Vitamin C (Ethyl-Ascorbic Acid)
Because of ongoing oxidation, most skin care products with vitamin C (ascorbic acid) actually contain only a very small amount of the vitamin. MDEthics uses a unique stable form of vitamin C called Ethyl-Ascorbic acid. This provides a much more potent formulation that stays active until the very last drop. Our stable vitamin C brightens and whitens the skin, promoting collagen synthesis and scavenging free radicals while reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Lenz Esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract
Dilated pores lead to oily, uneven skin texture. This is caused by excess sebum production, and laxity of the pore wall. Lentil Seed extract reduces sebum secretion, strengthens the extracellular matrix of the skin, and normalizes keratin production. A reduction in pore size helps create a smoother complexion and a softer feel.
Manihot Esculenta Tuber Extract
Sagging, loose skin robs our faces of youthful definition and resilience. Manihot Esculenta Tuber lifts and tightens the tissue which is especially important in the thin, delicate eyelid and neck skin. With the manihot esculenta tuber extract you will see an immediate increase in skin tightening.
Chlorella Vulgaris Extract
Collagen is important for plump, supple skin and a youthful appearance. Chlorella Vulgaris is an algae rich in the amino acids Lysine, Proline, Glycine, and Alanine which are the essential building blocks of proteins. Chlorella Vulgaris stimulates collagen production and increases the dermal matrix while also preventing the breakdown of existing collagen and increasing the density of the epidermal layer.
Reducing facial muscle contractions causes diminished appearance of wrinkles and can smooth fine lines due to frowning and squinting. Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is a peptide that has been shown to reduce the force of facial muscle contractions.
Crithmum Maritimum Extract
Retinol, a vitamin A derivative has been used for decades to smooth wrinkles and thicken skin. Crithmum Maritimum (sea fennel plant)is an extremely powerful retinol alternative. Unlike a traditional retinol that leaves skin raw and irritated, crithmum maritimum reduces inflammation, stimulates cell renewal and lowers cell adhesion to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce sebum production and increase epidermal thickness.
DNA damage from UV lightages skin and leads to skin cancer. Ergothioneine is a powerful antioxidant that occurs naturally in the skin. Ergothioneine from mushrooms helps to limit DNA damage and protect mitochondria from free radicals generated during energy production. It repairs damage to mitochondrial DNA and inhibites lipid peroxidation more effectively than Coenzyme Q10 or Ubiquinone.
Major signs of aging skin are wrinkles and age spots. Natural algae Astaxanthin is the most powerful antioxidant with potent anti-inflammatory effects. Its unique molecular structure allows it to reside in the cell membrane and protect both the inside and outside of cell from free radical attack to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. By inhibiting the production and oxidation of melanin, Astaxanthin reduces wrinkles and lightens ages spots to revitalize sun damaged skin.
Smooth, supple skin is synonymous with youth and good health. This potent extract from the Glasswort plant increases skin moisture by over 6000% by reducing TransEpidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and TransEpidermal Urea Loss (TEUL). It also increases filaggrin expression and epidermal lipid production to improve epidermal sealing and increase epidermal density.
Uneven skin tone, redness and pigmentation issues have multiple causes. Gallic acid, a very powerful antioxidant, is an organic acid found in a variety of foods and herbs. By targeting multiple biological pathways, gallic acid has been clinically shown to reduce redness by 600%, decrease melanin in hyperpigmented spots by 150% and can increase skin brightness by a factor of 18.
Inflammation, decreased collagen production, and thin skin are the hallmarks of aged, sun damaged skin. Sodium hyaluronate is a naturally derived salt of Hyaluronic Acid with a smaller weight that allows it to easily penetrate the skin. It provides intense hydration by absorbing up to 1000 times its weight in water to plump the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Sodium hyaluronate also stimulates collagen production and reduces inflammation.
Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil
Macadamia oil is perfectly suited to delay skin and cell aging, regenerate and moisturize the skin, and prevent TransEpidermal Water Loss (TEWL). Madadamia Oil is rich in phytosterols that constitute the building blocks of the skin cell membranes. Its unique fatty acid profile (Palmitoleic Acid, Oleic Acid and Linoleic Acid) help calm and heal irritated skin.