THE IN'OYA STORY – KEY DATES
TYRP 1 (Tyrosinase-Related-Protein 1). Study of the mechanism by which these enzymes function allows insight into the phenomenon of melanogenesis in people of colour.
In 2011, along with a team of experts in dark and olive skin, Abd Haq Bengeloune, a young biomedical engineer of Senegalese descent, began using this genetic research as the foundation to create le Laboratoire IN'OYA.
The aim: to create the first effective dermocosmetic dark spot corrector without side effects, which takes into account the specific genes of dark and olive skin tones.
With help from the leading research labs in France (CNRS – Joint Research Unit UMR 7273 and INSERM – Joint Research Unit UMR 911) and with the backing of innovation support structures (BPI France, DAP, PACI, among others), IN'OYA Laboratoire has won numerous accolades since its inception (Phare "Euromed 2011", Africangels "Best African Entrepreneur in France 2011", La Provence "Trophées de l'Economie 2012")
Using the findings from research on melanogenesis and two years of research, IN'OYA's researchers developed its first skin tone correcting technology innovation for dark skin, MEL'OYA® which blocks both the TYRP 1 enzyme and Tyrosinase to effectively act on spots due to hyperpigmentation.
This technology is protected by a European patent (EP2705830/A1) and an international patent (WO2014/037111/AS) in cooperation with Aix-Marseille University and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).
These technological advances allowed Laboratoire IN'OYA to launch in 2013 the MEL'OYA® skin tone corrector range specifically for dark and olive skin tones, that acts effectively on spots due to hyperpigmentation (inflammatory, hormonal, sun) with proven efficacy after 28 days.
On the heels of this groundbreaking technology, recognized in Europe and Africa, IN'OYA Laboratoire definitively established its positioning as a skincare brand in September 2015 by offering its patented anti-blemish technology ACN'OYA®. This innovative product acts on blackheads, whiteheads and spots by neutralizing acne-causing bacteria and eliminating inflammation at the source. This skincare range is suitable for acne-prone skin and effectively treats a skin issue affecting nearly 80% of women with dark and olive skin.
In October 2015, the CLEAN'OYA® range rounded out the collection to give women with dark and olive skin tones a complete skincare routine. It features three cleansing products designed for dark and olive skin that contains no soap or parabens, and which have been developed to respect even the most sensitive skin. It is the perfect range for gently and deeply cleansing the skin.
In June 2016, another innovation comes out with SUN’OYA® My Sun Fluid SPF 50. Finally a sun protection that perfectly fits pigmented skin without leaving any white marks! Enriched with vitamin D-Like and Vitamin E, its unique composition helps reducing Vitamin D deficiency that leads to articular aches or lack of energy and slows down skin ageing process.
In Decembre 2016, Laboratoire IN'OYA decides to answer an other specific need and offers a brand new product, MEL'OYA® Lite My Body Milk Unifying Moisturizing. This new innovation is perfect to combine a nourishing action thanks to its very nutritive actives, as well as a unifying and illuminating action with no side effects. This new product soon becomes a must-have in every bathroom!*
In march 2019, Laboratoire IN'OYA decided to expand the CLEAN'OYA® range in order to complete the cleansing, exfoliation and purification of the skin with My Purifying Mask "Softness & Radiance". This novelty results from the combination of "100% natural" mineral clays, shea butter, aloe vera and the new CLEAN'OYA® Lite technology. This mask fits perfectly in any beauty routine and also in "anti-spots" or "anti-pimple" treatment.
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