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Acai Berry

Acai is rich in omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids. These all help skin appear youthful and supple, Fatty acids revive the look of dry, dull skin. If you're getting enough, your skin looks smooth and soft. If you're not, skin dries out, sags, and becomes dull. 

 


Adenosine

 

Adenosine decreases the appearance of wrinkles by energizing the skin's surface. Studies have shown skincare containing adenosine led to significant improvements in skin smoothness, decreased appearance of crow's feet, and reduce the depth of brow wrinkles. The result is a smoother more youthful complexion.

 


Agar-Agar

We use agar agar to soften and moisturise skin . This gel-like solution made from a species of seaweed known as agarophytes is incredibly nutrient rich, and its jelly-like consistency means it helps to thicken and hold other ingredients in our products. 

 

Algae (Seaweed)

Algae Blend | Mara Beauty

Our proprietary blend stimulates natural hyaluronic acid synthesis and is loaded with phytonutrients and rich fatty acids to plump, firm and smooth.

 

Allantonin

 This medication is used as a moisturizer to treat and prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations (such as rash and skin burns from radiation therapy). Emollients are substances that soften and moisturize the skin and decrease itching and flaking.

 

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that does not have a stem. It helps it your skin moist and protects its structural integrity.

 

 

Amino Acids

There are various types of amino acids, and each one has a different job to do for your skin. The most common amino acids to look out for in beauty products are:

Lysine – Firms your skin, providing anti-aging benefit.

Histidine– Provides antioxidant benefits.

Glycine – Improves the skin’s elasticity.

Arginine – Helps to repair your skin.

Leucine – Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Glutamine – Repairs the skin’s barrier function and provides moisture.

Glycylglycine – Helps to normalise pore size

 

Alpha-Arbutin 

Alpha- Arbutin is a plant-derived antioxidant which can help to promote an even skin tone. Mulberry and Bearberry are natural forms of arbutin used in skincare.

 

Alpha-Hydroxy Acid aka AHA

Alpha hydroxy acids are a group of natural acids found in foods. Alpha hydroxy acids include citric acid (found in citrus fruits), glycolic acid (found in sugar cane), lactic acid (found in sour milk and tomato juice), malic acid (found in apples), tartaric acid (found in grapes), and others.
Alpha hydroxy acids are most commonly used for skin conditions such as dry skin, aging skin, or acne. 

 

ANTI-AGING PRIMER

 The ANTI-AGING PRIMER is a revolutionary hybrid of skincare. It contains antioxidants and restorative ingredients to keep your skin nourished. Its smooth lustrous texture reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles and  provides your skin an intensive moisture by boosting and creating a flawless foundation.

 

 

Antioxidants 

Antioxidants are substances that help protect the skin’s surface from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and environmental aggressors like UV and pollution. Antioxidants are often found in skin care product formulas because of their powerful anti-aging benefits.

 

Arnica Montana (Daisy) Extract

 

Arnica is a bright yellow, mountain daisy that is grown in Europe and often referred to as wolf's bane. The plant is considered part of the sunflower family and has been traditionally used to treat acne.

 

Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil is used in skincare as it has been shown to visibly minimize sun damage, as well as restore suppleness. Adding avocados to your diet is not only a great-tasting way to get Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamins A, D and E, consuming their nutrients can also prove beneficial in maintaining healthy, radiant, soft skin.    

 

 Azelaic Acid

Azelaic acid is a compound found in wheat, rye and barley that can help treat acne and rosacea because it soothes inflammation, it also treats sunspots and melasma because it blocks the production of "abnormal pigmentation.

 

Bamboo Extract

 

Bamboo is said to be rich in silica content, which gives your skin a radiant glow.  It is also said to have hydration benefits, besides silica also produces collagen that results in firmer skin and a youthful bounce. 

Bakuchiol for Sensitive Skin

Bakuchiol is a vegan skincare ingredient found in the leaves and seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant. It is a potent antioxidant, visibly reduces skin discolourations from environmental exposure, and has a pronounced soothing effect on skin. Bakuchiol can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, which is why you’re seeing it in more skincare products. 

 

Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide attacks the bacteria on your skin. It also helps to unclog pores by removing dead skin to prevent blockages. This treats existing acne and may help prevent new spots. It works best when you use it regularly.

