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Elemental beauty

Elemental beauty

When nature inspires innovation

Humanity has always sought to understand its environment. Since ancient times, philosophers seeking to understand nature hypothesized that all materials are composed of the four primal elements in different proportions: Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. This principal has been applied to both medicine and biology. And this vision is also found in Ayurveda, the holistic Indian system of medicine that attempts to restore balance to achieve harmony between body and soul, the essential condition for inner and outer beauty.

Wesource brand is dedicated to Seppic active cosmetics, created using health and beauty ingredients that are inspired by the raw materials that make up life. These materials, combined with innovation, result in solutions that reveal beauty. Every day, researchers at Seppic use the stress-resistant mechanisms of certain algae, traditional uses for plants, the capacity of marine plants to adapt, scientific advances in biomimetic lipoaminoacids, and more to satisfy their thirst for innovation.

Water, Fire, Earth, and Air may be part of everyday life, but their potential and power should not be underestimated. They can be both beneficial and harmful and so they need to be in balance.

The principle of the four elements in harmonious balance applies to beauty. The Egyptians even felt that the elements were the source of original beauty represented by gods like Isis and Osiris. Seppic offers its customers a range of active ingredients and textures that can restore the harmony necessary for well-being and counteract the daily stresses that impact vital energy, and therefore balance.

Fire

Source of energy

Fire is the symbol of energy and power. When we say someone is “fired up,” we mean that they are passionate and enthusiastic. Fire is often associated with the Sun, which is fundamental for the development of life.

Skin is an organ that, by its very nature needs sunlight, particularly to synthesize vitamin D, necessary for normal physiological functioning. The effects of stress and fatigue can appear on the skin and an appropriate toner is therefore needed. The mineral cocktail in SEPITONIC™ M 3.0 can be used as to stop time and provide the skin with an oxygen boost. It has been formulated in an energizing mousse (EU07335) to provide the energy you need for your day.

A Aqua/Water QS 100%
B MONTANOV™ 202
MONTANOV™ 82
LANOL™ P
LANOL™ 99
Hazelnut Oil
Simmondsis Chinensis (jojoba) Seed Oil
Dimethicone
Capric/capryl triglyceride
LANOL™ 2681
Cyclopentasiloxane & Dimethiconol
Tocopherol
1.50%
1.00%
0.50%
2.00%
0.50%
0.50%
1.00%
1.25%
1.50%
1.00%
0.25%
C SOLAGUM™ AX
SEPIPLUS™ 400
SEPIMAX™ ZEN
0.15%
0.50%
0.65%
D AQUAXYL™
NATIVE ESSENCE™
GULF STREAM SEA WATER™
SEPITONIC™ M3
EFFERVESCENT SOLUTION: CO2, Citrate
Sodium, Trisodium Citrate, Sodium
Bicarbonate, Glycolic acid, Aqua/Water
Fragrance
SEPICIDE™ LD
Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin
Colorant
1.50%
0.50%
0.25%
0.50%
5.00%


0.25%
0.25%
0.50%
0.60%

Formula EU07335 - Pop Rocks Energizing Mousse

This formula brings to the skin an effervescent sensation thanks to sodium bicarbonate and citric acid. This amazing chemistry is enabled by the stabilizing power of SEPIMAX ZEN™, strongly resistant to electrolytes.

...which can burn

On the other hand, fire can also be responsible for inflammation. “Razor burn” is an expression used to describe the tingling sensation after shaving. Prolonged exposure to the sun can also generate skin discomfort. Seppic created ANTILIKEUNE™ 6 after observing how the brown algae, Laminaria ochroleuca, resists UV stress. This alga grows in shallow water and is often exposed to sunlight. This exclusive ingredient has soothing and protective qualities. Redness is diminished after exposure and the skin stays soothed for a long time.

Water

Source of life

Often contrasted with fire, water is another element essential for life. In addition, hydration is a key component of radiant skin. Ingredients such as AQUAXYL™ or CODIAVELANE™ BG PF, derived from Codium tomentosum (“velvet horn”), which has the ability to maintain a very high level of hydration under especially drying conditions, can improve skin structure while providing softness and increasing comfort. Learn more at October's beauty impulse dedicated to hydration.

...Or a frozen desert

In solid form, water is ice. Prolonged contact with cold can lead to itching and cracking as skin is the organ with the largest surface and the most exposed to the cold. Seppic has developed cocooning ingredients, such as SEPICALM™ S WP to help protect the most sensitive skin from winter's chill thanks to the patented AMINOVECTOR™ technology. It soothes stinging within 10 seconds and calms sensitive skin over the long term.

Air

Brings lightness and freshness...

