Skin Care Ingredients - Botanicals

BOTANICALS

Botanicals are categorized as plant extracts derived from flowers, herbs, nuts and berries. These gifts of Mother Nature are used for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and skin health benefits. Circadia sources botanicals from around the word and is dedicated to using ECO-Cert Organic Botanicals that are globally recognized for purity.

BOTANICALS

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) – Rich in mucilaginous polysaccharides including acemannin (one of the active metabolites of Aloe); wound healing, stimulates fibroblast growth, angiogenesis, and re-epithelializtion; reduces inflammation and increases collagen synthesis

Angico (Piptadenia colubrina) – Increases Aquaporins-3, 9, and 10 to hydrate skin, increases fibronectin, and envelope proteins to improve corneocyte cohesion

Blue Malva Flower (Malva sylvestris) – Contains a complex polysaccharide with excellent hydration abilities

Blueberry (Vaccinium) – Contains anthocyanins, strong antioxidant

Butchersbroom (Ruscus Aculeatus) – Contains Ruscogenins which reduce the appearance and circulation of veins by promoting muscle contractions surrounding the veins.

Calenldula (Calendula officinalis) – Contains Lutein, zeaxanthin, flavonoids, glycosides of oleanoic acid and, phenolic acid. It has emollient, wound-healing, soothing, antiseptic, anti-itching, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Cranberry Seed Oil (Vaccinium Macrocarpon) – Rich in tocotrienols and tocopherols, and antioxidants, Omega 3, 6, and 9 EFA, vitamin A

Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) – Contains free radical scavengers that protect against damage and reduce redness in the skin

Hibiscus (Hibiscus Sabdariffa) – Contains flavonoids and polyphenolic compounds that act as excellent antioxidants. Rich in polysaccharides that have moisturizing activity. Hibiscus extract has also been shown to have antimicrobial activity and to help maintain skin tone and elasticity

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) – Contains aescin which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects

Irish Moss (Chondrus Crispus) – Hyaluronate and sea plant extract improve texture of skin and bind large quantities of water to instantly hydrate and soften dry skin

Juniper Fruit (Juniperus Communis) – Antiseptic and astringent properties

Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) – Anti-inflammatory and film forming to protect against irritating agents

Meadowfoam Seed Oil (Olus (Vegetable) Oil) – Emollient, barrier protection, moisturizing

Palm Oil (Elaeis Guineensis) – Contains high levels of tocotrienol shown to inhibit NF-kB

Passion Flower (Passiflora Incarnata) – Contains three powerful muscle relaxants that are effective in smoothing wrinkled skin

Plantago (Plantago lanceolata) – Enhances collagen production, wound healing, and is anti-inflammatory; contains Aucubin, flavonoins, phenylethanoids, tannin and polysaccharides

Rice Bran Oil (Oryza Sativa) – High in tocotrienols, also possesses a peptide that inhibits MMP (matrix metalloproteinase) activity, enzymes that destroy collagen and elastin

Rumex (Rumex Occidentalis) – Inhibits tyrosinase, limits tanning, anti-erythemia effect, age spot reduction

Sea Whip (Pseudopterogorgia Elisabethae) – Rich in powerful anti-inflammatory compounds called pseudopterosins which inhibit the arachidonic acid cascade

Snow Crocus Bulb (Crocus Crysanthus) – Improves epidermal communication to boost collagen and elastin production, stimulate growth factors, and renew resilience and firmness

Sweet Almond Milk (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) – Nourishing and moisturizing

Thale Cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) – Helps repair DNA damage from oxidants generated by UVA

Willow Bark (Salix Alba) – A blend of terpinen-4-ol and willow extract enriched with salicylic derivatives providing antimicrobial activity