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Active Ingredients in skin care cosmetics

ATP (Adenosin Triphosphate) - Found in all living beings. ATP is an energy collector and transformer which is involved in all energy consuming biological processes. It improves the skinís energy level and its moisture content and smoothes it.

AGR = Alpha Glucosyl Rutin - Belongs to the big family of flavonoids found in most plants. a-Glucosyl-Rutin has the ability to protect the vanguard cells of the skinís immune system from being damaged by environmental influences like U V-radiation.

AHA = Alpha Hydroxy Acids - Among the most important Alpha Hydroxy Acids are: Glycolic Acid - from cane sugar, Lactic Acid - from milk, Citric Acid - from citrus fruits, Tartaric Acid - from grapes, Malic Acid - from apples and Salicylic Acid - from the bark of willow trees. They help to exfoliate the comified layers of the skin. The skin is immediately smoother, fresher and softer. Pigmentation spots become lighter.

ALCOHOL - Disinfecting and firming

ALGAE-EXTRACT - Natural extract of algae. Thanks to its water-binding properties, it supports other moisturizing factors.
Smoothes the horny layer and makes it supple. Algae contain vital trace elements for the skin, such as
Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Copper, Silicon, that are decisive for the metabolic processes of the skin.

ALLANTOIN - Occurs in nature in plants like Horse Chestnut, Wheat Germs, Beetroot etc. Stimulates cell regeneration in stressed, affected skin. Improves rough and chapped skin. Has an antiphlogistic effect.

ALOE VERA - Extract of Aloe plant leaves. Soothes damaged, irritated skin. Highly moisturizing. Helps the regenerative process in damaged skin.

AMINO ACIDS - Important building material for peptides and proteins. Some have moisturizing properties, others are essential for the formation of keratin.

ANTI-AGEING COMPLEX AQUASPHERES - Vitamins E + F and unsaponifiables of Olive oil. Vitamin E fights free radicals. Vitamin F ensures the skinís protective barrier. Unsaponifiables of olive oil contains phytosterols that protect from moisture loss and are soothing and calming.

ASTRINGENT AGENTS AVOCADO OIL - Have firming and soothing properties.

AQUASPHERES - Tiny micro-particles of algae material that fix the active marine substances like Algae Extract and
Polysaccharides and release them to the skin depending on its condition and needs. Time Release
System.

AVOCADO OIL - Derived from avocado fruit. It is quickly absorbed and gives a soft silky skin feel without a fatty touch. It helps maintain the integrity and functioning of the lipid barrier. Barrier control factor P: (Sodium Beta-Sitosterol Sulfate) - Besides essential fatty acids and ceramides cholesterol sulfate is also important for the maintainance of the skinís lipid barrier as it makes lamellar membranes well organised and flexible. Barrier Control Factor P is derived from plant material. It mimics cholesterol sulfate and contributes to the maintenance and optimal functioning of the lipid barrier as well as of the cells surrounding it.

BEESWAX - Wax produced by bees. Protects and moisturizes

BETA-GLUCAN - Derived from oats this ingredient helps the skin to better cope with UV radiation induced stress. Film-forming and moisturizing. Reduces Transepidermal water-loss (=TEWL)

BIO-CYTOKINE - In general, cytokines are a group of various smaller peptides (= molecules built from amino acids. Big peptides are called proteins) that carry out many different information transmitting tasks between cells. Bio-cytokines are derived from milk. They improve cell communication in order for the skin to better fight back wrinkles.

BIODERMIN - Burdock Root Extract, Licorice Extract, Comfrey Extract. Anti-irritant and soothing.

BIOTIN - Biotin or Vitamin H is found in all living cells. As a vitamin of the B group Biotin plays important roles as a coenzyme. It is involved in the build-up and maintenance of the adhesive substances of the horny cells, the lipids of the skin as well as the synthesis of keratin. It has moisturizing and smoothing properties which are intensified by citric acid. It also improves brittle nails.

