Water soluble molecule produced by modifying Ascorbic Acid (aka Vitamin C). Highly stable, non-irritating, patented derivative. Ethyl ascorbic acid is very effective in boosting collagen synthesis and lightening skin, with over 80% metabolised to pure L-ascorbic acid. Great for sensitive skin. Vitamin C has three proven magic abilities: antioxidant, collagen booster, and skin brightener - but is often unstable - this is a very stable version.
A type of micro-algae that's known for being adaptable & able to survive even in harsh natural conditions. Rich source of beta-carotene (beta carotenoid, which is a provitamin A, a precursor to vitamin A). Acts as a powerful antioxidant for skin & conveys potent antioxidant benefits that can benefit skin. A natural source of vitamin B12.
Moisturises the skin to prevent dryness and irritation. Great exfoliant as it helps in shedding dead skin cells. Very soothing as it has a calming effect on your skin. Heals wounds. Provides hydration. Rebuilds new skin cells. Anti-ageing.
Helps to strengthen the elasticity of the skin through the production of fibroblasts, cells that cause the renewal of collagen. Helps the skin to fight the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
A natural, soluble colourant (dye) that comes from the seeds of the annatto bush (tropical regions). It gives an orange hue.
Amino acid. Regulates blood flow. Building blocks for protein & collagen. Anti-ageing. Increases skin's visible hydration levels. Anti-oxidant as it protects skin from free radicals.
Vitamin C. Potent anti-oxidant (scavenges/neutralises free radicals). Smoothes fine lines. Lightens hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Creates collagen. Maintains healthy looking skin.
An effective antioxidant, brightens the skin tone and reduces signs of ageing. Helps to fade existing dark marks & ward off the production of new ones by interfering in the melanin (colour) production process in the skin. A water-soluble derivative of Vitamin C.
Natural skin cleanser. Smoothes and softens skin. Relieves itchy skin. Gluten Free. Moisturises. Heals skin [ botanical extract ]
Persea Gratissima Avocado
Cold Pressed oil. Rich in Vitamin A/D/E, potassium & lecithin. Good source of skin repairing fatty acids. Antioxidant (UV radiation protection). Emollient. Calms itchy skin. Heals chapped skin. Replenishes dry skin. Hydrates & moisturises. No greasy residue.
Safe to use in cosmetics. Preservative. Produced naturally by many plants.
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia
Balances oil production. Toning, cleansing & gently antiseptic. It soothes skin irritations, minimizes the look of scars & other marks on the skin.
Excellent anti-oxidant. Strengthens skin against signs of redness due to its calming properties.
Moisture-retaining qualities. Antioxidant properties. Keeps skin elastic. Fights damaging free radicals that cause wrinkles & fine lines. It tames redness & soothes irritation (excellent anti-inflammatory properties). Rich in Vitamin A & amino acids. Reduces acne scars.
Cold pressed oil. Extremely high in Vitamin C as it carries 4 times the amount of vitamin C as oranges and double the amount of antioxidants as blueberries. The body uses vitamin C to metabolise protein & form collagen, which is essential for skin care & anti-ageing. Keeps the skin hydrated, firm, and younger-looking. It also contains antioxidants to nourish dry skin. It can help with eczema. Rich in gamma linolenic acid (an amino acid which are building block for proteins).
Anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and astringent properties. Hydrates skin. Powerful anti-oxidant. Reduces puffiness. Firms.
Used to treat skin conditions like acne & eczema. The root's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties can help resolve skin issues when applied topically to the skin. Antioxidant.
Safe. Conditioning agent by adding a layer of softness or improved texture to skin. Humectant (preserves water).
Derived from coconut oil & glycerin. Excellent emollient. Skin repairing. Non-sensitising. Its mix of fatty acids can be used to repair skin's surface and resist moisture loss.
