Ingredients

 Most products are vegan friendly with the exception of those made with Beeswax.

All products are made with Non-GMO, Halal Ingredients.

 

Kosher Vegetable Glycerin Organic Aloe Leaf Juice Extract (Aloe Barbadensis)

The aloe plant is a skin care superstar! It contains over 200 nutritional substances, including 20 minerals, 20 amino acids, 12 vitamins, and active enzymes. Because aloe is so rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, E, choline, and folic acid, it’s great at protecting skin from dangerous free radicals. It soothes skin, acts as an anti-inflammatory, and also protects the skin against UV damage. What’s not to love!

Products containing this ingredient:
  • Vitamin C Cleanser
  • Age Defying Peptide Firming Face & Neck Cream
  • Neck Cream, Bio-Clear Cleanser

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Sodium Stearate

The Stearate salts increase the thickness of the lipid(oil) portion of cosmetics and personal care products and reduce the clear or transparent appearance of finished products. Multi-functional ingredient with thickening, gelling, and emulsifying properties and used in cream and lotions.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-IN-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser
    • Bio-Clear Toner

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    Kosher Vegetable Glycerin Kosher Vegetable Glycerin

    A natural triglyceride derived from plant sources such as soy, palm and coconut oils, it Kosher glycerin is added to cosmetics because it is a humectant; an ingredient that binds moisture to the skin. Because of this glycerin is a good hydrating and moisturizing agent. Glycerin soap, for example, is popular for that very reason. Second, when used with other natural oils and ingredients, it can seal in moisture on the top layer of our skin while the other oils work their way deep into our cells to provide long-lasting moisture.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Vitamin C Cleanser
    • Vitamin C Creme, Bio-Clear Toner
    • Age Defying Ceramide Creme
    • Age Defying Ceramide Serum made
    • Advanced Firming Eye Creme With Matrixyl 3000
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque
    • 2-IN-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser

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     Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil) Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil)

    Coconut oil is a pretty incredible ingredient. It’s packed with rich fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants which help fight damage-causing free-radicals. It also helps with absorption for amazing conditioning and moisturizing benefits. Coconut Oil is the most frequently used in the formulation of cosmetic and personal care products. Coconut Oil can be found in many categories of cosmetic and personal care products including eye makeup, hair care products, skin care products and lipsticks.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-IN-1 Makeup Remover/CleanserBio-Clear Toner
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque
    • Advanced Firming Eye Creme With Matrixyl 3000
    • Bio-Clear Toner

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    Cetyl Alcohol Cetyl Alcohol

    Cetyl alcohol is used in almost every skin and hair care product. It’s derived from plants and animals and is a non-ionic surfactant. Since cetyl alcohol can attract and repel water, it’s often used in skin care products to moisturize dry, rough, scaly skin. Your skin becomes dry when water loss occurs; cetyl alcohol helps pull moisture back into your skin.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-In-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser Advanced
    • Bio-Enzyme Masque
    • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000
    • Age Defying Ceramide Crème

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     Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil) Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil)

    Cultivated thousands of years ago, sweet almond oil is extracted from ripe seed kernels that have been dried and crushed through a cold pressing process. Sweet almond oil contains countless nutrients including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and vitamin E. These vitamins promote softer skin on the outside when applied topically. It is also known for its moisturizing properties and helps to minimize signs associated with premature aging and creating a glow to the skin when absorbed.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-In-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser

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    Hydroxyethyl Cellulose Hydroxyethyl Cellulose

    Plant-derived texture enhancer in cosmetic products.Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC) is an excellent thickening agent for cosmetic and personal care formulations. This nonionic, water-soluble polymer offers efficient and cost-effective options for making crystal clear gel products.

    Hydroxyethylcellulose is a plant-derived polysaccharide, or carbohydrate, with a variety of purposes. It’s a thickener that gives our products texture, as well as an emulsifier that keeps the various components from separating like oil and water. It even has skin-hydrating properties and may be used in cosmetics and personal care products including hair products, eye and facial makeup and skin care products.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-In-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser
    • Age Defying Ceramide Serum

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    Carrageenan Gum Carrageenan Gum

    Carrageenan is a natural extract from red seaweed (Chondrus crispus), commonly called Irish moss. An isolated polysaccharide, it is used as a thickener and emulsifier meaning that adding carrageenan to something will improve the texture and help the ingredients mix together smoothly. It’s no wonder, then, that the ingredient would also be used in skin care products to give them a smooth, creamy texture.

    It also helps keep oil and water-soluble ingredients from separating, keeping the overall product more stable. Carrageenan is also a water-binding agent, which means it increases hydration by holding water onto the skin and hair.You’re likely to find it in products like moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners,and kinds of toothpaste.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-In-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser
    • Age Defying Ceramide Serum

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    Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Oil) Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Oil)

    The common name for this botanical is safflower, and it is used fairly widely in food and supplements, and it also has a long history in cosmetic formulations. Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil acts as a lubricant on the skin surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It is also used as a skin conditioning agent. Because of its antioxidant properties, safflower oil has many benefits for the skin and is used in cosmetic products that are created to help reverse the damage done by free radicals. This includes rough skin, age spots, and skin irritations.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-In-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser
    • Age Defying Ceramide Serum

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    Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil) Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil)

    Sunflower oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the yellow flower. It is high in natural antioxidant vitamin E and oleic to linoleic acid which helps skin hydration, smoothening and brightening. The linoleic acid present in sunflower oil works to reinforce the skin barrier. This helps to reduce moisture loss from the skin surface, thus improving overall hydration. Present in large amounts, the Vitamin E in the oil has antioxidant properties that allow it to neutralize free-radicals that are present in the environment and damage our skin.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque
    • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000

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    Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot Kernel Oil) Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot Kernel Oil)

    Obtained from pressing the kernels of the Prunus armeniaca due to their high oil content of 40-50%, the apricot kernel oil is rich in vitamin A and minerals. apricots produce a velvety oil that softens and seals in moisture. The oil is chiefly composed of oleic acid and linoleic acid, both of which are unsaturated fats beneficial for the skin. It is similar to almond oil.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-in-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser
    • Bio-Clear Toner

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    Phenoxyethanol Phenoxyethanol

    Phenoxyethanol can be found naturally in green tea, but the commercial ingredient is synthetically produced in a laboratory creating what’s termed a “nature identical” chemical. Used as an anti-bacterial in cosmetics and stabilizer in perfumes. It can be found in Moisturizer, eye shadow, foundation, sunscreen, conditioner, mascara, eye liner etc.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-IN-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque
    • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000
    • Age Defying Ceramide Crème
    • Age Defying

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    Sodium Benzoate Sodium Benzoate

    Naturally occurring in apples, cranberries, plums, ripe cloves and cinnamon, Sodium Benzoate is a sodium derivative which occurs in low levels.  When combined with caffeine in Caffeine Sodium Benzoate, it can have a sunscreen effect, and provide UVB protection with antioxidant activity.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-IN-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser
    • Age Defying Ceramide Serum
    • Age Defying Peptide Firming Face
    • Neck Cream
    • Age Defying Peptide Complex Hydration

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    Potassium Sorbate Potassium Sorbate

    First discovered in the mountain ash tree, potassium sorbate is a variation of sorbic acid, a polyunsaturated fat. It is used as a food preservative and is now produced synthetically. It is a mild preservative being used in cosmetic and skin care formulas as a paraben alternative to prevent or retard the growth of microorganisms and protect products from spoiling.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-IN-1 Makeup Remover/Cleaner
    • Advanced Firming Eye Creme With Matrixyl 3000
    • Age Defying Ceramide Serum
    • Age Defying Ceramide Crème
    • Age Defying

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    Ethylhexyl Glycerin Ethylhexyl Glycerin

    A conditioning agent and preservative, ethylhexylglycerin is a new chemical with it being touted as a better alternative to parabens which have been linked to dangerous health risks. Ethylhexyl glycerin is made from glycerin which is a simple polyol compound derived from sugar alcohol. It helps in keeping the natural ingredients in your beauty products from spoiling and also reduces the surface tension between the various liquids and oils in your beauty products.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-IN-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser
    • Age Defying Ceramide serum
    • Bio-Clear Toner
    • Vitamin C Crème

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    Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract) Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract)

    A natural herb studied since the 17th century, the Centalla Asiatica is used extensively in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. This herb has a super blend of amino acids, beta-carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals which contributed to powerful anti-aging properties. This extract can improve circulation, collagen synthesis, scar lightening and wound healing. No wonder this herb is called the 'herb of longevity.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-IN-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser
    • Vitamin C Crème

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     Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract) Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract)

    A herbal remedy dating back to the Romans and Greeks, it was traditionally used to treat kidney problems, ulcers and heal wounds. It also has a special application in skin care due to the high levels of silica present which aids production of collagen.  When used with coconut oil, the hair appear shinier and less frizzy.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-IN-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser
    • Age Defying Ceramide Serum

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    Organic Pelagonium Gravoleons (Geranium Extract) Organic Pelagonium Gravoleons (Geranium Extract)

    Distilled from the green parts of the Geranium plant, it has been used since prehistoric times to treat wounds and injuries. Because of its anti-inflammatory,anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties, it is a powerful acne fighting ingredient. It also contains fatty acids needed to help build healthy skin cells.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-IN-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser
    • Vitamin C Crème

