There is natural, and then there is
100% natural. And it makes all the difference.
Many skincare brands label themselves 'natural'. But if you study their ingredient lists, few of them live up to this claim. At NUORI, we only use ingredients of 100% natural origin and when we add actives to our formulas, we only choose naturally occurring compounds, such as vitamins and amino acids.
OUR PURE INGREDIENT PHILOSOPHY
This approach means that our products are 100% natural and free from parabens, mineral oils and petrolatums, PEGs, PPGs, MEA, DEA and TEA, phthalates, silicones, and sulfates. Further, we don't use any synthetic preservatives, stabilizers, fillers, fragrances, or colorants. We would never compromise the purity of our formulas with synthetic and potentially harmful ingredients to extend shelf life, texture, or to create a distinct color. For us, 100% natural means 100% purity.
None of our NUORI formulas or ingredients have been tested on animals. We never have, we never will.
And our ingredients work. They are filled with naturally occurring vitamins, essential fatty acids, and amino acids - and often provide better results than their synthetic counterparts, because the molecular structures have a closer affinity to healthy skin. Scientists and chemical engineers have thoroughly tested all ingredients and ensured the highest quality, safety, and efficacy. As an added benefit, our essential oils and plant extracts, enrich our formulations with pleasantly mild, natural scents.
Take a look at the ingredients you will find in NUORI's formulations:
LACTOBACILLUS / ACEROLA CHERRY FERMENT
The bright red cherries grow on the acerola shrub found in tropical climates. The fruits are commonly known for their exceptionally potent doses of natural occurring vitamin C. Through fermentation with lactobacillus, this highly antioxidant-rich ingredient neutralizes free radicals when applied on skin. The extraordinary levels of vitamin C furthermore boost the collagen production and thereby maintain skin elasticity, as well as inhibit the melanin pigments that can cause discolorations. With soothing anti-inflammatory properties as well as moisture boosting content, acerola cherry ferment combats irritation while improving the appearance of skin, leaving it hydrated and supple with a radiant complexion.
Products containing this ingredient:SUPREME POLISHING TREATMENT
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Aloe vera is a short-stemmed succulent plant found in tropical climates. The juice is extracted from the leaves of the plant and is known for its soothing and anti-inflammatory benefits. With a lightweight texture, aloe vera is an excellent moisturizing agent that furthermore functions as an effective humectant, thereby increasing water retention in the skin. Due to the high concentration of naturally occurring vitamins A, B, C, and E, aloe vera supplies skin with potent does of antioxidants, protecting the skin from damaging free radicals.
PYRUS MALUS FRUIT WATER
The potent water, distilled from the fruit of apple trees, vitalizes and nourishes the skin with naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. With a lower PH value than regular water, apple fruit water has a closer affinity to skin’s own PH balance, thereby enhancing the moisturizing and soothing properties. Apple fruit water furthermore stimulates the growth of keratin in the outer layers of the skin, thereby strengthening the skin’s ability to retain moisture and protect it from outside damage.
Products containing this ingredient:VITAL UNIFIER
A natural amino acid, which effectively delivers exceptional antioxidant protection to the skin. The ingredient also promotes collagen production, thereby increasing skin elasticity. Furthermore, arginine causes blood vessels to relax and improves microcirculation in the skin.
PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL
Originating from Mexico, avocado grows in tropical climates around the world, where the useful essential oil is extracted from the trees’ ripe fruits. Avocado oil helps replenish the moisture levels of the skin and leaves it nourished and refreshed. It is a superlative source of essential fatty acids, which are fundamental for the skin, in order to retain moisture and protect from outside damage. Naturally occurring vitamins A, D, and E help deliver deep hydration and antioxidant protection, and the lightweight consistency makes avocado oil absorb quickly, leaving a non-greasy finish.
