Unless you have some background knowledge on the subject already, the ingredients list on the back of any cosmetic product can be overwhelming and uninformative. As a consumer, you want to know that you’re not just buying products that are good for the environment, but that they are also extremely good for your skin (because that’s the end goal after all). That’s why as a company, we believe in providing complete transparency when it comes to our products. We’re going to highlight all of the main active ingredients that we use in our products and explain to you why they are good for your skin.
First and foremost, all of our products contain breadfruit. Breadfruit is an extremely beneficial ingredient to use in skincare products for a number of reasons. Our breadfruit extract is a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and skin brightening agent. The main compound in our breadfruit extract is responsible for scavenging harmful free radicals and reducing the appearance of redness, rosacea and puffiness. It is also a tyrosinase-inhibitor which reverses and prevents age spots, sun spots and any kind of pigmentation caused by scarring. In addition to our breadfruit flower extract, the Altilis Beauty product line contains many other powerful plant botanicals with proven skin care benefits.
InflorEssence Facial Cleanser
Soapwort Extract – Soapwort is a natural source of saponins which is a compound found in plants that has soap-like qualities due to its ability to foam and lather when wet. Soapwort extract provides a gentle cleanse that’s perfect for sensitive skin.
Gotu Kola - Astringent, antimicrobial and skin healing properties. Scavenges free radicals and promotes skin health.
Honeybush -Improves skin texture and smoothness. Provides antioxidant and protective
Acemannan Polysaccharides (Aloe vera) - Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Promotes skin health through hydration. Reduces the appearance of redness and rosacea. We use our aloe vera ingredient in our products in a way that preserves the active compound, Acemannan.
Lactic acid - A mild chemical exfoliant that is produced by all living organisms from microbes to humans. It promotes healthy cell turnover. It smooths texture and reduces the appearance of acne.
Trans-resveratrol – A powerful antioxidant that scavenges free radicals. It contains skin brightening properties and reduces the appearance of redness, rosacea and acne. It is most popularly known as the beneficial antioxidant in red wine.
In addition to containing a very compact list of beneficial ingredients, our InflorEssence Serum is the perfect base to help absorb our nutrient rich moisturizer. Similar to the rest of our product line, the main active ingredient is breadfruit. However, our serum also contains:
Kukui nut oil – Kukui nut oil is the perfect carrier oil to use as the base of our serum because it is a non comedogenic oil, meaning that it will not clog your pores. Other oils such as coconut oil are comedogenic meaning that it is more likely that they will clog your pores and can lead to acne. Kukui Nut Oil is excellent for all skin types, especially dry, aging and acne-prone skin.
Vitamin C (L-Ascorbyl Palmitate) –Fat soluble vitamin C helps to brighten and lighten skin pigmentation caused by the sun, aging and acne. Our InflorEssence Serum contains the first part of a two-step vitamin C regime – pairing perfectly with our vitamin C infused InflorEssence Moisturizer.
Our InflorEssence Moisturizer is the perfect addition to your skincare lineup. It contains breadfruit flower extract, vitamin C, gotu kola, honeybush, acemannan polysaccharides (aloe vera) and trans-resveratrol. In addition to that, this powerhouse of a product also contains:
Hyaluronic Acid - Hydrates and plumps. Keeps moisture and water soluble active ingredients locked into the skin.
Ferulic Acid - Stabilized hyaluronic acid and vitamin C for maximum performance. Antioxidant that has increased activity when exposed to sunlight.
Ceramides – Our skin naturally contains ceramides. However, as we age, ceramides in the skin start to deplete from sunlight and water exposure, making our skin appear dry and wrinkled. Using a product that contains ceramides helps to replenish the skin's natural lipid barrier and repairs dry, aging and sensitive skin.
Day Cream 15% Zinc Oxide
In addition to all of the goodies that are found in our InflorEssence Moisturizer, our Day Cream 15% Zinc Oxide also contains, as the name suggests, zinc oxide.
Zinc Oxide- An active ingredient that is typically found in mineral sunscreen and provides broad-spectrum sun protection. Effective at protecting against UVA and UVB protection.
Breadfruit Body Butter
A smooth and luxurious cream that contains the perfect blend of rich ingredients that will nourish and hydrate your skin. In addition to breadfruit flower extract, gotu kola and acemannan polysaccharides (aloe vera), our Breadfruit Body Butter also contains:
Hemp Seed Oil - Excellent for dry skin, psoriasis, eczema and acne. Rich emollient with the perfect ratio of omega 3- and omega 6- fatty acids for skin health.
Shea Butter – Our organic, ethically sourced shea butter moisturizes and protects your skin. Soothes dry, cracked and irritated skin.
ECZTREMA Hand Cream
The main ingredient that is found in our Hand Cream that is not found in the Breadfruit Body Butter is ceramides. As mentioned before, ceramides help to replenish the skin's natural lipid barrier and repairs dry, aging and sensitive skin. Our Hand Cream is perfect for hard working hands! So, whether you’re a gardener, hiker, or rock climber, this hand cream with protect and nourish your hands.
Beeswax – the beeswax that is found in our Lip Balm comes straight to our lab from the University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre.
Organic Peppermint Essential Oil – Has a soothing, refreshing and stimulating effect.
If you have any questions about any of the ingredients found in our products or would like to know more about all of our ingredients, visit our website or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. **Please note: Our products contain additional ingredients that are not listed above which can be found on the label and in the ingredients section of each product in the shop. We are also constantly adding ingredients spotlights to our ingredients page on our website so keep checking back if you want to learn more about some of the other ingredients!