A concentrated everyday cream, based in entirely saturated fatty acids, with no unstable polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs). Containing cholesterol, urea and niacinamide for improving barrier function, supporting hydration and more youthful skin cell function, Naringenin and Caffeine to protect against and relieve UV damage, and other skin-loving ingredients such as Copper, CoQ10 to support skin cell metabolism and elastin production. Read more about our ingredients below.
Containing only skin-nourishing ingredients, all of which have topical relevance, providing proven local benefits and protection to skin tissue and cell function, with nothing added that could compromise the skin or overall wellbeing. Supporting skin health, without obstructing its natural biological functions.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride - Capric and caprylic acids are medium chain fatty acids derived from coconut oil. These specific fractions of coconut oil provide protection from moisture loss through the skin without the pore-clogging potential of whole coconut oil. 100% saturated fatty acids, stable with exposure to heat, light and oxygen.
Cholesterol – Derived from lanolin from sheep’s wool. Around 25% of the skin’s lipid layer that forms the skin barrier is comprised of cholesterol. One of the most reliable biomarkers of skin cell ageing is the amount of cholesterol in the skin cells. Cholesterol levels in the skin decline with ageing and applying cholesterol topically improves skin cell and overall barrier function. Read more (add link to our topical skin article)
Urea - Synthetic. Part of the natural moisturising factor (NMF) of the skin. Urea in the skin decreases with age leading to dry and wrinkly skin. It has both Keratolytic (exfoliating) and hydrating properties, reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL). Urea also has preservative, antibacterial and antiviral actions.
Niacinamide - The amide form of Vitamin B3. Niacinamide easily penetrates the stratum corneum (outer layer of the skin). It is well proven to provide significant benefits to the skin, including enhancing barrier function, reducing the visible signs of skin ageing, protecting against UV damage, and relieving inflammatory skin conditions.
Camphor – Derived from the wood of the Camphor tree. Applied topically, camphor has been shown to improve the overall appearance of skin; studies show it treats wounds and UV-induced wrinkles making it a potentially anti-ageing ingredient. Camphor also aids in relieving skin inflammation, irritation and itchiness, and has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is also ‘anti-comedogenic’ so it keeps pores clear and can help to keep acne away.
Naringenin and other citrus flavonoids - Studies show skin benefits with topical use, including prevention of skin ageing, protection against UV damage, with anti-inflammatory, phyto-progestogenic, anti-fibrotic and anti-microbial actions.
Caffeine - Topical caffeine has been proven to improve the integrity of skin structurally, softening and preventing wrinkles, and even protecting damage from sun exposure. It can also reduce dark circles and puffiness, and helps to reduce water retention in the tissue.
Salicylic Acid – A natural chemical exfoliant that penetrates skin, helping to not only soften it but slough away flaky skin cells. Proved to reduce and prevent acne.
Eugenol – A unique compound derived from clove and sometimes cinnamon. It exhibits excellent antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic and antioxidant properties. Unlike many compounds extracted from essential oils, eugenol is not an endocrine disruptor, and may in fact have anti-estrogen effects. Its antimicrobial properties also adds to the preservation of our other ingredients. It’s also what makes this cream smell like Christmas.
CoQ10 – (Ubiquinone) A quinone as per Vitamin K2, applied topically can stimulate and improve the cellular metabolism and function of local skin tissue.
Copper – Applied topically, copper has been shown to encourage the skin to produce more collagen and elastin, improving skin clarity and density and reducing fine lines. Copper reduces the damaging, cell-ageing effects of iron.
Vitamin E – Has protective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Can improve UV related sun damage and promotes wound healing.
Coco-Caprylate/Caprate – An emollient made from a mixture of esters of saturated fatty alcohols derived from coconut. Supports the skin’s barrier by helping the skin retain moisture.
Glyceryl Behenate – An ester made up of glycerol and behenic acid (another fatty acid derived from coconut) that helps promote healthy skin by improving hydration and providing a protective barrier against the environment. It also emulsifies (brings together) our ingredients, and helps other key ingredients penetrate the outer layer of the skin.
Glycerin - Helps the skin to retain water and supports the recovery of the skin barrier function.
Glyceryl Caprylate – A mixture of glycerol and caprylate (fatty acid from coconut) that not only stabilises oil-water emulsions, but also has skin benefits of its own, helping to regulate skin moisture and restore natural oils. Has natural anti-fungal properties too.
Caprylhydroxamic Acid – An amino acid derived from coconut, that acts as a safe and effective preservative.
And of course water. Nothing else.
Packaged in an airless pump for best preservation.
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Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Water, Cholesterol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate*, Glyceryl Behenate*, Urea, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate*, Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Caprylhydroxamic Acid*, Camphor, Citrus x Aurantium (Bitter Orange) Fruit Extract (Naringenin et al.), Caffeine, Salicylic Acid, Eugenol, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Copper Tripeptide-1
*Coconut derived ingredients.