Now more than ever, consumers are valuing the importance of eco-conscious beauty routines. In addition to total brand transparency, personalization and freedom of choice are now the way forward if beauty brands are to keep up with current consumer needs. According to a recent survey by The World Bank, we generate 2.01 billion tonnes of waste globally every year. What’s more, 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans in the span of a year! If nothing is done about this now, we are going to face serious environmental ramifications in the years to come. In fact, studies show that global waste will jump to 3.4 billion tonnes by 2050 if unsustainable production and consumption continues. Enter eco-warrior Académie Scientifique de Beauté – a gold standard of green and eco-conscious beauty.
- About Académie Scientifique de Beauté
- Académie Scientifique de Beauté’s Brand Promise
- Customized Cabin Treatments
- Académie Scientifique de Beauté Face and Body Care Essentials
About Académie Scientifique de Beauté
Established in 1890 by Dr. Alexandre Lamotte, Académie Scientifique de Beaute is a 130 year old family business in Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris. The brand owns 100% of their laboratories as well as manufacturing and production houses. Besides crafting sustainable face and body care essentials, the brand is also a beauty provider to various spas and salons all over the world. Staying true to their philosophy “Science at the Service of Beauty”, the brand believes in creating customized solutions backed by extensive scientific research and proven results.
On top of carefully selecting raw materials and active ingredients, Académie takes a minimum of 18 months to develop and formulate each new product. Overall, the brand conducts a total of 150 tests every year to evaluate the stability and efficacy of their products. Additionally, 20 people including formulators and quality controllers work tirelessly everyday to source new active ingredients for future innovations.
Académie Scientifique de Beauté’s Brand Promise
At heart, Académie believes in striking a balance between natural and effective solutions and providing a holistic sensorial experience. With 130 years worth of research and development under their belt, the brand adopts a responsible approach in their cosmetic formulations. As a result, you get powerful and efficacious products that are safe for the skin as well as Mother Earth.
Until today, Académie remains steadfast in their practice of eco-responsibility, from the packaging to the formulations of their products. As a matter of fact, they formulate and manufacture all of their products in-house. Since 2019, Académie has been doggedly committed to climate protection and even received official certification as a Climate Partner earlier this year. All of Académie packaging and containers are 100% recyclable and reusable. Additionally, their packaging is also certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to ensure that all materials come from responsibly-managed forests. In turn, this helps to continuously sustain the overall environmental and socioeconomic benefits of these forests.
One of Académie pet projects is to offset all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the production of their products. At the same time, they are also making financial contributions to Climate Neutral for the funding of this initiative. Since each CO2 offset has a unique identification number, this helps to ensure complete traceability and transparency. In addition to being upfront about these environmental goals, Académie is also transparent about the active ingredients they choose for their formulations. In regards to this, each of their products feature the actual percentages of natural active ingredients they use. Hence, consumers are able to see the contents easily and thus make informed decisions for themselves.
Clean and Natural Formulas
Through their clean, cruelty-free and natural formulations, Académie aims to protect and fortify our skin’s inherent ecosystem. By preserving our skin’s microbiome, our skin is able to adapt more effectively to the environment. Currently, Académie has a repository of 800 raw materials with proven efficacies. Harnessing the healing powers of Mother Nature’s botanical treasures, each product contains a unique and potent blend of plant extracts and seed oils to nourish and energize the skin. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, Académie offers an extensive range of skincare essentials that target specific skin concerns. From intensive treatments for dehydrated skin to anti-pollution skincare routines, there’s something for just about everyone!
Customized Cabin Treatments
Known far and wide for their global cabin (aka salon) facial and body treatments, Académie offers personalized treatments to suit your individual skin needs and concerns. Available only in beauty spas and salons approved by the brand, their cabin treatments are split into the 3 following categories.
