Ingredients A-Z

A-Z Ingredients Text Post | HydroSkinCare


­­Aloe Vera is a succulent and traditional medicinal plant belonging to the Liliaceae family. The extract is derived from the sap of the aloe leaf and contains amino acids, calcium, magnesium, enzymes, vitamins and polysaccharides. Aloe Vera is an emollient with anti-inflammatory, soothing, hydrating and softening properties. 
categories: organic, plant extract, humectant, anti-inflammatory

Products: B Mist

Argan Oil obtained from the kernels of the argan tree, which is native to Morocco. It contains tocopherol (vitamin E), phenolic acid, carotenes, squalene and beneficial fatty acids, including linoleic acid, oleic acid and palmitic acid. Argan Oil restores the skins water lipid layer to hydrate, improve elasticity, soften the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
categories: organic, plant extract, emollient, non-comedogenic (anti-acne)

Products: Moisturiser Light

Avocado Oil is obtained from the seed of ripe avocado fruit. It contains vitamins A, D & E, lecithin, and fatty acids. Avocado Oil is a rich emollient. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The oil assists in collagen production, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and helps skin stay moisturised, smooth and elastic.
categories: organic, plant-extract, emollient, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory

Products: C Moisturiser, Salt Scrub

Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid is a product of modern “green chemistry”: Capryloyl is Caprylic Acid from coconut, Glycerine is a by-product of fatty acid production from coconut, and Sebacic Acid is from castor oil. It gives creams excellent spreading properties and is a natural alternative to silicones that are found in most skincare.
categories: plant-based, emollient, conditioning agent

Products: C MoisturiserMoisturiser Light

Cetearyl Alcohol is a fatty (non-drying) alcohol that keeps the oil and water parts of an emulsion (cream or lotion) from separating. It also effectively conditions and softens the skin.
categories: plant-based, emulsifier  

Products: C MoisturiserMoisturiser Light, A Serum, Eye Cream

Cetiol V is a very fine, low viscosity lubricant emollient made from decyl alcohol and oleic acid. It has a light, non-oily smooth feel.
categories: plant-based, emollient  

Product: Manuka Honey Mask, A Serum, Eye Cream

Chamomile Hydrosol is Chamomile Roman diffused in distilled water. It is a potent anti-inflammatory, rich in flavonoids and soothes the skin. Chamomile Roman has been used for centuries to calm acne, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, wounds, dermatitis, and dry and itchy skin.
categories: organic, plant extract, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, non-comedogenic (anti-acne)

Product: Cleanser                                                               

Coco Betaine is made from coconut oil; it is also known as cocamidopropyl betaine. It is a very gentle, non-drying surfactant that makes soft foam and washes away grime leaving no residue on the skin.
categories: plant-based, surfactant, cleansing agent

Product: Cleanser

Cucumber Oil contains Vitamin B, C, E, oleic acid, omega 3, phytosterols and essential fatty acids. It nourishes and stimulates the repair and rejuvenation of healthy skin cells and nails.
categories: plant-based, anti-inflammatory 

Product: Eye Cream

Organic Cucumber Extract is rich in minerals, lipids and Vitamin A, B, C & E. It soothes, moisturises and relieves puffiness under and around the eye area. 
categories: plant-based, antioxidant 

Product: Nail Oil

d-panthenol (B5) is a water-soluble, non-irritating form of Vitamin B5. It is a superior humectant that penetrates deep into the epidermis bringing moisture with it to smooth, hydrate, and plump the skin.
categories: vitamin, humectant, non-comedogenic (anti-acne)

Products: B MistC Moisturiser, Moisturiser Light, Eye Cream

Davidson Plum Seed Oil is derived from an Australian indigenous fruit that grows in the rainforests of North Queensland. It is rich in antioxidants and contains anthocyanin, a flavonoid that helps in the prevention of wrinkles by promoting the production of collagen and elastin.
categories: organic, indigenous plant extract, emollient, antioxidant

Products: S+ Face Oil 

Distilled water is pure water.  It is water that has undergone a purification process to remove any contaminants and minerals by process of distillation.

