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Ingredients - Men's Skin Care Products

 
Men's Skin Care Product Ingredients - Nutritional Diet Supplements Ingredients
Navigate our men's skin care product ingredients and nutritional diet supplemets ingredients database to understand the properties and characteristics of the key ingredients in our products.

Acetyl Hexapeptide-3
Also known as Argireline. Powerful pentapeptides that block the release of a neurotransmitter which causes facial muscles to tense and wrinkles to appear. Used in: Anti-Aging Formula
Astaxanthin
A carotenoid (pigment found in plants and some bacteria) which works to absorb free radicals and prevent oxidation damage in cells and tissues. Astaxanthin is seen as the red / pink coloring of lobsters, salmon, shrimp and crabs. It is fat-soluble, which means it can be absorbed into fatty tissue and cross the blood-brain barrier, and is considered to have greater antioxidant qualities than Vitamin E and Lutein. Astaxanthin is being studied for treatment of immune, neurodegenerative and arthritic diseases. Used in: Advanced Antioxidants Daily Supplement
Allantoin
Superior anti-irritant and soothing botanical agent derived from the root of the comfrey plant. Specially appropriate for sensitive, irritated or stressed skin. Can be found in many sun, acne and sensitive skin products, and also used in toothpastes, mouthwashes and shampoos due to its astringent properties. Used in small concentrations due to active properties. Used in: Advanced Shave Formula, Post-Shave Repair, Microfine Face Scrub, Daily Face Wash, TiO2 Sunblock SPF 30, Daily Body Wash, Advanced Deodorant

Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe barbadensis)
Obtained from the aloe vera plant, a stemless, spiky-leaved plant well-recognized for its moisturizing, healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Used in formulations for sensitive or stressed skin. Has been credited with treating burns, cuts, inflamed skin and dry skin conditions. The clear gel-like sap of the aloe plant has also been used internally as a laxative. There are over 400 species of aloe in the world today. Used in: Advanced Shave Formula, Post-Shave Repair, Microfine Face Scrub, Daily Face Wash, TiO2 Sunblock SPF 30, Daily Body Wash, Advanced Deodorant
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA)

Family of naturally occurring acids used professionally for exfoliating and moisturizing the skin. (See Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid and Malic Acid). Used in: Advanced Face Lotion, Daily Shampoo

Alpha Lipoic Acid

An ultra-powerful antioxidant that is both water and oil soluble, meaning it can penetrate all areas of the cell to protect against damage caused by free radicals. Works with other antioxidants to boost their levels of effectiveness. Used in: Anti-Aging Formula

Antioxidants

Powerful substances critical to the body's maintenance because they help block the damaging effects of free radicals through oxidation. Oxidation is a naturally occurring process where cells are constantly created and destroyed in the body. Free radicals are byproducts of oxidation. When free radicals react with certain body chemicals, they can interfere with normal cell function and seriously damage cells. Antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals before damage can be done. Vitamins A, C, E, selenium and zinc are powerful antioxidants available in fruit, leafy vegetables, nuts, beans, green and black teas and red wine. Antioxidants can also be used externally on the skin's surface to improve its appearance. Used in: Eye Rescue Formula, TiO2 Sunblock SPF 30, Advanced Deodorant

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
See Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate.
Avocado Extract

A flower well-renowned for its powerful soothing and anti-inflammatory features. Refreshes and revives delicate skin, especially the area surrounding eyes. Used in: Advanced Shave Formula

