Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Collagen (Vegetable)*, Squalane, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Palmitic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Parachlorella Beijerinckii Exopolysaccharides, Chlorella Protothecoides Oil, Beta-Glucan, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Tocopherol, Collagen Amino Acids, Bisabolol, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Coelastrella Vacuolata Oil, Watanabea Reniformis Oil, Citric Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Propanediol, Ceteareth-20, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Ethyhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. Shipped with USPS First Class. The lightweight texture of this serum melts into skin quickly, providing an immediate skin-plumping effect. It's quite a multi-tasker: can be used to improve skin moisturization, as a solvent, to boost preservative efficacy or to influence the sensory properties of the end formula. 10 day results, always. Third, another study that wanted to examine the antioxidant properties of AP was surprised to find that even though AP does have nice antioxidant properties; following UVB radiation (the same one that comes from the sun) it also promotes lipid peroxidation and cytotoxicity. High performance safe & vegan formulas powered by algae. Another ingredient that Algenist uses throughout its skin care line is microalgae oil. Similar to other glycols, it's a helper ingredient used as a solvent, or to thin out thick formulas and make them more nicely spreadable. And that is still not all: it can also boost the antimicrobial activity of preservatives. Jojoba oil - a wax ester (chemically not a real oil), that's very similar to human sebum. For all skin types including skin showing signs of sensitivity, this luxurious cream provides a cushioned layer on the skin that immediately comforts dryness, tightness and the look of redness associated with rough, dry skin. Though chemically speaking, it is alcohol (as in, it has an -OH group in its molecule), its properties are totally different from the properties of low molecular weight or drying alcohols such as denat. Third, jojoba oil moisturizes the skin through a unique dual action: on the one hand, it mixes with sebum and forms a thin, non-greasy, semi-occlusive layer; on the other hand, it absorbs into the skin through pores and hair follicles then diffuses into the intercellular spaces of the outer layer of the skin to make it soft and supple. Product contains alguronic acid and peptides which nourishes and hydrate skin while promoting a softening of lines and wrinkles. BTW, it’s also a food additive. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Mother Nature also created wax esters but for a totally different purpose. It’s safe and gentle, and can be used up to 1% worldwide. The only good thing we can write about Ascorbyl Palmitate is that there is an in-vitro (made in the lab, not on real people) study showing that it might be able to boost collagen production. This proprietary Algenist ingredient is rich in nutrients like oleic acid, phytosterols, and tocopherols. This means, our collagen … T&Cs and exclusions apply. According to The National Sunflower Association, there is evidence that both the plant and its oil were used by American Indians in the area of Arizona and New Mexico about 3000 BC. Algenist. BTW, lye is not something new. You can usually find it right in the very first spot of the ingredient list, meaning it’s the biggest thing out of all the stuff that makes up the product. Soothing, hydrating, restorative with plant collagen. For example, in case of AHA or BHA exfoliants, the right pH is super-duper important, and pH adjusters like sodium hydroxide are needed. Formulated with active vegan collagen, alguronic acid and calendula, it is quickly absorbed to help to instantly improve the … It's formulated with soothing Calendula and Active Vegan Collagen to reduce redness and hydrate rough patches, and has Alguronic Acid to protect against the effects of environmental stressors and minimize signs of aging. GENIUS Collagen Calming Relief is a concentrated but ultra-gentle restorative treatment that is specifically formulated to treat mild skin discomfort. BG’s main job is usually to be a solvent for the other ingredients. Types: Cleansers, Toners, Masks, Exfoliators & Peels, Serums & Oils, Moisturizers, Treatments They are good friends because ethylhexylglycerin can boost the effectiveness of phenoxyethanol (and other preservatives) and as an added bonus it feels nice on the skin too. It's also loaded with fatty acids (mostly linoleic (50-74%)  and oleic (14-35%)). Hexylene Glycol is also part a preservative blend named Lexgard®. It also gives a "pleasing product aesthetics", so no wonder it's popular. It is usually used as a helper ingredient to adjust the pH of the formula. A great study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology compared a bunch of vitamin C derivatives and this derivative was the only one where the study said in terms of stability that it's "similar to AA". Btw, if you chop it up less thoroughly, you get hydrolyzed collagen, a kind of peptide mixture with smallish chains of amino acids. As for skincare, it makes the skin silky smooth, creates a subtle gloss and forms a protective barrier (aka occlusive). Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Collagen (Vegetable)*, Squalane, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Palmitic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Parachlorella Beijerinckii Exopolysaccharides, Chlorella … This does not mean that ascorbyl palmitate cannot penetrate the skin (because it can, it's oil soluble and the skin likes to absorb oil soluble things) but this means that it's questionable if ascorbyl palmitate can be converted into pure Vit C in the skin. Ingredient-level innovations. Algenist's 'Genius Collagen Calming Relief' treatment is a gentle yet effective solution to dry, irritated skin. It's used as an emulsion stabilizer, solvent, and a broad spectrum antimicrobial. There are different grades depending on the molecular weight ranging from very light, volatile, non-residue leaving ones to more substantial, slight residue leaving ones.Apart from leaving the skin soft and smooth (emollient), it'. They found that despite the large molecular size beta-glucan does penetrate into the skin, even into the dermis (the middle layer of the skin where wrinkles form). It's a clear oily fluid that is used in skincare as a nice anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredient. 10 day results, always. So, AP is one of the attempts by the cosmetics industry to solve the stability issues with vitamin C while preserving its benefits,  but it seems to fall short on several things. The gist of the "collagen in topical skincare" subject is to know that collagen in a jar has nothing to do with wrinkles but everything to do with skin hydration. I was very excited to use the new and expensive Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen Serum. An extremely common multitasker ingredient that gives your skin a nice soft feel (emollient) and gives body to creams and lotions. Yes, it’s soap. GENIUS Collagen Calming Relief is a concentrated but ultra-gentle restorative treatment that is specifically formulated to treat mild skin discomfort. Do the math: it's more than 5000 years – definitely an oldie. Another advantage of squalane is that it is pretty much compatible with all skin types and skin conditions. It's an alternative, natural preservative that comes from radishes fermented with Leuconostoc kimchii, a lactic acid bacteria that has been used to make traditional Korean dish, kimchi. You must go and read our geeky details about it.). A really multi-functional helper ingredient that can do several things in a skincare product: it can bring a soft and pleasant feel to the formula, it can act as a humectant and emollient, it can be a solvent for some other ingredients (for example it can help to stabilize perfumes in watery products) and it can also help to disperse pigments more evenly in makeup products. As a high-oleic plant oil, it is recommended for dry skin. It's an alternative, natural preservative that comes from radishes fermented with Leuconostoc kimchii, a lactic acid bacteria that has been used to make traditional Korean dish, kimchi. Jojoba is a drought resistant evergreen shrub native to South-western North America. For all skin types including skin showing signs of sensitivity, this luxurious cream provides a cushioned layer on the skin that immediately comforts dryness, tightness Its typical use level in most cream type formulas is 2-3%. It is also soothing and rich in antioxidants. One more thing: the water used in cosmetics is purified and deionized (it means that almost all of the mineral ions inside it is removed). The big and important protein molecule that usually comes from animal skin such as fish or bovine. (Many plant oils tend to go off pretty quickly). 16 were here. It's uniquely excellent at helping the skin with its protective barrier and helping it to stay moisturized. Thanks to its vitamin E content it also has some antioxidant properties. It leaves a nice non-greasy, non-heavy feeling on the skin. 4 /5 2 reviews. It’s often used together with ethylhexylglycerin as it nicely improves the preservative activity of phenoxyethanol. A form of skincare superstar, vitamin C. Even though we are massive vitamin C fans,  Ascorbyl Palmitate  (AP) is our least favorite. As for skincare, it can make the skin feel nice and smooth in moisturizers (emollient) or it can act as a foam building cleansing agent in cleansers. Also, it's an effective deodorant and a medium spreading emollient. Chemically speaking, it is ethoxylated Cetearyl alcohol, meaning that some ethylene oxide is added to the fatty alcohol to increase the water-soluble part in the molecule. To offer you a better experience, this site uses profiling cookies, even from third parties. Lye - A solid white stuff that’s very alkaline and used in small amount to adjust the pH of the product. It's produced sustainably from corn sugar and it's Ecocert approved. The unrefined version (be sure to use that on your skin!) And by even more  we mean putting it all over your face as sunflower oil is one of the most commonly used plant oils in skincare. The oil coming from the pulp of one of the most nutritious