Allantoin

It has soothing and moisturizing properties; stimulates cells regeneration facilitating the restoration of damaged epidermis; softens and smoothes the skin.

It ensures intensive moisturizing and prevents excessive water loss. Allantoin accelerates the processes of epidermis regeneration and alleviates irritations. It also smoothes and softens the epidermis eliminating skin irritation caused by surfacants.

Allantoin can be found in cosmetics:

  • for children and babies - it strengthens the thin hydro-lipid skin layer,
  • it is a non-comedogenous substance, i.e. it does not clog pores. It may be an ingredient of creams for mixed and oily skin types,
  • before and after sunbathing,
  • for allergy sufferers since it does not evoke allergic reactions,
  • that alleviate itching and skin burning, i.e. anti-irritation creams.

Allantoin is a humectant, i.e. a substance which can not only attract water particles, but also store them - hence it has moisturizing properties as well. The substance enhances exfoliation of the horny skin layer because it dissolves intercellular cement that binds the cells, making the skin become smoother.

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Azeloglycine

It does not irritate the skin, and more importantly, is well-tolerated by highly sensitive and couperose skin; it has strong anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, inhibits the production of free radicals.

Azeloglycine, due to the modification of azelaic acid, offers greater effectiveness, safety of use and better physical and chemical properties.

It penetrates easily deep into the skin. Many studies show that azeloglycine is a safe and multi-functional cosmetics ingredient. Based on research, it has better brightening properties. It is better tolerated by sensitive and couperose skin than azelaic acid. It calms down effectively vascular changes and does not cause skin peeling.

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Boswellia serrata

Boswellia serrata, or Indian Frankincense, is an enormous tree whose oily and raisin-like fruits have strong anti-inflammatory properties confirmed by numerous clinical findings. This Indian plant, Boswellia serrata, has been used successfully in Ayurveda for several hundred years.

Boswellic acids have:

  • anti-inflammatory properties comparable with anti-inflammatory properties of ibuprofen and aspirin;
  • properties that inhibit the degradation of glycosaminoglycans, which are responsible for, among others, proper hydration of the skin and tissues elasticity;
  • properties that accelerate the regeneration of damaged epidermis and inhibit inflammations caused by harmful internal and external conditions;
  • properties that soothe irritations, smooth the skin and reduce redness;
  • properties that strengthen skin’s natural resistance and prevents its irritations in harsh conditions such as exposure to UV radiation, strong wind, frost, excessive heat.

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Schisandra chinensis

Adaptogen

It is a strong anti-inflammatory ingredient, reduces redness and erythema, evens skin color, makes the skin elastic strongly regenerated. It effects beneficially skin condition. It moisturizes and tones the skin, accelerates wounds healing, and contracts blood vessels. Cosmetics with fruit extracts from schisandra chinensis strengthen skin protecting barrier, soothe irritations, clean and revitalize the skin.

It effects beneficially skin condition. It moisturizes and tones the skin, accelerates wounds healing, and contracts blood vessels. Cosmetics with fruit extracts from schisandra chinensis strengthen skin protecting barrier, soothe irritations, clean and revitalize the skin.

Schisandra chinensis was mentioned in Pharmacopoeia as early as in 205 BC. In China it is called wu-wei-zi, which means the fruit of five flavors. Its tegument is sweet, the pulp sour, seeds bitter and acerbic whereas the powder obtained from the seeds has salty taste. The fruits of schisandra chinensis are abundant in vitamins A, E and C as well as schisandrin – a substance of strengthening and toning properties that positively influences the nervous system and physical performance.

ADAPTOGEN - i.e. the way how we can help our organism to fight stress.

The term adaptogen was first used in 1947 by the Russian researcher, Nikolai Lazarev, who tested and described the properties of natural raw materials that influence organism resistance to harmful conditions of the external world. It is said that adaptogenic plants normalize the functioning of a human organism, do not cause overstimulation and do not inhibit its regular functions. They act more like a „tonicum”, or „panacea”.

It is common knowledge that adaptogenic plants have anti-oxidant properties that stimulate the immune system and memory processes, enhance concentration, mood and self-being.

Adaptogens include:

  • schisandra chinensis,
  • ginseng,
  • rhodiola rosea.

