Essential oils guide
A biblical element, myrrh is one of the oldest known aromatic substances, mentioned as far back as 4,000 years. It was an ingredient highly held by Egyptian priests who used it as an ingredient for religious ceremonies, fumigations and embalming. It has a cooling and soothing effect as well as astringent properties on mucous membranes as well as anti-microbial properties, which makes it ideal for the treatment of wounds and artificial skin imperfections. This is why it is a central element of our skin perfector, the Magic Skin.
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Also named Barbary Fig, this plant is a native to Mexico, but it can also be found in other arid and semi-arid regions of the world, such as Morocco. Very rich in amino-acids, anti-oxidants and vitamin K, this oil from the desert moisturizes and softens the skin helping it maintain its elasticity. It also fights external radicals that are responsible for ageing which makes it ideal for dry, mature skin. Enjoy this precious oil in our anti-ageing skincare, Soin millenaire.
Originating from North Africa, Argan Oil used to be the essential ingredient of the beauty rituals of the women living in the desert. Because of its rich composition, based on omega-6 and omega-9, this ingredient protects the skin against harsh climates and maintains its hydration. It has exceptional antioxidant properties: it is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids allowing it to boost skin regeneration, smoothen the skin and revitalize dry hair. Dive into Treasure Oil to discover the Orient’s secrets.
Originally from Japan, the name of this mushroom means“dancing mushroom”. Legend has it, people used to dance of joy when they discover it. Indeed, Maitake is used in research against cancer and has a global anti-aging effect: plump the skin by stimulating the production of collagen, increase skin’s firmness and prevent the skin from oxidative stress. These wonderful properties combined with other precious ingredients make it one of the lead ingredients in Soin millenaire, our anti-aging cream.
Brought from the shores of the Mediteranean, this plant was highly esteemed by Paracelsus, who believed it could completely revivify a man. An ideal antidepressant, nervine and antiviral, it is ideal for the treatment of an overstimulated nervous system, mainly characterized by anxiety, insomnia, depression or lost inner direction. Melissa is one of the powerful plants of our deepsleep and anti-anxiety balm, Good Night, which will relax and appease your nervous states supporting a restorative sleep.
Specific to the vegetation of Madagascar, this plant is high in 1,8-cineole eucalyptol (around 45% of its structure). Due to its composition, Ravintsara has strong antiseptic, antiviral and immunomodulant properties making it the ingredient of choice for cold and flu treatment. It is also a nerve tonic and a mental and physical stimulant, used to revitalise people suffering from nervous or physical fatigue. Due to its exceptional antiviral and immunity boosting properties , Ravintsara is one of the main ingredients of our purifying air spray, PurAir.
Also known as “Immortal”, this plant is cultivated in the South of France, Italy, Yugoslavia and other Mediteranean countries. Its bright golden flowers gave it its name (Helios = sun and chrysos = gold). It has been traditionally used to treat psoriasis or burns due to its excellent anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties. With its soothing and skin regenerating effects, Helichrysum is recommended where there is inflamed tissue which needs to be calmed down and regenerated. Enjoy the wonderful properties of this precious oil in our skin repair gel, Magic Skin.