fruits in the world, the avocado. Avocado oil - a highly moisturizing, rich emollient oil that is loaded with fatty acids (oleic - 70%) and vitamin A, E and D. Sunflower Oil - it's a great emollient that protects & enhances the skin barrier. It's used as an emulsion stabilizer, solvent and a broad spectrum antimicrobial. It’s a great pick for creating a nice feeling product. If you have spotted ethylhexylglycerin on the ingredient list, most probably you will see there also the current IT-preservative, phenoxyethanol. Probably the most common silicone of all. What started with award-winning GENIUS Cream and Liquid Collagen expanded rapidly to fill in regimen gaps with Liquid Collagen Lip, Sleeping … Once inside the skin, it hydrates, but not from the outside - putting pure water on the skin (hello long baths!) It’s a solid white stuff that’s very alkaline and used in small amounts to adjust the pH of the product and make it just right. That is probably no coincidence. Overall, Ascorbyl Palmitate is our least favorite vitamin C derivative. So citric acid is an exfoliant, that can - just like other AHAs - gently lift off the dead skin cells of your skin and make it more smooth and fresh. Eating it is anti-diabetic, anti-cancer and even lowers the blood cholesterol. After 8 weeks there was a significant reduction of wrinkle depth and height and skin roughness has also improved greatly. Add to Bag ALGENIST GENIUS Liquid Collagen Hand Cream 50ml £ 36.00. Why the puffer coat is a winter-styling essential, Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, Free from BHA, mineral oils, parabens, paraffins, phthalates, SLS and SLES, Gently massage into skin, concentrating on rough, dry, tight or red skin. So being a wax ester results in a couple of unique properties: First, jojoba oil is extremely stable. Well, to understand what a wax ester is, you first have to know that oils are chemically triglycerides: one glycerin + three fatty acids attached to it. 4 /5 1 review. It also helps to stabilize oil-water mixes (emulsions), though it does not function as an emulsifier in itself. Probably that’s why citric acid is usually not used as an exfoliant but more as a helper ingredient in small amounts to adjust the pH of a formulation. The manufacturer of the ingredient did a published study with 27 people and examined the effect of 0.1% beta-glucan. GENIUS Collagen Calming Relief is a concentrated but ultra-gentle restorative treatment that is specifically formulated to treat mild skin discomfort. It works mainly against fungi. A very common water-loving surfactant and emulsifier that helps to keep water and oil mixed nicely together. But it's not only a simple emollient, it regenerates and soothes the skin, protects it from external factors (such as UV rays or wind) and is also rich in antioxidants (among others vitamin A, E, F, quercetin and epigallocatechin gallate). 10 day results, always. A multi-functional helper ingredient that acts as a humectant and emollient. A preservative that works mainly against fungi. A super common, waxy, white, solid stuff that helps water and oil to mix together, gives body to creams and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. There are different grades depending on the molecular weight ranging from very light, volatile, non-residue leaving ones to more substantial, slight residue leaving ones. Beta-Glucan is a nice big molecule composed of many smaller sugar molecules (called polysaccharide). For all skin types including skin showing signs of sensitivity, this luxurious cream provides a cushioned layer on the skin that immediately comforts dryness, tightness, It also forms a protective barrier on the skin and fills in fine lines. It’s mainly a solvent for ingredients that do not like to dissolve in oils but rather in water. A real oldie but a goodie. According to manufacturer info, it's used  for many centuries for its exceptional healing powers and is particularly remarkable in the treatment of wounds. A fatty acid that can be found naturally in the skin. Second, a study that examined the skin absorption of vitamin C found that ascorbyl palmitate did not increase the skin levels of AA. Amino acids are important natural moisturizing factors (NMFs), that can be found naturally in the skin where they help the epidermis (upper layer of the skin) to stay nice and hydrated. A synthetic liquid oil that can replace mineral oil or silicone oils in the cosmetic formulas. Acne.org has this not fully proven theory that thanks to this, jojoba might be able to "trick" the skin into thinking it has already produced enough sebum, so it might have "skin balancing" properties for oily skin. A helper ingredient that helps to make the products stay nice longer, aka preservative. It's one of the active parts of Chamomile that contains about 30% of bisabolol. Algenist Discover pioneering, luxurious anti-ageing skincare enriched with alguronic acid, a patented, innovative ingredient sourced from algae and sustainably produced and used in every single Algenist … It‘s also shown to have wound healing properties and is a mild antioxidant. A synthetic liquid oil that can replace mineral oil or silicone oils in the cosmetic formulas. Also, works well