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    Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract) Taraxacum Officinale

    Taraxacum Officinale or Dandelion is often included in skincare for its skin refining, soothing, and anti-aging benefits. It includes vitamins A, C, and E, all of which possess antioxidants that protect skin against free radical damage and signs of aging by boosting collagen and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The magnesium and zinc present also help in detoxifying the skin, and anti-inflammatory properties to help calm irritation, making it great for soothing acne-prone skin.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • 2-IN-1 Makeup Remover/Cleanser

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    Glyceryl Stearate Glyceryl Stearate

    Derived from palm kernel, vegetable or soy oil and also found naturally in the human body. It acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance . It easily penetrates the skin and slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface. It has been shown to protect skin from free-radical damage as well.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000
    • Age Defying Peptide Firming Face & Neck
    • Vitamin C Crème

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    Octyl Palmitate Octyl Palmitate

    An organic replacement to silicone, this compound is derived from palm oil and is an ultra-mild ester. TBeing a non-occlusive emollient, it provides a silky feel in various skin and hair care products. Octyl Palmitate is used in cosmetic formulations as a solvent, carrying agent, pigment wetting agent, fragrance fixative and emollient.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque
    • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000

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    Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter) Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter)

    This fatty oil has a simpler name which most of us will recognise- cocoa butter! You would be surprised to know the theobroma cacao seed oil is actually a by-product of the chocolate-making process. Because of its emollient and occlusive properties, cocoa butter is a famed ingredient in moisturizers and body lotions. A powerful antioxidant, it slows down the aging process by limiting the effects of environmental free-radicals and sun damage. Enriched with minerals and vitamins like Vitamin C, magnesium and omega 6 fatty acids, cocoa butter also promotes blood flow and increase cellular healing to develop a youthful glow and may help to tone the skin.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque
    • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000

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    Potassium Stearate Potassium Stearate

    Potassium Stearate is an emulsifier from the Stearate salt family used in beauty products to stabilize formulas and increase the thickness, or add lubrication. It helps in keeping the oily ingredients separated from the water.  It is used in a wide variety of skin care and hair care products, including eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, lipsticks, blushers, face powders and foundations, and less often in perfumes, deodorants, and hair and skin care formulas.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque
    • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000
    • Age Defying Peptide Firming Face & Neck Cream 

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     Beeswax Beeswax

    Beeswax is what makes the structure of a honeycomb strong is sturdy. Like the honey it houses, beeswax has therapeutic properties of great use in beauty products. It is said to be very effective in healing bruises, inflammation and burns. Beeswax also gives a rich emollient quality to creams, which can provide moisture for dry skin. Also containing a waxy quality,it creates a waterproof barrier on the skin.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque
    • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000

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     Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil) Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil)

    Not many can agree on the pronunciation but everyone can agree that jojoba is a miracle worker. Jojoba Oil is extracted from the seed of the Jojoba plant, a shrubby tree that is native to southern Arizona and California. Unlike other oils, the wax structure of jojoba oil is comparable to the natural oils of our skin. This helps is moisturize better and also be absorbed faster than other oils. It has anti-inflammatory properties ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-vitamins in it also help repair skin, soothe sunburn and reduce sebum production.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque
    • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000

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    Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu Oil) Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu Oil)

    Produced from the nut kernels of the Tamanu tree,the oil has a rich, deep scent with a bold dark color. It has been used in natural treatments for acne and acne scars, eczema, psoriasis, stretch marks, age spots, skin rashes, and general scarring. Not only can you use Tamanu Oil for skin rejuvenation especially for oily skin but you can even use Tamanu Oil for hair and scalp rejuvenation as well.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque

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    Sesamum Indicum (Sesame Oil) Sesamum Indicum (Sesame Oil)

    A pale yellow oil derived from sesame seeds, this oil is incredibly versatile with uses in cooking and beauty benefits.Like other carrier oils, Due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, this oil can improve skin elasticity, repair damaged tissue, help treat thinning hair, split ends, dullness, and breakage. Sesame oil also acts as a coolant that can protect your hair from lack of moisture, plus it's light enough to work for all hair types.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque

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    Camphor Camphor

    Distilled from the bark of Camphor tree, it is known for its strong relaxing smell and part in religious rituals. It has a strong cooling effect and is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal which makes it beneficial to fight acne and skin infections. Due to its cooling and calming effect on the skin and nerves, it is also used to treat insect bites, itching and minor burns.

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    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque

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    Spirulina Maxima (Spirulina) Spirulina Maxima (Spirulina)

    A known superfood, this substance is a cyanobacteria rich in chlorophyll, protein, antioxidants, Vitamin B and iron. Spirulina has been touted with providing the body with energy, warding off free-radicals and eliminating toxins from the skin thus increasing skin cell turnover and skin healing, and helping prevent bacteria overgrowth that can cause acne breakouts.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque

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    Salix Alba (White Willow Bark) Salix Alba (White Willow Bark)

    Long being used in apothecary's, this extract from willow trees brings massive improvements to aging skin. It also contains hydroxyl acids which naturally exfoliates skin and clears pores to give skin a clearer, healthier appearance. And like most plant extracts, willow bark contains flavonoids and tannins—powerful antioxidants that help protect skin from environmental stressors.

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    Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Peel Tincture) Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Peel Tincture)

    Citrus Aurantium Dulcis is a strengthening, refreshing essential oil derived from the sweet orange fruit. Due to its alpha hydroxy acid content and exfoliating properties this oil is used as a water-binding agent which helps with and minimize photo damaged skin, which is a major contributing factor to ageing. It also has a moisturizing effect on the skin thus reducing dryness and combating flakiness.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque

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    Mel (Honey) Mel (Honey)

    For centuries, Honey has remained an integral part of our lifestyle from cooking, medication and even skincare. Honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that aids in not only in the removal of excess oil from the surface of the skin but also clearing out any blockages or clogged pores, which if not treated can cause constant breakage of acne and pimples on the skin. The natural antioxidants present in Honey help control wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Being a humectant, honey  draws moisture into the skin from air making it a good moisturizer.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque

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    Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender)

    Lavender is the skin-care industry's undisputed favorite essential oil because of its heavenly aroma and therapeutic properties. It has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, which is suitable for healing skin and treating acne. In addition to that, lavender can also be used to soothe and ultimately heal a sunburn help control dry skin-related ailments—i.e. eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis—and can even take the itch away from a bug bite. With so many benefits, it is no surprise that there are many different skin care products infused with lavender.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque

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    Methyl Salicylate (Wintergreen Oil) Methyl Salicylate (Wintergreen Oil)

    Made by processing warmed, water-soaked wintergreen leaves. this oil does more than add minty flavour to food.Because of its distinctive natural constituents, Wintergreen oil is treasured for its topical benefits and is commonly used in lotions, creams, and oral hygiene products. It is a common ingredient used in  moisturizers, skin cleansing products, shampoos, as well as skin care, hair care, suntan and sunscreen products.

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    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque

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    Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin Enzymes) Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin Enzymes)

    Packed with fruit enzymes, antioxidants, Vitamin A & C and alpha hydroxy acids, pumpkin enzymes are amazing ingredients to soothe skin, increase cell turnover, brighten and slow down the signs of aging. The molecular structure of pumpkin is such that it can penetrate deeper into the skin when used topically. Thus this extract is great for topical use and is used in many face masks, eye creams and acne fighting products.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque

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    Carica Papaya (Papaya Enzymes) Carica Papaya (Papaya Enzymes)

    Papaya is a plant. The leaves are used to make medicine. Papaya also is often used in skin care products to give a rejuvenated look to the skin. Papaya contains Vitamin A, which helps to reveal the next layer of the skin and exposes a radiant complexion.

    Products containing this ingredient:
    • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque

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    Glycolic Acid

    Derived from cane sugar, it has the smallest molecules among alpha-hydroxy acids so is able to penetrate skin deeply and easily, making it the most effective for topical treatment. This acid is also extensively used in acne treatment due to its property of removing the outermost layer of dead cells from the complexion, revealing lighter, fresher skin. You will commonly find this acid in treatment of scarring, skin discoloration and signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles.

      Products containing this ingredient:
      • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque
      • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000
      • Age Defying Ceramide Crème
      • Age Defying Peptide Firming Face
      • Neck Cream
      • Vitamin C Toner

      Organic Ganoderma Lucidum (Kojic AcidReishi) Organic Ganoderma Lucidum (Kojic Acid/Reishi)

      Found in nature in certain types of fungi and commercially produced as a by-product of fermenting rice, kojic acid is a known spot-fading treatment, and is often considered a less-aggressive answer to hydroquinone. Despite its "acid" moniker, kojic acid is safe and effective in fading discoloration caused by age, sun or acne.

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      • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque

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      Borago Officinalis (Borage Oil) Organic Borago Officinalis (Borage Oil)

      Derived from the beautiful star-shape borage herb, this oil has the highest known amount of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) of all seed oils. These properties make it incredibly good at healing inflammation from acne, pimples, eczema and rosacea. It soaks into skin easily forming a very lightweight, but protective barrier, that  seals your skin from external irritants.

