Salicylic Acid: This multifunctional ingredient, also known as Beta Hydroxy Acid, addresses many of the systemic causes of problem skin. Salicylic Acid provides exfoliation that helps to shed the unhealthy build-up of dead skin and helps to prevent clogged pores, while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Salicylic Acid also stimulates new cell turnover and reduces redness, leaving the skin looking smooth, clear and firm. In addition to these benefits, Salicylic Acid has soothing properties to calm aggravated skin, helps to minimize the appearance of an uneven skin tone, and has hydrating abilities that help result in smoother skin.
Organic Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Glycerides: Expressed from the seeds of the Safflower, this oil is rich in essential fatty acids. Safflower absorbs well helping to balance combination skins aand minimizes the appearance of pores.
Lysozyme: Enzyme with both clarifying and purifying effects.
Beta-Glucan: Beta-Glucan is a derivative of ß-glucan, a natural polysaccharide that has powerful antioxidant properties. It is first extracted from the cell wall of baker’s yeast and then purified. The biological activity of ß-glucan is determined by its molecular structure which depends on its origin. ß-glucan coming from yeast has shown to have the most potent antioxidant capability. It also accelerates an increase in skin thickness, minimizes the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
Mirabilis Jalapa Extract: This natural extract of the Mirabilis jalapa plant, also known as the Marvel of Peru, improves comfort to sensitive and reactive skin.
Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Extract: Syringa vulgaris, known as the common Lilac, is a deciduous shrub from the Oleaceae family. Originally from South Eastern Europe, it is now a spontaneous plant found throughout Europe where it is widely used as an ornamental garden plant. It features ovate or heart-shaped leaves with full margins. The small flowers are grouped in fragrant, brightly colored clusters at the ends of the branches. Syringa Vulgaris has a mattifying effect, clarifies & calms irritation while improving cell turnover, skin texture, color and tone.
Epilobium Fleischeri Extract: Fleischer’s Willowherb (Epilobium fleischeri) is a persistent rare alpine plant from the Onagraceae family that grows 10 to 50 cm high with beautiful pink to purple flowers that are likely to be found in nature in moraines and alluviums. Many different Epilobium species can be found in nature - amongst them are E. fleischeri, E. augustifolium and E. parviflorum. The aerial parts of the Epilobium species are rich in flavonoids, which have strong soothing properties. The active compound, identified as a macrocyclic tannin, Oenothein B, has an inhibiting activity on 5α-reductase. The hyperactivity of the skin’s 5α-reductase leads to over production of sebum. Epilobium Flescheri extract is a new treatment ingredient specifically designed for oily and sensitive skin products. In-vivo studies has indicated production of 5α-reductase and reduction of size and appearance of pores.
Capryloyl Glycine: This is a major amino acid in skin cell metabolism that minimizes the activity of 5α-reductase, resulting in a clear, calmer complexion.
Tocopheryl Acetate: Vitamin E Acetate is an active ingredient antioxidant that protects the cells and prevents the peroxidation of fats. It is an effective moisturizing agent that improves the hydration and smoothness of the skin. In contrast to Vitamin E alcohol (Tocopherol), Vitamin E Acetate is stable towards heat and oxygen. Studies show Vitamin E and Vitamin C synergistically work well together as antioxidants in the human skin.
Myristoyl Tetrapeptide-13: Proprietary purifying peptide.
Glycerin: Glycerin is a humectant that attracts moisture to the skin. A barrier is formed against moisture loss that softens the skin and allows for new moisture to be attracted to the skin. It also improves the look and function of the skin by helping skin cells to mature properly