Glossary of Terms

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A

Ingredient Description

Acetyl Gloucosamine

Brightens complexion; helps minimize appearance of skin discoloration and age spots

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Seed Extract

Visibly diminishes undereye bags and puffiness; enhances the appearance of skin tone and firmness

Algae (Laminaria digitata) Extract

Supports collagen through moisturization to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract

Helps moisturize and soothe skin

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Reveal the next layer of skin, reduce the signs of aging, and improve texture of skin

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Promotes the appearance of skin radiance

Apricot Kernel Oil

Moisturizer

Avocado (Persea gratissima) Oil

Skin conditioner

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Antioxidant

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)

Anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant

B

Ingredient Description

Balm Mint (Melissa officinalis) Extract

Aromatic agent

Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract

Regulates Moisture

Beech Tree (Fagus sylvatica) Bud Extract

Improves skin moisturization; smooths appearance of wrinkles

Bentonite Clay

Natural clay skin cleanser

Beta-Glucan

Used for its antioxidant properties

Beta Hydroxy Acids

Reveal the next layer of skin, reduce the signs of aging and improve texture of skin

Bilberry Fruit Extract

Helps promote a youthful-looking glow

Bio-Hydria® Complex

Softens and conditions

Birch (Betula alba) Extract

Skin conditioner

Bisabolol

Anti-inflammatory

Birch Leaf (Betula alba) Extract

Conditioner

Bilberry Fruit (Vaccinium myrtillus) Extract

Antioxidant

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

Contains piperine, a constituent in black pepper that helps increase nutrient uptake so nutrients are better utilized by the body?

Boswellia Serrata

Anti-inflammatory

C

Ingredient Description

Calendula Oil

Soothes and moisturizes skin

Caffeine

Antioxidant and skin conditioner that helps reduce appearance of puffiness around the eye area

Carrot (Daucus carota)

Soothes and calms; ripe with beta-carotene

Ceramide 3

Occurs naturally in the skin’s outer layer; helps prevent surface moisture loss and promote younger, healthier-looking skin

Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) Extract

Widely known as a skin conditioner; helps soothe damage caused by skin dryness

Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) Flower Extract

Provides soothing and relaxing properties

Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita matricaria) Flower Extract

Soothing and skin conditioning

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) Extract

Natural cleanser

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) Extract

Emollient

Clover Blossom (Trifolium pratense) Extract

Conditioner

Coenzyme Q10

Powerful antioxidant; supports production of ATP

D

Ingredient Description

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Natural diuretic, anti-inflammatory; detoxifies the liver

E

Ingredient Description

F

Ingredient Description

Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) Oil

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, important for healthy cell structure

Fructooligosaccharide (Chicory root)

Functions as a prebiotic to support ideal environment for probiotic colonization

G

Ingredient Description

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Root Extract

Skin conditioner

Ginseng (Panax ginseng) Extract

Skin conditioner

Grape (Vitis vinifera) Oil

Antioxidant

Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera)

Antioxidant

Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera) Extract

Supports collagen through moisturization; helps promote younger, firmer looking skin

Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera) Oil

Emollient

Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) Extract

Antioxidant

Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) Leaf Extract

Antioxidant and skin conditioner; supports collagen through moisturization

Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) Oil

Antioxidant oil

Green Tea

Anti-oxidant

H

Ingredient Description

Hops (Humulus lupulus) Extract

Skin conditioner

Horsetail (Equisetum giganteum) Extract

Skin conditioner

Hyaluronic Acid

Humectant that helps skin retain moisture, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Hydrolyzed Lupine (Lupinus albus) Protein Extract

Visibly diminishes undereye bags and puffiness; enhances the appearance of skin tone and firmness

I

Ingredient Description

Imperata (Imperata cylindrical) Root Extract

Provides intense hydration

Ivy (Hedera helix) Leaf Extract

Antioxidant, skin conditioner

Isoflavones

Antioxidant

J

Ingredient Description

Japanese Green Tea (Camellia oleifera) Leaf Extract

Antioxidant known for its soothing properties

Jojoba Oil

Emollient, skin conditioner

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Seed Oil

Emollient, skin conditioner

K

Ingredient Description

Kaolin

Natural, clay-like mineral; draws out impurities and minimizes the appearance of oiliness

Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) Root Extract

Improves the appearance of skin firmness and tone

Kukui (Aleurites moluccana) Oil

Emollient

L

Ingredient Description

Laminaria Digitata

Hydrating, antioxidant

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Extract

Skin hydrating conditioner renowned for calming properties

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Extract

Calms, soothes

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Root Extract

Humectant with skin-conditioning properties

Linden (Tilia vulgaris) Extract

Helps enhance appearance of skin

Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract

Skin conditioner

M

Ingredient Description

Mallow (Malva sylvestris) Extract

Natural hydrator, antioxidant, and skin conditioner

Mallow (Malva sylvestris) Flower Extract

Soothes and moisturizes

Mango (Mangifera indica)

Nurtures and hydrates

Marine Lavender (Lavandula stoechas) Extract

Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles

Marrubium Vulgare Extract

Member of the mint family; helps condition skin

Mica

Oil-absorber, opacifier

Micro-Algae (Spirulina maxima)

High multivitamin, protein, and amino acid content for restorative effects

Microalgae Extract

High multivitamin, protein, and amino acid content for restorative effects

Magnesium

Helps ensure the proper absorption of calcium, supports many other important biological functions?

