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Chelonine and other notable components, properties

Chelonine: 100% vegetable composition

During a trip in Central America, Micheline Bosserelle, creator of 8882, noticed the exceptional skin of Caribbean women. She found that their secret of beauty was the marine turtle liver oil (caught at that time for their flesh) that they apply on their skin.

Wishing to benefit from the properties of this oil without for all that damaging the marine biological environment, Micheline Bosserelle came back to France with a sample of this precious oil. She analyzed and then reconstituted it using only vegetable triglycerides.

Called Chelonine (from Chelonia, in Latin: turtle), the substance obtained presents the same nourishing power for the skin and replace usefully the turtle liver oil since we improved its compatibility with the skin.

Chelonine is used in all our sun and care products, thus justifying the funny little turtle of our logo.

Chelonine is not the only added value of 8882 products. As a matter of fact, we take particular care in the selection of all the raw materials in terms of safety, purity and performance.

Thus, we decided not to use chemical solar filters like Octocrylene, 4-Methoxybenzylidene Camphor, or Ethylhexyl Salicylate. Actually, they should cause irritations or allergies even in small amounts on skins weakened by sun, cold, wind, salt…

We also refused to use nanoparticles in our products taking into account the risk of penetration into the blood circulation when a skin is eroded especially for people very exposed which could have scabs, cracks, sunburns… Therefore, we must choose carefully the physical solar filters used in 8882 products.


The interactions between these chemical and physical solar filters and Chelonine contribute to the sun protection in a complex synergy with cellular protection.

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