POWER INGREDIENTS GLOSSARY

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Acacia (Acacia Senegal Gum)

A smoothing cosmetic stabilizer derived from the African acacia Senegal tree, this natural ingredient has anti-inflammatory, astringent and antibacterial properties.

Acai Berries EHG

An amazing trio including hydrating water, the famous and powerful antioxidant rich Acai fruit extract and moisturizing rich/moisture attracting glycerin.

Acai Phenolics

A native fruit of the forests of Brazil, the Acai berry is recognized as one of the most nutritious foods in the world. Rich in numerous vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids, among many other nutrients, the acai berry packs quite a punch in a small package! One of its most important qualities is its tremendous provision of anthocyanins and other phenolics and phyto nutrients. These compounds afford potent antioxidant protection, helping to neutralize potentially harmful free radicals. This protective activity offers anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and cardio health benefits, along with potential protection against many cancer-causing agents. Treat yourself to a big boost of nutrition from the little Acai berry!

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline®)

This molecule is a breakthrough moisturizing peptide compound that soothes skin as it produces a smoother appearance. A non-toxic, non-irritant compound, it modulates the excessive stimulation of the facial muscles, relaxing facial tension to reduce the depth of already formed wrinkles. Better known by its brand name of Argireline®, it is chemically related to the peptides which are used in Botox®. However, whereas Botox® is injected into the skin to produce the anti-aging result, products containing acetyl hexapeptide-8 are smoothed onto the surface of the skin to produce anti-aging results from the outside.

Algae Extract

A gift from the sea, algae is packed with essential vitamins and minerals that nourish and restore skin. Antioxidant-rich and detoxifying, algae protects from free radical damage while improving skin vitality by enhancing cellular turnover. Hydrating and conditioning, algae helps skin get its glow on.

Alistin P5

A powerful universal antioxidant, Alistin P5 both prevents and repairs damage to the skin. Classified as a peptide but far superior to most in strength, this pseudodipeptide from Monaco is lauded for reducing oxidative stress - such as pollution and damaging UVA and UVB rays - to the skin.

Allantoine

Allantoine is known for its moisturizing, protecting and healing qualities. Benefits to skin include wonderful restorative results achieved by increasing and retaining the moisture content of skin cells, and by providing a protective layer to reduce moisture loss. Allantoine also helps soften the skin and aids in the elimination of layers of dry, dead skin cells. It stimulates tissue growth and natural healing of our cells and provides a soothing relief to irritated trouble spots. Allantoine is found naturally in the Comfrey plant, a flowering herb which grows along riverbanks in Europe and the British Isles, and which has been used for centuries as a natural healing source. Allantoine is especially gentle and soothing for sensitive skin.

Allantoine Powders

Allantoine is known for its moisturizing, protecting and healing qualities. Benefits to skin include wonderful restorative results achieved by increasing and retaining the moisture content of skin cells, and by providing a protective layer to reduce moisture loss. Allantoine also helps soften the skin and aids in the elimination of layers of dry, dead skin cells. It stimulates tissue growth and natural healing of our cells and provides a soothing relief to irritated trouble spots. Allantoine is found naturally in the Comfrey plant, a flowering herb which grows along riverbanks in Europe and the British Isles, and which has been used for centuries as a natural healing source. Allantoine is especially gentle and soothing for sensitive skin.

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice

Aloe plants, known as the “lily of the desert”, provide time-tested Aloe Vera Extract, a soothing, calming ingredient used for centuries throughout the world. Made up of essential oils, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glycoproteins, this extract has clearly demonstrated the ability to reduce inflammation, decrease redness and irritation, and accelerate healing. By helping to increase oxygen to the skin and by adding a natural, protective layer, Aloe Vera Extract brings its dramatic healing power to skin. History shows us the wonderful legacy of Aloe Vera Extract - from Cleopatra´s daily beauty regimen to the treatment of wounds in Alexander the Great´s armies. Its versatility is still demonstrated today in relieving eczema, acne and burns, and in maintaining digestive health.

Aloe Vera Extract

Aloe plants, known as the “lily of the desert”, provide time-tested Aloe Vera Extract, a soothing, calming ingredient used for centuries throughout the world. Made up of essential oils, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glycoproteins, this extract has clearly demonstrated the ability to reduce inflammation, decrease redness and irritation, and accelerate healing. By helping to increase oxygen to the skin, and by adding a natural, protective layer, Aloe Vera Extract brings its dramatic healing power to skin. History shows us the wonderful legacy of Aloe Vera Extract, from Cleopatra's daily beauty regimen, to the treatment of wounds in Alexander the Great's armies. Its versatility is still demonstrated today in relieving eczema, acne and burns, and in maintaining digestive health.

Aloe Vera Gel Poudre

Aloe plants, known as the “lily of the desert”, provide time-tested Aloe Vera Extract, a soothing, calming ingredient used for centuries throughout the world. Made up of essential oils, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glycoproteins, this extract has clearly demonstrated the ability to reduce inflammation, decrease redness and irritation, and accelerate healing. By helping to increase oxygen to the skin, and by adding a natural, protective layer, Aloe Vera Extract brings its dramatic healing power to skin. History shows us the wonderful legacy of Aloe Vera Extract, from Cleopatra's daily beauty regimen, to the treatment of wounds in Alexander the Great's armies. Its versatility is still demonstrated today in relieving eczema, acne and burns, and in maintaining digestive health.

Anasensyl

Stress from internal and external sources can take its toll on delicate skin cells. For men and women alike, the impact of sun and wind exposure, the irritations of shaving, the dryness from indoor air systems and many other stress factors may appear on skin in the form of redness, sensitivity, dryness, itching or burning, just to name a few. Thank goodness for Anasensyl, a wonderfully soothing botanical that helps reduce these harmful effects on skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of liquorice and horse chestnut help calm skin's reactions and sensitivity to these daily stresses, and provide relief to counteract those daily stresses.

Antileukine

The blend of ingredients in Antileukine is an extremely effective protector against the harmful results of sunlight exposure and UV radiation. A lipid extraction from specific marine algae, Antileukine helps the body inhibit the cellular inflammation associated with UV exposure and protects skin cells from the long term, serious damage this radiation can do. The active substances in Antileukine combat damage from free radicals and have been shown to provide enhanced DNA protection, key factors in preventing skin cancer. With the addition of vitamins and amino acids, Antileukine strengthens the cell structure and helps improve softness and smoothness by retaining the critical moisture levels needed for a healthy, glowing skin.

Apricot Bio Exfoliator

An ECOCERT* ingredient that can be used in organic certified formulas as natural ingredient. Organic Apricot Bio Exfoliator comes in the form of a finely calibrated powder obtained from the hull of the core d’apricot. Organic French apricots are rich in vitamins A, B and C; sugar; mineral salts and various toner trace elements. A popular scrubbing agent, apricot is widely used in cosmetics to deeply clean pores while gently removing dead skin cells. (*ECOCERT is a respected green branding in Europe certifying every part of the process is organic. This is a very laborious and tedious certification to secure and few ingredients receive this label.)

Apricot Kernel Oil

The luscious feel of Apricot Kernel Oil is just the start of the many wonders of this natural emollient. Packed with Vitamins A, B and E, it nourishes, soothes and moisturizes tired and dull skin. Due to its regenerative and invigorating qualities, it is perfectly suited for use on dry, aged skin. Additionally, its light texture is especially kind to areas with fine lines and sensitive skin, including the delicate eye area. Rich in essential fatty acids and non-comedogenic, it is beneficial to all skin types. Because it is so easily absorbed into the skin, it has been used extensively as a massage oil and is excellent in reducing stretch marks. This oil can be used to maintain the softness of a baby’s new skin, rejuvenate the dry skin of the mature adult, and enhance the suppleness of everyone in between!

Aquaxyl

What does hair crave more than anything? Moisture! By retaining its natural levels of moisture, hair can be healthy, shiny, vibrant and strong. Enter Aquaxyl, a compound which acts as a reservoir for moisture. Shampoos and conditioners containing this wonderful ingredient help restore hair’s moisture balance and may prevent the loss of this precious element.

Avocado Insaponifiables

Insaponifiables represent components of an oil that help to moisturize and condition skin and can improve the skin’s texture and natural defenses. Because of its high level of insaponifiables, avocado oil is especially beneficial in nourishing and moisturizing skin. It has dramatic effects on sensitive, mature or troubled skin, and works as a healing agent in nurturing tired or irritated areas.

Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil is a rich, nutrient-dense oil that contains high levels of Vitamins A, D and E, along with proteins, lecithins and potassium, which is known as the “youth mineral”. Its natural properties help condition and nourish the skin and are particularly beneficial for mature or dry skin. Highly therapeutic and easily absorbed, Avocado Oil is excellent in rejuvenating tired and troubled skin. It is a key component in combating dehydration and damage from the sun and climate, and is ideal as a moisturizing agent and protectant from the elements.

Azulen Extract

An exceptional healing substance, Azulen Extract is a delight to delicate, irritated skin. It eases irritation, reduces inflammation and calms allergic reactions with the natural extract of the chamomile plant, which lends its lovely light blue hue to products. A daily dose of Azulen Extract helps to heal and normalize sensitive skin.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract

Made up of essential oils, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glycoproteins, Aloe Vera Extract has clearly demonstrated the ability to reduce inflammation, decrease redness and irritation, and accelerate healing.

B

B5

B vitamins are essential nutrients for growth, development, energy production and a variety of other bodily functions. They are proven to aid in blood circulation and digestion of carbohydrates, form red blood cells, prevent nerve damage and promote normal growth. Vitamin B5: This variety of B vitamin breaks down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to allow them to become energy in your system. It is also essential to the body’s production of the hormone melatonin which is critical in regulating sleep.

B6

B vitamins are essential nutrients for growth, development, energy production and a variety of other bodily functions. They are proven to aid in blood circulation and digestion of carbohydrates, form red blood cells, prevent nerve damage and promote normal growth. Vitamin B6: B6 helps the body break down protein and contributes to the overall health of red blood cells, the nervous system, and parts of the immune system.

B12

B vitamins are essential nutrients for growth, development, energy production and a variety of other bodily functions. They are proven to aid in blood circulation and digestion of carbohydrates, form red blood cells, prevent nerve damage and promote normal growth. Vitamin B12: Important to the overall health of your nervous system and fatty acid metabolism, B12 is also a key vitamin in the production of red blood cells.

Bambusa Vulgaris Extract

These bamboo exfoliating extracts are also a nurturing anti-inflammatory. This highly sustainable bamboo is ground to be a light, safe and effective exfoliate, perfect for the body and feet.

Baobab

Known as the Tree of Life in many areas of Africa, the Baobab provides many nutritional benefits, from its bark and leaves to its fruit and seeds. This tree is very recognizable by its wide canopy of lush branches and leaves, dominating the vista of the African landscape. It has been seen as a symbol of life and vitality for many centuries, and is revered as an ancient and honorable gift to the world. The fruit of this tree is teeming with Vitamin C and is extremely high in antioxidants, the key to combating free radicals in the body. It is also rich in calcium and additional essential vitamins vital to the body's metabolic processes. The combination of these components helps boost the benefits of each other, working in tandem to provide an unparalleled nutritional experience. Drink in the rich, nourishing effects of the Baobab, and begin to feel the results, from the inside out.

