Apart from beautiful landscapes, luxury watches and chocolates, Switzerland is also the home of several high-end cosmetic brands. You might have heard already of Valmont, which was quite famous a few years ago. Recently, the brand Nescens is getting very popular, that’s why we decided to introduce it to you!
Cosmeceuticals are cosmetic products with bioactive ingredients purported to have medical benefits. Nescens cosmeceutical has medical and scientific expertise thanks to Professor Jacques Proust, a pioneer in anti-aging medicine and founder of the Center for the Prevention of Aging. The doctor worked along with a scientific committee gathering Scientifics from different specializations (preventive medicine, biology of aging, nutrition…), to formulate Nescens range in Clinique de Genolier. Nescens innovative anti-aging approach is based on the understanding of molecular mechanisms involved in the maintenance and repair of skin structures and blurs the line between cosmetics and pharmaceutics.
Last but not least, this prestigious brand received the label “Swisscoss” which guarantees that the products are formulated and manufactured in Switzerland.
Nescens range is made of around 20 products: cleansers, toners, serums, masks, creams, eye contours as well as body products. The brand chose to create a unisex and relatively short line, to focus on the development of very effective products. They have a very high concentration of active ingredients (17 to 24%, much more than an average of 5 to 10% in random cosmetic brands). We introduce here some of their most iconic bestsellers:
It contains an ultra-efficient cleaning agent system designed to detoxify the skin by removing impurities and dead cells which are not cleansed by regular cleansers. It also protects the skin’s natural hydrolipidic balance. The skin regains luminosity, and softness, and is invigorated.
How to use it?
It can be used morning and night, to prepare the skin for your skincare routine. Press the pump 4 times to release the appropriate amount of Cleansing Gel, apply it with light circular motions, and rinse it before patting the skin dry.
This serum is designed for dehydrated skins and encourages the synthesis of the different components of the Natural Moisturizing Factor, as well as hyaluronic acid production. It also rebuilds the lamellar structure of skin lipids. This intense rehydration diminished wrinkles and the epidermis regains its smoothness.
How to use it?
It can be used twice a day: Pump 4 drops in the palm of your hands, apply with smoothing motions, and tap gently to optimize the penetration.
The serum fights dark spots and photo-aging by reducing the synthesis of melanin (the pigment responsible for skin coloring) and the melanin oxidation process, responsible for its darkening. It also prevents free-radical assaults and filters sun radiation (UV) involved in skin aging, restoring the skin's evenness and clarity.
How to use it:
Use the serum, morning, and night, by applying it on specific dark spots.
These two emulsions are corrective care which both address wrinkles, loss of firmness, ad global skin-aging: molecular regeneration emulsion is a face daycare, and cellular regeneration emulsion is night skincare. The products are more effective when used in combination (one in the morning, one in the evening).
Nescens molecular regeneration emulsion neutralizes molecular damage mechanisms related to natural and photo-induced aging and restores the ability of skin tissues to rebuild their main youth markers (suppleness, density, and firmness). The cellular regeneration emulsion contains highly concentrated actives that encourage the regeneration of epidermal cells and help preventing their senescence.
How to use it:
Apply to the face with smooth motions, and finish off with light tapping motions to help the penetration of the cosmeceutical.
This very effective gel mask contains 30 active ingredients to correct dehydration, dark circles, bags, and wrinkles around the eye contour. It reduced drastically signs of fatigue and lit up the eyes area by activating microcirculation, decongesting and refreshing the area, and contributing to the filling of micro-wrinkles.
How to use it?
It can be used two to three times a week. You can either use it as a classical mask: Apply generously over the eye contour (upper and lower eyelids, as well as to the frown lines), leave for 10 minutes, and rinse off. But it can also be used as an eye contour cream, and let a thin layer around the eye contour without rinsing. For a better experience and a more cooling effect, you can store your mask in the fridge!
Targeting dehydration, wrinkles, and skin sensitivity, this mask deeply strengthens the skin's structure, helps it to regain its softness, and improves the complexion’s radiance. It delivers active ingredients essential to the re-lipidation and restoration of the skin: it nourishes the skin with innovative "bio-identical lipids" which are similar to the lipids naturally synthesized in the epidermis and which integrate perfectly into the skin’s structures.
How to use it?
The bio-identical restoring mask can be used twice a week on a cleansed and dry face. Apply a thin layer and leave for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
Most people think to start using anti-aging products around the time when the wrinkles, drooping skin, etc. start to look more and more permanent. Actually, it is possible to start using anti-aging products in the 20s: prevention simply stops something from happening, whereas a cure is trying to undo the damage that has already been done. If you can prevent your skin from showing the signs of aging, not only will you keep your youthful look, but should wrinkles and sagging skin appear, your skin will better respond to treatment.
Of course, Nescens is a high-end brand, and as a consequence, its prices are fairly higher than average cosmetic brands. The brand is result-oriented, and the prices are correlated with the benefits of the products, and with higher concentrations of substances that have a noticeable effect on the skin. Being much more efficient than average brands, Nescens products last longer and do not need to put big quantities to show results.
Nescens is distributed in a small number of exclusive partners (mostly Luxury hotels and resorts, SPA…) and few iconic parapharmacie, such as Monge. You can find there all the brand's bestsellers introduced in this article. In Monge, you can enjoy a special discount offer, exclusive for O'bon Paris audience, check it there.
Parapharmacie Monge Notre Dame
Address : 78 rue Monge, 75005 Paris
Opening Hours: Every day 8:00-21:00