"VITALITÉ", our exclusive multi-functional complex, is made up of 22 carefully selected plants and used in several of our products. Inspired by the ancestral knowledge of Chinese and Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia, this complex contains a variety of beneficial active ingredients. It is made up of adaptogenic plants, vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables and other active compounds. Some of these plants are grown in our own gardens or come from the local flora of the Laurentian region. Thanks to this complex, the skin can draw on the essential elements it needs to regenerate and revitalize itself.

How is it made?

After letting the plants infuse for 10 days in a mixture of water and propanediol, a naturally-occurring solvent that also has moisturizing properties, we then filter the solution five times. This enables us to obtain a plant extract containing various water-soluble active ingredients.


What Vitalité 22 contains

Fo-Ti root Polygonum multiflorum: Secondary adaptogen from Chinese pharmacopoeia, also known as longevity root. Anti-age spot.

Gynostema leaves Gynostemma pentaphyllum: Secondary adaptogen from Chinese pharmacopoeia. Powerful antioxidant.

Schisandra berries Schisandra chinensis: Primary adaptogen in Chinese pharmacopoeia. In beauty, schisandra acts against photo-aging of the skin.

Rhodiola root Rhodiola rosea: Primary adaptogen in Chinese pharmacopoeia. Today, Rhodiola is gaining ground in the beauty world for its anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and skin-tissue regenerating properties.

Note: this plant is widely found as an arctic-alpine plant native to Quebec, under the name of rose hip.

Licorice root Glycyrrhiza glabra: Primary adaptogen in Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. Anti-inflammatory, to soothe sensitive or irritated skin. Brightens and evens skin tone.

Moringa leaves and seeds Moringa oleifera : From traditional African phytotherapy. Rich in vitamin C and minerals, stimulates collagen formation, evens skin tone, reduces UV damage.

Hibiscus flowers Hibiscus sabdariffa: Supports hydration and softens the skin. Stimulates skin regeneration, thanks to its AHA content.

Ashwaganda root Withania somnifera: Also known as Indian Ginseng, Ashwagandha means "strength of the horse" and is well known in Ayurvedic tradition. Rich in antioxidants, it helps combat the signs of skin aging. Regenerating, it helps heal damaged skin tissue.

Maritime pine bark Pinus pinaster : Still little-known, maritime pine extract possesses powerful antioxidant properties to combat skin aging. Ideal for preventive action on wrinkles, sagging and skin radiance.

Reishi Ganoderma lucidum: Secondary adaptogenic mushroom from Chinese pharmacopoeia. Helps soothe and calm redness and irritation, as well as strengthening the skin's resistance to external elements. Anti-aging, anti-oxidant and ultra-moisturizing, it is the star ingredient of cosmetic formulations in recent years.

Cordyceps Cordyceps sinensis: Primary adaptogenic mushroom of Chinese pharmacopoeia. Cordyceps benefits include supporting cellular energy for a more revitalized appearance and protecting your skin against free radical-induced damage.

Amla fruit Emblica officinalis: Indian gooseberry adaptogen secondary to Indian Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. Tonic and astringent, it brightens the complexion, cleanses and purifies the anti-aging skin, and regenerates cutaneous tissue.

Green tea leaves Camellia sinensis: Antioxidant, photo-protective, anti-inflammatory.

Calendula flowers Calendula officinalis: Harvested from our gardens. Calendula is the plant of choice for everything to do with the skin in herbalism. It is anti-inflammatory, healing, soothing, revitalizing and antioxidant.

Comfrey leaf and root Symphytum officinale: Harvested from our gardens, comfrey is soothing, anti-irritant, moisturizing, softening, healing and an effective cellular regenerator.

Rose petals Rosa centifolia: Tonic and regenerating, it improves and maintains skin elasticity. Soothing, it relieves tight skin.

Alfalfa leaf Medicago sativa: Also known as Alfalfa, alfalfa contains galactomannan molecules that act on skin collagen synthesis, stimulating its production.

Spinach leaf Spinacea oleracea: Spinach, known as a nourishing superfood, is rich in vitamins, flavonoids and vital minerals that promote skin health and radiance. Spinach accelerates skin cell renewal to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne, brightening and evening out skin tone for a natural, youthful glow.

Laminaria digitata: Brown algae from cold waters. High in silicon, vitamins and minerals. Nourishing, moisturizing, detoxifying, antiseptic and remineralizing.

Mangosteen fruit Garcinia mangostana: Immense source of antioxidants. Mangosteen fruit promotes cell renewal and slows down the aging process.

Horsetail leaf Equisetum arvense: Gathered locally. Rich in trace elements, horsetail has many virtues for the skin: its astringent and toning actions make it an ally of combination to oily skin, while its nourishing benefits bring firmness and elasticity to mature skin.

Nettle leaves Urtica dioica: Harvested in our gardens. The leaves are rich in nutrients such as calcium and iron. Nettle also has astringent properties. Purifies and clarifies the skin.


What are adaptogenic plants?

Adaptogenic plants are plants that have the ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions and resist stress. In cosmetics, adaptogenic plants are often used for their beneficial properties for the skin.

Adaptogenic plants often contain natural antioxidants such as polyphenols, flavonoids and carotenoids. These antioxidants help neutralize the free radicals responsible for premature skin aging, protecting the skin from damage caused by environmental factors such as pollution and uv rays.

Some adaptogenic plants have anti-inflammatory properties. They can help calm skin irritations, reduce redness and soothe sensitive or reactive skin.

Moisturizing and nourishing
Adaptogenic plant extracts can provide deep hydration to the skin by improving its ability to retain moisture. They also help strengthen the skin barrier, enabling the skin to retain moisture more effectively. This can help prevent dehydration and maintain supple, soft skin.

Sebum regulators
Some adaptogenic plants can help balance the skin's sebum production, which is beneficial for oily or acne-prone skin. They can help reduce excess sebum and minimize associated problems such as enlarged pores and blemishes.

Adaptogenic plants are often used for their revitalizing properties. They can help stimulate blood circulation in the skin, promoting a radiant, luminous complexion.

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