Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is a powerful antioxidant that improves acne, redness, and inflammation. Recent research shows that topical Vitamin B3 may even be more effective than commonly prescribed solutions such as antibiotics, Benzoyl Peroxide, and Salicylic Acid, while being gentler on skin. Unlike antibiotics, Vitamin B3 targets the first stage of acne (sebum oxidation) to prevent acne from developing, rather than controlling bacterial growth.
Collagen is a protein that forms the matrix that keeps skin firm and plump. When skin loses collagen, wrinkles develop. Collagen increases skin’s elasticity and density, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Collagen also helps the targeted delivery of other therapeutic molecules to damaged skin.
Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Extract is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging ingredient that soothes skin, and decreases the appearance of sun-damage. Green Tea extract contains high concentrations of Polyphenol antioxidants. Polyphenols help prevent cellular damage from free-radicals related to pollution, smoking, eating unhealthy foods, and as a byproduct of normal metabolism. In fact, a recent study shows that a 30 day topical application of Green Tea extract resulted in noticeably firmer and smoother skin.
Ginger Root (Zingiber Officinale) Extract has a long history of medicinal uses. Ginger is well documented to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties that control the ageing process. Ginger extracts contain antioxidants that reduce redness, acne, and inflammation.
Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) Extract contains Licochalcone, a molecule that helps control oil production, and helps calm and soothe acne-prone skin.
Red Seaweed (Chondrus Crispus) Extract is naturally high in minerals and Vitamins. It contains Vitamins A, E, and K, and protects against UV rays.
Carob (Ceratonia Siliqua) Gum is extracted from the bean pod of the native Mediterranean Ceratonia Siliqua tree. It moisturises and tightens skin, and gives the mask a luxurious texture.
Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, also known as the Chinese 5 flavour Berry, repairs damage caused by the elements, and helps soothe inflammatory skin conditions.
Japanese Goldthread (Coptis Japonica) Root Extract produces a main component, Berberine, which helps skin reduce skin sagging, swelling, and cellulite.
Asiaticoside is an extract from the medicinal Centella Asiatica plant. It increases the synthesis of collagen and connective tissue, resulting in firmer skin.
Propolis Wax is a resinous mixture that honey bees produce to build their hives. Its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties are effective against acne.
Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum a natural Polysaccharide that moisturises and smoothes the skin, and gives a pleasant velvety texture to the mask.
Peptides (Palmitoyl tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7) are amino acids that stimulate the regeneration of collagen, which helps improve the appearance of wrinkles and rough skin texture.