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D-panthenol

D-panthenol, i.e. provitamin of B5

It is a natural ingredient found in skin and hair, necessary for their proper formation. Deficiencies of provitamin B5 result in skin roughness and peeling, whereas hair goes grey faster, becomes porous and dull.

Panthenol is the ingredient of products which:

  • have healing, irritation-alleviating and moisturizing properties. It is the basic ingredient of after-sun cosmetics as well as cosmetics reducing redness, itching and skin irritation;
  • it decreases water loss through the epidermis and efficiently moisturizes the skin making it soft and smooth;
  • it stimulates cell divisions that brings healing and regenerating effects; it is helpful in healing of wounds, small skin injuries and scars.

The hydrating properties of panthenol are connected with the hygroscopicity of the compound, i.e. the process of „attracting” water cells. Therefore, panthenol is recommended not only in skin diseases but also in treatments with retinoids or acids which require increased demand for hydration.

It is a very well-tolerated ingredient, basically there are no incidencts of irritation or allergy to panthenol.

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ecoRetinol

EcoRetinol (DHMC) is a patented active ingredient of anti-aging cosmetics that shows a similar effect to retinol but without undesirable side effects, such as redness, burning and skin irritation. The effectiveness of ecoRetinol has been confirmed in comparative studies with retinol. It contains 10 genes in common with retinol. As a result, DHMC exhibits retinol-like activity

Activity:

  • keeps the skin taut and supple,
  • maintains and ensures adequate hydration in the skin,
  • shows visible soothing properties by inhibiting the release of prostaglandins,
  • effective anti-aging effect,
  • shows high temperature stability and is resistant to oxidation,
  • support and reconstruction of the epidermal barrier.

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Cucumber extract

Hydro-glycolic cucumber extract. Perfectly cleanses the skin, restores its natural balance, moisturizes, soothes irritations, reduces discoloration.

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Acai and ginseng fruit extract

Ginseng - tones and strengthens the skin, slows down aging processes, makes the skin resistant to harmful effects of the polluted environment. It contains triterpene saponins, glycosides, vitamins (B1, B2, C), proteoglycan and amino acids.

The extract is used in skin and hair cosmetics due to the following properties:

  • anti-aging - regenerating and rejuvenating properties - stimulation of skin regeneration, restoring skin balance and enhancing skin blood supply,
  • adaptogenic - strengthening of the skin’s resistance,
  • antioxidant - protection against free radicals,
  • anti-cellulite – inhibition of fatty acids production, better lipids decomposition,
  • hair structure strengthening – improvement of skin blood supply and stronger hair matrix.

Cosmetics with Ginseng are recommended for all skin types, especially for the persons exposed to prolonged negative effects of environmental factors (stress, UV radiation, environmental pollution).

Acai berries - rich in antioxidants and vitamins protect against aging, brighten, nourish and soften the skin. Acai berries extract neutralizes negative effects of free radicals. It protects effectively and strengthens the natural protective barrier of the epidermis. It reduces hypersensitivity to external factors. It improves skin condition, restores radiant and healthy look.

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Ectoine

Amino acid - an organic chemical compound produced naturally by a number of species of bacteria. Ectoine is produced by microorganisms living in extremely unfavorable conditions, such as geysers or salt lakes. Considering its wide spectrum of application possibilities and unusual properties, the natural resources of ectoine have become insufficient. Various methods of its production on a larger scale have been developed scientifically, however they always involve microorganisms. There is no method to obtain ectoine in an absolutely synthetic way.

The mechanism of ectoine activity in the process of stabilizing cell membranes and strengthening skin’s protective barrier:

  • it has immunological and protective properties by increasing the stabilization of cell membrane against cellular stress,
  • it inhibits inflammatory processes induced by UV radiation at the level of cell membrane,
  • it protects Langerhans cells,
  • it diminishes TEWL (transepidermal water loss).

Numerous studies demonstrate a wide spectrum of ectoine properties if used locally, hence it has been successfully applied in the treatment of many dermatological problems in medicine and pharmacy.

