Skincare Ingredient Dictionary

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  • Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
    • Benefits:

      • Product Thickener
      • Emulsifier (prevents product separation)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Total Eye Repair

       

  • Magnesium Carbonate
    • Benefits:

      • Drying Agent
      • Astringent
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Nighttime Spot Treatment

       

  • Malic Acid
    • Benefits:

      • Exfoliating Acid
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Triple Berry Smoothing Peel

       

  • Mallow Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Emollient (softens and seals in hydration)
      • Soothes Irritation
      • Anti-Inflammatory
      • Antioxidant (protects against free radical damage)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 3,4

      Found in Our: Skin Recovery Lotion

      Also Known As: Malva Sylvestris Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract

  • Maltodextrin
    • Benefits:

      • Humectant (attracts and binds hydration)
      • Emollient (softens and seals in hydration)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 4,5,9

      Found in Our: Dual Enzyme Softening Peel

       

  • Mandelic Acid
    • Benefits:

      • Acid Exfoliant (AHA)
      • Tyrosinase Inhibitor (melanin suppressant)
      • Anti-Inflammatory
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Smoothing Body Serum, Triple Berry Smoothing Serum, Pro Results Power Serum

       

  • Mangosteen Peel Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Anti-Bacterial
      • Antioxidant (protects against free radical damage)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1,3,6-8

      Found in Our: Firm + Repair Overnight Serum, AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser

      Also Known As: Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract, Superfruits

  • Mate Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Antioxidant (protects against free radical damage)
      • Promotes Healing
      • Soothes Irritation
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-4

      Found in Our:Post-Breakout Fading Gel

      Also Known As: Yerba Mate Extract

  • Meadowsweet Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Balances Excess Oil Production
      • Anti-Inflammatory
      • Healing
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Balancing Skin Tonic

      Also Known As: Spiraea Ulmaria

  • Melon Fruit Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Humectant (attracts and binds hydration)
      • Soothes Irritation
      • Antioxidant (protects against free radical damage)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 5,7-9

      Found in Our: Moisture Protecting Cleanser

      Also Known As: Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract

  • Menthoxypropanediol
    • Benefits:

      • Stimulant (Increases blood flow)
      • Cools the skin
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 2&6

      Found in Our: Mint Renewal Cleanser

  • Methyl Gluceth-20
    • Benefits:

      • Humectant (attracts and binds hydration)
      • Skin Conditioner (moisturizing)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Moisture Protecting Cleanser

      Also Known As: Anti-Bump Solution, Vitamin C Eye Brightener, Hydraboost Rescue Creme

  • Methylisothiazolinone
    • Benefits:

      • Preservative (stabilizes formulations and protects against bacteria, mold, and fungus)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 2,5-9

      Found in Our: Advanced Resurfacing Serum

       

  • Methylparaben
    • Benefits:

      • Preservative (stabilizes formulations and protects against bacteria, mold, and fungus)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Weightless Protection SPF 30

       

  • Methylpropanediol
    • Benefits:

      • Skin Conditioner (moisturizing)
      • Solvent (enhances ingredient functionality)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 2-9

      Found in Our:Skin Drink Concentrate, Vitamin C&E Treatment

       

  • Methylsilanol Carboxymethyl Theophylline Aliginate
    • Benefits:

      • Skin Conditioner (moisturizing)
      • Firming
      • Reduces Puffiness
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our:Intensive Firming Neck Creme

       

  • Mica
    • Benefits:

      • Texture Enhancer
      • Natural Colorant
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our:Advanced Resurfacing Serum

       

  • Mugwort Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Skin Conditioner (moisturizing)
      • Natural Fragrance
      • Botanical Extract
      • Anti-bacterial
      • Anti-Inflammatory
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our:Vitamin Infused Cleansing Emulsion, Phytolipid Comfort Creme, Advanced Resurfacing Serum, Rapid Response Detox Masque,Rapid Response Detox Cleanser

      Also Known As: Artemisia Vulgaris Extract,Artemisia Herba-Alba Oil