BISABOLOL - A chamomile ingredient. Anti-inflammatory and soothing. Antiphlogistic.

BOA - Butyl Octanoic Acid protects against bacteria responsible for skin impurities.

BORAGE OIL - Borage is a common seasoning herb with blue flowers. Its seeds provide an oil rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), mainly linolic acid and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). These are essential for the structure and flexibility of the cell membranes. As they also are important for the construction of the epidermal lipid barrier they help normalize Transepidermal water loss (TEWL).

BROADSPECTRUM FILTER - A new radiation protection complex which not only protects against UV-B rays which cause sunburn, but also against just as damaging UV-A rays which are mainly responsible for the early ageing of the skin

BURDOCK ROOT EXTRACT - Calming and smoothing

BUTCHERíS BROOM (Ruscus aculeatus, Mausedorn) - Extract from the roots of Butchers Broom. Astringent. Helps to seal and normalize capillaries.

CAMELLIA KISSI OIL - Derived from a camellia species this oil rich in unsaturated fatty acids which are important for the formation and maintenance of the lipid barrier provides a soft skin feel without being tacky or greasy.

CERAMIDES - Ceramides are skin lipids. They also exist in plants e.g. Beans, Flax Seeds, Sun flower seeds, Rice grains and Cowís milk. They are the most important lipids that form the epidermal barrier and stick the horny cells together like bricks are held together by mortar. Thus the skin gets its smooth, intact surface and is protected from water loss.

CERAMIDE-LIPID SYSTEM - Restores the skinís natural protective barrier, enhances its moisture retaining capacity and prevents it from dehydrating.

COCONUT OIL - Soft fat obtained from the fruits of the coconut palm. Composed mostly of short-chained Fatty Acids. These are used for the production of surfactants. Only the part with the longer chained fatty acids is used directly in cosmetic emulsions.

COENZYME QIO or UBIQUINONE - This substance is found in nearly all organisms where primarily it plays a vital role in the energy metabolism of cells. It is also a powerful antioxidant and radical scavenger and stabilizes cell membranes thus keeping cells intact, functional and alive

COENZYME R - Also found in all living cells. Coenzyme R is synthesized. In the cells it plays important roles in the build-up and maintenance of the adhesive substances of the horny cells, the lipids of the skin as well as in the synthesis of keratin.

COFFEINE - Coffeine, occurring in coffee beans, tea, cola nuts and cacao, increases micro-circulation and plays a role in the degradation of body fat

COMFREY EXTRACT - This shrub with its long taproot, pointed oval leafs and purple pipe-shaped flowers has been known as a healing herb to the greeks and romans already. The ingredients of the extract have a strong soothing and calming effect on the skin

CONTOURMIN - A complex based on Barley Extract and Escin which work together to increase micro-circulation and drainage
CORN FLOWER EXTRACT - Soothing and toning.

CORNSTARCH DERIVATE - Derived from cornstarch (zea mays) this ingredient has a mattifying effect as it is able to absorb fatty particles.

CRYSTAL LIPIDS - Are a mixture of lipids which mimics those of the lipid barber in the skin. The imitation goes as far as the lipids form tiny lamellar structures similar to the ones of the barrier. These pieces merge with the barriers lipid lamellae to replenish it and normalise water loss.

CUCUMBER EXTRACT - The extract from the well-known vegetable cucumber has soothing and softening properties as well as moisturizing ones.

CYCLODERMIN - This cyclodextrine is obtained biotechnologically from plant starch. Cyclodextrins are composed of several sugar molecules forming rings which are stacked one on top of the other. They have moisturizing properties and a firming and smoothing effect.

CYCLODEXTRIN - Cyclodextrins are composed of several sugar molecules forming rings which are stacked one on top of the other forming tiny tubes into which various substances can be fixed where they are protected from light and oxygen.

DHA (Dihydroxyaceton) - Self-tanning ingredient. This active agent chemically combines with certain proteins found in the uppermost skin layers resulting in a tan-like coloration. The coloration develops 3-4 hours after application and lasts several days. The tan acquired does not protect from the harmful rays of the sun.

