Active ingredients
in professional foot care with PHARM FOOT

Discover the active ingredients in professional foot care from PHARM FOOT. Use the power of natural ingredients in foot care products!


Glycolic, lactic, citric and malic acids. The complex normalizes the work of the sebaceous glands, smoothes, brightens and evens out the skin tone. The acids support skin smoothing treatments.


The high concentration of alcohol contained in the liquid protects the skin and nails during the reconstruction procedure against the development of bacteria and fungi.


Allantoin has a soothing, anti-inflammatory and regenerating effect, it stimulates cell division, which supports the epidermis renewal process. Allantoin also reduces redness and skin irritation, moisturizes and smoothes the skin of the feet.


Accelerates skin regeneration, soothes irritations, reduces redness and inflammation. Easily penetrates the epidermis. In foot care, it has a strong moisturizing, cleansing and firming effect, increasing the elasticity of the skin on the feet.

ALPHA-GLUCAN (Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide)

A polysaccharide obtained from maltose, with moisturizing, protective and prebiotic properties. Moisturizes and protects the skin against negative external factors, reduces flaking and cracking of dry skin, stimulates the growth of beneficial bacteria, strengthens the epidermal barrier. Limits excessive water loss from the epidermis (TEWL).


Moisturizes and regenerates the skin, and also improves its firmness. It prevents aging processes, soothes inflammation, and improves the condition of the skin. It is also used in natural medicine to treat skin diseases such as scabies and eczema.


Contains linoleic acid, sterols, vitamin E and polyphenols. The oil soothes irritations and hypersensitivity of the skin, has antioxidant properties, slows down the aging process, but also has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Argan oil also strengthens the lipid barrier, protecting the skin against the adverse effects of external factors.


An herb that everyone who struggles with shallow-vascularized skin should know. It perfectly elasticizes and strengthens the walls of capillaries, thus preventing their breakage. Arnica contains as many as 150 different therapeutic substances. Among them are helenalin, which has a strong antioxidant effect, and flavonoids and polysaccharides, which protect blood vessels. Cosmetics for tired legs are often additionally enriched with arnica extract.  Arnica can treat hematomas, petechiae, edema and combat muscle, tendon or ligament pain. Extensive research on the health properties of arnica has proven that, in addition to those mentioned, it also has an antibacterial effect, strengthens immunity and accelerates skin healing.


A natural ingredient of our skin that ensures proper hydration of the skin of the feet. It does not sensitize or irritate the skin. It takes part in the synthesis of keratin and has an antioxidant effect, i.e. slows down the aging process of the skin.

PuraBeet® (Betaine)

Is 100% of plant origin, natural, high quality, multifunctional and crystalline betaine. It has osmoregulatory properties at the cellular level. PuraBeet® is a truly multi-functional ingredient that is used as a natural moisturizer and protector.


An excellent, natural moisturizing agent that retains water in the skin. It can be used for all skin types, but works best for calluses and delicate, dry skin. Beeswax, thanks to its antibiotic properties, supports wound healing.


Is a compound of natural origin belonging to monocyclic sesquiterpene alcohols. It is a component of essential oils of many different plants, but it is primarily associated with chamomile. Bisabolol is best known for its anti-inflammatory effect (the mechanism of inhibiting the activity of 5-lipoxygenase is responsible for this). Bisabolol has a proven antimicrobial effect: it inhibits the growth of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungi (e.g., Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Trichophyton rubrum, Candida albicans). It stimulates granulation processes, thus accelerating the healing and regeneration of the epidermis, dermis and mucous membrane. It can even be used to treat oozing wounds. Bisabolol protects the skin from irritation and the harmful effects of external factors. It is also a safe, natural, non-toxic transepidermal penetration enhancer.


It has amazing caring and aromatherapeutic properties. Relieves Stress – when inhaled, it is said to release ingredients that help reduce stress and anxiety. It has a therapeutic effect in relieving pain and inflammation.


Due to the high content of fatty acids, castor oil primarily moisturizes and softens the feet. When used on the skin, it penetrates deeply (much deeper than most other care and cosmetic products with a surface effect), moisturizing it not only from the outside, but also from the inside – it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.


