Glow On Oil Exfoliator ingredients
As the saying goes, everything happens for a reason, and there’s definitely a reason we chose to include these specific ingredients in our Glow On Oil Exfoliator. 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.
Vitis Finifera (Grape ) Seed Oil - An antioxidant powerhouse - the antioxidant power of grapeseed oil is 20 times greater than that of vitamin E and 50 times greater than that of vitamin C. This lightweight oil penetrates skin quickly, leaving it soft, supple, and moisturized. It also helps reduce dark spots , firm skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil - Intensely hydrates, soothes, nourishes, and replenishes skin, while locking in moisture for a soft, plump, hydrated complexion.
Coco-Caprylate - a vegetable ingredient obtained from coconuts that presents a high level of biocompatibility with skin and therefore has the ability to penetrate deep and help skin to repair itself. It acts as an emollient and provides skin with incredible softness.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride - made from combining coconut oil with glycerin. This ingredient helps smooth skin and works as an antioxidant. It also binds other ingredients together, and can work as a preservative of sorts to make the active ingredients in cosmetics last longer.
Glyceryl Citrate/Lactate/Linoleate/Oleate Glyceryl Caprylate - esterified glycerin with a mixture of citric, lactic, linoleic and oleic acid. It acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface to give it a soft, smooth appearance, while slowing down water loss by forming a protective barrier. Furthermore, in terms of formulation, it helps to form oil-water emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances present.
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Powder: part of our 100% natural physical exfoliants Gently exfoliates, buffing away dry skin and dulling, dead skin cells, revealing a renewed and glowing complexion. Leaves skin smooth, soft, and refreshed.
Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Seed - part of our 100% natural physical exfoliants Gently exfoliates, buffing away dry skin and dulling, dead skin cells, revealing a renewed and glowing complexion. Leaves skin smooth, soft, and refreshed.
Polyurethane-79 - a skin safe thickening agent
Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil: Rich in Vitamin C, E & A - this super hydrating oil helps reduce follicle dryness and balances out uneven skin tone. It leaves skin soft, radiant and thoroughly nourished, while reducing the appearance of face wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes.
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: A more stable version of vitamin C that targets visible signs of aging, including dullness, loss of firmness, fine lines and wrinkles, and redness. This powerful antioxidant also helps brighten skin, reducing the appearance of dark spots & hyperpigmentation, while defending against environmental stressors.
Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract - rich in vitamin A, which helps increase the rate of new skin cell formation - creating a more even tone and texture, while decreasing the appearance of pores. Honeydew also possesses natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe and calm irritated skin, helping fight premature signs of aging.
Acacia Victoriae Fruit Extract - a fruit that is rich in antioxidant properties. It also acts as a skin conditioning agent.
Citrus Glauca Fruit Extract - also known as Desert Lime - this Australian fruit is well-adapted to the dry desert conditions of Outback Australia. It contains a rich concentration of Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant to help rejuvenate the skin, enhance skin firmness, even out patchy skin tone & revitalize skin tissue.
Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil: A rare and antioxidant-rich oil with deeply restorative properties that promotes cell regeneration and skin repair thanks to its high content of essential fatty acids such as omega-6. Prickly Pear Oil is known to moisturise and soften wrinkles, stimulate new cell growth, calm inflammation, help restore elasticity, encourages collagen production and promotes a more radiant, even-toned complexion.
Santalum Acuminatum Fruit Extract - also known as a Quandong, this Australian super fruit that is a Natural alternative to AHAs, gently exfoliating and rejuvenating the skin. Quandongs are the second highest antioxidant fruit ever measured and contain twice the vitamin C of oranges - helping to stimulate collagen production to plump up the skin, reduce dark circles and soften fine lines. The fruit also repairs pigmentation and stops new pigment forming by inhibiting melanogenesis (the formation of unwanted pigmentation) and providing a strong defence against free radicals and UV damage that cause sunspots and pigmentation.
Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract - naturally enhances exfoliation without over drying skin, reducing the look of dark spots to improve skin brightness, help clear congestion and minimize the look of enlarged pores.
Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract - part of our BLU5 blend and one of the most important herbs in Chinese medicine. This herb is rich in anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral properties. This ingredient works in conjunction with Spilanthes Acmella Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract to help reduce the appearance of visible signs of aging by correcting deep wrinkles and fine lines. It improves skin quality by reorganizing the collagen network creating skin that is visibly younger, smoother, and tighter.
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil - Emollient oil derived from the safflower plant that is loaded with nourishing and moisturizing fatty acids. It also acts as a lubricant on the skin surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance.
Spilanthes Acmella Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract - part of our BLU5 blend. This ingredient works in conjunction with Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract to help reduce the appearance of visible signs of aging by correcting deep wrinkles and fine lines. It improves skin quality by reorganizing the collagen network creating skin that is visibly younger, smoother, and tighter.
Ubiquinone - Also known as coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10, this ingredient has antioxidant, skin-soothing, and anti-aging properties
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil - Derived from sunflowers, this lightweight oil is easily absorbed into skin to hydrate and soothe without clogging pores. Also rich in vitamins A and E, this oil helps to regenerate damaged skin cells and reduce acne causing bacteria.
Quercus Suber Bark Extract - the extract of the bark of the Oak. It is a skin conditioning agent that hydrates and softens skin
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil - rich in fatty acids, which replenish skin’s vital substances to keep it looking healthy and young. Its antioxidant properties aid in skin’s anti-pollution defense, while also visibly diminishing wrinkles and other signs of aging. Its high saturated fat content moisturizes dehydrated skin.
Oak Root Extract - from the tree Quercus robur, this extract is rich in astringent properties, helping improve the complexion by removing dead skin cells. It also forms a protective layer on skin, preventing dehydration and water loss.
Narcissus Poeticus Callus Extract - This flower extract is part of our BLU5 blend and has powerful skin brightening properties. It helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation, while reducing the blemishes to create a more even complexion
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil - non-fragrant plant oil with skin-smoothing emollient properties. It’s an excellent source of antioxidants and replenishing fatty acids.
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract - a plant ingredient used in cosmetics to condition and soften skin.
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Extract - a plant ingredient used in cosmetics to condition and soften skin.
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.
Polyglyceryl-3 Caprate - a skin-safe synthetic ingredient used to impart an emollient feel that conditions skin. It also acts as an emulsifier to keep unlike ingredients (think oil and water) blended.
Polyglyceryl-4 Cocoate - A plant-derived ester of a polymer of glycerin (known as polylglycerin-4) and lauric acid. This versatile ingredient works as an emollient, emulsifier, and a cleansing agent (surfactant).
Glycerin - A humectant that attracts moisture from the air, locking water into the skin to replenish and restore skin’s hydration levels.
Silica - a mineral found abundantly in sandstone, clay, and granite. It is used as an absorbent powder and thickening agent in cosmetics.
Tocopherol - Also known as Vitamin E, this powerful antioxidant is known to help protect skin from free radical damage, moisturize and condition the skin, strengthen skin’s barrier function, and reduce inflammation.
Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate - a vegetable derived emollient (moisturizer) and emulsifying (prevents separation of oil and water) ingredient.
Glyceryl Undecylenate - the ester of glycerin with undecylenic acid. It is derived from a combination of castor bean oil and rapeseed derived glycerine. It acts as an emulsifier but also shows antimicrobial activity. Has skin-conditioning properties.