Ingredients

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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Focus on: Aloe

Focus on: Aloe

Beyond the fact that the aloe is a very pretty plant, it has several very interesting qualities to exploit in cosmetics ... and it is also what has been done for several decades! There are several species, but it is the aloe vera that is the most used around the world. I open a parenthesis to share with you some information that I found writing this article, for those who would not know, aloe, like cactus, survives when it is not watered often ... Parenthesis closed. What makes it such a popular choice and especially what are the real benefits of ...

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What is Hyaluronic Acid?

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Those who follow the beauty trends will certainly have noticed the increased presence in the market of hyaluronic acid, an ingredient almost become mythical. Believe me, he's here to stay! Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the fluids of the body (vitreous humor, synovial fluid, etc.) and in the tissues of the skin (extracellular matrix), where it is most abundant. This small molecule is able to contain 1000x its weight in water, which confers to it a property of humectant quite impressive. Note also that it would have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. He...

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