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Acajou / Mahagony

Mahogany is made by steam distilling the bark chips of the mahogany wood. However, the "mahogany" note is still little used in compositions. Because it gives off warm and exotic tones, mahogany wood is also used in perfumery. It blends in perfectly with woody, floral or oriental compositions, giving the whole warmth and intensity.

Acide Hyaluronique / Hyaluronic Acid

On the skin, hyaluronic acid (or A.H) is mainly found in the dermis and in lesser amounts in the epidermis.

 

Moisturizes the skin
HA and collagen are essential for maintaining the structure of the layers of the skin. Collagen gives the skin its firmness while hyaluronic acid nourishes and hydrates the collagen.

Also, it retains water in tissue like a sponge. The hyaluronic acid molecule can fix and attract up to 1000 times its weight in water. It plays an important role in the healing of the skin and in the protection against UV rays (antioxidant action).

Hyaluronic acid combines with water and fills intercellular spaces, which contributes to its exceptional moisturizing power and results in lasting beauty of the skin which becomes soft, smooth and elastic, especially on the face and lips.

 

High weight hyaluronic acid

As the name suggests, high molecular weight hyaluronic acid is a large molecule. It acts on the surface of the epidermis and does not penetrate the skin barrier. Its role in a facial treatment: to plump up wrinkles and fine lines. It is used for surface hydration when the skin is barely marked by signs of aging. Ideal for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and bringing freshness to the skin.

 

Low weight hyaluronic acid

Conversely, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid is a micro molecule (between 20 and 50 k Dalton). This XXS size allows it to penetrate more deeply. Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid works in the layers of the epidermis.
Its action: plump the skin from the inside out.
The right formula: an ultra concentrated serum to apply under your day cream, to tone the skin and erase wrinkles.

Alchémille / Lady's Mantle

Lady's mantle is known as the plant of alchemists and women.

It is healing and antioxidant . Plus, it contains five times more vitamin C than a lemon.

Thanks to its astringent properties which promote tissue tightening, it gives tone to the skin and thus fights stretch marks and cellulite.

Aldéhyde / Aldehyde

Aldehydes are synthetic molecules that occur naturally in the zest of citrus fruits. There are several kinds that differ slightly in smell, depending on their size, but they are recognizable by their metallic, greasy and warm smell.

Amande / Almond

The favorite olfactory family of the almond note is of course the florals which exhale its delicate powdery and gourmet notes in armfuls of flowers which enchant our nostrils.

Amarante / Amaranth

Amaranth was a sacred plant to the Aztecs: it is an annual herbaceous plant whose broad leaves and tiny seeds are edible.

Fights acne

Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help prevent skin allergies. You can use its leaves as an astringent to rid the skin of allergies, infections such as eczema and acne.

Amaranth leaves contain a natural organic compound called squalene which helps improve skin texture. It helps you to have healthy and glowing skin.

The high vitamin C content in this herb also plays a vital role in the production of collagen.

Ambre gris

Now replaced by a synthetic substitute, ambergris originally comes from a concretion in the stomach of the sperm whale, which is rejected naturally and floats on the surface of the sea. Ambergris develops an odor leathery, tobacco, woody, waxy, a "fur" aspect, almost a smell of skin.

Ambrette

Ambrette is a large annual or biennial herbaceous plant. Native to India and the tropical forests of Asia, ambrette belongs to the malvaceae family. As for its leaves, they are rough, covered with small hairs and very variable shapes, with a diameter of 15 to 20 cm. From these leaves, small seeds are used. They are dried, crushed and then distilled to obtain a waxy solid, rich in fatty acids called "ambrette butter". The latter is then treated and washed in an alkaline medium. We then obtain a pure essence called "ambrette seed absolute".

Ambroxan

Ambroxan is a synthetic molecule, resulting from organic research and which emerged in the 1950s. Ambroxan, completely artificial, is obtained from sclareol, contained in the essence of sage. Ambroxan is the exact representation of ambergris. Indeed, ambergris is a secretion of the sperm whale, produced by the latter when it eats too many octopuses, in particular. In pain, the sperm whale spontaneously released the amber. Sperm whale and whale fishing were banned in 1986 and the scent of ambergris had to be created, synthetically, ambroxan plays this role.

Amyris

Who does not know the famous scent of sandalwood in a perfume? Fabulous but nevertheless to be protected, these essences had to find legitimate and choice replacements to perfume the perfumes of these gentlemen with a touch of exotic wood: it is precisely this sweet and delicate fragrant alternative that the amyris note offers in perfumery. ! Also known as Haitian sandalwood, amyris diffuses its light and exotic scents reminiscent of the mixture of sandalwood and cedar.

Animalis

The animal note or the delicate scent of sweat from the changing rooms, from the Male… is still dreaming! The animalis base, probably made from several raw materials, is meant to be the mixture of a civet and tonkin musk. Its scent, designated as leathery, nevertheless clearly evokes the fawn, the wild lion that slumbers in each man ...

Avoine / Oat

While oatmeal is eaten for breakfast, oats are an ingredient that has multiple cosmetic properties. It can be used on the whole family, as a mild soap for irritated skin, soothing cream for diaper rash in babies or body milk for stressed, sensitive or reactive skin.

It works effectively against difficult-to-treat and recalcitrant skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.

 

Promotes regeneration

While oats are ideal for the skin of the body, it can be applied to the face and acts as a skin regeneration agent. It leaves the skin supple and hydrated. Oats are not a fatty substance. With its milky texture, it is suitable for combination to oily skin, by mattifying the skin.

