Hyaluronan Moisturizing Mask
KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS:
Japanese Bloodgrass Root Extract: optimizes and reinforces collagen synthesis and moisture absorption in the skin
Watercress Extract : Watercress is rich in beta carotene, chlorophyll, folic acid, vitamin C, E, bioflavonoids, calcium, iodine, iron, manganese, potassium, zinc, and sulphur. The Watercress extract restores the quantitative and qualitative balance of skin lipids, thus reducing the transepidermal loss of moisture.
Cucumber extract: hydrating, soothing, calming
Polyglutamic Acid: this ingredient is a remarkably potent hydrating compound that represents a major breakthrough in the science of skincare. It is ten times more hydrating than Hyaluronic acid and far more elastic than collagen. In Asia, Gamma PGA is commonly recognized for its specific skin care benefits. It is 100% natural, bio degradable and non-toxic. In fact, it is even edible.
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.
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.
Vitamin E: high in antioxidants, skin moisturizing and skin healing properties
Tranexamic Acid: Melanin Inhibiting, Skin Brightening
Arbutin: Potent skin brightening ingredient, melanin inhibiting
Sheet: invisible (silk)