Ectoine is one of the strongest natural moisturizer protecting the cells and skin immune system:

  • it significantly reduces itching,
  • it has anti-inflammatory properties,
  • it has high safety and tolerance profile thanks to which it may be used by children and people suffering from hypersensitivity reactions,
  • it reduces inflammatory erythema,
  • it intensely moistens the skin,
  • it is an alternative to traditionally used preparation for atopic skin disorders,
  • it accelerates epidermis regeneration after invasive health and esthetic treatments,
  • it alleviates irritations caused by improper skin care as well as excessive SLES.

Ectoine also protects the skin against, e.g. UV radiation and prevents aging processes. Hence, it is an ingredient of moisturizing and anti-wrinkle creams or preparations alleviating the allergic symptoms of nose and eyes mucous membrane as well as atopic dermatitis.

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Peeling enzymes from grapefruit

This ingredient has anti-oxidant, anti-wrinkle and smoothening properties. It delicately peels the epidermis, cleanses and brightens the skin, helps to remove discolorations and blackheads.

It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, helps to fight acne, regulates sebaceous glands, mates the skin and reduces the visibility of pores. It also strengthens blood vessels, prevents skin redness, reduces cellulite and enhances the effects of other substances, e.g. enzymes.

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Eyeseryl

It is a tetrapeptide with proven anti-swelling properties. It is effective in reducing dark circles, puffiness and bags under the eyes. Helps prevent the signs of aging by minimizing the fluid retention that causes puffy eye bags while increasing skin elasticity and smoothness.

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Ferment filtrate GFF

The main active GFF Ferment Filtrate, Galactomyce, is a strong but safely hydrating substance combining nourishing and anti-wrinkle properties. It is the result of fermentation of a special type of yeast – Galactomyces. It contains necessary amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants; it inhibits melanogenesis (thanks to which the skin has even color without discolorations), protects against harmful environmental effects and shows a strong antioxidant activity diminishing the formation of free radicals.

The process of developing GFF:

  • Step 1 – yeast strains galactomyces
  • Step 2 – broth preparation 21°C, 24h
  • Step 3 – fermentation 2-3 days
  • Step 4 – homogenization
  • Step 5 – liquid separation – centrifuging
  • Step 6 – filtration – yeast removal
  • Step 7 - formation of Galactomyces ferment filtrate (GFF)

Fermentation is one of the latest methods of obtaining more effective active substances and extractors. It is a unique and indispensable process of biochemical transformations thanks to which it is possible to obtain new raw materials with specific properties. Active substances obtained by this method are better absorbed, act faster and more effectively. Due to fermentation, minerals, amino acids and vitamins are formed, which are the basis of health and proper functioning of our skin. An extremely important element is the selection of suitable substrates and microorganism by means of which a desirable compound of proper activity will be created.

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Ascorbyl glucoside

Vitamin C in a stable form of ascrobyl glucoside – counteracts aging processes of the skin;

Vitamin C is one of the most studied and effective substances in cosmetology. It is the most important ingredient of preparations designed to fight stress symptoms and environmental pollution.

Ascrobyl glucoside:

  • stable form of vitamin C in physiological pH,
  • non-irritating,
  • high bio-availability and activity,
  • long-lasting effects.

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Caffeine

It has anti-filtering properties, stimulating skin micro-circulation. Thanks to its vasoconstrictive properties, it reduces puffiness and dark circles under the eyes, smoothes and tenses the skin, and has strong anti-oxidant properties.

Caffeine, as an anti-oxidant, protects skin cells against harmful effects of UV radiation, fights free radicals responsible for accelerated skin aging processes and all their symptoms, Therefore caffeine is also used in the production of anti-wrinkle cosmetics for mature skin.

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CITY antioxidant complex

A group of substances that eliminate free radicals and skin oxidative stress.

The complex includes:

  • Vitamin E - acts as an antioxidant, protects the skin against oxidative stress, cell damage and the appearance of wrinkles,
  • Grape extract - has antioxidant properties, facilitates regeneration of damaged skin, e.g. after sunburn,
  • Yerba mate tea - a strong antioxidant.

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Moisturaizing complex CITY

A group of substances protecting skin against dehydration; allows to maintain a proper level of water in the upper skin layers; plays a crucial role in maintaining elasticity and resilience of the horny skin layer.

