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For those who prefer Pure Skin Ingredients
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Natural Herbs,

Fresh Organic Fruit,

Highly Effective,

Chirally-Correct,

Liposome Coated,

All-trans Retinaldehyde,

Non-traumatic

Organic AÇAI Berry Fruit: from the Amazon. It boosts cellular energy, has disease and age fighting properties and is probably the most abundant source of necessary antioxidants on Earth! Acetyl Salicylic Acid:  Aka “Aspirin” is an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, sebum reducing ingredient that is effective with Rosacea and Acne.  White Willow Bark. Aloe Vera:  Soothing, healing, and conditioning ingredient.  Aloe plant. Argireline ™: A chain peptide that relaxes muscles that are used with facial expressions. (R)Alpha Lipoic Acid:  Unique antioxidant and collagen promoter that is both lipid and water soluble for better penetration. The ‘R’ for is the most bio-identical for the skin. Astaxanthin:  On of the most potent antioxidants ever tested.  Research has also shown that natural Astaxanthin has up to 550 times the antioxidative properties as Vitamin E and 10 time the antioxidative benefits of beta-carotene.  Basil Extract:  A calming herb, effective with acne. Bearberry: Another potent lightener that has wonderful synergistic effects when used in conjunction with paper mulberry. Blueberry Fruit :  A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Organic Blue Corn Masa- natural, gentle exfoliating action; will not 'tear' the skin as some natural shells will.  Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride:  Derived from coconut oil, this skin conditioning agent is a mixed tri-ester of glycerol, capric and caprylic acid.  Catalase:  One of the skin’s most active antioxidants.  This potent enzyme helps control the dangerous hydroxyl free radical in our cells.  Cetearyl Olivate:  From olives, for product stability.  Chamomile Extract: An extract from the flowers of the Anthemis Nobilis plant. Used for its soothing properties. Chicory Extract:  A calming herb effective with acne.  Coconut Oil:  Natural oil derived from coconuts is used as an emollient for the skin.  Coriander Extract:  A calming herb effective with acne.  Cucumber Extract: An extract known for its astringent and soothing effects along with anti-inflammatory and skin tightening properties.  Cocamidopropyl Betaine:  A coconut oil, coconut derived oil and Betaine compound used as a “low irritant” surfactant in our cleanser. D-Alpha Tocopherol:  An effective antioxidant with healing and rejuvenating benefits, which helps prevent cell damage by neutralizing free radicals.  Deionized Water: A type of purified water; ideal for formulation.  EGF: (Epidermal Growth Factor) is a protein chain of 53 different amino acids and is a crucial part of the growth of a cell.  EGF is a necessary part of the repair process of cellular damage. Ergocalciferol:  Vitamin D3, shown to be beneficial for acne. Ethyl Alcohol: Used to solubilize all of the active ingredients in the products.  Once the ingredient is dissolved, the chemical structure of the ‘alcohol’ has changed.  It is no longer ether alcohol but a vehicle that solubilized a solid. GABA:  Gamma Amino butyric Acid will temporarily stop the movement of facial muscles, making wrinkles less apparent. GABA is a chemical found naturally in the body that makes muscles relax. Topically applied GABA temporarily disrupts the signal that makes the muscles contract.  It is also a potent skin lightener.  GHK Copper Peptides:  Excellent clinical data supports the benefits of this peptide as an antioxidant and collagen/elastin stimulator as well as a wound healer. Ginkgo Biloba:  Originally from Asia, Ginkgo Biloba is known for its great revitalizing, stimulating and firming qualities. A powerful antioxidant with detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties.  Glycerin:  Derived from vegetable oil, it is a humectant which absorbs moisture from the air to keep the skin moist.  Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil: Assists in the removal of toxins within the cells and helps regulate the balance of water in the tissues.  It is effective for acne by relieving congested and oily skin by means of its fat-dissolving characteristics.

