Swiss Glacier Water
To formulate all our treatments, we have selected a unique water. Exceptionally pure, it was formed thousands of years ago in the heart of the Swiss glacier park of Titlis, at more than 3200 meters above sea level. Naturally rich in Selenium (Se = 180µg/L*), a trace element with recognized antioxidant power, it is a real youth activator .
Studies have shown that Selenium protects the skin against lipid peroxidation, allowing the cell membrane to best express its osmotic function, which promotes intra and extracellular exchanges**. If the skin better assimilates the active ingredients of the treatments , these can best deploy their effectiveness.
*Chemical analyzes or dosage, study CH-11515-00027 of 01/26/2016. **Selenium: its role as antioxidant in human health, Ujang Tinggi, Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 2008.
Naturally present in the skin, Hyaluronic Acid contributes to its tone , elasticity and hydration . This active ingredient, used in aesthetic medicine for its “filler” action, acts differently depending on its molecular weight.
Hyaluronic Acids from low molecular weight (BPM) penetrate deeper, stimulating natural biological activities for a filling effect on fine lines and wrinkles . Those of high molecular weight (HPM) retain large amounts of water - up to 1000 times their weight - and form an invisible film on the surface to maintain skin hydration .
We have chosen to formulate our cosmeceutical treatments with a palette of Hyaluronic Acids of 5 different molecular weights, to offer you the best pro-youth moisturizing effectiveness.
Retinol, one of the forms of Vitamin A, is the benchmark cosmeceutical active ingredient in the fight against the signs of aging . This molecule, applied topically, stimulates cell regeneration and collagen production.
The Rétinol Froid® complex was developed by our laboratory, which combined Pure Retinol with an exclusive cryogenic technology (Tripeptide-1 + Lactate), in order to reproduce the anti-aging effect of intense cold. This patent pending further stimulates the production of collagen I (+35%*) as well as boosting the synthesis of fibronectin (+33%*), a youth protein responsible for dermo-epidermal cohesion, for enhanced effectiveness against wrinkles and loss of firmness .
During tests, Rétinol Froid® also demonstrated better cell viability compared to Retinol, which – highly concentrated – is likely to generate feelings of discomfort at the start of treatment.
* Ex vivo immunostaining instrumental test on human skin explants, after 11 days; evaluation vs T0 showing better efficacy vs retinol alone.
Stabilized or Ethylated Vitamin C
Vitamin C, or L-Ascorbic Acid, has a fundamental antioxidant function against skin aging. It helps fight against oxidative stress generated by the sun, pollution or stress, neutralizing free radicals. Thus, Vitamin C protects the skin from the signs of aging and restores vitality and radiance . Our antioxidant treatments are formulated with a stabilized form of Vitamin C, for prolonged performance over time.
Vitamin C also has an anti-spot action, since it regulates the activity of melanocytes - epidermal cells that synthesize melanin - and inhibits the diffusion of this pigment, to correct age spots and prevent their training and development. Our Depigmenting Activator is formulated with an ethylated form of Ascorbic Acid, with enhanced depigmenting effectiveness compared to pure Vitamin C.
Cicer's Peptides or Matrix
Peptides are a large family of ultra-powerful molecules, capable of acting on different skin mechanisms.
Our Laboratory has selected Cicer Oligopeptides, capable of boosting the energy metabolism of dermal cells, to restore the skin's tone and guarantee a long-lasting healthy glow effect .
Matrix Peptides are naturally present in the extra-cellular matrix. They are able to stimulate cell regeneration of the skin and fight against the signs of aging by improving its biomechanical properties: tone , firmness and elasticity . Wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed, the skin appears lifted.
Essential fatty acids, which include some Omegas, are fundamental components of the skin barrier. These molecules, not synthesized by the body, are essential for the hydration of our skin, since they allow the maintenance of the hydrolipidic film thus avoiding water loss.
Our moisturizers contain omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 due to their different properties. In our cream for normal skin , we have selected omega 3 for their moisturizing properties, restoring suppleness to the skin. Our balm for dry to very dry skin contains omega 7, with a composition similar to sebum, which intensely nourishes the skin.
Also known as Vitamin B3, Vitamin PP or Nicotinamide, Niacinamide is an irreplaceable molecule for treating several skin damages.
Prolonged and repeated exposure to sunlight is one of the main causes of hyperpigmentation. To prevent the formation of pigment spots and counter the development of those already present, our Laboratory has selected a high-purity form of Vitamin B3 which, by inhibiting the transport of melanin, is able to effectively fight against the different types of spots and to unify the complexion.
Niacinamide is also recognized for its role in moisturizing the skin, soothing discomfort and preventing skin aging.
Centella asiatica is a semi-aquatic plant that has been used for thousands of years for its soothing and restorative effectiveness. The extract of its leaves is known to be rich in Centelloids, including Asiaticoside and Madecassoside, which help regenerate and strengthen the skin.
In our soothing treatments and cleansers, these repairing active ingredients provide lasting comfort and revitalize skin that is sensitive or even weakened by any form of external aggression.
Caffeine is a reference active ingredient in cosmeceuticals for its dermo-stimulating action, effective in particular against dark circles and puffiness . This active ingredient is recognized for stimulating skin microcirculation and draining excess water retained by the tissues.
In our eye contour, a patented vectorization system increases the affinity of this molecule with the skin, for better penetration and effectiveness . Puffiness and dark circles are visibly reduced, for a revitalized, illuminated look, as if refreshed.