This has a listing of what some of the ingredients are and their benefits.
Potent stimulation of collagen synthesis in the skin, actively irons out any type of wrinkle, good skin firming & moisturizing properties, able to repair stretch marks, clinically proven to be effective & safe (study with 60 volunteers showed 350% wrinkle reduction after 84 days treatment). Good alternate to collagen injections, used in lip products to help stimulate collagen synthesis.
Highly bioactive, deeply skin penetrating peptide (palmitoyl tripeptide-5) able to activate tissue growth factor (TGF-beta) that stimulates collagen synthesis in the skin. Contains glycerin. Clear liquid, no odor. Easily water-soluble. The peptide content is 900-1300 ppm (approx. 1g peptide/1kg solution). In-vitro tests showed that tripeptide has better collagen building capacity than TGF-beta.
Sea Kelp Extract
Kelp seaweed is a member of the brown algae family (phaeophyta). Root, stem and leaves have been used in this extract. Sea kelp can be found in the colder coastal waters of North America.
Sea kelp has a high content of silicon, vitamins and minerals. Silicon helps strengthen skin and tissue from wrinkling and sagging. The vitamins and minerals nourish and soothe the skin and nourish especially the root of the hair.
White Tea Extract
White tea also known as Yinzhen is produced predominately in Asia; it is picked just few days in spring when the white buds are young, withered and dried in natural sunlight and minimal processed to maintain its high concentration of polyphenols. Highly antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects. Skin protection is significantly higher than with green tea.
Potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, inhibits collagen degradation in the skin by inhibiting enzymatic metalloproteinases.
Biotechnologically produced from glucose, soy peptone & yeast extract (does not contain any animal products). Hyaluronic acid is a natural polysaccharide (large sugar molecule) that occurs in various tissues (skin, synovial fluids of joints, connective tissues). Responsible for tissue hydration, lubrication, & tissue stability, holds 500 times its own weight of water.
Most powerful moisturizer & humectant known so far, provides smoothness & softening to the skin, excellent anti-wrinkle effects, promotes growth of new skin cells after peelings, supports wound healing.
Polyhydric sugar alcohol present in all natural fats, oils & phospholipids, degraded to glucose (sugar) in the body, derived from hydrolysis of fats & fermentation of sugars. Does not contain bovine, ovine, caprine or other animal-derived materials of any type. 100% vegan.
Effective humectant & moisturizer attracting water to the intercellular space of the skin, protects the lipids of skin cells, good solvent for various water-insoluble ingredients, effective emollient & lubricant properties.
Emulsifying agent consisting of sorbitol, ethylene oxide & oleic acid (polyoxyethylene-20 sorbitan monooleate), oleic acid is derived from vegetable oil.
Non-ionic emulsifier (enables water & oil to mix), dispersing agent, solubilizer, mild antistatic & conditioning properties, solubilizer & stabilizer of essential oils. May promote hair growth.
ICE Sunflower Base
Instant-cold-emulsion powder made of sunflower wax & sodium polyacrylate. Can be added to water forming instant thick creams. No heating required. Heat sensitive ingredients such as actives are safe and can be added easily. Compatible with many oils, up to 10%, are well tolerated without an emulsifier.
In products: active especially in cosmetic products but less on the skin (less stable than dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate), ideal to stabilize oils and fats in products (prevents rancidity). On the skin: antioxidant (protects from damages by reactive oxygen radicals & UV rays), moisturizing & anti-aging effect (improves skin surface relief), soothing & anti-inflammatory properties, promotes epithelialization & enzyme activity.
Excellent thickener by forming gels over a wide ph range (4-12), emulsifies all kinds of oily phases (up to 40%) incl. silicones & vegetable oils without the addition of a conventional emulsifier, able to produce cold emulsions, stabilizes emulsions & maintains the viscosity of a formula, gives light & pleasant texture to spread on skin.
Preneutralized polymer in an inverse emulsion that forms hydro-swelling droplets (HSD) in water.
Vitamin C L-ascorbyl palmitate
Potent anti-oxidant (protects skin from oxidation incl. UV rays), anti-aging properties (improves skin elasticity by enhancing collagen production, avoids hyperpigmentation including age spots), anti-inflammatory & soothing effects.
Glycan Booster Peptide
Peptide that reduces the most visible signs of aging by boosting the skin's own production of connective tissue proteins (hyaluronan & proteoglycans) & protecting the skin's collagen.
Boosts the bio-synthesis of structural skin proteins including hyaluronan & proteoglycans like decorin and lumican by up to 300%! Firms the skin form the inside out resulting in wrinkle reduction, sagging skin, remodeling facial contours and hydration.
Peptide that inhibits proteins (SNARE complex) & release of adrenalin & noradrenalin in neuronal cells in the skin, inhibiting facial skin muscle tightening, a mechanism responsible for wrinkle formation.
Works through a unique mechanism which relaxes facial tension leading to a reduction in superficial facial lines & wrinkles with regular use. In clinical studies depth of wrinkles were reduced by 27% following 30 days of treatment & new formation of wrinkles was inhibited as well. Can be combined with Tripeptide-5, Collagen Booster Peptide and Teprenone for enhanced anti-wrinkle treatment.
Benzylalcohol Dehydroacetic Acid
Broad-spectrum peservative blend consisting of benzylalcohol (aromatic alcohol) (87%), dehydroacetic acid (8%) & water (5%). Effective alternative to parabens. Not animal tested. Eco-certified (classified as ecologically friendly raw material based on EU regulations),
Effective broad spectrum protection in a diverse range of products, against gram-positive & gram-negative bacteria, yeast, & mold (a little weak on mold). pH sensitive, best between pH 3-6, can be inactivated by nonionics also.
Offers effective broad spectrum protection against gram-positive & gram-negative bacteria, yeast, & mold while imparting emolliency to finished products.
Hydrolyzed Collagen Protein
Unique collagen protein concentrate. Manufactured via an enzymatic hydrolysis process, mixture of straight chain polypeptide with an average molecular weight of 2000. It offers excellent moisturizing properties and can increase the density of collagen fibrils and also fibroblast density (the fibroblasts produce collagen).
Effective moisturizing properties, increases fibroblast activity in the skin which are responsible for collagen production. Good film-forming and conditioning properties for damaged hair.