Grape Seed Extract:  A wonderful antioxidant that is 20 times more powerful than Vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E.  It is also antiviral, antibacterial and an anti-inflammatory.  Green Tea Extract:  High in polyphenols, green tea is a powerful antioxidant and soothing agent which helps prevent free radical damage caused by sun exposure and pollutants.  Isoliquiritigenin: (ILTGN) Another highly powerful tyrosinase inhibitor and antioxidant used to treat hyperpigmentation.  Jasmine (Benzyl) Alcohol:  From Jasmine for product stability and preservation. Organic Jasmine Essential Oil: Has been used for thousands of years in skin care.  Despite the high price, Jasmine Oil is good for the care of all skin types. It is said to be soothing, anti-depressant, antiseptic, emotionally balancing and an aphrodisiac. Jojoba Oil: A natural oil that reduces sebum, eliminates bacteria, detoxifies, and boosts the immune system.  Organic Lavender Essential Oil:  Antiseptic, controls the production of sebum, stimulates circulation in the skin.  It also assists in the healing of wounds (retards formation of scar tissue) and helps to rejuvenate skin. Used for acne, wrinkles, sunburn, psoriasis and to treat cuts and burns.  Lemon Peel Extract: Refreshing and purifying to the skin. It is extremely active when applied to oily skin.  It is a natural purifier that detoxifies and clarifies the skin.  L-Glutathione:  One of the body’s most potent antioxidants that is highly active in the skin, naturally. Our bodies use it on a daily basis.  Licorice Extract:  (Morus Alba Root Extract) Inhibits melanin biosynthesis while scavenging free radicals.  Treats acne and calms allergic skin.  The most potent component of licorice.  L-Lactic acid: Chirally correct AHA; The only AHA that the skin recognizes because it is stored there naturally.  From yogurt, this ingredient is a natural moisturizing factor, an antioxidant and a skin regulator.  Lycopenes:  From tomatoes, this wonderful antioxidant soothes irritated skin.  MSM:  Methyl Sulfonyl Methane This ingredient improves the penetration of ingredients while purifying the skin.  Nasturtium:  Used for its antiseptic and decongestant properties.  It helps eliminate impurities (purgative) and eliminates congestion associated with acne prone or oily skin.  Niacinamide:  This B Vitamin is unique in its ability to multi-task; it is a collagen stimulator, an antioxidant, a moisturizer and it reduces hyperpigmentation while improving the skin’s circulation. Nordihydroguairetic Acid: (NDGA) A highly specialized and well-proven oil-reducing ingredient.  Oat Glucan Powder:  A natural ingredient use for its moisture binding and moisture retention capabilities for the skin.  Oleanolic Acid: From anti-inflammatory effects to collagen stimulating properties, this acne fighting ingredient does it all.  Paper Mulberry Extract:  Tested more powerful than hydroquinone, different than Mulberry Extract, this potent tyrosinase inhibitor also resists accommodation better than other lighteners which have initial potency but do not last long.  Paper mulberry lasts longer and was proven stronger than hydroquinone in independent studies.  PhospatidylCholine: Lecithin- a natural phospholipid with antioxidant properties mainly derived from soybeans or egg yolk. (ours is derived from soybeans).  Lecithin helps protect the skin and replenishes the acid mantle as to prevent infection.  It restores the skin barrier, reduces acne by 70%, hydrates the skin and allows for much better penetration of active ingredients.  Pregnenolone:  This hormonal precursor has the ability to reduce acne and oil through topical application.  The method of action is unknown.  Raspberry Extract: A soothing, non-stimulating extract noted for its natural antibacterial properties.  Excellent for sensitive skin and relieving irritation associated with acne, shaving and/or windburn.  Red Sandalwod Extract:  A decongestant for the skin that is helpful with acne.  Retinaldehyde: (all-trans retinal) Simply the best skincare ingredient available.  It has all of the benefits of Retin A without the irritation.  It reduces oil and bacteria, while it exfoliates and remodels the epidermis/dermis by actively stimulating collagen/elastin production as the research shows.  Rumex Occidentalis:  Inhibits the production of tyrosinase. It has benefits far superior to traditional skin lightening agents.  Slippery Elm Extract:  Obtained from the inner bark of the Ulmus Fulva tree, it is used for its anti-inflammatory and softening properties.  Spin Trap (Phenyl Butyl Nitrone): Better than traditional antioxidant, it is considered to be the intelligent antioxidant because it traps rouge oxygen species, spins them and then escorts them back to their intended task; tissue respiration.  Squalane:  Naturally derived from Olive Oil, Squalane is used to soften the skin, reduce fine facial lines and as a bactericidal agent.  Superoxide Dismutase: A naturally occurring enzyme that has powerful antioxidative properties.  It naturally occurs in the ‘L’ form.  Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil:  A scent that lifts the spirit while supporting the heath of the respiratory, digestive, and circulatory system. It is rich in the antioxidant d-limonene (which is the form that is used in all internal supplements) and aids in maintaining normal cellular regeneration. Organic Tangerine Essential Oil:  An uplifting scent that relaxes and calms. Excellent oil used to fight acne and congested oily skin.

Tetrahydrocurcuminoids: Its antioxidant action is of a comprehensive “bio-protectant” nature, efficiently preventing the formation of free radicals, while quenching pre-formed ones as well. This dual action protects the skin cells from damage by UV radiation and the resultant inflammation and injury with far reaching beneficial effects on overall health and well being.  The free radical scavenging activity of THC was found to be superior to that of synthetic vitamin E.  It also is a luminosity booster and powerful tyrosinase inhibitor.  Thymol:  This potent, natural full spectrum antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral is perfect for Acne and Rosacea clients as it does not immunosuppress or irritate the skin.  Trans-Resveratrol:  The most active form of resveratrol, made from grapes. It is anti-inflammatory and a potent antioxidant that helps with cancer prevention.  Ursolic Acid: A highly versatile ingredient that inhibits tumor growth, is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, reduces oil production and promotes collagen and elastin production.  Vanilla Essential Oil: From vanilla bean. Used for its aromatherapy properties. It is one of the most recognized aphrodisiacs. Witch Hazel:  Used for its soothing, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties.  Wheat Germ Oil:  A rich source of Vitamin E, used for its antioxidant effects on free radicals in the skin and for it cell renewal benefits.  It is also a natural preservative.  White Sandalwood Extract:  An anti-inflammatory and anti-acne herb from India.  Willow Herb Extract: A wonderful calming agent designed to sooth red or irritated skin without interfering with the body’s natural healing process.  Xanthan Gum:  A high molecular polysaccharide composed of glucose, mannose, and glucuronic acid. It is used as a natural thickener for skin care products or food.  Found on the foliage of leafy green plants. Organic Ylang Ylang Essential Oil:  Extracted from the flowers of the tree, it is beneficial for inflamed or irritated skin and assists in controlling acne and sebum.  Yucca Extract:  Known for its mild cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties.  Zeoilite:  This potent cleansing agent has the ability to cage debris and makeup through its unique structure.  Naturally derived from volcanic ash.  Zinclear-S:  Nanotechnology created this wonderful, broad spectrum, sun-block ingredient that stays on the surface of the skin to provide maximum protection.
 

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