Bakuchiol, a natural ingredient which mimics the actions of retinol without the irritation. Retinol has found its natural match in the form of Bakuchiol! Bakuchiol is a compound (phenol) abundant in the seeds and leaves of the plant Psoralea sorylifolia. Bakuchiol provides a natural alternative to retinol without having any of the negatives associated with retinol use including red, sensitive skin and hyperpigmentation. Creating a buzz in the beauty world, this plant derived extract has clinically demonstrated to visibly firm and plump skin, soften fine lines and wrinkles as efficiently as retinol, without the side effects and is safe for use during pregnancy. It has proven collagen stimulating benefits along with the ability to defend against oxidative damage.
Squalane, is naturally present in the skin in the form of a fat which is naturally produced by oil glands to hydrate and maintain the skin barrier. Over time, Squalane diminishes, leading to dehydration, skin sagging and premature ageing. Olive-oil derived Squalane mimics the fat which occurs naturally in the skin barrier (called squalene), allowing it to penetrate the skin deeply and effectively and provide immediate and long-lasting hydration. This ultra-hydrating action provides Squalane with an ability to visibly increase the luminosity and radiance of the skin, lessening the appearance of fine lines. It assists in repairing the skin barrier which in turn protects the skin from oxidative damage. Squalane has been shown to calm and soothe red and irritated skin.
Orchid and Magnolia Extracts – Akoactive® Garuda, abundant in powerful polyphenols, antioxidants which stimulate skin elasticity and firmness, this proprietary combination of Orchid and Magnolia extracts has been clinically proven to decrease skin roughness, wrinkles and sagging, improving skin elasticity and firmness*. Orchid extract, derived from 50 species of cymbidium orchids, is abundant in alkaloids, minerals and polyphenols which provide it with skin conditioning, repair and anti-ageing action. Orchid extract has been combined with a bioactive compound found in the bark of the Magnolia. The bark extract contains lignans which provide strong antioxidant action including visibly enhancing skin elasticity and calming skin redness.
*Claims based on clinical tests of Akoactive® Garuda on 20 women aged 40-70 years – results achieved from twice daily application for 28 days