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Alfalfa Extract
Alfalfa extract is also known as medicago sativa. Alfalfa is one of the oldest cultivated plants used centuries for hay and human food. It provides beta-carotene and vitamins C, E, and one of the best natural sources of vitamin k. In skin care, alfalfa helps diminish redness, improve tone and texture.
Algae Extract
Derived from marine algae, algae extract is used to normalize the skin’s moisture content and increase elasticity in the epidermis. It is also used to add vital oligo-elements and help hydrate the surface of the skin while creating a protective barrier.
Alginic Acid

Alginic acid is derived from laminaria, family of brown seaweed. Alginic acid is naturally rich in  calcium, potassium, iodine, mannitol, as well as fat, protein and carbohydrates. It helps to moisturize, purify and restore minerals to skin.

Allantoin
Allantoin is a soothing compound comprised of aloe and comfrey.  Allantoin helps repair damaged skin and stimulate healthy tissue growth.
Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a "first-aid plant" used medicinally for centuries. It has the ability to deliver soothing properties to help calm irritation. Additionally aloe vera heals, replenishes moisture, softens and promotes cell growth.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha lipoic acid is also known as thioctic acid. It is called the “master” or “universal” antioxidant because it's one of the only known antioxidants that is both lipid and water soluble (works both inside and outside the cell). Alpha lipoic acid also helps “recycle” spent vitamins and antioxidants, specifically vitamin C, E, and coenzyme Q10, thereby extending their ability to scavenge free radicals.  

Amcella Orelacela Green Tea

Amcella orelacela green tea is a quick-acting ingredient that helps smooth skin immediately.  It helps reduce muscle contraction and works against expression lines. The appearance of wrinkles are reduced in depth and the skin becomes younger, smoother and more radiant.

Ameliox®

Ameliox® is a powerful combination of carnosine and the milk thistle compound, silymarin, that helps arrest the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Ameliox® helps slow glycation to help boost collagen production.

Amino Acids

Amino acids help build cells and repair tissue because it is a building block of protein.  Amino acids form antibodies to combat invading bacteria and viruses, helps build RNA & DNA. 

Apple Fruit Extract

Apple fruit extract is rich in vitamin A, C and zinc. It helps combat signs of aging, protect and hydrate skin. Additionally, apple fruit extract naturally contains sulfur which aids in improving acne.

Apple Seed Oil
Apple seed oil is cold pressed from apple seeds. It helps soften, nourish, protect and hydrate the skin. Additionally, apple seed oil is prized for its ability to promote renewal and increase collagen synthesis. Lastly, apple seed oil contains natural sulfur which is used for treating acne, psoriasis and other skin conditions.
Apple Stem Cells

Apple stem cells, or PhytocellTec™ Malus Domestica, help protect, maintain  and promote the activity of epidermal stem cells (which are a main factor in the vitality and regeneration capabilities of the skin). They help fight signs of aging skin and repair UV damage.

Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil is derived from the dried kernel of the apricot fruit. The oil is formed through a cold pressed method, and is rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and vitamin A. Additionally, apricot kernel oil delivers antioxidants to skin and excellent emollient properties to help restore natural moisture. It is excellent for dry, devitalized and aging skins.

Apricot Seed

Apricot seed contains natural softening effects and vitamin C. Apricot seed is used to help alleviate a variety of skin conditions .

Apricot Seed Powder

Apricot seed powder is a finely grounded natural exfoliant from apricot seeds. Small exfoliant particles lifts dead skin cells away without being too abrasive.  Apricot seed powder leaves skin smooth and supple.

Acquacell™
Acquacell™ is an advanced natural blend of watermelon rind extract, lentil fruit extract and un-ripened apple and apple skin that improves tone and moisture. It deeply improves appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, flakiness, tone and clarity.
Aquaxyl ™

Aquaxyl ™is a moisturizing and restructuring agent that comes from vegetable origins. It helps increase epidermis hydration and ceramide synthesis (responsible for water retention). Aquaxyl ™ visibly improves skin’s surface by helping remove dead skin cells and decrease  the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Arbutin

Arbutin is a natural lightener and inhibitor of tyrosinase enzyme (enzyme contributor to melanin formation). It is used in skin care to visibly help reduce hyper-pigmentation and even skin tone.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is  derived from the kernels of the Argan tree native to Morocco. It is rich vitamin B, poly-unsaturated fatty acids (including linoleic acid, omega-6), natural tocopherols and sterols.  Argan oil helps calm and fight the signs of aging skin and prevents free-radical damage, while firming, strengthening and nourishing dry skin. It is used for improving dry, devitalized and aging skin.

 

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