ALMA CARMEL LABORATOIRE
L A B O R A T O I R E
C O S M E T I C V A L L E Y
F R A N C E
NEW: PRESERVED VINTAGE PLANT CREAMS
? For the first time ever, innovative research has succeeded in preserving natural
bioactive plant molecules in their original state from the plant to the skin.
PIONEER IN PHYTO-DERMATOLOGICAL RESEARCH
? 18 years of research into skin problems were necessary for ALMA CARMEL
and her team of researchers to rationalise the bases of modern skin
? Patented formulas based on specific combinations of fresh plants, were
developed for the treatment of skin problems such as psoriasis, acne, eczema
? The plant formulas were certified ECOCERT “environmentally-friendly -
organic”. This certification defines a certain level of checks and quality
throughout the production chain.
? From these discoveries, Laboratoire ALMA CARMEL has just created a range
of five cosmetic skincare products for the general public.
? Research by Laboratoire ALMA CARMEL is supported by Aid to Innovation
granted by ANVAR (Ministry for Research and New Technologies).
? A member of COSMETIC VALLEY, Alma Carmel has just received the 2004
FEMIN’INITIATIVES INNOVATION prize awarded by the Ministry for Equality
and Women's Rights.
• BIOACTIVITY PRESERVED
• 100% PLANT ACTIVE SUBSTANCES
THE VÉRITÉ RANGE
Clarifying - Balancing - Softening
LIGHT FACE CREAM
Hydrating - Purifying - Clarifying
ULTRA-HYDRATING FACE CREAM
Revives dry skin
REGENERATING FACE MASK
Stimulating - Purifying - Anti-ageing
Fortifying - Firming - Soothes irritation
? PATENTED COMBINED PLANT FORMULAS
Study conducted in June 2004 on 60 subjects aged between 30 and 60 years, after 4
weeks of application.
In those aged under 46, the ALMA CARMEL Vérité range: - reduces imperfections and desquamation
In those aged 46 and over, the ALMA CARMEL Vérité range: - reduces the sebum secretion rate
- reduces the number of wrinkles in the crow's feet area - reduces imperfections
- improves skin hydration
- reduces redness
Significant results obtained under dermatological control by an independent
laboratory (DERMEXPERT skin explorations laboratory).
<46 years old
>46 years old
Number of wrinkles in crow's feet area
<46 years old
>46 years old
TOLERANCE AND SATISFACTION
In the morning, after cleansing the mask with the cleansing lotion
skin is regenerated
skin is hydrated
skin is stimulated
skin has immediate radiance
imperfections are reduced
<46 years old
>46 years old
Studies by Professor Hélène DUTERTRE on ALMA CARMEL active ingredients
and formulations. Study of local tolerance.
Conclusion: I.I.P. – D and G=0. The formulas in the ALMA CARMEL Vérité range
use of these products is satisfactory
would you like to continue using these products?
<46 years old
>46 years old
mask reduces wrinkles
substantial cream reduces wrinkles
cleansing lotion gives a feeling of purity
cleansing lotion leaves skin balanced
cream regenerates skin
cream gives immediate radiance
C O S M E T I C S
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What makes the ALMA CARMEL Vérité range SO SPECIAL?
All the products are manufactured directly from fresh vintage fruits and vegetables
selected with care for their quality and guaranteed content of active substances. Fresh
plants mean no extraction, pasteurisation, synthesis or recomposition of ingredients.
All are pure and natural, and more than 85% are produced organically.
Natural concentrates are added to Neroli essential oil, pure first-pressing vegetable oil
and natural spring water.
So the patented formulas combine preserved concentrated active ingredients with
an effective carrier.
The whole range is certified ECOCERT "environmentally-friendly – organic".
This certification defines a certain level of checks and quality throughout the
Many cosmetics claim they contain natural active ingredients.
What makes ALMA CARMEL creams DIFFERENT from these other products?
Many active ingredients such as vitamins are used in the composition of cosmetics.
But these substances are very fragile. In only 2 days, 50% of vitamin C degrades in
contact with oxygen or light. The question really is how much of these substances still
exists in its active form in traditional products when they are applied to the skin.
That's why such a major part of the research at the ALMA CARMEL laboratories has
been devoted to developing a manufacturing technique involving cryogenisation,
unique in the world of cosmetics! All the active molecules are thereby preserved.
The creams are protected from oxygen, pollution and UV from manufacture until they
reach their final packaging.
For the first time ever, all the active substances are preserved in their original state,
from plant to skin.
What is the purpose of CRYOGENISATION?
Once they have been washed, cut and the pips removed, the plants are cryocrushed at
a TEMPERATURE OF -170?C, which allows all the active molecules to be
preserved without deteriorating.
ALMA CARMEL creams are the only creams to be manufactured under vacuum and
stored in nitrogen - a natural, neutral, non-oxidising gas.
