Grace Perfect Skin Ingredients Index
Often referred to by its more well known name, “Argireline,” this peptide is a fragment of SNAP-25, a substrate of botulinum (botox). It is used in skin care to prevent formation of skin lines and wrinkles in a very similar way to that of Botox, by inhibiting neurotransmitter release at the neuromuscular junction.
Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract)
The succulent aloe vera leaf is packed with minerals, polyphenols, and vitamins that help to retain skin moisture for a lively, energized glow. Used in skincare for centuries, this succulent leaf extract offers incredible benefits for skin such as reducing redness as well as reducing the visible effects of aging caused by UV exposure.
These natural sugars derived from the cell walls of plants such as yeast, fungi, seaweed and oats, work to moisturize skin and soothe irritation that causes redness. This incredible soluble fiber not only has excellent reparative qualities, but also works to diminish the signs of wrinkles by plumping skin through deep cellular moisturization.
Bilberry Extract (Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract)
The tannins of this incredible extract tone and tighten the skin, making it a powerful natural astringent. Beneath the surface, bilberry extract works to balance natural oil levels for oily, dry or combination skin types, while simultaneously locking in moisture.
An essential natural molecule in the skin itself, Ceramide-2 captures and binds water to the dermis, keeping skin supple, smooth and hydrated. Ceramide-2 is used in skin care products to replenish these molecules that are lost as skin ages and reinvigorating a youthful, moisturized glow.
Used to treat visible age-related skin discoloration, plump fine lines, and clean pores, citric acid works by exfoliating the upper layer of dead skin cells to reveal new, naturally energized glowing skin.
Naturally smooth and rich in minerals, coconut oil is also packed with anti-bacterial and antifungal properties. A deep and natural moisture, coconut oil brings life back to dry and flaky skin while reducing signs of redness and inflammation.
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body responsible for the resilient bounciness of youthful skin. As we age, collagen levels naturally begin to decline at about 1.5% per year beginning at around age 25. Introducing collagen back into your skincare routine works to bind moisture to the skin and restore the natural plumpness and vitality.
This compound derived from the B vitamin choline has a firming and tightening effect, thereby minimizing fine lines and wrinkles and reducing sagging. Brightening is an added effect of this B vitamin compound, bringing a radiant youthful glow to skin.
The “lit from within” glow that gold brings to skin is a quality that is difficult to quantify but impossible to deny. Scientifically, the elemental properties of gold when used in skin care work to improve the skin’s elasticity and firmness, yielding a more toned, radiant glow along with a more plump and youthful vigor as a result of gold’s properties of increasing collagen production.
Green Tea Extract
Antioxidant qualities within the extract of the green tea leaf work to replenish moisture, giving skin a natural, lively glow from deep within. Loaded with amino acids, green tea works to neutralize the irritants that cause. inflammatory conditions while scavenging free radicals that make aging skin appear dull and sullen.
When used topically, hyaluronic acid works to fill, plump, and firm on the top three layers of the dermis. This fascinating acid can hold almost 1,000 times its weight in water, and when bonded to the dermal cells works to plump and rehydrate wrinkled skin for a smooth, youthful appearance immediately upon use.
Lemon Extract (Citrus Medica Limonum Extract)
Lemon extract is a natural complexion-brightener and works wonders for those who experience hyperpigmentation and dark spots. The low pH level of lemon extract makes it a natural astringent, unclogging pores and dissipating oils that leads to acne and inflammation.
A natural acid derived from apples, malic acid is heralded for its texture-smoothing and skin brightening qualities. In addition to exfoliating the top-most layers of dead skin cells, malic acid promotes cell turnover, resulting in literally more younger, newer, brighter skin.
Marigold Extract (Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract)
The extracts of these sunny flowers have wound healing properties and are used in many applications to promote the growth of new tissues. Marigold extract is used extensively in skin care for its ability to revitalize dry, damaged skin and brighten and boost natural skin glow and radiance.
Olive Extract (OLEA Europaea Extract)
The rich, smooth, extracts of olives are excellent at nourishing dry, sensitive, and mature skin, giving it a supple texture and deep glow.
Sugar Cane Extract (Saccharum Officinarum Extract)
Often used as a humectant (a water-absorbing substance used to keep things moist), Saccharum Officinarum Extract is a natural skin conditioner with molecular moisturizing effects. Glycolic acid within this mulit-benefitl extract works as a natural exfoliant, smoothing toning, unclogging pores, and revealing radiant new hydrated skin.
Sugar Maple Extract (Acer Saccharum Extract)
Its ability to remove bacteria and dead cell build up on the skin that make the extract of sugar maple a natural choice for skin care products. Noted for its antioxidant compounds, Acer Saccharum Extract works to repair damage caused by free radicals in the environment.
Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate)
A powerful revitalizing, growth and life promoting vitamin, retinyl palmitate works to balance uneven skin tone and transform dry, flaky skin into bright, vibrant, lush, and glowing moisture-rich skin plump with life and energy.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Photoaging (skin damage caused by the sun) is diminished when moisturized with healing Vitamin C ascorbic acid. Skin tone becomes more even, dark spots and circles are minimized, and fine lines and wrinkles visibly ‘reversed’ with the regular use of Vitamin C.
Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate)
A powerful natural conditioning ingredient, Vitamin E gives skin a voluminous and bouncy vibrant appearance. Used in multitudes of skincare applications, tocopheryl acetate is not only a powerful antioxidant, but helps to protect skin from UV rays.