Squalane (Plant derived), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil (Organic), C13-15 Alkane (Hemi Squalane), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Oil, Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Argania Spinose Kernel (Argan) Oil (Organic), Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Oil, 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, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Trihydroxystearin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucomannan, 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.
Ultra Filling Spheres
A combination of a low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and a high molecular weight polysaccharide, Konjac Glucomannan. These hygroscopic biopolymers are dehydrated and are able penetrate through the upper layers of the epidermis where they rapidly swell, absorbing the evaporating water from within. As the Ultra Filling Spheres inflate, they tighten the skin, smooth out wrinkles and leave the skin with an elastic skin surface and long term hydration.
Compared to traditional Hyaluronic Filling Spheres
· +20% more hydration
· +17% increased stratum corneum thickness
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 is resistant to premature degradation. Studies suggest Jojoba oil accelerates wound healing and stimulates collagen synthesis.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Mar 24;134(2):443-9.
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.
Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Extract (Organic)
Chamomile extract has strong anti inflammatory affects 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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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
Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil
Chia Seed Oil contains a potent amount of Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and Omega 6 (linoleic acid) fatty acids (about 65% of the oil content) which posses strong anti inflammatory action. A study conducted by Annals of Dermatology in 2010 demonstrated that a formulation containing 4% Chia Seed Oil as the active ingredient applied topically soothes irritation, assists the skin’s barrier function and moisturises dry and inflamed skin. This formulation contains 4% Chia Seed Oil.
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)
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 the natural oils from premature oxidation. (Click here)
Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Oil
Grape Seed Oil renowned for its anti-oxidant activity is high in phenolic compounds such as resveratrol and proanthocyanidins, free fatty acids such as linoleic acid and vitamin E. It’s anti-oxidant properties help prevent reactive oxygen species and reduce lipid peroxidation caused by environmental stressors such as UV. It has demonstrated it’s wound healing potential by decreasing the healing time and increasing connective tissue in non-human models.
Phytother Res. 2011 Aug;25(8):1201-8