1.877.205.7778

Biophora's State-of-the-Art Ingredients – the Key to Noticeable Results

Alpha Hydroxy Acid
(Glycolic & Lactic Acid)

Science

Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic and Lactic) are naturally occurring acids derived from the sugars in particular substances. These acids work by dissolving the bond that holds dead skin cells together. This increases cell turnover, and at greater concentrations, deeper dermal effects such as increased collagen synthesis. The activity of an Alpha Hydroxy Acid involves the concentration of AHA and the pH. Lactic acid is a natural humectant and Lactic Acid’s larger molecule size makes it less irritating than Glycolic Acid.

Made Simple

AHA’s exfoliate and stimulate the skin; improving the appearance of fine lines, pigmentation, acne, tone, texture, smoothness, softness, and overall healthy glow. Used in moderation, morning and evening, skin should respond within a few days. Glycolic Acid is incorporated in our Bioactive Solutions. Lactic Acid is incorporated in our Gentle AHA Cream.

back to top

Beta Glucan
(Antioxidant – Skin Booster)

Science

Substance derived from plants (yeast and oats). Studies have found Beta Glucan is a powerful immunity stimulator, activating the macrophage in skin cells, and an effective antioxidant and free radical scavenger.

Made Simple

Beta Glucan is a natural ingredient designed to add vitality and a healthy glow to the skin. This ingredient is incorporated in our Antioxidant Moisturizer.

back to top

Beta Hydroxy Acid
(Salicylic Acid)

Science

Beta Hydroxy Acid (Salicylic Acid) is a naturally occurring acid derived from willow bark, wintergreen leaves, and sweet birth bark. Salicylic Acid works from the uppermost layer of the skin, dissolving skin cell bonds layer by layer. BHA is also lipid soluble (cuts through oil) and antibacterial, giving it great effectiveness in penetrating oily skin and deep within pores. BHA stimulates the skin’s natural cell turnover and growth processes and can lead to increased exfoliation and collagen synthesis.

Made Simple

BHA’s exfoliate and stimulate the skin; smoothing fine lines, evening skin discoloration, and reducing acne conditions. Overall, healthier, brighter skin is unveiled as the BHA reduces the build-up of topical dead skin cells and stimulates more normal skin growth. Salicylic Acid is incorporated in our Bioactive Solutions.

back to top

Citric Acid

Science

Citric Acid is categorized in the family of Alpha Hydroxy Acids with anti-inflammatory properties known to stimulate collagen production. As an antioxidant, it repairs the skin and helps to neutralize free radical damage. Citric acids also exfoliate and improve the overall condition of the skin.

Made Simple

Citric acid when used in gentle formulations may assist in the repair of sun-damaged skin and acne conditions to firm, tone and improve the signs of aging. This ingredient is formulated into our Biophora Sen-Citric Lotion.

back to top

Coenzyme Q10

Science

Coenzyme Q-10, also known as ubiquinone is a compound that is made in our bodies and used by our cells to produce the energy they need to grow and stay healthy. An antioxidant with actions very similar to those of Vitamin E, it has been found to be an excellent defender against free radicals and, when used regularly over time, may help ease lines and wrinkles by building collagen. A coenzyme is a substance needed for the proper functioning of an enzyme, a protein that speeds up the rate at which chemical reactions take place. Q10 refers to parts of the compound's chemical structure.

Made Simple

Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant found in most body tissues. Like other antioxidants, it has been studied in relation to reducing aging of and damage to the skin. This ingredient is found in our Bioactive Firming Cream.

back to top

Ferulic Acid

Science

Phenolic Acids have been extracted from orange, pineapple, mango, and pomegranate fruits. A major Phenolic compound in orange juice is Ferulic Acid. Phenolic compounds from these natural sources have strong antioxidant activity.

Made Simple

The antioxidant effects of Ferulic Acid will revitalize element exposed skin, lighten and brighten discoloured skin. Also aids the skin’s ability to heal, repair, and protect itself from free radical assault. This extract is incorporated into our Bioactive Gels.

back to top

Grape Seed Extract

Science

Grape seed extract is a Pycnogenol which is a special class of bioflavonoid found in the seeds, bark, and fruit of many plants and are highly potent antioxidants and free radical scavengers. Highly regarded in the effective cross linking and strengthening of collagen and elastin tissue. Also has wound healing effects.

Made Simple

The antioxidant effects of Grape Seed Extract will revitalize element exposed skin, lighten and brighten discoloured skin. Also aids the skin’s ability to heal, repair, and protect itself from free radical assault. This ingredient is incorporated in our Bioactive Gel and DermaRich Moisturizer.

back to top

Green Tea Extract

Science

Green Tea Extract, being a Polyphenol, is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial agent. It also helps protect the skin from UVA and UVB radiation damage via its free radical scavenging ability. Thought to protect basic DNA from oxidative stress and selectively inhibits skin bacteria.

