Effect on cutaneous microbiota


Moisturizing has a principal function on the cutaneous renewal, the dermal and epidermal cells good functioning and allows the strengthening of the skin barrier function. Cutaneous microbiota is another barrier for our skin, and is a real layer of the epidermis which is present on all the skin surfaces. It protects the skin and acts as a barrier against environmental attacks. Stabilize the microbial community and recolonize the skin with commensal bacteria constitute an effective and gentle method to fight the dry skin.

Extracted from made in France flowers, its extract help the skin to act against outside aggressions, by moisturizing and balancing the cutaneous microbiota.


INCI name

Glycerin (and) Water (and) Althaea officinalis extract

Main properties

Effect on the cutaneous microbiota

Mechanism of action

  • Takes part in the skin’s defense processes against oxidative stress
  • Moisturizing effect
  • Effect on the cutaneous microbiota

Efficiency tests

  • In tubo test: antioxidant effect
  • Clinical test: Moisturizing analysis by corneometry and cartography, cutaneous desquamation index analysis, bacteria qualitative and quantitative analysis


  • Total polyphenols
  • Hyrdoxicinnamic acid
  • Sugars


china compliantcosmos approved


  • Recommended percentage: 1 to 3%
  • Soluble in the aqueous phase

Examples of applications

Skin care: Moisturizing care, day and night cream