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

Ma
Matifying

[Maa] + [Mab] + [Mac]

  • Presentation

    Balances sebum production and reduces the size of pores for an immediate and long-lasting mattifying effect.

  • Mechanisms of action

    --> Regulates the proliferation and differenciation of sebocytes.
    --> Reduces sebum secretion.

    --> Prevents the proliferation of bacteria (particulary those responsible for acne). 

    --> Reduces the size of pores. 
    --> Absorbs excess sebum.
  • Clinical results

    [Maa] : An alloy of oleic acid and an extract of Enantia chlorantha, an African tree with known medicinal properties, used particularly for the treatment of malaria.

    • -55% shiny skin.
    • -36% sebum.
    • -49% variation in sebum production.
    • -52% active glands responsible for sebum production.
     
    [Mab] : 100% natural biosurfactant from the family of glycolipids obtained by fermenting wheat and rapeseed.
    • -12% sebum production after 28 days.
    • -20% rate of sebum production after 28 days.
    • -59% papules after 28 days.
    • -49% pustules after 28 days.
     
    [Mac] : Extract of “tabashir”, a substance found in the joints of female bamboo plants and used in traditional Eastern medicine.
    •  High oil-absorbing capacity: >250%
  • Learn more

    Sebum is an oily substance secreted by special glands: the sebaceous glands. Sebum is essential for the skin, helping it to avoid drying out, remain impermeable and fend off infections. Yet sebum production can be up to twice as high in some people compared to others, or from one season to another. In the case of combination and oily skin, normal functioning of the sebaceous glands becomes disturbed, making them hyperactive and causing excessive sebum production and dilated pores. 

    To lastingly balance combination and oily skin, sebum production must be regulated. This means not only reducing the activity of 5-reductase (an enzyme involved in sebum production), but also the number of sebaceous glands and the size of pores. For an immediate mattifying effect, however, the skin surface needs to be treated by applying components capable of absorbing the excess sebum.

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