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DNA protection comples

  • Avogelia® - avocado oil called the oil of 7 vitamins (A-B-D-E-H-K-PP); intensely hydrates, nourishes epidermis, seals and regenerates the skin’s lipid barrier;
  • jojoba oil - precious, non-comedogenic, protects skin against excessive dehydration, enhances skin regeneration;
  • Shea butter - regenerates and nourishes skin preventing effectively its re-dryness and irritation; it is a natural UV filter.

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Pro-vitalizing complex CITY

The combination of mandelic, glycolic, lactic, tartaric, citric, shikimic acids; low concentration of acids combined with high pH results in delicate and almost unnoticeable, flaking without irritation and increased skin tenderness.

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Protelolytic complex CITY

The combination of 5 plant enzymes: passion fruit, sugar cane, lemon, pineapple and grapes); it enhances the effects of fruit acids, causes delicate and almost unnoticeable, flaking without irritation and increased skin tenderness.

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Glycolic acid

It causes flaking of excess epidermis; has anti-wrinkle properties, evens the skin tone and enhances its density.

Glycolic acid thanks to its small particles penetrates deeply and improves the skin structure of the deepest layers. After long-term use of glycolic acid-based preparations, fibers are restored and skin elasticity is improved.

We observe:

  • restoration of elastic fibers and skin elasticity,
  • increased production of collagen fibers and mucopolysaccharides,
  • accelerated cell regeneration,
  • softening and smoothening of the skin, enhanced color and skin texture,
  • reduced wrinkles and shallow wounds, prevention of the skin aging,
  • brightening of pigmentation spots and discolorations,
  • skin cleansing,
  • regulation of keratosis disorders.

If you do not remove regularly excess dead skin cells, the horny layer thickens. Consequently, the effectiveness of some care preparations diminishes. It happens because active substances (e.g. hydrating substances, antioxidants) cannot effectively penetrate the skin. Glycolic acid used in cosmetics dissolves intercellular bonds called corneocytes resulting in delicate flaking of the horny layer. Hence, creams with glycolic acid are strongly recommended for people with dry, grey and sallow skin with photoaging signs.

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Mandelic acid

Α-hydroxy acids (AHA) is extracted from hydrolysis of bitter almonds. It was discovered in 1909 by J. W. Walker and V. K. Krieble. It occurs naturally in bitter almonds, cherry stones and apricot kernels. Since the molecular weight of mandelic acid is bigger than of the popular in the group of AHA acids – glycolic acid, mandelic acid is softer and safer when applied onto the skin. Consequently, it is used in the treatment of sensitive skin that does not tolerate AHA of lower molecular weight. It is an AHA acid of double effect. On the one hand, according to typical properties of AHA acids, it regulates cells regeneration by peeling the outer layers of the epidermis. It also improves the structure and color of the skin and has anti-wrinkle properties. It has strong antibacterial properties as well thanks to which it alleviates inflammations of the skin, heals eczemas and acne changes.

The main use of mandelic acid in cosmetology:

  • moisturizing purposes,
  • anti-acne properties – in an acid conditions it has bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties for selected strains of bacteria,
  • it prevents the creation of blackheads and regulates sebum production,
  • the treatment of rosacea, minimizing the effect physiological skin imbalance and inflammations,
  • anti-wrinkle properties (smoothening and reduction of wrinkles) – it is possible that since it stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis, it also accelerates cells regeneration,
  • reduces discolorations – it inhibits the effects of tyrosinase,
  • does not evoke post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation,
  • does not cause irritations or erythema.

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Lactic acid

Lactic acid has antibacterial properties, effectively unclogs skin pores enabling their cleaning. Therefore, it is very helpful in anti-acne treatment and prevention aimed at preventing imperfections, pimples, blackheads or skin inflammations. By removing dead epidermis cells, it smoothens the skin, makes it smooth an evenly colored, brightens discolorations and shallows post-acne scars.

Regular application of preparations with lactic acid enhances glycosaminoglycans concentration. These are the compounds responsible for proper skin hydration.

Lactic acid effectively restores the natural and physiological pH of the skin, since it is a pH regulator.

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Ahicimic acid

Shicimic acid is used as an ingredient of cosmetics for problematic, acne and oily skin as well as the skin which is thick, dry, discolored and damages because of sunbathing. It is usually used as an ingredient of tonics, masks, gels and lotions.

