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Loss of radiance & pigmentation

Glabridin

Hyperpigmentation, Adults and teenagers

15 ml - 25mg/100g

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A powerful liquorice extract that minimises dark spots (sunspots, spots related to hormonal changes, pregnancy mask spots, dark pigmentation marks due to acne or scarring) and evens out the complexion.

  • Fragrance-free
  • Made in France
  • No artificial colouring agents
  • Silicone-free
  • Tested under dermatological control
  • Vegan
  • Lightens

    Acts on the synthesis of melanin, the pigment involved in the appearance of facial skin spots. Helps minimise hyperpigmented areas and reduce the intensity of dark spots.

  • Harmonises

    Promotes an even, luminous complexion by visibly reducing spots.

Is this care suitable
for your skin?

  • When

    Our recommendation: use as a targeted facial spot treatment for at least one month. For old, very dark or pregnancy mask spots, use for two months. Use regularly for greater efficacy.

  • Where

    Apply exclusively to affected areas on the face and neck. Apply to dry, thoroughly cleansed skin.

  • How

    Squeeze the base of the bottle and apply 4 drops to the tips of the fingers. Gently smooth and press into the face/neck.

Always ensure the use of an SPF product when using this Pure Active. Do not use more than 2 pure active ingredients at a time. If you are using 2 active ingredients, you may apply one after the other.

The efficacy of this highly purified and perfectly dosed active ingredient is scientifically proven to help reduce dark pigmentation marks on the face and neck.

We have added additional ingredients to this active: their exclusive role is to ensure the product’s stability and ability to penetrate the skin (In-Skin patent). Nothing more, nothing less.

For more information on the composition of this product, click:

AQUA/WATER/EAU

What it is?

Water contained in Isodermic Water.

What’s the point?

Contributes to the Isodermic Water patent.
NAOS has designed a perfectly defined water, meeting the three fundamental criteria for physiological fluids: pH, oxidation resistance, and concentration of mineral salts.
It optimises cellular functioning and preserves the balance of healthy skin.

Components contributing to this patent: aqua/water/eau, disodium adenosine triphosphate, carnosine, laminaria digitata extract.

How do you get it?

Mineral origin.

OCTYLDODECANOL

What it is?

Fatty alcohol.

What’s the point?

Emollient: soothes and softens the skin.

How do you get it?

Obtained from fatty acid extracted from vegetable oil.

PROPANEDIOL

What it is?

Polyol.

What’s the point?

Contributes to the In-Skin patent.
This patented complex optimises the diffusion of the active ingredient in the skin for targeted action.

How do you get it?

Biotechnology.
Biotechnology uses biological processes, including natural fermentation, to obtain ingredients.

ALCOHOL

What it is?

Wheat alcohol.

What’s the point?

Contributes to the In-Skin patent.
This patented complex optimises the diffusion of the active ingredient in the skin for targeted action.

How do you get it?

Biotechnology.
Biotechnology uses biological processes, including natural fermentation, to obtain ingredients.

SILICA

What it is?

Silica.

What’s the point?

Sensory agent: optimises sensory appeal to ensure pleasure of use and a silky feel with a matte finish.

How do you get it?

Mineral origin.

DISODIUM PHOSPHATE

What it is?

Sodium derivative.

What’s the point?

Stabilising: helps adjust the product’s pH.

How do you get it?

Component naturally found in the skin, of mineral origin.

UREA

What it is?

Urea.

What’s the point?

Contributes to the In-Skin patent.
This patented complex optimises the diffusion of the active ingredient in the skin for targeted action.

How do you get it?

Synthesis

To select an ingredient, NAOS can call on synthesis in order to:
– reconstitute a natural molecule without having to extract it from a plant and thus better respect biodiversity,
– obtain a pure, perfectly defined ingredient.

C14-22 ALCOHOLS

What it is?

Fatty alcohol.

What’s the point?

Thickening: provides the texture with consistency.

How do you get it?

Obtained from fatty acids extracted from vegetable oil.

CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE

What it is?

Lipoamino acid.

What’s the point?

Stabilising: contributes to the product’s homogeneity or stability.

How do you get it?

Obtained by synthesis from fatty acid extracted from vegetable oil, and synthesised glycine.

MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE

What it is?

Microcrystalline cellulose.

What’s the point?

Gelling: provides the texture with consistency.

