Skincare Ingredients Explained

Skincare Ingredients Explained

ALLANTOIN (Aluminum Dihydroxy Allantoinate) -

A major metabolic intermediate in organisms. It is an extract from the comfrey plant.

  • Exfoliates and moisturizes dry skin.
  • Stimulates growth of new skin cells
  • Protects skin.
  • Provides a youthful and bright appearance.


A plant species that grows all around the world. The “meat” of the aloe vera is used to treat skin conditions.

  • Hydrates and soothes skin.
  • Calms down redness.
  • Treats acne and lightens blemishes.
  • Anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory.
  • Antibacterial properties, heals small wounds and minor cuts.

ALPHA ARBUTIN (Hydroquinone β-D-Glucopyranoside) -

An antioxidant and skin brightener that is naturally found in the bearberry plant.

  • Reduces hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
  • Brightens without irritating the skin.
  • Fades acne scars.
  • Can be combined with other actives.


BAKUCHIOL (Psoralea Corylifolia) -

An extract derived from the leaves and seed of the babchi plant, which is commonly used in traditional Eastern medicine.

  • Help heal, calm, and soothe the skin.
  • Reduces wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
  • Firms skin, and minimizes the appearance of pores.
  • Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.


BISABOLOL (Alpha Bisabolol) -

An active ingredient in a German chamomile. Used as an ingredient in cosmetic and skin care products.

  • Moisturizes dry and flaky skin.
  • Contains anti-aging properties to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Includes calming agents, potentially fades discoloration.


CBD OIL (Cannabidiol) -

An active ingredient derived from the hemp plant. CBD can decrease pain and inflammation.

  • Contains anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Reduce inflammation and redness associated with acne/blemishes.
  • Soothes irritation from skin conditions from psoriasis and eczema.



A natural concentrated group of fats/lipids found in skin cells. Ceramides make up around 50% of skin’s composition.

  • Locks in moisture to prevent skin from irritation and drying out.
  • Protects skin from external, environmental irritants (i.e. dust, pollen, etc.)
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.



A lightweight carbon material. Charcoal is ground down to a fine  for black powder to incorporate into skincare products.

  • Removes excess oil from the skin.
  • Detoxifies and purifies pores.
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores.
  • Anti-bacterial.
  • Shrinks pores and tightens skin.



The nutrients of oatmeal are extracted for better absorption when it is placed in a liquid medium.

  • Skin protectant.
  • Antioxidants from oats soothe irritated skin.
  • Moisturizes and prevents water loss from the surface of the skin.
  • Non-irritating which makes it an ideal ingredient from all skin types.



    An organic antioxidant used to decrease the signs of aging. It is used in anti-aging products.

    • Fights free radicals.
    • Decreases inflammation.
    • Reduces the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, wrinkles and other signs of aging.


    GLYCERIN (Glycerol) -

    A natural compound that attracts moisture from the environment to distribute moisture to the skin.

    • Moisturizes and softens skin.
    • Hydrates the outer layer of the skin to reduce itching and flaking.
    • Improves skin barrier function and skin mechanical properties
    • Provides protection against irritants.



    A water-soluble AHA, made from sugar canes. Natural acids that derive from plants.

    • Promotes collagen formation.
    • Exfoliates and rejuvenates your skin. 
    • Anti-aging and hydrating.
    • Evens out skin tone and reduces wrinkles and dark spots.
    • Cleans pores to prevent acne, and reduce the appearance of pores.



    An oil extracted from the seeds of grapes. It quickly penetrates the skin, leaving skin soft and moisturized.

    • Moisturizes dehydrated skin.
    • Provides a clear, smooth skin tone.
    • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
    • Contains antioxidants.
    • Treats blemishes and acne.



    Derived from the plant, Camellia sinensis. Green tea is produced from steaming, pan frying, and/or drying the leaves of the plant.

    • Reduces production of excess sebum and clears clogged pores.
    • Provides a protective layer to the skin and soothes irritated skin.
    • Contains antioxidants.
    • Helps improve damaged skin.
    • Protects the skin from sun damage.



