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Here is a list of Top Skincare Ingredients and their Benefits:


Allantoin is an emollient and moisturizer extracted from the comfrey plant. It is added to skincare to improve skin texture, smoothness and help heal minor skin injury. Its found in plants like chamomile.

  • Soothes skin
  • Improves skin-healing
  • Exfoliates
  • Hydrates
  • Improves skin dullness
  • Helps smooth texture
  • Rejuvenates the cells

It is non-toxic and safe for cosmetic use. Safe for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a plant based compound most frequently used to aid in soothing sunburns. It is the perfect ingredient to add to skincare products for its multiple benefits and low cost.

  • Moisturizes skin
  • Boosts wound healing
  • Reduces infection/acne
  • Lightens blemishes
  • Soothes sunburn
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Supports collagen production
  • Antibacterial
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Hydrating

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Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid is an organic compound similar to a vitamin. It has antioxidant properties, meaning it helps prevent certain kinds of cell damage in the body caused by free radicals.

  • Antioxidant
  • Protects skin cells against environmental stressors like UV light, pollution and smoke
  • Reduces fine lines around eyes and upper lip
  • May lighten dark spots due to sun damage
  • Anti-aging properties
  • Improve wound healing

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When it comes to skincare, arginine supports 3 main functions:

01. It is a powerful antioxidant: The main purpose of antioxidants in skincare is to fight free radical damage in your skin. These unstable molecules are the main reason behind premature ageing; thus, neutralising them is a sure-shot way of staying wrinkle-free!

02. It functions as a humectant: A humectant is a compound that attracts moisture from the air and traps it in your skin. As such, arginine is a highly hydrating agent as well. It also helps your skin produce components like ceramides, cholesterol, urea, and glycosaminoglycans. Combined with the lipids present in your skin, this is an ingredient that helps make your skin supple and glowing from within.

03. It boosts collagen production: Arginine is known to boost collagen production in your skin. Keeping your skin firm from within, collagen is your skin’s first line of defence against premature aging. This also helps in speeding up cell regeneration in your skin, keeping your skin looking healthy and radiant.

  • Amino acid naturally present in the body, considered essential to human development
  • Offers antioxidant benefits when used as a skin care ingredient
  • Has hydrating properties
  • Derivatives of arginine can be used to create cosmetic surfactants
  • Proven track record of safety in personal care product formulas
  • Avocado Oil

    Avocado oil is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D, and E.

    • Moisturizes and nourishes
    • Relieves inflammation from psoriasis and eczema
    • Prevents and treats acne
    • Accelerates wound healing
    • Treats sunburned skin
    • Reduces signs of aging
    • Improves nail health
    • Improves scalp health

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    Bergemot Fruit Oil

    Bergemot Fruit Oil is an extract from the rinds of Bergemot orange trees. It is added to skincare products as an essential oil due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Bergemot Fruit Oil also has some analgesic properties which helps to calm skin.

    • Antibacterial
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Natural analgesic properties
    • Natural cleanser

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    Cannabidiol is found in the cannabis plant, and mainly from industrial hemp. CBD has several anti-inflammatory properties, wound healing properties and moisturizing properties. CBD is a great ingredient for skin conditions where dry, itchy, red and inflamed skin occurs.

    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Acne control properties
    • Soothe skin and reduce appearance of irritation/redness
    • Anti-aging and wrinkle reducing properties
    • Antibacterial properties
    • Antifungal properties
    • Moisturizing

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    Carbomers are thickening agents that help control the viscosity and flow of cosmetic products. They also help distribute and suspend insoluble solids into liquid, and prevent the oil and liquid parts of a solution from separating.


    Chamomile has many powerful properties that help your skin.

    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Anti-fungal
    • Antibacterial
    • Antiseptic
    • Contains Essential Oils
    • Antioxidant
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Helps reduce redness and irritation
    • Softens skin
    • Help treat acne breakouts

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    Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil is a fat taken from raw coconuts. There are many uses for coconut oil including as a skincare ingredient.

    • Antimicrobial
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Improves antioxidant status
    • Helps treat acne
    • Moisturizing
    • Promotes wound healing

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    DMAE, short for dimethylaminoethanol, is an organic compound that aids in the production of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is the chief neurotransmitter the peripheral nervous system. DMAE became popular in skincare after a clinical study reported it was beneficial for reducing fine lines around the eyes, lips and mouth. It improved lip shape and fullness as well as overall provided a more youthful look.

    • Supports acetylcholine production
    • Wrinkle reducing
    • Skin firming affects
    • Moderate anti-inflammatory agent
    • Improvement in facial muscle tone.

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    Ginseng Extract

    Ginseng is a perennial plant with fleshy roots that was first used in Chinese Medicine over 2000 years ago. Ginseng is best know for its anti-oxidant potential by reducing oxidative stress. It can be consumed orally or used as a topical ingredient in skincare. Studies have shown that Ginseng is shown to prevent aging of the skin.

    • Anti-oxidant properties
    • Anti-aging properties
    • Wrinkle reducing
    • Procollagen
    • Improve natural hyaluronic acid production
    • Associated with the activation of the longevity gene

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    Green Tea Extract

    There are several research studies that support Green Tea is beneficial to your skin both consumed orally and applied topically.

    • Helps with acne by reducing sebum excretions
    • Helps make skin appear younger
    • Reduces swelling around the eye
    • Anti-oxidant properties
    • Anti-inflammatory properties
    • Helps to prevent some skin cancers

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    Glycerin is excellent for the skin because it is a humectant. A humectant is a substance that allows the skin to retain moisture. Glycerin is ideal for sensitive and dry skin types.

