Skincare Ingredient Dictionary

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  • Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Promotes Healing
      • Preservative (stabilizes formulations and protects against bacteria, mold, and fungus)
      • Anti-Bacterial
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Intensive Firming Neck Creme, Advanced Resurfacing Serum

       

  • Saccharide Isomerate
    • Benefits:

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

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 3,4

      Found in Our: Skin Recovery Lotion

       

  • Saccharomyces Lysate Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Oxygenating
      • Boosts Production of Collagen and Elastin
      • Anti-Inflammatory
      • Promotes Healing
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1,3,4

      Found in Our: Skin Correcting Serum

       

  • Safflower Seed Oil
    • Benefits:

      • Emollient (softens and seals in hydration)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Energizing Cleansing Masque, Dual Enzyme Softening Peel, Rosemary Mint Cleansing Milk, Firm + Repair Overnight Serum, Vitamin Infused Cleansing Emulsion, Pro Remedy Oil

      Also Known As: Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil

  • Salicylic Acid
    • Benefits:

      • Acid Exfoliant (BHA)
      • Anti-Inflammatory
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: BHA Clarifying Serum, Triple Berry Smoothing Peel, Pore + Wrinkle Perfecting Serum, AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser, Rapid Response Detox Toner, Rapid Response Detox Masque, Daytime Blemish Gel

      Also Known As: Betaine Salicylate

  • Sage Oil
    • Benefits:

      • Astringent
      • Anti-Bacterial
      • Anti-Inflammatory
      • Promotes Healing
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1,3,4

      Found in Our: Purifying Face Wash, Rapid Response Detox Toner, Rapid Response Detox Cleanser

      Also Known As: Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea) Oil, Salvia Officinalis Oil

  • Sandalwood Extract
    • Benefits:

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

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1,5,7-9

      Found in Our: Moisture Protecting Cleanser, Daily Mattifying Solution

      Also Known As: Santalum Austrocaledonicum Wood Oil, Santalum Album Extract

  • SD Alcohol 40
    • Benefits:

      • Solvent (enhances ingredient functionality)
      • Anti-Bacterial
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Daytime Blemish Gel, Night Time Spot Lotion

      Also Known As: SD Alcohol 40-B

  • Sea Buckthorn Fruit Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Anti-Inflammatory
      • Promotes Healing
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types:5,8,9

      Found in Our: Vitamin Infused Cleansing Emulsion

      Also Known As: Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract

  • Sea Whip Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Anti-Inflammatory
      • Barrier Repairing
      • Reduces Redness
      • Soothes Irritation

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Post-Breakout Fading Gel, Redness Care Firming Serum, Hydraboost Rescue Creme, Phytolipid Comfort Creme, Purifying Face Wash

      Also Known As: Pseudopterogorgia Elizabethae Extract

  • Shea Butter
    • Benefits:

      • Emollient (softens and seals in hydration)
      • Barrier Repairing
      • Skin Protectant
      • Soothes Irritation
      • Moisturizing
      • Botanical Extract
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Vitamin C&E Treatment, Total Eye Repair Creme, Glow Enhancing Creme, Phytolipid Comfort Creme, Pure Radiance Creme Masque

      Also Known As: Pseudopterogorgia Elizabethae Extract

  • Silver Ear Mushroom
    • Benefits:

      • Anti-Inflammatory
      • Immune Strengthening
      • Soothes Irritation
      • Promotes Healing
      • Hydrating
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: BHA Clarifying Serum

      Also Known As: Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide

  • Sodium Acrylate/Acrylonitrogens Copolymer
    • Benefits:

      • Skin Conditioner (moisturizing)
      • Binding Agent
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Skin Correcting Serum

       

  • Sodium Benzoate
    • Benefits:

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

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Sheer Moisture Lotion, Moisture Protecting Cleanser, Vitamin-Infused Cleansing Emulsion, Ultra Gentle Smoothing Serum, Total Eye Repair Creme, Phytolipid Comfort Creme, Moisture Infusion Toner, Overnight Eye Serum, Pore+Wrinkle Perfecting Serum, Pro Results Power Serum, Smoothing Body Serum, Firm+Repair Overnight Serum, Rapid Response Detox Toner

