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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Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate

Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is the tetraester of ascorbic acid and isopalmitic acid. It is a clinically proven, stable, oil-soluble vitamin C derivative that provides superior percutaneous absorption and effectively converts to free vitamin C in the skin. This multi-functional ingredient inhibits the activity of intracellular tyrosinase and melanogenesis to brighten, reduces…

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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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