The formula at a glance

Each of our ingredients have been selected for their effectiveness. Find all the ingredients of your product grouped into families according to their role.

Moisturising

  • Glycerin
  • Polyquaternium-51
  • Sodium hyaluronate

Nourishing

  • Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter

Restructuring

  • Dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline

Formulation water

  • Aqua / water / eau

Texture

  • Butylene glycol
  • Caprylic / capric triglyceride
  • Glyceryl stearate
  • Glycol palmitate
  • Sodium polyacrylate

Protection of the product

  • 1,2-hexanediol
  • Caprylyl glycol
  • Citric acid
  • Pentylene glycol
  • Sodium citrate

Ingredients under the magnifying glass

The ingredients of our formulas have been selected according to very strict dermatological criteria and recommended by independent toxicological experts. Classified in three main categories of active ingredients, you will discover the nature, role and origin of each by clicking on their name.

Here are grouped the ingredients that contribute to the expected effectiveness of the product: those that optimize or preserve the biological skin's mechanisms (such as hydration, regeneration, lipid-replenishing action), and those that have a very specific physico-chemical action (exfoliating, matifying, sun filters ...).

The ingredients listed here are those contained in the latest formula for this product. As there may be a time lag between its production and its distribution on the market, we invite you to consult the list of ingredients on the packaging.

Aqua/water/eau

What is it?

Purified water.

What’s the point?

Formulation water.

How do you get it?

Mineral origin.

Butylene glycol

What is it?

Polyol.

What’s the point?

Humectant: maintains the skin’s moisture level.

How do you get it?

Synthesis

To select an ingredient, NAOS can call on synthesis in order to:
- reconstitute a natural molecule without having to extract it from a plant and thus better respect biodiversity,
- obtain a pure, perfectly defined ingredient.

Glycerin

What is it?

Glycerin.

What’s the point?

Moisturising: increases the water content of the skin’s outermost layers.

How do you get it?

Component naturally found in the skin, extracted from vegetable oil.

Caprylic/capric triglyceride

What is it?

Glycerin and fatty acid derivative (triglycerides).

What’s the point?

Emollient: soothes and softens the skin.

How do you get it?

Combination of glycerin and fatty acids extracted from vegetable oil.

Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter

What is it?

Shea extraction.

What’s the point?

Nourishing: strengthens the skin’s protective film and the epidermis’s structure by supplying lipids.

How do you get it?

Shea extraction.

Glyceryl stearate

What is it?

Glycerin and fatty acid derivative.

What’s the point?

Thickening: provides the texture with consistency.

How do you get it?

Combination of glycerin and fatty acid extracted from vegetable oil.

Glycol palmitate

What is it?

Fatty acid derivative.

What’s the point?

Thickening: provides the texture with consistency.

How do you get it?

Combination of fatty acid extracted from vegetable oil, and a synthesised glycol.

Sodium polyacrylate

What is it?

Acrylic polymer.

What’s the point?

Gelling: provides the texture with consistency.

How do you get it?

Synthesis

To select an ingredient, NAOS can call on synthesis in order to:
- reconstitute a natural molecule without having to extract it from a plant and thus better respect biodiversity,
- obtain a pure, perfectly defined ingredient.

Pentylene glycol

What is it?

Polyol.

What’s the point?

Stabilising: contributes to the product’s homogeneity or stability.

How do you get it?

Synthesis

To select an ingredient, NAOS can call on synthesis in order to:
- reconstitute a natural molecule without having to extract it from a plant and thus better respect biodiversity,
- obtain a pure, perfectly defined ingredient.

1,2-hexanediol

What is it?

Polyol.

What’s the point?

Stabilising: contributes to the product’s homogeneity or stability.

How do you get it?

Synthesis

To select an ingredient, NAOS can call on synthesis in order to:
- reconstitute a natural molecule without having to extract it from a plant and thus better respect biodiversity,
- obtain a pure, perfectly defined ingredient.

Caprylyl glycol

What is it?

Polyol.

What’s the point?

Stabilising: contributes to the product’s homogeneity or stability.

How do you get it?

Synthesis

To select an ingredient, NAOS can call on synthesis in order to:
- reconstitute a natural molecule without having to extract it from a plant and thus better respect biodiversity,
- obtain a pure, perfectly defined ingredient.

Dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline

What is it?

Lipoamino acid.

What’s the point?

Restructuring: helps renew the skin's appearance.

How do you get it?

Obtained by synthesis from fatty acid extracted from vegetable oil, and hydroxyproline (biotechnology).

Mannitol

What is it?

Sugar derivative.

What’s the point?

Contributes to the D.A.F. (Dermatological Advanced Formulation) patent
This patented complex increases the skin’s tolerance threshold – regardless of skin type – in order to strengthen its resistance.

How do you get it?

Obtained from sugar of plant origin.

Sodium hyaluronate

What is it?

High-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid - 1300 to 1800 kDa.

What’s the point?

Moisturising: increases the water content of the skin’s outermost layers.

How do you get it?

Component naturally found in the skin, obtained by biotechnology.
Biotechnology uses biological processes, including natural fermentation, to obtain ingredients.

Xylitol

What is it?

Sugar derivative.

What’s the point?

Contributes to the D.A.F. (Dermatological Advanced Formulation) patent
This patented complex increases the skin’s tolerance threshold – regardless of skin type – in order to strengthen its resistance.

How do you get it?

Obtained from plant sugar.

Citric acid

What is it?

Citric acid.

What’s the point?

Stabilising: helps adjust the product’s pH.

How do you get it?

Component naturally found in the skin, obtained by biotechnology.
Biotechnology uses biological processes, including natural fermentation, to obtain ingredients.

Rhamnose

What is it?

Sugar.

What’s the point?

Contributes to the D.A.F. (Dermatological Advanced Formulation) patent
This patented complex increases the skin’s tolerance threshold – regardless of skin type – in order to strengthen its resistance.

How do you get it?

Wood extraction or synthesis.

Sodium citrate

What is it?

Citric acid derivative.

What’s the point?

Stabilising: contributes to the product’s homogeneity or stability.

How do you get it?

Component naturally found in the skin, obtained by biotechnology.
Biotechnology uses biological processes, including natural fermentation, to obtain ingredients.

Acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester

What is it?

Lipopeptide.

What’s the point?

Antalgicine technology.
This technology targets skin reactivity.

How do you get it?

Obtained by synthesis from fatty alcohol of plant origin, and synthesised amino acids.

Polyquaternium-51

What is it?

Quaternary ammonium.

What’s the point?

Moisturising: increases the water content of the skin’s outermost layers.

How do you get it?

Synthesis

To select an ingredient, NAOS can call on synthesis in order to:
- reconstitute a natural molecule without having to extract it from a plant and thus better respect biodiversity,
- obtain a pure, perfectly defined ingredient.

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