The Kalahari Melon is the biological ancestor of the common watermelon. The fruit is bitter rather than sweet and is very well adapted to surviving the harsh Kalahari Desert environment where it is found. It has high antioxidant activity which may help with its survival. It’s non-comedogenic, naturally cleanses, nourishes, and hydrates skin.
Green coffee is extracted from raw, unroasted coffee beans. It is moisturizing, softening, nourishing, and toning with over 10x the antioxidant power of green tea. In our formulas, we utilize a concentrated powder extract optimized for the content of chlorogenic acids.
Copper gluconate, the copper salt of gluconic acid, is an ingredient that delivers the important trace element copper to the skin. Copper is vital for the appropriate functioning of almost all tissues in the human body. In the skin, copper is involved in collagen synthesis, wound healing, and skin regeneration. A cofactor of superoxide dismutase, copper functions as a powerful antioxidant that can help inhibit damage from pollution and other environmental stressors.
Organic açaí berry oil is a stunning green lipid that helps maintain optimal skin balance with its impressive antioxidant content and emollient properties. This oil can effectively restore skin elasticity, minimise the appearance of wrinkles and scarring, protect from oxidative stress, visibly even skin tone, mitigate visible signs of inflammatory conditions like acne, and effectively soothe dry, cracked skin.
Gluconolactone is a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) with more talents than exfoliation alone. Gentle and hydrating, it can be great for everyday use. Like all acids, PHAs stimulate skin’s repair process while lessening the appearance of fine lines, inflammatory imperfections, and age spots. Gluconolactone is an effective chelating agent and also functions as an antioxidant, thereby protecting skin from damaging environmental effects.
Glyceryl stearate is a fatty acid found naturally in the human body. For cosmetic use, it is derived by reacting glycerin with stearic acid. It functions as thickener, co-emulsifier and formulation stabiliser. It is gentle on the skin, gives products a soft and light touch, and offers moisturisation, redness-reducing, and hydration benefits.