ENZYME ACTIVATING SUBSTANCES - Enzyme Activating Substances (coenzymes) are vital components of the metabolism. They stimulate the skinís enzymes and activate itís vital processes. JUVENA specifically uses coenzymes such as ATP (Adenosintriphosphate) and Biotin (Vitamin H, Coenzyme R)

ERYTHRU LOSE
Erythulose is a specific sugar which is obtained by bio-transformation from a sugar alcohol derived from algae or lichen. It reacts with substances of the epidermis leading to various brown polymers. These combine with proteins of the horny layer and can therefore not be washed off. It provides an even and uniform tan but this does not provide UV protection.

ESCIN - This ingredient is extracted from horse chestnuts and is known for its drainage properties.

ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS - Essential Fatty Acids are (Poly)unsaturated Fatty Acids which the body cannot produce itself, so they must be provided. The most important among them are linoleic acid and linolenic acid. They enhance the protective barber functions, help reduce moisture loss, and secure the skinís water-retaining capacity.

EYEBRIGHT EXTRACT - Anti-inflammatory and soothing.

F, VITAMIN - see Vitamin F

FATTY ACIDS - Fatty acids are carbonic acids with mostly straight and even-numberd carbon chains of various lenght. Depending on the length of the chains and the number of double bonds, their properties change considerably: While short-chained fatty acids are liquid and strong smelling like acetic acid, long-chained ones are solid and odourless, like coconut fat. Unsaturated fatty acids, those having one or more double bonds, are liquid also with long carbon chains (oleic acid, linoleic acid). The long-chained ones are part of plant and animal oils and fats.

FILLING SPHERES - This tiny microparticles built from high molecular biopolymeres of plant origin are able to find their way into the cracks and w~nkles on the skin surface where they capture water and swell to several times their initial volume: The uneven, rough skin surface is levelled out, the skin looks smoother and stays optimally moistened.

GALACTOARABIAN - This plant-derived polysaccharide forms a fine film on the skin thus helping to protect it from drying out and providing a pleasant skin feel.

GENTIAN EXTRACT - Astringent, stimulates circulation.

GINSENG EXTRACT - Strengthens the skin, revitalizes.

GRAPE EXTRACT (Part of Whitening complex) - The grapes of vine provide an extract that contains various sugars as well as tartaric acid, a fruit acid. It synergistically supports the action of the other components of the whitening complex.

GRAPE SEED OIL - 
This golden yellow to greenish plant oil is derived from grape seeds and is also used in the kitchen. It has a high content in essential fatty acids and phytosteroles.

HAMAMELIS EXTRACT - Witch hazel forms a shrub similar to hazelnut with smooth leaves and odorant yellow flowers. The extract has ast~ngent and soothing properties and is mildly anti-inflammatory.

HAWKWEED EXTRACT - Small plant with yellow flowers. Is slightly astringent and anti-inflammatory.


HIBISCUS ESCULENTUS SEED EXTRACT - The seeds of okra, a variety of hibiscus with yellow flowers, native in the tropics, contain mainly proteins and vitamins. The composition of the proteins is similar to that of milk proteins. They have an immediate tensing effect which turns into a firming effect with continuous use.

HIBISCUS FLOWER ACIDS - The chalices of this subtropic flower contain a mixture of various hydroxyacids and polysaccharides. Their mild action improves the skinís structure and moisturization, makes it look more even.

HONEY EXTRACT - Moisture-balancing extract derived from Honey consisting of Minerals, Amino Acids and Oligosaccharides. Makes skin velvety soft and supple.

HUANGQIN ROOT - See Skullcap

HYDROPHILIC POLYMER - Glycerin-acrylic acid polymer. Film-forming. It releases stored water very slowly. Outstanding skin moisturization.

IVE TRANSPARENT PIGMENTS - Novel microfine structures refract and scatter light and colour of the skin. Diminish optically fine lines and wrinkles.

