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Adaptogen Blend (Holy Basil, Reishi Mushroom, Goji Berry, Milk thistle, Marshmallow Root Extract, & Acai Berry) – Protects and mediate the body’s response to stressors. This group of ingredients help mediate the signs of internal and external stress on the skin.  

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice – Quenches thirsty skin more effectively than water. With incredible healing properties, aloe enhances the nourishing properties of other ingredients and provides a calming sensation to sensitive skin. 

Aloe Butter – Created from pure aloe extract, this butter is attributed with containing all of aloe vera’s skin soothing, anti-inflammatory properties. Known to be rich in vitamins A, C, E, B, B12, folic acid, and choline, it is high in antioxidants and helps rejuvenate skin. 

Aloe Vera – Quenches thirsty skin more effectively than water alone. With incredible healing properties, aloe enhances the nourishing properties of the cream and provides and additional calming sensation to sensitive skin.

Amorphophallus Konjac Root Extract – Known to contain high concentrations of glucomannan, a natural hydrator that has similar moisturizing capabilities as hyaluronic acid. It is also rich in essential vitamins, minerals, proteins, lipids, and fatty acids. 

Apricot Kernel Oil – Emollient derived from apricot seeds. This fruit oil is known to contain skin-loving sterols and the calming benefits of oleic acid. It is also known to be a reliable source of the antioxidant vitamin E. 

Arbutin – lightens dark spots on the skin and promotes an even, radiant skin tone. It is known to be ideal for sensitive skin types and is effective at fading scars.

Arginine – A semi-essential amino acid that is one of the primary building blocks of collagen. It’s a natural moisturizing factor and skin hydrator.

Avocado Butter – Produced from the flesh of the avocado fruit and known to be rich in vitamins A, D, and E, unsaturated fatty acids, and lecithin. It is known to help hydrate and brighten skin while helping to soothe itchy skin. 

Beeswax – Made by bees, this natural substance is known to be a miracle worker when it comes to thickening with its emollient properties. Attributed with having anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that are known to help fight chapped skin and bacterial infections—this wax is known to form a protective wall by sealing in moisture without clogging pores. Beeswax is also known to contain vitamin A which is known to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots while helping to rehydrate and reconstruct damaged skin cells. 

Blueberry Fruit Extract – Rich source of vitamins A, C, and E to promote youthful-looking skin and help brighten dullness. 

Borage Seed Oil – A non-fragrant plant oil that contains gamma linolenic acid and other essential fatty acids for skin barrier health. 

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter – Helps retain moisture and lessen the loss of water by forming a barrier on the skin's surface. 

Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract – Contains healing compounds that are known to provide antioxidant protection, soothe and calm the skin, and reduce discomfort. 

Camellia Japonica Seed Oil – Rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, this oil rapidly absorbs into the skin to provide a luminous glow. Also contains vitamins A, B, D, and E, potent antioxidants that are clinically shown to soothe skin, boost collagen, minimize water loss, and reduce wrinkles. 

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract – Potent antioxidant that is known to be rich in vitamins A, C, and E and contain a high concentration of polyphenols, it neutralizes free radicals from UVA/UVB exposure. It is ideal for sensitive skin types that are prone to redness and has been shown to be beneficial for controlling acne and sebum production.  

Caprylic Triglyceride – An effective, fatty-acid rich emollient that helps to reduce dryness by decreasing the loss of moisture. 

Carnauba Wax – Derived from palm tree leaves, this natural, hard wax is known to be used as a thickening agent. It's also known to be hypoallergenic. 

Centella asiatica leaf extract – Contains potent antioxidant properties and is known to be a rich source of amino acids.   

Ceramides – Essential structural components of the cellular membrane and are responsible for the healthy formation and appearance of the epidermis. These plant-derived ceramides can visibly repair and strengthen skin’s barrier, improve hydration channels in skin, and interrupt factors in skin that trigger signs of sensitivity, dryness, and dullness. They are important ingredients for a healthy skin barrier. 

Circadian Dermablend – Protects the skin from damage induced by UV light and activates repair activity by normalizing disturbed circadian rhythm. This compound is clinically proven to have an anti-wrinkle effect, boost skin elasticity, and normalize circadian rhythm.

Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract – Helps shield skin from an imbalance of naturally occurring substances on skin's surface. 

Cocoa Butter – Used as an emollient, Cocoa Butter is derived from cocoa beans and contains antioxidant polyphenols. It’s known to be high in fatty acids which help hydrate and nourish the skin while being attributed to helping improve elasticity. It is also known to contain the natural plant compounds phytochemicals, vitamin E, and vitamin K. 

