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arginine

Arginine

Arginine is an amino acid. Applied topically, it has antioxidant properties, is an excellent hydration booster, and supports collagen production.
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September 21, 2022
bisabolol german chamomile

Bisabolol

Bisabolol is a natural monocyclic sesquiterpene alcohol and active constituent of German chamomile. This remarkable, well-studied soothing agent is great for calming the appearance of redness and irritation and is fantastic for sensitive skins.
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September 21, 2022
coconut extract oil mcts

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Caprylic/capric triglyceride is a common emollient derived from coconut oil and glycerin. This neutral vegetal oil functions as an emollient and skin-replenishing ingredient, so it helps soften skin and prevent transepidermal water loss.
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September 26, 2022
Diheptyl Succinate Capryloyl Glycerin Sebacic Acid Copolymer

Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer

A naturally derived, soft and cushiony polymer often combined with diheptyl succinate to form a natural texture and skin-feel enhancing alternative to silicones. The viscosity and feel varies based on the ratio of diheptyl succinate…
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September 26, 2022
cetyl alcohol

Cetyl Alcohol

Cetyl Alcohol is a skin-friendly fatty alcohol with hydrating, conditioning, and softening properties. It helps homogenise and stabalise oil and water components that naturally separate.
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September 21, 2022
chlorella microalgae prebiotic skin microbiome

Chlorella Vulgaris (Microalgae) Extract

Chlorella vulgaris is a form of green microalgae and is a rich source of carotenoids. In our formulas, we utilize this extract in two different forms. First, it combines with a second microalgae, haematococcus pluvialis,…
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September 21, 2022
diglucosyl gallic acid

Diglucosyl Gallic Acid

An innovative biotech molecule activated by the skin's microbiome. It acts on seven biological targets to visibly brighten, calm, and protect skin from UV damage.
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September 21, 2022
Diheptyl Succinate Capryloyl Glycerin Sebacic Acid Copolymer

Diheptyl Succinate

A light, dry emollient often combined with Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer to form a natural texture and skin-feel enhancing alternative to silicones. The viscosity and feel varies based on the ratio of diheptyl succinate to…
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September 21, 2022
Dimethyl Isosorbide

Dimethyl Isosorbide

A biobased solvent and carrier. It solubilizes difficult to dissolve ingredients (like salicylic acid) without allowing them to re-crystalize in formula. It also facilitates delivery of active ingredients to enhance efficacy.
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September 21, 2022

Gluconolactone

Gluconolactone is a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) with more talents than exfoliation alone. Gentle and hydrating, it can be great for everyday use. Like all acids, PHAs stimulate skin’s repair process while lessening the appearance of…
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September 21, 2022
glycereth-26

Glycereth-26

A humectant that provides exceptional slip and hydration. It delivers the skin benefits of glycerin without the tacky finish.
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September 21, 2022
glyceryn

Glycerin

Glycerin is a humectant that works to draw moisture into the upper layers of the skin. It also supports proper function of the skin’s moisture barrier and can help active ingredients better penetrate skin.
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September 21, 2022

Glyceryl Stearate

Glyceryl stearate is a fatty acid found naturally in the human body. For cosmetic use, it is derived by reacting glycerin with stearic acid. It functions as thickener, co-emulsifier and formulation stabiliser. It is gentle…
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September 21, 2022
hydroxyacetophenone

Hydroxyacetophenone

Hydroxyacetophenone is a nature-identical phenolic antioxidant and soothing agent. This powerful free radical scavenger has synergistic effects with other antioxidants, boosts the efficacy of preservatives and supports formula mildness.
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September 21, 2022
hydroxypropyl starch phosphate corn

Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate

Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate is a naturally derived, biodegradable rheology modifier isolated from starch granules of corn and wheat. It performs as a thickener, emulsion stabilizer and foam enhancer over a broad pH range.
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September 21, 2022
Isodecyl Neopentanoate

Isodecyl Neopentanoate

An ultra-light, low molecular weight, fast-spreading emollient ester that aids in product application, absorbtion, and dissolving oil-soluble active ingredients. It gives formulas an incredibly elegant feel and soft skin finish.
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September 25, 2022
glycolic lactic salicylic acid aha bha

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid, like all alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), helps slough away old, dead skin cells on the surface to reveal improved skin texture and appearance. Lactic acid is a natural moisturising factor (NMF) and supports…
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September 21, 2022
Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate is a cutting edge, probiotic preservative derived from radishes fermented with leuconostoc kimchii; a lactic acid bacteria that has traditionally been used to make kimchi.
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September 26, 2022
centella asiatica gotu kola madecassoside

Madecassoside

Madecassoside is a pentacyclic triterpene and remarkable active constituent of the centella asiatica (gotu kola) plant. It's a calming soother that promotes smooth skin while mitigating visible redness. It reduces itching and burning sensations to…
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September 21, 2022
mandelic acid bitter almond (P. dulcis, variety amara)

Mandelic Acid

An alpha hydroxy acid from bitter almonds that excels at treating the appearance of hyperpigmentation and acne.
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September 21, 2022
myristyl myristate

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,…
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September 21, 2022
niacinamide

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…
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September 21, 2022
olive glycerides

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…
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September 21, 2022
palmitoyl tripeptide-38 matrixyl synthe'6

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…
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September 21, 2022
panthenol vitamin b5

Panthenol

Panthenol, also known as vitamin B5, is essential for helping skin defend itself against external stressors. It supports skin barrier function to promote wound healing, improve hydration, reduce itching and irritation, and smooth skin texture.
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September 21, 2022
peg-100 stearate

PEG-100 Stearate

A polyethylene glycol ester of stearic acid, PEG-100 Stearate is a safe and gentle high HLB emulsifier often combined with glyceryl stearate. Together, they form a robust emulsification system that is one of the most…
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September 21, 2022
polyacrylate crosspolymer-6 sepimax zen

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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September 21, 2022
carbomer polymer

Polyacrylate-13

A skin-friendly synthetic polymer that functions to protect skin's surface, thicken product consistency, and help keep formulas stable. In our formulas, Polyacrylate-13 is part of a proprietary thickener-emulsifier and combines with polyisobutene and polysorbate 20…
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September 21, 2022

Polyisobutene

Polyisobutene is a polymer of the hydrocarbon isobutylene. It functions as a texture-enhancing, thickening and film-forming agent. It is a synthetic liquid that offers emollient benefits and is often used to replaced mineral and silicone…
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September 21, 2022