JOJOBA OIL - Derived from Jo~oba fruits. Highly conditioning, softening.

KAOLIN - Natural clay. Originally found in the Chinese Kacling Hills. Absorbs excess skin lipids.

LACTIC ACID - Accelerates the skins exfoliation process. Moisturizes.

LECITHIN-COMPLEX - This mixture of Lecithin, Phospholipid and other plant lipids is able to form lamellar structures similar to the ones between the cells of the horny layer. Protects against dryness and provides good skin feeling.

LICORICE EXTRACT - Extracted according to a special procedure from liquorice or sweetwort it contains mainly isoflavonoids, flavonoids and phytosterols. Isoflavonoids have an inhibitory effect on the synthesis of melanin, the dyestuW of pigmentation and tan.

LIPID CONTROL FACTOR - Complex consisting of Yeast, Allantoin and Vitamins: Normalises the secretion of sebaceous glands. Has astringent and mattifying effect, is soothing and calming.

LIPOCER - Lipids derived from wheat grains: Is good for small cuts.

LIPOSOMES - Spherical particles that consist of a bi-layer membrane and are filled with water or a watery solution. Liposomes can be filled with water-soluble components and only a limited amount of oil-soluble components.

LIPOSOMES with ALGAE - Algae Extract is incorporated in to Liposomes. They have an outstanding penetration potential and hydrate the epidermis on all levels intensively for a long time.

LIPOSOMES with CARNITIN and COFFEIN - Carnitine and Caffeine, the anti-cellulite agents, have been incorporated into Liposomes. Carnitine increases the metabolic rate and favors energy production by burning the bodyís fat reserves. Caffeine dilates blood vessels, It also plays a role in the decomposition of fats.

LPF (Light Protection Filter) - Protect the skin from damaging UV rays. SUNSATION products contain a special combination of selected chemical light protection substances to achieve maximum protection while guaranteeing gentleness to the skin.

LUPIN OIL - The oil extracted from the seeds of white lupin, a herbaceous shrub which has been cultivated for thousends of years, is rich in essential fatty acids, f3-Carotene and vitamin E as well as other secondary plant ingredients. It has antioxidative properties and therefore protects against free radicals.

LYSIN ASPARTAT - Obtained by fermentation from plant material, this combination of two amino acids which play an important role in the energy balance and the metabolism act against loose, pale skin. Its energy level is increased and microcirculation is stimulated. The skin looks fresh and rosy again, feels good and can once again cope with every day's strain.

MACADAMIA OIL - Derived from Macadamia Nuts. Supports the skinís barrier function.
MALIC ACID - Skin-identical alpha-Hydroxy Acid. Works like a chemical peeling. Increases the cellular energy, skin appearance gets improved, looks fresher, more vital. Reduces depth of wrinkles.

MALLOW EXTRACT - Relieves and soothes skin irritations.

MARINE COLLAGEN - Collagen from the sea. It forms a thin film that protects the skin from dehydration.

MATE EXTRACT - The leaves of the south American ilex tree yield this extract that contains besides coffein an essential oil and vitamins. It has stimulating properties. In many south American countries the leaves are used as ďParaguay teaĒ a much favored beverage.

MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL (Limnanthes Alba, Sumpfblume) - Very stable oil from the seeds of an american meadow plant. It provides a soft, non-fatty skin feel.

MENTHOL - Derived from mint oil: Cooling, soothes itching, slightly disinfectant. Stimulates micro -circulation.

MENTHOL DERIVATIVE - Derivative of Menthol. Cooling agent.

MICA PIGMENTS - White pigment with pearly appearance.

MICROFINE PIGMENTS - Very finely ground pigments providing smooth skin feeling.

MICROSPONGES WITH HONEY EXTRACT - These ~microsponges~ are tiny ovale particles made of a solid but porous polyamide. Honey extract is
stored in their fine network of hollow tunnels. Little by little the particles release their content, Honey
Extract. This moisture-balancing extract derived from Honey consists of Minerals, Amino Acids and
Oligosaccharides. It makes skin velvety soft and supple.

