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GLOSSARY COSMETIC INGREDIENTS

Explore the World of Cosmetic Ingredients

Discover our complete glossary of premium cosmetic ingredients. Immerse yourself in the diversity of ingredients carefully selected by our laboratory to create exceptional cosmetics. From nature to innovation, explore the ingredients that make the difference.

Discover our Selection of Premium Ingredients

Welcome to our glossary of cosmetic ingredients, where quality and innovation meet. Each of our products is the fruit of meticulous research to select the best components. Explore the list below to learn more about the ingredients that bring exceptional cosmetics to life.

Arctic Marine Ferment - Ingrédients Cosmétiques

Arctic Marine Ferment

What it is.

Arctic Marine Ferment is a good bacteria that restores hydration, smoothes the appearance of wrinkles and protects skin from the visible effects of blue light.

What it does.

Fermentation increases the level of antioxidants in the ingredients, helping to support the skin barrier, increase collagen production and repair elasticity.

Who should use it?

People with dehydrated, wrinkled skin who need a boost of moisture, or those who spend too much time in front of the screen.

Arctic Marine Ferment - Ingrédients Cosmétiques

Alpha-3 Peptide

What it is.

Targets the skin’s natural collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.

What it does.

Visibly firms and smoothes the skin, so wrinkles appear smoothed.

Who should use it?

Do you see stubborn forehead wrinkles? Loss of volume and elasticity? Add this exclusive ingredient to your routine for visibly transformed skin.

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha

What it is.

Ashwagandha is a root plant that targets collagen.

What it does.

Visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles, while helping to soothe and moisturize dry skin.

Who should use it?

Dry or sensitive skin will appreciate this soothing plant.

Acide Azélaïque

Azelaic acid

What it is.

Azelaic acid is a gentle AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid) that resurfaces the skin to restore radiance and renew texture.

What it does.

This mild acid restores radiance and renews skin texture.

Who should use it?

If you want a radiance boost and a gentle approach to exfoliation, try this skin-friendly AHA.

Bakuchiol

Bakuchiol

What it is.

Bakuchiol is a gentle plant extract that offers the same skin-transforming benefits as retinol, without the sensitivity.

What it does.

Bakuchiol is a vegan antioxidant that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin firmness and elasticity. It also protects against free radicals and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots.

Who should use it?

If you’re looking to smooth out wrinkles, even out skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation with less irritation, try this kick-ass ingredient.

Bêta-Glucane

Beta Glucan

What it is.

Beta-glucan is a polysaccharide sugar that soothes dry skin.

What it does.

Provides sustained hydration and prevents moisture loss

Who should use it?

All skin types prone to redness or in need of a soothing agent.

Ceramides

What it is.

Essential components of the skin barrier, like cholesterol and fatty acids, ceramides are lipids that help the skin retain moisture and maintain a healthy, resistant skin barrier.

What it does.

Ceramides help strengthen the skin barrier and retain moisture, resulting in smoother, firmer skin and reducing signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Who should use it?

If you want to restore the strength of your skin barrier, retain moisture and achieve suppler, smoother, softer skin, opt for skin care products containing ceramides.

Clay

What it is.

White clay is an absorbent aluminum silicate formed from volcanic ash that eliminates impurities and refines pores, without stripping the skin.

What it does.

Rich in minerals and skin benefits, clay is one of the most purifying and detoxifying ingredients for skin care. Commonly used in masks, clay helps to eliminate impurities and achieve a brighter, more radiant complexion.

Who should use it?

If your skin is dull, lifeless and congested, clay is the solution to take care of you.

Enzymes

What it is.

Protein enzymes accelerate the breakdown of proteins, lipids and fatty acids, the key components of sebum.

What it does.

Our enzymes are unique in that they help clarify pores by visibly reducing excess sebum.

Who should use it?

Bright faces rejoice. If you regularly produce too much sebum, our clarifying enzymes are for you.

Glycolic Acid

What it is.

Glycolic acid is an AHA that helps remove dead skin cells to reveal a visibly brighter complexion.

What it does.

Exfoliates skin to reveal a softer, smoother, more radiant complexion.