 

Delays signs of aging

As an anti-aging treatment, it improves the elasticity of the skin and acts directly to boost cell renewal. With cold, UV rays and pollution, the skin can be damaged and chapped. An oat-based care cream helps hydrate the skin.

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Baies roses / Pink berries

Pink berries are the fruits of "schinus molle". The pink berries offer very spicy notes, a bit like those of pepper, but more spicy. Nevertheless and despite this power, pink berries are renowned and highly sought after for their delicate fragrance. Pink berries also have anise and sweet notes, and are also popular for being an excellent color chart.

Basilic / Basil

The essential oil of basil is produced in the south of France or in Madagascar, it is the leaves and stems that are distilled. Its smell is fresh, green, herbal, aromatic, aniseed, spicy.

Bergamot

The fruit of a cross between a lemon tree and a sour orange tree (bitter orange), the zest is extracted to obtain bergamot essence. Brings a marked, soft freshness to all types of scented products, and adds a particular sparkle to citrus notes.

Beta-carotene

Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, a natural pigment found in plants that gives fruits and vegetables (especially carrots and tomatoes) their yellow-orange color.

 

Delays signs of aging

Beta-carotene is definitely an asset for your skin and your beauty. It works on several levels: it preserves the elasticity of the skin, strengthens the nails, makes the hair shiny.
In addition, its antioxidant action helps slow skin aging linked to UV exposure and it acts as a tanning accelerator.

Bigarade / Bitter orange

The bitter orange, cousin of the orange tree, gives us the benefit of its flowers and fragrances to perfume our gardens as well as our fragrances. Between essence of petitgrain, essential oil of neroli or even essence of bigarade, this pretty citrus fruit is at the head of three beautiful raw materials widely used in perfumery and cosmetics. Bitter orange and its derivatives particularly envelop citrus scents with its notes, but it also creates beautiful accords with other olfactory families such as floral, oriental, woody and spicy.

Bleuet / Cornflower

The Latin name for Cornflower, Centaurea cyanus, comes from the Greek "Kentaureion" which means "grass of the Centaur Chiron". He was the first to discover his virtues! In France, it symbolizes memory and solidarity with the soldiers of the First World War. The Hairy had chosen this flower themselves, to recall the color of their uniform.

The cornflower is a common flower of European fields, of the asteraceae family. Its floral water, distilled with water vapor, is indeed decongestant and soothing, but also antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.

 

Soothing

Cornflower water is one of the few floral waters that can be used on the eyes. Applied in compresses or eye contour care, it decongests and soothes, also makes dark circles disappear.

Applied in sprays on the face and neck previously cleansed, cornflower floral water will show all its benefits. It refreshes you, brightens your complexion and tones your skin tissue. Anti-inflammatory, it relieves redness, minor irritations and sunburns.

Bois ambrés / Amber woods

"Amber woods" as perfumers call it, are not, strictly speaking, wood scents. In fact, it is mostly ambergris here. Amber woods give off very complex odors, usually dry, which resemble the smell of tobacco.

Bouleau rectifié / Birch

By steam distilling the bark of birch trees from Finland or Russia, you obtain ground birch oil. Its smell is very smoky, acrid, hot, with a leathery, tar, wood-burning, almost burnt aspect.

Bourrache / Borage

This very beautiful star-shaped flower in blue color comes from our French trays. Its oil has very interesting virtues on the skin. Its richness in polyunsaturated fatty acids, in particular in gamma-linolenic acid and in vitamins A, D, E and K, give it highly sought-after anti-aging properties. In addition, its components give it anti-inflammatory properties, useful for joint or dermatological problems.

Borage oil is also active on the hormonal system, it is particularly suitable for women. Its properties are very similar to evening primrose vegetable oil, but its storage is more flexible. It should be diluted in another vegetable oil for application over a large area.

 

Delays signs of aging

Borage improves the suppleness and elasticity of the skin, strengthens nails and brittle hair, delays skin aging, prepares the skin for sun exposure, reduces rheumatism and premenstrual pain. Also, it fights against dryness of the skin, dermatoses (herpes, eczema, psoriasis), wrinkles and stretch marks.

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Cade

Cade is a fruit made from juniper. Three species growing in the scrubland are used mainly to give birth to this fruit: the Phenician juniper, scarce and whose fruits are red, the common juniper, preferring siliceous soils, altitude and cold and producing a small blue fruit, and the oxyhedron juniper, whose fruits are much larger and whose leaves have two white stripes. Cade oil is a dark liquid, very rich in aromatic molecules.

Café / Coffee

The fragrance of coffee is round, syrupy, chocolatey. Its smell sometimes resembles that of tobacco, but much more greedy. Coffee brings a spicy note to the compositions, but it is above all an excellent fixer which deepens the top scents of the volatile notes. Coffee is readily associated with floral, woody, chypre or even leathery notes.

Calone

An artificial synthetic molecule, it is used to compose aquatic or marine accords. It has a fresh, marine, watery, slightly aniseed scent, reminiscent of watermelon, melon, seaside and iodized air.

Cannelle / Cinnamon

The bark of a tropical tree from India and Indonesia is removed from the trunks and dried in the sun, where it rolls up to take the peculiar shape of cinnamon sticks we know. The distillation of these barks gives the essence of cinnamon, with a warm, woody, sweet, powdery scent, which evokes the smells of gingerbread, Christmas candles, and apple pies with cinnamon ...

Cardamom

Cardamom is the fruit of a plant cultivated in India, Indonesia and Guatemala. The seeds contained in the capsule of the fruit are distilled and give an essence with a spicy, woody, camphoric, aniseed, aldehyde scent.