POTASSIUM AZELOYL DIGLYCINATE
This innovative ingredient is known for its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation and ensure a brighter, more even skin complexion. By inhibiting tyrosinase, the main enzyme involved in the creation of melanin, Azeloglicina ensures the decrease of pigmented spots as well as prevents new from appearing. The ingredient furthermore inhibits the generation of oxygen reactive radicals and thereby has soothing, anti-inflammatory properties for the skin. Azeloglicina furthermore effectively reduces excess lipids in skin without causing dryness, thereby showing significant sebum normalizing effects. Combined with the bacteriostatic properties of the ingredient, it helps prevent further acne breakouts that can result in pigmented scars.
Bentonite is a natural clay powder with a fine, soft texture that is derived from volcanic ashes. It has been used for hundreds of years in skincare products to remove impurities on skin. Bentonite has a unique composition and can absorb and remove impurities that could potentially result in clogged pores. It is even able to absorb excess sebum, bacteria and positively charged toxins such as heavy metals. Bentonite becomes negatively charged when introduced to toxins and is thereby able to pull pollutants and toxins out of skin. It is also able to gently exfoliate skin and thereby remove dead skin cells for a soft and smooth, shine-free skin surface.
Products containing this ingredient:Clarity Mask
Betaine found in NUORI products is 100% natural and derived from sugar beets. Our natural betaine is, in contrast to the synthetic variant, an excellent humectant. This ingredient helps restore the water balance in the epidermis, strengthen the barrier function, preventing the penetration of harmful substances such as allergens and pollutants.
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER EXTRACT
The bioactivated lipids are derived from sustainable shea butter and obtained by advanced processing methods. These lipids offer skin protecting, soothing and restoring properties. By improving skin’s barrier function, the ingredient ensures better moisture retention and protection from outside damage. The bioactivated lipids furthermore significantly decrease collagen breakdown and reduce the effects of environmental stress conditions such as exposure to pollution and extreme temperature changes. As a result of the reduced internal and external stress, skin will appear healthier and luminous. The barrier-strengthening effect will also improve skin elasticity and firmness, resulting in a smoother and more youthful-looking skin.
This ingredient extracted from blackberry leaves inhibits the degradation of collagen and elastin proteins in skin caused by UV rays and with that prevents premature skin aging. The ingredient has furthermore shown high activity in recovering collagen and elastin levels in skin’s deeper layer by stimulating intercellular communication and the overall skin metabolism, thereby resulting in a stronger, firmer-looking skin with reduced wrinkle depth and skin roughness. This antioxidant-rich ingredient furthermore deactivates damaging free radicals, thereby neutralizes the main source of skin degradation.
RUBUS FRUTICOSUS LEAF EXTRACT
The extract from blueberries shows skin renewing and revitalizing activity that promotes smoother and brighter-looking skin. The ingredient is filled with naturally occurring vitamins A, C and E that help promote cell turnover, repair previous skin damage, and soothe the skin. The potent antioxidant benefits of the ingredient also ensure to intercept potential skin damage before it takes hold, leading to a healthier-looking, radiant skin.
Approximately 50% of the lipids in skin’s outer layer are ceramides, and these are essential for maintaining an effective skin barrier function and moisture retention, ensuring skin remains well-hydrated. Ceramides furthermore defend skin against negative outside influences such as environmental stressors and they control which molecules can be absorbed by skin. With age, the quantity and quality of ceramides produced by skin itself decreases, and topical application of ceramides will help rehydrate and educate skin to repair itself to a healthy state. Ceramide IIIB, which can be found in NUORI’s Infinity line, is a unique ingredient that has been developed by using patented bio-fermentation processes. In contrast to various pseudo ceramides that are on the market, this ceramide has the same configuration as the ceramides present in the human skin. Ceramide IIIB is particularly good at rebuilding the lipid barrier, thereby rebalancing dry and dehydrated skin and helping damaged skin to regenerate for long-lasting results. The ingredient furthermore improves the macro structure of skin and thereby the overall smoothness and comfort.
