Glossary

The glossary contains quick definitions of common and not so common ingredients and terms which we feel are important to our industry. CoValence has thousands of ingredients and does not represent all of our ingredients nor should it be misconstrued as being ingredients we wholeheartedly support. This glossary is for information purposes only.

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Abyssine®
Alteromonas macleodii
Micro-organism found in abyssal zone of ocean, soothes and reduces irritation of sensitive skin harmed by chemical, mechanical, and UVB damage
Abyssinian Oil
Crambia Abyssinica
Emollient oil with a high percentage of unsaturated fatty acids, good spread ability, resistant to oxidation
Acai
Euterpe Oleracea
Fruit native to Central/South America, powerful antioxidant, rich in phytosterols, anthocyanins, essential fatty acids, and vitamins
Acai Oil
Euterpe Oleracea
Antioxidant benefits of Acai while rich in linoleic and oleic omega acids, promotes moisturiziation with soft and silky feel
Acetic Acid
Ingredient found in vinegar, used as an astringent and to remove oil from skin
Acidophilus
Probiotic, improves immune function, suppresses harmful bacterial growth and inflammation
Adaptonyl®
Withania Somnifera
Regenerates cells stressed by external conditions, inhibits MMP activity, reinforces skin protective systems, repairs and restructures skin barrier function, contributes to cutaneous homeostasis
Adenine (L)
Purine nucleic acid base, forms adenosine involved in production of ATP, improves cellular respiration by increasing cells ability to accept nutrients and eliminate waste
Adenosine (D)
Nucleoside, involved in production of ATP, anti-inflammatory
Albumen
Skin conditioning agent with binding properties
Alcohol Denat.
Denat.=Denatured, ethanol which has been altered to make it undrinkable for manfacturing purposes only, used as a solvent or carrier for active ingredients, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial
Aldavine™
Ascophyllum Nodsum, Asparagopsis Armata
Polysaccharide derived from red and brown algae, maintains integrity of microcapillaries, cellular oxygen supply, cell function and extra cellular matrix
Aldenine®
Soy Protein, Wheat Protein, Tripeptide-1
Peptide complex, captures and detoxifies Reactive Carbonyl Species (RCS), boosts synthesis of collagen III, protects cells from photodamage
Alfalfa
Medicago Sativa
Stimulatory effect on the growth of supportive connective tissue cells, source of isoflavones and nourishing vitamins, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory
Algae
Ascophyllum Nodosum
Rockweed, nutrient rich algae found on North Atlantic coasts, contains variety of minerals, elements, vitamins, carbohydrates (alginic acid, laminarin and mannitol), and amino acids
Algowhite®
Extract of brown algae, Ascophyllum Nodosum, formulated to reduce pigment of synthesized melanin, exfoliate and provide anti-free radical protection
Allantoin
Soothing, moisturizing and skin softening properties, promotes healthy cell renewal and healing
Almondermin®
Linseed, Marshmallow, Sweet Almond
Botanical complex that prevents dehydration, moisturizing, improves suppleness and elasticity of skin, soothing and refreshing
Aloe Vera
Aloe Barbadensis
Healing, moisturizing, and anti-inflammatory properties
Alpha-Arbutin
Promotes skin lightening, blocks epidermal melanin biosynthesis by inhibiting tyrosinase
Alpine Wormwood
Artemisia Umbelliformis
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, wound healing
Amazonian White Clay
Rich in mineral salts which help remove toxins from skin, rich in iron, aluminium, potassium, calcium, boron, sulphur
Aminobutyric Acid
GABA, reduces the production of free radicals, antioxidant, inhibits tyrosinase
Aminoguanidine
Inhibitor of protein glycation and Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGE)
Anageline®
Lupinus Albus
Lupine protein acts simultaneously on the three principal factors that control the hair cycle: hormonal balance, the vascular system and cell metabolism to restart hair cycle and combat hair loss
Angelica
Angelica Gigas
Anti-bacterial, analgesic properties for soothing, promotes healing
Anise
Pimpinella Anisum
Cleansing, stimulating
Antarcticine®
Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract
Glycoprotein exopolymer from the Antarctic Sea, cryoprotective, restructuring and anti-wrinkle properties
Apple
Pyrus Malus, Malus Domestica
Vitamin C rich, natural fruit acids for mild exfoliating, skin refining
Apple Polyphenol
Malus Domestica
Rich procyanidin antioxidant source, high ORAC value providing protective effects against oxidative stress, skin lightening properties
Apple Stem Cells
Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract
Phospholipid apple stem cells, stimulate and protect human stem cells while reducing wrinkle depth and promoting regeneration of skin
Apricot
Prunus Armeniaca
Softening, moisturizing, nourishing, rich in vitamins A&E
Apricot Oil
Prunus Armeniaca
High in unsaturated fats, gives dry, non-greasy feel, softens and moisturizes
AquaCacteen®
Opuntia Streptacantha
Rich in essential amino acids, flavones, vitamins, antioxidants and water-binding polysaccharides, hydrates, soothes, protects from environmental stress
Arctic Cranberry
Oxycoccus Palustris
Antioxidant, free radical scavenger, nourishing, moisturizing, high tocotrienols
Argan Oil
Argania Spinosa
Tree indigenous to South Morocco, rich in poly-unsaturated fatty acids (including linoleic acid, omega-6) and natural tocopherols, nourishing, regenerating and protective
Arginine (L)
Amino Acid, promotes healing and boosts collagen levels, improves immune function, detoxifies, prevents lipid peroxidation
Argireline®
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
A powerful anti-wrinkle hexapeptide with a Botulinum toxin-inspired activity
Arnica
Arnica Montana
Improves circulation, anti-inflammatory, provides pain relief and damage repair associated with skin irritations
Ascorbic Acid (L)
Vitamin C (water soluble), antioxidant, strengthens collagen, assists in brightening, provides anti-wrinkle effects, smoothes skin texture
Ascorbyl Palmitate (L)
Vitamin C ester (fat soluble), antioxidant, possesses attributes of ascorbic acid
Asebiol®
Yeast Protein, Pyridoxine, Niacinamide, Panthenol (D), Allantoin, Biotin
Regulates sebaceous secretion, cleansing, natural astringent, matting effect, improves structure and comfort of oily skin
Astaxanthin
Carotenoid pigment, potent antioxidant protecting against lipid peroxidation and oxidative damage, anti-inflammatory, protection against UVA and UVB light-induced oxidative stress
Astilbin
Engelhardia Roxburghiana Wall
High antioxidant activity, free radical scavenger, reduces MMP, immune stimulating properties
Avobenzone
Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane
Broad spectrum UVA absorber
Avocado Oil
Persea Gratissima
Rich oil that readily penetrates skin due to presence of Palmitoleic acid, well suited for dry skin formulations, moisturizing, antioxidant, healing
Azelaic Acid
Inhibits tyrosinase activity to reduce pigmentation spotting, anti-bacterial, anti-free radical
Bamboo
Bambusa Arundinacea
A powder derived from the grinding of bamboo stems, contains high levels of silica, is suitable for facial or body exfoliating products
Banana
Musa Sapientum
Rich in potassium, vitamins A, B (folate), and C, mild antioxidant, healing and antimicrobial
Baobab
Adansonia Digitata
Tree native of sub-Saharan Africa, softening, moisturizing, and soothing properties, protection of skin barrier, tightening effect
Basil
Ocimum Basilicum
Astringent and soothing, contains beta-caryophyllene with anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant
Bayberry
Myrica Cerifera
Presence of tannins and flavonoids help fight infection and promote healing, astringent, cleansing, stimulating and toning properties
Bearberry
Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi
Natural arbutin content for skin lightening properties, anti-bacterial, antioxidant
Beeswax
From the honeycomb of bees, hydrating and moisturizing
Beet
Beta Vulgaris
Contains antioxidant rich betalain pigments often used as natural dye, rich source of vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals
Behenyl Alcohol
Viscosity regulator in oil and water emulsions
Bentonite
A mineral rich natural clay, absorbs excess oil and reduces surface shine, provides soothing and healing benefits
Benzyl Alcohol
Used as preservative with anti-bacterial qualities, pH adjuster, and solvent
Beta Carotene (D)
Orange pigment found in many plants, antioxidant, protects against UV damage, precursor to vitamin A
Beta-Caryophyllene
Component of many essential oils, found in high quantities in herbs and spices, anesthetic properties when applied topically, anti-inflammatory
Beta-Glucan (D)
Skin immune cell macrophage activation, protects and moisturizes, promotes healing through cell turnover, stimulates collagen synthesis, anti-oxidant
Betaine
Trimethylglycine (TMG), important part of the methylation cycle, provides cellular and protein protection, water binding properties provide moisture and stabilization
Bilberry
Vaccinium Myrtillus
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, high levels of fatty acids, regenerating and nourishing properties
BioLumen™Firm
Yeast Amino Acids, Tricalcium Phosphate, Morinda Citrifolia Extract
Unique blend of Noni polyphenols and yeast amino acids that harness the power of UV light, using the light energy to elicit an anti-aging affect on the skin without any of the negative side effect of direct UV exposure
Biopein®
Oregano, Thyme, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Lavender, Golden Seal
Natural anti-microbial ingredient used for preserving and stabilizing formulations
Biophytex®
Butcher’s Broom, Gotu Kola, Panthenol (D), Calendula, Yeast Protein, Horse Chestnut
Soothes irritated skin, anti-inflammatory, reduces sensitivity of skin
Biotin (D)
B vitamin that assists in the production of fatty acids and amino acids, involved in metabolism of Leucine which assists in the growth and repair of skin tissues
Biovert®
Glucose, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase
Safe, effective, preservative-free product protection, mimics a naturally occurring antimicrobial-antioxidant system
Bisabolol (L-Alpha)
Acts as an anti-inflammatory, wound-healer, reduces sensitivity, alleviates heat while soothing skin irritation
Black Cohosh
Cimicifuga Racemosa
Anti-inflammatory, phytoestrogen
Black Currant Oil
Ribes Nigrum
Anti-inflammatory, rich source of GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), improves circulation, enhances barrier function, reduces transepidermal water loss
Black Tea
Camellia Sinensis
Flavonoid with concentrated tannins, powerful anti-oxidant, astringent, vitamin E and C
Blackberry
Rubus Villosus
Rich in proanthocyanidins, antioxidant
Blue Agave
Agave Tequilana
Softening, soothing properties
Blue Green Algae
Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae
Vitamin and mineral rich algae (chlorophyll, vitamin B12, beta-carotene), nourishing, anti-inflammatory, free radical scavenger, anti-microbial
Blue Lotus
Nymphaea Coerulea
Rich in phytosterols and flavonoids (rutin and quercein), circulation stimulant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory
