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Dictionary of active substances

Ingridients out of Nature

Our wonderful products are a unique combination of various substances directly from nature. If you want to know exactly how they work, we recommend you check our glossary.

Here you will find all the information about the active Spilanthox ingredients.

Paracress (Acmella oleracea, also known as “organic Botox”) contains the active substance spilanthol. It instantly smoothes
expression lines* and relaxes facial features. Long-term use also reduces the depth of wrinkles*. Its effect on the dermis is generally known and appreciated. Popular substance for a visible and quick reduction of facial wrinkles*. Excellent for relaxing crow’s feet, forehead lines or lip lines.

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Essential for releasing natural active substance complexes, has an astringent effect, reduces pores, encloses active substances inside the skin, doesn’t dry out.

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True aloe is one of the succulents and is now cultivated worldwide. Aloe is said to have an optimal moisturizing function. When used in a cream, the skin is supplied with vitamins. The vitamins C and E it contains are used as free-radical scavengers for the skin, for example. Pure aloe gel is proven to reduce itching and has a cooling, anti-inflammatory and moisture-preserving effect. The antioxidant effect of true aloe is worth mentioning. The leaf gel inhibits substances that play a role in the creation of tissue defects and demonstrably boosts collagen production by stimulating macrophages and fibroplasts.

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This contains thistle oil, which has a high amount of linoleic acid. It is a light, non-greasy oil.

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Protects the skin. Forms a protective film on the skin that provides relief and protection particularly for dry and irritated skin. Protects the skin against loss of moisture.

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Orange oil has an astringent effect (reduces pores, tightens) and strengthens the skin. Has a delicious orange fragrance. Stimulates the limbic system in the brain and thus boosts endorphins.

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Grapefruit oil has an astringent effect (reduces pores, tightens) and strengthens the skin. Has a fresh, citrusy grapefruit scent. According to study results, women appear up to five years younger to their conversation partners when they smell slightly of grapefruit.

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Coffeine provides alertness not just in the well-known form of a cup of coffee but also in cosmetic products. Coffeine helps firm the skin and promote blood circulation; coffeine cosmetics also create a good mood, increase well-being and provide fresh energy.

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Natural fragrance – reduces or inhibits unwanted inherent odor.

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Coffee powder provides a gentle peeling effect. Caffeine also helps firm the skin, promotes blood circulation and reduces swelling.

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Mild surfactant (plant-based) with excellent cleansing and foaming properties. It is also suitable for cleansing sensitive skin. It is derived from plant oils and easily biodegradable

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Sunflower seed oil is high in linoleic acid and unsaturated fatty acids. The cell-protecting, antioxidant α-tocopherol is also very good for the skin. The oil is easily absorbed by the skin and results in a pleasant skin sensation.

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Lactic acid gently removes cornified layers and moisturizes the skin. Lactic acid regulates the skin’s pH level and has a slightly anti-bacterial effect.

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Has a natural, gentle enzymatic peeling effect (enzyme peeling) and plumps up the skin. Rich in bioavailable active substances such as lactic, malic and acetic acid, which also act like an

enzymatic peeling. It also contains six out of eight essential amino acids (proteins), which act as free-radical scavengers and bind moisture in the skin. Vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, soothes the skin and boosts its regeneration while vitamin B3 supports the skin barrier and helps reduce wrinkles. Polysaccharides (sugar with its moisture-binding effect), biotin as well as minerals and trace elements supplement the positive properties of fermented rye extract

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Olive oil makes skin smooth and supple. Dry, rough and flaky skin, in particular, becomes velvety and nourished again. It has an anti-inflammatory effect that also boosts the blood circulation. Rich in oleic acid, it provides moisture and protects the skin.

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Almond oil penetrates even into deeper layers of the skin and, with a proportion of 90%, is very rich in mono- and di-unsaturated fatty acids. Vitamin E in almond oil protects against free radicals and premature skin aging. It ensures that enough moisture is retained in the skin. With long-term use, the skin can build up a very stable resilience towards infections. Very well tolerated by the skin.

As supporting vitamins, the vitamins from the B family also provide indispensable services. They assist in the absorption of other vitamins in almond oil, for example significantly increasing the effect of vitamin E. Almond oil ultimately also contains an entire range of minerals, including potassium, magnesium and calcium. They too fulfill important functions, for example by stabilizing the cell walls, smoothing the complexion and keeping minor inflammations in check. 

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The apricot peel grains are derived from the shell of the apricot pit. The apricot tree probably originated in China and arrived in Italy in Roman times. Today it is cultivated in the Mediterranean region, in Turkey, Eastern Europe and the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

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Long-chain hyaluronic acid: Binds moisture very well. Long-chain hyaluronic acid only penetrates the top layer of the skin and forms an elastic film on the skin that preserves the moisture in the skin, making it appear smoother and plumper. Short-chain hyaluronic acid: Excellent moisture-binding agent whose small size (molecular density) enables it to penetrate the skin and ensure optimal moisturization, bind the moisture and thus improve the skin’s elasticity and plump it up from the inside. Hyaluron is also a free-radical scavenger and protects the skin against damaging
environmental influences.

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Long-chain hyaluronic acid

Binds moisture very well. Long-chain hyaluronic acid only penetrates the top layer of the skin and forms an elastic film on the skin that preserves the moisture in the skin, making it appear smoother and plumper.

Short-chain hyaluronic acid

Excellent moisture-binding agent whose small size (molecular density) enables it to penetrate the skin and ensure optimal moisturization, bind the moisture and thus improve the skin’s elasticity and plump it up from the inside. Hyaluron is also a free-radical scavenger and protects the skin against damaging environmental influences.

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Phytosqualane provides a soft, silky feeling on the skin and is easily absorbed. Squalane derived from plants has replenishing properties. It protects the skin against moisture loss and prevents the oxidation of the “skin’s own lipids”.

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Vitamin E can’t be produced by the body on its own and has an antioxidant effect. The function of an antioxidant is to eliminate free radicals and thus protect the cells. Cell protection is the task of the antioxidants.

Vitamin E helps firm the skin and gives it a fresh, younger appearance. Vitamin E increases the skin’s collagen levels. Small wounds can heal more quickly, since new cells can be formed rapidly without being attacked by free radicals.

Vitamin E improves the skin surface, increases its moisture content and has excellent anti-aging properties.

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Effect: The skin becomes more elastic thanks to the activation of collagen synthesis. Vitamin C is essential to form new collagen. It also makes the skin appear fresher.

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Rich in polyphenols and tocopherols (vitamin E), it has an excellent antioxidant effect, protects the cells and thus delays premature skin aging. The skin absorbs grape seed oil very well and becomes silky soft and smooth.

The oil counteracts undesired cornification by keeping the production of the sebum glands in check. Grape seed oil penetrates the skin very quickly without leaving a greasy film. Grape seed oil is generally suitable for all skin types. It is especially beneficial for blemished, mature and dry skin.

*Dermatest study in 2018, short- and long-term effects of the product line were tested

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*clinical efficacy study testing of immediate and longterm results, Dermatest 2018 & 2019/2020.