INGREDIENTS DATABASE

Ingredients are the most important part of skin care products. Yet often little or no information is given about the ingredients that skin care products contain. Did you know that European Legislation prohibits over 1,300 ingredients (chemicals) for use in personal care products?

On this page you can read all about the ingredients we use in our products and about the ingredients we avoid. At the bottom of the page you will find an explanation of each specific ingredient in our products.

THE HARD WORKERS

Discover the ingredients that give your skin a boost.

ALOE VERA EXTRACT

Soothes, cools and moisturizes the skin without clogging pores.

coconut oil

Soothes and moisturizes the skin for a long time. Absorbs quickly and does not feel greasy.

BILBERRY OIL

Anti-aging powerhouse. Helps against inflammation.

JOJOBA OIL

Prevents the growth of harmful bacteria. Soothes dry and irritating areas on the skin.

PEPPERMINT OIL

Provides a fresh and energizing effect. Protects the skin against bacteria.

EUCALYPTUS OIL

Leaves the skin feeling very fresh and energized. Leaves the skin feeling clean.

VITAMIN B3

Promotes anti-aging and regenerates the skin in a natural way.

VITAMIN B5

Hydrates and soothes the skin. Stimulates wound healing.

VITAMIN E

Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and keeps the skin young and taut.

SEPITONIC™ M3

A mix of minerals that provide more energy in your skin

PENTAVITIN®

Restores the moisture balance of both the epidermis and deeper skin layers.

Glycerin (vegan)

A completely natural ingredient that moisturizes and softens the skin well.

THE 0% LIST

We avoid these substances in our products.

SULPHATES

SLS and SLES are surfactants that can cause skin irritation or allergies.

PARABENS

Preservatives that can change important hormone mechanisms in our body.

SILICONE

Create a thin layer on the skin so that dirt can no longer leave the skin.

PEG

Has an irritating effect on the skin and ensures that other substances easily penetrate the skin.

MEA, DEA, TEA

Substances that can cause skin allergies, inflammation and hormone disruption.

RETINOL

Can damage DNA and accelerate the growth of skin tumors when used locally on the skin.

aluminium

Aluminum closes your pores, preventing impurities from leaving the skin. Aluminum is absorbed by the skin, which can have a disruptive effect in the body.

mineral oils

Ingredients such as petrolatum, petroleum, parafinum (liquidum), vaseline or mineral oil. Creates a thin layer on the skin so that dirt can no longer leave the skin.

OXYBENZONE

Sunscreen and ultraviolet absorber. Can lead to irritation, allergies and possible hormone disruption.

EXTENSIVE INGREDIENTS DATABASE

All information about the ingredients we use in our products.

OILS / EXTRACTS / VITAMINS

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera extract)

Aloe Vera extract gives the skin a cooling and calming feeling. In addition, this extract also contains a regenerative capacity. Aloe Vera is also rich in vitamins A, B, C and E.

We also use an aloin-free Aloe Vera extract. Aloin is completely filtered out of the product. This substance has been linked to tumor formation in some studies. These studies did concern oral intake and not external use. Nevertheless, we have chosen to use an aloin-free variant.

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Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut oil)

Cocos Nucifera Oil is a pure coconut oil that mainly provides very good hydration. Even sensitive and very dry skin remains well hydrated by coconut oil.

This oil is rich in triglycerides. Coconut oil also ensures that your skin becomes wonderfully soft. The short fatty acids in coconut oil ensure that the oil can be absorbed quickly by the skin. This makes the Defense Plus Face Moisturizer quickly absorbed and not greasy.

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Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil (Eucalyptus oil)

Eucalyptus oil is very recognizable by the sharp, fresh scent that the oil has. We have chosen to use this oil, because it gives a very fresh feeling during cleaning. In addition, this substance is also anti-inflammatory and partly UV-light resistant.

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Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract (Sunflower Extract)

Sunflower extract is a source of multiple fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, C and E. Furthermore, this extract also contains some proteins and various minerals. This extract helps with dry skin and restores the suppleness of the skin. It also has a positive contribution to keeping some vitamins stable.

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Mentha arvensis leaf oil (Peppermint oil)

We use peppermint oil in our products to give it a fresh and energetic effect. The freshness of this oil is mainly due to the substance Menthol. Beside, this oil consists of antioxidants, which keep the skin looking younger. Furthermore, this oil protects your DNA and works against bacteria and viruses.

