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Aloe
Vera

What it does

For thousands of years many cultures have harnessed the skin-perfecting power of Aloe Vera. Aloe Barbadensis Miller is recognised as having many health promoting benefits when applied to the skin. Here are just a few:


Alpha
Hydroxy
Acids
(AHAs)

What it does

Alpha Hydroxy Acids work surfacely to speed up the skin's natural shedding process. They break down dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. Simply, it is a natural acid that exfoliates the skin chemically.


Argan
Oil

What it does

Indigenous to south-western Morocco, argan oil is revered for its beauty rejuvenating qualities through hydrating and protecting the skin.


Ascorbic Acid
(Vitamin C)

What it does

An antioxidant and preservative sourced from lemons, oranges and other fruits.

Ascorbyl
Tetraisopalmatite
(Vitamin C)

What it does

Has a lightening effect on the skin, as well as playing a role in the formation of collagen. It inhibits lipid peroxidation, (where free radicals cause cell damage), has superior skin penetration abilities and also helps to protect cells from UVB damage.

Calamine

What it does

An astringent and skin protectant that soothes the skin. Sourced from a natural mineral.

Chamomile
Extract
(Anthemis Nobilis)

What it does

Contains anti-inflammatory properties and soothes and conditions the skin. Sourced from the flower of the Anthemis Nobilis plant.

Comfrey

What it does

Contains anti-inflammatory properties that encourage healthy cellular growth and is soothing to the skin. Sourced from comfrey leaves and roots.

D-Alpha
Tocopheryl
Acetate

What it does

Naturally derived vitamin E sourced from vegetable oils e.g. soya bean. It is an essential oil antioxidant that helps all body tissue.

Essential Fatty
Acids

What it does

Contains oleic (Omega 9) and linoleic (Omega 6) acids. Together, they promote firmness and elasticity to the skin; are essential to the health of cellular membranes and are critical in the formation of prostagladin, which acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and healing agent and helps to regulate sebum production.

Fagus Silvatica
(Gatuline®)

What it does

Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and improves skin moisturisation. Sourced from beech tree buds.

French Green Clay
(Montmorillonite)

What it does

Montmorillonite clay is known for its absorption and is rich in vital minerals and fine essential oils.


Gatuline Intense®
(Spilanthes Acmella
Flower Extract)

What it does

Gatuline Intense® is a concentrated oil extract sourced from the upper part of the Spilanthes Acmella.


Glycolift®

What it does

Glycolift® boasts an abundance of skin enhancing, anti-ageing benefits.


Ginseng

What it does

Contains anti-wrinkle properties and is an extremely good skin conditioner, cleanser and rejuvenator. Sourced in liquid or powder from ginseng root.

Glutamic Acid

What it does

Protein cell stimulant for healthy tissue sourced from vegetable amino acid.

Green Tea
(Camellia Sinensis
Leaf Extract)

What it does

Japanese green tea contains polyphenols, which are responsible for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It inhibits the breakdown of collagen and contains ingredients that nourish the skin, including vitamins E, C & B.


Honey

What it does

Cleansing and stimulating humectant that is very soothing and hydrating to the skin. Sourced from honey (liquid or powder).

Honeysuckle
Flower Extract
(Lonicera Caprifolium)

What it does

Reduces redness and minor irritations caused by dry skin. Also, smoothes and softens. Extracted from the flower of the honeysuckle plant.

Hops Extract
(Humulus Lupulus)

What it does

Commonly used for its soothing, toning and relaxation properties. Extracted from the Humulus Lupulus plant.

Hydrogenated Lecithin

What it does

A naturally derived humectant with excellent skin conditioning, moisturising, and antioxidant properties. A modified extract from the soybean.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Natural Identical

What it does

The only agent composed of water and oxygen. It is considered very safe, is all natural and has very strong antiseptic properties.

Hydrolized Pearl

What it does

Encompasses an abundance of valuable minerals, essential enzymes and antioxidants to produce a natural moisturisation.

IBR - Dormin®
(Narcissus Tazetta
Bulb Extract)

What it does

Sourced from daffodils, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, is said to have antioxidant properties.


Kakadu Plum

What it does

Cleansing and stimulating humectant that is very soothing and hydrating to the skin. Sourced from honey (liquid or powder).

Kaolin Clay

What it does

This ingredient is excellent for troubled skin types. Kaolin clay has natural absorbent properties and is the mildest of all clays. It helps to stimulate circulation to the skin, as well as gently exfoliate and cleanse.


Macadamia Nut Oil

What it does

A moisturiser that helps keep skin smooth and supple. Extracted from macadamia nuts.

