Ingredient Glossary

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Amla (Indian Gooseberry): Amla has naturally high concentrations of vitamin C, minerals, and amino acids. It's known to contain about 20X MORE VITAMIN C than oranges. Considered as an Ayurvedic elixir for the skin, amla has long been used in Ayurveda for various beauty treatments. Its potent antibacterial properties provide a healthy glow to the skin while preventing acne and signs of aging. In addition, a study has shown that it aids in the control of collagen metabolism and works effectively in cosmetic applications.
Apricot Kernel Oil: A therapeutic ingredient that percolates deep into the skin and promotes radiance, apricot kernel oil is known for nourishing and revitalizing & brightening the skin to delay signs of aging effectively. The oil's natural linoleic acid (omega 6) strengthens the skin, and oleic acid enhances the skin’s elasticity. Moreover, a 2014 study found impressive anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of apricot kernel oil.
AQUAXYL™: Made up of complex natural sugars, AQUAXYL™ helps stimulate ceramides synthesis to reinforce the barrier function and provides moisturization by retaining water within the skin, and homogenizes skin moisturization by enhancing water circulation. It has anti-aging and skin brightening properties.


Beta-Caryophyllene: Beta-caryophyllene is a powerful terpene with antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. This common compound is found in plants that have distinct flavors and aromas. It is also a skin-whitening agent and reduces aging signs. A 2019 study found that it could help improve wound healing.
Bitter Melon: Bitter melon, also known as bitter gourd, karela, and balsam pear, is a fruit known for its potential health benefits, particularly in the treatment of diabetes. A study has shown that bitter melon can help lower blood sugar levels, making it a useful ingredient in managing diabetes. It may also help to improve insulin resistance, which is a key factor in the development and progression of diabetes. Moreover, bitter melon is also a nutrient-rich fruit that contains bioactive chemicals, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These nutrients may help support overall health and may benefit a wide range of health conditions. It is often used in healthcare products due to its potential health benefits and is considered a valuable ingredient in traditional medicine systems.
Black Pepper Oil: Black pepper essential oil (BPEO) has been shown to have a range of biological effects on human skin cells, particularly in cells that have been stimulated by cytokines. One study found that BPEO had the ability to modulate various biological processes related to tissue remodeling, wound healing, and metabolism, suggesting that it may have potential therapeutic value in these areas. Another study looked at piperine's nociceptive, anti-inflammatory, and antiarthritic effects, which is a major active component of black pepper extract. The findings of this study suggest that piperine has the potential as a dietary supplement or therapeutic drug for the treatment of inflammation, pain, and arthritis.
Brahmi Oil: Brahmi oil, an oil from the Indian Ayurvedic tradition, is known for its potential health benefits, particularly in relation to focus and the mind. According to research, Brahmi oil may help nourish the scalp and strengthen hair from the root, leading to thick, glossy hair and reduced hair loss. Brahmi oil is often used as an ingredient in hair care products due to its potential benefits for the hair and scalp. In addition to its effects on the hair, Brahmi oil has calming and cooling properties that may help revive nerve and brain cells and support overall brain function. As one of the ancient herbs, Brahmi oil is highly valued for its potential health benefits and is often used in traditional medicine systems. When ingested, Brahmi is one of the ingredients that is known for showing some results in improved memory and cognitive functions. It can be used to aid people with Alzheimer's disease, memory improvement, anxiety, ADHD, allergic illnesses, irritable bowel syndrome, and as a general stress tonic. Its proteins act as potent antioxidants, protecting the body from oxidative stress, often known as cell damage caused by free radicals.


