Discover Jouviance

Dermatologist developed? Check.
Proven anti-aging benefits? Check.
Safe for sensitive skin? Check, check!

A one-of-a-kind skin care line made in Canada, Jouviance eschews fillers and irritating additives in favour of highly concentrated active ingredients. We address the common concerns of skin as it ages with actives that are supported by clinical studies and developed for maximum efficacy. We also manufacture our products in Canada, so we can safeguard the premium quality of each formula. With our lengthy ingredient blacklist, we ensure that every serum, cream, cleanser and mask perfectly restores skin’s delicate balance for optimal health.

No matter your age or stage in life, Jouviance has a product that will treat your skin woes and enhance your natural beauty.

Our Origins

A Dermatologist
With a Vision

Where it all began

Gentle and effective: For leading Canadian dermatologist Dr. Guy Sylvestre, those traits were the gold standard of quality skin care. Yet, when it came time to recommend take- home products for his clients, who trusted his expertise in anti-aging dermatological procedures, Dr. Sylvestre had difficulty finding the perfect product line. He wanted cleansers, creams and serums that were free of fillers and irritants so they would be gentle on the skin, but they also had to be packed full of active ingredients that would offer noticeable anti-aging benefits.

The solution?

He would develop the line himself.

It was 2003 and Dr. Sylvestre partnered with biochemist Roger Southin to create Jouviance. They started small with just a few products, focusing on simple formulas that cut out unnecessary colours, preservatives and other chemicals that might aggravate the skin’s barrier and instead focused on potent, award-winning ingredients that would not only strengthen the skin, but would also target the main concerns of Dr. Sylvestre’s clients such as wrinkles, fine lines, loss of firmness, dullness, dryness and hyperpigmentation.

Jouviance is now the Canadian leader in anti-aging.

First Things First

The launch of a hero product

Dr. Sylvestre’s primary goal was to formulate an anti-aging cream that he could provide to post-procedure clients to enhance their results while respecting their sensitized skin. That first product, which also became emblematic of the brand’s quality and versatility, is Jouviance 3-in-1 Anti-Age. This deeply hydrating cream uses ceramides to repair a skin barrier that is weak or damaged by age, environmental stressors or cosmetic procedures. It then builds on that healthy foundation to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and boost elasticity and firmness. The cream replaces standard day, night and eye creams for stunning results in just one step.

Another big first? The use of peptides. In 2003, Jouviance was the first North American brand to use this ingredient to target declining collagen. In fact, 3-in- 1 Anti-Age provided a 258% increase in collagen production during in-vitro testing, resulting in a boost in the skin’s firmness and elasticity.

Our Mission

Healthy is Beautiful

The secret to your best complexion ever

Healthy skin looks smooth, clear, hydrated and flawlessly radiant and is able to act like a shield to protect internal organs against damage from heavy impact, temperature fluctuations and chemicals.

Meanwhile unhealthy skin, or skin with a compromised barrier function, is not only unable to do its job, but may also suffer redness, irritation, breakouts, rashes, tightness, broken capillaries and dryness—uncomfortable conditions that keep you from looking and feeling your best.

At Jouviance, the health of your skin is our top priority. We promise safe, gentle products that will respect your skin’s natural balance while providing the highest possible concentrations of active ingredients backed by clinical studies and supported by patented technologies. Our skin care will strengthen your skin’s barrier and correct or prevent specific concerns for your healthiest skin ever.

The result? A smooth skin that glows with youthful vitality.

Leader in Clean Beauty

Keeping It Clean
Why Jouviance has an extensive list of no-go ingredients

We believe in formulating safe, effective products that are gentle on even the most sensitive skin. That’s why we were among the first beauty brands in Canada to adopt a strict blacklist that ensures we forego ingredients that are known or suspected to cause harmful side effects on bodies or the environment. Originally inspired by the David Suzuki Foundation’s ‘Dirty Dozen,’ a list of twelve cosmetic ingredient categories that are toxic, problematic or harmful to the environment, our blacklist sets us apart as a pioneer of clean beauty and has become an integral piece of our DNA.

