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The key to a natural bronzed complexion
The real tan does not go through a supply of carotenoids which only color the skin, with the risk of looking like a carrot, without activating the natural tan. The real tan is nothing other than the result of UV activation of the phenomenon of production of melanin, the natural pigment of your skin.
Get a tan naturally with less exposure...
This is what our patented ingredient Mélaline®, a keratin hydrolyzate rich in melanin and copper, allows you to do. In this hydrolyzed form, Melaline® has good bioavailability, thus effectively stimulating the melanocytes responsible for melanin synthesis. The clinical results are clear, with 2 capsules per day (650mg of Mélaline®) for 1 month, the natural tan of the skin is 4 times faster under the effect of UV rays, but above all more intense! Users confirm it: 93%* are satisfied with its effectiveness.
…and without accelerating the aging of your skin!
While stimulating melanin synthesis provides some protection, this is insufficient in the event of prolonged exposure where UV rays promote free radicals and therefore skin ageing. To counter this phenomenon, we have selected Nutroxun®. Its clinically validated grapefruit and rosemary extracts significantly reduce UV-induced oxidative stress. After 2 months of taking 100 mg per day, the signs of aging are improved despite intense sun exposure, with in particular a reduction in the depth of wrinkles (-15%**) and increased elasticity (+9%*) *).*In vivo clinical study - 33 people - 30 days**In vivo test - 90 people - 60 days
Benefit of Melaline®:
- The copper contained in Mélaline® contributes to the normal pigmentation of the skin and to protect the cells against oxidative stress.
Benefit of Nutroxun®:
- The rosemary contained in Nutroxun® contains natural antioxidants.
What to expect from a good dietary supplement for tanning
Obtaining a natural tan involves stimulating the production of melanin (melanogenesis) by our skin. UV rays naturally induce this tan by activating melanogenesis, but they are not without consequences for our health and for our skin. Also, the key to a good dietary supplement for tanning is to allow you to tan better while exposing yourself less, and to fight against the pro-oxidant harmful effects of UV rays. The Le Solaire formula was designed for this by combining 2 ingredients that promote tanning by exposing yourself less and without accelerating skin aging.
A faster and more intense natural tan
Mélaline®, a combination of natural melanin from black sheep's wool and copper, stimulates the natural pigmentation of the skin and allows a natural tan 4 times faster, but also more intense.
The Antioxidant Benefits of Rosemary and Grapefruit
UV is the first factor of accelerated cellular aging (photoaging). If our body has its own defense system, we know that a supply of antioxidants, especially during periods of exposure such as summer, can support these defenses. Certain sources of antioxidants are also documented for their contribution to protection against UV damage. This is the case of Nutroxun®, an extract of grapefruit and rosemary rich in polyphenols, benefiting from 4 clinical studies demonstrating a marked slowing down of cellular aging of the skin during exposure.
Please note: Le Solaire does not exempt you from using a sun protection cream with a protection index adapted to the type of exposure (duration, intensity of sunshine, etc.).
When to take Le Solaire?
- The Sun is taken before (at least 15 days before) and during the entire period of exposure to the sun. Before and during the summer for example, in the months of May, June, July and August.
- Le Solaire is to be taken at breakfast.
How many capsules for tanning?
- Children: Not recommended.
- Teenagers: Not recommended.
- Adults: 2 capsules per day.
- Le Solaire is suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Duration of a shot
- To comply with the conditions of the clinical studies, Le Solaire should be taken for at least 30 days:
- - In preparation: minimum 15 days before the exhibition.
- - Continuously: minimum 15 days during the exposure period.
How to take Solar capsules?
- Solaire capsules are to be taken in the morning with a large glass of water, quite simply.
Duration of a vial
- A bottle of Solaire lasts 30 days.
Precautions for use
- To be consumed as part of a healthy and balanced diet.
- Do not exceed the recommended daily doses.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women should seek the advice of a doctor before any supplementation.
- Store in a dry place away from light and heat.
- Keep out of reach of children.
Ingredients (mg) For 2 capsules % of AR* Melaline® 650 - Of which copper 0,5 50 Of which melanin 3,25 - Nutroxun® 100 - Eq. Rosemary 500 - Eq. Grapefruit 700 -
Melaline®: keratin hydrolysates naturally pigmented in melanin, Coating agent: hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Nutroxsun®: grapefruit extract (Citrus paradisi) and rosemary leaf extract (Rosmarinus officinalis), Rice extract.
