INGREDIENTS GLOSSARY A Alfa-Lipoic Acid: It is called the universal antioxidant for its powerful action to combat damage from free radicals. Promotes skin elasticity and reduces its dryness. Protects cellular DNA and helps cell regeneration. Allantoin: Accelerates the shedding of dead or aged cells that are replaced by new and healthy. Promotes the natural healing process. Stimulates cell proliferation and the epithelialization, accelerating the growth of healthy new tissue. Apple Stem Cells (Malus Domestica Fruit): The Uttwiler Spätlauber apple tree in Switzerland. This active ingredient helps stimulation and regeneration of skin stem cells to maintain its ability to create new tissue. Increases vitality and helps slow the skin aging. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C): Potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Stimulates collagen production. It has clarifying properties, by inhibiting tyrosinase involved in skin pigmentation and by decomposing melanin. Aloe Vera gel (Aloe Barbadensis gel): Rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. Anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cellular regenerator, healing and moisturizing properties. Arginine Ferulate: It is a synthetic molecule derived from ferulic acid and Arginine. Regenerative effect on the skin by preventing protein glycation. Increases the degradation of oxidized proteins. Fights skin aging. Arnica (Arnica Montana flower extract): Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Arugula (Eruca Sativa extract): Rich in A, C and K vitamins. Antioxidant action. Azelaic Acid: It has a strong antibacterial effect. Helps diminish inflammation and remove dead cells from skin. Excellent for the treatment of acne and rosácea. B Barley (Hordeum Vulgare extract): Rich in enzymes, antioxidants, minerals and proteins. Bentonite: It is a very fine-grained clay that comes from the ashes of volcanoes. Rich in minerals and iron. It helps improve skin circulation, to clean and nourish. Very good to treat acne for its ability to absorb oil. Bisabolol: Natural extract of chamomile. Anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Black Currant (Ribes Nigrum extract): Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and vasoprotective action. Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus Aculeatus): Anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictor action. Reduces vascular permeability. Anti-elastase activity (enzyme involved in the degradation of perivascular structural components). C Castor Oil: Extracted from Ricinus communis. It helps restore the skin and prevent dryness. Emollient, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Ceramides: Moisturizing and firming effect. Ceramides naturally make up about 40% of lipids (fats) in the stratum corneum, which integrity helps keep skin hydrated thanks to its barrier effect. Function as the intercellular cement, blocking transepidermal water loss and the penetration of harmful substances from outside into the skin. Inhibit the action of substances that degrade collagen and elastin. Their loss causes dryness, itching, peeling and cracking of the skin. Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita extract): Soothing, anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant effects. The essential oil is used in aromatherapy and is also credited with tonic effect. Citric Acid: Antioxidants and antiseptic properties. It is also used as a preservative in cosmetics. Collagen (hydrolyzed): Hydrolized Collagen penetrates until the second layer of the epidermis, getting incredible results. Renews connective tissues, enhancing the capacity of hydration and water retention inside cells. Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus extract): Anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, soothing, calming and astringent effects on the skin. Moisturizes and softens the skin. Source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, C, and minerals. Cypress (Cupressus Sempervirens seed extract): Helps tone the venous system. Astringent, healing and properties. Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale leaf extract): Very rich in allantoin which gives healing, or tissue restoring properties. Moisturizing and anti-inflammatory effects. D Damascena Rose (Damascena Rose flower extract): It was created with a mixture of Rosa Gallica and Rosehip. Antiseptic, antibacterial and healing properties. Date (Pheonix Dactylifera seed extract): Its components act synergistically to stimulate skin functions that have been deteriorated in mature or photoaged skin. Healing, antioxidant and-inflammatory action. Diatomeceous Earth: Exfoliating agent, 100% of marine origin, rich in Silica and other minerals. Nourishing, mineralizing and bactericidal action. Silica helps maintain skin structure and improving skin elasticity. E Echinacea (Coneflower): Antioxidant, healing, anti-irritant and antibacterial properties. Elastin (hydrolyzed): Helps prevent and fight wrinkles. Provides elasticity and combat skin sagging. Provides support to tissues and regulates the activity of growth factors. G Glycerin: Excellent moisturizer. Used in the manufacture of cosmetics and many skin care products. Glycolic Acid: Alpha-hydroxy acid extracted from sugar cane. Its molecular chain is the smallest of all the AHAs, allowing it to penetrate the skin faster and more deeply. Decreases the thickness of the stratum corneum and increases the thickness of the layer of Malpigio. It is also an excellent exfoliator. Glycoproteins: Molecules with different functions in the body, such as structural. Act as repair and epidermal growth factor. Gotu Kola (Hydrocotyl extract): Increases cell proliferation and collagen synthesis, thus accelerating epithelialization. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action. Strengthens weak capillaries. Inhibits inflammatory process that causes hypertrophy in the scars. Grape (Vitis Vinifera seed oil): Linoleic acid found in this oil is useful to strengthen cell membranes and improve the softness and texture of the skin. It contains several antioxidants. Provides vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Helps maintain skin hydration. Grape (Vitis Vinifera leaf extract): Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action. Grape (Vitis Vinifera seed extract): Antioxidant, emollient, moisturizing, healing and anti-inflammatory action. Decreases vascular fragility and permeability. Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis leaf extract): Contains flavonoids that prevent free radicals damage in the skin and reduce redness. H Hibiscus: Contains flavonoids and polyphenols that act as potent antioxidants. Provides moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action. Helps maintain the tone and elasticity of the skin. Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum extract): Excellent for couperose, rosacea and sensitive skin. Reduces inflammation and improves the healing of small wounds. Horsetail (Equisetum): Firming action due to its high mineral content, especially Silica, which helps maintain and restore the connective tissue of the skin. Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrophilic substance. It is naturally an essential component of our skin, which serves as support for collagen and elastin fibers. It is capable of holding up to 1000 times its weight in water, which gives hydration and volume to the skin. Helps reduce and prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Contributes to the collagen synthesis. I Inositol: Also known as Phytic Acid, is considered as a member of the B vitamins. Powerful repairer of the cell membrane. Involved in skin renewal. The absence of this vitamin may cause dermatitis or eczema. Iris (Iris Florentina root extract): Rich in isoflavones. Stimulates the skin to compensate for the decreased metabolic activity due to aging. Fortifies the dermis by limiting damage to structural proteins. Improves hydration and elasticity of the skin and has antioxidant action. Ivy (Hedera Helix extract): Anti-irritant, emollient, antioxidant and anti-inflamatory properties. Vasoconstrictor and astringent action. J Jasmine (Jasminum Officinale extract): Greatly appreciated aromatic ingredient. Astringent, anti-inflammatory and bactericidal properties. K Kaolin: It is a natural white clay, rich in mineral kaolinite. For its exfoliating properties, promotes peeling of the skin, which helps to clean it of impurities and dead cells. Nourishes due to the presence of minerals. It is used as absorbent.
L Lactic Acid: Alpha hydroxy acid obtained from milk. It is mainly used as anti-aging chemical for its exfoliating and moisturizing effect. Stimulates collagen synthesis. It has the peculiarity of achieving a thickening of the dermis, by attenuating fine lines and wrinkles. Lanoline: Powerful moisturizer and emollient. Antiallergic action. Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia extract): Regenerative, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon Flexuosus extract): Antibacterial, antifungal action. The fragrance is very stimulant. Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra root extract): Strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral action. Produces a substance that appears to effectively reduce the growth of cancer cells in the skin. M Mandelic Acid: It is an alpha-hydroxy acid obtained from bitter almonds. It is the acid with higher molecular weight, which makes its penetration slow and shallow, thus promoting the non-irritating aspect. Exfoliant, antibacterial and melanin inhibitory properties. Marigold (Calendula Officinalis extract): Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects. Improves healing time of wounds. Mint (Mentha Piperita leaf oil): Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. Menthol: Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. Myoxinol: It is a patented complex of oligopeptide obtained from the proteins of the seeds of Hibiscus Esculentus. These botanical peptides combat wrinkles in a similar way to Botox, inhibiting the movement of facial muscles responsible for the appearance of fine lines. P Palmitoyl Oligopeptide: It has been demonstrated that detonates the repair process of the skin with actinic damage, by stimulating the production of molecules such as collagen and hyaluronic acid. Reduces the depth of wrinkles. Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7: Inhibit unnecessary inappropriate inflammatory responses and glycation damage. Protects proteins and skin collagen thus reducing wrinkling, sagging and uneven skin tone. Panax Ginseng: Contains a lot of phytonutrients that stimulate and activate blood flow. Promotes cell regeneration of the skin, by increasing oxygenation to the cells. Detoxifies the skin and fights free radicals. Increases protein synthesis. Provides a luminous appearance to the skin Panthenol (Pro-Vitamina B5): Provides moisturizing, emollient, regenerative and soothing effects. Captures and retains moisture. Improves wound healing. Papaya (Carica Papaya leaf extract): Contains the enzyme papain. Strong healing, antibacterial and antimicrobial action. Lightens the skin. Passion Fruit (Passiflora Edulis extract): Contributes to the regeneration and hydration of the skin. Anti-inflammatory action. Passion Fruit (extracto de Passiflora Incarnata): Contains powerful muscle relaxants very effective in smoothing skin wrinkles. Peptide: It is a small chain of amino acids. They can act as active ingredients and vehicle at the same time.They can cross biological membranes When topically applied. Plancton extract: Seaweed extract. It protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays and slows the effects of aging. Strengthens cellular cohesion and helps renew the skin’s protective barrier. Pomegranate (Punica Granatum seed extract): Strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action. Propolis: It is a resinous mixture that bees collect from trees. It is rich in flavonoids and active substances and has anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic antibiotic, healing, antioxidants properties. Excellent to combat acne. R Retinol Palmitate (Vitamin A derived): It is the synthetic alternative for Retinol Acetate. Stimulates collagen production. Plays an important role in the processes of differentiation and proliferation of keratinocytes. Protects the skin against damage from UV rays and helps repair DNA after exposure to the sun. S Saccharide Isomerate (Pentavitin): Increases the water retention capacity of the stratum corneum, improving elasticity and texture. Safflower oil (Carthamus Tinctorius oil): Very rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Powerful antioxidant properties for its high content of Vitamin E. Ideal for dry skin because it improves hydration, texture and elasticity. Anti-inflammatory properties. Salicylic Acid: Beta – Hydroxy Acid (oil soluble), extracted from willow bark. Keratolytic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory action. Seaweed (Porphyra Umbilicalis Algae extract): Stimulates the synthesis of certain proteins that protect cells from oxidative stress and the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Stimulates cell regeneration. Accelerates epidermal repair in dry or dehydrated skin. Sodium PCA: Moisturizing and emollient effect. Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum Officinale rhizome extract): It is used topically for wounds and skin ulcers, for its healing properties. Soy Protein: Rich source of isoflavones, which have power to combat hormonal aging that affects women. Promotes water retention on the surface of the skin, restoring its elasticity, texture and softness. Antioxidant action. Inhibit the proteinases, enzymes that generate skin aging. Squalane: Extracted from green olives. Excellent epidermal restorer and moisturizer. St John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum extract): Improves healing of wounds. Anti-inflammatory action. Sulfur: Exfoliant, fungicide, antibacterial and drying effect. Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus seed oil): Good source of vitamin E and minerals that protect the skin from UV damage and free radicals and prevent scarring and wrinkles. Its essential fatty acids promote the formation of collagen and elastin and have antibacterial properties. Helps retain skin’s moisture. Sweet Almond oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis): Rich in essential fatty acids. Moisturizing, emollient, regenerative and lifting effect. T Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C): Ester of vitamin C, fat-soluble and very stable. Decreases melanin synthesis. Titanium Dioxide: Acts as a sunscreen to reflect UV rays before they penetrate the skin. Tocopherol (Vitamin E): Form of Vitamin E, liposoluble, powerful antioxidant. Protects the cell membrane from free radicals damage. Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E): Form of Vitamin E, liposoluble, powerful antioxidant. Protects the cell membrane from free radicals damage. U Ubiquinone (Coenzime Q-10): It is a substance found in most tissues of the body. It is a necessary nutrient for the operation of each and every one of the cells in our body, which acts as a coenzyme in several key enzymatic processes in the production of energy within the cell. As a fat-soluble antioxidant, combat the harmful effects of free radicals on our body. Urea: Natural component of skin. Makes up the 7% of the Natural Moisturizing Factor of the skin. Reduces the epidermal water loss and strengthens the barrier function. Strong moisturizing action, to maintain a smooth and healthy skin. V Vitamin B5 (Pantothenate Calcium): Known as Pantothenic Acid, is a water soluble vitamin. Moisturizing and anti-inflammatory effects. Promotes healing and helps control oil production in the skin. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCI): Involved in the functions of approximately 100 enzymes of the human body. Benefits the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins. Helps regulate hormone levels. Vitamin F: Essential unsaturated fatty acids. Provide substantial photoprotection. Help improve the barrier function of the skin and improve hydration to relieve symptoms of dry and flaky skin. W Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana extract): Astringent and anti-inflammatory action. Relieves itching and irritation. Causes contraction of blood vessels and capillaries. Increases resistance and decreases capillary permeability. Improves healing and helps fight certain dermatitis. Z Zinc Sulfate: Very important performance in protein synthesis. More than 300 enzymes in the human body require zinc for their operation. Very good to fight acne. Promotes healing process. Antioxidant properties.