Lauryl Glucoside, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, & Sodium Laureth Sulfate – A blend of some of the mildest, yet effective surfactants or detergents. Helps lift and remove oil and dirt from the surface of the skin without stripping it of its natural moisture.
Vegetable Glycerin – A humectant that protects the skin’s outer barrier and helps skin retain moisture. Prevents dryness and scaling.
Panthenol – Vitamin B5 – A non-irritating form of Vitamin B that boosts moisture levels, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also counteracts skin bacteria, reduces inflammation and soothes irritation.
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.
Glycine – An amino acid found in proteins that helps 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.
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.
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.
Antioxidants/Skin Repairing Agents
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.
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.
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.
Blueberry – 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.
Blackberry – 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.
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.
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.