What does “galenic” mean?

Galenic formulation takes its name from Claudius Galen, a famous Greek physician from the 2nd century AD, and one of the founders of Western medicine. In pharmaceuticals, “galenic” formulation describes the art of preparing an active ingredient for sale to patients in varied formats: tablets, pills, sachets, or injectable solutions. And applied to cosmetics, “galenic” formulations come as gels, emulsions, pastes, micellar water, cleansers, or oils, etc.

At Naos, we consider that galenic is not only about sensoriality, it is also a way to improve the stability and the delivery of active ingredients within the skin and to encourage compliance when it comes to a dermatological treatment.

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