The Glossary

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Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil

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…

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Gluconolactone

Gluconolactone is a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) with more talents than exfoliation alone. It is similar in functionality to alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) but is considered gentler due to its larger molecular size. Like all acids, PHAs stimulate skin’s repair process while lessening the appearance of fine lines, inflammatory imperfections, and…

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Glycerin

Glycerin is a humectant that works to draw moisture into the upper layers of the skin. It also supports proper function of the skin’s moisture barrier and can help active ingredients better penetrate skin.

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Glyceryl Oleate Citrate

Glyceryl oleate citrate is an ester of glycerin that functions as an emulsifier and emollient. It helps stabilise formulas and keep the oil and water portions from separating. It also provides moisturising and skin softening benefits.

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Glyceryl Stearate

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…

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Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is a derivative of sugarcane and is considered the most potent alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). It helps slough away old, dead skin cells on the surface to reveal improved skin texture and appearance. Glycolic acid has anti-inflammatory, keratolytic (desquamation of excess skin or lesions), and antioxidant effects. Plus,…

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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/Phytoplankton) 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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