Carrot

As surprising as it may seem, the note of carrot, or rather carrot seeds, creates powdery facets with pretty woody, floral or even oriental scents. In perfumery, carrot seeds are used to create olfactory structures with powdery and amber facets. Sometimes even the carrot seed replaces or reinforces in a flowery bottle the accords of iris, mimosa or violet.

Cashmeran

Cashmeran is a synthetic product also called cashmere wood. What is more, it is a particularly recent product on the perfume scale. Cashmeran is a special material since it is as much tactile as it is olfactory. Indeed, it has a surface that you immediately want to touch, just like cashmere. Thus, cashmeran is a raw material in which everyone would dream of snuggling up, both for its feeling of comfort and for its bewitching scent.

Cassis / Blackcurrant

Blackcurrant is one of the rare fruits that can be used in natural form in perfumery. The buds, cultivated mainly in Burgundy, are extracted with a volatile solvent to give an absolute green, sulfur, sour, bitter, woody, animal scent (some perceive a strong odor of cat urine or perspiration ...).

Castoreum

The castoreum is an oily and fragrant secretion produced by animal glands and in particular by two species of the beaver family: the Eurasian beaver fiber and the North American beaver canadensis. The castoreum has long been used by trappers to attract carnivorous animals to their traps. Finally, it was considered a remedy for diseases of the uterus, fever, headaches, epilepsy as well as to treat surgical wounds. Today, it is no longer considered as a therapeutic component but is mainly used in the field of perfumery.

Cédrat / Citron

The citron comes from the citron tree, a citrus-producing tree belonging to the Rutaceae family. This one takes its name from the cedar because of its thick and rough bark. In fact, the citron is an ancestor of the lemon. The citron is very appreciated in perfumery for its zesty smell and its marked acidity. Its citrus accents make it a favorite material for the top notes of fragrances. Thus, the citron brings them freshness and tone with a simple breath.

Cèdre / Cedar

Virginia and Texas cedars are the two main species used in perfumery. The wood chips are distilled to give an essential oil, with a dry, green, resinous, dull and linear smell, characteristic of the smell of pencils.

Champagne

The aromas of champagne depend not only on its variety, but also on its age, which is why it offers an infinite range of scents among which, the smell of red fruits, citrus fruits, honey, gingerbread, walnuts, almonds, caramel, liquorice, but also undergrowth, cut grass or mushrooms.

Chocolate

The chocolate note is worked in perfumery from different synthetic or natural raw materials. Chocovan and pyrazines seem to be the closest molecules to evoking the delicate yet raw scent of dark chocolate.

The chocolate note will be particularly appreciated with the family of oriental fragrances with gourmet or fruity facets.

Cire d’abeille / Beeswax

Beeswax, produced thanks to these delicate little workers, also makes it possible to be a natural raw material used in perfumery. Particularly round and easy to tune with many notes, it is certainly the sweetest and most mellow animal note of all...

Citron / Lemon

Cultivated in Latin America and Italy, lemon essential oil is obtained by expressing the zest, i.e. by recovering the oil contained in the peel by scraping the fruit, then steam distillation . The main constituent is citral.

Citronnelle / Lemongrass

Lemongrass, a very fragrant grass with delicate lemony scents, is a beautiful Asian that is now cultivated on the African continent. Mainly known for its multiple medicinal and culinary virtues, lemongrass is nevertheless a raw material of choice used as an essential oil in perfumery. The rare fragrances offering lemongrass are mainly male or mixed citrus.

Coco

In addition to its taste aspect, coconut is also widely used in perfumery. In general, it is customary to place the latter as a base note. It thus brings a gourmet, solar and milky tone to the juices that contain it. What is more, it considerably reinforces the exotic character of certain creations.

Collagène Marin / Marine Collagen

Marine collagen, or more precisely the hydrolyzate of marine collagen, is extracted from the skin, bones and scales of sea fish. It is essentially composed of fibrous proteins, which ensure the elasticity, firmness and suppleness of the skin. the skin, among others.

 

Delays signs of aging

Marine collagen is often presented in capsule form, but you can also find collagen creams, true anti-aging treatments that help prevent skin dehydration and fight against the signs of aging. You may also find that your skin is smoother.

Concombre / Cucumber

The cucumber exudes a fresh and very green scent. The perfumery and its summer waters quickly used the cucumber note to offer freshness and green notes to mainly feminine or mixed perfumes.

Coriander

A delicately orange aromatic note. Coriander is an integral part of the olfactory family of masculine aromatic notes and is always used in the composition of great woody, chypress, oriental or even feminine citrus fragrances. The leaves of the coriander are delicately tart and fresh where the seeds are more spicy. It therefore appears as an aromatic herb for its leaves but as a spice for its seeds.

Costus

The roots of this plant native to China and India are washed, dried and distilled to give the essence of Costus. It's an animal note, dull, dusty, with a plaster aspect. For legal reasons, it is now prohibited, and therefore reconstituted by perfumers with synthetics.

Cuir / Leather

Leather notes in perfumery are generally obtained by combining synthetic raw materials

Cuivre / Copper

Copper is a trace element found in the body in the liver, hair, skin, connective tissues ...

Copper is widely used in local application for its cell stimulation capacities, its beneficial role on collagen and its anti-inflammatory power. It therefore plays a role in healing .

In addition, it purifies the skin because it is a seborrhea regulator and it has antibacterial properties .

Cumin Noir / Black cumin

Better known as Egyptian black cumin, black cumin is an aromatic plant that produces small black seeds similar to poppy. Its vegetable oil, in addition to its cosmetic uses on sensitive skin, has many active ingredients with real therapeutic properties on the digestive, immune and respiratory levels. It is a multi-purpose vegetable oil since it can even be used to season your salads!