Copaiba Oil: Copaiba contains large amounts of beta-caryophyllene (a major constituent of the oil). It is known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It also helps fight acne breakouts and reduces blemishes to make your skin glow and fight effect of aging. A 2018 study shed light on the effective use of this emollient and anti-inflammatory agent in acne treatment.
Copper Tripeptides (GHK-Cu): A study found that applying GHK-Cu cream twice daily for 12 weeks resulted in improved skin density, thickness, and laxity, as well as reduced fine lines, wrinkles, and mottled pigmentation. The cream also improved skin clarity, firmness, and appearance and stimulated the proliferation of keratinocytes in the dermal layer of the skin. These effects may make GHK-Cu cream a useful tool in managing various skin concerns and promoting healthy, youthful-looking skin.
CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10): CoQ10 is a vitamin-like compound that is naturally present in the body. It works as a natural antioxidant and protects cells from damage. Besides other health benefits, it helps in the natural repair and regeneration of skin and reduces sun damage. Most importantly, it delays aging and reduces wrinkles. The levels of natural Coenzyme Q10 in the skin start to decline as we age, and a study has shown that topical treatment with it increases Coenzyme Q19 and improves skin’s health and gives it a smoother, brighter look.
Cucumber Seed: Cucumber delivers inflammation-fighting vitamin C, and the cooling action provides a soothing effect when applied to the skin. It also contains vitamin B and K and antioxidants and helps with dark circles, puffy eyes, and acne. It promotes a healthy, smoother skin and delays signs of aging. In addition, a study highlighted the use of cucumber to reduce swelling and skin irritations.


Dihydroxyacetone (DHA): Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and erythrulose are both commonly used ingredients in sunless tanning products. DHA is a carbohydrate that reacts with the amino acids in the outer layer of the skin to create a dazzling brownish color. It works by reacting with the proteins in the outer layer of the skin, called the stratum corneum, to produce a pigment called melanoidins. These melanoidins are responsible for the brown color that is associated with a tan. Several studies have been conducted to investigate the safety and effectiveness of DHA in sunless tanning products. A review of these studies found that DHA is generally considered to be safe when used as directed.


Elderberry Extract: Elderberry extract is a natural ingredient derived from the elderberry plant and has been traditionally used to support immune health, particularly during the winter months. According to a study, elderberry extract contains a range of beneficial compounds, including vitamin C, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. These compounds may help to support overall health and may have particular benefits for immune function. Supplements containing elderberry extract are often used to help individuals recover faster when they are sick.
Erythrulose: Erythrulose is a carbohydrate structurally similar to DHA and produces a tanning effect when applied to the skin. One of the benefits of using erythrulose in sunless tanning products is that it produces a more natural-looking and longer-lasting tan than others. According to a study, when DHA and erythrulose are combined, they work together to produce a more natural-looking tan. The combination of these two ingredients results in a slower and more gradual tanning process, which can help to reduce the risk of streaking and uneven color. Additionally, using erythrulose can help extend the life of the tan produced by DHA.


Fenugreek: Fenugreek is a plant native to Western Asia and Europe known for its potential health benefits, particularly in managing blood sugar. According to a study, fenugreek contains additional fiber and compounds that may inhibit the digestion and absorption of sugars and carbohydrates in the body. These properties may make it a useful ingredient in healthcare products designed to support blood sugar management.


Ginger Root Extract: Ginger root and skincare go hand in hand because the extract contains potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps soothe the skin, reduces redness and promotes an even, brighter skin tone by fighting skin-damaging free radicals. A 2007 study found its anti-inflammatory effect, and a 2012 study found the impressive anti-aging effect of this medicinal plant.
Grapeseed Oil: According to historical resources, grapeseed oil has been used in ancient medicinal practices for over 6000 years. It is rich in vitamin E, linoleic acid, and phenolic compounds, which help fight signs of skin aging. High amounts of omega chain fatty acids prevents acne breakout, makes skin soft and bright, and evens out skin tone. A 2017 study found its excellent anti-inflammatory effects on the skin.
Gymnema Sylvestre: Gymnema is a plant known for its potential health benefits, particularly in the management of blood sugar. It is sometimes referred to as the "sugar destroyer" due to its ability to reduce blood sugar levels. A study found that this effect may be attributed to its role in insulin secretion and cell regeneration, as higher insulin levels can help to eliminate sugar from the blood more quickly. The inclusion of gymnema in healthcare products is often intended to support individuals in managing diabetes and related inflammation.