MICRO PROTEINS - Self-regeneration of tissues is maintained by peptides. These peptides are fragments of proteins like collagen. Such a fragment is mimiked by this Microprotein. In vitro it is able to stimulate cells to increase their production of collagen as well as glycosaminoglycan, another part of the extracellular matrix. On the skin it reduces the depth of wrinkles.

MILD DEODORIZING INGRDIENTS - Long lasting protection against sweat. High skin compatibility.

MINT EXTRACT - Peppermint is a variety of the perennial creeping plant family of mints. It shows small blue-violet flowers and scented leaves which yield the essential oil. This has slightly antispasmodic properties and acts as an antiseptic. Moreover it provides a cooling sensation that soothes itchiness.

MULBERRY EXTRACT (Part of WHITENING COMPLEX) - This tree with sawed leafs grows up to 15 m. These leafs are the main nourishing of the silk worm. The fruits of the black mulberry look like blackberries and are edible. The extract of the bark and root contains substances that hinder the formation of melanin.

MUSHROOM EXTRACT - Has drainage properties

NANOBODIESINANOSPHERES - Micro-fine pearls filled with conditioning oils and Vitamin A or E. They are well taken up by the skin and they create a deposit which continuously releases its contents. Improve the elasticity, smoothness and firmness of the skin.

NICOTINIC ACID NIACINAMIDE - Belongs to the Vitamin B complex. Stimulates the micro-circulation and is important for metabolism and functioning of the skin.

NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor) - Contains the building material which is responsible for the moisture balance of healthy skin. The skin regains its natural ability to absorb moisture and to retain it, thus lending it elasticity and suppleness.

OLIVE OIL EXTRACT (unsaponifiables) - Natural oils are able to form soaps when treated with alkali. This process yields a residue - the so-called unsaponifiables - containing a variety of valuable, fat-like substances. The unsaponifiable part of olive oil is composed of squalene, phytosterols, tocopherols (Vitamin E) and carotenes (a-Carotene, the precursor of vitamin A). It improves the regenerating processes of the skin, is very skin friendly and has a calming effect.

PANSY EXTRACT - Extract from pansies. Treating, soothing.
PANTHENOL - Provitamin of a Vitamin of the B complex. Stimulates epithelisation. Improves moisture retention capacity, anti-irritant, antiphlogistic. Smoothes and prevents inflammations.

PEARL-PROTEIN-COMPLEX - consists of Pearlproteins, Juvitacell and Panthenol:
Pearlproteins are obtained from pearls. Pearls are the result of an irritation of the inner surface of the pearl shell Pinctada fucata martensii by a small particle. The pearl secrets substances which wrap the irritant thus making it more acceptable by the shell. The main component of this cover is calcium carbonate, a mineral. But what keeps the cover together is a protein whose amino acid composition is rather similar to the one of the NMF of the skin which decreases with age. Pearlproteins replenish the pool of amino acids. They help to maintain the activity of skin cells as well as to stabilise the hydrolipidic film of the skin. Juvitacell is a biological active agent derived from yeast by fermentation. It has a stimulating and activating effect on cell metabolism as it increases the production of ATP, the most important energy source of the cells. The cellís vitality is improved.

Panthenol is the biological precursor of panthotenic acid, a vitamin belonging to the vitamin B-groupe and involved in cellular metabolism. Panthenol is capable to improve the water-retaining capacity of the skin and it has calming and soothing properties.

PEA EXTRACT - This protein containing Pea Extract improves skin tension, has film-forming, moisturizing, firming.

MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL (Limnanthes Alba, Sumpfblume) - Very stable oil from the seeds of an american meadow plant. It provides a soft, non-fatty skin feel.

MENTHOL - Derived from mint oil: Cooling, soothes itching, slightly disinfectant. Stimulates micro -circulation.

MENTHOL DERIVATIVE - Derivative of Menthol. Cooling agent.

MICA PIGMENTS - White pigment with pearly appearance.

