Glossary

Quick guide to understanding ingredients,

Copper Peptide

Antioxidant with cell communicating properties

Decyl Glucoside

Gentle surfactant

Ferulic Acid

Antioxidant

Gluconolactone

Poly hydroxy acid considered new generation alpha hydroxy acid

Glycerin

All rounder great humectant

Glycolic Acid

Potent alpha hydroxy acid to tackle fine lines and wrinkles

Hyaluronic Acid

Potent humectant that plumps up skin

Lactic Acid

Hydrating alpha hydroxy acid for radiant skin

Lactobacillus Ferment

Calming and softening probiotic for your skin

Lactobionic Acid

Poly hydroxy acid considered new generation alpha hydroxy acid

Niacinamide

Vitamin B3 that works on a cell communicating level

Salicylic Acid

Beta hydroxy acid great for acne prone skin

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Gentle surfactant

Sodium Lactacte

Humectant

Sodium Lauryl Glutamate

Gentle surfactant

Sodium Lauryl Glycinate

Gentle surfactant

Sodium PCA

Naturally occurring humectant

Triethanolamine

Buffer

Triglyceride

Moisturising

Vitamin C

Potent antioxidant for brighter and more even skin

Vitamin E

Potent antioxidant for nourishing and strengthening skin

Acacia Bark

Great hydrating and softening properties

Almond Oil

Hydrating emollient

Aloe Vera

Hydrating, nourishing and soothing properties

Baobab Oil

Calming and soothing emollient

Bergamot Oil

Antioxidant emollient with skin evening properties

Black Tea

Great antioxidant that soothes irritated skin

Butterfly Pea

Potent antioxidant and natural soothing astringent

Camellia Seed Oil

Hydrating emollient

Chamomile

Promotes healing, protects against free radicals, brightens skin and reduces signs of ageing

Green Tea

Nourishes, brightens and repairs your skin

Hibiscus

Promotes collagen and elastin production in skin

Hydrangea

Improves skin health and texture, while also protecting your skin barrier

Jasmine Oil

Antioxidant emollient

Jojoba oil

Emollient with the closest resemblance to our natural oil production

Lavender

Healing and anti-bacterial property that also reduces appearance of fine lines

Marula Oil

Soothing and softening emollient

Moringa Oil

Hydrating anti-inflammatory emollient

Neroli Oil

Antimicrobial antioxidant emollient

Purple Tea

High in antioxidants, moisturises and keeps skin hydrated

Rose

Great anti-inflammatory and astringent properties for soothing and softening skin

Rose Oil

Antimicrobial emollient

Rosehip Oil

Hydrating antioxidant emollient

White Tea

Great antioxidant that strengthens collagen and elastin in skin

Antioxidant

Prevents and reduces and potentially erases damage done by oxidation or free radicals to skin

Black heads

Open hair follicle clogged with dead skin cells, sebum and bacteria

Blemishes

Dark spot or discolouration

Brightening

Increase in glowing radiance

Dark Spots

Over production of melanin that create marks

Emollient

Product that helps soften skin

Essence

Potent prepping agent for skin

Evening

Skin that is free of dark spots

Exfoliation

Removal of dead skin cells from skin surface

Free Radicals

Molecules that break down collagen

Humectant

Product that attracts and holds water like a sponge

Hydrating

Absorption of moisture

Hyperpigmentation

Over production of melanin producing dark patches on skin

Moisturiser

Cream or lotion that prevents dry skin

Moisturising

Emollient or lubricating for skin

Occlusive moisturiser

Product that creates a barrier and locks in moisture

Rejuvenating

Property that helps restore your skin to a more youthful appearance

Resurfacing

Superficial abrasion of skin’s top layer

SPF

Sun protection factor

Serum

Viscous liquid packed with potent active ingredients

Soothing

Calming effect to brief relief to irritated skin

Toner

Product generally used after cleanser to balance and prep skin

UCA

UV radiation responsible for ageing

UVA

UV radiation responsible for ageing

UVB

UV radiation responsible for burning

White heads

Closed hair follicle clogged with dead skin cells, sebum and bacteria

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