INGREDIENTS GLOSSARY

01 ACAI OIL

The oil, which is derived from the fruit of the açaí palm tree, is rich in polyphenols, antioxidant plant chemicals, phytosterols, omega-3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids, and vitamin C. It helps accumulate moisture in the skin, accelerates the renewal of cells and creates a healthy, silky skin appearance.

02 ALGAE

Rich in polysaccharides and minerals, helps increase the level of moisture in the skin and has a firming effect.

03 ALLANTOIN

A plant that soothes and protects the skin from environmental damages, provides moisture and accelerates regeneration processes in the skin.

04 ALMOND OIL

Soothing oil rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, absorbs well into the skin and provides moisture and nourishment.

05 ALOE VERA

A medicinal plant which effectively soothes the skin; it is also popular in the treatment of burns, lesions and insect bites. 

06 ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS (AHAs)

Natural AHA is extracted from various fruits such as grapes, citrus fruits, apples as well as sugar cane, and are rich in sugars that play a key role in the exfoliation process.

The AHA molecules successfully penetrate into the epidermis and break the cellular bonds enabling and facilitating a natural, quicker and more effective exfoliation. It is used in peeling treatments for the removal of dead skin cells present on the top of the epidermis and this will have the effect of renewing and improving the overall complexion, illuminating hyper-pigmentation and achieving a smooth, younger look. Among the most popular AHAs are glycolic acid, lactic acid and citric acid.

07 ALPHA LIPOIC ACID (ALA)

It is made by the body however its production diminishes with age. In cosmetics is known as an important antioxidant and neutralizes free radicals which damage our skin. It is unique and more effective than other antioxidant because it is both water and fat soluble and the body cells are made up of both materials.

08 AMINO ACIDS

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and have an important role in the building of collagen and elastin- the proteins responsible for the softness and elasticity of the skin. These are also used as building blocks for other substances such as the hormone thyroxine (thyroid gland), Niacin (vitamin B3) and others which are essential to the health and well functioning of the cells, among them the skin cells.

09 AMINO ACIDS & PROVITAMIN B5

Amino acids and pro-vitamin B5 increase and optimize skin's moisture levels, elasticity and vitality.

10 APPLE EXTRACT

Contains alpha-hydroxy acid, encourages the regeneration of the skin cells, provides the skin with moisture, improves elasticity and operates to delay its aging.

11 ARBUTIN

Extracted from the bearberry plant and similar plants, effectively inhibits the enzyme tyrosinase, which accelerates and encourages the production of melanin during exposure to the sun.

12 ARGIRELINE

A peptide which operates as a neurotransmitter that transmits orders from the brain to the nerves and muscles, and similarly to Botox injections, causes the relaxation of the facial muscles. As a result, it leads to a significant improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

13 ARNICA

The arnica plant contains a variety of active plant chemical compounds, which are considered in traditional medicine as efficient in the topical treatment of bruises and skin problems, soothing the skin, reducing inflammation and redness. Among its compounds, the plant contains thymol, a substance that has high antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties.

14 ASTAXANTHIN (Red Algae)

Helps increase the level of moisture in the skin, encourages collagen synthesis, assists in the prevention of damages caused to the collagen matrix by the sun’s radiation and contributes to the skin’s firm, radiant look. 

15 AVOCADO OIL

An oil rich in vitamins A, B and D, lecithin and essential fatty acids. It absorbs easily into the skin, nourishes, soothes irritated skin and treats cases of acne. Moreover, the oil is used as an antioxidant and assists in the renewal of tissues; it is effective in the treatment of skin fissures and in healing of lesions. 

16 AZULENE

An extract distilled from Chamomile, has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, azulene is used in cosmetic products as a natural dye.

17 BETA HYDROXY ACIDS (BHA)

Beta Hydroxy Acids, among them Salicylic Acid, are lipid soluble and can penetrate the protective lipid layer into deeper layers of the epidermis and act there. Its ability to clean the pores, improve the proliferation of new skin cells increasing the skin's thickness make it effective and often used in acne treatments.

18 BIOTIN (VITAMIN H)

Biotin, known also as vitamin H, plays an important role in the skin's health since it is necessary for the production of proteins, composed of amino acids. Well known proteins are collagen and elastin, both essential for the flexibility and the strength of the skin's texture.

