Semi-Precious Stones

Zincite – Smithsonite extract
Smithsonite rarely occurs in visible crystals. Recently, two African mines have produced many large crystals different from all other Smithsonite specimens. Smithsonite is essentially zinc carbonate, but the zinc is usually partially replaced with other elements. This is responsible for the great color variations this mineral exhibits. Copper is responsible for a green to blue coloring; cobalt, pink to purple; cadmium, yellow; iron, brown to reddish-brown.  The use of Zinc for skin care is an ancient discovery: the Chinese used zinc sulfate to reduce scarring. Today, we know that zinc is involved in the activity of more than 200 enzymes and plays a fundamental role in every biological component involving growth and development. Zinc plays an essential role in the metabolism of RNA and DNA, from maintaining the double helix structure to the pairing of the most diverse molecules, and therefore without it, cell division stops. It is also important to the skin because it helps incorporate sulphur amino acids (cysteine and methionine) into cutaneous proteins, and is thus instrumental in elastin synthesis. Zin’Cîte®, is a new generation of active protective ingredients.  Zin’Cîte® is a colorless, odorless liquid extract.It is a stable ingredient that can easily be added to all types of ormulations. Its special action - based on its richness in zinc - protects our DNA, the source code of all of our cells.

The semi-precious stone, with a touch of copper provides protection to the skin, and acts as the perfect defender against environmental stress. It is a protecting and cell detoxifying active material.

A beautiful shimmery mineral that is high in iron and known for its energy. In Vitro tests show that Hematite significantly increases Type I collagen and regenerates the epidermis. It reinforces the mechanical properties of the skin and rebuilds the fibril network. It helps to re-densify the epidermis and fights against thinning of the skin.