Beech Bud Extract (Fagus Sylvatica)

Rich in essential nutrients, Beech bud extract is a unique organic active that brings a softer, smoother, appearance to skin. Containing highly energetic actives, the proteins help retain water through an osmotic effect which directly results in increased moisture and a more youthful appearance.

Beeswax

Used for centuries in cosmetic preparations, Beeswax is a wonderful emulsifier, allowing its sister ingredients to be absorbed and retained in the skin, and providing nourishing and moisturizing benefits from its own natural properties. It is soothing and hydrating and has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities as well. Beeswax is non-irritating and non-comedogenic. As a primary ingredient in skin crèmes and lotions, lip balms and other humectants, Beeswax is unparalleled in its ability to moisturize, soothe and soften skin.

Beeswax - French Bar Interchemistry

Used for centuries in cosmetic preparations, Beeswax is a wonderful emulsifier, allowing its sister ingredients to be absorbed and retained in the skin, and providing nourishing and moisturizing benefits from its own natural properties. It is soothing and hydrating and has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities as well. Beeswax is non-irritating and non-comedogenic. As a primary ingredient in skin crèmes and lotions, lip balms and other humectants, Beeswax is unparalleled in its ability to moisturize, soothe and soften skin.

Belides

(Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract) A skin-lightening agent derived from daisy flowers, bellis perennis was developed to provide even pigmentation by reducing the look of age spots, pigmentation disorders and freckles, as well as general skin-lightening activity. It has shown to be an effective way of inhibiting the formation of melanin before it has a chance to start – helping to avoid dark or irregular spots.

Bilberry Extract

Bilberry is a relative of the powerful blueberry and a key ingredient due to its Vitamin C and antioxidant content. Antioxidants are lauded for their protective qualities and improve the texture, tone and overall health of skin.

Biosaccharide Gum

Biosaccharide Gum is a skin-conditioning agent with tremendous humectant qualities. It provides long-lasting moisturization by binding water in the layers of the skin and by creating a light protective film to prevent moisture loss. Skin receives long-lasting smoothness and softness from this wonderfully hydrating ingredient.

Biotin (Vitamin B7)

Biotin, also known as vitamin B7 or H, is a water-soluble, B-complex vitamin necessary for body health and growth. Known to enhance skin texture and hydration, antioxidant-rich biotin also benefits hair and nails and has been used to treat acne and eczema. Biotin deficiency can lead to skin problems such as rashes, dryness, itchiness, cradle cap in infants, and seborrheic dermatitis in adults.

Bisabolol

Alpha Bisabolol, as the main ingredient of the medicinal chamomile plant, it helps administer active ingredients by enhancing skin penetration. The most important effects of Bisabolol are its anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and non-allergenic properties. Perfect for protecting sensitive skin, Bisabolol has a lovely calming effect. Light in color with a sweet and pleasant delicate floral aroma, Bisabolol is a preferred active ingredient for protection against the recurring stresses of the environment on the skin.

Blackcurrant Extract

A superior source of berry antioxidants, Blackcurrants contain the highest amount of Vitamin C among berries. Additional Blackcurrant properties actively enhance the effect of Vitamins C and E and actually help these remain in the body longer. High levels of phytonutrients work synergistically to nourish and rejuvenate skin and can prevent the production of harmful oxygen radicals. Blackcurrant nutrients are key in forming the collagens necessary to build healthy skin and muscle tissue.

Bluet Water

Essential oils from the gentle cornflower are kind to the sensitive and delicate eye area. Bluet, or cornflower water, helps remove signs of fatigue and minimizes expression lines. Known as an anti-inflammatory, it helps ease the puffiness and tension around eyes, and preserve the supple, smooth appearance of delicate skin.

Borage Oil

Known as "starflower", the borage plant's seeds produce a luxurious oil which is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and Omega-6's and is one of the highest sources of gamma linoleic acid, a proven anti-inflammatory agent. Borage Oil helps in cell regeneration, restructuring and renewal. Beneficial to all skin types, this oil is an excellent anti-wrinkle agent, and is exceptional in moisturizing and softening skin.

Boric Acid

An extremely gentle cleanser, Boric Acid is safe for use around the eyes, and as such is a primary ingredient in many ophthalmic solutions. It is known for its efficacy as an anti-bacterial and can also be used to treat yeast or fungal infections.

Brillance

When applied externally, the extract of the Hibiscus flower (Brillance) can help restore the hair's structure and aids in rehydrating the keratin fibers. Its astringent nature helps cleanse the scalp and maintain the moisture balance, loosening outer cells which may lead to dandruff. It has a protective quality which increases the moisture level and gives hair a shiny, silky look.

C

Caffeine

Whether consumed or applied topically, caffeine retains antioxidant properties that fight free radical damage. In fact, a serving of coffee holds more antioxidants than a serving of fruits (including oranges and blueberries), according to a study conducted by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Caffeine also enhances skin texture by helping to reduce puffiness and swelling and activating the production of collagen, which firms and tones the skin. Studies performed by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirm caffeine's anti-inflammatory properties and suggest that this ingredient may also help decrease the risk of heart disease by constricting small blood vessels in the body.

Calcium

It is well known how important Calcium is for strong teeth and bones; still, 75% of adult women do need meet their daily calcium needs! Calcium is the most common mineral in the body, and is vital for many bodily functions. In addition to its role in preventing osteoporosis, this nutrient is beneficial in maintaining healthy blood pressure and heart health. By facilitating the movement of other nutrients across cell membranes, Calcium helps in many different areas of the body, including muscle contraction, blood vessel and heart performance, hormone regulation and intestinal functioning. By helping to regulate and facilitate the complexities of the human body, Calcium can help maintain a healthy weight, improve premenstrual moods, protect against colon cancer, and help maintain dental health, all areas are of primary importance as we gracefully mature.

Calcium Chloride

Calcium Chloride can work directly on DNA fragments, entering the cells quite readily and aiding in regeneration. It is very good for very sensitive skin and can help with itching from insect bites and other sensitivity reactions.

Calendula Extract

The everyday Marigold, also known as Calendula, may seem simple in a flower pot, but it has a wealth of benefits to share. Known for centuries for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties, Calendula Extract helps rejuvenate the skin, overcome skin abnormalities and heal difficult wounds. It contains high levels of powerful antioxidants and is an effective anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent as well.

Calendula Oil

The everyday Marigold, also known as Calendula, may seem simple in a flower pot, but it has a wealth of benefits to share. Known for centuries for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties, Calendula Oil helps rejuvenate the skin, overcome skin abnormalities and heal difficult wounds. It contains high levels of powerful antioxidants and is an effective anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent as well.

Calophyllum Oil

Calophyllum Oil is derived from the fruit stone of the Calyphyllum tree, named for its lovely, glossy green leaves. This oil has wonderful healing properties and has been used traditionally to remedy hair, scalp and skin conditions. It has an amazing capacity to speed wound healing and tissue growth. Also called Oil of Tamanu, it reduces redness and irritation and helps soothe and smooth skin's surface. Its light, non-greasy feel and mild, pleasant aroma make it ideal for delicate, sensitive skin.

Camphor

Enjoy the exhilarating cooling effect of Camphor, a natural derivative from the camphor laurel tree, found in eastern Asia. Similar to menthol, this fragrant oil has a mild anesthetic quality and acts as an antiseptic and antimicrobial substance. It is an effective treatment for acne and itchy, irritated skin, and has been used for centuries in the arts of medicine and healing.

Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera)

A vegetable wax used in lipsticks, lip balms, crèmes and other makeup products for its wonderful emollient and texture enhancing properties.

Caprica Papaya

Containing the enzyme papain, this papaya extract gently exfoliates damaged and dead skin cells as it reduces inflammation and creates softened, rejuvenated skin. Also known to helps reduce the appearance of brown spots caused by over exposure to sun.

Carbamide

Carbamide is a naturally occurring enzyme activator which aids in the retention and reabsorption of water in the epidermis. This compound aids in the exfoliation of surface skin cells and acts as a natural moisturizer. Carbamide is used to clean and protect skin while leaving it soft and hydrated.

Carnauba Wax (Copernicia Cerifera)

Obtained from the leaves of a Brazilian palm tree commonly known as the "Tree of Life", this wax acts as a natural thickening agent in makeup. Along with its valuable protective and absorbent properties, it is valuable in cosmetics because of its hypoallergenic, emollient and lucent properties.

Carotene Oil

Carotene Oil is loaded with powerful antioxidants which help protect the skin against damage from free-radicals. Both internal and external stress can take its toll on skin - toxins, UV rays, and pollution, just to name a few. This luscious oil helps to restore skin's natural balance and radiance.

Carrot Oil

Carrot Oil is a gift to skin! Rich in beta carotene and Vitamins A and E, its powerful antioxidant qualities protect skin from the effects of the sun and premature aging. It is a must before and after tanning, helping to protect and moisturize skin and prolong that luminous glow. This oil can be used to heal dry skin, condition hair, protect sensitive skin areas and repair the signs of aging.

Castor Seed Oil

The unusually high concentration of the valuable fatty acid ricinoleic acid is what gives Castor Seed Oil its extraordinary healing abilities. Ideal for boosting general skin health, it is used in topical products to hydrate, protect, stabilize and heal as well as to add to a product's glossing ability, minimizing the unwanted 'caking' effect. Powerful and practical!

Celery Leaf Cell Culture Extract

Profoundly hydrating, antioxidant-rich celery leaf extracts promote skin tone and elasticity by protecting and inducing collagen production. Abundant in such minerals as potassium and magnesium, celery is also known to treat skin wounds.

Centella Asiatica Extract

Centella Asiatica has many wonderful properties. When used topically, it promotes the production of collagen and increases the tone of connective tissue. It combats puffy, saggy skin, rejuvenates the cells and restores tissue firmness and skin elasticity. Centella Asiatica works as a healing agent as well, and is used to treat wounds and skin ailments such as psoriasis and eczema.

Centipeda Cunninghamii Extract

Derived from a native Australian plant and member of the daisy family, this gentle yet effective extract is a traditional staple in skin care among Aboriginal people. An extract of the plant has been patented and is claimed to be effective in the treatment of various skin disorders including the relief of itching and dry skin from psoriasis. It is a highly desired ingredient in cosmetics and skin care products for its anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, cell renewal and sun protecting properties.

Ceramide 2

A pure substance identical to natural ceramides constituting 40-50% of the skin´s lipids, Ceramide 2 helps reinforce the skin´s barrier function which is responsible for moisture retention and thus, greatly affects the overall health and look of skin.

Cerasome A and E

Cerasome allows for an excellent uptake of oxygen to skin, energizing and promoting luminous and healthy looking skin. Active ingredients improve the skin's ability to retain moisture, increase elasticity, boost resistance to damage and strengthen its own defenses. Absorbed particularly well by the skin, Cerasome maximizes the effects of accompanying vitamins and nutrients.

Cereal Extract

Cereal Extract nourishes the skin by contributing to the regeneration of the lipid layers. Damage from the sun, harsh cleansers and environmental stress can be soothed by this wonderful, moisturizing complex. Men may combat the effects of daily shaving and treat skin with this moisturizing, nourishing cleanser. Ladies may restore the moisture to the upper layers of the epidermis.