Research has pointed to a correlation between a lack in Biotin and seborheea, an excessive sebum discharge by the sebaceous glands that cause the complexion to look and feel oily and  unpleasant.

19 BISABOLOL

A soothing substance, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, extracted from Chamomile. Mainly used to treat sensitive skin and cases of seborrhea and inflammation.

20 BORAGE OIL (medicinal foxtail)

The richest source of the fatty acid GLA. Borage oil improves the elasticity of the skin membranes and prolongs their lifespan, effectively treats skin irritation, redness, ichthyosis, and inflammatory skin problems like seborrhea and acne. It helps achieve a significant improvement in cases of very dry skin and aging skin.

21 BRAZIL NUT OIL

An oil rich in omega-6 and 9 fatty acids, in vitamins A and E, selenium and palmitoleic acid. Assists in maintaining the softness and elasticity of the skin and a young skin appearance.

22 BROCCOLI EXTRACT

Helps protect the skin from the sun's ultraviolet radiation, and thus prevents skin damage, accelerated aging of the skin and also skin cancer.

23 CALAMINE

A zinc oxide which is used to diminish pores, protect and soothe the skin, and also disinfects and prevents infections. 

24 CALENDULA OIL

An oil that has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties, is used to treat skin infections and inflammations, irritations and itchy skin, as well as cases of acne, eczema and dermatitis.

25 CAMPHOR

Healing properties, including the ability to cure infections of all kinds and anti-viral capability and antiseptic. It also has sedative and anesthetic capacity , and is effective in the treatment of acne and problem prone skin.

26 CELLULOSE FIBERS

Help thoroughly cleanse facial skin.

27 CENTELLA ASIATICA

A medicinal plant that contains terpenoids, which have various healing qualities, including the improvement of the healing of skin lesions and burns, improvement of the function of the small veins in the skin, acceleration of the production of components that assist in the preservation of moisture in the skin, the protection of the cells of the immune system, and more.

28 CERAMIDES

Essential lipid molecules which are found in high concentrations in the cell membranes. The ceramides constitute one of the lipid components of the inter-cellular “cement” that unifies the cells of the stratum corneum, creates the skin barrier and assists in the preservation of the skin’s moisture.

29 CHAMOMILE

A plant with healing and soothing qualities, assists in the treatment of acne, in healing of lesions, and  soothing skin irritations.

30 CHEESE

Cheese contains lactic acid, milk proteins, vitamins and minerals, which improve the level of moisture in the skin, assist in a gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells and encourage cell renewal, illuminate and improve skin texture and assist in decelerating the skin’s aging process. 

31 CITRIC ACID

An alpha-hydroxy acid that is derived from citrus fruit, is considered to be highly effective in the regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin.

32 CLOVE

A delicate plant that has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, that constitutes a basis for medicinal and cosmetic creams, primarily for the treatment of skin infections and in cases of inflammation.

33 CLOVER

A medicinal plant that contains isoflavones, plant chemicals which act as strong antioxidants; has anti-inflammatory qualities. Effective in the treatment of various skin problems, including psoriasis, eczema and skin inflammations

34 COENZYME Q10 (Ubiquinone)

Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin- like antioxidant, synthesized in the body and present in every cell of the body. It plays a role in the production of energy within the cells as well in the renewal of the skin and fights free radicals which damage the skin cell thus delays premature aging.

It also improves absorption of various vitamins by the skin cells, improves natural cellular exchange and building collagen in the skin. From the age of 40 or as a result of certain mediations taken by liver patients, the level of coenzyme Q10 in the body lowers and research has shown that topical application may help improve the skin.

35 COLLAGEN

Collagen is a protein, the most important in the skin because it is responsible for its elasticity and strength. With time, its production decreases and the fibers weaken and loose form causing the skin to look saggy, tired and wrinkled. Research has shown that vitamin C plays the role of co-producer in collagen synthesis and products with a high percentage will improve collagen's structure. 

36 DATE

Contains anti-inflammatory components and antioxidants, assits in the treatment and healing of wounds.

37 ECHINACEA

A plant extract that stimulates the activity of the body's immune system, including the immune system of the skin; actively fights against inflammations, viruses and bacteria.

