Bright Awake Eye Cream ingredients

As the saying goes, everything happens for a reason, and there’s definitely a reason we chose to include these specific ingredients in Rest + Reset.  Because full transparency is a good habit, you can click on each ingredient below to learn about what it is, what it’s doing, and why we picked it.

Water/Aqua - An essential hydrator used to incorporate all of our skin loving ingredients into one formula while also boosting their efficacy and delivery to skin. 

Glycerin - A humectant that attracts moisture from the air, locking water into the skin to replenish and restore skin’s hydration levels.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride - The combination of coconut oil and glycerin. It’s considered an excellent emollient and skin-replenishing ingredient.

Stearyl Alcohol - A naturally derived lubricant which gives the skin a soft, smooth appearance.

Aleurites Moluccanus Seed Oil - Also known as Kukui Nut Oil. It's shown to have anti-inflammatory, pain reducing, and wound healing properties. Rich moisturizing properties. 

Silica - A naturally occuring mineral, this absorbent powder acts as a thickening agent, adding texture and cushion to the formula

Coffee Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil - The concentrated oil from the coffee bean plant. It can help restore skin and contribute to a healthier, smoother look and feel. This non-fragrant plant oil also appears to stimulate pathways in skin that lead to greater moisture retention.

Cetyl Alcohol - A coconut derived emulsifier. 

Cetearyl Alcohol - A non-irritating and common multitasker ingredient that gives your skin a nice soft feel (emollient).

Glyceryl Stearate Citrate - A white or pale yellow emollient derived from palm kernel, olives, or coconuts.

Ectoin - Discovered in the salt lakes of the Egyptian desert, this amino acid derivative is designed to protect plants from the lethal and extreme conditions of their habitat.  When applied topically to skin, this natural stress-protection molecule stops & prevents cell damage from HEV over-exposure, while repairing & regenerating aged, stressed, irritated skin

Acetyl Glycyl Beta-Alanine  - A powerful skin brightening peptide that inhibits melanin production by targeting and disrupting the formation, generation, and transport of melanin to the top layer of skin. When applied topically, the appearance of dark spots & hyperpigmentation are reduced, revealing a brighter, more even toned complexion.

Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate - A sugar derived humectant. 

Caprylyl Glycol - A coconut derived preservative. 

Cedrus Atlantica Bark Extract - A natural fragrance. 

Sodium Levulinate - An organic skin softener.

Benzyl Alcohol - A  naturally occurring preservative. 

Propanediol - A known hydrator that helps enhance the absorption of ingredients into skin.

Sodium Anisate - A natural fennel derived antimicrobial/antibacterial.

Glyceryl Caprylate - A 100% plant derived, natural (Ecocert approved) multi-functional ingredient that has emollient and moisturizing properties, can work as a co-emulsifier (meaning that next to other emulsifiers it can help water and oil to mix)  and even more importantly has a strong antimicrobial activity. 

Caprylhydroxamic Acid - An amino acid (organic compounds that are essential building blocks of life) derived from coconut oil.

Tanacetum Vulgare Flower Extract - Also known as blue tansy, this ingredient is rich in chamazulene, which helps calm irritation, redness, and inflammation. It also helps other actives better penetrate the skin for improved efficacy.

Asparagopsis Armata Extract - A red algae extract that helps gently remove dead skin cells to brighten skin tone. Comprised of calcium, zinc, and magnesium, this extract is essential for skin revitalization. This ingredient is a part of the natural colorant blend that gives our formula its beautiful blue hue. 

Sodium Hyaluronate - Salt form of skin-replenishing ingredient hyaluronic acid; considered more effective for skin than pure hyaluronic acid due to its greater compatibility.

Chondrus Crispus Extract - Also known as red algae, is a type of seaweed that’s a rich source of many nutrients for skin, including the pigment beta-carotene and potent antioxidants zeaxanthin, lutein, which help protect skin from the visible effects of blue light exposure. Of course, the antioxidants in red algae have wider-reaching benefits, too. The natural polysaccharides, peptides, and amino acids in red algae also help skin to stay hydrated; meanwhile, the numerous antioxidants in this and other types of algae can help shield skin from damaging airborne pollutants.

Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract - A natural, non-toxic, non-polluting extract from sea kelp that is rich in micro elements. 

Carya Ovata Bark Extract - A natural skin conditioning agent, also known as hickory bark extract. 

Xanthan Gum - A natural thickening agent.

Arthrospira Plantensis Extract - Blue spirulina, a blue-green algae full of vitamin E, selenium, and tyrosine,that is known to protect against and eliminate free radical damage, helping minimize visible signs of aging. 

Potassium Sorbate - A skin safe preservative.

Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract - A biotechnologically derived ingredient that is produced by the fermentation of a marine bacteria living in the cold Antarctic Ocean. According to the manufacturer's info, it seems to have two different sets of magic properties: The first set includes skin-protecting and anti-aging abilities.  The second set of magic properties are all about oily skin regulation, such as reducing sebum production, shininess, and pore size. It acts through reducing Melanocortin 5 receptor, a protein important in sebum production. 

Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5 - A four amino acid peptide that is claimed to improve puffy eye bags via its anti-oedema and anti-glycation effects.

Tocopherol - A form of Vitamin E typically derived from vegetable oils.

Citric Acid - A citrus derived alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which sloughs away dead skin cells revealing a brighter, smoother, more even toned complexion.