Properties:

  • antibacterial, anti-acne, anti-fungal,
  • regulate sebum production and help unblock sebaceous glands outlets,
  • peeling and smoothening; the skin becomes bright and its color even,
  • depigmentation,
  • moisturizing that makes the skin smoother, more elastic and firm.

Shicimic acid is a valuable ingredient of cosmetics for problematic, rosacea, acne and oily skin due to its antibacterial, anti-acne and anti-fungal properties. It inhibits the development of bacteria that cause acne – Propionibacterium acnes. It regulates sebum production, facilitates unclogging the outlets of sebaceous glands reducing the number of pimples.

It also moisturizes dry skin making the skin smoother, more elastic and firmer. It has peeling properties, hence it is helpful in thick skin with discolorations and damaged by sunbathing. Thanks to exfoliation, the skin color becomes even, whereas the skin itself brightened and smoothed.

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L- arginine

Arginine has been appreciated due to its strong moisturizing properties. It is an amino acid which not only strengthens the hydro-lipid barrier, but it is also a humectant, i.e. a substance while penetrating deep layers of the dermis, transforms into urea and is responsible for optimal hydration.

Arginine is recommended especially for extremely dry skin and in the treatment of atopic skin:

  • soothes irritation,
  • accelerates healing of wounds,
  • moisturizes deeply the skin,
  • stimulates collagen synthesis and skin elasticity,
  • soothes and accelerates the process of treating dry, irritated and atopic skin.

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Lycopene

Lycopene is a carotenoid, i.e. natural pigments found in plants, mainly in tomatoes, red pepper and grapefruits. It is a strong anti-oxidant.

Within the last few years pharmaceutical and food industry have expresses a much greater interest in lycopene as a result of scientific research and work, which have proven its beneficial effect, as a natural compound, on the human body functioning. The healthy effect of lycopene results mainly from its strong anti-oxidant properties, the second strongest carotenoid just after astaxanthin. Not only can this substance neutralize effectively oxygen-based free radicals but it also protects the cells against their harmful effects. It can also regenerate other anti-oxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin.

A clinical examination conducted on a group of women and men aged 40 on average demosntrated that the therapy with 6 mg of lycopene daily together with other antioxidants such as lutein, Vitamin E and selenium enhanced significantly the skin look and its parameters such as density (+7%), or thickness (+14%), and reduced its roughness (-37%) when compared to the initial condition only within 12 weeks.
The team led by professor Lademan also examined the concentration of lycopene in the skin of more than 100 women aged approximately 45. It turned out that the skin of the women with the highest concentration of this compound was much smoother and with fewer wrinkles when compared to the skin of women with low concentration of lycopene:

  • lycopene, is a strong antioxidant, absorbs free radicals, protects skin cells and collagen fibers against micro-damage, the result of which are fine lines and wrinkles outside,
  • rejuvenates the skin, stimulates collagen and elstine production as well as soothes skin aging symptoms.
  • stimulates proper diversity of epidermis layers,
  • enhances skin color,
  • extends life cycle of healthy skin cells.

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Lipoproteins from coconut oil

Coconut oil helps retain youthful glow by slowing down such aging processes of the skin as wrinkles and skin flabbiness.

Coconut oil is widely used in cosmetology due to its enormously health properties and its unique structure. It has a number of valuable vitamins: B2, B6, C and E. This healthy oil is also abundant in folic acid, potassium, iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iodine and lauric acid, which removes skin imperfections.

It is also worth remembering that coconut oil, as a natural ingredient of cosmetics, is friendly to the skin and does not evoke allergies. Additionally, it cleans perfectly, so it makes an ideal ingredient of tonics or make-up removing cosmetics.

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Liposomal glacial water

It is a modern hydrating substance responsible for the so called deep skin hydration effect.

It is recommended for skin prone to irritation due to its revitalizing, alleviating and soothing properties. It restores softness and elasticity, hence it is also suitable for rough and damaged skin.

It is ideal for sensitive skin because thanks to its properties, it soothes the skin that requires deep hydration. It is also perfect for mature skin providing it with necessary nutrition, also due to its firming and improving elasticity properties.

Effective and efficient care allows to maintain balance and healthy, good-looking skin.

