The six Oléoactifs are oily complexes of synergistic molecules designed to reduce the cellular oxidative stress which is a major factor in skin ageing.
“Each Oléoactif can be created for a specific skin function,” Nathalie Lefebvre, manager for commercial development, told CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com.
“Skin care products become twice as efficient with an Oléoactif in the oily phase combined with an hydrosoluble standard extract in the aqueous phase,” she claims.
The company, based in Lunel, in the south of France, say that the concept is based on the physico-chemical, solvent and biological properties of the vegetable oils.
Oléos use a patented new green technology called Oléo-eco-extraction to remove the actives; a process which is Ecocert certified and claimed to be free of chemicals, solvents and pollutants.
“The Oléos patented process is entirely physical and does not require use of any chemical product or organic solvent,” explained Lefebvre.
“[It is] a complex combination of physical steps including micro-grinding and extraction with ultrasound, microwaves or a pulsed electric field is conducted in a nitrogen atmosphere.”
The Oléoactifs have been designed purely for the cosmetic market and targeted applications include in active serums, skin oil, make up, oily supplements and emulsions.
The six actives in the new range, which are at least 80 per cent organic, are called Myrtle-Olive, Epilobium, Opuntia, Pomegranate, Cinnamon and Propolis.
Specifically designed for anti-ageing purpose
The first two are designed for molecular ageing prevention working on photo induced oxidative stress, as well as providing a moisturising effect on the skin.
The Opuntia and Pomegranate actives are designed for mature skin repair, as Oléos claim they reinforce the skin barrier and membrane fluidity.
Of the last two, the French company claims that Propolis is designed to repair and moisturise skin, whilst the Cinnamon active is designed particularly for sensitive skin.
The actives have all completed various in vivo and in vitro efficacy tests, including skin tolerance moisturising, skin barrier improvement, anti-free radical, oxidative stress and anti-wrinkle tests.