 

Beta-Hydroxy Acid

If you’ve ever dealt with acne or oily skin, you’ve probably stumbled upon BHAs at some point. BHAs, or beta-hydroxy acids, are a class of mild acids commonly used in skincare products, especially those designed to treat acne. These naturally-occurring acids have been used to treat minor complexion concerns for more than 2,000 years. BHAs are effective yet gentle and are often featured in acne treatments, including several of our best-selling  cleansers and moisturizers. But, not everyone knows that BHAs can do a lot more than clear blackheads and banish breakouts. These naturally-derived acids are powerful exfoliants and can help address the appearance of noticeable signs of aging, including dullness. Ahead, we’ll do a deep dive into beta-hydroxy acids and their uses in skincare, plus introduce you to some of our favorite products formulated with these ingredients. Keep reading for what you should know about BHAs.

 

 Biomed Retinol

Biomed Retinol 500 contains Retinol and Ficuscarica (Fig) Extract derived from fig, a secondary natural source of Vitamin A. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles, accelerates skin renewal process, smoothes skin and reduces pigmentation and dark spots. It gives you a smooth, healthy skin with even tone and less prominent wrinkles.

 

Biotin

Biotin is present in all living cells, and it plays a significant role in maintaining skin health.  As we age and our hormone levels fluctuate, the sebaceous glands in our skin and scalp start producing less sebum oil. This results in our skin, follicles and hair drying out and becoming flakey and brittle. Biotin can improve your skin and help offset these issues, among other benefits—by functioning as a growth factor and catalyst in carboxylation reactions.  



Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen/SPF 55+

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 A broad spectrum sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB radiation. SPF stands for sun protection factor, a measure of how well sunscreen protects against UVB rays. A broad-spectrum sunscreen protects you from both types of UV light: UVA and UVB.


Bromelain 

Pineapple extracts contain bromelain, a mix of enzymes, and are used in skincare as bromelain helps to gently exfoliate the skin. Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits.

 

 

 Caffeine

Caffeine is a strong antioxidant known for its anti-aging benefits. On the surface it can help to reduce redness and diminish the appearance of wrinkles.

Calendula

 

 

Camu Camu

The ABCs of Camu Camu Skin Care Benefits. A is for Antioxidant: An All-Star Anti-Inflammatory. B Is for Boost: A Camu Camu Collagen Lift. C Is for Vitamin C: 40x More Vitamin C Than Oranges. 

 

Carnabu

Carnauba wax helps lengthen the staying power of many skin and hair products. Its emulsifying, thickening, softening, and emollient characteristics make it a common hypoallergenic additive to cosmetics such as face serums, face creams,  and sun-protectant products.

 

 

 

Caviar Extra

 

 

 

 

Ceramides

Ceramides are lipids (fats) that represent about 50% of the skin's outer structure, which is in place to provide a barrier between you and the environment. Ceramides are used in skincare to help the skin to retain water, and to improve the barrier function of the skin. The healthy barrier function ceramides create also minimizes visible fine lines and keeps the skin supple and firm.

 

Charcoal

THE BENEFITS OF ACTIVATED CHARCOAL FOR YOUR SKIN. 

Activated Charcoal is one of the best natural pore cleansing ingredients and it's beneficial for your skin in a few other ways too. Activated charcoal effectively cleanses the skin, unclogs pores, removes deeper impurities, and dead skin cells. The result is smooth, supple, and even-toned skin. 

 

Citric Acid

Citric acid is an extract derived from citrus fruits and is used primarily in small amounts to adjust the pH of products to prevent them from being too alkaline or basic. 

 

Cocoa Extract

High in flavonoids and antioxidants, cacao can help protect and repair skin from premature aging and damage and improve your skin's complexion by soothing redness and blemishes.

 

Coconut Oil


 
It’s  antibacterial: The lauric acid found in coconut oil gives it antimicrobial properties to kill bacteria on the skin and reduce inflammation.

 

Coenzyme aka Q10

CoQ10 in skincare protects lipids and proteins from oxidation and increases the effectiveness of other antioxidants. 

 


Collagen

Collagen partners with elastin in your skin to create a smooth texture, structural integrity, and a healthy youthful appearance. Environmental and genetic aging reduce collagen and elastin over time. Collagen is used in skin care to help to create a veil of moisture on the skin's surface, which visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Copper peptide

Copper peptides may potentially reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin by promoting collagen and elastin production.



