Our approach to balanced formulation and development lies at the intersection of the latest Korean skincare innovation and a modern, minimal approach to function & form.
Bergamot Oil (furocoumarine-free)
Though Bergamot Oil is not extensively used in skincare products, it’s a highly transformative ingredient for fading blemish scars and pigmentation issues thanks to its citric nature. It’s also a natural astringent that can help unclog and clarify pores and reduce excess sebum production, paving the way for balanced, clearer complexions.
Blueberry Fruit Extract
Blueberry Fruit Extract is a natural ingredient loved for its antioxidants and brightening properties. It’s a key source of Vitamins A and C, which promotes cell turnover resulting in smoother, brighter skin. Blueberry Fruit Extract also contains resveratrol, which fights acne and acts as a natural sun protectant.
Ceramides are lipids found on the outer surface of skin. They act as a protective layer and help skin retain moisture and fight against environmental aggressors like pollution or sun damage. Ceramides make up about 50% of the skin’s surface and–– when skin isn’t depleted of them–– give your complexion a firm, supple, and more hydrated appearance.
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Protective, Anti-Aging, Plumping
Serumide (ingredient listed as Ceramide NP)
Eucalyptus Leaf Oil
Though it is not recommended to apply Eucalyptus Leaf Oil directly onto skin, when it’s diluted with other fatty oils, Eucalyptus Leaf is an incredibly hydrating ingredient. It’s known for its ability to boost skin’s moisture-retaining capacity and ceramide production, which keeps your complexion supple and radiant. It also contains the ingredient cineole, which is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory and can aid in calming sensitive or dry skin types.
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance within the connective tissues in our bodies, which acts as a natural magnet for moisture and helps cells retain high volumes of hydration for healthier, plumper skin. Hyaluronic Acid is effective in preventing premature wrinkles and aiding in moisture because of its ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water. Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic acid is its smaller molecule counterpart, and is a vital activator for retaining smooth and moisturized skin while preventing premature wrinkles.
Jojoba Seed Oil
Taken from the seeds of the Jojoba shrub, this is a plant oil whose soothing and moisturizing properties are incredible for replenishing dry and sensitive skin. It’s lightweight and absorbs quickly, and it’s wide variety of fatty acids can also help soothe skin that’s prone to inflammation.
Nattō is a traditional Japanese fermented soybean. Nattō Gum is made by boiling soybeans and then fermenting them with a culture of bacillus subtilis, resulting in a substance that’s packed with naturally occurring enzymes, Vitamin E, K2 and Lecithin, which soften and condition the skin as well as promoting a brighter, smoother, and more supple complexion.
Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is a water-soluble vitamin that fades hyperpigmentation, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, reverses signs of damage to the skin, and helps to stabilize the skin’s overall tone and texture. Consider it a cure-all for most of your skin woes.
Olive Fruit Oil
Olive Fruit Oil is an antioxidant powerhouse with incredible anti-aging benefits thanks to vitamins E, K, D, and A. Olive Fruit Oil is also a great source of essential fatty acids, including linoleic, oleic, and palmitic acids, which help to hydrate and plump skin. Two other major antioxidants- polyphenols and phytosterols, can help to heal and restore skin that’s been exposed to environmental and UV damage.
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Restorative, Hydrating, Anti-Aging
Vitamin C Elixir (ingredient listed as Olea Europaea Fruit Oil)
With potent and protective antioxidant power, Orange oil is extremely effective in calming inflamed or sensitive skin and fighting against free radical damage. Like Bergamot, it has antimicrobial and astringent properties that aid in clearing and clarifying issues like acne and rosacea.
Palo Santo Essential Oil
Palo Santo Essential Oil is derived from the bark or wood of the Palo Santo tree. It’s distinctive sweet, woody scent is known to be uplifting, clarifying and stress-relieving. Palo Santo Essential Oil itself is anti-inflammatory and contains antioxidants that stimulate skin cell regeneration and minimize the signs of aging.
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Anti-Aging, Calming, Detoxifying
Multi Cream (listed as Bursera Graveolens Wood Oil *ethically sourced*)
Though it’s a lesser known ingredient in skincare, Paprika extract boasts a wide range of benefits that all aid in refining and brightening skin. It’s packed with vitamin C, which helps to even out dull or discolored skin tones and it’s also known for its anti-inflammatory anti-bacterial properties, making it a great ingredient for fighting blemishes or inflammation issues. Paprika is also a vasodilator, which triggers blood vessels to expand and boost circulation, which helps to give skin a more radiant and healthy appearance.
