Allantoin increases the water content of cells, helping to deliver supple skin, promote cell longevity and natural recovering of skin. This encourages cells' natural power to renew, slowing down signs of aging and getting rid of sallow skin, as well as tackle blemish scars.
Aloe Vera has been historically used in cosmetics to provide a protective layer to the skin which helps to retain moisture and reduce scarring from blemishes. Packed with beta carotene, as well as Vitamins C and E, Aloe Vera is also an ingredient that aids in anti-aging and improving skin elasticity.
Arbutin’s active component releases slowly in skin which allows it to be less irritating than other skin-lightening agents. It is hence great for sensitive skin. Also, Arbutin lightens age spots and brightens skin tone, and prevents the formation of melanin.
Known as the powerhouse of antioxidants, Burdock Root has long been used to improve dry and irritated skin conditions. The calming and hydrating properties of the root can further help to reduce redness when it's applied topically to the skin.
Ceramides are essential in retaining your skin’s moisture, building a natural barrier that locks in hydration for a supple complexion. If your skin lacks ceramides, you’ll start to see dry skin and wrinkles appear. Ceramide levels also dip considerably as one ages, so it’s important to use skincare that contains a sufficient amount of ceramides to ‘top up’ what your skin lacks.
Like Calendula, Chamomile is widely known for its skin soothing properties. However, it’s also an effective conditioning agent and skin rejuvenator that greatly helps dry skin.
If you experience uncomfortably tight, taut skin caused by dryness or are prone to flaky skin that shows up beneath your makeup, you’ll be glad to know that chamomilla extracts will help to restore supple skin in no time!
Centella Asiatica is a tropical plant native to Southeast Asia. Also known as 'Gotu Kola', it’s been utilized as a medicinal herb to treat ailments like psoriasis, varicose ulcers, eczema, lupus, and leprosy. It is considered beneficial as it is composed of saponins and also includes fatty acids, beta carotene, flavonoids, vitamin B, vitamin C, and amino acids.
Found primarily in anti-aging and sun-care products, Centella Asiatica has been found to encourage collagen production, calm inflammation, speed wound healing, stimulate new cell growth, and improve blood circulation. It can also increase antioxidant levels in newly formed tissue.
Like its namesake, citric acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits and commonly used to slough off dead skin cells to encourage cell regeneration. It’s also an antioxidant that combats early signs of aging such as small wrinkles and mild pigmentation, and helps to brighten the skin—perfect for those looking to keep yourself looking youthful and energetic!
Here’s a soothing skincare ingredient that everyone knows and loves. Cucumbers are rich in a horde of vitamins, minerals and nutrients with a pH value that is identical with our skin – providing multiple skin healing benefits regardless of skin type.
As cucumber contains polysaccharides, they create a hydrating barrier to trap moisture on your skin, while acting as an agent that calms sensitive skin. Vitamin K found in cucumber extracts further helps to repair dry and damaged skin, keeping it strong, healthy and hydrated.
CoEnzyme Q10 functions as a strong antioxidant that neutralize harmful free radicals, protects the skin from damaging UV rays, harsh environmental exposure and daily stress. Also, Coenzyme Q10 has a small molecular size that penetrates easily into skin to purify and refresh skin's surface.
Geranium Oil allows skin to feel firmer and diminish the appearance of aging, wrinkled, dry skin. It has the power to fight key signs of aging by smoothing out fine lines, wrinkles and improving skin's look of firmness, elasticity and dullness.
Glycolic Acid is the smallest of all acids, yet is the one that produces superior results. Glycolic Acid helps to eliminate the build-up of oils and dead skin cells on your skin. In doing so, pores are unclogged to prevent future blemishes. Glycolic Acid also works to regenerate collagen, thicken epidermis and dermis, and even helps to even out skin tone.
What concentration should be used on skin?
