ALLANTOIN

Allantoin can be found in plants such as comfrey, horse chesnut, and bearberry.  It’s known for its ability to protect the skin from irritation and aid in wound healing.

ALOE

Derived from a succulent plant, aloe offers many skin benefits and is suited for all skin types, especially dry and sensitive skin. It offers anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, soothing, and anti-itch qualities for the skin.

ARBUTIN

Arbutin has a natural lightening effect on skin by reducing an enzyme that contributes to pigmentation. Arbutin also has antioxidant properties, which can play a role in its brightening benefits by reducing oxidative stress in the skin.

ARNICA

Arnica, derived from the arnica montana flower, promotes healing of skin by decreasing swelling and bruising.

AVOCADO

Rich in vitamins C and E, avocado oil provides antioxidant protection and moisturizes skin.

BENZOYL PEROXIDE

Benzoyl Peroxide effectively treats and prevents acne by reducing bacteria underneath the skin. Benzoyl Peroxide also helps pores shed dead skin cells and excess oil.

CAFFEINE

The anti-inflammatory effects of Caffeine help reduce swelling and promote circulation. As an antioxidant, Caffeine provides protective benefits by reducing free radicals that damage skin.

CALENDULA

Also referred to as “pot marigold,” Calendula is known for its soothing and hydrating properties to calm acne and skin irritation. Calendula also provides protective benefits by reducing oxidative stress on the skin.

CERAMIDE

Ceramides are a class of fatty acids called lipids. They are naturally found in skin cells and play an important role in cellular function. Topically applied, they help create a barrier to lock moisture in the skin to prevent dryness and irritation.

CHAMOMILE

When applied to the skin, Chamomile can decongest clogged pores, soothe dermatitis and eczema, hydrate skin, and speed the healing of burns.

CLAY

In addition to cleansing, smoothing, and brightening skin, Clay helps clear clogged pores by drawing impurities to the surface.

COENZYME Q10

Coenzyme Q10, also known as Co-Q10, can reduce sun damage and increase antioxidant protection. Its rejuvenating and protecting effect on the skin promotes a healthy complexion.

CUCUMBER

Cucumber can reduce swelling and puffiness of the skin. Its mild astringent effect is helpful to unclog pores on sensitive skin.

DEFENSINS

Defensins are regenerative peptides that signal cells to improve wrinkles, firmness, pores, texture, dullness, and age spots. These peptides also improve skin barrier functions to prevent moisture loss.

DIMETHICONE

Dimethicone is a gentle moisturizing ingredient with protective benefits.

EMBLICA

From the India gooseberry fruit, Emblica serves as an antioxidant to protect the skin from ultraviolet light and pollution.

ENZYMES

Enzymes in skin care are commonly sourced from fruits and work by gently exfoliating dead cells.

FERULIC ACID

Not only does Ferulic Acid work as an antioxidant to protect skin, it also boosts the effects of other antioxidants. Ferulic Acid is also known to lighten dark spots due to its ability to inhibit an enzyme that produces melanin.

FRUIT EXTRACT

Fruit extracts help exfoliate and brighten skin. Common fruit extracts include glycolic, lactic, and citric acids.

GINSENG

Ginseng, a root found in Asia and parts of North America, is helpful to inhibit wrinkle formation, increase skin’s moisture, brighten skin, and reduce puffiness.

GLYCERIN

Glycerin acts as a humectant that allows the skin to retain moisture. It also works as an emollient to soften and protect skin.

GLYCOLIC ACID

Made from sugar cane, Glycolic Acid is a popular alpha hydroxy acid used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, pores, acne, ingrown hair, and dark spots. Its ability to shed dead skin cells leaves skin looking and feeling smoother.

GRAPEFRUIT

The antioxidants in Grapefruit can revitalize dull, dehydrated skin. Grapefruit also contains an antioxidant known to reduce redness and inflammation.

GRAPESEED

Grapeseed has antimicrobial and antifungal properties making it an effective natural ingredient for wound healing. It is also useful for inflammatory conditions such as rosacea and eczema.

GREEN TEA

Polyphenol, the active ingredient in Green Tea, reduces inflammation in the skin. Green Tea also contains caffeine and scavenges harmful free radicals caused by ultraviolet light and environmental stressors.

HYALURONIC ACID

Naturally found in the skin, Hyaluronic Acid helps the skin retain moisture. Its hydrating abilities can also plump the skin to make wrinkles less apparent.

HYDROQUINONE

Hydroquinone is an FDA-approved topical skin lightener used to treat areas of darkened skin (such as hyperpigmentation, age spots, melasma, and discoloration resulting from skin injury) by decreasing overactive melanocytes.

