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ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It safely enhance the texture of skincare products
Found in:  NIGHT CREAM, DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE)

ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It safely enhance the texture of skincare products
Found in: DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE)

AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMER

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing:  It is an effective film former for the skin and gives the skin a velvety silky feel
Found in: DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE)

AQUA (WATER)

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is alpine French water. It acts as a natural solvent in premium skincare plus it adds hydration to your skin
Found in: ALL PRODUCTS

ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is a stable form of vitamin C, which is microencapsulated. It is an effective antioxidant, particularly successful at reducing environmental damage.
Found in: ALL DAY CREAMS, WHITE SERUM, NIGHT CREAM

AVENA SATIVA KERNEL EXTRACT

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is a plant extract and it effectively soothes skin
Found in: DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE)

B


BLUE 1 (CI 42090)

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It’s a pigment and it safely adds a hint of color to premium skincare
Found in: DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), BLACK SERUM

BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It has multiple functions such as keeping hydration in the skin and enhancing a lightweight, luxurious texture
Found in: HYDRATING BALANCER, DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), NIGHT CREAM

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is a plant extract and works amazingly as an emollient, deeply moisturizing skin. It is a naturally rich source of antioxidants and skin-replenishing fatty acids.
Found in: DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), NIGHT CREAM

C


C20-22 ALCOHOLS

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a fatty alcohol (the good kind of alcohol, not the irritating one) that can greatly protect skin in a dry environment because it helps defend against moisture loss and maintain a supple feel on skin.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE)

C20-22 ALKYL PHOSPHATE

Rating: GOOD
Key Properties: It is an extract from phosphoric rock. It gives premium formulations a silky, velvety feel with a matte finish. It has also shown the ability to function as a UV absorber and antioxidant.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE)

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is made of coconut oil and glycerin. It is an excellent emollient and mimics skin’s  Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) job to keep skin moist. Its unique mix of fatty acids supports skin natural function how to replenish its surface and resist moisture loss.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE)

CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

Source: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a fatty alcohol derived from caprylic acid naturally derived from coconut. It has multiple functions such as a hydrator but its main function is to stabilize and increase the antimicrobial activity of other preservatives for safe, bacteria-free premium formulations.
Found in: DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE)

CETEARYL ALCOHOL

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a fatty alcohol derived naturally from coconut. It has multiple functions such as an emollient, a carrying agent and luxurious texture enhancer.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE)

CETETH-20

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a fatty alcohol, scientifically made to keep ingredients safely mixed together and stable.
Found in: NIGHT CREAM

CETYL ALCOHOL

Rating: GOOD
Key Properties: It ‘s one of the fatty alcohols, which are only beneficial for your skin. It helps pull moisture back into your skin and protect your skin by shielding it from irritation.
Found in: NIGHT CREAM

CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is a botanical ingredient extracted from algae. This skin conditioning and protecting agent is a rich source of lipids, amino acids, and several minerals that can greatly help with skin regeneration. Its rich antioxidant content protects skin cells from accelerated aging caused by sun damage as well as free radicals that do damage to your skin.
Found in: NIGHT CREAM

CHLORPHENESIN

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a preservative with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It prevents specific formulations from running into issues such as such as viscosity changes, pH changes, emulsion breakdown, visible microorganism growth, color changes and odor formation.
Found in: HYDRATING BALANCER, NIGHT CREAM, WHITE SERUM, BLACK SERUM

CITRIC ACID

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is an extract derived from citrus fruits. It is used two-fold in Pour Moi. It is used in small amounts to adjust the pH of the formulas to prevent them from being too alkaline. Citric acid is an AHA, and as such, in a higher concentration, it can exfoliate skin.
Found in: ALL PRODUCTS

COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: Derived from coconut oil and glycerin, it’s considered an excellent emollient and skin-replenishing ingredient. It’s mix of fatty acids that can be used by skin to find its natural moisture balance by doing both- replenish and resist moisture loss. It’s known to be very gentle on skin.
Found in: DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE)

