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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CHEMICAL FILTER AND A MINERAL SCREEN ?

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). 


HOW DOES ALGA-GORRIA WORK ?

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.


HOW DOES THE SEAWEED AFFECT THE SKIN ?

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.


IS THERE AN ANTI-WRINKLE INGRIDIENT IN YOUR PRODUCTS ?

Active ingredients that promote the prevention of the onset of wrinkles are antioxidants. Our products all contain an exclusive powerful antioxidant, Alga-gorria.


ARE YOUR PRODUCTS COMEDOGENIC ?

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. 


 DO YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN PHTALATES ?

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. 


ARE THERE ENSSENTIAL OILS IN YOUR PRODUCTS ?

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. 


DO YOU USE ANIMAL ORIGIN INGREDIENTS ? ARE YOUR PRODUCTS TESTED ON ANIMALS ?

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.