How do you get it?

Wood extraction.

POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE

What it is?

Potassium derivative.

What’s the point?

Stabilising: helps adjust the product’s pH.

How do you get it?

Component naturally found in the skin, of mineral origin.

SODIUM LACTATE

What it is?

Lactic acid derivative.

What’s the point?

Contributes to the In-Skin patent.
This patented complex optimises the diffusion of the active ingredient in the skin for targeted action.

How do you get it?

Component naturally found in the skin, obtained by biotechnology.
Biotechnology uses biological processes, including natural fermentation, to obtain ingredients.

XANTHAN GUM

What it is?

Xanthan gum.

What’s the point?

Gelling: provides the texture with consistency.

How do you get it?

Biotechnology.
Biotechnology uses biological processes, including natural fermentation, to obtain ingredients.

C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE

What it is?

Fatty alcohol and sugar derivative.

What’s the point?

Emulsifying: enables the formation and stabilisation of an emulsion.

How do you get it?

Obtained by synthesis from fatty alcohols and glucose of plant origin.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL

What it is?

Fatty alcohol.

What’s the point?

Stabilising: contributes to the product’s homogeneity or stability.

How do you get it?

Obtained from fatty acid extracted from vegetable oil.

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

What it is?

Sodium derivative.

What’s the point?

Stabilising: helps adjust the product’s pH.

How do you get it?

Component naturally found in the skin, obtained by synthesis.

To select an ingredient, NAOS can call on synthesis in order to:
– reconstitute a natural molecule without having to extract it from a plant and thus better respect biodiversity,
– obtain a pure, perfectly defined ingredient.

SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE

What it is?

Fatty acid and amino acid derivative.

What’s the point?

Emulsifying: enables the formation and stabilisation of an emulsion.

How do you get it?

Combination of fatty acid extracted from vegetable oil, and glutamic acid (biotechnology).

COCO-GLUCOSIDE

What it is?

Fatty alcohol and sugar derivative.

What’s the point?

Emulsifying: enables the formation and stabilisation of an emulsion.

How do you get it?

Obtained by synthesis from fatty alcohol and glucose of plant origin.

CELLULOSE GUM

What it is?

Cellulose gum.

What’s the point?

Gelling: provides the texture with consistency.

How do you get it?

Wood extraction.

POTASSIUM SORBATE

What it is?

Sorbic acid derivative.

What’s the point?

Preservative: protects the product from microbial contamination throughout its use.

How do you get it?

Synthesis

To select an ingredient, NAOS can call on synthesis in order to:
– reconstitute a natural molecule without having to extract it from a plant and thus better respect biodiversity,
– obtain a pure, perfectly defined ingredient.

LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT

What it is?

Brown algae extract.

What’s the point?

Contributes to the Isodermic Water patent.
NAOS has designed a perfectly defined water, meeting the three fundamental criteria for physiological fluids: pH, oxidation resistance, and concentration of mineral salts.
It optimises cellular functioning and preserves the balance of healthy skin.

Components contributing to this patent: aqua/water/eau, disodium adenosine triphosphate, carnosine, laminaria digitata extract.

How do you get it?

Laminaria algae extraction.

GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT

What it is?

Liquorice extract with guaranteed glabridin content.

What’s the point?

Brightening: reduces the intensity of dark spots and hyper-pigmented areas.

How do you get it?

Liquorice root extraction.

CARNOSINE

What it is?

Peptide.

What’s the point?

Contributes to the Isodermic Water patent.
NAOS has designed a perfectly defined water, meeting the three fundamental criteria for physiological fluids: pH, oxidation resistance, and concentration of mineral salts.
It optimises cellular functioning and preserves the balance of healthy skin.

Components contributing to this patent: aqua/water/eau, disodium adenosine triphosphate, carnosine, laminaria digitata extract.

How do you get it?

Component naturally found in the skin, obtained by synthesis.

To select an ingredient, NAOS can call on synthesis in order to:
– reconstitute a natural molecule without having to extract it from a plant and thus better respect biodiversity,
– obtain a pure, perfectly defined ingredient.

DISODIUM ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE

What it is?

Nucleotide (ATP).

What’s the point?

Contributes to the Isodermic Water patent.
NAOS has designed a perfectly defined water, meeting the three fundamental criteria for physiological fluids: pH, oxidation resistance, and concentration of mineral salts.
It optimises cellular functioning and preserves the balance of healthy skin.

