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.

Mattifying

  • Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer
  • Silica

Keratolytic

  • Salicylic acid

Moisturising

  • Glycerin

Astringent

  • Fomes officinalis (mushroom) extract

Formulation water

  • Aqua / water / eau

Texture

  • Butylene glycol
  • C30-45 alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer
  • Cyclohexasiloxane
  • Cyclopentasiloxane
  • Dimethicone
  • Dipropylene glycol
  • Lauryl peg / ppg-18 / 18 methicone
  • Peg / ppg-18 / 18 dimethicone
  • Propylene glycol
  • Sodium polyacrylate
  • Trideceth-6

Scent & fragrance

  • Fragrance (parfum)

Protection of the product

  • 1,2-hexanediol
  • Caprylic / capric triglyceride
  • Caprylyl glycol
  • Citric acid
  • Disodium edta
  • Paraffinum liquidum / mineral oil / huile minerale
  • Pentylene glycol
  • Sodium hydroxide

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.

Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer

What is it?

Acrylic polymer.

What’s the point?

Mattifying: absorbs sebum, minimises shine.

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.

Dipropylene 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.

Cyclopentasiloxane

What is it?

Silicone.

What’s the point?

Sensory agent: optimises sensory appeal to ensure pleasure of use and an evanescent and velvety feel.

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.

Cyclohexasiloxane

What is it?

Silicone.

What’s the point?

Sensory agent: optimises sensory appeal to ensure pleasure of use and an evanescent and velvety feel.

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.

Dimethicone

What is it?

Silicone.

What’s the point?

Sensory agent: optimises sensory appeal to ensure pleasure of use and a soft feel.

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.

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.

Fomes officinalis (mushroom) extract

What is it?

Mushroom extract.

What’s the point?

Astringent: tightens pores.

How do you get it?

Mushroom extraction.

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.

Paraffinum liquidum/mineral oil/huile minerale

What is it?

Fatty substance (pharmaceutical-grade oil).

What’s the point?

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

How do you get it?

Mineral origin.

Silica

What is it?

Silica.

What’s the point?

Mattifying: absorbs sebum, minimises shine.

How do you get it?

Mineral origin.

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.

Trideceth-6

What is it?

Fatty alcohol derivative.

What’s the point?

Emulsifying: enables the formation and stabilisation of an emulsion.

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.

C30-45 alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer

What is it?

Silicone.

What’s the point?

Sensory agent: optimises sensory appeal to ensure pleasure of use and a silky feel with a matte finish.

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.

Lauryl peg/ppg-18/18 methicone

What is it?

Silicone.

What’s the point?

Emulsifying: enables the formation and stabilisation of an emulsion.

How do you get it?

Obtained by synthesis from fatty acid extracted from vegetable oil.

Disodium edta

What is it?

Edetic acid derivative.

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.

Salicylic acid

What is it?

Salicylic acid.

What’s the point?

Keratolytic: promotes the elimination of dead cells and epidermal renewal.

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.

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.

Propylene 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.

Sodium hydroxide

What is it?

Sodium derivative.

What’s the point?

Stabilising: helps adjust the product’s pH.

How do you get it?

Component naturally found in the skin, obtained by 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.

Peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone

What is it?

Silicone.

What’s the point?

Emulsifying: enables the formation and stabilisation of an emulsion.

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.

Fructooligosaccharides

What is it?

Sugar macromolecule.

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?

Biotechnology.
Biotechnology uses biological processes, including natural fermentation, to obtain ingredients.

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.
Contributes to Fluidactiv technology. This technology targets sebum oxidation to prevent pore clogging and minimize the risk of irregularities.

How do you get it?

Obtained from sugar of plant origin.

Caprylic/capric triglyceride

What is it?

Glycerin and fatty acid derivative (triglycerides).

What’s the point?

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

How do you get it?

Combination of glycerin and fatty acids extracted from vegetable oil.

Ginkgo biloba leaf extract

What is it?

Ginkgo biloba extract.

What’s the point?

Contributes to Fluidactiv technology. This technology targets sebum oxidation to prevent pore clogging and minimize the risk of irregularities.

How do you get it?

Ginkgo biloba leaf extraction.

Dodecyl gallate

What is it?

Gallic acid derivative.

What’s the point?

Contributes to Fluidactiv technology. This technology targets sebum oxidation to prevent pore clogging and minimize the risk of irregularities.

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.

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.

Laminaria ochroleuca extract

What is it?

Golden algae extract.

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?

Laminaria algae extraction.

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.

Fragrance (parfum)

What is it?

Fragrance composition.

What’s the point?

Scent & Fragrance: provides the product with olfactory sensory appeal.

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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