       

  • Sodium Borate
    • Benefits:

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

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Soothing Eye Makeup Remover

       

  • Sodium-C14-16-Olefin-Sulfonate
    • Benefits:

      • Sulfate-Free Foaming Agent
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Luxe Mint Cleansing Gel

       

  • Sodium Chloride
    • Benefits:

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

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Soothing Eye Makeup Remover, AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser

       

  • Sodium Citrate
    • Benefits:

      • pH Adjuster
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Anti Bump Solution

       

  • Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids
    • Benefits:

      • Surfactant (gentle cleansing agent)
      • Sulfate-Free Foaming Agent
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1,3

      Found in Our: AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser

       

  • Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate
    • Benefits:

      • Surfactant (gentle cleansing agent)
      • Sulfate-Free Foaming Agent
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1,3,4

      Found in Our: Rapid Response Detox Cleanser

       

  • Sodium Hyaluronate
    • Benefits:

      • Humectant (attracts and binds hydration)
      • Emulsifier (prevents product separation)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Daily Mattifying Solution, Glow Enhancing Creme, Skin Drink Concentrate, Total Eye Repair Creme, Skin Correcting Serum, Vitamin C Eye Brightener, Skin Recovery Lotion, Moisture Infusion Toner, Hydraboost Rescue Creme, Rapid Response Detox Masque, Weightless Protection SPF 30

      Also Known As: Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronic Spheres

  • Sodium Hydroxide
    • Benefits:

      • pH Adjuster
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Skin Correcting Serum, Daily Mattifying Solution, Sheer Moisture Lotion, AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser, Overnight Eye Serum, Soothing Aloe Cleansing Milk, Ultra Gentle Smoothing Serum, Luxe Mint Cleansing Gel, Pore+Wrinkle Perfecting Serum, Rapid Response Detox Toner, Rosemary Mint Cleansing Milk, Redness Care Firming Serum, Moisture Protecting Cleanser, Hydraboost Rescue Creme, Total Eye Repair Creme

       

  • Sodium Lactate
    • Benefits:

      • pH Adjuster
      • Humectant (attracts and binds hydration)
      • Acid Exfoliant (AHA)
      • Vegan*

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-4

      Found in Our: Post Breakout Fading Gel

      *We formulate with a form of sodium lactate that is vegan. Not all forms of sodium lactate are vegan.

  • Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids
    • Benefits:

      • Skin Conditioner (moisturizing)
      • Surfactant (gentle cleansing agent)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Purifying Face Wash

       

  • Sodium Metabisulfite
    • Benefits:

      • Antioxidant (protects against free radical damage)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Triple Berry Smoothing Peel

       

  • Sodium PCA
    • Benefits:

      • Humectant (attracts and binds hydration)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Skin Drink Concentrate, Energy Boosting Toner, Elderberry Soothing Toner, AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser, Weightless Protection SPF 30

       

  • Sorbitol
    • Benefits:

      • Humectant (attracts and binds hydration)
      • Soothing
      • Softening
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Soothing Aloe Cleansing Milk, Elderberry Soothing Toner, Skin Correcting Serum, Hydraboost Rescue Creme

      Also Known As: Biosaccharide Gum-1

  • Soybean Oil
    • Benefits:

      • Emollient (softens and seals in hydration)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Glow Enhancing Creme, Pure Radiance Creme Masque, Phytolipid Comfort Creme, Vitamin-Infused Cleansing Emulsion, Hydraboost Rescue Creme, Vitamin C&E Treatment, Dual Enzyme Softening Peel, Sheer Moisture Lotion, Total Eye Repair Creme, Advanced Resurfacing Serum

      Also Known As: Soybean Sterols, Glycine Soja Oil, Soy Phospholipids

  • Spin Trap
    • Benefits:

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

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Daily Mattifying Solution

      Also Known As: Phenyl T-Butylnitrone

  • Spirulina Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Antioxidant (protects against free radical damage)
      • Skin Conditioner (moisturizing)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 6-8

      Found in Our: Rosemary Mint Cleansing Milk

      Also Known As: Spirulina Maxima Extract

  • Squalane
    • Benefits:

      • Emollient (softens and seals in hydration)
      • Skin Conditioner (moisturizing)
      • Barrier Repairing
      • Vegan*

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 5-9

      Found in Our: Intensive Firming Neck Creme, Vitamin C Eye Brightener, Pure Radiance Creme Masque, Advanced Resurfacing Serum

      *We formulate with a form of squalane that is vegan. Not all forms of squalane are vegan.