Humectant. During product use, the water absorbed by the caprylyl glycol structure aids in moisture-retention in the upper layers of skin, providing a moisturising benefit. Helps attract moisture to the skin, resulting in a smoother, softer complexion with decreased wrinkles and a more plump appearance
Humectant. During product use, the water absorbed by the caprylyl glycol structure aids in moisture-retention in the upper layers of skin, providing a moisturising benefit. Helps attract moisture to the skin, resulting in a smoother, softer complexion with decreased wrinkles and a more plump appearance.
Safe to use in cosmetics. Emulsion stabilising. Gel forming. Viscosity controlling.
Daucus Carota Sativa
Steam distilled. Its warm, earthy, woody & herbaceous scent has a soothing, refreshing and grounding effect that is known to diminish feelings of fatigue, weakness, anxiety and stress. Used cosmetically, Carrot Seed Oil repairs skin damage, tones muscles and tissue. Tightens skin to prevent it from sagging.
Emollient. Emulsifier. Derived naturally from coconut fatty alcohol. A carrying agent for other ingredients.
Safe synthetic wax. Thickening agent. Emollient.
Provides scent. Antibacterial. Strong antimicrobial properties. Anti-inflammatory. Bug repellent.
Safe to use in cosmetics. AHA (alpha hydroxy acid). Protective anti-oxidant. Safe for sensitive skin. Exfoliates upper layer of dead skin cells. Clears pores. Evens skin tone. Softens & smooths skin. Naturally found in citrus fruits. Corrective Anti-ageing effects by reversing UV photo damage. Natural preservative/stabiliser
Natural. Improves scent. Improves and smoothes the skin tone. Tightens up the skin pores effectively.
Synthetic detergent & surfactant. Used to reduce static, condition the skin & hair, increase the foaming action of certain cleansing & cleaning products, and moderate the viscosity of liquids. May be plant-derived or synthetic, with either form considered safe for use in cosmetic products. It is considered low risk for sensitising skin
A common, natural alternative to conventional foaming agents & surfactants. It does not irritate or dry out the skin like other foaming agents. It can be derived from coconut & fruit sugars. Biodegradable.
Brightens skin. Improves texture. Reduces fine lines. Calming effects. Anti-ageing benefits. Anti-inflammatory. Great for treating Acne & Dark circles.After-sun care.
Contains a wide variety of beneficial nutrients for your skin, including nutrients that can help with anti-ageing treatment & prevention. The high concentration of antioxidants and intense moisturising ability help smooth fine lines for a more hydrated, youthful appearance. Organic acids such as Benzoic Acid present in cranberry seed oil fights skin irritation & inflammation. The rich Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids help to strengthen the skin's protective barrier, making it the perfect ingredient to calm inflamed and dry skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
Repairs dry and damaged skin, giving it a softer and smoother appearance. The pH-value (pH5.1 - 5.7) is identical with the human skin (which is noramlly pH4-6).
Amino acid. Builds collagen/protein blocks. Anti-ageing. Along with Vitamin C, it helps skin cells produce enzymes that protect the p53 (tumour suppresor gene). Great for acne. Powerful anti-oxidant as it helps defend against sun damage.
Deep Sea Extract. Rich in minerals. The natural home of Irish deep sea magnesium. Reduces inflammation and destresses skin. Great for eczema and psoriasis. Refreshes and calms skin. Heals and regenerates skin . Boosts collagen formation and cell renewal. Topical bioavailable magnesium which improves skin health, balances skin PH, promotes skin hydration and prevents overproduction of sebum.
Synthetic preservative. Fungicide. Bactericide.
Also known as 'glycerone'. Simple sugar saccharide for tanning products. Colour additive. Safe during pregnancy.
A lilttle helper ingredient that can boost the performance and enhance the delivery of active ingredients in a formula. It can penetrate deep layers of the skin. Primarily works as a solvent and secondarily as a viscosity decreasing (reducing thickness) agent. It can effectively penetrate the skin, because it has the ability to dissolve loose fat in the skin so that it can carry across the skin membrane. High purity solvent and carrier which offers a safe, effective delivery enhancement mechanism for active ingredients in personal care products.