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT
Also known as German chamomile, this herbaceous plant is native to Europe and parts of Asia. The extract, derived from the flowers of the plant, has skin conditioning properties while the primary component in the extract, bisabolol, has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and skin soothing benefits, helping to improve the appearance of skin by combating irritation and restoring suppleness. Bisabolol also aids the penetration of other beneficial ingredients into the skin.
OENOTHERA BIENNIS OIL
Evening primrose is a night blooming plant native to the Americas. The oil, derived from the flower seeds, is exceptionally rich in omega 6 essential fatty acids and, when applied topically, helps strengthen the barrier function of the skin’s outer layers. Evening primrose deeply hydrates the skin and prevents moisture loss, while anti-inflammatory properties calm the skin and reduce redness. The high levels of antioxidants counteract the damaging effects of free radicals, resulting in a smoother, healthier-looking skin.
Products containing this ingredient:PERFECTING FACIAL OIL
Ferulic acid is naturally found in the leaves and seeds of many plants. This acid can be found in high concentration within rice, oats, and wheat brans. Ferulic acid is a remarkably potent antioxidant and, when applied topically, neutralizes damaging free radicals. Furthermore, it has been shown to act synergistically with other antioxidants such as vitamin C, thereby enhancing and extending their photoprotective properties.
PINUS PINASTER BARK EXTRACT
Extracted from the bark of French maritime pine, pycnogenol is a powerful antioxidant, that helps inhibit oxidative stress induced by pollutants, sunburn and photoaging. The ingredient furthermore helps rebuild skin elasticity and improve collagen production, while, at the same time, reducing hyper-pigmentation and inflammation of skin. French maritime pine bark also boosts the microcirculation, thereby ensuring increased oxygen and nutrients supplies to skin’s outer layers for a more glowing, healthy-looking skin.
Products containing this ingredient:MINERAL DEFENCE SUNSCREEN
Fucogel® is a polysaccharide developed through advanced fermentation processes of plant-based sorbitol. The ingredient has calming and anti-irritant properties, and the soothing action is enhanced by the ingredient’s ability to stimulate epidermal molecules involved in reducing inflammatory responses. Recurring inflammation can accelerate the skin aging process, and Fucogel® thereby also helps counteract this. By boosting the epidermal molecules, the restructuring of cells is furthermore increased, resulting in a younger-looking skin. Fucogel® also moisturizes skin, and the water retaining properties of the ingredient protects skin from dehydration throughout the day, making it feel soft and smooth.
Products containing this ingredient:SUN REPAIR SERUM
The use of this clay-based ingredient dates to the Roman civilization where it was used for cleaning or fulling wool. In modern times, this ingredient is widely known and used in skincare products for its deep cleansing and exfoliating properties. In haircare formulas the properties are quite similar and when used in its powdery form, Fuller’s Earth cleansers and absorbs oil, dirt, and other impurities. In addition, the ingredient prevents powders from caking together and create residue at the scalp.
Products containing this ingredient:FRESH'AIR DRY SHAMPOO
Deriving from plants, glycerin found in NUORI products is 100% botanical. In its pure form, glycerin is an odorless, colorless, and viscous liquid with a consistency similar to syrup. With humectant benefits, glycerin helps the skin attract and retain moisture, providing a barrier protection, leaving the skin plump, smooth and hydrated.
