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Ingredients in SkinIdent
The ingredients in the SkinIdent products are chosen with great care, in order to achieve optimal effectiveness and synergy. All active substances and ingredients exist naturally in the skin and/or body. We list them in alphabetical order by their INCI names, as prescribed by the ingredients declaration:
Allantoin occurs in the body as key precursor of the metabolic process and has a stimulatory effect on cell generation and regeneration.
Biotin = vitamin H. As are all vitamins, this is an indispensable component of a healthy human body. In 1995 the scientists Gilli and Floersheim reported a clear decrease in the development of wrinkles through the use of biotin.
Caprylic/Capric Stearic Triglycerides is one name given in the ingredients declaration for fats, the predominant component of sebum, which has moisturising and protective characteristics.
Ceramides III, IIIA, VI are important components of the intercellular substance in the horny layer of the skin, and together with cholesterol, fatty acids and lecithin is of fundamental importance for proper barrier and protective functions in the skin.
Cetearyl Octanoate is a liquid wax in sebum which has moisturising and protective characteristics.
Cholesterol = cholesterin, an important component of the cell membranes and intercellular substance of the skin. Together with ceramides, fatty acids and lecithin it is of crucial importance for the skin’s protective and barrier functions. Also found in sebum.
Citric Acid arises from the metabolism in the human organism and can also be found in small concentrations in the skin. It protects the skin from oxidative stress.
D-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate is the stored form of natural vitamin E. It is the most important vitamin for protecting the skin, and protects the skin from UV-rays and free radicals. Vitamins are a vital component of a healthy human body.
D-mixed-Tocopherols is the term given to a combination of natural tocopherols (vitamin E). Vitamin E is the most important vitamin for protecting the skin, and protects the skin from UV-rays and free radicals. Vitamins are a vital component of a healthy human body.
Dihydroxyacetone is an intermediary product of carbohydrate metabolism in the human body. It reacts with the keratin in the upper layers of the skin to create a brown pigment, thereby producing a natural, effective tan.
D-Panthenol = provitamin B5 promotes regeneration and conserves moisture. Vitamins are a vital component of a healthy human body.
Ethanol is a product of metabolism in the human body. It serves as a solvent and excipient in skincare products.
Glycerol originates in the body during the metabolism of fats. In low concentrations it works to preserve moisture in the skin and in high concentrations (of around 30 %) it has a drying and irritating effect on the skin. Therefore glycerol in the SkinIdent products is at a maximum of 15 %, in order to make sure that only the positive characteristics have effect.
Glycerol Stearate is an element of sebum and has moisturising, protective and moisture preservative characteristics.
Glycolipids(and)phospholipids(and)sphingolipids are important lipids in the deeper strata of the epidermis, out of which the upper skin layers build ceramides for the barrier function of the horny layer.
Hyaluronic acid is an important natural component of the skin, which conserves moisture and keeps the skin taut.
Lecithin is an important component of the cell membranes in the intercellular substance of the horny layer, and together with cholesterol, fatty acids and ceramides is essential for an intact barrier function in the skin.
Lecithin(and)water(and)alcohol is the correct declaration for liposomes. They have the capability to greatly boost the skin’s moisture content, transport skin-friendly vitamins into the skin and by virtue of their concentration of unsaturated fatty acids they are effective against pimples.
Lecithin(and)D-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate(and)Retinyl Palmitate is the correct declaration for nanosomes, which are loaded with natural vitamin E and vitamin A. Nanosomes can transport fat-soluble substances into the skin and enhance moisture content.
L-Proplin is the amino acid component of human collagens and also the most common amino acid in the skin’s natural moisturising factor (NMF).
Phytosphingosine is a component of ceramide and is found naturally in the horny layer as an independent bioactive substance. Among other things it stabilises the skin’s important bacterial flora and thereby the skin’s resistance levels.
Retinyl Palmitate is the stored form of vitamin A, which is metabolised into free vitamin A in the skin. It stimulates cell division and is particularly effective for prematurely aged skin and when applied for longer periods of time it is highly regenerative. Vitamins are a crucial component of a healthy human body.
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is the saved form of vitamin C. It protects the skin against the damaging effect of dangerous free radicals. Vitamins are a vital component of a healthy human body.
Sodium Lactate has a pH of 5.5 and is a form of lactic acid. Therefore it is an important component of the natural moisturising factor (NMF) and the acid mantle of the skin.
Squalene is an adipoid derived from olive oil, which occurs naturally in human skin sebum.
Stearic Acid is an important component of sebum and the intercellular substance of the human horny later which supports the moisturising of the skin.
Urea is an important component of a healthy skin and a natural moisturising factor (NMF) of the skin.
Water comprises approximately 65 % of the weight of a human body, and is of elementary importance for body and skin functions.