21 July 2022 - By Promostyl
Oysters' benefits from our plates to our cosmetic products
Summer is here, whether you are on vacation or not, oysters are known to make their appearance on our restaurant menus. In addition to being the most appetizing of mollusks, the oyster has antioxidant properties, rich in zinc, iron and vitamins. It contains all the elements to boost our health, fight against stress and increase our immunity. In addition to all its nutritional benefits, oysters allow us to obtain a beautiful skin thanks to its mineral and trace element contributions. And on the French coasts, we have also found a way to use the whole oyster, from the shell to the flesh, to make great beauty products against the signs of aging.
From Normandy to Leucate through Arcachon, France is not short of oysters and nothing better to protect nature than to recycle the oyster shells rejected by the sea and harvest them to then treat them and use them daily in care. To exploit the oyster as a whole and to make it the magic ingredient of our beauty routine, several brands have decided to exploit the oyster to its maximum by finding very innovative techniques.
The white shells of the Breton coasts can be found reduced to powders washed with clear water to embellish the cosmetic products of the brand Perlucine. The unique use of the mother-of-pearl oysters of the Tarbouriech house who are the first oyster farmers who have exploited their oysters from the plate to beauty care with their brand Ostrealia. And the discovery of an anti-aging shield at Les Thermes Marins de Saint-Malo with their oyster spat extract products. And finally to Cap-Ferret where the wild flat oyster Ostréa Edulis gave the name of the new Edulis skincare brand but also brought back a patent on their method of extraction of these oysters by hydrolysis, encapsulated in clay.