Decode your beauty formula
and embrace your personal needs
  • The Decoder by CODAGE is a series of information sheets that allow you to better diagnose your needs, understand your skin’s metabolism and, above all, get to know every active ingredient in the collection.

    An intelligent approach to active cosmetics that allows you to truly understand your skin and take good care of it, effectively and simply…

  • Nutri-Elements are the foundation of the CODAGE visual identity, and are «cocktail» of an average of 3 active ingredients with a synergistic action.
    Most Nutri-Elements are available in 3 concentrations (3-max, 2-med, 1-min) to ensure a perfectly calibrated formula.

    Given specific skin needs, nutri-elements are dosed and assembled to form a unique «codage» and to reveal the product formula.
    CODAGE continually updates the composition of its Nutri-Elements based on research to offer the best in innovative active cosmetics.

  • The classification of the Nutri-Elements
    around the 4 skin needs' categories

    A
    Skin Confort a
    BALANCE SKIN TYPE TO PROVIDE A REAL CONFORT FEELING
    B
    Cell Protection
    PROTECTS SKIN'S NATURAL DEFENSES AGAINST DAILY AND/OR EXTREME DAMAGES
    C
    Anti-Aging Needs
    PREVENTS SKIN AGING AND BRINGS REAL CORRECTIVE SOLUTIONS
    D
    Specific Needs
    GIVES SKIN AN EVEN TONE, RADIANT, FULL OF ENERGY AS WELL AS A SUPPLE AND SMOOTH TEXTURE

Decode your skincare products

Bl
Lightener

[Bla] + [Blb] + [Blc]

  • Presentation

    Acts on the skin’s natural pigmentation mechanisms to safely lighten skin.

  • Mechanisms of action

    --> Reduces melanin synthesis. 

    --> Interrupts the transport of melanin to skin cells.

    --> Reduces the number and size of melanosomes. 

     
  • Clinical results

    [Bla] : Biomimetic peptide derived from the growth factor (TGF)-ß.

    • + 21% lighter skin in 28 days/+30% after 56 days.
    • 87% of test panel confirms a more uniform skin tone.
    • 91% of test panel confirms lightening of the skin.
     
    [Blb] : A synergetic plant complex composed of a pea extract and a fatty acid attached to a sugar, sucrose dilaurate.
    • 8% lighter skin after 6 weeks, similar to the whitening effect of hydroquinone. (Hydroquinone: the gold standard molecule for whitening, which can however irritate the skin.)
    • -30% tyrosinase activity.
     
    [Blc: Extract of brown algae, Dictyopteris membranacea, more commonly known as sea fern.
    • Up to 36% lighter skin after 84 days.
    • Up to -32% surface area of pigment spots after 42 days.
    • Up to -75% surface area of pigment spots after 84 days.
     
  • Learn more

    Lightening the skin is a societal phenomenon and standard of beauty for certain people, whether for cultural or social reasons. Yet most whitening products are dangerous. In fact, they often contain cortisone or corticoids that modify melanin and can cause various problems in the long term (hormonal issues, scarring, burns, etc.). Luckily, some products block the natural pigmentation process without causing harm. In fact, this process is quite easy to understand. First, under the effect of UV rays, the skin releases a hormone, which induces the melanocytes to synthesise melanin in the melanosomes.

     

    Melanin is responsible for skin pigmentation and melanosomes are vesicles for the storage and transport of melanin. Melanosomes are subsequently transferred to the epidermis, where they are broken down and eliminated. The melanin released in the process is destroyed more or less swiftly depending on each person’s background. Reducing the number and size of melanosomes is one way to interfere with the natural pigmentation process. Next, melanin synthesis can be reduced. Finally, the transport of melanin to the keratinocytes can be prevented.

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