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Three products for a radiant, customizable tan — without UV rays

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Short Description: Paracress Oil Extract

Commonly known as: Acmella Oleracea Extract / Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract (I.N.C.), Cresson du Pará, Paracress.
Botanical name: Acmella oleracea (formerly Spilanthes oleracea).
Extraction process: Hydroalcoholic extract of aerial parts from organic farming.
Family: Asteraceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Flowers.
Location: Native to South America (Brazil and Peru), now cultivated in Argentina, Paraguay, Indonesia (Java), India, Madagascar, Comoros, Mayotte and Reunion Island.
Flowering: All the year.
Provenance, origin: Reunion Island.
Phytochemical composition: Isobutylamides of polyenic and polyenynic acids (spilanthol).
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Clear liquid; Color: Light yellow; Odor: Mild herbal.
Physical characteristics: Density: 0,930 - 0,960 g/cm3; Insoluble in water; Soluble in ethanol, chloroform and oils; Recommended use dose: 2 %; Refractive index: 1,435 - 1,465.
Benefits: Firming, contouring, soothing, restorative, hair conditioner.
Concerns: All skin types, especially mature and damaged skin; All hair types.



  • Face care (creams, mists, lotions, cleansing gels, eye and lip contouring gels, serums, masks);

  • Body care (serums, milks, creams, anti-stretch mark care);

  • Hair care (conditioners);

  • Make-up (BB creams, lifting foundations, plumping lipsticks).

How To Store

Keep the product in its original packaging tightly closed, away from light and moisture.

Potential Side Effects

The extract of Paracress does not present any known side effects. It can be used by pregnant and/or breastfeeding women and young children.

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Carried by sailors in the 17th century for its vitamins, Paracress is a plant that has been used for many years in Madagascar, as well as in Reunion Island, for its nutritional and medicinal benefits. Its name comes from the Malagasy word "bredy mafana" which means "hot herb" in reference to the taste of the leaves which, raw as well as cooked, are both pungent and refreshing, and provide for a few seconds an effect identical to that of an anesthesia in the mouth. In cosmetics, its extract strengthens the dermis structure and stimulates the biomechanical functions of fibroblasts, thus reducing the wrinkled appearance of the skin.