The preservation of an optimal pH of the skin and hairs for their well-being and balance.
All of our tissues, and the skin in particular, function efficiently by regulating numerous biological and physico-chemical parameters: this regulation is called homeostasis. One of the most important homeostasis parameters to be physiologically regulated is pH. A deregulation of the extra- or intracellular homeostasis towards too acidic or too basic pH can lead to severe disorders and tissue degradation. The cutaneous system is all the more sensitive to pH variation as it is directly exposed to changes in the external environment. It is preferable to use slightly alkaline solutions for dry and neutral skin or slightly acidic solutions for dry or acne-prone skin.
PH variations are finely regulated by so-called « buffer » molecules, able to capture the excess of H+ ions (in case of acidity) or on the contrary to release H+ ions (in case of alkalinity); however, the best systems to fight against pH deregulations are enzymatic. The « pH-adjusting » enzymes function as powerful buffers able to maintain the pH around certain homeostatic values (in particular around neutral pH values).
Marine organisms, in particular corals, are subject to drastic environmental changes and other local stresses, and have therefore developed very powerful enzymes capable of regulating potential abrupt pH variations. Coraliotech offers marine pH adjusters to effectively regulate the pH of products and potentially enhance the skin's ability to deal with pH changes that may affect its barrier and moisturizing function.
The synergy of active coral ingredients for the protection, preservation and regeneration of the skin and for an effective fight against skin aging.
The fight against skin aging (or at least against its acceleration) is one of the most important challenges for skin care and wellness actors because of the strong demand from users. This demand is the consequence of the drastic effects of our lifestyles on our skin. Stress, pollution, smoking, diet, directly or indirectly affect our potential for tissue regeneration and thus degrade the well-being of our skin, which becomes less elastic, less firm, duller, more wrinkled, etc...
There are many solutions to fight effectively against the acceleration of aging, in addition to adopting an impeccable lifestyle. The anti-aging active ingredients that we can rely on to reduce the rate of this unavoidable aging can be of several types. They can indeed belong to the class of antioxidant molecules, to the class of skin protection products (anti-UV, anti-pollutants, etc..), as well as they can help promote skin regeneration by promoting the production of structural or even moisturizing molecules.
Coraliotech offers today a panel of molecules likely to respond effectively to the effects of aging; in addition to powerful antioxidants, marine organisms display an amazing diversity of protective or regenerative molecules such as anti-UVs or collagens that can perfectly suit this role.
All the power of antioxidant systems of coral origin for an effective fight against free radicals.
Our primary need in oxygen generates molecules called « free radicals » which have the property of being toxic and destructive for the skin or any other tissue. These products derived from our oxidative metabolism are largely responsible for cellular aging and contribute to the alteration of the protective properties of our tissues. This « oxidative stress » is also accelerated by the impact of our urban environment on our skin: sunlight, pollution, tobacco, unbalanced diet, are all factors that worsen the well-being of our skin.
Antioxidants are the major actors in the fight against the harmful effects of free radicals and to reduce the impact of oxidative stress on our cells. The most effective cellular antioxidants are enzymes such as SuperOxide Dismutases (SODs) or peroxidases such as catalases. They allow a drastic reduction of free radicals by transforming them into stable and benign molecules such as water and oxygen.
The application of antioxidant skin care products, in addition to a healthy lifestyle, should therefore objectively fight against the harmful effects of oxidative stress and effectively delay skin slackening, dullness and loss of firmness. Coraliotech has identified a number of marine antioxidant enzymes that should be suitable for serums and concentrated care for an innovative protective action against skin aging.
Soft, fortified and regenerated hair thanks to the protective power of active ingredients of coral origin.
Like the skin, the hair is subject to various physical and chemical factors in the external environment, and is therefore subject to harmful influences such as heat, radiation, but also atmospheric pollutants and numerous dusty particles. It is essential to take care of it to preserve its capillary capital, to avoid its premature aging, and to preserve a smooth, silky and shiny hair.
Damaged hair is often the result of damage to the outer layer, the so-called scale layer, which becomes rough due to the opening of the hair scales. This alteration greatly weakens the hair and dehydrates it, making it dry, brittle and forked. Hair conditioning aims to correct these defects by providing substances that seal the scale layer. Hair with closed scales regains its original smoothness, moisture, vitality and shine.
Coraliotech offers ingredients that can actively participate in the softening and revitalization of hair and scalp. Coral collagens, with their moisturizing properties, seem to be ideal for providing long-lasting protection and vitality to hair. The chaperone molecules are also part of these ingredients that will participate synergistically in the repair and revitalization processes necessary for the proper preservation of the hair's capital.
Restore flexibility, softness and tone to the skin thanks to marine moisturizing agents of coral origin.
The skin is the interface between our inner world and the external environment. Its role as a protective barrier against external aggressions is undeniable. Its role as a regulator of the internal metabolism is just as important. These two complementary functions are ensured by an essential element: water. Effective hydration of the skin ensures its smoothness, elasticity and softness, but also certain central metabolic functions such as detoxification and thermoregulation.
The fight against skin dehydration, in addition to the daily intake of two to three liters of water, can be partly compensated by moisturizing active ingredients applied regularly to the parts of the skin most exposed to the external environment. Solutions provided by care products concentrated in moisturizing molecules can, through their film-forming function, ensure resistance to stretching and thus make the skin softer and younger. The hygroscopic properties of certain active ingredients enable them to retain water in the tissues and on the surface, thus forming a protective film that reduces water loss from the skin while protecting it from external aggressions.
Coraliotech offers a series of molecules, such as marine collagens, recognized for both their structural role and their moisturizing function. Derived from organisms of coral reef ecosystems, our active ingredients also have certain characteristics that suggest a better efficiency in topical applications.
All the strength of coral for a lasting protection of the skin against environmental aggressions.
The skin is the part of the body in direct contact with the outside environment. However, this environment conveys a significant number of elements and physical, chemical or biological factors which can interact and disturb our cutaneous system. Heat, radiation, chemical products and other atmospheric pollutants, as well as various microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, etc.) can all, in their own way, attack the skin or destabilize its balance.
However, the skin, far from being an inert tissue, has its own defense and protection systems that certain cosmetic actives can reinforce through synergistic mechanisms. Among them, sunscreen products, antioxidant or detoxifying enzymes, pH regulators, anti-pollutants, can play this role and provide effective and lasting skin protection.
Coraliotech offers a range of marine ingredients originating from coral or marine plants, which can play a role in protecting the skin if they are judiciously formulated within adapted cosmetic mixtures. Among these ingredients, our patented anti-UV molecule, our antioxidants or pH regulators, as well as our chaperone molecules, can all be used to provide protection and defense to our skin.
Ecological coral actives for effective sun protection and preservation of skin capital.
Our skin, especially our facial skin, is subjected daily to external elements that are not always beneficial to its well-being. The sun's rays are known to cause significant and even dangerous damage to our skin. Ultraviolet rays (UVs) induce modifications in the cells of our epidermis and dermis. They accelerate the aging of the skin, induce skin spots, but can also and above all cause burns or serious skin lesions that can lead to the appearance of cancers.
Today, sun protection is provided by UV filters of organic or inorganic origin (mineral filters). Despite their effectiveness in protecting against a wide range of radiation, they are highly regulated and have been somewhat criticized for their environmental toxicity (especially marine).
Coraliotech now offers a first patented organic active derived from Mediterranean red coral which has shown a strong UV protection efficiency. The time has undoubtedly come to innovate in this sensitive field of UV protection by proposing new protective and eco-friendly molecules derived directly from nature.