Melaline® is a registered trademark of LC ingredients. Nutroxsun® is a registered trademark of Monteloeder
Skin pigmentation [1,2]
The structure of the skin comprises 3 superimposed layers:
- The epidermis, the outermost layer,
- The dermis,
- And the hypodermis, the deepest layer.
Keratinocytes are arranged in several layers of cells which evolve naturally from the basal part (in depth) of the epidermis to its surface, to end up being eliminated under the effect of natural desquamation in the form of dead cells. This is the natural process of skin renewal.
Melanocytes are located at the base of the epidermis. They synthesize the different pigments of the skin grouped under the generic term “melanin”: this is melanogenesis. Melanocytes produce melanin in melanosomes, kinds of small bags of melanin. And each melanocyte communicates with several dozen keratinocytes through extensions called dendrites. By coming into contact with the keratinocytes, these dendrites allow the melanocyte to transfer its melanosomes (sacs of melanin) to the keratinocytes. Then, loaded with melanin, the keratinocyte naturally rises to the surface of the skin under the effect of the renewal of the epidermis. Melanin is thus transported to the surface of the epidermis, and gives the skin its natural complexion.
In summary, the natural pigmentation of the skin depends on 2 types of cells:
- melanocytes, which produce melanin,
- and keratinocytes, which receive, store, and transport melanin to the surface of the skin.
Skin colors are classified into 6 skin tones, also referred to as phototypes (from I to VI). Schematically, the skins of light phototypes (I, II) have less melanin than dark phototypes (V, VI).
Resume the table of phototypes from the infographic
Beyond its “aesthetic” role of skin pigmentation, melanin has an important protective role. Indeed, it has been established that melanin has a certain ability to protect the skin against the harmful effects of UV rays [3,4].
In humans, melanocytes synthesize 2 chemical types of melanin through the action of a key enzyme, tyrosine :
- eumelanin: a mixture of brown/black color pigments, pheomelanin: a mixture of yellow/red color pigments.
- Eumelanin differs from pheomelanin by the presence of cysteine during the synthesis of pheomelanin.
Melanin is also found in hair and eyes.
Overall, skin color can vary depending on different factors: body region, sex, ethnicity, genetic issues, age, hormonal responses, hair cycle, climate, but also under exposure ultraviolet (UV)…
The sun and its rays
The sun naturally emits 3 types of radiation that reach our environment (i.e. cross the ozone layer) depending on their wavelength.Le soleil émet naturellement 3 types de radiations qui atteignent notre environnement (c’est-à-dire traversent la couche d’ozone) en fonction de leur longueur d’onde.
In increasing order of energy carried by the rays, we find:
- Infrared radiation (wavelength of 700 nm and 2000 nm), responsible for the sensation of heat perceived under the effect of the sun.
- Visible rays (wavelength of 400 nm and 800 nm), at the origin of the colors we see.
- And UV rays (wavelength of 100 nm and 400 nm): although they represent only 5% of the rays emitted by the sun, they are the most “loaded” in energy, the most active, and are above all described for their harmful effects on skin aging .
In turn, UV rays break down into 3 types defined by their wavelength:
- UVA (320 to 400 nm),
- UVB (280 to 320 nm),
- And UVC (100 to 280 nm).
Absorbed by the ozone layer, UVC does not reach the surface of the earth. In other words, we are not exposed to it. On the other hand, we are well exposed to UVA and UVB. If UVB rays stop at the level of the epidermis and are the cause of sunburn, UVA rays reach the skin deeper, down to the dermis. In both cases, these rays have proven physiological effects on the skin. Some may be interesting, such as the synthesis of vitamin D, but others may also be harmful.
UV and melanin at the origin of the tanning mechanism
The effects of UV on the skin are well known, and it is established that they cause a double response:
- the immediate response: essentially induced by UVA rays, this response only lasts until the next day and, contrary to what one might think, does not induce an increase in melanogenesis (synthesis of new melanin). In this reaction, the slight discoloration of the skin results from the oxidation of existing melanin in the layers of keratinocytes. The pigmentation becomes visible when the exposure stops but is only temporary. It results in a healthy glow after a day outside but which does not last the following days.
