Allantoin is a natural chemical compound found in botanical extracts of the comfrey plant. It’s known for its keratolytic (exfoliating) and anti-irritating properties. Additional benefits include Allantoin’s ability to moisturize, soothe, and promote healing.
Ceramide is the lipid (fat) materials that make up 20 percent of our intercellular matrix; it’s the “glue” that binds skin cells together for that firm, smooth appearance while protecting it against sun damage and dehydration. In skin care, ceremides are highly valued for their ability to boost hydration and are often popular in products targeting anti-aging, dry, and sensitive complexions.
3. ISODECYL SALICYLATE
Also known as Keratoplast, Isodecyl Salicylate is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) extracted from the bark of willow trees. It’s actually an ester of Salicylic Acid, which lends it anti-inflammatory and gentle exfoliating properties.
Extracted from soy beans, Lecithin is a lipid that acts as both an emulsifier and moisturizer. As the former, it adds body to cream products and volume to hair when used in shampoo and conditioners. What makes it a great moisturizing agent, however, is its high Oleic and Linoleic Acid content lends Lecithin its antioxidant properties and skin-softening benefits.
We recommend: Lecithin Nourishing Shampoo
5. THYME EXTRACT
Often overlooked, Thyme Extract actually boasts potent acne-fighting abilities given its antibacterial effect on Propionibacterium, the bacterium known to cause breakouts. Thyme also possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant (Thyme contains Vitamin C) properties that make it especially ideal for inflamed, acne-erupted skin.
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