N

Ingredient Description

Nettle (Urtica dioica) Extract

Skin conditioner

Niacin

Water-soluble; helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

O

Ingredient Description

Oat (Avena sativa)

Soothing skin moisturizer

Oat (Avena sativa) Kernel Extract

Skin conditioner; moisturizer

Olive (Olea europaea) Leaf Extract

Moisturizer

Olive (Olea europaea) Oil

Skin conditioner

Olive (Olea europaea) Oil Extract

Moisturizer

Olivine

Natural mineral extract; helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Orange (Citrus aurantium dulcis) Fruit Extract

Skin moisturizer

Orange (Citrus aurantium dulcis) Peel Extract

Skin moisturizer

Orchid (Orchis) Extract

Skin moisturizer

P

Ingredient Description

Panthenol

Also known as Pro-Vitamin B5, a humectant, emollient and moisturizer; can help make skin look soft and smooth

Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis) Oil

Emollient, skin conditioner

Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Extract

Skin softener, emollient

Peptides

Enhance skin smoothness; diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Pineapple (Ananas sativus) and Papaya (Carica Papaya) Enzymes

Gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells

Pineapple (Ananas sativus) Extract

Skin conditioner

Pea (Pisum sativum) Extract

Conditioning agent for hair follicles against oxidative stress

Plankton Extract

Moisturizer, antioxidant

Polypeptides

Peptides that contain many amino acids; Hexapeptide-10 immediately makes skin look firmer; Biotinoyl-Tripeptide-1 and Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 make lashes look thicker and fuller

Polysaccharide

Good water-binding agent; hydrating antioxidant

Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Extract

Powerful skin conditioner; antioxidant; helps protect skin’s healthy appearance from damaging environment

Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo)

Moisturizer high in betacarotene

Q

Ingredient Description

R

Ingredient Description

Retinyl Palmitate

Helps create firmer, smoother-looking skin

Ribose

Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles

Rice (Oryza sativa) Lipids

Helps promote hydration to maintain skin’s healthy glow

Resveratrol

Antioxidant for cellular health and protection

S

Ingredient Description

Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) Oil

Emollient, skin conditioner

Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) Seed Oil

Emollient, skin conditioner

Sage (Salvia officinalis) Oil

Provides aroma

Sage (Salvia officinalis) Extract

Antioxidant, humectant, skin conditioner

Saw (Serenoa serrulata) Palmetto

Skin conditioner, oil absorber

Scutellaria Alpina Extract

Skin conditioner

Sea Algae

Naturally remineralizes and exfoliates

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) Oil

Antioxidant with beta-carotene; supports supple tone and smooth skin

Sea Fennel

Skin moisturizer

Sea Kelp

Antioxidant, emollient, humectant

Sea Kelp Extract

Moisturizer

Sea Mayweed (Matricaria maritima)

Skin soother; soothes razor burn

Sea Plant (Crithmum maritimum) Extract

Antioxidant and humectant; provides hydration

Sea Starwort (Aster tripolium)

Covers blotchiness and redness caused by razor blade

Sesame (Sesamum indicum) Seed Extract

Helps skin retain moisture

Shea (Butyrospermum parkii) Butter

Skin conditioner; helps moisturize dry skin and diminishes the appearance of fine lines

Snow Ear Mushroom (Tremella fuciformis) Extract

Brightening agent

Snow Ear Mushroom (Tremella fuciformis) Extract

Brightening agent

Sodium PCA

Natural mineral salt; helps attract and retain moisture in skin; component of the skin’s own natural moisturizing factor

Soy (Glycine soja) Protein

Soothes, softens and moisturizes

Spirulina Extract

High multivitamin, protein, and amino acid content to support moisture framework of skin

Stabilized Vitamin C (Tettrahexyldecyl ascorbate)

Supports skin’s moisture framework

Stimu-Tex®*

Supports moisture balance

Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)

Known for purifying and toning

Sugar Cane (Saccharum officinarum) Extract

Exfoliant

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Oil

Skin nourisher and moisturizer

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Seed Oil

Contains natural antioxidants; contains a high amount of fatty acids to help moisturize and condition skin

Sweet Almond (Prunus amygdalus dulcis) Extract

Nourishes skin

Sweet Almond (Prunus amygdalus dulcis) Oil

Emollient, lubricant, skin nourisher

T

Ingredient Description

Tea Tree Oil

Aromatic agent

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) Extract

Powerful skin conditioner and antioxidant; keeps skin looking healthy, radiant, and youthful; reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

U

Ingredient Description

V

Ingredient Description

Vicia Faba Seed and Linseed Extracts

Conditioning agents that help to strengthen the hair follicle for stronger, healthier-looking hair

Vitaspheres

Antioxidants for smooth, supple skin

W

Ingredient Description

Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) Extract

Skin conditioner

Wheat (Triticum vulgare) Extract

Hair conditioner

Wheat (Triticum vulgare) Protein

Improves hair silkiness and shine; contributes to hair smoothness

White Oak (Quercus alba) Extract

Skin cleanser and softener

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Skin conditioner, cleanser

X

Ingredient Description

Y

Ingredient Description

Yucca (Yucca brevifolia) Extract

Moisturizer, skin conditioner, foaming agent

Z

Ingredient Description

Zinc Oxide

Sunscreen active