38 ELASTIN

It is a protein elastic fiber that gives the skin its elasticity. These thin fibers allow the skin to retain its original shape and with the years, as its production diminishes it influences the skin's elasticity and firmness loss.

39 ENZYMES

Help in the desquamation process, loosening the connections between horny cells and breaking down the material between skin cells to remove dead skin cells and uncover  fresh, healthy, new skin cells.

40 ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS

Fatty acids the body needs and cannot produce on its own. There are three major groups of essential fatty acids: omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9.

41 EUCALYPTUS OIL

The active ingredient in the oil derived from the Eucalyptus, is anti-inflammatory, has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, and is therefore highly effective in the treatment of skin problems, including lesions, cuts, burns, insect bites, and acne treatments.

42 FIG

Fig extract assist in the exfoliation of dead skin cells and in the generation of new skin cells as well as in the restoration of the skin.

43 GERANIUM OIL

The oil acts a natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antifungal, balances sebum secretion in oily skin and assists in the treatment of oily skin and complexions prone to acne; encourages the regeneration of the skin.

44 GINKO BILOBA

An ornamental tree also considered the oldest tree in the world. Its extract holds the important characteristic in that it helps increase circulation and thus improves the oxygen supply, important for the maintenance of the skin's health and fresh look. It also plays a role in the cellular renewal and as a very potent antioxidant it slows down the skin's aging processes. 

45 GLYCOLIC ACID

An alpha-hydroxy acid that is derived from sugar cane, is considered to be highly effective in the regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin. 

46 GLYCOLIPIDS

Carbohydrates that are attached to the lipids (fats), whose main function in the body is to supply energy. In cosmetics, glycolipids are used in products to mimic the activity of the natural glycolipids in the skin. 

47 GRAPEFRUIT

Extract rich in vitamin C, contributes to the regeneration of the skin.

48 GRAPES

The extract produced from grapes, and the oil which is produced from grape seeds contain highly effective antioxidants, assist in the preservation of moisture and nourish the skin.

49 GREEN TEA

An antioxidant, helps delay premature skin aging . 

50 HAMAMELIS (Witch Hazel)

A medicinal plant which operates as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, shrinks enlarged pores, improves the blood flow and heals skin lesions and infections. 

51 HEDERA (Ivy)

A medicinal plant, which is used in the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions and skin diseases, such as psoriasis and dermatitis.

52 HIPPOPHAE (Sea-Buckthorn) OIL

A rich oil, which contains a high concentration of antioxidant vitamins, amino acids, essential fatty acids, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and minerals. Accelerates the renewal of skin cells and is used for mending and rehabilitating the skin. In addition, it is useful for the treatment of wrinkles and in delaying the skin's aging process.

53 HYALURONIC ACID

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the body found in the intracellular spaces and it plays an important role in the skin.

It maintains the skin's moisture, softness and elasticity and it also plays an important role in the production of collagen. With age its quantity diminishes and this is one of the reasons for loss of elasticity and tone which leads to the appearance of wrinkles. In the medical field it is used in the form of injections and advanced cosmetic products use it for the preservation of an elastic and soft skin texture.

54 HYDRATING COMPLEX (Phytelene complex)

A complex based on moisturizing ingredients such as amino acids, which provides the skin with moisture.

55 JOJOBA OIL

An oil extracted from the jojoba plant does not contain triglycerides, has a similar composition to the composition of the human skin and therefore penetrates the deep layers of the skin without leaving an oily sensation. The oil contains essential fatty acids, a high concentration of vitamin E and minerals which assist in improving the skin’s elasticity, reduce the depth of wrinkles and delay the appearance of fine lines. Moreover, it is effective in the treatment of scars, stretch marks and seborrhea. 

56 KAOLIN

A mineral which is produced from clay (a fine-grained natural rock), which has the ability to absorb fluids and fats, and is therefore used in cosmetic masks for oily and combination skin.

57 KOJIC ACID

This natural acid extracted from rice which the Japanese have found that it has a skin lightening effect when applied topically. Research has shown that it inhibits melanin formation and thus contributes to a brighter skin tone. 

58 KUKUI OIL

Contains a high concentration of essential fatty acids – oleic acid, linoleic acid, and alpha-linolenic acid, that are essential for the health of cells, and are responsible for the skin’s softness and elasticity. In addition, it contains vitamins A, C and E as well as antioxidants, and offers excellent moisturizing properties. The oil is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including dry skin that requires moisture and nourishment, aging skin, sun-damaged skin, for healing scars and burns, and for skin problems like acne, eczema and psoriasis.

