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May 4, 12:33 pm

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Adenosine (Powerful Healer)
          This molecule otherwise known as Adenosine Triphosphate (or ATP) is the main energy source for the majority of our cellular and muscular functions, including synthesis of DNA. In a 2009 study, topical application of Adenosine was found to have impressive results in wound healing.

Allantoin (Powerful Healer, Exfoliating, Moisturizer)
          This is a chemical compound found in the comfrey plant that has been shown to possess skin healing and sloughing properties. While it helps the skin to shed its outer epidermal layers it promotes healthy tissue formation and allows for the skin to readily absorb more moisture. It is used to treat wounds, burns, skin ulcers, eczema and any other skin abrasions.

Arbutin (Powerful Skin-Lightener)
          Extremely popular in Asia, this ingredient is a natural and effective skin lightener. It essentially blocks the skin’s production of melanin.
          Arbutin may not be used in as many US-made products as there are still questions regarding the safety of the ingredient. It is important to note that Arbutin is form of Hydroquinone—a skin-bleaching ingredient that has shown cancer-causing effects and has been banned in some countries. Arbutin, however, has been shown to be much less irritating than hydroquinone and has not yet demonstrated the same degree of harmful effects on the skin.

Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Moisturizer, Mild Skin-Lightener, Healer)
          This is a conditioning salt derived from the licorice plant that has been shown to restore skin suppleness. Studies suggest it may also help inhibit skin’s melanin production making it a mild lightening agent that can prevent against hyper-pigmentation. It also has been shown to help reduce redness and irritation of skin conditions like psoriasis, rosacea and acne.

Methylsilanol Hydroxyproline Aspartate (Wrinkle-Reducer)
          This amino acid is naturally found in collagen and elastin (the protein responsible for the elasticity of connective tissue fibers). It has also been shown to help prevent damaged tissue from losing its elasticity and texture. For this reason it is often used in stretch-mark creams.

Panthenol (Powerful Moisturizer, Healer, Acne-Fighter)
          A Vitamin B derivative, Panthenol is an effective moisturizer, anti-irritant and wound-healer, which is why it’s often used in sunburn treatment. Because it is deeply absorbed by the skin, it is also used in anti-bacterial acne treatment.

Sodium Hyaluronate (Powerful Moisturizer, Temporary Wrinkle-Reducer)
          Not to be confused with Hyaluronic acid (which is not absorbed by your skin topically), this common skin care ingredient is popular for its moisturizing abilities by hydrating the skin and also reducing water loss. It can hold more than 4000 times its weight in water. This usually results in a temporary plumping of the skin that can help to minimize the appearance of fine lines. Some skin care products may boast its ability to boost collagen production, but this is not backed by research.

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