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SKIN TERM

SKIN TERM

INGREDIENT

INGREDIENT

INGREDIENT

INGREDIENT

Retinoic Acid

Vitamin A acid typically used in products for the treatment of acne, and certain signs of photodamage.

Rubefactant

Produces redness in the skin through stimulation of the circulatory system.

Retinol

The major biological activities are epithelial cell proliferation and differentiation, stimulation of collagen, inhibits melanasomes; antioxidant by trapping free radicals, absorption of UV light, protect DNA, cell membranes and proteins from UV-induced oxidative stress.

Retinyl Palmatate

Ester of retinol and palmitic acid and is an antioxidant. It acts as an antikeratinizing agent, helping the skin stay soft and plump, while improving its water-barrier properties. Studies have shown it increases collagen synthesis, skin thickness and elasticity.

Raspberry Fruit Extract

Contains Vitamins A & C; Astringent, tonic and soothing to inflamed skin.  It is also excellent for sensitive skin and relieving irritation caused by acne.

Rosemary Extract

Regulates oil secretions.  Antibacterial, purifying and astringent properties.

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