22 Jan 2020
Behind The Brand: The Ingredients
We’re really big on ingredients. Especially when we’re putting them on our skin. We think it’s important for you to know what’s in our products and why they’re in our products. So, we put together this lil’ ingredient glossary resource. We want to be 100% transparent, so if there’s something in here or not in here that you have a question about, email us at [email protected]. Let’s get into it!
Coconut Oil aids in keeping the skin’s connective tissues strong and connected. It’s full of medium-chain fatty acids, so the skin can retain moisture. But, coconut oil doesn’t stop there, it’s also extremely good at preventing the growth of harmful microorganisms that cause inflammatory acne. Coconut Oil is in our Lip Cream, Day Cream, and Eye Cream.
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+)
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+) is a tiny (but mighty) molecule that has proven itself to be a major player in the youthfulness and health of all living cells in the body. For the most part, it’s a vital component in our bodies that maintains our cellular health and longevity. As we age, the natural supply of NAD+ in our bodies decline. So, our Lip Cream, Day Cream, Night Cream, Eye Cream, and Serum are coming to the rescue!
Shea Butter is known as a “skin superfood” for so many reasons. Known for its anti-aging properties, it decreases the breakdown of collagen present in the skin while also promoting collagen production. Shea butter is also known to moisturize for hours after application and really soak into the depths of the skin. Shea Butter is in our Night Cream and Eye Cream.
Vitamin E, like Vitamin C, is a total skin restoration hero. This natural antioxidant battles free radicals while also protecting the skin and creating a natural barrier to environmental stressors like pollution, smoking, lack of sleep, and more. Vitamin E is in our Lip Cream, Day Cream, Night Cream, Eye Cream, and Serum.
Pisum Sativum (Pea) Peptide
Pisum Sativum (Pea) Peptide has an extremely high nutritional value for the skin and contains a complete source of essential amino acids. It boosts the production of collagen through its richness in lysine. It’s also a natural antioxidant with moisture-binding and anti-inflammatory properties. It firms, moisturizes, and smooths the skin. Pisum Sativum (Pea) Peptide is in our Lip Cream and Eye Cream.
Hydrolyzed Peruvian Inca Sacha Extract
Hydrolyzed Peruvian Inca Sacha Extract is considered to be one of the most nutritionally dense sources of essential fatty acids and vitamins. It excels at protecting against sun exposure and preventing inflammation (double win). Due to its fatty acids, it smooths and softens without clogging pores. Hydrolyzed Peruvian Inca Sacha Extract is in our Lip Cream, Eye Cream, and Serum.
Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate has an amazing ability to hold on to water as it moves through the skin’s layers. Its low molecular weight allows it to do this at a deep level, which ultimately improves elasticity and reduces signs of aging. Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate is in our Lip Cream, Day Cream, Night Cream, Eye Cream, and Serum.
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Extract is a gentle antioxidant that’s known to calm irritation, redness, and swelling while also being a powerful exfoliant. Not only does it have an *ah*mazing calming effect, but it also helps remove pollutants, dirt, and bacteria on the skin. Green Tea Extract is in our Lip Cream, Day Cream, and Eye Cream.
Proline - Alpha Amino Acid
Proline - Alpha Amino Acid works in partnership with Peptides in order to diminish signs of aging. Proline works to make fine lines and wrinkles less deep by tackling the aging at the source. It’s great for all ages and skin types, as it’s amazing at preventative care. Proline - Alpha Amino Acid is in our Lip Cream and Eye Cream.
Bees Wax is an amazing healer and softener along with being a top-notch antibacterial agent. It creates a protective barrier between the skin and the world without clogging pores (thank you beeswax, thank you). It’s also rich in Vitamin A which supports cell health. Bees Wax is in our Day Cream.
Sodium Hyaluronate holds 1000x its weight in water and easily penetrates the layers of the skin. Sodium hyaluronate levels up the skincare game by creating more plump and firm skin while also having the added benefit of being a naturally occurring ingredient in the human body. Sodium Hyaluronate is in our Day Cream.
Natural Lemon Essential Oil
Natural Lemon Essential Oil has antimicrobial and astringent properties that make it a gentle but potent performer in fighting acne and hyperpigmentation. It also helps clear the skin of clogged pores caused by dead skin cells. Natural Lemon Essential Oil is in our Day Cream.
Glycolic Acid is a fan-favorite (seriously, it’s the best) for exfoliating and creating a brighter and fresher complexion while also fighting signs of aging and scarring. Glycolic Acid is in our Night Cream.
Argania Oil is a natural oil that is rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids. Topically, it protects against sun damage and reduces signs of aging. Elasticity and skin suppleness is this ingredient’s specialty. Argania Oil is in our Night Cream.
CoQ10 naturally occurs in the body, but as we age, our bodies produce less and less. CoQ10 is the go-to for keeping skin cells young and hydrated. It also rocks at reducing sun damage and evening out complexion. CoQ10 is in our Night Cream and Serum.
Rose Water Extract
Rose Water Extract rescues the skin with its anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties. It cleanses while also helping maintain the skin’s pH balance. Not to mention, it smells divine. Rose Water Extract is in our Night Cream.
Hydrolyzed Rice Protein
Hydrolyzed Rice Protein leaves the skin feeling soft and supple by hydrating the surface. It’s also an effective anti-irritant! Hydrolyzed Rice Protein is in our Eye Cream.
Natural Lavender Essential Oil
Natural Lavender Essential Oil not only has aromatic calming benefits but topical ones too! Lavender can reduce skin discoloration as well as lighten and brighten the skin. Natural Lavender Essential Oil is in our Eye Cream and Night Cream.
L - arginine
L - arginine protects the skin’s collagen while also promoting the production of it (it’s like a well-oiled collagen machine). Arginine fights signs of aging from the sun and other environmental factors. L - Arginine is in our Serum.