Ingredient Glossary

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Saccharide Isomerate

Saccharide Isomerate is a 100% plant-derived carbohydrate complex that functions as a water-binding agent (humectant), emollient, and skin replenisher.


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 Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer

Sodium Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer is a skin-friendly synthetic polymer belonging to the polyacrylate family. It’s used to modify the viscosity of formulations while providing benefits like emulsification, stability, particle suspension, and protection for skin’s surface.


Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (SAP) is a natural derivative of vitamin C. It's touted as the most stable and bioavailable form. Vitamin C is an excellent free radical scavenger and visibly brightens skin.


Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate

Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate is an amino acid derived cleansing and skin-softening anionic surfactant. It is a mild and non-irritating ingredient that produces a luxuriously creamy lather that rinses clean and leaves behind a moisturised feel.


Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid (HA). It's a humectant, or water-holding molecule, that helps keep skin plump and hydrated. It can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water.


Sodium Lactate

Sodium lactate is the natural sodium salt of lactic acid derived from the fermentation of sugar. It’s a natural moisturising factor (NMF).


Sodium Lauroamphoacetate

Sodium lauroamphoacetate is a zwitterionic surfactant that’s used as a very mild cleaning agent originally created for infant washes. Zwitterionic surfactants carry both a positive and a negative charge. Usually below a certain pH, it’s positively charged or cationic; above a certain pH, it’s negatively charged or anionic.


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