Skin Care Ingredients
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It's important to know about what those ingredients are; that are on the back of the labels of your skin care products.
Since quarantine, skin care has seen an increase in interest. Our medical spa has decided to dive deep into biochemistry. Biochemistry is concentrating on the interactions between our cells and organic and inorganic molecules.
We feel most spa’s skim over the skin care ingredient and the science. Cellular changes occur when we apply specific ingredients to the skin. Our goal at our medical spa is to provide you a guide into explaining the biochemistry behind our products and the ingredients. To provide you with beautiful skin you're proud of.
It's very rich in beta-carotene; the oil extracted from the Annatto seeds protects us against the ultraviolet rays of the sun and stimulates the production of melanin, a natural pigment which colors the skin and gives a healthy glowing look (and that is great!)
Fantastic for: hydrating, revitalizing, and toning the skin It can also help to reduce or fully eliminate problems with: acne, cellulite, and even wrinkles. Algae improves skin's elasticity.
Because almond oil is an anti-inflammatory , it may help ease swelling of the skin. Improves complexion and skin tone. Due to its emollient properties, almond oil has the potential to improve both complexion and skin tone. Also treats dry skin.
It contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. It can help treat burns, acne and dry skin. When it comes to acne, Aloe Vera works best on superficial surface acne rather than cystic or deeper acne.
Antioxidant properties help protect against damage by free radicals, and is a major source of the super antioxidant quercetin.
Rich in fatty acids, apricot products can make your skin more soft and supple with their moisturizing properties. Acting as an emollient, it helps to keep your skin cells hydrated and counteracts any drying effects associated with exfoliating your skin, creating a healthier and softer skin surface.
Traditionally referred to as “liquid gold” because it is packed with vitamins A, E and C, antioxidants and omega-6 fatty acids that are essential for healthy skin and hair and are used to protect against environmental damage and premature aging. The omega fatty acids in Argan oil help to strengthen tissues in skin. Therefore can aid in wrinkle prevention Argan oil provides a major boost of hydration to the skin, thanks to its high quantities of vitamin EA natural anti-aging oil. Argan oil deeply hydrates, moisturizes and nourishes the skin to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, tighten and firm the skin.
Arizona Red Clay
The medium-grain powdered volcanic pumice polishes skin smooth, while Red Arizona Montmorillonite Clay soothes and tones skin. Also has a negative charge that absorbs toxins and bacteria. Helps remove impurities on the skin, such as oils, and toxins from the body. Helpful in treating acne breakouts and oily skin. The clay can help remove sebum, or oil, from the skin’s surface, and it may also have a calming effect on inflamed breakouts.
Aronia Berry Extract
High levels of antioxidants, aronia berries are an essential anti-aging component. They help protect your skin from harsh outside factors such as pollution, smoke and UV radiation, which can all contribute to wrinkles and aged skin. Aronia berries enhance youthfulness from the inside out!
A very rich source of linoleic acid, which is the key component of skin structure and appearance, it is also rich in vitamins, improves hydration and calms the skin.
Used traditionally in Chinese herbal medicine, bamboo is a source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Helps skin appear radiant and smooth. Because bamboo is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and acts as an antibiotic, it's a powerhouse for rejuvenation and cell growth. Lather some bamboo serum on a red face or sunburnt patch with your aloe to even better reduce your skin's heat. If you want to avoid a sunburn altogether, use bamboo extract sunscreen. This is thanks to the fact that bamboo actually contains 70% natural silica, an organic compound that is essential for the body and works to keep your skin looking healthy, supple and radiant.
Bananas are the secret to a well-nourished skin as it helps keep it hydrated. It also helps moisturize dry skin, making it soft and supple. Vitamin A in bananas restores the skin's moisture and smoothes out the rough texture by healing dry and parched skin. Bananas contain high levels of antioxidants and act as nature's Botox, preventing fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
Can create a protective layer on the skin. It's also a humectant, which means that it attracts water. Both of these qualities can help the skin stay hydrated. Beeswax is also a natural exfoliator, ideal for sloughing away dead skin cells. Used cosmetically, Beeswax hydrates, conditions, soothes, and calms the skin. It exfoliates, repairs damage, promotes the skin’s regeneration, diminishes the appearance of the signs of aging, soothes itchiness and irritation, and creates a hydrating, long-lasting protective barrier against environmental pollutants. It prevents harmful bacteria from entering the body through chapped and broken skin and it provides the skin with a layer of protection against external irritants. It's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties benefit those who suffer from topical allergies or skin ailments, such as eczema and rosacea.
