Skincare Ingredients Glossary

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This information is not medical advice and should never replace the advice of a doctor or dermatologist.


HAPPY SKIN™ (Rhodiola Rosea)

Happy Skin

HAPPY SKIN™ contains Rhodiola Rosea which induce beta-endorphins, sometimes known as the ‘molecules of happiness’, providing a feel-good wellness.

Rhodiola Rosea enhances skin barriers and improves skin defensive barrier functions against UV. It also supports elastin production and helps prevent premature wrinkling as the herb increases two types of molecular components needed by the body to create elastin.

HAPPY SKIN™ can be found in Luxury Facial Wash™.




This formula contains a high percentage of humectants including Glycerin, which attract water so, are hydrating and plumping. They offer a 'buffered' action so you get less of a 'scratchy' feel when removing mascara. Humectants prevent loss of moisture thereby retain the skin's natural moisture. The compounds also have the ability to actively attract moisture to the skin.

Humectants can be found in Bi-Phase Plus™ Eye Make-Up Remover





HYALURONIC FILLING SPHERES smooth lines and wrinkles in just one hour, by absorbing water and ‘swelling’ to fill lines.

To smooth away deep wrinkles, we have chosen hyaluronic acid for its high water-retaining capacity and rapid, significant increase in volume.

HYALURONIC FILLING SPHERES can be found in Youth Preservation Moisturiser™ SPF20



Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate)

Hyaluronic Acid

Almost half of the body’s HA is located in the collagen of skin and it is logical that HA plays a vital role here.  Hyaluronic acid helps to retain over a 1000 times its weight in water within the cells of skin, making it an excellent moisturizer.  In fact, no other biological substance can retain as much water as HA resulting in increased smoothness, softening and decreased wrinkles.  Equally important is its ability to remove waste matter from cells including those where there is little blood circulation.

HYALURONIC ACID can be found in  Gentle Exfoliating Toner™, Iconic Youth Serum™, Retinol Resurfacing Treatment™Overnight Recharge™ Night Cream, Youth Preservation Moisturiser™ SPF20Intensley Youthful Eye Cream™, Treatment Toner ™Lip Line Restoration Treatment™ and Hydrate & Protect Hand Cream™ 


Hydroviton® 24

Hydroviton® 24 MERUMAYA Effective Skincare ingredients

Hydroviton® 24, is an advanced 24 hour moisturising complex comprised of a synergistic blend of natural moisturising factors that provide instant and lasting hydration. It is non occlusive, so it allows skin to ‘breathe’.

Moisturisers are important because they counteract the signs of skin ageing and increase skins water content.

Hydroviton® 24 can be found in Overnight Recharge™ Night Cream.



Idealift MERUMAYA Skincare Firming

Helps in the fight against skin sagging. It contains a specific lipodipeptide that stimulates elastin synthesis. It fights cutaneous sagging and decreases the visible effects of gravity on skin, which helps to improve flaccid jowls, caused by ageing or daily aggressions.

Idealift™ not only stimulates elastin synthesis but also helps to promote a correct and functional elastic fibre architecture.

Idealift™ can be found in Overnight Recharge™ Night Cream.



Iron is essential for oxygenation of the skin, which gives a healthy glow. Proper oxygenation is also anti-inflammatory and stimulates collagen production. Iron is required in the formation of important skin proteins.

Iron can be found in Mineral Cleansing Paste™.


Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil Everything Everywhere Beauty Oil MERUMAYA Skincare

Jojoba Oil is not actually an oil but an complex of waxy esters. It has a light, smooth emolliency and is renowned for its many skin benefits including improving skin elasticity and suppleness. Jojoba is rich in natural tocopherols to help protect skin against oxidation.

Jojoba Oil can be found in Everything Everywhere Beauty Oil™




Kahai Oil (Cacay Oil)


Cacay Oil, otherwise known as Kahai Oil, is rich in Vitamins A, E and F (Linoleic Acid, which accounts for 75% of its composition).

It revitalises the skins radiance, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and giving it a long lasting hydration. Cacay Oil contains 50% more Vitamin E and twice the amount of Linoleic Acid than Argan oil. It has 3 times more natural Retinol than Rose Hip Oil. It is proven to improve skin hydration, firmness, elasticity and firmness over a 28 day period. It also has anti-wrinkle attributes starting after 14 days of use.