Is a plant that benefits the entire human body. The herb was used as far back as ancient Greece to treat many ailments. The properties of swallowwort are the result of the alkaloids it contains. Of the 20 or so identified, chelidonin is the most significant. It has diastolic, urinary and cholagogic effects and reduces certain types of pain, such as menstrual pain. Swallowwort has bactericidal, virucidal and protozoal effects. It is used to treat many skin problems, and is known as a healing plant for warts and verrucas. The research results on the anti-cancer effects of swallowwort extract also seem promising.


A chemical compound with a strong antifungal effect. It is used to treat fungal infections of the skin of the feet and nails. Its spectrum of activity is, inter alia:

  • Malassezia furfur
  • Trichophyton rubrum
  • Trichophyton mentagrophytes and other Trichophyton species
  • Microsporum canis and other species of the genus Microsporum.


This oil contains eugenol with analgesic and disinfecting properties, and sesquiterpenes, which have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. In foot care, it has antifungal, antispasmodic and antioxidant properties.


Has strong moisturizing properties, binds moisture from the air, thanks to which it firms, moisturizes and tones the skin of the feet. It soothes inflammation and allergies, regenerates, accelerates skin healing and regeneration of the epidermis, oxygenating it and increasing its resistance to allergens. It improves the absorption of other active ingredients into the subsequent layers of the skin.

COLOSTRUM (bovine colostrum, first mother's milk)

Is a valuable, natural and bioactive raw material found in nature. It has nutritional, energizing and protective properties. Colostrum is characterized by a huge concentration of numerous ingredients necessary for the body – it contains over 250 bioactive substances. The most important of them are: antibodies, growth factors, leukocytes, enzymes that oxidize bacteria, proteins that stop viruses from reproducing, epidermal growth factor, hormones, pantothenic acid, folic acid, easily absorbed  vitamins in a very high concentration, and magnesium and zinc compounds. On the other hand, vitamins E and C contained in colostrum have an antioxidant and stabilizing effect on defense cells. The ingredient protects, nourishes and slows down the aging process of the skin of the feet. Recommended in the care of the diabetic foot.


This oil, despite being a fat, has antibacterial properties, so it’s perfect for foot care. It moisturizes, increases water retention in the skin and it has skin smoothing properties.


Has an anti-inflammatory effect, stimulates the process of epithelial and connective tissue regeneration, and softens the skin. Regenerates irritated, dry skin of the feet, thus restoring its elasticity. Soothes irritations, softens callous epidermis and nail cuticles.


In cosmetics, it is most often used to produce preparations for swelling and varicose veins. Horse-chestnut extract contains, among others, escin – a mixture of terpenic saponins, flavonoids, and coumarin derivatives, which seal blood vessels, reduce their fragility, and increase immunity and restore elasticity. Horse chestnut extracts have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and mildly astringent effects. They improve circulation, blood supply to the skin and prevent venous stasis. Medicinal preparations with horse chestnut extract are mainly anti-edema and anti-varicose vein products. In cosmetics, it is used for its anti-aging, moisturizing, skin-softening and congestion-reducing properties.


A natural ingredient derived from palm oil. It has a strong antibacterial and antifungal effect. The effect is ensured with a concentration of just 0.3-1%.


The first active cosmetic ingredient of plant origin based on taurine. It has a stimulating and energizing effect on the skin of the feet. It tightens the epidermis, smoothes it and increases its elasticity.


The main component of eucalyptus oil is eucalyptol (60-80%). In addition to it there are ρ-cymene, α-pinene, camphene, felandrene, limonene, citronellal, tannins, flavonoids, triterpenes, bitters, resins, waxes.  It is characterized by antibacterial and anti-viral activity. It is used primarily in preparations to combat all kinds of respiratory infections, but also in inflammation of the skin. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is recommended for arthritis and rheumatism. Eucalyptus oil is also used as one form of supportive therapy for depression. It also strengthens the immune system. It is also great for massaging tired muscles. It has a warming, anesthetic and soothing effect. It helps fight athlete’s foot.


A humectant, amino acid – conditions the skin. It creates an occlusive layer (film) on the surface, preventing excessive transepidermal water loss, which indirectly has a moisturizing effect, smoothes and softens the skin.


The extract has antibacterial and antifungal properties, combating several hundred different types of viruses and bacteria. Therefore, it should be used during foot baths to refresh the feet, as well as a substance that reduces sweating of the feet.