      Products containing this ingredient:
      • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000

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       Linum Usitatissimum (Flax Seed Oil) Linum Usitatissimum (Flax Seed Oil)

      A yellowish oil derived from the ripened seeds of the flax plant, flax seed oil flushes your body from within and outside too. Due to its high inflammatory index, flaxseed oil helps minimize skin irritation, redness and inflammation. The presence of essential fatty acids make it a good moisturizer and makes skin super soft. It also has a reputation for fighting free-radical damage caused by the sun.

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      • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque

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       Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil) Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil)

      Evening primrose oil is extracted from the seeds of evening primrose (Oenothera biennis), a plant native to North America. During the 17th century in Europe, this plant was given the name “King’s Cure-all” as it could treat several diseases. Due to it anti-inflammatory properties, it is effective in reducing swelling, redness, itching, and rashes on the skin. It has also shown promise in treating hair loss due to the presence of LA and GLA (fatty acids) that can nourish the scalp.

      Products containing this ingredient:
      • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000

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       Rosa Canina (Rose Hip Oil) Rosa Canina (Rose Hip Oil)

      Rose hip seed oil is obtained from the seeds of a wild rose bush. If you have dry or oily skin, rose hip seed oil will allow your skin to feel smooth and silky without clogging your pores. Rose hip seed oil can be worn on skin from infancy, teen, through maturity with wonderful advantages.

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      • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque

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      Panthenol (Vitamin B5) Panthenol (Vitamin B5)

      Derived from Vitamin B5, Panthenol is a lubricant and has the ability to hold and attract water. In hair products, panthenol works to increase the flexibility of hair, making it feel softer, increasing hair body, suppleness, and improving damage by chemical treatment.

      Products containing this ingredient:
      • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque
      • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000
      • Age Defying Peptide Firming Face Neck Cream
      • Bio-Clear Toner
      • Vitamin C Crème

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      Organic Arnica Montana (Arnica) Organic Arnica Montana (Arnica)

      An active ingredient in medicines, Arnica is a perennial herb belonging to the sunflower family. These flowers contain sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids, carbonic acid, coumarins, and volatile oils, all of which are essential for your skin health. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it great for scalp care, bruise healing and, skin disorders.

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      • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque

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      Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)

      Due to its pleasing scent & therapeutic benefits, lavender oil is a holy-grail in aromatherapy. An exceptional natural healer and a first aid all-rounder, it helps repair the skin, and calm the mind against emotional conflict and nervous tension.

      Products containing this ingredient:
      • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque
      • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000

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      Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula)

      Extracted from marigold flowers, calendula has been used for centuries to treat everything from infections, poor circulation, toothaches to rashes. It has natural oxygen, phenols, and carotenoids, which speed up skin regeneration while calming the skin thus helping the skin look youthful. Ideal for those with dry or sensitive skin, it is used as an ingredient in a variety of products including serums, eye creams, moisturizers, toners, and cleansers. It is so safe that it is often used as the main ingredient in many baby products.

      Products containing this ingredient:
      • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque
      • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000

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      Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile)

      Chamomile was widely used by the Greeks and Romans in a myriad of things such as medicine, drinks, and incense. Chamomile is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. It is also hypoallergenic with the ability to neutralize skin irritants. Today one of the most popular uses of chamomile in skin care world is for acne treatment. It goes a step ahead and helps lighten acne scars. It also provides relief from itchiness caused by eczema or psoriasis. Years of studies and research has solidified the benefits of chamomile on the skin.

      Products containing this ingredient:
      • Advanced Bio-Enzyme Masque
      • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000

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      Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed Oil) Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed Oil)

      A by-product created in the production of wine, Grapeseed oil has high amounts of omega chain fatty acids and vitamin E making it a popular topical treatment for skin. The oil contains a powerful antioxidant ingredient called proanthocyanidin which evens out skin tone when used on skin consistently. It's also known to be particularly useful in protecting skin from absorbing the full damage of UV rays.

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      • Advanced Firming Eye Crème With Matrixyl 3000

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      Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia Nut Oil) Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia Nut Oil)

      Whether you cook with it, make salad dressing or use it topically, macadamia oil offers beautifying benefits for your skin. Cold-pressed from macadamia nuts, this lightweight oil is high in fatty acids, Omega 6 and 7. Thus this oil is very moisturising and softening on the skin while the acids help to restore the skin’s barrier function and reduce water loss. When used regularly, it can maintain the skin's palmitoleic acid levels and decrease your skin's rate of deterioration while keeping your skin taut and discouraging wrinkle formation.

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      Sodium Carbomer Sodium Carbomer

      Sodium Carbomer is a blend of sodium and carbomer that functions as a stabilizer and film-forming agent. It is widely used in cosmetics to stabilizer the formula, for a film and increase viscosity. You may notice this ingredient in styling gel, facial moisturizer, sunscreen, shampoo, anti-aging treatment, eye cream, cleanser, and scrubs.

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      Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin

      A conditioning agent and preservative, ethylhexylglycerin is a new chemical with it being touted as a better alternative to parabens which have been linked to dangerous health risks. Ethylhexyl glycerin is made from glycerin which is a simple polyol compound derived from sugar alcohol. It helps in keeping the natural ingredients in your beauty products from spoiling and also reduces the surface tension between the various liquids and oils in your beauty products.

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      Organic Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe) Organic Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe)

      Harvested from the finest Aloe Barbadensis Miller leaves, this extract captures all the wonderful properties in the aloe plant which contains over 75 nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid. It's beta-carotene, vitamin C and E can improve the skin's firmness and keep the skin hydrated without making it greasy. It's Two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins help wound healing and reduces skin inflammation. The aloe plant is a skincare superstar!

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      Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Plant Based Hyaluronic Acid) Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Plant Based Hyaluronic Acid)

      A plant from the Fabaceae family, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide is extracted from the seeds of the Cassia Angustifolia, a botanical, plant-derived form of Hyaluronic Acid. High in polysaccharides, it is a popular ingredient in moisturizers and cosmetics for its ability to provide super hydration by binding moisture to skin and anti-aging benefits. Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide has amazing hydrating and skin conditioning properties. It mimics the effects of Hyaluronic Acid to moisturize and soften skin, providing long-lasting hydration, and plump fine lines and wrinkles. It also soothes skin by reducing inflammation and supports repair for healthy, supple skin.

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      Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel)

      Despite its ominous name, witch hazel is claimed to fix everything from acne, oily skin, puffy eyes to varicose veins and hemorrhoid. Like other plant-derived substances, witch hazel is a source of antioxidants known as tannins. When used on the skin, tannins have a constricting and drying effect. which creates an invisible “film” that can temporarily degrease skin and minimize the look of enlarged pores. It also exhibits powerful anti-inflammatory effects which can be used to treat bites, rashes, razor burns and acne.

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      Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)

      MSM is a naturally occurring chemical compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, sulfur and oxygen atoms, present in the body but it can also be created in labs for use in supplements and beauty products. It aids in the production of collagen which is an essential ingredient in the flexibility and resilience of skin. Because MSM helps reinvigorate collagen production after it starts to decline, it’s an excellent anti-aging ingredient. MSM is a better alternative to acne-fighting ingredients as it is gentler on the skin.

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      • Bio-Clear Cleanser
      • Bio-Clear Toner
      • Vitamin C Crème

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      Squalane Squalane

      Squalane is a saturated and stable hydrocarbon that is found naturally in the the human body and plants. It has very high emollience, is an excellent hydrator and can prevent loss of hydration that causes skin to look dry and flaky.Squalane is non-comedogenic and is suitable for use on all skin types. It can also be applied to hair to increase heat protection, add shine and reduce breakage potential.

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      Lactic Acid Lactic Acid

      One of the most popular alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) in skin care today, lactic acid is far more moisturising than glycolic acid and less likely to cause irritation making it the most used skincare acid. Naturally occuring in milk, lactic acid gently resurfaces the skin, sloughing off dead skin cells leaving a more radiant, smooth complexion underneath. Lactic acid is a true multi-tasker—it increases the ceramides in the skin's protective barrier; it increases water retention; it works to prevent congestion; it improves pigmentation.

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      Isopropyl Palmitate (Palm Oil) Isopropyl Palmitate (Palm Oil)

      Isopropyl palmitate is a palm oil-based emollient, derived from coconut oil. It is primarily used as a thickening agent in skincare products like moisturizers, sunscreens, and conditioners. It also acts as a lubricant on the skin's surface, giving it a smoother appearance and transforming the texture into one that is ultra soft.

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      Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydrogenated Castor Oil

      Hydrogenated Castor Oil is the polyethylene glycol derivatives of hydrogenated castor oil, and is an amber colored, slightly viscous liquid that has a naturally mildly fatty odor. It is used in cosmetics and beauty products as an emulsifier, surfactant, and fragrance ingredient, according to research.

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      Cetearyl Alcohol Cetearyl Alcohol

      Cetearyl Alcohol is a mixture of fatty alcohols consisting predominantly of cetyl and stearyl alcohols found in plants, like Coconut and Palm oils . Cetearyl Alcohol is used in cosmetics as a stabilizer to thicken an emulsion and keep it from separating, and as a foaming agent. Cetearyl Alcohol also contains emollient properties which leave skin soft and smooth.

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      Cetearyl Glucoside Cetearyl Glucoside

      It helps skin and hair retain moisture, and gives a velvety after touch. You can find it in a variety of cosmetic products such as facial moisturizer, sunscreen, anti-aging treatment, eye cream, foundation, conditioner, body firming lotion, hand cream and cleanser.

