INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

GLOSSAIRE INGRÉDIENT

k - m

Kaolin Clay

Kaolin Clay is a natural claylike mineral (silicate of aluminum) that has absorbent properties.

Kelp Powder

Kelp (Laminaria Digitata) Powder is an Algae chlorophyll containing organisms that provides water binding and antioxidant benefits.

Kiwi Oil

Kiwi (Actinida Chinensis) Oil contains more than 60% Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), an important essential fatty acid. High concentrations of Alpha Linolenic Acid help retain moisture and prevent drying. Kiwi also contains vitamins C and E, potassium and magnesium, making this a nutritionally beneficial dietary fruit.

L-Arginine

Arginine is an amino acid and the L form is one of the 20 most common natural amino acids.

L-Ascorbic Acid

L-Ascorbic Acid is a common form of vitamin C. It is considered a potent antioxidant.

Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid synthetically produced from vegetable carbohydrates. It is an exfoliant that breaks down materials that hold skin cells.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Essential Oil is a fragrant oil thought to have antibacterial properties.

Lavender Extract

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Extract see Lavender Essential Oil.

Lecithin

Lecithin is commonly found in soy or egg yolks. It is an excellent emollient and has water binding properties.

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Essential Oil is derived from the peel of the lemon rind. Lemon is believed to act as a stimulant and possess anti-bacterial, astringent benefits.

Lemon Peel Oil

Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Peel Oil is used for its antibacterial properties.

Lemongrass Hydrosol

Lemongrass Hydrosol (Cymbopogen flexuosus) is a distillate from the essential oil.

Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Schoenanthus) Oil is used for a number of therapeutic purposes. Lemongrass oil can be antimicrobial, antiseptic, and astringent.

Lentinus Edodoes Extract

Lentinus Edodoes (Shiitake Mushroom) Extract may have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.

Licorice Root Extract

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) Root Extract contains glycyrrhetic acid which offers anti-inflammatory properties.

Lime Fruit Extract

Lime Fruit Extract rejuvenates the skin with a large amount of vitamin-C and Flavonoids, both of which are class-1 anti oxidants, anti biotic and disinfectants. When applied externally on skin, its acids scrub out the dead cells, rashes, and bruises.

Lychee Extract

Lychee (Litchi Chinensis) Extract is rich in Vitamin C, a natural anti-oxidant.

Lycopene

Lycopene is derived from tomato and contains is a powerful antioxidant.

Macadamia Nut Oil

Macadamia Nut (Macadamia Ternifolia) Oil is the only plant oil that contains high amounts of palmitoleic acid which is also found in the sebum of the skin.

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate

This nonirritating stable form of vitamin C that boosts skin collagen synthesis. It is ideal for those with sensitive skin.

Malic Acid

Malic Acid is derived from apple and is a source of hydroxy acid.

Mallow Root Powder Extract

Mallow (Althea Rosea) Root Powder Extract contains mucilage, flavonoids, and anthocyanidins. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.

Mandarin Essential Oil

Mandarin (Citrus Nobilis) Essential Oil is a sweet citrus scent which is mildly floral.

Mango Butter

Mango (Mangifera Indica) Butter is a highly emollient, high oxidative regenerating ingredient.

Mango Fruit Pulp

Mango (Mangifera Indica) Fruit Pulp is finely mashed mango from the fruit itself. The pulp provides moisturizing and emollient benefits.

Maqui Berry

Grown and harvested in Chile - this hearty berry high an extraordinarily high concentration of anthrocyanins.

Marshmallow Extract

Organic Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) Extract see Mallow

Meadowfoam Seeds

Meadowfoam Seed (Limnanthes Alba) Oil is known for it's amazing skin softening, soothing and emolient properties.

Milk Thistle Extract

Milk Thistle Extract is a member of the daisy family and helps to fight free-radical damage.

Mint Leaf Extract

calms pollution induced inflammation and irritation and gives the skin a radiant glow.

Mushroom Extract

reduces sensitivity and nourishes the skin.