Azulene
Highly effective anti-inflammatory and soothing agent derived from German chamomile flowers. Used professionally in topical applications for sensitive skin. Has been used in sun care and burn products, as well as calming face and body creams. Used in: Advanced Shave Formula, Post-Shave Repair
Benzoyl Peroxide
An antibacterial ingredient prescribed by dermatologists as the preferred topical medicine for safe treatment for acne. Benzoyl Peroxide absorbs into the skin and clears acne-causing bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) on the surface. It also acts as a drying agent to absorb excessive oils and clear pores, while promoting greater cell exfoliation and renewal. Because of these properties, Benzoyl Peroxide may in some cases cause irritation, dryness or peeling during the first days of usage before a tolerance is built up. It is recommended that sun protection be worn when using Benzoyl Peroxide and exposed to the sun’s rays.
Bentonite and Kaolin Clays
Bentonite and Kaolin are natural purified clays extracted from natural deposits from volcanic and geological origin. They have been used in medicine and skincare for their unique abilities to absorb large amounts of proteins, oily residues and natural sebum, thus removing skin impurities and pore-clogging residues.
Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA)
See Salicylic Acid.
Camphor
Natural ingredient credited with anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, astringent and skin-cooling properties. Ideal for chapped, rough or damaged skin. Derived from the Asian Evergreen tree. Has a fresh, clean scent similar to eucalyptus. The scent has aromatheraputic properties, as camphor has been known to calm headaches and eye strain. Used in: Post-Shave Repair
Cera Alba
Also known as beeswax. A white wax secreted by bees and used to form their honeycombs. Used for centuries to soften skin, reduce swelling and restore skin's suppleness. Used in: Advanced Lip Protection
Chamomile
A flower well-renowned for its powerful soothing and anti-inflammatory features. Refreshes and revives delicate skin, especially the area surrounding eyes. Used in: Eye Rescue Formula, TiO2 Sunblock SPF 30, Pigmentation Repair Formula
CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10)
Also known as Ubiquinone. First discovered in 1957 at the University of Wisconsin Enzyme Institute. Present in human mitochondria. Essential nutrient produced by the body, the levels of which diminish with age and exposure to sun. Acts as a natural antioxidant to help defend cells against aging and free-radical damage. Is being studied for use in prevention of Parkinson's Disease, metabolic disorders, heart conditions and migraine headaches. Used in: Eye Rescue Formula
Comfrey

A European herb with broad, green leaves that produces bell-shaped flowers. Used to diminish skin irritation and swelling. Helps heal damaged skin and promotes cell growth and replacement. Contains another botanical soothing agent called Allantoin. Traditionally known as Knitbone for its excellent healing properties. Is also used as a mulching agent. Used in: Advanced Lip Protection

Conjugated Lineloic Acid (CLA)
A fatty acid present in milk, cheese and meat from grass-fed animals such as cattle. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) has shown to possess antioxidant qualities and cancer-fighting abilities. CLA also assists in building muscle, decreasing body fat and benefiting the immune system. While it does not cause weight loss, when incorporated into a healthy diet and exercise regimen, it promotes the conversion of dietary fat into muscle growth and helps keep weight maintained. Used in: Advanced CLA Supplement Formula
GABA
Gamma-aminobutyric acid. A naturally occurring amino acid found in the nervous system and synthesized in the brain. Relaxes muscles and bodily tissues by inhibiting and controlling nerve impulses. Because of its unique ability to release muscle tension, it is being used in a variety of ways, from treating nerve disorders and epilepsy to promoting hormone growth and as a dermatological-grade ingredient. The act of relaxing tension in the face has the significant result of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Used in: Anti-Aging Formula
Glycerin
A clear, thick liquid derived from vegetable oils that appears as a byproduct of the soap making process. Humectant with impressive capability to continually absorb water from the environment and bind it to the skin. Increases the skin's softness, suppleness and elasticity. Its lubricating properties make it superior to foaming ingredients for shaving preparations. Used in: Advanced Shave Formula, Eye Rescue Formula, Advanced Face Lotion, Daily Shampoo, Advanced Deodorant
Glycolic Acid
Also known as an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). Naturally derived from sugar cane, as well as synthetically produced. Used by dermatologists and men's skin care professionals to gently shed upper layers of the skin, leading to smoother, softer skin, and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, dry patches and dark spots. Works by dissolving bonds between skin cells for easier and more effective exfoliation. Encourages the production of new skin cells for a fresh, healthy complexion. Used in: Microfine Face Scrub, Daily Face Wash, Daily Body Wash, Pigmentation Repair Formula
Grapeseed
Produced from the leaves and stem of the tea plant. Powerful antioxidant with high content of catechin and phenolic acids. Plays an important role defending against free radicals, and soothing and calming stressed skin. Has been attributed with having cleansing and healing properties for over 1000 years. Recent studies have proposed use of green tea extracts in prevention and treatment of cancers, arthritis and heart disease, but claims have not been fully proven yet. Used in: Eye Rescue Formula, Advanced Face Lotion, TiO2 Sunblock SPF 30, Anti-Aging Formula
Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis)
Produced from the leaves and stem of the tea plant. Powerful antioxidant with high content of catechin and phenolic acids. Plays an important role defending against free radicals, and soothing and calming stressed skin. Has been attributed with having cleansing and healing properties for over 1000 years. Recent studies have proposed use of green tea extracts in prevention and treatment of cancers, arthritis and heart disease, but claims have not been fully proven yet.

