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Ingredients

At Gallinée transparency is very important to us. Here is the list of all the ingredients that we use in our products, with their explanation.

a

AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM (HORSE CHESTNUT) SEED EXTRACT*

Horse chestnut seed extract from India is a circulation tonic: it allows a slight vasoconstriction of the blood vessels.

ALCOHOL*

The alcohol here is present in small quantities. In fact, it is only used to extract some ingredients of vegetable origin.

ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*

Aloe leaf juice has emollient properties (softening) and moisturises the skin when applied.

ALPHA-GLUCAN OLIGOSACCHARIDE*

Active ingredient that feeds good bacteria and reduces the growth of bad ones. It is a natural ingredient, which can be found especially in chicory roots. It reinforces the protection of the skin from possible attacks that may come from the environment.

AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER

Ingredient that controls the viscosity of the product.

AQUA (WATER)*

Allows the homogeneity of active ingredients or ingredients that reveal the products’ action.

ARGININE*

Component surrounded by lactic acid molecules for an extended release of it.

b

BEHENYL ALCOHOL*

This substance allows all the ingredients to bind, and to obtain the right viscosity.

BELLIS PERENNIS (DAISY) FLOWER EXTRACT*

Powerful ingredient with lightening properties which helps prevent sun spots.

BENZYL ALCOHOL

This substance acts as a preservative and protects the product during its lifetime.

BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE (AVOBENZONE)

Component that absorbs UV rays: it protects the skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*

Shea butter is a moisturising and protective lipid that also helps with blood microcirculation.

c

C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE*

Emulsifier which allows an homogeneous oil/water mixture. It is also used as a surfactant which allows the maintenance of the emulsion (homogeneous and uniform mixture in the long term).

C14-22 ALCOHOLS*

This ingredient allows the emulsion (homogeneous and uniform mixture) to be stable over time.

CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID*

This ingredient allows the stability of the product.

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE*

It is an emollient oil that provides suppleness and softness to the skin.

CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE*

Surfactant, allows the stability of the emulsion (homogeneous and uniform mixture in the long term).

CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

Emollient that allows the skin to maintain its hydration level.

CARBOMER

Gelling agent, it brings a nice texture and a pleasant touch to the cream.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL*

Emollient that allows the skin to maintain its hydration and increases the effectiveness of other preservatives in the formulation. Also an emulsifier, it provides an homogeneous oil/water mix.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE*

Emulsifier that provides homogenous oil/water mix. It is also used as a surfactant, as it provides the maintenance of the emulsion (homogeneous and uniform mixture in the long term).

CETYL ALCOHOL*

Emollient that allows the skin to maintain its hydration and increases the effectiveness of other preservatives in the formulation. Also an emulsifier, it provides the homogeneous oil/water mix. It’s a natural oily substance.

CITRIC ACID*

Natural preservative. Also used in the formula in order to maintain the pH at 5.

COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE*

Agent that will allows the product to lather and to cleanse the skin.

d

DECYL OLEATE*

This emollient allows the skin to maintain its hydration and increases the efficiency of other preservatives.

DEHYDROACETIC ACID

This substance acts as a preservative and protects the product during its lifetime.

DICAPRYLYL ETHER*

Emollient oil that provides softness to the skin.

DISODIUM LAURYL SULFOSUCCINATE*

Surfactant of natural origin well tolerated by the skin.

e

ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE (OCTISALATE)

Component that absorbs UV rays: it protects the skin from harmful sun effects.

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

This emollient allows the skin to maintain its hydration and increases the efficiency of other preservatives.

g

GLYCERIN*

Moisturising active that helps increase suppleness of the skin, and gives texture to the product.

GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE*

Emollient oil that provides softness to the skin.

GLYCERYL STEARATE*

Emollient oil that provides softness to the skin.

h

HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL*

Emollient oil of natural origin that feeds the skin.

HYDROGENATED COCONUT OIL*

Coconut oil is an emollient oil, which provides softness to the skin.

HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE*

Emollient that allows the skin to maintain its hydration levels. It also brings more texture to the mixture.

i

INULIN*

Active ingredient that has a softening virtue and that feed selectively good bacteria. It especially comes from chicory roots.

ISOHEXADECANE

Moisturising agent that increases water content of the skin, keeping it soft and smooth.

ISOPROPYL PALMITATE*

Emollient oil that provides softness to the skin.

k

KAOLIN*

Has purifying and absorbing properties, and is also called white clay (very very thin powder).

l

LACTIC ACID*

Once good bacteria in our body are developed, lactic acid helps keeping them in a good environment. It is a smoothing and moisturizing agent that allows skin renewal and which respects the natural pH of the face skin by keeping it at 5. It also acts against the skin ageing.

LACTOBACILLUS*

This component is actually two bacteria called L. casei and L. acidophilus. Heat deactivates them, which allows a good lifetime of the creams, and allows avoiding keeping them in the fridge. They are lactic bacteria with probiotic action. These good bacteria also make it possible to naturally fight against the bad bacteria.

