RESEARCH ON INGREDIENTS
Enantia chlorantha extract (also known as African whitewood) is a plant-based ingredient gained from the bark and has astringent properties that make it an effective remedy to balance combination and oily skin types, reduce shine and visibly diminish pore size. It assists in regulating sebaceous gland secretions by inhibiting 5-alpha reductase enzyme activity while scavenging free radicals. It also helps eliminate excess oil, firms and tightens skin, and induces a long-term decrease in sebum without over-drying skin.
Mastocarpus Stellatus extract, is derived from a small red algae that is rich in sugar, calcium, magnesium and vitamin A helps to soothe the skin, stimulates natural defenses and fight against dehydration. Red algae not only have antioxidants that slow the aging of the skin but also many proteins that strengthen the elasticity of the tissues.
Witch hazel bark extract, has a reputation for decreasing bacteria and inflammation in the skin, as well as tighten the skin and reduce pore size. The tannins (a class of astringent molecules) are thought to be effective in acne-fighting and oil control without drying skin out, have soothing properties, helping skin repair quickly.