Champagne Grape Seed Oil

Abundant in resveratrol and antioxidants, champagne grape seed oil protects and supports collagen and elastin production while toning and tightening tissue. Because it is lightweight, this deeply moisturizing agent high in fatty acids is quickly absorbed, helping to repair sun-damaged and parched skin. Vitamins C, D, E and beta-carotene in grape seed oil also contribute to tissue health.

Cili

From the mountains of China comes an extraordinary fruit, sometimes called "The King of Vitamin C". The Cili fruit provides incredible amounts of Vitamins C, A and E, as well as essential minerals and amino acids. Research shows that a significant portion of Cili's vital nutrients are easily absorbed by the body. Cili has been shown to have profound effects on treating stress and boosting immune functions and promotes cardiovascular, skin and eye health as well.

Citral

A lovely compound of several essential oils such as lemongrass, verbena, lemon and orange, citral is an amazing, refreshing yet calming, natural fragrance enhancer.

Citronellol

The lemons in this case won’t make you pucker! Instead, they are the basis for a powerful and soothing skin care product ingredient. Produced from the outer peel of the lemon fruit through cold pressing, Lemon Oil tones, moisturizes and purifies skin. As used in a facial masque, this essential oil aids in unclogging pores as well as relieving dry skin and reducing the appearance of blemishes.

Citrus Aurantius Bergamia

Derived from a citrus relative of the orange, bergamot, this ingredient boasts a refreshing and uplifting aroma. Being antiseptic and wound healing, bergamot is useful in toning lotions for skin irritations and in cleansers and creams for acne - promoting clear, healthy skin.

Citrus Aurantius Dulcis

An orange fruit extract used for gorgeous fragrance and skin conditioning properties. Beneficial to your skin’s overall health because it effectively disinfects and calms the skin.

Citrus Medica Limonum

Obtained from the fresh peel of the lemon, this extract has antibiotic, astringent, and antiseptic benefits as well as acts as a natural agent for exfoliating, clarifying and cleansing. Citrus Medica has been used for centuries as an uplifting and energizing addition to essential oil blends created for enjoyment and health benefits.

Clematis Vitalba

Used in anti-cellulite preparations, Clematis Vitalba improves surface blood circulation, accelerates fat cell metabolism and facilitates the elimination of excess water and toxins trapped in the tissue.

Cocoa Butter

Much loved for its superior moisturizing and amazing fragrance, cocoa butter is derived from the extract of the cocoa bean and softens skin naturally and deeply. Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, found within also helps protect against sun damage and other environmental stressors.

Coconut Oil

Used for centuries by island and coastal populations, Coconut Oil provides essential moisture to skin and hair. It creates a cooling, soothing effect on the head and also acts as a cleanser while it softens the skin. Shown to heal and repair damaged tissue, Coconut Oil is a wonderful treatment for aging skin and helps prevent liver spots and other signs of aging.

Cocos Nucifera Shell Powder

Coconut Shell Powder (Cocos Nucifera) is created by grinding the hard shells of mature coconuts into a fine powder that possesses the texture of cinnamon. This natural and aromatic exfoliant is gentle enough to use daily to buff away lifeless skin cells.

Collagen

To help protect younger skin from the ravages of age and to help mature skin look its absolute best, Collagen is a MUST. As the main protein of connective tissue, it is critical to the structure of skin cells. As collagen degrades, fine lines and wrinkles take over. Give skin the strength and elasticity it needs to stay firm, soft and smooth by supplementing with Collagen.

Collagene Marin Paudre

Green tea appears to exert sun damage protection by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation rather than by blocking UV rays. Therefore, green tea may synergistically enhance sun protection when used in addition to a sunscreen. Considering their well-documented antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, topical green tea polyphenols are likely to slow down the development of some signs of aging.

Cotton Flower Extract (Gossypium Herbaceum)

A superb skin-conditioning emollient derived from the cotton seed and highly regarded in the skin care industry for its gentle power and effectiveness.

Covazen

Covazen Detox is a composition of essential oils designed to protect skin from the negative effects of everyday life. Internal stress, pollution, aging and environmental conditions can impact skin by drying and depleting cells of the nutrients they need to stay healthy and strong. Covazen Detox calms cells, firming and moisturizing to give them the internal fortitude to withstand the elements.

Covazen Relax

Covazen Relax combines a number of essential oils, including both Geranium Oil, for soothing and calming, and Lavandula, for relaxation and healing. These oils are widely used in aromatherapy products for their calming effects.

Crotein M 20-Croda

Crotein M is a protein derived from Marine Collagen. Easily absorbed into the skin, and providing a light film on the skin's surface to retain hydration, Crotein M is an extremely effective moisturizer for both the skin and the hair. It strengthens skin and hair cell structure, preventing further damage from the environment.

Cucumber

Derived from the organic vitamin rich vegetable; it hydrates, tones, soothes, softens, anti-inflammatory properties. Cucumbers contain vitamin C, an antioxidant. They also have plenty of vitamin K, also an antioxidant, which fights dark circles under the eyes. Pantothenic acid, or vitamin B-5, is another compound found in cucumbers that helps your skin retain moisture. The vitamin A, or retinol, in cucumbers fights dark spots and freckles because it helps control your skin's production of melanin. A member of the melon family , cucumbers may do more for your skin than for your palate. As we age we have fewer antioxidants in our skin to combat wrinkles and sun damage – cucumbers can help restore some of these. Your skin has the ability to absorb antioxidants.

Cypress Extract

The natural essence of Cypress Extract will help firm, tighten and tone skin. It rejuvenates and revitalizes tired, overstressed skin, and is kind and gentle to the most sensitive areas. Rich in tannins, it provides remarkable antibacterial action, making it an effective natural deodorant. It is also an excellent astringent and disinfectant.

Coffea Robusta Seed Extract

Fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration and loose dry skin are visible effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, also known as photoaging. To combat this damage, extracts from antioxidant-rich coffee plants are used to help improve skin strength, resistance and elasticity. Specifically, high concentrations of chlorgenic acid enable coffea robusta to lessen redness from excessive exposure to sunlight while caffeine works by constricting blood cells to reduces redness and firm the complexion. Caffeine in skin care also dehydrates fatty cells, thus minimizing the appearance of cellulite for smoother-looking skin. Yet another side benefit: coffee in skin care simply smells delicious.

Cornflower

Coveted throughout Europe for centuries for its health and beauty benefits, the striking deep blue cornflower boasts powerful antioxidant benefits and cooling and toning properties. In addition to firming skin and treating wrinkles, this botanical beauty also relieves tired and puffy eyes. An excellent antibacterial and antiseptic, cornflower oil resembles the essential oil of chamomile with its soothing anti-inflammatory properties when used topically.

D

D Panthenol

D Panthenol is a provitamin which is converted into Vitamin B5 by the body. B5 provides oodles of moisture to the skin and hair by penetrating deep into the structure of cells. It absorbs and retains water in the epidermis and the hair shaft, which helps maintain softness and smoothness. It is especially beneficial to the hair in both preventing split ends and smoothing cuticles.

Detoxyl

A natural detoxifier, Detoxyl helps remove pollutants and other harmful substances from the skin. It repairs and re-oxygenates the skin cells, soothing and brightening the look of skin. It is gentle to sensitive skin and helps prevent further damage from free radicals and environmental pollutants.

Dihydroxyacetone

Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, is a safe skin coloring agent derived from natural sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane. Approved wholeheartedly by the Food and Drug Administration, it is the primary ingredient in most self-tanners. It permeates only the top layers of the epidermis without damage to the skin, and is very kind to sensitive skin.

E

EH Flower of Orange Tree

The essence of the Orange Flower is known for its refreshing and calming effects. It moisturizes, relaxes and softens skin with its natural hydrating properties. Gentle enough for a baby's skin, it is also suitable for mature or sensitive skin, or delicate areas needing extra care. It leaves a cool, fresh feeling on your skin as well.

EHG Bardane - Herb Atlantique

Bardane is a natural purifying agent which cleanses and removes surface impurities to give skin a fresh, radiant glow. Bardane regulates skin's sebaceous secretion to keep a smooth, healthy appearance. It is an excellent treatment for oily skin, with its combination of deep cleansing and gentle hydrating and moisturizing.

EHG Tilleul

Tilleul, or Tilia Flower, originates from the Linden Tree, a historically significant flora specimen. Greek and Germanic mythology make reference to the virtues of the tree, and many Romantic poets included the Linden tree as their inspiration. With its anti-inflammatory mucilaginous component, tannins acting as an astringent and flavanoids with antioxidant properties, it brings health and wellness benefits to the body.

Elastine

A critical protein responsible for the elasticity of the skin, Elastine is composed of multiple amino acids which allow the body tissue to return to its original shape and size. Incorporated into lotions and crèmes, it helps moisturize and soften while toning and rejuvenating tired, dry skin.

Elastine Marine TM - Soliance

Elastine Marine is a highly effective, nourishing marine-based protein which helps rejuvenate and moisturize dehydrated, devitalized skin. Especially effective on fine lines around the eyes and mouth, Elastine Marine replenishes moisture and creates a gentle film on the skin to protect and prevent additional moisture loss. This natural component of healthy tissue helps improve the elasticity of tissue and restore the structure of the skin cells, revealing smoother, softer looking skin.

Eleuthorocoque EHG

A distant cousin what Americans call Ginseng, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant laden ACANTHOPANAX SENTICOSUS (ELEUTHERO) ROOT EXTRACT, is actually Siberian Ginseng which boasts its own unique properties. The aroma revives and refreshes to the delight of men and women. Used for treatment, combining the fragrant and skin care benefits of plant extracts. It tones, revitalises and leaves the skin lightly scented, soft and moisturized. This trio combines water, glycerin and the Eleuthero Rood Extract to moisturize and treat skin with great care.

Eleuthro Root

This wonderful tonic is a favorite among health- and performance-minded athletes looking for a natural means to boost their body's physical performance and mental concentration. Eleuthro Root stimulates the immune system and helps the body's own systems to normalize and regulate reactions to stress and environmental changes. By counteracting the body's early responses to stress and physiological duress, Eleuthro Root allows the body's normal functions to operate at peak performance levels, promote greater mental focus, and support increased physical performance and energy levels.

Enteline

Enteline, derived from marine algae, helps calm delicate, sensitive skin and combats environmental stresses to which skin is constantly exposed. Enteline helps heal and soothe irritated, dry, itchy skin, reducing redness and inflammation and calming oversensitive and stressed areas of the face and body.

Enteromorpha Compressa

Derived from green macro-algae, Enteromorpha Compressa calms and soothes dry, sensitive skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce the skin's natural reaction to stress, and comfort dry, irritated, sensitive skin. Enteromorpha Compressa helps soften and condition the skin by nourishing the cells and restoring the skin's natural moisture balance.

Eusolex 232

Eusolex 232 is a highly effective ingredient in sunscreen products. As a UVB filter, Eusolex 232 helps reduce the deleterious effects of ultraviolet radiation occurring from prolonged sun exposure. Eusolex 232 is non-irritating, and allergic reactions to this component are rare.