Blueberry
Vaccinium Angustifolium
Potent antioxidant, contains vitamin C and E, anthocyanins
BodyFit™
Glaucine
Diminishes the appearance of cellulite and enhances skin firmness
Bois II®
Barley, Sandalwood, Amur Corktree
Repairs damaged skin, provides suppleness and hydration, strengthens lipid barrier to improve moisture retention
Boldo
Peumus Boldus
Native to the lowlands of Peru and Chile, antioxidant activity attributed to alkaloid boldine, anti-inflammatory, UV protection, free radical scavenger
Borage Oil
Borago Officinalis
High concentration of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an Omega 6 essential fatty acid, anti-inflammatory
Broccoli
Brassica Oleracea Italica
Antioxidant, protects against damage and inflammation caused by UV exposure, rich in phytochemicals
Bromelain
Proteolytic enzyme isolated from pineapple stem, hydrolyses proteins into peptides and amino acids
Buddleja Stem Cells
Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture
Protects against photo-damage and oxidative stress through inhibition of collagenase, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity
Burdock
Arctium Lappa
Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory
Butcher’s Broom
Ruscus Aculeatus
Inhibits elastase, anti-inflammatory, astringent, toning, tightening
C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters
Skin conditioning, repair, and moisturizing agent, similar in structure to lipids in the skin’s own stratum corneum, natural emollient
C18-16 Acid Triglyceride
Triglyceride wax used as a rigid structural agent, properties similar to carnauba
Cactus
Cereus Grandiflorus
Hydrating, helps prevent water loss, moisturizing
Caffeine
Anti-inflammatory, vasorestrictor
Calamine
Combination of zinc and ferric oxide, soothes and protects against minor skin irritations
Calcium Ascorbate
Mineral salt derivative of Vitamin C, antioxidant
Calcium Carbonate
Calcium integrity of upper epidermis regulates major skin functions, controls thickness of skin and stimulates cellular division
Calcium Pantothenate (D)
Vitamin B5, component of coenzyme A which plays a role in synthesis of fatty acids important in cell membrane integrity, helps prevent acne, alleviate allergic reactions, heal skin
Calendula
Calendula Officinalis
Soothes and calms skin irritation, anti-inflammatory, astringent, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties, rich in flavonoids and saponins that promote healing and repair
Calmosensine™
Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester
Peptide, enhances skin comfort and relaxation by modulating perception of unpleasant sensations
Camphor
Analgesic that topically helps relieve pain and reduce itching, increases circulation, anti-bacterial
Camu Camu
Myrciaria Dubia
Shrub found in the Amazon Rainforest, high vitamin C content, helps fight free radicals due to its antioxidant properties
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Highly refined triglyceride oil, increases the skins permeability to promote penetration of actives, improves barrier function, and restores moisture content
Cardamom
Elettaria Cardamomum
Used as an alternative to ginger since they have similar therapeutic properties, astringent, refreshing and stimulating
Carnitine (L)
Transporter of fatty acids into mitochondria for energy production, increases skin cell turnover, moisturizing, exfoliator
Carnosine (L)
Dipeptide, antioxidant, promotes cell renewal and removal of toxins, slows glycosylation, immune boosting properties
Carnosine (L) Benfotiamine
Helps strengthen and rebuild structure of fragile/thin skin, anti-glycation, anti-inflammation, MMP inhibitor, antioxidant, anti-ischemic
Carrageenan
Chondrus Crispus
Seaweed abundant along Irish Coast (aka: Irish Moss), emollient, alleviates dryness and wrinkling, lubricating, nourishing vitamin content, enhances moisture barrier, gelling properties
Carrot
Daucus Carota Sativa
Rich in beta carotene and anthocyanins, high vitamin A content, soothes and heals while providing cleansing actions
Castor Oil
Ricinus Communis
Triglyceride formed primarily from fatty acid ricinoleic, emollient and skin softener, anti-inflammatory properties, low molecular weight allows it to penetrate stratum corneum
Caviar
Promotes skin rejuvenation with a chemical composition similar to that of young epidermal cells, protein and nutrient rich with large proportions of essential fatty acids, amino acids, minerals, salts, vitamin B, zinc and iron
Celldetox®
Hydrolyzed Candida Saitoana Extract
Purified active extracted from yeast, reinforces cell detoxification process by reducing the level of oxidized proteins and peroxidized lipids, imroves the surface condition of skin
Cellulose
Derived from fibrous plants, porous, can carry both aqueous and oily products, microcyrstalline size and shape allows for use as exfoliating scrub
Ceramide 3
Reinforces the natural lipid barrier of dry and ageing skin, improves long term moisturization and protects the skin from external influences, repairs and protects damaged hair
Cetyl Alcohol
Viscosity regulator in oil and water emulsions
Chaparral
Larrea Divaricata
Healing, antioxidant, antiseptic, pain relief
Chaste Tree
Vitex Agnus Castus
Contains flavonoid casticin, immunomodulator, has a positive effect on skin hydration, firmness and wrinkle depth
Cherimoya
Anona Cherimolia
Antioxidant, high in vitamins A and C, and niacin, increases elasticity, firmness and suppleness
Chitosan
A derivative of chitin, enhances wound healing by promoting growth of skin fibroblast and inhibiting growth of keloid fibroblast
Chlorophyll
Green pigment found in most plants, used as a natural colorant, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Chlorophyllin
Derivative of chlorophyll, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antioxidant, stimulates cell growth in wound healing
Cholecalciferol
Vitamin D3 produced naturally in the skin through exposure to the sun, aids in absorption and normalization of calcium and phosphorus levels promoting healthy tissue growth
ChroNOline™
Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3
Biomimetic peptide derived from a growth factor, boosts collagen production, activates skin repair, reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
CiLi
Rosa roxburghii
Fruit with a good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, Vitamin C and polyphenol content work together to improve capillary health and collagen tissues, rich source of naturally occurring antioxidant SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) to help scavenge superoxide radicals
Cinchona
Cinchona Succirubra
Contains active alkaloid quinine, originally used to combat fevers and malaria, anti-inflammatory, soothing, refreshing
Cinnamon
Cinnamomum Burmannii
High antioxidant activity, rich in tannins, stimulating, toning and warming on the skin
Citric Acid
Mild exfoliator, antioxidant, natural preservative and pH adjuster, skin softening properties
Cloudberry Seed Oil
Rubus Chamaemorus
Fruit bearing perennial plant related to the raspberry, rich in essential fatty acids, phytosterols and antioxidants, emollient
Clove
Eugenia Caryophyllus
Contains chemical compound Eugenol, analgesic, anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial
Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine
Mild, vegetable derived amphoteric surfactant, enhances foaming and improves viscosity
Coco-Caprylate/Caprate
Traditional, medium spreading emollient for cosmetic applications
Cocoa
Theobroma Cacao
Polyphenol content for antioxidant effect, contains alkaloid theobromine for stimulatory effect, improves skin hydration
Cocoa Butter
Theobroma Cacao
From the roasted seeds of the Cacao Tree, moisturizing, reduces dryness, improves skin elasticity, soothing
Cocoa Enzyme
Lactobacillus/Cocoa Fruit Ferment
Reduces platelet aggregation, inhibits lipid peroxidation, antioxidant, stimulates cutaneous blood flow
Cococin™
Cocos Nucifera
Coconut water containing nutrient rich endosperm, moisturizing, promotes healthy cell growth, supports blood circulation
Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Silk Amino Acids
Hydrolyzed silk protein, improves softness, texture and handling characteristics of hair
Coconut Milk
Cocos nucifera
Moisturizing, relieves dry skin conditions, anti-septic properties help clean out impurities, anti-bacterial, anti-viral
Coconut Oil
Cocos Nucifera
Moisturizing, strengthens connective tissues, anti-microbial, nourishing, healing
Coffee
Coffea Robusta
High polyphenol content for antioxidant effect, caffeine content for increased circulation
Collagen
Main protein in connective tissue, 70% of dermis is composed of collagen, responsible for skin strength and elasticity
Colostrum
Form of milk with high concentration of nutrients, immunoglobin antibodies and growth factors
Comfrey
Symphytum Officinale
Content of allantoin and mucilages provides soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, healing, anti-bacterial
Coneflower
Echinacea Purpurea
Improves efficiency of immune cells to fight off infection, stimulates tissue growth for healing, and reduces inflammation
Copper Gluconate
Stimulates skin regeneration, helps the process of rebuilding collagen and elastin, accelerates wound repair
Corapan®
Diethylhexyl 2,6-Naphthalate
Confers photostability to UV Filters improving SPF of suncare formulations
Corkwood
Duboisia Leichardtii
Anti-aging and anti-wrinkle effect by inhibition of elastase and stimulation of collagen synthesis, anti-inflammatory
Corn Starch
Zea Mays
Absorbent in powder/mineral based products, imparts a smooth, velvety feel in topical applications, thickener in water based formulations
Cornmeal
Zea Mays
Natural physical exfoliator, dense and coarse, from yellow, white and/or blue corn
Cranberry
Vaccinium Macrocarpon
Potent antioxidant proanthocyanidins, anti-microbial, nourishing
Creatine
Amino acid derivative naturally occurring in the body, revitalization of cell energy metabolism, supports skin protection, moisturizing, skin soothing, reduces irritation potential
Croton Oil
Aggressive exfoliator used in professional peels to reduce signs of wrinkles and pigmentation
Cucumber
Cucumis Sativus
Used to soothe burned or irritated skin, cooling, emollient, and astringent
Cupuacu Butter
Theobroma Grandiflorum
Related to the Cacao, emollient, softening, boosts natural skin moisture and elasticity
Cyanocobalamin
Vitamin B12 Plays important role in cellular metabolism, DNA synthesis and energy production, stimulates tissue regeneration, improves elasticity, hydrating
Cyclodextrin
Multifunctional inactive substance used as a carrier for active ingredients through molecular encapsulation
Cysteine (L)
Non-essential amino acid, component of glutathione, antioxidant, heavy metal chelating agent
Cytokinol®
Casein, Yeast Protein, Lysine (L)
Stimulates inter-cellular communication, restores optimal cytokine balance for proper skin metabolism and repair, strong epidermal repairing effect, soothing, anti-inflammatory
Daisy
Bellis Perennis
Highly efficient natural skin lightener, influences different pathways involved in melanin formation, antioxidant
Date Seed
Phoenix Dactylifera
Natural physical exfoliator
Dead Sea Salt