 

Black seed oil is rich in omega-3 and 6, nutrients that are beneficial for the skin.

 

Fights acne

Indeed, black seed oil is known for its refreshing and toning properties. Thanks to these, sensitive skin (and others) can be relieved and soothed. If you have eczema or psoriasis, it may also be of benefit. In case of rashes, chapped or tingling , this product will also be ideal for soothing them.

 

This oil is also suitable for oily skin. It can also be used by acne-prone skin . Indeed, thanks to its regenerating and purifying properties, black seed oil helps reduce acne-related scars . Contrary to what one might think, black seed oil penetrates easily into the skin.

Curcuma / Turmeric

Turmeric is a characteristic-smelling spice renowned for its anti-cancer properties. Its essential oil has many virtues. It is effective in the event of intestinal and digestive disorders, it is anti-inflammatory and it also has a recognized antiparasitic action. But it especially stands out from other essential oils by its powerful antioxidant properties.

 

Turmeric gives your skin a natural glow. This traditional spice takes pride of place in Hindu weddings, especially during the Haldi ritual where turmeric paste is applied to the bride and groom to make them glow. This property results from the presence of curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory antioxidant. Curcumin brightens the complexion and revives dull skin.

 

Bags under your eyes make you look tired. To decrease the appearance of dark circles, turmeric does the job. It activates circulation, which helps reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.

 

Fights acne

Turmeric is recommended for treating acne because it is a natural antiseptic that prevents the growth of bacteria and an anti-inflammatory that reduces redness and pimples. In addition, turmeric promotes healing, especially during raw skin rashes.

Cypriol

Cypriol is a herbaceous plant whose morphology is very similar to that of papyrus. Its aromatic rhizomes unfold through a very dense root system. On the scent side, cypriol turns out to be a particularly tenacious ingredient, at the same time woody, earthy and spicy.

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Elemi

This resin comes from the exudation of a tropical tree in the Philippines. After distillation, it gives an essence with a peppery, lemony, aromatic scent, with facets of incense, terebentine and pink berry.

Encens / Incense

Resin from a shrub native to Oman, also cultivated in Yemen, Somalia and India, incense is collected by incision of the bark. Its main function is to protect the tree from insects. Linked to religion since ancient Greece, and it was considered more valuable than gold in the Middle Ages. It smells fresh, camphoric, waxy, spicy, peppery, and may suggest dusty old waxed wood, or the interior of a church.

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Feuille de violette / Violet

Violet gives off a scent of green grass, combined with an earthy background that evokes the moss of damp undergrowth. For this, the violet flower is very different from other flowers. Another advantage of the violet flower is that it also serves as a color chart. This means that it supports and rounds off the main notes of a perfume. We will therefore find essentially the violet flower in the middle note.

Fleur d'oranger / Orange blossom

Among the many raw materials used in perfumery, orange blossom is one of the best known. In perfumery, orange blossom has a floral, waxy, sweet, powdery and green scent. Compared to the essence of Neroli obtained with similar flowers, orange blossom smells heavier. Orange blossoms are intended for the design of oriental and floral arrangements.

Fraise / Strawberry

Despite multiple unsuccessful attempts, many of the fruits but also flowers whose natural scents we know are absolutely impossible to reproduce to create scent notes.
Thus, the composition of a fruity note made from strawberries mainly focuses on the creation of synthetic molecules that precisely recall the delicate scent that we know. Sometimes it is necessary to add new synthetic molecules associated with essences or absolutes to create THE strawberry or wild strawberry scent.

Framboise / Raspberry

The raspberry note is mainly used in feminine creations. It gives them a fruity touch, both sweet and tangy, halfway between blackberry, strawberry and blackcurrant. Likewise, for many, raspberries somewhat evoke the scent of freshly cut hay.

Freesia

Native to South Africa, freesia belongs to the same family as the iris, the Iridaceae. Freesia flowers have a fresh, slightly peppery scent, akin to that of jasmine.

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Galbanum

The essence of galbanum is obtained from the root of a plant native to Iran and Afghanistan, which contains a gum. Its smell is green, vegetal, earthy, resinous, quite rising and gripping. It is used to reconstitute floral notes, such as hyacinth, narcissus or gardenia, as well as in chypre accords.

Gardenia

Mainly used in high-end feminine creations, given its high cost, gardenia is often used as a floral accord and is used in the heart of essences. It thus gives it more character while retaining a strong dose of femininity and elegance. Likewise, its green side at the same time evokes tuberose.

Ginger

India and China are the main producers of ginger essential oil, which is obtained by distilling the roots, or rhizomes, peeled and dried.
Ginger has a spicy, peppery, dewy, soapy smell.

Glycerin

At room temperature, glycerin is a sweet, colorless, odorless liquid. Glycerin is a good solvent, and many substances dissolve in it better than in water and alcohol. Also it is known as glycerol.

 

Moisturizes the skin

Glycerin is used in cosmetics for two main reasons:

Its moisturizing quality means that glycerin helps retain moisture in the skin. This ability to retain the skin’s natural moisture has made it an effective ingredient in care for dry skin, but also for people undergoing acne treatment that dries out the skin and makes it uncomfortable and scaly.
In addition, glycerin is hygroscopic. It is also important if you are looking to hydrate your skin, since it refers to the ability of glycerin to absorb moisture from the air. Glycerin treats dry, scaly skin problems by absorbing its own body weight of water over a few days. The skin is moistened, hydrated.

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Hélichryse italienne (immortelle) / Italian helichrysum (immortal)

This beautiful yellow flower growing on the stony slopes of Corsica or Italy is also called Immortelle because it does not wither after being picked. The essential oil of Italian Helichrysum is very active on major circulation disorders and easily relieves bruises, bumps and edemas. It is also very powerful for skin repairing care because it accelerates healing.