Safe to use in skin care products. An aminopolycarboxylic acid. Water soluble ingredient used to grab or bind ingredients.
soothes skin ; anti-oxidant ; anti-inflammatory
Excellent solvent & carrier. Non-penetrating. Safe to use in cosmetics. Non-irritatin. Non-comedogenic when applied to skin.
Improves the texture, feel & scent. Emollient, solvent and fragrance fixative. Ethylhexyl palmitate is an ester (chemical compound derived from an acid) of 2-ethylhexyl alcohol and palmitic acid.
Very safe & a non-irritant. Conditions skin. Helps imprive appearance of skin. Mild humectant. Emollient.
Soothes. Moisturises. Hydrates. Contains high concentrations of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. These compounds possess potent anti-inflammatory properties, which may help treat & prevent acne. Evening primrose oil (EPO) comes from the seeds of the Oenothera biennis plant, which grows in North America and parts of Europe.
Found in the cell walls of plants such as rice & oats and the seeds of apples & oranges. A powerful antioxidant that works to boost the effects of other antioxidants. Anti-ageing. Helps to protect overall skin integrity by reducing the development of fine lines, spots & wrinkles.
Soothing ; Antiseptic ; Antioxidant ; aids in skin healing ; makes skin firm & radiant ; protecting & moisturising ; anti-inflammatory
Geraniol Pelargonium Gravedlens
Sweet, rose-like fragrance. Anti-inflammatory.
An acid, used in skincare formulations to help increase skin cell turnover & improve the appearance of ageing skin. It works in a similar way to AHAs and BHAs but is better for sensitive skin types. It is part of a group of acids called PHAs or polyhydroxy acid . Smoothes skin texture, helps hydration, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and helps increase skin cell turnover. Removes excess oil.
Natural sugar. A flavouring agent, humectant. Skin-conditioning agent.
Helps maintain the outer skin barrier. Prevents dryness or scaling. Humectant. Skin identical ingredient. Repairs skin
Emollient / skin conditioner . Helps to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified. It is the ester of glycerin & oleic acid. It is produced from oils that contain high concentrations of oleic acid, such as olive oil, peanut oil, teaseed oil or pecan oil. It is used as an emulsifier (mixes oil and water)
Acts as a lubricant on the skin's surface, which gives the skin a soft & smooth appearance. Slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin's surface.
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), an organic, carbon-containing molecule. Exfoliates. Fades dark spots. Reduces fine lines & wrinkles. Hydrates. Helps to separate the connections between keratinocytes [skin cells] in the outer layers of skin without rough, mechanical exfoliation techniques & promotes exfoliation so it can artificially speed up cell turnover & bring fresher, younger cells to the surface
Asian herb widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. Heals scarring and wounds. Calms inflammation. Fights free radical damage [botanical extract]
Cold pressed. Regenerating & promoting accessibility. Skin Restructuring. Hydrating. Reduces Scars & Wrinkles. Wound healing. Anti-inflammatory, ideal for the care of acne, oily and combination skin. Smoothes callused skin. Powerful antioxidant & cell membrane-protective, full of potent anti-oxidants that help diminish sun damage & reduce free-radical damage making it ideal for anti-ageing skin care. Tightens skin. Excellent carrier oil
Balances oil production. Reduces irritation. Anti-ageing. Skin-toning. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, which may help to soothe & calm the skin while also providing protection against collagen degradation and skin discolouration.
