Plants have been used by manking in dermo-cosmetology since the mists of time. It is interesting to note that all parts of the plant can be used: the roots, leaves and fruit. Numerous clinical studies show the diversity of the principle active ingredients of the plant world and their great superiority, from the point of view of tolerance, over chemistry of synthesis or products of animal origin...
Using plants in cosmetics is a guarantee of effectiveness and tolerance, and it is a real innovation.
Flax is a wonderful plant known since ancient Egyptian times. In the 8th century, Charlemagne even promulgated a decree encouraging the Franks to consume this seed, the same that Mahatma Gandhi sung the praises of, saying: everywhere flaxseed is becoming a food, the population is in better health. This observation is due to the effectiveness of the Omega 3 and lignans that flaxseed contains. Lignans are substances that strengthen the immunity and have demonstrated an anti-5-alpha-reductase action. They thus have a direct action on the production of sebum, the main cause of acne.
Originating in Europe and Asia. The oil represents the best source of menthol. It is often use in respiratory infection and headache.
Acacia from Senegal
Senegal acacia, also called gum arabic, is originally from Africa. The gum produced by the sap from acacia branches and trunks combined with other natural carbohydrate polymers soothes the skin in a long-lasting way.Associated products: Lift anti-wrinkle eye contour balm
Belonging to the Asteraceae family. This plant of mountains with orange yellow flower grows in altitude and flourishes between May and August. She can measure up to 70 cm. It exhales a nice aromatic smell and has many properties.Associated products: Eye contour gel anti-dark circles
Babassu or Cusi is mainly found in Bolivia and the Caribbean. It contains very high levels of fatty acids and sterols. Babassu oil is a very good emollient that can suit both dry and oily skins because it nourishes without leaving a greasy feel. It is particularly useful against eczema, itching and dry skin. It contains glucosides, vitamins and minerals. It can be used for
Called the bear’s grape, this plant has small red starchy fruits that bears are crazy about. The leaf has therapeutic qualities. It contains arbutin and tannin, which give it antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can well imagine the interest in such a plant for all indications of inflammation of the skin.
It is a yellow or orange pigment. We can find it in fruits and vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, apricots …
There are 4 sorts of birches in Europe and numerous other more in the North. The birch accepts poor grounds but wet, acid and brightened up until 2000 m altitude.
Birches die at about 15-30 years in moderate climates and until 100 years and more in the North. It blooms from April till May. This majestic tree can achieve up to 30 metres in height and 60 cm in diameter. Its bark is white and smooth. Leaves, sap and bark have numerous properties.
Burdock has been used since ancient times as an infusion or in local applications for the detoxification and healing of skin lesions such as ulcers or dartres. It is said that King Henri III had a serious skin disease which was overcome thanks to this. This biennial plant, very common in the temperate regions, is the joy of children who pelt each other with the fruits that are spiked with small hooks nicknamed firemen’s buttons. But it is the root for which the properties are used: rich in inulin, alcohol acids and polyenes, it has anti-bacterial and depurative properties which are the reason for its effectiveness in the treatment of acne, eczema boils and abscesses. This principle active ingredient can be found in Aknorm purifying and matifying capsules.
Originating in South America, the cacao-tree is cultivated in Mexico by the Maya of Yucatan and then by the Aztecs ; they used the cocoa butter for its moisturizing actives, its antioxydant polyphenols and its astringent tannins. Rich in actives, the theobromine of cacao has a thermogenetic activity, it redensifies the skin. Its phytosterols have anti-age virtues. You will find this plant in Silhouette-Nature moisturizing anti-cellulite cream.
This plant, well known by gardeners (it is marigold), is the active base of many soothing preparations, notably for newborns. Calendula is calming, emollient and soothing. Calendula contains phytosterols, saponins and beta-carotene.
Camellias are the first flowers to bloom under the snows of Japan during the winter. Their oil is currently used by Asian people as a beauty recipe for their faces and nails. The precious extract obtained is rich in mono-saturated fatty acids, oleic and linoleic acids and in vitamins A, B and E. Through the variety of their active ingredients, camellias stimulate cell renewal, moisturize the skin durably and protect it from free radicals and external aggression.
