If you’re not well versed in the world of skincare, you may be overwhelmed by the intimidating names constantly thrown by dermatologists when talking about active ingredients - like Peptides, Ceramides or Hyaluronic Acid.
Have no fear - we’re here to break down what actives actually are and why you need to start incorporating them into your skincare routine if you want healthy, glowing skin!
What are actives?
Actives are products that contain active ingredients that are backed by science. This means if they appear on a bottle of your skincare, they will most likely be effective and give you the results they promise to give. They’ve usually been proven in a lab, by research, to change the skin in some way.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
A form of vitamin B-3, which is an essential nutrient and antioxidant that is important for cell repair, adding extra moisturising properties to those formulas to give you soft, plump skin..
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid to skin
Anti-ageing, Moisturising, Treats eczema, Treats redness, Heals wounds
Lipids, or fatty acids that are produced in the sebaceous glands in our skin. Ceramides make up 50% of our skin’s epidermis - which is the skin’s outer layer.
Benefits of Ceramides to the skin
Prevents transepidermal water loss, Reduces inflammation, Rejuvenates ageing skin, Improves skin barrier function, Prevents acne breakouts
Ceramides can be found in Hydrating Peptide Day Cream, which helps to protect and restore the skin’s moisture barrier.
Fundamental components of cells that are made up of chains of amino acids held together by peptide bonds. Collagen is made of three polypeptide chains, so adding peptides to skincare can stimulate your skin to make collagen.
A form of vitamin B3, which is an essential nutrient and antioxidant that is important for cell repair. Niacinamide an important role in soothing, helping to restore the skin barrier
Benefits of Niacinamide
Minimise pore appearance, Regulates oil, Treats hyperpigmentation, Minimises fine lines and wrinkles, Minimises redness and inflammation
Ameliox is a naturally derived, anti-glycation (reducing reactions that have an impact on the skin) peptide, which is scientifically proven to visibly reduce lines and wrinkles.
Best product with Ameliox
Natural and plant-based
Commonly used ingredient in skincare to help fight free radical damage and stimulate normal collagen production for smoothing wrinkles and visibly firming skin.
You may be wondering how we got our ‘clinically-proven’ results for some of our products. Our products have been in vitro tested by a lab in New Zealand called Trinity Bioactives. They use real human skin cells and inject the cells with our products, then measure the increase in collagen and elastin in the skin cells. These results and claims shown on our product pages have come from the lab where we had it all tested.