Products: B Mist, HA2 Serum, A SerumC Moisturiser, Moisturiser LightManuka Honey MaskSalt Scrub


Germall Plus is a paraben free broad spectrum preservative and anti-fungicide that is effective when used in very low doses.
category: preservative

Products: B MistHA2 SerumC Moisturiser, Moisturiser Light, A SerumCleanserSalt ScrubManuka Honey Mask, Eye Cream

Glycerin is a powerful humectant, found naturally in the skin. It contains water-binding capabilities that encourage it to absorb moisture from the air and draw it into the skin. Glycerin hydrates replenishes and restores skin.
categories: organic, plant-based, humectant, hygroscopic

Products: B MistC MoisturiserMoisturiser LightA Serum, Eye Cream

Hazelnut Oil is made from roasted, pressed hazelnuts native to various regions in the Northern Hemisphere. It contains the healthy flavonoids, catechins, polyphenols, tannins, oleic acid and Vitamin E. It is a gentle, “dry oil”, quick to absorb and helps to balance the skin’s natural oils. Hazelnut oil softens and moisturizes skin.
categories: plant extract, emollient, non-comedogenic (anti-acne), antioxidant

Product: Moisturiser Light

Hyaluronic Acid is the most powerful humectant on the planet. It naturally occurs in the dermis to attract and bind water in the skin and feed the production of collagen and elastin. HA can absorb up to 1000 times its weight in water, making it an optimal hydrator for all skin types. Hyaluronic acid feeds collagen, plumps and firms skin and prevents moisture loss.
categories: plant-based, humectant

Product: HA2 SerumC Moisturiser, Moisturiser Light

Hydroxpinacolone Retinoate (HPR) is a new, revolutionary form of Vitamin A.
categories: vitamin, antioxidant, collagen stimulant

Product: Vitamin A Serum , Eye Cream

Jojoba Oil is derived from the seed of the Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) plant. It contains vitamins A, D, E and essential fatty acids. It is a powerful natural moisturiser that nourishes, heals and protects skin and nails.
categories: organic, plant extract, antioxidant

Product: Nail Oil

Mini HA™ is a scientifically advanced very low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid. It is extracted from plants using no corrosive chemicals and can absorb up to 1000 times its weight in water. Its molecular weight (3k-10k daltons) allows it to deeply penetrate the skin, with an absorption rate of 70%, right down to the collagen-producing layer of the skin. It is the ultimate HA to plump skin, improve hydration and cellular regeneration.
categories: plant-based, humectant; deep penetrating hyaluronic acid

Products: B Mist, HA2 SerumC MoisturiserMoisturiser LightManuka Honey Mask, Eye Cream

Kakadu Plum is the most potent, naturally occurring, stable form of Vitamin C in the World – that’s 100 times more Vitamin C than in an orange. It is 100% organic, undiluted and native to Australia. Its level of Vitamin C makes it a powerful antioxidant and essential for the formation of proline, an amino acid that is required to make collagen. Kakadu Plum has an extraordinarily fast and effective ability to hydrate the skin, boost elasticity, stimulate collagen and reduce redness. Additionally, it has been shown to help those suffering from rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema.
categories: organic, indigenous plant extract, antioxidant, natural vitamin C  

Product: Kakadu Plum Ultimate Vitamin C Serum

Manuka Honey UMF 20+ is an organic humectant with antibacterial properties. It has been used to treat skin for over 2,000 years. It is anti-inflammatory and will soothe skin, reduce irritation and heal blemishes. Manuka Honey assists with balancing the skin’s pH and contains amino acids that remove dead skin cells and help to keep pores clear. It is a very powerful humectant, drawing moisture into the skin, which enhances the skin’s elasticity and cellular regeneration.
categories: organic, anti-bacterial, super humectant

Products: Manuka Honey Mask, Eye Cream

Meadowfoam Seed Oil is extracted from Meadowfoam seeds that contain 20 to 30 per cent oil by weight. It is composed of 98% long-chain fatty acids and is stable, resistant to oxidation due to naturally occurring tocopherols (vitamin E). Meadowfoam seed oil is a rich emollient that quickly penetrates the skin to soothe, soften and moisturise. 
categories: organic, plant-based, emollient  

Products: C Moisturiser, Nail Oil

Niacinamide (B3) is made from niacin, vitamin B3. It’s an excellent cell regenerator that radically, reduces hyperpigmentation, lightens skin and fades age spots. Niacinamide can decrease the signs and symptoms of acne, psoriasis and rosacea by reducing the inflammation of the skin and increasing hydration.
categories: vitamin, anti-inflammatory, non-comedogenic (anti-acne)

Products: B MistC MoisturiserMoisturiser LightManuka Honey Mask, Eye Cream 

Olive-Emulse (Olivem 1000) is a naturally derived cold process emulsifier made from olive oil.  It is a liquid crystal emulsifier. Liquid crystal structures are made from alternating layers of fatty acids and water to form the emulsions that create creams and lotions. Liquid crystal structures mimic the intercellular structure of the outer layer of the skin (stratum corneum) and integrate into the skins’ lipid (natural oil) barrier.
categories: plant-based, emulsifier