Cucumber

 

Dioc-Acid (Dicarboxylic acid)

 

Dioic Acid (Dicarboxylic acid) is an organic compound that is added to skincare products that for acne-prone skin, as well as products designed to reduce hyperpigmentation or ‘dark spots’ on skin. In acne formulas, it reduces the production of sebum and kills acne causing bacteria. In hyperpigmentation formulas, it regulates the production of melanin, which creates the pigment in skin.

 

Essential Oils
Essential Oils are plant-derived, lightweight, and easily absorbed. Different varieties of essential oils achieve unique beauty benefits to increase radiance, balance oil, support natural circulation and for some, they enhance a sense of well-being. These potent oils are combined with suitable companion carrier oils in products for topical use.

 

Ferulic acid

Ferulic acid is an antioxidant from plants, and is very effective partnered with Vitamins C and E to increase the efficacy and enhance stability of the formula.

 

Flaxseeds Extract

Flax seeds contain lignans and antioxidants that help in the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Also, the fatty acids in flax seeds help in keeping the skin moisturised and smooth. The inherent quality of the flax seeds also helps in keeping the skin tight and lessen sagging with age.

 

Glycerin

Glycerin is great for the skin because it acts as a humectant, which is a substance that allows the skin to retain moisture. It can increase skin hydration, relieve dryness, and refresh the skin's surface. It's also an emollient, which means it can soften skin.

 

Glycolic Acid 

Glycolic acid works to exfoliate the skin, speed up cell turnover, and boost collagen production. Glycolic acid helps to clear pores, smooth fine wrinkles, improve skin tone, fade dark patches and sun damage, and hydrate skin for a more youthful appearance.

 

Grapefruit Extract 

Grapefruit is a vital ingredient to include in your skincare routine if you long for radiant, glowing skin. Rich in the anti-oxidant Beta Carotene, it transforms dull, dehydrated complexions and leaves your skin beautifully radiant.



Grapeseed Extract 

Grapeseed extract increases cell turnover and collagen synthesis which helps your skin stay elastic and stay healthy. If used consistently, skincare and beauty products that contain grape seed extract can even out your skin tone and treat acne outbreaks due to the anthocyanidins' antioxidant and microbial properties!

 

Green Tea

The powerful antioxidant superpower means that green tea delays the signs of sun damage, slack skin, age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. That's because the polyphenols neutralize the free radicals that accelerate your skin's aging process. 

Hemp Extract

Linoleic and oleic acids are essential fatty acids contained in hemp seed oil.  Neither are produced in our bodies, but are very beneficial to the health of our skin.  Linoleic and oleic acids provide anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and healing support, as well as fight acne and keep skin supple and youthful looking.  These essential fatty acids found in hemp seed oil will also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and fight early signs of aging.   

 

 

 

Hexapeptide

Acetyl hexapeptide is designed to lessen the appearance of wrinkles by preventing muscle contractions, similar to Botox. Stimulates collagen production: The ingredient also promotes the production of collagen, which plays a role in keeping our skin firm and smooth.

 

 

  New Zealand  Manuka Honey

 

 

Hyaluronic Acid 

Hyaluronic Acid is a key ingredient in many skincare products for all skin types, both for its moisture-retaining benefits as well as its ability to deliver other active ingredients like Vitamin C to the skin. It can attract up to 1,000 times weight in water from moisture in the air. It is also used in anti-aging skincare to plump the skin with moisture, reducing the appearance of fine lines. 

 

Jojoba Oil

 

 

From jojoba plant seeds, jojoba oil is similar to the skin's natural oil. It is easily absorbed and works with the natural lipids in the skin, preventing water loss to soften the skin. It is very stable and is frequently found in moisturizers, lipsticks, and shampoos and conditioners.

 

 

Kale


Kale contains lutein which speeds up collagen production, essential for your skin’s strength. This is the magic property that gifts your skin with a “full” appearance. Also alongside the antioxidant properties, lutein keeps your skin hydrated and cleans out your pores to give you a healthier appearance.