COCO-GLUCOSIDE

Source: GOOD
Key Properties: It is a mixture of fatty alcohol from coconut and fruit sugars (glucose). It keeps the oil and water parts of the formulation from separating and keeps pores clear. It’s known to be very gentle on skin.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE)

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a lightweight silicone. When applied to the skin, it gives a silky and slippery feeling to the touch. It also can fill in fine lines and wrinkles, giving the face a “plump” look.
Found in: NIGHT CREAM

D


DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE

Rating:  BEST
What is it doing: It is a plant-derived fat that acts as an excellent skin conditioner and emollient. It works by providing a protective film and enhancing the skin’s lipid layer. It makes your skin feel soft and smooth without leaving a greasy residue behind or clogging pores.  Furthermore, it helps enhance the absorption of other ingredients in the formula.
Found in: DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE)

DIMETHICONE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is derived from natural silicon and is an emollient ingredient used in premium moisturizers due to its gentleness and effectiveness. When applied to your skin, it forms a vapure permeable barrier that works to prevent moisture loss yet allows your skin to breath. It is an ideal skin barrier enhancer because it is hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic and nonacnegenic. There has been incorrect information on the Internet about this ingredient and it is important to separate the facts from fiction.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE)

DIMETHICONOL

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a silicon. When applied to your skin, its known for creating a subtle gloss that feels smooth and silky to touch. It also acts as a mild water repellent by forming a protective barrier on the skin. It can also fill in fine lines and wrinkles, giving the face a temporary “plump” look.
Found in: NIGHT CREAM

DISODIUM EDTA

Rating: GOOD
Key Properties:  It is a chelating agent that keeps other ingredients from causing unwanted changes to formulas’ texture, odor, and/or consistency.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), HYDRATING BALANCER, NIGHT CREAM, WHITE SERUM,BLACK SERUM

E


ERGOTHIONEINE

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is an antioxidant amino acid. It naturally occurs in our body, and is found in high concentrations around our cells that are subject to damage from free radicals and oxidization. Clinical studies have shown fabulous results of it reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles and when combined with Vitamin C as it is in Pour Moi, it works even more effective.
Found in: WHITE SERUM, BLACK SERUM

ETHYLCELLULOSE

Source: GOOD
Key Properties: It is a mixture of a plant-derived and synthetic amino acid used as a texture enhancer to help create specific textures per climate.
Found in: DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE)

ETHYLENE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is scientifically developed to provide effective binding, emulsion stabilizing, film forming and opacifying properties and is used in the recommended, safe dosage to create premium skincare
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), WHITE SERUM, DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE)

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is derived from glycerin and is a beneficial skin-softener. It also acts as a natural preservative enhancer used as an alternative to parabens. All Pour Moi products are 100% parabens free.
Found in: NIGHT CREAM, DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), WHITE SERUM, BLACK SERUM, DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE)

F


FOMES OFFICINALIS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT (FOMES OFFICINALIS EXTRACT)

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is an active and it has astringent, pore tightening and moisturizing effects on the skin. It helps even your skin’s tone and firmness, and it drastically helps to clear pores and minimize the visible appearance of skin suffering from excess sebum secretion.
Found in: HYDRATING BALANCER

G


GLUCOSE

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: Naturally derived humectant that works as a skin-replenishment ingredient to align with skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) for superior hydration in a desert climate
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE)

GLYCERIN

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is a skin-replenishment and skin-restoring ingredient that is naturally found in your skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) to establish normal moisture balance and hydration. It works best when combined with other replenishing and emollient ingredients like it is in Pour Moi it safely help replenish water from lower skin layers when the air is lacking enough humidity.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), NIGHT CREAM, DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), WHITE SERUM, BLACK SERUM, HYDRATING BALANCER, DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE)

GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is derived from glycerin and caprylic acid. It is an effective emollient that restores oils in the skin, regulates skin moisture and makes the skin soft and smooth. In addition, it also acts as an emulsifier: it prevents the water and oily parts of a formula from separating.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE)

GLYCERYL STEARATE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is an emulsifier that effectively prevents the oily and watery parts of our formula from separating.
Found in: NIGHT CREAM

