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Skincare Ingredients Glossary
All of our ingredients are strategically chosen to work in synergy for transformative results. Each is selected based on years of experience researching and testing the latest biocosmetic innovations. And each is processed in a way that allows us to honour the integrity of its unique nature.
Our skincare ingredients glossary details the targeted actions associated with some of our most commonly used ingredients.
A multifunctional ingredient extracted from Candeia trees. Contains anti-inflammatory properties that calm and tone irritations. Stimulates healing. Delivers in-depth moisture that softens and brightens.
BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA ROOT EXTRACT
Extracted from a flowering plant found throughout India. Contains alkaloids and flavones which provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Soothes and prevents irritations brought on by free radicals and environmental damage.
BOSWELLIA SERRATA EXTRACT
Often used in Ayurvedic medicine. Extracted from the gum resin of the Boswellia Serrata tree. A powerful anti-inflammatory that inhibits enzymes which cause inflammation. Calms, softens and quells irritations.
Richest plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids. Contains polysaccharides and amino acids, minerals and antioxidants. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, moisturising and DNA-protecting.
RASPBERRY LEAF STEM CELL
Rich in calming anthocyanins, which fight free radicals, and enzymes that neutralise harmful oxidants. Protects, repairs and preserves the longevity of cell DNA.
Packed with essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins. Its high absorbency level allows it to easily penetrate, hydrate and soften skin. Its moisturising and antioxidant properties work together to generate healthy new cells.
Contains a high concentration of carotenoids, oleic acid and linoleic acid. Rich in Vitamins A, B and E, powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals. Very moisturising, packed with soothing and regenerating properties.
COMBINED VITAMINS A & E
Vitamin A helps increase collagen content, improves the skin's natural functions and promotes enzymatic activity. Vitamin E protects cells from damage caused by free radical chain reactions. Together they provide strong restorative benefits to the skin's outer layer.
GREEN TEA EXTRACT
High in antioxidant and skin-soothing properties. Helps reduce oxidative stress by combating cell damage caused by free radicals. Halts premature skin ageing, stimulates and decongests.
SWEET ORANGE EXTRACT
Contains Hesperidin which provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Offers protection against UVA-induced damage to fibroblasts and collagen. Stimulates collagen synthesis for firmer skin.
Powerful antioxidant properties help protect skin from free radical damage. Offers soothing relief by delivering moisture to dry, irritated skin.
WHEAT GERM & BORAGE OILS
Wheat Germ Oil’s high Vitamin E content is ideal for fighting free radicals. Borage Oil contains an essential fatty acid that soothes, nourishes and repairs dry, irritated skin. Together they lock in moisture to create a powerful protective shield against free radicals.
CENTELLA ASIATICA (PHYTOSOME)
Contains antioxidants and hydrating properties to soothe compromised skin. Promotes collagen synthesis for improved firmness, elasticity and smoothness.
EVENING PRIMROSE OIL
Full of nourishing and moisturising fatty acids including gamma-linolenic acid which offers potent soothing and healing benefits. Enhances texture and elasticity, reducing wrinkles and dryness.
Packed with moisturising and antioxidant properties that help prevent dehydration and protect skin from sun damage, both of which can lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Rich in Omega-6. Enhances skin’s lipid barrier, and preserves its elasticity and suppleness. Nourishes skin, quelling dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.
Carrier peptides help boost collagen. Enzyme inhibitor peptides slow the natural breakdown of collagen. Signal peptides promote collagen and elastin. Neurotransmitter peptides help smooth wrinkles.
Activates fibroblasts, the cells responsible for developing cells and tissue that keeps skin healthy and firm. Protects against free radicals which break down collagen and lead to sagging, fine lines and wrinkles.
BARLEY SEED EXTRACT
Rich in phenols and flavonoids, both of which deliver antioxidant benefits. Contains selenium which helps maintain elasticity. Reduces water loss so skin stays moisturised.
Acts like a sponge to draw water into the skin. Locks in moisture to prevent water loss. Regulates cell renewal. Plumps and smooths. Improves skin’s ability to combat free radicals.
HYDROLISED RICE PROTEIN
Composed primarily of peptides, amino acids and proteins. Hydrates for improved elasticity. Eliminates dead skin cells, improving smoothness, softness and glow.
A subtropical plant rich in osmoprotective compounds which help absorb water into cutaneous tissue. Helps skin’s upper layers maintain optimal moisture for up to 24 hours.