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Shea butter

Shea butter is obtained from the African tree Vitellaria paradoxa also called karite tree, Shea or Shea nut tree. The abundance of nutrients guarantees its caring properties. The butter is rich in saturated fatty acids, triglycerids, waxes, vitamins E and F, provitamin of vitamin A.

The most important properties include: intensive moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties, regenerating dry and cracked skin, smoothening and increasing skin elasticity. Shea butter has a high concentration of cinnamic acid – a natural factor protecting the skin against harmful UV radiation.

It does not cause allergenic effects, hence it is recommended for cosmetics for children and persons with sensitive skin.

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Urea

The crucial ingredient of the skin moisturizing factor (NMF).

This extremely valuable moisturizing and softening substance increases the penetration of active substances deep into the skin.

It bonds water intensively and permanently, moisturizes deeply and prevents excess dehydration. It perfectly softens rough epidermis. In higher concentrations it has keratolytic properties, i.e. it facilitates peeling of the skin and increases the permeability of the horny skin layer. It also has antibacterial properties that may be used in acne complexion. Urea-based preparations are used in acne, psoriasis and ichthyosis treatment.

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Myramaze

Thanks to its unique adaptive properties, Myrothamnus flabellifolia is resistant to extreme and changeable atmospheric conditions. It may survive long and hot periods of drought as a dried flower bud, whereas it goes green with the very first drop of rain. The extract from this southern African plant is like an oasis for stressed, dehydrated and irritated skin.

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Moisturizing molecular film

It removes dead skin cells, however, simultaneously moisturizes and regenerates. Thanks to innovative combination of peeling ingredients with a moisturizing film, the skin remains elastic and its water-lipid barrier restored. The film consists of skin natural NMF, maltooligosacharides, urea, amino acids and plant enzymes. It prevents TEWL. The molecular film guarantees perfect and immediate long-lasting effects.

The study was conducted on a group of 20 women aged 20-73 who were asked to use a cream with 7% molecular moisturizing film for 20 days.

12.3% reported improvement of skin hydration 12 hours after application.
35.4 % of women declare a significant improvement of skin hydration after 20-day-treatment.

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Niacynamide

Niacynamide has anti-wrinkle properties, regulates skin moisture and peeling. It brightens discolorations and eliminates inflammations.

Niacynamide is an active for of vitamin B3, which plays an important role in the synthesis of amino acids and nucleic acids. As a compound used in cosmetology, it is safe and hypoallergenic, and its effectiveness has been confirmed by numerous tests.

However, most of all niacynamide enhances the look of mature and aging skin. It stimulates the synthesis of collagen and ceramides, which are the basic component of intercellular cement assuring the integrity of skin barrier and inhibit transepidermal water loss. Niacynamide inhibits photo-aging processes and brightens discolorations.

Recently, niacynamide has been supplementing the treatment of rosacea. Inhibited sebum production in sebaceous glands reduces the number of blackheads, whereas its brightening properties reduce skin redness. It is also used in anti-cellulite treatments.

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Argan oil

Argan oil is extracted from the tree seeds of Argania spinosa, which can be found only in the semiarid areas of Morocco and Algeria.

Argan oils cannot be commonly obtained. Pursuant to the tradition, this oil is obtained manually by women only, and the process itself consists of a few stages. Since the seeds are hard to open, they are usually collected while being evacuated in goats’ droppings or spilt by them.

Argan oil ingredients:

  • have soothing and anti-inflammatory properties,
  • enhance the healing of wounds and skin irritations,
  • support the regeneration of the hydro-lipid skin barrier,
  • supplement shortages of lipids in the skin,
  • make the skin more elastic and nourished,
  • regulate the functioning of sebaceous glands,
  • repair and moisturize the skin, hair and nails.

Strong anti-oxidant effects, the protection of the skin structure are the result of Vitamin E, phenolic compounds including ferulic acid and carotenoids. Saturated fatty acids and squalene found in the oil are responsible for the regeneration of hydro-lipid epidermis barrier and supplement shortage of lipid compounds in the skin, including ceramides which constitute intercellular cement. It all effectively improves hydration and skin elasticity. Oleic acid enhances the penetration of active substances naturally found in the oil and those added to the cosmetics into the skin.