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      Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C)

      It is a relatively new derivative of Vitamin C being used in skin care products. However, it is considered to be a very stable precursor of Vitamin C that is able to liberate the powerful antioxidant in the skin. It also has skin-whitening abilities.

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      CaprylicCapric Triglyceride Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

      Caprylic mainly works as an emollient, dispersing agent and solvent. As an emollient, it both quickly penetrates the surface to condition the skin/hair, and provides a lightweight and non-greasy barrier of lubrication. As a dispersing agent, it helps enhance the delivery of vitamins, pigments and other active ingredients contained in a solution so that they become evenly spread out and fully absorbed by the epidermis.

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      Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

      In cosmetics and personal care products, Vegetable Oil and Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil are used in the formulation of bath products, cleansing products, eye makeup, fragrances, foot powders, facial makeup, personal cleanliness products, suntan products, and other skin products.

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      Crithmum Maritimum Extract (Sea Fennel Wax) Crithmum Maritimum Extract (Sea Fennel Wax)

      Sea fennel is a hardy plant that grows on rocky beaches and between pebbles; it has fleshy green leaves and yellow/green flowers. Peptides from sea fennel are being used for anti-redness and anti-blemish skin care. With the majority of its peptides being very small sea fennel peptides can penetrate into the skin.

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      Matrixyl 3000 Matrixyl 3000

      Matrixyl 3000 is an anti-aging peptide comprised of two proteins. It is used to target a wide range of aging signs which helps your skin look and act more youthful. To diminish the signs of aging, it promotes the production of collagen and elastin in the under-layers of skin.

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      Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5

      Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 is made up of chains of amino acids. It not only speeds up collagen synthesis in the skin, but has the ability to communicate with skin cells and prevent toxins that penetrate them from doing harm. This kind of communication helps skin cells to either flush out the toxins or renders it inert. It is used most often in anti-aging creams and face serums.

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      Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber Hydrosol) Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber Hydrosol)

      it is made from fresh cucumbers, this hydrosol smells wonderful. Cucumbers are extremely cooling and hydrating, as well as calming. They soothe inflamed and irritated skin, making it perfect for sensitive skin. Cucumber helps to heal and repair damaged skin, while also toning it.

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      Carbomer Carbomer

      Carbomers are thickening agents that help control the viscosity and flow of cosmetic products. They also help distribute and suspend insoluble solids into liquid, and prevent the oil and liquid parts of a solution from separating. This ingredient is contained in a wide range of personal care products such as styling gel, facial moisturizer, sunscreen, shampoo, anti-aging treatment, eye cream, cleanser and scrubs.

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      Arginine Arginine

      Arginine is abundant in many different types of foods, and your body can also make it. Arginine-rich foods include red meat, fish, poultry, wheat germ, grains, nuts and seeds, and dairy products. With regards to skin care, this ingredient mainly functions as an antioxidant that helps build collagen production. It’s mainly used in anti-aging face & body products such as lotions, night creams and serums.

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      Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea)

      Green tea has been the focus of exciting new studies indicating its effectiveness in raising metabolism for weight loss and preventing and fighting cancer as well as other disease with its super antioxidants. Green Tea has been shown to enhance the appearance of old, dying skin cells that are at the end of their life cycle. When used consistently, it can help increase skin elasticity and reduce the overall appearance of lines and wrinkles.

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      Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract (Bearberry Extract) Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract (Bearberry Extract)

      Uva ursi is any one of a variety of low-profile bushes that grow to the height of around 20 cm. The leaves of the common bearberry contain arbutin, a natural compound that has been shown to inactivate the enzyme responsible for skin pigmentation. It is used for lightening age spots, freckles, sun spots, and for treating conditions such as Melasma and evening out blotchy skin tone for a more uniform, brighter complexion. 

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      Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry Extract) Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry Extract)

      Blueberry Fruit Extract is a natural extract of the fruit of Vaccinium Angustifolium. They contain antioxidants as well as vitamins A and C. They are an excellent addition to any formulation for personal care and cosmetic products. Blueberry Extract is commonly used in products suitable for use in face/body washes, lotions and hair care.

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      Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry)

      Native cranberries have a subtle nutty scent. The cranberry, with its strong antioxidant effect, cares for dry and mature skin or cases where the skin's natural barrier was damaged. The mobility and permeability of cell membranes are promoted, the skin's own recovery and metabolic processes are optimized through this oil. The mixture of antioxidants such as tocopherols and carotenoids protects the skin's own lipids and cell membranes from oxidative damage and delays environmental based skin aging. Dry and eczematous skin also benefits from the oil.

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      Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry Seed Oil) Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry Seed Oil)

      Raspberry seed oil is a luxurious, sweet and attractive sounding oil. It provides moisturizing, occlusive, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits for skin. Furthermore, raspberry seed oil offers anti-aging benefits of improving skin elasticity, suppleness and flexibility, while softening and smoothing the look of wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin.

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      Wildcrafted Mahonia Aquifolia (Oregon Grape) Wildcrafted Mahonia Aquifolia (Oregon Grape)

      The Oregon grape plant grows from 2 to 6 feet high and makes an excellent choice for a barrier plant. The berries are edible and are rich in vitamin C. Oregon Grape Root can be used for skin conditions including acne, boils and eczema. Topical Oregon grape is safe and effective for skin.

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      Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice)

      The liquorice plant is a legume (related to beans and peas) and is native to the Mediterranean and cultivated in countries such as Greece, Spain and Italy. It is an amazing plant, extract of which, has incredible anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, brightening, and skin tone evening benefits. Licorice extracts have skin-lightening effects and also aid in providing protection against ultra-violet radiation-induced erythema.

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      Wildcrafted Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Wildcrafted Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright)

      Eyebright is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine. Can apply eyebright directly to the eye in the form of a lotion, poultice, or eye bath to treat a variety of conditions including conjunctivitis; inflammation of the eyelids at the edge of the lashes, eye fatigue, inflammation of the blood vessels, eyelids and conjunctiva and for "glued" and inflamed eyes. For skincare purposes, you’ll find it included in many of the eye treatments and helps calm the eye area.

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      Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum Essential Oil) Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum Essential Oil)

      Helichrysum is a natural medicinal plant that’s used to make a beneficial essential oil that boasts many different full-body benefits due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Helichrysum essential oil is a vital component of cosmetic skin care formulations, and is reputed to support the multiplication of the skin's natural collagen count, contributing to the reduction of wrinkles.

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      Camellia Oil Camellia Oil

      Camellia oil is also commonly known as tea seed oil, as it is the essential oil from the seeds of the tea plant. Camellia Oil is great to use for dry or dehydrated skin. It replenishes the lost moisture in skin cells to leave soft, supple and healthy. It also helps to prevent free radical damage to your skin and hair by protecting them against environmental aggressors.

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      Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil) Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil)

      Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil is clear, yellow-green oil obtained from the avocado fruit. In cosmetics and personal care products, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil is used in many different products, including eye makeup, lipstick, makeup bases, cleansing cream, hair conditioners, sunscreen lotions, as well skin and hair care products.

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      Pelargonium Gravolens (Geranium Essential Oil) Pelargonium Gravolens (Geranium Essential Oil)

      Geranium is a perennial shrub with small pink flowers and pointy leaves that is native to South Africa. It used in cosmetics and personal care products as a fragrance ingredient.This ingredient is known to create a balance between oily and dry skin by balancing the production of sebum; this balance assists in boosting and improving the elasticity of the skin.

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      Sodium Hydroxide Sodium Hydroxide

      In cosmetics and personal care products, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium Hydroxide are used in the formulation of cleansing products, fragrances, foot powders, hair dyes and colors, makeup, nail products, personal cleanliness products, shampoos, shaving products, depilatories, skin care products, and suntan products.

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      Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10) Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10)

      Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like compound produced naturally in your body. It is an antioxidant that helps neutralize harmful free radicals, one of the causes of aging. Stress, aging or some medications can cause a natural decline in CoQ10 and in most people over thirty, levels of CoQ10 in the skin are below optimum, resulting in lesser ability to produce collagen, elastin and other important skin molecules.

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      Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate) Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate)

      Tocopheryl acetate is a form of vitamin E, a natural skin-conditioning agent and antioxidant. It is the ester of acetic acid and tocopherol and is often used as an alternative to pure tocopherol (or undiluted vitamin E) because it is considered more stable and less acidic. Tocopheryl acetate is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be isolated from vegetable oils. It is also found in dairy products, meat, eggs, cereals, nuts, and leafy green and yellow vegetables.

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      Phytic Acid Phytic Acid

      Phytic acid is used in a number of products which people use in their day-to-day life like cosmetics and oral care products. It use as skin lightening and moisturizing agent as well as the controller of sebum.Phytic acid is used by cosmetic industry mainly due to its moisturizing, chelating, deodorising, cavity prevention and bacterostatic effects.

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      Phospholipids Phospholipids

      Your cells are surrounded by a very important type of lipid, called phospholipids. Phospholipids are comprised of two types of fatty acid. That puts them in the lipid family, a broad group of naturally-occurring molecules which includes fats, waxes, sterols, fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A, D, E and K). Phospholipids are a crucial component for keeping the skin hydrated. 