Used in: Eye Rescue Formula, Advanced Face Lotion, TiO2 Sunblock SPF 30, Anti-Aging Formula

Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate)
Also known as a glycosaminoglycan. Dermatological-grade "hypermoisturizer" or humectant which occurs naturally in the skin. Employed mostly in high-performance professional formulations due to its high cost. Application results in increased firmness and elasticity, and improvement in the appearance of fine lines. As part of the body's natural process, it keeps body tissues and joints well-lubricated and cushioned. Used in: Eye Rescue Formula, Advanced Face Lotion, Anti-Aging Formula
Hydrocotyle
Derived from a predominantly aquatic plant (Gotu kola or Centella Asiatica). Widely used in Indian herbal remedies to reduce skin inflammation, irritation, itching and burning, and facilitate quicker healing of wounds. Also assists in increasing blood circulation and in the creation of new skin cells. Historically, has been used to treat skin conditions, fever, diarrhea, ulcers and anxiety disorders. Used in: Anti-Aging Formula
Hydro-Silicones

High-performance lubricants that prevent water evaporation. Assist in protecting the skin and increasing softness and elasticity, without imparting an oily, greasy or heavy feeling. Used in: Advanced Face Lotion

Kojic Acid

High-performance ingredient derived from a fungus. Used to brighten and normalize pigmentation of the skin. Helps reduce the appearance of darkened areas, such as lentigines or areas under the eyes, by inhibiting melanin (pigment) production. Effects are similar to that of hydroquinone. Has been used with other sunscreen components to prevent UV exposure damage to skin. Used in: Eye Rescue Formula, Pigmentation Repair Formula

Lactic Acid
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) with significant exfoliating and moisturizing capabilities. Used professionally to improve skin's smoothness and softness. Has also been recommended to reduce the appearance of fine lines, lighten dark pigmentation areas and plump up sagging skin. Used in: Advanced Face Lotion, Daily Shampoo
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Highly active form of Vitamin C preferred by skin professionals for its stable topical characteristics. It is proven non-irritating and suitable for sensitive skin. Helps protect and repair the skin, improves its appearance due to antioxidant and skin-brightening capabilities, and assists in the production of collagen (collagen levels keep skin taut and smooth). Used in: Advanced Face Lotion, Daily Shampoo
Malic Acid
Naturally occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) found in apples and other fruits. Shares some of the moisturizing and exfoliating characteristics of other AHA's and has been shown to strengthen cells throughout the skin and body.Used in: Advanced Face Lotion, Daily Shampoo
Microzeolites
Uniquely structured microscopic minerals that eliminate and prevent odors. Because they have an intricate honey-comb molecular structure and an extremely porous surface, they can attract and trap many types of ions and molecules, including those that make up gases and bad odors. Used in industrial, commercial and personal settings to reduce odor in refrigerators as well as waste water filtration systems. Can absorb a large amount of molecules without any physical change to themselves. Used in: Advanced Deodorant
Octinoxate

Also known as octyl methoxycinnamate. A powerful sunscreen agent that absorbs UV rays (especially UVB), is non-allergenic and does not dissolve in water. Used in: Advanced Lip Protection