- the adaptive response (late): induced by UVB rays, it corresponds to an increase in melanogenesis, i.e. an increase in the synthesis of new melanin in the melanocytes, then transmitted to the keratinocytes which store it. This phenomenon induces a more important and more “lasting” pigmentation. It's the tan!
While UV rays are essential for the appearance of a tan, it also depends on the skin's response to UV rays, and more specifically on its phototype. The phototype characterizes the ease of tanning as well as the sensitivity of the skin to the sun and the risks of burns associated with exposure. And as melanin has a protective activity against UV rays, we understand that [7–9]:
- the better the natural photoprotection due to the greater presence of melanin,
- the better the adaptive photoprotection during sun exposure.
In summary, dark skins characterized by a high phototype (V and VI) “burn” less, while light skins (phototypes I and II) “burn” more and tan less. As a result, fair skin has a greater risk of deregulation of cellular mechanisms when exposed to UV rays from the sun [10–12].
Tanning without accelerating the aging of your skin
It has been scientifically proven that while tanning is good for morale, UV rays are the cause of significant cell damage (oxidative stress, generation of reactive oxygen species, action on DNA, etc.), inflammation or the dreaded sunburn (burns). All of these effects increase the long-term health risks associated with significant exposure [6,13].
Nowadays, whether you are looking for a tanned complexion or an intense tan (and depending on the type of skin), the subject is above all a question of aesthetics.
Yes, but here it is, UV exposure is not insignificant for your skin or your body, and accumulating exposure generates long-term risks: photo-induced ageing, cell degeneration, cell dysfunction, etc.
This is why everyone knows the importance of good sun protection. And good news, this protection does not prevent tanning (pigmentation of the skin). Sunscreen just allows a controlled action of UV exposure [8,12,14].
Health authorities recommend moderate exposure to the sun and always be protected by the generous and repeated application of sunscreen as well as the respect of good practices such as avoiding exposure to the hottest hours, protecting yourself with clothing , glasses and hat... These health gestures make it possible to limit the deleterious effects of UV rays on your body. It has been proven that sunscreen remains the best means (if applied in sufficient quantity and repeated during exposure) of protection during exposure thanks to the sunscreens it contains [12,15].
Via its filters at the origin of its protection factor (from low protection for SPF 15 to stronger protection for SPF 50), sunscreen protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays in 2 distinct ways:
with chemical filters, the cream provides a barrier effect: by reflecting UV rays on the surface of the skin, it limits their penetration into the skin.
with chemical filters, the cream absorbs the energy of UV rays instead of the skin.
If sunscreen provides a protective effect on the surface of the skin, Nutraceuticals can protect the body from the harmful effects of UV rays from the inside by preparing the body, and more specifically the skin, to “better welcome UV rays. ”, in particular thanks to a supply of polyphenols known for their antioxidant action [16,17].
Our formula Le Solaire
A dietary supplement for tanning yes, but not only! Because skin protection must remain the first concern, at Nutri&Co, we wanted to act via a nutraceutical formula complementary to sunscreen, essential when it comes to enjoying the benefits of the sun.
To meet the double constraint “tan better with less exposure and protection”, our Le Solaire formula combines 2 patented, clinically studied and recognized ingredients:
1. Tan better: thanks to Mélaline®, a keratin hydrolyzate naturally rich in melanin and made from black sheep's wool from Puy-en-Velay combined with copper. This complex, which is particularly bioassimilable by the body, has demonstrated positive effects on pigmentation and its speed within the skin after moderate and spaced exposure to UV rays in 2 clinical studies. A first study shows that after 30 days of oral intake of 650mg/day:
- Natural tanning is accelerated with 4 times faster tanning.
- The natural tan is more intense.
A second study confirms the effectiveness on skin pigmentation:
- 93% of users are satisfied with the efficiency.
- 81% of users noticed their skin was more tanned and more pigmented.
Our ingredient Mélaline® respects animal welfare. Sheep are not killed for their wool and shearing is part of the conditions for good sheep health.
2. Protect yourself better: thanks to Nutroxun®, a combination of grapefruit and rosemary extracts. The antioxidant activity of this ingredient has been clinically demonstrated to be effective in the short and long term for the protection of the skin. After 24 hours, oxidative stress is reduced (-20%). And after 2 months of use, the benefits of its protective efficacy can be seen on the signs of photoaging: the depth of wrinkles is reduced (-15%) and the elasticity of the skin is improved (+9%) [18, 19].Références
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A question ?Our experts answer all your questions.
