Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract

Kiwi fruit extract is an excellent source of antioxidants for skin, including vitamin C and several polyphenols - giving it skin brightening and strengthening benefits. The antioxidants in kiwi can help defend skin from the visible effects of airborne pollutants.



By-product of uric acid which provides excellent skin soothing and conditioning benefits. It has potent skin healing properties and is sensitive-skin friendly.


Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer

A kind of polymer that helps to create beautiful gel-like textures. It's also a texturizer and thickener for oil-in-water emulsions. It gives products a good skin feel and does not make the formula tacky or sticky.



A powerful, skin-brightening antioxidant from the bearberry plant that prevents the formation of melanin and improves uneven complexion. Arbutin fades acne scars, prevents discoloration and is safe for those with sensitive skin.


Avena Sativa (Oat) Extract

A skin-soothing and skin-protecting ingredient used for its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties. Great for those with dry, irritated, inflamed or eczema-prone skin.


Betaine Salicylate

A beta hydroxy acid (BHA) derived from sugar beet plants similar to salicylic acid, which resurfaces the skin, reduces blackheads and stops the formation of clogged pores which can lead to acne. Betaine salicylate is a lot more gentle than salicylic acid with similar effects, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin.


Broussonetia Kazinoki Root Extract (Paper Mulberry Extract)

Broussonetia kazinoki is a deciduous tree distributed throughout eastern Asia. It is a strong antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties and is a tyrosinase inhibitor, which helps the skin by fading hyperpigmentation, dark spots and brightens overall skin tone.


Butylene Glycol

An often used glycol that works as a solvent, humectant, penetration enhancer and also gives a good slip to the products.


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

A common emollient that makes your skin feel nice and smooth. It comes from coconut oil and glycerin, it’s light-textured, clear, odorless and non-greasy. Thickens formulas and provides a protective layer to the skin to lock in moisture. Well tolerated by every skin type, even those with sensitive skin.


Centella Asiatica Extract

A skin-soothing, antioxidant-rich extract that calms skin inflammation and supports faster wound healing. Studies have shown that it has the ability to stimulate new cell growth, build collagen and improve circulation. A great ingredient to soothe irritated or compromised skin.



Ceramides are lipids (fats) naturally found in high concentrations in the uppermost layers of skin which reinforce the skin barrier and increase hydration to give you smoother, plumper skin. They preserve the skin by creating a protective layer to reduce moisture loss, minimize skin irritation and are particularly useful for those with a compromised skin barrier.


Citric Acid

Extract derived from citrus fruits and used primarily in small amounts to adjust the pH of products to prevent them from being too alkaline. It ensures proper formula pH levels.



An important lipid that can be found naturally in the outer layer of the skin. Together with ceramides and fatty acids, they play a vital role in having a healthy skin barrier and keeping the skin hydrated. It's also an emollient and stabilizer.


Citrus Junos Fruit Extract (Yuzu Extract)

Extract of the Yuzu fruit high in antioxidants, which provides skin brightening and skin conditioning benefits.



Environmentally friendly cleansing agent that does not irritate or dry out the skin. A mixture of fatty alcohol from coconut and glucose.


Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Gentle surfactant used to create a nice foaming lather for a beautiful cleansing experience.


Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract

The root extract of Turmeric has a biologically active component, curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits which are great for acne-prone skin. Turmeric helps calm skin, reducing the look of acne-related redness and lightens pigmentation.



One of the numerous forms of synthetic light-weight silicone used to improve texture which gives skin a unique, silky, non-greasy feel.  



Lightweight silicone with a silky, slippery feel that functions as a skin conditioning agent.


C12-16 Alcohols

Fatty alchohol emulsifier and thickening agent. Increases viscosity in formula while ensuring stability.


Decyl Glucoside

Mild surfactant obtained from renewable, plant-derived raw materials. Biodegradable and gentle. Gently yet effectively cleanses skin without stripping.


Dicaprylyl Carbonate

A clear, colorless, almost odorless oil that spreads nicely and easily and gives a velvet dry skin feel.


Dipropylene Glycol

A clear, colorless liquid that works as a solvent and viscosity decreasing ingredient. It also has great skin-moisturizing abilities. Has a sensorial feel that aids in product slip.


