INGREDIENTS: distilled water, tetradecyl aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric urea trifluoroacetate, poria ccos polysaccharide, locust bean gum, camellia seed oil, sunflower oil, rosehip oil, hydroxyethyl acrylate / sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, lactobacillus ferment, tocopherol, phenoxyethanol
Tetradecyl aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric urea trifluoroacetate: is a tripeptide which helps to fight skin sagging by boosting hyaluronan production and improving collagen fibrillogenisis. It has a firming and remodeling effect by stimulation of GAG (glycosaminoglycan) biosynthesis, and increases Decorin and Lumican levels for better collagen fibers. The result is firmer skin.
Poria cocos polysaccharide: This polysaccharide extract from Poria cocos, a fungus used extensively in Asian medicine, has been shown to increase skin thickness by upregulating the CD44 receptor on skin cells, leading to more effective HA binding. The binding of hyaluronic acid to CD44 strengthens tissue and helps with cell differentiation. It also boosts collagen production.
Locust bean gum: is a plant-derived tensing treatment for the skin, made to tighten the skin rapidly and smooth fine wrinkles. It forms a visco-elastic film without the effects of crumbling or pilling that can be seen with other mechanical tighteners.
Camellia seed oil: Camellia seed oil is a fast-absorbing oil with antioxidant activity. It is present in this formula as an emollient.
Sunflower oil: I love, love, LOVE sunflower seed oil! It’s really great for dry, dehydrated, or otherwise compromised skin because its linoleic acid content helps skin to make its own lipids, including ceramides, which are critical for proper barrier function. Sunflower seed oil also has a natural soothing effect on skin, making it great for reducing skin irritation.
Rosehip oil: Rosehip seed oil has loads of antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids, so it is very anti-inflammatory. In this formula, it is present as an emollient and anti-inflammatory active.
Hydroxyethyl acrylate / sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer: This ingredient is the gelling agent for the serum. It is a Hydro-Swelling Droplet (HSD) form of emulsifier, and is used for cold emulsions, in which no ingredients are heated during the formulation of the product.
Lactobacillus ferment: This ingredient is a preservative, and is responsible for preventing the growth of bacteria, mold, fungus, yeast, etc.
Tocopherol: Tocopherol is Vitamin E, and acts as a preservative in this formula, preventing the oxidation of the oils in the product and increasing the shelf life.
Phenoxyethanol: This ingredient is a preservative, and is responsible for preventing the growth of bacteria, mold, fungus, yeast, etc.