Studies have shown Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic Acid is one of the variations of AHA) to be most effective at concentrations above 8%. Concentrations above 15 – 20% are generally best left to be administered by qualified specialists because of side effects that may be associated with their use. Concentrations below 8% are a good way to gradually introduce an AHA into your regimen, without over-sensitizing skin. While cleansers and toners formulated with AHA are certainly useful, you’ll get the most benefit from serums, creams and lotions because they remain on the skin longer.
A rich antioxidant that has anti-aging properties and could boost the immune response in skin cells to protect from external toxins. Furthermore, the EGCG found in green tea also has shown improvement in battling acne and oily skin in various studies. According to research, the rich amount of polyphenols in Green Tea, when applied to skin, help to reduce sebum secretion, which can lead to acne. Polyphenols further help to slow skin's aging process, maintain the elasticity and vitality of the skin, and improve its radiance.
Green Tea is generally suitable for all skin types especially combination, oily, blemish-prone skin, and skin that is dealing with pre-mature aging.
An amino acid complex that increases the efficacy of hydration products and helps the skin to retain up to 10x moisture. Also, Hyaluronic Acid helps to stimulate collagen production which contributes to anti-aging benefits for the skin.
Lactic Acid is known to be hydrating and great at increasing the natural barrier lipids in the outer layer of skin that helps to reduce fine lines. It also contains brightening and lightening properties that fade post-blemish dark spots; and its renowned oil-control properties that keep pimples at bay!
What concentration should be used on skin?
Studies have shown Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Lactic Acid is one of the variations of AHA) to be most effective at concentrations above 8%. Concentrations above 15 – 20% are generally best left to be administered by qualified specialists because of side effects that may be associated with their use. Concentrations below 8% are a good way to gradually introduce an AHA into your regimen, without over-sensitizing skin. While cleansers and toners formulated with AHA are certainly useful, you’ll get the most benefit from serums, creams and lotions because they remain on the skin longer.
You’ve probably heard about apple and other fruit essential oils being used in skincare products, but you may not be familiar with the use of Malus Domestica fruit cell culture extract. Malus Domestica fruit cell culture extract is a powerful, anti-aging skincare ingredient that comes from the rare Uttwiler Spätlauber – otherwise known as Swiss Apple. In many ways, it is an even more powerful ingredient than the essential oils that are so popular.
Malus Domestica fruit cell culture extract serves as skin conditioners - it leaves your skin softer, smoother and stronger than it was before. Application of products with these extracts helps to maintain healthy skin at any age, reducing the appearance of aged and damaged skin.
They are rich in antioxidants. Like skin conditioning, antioxidants are important for your skin. However, they become even more important as your skin goes through the aging process. Antioxidants fight free radicals, which are behind many common skincare issues such as fine lines and wrinkles. Eating and drinking antioxidants rich fruits and juices are beneficial to your skin but you get even better results when you use a topical product with antioxidant-rich ingredients, such as Malus Domestica fruit cell culture extract, in the formula.
Swiss Apple Stem Cell is suitable for dry, normal to combination skin types, and it is gentle on sensitive, irritated skin too.
Also known as Vitamin B3, niacinamide is an effective ingredient with various benefits that range from pore minimizing qualities to the reduction of fine lines and dullness. Here are some of its many amazing features:
Minimizes pores, lines and wrinkles – Improves your skin’s lipid barrier and increases cell differentiation, producing more collagen and elastin in your skin so you have a youthful-looking complexion with refined pores.
Prevents moisture loss – When your skin’s epidermal lipid barrier is improved, it works better in retaining your skin’s moisture level and prevents Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL). Skin then becomes well-hydrated and strong.
Prevents redness and blotchiness – Improves your skin’s structure, which leads to the reduction of redness (especially helpful for those with inflamed blemishes), blotchiness, as well as sensitivity caused by environmental factors.
Reduces hyperpigmentation – Suppresses melanin caused by frequent UV rays—so you have less freckles and age spots.
Rids dull and sallow skin – Reverses the signs of aging and tired skin by reducing the negative impact of oxidative stress.
