INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

ALLANTOIN
Extracted from the root of the comfrey plant. Allantoin has the ability to help heal and stimulate the growth of new tissue. Allantoin acts as an emollient that keeps your skin moisturized and prevents dryness and irritation.
Featured in: Ageless Lactic Cleansing Creme, Dermal Matter Toner, Even Tone Exfoliating Peel, Gylcolic Resurfacing Exfoliating Complex

ALOE LEAF EXTRACT
Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. Applied topically, aloe adds moisture, heals, and hydrates the skin.
Featured in: Blemish Control Clay Masque, Defense Rx Toner, Gylcolic Resurfacing Exfoliating Complex, Hyaluronic Acid Complex 75, X-Pressin C DNA Repair Enzyme Exfoliant

ARBUTIN
Arbutin is a molecule extracted from the bearberry plant that prevents the formation of melanin. Much like its ability to fade dark spots, arbutin is also great at fading those red-purple acne scars.
Featured in: Dark Spot & Discoloration Complex, Pro Strength Perfecting Complex, Purifying B3 Moisturizer

ASCORBIC ACID
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals. Ascorbic acid It also exerts a protective effect on the inflammatory response to UV sunburn, even after sun exposure.
Featured in: Clarifying Salicylic Cleanser, Ferulic C 20 Serum

AZELAIC ACID
Azelaic acid is a naturally-derived molecule that has antimicrobial properties and is applied topically in the treatment of acne discoloration, skin clarity, and other skin imperfections.
Featured in: Purifying Sulfur Acne WashBlemish-Control Spot Treatment, Dark Spot & Discoloration Complex, Purifying B3 Moisturizer

BENTONITE CLAY
Bentonite Clay works like a sponge on your skin. It absorbs dirt and oil, like sebum. Too much sebum can lead to acne. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties may help your skin heal.
Featured in: Blemish Control Clay Masque

BLUEBERRY SEED OIL
Blueberry Seed Oil is made from cold-pressed blueberries, it is high in the essential fatty acids Omegas 3 and 6 and alpha linolenic acid. Blueberry seed oil is a natural ingredient that is used for its potent antioxidant and skin-conditioning benefits. Blueberry extract helps fortify skin's natural barrier and prevent the appearance of wrinkles and laxity.
Featured in: Hydrolyzed DNA Nourishing Masque 

CALAMINE
Calamine is a combination of zinc oxide and ferric oxide and it is better known as a medication for rash and itchiness. This makes calamine a perfect remedy for your acne-prone, sensitive skin as it is effective for cooling and soothing skin.
Featured in: Blemish-Control Spot Treatment

CAMPHOR
Camphor can be used to relieve skin irritation and itchiness and may help to improve the overall appearance of skin. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties that make it useful in targeting bacterial breakouts.
Featured in: Blemish-Control Spot Treatment

CERAMIDES
Ceramides are a family of waxy lipid molecules. A ceramide is composed of sphingosine and fatty acid. Ceramides work synergistically to help increase skin hydration and promote optimal barrier function.
Featured in: Hyaluronic Acid Complex 75

CITRIC ACID
Citric Acid is a chemical found in the juice of citrus fruits. Citric Acid has protective antioxidant, and corrective antiaging effects helping to reverse visible signs of photodamage. Citric Acid works by exfoliating the upper layer of dead skin cells to help clean pores, even skin tone and soften and smooth the skin.
Featured in: Clarifying Salicylic Cleanser, Defense Rx Toner, X-Pressin C DNA Repair Enzyme Exfoliant

FERULIC ACID
Ferulic Acid neutralizes free radicals and complements the antioxidant benefits fo Vitamin C and E for visible aging benefits.
Featured in: Dark Spot & Discoloration Complex, Ferulic C 20 Serum

GINGER ROOT OIL
Gigner root oil is derived from the root of the Ginger herb. It soothes redness, eliminates bacteria, inhibits the signs of skin damage and aging, and restores color and radiance to a dull complexion.
Featured in: Brighten-A Pumpkin Cleanser

GLYCERIN
Synthetically derived or found naturally in the lipids of animals and vegetables, this powerful humectant possess water-binding porperties that help deliver intense hydration.
Featured in: Ageless Lactic Cleansing Creme, Blemish-Control Spot Treatment, Brighten-A Pumpkin Cleanser, Clarifying Salicylic Cleanser, Dark Circle Corrector Eye Gel, Gentle Moisture-Deficient Cleanser

GLYCOLIC ACID
Glycolic acid is the smallest Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). This ingredient is vital for its ability to provide an even exfolation to the skin by helping promote cellular turnover to improve skin texture, oil build up, tone, and radiance.
Featured in: Even Tone Exfoliating PeelGylcolic Resurfacing Exfoliating Complex 

HYALURONIC ACID
Hyaluronic Acid helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles retaining moisture to the skin, creating a plumping effect. When the skin is protected and hydrated, increased skin cell production can take place, as the skin isn't busy fighting for hydration. This leads to smoother, plumper skin cells.
Featured in: Hyaluronic Acid Complex 75, Hydrolyzed DNA Nourishing Masque

