- Treats wounds, skin infections, burns, and acne scarring
- Increase synthesis of collagen and production of hyaluronic acid in skin 
- Found in the mountains of Europe and North America, related to the both the blueberry and huckleberry
- Rich in procyanidin which reduces inflammation 
- Soothes rashes and dries skin patches (eczema)
- Reduces inflammation caused by breakouts 
- An organic fruit acid found in blueberries, walnuts, apples, flaxseed, and witch hazel
- Used as a skin-lightening agent for the improvement of skin pigmentation
- Toxic to cancer cells while having no negative effect on healthy cells 
GREEN TEA (CAMELLIA OLEIFERA)
- Reduces inflammation while providing antioxidant effects 
- High in Polyphenols with exceptional antioxidant activity
- Rich in plant collagen, Omega 3, 6 & 9, and Vitamins B, D, & E
- Found in the fat of the nut of the African Shea tree (vitellaria paradoxa)
- Has anti- inflammatory benefits and anti-cancer effects 
ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS
- Alpha hydroxy acids work mainly as exfoliants
- Remove dead skin cells to make way for regrowth
- Stimulate the production of collagen and elastin
- Improve wrinkling, roughness and pigmentation of photodamaged skin 
- Promotes the reduction of wrinkles, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation
- Improves actinic keratosis, hyperkeratosis and seborrheic keratosis
- Exfoliates, exposing live skin cells 
- Behaves like Botox, blocking nerve signals sent to facial muscles
- Smoothes the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing tense muscles that cause crow’s feet, smile lines, and frown lines
- Stimulates collagen building 
- Drastically improves the skin’s cell production, thickening the skin and plumping wrinkles from within 
- A beta hydroxy acid that penetrates into the pores
- Contains sebum that exfoliates dead skin cells built up inside the pore 
- Stimulates the production of new skin cells
- Inhibits the body’s natural enzymes that break down collagen 
VITAMIN C/L-ASCORBIC ACID
VITAMIN E (TOCOPHEROL) FACTS
- Neutralizes free radical damage
- Protects against UV damage and promotes healing 
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