May 4, 03:10 PM
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.
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.
This soluble derivative of Vitamin B3 suppresses melanin from reaching the surface of the skin, resulting in prevention of age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation. According to the British Journal of Dermatology in 2000 Niacinamide has been shown to increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in the skin, preventing water loss and stimulating circulation.
The potential anti-aging effects of Niacinamide are promising but comes with some risk. Russian and Japan studies in the late 1980s and early 1990s found Niacinamide to be carcinogenic, neurotoxic—causing genetic mutations in mice.
Tocopheryl Acetate (Protector)
A naturally occurring form of Vitamin E that provides powerful protection against the sun’s oxidative damaging effects.
Tocopheryl acetate is considered a moderate hazard by the Cosmetics database. It should be noted that CIR has found strong evidence that it is a human skin toxicant and in vitro tests on mammalian cells showed positive mutation results linking it to cancer.