0% The Jouviance Blacklist

You WON'T find these ingredients in our products:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Phtalates
  • Mineral Oil
  • Colorants
  • Artificial Fragrances
  • Animal-Based Ingredients or Potential Irritants
  • Not Tested On Animals

The most common artificial preservative in the cosmetic industry, parabens are used to inhibit bacteria and mold growth to increase a product’s shelf life. Studies have shown that parabens can disrupt normal hormone function, especially in the case of estrogen.


Used as foaming agents that emulsify greasy substances, sulfates such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) are detergents that are generally found in shampoo, toothpaste, body wash and facial cleanser. Sulfates may cause temporary irritation to the skin and eyes resulting in redness, dryness and itching. That’s why all of our cleansers are non-foaming.


Pthalates are typically added to personal care products as moisturizers or to promote the absorption of other ingredients into the skin. According to recent studies, phthalates are suspected to be hormone disturbers, therefore, we have chosen to exclude them from our products.

Mineral Oil

An emollient substance derived from petroleum, mineral oil is used to lock moisture into skin and add shine to hair. It’s widely used in moisturizers and hair-care products because it’s cheap, but studies have shown that mineral oil may be contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which can cause skin irritation and allergies. Instead of mineral oil, we use vegetable oils such as Inca Inchi oil because it nourishes, repairs and soothes the skin while reinforcing the skin barrier.


Colorants, which are widely used in the cosmetics industry may cause allergies. This is why we prefer to exclude them from our formulations.

Artificial Fragrances

The term “fragrance” actually refers to any combination of thousands of chemicals that produce a scent. Many of these chemicals have not been tested for toxicity and can prompt allergies, migraines and asthma. To ensure our formulas suit even the most sensitive skin, we prefer to exclude artificial fragrances.

Animal-Based Ingredients or Potential Irritants

We avoid the inclusion of all ingredients derived from animals and refrain from substances that could disturb the skin’s natural balance. All of our beauty products are vegan.

Not Tested On Animals

We care about animal welfare and avoid testing our products on animals. None of the ingredients we purchase have been tested on animals either.

Clinical Studies

Backed by Science

Rigorous Testing = Maximum Efficacy

It’s not enough that consumers love our skin care range. We set the bar high by demanding that every single product proves its worth through clinical studies and customer satisfaction testing before it reaches pharmacies. Whether the new launch is a lip-plumping serum or a skin-renewing mask, it undergoes a four-to- eight week trial with an average of 30 participants to ensure it delivers—on hydration, radiance, wrinkle reduction or any number of chosen targets—and will not cause irritation.

We conduct our clinical trials at Dermapure, a non-surgical aesthetic medicine clinic with five locations in Quebec and one in Vancouver. Dermapure is known as a leader in aesthetic medicine and is known for its use of innovative treatments like Coolsculpting, Ulthera and Thermage and is one of the most prominent dermal injection clinics in Quebec. Not only do the clinics complete our clinical studies, but they also provide valuable insight into skin-care concerns and the needs of our client base, which enhances our expertise when we develop new and exciting creations.

of launches tested in clinical studies
4 to 8
weeks to test each product
of participants who see a reduction in fine lines with our anti-aging range*

The average for Antioxidant (94%)**, Restructiv Retinol (92%)***, 3-in- 1 Anti-Age (79%)

** * Independent in vivo study on 16 volunteers. Results may vary by individual. **19 volunteers for 8 weeks with an application twice per day on the entire face. Facial and eye contour skin tolerance test, photographs, Cutometer, TEWL, coloromiter, efficacy and satisfaction questionnaire. Functionalab SR&ED Team. January 2016 to March 2016. Results may vary by individual.

*** *Tested under clinical control. Level of satisfaction (%) after 4 weeks. Facial skin tolerance test, VISIA machine, SilFlo wrinkle analysis, Cutometer, TEWL, colorimeter, photographs, efficacy and satisfaction questionnaire. August 2014 to September 2014. Functionalab SR&ED Team. Results may vary by individual.

