Ingredient Glossary

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Cetearyl Olivate

Cetearyl olivate is an oily, waxy ester of cetearyl alcohol and the fatty acids from olive oil. Combined with sorbitan olivate it forms a nonionic emulsifier that helps blend ingredients together in cosmetic formulas.

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Cetyl Alcohol

Cetyl Alcohol is a skin-friendly fatty alcohol with hydrating, conditioning, and softening properties. It helps homogenise and stabalise oil and water components that naturally separate.

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Chlorella Vulgaris (Microalgae) Extract

Chlorella vulgaris is a form of green microalgae and is a rich source of carotenoids. In our formulas, it combines with a second microalgae, haematococcus pluvialis, to form a powerful DNA repairing active. This specialty extraction of multi-pathway healing enzymes is optimized for nighttime—it does not require UV light nor…

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Cholesterol

Cholesterol is an emollient and water-binding agent that can be found naturally in the upper layer of the skin. It plays an important role in having a healthy skin barrier and keeping the skin hydrated. Cholesterol makes up about 25% of the lipids between the skin cells of the stratum…

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Citrullus Lanatus (Kalahari Melon) Seed Oil

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,…

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Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil

Watermelon seed oil has restorative, nourishing, and oil balancing properties thanks to its high antioxidant and linoleic acid content. It’s a rich source of Beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant and one of the most beneficial vitamins for the healing and repair of the skin. It’s excellent at dissolving sebum buildup and…

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Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract combines with Lactobacillus to form a skin-loving probiotic preservative. It protects from fungus, specifically yeast and mold, while providing anti-inflammatory and moisturising benefits.

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Coffea Arabica (Green Coffee) Seed Extract

Green coffee is extracted from raw, unroasted coffee beans. It is moisturising, softening, nourishing, and toning with over 10x the antioxidant power of green tea. In our formulas, we utilize a 200x concentrated powder extract for maximum potency.

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Copper Gluconate

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.…

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