Key Ingredients

Our potent formulations represent an anthology of over 100 years of collective experience, research and collaboration to harness the power of advanced skincare technologies and high concentrations of meticulously sourced, supremely efficacious ingredients in a unique delivery system. We always encourage you to read the ingredient listings on any Retrouvé products that you are considering and invite you to contact our knowledgeable ambassadors with any questions that you may have.Acetylated Sodium Hyaluronate – Clinically proven moisturizer.

Allantoin – Derived from the extracts of the comfrey plant, this ingredient is celebrated for its skin soothing and healing properties. This unique ingredient softens the skin and enables it to absorb more moisture.

Ambiaty Extract – Obtained from the leaves of the elusive Vernonia Appendiculata plant that grows in remote regions of Madagascar, ambiaty extract is considered to enhance the communication and exchange between the dermis and the epidermis, which in turn helps improve the appearance of skin, making it look firm, supple and radiant.

Apple Stem Cells – Harvested from a rare, tannin-rich variety of apple found in an isolated area of rural Switzerland, these highly effective apple stem cells have been shown to promote youthful, healthy looking skin and to help prevent the visible signs of aging.

Bakuchiol– Natural alternative to Retinol without the negative side effects associated with Retinol. It has been known to increase collagen, hydrate the skin, reduce the signs of aging, and improve the appearance of the skin, making it look firm and radiant.

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract – An extract from the Chamomile flower that has been thought to possess anti-inflammatory, soothing, calming, and refreshing properties.

Ceramide NG -An essential skin molecule that is able to capture and bind water required by the epidermis to remain supple, smooth and hydrated. It is also known to fight against skin aging and preserve the skin’s youthfulness.

Coenzyme Q10 – An antioxidant naturally produced by the body that is known to promote beauty, moisturize or otherwise improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Commiphora Myrrha Extract – Reinforces youthful effects and fights visible signs of cutaneous aging.

C10-30 Cholesterol/ Lanosterol Esters – Also known as Pharmaceutical Grade Cholesterol Ester, this ingredient is similar in form and function to human sebum and is a potent moisturizing component that enriches the skin.

C10-18 Triglycerides – Resembles 45% of human sebum (Triglycerides with C10 C18 distribution). Skin recognizes C10-18 triglycerides as its own and thus is signaled to reduce natural sebum production, giving the ingredients an excellent effect while preventing excessive sebum secretion.

Equisetum Arvense Extract – Horsetail Plant Extract provides essential remineralising antioxidants and beneficial properties for mature skin care.

German Chamomile – Promotes skin soothing.

Glycerin – A compound made from natural products such as vegetable oil. Glycerin, a humectant, has been known to provide moisturizing, soothing, and anti-inflammatory qualities to the skin because it attracts water. When applied to the skin, it captures moisture that may escape if the glycerin were absent.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract – Reinforce youthful, healthy looking skin and prevent the visible signs of aging.

Hydrolyzed Algin –A marine polysaccharide packed with soothing and conditioning properties and known for its health properties. A result of highly advanced marine biotechnology, this exceedingly reparative ingredient is thought to optimize the division of epidermal stem cells to help in the promotion of healthier looking skin.

Hydrolyzed Brassica Napus Seedcake Extract – A botanical extract that is thought to help to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of age spots. It is composed of fermented and hydrolyzed proteins extracted from the Brassicaceae family.

Laminaria Extract – A substance rich in polysaccharides, polyphenols, and minerals that are thought to be capable of renewing the dermis. This revitalizing ingredient is known to be effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also known to help to diminish the appearance of deep wrinkles and promote more youthful-looking skin.

L-ergothioneine (EGT) – An antioxidant that is considered to help skin use oxygen more efficiently to produce more regenerative energy to promote healthy, youthful looking skin.

L-proline – An amino acid that is known to promote the appearance of strong and refreshed skin and to assist in reducing the appearance of sagging, wrinkling, and aging of skin.

Padina Pavonica – A potent algae cultivated in the Mediterranean Sea that has been shown to have a naturally renewing effect on the firming, elastic, and moisturizing properties of the dermis.

Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 -This product has been thought to help fight against and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging.

Palmitoyl Oligopeptide – Known to stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid in the deep layers of the skin.

Panthenol (Provitamin B5) – Soothes skin and adds essential moisture to the dermis.

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract – Avocado in Glycerin is a liquid blend of avocado fruit extract in glycerin and water. It has skin conditioning benefits and can be used in a variety of personal care formulations.

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil – The balanced composition of avocado oil has been known to be suitable for sensitive skin and to have excellent moisturizing and nourishing properties. It also has an emollient and softening effect that has been considered to help regenerate and rejuvenate the skin.

Plant Complex of Wheat, Sunflower, Horsetail and Myrrh – Incorporates re-mineralizing, anti-oxidizing and regenerating properties to fortify mature skin.

Pomegranate – A multifaceted antioxidant that is known to promote clear, radiant- looking skin.

Propanediol – Is a natural, skin-friendly, preservative-boosting alternative to petroleum-based glycols. It Is known to be quite gentle on the skin and enhances moisturization.

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil – A very emollient, light feeling oil with excellent skin penetration. It is high in oleic acid and provides superb conditioning properties

Madecassoside – A highly purified glycosylated triterpen of Centella asiatica that is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, it also helps to reduce the signs of aging and to increase hydration and collagen.

Moroccan Chamomile Oil – Essential Oil

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) – Helps prevent skin from losing water content to promote clear, healthy-looking skin.

Resveratrol – A natural polyphenol antioxidant that may assist as an aid in combatting hyper-pigmentation and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) – A potent antioxidant that converts to Retinol when absorbed by the skin, and is considered to aid in the promotion of increased collagen production.

Sodium Lactate – A sodium salt of lactic acid that functions as a buffering agent, exfoliant, skin conditioning agent and humectant. It is used for its keratolytic properties.

Squalane – A naturally occurring emollient that has similar properties to human sebum, enabling a high degree of penetration. It also helps as a skin support ingredient and to reduce moisture loss.

Superoxide Dismutase – An enzyme naturally found in the body that is known to lessen free-radical damage to the skin, thus assisting to decrease the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and other visible signs of aging.

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter – Is a natural moisturizing product for skin and hair. Its fatty acid composition has been known to help replenish, soften and smooth the skin

Tocopheryl Acetate and Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamins E & C) – When used together they are known to provide a strong combination to help protect skin from environmental damage.

Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract – This ingredient is recognized for providing essential remineralising antioxidants and stimulating properties for mature skin care.

Undaria Pinnatifida Extract and Lactobacillus Ferment; A liquid fermented extract of U. pinnatifida (brown seaweed) by L. acidophilus. It has been known to increase collagen and to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Vitamin C – Celebrated as a reparative agent, Vitamin C works to brighten and repair the skin. (We use oil-based Vitamin C, which has a higher rate of penetration than ascorbic Vitamin C, as it is lipid-soluble like human skin. It has also been found to be gentler for those who experience sensitivities to ascorbic acid.)

Vitamin E – Helps to protect skin from internal cellular damage and harmful environmental external forces.

White Tea – One of nature’s most potent antioxidants that is known to help optimize the collagen and elastase levels.

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