Oxybenzone

An FDA-approved chemical that absorbs harmful UVA rays and complements other sunscreen agents that shield the skin from harmful sun damage. Used in: Advanced Lip Protection

Palmitoyl Oligopeptides

Peptides (also known as Polypeptides) are complex molecules derived from combining chains of amino acids (the body's building blocks.) Palmitoyl Oligopeptides help smooth wrinkles and fill in fine lines on the skin. Collagen supports skin's structure and keeps it firm and unwrinkled, but levels within the body decrease with age. Used in: Anti-Aging Formula

Panthenol (Vitamin B5)
Excellent hair nutrient with penetrating abilities to support cellular growth and tissue repair. Binds to hair follicles and attracts moisture, lubricating them to increase luster and elasticity, repair damage and increase hair thickness. Used in: Daily Shampoo
Peptides
Peptides (also known as Polypeptides) are complex molecules derived from combining chains of amino acids (the body's building blocks.) Palmitoyl Oligopeptides help smooth wrinkles and fill in fine lines on the skin. Collagen supports skin's structure and keeps it firm and unwrinkled, but levels within the body decrease with age. Used in: Anti-Aging Formula
Pycnogenol
A liquid extract from the bark of maritime pine trees found in southwest France. Pycnogenol contains a high concentration of antioxidants such as polyphenols (grapes) and bioflavonoids (green tea). It works to help strengthen blood vessel walls, improve circulation, reduce inflammation by preventing constriction of arteries and assist the immune system. Pycnogenol is being studied for its benefits to cardiovascular health, allergy relief and sports nutrition, among others. Used in: Advanced Antioxidants Daily Supplement
Retinol
Retinol is widely prescribed by doctors and dermatologists for the treatment of acne, darkened cells and hyperpigmentation, and signs of aging. Retinol is also incorporated into procedures for the vision and immune systems, and assistance in bone growth. Derived from Vitamin A, Retinol is an antioxidant vitamin that is part of the chemical family of retinoids. Because it is fat-soluble, it is able to absorb into fatty layers of skin to promote greater cell renewal and increases in collagen and elastin production. Used in: Pigmentation Repair Formula, Anti-Aging Formula.
Rosemary

A fragrant herb native to the Mediterranean area. Prized for centuries in skin care for its antiseptic and invigorating qualities. Used in topical applications and brewed into teas to improve blood circulation and tone skin. Has antibacterial and soothing qualities, and has been used historically to treat everything from headaches and sore throat to eczema and dandruff. Used in: Post-Shave Repair, Advanced Lip Protection

Salicylic Acid (BHA)
Powerful ingredient prescribed by doctors and skincare professionals for treatment of acne, ingrown hairs, and dandruff. Also used to combat the effects of aging on the skin. Has penetrating, exfoliating, antibacterial and moisturizing properties. Helps prevent pore-clogging, refines skin texture and removes oily matter on skin's surface. Also known as a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA). Used in: Advanced Shave Formula, Post-Shave Repair, Microfine Face Scrub, Daily Face Wash, Advanced Face Lotion, Daily Body Wash, Daily Shampoo

Shea Butter
Extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree. Is an effective, time-honored emollient that moisturizes and rejuvenates the appearance of skin, as well as restores suppleness. Is known to soothe and help heal cracked and damaged skin, promote greater cell regeneration and assist in circulation. It is non-irritating and can be used on even the most sensitive areas of the face and body. Used in: Eye Rescue Formula, Pigmentation Repair Formula
Soy & Olive Extracts
Soybean extract contains vitamins A, E and K, and is a non-irritating, natural moisturizer. Olive Extract has superb antiseptic properties and battles the effects of dry and damaged skin. It contains Vitamin E and beneficial fatty acids that moisturize and hydrate skin. Used in: Advanced Lip Protection
Squalane (or Squalene)
First discovered in Japan. A highly effective moisturizer that is extremely compatible with human skin (due to the fact that human sebum is composed of 25% squalane, allowing it to be easily absorbed). Helps maintain the skin's natural softness and suppleness. Can be produced from natural plants (such as olives) or fish oils. Used in: Advanced Face Lotion
Tea Tree Extract
Versatile botanical extract highly beneficial to the skin. Reduces congestion, itching and irritation, and leads to more effective healing. Has been a preferred medicinal ingredient by Australian aborigines for thousands of years. Credited with antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Also used in animal grooming and household cleaning. Has clean, sharp scent similar to eucalyptus or pine bark. Used in: Advanced Shave Formula, Post-Shave Repair, Daily Body Wash, Advanced Deodorant

