Also known as White Cosmetic Clay or Hydrated Aluminum Silicate, Kaolin Clay is a versatile skin care ingredient used primarily to cleanse and detoxify skin. Due to its natural silica content, this ingredient is frequently used as an exfoliant to remove dead skin. It is especially beneficial for oily skin because of its ability to absorb excess oil unto itself, forming a white, sandy paste.
Medicinally, Kaolin Clay has been historically used to treat skin inflammation and ulcers, such as within the gastrointestinal tracts. It has also been found useful to ameliorate diarrhea.
Kaolin Clay is featured in the HydroTherm Intense Masque of our thermal collection.
Otherwise known as Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, the Cucumber Extract maximizes the benefits of your everyday cucumber, primarily composed of water, vitamin C, caffeic acid, and polysaccharides. Its gentle antioxidant properties have made it a familiar ingredient in many skin care products.
Cucumber Extract can be found in our Advanced Marine Bio-Syringe, and HydroTherm Completion Creme.
Sunflower Seed Oil
Also known as Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, this essential plant oil is used as a natural emollient in skin care. Rich in vitamin E, the Sunflower Seed Oil helps neutralize the effect of free radicals, which have been shown to contribute to cancer. This oil also contains much-needed carotenoids, as well as vitamins A, C, and D, which work together to increase the skin’s moisture levels.
Sunflower Seed Oil is featured in our Eye Firming Concentrate, Magnetic MicroLift Masque, Coralline Collagen Boosting Masque, Collagen Firming Complex.
Algae are very simple photosynthetic organisms – neither plant nor animal – that lend their antioxidant and water-binding properties to cosmeceuticals. The most complex and renowned marine algae are seaweeds, which are remarkable for their high concentration of macro and micronutrients, including vitamin B1, iron, sodium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, and calcium. Brown algae, in particular, has been shown to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Algae Extract, otherwise known as Seaweed Extract, can be found in the Purifying Pre-Masque, HydroTherm Sauna Serum, and Coral Luminous Masque.
Research in dermatology has shown that Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 has been shown to aid in the reduction of expression lines – lines formed by repeated facial expressions, such as furrowing the eyebrows, wrinkling the nose, and frowning. Also known as Argireline or AHA-3, this synthetically derived peptide is a mainstay of anti-aging cosmetics.
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 can be found in our Advanced Marine Bio-Syringe.