Nature is a constant inspiration for cosmetics ingredients, but plants are not the only sources of natural actives.
Mineral Matters™ liquid stone extracts apply special technology to extract important minerals from precious stones and make them bioavailable to the skin. The result is a unique line of substantiated stone actives that enhance and protect.
Zin’Cîte™ is a zinc complex extracted from smithsonite that offers long-term protection by shielding DNA and preventing glycation.
The Mineral Matters™ line features five references:
- Oli’Vîne™ ST
- UVB protection
- Long-term skin protection
- Effectively shields cell DNA
- Anti-glycation activity
Natural origin (ISO 16128) ≥ 99%
China NMPA notified
Mechanism of action
In vitro tests prove Zin’Cîte™ effectively:
- protects DNA from damage,
- stimulates key stress proteins in the skin,
- increases resistance of keratinocytes to UVB,
- reduces the formation of glycation end products (AGEs).
Smithsonite is a 100% natural zinc carbonate (ZnCO3) stone.
Characterized by a silky or pearly luster, this stone can reflect light or appear transparent, depending on the specimen. Smithsonite can be found in different colors, from turquoise to pink.
A unique process allows us to obtain a stable, bioavailable zinc-rich liquid active from smithsonite.