In 2012 a group of Greek scientists began to cultivate snails (Helix Aspersa) in Greece. They created an indoor environment which provides completely controlled living and hygiene conditions, ideal for the development of snails. Focusing on the unique properties of the snail, they decided to expand their business activities by creating the company Incosal S.A. which produces Benelica cosmetics, products which stand out for their uniqueness due to the fact that they are based on a combination of unique snail secretion with modern active substances (such as peptides, enzymes, glucoside derivatives, plant extracts, skin penetration enhancers), and which received an award at the Cosmetology Congress in Paris in 2013. Thanks to the rich components of Greek soil and the special food with which the snails are fed, their secretion contains proteins, allantoin, glycolic acid and antioxidants which are key ingredients in cosmetic products for the treatment of aging skin, visible revitalization and direct hydration.
Incosal S.A., produces two different series of cosmetics products: one is sold for individual use and the second is for professional use only and is supplied to Dermaceutical Centers, Institutes and Spas.
Benelica products stand out for their innovation and their effectiveness. The innovative method applied for the qualitative and quantitative standardization of the collection of the secretion is carried out in cooperation with specialized scientists in Universities who have the necessary know-how, as well as the technical and scientific equipment required for separation, filtration, cleaning, maintenance and quality control. The innovative procedure followed is not a simple extraction but a unique system of collection which allows the snail secretion to retain 95% of its active ingredients from the first to the fourth collection. The formulas of Incosal S.A.. are distinguished from other products because they use both active ingredients of natural origin and new generation substances. Their efficacy is shown by “in use tests”, “in vivo tests” and clinical studies.
Incosal S.A. is distinguished for the quality of its cosmetic products which have been researched and designed by the company’s Research and Development Department, and have been produced in accordance with the regulations of EOF and EU.
Furthermore, Benelica cosmetic products have been tested for their safety at the University Dermatology Hospital "Andreas Sygros". They do not contain Parabens and are microbiologically tested and certified.
The results of using Benelica products are noticeable on the skin within the first 20 days. The combination of the secretion with the newest active molecules, deeply moisturizes the skin, increases the production of collagen, elastin improves skin density, tightens the skin, reduces the depth and volume of wrinkles and skin regains its lost elasticity.
Benelica cosmetics are sold at specific sales points and are the following:
- Moisturizing Day Cream (50 ml),
for hydration, elasticity and protection against photoaging.
- Anti-ageing cream (50 ml),
for reduction, relaxation and rebuilding the epidermis
- Eye cream (30 ml),
for elasticity and reduction of wrinkles around the eyes
- Serum Lifting (30 ml),
for increased tightness and smoothness of skin
- Hand cream (75 ml),
for reconstruction of damaged skin and moisturizing
- Regenerative Gel (50 ml),
for inflammation control, reconstruction, reversal of dehydration and improvement of wrinkles.
- Neck and Decolletage Cream (50 ml), for glow, firming and toning the skin, reducing wrinkles.
The company Incosal S.A. is the only company that offers to selected professional premises (Institutes, Spa Centers, Wellness Centers), treatment with snail secretion - Benelica pro. The natural collagen from the snail secretion and the newest active molecules are placed in a special way onto the skin, guaranteeing their unique effect.
The Professional series Benelica Pro is different from the retail series. The results of Benelica Pro can be seen from the first time you visit your Wellness Center. It is based on advanced therapy protocols designed and created by specialised scientists with extensive experience and expertise. What they have in common is that both use snail secretion. Our professional series is accompanied by a new 24-hour moisturizing cream Aqua Care All day Cream which reinforces and acts synergistically alongside treatment.
Benelica pro consists of the following products:
- Benelica pro Peeling Lotion (200 ml).
- Benelica pro Peeling Enzymatic Mask (75 gr).
- Benelica pro Pure Snail Secretion (12 ml).
- Benelica pro Μoistrurizing Cream 24h (200 ml).
- Benelica pro Neutrilizing Lotion (200 ml).
- Benelica pro Enzymatic Peeling Lotion (200 ml).
- Benelica pro Aqua Care All Day Cream (50 ml).
Our company uses an innovative method which enables us to harvest the secretion from the Helix Aspersa snail multiple times. This method allows the snail secretion to retain 95% of its active ingredients from the first to the fourth collection. The innovative procedure followed is not a simple extraction but a unique system of collection, isolation and treatment in many steps using specific scientific techniques which result in a superior quality of snail secretion being received and is concentrated in both texture and active ingredients such as proteins, vitamins A , E, allantoin, glycolic acid and collagen.