A more stable form of the fatty acid components of palm oil (it has been enriched with hydrogen, which allows it to stay solid at higher temperatures & gives a thicker texture). Emollient. Skin conditioning. Viscosity controlling
It is an oily liquid derived from vegetable oils & citric acid . It is an antioxidant, emollient & skin conditioner
A more stable form of the fatty acid components of palm oil (it has been enriched with hydrogen, which allows it to stay solid at higher temperatures and gives a thicker texture). Emollient. Skin conditioning. Viscosity controlling. An occlusive (physically prevents or delays water loss)
Also known as 'SymSave H' . Synthetic anti-oxidant. Soothing agent. A preservative booster. Anti-irritant
HPR is a new generation retinoid which delivers all the benefits of retinol without the risk of irritation. It is in a form that is quickly & easily absorbed by the skin which means it gets to work immediately, reversing signs of ageing, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and boosting collagen production. Reduction in pigmentation marks & blemishes, reducing sebum production, minimising pores & improving skin texture . Form of retinol / Vitamin A . Not suitable for pregnancy/breastfeeding ladies
Also known as Alma fruit. Brightens. Fades hyperpigmentation. Restores natural radiance. Antioxidant
It is a safe synthetic ingredient used in cosmetics and skincare products to improve the texture and feel of a formulation. Used mainly as an emollient (softens & soothes skin as well as acting as an occlusive to give a protective barrier to lock in moisture), texture enhancer & improves the feel of a product
Non-irritating & non-sensitising . Derived from the amino acid Sarcosine. Biodegradable. A colourless to light yellow oily fluid that works as an emollient (makes your skin nice & smooth) & a solvent for poorly soluble materials
Cold pressed. Anti-inflammatory. Preserves elasticity. Nourishes & rehydrates. Non-fragrant. Enhances skin barrier properties. Skin healer. Plant oil. Rich in fatty acids that the skin recognises & can use. Stimulates collagen. Protects against UV light damage
A naturally occurring carboxylic acid found in many foods. Exfoliates the skin by removing dead skin cells on the surface. Hydrates skin by enhancing its ability to moisturise itself. Hyperpigmentation fades. Fine lines & wrinkles diminish. The visible benefits are smoother, softer skin & a radiant complexion
Calms & soothes. Antioxidant. Antibacterial
Food additive. Soothes & moisturises skin. Emollient, making skin feel smooth by restoring hydration
Citrus Medica Limonum
Astringent, antibacterial, refreshing & a skin tonic
Skin cell rejuvenation. Essential amino acid for protein synthesis. Wound healing. Anti-ageing. Creates firmer more supple elasticity in skin
Improves scent. Antioxidant. Soothing ingredient
An anti-stress & soothing ingredient. Anti-inflammatory. It has a fresh, floral scent (natural ingredient)
Vitamin F. Provides moisture & “plumpness” without weighing down the skin. It fortifies & protects the skin's barrier, thereby helping to fend off UV rays & air pollutants such as smoke, both of which cause free radical activity that can result in wrinkles & signs of ageing.
α-Linolenic acid (ALA) or alpha linolenic acid is one of two essential fatty acids (EFA) that cannot be produced within the body. When applied topically, ample amount of alpha linolenic can integrate & improve the totality of the skin barrier, which can help to enhance the skin's overall appearance. Modulates the immune response of the epidermis - helpful for inflammatory skin diseases (e.g. eczema/acne)
Amino acid. Our body cannot make this amino acid. Helps build collagen. Increases elasticity & firmness. Skin healing. Great for acne. Can treat cold sores
Refines. Hydrates. Illuminates. Plant based emollient. Rich source of fatty acids & anti-inflammatory ingredients
Cold pressed and organic. Slows the development of wrinkles. Promotes tighter, more supple skin. Reduces inflammation. A natural oil extracted from marigold flowers (Calendula officinalis); antifungal, anti-inflammatory. Antibacterial benefits. Helps to heal wounds, soothe eczema, relieve acne breakouts & nappy rash.
Locks in moisture. Anti-ageing. Helps remove blockages in pores, allowing skin to breathe. Emollient (creates protective seal over skin to keep moisture in. Non-comedogenic. Lightweight. Sinks right in leaving skin supple, glowing & hydrated.
Anti-oxidant. Promotes healing skin. Improves inflammatory conditions like acne/eczema. Anti-ageing
Naturally derived fatty alcohol. Skin moisturiser & hydrator. An emollient, texture enhancer & co-emulsifier . Great for dry skin
Vitamin B3. Niacinamide helps build keratin, a type of protein that keeps your skin firm & healthy. Enhances skin barrier function. Lipid barrier as it increases ceramide & free fatty acid levels in skin preventing skin from losing water content & stimulates microcirculation in the dermis. Minimises redness & blotchiness. Minimises pore appearance and revives skin's healthy tone & texture. Regulates oil. Protects against sun damage. Treats hyperpigmentation. Minimizes fine lines & wrinkles and improves skin elasticity
Safe for use in cosmetics. Fatty alcohol produced from natural fats (non-animal) & oils. Emulsifer & opacifying agent. Lubricant. Emollient
A soft waxy substance. Emulsifier. It strengthens the skin's moisture barrier by forming a thin fatty layer on the skin's surface, which prevents moisture loss and increases overall hydration.