Made Simple

The antioxidant effects of Green Tea Extract may help to revitalize element exposed skin, lighten and brighten discoloured skin. It also aids the skin’s ability to heal, repair, and protect itself from free radical assault. This ingredient is incorporated in our Bioactive Cleanser, Gel, and DermaRich Moisturizer.

back to top

Kojic Acid, Arbutin and Licorice Extracts
(Skin Lighteners)

Science

Kojic Acid, Arbutin, and Licorice Extracts are naturally occurring substances that are highly regarded in inhibiting tyrosinase production. It is this tyrosinase enzyme production (usually overly increased by sunlight or excessive skin irritation) in the basal layer of the epidermis, which is responsible for melanin production by the melanocytes (the skin cells responsible for the creation of pigment). This overproduction of melanin leads to cosmetically displeasing pigmentation. Once melanin is suppressed, the skin can then purge the pigment to the surface normally. AHA’s, BHA’s, Retinol, L-Ascorbic acid, and Enzyme Exfoliants help quick migration of these pigmented cells to the surface of the skin for their ultimate removal.

Made Simple

Daily use of these natural bleaching agents as found in our Bioactive Solution and Bioactive Solution Extra Strength, and Bioactive Gel 8% along with sun protection will aid the skin’s natural ability to lighten and brighten.

back to top

L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

Science

Topical Vitamin C must be in the form of L-ascorbic acid to be useful to the body and skin. Studies show that L-ascorbic acid stimulates collagen synthesis. L-Ascorbic Acid serves as a signal, relaying a critical message to Collagen genes to synthesize Collagen, as well as being a co-factor for two enzymes important in Collagen synthesis. This element provides photo protection by neutralizing reactive oxygen species (free radicals), the highly reactive molecules produced by the interaction of sunlight, cell membranes, and other components of skin tissue. Vitamin C, known as an antioxidant, protects skin by neutralizing free radicals, which would otherwise destroy skin and its components.

Made Simple

L-Ascorbic acid improves fine lines, discoloration, and protects the skin from environmental assaults resulting in healthy revitalized skin appearance when used regularly. This is the only ingredient in our 100% stable PURE “C”. This highly absorbable powder can be mixed to boost the effects of any Biophora cream or gel product.

back to top

Papain and Bromelain Enzymes
(Enzyme Exfoliators)

Science

Exhibiting natural enzymatic exfoliation properties, Papain & Bromelain Enzymes utilize catalytic action to digest and exfoliate dead skin cells and proteins from the surface of the skin and deep within pores. Papain is derived from papaya fruit and Bromelain from pineapple fruit.

Made Simple

Used as an exfoliation mask, these enzymes will help remove the build-up of dead skin cells and protein on the surface of the skin and deep within pores. The result is a much smoother texture, reduction of acne concerns, and overall softer and healthier glow. These enzymes are incorporated in our Enzyme Exfoliating Mask for home and clinical use.

back to top

Peptides

Science

Peptides as applied to skin care are natural or synthetic compounds containing two or more Amino Acids linked forming a peptide bond in the matrix of Collagen and Elastin that support the skin. Depending on its particular size and structure, a peptide is targeted to perform a specific function in the skin - suggested benefits, range from Collagen synthesis to increased lymphatic circulation.

Made Simple

Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 used in our Bioactive Firming Cream and Light Hydration stimulates synthesis of Collagen, Elastin, Fibronectin and Glycosaminoglycans, elements that bind tissue and hold the moisture of the skin.

back to top

Retinyl Palmitate

Science

After its absorption into the skin, Retinyl palmitate is converted to retinol, and ultimately to retinoic acid (the active form of vitamin A present in Retin-A). Studies show that topically applied Retinyl palmitate reverses some aspects of skin aging. A preservative agent as well as an antioxidant which is essential for the generation and function of skin cells.

Made Simple

Retinyl Palmitate improves the skin’s texture, firmness, and smoothness and is used to stimulate and smooth fine lines. This ingredient is incorporated in our Bioactive Cleanser, Antioxidant and DermaRich Moisturizers and Light Hydration as well as the Multivitamin Freeze Mask.

back to top

Sodium Hyaluronate

Science

Collagen and Elastin supporter. A protein occurring in the skin that appears to bind water in the interstitial spaces between skin cells while it forms a gel-like substance to hold these cells together. A viscous Polysaccharide that is a natural moisturizer with excellent water-binding capabilities which infuses moisture deep within the upper layers of the skin.

Made Simple

Being an ideal moisturizer base, it allows for the delivery of other agents to the skin. Its ability to retain water gives immediate smoothness to rough skin surfaces and significantly improves skin appearance. Used to smooth, re-hydrate and regenerate the skin. A light, greaseless, ultra moisturized feel is the result. This ingredient is incorporated in our DermaRich Moisturizer, Bioactive Firming Cream and Light Hydration.

back to top

Titanium Dioxide
(Natural Physical Sunscreen)

Science

A natural organic compound which physically protects the skin from UV radiation. Physically absorbs and scatters UVA and UVB rays.

Made Simple

Provides superior protection from UVA and UVB rays and resulting skin damage. Will not irritate skin or eyes like chemical agents. This ingredient is incorporated in our Daily Protection SPF30.

back to top

Tocopheryl Acetate

Science

A form of Vitamin E considered as one of the most important oil-soluble anti-oxidants and a free radical scavenger. Serves as a preservative function due to its ability to protect against oxidation.

Made Simple

Improves the appearance of rough, dry, and damaged skin. This ingredient is incorporated in our Cleansers, Gentle AHA Cream, Moisturizers and Multivitamin Freeze Mask.

back to top