    A natural polysaccharide found in skin that holds moisture. Has the ability to replenish moisture to the skin.

    • Provides cushioning, and aids tissue repair.
    • Holds together collagen and elastin, and helps create a barrier against microorganisms.
    • Reduces or removes the appearance of wrinkles.



    A gel-forming agent that creates an optimal moist environment to heal wounds.

    • Helps relieve pain and promotes healing.
    • Absorbs oils and fluids from pores.
    • Waterproof dressings/bandages.



    This acid is a type of AHA found in dairy products. It is a common skincare ingredient that is used as an exfoliant.

    • Evens out skin texture by removing old, dead skin cells.
    • Rejuvenates skin texture.
    • Aids in the removal of skin impurities and congestion.
    • Offers a brighter skin complexion.



    The extract from the licorice root has been used to treat a variety of health conditions for years.

    • Brightens skin.
    • Inhibits the production of dark spots.
    • Minimizes the production of melanin to reduce discoloration.
    • Fade existing dark spots.
    • Reduces inflammation.



    Certain mushrooms have been used in Asia for their ability to improve and preserve a youthful appearance.

    • Anti-inflammatory.
    • Builds up the skin’s moisture barrier, which prevents water loss and keeps skin hydrated.
    • Reduces irritation.
    • Helps improve the look of wrinkles.


    NIACINAMIDE (Nicotinamide) -

    A form of a water-soluble vitamin B3 (niacin).  The essential nutrient for your skin.

    • Anti-inflammatory and anti-aging.
    • Regulates sebum production.
    • Minimizes pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
    • Reduces hyperpigmentation and revitalizes skin.
    • Soothes rosacea and brightens skin.


    PETROLEUM JELLY (Petrolatum) -

    A semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons, originally promoted as a topical ointment for its healing properties.

    • Seals in moisture.
    • Accelerates the healing of wounds.
    • Soothes cuts and abrasions.
    • Treats skin conditions like eczema.


    PHYTONCIDE (Aroma of the Forest) -

    Plants emit phytoncide, an organic plant compound, to defend themselves against harmful insects and decomposition.

    • Revitalizes skin texture.
    • Helps soothe inflamed skin.
    • Protects skin from pollutants.
    • Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory to help keep skin clear.



    PHAs offer similar benefits to AHAs but are less likely to irritate the skin. For sensitive skin.

    • Removes dead cells.
    • Promotes even skin tone and texture.
    • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
    • Moisturizing, and helps strengthen skin barrier function.


    RETINOL (Vitamin A) -

    A fat-soluble vitamin A. Retinol is an antioxidant that has anti-aging properties.

    • Helps to fight key signs of aging. Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and enlarged pores.
    • Evens out skin complexion.
    • Boosts collagen production.
    • Unclog pores and clears acne.



    A poly-unsaturated hydrocarbon liquid that is formed naturally in organic organisms.

    • Hydrates and improves skin softness.
    • Contains antioxidants to protect the surface of the skin.
    • Antibacterial and treats acne.
    • Anti-inflammatory and ideal for all skin types.


    TEA TREE OIL (Melaleuca Oil) -

    An essential oil derived from the leaves of the Australian tea tree plant.

    • Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and antifungal.
    • Relieves pain and irritation from acne.
    • Treats dandruff.
    • Kills bacteria, fungus, and mites.
    • Should never be ingested.



    "A synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine." It is an ingredient used to provide an even complexion.

    • Brightens skin and soothes redness from the skin.
    • Reduces dark spots and lightens discolored skin to provide a clearer skin complexion.
    • Improves uneven skin tone.



    A water-soluble vitamin found in various foods. Contains antioxidants for brightening skin.

    • Anti-inflammatory.
    • Brightens skin complexion.
    • Improves skin tone and texture.
    • Reduces the appearance of dark spots.
    • Hydrates the skin, and reduces signs of aging.
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