Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen/SPF 100+

Suntan lotion on woman's arm in sun shape Free Photo 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 rays.

 

 

 

 

 Caffeine

Caffeine’s energy-boosting effects are well known, courtesy of our beloved morning beverages. Developing research is showing that this stimulant can also be used to enhance your complexion. Its antioxidant powers and ability to soothe skin and fight inflammation are now firmly established. It helps to reduce puffiness and redness by constricting blood vessels. Used commonly in eye care products and cellulite treatments. Caffeine is also 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

 Calendula oil is ideal for sensitive, oily, and acne-prone skin. Laden with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, it can help to banish dark spots, blemishes, acne, and acne scars. What's more, it can restore skin elasticity, and provide a smooth and soft texture.

 

 

 

 

 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. 


 

 

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe contains Vitamin K and E which help in keeping the skin healthy and radiant. The are also a good source of Vitamin B, choline and betaine to help keep the skin replenished and rejuvenated. Due to the high content of Vitamin A and C, cantaloupes encourage skin regeneration and the formation of collagen. 

 

 

 

 

Carrot Seed Oil 

Carrot seed oil is rich in antioxidants, which makes it the perfect anti-ageing ingredient. It is beneficial as a rejuvenator for ageing skin. These antioxidants also protect your skin from sun damage.

 

 

 

 

Caviar Extract 

 Caviar Skincare Extract  is anti-aging luxury in the form of exclusive advanced formulas that transform skin with powerful marine-based actives. Nutrient-rich caviar extract, collagen-boosting peptides and cell-regenerating Co-Enzyme A in our high-performance Caviar products help to reduce fine lines.

 

 

 

 

Ceramides

Ceramides Fatty acids 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 products 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Cetyl Alcohol

There are different types of alcohol used in cosmetics for different reasons. SD Alcohol stands for 'specially denatured' alcohol, which is designed especially for cosmetics use to evaporate quickly, leaving the active ingredients on the skin's surface. Fatty alcohols are made from fatty acids and can be used as emollients, thickeners, or carrying agents for other ingredients. They attract water to keep moisture in the skin and can repel water to form a protective skin barrier. They also create a creamy texture.

 

 

 

Cherimoya Extract

Cherimoya Extract is a calming adaptogenic extract that helps establish healthy skin homeostasis, reducing inflammation, redness, and sensitivity that can result from hormonal imbalances. This bioadaptive active adjusts delivery based on your skin’s unique environment, helping enhance its natural ability to handle stress and restore a healthy glow.

 

 

 

 

 

 Chicory Root

Chicory root has a vitamin D-like effect to help.

Antioxidants combat environmental stressors (free radicals) that can damage the skin. They 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.

 

 

 

 

 Cilantro

   Cilantro is a rich source of antioxidant, Vitamin A and Vitamin C that can prevent skin cell damage and fight free radical, thus preventing early signs of ageing such as wrinkles, pigmentation and sagging 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. Citric acid is an ingredient that comes from citrus fruit. It is popular in skincare products because of its ability to brighten skin, treat hyperpigmentation, and minimize signs of aging, as well as its more technical use in helping to balance a formula’s pH. 

 

 

 

 Cocoa Extract

Cocoa Extract is high in flavonoids and antioxidants, cacao extract 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 Q-10 (Ubiquinone)COQ10

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

 

 

 
Coffeeberry

 

A powerful antioxidant extracted from the fruit of the coffeeberry or California  buckthorn plant.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Cranberry Seed Oil

Cranberries are incredibly high in polyphenols and Vitamins C and E, which effectively fight free radicals to minimize the visible signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and loss of elasticity.

 

 


Cucumber Extract

Cucumber Extract is also extremely beneficial to those with irritated and acne-prone skin. 

 

 

 

Date Extract 

 

Date palm is rich in phytohormones, which are proven to have wrinkle fighting properties. 

 

 

 

 

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. Dimethicone A form of silicone used commonly in oil-free moisturisers for its slip and hydration properties.

 

 

 

 

Elderberry Extract 

 Elderberry is rich in bioflavonoids which help prevent wrinkles from developing on your skin. Elderberries are also mildly astringent. These astringent properties cause your skin to tighten, reducing the size and appearance of your pores for a firmer complexion.

 

 

 
Enzymes 

Look for the 'Three P's': Papaya, Pineapple, and Pumpkin, which are frequently used in skincare.

 

 


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.

Fermented Ingredients

 Fermentation helps purify, refine and enhance bio-availability of the ingredients, so products are more readily accepted and absorbed by the skin. This allows the product to work with the skin and not against it, improving the skin's natural functions to make it brighter, stronger, and more resilient. Fermented ingredients are a growing trend in food and are thought to improve digestion and allow the body to better soak up food nutrients.

 

 

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

Flaxseeds Extract 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Garland Lily Extract

 

Garland Lily Extract is a multiprotector that enhances radiance and luminosity while offering protection from environmental aging factors like blue light, UV, and pollution. This is crucial to supporting a strong skin barrier that can protect and repair itself, especially for skin undergoing excess stress and hormonal imbalances.