Pearl Powder is made by boiling fresh or saltwater pearls and milling them into an extremely fine texture. Pearl powder contains amino acids, trace minerals, and antioxidant boosters which work together to promote collagen regeneration, soothe irritated skin, calm inflammation, and to reduce hyperpigmentation and discoloration.
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Brightening, Calming, Color-Correcting
Essence Moonlighter Cushion (ingredient listed as Pearl Powder)
Rosehip Fruit Oil
Rosehip Fruit Oil is a natural ingredient that is gentle and healing for a wide variety of skin types. Particularly helpful for sensitive skin, Rosehip oil is rich in Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids, which act as an effective emollient and moisturizer. Its high concentration of vitamin A deeply regenerates and nourishes skin and improves elasticity and moisture levels.
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Anti-Aging, Restorative, Nourishing
Vitamin C Elixir (ingredient listed as Rosa Canina Fruit Oil)
Rosemary Leaf Oil
Packed with anti-inflammatory properties, Rosemary Leaf oil is a leading ingredient in fighting acne and other skin inflammation issues such as eczema or rosacea. It’s also rich in antioxidants that help to protect skin and reverse early aging signs like wrinkles and dull, uneven skin tones.
Snow Lotus Flower Extract
Snow Lotus Flower is a rare and precious Asian herb rich in Vitamin E that soothes and reduces stress in the skin and inhibits harmful free radicals from causing damage to the skin’s surface. Snow Lotus Flower Extract has also been known to improve circulation (which helps blood flow and promotes brighter skin) and detoxifies the skin from impurities like dirt and bacteria which are leading causes of acne and inflammation.
Snow Mushroom, also known as Tremella Fuciformis, is one of nature’s most powerfully hydrating ingredients composed of incredible water-retention properties that help store moisture deep within the skin. Often regarded as the nature-made alternative to hyaluronic acid, Snow Mushroom’s particles are very small so they penetrate the skin more easily for deep hydration. Snow Mushroom also enhances the skin’s elasticity and can reduce signs of inflammation for a healthy, plump appearance.
Squalane is an emollient and the hydrogenated form of Squalene, a lipid naturally found on the skin. Squalane has a controversial history as it was originally sourced from the livers of sharks, however, our Squalane is 100% vegan and plant-derived. Squalane is incredibly moisturizing and helps to soften and soothe the outer layers of skin, giving the complexion a hydrated, brighter effect. It not only delivers hydration, but also encourages the skin to lock in hydration, which in turn helps to protect the skin’s surface.
Sunflower Seed Oil
Though Sunflower Seed Oil tends to be heavier, it is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores or lead to breakouts. It’s thicker nature makes it an incredibly hydrating and nourishing oil, and its high vitamin E content acts as a protective barrier for skin. Sunflower Seed Oil is an emollient and mimics the natural oils found on your skin, meaning it adds hydration and encourages your complexion to retain moisture on its own.
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Hydrating, Protective, Soothing
Vitamin C Elixir (ingredient listed as Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil)
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil is exceptionally hydrating and can actually help to reduce stretch marks and fade the appearance of scars. Because it’s fortified with vitamins D and E, it also acts as a calming agent and can help soothe irritation, protect against UV damage, and deliver moisture deep below the skin’s surface.
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Healing, Hydrating, Firming
Vitamin C Elixir (ingredient listed as Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil)
Ylang Ylang Oil
Like its other essential oil counterparts, Ylang Ylang oil is an extremely balancing ingredient and can help treat overproduction of sebum, making it a powerful addition to products that treat acne and other inflammatory issues. Its anti-inflammatory properties can also help to shrink pores and kill bacteria. Ylang Ylang also encourages skin cell renewal, which can aid in smoothing and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is a powerful antioxidant commonly used in skincare products because of its ability to brighten and even out discoloration and dark spots. Though it’s mostly known for its brightening effects, vitamin C is also incredibly refining and helps to fight off early wrinkles and creates a firmer, healthier complexion overall.
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Brightening, Anti-Aging, Evens out skin tone
Vitamin C Elixir (ingredient listed as Ascorbic Acid)