Peptides are chains of amino acids that form the building blocks of proteins. When used in skincare, peptides stimulate collagen production and can even have similar effects as Botox, targeting the small muscle contractions in our face that create smile lines or wrinkles over time.
Retinol is a powerful antioxidant derived from Vitamin A. It's a foundational product for skincare regimens that is highly regarded for its impact on the visible effects of photoaging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and lost elasticity.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring water-based moisturizer found in our skin. Hyaluronic acid has unique moisturizing properties; as a humectant, it's capable of attracting water to itself and it can also retain up to 1,000x its weight in water, making it the ultimate moisturizing ingredient.
Alpha arbutin is naturally occurring antioxidant and brightening agent that is typically extracted from the bearberry plant. It improves skin tone and fights hyperpigmentation by inhibiting tyrosinase, the enzyme that controls melanin production in our skin cells.
Hydroxy acids are exfoliating ingredients frequently used in skincare products due to their history of effectiveness across all skin types. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) work in a slightly different fashion, but each offers foundational benefits to our skin.
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