MEN’S SKINCARE INGREDIENTS

More and more of us are taking an interest in the ingredients that we use on and in our bodies. Below are some of the ingredients found in men’s skin care products on Timothy Edwards Male Grooming.

Acacia An herb with significant anti-inflammatory properties.
Algin A seaweed extract rich in minerals and helps retain moisture on the skin’s surface.
Allatoin An antioxidant, which help fight off the free-radicals that damage skin and speed the aging process.
Aloe Vera A skin soother, healer, repairer and collagen booster. Aloe Vera calms irritation and promotes skin vitality. With a pH almost identical to human skin, it acts as a powerfully effective moisturiser and counters the effects signs of aging.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid AHAs, as they are commonly known, are derived from natural foodstuffs such as citrus fruits, apples, milk and sugar. Alpha hydroxy acids help to shed dead skin cells and stimulate the skin’s natural cell regeneration. Also, removes the fine lines, brown spots, impurities, blackheads, dry patches, oil, etc. from the uppermost layers of the epidermis.
Avocado Oil Valued for its regenerative and moisturising properties Avocado Oil infuses the skin with protein, without leaving an oily film.
Bentonite A white clay that absorbs dirt and excess oil from the surface of the skin, clearing pores.
Biotin A member of the B vitamin family, helps to maintain healthy skin.
Caffeine Extract Anti-inflammatory benefits can quickly minimize redness and puffiness.
Camphor Found in wood of the camphor laurel, a large evergreen tree, it is soothing to the skin.
Carnosine An anti-oxidant and anti-irritant that boosts collagen.
Ceramides Helps regenerate skin cells by improving moisture retention and protecting against collagen breakdown.
Chamomile Extract A herb extract that benefits both hair and skin.
Cola Nitida Also known as kola nut, works to help boost cell circulation.
Comfrey Extract A protective astringent that heals sores, bruises and abrasions. Contains – allantoin – a powerful cell proliferator.
Cucumber Extract Attracts and holds moisture to hydrate the skin.
Diatomaceous earth Small silica particles derived from prehistoric plants that stimulate circulation, a very mild abrasive used to remove dead skin and absorb water and oil.
Ethlene/Acryline Acid Copolymer Diminishes the look of fine lines on the skin. .
Gingko A tree extract with soothing, anti-inflammatory properties. Cures circulatory disorders of the skin by increasing the amount of available oxygen.
Ginseng A plant extract well known for its conditioning and rejuvenating properties.
Glycerin Creates a super-slick surface to prevent irritation from razor drag, fills in the intercellular matrix and attracts moisture to your skin.
Glycolic Acid An alpha hydroxy acid found in sugar cane that encourages the growth of new skins cells and improves the skin’s appearance and texture. Weakens the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together to reveal the underlying skin.
Grape Seed Extract A potent and powerful anti-oxidant with 50-times the power of Vitamin E and 20-times the power of Vitamin C. Smoothes and helps heal skin by strengthening capillaries, reducing inflammation and offering natural UVB protection.
Grapefruit Extract A cooling and anti-inflammatory ingredient.
Hazelnut Extract Soothes, heals and firms skin.
Hyaluronic Acid A chemical naturally found in human skin that locks in moisture and maintains softness.
Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten A protein which moisturizes and smoothes the skin’s surface, acting as an emollient.
Irish Moss Extract An antioxidant that helps to heal the skin.
Jojoba An effective moisturiser rich in vitamins E & A.
Lactic Acid An Alpha Hydroxy Acid made from milk.
Lavender A calming & soothing plant with effective cleansing and antibacterial properties.
Lemon Oil A counter-irritant, astringent and disinfectant that helps to restore the skin’s natural pH.
Licorice Extract Helps to treat acne and works to calm the skin with anti-inflammatory & soothing properties. Also helps to brighten and even skin tone.
Linalool Constituent of lavender oil, known for its soothing, calming properties.
Linden Extract An anti-inflammatory agent that is also used as an astringent.
Macadamia Nut Oil A natural moisturizer that contains magnesium and thiamine (vitamin B-1).
Malic Acid An Alpha Hydroxy Acid made from apples.
Nettle Extract Rich in nutrients, helps stimulate hair growth and fights against thinning.
Oat Proteins A protein with moisture-retention properties that is especially easy for skin to absorb.
Panthenol Softens the surface of the skin and helps prevent post-shave swelling.
Passion Flower Extract Softens the surface of the skin and helps prevent post-shave swelling.
Paullina Cupana Seed Extract Helps to work as an antibacterial, antioxidant, astringent and stimulant to the skin.
Peppermint Extract A stimulating & revitalising agent that soothes and cools the skin.
Pro-Vitamin B5 Softens, soothes and moisturizes the skin.
Pycnogenol® An anti-oxidant extracted from pine tree bark that strengthens capillaries and oxygenates red blood cells. Provides the skin with the nutrients needed to produce and heal collagen and elastin
Rice Peptides Helps inhibits the breakdown of collagen that result in wrinkling, loss of thickness and premature aging.
Rose Extract Rich in antioxidants. Soothes inflamed skin and strengthens capillaries. Known for its cleansing and astringent properties.
Safflower Seed Oil A natural moisturizer and skin lubricant – used in shaving oil.
Sage Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Sage cleans and purifies the skin by normalizing surface oils.
Salicylic Acid An antiseptic and antibacterial agent taken from wintergreen oil that works as a topical anesthetic to decrease itching and redness.
Sesame Oil Conditions the hair and helps it to retain moisture.
Soybean Oil Skin conditioner and moisturizer.
Soybean Protein Helps skin retain moisture. Also strengthens hair cuticles to prevent breakage.
Tea Tree Oil A natural antiseptic, germicide, antibacterial, fungicide.
Tomato and Barley Extract Mimics the skin’s natural lipids and controls moisture loss.
Triple Alpha Hydroxy Acids A combination of glycolic acid (from sugar cane), lactic acid (from milk) and malic acid (from apples) that works to remove the dirt, oil, dandruff, etc. from the hair and scalp.
Vitamin A An anti-oxidant that soothes and rejuvenates skin.
Vitamin C A natural anti-oxidant that helps rejuvenate and restore the skin by encouraging collagen production and improving capillary health.
Vitamin E An anti-oxidant that soothes and rejuvenates skin.
Wheat Amino Acids Helps protect hair from heat styling damage.
Witch Hazel Astringent and anti-inflammatory. Witch Hazel can dry out spots, reduce sebum levels on the skin.