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Vaccinium Myrtillus L. Seed Oil (Bilberry oil)

We are a big fan of bilberry oil and therefore think it is a pity that it is actually not used much in personal care products. Bilberry oil is considered a true anti-aging powerhouse. This is because this oil is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

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Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba oil)

Jojoba oil is a true wonderoil that is good for both dry and oily skin. This oil is high in fatty acids and triglycerides that provide moisture to your skin. This results in a soft skin. These fatty acids also counteract oxidation of the skin, which reduces the risk of wrinkles.

In addition, this oil is also anti-inflammatory and contains vitamin E. As you can see, Jojoba oil is a very good oil and that is why we use it in both of our products.

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Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) is the perfect vitamin for anti-aging and skin regeneration. It stimulates collagen production (collagen keeps the skin young) and it naturally replaces dead skin cells.

Vitamin B3 is also anti-inflammatory, which works against red spots and bumps on the skin. Therefore, this vitamin is an important part of the Defense Plus Face Moisturizer.

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Panthenol (Vitamin B5)

Panthenol promotes the skin and wound repair process, ensures a smooth and elastic skin and is seen as an excellent moisturizer. As a result, your skin retains more moisture, making wrinkles less visible and the skin softer and more resilient.

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Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Tocopherol (Vitamin E) is an ingredient that is good for the skin as well as for the product itself. It protects your skin from free radicals and it keeps the skin supple and soft. Furthermore, Tocopherol extends the shelf life of our products in a natural way.

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MINERALS

Copper Gluconate

This substance promotes cellular regeneration and stimulates wound healing. In addition, it also stimulates various enzyme systems.

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Magnesium Aspartate

Magnesium Aspartate is one of the three salts that make up Sepitonic M3. Together these ensure an increased metabolism in the skin cells. This gives these skin cells more energy, resulting in an anti-aging effect.

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Zinc Gluconate

Zinc Gluconate has a number of good properties. It has an anti-bacterial and sebum regulating effect. It also stimulates antioxidant enzyme systems and has a wound healing capacity.

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SOOTHING INGREDIENTS

Caprylic/capric triglyceride

Caprylic / capric triglyceride is a very popular ingredient. It makes the skin feel soft and smooth.

This odorless and non-greasy substance is derived from coconut oil. It is known as a very good ingredient that makes the skin feel good and is very well tolerated by all skin types.

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Coco Caprylate

Coco caprylate is a substance naturally derived from coconut oil. It ensures good hydration of the skin and ensures that the product is easy to spread on the skin.

Coco caprylate ensures that the Defense Plus Face Moisturizer gives a light and soft feeling. It is used in many cosmetic products as a replacement for silicone.

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Glycerin

Glycerin is considered a superstar ingredient. It is a completely natural ingredient that moisturizes the skin well. This keeps the skin beautifully soft, smooth and healthy. It is tolerated by all skin types.

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Inulin

Inulin is a substance derived from chicory root. It mainly ensures that the skin can absorb enough water.

Inulin is mainly used for its prebiotic effect. It ensures that the growth of bad bacteria on the skin is reduced.

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Saccharide Isomerate

Saccharide Isomerate, also known as Pentavitin, is a deeply moisturizing ingredient in cosmetic products. It consists of 100% natural complex from plants.

Saccharide Isomerate binds to skin’s own proteins. This fully restores the moisture balance on both the epidermis and deeper skin layers.

This substance provides good hydration that can last up to 72 hours. Saccharide Isomerate is also widely used in day and night creams, products for dry skin, after sun and anti-aging products.

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SURFACTANTS

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a foaming substance whose primary function is to properly cleanse the skin.

In general, this is a mild and skin-friendly substance. Therefore, it is also widely used in baby and children’s shampoos. This substance is also highly biodegradable.

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Coco-Gluccoside

Coco-Gluccoside is a surfactant of vegetable origin. Its primary function is to cleanse the skin. This substance is mild on the skin and biodegradable.

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Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

The first question that often comes to mind is: is this not a form of sulphate? No, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is not a form of sulfate.

This substance has a mild cleansing and foaming function and ensures that the skin is cleansed in a good and mild way. Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is widely used in sulfate-free products.

In addition, this substance is widely used in cleansers that are suitable for sensitive skin or baby skin.

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PRESERVATIVES

Phenoxyethanol

Phenoxyethanol is a preservative with an antibacterial effect. It is often used as a paraben substitute. It is also often used as a preservative in products that are labeled “natural”.

There are also negative reports about Phenoxyethanol. As a result, the EU has decided that a maximum concentration of 1% is allowed in cosmetic products. In the Defense Plus Face Moisturizer, Phenoxyethanol is the “main” preservative. We use a concentration of 0.73%.