 

Very effective anti-haematone, the effective essential oil of Italian Helichrysum is also anti-coagulant, anti-phlebitic and lymphotonic (tones the lymphatic system).

 

Fights acne

Perfect for treating rosacea or reducing dark circles, the essential oil of Immortelle is just as formidable for calming the inflammation caused by acne and repairing the skin deeply.

 

Healing and regenerating, it is widely used on superficial wounds, eczema, psoriasis, acne rosacea or inflamed pimples. It calms seizures, reduces discomfort and allows the skin to repair itself more quickly.

Desclerosing, it is finally recommended to treat bedsores.

Delays signs of aging

Renowned for keeping the skin youthful, Italian Helichrysum promotes collagen production and gives the skin more elasticity. It acts directly on the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin. By redensifying it, it further limits the appearance of wrinkles and prevents them from being too deep.

 

Fights encrusted cellulite

This plant contains italidiones, molecules having the particularity of softening the fibers which trap lipids, preventing their elimination.

Thanks to the essential oil of Immortelle, the fats previously stored without being able to be dislodged will be released and burned by the body as fuel.

 

Venotonic, that is to say that tones the blood system, this essential oil simultaneously stimulates circulation and participates a little more in the elimination of fat cells.

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Iris

Iris butter is made by distilling the rhizomes (underground stems) of a variety of irises native to the Florence region of Italy. Its smell is complex and delicate, powdery, woody, straw, buttery, purple, while being linear and very persistent.

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Jasmine

There are two varieties of jasmine used in perfumery: sambac and grandiflorum. The main producing countries are India (for both), and Egypt (grandiflorum). After extraction, we obtain a jasmine grandiflorum absolute with a warm, rich, sweet, opulent, fruity, slightly medicinal and animal scent, while the sambac jasmine absolute is more fruity-green, evoking the skin of bananas and the Orange Blossom.

Jojoba

Native to the deserts of South America, Jojoba vegetable oil has been used for centuries for its very interesting properties. Its use is exclusively reserved in cosmetology for skin care, promoting the beauty of the skin tissue.

 

Moisturizes the skin

It moisturizes, nourishes, protects, regulates sebum production and preserves the skin from aging: jojoba oil can be used at all ages, on the skin and on the hair.

It limits water loss in dry skin, is a seborrheic regulator in oily skin, soothes and softens sensitive skin. Soothing redness and irritation, jojoba oil will also protect the skin on your face from external aggressions.

Delays signs of aging

By maintaining the hydrolipidic film, it is finally an excellent anti-aging agent, reducing wrinkles and redensifying the dermal tissue. This wax can therefore be used perfectly as a day care product, but it is also a very good makeup remover.

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Karité / Shea

Widespread in sub-Saharan Africa, this natural ingredient is the beauty secret of African women who use it from a young age to hydrate and protect the skin.

 

Its nourishing, moisturizing and protective properties make it essential both in aromatherapy and in cosmetics. While it does belong to the large family of vegetable oils, it is solid at room temperature and melts at around 35° C.

 

Hydrate et nourrit la peau

Incroyablement hydratant pour votre peau, il l’apaise, la protège et la nourrit en profondeur. La combinaison d’ingrédients précieux qu’il renferme permet aussi de maintenir l’élasticité de la peau en stimulant la production de collagène. Il réduit donc les rides et ridules et aide à combattre les taches brunes.

Kiwi

Vitamin C plays an essential role in the synthesis of collagen. The kiwi has antioxidant properties thanks to the vitamins A and E it contains and is a natural anti-wrinkle to fight against the aging of your skin.

Kiwi: a natural anti-wrinkle, a perfect exfoliant, the ally of dry skin.

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Laurel flower

The leaves bring an aromatic note, both camphoric and spicy. The laurel flower, on the other hand, is more refined and floral.

Lavender

Grown in the south of France and in Bulgaria, the freshly picked lavender flowers are distilled to give an essential oil with a fresh, aromatic, floral, camphoric, woody smell, with, for some, a little mushroom aspect.

Lentisque

Lentisque has the property of giving perfumes a green and fresh flavor. Its scent is obtained by distillation of its branches and flowers. On the other hand, its excessively low yield makes it a very expensive product. This is why the lentiscus is exclusively reserved for fine perfumery.

Lys violace / Purple lily

Both mysterious and delicate, the fleur-de-lys nevertheless has a strong scent. The lily gives off fragrances of suave and soft white flowers. This flower can also offer slightly spicy notes. It will be found mainly in the middle note.

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Magnesium

Like some trace elements, zinc or manganese, it is in nature that we are used to finding magnesium.

 

Fights acne

Magnesium as chloride is recommended by dermatologists for the treatment of acne, psoriasis and other skin risks. In particular, it helps fight against itching and skin inflammation responsible for blemishes.

Mandarin

Mandarin is part of the citrus olfactory family. It is the oldest in the world of perfumery. Mandarin has a sparkling, solar, luminous and invigorating effect. Like the citrus family, fragrances containing mandarin are joyful, laughing and tangy fragrances. The notes of the citrus olfactory family are however volatile. The scent of mandarin fosters the imagination and creativity.

Marjolaine d’Egypte / Marjoram

Like some trace elements, zinc or manganese, it is in nature that we are used to finding magnesium.

