MyChelle Dermaceuticals uses only the finest ingredients available in the creation of its skin care product line. This glossary will help you to understand the ingredients we use, and why we use them.
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At MyChelle our primary purpose is to offer clean, conscious, and comprehensive skin care. Although the federal government does not require manufacturers to fully disclose what chemicals are used to make personal care products, we are committed to being a part of the critical change towards 100% transparency in ingredients used.
From our beginning over 15 years ago, we have never used any of the toxic preservatives, petroleum derivatives, or artificial and unnatural by-products that are found in most skin care. We are obsessed with using ingredients that are just as effective as they are safe and natural and have created this glossary to help our consumers understand why we use each one.
If you have questions about our ingredients, please e-mail CustomerService@mychelle.com
Acacia Senegal Gum
From the sap of various acacia tree species known for soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Improves thickness and viscosity.
Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract
Naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids to help promote smoother, refined skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. Detoxifying and purifying. Exhibits astringent and tightening properties while relieving congestion and limiting excess sebum (oil).
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline™)
A neuropeptide (inhibits the release of neurotransmitters that relax facial muscles), derived from natural plant proteins, that is proven to reduce—up to 30%—the depth of wrinkles caused by facial contractions, especially around the expressive eyes, forehead, and mouth region.
Acetyl Hexapeptide-30 (Inyline™)
A line-reducing peptide that targets muscle contractions using a post-synaptic strategy, decreasing wrinkle depth. Reduces the appearance of expression wrinkles.
Actindia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract
Rich in phytonutrients, minerals, and Vitamins C and E. Contains alpha Linolenic Acid that helps skin retain moisture.
Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
An award-winning, synthesized, and biodegradable thickener. The occlusive, benzene-free polymer leaves a smooth, soft texture and feel on the skin. A natural alternative to silicone.
Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil
Derived from a tree native of sub-Saharan Africa. Softening, moisturizing, and soothing properties. High antioxidant value with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic activity. Protects the skin barrier and has a tightening effect.
Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Bark Extract
Strengthens capillaries and helps to prevent capillary leakage to alleviate edema (redness). Astringent that reduces lysosomal enzyme activity to encourage healthy circulation. Inhibits collagenase and elastase enzymes to prevent aging.
Agave Tequilana (Blue Agave) Leaf Extract
Exhibits skin soothing properties, and especially beneficial to ease the discomfort of irritated, dry, and reddened skin. Historically used to clear blemishes and soothe itches and irritation.
Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract (Prodizia™)
Promotes the visible reduction of the signs of fatigue: dark circles, under eye bags, dull complexion, and drawn features by protecting and repairing the skin from glycation damage.
Non-drying alcohol used to emulsify fats. Also used as an antibacterial/natural preservative.
Source: Fruit Sugar.
Allantoin (Comfrey Root)
Assists in healthy tissue growth, provides anti-irritant action to relieve sensitivities, and protects
from UV damage. Possesses moisturizing, healing, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and
Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil
Rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidant Vitamin C, as well as Vitamins A and E. Moisturizes, repairs, and protects.
Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract
Extract from a desert-growing succulent plant that provides multi-beneficial vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and natural sugars. Reduces inflammation and moisturizes the skin.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder
Assists in pain relief and reducing inflammation. Rehydrates and improves the skin’s natural UV absorption capabilities.
A compound isolated from the aloe plant shown to address post-inflammatory pigmentation associated with irritated, blemish-prone, and acneic skin.
The basic building blocks of peptides and proteins. Also function as a natural moisturizing factor (NMF) in skin. Ensures moisture balance and maintains the integrity of the lipid barrier of the skin.
A mild and gentle skin-conditioning complex. A mixture of plant-based amino acids Aspartic Acid, Arginine, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Hystidine, Lysine, and their esters.
Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Stem Cell Powder
Rich in antioxidants Vitamin C, Ferulic Acid, Ellagic Acid, and Quercetin. Promotes the production of collagen and improves skin elasticity.
Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract
Purifies and moisturizes, provides antifungal and anti-inflammatory actions, reduces the cohesion of corneocytes (exfoliates), and improves elasticity and suppleness.
Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract
Contains Azulene, excellent in the treatment of blemishes, redness, and skin inflammation. Soothes and restores traumatized skin. Rich in polyphenols that assist in skin healing by reducing capillary fragility and skin congestion.
Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil
Rich in alpha-Bisobolol. Soothes and restores calm to the skin, relieves rashes and eczema, and possesses anti-inflammatory actions.
The base (solvent) of a formula that hydrates and helps ingredients penetrate the skin.
Argania Spinosa Callus (Argan Stem Cell) Culture Extract
Effectively stimulates the regeneration of dermal connective tissue, thereby increasing skin density. Helps skin to regain its firmness and reduces wrinkle depth.
Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil
Tree indigenous to South Morocco, rich in poly-unsaturated fatty acids (including Linoleic Acid, Omega-6) and natural tocopherols. Nourishing, regenerating, and protective. Excellent anti-free radical properties for preventive anti-aging. Provides lightweight moisture that nourishes all skin types by helping to restore the skin barrier.
Amino acid that promotes healing, improves cellular immunity, prevents lipid peroxidation, and guards against skin wrinkling and loss of firmness. Source: Sunflower Oil.
Ascophyllum Nodosum Seaweed Extract (Algowhite)
A plant-based marine extract shown to reduce hyperpigmentation and brown spots. Stimulates cellular renewal, encouraging the elimination of melanin and migrating it towards the stratum corneum. Provides protection against free radicals while defending cellular membranes.
Ascorbic Acid (L)
Water soluble, powerful Vitamin C antioxidant. Strengthens collagen, assists in brightening, and provides anti-wrinkle effects to smooth skin texture. Helps in wound healing and prevents scarring. Source: Citric Fruit.
Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract
Antioxidant that soothes and repairs damaged skin and promotes anti-allergic activities. Excellent for hypersensitive skin conditions.
A carotenoid that is derived from volcanic seaweed. Protects collagen and prevents damaging protein cross-linkages, provides intensive antioxidant actions, and is an excellent UV absorber.
Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Leaf Extract
Provides intensive antibacterial actions to prevent the spread of bacteria associated with acne (p. Acne) and is a natural antiseptic.
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Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Powder
Polishes skin, buffs away surface debris, and assists in clearing clogged pores to alleviate
Skin conditioning emollient and occlusive. Source: Coconut Oil.
Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract
Brightening extract that helps to reduce melanin synthesis and prevent dark/brown spots. Perfect for oily/blemished-skin due to high contents of alpha hydroxy acids, tannins, and flavonoids.
Mineral-rich natural clay that absorbs excess oil and reduces surface shine. Provides soothing and healing benefits, and re-mineralizes the skin to promote healthy cell functions.
Used as a preservative with antibacterial qualities. pH adjuster and solvent. Source: Black Tea.
Boosts the skin’s immune system, converts to Vitamin A (Pro-Vitamin A), and provides antioxidant actions to prevent lipid peroxidation. Improves cellular communications.
Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract
Antioxidant, high in amino acid Lycine. Provides gentle, purifying cleansing and increases hydration levels to prevent dehydration.
Vitamin B7 (also known as Vitamin H) is necessary in the production of fatty acids and amino acids, and in the growth and repair of cells and skin tissue. Source: Fruit Sugar.
A skin-conditioning agent that acts as an anti-inflammatory wound healer and reduces sensitivity. Alleviates heat while soothing skin irritation. Nourishes dehydrated and damaged skin.
Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil
Tightens and tones through astringent actions, revitalizes oxygen-deprived tissues, and provides effective anti-inflammatory properties.
Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil
Reduces toxin accumulation. Relieves skin eruptions and reduces swelling and inflammation. Antimicrobial and antiseptic.
An enzyme that dissolves cellular debris to refine the skin’s texture. Promotes a revitalized and refreshed complexion by increasing cellular renewal and assisting in pore clearing. Source: Pineapple.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
A highly concentrated, nourishing, and conditioning botanical lipid that alleviates dryness, reduces erythema and inflammation, and provides antioxidant protection. Soothes and relieves tight, dry skin.
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C 18–36 Acid Triglyceride
A lightweight emollient that replenishes skin lipids and promotes ceramide vitality, increasing skin firmness. Source: Glycerin/Vegetable.
Caffeine (Green Coffee)
Acts as a metabolic stimulant that promotes circulation, lymphatic drainage, and ingredient assimilation. Helps to reduce fatty deposits.
Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract
IRich in flavonoids and saponins that promote healing and repair, and improve circulation. An anti-inflammatory that also prevents tissue degeneration and heightens the metabolism of proteins and collagen during the healing process.
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
Rich in polyphenols such as EGCG that prevent free radical damage, reduce inflammation, and inhibit destructive enzymes that break down healthy collagen fibers (improves firmness/elasticity). Provides UV-protection benefits.
Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil
Calming and soothing. Alleviates conditions associated with overactive oil production.
A raw vegetable oil rich in Vitamin E and Omega 3 fatty acids. Suitable for all skin types.
Non-greasy, lightweight triglyceride that rapidly absorbs into skin. Increases the skins permeability to encourage thorough penetration of active ingredients and enhance lipid barrier function.
An eco-friendly, broad-spectrum preservative with bactericidal actions, and skin hydrating and moisture-balancing benefits.
A naturally occurring amino acid that acts as a “super” antioxidant to protect from lipid peroxidation and promote skin rejuvenation. Also chelates metals. Source: Rice.
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
Rich in essential fatty acids that regulate moisture retention for deep conditioning capabilities. Provides slip and glide for comfortable application.
Cassia Angustifolia (Indian Senna) Seed Polysaccharide
Water-soluble polysaccharide, similar to Hyaluronic Acid, that provides extended moisture and promotes cell regeneration.
Centella Asiatica Meristem (Gotu Kola) Stem Cell Culture
Botanical stem cells that efficiently inhibit hyaluronidase up to 90% and protect natural levels of hyaluronic acid to maintain healthy levels of skin hydration, tone, firmness, and elasticity. Highly effective in the control of inflammation and blood vessel tone due to its ability to inhibit the inflammation response.
Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract
Antioxidant that stimulates collagen production, renews collagen related to weakened connective tissues, and prevents scar tissue formation by slowing down excessive collagen production at wound sites. Stimulates circulation and the oxygenation of skin tissues.
Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, antioxidant, anti-bactericidal, and skin softening. Helps to lock in skin’s own natural moisture and creates a protective, long-lasting barrier against elements as opposed to petroleum waxes, which strip skin of its natural moisture. Source: Beeswax.
A natural plant lipid that prevents dehydration by helping the skin retain water and improve the barrier function. Minimizes visible fine lines and keeps the skin supple and firm. Source: Fruit Sugar.
Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract
Soothes irritation and inflammation. Hydrates and re-mineralizes the skin. High in antioxidants to protect skin from free radical damage.
Non-drying emulsifier, moisturizer, and emollient that keeps product formulation from separating. An alternative to petroleum waxes. Source: Coconut.
An emulsifier that is also used to aid the skin in moisture retention. Source: Coconut.
An emulsifier that softens and smooths skin. Source: Olive oil.
Natural fatty alcohol that acts as a carrier agent and emollient. An alternative to petroleum waxes. Source: Coconut.
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
Skin emollient that soothes and restores stressed and irritated skin. Contains Azulene, which reduces inflammation and is rich in polyphenols and phytochemicals. Strengthens capillary walls.
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Oil
Exhibits anti-inflammatory, skin-soothing, and antibacterial properties.
Antioxidant that purifies and detoxifies. Natural plant colorant.
Derivative of Chlorophyll. Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties. Stimulates cell growth in wound healing.
Cholesteryl Stearate/Carbonate Complex
Provides ultimate protection from cellular damage and aging. Provides both a preventative and corrective function to moisturize and improve the skin’s health and moisture balance. Source: Coconut.
Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil
Warm and stimulating. A strong anti-inflammatory with analgesic, antiseptic, antibiotic, and
Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Extract
Antioxidant, rich in polyphenols that assist in tissue repair.
Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil
Acts as a topical analgesic to soothe skin irritations. Provides antiseptic and astringent benefits, antibiotic actions to reduce the spread of bacteria, and circulation stimulation.
Slows the oxidation process and naturally adjusts the pH of products. Improves brightness and coloration while mildly reducing wrinkles.
Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil
A natural essential oil that cleanses oily skin and purifies the pores, naturally scents products.
Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil
A potent antioxidant that aids in hyperpigmentation. Also used as a skin conditioner and as a
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Callus Culture Extract
Orange plant stem cells that help increase skin firmness, diminish wrinkles, and recover elasticity by redensifing the dermis structure. Restores the extracellular network, improving cells adhesion.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Oil
Soothing, astringent, and naturally fragrant essential oil.