LAURYL GLUCOSIDE*

Surfactant that allows the maintenance of the emulsion (homogeneous and uniform mixture) in the long term.

LIMONENE

Natural substance derived from citrus, one of the components of our perfume.

m

MALTODEXTRIN*

Vegetable base from corn and beetroot, which allows an optimum conservation of our good bacteria, called Lactobacillus.

MARIS SAL (SEA SALT)*

Sea salt has revitalizing and remineralizing properties, for tired and stressed skin.

MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT*

Melissa leaf extract, which is a moisturising agent.

MENYANTHES TRIFOLIATA LEAF EXTRACT*

Bog bean extract is a powerful and natural antioxidant that helps to protect vitamin C from cells and to strengthen the skin barrier function.

MYRTUS COMMUNIS LEAF EXTRACT*

Myrtle extract which protects and detoxifies the dermis cells and the epidermis. It acts as anti-oxidant and anti-free radical: it prevents skin premature ageing.

n

NYLON-12

Texture agent that brings softness to the skin. It also absorbs sebum without clogging pores.

o

OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) SEED POWDER*

We chose this ingredient to exfoliate the skin by gently exfoliating it: it is stone core powder.

p

PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT*

Palmaria palmata algae extract helps to moisturise and remineralise the skin.

PANTHENOL

This component is also called provitamin B5. It participates in the formation and regeneration of the skin.

PENTYLENE GLYCOL

This ingredient allows the skin to maintain its hydration levels.

PERFUME (FRAGRANCE)

In Gallinée products, we use a blend of natural and synthetic perfume to reduce the risk of skin reactions.

PHENETHYL ALCOHOL*

This substance acts as a preservative and protects the product during its lifetime.

POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE

This ingredient creates a veil on the skin which protects it from any external aggression.

POLYMNIA SONCHIFOLIA ROOT JUICE*

This substance is found in Yacon’s roots and is also called Polymnia sonchifolia. It is a prebiotoic active that allows good bacteria growth. To obtain this precious juice without denaturing it, it is extracted by cold pressure.

POLYSORBATE 80*

Emulsifier that allows an homogeneous oil / water mixture. It is also used as surfactant, which maintains emulsion (homogeneous and uniform mixture in the long term).

POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE

Emulsifier, it allows an homogeneous oil/water mixture.

PROPANEDIOL*

Substance which allows to control and to regulate product viscosity. It has a vegetable origin.

PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL*

It is sweet almond oil. It moisturises and nourishes the skin. This ingredient also has softening and regenerative properties for the epidermis.

s

SILICA*

This ingredient is derived from sand. It is a mildly abrasive agent which removes the material on the surface of the skin. It makes the skin look smooth.

SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER

This ingredient allows control of the product viscosity.

SODIUM BENZOATE

Very gentle preservative which prevents bad bacterial contamination. It is particularly used in ocular products, for example for contact lenses.

SODIUM CHLORIDE*

Marine mineral. Thanks to it, the plant actives are better absorbed by the skin. Its every day name: salt!

SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE *

Surfactant of natural origin well tolerated by the skin.

SODIUM HYDROXIDE*

Component that helps to maintain the pH of the formula. It is called buffer substance.

SODIUM LAURYL GLUCOSE CARBOXYLATE*

It is a mild surfactant, therefore it allows the emulsion to be maintained over the long term.

SODIUM PHOSPHATE

A substance that allows our mixture to have a pH even closer to the natural pH of the skin.

SORBIC ACID

Acts as a preservative in the mixture and also helps to maintain the pH of the formula close to the natural pH of the skin.

SORBITAN OLEATE*

Emulsifier, it allows an homogeneous oil/water mixture.

STEARIC ACID*

Fatty acid of natural origin. We can find it in cocoa butter and shea butter.

STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

Component that helps to bring texture to the product. It also brings a pearly finish to the formula.

SUCROSE STEARATE*

Emollient oil that provides softness to the skin.

t

TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE

Molecule that allows maintaining the stability, appearance, texture and viscosity of the product.

TITANIUM DIOXIDE*

Opacifying agent of natural origin, that gives the white colour to the cleansing bar.

TOCOPHEROL*

Anti-oxidant, it protects the skin from environmental aggressions, and prevents ageing skin. This is the scientific name for vitamin E.

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE*

Anti-oxidant, it protects the skin from environmental aggressions, and prevents aging skin. Natural derivative of vitamin E.

u

UNDECYLENOYL GLYCINE*

Surfactant, it allows the maintenance of the emulsion (homogeneous and uniform mixture in the long term).

x

XANTHAN GUM*

Allows homogeneous mixing and maintenance of the emulsion, it is also called a binder.

z

ZINC PCA*

This molecule is used to regulate the sebum secretion by the skin. It also helps with skin healing.