This method, unique in the world of cosmetic skin care, protects the precious active substances from oxygen and pollution from the atmosphere.
Why do ALMA CARMEL products come in SPECIAL PACKAGING with an ALUMINIUM SLEEVE?
This very individual packaging helps to PRESERVE the bioactivity of the molecules and natural plant enzymes by protecting them from the atmosphere and light.
The product is packed under vacuum in “AIRLESSYSTEMS” bottles with a hermetically sealed anti-UV sleeve. This flexible sleeve protects the creams from oxidation and atmospheric pollution and its external aluminium coating protects the active substances from light, particularly the harmful effects of UV radiation.
The packaging is different from pots of cream exposed to the atmosphere and light
where there is repeated contact with the user's fingertips... all factors that help cause
the product to deteriorate.
What is BIOACTIVITY?
Vitamins and especially enzymes should be seen as living things. If after being harvested and during the manufacturing process they are kept in a MOLECULAR STATE CLOSE TO THEIR ORIGINAL STATE, they are referred to as bioactive.
ALMA CARMEL products include many active substances preserved in this way,
such as vitamins, sugars, amino acids, alpha hydroxyacids, etc. (606 different types of molecule within the Vérité range).
Through the technologies used to process and store ALMA CARMEL products,
bioactivity is preserved until application and penetration of the skin.
E C O L O G I C A L
AC Révolution cream
enlarged x 180.
plant cell macro
enlarged x 180.
with synthetic additives
Do ALMA CARMEL creams REALLY WORK?
Yes, it's SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN!
Since 1992, clinical tests have been conducted in many countries such as France,
Israel, China, etc.
The results have shown significant effectiveness of the whole Vérité range as well
as excellent tolerance.
What SPECIFIC ACTION do products in the Alma Carmel Vérité range have?
The 606 molecules preserved have several biological effects on the skin:
• POWERFUL action against free radicals preserved with antioxidants, flavonoids, carotenoids, tomato lycopenes, cucumber peroxidases and peach polyphenoloxidases.
• IMPROVED metabolism of skin lipids through phytosterols, which reorganise membrane cholesterol, and campesterols that restore cell membranes.
• RESTORATION of dermal structure through vitamins and carbohydrates that
participate in the formation of plant fibre with the same chemical structure as
• BETTER cell renewal in the epidermis with alpha hydroxyacids.
• INCREASED epidermal permeation through terpene from peaches, allowing the
different active principles effective epidermal penetration to reach their biochemical
Why are ALMA CARMEL products SO EFFECTIVE?
Alma Carmel skincare products, THROUGH THEIR RICH COMPOSITION, offer
a triple hydrating, protecting and revitalising action.
The HYDRATING action of alpha-hydroxyacids or fruit acids has been described for
many years and is partly responsible for the skin's radiance and smoothness.
The PROTECTING action is due to the addition of perfectly preserved antioxidants (48 different molecules) and flavonoids (90 different molecules), which block the
negative effects of oxidating stress.
The REVITALISING action is due to dermal and epidermal protein synthesis
stimulated by the fruit acids. Vitamin C and amino acids stimulate the activity of dermal fibroblasts.
So ALMA CARMEL products protect, revive and revitalise skin cells. The application of ALMA CARMEL creams sometimes gives a SENSATION of
WARMTH. Is this normal?
The synergy of the selected natural active ingredients is the reason for the effects
associated with the activation of skin cells: slight redness (lasting 10 to 30 minutes), a
feeling of warmth (lasting 5 to 15 minutes).
Once these effects have disappeared the complexion is clearer and has a new, natural
These effects are normal and are linked to the positive action of the products on the tissue activation process.
This is additional proof of the EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PRODUCTS.
I've recently heard about risks associated with parabens. Are ALMA CARMEL
Yes, there is increasing concern about the risks to health from parabens, even when
applied to the skin. Media coverage of this harmful phenomenon from cosmetic
products has caused a furore among the general public.
Once again, ALMA CARMEL's philosophy is innovative. All products in the range
are recognised as ECOCERT certified “ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY – ORGANIC”
SKIN COSMETICS. They contain NO PARABENS and can therefore be used on skin cells in complete safety.
ALMA CARMEL in brief
Natural organic concept without parabens, ECOCERT certified
Patented combined action plant formulas
Bioactivity preserved through cryogenisation and "Airlessytem" packaging
Scientifically proven efficacy
92% satisfaction regardless of age
Hydrating, revitalising, regenerating and protective products
Creams with exceptional powers of penetration
For men and women from adolescence
THE VÉRITÉ RANGE: TRULY INNOVATIVE, APPROVED BY THE PRESS
O R G A N I C
AURIQUE? - April 2005 - www.aurique.com
Laboratoire ALMA CARMEL - Cosmetic Valley France
3, Allée des Atlantes - Parc Les Propylées
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