Citrus Aurantium Duclis (Neroli) Flower Extract
Antiseptic, bactericide, and aromatherapeutic extract that provides MMPI protection against proteins (including collagen) that metabolize (destroy) enzymes.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract
Naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids that help to promote smoother, more refined skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. Stimulates the lymphatic system to encourage detoxification and skin purification. Exhibits astringent and tightening properties while relieving congestion and limiting excess sebum (oil).
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract
Fruit seed extract that possess antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. Especially effective for oily and blemished skin.
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil
Naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids to help promote smoother and more refined skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. Stimulates the lymphatic system to encourage detoxification and skin purification. Exhibits astringent and tightening properties while relieving congestion and limiting excess sebum (oil).
Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract
Naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids to help promote smoother, refined skin by increasing the
rate of cell renewal. Stimulates the lymphatic system to encourage detoxification and skin purification. Exhibits astringent and tightening properties while relieving congestion and limiting excess
Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon Zest) Peel
Astringent and antioxidant that provides brightening effects by inhibiting melanin synthesis,
reducing hyperpigmentation. Rich in Limonene, which reduces abnormal cell growth and provides antibacterial benefits.
Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Oil
Anti-inflammatory that soothes the skin and normalizes oil balance. Exhibits detoxifying properties and is effective in treating acneic and oily skin. Brightens skin imperfections and dark spots.
Citrus Paradisi (Pink Grapefruit) Peel Oil
Stimulates the lymphatic system to encourage detoxification and skin purifying. Possesses astringent and tightening properties, relieves congestion, and limits excess oil.
Citrus Racemosa (White Grapefruit) Peel Oil
Astringent and toning oil that purifies and relieves skin congestion.
Citrus Reticulata (Red Mandarin) Leaf Oil
A citrus evergreen tree derivative that is rich in protective terpenes and other antioxidants that reduce cellular damage.
Citrus Sinensis var. Sanguina (Blood Orange) Oil
Rich in terpenes and other antioxidants, including Vitamin C, that provide cell protective benefits and help improve the elasticity of the skin.
Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil
Functions as an astringent to soothe irritated skin. Promotes a radiant and refined complexion.
Provides natural gentle cleansing without causing dryness or irritation. Source: Coconut.
Coccinia Indica (Ivy Goard) Fruit Extract
A mixture of esters from coconut oil that provide lubrication and antimicrobial properties.
A natural plant emollient with antimicrobial properties. Source: Coconut Oil.
Gentle cleansing agent perfect for sensitive skins. Source: Coconut Oil and Fruit Sugar.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Cream) Fruit
Rich in vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids to normalize lipid barriers, and smooth and softens skin. Vitamin E moisturizes the skin and provides occlusive (moisture-sealing) protection.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
Deeply penetrating moisturizer and antioxidant. Excellent skin delivery system as it helps to carry the benefits of other ingredients into the skin. Beneficial for dehydrated, itchy, and sensitive skin and won’t clog pores.
Coffea Arabica (Green Coffee) Leaf/Seed Extract
Contains a high concentration of Chlorogenic Acid, which reduces redness; and Caffeine, which limits photo damage, decreases skin roughness and wrinkle formation, and reduces the appearance of crow’s feet.
Collinsonia Canadensis (Stone Root) Extract
Strengthens the structure and functions of capillaries to improve blood flow, vitamin assimilation,
Natural element of the earth that reduces oil gland activity and dissolves the skin's surface layer of
dry, dead cells. A key antibacterial ingredient for acne treatment and known to exhibit
Stimulates skin regeneration and aids in the process of rebuilding collagen and elastin. Accelerates wound repair. Source: Rice.
Copper peptide responsible for skin-remodeling actions. Rebuilds the skin’s protective barrier, activates the removal of damaged proteins and scar tissue, stimulates collagen and elastin production, and activates the natural production of Superoxide Dismutase. Increases the content of glycosaminoglycans (Hyaluronic Acid) within the skin to improve moisture-binding capabilities.
Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract
A flower bulb extract that improves cell-to-cell communication. Boosts collagen and elastin production, stimulates natural growth factors of the skin, renews the skin’s resilience and firmness, and rejuvenates skin texture.
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract
Provides soothing, cooling, and nourishing effects to ease irritated skin. Softening extract binds and regulates moisture, and improves flavonoid protection. Anti-inflammatory and antipruritic.
Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil
Highly nourishing and conditioning oil rich in proteins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. Helps to prevent excess moisture loss and reduce appearance of fine lines.
Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Wine
Highly nourishing and conditioning oil rich in proteins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. Helps to prevent excess moisture loss and reduce appearance of fine lines.
Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract
Strengthens the capillaries through vaso-tonic actions, relieves inflammation, and provides
Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar Bean) Gum
Used as a natural emulsifier and thickener.
An oligosaccharide that conditions skin and improves surface hydration and smoothness. Source: Vegetable Starch.
Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil
Balances hydration levels and moisturizes the skin, helping to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Keeps skin elastic and supple by stimulating cell regeneration and rejuvenation. Balances sebum (oil) production, while aiding in wound healing.
Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil
Aromatic essential oil that aids in oil production. Functions as an antioxidant with antiviral and antibacterial properties.
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Decyl Glucosides Hydroxypropyl Sulfonate
Provides soothing and smoothing properties and acts as a non-ionic surfactant for gentle skin cleansing. Source: Coconut.
Polysaccharide that binds water to improve hydration levels in the skin. Source: Sugar Cane.
AA light emollient and skin-conditioning agent that leaves a velvety feel on the skin. A natural alternative to silicone. Source: Coconut.
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Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil
Rich in lipids and Vitamins A and C to assist in repairing the skin’s acid mantle and to regulate a healthy pH balance. Certified sustainable.
Epilobium Angustifolium (Canadian Willowherb) Extract
Effective against acne bacteria (P.acnes). An active anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, and antioxidant. Acts as a natural analgesic as it mimics hydrocortisone to sooth discomfort.
Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract
Rebuilds connective tissues, improves cellular regeneration, and increases collagen and
Natural antioxidant and amino acid that prevents damage caused by UV radiation. Recycles Vitamin C, assures efficient energy production, and inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme that promotes hyperpigmentation. Source: Mushrooms.
A non-greasy fatty acid and alternative to silicone that acts as a lightweight, occlusive lipid barrier. Source: Macadamia Oil.
A natural preservative, deodorizer, and skin conditioner used as an alternative to parabens.
Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil
Derived from leaves of the eucalyptus plant. An aromatic essential oil with refreshing expectorant and antiseptic benefits.
Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil
Stimulates tissue growth, relieves dark circles around the eyes, and helps to repair environmentally damaged skin.
Aromatic antiseptic and analgesic that assists the skin in improving its natural UV absorption abilities to reduce environmental damage. Source: Cloves.
Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract
Known as “super berry”, rich in Vitamins B1, B2, B3, C, and E and over 30 times stronger as an antioxidant than red wine. Detoxifies, improves cellular regeneration and immunity, and balances the skin’s lipid barrier.
Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil
Rich in polyphenols, phytosterols, and Omega 3 and 9 essential fatty acids, this powerful fruit oil balances lipid activity and promotes skin repair and cell membrane stability.
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Phthalate-free oils to enhance olfactory senses. Source: Essential Oils.
Naturally occurring carbohydrates that promote healthy surface bacteria to protect the skin from harmful bacteria invasions. Source: Fruit Sugar.
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A skin brightener that inhibits tyrosinase and decreases the synthesis of melanin. A phyto-chemical with anti-viral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and powerful antioxidant benefits. Source: Oak Bark.
Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Fruit Extract
Powerful antioxidant that contains high concentrations of xanthones and Vitamin C, and provides skin plumping and anti-ageing properties.
Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Pericarp Powder
Very rich in Vitamin C and phytochemicals for intensive antioxidant benefits. Also provides antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Globularia Alypum (Blue Daisy) Leaf Extract
Through its action on pro-inflammatory mediator synthesis, contributes to soothing skin and slows the aging process. Reduces discomfort and reactiveness of sensitive skin.
A polyhydroxy acid and chelating agent that binds copper, which activates the tyrosinase enzyme to protect against hyperpigmentation. Provides protection from UV damage. Source: Sugar Cane.
A polyhydroxy acid that binds moisture to the skin’s surface. Creates an occlusive barrier, normalizes keratinization, and protects from photo damage. Source: Sugar Cane.
Glucosamine HCL (D)
Reinforces the strength of the skin by increasing the natural content of glucosamine to improve the extra-cellular matrix of the skin. Functions to replenish and firm skin. Source: Chinese Foxglove Root.
Provides occlusive protection by helping to form a barrier on the skin. Also prevents moisture already present in the tissue from evaporating. Source: Sugar.
An amino acid and antioxidant that is naturally reproduced in the skin but depleted after UV exposure. Topical supplementation prevents UV damage and visible aging. Source: Quinoa.
Acts as a natural preserving agent, re-moisturizes and lubricates the skin, and promotes skin softness and smoothness. Source: Coconut Oil.
A skin lubricant that leaves a soft and smooth finish, and slows the loss of water by forming a barrier on the skin's surface. Source: Vegetable Oil.
Smooths and softens skin. Acts as an emulsifying agent and thickener in a formula.
Source: Coconut Oil.
A natural combination of sunflower, coconut, and sustainable plant-based oils used as an emulsifier. Leaves skin both soft and smooth.
An emulsifying and moisturizing ingredient. Source: Vegetable and Fruit Acids.
Lubricates the skin surface, softens the skin, attracts moisture from the atmosphere, and acts as an ingredient stabilizer. Source: Vegetable Oil.
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
A natural source of Lecithin and Vitamin E that provides moisturizing and strengthening characteristics, along with reparative and protective qualities.
Used as a gentle skin conditioner and stabilizing emulsion. Source: Canola Oil.
Alpha hydroxy acid that smoothes skin and improves surface texture by removing dead and keratinized cells. Improves cellular growth and helps decrease fine lines and wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Source: Rhubarb.
Active principle of Licorice known for it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits.
Also inhibits intercellular gap-junctional communication that encourages melanin synthesis and hyperpigmentation.
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
Provides wound-healing actions, reduces wrinkles, acts as an anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory, limits skin irritations, and promotes skin lightening effects (reducing pigmentation and dark spots).
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Hamamelis (Hamamelis Virginiana) Water
Provides astringent (toning), soothing, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial actions.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
A lightweight oil, rich in Vitamins A and E, that improves lipid content through the deposit of essential fatty acids. Functions to moisturize, nourish, and help promote cellular regeneration.
Retains moisture and acts as an excellent humectant. Also exhibits antimicrobial properties. Used as an alternative to parabens. Source: Glycerol/Coconut Oil.
Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Kernel Extract
Highly nutritive plant extract, rich in Vitamin A, E, P, and K as well as B Vitamins. Infuses the skin with essential fatty acids and phytosterols, and promotes healing and the reduction of acneic activity.
Prevents infectious material from spreading into healthy pores through antibacterial and antifungal actions. Attracts dirt and deadened cellular debris to provide purifying cleansing actions that maintain clear skin.
Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract
Soothing to irritated skin. Also has calming, moisturizing, and strengthening properties.
Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides (Palm Oil)
Rich in fatty acid triglycerides. Also creates a solid consistency in a formula. Source: Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).
Hydrolyzed Milk Protein
Highly moisturizing and nutritive, this protein reinforces cutaneous elasticity and provides softness and comfort. Provides a regenerating effect for epidermal keratinocytes.
Hydrolyzed Rice (Peptide) Protein
Peptide that stimulates the proliferation of fibroblasts, improves cell propagation, elevates cellular metabolism, improves collagen synthesis, reduces fine lines, and increases smoothness and flexibility.
Fibrous plant extracts that naturally thicken cosmetic formulas.
Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin (Beta)
Regulates solubility and the stability of cosmetic formulas, and improves the permeability of active ingredients. Source: Vegetable.
A naturally occurring component found in the cell walls of plants. A binder, emulsion stabilizer, and viscosity-increasing agent for cosmetic formulations.
Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate
Naturally binds, emulsifies, and thickens cosmetic formulas. Minimizes zinc and iron absorption. Source: Fruit Sugar.
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A light, non-greasy ester that leaves the skin smooth, soft, and supple. It also improves formula silkiness on the skin. Source: Coconut.
A mild, protective, non-ionic emulsifier that is also antimicrobial. Assists in dispersing active ingredients efficiently. Source: Sugar Beets.
A skin-conditioning emollient that leaves a silky-smooth feeling on the skin. Source: Cocoa Oil.
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Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil
Improves elasticity, helps reduce scarring, and relieves skin irritations and sensitivities.
Emollient, moisturizing and non-greasy. Source: Jojoba Seed.
