We have chosen natural active ingredients that are widely known and recognized for their benefits. The compositions of our products have been studied and compared to what we would consider ideal. We are moving away from traditional cosmetic dictates and instead are rediscovering simplicity and effectiveness with natural, well-balanced active ingredients. Our products all respect the charter that we have drawn up to retain the adequate balance between being natural, effective and pleasant.
Shea is a tree that grows in the dry soils of the West African savannah. The fragrant brown flowers of this tree appear in the winter. The fruit, similar to a small avocado, contains pulp and a nut which holds the butter that is recovered by pressing. Shea butter is a key product of the African pharmacopoeia. It has a regenerating, soothing, softening, protecting and anti-aging action. It also contains a high proportion of fatty acids, including essential fatty acids that make up intercellular lipids. As a result, it plays an important role in assisting the barrier function of the epidermis and improving skin hydration.
We use organic shea butter in many La Rosée formulas. In carefully-balanced quantities it offers unequalled nutrition.
Aloe vera is a tropical succulent plant originally from the hot, dry regions of Africa. It is produced from freshly picked leaves using a cold extraction and purification process that retains all the plant’s active ingredients.
It has a moisturizing, softening, healing, anti-inflammatory and soothing action.
La Rosée formulas feature a perfect balance of organic aloe vera to guarantee softness and hydration.
Scientific name : Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil
The French word “tournesol” comes from the Italian term “tornasole”, which means "turning to face the sun". The name refers to the way in which this plant’s stem rotates to track the sun’s motion in the sky throughout the day.
The seeds of the Helianthus annuus (sunflower) have a treasure hidden within: oil. Sunflower oil is mainly known for culinary uses, but is also full of benefits for the skin and general well-being.
It is exceptionally high in omega-6 fatty acids, which can exceed 75% of its composition. These fatty acids cannot be synthesized but play a crucial role in skin hydration. They are, in fact, lipid elements that are indispensable for the functioning of skin cell membranes. They protect and strengthen cell nuclei, in this way helping them to resist harsh environments. If there is a lack of essential fatty acids, the epidermis becomes dry and loses its elasticity. In contrast, when the intake of essential fatty acids (omega-3 and -6) is sufficient, the stratum corneum retains a good condition and the skin is supple.
Sunflower oil promotes elasticity, softness and hydration. It has a regenerating and protective action.
La Rosée formulas make use of organic sunflower seed oil in perfectly balanced amounts for optimal nutrition and elasticity.
Scientific name : Cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract
The cucumber belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It is packed full of vitamin C, carotene, amino acids and cellulose. Cucumber pulp extract is known for its astringent, emollient, softening, calming, refreshing, decongestant, toning, revitalizing and firming properties.
La Rosée formulas make use of organic cucumber in perfectly balanced amounts for maximum hydration and freshness.
Scientific name : Algae extract
This extract combines the properties of the green microalgae Tetraselmis Chui and the brown Fucus Spiralis seaweed harvested from the Brittany coastline.
The synergy of these two algae is particularly advantageous for cosmetics as a result of their anti- sebum and soothing actions.
The formula of the La Rosée moisturizing gel cream uses algae to mattify the T-zone for combination skin.
Scientific name : Camellia sinensis leaf extract
A plant active ingredient extracted from white tea leaves.
White tea unifies the complexion by improving blood circulation throughout the face.
It promotes healthy, radiant skin by neutralizing free radicals, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reinforcing elastin and collagen.
We have selected white tea extract for the formula of the La Rosée moisturizing face cream for the optimal regeneration and soothing of dry skin.
Scientific name : Flower water
Hydrolats are waters loaded with aromatic compounds from the steam distillation of plants. Hydrolats are sometimes called “flower waters” when the part of the plant that is distilled is a flower.
They offer many benefits, depending on which plant is used.
La Rosée formulas use organic floral hydrolats, such as Damask rose (Rosa damascena flower water) or chamomile (Anthemis nobilis flower water), in optimal quantities to soften, refresh and soothe the skin.
Scientific name : MARIS SEA SALT
The minerals and trace elements in sea salt are exceptionally rich. They purify, tone and sanitize the skin.
We have chosen a concentrated marine extract containing minerals and trace elements for La Rosée’s moisturizing tonic lotion, perfect for restoring the skin’s vitality and radiance.
Scientific name : OIL
Vegetable oils come from oleaginous plants (from the Latin oleago: containing oil). A specific feature of these plants is that they have significant amounts of lipids in their fruits, nuts and seeds. The oil is extracted mechanically, usually by cold pressing, to obtain a high-quality oil (known as virgin oil). Oily macerates are made by plunging plants (mainly flowers) into virgin vegetable oil. The active ingredients of the flowers infuse the oil to form the finished product.
Their nourishing, moisturizing and protective properties work wonders in cosmetics.
For La Rosée 100%-natural plumping serum, we have chosen organic vegetable oils that work in synergy :
- Sweet almond oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil : optimally nourishes and soothes the skin.
- Apricot kernel oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil : illuminates the complexion and gives the skin a fresh glow.
- Sesame oil, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil : softens and protects the skin.
- Rose hip oil, rosa rubiginosa seed oil : plumps and regenerates the skin.
Scientific name : GLYCERIN
Vegetable glycerin is a soft, colorless, viscous liquid. For La Rosée products, it is made from rapeseed oil.
Glycerin confers humectant properties to cosmetics. This means that it attracts and retains water as a result of its hygroscopic properties, thus promoting the optimal hydration of the skin. It protects the skin by preserving the balance of the hydrolipid film.
Glycerin is also an excellent emollient because it softens the skin and makes it supple.