Propanediol – A natural humectant that is a replacement for petroleum-based glycols. This humectant helps protects the skin’s outer barrier and helps skin retain moisture. Prevents dryness and scaling.
Triethyl Citrate – A natural emollient that doubles as a penetrating enhancement agent. This means better penetration of active ingredients to the skin.
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.
Hydrolyzed Algin, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract (Brown Algae & Microalgae) – A natural polysaccharide which provides an immediate and long term moisturizing effect. It helps to restructure the hydrolipidic film and the skin barrier, thus avoiding skin dehydration and allowing the active fixation of water at the stratum corneum level.
Lifting Agents/Collagen Stimulators
Pisum Sativum (Pea) Peptide – Stem cells extracted from pea protein that help to protect and enhance cell potential of epidermal stem cells. It helps to improve skin regeneration, normalize the barrier function and prevent or slow the signs of premature aging by stimulating collagen production by the fibroblast.
Antioxidants/Skin Repairing Agents
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.
Leaf Extract – The high antioxidant levels of Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract demonstrate the ability to inhibit free radical formation. It contains polyphenols which help the skins elasticity, improve skin roughness and moisture and enhance skin cell growth.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea) – Green Tea Extract is derived from the leaves of Camellia Sinensis. It is naturally rich in antioxidants which has cell protecting function and helps to protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals. Green Tea Extract also contains Methylxanthines that helps to stimulate microcirculation and positively influence the tone and health of the skin.