Juniperous Communis (Juniper) Fruit Oil
Soothes skin sensitivities, clears pore debris to relieve congestion, reduces inflammation, and provides antibacterial actions. Softens cellular debris to promote a smooth, clear complexion.
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Absorbs oil and purges the skin of impurities such as dirt, oil, and cellular debris. Reduces the occurrence of breakouts by decreasing oil and detoxifying the pores.
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Lactic Acid (L)
An alpha hydroxy acid that hydrates, exfoliates, refines, and perfects the surface of the skin by reducing wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Provides moisture-binding effects and stabilizes the pH value of the skin. Source: Glucose/Fruit Sugar.
Lactobacillus/Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Ferment Extract
Promotes exfoliation by maintaining balanced hydration. Contains healthy bacteria that convert elements into Lactic Acid. Refines and perfects skin’s texture.
Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Ferment Extract
Rich in naturally occurring fruit acids, a gentle exfoliant that has 3 times more antioxidant capacity than red wine and green tea, which is attributed to an elevated polyphenol content. Also provides antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties.
A mild surfactant and cleansing agent. Source: Glucose/Fruit Sugar.
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract
Promotes cell regeneration and prevents cellular death. Improves repair mechanisms to help wound healing and regulates oil production. Antiseptic and antibacterial.
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
Soothing, relaxing, and calming. Nurtures and eases skin discomfort.
Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Extract
Derived from the colorful flowers, fruit, and leaves of henna for use as a color and pigment agent. An effective astringent for oily and acneic skin.
An emulsifying skin emollient and conditioning agent. It is also used to stimulate the absorption and penetration of active ingredients. Source: Soybeans.
Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem (Edelweiss Plant) Stem Cell Culture
Powerful antioxidant that exhibits anti-aging properties including firming and reducing fine lines. Inhibits collagenase and hyaluronidase (two enzymes naturally found in skin that metabolize collagen and hyaluronic acid), limiting collagen and hyaluronic acid degradation and skin firmness loss. Contains anti-inflammatory and cell protective properties.
Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Rich in Antioxidants, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Folic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin, Magnesium, Copper, and Calcium.
Levisticum Officinale (Loveage) Oil
Powerful anti-aging ingredient that increases epidermal growth factors to increase
Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
Antioxidant, rich in Vitamin E. Light and non-greasy emollient.
A phytochemical and Antioxidant that restores skin tone and enhances the natural cleansing and detoxification processes of the skin. Aromatherapeutic. Source: Citrus Oil.
Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract
Stimulates the removal of toxins and waste materials to promote vibrant skin. Rich in ochnaflavones that provide antiviral and anti-inflammatory functions.
Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract
Stimulates the removal of toxins and waste materials to promote vibrant skin. Rich in ochnaflavones that provide antiviral actions, and anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.
Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract (Instalift™ Goji GF)
A glycopeptide that improves skin’s elasticity. Skin tightening is immediate, and when used regularly, can lead to a reduction in facial lines and wrinkles. Contains over 19 amino acids and is packed with Vitamin B1, B2, B6, and Vitamin E.
A carotenoid that assists in metabolic functions related to growth and repair, including helping to fight UV damage and hyperpigmentation. Lightens skin, reduces redness, and helps hold in natural moisture. Source: Tomatoes.
A natural essential element of the cell membrane. Promotes a healthy epidermal development and visibly reduces pore size. Hydrates and conditions. Increases key proteins necessary for stratum corneum strengthening. Source: Coconut Oil.
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Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
A naturally occurring mineral derived from purified clay. Primarily used as a thickener and filler in cosmetic formulas.
Magnolia Grandiflora Leaf Extract (Magnolia)
Antioxidant and UV protectant that prevents lipid peroxidation. Reduces eye tissue swelling and strengthens weakened capillaries, which produce dark circles.
An extract of Malachite obtained by grinding the stone. Rich in Copper, it has a strong antioxidant action due to its free radical scavenging activity against superoxide anion. Detoxifies and stimulates glutathione reductase (an important cell-protective antioxidant).
Malic Acid (L)
Provides antioxidant actions and assists in skin exfoliation and cellular renewal. Source: Apples.
A binding agent that also increases the anti-aging properties of several active ingredients in a formula. Source: Rice.
Malus Domestica (Apple) Plant Stem Cell Culture (PhytoCellTec™)
A powerful anti-aging ingredient that helps to protect skin cells and aids in cellular rejuvenation while helping to reduce wrinkle depth.
Mandelic Acid (L)
Improves hydration levels by drawing moisture to the skin. Provides antioxidant protection. Antibacterial. Source: Almonds.
Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter
Moisturizes and provides highly antioxidant actions. Promotes skin regeneration and healing.
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
Highly antiseptic, Tea Tree Oil provides natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory functions and preservative actions. Heals breakouts, reduces infection, clears lymphatic fluid, and detoxifies pores to clear blemish-prone skin.
Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract
Provides intensive antibacterial actions to prevent the spread of bacteria associated with
acne (P. acne).
Michelia Alba (Magnolia) Flower Oil
Provides natural, soft floral scent.
Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit Extract)
Shrub found in the Amazon rainforest that is high in Vitamin C and helps fight free radicals due to its antioxidant properties.
Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit/Leaf Extract
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory with high levels of fatty acids to provide both regenerating and nourishing properties. Protects from UV damage.
Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil
Encourages healthy circulation and fights inflammation. Tones and provides antiseptic functions.
Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract (Myrtle Leaf)
Stimulates microcirculation to improve absorption of active ingredients and promote circulation.
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Vitamin B3. Improves oxygenation and ingredient absorption by stimulant actions
that increase circulation and detoxification processes. Increases ceramide and fatty acid levels in skin, prevents water loss, stimulates microcirculation, lightens skin discolorations, and helps
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An anti-bacterial preservative approved in EU and Japan to replace parabens and phenol. Derived from thymol, which is 100% derived from plant essential oils.
Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract
High in Eugenol and known for its antiseptic and analgesic properties. Antioxidant and UV absorber.
Ocimum Sanctum (Holy Basil) Leaf Extract
Skin conditioning agent that also functions as an antiseptic and antimicrobial.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
Rich in Vitamin E and Oleic Acid, which nourish and balance the lipid content of the acid mantle and improve absorption. Re-moisturizes skin to relieve rough, dry texture and improves skin tone.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract
Provides antimicrobial actions and improves microcirculation.
Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Cactus) Stem Extract
Soothes irritation, protects from environmental stress, and provides long lasting deep
Opuntia Tuna (Prickley Pear) Fruit Extract
Soothes and softens the skin, relieves sensitivities, and protects from free radical damage caused by environmental stress.
Opuntia Vulgaris (Cactus) Extract
Hydrating and nourishing. Helps prevent water loss and maintains moisturize balance.
Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf Extract
Provides antiseptic and analgesic action to limit skin discomfort and breakouts.
Oryza Sativa (Rice Peptide) Extract
Naturally balances oils while absorbing dirt and cellular debris from the pores. Prevents wrinkles, targets and heals skin breakouts, and smoothes and softens skin texture.
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Palmitoyl Dipeptide (SYN®-TACKS)
Peptide that improves collagen production and strengthens the dermal epidermal junction (DEJ) to improve skin’s structural strength. Improves cellular nourishment and communication. Reduces wrinkle depth by modulating enzymatic processes that deplete collagen formation.
Inhibits protein breakdown.
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 (SYN®-COLL)
Peptide that activates the TGF-beta growth factor to improve the synthesis of collagen. Moisturizes and firms. Clinical trials have shown this ingredient to reduce and change the depth of wrinkles, and improve and smooth skin. Mimics the body’s own mechanism to stimulate collagen in fibroblasts, compensating for collagen deficits.
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 (Matrixyl Synthe’6)
Matrikine-mimetic peptide that regulates cellular activity, wound repair, and collagen and tissue remodeling. Stimulates the synthesis of Hyaluronic Acid. Helps skin to retain its youthful firmness and radiant glow.
Pancratium Maritimum (Sea Daffodil) Extract
Helps inhibit a substance in the skin (Substance P) that is responsible for activating melanin to the surface of the skin causing hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Boosts hydration to the skin.
Provitamin B5 that acts as a humectant to hydrate the skin’s surface. Stimulates cellular proliferation and aids in tissue repair. Non-irritating, conditioning anti-inflammatory vitamin that also protects against sun damage.
Pure essential oils blended to enhance formulations.
Passiflora Edulis (Passionfruit) Fruit Juice
Super antioxidant helps moisturize and promote skin rejuvenation.
Rich in minerals and essential amino acids. Nourishes the skin and improves cell metabolism, supporting moisturization and protecting against the effects of environmental damage.
Infuses the skin with antioxidants and phytochemicals that assist in skin repair functions. Protects from cellular damage and free radical assault, and stimulates cell renewal and natural exfoliation. Also used as a natural polymer that increases ingredient cohesion. Source: Fruit.
Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil
Antiseptic anti-inflammatory that controls excess oil. Stimulates the lymphatic system and encourages healthy microcirculation.
A neuropeptide that gives Botox®-like results and reduces the depth of wrinkles caused by the contraction of facial expression muscles.
A moisture-binding humectant with anti-microbial properties. Source: Sugar Cane.
Small amino acid chain that improves cellular growth and repair processes for healthier skin. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
A water-soluble, natural organic compound that is found in essential oils. Provides preservative, anti-microbial actions. Source: Fruits.
An aromatic alcohol that provides broad-spectrum, anti-microbial activity. Non-irritating and formaldehyde-free bactericide and cosmetic formula stabilizer. Source: Roses.
Phenyl-T-Butylnitrone (Spin Trap)
An antioxidant that utilizes unique mechanisms to capture free radicals and correct the molecular imbalance, restoring stability to reactive oxygen species. Stops the destructive chain of free radical production in the cell that damages DNA. Source: Carrots and Potatoes.
Increases the permeability of cell membranes to increase ingredient utilization. Improves barrier functions to protect from loss of moisture and environmental stress. Source: Soybeans.
Provides natural antioxidant benefits with anti-inflammatory properties. Acts as a melanin formation blocker to reduce age spots. Also aids in gentle exfoliation. Source: Oat or Rice Bran.
Pisum Sativum (Pea Peptide) Extract (Proteasyl TP®)
Firms and tightens the skin through the implementation of proteins and essential amino acids that promote the production of collagen. Powerful antioxidant that also stimulates lipid synthesis.
Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil
Excellent for treating acne oil overproduction. Soothes and restores skin suffering from dermatitis. Antibacterial and antifungal.
PEG-free surfactant that enables essential oils to be mixed into the formula. Source: Rice Bran.
Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate (Coconut Oil)
Emollient that softens and soothes skin. Source: Coconut Oil.
An emollient and emulsifying agent. Source: Rapeseed or Coconut Oil.
Polygonum Cuspidatum (Giant Knotweed) Extract (Resveratrol)
Dilates blood vessels to improve oxygenation, stimulate cell growth, and slow enzymes that break down proteins. Protects collagen and prevents UVB damage to skin cells.
Polymeric ester used to enhance the performance of SPF products. Emulsifier and suspending agent. Source: Caster Seeds.
Emulsifier and stabilizer of essential oils in water. Source: Lauric Acid/Vegetable Oil.
Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract
A natural preservative alternative. Very high in natural salicylates (Salicylic Acid). Analgesic and highly effective for acneic and congested skin.
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate
A phosphorous compound that acts as a surfactant and emulsifying agent. Source: Coconut.
A paraben-free, natural preservative for plant-sourced, active cosmetic ingredients.
Source: Fruit Berries.
An amino acid with moisturizing and moisture-retention properties, which improves skin texture and aids in collagen formation. Repairs damaged tissue, promoting the health of connective tissue.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
Lubricates to protect from skin irritation, flaking, and dryness. Rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, making it highly conditioning and nourishing.
Psidium Guajava (Pink Guava) Fruit
An excellent source of Vitamin C, which aids in wound healing and skin irritations.
Also combats inflammation.
Vitamin B6. Metabolizes proteins and promotes over 100 enzymatic actions, which help prevent and manage environmental stress to the skin. Source: Vegetables/Beans.
Pyrus Malus (Green Apple) Fruit Extract (Applephenon™)
Shown to contain 10 times the level of polyphenol found in ripe apples. Rich in Malic Acid, which refines and rejuvenates the skin, inhibits elastase (an enzyme that breaks down elastin protein), and maintains healthy elastin fibers.
Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit
Puree rich in alpha hydroxy acids to maintain moisturized and evenly exfoliated skin.
Pyrus Malus (Apple) Oil
Rich in Vitamin C with natural fruit acids for mild exfoliating and skin refining.