Pulls out excess sebum and bacteria from the skin. It's mild exfoliating effect helps remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. These are the ingredients everyone with acne-prone skin needs in their beauty arsenal.
Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, such as phytochemicals, bioflavonoids, and vitamin C, blackberries stop free radicals which can damage skin cells. Blackberries help to regenerate the skin.
No more dry or oily patches, skin is left beautifully glowing, radiant, and healthy. In addition, a beautiful blue serum called the Blue Matcha Clarifying Serum, not only helps to remove impurities, it is also a very powerful exfoliant that helps reduce the appearance of large pores and imperfections. No more dry or oily patches, skin is left beautifully glowing, radiant, and healthy. In addition, a beautiful blue serum called the Blue Matcha Clarifying Serum, not only helps to remove impurities, it is also a very powerful exfoliant that helps reduce the appearance of large pores and imperfections.
Has also long been used to treat skin conditions like acne and eczema. The root's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties can help resolve skin issues when applied topically to the skin.
Cactus extract is rich in linoleic acid, which helps break down this accumulation and flush the excess sebum from the pores. In addition to being anti-inflammatory, cactus extract is also antimicrobial, and together that's a recipe for: healthy, unclogged pores, plus a clear, firm complexion.
Are rich in potassium which helps facilitate water pathways within the skin, ensuring balanced hydration levels. It can also brighten and refresh dull skin. The vitamin A in carrot cells helps rejuvenate the skin by removing dead skin cells.
Drinking chai tea regularly will help to reduce inflammation in your skin which will help to calm down any irritation associated with inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, or eczema. You may experience less redness and itchiness, some common uncomfortable side-effects of inflammation.
It's rich in flavonoids, which help to filter UV rays, and it's a good source of vitamins A, B1, C, D and E. Chocolate is a natural anti-inflammatory and very gentle on your skin. It can help to soothe irritation and is suitable for even sensitive skin. The function of flavonoids is to prevent skin damage, boost collagen production and boost cell health. The effect that we get to see directly on the skin is that it glows, looks fresh and even fine lines seem smoother.
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is sometimes used on the skin to treat wounds and reduce inflammation from sprains and broken bones. Comfrey roots and leaves contain allantoin, a substance that helps new skin cells grow, along with other substances that reduce inflammation and keep skin healthy. It’s anti-inflammatory. Symphytum, when used regularly on the skin, makes it softer, more supple and elastic. Even skin with large pores can benefit from it. This care is of such benefit to the skin that even wrinkles can be prevented from forming early in life. Comfrey is beneficial to all skin types; it helps to moisturize and soothe dry irritated skin, promotes rapid skin-cell growth, contributes to skin renewal, protects against bacteria and other microorganisms, reduces inflammation and helps to keep skin healthy.
Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and oily skin. Due to its soothing and moisturizing properties, it can be used to treat dry and irritated skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Due to its nourishing properties, regular application of coconut milk can replenish damaged hair.
Coconut Oil on your face overnight can increase hydration. Coconut oil helps bolster your skin's protective barrier layer, trapping moisture inside and keeping skin supple and hydrated. Reduces inflammation. Increases collagen production. Lightens dark patches. Fatty acids include linoleic acid (which can be beneficial for acne-prone skin) and up to 50% lauric acid (which is hydrating and antimicrobial).
Crithmum Maritimum Algae
Scientists find samphire cell biomass may have skin repair and anti-aging benefits. Scientists have discovered that samphire cell biomass extracted from the Crithmum maritimum wild plant found throughout Europe and North Africa may be helpful in skin repair and anti-aging products. Chronological age, chronic exposure to adverse environmental factors, or malnutrition, the visual appearance, physical properties, and physiological functions of skin change in ways that are considered cosmetically undesirable. The most notable and obvious changes include the development of: fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity, increased sagging, loss of firmness, loss of color evenness or tone, coarse surface texture, and mottled pigmentation.
Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory properties, plus they’re loaded with antioxidants and nutrients like vitamin C and folic acid. Helps reduce puffiness and swelling, aids in acne skin, it is cooling and anti-inflammatory effect of cucumbers may help ease pain, redness, and irritation caused by sunburns, insect bites, and rashes.
