probiotic skin care ingredients glossary

Ingredients Glossary


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3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid
Stabilized form of vigtamin C that resist oxidation and retains its potency.

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Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil
Fast absorbing rich fatty acid that helps to soften skin while helping to heal any imperfections. Native to the African Adansonia tree this oil is packed with vitamins A, B, and C along with Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids.
Allantoin
Naturally occurring in the roots from the comfrey plant, helps to prevent water loss and smooth skin texture by acting as a skin conditioning agent.
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder
Skin conditioning agent obtained from dried leaves of aloe vera plant. Helps to restore moisture and prevent skin flaking.
Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract
Commonly known as Aloe Vera, is extracted from the Aloe plant and acts as a natural skin soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredient.
Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide
Complex carbohydrate that feeds good bacteria and reduces the bad ones. Found naturally in chicory root.
Aqua (Water)
Allows the uniformity of active ingredients or ingredients that reveal the products’ action.
Aristotelia Chilensis (Maqui Berry) Fruit Extract
Superfruit mainly harvested in South America, has a high antioxidant content which helps to reduce inflammation and cellular damage by stabilizing free radicals. Has up to three times more antioxidant than blueberries and blackberries.
Astaxanthin
Naturally occurring yellowish red pigment found in algae and microalgae. Has significantly higher levels of antioxidants than blueberries and more powerful than other carotenoids. Has been shown to increase moisture content, help smooth the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Australian Kakadu Plum
Superfood that is jammed packed with 100 times more vitamin C than an orange. Brightens and even the skin tone. Helps to fight and prevent the signs of aging naturally. Reduces inflammation, redness, and promotes the growth of collagen. Using a cellular extraction technique that extract the entire plant, maintains its delicate phyto-active compounds and produce an extremely effective and potent active ingredient.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour
Helps to reduce redness, sooth skin, and form a physical barrier against environmental stressors. Provides moisture and hydration and is good for all skin types.

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Bisabolol (L-alpha)
Naturally occurring in chamomile, acts as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and is known to promote wound healing.
Butylene Glycol
Derived from corn acts as a solvent and also helps to control the thickness and texture of the finished cosmetic formulation. It also acts as a conditioning agent by coating the surface of cells.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Amazing moisturizing agent, ant-inflammatory and antioxidant rich oil that has been used for centuries in ancient cosmetics. Helps to heal chapped dry skin.

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C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
Derived from benzoic acid, acts as an emollient and thickening agent to enhance the texture of final cosmetic. Gives skin a beautifully soft matte feel.
Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
Green Tea extract that is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants, helps to target free radical and prevent skin damage.
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
Green Tea extract that is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants, helps to target free radical and prevent skin damage. Provides a mild natural scent of green tea to formulation.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Naturally made from the combination of glycerin with coconut oil. Creates a barrier on the skin surface which helps with water loss and moisture retention.
Caprylyl Glycol
Plant derived skin conditioning agent and preservative to prevent the growth of bacteria. Also serves as a viscosity improving agent in formulation.
Carbomer
Gelling agent, helps to bring a nice texture and feel to the cream.
Cetearyl Alcohol
Emollient that maintains hydration of the skin and increases the effectiveness of other preservatives in the formulation. Also acts as an emulsifier to promote a homogeneous oil/water mix.
Cetearyl Isononanoate
Emollient and softening agent derived from coconut or palm kernel oil.
Cetyl Alcohol
Maintain skins hydration, acts as an emollient and increases the effectiveness of other preservatives in the formulation. Also acts as an emulsifier to enable a homogeneous oil/water mix.
Citric Acid
Natural preservative. Also used in the formula in order to maintain the pH.
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
Possess a calming and soothing effect on the nervous system to reduce stress and anxiety. Known to have pain modulating properties and antifungal effects.
Coccinia Indica (Ivy Gourd) Fruit Extract
Extract from Ivy Gourd, also known as baby watermelon, is a fruit that acts as a natural skin conditioning agent and has antimicrobial activity.
Corallina Officinalis Extract
Known as red alga, seaweed known to condition the skin and acts a natural antioxidant and texture enhancer.
Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract
Commonly called Turmeric, extracted from the root of Curcuma Longa and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiaging ingredient.