 Moroccan Red Clay

Moroccan red clay is used today as a facial mask to nourish the skin, even out blotchy skin tone, and reduce acne – specifically stubborn blackheads. There are many clinical studies that have found this type of clay to be effective for increasing skin elasticity due to its high silica and magnesium content. 

 

Keratin

 

Kiwis

 

Kiwi is rich in vitamin E which helps in perking up dull skin and brightening it. It also has enough antioxidants that help prevent the build-up of dead skin cells. It also helps stimulate the skin and escalates new cell generation in the skin.

 

Kokum Butter

 

Kokum butter has powerful moisturizing properties and won't clog pores. It's frequently used to treat a variety of skin issues, including acne, minor inflammatory conditions, and dry skin, hair, and scalp.

Kombucha 

Kombucha is packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals and reduce the signs of premature aging.  Plus, kombucha also includes lactic acid bacteria, which can lightly exfoliate the skin to brighten and even skin tone, as well as reduce fine lines and dark spots. 

Kojic Acid

 Kojic Acid is used in skin care to promote an even-toned, radiant complexion. It can help support the body's natural ability to combat excess melanin. It's often sourced from mushrooms or as a by-product of fermented rice in sake.

 

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid helps remove old, dull cells on the skin's surface by dissolving the bonds that hold them together. 

 

Licorice Root

Licorice extract brightens the skin in another way, too. "It contains liquiritin, an active compound that helps to disperse and remove existing melanin in the skin. In other words, not only can it help prevent new spots from forming, but it can also fade existing ones.

 Malic Acid

 

 

Marine Pept

 

 

The most common Marine Extracts that best deliver results to our skin are Brown Algae, Red Algae, and Undaria Algae. 

 

Matrixyl 3000

 Matrixyl is one of those wrinkle-fighting buzz words, but what exactly is it and what does it do? Matrixyl is a peptide, palmitoyl-pentapeptide 3 to be exact. It’s different than many of the other peptides used in skin care, because its results are long-lasting, not just for a mere hour after application. Its job is to specifically target and stimulate collagen synthesis and to repair damage. This function reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin firmer, smoother and more youthful looking.

 

Marula Oil

 

Moroccan Argan Extract

 

Moroccan Argan Extract has been used by Moroccan women for centuries for beauty benefits. It works well for all skin types as an emollient ingredient that is rich in fatty acids which strengthen the natural protective barrier of the skin. 

 


Neuropeptides

 

Often called “Nature's Botox,” neuropeptides are an effective way to reduce wrinkles naturally, reduce inflammation, and promote skin that is vibrant and younger-looking. The anti-aging benefits of neuropeptides can make an incredible difference in how your facial skin looks, feels, and functions.

 

 

Occlusives

Occlusives are important moisturizing agents that work by sealing moisture inside and keeping harmful particles out. They are best for dry skin types. 

Omega-3

 

 

Papaya Extract (Papain)

Papain is an enzyme that is found naturally in papaya. This ingredient can be found in some skin care products, as it has been shown to improve the collagen content of the skin and can also act as an exfoliating agent. Papain belongs to a family of proteins related to a wide variety of activities.

 

Peptides

There are many types of peptides, and they all work in different ways. The two most common peptides are Argireline and Matrixyl. When you apply a peptide, the effects are incredible. Baby boomers have found that peptides can return your skin to its youthful appearance. Peptides are used in skincare for promoting firmness and minimizing visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, and dark spots. Peptide technology is based on creating and manipulating chains of amino acids and proteins, and this technology has quickly evolved to address multiple skincare concerns.

Plant Stem

 

Plant stem cells have a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect, helping to protect against sun damage and prevent wrinkles. There is also evidence that stem cells can promote the production of new collagen, which can also make your skin appear more youthful. 

 

 

Protein 

 

Purslane Extract

Purslane Extract is a hidden gem in anti-aging skincare.

 

Retinol 2%

Retinol is a type of retinoid, which is a soluble compound and vitamin A1 derivative. Retinol exfoliates the skin, increases skin cell turnover, and stimulates collagen synthesis. It is considered the gold standard for its anti-aging and skin clearing benefits.

 

Rice Extract  

 The concentration of rice extract provides the skin with an abundance of lysine which help builds collagen production in the skin. 

 

 

Rosehip


Rose hips are versatile and are often used as hero ingredients in popular skincare products, especially inside products specially formulated to treat symptoms associated with sensitive skin and oily skin.

