OUR KEY INGREDIENTS...FROM ALGAE - Z

 

Algae Extract is rich in minerals that nurture, soften and smooth the surface of skin by helping it retain moisture. It has firming and soothing properties.

 

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice has soothing, moisturizing, and healing properties. When used topically, aloe vera can soothe skin and serve as an anti-inflammatory.

 

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) has been claimed to be an effective treatment for scars, eczema, burns, rashes, severely dry skin, dark spots, skin discolorations, chapped lips, stretch marks, and wrinkles. It has also been known to lessen the irritation of psoriasis and has sun protection properties. It’s derived from the kernels of the African Karite Tree and is rich in Vitamin E, and highly moisturizing, softening and soothing for skin.

 

Cucumber Extract (Cucumis Sativus) is an excellent skin-soother with a cooling sensation. It helps reduce puffiness and has strong moisturizing and conditioning capabilities. Cucumber also has a slight bleaching action on skin.

 

Cypress has astringent and antiseptic properties that make it effective in balancing oily skin and controlling acne outbreaks. Provides clarifying skin benefits for combination or oily skin.

 

Dead Sea Salt has been used since the time of Cleopatra. The minerals in the salts are also naturally present within the skin, but commonly get depleted. Dead Sea Salts feed those essential minerals back into skin cells improving the overall health and vitality of the skin.

 

DPHP is a plant-derived lipo-amino acid that stimulates the contraction of collagen fibers and strengthens the dermal connective tissue of skin. It tones and firms the skin, corrects imperfections, and delays the appearance of wrinkles by protecting the fibers of the dermis.

 

Epilobium Angustifolium Extract (Canadian Willow Bark Extract) is a natural source of salicylic acid and is used an antiseptic astringent.

 

Essential oil of Calendula contains numerous compounds including carotenoids, flavonoids, tannins and saponins, which help refresh and regenerate skin. Calendula belongs to the same family as Arnica and has significant anti-inflammatory properties and is approved in Europe for topical use as a wound healing agent and for dry skin.

 

Essential oil of Camomile is an antibacterial, antiseptic and disinfectant, yet it is most valued for its anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile helps reduce facial puffiness and is a potent moisturizer for dry sensitive skin.

 

Essential oil of Geranium helps soothe dry, itchy skin. It gives skin an instant natural glow.

 

Essential oil of Lavender is renowned for its gentle, soothing, relaxing and balancing effects. Helps calm skin after sun exposure.

 

Essential Oil of Tea Tree has antiseptic properties that make it a gentle method of controlling skin irritations and infections such as acne, cold sores, athlete's foot, insect bites and minor cuts, scrapes, and scratches.

 

French Red Clay has a very rich mineral content and purifies congested, acne-prone skin while improving blood circulation. Helps skin look radiant and hydrated, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and broken capillaries.

 

Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil has the highest level of palmitoleic acid of any plant oil. Palmitoleic acid protects the skin just like human sebum does. This antioxidant-rich oil has an excellent rate of skin penetration and hydrates skin quickly. Macadamia's fatty acids also help maintain the skin's critical water barrier functions.

 

Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Extract keeps skin supple and healthy. The antiseptic properties of Neem leaf extract also help in controlling acne.

 

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil helps reduce age spots and heal sun damage and scars. It softens skin and has a superior moisturizing effect. It is a lightweight oil that is easily absorbed by the skin and transported deep into the tissue.

 

Red Algae (Chondrus Crispus) is rich in minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, and trace elements. It softens skin and help support skin's natural moisture barrier keeping harmful, drying external elements out and beneficial moisture in.

 

Rosemary helps strengthen the capillaries and has a rejuvenating effect on skin. It helps to prevent age-related skin damage by safeguarding a protective protein called HSP70. The role of this protein is to reduce damage to skin caused by stress, free radicals, and other toxins.

 

Saccharomyces Extracts are powerhouse peptides that revitalize the skin:

 

Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment is an extract of yeast fermented in the presence of copper ions. It has been shown to stimulate tissue-repair and provide protective properties. Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment promotes wound healing and firms and rejuvenates the skin.

 

Saccharomyces/Manganese Ferment is an extract of yeast fermented in the presence of manganese ions. Saccharomyces/Manganese ferment protects the skin against oxidative stress.

 

Saccharomyces Zinc Ferment contains zinc metabolically complexed with the cellular glycoproteins extracted from living yeast cells. Saccharomyces/Zinc ferment peptide firms and rejuvenates the skin, increases cell renewal, and promotes wound healing.

 

Simmondsia Chinensis Seed (Jojoba) Oil has exceptional skin-softening properties and the ability to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. It helps balance the production of sebum - your skin's own lubricating medium. Dermatological tests have shown increases in skin suppleness by up to 45% directly related to the use of Jojoba.

 

Sodium Palmitoyl & Water Lily Extract: has exceptional calming and hydrating properties and reduces surface temperature of the skin. Restores the hydrolipid film composed of lipids and amino acids. It also protects skin against the harmful effects of free radicals.

 

Sorbitan Olivate is an nutrient rich emulsifier that contains high amounts of lipids, yet still has a very light feel on the skin. It also helps protect skin from UV rays with physical filters and is completely natural in origin.

 

Squalane (Olive) is a lightweight emollient derived from olives. It is readily absorbed due to its similarity to the skin's own sebum. Squalene helps fade fine lines and wrinkles, and improves skin texture.

 

White Thyme helps stimulate circulation and has powerful antiseptic, bactericidal and insecticidal properties.

 

Wine Polyphenols Proline (Red Wine Extract) is a concentrated source of bioactive polyphenols that fight free radicals and stimulate the production of elastin and collagen cells. Skin becomes softer and more elastic, and wrinkles are diminished. An antioxidant active agent, bioactive polyphenols fight free radicals and prolong cell life for a dual preventative and curative anti-aging action.

 

• Cell life booster: increases sirtuin -1 expression

• Anti-radical: super all-round action against damage from primary and secondary free radicals