    • Increases skin hydration
    • Relieves dryness
    • Refreshes skin surface
    • Softens skin as an emollient
    • Has antimicrobial properties
    • Helps repair skin
    • Increases wound healing

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    Gynostemma Extract

    Gynostemma pentaphyllum extract is good for strengthening your immune system. Its actually known as the immortality herb. One skincare study showed Gynostemma extract to significantly reduce the effects of oxidative stress on human dermal fibroblasts and reduce the aging and destruction of fibroblasts.

    • May prolong cell life
    • Protects cells
    • Reduces oxidative stress on cells
    • Improves immune system

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    Hemp Seed Oil

    Hemp oil is widely incorporated in many skincare products and cosmeceuticals. In fact, it's become quite a trendy ingredient. Hemp oil is not just trendy, but it can offer benefits for your skin.

    • Locks in hydration: Hemp seed oil is high in omega acids 3, 6, and 9, all of which help repair the skin barrier and form a seal over the skin to keep moisture trapped inside.
    • Attracts moisture: It is also a humectant, so it draws moisture to the skin
    • Anti-inflammatory: Those same omega acids in hemp seed oil also help lower inflammation in the skin. 
    • Soothes skin: Hemp seed oil is rich in fatty acids, which help hydrate and soothe inflamed skin.
    • Anti-acneic: It may even modulate skin oil production, which is huge for people with acneic or overly oily skin.

    Hyaluronic Acid

    Hyaluronic Acid is well know for its skincare benefits. Found in many skincare products, Hyaluronic acid helps to alleviate dry skin, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and speeds up the wound healing process. Hyaluronic acid plays a crucial role in helping your skin retain moisture.

    • Hydrates
    • Helps heal wounds
    • Smooths skin texture
    • Has Anti-aging properties
    • Reduces redness and mild forms of eczema
    • Wrinkle reducing

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    Idebenone is a synthetic anti-oxidant similar to Coenzyme Q10. It has gained in popularity after studies showed Idebenone had anti-oxidant properties helping to protect skin from sun and environmental pollutants that cause oxidative stress. 

    • Protects skin cells from damage
    • Improves the appearance of fine lines
    • Reduces dryness
    • Smooths skin texture
    • Phyto-protective against smoke
    • Strengthen skin barrier

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    Jojoba Oil

    Jojoba oil has been popular in skincare products for years. The jojoba plant is a desert plant found in North America and a humectant, meaning it helps retain moisture. There is lots of evidence supporting the use of jojoba oil in skincare.

    • Moisturizing benefits
    • Antibacterial
    • Antioxidant
    • Regulates sebum production
    • Promotes collagen synthesis
    • Potentially speeds up wound healing
    • May soothe drying skin conditions like psoriasis
    • Relieves sunburn, itching and flaking
    • Helps avoid acne breakouts
    • Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

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    Kojic Acid

    Kojic acid is derived from fungi and is a byproduct of fermentation of certain plants. In the cosmetic industry, the main use for Kojic acid is to lighten sun spots caused by aging. Kojic acid inhibits tyrosine, which is the amino acid needed to produce melanin (natural skin pigment). It is suggested to use a sunscreen when using any products containing Kojic acid.

    • Lightens and brightens skin
    • Lightens sun spots, aging spots and other discolorations
    • Some antimicrobial benefits

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    L-Arginine (Amino Acid)

    L-arginine is an amino acid that aids in building protein to help build muscle and rebuild tissue. L-arginine derived nitric oxide promotes the production of collagen. It is said to dilate capillaries and increase blood flow to the skin.

    • Help protect skin from free radicals
    • increase skins hydration levels
    • supports collagen production

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    Lavender Oil

    There are many benefits of Lavender Oil for your skin. It helps to lessen acne, reduce wrinkles, and lighten skin. For acne, Lavender Oil works to kill bacteria and heal acne breakouts. Lavender Oil is also antifungal and reduces inflammation.

    • Antibacterial
    • Antifungal
    • Reduces inflammation
    • Soothes dry skin and eczema
    • Aid in skin lightening
    • Antioxidant properties
    • Wound healing properties
    • Anti-aging properties

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    Licorice Root Extract

    Licorice Root Extract is extracted from the licorice plant and is the same ingredient as where black licorice gets its flavor. It contains a compound called glycyrrhizin, which gives Licorice Root its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

    • Anti-oxidant
    • Antimicrobial
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Anti-Aging
    • Skin Brightening
    • Spot fading
    • Soothes irritated skin

    BNY Cosmetics containing Licorice Root Extract: Foaming Facial Cleanser.


    Matrixyl is a pentapeptide ingredient that is different than other peptides used in skincare because it is long lasting and it specifically targets and stimulate collagen synthesis to repair skin damage.  The purpose is to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin firmer, smoother and more youthful looking.

    Matrixyl is found in a variety of anti-aging skin care treatments and can be combined with other ingredients to maximize results. Since our skin ages from head to toe, you’ll see this powerful ingredient appear on the labels of everything from body lotions to eye creams, facial serums and treatments for the upper area of the chest and neck. We recommend our Stretch Mark and Scar Repair and Restore Cream. It contains Matrixyl 3000 which can reduce the appearance of scars and marks.

    Matrixyl is often referred to as botox in a bottle because it helps to lift and firm the skin. (Peptides are the building blocks of proteins and needed to promote collagen and elastin)

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    Omega Fatty Acids 3-6-9

    Omega Fatty Acids are an essential part of our diet. They are great for the skin too.

    • Strengthen your moisture barrier
    • Smooth skin surface
    • Anti-oxidant properties to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
    • Calms redness
    • Increases hydration
    • Visibly improves skin

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