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Aloe Vera - A compound expressed from the leaf of the aloe plant and known for its hydrating, softening, healing, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe Vera penetrates the skin and provides moisture directly to the tissue. It also assists in regulating skin moisture and absorbs UV light. It has a relaxing and cooling effect on the skin and is often used in treating burns. Aloe Vera is constituted of about 99.5% water and has a synergistic effect when used in conjunction with other anti-inflammatory substances. Concentrations of over 50% have been proven to increase the blood supply to the area of application.
Alpha Lipoic Acid - A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Alpha Lipoic Acid is what science refers to as a "super antioxidant" as it is both fat and water-soluble. It is 400 times stronger as an antioxidant than both Vitamins C & E and enhances the viability of both these vitamins and other protective nutrients regaining their antioxidant power. ALA scavenges free radicals caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation, the main culprit of aging, and works on a genetic level to reduce the aging stresses on the skin. ALA has anti-inflammatory and photo protectant capabilities to promote younger looking skin.
Beech Tree Extract - Increases protein synthesis and enzymatic activity of keratinocytes. It also has stimulating and antiseptic properties when applied to the skin.
Citric Acid - An acid derived from citrus fruits that acts as a preservative and regulates the skin's delicate acid-alkali balance. Citric acid helps to tone skin and has been touted for its ability to improve hyperpigmentation in the skin.
Co-EnzymeQ10 - Has gained a tremendous amount of press recently because of its ability to suppress the creation of collagenase, the enzyme that breaks down collagen, the preeminent molecule in skin structure, stability and firmness. Clinical studies show that topical application of CoQ10 has been shown to significantly reduce wrinkle depth. In concert with other antioxidants, CoQ10 works not only to protect your skin from photo aging, but also to reduce the signs of aging itself.
Cucumber - A natural extract, Cucumber, has moisture-binding and moisture-regulating properties. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a tightening agent for stressed and tired skin. It contains amino acids and organic acids that helps to strengthen the skin's acid mantle.
DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol) - DMAE is found naturally in the body in small amounts and is one of the few nutrients that research studies have shown to extend the life of the cells. DMAE is the precursor for acetlycholine (an important neurotransmitter), and is thought to act independently to activate muscle contraction, which is absolutely necessary for skin tone and firmness. DMAE is a cell membrane stabilizer. It also increases the effects of key antioxidants like Vitamins A, C, & E as well as Alpha Lipoic Acid. In recent scientific studies topical application of DMAE has shown to inhibit and reverse the cross linking of proteins which is necessary for skin rejuvenation and firmness.
Echinacea (Cone Flower) - Echinacea is a natural antibiotic and immune system enhancer. It is a tremendous anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredient, fighting free radicals and bacteria on the skin which attribute to break outs.
Eyebright Extract - An herb credited with anti-inflammatory, astringent and tonic' properties. Eyebright is known for decreasing and counteracting inflammation and puffiness in the delicate eye area. It also works to counteract fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area.
Ginseng - A natural extract, Ginseng, is thought to be nourishing to the skin due to its vitamin and hormone content. Ginseng aids in diminishing wrinkles, improves skin elasticity and helps regulate dry skin. Ginseng also activates skin stimulation, oxygenation and rejuvenation. The roots' active components are called ginsenosides and are responsible for revitalization and reactivation of epidermal cells.
Glycolic Acid - A natural, organic acid found in sugarcane juice and a variety of fruit. Glycolic acid acts as an exfoliant to the top layers of skin helping to clear the pores of acne prone skin, and allowing for deeper penetration of treatment into the skin. It also improves skin hydration by enhanced moisture uptake and increased binding of water to the stratum corneum. Glycolic acid also helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles and actinic keratosis or age and liver spots
Hyaluronic Acid - A glycosaminoglycan component. Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in the dermis. Its water absorption abilities and large molecular structure allow the epidermis to achieve greater suppleness, proper plasticity and tugor.
When applied to the skin hyaluronic acid forms a viscoelastic film in a manner similar to the way it holds water in an intracellular matrix of dermal connective tissue.
This behavior suggests that Hyaluronic Acid makes an ideal moisturizer base, allowing for delivery of other agents to the skin. Its ability to retain water causes immediate smoothness to rough skin surfaces and significantly improves skin appearance.
Glycosaminoglycans - Used in hydrating cosmetics for their ability to increase depth hydration improving the elasticity and firmness of the skin. They have a smaller molecular structure that favors penetration into the outer epidermal layers. Leaves skin smooth and soft and minimizes depth and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Glycosaminoglycans are easily accepted into the skin due to their high charge and affinity.
Silk Amino Acids - A silk-derived protein enhancing water retention and skin moisturization. Because of their reduced size amino acids can penetrate deeper into the stratum corneum's cell layers than proteins creating a better delivery system.
Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate) - A potent lipid soluble antioxidant and a powerful free radical scavenger. Studies demonstrate that Vitamin A increases the thickness of the epidermis and improves the signs of photo and chronological aging.
Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) - Acts as a penetrating moisturizer for the skin promoting skin softening and increased hydration. Panthenol stimulates cellular proliferation and aids in tissue repair. When applied topically panthenol penetrates the skin and is converted into pantothenic acid, a B complex vitamin. It protects the skin from ultraviolet radiation and promotes normal keratinization and wound healing.
Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic acid) - Studies have shown that Vitamin C enhances the protective layer of the skin. It scavenges free radicals and stimulates collagen synthesis as well as providing anti-inflammatory affects. Clinical studies demonstrate Vitamin C's ability to decrease the depth of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the thickness of the skin.
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) - Clinical studies of topical application of Vitamin E has been shown to decrease skin erythema (redness) from ultraviolet radiation as well as skin wrinkling and tumor formation. Alpha-Tocopherol is considered the most important oil-soluble antioxidant and free-radical scavenger. It helps to maintain the skin's connective tissue and has been found to reduce transepidermal water-loss thereby improving skin hydration and the appearance of rough, dry skin.
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