Eusolex 43

Eusolex 43 provides protection from both UVA and UVB radiation spectra. An important component of many sunscreen products, it offers proven protection against the harmful damage of prolonged exposure to the sun.

Eusolex 4360

Eusolex 4360 is a solid UVA/B sunscreen which is not only used for skin protection purposes, but also enhances product stability and longevity. In combination with suitable solvents, Eusolex 4360 provides persistent broad spectrum protection against harmful ultraviolet radiation.

Eusolex HMS

Eusolex HMS, as a homosalate ingredient in sun protection products, is an organic compound which absorbs UV rays of the 295 - 315 wavelength. In combination with other types of protectants, Eusolex HMS is an important component of full-range protection against the harmful effects of prolonged sun exposure.

Eusolex OCR

Eusolex OCR is a liquid UV filter which, in combination with other types of UV protection components, provides significant protection against harmful UV radiation.

Eusolex OS

Eusolex OS is a liquid sunscreen ingredient with UVB filtering properties . As a solvent with excellent dissolving properties for solid UV filters, it contributes to the overall UVB protection of a formulation.

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil has a long history of medicinal use. As an anti-inflammatory, it has multiple benefits for both surface skin conditions and internal issues such as rheumatoid arthritis. It is especially effective in treating women's conditions associated with the menstrual cycle, menopause and pregnancy, and it is known to exhibit positive effects on sex hormone response. Rich in essential fatty acids, it is wonderful for hydrating and regenerating tired, wrinkled skin, and helps restore suppleness by improving surface circulation.

Extract D'Arnica

Mexican Extract D'Arnica is an aromatic and invigorating, anti-microbic, very emollient restorative agent. Naturally used worldwide as an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory agent and a pain reliever. In Europe, Arnica had been used to reduce swelling, bruising and to shorten the recovery time after extreme forms of physical trauma. Arnica has a long history of use by Native Americans as a healing property.

Extract of Enteromorpha Compressa

Extract of Enteromorpha Compressa (marine collagen) is a highly effective, nourishing marine-based protein which helps rejuvenate and moisturize dehydrated, devitalized skin. Especially effective on fine lines around the eyes and mouth, it replenishes moisture and creates a gentle film on the skin to protect and prevent additional moisture loss. As a natural component of healthy tissue, collagen helps improve the elasticity of tissue and restore the structure of the skin cells, revealing smoother, softer-looking skin.

Extract of Laminaria Ochroleuca

Extract of Laminaria Ochroleuca, a species of brown algae that has an extremely wide range of health and beauty uses, is especially beneficial to the skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties that provide soothing, calming effects on skin. This extract helps reduce sebum flow and has natural anti-bacterial properties as well. It is an excellent component in products designed for sensitive or mature skin.

Extract of Milk Proteins

Milk Proteins, most notably Lactose, act as gentle exfoliants helping to improve the condition of the skin. Milk proteins provide significant hydration to thirsty skin cells, softening and soothing the skin. They can alleviate redness and irritations, comforting the delicate areas of the face and neck. Thanks to the Vitamins A and D naturally found in milk, these proteins nourish the skin and form a protective barrier to keep out harmful pollutants and toxins.

Extract Poudre De Prelle

Horsetail Extract is an herb yielding a high concentration of Silica, which promotes the growth, strength and elasticity of connective tissue. This extract has a firming and tightening action on the skin, and has been used to accelerate the healing of burns and wounds. Its healing, astringent and anti-inflammatory components help promote healthy skin.

Eyeless

A unique, breakthrough combination of hesperidin methyl chalconedipeptide, Valyl-Tryptophan (VW),and lipopeptide Stake-GQPR, Eyeliss works against water retention, improves firmness and elasticity, and reduces capillary permeability and inflammation.

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Fenugreek Oil

Fenugreek Oil has an interesting history dating back to early Egyptian use in medicines, cosmetics and mythology. Found in Tutankhamen's tomb, and still used today as a diet and medicinal staple, Fenugreek is a versatile and valuable addition to the herbal and botanical lexicon. Known for its ability to treat skin wounds and irritations, and used in facial masques as a soothing, softening ingredient, it is an ingredient in many Eastern cosmetics and cleansers.

FUCOG

Fucose is one of eight essential glyconutrients known as "sugars that heal". It has been shown to have positive effects on the immune system and thwart allergic skin reactions by killing bacteria and helping the body fight infection. Forming a protective barrier on the surface, it reduces moisture loss and protects against the invasion of harmful environmental pollutants.

Fucus Extract

Fucus is a dark sea algae, naturally high in antioxidants. Rich in amino-acids, vitamins and minerals, it is prized for its natural protective properties. Key to many metabolic processes, the components of Fucus Extract help in the elimination of toxic material and excess water from the body. It has been shown to contribute to increased firmness and elasticity of the skin and to help achieve slimness and greater fitness.

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Gatulin

Gatulin helps reinforce skin cells' fundamental architecture, protects the skin against harmful environmental impacts and boosts the cell renewal process. By increasing hydration and supporting the cell structure, Gatulin is highly effective at fighting the signs of aging.

Gatuline RC - Gattefosse

Gatuline RC was specifically formulated for products designed to combat the effects of aging on the skin. Targeting the structure and architecture of the dermis, it has tremendous smoothing and anti-wrinkle impact, giving tired, mature skin a healthy, nourished look and feel. Its moisturizing properties revitalize and rejuvenate skin cells, providing a youthful, vibrant appearance.

Gentian Extract

Gentian Extract is a soothing tonic often used for its general digestive benefits. It has antibacterial properties, and several of its components are anti-inflammatory. Its soothing and cooling properties make it an excellent addition to many topical crèmes and ointments.

Gentle Cleansing Complex (Polymers)

Gentle Cleansing Complex cleanses skin deeply and thoroughly, gently lifting oil, makeup and other impurities from pores. It leaves skin feeling fresh, invigorated and rejuvenated, without drying, tightening or removing precious nutrients.

Geraniol

Geranium Oil has a multitude of uses, both for its aromatherapy and its effects on the properties of the skin. Its aromatic essence has been used for centuries to revive the senses, refresh the environment and balance and stabilize the emotions. As a skin preparation, Geranium Oil provides deep, powerful cleansing, opens pores and clears oily complexions. It is a gentle astringent and is used to increase circulation and treat skin problems such as acne, burns and other wounds. Its therapeutic qualities make this an indispensable component of current natural healing methods.

Geranium Oil

Geranium Oil has a multitude of uses, both for its aromatherapy and its effects on the properties of the skin. Its aromatic essence has been used for centuries to revive the senses, refresh the environment and balance and stabilize the emotions. As a skin preparation, Geranium Oil provides deep, powerful cleansing, opens pores and clears oily complexions. It is a gentle astringent and is used to increase circulation and treat skin problems such as acne, burns and other wounds. Its therapeutic qualities make this an indispensable component of current natural healing methods.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba, indigenous to China, Japan and Korea, has multiple and varied benefits to the human body. Most notably, it improves blood flow to many tissues and organs, delivering nutrients throughout the body, promoting vascular health and boosting cognitive response. It is also a powerful antioxidant, protecting against cell damage from free radicals. It has been shown to improve attention and enhance general cognitive health.

Ginkgo Feuille Coup

Ginseng Extract contains many vitamins and minerals including magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, silicon, iron, copper, group B vitamins and saponosides. These help tone and energize skin cells, improve circulation and skin elasticity and protect skin against the effects of radiation exposure. Ginseng Extract acts as a skin-tightening agent, helping to physically lift sagging skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturizing and soothing, with regenerative properties, it is a critical component in skin firming crèmes.

Ginseng Extract

Ginseng Extract contains many vitamins and minerals including magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, silicon, iron, copper, group B vitamins and saponosides. These help tone and energize skin cells, improve circulation and skin elasticity and protect skin against the effects of radiation exposure. Ginseng Extract acts as a skin-tightening agent, helping to physically lift sagging skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturizing and soothing, with regenerative properties, it is a critical component in skin firming crèmes.

Glycerin

Humble Glycerin is a fundamental component of quality, natural skin care. Glycerin products are very gentle and are phenomenal at moisturizing the skin. This ingredient is a humectant, attracting water to skin to restore its suppleness. It is also hydroscopic, meaning that it draws water from the air. Glycerin helps prevent chafing, chapping and cracking due to moisture loss and can greatly improve the elasticity and softness of skin. By attracting moisture and creating a natural barrier to prevent further moisture loss, Glycerin plays a significant role in maintaining healthy skin.

Grape Seed Extract

Grape Seed Extract is known as a powerful antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals and protecting skin from harmful environmental stresses. It stabilizes collagen and elastin, both important proteins in connective tissues. Grape Seed Extract is particularly beneficial to mature skin, improving elasticity and nourishing skin cells.

Grape Seed Oil

Grape Seed Oil is very rich in essential fatty acids, noted for their soothing, emollient qualities. Thanks to its linoleic acid content, Grape Seed Oil helps regenerate cell membranes, restructure tissues and protect skin. It has significant antioxidant properties, making it a critical anti-aging ingredient. This oil is light and fluid, making it a preferred ingredient for use around the delicate eye area. It is easily absorbed into the epidermis, providing moisture and increased elasticity to tired, mature skin.

Grapefruit Essential Oil

High in vitamins A, C and E and minerals like calcium and iron, antioxidant-rich grapefruit helps protect skin from damage caused by free radicals and the sun, while promoting collagen production. The vitamin C in grapefruit also helps to even skin tone and fade spots by reducing excess production of skin pigment.

Grapefruit Extract

Naturally high in antibiotic properties and having a strong antioxidant effect, grapefruit extract is very good at alleviating skin problems that cause skin damage. It is known for helping to reinforce collagen and elastin thus producing stronger skin.

Green Tea

The secret of Green Tea lies in the fact that it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful antioxidant which can inhibit the growth of cancer cells and lower LDL cholesterol levels. Rich in tannins, theine and vitamin C, Green Tea has stimulating, toning, decongesting and fatigue-relieving properties. It can reduce skin inflammation and irritation and protect skin from the debilitating effects of free radicals.

Green Tea Extract

Green Tea Extract, when used as a skin care ingredient, is known to be a soothing toner and astringent. Its antioxidant properties make it an important component of anti-aging formulas, and it can provide protection against sun damage by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation.

Goji fruit

Newer as a superfruit to Western beauty and health circles, goji berries have played an important role in Chinese medicine for several hundred years. Rich in vitamins B1, B2, B6 and vitamin E, immune-boosting goji berries contain more than 19 amino acids and boast two-to-four times the antioxidants of blueberries. In skin care, anti-aging goji berries work to stimulate collagen production while helping the skin to retain moisture.

Green Tea Flavour Essential Oil

This natural blend of undiluted, full-strength oil is derived from manually harvested evergreen leaves of certified organic (Ecocert) Asian trees. The leaves are steamed to prevent fermentation, pressed and dried. A potent antioxidant agent, green tea extract is rich in polyphenols and methylxanthines that not only inhibit collagen degradation, but also protect against skin irritation.