Disodium EDTA

Protects the integrity of formulas from unwanted consistency changes, pH, odor or texture changes.


Ethyl Hexanediol

A colorless, slightly viscous liquid that, similar to other glycols, is used as a solvent and texture enhancer in cosmetic products.



Preservative alternative to parabens that naturally protects formulas from microbial contamination and deterioration caused by exposure. Prevents formulas from growing bacteria and other microorganisms.


Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract

Acai is a small berry with a deep purple color. It is a potent source of antioxidants, including ferulic acid and epicatechin.





Green Tea (Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract)

An antioxidant rich in polyphenols (aka catechins) that benefit the skin due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea provides skin calming, anti-aging and sebum-reducing properties and is particularly great for those with acne-prone, sensitive skin.



A great natural moisturizer and skin-identical ingredient that plays an important role in skin hydration and general skin health.


Glyceryl Stearate

An effective emulsifier and stabilizer that easily penetrates skin to help slow water loss resulting in deep hydration. It enhances and thickens a formula's texture for a smooth and creamy appearance.


Glycol Distearate

Mixture of portions of glycerin and stearic acid used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics.


Glycol Stearate

Glycol stearate is a mixture of glycerin and stearic acid used as an emollient, surfactant, and emulsifier. May also be used to impart a pearlescent appearance to a formula.


Green Tea Water

EGCG (a polyphenol) in green tea has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which make it a powerhouse ingredient great for those with acne-prone and oily skin. Green tea water reduces sebum production and calms irritated, red skin.


Ginseng (Panax Ginseng Root Extract)

Ginseng boosts blood circulation, stimulates the synthesis of collagen and provides anti-aging benefits. It has antioxidant qualities to protect your skin from free radicals and anti-inflammatory properties to soothe redness and calm inflamed skin from acne. This powerhouse ingredient also inhibits melanin formation and balances oil production.


Hyaluronic Acid

A naturally-occurring substance in the skin which hydrates, plumps and improves the skin’s barrier. It helps the skin retain moisture and is capable of holding up to 1000x its weight in water, making it an excellent hydrator for all skin types.


Hydrogenated Polyisobutene

A synthetic emollient with research backing its ability to provide long-lasting moisture retention. It acts as a lubricant on skin’s surface, providing a soft, smooth feel.


Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer

Synthetic polymer that functions as a stabilizer, texture enhancer, and opacifying agent.










An emollient and skin conditioning agent that helps enhance the benefits and effects of other ingredients. Nourishes dry, flakey skin for a smoother texture.


Licorice Root Extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

A natural, potent antioxidant that provides skin brightening and anti-inflammatory benefits. Licorice extract helps fade hyperpigmentation and works particularly well when paired with other skin brightening ingredients like Niacinamide and Vitamin C. It also helps with balancing your skin’s oil production, reducing skin redness and irritation.






A stable form of Vitamin B3 that fights inflammation, treats acne, regulates oil production, minimizes redness, fades fine lines and dark spots and strengthens the skin barrier. Niacinamide is a powerhouse ingredient that is beneficial for all skin types - particularly those with acne-prone, sensitive skin.



A clear, slightly yellow, odorless oil that's a very common, medium-spreading emollient. It makes the skin feel nice and smooth and works in a wide range of formulas.


Palmitic Acid

Fatty Acid emollient and emulsifier that is a component of the skin's protective lipid barrier. It keeps oils and water mixed together while also offering skin smoothing effects.


Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5)

A popular humectant in personal care products due to its ability to attract and hold moisture. When topically applied, it converts to pantothenic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance within the body. There is also research showing that panthenol can help our skin to produce more lipids that are important for a strong and healthy skin barrier.


PEG-100 Stearate

A very common water-loving surfactant and emulsifier that helps to keep water and oil mixed nicely together. It's often paired with glyceryl stearate - the two together form a super effective emulsifier duo that's salt and acid tolerant and works over a wide pH range.


Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate

A skin-lipid-like material that reinforces the skin's natural protective barrier, makes your skin nice and smooth (emollient) and keeps your skin hydrated and moisturized.


