Ingredient of the day: Ceramides

Provenance: Animal or synthetic In our products: Synthetic INCI name: ceramide-2, ceramide-3, ceramide-NP, etc. The basis: Ceramides are a family of complex lipids, naturally present in the skin. They form about 50% of the composition of the skin and are found mainly in the upper layer of the stratum corneum (in the epidermis). They play an important role in the skin barrier by retaining hydration and protecting against external damage. In fact, if we compared the skin to a brick house, the cells would be the bricks, and the ceramides the mortar that ...

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Ingredient of the day: Allantoin

Provenance: Animal, Vegetal, Synthetic In our products: Vegetal INCI name: Allantoin Derived from: Animal urine, Comfrey (plant) The basis: Allantoin is a nitrogen extract that was discovered by Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin. It is a result of the oxidation of uric acid. It is found mainly in the amniotic fluid of cows, in the urine of many mammals (with the exception of large primates) and in the roots of certain plants and cereals. It has been used for a long time for its restorative, soothing and anti-irritant properties. Utility: In cosmetics, it is used in a very wide variety of products since it is ...

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Ingredient of the day: Jojoba oil

Provenance: Vegetable + Synthetic In our products: Vegetable INCI name: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil Derived from: Jojoba seeds The base: Jojoba oil is obtained from the wax contained in the seeds of the Jojoba plant. For several decades, this odorless yellow-gold liquid has been used to stimulate hair growth and "treat" certain skin conditions. It has been marketed more in recent years to substitute the whale oil whose production is banned in 2018. It consists among other fatty acids and triglycerides which makes it particularly interesting for ...

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Ingredient of the day: Squalane / Squalene

Provenance: Vegetal, animal or synthetic In our products: Vegetable INCI name: Squalane Derived from: Olive oil, Rice, Sugar cane ... The basis: Squalane is a (hydrogenated) derivative of squalene, which is found naturally in sebum. Squalene in sebum is a precursor of good cholesterol and a natural lubricant. We prefer the first for cosmetics since it is much more stable. Originally, it came from the liver of sharks (!!!). It is reported, however, that some companies still use Squalane of animal origin. For obvious reasons, that of vegetable origin must be privileged! Usefulness: In ...

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