Need your skin to look fresh in a flash? Académie express facials only take 30 minutes per session and are perfect as a mid-week treat for your skin. Their signature express treatments include their Express D-Tox, Express Hydraderm and Express Aroma Treatment. The Express D-Tox Ritual is particularly effective for oily and acne-prone skin as it detoxifies the pores and regulates sebum production. On the other hand, Express Hydraderm is great for dehydrated skin while Express Aroma Treatment provides a perfect balance between a sensorial experience and visible results.
Got a little more time to spare? Académie’s premium treatments last anywhere between 90 to 105 minutes per session. Their most popular premium facials include their Optimum Hydration Treatment, Desensitizing Treatment For Redness and their Absolute Pro-Age Treatment. All of these treatments are specially formulated to calm and nourish the skin for a radiant lit-from-within glow.
Finally, Académie also offers a variety of body treatments to cleanse, soothe and rejuvenate the body. Their body treatments can take anywhere between 30 to 75 minutes per session depending on how much time you have. Currently, our favourites include their Sakura Délicat and Terre des Vahinés Modelling treatments. Both of these treatments incorporate body care essentials from their respective collections in a luxurious full-body massage.
Académie Scientifique de Beauté Face and Body Care Essentials
Thinking of becoming more eco-conscious with your beauty routine? Here are some of our absolute favourites from Académie’s face and body care range!
24H Hydraderm Serum
Enriched with hyaluronic acid micro-pearls, this gel-based serum sinks into the skin beautifully without leaving a tacky residue. By creating a hydrating film on the surface of the skin, this serum draws moisture back into the skin like a magnet. In turn, this helps to fortify the skin’s moisture barrier and prevent transepidermal water loss.
Why we love it:
- Intensely hydrates the skin
- Repairs the skin’s moisture barrier
- The skin looks visibly smoother and more radiant
Price: RM360. Available at academiebeaute.my
Aromathérapie Night Infusion Rose Cream
Now this a cream that works hard overnight while you sleep! This nourishing night cream is a potent blend of Provence Rose de Mai, cypress essential oils, shea butter as well as jojoba and macadamia seed oils. Additionally, it also contains a unique French peach extract and Burgundy blackcurrant bud complex to infuse the skin with moisture and radiance.
Why we love it:
- Nourishing overnight treatment
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines
- Restores the health and radiance of your skin
Price: RM380. Available at academiebeaute.my
Instant Radiance Ampoules
This power-packed ampoule is the instant boost of radiance your skin needs when it’s feeling particularly tired and parched. Housed in a tiny glass bottle, it contains a concentrated dose of antioxidants from chicory root extract to visibly lift and illuminate the skin. Quick tip: it works as a wonderful primer under your base makeup to give your skin a luminous glow and to make it last longer.
Why we love it:
- Instantly energizes tired skin
- Small but mighty
- Great as a primer under your foundation
Price: RM120 for 3. Available at acedemiebeaute.my
Sakura Délicat Body Scrub Sugar Ritual
Next, we have this Japanese-inspired sugar scrub that contains brightening cherry blossom extract, kernels and seed oils to gently exfoliate the skin. Because of it’s delicate Sakura blossom scent, you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into a magical garden in the land of the rising sun.
Why we love it:
- Leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth
- Delightful Sakura blossom fragrance
Price: RM88. Available at academiebeaute.my
Terre des Vahinés Body Cream Polynesian Dream
Finally, if you’re looking for an intensely nourishing body moisturiser then this one is it! The Polynesian Dream Body Cream in the exclusive Terre des Vahinés body care range is a signature favourite for a reason. Besides its uplifting tropical scent, it also contains an enriching blend of the Tiare flower, shea butter and coconut oil to hydrate and protect your skin all daylong!
Why we love it:
- Locks in moisture
- Velvety texture
Price: RM98. Available at academiebeaute.my
Thanks to eco-conscious brands like Académie Scientifique de Beauté, we are one step closer to achieving greener and more sustainable beauty practices. To find out more about the brand, visit their official website here.