MICROFINE PIGMENTS - Very finely ground pigments providing smooth skin feeling.

MICROSPONGES WITH HONEY EXTRACT - These ďmicrosponges~ are tiny ovale particles made of a solid but porous polyamide. Honey extract is
stored in their fine network of hollow tunnels. Little by little the particles release their content, Honey
Extract. This moisture-balancing extract derived from Honey consists of Minerals, Amino Acids and
Oligosaccharides. It makes skin velvety soft and supple.

MICRO PROTEINS - Self-regeneration of tissues is maintained by peptides. These peptides are fragments of proteins like collagen. Such a fragment is mimiked by this Microprotein. In vitro it is able to stimulate cells to increase their production of collagen as well as glycosaminoglycan, another part of the extracellular matrix. On the skin it reduces the depth of wrinkles.

MILD DEODORIZING INGRDIENTS - Long lasting protection against sweat. High skin compatibility.

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MULBERRY EXTRACT (Part of WHITENING COMPLEX) - This tree with sawed leafs grows up to 15 m. These leafs are the main nourishing of the silk worm. The fruits of the black mulberry look like blackberries and are edible. The extract of the bark and root contains substances that hinder the formation of melanin.

MUSHROOM EXTRACT - Has drainage properties

PEARLY PIGMENTS - Specially designed pigments that impart a soft peod-like shimmer.

PEELING GRANULES - Synthetic granules. Micro-fine granules of even, round shape. Intensively and gently cleanse the skin. Remove cornified cells and prepare the skin for subsequent skin care products.

PHYTOCERAMIDE PHYTOSAN - See CERAMIDES. Plant-derived ceramides.

PHYTOSTEROLS - Are a group of plant ingredients. They are derived from the unsaponifiable parts of fats and oils of various plants and provide protection against the skinís water loss and increase skin surface lipids. They also have soothing and smoothing properties.

PINEAPPLE ENZYME - BROMELAIN, derived from Pineapple. Has outstanding softening properties.

POLYMER PIGMENTS - These are white pigment-like polyamide particles. Polymer pigments serve to achieve good, matte coverage in Make-up/Foundation. Moreover, they allow the normal physiological exchange of air and humidity between the skin and the environment. In powders and lipsticks they improve adherence.

POLYMERS WITH HYALURONIC ACID AND VITAMIN E - Polymer micro-particles: Supply the skin with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E over a long period of time.

POLYSACCHARIDES - Biopolymer of marine origin. Forms a water-binding film on the skin. Protects against water loss.

PROLACTIS - Proteins derived from milk are so-called signal and control molecules. They vitalise the skin and help it to regain its balance. In addition they reduce the synthesis of melanins thus helping the skin to get a more even appearance.

PROPANTRIOL - Intensively moisturizing. Very skin compatible.

PROLINE - This Amino Acid is an excellent moisturizer (see amino acid).

PURCELLIN OIL - Contains lipids similar to those of the plumage fat of water birds. Purcellin oil has excellent spreading and film forming properties and prevents the skin from dehydrating. It creates a surface film that is permeable to the skinís continual, natural moisture exchange.

PEPPERMIT OIL - Cools and soothes itchiness

PYRIDOXIN - Vitamin 26. Anti-inflammatory

REPAIR COMPLEX - Contains natural biostimulators that are vital to the skinís natural revitalization potential, stimulate cellular oxygen exchange and protect the skin against negative influences. Repair Complex is highly moisturizing because of its vegetable polysaccharides.
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SACCARIDES - Components of NMF, moisture-providing sugars

SALICYLIC ACID - Found in Willow Bark, but usually synthesized. Has anti-inflammatory and antbacterial properties.

SILKPROTEIN - Proteins derived from silk. Provide a protective film.

SKULLCAP or HUANGQUIN ROOT EXTRACT (Part of WHITENING COMPLEX) - Baikal Skullcap is a perennial herb that grows to about 60 cm from a long and strong big taproot. It is endemic in east Asia where it has been used for centuries. In cosmetics it is used for its astringent, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial as well as its antioxidant properties.

