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Olivem®1000 Crystal Skin™ is the first emulsyfing active ingredient.

It is a complex combination of fatty acids, chemically similar to the skin surface lipid composition that has the distinctive property to self-emulsify in hydrophilic or lipophilic milieus.

It also has the ability to generate liquid crystal structures that mimic the stratum corneum extracellular lipid matrix tridimensional organization. Those liquid crystals present a molecular structure close to that observed in the lipid lamellae of the stratum corneum. Indeed, the walls of the liquid crystals are formed of alternating layers of fatty acids and water thereby mimicking the stratum corneum intercellular lipid matrix structure.

Liquid crystas, having a "skin-like" fatty acid composition, have a unique double-characteristic: improving skin barrier integrity and promoting delivery through stratum corneum layers.

Olivem®1000 Crystal Skin™ thus represents a unique biomimetic restructuring agent endowed with the double feature of first restoring and maintaining the integrity of the skin barrier and then providing itself the emulsifying base.  

Ultimately, this leads to the creation of cosmetic formulations that are biologically functional with a “physiologically” natural skin feel upon application.