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Ectoin - A80

Sun-intolerant skin
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    • Ectoin pure Active is recommended to protect the skin from the impairment caused by the sun's UV rays. It is ideal for preparing the skin for sun exposure and for reducing dehydration of the skin.

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    • Ectoin is well known for increasing the skin's immune defences and helping it to protect itself better from the sun's rays. Ectoin, through its photoprotective activity, will reduce the damage caused by sun exposure and protect the skin from the sun's detrimental effects. After exposure, it repairs the skin by rehydrating it and preventing premature ageing.

Quantity :
Size : 15 ml
(£123.3 / 100 ml)

Directions for use

For the entire face: apply 4 drops to the skin.

LONG-TERM TREATMENT : use twice a day, 3 days before exposure to the sun, and then for the whole period of exposure.

INTENSIVE TREATMENT combining several pure Actives:
- For early wrinkles: use Ectoin pure Active for the whole period of exposure and for 3 weeks afterwards.
- For preventing spots caused by acne: use Ectoin pure Active for the entire duration of sun exposure and for 3 weeks afterwards in the morning and Salicylic acid 0,5% pure Active at night.
- If the skin is particularly sensitive and reactive:
use Ectoin pure Active for 1 week morning and night and Enoxolone pure Active at night.

As an ideal complement, we recommend applying a Biomimetic skincare after the pure Active, suited to the nature and day-to-day needs of your skin.
Suggestion to protect skin during exposure to the sun: Facial Sun Cream SPF15 or SPF30.

Efficacity proven

Scientific studies and recognized publications show that Ectoin acts at various levels in the skin:


Reduction of sunburnt cells and UV damage
After strong sun exposure, the proteins and DNA in the skin's cells are damaged. If the cell is irreversibly damaged by exposure to UV rays, the cell dies leading to the appearance of sunburnt cells in the epidermis. Ectoin, through its photoprotective activity, will reduce the damage caused by sun exposure and protect the skin from the sun's detrimental effects.


Improving the skin's barrier effect
Ectoin improves the skin's barrier effect. It protects the skin from dehydration. Indeed, the application of 1% Ectoin for 12 days increases moisturization by up to 200% and this is preserved for up to 7 days after application is stopped.

References and proofs of effectiveness of Ectoin (clinical studies, bibliographies and expert opinions)

PURE ACTIVE : **Ectoin, pure molecule (purity > 94%) [ECTOIN]
The bottle contains 420 mg of pure Active.
This is the quantity needed so that each application done according to the directions for use provides the skin with the effective dose recommended by scientific studies.
Proven effectiveness

PATENTED IN-SKIN® SYSTEM : to treat the skin exactly where it is needed, Ectoin pure Active is combined with a unique delivery system.
It is totally absorbed by the skin so that it can interact with the cells in depth.

*eau isodermique / isodermic water.
Scientific history

Ectoin was discovered by scientists subsequent to studies on bacteria present in salt lakes in Egypt. Despite extreme temperatures and strong UV radiation, these bacteria were capable of surviving thanks to Ectoin which forms moisturizing screens around the cells, enabling them to maintain the humidity level they need to live.

It is therefore to be expected that Ectoin is used in cosmetics, providing the protection and moisturization that your skin needs. In dermatology, Ectoin is used to protect the skin from damage caused by the sun's UV rays.

Origin / Video

Ectoin is a molecule found naturally in marine micro-organisms, living in extreme conditions.

To produce an active with the highest degree of purity that can be totally absorbed by the skin, ETAT PUR has chosen a biotechnological process. Revolutionary and safe, biotechnologies are widely used in the pharmaceutical industry to formulate and create new medicines.

The production of Ectoin therefore meets very strict quality standards. The active is concentrated and purified until 94% pure Ectoin is obtained.

The video

The quality control of this ingredient is handled by DIPTA, the research centre and inspection laboratory for the ETAT PUR, BIODERMA and ESTHEDERM brands, in Aix-en-Provence.

All details concerning the origin and quality of this pure Active are filed by ETAT PUR and can be accessed by all inspection bodies, which guarantees us total confidentiality in data processing.

Opinion of the dermatologist

Ectoin - Pure Active A80

Ectoin is an interesting active for its photo-protective and moisturizing properties. Its use must, of course, be combined with other well known photo-protection measures but it is always a good idea to remind people: avoid deliberate sun exposure, particularly between 12 noon and 4 p.m., apply a high factor sun cream to protect against UVBs (SPF 50+) and UVAs (PPD factor that must be equal to at least a third of the SPF value). FYI: a UVB factor of 30 means that a higher dose of UVB 30 is necessary to result in erythema (redness) on protected skin than on unprotected skin.

Indeed, excessive sun exposure may lead to premature skin ageing and the onset of skin cancers.

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Logo In-Skin

As it is not enough for an active to be pure to act wherever the skin needs it, ETAT PUR has developed a specific formula that enhances the penetration of each pure Active.
Each formula is carefully designed to convey the pure Active dynamically to its target in the skin in order to optimise its effectiveness.
This is the patented IN-SKIN ® system.

One of the main functions of the skin is its barrier function.

It works in both directions:

  • It prevents the loss of water, electrolytes and other constituents in the human body
  • And prevents the penetration of molecules from the environment

This barrier function is not identical, however, over the entire surface of the skin (pilosebaceous canals, eye contour area, depending on the part of the body...) and it is this relative permeability that is involved in the absorption of actives through the skin.
The very nature of the majority of actives conditions their absorption by topical means.
To facilitate their absorption, it is essential to combine them with a "carrier" that will ensure that they are conveyed to the appropriate destination.
This is the primary function of the patented IN-SKIN system.