Peptides are small molecules that can penetrate the barrier of the epidermis and have an impact on the dermis, or deeper layer of skin. These have the advantage of producing rapid, visible changes in the appearance of the skin. Specifically, they can cause tightening and the appearance of firming in the skin. Algae peptides are a unique extract from the Hawaiian Sea that have a component called hydroxyproline, an unusual amino acid that is rarely found in the skin except within its own collagen. Algae peptides are particularly impressive in their moisturizing and firming properties when applied to the skin.
Argireline otherwise known as Actyl-hexapeptide-3, is made up of peptides. These chains of amino acids can affect how cells work. Muscles contract due to the release of neurotransmitters which send signals for the muscles to contract. Argireline works to destabilize the final stages of this process which results in a reduction or no muscle movement. Independent studies show that products containing 10% Argireline reduced wrinkles by 30% over 30 days.
Aloe Vera helps increase the availability of oxygen to the skin and helps strengthen skin tissues. It is speeds up skin cell reproduction and quickly penetrates the epidermis. It has a naturally soothing and cooling effect on the skin. Aloe Vera has long been renowned for its skin soothing properties.
Burdock (Arctium Lappa) Root Extract
Packed with the phytochemicals and Polyacetylenes, these roots are natural antibacterial and antifungal agents. Anti-inflammatory properties help protect against chronic tissue inflammation and stimulates collagen synthesis.
The main component extracted from chamomile oil is Bisabolol which effectively stimulates and promotes skin healing. Rich in flavonoids that contribute to the Chamomiles anti-inflammatory, anti-pruritic and anti-erythema properties. Chamomile restores suppleness and soothes the skin enhancing the appearance of dehydrated or irritated skin.
Regarded as one of the most potent skin regeneration actives. Studies have shown copper tri-peptides have a significant effect on collagen production, they act to thicken the skin and help to reduce small and large wrinkles, improve elasticity, and increase keratinocyte and fibroblast production. They act as an antioxidant and stimulate DNA within cells, stimulating cellular regrowth while helping to firm, smooth and soften skin. Copper tripeptides also act as a potent anti-inflammatory through supressing inflammatory cytokines acting to calm and soothe irritated skin.
Ceramides are naturally occurring skin lipids that are found in the top layer of your skin. They are essential to healthy functioning of the skin barrier and play a key role in helping your skin retain moisture. As surface lipids diminish through effects such as ageing, exfoliation treatments and changes in climate the skin loses its water trapping abilities resulting in loss of skin firmness, increased skin roughness and a dull lack-lustre skin. Applying a ceramide-containing serum or cream to the skin can help to improve skin barrier function, increase skin hydration, and protect the skin from irritants.
Heath Skins advanced fade ingredient contains Chromabright®. This scientifically synthesised molecule Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate (DCP), is a new patented ingredient designed for skin brightening applications that shows neither cytotoxic effects nor any irritation or sensitization reaction. It induces a significant lightening effect on the skin, decreasing the appearance of uneven pigment and age spots while also fighting against photoaging. The photoprotective (UVA/UVB) Chromabright® is 50% more effective at skin brightening than kojic acid.
Coconut oil coconut oil has two powerful anti-microbial agents in capric acid and lauric acid. Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-protozoa properties. Our extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil is used at a low pH 4.5 for enhanced dead cell removal while keeping skin moisturized and soft.
Loaded with minerals like iron, copper, selenium, potassium, magnesium, zinc and even vitamins like Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E. Fennel also contain minerals like potassium, zinc, and magnesium, which keep your skin and healthy and can help with conditions like acne and excessive dryness. Finally, fennel seeds contain many antioxidants. Antioxidants are critical to your overall health because they neutralize free radicals. Free radicals can also have a negative impact on your appearance: they damage cells, making it hard to achieve smooth, glowing skin.
