May 4, 08:13 AM
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.
Bisabolol (Powerful Exfoliating, Healer)
This essential oil extracted from the chamomile flower works as an effective conditioner in reducing flaking and restoring suppleness to the skin. For hundreds of years Bisabolol has been used traditionally for its anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
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.
Found in shark’s liver and many vegetable oils, squalane is an antioxidant found in our sebum. The amount of squalane we produce peaks in our early 20s and rapidly declines as we age. It has been used to prevent UV damage and age spots.