Niacinamide has been widely researched as a beneficial ingredient for oily / acne-prone skin. It helps to regulate the amount of oil that your skin produces, keeps your complexion matte and reduces the appearance of clogged, enlarged pores.
Our Coconut oil is organically derived and composed primarily of nourishing fatty acids. It contains vitamin E and healthy fats, which helps to make skin smooth. Coconut Oil is also well known for helping to reduce inflammation, keeping skin moisturized and helping to heal wounds.
Also known as Panthenol, Pro-Vitamin B5 is a gentle, water-binding vitamin that attracts and retains skin moisture, and deeply penetrates the skin to plump up fine lines, hydrate and regenerate the skin.
We obtain the powerful antioxidant, Resveratrol from Black Mulberries. Topical application of Resveratrol helps to slow down different signs of aging such as wrinkles and dullness. Its hydrating properties further calm and soothe irritated skin. It also helps to prevent the synthesis of melanin for clearer, brighter and younger-looking skin.
Resveratrol is usually suitable for all skin types especially dry, hyper-pigmented skin.
Rich in Vitamin A, which is known to help fight against age spots and wrinkles, rosehip is great for anti-aging. It's also packed with molecules that are small enough to penetrate deep layers of the skin, improving moisture and collagen levels, while reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
Pronounced “ho-ho-bar”, jojoba seed oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) plant. Interestingly, while it’s called an oil, the ingredient is actually a liquid plant wax that is commonly used in skincare—especially in moisturizers—as it penetrates skin easily to improve skin elasticity, and also reduces wrinkles, stretch marks, and lightens dark spots. As an emollient, jojoba also soothes skin and calms redness. Perfect for people who want to prep skin before makeup and not cover up with a lot of foundation.
A strong hydrating agent that penetrates deep into the epidermis to restore elasticity, balance skin's acid mantle and replenish moisture. Squalane is an ingredient backed by studies on its powerful anti-aging properties that help skin to age gracefully.
Squalane provides essential plant derived nutrients that encourage cell turnover and increase collagen production. This is vital for skin that is regularly exposed to chemical laden cleanser or pore clogging concealers that disrupt skin's ability to breathe and shed dead skin. Squalane also protects skin from damaging UV rays, pollution and further helps to retain skin moisture.
Vitamin C helps to combat harmful free radicals to protect the skin from damaging UV rays and the appearance of future discolouration. Also, it's derivatives could penetrate easily into the skin to deliver multiple benefits of vitamin C which includes boosting skin's natural power to amplify collagen, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and elimination of skin blotchiness.
For oily or normal skin, L-ascorbic acid is the most potent form of Vitamin C and can be the most beneficial, while for dry and sensitive skin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, a fat-soluble Vitamin C, is less irritating and more stable than pure Vitamin C (which means it is suitable for skin that's extremely sensitive). For acne-prone skin, there is research showing that Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, a water-soluble Vitamin C, can inhibit factors that cause breakouts while working to rid dark spots.
This antioxidant helps to keep your skin from pollutants while helping to improve skin health and fade pigmentation as it’s essential in the processing of Vitamin A. The latter is included in many skincare products like retinoids and specifically targets dark spots. Without Vitamin E, your body is unable to absorb Vitamin A properly, making your retinoids ineffective!
Additionally, Vitamin E is a wonderful antioxidant with properties that neutralize harmful free radicals, protect the skin from pollution and damaging UV rays. Vitamin E further helps to enhance skin's natural healing process and prevents trans-epidermal water loss.
Vitamin E is usually suitable for all skin types considering that it's a naturally occurring substance in the body.
Wild yam is filled with steroid saponins—naturally occurring plant molecules that have a whole suite of antioxidant and beneficial properties for our skin. Diosgenin found in wild yam extracts are also great in improving the epidermal thickness of skin hence reducing the look of lines, wrinkles and sagging skin, reducing pigmentation, plus soothing irritated and sensitive skin. Skin will have more bounce and radiance.