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Quercus Petraea (French Oak) Fruit Extract
A powerful and concentrated antioxidant that neutralizes harmful free radicals. Provides a mild astringent effect to calm sensitive skin.
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First patented, stabilized Retinaldehyde (IconicA®). Performs closest to Retinoic Acid in a cosmetic topical, providing the ultimate wrinkle reduction and prevention properties to skin while being the least irritating, topical Vitamin A.
Retinol (Vitamin A)
A fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin indicated in the treatment of acne due to its ability to separate dead skin cells from live skin cells thus expediting the removal of pore-clogging debris. Highly effective in resurfacing skin texture and promoting collagen formation to reduce wrinkles.
Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil
Encourages healthy microcirculation, assists in detoxifying skin tissues, and promotes anti-inflammatory actions to relieve accelerated free radical damage. Soothes and calms skin.
Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil
Natural source of Vitamin C. Promotes tissue growth and aids in the production and protection of collagen. Soothes and restores.
Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Water
Distilled from rose petals and contains all of the plant's water-soluble, healing components including
a low level of the essential oil. Helps in reducing redness from irritated, over-heated, or
Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil
An essential oil that regenerates and heals skin and repairs photodamage. Rich in Vitamins A, C, and E, it is excellent for damaged skin of any skin type.
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
Promotes circulation and stimulates and strengthens cells. Reduces redness associated with couperose, provides astringent actions, and assists in skin firming.
Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry Seed) Oil
Fruit-bearing perennial plant related to the raspberry. A strong antioxidant and source of lycopene. Rich in essential fatty acids and phytosterols.
Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit
Soothes skin irritations and slightly astringent to reduce inflammation and relieve discomfort. Rich in antioxidants and provides broad-spectrum sun protection.
Ruscus Aculeatus (Butcherbroom) Root Extract
Activates lymphatic drainage, reduces excess fluids (anti-inflammatory), and improves circulation.
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Saccharomyces/Xylinum Black Tea Ferment (Kombuchka™)
Rich in polyphenols that assist in repair mechanisms. Renews collagen, protects from protein-damaging cross-linkages, and improves skin radiance. Strong antioxidant protection alleviates oxidative stress.
Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane)
Rich in hydrating and exfoliating acids that release dead surface debris from the skin.
Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract
Naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acid to help promote smoother, younger-looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. Stimulates the lymphatic system to encourage detoxification and skin purification. Exhibits astringent and tightening properties, while relieving congestion and limiting excess sebum (oil).
Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract
Natural source of Salicylic Acid (yielding 2%). Used as an exfoliant, it’s also antibacterial, soothing, anti-inflammatory (high in Quercetin and Rutin), analgesic, antimicrobial, and effective against acne-causing bacteria (P. acne).
Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil
Balances oil output to eliminate overly dry or excessively oily complexions. Antiviral, antibacterial,
Santalum Austrocaledonicum Oil (Sandalwood)
Calming, harmonic, and balancing. Provides a natural aroma to formulations.
Functions as carrier, stabilizer, and rheological agent. Prevents separation in emulsions, imparts lubricity, and controls sebum for a smooth, matte finish. Source: Horsetail.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Reconditions the skin, balances surface lipids, and is chemically similar to human sebum making it appropriate for all skin types. Soothes, moisturizes, and softens.
Smithsonite (Stone) Extract
Improves cellular protection against the harmful effects of UVB and provides long-term protection against environmental stress and pollutants.
Natural preservative from salt, offering bacterial and microbial protection in cosmetic formulations.
Natural pH adjuster Source: Salt/Sea Salt.
A surfactant, foaming booster and conditioning agent. Source: Coconut Oil.
Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate
A combination of coconut fatty acids and Glutamine Acid that gently cleanses the skin without stripping the acid mantle and overdrying.
Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein
Natural foaming peptide derived from organic Amaranth (Amaranthus Caudatus)‚ a gluten-free, protein-rich grain offering the highest content of tocopherols‚ tocotrienols (Vitamin E), and Linoleic Acid of any other grain. Helps to fight free radical damage.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Gentle cleanser and surfactant. Source: Coconut.
Sodium Decylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate (Coconut)
Mild, soothing, and smoothing sulfate-free cleansing agent. Environmentally friendly. Source: Coconut.
Fermented glucose used as an emulsifier and skin conditioner. Source: Fruit Sugar.
Sodium Hyaluronate (L)
Sodium salt of Hyaluronic Acid, a natural component of human skin. Surges water deep into the skin, which improves skin pliability and plumps to relieve fine lines, maintain hydration levels, and prevent transepidermal water loss. Source: Fruit Sugar.
Used as a pH adjuster. Reacts with acids and converts to an inert water and salt end product: NaOH (Sodium Hydoxide) + HCl (Acid) = H2O (Water) + NaCl (Salt).
Sodium Hydroxypropylsulfonate Laurylglucoside Crosspolymer
Gentle, renewable, plant-derived surfactant. Source: Coconut Oil and Corn Syrup.
Sodium salt of Lactic Acid used as a natural preservative, exfoliant, and humectant. Produced by the fermentation of sugar. Source: Sugar Beets.
An amphoteric organic compound used to condition skin. Also used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) and foam booster. Source: Coconut Oil.
Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate
Surfactant and cleansing agent. Source: Coconut Oil.
Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate
A gentle, sulfate-free cleansing agent. Source: Fruit Sugar.
Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
A surfactant and mild, low-sudsing cleansing agent. Source: Coconut.
Moisture-binding humectant and skin conditioner derived from Glutamic Acid (amino acid).
Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate
Mild cleansing agent and skin conditioner. Source: Coconut.
Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Lipids
Natural source of Lycopene and Carotene. An antioxidant efficient at protecting against free radical damage and from the damaging effects of UV radiation.
Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract
Contains high concentrations of potassium and Folic Acid. Excellent antioxidant and free
Emulsifier used as a natural, lightweight skin conditioner, emollient, and surfactant. Source: Olive Oil.
Lipids essential to cell growth and function. Regulate and balance other lipids, and moisturize and repair damage to the stratum corneum. Source: Sea Algae.
Emollient and moisturizing, it prevents water loss from the skin. Strong antioxidant that protects from harsh environmental stress, helps guard against UV damage and the formation of age spots, and promotes cell growth. Source: Olives.
A saturated fatty acid used as an emollient. Source: Vegetable Oil.
Natural sugar crystals for gentle exfoliation. Source: Cane Sugar.