Hemp Seed Oil: Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, Ayurvedic healers have used hemp seed oil for thousands of years. It is an emollient oil and highly effective for dry skin due to its excellent moisturizing properties. It also has powerful skin-brightening and restorative properties that increase skin’s elasticity and delays signs of aging. A 2018 study highlighted its effectiveness in treating acne-induced inflammation.
Honeyquat (Honey Extract or Quaternized Honey): Honeyquat has excellent moisture binding capabilities. It is a natural anti-inflammatory agent, and its frequent use helps protect the skin from sun damage, replenish the moisture, and make it soft and bright. A 2016 study found the use of honey for a number of skin disorders and slow down signs of aging.
Hyaluronic Acid: Naturally found in the body's neural, connective, and epithelial tissues, hyaluronic Acid plays an important role in cell renewal. In addition, it has anti-aging, hydration, wound healing, and skin-brightening properties. A 2018 Study found that hyaluronic acid has the potential to become promising rejuvenating biomedicine.


Jojoba Oil: A natural emollient, jojoba oil is ideal for dry skin as it provides an effective barrier against environmental elements and seals in moisture. It is rich in vitamins A and E and effectively fights against acne, wrinkles, and signs of aging. In addition, it purifies the skin from excess sebum and provides excellent balance & brightness to the skin.


Keratin: Keratin is a specific protein found in various parts of the body, including the hair, skin, nails, and internal organs. Study has shown that it plays a crucial role in the maintenance and restoration of hair, and is often used as an ingredient in hair care products due to its smoothing properties. When applied to the hair, keratin can help to make it more lustrous and manageable while reducing frizz and improving the overall appearance of the hair. The natural protein keratin is well-liked as a hair care ingredient due to its ability to improve the health and appearance of the hair.
Kokum Butter: Owing to the impressive anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and intensely moisturizing properties, kokum butter is an excellent anti-aging and skin whitening remedy for treating dry skin, dead skin cells, and stretch marks. In addition, a 2009 study found that it reduces the degeneration of skin cells and restores skin elasticity.


LUMIPOD™: LUMIPOD™ is a plant-based active ingredient that promotes tanning and helps create a "sun-kissed" appearance. It is made from leucine-based AMINOVECTOR™ derived from Oenothera biennis seeds and has been approved by COSMOS. Clinical testing has shown that LUMIPOD™ is twice as effective as acetyl tyrosine at increasing melanin synthesis and melanosome transfer, resulting in a long-lasting boost to the tan. LUMIPOD™ can be used to achieve a natural tan at any time of year, prepare for sunny days, or extend a summer tan.


Maracuja (Passionfruit Seed) Oil: Considered an excellent emollient, Maracuja oil is rich in vitamin C and antioxidant lycopene (carotenoid), which help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. A study has shown that piceatannol-rich passion fruit seed extract helps promote collagen production in women with dry skin for benefits such as even skin tone, brighter skin, and less visible wrinkles. In addition, its anti-inflammatory properties prevent acne breakout and promote skin regeneration.
Microalgae Extract: Microalgae are rich in vitamins, unsaturated fatty acids, carotenoids, and other antioxidants, making them ideal for use in cosmetics. Considered as sources of anti-aging skin repair, microalgae also help brighten complexion. Furthermore, given that there is an abundance of sulfated polysaccharides (SPs) in the cell walls of microalgae, it has various health-benefiting properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticoagulant activities.
Milk Proteins: Milk protein rejuvenates dry skin by providing intense hydration. It has anti-aging effect and is effective in skin brightening, scar healing, strengthening of skin as well. A 2021 study found that milk protein is rich in β-lactoglobulin, α-lactalbumin, casein, immunoglobulins, and other growth factors and has impressive antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.
Moringa Oil: Moringa oleifera is also called a "Miracle Tree" because of its precious medicinal value. The nutrient-rich moringa works in many ways to maintain healthy skin. It is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, which help promote skin-repairing from damage caused by pollution. Along with fighting dark spots and acne, it also has an anti-aging and skin brightening effect. A study has shown that moringa leaf extract revitalizes the skin and enhances appearance.


