainly constituted by cholesterol, phospholipids and ceramides.

Prolox is also devoid of  

  1. Parabens
  2. Phthalates 
  3. Formaldehyde
  4. Diethynolamine
  5. Triclosan
  6. BHT
  7. BHA
  8. Methyl isothiazolinone
  9. Artificial dyes & Synthetic colours


What are Oat Lipids?

Colloidal Oatmeal (CO) consists of polysaccharides 60%-64%, protein 10%-18 % and lipids 3%-9%, with the remaining constituents being Superoxide dismutase, Saponins, Vitamins, Flavonoids, and Inhibitors of PG synthesis. Oat lipids contribute to the viscosity of the CO and help reduce water loss across the top layer of the skin. The proteins and polysaccharides bind to the skin and provide a protective barrier to external insults like UV radiation, smoke, bacteria and free radicals. 

CO is one of the few natural products recognised by FDA as safe and effective. The anti-inflammatory action is facilitated by Avenanthramides, a polyphenol alkaloid and is responsible for preventing inflammation and oxidation. 


What are the benefits of Oat Lipids?

It contains more ceramides than other oils. The skin equivalent lipids are present in natural ratios. It has no dermal irritation and is hypoallergenic. It has a balanced saturated, monosaturated and polysaturated oil profile.


Why was Oat Lipid chosen as the “Hero” Ingredient?

The lipids in oats are protected by natural antioxidants present. It prevents UV-induced oxidation of skin lipids and also helps stabilise other oils in the formulation.


Is Prolox range Paraben Free 



Is Prolox tested on animals?


What are lipids components in the skin? 

The lipids in the stratum corneum, which is the outermost layer of the skin, is composed of 50% ceramides in addition to 30% cholesterol and 20% phospholipids. All of the three are required in the right proportion of 3:1:1. 


What is the pH of Prolox products?

A skin-friendly pH of 5.5 is maintained in our products.


Why are your products perfume free? 

Perfumes are sensitizing for many people. Additionally, the barrier function of the skin is compromised by irritants in dry and aged skin. It is prudent to avoid the addition of perfume to the product.


Do Prolox products contain petroleum products? 

Care has been taken to avoid petroleum products in the formulations unless mandatory because of its functional property. 


Are Prolox products skin-friendly? 

Maintaining the product pH at 5.5 ensures that it does not damage the skin. Also, choosing ingredients that are hypoallergenic and without dermal irritation makes the product skin friendly.


I am allergic to most personal care products. Will Prolox suit me? 

Prolox has been formulated limiting the number of ingredients in the formulation. Oats used in the formulation are hypoallergenic and have no dermal irritation. Perfume has not been added for the same reason.


Is Prolox suitable for Atopic Dermatitis? 

In atopic dermatitis, which is common in the young and the elderly, there is a global reduction of all the lipid constituents in the stratum corneum with a steeper decline of the ceramide segment. Prolox is a ceramide-dominant formulation, so will be better suited. 

The right ratios of the above are required in any formulation for its effective performance. Barrier recovery can be accelerated by using the deficient lipid in the ratio of 3:1:1. Also, a combination of non-physiological lipids and physiological lipids will give a much better barrier repair and function as both act by different mechanisms and combining the two gives a synergistic effect and performance.


Is Prolox suitable for Sensitive Skin?

As the product is skin-friendly, it’s best suited for people with sensitive skin.


Why should I use the Advanced Moisturising Lotion?

The term moisturiser does not mean that moisture is added to the skin from outside. Prolox Advanced Moisturising Lotion contains an occlusive agent, humectant and emollient in the right proportions to actively repair the impaired barrier function that leads to trans epidermal water loss and other problems associated with it. 


Is it beneficial for old age-related dry or itchy skin?

With the right mix of ceramides, phospholipids and cholesterol, Prolox moisturiser is best suited for old age-related dry skin.


Can I use a sunscreen over a moisturiser? 



Is Prolox Hand and Nail Cream suitable for Hand Eczema? 

Prolox has been formulated by the judicious use of physiological and non-physiological lipids, which aids in the hydration process and repair of the impaired barrier function.


Is it helpful for torn skin overhanging nail folds?



Is it helpful for a chipped nail plate?



Is it helpful for dry hands as occurs after the use of detergents for dishwashing?