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What it is

Facial treatment with 120 ingredients that contains ceramides, exfoliants, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide

Cool Features

It is reef safe

Suited For

It has ingredients that are good for fighting acne, anti aging, dry skin, brightening skin, sensitive skin, oily skin, reducing pores and dark spots

Free From

It doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, parabens or sulfates

Fun facts

Su:m37 is from Singapore.

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Facial treatment with 120 ingredients that contains ceramides, exfoliants, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide

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Ingredients 120

Water Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

Dipropylene Glycol Masking, Solvent

Dipropylene Glycol is a synthetically created stabilizer and solvent. It is a part of the glycol class in the alcohol family.

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Glycereth-26 Humectant
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Glycereth-26 is a synthetic ingredient and polyethylene glycol ether of Glycerin. Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin and helps keep your skin moisturized.

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Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract.

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1,2-Hexanediol Skin Conditioning, Solvent

1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.

Butylene Glycol Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
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Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

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Glycerin Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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2 Benefits

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

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Methyl Gluceth-20 Humectant, Moisturising

Methyl Gluceth-20 is a humectant. Humectants help draw moisture from the air to your skin.

Ferulic Acid Antimicrobial, Antioxidant
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AntioxidantAntioxidant Icon Helps with Anti-AgingHelps with Anti-Aging Icon

Ferulic Acid is a plant based antioxidant. Antioxidants help fight free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells. Ferulic Acid can help reduce the formation of fine lines and hyperpigmentation.

Lactobacillus/Pear Juice Ferment Filtrate Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Lactobacillus/Pear Juice Ferment Filtrate.

Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate Humectant

We don't have a description for Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate.

Lactobacillus/Wasabia Japonica Root Ferment Extract Antioxidant
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Lactobacillus/Wasabia Japonica Root Ferment Extract is an antioxidant.

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Lactobacillus/Water Hyacinth Ferment Skin Protecting

We don't have a description for Lactobacillus/Water Hyacinth Ferment.

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Lactobacillus Skin Conditioning

Lactobacillus is a type of bacteria. It makes up most of the food fermenting lactic acid bacteria. It is used to create wine, yogurt, cheese, sauerkraut, pickles, beer, cider, kimchi, cocoa, kefir.

Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract Skin Conditioning

This ingredient is created by fermenting soybean extract with the bacteria, lactobacillus.

Lactobacillus/Rye Flour Ferment Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Lactobacillus/Rye Flour Ferment.

Monascus/Rice Ferment Antioxidant, Skin Protecting
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Monascus/Rice Ferment is an antioxidant.

Saccharomyces/Potato Extract Ferment Filtrate Humectant

We don't have a description for Saccharomyces/Potato Extract Ferment Filtrate.

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Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment Skin Conditioning
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Helps reduce irritationHelps reduce irritation Icon

Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment can be good for be good for sensitive skin.

Saccharomyces/Grape Ferment Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Saccharomyces/Grape Ferment Extract.

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Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract Bleaching, Emollient, Skin Conditioning
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Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract is an extract of the roots of Licorice. It has been found to have several benefits such as skin hydrating, conditioning, and soothing.

Diospyros Kaki Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

Diospyros Kaki Fruit Extract comes from the persimmon, a fruit native to India, China, and Korea. It is rich in antioxidants and contains skin nourishing vitamins.

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Curcuma Longa Root Extract Masking, Perfuming
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Curcuma Longa Root Extract is from the spice, turmeric. Besides being a healthy and delicious spice, turmeric also has plenty of skincare benefits. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-microbial properties.

Actinidia Polygama Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Actinidia Polygama Fruit Extract.

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Cassia Tora Seed Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cassia Tora Seed Extract.

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Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract.

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Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root Extract Skin Protecting

We don't have a description for Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root Extract.

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Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract Antioxidant
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Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract comes from a type of goji berry plant.

Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract Masking

We don't have a description for Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract.

Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract Skin Conditioning

Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract comes from the honeysuckle flower.

Panicum Miliaceum Seed Extract Skin Conditioning, Smoothing

We don't have a description for Panicum Miliaceum Seed Extract.

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Glechoma Hederacea Extract Skin Conditioning, Tonic

We don't have a description for Glechoma Hederacea Extract.

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Platycodon Grandiflorus Root Extract Antioxidant
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Platycodon Grandiflorus Root Extract is an antioxidant.

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Acer Palmatum Leaf Extract Antioxidant
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Acer Palmatum Leaf Extract is an antioxidant.

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Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract Skin Conditioning

Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract comes from the root commonly known as carrot (the orange kind we eat!).

Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract.

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Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract comes from the leaves of the Camellia japonica plant. This plant is native to East Asia.

Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract Astringent, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing

We don't have a description for Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract.

Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract.

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Lippia Citriodora Leaf Extract Astringent, Perfuming
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FragranceFragrance Icon EU AllergenEU Allergen Icon

Lippia Citriodora Leaf Extract is a fragrance.

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Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract Antimicrobial, Masking, Skin Conditioning

Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract comes from rosemary. Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean.

Allium Sativum Bulb Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Allium Sativum Bulb Extract.

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Portulaca Oleracea Extract Skin Conditioning

Portulaca Oleracea Extract is an extract of the whole plant of the Purslane, Portulaca oleracea L., Portulacaceae. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and hydrating properties.

Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract Antioxidant, Astringent, Emollient
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Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract is an antioxidant.

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Raphanus Sativus Root Extract Astringent, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Raphanus Sativus Root Extract.

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Ficus Carica Fruit Extract Humectant

Ficus Carica Fruit Extract comes from the fruit known as the fig. Figs are rich in antioxidants and helps hydrate the skin.

Musa Sapientum Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Musa Sapientum Fruit Extract.

Ocimum Basilicum Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Ocimum Basilicum Leaf Extract.

