In 2017, the Aquatonale cosmetics laboratory acquired Entre Mer et Terre, a company committed to enhancing our natural marine heritage.
It responds to an environmental approach by giving a second life to mineral raw materials such as oyster shells, mussels, scallops and marine clay.
From this marriage between the two companies emerges the idea of combining cosmetics and oyster shells: this is how Perlucine is born, an innovative range of hygiene and cosmetic treatments, 100% made in France!
But, what does "Perlucine" mean?
Perlucin, also called Conchyolin, is a protein that binds to aragonite crystals (1) to form mother-of-pearl, biosynthesized by the mantle and constituting the interior coating, with iridescent reflections, of the oyster shell.
(1)Crystalline form of biosynthesized Calcium Carbonate. Another crystalline form: calcite, with a mast aspect.
Perlucine is 10 tonsof shells collected and more 1260 hoursharvest on the beaches!