Products containing this ingredient:VITAL FOAMING CLEANSER VITAL FACIAL CREAM VITAL EYE CREAM supreme-c-serum-treatment SUPREME MOISTURE MASK SUPREME POLISHING TREATMENT PROTECT+ CLEANSING MILK ENRICHED HAND & BODY WASH ENRICHED HAND & BODY LOTION VITAL BODY BALM VITAL HAND CREAM SHIELD SHAMPOO SHIELD CONDITIONER SHIELD SPRAY MINERAL DEFENCE SUNSCREEN SUN REPAIR SERUM INFINITY BIO-FUSION SERUM INFINITY BIO-FUSION EYE SERUM INFINITY BIO-CATALYST DAY INFINITY BIO-TARGET SUPER BOOST SERUM Clarity Mask mineral-defence-face-and-body
Derived from sugar cane, this ingredient helps remove old, dull skin cells thereby revealing fresher, more youthful skin. Glycolic acid belongs to the alpha hydroxy acid family (AHAs), and with the lowest molecule weight and size of them all, this ingredient has been proven to more effectively penetrate skin and to retexturize dull, uneven skin resulting in a brighter, more radiant skin. Since the ingredient helps exfoliate the skin, it is also excellent at preventing acne breakouts and the appearance hyperpigmentation. By stimulating skin’s own collagen production, it furthermore reduces the appearance of fine lines. Glycolic acid even helps enhance the penetration ability of subsequent skincare products, ensuring skin is well nourished and hydrated.
VITIS VINIFERA SEED OIL
Pressed from the seeds of the grape, this oil is a remarkable source of moisture, intensively nourishing dehydrated skin. With its lightweight properties, the oil absorbs swiftly, does not clog pores, and leaves the skin exceptionally soft. With the naturally high concentration of the essential fatty acid omega-6 and vitamin E, grape seed oil has nourishing, fortifying, and restorative benefits for the skin.
Extracted from the strobiles of the climbing, herbaceous hops plant, this ingredient helps decrease hyperpigmentation accentuated over age, by hormonal changes as well as inflammatory stress. By blocking the signaling pathway involved in the melanin synthesis, the ingredient makes hyperpigmented areas less visible and equalizes overall skin pigmentation. The ingredient furthermore has anti-inflammatory properties thereby preventing new skin discoloration caused by sun exposure and inflammation.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound found in skin and serves as an inner moisturizing agent. With age, skin’s own production of hyaluronic acid declines, which can lead to increased dehydration, the appearance of fine lines and loss of elasticity. The challenge with using hyaluronic acid in topical treatments is that it cannot penetrate skin, due to its large molecular weight and size. At NUORI we use a unique split form of hyaluronic acid, which has a lower molecular weight and size; therefore, it is able to penetrate the skin, delivering remarkably hydrating and fortifying benefits. Not only does it replenish and retain the skin's inner water reservoirs, the ingredient also functions as an exceptional carrier of other beneficial ingredients for the skin, such as vitamins and fatty acids. Since the form of hyaluronic acid used in NUORI products is able to penetrate and hydrate deeper into the skin, it also positively influences cell turnover and strengthens the skin’s barrier function by fortifying the lipid structure. NUORIs hyaluronic acid is 100% natural and does not contain any traces of animal components.
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN / STARCH COMPLEX
This remarkable wheat protein-polysaccharide complex, that can be found in the NUORI Shield haircare range, helps prevent dull and brittle hair. The complex is not only capable of penetrating the hair cuticle and effectively ensure optimum moisture retention and regulation. It furthermore has beneficial film forming properties that significantly minimizes the negative effects of extreme environmental conditions. The refined dual action balance of this complex thereby not only helps restore the moisture balance but it also prevents fly-aways as well as improves the feel and softness of hair.
Hydroxyacetophenone, a compound found in nature for example in cloudberries, is a clean, safe, nature-identical ingredient. Hydroxyacetophenone has been proven to effectively soothe skin, thereby preventing redness and irritation. The ingredient furthermore delivers antioxidant support, and the natural preservative-boosting and emulsion-stabilizing effects of hydroxyacetophenone makes the ingredient ideal for NUORI’s 100% natural mineral formulas.
ALARIA ESCULENTA EXTRACT
Extracted from brown marine algae sourced in Brittany, Kalpariane® is a potent antioxidant agent that also protects skin against environmental stress caused by changing weather conditions and reactive oxygen species found in urban settings. Containing potent doses of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, the ingredient has restorative and strengthening benefits, ensuring a fortified skin barrier function. These moisture retention capacities are furthermore boosted since Kalpariane® stimulates skin’s own hyaluronic acid synthesis. The ingredient also inhibits skin damaging breakdown of collagen and elastin and has been shown to increase collagen synthesis, resulting in rebalanced, firmer-looking skin. By boosting intercellular communication and optimizing cellular respiration and energy levels, Kalpariane® has detoxifying and revitalizing properties, resulting in healthier, younger-looking skin.
