Our signature formulation, merges traditional wisdom and cutting-edge science with a specially curated composition of ingredients - Prickly Pear, Marigold, Japanese Honeysuckle and Licorice extracts - designed to calm hassled skin and bring it to tranquil balance.
Japanese Honeysuckle Extract
Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, comes from beautiful white to yellow flowers and its fruit and roots. Its botanical actives eliminate toxins and have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities to diminish irritations, actively promoting hydration and youthful skin.
Prickly Pear Extract
Is an ultra-refined elixir from an organic succulent cactus native to Mexico. Also known as Indian fig, it has adapted to extreme environmental conditions. The ”leaves” of the plant can store large amounts of water. Revered by the Aztecs as a sacred plant, it is rich in Vitamins A1, B1, B2, B3 and C as well as minerals potassium, calcium and magnesium. It helps block the release of stress markers from sensory nerve cells and pacifies inflamed skin. Its abundant water binding abilities hydrate, protect and tighten the skin.
Has been cherished for centuries by the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks and offered to the Goddess in Hindu ceremonies. This bright yellow flower has an extraordinary range of skin virtues as it detoxifies and regenerates new skin cells. It is antimicrobial with high levels of polyphenols that help slow down premature aging while the Omega 6 fatty acids keep skin supple and moisturized.
Has been more than just candy since ancient times. This wonder herb is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, fighting oxidative stress, combating free radicals to prevent excess melanin formation, diminishing dark spots, wiping away freckles and acne spots. Refining skin without irritation, Licorice is your secret weapon against hyperpigmentation.
Together, these incredible ingredients actively assist in accelerating hydration, soothing stressed skin and equalizing skin tone.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
Are said to have transformed modern skincare but their use goes back to traditional skincare treatments using milk and lemon juice, both of which contain AHAs for softening and cleansing skin. Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid and Malic Acid are a few water-soluble acids extracted from Bilberry, Sugarcane, Oranges, Lemons or Sugar Maple. These slough off irregular skin so that new, more evenly pigmented skin cells can regenerate and take their place. They work on the upper layer of skin and aid in dealing with dullness, dryness, uneven skin tones and hyperpigmentation by lightly discarding dead, dry skin to reveal satiny smooth, rejuvenated skin.
Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA)
A natural salicylic acid from Willow Bark, goes deeper into pores to support removal of dead skin cells and excess sebum, polishing uneven, bumpy texture. Its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, skin-calming properties help in reducing redness, cleaning out deep clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads and acne, delivering an extra punch for also fading out dark spots, sun damage and fine lines.
Red Algae Extract
Sourced from hand-picked and sundried Chondrus Crispus, is a precious bounty from the ocean collected in the waters of Canada, Chile and Mexico. Algae are champions of adaptation with its pulpy texture enabling it to store plenty of water. This makes it an excellent humectant that balances the skin after irritating or dehydrating acid treatments, revitalizing stressed skin, increasing blood flow and circulation, reversing wrinkles and sagging. It is also a hefty UV blocker that assists in managing the impact of environmental stressors by rebuilding and strengthening the skin barrier resulting in revitalized, happy skin.
White Tea Extract
Is quickly becoming known as a miracle skincare ingredient. Sourced from the least processed tea and made from just the tender, uppermost buds and leaves, its healing benefits have been acclaimed for generations, labelling it the ‘Tea of Eternal Youth’. Catechins are the fun antioxidant part of tea, overflowing with anti-aging, skin-soothing skills, scaling up cellular protection and maintaining skin’s structural proteins such as elastin and collagen for fresh, taut skin.
Are the most important structural elements of the outermost boundary of your skin, helping to rebuild, restore and reinforce the protective skin barrier. They reduce visible signs of aging and block environmental damage, giving you smoother, firmer-feeling skin with less obvious lines and wrinkles, as well as fewer signs of sensitivity. However, as we age, the ceramide binders of our skin reduce. By adding them to the skin as part of your skincare arsenal, these waxy fat molecules repair the lipid barrier to prevent permeability, removing the real cause of dry skin. They boost cell function by restoring its hydrated environment literally locking moisture into your skin for jaw-dropping results!
Is another skincare ingredient worthy of your attention, as it is at the top of its efficacy in enhancing moisturization and skin elasticity. The Squalene molecule is a major component of human sebum and is found in some vegetable and animal sources. Traditionally sourced from Shark Liver Oil, we however use extracts from the vegetable source of olives to avoid cruelty to animals from the use of any animal products. Its hydrogenation gives us Squalane, a high-performing, fast-absorbing emollient, that penetrates pores and improves skin at a cellular level. Squalane has anti-inflammatory expertise, restoring skin’s pliability and boosting collagen production without blocking your pores. It's easy spreadability and non-greasy texture leaves skin feeling plumped and supple.