  • Squalene
    • Benefits:

      • Emollient (softens and seals in hydration)
      • Skin Conditioner (moisturizing)
      • Barrier Repairing
      • Vegan*

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 5-9

      Found in Our: Pure Radiance Creme Masque

      *We formulate with a form of squalane that is vegan. Not all forms of squalane are vegan.

  • St. John's Wort Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Astringent
      • Anti-Inflammatory
      • Soothes Irritation
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-4

      Found in Our: Energizing Cleansing Masque

      Also Known As: Hypericum Perforatum Extract

  • Steareth-20
    • Benefits:

      • Emulsifier (prevents product separation)
      • Solvent (enhances ingredient functionality)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Vitamin C Eye Brightener, Redness Care Firming Serum

       

  • Stearic Acid
    • Benefits:

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

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Total Eye Repair Creme, Rosemary Mint Cleansing Milk, Mint Buffings Beads, Hydraboost Rescue Creme, Soothing Aloe Cleansing Milk

      *We formulate with a form of stearic acid that is vegan. Not all forms of stearic acid are vegan.

  • Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate
    • Benefits:

      • Anti-Inflammatory
      • Soothes Irritation
      • Vegan*

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 5-9

      Found in Our: Phytolipid Comfort Creme, Pure Radiance Creme Masque

      *We formulate with a form of stearyl glycyrrhetinate that is vegan. Not all forms of stearyl glycyrrhetinate are vegan.

  • Strawberry Fruit Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Natural Colorant
      • Astringent
      • Soothes Irritation
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Triple Berry Smoothing Peel

      Also Known As: Fragaria Vesca Fruit Extract

  • Sucrose Fatty Acid Esters
    • Benefits:

      • Corrects Hyperpigmentation
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Skin Correcting Serum

      Also Known As: Sucrose Dilaurate, Sucrose Laurate, Sucrose Trilaurate

  • Sugar Cane Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Skin Conditioner (moisturizing)
      • Texture Enhancer
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 2,4,6

      Found in Our: Pore + Wrinkle Perfecting Serum

      Also Known As: Saccharum Officinarum Extract

  • Sugar Maple Extract
    • Benefits:

      • Antibacterial
      • Fights Free Radical Damage
      • Prevents Premature Aging
      • pH Adjuster
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Pore + Wrinkle Perfecting Serum

      Also Known As: Acer Saccharinum Extract, Acer Saccharum Extract

  • Sulfur
    • Benefits:

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

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-4

      Found in Our: Night Time Spot Lotion, Daytime Blemish Gel

       

  • Sunflower Oil
    • Benefits:

      • Emollient (softens and seals in hydration)
      • Skin Conditioner (moisturizing)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Pro Remedy Oil

      Also Known As: Helianthus Annuus Oil, Hybrid Sunflower Oil

  • Superoxide Dismutase
    • Benefits:

      • Enzyme Exfoliant
      • Antioxidant (protects against free radical damage)
      • Anti-Inflammatory
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 1-9

      Found in Our: Pro Remedy Oil

      Also Known As: Skin Correcting Serum, Moisture Infusion Toner

  • Sweet Almond Oil
    • Benefits:

      • Emollient (softens and seals in hydration)
      • Skin Conditioner (moisturizing)
      • Vegan

      Most Beneficial for Skin Types: 5-9

      Found in Our: Intensive Firming Neck Creme, Moisture Protecting Cleanser, Pro Remedy Oil, Pure Radiance Creme Masque

      Also Known As: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed Extract, Sweet Almond Kernel Oil, Sweet Almond Seed Extract