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Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Leaf Extract Astringent

We don't have a description for Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Leaf Extract.

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Centella Asiatica Extract Cleansing, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing
Helps reduce Skin Redness IconHelps reduce irritation Icon
2 Benefits

Centella Asiatica Extract (Centella) is derived from an herb native to Southeast Asia. It is famous for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.

Prunus Persica Fruit Extract Abrasive, Moisturising, Skin Conditioning
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Prunus Persica Fruit Extract comes from peaches.

Beta Vulgaris Root Extract Skin Conditioning

Beta Vulgaris Root Extract comes from the beet root plant. Beet Root has high Vitamin C content.

Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Tonic

We don't have a description for Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract.

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Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract is extract from Apples. Apples are rich in Vitamin C, sugars, and antioxidants.

Morus Bombycis Leaf Extract Smoothing

We don't have a description for Morus Bombycis Leaf Extract.

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Prunus Armeniaca Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Prunus Armeniaca Fruit Extract.

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Zingiber Officinale Root Extract Masking, Skin Conditioning, Tonic

Zingiber Officinale is more commonly known as ginger.

Taraxacum Officinale Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Taraxacum Officinale Leaf Extract.

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Thymus Vulgaris Leaf Extract Skin Protecting

We don't have a description for Thymus Vulgaris Leaf Extract.

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Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract Cleansing, Skin Conditioning, Tonic

We don't have a description for Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract.

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Equisetum Arvense Extract Astringent, Emollient, Soothing

We don't have a description for Equisetum Arvense Extract.

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Citrullus Lanatus Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

Citrullus Lanatus Fruit Extract comes from the watermelon. Watermelon has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Brassica Rapa Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Brassica Rapa Leaf Extract.

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Spinacia Oleracea Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

Spinacia Oleracea Leaf Extract is extract from the spinach leaf, Spinacia oleracea.

Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract.

Brassica Oleracea Capitata Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Brassica Oleracea Capitata Leaf Extract.

Allium Cepa Bulb Extract Skin Conditioning

Red onion extract? This ingredient not only benefits our diet but also offers numerous benefits for the skin.

Houttuynia Cordata Extract Skin Conditioning
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Helps reduce Skin RednessHelps reduce Skin Redness Icon

Houttuynia Cordata Extract is more commonly known as Heart Leaf, Fish Mint, or Chameleon plant.

Sasa Veitchii Leaf Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Sasa Veitchii Leaf Extract.

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Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract.

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Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract comes from the cucumber. Cucumis Sativus is native to South Asia and can now be found on every continent.

Plantago Major Seed Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Plantago Major Seed Extract.

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Hemerocallis Fulva Flower Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Hemerocallis Fulva Flower Extract.

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Citrus Junos Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

Citrus Junos Fruit Extract comes from the Citrus Junos tree, or the Yuzu plant.

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Akebia Quinata Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Akebia Quinata Extract.

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Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract Skin Conditioning

Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract comes from the fruit (nuts) of the Ginkgo Biloba tree. This tree is native to China.

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Crataegus Cuneata Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Crataegus Cuneata Fruit Extract.

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Grifola Frondosa Fruiting Body Extract Emollient, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Grifola Frondosa Fruiting Body Extract.

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Prunus Salicina Fruit Extract Antioxidant
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Prunus Salicina Fruit Extract is an antioxidant.

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Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract.

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Geranium Robertianum Extract Astringent, Tonic

We don't have a description for Geranium Robertianum Extract.

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Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract Skin Conditioning

This ingredient is more commonly known as Zhi Mu root. You might see this ingredient listed under 'Volufiline' products.

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Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract Skin Conditioning, Tonic

We don't have a description for Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract.

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Sesamum Indicum Seed Extract Skin Conditioning, Smoothing, Soothing

We don't have a description for Sesamum Indicum Seed Extract.

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Undaria Pinnatifida Extract Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting

Undaria Pinnatifida Extract comes from a kelp native to the northern Pacific Ocean. It is more commonly known as "wakame".

Acorus Calamus Root Extract Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
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Acorus Calamus Root Extract is a fragrance.

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Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
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Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract is from the Roman Chamomile flower.

Carica Papaya Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

Carica Papaya Fruit Extract comes from the papaya fruit. Papayas were first domesticated in Mexico and Central America.

Phaseolus Angularis Seed Extract Antioxidant, Emollient, Humectant
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Phaseolus Angularis Seed Extract is an antioxidant.

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Mentha Piperita Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
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Mentha Piperita Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract is a fragrance.

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Lentinus Edodes Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Lentinus Edodes Extract.

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Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract Skin Conditioning

Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract comes from sunflower seeds.

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Schizonepeta Tenuifolia Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Schizonepeta Tenuifolia Extract.

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Carthamus Tinctorius Flower Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Carthamus Tinctorius Flower Extract.

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Cichorium Intybus Root Extract Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cichorium Intybus Root Extract.

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Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract Skin Conditioning

Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract comes from the vanilla plant now cultivated in the South Pacific.

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Poloxamer 234 Emulsifying

We don't have a description for Poloxamer 234.

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Betaine Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps reduce Skin Redness IconHelps reduce irritation Icon
3 Benefits

Betaine is a common humectant (a substance that promotes retention of moisture). It's known to be gentle on the skin and can help balance hydration.

Glycosphingolipids Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Glycosphingolipids are naturally found in the cell membranes of organisms. In animals, they are the major glycolipids found.

Phospholipids Skin Conditioning

Phospholipids are naturally found in our skin as they are the main component of cell membranes. Phospholipids have humectant, emollient, antioxidant properties.

Niacinamide Smoothing
Niacinamide IconGood for Oily Skin IconHelps reduce Skin Redness IconGood for Minimizing Pores IconGood for Dark Spots IconHelps fight Acne IconHelps brighten skin Icon
NiacinamideNiacinamide Icon 6 Benefits

Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.