Used as a bath salt or scrub, contains many therapeutic minerals from the Dead Sea, soothes and rejuvenates, repairs damage, smoothing
DermaPeptide® MicroC
Saccharomyces/Capsicum Annum Fruit Ferment
High levels of antioxidants ascorbic acid, glutathione, and SOD, fermenting increases level of glutathione stimulating immune function, increases circulation
Dermawhite®
Mannitol, Sodium Gluconate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Uhaloa, Dextrin, Ferulic Acid
Skin lightening, reduces melanin pigmentation by inhibition of tyrosinase and by being a chelating agent for Cu2+ at the level of melanocytes, promotes desquamation of pigmented skin
Dermaxyl®
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tribehenin, Ceramide 2, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide
Stimulates cell communication and then repairs age related skin damage, wrinkle smoothing, skin barrier repair
Dermosaccharides®
Glycosaminoglycan, Glycogen
Complex of bipolymers of marine origin, epicutaneous hydration, provides defense and repair to skin cells, reinforces and supports structure of extra cellular matrix
Deuterium Oxide
Heavy Water(D2O), heavy molecular weight delivers moisture deep into skin, prevents trans-epidermal water loss, resistant to free radical transportation, hydrating
Diatomaceous Earth
Natural physical exfoliator, made up of microscopic fossilized water plants
Dicaprylyl Ether
A fast spreading emollient with a dry skin feel, hydrolysis stable, suitable in wide pH ranges
Dihydroxyacetone
DHA, sunless tanning ingredient that gives bronze color to the skin
Dimethyl Isosorbide
A skin adjuvant which boosts the performance of products by enhancing the delivery of actives, able to penetrate the layers of stratum corneum
Dimethyl MEA
DMAE or Dimethylaminoethanol, a naturally occurring substance that facilitates the synthesis of acetylcholine, provides skin tightening and firming effects
Dimethyl Sulfone
MSM, naturally occurring nutrient composed of sulfur and methyl groups, sulfur is a building block of connective tissue, methyl groups support energy production
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
Derived from licorice root, can be used as a skin lightener and brightener, anti acne, skin soothing
DN-AGE®
Cassia Alata
Protects nuclear and mitochondrial DNA against UV damage, supports natural repairing process of cells, fights against skin photo-aging
Dragon’s Blood
Croton Lechleri
Free radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, anti-microbial
Dynalift™
Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Sorghum Bicolor Stalk Juice
Sorghum polyols form a network with skin proteins creating tightening, smoothing and freshness effect
Echinacea Stem Cells
Echinacea Angustifolia Meristem Cell Culture Extract
Revitalizes and replenishes dull and tired skin through stimulation of collagen production, inhibition of collagenase, moisturizing activity, nutrients
Edelweiss Stem Cells
Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem Cell Culture
Anti-aging properties that include firming and reduction of fine lines, antioxidant activity, inhibition of collagenase and hyaluronidase
EDTA/EDDS
EthyleneDiamine TetraAcetic (EDTA)/EthyleneDiamine DiSuccinic (EDDS)
Preserving and chelating agents used to control metal ions over a broad pH range and improve stability of products when exposed to air
Elder Flower
Sambucus Nigra
Rich in vitamin C, antioxidant, aids in wound healing, soothing
Eldew®
Cholesteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate
Amino acid based emollient, improves moisture permeability, water holding capacity, pigment dispersion and emulsion stability
Eleuthero
Acanthopanax Senticosus
Known as Siberian Ginseng, phytoestrogen, rich in complex polysaccharides, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, improves cellular immunity, anti-viral
Emblica
Phyllanthus Emblica
Super fruit with potent antioxidant properties that help prevent oxidative stress, MMP inhibitor, promotes production of procollagen, melanin inhibitor, UV protection
Emu Oil
Healing EFA and Omega oil benefits, anti-inflammatory, accelerates circulation, anti-bacterial, non-comedogenic
Emulgade®
Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside
Non-ionic self emulsifier base used in cosmetic oil/water emulsions
Emulium® Kappa
Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters
Natural wax based emulsifier that provides softening and moisturizing benefits similar to silicone polymers
Epidermal Growth Factor
rH-Oligopeptide-1
Peptide, accelerates the growth of epidermal cells, reduces wrinkles and assists in wound healing
Epigallocatechin Gallate
EGCG, type of catechin abundant in teas as well as other plants, antioxidant
Erythrulose
Reduces, or even eliminates, the disadvantages of self-tanners, namely an irregular and streaky tan, as well as a drying effect
Essenskin™
Calcium Hydroxymethionine, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid
Fortifies and restructures thin and fragile mature skin, skin regains density, firmness, elasticity and smoothness
Ethyl Macadamiate
Macadamia Integrifolia
A plant derived emollient derived from Macadamia, provides skin feel similar to many silicones.
Ethyl Methoxycinnamate
aka: Octyl Methoxycinnamate, UVB absorber
Ethylhexyl Salicylate
aka: Octyl Salicylate, UVB absorber
Evening Primrose Oil
Oenothera Biennis
Source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA, an EFA important to skin barrier function), provides emolliency and lubricity, and exhibits oxidative stability.
Evermat™
Enantia Chlorantha, Oleanolic Acid
Anti-inflammatory, reduces pore size and shine, refines skin grain
Exfolactive®
Opuntia Ficus-Indica
Natural peeling booster, increases activity of skin enzymes involved in the natural process of peeling resulting in wrinkle reduction
Eyebright
Euphrasia Officinalis
Contains vitamin C, tannins, reduces inflammation, soothes irritated skin
Eyeliss™
Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Steareth-20, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7
Peptide that helps prevent puffiness and reduce bags under the eyes
Eyeseryl®
Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5
Peptide, reduces eye puffiness, fights water retention, enhances skin elasticity and smoothness
Fenugreek
Trigonella Foenum-Graecum
Anti-inflammatory, soothes irritated skin, relieves surface aches and pains, emollient, moisturizing, nourishing
Ferulic Acid
Plant phenol antioxidant, provides rigidity to plant cell walls, reduces oxidative stress, and reduces damage caused by UV radiation and damage to DNA
Feverfew
Chrysanthemum Parthenium
Anti-inflammatory through inhibition of proinflammatory cytokines, good for inflamed acne skins, reduces redness, calming, soothes irritated and dry skin
Ficin
Proteolytic enzyme isolated from figs, catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins including keratin proteins, helping aid exfoliation
Fiflow®
Perflurocarbons, provides BOTOX®-like improvement of fine lines and wrinkles through topical application, refreshes cellular metabolism, provides dermal filling and muscular relaxation effect
Firmiderm®
Tropical Almond, Elderberry, PVP, Tannic Acid
Botanical complex rich in polyphenols and flavonoids, reinforces skin elasticity and tonicity, supports tissue structure, encourages improved micro-circulation
Firmogen®
Wheat Protein, Barley, Arnica
Botanical complex which activates and regenerates the epidermis and dermis, skin toning and firming, strengthens hydration and elasticity of superficial layers
Flower Acids®
Hibiscus Sabdariffa
AHA like activity due to citric acid and pyruvic acid content, in comparison to AHA has increased moisturizing effect, cell regeneration, and anti-wrinkle effect, non-irritant
Flower Harvest™
Red Spider, Banksia, Kangaroo Paw
Floral infusions of three Australian wildflowers, nourishing, moisturizing
Folic Acid
B vitamin, involved in DNA synthesis and repair, essential for healthy cell division and reproduction, antioxidant, protects DNA against UV damage
Follicusan™
Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Milk Protein, Lactose, Inositol, Acetyl Cysteine, Acetyl Methionine
Revitalizes the scalp and hair follicles assisting in the prevention of accelerated hair loss
Frangipani
Plumeria Alba
Rich in flavonoids and essential oils, antioxidant, astringent, anti-inflammatory, stimulation of collagen and elastin synthesis
Frankincense
Boswellia Serrata
Anti-inflammatory, stimulates cellular regeneration, tightens and tones through astringent actions, soothing to dry and irritated skin
Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta)
Naturally occurring carbohydrates derived from cane or beet sugar, promotes growth of healthy probiotic bacteria to strengthen skin immunity
Fruit Mix®
Sugar Cane, Bilberry, Orange, Sugar Maple, Lemon
An extraction of five plant species that when combined provide five of the more commonly used AHAs, glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid, and tartaric acid
Fullerenes
Class of carbon molecules characterized by its icosahedron structure, absorbs and eliminates free radicals such as ROS, detoxifies
Fumaric Acid
Antioxidant, used by cells to produce energy ATP, formed in the skin during sun exposure, often used to treat the discomfort of psoriasis
Galactoarabinan
A functional polysaccharide extracted from the larch tree, reduces transepidermal water loss, provides moisture benefits and SPF enhancement, improves skin appearance, enhances emulsion stability
Galanga
Kaempferia Galanga
Anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, inhibits tyrosinase, protects against UV damage
Gallic Acid
Plant polyphenol derived from tannins, potent antioxidant, anti-fungal and anti-viral
Geogard®Ultra
Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate
Broad spectrum anti-microbial properties, globally accepted, improves skin moisture content
Ginger
Zingiber Officinale
Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, collagenase inhibitor maintains protein levels and skin flexibility
Gingko Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba
Antioxidant, responsible for supporting collagen synthesis, anti-inflammatory, activates cell metabolism, oxygenating properties
Ginseng
Panax Ginseng
Anti-inflammatory, stimulates circulation of the skin, antioxidant, immune booster
GlobalPAX™
Proprietary matrix of oligomeric to polymeric proanthocyanidins, catechins, flavonoids and xanthones, high ORAC value, collagenase and elastase inhibition
Gluconic Acid (D)
Polyhydroxy acid, chelating agent, binds copper that activates the tyrosinase enzyme, provides protection from UV damage
Glucosamine (D)
Precursor to glycosaminoglycans, improves moisture content/hydration, strengthens connective tissues to resist breakdown
Glucosyl Hesperidin (D)
Hesperidin is active component in citrus peels, promotes a warming sensation by enhancing blood circulation, the addition of glycosyl improves its solubility
Glucuronic Acid Lactone (D)
Important structural component of connective tissue, stimulant, detoxifier
Glutamic Acid (L)
Glutamate, non-essential amino acid found in high protein foods, plays a role in amino acid metabolism
Glutamine (L)