The true marjoram or garden marjoram is an annual aromatic plant, of the family of mint and serpolets. A species very close botanically to oregano, marjoram differs in the greyish green color of its leaves and the shell shape of its bracts. This morphology will earn it the nickname of "shell marjoram". The hairy stems of the marjoram bear small white flowers grouped together in short spikes. Native to the eastern Mediterranean basin (Cyprus and Turkey), marjoram is mainly cultivated in Egypt. It is also cultivated in Morocco, Tunisia, Spain and France. The plant is mown during flowering, then it is distilled fresh. Its aromatic essential oil gives off a delicious herbaceous freshness.

 

In ancient Egypt, marjoram was called the "plant of Osiris". It was used in the composition of ointments and was used for religious fumigations. It lends its name to the Sicilian city of Marjora and is displayed on its coat of arms. Indeed, true marjoram was one of the most popular aromatic herbs in the Middle Ages. Symbol of joy, she was much appreciated for her perfume. The ladies of the Middle Ages used it to make fragrant bouquets and to perfume their baths.

 

The essential oil of garden marjoram is above all an excellent neurotonic: it does not excite the nervous system but, on the contrary, nourishes it and brings it balance.

It calms anxiety, restlessness, excessive emotionality. It rids the mind of dark thoughts, obsessive thoughts.

 

Oily skin, acne, eczema, itching: dilute in a vegetable oil or in a care cream and apply to the area to be treated.

Mélisse Officinale / Lemon balm

Thanks to its calming effects, lemon balm essential oil is recommended for mood disorders. It also relieves stomach cramps. Its fresh and lemony scent ranks it among the essential oils that are particularly pleasant to diffuse.

The virtues of lemon balm are well known and modern science has confirmed its original properties, within medicinal plants; geraniol, nerol, rosmarinic acid, ursolic acid, oleanolic acid ... there are many constituents that explain the beneficial actions of lemon balm extract:

A solution to cold sores: the two viruses that cause herpes have been known for a long time; yet many mysteries still hover around their functioning. The active ingredients contained in lemon balm have demonstrated in vitro their strong antiviral activity against HSV-1 and HSV-2; in practice, topical applications of lemon balm essential oil 4 to 5 times a day have been shown to be effective.

Menthe / Mint

Two varieties of mint are mainly used in perfumery: peppermint, which contains a lot of menthol, and has a very fresh, rising aromatic smell, with an “ice cube” effect. The frizzy mint has a more vegetal, herbal, green scent.

Miel / Honey

Honey is widely used in perfumery. It brings softness to floral scents and a more "animal" touch to oriental scents. The notes of honey are warm, sweet, fruity, nourishing and sunny. Honey also provides herbaceous, gourmet fragrances or fragrances similar to that of tobacco. Always generous, honey knows how to offer its tenacious and natural notes to the compositions.

Mimosa

After extraction with volatile solvents from the twigs of mimosa, cultivated mainly in France, India and Morocco, an absolute is obtained with a rich, warm and powdery smell, reminiscent of pollen, straw and honey.

Mousse de chêne / Oakmoss

Oakmoss absolute, obtained by solvent extraction, is the basis of fern and chypre accords. It has complex tones of musty, undergrowth, mushroom, slightly smoky and earthy, but brings a lot of warmth and sensuality to a scent.

Muguet / Lily of the valley

Lily of the valley does not give a natural extract by distillation or extraction, the yield is too bad to make anything out of it. It is therefore recomposed using synthetic elements such as hydroxycitronnellal, discovered in 1908.

Muscs blancs / White musks

Since its origin, white musks generate an aphrodisiac odor, an odor that sticks to the skin and which becomes unique according to the person who wears it. White musk has this other particularity, that of binding a composition, of surrounding it and also of fixing the volatile fragrances. We therefore very often find white musks as a base note.

Myrrh

Myrrh is a very ancient resin taken from a tree cultivated in Somalia, Ethiopia and South Africa, which was already used by the Egyptians for embalming. The essential oil has a humid, spicy (saffron, cilantro, clove), sweet (caramel), anise, licorice and medicinal smell.

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Narcissus

After extracting the narcissus flowers, we obtain the narcissus absolute. It is used to design prestigious chypre and floral fragrances. The narcissus absolute generates a green, floral, animal and fat note.

Neroli

Neroli is the name given to the essential oil obtained from the distillation of orange blossom. Its scent is at the same time floral, rich, suave and citrus, zesty, orange.

Nigelle (Cumin Noir) / Black cumin

Better known as Egyptian black cumin, black cumin is an aromatic plant that produces small black seeds similar to poppy. Its vegetable oil, in addition to its cosmetic uses on sensitive skin, has many active ingredients with real therapeutic properties on the digestive, immune and respiratory levels. It is a multi-purpose vegetable oil since it can even be used to season your salads!

 

Black seed oil is rich in omega-3 and 6, nutrients that are beneficial for the skin.

 

Fights acne

Indeed, black seed oil is known for its refreshing and toning properties. Thanks to these, sensitive skin (and others) can be relieved and soothed. If you have eczema or psoriasis, it may also be of benefit. In case of rashes, chapped or tingling , this product will also be ideal for soothing them.

 

This oil is also suitable for oily skin. It can also be used by acne-prone skin . Indeed, thanks to its regenerating and purifying properties, black seed oil helps reduce acne-related scars . Contrary to what one might think, black seed oil penetrates easily into the skin.

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Opoponax

Resin from the stem of a plant growing in hot climates like Somalia, we get this balm with a very uplifting, herbal, fruity scent, with aspects of solvent and petrol at the top, and more leathery. background.

Orchid

Each flower, but mainly the orchid, has a special relationship with emotions, seduction, sensuality, but also fertilization. The orchid brings a delicate and sweet floral touch.