Olive Fruit Complex
Extracted from olives as well as olive leaves, is a fusion of the most protective and restorative molecules of the Olive Tree. It is a skin-loving, youth-infusing plant oil that contains the holy trio of Omega 9, 6 and 3, making it a complete rescue oil. The Olive Tree is a true laboratory of natural bio-molecules that boost its protective and regenerative processes against environmental aggressions. It’s loaded with Vitamins A, E, D and K for significant results based on anti-oxidant aptitude, nurturing sensitive skin and repairing the hydrolipid skin barrier to keep moisture in and irritants out. Olive Oil extracted from just the olive fruit has been gaining popularity recently as JLo’s family secret, but has actually been a beauty staple for ages. Ancient Egyptians slathered it on as Queen Cleopatra was a fan, as was Sophia Loren who famously soaked in olive oil baths for majestic impact!
Is a superstar skincare ingredient that replenishes your skin’s natural moisture reservoir by absorbing over 1000 times its weight in water for deeply drenched hydration. It also prevents TEWL, that means it’s keeping your skin hydrated by making sure that water doesn’t escape from your skin’s surface. This clear, gooey sugar molecule occurs naturally in the human body, the largest amounts of it are found in your skin, connective tissue and eyes, where its main function is to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist. Its antibacterial nature tapers risk of infection, improves skin elasticity and tissue regeneration. Not only does Hyaluronic Acid do an outstanding job moisturizing skin but it also has an anti-aging perk because well hydrated skin makes fine lines and wrinkles less visible, creating skin that looks fresh, full and bouncy.
Is a fat-soluble essential nutrient that is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It’s an over achieving vitamin that fights off free radicals on the skin, which are a result of daily environmental stressors like air pollution and unprotected sun exposure. Easily absorbed into all underlying layers of skin, Vitamin E nourishes from the inside to help ease itchiness and irritation, while also minimizing UV sun damage and fading scars to create healthy, resilient skin.
Is a vital nutrient that we’re obsessed with. Its most standout function is to help normalize pore function to regulate oil production and shrink pore appearance. It also assists your skin in growing a lipid barrier to retain moisture, lighten redness from acne or inflammation, mitigate hyperpigmentation and rebuild new cells to protect from ultraviolet rays. It is a powerhouse ingredient that helps build keratin, a protein that keeps your skin firm and healthy. In short, it’s extremely restorative and safe guards from oxidation due to environmental stress.
Is a bio-available zinc salt of L-PCA. Zinc is a strong inhibitor of microbial activity, limiting bacteria, controlling acne and toning down oiliness without drying the skin. It calms on contact, easing discomfort from pesky breakouts and blemish prone skin.
L-PCA is a skin conditioning agent and a natural moisturizing factor that’s gentle on sensitive skin, has the facility to bind water into the skin to reverse dryness and enhance hydration by drawing moisture from the atmosphere into your skin. Paired together, these two ingredients work together in synergy to balance and benefit your skin.
Tamarind Seed Extract
Comes from the Tamarind Tree that originated in East Africa but is grown most widely in India. The extract contains moisture regulating polysaccharides that form a protective hydrocolloid film at the surface of your skin to help preserve and encourage a superior level of hydration, resulting in smooth and supple skin. It also contains antioxidants to soothe skin and improve flexibility for a truly refreshed, youthful appearance.
Japanese Camellia Oil
Traditionally harvested from the winter blooming Tsubaki Tree, is an excellent source of Vitamins A, B, D and E and is chock full of vital Omega Fatty Acids 3, 6, and 9. Richer in oleic acid than Olive Oil, it hydrates, replenishes, restores balance, soothes skin irritations and refines mature skin, helping to maintain moisture in the skin while shielding it from UV and environmental exposure. No surprise it was a treasured beauty secret of the legendary Geishas and Japanese women renowned for their flawless porcelain skin.
Plum Kernel Oil
Sourced from the fruit kernels of the European Plum Tree, is a lightweight oil, famed as a hydrating elixir as it is full of beneficial oleic, linoleic acids plus Vitamin A & E antioxidants, for improved skin elasticity to brighten and plump. It has a silky, smooth texture and is enriched with polyphenols, best known for their anti-inflammatory properties, that protect the skin from UV induced free radical damage. It’s also known to be non-comedogenic so your skin won’t break out!