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      Lecithin Lecithin

      Lecithin is a fat that is essential in the cells of the body. It can be found in many foods, including soybeans and egg yolks. Lecithin is used for treating memory disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It is also used for treating gallbladder disease, liver disease, certain types of depression, high cholesterol, anxiety, and a skin disease called eczema. Some people apply lecithin to the skin as a moisturizer.

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      Pyrus Malus (Apple) Pyrus Malus (Apple)

      Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract, commonly known as Apple Extract, is great for two things: anti-aging and skin-smoothing. It is high in antioxidants to protect your skin from free radicals, and to help it maintain youthful elasticity for longer. If that’s not enough for you, the mildly acidic nature of Apple Extract makes it a gentle exfoliator, giving you soft, nourished skin. Not to mention, it has a light, crisp fragrance to revitalize your mood.

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      Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon)

      A natural astringent with powerful antibacterial and toning properties. It is also used for it's uplifting citrus aroma and natural source of the antioxidant Vitamin C.The types of products in which these ingredients may be found include skin care products, cleansing products, eye makeup, fragrance products and hair care products.

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      Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane)

      A grass species originated in Southeast Asia, Saccharum officinarum or Sugarcane is a perennial clump-forming plant reaching a height of up to 5m. Sugar cane extracts are considered to be a major source of lactic acid that have the capacity to leave your skin feeling silky smooth because of their exfoliation and moisturizatin properties. It used in so many cosmetics and skin care products made all over the world.

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      Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate (peptides) Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate (peptides)

      This skin conditioning agent is categorized as a neuro-peptide, and believed to block the body's uptake of Na+, which in turn causes the facial muscles to relax and prevent the formation of expression lines (wrinkles). For this reason, it's mostly used in anti-aging products that are specifically designed to provide a safer alternative to botox. It serves as the active ingredient contained in SY-NAKE- an anti-wrinkle product that claims this ingredient to mimic the effects of Walgerin 1- a peptide found in snake venom known for its muscle relaxing properties.

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      Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass)

      Various varieties of Lemongrass are native to South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, India and Sri Lanka. It is now commonly found throughout Latin America and cultivated in parts of tropical Africa. Medicinally, Lemongrass is anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, an insect repellent, sedative, tonic, vasodilator (dilates blood vessels), improves circulation, and promotes lymph flow. Lemongrass aids in digestion, as well as to helps relieve the symptoms of colds and fevers, a favorite blend is with fresh Turmeric and Ginger at the onset of a cold.

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      Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate) Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate)

      It’s an effective collagen builder and free-radical scavenging ingredient essential to healthy skin. It can penetrate the skin and deliver antioxidants faster than the water soluble forms of Vitamin C. Its superior antioxidant properties has helped it become an active ingredient in a variety of skincare products such as suncreens, lotions/crèmes, anti-aging treatments and serums.

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      Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 Acetyl Hexapeptide-3

      You can conveniently apply it directly on the wrinkles without restriction, and you can apply it on all areas with wrinkles, to reduce the overall wrinkles on the face by 30%. Hexapeptide-3, a chain of six amino acids, forms a very small fragment of proteins and, as you know, being the building blocks of all things living, proteins help relax the facial tension. Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 is an amino- peptide and " is a prime brand among cosmetic products.

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      Sclerotium Gum Sclerotium Gum

      Sclerotium Gum is a gel-like thickening agent used in cosmetics and beauty products because of its versatile properties. It is a polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process (basically fermented sugar) and can be used to reduce the level of oil required in formulas, has natural skin soothing and smoothing properties, and is also used in hair products as a conditioning agent. According to the Cosmetics Database, Sclerotium Gum is emulsion stabilizing and viscosity controlling as well. It is used in cosmetics to prevent pigments from separating.

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      Xanthan Gum Xanthan Gum

      Xanthan gum is a natural ingredient that adds viscosity and texture to our products, giving them more substantial texture and “feel.” It also stabilizing them so that the oil- and water-based ingredients don’t separate. And, of course, it’s 100% plant-derived and gentle!

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      Benzyl Alcohol Benzyl Alcohol

      Benzyl alcohol is a colorless liquid that has a mild, pleasant aromatic scent. Benzyl alcohol works as an anesthetic, so it is sometimes added to formulas that relieve itching, especially eye products. Most of the time, you'll find this ingredient in eye makeup, blushes, cleansing products, shaving products, makeup, and blush, as well as in hair, nail, and other skin care products.

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      Organic Resina Propoli (Propolis) Organic Resina Propoli (Propolis)

      Propolis is a collection of resins which bees gather from leaves and bark to use in various ways in their hives. It has been known to improve the texture and tone of the skin, often tightening fine lines and making wrinkles less noticeable, moisturizing qualities improve the skin’s overall texture, making it soft, supple and smooth.

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      Pentylene Glycol Pentylene Glycol

      Pentylene Glycol is synthetic humectant used in cosmetics and beauty products that is also secondarily used as a solvent and preservative. It is both water and oil-soluble and can have moisture-binding and antimicrobial properties.

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      Retinol Retinol

      Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and a powerful ingredient. Formulas containing it help fight against signs of aging skin. It's the #1 dermatologist-recommended non-prescription skin-aging solution for its ability to improve the appearance of collagen-depleted skin, speed up skin renewal and minimize the signs of aging.

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      Alpha Lipoic Acid Alpha Lipoic Acid

      Alpha-lipoic acid is a vitamin-like chemical called an antioxidant. It can be made naturally within the body as well as found in various foods. In skincare, the benefits of alpha lipoic acid can also deter against signs of photo-aging (i.e., fine lines and wrinkles), which elicit an anti-aging effect. With its skin-protecting properties combined, topical application of alpha lipoic acid skin care products can help to defend and improve the skin’s overall quality and appearance. 

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      Alpha Propolis Alpha Propolis

      Bee propolis is defined as a resinous mixture that honey bees produce by combining their own saliva and beeswax with exuded substances they collect from tree buds, sap flows and other botanical sources. People sometimes apply propolis directly to the skin for wound cleansing, genital herpes, cold sores (herpes labialis), vaginal swelling (vaginitis), and minor burns. It is rich in amino acids, minerals, vitamins and bio-flavonoids which lavish the face and body with natural, nourishing care.

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      Ethylhexyl Palmitate Ethylhexyl Palmitate

      A derivative of palm oil lipid and is an ultra mild, skin smoothing ester. Used in cosmetic formulations as a solvent, carrying agent, pigment wetting agent, fragrance fixative and emollient. Ethylhexyl palmitate is a derivative of palm oil often used as an organic replacement to silicone. It is found in many skin care products as an ingredient used to adjust the consistency.

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      Verbascum Thapsus (Mullein) Extract Verbascum Thapsus (Mullein) Extract

      Common mullein is a medicinal plant readily found in roadsides, meadows and pasture lands. Mullein is applied to the skin for wounds, burns, hemorrhoids, bruises, frostbite, and skin infections (cellulitis). The leaves are used topically to soften and protect the skin.

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      Acetyl Hexapeptide-1 Acetyl Hexapeptide-1

      Acetyl Hexapeptide-1 is the reaction product of Alanine, arginine, histidine, leucine, phenylalanine and tryptophane hexapeptide with acetic acid. It activates the regulation of melanin synthesis, relating the protection of natural light and inflammatory regulator. It also can help repair DNA damage caused by UV exposure and reduce the skin erythema.

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      Indigofera Tinctoria (Wild Indigo) Extract Indigofera Tinctoria (Wild Indigo) Extract

      Wild indigo is a perennial plant that grows about 2 to 3 feet in height and grows a 3-leaved, bluish-green clover-like leaves. Indigo has anti-inflammatory benefits!  Wild Indigo extract stimulates beta endorphin release and provides relief for sensitive skins.

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      Macadamia Ternifolia Seed (Macadamia Nut) Oil Macadamia Ternifolia Seed (Macadamia Nut) Oil

      Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil functions as a skin conditioning agent and as a hair conditioning agent. A topical application of oils is an essential component of age defying skincare. Oils act as a carrier for other key ingredients, as well as improving the function of the lipid barrier, which keeps the skin moist and hydrated.

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      Vitis Vinifera Seed (Grapseed) Oil Vitis Vinifera Seed (Grapseed) Oil

      Vitis Vinifera is the technical name for Grape Seed Extract, which is used in cosmetics and personal care products because of its natural antioxidant properties. Grape Seed Extract has numerous beneficial properties. It is an outstanding antioxidant and UV absorber ingredient. It conditions and treats the skin, promotes moisture restoration, help penetration of other ingredients, improves skin’s texture. Vitis Vinifera has been traditionally used as a wound healer and anti-inflammatory.

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      Pyrus Malus Fruit (Apple)Extract Pyrus Malus Fruit (Apple)Extract

      Pyrus malus is the scientific name for the apple. Apple-derived ingredients are obtained from the fruit, leaf, stem, root or flower of the plant Pyrus malus. In cosmetics and personal care products, the ingredients derived from Pyrus malus are used in the formulation of a wide variety of products including hair conditioners, hand and body lotions, and shampoos.