Kaolin is a naturally occurring white and soft mineral clay that is developed by weathering processes. Of all the cosmetic clays, kaolin clay is the gentlest on skin. Despite its mild properties, the ingredient is known to deeply cleanse and detoxify skin and scalp by effectively absorbing dirt, grime, and impurities. It is furthermore able to gently slough away dull skin cells and reduce excess oiliness without stripping skin or causing dryness. Kaolin can even help reduce redness and swelling around existing breakouts and it is excellent at keeping future impurities at bay when used on a regular basis. The kaolin clay found in NUORI products is sourced from the UK.
This ingredient is naturally occurring in the human body, and it is also commonly found in fermented foods. Lactic acid found in NUORI formulas is produced by complex fermentation processes of natural carbohydrates, and this colorless syrupy liquid belongs to the class of skin renewing ingredients called alpha hydroxy acid (AHAs). Known for its exfoliating properties, the ingredient gently breaks the bonds that hold dead skin cells to the surface. By removing these dead skin cells, lactic acid can therefore prevent breakouts from evolving. Even though lactic acid is considered to be a milder AHA, this ingredient can also help fade post-breakout dark spots. As an added benefit, it is part of skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) and can help make skin feel less dry.
Products containing this ingredient:Clarity Spot Treatment
Licorice is an herbaceous plant native to the temperate climate of southern Europe and parts of Asia. With soothing anti-inflammatory properties, the roots of the plant combat irritation and restore suppleness, thereby improving the appearance of skin. With potent doses of antioxidant-rich flavonoids, licorice root protects the skin from oxidative stress and contributes to elastin and collagen synthesis, promoting a radiant, smoother skin. Licorice root furthermore enhances the penetration ability of subsequent skincare products.
DISODIUM ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE PHOSPHATE
Skin’s own production of hyaluronic acid declines with age, and as a result, skin will lose its moisture retention abilities, skin elasticity and firmness. Developed by advanced bio-technology processes, NovHyal® is the next generation hyaluronic acid pro-filler that is capable of boosting skin’s own production of hyaluronic acid both in epidermis and dermis. This ingredient thereby has powerful hydrating and re-plumping effects on skin. NovHyal® also has skin firming and smoothing effects due to its capacity to improve the overall epidermis structure and to strengthen the dermis-epidermis junction of skin. The ingredient furthermore plays an important role in stimulating cellular regeneration, thereby having a rejuvenating effect on skin.
AVENA SATIVA KERNEL EXTRACT
Extracted from the grains of the plant, oat is rich in essential fatty acids, fortifying cell membranes and supplying the skin with ample moisture and nourishment. The gently conditioning benefits of oat extract soothe the skin, while naturally occurring antioxidants secure exceptional protection from free radicals. Anti-inflammatory properties of oat calms and comforts the skin, leaving it pleasingly soft and smooth.
PASSIFLORA EDULIS FRUIT EXTRACT
Passion fruit is a climbing vine native to South America. Its fruits are traditionally used for food and medicine, and are well-known for their antioxidant properties. With the help of new biotechnological methods, NUORI is now using carefully extracted compounds from this fruit to help strengthen and boost skin’s own defense mechanism against harmful effects of pollution and UV rays. Studies of this innovative extract have shown that the ingredient boosts the concentration of skin barrier strengthening filaggrin proteins in skin. It also increases the number of fibronectin proteins, which play a vital role during tissue repair and in preventing premature skin aging. Our passion fruit extract has even shown to help rearrange elastin proteins for an improved extracellular matrix of skin, resulting in a better, overall skin texture. With daily application, this ingredient will deliver purifying and detoxifying benefits as the improved defence mechanism gives skin the right tools to fight the damaging effects of pollutants and UV rays.
