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Our ingredients

Ingredients make LA VIE products what they are. They are more than 99% natural and are carefully selected for their quality and specific properties. Our formulations are unique and are the result of long hours of research and development – resulting in an efficient product without compromise – a high quality product at an accessible price. 

All our products are more than 99% natural
Without perfume or synthetic fragrance – essential oils only
Non-GMO
PEG/BHA free
Sulfate/phtalate/paraben/silicone free
Non-toxic food grade preservatives
Biodegradable

Made in Quebec
Vegan – Not tested on animals 

HANDCREAM

INCI name: CETYL ALCOHOL

Origin: Plant

Cetyl Alcohol is a waxy alcohol created from coconut oil or palm oil that gives consistency to cosmetic products. Very efficient emollient, it softens and protects the skin. It is generally very recommended for dry skin. Authorized use in organic products.

The CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review), in an annual report published in 2008, has concluded that waxy alcohols are harmless and safe for use.

Roles (INCI)

Emollient: Softens the skin

Emulsifier: A surface-active agent that promotes and preserves the formation of an emulsion between non-miscible liquids by modifying surface tension (water and oil).

Emulsion stabilizer: Favours the emulsification and improves stability and conservation time of the emulsion.

INCI name: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Origin: Plant

Caprylic/capric triglyceride is created from coconut or palm oil that is hydrogenated and hydrolized. It is used in cosmetic and numerous makeup products. It is widely used for its dispersive properties and is suited for the most sensitive skins. Authorized use in organic products.

Roles (INCI)

Concealing agent: Reduces or inhibits odor or taste of base product

Skin care agent: Maintains healthy skin

Fragrance agent: Used in perfumes and aromatic raw materials

INCI name: STEARYL ALCOHOL

Origin : Plant

Stearyl Alcohol is a waxy alcohol created from palm oil used in cosmetic products has an emulsifier (that helps water and oil mix). Authorized use in organic products.

The CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review), in an annual report published in 2006, has concluded that stearyl alcohol is harmless and safe for use.

Roles (INCI)

Emollient: Softens the skin

Emulsifier: A surface-active agent that promotes and preserves the formation of an emulsion between non-miscible liquids by modifying surface tension (water and oil).

Emulsion stabilizer: Favours the emulsification and improves stability and conservation time of the emulsion.

Restorative lipidic agent: Restores lipids present in superior layers of the skin.

INCI name: HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL

Origin: Plant

Castor oil is obtained from castor seeds. It has been hydrogenated to modify its consistency at room temperature and to make it into a solid state: it results in a waxy material. It is used in many cosmetic products as an emollient, film forming agent or as an ultra-rich agent. Authorized use in organic products.

Roles (INCI)

Emollient: Softens the skin

Emulsifier: A surface-active agent that promotes and preserves the formation of an emulsion between non-miscible liquids by modifying surface tension (water and oil).

Skin care agent: Maintains healthy skin

INCI name: GLYCERIN

Origin: Plant

Glycerin is part of the polyalcohol family, it is created from plant derivatives by a process called saponification (palm or coconut oil). It is present under the form of a colorless, hygroscopic (absorbs humidity) and syrupy liquid.

Roles (INCI)

Glycerin is used for its widely moisturizing properties

Emollient : Softens the skin

Humectant: Maintains water content of a cosmetic – in its packaging as well as on skin

Skin defense agent: Helps prevent harmful effects of outer factors on skin

INCI name: CETEARYL OLIVATE

Origin: Plant

Cetearyl Olivate is an oily ester, slightly waxy, created from cetearyl alcohol and fatty acids from olive oil.

Roles (INCI)

It works as an emulsifier that helps blend ingredients together and improves texture of cosmetic products.

INCI name: SORBITAN OLIVATE

Origin: Plant

Sorbitan Olivate is created from olive oil and sorbitol (sugar).

Roles (INCI)

Emulsifier: A surface-active agent that promotes and preserves the formation of an emulsion between non-miscible liquids by modifying surface tension (water and oil). It improves the spreading quality of care products and contributes to skin comfort. Especially soft and takes care of skin.

INCI name: OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL

Origin: Plant

Olea Europaea Fruit oil is made of olive oil. We use it for its protective and moisturizing properties.