 

 

 

 

 

Ginger Root Extract

Ginger has long been a staple in many cuisines, but the extract from the root of this spicy and peppery herb has been shown to soothe skin and protect it against external invaders, including sun damage, UV rays, and harsh climate conditions. It also contains antioxidants, which helps improve uneven skin tone and decrease the appearance of dark spots and scars.

 

 

 


 
Ginkgo Biloba 

 

Gingko biloba benefits for skin have been suggested to include potent antioxidant protection, skin-soothing effects, increased skin-hydration, and significant anti-agingdefense. 

 

 

 


Glutathione

Glutathione is a naturally occurring peptide antioxidant that acts as both an anti-aging and a skin brightening agent. It is comprised of three amino acids (cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine), which work to restore and brighten when added to skincare products.

 

 

 

 

 

Glycerin

Glycerin A hydrating ingredient used commonly in moisturising products. 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. It is also enhancing the spread ability of cosmetic products. It has been studied and used extensively in skincare for its compatibility with other ingredients.

 

 

 

 


Glycolic Acid 

Glycolic Acid is the most commonly used Alpha Hydroxy Acid, as it is considered by most to be the best functioning and useful of all AHAs. Glycolic 'unglues' dead skin cells and enhances exfoliation. This improves the look of enlarged pores, acne scars and surface pigmentation, creating a luminous complexion. 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 Extract 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  contains natural organic acids, such as AHA and BHA, that are crucial in surfacing new skin cells and shedding dead ones. It increases cell turnover and collagen synthesis which helps your skin stay elastic and stay healthy. Mild, yet effective, this extract increases the radiance of the skin by enhancing cell turnover. Grapes also contain resveratrol, a potent antioxidant that protects the skin against environmental stressors and minimizes redness caused by sensitivity. 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!

 

 

 

 

Hemp Seeds Oil

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.  

 

 

 

 

Hibiscus Roselle Fruit Extract

The hibiscus roselle fruit extract has been shown to rehydrate skin for up to 72 hours after application and to protect it against damage and shrinkage caused by drying. The extract also strengthens the skin barrier to reduce further moisture loss.

 

 

 

Hyaluronic Acid 

Hyaluronic Acid a sugar molecule which increases the skin's moisture content. it's also 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. 

 

 

 

 4D Hyaluronic Acid

4D Hyaluronic Acid is made of 4 molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid that work throughout the skin and form a flexible film of hydration to replenish water at the surface while holding hydration deep within. Hyaluronic Acid is depleted in the skin with age, this biomimetic active retrains the skin from within to naturally restore hyaluronic acid helping improve longterm elasticity for plump and hydrated skin.

 

 

 

 

Hydroquinone

A highly effective ingredient for lightening dark spots and inhibiting melanin production. The FDA allows a maximum of 2% hydroquinone in Over-The-Counter cosmetic formulations. It is important to minimize sun exposure and protect the skin with SPF when using any skin-lightening product.

 

 

 

Hyssop Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract

The hyssop plant is an edible, flowering shrub native to North America. Its flowers, leaves, and stems all offer exceptional soothing abilities that reduce signs of skin stress — like redness and inflammation — and contain antioxidants that even out skin tone and revive your natural glow.

 

 

 

 Idebenone

Idebenone A bio-engineered antioxidant used to combat free radicals, found in some anti-ageing products.

 

 

 

Irish Sea Moss

Irish Sea moss is great for reducing wrinkles and making the skin feel and look more firm. Since sea moss also contains magnesium, potassium , vitamin A and vitamin K which makes it great for reducing wrinkles. Also, there is vitamin C in sea moss that is beneficial for increasing collagen output in our skin. This is another way to help the skin's elasticity and keep it looking younger. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jicama root juice obtained by cold-pressing jicama tubers, help to hydrate and revitalize skin.

 

 

 

 

Japanese Green Tea aka (Matcha)

This powerful antioxidant superpower means that green tea can treat the signs of aging, fight environmental damage, delays the signs of sun damage, slack skin, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles and work to soothe and smooth skin overall. That's because the polyphenols neutralize the free radicals that accelerate your skin's aging process.

 

 

 

 

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Plant Seeds, jojoba oil is similar to the skin's natural oil. Said to be the oil that most closely resembles the skin’s own natural oils. 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.

 

 

 

 

 Kakadu Plum Extract

What is kakadu plum extract? Kakadu plum is a fruit native to Australia. We're seeing it pop up as a skincare ingredient because it contains high levels of vitamin C—in fact, it is thought to be the most concentrated vitamin C-containing fruit on the planet.  "Compared to other fruits, kakadu plum has one of the highest amounts of vitamin C per ounce, with over 50 times the amount of vitamin C than an orange", "What makes this ingredient a better option than just vitamin C alone is that kakadu plum has many other benefits as a powerful antioxidant and also a natural antiseptic." Basically, it's a super powerful multi-tasking ingredient (and every beach bum's dream—no wonder it's native to Australia).

