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Ingredients Glossary

ACETYL TETRAPEPTIDE-3 A 4 peptide complex which reinforces the strength of hair follicles resulting in the promotion of hair growth while reducing damage.

ACETYL TYROSINE + LEMON FRUIT EXTRACT work synergistically to stimulate collagen production.

ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE, a naturally occurring molecule, which stimulates collagen production, is an anti-inflammatory, and works to improve the texture of skin.

ALLANTOIN, found naturally in comfrey, beets, and chamomile; stimulates cell proliferation and increases skin smoothness.

APRICOT KERNEL OIL is rich in antioxidants and highly moisturizing, and can help diminish the appearance of wrinkles.

AVOCADO OIL is a powerhouse of nutrients -antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and essential fatty acids- that has been shown to relieve inflammation and irritation associated with eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Sterolins found in avocado oil help protect against age spots and hyper pigmentation.

BEET ROOT EXTRACT brightens and nourishes skin, and detoxifies pores. Naturally high in vitamin C, vitamin B-complex, and polysaccharides; beet root enhances cell renewal and deeply moisturizes the skin.

BERGAMOT, a naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory astringent that helps treat problem skin and acne by balancing the skin’s pH and helping to balance oil production.

COWSLIP, high in antioxidants, vitamin C and beta-carotene, helps combat acne and gives skin a more radiant appearance.

CUCUMBER is rich in amino acids, fatty acids, and vitamin C; has anti-inflammatory properties and helps prevent environmental damage to the skin.

EUGENOL, an antioxidant extracted from cloves, has been shown to reduce oxidative damage more effectively than vitamin E.

GLYCERYL STEARATE acts as a lubricant, and helps skin feel soft and smooth.

HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN penetrates the epidermis to help stabilize collagen fibers and prevent the formation of wrinkles.

JIAOGULAN is rich in antioxidants and helps to prevent UV damage and collagen degradation. Also touted for its anti-inflammatory benefits.

JOJOBA is deeply nourishing with vitamin E + B-complex vitamins. This non-comedogenic oil helps the skin fight oxidative stress caused by environmental pollutants and may help with collagen production. It naturally soothes skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as dry and itchy skin.

LADY'S MANTLE firms the skin and decreases the appearance of pores, and helps soothe skin irritants like rashes and eczema.

LEMON BALM is packed with antioxidants and can penetrate deep into layers of the skin to protect against UV damage and inflammation.

LEMON PEEL OIL is used for detoxifying, purifying, and renewing the skin.

MACADAMIA OIL effectively penetrates the outer layers of skin to deliver essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants deep into the skin. Anti-inflammatory properties and can help improve the appearance of damaged skin and promote healthy growth of new skin cells from within.

MALLOW rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, selenium and vitamins A and C, it can soothe inflammation and help to improve skin texture.

ORANGE OIL is a natural antiseptic and has anti-inflammatory properties.

PEPPERMINT soothes and helps prevent clogged pores. Rich in Vitamins A and C, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids, peppermint oil helps to brighten dull skin and aid in controlling excess oil secretion.

PROLINE, an amino acid and one of the building blocks of collagen, can improve skin elasticity while simultaneously promoting the repair and regeneration of skin cells.

RED CLOVER EXTRACT Full of natural isoflavones and phytoestrogen, this botanical extract adds strength and luster to hair proteins. Also help heal and soothe irritated skin.

RICE BRAN OIL is rich in a substance called oryzanol which is an antioxidant and free radical fighter with more powerful anti aging effects than Vitamin E, and is only found in this oil. The emollients in Rice Bran oil not only hydrate skin, they provide a protective barrier for the skin, which makes it particularly beneficial for damaged and undernourished skin.

ROCK ROSE is naturally antiseptic and antimicrobial, and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It regulates the production of sebum to clear up breakouts, and has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

ROSEMARY LEAF EXTRACT, a natural antiseptic, helps to protect skin against damage from free radicals and the sun. This powerful antioxidant also works to stabilize formulas with organic, botanical ingredients.

SESAME OIL helps to prevent the appearance wrinkles and improves skin rejuvenation. Fatty acids provide anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits. This nourishing oil is rich in antioxidants.

SHEA BUTTER conditions, tones, soothes, and restores the elasticity of skin.

SPEEDWELL improves skin resilience and firmness, reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation, and promotes even skin tone.

SQUALANE The animal-friendly alternative to Squalene, Squalane is made from olives. This non-irritating, plant-based ingredient is an antioxidant, aids in the prevention of UV damage and the formation of age spots, and promotes cell growth. It is also antibacterial.

SUNFLOWER SEED OIL rich in Vitamin E, helps to protect collagen and elastin in the skin, as well as guarding against UV radiation and environmental pollutants. High levels of Omega-6 fatty acids in this non-comedogenic oil combat irritation, redness, inflammation, and acne; and also aids in maintenance of the acid mantle, your skin's natural moisture barrier.

SWEET ALMOND OIL, rich in vitamin E, keeps your skin cells healthy, protects your skin from UV radiation damage, and helps your skin look smooth and feel soft. The monounsaturated fatty acids found in almond oil help your skin retain moisture and can help heal dry and irritated skin.

SWISS EDELWEISS contains leontopodic acid, an antioxidant twice as powerful as Vitamin C, which has been shown to effectively strengthen the skin’s barrier against free radicals and environmental pollution, and reduce skin sensitivity. The extract of this rare mountain flower has natural anti-inflammatory properties and helps to protect against collagen loss.

TAMARIND SEED EXTRACT has been shown to be more effective than hyaluronic acid. This botanical ingredient boosts skin elasticity, smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, and forms a protective barrier on the skin to protect against moisture loss.

TITANIUM DIOXIDE provides natural and physical sun block protection from UVA and UVB rays, and is gentle enough for sensitive and redness prone skin.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E) Vitamin E has been unquestionably proven to assist the skin and has a beneficial effect to help premature aging by protecting the skin from environmental pollution. It is non-comedogenic and cold pressed for purity. Tocopherol is also an excellent moisturizer that contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties, helping to prevent premature aging, and has wound healing properties. Vitamin E also enhances and helps with the penetration of other compounds and is well absorbed by human skin.

WHEAT GERM OIL contains high concentrations of vitamin E proven to promote healing and hydration of the skin. Amino acids boost the production of collagen and elastin, while antioxidants aid in skin renewal.

WILD YAM can aid in reduction of and help to prevent sun spots and hyper pigmentation, while restoring suppleness to the skin.

WITCH HAZEL is used to help shrink the appearance of pores, soothe skin, and reduce oil and inflammation.

YARROW is beneficial in helping to maintain the skin’s pH while working to encourage elasticity, preventing sagging skin and fine lines. It also reduces sebum to help control acne.

Botanical ingredients in Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skincare