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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:

  • Hema’Tîte™
  • Rhodo’Lîte™2
  • Oli’Vîne™ ST
  • Mala’Kîte™
  • Zin’Cîte


  • UVB protection
  • Long-term skin protection
  • Effectively shields cell DNA
  • Anti-glycation activity
  • Use level

  • COSMOS approved
    Natural origin (ISO 16128) ≥ 99%
    Preservative free

  • Smithsonite Extract

    China NMPA notified

Mechanism of action

Zin’Cîte™ Mechanism

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).


Sourcing Zin’Cîte™

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.

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