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SKIN CARE INGREDIENT GLOSSARY
ALL | A-B | C | D-E | F-J | K-O | P-T | U-Z

Glossary of Terms and Key Skin Care Ingredients

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ScienceUbiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10). A compound that is made in our bodies and used by cells to produce the energy they need to grow and stay healthy.  An antioxidant with actions very similar to those of Vitamin E, it has been found to be an excellent defender against free radicals and, when used regularly over time, may help ease lines and wrinkles by building collagen. 

NatureVaccinium Angustifolia (Blueberry Fruit Extract). A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.

ScienceNatureVitamin A.  (Retinyl Palmitate, Retinol and Retinoic Acid).  An antioxidant essential to the maintenance and repair of epithelial tissue.  Stimulates new skin cells and inhibits the body's natural enzymes that break down collagen. May prevent premature wrinkling.

ScienceNatureVitamin C.  (Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside).  An antioxidant vitamin necessary for tissue growth and repair, as well as collagen formation.  One of the best free radical scavengers, it seems to combat free radicals triggered by both the body and the environment.  Works synergistically with Vitamin E. 

ScienceNatureVitamin E.  (Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, A-Tocopherol). The first recognized fat-soluble antioxidant usable in skin.   One of the most potent antioxidants, particularly good at defending against and disabling free radicals made by the body.  Essential to tissue repair.  Works synergistically with Vitamin C.

NatureVitis Vinifera (Grape Seed Extract). A rich source of bioflavonoids, powerful free-radical scavengers and of oligomeric proanthocyanidins, a very potent antioxidant.

Water-Soluble Silicones. Oil-free, noncomedogenic ingredients that replenish moisture, prevent further moisture loss and self-adjust to skin’s needs, absorbing only where needed.

NatureWhite Tea Extract. See Camellia Sinensis. 

White Clay. A natural mineral that absorbs excess skin oil.

Willowherb Extract. See Epilobium Angustifolium.

Witch Hazel.  See Hamamelis Virginiana.   

ScienceZinc Oxide. Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, physical sunscreen.

ScienceZinc PCA. Links the amino acids necessary for collagen formation; prevents damage to collagen and elastin fibers.


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