Polysorbate 60

Helps water and oil to mix together, aka emulsifier.



A renewably sourced alternative to petroleum-derived glycols. Reduces the viscosity of thicker formulations for a smoother, plusher texture. It is used to improve skin moisturization, as a solvent, to boost preservative efficacy or to influence the sensory properties of the end formula.


Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract

Provides skin conditioning, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.





Retinyl Palmitate

An ester form of vitamin A (retinol + palmitic acid) with the ability to improve visible signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, and support the treatment of acne. Research has shown it to be an effective antioxidant when applied to skin. It is found naturally in our skin, where it works as an antioxidant, particularly in regard to helping protect skin from UV light exposure.


Rice Ferment Filtrate

Also known as Sake, it is rich in vitamins, enzymes and amino acids to moisturize and nourish the skin. Sake is an excellent skin brightening ingredient which reduces the appearance of dark spots and acne scars. It also provides anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and gentle exfoliating benefits.


Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa Fruit Extract

Rhodomyrtus tomentosa is a flowering plant belonging to the family Myrtaceae, native to southern and southeastern Asia. Studies1 have shown that Rhodomyrtone inhibits C. acnes (bacteria) proliferation, which makes it an excellent and gentle ingredient that treats acne. It contains various phytochemical compounds which provide antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial benefits to the skin.


Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rosehip Oil)

Non-fragrant emollient plant oil that has antioxidant properties and is a rich source of skin-beneficial fatty acids. Known for its high omega fatty acid content (linoleic acid - 51%, linolenic acid - 19% and oleic acid - 20%) and skin-regenerative properties.


Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract

Raspberry fruit contains a broad mix of antioxidants, including ascorbic acid (vitamin C) beta-carotene, glutathione, quercetin, and vitamin E. It is also a source of a type of polyphenol known as ellagitannins, such as those from antioxidant ellagic acid. When applied to skin, red raspberry can inhibit enzymes in skin that lead to signs of discolorations and loss of firmness.


Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate

Sodium salt ester that works as an effective and gentle surfactant. Creates a foamy lather while solubizing oil and reducing surface tension for effective cleansing. Suitable for sensitive skin.


Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Sodium salt ester that works as an effective and gentle surfactant. Creates a foamy lather while solubizing oil and reducing surface tension for effective cleansing. Suitable for sensitive skin.


Sodium Chloride

Also known as table salt - commonly used as a thickener particularly in cleansing formulas.


Sodium Polyacrylate

Multi-task polymer that helps thicken, stabilize and improve feel and performance. Enhances texture of a formulation while conditioning the skin.


Sorbitan Isostearate

An ingredient that helps water and oil to mix nicely together, aka emulsifier.


Sorbitan Olivate

A mixture of the fatty acids from olive oil plus a dehydrated sugar known as sorbitol. It functions as an emulsifier and mild cleansing agent.



The saturated portion of emollient ingredient squalene, which is a natural component of human skin sebum. It is a wonderfully moisturizing ingredient as well as being a source of replenishing fatty acids and antioxidants.


Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

One of the most well-known and researched antioxidants for the body and for skin. Vitamin E occurs naturally in human skin, but can become depleted due to constant environmental exposure in the absence of sun protection. Vitamin E not only protects against free radicals, it also helps protect the potency of actives while conditioning and soothing the skin.





Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract

Blueberry fruit extract is a natural ingredient that is used for its potent antioxidant and skin-conditioning benefits. Blueberry contains several types of antioxidants (known as polyphenolics) and Vitamin C, providing skin brightening, strengthening and protecting benefits.


Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract

Vanilla planifolia fruit extract is a natural ingredient used for its antioxidant, skin conditioning and skin protecting benefits. The vanilla plant’s seed, commonly referred to as vanilla bean, is a source of catechins (aka polyphenols), which have antioxidant activity and serve as skin-soothing agents.













A multi-functional ingredient: it can bring a soft and pleasant feel to the formula, it can act as mild humectant and emollient, it can be a solvent for some other ingredients. Aids in the preservation of formulas and contributes to moisturization of skin. It is considered non-sensitizing.