JOJOBA SEED OIL
Jojoba oil is a humectant that works to seal your skin with a protective barrier to keep it from losing moisture. This may help prevent bacterial infections and acne. The antioxidants in jojoba oil may help your body produce collagen.
Featured in: Ferulic C 20 Serum, Gentle Moisture-Deficient Cleanser, Hydrolyzed DNA Nourishing Masque, Vita C Polypeptide Moisturizer

KAOLIN CLAY
Kaolinite is a clay mineral that has cleansing properties that can remove dirt and impurities from pores that lead to acne breakouts. It is gentle to use and cleans without making it dry and dull.
Featured in: Blemish Control Clay Masque, Purifying Sulfur Acne Wash

KOJIC ACID
Naturally produced by certain fungi, kojic acid helps improve the appearance of discoloration and skin brightness.
Featured in: Dark Spot & Discoloration Complex

LACTIC ACID
Lactic Aid helps to keep the skin moisturized and feeling less dry. When used regularly, lactic acid can also improve signs of aging. It stimulates collagen renewal and can firm your skin. Hyperpigmentation (sun spots or age spots) fade and fine lines and wrinkles soften and smooth out.
Featured in: Ageless Lactic Cleansing Creme, Pro Strength Perfecting Complex

LICORICE ROOT
The root of the licorice plant comprises phytochemical constituents that help protect and brighten your skin. Its extract contains nearly 300 compounds that have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.Licorice root fights the free radicals by inhibiting their production and preventing excess melanin from being produced.
Featured in: Clarifying Salicylic Cleanser, Dark Spot & Discoloration Complex, Pro Strength Perfecting Complex, Swiss Apple Damage Relief Moisturizer

MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate is a form of vitamin C that is used for its ability to protect the skin from free radicals, stimulate collagen production, reduce hyperpigmentation, and maintain skin hydration.
Featured in: Dark Spot & Discoloration Complex, Purifying B3 Moisturizer, Purifying Sulfur Acne Wash, Swiss Apple Damage Relief Moisturizer, Vita C Polypeptide Moisturizer

NIACINAMIDE
Also known as Vitamin B3, niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin found naturally in yeast. Strengthens skin's moisture barrier and reduces the appearance of discoloration and blotchiness.
Featured in: Dark Spot & Discoloration Complex, Purifying B3 Moisturizer, Swiss Apple Damage Relief Moisturizer

PAPAIN
The enzymes papain and chymopapain in papaya can decrease inflammation. The protein-dissolving ingredient can help reduce acne by removing dead skin cells that can clog pores. Papaya is known for treating melasma. Proponents of natural healing suggest that the enzymes, beta-carotene, vitamins, and phytochemicals in papaya have skin lightening properties.
Featured in: Even Tone Exfoliating PeelX-Pressin C DNA Repair Enzyme Exfoliant ,Pro Strength Perfecting Complex 

PSEUDO COLLAGEN
Pseudo Collagen is a true moisturising glycoprotein extracted from plants. 
This technologically advanced ingredient is ideal for pre-maturely aged skin and skin that have lost their structure and elasticity by assisting in reducing the appearance of lines hydrating, firming and smooth the skin.
Featured in: Ferulic C 20 Serum, Hydrolyzed DNA Nourishing Masque

RESVERATROL
Resveratrol is derived from grape skin. It is a powerful antioxidant with anti-aging properties which includes strengthening the skin's abililty to defend against free radicals.
Featured in: Dark Spot & Discoloration Complex, Retinol 500 Clinical Repair Creme, Retinol-CE Damage Correcting Masque

RETINOL
A form of Vitamin A  that is clinically proven to help improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, signs of aging, and promote cellular turnover. 
Featured in: Retinol 500 Clinical Repair Creme, Retinol-CE Damage Correcting Masque

PUMPKIN SEED OIL
Derived from the hulled seeds of pumpkins. Used to reduce inflammation associated with acne. Pumpkin seed oil also helps reduces the appearance of blackheads, pimples, and pustules. 
Featured in: Brighten-A Pumpkin Cleanser, Even Tone Exfoliating Peel

SALICYLIC ACID
This Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) is a vital ingredient for those with oily and acne prone skin by exfoliating the skin and refining the appearance of pores while reducing excess oil. 
Featured in: Blemish-Control Spot Treatment, Clarifying Salicylic Cleanser,Dermal Matter Toner, Ferulic C 20 Serum

SULPHUR
Sulfur helps dry out the surface of your skin to help absorb excess oil (sebum) that may contribute to acne breakouts. It also dries out dead skin cells to help unclog your pores.
Featured in: Blemish-Control Spot Treatment, Purifying Sulfur Acne Wash

TEA TREE OIL
Tea tree oil can be used to treat conditions and symptoms that affect skin such as acne. When used topically, tea tree oil can combat excessive oil production, soothe inflammed skin, and fight against bacterial breakouts.
Featured in: Oil-Control Clarifying Moisturizer 

WITCH HAZEL
When applied to the skin, witch hazel-based toners have the potential to ease irritation, injury, and inflammation. Some of the most common uses include acne, inflammatory conditions, and sunburn.
Featured in: Dermal Matter Toner

ZINC OXIDE
Zinc Oxide is a natural mineral used as a UV filter. This key sunscreen ingredient creates a barrier on the skin to reflect and protect against UVA and UVB rays.
Featured in: Blemish-Control Spot Treatment, UV Defense Creme