Glossary

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    • UREA

      Urea is naturally found in small amounts on the skin. It is often added to moisturizing skincare products to help retain natural moisture in the skin and keep the skin hydrated from the inside.

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    • VITREOSCILLA FERMENT

      Vitreoscilla Ferment is a natural extract derived from Vitreoscilla bacteria. It is known to help restore the natural skin microbiome and soothe the skin. It can also help protect the skin by activating natural antioxidants. That is why it is used in protective skincare products.

  • X
    • XANTHAN GUM

      Coming from simple sugars, Xanthan gum is used to thicken products and form gels, but can also help stabilize emulsions.

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    • YEAST EXTRACT

      Yeast extract is an extract containing the cellular contents of yeast. These extracts are used in products that improve the appearance of the skin. It is known to help the skin barrier remain in good condition.

  • Z
    • ZINC GLUCONATE

      Zinc gluconate is a salt known for its properties to prevent unwanted odors. The salt can release zinc which is a known antioxidant. It is also known for soothing the skin. 

    • ZINC OXIDE

      Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound used in sunscreens as a broad-spectrum ultraviolet (UV) blocker, meaning it is able to block both UVA and UVB rays.

      It is known to form a shield on the skin, physically blocking UV help radiation to prevent or reduce sunburn and premature skin ageing.

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    • ZINC SULFATE

      Zinc sulfate is used in skincare products to soothe the skin. It can also help tighten the skin.

    • ZINGIBER ZERUMBET EXTRACT

      In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zingiber Zerumbet Extract, or simply ginger extract, is a natural ingredient used to help in various skin conditions. It is known to soothe the skin. It is also a known antioxidant and can help protect the skin from the free radical’s damages.