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

Soothing

  • Laminaria ochroleuca extract
  • Rhamnose

Flora regulator

  • Fructooligosaccharides

Moisturising

  • Glycerin
  • Xylitol

Brightening

  • Ascorbyl glucoside

Anti-wrinkle

  • Asiatic acid
  • Asiaticoside
  • Madecassic acid

Antioxidant

  • Tocopherol

Formulation water

  • Aqua / water / eau

Texture

  • C20-22 alcohols
  • C20-22 alkyl phosphate
  • Dibutyl adipate
  • Diisopropyl sebacate
  • Polyacrylate crosspolymer-6
  • Propanediol
  • Titanium dioxide (ci 77891)
  • Xanthan gum

Scent & fragrance

  • Fragrance (parfum)

Protection of the product

  • 1,2-hexanediol
  • Caprylic / capric triglyceride
  • Caprylyl glycol
  • Citric acid
  • Dicaprylyl carbonate
  • Glycine soja (soybean) oil
  • Lysine
  • Magnesium chloride
  • Propylheptyl caprylate
  • Sodium citrate
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Sodium lauroyl glutamate

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.

Dibutyl adipate

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.

Diethylhexyl butamido 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.

Diisopropyl sebacate

What is it?

Fatty acid derivative.

What’s the point?

Emollient: soothes and softens the skin.

How do you get it?

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

Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane

What is it?

Avobenzone (or BMDBM): 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.

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.

Propanediol

What is it?

Polyol.

What’s the point?

Humectant: maintains the skin’s moisture level.

How do you get it?

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

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.

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.

Ascorbyl glucoside

What is it?

Vitamin C derivative.

What’s the point?

Brightening: reduces the intensity of dark spots and hyper-pigmented areas.

How do you get it?

Obtained by biotechnology from synthesised ascorbic acid.
Biotechnology uses biological processes, including natural fermentation, to obtain ingredients.

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.

Tocopherol

What is it?

Vitamin E or tocopherol.

What’s the point?

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

How do you get it?

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

Titanium dioxide (ci 77891)

What is it?

White pigment (titanium dioxide).

What’s the point?

Colouring agent: optimises and stabilises the product’s colour.

How do you get it?

Mineral origin.

C20-22 alkyl 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 alcohols of plant origin.

C20-22 alcohols

What is it?

Fatty alcohol.

What’s the point?

Thickening: provides the texture with consistency.

How do you get it?

Obtained from fatty acids extracted from vegetable oil.

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.

Polyacrylate crosspolymer-6

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.

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.

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.

Glycine soja (soybean) oil

What is it?

Soybean oil.

What’s the point?

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

How do you get it?

Soybean extraction.

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.

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 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.

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?

Soothing: reduces sensations of skin discomfort.

How do you get it?

Wood extraction or synthesis.

Asiaticoside

What is it?

Asiaticoside extracted from centella.

What’s the point?

Anti-wrinkle: provides the skin with volume and density.

How do you get it?

Centella asiatica extraction.

Madecassic acid

What is it?

Madecassic acid extracted from centella.

What’s the point?

Anti-wrinkle: provides the skin with volume and density.

How do you get it?

Centella asiatica extraction.

Asiatic acid

What is it?

Asiatic acid extracted from centella.

What’s the point?

Anti-wrinkle: provides the skin with volume and density.

How do you get it?

Centella asiatica extraction.

Sodium lauroyl glutamate

What is it?

Fatty alcohol and amino acid derivative.

What’s the point?

Stabilising: stabilises the mineral screen or pigment.

How do you get it?

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

Lysine

What is it?

Amino acid.

What’s the point?

Stabilising: stabilises the mineral screen or pigment.

How do you get it?

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

Magnesium chloride

What is it?

Magnesium derivative.

What’s the point?

Stabilising: stabilises the mineral screen or pigment.

How do you get it?

Mineral origin.

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.

Dicaprylyl carbonate

What is it?

Fatty alcohol derivative.

What’s the point?

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

How do you get it?

Combination of fatty alcohol of plant origin, and a synthesised carbonate derivative.

Propylheptyl caprylate

What is it?

Fatty acid 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 extracted from vegetable oil.

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.

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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