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Tanning 101

Glossary of ingredients used in our Signature Formula


A

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract –has been found to reverse degenerative skin changes by stimulating collagen and elastin synthesis. Acts as a biological vehicle to aid penetration and absorption of other bio-active ingredients into the skin.

Arnica Extract –an astringent (a solution that removes oil from the skin) and to treat skin disorders. The herb has also been used externally to treat bruises and sprains. It has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.

Ascorbic Acid(Vitamin C) – helps increase the amount of collagen production in the skin


B

Bambusa Vulgaris Extract – (bamboo extract) protects skin integrity, improves blood circulation and protects vessels

Butcherbroom Extract – increases circulation and inhibits inflammation

Butylene Glycol – an agent that attracts moisture to the skin to aid in retention


C

C13-14 Isoparaffin- thickening agent

Caffeine – has antioxidant properties, constricts blood vessels, potentially prevents and repairs sun damage

Caramel – a natural colorant

Carnitine – increases cell vitality and moisture content, as well as collagen, keratin and elastin production

Capryl Glycol – an emolient base

Carrageenan – derived from red seaweed; a thickening agent

Ceteareth-12 – aids in the absorption process

Ceteareth-20 – derived from a blend of cetyl and stearyl alcohols from coconut oil; an emulsifier

Cetearyl Alcohol- derived from coconut oil; thickener, emollient and emulsifier

Cetearyl Isononanoate – emollient

Cetyl Palmitate – emollient

Citric Acid – derived from citrus fruit; natural food grade preservative that maintains proper pH balance in products


D

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) – derived from sugar cane and sugar beets; reacts with the skin to cause a tanning effect

Deionized Water – ultra-purified water

DMDM Hydantoin – a preservative


E

Escin – derived from horse chestnut; promotes circulation and helps to get rid of cellulite boosts

Ethoxydiglycol – solvent and viscosity decreasing agent(an agent that thins a product and allows it to flow more easily) Used to aid in product penetration


F

FD&C Red No. 40 – color additive

FD&C Yellow No. 5 – color additive

FD&C Yellow No. 6 – color additive


G

Glyceryl Stearate – derived from vegetable fatty acids; soothes and softens the skin; an emulsifier

Glycerine – derived from vegetable oil; a humectant, emulsifier, and skin softener

Glycol – a moisturizing agent and emulsifier

Glucosamine HCL – aids in skin rejuvenation and often used to treat psoriasis


I

Inositol – derived from corn; protects cells against damage from toxins

Iron Oxides – oxidized iron; natural coloring

Ivy Extract – boosts blood circulation, tones and tightens the skin, helps fat cells move back into the blood stream


L

Laureth-7I – emulsifier

Lecithin – derived from soy beans; anti-oxidant and emulsifier


M

Maltodextrin – enhances the anti-aging activity of amino acids and fatty acids

Mica – derived from minerals; lubricating, provides natural coloring, adds shine


N

Niacinamide – (Vitamin B3) shown to increase the skin’s production of ceramides ( natural emollients and skin protectants), anti-inflammatory, improves fine lines and wrinkles


P

Phenoxyethanol – derived from sage essential oil; safe and effective food-grade preservative

Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract – an agent for conditioning, moisturizing, smoothing and aids in the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles

Polyacrylamide – film former; allows products to rest and dry upon the skin

Polysorbate 20 – derived from fatty acids; an emulsifier and solubilizer used to facilitate the coupling of water-soluble with water insoluble ingredients in formulation

Potassium Sorbate – derived from naturally occurring unsaturated fatty acids; safe and effective, food grade preservative


R

Retinyl Palmitate(Vitamin A) – derived from retinol; antioxidant, stimulates skin rejuvenation

Rosemary Extract – derived from the rosemary plant; stimulates, purifies and invigorates


S

SDA 40B – ethyl alcohol; used as an astringent and solvent

Silica – derived from sand, water repellant


T

TEA-Hydriodide – a triethanolamine salt that is used as a skin conditioning agent

Titanium Dioxide – a natural white mineral pigment; protects skin from sun damage by reflecting the UVA and UVB rays

Tocopherol Actetate(Vitamin E) – stabilizer and emulsifier

Tripeptide-1 – made from glycerine, histidine, and lysine residues; conditions the skin


W

Walnut Extract – derived from walnut husks; commonly used for acne treatments and as a skin soother; provides natural coloring

Witch Hazel Extract – derived from the leaves; astringent, anti-inflammatory, soothes, and heals


X

Xanthan Gum – derived from natural carbohydrates; thickens the formula; also soothes the skin

 

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