Roman Camomile, rich in glycosides and apigenin, is soothing and anti-itch. It calms and reduces the sensations of irritation of itchy skin. Soothing plant par excellence, it is found in many products including ESSENTIEL eye contour.
The carthame is an oriental plant that can be find in Asia, in Japan, in Australia, in Central America which height varies from 10 to 60 cm. In botanics, we use generally little flowers, but seeds and oil are appreciated. With reddish yellow aspect, this liquid oil nourishes very dry skins.
Originating from India and Southeast Asia, this plant from swampy grounds is also called tiger grass because the animal rolls in this rampant plant to treat its injuries. It has been used for thousands of years in the form of an ointment for the treatment of skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis. Its regenerating qualities have also been used in the treatment of stretch marks, and its action on the vessels is highlighted in the treatment of varicose veins and the improvement of cellulite.
Cornflower is a species of centaury that grows in wheats, whose flowers are blue. These flowers are used to calm eye irritations and to decongest eyelids. They are also known to soothe sensitive skin.Associated products: Eye contour gel anti-dark circles Softness Deodorant - summer fruit fragrance
Creeping ivy was formerly the representation of immortality and eternal youth. It is used against the cellulite. You will find this plant in Silhouette-Nature moisturizing anti-cellulite cream.
For centuries, Maoris use its pulp to heal wounds. (cicatrisation agents of their wounds)
Plant rich in polysaccharides belonging to glucomannans (a soluble fibre, similar to psyllium, but even more absorbing and emollient) and arabinogalactans families. In the vegetable world, they act on the cellular level in various processes related on the growth and the development of the plants. You will find this plant in Extreme anti-wrinkle eye concentrate.
Rich in essential fatty acids: Omega 3. It is one the major active ingredients of the P.S.O.® (Pure System Omega) developed and tested for it’s efficacy on facial blotch and irritated skin. Rich in regulating active ingredients, it calms itching and improve skin’s appearance. Products based on echium oil are particularly recommended for very dry skin and damaged skin which needs to be regenerated and rebalanced. It is the ideal treatment after exposure to cold weather or sun and every time the skin needs special attention.
Obviously, you should use products suitable for sensitive skin like Urgence cream or Urgence mask and Urgence micellar water for dry skin. To be used every day for cleansing.
Epilobe: Alpine flower
This Alpine flower grows between the altitude of 1000 and 2500 meters. Its nice smelling flower with four petals is considered as protecting the skin and acting on pores and sebum production.
A Eucalyptus may be mature as a low shrub or as a very large tree. Eucalyptus leaves are covered with oil glands. The dry fruits are cone-shaped. The eucalyptus has purifying properties.
The fern is a primitive plant without flowers nor grains with big leaves. Ferns growing in shady places and can cover important surfaces. There are many species.
This red alga has been used in Japan since the 17th century as a shape up recipe. Its detoxifying properties and "burning stored lipids" effects are recognized.
Numerous studies have demonstrated the antioxidant and regenerating properties of green tea. Some recent works have even shown its effectiveness in the prevention of skin cancers. The properties of this unfermented tea are the reason for its use in the P.E.S.® plant complex present in all the products of the Plante System range. Anti-radicular and redensifying, green tea is a key plant in dermatology.Associated products: Pureté micellar water
Hibiscus has been known and used for a long time. It is a tropical plant that comes in many colours and is part of the family of Malvaceae. Rich in flavonoids, this flower has antioxidant properties, combats skin ageing, moisturises and softens the skin.Associated products: Anti-aging and radiance emulsion Tinted moisturizing fluid
This plant grows naturally in the Mexican desert or Arizona. It is traditionally used as protection against the drying and wrinkling of the skin. It soothes and improves suppleness and has a property that is unique in the plant world of having characteristics that are close to those of human skin secretions.
Lily flowers were known to be the “flower of flowers” by the Greeks since they are the symbol of universal creation. Lily represent purity, and this is traditionally used to soften skin damaged by the stress of modern life. Rich in ingredients that are lipophilic, antioxidant and regenerating, they possess soothing and firming effects for devitalized and stained skins.
Fruit originating in Australia, is a large tree which can reach up to 15 m. Cultivated for its fruit which has the shape of a round nut, the almond of white color is very rich in hydrating and repairing unsaturated fatty acids.
