Vital Brightening Bubble Mud Mask
KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS:
Diglycerine: a powerful humectant that has twice the moisture retaining properties of glycerine
Allantoin: calming, healing
Sodium Hyaluronate : Sodium Hyaluronate is one of the natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) found in the skin. Together with lipids, NMFs keep skin from losing water, maintaining skin’s young, smooth, non-flaky appearance. In fact, a 2000 study by Sakai et. found that a decrease in the lipid and NMF content of the skin leads to surface roughness, flaking, fine lines, and a tight, uncomfortable feeling. Natural NMFs maintain moisture in the skin, even under low humidity, and provide an optimal environment for enzymatic functions.
In skincare products, natural moisturizing factors are able to draw water into the skin, reducing trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. NMFs in skincare products also help to temporarily stabilize and maintain the complex intercellular-skin matrix, which is the “glue” that holds the skin together; this gives skin a smoother appearance.
Creatine: an amino acid that serves as the precursor to adenosine triphosphate, which is essential for cellular energy. In simple terms this ingredient helps damaged skin cells look, behave and act like healthy cells. It therefore AIDS in repairing damaged and scarred skin cells.
Licorice Root Extract: This skin conditioning agent works to improve the appearance of dry/damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness, and also functions as an anti-irritant with anti-inflammatory and skin soothing capabilities. clinical tests point to the ingredient as an effective treatment for atopic dermatitis.
Furthermore, studies suggest it may also inhibit the skin's tyrosinase activity and melanin production, making it a potential lightening/brightening agent that prevents hyper-pigmentation.
Niacinamide: Topically applied niacinamide has been shown to increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in skin, prevent skin from losing water content, and stimulate microcirculation in the dermis. It also has a growing reputation for being able to treat an uneven skin tone and to mitigate acne and the red marks it leaves behind (known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). Niacinamide, an excellent ingredient for those struggling with wrinkles and breakouts
French Green Clay: detoxifying, exfoliating, clarifying. This clay contains a wide variety of healing elements, including montmorillonite (Bentonite), magnesium, calcium, potassium, dolomite, silica, manganese, phosphorous, silicon, copper, and selenium
Kaolin Clay: detoxifying, healing, oil balancing
Wakame extract: Found in high end brands such as La-mer, this sea-plant extract has healing and skin firming skin benefits, whitening
Brightening Plant Complex (the herbs alone have amazing skin benefits. The complex put together has potent skin brightening effects)
Blue Mallow Flower Extract: anti-inflammatory, soothing, antioxidants
Horse Chestnut Seed Extract : anti-inflammatory, promotes healthy blood circulation in order to pump nutrients and minerals to the skin
Witch hazel extract: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, balances excess oil secretion, anti-acne
Butcher's broom root extract : reduces skin redness and inflammation
Arnica Montana Flower Extract: healing, anti-bacterial
This product also contains 2 natural cleansing, bubbling agents (one derived from coconuts) that cleanses skin without the use of harsh detergents
MINERAL OIL FREE