If you want to know more about, 'what ingredients should be in my skincare', this active ingredient glossary will explain, what, why, how and which products you can find them in. We are serious about offering you effective, evidence-based ingredients in our treatments so, we use them in the clinical concentrations proven to deliver results.
They are cutting-edge scientifically proven ingredients, most from a natural source, delivered to your skin in sensorial textures with our Signature Essence Blend, to boost your confidence. Every product is created in collaboration with globally awarded Cosmetic Scientists to target prevention/repair of skin ageing, acne and sensitivity (inflammation), for immediate and long-term, sustained results and at a deeper cellular level.
*This information is not medical advice and should never replace the advice of a doctor or dermatologist.
Actigen™02 is a unique blend of active components standardised, to deliver the optimum effects of increased circulation, respiration, and oxygenation, to maintain healthy skin. Specifically increasing the availability of oxygen and nutrients, facilitating the removal of toxins to help reduce puffiness and 'bags', under the eyes.
It contains Ginseng to stimulate cell respiration, which is clinically tested to increase blood flow, is anti-irritant and helps to reduce puffiness. Additional benefits include; protecting cells against oxidative damage, and supplying nutrients to aged and damaged cells.
ACTIGEN™02 can be found in Intensely Youthful Eye Cream™
Activated Charcoal has been treated with oxygen to provide a super effective absorbency, helping to extract toxins. Skin is deep cleansed, pores are unblocked and feels the relief of being totally refreshed.
Allantoin is a natural compound that is extracted from the roots and leaves of the Comfrey plant. It has long been used to expedite healing. It's anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to soothe skin irritation, means it is known to be a natural anti-irritant and skin protectant. It increases the water content of the extracellular matrix, which provides structural support to cells.
Allantoin can be found in Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel™ and Concentrated Spot Treatment™.
ALPHA TOCOPHEROL (Vitamin E)
Alpha Tocopherol is a pure form of Vitamin E, which is a natural antioxidant providing protection against free radicals. It offers some protection against sun damage and redness from exposure to ultraviolet light.
Studies also show that it blocks enzymes that break down Elastin, a skin protein that gives skin its youthful resiliency and ability to “bounce back.” Thus it helps to maintain elasticity in the delicate eye area.
Alpha Tocopherol can be found in Everything Everywhere Beauty Oil™, Intensely Youthful Eye Cream™ & Youth Preservation Moisturiser™ SPF20
ARGIRELINE™ is a clinically tested biomemetic hexapeptide. It is a unique anti-wrinkle peptide, that has been shown to be effective in relaxing muscle contraction. It, is likened to having a ‘Botox-like’ effect, to reduce expression lines. In tests, the depth of the lines decreased by up to 32% in 28 days.
Argireline can be found in Intensely Youthful Eye Cream™
Aroleat Samphira is an incredible active ingredient extracted from Rock Samphire (also known as Sea Fennel). It imitates the beneficial effects of Retinol, but without causing skin irritation. Vitamin A (Retinol) is well known to stimulate inflammation as it works, resulting in redness, flaking, irritation and tightness. Aroleat Samphira has been proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out the skin tone, regulate sebum and reduce inflammation. Used together with Vitamin A, Aroleat Samphira allows Vitamin A to provide its many skin benefits without the associated inflammation.
Aroleat Samphira can be found in Retinol Resurfacing Treatment™
Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vitamin C)
Ascorbyl Glucoside is a stabilised, natural vitamin C, which activates on contact with the skin, providing fully active, sustained benefits. It also is a powerful anti-oxidant that protects and brightens the skin by helping to reduce the appearance of age spots over time.
It can dramatically reduce the free radicals, that result from UV irradiation of the skin, and significantly reduce cell damage and photo-aging. It also promotes collagen synthesis. Collagen is a protein that plays an important role in the structure and firmness of the skin, which means it is highly beneficial for improving wrinkles and any skin roughness.
Ascorbyl Glucoside can be found in Treatment Toner™
AQUAPHYLINE® is rich in oligosaccharides from wild pansies. AQUAPHYLINE® regulates the process of epidermal hydration. It stimulates the synthesis of aquaporins and increases the water binding capacity of the epidermis, thanks to its effect on endogenous hyaluronic acid synthesis. It has been recommended for an intense hydration programme, to fight against dryness.
AC.NET™ Fights break-outs, helps reduce pore size and balances moisturisation by reducing hyperseborrhea, hyperkeratosis and bacterial proliferation. Tackles spots without causing skin ageing damage.
BIOMIN™ AQUACINQUE contains magnesium, iron, copper, silicon and zinc and thus, provides essential mineral support for the skin.
Magnesium - supports the maintenance of function and structural integrity of tissues.
Iron – a carrier of oxygen throughout the body, it assists in preventing fatigue and promotes good skin tone.
Copper - helps to oxidize vitamin C and works to help form elastin in the skin. The mineral is important in the production of the enzyme tyrosinase, which is essential for the production of melanin.
Silicon - plays an important role in the formation of collagen and connective tissues, as well as hair, skin and nails.
Zinc - helps in normal tissue function and is said to be beneficial to problem prone skins.
BIOMIN™ AQUACINQUE can be found in Iconic Youth Serum™
CHROMOCARE™ associates two plant extracts: Rabdosia & Seigesbeckia, to form an "unprecedented anti-ageing skin care, based on Chromophore mapping". It acts by reducing the adverse effects of melanin on dark spots; haemoglobin on redness; improving collagen.
Clinically tested to show improved luminosity and skin tone. It helps to increase collagen density in the skin and decreases skin pigmentation and dark spots.
CHROMOCARE™ can be found in Iconic Youth Serum™
When it comes to skincare, collagen plays a big part; it is what holds the skin together, giving it firmness and elasticity.
Collagen provides integrity, firmness and elasticity to skin. As we get older, our body's collagen production reduces which can result in an increase of wrinkles and fine lines as well as, decreasing smoothness and suppleness of the skin.
These signs of ageing can be treated or slowed down if total body collagen levels can be increased. Maximising collagen levels will keep skin supple. The collagen molecule is too large to be absorbed through the skin topically, so we use ingredients that enhance the skin's own collagen production and retention.
Such ingredients can be found in Iconic Youth Serum™, Intensely Youthful Eye Cream™ Treatment Toner™, and Youth Preservation Moisturiser™ SPF20.
helps form elastin, which keeps skin supple and gives it bounce. It is also critical for the absorption and use of Iron and the production of melanin, needed for skin tanning.
Copper can be found in Mineral Cleansing Paste™.
CORINDON 100 provides microdermabrasion thanks to it's powdery-fine texture. It exfoliates and polishes skin, leaving it super smooth and glowing. It's so gentle even sensitive skins can benefit. It's also biodegradable, so won’t harm fish or add plastic to our seas.
CORINDON 100 can be found in Mineral Cleansing Paste™.
Crambe Oil (Crambe abyssinica) is native to the Mediterranean region and Eastern Africa. Crambe oil contains an unusually high level (over 50%) of Erucic acid, which is a long-chain monounsaturated fatty acid. This accounts for its incredible skin feel and smoothing benefits.
Crambe Oil can be found in Youth Preservation Moisturiser™ SPF20