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      Ascorbic Acid Ascorbic Acid

      Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is used to prevent or treat low levels of vitamin C in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their diets. Vitamin C plays an important role in the body. It is needed to maintain the health of skin, cartilage, teeth, bone, and blood vessels. It is also used to protect your body's cells from damage. It is known as an antioxidant. Vitamin C provides a range of benefits, from evening out your skin tone, shielding skin from the visible impacts of pollution, significantly improving hydration, and keeping your skin looking younger, longer!

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      Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract

      Lonicera caprifolium is a species of perennial flowering plants in the genus Lonicera of the Caprifoliaceae family. It is an effective antimicrobial for both gram negative and gram positive growth. For this reason, it is sometimes used as a natural preservative to extend the shelf life of personal care products. Parabens are found in a variety of cosmetic products including moisturizers and personal lubricants.

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      Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract

      Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract is an extract of the flowers of the Japanese Caprofilia (honeysuckle), Lonicera japonica, Caprifoliaceae. It can be used in skin care products such as creams and lotions, serums, toners, antiaging products, baby care products.

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      Pullulan Pullulan

      Pullulan is an extracellular polysaccharide which was first reported from Aureobasidium pullulans. It is a natural water-soluble polysaccharide produced from starch by fermentation. It is an odorless, flavorless, and highly stable white powder. Pullulan is seen as an ingredient in cosmetics and beauty products, specifically anti-aging products, because of its ability to provide an instant skin-tightening effect as it adheres to the skin. It is able to quickly form a sheer film that temporarily improves skin's texture and appearance.

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      Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium) Extract Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium) Extract

      The Wild Geranium, a relatively common flower, delivers some wonderful skin benefits. The leaves, stems, and roots are high in tannins and offer amazing natural astringent properties. Astringents cause the skin to contract which results in toned, firm skin, and the diminished appearance of wrinkles. This contracting action also helps reduce inflammation. Geranium also includes cytophylactic properties. In non-science terms, it means it encourages new cell growth to promote skin healing. Plus, it’s a natural antibacterial for healthy skin all around!

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      Potassium Cocoate (Organic Coconut Oil derived) Potassium Cocoate (Organic Coconut Oil derived)

      Potassium cocoate is a potassium salt that originates from the fatty acids present in coconut oil. Due to its foaming properties, Potassium cocoate is used widely in shampoos, scrubs and liquid soaps. Since Potassium cocoate is derived from the whole oil, it contains glycerine, which serves as a natural moisturiser. It provides an all-natural plant based cleanser to the skin with zero toxic chemicals. 

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      Potassium Sunflower seedate (Organic Sunflower Seed Oil) derived Potassium Sunflower seedate (Organic Sunflower Seed Oil) derived

      Sunflower oil is the source of Vitamin E. Its large amount defines the powerful benefits of sunflower oil for skin. Vitamin E acts as an emollient that traps moisture inside skin cells. Therefore, using sunflower oil for skin helps keep it hydrated for a longer period. One of the options is to add a few drops of the oil into a commercial cream.

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      Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum

      Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum (also called Guar Gum) is a type of polysaccharide called galactomannan made from legume plants that consists of a polymannose backbone to which galactose groups are bound. Derivatives of Guar Gum that also may be used in cosmetics, personal care products and skin care products.

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      Potassium Castorate (Organic Castor Oil derived) Potassium Castorate (Organic Castor Oil derived)

      Castor oil is a vegetable oil that is used for a wide range of cosmetic and medical purposes. It is said to provide health benefits for the face and skin. Castor oil comes from seeds of the ricinus communis plant, which is native to tropical areas of Africa and Asia.

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      Citric Acid Citric Acid

      Citric acid is a key intermediate in metabolism. It is an acid compound found in citrus fruits. The salts of citric acid (citrates) can be used as anticoagulants due to their calcium chelating ability. It is often used to adjust the pH of skin care products.citric acid is often used to adjust the pH of skin care products. This acid is a type of alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), which exfoliates the skin and as a result of which it removes dead skin cells in the pores of skin. 

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      Lavandula Augustifolia (Lavender Distillate) Lavandula Augustifolia (Lavender Distillate)

      Organic Lavender Distillate - BCE2004 is a colorless to pale yellow limpid liquid distillate obtained by steam distillation of the organic flowering top of "Lavandula Angustifolia". It is traditionally used as bath water or wash water. It can also be used as a lotion for skin problems such as acne or oily skin, and can also be used to rinse hair and cleanses the scalp.

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      Japanese honeysuckle Japanese honeysuckle

      Japanese Honeysuckle Extract is not a true extract. It undergoes advanced processing that alters the original compounds in the true plant extract, found in a variety of cosmetic products including moisturizers, shaving gels, personal lubricants, tanning solutions and even toothpaste.

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      Avocado Butter Avocado Butter

      Avocado butter is one of the secrets to beauty and healthy skin. Avocado leaves your skin soft and supple. It also helps in soothing the skin effectively. contain many vitamins such as Vitamin C, A and E, which is essential for the skin.It works well for wrinkles, age spots, effectively hydrates dry skin and reduces fine lines on the skin.

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      Rosehip Seed Oil Rosa Canina (Rosehip Oil)

      Extracted from the seeds of the wild rose bush, the rosehip oil was a beauty secret guarded by the Egyptians and Mayans. Its incredible properties are due to the presence of oleic, palmitic, linoleic and gamma linolenic acid and Vitamin C.It can greatly help in correcting dark spots. reducing fine lines and hydrating dry, itchy skin. The Vitamins stimulate collagen production while the fatty acids reduce the effects of eczema and skin conditions.

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      Chamomile Hydrosol (Matricaria Recutita) Chamomile Hydrosol (Matricaria Recutita)

      For refreshing dry and sensitive skin. Very mild, suitable for care of babies before sleep. Provides natural protection of sensitive, delicate and irritated skin. Gives more shine to fair hair, slightly brightens darker hair. Reduces dark circles around the eyes and calms reddened or tired eyes. Spray on a cotton pad and use as compress or to wash the eyes. Suitable base for essential oils instead of carrier oils which could be too heavy for sensitive and delicate skin. Used as a toner, makes the skin smooth and soft.

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      Organic Glycerin Organic Glycerin

      Glycerin is used in cosmetics and personal care products mainly to improve skin's smoothness and moisture content. It is a humectant, naturally emollient, and has a cooling effect on skin. It used in Facial moisturizer, body lotion, sunscreen, makeup, hair care and water-based personal lubricants.

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      Organic Cocoa Seed Butter Organic Cocoa Seed Butter

      Cocoa beans are native to parts of Central and South America and have been harvested to make natural skin moisturizers in places like Mesoamerica and the Caribbean for centuries. Because it has a mild fragrance, a smooth texture (due to its “emollient” properties) and is ultra-hydrating, cocoa butter is a very popular ingredient today around the world in all sorts of commercial beauty products.

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      Organic Lecithin Organic Lecithin

      It protects skin from moisture loss and oxidation. Traditionally in skin care, the lecithin used is extracted from soy beans, which creates a thick, waxy substance. Its powerful moisturizing properties help to keep the skin hydrated, making it an excellent additive for restorative creams, or for products designed for mature, dry, or overworked skin.

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      Organic Evening Primrose Oil Organic Evening Primrose Oil

      It is best known for its ability to balance the hormone levels, cure menopausal symptoms, and induce labor. If used regularly, it provides a wide range of benefits to your health, skin, and hair. The oil is a beautiful golden yellow and has a slightly nutty scent. It has a thick consistency that is absorbed into the skin very slowly.

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      Aspartic Acid Aspartic Acid

      Aspartic acid is a nonessential amino acid that is made from glutamic acid by enzymes using vitamin B6. Amino acids are naturally present in skin. It works as conductors, orchestrating an incredibly complex “concert” that allows our skin to thrive and to stay hydrated. Products in which it may be found include baby products, cleansing products, eye makeup and skin care products.

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      Glycine Glycine

      Glycine is an amino acid, a building block for protein. When used within a skin care product or other topical treatment, glycine may help to repair damaged tissue and to promote healing. It is commonly used in skin conditioning and skin firming because it is a natural emollient and moisturizer.

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      Alanine Alanine

      Alanine is a non-essential amino acid that occurs in high levels in its free state in plasma. It is produced from pyruvate by transamination. It is used in a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products as a skin conditioning agent, anti-static agent and masking ingredient.

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      Serine Serine

      Serine is a nonessential amino acid that the human body can make from two other amino acids, glycine and threonine. Amino acids are generally thought to be beneficial to the skin because of their ability to aid in collagen production, boost skin's elasticity, and replenish moisture. Products in which it may be found include cleansing products, eye makeup and skin care products.

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      Valine Valine

      Valine is an aliphatic and extremely hydrophobic essential amino acid in humans related to leucine, Valine is found in many proteins, mostly in the interior of globular proteins helping to determine three-dimensional structure. A glycogenic amino acid, valine maintains mental vigor, muscle coordination, and emotional calm. Valine supplements are used for muscle growth, tissue repair, and energy. It may be used in cosmetics and personal care products.

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      Proline Proline

      Proline is formally not an amino acid, but an imino acid. Proline is seen in cosmetics and beauty products primarily as a hair and skin conditioning agent, but also as a fragrance ingredient. It can also be used in formulas to act as a moisturizer when mixed with water.

