Skin Care Active Ingredients

 

Argireline®s main function is to treat dynamic wrinkles, the type that form when facial muscles contract. When applied, it works to reduce the formation of new wrinkles by inhibiting the contraction of facial muscles. By doing this, it reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles that are visible when smiling or frowning.

Defensil PLUS® is a combination of blackcurrant seed oil, balloon vine extract, and sunflower oil concentrate. These natural ingredients target inflammatory processes in the skin giving relief for irritated, sensitive, damaged skin. Acute irritation from mosquito bites or razor burn is reduced, and can even provide relief for those suffering from atopic eczema.

MDI Complex® is a marine glycosaminoglycan that inhibits matrix metal proteinase (MMP) enzymes that degrade and destroy the skin’s collagen network. This ingredient reduces the appearance of rosacea, spider veins, and dark circles and also improves the skin’s barrier function against acute physical damage.

Neodermyl® has been awarded the Gold prize at the In-Cosmetics’ Best Ingredient Award Competition. It has been recognized by the international committee of skin care researchers to be the “needle-free” collagen and elastin filler. By activating the metabolic activity of fibroblasts in the skin, new collagen and elastin is formed, wrinkle depth diminishes, and skin appears firmed and younger.

Neodermyl®, uses an efficient and green biotechnology process to produce one of the most efficacious ingredients included in Skin Management System Skin Care. 

The compound is a bio-energy source which helps activate senescent fibroblasts in the skin to improve the appearance of deep wrinkles and increase skin firmness. 

Matrixyl 3000® is a synergistic combination of two new peptides, palmitoyl-tripeptide and palmitoyl-oligopeptide. The benefits of such combination are greater than if each peptide were independent of each other.  They work to mimic the appearance of broken down collagen, causing your skin to react by producing more collagen, as well as elastin. With increased collagen and elastin production, the appearance of wrinkles is reduced, and skin appears firmer and lifted.

Gatuline®Expression is comprised of an extract from a small exotic plant (GMO free) Acmella oleracea and has Ecological and Organic Cosmetics (ECOCERT) approval. The extract has an instant myorelaxing (muscle relaxing) effect on facial muscles, leading to smoother skin with reduced appearance of dynamic wrinkles. When used consistently, further wrinkle formation is prevented.

CellActive – White® is a balanced combination Vitamin B3, sulphurous extract of water cress, and bio-available zinc, which act together to inhibit the production of melanin in the skin on multiple levels. Skin is transformed to a naturally lighter complexion. This is ingredient is free of GMOs, CMR, BSE, mineral oils, heavy metals, pesticides and preservatives.

β- White® is an encapsulated peptide skin lightening agent with an excellent safety profile. By inhibiting the MITF cellular pathway naturally occurring and stimulated melanin production is stopped. Significant lightening is seen after 28 days.

AA2G® (Ascorbyl Glucoside) is hydrolyzed by α-glucosidase, an enzyme present in the membrane of skin cells. This process releases vitamin C in its natural active form. When vitamin C enters cells it improves skin pigmentation, provides protection from UV radiation, and also has various anti-aging effects. AA2G® has been demonstrated to be hydrolyzed over a prolonged period giving its beneficial physiological effects to the cells and tissues in a constant and sustained manner.

Gatuline®Radiance is a global, natural anti-aging active ingredient made from Evodia rutaecarpa fruit extract. It acts on skin microcirculation, improving skin tone, texture, and brightness.

Endothelyol® regulates inflammatory factors and neovascularization to reduce skin redness and rosacea. By halting the inflammatory process, skin is relieved and redness is reduced. Control on neovascularization prevents the formation of new vessels which will reduce the redness of rosacea in 28 days.

Salicylic acid is one of the most important treatments for acne or oily skin. It is an exfoliating ingredient that can help remove redness and inflammation as it opens pores. Gently removing dead skin does more than just open pores. Salicylic acid increases cell turnover, making the skin grow faster. It increases collagen production, filling in indentations in the skin and making it less “floppy.” It can also help to remove discoloration from the skin.

Glycolic acid is another exfoliating ingredient and increases cell turnover. New cells can therefore reach the skin’s surface as dead cells are removed. Collagen production is also increased which will reduce the appearance of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Delentigo® is a combination of an extract of Swiss garden cress sprouts that are rich in sulforaphane, a powerful antioxidant phytonutient, and Genistein, the biologically active form of the most abundant soy isoflavone. These two active substances are incorporated into separate liposomes. This combination creates an even skin tone, visibly reduces age spots, and prevents photo-aging and dark spots.

Matrixyl 3000 is a synergistic combination, containing two new peptides, palmitoyl-tripeptide and palmitoyl-oligopeptide. The  benefits of such combination are greater than if each peptide were independent of each other.  They work to mimic the appearance of broken down collagen, causing your skin to react by producing more collagen, as well as elastin. 

Metabiotics Resveratrol™ is a biotechnological ingredient obtained through the fermentation of the small molecule, resveratrol, with the microorganism, Picha pastoris. It is ideal for anti-aging, reduction in inflammation, promoting firming and rebuilding DEJ structural integrity and ultimately ameliorating the visible signs of aging. 

MDI Complex™ is a marine glycosaminoglycan that inhibits the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) enzymes that degrade and destroy the skin's collagen network. MDI Complex enhances also the skin barrier function to providing a better skin resistance to acute physical damage. 

Hyaluronic Acid plays a critical role in skin health with its unique ability to hold in moisture (1000 ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid). It can also adjust its moisture absorption rate based on the humidity of the climate. Skin moisture can drop significantly as we age, which makes the skin lose elasticity and expose the signs of aging on the skin. 
 

PhytoCellTec Nunatak is the latest stem cell active based on stem cells which come from the high alpine plant Saponaria Pumila. This flower survived the last ice age by growing on ice-free mountain peaks, which are known as Nunataks. The distinctive survival characteristics of Saponaria pumila are still preserved in their stem cells. Saponaria pumila stem cells can maintain the renewal potential of the dermal stem cells despite environmental stress.

PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica are Swiss apple stem cells rich in epigenetic factors and metabolites, which ensures the longevity of skin cells. PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica has been shown to protect skin stem cells while also delaying the senescence of hair follicles. PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica succeeds in delivering a revolutionary anti-aging performance for real rejuvenation.  The PhytoCellTec™ technology, which was recognized at the UN Conference Rio+20 as an Eco breakthrough, delivers a highly sustainable sourcing of this active.

 

Oils and Extracts:

Lemongrass acts as a cleanser, antiseptic, and astringent. It improves skin tone and gives skin a natural glow.

Orange peel has anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties. Complexion becomes brightened and evened, and appearance of wrinkles improves.

Rosemary is an antiseptic and anti-oxidant, containing iron, calcium and vitamins. Great for evening skin tone and providing hydration, and also fights physical signs of aging and acne.

Bulgarian rosewater is very moisturizing and is an anti-inflammatory. Great for targeting eczema, signs of aging, and to improve skin tone and texture.

Bergamot is a natural astringent, antibiotic, and anti-septic. It also evens the supply of melanin in the skin to brighten the complexion and reduce the appearance of age spots or scars.

Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties, and also decreases the effects of oxidative damage. Provides moisture and is great for sensitive, inflamed skin.

Bearberry is an astringent which targets sebum production, while also providing anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial effects. Skin is cleansed and hydrated, while complexion is brightened. Great for acne-prone or combination skin.

Green tea leaf has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Enhances protection from UV radiation, and slows down the aging process.

Algae contains minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. While also providing moisture, complexion improves and skin is protected from stress caused damage.