Grape Leaf Oil

Grape Seed Oil is very rich in essential fatty acids, noted for their soothing, emollient qualities. Thanks to its linoleic acid content, antioxidant-rich Grape Seed Oil helps regenerate cell membranes, restructure tissues and protect skin.

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He Mint Poivee

A relative of peppermint oil, Menth Oil is a welcome ingredient in skin care products such as lotions and crèmes. It is loved for its antiseptic, antibacterial and refreshing properties.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

Helianthus, or Sunflower Oil, is rich in essential fatty acids. With high amounts of Vitamins A, D and E and beneficial amounts of lecithin, it nourishes and conditions the skin and is easily absorbed due to its light texture. It is highly recommended to treat dry, aged or damaged skin, and is beneficial for all skin types.

Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone

A citrus-derived flavanoid, this ingredient reduces puffiness and inflammation and very importantly, helps with capillary permeability or the control leaking of the blood vessels which causes a dark appearance under skin.

Heterotheca Inuloides

With its mild anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antiseptic properties, this herbal ingredient is used effectively to relieve, soothe and treat many diverse skin conditions.

Hexyl Cinnamal

Derived from chamomile oil, this gentle ingredient is used as a natural aromatic to beautifully enhance the product experience.

Ho sho wu Extract

Also known as Fo-Ti Root, Ho sho wu Extract has been used as a rejuvenating tonic in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. This "Elixir of Life" provides energy and vigor, maintains blood vessel health, and is an excellent protector of the musculoskeletal system. By helping to retain moisture, this soothing, protective ingredient is especially beneficial to the scalp and hair.

Horse Chestnut Extract

The seeds of the Horse Chestnut Tree are the primary source for the medicinal properties of this extract. Rich in a compound known as aescin, Horse Chestnut Extract helps improve the health, strength and elasticity of blood vessels and their capillaries. Flavonoids help boost surface circulation and contribute to the oxygenation of skin cells. They help the epidermis retain and restore lipids, soothing and fortifying the skin cells. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help protect the body from harmful free radicals and their debilitating effects.

Honey

While it may seem a bit strange to rub a sticky substance on a scrape or cut, applying honey to injured skin can help the healing process, since honey naturally contains hydrogen peroxide. Likewise, raw honey´s antibacterial and antiseptic properties can help clean and clear up bacterial breakouts while soothing and moisturizing skin. Rich in antioxidant flavonoids, honey also may help to reduce the risk of getting heart disease or cancer.

Horsetail Extract

Horsetail Extract is an herb yielding a high concentration of Silica, which promotes the growth, strength and elasticity of connective tissue. This extract has a firming and tightening action on the skin, and has been used to accelerate the healing of burns and wounds. Its healing, astringent and anti-inflammatory components help promote healthy skin.

Huile De Ricin

Huile De Ricin, or Castor Oil, is extracted from the castor bean. It is a thick, viscous oil which acts as a humectant, drawing and holding moisture from the air. It conditions all hair types, protects skin and hair from the sun and helps restore dry skin. Further, this useful oil aids in the delivery of beneficial nutrients through the skin follicles.

Huile De Tournesol

A natural emollient, sunflower seed oil contains appreciable quantities of vitamins A, C, D and E and beta-carotene – in addition to calcium, vitamins B1, B5 and B6 and minerals like copper, phosphorus, zing and magnesium. So rich is it in nutrients and antioxidants that sunflower seed oil is widely used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes, including the treatment of eczema, acne and skin inflammation, irritation and redness. Due to its high quantities of anti-aging vitamin E, sunflower seed oil helps guard against UVA damage while working to deter scars and wrinkles.

Huile Essential Nenuphar

The great European White lily flower blossom that most recognize from Monet's Water Lily masterpieces is as delightful to the senses as they are to admire. The blossom contains the active alkaloids nupharine and nymphaeine, which are a sedative and an aphrodisiac. Although roots and stalks are used in traditional herbal medicine along with the flower, the petals and other flower parts are the most potent.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is a major component of the dermis, the inner layer of skin, along with collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic Acid attracts and retains water within the dermis, hydrating the skin and giving it volume and structure. It is also critical to the delivery of essential nutrients to the layers of the skin. This substance keeps skin smooth and plump and helps build collagen to increase the strength and vitality of skin cells. Environmental factors, exposure to UV radiation and age all contribute to the loss of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin; replacement of this component can help add volume and smoothness to the skin's overall appearance.

Hydra 3

Hydra 3 is a complex combination of three essential ingredients: Hyaluronic acid (known for supporting vital moisture in the skin), amino acid (with powerful antioxidant properties) and lactic acid (used to reduce wrinkles, sun damage and other signs of age). This trio will help moisturize and protect sensitive, tired skin, hydrating dry or damaged surface cells and penetrating deep with critical moisture.

Hydrolyzed Collagen

To help protect younger skin from the ravages of age and to help mature skin look its absolute best, Collagen is a MUST. As the main protein of connective tissue, it is critical to the structure of skin cells. As collagen degrades, fine lines and wrinkles take over. Give skin the strength and elasticity it needs to stay firm, soft and smooth by supplementing with Collagen.

Hydrolyzed Elastin

Elastine Marine is a highly effective, nourishing marine-based protein which helps rejuvenate and moisturize dehydrated, devitalized skin. Especially effective on fine lines around the eyes and mouth, Elastine Marine replenishes moisture and creates a gentle film on the skin to protect and prevent additional moisture loss. This natural component of healthy tissue helps improve the elasticity of tissue and helps restore the structure of the skin cells, revealing smoother, softer looking skin.

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

Naturally derived from whole wheat, hydrolyzed wheat protein nourishes and softens skin while protecting against moisture loss. An exceptional ingredient in lotions, this unique hydrating complex also may also help to minimize the number and depth of fine lines while firming and conditioning the skin.

Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract

Hibiscus Esculentus is a tropical plant native to Central Africa, India, Malaysia and the Philippines and is a key part of this powerful peptide. Known as a natural alternative to Botox ®, its use in makeup and skin care is intended to reduce the look and/or formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Hygroplex

Hygroplex is a natural moisturizing complex which protects the skin from moisture loss and helps replace hydration lost by environmental impact and aging of the skin. Hygroplex supports circulation, delivering nutrients to the skin while keeping it strong and hydrated. This substance helps lock in critical moisture, a must for a softer, smoother appearance.

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Incroquat Behenyl

Used in hair conditioners, Incroquat Behenyl has significant emulsifying properties which allow for the delivery of conditioning silicone and other beneficial nutrients to the hair shaft. With great detangling and thickening actions, this mild conditioning complex offers the ultimate in soft, shiny, ultra manageable hair.

Isotonic Solute

As a basis for around-the-eye skin care products, Isotonic Solutes provide for safe, careful cleansing of the delicate orbital area. These distinctly mild and gentle solutes also provide protection from bacteria and other toxins.

Ivy Extract

With its astringent properties, the active ingredients in Ivy Extract help decongest the epidermal layer of the skin. They also help break down fatty stores and remove these substances by boosting the surface circulation, which aids in the elimination of cell metabolism waste and byproducts. Used in anti-cellulite products, Ivy Extract helps tone and tighten skin, promoting a smoother, more youthful appearance.

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Jojoba Oil Esters

Derived from restorative jojoba oil, these natural flakes are a useful, non-waxy binding agent in pigmented cosmetics because they assist in uniform product application while also moisturizing as opposed to lesser dehydrating binding agents.

Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis)

Because Jojoba Oil is so similar to the sebum naturally secreted by oil glands, it is gentle and non-irritating to skin, hair and scalp. Highly nourishing, it softens, smoothes and moisturizes while restoring skin's natural sebum and lipid balances. Luscious Jojoba Oil reduces moisture loss and conditions hair, skin and nails.

Jojoba Seed Oil

Because Jojoba Oil is so similar to the sebum naturally secreted by oil glands, it is gentle and non-irritating to skin. Highly nourishing, it softens, smoothes and moisturizes while restoring skin's natural sebum and lipid balances.

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Kaolin

Kaolin is gentle, absorbent clay that is kind to sensitive skin. It helps exfoliate and cleanse skin, purging clogged pores while absorbing excess oil and drawing toxins from the skin in a gentle but effective manner. Kaolin also stimulates circulation, brightening the complexion and refining the skin for a healthy, glowing appearance.

Keravis

Keravis is a hair strengthening complex which helps retain moisture and improves hair structure from the inside out. By bringing moisture to the hair follicles and creating a protective outer layer, Keravis helps strengthen hair, reduce breakage and provide flexibility, thickness and shine.

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Lactose and Milk Proteins

Milk Proteins, most notably Lactose, act as gentle exfoliants helping to improve the condition of the skin. Milk proteins provide significant hydration to thirsty skin cells, softening and soothing the skin. They can alleviate redness and irritations, comforting the delicate areas of the face and neck. Thanks to the Vitamins A and D naturally found in milk, these proteins nourish the skin and form a protective barrier to keep out harmful pollutants and toxins.

Lanolin

A highly refined oil, Lanolin has outstanding moisturizing and emollient capabilities. Used by the ancient Greeks in skin care and cosmetic products, it serves to reduce excessive moisture loss, restoring softness and elasticity, especially to dry or chapped skin.

Lavender Oil

The name lavender comes from the Latin root lavare, meaning "to wash". Lavender Oil was commonly used in ancient times in baths to help purify the body and spirit and is known as a hydrating and calming oil. Within lotions, gels and other beauty products, essential Oil of Lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties as well as the ability to revive tired muscles and soften skin, leaving it feeling refreshed.

Lecithin

Lecithin reduces inflammation and irritation in the skin, stimulates cell regeneration, improves skin texture, and prevents the formation of wrinkles. Acclaimed as well for softening, toning, and moisturizing, it promotes the restoration of the barrier function of the skin preventing moisture loss from the deeper layers. Lecithin is especially effective in combination with Vitamins A, D, F, B1, B6, and PP.

Lemon Extract

The lemons in this case won't make you pucker! Instead, they are the basis for a powerful and soothing skin care product ingredient. Produced from the outer peel of the lemon fruit through cold pressing, Lemon oil and extract tone, moisturize and purify skin. As used in a facial masque, this essential oil aids in unclogging pores as well as relieving dry skin and reducing the appearance of blemishes.

Lemon Oil

The lemons in this case won't make you pucker! Instead, they are the basis for a powerful and soothing skin care product ingredient. Produced from the outer peel of the lemon fruit through cold pressing, Lemon Oil tones, moisturizes and purifies skin. As used in a facial masque, this essential oil aids in unclogging pores as well as relieving dry skin and reducing the appearance of blemishes.

Leogard

Here to serve and protect! Leogard is an ingredient in hair care products that creates a protective sheath around the hair while providing excellent conditioning.

Leogard GP - Brenntag

Helping hair recover from the stress of products and environment, Leogard GP- Brenntag is a natural-based cellulose derivative that will provide hair and skin with a great conditioning effect!

Lichen Extract

Despite its odd nickname, Lichen Extract - or "old man's beard" - is a wonderful ingredient in certain skin care products where it acts as a protective and antibacterial agent. In a toner, for example, it is an effective yet gentle antimicrobial agent, destroying pesky microorganisms that are not healthy for your skin.