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      Threonine Threonine

      Threonine is an essential amino acid in humans (provided by food), Threonine is an important residue of many proteins, such as tooth enamel, collagen, and elastin. Threonine used in cosmetics and personal care products because of its ability to promote growth though protein balance maintenance. One of its primary functions is its assistance in creating glycine and serine

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      Isoleucine Isoleucine

      Isoleucine is one of nine essential amino acids in humans (present in dietary proteins), Isoleucine has diverse physiological functions, such as assisting wound healing, detoxification of nitrogenous wastes, stimulating immune function, and promoting secretion of several hormones. In cosmetics and personal care products, the amino acids function primarily as hair conditioning agents and skin conditioning agents

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      Histidine Histidine

      Histidine is an essential amino acids. Amino acids are chemicals that are very important to life on Earth. These chemicals are what creates proteins and enzymes that allow life on the planet to occur. In cosmetics and personal care products, the amino acids function primarily as hair conditioning agents and skin conditioning agents

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      Phenylalanine Phenylalanine

      Phenylalanine is an amino acid, a "building block" of protein. There are three forms of phenylalanine: D-phenylalanine, L-phenylalanine, and the mix made in the laboratory called DL-phenylalanine. In cosmetics and personal care products, the amino acids function primarily as hair conditioning agents and skin conditioning agents

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      Caprylyl Glucoside Caprylyl Glucoside

      Alkyl glucoside ingredients are formed by reacting an alcohol or mixtures of alcohols (that vary by carbon chain length) with a cyclic form of the sugar, glucose or glucose polymers. It may be used in baby products, cleansing products, skin care products, eye makeup and hair care products including hair dyes and colors.

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      Organic Buriti Oil Organic Buriti Oil

      The Buriti, also known as the Moriche palm, is a large palm tree. The oil deeply nourishes and moisturizes the skin, repairs the epidermis and is highly effective in improving the skin’s elasticity. The anti-oxidant activity of the oil protects the lipid membranes that surround all skin cells.

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      Organic Oregano Leaf Extract Organic Oregano Leaf Extract

      Oregano oil is one of the best natural supplements you can get. It’s produced from the perennial herb oregano and loaded with free-radical-crushing antioxidants. Oregano is a rich source of Vitamin K. It acts as a protective scavenger against free radicals that play a role in aging and various skin diseases.

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      Organic Thyme Extract Organic Thyme Extract

      It heals sores, wounds, scars, and cuts. It even relieves burns and acts as a natural remedy for skin rashes and since thyme is high in antioxidants, it can slow down the aging process and give you healthy and glowing skin. But thyme is also fast gaining a reputation for its medicinal qualities, such as its ability to help treat acne and high blood pressure.

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      Organic Olive Leaf Extract Organic Olive Leaf Extract

      Olive oil and olive leaves have numerous benefits to skin. It contains linoleic acid, a fatty acid that helps it moisturize. Olive oil also has vitamin A and E. Olive leaves contain several beneficial flavonoids, including quercetin, rutin, and kaempferol.

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      Organic Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil) Organic Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil)

      Pressed from the nut kernels of the Sweet Almond tree, this fine, nearly colorless and odorless oil, is especially mild and gentle. It is extremely well-tolerated by the skin and is easily absorbed. Due to its high content of essential fatty acids, it protects the skin from drying and improves the skin’s barrier function, keeping it smooth and supple.

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      Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clove Essential Oil- for effect, not for smell) Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clove Essential Oil- for effect, not for smell)

      The main compound in clove bud essential oil is eugenol. Clove oil’s ability to effectively kill off both the planktonic cells and biofilms of a bacteria. It may be used in cosmetics and skin care products.

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      Juniperus Communis (Juniper Extract) Juniperus Communis (Juniper Extract)

      There are a number of ingredients derived from four species of juniper that may be used in cosmetic and personal care products. These include Juniperus Communis Fruit extract, Juniperus Oxycedrus Fruit Extract, Juniperus Oxycedrus Wood extract, Juniperus Phoenicea Extract and Juniperus Virginiana Wood Extract. The Juniper-derived ingredients are used in the formulation of makeup products such as lipsticks, foundations, mascara, blushers, and face powders, as well as some skin care products.

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      Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil

      Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. A number of ingredients made from Castor Oil may also be used in cosmetic products. In cosmetics and personal care products, Castor Oil and related ingredients are used in the formulation of many different cosmetic and personal care products including lipstick, skin-care products, and bath soaps.

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      Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax

      Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, also called Candelilla Wax, is obtained from the plant Euphorbia cerifera. In cosmetics and personal care products, Beeswax and the plant waxes are used in the formulation a wide range of products including baby products, lipstick, makeup, fragrances, coloring and noncoloring hair products, nail and skin care products, personal cleanliness products, shaving products as well as suncreen and suntan products.

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      Kaolin Kaolin

      Kaolin, also called china clay, soft white clay that is an essential ingredient in the manufacture of china and porcelain and is widely used in the making of paper, rubber, paint, and many other products. In cosmetics, kaolin helps to cleanse and exfoliate debris and skin cells on the surface of the skin.

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      Magnesium Stearate Magnesium Stearate

      Magnesium stearate is a fine white power that sticks to your skin and is greasy to the touch. It’s a simple salt made up of two substances, a saturated fat called stearic acid and the mineral magnesium. Stearic acid can also be found in many foods.

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      Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract

      Extract derived from the leaf or flower of the thyme plant. It can have potent antioxidant properties. Thyme extract’s beneficial components can benefit skin. It may be used in Soothing creams, lotions, and ointments.

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      Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Root Extract Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Root Extract

      Goldenseal root also known as yellow root or turmeric is extracted in glycerin and water. It is a light to medium amber liquid. Goldenseal extract contains berberine that has been found to have anti-septic properties and can be used in products for acne. It has been shown to be useful for skin irritations make it a good ingredient for face cleansers, products for the sensitive skin, after-sun and bath products, and soothing lotions.

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      Titanium Dioxide Titanium Dioxide

      Titanium dioxide is a mineral as old as the earth itself. Used primarily as a sun protectant, titanium dioxide has been shown to absorb ultraviolet (UV) light before it reaches your skin. When added to cosmetics and skin care products, it provides a shield that protects your skin from damaging, aging and burning UV rays.

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      Organic Jojoba Oil Organic Jojoba Oil

      Jojoba oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba) is the liquid that comes from the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) plant, which is a shrub native to southern Arizona, southern California and northwestern Mexico. It plays the role of sebum and moisturizes our skin and hair when our body stops doing it naturally.

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      Organic Caranuba Wax Organic Caranuba Wax

      Carnauba wax is a vegetable wax obtained from the leaves of a Brazilian palm tree (Copernica cerifera) known as the “Tree of Life.” Carnauba wax is the hardest natural wax available. Commercially, it is widely used in the cosmetic, body care, food, pharmaceutical, automotive, and other industries. Carnauba wax is a wonderful ingredient to use in natural cosmetics.

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      Organic Cinnamon Bark Extract Organic Cinnamon Bark Extract

      Cinnamon bark comes from a tree called Cinnamomum verum. Cinnamon is said to improve fine lines by plumping the skin. It also help in Cleanses the Scalp, Treatment for Eczema, Treatment for Acne and reduce signs of aging.

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      Myrica Pubescens Fruit Wax (Laurel Wax) Myrica Pubescens Fruit Wax (Laurel Wax)

      A vegetable wax obtained from the fruit of the Myrica Pubescens and commonly know as laurel wax. The wax is water extracted and greenish-white in color. It is a low melting range, hard wax with a high saponification value, and has the feel of soap when handled. It is useful in the development of natural cosmetics and personal care products. In skin care applications, Laurel Wax contributes to a glossy, rich, creamy feel and is considered quite stable.

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      Sodium PCA Sodium PCA

      It is the sodium salt of Pyroglutamic Acid, a naturally occurring Amino Acid known as Proline, that is found in proteins. It is considered an important humectant, helping to reduce loss of moisture, anti ageing and preventing our skin cells from losing water and drying out.

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      Silica Silica

      The industrial economy may someday run out of one of its essential natural resources, oil, but at least the high-tech economy is safe in its supply of silicon, the element that is the key ingredient in every computer processor. It is used as a versatile ingredient in the cosmetics and skin care industry because of its ability to serve as a an abrasive, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent and suspending agent.

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      Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil

      Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil is the oil obtained from the ripe fruit of Olea europaea. Addition of hydrogen to olive oil results in Hydrogenated Olive Oil. Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil and the other olive oil-derived ingredients are used in the formulation of a wide variety of product types, including bath products, bath soaps and detergents, cleansing products, depilatories, makeup, hair conditioners, shampoos, skin care products, shaving products, personal cleanliness products, and suntan products.

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      Oriza Sativa (Rice Bran) Wax Oriza Sativa (Rice Bran) Wax

      Many ingredients made from rice may be used in cosmetics and personal care products. These include various oils and fats, (Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Rice Bran Acid, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, and Hydrogenated Rice Bran Wax), and extracts (Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Oryza Sative (Rice) Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, and Hydrolyzed Rice Extract).

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      Vanilla Planifolia Vanilla Planifolia

      The Vanilla orchid’s blooms are large and can be white, cream, greenish-yellow, or light green in color. Some blooms even have a trumpet-shaped lip, much like a Cattleya orchid. The vanilla plant is a source of catechins (also known as polyphenols), which have antioxidant activity and serve as skin-soothing agents.

