"Several years of research have enabled us to reveal the beauty secrets of this plant grown in a preserved area of southwestern France. This ancestral medicinal plant reveals a remarkable concentration of Omega 3, 6 and 9 and provides the skin with the essential elements it needs to feel good. We refuse mineral oils, sulfates, parabens, phenoxyethanol, silicones and ingredients of animal origin. We claim anti-aging, anti-oxidant, anti-pollution, backed by tests and patents. For 15 years, our beauty remedies have been revealing the unique power of woad at the heart of ecological and organic formulas, manufactured in France according to a social and equitable approach.
GRAINE DE PASTEL was born from the conviction that a sincere, ecological and effective cosmetic is possible"
Carole Garcia, Founder
A BEAUTY REMEDY WITH PROVEN DERMATOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
Pastel is an ancestral medicinal plant whose origin goes back to antiquity. Its scientific name, Isatis tinctoria, comes from the Greek "isado", which means "to heal". Woad has always been known for its dermatological virtues, especially for healing. 15 years of fundamental research have enabled us to reveal the unique virtues of this natural treasure.
- HIGHLY HYDRATING PROPERTIES: the oil from the plant's seed is protective.
It is characterized by an exceptional combination of omegas 3,6,9
+59% protection of the barrier function after 2 hours.
+28% after 8 hours
- RECOGNIZED ANTIOXIDANT FUNCTIONS: particularly rich in tocopherols (the other name for vitamin E), woad oil, with 625, mg per kilo, is one of the most antioxidant oils in the world.
- A POWERFUL ANTI-AGEING ACTION: the pastel proteins, a major patented innovation, the result of 5 years of research, reveal formidable assets for preserving the skin's youthfulness.
+43% increase in collagen synthesis
FROM THE PLANT TO YOUR SKIN
OUR ETHICAL AND ECOLOGICAL COMMITMENT
Our woad fields are cultivated near Toulouse in their historical birthplace. In the agricultural cooperative that we have created, we have chosen a reasoned agriculture and the guarantee of a fair price for our farmers.
THE PASTEL SEED
Protected for several centuries at the Conservatoire National des Plantes Médicinales, our seed was put back into cultivation 25 years ago. From an ancient variety and having undergone no genetic modification, it now grows in a preserved environment.
After flowering every 2 years, our seeds are sorted and then cold pressed south of Toulouse. One ton of raw seeds is necessary to obtain 40 liters of this rare and precious raw material.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Since 2003, our laboratory has been studying the dermatological properties of woad. To date, 4 patents have been filed. The effectiveness of our active plant ingredients has been demonstrated by clinical studies and in vitro tests.
With a strict formulation charter, refusing petrochemical derivatives, and relying on 100% natural active ingredients, we guarantee perfect dermatological and ocular harmlessness. None of our products are tested on animals.
Our environmental commitment is concrete: we produce in a short circuit, we favor local suppliers and the work of disabled people. We prefer recycled and recyclable packaging, and print with vegetable ink.
Because we believe in close and sincere cosmetics, our dermo-consultants welcome you to our GRAINE DE PASTEL stores for a skin diagnosis, information and personalized advice.