The Glossary

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Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

Licorice root is great for sensitive skin and boasts anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, antioxidant and skin repairing properties. It can diminish the appearance of scars and dark spots, balance oil production, and boost collagen production for smooth, vibrant skin. In our formulas, we utilize a concentrated powder extract for maximum potency.

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Haematococcus Pluvialis (Microalgae) Extract

Haematococcus pluvialis is a form of green microalgae and is a rich source of astaxanthin. In our formulas, it combines with a second microalgae, chlorella vulgaris, 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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Heptyl Undecylenate

Heptyl undecylenate is an extremely light and dry emollient that is derived from castor oil. This soft-touch oil is a natural alternative to synthetic fluids such as cyclomethicone and mineral oils. It reduces the greasy feeling of heavier oils, helps prevent transepidermal water loss and maintains visibly smooth, pliable skin.

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Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate

Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate and Hydrogenated Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables form a light, soft lipid. Derived from olive oil, it's a natural ester of skin-conditioning fatty acids containing nourishing phytocompounds to support healthy skin.

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Hydrogenated Polydecene

Hydrogenated Polydecene is created when polydecenes are hydrogenated. It’s a non-sticky emollient that creates a smooth and silky feeling on skin. It’s easily spreadable and allows for an even and easy application of creams. Being an emollient, it also provides moisturising benefits.

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Hydroxyacetophenone

Hydroxyacetophenone is a nature-identical phenolic antioxidant and soothing agent. This powerful free radical scavenger has synergistic effects with other antioxidants, boosts the efficacy of preservatives and supports formula mildness.

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Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin

Hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin is skin-friendly, plant derived carbohydrate. It helps stabilise sensitive ingredients by binding to metals in a formula—also known as a chelating agent.

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Lactic Acid

Lactic acid, like all alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), helps slough away old, dead skin cells on the surface to reveal improved skin texture and appearance. Lactic acid is a natural moisturising factor (NMF) and supports skin hydration. In some formulas it's used to balance acidity to an uptimal pH.

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