Coconut Oil – Extracted from coconuts, this oil is attributed with being rich in fatty acids which help replenish skin, keeping it looking healthy and young. It is known to contain antioxidant properties which help defend skin from pollution while helping to diminish signs of aging. It's known to be high in saturated fat content which moisturizes dehydrated skin and is known to contain lauric acid which has antibacterial, anti-viral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract – An antioxidant that is known to help de-puff the undereye area and temporarily improve swelling.  

Collagen Aquaporin – Clinically proven to reduce water loss, increase aquaporin activity, fortify the skin barrier, and provide immediate and long lasting moisturization.

Corallina Officinalis Extract – Known to be a rich source of polysaccharides that helps to enhance the skin’s barrier function and improve skin’s moisture retention. 

Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract – A polyphenolic antioxidant rich in curcumin, it has been shown to offset the visible signs of environmental damage and help to calm the skin. 

Elderberry Fruit Extract – Promotes radiant, even skin and has anti-aging and free radical fighting properties.  

Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract – Also known as acai, it has powerful antioxidant and protective properties, plus effective moisturizing and calming benefits. It has been shown to minimize redness and is rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E.  

Evening Primrose Oil – Soothes and moisturizes the skin and works to enhance elasticity. It also promotes a radiant, clear, rejuvenated complexion and addresses the appearance of roughness, wrinkles, redness, dryness, and irritation. 

Galactoarabinan – A natural polysaccharide derived from Larch trees. It has been shown to reduce TEWL and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It has also been known to enhance the efficacy of other skincare ingredients, such as AHAs and SPF. 

Glutathione – a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to be effective at lightening dark spots on the skin and promoting an even skin tone.

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract – Skin-soothing antioxidant that is particularly beneficial for sensitive skin and is known to be effective in treating uneven skin tone. 

Grape Seed Oil – Derived from grapes, this plant oil is used as an emollient and known to have strong antioxidant properties. Easily absorbed by skin and attributed with being high in linoleic acid, it is known to help improve skin’s elasticity, moisture, softness, and resilience. Known to be rich in vitamin E, vitamin C, and vitamin D—all of which help in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and scars, as well as tightening skin—this oil is known to help skin retain its normal structure, diminishing the appearance of stretch marks. 

Grapefruit Oil – Known as an antioxidant-rich oil containing vitamin C, vitamin A, and lycopene, this fruit oil is known to help fight the appearance of cellulite because it is attributed to the flow of toxins, wastes, and old fat cells to sites of elimination. 

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil – Nourishing oil known to be rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins A, C, D, and E.  

Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract – Hydrolyzed rice bran proteins that have strong rejuvenation and regeneration properties. Its mechanism of action seems to involve strengthening of the skin structure, support of the epidermal/dermal junction and healing of the skin barrier. 

Jojoba Oil – Derived from a perennial shrub, this non-fragrant, natural oil is rich in fatty acids and used as an emollient. It’s known to help enhance skin’s restorative properties and helps soothe skin. It is also known to contain vitamin E, vitamin B complex, and zinc. 

Kalahari Melon Seed Oil – Intensely hydrates while helping to clarify pores, making it ideal for sensitive and acne-prone skin types. Known to contain omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, vitamins A, B, and E, and a host of minerals such as magnesium, iron, copper, and potassium. 

Macadamia Seed Oil – A highly nourishing oil rich in oleic acid that helps firm the skin and provides a bright, youthful glow.  

Mango Butter – Used as an emollient, mango butter is plant-based and known to be a rich source of fatty acids. Known to contain vitamin C which helps boost and brighten skin, and vitamin A which helps increase the skin’s youthful appearance. Mango butter is also attributed with supporting the creation of a protective barrier for the skin. 

Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract – An antioxidant that is known to be effective at neutralizing some of the more damaging free radicals. 

Micro-algae Plankton Extract – A healing blend of Plankton extract and Lecithin inspired by microalgae isolated in extreme oxidative conditions. This blend is clinically proven to rapidly boost elasticity and firmness and restore the skin matrix by actively increasing collagen, elastin, and the skin intrinsic growth factors. This ingredient combo helps promote skin renewal and barrier function strengthening.

Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract – An adaptogenic herb that is known to help mediate the signs of internal and external stress on the skin. 

Olive Oil – Derived from olives, this fruit oil is known to contain essential fatty acids and the emollient squalene which are known to be beneficial for dry skin. 

Orange Essential Oil – Pressed-derived from oils of orange peel, this citrus oil is known to be antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Attributed with increasing the ability to absorb vitamin C, increase collagen production, and blood flow. 

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil – Known to help improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and enhance the skin’s natural regeneration and moisture retention. It contains essential fatty acids, nutrients, and vitamins (such as vitamins B and E) and is effective at protecting the skin from environmental aggressors. This oil is also beneficial for improving the visual signs of aging. 

Pearl Powder – Promotes bouncier skin, helps to reduce the appearance of pores, and helps improves skin tone and texture. 