JOJOBA

Jojoba oil is an excellent skin hydrator and provides antioxidant protection.

KELP

Kelp is a salt-water algae known for its healing properties and can be beneficial for those with acne, rosacea, and skin sensitivity.  Rich in nutrients and vitamins, it also works as an antioxidant, exfoliator, brightener, and hydrator.

LACTIC ACID

Derived from milk or fermented from sugar-rich foods, Lactic Acid moisturizes and exfoliates skin for a softer and smoother appearance.

LEMON

Lemon extract works as a natural exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and brighten skin.

MARULA

The antioxidants and essential fatty acids in Marula Oil not only provide deep hydration, but also help to heal and nourish damaged skin.

MATRIXYL

Palmitoyl pentapeptide, the active ingredient in Matrixyl, stimulates growth of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to reduce wrinkles and repair skin damage.

MINERALS

Minerals can have a calming effect on the skin and their reflective properties provide protection from ultraviolet light.

NIACINAMIDE

This form of vitamin B3 plays an important role in supporting the skin barrier and its resiliency and also has an anti-inflammatory effect to calm irritated skin (such as rosacea, acne, and redness-prone skin). It is also classified as an antioxidant.

NONI

Derived from noni fruit, noni oil is concentrated with a multitude of vitamins and minerals to nourish and revitalize skin.

PANTHENOL

Panthenol (or pro-vitamin B5) is a hydrating ingredient used for its moisturizing and calming properties. On the scalp, Panthenol’s anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory effects help reduce hair loss.

PEPTIDES

Peptides are the building blocks of collagen, elastin, and other important proteins in the skin. They work by signaling skin cells to perform functions that minimize signs of aging.

PHYTO GROWTH FACTOR

Phyto growth factors accelerate skin cell renewal like epidermal growth factors sourced from humans or animals but are plant derived.

PUMICE

Pumice stone works as an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells.

RESVERATROL

Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in grapes and berries. In addition to protecting skin from free radical damage, it also has calming properties to minimize skin inflammation and redness.

RETINOL

This form of vitamin A is a non-prescription retinoid that helps preserve and stimulate new collagen. Retinol exfoliates the skin to unclog pores and smooth skin texture and is effective in reducing brown spots and discoloration.

ROSEHIP

Rosehip has been valued since ancient times for its healing properties. Its high concentrations of vitamins are also helpful for collagen and elastin production.

SALICYLIC ACID

This beta-hydroxy acid, derived from willow bark, is well known for reducing acne. Its antibacterial and exfoliating activity unclogs pores to reduce blackheads and whiteheads.

SAFFLOWER

The fatty acids in this flowering plant improve skin barrier function and moisturize skin. Safflower oil also has anti-inflammatory properties to improve eczema and dermatitis.

SEA WHIP

Extracted from coral, Sea Whip contains protective and repairing enzymes that help heal and nourish skin.

SHEA BUTTER

Shea Butter is a fat extracted from shea tree nuts. It works as an emollient that softens and hydrates skin. The fatty acids and vitamins in Shea Butter also provide anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

SILICONE

Silicone heals scars by increasing hydration and regulating fibroblast production to promote a softer and flatter scar.

SQUALANE

This moisturizing antioxidant has anti-inflammatory properties to reduce skin redness and swelling.

TRETINOIN

Tretinoin is a prescription retinoid (a form of vitamin A) that helps preserve and stimulate new collagen. It also exfoliates the skin to unclog pores and smooth skin texture and can be effective in reducing brown spots and discoloration.

UREA

Naturally present in the skin, Urea helps slow moisture loss. At strengths above 10%, Urea works as an exfoliator that breaks down dead skin cells to reduce flaking or scaling skin.

VITAMIN C

This proven antioxidant not only protects skin from ultraviolet rays and pollution, but also stimulates new collagen, brightens skin, and promotes skin healing. Its anti-inflammatory effect also reduces redness and puffiness.

VITAMIN E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that works as an antioxidant in the skin. It also assists with cellular restoration from sun damage, supports healing, and moisturizes skin.

VITAMIN K

This fat-soluble vitamin is best known in skin care for its ability to fade under-eye circles. This is due to its effects on the blood clotting process that reduces blood pooling under the skin.

WHITE TEA

Like green tea, White Tea is an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory benefits. White tea is also helpful to prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin.

WITCH HAZEL

Witch Hazel is helpful for acne as it helps clean pores and reduce inflammation.

ZINC OXIDE

Zinc Oxide provides skin with optimal protection from harmful ultraviolet rays. It is considered the best sunscreen ingredient as it not only blocks both UVA and UVB rays but is also photostable and resistant to water.