SUBTILISIN - Subtilisin is an enzyme that ~works~ on proteins. In the epidermis these so-called proteases are responsible for initiating desquamation by loosening the connections between the horny cells. The amino acids released in this process contribute to the continuous rebuilding of the NMF.
In the aquous environment of an emulsion enzymes very quickly lose their activity. Thanks to the sophisticated container it is possible to keep this enzyme silent until it reaches the skin. Here, comming into contact with the water of the outer phase and the skin, it is activated and throws itself into work: The nearest proteins the dead horny cells are dissolved. The effect is similar to the one of alpha≠hydroxy acids but the advantage of the enzyme is that it is effective in much lower concentrations and at a much skin friendlier pH-value. Furthermore, it cannot penetrate the skin as it is much to big for that. Thus it really loosens only the unwanted superficial horny flakes, showing a finer smoother and better moisturised skin with a radiant complexion.

SHEA BUTTER - Soft Fat derived from the fruits of the Shea Tree. Has a smoothing effect and protects the skin against negative environmental factors.

SLIMMIGENģ - SLIMMIGEN is a complex composed of Barley Extract, Mushroom Extract, and Coffeine. Increases the micro-circulation and supports the reduction of fatty tissue. Has drainage properties.

SOYBEAN OIL - Extracted from soy beans. Contains essential fatty acids. Has a treating and moisturizing effect.

SOYA PROTEINS - Proteins are basic substances for live. They are essential for the metabolism as well as for the structure and shape of a living being. Their main functions are as enzymes, structure proteins (Keratin; Collagen, Elastin) and transport proteins. Among the plants containing higher amounts of proteins are Wheat Germs, Soy Beans and Peas. The Proteins derived from Soy have a tightening effect on skin and form a fine film that gives it a satiny finish

SPF (Sun Protection Factor) - Indicates the level of protection.

SQUALAN E - Skin-related lipid of marine origin with excellent skin feel.

TANNING ACCELERATOR - The tanning accelerator supplies the skin with additional tyrosine, enabling it to continously produce melanin: tanning is intensive, faster and lasts longer.

TENSIDES - Surface active substances that are used as mild cleansing agents

TITANUM DIOXIDE - Titanium Dioxide is a white mineral that is used for various effects in cosmetics. As a white pigment it is used in colored products as well as in skin care products. A variety that is extremely finely ground and coated with a protective layer acts as invisible light reflector and is used as a sunscreen.

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE - This combination of vitamin E and nicotinic acid (a vitamin of the B group) increases local microcirculation in the skin and provides a feeling of warmth.


VEGETABLE PROTEINS - Extract from peas = PEA EXTRACT. This protein containing Pea Extract improves skin tension, has film forming, moisturizing, firming and smoothing properties.

ViTAMIN A PURE (RETINOL) - Also called the anti-wrinkle vitamin. Due to its instability Vitamin A is present in nature as R-Carotene, its precusor, in which form it is taken up with food and transformed by the body into retinol. Vitamin A is responsible for the normal texture and functioning of tissues and skin. Vitamin A has the following properties: It activates the natural regeneration of dermal tissue and improves its elasticity. It counteracts excessive cornification of the skin. Delays formation of premature wrinkles. Pure Retinol is the original form of Vitamin A which the body can use directly

VITAMIN A DERIVATE VITAMIN A PALMITATE - In general a vitamin derivative (Retinylpalmitate) is used in skin care products because it is considerably more stable than being usable its free form. The derivative has to be converted into Retinol by the body prior to its use.

VITAMIN B6 (Pyridoxine) - Anti-inflammatory

VITAMIN C PURE - Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) is found in most higher animals and its plants in different amounts. It is synthesized in its pure form but as it is very unstable it has to be protected from water, light, air and heat. Supports the action of vitamin E by regenerating and reactivating it as a radical scavenger. Has itself scavenging properties and is involved in the formation of collagen.

