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Skincare Ingredients Explained

Posted by Shiana Shin on
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.

ALOE VERA -

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.

     

    CHARCOAL -

    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.

     

    COLLOIDAL OATMEAL -

    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.

       

      FERULIC ACID -

      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.

       

      GLYCOLIC ACID -

      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.

       

      GRAPESEED OIL -

      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.

       

      GREEN TEA -

      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.

       

      HYALURONIC ACID -

      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.

       

      HYDROCOLLOID -

      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.

       

      LICORICE ROOT -

      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.

       

      MUSHROOM -

      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.

       

      POLYHYDROXY ACID (PHA) -

      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.

       

      SQUALANE -

      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.

       

      TRANEXAMIC ACID -

      "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.

       

      VITAMIN C -

      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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