Hempseed (Cannabis sativa) is a plant that has been used since ancient times. Hemp oil is widely used in cosmetics and medicine thanks to the extraordinary wealth of beneficial ingredients that hemp seed contains. Almost 80% consists of essential fatty acids especially linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3).  What is extremely importantly, they occur in hemp oil in an ideal 3:1 ratio (omega-6 to omega-3), which optimizes the bioavailability and absorption of nutrients. As a result, the oil has an extremely beneficial effect on the appearance and condition of the skin. This ingredient also contains amino acids, vitamins – A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, and E, minerals – calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, antioxidants, phospholipids, phytosterols, proteins, carotene and oleic acid. In addition, a number of biologically active substances are found in hemp oil, which are attributed with excellent regenerative, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and photoprotective properties. Hemp oil has a brilliant application in the care of skin with various dermatological problems – atopic dermatitis, psoriasis or, above all, acne. Studies on hemp oil indicate that it is excellent support in the fight against psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Chlorophyll and fatty acids found in the plant have a soothing effect, so cosmetics with hemp oil reduce inflammation and eliminate pain and itching.


Hyaluronic acid moisturizes, strongly binds and retains water, which prevents dehydration of the skin. Creates a natural film that protects, smoothes and supports the protective properties of the skin of the feet.


A humectant, amino acid – conditions the skin. It creates an occlusive layer (film) on the surface, preventing excessive transepidermal water loss, which indirectly has a moisturizing effect, smoothes and softens the skin.


An oil rich in tannins and flavonoids with healing, antiseptic, antioxidant and astringent properties. In footcare, it regulates the secretion of sebum, protects against water loss and has anti-inflammatory properties. It moisturizes the skin. It has an oily consistency, but when massaged into the feet, it absorbs quickly. Thanks to the vitamins of youth it contains, it slows down the aging process of the skin.


Thanks to the content of fruit acids, bioflavonoids and mineral salts, it normalizes the process of keratinization of the epidermis, lightens discoloration and inhibits the work of the sebaceous glands.


An amino acid – emollient. It nourishes and enhances the effect of antioxidants, i.e., substances that fight free radicals. It is found in regenerative products. Lysine also has a soothing and strengthening effect. Increases the skin’s resistance to allergens. Topical application of lysine may be of benefit to cold sores. Lysine stimulates collagen synthesis, making the skin tighter and more elastic.


Moisturizes, nourishes, tones the skin and improves the appearance of the skin. It softens and smoothes the epidermis, heals damage and skin irritation. The skin of the feet becomes soft and more elastic.


Moisturizes, replenishes the skin’s lipid layer and regenerates the epidermis.

MICRO SILVER (silver ions)

Safe due to the size of the particles that do not penetrate into the deeper layers of the epidermis. It strengthens and protects the skin of the feet, effectively eliminates bacteria and fungi, and prevents mycosis. It even works against resistant bacteria and prevents their development for a long time. Micro-silver works very well against unpleasant foot odors. Preparations containing silver ions are recommended for people with dry skin, with blemishes or suffering from psoriasis.


Has an astringent and anti-inflammatory effect, stimulates the skin renewal process and prevents excessive exfoliation.


Softens and smoothes the skin, has anti-inflammatory properties, protects the skin against the harmful effects of the environment and causes its regeneration. In foot care, it soothes irritations and protects dry skin. Perfect in the fight against cracking heels.


Contains valuable components from the group of terpenes, such as thymol or carvacrol, as well as various polyphenols. It owes its healing and care properties to them. This product is used not only in natural medicine but also in cosmetics. Here are the effects of oregano oil on the skin: anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, antibacterial and anti-fungal, antioxidant, stimulating and energizing. The cosmetic has a fungistatic effect and supports the treatment of athlete’s foot (tinea pedis). It acts as a powerful antioxidant and relieves skin problems – mainly those associated with psoriasis or acne. It exhibits antiparasitic activity. Recent studies have shown that essential oils extracted from oregano also exhibit anti-diabetic and anti-cancer effects.


Ozone is one of the most effective germicides, antiviral and antifungal agents. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and is a source of vitamins A, B, C, D, E and F. It perfectly moisturizes, nourishes and regenerates the skin. The combination of both ingredients creates an ideal duo that not only revitalizes the skin, but also soothes and heals injuries, burns and even bedsores. Moreover, the use of ozonated olive oil helps with chronic skin problems such as psoriasis, “ichthyosis” and atopic dermatitis. Ozonated oil improves microcirculation, oxygenates and nourishes cells. It calms and soothes inflammation and creates a protective film that kills fungi and free radicals.