The Deep Mint Face Wash contains a concentration of 0.01% Phenoxyethanol. This is because this substance is also used as a preservative with individual ingredients.

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Potassium Sorbate

Potassium Sorbate is a preservative widely used in food, drinks and cosmetic products.

It is seen as a mild preservative and is therefore widely used as an alternative (along with sodium benzoate) to parabens. The Deep Mint Face Wash contains a concentration of 0.1% Potassium Sorbate. The Defense Plus Face Moisturizer contains a concentration of 0,001%.

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Sodium Benzoate

Sodium Benzoate is a salt derived from benzoic acid. This is naturally found in plums, apples and cranberries.

Sodium Benzoate is used as a preservative in food, drinks and cosmetic products. Although there are also negative reports about Sodium Benzoate, it is seen by several authorities as a relatively safe ingredient.

The Deep Mint Face Wash contains a concentration of 0.332% Sodium Benzoate. The Defense Plus Face Moisturizer contains a concentration of 0,001%.

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OTHER INGREDIENTS

Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl alcohol is an organic alcohol naturally found in some fruits and teas. This alcohol is known as a slightly more aggressive alcohol at high doses.

Benzyl Alcohol is used as a solvent for other substances in the Deep Mint Face Wash In this dosage and with this function, it is a safe substance to use and the risk of skin reactions is very small.

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Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl alcohol is an alcohol widely used in the cosmetics world. This is because this type of alcohol hardly irritates the skin. Cetearyl alcohol is a “fatty” alcohol. This ensures that moisture is absorbed into the skin, making the skin softer. In addition, it is used as a so-called co-emulsifier and plasticizer. This ensures the correct stability and texture of the product.

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CI 42090

CI 42090 is a coloring agent. The name of this dye is Blue Brilliant. This coloring agent is not only used in cosmetics, but also in products such as ice cream, chewing gum and sports drinks.

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Citric Acid

Citric Acid is used in cosmetics to regulate the pH value of products. This makes the products better for the skin and extends the shelf life.

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Ethylhexylglycerin

Ethylhexylglycerin is widely used in cosmetics in combination with Phenoxyethanol. The addition of Ethylhexylglycerin improves the function of Phenoxyethanol as a preservative. It is widely used in shower and skin care products.

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Glucose

Glucose is a simple sugar used by living cells as a source of energy.

Glucose, together with Myristyl Alcohol and Myristyl Glucoside, forms a basic ingredient for the Defense Plus Face Moisuturizer. This combination ensures a soft and non-greasy texture of the Face Moisturizer. Furthermore, this basic ingredient is widely used in natural cosmetics.

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Glyceryl Oleate

Glyceryl Oleate is an emulsifier that ensures good stability of the product. It is widely used in skin care products. This fabric leaves the skin feeling supple, soft and smooth.

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Glyceryl Stearate

Just like Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Stearate is also an emulsifier. It also has the primary task of ensuring the stability of products. Glyceryl Stearate is derived from various plant oils. Furthermore, this substance ensures a supple, soft and smooth skin.

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Myristyl Alcohol

Myristyl Alcohol is an alcohol that hardly irritates the skin. This alcohol is therefore seen as a “soft” alcohol. Myristyl alcohol is a greasy alcohol that retains moisture in the skin. This alcohol is used in our Moisturizer as a so-called co-emulsifier. This ensures that it gives our Moisturizer a nice and soft feeling.

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Myristyl Glucoside

Myristyl Glucoside is a sugar that, as you can tell from the name, is very similar to Myristyl Alcohol.

This substance has 2 functions. First, it is a cleaner. It ensures that dirt is easily rinsed away with water. Second, it also keeps the skin moist.

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Sodium Chloride

Sodium Chloride is one of the most well-known substances nowadays, which is used almost every day: namely ordinary table salt.

In the Deep Mint Face Wash, just like in food, as a preservative and to add structure.

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Sodium Citrate

Like Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate is an acidity regulator. This allows the pH to be regulated in such a way that it feels nice on your skin and improves the stability of other ingredients.

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Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate is a very good emulsifier. It therefore ensures that the fats and oils in the Defense Plus Face Moisturizer can mix well.

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Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum is used as a gelling agent, binding agent and ensures good stability of the Deep Mint Face Wash. It is very widely used in cosmetic products.

This substance is completely natural and has been approved by Ecocert. It is also used in the food industry.

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