Sodium Hyaluronate Humectant, Skin Conditioning
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Sodium Hyaluronate is hyaluronic acid's salt form. It is commonly derived from the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

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Ceramide NP Skin Conditioning
Ceramide IconHelps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps reduce Skin Redness IconHelps reduce irritation IconHelps with Anti-Aging Icon
CeramideCeramide Icon 4 Benefits

Ceramide NP is a type of ceramide.

Polyquaternium-51 Skin Conditioning

Polyquaternium-51 is a polymer salt. It helps hydrate the skin by creating a film on top. This film traps moisture in, keeping your skin soft and hydrated.

Lauryl Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer Cleansing, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Lauryl Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer.

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Cholesterol Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning
0 / 0 Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps reduce Skin Redness Icon
2 Benefits

Cholesterol is a class of organic molecules called lipids. It helps hydrate your skin and is essential to having a healthy skin barrier.

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Polymethylsilsesquioxane
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Polymethylsilsesquioxane is a silicone used as a film forming agent.

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Hydroxyethylcellulose Emulsion Stabilising, Stabilising

Hydroxyethylcellulose is used to improve the texture of products. It is created from a chemical reaction involving ethylene oxide and alkali-cellulose. Cellulose is a sugar found in plant cell walls and help give plants structure.

Cetearyl Alcohol Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising
2 / 1 Fatty Alcohol IconMay worsen Oily Skin IconBad for Acne Prone Skin IconNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon
Fatty AlcoholFatty Alcohol Icon 3 Concerns

Cetearyl alcohol is a mixture of two fatty alcohols: cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. It is mainly used as an emulsifier. Emulsifiers help prevent the separation of oils and products. Due to its composition, it can also be used to thicken a product or help create foam.

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Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer Emulsion Stabilising

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is a synthetic polymer. It is used to thicken and improve the texture of products.

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Peg/Ppg-17/6 Copolymer Solvent

We don't have a description for Peg/Ppg-17/6 Copolymer.

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Tromethamine Buffering, Masking

Tromethamine is an aliphatic compound. An aliphatic compound is an organic compound with open-chained carbon atoms. It is synthetically created. Tromethamine is used to balance pH and improve texture.

Lavandula Angustifolia Oil Masking, Tonic
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OilOil Icon EU AllergenEU Allergen Icon

Lavandula Angustifolia Oil is more commonly known as lavender essential oil. Lavandula Angustifolia is known as the English Lavender and famous for creating purple fields in Provence, France.

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Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil Masking, Perfuming
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Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil is the oil from the bergamot orange. This bergamot is native to Italy.

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Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
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This oil is the the volatile oil distilled from the dried flower heads of the Roman Chamomile flower.

Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil Masking
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Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil is the pressed oil of the Rose Geranium plant. It is volatile, meaning it evaporates off the skin.

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Citrus Aurantifolia Oil Cleansing, Masking, Perfuming
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FragranceFragrance Icon OilOil Icon

Citrus Aurantifolia Oil is a fragrance and is an oil.

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Limonene Perfuming, Solvent
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Limonene is a fragrance that adds scent and taste to a formulation.

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Linalool Perfuming
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Linalool is a fragrance and helps add scent to products. It's derived from common plants such as cinnamon, mint, citrus, and lavender.

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Citronellol Perfuming
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Citronellol is used to add fragrance/parfum to a product. It is often derived from plants such as roses. In fact, it can be found in many essential oils including geranium, lavender, neroli, and more. The scent of Citronellol is often described as "fresh, grassy, and citrus-like".

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Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Ferulic Acid, Lactobacillus/Pear Juice Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Wasabia Japonica Root Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Water Hyacinth Ferment, Lactobacillus, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Rye Flour Ferment, Monascus/Rice Ferment, Saccharomyces/Potato Extract Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Saccharomyces/Grape Ferment Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Diospyros Kaki Fruit Extract, Curcuma Longa Root Extract, Actinidia Polygama Fruit Extract, Cassia Tora Seed Extract, Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract, Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root Extract, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract, Panicum Miliaceum Seed Extract, Glechoma Hederacea Extract, Platycodon Grandiflorus Root Extract, Acer Palmatum Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract, Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Lippia Citriodora Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Allium Sativum Bulb Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Raphanus Sativus Root Extract, Ficus Carica Fruit Extract, Musa Sapientum Fruit Extract, Ocimum Basilicum Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Beta Vulgaris Root Extract, Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract, Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract, Morus Bombycis Leaf Extract, Prunus Armeniaca Fruit Extract, Zingiber Officinale Root Extract, Taraxacum Officinale Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Citrullus Lanatus Fruit Extract, Brassica Rapa Leaf Extract, Spinacia Oleracea Leaf Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata Leaf Extract, Allium Cepa Bulb Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Sasa Veitchii Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Plantago Major Seed Extract, Hemerocallis Fulva Flower Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Akebia Quinata Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Crataegus Cuneata Fruit Extract, Grifola Frondosa Fruiting Body Extract, Prunus Salicina Fruit Extract, Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract, Geranium Robertianum Extract, Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract, Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract, Sesamum Indicum Seed Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Phaseolus Angularis Seed Extract, Mentha Piperita Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract, Schizonepeta Tenuifolia Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius Flower Extract, Cichorium Intybus Root Extract, Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract, Poloxamer 234, Betaine, Glycosphingolipids, Phospholipids, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide NP, Polyquaternium-51, Lauryl Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Cholesterol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cetearyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Peg/Ppg-17/6 Copolymer, Tromethamine, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol

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Ingredients Explained

This product contains 120 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
Skin Conditioning, Solvent
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Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Masking, Solvent
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Dipropylene Glycol is a synthetically created stabilizer and solvent. It is a part of the glycol class in the alcohol family.