Is a substance rich in active ingredients such as: flavonoids, carotenoids, phenolic acids, sterols and mineral salts. Thanks to these ingredients, it has strong beautifying and health-promoting properties for the skin. It improves microcirculation, narrowing blood vessels, thus reducing redness. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect. Recommended for people with hyperhidrosis, as it regulates the activity of the sebaceous glands and reduces the secretion of sebum. It cleans pores, refreshes and improves the overall appearance of the skin on the feet. Peppermint cools, refreshes and stimulates the skin of the feet.


Are complex sugars classified as carbohydrates, and at the same time belonging to natural polymers, i.e. natural compounds that are one of the basic building blocks of living organisms.

Polysaccharides include hyaluronic acid and glucose. Sugars help to lubricate the skin and keep it moist. These ingredients are the building blocks of cell walls and support the body in recognizing bacteria. They protect the skin from drying out, inhibiting the process of water evaporation from the epidermis.


Moisturizes the skin, making it soft and supple. It soothes irritations and inflammations, accelerates regeneration and reconstruction of the epidermis. It improves the functioning of the lipid barrier and increases the skin’s resistance to external factors.


Used in cosmetic recipes as a pH regulator. It has a strong softening effect on the skin, which facilitates the removal of hyperkeratosis and the treatment of hyperkeratosis. Potassium hydroxide is one of the most effective ingredients with a proven effect on calluses.


Rosemary antioxidants protect individual elements of skin cells, including proteins, thus preventing damage to the epidermis. This ingredient also strengthens the capillaries of the skin, improves blood flow and prevents swelling of the feet.


One of the herbs ideally suited for improving foot skin condition is rosemary, which exhibits refreshing and antibacterial properties, among others. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is widely used in herbal medicine. Rosemary oil is valued for its high content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, strengthening the skin and improving its condition, tone and firmness. Importantly, rosemary is also antibacterial and refreshing, making it ideal for foot care. When used for foot care, rosemary oil provides better blood flow through the skin, thus making it more nourished. The effect of improving blood circulation is also not without significance. If you have problems with excessive foot sweating and the accompanying unsightly changes on the skin, it is worth using rosemary during home care (foot baths in rosemary salt). After such a bath, the skin will be devoid of some of microorganisms. Sweat production will also decrease, and thus the feet will be fresher and healthier.


Thanks to the content of triterpenes, tannins and flavonoids, it has an astringent, anti-inflammatory and bacteriostatic effect. It reduces irritation and redness of the skin on the feet.


Rebuilds and strengthens the epidermal hydrolipid barrier, which prevents transepidermal water loss from the epidermis.


A natural substance that absorbs unpleasant odors.


A film-forming substance, hydrophilic, soluble in water. It is responsible for keeping water in the epidermis, thanks to which it moisturizes, as well as softens and smoothes the skin. It is a strong humectant – a substance that can bind large amounts of water. Thanks to this, it takes care of the proper level of skin hydration. It is part of NMF – a natural moisturizing factor that is present in the skin of every human being. Therefore, it is well tolerated.


Is extracted from the fresh leaves, twigs and bark of the Thuja occidentalis tree, commonly known as American arborvitae. Thuja oil contains thujone, which is poisonous to humans and animals. However, skillful and solely external application of the oil brings many benefits. In particular, it has an antimicrobial effect, as well as an analgesic effect. Fresh thuja twigs were used (and are still used today) to cover oneself in steam baths for joint and muscle pain. Indians also made ointments and wraps from them. Thuja oil is a powerful antiseptic. It effectively kills bacteria, viruses and fungi. It is beneficial against warts on the hands and feet. It can also be applied to skin affected by ringworm, bacterial infections and herpes. In any case, it must be used with caution, as it can irritate the skin. Massage with thuja oil (after dilution) promotes muscle relaxation and relieves bone and joint pain.


Is a substance obtained by water distillation from the leaves of an evergreen tree, native to Australia. The Indigenous peoples of Australia and the surrounding islands have known and used the antibacterial properties of the oil for centuries. Today, the oil comes from special tree plantations to protect the wild trees from becoming extinct. Tea tree oil has a strong antiseptic and antibacterial effect. In appropriate concentrations, it exhibits immunostimulatory properties. This oil, as one of only a few, can be applied directly to the skin during the treatment, but only topically. Supports the fight against fungal infections of the skin of the feet and nails. It has the ability to easily penetrate the skin, which accelerates the regeneration process of the epidermis.

