Sea Buckthorn Oil
Nature’s Super Anti-Inflammatory
Benefits: Reduces inflammation, prevents acne flare-ups, fades scars, and smooths and evens texture.
Sea buckthorn oil, a small tree widespread throughout Eurasia, has been used for more than a thousand years in traditional Tibetan medicine to treat burns, infections and wounds. Its nutrient-dense oil is known for its ability to regenerate, protect and nourish skin, to reduce the formation of wrinkles, and to protect cells from damaging UV-B rays.
Virgin Hibiscus Oil
Benefits: Hydrates, softens, and improves texture and tone.
Since ancient times, hibiscus plants were cultivated in Egypt and Southeast Asia for their beauty and for their edible fruits. Virgin hibiscus oil is rich in protective fatty acids and tocopherol—a form of Vitamin E that strengthens and guards skin from free radicals—and helps skin retain its moisture, keeping it soft and supple for a more youthful appearance.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Benefits: Seals in moisture, softens, and balances sebum production.
Extracted from the flowering white meadowfoam plant native to parts of North America, meadowfoam seed oil is packed with fatty acids and antioxidants that help combat free-radical damage. Similar to skin’s own natural sebum, this oil absorbs easily, sealing in moisture, softening skin, and reducing the appearance of fine lines. It also helps regulate the skin’s natural sebum production, preventing both oiliness and dryness.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Benefits: Decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, exfoliates, hydrates, softens and smooths.
The oil extracted from the seed of this beloved ancient fruit is deeply nourishing, with high concentrations of strengthening Vitamin E, as well as Vitamin A, which boosts the production of collagen for more radiance and elasticity. Apricot kernel oil also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help stave off acne and skin irritation.
Benefits: Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves texture and elasticity, fights acne, smooths and revitalizes.
This specially formulated, triple-action compound contains three powerful minerals. Magnesium, a mineral that supports hundreds of chemical reactions in your body (including energy creation and muscle and nerve function) also reduces acne and soothes sensitive skin and rosacea. Zinc boosts the production of collagen fibers and elastin, while also helping reduce oil production and clear acne-causing bacteria from the skin. And copper increases the collagen proteins that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Altogether, the compound helps oxygenate skin tissues (which means plumper, smoother skin), while protecting against the long-term signs of aging.
Nature’s Cell Refresher
Benefits: Reduces acne and inflammation and boosts cell repair.
The extract of spirulina, a blue-green algae, boasts a high content of amino acids, which reduce inflammation. Additionally, its antioxidants help fight off aging free radicals and improve skin’s radiance, elasticity and texture.
Benefits: Brightens, prevents breakdown of elastin, reduces inflammation, and soothes sensitive, irritated skin.
Birch tree water—also called birch sap, or birch juice—has been used for many centuries as a multi-purpose curative tonic, particularly in Nordic and Baltic countries. Known for its high contents of minerals, amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, sugars and antioxidants, birch extract is a common ingredient in skincare because it does so much: hydrates, purifies, encourages new collagen growth, soothes, staves off inflammation, and both tones and clarifies skin for a clearer, brighter, smoother complexion. It can also help prevent sun damage and freckles.
PHA / AHA acids
Benefits: Smooths, brightens, exfoliates, hydrates and firms.
The anti-aging effects of these alpha-hydroxy acids come from their ability to stimulate exfoliation and cell renewal, so skin looks immediately brighter, fresher and smoother. Naturally occurring acids have also been shown to increase the thickness of the skin’s epidermis and dermis, which results in firmer skin with fewer visible lines and wrinkles.
Benefits: Soothes and heals, hydrates and strengthens.
Grapes—their skins, their juices, their seeds—have long been known to do
magical things for skin (brightening, firming and evening out texture), and the cells from the flowering plant are equally hard-working. This extract helps reconstruct damaged or broken skin tissue, soothes inflammation, reduces redness and boosts radiance. It’s also highly protective, helping fight the
formation of free radicals and
strengthening skin’s natural antimicrobial defenses.