Date Fruit Extract
Contains phytosterols, ursolic acid, and antioxidants. Is known to improve visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Dead Sea Salt
Dead Sea salt's impact on skin health is often emphasized. Just like magnesium flakes, Dead Sea salt can hydrate the skin, improve the skin barrier function and soothe irritated skin.
Many Epsom salt advocates believe the amount of magnesium able to enter the body through the skin is sufficient for reducing swelling and relieving aches. It's also thought that Epsom salts are effective for soothing skin and reducing irritation and itching.
Major source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found naturally in the skin and key to healthy-looking skin. Helps calm irritation.
The nutrients and vitamins found in figs help balance sebum production, skin melanin, prevent epidermal water loss and more. This increases hydration and keeps the skin free from wrinkles and premature aging. When applied topically, figs can reduce the appearance of wrinkles by promoting collagen production.
The antioxidants in ginger can be used to help preserve your skin's collagen, making it an all-natural ingredient for anti-aging routines. You can reap the benefits by cooking with fresh ginger. For more targeted results, rub a small slice of fresh ginger on skin, up to three times a day.
Grapeseed oil contains a powerful antioxidant ingredient called proanthocyanidin. This antioxidant may even out skin tone when it's used on your skin consistently. Also contains high levels of vitamin E, this oil may contribute to better skin and reducing UV damage.
The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties in green tea may make it an effective treatment for acne and oily skin. According to research, the polyphenols in green tea, when applied to the skin, help reduce sebum secretion, which can lead to acne.
Perfect for most skin types as it can moisturize without clogging your pores. It can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it, and regulating the skin's oil production. Dryness can also cause your skin to overproduce oil, which in turn, and can stimulate acne.
Honey is one of nature's most revered skin remedies. Thanks to its antibacterial and antiseptic abilities, it may benefit oily and acne-prone skin. Honey is also a natural humectant, so it helps keep the skin moist but not oily. This is because humectants draw moisture from the skin without replacing it.
Can reduce scaling, redness, and irritation. According to the National Eczema Association, adding salt to bathwater can reduce the stinging that water might cause skin during a severe flare-up. The magnesium content in Himalayan salt might also make it beneficial for reducing skin inflammation.
It works by creating a protective layer that prevents the skin from drying out without making you look oily in the process. It can even increase skin hydration, especially when combined with glycerin. Jojoba Esters have been clinically proven to decrease the dryness that can lead to flaky, rough patches on the skin.
It's packed with Vitamins A, B, C, and K, as well as antioxidants and phytonutrients. Between all of these things, the leafy green tightens pores, reduces dark circles, promotes collagen production, increases cell turnover, prevents free-radical damage, and detoxifies the skin.
Because of its antibacterial properties, kaolin clay may be useful in treating acne, too. The minerals in kaolin clay can remove oils, secretions, and contaminants from the skin. They serve as cleansing and refreshing agents by absorbing moisture and impurities and by reducing blemishes.
A rich source of flavonoids and antioxidants. It has been used in herbal medicine to soothe and calm irritation in the skin.
They also come packed with vitamin C, iron, calcium, vitamin B-6, and magnesium. But did you know that it is an amazing natural remedy to keep skin troubles at bay? Be it a stubborn beach tan, signs of aging, acne, rough skin or pigmentation, red lentil is the one stop solution to all skin problems.
Mango is a nutritious fruit loaded with healthy nutrients that can help support your skin and overall health. The vitamin A, vitamin C, and antioxidants in mango may help you prevent premature aging and protect your skin from sun damage. You can apply mango butter to your skin as a substitute for shea or cocoa butter.
Marshmallow has been shown to help soothe irritated skin. It is high in Omega-3, and contains more monounsaturated fatty acids than olive oil. It also helps calm the visible appearance of redness in the skin.
Meadow Foam Extract
A very rich source of fatty acids, which is a key component of skin structure and appearance. Meadow foam is a natural hydrator to help keep skin feeling moisturized, and improves the appearance of the skin.
Rich in antioxidants, melon fruit provides a variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B and C.
May help to promote healthy skin. A 2015 study found that milk thistle helped improve inflammatory skin conditions when applied to the skin of mice. Milk thistle was also found to have antioxidant and anti-aging effects on human skin cells in a laboratory environment in another study.