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Jojoba oil

The oil is extracted from the cold-pressed seeds of Simmondsia Chinensis. The plant is grown in Spain as well as in the countries of both Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Jojoba oil nourishes, softens, moisturizes and oils the skin and hair. Its chemical composition is similar to sebum and it may be applied onto the skin of all types. Dry skin produces too little amounts of sebum. Jojoba oil will supplement such deficiencies perfectly and will prevent skin drying. The skin will be nourished and moisturized with properly maintained acidic pH of the skin. Oily skin secrets excess sebum and is prone to pimples. Jojoba oil regulates (inhibits) sebum production. It accelerates skin cells regeneration and alleviates inflammations. It also soothes the effects of dandruff, eczemas and psoriasis by moisturizing the skin. It has bacteriostatic properties, hence while added to preparations, it extends the product’s shelf-life. It is used in the massage of aching muscles, rheumatism and skin irritations.

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Avocado oil

It is extracted by pressing the pulp of a ripe fruit – alligator pear. Persea americana is an evergreen tree that belongs to the the Lauraceae family. It comes from Central America and is grown in the entire intertropical belt.

Avocado oil is also known as the oil of 7 vitamins: A,B,D,E,H,K,PP. It intensively moisturizes and nourishes the epidermis, designed for dry, mature, aging and sensitive skin.

It has a huge compatibility with natural lipids of the skin, seals and regenerates the lipid skin barrier, hence easily absorbed by the skin, penetrates its deeper layers.

It is often used as pure oil or as an additive to cosmetics for dry, mature, aging and sensitive skin. It does not have an irritating or allergic properties.

It is a very good massage oil, however because of its density, it is recommended to mix it with other oils during the massage (oil from sweet almonds, grape seeds oils or apricot seeds oil).

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Aloe leaf oil

Aloe leaf oil has a strong moisturizing, softening and antioxidant effect, therefore it is used in anti-aging cosmetics. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and accelerates wound healing. Regularly used, it can reduce the visibility of scars. It is recommended for the care of sensitive, dry, prone to irritation, mature and acne skin.

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Sacha inchi seed oil

Inca Inchi is a natural oil of exceptionally high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids (over 90%) and tocopherol (1.5-2 g / kg). It is the only plant oil that contains two essential unsaturated fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic) in such huge concentrations.

Thanks to such huge content of nutrients, Sacha Inchi oil has a broad range of activity and numerous applications in cosmetology:

  • it encourages wrinkles reduction,
  • it reduces the number of free radicals,
  • it moisturizes and regenerates dry skin,
  • it relieves the symptoms of allergic reactions,
  • it soothes irritations,
  • it noticeably smoothes the skin,
  • it soothes and reduces eczema, skin peeling.

Sacha Inchi – the Inca’s heritage
Though still little known in Poland, Sacha Inchi oil has been used for centuries in the Amazon parts of Peru. Sacha Inchi oil is extracted from the nuts of Plukenetia Volubilis known as Sacha Inchi, which can be found in the rainforests of the Peruvian Amazon. It grows in warm climate at high altitudes up to about 1700 meters above the sea level in wetlands. Its characteristic, star-shaped seeds may be found in ceramics excavated from the tombs of ancient Incas. The fruits of Sacha Inchi were found in the pre-Inca figures of highly developed civilizations conquered by Incas. The Incas originally grew this plant in the Pichanaqui district (Junin region), which is considered one of the best regions to grow Sacha Inchi due to its soft soil with high concentration of minerals and nutrients. The knowledge about this plant was carefully preserved and handed down from generation to generation for centuries.

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Macadamia seed oil

Macadamia oil contains beneficial nutrients, incl. such as: vitamin A, vitamin E, B vitamins (B1, B2, B3), palmitoleic acid (omega-7) oleic acid and squalene. It is especially recommended for dry, sensitive, mature and irritated skin. It slows down the aging process of the skin, protecting it against free radicals. It has excellent softening and smoothing properties. For this reason, it is particularly often used as a component of anti-aging cosmetics. In addition, it supports the fight against cellulite.

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Sweet almond oil

Sweet almond oil is extracted from the seeds of the fruit of the almond tree. It is rich in fatty acids, proteins, mineral salts, B vitamins as well as A, D and E. It easily penetrates the skin, has a very high moisturizing and smoothing properties. Perfectly cares for sensitive, dry and very dry skin, and prevents skin aging.