Who should use it?

This acid does not discriminate. Suitable for all skin types!

Glycolipids

What it is.

Glycolipids are carbohydrates that visibly swell the skin with water.

What it does.

Deeply moisturizes the skin

Who should use it?

People suffering from sagging skin and loss of volume, as well as those suffering from dryness.

Carob Seed Extract Honey

What it is.

Honey carob seed extract is rich in polysaccharides to visibly lift skin instantly and lastingly.

What it does.

This extract acts as a 3D matrix to support tightening for a more defined profile.

Who should use it?

People suffering from sagging skin and loss of volume

Hyaluronic Acid

What it is.

Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant that helps draw water into the skin for plumping hydration.

What it does.

Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant that helps water penetrate the skin. Naturally present in the skin, hyaluronic acid diminishes with age, leading to dehydration and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works fairly quickly, giving the formulas their plumping power.

Who should use it?

Add hyaluronic acid to your regimen if you’re looking to target dull, dehydrated skin and want to regain some hydration and bounce.

Jojoba Seed Oil

What it is.

Jojoba oil is derived from a nutritious plant seed and is rich in omega fatty acids. This light oil regenerates and deeply moisturizes, leaving skin soft and smooth.

What it does.

Jojoba seed oil is a savior for dry skin. It does everything from moisturizing dry skin to smoothing rough cuticles and nourishing dry lips. It can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restore radiance and luminosity, and soothe irritated skin.

Who should use it?

If you’re looking for a solution to soothe dry, irritated skin, jojoba seed oil will come in handy. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while improving skin tone, texture and elasticity.

Kakadu Plum

What it is.

Australian Kakadu plum extract is one of the richest forms of natural vitamin C.

What it does.

One of the richest forms of natural vitamin C, helping to brighten and even out skin tone for increased clarity and radiance.

Who should use it?

This fruity favorite helps brighten and even out skin tone for increased clarity and radiance.

Lactic acid

What it is.

Unlike other AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids), lactic acid has the unique ability to gently exfoliate while enhancing the skin’s natural moisturizing factors. The unique power of lactic acid is its ability to rapidly change skin texture, leaving it ultra-soft and super-smooth with a hydrated glow. It’s called the “gentle giant” of AHAs because of its large molecular structure and excellent tolerance for all skin types.

What it does.

Lactic acid exfoliates and clarifies the skin to give it a smooth, improved texture, luminosity and radiance-there are so many reasons to love lactic acid. Skin tone is more even. Fine lines and pores are visibly reduced.

Who should use it?

If you’re looking to quickly target dull, dry skin, lactic acid is an excellent choice. It also has excellent anti-aging benefits, helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It’s an ideal ingredient if you want to give your skin a glow.

Mandelic acid

What it is.

Mandelic acid is a gentle AHA that exfoliates the skin.

What it does.

Improves the appearance of brown spots, uneven texture and fine lines.

Who should use it?

If you have sensitive skin, this mild acid is for you. It’s also suitable for darker complexions, as it doesn’t kill melanocytes or exacerbate discoloration.

Optimized Retinol

What it is.

Optimized Surface Release Retinol is a unique micro-sponge delivery system that efficiently converts retinol into the skin without irritation.

What it does.

Improves the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, evens skin tone, smoothness, texture, pores, radiance, luminosity, firmness and elasticity.

Who should use it?

Because this unique system helps to visibly correct the signs of aging without irritation, it’s suitable for everyone, whether they’re using retinol for the first time or are accustomed to using it on a daily basis.

Peptides

What it is.

Peptides are protein fragments composed of amino acids. Specific to performance, they can tackle everything from discoloration and dehydration to sagging skin and wrinkles.

What it does.

Peptides naturally present in the skin work in the same way as laboratory-created peptides (i.e. those found in skincare products): each is designed to address a specific skin problem. For a hyper-targeted solution, locally applied peptides can treat everything from hyperpigmentation and dehydration to sagging skin and wrinkles.

Who should use it?

Peptides are a must-have skincare ingredient if you notice a loss of firmness or sagging skin, or if you notice dullness, discoloration or uneven skin tone.