Dipropylene Glycol helps dissolve and evenly distribute ingredients. It also helps decrease viscosity and thin out texture.

As a masking agent, Dipropylene Glycol can be used to cover the smell of other ingredients. However, it does not have a scent.

Studies show Dipropylene Glycol is considered safe to use in skincare.

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Humectant
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Glycereth-26 is a synthetic ingredient and polyethylene glycol ether of Glycerin. Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin and helps keep your skin moisturized.

It is a humectant and helps add texture to products. It can make your product thicker.

As a humectant, it helps draw moisture from the air to your skin. This helps your skin stay hydrated.

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Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract.

Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Mixed

1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.

In products that are water-based, this ingredient can help stabilize perfumes and fragrances. It can also help make the texture of products softer and more smooth.

Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
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Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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Humectant, Moisturising
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Methyl Gluceth-20 is a humectant. Humectants help draw moisture from the air to your skin.

It is created by combining polyethylene glycol with glucose.

Antimicrobial, Antioxidant
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Ferulic Acid is a plant based antioxidant. Antioxidants help fight free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells. Ferulic Acid can help reduce the formation of fine lines and hyperpigmentation.

When used with Vitamin C, Ferulic Acid has shown to prevent Vitamin C from breaking down. In other words, it acts as a stabilizer.

Ferulic Acid is sometimes used to preserve food. Foods containing Ferulic Acid include: oats, rice, eggplant, citrus.

In medicine, Ferulic Acid is being studied for helping with diabetes, Alzheimer's, and cardiovascular diseases.

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We don't have a description for Lactobacillus/Pear Juice Ferment Filtrate.

We don't have a description for Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate.

Lactobacillus/Wasabia Japonica Root Ferment Extract is an antioxidant.

We don't have a description for Lactobacillus/Water Hyacinth Ferment.

Skin Conditioning
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Lactobacillus is a type of bacteria. It makes up most of the food fermenting lactic acid bacteria. It is used to create wine, yogurt, cheese, sauerkraut, pickles, beer, cider, kimchi, cocoa, kefir.

Lactobacillus has antibacterial and antifungal properties (that's why we can eat the fermented foods above).

Lactobacillus is also skin conditioning and helps soothe the skin.

Read about lactobacillus ferment here.

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Skin Conditioning
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This ingredient is created by fermenting soybean extract with the bacteria, lactobacillus.

Some studies have shown it to have antioxidant properties. One study found this ingredient to have stronger properties than non-fermented soybean extract.

Another study found in increase of isoflavones, amino acids, and peptides in fermented soy milk.

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Skin Conditioning
Mixed

We don't have a description for Lactobacillus/Rye Flour Ferment.

Antioxidant, Skin Protecting
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Monascus/Rice Ferment is an antioxidant.

We don't have a description for Saccharomyces/Potato Extract Ferment Filtrate.

Skin Conditioning
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Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment can be good for be good for sensitive skin.

We don't have a description for Saccharomyces/Grape Ferment Extract.

Bleaching, Emollient, Skin Conditioning
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Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract is an extract of the roots of Licorice. It has been found to have several benefits such as skin hydrating, conditioning, and soothing.

One component, glabridin, has extra potent antioxidant and soothing properties. It has also been found to block pigmentation from UVB rays in guinea pigs.

Licorice Root also contains a flavonoid. Flavonoids are a natural substance from in plants. Flavonoids also have antioxidant properties.

Another component, glycyrrhizin, has been found to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits. This may make licorice root extract effective at treating acne. However, more research is needed to support this.

Liquiritin is one of the flavone compounds found in licorice. It has been found to help lighten skin by preventing tyrosinase from reacting with tyrosine. When the two react, protein is converted to melanin. Melanin is the substance in your body that gives your features pigmentation.

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Skin Conditioning

Diospyros Kaki Fruit Extract comes from the persimmon, a fruit native to India, China, and Korea. It is rich in antioxidants and contains skin nourishing vitamins.

The antioxidant properties of persimmon come from tannins, flavonoids, carotenoids, and some of its vitamin content. Antioxidants may help with anti-aging.

Vitamins A and C also have plenty of skin benefits as well.

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Masking, Perfuming
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Curcuma Longa Root Extract is from the spice, turmeric. Besides being a healthy and delicious spice, turmeric also has plenty of skincare benefits. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-microbial properties.

Turmeric contains curcumin, an antioxidant. Antioxidants help neutralize unstable free-radical molecules. Free-radical molecules may damage your skin's cells and DNA. Curcumin may help with anti-aging.

Curcumin also has anti-inflammatory properties. It can help soothe skin and reduce irritation. On top of that, curcumin has been shown to help prevent hyperpigmentation from sun damage.

The anti-microbial property of turmeric can make it effective in treating acne. It has also been shown to help regulate the production of sebum.

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We don't have a description for Actinidia Polygama Fruit Extract.

Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cassia Tora Seed Extract.

Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract.

We don't have a description for Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root Extract.

Antioxidant
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Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract comes from a type of goji berry plant.

Lycium Chinense contains polysaccharides, carotenoids and flavonoids. These give it antioxidant properties and may help with anti-aging.

Polysaccharides help hydrate the top layer of skin due to its ability to mimic natural carbohydrates.

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We don't have a description for Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract.

Skin Conditioning
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Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract comes from the honeysuckle flower.

Honeysuckles have skin protecting, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains many antioxidants, such as luteolin, caffeic acid, loniflavone, and chlorogenic acids.

This honeysuckle is native to East Asia and used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat fever and inflammation.

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Skin Conditioning, Smoothing

We don't have a description for Panicum Miliaceum Seed Extract.

Skin Conditioning, Tonic

We don't have a description for Glechoma Hederacea Extract.

Platycodon Grandiflorus Root Extract is an antioxidant.

Acer Palmatum Leaf Extract is an antioxidant.

