Ingredients & Technology

Ingredients & Technology

Aloe Vera Gel
Biologically active skin conditioning agent that has great healing abilities; helps to generate new cell growth .  Used in Dual Cleanser and Facial Moisturizer. 

Antioxidants
Neutralize and protect against the damaging effects of external aggressions (from sun exposure, pollution, and free radicals).  If free radicals are left alone they will attack healthy cells causing cell damage, which leads to premature aging of the skin. Antioxidants help stabilize skin cells, preventing and repairing damage. Used in all of Abella Skin Care Products.

Bisabolol
A counter irritant found in chamomile, helps to prevent irritation. Used in Dual Cleanser and Facial Moisturizer.

Collagen
A dermal protein found naturally in the body, which forms a layer under the skin and makes up the skin’s fibrous support system.  It is directly related to the amount of elasticity or tone of the skin.  Cellution C and Facial Moisturizer both contain ingredients that increase the production of collagen which improves the texture and firmness of the skin.

Cucumber Extract
Is a natural anti-inflammatory, with tightening properties that promote the healing of wounds and irritation. It has an extremely soothing and calming effect on the skin and helps to reduce the puffiness under the eyes.   Used in Cellution C, Dual Cleanser and Facial Moisturizer.

Emollient
Agents Lubricates and softens skin tissue and prevents drying and cracking of new skin.

Ethylhexyl p-Methoxycinnamate
PABA Free The most widely used UVB absorbing sunscreen ingredient.   Since this ingredient may cause irritation to some people, Solar Shade SPF 45 only contains a very small percentage of it.  

Glycerin
Skin protectant, solubility characteristics similar to water. Occurs naturally in vegetable and animal oils.  Used as a lubricant, a humectant, and an emollient agent. Serves to accelerate wound healing. Promotes longer shelf life  Used in Cellution C, Dual Cleanser and Facial Moisturizer.

Green Tea
A Strong anti-aging, anti-oxidant compound used for anti-wrinkle treatments. Green Tea is also considered a natural anti-microbial (antibiotic), anti-inflammatory/anti-irritant, and studies are being conducted to prove it's efficacy in the prevention of some types of skin cancers. Used in ColorShade™ SPF 30 Tinted Zinc Oxide.

Humectant
A substance that attracts water and has the ability to release water into the skin gradually.

Hypoallergenic
Products containing no known allergens.   All of the Abella Skin Care products are hypoallergenic.

L-Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin C.  Is the only antioxidant that has been proven to increase the production of collagen: therefore, it naturally improves the tone and elasticity of your skin.  Protects the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals, which can cause premature aging of the skin. Used in Cellution C.

Non-Comedogenic
Does not cause acne by clogging the skin’s pores.  All of Abella Skin Care products are non-comedogenic.

pH Balanced
The term means potential hydrogenion balance; refers to the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a substance.  The neutral range is from 6.5 to 7.5.  Anything below 7 is acid and anything above 7 is alkaline.  Your skin measures a pH between 6.1 and 6.9.   All of Abella Skin Care products are balanced to match  your skin pH.

Retinyl Palmitate
Vitamin A, an excellent antioxidant.  Studies show that this helps the reproduction of cells by rebuilding the skin’s collagen infrastructure.   Also acts as a humectant, holding moisturizer into the skin.  Used in Dual Cleanser, Facial Moisturizer, and Solar Shade.

SPF
The term means Sun Protection Factor.  To calculate your safe exposure time: take the length of time it normally takes you to burn (when you are unprotected) and multiply it by the SPF number.  If you normally burn in 5 minutes, when using a SPF 10 product you can be exposed to the sun up to 50 minutes before burning.   Remember that towel drying can remove sunscreen so you will need to reapply it.

Squalane
A naturally occurring emollient agent helps skin stay smooth and resilient.  Also used to soften and moisturize the skin. Extracted from Spanish Olive Pits.   Used in Facial Moisturizer.

Titanium Dioxide
Is the most effective of the three ingredients that are approved by the FDA to protect the skin from UVA radiation.   Used in Solar Shade. Tocopheryl Acetate  

Vitamin E
An excellent antioxidant.  Studies show that this improves the circulation of blood in peripheral vessels and strengthens the connective tissue. 

Silicone
Silicone is an inert, non-comedogenic that enhances the efficacy of products. Silicone acts as formulation thickeners and is increasingly important for oil-free claims. This ingredient provides even coverage that moisturizes the skin while protecting it from environmental hazards and is also excellent for sensitive skin.  Not only do silicones act as a barrier, they help keep the skin hydrated and feeling velvety.  Examples include:dimethicone and cyclomethicone. Ingredient in Solar Shade SPF 45.

 

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