Roles (INCI)

Skin care agent: Maintains healthy skin

Oilve oil penetrates slowly inside the skin’s stratum corneum to act as a solvent and emollient making it ideal for scarred and squamous skin care. Its high concentration in oleic acid makes it intensely protective and moisturizing, but also restructuring.

INCI name: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER

Origin: Plant

Shea butter is extracted from shea fruit pits. Shea has a high content of precious ingredients in cosmetic, especially tocopherols (vitamin E) and other antioxidant substances. Shea butter has a marked moisturizing effect and takes care of the skin.

Roles (INCI)

Skin care agent: Maintains healthy skin

Naturally regulates humidity
Moisturizes, protects and soothes skin
Well tolerated by skin, adapted to scaly and irritated skin.
Nourishing & antioxydant

INCI name: DIHEPTYL SUCCINATE & CAPRYLOYL GLYCERIN/SEBACIC ACID COPOLYMER

Origin: Plant

This duo is a natural mix of:

Heptyl Alcohol: created from castor oil
Succinic Acid: created from fermented non-GMO wheat (certified gluten free)
Sebacic Acid : created from castor oil
Glycerin : created from coconut oil
Caprylic Acid : created from coconut oil

DIHEPTYL SUCCINATE is used as a replacement to silicones in cosmetic products. It generally accompanies CAPRYLOYL GLYCERIN/SEBACIC ACID COPOLYMER in a formula. The two ingredients together are named Lexfeel N and according to their ratio can mimic the super light skin sensation that Diméthicone (silicone) creates. The duo makes the formula less greasy and sticky making it feel nice on the skin. Lexfeel N is environmentally friendly, 100% natural, approved by Ecocert, durable and biodegradable.

Roles (INCI)

Emollient: Softens the skin

Skin care agent: Maintains healthy skin

INCI name: SORBITOL

Origin: Plant

Sorbitol is a polyol created from corn syrup or glucose, it naturally occurs in many fruits like plums, apples and cherries. It is mainly used as a humectant in cosmetic products to help preserve its fluidity after package has been open. We frequently fin dit in moisturizing creams.

Roles (INCI)

Humectant: Maintains water content of a cosmetic – in its packaging as well as on skin

Skin care agent: Maintains healthy skin

INCI name: TOCOPHEROL (Vitamin E)

Origin: Plant

Tocopherol represents many components of Vitamin E. It is used in cosmetic for its antioxydant properties.

Roles (INCI)

Antioxydant : Inhibit reactions favored by oxygen, avoiding oxidization and rancidity.

Skin care agent: Maintains healthy skin

INCI name: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT (Rosemary leaf extract)

Origin: Plant

Roles (INCI)

Antimicrobial: Helps slow the growth of microorganisms on skin and fights against germs.

Skin care agent: Maintains healthy skin

INCI name: XANTHAN GUM

Origin: Plant

Xanthan gum is used in cosmetic as a stabilizer, film forming agent or binder. It is a result of carbon hydrate fermentation (for example glucose) with Xanthomonas campestris bacteria. Authorized use in organic products.

A study published in 2016 by the CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) regarding polysaccharide microbial gums including Xanthan gum has concluded that they are harmless and safe for use.

Roles (INCI)

Emulsifier: A surface-active agent that promotes and preserves the formation of an emulsion between non-miscible liquids by modifying surface tension (water and oil).

Emulsion stabilizer: Favours the emulsification and improves stability and conservation time of the emulsion.

Skin care agent: Maintains healthy skin

INCI name: CITRIC ACID

Origin: Plant

Citric acid is one of the lemon active ingredients. It is often used as a PH stabilizer (too alkaline) in cosmetic products.

Roles (INCI)

PH regulator: Stabilises pH in cosmetics.

INCI name: POTASSIUM SORBATE

Origin: Synthetic

Potassium sorbate is used in cosmetic as a preservative. We find it very often in food products like dairy and processed foods. This potassium salt of sorbic acid naturally occurs in the Sorbus aucuparia tree. Authorized use in organic products.

Roles (INCI)

Preservative: Inhibits growth of microorganisms in cosmetic products.