Skin Conditioning
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Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract comes from the root commonly known as carrot (the orange kind we eat!).

This extract contains beta-carotene, a pigment responsible for giving plants the orange color. Beta-carotene is a potent antioxidant. Antioxidants may help reduce the signs of aging.

Beta-carotene is the reason we turn orange if we eat too many carrots.

It should be noted coming into contact with the leaves of wild carrots can cause skin irritation. The sap causes phytophotodermatitis, or sensitivity when the sap comes in contact with sunlight.

This ingredient is created using the edible parts of the carrot.

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We don't have a description for Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract.

Skin Conditioning
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Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract comes from the leaves of the Camellia japonica plant. This plant is native to East Asia.

The leaves of Camellia Japonica have been found to have anti-inflammatory compounds. These include squalene, lupeol, and vitamin E.

This extract is created by using 50% 1,3-Butylene glycol.

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Astringent, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing
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We don't have a description for Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract.

We don't have a description for Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract.

Astringent, Perfuming

Lippia Citriodora Leaf Extract is a fragrance.

Antimicrobial, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Mixed

Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract comes from rosemary. Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean.

While Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil can be volatile due to its fragrant properties, this component is usually removed in the leaf extract.

Rosemary Leaf Extract can help protect your skin against damage from free-radical molecules. It contains many antioxidants such as rosmarinic acid and caffeic acid. Rosemarinic acid has been found to help soothe skin conditions such as eczema and acne.

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Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Allium Sativum Bulb Extract.

Skin Conditioning
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Portulaca Oleracea Extract is an extract of the whole plant of the Purslane, Portulaca oleracea L., Portulacaceae. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and hydrating properties.

Purslane is very nutritious. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, NMFs, many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The vitamins found in purslane include: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E.

Purslane is a succulent with an extensive habitat. It is used in traditional Korean medicine to treat irritated skin.

Nowadays, it is becoming a superfood due to its highly nutritious content.

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Antioxidant, Astringent, Emollient

Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract is an antioxidant.

Astringent, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Raphanus Sativus Root Extract.

Humectant
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Ficus Carica Fruit Extract comes from the fruit known as the fig. Figs are rich in antioxidants and helps hydrate the skin.

Figs also contain fatty acids and Vitamins A, B1, and B2.

As a humectant, figs are able to draw moisture from the air to your skin. This helps keep your skin hydrated.

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Skin Conditioning
Mixed

We don't have a description for Musa Sapientum Fruit Extract.

Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Ocimum Basilicum Leaf Extract.

We don't have a description for Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Leaf Extract.

Cleansing, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing
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Centella Asiatica Extract (Centella) is derived from an herb native to Southeast Asia. It is famous for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.

Centella is rich in antioxidants and amino acids, such as Madecassic Acid and Asiaticoside.

Studies show the compounds in centella help with:

The combination of all these properties makes centella effective at soothing, hydrating, and protecting the skin.

Other great components of centella include Vitamin A, vitamin C, several B vitamins, and Asiatic Acid.

Fun fact: Centella has been used as a medicine and in food for many centuries. As a medicine, it is used to treat burns, scratches, and wounds.

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Abrasive, Moisturising, Skin Conditioning
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Prunus Persica Fruit Extract comes from peaches.

Peaches are rich in antioxidants, such as Vitamins C, E and A. Antioxidants help reduce the signs of aging. These vitamins also have plenty of skin benefits on their own (for instance, Vitamin C, E helps with skin brightening).

Peach extract is also an abrasive. Abrasives are an agent used to wear away the surface of skin. They are used to help polish or exfoliate skin.

Emerging research shows Peach extract may help protect UV-B induced skin damage. However, further research is needed.

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Skin Conditioning
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Beta Vulgaris Root Extract comes from the beet root plant. Beet Root has high Vitamin C content.

Beet roots also contain antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells, such as pollution.

Beet root has many benefits when eaten. More research is needed on applying beetroot in skincare.

Beet Root is used to add pink/red color.

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Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Tonic

We don't have a description for Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract.

Skin Conditioning
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Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract is extract from Apples. Apples are rich in Vitamin C, sugars, and antioxidants.

The sugar in Apples are humectants and help hydrate the skin. On top of that, apples also contain some acids, such as malic acid. These acids may have a mild exfoliating effect.

Last, the phytochemicals found in apples are strong antioxidants. These antioxidants help with anti-aging as they protect your skin cells against oxidative damage.

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We don't have a description for Morus Bombycis Leaf Extract.

Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Prunus Armeniaca Fruit Extract.

Masking, Skin Conditioning, Tonic
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Zingiber Officinale is more commonly known as ginger.

Ginger root has antioxidant, anti-inflammation, and antimicrobial properties.

The antioxidant properties help protect your body from free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells. As a result, ginger may help slow down signs of aging such as hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.

Studies show ginger inhibits the enzyme that breaks down collagen. It also helps with:

Ginger has no negative side-effects and is safe to use for all skin types. (Be sure to patch test just in case you have a ginger allergy!)

Ginger originates from Southeast Asia but has spread throughout the world. It is now a common spice used in many cultures.

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We don't have a description for Taraxacum Officinale Leaf Extract.

We don't have a description for Thymus Vulgaris Leaf Extract.

Cleansing, Skin Conditioning, Tonic

We don't have a description for Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract.

Astringent, Emollient, Soothing

We don't have a description for Equisetum Arvense Extract.

Skin Conditioning
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Citrullus Lanatus Fruit Extract comes from the watermelon. Watermelon has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Watermelons are rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and lycopene. It also contains sugars and amino acids, such as arginine and glutathione.

Lycopene is a potent antioxidant. Besides helping to protect your skin against free-radical molecules, it also helps soothe the skin. Lycopene gives watermelon the distinct red color.