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Keratin

Keratin is a protein found in skin, hair, and nails, and so is often a featured ingredient in products that aim to fortify the outermost layer of skin, smooth, strengthen hair, protect and nourish nails. The skin care benefits of keratin include strong moisturizing properties and enhanced skin elasticity. Topical application of keratin for skin showed an ability to inhibit the damage on important skin structural components, thus resulting in a significant increase in overall skin elasticity.

 

 

 

 

Kiwis

Kiwis 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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 is an AHA derived from fermented milk, Lactic Acid exfoliates the skin to improve texture and clarity. It has a larger molecule size than glycolic acid so can be a less irritating alternative for sensitive skins. Lactic acid also helps remove old, dull cells on the skin's surface by dissolving the bonds that hold them together. Another form of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), lactic acid is used for its exfoliating and brightening properties. 

 

 

 

 

 

Lanolin Acid

 Linoleic acid is an unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid that is naturally found in corn, safflower, and sunflower oils. Similar to linolenic acid, it is used as an emollient, which means it softens and soothes the skin, and also helps repair the skin barrier. It has excellent moisturizing properties and is easily absorbed by our skin. Lanolin is also known to protect and soothe the skin. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lavender Oil

 Lavender oil can benefit the skin in numerous ways. It has the ability to lessen acne, help even skin tone, and reduce wrinkles. 

 

 

 

 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. licorice root is a well-known anti-inflammatory, and it has similar properties when it’s included in skincare products. Licorice root extract is known to soothe skin, which makes it a great ingredient for those with heightened sensitivity, and it’s also an antioxidant that can help combat hyperpigmentation and other symptoms of aging and skin damage.

 

 

 

 

 

Macadamia Nut Oil

 

Macadamia oil contains phytosterols which make it effective at reducing inflammation.  Along with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, Macadamia oil can help with sensitive skin.  It has been known to decrease the formation of rashes, reduces itchiness helping to ease eczema and psoriasis.  

 

 

 

 

 

Maca Root Extract

  Maca Root is a powerful ingredient to help increase collagen production and fight free radical damage. Maca Root Powder contains very high levels of Vitamin C, and is rich in essential minerals, fatty acids and amino acids, making it a must-have natural skincare ingredient.

 

 


Mangosteen Seed Oil

The queen of fruits, the mangosteen has a sweet and sour flavor and is commonly consumed in southeast Asia. The mangosteen contains antioxidants called xanthones, which repair cells damaged by free radicals and promote microcirculation to improve skin vibrancy.

 

 

 

 

 

Manuka Honey from New Zealand

 Manuka honey can improve your skin's appearance. It can balance your skin's pH level and help slough away dead cell debris to keep your skin clean. Its anti-inflammatory effect can decrease local inflammation caused by acne.

 

 

 

 

 
Magus Butter

Extracted from the seeds of the mahua plant native to India, this melt-on-your-skin butter contains a rich store of fatty acids like linolenic acid that moisturize the skin, which in turn increases its elasticity and prevents fine lines and wrinkles.

 

 

 

 

Malic Acid

 

Apple extract is derived from the fruit of the apple tree. Green apples contains Malic acid also has the added benefit of acting as a humectant as well, meaning it’s an ingredient that attracts moisture to and traps it in the skin. 

 

 

 

 

 Marine Peptide

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

 

 

 

 

Matrixyl 3000

Matrixyl 3000 is one of those wrinkle-fighting buzz words, but what exactly is it and what does it do? Matrixyl 3000 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

Marula oil is lightweight, it absorbs easily. This makes it an effective moisturizer for dry or aging skin. It may be beneficial for smoothing and softening fine lines, preventing stretch marks, and keeping skin hydrated and well-nourished. 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Mushrooms

 

Mushrooms are actually incredible for solving skin problems caused by environmental pollutants, stress, and other factors. Because they’re so powerfully anti-inflammatory, they help provide a shield for your skin while healing damage. 

 

 

 

 

 

Neuropeptides  “Nature's Botox”

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, 6 and 9 fatty acids

What are Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 Fatty Acids?

 

 Omega fatty acids are a type of Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) which our bodies require for good health, but which we are unable to produce biologically. The most beneficial EFAs for our skin are Linoleic Acid (Omega-6), Alpha-linoleic Acid (Omega-3) and Oleic Acid (Omega-9), which is technically a ‘non-essential’ fat because the body can produce a small amount on its own.

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Extract

Orange Extract Oranges need no introduction as a food, but in skincare, the fruit’s extract contains exfoliants such as citric acid and malic acid that help the skin gently shed dead skin cells to reveal smoother looking skin. It is often used in combination with other fruit extracts, such as lemon and apple, that have similar properties. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Organic 

Organic an ingredient that has been grown free of chemical pesticides. Read packaging carefully as organic does not necessarily mean that every ingredient is organic, or that the ingredients are certified organic.

 

 

 

 

Papaya Extract aka (Papain)

Papain Extract 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pineapple Extract aka (Bromelain) 

Pineapple Extract 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.

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