INCI name: SODIUM BENZOATE

Origin:
Synthetic

Sodium Benzoate is used as an antifungal preservative in cosmetics and food products. It is very efficient against fungus, yeast and bacteria. It is easily made with soda, water and benzoic acid. It occurs naturally in certain fruits like plums, prunes and apples. Authorized use in organic products.

Roles (INCI)

Preservative: Inhibits growth of microorganisms in cosmetic products.

To conclude:

Our hand cream is 99.5% from natural origin.

Emollient, moisturizing, nourishing, protective and soothing hand cream – is suitable for sensitive skins

Our hand cream contains very high-quality ingredients contributing to fight against dry skin and helping it find its flexibility and softness (maintains elasticity of the skin by encouraging cellular renewal).


HANDSOAP

INCI name: LAURYL GLUCOSIDE

Origin: Plant

Lauryl Glucoside is a gentle surfactant made from coconut or palm oil and sugar. It produces a foam, but we use it in our soap primarily for its thickening properties and to control the formula’s PH if necessary. Authorized use in organic products.

Roles (INCI)

Cleaning agent: Helps keep a surface clean.

Surfactant: Lower surface tension and contributes to help evenly distributed soap on hands.

INCI name: COCO-BETAINE

Origin: Plant

Coco Betaine is a gentle surfactant made from coconut or palm oil. It improves foaming properties. It is often used along other natural products like Decyl Glucoside and Coco Glucoside. Authorized use in organic products.

Roles (INCI)

Cleaning agent: Helps keep a surface clean.

Foam synergist: Improves the quality of the foam produced by increasing one or more of the following properties: volume, texture and/or stability.

Skin care agent: Maintains healthy skin

INCI name: SODIUM LAURYL GLUCOSE CARBOXYLATE

Origin: Plant

Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate is a gentle surfactant made from coconut or palm oil.

Roles (INCI)

Cleaning agent: Helps keep a surface clean.

Surfactant: Contributes to help evenly distributed soap on hands.

INCI name: COCO-GLUCOSIDE

Origin: Plant

Coco Glucoside is a gentle surfactant made from coconut sugar. It is part of the less aggressive washing bases for the skin and is widely used in product formulas alongside Coco Betaine. Perfectly suited for sensitive skins. Authorized use in organic products.

Roles (INCI)

Cleaning agent: Helps keep a surface clean.

Foaming agent : Captures little air bubbles and other gas in a small volume of liquid by modifying the surface tension of the liquid.

Surfactant: Contributes to help evenly distributed soap on hands.

INCI name: GLYCERYL OLEATE

Origin: Plant

Glyceryl Oleate is created from sunflower oil, sugar and vegetable glycerin. It is a fatty acid ester that is used as a stabilizing agent in emulsions of oil and water. Authorized use in organic products.

Roles (INCI)

Emollient: Softens the skin

Emulsifier: A surface-active agent that promotes and preserves the formation of an emulsion between non-miscible liquids by modifying surface tension (water and oil).

INCI name: POTASSIUM SORBATE

Origin: Synthetic

Potassium sorbate is used in cosmetic as a preservative. We find it very often in food products like dairy and processed foods. This potassium salt of sorbic acid naturally occurs in the Sorbus aucuparia tree. Authorized use in organic products.

Roles (INCI)

Preservative: Inhibits growth of microorganisms in cosmetic products.

INCI name: SODIUM BENZOATE

Origin:
Synthetic

Sodium Benzoate is used as an antifungal preservative in cosmetics and food products. It is very efficient against fungus, yeast and bacteria. It is easily made with soda, water and benzoic acid. It occurs naturally in certain fruits like plums, prunes and apples. Authorized use in organic products.

Roles (INCI)

Preservative: Inhibits growth of microorganisms in cosmetic products.

To conclude:

Our soap is 99.4% from natural origin.

Neutral PH – protects the hydrolipidic film of the skin. Very gentle on skin.
Ideal for sensitive skins.

Please note that palm used in our products is eco responsible.
It comes from sustainable sources and is part of the Time for Change Program.


BODY BALM

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References for the information mentioned above :
https://www.ecco-verde.fr
https://www.weleda.fr/
https://www.paulaschoice.com/
https://incibeauty.com/ingredients
https://incidecoder.com