59 LACTIC ACID

An alpha-hydroxy acid that is derived from milk, is considered to be highly effective in the regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin.

60 LEMON

Contains alpha-hydroxy acids and contributes to the renewal of the cells.

61 LEMONGRASS OIL

Rich in vitamin C and contributes to the lightening of the skin.

62 LICORICE

A medicinal plant with cooling, anti-inflammatory properties, which assists in lightening the skin.

63 LIGHTENING COMPLEX

A complex which is based on plant ingredients which lighten the skin.

64 LIPOSOMES

Liposomes are very small vesicles, with a very characteristic structure, which can penetrate into the epidermis and are used as vectors for active ingredients. In cosmetic products are popular in formulations for dry or mature complexion.

65 MACADAMIA OIL

Light oil, rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as palmitoleic acid, softens the skin and improves its elasticity. Macadamia oil assists in the treatment of sensitive skin and in the treatment of skin cracks, scars and stretch marks.

66 MALVA FLOWER EXTRACT

Plant extract rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components, is used in folk medicine for disinfection. 

67 MANDARIN OIL

Ethereal oil, assists in soothing the skin and minimizing the appearance of stretch marks.

68 MATRIXYL

An active complex, belongs to the peptide group and operates to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

69 MENTHOL

A compound extracted from mint, stimulates blood circulation, is antiseptic and helps maintain a balanced, healthy complexion.

70 MINERALS

A group of elements, mostly metals such as iron, zinc, and manganese, that are essential for the existence of all living creatures and for their proper function. Some of the minerals are called trace minerals, which we need in minute amounts.

71 MINT OIL

The main chemical component in mint oil is menthol, which has the ability to relieve pain and skin irritation due to the cool sensation that results from its use. Thus, it is used extensively in various ointments, medicinal and cosmetic.

72 MURUMURU BUTTER

Butter extracted from murumuru palm trees is rich in oleic acid, vitamin C and antioxidants, nourishes and increases moisture.

73 NATURAL MILK INGREDIENTS

Rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals that nourish the skin as well as lactic acid that increases skin's moisture level.

74 NATURAL MOISTURIZING FACTOR - NMF

This composition of compounds, found in the stratum corneum, includes amino acids, lactic acid, salts and more and has the capability of absorbing moisture from the environment. Its function is that of improving and maintaining the skin well hydrated.

75 NATURAL REPAIR COMPLEX

Helps repair damages to skin cells caused by UV radiation through the acceleration of the cell’s natural repair and rehabilitation processes.

76 OLIVE OIL

Rich in omega-9, polyphenols and vitamin E, which act as antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals, assists in the prevention of wrinkles and in delaying the skin's aging process.

77 OMEGA 3

These fatty acids are found in all the cellular membranes of our body and influence to a great extent the flexibility and the cellular activity. They play an important role in the maintenance of the skin's moisture and elasticity, prevention of premature aging as well as are effective anti inflammatory agents thus soothe and calm redness and irritation of the skin such as in cases of seborrhea, and show an improvement of the complexion in cases of psoriasis and eczema.

78 OMEGA 6

These fatty acids are found in all the cellular membranes of our body and influence to a great extent the flexibility and the cellular activity. They play an important role in the maintenance of the skin's moisture and elasticity, prevention of premature aging as well as are effective anti inflammatory agents thus soothe and calm redness and irritation of the skin such as in cases of seborrhea, and show an improvement of the complexion in cases of psoriasis and eczema.

79 OMEGA 9

These fatty acids are found in all the cellular membranes of our body and influence to a great extent the flexibility and the cellular activity. They play an important role in the maintenance of the skin's moisture and elasticity, prevention of premature aging as well as are effective anti inflammatory agents thus soothe and calm redness and irritation of the skin such as in cases of seborrhea, and show an improvement of the complexion in cases of psoriasis and eczema.

80 PANTHENOL

A derivative of vitamin B5, accelerates the skin's regeneration processes, improves cellular metabolism and increases the strength of the collagen fibers.