A peptide. Helps to improve skin elasticity, firmness & overall volume by stimulating the production of several types of Collagens (IV, VI, XVII, Laminin V and Integrin β4), which helps to give smoother skin & reduced appearance of wrinkles
Acts on the specific skin receptors & stimulates the production of collagen in our skin cells. Protects collagen. Firms & improves skin texture. Reduces the appearance of wrinkles & fine-lines. Makes skin look healthier & fresh
A humectant to help the skin retain moisture, leaving skin looking glowy, healthy & plump
Calms inflammation. Rejuvenates. Tightens pores. Exfoliating (enzyme papain)
Antioxidant. Soothes & calms dry, itchy , irritated skin. Keeps the skin looking firm & youthful. Reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. Keeps the skin smooth & plump. Hydrates & moisturises the skin without clogging pores
A polyethylene glycol derivative of a mixture of mono-, di-, and triglycerides of caprylic and capric acids with an average of 6 moles of ethylene oxide. Safe to use in cosmetics. A water loving liquid. Emulsifier. Surfactant (compounds that lower the surface tension between two liquids, between a gas & a liquid, or between a liquid & a solid)
Safe to use in cosmetics. Synthetic humectant. Excellent for mature skin. Is able to optimally bind water and supply the skin with specific moisture
Stabiliser. Preservative. Antibacterial. Can help alleviate acne. Phenoxyethanol is safer than parabens and is the current best preservative available that has been scientifically proven to be effective and safe. Found naturally occurring in green tea and chicory. For commercial purposes, phenoxyethanol has been synthetically re-created in a laboratory. This is known as making a “nature identical” chemical.
Derived from sorbitol, a natural ingredient. Improves the texture, feel, and scent of the product. It is mainly used as a surfactant, emulsifier (helps bind/mix oil & water) and fragrance ingredient
Cold pressed and organic. High levels of Vitamin C & antioxidants, which can help prevent cell damage. May boost the ability of skin to repair itself by regenerating the supporting collagen structure of the skin. Skin conditioner
Mild preservative. Extends the shelf-life of your products by preventing the growth of bacteria, fungi, and moulds. An alternative to parabens. Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid. Safe in low dosages
Hydrating. Antibacterial. Antioxidant . Can reduce skin inflammation. Prevents skin damage and acne
Safe to use in cosmetics. Can be derived naturally (from corn) or synthetically. It has hydrating properties that may leave a smooth, dewy finish. A well-tolerated ingredient, not likely to cause sensitivity. Humectant (moisture retaining), solvent (ability to dissolve) and emollient (softener)
Obtained by fermenting the pumpkin fruit with lactobacillus lactis. Vitamin A-rich pumpkin softens & smoothes thanks to its exfoliating effect. Enhanced cellular renewal
Rich in vitamins A and C, zinc, antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids. Great moisturiser for oily skin types, especially acne. Firms the skin. Anti-ageing
Natural antimicrobial preservative. Moisturises & conditions skin
Type of seaweed that's a rich source of many nutrients for skin, including the pigment Beta-carotene & the potent antioxidants zeaxanthin, lutein, which help protect skin from the visible effects of blue light exposure. Enhances the skin’s moisture barrier. Preserves elasticity. Nourishes & rehydrates
Also know as 'Rooibus Tea'. Strong antioxidant. Anti-inflammatory. Wound healing. Free radical scavenger. Anti-ageing. Evens out skin tone & increases skin radiance
Potential to form retinoic acid. Anti-ageing. Anti-oxidant. Used to counteract the appearance of dry, flaky skin. Promotes skin cell turnover, improves skin tone, helps unclog pores, helps thicken the dermis to slow down the formation of wrinkles
Protects against free radicals as an anti-oxidant. Revitalizes skin. Reduces appearance of fine line & wrinkles. Stimulates skin by increasing circulation & cell turnover
Antibacterial. Antimicrobial. Antiseptic. Beneficial for reducing acne breakouts, skin irritation & skin infections when applied topically.
