Mineral screens provide protection 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 advantage 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).
We take the utmost care in formulating our products : our facial skincare products do not contain known comedogenic ingredients. 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 ALGA MARIS ® Sunscreens SPF50 et SPF50+, METEO LOGIC ® Face Moisturizers and OCÉANE ® Monoï Bitter Almond.
L’Alga-Gorria® est un actif exclusif, extrait de l’algue rouge Gelidium Sesquipedale, spécifique de la Côte Basque. L’Alga-Gorria® est un puissant antioxydant, jusqu’à 5 fois plus antioxydant que la vitamine C pure (test ORAC). Il est composé de l’association de caroténoïdes (lutéine et zéaxanthine) et d’acides aminés mycosporine-like qui lui confère un large spectre de neutralisation de radicaux libres.
Ainsi, en neutralisant les radicaux libres, notre extrait breveté d’algue rouge protège les cellules cutanées des attaques radicalaires et prévient le vieillissement cutané prématuré.