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Helia is a famous beauty and cosmetic firm in Europe. The firm has its roots in Hungary, and its products are quite popular in and around that area. Helia has a fascinating history. It is believed by many Hungarians that some of the mineral waters in the Hungarian mountains have a lot of medical benefits. For years, the waters from these mineral springs have been combined with botanical extracts of sunflower seeds. The end result is a product which is thought to have mystical properties. If you believe in the formula and apply the cream on your body, you will never age. At least that is how it is supposed to work. And based on this belief, the company Helia evolved and now makes numerous types of skincare creams and lotion that are claimed to help keep you young. The creams and lotions made by Helia are supposed to erase all of a user’s fine lines and wrinkles and leave the skin glowing with exquisite beauty.
Helia makes a number of skincare products including body lotions, rubs, creams, ointments, lotions and potions which can be used on any part of the body. Helia formulations can be used on all types of skin and are hypoallergenic.
The exact list of ingredients in Helia is not available but a glimpse at the website reveals that the majority of products contain the following: Vitamins B,C, E, Grape fruit extract, calendula, Jojoba oil, green tea extracts, Firm Derm complex, almond oil.
- Contain a number of antioxidants.
- Relatively cheap.
- Decent moisturizer.
- One can only order the products from Hungary.
- No complete list of ingredients.
- Very poor website and not comprehensive.
- Lot of hype.
The Bottom Line
Here we have Helia from Hungary. The company markets the Helia brand as having anti-aging properties but fails to explain how this occurs. The ingredient list is very basic and incomplete. There is no ingredient in the list that can reverse anything on the skin. The company has always maintained its reputation based on historical myths and superstitions. Well times have changed and facts are that in the field of cosmetics, consumers are increasingly looking for proof over folk remedies. The only positive consolation we could find about Helia products was that they are very cheap. The website does indicate that ordering can be done online. Any North American consumer who orders a $7 cream from Hungary and pays $10 for shipping may want to think twice. Some Helia products may reverse aging but it simply does not make sense for any North American to order them online. On the positive side, I should note that there is also a Helia International School of Beauty. Perhaps the future generations of beauticians will come up with a real anti-aging product based on their traditional folk remedies.