One of the best ways to understand what skin care products to use and what to avoid is to know your ingredients. While it is impossible to judge a product by simply looking at the ingredient list, you can easily understand those few ingredients that work wonders on your skin as well as those ingredients that can potentially cause harm to your skin. Understanding what’s present in your skin care product gives you more control about the way you look. Here at OROGOLD Cosmetics, we believe in blending different ingredients to create the perfect combination which helps you to address specific skin concerns as well as take care of anti-aging. Here are some of the main ingredients used by OROGOLD Cosmetics in our various products.
Almost two-thirds of the human body is made out of water. Therefore, it always makes sense to add water in skin care products as it allows the other ingredients in the product to disperse evenly across your skin and get absorbed properly. The water that we use adheres to extremely strict biological standards and it does not contain any mineral or particle which can interfere with the product.
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 highly beneficial for the skin. However, in order for them to be effective, they need to be concentrated into the extract form.
Botanical extracts are considered to be more productive than the plants themselves and they can help you get faster results. 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).
Ceramides are naturally occurring lipid molecules that help to retain moisture in the skin. On average, natural ceramide levels fall by 43% after the age of 30, and up to 60% after age 40—often leading to drier, older-looking skin. Formulations containing ceramides have been shown to improve disturbed skin conditions, due to their “waterproof” effect once topically applied onto skin. Thanks to their natural waxy texture, ceramides also serve as an effective barrier 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 skin care products and solutions. These acids help to treat a variety of skin care problems and also boost the turnover of new skin cells. Some of the main Hydroxy acids used by OROGOLD Cosmetics in its skin care products include Citric Acid, Lemon Extracts (Citrus Medica Limonum Extarct), Lactic Acid, Orange Extract (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract), Malic Acid, Bilberry Extract (Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract), Sugar Cane Extracts (Saccharum Officinarum Extract) and Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid).
Peptides are extremely similar to proteins in the way they function. Despite having shorter chains when compared to proteins, peptides are essential for basic functions, producing collagen and ensuring that the skin remains plump, supple and youthful. Moreover, peptides also penetrate deeper into the skin to work their wonders from within and repair damaged collagen and proteins and fight the common signs of aging. 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 insides as well as the outsides of the human body. Numerous studies have shown that vitamins play a major role in protecting the body from the damage caused by the rays of the sun and as well as the damage caused by free radicals.
Furthermore, vitamins also help to give 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. 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 water-loving ingredient then posits these water molecules to the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of skin, usually made of dead cells). 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 Cosmetics promises its customers with a luxurious and heavenly experience each time they use our products. Some of the main luxury ingredients that allow us to make this promise 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 long association 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. Caviar is a pricey delicacy that has found its way not just in your food, but also in your skin care products. It contains a number of essential nutrients which help to prevent inflammation, improve elasticity of the skin and protect the skin from the damage caused by free radicals.
9. Miscellaneous Ingredients
There are a few other ingredients used by OROGOLD Cosmetics that are worth mentioning. Some the main ones include Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol), Collagen, Kojic Acid, Shea Butter (Butyrosperum Parkii) and Hyaluronic Acid. Coconut oil is a natural oil that helps the products to penetrate deeper into your skin and moisturize your skin from within without causing irritation. DMAE helps to stabilize the cell membranes, protect your skin from the damage caused by free radicals and have a firming effect on your skin.
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 and the more collagen your body products, the younger looking skin you get. However, your body produces lesser collagen as it becomes older. This makes it to replenish the collagen and add ingredients into your diets and skin care routines that help to boost collagen production. 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. Finally, Hyaluronic acid is essential in ensuring that your skin remains moist and helps out in producing collagen.