Products containing this ingredient:mineral-defence-face-and-body
Pentavitin® is a 100% natural ingredient derived from plant-based D-glucose found in wheat. Developed through biotechnological processes, this hydrating ingredient has a unique skin identical carbohydrate complex ensuring not only instant deep hydration but also long-lasting moisture retention due to its water-binding properties. Pentavitin® also effectively binds to the amino groups in skin’s outmost layer, making it an excellent barrier strengthening agent. The ingredient furthermore stimulates key genes that play a vital role in skin’s barrier function such as filaggrin, loricrin and hyaluronan enzymes. The ingredient thereby not only brings tired and dry skin back to life instantly, it also improves overall, long-lasting smoothness and softness of skin.
Products containing this ingredient:SUN REPAIR SERUM
This 100% natural pentylene glycol is an outstanding moisturizing agent, which also helps improve the texture and healthy appearance of the skin. Unlike the synthetic form of pentylene glycol, which is derived from fossil carbon sources, the natural variant used in NUORI products is developed from renewable sugar canes and corn hubs and is 100% free from parabens. The antimicrobial boosting properties of the ingredient also makes it an excellent bacteria, yeast and mold combatant.
Products containing this ingredient:VITAL UNIFIER VITAL FACIAL CREAM VITAL EYE CREAM supreme-c-serum-treatment SUPREME MOISTURE MASK SUPREME POLISHING TREATMENT PROTECT+ CLEANSING MILK PROTECT+ FACIAL CREAM ENRICHED HAND & BODY LOTION ENRICHED HAND & BODY WASH VITAL BODY BALM VITAL HAND CREAM SHIELD SHAMPOO SHIELD CONDITIONER SHIELD SPRAY INFINITY BIO-FUSION SERUM INFINITY BIO-FUSION EYE SERUM INFINITY BIO-CATALYST DAY INFINITY BIO-RENEWAL NIGHT INFINITY BIO-TARGET SUPER BOOST SERUM SUN REPAIR SERUM Clarity Spot Treatment Clarity Mask
LACTOBACILLUS / PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT
Pomegranate ferment extract is attained by the fermentation of the pomegranate fruit by the microorganism lactobacillus. The fermentation itself is a metabolic process, breaking down the molecular structure of the fruit, concentrating the active ingredients, thereby enhancing the efficacy of the pomegranate extract. Therefore, fermented pomegranate is a superbly powerful antioxidant and outstanding skin-conditioning agent, absorbing free radicals and dissolving dead skin cells, resulting in enriched, smooth and revitalized skin.
Q10 can be found within all cells in the human body. It is vital for energy production to fulfill the basic functions such as regeneration and repair. With age, the production of Q10 in our bodies decreases, and this reduction makes the skin more prone to increased stress and damage. Topical application of Q10 helps replenish skin cells, ensuring they are more active and energized, and thereby better at discarding toxins and utilizing other beneficial nutrients. The increased energy levels also boost skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, resulting in an overall healthier, younger-looking skin.
ORYZA SATIVA POWDER
This fine botanical powder is created by milling rice seeds and has been used in skincare and haircare formulas for centuries. By gently exfoliating the skin, this ingredient help remove dead skin cells, leaving it with a smoother and brighter appearance and soft to the touch. The fine powder is suitable for even the delicate areas of the face and soothes skin irritations. In haircare formulas, this powder is known for absorbing excess oil, controlling shine, and leaving hair with a cleansed and refreshed look and feel.
ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL
With its characteristically red-orange color, rosehip is the fruit on the rose scrub, Rosa Canina. The superbly emollient oil, pressed from the seeds of the rosehip fruit, absorbs rapidly into the skin, providing excellent antioxidant fortification from naturally occurring vitamin A and C. Containing potent doses of essential fatty acids omega 3 & 6, rosehip seed has rejuvenating properties, restores elasticity, and leaves the skin soft and healthy. The oil is suited for all skin types and even helps with inflammation and itchiness.