Amino acid converted to L-Glutamic Acid when a protein goes through hydrolysis, increases levels of antioxidant glutathione, aids immune function and serves as an anti-inflammatory
Glutathione (L)
Tripeptide (glutamic acid, cysteine, glycine), antioxidant, plays major role in cellular detoxification, assists in cellular respiration
Glycerin
Moisturizes and lubricates the skin, promotes skin softness and smoothness, acts as a natural preserving agent
Glyceryl Ricinoleate
A blend of glycerin and ricinoleic acid of vegetable origin, skin protection agent, emulsifier and dispersing agent
Glyceryl Stearate
Acts as an emulsifier, softens and smoothes skin, slows water loss
Glycoderm™
Honey, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids, Hyaluronic Acid
Restores the lipid barrier of the horny layer of the epidermis and increases water absorption in the corneocytes by adding natural moisturizing factors
Glycol Distearate
Opacifer and pearlizing agent
Glycolic Acid
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), used as an exfoliator to remove dead skin cells, smoothes skin texture, reduces signs of wrinkles
Glycosaminoglycans
GAG, inhibits the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) enzymatic activities that degrade and ultimately destroy the collagen network present in the skin
Glycyrrhetinic Acid
Active principle of licorice, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, inhibits intercellular gap-junctional communication that encourages melanin synthesis
Goat Milk
Complete protein source, high in calcium and amino acid L-glutamine, anti-microbial
Goji Berry
Lycium Chinense
Rich in vitamin C, MMP Inhibition, antioxidant, anti-apoptotic, collagen stimulatory activity
Gold
Colloidal gold natural mineral, restores elasticity, smoothes skin by stimulating cellular regeneration, antioxidant
Gotu Kola
Centella Asiatica
Boosts collagen production, improves elasticity reducing signs of fine lines and wrinkles, assists in wound healing, anti-bacterial
Gotu Kola Stem Cells
Centella Asiatica Meristem Cell Culture
Firming activity improves skin tone and elasticity through antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and vasoactive toning activty
Granactive®
Includes 1% of a pure ester form of Tretinoin that works similar to Retin-A, decreases the effects of sunlight induced aging and is useful in anti-acne preparations, mild and non-irritating
Grape Seed
Vitis Vinifera
Rich in polyphenol proanthocyanidins, protects the skin from free radicals and premature aging, increases intracellular vitamin C levels, inhibits destruction of collagen
Grape Seed Oil
Vitis Vinifera
Rich in linoleic acid, acts as an emollient and lubricant, antioxidant
Grapefruit
Citrus Grandis, Citrus Paradisi
Nourishing as it is high in flavonoids and vitamin C, antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, soothes and tones
Green Tea
Camellia Sinensis
Rich in polyphenol catechins, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, UV protection, inhibits collagenase
Green Tea Butter
Camellia Sinensis
Antioxidant properties of green tea, imparts moisturization to dry and damaged skin
Guar Gum
Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba
Extracted from guar bean, used as emulsifier and thickener
Guarana
Paullinia Cupana
Main ingredient is guaranine, which is chemically identical to caffeine, stimulant, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, toning and astringent
Guava
Psidium Guajava
Higher levels of vitamin C than oranges, flavonoids, antioxidant, stimulates collagen production, astringent, healing
Haloxyl™
Steareth 20, Chrysin, N-Hydroxysuccinaimide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7
Lessens appearance of dark circles under eyes, reinforces firmness and tones up eye area, facilitates in the elimination of blood pigments responsible for dark circle coloration and local inflammation
Happybelle®
Casticin, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Cyclodextrin
Phyto-Endorphin complex based on Monk’s Pepper for radiant glow, powerful antioxidants and moisturizing factors fight against signs of aging
Hawaiian Ginger
Zingiber Zerumbet
Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, free radical scavenger, tones and moisturizes
Hawthorn Berry
Crataegus Monogyna
Bioflavonoid rich in antioxidants, increases circulation and blood flow, beneficial in skin inflammatory conditions
Hazelnut Oil
Corylus Avellana
High in oleic acid, a light oil beneficial for oily skin as it has an astringent quality
Heather
Calluna Vulgaris
Carotenoid and flavonoid antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, inhibits elastase
Hematite
Stone extract rich in iron, has a role in collagen synthesis, used with circulatory problems, helps to reabsorb bruises and aid in wound healing
Hemp Oil
Cannabis Sativa
Favorable balance of EFA, reduces inflammation in related skin conditions, rich in phospholipids and sterols
Herbal Harvest™
Aloe, Ginger, Green Tea
Extracts of three medicinal herbs developed for protective and calming effect, nourishing, antioxidant, moisturizing, soothing
Hibiscus
Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis, Hibiscus Sabdariffa
Antioxidant, maintains skin elasticity, toning, anti-inflammatory
Honey
Reinforces water absorbing capacity of the stratum corneum, slows dehydration, diminishes skin roughness while improving suppleness and elasticity
Honeydew
Cucumis Melo
Source of vitamin C, antioxidant, toning and moisturizing
Hops
Humulus Lupulus
Calming and soothing to irritated skin, toning
Horse Chestnut
Aesculus Hippocastanum
Supports blood circulation, wound healing support, anti-inflammatory, inhibits enzymes that catalyze structural break down resulting in beneficial effects on the appearance and texture of the skintu
Horsetail
Equisetum Arvense, Equisetum Hiemale
Natural silicone component, increases collagen and elastin synthesis, strengthens connective tissues, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, astringent
Hydracire™
Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters
A soft, smooth moisturizing butter that is an active texture agent based on a hydrophilic complex of jojoba, mimosa and sunflower waxes
Hydrocortisone
Used to reduce swelling, itching, and redness that occurs from various skin conditions, OTC-regulated
Hydrogen Peroxide
Kills bacteria that cause acne, astringent, anti-septic
Hydroquinone
Skin lightener, inhibits melanin production, OTC-regulated
Hydroxypregnenolone
Produced by hydroxylation of pregnenolone and then in turn metabolized to DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone or Prasterone), a hormone used to combat the various effects of aging on the skin
Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
A multi-functional water-soluble polymer that enhances foams, thickens, and stabilizes
Hyssop
Hyssopus Officinalis
Antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory
Incroquat™
Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol
Conditioning agent and emulsifier that detangles and provides silky feel to hair or a soft, powdery after feel with leave-in skin care
Indinyl®
Cassia Angustifolia
Extracted from the seeds of the Indian Senna plant, similar to hyaluronic acid, film forming, protecting, restructuring and moisturizing properties
InvisaSkin®
Ethoxydiglycol, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Goji Berry, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14
Peptide in combination with botanical, rebuilds the skin through collagen synthesis, fibroblast proliferation, and inhibition MMP
Inyline™
Acetyl Hexapeptide-30, Arginine (L)
Peptide, targets muscle contractions using a novel post-synaptic strategy, decreases wrinkle depth, reduces appearance of expression wrinkles
Iron Oxide
Inorganic material used as a color additive common in mineral cosmetics, color can vary depending on mixture and purity
Isodecyl Neopentanoate
Light feeling, non-greasy ester with a silky touch on the skin, reduction in oily or heavy feeling formulations caused by components such as UV absorbers and pigments
Isononyl Isononanoate
Emollient ester, supplies rich, velvety, non-greasy feel
Isopropyl Isostearate
Highly emollient ester, exhibits lubricity without oiliness, good spreadability and slip
Ivy
Hedera Helix
Anti-inflammatory,vasoconstricting, anti-bacterial and anti-cellulitic
Jasmine
Jasminum Gradiflorum
Soothes, softens, protects sensitive skin
Jasmine Flower Wax
Scent of Jasmine Flowers having calming, soothing, and softening effects, suitable for dry and sensitive skin
Jojoba Esters
Smooth spheres which deliver jojoba emolliency and active ingredients directly to the skin
Jojoba Oil
Simmondsia Chinensis
Moisturizing, reconditions the skin, balances oil production, provides barrier protection
Jujube
Zizyphus Jujuba
Chinese Fruit, high levels of vitamins and minerals to nourish the skin, encourages cell turnover, improves elasticity and firmness of skin, moisturizing
Kakadu Plum
Terminalia Ferdinandiana
Small fruit native to Australia, one of richest sources of natural vitamin C, powerful antioxidant
Kaolin
Absorbs sebum, removes impurities from the skin, help prevent pore clogging
Keratin
Hydrolized fiberous protein high in slufur content and rich in amino acids, provides protective, strengthening and conditioning effect to hair and skin
Kinetin
Plant hormone active in cellular growth and differentiation, involved in DNA repair, antioxidant, used as alternative to retinoids for sensitive skins
Kiwi
Actinidia Chinensis
Rich in flavonoids, essential fatty acids, vitamin C and E, antioxidant
Kiwi Seeds
Actinidia Chinensis
Natural scrub source
Kojic Acid
Inhibits melanin production by inhibiting tyrosinase, provides gradual and continual skin lightening to relieve skin discolorations
Kollaren®
Tripeptide-1
Biomimetic peptide, increases the firmness of the skin by activating the extracellular matrix proteins synthesis
Kombuchka™
Saccharomyces/Xylinium/Black Tea Ferment
Fermentation of sweet black tea by the symbiosis of two microorganisms, anti-glycation activity, enhances skin smoothness, radiance and color
Kudzu
Pueraria Lobata, Pueraria Mirifica
Phytoestrogen, improves skin tone by melanin reduction, enhanced procollagen synthesis improving skin elasticity, isoflavones offer antioxidant properties
Lactic Acid (L)
An Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that hydrates and exfoliates, reducing wrinkles and pigmentation discolorations
Lamesoft®
Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate
Lipid layer enhancer, adds softening and moisturizing qualities to cleansing products
Lanolin
Natural oil extracted from sheep wool, moisturizing, emollient, healing
Lavender
Lavandula Angustifolia
Astringent, natural soothing properties, healing, normalizes oil production, reduces skin inflammation, cleansing
Lavender Flower Wax
Contains natural moisturizing phospholipids, helps repair and soothe dry and irritated skin
Lecithin
Derived from soybeans, protein source containing phospholipids, emulsifier, emollient, moisturizing
Lemon
Citrus Medica Limonum
Antioxidant, inhibits melanin synthesis, provides anti-bacterial effects, cleansing, toning
Lemongrass
Cymbopogon schoenanthus
Astringent, antiseptic, clears up oily skin, helps close pores and tightening wrinkles
Leuphasyl®
Pentapeptide-18
