Urea: Urea is regarded as a true moisturizer. Urea attracts and retains moisture in the surface layer of the skin. Anti- inflammatory and antiseptic properties allow it to protect skin against harmful and damaging elements.
Lactic Acid: Lactic Acid has superb water-binding properties that allow it to draw and absorb water from the air. Helps retain moisture and break down intercellular blockage in the skin.
Glycerin: Glycerin works as humectant by minimizing water loss due to evaporation and maintains water balance in the skin on an intercellular level. Glycerin is also known for its meditative properties that work to heal dry, rough and irritated skin.
Shea Butter: Regarded as one of the best natural moisturizing products in the world. It strengthens your skin by stimulating the production of collagen and protects your skin from dehydration, and harsh climates.
Squalane: Naturally produced by the body. With its anti-bacterial properties, it creates a barrier between the skin and the environment so the skin can better retain moisture.
Retynol Palmitate (Vitamin A): Accelerates cell renewal and stimulates the collagen in the skin, thereby reducing wrinkles. Due to its anti-oxidant properties, it is also a great anti-aging ingredient, and helps promote softer skin.
Macadamia Oil: Composed of antioxidants and fatty acids Macadamia Oil is a hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic oil that penetrates into the outer layer of the skin. It replenishes the skin with the benefits of palmitoleic acid and Oleic Acid which encourages cell regeneration and assists with itchiness and redness.
Patchouli Oil: Known for its ability to help alleviate eczema, inflammation, cracked, chapped and irritated skin. It has cell-rejuvenating and anti-fungal properties, and is useful in treating athlete’s foot.
Almond Oil: Reduces inflammation topically and provides protection from various diseases. It helps eliminate excessively dry skin and help wounds heal faster.
Avocado Oil: Boosts your skin’s ability to generate more and stronger cells. Vitamin E, Potassium and Lecithin which are skin-feeding nutrients are all easily absorbed through the epidermis to provide energy for the fortification of existing cells.
Olive oil: Prevents cell destruction while moisturizing and softening dry skin. It contains three major antioxidants, Vitamin E, Polyphenols and Phytosterols to protect the skin from premature aging. Olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin while providing a cleansing effect.
Dimethicone: One of the most widely used ingredients in cosmetics, dimethicone works as a skin protectant, and it prevents water loss by forming a hydrating barrier on the skin. This ingredient has a unique fluidity that makes it easily spreadable. It does not clog pores and cause acne (or blackheads). The initially viscous (thick) texture evaporates quickly and does not penetrate the pore lining where acne is formed.
The Nordic Care Formulas use a unique and powerful blend of Extracts from the Northern region of Europe. These Extracts have superior benefits that help heal, revitalize and protect the skin.
Bearberry: An extract is made from the leaves of the bearberry plant. It is commonly used as an astringent in cosmetic preparations and skin care products. It is also used as a lightening agent to fade freckles or skin discoloration which may be caused by sun damage or hormonal conditions. Bearberry extract is reputed to have antibacterial and antioxidant properties that may be beneficial for cleansing the skin and improving its appearance. It also optimizes the hydration levels in the skin.
Bilberry: A member of the berry family, is a shrub that normally grows up to 15 cm in height. It is native to North America, Western Asia, and parts of Europe. It was discovered that bilberry’s main effects comes from anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants from a group of compounds called flavonoids. Bilberry extract helps facilitate the delivery of oxygen-rich blood to all layers of the skin. This also helps the skin receive other nutrients that help maintain its elasticity and suppleness, including oil-moisture balance. Bilberry extract acts as a skin-conditioning agent that helps nourish the skin and increases its vitality.
Elderberry: Excellent additions to skin care regimens as they provide protection from free radicals that contribute to cell damage, aging, and wrinkle formation. Bioflavonoids, which can also be found in elderberries, exhibit astringent properties that help tighten the skin and provide additional anti-wrinkle benefits. This unique super fruit is also an excellent source of undecylenic acid, an organic fatty acid that provides broad antimicrobial benefits, but is especially effective against fungal microorganisms.
Chervil: Is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It serves as a mild analgesic, relieving pain and inflammation caused by a variety of ailments. Being a detoxifying agent, chervil helps reduce the appearance of early signs of ageing like dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. It also helps purify blood and makes your skin look smoother and younger.