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER
Shea butter, which is extracted from the nut of the African shea tree, is naturally moisturizing and softening, helping nourish dehydrated and dull skin. Essential fatty acids are important structural components of cell membranes. Shea butter's high amount of essential fatty acids help repair the skin’s barrier function, thereby keeping skin cells moist, strong, and flexible. Naturally rich in vitamins A and E, shea butter also helps protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals. Furthermore, shea butter soothes and calms the skin with its anti-inflammatory properties.
Products containing this ingredient:VITAL FACIAL CREAM VITAL EYE CREAM SUPREME MOISTURE MASK SUPREME POLISHING TREATMENT PROTECT+ FACIAL CREAM lip-treat LIP TREAT NEW YORK LIP TREAT COPENHAGEN LIP TREAT VENICE ENRICHED HAND & BODY LOTION VITAL BODY BALM VITAL HAND CREAM SHIELD CONDITIONER INFINITY BIO-CATALYST DAY INFINITY BIO-RENEWAL NIGHT Clarity Mask mineral-defence-face-and-body
Extracted from olive oil, NUORI’s squalane is 100% plant derived. The ingredient closely resembles sebum, the protective oil created by the body itself. Therefore, when applied topically, squalane delivers superb barrier protection, preventing moisture loss and providing a shield from environmental damage without a weighty after-feel. The ingredient's humectant properties also aid the penetration and retention of other beneficial ingredients. With the addition of anti-bacterial benefits, squalane leaves the skin with a softer texture and a smoother appearance.
Products containing this ingredient:VITAL FACIAL CREAM VITAL EYE CREAM SUPREME MOISTURE MASK SUPREME POLISHING TREATMENT PROTECT+ FACIAL CREAM ENRICHED HAND & BODY LOTION VITAL BODY BALM VITAL HAND CREAM INFINITY BIO-FUSION SERUM INFINITY BIO-FUSION EYE SERUM INFINITY BIO-CATALYST DAY INFINITY BIO-RENEWAL NIGHT INFINITY BIO-TARGET SUPER BOOST SERUM SUN REPAIR SERUM Clarity Mask
Retinol, also known as vitamin A, is a powerful age-defying ingredient capable of improving skin firmness, elasticity, as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, the various types of retinoids, both natural and synthetic, are all associated with side effects such as skin peeling, redness, photosensitivity and reduced skin barrier function. Sytenol® A, derived from plant-based bakuchiol, is the first true natural alternative to retinol. Several studies have proven this ingredient to be highly effective and, in some areas, even more than retinol, but without any of the negative side effects. Sytenol® A offers powerful protection against oxidative stress, and the ingredient inhibits pro-inflammatory enzymes, thereby preventing degradation of collagen and elastin proteins and with that premature aging. The ingredient even stimulates the production of new, healthy collagen, resulting in a stronger skin with reduced wrinkle depth and skin roughness. Unlike retinoids, Sytenol® A can be used during the day as it is photochemically stable. In fact, it has been clinically proven that the ingredient helps protect skin from UV-induced damage.
Products containing this ingredient:INFINITY BIO-FUSION SERUM
Derived from cassava root, a plant native to Brazil, tapioca starch is a fine, lightweight powder. This ingredient is commonly used in oil-based formulas as a viscosity enhancer, as it is excellent at reducing the heavy and greasy feeling of oils and waxes. Used in dry shampoo formulas, it is ideal for instantly absorbing oil and boosting texture and volume. Tapoica starch is also an ultra-fine powder that makes the ingredient invisible in hair.