A mild, protective, non-ionic emulsifier that is antimicrobial and disperses active ingredients efficiently. Source: Fruit Sugar.
Superoxide Dismutase (Antioxidant Enzyme)
A natural enzyme and antioxidant present in the skin that inhibits reactive oxygen species (ROS), resulting in a reduction in free radical damage. Source: Melons.
Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Culture Extract
mproves acne and oily/blemish-related skin conditions through sebum regulation, bacterial control, and anti-inflammatory activity
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Tartaric Acid (L) (Grapes)
Loosens cellular debris and dissolves intercellular glues that hold keratinized (dead) cells to the skin. Source: Grapes.
Closely resembles Vitamin K. Supports cell survival and improves skin tone and appearance. Acts to prevent and/or limit the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), the peroxidation of cutaneous lipids, and the oxidation of support proteins in the skin cells. Source: Geranium and Lemon Oil.
Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract
Small fruit native to Australia and powerful antioxidant. One of the richest sources of natural Vitamin C.
Derived from Curcumin from Turmeric root, it is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties to help in wound healing. Source: Turmeric Root.
An antioxidant that provides the protective effects of potent antioxidant Curcumin. Exerts an anti-inflammatory benefit and reduces the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which destroy collagen and contribute to skin aging. Source: Turmeric Root.
A skin-whitening ingredient, blocking the synthesis of skin discoloration by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme that catalyzes the production of melanin. Source: Turmeric Root.
Tetrasodium Tetracarboxymethyl Naringeninchalcone
Visibly reduces redness and chronic inflammation in sensitive skin, protects and comforts stressed skin, and down-regulates pro-inflammatory mediators. Source: Orange Peel.
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter
A soothing and nutrient rich emollient used for centuries in Africa as a skin care ingredient. Repairs and moisturizes skin that has been exposed to dry or harsh environmental elements.
Thermus Thermophilus Ferment (Venuceane™)
Derived from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Super rich in amino acids. Inhibits damage from reactive oxygen species (ROS) and provides fibroblast and cell membrane protection, while acting to combat free radical damage.
A physical and mineral sun blocking agent that works primary by reflecting/scattering the UV light with a broad range covering UVB as well as both short (320-340nm :UVA-2) and long (340-400nm: UVA-1) UVA. Prevents photo aging and creates an occlusive barrier.
Vitamin E. Fat-soluble antioxidant that reduces wrinkles. Protects cell membranes from oxidation by reacting with lipid radicals produced in the lipid peroxidation chain reaction.
Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha)
Oil-soluble Vitamin E. Natural skin conditioning agent and moisturizer that protects the cell membrane from lipid peroxidation while preventing cellular death.
Tocotrienols (Vitamin E Complex)
Members of the Vitamin E family. Important lipid-soluble antioxidants that protect cell membranes from oxidation by reacting with lipid radicals produced in the lipid peroxidation chain reaction. Antioxidant and UV protectant.
Provides preservative function while acting as a gentle and non-irritating anti-bacterial ingredient. Anti-viral, Antioxidant that effectively reduces skin bacteria (P. acne is particularly sensitive to this extract). Source: Tōtara tree.
Trehalose Dihydrate (D)
A natural sugar that helps skin cells hydrate properly. Source: Fruit Sugar.
An ester of glycerin and behenic acid, a fatty acid found in natural fruit seed fats. An emollient and lubricant. Source: Fruit Seeds.
Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate
A biodegradable, universally accepted, award-winning chelating agent. Improves stability of the product formula when exposed to air.
A gentle, light skin conditioner and formula stabilizer. Source: Meadow Saffron.
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Antioxidant actions that neutralize free radicals. Assists in the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) to optimize energy components of the cell and significantly reduces wrinkles. Source: Fruit Sugar.
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Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Juice
Provides antibacterial effects and nourishes the skin while protecting from free radical damage.
Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit/Leaf Extract
Naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids to help promote smoother, younger-looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. Stimulates the lymphatic system to encourage detoxification. Exhibits astringent and tightening properties while relieving congestion and limiting excess sebum (oil).
Vanilla Plantifolia Fruit Oil
Provides olfactory benefits through the natural fragrance of the essential oil.
Natural antioxidant and aphrodisiac with olfactory benefits.
Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver) Root Oil
An immunostimulant considered deeply relaxing and grounding. Its detoxifying functions are especially effective on oily skin and acne.
Vitex Agnus Castus (Casticin) Extract
Phyto-endorphin complex that provides a radiant glow. Contains powerful antioxidants and moisturizing factors fight against signs of aging.
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Stem Cell Extract
The stem cells of a rare red-flesh grape tolerant to strong UV radiation. Protects the skin against stresses and free radical damage and assists in skin repair.
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract
Highly antioxidant. Reduces irritation, provides antibacterial actions, and assists in repair mechanisms.
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
Rich in Linoleic Acid, this highly Antioxidant-rich oil acts as an emollient and lubricant.
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Powerful Antioxidant red wine concentrate with potent levels of polyphenols and anthocyanins. Source: Grapes.
Withania Somnifera (Indian Ginseng) Root Extract
Used to enhance rejuvenation and longevity, reduce inflammation, and provide protection from
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Natural thickening ingredient. Source: Fermented Fruit Sugar.
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Antioxidant that scavenges free radicals and promotes healthy surface bacteria. Source: Milk.
Yucca Schidigera Leaf/Root/Stem Extract (Yucca)
Exhibits anti-inflammatory and antiviral activity.
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Zea Mays (Corn) Silk Extract
Highly effective skin nutrient high in potassium, calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, Chlorophyl, Resin, and Vitamin K. Provides a smooth texture and relieves the skin of excess humidity.
Silicate minerals that have the ability to trap impurities and work as a chelating agent to detoxify, used as a mild scrub or cleansing agent.
A physical and mineral sun blocking agent that works primary by reflecting/scattering the UV light
with a broad range covering UVB as well as both short (320-340nm: UVA-2) and
long (340-400nm: UVA-1) UVA.
Zinc Oxide (ZinClear™)
A non-opaque Zinc Oxide that provides natural broad-spectrum, physical protection against both UVA and UVB.
Essential mineral found in skin cells. Acts as a natural astringent that destroys harmful microorganisms on the skin (antibacterial). Stimulates the activity of over 100 enzymatic functions such as DNA synthesis and wound healing.
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil
Stimulates detoxification and microcirculation, purifies blood and lymphatic fluid (expedites the healing of acne), and provides antibacterial and antifungal actions.
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