TruSkin Ingredient Index
Astragalus Root Extract
Hailed for centuries as a potent antioxidant, this legume-related root is a deeply nourishing botanical featured in our Skin Clearing Charcoal Cleanser. When used in topical skincare Astragalus Extract is known for calming upset and inflamed skin.
Botanical Hyaluronic Acid
The magic in this ingredient is a unique ability to hold 1,000 times its weight in water. This botanical form of hyaluronic acid is a vegan, plant-derived polysaccharide that forms a strong bond with water, drawing and locking in moisture to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s known to smooth skin, allowing for enhanced light reflection and a more radiant, youthful glow.
Cucumbers have long been famous for helping to soothe puffiness and rejuvenate tired eyes. Steam distilled from whole fruit, this beneficial extract yields the gently hydrating, nurturing, and healing properties of cucumber with a subtly bright, fresh scent.
As the smallest of the alpha hydroxy acids, glycolic acid is able to deeply penetrate skin and deliver even exfoliation, helping to remove dead skin cells and reveal brighter, smoother, instantly refreshed skin.
A dynamic blend of reparative peptides known for stimulating collagen synthesis and restoring key proteins, Matrixyl 3000 is touted as a promising ingredient for increasing firmness and moisture retention as well as smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Naturally-occurring MSM is a sulfur-based compound essential to every organ, cell, and tissue function. This anti-inflammatory mineral is known for contributing to collagen and keratin production and can help maintain and improve skin’s overall health and texture.
This niacin (vitamin B3) derivative is a high-performing antioxidant recognized for addressing a wide range of skin issues. Redness, hyperpigmentation, uneven texture, irritation, sun damage, and blemishes are all targeted by this powerful active, which is also known for improving skin’s hydration and elasticity.
Native to Asia, the Reishi mushroom is often referred to as the “Mushroom of Immortality.” Long used in Chinese wellness practices and plant-powered skincare, Reishi is known as an antioxidant and anti-aging superhero.
Organic Rosehip Oil
With a high concentration of essential fatty acids, rosehip oil contains vitamins A and E to promote healthy skin. Rich in beneficial linoleic and linolenic acids, this versatile oil is known for its deep hydrating and healing properties.
Retinol (a form of vitamin A) has been proven to be one of the most effective ingredients available for delivering visible results. With an excellent reputation for efficacy, it’s known for softening fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin tone, texture, firmness, and elasticity. It’s also able to gradually fade the appearance of dark spots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) derived from the bark of a willow tree. Known for its ability to unclog pores and gently exfoliate skin, it’s an effective tool for blemish-prone skin when used consistently. Pregnant and nursing women should check with their doctor if planning to use salicylic acid.
Also known as karite butter, shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the African Butyrospermum Parkii Kotschy tree. Naturally enriched with vitamins A and E, as well as a host of nutrients and essential fatty acids, it’s renowned for intense healing and hydration. Shea butters properties also include modest UV protection and the ability to soothe inflammation.
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C)
This antioxidant superstar is celebrated for slowing visible signs of aging by stimulating collagen production while protecting skin from environmental stress. Vitamin C has a proven performance record of brightening and evening out skin tone by fading dark spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and other discolorations. This stable, water-soluble form of the vitamin is generally less irritating than ascorbic acid.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Derived from the leaves of Australia’s native tea tree, this non-greasy oil is a versatile topical with strong antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Vitamin B5 (Panthenol)
With its humectant and emollient properties, panthenol plunges deep to hydrate skin’s lower layers, lending the surface a plumper, supple appearance. A gentle natural exfoliator, this vitamin B5 precursor has exhibited the ability to create a clearer complexion by countering bacteria and blocking inflammation on the skin’s surface.
Vitamin E (d-Tocopheryl Acetate)
This powerful, deeply penetrating antioxidant is a valuable nutrient that locks moisture into skin. Its long list of associated benefits include deep hydration, accelerated healing, free radical neutralization, and broad-spectrum defense, all of which help improve signs of skin aging from the inside out.
Wildcrafted Green Tea
Green Tea is a premium antioxidant with exceptional anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties. With a natural astringency reputed to reduce puffiness, it’s packed with micronutrient polyphenols to nourish skin and slow the breakdown of collagen.