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Comment bien hydrater sa peau ?

How to moisturize your skin ?

Moisturizing the face and body is the minimum you need every day, in every season, at every age, day and night.

Like a plant, skin needs water, and we irrigate it from the outside as well as the inside.

So how can you moisturize your skin as naturally as possible? We tell you all about it!

Moisturizing the skin, essential   

  • The 1st step in skin care    

Did you know that the skin is your largest organ? With a surface area of 1.5 m2 (and a weight of 5 kg), it is your shield against aggression, limiting aging.

It contains around 70% water, distributed differently according to the cutaneous layers: 80% in the depths of the dermis (water taken in orally remains there; this is “non-mobilizable” water) and around 15/20% in the epidermis on the surface, “free water”, likely to evaporate: this is “insensible water loss” (IWL). NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor) is the substance responsible for maintaining water in the stratum corneum.

The hydrolipidic film on the surface of the epidermis prevents water from escaping, unless it is unbalanced...

  • The hydration mechanism


Deeply moisturized skin needs to drink plenty of water every day - around 1.5 liters - because cosmetics can't help here.


To properly moisturize the epidermis, and for the barrier to be effective on the surface, it must be supplied with water (active hydration) and oil, but also prevented from evaporating (passive hydration), otherwise it will only go halfway.



Moisturized or not?          

  • Signs of good hydration

Skin is supple, elastic and soft, with a plump, smooth appearance and a fresh complexion. On both face and body, it also means a feeling of comfort, without tightness.

  • How to measure hydration?

This is the fold test, which assesses the skin’s ability to return to its original position once pinched, and how quickly: pull a piece of skin between thumb and forefinger on the back of your hand, and release. Well-elasticated skin springs right back into place…                                          

Another, less glamorous indication is the color of urine: the lighter it is, the higher the level of hydration.

  • Dehydration


Lifestyle plays an essential role: tobacco, pollution, alcohol, temperature changes, sun, wind, heating, air conditioning, hard water, poor diet, alcohol, lack of beverages, stripping skin care products… are all factors in dehydration that weaken the skin’s balance. Pregnancy, age (especially after 50, at menopause), illness, emotional factors (stress, fatigue)…

Visible signs on skin.

Fine lines and wrinkles, redness, skin that’s less plump and elastic, rough, dull complexion, and an unpleasant sensation of tightness and discomfort on the face and body.

What are our recommendations?      

  • Moisturize and nourish at the same

For the famous hydrolipidic film, as its name suggests, to do its job properly, it needs to be supplied with water as well as fat (lipids): strengthened, this barrier can then fight against the aggressions that prematurely age the skin, and prevent water from evaporating.

  • Drink plenty of water

To vary the pleasures, water in all its forms – pure, infused, flavored with fruit, plants, herbs or broth – should be drunk regularly throughout the day, rather than a lot at once.


TiL, natural, powerful hydration 

  • Hydration at the heart of TiL care, thanks to linden    

Our exclusive active ingredient, Tiliactiv4®, combines the leaves, flowers, buds and twigs of our hundred-year-old silver linden trees, harvested in the family park in the Dordogne.

It’s packed with sugars, particularly polysaccharides, and organic acids, which are natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) with a strong hydrating action, higher than hyaluronic acid at the same concentration.

They limit insensible water loss, and protect natural hyaluronic acid from degradation by free radicals.

  • Optimum hydration    

This active ingredient, at the heart of TiL products, ensures maximum skin hydration over time. The result: toned, plump skin that's soft and comfortable, with a radiant complexion. Clinically proven!

TiL, a natural moisturizing skin care routine       

  • Cleansing & make-up remover face gel, “La Gelée à Fleur de Peau”   

An ultra-sensorial jelly that transforms into foam on contact with water, leaving skin incredibly pure and radiant, soft and comfortable thanks to its moisturizing active ingredients: Tiliactiv4®, plant glycerin and red algae. And the divine scent of linden blossom...!  99% natural-origin formula

  • Moisturize and protect during the day with our Hydrating Smoothing Day Cream, “La Crème de Beauté”    

Moisturizing and smoothing, this silky emulsion leaves skin supple and plump every morning, and over the course of the day smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, restoring elasticity and radiance. 99.1% natural in origin, it is concentrated in active ingredients: Tiliactiv4®, verbena, white lupin, rose centifolia and belle de nuit.

Clinical tests on 20 women showed :

- Moisturized, smoother skin for 100% of women

- More supple, radiant skin for 95% of women

- Firmer, soothed skin for 90% of women


  • Regenerate at night with our Soothing Regenerating Night Balm, “Le Baume Qui Ressource” 

At night, skin is at the peak of its cellular renewal, repairing itself. This velvety cream-balm infuses it with natural moisturizing, soothing and regenerating active ingredients: Tiliactiv4®, alfalfa, nasturtium, passionflower and rose centifolia (98% natural origin formula). It wakes up plump and radiant, soft and smooth, as shown by clinical tests which revealed more moisturized, smoother skin for 95% of women.

  • Nourish at any time: with our Beautifying & Nourishing Dry Oil,  “L'Huile qui Enchante”   

In need of water and oil... this dry oil nourishes to reinforce the hydrolipidic film and therefore the moisture level: +73% (clinical study on 20 women).

Ultra-sensorial with its delicate linden blossom fragrance, this multi-purpose repairing and beautifying treatment for face, body and hair (96.8% natural origin) contains linden blossom oily macerate, jojoba and sunflower oils, and white lupin seeds. Ideal for all seasons, especially after the sun.


  • Moisturize the body with our Soothing Hydrating Body Lotion, “Le Lait Corps et Âme”

Fluid, highly penetrating and designed for rapid use, this creamy milk (98% natural origin) is rich in moisturizing, firming and soothing active ingredients: Tiliactiv4®, ivy and horsetail. It leaves skin feeling soft, supple and comfortable, and discreetly scented. Clinical tests have shown skin to be more :

- 95% moisturized

- 85% more comfortable

- 75% nourished


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