Peptide, reduces the depth of wrinkles caused by the contraction of facial expression muscles
Licorice
Glycyrrhiza Glabra
Tyrosinase inhibitor reduces pigmentation discolorations, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant properties, immunostimulatory activity
Lilac Stem Cells
Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture Extract
Improves acne and sebum related skin conditions through sebum regulation, yeast control, and anti-inflammatory activity
Lime
Citrus Aurantifolia
Antioxidant with high levels of vitamin C, astringent, toning
Limonene (L)
Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
Lipobrite®
Peg-4, Hydroxycinnamic Acid
Skin lightener, found in plants and contains additional antioxidant properties, non-irritating, anti-mutagenic
Lipocare™
PEG-8, Chai Hu, Caffeine, Coenzyme A
Body refiner, skin firming, fights cellulite by stimulating the process that empties fat stored in adipocytes
Lipodermol®
Octyldodecanol, Lecithin, Arachidyl Propionate, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Retinyl Palmitate, Ethyl Linoleate, Ethyl Linolenate, Ethyl Oleate
For use in skin or lip care, strengthens epidermal barrier function to improve moisture retention and elasticity, softens, lubricates, smoothes
Liquid Crystal
Contains properties of both a liquid and a solid, it is similar in molecular structure to the skin, provides improved skin barrier integrity, protection, repair, and moisturization
Litchiderm™
Litchi Chinensis Pericarp
Lightens and rejuvenates skin by protecting against oxidative stress, UV stress, photo-aging, dehydration
Longevicell®
Myrtus Communis
Cell regenerator, increases tissue longevity, limits degeneration of skin tissue, reduces first signs of aging
Lotus Zymbiozome®Fermentum
Lotus Japonicus Symbiosome
Assists in controlling skin color and tone by slowing formation of tyrosinase
Loveage
Levisticum Officinale
Native to Persia, increases the potential of epidermal growth factors to support the growth of human keratinocytes and the synthesis of proteins
Lumiere®
Spherical powders with an entrapped photoluminescent diamond core which emit and scatter blue and green light reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by compensating for the decrease in fluorescence emission in older, mature skin
Lumiskin®
Diacetyl Boldine
Skin lightening, inhibition of tyrosinase activity, decrease in melanin quantity
Lycopene
Carotenoid found in tomatoes, antioxidant efficient at protecting against free radical damage, protects skin from damaging effects of UV radiation
Lysine (L)
Essential Amino Acid, needed to build protein and for proper collagen formation, precursor to L-carnitine needed for ATP
Macadamia Nut Oil
Macadamia Ternifoli
Very stable due to low levels of poly-unsaturated fatty acids, rapid skin penetration, leaves a smooth feel
Mackadet®
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Cocomphoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine
Blend of mild surfactants that are hydrolytically stable under moderately acidic conditions
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Water soluble derivative of vitamin C, antioxidant, stimulates collagen production, melanin inhibiting properties.
Magnesium Carbonate
Absorbent drying agent, used as a clay in masks, astringent, toning, smoothes and softens skin
Magnesium Chloride
Source of magnesium, an element found in the body which contributes to the manufacture of cellular energy, activates enzymes and facilitates detoxification
Magnolia
Magnolia Grandiflora
Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, photoprotective effect, inhibits skin discomfort
Malachite
Hydrated copper carbonate, essential trace elements, involved in synthesis of keratin, anti-oxidant, increases amount of collagen and elastin produced by fibroblasts
Malic Acid (L)
Derived from apples, provides gentle exfoliation, smoothes skin, promotes cellular renewal
Mallow
Malva Sylvestris
Blue Malva, emollient, soothes minor skin irritations, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant
Maltodextrin
Provides moisture without tackiness giving finished products softer feel
Maltose
Lends softness to skin and hair care products
Mandarin Orange
Citrus Nobilis
High in vitamin C and copper, antioxidant, astringent, toning
Mandelic Acid (L)
Derived from almonds, AHA, anti-bacterial, improvement in photoaged skin , acne, abnormal pigmentation, and skin texture
Manganese Chloride
An essential nutrient which serves as an activator for many enzymes, aides in formation of connective tissue, possesses antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties
Mango Butter
Mangifera Indica
Extracted from fruit kernels of the Mango Tree, high content of fatty acids, assists in moisturization
Mangosteen
Garcinia Mangostana
Potent antioxidant, rich in xanthones, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial
Mannitol
Organic compound that can withstand humid conditions without absorbing water so is effective at reducing stickiness and providing moisture retention
Manuka
Leptospermum Scoparium
High anti-bacterial potency, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antioxidant
Marionberry
Rubus Fruticosus
Blackberry cultivar with high ORAC value and antioxidant properties
Marjoram
Origanum Majorana
Antioxidant, antiseptic, stimulates circulation
Marshmallow
Althaea Officinalis
Anti-inflammatory, astringent, emollient, moisturizing, soothing
Matricaria
Chamomilla Recutita
Anti-bacterial, soothing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant
Matrixyl®synthe 6 ™
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38
Wrinkle filler derived from tripeptide found in collagen VI and laminins, smoothes wrinkles from the inside by stimulating the synthesis of the macromolecules in the dermal/epidermal junction that are needed for structure
Matrixyl™3000
Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7
Containing messenger molecules, matrikines™, which are capable of regulating cell activities. They interact with specific receptors to activate certain genes involved in the process of extracellular matrix renewal and cell proliferation
Maxi-Lip™
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isosterate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide
Biomimetic peptide, stimulates collagen and glycosaminoglycan synthesis
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Limnanthes Alba
Moisturizing, adheres to stay on the skin, superior stability prolongs shelf life, forms a barrier on the skin to prevent moisture loss
Melanostatine®
Nonapeptide-1
Biomimetic peptide, reduces hyperpigmentation by preventing activation of tyrosinase and blocking melanin synthesis
Melitane®
Acetyl Hexapeptide-1
Peptide, natural photoprotector and inflammation modulator
Menthol (L)
Cooling, soothes irritation with analgesic properties
Menthyl Anthranilate
Oil soluble UVA absorber
Menthyl Lactate (L)
Cooling, soothes irritation with analgesic properties
Mica
Inorganic material used as a color additive common in mineral cosmetics, color can vary depending on mixture and purity
Milk
Nourishing, soothing, softening
Milk Protein
Hydrating, moisturizing, reinforces cutaneous elasticity, softness, and comfort, regenerating effect for epidermal keratinocytes, nutritive
Milk Thistle
Silybum Marianum
Powerful antioxidant, inhibits photoaging, provides protection against UVB induced photodamage
Mitoprotect™
Spin Trap, CoEnzyme Q10, R- Lipoic Acid, Adenine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine
An innovative new ingredient created by CoValence targeting mitochondrial nourishment and protection as a method to combat the effects of aging on the skin
Montmorillonite
Clay, main component of bentonite, rich in minerals, good for oil absorption
Mulberry
Morus Alba
Tyrosinase inhibitor with skin lightening properties, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
Murumuru Butter
Astrocaryum murumuru
Rich oleic acid content, moisturizing, soothing
Mushroom
Fomes Officinalis
Astringent producing improved skin tone, firmness, pore tightening, and moisturizing effects
N-Acetyl Cysteine (L)
NAC, Amino Acid, powerful antioxidant and detoxifier, precursor to glutathione
N-Acetyl Glucosamine (D)
NAG, skin brightening properties, boosts immune system function, promotes antioxidant ability, decreases inflammation, encourages healing, stimulates hyaluronan synthesis
Narcissus Flower Wax
Narcissus Poeticus
Moisturizing, free radical scavenger, emollient
Nectapure®
Butterfly Bush, Thyme
Ozone protecting effect, contains flavonoids with anti-oxidant properties to prevent oxidative stress on skin
Neem
Melia Azadirachta
Botanical skin lightener, promotes healing, anti-bacterial, antiseptic
Neem Oil
Melia Azadirachta
Moisturizing, rich in fatty acids and glycerides, promotes healing, anti-bacterial, antiseptic
Neroli Oil
Citrus Aurantium Amara
Bitter Orange, provides MMP inhibitory protection, stimulates cell regeneration, improves, skin elasticity, antiseptic, emollient
Nettle
Urtica Dioica
Used to combat inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema, detoxifier, plant sterol, antioxidant flavonoids
Niacin
Vitamin B3, vital for energy release in tissues and cells, essential for growth and maintenance of healthy skin, antioxidant
Niacinamide
Amide form of Niacin, involved in cellular respiration, lipid synthesis, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, improves epidermal barrier function, inhibits skin pigmentation, smoothing of fine lines/wrinkles
Noni
Morinda Citrifolia
Antioxidant, rich in flavonoids and essential fatty acids , anti-bacterial, prevents dry skin, helps skin maintain its integrity, anti-inflammatory, accelerates healing
Oat
Avena Sativa
Promotes a tensor and anti-wrinkle effect, tones and smoothes the skin
Octadecenedioic Acid
Derived from natural plant oleic acid, provides appearance of even skin tone, texture and natural radiance
Olive
Olea Europaea
Rich in vitamin E and antioxidants that replace skin moisture and elasticity, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial
Olive Oil
Olea Europaea
Naturally healing and soothing, helps smooth and maintain skin elasticity
Olivem®1000
Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate
Combination of fatty acids that are able to both restore and maintain the integrity of the skin barrier and provide self-emulsifying properties
Optiphen™
Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol
Broad spectrum anti-microbial properties, globally accepted, formaldehyde-free and paraben-free
Orange
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis
Source of vitamin C, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, astringent
Orange Flower Wax
Typical smell of Neroli, calming and soothing, believed to increase cell turnover and stimulate elimination of dead skin cells
Oregano
Origanum Vulgare
Provides antioxidant, anti-irritant, anti-microbial effects
Panthenol (D)
Highly emollient, excellent moisturizing properties, perfect for conditioning both skin and hair
Papain
Enzyme derived from papayas, digests keratin proteins to help accelerate exfoliation, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, rich in vitamin C, E and beta-carotene
Papaya
Carica Papaya
