Squalane (Plant derived), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil (Organic), C13-15 Alkane (Hemi Squalane), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Oil,Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Extract (Organic), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract (Organic), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Octyldodecanol, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/ Leaf/Vine Extract, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Retinol (0.5%), Tetrahydropiperine, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol.
La Clinica For Skin and Body prides itself on its innovation and thus the ingredients listed here may differ from the packaging depending on the time and region of purchase.
Squalane (plant derived)
A powerful emollient with high oxidative stability found and created naturally in our skin. Squalane has occlusive properties yet is non-comedogenic and assists dry, inflamed skin conditions. It supports the skin’s barrier and has anti-bacterial properties.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil (Organic)
Jojoba Oil is very similar to the sebum created by the sebaceous glands within the dermis. Sebum is fundamental for skin health. It assists in keeping the skin moisturised, maintains skin elasticity and preserves the skin’s barrier. Due to Jojoba oil’s sebum like qualities it is readily accepted and easily absorbed by our skin and has shown to be effective in enhancing the permeation and efficacy of the active ingredients it is combined with.
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Jojoba oil exhibits high oxidative stability and resistant to premature degradation. Studies suggest Jojoba oil accelerates wound healing and stimulates collages synthesis.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Mar 24;134(2):443-9.
C13-15 Alkane (Hemi Squalane)
A lightweight, ultra fast absorbing emollient derived from sugar.
Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Extract (Organic)
Chamomile extract has strong anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. It inhibits nitric oxide production within the dermis. Nitric oxide is a catalyst for inflammatory diseases and is associated with acute and chronic inflammations. Chamomile extract has anti-oxidant and antimicrobial properties and has shown to enhance wound healing.
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Int J Mol Med. 2010 Dec; 26(6): 935–940.
Wound healing (in-vivo)
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J Wound Care. 2007 Jul;16(7):298-302.
Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract (Organic)
Strong anti inflammatory action.
Indian J Exp Biol. 2009 Feb;47(2):113-20.
Wound healing (in-vivo)
J Wound Care. 2016 Dec 2;25(12):732-739.
Has shown to enhance collagen (in-vivo) and inhibit the activity of collagenase (in-vitro).
J Ethnopharmacol. 2017 Jan 20;196:94-103.
Has demonstrated protection against oxidative stress.
Phytother Res. 2015 Jan;29(1):120-4.
Has shown to ameliorated the oxidant effects of cigarette smoke.
Toxicology and Industrial Health 2011 April 28(1):3-9
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
Anti-oxidant. Assists the stability of the natural oils and Retinol
Defensil Plus [Octyldodecanol, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/ Leaf/Vine Extract, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.]
A combination of Blackcurrant Seed Oil, Sunflower Oil and Ballon Vine Extract; To ease inflammation and support the recovery of the skin barrier (Group 2 & 3). Ballon vine extract a plant-derived alternative to hydrocortisone, soothes the skin.
• Protects and regenerates the damaged skin barrier (in-vivo study)
• Nips inflammatory processes in the bud (in-vitro study)
• Reduces allergic reaction (in-vitro study)
• Reduces tissue damage resulting from mosquito bites (in-vivo study)
• Soothes the skin after shaving and epilation (in-vivo study)
• Reduces the severity of couperose (in-vivo study)
A patented natural permeation enhancer to increase the absorption and efficacy of actives in topical applications.
Also known as Lipochroman.
A potent anti oxidant that boosts the skin’s ability to resist oxidative damage due to external stressors and promotes the body’s natural detox process.
Demonstrated higher anti-oxidative power than well known anti-oxidants such as Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10. (Click here)
Provided potent singlet oxygen (ROS) scavenging activity.
Boosted the expression of key players in the detoxification of environmental stressors and ROS. Helped boost skin’s ability to resist oxidative damage and enhance its elasticity, while also improving the appearance of aging signs (wrinkles and dark spots)
In this application it may assist the protection of retinol and natural oils from premature oxidation.