H


HYDROGENATED COCONUT ACID

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is a mixture of fatty acids derived from Coconut Oil and won’t clog pores. It is used as a natural humectant emollient to keep your skin hydrated by attracting and holding moisture in the upper layers of the skin when it is very humid.
Found in: DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE)

HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is the fatty acid component of palm oil. It softens and smoothes the skin and give it a soft feeling. It also acts as an antioxidant.
Found in: NIGHT CREAM

HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is mostly plant derived and works as an emollient and skin conditioner as well as helps to keep the viscosity of the formula.
Found in: NIGHT CREAM

HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is is a plant-derived amino acid that is water soluble with many purposes. It contributes as a preservative, emulsifier, binder and thickener.
Found in: HYDRATING BALANCER

HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN

Source: GOOD
Key Properties: It is a mixture of plant-derived and synthetic carbohydrate that functions as a safe chelating agent and stabilizer.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), HYDRATING BALANCER, NIGHT CREAM, BLACK SERUM, WHITE SERUM\

I


ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a scientifically developed safe emollient. It is known for its high spreadability and leaves a soft feeling on skin
Found in: WHITE SERUM, DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE)

ISOHEXADECANE

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is a scientifically developed, dry-finish ingredient for oily skin in particular. It is used as a skin conditioner, emollient and texture enhancer and leaves a non-greasy, light and silky feeling on the skin.
Found in: WHITE SERUM

ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a fatty alcohol (the good kind of alcohol in skincare). It is used as an emollient and skin-conditioning ingredient. It also plays a part in creating the right type of viscosity for the liquid formula to be effective in specific climate conditions.
Found in: DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE)

L


LACTIC ACID

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is an Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). In our pH-correct formula, it safely and gently exfoliates your skin, allowing dead skin that is stuck on the surface to shed naturally.
Found in: HYDRATING BALANCER

LECITHIN

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is a plant-based emollient with skin-like properties that are particularly suited for skin protection purposes, helping to repair and restore intact barrier function and to stabilize the trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) on a natural level.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), NIGHT CREAM, BLACK SERUM, WHITE SERUM

M


METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a safe, scientifically developed film former. It helps to absorb excess sebum or acne-producing oils, and it plays an important part as a texture enhancer for climate specific formulas.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), NIGHT CREAM, WHITE SERUM

MYRTUS COMMUNIS LEAF EXTRACT

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is derived from the myrtle plant. Studies suggest that retinol (vitamin A) anti-wrinkle activity is enhanced. Some website identify it as a poor ingredient but there is no evidence for it.  EWG gives it a 1 rating and 100% safe to use.
Found in:  BLACK SERUM

O


OLEIC/LINOLEIC/LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is polyglyerides of three essential fatty acids extracted from sunflower oil. It plays an integral role in reducing oxidative stress, maintaining and improving skin barrier function, as well as serving to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE)

P


PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is a cutting-edge peptide produced from derivatives of amino acids naturally found in skin. It penetrates deep into the skin and can link to matching cell-surface receptors that regulate cell activity, wound repair and collagen tissue remodeling.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), HYDRATING BALANCER, NIGHT CREAM, BLACK SERUM, WHITE SERUM

PANTHENOL

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is pantothenic acid, the alcohol form of vitamin B. It is also sometimes called pro-vitamin B5 or D-Panthenol. It is used in premium skincare as it is is in Pour Moi as a humectant because of its ability to attract and retain water by building a thin moisture film on the surface of skin. Studies have shown its moisturizing properties improve stratum corneum hydration, reducing Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and maintaining skin elasticity and softness.
Found in: HYDRATING BALANCER, NIGHT CREAM, BLACK SERUM, WHITE SERUM

PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a mixture of synthetic polyethylene glycol (PEG) with natural castor oil. The weight and size of this ingredient is too large to penetrate beyond skin’s surface, as its abilities as an emollient is needed on the surface to stop moisture loss and keep skin feeling soft. Castor oil is also known in premium skincare for its antiviral and antibacterial properties to help fight skin infections, its anti inflammatory properties to help calm and soothe sensitive skin and its non-comedogenic properties for acne prone skin. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel evaluated the scientific data and concluded that PEG -40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is safe for use at concentrations up to 100%.
Found in: HYDRATING BALANCER

