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All our active ingredients
aloe vera

aloe vera

A native plant of the Arabian Peninsula and East Africa, aloe vera has been used since antiquity. It is incorporated into many products for the following properties:

  • stimulating collagen production
  • treating burns
  • speeding up the healing process
  • anti-ageing

This active ingredient features in: SOS Stretch Marks Balm.

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argan (oil)

Argan oil comes from a tree endemic to Morocco: the argan tree. The oil is obtained from the kernel of its nuts and has been lapped up over the past 15 years or so for cosmetic and food purposes.

Rich in vitamin E and unsaponifiables, argan oil is renowned for its nourishing and regenerative properties on the epidermis. Rich in antioxidants, it offsets undernourishment of the skin deep down – thereby helping to prevent cell ageing.

It is packed with essential fatty acids (Omega-3, Omega-6), antioxidants recommended to prevent premature drying out of the skin.

This active ingredient features in:1st Care Stretch Marks Cream, SOS Stretch Marks Balm and Luxurious Soothing Oil.

avocat

avocado (oil)

Rich in fatty acids, omegas 3 and omegas 6, and boasting an exceptionally high vitamin E content, avocado oil is an excellent regenerator of the epidermis and can be found in many anti-wrinkle creams.

A dry oil particularly nice to use, this is especially suited to areas of finer, more fragile skin, such as the eye contour or neckline.

This active ingredient features in: SOS Stretch Marks Balm.

baobab (oil)

A native tree of Africa and Madagascar, the baobab is distinct by its exceptional resistance to drought..

The vegetable oil is made from its fruits’ seeds, and is very rich in proteins and fatty acids.

Because of its high emollient properties, African pregnant women rub it on their stomachs and breasts to help maintain their skin’s elasticity.

This active ingredient features in: Luxurious Soothing Oil and Refreshing Milk Firming.

cassia alata

Endemic of Tropical America, but also found in many areas in the hot regions of Africa, particularly the island of Madagascar, this bush is also called Cassia alata or Senna alata.

Its golden yellow flowers form little, highly characteristic spikes, but it is above all its leaves that are used in traditional medicine.

Used in the form of pulp, juice or powder, its fresh leaves are a powerful remedy for diverse types of dermatosis such as dry patches or eczema, as well as ringworm and scabies.

Its healing, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties mean that it can even be used on infected wounds or skin mycoses.

Malgasy women also use it when they are pregnant to prevent stretch marks.

This active ingredient features in: 1st Care Stretch Marks Cream and SOS Stretch Marks Balm.

centella asiatica

Cultivated in Asia and Oceania, this plant is recognisable by its pretty little pink and green flowers and has been nicknamed “tiger grass” because the big cats roll in it when injured to soothe their wounds.

Practically attributed magical powers in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines, it is reputed for its properties that soothe itches, relieve burns and heal wounds.

Rich in essential fatty acids, it is used in cosmetics to help lessen the appearance of scars and stretch marks and to maintain skin barriers.

This active ingredient features in: SOS Stretch Marks Balm.

dermochlorella

A seaweed-based marine extract, this active ingredient harbours countless cosmetic properties.

It helps to restructure the skin by increasing the expression and synthesis of collagen and elastin. It also acts on skin firmness and tonicity.

Most of all, it is extremely effective at significantly reducing the colour and morphology of permanent stretch marks.

This active ingredient features in: 1st Care Stretch Marks Cream.

jojoba (oil)

Endemic to Central America, Jojoba belongs to the Buxaceae family (herbaceous plants with evergreen leaves).

Its oil contains ceramides and vitamin E (antioxidant and protects against free radicals).

Its benefits have long been renowned: beyond its moisturising properties, it improves skin elasticity (particularly during sun exposure) and makes hair soft and shiny.

This active ingredient features in: 1st Care Stretch Marks Cream and Luxurious Soothing Oil.

kalparianne

This seaweed extract increases hyaluronic acid synthesis and protects elastin and collagen from damage.

It thus improves cohesion and communication between cells.

This active ingredient features in: Luxurious Soothing Oil.

SHEA (butter)

Shea butter, or vegetable butter, is an edible substance extracted from the nuts of the shea tree which grows in the wooded savannahs of West Africa and whose name means “life” in Mandinka.