Sericin, a protein found in silk fibres, possesses high amino acid content, essential for maintaining water and regulating moisture. Binds with keratin, a structural protein found in the skin, to create a moisturising, protective, anti-wrinkle film.
Reinforce the skin’s barrier and boost hydration to plump, firm and smooth. Protect collagen fibres and elastin. Inhibit oxidative stress, reducing fine lines, wrinkles and irritations.
EPILOBIUM FLEISCHERI EXTRACT
Provides strong astringent benefits. Reduces pore size, balances sebum production and soothes. Leaves skin visibly less oily and shiny.
FOMES OFFICINALIS EXTRACT
Contains agaric acid, a natural astringent that regulates sebum. Refines skin pores, helping skin feel instantly smoother and tighter. Moisturises the corneal layer so skin feels supple, never dried out.
Very absorbent due to high mineral content. Removes toxins and impurities. Regulates sebum production, tightens pores and mattifies.
A natural clay mineral that affords antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, healing and exfoliating benefits. Regulates sebum production for mattified skin. Revitalising, remineralising, detoxifying and disinfecting.
A class of seaweed that soothes, detoxifies, restructures and hydrates. Forms a protective film to fend off aggressors.
VOLCANIC ROCK & QUARTZ NATURAL EXFOLIATING PARTICLES
Fine mineral particles that help to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, eliminate impurities and unclog pores. Accelerates cellular renewal.
FIRMING & LIFTING
BIOTECHNOLOGICAL TENSOR AGENT
Extracted from the marine microalga Nannochloropsis oculata. Polysaccharide, amino acid and vitamin-rich. Instantly firms skin whilst stimulating long-term collagen synthesis.
Contains stimulant properties that dilate blood vessels to tone and tighten tissue. Increases circulation and reduces water retention to help smooth skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Contains theobromine which helps fat cells break down stored fat for firmer, tighter skin. Rich in flavonoids, a plant-derived antioxidant that supports blood flow and improves vibrancy.
CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT
A micro-alga rich in peptides and amino acids. Restructures the dermo-epidermal junction and improves skin’s firmness and tonicity. Increases lymphatic drainage to help reduce cellulite and stretch marks.
DUNALIELLA SALINA ALGA BIOTECHNOLOGICAL EXTRACT
A micro-alga extract that protects and stimulates mitochondria, the energy cells need to survive. Replenishes various minerals which skin loses when stressed, and encourages cell renewal.
A multifunctional molecule extracted from the Yellow Horn Poppy. Stimulates lipolysis and prevents new adipocyte formation. Encourages fibroblasts to develop, which helps firm, tone and redefine skin.
Contains lauric acid which has antimicrobial properties that reduce inflammation. Seals in moisture to reduce levels of transepidermal water loss and increase skin surface lipid levels.
Rich in silica, important for generating, strengthening and managing connective tissue. Antioxidant properties prevent free radicals from damaging collagen. Promotes elasticity, firmness and tone.
Penetrate very deeply into cells to help increase collagen and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and plumpness. Stimulates skin repair and increases hydration. Fights inflammation and shields against free radicals.
Boosts circulation which promotes collagen synthesis. Reduces fines line and wrinkles. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties protect against free radicals and quell redness and puffiness. Brightens, revitalises, halts formation of dark spots.
Contains fatty acids essential for helping skin heal, as well as tretinoin, a unique form of Vitamin A that helps repair damaged skin. Softens, smooths and moisturises.
Packed with essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins. A high absorbency level allows it to easily penetrate, hydrate and soften skin. Its moisturising and antioxidant properties work together to generate healthy new cells.
DARK SPOT PREVENTION & CORRECTION
BELLIS PERENNIS EXTRACT
Targets melanogenesis to reduce dark spots. Contains polyphenols which act as tyrosinase inhibitors that naturally suppress the melanin process. Naturally lightens and brightens skin.
Shields against skin ageing oxidative stress and free radicals that erode collagen and elastin. Inhibits UV-induced melanogenesis, preventing the appearance of dark spots. Contains anti-ageing properties that stimulate fibroblasts and collagen synthesis.
Contains a complex composition of vitamins A, C and E, essential amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and high concentrations of protein. Cleanses skin asphyxiated by pollution, maintains moisture, rejuvenates and brightens.
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