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Glossary

Comprehensive Ingredient Glossary.

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Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp)
A Brown Seaweed Extract, rich in polysaccharides and amino acids, that help moisturize and firm skin. Aids in smoothing skin texture.
Madecassoside
A patented mixture of two compounds from Centella Asiatica (AKA Gotu Kola) that inhibit inflammatory mediators in the skin while treating inflammation. Helps normalize keratinocytes to control development of flaky skin patches that result from erratic cell proliferation due to irritation while stimulating collagen biosynthesis.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
An antioxidant and skin conditioning ingredient. A stabilized form of Vitamin C, linked to collagen synthesis.
Magnesium Sulfate
Part of the hydrolyzed algin complex that maintains metalloenzymes (collagenase, elastase, etc.) at optimum activity to repair damaged skin tissue.
Mahonia Aquifolium Root Extract
Essential oil used for its astringent and antiseptic properties.
Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract
A plant gel which is soothing, healing and softening to skin. Excellent in reducing inflammation.
Manganese Sulfate
Part of the hydrolyzed Algin complex that maintains metalloenzymes (collagenase, elastase, etc.) at optimum activity to repair damaged skin tissue.
Mangiferia Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract
Derived from Mango fruit, used for its natural fragrance properties.
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract or Leaf Oil
Used for its antiseptic, analgesic and anti-bacterial properties, also aids in healing and soothing the skin.
Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract or Oil
From the leaves and flowers of the Balm Mint plant. Imparts an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory action that has a calming, soothing effect on the skin.
Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil
A essential volatile oil obtained by steam distillation from the fresh flowering spearmint plant. Used as a natural fragrance for cosmetics.
Menthol
Imparts a “cool” feeling to skin. Derived from the Peppermint plant. Has an anti-inflammatory, anti-itching effect on skin.
Menthoxypropanediol
Provides a cooling, soothing effect to skin.
Methyl Gluceth-20
A humectant.
Mica (CI 77019)
Any of a group of minerals that are found in crystallized, thin, elastic sheets that can be spread easily. Ground and widely used as a lubricant, coloring in cosmetics and to create an iridescence.
Microcrystalline Cellulose
A plant-derived cellulose powder that binds other ingredients in a formula.
Montmorillonite
A type of clay that is the main ingredient of Bentonite and Fuller’s Earth. Has oil- absorbing properties.
Morus Alba Root Extract
A native plant of Japan. Inhibits Tyrosinase activity, controlling melanin production. Used as an anti-inflammatory agent.