VITAMIN C IN ALPHASPHERES - Micro-capsules containing a Vitamin C-Derivative to ensure its stability. Antioxidant.

VITAMIN C-DERIVATIVE - Stable Vitamin C derivative. Supports the action of Vitamin E. It regenerates the used Vitamin E and reactivates it as a radical scavenger

VITAMIN COMPLEX - Vitamin E 3,3%Nitamin C/Vitamin A. Complex of Vitamin C and Nanopheres with Vitamin A and E. Vitamin A reactivates cell regeneration, Vitamin E protects against free radicals. Vitamin C regenerates the used Vitamin E.

ViTAMIN E - Binds free radicals and prevents their destructive action in lipids, cells and cell membranes. Vitamin E promotes the biological stability of the cells and smoothes and strengthens the skin. Has also moisturizing properties.

VITAMIN F - See ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS

VITAMIN F is the former name for Essential fatty Acids.

VITAMIN H - Biotin. Belongs to the group of B-Vitamins. Acts as coenzyme. Plays an important role in the biosynthesis and maintenance of skin lipids. Has a positive effect on aging skin and brittle nails.

VITAMIN H WITH SALT OF CITRIC ACID - Vitamin H and citric acid salt function as co-workers in the biosynthesis of skin lipids thus playing an essential role in the building and maintenance of the skinís lipid barber. This combination improves skin smoothness as well as moisturization.

WATER LILY ROOT EXTRACT - Water Lily is a plant that grows in the water of ponds. Its big leaves are spread on the surface of the water while its flowers seem to float over them. Since times gone by water lilies are regarded as symbols of freshness, purity, beauty and tranquility. Calming effects are attributed to the extract.

W/OIW Emulsion Water.in-OiI-in.Water emulsions - are known theoretically for a long time but it was not possible to get stable ones. Advanced technology and knowledge made it now possible to produce a water-in-oil-in-water emulsion that is truly stable for the whole lifetime of a cosmetic product. It combines the benefits of 0/W- and W/0-Emulsions in a unique manner:
∑ It is light and easily spreadable like as 0/W emulsion.
∑ Plus it provides a protective film the same way as a W/0 emulsion. This film works all day long to minimize moisture loss and give intensive moisturization.
∑ It acts like a time release system to hydrate the skin during the whole day.
It enables the skin to retain moisture more efficiently while at the same time it conditions it and gives it a supple and soft feeling.

WHEAT PROTEINS - This biopolymer obtained from the endosperm of wheat germs has properties similar to collagen. It forms an adhesive network on the skin surface into which water and lipids are incorporated and slowly released. This plant protein increases the moisture content of the skin, makes it smooth and soft and provides an comfortable skin feel.

WHITENING COMPLEX - To prevent the formation of melanin, the enzyme that induces melanin synthesis has to be inhibited.
Such Substances that to this are brought together in this complex to work synergistically. They are
compounds found e.g. in the extracts of Mulberry (Morus nigra), Grapes (Vitis vinifera) and Baikal
Skullcap (Scutella baicalensis, Helmetfiower).

WILD MANGO BUTTER - This butter-like white paste is obtained from a tree that grows in the African tropics. Its edible fruits known as Dika nuts look like small mangos and are therefore also called wild mangos. The film formed on the skin by dika butter retains moisture and restores the skins softness and suppleness

WITCH HAZEL EXTRACT (Hamamelis) - Witch hazel forms a shrub similar to hazelnut with smooth leaves and odorant yellow flowers. The extract has astringent and soothing properties and is mildly anti-inflammatory

Yeast Extract - Yeasts are a big group of very different fungi. Well known are those used for the production of food (bread) and beverages (beer). Yeast are composed of many valuable substances like proteins, peptides and amino acids, storage compounds, enzymes and polysaccharides as well as Vitamins of the B group. The Yeast extract used here has a stimulating and activating effect on cell metabolism by means of an increased production of ATP, the most important energy source of the cells. The cellís vitality is improved.

 


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