The excellent quality of the secretion (bioactive snail secretion) is derived from the origin and the type of snail used. The Helix Aspersa snail is reared indoors under precisely controlled conditions, ideal for its development. Strict hygiene conditions are ensured and, along with a special combination of natural foods, the optimal conditions are created which are crucial for the high quality composition of the secretion.
The innovative method applied for the qualitative and quantitative standardization of the collection of the secretion is carried out in cooperation with specialized scientists in Universities and Technological Institutes who have the necessary know-how, as well as the technical and scientific equipment required for separation, filtration, cleaning, maintenance and quality control.
Ensuring the quality of each product has been studied and planned by our Company’s Research and Development Department whose scientists have academic careers and considerable experience in the field of Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetology. The products are manufactured in Greece in accordance with the Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations “GMP”, as required by the National Organization for Medicines (EOF) and the European Union, the ISO 9001/2008 & 22716 regarding Cosmetics, and in conformity with the relevant legislation and the European Regulation on cosmetic products “EC 1223/2009”.
The effectiveness of the Benelica Series is based on the combination of unique snail secretion with modern active substances resulting in products which are effective and multifunctional. In this way the formulas of INCOSAL A.E. are distinguished from those of other products because they use both active ingredients of natural origin and new generation substances. Their efficacy is shown by ‘in use tests’, ‘in vivo tests’ and clinical studies.
The Benelica series of skin care products provides immediate, unique and visible results in its anti-ageing action, moisturizing action, nourishment and care of healthy skin, as well as in the healing, repair and regeneration of problematic skin (e.g. scars, irritated skin etc).
The Benelica skin care products:
- Activate the fibroblasts in mature and ageing skin.
- Increase collagen production.
- Increase elastin production.
- Increase skin firmness.
- Increase the density of the skin.
- Reduce the volume and depth of wrinkles.
- Moisturize the skin by restoring its lost elasticity and provide an instant tonicity and revitalization.
- Activate skin reconstruction enzymes.
All products are developed, produced and packaged after they have been subjected to strict dermatological assessments in accordance with European Legislation, with high safety standards. In particular, they have been subjected to CLINICAL and DERMATOLOGICAL tests for their safety at the Hospital of Venereal and Skin Diseases “A.Syggros”.
- They do not contain parabens, isothiazolinones and formaldehyde derivatives.
- They do not contain dangerous heavy metals and dioxanes.
- They do not contain petrochemicals.
- They do not contain derivatives of phthalates.
- They do not contain allergenic agents found in fragrances.
- The efficacy and tolerability of their active ingredients on the skin is excellent and protected from oxidation and quality deterioration, due to proper packaging.
- They are microbiologically tested and certified by “Challenge Tests” of the preservation system.
The raw materials of our cosmetic products are screened and accompanied by certificates of analysis and safety and are supplied by some of the largest manufacturers abroad.
The snail secretion is prepared with unique know-how and respect for the environment and its quality is guaranteed by specialized scientists in Greece.
Recyclable packaging is used which does not allow the release of phthalates i.e.PET, PVC).
The paper in which the products are packaged is primary, recyclable and created in accordance with Regulation EC (No. 1935/2004) and Regulation EC (No.2023/2006) and has been tested for the suitability of the raw materials. It has been generated from primary fibers and manufactured by M-Real Corporation certified by ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO22000 for high quality packaging.
Our products are not tested on animals.
Is to continuously develop our innovative products through our scientific staff with high quality and efficacy as our goal.
Is to offer to whoever desires it, high quality cosmetics based on naturally active collagen and other modern active ingredients, and in this way fulfill the needs and expectations for natural skin care products. Respecting, as always, our customers we are taking care to make the relationship between the high quality of our products and their price the best possible.
Professionalism and Authenticity: Our approach to our work is one of continuous observation and evaluation of our actions, along with respect for our customer. We behave with integrity and carry out our commitments.
Positive Attitude: We have passion and enthusiasm for what we do. We love it and believe in it.
Excellence: We strive passionately to reach our goals with the aim of being outstanding in our field.
Knowledge: Our principle is to continuously increase our awareness of developments in scientific knowledge which are related to our field, together with the knowledge gained from experience and research. The needs of our customers contribute significantly to the improvement of our work. We listen to their opinions and we respond to them. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do.