to fill in fine lines and wrinkles and give skin a plump look (of course that is only temporary, but still, it's nice). It can be used in many types of formulations as it has great thermal stability (can be heated up to 85°C) and works on a wide range of pH levels (ph 3-10). Find out more. It also protects the surface of the skin and enhances the damaged or irritated skin barrier. (Btw, if you do not know what the big deal with vitamin C is then you are missing out. If you are into vitamin C, you can take a look at more promising derivatives here. alcohol. The unsaturated (with double bonds) and hence less stable version of Squalane is Squalene, you can read about it here >>. So what the heck is a wax ester and why is that important anyway? Hexylene Glycol is also part a preservative blend named Lexgard® HPO, where it helps the effectiveness of current IT-preservative, phenoxyethanol. We stand here with you as an Accomplice to Change. It's probably the most hyped up natural butter in skincare today. Butylene glycol, or let’s just call it BG, is a multi-tasking colorless, syrupy liquid. An anti-irritant and anti-itch molecule that copies the active ingredient in the well-known soothing plant, oat. A common helper ingredient that stabilizes emulsions and helps to thicken up products. Amino acids are also the building blocks of proteins, such as collagen, so when you thoroughly chop up a big collagen molecule, you end up with an amino acid mixture, like this guy we are writing about. Even if it can be converted, the palmitate part of the molecule is more than the half of it, so the efficacy will not be good and we have never seen a serum that contains a decent (and proudly disclosed) amount of AP. Amino acids are also the building blocks of proteins, such as collagen, so when you thoroughly chop up a big collagen molecule, you end up with an amino acid mixture, like this guy we are writing about. Super common little helper ingredient that helps products to remain nice and stable for a longer time. At the same time, it also boosts the effectiveness of other preservatives, such as the nowadays super commonly used phenoxyethanol. It’s pretty much the current IT-preservative. Pretty much the current IT-preservative. A fatty acid that can be found naturally in the skin. It can be produced from most vegetable oils (in oils three fatty acid molecules are attached to glycerin instead of just one like here) in a pretty simple, "green" process that is similar to soap making. It's formulated with soothing Calendula and Active Vegan Collagen™ to reduce redness and hydrate rough patches, and has Alguronic Acid to protect against the effects of environmental stressors and minimize signs of aging. There is also some research showing that citric acid with regular use (think three months and 20% concentration) can help sun-damaged skin, increase skin thickness and some nice hydrating things called glycosaminoglycans in the skin. The number in the name of Ceteareth emulsifiers refers to the average number of ethylene oxide molecules added and 20 makes a good emulsifier. T&Cs apply. It helps to soften scars and increase their elasticity. If you have some pure jojoba oil at home, you should be fine using it for years. It can be used to improve skin moisturization, as a solvent, to boost preservative efficacy or to influence the sensory properties of the end formula. 103 k mentions J’aime. is especially high in linoleic acid that is great even for acne-prone skin. Truth be told, there are many great plant oils and sunflower oil is definitely one of them. It does so by neutralizing the metal ions in the formula (that usually get into there from water) that would otherwise cause some not so nice changes. The blend of these two (caprylyl glycol + phenoxyethanol) is called Optiphen, which not only helps to keep your cosmetics free from nasty things for a long time but also gives a good feel to the finished product. Parachlorella Beijerinckii Exopolysaccharides, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Leuconostoc/​Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, soluble collagen, so click here to read more >>, Read all the geeky details about Glycerin here >>, Acne.org has this not fully proven theory, According to the manufacturer's clinical study, Read all the geeky details about Tocopherol here >>, take a look at more promising derivatives here, A natural moisturizer that’s also in our skin, A super common, safe, effective and cheap molecule used for more than 50 years, Not only a simple moisturizer but knows much more: keeps the skin lipids between our skin cells in a healthy (liquid crystal) state, protects against irritation, helps to restore barrier, Effective from as low as 3% with even more benefits at higher concentrations up to 20-40% (around 10% is a good usability-effectiveness sweet spot), High-glycerin moisturizers are awesome for treating severely dry skin, Primary fat-soluble antioxidant in our skin, Significant photoprotection against UVB rays, Vit C + Vit E work in synergy and provide great photoprotection, Easy to formulate, stable and relatively inexpensive. Though its long name does not reveal it, this polymer molecule (big molecule from repeated subunits or