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Deionised water - Water in its purest form.  All components that could interfere with the product’s stability and performance are removed. Water itself is an excellent skin conditioning agent, but it has to be provided in such a way that it is retained by the skin.

DMAE (DiMethylAminoEthanol) - A naturally occurring nutrient, used to tighten the skin and prevent and reverse sagging.  Continued use gives a cumulative effect.  It also acts as an antioxidant by stabilising cell membranes, protecting them from free radical damage.  Additionally, DMAE acts as a natural delivery system, combining with other ingredients to bring them into the inner skin, ensuring maximum effectiveness.

Elastin (Marine) - Together with collagen fibrils, elastins are the protein fibres that give the skin elasticity.  Ours is sourced from sea kelp and algae.

Flavonoids - Antioxidant chemical compounds, widely found in certain fruits, vegetables, nuts and roots.

Glycerine - Used as an emollient and as a humectant.  Our ingredient is plant derived.

Glyceryl stearate (vegetable) - Emulsified palm oil derived from natural sources, used as a skin conditioner and emulsifier, one of the gentlest and safest available.  It does not block the pores, as most oils would.

Grape seed extract - A powerful antioxidant, high in polyphenols, which help prevents skin cell damage caused by sun exposure and pollution.

Grapefruit Seed Extract - Extracted from the seeds, pulp and white membranes of the grapefruit it is antimicrobial and antibacterial.

Green tea extract - Used for its anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties, but also rich in potent antioxidants.  It increases the effect of sunscreens and has anti-cellulite properties.

Hesperidin methyl chalcone - An antioxidant, derived from sweet orange, used to fight fragility of the capillaries and decrease their permeability.  Very effective in eye treatments to reduce dark circles.

Hops - Hops are the female flower of the hop vine (Humulus lupulus), used to treat itching skin, rashes and hives.

Horsetail - A herb rich in the minerals the body uses to maintain healthy tissue, particularly silica, an essential element to good skin.  It aids the absorption of calcium, which helps nourish nails, skin, hair and the body’s connective tissue.  Horsetail also helps eliminate excess oil from both skin and hair.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) - Hyaluronic acid is essential for the structure of the skin, ensuring its ability to hold on to essential fluids and providing continuous hydration.  In fact, hyaluronic acid has unmatched hydrating properties, being able to hold more water than any other natural substance.  It has also been proven to stimulate new cell growth.  HA additionally acts as a defence system for the external skin, creating the ‘acid mantle’ barrier that kills bacteria and viruses which may prove harmful.  The skin’s surface is naturally slightly acidic, thanks to HA, and needs to remain so for health and protection.  The Hyaluronic acid ingredient we use is plant derived.

Inositol - Plays an important part in the health of cell membranes and is necessary for the formation of lecithin.  Our ingredient is plant derived.

Ivy - Extracts from the ivy plant help boost circulation in the skin.