Advanced Actives

Allantoin

A natural plant-derived active with deeply hydrating and soothing qualities. It increases the skin's ability to retain water, boosting skin moisture levels and minimising the visible signs of ageing.


Ascorbyl Palmitate

A stable form of Vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that is used to protect the skin from free-radicals.

 


Azelaic Acid Derivative

A synergistic combination of Azelaic Acid and Glycine with balancing, clarifying and brightening properties.


Bisabolol

A potent skin calming active found naturally in Chamomile. 


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Derived from Coconut Oil and Glycerine, rich in fatty acids, which help to increase moisture-retention at the skin's surface.


Ceramide Complex

Similar to fatty acids, Ceramides are lipids and components of the skin barrier. The skin produces Ceramides naturally, but they become depleted over time as we age. Ceramides help to keep the skin hydrated and protect the skin.


Di Giovanna Organic White Wine

Rich in proanthocyanidins, which hydrate the skin and act as an antioxidant, protecting the skin against free-radicals and promoting cellular renewal.


Ficucell Vita

Derived from Opuntia Ficus Indica cactus, Ficucell Vita supports the synthesis of Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid. This helps to protect the skin against DNA damage, to increase cellular longevity (In vitro tests) and to improve skin firmness and elasticity (In vivo tests). 


 

Fructose

A simple sugar found in fruit, which acts as an emollient in some of our products.


Fucocert

A multi-sensory moisturiser of natural origin and composed of polysaccharides, which thanks to its film-forming effect, maintains the protective film of the skin, moisturises and provides comfort (In vitro tests). 


 

Glucose

Sugar is a natural humectant, which means it draws moisture from the environment and locks it into the skin.


Glycine

An amino acid found in high concentrations in the skin, which is used to form Collagen. It also helps to form Glutathione, which has age-defying properties.


Hyaluronic Acid

A potent humectant found naturally within the skin and able to bind up to 1000 times its weight in water, which enhances moisture retention and skin hydration. It is a powerful age-defying ingredient, which helps improve the skin’s suppleness and smoothness. Hyaluronic Acid is a polymer chain and the length of the chain (also known as the molecular weight) can be engineered to give varying grades, each with specific targeted actions.


Inositol

A major component of Lecithin (from vegetables), which is an antioxidant and hydrates the skin.


Italian Fruit Acid Complex (also known as Plant Ferment)

A mix of natural extracts and bio-liquefied products rich in protective and nutrient-rich agents, able to gently exfoliate and nourish the skin. It is comprised of Tartaric Acid from Grape, Apple Extract, Lemon Extract, Citric Acid, enzymatic bio-liquefied Red Grape Skin and enzymatic bio-liquefied Wheat Bran.


Lutein

Has strong antioxidant qualities, which protect the skin against free-radicals. It also hydrates the skin and helps reduce the visible signs of ageing.


Niacinamide

Also known as Vitamin B3, helps to boost the natural barrier function, soothe the skin and minimise the visible signs of ageing.


Olive Oil Fractions (also known as Olive Oil Unsaponifiables)

Rich in Phytosterol and Squalene, the unsaponifiable part of the Olive Oil is a strong antioxidant for the skin. It prevents moisture loss and helps restore skin suppleness. It is also perfect for even the most sensitive skin types.


Panthenol

Also known as ProVitamin B5, it is a highly effective humectant moisturiser renowned for its skin conditioning and soothing qualities.


Phytosphingosine

Known as a Ceramide precursor, meaning it can nudge the skin into making Ceramides.


Rice Fractions (also known as Gamma Oryzanol)

A nutrient extract isolated from Rice Bran Oil, rich in antioxidants like Ferulic Acids and Sterols, which help to protect the skin against free-radicals and help prevent the visible signs of ageing.


Saccharide Isomerate

A natural plant-derived moisturiser that mimics the natural carbohydrate fraction found in the upper layer of the skin. It is sometimes referred to as the 'moisture magnet' due to its ability to attract and bind hydration. 


Sicilian Marine Salt

A natural skin detoxifier, which absorbs skin toxins, exfoliates, purifies and boosts circulation.

 


Sodium PCA

A derivative of amino acids, which is an important ingredient in ensuring that our skin retains water and remains hydrated. 


Soy Fractions (Phytosterols)

Phytosterols from Soya Oil that help replenish and protect the skin’s natural barrier.

 


Soy Protein Complex

A polypeptide based surfactant derived from Soy Proteins and Coconut fatty acids, which helps to gently cleanse and purify the skin.


Tetrapeptide -9

Created using the fermentation of four amino acids, this Tetrapeptide targets and protects Lumican and Collagen to help minimise the visible signs of ageing.


Vegetable Protein Complex

Hydrates the skin and leaves the skin feeling more elastic.


Zinc Oxide

Helps to soothe, purify and balance the skin. It also has astringent qualities, helping minimise the appearance of large pores. It offers protection against UVA/UVB.


 

Vitamin E 

Helps to protect the skin from damage and has healing and moisturising benefits, which help to strengthen skin barrier function.