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 (Also Known as Stabilised Vitamin C)
A stable form of Vitamin C, which has the ability to penetrate skin tissue and stimulate Collagen production. It also helps smooth wrinkles and fine lines, even skin tone and protect the skin from free radicals.
Azelaic Acid Derivative
A synergistic combination of Azelaic Acid and Glycine with balancing, clarifying and brightening properties.
A potent skin calming active found naturally in Chamomile.
Derived from Prickly Pear, Ficucell Vita supports the synthesis of Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid. This helps to protect the skin against DNA damage, increases cellular longevity (in vitro tests) and improves skin firmness and elasticity (in vivo tests).
A simple sugar found in fruit, which acts as an emollient in some of our products.
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).
Sugar is a natural humectant, which means it draws moisture from the environment and locks it into the skin.
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.
Green Pea Polypeptides
A potent fraction extracted from Pea Seeds, which contains a high content of polypeptides. These botanical peptides protect against proteases, such as skin elastase, which are degrading enzymes known to contribute to skin ageing. By acting as a protease in inhibitor, they quickly improve skin elasticity.
Hibiscus Seed Peptides
Hibiscus Esculentus Seed Extract contains oligopeptides; these botanical peptides combat wrinkles in a similar way to botox, by inhibiting the mechanical factors responsible for the appearance of expression lines on the face (in vitro tests). This novel active also works to biologically delay the ageing of cells (anti-free radical activity).
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. A powerful age-defying ingredient, it helps improve the skin’s suppleness and smoothness.
We have three different molecular weight bands of Hyaluronic Acid across our products:
Ultra-Low Molecular Weight (2-10kDa)
Considered the next generation of Hyaluronic Acid, this ultra-low molecular weight is derived from a stable oligomer of Hyaluronic Acid. It's proven to permeate and moisturise the skin at a faster pace when compared to classic forms of hyalurons, providing a turbo-moisturisation. It also stimulates the fibroblasts, the key cells of the dermis. It improves the modulation of skin components through enzyme regulation (collagenase and elastase), which results in improved skin elasticity.
Low Molecular Weight (20-70kDa)
A low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid with increased permeation through the skin compared to high molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid. It's proven to help reduce wrinkles from the inside, rejuvenate the skin, provide below-the-surface hydration and in turn rehydrate skin cells over time.
High Molecular Weight (1500-1800kDa)
A high molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid designed to provide a barrier on the skin; it delivers immediate intensive hydration to the surface layers of the skin for an instant smoothing and firming effect.
A major component of Lecithin (from vegetables), which is an antioxidant and hydrates the skin.
Upcycled Italian Fruit Acid Complex (also known as Plant Ferment)
A mix of upcycled natural extracts and bio-liquefied products rich in protective and nutrient-rich agents, able to gently exfoliate and nourish the skin. It's comprised of Tartaric Acid from Grape, Apple Extract, Lemon Extract, Citric Acid, enzymatic bio-liquefied Red Grape Skin and enzymatic bio-liquefied Wheat Bran.
A strong antioxidant, which protects 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 potent antioxidant fraction that helps protect against free radical damage and glycation. It prevents moisture loss and helps restore skin suppleness.
Panthenol (Also Known as Pro-vitamin B5)
A highly effective moisturiser renowned for its skin conditioning qualities. As a humectant, it attracts moisture to the skin and holds water in the skin, allowing the skin to produce moisture and hydrate from within. Panthenol creates a protective skin barrier, reducing the risk of dehydration and dryness in the skin. It also has soothing qualities.
A complex consisting of Butcher’s Broom Root Extract, Hydrocotyle Leaf Extract, Calendula Flower Extract, Horse Chestnut Seed Extract and Ammonium Glycyrrhizate from Licorice. It boosts microcirculation to improve evenness of skin tone and has proven anti-dark circle benefits. Rich in Saponosides and Flavonoids, it has an overall skin soothing, calming effect. Thanks to the synergistic action of its different components, it specifically improves the under eye area.
Pro-Ceramide Complex (Also Know as Phytosphingosine)
A pre-cursor to Ceramides, and hence a building block for Ceramides. 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. They help to keep protect and restore the skin, as well as keep it hydrated.
Upcycled Olive Seed Oil
An upcycled oil rich in phytosterols, polyunsaturated fatty acids (Linoleic Acid), made from the leftover olive pit. It has all the essential amino acids and a particular polyphenol, Nuzhenide; these compounds have antioxidant properties, protecting the skin with a regenerating, anti-inflammatory and moisturising effect.
Retinyl Palmitate (Also Known as Stabilised Vitamin A)
A more stable precursor to Retinol. Due to its potential to form Retinoic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate has regenerating and antioxidant properties. It speeds up cell turnover, resulting in smoother, more even and glowing skin. It inhibits Collagen breakdown, but also stimulates the production of new Collagen.
Rice Fractions (also known as Gamma Oryzanol)
A nutrient-rich extract isolated from Rice Bran Oil, packed with antioxidants like Ferulic Acids and Sterols, which help to protect the skin against free radical damage and help prevent the visible signs of ageing.
A natural, corn-derived, skin identical carbohydrate complex. It's a Prebiotic and often referred to as a 'moisture magnet' due to its ability to attract and bind hydration.
A derivative of amino acids, which is an important ingredient in ensuring that our skin retains water and remains hydrated.
Soy Fractions (Phytosterols)
A Soya Oil fraction that helps to 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.
A concentrated mix of four difference Ceramides. 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. They help to keep the skin hydrated, as well as protect and restore the skin.
A Peptide that provides targeted action on the dermal structure via stimulation of Lumican and Collagen synthesis. It creates a global restructuring of the skin matrix, which is clinically proven to improve skin thickness and firmness. It has a volumising and 3D effect.
Tocopherol (Also Known as Vitamin E)
A naturally-occurring Vitamin E with strong antioxidant properties, which help to fight free radicals. It also provides moisture and strengthens the skin’s protective barrier to prevent moisture loss.
Tocopheryl Acetate (Also Known as Stabilised Vitamin E)
A stable form of Vitamin E with antioxidant properties. It protects the skin from damage and has healing and moisturising benefits. It also strengthens skin barrier function.
Vegetable Protein Complex
A dermoprotective Plant Protein Complex enriched with hydroxyproline that mimics and supplement's the skin's Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF) to help preserve skin hydration levels.
A mineral that 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.