PhytoCide Elderberry – Known to have potent antioxidant properties, this berry-derived ingredient is attributed with being an effective natural alternative to traditionally used preservatives in cosmetics. It is also known to be rich in a variety of phytonutrients that exhibit both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Prickly Pear Oil – Prickly pear is ideal for skin protection and the prevention of premature aging due to environmental stress. This ingredient is clinically proven to prepare the skin to fight external aggressions by conditioning cells, thanks to a faster Heat Shock Proteins (HSP) synthesis, and repair the skin by stimulating its natural repairing system

Pomegranate Seed Oil – Known to be rich in amino acids, antioxidants and vitamin C, it helps protect against environmental stressors and free radical damage, plus delivers intense moisture to improve your skin’s protective barrier. 

Purple Orchid Flower Extract – A natural humectant that preserves skin’s moisture to condition and soften the skin. Known to be rich in essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc. 

Rosa Canina Fruit Oil – Known to be rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which are integral for skin regeneration 

Rosehip Oil – One of the most highly used ingredients in our products, this non-fragrant emollient plant oil is attributed with antioxidant properties as it contains skin-calming phytosterols plus several rich fatty acids, primarily linolenic acids, which are known to help protect and replenish the skin’s vital barrier. It is also known to contain vitamin C and vitamin A. 

Rosemary Leaf Extract – An antioxidant with clarifying properties that helps protect against free radical damage and combat the effects of environmental stressors on the skin.  

Sage Leaf Extract – Known to be rich in vitamin A and calcium, this oil has clarifying and reparative properties. It also contains antioxidants that work to combat signs of free radical damage. 

Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil – Also known as seaberry, this oil is known to be a good source of vitamin C, vitamin E, and various B vitamins. 

Shea Nut Butter – Used as an emollient, this plant lipid is extracted from the nuts of the shea (karite) tree. It is known to be rich in antioxidants and fatty acids. Shea butter helps create a protective barrier on the skin that helps slow water loss while also strengthening the skin due to it being attributed to containing anti-inflammatory properties and vitamin K. Aides in collagen production due to it being attributed with containing vitamin A and vitamin E. 

Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract – Contains soothing properties and works to clarify. Also features a host of vitamins, minerals, and contains phytonutrients with antioxidant activity. 

Soy Lecithin Liquid – Extracted from raw soybeans, this liquid is known to have a high concentration of vitamin E and is attributed with acting as an antioxidant to help prevent the effects of free radicals on the skin and helps stimulate collagen. It is also known to contain fatty acids and acts as an emulsifier for the formula. 

Sweet Almond Oil – Derived from almond seeds, this non-fragrant oil is used as an emollient and known to contain skin-replenishing ingredients and fatty acids. 

Tsubaki Oil – Known to be rich in omega-3 and -6 fatty acids and vitamins A, B, D, and E. This oil rapidly absorbs into the skin.

Turmeric Root Extract – Contains potent antioxidants to protect against environmental stressors. It is commonly recognized as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent.  

Watermelon Seed Oil – Rich in essential omega-6 and -9 fatty acids and vitamins A and E. This oil helps to heal dry, chapped and cracked skin, to restore moisture to the skin. 

 

 

 

GLOSSARY

Antioxidants – Antioxidants are known to be naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, like vitamins A, C, E, and green tea, that protect your skin against free radicals. Some antioxidants are also known to help brighten skin, calm irritation, and smooth fine lines. 

Bakuchiol – Naturally derived retinol-alternative treatment to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while sealing in hydration by boosting collagen production.

Bioplasma – Clinically proven to increase the vitality of cells, and repair + detoxify cells. Also effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and hydrating the epidermis at a cellular level.

Choline – An essential nutrient and organic water-soluble compound, it is known to be most beneficial when ingested. 

Emollient – Lubricating agent that helps keep skin hydrated longer by preventing water loss. Emollients also help soften and soothe skin. Shea butter, cocoa butter and fatty acids are examples of emollients. 

Fatty Acids – Known to serve as the essential building blocks of the skin’s surface layers, these acids are known to create a healthier, younger-looking complexion while helping to increase hydration and deliver antioxidants. 

Flavonoid – Structurally, flavonoids are a type of polyphenol, a group of molecules in plants that help enhance skin cell growth, fight against infection, and protect skin against damage caused by UV radiation. 

Ferulic Acid – Protective antioxidant that has been shown to reduce the visual signs of aging, such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

Folic Acid – Also known as vitamin B9, folic acid plays a vital role in helping to maintain skin’s natural beauty. Its antioxidants are known to help reduce levels of oxidative stress in the skin, as well as help neutralize harmful free radicals. It is also known to help provide increased hydration by bolstering the skin’s barrier function. 