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Olive oil

Olive oil is undoubtedly one of the oldest and most popular oils used in cosmetics. Its caring, softening, anti-wrinkle and regenerating properties have been known for centuries. Vitamins A, E and F contained in olive oil nourish and sooth the skin. It is also an excellent means of rebuilding and regenerating hair and nails. Olive oil is a fairly greasy oil, therefore it is recommended primarily for people with dry skin, prone to cracks and calluses. It soothes any irritation of very dry skin.

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Papain

It effectively dissolves the horny layer leaving the skin cleansed and refreshed. This enzyme found in the pulp of unripe papaya fruits has brightening properties, hence it is the ingredient of whitening creams and face masks. It helps to brighten acne and after-sun discolorations.

Effects on the skin:

  • smoother skin,
  • faster skin and small wounds healing,
  • brightened acne discolorations,
  • anti-inflammatory properties,
  • alleviated acne changes,
  • perfectly clean skin.

Cosmetics with papain are an alternative for the skin that does not tolerate fruit acids as well as during pregnancy and lactation.

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Pullulan

It creates a net on the skin that prevents excess water loss (TEWL) and enhances the properties of the protective skin barrier. It can bond water and acts as a thickener. Additionally, it has anti-oxidant properties, enhances skin appearance making it firm and filling the wrinkles.

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Syn EYE

It combines the latest peptide technology with excellent bioactive skin care substances in a multi-functional eye care formula. It stimulates the renewal of the epidermis and collagen synthesis. It helps to moisturize the stratum corneum and helps to reduce the irritation process.

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Squalane

They are extracted from olive oil. The slow down aging processes, fight free radicals and shallow wrinkles. They also restore the protective lipid layer of the skin, strengthen and regulate the functioning of sebaceous glands as well as protect against external factors. They have antibacterial, anti-gungal, regenerating and nourishing properties.

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Trehaloze

It is a hydro-active disaccharide obtained from seaweeds with the properties of a natural anti-oxidant and humectant. When applied onto the skin, it hydrates and inhibits disintegration of cells prone to drying – it does not interacts with proteins, thus it can protect cells structure by creating a special shell. It guarantees skin cells protection against transepidermal water loss (TEWL).

It protects the skin against harmful effects of external factors. It can bond water from the air, that is why dessert plants bloom as soon as a drop of water appears.

Trehaloze can be found in plants exposed to extremely warm atmospheric conditions. One of them is the resurrection plant, i.e. Myramaze.

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Centella asiatica

It has firming and anti-cellulite and anti-aging properties, stimulates skin regeneration and blood circulation. The properties of centella asiatica have been known for thousands of years in the natural Indian medicine – Ayurveda. The plant has been widely used in treating, e.g. eczemas, vitiligo, psoriasis, anaemia, syphilis, hypertension. After years specific compounds were successfully extracted from the plant, i.e. bioflavonoids, glycosides, sterols, acids and other with a number of beneficial for the skin properties.

Centella asiatica will perfectly take care of couperose skin prone to rosacea. It enhances skin microcirculation, strength of blood vessels and their integrity (insufficient integrity results in spider veins).

The cosmetic effects of centella asiatica were also documented in the care of damaged and chapped skin. Just a few percent of the extract has smoothening, cleansing and soothing properties. Centella asiatica stimulates collagen production, soothes inflammations and has anti-oxidant properties. It is the most popular ingredient of the products for couperose, mature, sensitive and dry skin.

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Rose water

Rose water is a by-product of the distillation of rose petals using steam, which is primarily used to obtain essential oils - rose.

Rose water is known for its unique properties. 100% based on rose, has antibacterial and soothing properties. It is perfect for sensitive skin that has a problem with various types of redness and acne-prone skin - rose water will help in the fight against imperfections.

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Xylitol

It is a sugar alcohol naturally occurring in e.g. birch sap. It is used in the products designed for skin care. It intensely moisturizes the skin, strengthens skin’s protective functions, alleviates and accelerates wounds and irritations healing. It inhibits the development of harmful microorganisms, however, simultaneously does not damage the existing, natural bacterial flora of the skin.

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