Ingredients We Use
The skin is a complicated organ. Not only does it enhance our physical appearance, but it protects, regulates and respires. We have embraced this complexity while formulating our products which aim to deliver active, critical molecules at the highest level of bioavailability while respecting the delicate balance of pH level, oil and moisture content that healthy skin needs to maintain to function at its best.
The efficacy of active ingredients majorly depends on their method of extraction. We select only that form of an ingredient which has been so derived as to maximise its bioavailability.
Read more about the ingredients we have used and why:
Sea Buckthorn Extract
Sea Buckthorn is a versatile ingredient. It is anti-inflammatory, promotes skin hydration and improves skin elasticity. Along with vitamin C it helps in reducing skin pigmentation caused by excessive exposure to sunlight and in turn help the skin to look more radiant. Sea buckthorn extract is a natural emollient that softens & nourishes the skin, leaving it soft & silky.
Cica (Centella Asiatica)
Centella Asiatica, commonly known as Gotu Kola or Cica is an amazing herb that offers a natural, balanced approach to skin firming, anti-ageing and cellulite. Applied topically, Gotu Kola cream helps to regenerate collagen and inhibit scar formation. Cica is rich in several potent phytochemicals, fatty acids, beta carotene, and amino acids. It builds collagen, stimulates new cell growth, soothes & heals the skin, and improves circulation.
Rice Water Extract
Rice water has been used since ancient times in Japan and Korea. It is known to tighten skin, minimize pores and help soothe the skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has multiple benefits for the skin, helps fight acne, excellent skin toner has acetic acid which is known to be antimicrobial and antifungal.
Hyaluronic Acid enables the skin to retain moisture. With better hydration, cell production increases, which soothes fine lines & wrinkles.
Witch hazel extract is a natural astringent with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
Shea Butter is a very rich ingredient that conditions, soothes, and tones the skin. It is rich in vitamins & fatty acids.
Seaweed Extract helps with sensitive skin. Since it's an anti-inflammatory ingredient, it is known to reduce skin redness and soothe the skin.
Liquorice or mulethi contains antioxidants like glabridin and licochalcone which are soothing to the skin and also help fight ageing. Glabridin inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme that causes pigmentation in response to sun exposure. Liquorice extract is a natural skin lightening alternative to the chemical hydroquinone.
The antioxidants in rose extracts help to strengthen skin cells, which in turn, can help regenerate skin tissues. They also work to neutralize free radicals, which can provide anti-ageing benefits to the skin as well. Rose extracts are known to soothe itchiness, balance hydration in the skin. Due to its anti-inflammatory nature, rose extracts reduce redness. The astringent qualities help skin to maintain its natural pH balance.
Lemon extract has skin-lightening properties, due to which it is known to reduce hyperpigmentation, fade dark spots & make the skin look brighter.
Hemp oil is a wonderful moisturizer that doesn't clog your pores. Though it acts as an occlusive, it regulates the skin's oil production, which is why it works so well for oily skin.
Raspberries are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. They effectively reduce signs of ageing such as wrinkles & dark spots. They are also known to reverse UV damage.
Ginger root extract is packed with 40 antioxidants, due to which it is considered a superfood for the skin when it comes to anti-ageing. It effectively protects the skin against free-radical damage. The ginger rhizome has several constituents that have antibacterial and antifungal properties making it an effective cleansing active.
This is a plant based and safer alternative to retinol that works in synergy with Cica and helps in stimulating collagen and addresses the issue of skin laxity and diminishes fine lines. Bakuchiol restores skin firmness, evens out skin tone, and refines the skin texture.
Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin C inhibits the activity of tyrosinase and prevents the synthesis of melanin. Having a strong anti-oxidation capacity, it can effectively scavenge free radicals, promote the synthesis of collagen, and improve the complexion and elasticity of the skin. Vit C is known for -
-Whitening: inhibit melanin-related enzymes activity and lighten the color of dark oxidized melanin through reduction
-Anti-wrinkle: promote collagen synthesis and help the repairing and regeneration of aged skin.
-Anti-oxidation: have remarkable reductive effects and excellent antioxidant effects.
Vitamin E is able to penetrate deep into your skin to help preserve lipids (fats) and soothe your skin. If your skin has any cracks, vitamin E’s “healing” benefits will set to work to close those cracks to help prevent any moisture from escaping. This further helps to keep your skin lovely and hydrated!
OurSheer Skin Body Lotionis a non-comedogenic skin moisturizing body lotion with vitamin E in a non-sticky formulation that keeps skin moisturised for an extended period of time.
Avocado oil is a humectant that combines the goodness of vitamins C & E, which work together to soothe the skin, reduce inflammation, boost collagen, and get rid of dead skin cells.
Carrot Seed Extract
Carrot Extract is rich in vitamin A, which keeps the skin free from toxins. It effectively reverses effects of sun damage and evens out skin tone.
100% bio-based, this amino-acid derivative naturally occurs in plants and animals. Betaine is a natural osmoprotectant, an osmolyte that protects cells from environmental stress like oxidative (UV radiations) and thermal stress (dehydration) by controlling cell water balance. Osmolytes attract water away from the protein surface and protects them from denaturation, increasing their thermodynamic stability, thus reinforcing the epidermal barrier & locking in moisture.