With your capsules, do I still have to apply sunscreen?
Yes absolutely, because nothing is more important to protect your skin than THE famous sunscreen applied regularly and with an appropriate UV index. Our formula is an additional approach: the cream acts on the surface of the skin, while our dietary supplement stimulates tanning and limits the aging of the skin from the inside.
When to start taking our Sunscreen?
To benefit from the clinically proven benefits of our ingredients, it is recommended to start taking 15 days before the start of exposure and to prolong it for the duration of exposure.
How soon can I expect a visible result?
After moderate and spaced exposure to UV for 1 month of taking two capsules per day, the clinical results show an increase in skin pigmentation of approximately 200%, which is approximately 4 times faster than normal.
If I take more than 2 capsules a day, will I tan better?
Not necessarily, we advise not to exceed the recommended doses which are those which have shown benefits, good tolerance and foolproof safety in clinical studies, i.e. 650mg/d for Mélanine® and 100mg/d for Nutroxun®, with 2 capsules per day.
Will it give my skin an orange tint?
Rest assured, your skin will not turn orange! It will take on its natural and usual tan color since the product activates the pigmentation of the skin, that is to say the melanin which is normally induced by sun exposure.
Your melanin is of animal origin, but what about vegetable melanin?
Plant melanin (allomelanine pigments) does exist, but it is not at all identical to mammalian or human melanin (eumelanin and pheomelanin pigments). Since the bioavailability of plant melanin has not been demonstrated, one can legitimately doubt its ability to activate melanogenesis and therefore to activate natural tanning.
Will it protect my skin in the event of a reaction to the sun (photosensitivity, photoallergy, hives, etc.)?
Our Le Solaire formula was not designed to protect the skin from skin reactions to the sun, such as allergies.
Can I combine it with a cosmetic self-tanner (cream, spray, etc.)?
Don't worry, there are no contraindications. You should know that these are two products with very different modes of action. A self-tanner artificially tints the skin by a chemical reaction (between DHA, the self-tanning molecule, and the amino acids of the skin) without exposure to the sun, and does not activate the natural pigmentation of the skin. Our formula activates pigmentation during UV exposure. The coloring of the skin is therefore linked to the time of exposure and to the natural tan of the skin. If you want to combine the 2, you just have to check the compatibility of your cosmetic self-tanner with sun exposure.
Is taking these capsules compatible with laser hair removal?
During laser hair removal, it is strongly advised not to expose yourself to the sun for two reasons. On the one hand, to facilitate hair removal which will be more effective on fair skin. And on the other hand, not to photosensitize the skin already sensitized by the laser. Do not hesitate to ask your practitioner as well.
I take medication that advises against the consumption of grapefruit. Does this apply to your product?
There is no contraindication. Indeed, our grapefruit extract comes from the citrus paradisii fruit and not from its seeds. However, it is the glitches that can pose a compatibility problem with certain drugs. Keep calm !
Where do our ingredients come from?
Encapsulation (putting into capsules) - LustrelSaint-Jean-de-Vedas, France
With more than 40 years of expertise, Lustrel is one of the leaders in the shaping of food supplements in France and abroad, with in particular recognized know-how in solid forms (tablets and capsules).
Melaline® - LC IngredientsLa Ciotat, France
Origin of sheep's wool: France - Extraction: France
Based in La Ciotat, LC Ingredients is a producer of ingredients with high added value in vitamins and minerals. Mélaline® is obtained from black sheep wool from Puy-en-Velay.
Puy-en-Velay black sheep woolPuy-en-Velay, France
The wool used to develop Mélaline® comes from the shearing of black sheep exploited for their wool but which are not slaughtered for that. Shearing is necessary for the well-being of the sheep, especially in summer. It helps to rid the sheep of the wool which grows continuously and accumulates humidity and dirt.
Nutroxun®- Monteloeder, Spain
Grapefruit origin: Spain - Rosemary origin: Latin America - Extraction: Spain
Since 1996, Monteloeder has aimed to bring nutraceutical innovations to as many people as possible. This is why its botanical ingredients are supported by clinical studies.