 

Salicylic acid

Salicylic (Beta-Hydroxy Acid or BHA) works to control excess oil production, and reduces the stickiness of oil that clogs pores and contributes to breakouts. A true acne-fighting multi-tasker, salicylic also gently exfoliates the skin's surface.

 

 Shea Butter

Shea butter helps fade scars both from acne and non-acne-related causes in addition to healing sunburned, cracked, and peeling skin. It soothes skin allergies like poison ivy and insect bites, as well as skin conditions like contact dermatitis and psoriasis.

 

 

Snail Extract

All in all, snail mucin is said to contain proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, antimicrobial peptides hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, glycoprotein enzymes, zinc, iron, and copper peptides.

 


Squalane aka (Olive)

 

Olive oil and one of its key elements, squalene, is beneficial for dry skin because of its fatty acid content. It is an excellent carrier oil for essential oils used in skincare, and can increase the skin's ability to retain moisture. Olive has historically been a renowned dietary staple for its health and beauty benefits. 

 

Stem Cells

 

The Benefits of Stem Cells

Helps plump the appearance of skin. Helps skin appear from taut and firm. It reduces  the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and large pores and helps promote the look of even-toned
 

Tartaric Acid

 

Tartaric acid has antioxidant properties and is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). AHAs are popular acids in skin care products like serums and masks. Due to its antioxidant and exfoliation properties, most often it's used for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, large pores, and dull/uneven skin tone. 

 

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil contains key compounds that reduce the bacteria on skin's surface that contribute to acne production and, "it helps calm the skin and reduces redness caused by acne pustules."

 

Titanium Oxide

Many people are familiar with titanium dioxide as an active ingredient in sunscreen. Titanium dioxide works as a UV filtering ingredient in sunscreen – it helps protect a person's skin by blocking absorption of the sun's ultraviolet light that can cause sunburn.

 

Tomato Extract

Tomato Extract shields the skin against UV-induced erythema. Also, high levels of Lycopene neutralize free radicals that damage the skin and lead to photoaging. Tomato Extract also comes with anti-inflammatory properties that make it a wonderful remedy for treating loose pores and acne breakouts. 

 

 

Tripeptide

Tripeptide is a biometric tripeptide which stimulates fibronectin, collagen and elastin increasing skin firmness and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

 

Vitamin A   

Vitamin A helps to speed up healing, prevent breakouts and support the skin's immune system and it promotes natural moisturising - which means it helps to hydrate the skin effectively, giving it a radiant glow. It assists in promoting and maintaining a healthy dermis and epidermis; the top two layers of your skin.

 

Vitamin B3/Niacinamide

Niacinamide supports the barrier function of the skin and natural ceramides, to minimize visible redness and prevent dehydration. It can increase skin energy and promote a youthful glow, improving the look of dark spots and large pores. 

 

Vitamin C

 

Vitamin C is used in skincare to help protect collagen from UV damage, and can also support natural collagen production. It promotes firmness, boosts luminosity and helps with uneven texture. In skincare, Vitamin C is a well-regarded ingredient for anti-aging concerns and anti-oxidant protection, making it especially relevant for daytime use.

 

 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D’s potent antioxidant effects help to neutralize free radicals that are present in the environment, especially those caused by UV radiation on the skin.

 

 Vitamin E

Let’s start with the basics of what exactly vitamin E is. “Vitamin E is a group of oil-soluble antioxidants commonly found in skincare products to protect the skin from oxidative stress.

 

Vitamin F

 

Vitamin F can help with some inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis as it helps to reduce inflammation as well as regulate healthy cell function, and excessive water loss

 

Vitamin K

 Vitamin K is used in skincare to reduce visible redness, and in eye treatments to address the appearance of dark circles. Vitamin K is needed in the body for blood clotting; consequently some skincare incorporates it for post-procedural bruising. 

Willow Bark

Derived from the bark of the willow tree, Willow Bark Extract has been used for centuries to soothe irritated skin. Containing salicin—from which salicylic acid is derived—this versatile ingredient is both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, clearing pores and alleviating acne and irritation. 

Zinc Oxide

Zinc is an important nutrient for the skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties that help people with conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, and ulcers.

 

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