The Glossary

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Oenocarpus Bataua (Patauá) Fruit Oil

Pataua oil has a dreamy, cushiony texture that absorbs readily and leaves behind a soft, almost powdery feel. Because it absorbs so well, it’s the perfect vehicle for transdermal delivery. This means it can help transport other active ingredients into the skin, boosting their effectiveness. It’s abundantly rich in oleic…

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Oleic Acid

Oleic acid, or omega 9, is a non-essential fatty acid that can be synthesized by our bodies. Oleic acid is a permeation enhancer, which means it helps other ingredients sink deeply into the skin. Oleic acid accomplishes this by disrupting the lipids in the stratum corneum, so it could have…

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Olive Glycerides

Olive Glycerides are a multifunctional emollient ingredient coming from non-edible fractions of olive by-products. This soft, velvety, dry touch oil provides unique synergy between di- and tri-glyceride fractions of olive oil. Benefits include the ability to carry functional ingredients into the skin, improved formula stability, better resistance to oxidation, and…

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Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil

Prickly Pear Oil is a light, fast-penetrating oil that’s extremely rich in essential fatty acids, especially the beloved linoleic (omega 6). Plus, it packs in heaps of antioxidants, polyphenols, amino acids and vitamin K. Prickly pear oil contains an impressive concentration of the antioxidant betalain, which is an extremely effective…

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Oryzanol

Gamma oryzanol is a multi-functional phytosterol from rice bran oil with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities. It contains a mixture of sterols and ferulic acids that effectively combat free radicals and UV damage while slowing the progress of melanin pigmentation in the skin. Oryzanol can also stabalise oils from oxidation…

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Palmitic Acid

Palmitic acid is the most common saturated fatty acid found in animals, plants, and other microorganisms—including the stratum corneum of our skin. It is a non-essential fatty acid that can be synthesized by our bodies. Palmitic acid is a great emollient and is also a permeation enhancer, which means it…

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Palmitoyl Isoleucine

Palmitoyl Isoleucine, a lipoamino acid, is derived from the naturally occurring essential amino acid isoleucine. It is known for its ability to support tissue repair, improve skin elasticity, and lift vital proteins in the skin. It visibly plumps skin to add volume to cheeks and fill fine lines and wrinkles.…

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Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38

Palmitoyl tripeptide-38 is a matrikine-mimetic compound that regulates cell activity, wound repair and collagen tissue remodeling. It stimulates six major constituents of the skin matrix and the dermal-epidermal junction to plump fine lines and boost skin repair. Topical treatments containing this peptide have shown a significant increase in dermal density…

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Panthenol

Panthenol, also known as vitamin B5, is essential for helping skin defend itself against external stressors. It supports skin barrier function to promote wound healing, improve hydration, reduce itching and irritation, and smooth skin texture.

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Passiflora Edulis (Maracujá) Seed Oil

Maracujá oil, also known as passionfruit oil, is remarkably high in skin healing linoleic acid. It’s rich in protective antioxidants to battle the effects of sun damage, pollution, and other environmental stressors. Antioxidant lycopene works with maracuja’s natural vitamin C content to even skin tone and promote collagen production for…

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