Lilium Candidum Extract

When used in a toner, this astringent ingredient hits its mark! Aimed at dry and sensitive skin alike, Lilium Candidum Extract is a moisturizing emollient that heals and softens damaged and irritated skin and tissue.

Lime Extract

Known as one of nature's calming powers, Lime Extract does just that when used in lotions and crèmes. This ingredient, derived from that little green citrus, serves to hydrate and rejuvenate and is especially beneficial for damaged or stressed skin.

Limonene

The lemons in this case won't make you pucker! Instead, they are the basis for a powerful and soothing skin care product ingredient. Produced from the outer peel of the lemon fruit through cold pressing, Lemon Oil tones, moisturizes and purifies skin. As used in a facial masque, this essential oil aids in unclogging pores as well as relieving dry skin and reducing the appearance of blemishes.

Lola Implexa

Lola Implexa Extract is a complex green algae, rich in magnesium and potassium. Harvested from the sea near Brittany, France, this algae provides deep hydration, stabilizes skin and promotes quicker cellular turnover while also providing protection of the cells with radicular action.

Linalool

The lemons in this case won’t make you pucker! Instead, they are the basis for a powerful and soothing skin care product ingredient. Produced from the outer peel of the lemon fruit through cold pressing, Lemon Oil tones, moisturizes and purifies skin. As used in a facial masque, this essential oil aids in unclogging pores as well as relieving dry skin and reducing the appearance of blemishes.

Linden Extract

Clinical research supports therapeutic calming and soothing effects from linden extracts, including anxiety-reducing, antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Macadamia Oil

Macadamia nuts may conjure images of Hawaii, but these nuts were actually first found and classified in Australia by John Macadam. The oil derived from these Aussie nuts has amazing properties that make it a prized ingredient in skin care products. Impressive in a lotion or crème, Macadamia Oil nourishes and moisturizes skin. It provides essential fatty acids and possesses great antioxidant properties as well.

Mango Seed Butter

Rich in beta carotene and essential fatty acids, Mango Butter is an exotic moisturizing ingredient used in cosmetic and skin care products and is much loved for its wealth of Vitamins A and E.

Marine Botoxal

(Otherwise known as Marine Elastin) Sérums and other skin care products with Marine Botoxal let you have the last laugh! This powerful ingredient helps diminish signs of aging by reducing fine "laugh" lines. It is known for its ability to revive and brighten the eye area.

Marine Collagen

This simple protein, which is critical in healthy young-looking skin, often diminishes with age. As it diminishes, the visible signs of aging appear in the form of unwanted wrinkles. A lotion or crème rich in Marine Collagen can work to rejuvenate skin -- hydrating, smoothing and moisturizing!

Marine Elastin

(Otherwise known as Marine Botoxal) Sérums and other skin care products with Marine Elastin let you have the last laugh! This powerful ingredient helps diminish signs of aging by reducing fine "laugh" lines. It is known for its ability to revive and brighten the eye area.

Matrixyl/Matrixil

This dynamo ingredient in skin care products has been getting much press over the last few years. Matrixyl is especially popular in anti-aging products and is said to naturally work within the skin to stimulate collagen production. As a result, wrinkles and sagging are decreased and skin elasticity is increased. Now that's one powerful peptide!

Maxi-Lip

A marvelous base ingredient in certain lip-care products, Maxi-Lip has great properties to make the most of lips! It enhances lip moisture, improves the definition of the lip line and reduces chapping for healthier and fuller-looking lips.

Meadowsweet Extract

Derived from a perennial wildflower, Meadowsweet Extract is also known as Pride of the Meadow or Queen of the Meadow. As a skin care ingredient, this extract acts as an astringent and helps sooth irritated skin. It is also known as an anti-inflammatory believed to tighten and tone skin.

Melissa Extract

Where else would Melissa Extract come from but the Melissa plant itself? Herbal experts tout this extract for its calming, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Within a crème or eye gel, for example, its job is to balance the skin and help combat irritations. Well done, Melissa!

Menth Oil

A relative of peppermint oil, Menth Oil is a welcome ingredient in skin care products such as lotions and crèmes. It is loved for its antiseptic, antibacterial and refreshing properties.

Menthol

The Japanese knew about Menthol and its useful properties long before those in the West. This organic compound can be obtained from various mint oils, such as peppermint, and is a wonderful addition to skin care products such as lotions or crèmes. It is often considered a natural cooling agent for the skin and can stimulate blood circulation. On the most basic level, it is simply refreshing!

Micronized Titanium Dioxide

Titanium Dioxide is a white, naturally occurring mineral used cosmetically as a great product opacifier and innate sunscreen. It can effectively protect against harmful UV rays, the most direct cause of the skin's premature aging, and is less likely than chemical UV-absorbing ingredients to cause skin irritations.

Modukine

Sensitive skin loves Modukine! Lactose and milk proteins are the basis for this ingredient which acts as a balancing agent for skin. Modukine has been shown to decrease redness in skin and is a wonderful anti-inflammatory. In a crème or lotion, it contributes to the moisturizing of dry and imbalanced skin.

Moist

The word says it all. Moist, as an ingredient in lotions and crèmes, draws moisture into skin cells and helps preserve it there. It is especially great for those who struggle with dry skin.

Moist-24

Moist-24 is just what dry skin needs in its moisturizer! It can provide optimal hydration and helps preserve moisture for up to 24 hours. This ingredient helps draw moisture into skin cells and assists in protecting against external stresses.

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Natural Alpha Bisabolol

Alpha Bisabolol, as the main ingredient of the medicinal chamomile plant, it helps administer active ingredients by enhancing skin penetration. The most important effects of Bisabolol are its anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and non-allergenic properties. Perfect for protecting sensitive skin, Bisabolol has a lovely calming effect. Light in color with a sweet and pleasant delicate floral aroma, Bisabolol is a preferred active ingredient for protection against the recurring stresses of the environment on the skin.

Natural Essential Oils (Ylang-Ylang, Rosewood)

Aromatically pleasing and capable of leaving skin feeling soft and smooth, Natural Essential Oils are a prized plant-based ingredient in many skin care products. The term "essential" simply refers to the scent that these oils possess. They are also viewed as essential to producers of quality products due to their powers to revive, stimulate, energize, balance, moisturize, soothe and calm. Each essential oil - from lavender to rosewood to ylang - boasts its own unique characteristics and benefits.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid, niacinamide is a potent cell-communicating ingredient that can improve skin's elasticity, reviving both tone and texture. When applied topically, niacinamide has been shown to prevent skin dehydration while also stimulating circulation. A sought-after ingredient for aiding acne-prone skin, niacinamide has a growing reputation for treating uneven skin tone by reducing acne and resulting hyperpigmentation.

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Old Man's Beard Extract

Also known as "Traveler's Joy" and more scientifically as Clematis Vitalba, the plant from which this extract is derived has almond scented flowers. Old Man's Beard Extract is considered a wonderful ingredient in certain skin care products and acts as a protective and antibacterial agent.

Oligophyco

It may be difficult to pronounce, but its benefits abound! Oligophyco is rich in many nutrients which help regenerate damaged skin while increasing firmness and elasticity.

Orange Oil

Like other citrus oils, Orange Oil is a valued ingredient in skin care lotions and crèmes. It is impressive due to its soothing antiseptic and skin-calming qualities.

OTZ 10

This antioxidant, capable of eliminating free radicals, protects against UVA and UVB induced damage, protects cell integrity and reduces stress to skin.

Ozokerite Wax

Sometimes referred to as earth wax, Ozokerite is a naturally occurring mineral wax derived from veins in sandstone. Emulsifying and emollient, this wax is used in cosmetic products as well for ensuring uniform color.

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Palm Oil Esters

Synthesized from tropical palm oil, this natural cosmetic binding agent is moisturizing as it aids in consistent texture and application in makeup and beauty products.

Palmitoyl Oligopeptide

Also known by trade name Matrixyl®, this is an exciting amino-peptide compound with great anti-aging benefits in skin applications. Such peptides play a vital role in skin repair and renewal by stimulating the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid resulting in a reduction of fine lines and an increase in firmness. Current research is pointing to this new compound as the next best thing to retinol, but without any side effects.

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5

This highly bio-active, deeply skin-penetrating peptide is able to activate the tissue growth factor that stimulates collagen synthesis in the skin. It minimizes eye puffiness and fluid retention under the eye as well as controls inflammation and improves firmness and elasticity of the skin. Simply put, this peptide helps to strengthen skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!

Panax Ginseng Extract

Also called Asian or Korean ginseng, Panax Ginseng has long been used successfully in traditional Chinese medicine as a remedy for weakness and fatigue. It is shown to have a positive impact on bodily systems including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancer effects and can enhance treatment of many conditions such as cancer, anxiety, colds, flu, blood sugar levels and cholesterol, as in type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. It may promote healthy circulation, memory, concentration and can even increase testosterone levels and lift men’s libidos.

Panthenol

Provitamin B5, panthenol is a humectant, emollient and moisturizer. It binds to the hair shaft readily and strengthens hair. It coats the hair and seals its surface, lubricating the hair shaft and making strands appear shiny. Panthenol helps in healing process by stimulating skin.

Parfum Camille

A proprietary fragrance blend using the subtle, lovely scent of the Camilla flower.

Parsol

Parsol is highly effective in protecting against the sun's harm. A UVB filter, it is found in sun care products for skin and hair and can assist in preventing pre-mature aging of the skin due to sun exposure.

Parsol 17

Parsol 17, a UVA filter, is a key ingredient in many hair and skin care products with sun protection properties. Its valuable protection can help skin defend itself against the damage caused by the sun.

Parsol 1789

This UVA sun filter is probably the most commonly used in sunscreens. It offers a very broad range of protection from the damage caused by sun and is considered hypoallergenic so it will not irritate your skin.

Parsol MCX

Parsol MCX is known as an excellent UVB filter. This highly effective ingredient is found in sun care products for skin and hair. It can help protect skin from the aging effects of sun exposure.

Peppermint Water

Peppermint Water is a refreshing ingredient in skin care sprays and elixirs. It serves to make skin feel stimulated and revitalized. Many believe that Peppermint also has a calming and relaxing effect on the mood.

Perilla Oil

Perilla Oil is derived from a plant in the mint family. It is high in Omega-3 and is a popular ingredient in dietary supplements. In skin care terms, it serves to hydrate and nourish skin and is found in various products - especially anti-aging and wrinkle-reducing sérums and crèmes.

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Pressed from the fleshy pulp surrounding the avocado pit, this natural oil is rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E and protein and intensely soothes skin.

Philodendron Extract

Philodendron Extract comes from such a common plant, but the results achieved when used within a skin care product are anything but common! An excellent moisturizer for dry and itchy skin, it is also well-suited for oily skin, leaving it moisturized and soft without oiliness.

Phlorogine

Phlorogine is a must for oily skin. This extract helps to balance the skin, greatly reducing oiliness without over-drying. In a skin care sèrum, it can be relied upon as an excellent weapon in the fight against oily skin and difficult acne.

Phytoglycolipides

Phytoglycolipides is derived from various plant seeds, such as wheat. It conditions, moisturizes and helps protect skin from environmental damage. It is well-suited for anti-wrinkle and anti-aging skin care products, and its use can help improve the overall appearance of skin.

