Adelline's Magic Book of Ingredients

Alteromonas as a Skincare Ingredient

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What is Alteromonas Ferment Extract? What is Abyssine? Alteromonas macleodii are a type of ocean bacteria that live near deep sea hot water vents. These bacteria are drawn to these very hot and highly pressurized areas, and have evolved very special polysaccharides that can be extracted by a technique developed by scientists of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics.  Why is Alteromonas Ferment Extract used in Skincare? The extract increases resistance to mechanical & solar stress, protects the skin against UV damage, and supports healing abilities. It was found to help skin repair and restructuring processes. Alteromonas Ferment Extract is mixed with water...

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Fructooligosaccharide as a Skincare Ingredient

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What is Fructooligosaccharide? Sometimes called oligofructose or oligofructan, fructo-oligo-saccharide is created by powderizing foods such as bananas, chicory root, and blue agave, and it is a common alternative to sugar. Because it passes through the body without being digested, it is a popular alternative to people who want the sweetness without the calories.  Why is Fructooligosaccharide used in Skincare? First of all, fructooligosaccharides help you maintain a healthy microbiome for your skin. A healthy biome is the first line of defense against harmful external stressors. That is why a healthy skincare routine is not “sanitizing” the skin completely clean of...

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Antarcticin as a Skincare Ingredient

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Antarcticin: It protects the skin against cold weather, and it helps regenerate the skin to reduce wrinkles formed during the aging process. It will help boost collagen production, increase elasticity, and adds hydrating volume.

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AHA as a Skincare Ingredient

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AHA products function primarily as exfoliants. They remove dead surface cells, cleaning up the skin. Many AHAs are naturally occurring products, and they are water soluble. This is why they are used as a safe mild acid pH adjuster and as mild exfoliants in various types of products. In addition, lactic acid moisturizes and conditions the skin. 

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Lemon as a Skincare Ingredient

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Lemons carry a lot of vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is effective in helping skin tone and increasing natural collagen levels. Scientists have also found that lemons contain antioxidants called bioflavonoids. Antioxidants help your skin protect itself from free radicals and other external stressors.

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