Cold pressed. An excellent skin anti-ageing product with antioxidative, anti-inflammatory & skin moisturising properties to provide high protection for our skin against inflammation & environmentally induced oxidative stress (sun & pollution). The fatty acids & Vitamin A in rosehip oil moisturise the skin, promote skin regeneration & can improve skin flexibility and permeability, meaning it can improve skin texture and even reduce the appearance of acne scars or stretch marks.
Rich in antioxidants. A plant lipid (fat). Anti-inflammatory. Skin soothing. Emollient. High concentration of fatty acids & vitamins
Vitamin C. Converts to ascorbic acid when applied to skin, suggesting its efficacy may be less potent than that of ascorbic acid, making it less irritating for your skin & more stable when exposed to light & air. Fights skin ageing. Promotes a balanced healthy skin
A stable, water-soluble form of vitamin C. Ideal for anti-ageing. Boosts collagen. Anti-oxidant. Brightens uneven skin tone
Salt of benzoic acid. Safe to use in cosmetics. Preservative (mostly against fungus but also against bacteria)
Also known as salt. Thickening agent. Salt's mineral content helps restore the protective barrier in skin & helps it hold hydration
Creates a rich foam and cleanses hair & skin. Its thorough action dissolves dirt and grease effectively. Made from the fatty acids of coconut oil, it's a good palm-free alternative to sodium lauryl sulfate
Derived from natural sources such as coconut oil, palm kernel oil & fermented sugar . Mild surfactant compared to other surfactants available in the market
Derived from hyaluronic acid (in salt-form). Smaller molecular size than HA so penetrates into the deeper layers of skin (thus more hydrating). Hydrophilic, meaning it easily mixes with water. Attracts moisture into the skin (when topically appied). Reduces dryness & flaking. ECOCERT & COSMOS approved
A modified form of skin-replenishing hyaluronic acid attached to a polymer structure that keeps it within skin's uppermost layers longer, allowing for enhanced hydration. Not animal-derived. Hydrophilic, meaning it easily mixes with water. When applied topically, it attracts moisture in skin cells. This reduces dryness & flaking by increasing skin hydration. Compared to high molecular weight HA, sodium hyaluronate can provide a greater hydrating effect.
Also known as 'lye'. Establishes & holds the pH level (highly alkaline)
A superior humectant moisturiser with over twice the water holding ability than Glycerin. It replenishes moisture by attracting & retaining water within the skin, preventing it from becoming dehydrated, dry & flaky.
Synthetic form (as can also be animal derived). Helps skin remain soft & pliable. Moisturiser. Anti-microbial. Effective emulsifier. Stabilises the water phase of moisturisers and other skincare products that contain hydrating ingredients
Sweetener . A thickener. Humectant. Conditioning agent for the skin, preventing moisture loss from the skin
Vegan/ Olive plant derived. Superb emollient. Powerful anti-ageing properties . Non-greasy. Provides surface hydration without clogging pores . Mega hydrator as acts like a barrier locking in moisture locked to keep skin supple & plump for longer. Softens & soothes skin. Balances oil production (provides just enough moisture to keep skin clear & healthy). Great for eczema/acne prone skin conditions. Anti-inflammatory. Protects against environmental damage
A fatty acid found in various animal & plant fats. A major component of cocoa butter & shea butter
Skin conditioning agent, smoothing and softening the skin. It has a great skin-feel. Emollient. Hydrates the skin. Sugar ester (sucrose + palmitic acid) that works as a natural emulsifier (helps oil and water to mix). Sucrose is derived from sugar cane & the sugar beet.
