Essential oils, natural, but not without risks

Essential oils are increasingly used in so-called "natural" cosmetics and we continue to talk about their benefits for the body and skin ... maybe even a little too much! By hearing and reading many things about their beneficial effects, one would be almost tempted to use them everywhere, all the time and for everything: medicine, skincare, nutrition, etc. This is also what is done by many people and this is the whole problem of essential oils. First of all, you have to know that the oils are ...

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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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