Allantoin is an emollient often used to treat rashes and burns. It moisturises, reduces itching, protects against irritation and inflammation, and is effective on scar tissue.
Aloe vera is famed for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties, but it also promotes collagen production to help skin retain elasticity and minimise wrinkles. Anti-septic agents found in Aloe Vera inhibit bacteria, making it a helpful recovery aid.
Cica (Centella Asiatica) Extract
Cica is famed for its antioxidant and inflammatory qualities that decrease redness and irritation. Cica is on double hydrating duty, improving moisture by hydrating the skin’s surface, and reducing water loss to plump and fill fine lines and wrinkles. A natural healer, Cica was shown in tests to heal wounds up to 40% faster than those that remained untreated.
Ceramides 1+3 (NS/NG)
Ceramides are particularly valuable for sensitive skins, and protect against the unusually high rate of water loss that problem skins can face due to a compromised skin barrier. They aid moisturisation while strengthening the skin’s natural barrier, protecting it from itching and inflammation caused when irritants penetrate and invade.
Humectant Glycerin draws moisture to the skin and protects against future moisture loss.
Niacinamide (AKA Nicotinamide)
Niacinamide brightens the skin, while increasing skin elasticity to reduce wrinkles. Able to reduce redness and pigmentation, this active also contains anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties that are particularly useful for treating reactive skin types, including eczema and acne.
Moisturising Panthenol, or pro-vitamin B5, helps skin attract and hold water, and has been shown to increase hydration by up to 49% over 28 days.
Prickly Pear (Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem) Extract
Prickly pear extract is part of the cactaceae family and has been found to soothe, protect and increase hydration in sensitive skin in cell culture tests.
Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter
Notable for its healing qualities, shea butter helps with scars, bruises and burns recovery, and prevents rashes, dermatitis and eczema.
Squalane boosts the skin’s barrier and significantly reduces dryness, preventing transepidermal water loss to protect against flaky and dehydrated skin.
Skin-softening tocopherol, or vitamin E, helps skin create a natural barrier to retain moisture, while protecting cells from environmental damage.
Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Extract
Vitis Vinifera, also known as grape seed extract, is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant botanical, historically used in Europe to calm and heal wounds. It can significantly increase moisture and improve the skin’s elasticity.