There are today two areas that cultivate roses. The first area includes Bulgaria and Turkey, where mainly species of the R. damascena are cultivated.
The Turkish rose is particularly famous for its exceptional perfume quality. The essential oil of rose is very good for skin care, for all types of skin, but is recommended in particular for dry and sensitive skins
Mainly of tropical origin, this plant with fascinating beauty that has to handled carefully has
been used in traditional medicine forever. The number of species varies from 25000 to 30000.
There are a large number of shapes. The flowers vary in size from 5mm to 25 cm in diameter.
Flowering can last from 1-3 months, but is only 24 hours for some. It gives your skin exceptional results.
The palm oil results from the tropical plant. Regenerating and firming, it strengthens the cutaneous barrier.
In the Raspberry there are seeds which are rich in lipids and in ferulic acid, as well as in B vitamins. The extract of the raspberry seeds is a sebo-regulator and acts on dilated pores. It is normalising and antioxidant.Associated products: Purifit Cleansing micellar water
Rice bran powder
Rice is a plant 30 cm to 5 m tall cultivated in humid areas of Asian countries. The stem ends in a panicle containing 50-200 grains of rice. Rice powder has been used for centuries in making cosmetics. Rice bran powder can absorb a lot of sebum. It delivers a matte appearance
and leaves a smooth, satiny feeling.
Plant widely used in phlebology for its vasoconstrictor and anti-oedematous properties. In dermatology ruscus is a treatment for skin prone to redness thanks to its mechanism for action on the blood vessels that are so numerous in the skin, as they regulate the temperature of the human body.Associated products: Rosakalm Anti-redness cream Rosakalm Cleansing micellar water
Sacred Lotus is a herbaceous plant with perennial roots from the Nympheacea family. Rich in antioxidant polyphenols, sacred lotus flower is an excellent veinoprotector used to improve skin microcirculation and therefore favour a luminous complexion. Sacred lotus flower is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties.Associated products: Velvety moisturizing body milk Relaxing body scrub Relaxing body scrub
Serenoa palm tree
Serenoa palm tree, a dwarf palm tree from Florida, has been used for a long time in the therapeutic arsenal for its anti-5-alphareductase properties. This property makes it an effective normaliser that acts on the cause of oily skin and its imperfections.Associated products: Aknorm Anti-blemish concentrate (No paraben) Aknorm Cleansing purifying micellar water (No paraben) Aknorm Deep-cleansing gel (No paraben) Aknorm Shine control moisturizing emulsion (No paraben) Aknorm Purifying mask (No paraben)
Originating in tropical Africa, this plant with a four-sided stem whose height varies from 60-200 cm has white or pink flowers. Numerous seeds contain 50% oil rich in unsaturated fatty acids used in high-quality cosmetic products.Associated products: Exquisite oil Exquisite oil
In Africa, shea is considered to be a sacred tree that must never be cut or damaged. It is said to be the ‘generous’ tree that provides food (fruit, butter), helps heal (bark, leaves), and that gives women eternal youth because of its many wonderful properties.
For centuries shea butter has been used for its multiple benefits. Shea can really help skin:
it moisturises, softens, protects and makes it more beautiful thanks to its composition, which has exceptionally high levels of unsaponifiable compounds and vitamins (A, D, E, F).
Soya is known for its action of isoflavones on the cells of the skin. Soya ensures the function of anti free radical protection, the stimulation of fibroblasts which manufacture collagen, and the regulation of the synthesis of melanin by the melanocytes. Density and complexion are the results for the skin from the proper use of soya.Associated products: Homogene Revitalizing anti-age spot facial cream SPF 15 Homogene Concentrated anti-age spot cream
Originating in Central Asia, the almond tree appears in France in 1945. His culture is located in south regions. The height of the tree varies between 6 and 12 metres. His green fruit contains a unique seed: the almond. The oil of this almond gives soothing, emollient and moisturizing properties.
It was discovered in Peru by Christophe Colomb during the 15th century and started to be cultivated one century later in Spain and Italy. The colouring of the fruit is due to pigments, in particular carotenes and lycopene. The tomato is rich in vitamins B, K and C. It is extremely appreciated in cosmetic in particular to prevent sunburns