Products containing this ingredient:FRESH'AIR DRY SHAMPOO
CAESALPINIA SPINOSA FRUIT EXTRACT / HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SPROUT EXTRACT
Found in NUORI’s Shield haircare range, this innovative complex consists of the two highly active ingredients, tara tree fruit and organic sunflower sprouts extract. Tara tree fruit offers powerful antioxidant protection and it is an excellent free radical scavenger that helps repair previous damage to hair. Sunflower sprouts are known to have a high concentration of nutrients and protecting compounds for both hair and skin. Together, these ingredients offer superb protection against environmental and physical stress. They help repair chemically treated hair and shield hair from UV light, pollution, color fading and daily physical handling.
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA BEAN EXTRACT
Vanilla is extracted from the fruit of the orchid vine, Vanilla Planifolia. Though native to Mexico, vanilla can also be found growing throughout the tropics today. When applied topically, vanilla delivers superb antioxidant protection against free radical damage and the effects of environmental stresses on the skin. Not only do the high levels of vitamin B, found in vanilla, support a healthy looking skin, but its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties help soothe and calm irritated skin. Vanilla is also a light natural preservative.
By boosting the production of natural lipids, such as ceramides and fatty acids, vitamin B3 fortifies the skin’s barrier function, thereby ensuring it stays plump, smooth, and hydrated as well as protected from outside damage. The vitamin furthermore inhibits the production of melanin pigments, which can cause skin discoloration, while the anti-inflammatory benefits help diminish redness and irritation, resulting in a radiant and even skin tone. By increasing the collagen and elastin production as well as improving microcirculation, the vitamin helps revive skin and bring back a healthy glow and texture.
Easily absorbed by the skin, this highly potent form of vitamin C delivers particularly effective antioxidant protection and pacifies the damages caused by free radicals. The vitamin helps revitalize and repair the skin’s texture and tone by encouraging collagen production and constraining melanin pigmentation. Vitamin C leaves the skin replenished and balanced, with a radiant appearance.
Vitamin E is a sublime moisturizer, combating dryness, promoting soft and supple skin. Furthermore, vitamin E is excellent at aiding the penetration and retention of other beneficial compounds in the skin. As an effective antioxidant, the vitamin has the ability to neutralize damaging free radicals caused by excess sun and environmental pollution. Vitamin E even reduces inflammation of the skin and acts as a light natural preservative.
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CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
White tea is produced from the youngest buds and leaves of the green tea plant and is named after the fine silvery-white hairs on the unopened buds. This tea is an extraordinary powerful antioxidant, with skin conditioning and anti-inflammatory properties, encouraging longer moisture retention, balancing and soothing the skin.
Extracted from the leaves and bark of the witch hazel shrub, this ingredient is a potent anti-inflammatory antioxidant. The high concentration of tannins makes witch hazel a natural astringent and thereby excellent at reducing excess oil from the skin and minimizing the appearance of pore size without leaving skin dry or dehydrated. Its antibacterial properties help combat acne and prevent future blemishes and breakouts, and by doing so, also alleviate and prevent inflammation caused by this form of irritation.
CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER OIL
This essential oil is derived from the flowers of the tall, tropical ylang ylang tree, Cananga Odorata. With anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, ylang ylang soothes, detoxifies, and calms the skin. The oil also helps balance out sebum production for all skin types, and the high amount of the naturally occurring compound, germacrene, gives ylang ylang remarkably high antioxidant activity, counteracting free radicals from having a damaging impact on skin.
This mineral-based ingredient is a new generation non-nano, zinc oxide sun filter that is 100% natural. It offers clean and highly consistent broad-spectrum protection against the damaging effects of both UVA and UVB rays and is in fact a globally compliant ingredient as it meets the EU COLIPA and Japanese PF standards as well as the FDA broad labelling requirements. The SPF 30 / HIGH PROTECTION labeling for all NUORI sunscreen formulas is made possible since this zinc oxide can be used in desired active concentrations while still having an easy-to-apply texture as well as optimum product transparency. NUORI’s zinc oxide sun filter is approved by COSMOS, Ecocert, and the Natural Product Association (NPA), and, as an added bonus, this ingredient had been proven to be safe for coral reef and aquatic life.