More than 50 years of experience!
The laboratory of Micheline Bosserelle started by developing sun protection products for the beach. Then, in 1969, she decided to develop a new market: mountains pharmacies. She met with unexpected difficulties: French Alpine and Pyrenean ski resort pharmacists and doctors were faced at that time with many solar pathologies. Indeed, the unprepared, and often unprotected skin of occasional skiers used to the pale sun of the city, suddenly exposed to high altitude primary radiation, reacted to the aggression of this unforgiving sun by developing allergies and sunburns.
You must know that, at that time, the only efficient sun protection was a very thick makeup which looked like plaster. It was unsightly and therefore, its use was limited to experienced mountain dwellers.
The first experimental studies of 8882, have therefore been conducted at high altitudes (Mont Blanc – Pic du Midi), under intense polarized radiation, that is to say in the real conditions of use in order to ensure an effective protection to athletes.
8882 products have also been tested on summits over 8000 m (K2 – Ladak) thus guaranteeing optimal protection. By the way, 8882 refer to the altitude of Mount Everest at that time.
As you may have noticed, 8882 products are above all technical products whose main purpose is the protection of athletes particularly exposed to intense polarized radiation (glacier, sea, tropical climate…). They also protect from bad weather (frost, snow, wind…), resist to water and snow, and prevent dehydration in the more drastic conditions of use.
According to their qualities, 8882 products also suit well to sun-sensitive people and to everyone for whom sun is not recommended.
8882 products have thus become the reference in high protection for more than 45 years in French ski resorts pharmacie!
Expédition chinoise au Col Nord de l’Everest (7020 m)
Expédition Franco-italienne au Kanchenjunga (8586 m)