Vichy - The Exposome

The Exposome

"Every day our skin is attacked by factors like pollution, lack of sleep, and UV damage, and these aggressors cause 80 percent of skin aging. Taken all together, these internal and external aggressors have become known as the exposome."
- Dermatologist Dr. Erin Gilbert, MD, PhD, FAAD

Exposome 101

The Exposome with Dr. Luc Aguilar

The Exposome with Dr. Luc Aguilar
What is the exposome and how does it affect skin aging?

Dr. Erin Gilbert’s take on the Exposome

Dr. Erin Gilbert’s take on the Exposome
Dr. Gilbert on the Exposome and how it relates to her life and her patients.

What are the Exposome Factors?


"The exposome has a major role in skin health because it is our first line of defense and largest organ of our body. Today, with cities growing at an exponential rate, life in urban environments is becoming increasingly harmful for the body and more visibly, for the skin. Air pollution, UV exposure, abrupt temperature variations, diet and stress, as well as the excesses of urban lifestyles weaken the skin barrier function, ultimately accelerating the aging process and visibly changing one’s appearance. These daily aggressors actually account for 80% of skin aging."

- Dr. Luc Aguilar, Biologist & Exposome Expert, L’Oréal Research & Innovation

Products to Protect Against the Exposome


Minéral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Face Moisturizer strengthens the skin barrier and makes it more resistant to visible aging caused by exposome factors such as pollution, stress to skin, and fatigue.

LiftActiv 15% Pure Vitamin C Serum, this antioxidant formula helps address uneven skin tone and fight signs of skin aging caused by exposome factors.

Capital Soleil SPF 50 Sunscreen provides daily protection from UVA and UVB rays, significant exposome factors that can cause skin aging.

Exposome Grant

Vichy Laboratories Exposome Grant

Paris, June 28th 2019 – VICHY Laboratoires announced the launch of the 2019 edition of its VICHY EXPOSOME GRANT during the World Congress of Dermatology in Milan, a research grant of 15,000 € awarded annually & intented to promote & encourage research to characterize the skin exposome.

With the VICHY EXPOSOME GRANT, VICHY Laboratoires are aiming at supporting a fundamental or a clinical research project in the field of skin exposome, conducted within any hospital, university or other not-for-profit research institution.