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Dextran
Polysaccharide that is composed of multiple glucose sugar molecules. It acts as a skin replenishing ingredient. Also acts as an anti-inflammatory, brightening, and smoothing agent in skin care products
Dicaprylyl Ether
Coconut oil derived skin conditioning agent used in our skincare formulation to give skin soft and supple feel. Acts as an emollient and solvent for other ingredients and enhances spreading.
Diglucosyl Gallic Acid
Potent brightening agent derived from benzoic acid, helps to even skin tone by blocking the melanin generating process to control dark spots and uneven skin tone.
Disodium succinate
Enhances the mitochondria’s energy and serves as an intermediate in the citric acid cycle.

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Eclipta Prostrata (False Daisy) Extract
Known as False Daisy plant, is common to Korea and known for its antioxidant and skin soothing properties. It is extracted from the roots, stem and leaves of the False Daisy plant.
Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract
Extracted from African whitewood tree. Anti-acne astringent agent that helps to regulate oil secretion and tighten pores.

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Gluconolactone
Polyhydroxy acid derived for glucose. Gently exfoliates skin surface, conditions, and is suitable for sensitive skin types.
Glutamic Acid
Helps to prevent oxidation by raising antioxidant levels in cells and serves an energy source to by turning sugars into glucose, the main form of energy source.
Glycerin
Helps with moisturizing the skin, retains water to increase suppleness.
Glycine
Anti-aging amino acid that is mostly present in collagen. This amino acid supports the skins overall well-being through its cell protecting and anti-inflammatory properties.
Glycolic Acid
Helps to maintain skin moisture balance and shed old flaky skin to reveal soft supple skin with a healthy glow.

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Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water
Natural cleansing agent that acts as an astringent, helping to minimize the size of pores and fight the visible skin signs of aging.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Sunflower Seed oil acts as a moisturizing agent and carrier oil for the incorporation of essential oils.
Hydroxyethylcellulose
Plant derived gelling and thickening agent that also has foaming properties that helps with the final texture of formulations. Helps to make cleansers gentler and more effective. Commonly obtained from the gum of pine trees.

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Inulin
Active ingredient derived from chicory roots that has a softening effect and that selectively feeds good bacteria by serving as an energy source.

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Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate
Probiotic ingredient that is derived from lactobacillus bacterial lysate. Has been shown to increase hydration, speed cellular renewal, and increases collagen production.
Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract
Pomegranate enzyme that is produce by the fermentation of pomegranate fruit with lactobacillus. This enzyme exfoliates dead skin cells, helping to increase skin turnover and overall youthful appearance.
Lecithin
Obtained from soybeans, acts as an emulsifier and has moisturizing properties. Softens and smooth skin and helps to prevent water loss to restore suppleness.
Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Natural preservative that is created by fermenting radish roots with the lactic acid bacteria Leuconostoic.

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Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract
Helps to reduce redness, sooth skin, and forms a physical barrier against environmental stressors. Provides moisture, hydration, and is good for all skin types.
Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Flower Extract
Conditioning agent from the flower portion from the Neem plant, helps to keep the skin supple. For many centuries used in Indian medicine to treat skin diseases such as inflammation and fevers. Also know to promote collagen and antiseptic properties.
Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract
Conditioning agent from the leaf portion from the Neem plant, helps to keep the skin supple. For many centuries used in Indian medicine to treat skin diseases such as inflammation and fevers. Also know to promote collagen and antiseptic properties.
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil
Used to sooth sensitive skin. Help revive inflammation and calm irritation. Also proves a soothing natural scent to formulation.

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Nanopeptide-1
Skin brightening peptide that helps to prevent unwanted pigmentation and age spots by lessening hyperpigmentation and visibly brightening skin tone. This helps to even out the skin tone and unwanted discolorations. Also acts as a conditioning agent.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B₃)
Powerful vitamin that helps to erases blemishes and reduce the signs of aging, while helping to diminish the congestion caused by daily topical product use.

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Ocimum Sanctum (Holy Basil) Leaf Extract
Natural leaf from the holy basial herb that is high in antioxidants and has antibacterial properties. Helps protect against oxidative stress, has antimicrobial properties that can help fight acne and other types of skin infections and can help with irritation such as eczema.
Oleanolic Acid
Natural extract from olive leaves, has anti-inflammatory, antiaging, and antimicrobial properties. Helps to increase skin elasticity by inhibition the activity of enzyme elastase that breaks down elastin in skin.
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract
Extracted from the grains of rice to deliver skin conditioning and softening benefits. And its great for sensitive skin types.

