Ingredient Glossary

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Sodium Phytate

Sodium phytate is the sodium salt of phytic acid. It is generally used to help stabalise products, but in larger concentrations can provide a skin-lightening effect. It can also help moisturise, improve skin elasticity, and balance oily skin.

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Sorbitan Olivate

Sorbitan olivate is a mixture of the fatty acids from olive oil plus a dehydrated sugar known as sorbitol. Combined with cetearyl olivate it forms a nonionic emulsifier that helps blend ingredients together in cosmetic formulas.

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Squalane

Squalane is clear, odorless, plant-derived emollient that mimics the version our bodies produce naturally, squalene. Squalane can combat dryness and prevent ongoing loss of hydration for soft, supple skin. It absorbs quickly leaving a velvety, non-greasy feel and is great for all skin types.

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Tephrosia Purpurea (Wild Indigo) Seed Extract

An antioxidant extract of wild indigo uniquely suited to neutralise redness, boost luminosity, and combat visible effects of environmental stressors. It may improve the appearance of skin tone in as little as two weeks by helping to break down cortisol production in the skin.

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Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine

Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, a lipoamino acid, is a unique amino acid derived molecule that combats the appearance of hyperpigmentation to brighten skin tone. It’s thought to achieve this by suppressing activity of α‐melanocyte‐stimulating hormone (α‐MSH) and beta‐adrenergic receptor (β‐ADR). Synergies may be achieved with AHAs to speed skin lightening effects and…

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Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide that functions as a natural polymer to help thicken and stabalise products.

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