Vegetable Glycerin – A humectant that protects the skin’s outer barrier and helps skin retain moisture. Prevents dryness and scaling.
Pentylene Glycol – A non-irritating glycol that functions as an antimicrobial skin moisturizer.
Glycine – An amino acid found in proteins that help maintain a well-moisturized, healthy skin barrier.
Fructose – A simple sugar found in fruit and honey, Fructose contains water-binding properties that help increase the water content of the top layers of the skin.
Urea – Moisturizes and softens dry, rough skin by increasing the water content of the skin while gently exfoliating dead skin cells. Urea also strengthens the barrier function of the skin and helps accelerate the regeneration process.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) – Increases natural emollients and skin protectants (Ceramide levels) to improve skin hydration and prevent loss of water content. Also shown to reduce skin discolorations, redness and flaking while restoring suppleness.
Dimethicone – Softens skin and helps improve its ability to retain moisture.
Sodium Lactate – This naturally occurring organic acid (aka Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHAs) is a superior moisturizer that helps increase the water content of the skin.
Sodium Hyaluronate – A natural moisturizing factor that enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.
Sodium PCA – This powerful humectant is an element of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor. It helps attract and retain moisture in the skin’s top layers.
Glycolipids – Helps restore and maintain a healthy lipid bi-layer and acts as a skin barrier system that inhibits water loss.
Antioxidants/Skin Repairing Agents
Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil (Passion Fruit Oil) – Nourishes the skin with high amounts of essential fatty acids, Vitamin C, Calcium and Phosphorus.
Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract (Goji Berry) – This nutrient-rich antioxidant is rated number one on the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity Scale, which measures the antioxidant levels in food. It contains over 18 different amino acids and vitamins like B1, B2, B6, C and E plus more beta-carotene than carrots. Goji Berry also contains more than 20 trace minerals such as copper, calcium, iron and zinc. It helps soothe the skin and is particularly effective for treating redness or sensitivity.
Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract (Acaí Berry) – One of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, the Acai Berry is high in Vitamin C, amino acids, essential fatty acids, fibers and proteins that help balance lipid activity and promote skin cell health. Flavinoids also help fight inflammation resulting in supple, radiant skin.
Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract – Blueberry extract helps protect the skin from free radical damage and prevents premature aging. Its vaso-protective qualities target the skin’s fine capillaries, minimizing facial redness. Blueberry extract is extremely rich in Vitamin C and phytonutrients such as polyphenols and ellagic acid.
Rubus Villosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract – This potent antioxidant breaks down the extra cellular matrix proteins that contribute to aging. Blackberry is particularly high in Vitamin C and also has a high tannin content which makes it a natural astringent.
Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract – Turmeric’s active ingredient is Curcumin, a strong antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Turmeric aids in preventing and removing blemishes and helps improve overall skin tone.
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) – Known as the antioxidant superstar, Vitamin E protects skin from free-radical damage, prevents the loss of moisture and strengthens the skin’s barrier function.
Ascorbyl Glucoside – A stable form of Vitamin C that works throughout the day. Contains the skin brightening/antioxidant Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate that is Pro-Vitamin C and releases Vitamin C into the skin. Ascorbyl Glucoside is used instead of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) due to its superior stability. Pro-Vitamin C protects skin cells by scavenging and destroying aggressive oxidizing agents and free radicals in the skin. It promotes skin elasticity by enhancing collagen formation. Vitamin C works to protect the skin, promoting its development and appearance.
Punica Granatum Extract (Pomegranate) – Nourishes, moisturizes and improves skin elasticity. Pomegranate Seed Extract helps to protect the skin by providing improvement in the visible signs of aging by moderate thickening of the epidermis. Pomegranate Seed Extract can help to protect the skin against ultraviolet light and inflammation while helping to restore a youthful appearance.
Lifting Agents/Collagen Stimulators
Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil (Buriti Oil) – This oil is ultra-rich in Pro-vitamin A and Tocopherol, a natural anti-oxidant. It also contains other essential fatty acids that promote the production of collagen and elastin which make skin soft and supple. Buriti Oil has emollient properties, is a free-radical scavenger and protects and soothes skin. Carotenoids found in Buriti Oil protect the skin from the damaging effects of sunlight.
VP/Polycarbamyl Polyglycol Ester, Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein PG-Propyl Methysilanediol – A tightening agent that instantly smooths lines and wrinkles while firming, softening and hydrating the skin.
Lycium Barbarum Fruit (Goji Berry) Extract – This Goji Glycopeptide fraction forms a rigid lifting mesh that lifts sagging and wrinkled skin. Goji Glycopeptides also offer long-term anti-aging effects due to their high antioxidant levels and anti-apoptotic and collagen stimulatory activity. A complete anti-aging treatment.
Saccaromyces Lysate Extract – A type of yeast that promotes collagen synthesis and provides outstanding cell renewal and respiration. Also acts as an anti-inflammatory while soothing and moisturizing skin.
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols – Potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent for skin. Soy is one of many phyto (i.e., plant) chemicals that are biologically active against free radicals. Soy extract studies show that genistein (a component of soy) has a collagen and hyaluronic acid-stimulating effect which together increase the firmness, elasticity, and suppleness of skin.
Allantoin – A by-product of Uric Acid, Allantoin has a high moisturizing and keratolytic effect that improves the smoothness of the skin. Also helps with cell proliferation and wound healing.
Lactic Acid – A naturally occurring organic acid also known as Milk Acid or Alpha Hydroxyl Acid (AHA). Gently exfoliates dry and dead skin cells and increases the absorption of barrier repair moisturizers.
Palmaria Palmata Extract (Red Algae) – Limits melanogenesis by inhibiting the activity of tyrosinase and the quantity of melanin synthesized. Red Algae’s anti-pigmentating activity gives skin a luminous and refined complexion.