To Give Sensitive Skin the Extra Safety it Needs
Avène Dermatological Laboratories have set a new standard in dermo-cosmetics with the innovation of Sterile Cosmetics. Its perfectly airtight D.E.F.I (Device for Exclusive Formula Integrity) packaging allows for preservative-free formulas whose properties and effectiveness will not deteriorate over time.
A haven of peace for sensitive skin
A revolution for hypersensitive skin
Without preservatives, it is usually impossible to protect most skincare formulas (in aqueous form) from external bacteria once the tube has been opened. For the first time, a revolutionary, technical process has solved the problem of preserving sterile formulas in large tubes without using any preservatives.
Sterile Cosmetics is a new generation of dermo-cosmetics following the highest standards of Good Manufacturing Practices enforced by the pharmaceutical industry. Sterile Cosmetics products are guaranteed by the sterility of the formula, perfectly airtight packaging and rigorously selected ingredients that are only essential to the skin.
A unique process
1. Sterilization throughout production
A dedicated environment has been created in the production plant for the manufacturing of Sterile Cosmetics. There are 3 key sterilization steps that must be performed to ensure its authenticity.
- Complete sterilization of production equipments which includes reactors, pumps, connection pipes filters, filling machines for packaging.
- Patented method of sterilizing the formulas while preserving their properties and efficacy.
- Packaging the D.E.F.I. system in a sterile class A environment, according to the standards enforced by the pharmaceutical industry.
Patented sealing system
D.E.F.I. (Device for Exclusive Formula Integrity) is a revolutionary approach to packaging design in dermo-cosmetics, developed and patented by Pierre Fabre. The perfectly airtight system helps preserve a completely intact sterile formula, by preventing bacteria and all other germs from contaminating the formula during the product's entire use.
Safe & effective formulas
3. Rigorous selection of only essential ingredients
The innovative packaging system allows use of formulas that contain only the essentials ingredients, rigorously selected for their efficacy and tolerance, and the elimination of ingredients such as preservatives, preservative-like ingredients, fragrance and additives.