Oxyde de rose / Rose oxide

Rose oxide is a chemical that helps give feminine scents more character while retaining their sublime rose scent. Thus, their elegance and romanticism are considerably accentuated.

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Patchouli

Patchouli is the result of sun-drying the leaves of an Indonesian shrub, which are then distilled. The resulting essence has a powerful and complex scent, woody, earthy, moldy, camphoric, which may be reminiscent of a cork of wine or an overripe apple.

Pêche / Peach

If the peach attracts the nose, it is because it transmits its texture perfectly well. We then imagine fleshy perfumes, a mixture of sweetness and velvet, its nectar bringing a touch of sensuality… Peach offers perfume creators magnificent possibilities.

Petitgrain

Petitgrain essential oil is the fruit of the distillation of the branches and leaves of the bigarrade orange (or bitter orange). Its note is sparkling, citrus, aromatic, woody, at the same time and green, bitter, and floral and sweet like orange blossom.

Piment / Chili

Chili is the most widely consumed spice in the world. Its smell is certainly spicy, but very powerful, close to that of black pepper. The pepper gives depth to the compositions, but it also highlights more volatile notes such as citrus or floral notes. We will therefore find it mainly in the middle note. As an excellent fixer, chili will amplify certain fragrances of the top or base notes.

Pivoine / Peony

Peony is one of the most famous flowers in perfumery. It is generally very appreciated for its floral and tender aroma. In addition, the scent of peony is quite expensive to design. This makes it an ingredient exclusively used in fine perfumery. In many ways, the peony bears a resemblance to the scent of a rose.

Poivre noir / Black pepper

Spices, like pepper, are essential raw materials in perfumery. Pepper gives character, strength, and relief to the compositions. If the pepper brings a hint of spiciness, it also brings a hint of lightness. Its smell is of course spicy but also dry and dusty.

Prune / Plum

The scent of plum is used in both men's and women's perfumery. Plum offers velvety, sweet, gourmet fragrances with floral and syrupy facets. Plum belongs to the “fruity” olfactory family and it is found mainly in the top note.

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Rhubarb

The rhubarb accord is characterized by a green, fruity and aromatic scent, slightly acidic and floral.

Rhum / Rum

The rum gives off an undeniable aromatic complexity. It brings very different fragrances such as cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, hazelnut, honey or even browned leather ... Anyway, all the aromas released by rum are powerful aromas. Rum pairs well with flowers, such as rose or violet.

Rose

When roses are extracted with volatile solvents, we obtain the concrete and rose absolute which gives the sensation of heat, honey, wax, spices and lightly tobacco.
The perfumes with roses release a natural freshness very in harmony very appreciated by the women.

Rose de Damas / Damascus Rose

Damascus rose is used in perfumery under the name Rosa Damascena. Its smell is sweet and powerful .

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Saffron

Like its olfactory family, saffron takes its place in oriental fragrances. He brings to it its leathery fragrance as well as its strong character. Red gold has long been considered a luxury item. Saffron is a spice with a strong character. It is distinguished by its leathery and tarry smell. Saffron is found naturally in oriental perfumes. However, it associates with floral, woody or vanilla notes.

Santal / Sandalwood

Sandalwood is considered a precious, rich and beautiful wood. Sandalwood has a woody, but extremely sweet scent. That’s why it pairs wonderfully with a lot of fragrances. The sensual, but greedy side of sandalwood goes very well with rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, lily of the valley, cinnamon, vanilla, musk, vetiver, tonka bean, or citrus fruits.

Sauge sclarée / Clary sage

Clary sage thus produces an absolute with a chypre scent. The latter is widely used in oriental perfumes or belonging to the fern family. Likewise, it is an excellent fixer and considerably increases the hold of perfumes which contain it.

Sel Marin / Sea salt

100% natural ingredient, salt is a wonderful ally of the skin that we do not think about. Of marine or thermal origin, the various salts are obtained by extraction and grinding, or by evaporation of salted water heated in tanks, or by evaporation in the sun in the saltworks.

Sea salt is enriched with minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and also some traces of iodine. It activates blood circulation, recharges the skin with minerals and eliminates all toxins, especially as spring approaches. It is conditioned to keep water in the body which means it has exfoliating properties.

Sesame

Native to India, sesame has been known for millennia, at least 3000 years according to sources! It is an annual herbaceous plant 1 to 1.5m tall with elongated leaves. From May to July, it will give white or pink flowers in groups of 2 or 3 in the leaf axils. Its fruits will have a capsule shape with several compartments. Sesame is mostly known in the form of a seed, and it is precisely in these capsules that they are contained. There are up to 200 per capsule!

Sesame vegetable oil is obtained by cold mechanical pressing of the seeds. These can be roasted, but for cosmetic use, we prefer to use them as they are to make the most of all their benefits, on the hair and the skin.

In cooking, it often refers to oriental dishes, but it also has interesting properties for the heart.

Styrax

This resin, obtained from the secretion of a South American tree, (not to be confused with Styrax Benzoin, which is another species) has a leathery, warm, animal and spicy smell.

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Tabac / Tobacco

There is a tobacco absolute, obtained by solvent extraction of tobacco leaves, produced mainly in France and the United States. It has a honeyed, waxy, dry, hot, aromatic smell, which evokes the smell of pipe tobacco.

Thé / Tea

Teas impart an aromatic and more or less sustained odor to the perfumes that contain them. As such, the green tea note is regularly used in perfumery. It creates a fresh trail. Black tea, meanwhile, gives a more smoky and woody dimension.

Tonka

Tonka Bean Absolute is obtained by extracting the seed from a tree that grows in South America, especially Brazil. It is made up of a large amount of coumarin, which has a powdery, almond and hay note. But the absolute is more complex, tobacco, toasted, animal, with a vanilla bean and cigar aspect.