Antioxidant high in vitamin C, beta-carotene, flavonoids, source of enzyme papain which aids in exfoliation
Paprika
Capsicum Annuum
Used as topical analgesic for pain relief, antioxidant, detoxifies, also used as a natural colorant
Passionflower
Passiflora Incarnata
Maracuja, oil from the fruit of the passionflower plant, emollient, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, source of EFA linoleic acid
Pau D’Arco
Tabebuia Impetiginosa
Anti-yeast, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial, increases cellular oxygen, boosts immune system, anti-inflammatory
PCA Dimethicone
Combination of silicone and moisturizing PCA, provides long lasting, silky smooth skin feel
Peach
Prunus Persica
Softening, emollient, aromatically relaxing
Pear
Pyrus Communis
Tightening, soothes irritations, reduces swelling and redness
Pearl
Rich in minerals and essential amino acids, nourishes the skin and slow down aging processes by improving cell metabolism, supporting moisturization and protection against environmental-damage effects
Pectin
Fruit enzymes, obtained from diluted acid extracts of citrus fruit rinds or apple pomace, water-binding to help retain moisture, softening
Pepha®-ctive
Algae Extract (Dunaliella Salina)
Increases skin energy by enhancing ATP levels of human fibroblasts, protects mitochondria, increases cell turnover
Pepha®-Protect
Watermelon extract (Citrullus Lanatus)
Prevents DNA fragmentation in fibroblasts and keratinocytes, decreases erythema after UV irradiation, protects important cell structures from damage by UV induced free radicals
Pepha®-Tight
Algae extract
Formulated to tighten skin and provide long term effects by strengthening skin connective tissues
Peppermint
Mentha Piperita
Cooling and stimulating effect, used to soothe and relax sore muscles
Peptamide®
Hexapeptide-11
Firming, reduces appearance of fine lines, brightens complexion
Petrolatum
Moisturizing and emollient, soothes skin irritations
Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid
UVB Absorber
Phycocyanin
A natural blue pigment derived from Spirulina, a blue-green algae, with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Phytic Acid
Iron specific antioxidant, works to counter oxidation reactions triggered by iron in tap water. Skin lightener, blocks iron and copper in formation of melanin
Phytonadione
Vitamin K1, used to prevent effects of circulatory problems, dark circles, redness, broken capillaries
Phytosphingosine
Reduces the signs of acne, inhibits the growth of micro-organisms on the skin, reduces redness and inflamed skin
Pineapple
Ananas Sativus
Rich in vitamin C, antioxidant, contains enzymes that improve skin elasticity and provide mild exfoliation
Pistachio Nut Oil
Pistacia Vera
Moisturizing, contains high amounts of linoleic acid (an EFA) and is rich in natural occurring sterols
Plantain
Plantago Lanceolata
Stimulates collagen synthesis, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, anti-microbial
Plantapon®
Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Caroxylate
Mild sulfate free surfactant, ideal for sensitive skins
Plum
Prunus Domestica
Vitamin C content for antioxidant properties, moisturizing
Polawax™
Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60
Non-ionic self-emulsifying wax
Polyethylene Beads
Small beads used in scrubs for exfoliating, smoothing, and polishing the skin
Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate
PEG-free surfactant, emollient, excellent solubilizing properties
Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate
Vegetable derived pigment wetting and dispersing agent, useful in dispersion of color cosmetics and sunscreens
Polysorbate
A non-ionic emulsifier and/or solubilizer
Pomegranate
Punica Granatum
Antioxidant with elevated polyphenol content, contains chlorogenic acid (natural sun protection), anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal
Pomegranate Enzyme
Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment
Fruit enzyme used for exfoliation with added benefits found in pomegranate
Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate
Form of Azelaic Acid, provides sebum control, skin lightening and skin moisturization/rehydration
Potassium Sorbate
Non-irritating food grade preservative
Prasterone
DHEA, adrenal hormone precursor to estrogen and testosterone, stimulates collagen production, aids in burn healing, maintains skin immunity to protect against environmental damage, anti-oxidant
Pregnenolone
Precursor to progesterone and DHEA which aid in reducing the effects of aging on the skin
Prickly Ash
Zanthoxylum Americanum
Wound healing, pain reliever
Prickly Pear
Opuntia Tuna
Healing, emollient, moisturizing
Procapil™
PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Apigenin, Oleanolic Acid, Biotinyl Tripeptide-1
Protects against hair loss by targeting poor scalp micro-circulation and follicle aging and atrophy caused by dihydrotestosterone
Prodew®
Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol, Proline (L)
Moisturizer with excellent absorption and retention capabilities due to synergistic effect between actives
Proline (L)
An amino acid with moisturizing and moisture retention properties, improves skin texture and aids collagen formation, repairs damaged tissue, promotes health of connective tissue
Propanediol
A natural, pure, petroleum free glycol derived from corn
Propolis
Tree or plant resin used by honeybees to seal and strengthen hives, protecting, emollient, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, wound healing
Propylene Glycol
Ingredient carrier, solvent, emulsification agent
Proteasyl®TP
Peptide obtained from Pisium Sativum, anti-elastase, anti-collagenase, and anti-free radical, protects dermal proteins, protects and repairs epidermal proteins, strengthens skin elasticity, hydroregulator
Protectol®
Birch, Figwort
Soothing active, reduces skin reactivity to various physical, chemical and biological aggressions, regulates and inhibits inflammatory process
Pumpkin
Cucurbita Pepo
Nourishing phytochemicals, vitamin C and A, antioxidant carotenoids, beta-carotene, stimulates cell turnover
Pumpkin Enzyme
Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract
Fruit enzyme used for exfoliation, smoothing fine lines, softening
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Cucurbita Pepo
Nourishing and lubricating oil, rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamins A, C, E, and Zinc
Purisoft®
Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract
Peptide derived from the Moringa seed, helps cleanse and purify the skin, protects the skin against damage caused by environmental pollution
Pyridoxine
Vitamin B6, enzyme involved in metabolizing protein, promotes a variety of enzymatic actions, important in the manufacture of niacin
Pyroglutamic Acid
Pyrrolidonecarboxylic acid (PCA), sodium salt is NaPCA naturally occurring in human skin, involved in moisture retention, improved softness, elasticity, and suppleness
Pyruvic Acid
Formed when sugars are broken down for ATP energy, alpha-keto acid, exfoliator
Querectin
Flavonoid plant pigment, antioxidant, inhibits effect of inflammation producing enzymes, inhibits peroxidation from UV light, inhibits the breakdown of elastin
Raffermine®
Glycine Soja
Soy Flour rich in glycoproteins and structural polysaccarides, reinforces skin tonicity, increases skin elasticity
Raspberry
Rubus Idaeus
Contains high levels of polyphenol antioxidant ellagic acid, soothes skin irritations, astringent, reduces inflammation
Raspberry Seed Oil
Rubus Idaeus
Antioxidant, high levels of omega fatty acids, potent vitamin E content, emollient, anti-inflammatory, provides some UV protection
Raspberry Seeds
Rubus Idaeus
Natural scrub source
Raspberry Wax
Rubus Idaeus
Fragrant essential wax containing natural moisturizing phospholipids
Red Algae
Porphyra Umbilicalis
A natural UVA-screening compound from sea algae to protect the skin against photoaging
Red Clover
Trifolium Pratense
Concentrated isoflavones for antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory eases irritated eczema, psoriasis and acne skin, phytoestrogen
Red Clover Bioferment
Contains isoflavones that can help reduce oxidative stress, fermentation process enhances the bio-availability of actives
Red Poppy
Papaver Rhoeas
Plant extract used as a mild calming and tonifying active, moisturizing
Red Wine Vinegar
Toning and antiseptic properties with antioxidant benefit of wine
Regesteril™
Cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose, Rutin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Green Bean
Peptide, prevents and reduces stretch marks by slowing down the degradation caused by inflammatory cells and by promoting regeneration of the extracellular matrix
RejuvenOx™
Perflurodecalin
Perflurocarbon, increases oxygen and moisture levels in skin with topical application, aids in wound healing and smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles
Renovage™
Teprenone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Fights skin aging by inhibiting dehydration and providing moisturization, reducing signs of age spots, improving skin barrier function, reducing appearance of fine lines
Resorcinol
Mild antiseptic and topical disinfectant derived from resins, breaks down rough skin for use as topical keratolytic
Resveratrol
Derived from the Giant Knotweed (Polygonum Cuspidatum), a polyphenolic antioxidant also commonly found in red grapes and wine, phytoalexin, anti-inflammatory, protects against UVB damage
Retinol
Form of vitamin A, precursor to retinoic acid, counteracts skin aging and improves the appearance of UV-damaged skin, accelerates mitosis, increases enzyme activity, and normalizes keratinisation, which improves and normalizes the cell renewal process
Retinyl Palmitate
Vitamin A Palmitate
Precursor to retinol, provides gradual non-irritating skin resurfacing, improves the visible signs of aging by reducing wrinkles and smoothing skin texture, promotes healthy collagen synthesis
Rhodiola
Rhodiola Rosea
Provides protective effect against thermal stress (hot and cold), stimulates cellular respiration, effectively demonstrates lipolysis
Rhodochrosite
A manganese carbonate, revitalizes tired and stressed skin, preserves cells that release collagen and elastin, strengthens and encourages natural cell defense mechanisms
Rice Bran Oil
Oryza Sativa
Different from other vegetable oils due to its high levels of tocotrienols and gamma-oryzanol antoxidants
Rice Protein
Oryza Sativa
Peptide that stimulates the proliferation of fibroblasts, improves cell propagation, elevates cellular metabolism, improves collagen synthesis, reduces sign of wrinkles, and increases smoothness and flexibility
Ritafactant®138AN
Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate
Mild, high-foaming, multifunctional surfactant blend
Rooibos
Aspalathus Linearis
Rich source of nutrients including powerful antioxidant SOD (superoxide dismutase), helps to slow the process of aging and boosts the immune system
Rose
Rosa Gallica, Rosa Canina
Enhances cellular detoxification, inhibits free radical production, provides cellular and DNA protection from UV damage, emollient, astringent
Rose Hip Oil
Rosa Canina
High levels of essential fatty acids, natural retinoic acid content to aid in skin rejuvenation, hydrating, moisturizing, nourishing, protective against photo damage