UREA (carbonic acid diamide)

Urea is a natural compound found in the human body. Urea is a safe ingredient which is well tolerated even by people prone to allergies and irritations. Research proves that urea in foot care strongly moisturizes, softens the skin, soothes irritations and itching, and even disinfects the feet. It increases the permeability of the stratum corneum. In concentrations of up to 5% – urea accelerates skin cell division, stimulating the regeneration of keratinized epidermis. In a higher concentration of up to 25% – urea has a strong moisturizing effect, and in a concentration of more than 30% – it has strong exfoliating properties. Due to its effectiveness, urea is an ingredient used in specialized products which support the fight against calluses, corns and dry, rough and calloused skin of the feet, as well as cracking heels.


Stimulates collagen synthesis, improving skin firmness. Promotes wound healing. It regulates the production of melanin, lightens discolorations and improves skin tone. It protects the skin’s lipid layer against the undesirable effects of free radicals.


Vitamin D3 is responsible for the proper course of a number of processes occurring in our body and is essential for its proper functioning. Among others, it supports the skin’s barrier functions and makes the process of biological renewal of its cells run smoothly and inflammation does not occur. Aqua-proVita D3, a precursor of vitamin D3, helps the skin produce vitamin D3. Aqua-proVita D3, influencing the replenishment of vitamin D3 deficiencies in the skin, consequently relieves irritation, supports the skin’s barrier function and supports the skin’s biological renewal cycle. Aqua-proVitaD3-R is a precursor of vitamin D3 (7-DHC) encapsulated in cyclodextrins, making this vitamin soluble in the aqueous phase and showing excellent stability. 


Increases the skin’s ability to bind water thus providing a moisturizing effect. It prevents discoloration and reduces the existing ones to some extent. It acts as a free radical killer – protecting the skin against early aging.


Has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries as an anti-inflammatory and soothing agent in the event of discomfort caused by skin irritation. The flavonoids, terpenes and tannins contained in the extract have an antioxidant effect, protect the proteins important for the skin against free radicals. They improve the color and texture of the skin. Paneonol, gallic acid and catechin contained in the extract have antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Active ingredients
in professional foot care

The active ingredients in foot care cosmetics are the secret to beautiful and healthy skin on the feet. The skin of the feet, exposed to external factors, requires special care and attention. A large number of sweat glands, the lack of sebaceous glands and the structure of the epidermis, which is different from other parts of the skin, make it extremely sensitive, prone to dryness and irritation. Effective active ingredients in foot care protect against the effects of hyperkeratosis of the epidermis and heal ailments and skin diseases.

Effective active ingredients in PHARM FOOT cosmetics for the skin of the feet

The demanding skin of the feet needs the same intensive care as the rest of the skin of the body. Problems such as callous epidermis, cracks on the surface of the skin and irritation of the skin of the feet can be solved with the help of professional or home foot care. Podiatry cosmetics for professional use in pedicure and podiatry salons, as well as cosmetics for home use from the PHARM FOOT brand contain a whole wealth of active ingredients that help care for and heal the skin of the feet.

Foot care for health and beauty

Foot cosmetics are designed not only to make the feet beautiful, but also to prevent unpleasant ailments and treat foot diseases. The professional PHARM FOOT products for the feet which can be used in a pedicure or in a podiatry treatment, contain carefully selected and composed active ingredients. These are moisturizing, regenerating, exfoliating, refreshing and foot relaxing ingredients with a multi-level effect, tested for safety of use and effectiveness.

Learn about the active ingredients used in podiatry

Active ingredients commonly used in podiatry, such as urea, shea butter, allantoin, salicylic acid, vitamins A, B, C, D, E and F are also the ingredients of the professional PHARM FOOT cosmetics for foot care. Each of the ingredients enriches the cosmetic with an additional function – it strengthens the hydro-lipid barrier of the epidermis, increases skin elasticity, prevents swelling, reduces irritation, accelerates healing or supports the protection of the stratum corneum. Such ingredients in cosmetics make the skin healthy and the feet neat and beautiful. Discover the power of active ingredients in PHARM FOOT cosmetics.