Tuberose

Originally from Mexico, Tuberose was introduced to Grasse in the 17th century to be cultivated and used in perfumery. The tuberose absolute has a heady, medicated start, then develops a honeyed, waxy, creamy and warm note, with hints of orange blossom and honeysuckle.

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Vanilla

Fruit of a plant of the orchid family, native to Central America, it is now cultivated mainly in Indonesia, Madagascar, China, and on Reunion Island.

The vanilla pods are picked while still fresh, then dried for several months, during which time they develop their warm, sweet, sweet, suave, smoky scent, with woody, spicy and tobacco facets. The pods are then extracted with a volatile solvent to give the vanilla absolute.

Vert de tomate / Tomato leaf

The tomato leaf is a fragrant raw material rich in freshness and green notes, moreover it has been able to reproduce with precision the so particular scents of its fruit.

Vetiver

The essence of vetiver comes from the distillation of the roots of a shrub from Réunion, Java or Haiti. Its very identifiable smell is warm, woody, green, smoky, earthy, and evokes the undergrowth, incense, and a slight peanut aspect.

Violet

Only the leaves of the violet can give birth to an absolute, green, powdery and earthy scent. To obtain a violet flower note, perfumers make a composition based on other materials, including ionones, which are very characteristic of this flower.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A has an action on vision (production of visual pigments in the retina), on the skin (scarring, acne, wrinkles) and is a major antioxidant. By blocking the development of free radicals, vitamin A fights against the aging of the body and certain cancers. Vitamin A also promotes hydration of the epidermis.

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 is an ultra hydrating active ingredient often used to fight against severe dry skin, which is conducive to eczema.

In addition, anti-inflammatory , vitamin B3 reduces skin sensitivity and rosacea by reducing overheating and irritation.

It acts as an antioxidant and thus helps repair the skin from UV damage by slowing the oxidation of epidermal cells which, attacked by free radicals, trigger premature aging of the skin.

This vitamin therefore slows down oxidative stress, the main factor in the onset of signs of aging.

Vitamin B3 is also known to reduce dark spots and pigmentation defects . Indeed, apart from all its other qualities, it decreases and regulates the production of melanin

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 is found in different foods: meat, egg yolks, fish, vegetables (mushrooms, avocados, green vegetables), dairy products, almonds, oranges, wheat, nuts...

It is essential for maintaining the skin in good health, because it initially promotes the growth and the resistance of the skin as well as the mucous membranes. It also helps regenerate skin cells. Also having an excellent moisturizing action, it will give your skin a boost.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is not only good for the body, it also really works for skin. Vitamin C is a benchmark in the large family of antioxidants.

 

Delays signs of aging

Naturally present in the skin, integrated into a facial treatment, it helps fight oxidative stress and the free radicals they cause. Thus, it helps prevent certain signs of aging on the face and limits the development of wrinkles.

Vitamin C brings a real boost of freshness to the complexion. It is even considered to be the flagship active for complexion radiance. It makes it brighter, especially that of smokers tarnished by tobacco, and significantly smoothes the texture of the skin.

Thanks to its protective role on skin cells, vitamin C protects it from sun damage. Indeed, it regulates the activity of melanocytes responsible for skin pigmentation. In other words, vitamin C can prevent the appearance of dark spots.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is ideal for preventing skin aging. It actually slows down the formation of wrinkles by preventing damage caused by free radicals, thanks to its antioxidant content. Vitamin E helps stimulate the production of collagen which helps maintain elasticity in the skin.

 

 

Moisturizes the skin

Vitamin E helps maintain good hydration of the skin for soft and supple skin. This vitamin acts as a natural nutrient. It also helps protect the skin from pollution.

Promotes healing and regeneration

For fighting eczema and acne, vitamin E is very useful. This promotes the healing and regeneration process of the skin. It also helps repair the skin after sunburn.

Vitamin F

Moisturizes the skin

The benefits of vitamin F are recognized in cosmetics to protect against dryness of the skin (anti-eczematics), and soothe skin irritated by cold and wind. Vitamin F is not synthesized by the body, hence the importance of using it in its skin care products because it is essential for the structure of the hydro-lipid barrier, which protects the skin against the loss of humidity.

Vitamin F allows epidermal cells to regain all their water pressure by reducing their impermeability and increasing the skin's resistance to external aggressions.

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Ylang ylang

By successive distillations of the flowers of a shrub living in Madagascar and the Comoros, Ylang-Ylang essence is obtained, divided into different qualities, depending on the number of distillations undergone. The smell is very rising and heady at the top, with a "nail polish" aspect, then becomes more powdery, floral, fruity with a spicy and almost leathery aspect.

Yuzu

Yuzu is a citrus fruit native to eastern Asia. In fact, it is more exactly a hybrid between a wild mandarin and an Ichang lemon. Physically, the yuzu looks like a small grapefruit. Today, yuzu is mainly cultivated in Japan, and it is also called "Japanese citron". In perfumery, yuzu is introduced with other fragrances to obtain tangy and invigorating scents.

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Zinc

Zinc is involved in particular in the synthesis of proteins. This trace element with antioxidant properties acts on growth, respiration, the endocrine system, immunity, inflammation, reproduction and sexuality.

 

Promotes healing

For the skin, zinc is an essential ally! Thus, it promotes healing, and is therefore involved in many skin problems: psoriasis, leg ulcer, skin infections. Its role in dealing with the problem of acne, for example, is now well demonstrated. Not only would it intervene against the bacteria responsible, but it would also limit the inflammatory reaction.

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