Polyglutamic acid

What it is.

Polyglutamic acid is a humectant that binds moisture and soothes dry skin.

What it does.

Helps draw moisture from the air into the skin, increasing the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF).

Who should use it?

Dry or sensitive skin will appreciate this soothing acid.

Prebiotics

What it is.

Prebiotics are the “food” for probiotics, which help nourish the skin’s microbiome, i.e. the bacteria (good and bad) that live on the skin.

What it does.

When the microbiome is balanced, it promotes optimal skin barrier health for a radiant, healthy-looking complexion.

Who should use it?

Dry, “cranky” skin prone to redness

Resveratrol

What it is.

Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant found in grape skins, peanuts, berries and dark chocolate.

What it does.

Excellent for skin protection, resveratrol defends against free radicals, which cause premature photoaging. It also moisturizes the skin while improving its overall texture.

Who should use it?

If you want to boost your skin’s protection against environmental stressors and premature photoaging, try this ingredient.

Retinal

What it is.

Retinal is one of the most potent forms of retinol known to target multiple signs of aging.

What it does.

Improves the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, evens skin tone, smoothness, texture, pores, radiance, luminosity, firmness and elasticity.

Who should use it?

From those seeking to prevent the signs of aging to those already showing advanced signs of aging.

Salicylic Acid

What it is.

A beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) that helps eliminate dead skin on the surface and inside pores, helping to reduce skin breakouts.

What it does.

Exfoliates skin to reveal a softer, smoother, more radiant complexion.

Who should use it?

People with oily or blemish-prone skin or enlarged pores, as this type of acid is oil-soluble, meaning it penetrates pores and dissolves blockages and sebum there. It prevents future skin eruptions and eliminates active blemishes.

Sea Salt Ferment

What it is.

The sea salt ferment comes from the coast of Reunion Island. This exclusive technology increases hydration and visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

What it does.

This exclusive technology increases hydration and visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Who should use it?

Rich in exopolysaccharides (long sugar polymers that form a film on the skin), use if you’re looking to nourish, moisturize and rejuvenate your skin.

Squalane

What it is.

Squalane is an oil of vegetable origin, sustainably harvested from olives or sugar cane. It is rich in fatty acids that help moisturize and regenerate the skin.

What it does.

Squalane works by naturally sealing in moisture, reducing the appearance of fine lines, soothing and improving skin texture.

Who should use it?

Squalane is suitable for all skin types, but is recommended for dry and/or mature skin in need of hydration. It can also contribute to skin barrier breakdown and transepidermal water loss.

Thyme Liposomes Extract

What it is.

Thyme extract liposomes are rich in triglycerides and fatty acids that restore fullness to the skin, reducing the appearance of frizz while visibly fighting fine lines and wrinkles.

What it does.

Visibly restores fullness to the skin and re-sculpts facial contours.

Who should use it?

People suffering from sagging skin and loss of volume

Tranexamic acid

What it is.

Tranexamic is a non-exfoliating acid that acts as a lightening agent.

What it does.

Reduces the appearance of discoloration and uneven skin tone.

Who should use it?

Anyone with dark spots and a dull complexion who wants a smoother complexion.

Vitamin C

What it is.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that visibly brightens dull skin and restores radiance, while firming and smoothing the appearance of fine lines.

What it does.

Prevents premature aging of the skin and restores a youthful, smooth appearance.

Who should use it?

Anyone with dark spots and a dull complexion looking for a smoother complexion.

Zinc oxide

What it is.

Zinc oxide is an earth-derived mineral that forms a physical barrier for the skin, offering broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

What it does.

Helps protect skin against broad-spectrum rays while retaining moisture to help skin age and change.

Who should use it?

Think of zinc oxide for its obvious solar qualities, but also as a powerful skin saver and protector.

THE LIST GOES ON AND ON

Our commitment to excellence doesn’t stop there. The list you have just seen represents only a fraction of our vast selection of ingredients. We continue to expand our glossary on a regular basis, adding exceptional new components as our research continues. Stay tuned or contact our team of experts to request the full ingredient list and discover the latest innovations in the world of cosmetic ingredients.

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