The Glossary

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Pullulan is a water-binding agent, thickening agent, and antioxidant. It functions as a film former and binder.


Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil

Pomegranate oil has a unique luscious feel and is rich in vitamin K plus an abundance of protective polyphenolic compounds such as punicic acid, flavonoids, anthocyanidins and tannins. It’s an antioxidant powerhouse that’s great at neutralizing free radicals before they can cause damage in skin cells.  Pomegranate oil is prized…


Punicic Acid

Punicic acid is a remarkable anti-inflammatory conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) that is prized for its therapeutic abilities. Found in pomegranate oil, punicic acid can help calm skin ailments such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. While its skin calming abilities are amazing, it is most famous for its efficacy as a…


Ribes Nigrun (Blackcurrant) Seed Oil

Black currant is a hero oil packed with anthocyanins, polyphenols, antioxidants, and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is a type of omega-6 fatty acid famous for its ability to help ease inflammation. It absorbs quickly and provides great relief for dry, itchy skin.


Saccharide Isomerate

Saccharide Isomerate is a 100% plant-derived carbohydrate complex that functions as a water-binding agent (humectant), emollient, and skin replenisher. It provides long-lasting moisturization for up to 72 hours.


Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA). It’s an exfoliating acid that has smoothing, brightening, and regenerating qualities alongside its star talent of working deep into pores to unclog them. Salicylic acid is the optimal ingredient for tackling blackheads and whiteheads. It gently dissolves oily skin debris while providing…


Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil

Chia seed oil is an immediately soothing, calming and nourishing oil that contains an ideal 3:1 ratio of omega-3 (alpha-linolenic) and omega-6 (linoleic) fatty acids. It can significantly increase skin hydration and increase skin barrier function with a cushiony, pleasant skin feel on application. Chia oil also supports skin vitality…


Sclerotium Gum

Sclerotium Gum is a natural polymer derived from the fermentation of the genus Sclerotium, a filamentous mushroom. It’s used to thicken and stabalise products.


Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (SAP) is the esterified sodium salt of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). It is touted as an extremely stable, readily bioavailable, and non-irritating derivative. SAP is an excellent free radical scavenger. It can help protect cells from UV damage and visibly brightens the complexion by inhibiting melanin synthesis.…


Sodium Hyaluronate

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, or water-holding molecule, that helps keep skin plump and hydrated. Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid (HA). It can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Our HA has a super low molecular weight between 8k-15k Daltons and can absorb…


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