Phytosqualan

Phytosqualan is a perfect ingredient for skin care products. A plant derivative, it is very similar to and extremely compatible with the natural oils of the skin. It is non-greasy and easily absorbed. It offers skin softness and smoothness as it strengthens the lipid barrier preventing future moisture loss.

Polygonum EHG

Water and moisturizing glycerin combine with Polygonum to form this compound. Polygonum is known as one of the most important and widely used Chinese tonic herb and is know as a skin conditioner and may protect the skin against UVB damage.

PR1 Perfum Base

This pure essential oil complex has detoxifying and purifying properties. In a skin care elixir, it helps to restore the skin's protective film.

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Red Tea

Red Tea (a.k.a. Rooiboos) is gaining popularity as people become even more aware of its high levels of antioxidants. A welcome addition to a beauty drink, Red Tea has many great properties for the entire body. Topping the list are its ability to help slow the aging process and boost the immune system.

Refined Corn Germ Oil

Similar in composition to sunflower oil, Refined Corn Germ Oil is a substantial emollient rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E.

Resveratrol

Research has found that resveratrol, a chemical compound found in grapes, wine and some berries, boasts anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, resveratrol's high concentration of antioxidants helps to protect cells from the damaging effects of such environmental factors as sun exposure and smoke.

Roman Chamomile Extract

Roman Chamomile Extract comes from a delicate daisy-like flower and has excellent soothing and comforting properties. Its anti-inflammatory characteristic makes it a welcome ingredient to skin care products for sensitive skin. An excellent skin conditioner, this extract helps reduce dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.

Rose Hips Oil

Rose Hips Oil is well known for its impact on the skin - particularly dry, mature skin. With its restructuring and rehydrating properties, this oil has been shown to repair damaged skin cells, reduce wrinkles and restore firmness to the skin.

Rose Water

Rose Water -- it just sounds sweet and soothing, and it is! Rose Water in cleansers and toners works to refresh, moisturize and tone, making it highly effective for both dry and sensitive skin. Its astringent quality makes it equally effective for oilier skin.

Rosemary Oil

Purifying. Healing. Regenerating. These are a few words used to describe the properties of Rosemary Oil. It is a winner in skin care products due to its antioxidant characteristics and its wonderful yet subtle fragrance.

Rosewood Oil

Extracted from the bark of an evergreen tree with Brazilian origins, this oil is highly effective in products for various skin types. Rosewood Oil is known for its ability to stimulate cells and regenerate tissue, making it an especially exciting ingredient in products for aging and more mature skin. The environmentally conscious might also find it important to recognize that legislation in South America currently requires that these trees be properly forested - one planted for every one forested!

Rucus Extract

Rucus Extract is a circulation booster for your skin. Its use in skin care products helps enhance fluid removal by dilating venous and lymphatic channels. As a welcome addition to crèmes, it works to enhance the form and appearance of skin.

Retinyl Palmitate

Retinyl palmitate is considered the more user-friendly form of retinol (vitamin A) and a gentler ingredient on sensitive skin. Once absorbed into the skin, retinyl palmitate is converted to retinol and then retinoic acid, which stimulates the renewal process of aging skin cells by encouraging collagen and elastin regeneration to combat fine lines and wrinkles. It is this reparative vitamin’s small molecular structure that allows it to penetrate beneath the skin’s outer layer into the lower layers where collagen and elastin reside. An exfoliator, it also promotes the renewal of the upper layer of skin and can help replace skin once damaged by acne.

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Safflower Oil

Even VERY dry skin is no match for Safflower Oil. As a component in cleansers and crèmes, this oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids and works effectively to truly hydrate skin.

Sage Extract

The word for the herb sage comes from the Latin word, "salvia", meaning savior. Sage Extract may just be a savior for oily skin! A free radical scavenger as well as an excellent antiseptic/astringent, this extract is full of benefits for those with oily skin.

Sage Oil

Sage Oil is an essential oil known as an anti-inflammatory and astringent. Its healing properties make it an excellent ingredient for skin care products, especially for troubled or oily skin.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid has long been used by wise people from the Greeks to the Native Americans. The word itself is Latin for Willow Tree, and the bark of the willow is one source from which it is derived. Often found in facial cleansers and acne treatments, Salicylic Acid allows for new skin growth after it carefully peels away the top layer of the skin and opens plugged follicles.

Sea Buckthorn

Prevention could be the middle name of this amazing plant and the fruit it bears. Medicinally, Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) has long been revered in China, Russia and Europe for its preventative, health promoting benefits such as aiding in digestion disorders. The orange berries are rich in antioxidants with healing, nutritive, and therapeutic qualities. Vitamin C tops the list of potent components followed by vitamin E, flavonoids, oils rich in essential fatty acids and other nutrients with strong anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, analgesic, and regenerative properties. Sea Buckthorn can protect cell membranes from the harmful effects of chemical contaminants, inhibits formation of atherosclerotic plaque and reduces cholesterol, aids in stabilizing blood pressure and preventing arrhythmias, is a powerful immune system booster, proven to improve the condition of hair and skin, reduces inflammation and promotes tissue regeneration.

Sea Silk

A gift from the sea! This Seaweed extract is a particularly impressive ingredient when included in hair care products. Its purpose is to increase shininess and softness while moisturizing dry and damaged hair. Additionally, it is anti-irritating and soothing, making it particularly beneficial for those with sensitive skin.

Sea Water

Simple and effective, Sea Water is a natural ingredient that can penetrate cell membranes and promote much needed hydration. In a facial crème or sèrum, the effect is long-lasting moisturization that assists in skin renewal!

SEC

SEC is an ingredient with several purposes. This hard-working product is particularly valuable to those with mature skin who can find it in various anti-aging skin sèrums. It works to smooth out those crow's feet and other fine lines, reducing their severeness. At the same time, it also protects from free radicals that can cause future damage.

Selenium

Beneficial for both men and women. Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health. It helps maintain a healthy immune system, reduces cell damage and, by protecting against free radicals, may decrease the risk of heart disease and cancers of various organs including the prostate. Selenium also plays a role in the proper functioning of the thyroid gland.

Shea Butter

Native to Africa, the Shea tree produces fruit used to create Shea Butter, one of the world's richest emollients regarded for its nourishing, moisturizing and repairing properties. As an anti-inflammatory, Shea Butter is highly effective in calming skin irritations while also improving the appearance of dry skin and providing some UV sun protection.

Shiitake Mushroom

Shiitake Mushroom prevents melanin from forming, resulting in a brighter, more even complexion. Moreover, shiitake contains great amounts of highly beneficial Vitamin D after brief exposure to UV or sunlight.

Shorea robusta Resin

An ancient herb with medicinal and therapeutic properties. The resin, in particular, is antimicrobial and functions as an astringent in skin care to tone and tighten tissue.

Silica

A trace mineral used in fine cosmetics, silica helps strengthen connective tissue, enhance the delivery of key skin-hydrating ingredients and prevent product caking. Also an ingredient in hair products, Silica promotes shiny, glossy hair and has been shown to slow hair loss while improving hair quality.

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

A Vitamin C derivative, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is known for its antioxidant properties. While it combats the formation of irregularities in skin color, it also promotes the formation of vital collagen.

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate helps the fight against dry skin! It comes to the rescue by forming a protective film on the skin and can help moisturize and soothe even the most sensitive skin.

Soja Insaponifiables

Soja Insaponifiables (a soybean derivative) is a powerful skin care ingredient. As part of a face lotion, it protects the skin and helps boost its defenses. Its regenerating and moisturizing properties promote cell renewal and diminish the look of those unwanted fine lines. Bottom line ...skin looks and feels smoother, tighter and younger!

SPD

SPD is an anti-microbial. In skin care products, it helps protect the skin from bacteria and other toxins that affect the look and feel of your delicate skin.

St. John’s Wort Oil

St. John’s Wort Oil is an anti-inflammatory as well as an analgesic that promotes healing. In skin care (especially sun-care) products, it has wonderful soothing benefits and helps skin maintain its balance.

Sumac Berry Peel Wax

An organic wax derived from sumac berry peels and used in lieu of petroleum in beauty products because it provides natural shine while nourishing, stabilizing and protecting the skin. Research suggests sumac to have antimicrobial and hypoglycemic properties as well.

Sunflower Seed Oil

Yes, it comes right from that little seed! Sunflower (seed) oil is a rich emollient, high in vitamin E, that helps skin retain its moisture. It gently works to protect, strengthen and condition skin.

Sunflower Seed Wax (Helianthus Annuus)

Conditioning, moisturizing and high in vitamin E, this wonder wax is the cool kid on the block for working its magic in cosmetics.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet Almond Oil is a star when it comes to skin care products. It can play an important role in cleansers, moisturizers, lip care, etc. Great for dry skin, it is a rich emollient and a soothing anti-inflammatory which calms and nourishes the skin, leaving it silky to the touch.

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Talc

Especially valuable in cleansers and acne-fighting skin care products, Talc is a natural mineral (of magnesium) that helps absorb oils from the skin.

Tamanu Oil

The powers of Tamanu Oil are becoming more and more understood for use in cosmetics and even for medical purposes. Truly a treasure from the tropics, the Tamanu tree is indigenous to tropical Asia where natives are said to believe it is a gift from the gods with powers to protect their skin from the elements. Tamanu Oil aids in the formation of new tissue, and in a skin care regime, helps in the development of healthy, clear skin. It possesses healing, anti-inflammatory and even anti-bacterial properties.

Tegoamid

Tegoamid is a great conditioning agent found especially in hair care products. It contributes to the manageability of hair, reducing static charge and leaving hair feeling soft.

Tephroline

Tephroline enhances wellness inside and out! Extracted from the seeds of the wild-indigo plant which grows in the Himalayas, it has traditionally been used by many cultures to make skin feel good and to promote calmness and relaxation. In crèmes and sèrums it works to soften skin as it stimulates the synthesis of beta-endorphins which promote relaxing and calming effects.

The Blanc EHG

Green tea appears to exert sun damage protection by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation rather than by blocking UV rays. Therefore, green tea may synergistically enhance sun protection when used in addition to a sunscreen. Considering their well-documented antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, topical green tea polyphenols are likely to slow down the development of some signs of aging.

The Rogue EHG

Antioxidants are known for their anti-ageing benefits, Red Tea and Red Tea Extracts contain potent, natural anti-oxidants and enzymes such as Vitamin C, E and Carotene that can limit the damaging and ageing effect of free radicals on the skin.

Thyme Oil

Thyme Oil is a powerful essential oil. It serves to soften skin and also possesses strong antiseptic properties.

Tiare Oil

Tiare Oil is comprised of the extract of the Tiare (Gardenia) Flower, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, and Tocopheryl Acetate, a form of Vitamin E. Together, these ingredients bring a wealth of benefits to the skin. Contributing its lovely fragrance as well as its soothing treatment of eczema, the Tiare Flower has been used for centuries in its native Tahiti. The Coconut yields a distinctively dry, silky oil, rich in fatty acids, and known for its emulsifying and emollient properties. Finally, Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, increases the skin's moisture, and provides relief to many surface skin irritations. Your skin will adore this luscious combination.

