Natural Ingredients Found in Anti-Aging and Rejuvenating Skin Care Products
Algae – Claimed to help tighten and moisturize skin, algae is derived from ocean vegetation and is hydrophilic.
Algin – (seaweed extract) – Gelatinous substance obtained form seaweed this is used as an emulsifier. It serves as a barrier to protect against moisture loss.
Aloe Vera Gel – Comprised of juice from the Aloe plant, this natural gel had been used for years to calm and soothe minor irritations. Helps soften the skin’s surface and enhance the natural healing process.
Citrus Extracts – These natural extracts provide a cooling sensation while mildly toning. They are particularly effective on oily skin. Family includes – Lime, Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, and Mandarin Extracts.
Clay – China clay is used as a clarifying agent.
Clover Blossom – Flower extract used primarily for its astringent properties.
Cola – African nut which when ground is known for its stimulant properties.
Collagen – Protein substance found in connective tissue. Frequently used to moisturize.
Glycolic Acid – Water absorbing acid used to control PH balance.
Hops – Its tonic and astringent properties make hops an excellent combatant against the appearance of large pores.
Hyaluronic Acid – Forms a water-retaining film to help keep skin hydrated. Smoothes surface irregularities. (non-animal source)
Liposomes – Time released capsules which protect the skin. Help maintain skin’s natural moisture balance.
Methylsilanolmannuronate – Helps to firm and tone the skin.
Peppermint – Extract with skin freshening and revitalizing properties.
Rosewater – Used as a fragrance in emollients, eye lotions and freckle lotions.
Sea Slit – Rich in Maine Minerals that stimulate the skin and draw out impurities.
Shea Butter – Natural oil derived from the nut of an East African tree. Shea Butter is extremely emollient and non-comedeogenic.
Sodium RNA (PCA ) Natural moisture factor found in healthy skin. Its use is thought to increase softness and resilience and bind moisture into the skin.
Spearmint – Skin revitalizer with mildly antiseptic properties.
Squalane – Naturally derived from olives, this emollient oil easily penetrates the skin surface. Helps maintain pliability and preserve the skin’s moisture content.
Vitasome – All natural Liposome of Lectethin and Vitamin E. Time released vitamin E continuously protects the natural properties of the skin.