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Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Brassica Rapa Leaf Extract.

Skin Conditioning
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Spinacia Oleracea Leaf Extract is extract from the spinach leaf, Spinacia oleracea.

Spinach is rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin A, and Vitamin C. Antioxidants help with anti-aging by neutralizing unstable free-radical molecules.

Vitamins C and A contains plenty of benefits as well. Vitamin C is great for brightening the skin and improving dark spots. Vitamin A helps reduce the look of fine-lines and wrinkles. Both vitamins simulate collagen production.

Spinach also helps soothe the skin due to its anti-inflammatory property.

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Skin Conditioning
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We don't have a description for Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract.

Skin Conditioning
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We don't have a description for Brassica Oleracea Capitata Leaf Extract.

Skin Conditioning
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Red onion extract? This ingredient not only benefits our diet but also offers numerous benefits for the skin.

Like many other plant extracts, red onion is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. The red color of the onion comes from its high anthocyanin content - and anthocyanin is a potent antioxidant.

Besides being rich in antioxidants, red onions also contain sulfur, sugars, Vitamin C, and biotin.

A study from 2018 found onion extract to be just as effective as healing surgical scars as traditional silicone gel.

Another study from 2008 showed using this ingredient helped reduce surgical scar texture, redness, and overall appearance in 60 patients.

According to a manufacturer, this ingredient can help with the following:

Another manufacturer from Spain claims onion extract can inhibit the release of allergy hormones and prostaglandin, or lipids found near tissue damage and infection spots.

This ingredient is water-soluble.

Learn more about Allium Cepa Bulb Extract
Skin Conditioning
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Houttuynia Cordata Extract is more commonly known as Heart Leaf, Fish Mint, or Chameleon plant.

The components found in Heart Leaf give it antioxidant, hydrating, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Heart Leaf is rich in flavonoids such as quercetin, apigenin, and more. It also contains polysaccharides, the most common type of carbs in food.

Flavonoids have been shown to be effective antioxidants. They help neutralize free-radical molecules. Free-radical molecules are unstable molecules that may damage our skin cells and DNA. The flavonoids in Heart Leaf also help soothe the skin.

Polysaccharides are naturally found in our skin. They play a role in hydrating and repairing the top layer of skin. The polysaccharides in Heart Leaf help moisturize our skin.

Studies show decanoyl acetaldehyde, a component of Heart Leaf oil, is effective at killing bacteria.

The name 'Fish Mint' comes from the herb's natural fishy smell. Is is native to southeast Asia and used throughout the continent for traditional cooking and medicine.

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Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Sasa Veitchii Leaf Extract.

Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract.

Emollient, Skin Conditioning
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Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract comes from the cucumber. Cucumis Sativus is native to South Asia and can now be found on every continent.

Cucumbers are mostly made up of water (95%), and the other 5% is composed of: vitamin C, caffeic acid, fatty acids, amino acids, and other minerals.

Cucumbers have anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and hydrating properties.

Vitamin C and Caffeic acid are potent antioxidants that may help with anti-aging. Antioxidants help neutralize free-radical molecules, or unstable molecules that may damage our skin cells and DNA.

Cucumbers contain shikimate dehydrigenase, an enzyme shown to help reduce inflammation and soothe the skin. The amino acids help nourish our skin's natural acid mantle. Our acid mantle is formed from the mixing of sebum and sweat. This slightly acidic film acts as a barrier to protect us from bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants.

Unless you have an allergy to cucumbers, it is generally a non-irritating ingredient.

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Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Plantago Major Seed Extract.

We don't have a description for Hemerocallis Fulva Flower Extract.

Skin Conditioning
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Citrus Junos Fruit Extract comes from the Citrus Junos tree, or the Yuzu plant.

Yuzu has many skin benefits. It contains antioxidants and a variety of Vitamins. The vitamins found in yuzu include: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5.

Vitamins C and A also provide plenty of skin benefits such as boosting collagen production and helping to reduce the signs of aging.

For those with allergies, Yuzu does contain limonene and linalool. Both these compounds may cause skin sensitivity. If you have concerns, we recommend speaking with a professional.

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Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Akebia Quinata Extract.

Skin Conditioning

Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract comes from the fruit (nuts) of the Ginkgo Biloba tree. This tree is native to China.

These nuts contain potassium, Vitamin C, calcium, phosphorous, and other minerals.

We don't have a description for Crataegus Cuneata Fruit Extract.

Emollient, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Grifola Frondosa Fruiting Body Extract.

Prunus Salicina Fruit Extract is an antioxidant.

Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract.

Astringent, Tonic

We don't have a description for Geranium Robertianum Extract.

This ingredient is more commonly known as Zhi Mu root. You might see this ingredient listed under 'Volufiline' products.

That's because 'Volufiline' is comprised of this ingredient and Hydrogenated Polyisobutene.

Zhi Mu root is rich in sarsasapogenin. This compound has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.

It is commonly used in East Asian medicine.

Learn more about Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract
Skin Conditioning, Tonic

We don't have a description for Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract.

Skin Conditioning, Smoothing, Soothing

We don't have a description for Sesamum Indicum Seed Extract.

Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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Undaria Pinnatifida Extract comes from a kelp native to the northern Pacific Ocean. It is more commonly known as "wakame".

This kelp contains fatty acids, sodium, calcium, iodine, thiamine, and niacin. Studies show a polysaccharide known as fucoidan exhibits strong antioxidant activities. Fucoidan can be found in the cell walls of many species of brown seaweed.

Wakame prefers cold and temperate oceans. It is used in Japanese and Korean cuisine (yummy!).

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Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

Acorus Calamus Root Extract is a fragrance.

Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Mixed

Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract is from the Roman Chamomile flower.

Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract helps soothe the skin and contains antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells

Skin Conditioning
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Carica Papaya Fruit Extract comes from the papaya fruit. Papayas were first domesticated in Mexico and Central America.

This fruit extract contains papain and chymopapain, two types of enzymes. These enzyme have exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties. One study shows papain may help reduce scarring.

Papaya is also a rich source of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your skin against damage from free-radical molecules. This may help protect against signs of aging. One antioxidant present in papayas is lycopene.

Papaya also contains Vitamin A, also known as retinol.

While papaya is used as an ingredient to help lighten skin, research is limited on this.

The seeds of papaya have been found to have anti-fungal activity.

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Antioxidant, Emollient, Humectant

Phaseolus Angularis Seed Extract is an antioxidant.

Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

Mentha Piperita Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract is a fragrance.

Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Lentinus Edodes Extract.

Skin Conditioning

Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract comes from sunflower seeds.

Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E. Studies show sunflowers contain antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

The fatty acids found in sunflower seeds include (from highest amount to least): linoleic acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, arachidic acid, oleic acid, and linolenic acid.

These fatty acids hydrate your skin. Emollients create a film on the skin to prevent moisture from escaping.

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We don't have a description for Schizonepeta Tenuifolia Extract.

We don't have a description for Carthamus Tinctorius Flower Extract.

Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cichorium Intybus Root Extract.

Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract comes from the vanilla plant now cultivated in the South Pacific.

This ingredient is known to sensitize and irritate skin.

If you are looking for a non-irritating vanilla, check out Vanilla Planifolia

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Emulsifying

We don't have a description for Poloxamer 234.

Humectant, Skin Conditioning
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Betaine is a common humectant (a substance that promotes retention of moisture). It's known to be gentle on the skin and can help balance hydration.

Betaine is best for improving hydration and soothing irritated skin. Studies show betaine may help with uneven skin tones.

Betaine is naturally created in the skin and body. The form found within cosmetic products can be either plant-dervied or synthetic.

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning
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Glycosphingolipids are naturally found in the cell membranes of organisms. In animals, they are the major glycolipids found.

Glyolipids help ensure the stability of cell membranes. They also help with cellular recognition, such as allowing cells to form tissues in skin.

Skin Conditioning
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Phospholipids are naturally found in our skin as they are the main component of cell membranes. Phospholipids have humectant, emollient, antioxidant properties.

The phospholipids in our skin can be naturally depleted. Replenishing the phospholipids in our skin can help hydrate your skin. Due to their hygroscopic nature, they act as humectants and emollients. Humectants draw moisture from the air to your skin, while emollients help trap moisture in. This ingredient is non-occlusive.

Studies show phospholipids display antioxidant activity and may help with reducing the signs of aging.

Phospholipids are complex lipids that contain glycerin, two fatty acids, and a phosphate group. Some foods that contain phospholipids include soybeans and milk. The phospholipids found in soy come from Lecithin. This ingredient can also be synthetically created.

Some types of phospholipids:

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Smoothing
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Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.

It is known to treat acne by reducing inflammation. It also helps fade dark-spots and strengthen the skin by promoting the growth of the ceramide barrier.

Other benefits include smoothing wrinkles and minimizing redness.

The cherry on top? Niacinamide can also help build keratin, a protein that keeps skin firm.

When incorporating niacinamide into your routine, look out for concentration amounts. Typically, 5% niacinamide provides benefits such as fading dark spots. However, if you have sensitive skin, it is better to begin with a smaller concentration.

Niacinamide can be mixed with other ingredients to boost benefits. For instance, it has shown to be effective when used with copper, folic acid, and zinc to treat acne.

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Humectant, Skin Conditioning
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Sodium Hyaluronate is hyaluronic acid's salt form. It is commonly derived from the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

Like hyaluronic acid, it is great at holding water and acts as a humectant. This makes it a great skin hydrating ingredient.

Sodium Hyaluronate is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints.

These are some other common types of Hyaluronic Acid:

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Skin Conditioning
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Ceramide NP is a type of ceramide.

Ceramides are intercellular lipids naturally found in our skin that bonds dead skin cells together to create a barrier. They are known for their ability to hold water and thus are a great ingredient for dry skin.

Ceramides are an important building block for our skin barrier. A stronger barrier helps the skin look more firm and hydrated. By bolstering the skin ceramides act as a barrier against irritating ingredients. This can help with inflammation as well.

If you would like to eat ceramides, sweet potatoes contain a small amount.

Read more about other common types of ceramides here: Ceramide AP Ceramide EOP

Learn more about Ceramide NP
Skin Conditioning
Mixed

Polyquaternium-51 is a polymer salt. It helps hydrate the skin by creating a film on top. This film traps moisture in, keeping your skin soft and hydrated.

Cleansing, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Lauryl Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer.

Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning
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Cholesterol is a class of organic molecules called lipids. It helps hydrate your skin and is essential to having a healthy skin barrier.

Our skin naturally contains cholesterol in the outermost layer. Besides cholesterol, it also contains ceramides and fatty acids. Cholesterol makes up about 1/4 of your skin's outer layer and barrier. Your skin barrier is responsible for keeping allergens and microbes out. Having a healthy skin barrier is also responsible for keeping your skin firm and plump.

Our bodies use cholestrol to create vitamin D, steroid hormones, and more.

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Polymethylsilsesquioxane is a silicone used as a film forming agent.

When applied to the skin, this ingredient creates an invisible film on the surface. This film still allows oxygen to pass through, but prevents moisture from escaping. This can help condition and hydrate the skin. It also leaves a silky feel when applied.

Polymethylsilsesquioxane has not been shown to clog pores. It has been deemed safe to use up to 55%, but most cosmetics use much less.

If you have concerns about using this ingredient, we recommend speaking with a professional.

