is used in skincare as a gentler alternative for retinol. Research has shown that retinol can tackle a tonne of dermatological concerns, including acne, wrinkles, and rough or discolored skin. It is known to be especially effective for anti-aging, acne, and exfoliation. The problem:
is that there can be side effects, including sun sensitivity, extreme dryness, redness and irritation, as well as thinning of the skin over time. Sensitive skins have long been hesitant to use retinol. We are excited to offer you a natural alternative that truly works! The benefits of bakuchiol Bakuchiol
Provides similar benefit without the side effects. Also, research has shown its ability to boost the efficacy of retinol serums. The best of both worlds. Bakuchiol is 100% natural and extracted and purified from Babchi seeds, which is used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Dragon's Blood extract (Croton lechleri)
is sustainably harvested from the Dragon's Blood tree as a red resin. The sap is rich in protective antioxidant phenols, and anti-inflammatories that stimulate skin repair to further reduce scars and imperfections. Dragon’s blood contains taspine, a known tissue-healing agent which has a remarkable effect on skin healing. Discover Dragon's Blood on our blog here
. White Lupin extract
Is a patented active ingredient derived from white Lupin seeds, rich in Lupeol, active molecule that increases the synthesis of Collagen I. It is an anti-aging and firming active ingredient (sourced from lupine plants cultivated using sustainable agricultural practices in France) that stimulates collagen production helping to increase skin firmness and elasticity, reduce sagging skin and remodel the facial contour and eye contour. Read more about this ingredient here
. Moringa extract
: Moringa is a potent antioxidant that helps fight free radicals. it helps to support skin's ability to manage oxidative stress which accelerates aging. Fermented willow bark
This natural active ingredient offers increased skin hydration and delivers an all-inclusive cosmetic product for optimal face care. It has potent, anti-inflammatory effect that makes it an effective ingredient to reduce inflammation and increase hydration. Glacial marine clay
is also known as Earth's finest glacial marine clay (found in a remote region of coastal British Columbia, Canada) with remarkably high levels of beneficial minerals, micro-nutrients, and phytoplankton that help detoxify and revitalize the skin. It works to deep cleanse, purify, rejuvenate and
revitalize, bringing a new, glowing radiance to your skin. What find out what's special about this rare and precious ingredient here
. Pomegranate sterols
provides hydration, skin protection, anti-aging properties. Calendula co2
is a potent extract that has a dark green/brownish colour and is especially loaded with antioxidants. It is well known for its healing, soothing and anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Perfect for sensitive skin. It has demonstrated amazing skin benefits at very low dosage. Niacinamide
can improve skin’s look and feel, brighten dark spots/skin tone and revive skin's healthy texture. In our Dragon's Blood serum, we use 10% niacinamide to provide an effective skin-restoring solution that offers multiple benefits for aging skin, acne and with consistent use helping to fade the appearance of dark spots.
is an active anti-aging ingredient that offers not only UV protection, but is also highly efficient against Infrared (IR)-Ageing. This anti-ageing active meets expectations for a new generation of photo-protection based on UV and IR protection. It is by far the most complete active ingredient to fight effectively against photo-ageing - Sederma . Read more about Venuceane on our blog
Lycopene bioferment (water soluble)
Lycopene is a type of carotenoid and a major pigment in tomatoes. It is a strong anti-oxidant that scavenges free radicals in our bodies, hair, and skin. According to a study (1): "Topical application of lycopene is a convenient way to restore antioxidants depleted from the skin by UV radiation and achieve protection against premature aging and cancer."
Tomato oilis an antioxidant-rich active that serves to protect and repair the skin from damage and stresses caused by environmental pollutants and it has significant anti-aging properties.
Cucumber extract provides a moisturizing, soothing feel on the skin. It is rich in nutrients and silica to improve the complexion and health of the skin, and is naturally hydrating, a must for glowing skin.
Pomegranate enzymespromote gentle exfoliation of the skin, without irritation. They also promote natural skin renewal.
Activated Bamboo charcoal is a powerful purifying and detoxifying ingredient. It helps remove toxins, impurities, and other harmful substances from your skin, revealing a clearer, revitalized and healthier looking complexion. It is also beneficial for acne-prone skin.
Spirulina and Chlorella are antioxidants and mineral rich algae with soothing and detoxifying properties.
Vitamin C is a powerful active ingredient that promotes
glowing and radiant looking skin.
Carrot resin is one of the most rejuvenating and regenerating oils that can be used in skincare. It is rich in beta-carotene as well as vitamins B, C, D and E. It helps improves complexion and is extremely effective for dry and aging skin.
Blue tansy is powered by azulene, a powerful anti-inflammatory, calming and antibacterial gent.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA)
are natural acids derived from citrus such as oranges and lemons. They
generally help to:
•Improve the skin tone
•Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
•Exfoliate dry skin
•Brighten the look of the skin
•Promote a noticeably softer skin
Rhassoul Clay is a spa quality, mineral rich clay from
Morocco used in high-end spa for rejuvenating skin treatments. It gently cleanses, refreshes and improves the texture of the skin.
Seaweed extracthelps prevent signs of aging. It contains
large quantities of vitamins, minerals, and hyaluronic acid (which is a remarkable skin moisturizer).
Willow Bark extractDue to its anti-inflammatory properties, is beneficial for oily and acne-prone skin types.
Hyaluronic Acid is a remarkable skin moisturizer and lifts
(1) Nutrition & Cancer. 2003, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p181-187. 7p.