INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

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  • Cacao butter
    Cacao butter

    Ingredient: Cacao butter

    Function: Skin Conditioning

    What it is: Rich in natural plant compounds called phytochemicals that improve blood flow to the skin and slow skin aging by protecting against damage from the sun's harmful UV rays. It smooths scars, wrinkles and other marks on the skin. 

    How it works: It acts as a soothing barrier to the skin, which helps to preserve its moisture balance. It is therefore especially suited for dry and sensitive skin.

     

  • Calendula
    Calendula

    Ingredient: Calendula

    Function: Skin Conditioning

    What it is: It is a natural oil extracted from marigold flowers (Calendula officinalis). The petals, pollen and stems are rich in anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and carotenoids, giving the flower a wide array of functions. 

    How it works: It promotes skin tightness, which reduces day-to-day damage, and it also increases hydration within the skin. It promotes wound healing while reducing inflammation. It is ideal for healing redness, acne and sunburn. It helps protect skin against UV rays. It stimulates collagen production and it also reduces the occurrence of dry skin. 

  • Camelina
    Camelina

    Ingredient: Camelina

    Function: Emollient

    What it is: It has the ability to soften and soothe the skin.

    How it works: The emollients decrease trans epidermal water loss and maintain the proper level of absorption in the stratum corneum, allowing skin flexibility.

     

  • Candelilla  
    Candelilla  

    Ingredient: Candelilla  

    Function: Emollient

    What it is: Natural wax. Increases thickness of product and gives flexibility and plasticity. It has the ability to soften and soothe the skin.

    How it works: The emollients decrease trans epidermal water loss and maintain the proper level of absorption in the stratum corneum, allowing skin flexibility.

  • Carnauba
    Carnauba

    Ingredient: Carnauba

    Function: Moisturizing and repairing

    What it is: It is a wax from the leaves of the palm Copernicia Prunifera, a plant found in northeastern Brazil. It is hypoallergenic and very emollient.

    How it works: Creates a protective film on the surface of skin avoiding the evaporation of the skin’s natural moisture and improving the skin hydration by increasing the quantity of water in the stratum corneum. 

  • Carob
    Carob

    Ingredient: Carob

    Function: Moisturizing and repairing

    What it is: It has the function of helping the skin repair and of limiting the trans epidermal water loss, thus favoring the recovery.

    How it works: It stimulates the synthesis of growth factors such as activin A on keratinocytes and increases the synthesis of α-SMA on fibroblasts, helping in the skin recovery.

  • Cassava
    Cassava

    Ingredient: Cassava

    Function: Tensor agent

    What it is: Glucan Biopolymer is an active derived from cassava that provides immediate smoothing, firming and anti-wrinkle effects. Improves skin’s natural elasticity and reduces sagging.

    How it works: It’s a new generation of tensor agent. The tridimensional structure quickly adheres, spreads, and forms a viscoelastic film on the skin’s surface. This cohesive glucan biopolymer produces an immediate lifting and smoothing effect for both young and mature skin types. 

  • Castor Oil
    Castor Oil

    Ingredient: Castor Oil

    Function: Emollient

    What it is: Castor oil is a vegetable and natural emollient, good for dry skin . It can also help to detoxify and cleanse skin. 

    How it works: Helps provide an occlusive barrier, decreasing transepidermal water loss and promoting moisturization. 

  • Corn Starch
    Corn Starch

    Ingredient: Corn Starch

    Function: Absorbent and skin protectant

    What it is: An effective sebum absorber, it helps to reduce perceivable tackiness and oiliness and leaves skin feeling silky soft and smooth. 

    How it works: Corn starch is a fine, silken powder milled from the dried seed cobs of corn. It has the ability to carry large quantities of oils and still remain a powder. Laboratory studies have shown the product can carry between 30% and 50% oil loads and still retain its powder flow properties.

  • Cotton
    Cotton

    Ingredient: Cotton

    Function: Emollient

    What it is: Cotton seed oil adds a great nourishing to the skin. It’s a Vitamin E rich oil, with a high linoleic acid, palmitic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphor and iron content, among others. That is why it’s a perfect oil, adding nourishing and softness to the skin. 

    How it works: The emollients decrease trans epidermal water loss and maintain the proper level of absorption in the stratum corneum, allowing skin flexibility.

  • Cranberry
    Cranberry

    Ingredient: Cranberry

    Function: Skin-Soothing and antioxidant 

    What it is: It’s known to have antibacterial activity that’s prevent the accumulation of oil on the face, also preventing the clogging of pores. Rich in vitamin C and natural antioxidants and it stimulates the natural rejuvenation processes of the skin.

    How it works: Cranberry fruit extract is a source of polyphenol antioxidants and flavonoids, such as proanthocyanidins, flavonols, and anthocyanidins, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They can also help to stimulate the synthesis of collagen fibers to strengthen the skin.