Glycerin – An effective humectant that has incredible water absorbing properties to ensure that the skin stays thoroughly moist and hydrated. It is known to improve skin barrier function to keep your skin’s surface soft and supple. 

Hyaluronic Acid – The HA in this complex is cross-linked and fermented, helping your skin maintain long-term hydration. The water-binding capacity of cross-linked hyaluronic acid is 5x greater than high molecular weight hyaluronic acid

Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate – Penetrates into the skin to hydrate and restore from the inside. 

Kefiran – A fermented active, with probiotic benefits, that is clinically proven to significantly increase moisture, hydration, firmness, and elasticity while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also helps repair and strengthen the skin’s barrier and microbiome. 

Lauric Acid – A fatty acid found in coconut oil and palm kernel oil. Known to be used in skin care because of its moisturizing and acne fighting abilities. 

Lecithin – A substance naturally found in plants, it is made of fatty acids and is known to work as an emulsifier, meaning it suspends fats and oils and keeps them from mixing with other substances. 

Linoleic Acid – Used as an emollient and thickening agent, this unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid is known to work as a skin restorative and an antioxidant. 

Lycopene – Plant-based, lycopene helps combat skin-damaging free radicals and helps assist in metabolic functions related to growth and repair. 

Niacinamide – This ingredient is said to enhance skin tone, improve texture, even the complexion, and reduce the appearance of acne. It is a structural building block for many of your skin’s essential processes and is important for building keratin, increasing aquaporin activity, and enhancing the ceramide lipid barrier. 

Oleic Acid – Fatty acid derived from plant oil is known to enhance texture and is used as a cleansing agent. 

Palmitic Acid – This fatty acid is found naturally in skin and has many functions in cosmetics. In moisturizers, it is a trusted emollient. 

Phytochemicals – Derived from chemical compounds found in plants, they are known to help improve blood flow to the skin and help slow skin-aging by protecting against damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays. 

Phytosterol – Found in plant foods, phytosterol is a cholesterol-like molecule. Phytosterols from soy help replenish skin. 

Polyglutamic Acid – Increases skin’s hydration through extrinsic (humectant) and intrinsic modes (production of natural moisturizing factor) of action, which can provide immediate as well as long-term moisturizing effects.   

Polyphenols – A group of about 4,000 antioxidants, polyphenols are known to naturally protect plants from the strong, damaging UV rays of the sun. They are also known to help repair and rejuvenate skin and help reverse the signs of aging. 

Propanediol – Enhances the absorption of other ingredients.  

Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate – Provides hydration and helps repair damaged skin. 

Sodium Hyaluronate – Holds water on the skin’s surface to nourish the skin. 

Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer – Forms a protective, dense film on the skin’s surface to reduce water loss from the inside while also providing 24-hour moisture and anti-pollution/anti-UV abilities

Squalane – The saturated portion of emollient ingredient squalene, which is a natural component of human skin oil. It is known to be a trusted moisturizing ingredient and a source of replenishing fatty acids and antioxidants. 

Triglycerides – Emollient and thickening agent. 

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate - An oil-soluble, stabilized Vitamin C derivative that is clinically proven to reduce discoloration and increase collagen production. As a potent antioxidant, it also helps protect skin from sun damage and has even been shown to help treat acne. 

Vitamin A – In the form of retinol and retinoic acid, topical vitamin A is known to help fight wrinkles and stimulate collagen production. It is often known to be a dermatologist’s go-to recommendation for combating signs of aging. 

Vitamin B Complex – Composed of eight B vitamins, including B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folic acid), and B12 (cobalamin). It is known to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 

Vitamin C – Known to provide a range of benefits, including evening out your skin tone, shielding skin from the visible impacts of pollution, improving hydration, and keeping your skin looking younger, longer. Vitamin C is also known to help boost your skin’s collagen to help firm and plump skin while smoothing out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Vitamin D – In addition to overall health, vitamin D is known to play an integral role in skin protection and rejuvenation. Known to contribute to skin cell growth, repair, and maintain metabolism, Vitamin D is also known to optimize the skin’s immune system and helps destroy free radicals that may cause premature aging. 

Vitamin E – Antioxidant known to help fight free radicals. 

Vitamin E Acetate – A specific form of vitamin E found in skin care products and dietary supplements—it is known for its antioxidant properties. It is attributed with helping protect your skin from the damage of free radicals. It is also known to help provide moisture and strengthen skin’s protective barrier to prevent moisture loss 

Vitamin E Tocopherol – The purest form of vitamin E, this antioxidant plays a key role in neutralizing free radicals, moisturizing the skin, and improving the appearance of skin aging. 

Vitamin K – Used to help minimize and heal bruises by strengthening capillaries in the skin. 

Zinc – Known to be soothing and acts as an antioxidant. 

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