The modern medical explanation for milk vetch's efficacy is that isoflavonoid within the milk vetch acts as an antioxidant by eliminating active oxygen. Its anti-inflammatory properties enhance the skin's immunity and promote skin regeneration.
Used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine, it is a less irritating analog of arbutin and is known to have brightening properties.
The exfoliating and skin lightening properties of mung beans cumulatively work to brighten up the complexion significantly. They are known to fortify the skin texture with vitamin A and vitamin C, which help in enhancing the skin texture too. Mung beans protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
A rich source of monounsaturated fatty acid, which is found naturally in the skin and key to skin health. It helps reduce the visible appearance of redness in skin, and is a source of antioxidants to help prevent skin deterioration.
Deeply soothes and moisturizes without leaving an oily finish. It helps slow down transepidermal water loss and boosts skin moisture, making the complexion look more radiant and nourished.
In addition to protecting against free radicals, onion provides A, C, and E vitamins to contribute to skin health and gives it a radiant glow. Alleviates acne: The antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory properties of onion can protect your skin from acne-causing bacteria and skin infections.
Orange Fruit Extracts
In addition to antioxidants benefits, orange fruit extracts have properties to help improve the visible appearance of unwanted dark spots.
Nourishes skin: Containing Vitamin A and Papain enzyme, papaya helps remove dead skin cells and inactive proteins, thus rejuvenating your skin. It also helps keep your skin hydrated.
Also known as Pisum Sativum is an Elastifying anti-aging, skin protecting, skin repairing and body resculpting cosmetic ingredient. Commonly known as Proteasyl. Skin Care Insider Loss of skin firmness and elasticity are telltale signs of aging, but pea extract fights the enzymes that break down collagen and elastin. Its restorative effects also help defend collagen and elastin against UV, chemical, and immunological threats.
Peat does more than just keep your skin healthy; it also prevents premature aging, which is primarily caused by free-radicals. Fulvic acid helps to neutralize these harmful substances and detoxify the body, therefore extending the life of cells.
Peppermint oil naturally cleanses the skin and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It has a cooling effect which soothes irritation and inflammation due to acne.
Naturally cleansing without overstripping skin of natural oils. Exfoliation from Turkish Poppy Seeds gives a rough exfoliation that reduces ingrown hairs before shaving. High in antioxidants like Vitamin E and A that provides key moisture and anti-aging boost to skin.
Prickly Pear is a gentle ingredient that can be used by all skin types. Because of its soothing properties, it's especially ideal for those with acne-prone, dry, sensitive, or inflamed skin. The ingredient is also an excellent age-defying ingredient and can help improve overall tone and texture in your complexion.
Pumpkin is a good source of vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant, and also contains beta-carotene which helps to reverse UV damage and improve skin texture. It helps to promote the production of collagen, thus improving your skin tone and elasticity.
Raspberry Seed Oil
Packed with vitamin A which heals UV damage and repairs the skin cells. They contain high levels of essential fatty acids, particularly omega 3 and omega 6 which help to promote the skin's health and appearance. The red raspberry seeds also provide a natural source of vitamin E, which helps to prevent damage caused by free radicals from environmental stressors. Cleanse your skin while promoting the health of your skin over the long-term with this fruity oil.
Red Palm Oil
Palm oil has a surprising number of skin benefits—especially for problematic skin. It's deeply moisturizing properties leaves the skin feeling soft and supple. It also contains re-fattening agents that help restore the skin's natural oils and acts as a relief to itchy skin and irritated cuticles.
Rice Bran Oil
Rice bran has been used for centuries in Japan as a key ingredient in: cleansers, masks, toners, and bathing powders to keep skin smooth and supple. The versatile, gentle oil extracted from rice bran effectively reduces signs of aging while soothing, hydrating, and protecting the skin.