Titanium Dioxide

Titanium Dioxide is a naturally occurring mineral used cosmetically as a whitening pigment and sunscreen. It can effectively protect against harmful UV rays, which contribute to skin’s premature aging and is less likely to cause skin irritations than chemical UV-absorbing ingredients.

Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E)

A form of Vitamin E, Tocopherol Acetate is a powerful antioxidant which protects the skin against stress. In a skin care regimen, this power ingredient conditions and moisturizes as it protects.

Tomato Extract

A true gift of nature, tomato extract packs a powerful punch in the form of lycopene – one of the most revered antioxidants. Antioxidants are lauded for their protective qualities and their ability improve the texture, tone and overall health of skin.

Tomato Fruit Oil

An emollient skin-conditioning agent, tomato treats the skin to vitamins A, B, C, and K, proteins and free-radical-fighting lycopene. Laden with antioxidants, tomato restores dead skin cells and promotes quick recovery and relief of skin damaged by the sun and other external elements.

Tritisol

Share the wealth, skin and hair! Tritisol, a derivative of wheat protein, serves you both well! It is a rich and moisturizing emollient for skin and adds volume and strength to hair.

Tussilage

Tussilage is derived from the plant that bears its name. The pretty, flowering perennial is fairly common in France and other places in Europe. The nickname for this plant is "Colt's Foot" because of the large hoof-shaped leaves that take the place of the flower once blooming is over. In skin care products, Tussilage is prized for its skin-softening, anti-aging and astringent properties.

Tocopheryl Acetate

A form of Vitamin E, Tocopherol Acetate is an antioxidant which protects the skin against stress while also conditioning and moisturizing.

Tocopherol Acetate

A form of Vitamin E, Tocopherol Acetate is an antioxidant which protects the skin against stress. In a skin care regimen, this power ingredient conditions and moisturizes as it protects.

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Uvinul M

This is a UV filter grade perfect for a crème. It serves to protect skin against the damaging effects of UV radiation which lead to pre-mature aging. This ingredient also protects the product itself from damage from UV rays, helping it maintain its stability and thus its effectiveness.

Uvinul MS

This is a UV filter grade well-suited for a misting skin care application. It serves to protect skin and hair against the damaging effects of UV radiation which lead to dryness and pre-mature aging. This ingredient also protects the product itself from damage from UV rays, helping it maintain its stability and thus its effectiveness.

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Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable Glycerin is typically derived from coconut or palm oil. It is invaluable as an emollient, and is gentle enough even for children's skin. It is hypoallergenic, highly moisturizing and is "hygroscopic", meaning that it actually absorbs water from the air. Use this natural ingredient to soften and moisturize your most tender, delicate areas.

Vegetal DNA Extract

Use of Vegetal DNA Extract in skin care products can help revitalize and repair skin, reducing the signs of fatigue and dehydration.

Vegetal Glycerine

Vegetable Glycerin is typically derived from coconut or palm oil. It is invaluable as an emollient, and is gentle enough even for children’s skin. It is hypoallergenic, highly moisturizing and is "hygroscopic", meaning that it actually absorbs water from the air. Use this natural ingredient to soften and moisturize your most tender, delicate areas.

Vegetal Tensor

Vegetal Tensor is a natural skin smoother based on a vegetable complex. It helps restore skin's luminosity and minimizes the visible appearance of wrinkles! The sustained moisturizing properties leave skin radiant with a natural, healthy glow!

Vegewhite

A natural active agent with bearberry, scutellaria root, glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice) and calluna vulgaris (heather) extracts which combine for a synergistic whitening effect on skin. Highly effective because it involves both direct and indirect methods of skin whitening including inhibiting tyrosinase, reducing formation of melanin, along with astringents and anti-free radical effects. All this, but still gentle and safe for the health of your skin!

Verbena Officinalis Oil

The historical Verbena is passionately coveted for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, used for centuries around the world to heal inside and out. Its light and lovely citrus aroma enhances the restorative and healing effects and relaxes the senses too.

Vital

It's all in the name! This ingredient is vital to soft skin. It is known as a strong moisturizer which softens the skin giving it a velvety touch.

Vitamin A

This excellent antioxidant can help stimulate dry skin and promote cellular renewal to keep skin healthy, clear and just plain beautiful. An essential nutrient, Vitamin A is linked to the prevention of night blindness and other eye problems. It´s easy to see why Vitamin A is so very important in a beauty drink as well as in powerful cosmetics and skin care products!

Vitamin A Palmitate (Retinyl Palmitate)

In skin care crèmes, lotions and oils, Vitamin A Palmitate is used for its superior moisturizing and conditioning properties. It soothes as it “normalizes” skin! This natural form of Vitamin A is easily absorbed by the skin, aiding the stimulation of new cell growth. It is extremely beneficial for the treatment of dry, damaged skin. Some clinical results have shown that Vitamin A Palmitate may significantly improve skin composition to increase collagen DNA, skin thickness and elasticity. Vitamin A Palmitate´s stability is superior to retinol (Vitamin A), and topical application of Retinyl Palmitate is the most sensible way for loading the skin with retinol.

Vitamin B

B vitamins are essential nutrients for growth, development, energy production and a variety of other bodily functions. They are proven to aid in blood circulation and digestion of carbohydrates, form red blood cells, prevent nerve damage and promote normal growth.Vitamin B3: Known as Niacin, this vitamin plays an important role in energy production and maintaining healthy nervous and digestive systems. It is effective in improving circulation, lowering cholesterol and also helps make various sex and stress-related hormones.

Vitamin C

This long-respected vitamin may neutralize free radicals which contribute to premature aging while increasing the cell turnover process to enhance skin's natural radiance. Vitamin C is required for the growth and repair of the tissues in all parts of the body. It is necessary to form collagen (an important support system for skin) and contributes to bright, even skin tone. Not only can Vitamin C enhance the look and overall health of skin, it is essential for the healing of wounds and for the repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth. Unfortunately, the body quickly depletes itself of Vitamin C because it can only store a certain amount. Consider a daily dose in a beauty drink to give the body its much needed fresh supply!

Vitamin E

A champion in the fight against free radicals when in a crème, lotion, or cleanser, Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that also improves the softness and elasticity of the skin. Vitamin E prevents premature signs of aging by protecting vital elements from the destructive forces of free radicals, which can damage cells and may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer. When consumed in a health/beauty drink, Vitamin E, again, acts to protect cells against the effects of free radicals.

Vitamin PP

Also known as Vitamin B3 or Niacin, Vitamine PP is the traditional name of this vitamin that is necessary in cell regeneration. In a skin care toner, for example, it can help enhance circulation in areas prone to or plagued by skin problems such as redness from broken capillaries and varicose veins.

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Wheat Ceramides

Moisturizing Wheat Ceramides have properties that hydrate and balance while leaving behind softer, smoother skin. They are especially great in skin care products intended for those wishing to minimize those fine lines that appear with age.

Wheat Germ (Refined) Oil

Promoting healthy skin is what Wheat Germ Oil does best! Rich in fatty acids and natural Vitamin E (not to mention Vitamins A, C, K, D, B1, B2, B3 and B6), it is a powerful emollient with intense antioxidant properties. It combats the effects of premature aging and the loss of elasticity and therefore is a likely key ingredient in body, face and décolleté treatments. While promoting cellular exchange and supplying energy and nutrients, it gives skin back its suppleness and smoothness and is well-known for soothing irritated skin. Even hair is not immune to the nourishing and renewing benefits of Wheat Germ Oil!

White Tea

It is becoming increasingly agreed upon in the scientific community that WhiteTea offers even more cancer-fighting antioxidant agents than green tea. Like green tea, white tea is derived from the Camellia sinensis plant. However, the leaves of white tea are harvested before the buds are fully opened. White tea has high levels of anti-viral and anti-bacterial qualities. It is known to help eliminate toxins that can lead to premature aging and also aids in inhibiting collagen breakdown while increasing elasticity to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and sagging. As it replenishes lost moisture from thinning skin, it makes skin appear tighter and feel firmer.

Wild Yam

The powers of Wild Yam have long been heralded by traditional cultures for its ability to treat symptoms of irritability, anxiety and insomnia. It is often used in various forms by mature women experiencing midlife changes to help create balance. In a crème form, it is known for its anti-aging properties and acts deep within cells to help maintain moisture balance and stimulate cellular metabolism.

Witch Hazel Extract

For years only Native Americans were privy to the secret powers of Witch Hazel. Now all can benefit from its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Similar to the tannins found in tea, an active ingredient found in Witch Hazel is tannin acid. Tannins have the potential to shrink the capillaries below skin's surface and improve circulation. As a result, crèmes and other products with Witch Hazel may refine the texture of the skin while firming and toning. It also boasts astringent, decongesting, purifying and softening qualities. Nothing witchy about that!

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Yarrow Extract

Yarrow extract is used as a skin softener and soothing, healing agent. With anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant qualities, it is a good friend to your skin that may also inhibit the darkening of skin cells due to flavonoids in its mix.

Yeast Extract

Yeast Extract improves the flow of oxygen to skin cells. In a facial masque, this translates into radiant, luminous skin! The excellent moisture-binding properties of Yeast Extract stimulate cell renewal and firm tissues, reducing puffiness and providing that healthy glow!

Yerba Mate Extract

With almost 200 active compounds and a huge variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, polyphenols and antioxidants, Yerba Mate Extract is an impressive natural energy source! It is increasing in popularity among health-minded consumers because of its natural ability to boost the immune system, aid the digestive tract, decrease cravings while burning more calories, plus improve one's mood and mental focus. It is your go-to source for overall heart healthy benefits as well as a gentle and safe detoxifier.

Ylang Oil

Powerful for mind, body and spirit, Ylang Oil is distilled from the tropical Asian Cananga tree's starfish-shaped flowers. This exotic, aromatic essential oil is known to evoke feelings of deep calm and melt away anxiety and stress. Additionally, because of its ability to soften skin and promote firmness, this wonder oil is a beloved ingredient in crèmes and lotions, especially for those with more mature skin in search of products with anti-aging benefits.

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Zinc Gluconate and Extract from Horse Chestnut of India extract

This little combo, Zinc Gluconate and Extract from Horse Chestnut of India extract, is great for sensitive skin. It gently combats inflammation of the skin. As a result, it is a prized ingredient in award-winning skin care products.

Zinc Oxide

Composed of an essential mineral, Zinc Oxide is used cosmetically in products to help protect against sunburn and other damage to the skin caused by ultraviolet light. Praised for its non-irritating and non-allergenic benefits, it is a perfect partner in cosmetic products for topically protecting your skin.

Zinc Oxyde/Oxide

Zinc Oxyde/Oxide has long been known as an incredible protectant from harmful UV rays. Less known, but equally important, are the astringent, antiseptic and soothing powers it provides when used in cleansers, crèmes or lotions.

Zinc Stearate

An essential mineral for healthy skin, Zinc helps synthesize collagen to promote skin fullness and elasticity. Zinc acts as an astringent, anti-inflammatory and stabilizing agent for skin irritations - including acne and rosacea, the latter of which is a common skin issue for mature women. Stearate is often included in cosmetics for its crucial lubricating properties. Moreover, it keeps emulsions strong and beautifully blended.