Mineral screens provide proection against the whole UV spectrum by forming a thin protective that comes between sunlight and the skin.
Mineral screens are fine powders that have strong covering power. These pigmentary powders are made up of Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, that have the adavantage being very well tolerated. They are active as soon as they are on the skin, absorbing and reflecting UV rays. Because of their size, they do not penetrate deeply into the skin.
Chemical filters also protect by forming a layer on the surface of the skin. However, they tend penetrate deeper into the skin because of their chemical nature (small size and being liposoluble). Some chemical filters are not stable when exposed to light, both losing efficacity and potentially becoming harmful free radicals. They are also suspected of some disruption of hormonal balances in the skin and can pollute the environment (causing coral bleaching for example).
Alga-gorria is an active ingredient composed of a group of molecules with powerful antioxidant capacity.
Alga-gorria captures free radicals very effectively, with an antioxidant power that is 13 times higher than a group of antioxidant molecules found on the cosmetics market. This exceptional power is related to the capacity of Gelidium sesquipedale to protect itself developed throughout its evolution.
Our exclusive active ingredient Alga-gorria® consists of a set of molecules extracted from the red algae of the Basque Coast. This active ingredient is a powerful antioxidant and effectively acts to neutralise free radicals generated by exposure to pollution, UV, etc. An excess of free radicals causes oxidative stress: harmful for the skin because it degrades the structures that These protective properties are present in all of our products.
Active ingredients that promote the prevention of the onset of wrinkles are antioxidants. Our products all contain an exclusive powerful antioxidant, Alga-gorria.
We take the utmost care in formulating our prodcts; our facial skincare products do not contain known comedogenic ingriedients. They do not contain silicones either.
Our ingredients are over 99.5% natural.
We do not use phtalates in our products. All fragrances are of natural origin.
We take the utmost care in the formulation of products, that contain more than 99.5% natural ingredients.
We do not formulate with essential oils in our products. However, some of our fragrances may contain them - which would mean very small percentages in the final product.
Our products that do not contain essential oils are our SPF50+ sunscreens, and ourMETEO LOGIC Face Moisturizers.
Since our creation, Laboratoires de Biarritz have always been opposed to animal testing and does not test on animals in compliance with EU regulations. We use alternative methods to test our compounds and our finished products.
We use natural ingredients and organic whenever possible : our products are more than 99.5% of natural origin.
Moreover, we don’t use animal ingredients except the organic beeswax in SPF50 + stick ALGAMARIS , fluid moisturizer METEOLOGIC hands and moisturizer METEOLOGIC hands.
Nanoparticles are smaller than 100 nm in diameter. In the ALGA MARIS sunscreen products that you put on your skin, the mineral particles are both coated and agglomerated. They are larger than 100 nm in diameter. This is why we refer to them as "micronized" mineral screens. We have carried out further testing (verifying with an independent laboratory) to measure these particles and their average size is around 200 nm. Using certified organic sunscreens with mineral screens is currently the best way to protect yourself from UV radiation. They combine being effective, environmentally- and health-friendly. Indeed, mineral screens are 100% natural, protect on application, and are well tolerated by the skin. Furthermore, the Organic Certification is a guarantee for "clean" formulas that do not contain synthetic chemicals or controversial/risky ingredients.