Ingredient Glossary

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Linolenic Acid

Linolenic acid is an essential fatty acid (EFA) that includes two main forms: alpha linolenic acid (ALA, omega 3) and gamma linolenic acid (GLA, omega 6). Linolenic acid is integral for proper function of the skin barrier. EFAs (Omega 6 and Omega 3) cannot be synthesized by the skin, so…

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Linum Alpinum (Blue Flax) Plant Extract

An anti-inflammatory active ingredient extracted from the Swiss alpine blue flax plant to soothe irritated, sensitive skin. It helps calm visible effects of harsh treatments, such as peels, and neutralises the appearance redness related to inflammatory issues.  To achieve this, it reduces skin inflammation reactions by decreasing the production of…

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Lupinus Albus (White Lupin) Seed Extract

Lupin seed extract is a multi-benefit firming ingredient that stimulates the synthesis of a high-quality collagen in the skin. It has remarkable anti-inflammatory abilities, anti-cancer qualities, and it effectively increases skin elasticity to firm and remodel the facial contour. This extract is specially synthesized to yield an ester known as…

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Myristyl Myristate

Myristyl myristate is an ester derived from myristyl alcohol, a nourishing fatty alcohol, and myristic acid, a saturated fatty acid. It functions as an emollient, texture enhancer, and co-emulsifier. Since it melts near body temperature, it imparts a lush, velvety sensation on application. It also gives products more body, aids…

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Niacinamide

Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is a skin restoring hero that’s great for all skin types. It works with your skin's natural defences to improve the appearance of redness, blotchiness, uneven tone, oiliness, dehydrated skin, and more.

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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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Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables

Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables and Ethylhexyl Olivate 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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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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