We know that conscious, educated consumers want natural, paraben-free products and they also want highly technical, efficacious results. They know the effects of dermatologist loved ingredients like vitamin C, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids and peptides, and want them in the purest form possible.
Knowing this, we went into the chemistry lab armed with a list of 100 ingredients we couldn’t use. 175 formulas, we launched a highly technical skincare brand which fuses dermatologist loved, potent ingredients and vitamin-packed, effective and researched naturals. The result is M-61.
There are over 100 ingredients that are not allowed in the M-61 line. All products contain anti-inflammatory ingredients to balance the aggressive treatments. Many products are gluten free and/or vegan.
- 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. 
- Treats irritation and itching.
- Functions as an antimicrobial, antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic.
- Approved by the German Commission E for inflammatory mucocutaneous diseases and wound and burn therapy.
- Soothes rashes and dries skin patches (eczema).
- Reduces inflammation caused by breakouts. 
- Antioxidant vitamin C brightens, antioxidant vitamin K fights dark circles under the eyes.
- Vitamin B5 helps skin retain moisture.
- Vitamin A, or retinol, fights dark spots.
- Soothing, cooling, reduce swelling and relieve minor skin irritations.
- 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. 
- A powerful antioxidant high in astaxanthin, contains more beta-carotene than carrots.
- Helps to fight inflammation and encourage new skin cell growth.
- Phytochemicals help to prevent the oxidation of DNA and helped to restore damaged DNA.
- Used for centuries in traditional medicine in high-altitude, tropical Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador.
- Preliminary evidence shows that its constituents polyphenols and carotenoids may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
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.
- Promote skin elasticity and fights inflammation and wrinkle formation.
- Helps soothe irritation and reduce redness, rashes, itching, and swelling.
- Consistent use over time has been known to fade dark spots and blemishes, and lighten skin.
- Known for its cooling effect as it triggers cold-sensitive receptors.
- Can reduce redness and increase circulation to invigorate dull, tired complexions.
- Helps remove dead skin cells, exfoliating and brightening the skin.
- Antioxidant vitamins A, C, E and carotenoids reduce inflammation of the skin.
- An effective treatment for various wounds and burns.
- Powerful antioxidant, rich in moisturizing omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9, noted for protecting the skin from aging free radicals.
- A valuable topical agent in treating burns and healing wounds.
- Found in the fat of the nut of the African Shea tree (vitellaria paradoxa).
- Has anti-inflammatory benefits and anti-cancer effects. 
- Rich in antiflavones, stimulates collagen and has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Reduces hyperpigmentation, enhances skin elasticity, controls oil production, moisturizes the skin, and delays hair regrowth
- Has the potential to decrease photoaging of the skin and prevent skin cancers through the estrogen-type and antioxidant effects of its metabolites.
- Rich in vitamin A, potassium, phosphorus and calcium, mulberries contain the highest levels of antioxidants of any berries.
- Can reduce the appearance of dark spots and brighten the skin.
- Topical yacon acts as an anti-inflammatory agent on the skin.
- Historically used in South American herbal medicine as a treatment for diabetes and arthritis.
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 
- Alpha hydroxy acid derived from milk.
- Alpha hydroxy acid derived from apples and pears.
- 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 E (TOCOPHEROL)
- Neutralizes free radical damage
- Protects against UV damage and promotes healing 
- Helps clear bruises and improve the appearance of skin.
- Reduces facial discoloration caused by poor circulation, skin irritation and scarring.
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