There are thousands of skincare and cosmetic products that claim to help limit the signs of aging, or skin affected by allergies or other common concerns like eczema...
Yes, but in reality, very few, if any, have managed to combine efficiency and safety!
Because until recently, those who developed these products had the choice between:
- using well-known ingredients in large quantities (because they are not very effective when used conventionally), or effective but exotic or new ingredients - on which there is then little hindsight as to their safety -, thus generating unsafe products (see Yuka scores...), or
- limit themselves to well-known and safe ingredients to make "clean beauty" treatments, but to the detriment of effectiveness.
With the ActivifiqueTM and CapturifiqueTM innovations, the scientists at Skintifique have somewhat squared the circle: innovations that amplify the action of the safest ingredients, by prolonging their action and making them available to the skin as it needs them, or which give them unique properties in the world.
It is these exclusive innovations, patented in the USA and internationally, that allow our products to combine efficacy and safety like no other.
Skintifique is an innovative company, dedicated to improving health and well-being through novel scientific, technology and business approaches.
Thanks to its science base and the work of its scientific founders, team, and partners, Skintifique creates exceptional skincare products that are:
Innovative, with unique properties
With ultra-safe and clean formulations, for both the users and the planet
"Bioinspiration" and "Radical simplicity", founding principles at Skintifique
Because nature is an endless source of wisdom and the ideal blueprint for health, Skintifique’s development has been shaped by the principle of "Bioinspiration".
"It’s about taking a basic idea in nature and improving upon it for your own purposes […] Mother Nature has managed to solve quite a few problems over the years. And so we can use bioinspiration to help us come up with new ideas to tackle tough problems." Jeffrey Karp, (Skintifique co-founder), Fortune magazine interview, August 2015
In the same way, to bring comfort and relief to the most demanding skin, we clearly need to develop the safest formulations, delivering maximum effectiveness AND tolerability. Instead of trying to chase after the latest exotic addition, Skintifique only uses active ingredients that are proven to be effective and with exceptional safety profiles such as such as glycerin, bisabolol or pure Castor Oil that is expeller-pressed from the seed of Ricinus.
In this pursuit of "essential effectiveness", Skintifique focuses on quality over quantity with formulations that contain the fewest possible ingredients. That’s "Radical Simplicity". And so the four products in the Skintifique range contain between five and thirteen ingredients - no more.
Excellence in physico-chemistry and innovation, the secret of Skintifique's success
Behind our minimalist formulations are genuine scientific breakthroughs. Skintifique’s strength lies in how the active ingredients are assembled together and the chemical environment that they are in. The brand’s scientists and collaborators have new technologies to maximize products’ efficacy and achieve properties that aren’t possible in standard formulations.
Skintifique skincare products are based on two unprecedented scientific platforms:
Activifique is an exceptional technology that enables controlled and gradual release of the active ingredients.
When the skin requires moisturising, e.g., because it is dry or inflamed, it sends signals to the delivery system containing the active ingredients, which then releases the ingredients. And so the skin’s physiological needs are met instantly and long-lastingly.
Activifique was developed by Skintifique's scientists over several years and it is patented.
Capturifique is the world’s first technology that enables skincare products to protect the skin from metals like Nickel, Chromium, and Cobalt.
These metals are present in many everyday items and often cause allergic reactions and rashes; 10-15% of the people are allergic to them, and an even greater proportion among people that have eczema and dermatitis conditions. These heavy metals are also among the most abundant in pollution and are responsible for a major part of the damages created by pollution on skin and health.
Similar to a UV protector, the Capturifique technology, when included in a skincare product, captures the metals at the skin’s surface and prevents them from penetrating the epidermis, thereby preserving skin from their damaging effects.
Capturifique was developed by Skintifique's scientists over several years and it is patented.
A unique expertise on ingredients and formulation of skincare products
Skintifique scientists and their partners have an exceptionally strong knowledge of ingredients, built up over the years developing skincare products that are probably the cleanest and safest in the world.
This expertise, combined with an extremely rigorous innovation process, many strict criteria, and the company proprietary technologies, is at the core of their ability to always select ingredients that will "work" while being particularly safe for both the users and the planet.
Beyond the products they developed, Skintifique scientists have made this knowledge largely available to everyone through MILA, a free to use digital platform that enables anyone to assess the safety and eco-friendliness of any skin, hair and personal care product... and select the ones that meet her personal criteria. Click on the MILA image to discover this platform.
Heavy weight support
In addition to invitations to communicate in world class scientific venues and journals, and to be awarded patents, Skintifique's scientific work applied to skincare has received awards and supports from prestigious innovation institutions.
For instance, Skintifique is a Laureate the Senate Tremplin Entreprise and CREADEV innovation competitions.
It is or has also been supported by prestigious institutions such as the French Senate, the Ministry of Research and Higher Education, the Public Investment Bank (BPI / OSEO), Paris City Hall / Agoranov and The Vision Institute.
A selection of articles to go further
- Why innovation changes everything for your skin
- Activifique: providing intense and long lasting efficacy
- Capturifique: protecting skin from metals
- Extremely safe and pure formulations
- Assessment of the effectiveness of the Protective Cream HPS
- What are the effects of glycerin on the skin quality?
- Innovation in moisturizing
- The safety of skin care products
- The birth of a product: How to make a skincare product
- New treatments for psoriasis
- What is Chlorphenesin?
- TedMed - Dr. Jeff Karp (co-founder of Skintifique) - Insight outside: harnessing nature’s secrets
- MIT Interview - Dr. Jeff Karp (co-founder of Skintifique) - How great ideas can lead to new discoveries, which lead to new products