Rose Water
Moisturizing, astringent, and toning properties
Rosemary
Rosmarinus Officinalis
Strengthens and stimulates capillaries for a rejuvenating effect, toning, moisturizing, antioxidant, astringent
Royal Jelly
Secreted from honeybees, nourishing source of proteins, vitamins, and essential amino acids, anti-microbial, moisturizing, promotes cellular rejuvenation of damaged skin
Rutin
Plant flavonoid, antioxidant, capillary strengthening properties, anti-inflammatory, and chelating agent
Safflower Oil
Carthamus Tinctorius
A botanical alternative to mineral oil and other synthetic emollients, high in linoleic acid, beneficial for treatment of dry skin
Sage
Salvia Officinalis
Skin purifier and toning agent, healing, anti-bacterial
Sake
Contains 20 amino acids, increases circulation, purifying, detoxifying, active enzymes smooth skin, moisturizing, soothing
Salicylic Acid
Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), provides exfoliation preventing pore clogging and smoothing fine lines/wrinkles, stimulates new cell growth, reduces inflammation
Sandalwood
Santalum Austrocaledonicum
Cultivated in New Caledonia, calming, soothes irritations, softening, anti-inflammatory
Saw Palmetto
Serenoa Serrulata
Phytoestrogen, soothing, detoxifying, inhibits the production of DHT (hormone that triggers hair loss)
Sea Buckthorn
Hippophae Rhamnoides
High content of Omega 7 fatty acid, tocopherols, carotenoids, phytosterols, enhances cell regeneration, promotes healing
Seanamin®BD
Carrageenan, Sorbitol, Mannitol, Hydrolyzed Actin, Glucosamine, Sodium Glucuronate, Calcium Gluconate
Complex of marine origin, moisturizing, firming, toning, detoxifying, local slimming
Seanamin®SU
Sorbitol, Algae Extract, Carrageenan, Bladderwrack, Algin
Complex of marine brown and red algae, hydroregulating agent, softening, moisturizing, strengthens cutaneous protection and defense, improves tone and elasticity
Sencha
Cameliia sinensis
Japanse tea with benefits found in other green teas, potent antioxidant and polyphenol content
Sepiwhite™
Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine
Improves lightening effect when used synergistically with classical lightening ingredients (ie: kojic, arbutin)
Shea Butter
Butyrospermum Parkii
Moisturizing, emollient, anti-inflammatory, nourishing, provides UV protection, quick absorption
Shiitake Mushroom
Lentinus Edodoes
Has natural kojic acid content for brightening effect, antioxidant, anti-microbial
Silica
Functions as carrier, stabilizer, and rheological agent, prevents phase separation in emulsions , imparts lubricity
Silk
Helps plump up the skin and increase its ability to retain moisture resulting in smoother, less wrinkled skin, smoothing and conditioning properties for hair
Silver
Healing, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-yeast properties used to fight skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema
Slippery Elm
Ulmus Fulva
Smoothing, softening, wound healing, used to treat skin inflammation
Smithsonite
A zinc carbonate, one of essential trace elements that play a role in metabolism of RNA and DNA, instrumental in elastin synthesis, boosts metallothionein synthesis providing cellular protection
Snap-8®
Acetyl Octapeptide-3
Peptide, reduces depth of expression wrinkles, topical alternative to Botox
Soapbark
Quillaja Saponaria
Natural soap alternative, barks contains saponins that lather when mixed with water, cleansing
Soapwort
Saponaria Officinalis
Forms a soap like lather, rich in natural cleansing saponins
Sodalmasq®
Powder mask blend of algin, diatomaceous earth, and calcium sulfate
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
A vitamin C derivative, good stability in formulations, antioxidant, promotes collagen formation, lightens the skin
Sodium Bicarbonate
Aka: Baking Soda, gentle, natural scrub that smoothes and cleanses, aids in relief of itchy/irritated skin
Sodium Chloride
Salt, variety of uses some of which include stabilizing product viscosity, preservative, and cleansing scrub
Sodium Coco-Glucoside Tartrate
Ultra mild surfactant with excellent detoxifying properties
Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein
Natural foaming peptide based on organic amaranth (Amaranthus Caudatus), a gluten-free grain offering a high nutritional value and amino acid profile
Sodium Hyaluronate (L)
Plumps, lubricates, moisturizes the skin, prevents trans-epidermal water loss
Sodium Hyaluronate/LMW
Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, all the benefits of sodium hyaluronate but comprised of smaller polymers which allow for better skin penetration and effectiveness
Sodium Hydroxide
Used often as pH adjuster, reacts with acids and converts to a water and salt end product
NaOH(Sodium Hydoxide) + HCl (Acid) = H2O (Water) + NaCl (Salt)
Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
Broad spectrum anti-microbial, can be used as pH adjuster due to activity at high pH (10-12)
Sodium Hydroxypropylsulfonate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer
Natural plant derived surfactant from coconut oil and corn syrup, renewable, gentle
Sodium Hydroxypropylsulfonate Laurylglucoside Crosspolymer
Natural plant derived surfactant from coconut oil and corn syrup, renewable, gentle
Sodium Lactate
Sodium salt of Lactic acid, moisturizing, lightening, promotes cell turnover for smoothing
Sodium Metabisulfite
Antioxidant and preserving agent used to prevent discoloration in products
Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
Surfactant, foam booster, cleansing
Sodium PCA
Sodium (Na) Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid (PCA), component of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) has a very potent hydrating and moisturizing power, nonirritating, non-allergenic, humectant with moisture-binding ability
Sodium Silicate
pH adjuster, firming agent, provides skin tightening properties
Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate
Amino acid based anionic surfactant ideal for mild cleansers
Solaleur®
Aleurites moluccana, Macadamia ternifolia
Blend of Hawaiian Kukui and Macadamia oils, suppresses erythema caused by sun and radiation burns, provides healing and burn relief, moisturizing
Songyii Mushroom
Tricholoma Matsutake
Natural skin lightener, skin smoothing polysaccharides, antioxidant, moisturizing, UV filter/absorber
Sorbitol
Humectant, prevents skin dryness and aids in moisture retention
Soy Isoflavones
Phytoestrogen with estrogenic effect and inhibition of kinases, stimulation of collagen and elastin production, inhibition of MMP, promotes increase in skin thickness and elasticity
Soybean Oil
Glycine Soja
Natural source lecithin and vitamin E, healing, easily absorbed, smoothing
Sphingoceryl®
Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Coco-glycerides, Sphingolipids, Sunflower
Conditions, protects and repairs dry and treatment damaged hair
Spin Trap
Phenyl t-Butylnitrone
A highly active oxygen/nitrogen complex, considered an “intelligent” antioxidant, instead of destroying free radicals, it traps them, transforms them into useful oxygen, and then transports them back into the respiratory cycle
Spinach
Spinacia Oleracea
Flavonoid antioxidant, rich source of vitamins A, C, E and Folic, anti-inflammatory
Spirulina Platensis
Form of blue-green algae, rich in antioxidant phytopigments, detoxifies, moisturizing, tightening, reduces inflammation
Squalane
Derived from olives, moisturizing, enhances skin’s natural barrier function, protective, boosts skin’s ability to retain moisture
St. John’s Wort
Hypericum Perforatum
Anti-bacterial, softening, astringent, healing
Stabil®
Caprylyl Glycol, Phenethyl Alcohol
Broad spectrum anti-microbial activity, globallly accepted
Stearic Acid
A vegetable fatty acid ingredient used as a cosmetic base, emollient, emulsifying agent for oil/water emulsions, softening
Stepan®Mild
Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
A mild blend of surfactants used in sensitive skin/baby formulations to increase foam and viscosity properties
Stevia
Stevia Rebaudiana
Used to heal skin irritations and wounds, used in treatment of acne, seborrhea, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, tightens skin, smoothes wrinkles, softens
Stevioside
Carbohydrate (sweetener) isolated from the stevia plant, used to heal skin irritations and wounds, tightens skin, smoothes wrinkles, and softens
Stone Root
Collinsonia Canadensis
Involved in capillary health by strengthening their structure and function improving blood flow, healing, astringent, toning
Stonecrop
Sedum Acre, Sedum Quitense
Soothes and repairs skin irritations, antioxidant benefits, lightening effect, hydrating
Strawberry
Fragaria Vesca
Source of antioxidant polyphenols and vitamin C, nourishing, soothing, toning
Strontium Nitrate
Inhibits sensory irritation and inflammation when applied topically, reduces irritation and erythema associated with use of AHA peels
Sucrose
Sugar, used as a natural exfoliating scrub/polish, smoothes, softens
Sucrose Stearate
Blend of sucrose and stearic acid, mild, PEG-free, emollient emulsifier
Sugar Cane
Saccharum Officinarum
Exfoliating and conditioning agent, active ingredient is naturally derived lactic acid for refining wrinkles and other signs of aging skin, moisturizing and lubricating
Sulforaphane Glucosinolate
Protective phytochemical found in broccoli, activates detoxification enzymes, promotes free radical protection
Sulfur
Used to treat bacteria related problem skin conditions such as acne, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic
Sunflower Oil
Helianthus Annuus
Replenishes and restores the skin with nourishing fatty and amino acids, increases moisture retention, provides natural barrier protection
Superoxide Dismutase
Naturally occurring enzyme, eliminates oxygen free radicals caused by UV radiation and environmental stress, alleviates symptoms of skin irritation
Sweet Almond Oil
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis
Stable oil with high levels of oleic acid, unsaturated triglycerides proved moisture, easily absorbed in skin
Sweet Cherry
Prunus Avium
Rich in antioxidant anthocyanins and vitamin C, moisturizing, soothing
Sweet Cherry Butter
Prunus Avium
Used in the repair of dry skin, moisturizing, soothing, rich in anti-oxidant anthocyanins and vitamin C
Symdiol®
1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone
Broad spectrum anti-microbial properties, globally accepted
SymPeptide™
Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17
Enhances eye lash growth by stimulating keratin genes, results in thicker and longer lashes
SymWhite™
Phenylethyl Resorcinol
Skin lightener and antioxidant, potent levels of tyrosinase inhibition
Syn®-Ake
Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate
Peptide, anti-wrinkle active that mimics the effects of a peptide found in snake venom, smoothes wrinkles by inhibiting muscle contractions
Syn®-Coll
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5
Peptide, mimics the human body’s own mechanism to produce collagen
Syn®-Tacks
Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyroyl Hydroxythreonine, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminohydroxybutyrate
Peptide, improves structural integrity, epidermal nourishment and molecular communication within skin leading to improved skin tonicity and firmness, reduced wrinkles
Talc
Moisture absorber, keeps skin dry, prevents rashes and chafing
Tamanu Oil
Calophyllum Inophyllum
A stimulant for collagen synthesis for use in anti-wrinkle and anti-stretch mark products
Tannic Acid
Polyphenol compound with antioxidant and radical scavenging properties, astringent and anti-bacterial
Tart Cherry
Prunus Cerasus
High levels of anthocyanins that possess strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Tartaric Acid (L)
Mild AHA exfoliating, smoothes skin
Taurine
Amino acid, antioxidant, chelating agent, involved in osmoregulation maintaining hydration in the epidermis, accelerates wound healing
Tea Tree Oil
Melaleuca Alternifolia
Anti-bacterial, antiseptic, heals breakouts, reduces infection, anti-inflammatory
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
Oil soluble form of vitamin C, good stability in formulations, antioxidant, UV protection, skin lightening, MMP Inhibition, DNA protection, collagen synthesis and protection
Tetrahydrocurcuminoids®
Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrobidsemethoxydiferuloylmethane
Derived from curcuminoids, active found in rhizomes of turmeric, efficient antioxidant effects, anti-inflammatory
Thioctic Acid
(R) Alpha Lipoic Acid
Involved in cellular energy production, antioxidant that is both water and fat soluble so it can travel anywhere, anti-inflammatory, assists detoxification
Thiotaine®
L-Ergothioneine
Natural antioxidant and amino acid, prevents damage caused by UV radiation, recycles vitamin C, assures efficient energy production, inhibits tyrosinase
Thyme
Thymus Vulgaris
Antiseptic, anti-microbial for use in fighting skin infections and irritations, astringent, anti-inflammatory
Thymulen®
Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2
Biomimetic peptide derived from youth hormone, thymopoietin, reinforces skin immune defenses and boosts epidermal regeneration
Titanium Dioxide
High refractive UV protection, also used as white pigment
Tocomin®
Palm, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol (D-alpha)
Potent antioxidant mixture of tocotrienols and tocopherol extracted from palm oil/fruit
Tocopherol (D-alpha)
Vitamin E
Naturally occurring fat soluble form of vitamin E, antioxidant protects from oxidative stress, anti-inflammatory
Tocopherol (D-gamma)
Form of vitamin E found primarily in vegetable oils such as grapeseed, soy, and corn oil, antioxidant that scavenges reactive nitrogen species which cause damage similar to reactive oxygen species, melanin synthesis inhibitor, anti-inflammatory
Tomato
Solanum Lycopersicum
Natural source of lycopene, carotenoid, antioxidant efficient at protecting against free radical damage, protects skin from damaging effects of UV radiation
Totarol™
Abundant in the heartwood of the New Zealand Totara tree, potent anti-bacterial activity, antioxidant properties
Trehalose Dihydrate (D)
Protects skin fibroblasts from dehydration by replacing water in tissues helping to retain the natural structure of skin, effective moisturizer affording protection from potentially damaging climatic conditions
Tribehenin
Triglyceride of Behenic Acid, soft wax used as a suspending and thickening agent, imparts high gloss and provides smooth application
Trichloracetic Acid
Chemical skin peel, removes outer layers of skin to reduce signs of aging, fine lines, uneven pigmentation, blemishes
Trichogen®
Ginseng, Arginine (L), Acetyl Tyrosine, Burdock, Soy Protein, Polyquaternium-11, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Calcium Pantothenate (D), Zinc Gluconate, Niacinamide, Ornithine, Citrulline, Glucosamine, Biotin (D)
Film-forming, bio-conditioning and repairing of dry hair, conditioning effect, protects hair against UVB induced damage
Tricholastyl®
Mannitol, Indian Kino, Disodium Succinate, Glutamic Acid (L)
Anti-hair loss active, anti-glycation activity, anti-inflammatory, anti-free radical effects
Triple A Complex®
Artemisia Vulgaris (Mugwort), Algae, Aqua (Water)
Anti-inflammatory, reduces redness and irritation from UV exposure, chemical irritants, and environment, reduces sting of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and other cosmetic ingredients
Turmeric
Curcuma Longa
Antioxidant, healing, anti-inflammatory, used as yellow pigment
Tyrosine (L)
A non-essential amino acid that is involved in the production of hormones that regulate metabolism and cellular health, also a precursor to melanin pigment so can be found in tanning products
Tyrostat™
Rumex Occidentalis
Plant native to N. Canadian prairies region, skin lightening ingredient, strong inhibitory effect on the tyrosinase enzyme
Ubiquinone
Coenzyme Q10, present in every cell of the body, important part of mitochondrial health and cellular respiration, production of cellular energy (ATP) and detoxification of waste, powerful anti-oxidant protection against environmental damage
UGL Complex™
Glucosamine, Algae, Yeast,
AHA-free skin exfoliator, smoothes skin, diminishes wrinkles, increases hydration and firmness
Uniprosyn®
Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Niacinamide, Adenosine Triphosphate
Contains glutamine, glutamic acid, and energy boosting content which stimulate protein synthesis in aging skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and increase skin elasticity
Unispheres®
Mannitol and cellulose based carrier system for delivering actives
Urea
A component of the body’s NMF, moisturizing and hydrating, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties
Uric Acid
Antioxidant found in the human body, offers protection against cell damage, prevents lipid peroxidation, free radical scavenger
Ursolic Acid
Anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor (skin cancer), and antimicrobial properties, restores skin collagen and elasticity
Vege Harvest™
Carrot, Tomato, Cucumber
Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to detoxify the skin, nourishing, moisturizing, mild exfoliation, immune boosting
Vegeseryl®
Glycine Soja
Soybean protein, anti-wrinkle effect, assists in cell repair, astringent, softening, improves skin elasticity and suppleness
Venuceane™
Thermus Thermophillus
Inhibits reactive oxygen species (ROS), repairs and protects against the damage caused by UVA
Vepuvillai Karushala Yenai
Natural red pigment consisting of Eclipta prostrata, Melia azadirachta, and Moringa pterygosperma plant extracts
Vita-a-Like™
Moth Bean
Botanical alternative to retinol, high tolerance and stability, acceleration of epidermal cellular turnover, anti-wrinkle activity
Vitamolive®
Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Unsaponifiables
Contains isoprenoids (e.g. squalene) and olive tocopherols, inhibits linoleic acid peroxidation, reduces skin damage caused by UV induced oxidative stress, lends suppleness to the skin, protects and cares for hair
Volcanic Sand
Grey volcanic powder used in scrubs and exfoliator
Volufiline™
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract
Promotes body volume by a cosmetic lipofilling-like effect, stimulates adipocyte differentiation/proliferation and promotes lipid storage leading to an increase in adipocyte volume in fatty tissue
Wakame
Undaria Pinnatifida
Maintains skin firmness, elasticity and smoothness, supports skin regeneration, defends against environmental stress
Wasabi
Wasabia Japonica
Warming , assist in skin/pore clearing, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, active anti-oxidants are precursors of phytochemicals isothiocyanates
Wheat Germ Oil
Triticum Vulgare
High amount of natural tocopherols, nourishing, soothing
Wheat Herbaprotein™
A gluten-free hydrolyzed wheat protein, improves skin feel and softness, smoothing, moisturizing, free radical scavenger, hair conditioning and repairing
Wheat Protein
Comprised of peptides that aid in improving elasticity and texture of skin as well as its formation and repair, neutralize free radicals and toxins, anti-inflammatory properties
Whey Protein
Protein derived as by-product of cheese production, influences glutathione production and the growth of new skin, firming
White Birch
Betula Alba
Source of betulinic acid, inhibits elastase, stimulates collagen synthesis, anti-inflammatory, skin lightening properties
White Peony
Paeonia Albiflora
Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant containing proanthocyanidins
White Tea
Camellia Sinensis
Boosts the immune function of skin cells, protects against the sun damage, protects the skin from oxidative stress and immune cell damage
White Willow
Salix Alba
Natural source of salicylic acid, non-irritation exfoliator, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory
Wild Cherry
Prunus Serotina
Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, soothing
Wild Yam
Dioscorea Villosa
Phyto-hormones, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant
Willowherb
Epilobium Angustifolium
Free radical scavenger, anti-irritant, anti-bacterial, anti-acne properties
Wine Extract
Powerful antioxidant red wine concentrate with potent levels of polyphenols and anthocyanins
Witch Hazel
Hamamelis Virginia
Antioxidant, astringent, soothes and heals problem skin conditions
Xanthan Gum
Thickening agent, helps stabilize emulsions
Yarrow
Achillea Millefolium
Astringent, anti-inflammatory, soothing, calming
Yeast B Complex®
Yeast, Thiamine, Pyridoxine
Composition of organic yeast extract and natural identical thiamine (vitamin B1) and pyridoxine (vitamin B6) which play a prominent role in the regulation of sebum production in sebaceous glands
Yeast Protein
Moisturizing, improves dry skin, helps regulate sebum production
Yerba Mate
Ilex Paraguariensis
Nutrient rich tea with abundant variety of vitamins and minerals, antioxidant
Yogurt
Rich in vitamins, calcium and minerals, growth factors stimulate fibroblast proliferation and extra cellular protein such as collagen, probiotic content increases immune function and has lactic acid component
Yogurt Dermal Respiratory Factor
Lactobacillus/Milk Ferment Lysate Filtrate
Uses lactic acid bacteria to increase cells' oxygen uptake and metabolism, causing an increase in collagen production, cell proliferation and repair
Yucca
Yucca Schidigera
Saponin content provides natural foaming/cleansing agent, healing, anti-inflammatory
Yum Berry
Myrica rubra
Fruit also known by its Chinese name Yang Mei, acts as astringent and aids in wound healing, contains Myricetin which helps prevent glycation, nutrient rich and full of antioxidants that have DNA and skin elastin protective effects as well as anti-inflammatory properties
Yuzu
Citrus Junos
Japanese citrus fruit, rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, toning
Zeolite
Aluminosilicate minerals that have the ability to trap impurities and work as a chelating agent to detoxify, used as a mild scrub or cleansing agent
Zinc
Essential trace element mineral that plays a role in proper function of immune system and in skin/connective tissue metabolism and repair
Zinc Oxide
Broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB exposure
Zirconium Dioxide
Broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB exposure

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