Shea butter is used as an ingredient in traditional cooking or as a substitute for cocoa butter in the chocolate industry.

It is widely used in cosmetics for its unique natural fragrance, creamy texture and array of properties:

  • Protects the skin from drying out
  • Moisturises the skin and hair
  • Protects against sunburn
  • Helps to heal wounds
  • Treats dry, peeling skin, eczema and cracked hands.
  • Treats stretch marks.

This active ingredient features in : 1st Care Stretch Marks Cream and SOS Stretch Marks Balm.

kendi (oil)

Kendi oil comes from a tree that has long been used by indigenous Pacific communities: Aleurites moluccana.

What sets this oil apart is its exceptionally high polyunsaturated fatty acid content and unique texture – both silky-smooth and non-greasy.

Particularly suited to massage, Kendi oil is an excellent moisturiser for dry, delipidated and/or damaged skin.

This active ingredient features in: Luxurious Soothing Oil.

mimosa tenuiflora

Called the “skin tree” in Nahuatl, the most widely spoken dialect in Mexico, this mimosa is only found in south-east Mexico, in the State of Chiapas.

It has been decreed a “national heritage” by the Mexican government, after helping first-degree burn victims to heal following a huge fire in Mexico in 1984 – when conventional drugs were in short supply.

The powdered bark of the Mimosa Tenuiflora thus protects the epidermis from the destructive action of free radicals, increases cell renewal and presents the most spectacular skin regenerative and reparative properties known to date.

The main active ingredients are extracted from its bark and contain:

  • tannins, which increase skin impermeability and firmness by tightening pores.
  • bioflavonoids that act powerfully against free radicals.
  • countless trace elements (zinc, iron, magnesium, copper and manganese), essential for the good development of cellular biochemical processes.
  • a powerful analgesic, which explains the immediate relief it brings to burns.
  • a bacteriostat and fungicide which help to heal skin lesions.
  • amino acids (leucine, valine, tyrosine, arginine and lysine) that aid water binding in the stratum corneum

This active ingredient features in : SOS Stretch Marks Balm.

rosier muscat (oil)

A native rose of Europe but cultivated primarily in Chile and Argentina, rosehip produces oil packed with essential unsaturated fatty acids, beta-carotene and vitamin C.

Composed of linoleic and linolenic acid, it helps to maintain the skin barriers and plays a role in minimising scars and stretch marks.

This active ingredient features in: Luxurious Soothing Oil and Refreshing Milk Firming.

scopariane g

This extract from Mediterranean seaweed activates the synthesis of collagen fibres to remodel and firm up the skin.

This active ingredient features in: Refreshing Milk Firming.

black elder (flower)

The black elder shrub flourishes across Europe, West Asia and North Africa.

A popular medicinal plant since antiquity, it is highly fragrant and edible: the flower buds are an attractive addition to salads.

Black elderflower contains 3% flavonoids, which stimulate hyaluronic acid production in the skin to help it stayed hydrated and regenerate.

This active ingredient features in: 1st Care Stretch Marks Cream.

sunflower (huile)

Sunflower is a native plant of North America, but has also been cultivated in Europe – particularly France – for a long time now.

Its oil is rich in oleic acid which endows it with reparative properties. It also contains tocopherol, which has vitamin E activity. It is therefore an important source of vitamin E, the most powerful extra-cellular antioxidant.

A popular addition to cosmetics for its quick penetration into the skin without leaving a greasy film behind, it is used for its softening, anti-dehydrating and nourishing properties.

This active ingredient features in: 1st Care Stretch Marks Cream.

marsh trefoil

A semi-aquatic plant commonly found across Europe, the marsh trefoil is a powerful antioxidant.

By neutralising free radicals, it protects vitamin C from oxidising stress, increases collagen synthesis and restores firmness and tonicity to the skin.

This active ingredient features in: Refreshing Milk Firming.

goldenrod

Endemic to Europe and North America, the goldenrod plant boasts a wide range of medicinal properties.

In cosmetics, it is used to improve skin tonicity and firmness as it helps to increase collagen contraction.

This active ingredient features in: Refreshing Milk Firming.



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