The Glossary

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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.

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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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Phytosphingosine

Phytosphingosine is a phospholipid. It’s a long-chain, complex fatty alcohol that’s naturally found in the outermost layer of the skin. It functions as a moisturising water-binding agent and has some preservative qualities.

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Pinus Strobus (White Pine) Bark Extract

White pine bark is a brick-hued extract packed full of oligomeric proanthocyanidin compounds (OPCs). OPCs are powerful antioxidants considered to be more effective free radical scavengers than vitamins C and E. Even better, they amplify the effectiveness of antioxidants C and E when combined. In our formulas, we utilize a…

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Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6

Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 is a skin-friendly synthetic polymer that functions to protect skin's surface, thicken product consistency, and help keep formulas stable.

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