One of the best ways to understand which skin care products to use, and which to avoid, is to know your ingredients. Using our helpful guide will not only help you to identify ingredients, it will also give you an understanding of their benefits. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to make more informed decisions that are more likely to help you reach your skin goals. Ready to get started? Here we feature some of the amazing ingredients used inside OROGOLD product formulations:
1. Aqua (Water)
Almost two-thirds of the human body is made out of water. Therefore, it almost always makes sense to add water into skin care products, as it allows the other ingredients in the product to disperse evenly across your skin. Many plant extracts are also hydrophilic, meaning that they work better with water than without.1https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299475540_Skin_Care_Products_What_do_they_promise_what_do_they_deliver You don’t need to worry about active ingredients being diluted by the water either, as they can actually be even more powerful when combined with some h2o.
2. Botanical Extracts
There are a number of plant and botanical extracts that are commonly used in skin care products. These extracts are considered to be more powerful than the plants themselves in whole form, since their active compounds and phytochemicals have been concentrated.
Some of the main botanical extracts used by OROGOLD Cosmetics include Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract), Green Tea Extracts (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract), Bearberry Extracts (Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract), Olive Extracts (Olea Europaea Leaf Extract), Carrageenan and Marigold Extract (Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract). These botanicals are able to do everything from moisturizing the skin2https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763764/ to reducing inflammation3https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834722/ to fighting free radicals,4https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796122/ making them a must-have in our skin care products.
Ceramides are naturally-occurring lipid molecules that help to retain moisture in the skin. Ceramide levels decrease quite dramatically with age,5https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8950457 with this process usually beginning in the early 30’s, often leading to drier, older-looking skin. Formulations containing ceramides have been shown to improve disturbed skin conditions and effectively moisturize the skin,6https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17441463 due to their “waterproof” effect when applied topically. Thanks to their natural waxy texture, ceramides also serve as an effective barrier7https://www.ocl-journal.org/articles/ocl/full_html/2019/01/ocl190012/ocl190012.html to protect against harmful environmental pollutants, including bacteria, dust, and dirt.
4. Hydroxy Acids
AHAs and BHAs are hydroxy acids that are commonly associated with exfoliating products and solutions. These acids help to treat a variety of skin concerns by boosting the turnover of new skin cells.8https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3941867/ This helps to give skin a smoother and brighter appearance,9https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1610-0387.2012.07939.x with a reduction in wrinkles and dark spots.10https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3941867/ Some of the main hydroxy acids used by OROGOLD Cosmetics include Citric Acid, Lemon Extracts (Citrus Medica Limonum Extract), Lactic Acid, Orange Extract (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract), Mandelic Acid, Bilberry Ex
Peptides are extremely similar to proteins in the way that they work. They are essential for basic skin functions, such as the production of collagen and elastin.11https://www.mdpi.com/2079-9284/5/1/21/htm This helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while improving skin’s condition. Peptides can also help to repair damaged skin,12https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/peptides#wound-healing while fighting the common signs of aging.13https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10989-017-9648-7 Some of the main peptides used by OROGOLD Cosmetics include Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Acetyl Hexapeptide-8.
Vitamins are considered to be extremely beneficial for the human body, both internally as well as externally. Numerous studies have shown that vitamins play a major role in protecting the body from the damage accumulated by sun exposure, as well as the damage caused by free radicals.14https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583891/
Furthermore, vitamins also help to provide a brighter looking complexion, combat the signs of aging by boosting the production of collagen, and reduce sun damage to give your skin its natural glow.15https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4562654/ The most commonly used vitamins in OROGOLD skin care products include Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), Vitamin B (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) and Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate).
7. Natural and Synthetic Humectants
Particularly effective in combating dry skin, humectants work by forming hydrogen bonds with water molecules from deeper levels of the dermis. This moisture-loving ingredient then deposits these water molecules to the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of skin, usually made up of dead cells).16https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6197824/ In doing so, humectants help to hydrate skin and promote a softer, more supple-looking appearance. Natural humectants include aloe, honey, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid, while examples of synthetic humectants include propylene glycol, silicones, and PEGs.
8. Luxury Ingredients
OROGOLD offers a luxurious and heavenly experience each time you use one of our products. Some of the main luxury ingredients found in OROGOLD products include Gold (our signature ingredient), Caviar, Pearls and Diamond Dust. Gold has been associated with skin and health care for centuries. Pearls and diamond dust are also known to have a historic connection with skin care. In fact, the use of all three dates back to the time of the ancients, who believed that these ingredients could do wonders for your skin. Well, the ancients were right. Pearl powder promotes collagen regeneration,17https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23043617 reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while diamond dust reflects the light in a way that gives the skin a beautiful luminosity.
9. Miscellaneous Ingredients
There are a few other ingredients used by OROGOLD Cosmetics that are worth mentioning. Some of the main ones include Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol), Collagen, Kojic Acid and Squalene. Coconut oil is a natural oil that has the ability to increase skin hydration,18https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15724344 while DMAE boasts powerful skin-firming properties, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles. Collagen is a naturally occurring compound that accounts for more than 30% of the proteins found in the human body. Collagen is directly related to how old your skin looks – the more collagen your body produces, the younger your skin appears. However, your body produces less collagen as it ages, making it vital to replenish that collagen by adding collagen-boosting ingredients into your skin care routine. Kojic acid helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots and also reduces the production of melanin in your body in order to lighten your skin tone.19https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5843359/ Finally, squalene is a compound that not only moisturizes the skin, but also boasts potent antioxidant properties that enable it to treat a variety of different skin conditions.20https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23449131
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