Rosa Canina Fruit Oil
It hydrates, it moisturizes, it helps exfoliate, and brightens skin. It helps boost collagen formation, helps reduce inflammation, and helps protect against sun damage. Rosehip oil contains a wealth of essential fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acid. Fatty acids help to keep cell walls strong so that they don’t lose water.Moisturizing helps lock in your skin’s natural hydration. Natural exfoliation with Rosehip oil can help reduce dullness and leave you with glowing, vibrant skin. Rosehip oil is rich in vitamins A and C, which are both necessary for the production of collage. Rosehip is rich in both polyphenols and anthocyanin, which may help reduce inflammation. It also contains vitamin E, an antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory effects Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A is made up of several nutritional compounds, including retinoids. Retinoids are known for their ability to reduce hyper-pigmentation and other visible signs of aging with regular use.
It has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, thus helping soothe skin, minimize pores, and reduce fine lines, to help you get the healthy skin of your dreams. The antioxidants in rose water protect your skin cells against damage caused by pollutants, UV rays, and other free radicals in the environment. Think of it like you’re very own body armor against all the bad things you come into contact with everyday. These same antioxidants can also be used for an anti-aging effect by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The Rosemary herb helps strengthen the capillaries. It also improves circulation for a natural, healthy glow. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory properties will fight against early day puffiness after sleeping, although be mindful of application in the eye area.
It's rich in fatty acids, which is a key component of the skin, and is naturally hydrating to help maintain moisture in the skin. It's also full of antioxidants and helps calm redness caused by irritations.
Sea salt exfoliates to remove impurities that clog pores and promote new skin growth. It promotes blood circulation, restores the skin's natural oil balance, and can prevent skin infections. Salt helps to cleanse pores deeply, balance oil production and thwart bacteria that can instigate breakouts and acne.
Seaberry Fruit Oil
May help your skin heal from: wounds, sunburns, frostbite and bedsores. Also can promote elasticity, and protect against dryness.
Shea butter is a proven moisturizer for your skin. It has a soothing and anti-aging properties that may make skin appear smoother and reduce aging. However, pure shea butter on your face could lead to breakouts. Even using some products that just contain a smaller percentage of shea butter may lead to acne.
Shiitake Mushroom Extract
Packed with antioxidant properties, a totally natural active ingredient for strengthening the skin's defense system by activating the immunocompetent cells (Langerhans, Macrophages and Keratinocytes cells) which control the immune response of the skin and help it to fight against environmental stressors.
Spanish Needle Extract
Has a retinol-like effect. It's been shown to increase collagen and elasticity in the skin. Studies have shown that Bidens pilosa increased collagen, as well as an anti-acne effect by reducing levels of an acne-causing hormone.
They have strong astringent, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidants properties that treat burns, protect your skin from UV rays, and delay aging. Strawberries are packed with alpha-hydroxy acid that can help you get rid of dead skin cells. Those who have acne can use strawberries to get rid of the skin condition.
Sugar is in your skincare product for a reason (or two): Humectant: sugar draws moisture from the air into the skin and binds it in, helping to keep it soft and hydrated. Exfoliant: sugar's small particles gently remove dead cells off your skin without irritation (unless you use too much or scrub too vigorously).
Sunflower oil is a non-comedogenic carrier oil which is highly absorbent, and won't clog pores. It's non-irritating for most people, and can be used on all types of skin, including dry, normal, oily, and acne-prone.
Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components. These characteristics may provide glow and luster to the skin. Turmeric may also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow. You may want to try a turmeric face mask at home to see if the spice has any positive effects on your skin.
Water Lily Extract
Used to support a mild calming and cooling effect of stressed, reddened and slightly irritated skin. Moreover, water Lily can be used as astringent and antiseptic thanks to its high content in tannins.
Refine pores and soothe skin. Watermelon is full of antioxidants such as lycopene and also vitamin C and A which helps reduce these free radicals that can slow down the signs of aging. The consumption of Vitamin A can encourage growth of collagen and elastin cells that helps your skin stay young and supple.
Willow Bark Extract
Is a botanical source of salicylic acid, a common ingredient that helps prevent and diminish blemishes. Willow Bark extract is calming and antiseptic, minimizing the look of pores.
Witch hazel has many benefits for skin, including relieving inflammation, tightening pores, and helping with razor bumps. It may also help reduce acne, since it can cleanse your skin of excess oil. However, witch hazel should not be used by people with dry or extremely sensitive skin since it can cause irritation.
Yogurt, whether the Greek or regular kind, also contains lactic acid, an organic compound that aids in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by tightening and shrinking pores. Meanwhile, adding yogurt to your skin care regimen helps moisturize your skin and delay the signs of aging.