monomers) is a relative to the super common, water-loving thickener, Carbomer. Beautiful Product. It's also a solvent and can boost the effectiveness of preservatives. Ingredient-level innovations. The big and important protein molecule that usually comes from animal skin such as fish or bovine. It is a polymer (created from repeating subunits) molecule and has different molecular weight and thus different viscosity versions from water-light to thick liquid. Propanediol is a natural alternative for the often used and often bad-mouthed propylene glycol. Bottom line: Beta-glucan is a great ingredient, especially for sensitive skin. At first glance, it seems like your average emollient plant oil: it looks like an oil and it's nourishing and moisturizing to the skin but if we dig a bit deeper, it turns out that jojoba oil is really special and unique: technically - or rather chemically - it's not an oil but a wax ester (and calling it an oil is kind of sloppy). Our intro did get pretty big after all (sorry for that), so let's get to the point finally: sunflower oil - similar to other plant oils - is a great emollient that makes the skin smooth and nice and helps to keep it hydrated. olive), and in the sebum (the oily stuff our skin produces) of the human skin. A commonly used water-soluble surfactant and emulsifier. A multi-functional, silky feeling helper ingredient that can do quite many things. The extract coming from the popular garden plant Calendula or Marigold. "One of the key amino acids found in collagen helps act as a soothing agent, so we packed the formula with our Active Vegan Collagen TM, Collagen Amino Acids, Alguronic Acid, and powerful plant ingredients like Calendula, Edelweiss and Beta Glucan from oats," Yaiser tells The Zoe Report in an email. Use it every morning and night for a healthier-looking complexion. It still often shows up in the ingredient list of soaps and other cleansers. Creating a luxuriously cushioned layer on the skin, it has an immediately comforting effect to tackle dryness and tightness. Pure Vitamin E. Great antioxidant that gives significant photoprotection against UVB rays. It contains flavonoids that give the plant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is one of the more promising natural preservatives that can be used even alone (recommended at 2-4%), but it's not as effective as more common alternatives, like parabens or phenoxyethanol. It occurs naturally in certain fish and plant oils (e.g. It's also a very popular ingredient in shaving foams. Thanks. It’s not something new: it was introduced around 1950 and today it can be used up to 1% worldwide. It was already used by ancient Egyptians to help oil and fat magically turn into something else. 10 day results, always. For all skin types including skin showing signs of sensitivity, this luxurious cream provides a cushioned layer on the skin that immediately comforts dryness, tightness and the look of redness associated with rough, dry skin. Even if you heat it to 370 C (698 F) for 96 hours, it does not budge. Ingredient-level innovations. It's a popular duo. Add to Bag ALGENIST POWER Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturizer 60ml £ 68.00. 4.5 /5 2 reviews. It's often paired with glyceryl stearate - the two together form a super effective emulsifier duo that's salt and acid tolerant and works over a wide pH range. These ingredients act as amino acids which prompt collagen production. Enter FREESHIP at checkout to enjoy complimentary standard shipping for a limited time. It’s in the cell walls of yeast, some mushrooms, seaweeds, and cereals. It can be found in nature - in green tea - but the version used in cosmetics is synthetic. An error has occurred. It is excellent for acne-prone skin and safe to use even if you have fungi-related skin issues, like seborrhea or fungal acne. It is typically used in tiny amounts, around 0.1% or even less. Leslie Bauman notes in Cosmetic Dermatology that one application of sunflower oil significantly speeds up the recovery of the skin barrier within an hour and sustains the results 5 hours after using it. This means that our molecule is part water- and part oil-loving, so it not only works as a thickener but also as an emulsion stabilizer. Combined with other super-natural ingredients, this miraculous discovery powers Algenist’s award … :) You are almost done: please check your mailbox to confirm your email! An emollient and natural moisturizer that can be found also in the sebum (oily stuff our skin produces). 16 were here. A handy multi-tasking ingredient that gives the skin a nice, soft feel and also boosts the effectiveness of other preservatives. It is there in lots of products in tiny amounts (honestly, we do not really understand why), however, we do not know about any vitamin C serum featuring AP in high amounts. Key Ingredients 0 selected. It makes your skin feel nice and smooth (emollient), gives body to cream type products and helps to stabilize water and oil mixes (aka emulsions). There are also scar treatment gels out there using dimethicone as their base ingredient. Ingredient-level innovations. We don't have description for this ingredient yet. 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