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our ingredients

bakuchiol
the natural retinol
(sytenol a)
derived from the indian babchi seed. bakuchiol has been clinically compared to retinol. it has been shown to stimulate collagen type i, iii & iv, improve fine lines and wrinkles. its properties leave skin plump and firmer looking. traditionally used in ayurveda for chronic skin conditions.

centella asiatica
pro-collagen
(centevita)
centella asiatica also known as gotu kola helps to repair dna damage caused by uv radiation. it stimulates collagens type i and iii, helping to improve fine lines and wrinkles. in ayurveda gotu kola is known to improve conditions of stress, insomnia and helps to focus the mind. it is also used for inflammatory conditions in the skin.

hyaluronic acid
stellar hydration
a stellar hydration low molecular weight active, provides long lasting moisture to the complexion. plumps and smooth’s skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines.

kombucha ferment
rejuvenation and even’s skin tone
(ng kombuchka)
black tea ferment (a traditional fermented drink) increases the volume in the skin and significantly improves skin texture. kombucha improves skin tone increasing rosier tones in the skin while reducing dull beige tones for a dewy look in the skin. originating in north east china around 220 b.c and prized for its healing properties, it has been used for centuries in asian cultures, russia and germany.

licorice
brightening
licorice has anti-inflammatory properties, is an adaptogen and skin brightener. an effective skin lightener as its properties inhibits tyrosinase to brighten the skin complexion.
the sanskrit word for licorice ‘yastimadhu’ means sweet stick. used by the egyptians, the greeks and ancient china and has long been prized for its benefits.

moringa oil
skin health
rejuvenating
an oil with abundant minerals, polysaccharides and vitamins. moringa’s rich components help to nourish skin.
the sanskrit word for moringa is ‘saubhajnana’ which means ‘knowledge of the heavens’ and has been used for centuries for its nourishing properties.

persian silk tree
detoxifying
reduces the signs of fatigue and dull looking skin. protects against glycation by supporting detoxifying systems and works to repair it’s damaging effects.

safflower oil
barrier function
rich in omega 6, safflower helps to improve barrier function, which strengthens the skin’s structure.

tonka bean bio-ferment
illuminating
tonka bean increases luminescence in the skin by isolating polyphenols know to absorb light from the uv range and emit it the visible spectre reducing the appearance of dullness in the skin.

tremella mushroom
natural hydrator
tremella (also known as snow mushroom) is high in polysaccharides and rich in vitamin d and can hold up to 500 times its weight in water. it helps to keep skin hydrated and plump.
tremella was used by yang guifei, (tang dynasty) who was said to be the greatest beauty in chinese history, for its youthful benefits.

uva ursi
brightening
uva ursi or bearberry leaf has naturally occurring arbutin which inhibits the enzyme tyrosinase which is responsible for stimulating melanin production. uva ursi helps to reduce age spots and leave skin tone more even with a brighter complexion.

wakame
anti-oxidant
moisture enhancer
rich in minerals and vitamins, wakame helps to retain moisture in the skin.