Neem Leaves: A multi-tasking Ayurvedic ingredient, Neem is used to detoxify and cleanse the skin, relieve itching, soothe rashes, and promote healing. As a versatile ingredient, it is considered ideal for all Doshas. Neem oil is rich in omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. It repairs skin cells and keep it bright, healthy, and wrinkle-free. In addition, Neem oil can purify and rejuvenate the skin and prevent signs of aging.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): A form of vitamin B3, Niacinamide, is an essential nutrient that helps build protein in the skin and prevents environmental damage by locking moisture. A 2010 study found that it has many benefits ranging from enhancing epidermal barrier function and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation.


Pearl Extract: A natural powerhouse of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and iron, pearl extract contributes towards skin softening, improved & brighter skin tone, and skin regeneration. The antioxidant characteristics of pearl extract delay aging, and signal proteins alleviates acne. A 2021 study found its uses in the treatment of skin conditions. Another study highlighted the effectiveness of pearl extract in skin lightening as it possesses endothelin-antagonizing compounds.
Pentavitin™: Pentavitin is a 100% natural plant extract, from Saccharide Isomerate, that provides powerful skin protection against sensitivity and skin hydration. As a result, it delays signs of aging and gives the skin a healthier, smoother, and brighter look without tightness and flakiness.


Quercetin Dihydrate: Quercetin is a naturally occurring flavonoid found in various foods such as apples, onions, tea, and berries. A review article looked into quercetin's anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help protect against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. It may also have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help reduce brain inflammation and protect against neurological damage. In addition, quercetin may potentially improve cardiovascular health by reducing blood pressure, improving endothelial function, and reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.


Resveratrol: Resveratrol is a natural compound found in certain plants and has been shown to have potential health benefits, particularly in aging and cognitive function. According to a study, resveratrol may activate sirtuins, which are proteins that play a role in the aging process. As a result, it may have the potential to prevent dementia and delay age-related cognitive decline. In addition, resveratrol has been shown to affect cognitive and functional impairment in individuals with Alzheimer's disease, suggesting that it may have potential as a treatment for this condition.
Rose Water: Ayurvedic healers have used rose for thousands of years because it is an effective remedy for balancing skin tone, brightening complexion, reducing inflammation, relieving dry skin, and controlling sebum and oil production. It is ideal for all doshas and skin types. A 2011 study found that rose water has an anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effect.


Sacha Inchi: Sacha Inchi is a rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega 3, Omega 6, and Omega 9), which help enhance skin appearance and brighten it, regulate oil production, retain moisture, and reduce wrinkles and age spots. Due to the high concentration of omega-3 Alpha-Linolenic acid, Sacha Inchi is considered an excellent ingredient for use in anti-aging and regenerative cosmetics.
Salicylic Acid: Salicylic acid (a beta-hydroxyl acid) is a common treatment for acne vulgaris, a skin condition characterized by the presence of pimples and other inflammatory lesions on the face, chest, and back. It is also used as a key additive in the treatment of psoriasis, callouses, warts, keratosis pilaris, and corns. In a study, it was found that treatment with salicylic acid decreased the production of skin lipids in human sebaceous gland cells and suppressed inflammation. By reducing lipid production and inhibiting inflammation, salicylic acid may help to improve the appearance of acne-prone skin and prevent the formation of new acne lesions.
Shea Butter: Shea butter is a natural product derived from the nuts of the shea tree that is known for its potential health benefits, particularly for the skin. According to a study, shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties that may help calm and nourish irritated skin, making it an ideal choice for sensitive or damaged skin. In addition to its anti-inflammatory effects, shea butter is a rich source of vitamins A, E, and F, essential for maintaining healthy skin. These vitamins, particularly vitamin F, can help soothe dry, chapped, or rough skin and may aid in healing. Vitamin A, in particular, is known to promote healthy skin and may have other beneficial effects on the skin.
Sunflower Seed Oil: In Ayurveda, sunflower oil is used for calming sensitive skin. It helps soothe, reduce skin inflammation and offer a skin-brightening quality to the complexion. It is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids and is particularly helpful for Pitta dosha types. The abundance of vitamin E in sunflower oil helps protect skin from UV rays and other free radicals. A 2018 study found that sunflower seed oil is a suitable ingredient for skincare products due to its highly beneficial linoleic acid.


Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves of the tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) has a long history of use in traditional medicine and is known for its various medicinal properties, including antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. A study examined the use of tea tree oil in treating acne vulgaris, a common skin condition characterized by pimples and other inflammatory lesions on the face, chest, and back. The study found that a 5% tea tree oil gel was as effective as a 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion at reducing the number of acne lesions. The study suggests that tea tree oil may be an effective and well-tolerated treatment option for acne vulgaris.
Tulsi (Holy Basil): Tulsi, also known as “Mother Medicine of Nature”, is a sacred Ayurvedic herb that cleanses and balances the mind, body, and soul. It has high polyphenol content and abundance of antioxidants that boost skin’s immune function and protect it from aging signs. It also works as an antiseptic and cleans the pores to protect the skin from acne and give a glowing skin tone. A 2014 study highlighted many benefits of tulsi.


Ursolic Acid Liposomes: This naturally-derived compound has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties. In Ayurvedic skincare, it delays aging by targeting fine lines and winkles, fading dark spots, enhancing facial glow, and preventing acne breakout. A study found that liposome-encapsulated ursolic acid improves collagen and ceramides in human skin cells.


Vetiver (Khus): Vetiver has been used in Ayurveda for so long due to its detoxifying, antiseptic, and cooling properties. The highly therapeutic vetiver essential oil is gentle and delays aging. A study found that the extract of this magical Ayurvedic ingredient restored skin barrier and improved skin fatigue to give it a glowing appearance. It also improved the production of sebum and increased lipids content and their conformation for better skin hydration.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): Vitamin C and its antioxidant activity help you maintain a healthy, youthful complexion and fight signs of aging. Given that vitamin C promotes collagen production, its deficiency can cause rough, bumpy skin. A study has found that vitamin C delivery through tropical application can stimulate collagen synthesis and protect the skin against UV-induced photodamage.
Vitamin D3: Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for absorbing and retaining calcium and the proper functioning of the body. It helps the body absorb calcium, which is necessary for developing and caring for strong teeth and bones. Vitamin D3 also plays a role in immune function and may have other health benefits. It may help reduce the risk of falls and fractures in older adults and improve muscle function in older adults. Some studies have also suggested that vitamin D3 may play a role in reducing the risk of certain types of cancer, such as breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer. In addition, vitamin D may be beneficial for individuals with diabetes, as it may help to regulate blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of developing diabetes-related complications.
Vitamin E: As a fat-soluble antioxidant, vitamin E can help rejuvenate your skin by increasing the levels of nutrients in the skin tissues. It also reverses signs of aging, significantly slowing down wrinkles around the eyes, and makes the skin brighter. Vitamin E oil acts as a perfect moisturizer for people with dry and damaged skin. A 2016 study has shown the use of vitamin E in treating a number of skin disorders due to its antioxidant properties.


Witch Hazel: Used topically as a natural remedy, witch hazel is effective in treating acne, reducing skin irritation, and giving skin a brighter look due to its restorative and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also used as an effective antibacterial and astringent treatment for skin inflammation due to acne and eczema.