The ester of the natural substance stearic acid & sucrose (sugar), sucrose stearate works in cosmetics as an emollient, emulsifier & cleansing agent.
Cold pressend and organic . Particularly beneficial for dry, dehydrated, or environmentally compromised skin because its linoleic acid content helps skin synthesise its own lipids (fats), including ceramides, visibly repairing its barrier and leading to smoother, healthier-looking skin. Non-volatile, non-fragrant plant oil used as an emollient in cosmetics. Sunflower seed oil’s 60% (on average) linoleic acid content has the ability to help replenish, strengthen & soothe skin. Also contains other beneficial fatty acids skin can use, including oleic, palmitic, stearic, and a small amount of omega-3 linolenic acid. A natural calming effect on skin, so can be helpful for reducing signs of skin stress or irritation. Research on infants with atopic dermatitis has shown that topical sunflower oil is a viable ingredient to alternate with topical steroids normally prescribed to control symptoms of this skin disorder.
It is derived from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, commonly used in wine-making and baking. Enzyme found in all living cells. Very important antioxidant defense against oxidative stress in the body. Protects skin from free radical damage. Prevents visible signs of ageing. Helps repair signs of ageing by promoting a youthful complexion, encouraging resilient skin
Cold pressed and organic. Anti-inflammatory. Anti-bacterial. This soothing oil could be beneficial for ailments such as acne, psoriasis, scarring, sunburn, eczema, joint aches and pains, athlete's foot, as well as nail infections. An active ingredient rich in fatty acids, which can help keep skin moisturised. It contains antioxidants, which fight against damage from free radicals
Intense brightening. Clarifies skin. Reduces dark spots. A polysaccharide that moisturises & smoothes the skin. It improves the skin's elasticity & leaves an extremely pleasant velvety feeling on the skin
Natural AHA (alpha hydroxy acid). Soothing agent. Antioxidant. Anti-inflammatory. Anti-bacterial. Anti-fungal. Hydrating. Maintains skin elasticity. Wound healing. Boosts collagen formation/ builds connective tissue. Increases skin radiance. Tightens & refines pores & skin. Cleansing agent
TAUT is also marketed under the name Syn-Hycan (Center Chem). A tripeptide with anti-ageing effects in skin. In its product form it is combined with water, glycerine & magnesium chloride. Boosts the synthesis of hyaluronic acid in the skin (up to 300% based on in-vitro tests) that is important for proper skin hydration
Stabiliser. To enhance & preserve the formulation's ingredients. Acts as a heavy metal chelating (binding) agent. A synthetic chelating agent that has a natural origin (made by reacting a metal ion from a soluble metal salt with an organic acid or its salt)
Eco-friendly. Also known as 'aspartic acid', it is a plant-derived water softener. Non-irritating
Amino acid . Helps reduce wrinkles. Moisturising. Tyrosine is also thought to stimulate fibroblasts to make more collagen when it is paired with ascorbic acid.
Essential amino acid. Great skin hydrator. Essential in humans as our body cannot synthesise it. Building blocks of peptides & proteins (and skin resilience). Anti-ageing. Skin tightening effect
Pro-vitamin B5. Alcohol form of Vitamin B pantotheic acid. Improves skin barrier function. Maintains proliferation of fibroblasts (cells that create collagen). Humectant (able to attract & hold moisture). Antioxidant
Anti-oxidant (fights free radicals). Skin Healing. Helps support immune system & skin health. Reduces UV damage. The active form is alpha-tocopherol. A fat soluble. Made from soy beans
Brightens. Reduces hyperpigmentation (It carries a unique combination of polyphenols which work hard as tyrosinase inhibitors which naturally suppress melanin production, reduces the appearance of dark spots and lightens and brightens the complexion naturally). Skin firming. Regenerates
Provides gentle exfoliation for more radiant skin. Helps reduce acne and excess oil. Helps reduce signs of aging and the appearance of wrinkles. Refines pores and minimizes pore size. Helps alleviate conditions such as psoriasis, eczema & rosacea.
Reduces acne & oily skin. Soothes puffy eyes & sunburn