Ingredient Glossary

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Allantoin

Allantoin is a moisturising and soothing ingredient that is found naturally in the root of the comfrey plant. It helps hydrate skin and lock in moisture. It’s one of the few ingredients that can do both.

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Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe vera is the inner portion of the aloe plant. It's made up of 99 percent water and ingredients with potentially anti-viral, anti-fungal, and cell-regenerative properties.

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Alpha Arbutin

Alpha arbutin is a natural skin brightener from bearberry; an edible red berry that is a favourite food of bears. It can lighten the appearance of hyperpigmentation by inhibiting the activity of an enzyme in skin known as tyrosinase.

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Aqua

Aqua. It's water. H20. The essence of the earth. Vital to your skin's health! Water = hydration. A hydrated complexion looks more plump, healthy, and youthful.

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Arginine

Arginine is an amino acid. Applied topically, it has antioxidant properties, is an excellent hydration booster, and supports collagen production.

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Ascorbyl Glucoside

Ascorbyl Glucoside is a photo-protective, brightening, collagen boosting, and moisturising agent. It is a vitamin C derivative synthesized from ascorbic acid and starch using enzymes. Glucose stabilizes the vitamin C from oxidative degradation, and it shows a superior ability to penetrate the skin.

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Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour

An ultra-fine oat flour that provides a luxuriant feel with natural lipid and antioxidant content. It nurtures skin and has an immediate brightening and mattifying effect.

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Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil

Oat kernel oil is a golden lipid extracted from oats with amazing moisturising and healing properties and a non-greasy finish. It’s a fast-absorbing oil packed with linoleic fatty acid (omega 6), sterols, ceramides and sphingolipids, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Oat kernel oil is non-comedogenic and can even reduce the appearance…

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Beta Glucan

Beta glucan is a polysaccharide sugar commonly derived from yeast or oats. It has anti-redness, anti-irritant and antioxidant effects and is prized for its wound healing abilities. Beta glucan induces the proliferation and migration of keratinocytes and fibroblasts in the skin—meaning it helps skin repair itself more quickly.

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Betaine

Betaine is an amino acid extracted from sugar beet molasses and vinasses. It’s a nourishing and functional ingredient that is hydrating, an anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, protective, and smoothing.

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