From Evening Primrose to adaptogenic plants from five continents
SCIENCE OF NATURE
At the origin of Onagrine, there is Evening Primrose…
In the 1970s, a brilliant scientist and plant lover was leading work on Evening Primrose and its benefits for the skin.
He discovered the properties of this magnificent yellow flower, which opens at night and closes again in the morning, which earned it the nickname “Beautiful at night”.
With its exceptional content of essential fatty acids, this plant is a powerful ally for preserving the skin’s youthfulness.
Its regenerating, protective and antioxidant potential makes it a fascinating anti-ageing active ingredient.
An abundance of plant-based active ingredients from all over the world
A marvellous source of inspiration, nature is full of precious plants whose benefits we are revealing for the skin. Onagrine research ventures across five continents and varied biotopes, to identify plants with remarkable properties for the skin.
Often, our active ingredients come from plants used in pharmacopoeias or traditional beauty rituals, whose properties have long been known.
We combine our natural plant extracts with cutting-edge biotechnological active ingredients, such as natural-origin hyaluronic acid at various molecular weights, to further improve the efficacy of our products.
Explore the richness of the
plant world with Onagrine
Adaptogenic and extremophilic plants
Very often these are adaptogenic plants, living in desert, cold or high altitude environments. They synthesise original molecules that allow them to ensure their survival. In cosmetology, these molecules improve the skin’s resistance capacity, by activating biological mechanisms such as antioxidant synthesis or strengthening of the skin’s lipid barrier.
Blue microalgae, the active ingredient in our Global Expertise anti-ageing range, is so resistant that it has survived for billions of years, even in extreme environments such as the ice caps or desert coasts. Its secret ? It secretes a photoprotective enzyme that protects it from harmful UV rays. On the skin, it can reduce UV damage to cellular DNA by 62%.
A requirement: quality
Selection of active ingredients:
The effectiveness of our formulas lies in their selection. Our botanist formulators identify the plants with the desired cosmetic effects for each formula from flora from all over the world.
The extraction techniques preserve the plants’ properties in order to extract their quintessence and reveal their full cosmetic power.
Each active ingredient is dosed at the right concentration, integrated into the formula to ensure coherence and balance. Many tests are needed to achieve the desired result.
Tests guarantee the tolerance, stability and preservation of each formula. Laboratories also demonstrate their effectiveness using instrumental measurements or clinical satisfaction studies.
The manufacture of our products is French with a long tradition and know-how.
Each production stage benefits from careful control procedures, from formulation to delivery.
The quality of our products is guaranteed.
The story begins in the 1970s with Alexandre Bailly.
This brilliant botanist pharmacist was leading research on Evening Primrose and its benefits for the skin.
From his first formulations Onagrine was founded.