Panthenol (Vitamine B5) belongs to the family of the essential vitamins and is well known for its soothing and repairing properties. Dexpanthenol or Pro-vitamin B5 is a precursor of the Panthenol commonly used in cosmetics. Dexpanthenol acts on the skin as a moisturizer due to its good capacity to capture water, contributing to maintaining skin softness. Some studies have revealed regenerative properties of Dexpanthenol and its ability to reduce water loss, contributing to maintain the skin's protective barrier function.
Coriander Oil is a vegetal oil extracted from the seeds of Coriander (Coriandrum sativum). After separating them from their husks, they are pressed to extract the oil and then refined and deodorized. Coriander is an aromatic plant originated from the mediterranean area known for its culinary and therapeutic virtues since the Antiquity. Coriander Oil has revealed interesting properties in cosmetics. It is particularly rich in oleic acid, a fatty acid found in the sebum. It can therefore contribute to the hydrolipidic film constitution at the surface of the skin and to the maintaining of a satisfactory hydration state. These properties make it a very suitable element for the care of dry skin.
Urea is a small molecule naturally present in the organism that results from protein degradation.Thanks to its chemical structure it is able to easily bind water. It enters in the composition of the Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF), a complex able to capture and retain water, hence contributing to maintain and regulate the epidermis hydration. Thanks to this property, it is generally used in cosmetics for dry to extra-dry skin.
Historically, Allantoin has been discovered in a variety of plants such as wheat germ, young sycamore leaves, comfrey roots and bark of horse chestnut.
The therapeutic virtues of comfrey roots were already known at the end of the 16th century, but it was not until 19th-20th that allantoin was isolated, analyzed and some of its beneficial properties attributed : regeneration and reparation.
It is a well known ingredient frequently used in cosmetics. Thanks to its repairing, regenerating, moisturizing and soothing properties, it is perfectly suitable for sensitive skin care.
Combining beeswax, a fatty acid ester (cetyl palmitate) and shea butter, our Cold Cream is inspired from the original recipe of the Cold Cream, a century-old preparation from pharmacy used in numerous dermatological officinal preparations for its hydrating, emollient and protective properties.
Oats [Avena sativa] come from Asia and have been cultivated since the Bronze Age and used in traditional medicine under different forms for centuries. Oats are one of those plants with multiple uses and whose growth is beneficial for the environment.
Mainly composed of polyoses (sugar), Oat Milk has a high molecular weight and is capable of adhering to the skin surface, creating a film contributing to water retention.
Combined with a high level of glycerine, it will help improving the hydration level of the skin and will participate in soothing discomforts linked to dry skin.
The main function of Vitamin E is to act as an antioxidant. Due to its chemical structure, Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and, therefore, a radical sensor.