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      Mica Mica

      Micas may originate as the result of diverse processes under several different conditions. It is also popular in skincare products designed to create a glow effect, particularly those marketed as brightening or illuminating.

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      Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

      Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine is similar to cocamidopropyl betaine. It is a synthetic detergent used also as a foam booster, thickener, and anti-static agent. As a mild surfactant, it gently cleanses the skin/hair and helps deliver other ingredients contained in a product, particularly moisturizing and cleansing ones. It's mostly used in cleanser, hair dye, bubble bath and conditioner.

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      Cocamidopropyl Betaine Cocamidopropyl Betaine

      Cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) is a fatty acid derived from coconut oil. It is a clear, yellow liquid that is slightly viscous and has a slightly fatty odor. Gentle surfactant used in skincare products, almost always as a secondary cleansing agent and lather booster. When used alone as the sole cleansing agent, it is too mild to clean adult skin and hair.

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      Cocamide MIPA Cocamide MIPA

      This ingredient works in a variety of ways, including as an emulsifier, a stabilizer, a thickener, a surfactant, an anticorrosive agent and a foaming agent. Its function is very similar to that of Cocamide DEA and Cocamide MEA. It’s mostly contained in personal care products such as shampoo, hair dye, conditioner, body wash, dandruff treatment, bubble bath, exfoliant/scrub, cleanser and liquid hand soap.

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      Avena Sativa Seed (Organic Oat) Extract Avena Sativa Seed (Organic Oat) Extract

      Milky oats are the oat tops harvested when they are in their milky stage, during which the oat tops release a white, milky sap when squeezed. It is structurally similar to hyaluronic acid, which is extensively used to produce high-viscosity preparations and as a skin moisturizing and smoothing agent. Skin and hair conditioning, hair and skin repair and as an antifungal are the suggested applications for Oat Extract.

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      Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate

      Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is a cleaning agent that is gentle to skin. Even in high consistency, it still causes little irritation. It also has good cleaning ability, resistance to hard water, medium foaming ability, easiness of rinsing, good smoothness and biodegradation. It’s found in 95% of commercial shampoos (Source) and acts as a degreaser by binding to dirt and oil on the hair and scalp.

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      Sodium Lactate Sodium Lactate

      Sodium Lactate is the natural salt derived from a natural fermentation product, lactic acid. It is naturally produced in the skin and also occurs naturally in all animal and human muscle tissue. It is also seen in cosmetics and beauty products, especially shampoos and liquid cleansers, as a preservative, buffering agent, pH controlling agent, or exfoliant.

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      Boswellia Serrata Oil (Frankincense Essential Oil) Boswellia Serrata Oil (Frankincense Essential Oil)

      Frankincense has a warm, sweet, earthy fragrance and is used in aromatherapy to support emotional healing, soothe the mind, and focus attention. It is also thought to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic powers and works as an expectorant. Frankincense is great for your skin as well, helping heal scars and treat acne. This essential oil perks up aging skin.

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      Rosmarinus Officinalis (Organic Rosemary) Extract Rosmarinus Officinalis (Organic Rosemary) Extract

      In an extensive search for bioactive compounds from plant sources, the composition of different extracts of rosemary leaves. Rosemary-derived ingredients are used in the formulation of a wide variety of product types, including shampoos, shaving products, skin care products, suntan products, bath products, makeup, cleansing products, hair conditioners, permanent waves, shampoos and personal cleanliness products.

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      Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Organic Green/White Tea) Extract Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Organic Green/White Tea) Extract

      The tea plant ranges in height from 3 to 40 feet and has small shiny, dark green leaves. The small, fragrant flowers have white petals, and the fruits contain one round, pale brown seed. Green Tea and Lotus hold multiple antioxidant properties when applied to the skin. White tea also encourages longer moisture retention for your skin. Combine that with potent anti-aging compounds and it's an option to consider for keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay. White tea, like green tea also contains catechins which have anti-inflammatory properties.

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      Olea Europaea Fruit (Organic Olive) Oil Olea Europaea Fruit (Organic Olive) Oil

      Olive oil is pressed from the olive fruit, the seeds, or both. The best quality supplies are made from pure pulp oil. Olive oil has a long tradition as a carrier oil for vegetable extracts or as a base oil for healing ointments. It also has reconstructive properties for the skin. It is absorbed very slowly into the skin, where it is especially emollient, which makes it ideal for the care of rough and scaly skin. Its high oleic acid content makes it protective and moisturizing, and it also has reconstructive properties for the skin.

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      Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Extract Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Extract

      Origanum vulgare is the botanical name for the spice oregano. It is commonly used to flavor food or brew tea. The essential oil of oregano also has several alternate uses. Oregano benefits the skin by treating acne or pimples. It has amazing antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant properties. Oregano is widely used in medicated skin care products such as foot creams, skin toner and face wash.

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      Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

      As a known antioxidant, anti-aging agent, moisturizer, anti-inflammatory, with enhanced SPF properties, Tocopherol Acetate is valued both as a dietary supplement and skincare active. It is used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care products, including lipstick, eye shadow, blushers, face powders and foundations, moisturizers, skin care products.

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      Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil

      The components specified by the international standard were selected for a variety of reasons, including provenance verification and biological activity. Tea tree oil is applied to the skin for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail, lice, scabies and ringworm. can help soothe dry skin by reducing itching and irritation.

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      Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)

      Acts as a skin conditioning agent and viscosity (thickness) increasing agent. Its function as a dermal conditioner is two fold. Firstly, it helps retain moisture and lessen the loss of water by forming a barrier on the skin's surface. Secondly, it also works to reduce the appearance of rough patches and dry flakes on the skin.

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      Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Callus Culture Extract Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Callus Culture Extract

      Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract maybe used in cosmetics and personal care products. The types of products in which these ingredients may be found include soaps and detergents, skin care products, cleansing products, fragrance products and hair care products.

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      Ferulic Acid Ferulic Acid

      Ferulic acid is a powerful antioxidant. It's naturally found in fruit seeds like oranges and apples, and in vegetables and nuts. Most often it is used in combination with vitamins C and E. This way, the individual benefits of each ingredient are strengthened, resulting in very effective UV protection. It can restore collagen synthesis after UV exposure and thus reduce the symptoms of skin ageing. These properties make it a desirable component in sunscreens and antioxidant formulations.

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      Simondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil Simondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil

      Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil and Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Wax, also called Jojoba Oil and Jojoba Wax, are natural ingredients derived from the seeds of the desert shrub, Simmondsia chinensis. Product in which Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil may be found include eye makeup, hair care products, makeup, nail care products, personal hygiene products, shaving products and skin care products.

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      Colloidal Silver Colloidal Silver

      Colloidal silver products were once available as over-the-counter drug products. It helped the skin repair itself, resulting in dramatically enhanced the healing of damaged skin tissues. Silver’s ability to kill bacteria and speed cell-regeneration makes it a powerful panacea for skin damage and infection.

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      Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil

      Pelargonium graveolens is an erect, multi-branched shrub, that grows up to 1.5 m and has a spread of 1 m. The leaves are deeply incised, velvety and soft to the touch. has stimulating and regenerating properties making this essential oil wonderful as a body skincare product for all skin types. It commonly used in cosmetics and personal care products as a fragrance ingredient.

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      Magnesium Carbonate Magnesium Carbonate

      This medication is a mineral supplement used to prevent and treat low amounts of magnesium in the blood. Magnesium is very important for the normal functioning of cells. It used in makeup products, personal cleanliness products, shaving products, oral care products and skin and hair care products.

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      Potassium Carbonate Potassium Carbonate

      Potassium carbonate (K2CO3) is a white salt, soluble in water (insoluble in ethanol) which forms a strongly alkaline solution. It is a white powder and used in makeup products, personal cleanliness products, shaving products, oral care products and skin and hair care products.

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      Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract

      Natural Sourcing has launched a grapefruit seed extract for the preservation of natural formulations. Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) is a broad spectrum, citrus-based antimicrobial that can be used to extend product shelf life (two years) and protect personal skin care formulations against bacteria and fungus.

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      Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit Extract Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit Extract

      Myrciaria dubia, commonly known as camu camu, camucamu, cacari, or camocamo, is a small bushy riverside tree from the Amazon rainforest in Peru and Brazil, which grows to a height of 3–5 m (9.8–16.4 ft) and bears a red/purple cherry-like fruit. It is perfect for use in sun care applications. The base of Camu Camu Extract is glycerin, which can help moisturize the skin. In addition to enhancing the skin’s barrier function, glycerin also helps to modulate aquaporin activity.

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      Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Extract Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Extract

      Juice extract from M. citrifolia fruit was lyophilized and used in anti-fungal testing. Anti-fungal activity of M. citrifolia fruit extract against C. albicans was tested in vitro at various concentrations. Acne, pimples, discoloration, roughness and ashyness of skin, and a few other skin issues and irritations are said to be alleviated by applying cal skin care products containing noni extract.

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      Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate Crosspolymer Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate Crosspolymer

      C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer contains both hydrophilic and hydrophobic groups allowing for the polymer to bind to both water and oil, making it useful in combining the two phases to create a single smooth consistency. It is also used as a stabilizer, to increase the viscosity of a product and to form a film when applied topically. AACP is commonly found in moisturizers, sunscreen, cleansers and anti-aging skin care in general.

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