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.

Sun Active Defense Technology

Antioxidant

  • Tocopheryl acetate

Soothing

  • Laminaria ochroleuca extract
  • Rhamnose

Flora regulator

  • Fructooligosaccharides

Mattifying

  • Silica

Moisturising

  • Xylitol

Keratolytic

  • Glycolic acid
  • Salicylic acid

Formulation water

  • Aqua / water / eau

Texture

  • C12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • Caprylic / capric triglyceride
  • Corn starch modified
  • Hydroxyethyl acrylate / sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer
  • Potassium cetyl phosphate
  • Propylene glycol
  • Xanthan gum

Visual effects on the skin

  • Boron nitride

Scent & fragrance

  • Fragrance (parfum)

Protection of the product

  • 1,2-hexanediol
  • Decyl glucoside
  • Polysorbate 60
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Sorbitan isostearate
  • Tocopherol

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.

C12-15 alkyl benzoate

What is it?

Fatty alcohol derivative.

What’s the point?

Emollient: soothes and softens the skin.

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.

Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol [nano]

What is it?

Bisoctrizol: aromatic derivative.

What’s the point?

Contributes to Sun Active Defense technology.
High technology sun protection, reinforced in the UVA range. A combination of UV filters and patented biological protection that enhances the skin's self-defence capabilities to help maintain its health in the sun.

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.

Corn starch modified

What is it?

Corn starch derivative.

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?

Obtained by synthesis from corn starch.

Diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate

What is it?

Aromatic derivative.

What’s the point?

Contributes to Sun Active Defense technology.
High technology sun protection, reinforced in the UVA range. A combination of UV filters and patented biological protection that enhances the skin's self-defence capabilities to help maintain its health in the sun.

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.

Ethylhexyl triazone

What is it?

Aromatic derivative.

What’s the point?

Contributes to Sun Active Defense technology.
High technology sun protection, reinforced in the UVA range. A combination of UV filters and patented biological protection that enhances the skin's self-defence capabilities to help maintain its health in the sun.

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.

Potassium cetyl phosphate

What is it?

Fatty alcohol derivative.

What’s the point?

Emulsifying: enables the formation and stabilisation of an emulsion.

How do you get it?

Obtained by synthesis from fatty alcohol of plant origin.

Hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer

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.

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.

Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine

What is it?

Bemotrizinol: aromatic derivative.

What’s the point?

Contributes to Sun Active Defense technology.
High technology sun protection, reinforced in the UVA range. A combination of UV filters and patented biological protection that enhances the skin's self-defence capabilities to help maintain its health in the sun.

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.

Silica

What is it?

Silica.

What’s the point?

Mattifying: absorbs sebum, minimises shine.

How do you get it?

Mineral origin.

Decyl glucoside

What is it?

Sugar and fatty alcohol derivative.

What’s the point?

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

How do you get it?

Obtained by synthesis from fatty alcohol of plant origin, and glucose (biotechnology).

Glycolic acid

What is it?

Glycolic 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.

Boron nitride

What is it?

Boron derivative.

What’s the point?

Visual effects on the skin: colours or evens out the complexion by supplying pigments, pearlising agents or light reflectors.

How do you get it?

Obtained by synthesis from boric oxide of mineral origin.

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.

Tocopheryl acetate

What is it?

Vitamin E derivative.

What’s the point?

Antioxidant: neutralises free radicals and their harmful effects on the skin.

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.

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.

Xanthan gum

What is it?

Xanthan gum.

What’s the point?

Gelling: provides the texture with consistency.

How do you get it?

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

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.

Polysorbate 60

What is it?

Fatty acid and sorbitan derivative.

What’s the point?

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

How do you get it?

Obtained by synthesis from fatty acid and sugar of plant origin.

Sorbitan isostearate

What is it?

Sorbitan and fatty acid ester.

What’s the point?

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

How do you get it?

Combination of sugar and fatty acid of plant origin.

Ectoin

What is it?

Amino acid.

What’s the point?

Contributes to Sun Active Defense technology.
High technology sun protection, reinforced in the UVA range. A combination of UV filters and patented biological protection that enhances the skin's self-defence capabilities to help maintain its health in the sun.

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 Fluidactiv technology.
This complex fights against sebum thickening, in order to keep pores from becoming clogged and to minimise the risk of blemishes appearing.
Contributes to Sun Active Defense technology.
High technology sun protection, reinforced in the UVA range. A combination of UV filters and patented biological protection that enhances the skin's self-defence capabilities to help maintain its health in the sun.

How do you get it?

Obtained from sugar of plant origin.

Xylitol

What is it?

Sugar derivative.

What’s the point?

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

How do you get it?

Obtained from plant sugar.

Rhamnose

What is it?

Sugar.

What’s the point?

Soothing: reduces sensations of skin discomfort.

How do you get it?

Wood extraction or synthesis.

Ginkgo biloba leaf extract

What is it?

Ginkgo biloba extract.

What’s the point?

Contributes to the Fluidactiv technology.
This complex fights against sebum thickening, in order to keep pores from becoming clogged and to minimise the risk of blemishes appearing.

How do you get it?

Ginkgo biloba leaf extraction.

Fructooligosaccharides

What is it?

Sugar macromolecule.

What’s the point?

Flora regulator: preserves the quality and natural balance of the epidermis’s protective flora.

How do you get it?

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

Propyl gallate

What is it?

Gallic acid derivative.

What’s the point?

Contributes to the Fluidactiv technology.
This complex fights against sebum thickening, in order to keep pores from becoming clogged and to minimise the risk of blemishes appearing.

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.

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.

Tocopherol

What is it?

Vitamin E or tocopherol.

What’s the point?

Antioxidant: prevents the oxidation of the ingredients contained in the product.

How do you get it?

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

Laminaria ochroleuca extract

What is it?

Golden algae extract.

What’s the point?

Soothing: reduces sensations of skin discomfort.

How do you get it?

Laminaria algae extraction.

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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