+Tested on 30 women over 56 days.Test for efficacy and tolerance. Bifacial, placebo controlled, double blind. Montreal Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic. January to March 2004. Results may vary by individual.

Active Ingredients

Best in Show

How Jouviance chooses its result-driven actives

Creating the perfect anti-aging face cream or exfoliating mask takes a little bit of magic and a lot of research. That’s why we scour the world over for the latest plant extracts and ingredient discoveries that are backed by clinical studies, have patented technologies and are winning awards for the major benefits they bring to the skin care industry. When we find those star ingredients, we use them in the highest concentrations adapted to the skin so you see optimal results every time you look in the mirror.

We also approach skin care from a synergistic standpoint, which means it’s our goal to discover ingredient blends that are stronger than the sum of their parts. Because if one active can make another work harder, we can deliver a more effective product that will leave you wondering why you ever bothered with anything else.

Star Ingredients

  • Retinol
  • Peptides
  • Vitamin C
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Antioxidants
  • Ceramides

A vitamin-A derivative, retinol has profound anti-aging benefits. When applied to the skin, it boosts skin’s natural defenses and mechanisms. The result? An increase in cellular turnover, which in turn improves skin texture and diminishes hyperpigmentation. In addition, retinol decreases the breakdown of collagen and elastin (two important proteins that maintain the skin’s firmness and elasticity) due to environmental stressors and even increases the production of new proteins to reduce wrinkles and sagging. Retinol may also be used to treat acne.


The skin is made up of proteins such as collagen and elastin, which are responsible for structural integrity, firmness, texture and tone. As we age or are subjected to environmental aggressors such as UV rays, those proteins start to break down. Peptides are short chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks for proteins, and can stimulate the production of collagen and elastin for smoother, firmer skin.

Vitamin C

A powerhouse antioxidant, vitamin C applied topically neutralizes free radicals. UV exposure, pollution, poor diet, smoking and a number of other stressors cause free radicals to occur in the body and vitamin C is able to neutralize them. Vitamin C can also trigger collagen synthesis, inhibit melanin formation to minimize hyperpigmentation and reduce inflammation in the skin.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a natural constituent of the skin and connective tissues of the body, which presence decreases with age. It holds about 1000 times its weight in water and, when introduced in a serum or cream, can smooth wrinkles and plump the skin. HA is also used in dermal fillers to add volume to certain areas of the face such as the lips, cheeks and hollow eyes.

Glycolic Acid

One of the alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) commonly used in skin care (along with lactic and citric acid), glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and is typically used as a chemical exfoliating agent. It works so that the top layer of dead skin cells sloughs off to reveal the fresher, smoother skin underneath. By ridding the skin of these dead cells, glycolic acid reduces fine lines, dark spots and acne scars and can prevent future breakouts by removing bacteria caught in pores.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) derived from the metabolism of salicin (found in willow bark), though it’s often synthetically produced when used in skin care. Like glycolic acid, it is a chemical exfoliant that breaks the bonds between cells to get rid of dead skin. It is typically added to products that target acne because it is anti- inflammatory and anti-microbial and penetrates deep into the skin to unclog pores.


Think of antioxidants as your defense against aging that’s caused by sun exposure, pollution and stress. Whether ingested or applied topically, antioxidants such as green tea, lycopene and vitamins C and E (and there are hundreds of others) are compounds that stop or delay damage to cells by neutralizing free radicals, these harmful substances generated by the oxygen that we breathe, that are inevitably present in our bodies and damage our healthy cells. Antioxidants adhere to the free radicals to stabilize them, thereby limiting the harm they can cause to your cells.


Found naturally in healthy skin, ceramides are complex lipids that hold skin cells together and enhance the skin’s barrier to retain moisture. Aging and environmental stressors can lower your natural production of ceramides and compromise the skin’s defenses, resulting in a dry, red, irritated epidermis. By adding a ceramide-rich cream to your routine, you’ll reduce inflammation and repair your barrier function.