PEG-75 SHEA BUTTER GLYCERIDES

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is an emulsifying and skin replenishing agent derived from glycerides (fatty acids) taken from shea butter. The shea butter contains specific components that assure epidermal protection against climatic aggressions.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), NIGHT CREAM, BLACK SERUM,WHITE SERUM

PEG-75 STEARATE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a safe, top quality PEG compound and used as a thickening agent. It is sourced from a responsible manufacture and is free of any impurities (includes no 1,4-dioxane, lead, nickel).
Found in: NIGHT CREAM

PEG-8

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a non-irritating, top quality PEG that acts as an humectant and solvent. It has been numerous times tested and found to be safe to use in cosmetics in the US but also in the Europen Union and Canada which have much stricter regulations.
Found in: WHITE SERUM, BLACK SERUM

PENTYLENE GLYCOL

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a safe, scientifically developed skin-replenishing agent, solvent and preservative.
Found in: HYDRATING BALANCER, BLACK SERUM

PHENOXYETHANOL

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a safe and effective preservative that is used in a safe amount in Pour Moi skincare.  It is approved worldwide (including in Japan and in the EU where regulations are very strict) for use in all types of water-based cosmetics, up to a safe amount of 1% concentration. Its safety has been assessed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel several times.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), HYDRATING BALANCER, NIGHT CREAM, BLACK SERUM, WHITE SERUM

POLOXAMER 338

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a safe, scientifically developed ingredient that helps to form water-in-oil lightweight emulsions. It is doing so by helping other ingredients to dissolve in a solvent (water) in which they would not normally dissolve.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), WHITE SERUM

POLYSORBATE 80

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a safe, scientifically developed ingredient that acts as an emulsifier because of its ability to help other ingredients dissolve in a solvent (oil) in which they normally would not be able to dissolve, specifically in this premium oil-in-water formulation.
Found in: WHITE SERUM

POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: Its a salt used as a buffering agent and pH adjuster in premium skincare
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), NIGHT CREAM, BLACK SERUM, WHITE SERUM

PROPANEDIOL

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a skin-friendly, preservative boosting glycol that can enhance the absorption of ingredients  into the skin. It has hydrating properties (acts also as a humectant) that leaves your skin with a smooth, dewy finish in a dry environment such as desert climate. It is a well-tolerated ingredient and due to its high purity lacks skin irritation or sensitization.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE)

PROPYLENE GLYCOL DIPELARGONATE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a safe, scientifically developed occlusive that holds water in the skin and enhances the texture of the formula.
Found in: NIGHT CREAM

PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is extracted from the kernel inside of apricot pits, known botanically as Prunus armeniaca. Its fatty acid profile is rich in vitamins A, C and E and also contains anti-inflammatory properties.
Found in: NIGHT CREAM

R


RED 33 (CI 17200)

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a cosmetic coloring agent/pigment and is used in a safe amount to add a hint of color in premium skincare
Found in: HYDRATING BALANCER, WHITE SERUM

RED 4 (CI 14700)

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a cosmetic coloring agent/pigment and is used in a safe amount to add a hint of color in premium skincare.
Found in: DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE)

RETINYL PALMITATE

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is a combination of retinol (pure vitamin A) and the fatty acid palmitic acid. It is an excellent and safe skin-like ingredient as it is found naturally in your skin, where it works as an effective antioxidant, particularly in regard to helping protect skin from UV light exposure. This ingredient has great research which has shown it to be an effective antioxidant when applied in a safe amount to the skin.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), NIGHT CREAM, BLACK SERUM, WHITE SERUM

S


SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a humectant and a good water-binding agent and emollient for your skin.
Found in: DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE)

SALICYLIC ACID

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is a oil-soluble (penetrates deeper because of it) beta hydroxy acid that comes from the bark of willow trees. It is a brilliant multi-tasking ingredient that not only exfoliates gently your skin’s surface but also inside the pores, preventing as well as unclogging black heads and white heads. As an anti-irritant, it also has the ability to soothe stressed skin, reduce redness and work as an anti-inflammatory to calm breakouts. Studies have shown that it is not UV-sensitizing like AHA and used over time in a safe amount, can correct sun and age spots and hyperpigmentation issues
Found in: HYDRATING BALANCER

