Dr. Barbara Paldus considers herself a global citizen. As a scientist, she believes in data and biotechnology. Codex was conceived from a need to deliver high-efficacy skincare collections that defy the mainstream with science based effective ingredients. From top to bottom, she’s created a line that puts the plant-power back in your hands—with the results to back it up.
The Antu Collection which is focused on protecting, restoring, and strengthening the skin barrier. It focuses on managing reactive oxidative stress (ROS) in skin while supporting the microbiome. Their patent-pending Antü Complex TM was designed to soothe irritation and reduce inflammation, especially from sun exposure and pollution. The collection includes six products, for all skin types, each of which has a complementary special functionality and purpose:
Moisturizer: protection cream that hydrates and helps with UV recovery
Night Cream: rich, nourishing cream that hydrates and leaves skin soft and radiant
Eye Cream: lightweight cream that helps hydrate, smooth, and reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Serum: light serum that hydrates and helps skin plump and firm
Gel Cleanser: gentle, everyday cleanser that helps smooth, protect, and balance the skin
Radiance Mist: invigorating spray that hydrates, soothes, and refines the appearance of pores
Inspired by Antü, the most powerful Pillan spirit in the mythology of the Mapuche native people of Chile. Antü represents the Sun, as well as light, wisdom and spirit and was said to have created the Andes mountains.
The Antü collection harnesses bio-actives from Patagonian plants long valued by the Mapuche for their protecting and healing properties. We have combined ancient Mapuche tribal knowledge, modern biotech and genetic science, state-of-the-art cosmetic formulation, partnerships with local Mapuche wild harvesters, and a high-tech cGMP/EcoCert manufacturing facility.
The Antu collection builds on M3™ is a novel, proprietary formula made from a blend of extractions from three key Patagonian plants known for their ability to soothe irritation and reduce inflammation.
Codex Beauty Products are Efficacy tested which under the supervision of a dermatologist at a third-party test facility to prove it. They do efficacy tests on every single product and perform testing using well-known instrumentation rather than relying on customer experience surveys.