Manuka Honey

What it does

Has been used as a healing agent since ancient times. Containing antibacterial components not found in any other honey, it aids in soothing and protecting the skin, while helping to maintain a high level of enzymes, vitamins, mineral and antioxidants necessary for healthy looking skin. It is produced by bees, primarily from floral nectars.

Marine Collagen
(Soluble)

What it does

Marine Collagen has a variety of benefits when applied to the skin. It stimulates the skin's natural collagen production which smoothes the skin.

Collagen encourages skin renewal reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Marine Collagen also helps prevent the natural collagen and elastin, firming the skin. Sourced from Crustaceans (Shellfish)

Natural Antioxidants

What it does

Help to protect your skin from environmental factors and free radical damage, as well as assisting in skin repair and rejuvenation.

Olive Leaf Extract
(Olea Europaea)

What it does

Used to stimulate the components of connective tissue in the skin, while moisturising and softening with enriching vitamin E. Derived from the leaves of the olive tree.

Palm Oil
(Sustainable)

What it does

Whilst Grace Cosmetics and Pro-Ma Systems is not a significant user of either palm oil or palm oil derivatives, we recognise the concerns regarding the ecological impacts of palm oil production.


Peppermint Oil

What it does

Soothing and cleansing to the skin with a fresh, clean fragrance. Sourced from peppermint leaves.

Retinyl Palmitate
(Naturally derived
vitamin A)

What it does

Retinyl palmitate is an active ingredient that is effective as an antioxidant and skin-cell regulator. As retinyl palmitate is one of the primary antioxidants found naturally in the skin, when it is used as an ingredient it performs similar functions.


Rice Bran

What it does

Provides soothing protection for skin and replaces talc in powders. Sourced from rice bran extract.

RNA
(Ribonucleic Acid)

What it does

Found in all living cells, it is believed to help prevent the appearance of ageing. Obtained through a natural fermentation process.

Rose Hip
(Rosa Canina
Fruit Oil)

What it does

Rose hip oil is rich in moisturising and soothing properties, smoothing the skin as it is absorbed. It is an intensive skin hydrator, nourishing and protecting the skin from sun damage. Containing vitamin F, this ingredient is rich in essential fatty acids.

Snowflake®
(Leucojum
Aestivum Bulb
Extract)

What it does

It is known for these things:


Squalene
(Olive)

What it does

Squalene is similar to vitamin E in that it is a deeply nourishing emollient. It is also an antioxidant that helps protect your skin from free radicals and assists in preventing the breakdown of your skin's natural collagen and elastin.

It contains lipoproteins that help prevent the formation of harmful peroxides that can destroy the vitamins in your skin.

Sunflower Seed Oil
(Helianthus Annuus)

What it does

Sunflower seeds contain large amounts of vitamins A, D and E.

They also contain helianol, which has a potent anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.

Helianthus Annuus Oil is one of several plant derived emollients that mimic the fat content of the skin. This helps to maintain the structure of the skin's matrix, assist in preventing moisture loss and cell damage and promotes a soft, smooth and healthy appearance to the skin.

Sweet Almond Oil
(Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis)

Protects and nourishes the skin while promoting a clear, youthful complexion.

Acting as an excellent emollient, it soothes and softens the skin with its high content of essential fatty acids. Source - Obtained from the ripe seed of the almond tree.

Titanium Dioxide

What it does

A natural mineral colouring agent providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.

Tocopherol
(Vitamin E)

What it does

Derived from wheat germ or vegetable oils, Tocopherol softens, soothes and increases the skin's natural moisture retention.

It is an antioxidant and free radical scavenger that protects the skin's fibroblasts and helps skin absorb other compounds. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties.

Wintergreen Oil
(Methyl Salicylate)

What it does

Provides pain relief for rheumatic conditions. Sourced from the bark of Betula Lenta.

Ylang Ylang
(Cananga Odorata
Flower Oil)

What it does

For skin balancing, relaxing and toning. Infused with a sweet, floral scent to calm the senses. The oil is extracted from the flower of the Cananga Odorata tree.

Zemea®
(Propanediol -
Naturally Derived
From Corn Sugar)

What it does

Zemea® is a high performance, environmentally sustainable, natural alternative to other commonly used synthetic ingredients.

A highly active and effective ingredient, it is an emollient, humectant and solvent. Derived from corn sugar, Zemea® is known for its purity, lack of irritation and sensitisation and its environmentally friendly nature. It has been tested in two independent patch tests at concentrations of up to 75% and has not produced skin irritation or sensitisation reactions.

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