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Panax Ginseng Root Extract
From the ginseng root, helps with hydration, improves skin texture, helps fade uneven skin tone and has been known to improve skin firmness to diminish the signs of aging.
Panthenol (D) (Vitamin B5)
Vitamin B5 keeps the skin soft, smooth, and helps to stabilize the skins epidermal barrier to prevent water loss.
Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil
Steam distilled from the leaves of the geranium flower, used in aromatherapy and many health conditions.
Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate
Natural skin conditioning agent and surfactant used as an emulsifier obtained from coconut palms. Helps oils ingredients dissolve into water-based formulations.
Polysorbate
Emulsifier derived from sorbitol that allows for a homogeneous oil / water mixture. It is also used as surfactant.
Potassium Sorbate
The salt of sorbic acid that is naturally found in many fruits, acts as a mild preservative to prevent the growth of bacteria.
Propanediol
Glycol derived from corn. Helps the absorption of ingredients such as salicylic acid and helps maintain long term stability of formulation. Propanediol helps us avoid the use of excess drying alcohols in our skincare formulations.
Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil
Bitter almond oil that helps to sooth and moisturize the skin. It also provides a natural scent profile.
Pullulan
Produced by black yeast and serves as a thickening and water binding agent. Also helps to keep skin firm and smooth skin texture.
Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Bark/Fruit Extract
Extract from the bark and fruit of pomegranate. Contains high levels of polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. Has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Saccharide Isomerate (Pentavitin®)
Powerful natural moisturizer that helps to rebalance microbial activity and stimulate the epidermal barrier building blocks to reinforce and restore healthy looking skin. Helps to keep skin moisturized for up to 72 hours!
Saccharomyces Lysate
Postbiotic ingredient derived from the fermentation of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, helps to revive dull looking skin and boost the skins oxygen uptake and cell turnover to reveal a youthful glow.
Salicylic Acid
Beta hydroxy acid known for its ability to penetrate deep into pores, helping to clear away debris, oil buildup, and acne causing bacteria. It also helps to smooth away imperfections from the skins surface.
Santalum Austrocaledonicum (Sandalwood) Wood Oil
Sandalwood oil derived from the trees/shrubs that coexist with a selected host of other plants. The oil has a rich woody, sweet and calming aroma.
Sclerotium Gum
Sugar based natural ingredient that acts as a thickening agent and helps to give formulations a smooth texture.
Silica
Not to be confused with silicone, silica is the naturally occurring element and is the major constituent in sand and the third abundant trace element in the human body. Acts as a anticaking agent and helps to keep skin elastic and collagen healthy.
Sodium Benzoate
Found naturally in plums, cranberries, prunes and apples, is the salt of benzoic acid. Act as a mild preservative to prevent the growth of bacteria.
Sodium Citrate
Controls the pH level and also has preservative properties.
Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein
Extracted from gluten free grain Amaranth and provides a natural nourishing skin effect. Used as a conditioning agent in cleansing formulations.
Sodium Gluconate
Natural chelating agent, helps prevent discoloration and regulates pH of cream.
Sodium Hydroxide
Buffer component that helps to maintain the pH of the formula.
Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
The salt of coconut fatty acid. Acts as tchicking and conditioning surfactant. Helps with foaming ability and give skin a nice and soft feeling after use.
Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract
Fruit of the eggplant that has anti-inflammatory properties, and contain a rich amount of vitamins and phytonutrients to help condition the skin.
Squalane
Moisturizing agent found naturally in skin but decreases over time. Squalane will keep your skin hydrated and supple by mimicking your skins natural moisture factors.
Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer
Acts as a film forming agent, help skin absorb active ingredients added to product.
Synbiotic Fusion Bioactives™
Our blend of prebiotic, probiotic and postbiotics to help reinforce the skins natural defenses and repopulate its delicate microbiome.

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Tartaric Acid (L)
Alpha hydroxy acid naturally occurring in grapes, bananas and tamarinds with antioxidant properties used to help skin exfoliation and turnover.
Threonine
Essential amino acid necessary in order for the citric acid cycle to produce energy. It is also needed to create glycine and serine, both necessary amino acids in the formation of collagen.
Tocopherol (D-alpha) (Vitamin E)
Vitamin E, an antioxidant to help protect skin from oxidative stress.

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Valine
Essential amino acid helps to repair damaged tissues and provides energy to skin cells.
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract
Soothing agent to help inflamed and irritated skin. Provides extra hydrating benefits to the skin in addition to its antioxidant and antibacterial property. Grape seed extract also contain polyphenols, which are known to cause the release of growth factors to help speed along wound healing.

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Xanthan Gum
Sugar based thickening agent that creates a gel like texture by acting as a stabilizing agent, preventing formulations from separating.