Products: C MoisturiserMoisturiser Light, Vitamin A SerumSalt ScrubEye Cream

Olive Oil Ester is water-soluble olive oil. It is a mild surfactant that is very hydrating and will not cause dry or tight skin.
categories: plant extract, surfactant, emollient

Product: Cleanser

Olive-Slic is formulated from olive oil and is a natural substitute for silicones. It has excellent moisturising properties that help to restore suppleness and elasticity of the skin.
categories: plant-based, alternative to silicone

Products:C MoisturiserMoisturiser Light, Vitamin A SerumSalt Scrub, Eye Cream

Olive Wax (Oliwax LC) is a stabilising agent and liquid crystal promoter in emulsions, particularly emulsions made with Olive-Emulse (Olivem 1000). It is formulated from olive oil.

categories: plant extract, emulsifier

Products: C MoisturiserSalt Scrub

Pearlizing Wax is a vegetable-derived natural pearlescent additive that is not based on ethylene oxide derivatives and is part of the new “green chemistry” in skincare.
categories: plant-based, pearlescent additive

Product: Cleanser

Polyglucose is part of a new generation of surfactants. This nonionic surfactant is extremely mild and gentle. It is formulated from the fatty alcohols in coconut oil and the glucose in corn. It is just as effective as sulphates, but it is non-toxic.
categories: plant-based, surfactant

Product: Cleanser

Polyquat 7 is a non-paraben, aqueous (water soluble) copolymer used in surfactant formulas. It imparts a smooth velvety feel and improves slip and moisturisation in the skin.
categories: copolymer, conditioning agent

Product: Cleanser

Rose Water is made by steeping rose petals in water. It reduces inflammation, soothes, nourishes, and hydrates skin.  Rose water supports the skin’s natural pH level promoting anti-ageing and rejuvenating effects.
categories: organic, plant-based, anti-inflammatory

Product: Moisturiser Light

Sandalwood Seed Oil is a rich source of the rare component, ximenyic acid. Ximenyic acid has a substantial impact on the skin ageing process by increasing microcirculation, reducing enlarged pores and sebum secretion. It is highly beneficial for acne prone and oily skin. Sandalwood seed oil also contains the nourishing emollient properties of oleic acid, which moisturises dry skin and soothes eczema, rosacea and psoriasis.

categories: plant-based, emollient, non-comedogenic (anti-acne)

Product: Moisturiser Light

Sea Salt with Alaea Red Clay is harvested from volcanic pools. The unrefined salt and clay contain an infusion of up to 80 natural minerals and electrolytes, including potassium and magnesium. These can be absorbed through the skin to eliminate toxins and promote a smooth, healthy complexion. Sea Salt with Alaea Red Clay removes dry, dead cells on the skin’s surface and increases blood circulation, which encourages the production of new skin cells, leaving the skin clean and luminous.
category: mineral-rich natural exfoliate

Product: Salt Scrub

Sensolene is derived from olives. It is a fatty acid composition that mimics the molecular composition of the skin’s surface. It is easily absorbed into the skin and can penetrate the nail providing immediate, sustained hydration.
category: organic, plant-based, emollient

Product: Nail Oil 

Sorbitol is a sugar-based ingredient. It absorbs moisture from the air to prevent skin dryness, and leaves the skin feeling smooth and velvety.
category: humectant

Product: Manuka Honey Mask

Squalene (Olive) is a scientifically advanced oil derived from olives. Human sebum (oil) is comprised of 25% squalene. Thus this oil mimics the sebum (oil) naturally present in the skin.  It nourishes and hydrates skin and increases its moisture balance and elasticity. It is an excellent emollient that will soften and moisturise very dry  skin without leaving a greasy residue.
categories: plant extract, sebum-mimicking oil, emollient, occlusive

Products: S+ Face OilSalt Scrub

Sweet Almond Oil is finely textured oil made from almonds. It is an excellent emollient that softens and soothes the skin. It is rich in oleic and linoleic fatty acids, glyceride and vitamins E, A and B.
categories: organic, plant extract, emollient  

Product: C Moisturiser

Vitamin C (AAP) is a revolutionary, stable form of Vitamin C. Its stability means it doesn’t rapidly oxidise like other forms of Vitamin C, such as I-Ascorbic acid, which quickly lose their effectiveness. Vitamin C (AAP) is non-irritating and non-toxic. It promotes collagen production, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, brightens and evens skin tone and defends against free radicals. Vitamin C (AAP) also inhibits the production of melanin, which causes hyperpigmentation or age spots. It is a superior form of topically applied Vitamin C.
categories: vitamin, antioxidant, collagen stimulant

Product: C Moisturiser 

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