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ABYSSINIAN OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Unique molecular structure enhances spreadability without feeling sticky or greasy on skin.
SOURCE
Mustard Plant
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Promotes smooth and supple skin, visibly reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER WAX

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural texture agent that works as an emollient
SOURCE
Mimosa
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Protects skin and provides film-forming properties.

ACACIA SENEGAL GUM

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural, 100% renewable material in a thickening polymer blend.
SOURCE
Acacia Senegal Tree
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Locks in moisture and has skin-soothing properties.

ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Part of a natural fruit AHA blend that rates higher on the therapeutic index than both synthetic glycolic and lactic acids.
SOURCE
Sugar Maple
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Gently yet effectively exfoliates and brightens the complexion.

ACRYLAMIDE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Multifunctional ingredient maintains compatibility with other ingredients.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Enhances formula aesthetics for a smooth, shiny and soft feel.

ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Hydrophobic, high molecular weight film former known for its ability to stabilize formulations.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Thickens and stabilizes texture and feel of formulations.

ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Maintains integrity and delivers effective performance across a broad pH range.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Thickens and stabilizes texture and feel of formulations.

ALGIN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural rheology modifier with quick water absorbing properties for enhanced spreadability.
SOURCE
Brown Algae
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Enhances feel and performance while adding soothing benefits.

ALOE BARBADENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Naturally rich in antioxidants, polysaccharides and sterol content.
SOURCE
Aloe Plant
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Hydrates dry skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness for a healthier looking appearance.

ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Tried and true ingredient known for its skin soothing properties.
SOURCE
Aloe Plant
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Conditions to add moisture and suppleness to dry, irritated skin.

ALPHA-ARBUTIN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Biotechnologically produced, effective and stable.
SOURCE
Bearberry Plant
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Effective in inhibiting pigmentation and to help even out skin tone.

ALTEROMONAS FERMENT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Polysaccharide structure helps with water-binding properties of skin.
SOURCE
Sea Algae
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Soothes and comforts dry irritated skin.

ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Unique, hydrophobically modified polymer that works as a natural thickener.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Creates a smooth, soft texture for increased spreadability.

AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Non-irritating neutralizer for enhanced performance at very low levels.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Acts as a buffering agent to adjust the pH of a formula.

AMMONIUM ACRYLOYL DIMETHYLTAURATE/CARBOXYETHYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Effective rheology modifer for a smooth performance at low percentage.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps enhance spreadability and overall sensorial feel upon application.

AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Film-forming agent that adds to aesthetic look and feel of a formulation.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Thickens and stabilizes the texture of emulsion formulations.

AMYLOPECTIN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Water-soluble polysaccharide and highly branched polymer of α-glucose units found in plants.
SOURCE
Natural Starch
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Thickens and stabilizes the texture of a formula.

AMYLOPECTIN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Water-soluble polysaccharide and highly branched polymer of α-glucose units found in plants.
SOURCE
Natural Starch
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Thickens and stabilizes the texture of a formula.

ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural fruit acid gently exfoliates without stripping skin.
SOURCE
Pineapple
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Offers gentle exfoliation while moisturizing and soothing skin.

APRICOT KERNEL OIL POLYGLYCERYL-6 ESTERS

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Improves the stability of emulsions.
SOURCE
Apricot
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Conditions and smooths for ultimate hydration.

ASCORBIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
One of the most efficacious, highly researched and stable forms of vitamin C.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Neutralizes free radicals to help combat the signs of aging and accelerates collagen production.

ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Pure, non-comedogenic butter that helps keep moisture in skin.
SOURCE
Murumuru Seeds
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Provides conditioning benefits to soften skin texture.

ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Pure, non-comedogenic butter that helps keep moisture in skin.
SOURCE
Murumuru Seeds
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Provides conditioning benefits to soften skin texture.

BAKUCHIOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Offers similar anti-aging effects as retinol, but with little to no irritation.
SOURCE
Psoralea Corylifolia
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Known as “Nature’s Retinol," it provides antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits.

BALANITES ROXBURGHII SEED OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Naturally rich in essential fatty acids to provide antioxidant protection.
SOURCE
Desert Date
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Nourishes skin via quick penetration and provides a unique dry-touch finish.

BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Used for centuries and known for its skin soothing properties.
SOURCE
Bamboo Extract
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Nourishes and hydrates skin.

BEHENYL ALCOHOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Fatty alchohol that acts as an emulsifier and thickening agent.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps regulate viscosity and ensures even spreadability.

BENZOIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A gentle preservative that is considered to be less irritating.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Adjusts pH and acts as a preservative to ensure safe formulas.

BETA-GLUCAN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Powerful humectant and skin soothing agent that is suitable for dry, rough and irritated skin.
SOURCE
Barley or Oat Kernels
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Strengthens the skin barrier to lock in moisture.

BETAINE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Acts as natural humectant with anti-inflammatory properties.
SOURCE
Sugar Beet
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Balances skin's hydration while sheilding skin from free radicals.

BIDENS PILOSA EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Supercritical apolar extract standardized in phytol for maximum efficacy.
SOURCE
Bidens Pilosa
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Delivers "retinol-like" visual skin improvements.

BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Known for its moisturizing effects and sensorial application.
SOURCE
Sorbital
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Binds water to the skin to moisturize and soothe.

BORON NITRIDE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
High purity, fine particle powder that adds a silky, soft texture to a formula.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Diffuses and visually improves the look of fine lines.

BRASSICA OLERACEA (KALE) LEAF EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Superfood ingredient delivers antioxidants to skin.
SOURCE
Kale
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Hydrates and adds essential nutrients.

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Solvent that helps increase skin penetration for other active ingredients while also providing humectant benefits.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Promotes even consistency and viscosity of formulas.

BUTYLENE GLYCOL COCOATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Excellent solubizlizer with that offers enhanced spreadability without stickiness or greasiness.
SOURCE
Coconut and Butylene Glycol
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Emulsifies and controls viscosity of formulas.

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Thick emollient, naturally rich in antioxidants, provides a rich, sensorial feel on skin.
SOURCE
Shea tree (Butyrospermum Parkii)
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Conditions by forming a barrier to help retain moisture and soothe skin.

C12-16 ALCOHOLS

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Fatty alchohol emulsifier and thickening agent.
SOURCE
Coconut
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Increases viscosity in formula while ensuring stability.

C13-15 ALKANE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Fucntions as an effective solvent.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Emollient that adds slips to formula.

CALCIUM GLUCONATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Biocompatible binder and humectant.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Conditions and soothes skin.

CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A proven anti-inflammatory ingredient safe for most skin types.
SOURCE
Calendula Extract
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Calms irritated skin.

CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
One of the most researched natural ingredients, proven to be rich in antioxidants
SOURCE
Green Tea
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Hydrates skin and helps retain moisture.

CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Gentle, broad-spectrum preservative.
SOURCE
Coconut
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Moisturizes skin while maintaining safety.

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Compatible for most skin types, even those with sensitive skin.
SOURCE
Coconut or Sustainable Palm
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Thickens formulas and provides a protective layer to the skin to lock in moisture.

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC/MYRISTIC/STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Compatible with skin and features absorption-promoting effects.
SOURCE
Fatty Acids from Vegetable Origin
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Acts as an emollient without leaving a heavy or tacky residue.

CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A non-irritating humectant that also stabilizes and has been shown to increase the antimicrobial activity of preservatives.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Conditions and adds moisture to skin.

CARBOMER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Helps to evenly distribute and suspend insoluble ingredients for optimal effectiveness.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Thickens to adjust viscosity, flow and consistency formula.

CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural fruit acid that exfoliates skin without the use of harsh actives. Safe for most skin types.
SOURCE
Papaya
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Offers gentle exfoliation along with moisturizing and soothing properties.

CARRAGEENAN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Texture enhancing gel format with a non-sticky afterfeel.
SOURCE
Red Algae
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Thickens and stabilizes formulas.

CELLULOSE ACETATE BUTYRATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Safe and effective film former from a natural renewable resource.
SOURCE
Tree Pulp
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Protects the skin with water-binding properties to create a silky finish.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Fatty acid emulsifier that does not dry out the skin.
SOURCE
Coconut or Palm
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Soothes and moisturizes while keeping oils and liquids from separating.

CETYL ALCOHOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Fatty acid emulsifier that does not dry out the skin.
SOURCE
Coconut or Palm
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Soothes and moisturizes while keeping oils and liquids from separating.

CETYL DIGLYCERYL TRIS (TRIMETHYLSILOXY) SILYLETHYL DIMETHICONE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
PEG-free emulsifier with improved emolliency and barrier properties.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Emulsifies formulations and enhances look and feel.

CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Contains a higher concentration of key active ingredients.
SOURCE
Chamomile
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Soothes and calms irritated skin.

CHLORPHENESIN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A mild preservative that prolongs quality without disrupting pH.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Protects from microbial contamination and deterioration caused by exposure to oxygen.

CINNAMIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A polyphenol that provides environmental protection.
SOURCE
Cassia bark
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Provides antioxidant and anti-free radical properties.

CITRIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Acts as a natural exfoliant or to prevent formulations from being too alkaline.
SOURCE
Fermentation of Cassava, Corn or Molasses
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Ensures proper formula pH levels.

CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Appealing citrus aroma in addition to its cleansing benefits
SOURCE
Bergamot
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Cleanses, unclog pores and helps balance sebum levels due to its natural antibacterial properties.

CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FLOWER EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A flavonoid ideal for dry and sensitive skin, it rebalances epidermis.
SOURCE
Orange Blossom
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action to soothe skin irritation. It also has softening and moisturizing properties.

CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Part of a natural fruit AHA blend that rates higher on the therapeutic index than both synthetic glycolic and lactic acids.
SOURCE
Citrus
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Gently yet effectively exfoliates and brightens the complexion.

CITRUS GLAUCA FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
An excellent source of natural vitamin C and antioxidants.
SOURCE
Desert Lime
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Brightens and tones overall complexion while shielding skin from environmental stressors.

CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A specialized fruit juice concentrate rich in citric acid that contains citroflavonoids.
SOURCE
Lemon
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Has polyphenols that improve microcirculation.

COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Enhances surfactants for an experiential cleansing experience.
SOURCE
Cocont Oil
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Provides foaming lather, allowing water to wash away impurities.

COCCINIA INDICA FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Superfruit natually rich in riboflavin, thiamin, linoleic, oleic and palmitic acids and has strong antioxidant properties.
SOURCE
Ivy Gourd
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Hydrates while helping to protect skin from an imbalance of naturally-occurring substances on the skin surface.

COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Known for its multipurpose use, it is an excellent moisturizer.
SOURCE
Coconut
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Hydrates and nourishes while providing antioxidant protection.

COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT JUICE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Known for its multipurpose use, it is an excellent moisturizer.
SOURCE
Coconut
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Hydrates and nourishes while providing antioxidant protection.

COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) SEED EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Naturally high in antioxidants.
SOURCE
Coffee
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps protect against oxidative stress to help maintain integrity of the formula.

COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural hypoallergenic wax with emulsifying, thickening, softening, and emollient properties.
SOURCE
Palm
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Stabilizes and give cushion and body to formulas.

CORALLINA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Contains polysaccharides, amino acids and trace elements for skin conditioning benefits.
SOURCE
Algae
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Improves formula viscosity while working to brighten and hydrate the skin.

CRAMBE ABYSSINICA SEED OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Mimics the natural sebum produced by skin and acts an alternative to mineral oil.
SOURCE
Crambe Abyssinica
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Nourishes and soothes skin.

CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Curcumin content has shown strong anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant activity.
SOURCE
Turmeric
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Regulates sebum production and works as a potent antioxidant.

DEXTRIN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Polysaccharide that helps to moisturize and soften the skin.
SOURCE
Cornstarch
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Solubilizes to achieve a more stable, smooth, and uniform texture.

DEXTROSE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Simple sugar that has water-binding properties.
SOURCE
Sugar
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Works as a humectant to attract water molecules.

DIGLYCERIN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Larger molecule that penetrates slower for lasting hydration.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Natural Moisturizing Factor that helps keep skin hydrated.

DIMETHICONE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Emollient that prevents other ingredients from separating and aids in a silky, smooth feel.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Creates a protective layer on top of the skin to hold in moisture.

DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Reduces tackiness for a non-greasy, yet silky smooth application.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Improves the feel, appearance and performance of formulations.

DIMETHYL ISOSORBIDE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
High purity carrier that offers a safe, effective delivery enhancement mechanism for active ingredients.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Acts as a solvent and carrier for other ingredients while adjusting viscosity.

DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Has a sensorial feel that aids in product slip.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Enhances texture of formulas.

DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A mild organic salt compound that improves the ability of water to dissolve other molecules.
SOURCE
Coconut Derived
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Solubilizes hydrophobic compounds in aqueous solutions.

DISODIUM EDTA

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Protects the integrity of formulas from unwanted consistency changes, pH, odor or texture changes.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps to prevent cosmetic formulations from deteriorating.

DISODIUM PHOSPHATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Ensures skin-compatible pH levels for gentle application.
SOURCE
Salt from phosphate rock
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Adjusts and maintains pH of formulas.

DUNALIELLA SALINA EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Micro-algae rich in antioxidants for multiple skin benefits.
SOURCE
Green Algae
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Moisturizes skin while protecting from environmental stressors.

ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Very stable Vitamin C derivative with anti-inflammatory benefits.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Brightens while sheilding skin from environmental stressors.

ETHYL FERULATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Skin soothing agent with powerful radical scavenging properties comparable to Vitamin C.
SOURCE
Ester of natural ferulic acid from rice
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Delivers antioxidant properties.

ETHYLCELLULOSE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Provides long-lasting benefits compared to simple oil blends.
SOURCE
Naturally derived polymeric materials
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
An oil thickener and film former that adds to formula texture and appearace.

ETHYLHEXYL OLIVATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural emollient works as an alternative to silicones.
SOURCE
Olive Oil
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Moisturizes skin with occlusive properties.

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Preservative alternative to parabens that naturally protects formulas from microbial contamination and deterioration caused by exposure.
SOURCE
Palm, Coconut, Rapeseed and/or Sunflower
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Prevents formulas from growing bacteria and other microorganisms.

EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Superfruit ingredient is packed with essential nutrients.
SOURCE
Acai
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Contributes to more youthful looking skin.

GLUCONOLACTONE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Mild lactone derived from gluconic acid with hydrating benefits for all skin types. Great for sensitive skin.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Brightens and evens skin tone and texture.

GLUTATHIONE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Antioxidant that protects vitamin C for greater efficacy and stability.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Protects skin from environmental stressors and offers restoring and brightening effects to the complexion.

GLYCERIN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
This colorless, odorless and plant-derived humectant is easily mixed with other emollients for an overall moisturizing effect.
SOURCE
Palm, Coconut, Rapeseed and/or Sunflower
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Replenishes and restores the skin by drawing and locking in moisture.

GLYCERYL BEHENATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Non-comedogenic viscosity increasing agent with a non-tacky finish.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Provides viscosity and emulsion stabilizing properties.

GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural, plant derived (Ecocert approved) multi-functional ingredient.
SOURCE
Coconut Oil
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Emollient that acts as an emulsifier and preservative.

GLYCERYL POLYACRYLATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
An ester of glycerin that provides protection and helps establish viscosity without drying the skin.
SOURCE
Palm, Coconut, Rapeseed and/or Sunflower
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Provides a protective flim that hydrates skin while helping to firm and lift.

GLYCERYL STEARATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Effective emulsifier and stabilizer that easily penetrates skin to help slow water loss resulting in deep hydration.
SOURCE
Coconut, Olive, Palm, Rapeseed, Safflower, Soy or Sunflower
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Enhances and thickens a formula's texture for a smooth and creamy appearance.

GLYCOLIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Clinically tested efficacious alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that works to improve skin tone and appearance.
SOURCE
Derivative of Sugarcane
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Loosens the glue-like substance that binds dull and dead skin cells on the topmost layer of your skin to revealing a fresh complexion.

GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Naturally high in glabridin which is known to inhibit pigmentation.
SOURCE
Licorice
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Brightens complexion and helps reduce appearance of hyperpigmentation.

GOLD

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Mineral that coats sensitive active molecules to stop premature degradation and enhance skin penetration.
SOURCE
Gold
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Protects active ingredients to efficiently carry them into the dermis, resulting in enhanced visual results.

GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) SEED OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Oil contains over 50% Omega-6 fatty acids to improve skin appearance.
SOURCE
Cotton Seed
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Conditions while providing occlusive skin benefits.

HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A known, natural astringent that removes excess oil.
SOURCE
Witch Hazel
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Naturally tones and soothes the skin.

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Naturally rich in polyphenols and vitamin F.
SOURCE
Sunflower
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Provides antioxidant properties to help protect the skin from external environmental elements.

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Adds a protective layer to keep moisture in.
SOURCE
Sunflower
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Deeply nourishes skin.

HEPTYL UNDECYLENATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Ability to remain on the skin surface and prevent moisture loss.
SOURCE
Castor Oil
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Acts as an emollient to maintain soft, smooth and pliable skin.

HEXADECENE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Serves as a moisture barrier.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Acts as a film former and binder to formulations.

HEXYLENE GLYCOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Proven solvent and viscosity agent for emulsifying while conditioning.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Creates a thinner, more spreadable formula for smooth application.

HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Traditionally used in traditional medicine, Hibiscus provides essential antioxidant protection.
SOURCE
Hibiscus
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Firms and tones the look of skin.

HONEY

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural hydrator that helps increase the water-binding capacity of our hyaluronic acid, resulting in enhanced benefits.
SOURCE
Nectar of flowers
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Locks moisture into the skin and offers antioxidant benefits.

HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) CONE EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural antimicrobial that is skin compatible.
SOURCE
Hops
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Boosts preservative properties to aid in preventing micro contamination.

HYALURONIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural polysaccharide hydrator abundant in human biological tissues proven to restore the skin's lipid barrier.
SOURCE
Sugar
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Draws moisture into the skin for a plumper, more youthful appearance.

HYDROGENATED LECITHIN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Helps ensure formula stability.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Softens and soothes skin while emulsifying.

HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL DECYL ESTERS

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Helps ensure formula stability while moisturizing skin.
SOURCE
Olive Oil
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Provides emollience, softness and a silky finish.

HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A lower molecular weight version of Hyaluronic Acid, which allows the molecule to penetrate deeper levels of the skin.
SOURCE
Sugar
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Draws moisture into the skin for a plumper, more youthful appearance.

HYDROXYACETOPHENONE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Multi-functional nature-identical compound.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Acts as a preservative booster and soothing agent.

HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Plant-derived gelling agent used as an alternative to polymers with the same performance.
SOURCE
Tree pulp
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Adjusts viscosity to enhance formula texture.

HYDROXYPINACOLONE RETINOATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Next-generation, anti-aging ingredient that delivers the performance of retinol and retinoid derivatives with significantly lower irritation potential.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps renew skin plumpness, elasticity and hydration to provide a radiant and fresh appearance.

ISODODECANE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Non-oily emollient that improves the slip of the formula without leaving a tacky residue behind.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Enhances spreadability of products without feeling heavy on the skin.

ISOHEXADECANE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Film former that provides a barrier on the surface of the skin to keep in hydration and nourishment, while keeping irritants and pollutants out.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Conditions and softens the skin without leaving a greasy-residue.

ISOPENTYLDIOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Water-soluble emollient with non-tacky after feel.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Delivers instant and long-lasting moisture to help smooth skin.

ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Non-drying fatty alchohol.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Moisturizes skin while adding a light, silky, soft-touch feel on the skin.

KAEMPFEROL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
SOURCE
Pomegranate Shrub
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Natural material that helps increase permeation of our hyaluronic acid for greater absorption.

KAPPAPHYCUS ALVAREZII EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Naturally rich in galactan, a milk sugar polysaccharide.
SOURCE
Red Algae
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Provides skin with its ideal level of moisture and nutritive minerals.

KOJIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Effective topical dark spot reducer that also aids in anti-glycation.
SOURCE
Mushrooms/Fermentation of Rice Wine
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps reduce hyperpigmentation.

LACTOBIONIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Next generation AHA that has similar effects but with less irritation.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Sloughs off dead skin cells while also moisturizing.

LAMINARIA JAPONICA EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Native to Japan, it is rich in trace minerals to nourish skin.
SOURCE
Seaweed
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Moisturizes and adds a healthy glow to skin.

LECITHIN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
An emollient and skin conditioning agent that helps enhance the benefits and effects of other ingredients.
SOURCE
Soy
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Nourishes dry, flakey skin for a smoother texture.

LEVULINIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Prevents microbial build-up in products.
SOURCE
Sugar cane w/sulfuric acid
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps condition skin

LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Rich texture with superb antioxidant properties and skin softening benefits.
SOURCE
Meadowfoam Seeds
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Delivers barrier formation to lock in skin's natural moisture, helping prevent dryness.

LINOLEIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A natural emollient and skin conditioning agent.
SOURCE
Evening Primrose & Borage Seed
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Hydrates while also offering anti-inflammatory benefits.

LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Contains high levels of essential fatty acid linolenic acid.
SOURCE
Flax Seed Oil
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Skin conditioning with soothing benefits.

MAGNOLOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Helps protect from inflammation and serves as an antioxidant.
SOURCE
Magnolia bark
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Delivers anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits.

MALTODEXTRIN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Plant polysaccharide that reflects the Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) of the skin.
SOURCE
Sugar
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Moisturizes and ensures emulsions are stabilized.

MANDELIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
An acid with large molecular size, twice that of glycolic acid, penetrates at a slower rate for a more gentle approach.
SOURCE
Bitter Almond
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
High exfoliating activity to reduce discoloration, especially from photodamage, and improves overall skin radiance.

MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A natural emollient that contains a rich source of fatty-acids and anti-inflammatory ingredients.
SOURCE
Mango
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Enhances the complexion due to its high levels of vitamin C.

MELIA AZADIRACHTA FLOWER EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Used in Ayurveda and is known for its antioxidant properties.
SOURCE
Neem Plant
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps shield skin from environmental stressors.

MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Used in Ayurveda and is known for its antioxidant properties.
SOURCE
Neem Plant
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps shield skin from environmental stressors.

MICROCITRUS AUSTRALASICA FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A natural source of AHAs, gentle on most skin types.
SOURCE
Caviar Lime
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Gently exfoliates the skin for a smoother, brighter and more even complexion.

MICROCITRUS AUSTRALIS FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A natural skin conditioning agent.
SOURCE
Australian Lime
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Smooths and nourishes the skin while reducing irritation.

MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural gelling agent and application enhancer.
SOURCE
Cell walls of Plants
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Provides a silky-slip, sensorial feel while reducing tackiness.

MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A natural source of vitamin C.
SOURCE
Moringa
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Deeply moisturizes skin for a more youthful looking complexion.

NIACINAMIDE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A very stable form of Vitamin B3 that can be used for most skin types, even those with sensitive skin.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Delivers overall skin improvements including the fading of dark spots and smoothing of skin texture.

OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural colorant high in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and zinc.
SOURCE
Basil
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps condition and soothe skin.

OCIMUM SANCTUM LEAF EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Adaptogen used in ancient Indian Ayurvedia.
SOURCE
Holy Basil
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps condition and soothe skin.

OLEIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Fatty acid emulsifier that absorbs easily into the skin and enhances a formula's texture.
SOURCE
Olive Plant
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Replenishes lost moisture and nourishes without clogging pores.

OLEIC/LINOLEIC/LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Known for its excellent emulsification, hydration and sensorial properties
SOURCE
Sunflower Oil
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Acts as an emollient to bind water to the skin.

ORIGANUM MAJORANA LEAF EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Naturally herbaceous oil with skin benefits.
SOURCE
Sweet Marjoram
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps rejuvenate skin.

ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Contains high levels of vitamins B and E making it an excellent hydrator.
SOURCE
Rice Bran
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Promotes hydration and even skin tone.

PALMITIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Fatty Acid emollient and emulsifier that is a component of the skin's protective lipid barrier.
SOURCE
Palm Kernel Oil
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Keeps oils and water mixed together while also offering skin smoothing effects.

PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Mix of amino acids and palmitic acid improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Enhances stability and skin penetration.

PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Helps visibly improve the look of aging skin.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Encourages skin to boost collagen production.

PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-5

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Highly bioactive ingredient made up of amino acids.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Communicates with skin cells to boost collagen production naturally.

PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties.
SOURCE
Chinese Ginseng
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Brightens, de-puffs, energizes skin and helps maintain skin elasticity.

PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM ROOT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties.
SOURCE
American Ginseng
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Brightens, de-puffs, energizes skin and helps maintain skin elasticity.

PANTHENOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
An essential humectant that attracts water from the environment to the skin preserving a youthful and healthy skin texture.
SOURCE
Vitamin B5, Rice, Sugar Cane or Synthetic
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Maintains optimal moisture levels in the skin, keeping it looking dewy and fresh.

PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
An herbal remedy known for its ability to firm skin.
SOURCE
Ginseng
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Brightens, de-puffs and energizes skin.

PANTOLACTONE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Skin conditioning humectant from Vitamin B5 that gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Boosts hydration and soothes skin.

PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A stabilizer that acts as an antioxidant.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps maintain the properties and performance of a formula as it is exposed to air, light or heat.

PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Rich in fatty acids and great moisture penetration on skin.
SOURCE
Avocado
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Moisturizes and softens to help soothe dry, damaged or prematurely aging skin.

PHENOXYETHANOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Broad spectrum preservative utilized in safe concentrations to protect formulas from microbial contamination and deterioration.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Keeps bacteria from growing in formulas so that they are safe to use.

PHENYLPROPANOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Antimicrobial and broad-spectrum capabilities.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Boosts the preservative benefits to keep bacteria from growing in formulas so that they are safe to use.

PHOSPHOLIPIDS

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural fatty acid emulsifier crucial in keeping the skin hydrated.
SOURCE
Soy
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Moisturizes and keeps skin hydrated.

PHYTOSTERYL CANOLA GLYCERIDES

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A bioactive ingredient with soothing properties based on pure vegetable lipids.
SOURCE
Vegetable lipids
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Moisturizes and soothes skin while combating the signs of environmental stress and premature aging.

PHYTOSTERYL/OCTYLDODECYL LAUROYL GLUTAMATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Due to its high affinity for the skin, it helps skin recover its ability to retain moisture. Proven to be safe on skin. "
SOURCE
High protein plants
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Reinforces the skin's natural protective barrier to lock in moisture and improve rough skin conditions.

POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-11

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A versatile polymer that helps give formulas clarity and improved texture while protecting the skin.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Works as a thickener and stability enhancer in formulas.

POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A versatile polymer that helps give formulas clarity and improved texture while protecting the skin.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Works as a thickener and stability enhancer in formulas.

POLYDEXTROSE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Proven humectant properties.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Moisturizes while helping to thicken and stabilize a formula.

POLYGLYCERYL-10 OLEATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Excellent triyglycerol ester emulsifier based on vegetable oleic acid, PEG-free.
SOURCE
Vegetable-derived glycerol and coconut oil
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Keeps oils and water mixed together for stability and offers skin smoothing benefits.

POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Gentle and mild on the skin.
SOURCE
Vegetable-derived (Rapeseed or coconut or soybean or corn)
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Effective and versatile emulsifier and emollient.

POLYGLYCERYL-6 OLEATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Excellent triyglycerol ester emulsifier based on vegetable oleic acid, PEG-free.
SOURCE
Vegetable-derived glycerol and coconut oil
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Keeps oils and water mixed together for stability and offers skin smoothing benefits.

POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Funtions as an effective film-former.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Enhances texture while providing a soft focus, blurring effect.

POLYSORBATE 20

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Polysorbate emulsifier that functions to disperse oil in water as opposed to water in oil.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Keeps oils and water mixed together for stability and offers skin smoothing benefits.

POLYSORBATE 20, 60, 80

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Polysorbate emulsifier that functions to disperse oil in water as opposed to water in oil.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Keeps oils and water mixed together for stability and offers skin smoothing benefits.

POLYSORBATE 80

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Polysorbate emulsifier that functions to disperse oil in water as opposed to water in oil.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Keeps oils and water mixed together for stability and offers skin smoothing benefits.

POTASSIUM AZELOYL DIGLYCINATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Specialized high-soluble blend of azelaic acid and amino acid glycine that delivers benefits of the azelaic acid without drying out the skin.
SOURCE
Salt
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Normalizes sebum production while hydrating and brightening the skin.

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Effectively thickens formula texture at very low use level.
SOURCE
Salt
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Increases viscosity of formulations.

POTASSIUM SORBATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Mild and effective preservative that is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Keeps bacteria from growing in formulas so that they are safe to use.

PROPANEDIOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A renewably sourced alternative to petroleum-derived glycols.
SOURCE
Corn
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Reduces the viscosity of thicker formulations for a smoother, plusher texture.

PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Works on all skin types, even those with sensitive skin.
SOURCE
Sweet Almond
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Softens and smooths skin.

PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Known to contain malic acid to give the appearance of radiant skin.
SOURCE
Apple
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Hydrates skin.

RETINOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Multi-layered Vitamin A microencapsulation that enables improved efficacy with little to no irritation.
SOURCE
Vitamin A
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Boosts collagen production to help increase cellular turnover, resulting in firmer, smoother, more youthful looking skin.

RETINYL PALMITATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Unique microencapsulated ester of retinol combined with palmitic acid, a saturated fatty acid known for its wrinkle dispelling properties.
SOURCE
Vitamin A
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Slowly releases active benefits to help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles while offering additional anti-aging benefits.

RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Works as an emollient and enhanced absorption of other ingredients.
SOURCE
Castor Seed
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Hydrates skin while creating a protective barrier.

ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural antiseptic known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
SOURCE
Rose Water
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Cleanses and tightens pores while hydrating skin.

ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Works as an effective antioxidant.
SOURCE
Rosemary
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Visibly firms skin.

SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Effective natural AHA exfoliant with proven results.
SOURCE
Sugar Cane
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Naturally exfoliates and brightens skin.

SALICYLIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Oil-soluble Beta Hydroxy Acid that gets down into pores, cuts through oil while delivering skin-calming benefits
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Exfoliates to encourage the shedding of top layer skin cells to help reveal younger and smoother looking skin.

SALVIA HISPANICA SEED OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Decreases melanin production by inhibiting activity of tyrosinas to help brighten skin and boost collagen production.
SOURCE
Chia Seed Oil
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Intensely hydrates dry, flaky skin.

SCLEROCARYA BIRREA SEED OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Multi-purpose oil known for its highly absorbable properties.
SOURCE
Marula Seeds
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Nourishes skin while fighting against free radicals.

SEA WATER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Contains essential minerals for regulation of skin barrier homeostasis and skin maintenance.
SOURCE
Sea Water
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Hydrates to visually improve the look of skin texture.

SILICA SILYLATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Safe synthetic ingredient known for its versatility.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Works as an emollient, binder and thickening agent.

SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Seed oil rich in vitamins A, E and D that is nearly identical to the sebum produced by our own skin, and is safe for all skin types including those with oily skin.
SOURCE
Jojoba
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Effectively conditions skin without a greasy after feel.

SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A film forming polymer highly proven and deemed safe for use, it has a soft and silky feel, for a unique sensorial skin application.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Enhances texture while acting as a binder and film-forming agent.

SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Vitamin C derivative antioxidant that is effective yet gentle on the skin.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Decreases melanin production by inhibiting activity of tyrosinase to help brighten skin and boost collagen production.

SODIUM BENZOATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Naturally occurring in fruits such as apples, cranberries, prunes and plums, it is an effective preservative and alternative to parabens.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Preserves by preventing bacteria and other unwanted growth from growing in formulations.

SODIUM CHLORIDE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Forms fatty acid salts to prevent drying.
SOURCE
Salt
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Stabilizes, thickens and can be used to adjust pH.

SODIUM CITRATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Helps maintain and hold appropriate pH.
SOURCE
Sodium salt of citric acid
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Acts as a buffering agent or pH adjuster and a chelating agent.

SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Sodium salt ester that works as an effective and gentle surfactant.
SOURCE
Coconut Oil
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Creates a foamy lather while solubizing oil and reducing surface tension for effective cleansing.

SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Antimicrobial agent utilized in safe concentrations, to protect formulas from microbial contamination and deterioration caused by exposure to oxygen.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Prevents the growth and reproduction of microorganisms in order to keep formulas safe for use.

SODIUM HYALURONATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
With a smaller molecular size than hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate penetrates deeper into the skin to hydrate the dermal layers.
SOURCE
Fermentation of wheat, corn, yeast
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Promotes skin water retention to create a visual, plumping effect.

SODIUM HYALURONATE CROSSPOLYMER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Forms a lightweight film on the skin that results in long-term hydration benefits.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Provides barrier protection and skin moisture benefits.

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A highly alkaline pH adjuster that only needs to be used in very low doses to be effective.
SOURCE
Mineral
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Maintains the pH of a formula as close to the skin's natural pH as possible.

SODIUM LACTATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Humectant that enhances the effectiveness of other preservatives, has moisturizing properties and can act as pH regulator.
SOURCE
Fermentation of Sugar Source
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Preserves and helps maintain the pH of a formula while also moisturizing.

SODIUM LAUROYL METHYL ISETHIONATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Water soluable, coconut based surfactant proven to be gentle on skin.
SOURCE
Coconut
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Creates a gentle lather without stripping the skin.

SODIUM LAURYLGLUCOSIDES HYDROXYPROPYLSULFONATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Biodegradable, sugar-based, gentle surfactant derived from renewable sources.
SOURCE
Sugar
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Builds a high, dense and stable foam.

SODIUM LEVULINATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Has antimicrobial properties.
SOURCE
Sugar cane w/ Sulphuric acid & Sodium Hydroxide
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps soften and condition skin.

SODIUM METHYL OLEOYL TAURATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Mild anionic surfactant, stable across a wide pH range and ideal for transparent hair and skin cleansing applications.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Contributes a dense, creamy lather.

SODIUM PHOSPHATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A pH adjuster that balances pH to ensure product is safe and effective for skin.
SOURCE
Salt from phosphate rock
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Maintains the pH of a formula as close to the skin's natural pH as possible.

SODIUM PHYTATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural chelating agent.
SOURCE
Salt Form Phytic Acid
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Neutralizes the metal ions in the formula to stabilize formula.

SODIUM POLYACRYLATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Multi-task polymer that helps thicken, stabilize and improve feel and performance.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Enhances texture of a formulation while conditioning the skin.

SOLANUM MELONGENA (EGGPLANT) FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural colorant and antioxidant.
SOURCE
Eggplant
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Delivers active moisture to the skin.

SORBIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A mild food grade preservative that protects the integrity of a formula.
SOURCE
Berries of the Ash Tree
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Preserves by preventing bacteria and other unwanted growth from growing in formulations.

SORBITAN OLEATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
PEG-free, vegetable raw material based emulsifier.
SOURCE
Sugar & Olive Oil
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Keeps oils and water mixed together for stability.

SORBITAN PALMATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Surfactant that stabilizes formulations for enhanced performance.
SOURCE
Sustainable Palm Oil
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Keeps oils and water mixed together for stability and offers skin smoothing benefits.

SORBITOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A sugar alcohol humectant that has been used for over 50 years as a safe synthetic.
SOURCE
Maize or Wheat
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Prevents moisture loss from the skin for a more hydrated feel.

SPILANTHES ACMELLA FLOWER EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Sustainably grown and known as natural alternative for wrinkles.
SOURCE
Paracress
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

SPHINGOLIPIDS

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Ceramides, as a part of extracellular lipids in the stratum corneum, help prevent transepidermal water loss
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Protects and replenishes the skin.

SQUALANE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Helps restore the proper balance of natural oils in the skin.
SOURCE
Sugar Cane
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
100% plant-derived, sustainable sugarcane that adds weightless hydration and locks in moisture.

STEARIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Occlusive fatty acid used as an emollient and emulsifier that helps ensure product remains potent.
SOURCE
Sustainable Palm
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Creates a barrier for the skin's surface to retain water and helps prevent formulas from separating.

STEARYL ALCOHOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Fatty alcohol that is non irritating and can be beneficial for dry skin.
SOURCE
Stearic Acid
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Stabilizes to keep oils and liquids from separating in formulas.

T-BUTYL ALCOHOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
A highly emollient fatty alcohol solvent used at very low levels without irritating skin.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Soothes and calms skin prone to irritation.

TERMINALIA FERDINANDIANA FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Known to have the highest vitamin C content of any fruit in the world, measuring up to 100x the vitamin C in oranges.
SOURCE
Kakadu Plum
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps boosts luminosity, evens the skin tone, enhances collagen synthesis and improves skin’s texture.

TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Vitamin C oil-soluble derivative that is clinically proven to aid in the penetration of active.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Brightens and clarifies the skin while offering antioxidant protection.

THYMUS SERPYLLUM EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Known for it antibacterial and antifungal properties.
SOURCE
Thyme Extract
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps soothe skin.

TOCOPHEROL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Vitamin E not only protects against free radicals, it also helps protect the potency of actives.
SOURCE
Soy, Sunflower, Rapeseed
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Protects the skin against environmental stressors while conditioning and soothing.

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Vitamin E not only protects against free radicals, it also helps protect the potency of actives.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Protects the skin against environmental stressors while conditioning and soothing.

TRANEXAMIC ACID

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Effective skin brightener that is safe for all skin types and tones.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Reduces the appearance of dark spots and discoloration on the skin.

TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS SPOROCARP EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural polysaccharide known to increase viscosity in formulations and enhance spreadability whlile retaining water in the skin.
SOURCE
Snow Mushroom
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Pulls moisture into the skin and enhances skin elasticity through intense hydration.

TRICAPRYLIN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
An emollient made up to glycerin and caprylic acid
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Softens skin and enhances the penetration of other ingredients.

TRIOLEIN

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Naturally occurring glyceride thickener that is highly emollient.
SOURCE
Oleic Acid and Glycerin
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Controls viscosity of thicker formulas while also hydrating and smoothing the skin.

VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT/LEAF EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural rich source of antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties.
SOURCE
Bilberry
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps soothe and calm skin.

VACCINIUM VITIS-IDAEA FRUIT EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Superfruit rich in vitamins C, E, and polyphenols known to have with repairative properties.
SOURCE
Lingonberry
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Protects the skin against UV and IR radiation from the sun, simulating the natural protection mechanism of plants.

VERBENA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Naturally rich source of antioxidants.
SOURCE
Verbena
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps to clear pores while moisturizing skin.

VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES ROOT OIL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Well-known for its calming effects on the mind as well as the skin.
SOURCE
Vetiver
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Helps firm and protect skin against the harsh effects of environmental stressors.

WATER

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Natural solvent that is highly purified to ensure quality and allow other active ingredients to be mixed into.
SOURCE
Water
Synthetic
Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Serves as the primary base building block for a formula.

XANTHAN GUM

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Well documented gum used to help stabilize ingredients.
SOURCE
Fermentation of Sugar
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Enhances texture and controls viscosity for optimal performance.

ZINC PCA

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Zinc Salt of L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate is a proven solution for oily and problematic skin.
SOURCE
Zinc Salt
Synthetic Natural
Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Reduces redness and irritation in addition to excess shine and oiliness.

1,2-HEXANEDIOL

WHY WE CHOSE IT
Highly effective solvent and mild humectant is used at lower concentrations, resulting in less irritation.
SOURCE
Synthetic
Synthetic
Natural Naturally-Derived
WHAT IT DOES
Aids in the preservation of formulas and contributes to moisturization of skin.
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