Glycolic is one of the AHA’s or alpha hydroxy acids. Glycolic is a very effective skin rejuvenator that exfoliates the outer dead skin layer, revealing healthier, fresher skin. Our products have a lower pH than most retail brands. Studies show that at this lower 3.5pH formulation of pure glycolic acid is up to 60% better at increasing skin renewal as glycolic stimulates Glycosaminoglycan’s that help in the maintenance and support of collagen and elastin.
Grapefruit Seed Oil
Extract from grapefruit is rich in natural antioxidants and provides some cosmetic benefits for the skin such as reduction in skin melanin, increase in skin moisture and antiwrinkle effects. This botanical has a purifying and energizing effect with a moisturizing and cleansing action on the skin.
Guarana Seed Extract
Guarana contains compounds of theophylline and caffeine. Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor which can help to reduce puffiness and create a smoothing effect on the skin. Guarana is also rich in antibacterial and antifungal compounds. Guarana has an anti-irritant effect and helps to reduce skin redness and calm skin inflammation.
Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis Leaf)
A powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing ingredient that has a photo-protective effect and acts as a free radical fighter. Green tea naturally contains many molecules that have a broad range of benefits to our skin and can be of help to numerous skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and ageing skin. However, conventional extraction of green tea often causes several of the most important components to be left behind in the leaves. Using an exclusive and revolutionary extraction technology our Green Tea Antioxidant Serum can deliver a higher concentration of the crucial components of green tea.
Lilac Stem Cells
Lilac Stem cells help to decrease pigmentation (though tyrosinase inhibition) up to twice as much as Kojic Acid. They are a powerful anti-inflammatory and protect the skin from free radicals. Clinical data supports a decrease in acne breakouts and a reduction in sebum production and pore size. Combining stem cell extracts with other anti-aging ingredients such as vitamin C, AHA’s and neuropeptides can yield a combination that can work synergistically to treat and protect the skin.
Lipochroman® (Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol)
Lipochroman® is a powerful cosmeceutical level antioxidant that acts as a cellular shield protecting the skin from free radical damage that prematurely ages the skin. Designed with a dual action, capturing two types of free radicals both the ROS (reactive oxygen species) and RNS (reactive nitrogen species) Lipochroman® effectively protects the cells from irreversible DNA damage. In addition to its dual protection Lipochroman® is one of the most potent oxygen radical scavengers.
A member of the Retinoid family of vitamin A derivatives. The tiny molecules can penetrate the outer layers of the skin where specialized enzymes in the skin then convert Retinol to its active component retinoic acid, which helps to repair the lower layers of the skin, helping increase skin collagen and hylauronic acid production. Retinol has antioxidant and skin firming properties, and acts as a skin exfoliator. Retinol is less acidic than prescription Retin A, which often causes skin redness and peeling, so is generally better tolerated. Studies have shown that one month of nightly application of 0.15% retinol can reduce wrinkle appearance by a significant 30%.
An ester of Retinol combined with palmitic acid. The process of breakdown from retinyl palmitiate within the skin to the active component retinoic acid is longer than that of retinol resulting in a gentler form of retinol for sensitive skin. Generally, the most well tolerated of the vitamin A topicals. Retinyl Palmitate helps increase skin collagen and hylauronic acid production, improves the appearance of skin elasticity and brightens skin tone.
Salicylic Acid is a BHA or Beta Hydroxy Acid that is often seen in acne preparations. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and works as a kerotolytic by exfoliating the skin which prevents the pores from clogging. Its ability to penetrate the follicle effectively helps to clear the pores of follicular debris, reducing pore blockages resulting in a reduction of acne ‘flares’ and breakouts. Salicylic helps to minimise enlarged pores and reduce hyperpigmentation.
Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate)
Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate has the ability to increase collagen levels and reduce melanin production, acting as a skin brightening collagen-booster. Due to its lipid soluble nature tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate has a higher rate of penetration in to the epidermis and dermis than other vitamin C compounds, acting as a potent antioxidant while delivering therapeutic levels needed to directly stimulate production of collagen and elastin. It helps reverse sun damage by shielding from UVA as well as UVB.