INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

FAGUS SILVATICA (BEECH) BUD EXTRACT:

The Beech Tree matures after 60 years and often lives to be 200-250 years old, which is the reason it is called “the ever-lasting youth tree”.  The buds are gathered in a wild, semi-mountainous region during a precise stage of the development of the tree when the tissues are particularly rich in phytostimulines. The buds are then extracted using a novel method that creates a complex rich in bioactive peptidic factors. This complex of Beech Bud Extract has been shown in studies, to increase cellular oxygen uptake, boost protein synthesis, improve skin moisturization and help diminish appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

FICUS CARICA (FIG) FRUIT EXTRACT:

Wild figs grow abundantly all over Mediterranean and Canary Islands. Natural gel obtained from these figs is high in pectins, free sugars (fructose & glucose) and AHA.  Gel helps to restore the skin's natural hydric flux and improve hydration level of upper layers of skin.

FILIPENDULA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) LEAF EXTRACT/SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) FLOWER EXTRACT:

Meadowsweet is a tall, fragrant perennial with creamy white, almond scented flowers that grow in damp meadows. It is native throughout most of Europe and western Asia and has been successfully naturalized in North America.  The plant contains various bioactives including the compounds of salicylic acid, flavone-glycosides, essential oils and tannins.  Meadowsweet is known for its natural astringent, soothing, anti-inflammatory skin benefits.

FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES:

Oligosaccharides produced enzymatically from sugar beets and consist mainly of kestose, nystose and fructosyl nystose. They possess skin hydrating and conditioning properties.

FUCUS (BLADDERWRACK) VESICULOSUS:

A brown seaweed found on submerged rocks on both coasts of North America. It is gathered from the rocks, dried rapidly in the sun and reduced to powder. It is considered to have excellent moisturizing and soothing properties and is used in skin calming preparations.