Cacay Oil can be found in Everything Everywhere Beauty Oil™


Shea Butter (Lipex® Shea Tris)

Lipex Shea Tris

Lipex® Shea Tris (Shea Butter) improves the epidermal skin barrier and protects against the effects of skin ageing. It increases the skin renewal rate.

Adds moisture and relieves dry and sensitive skin. It does this by improving skin elasticity and functionality whilst keeping the skin moisturised and soft.

Lipex® Shea Tris can be found in Youth Preservation Moisturiser™ SPF20.




Magnesium is an anti-stress and anti-fatigue superstar. It acts as a ‘molecular battery’ that provides skin cells with the energy to combat daily stressors. Magnesium also facilitates the metabolism of fatty acids required to maintain skin’s protective barrier, and Vitamin C needed to synthesise collagen.

Magnesium can be found in Mineral Cleansing Paste™.


Mangosteen Fruit Extract

Mangosteen Fruit Extract MERUMAYA Skincare Ingredients

Mangosteen is rich in vitamins and polyphenols providing anti-oxidant protection.

It contains natural antibacterial properties and antimicrobial compounds.

Mangosteen can be found in Iconic Youth Serum™, Youth Preservation Moisturiser™ SPF20, Melting Cleansing Balm™ & Luxury Facial Wash™



MATRIXYL® synthe'6™

MATRIXYL® Synthe'6™  Youth Preservation Moisturiser™ SPF20 merumaya skincare

MATRIXYL® Synthe'6™ is designed to smooth wrinkles from the inside and help to rebuild the skin where it is most needed, particularly on the forehead and crow’s feet. It works by stimulating the synthesis of six major constituents of the skin’s matrix and dermal-epidermal junction. They are collagen I, III, IV, fibronectin, hyaluronic acid and laminin 5.

MATRIXYL® Synthe'6™ can be found in Youth Preservation Moisturiser™ SPF20.





MATRIXYL® 3000 is a peptide blend with powerful skin repairing effect. It restores key proteins including fibrillin which are broken down with ageing. Matrixyl 3000 is a blend of an oligopeptide and tetrapeptide. It works together perfectly with Vitamin A to improve even deeper lines.

MATRIXYL® 3000 can be found in Retinol Resurfacing Treatment™





MEDIACALM MERUMAYA Skincare Ingredients

Mediacalm™ is an active ingredient from Boerhavia Diffusa Root. Thanks to its calming properties it restores all softness of the skin and provides line soothing, whilst stimulating the release of anti-irritant neuromediators in the skin.

Mediacalm™ can be found in Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel™, Retinol Resurfacing Treatment™ and Concentrated Spot Treatment™




MERUMAYA Signature Essence Blend Fragrance Skincare Ingredients

This is a unique blend that contains mostly natural essential oils and a few nature identical notes to engage the olfactory senses and add pleasure and sensuality to your skincare experience. We have chosen to move away from the commonly used single citrus notes and create something truly unique that sparks a unique experience for everyone. It smells different in each type of formula and how it works with other ingredients. I chose not to ‘uniform-ise’ it so that it is ’living’, has texture and delivers a slightly different experience. Customers have described it as ‘sensual’, ‘spa-like’, ‘herbal’, ‘floral’, ‘happy’, ‘addictive’, ‘musky’, etc. It is all of these things;

Top Notes are Citrus, Green, Herbaceous

Middle Notes are Exotic, Floral

Base Notes are Woody, Animalic, Musky.

We included nature identical elements that in times gone by were used to enhance attraction and confidence. It is intended to make you feel fabulous and to take the chore out of skincare and put the pleasure back in. We all want more pleasure in our lives, we’d all like to feel fabulous and happier and that is the aim. I even made a handwash because of so many requests and the name Confidensual® is a play on Confidence and Sensuality.

Intensely Youthful Eye Cream™ and Bi-Phase Plus™ Eye Make-Up Remover do not contain the Signature Essence Blend.




MOISTUREPLEX™ Advanced is a blend of amino acids and vegetable lipids similar to our Natural Moisturising Factor. It captures and holds water at the skins surface.

MOISTUREPLEX™ Advanced can be found in Intensely Youthful Eye Cream™ and Youth Preservation Moisturiser™ SPF20





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