81 PEPTIDES

These chemical compounds are made up of amino acid chains and represent the building blocks of proteins. They are used today in medicine and in the cosmetic industry.   

82 PHYTO ESTROGENS

Phytoestrogens are found in plants and have a very similar molecular composition as the hormone estrogen. During pre-menopause, when the natural estrogen production falls dramatically, collagen level also drops. This is the main reason why phytoestrogens are used in cosmetic treatments. These are extracted from plants, such as wild yam and soy beans and have similar characteristics to estrogen- help bring back the hormonal balance

83 POMEGRANATE

A powerful antioxidant which captures the free radicals, improves the texture of the skin, and encourages rejuvenation.

84 PROBIOTIC

Probiotics means "for life", these are beneficial bacteria and naturally acts in the digestive system and help strengthen our immune system and prevent damage from toxic bacteria.

Research has shown that their topical application in cosmetic formulations helps protect the skin from bacteria and contamination and contributes to the renewal and improvement of the skin's texture and aesthetics

85 RED ALGAE EXTRACT

It helps increase skin's moisture level, encourages collagen synthesis, assists in preventing damage to collagen caused by the sun's radiation, and contributes to maintaining a firm, supple skin texture.

86 RETINOIDS

Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A, among them being vitamin A, retinol and more. Research has shown that topical application of vitamin A and its derivatives over a period of time has increased the elastin and collagen production, thickened the dermis layer and smoothed lines as well as small scars. Because retin-A demands a doctor's prescription in cosmetics it is common to use retinol.

87 SHEA BUTTER

Rich in fatty acids, vitamins A and E, softens and smoothes the appearance of fine lines as well as maintains a high moisture level.

88 SILK EXTRACT

Extract rich in proteins that help maintian skin's natural glow and protect skin against damage from sun and damaging external environmental factors, helps soften skin texture and regulate melanin production.

89 SUGAR

It has antiseptic properties, disinfects, softens and moisturizes the skin. 

90 SULFUR

Natural substance that reduces the secretion of sebum and balances the oiliness of the skin. In addition, bears a slight keratolytic effect.

91 SUNSSCREENS

Ingredients which filter the sun’s ultraviolet radiation thus protecting the skin from immediate and long-term damages, including the acceleration of the skin’s aging process and the development of skin cancer. Effective protective products are those which contain sun-blocks that provide protection from both UVA radiation (the long-wavelength radiation, which penetrates the depths of the skin and causes long-term damages) and UVB radiation (the short-wavelength radiation which is responsible for redness and sunburns), and contain a SPF (sun protective factor) of at least 15.

92 UREA

A water-soluble substance which is found in the stratum corneum of the skin and fulfills an important role in preserving the moisture of the skin, protects it from irritation, and against infections and bacteria. In cosmetic products, urea constitutes a moisturizing component (humectant) that increases the moisture of the skin and protects it.

93 VITAMIN A

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, known as one of the most powerful antioxidants in our body.

Retin A, a derivative of vitamin A, has been proven to have the ability to repair skin damage caused by over exposure to sun, to smooth wrinkles and expression lines and to improve skin's firmness. It has been found that vitamin A or Retinol has a positive effect on acne and acne prone complexions.

94 VITAMIN C (Ascorbic Acid)

Vitamin C is one of the most effective antioxidants and is also a key player in the process of collagen production. Research has shown that topical application of vitamin C can improve the "re-interweaving" of these fibers in mature complexions. Vitamin C is also known to have an illuminating effect on the complexion and it protects from photo-aging and environmental stress.

95 VITAMIN E

Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, protects against free radicals and protects the skin from sun radiation. It is also essential to the improvement of the skin's moisture level and loss of moisture in the epidermis.

96 VITAMIN F

Vitamin F belongs to the group of fatty acids essential to the body but not produced naturally. On application on the skin, vitamin F nourishes, moisturizes and is important in maintaining the complexion balanced. It also strengthens the skin membrane and helps delay premature aging of the skin as well as showing a therapeutic effect on dry, flaky skin.

97 WILD YAM

A root of a perennial vine that is rich in phytoestrogens, plant derived components with a similar structure to the hormone estrogen, which thus enables restoring the skin's hormonal balance.

98 ZINC OXIDE

Absorbs excess sebum, protects from the sun's radiation, dries and reduces acne inflammations.