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Emulsion Stabilising, Stabilising
Mixed

Hydroxyethylcellulose is used to improve the texture of products. It is created from a chemical reaction involving ethylene oxide and alkali-cellulose. Cellulose is a sugar found in plant cell walls and help give plants structure.

Hydroxyethylcellulose helps stabilize products by preventing ingredients from separating. It can also help thicken the texture of a product.

This ingredient can also be found in pill medicines to help our bodies digest other ingredients.

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Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising
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Cetearyl alcohol is a mixture of two fatty alcohols: cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. It is mainly used as an emulsifier. Emulsifiers help prevent the separation of oils and products. Due to its composition, it can also be used to thicken a product or help create foam.

Cetearyl alcohol is an emollient. Emollients help soothe and hydrate the skin by trapping moisture.

Studies show Cetearyl alcohol is non-toxic and non-irritating. The FDA allows products labeled "alcohol-free" to have fatty alcohols.

This ingredient is usually derived from plant oils such as palm, vegetable, or coconut oils. There is debate on whether this ingredient will cause acne.

Due to the fatty acid base, this ingredient may not be Malassezia folliculitis safe.

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Emulsion Stabilising
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Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is a synthetic polymer. It is used to thicken and improve the texture of products.

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is also an emulsifier. Due to its properties, it can prevent water and oil ingredients from separating.

We don't have a description for Peg/Ppg-17/6 Copolymer.

Buffering, Masking
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Tromethamine is an aliphatic compound. An aliphatic compound is an organic compound with open-chained carbon atoms. It is synthetically created. Tromethamine is used to balance pH and improve texture.

As an emulsifier, Tromethamine prevents oil and water ingredients from separating. This helps stabilize the product and elongate a product's shelf life. Tromethamine also makes a product thicker.

Tromethamine helps balance the pH level of a product. Normal pH level of skin is slightly acidic (~4.75-5.5). The acidity of our skin is maintained by our glands and skin biome. Being slightly acidic allows our skin to create an "acid mantle". This acid mantle is a thin barrier that protects our skin from bacteria and contaminants.

Oral Tromethanmine is an anti-inflammatory drug but plays the role of masking, adding fragrance, and/or balancing pH in skincare.

1,3-Propanediol, 2-amino-2-(hydroxymethyl)-

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Masking, Tonic
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Lavandula Angustifolia Oil is more commonly known as lavender essential oil. Lavandula Angustifolia is known as the English Lavender and famous for creating purple fields in Provence, France.

Lavender imparts a scent and may sensitize skin. It contains linalool, a known allergen.

While lavender essential oil is commonly used in aromatherapy to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and stress, more research is needed to confirm this.

However, lavender essential oil has shown to have anti-inflammatory activity due to its prostanoids and histamine content.

Lavandula Angustifolia Oil is the volatile oil obtained from the flowers of the Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, Labiatae. ISO 8902:2009

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Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil is the oil from the bergamot orange. This bergamot is native to Italy.

Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil is used to add fragrance to products. It contains limonene, linalool, and linalyl acetate.

The term 'fragrance' is not regulated in many countries. In many cases, it is up to the brand to define this term. For instance, many brands choose to label themselves as "fragrance-free" because they are not using synthetic fragrances. However, their products may still contain ingredients such as essential oils that are considered a fragrance.

When used topically, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil is a photosensitizer due to its furanocoumarins. Photosensitizers make the skin and eyes much more sensitive to sunlight. Photosensitizers are linked to skin cancer.

However, more cosmetics using Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil are removing the furanocoumarins.

Bergamot oil was also found to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties.

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This oil is the the volatile oil distilled from the dried flower heads of the Roman Chamomile flower.

Chamomile is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. Several compounds found in chamomile help with soothing, such as bisbolol.

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Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil is the pressed oil of the Rose Geranium plant. It is volatile, meaning it evaporates off the skin.

Rose Geranium contains antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. It has been shown to reduce bacteria and fungus. Due to these properties, Rose Geranium may help reduce acne.

The antioxidants may help reduce the signs of aging, such as fine-lines and wrinkles.

Fragrant components of Rose Geranium include citronellol and geraniol. These may cause allergies and skin-sensitivity. We recommend speaking with a professional if you have any concerns. The scent of Rose Geranium closely resembles traditional roses.

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Citrus Aurantifolia Oil is a fragrance and is an oil.

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Limonene is a fragrance that adds scent and taste to a formulation.

It's found in the peel oil of citrus fruits and other plants such as lavender and eucalyptus. The scent of limonene is generally described as "sweet citrus".

Limonene acts as an antioxidant, meaning it helps neutralize free radicals.

When exposed to air, oxidized limonene may sensitize the skin. Because of this, limonene is often avoided by people with sensitive skin.

The term 'fragrance' is not regulated in many countries. In many cases, it is up to the brand to define this term. For instance, many brands choose to label themselves as "fragrance-free" because they are not using synthetic fragrances. However, their products may still contain ingredients such as essential oils that are considered a fragrance.

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Linalool is a fragrance and helps add scent to products. It's derived from common plants such as cinnamon, mint, citrus, and lavender.

Linalool has the same effect as Limonene when exposed to air. Oxidized linalool can cause allergies and skin sensitivity.

Linalool has a scent that is floral, spicy tropical, and citrus-like.

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Citronellol is used to add fragrance/parfum to a product. It is often derived from plants such as roses. In fact, it can be found in many essential oils including geranium, lavender, neroli, and more. The scent of Citronellol is often described as "fresh, grassy, and citrus-like".

Since the Citronellol molecule is already unstable, Citronellol becomes irritating on the skin when exposed to air.

Citronellol is a modified terpene. Terpenes are unsaturated hydrocarbons found in plants. They make up the primary part of essential oils.

Citronellol is not able to be absorbed into deeper layers of the skin. It has low permeability,

Citronellol is also a natural insect repellent.

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