Components contributing to this patent: aqua/water/eau, disodium adenosine triphosphate, carnosine, laminaria digitata extract.

How do you get it?

Component naturally found in the skin, obtained by biotechnology.
Biotechnology uses biological processes, including natural fermentation, to obtain ingredients.

Of the 30,000 ingredients approved for use in cosmetics, our formulation charter only includes 150 to keep only those that respect your skin.

Find out more
  • What is hyperpigmentation?

    Pigmentation marks – or hyperpigmentation – are caused by excess melanin production and generally appear following excessive UV exposure, with age, or following a hormonal imbalance (pregnancy, medications, disease, etc.) Hyperpigmentation, or post-inflammatory pigmentation, can also appear with the residual marks left by blemishes. These more or less dark spots are most often found on the face, décolleté, backs of the hands, or the top of the head in men.

  • What does pregnancy mask look like?

    Pregnant women can develop darker patches of pigmentation on their forehead, chin, the sides of their nose and their cheeks. This is generally due to hormal changes and can be exasperated by UV exposure.

  • What is melanin?

    Melanin is a natural pigment stored under the skin. Our skin, hair and eye colour depend on its type and concentration. Melanin’s role is to protect the skin from ultraviolet rays, and it gives the skin its golden-brown colour when we tan.

  • Is Glabridin Pure Active recommended for sensitive skin?

    Yes, our Glabridin is formulated to be kind to the skin and is tested on sensitive skin. As with all Pure Active products, always ensure you follow our usage instructions (dose, duration) on the product page.

  • Pure Active: how is this different from a serum?

    In terms of the way it is used, Pure Actives are applied like a serum: to clean skin before your face cream, to provide a specific action.
    But, unlike a serum, our Pure Actives only contain a single, perfectly dosed, active molecule, which precisely targets a skin issue. This means that they are ultra-safe, since there’s no risk of a cocktail effect (piling up different active ingredients). And our INSkin™ patent helps it to penetrate down to where it needs to be in the skin.

  • Pure Active: should I apply it before or after my face cream?

    Always before your moisturising cream, but most importantly, always on clean skin. Thanks to their drop-by-drop bottles, Pure Actives are applied in small quantities, where they are needed (see the detailed instructions for each product).

  • What is the maximum number of Pure Actives that I can apply to my skin?

    We recommend applying no more than 2 Pure Actives at once to your face (1 Pure Active after the other, to clean skin before applying your face cream). In most cases, the best solution is to treat one problem at a time with a Pure Active. If you apply multiple active substances on your skin there is a risk of over-treating it.

  • How long should a Pure Active be used for?

    Pure Actives should be used like a “course of treatment”, for between 3 and 8 weeks depending on the active ingredient and the benefit in question. That’s why we package them in small anti-UV containers suited to short-term use. To ensure they stay effective, you should store them away from heat and light, and for no more than 6 months. You’ll find usage instructions for each Pure Active on the product pages on the site.

  • What is the difference between Pure Skincare and Pure Actives?

    Pure Skincare products do not contain any active ingredients, to take care of skin every day, without needlessly irritating it. Pure Actives offer a targeted action to treat skin problems when necessary (1 Pure Active = 1 skin issue). Healthy skin with no particular issues does not need Pure Actives.

  • Do your products contain fragrances?

    Our Pure Actives do not contain fragrances, nor do some of the other care products such as the Moisturising Eye Contour Fluid, the Melting Exfoliating Gel and the Express Purifying Mask. The majority of our Pure Skincare products are very lightly scented to make them pleasant to use while being kind to skin. We carefully select our fragrances, which we create ourselves, and make sure they are free from allergens and sensitising substances.

  • Are your products tested on animals?

    No, in accordance with the applicable European cosmetics regulations, our products and the ingredients they contain are not tested on animals. Toxicology experts have evaluated our formulas’ perfect tolerance. And, of course, our products are tested under dermatological and ophthalmological supervision if necessary.

  • Do your products contain preservatives?

    In order to protect our formulas from contamination, we use the necessary amount of natural preservatives (black radish extract, potassium sorbate or capryloyl glycine). We also use airless bottles, pumps and tubes to limit the risk of contamination, and therefore the quantity of preservatives.

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