Ingredient Guide

Sustainably harvested, Fair for life, and EcoCert

 

Argan Oil 

is a superstar oil. Studies have shown it to increase skin elasticity and hydration while reducing inflammation. Rich in antioxidants, argan oil protects against damage to cells exposed to stressors such as UV, poor diet, and pollution.

Coenzyme Q-10

is a highly effective antioxidant that improves cellular energy in the skin. It offers protection and healing by neutralizing the harmful effects of free radicals caused by sun exposure, as well as assist in the production of collagen and elastin.

Cucumber, blackberry, and rosehip oils 

are all lightweight oils rich in important fatty acids and antioxidants. These oils provide extra hydration and soothe dry irritated skin.

Evening primrose oil 

is high in gamma-linolenic acid, an important omega-6 fatty acid that is renowned for its skin benefits and anti-inflammatory properties

Glycyrrhetinic Acid (Licorice Root) 

is one of our star ingredients. Used topically it has been shown to calm irritated skin by reducing inflammation and redness. Its antioxidant properties help improve the appearance of dry skin through increasing suppleness.

Hemp seed oil 

is another highly absorbent lightweight oil that also helps regulate sebum production (great for acne prone skin and oily skin). High in PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids), hemp seed oil is also phenomenal for dry skin.

Hydrosol - Cucumber 

is anti-inflammatory helping to calm redness and reduce the appearance of blemishes. 

Hydrosol - Rose 

is anti-inflammatory and helps soothe skin irritations and redness as well as reduce the appearance of pores.

Juveleven™ (Acetyl Hexapeptide-51 Amide) 

is a powerful peptide shown to increase resistance to DNA damage from cells exposed to stressors such as UV, poor diet, and pollution. Not only does Juveleven™ protect your skin from damage, but also promotes younger acting skin by reducing the number of aging skin cells.

L-Carnitine 

is a gentle Beta Hydroxy Acid that helps reduce your skin cell turnover rate, improving texture and appearance while also helping to restore moisture.

Matrixyl™ 3000

is the trade name for a blend of two active peptides Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. These peptides have been shown in studies to stimulate extracellular matrix (ECM) regeneration. This in turn stimulates collagen, hyaluronic acid, and laminin production potentially reducing the depth of wrinkles and improving elasticity.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil 

has a unique fatty acid profile, which makes it non-comedogenic and easily absorbed. Great for all skin types. including oily. Sustainably harvested in the Pacific Northwest.

N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG)

when combined with Niacinamide, NAG has been shown to significantly reduce hyperpigmentation, even skin tone, and improve skin hydration. Please note NAG is not vegan, and because it is harvested from shellfish we feel it prudent to warn those with allergies.

Niacinamide 

has been shown to diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation, reduce redness, stimulate collagen and ceramide synthesis. It’s also known to regulate sebum production, making it a great ingredient for acne-prone skin types.

Olive Oil 

is known for its hydrating and restorative properties. It has also been shown to have antioxidant properties which may prevent premature aging

Panthenol

when applied topically, converts to Vitamin B5 which in turn binds to and holds moisture, helping skin to maintain both softness and elasticity.

Preventhelia® (Diaminopropionoyl Tripeptide-33) 

offers both protection and healing by neutralizing the harmful effects of free radicals caused by sun exposure. In addition it has been shown to promote DNA repair, making Preventhelia® perfect for after sun exposure as well.

Pumpkin seed oil 

has a high level of the phytosterol, beta-sitosterol, which is a proven anti-inflammatory ingredient. Pumpkin seed oil has been shown beneficial in wound healing and studies show it may increase collagen synthesis. Incredibly rich in zinc, vitamin E, vitamin C, antioxidants, and both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids..

Resveratrol 

is a potent antioxidant shown to protect against environmental damage, reduce inflammation and revitalize dull-looking skin by encouraging collagen production.

Sodium Hyaluronate 

is the water-soluble salt form of Hyaluronic Acid. This ingredient is widely used to enhance the skin's ability to absorb and retain moisture, resulting in smoother, firmer skin.

Sodium PCA 

is a vegetable-based ingredient that promotes moisture retention. Naturally found in our skin, Sodium PCA is one of the major components of our skin’s natural moisturising factor (NMF).

Tamanu oil

is another of our powerhouse ingredients. It contains potent compounds that exhibit anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and is rich in a variety of essential fatty acids. Deeply nourishing and protective.

Telangyn™ (Acetyl Tetrapeptide-40) 

is a protective tetrapeptide also shown to reduce facial redness caused by inflammation. Effective for rosacea, spider veins, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Vitamin C 

encourages collagen production, which is fantastic for older skin where collagen production has diminished.

 

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