The Ultimate Skin Care Glossary

Your definitive guide to navigating all of the skin care ingredients you've heard of, but never understood.

ASPARTO LIFT 
What is it? An Oriflame patented active taken from aspartic acid, an amino acid found in grains, seeds and nuts.
What does it do?Clinically proven to restore the skins flexibility, Asparto Lift helps old skin cells make collagen and elastin more efficiently. This plumps wrinkles and targets sagging.
Best for: Sagging skin and wrinkles.
Where you can find it: Novage Ultimate Lift

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CAFFEINE
What is it? A naturally occurring stimulant
What does it do?Kick-starts the draining of fluid to target puffiness in the under-eye area. Also tightens skin.  
Best for: Tired-looking eyes
Where you can find it: True Perfection Eye Illuminator

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GENISTEIN SOY
What is it? An anti-ageing nutrient that is naturally made by the soya bean
What does it do? Acts on a genetic level to stimulate youthful looking skin. It counteracts dryness, maintains skin cell turnover and helps firm the skin’s structure.
Best for: Mature, ageing skin
Where you can find it: Time Reversing SkinGenist range 

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GLYCOLIC ACID
What is it? An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that is naturally found in plants
What does it do?Exfoliates the outer, dull layers of the skin by breaking the bonds between old skin cells to give way to new ones.
Best for: Anyone wanting radiant skin
Where you can find it:True Perfection Night Cream, Ecollagen Serum

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LINGON 50:50
What is it? An Oriflame active based on 50% lingonberry and 50% lingonberry leaf
What does it do? Antioxidants keep skin strong, detoxify and protect skin DNA against oxidative stress that causes damage.
Best for: All skin
Where you can find it: Optimals

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MULTI-BRIGHT TECHNOLOGY
What is it? Multi-Bright Technology is a combination of two plant-based ingredients dioric acid (an acid that’s found in olive oil) and Rumex Occidentalis (a Native American plant). It has been created by Oriflame.
What does it do? Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its colour. Multi-Bright Technology targets all of the stages of melanin production to correct and prevent dark spots. It acts on three levels: it limits melanin production, treats existing discolouration and prevents future age spots. It has been clinically proven to reduce dark spots by 50%, out-performing other leading brightening treatments.
Best for: Uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation
Where you can find it: Novage Bright Sublime skin care set.

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PRO-COLLAGEN PEPTIDE
What is it? A plant stem cell extract that is taken from cells found in the stems of a potato-like plant. Think of a plant’s cell wall as your skin’s elastin and collagen – it’s necessary for shape and structure. It’s mixed with tripeptides and sugars.
What does it do? Pro-Collagen peptides protect against the breakdown of collagen, which leads to older-looking skin. It stimulates and boosts the production of collagen to reduce the appearance of winkles.
Best for: Mild wrinkles and ageing skin
Where you can find it: Ecollagen skin care set

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PERSIAN SILK TREE
What is it? A powerful active found in the flower of the Persian Silk Tree
What does it do? Targets skin cells to reduce the level of cellular impurities, evening skin tone and texture and adding radiance.
Best for: First signs of ageing
Where you can find it: True Perfection range

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RUMEX
What is it? An extract taken from a plant species that is native to Canada
What does it do? It stops the production of tyrosinase (the enzyme which creates melanin) to stop age spots and discolouration.

Best for: Even skin tone and hyperigmentation
Where can you find it: Optimals Even Out  

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TEA TREE OIL
What is it? A high quality, natural ingredient that is taken from the leaves and twigs of the tea tree
What does it do? Because of its ability to target bacteria and sooth the skin, it’s an effective treatment for spots. It also reduces water loss and increases moisture in the skin.
Best for: Blemishes and teenage skin
Where can you find it:Love Nature Tea Tree Oil

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TRI-PEPTIDE COMPLEX 
What is it? A natural, Oriflame patented technology that boosts collagen. It’s made from natural peptides (proteins that are made from chains of amino acids) to target wrinkles. 
What does it do? To boost collagen, it uses three natural peptides: collagen peptide that is found in yeast, an energy peptide (from rice) that promotes cell production, and an anti-oxidant peptide taken from wheat that prevents cell damage from UV rays. These work together to plump wrinkles and treat signs of ageing.
Best for: Wrinkles and ageing skin
Where you can find it: Ecollagen skin care set











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