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Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15
A tetrapeptide that targets neurosensitive skin by decreasing the release of pro-inflammatory mediators and increasing the skin's sensitivity tolerance threshold, making skin less reactive and diminishing sensations of pain and discomfort.
Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract
Assists in controlling sebaceous gland secretions.
Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil
An excellent source of gamma linoleic acid, Kukui Nut Oil smoothes skin while moisturizing. Used to treat dry, chapped, irritated skin.
Algae Extract
A rich source of sugars and amino acids derived from marine algae.
Algin
Stabilizer derived from Algae, used as a thickener.
Allantoin
Derived from the Comfrey Root, this botanical extract is an excellent soothing and healing agent.
Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract
Anti-fungal, anti-septic properties, a natural and effective treatment against the P acne bacteria.
Allyl Methacrylates Crosspolymer
A carrier vehicle for essential oils.
Alnus Firmifolia Fruit Extract
Derived from the seed of the Japanese Alder Tree, this extract scavenges free radicals, controls enzyme degradation of key tissue components of the skin and stimulates DNA repair enzymes.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Softening, soothing and healing agent.
Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide
A sugar molecule that is bio-selective, meaning it stabilizes the microflora of the skin by encouraging growth of specific non-odor causing bacteria.
Aminomethyl Propanol
pH adjuster.
Aminopeptidase
Enzyme that helps loosen cell cohesion while stimulating digestion of keratin protein in the epidermis.
Amodimethicone
Silicone polymer with amino acids, used as a lubricant and conditioner.
Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil
Commonly known as Sandalwood. Used for its aromatic and stimulating properties.
Angelica Archangelica Extract
Analgesic and bacteria fighting properties useful in the treatment of acne.
Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil
Calming, sedating and nourishing agent.
Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil
Calming, sedating and nourishing agent.
Annato (CI 75120)
Yellow to pink vegetable dye from a tropical tree.
Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract/Oil
Calming, soothing and anti-inflammatory agent.
Arctium Lappa Root Extract
Essential Oil derived from Burdock Root. Anti-inflammatory agent.
Arginine
An essential amino acid used as a conditioning agent.
Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide
A peptide that acts as a sugar trap, binding free sugar that would react with proteins to form Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs). Provides an anti- glycation effect.
Arnica Montana Flower Extract
A soothing botanical, excellent for calming skin.
Artemisia Vulgaris Extract
Derived from the Mugwort plant, this extract is rich in amino acids, proteins and cell membrane carbohydrates. A powerful anti-irritant and anti- inflammatory agent that reduces redness and irritation.
Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract
Rich in polyphenols and fucoidan which contribute to the reduction of melanin production and increasing cell renewal.
Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin C, antioxidant, essential for collagen synthesis, water-soluble.
Ascorbyl Glucoside
Helps brighten surface spots while controlling oxidation.
Ascorbyl Palmitate
Oil-soluble, super-stable form of Vitamin C. Antioxidant.
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate
Oil-soluble, super-stable form of Vitamin C. Antioxidant.
Aspalathes Linearis Leaf Extract
From the South African Red Bush Rooibos. Contains antioxidants fifty times more powerful than Green Tea polyphenols. A rich source of vitamins and minerals.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Protein or Flour
Moisturizes, soothes, calms irritation; anti-inflammatory properties.