There is an appeal for large active ingredients behind every large serum.
We have just launched our Back to Life Hydration Serum, which we call serum for people who cannot tolerate serum.
We had to develop a product that was not only powerful but also so light that it could be used on any skin type. No problem.
The use of ingredients such as propylene glycol, ethanol, synthetic thickeners and silicones, which are found in many serums, was not an option because they are known to irritate sensitive skin.
Instead, we found two performance-driven organic ingredients to do what we needed the serum to do – drive water into the skin and keep it there.
Hyaluronic acid is actually not an acid, but a glycosaminoglycan, which is basically a very large sugar that occurs naturally in our skin and our joints.
Known for being hydrophilic, it draws water and holds it in place. Therefore, it plays a big role in storing moisture. We use extremely low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (ie tiny molecules) so that it can easily penetrate the skin. These clever molecules act like a sponge that binds water to the skin and helps keep the skin healthy and plump.
We know that berries are strong ingredients when it comes to what we eat, and the same goes for the skin of or this trio of native Australian berries are rich in antioxidants and support the skin's natural moisture barrier and protects against water loss.
(1) Pepperberry (Tasmannia lanceolata)
The pepperberry tree is a hardy mountain species. Pepperberry is rich in antioxidants (anthocyanins and rutins) that protect the cells from oxidative damage. The fruit extract has three times more antioxidant power than blueberries.
(2) Riberry (Syzygium luehmannii)
Riberry is a small pink rainforest fruit that the Aborigines also call "Lilly Pilly". Ribéry contains antioxidants (vitamin E and anthocyanins) and nutritious skin elements such as essential minerals (magnesium, calcium, potassium).
(3) Muntries ( Kunzea pomifera )
Muntries is one of the oldest Australian bush foods in the Aboriginal diet. Muntries are rich in antioxidants (anthocyanins). The berry's natural wax content nourishes the skin and protects against moisture loss.