Healthy, sensory formulas that are so effective they are magical !


« My formulas are healthy, 

sensory and so effective that they become magical ! »

I am the 4th generation of pharmacists and, as such, I create the formulas of my products myself.
It is my passion, it is the "trademark" of the Garancia Laboratory.

I remember the oath I took, like all French pharmacists, the Galen oath.
In this text, which contains the bases of the deontology and ethics of my profession,
there is a particular commitment that dictates my daily work of formulation.

I know very well what a toxic or undesirable molecule is and I understand perfectly well the current concerns of some consumers.
Toxicity is linked to dosage. For example, digitalis, extracted from the foxglove plant, can save a human life from a heart attack in small doses
but becomes a deadly poison if the dose is higher. It's all a question of dosage!

Transparency and ethics are essential today in the relationship of trust between a cosmetic brand and its customers.
This duty of transparency and ethics is at the heart of my formulas.


« I am committed to a healthy and effective cosmetic, respectful of our skin and therefore of our health. »



My formulation work is thus based on the following fundamental principles : 

I choose only "CLEAN" ingredients :

o   Visible, fast and scientifically proven effectiveness.

o   Respectful of our skin and therefore of our health.


What's in my formulas :


  • Most of my products contain between 95% and 99% of natural ingredients.
  • Always combine the best of nature with the best of science for a fast visible result. A high-tech synthetic active ingredient does not mean "questionable ingredient". Far from it. Some peptides are now part of the most effective and healthy molecules. And conversely, "organic" does not mean "without risk to health" and even less "more effective". I am not an "extremist" of Organic/Natural or synthetic: I combine natural and synthetic active ingredients; what matters to me is the fastest efficiency with "beautiful" formulas, the most natural possible and respectful of our health.
  • My list of ingredients in a product is deliberately short. It is not the number of ingredients that makes a formula effective but their quality and degree of concentration. For maximum effectiveness, my formulas have a high % of active ingredients and I have no budget limit in the cost of my formulas if it is to bring a superior effectiveness.
  • I select ingredients whose effectiveness is proven by a clinical study. Efficiency and speed are at the heart of the DNA of the Garancia Laboratory.
  • My formulas follow the constant progress of science. I always ask myself for each selected ingredient if I can substitute it with a better one? With the advances in cosmetology research, I reformulate certain products to introduce the latest innovations. We are constantly improving our formulas to offer the safest and most effective products for our skin.
  • I select emulsifiers of natural origin and, if possible, "intelligent" ones. In addition to their basic role of creating an emulsion, they will also have a beneficial action in the formula such as moisturizing and protecting the skin, helping the penetration of the active ingredients or even being formulated cold to reduce the energy impact.
  • I want my formulas to be healthy but also sensory, evocative of dreams and emotions. Beauty is inseparable from pleasure. My creams must speak to our skin and our senses. The sense of smell is very important. Certain fragrance molecules stimulate certain areas of our brain and can be beneficial to the skin. Did you know that it was recently discovered that there are olfactory receptors even in the epidermis? My creams have a light and enchanting scent. I use an allergen-free fragrance in very low doses for most of my skin care products, as well as old rose or orange flower fragrances from our childhood for those who are not allergic to these scents and who want to travel down memory lane...

Regarding eau de parfums and eaux fraiches, unfortunately sophisticated fragrances based on citrus, rose etc... natural or synthetic bring allergens and will be intrinsically poorly rated in the ingredients applications. But, in general, only 2 to 3% of the population is sensitive to them. We are not going to ban strawberries because some people are allergic to them...

We only use NON-NANO titanium dioxide (without nanoparticles).

What my formulas do NOT contain:

My products are GMO-free.

I do not use animal fats and oils.

I avoid "questionable" ingredients. If I have the slightest doubt about their "health impact" or if I think there could be "better", I reformulate. Today, for example, we are working on substituting EDTA (which is a chelator, a preservation booster) in 3 products because it is not very biodegradable. For the past 11 years, I have always worked on my formulas without silicones because for facial skin they can be substituted by plant esters. The 2 oldest products that were formulated with silicone have been reformulated without.

Preservatives and additives are my pet peeve! I prefer to let my textures evolve, and even change color from one product to the next, rather than loading them with preservatives, additives, chemical filters and dyes.

I avoid adding essential oils that are often allergenic to some people.

I have always eliminated sodium laureth sulfate, lauryl sulfate and I go further by eliminating cocamido derivatives which are foaming agents that can contain undesirable impurities. I prefer foaming agents that are very gentle on the skin.

I do not use kerosene oils, cheap ingredients with a potential risk on a large scale. I prefer vegetable oils.

"My formulation work could be summarized in two words: efficiency and health.

I find quick efficacy in nature and science. I respect our health in the choice of my ingredients
and in my professional ethics.

Our formulas are healthy, sensory and so effective that they become magical!
And if you still have a doubt, I invite you to scan our products on the applications
(which have rating criteria on the presence or not of ingredients but which do not rate the effectiveness...).
We are among the best rated cosmetic products in the industry
and are at your disposal to answer any questions you may have.

The care face and body Garancia are formulated WITHOUT :

Parabens (preservative)
Phenoxyethanol (preservative)
Triclosan (deodorant, preservative)
Triclocarban (deodorant, preservative)
Thimerosal (conservative)
Liquid paraffin, parafin oil
Fats/oil of animal origin
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (foaming agent)
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (foaming agent)
Cocamido.../cocamine (foaming agent)
Benzophenone (fragrance enhancer, formula protector, sun protector)
and other chemical filters to protect the formulas.
Titanium dioxide NANO (very small mineral sunscreen to avoid the white effect)
Butoxyethanol (masking agent, viscosity control, solvent)
BHA (antioxidant formula protector, masking agent)
BHT (antioxidant formula protector, masking agent)
Coal tar dyes
MethylEthanolamines/MEA, Diethylethanolamine/DEA (PH regulators)
Diethyl Phthalate (solvent, masking agent...)
Retinyl palmitate (anti-oxidant, anti-aging agent) 



Dr en Pharmacie, Présidente

Article en date du 22 Septembre 2019