Air is a mediator, a tempering element between water and fire. It is in perpetual motion. A light breeze provides the sensation of fresh air on the skin. The term “fresh” also describes skin that is radiant and luminous. Seppic has developed two new ingredients to obtain this result:

TALADVANCE™, a purified extract of Centella asiatica, controls keratinization. Within 30 minutes, skin complexion is brighter and more uniform, and in 28 days, volunteers had skin that was brighter and more radiant.

The Hedychium coronarium rhizome (a Malagasy plant, also known as Sakarivodambo, or wild ginger) is very high in sugar and used in many traditional applications.  Therefore, the Seppic R&D teams created SAKADIKIUM™, a multi-protective ingredient that makes skin visibly brighter in an in vivo sample group.

But a vector of pollution...

However, atmospheric pollution affects 90% of urban residents. Dust and fine particles aggravate and disrupt skin regulation, which can lead to increased production of sebum. Seppic has therefore developed CONTACTICEL™. A red algae extract, Acrochaetium moniliforme lives in contact with other algae. This ingredient protects skin against pollution. In two months, it efficiently reduced the production of sebum in skin exposed to a polluted environment with a result that was both visible and lasting.

The anti-pollution and sebum regulating serum, EU07405 illustrates the implementation of this ingredient.

A Aqua/Water
Glycerin
QS 100%
3.50%
B LANOL™ 99
Isostearyl isostearate
EMOGREEN™ L19
2.00%
4.00%
6.00%
C SEPINOV™ EMT 10
SEPIPLUS™ S
1.00%
0.70%
D Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexyl Glycerin
Phenylpropanol (and) Propanediol (and)
Caprylyl Glycol (and) Tocopherol

1.00%

0.50%

E Parfum/Fragrance
CONTACTICEL™
0.10%
1.00%
F NaOH 1% Qs pH

Formula EU07405 - anti-pollution and sebum regulating serum

CONTACTICEL™ reduces excess sebum in polluted environments. it is integrated in a gel cream obtained by combining SEPINOV™ EMT 10 and SEPIPLUS™ S. This polymeric combination allows the creation of a gel cream through cold process and stabilizes the formula. This yields a smooth texture that is comfortable to apply. The fatty phase contains 6% EMOGREEN™ L19, a plant-based, non-polar, biodegradable emollient that lasts a long time and has a soft, light finish.

Earth

Nourishing foundation

The Earth is a fundamental element, the base that represents balance and growth. It is the source of all our food. Quality nutrients contribute to good skin nutrition and well-nourished skin is firm and elastic. Seppic offers SEPILIFT™ DPHP, a legendary anti-ageing ingredient to achieve this fullness. Lipoaminoacid can vectorize hydroxyproline, one of the main components of collagen, SEPILIFT™ DPHP can revitalize, firm, and hydrate your skin in 28 days.

A Aqua/Water
SEPINOV™EMT 10
Xanthan Gum

Qs 100 %
2.00 %
0.10 %

B ORAMIX™ CG 110
AQUAXYL™
0.50 %
3.00 %
C SEPIMAT™ HB V
Honey
0.10 %
8.00 %
D Dipentaerythrityl Pentaisononanoate
SEPILIFT™ DPHP

30 %
1.00 %

E Titanium Dioxide and Potassium Aluminum
Silicate and Iron Oxide
Potassium Aluminum Silicate and Iron Oxide
Aspartame

1.50 %

0.04 %
0.20 %

F Phenoxyethanol and Methylparaben and
Propylparaben and Methylisothiazolinone
Flavour
Tocopherol
Sodium hydroxide


0.50 %

0.10 %
0.10 %
Qs pH 5.5 to 6

Formula EU07100bs - Hydrating and plumping Honey Gloss

SEPILIFT™ DPHP is incorporated into a hydrating and plumping Honey Gloss with a refined texture (EU07100bs).  It is partnered with AQUAXYL™ for its hydrating and plumping qualities. It is the winning combination for rescuing dry lips. This gloss contains 8% honey, for brilliance, and 30% ester and is effectively stabilized by SEPINOV™ EMT 10.

...Which can become dry

On the other hand, dry land is no longer fertile. This dryness, which causes stress, can be connected to an imbalance or environmental change. These factors can also cause dysfunction of the body, particularly to the skin and hair. It is therefore necessary to repair the damaged function. To do this, XYLISHINE™, a bio-inspired ingredient combining birch hemicellulose and sugars from Pelvetia caniculata algae, can both hydrate the capillary fibers and increase their brilliance.

Many believe that nature and the four elements are an inexhaustible source of innovation. Seppic is committed to providing its clients with its best discoveries and explorations to design the beauty of tomorrow every day, using its cosmetics ingredients platform, wesource and its well-renowned functional ingredients.