How to recognize an organic line of products

In order to legally declare that a product is certified organic, it must contain certified organic ingredients, which means that almost three quarters of ingredients of its formulation must be of natural origin.

But how can you get through the maze of products available? Do not rely on the green and flowery packaging and the words BIO or NATURAL. Some manufacturers indicate some of the extracts, but they appear at the end of the ingredient list.

Look for logos of organizations issuing these certifications:

Écocert (EU certification)
Cosmétique bio – Cosmos standard (EU certification)
USDA Organic (US certification)
Certified Natural Cosmetics – BDIH (German certification)
Québec vrai (Québec certification)
ÉcoLogo (a.k.a. Choix environnemental – Canadian Standard)

Please note, however, that organic does not necessarily mean more efficient or innocuous! Some ingredients can be irritating or provoke allergies, just like typical cosmetic products and vice versa. Based on their concentration, some organic ingredients can also have a more superficial action than those made from biotechnology.

Source: Journal La Presse (daily paper) – December 2014

Exfoliants and the environment

Enjoy a soft and silky smooth skin without destroying aquatic life.

Microplastics are added in many exfoliating products or in soaps as a mild abrasive for skin; it is a cheaper alternative (but not biodegradable) to bamboo fragments, algae, kernels or horsehair gloves, which were used in the past.

These nanoparticles essentially made of polymers (a petrol-derived plastic) are rejected in the sewers after the product has been used and reappear in our rivers. They hang on to algae or settle in the silt. As they are often transparent, they are misidentified with plankton. As a matter of fact, significant quantities of many different microplastics can be found in marine organisms consumed by humans (e.g.: oysters, mussels, water snails, fishes and shellfish).

Source: Wikipédia

Debunk Medical-Aesthetic

Medical-aesthetic is practiced by a dermatologist or a doctor who has been duly trained in plastic surgery; or a registered nurse who is supervised by one of these two professionals. An aesthetician without these specific trainings is not allowed to provide medico-aesthetic care.

Medical-aesthetic includes all injectable filling products (Botox®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, etc.) and chemical peels. When it comes to using devices like IPL, microdermabrasion, and lasers, an aesthetician’s activities are limited: strict rules exist and technicians cannot go beyond their field of expertise.

Cosmetic products using the name “Medical-aesthetic” contain no ingredient with higher concentrations or particular medical qualities. If they do, make sure the DIN (Drug Identification Number) is indicated. It corresponds to a pharmaceutical product.

Did you know that there are two types of aging?

Intrinsic (natural)
These changes are inevitable, they are natural and also depend on your genetic lottery.

Extrinsic (caused by)
80% of aging is due to external factors
. UV (photo-aging)
. free radicals;
. toxins (smoking and pollution);
. stress and lack of sleep;
. alcohol consumption;
. irritants and repetitive movements that weaken the structure of the skin.

However, it’s possible to delay the signs of intrinsic and extrinsic aging:
. adopt a healthy life;
. always protect your skin from UV rays;
. use products containing antioxidants and moisturizers;
. exercise regularly.

Whether intrinsic or extrinsic, the thing we must not forget, is to dare keep young at heart, have fun and spice up your life; these things will make all the difference!

Free radicals and skin aging

Free radical attacks operate a little like a love saga: each atom possesses two electrons and must be coupled up to be stable. Free radicals act as Don Juan;  alone, they attack the cells and try to separate the pair of  electrons. As a result, we are left with only three electrons, so, even more free radicals which, in turn, try to break up another couple, and so on and so forth causing skin aging.

Antioxidants neutralize free radical attacks to maintain harmony and reconstruct electron pairs thus prevent further degeneration. The best antioxidant is ascorbic acid, a stable derivative of Vitamin C.

Certain factors aggravate this phenomenon: poor diet, smoking, stress, pollution and unprotected exposure to sunlight.

Illuminate your outer glow and radiance…

Fruit Acids, a specific treatment for all skin types

Tightens pores.
Attenuates pigmentary spots.
Refines skin grain.
Smoothens wrinkles and expression lines.
Brightens complexion.
Skin is softer, supple and even.

and reveal your true appearance!

The skin is the largest organ in the human body and has multiple functions. It protects, eliminates, works as thermal regulator and is also  our sensory organ. Our moods are reflected by our skin. This is why it’s so important to take care of our emotions as well as our body, but it’s primordial to maintain this outer envelope with love, attention and tender.

The Fruit Acids entice intensive but gentle cellular renewal: they eliminate toxins, oxygenate, regenerate, soften, smoothen to unveil healthy, fresh and radiant skin!

Use – integrate the Fruit Acid cure in your everyday routine no matter the season.

Week 1:  Replace your Toner with the Fruit Acid Lotion, morning and night.
Week 2:   Replace your Day Cream with the Fruit Acid Cream.
Week 3:  Replace your Night Cream with the Fruit Acid Gel.

* On dehydrated and dry skin, it’s recommended to apply your Night Cream over your Fruit Acid Gel.
** It’s imperative that you apply the RévoluSolaire30 Corrective every morning to prevent the formation of pigmentary spots.

Use the Fruit Acid cure from 6 to 8 weeks.

If you have oily / acneic skin, you may undergo an acneic eruption phase in the first few weeks of use,  this step is completely normal since the Fruit Acids remove impurities by eliminating accumulated impurities. To attenuate this phase, a mask can be applied once per week.