SILICA

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a mineral and has multiple functions in premium skincare such as an emulsifier and a anti-caking agent. It’s main function is as an absorbant agent, because of its ability to absorb moisture and sweat.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), BLACK SERUM, WHITE SERUM

SODIUM ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a safe, scientifically developed polymer used as a stabilizing and suspending agent and as a anti-caking agent.
Found in: WHITE SERUM

SODIUM BENZOATE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a salt of benzoic acid used as a safe and effective preservative.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), BLACK SERUM

SODIUM CITRATE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It has known antioxidant and preservative properties and is primarily used to control the pH level of this product
Found in: DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE)

SODIUM HYALURONATE

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is the salt of the skin-like hydrating ingredient hyaluronic acid. It is considered more effective for skin than pure hyaluronic acid due to its greater compatibility.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), HYDRATING BALANCER, NIGHT CREAM, BLACK SERUM, WHITE SERUM

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a highly alkaline ingredient that is used safely in small amounts in cosmetics to establish and hold the pH of a product.
Found in: HYDRATING BALANCER, NIGHT CREAM, BLACK SERUM, DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE)

SODIUM NITRATE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a form of salt and is used  as a safe thickening agent.
Found in: HYDRATING BALANCER

SORBITAN OLEATE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a safe, scientifically developed ingredient that is used as an emulsifier and cleansing agent.
Found in: WHITE SERUM

SQUALANE

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is derived from the emollient ingredient squalene, which is a natural component of your skin’s sebum (oil). It is a wonderfully moisturizing ingredient as well as being a source of  replenishing fatty acids and antioxidants in the skin. Note that because it’s highly saturated, squalane is more stable in the presence of air than less-saturated squalene and a better choice for acne-prone skin.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), NIGHT CREAM, BLACK SERUM, WHITE SERUM

STEARETH-20

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is derived from the fatty stearyl alcohol. It is used to safely help stabilize formulas that contain lots of  active ingredients such as this one.
Found in: NIGHT CREAM

T


TOCOPHEROL

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is vitamin E. It is one of the most well-known and researched antioxidants and occurs naturally in your skin. Because of its effective antioxidant activity, it helps combat the damaging effects on your skin of free radicals, which come from various sources including pollution, UV radiation,  and as a result of aging.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), NIGHT CREAM, WHITE SERUM, BLACK SERUM, DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE)

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is a form of vitamin E that is considered more stable and less acidic. It is a natural skin-conditioning agent and effective antioxidant. It is used in these formulas together with pure tocopherol (or undiluted vitamin E) for optimal combat in a harsh climate and for repair.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), NIGHT CREAM

TROMETHAMINE

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a safe, scientifically developed ingredient for masking and buffering
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE)

TUBER AESTIVUM EXTRACT

Rating: BEST
What is it doing: It is a water-soluble extract of the tuber of the white truffle mushroom, a valuable and highly sought-after mushroom known for its moisturizing and skin-protecting abilities.  Truffles have been subjected to numerous studies over the last 10 years, and experts now believe that these luxurious ingredient can give skin the ability to repair itself and defend against environmental damage in order to act younger for a longer period of time.
Found in: DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), HYDRATING BALANCER, NIGHT CREAM, BLACK SERUM, WHITE SERUM

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XANTHAN GUM

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a natural ingredient and is used as a thickening agent, texture enhancer, and to stabilize emulsions, which is a general term for mixtures of unlike substances such as oil and water.
Found in: NIGHT CREAM, DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE)

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YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

Rating: GOOD
What is it doing: It is a cosmetic coloring agent/pigment and is used in a safe amount to add a hint of color in premium skincare
Found in: DAY CREAM (POLAR CLIMATE), NIGHT CREAM, DAY CREAM (TEMPERATE CLIMATE), WHITE SERUM, BLACK SERUM, DAY CREAM (TROPICAL CLIMATE), DAY CREAM (DESERT CLIMATE)