Titanium Dioxide
Also known as TiO2. FDA-approved chemical that deflects UV rays from the skin's surface and complements other sunscreen ingredients for maximum sun blockage. Unlike chemical sunscreens that penetrate and directly react with the skin, Titanium Dioxide provides a physical layer of protection, causing harmful rays to be deflected or absorbed. Its solid white appearance has been used as a pigment to color a variety of things: from correction fluid and paint to toothpaste and cosmetics. Used in: TiO2 Sunblock SPF 30
Tocotrienol
A member of the Vitamin E group, which also contains Tocopherol. Tocotrienol works to diminish blood clotting and inflammation. Both Tocopherol and Tocotrienol are used for their anti-oxidation properties, but Tocotrienol is considered more effective because its fat-soluble chemical structure can more thoroughly penetrate tissue layers. The largest source of Tocotrienol comes from palm oil. Used in: Advanced Antioxidants Daily Supplement
Urea
Also known as carbamide. Organic moisturizing compound capable of attracting and retaining water. Helps in the absorption of other ingredients. Credited with protecting the skin due to buffering and anti-inflammatory capabilities. Urea is used industrially as a flame-retardant agent and a component in plastic, among other uses. Used in: Daily Face Wash, TiO2 Sunblock SPF 30, Daily Body Wash
Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate)

Helps to improve the skin's texture, elasticity, firmness and smoothness. Plays a role in regeneration of skin cells and in anti-aging treatments. Is a key supporter of the immune, respiratory and skin systems. Can be found naturally in meat and dairy products and vegetables such as carrots, spinach, squash and kale. Used in: Advanced Face Lotion

Vitamin B

See Panthenol. Used in: Daily Shampoo

Vitamin C

See Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate. Used in: Eye Rescue Formula, Advanced Face Lotion, Pigmentation Repair Formula

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
See Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate.
Vitamin D

Also known as calciferol. It is an important factor in epidermal-cell turnover, which helps to improve skin's feel and firmness with regular use. Also used to develop and strengthen teeth and bones. Production is activated within the body by a small amount of exposure to sunlight. Used in: Advanced Face Lotion

Vitamin E
Considered the most important topical antioxidant and an integral supporter of the immune system. Helps the skin retain moisture and reduces the appearance of fine lines and other signs of aging by combating the effects of free radicals within the body. Can be found in such foods as nuts, grains, beans, eggs and some fruits and vegetables. Used in: Eye Rescue Formula, TiO2 Sunblock SPF 30, Pigmentation Repair Formula, Advanced Face Lotion, Daily Shampoo, Anti-Aging Formula
Vitamin K (Phytomenadione)
Naturally found in dark green, leafy vegetables and required for normal functioning of the body and skin. Helps support bone development and assist in blood clotting. Works to improve the appearance of darkly-pigmented or rough skin areas. Used by dermatologists to help repair of skin and even tone. Used in: Eye Rescue Formula
Wheat Proteins
Natural nutrient, conditioner and moisturizer for skin and hair. Forms a thin film on hair follicles to help strengthen them and maintain a natural moisture balance, preventing roughness and brittle texture. Used in: Daily Shampoo
Witch Hazel Extract
Taken from the leaves and trunk of the witch hazel plant. A highly effective natural ingredient used to treat, heal and soothe inflamed or irritated skin. It is an ideal substance renowned for its astringent and antiseptic qualities. Used in topical form and brewed as a tea to ease headaches, backaches, strained skin, burns, cuts and bruises. Used in: Advanced Deodorant