Skinergies, The Brand
Skinergies’ advanced skincare is formulated to provide the skin with an adequate protection for everyday use against ambient sunlight: our non-SPF technology combines the anti-aging benefits of antioxidants and star ingredient hyaluronic acid with natural and powerful filters of UV-A rays, blue light and IR, that are the #1 cause of premature aging and worse, melanoma.
In addition, because our daily exposure to ambient sunlight is incidental, sporadic and made of short moments, our technology restores the natural properties of the skin to optimally manage the good and the bad of UV-B rays: allow vitamin D synthesis while fending off the risks of sunburns, especially for fair skin tones.
Our ingredients story
We discovered that when it comes to UV and UV-induced damage management, plants, but also algae and microorganisms from the ocean have so much to offer the skin, and we’re not even close to knowing their full potential. And when it comes to creating highly effective skin care, we believe that amino-acids, and peptides, especially bio-mimetic peptides, are the holy grail of skin actives. Add to that some skincare staples like antioxidant green tea and collagen booster hyaluronic acid, and you have it all.
Our clean formulas are using natural renewable resources, are free from all harmful chemicals including parabens, sulfates, artificial preservatives, and GMOs; are clinically and dermatologist tested for safety and efficacy; are never tested on animals, and are made right here in the USA. Still with a French soul.
Sylvie Giret, Founder
I was born in France and I spent most of my childhood between France and Africa, where being outside in the sun was like breathing: we would just do it without even thinking about it. Back in the 80’s, sunscreen was far less developed yet I only remember being tanned from spending time in the sun, never sunburned. Fast forward thirty years, I don’t tan well, I sunburn very quickly, and I even suffer skin reactions once in a while. When I realized that my skin no longer reacts the same in the sun as it did when I was a kid, I wanted to understand why, and if there was anything I could do to just be the way I used to be when I was younger. And that’s when I learned about photo-adaptation, which is the ability of the skin to protect and repair itself when exposed to UV-B rays over sporadic and short periods of time.
I have a healthy lifestyle, and I always look very carefully at the labels of the products I put in my body and on my skin. Typically, I usually buy my sunscreen in France, where the products are better than here in the US: they offer better levels of protection, with safer formulas (less alcohol, less harmful ingredients). I always reserved the use of sunscreen to the beach, and my daily routine has long been based on antioxidants skin care. But after many years working in the sun care and skin care industry, I realized that neither sunscreen or any other skin care, even with the best antioxidants, was offering an adequate solution to what daily exposure to ambient sunlight actually does to our skin.
That’s why I started Skinergies, with the objective of bringing not only something new, but something that makes everyone’s life easier and healthier on a daily basis. Every day, every single of us is exposed to UV radiations and we can’t avoid it. Of course, I like the beauty aspect of what we do, and how our products mitigate the signs of premature aging, but I am primarily proud of the health aspect of our mission: we don’t die from wrinkles, but we die from skin cancer, and from melanoma.
If Skinergies can play a role in improving people’s understanding of how sunlight affects their skin and how to revert it, I’d consider we’ve accomplished our mission.