INGREDIENTS GLOSSARY

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ACANTHOPANAX SENTICOSUS (ELEUTHERO) ROOT EXTRACT - SIBERIAN GINSENG EXTRACT

Similar to its cousin species, Panax Ginseng, this herb is packed with anti-aging antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins to help nourish and repair skin. The main difference is that Siberian Ginseng is known to be more stimulating than other species of Ginseng roots. We use Siberian Ginseng in our formulas due to its availability in organic tinctures that are not preserved in synthetic chemicals.

Products that contain this: Herbal Youth Mask, Omega Repair Cream

ALOE VERA LEAF JUICE

A popular hydrating, soothing and nourishing plant used in many traditional or holistic remedies worldwide. The juice of Aloe Vera leaf is used in skincare to revitalize stressed skin and recover natural hydration levels.

Products that contain this: Cooling Foam Cleanser, Arctic Breeze Rescue Mask, Cucumber Recovery Serum, Cucumber Recovery Tonic, Japanese Cherry Blossom & White Tea Smoothing Mask, Herbal Youth Collagen Boosting Mask, True Luminosity Serum

ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL

Roman Chamomile oil. Chamomile oil is rich in anti-inflammatory components, which suggest it is useful for allergy or irritant prone skin. This is used to boost calming benefits in our formulas.

Products that contain this: Cucumber Recovery Serum, Japanese Cherry Blossom & White
Tea Smoothing Mask


ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS ROOT EXTRACT

An ancient “longevity” herb used in traditional medicines in China since the early dynasties, reserved for the emperor and nobility. While modern science shows that it does not actually prolong life, there is evidence that it slows down the physical and metabolic complications of aging by targeting DNA activity. We use this as an anti-aging boost and for its topical antioxidant activities.

Products that contain this: Herbal Youth Oil

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CITRIC ACID

Organic acid found in citrus fruits such as lemon, limes or oranges. This is used in skincare as a natural AHA to help break down dirt, debris or build up of dead skin cells to promote skin regeneration. It is also used as a PH adjuster.

Products that contain this: Cooling Foam Cleanser

CHERRY BLOSSOM EXTRACT

A pink, Spring flower found in East Asia that is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Used in traditional Japanese beauty routines, studies have shown that it helps to repair the skin's natural barriers to promote a smooth, supple skin texture.

Products that contain this: Japanese Cherry Blossom & White Tea Smoothing Mask

CODIUM TOMENTOSUM EXTRACT

A type of green seaweed found in Atlantic Ocean that is high in amino acids, lipids, polysaccharides and vitamins. Used for hydrating and antioxidant properties.

Products that contain this: Cucumber Recovery Serum, True Luminosity Serum

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GLYCERIN

A humectant that hydrates the skin by drawing water from the air into the skin, thus forming a protective layer that helps retain moisture by preventing moisture loss. We use this in our formulas to help bind other hydrating and nourishing extracts to the skin.

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LEUCONOSTOC / RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE

A natural preservative made from fermenting radish root and bacteria from Kimchi, a type of pickled Korean lettuce. The peptide formed from this process has effective antibacterial properties.

Products that contain this: (All items except Herbal Youth Oil)

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MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL

Sourced from Australia, this nut oil is high in Omega-7, a rare mono-unsaturated fatty acid that can promote skin regeneration. Also contains Omega 6, 9 for added nourishing.

Products that contain this: Herbal Youth Oil, Omega Repair Cream

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OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Packed with essential fatty acids Omega 3,6,9 as well as high levels of squalene and antioxidants. Olive oil has many uses in skincare, though in our formulations we focus its use on dry skin types as it promotes both hydration and repair.

Products that contain this: Omega Repair Cream

ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT

We use this in our formulas to soften, hydrate and condition skin texture. It contains moisturizing polysaccharides, omega 3 fatty acids and micronutrients such as calcium, selenium, iron and zinc.

Products that contain this: Cucumber Recovery Serum

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PASSIFLORA INCARNATA

Passionflower Extract has been used in traditional European and South American herbal remedies for centuries, mainly as a healing treatment for irritated or injured skin. It is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and soothing properties, which is why we use it in our Cucumber Recovery Range for rebalancing combo skin types.

Products that contain this: Cucumber Recovery Tonic, Cucumber Recovery Serum

PEPPERMINT OIL

A naturally cooling oil with antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which make it beneficial for topical use on blemish prone or oily skin types. It's soothing abilities may also help to calm skin inflammation and irritations.

Products that contain this: Arctic Breeze Rescue Mask, Omega Repair Cream, Cooling Foam Cleanser

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ROSA DAMASCENE FLOWER WATER

Rose distillate / water, a staple of many skincare products for its vast benefit such
as hydrating, calming, anti-flammatory and more. It is also a mildly acidic astringent, making it suitable for oilier or blemish prone skin types and can help rebalance PH without stripping. We focus this ingredient on nourishing combo or oily skin types so that we can hydrate and revitalize skin without clogging pores or being too heavy.

Products that contain this: Arctic Breeze Rescue Mask, Cucumber Recovery Tonic, Herbal Youth Mask

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SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE

A water binding agent that hydrates the upper layer of skin by mimicking its natural carbohydrate fraction. It offers a more intensive hydration boost and is very suitable for dry skin types.

Products that contain this: Cucumber Recovery Serum, Omega Repair Cream, Japanese Cherry Blossom and White Tea Smoothing Mask

SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL

Rich in Vitamin B complexes and Vitamin E. Jojoba oil is the closest natural oil comparable to human sebum, which makes it suitable for all skin types unless there is a specific allergy. Due to its nutrient rich but calming benefits, we use organic jojoba oil to hydrate and nourish sensitive skin.

Products that contain this: Omega Repair Cream

SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE

A mild plant based foaming ingredient derived from from coconut, a natural and readily available resource that is both sustainable and renewable. It makes for a good alternative to SLS as it provides surfectant properties without being too harsh on skin.

Products that contain this: Cooling Foam Cleanser

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TOCOPHERYL

A form of Vitamin E, a fat soluble antioxidant. We use this for its emmolliency properties as it is good for
hydrating and nourishing.

Products that contain this: Herbal Youth Oil

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UBIQUINONE

A vitamin-like nutrient helps cells generate energy needed to repair & protect skin from damage. We add this in formulas to help plump and preserve elasticity in the look of skin.

Products that contain this: Herbal Youth Oil

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WHITE TEA EXTRACT

Comes from the younger tea leaves that sit on top of Green Tea bushes, usually picked by hand due to its fragility. It is believed to have more active antioxidants than traditional Green Tea, which is beneficial as a topical antioxidant for skin.

Products that contain this: Japanese Cherry Blossom & White Tea Smoothing Mask

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