By customer request, here is quick summary of each ingredient in Mend Hyaluronic Acid Serum, and how it hydrates, repairs and rejuvenates your skin with two quick and simple daily applications.
Botanical Hyaluronic Acid
First up is the darling of all Mend products - hyaluronic acid. We not only include this ingredient in our dedicated Mend Hyaluronic Acid Serum, but also in Mend Vitamin C Serum, Mend Bright Eye Gel and Mend Retinol Cream.
Our Hyaluronic Acid is completely derived from plant botanicals, in a nature-friendly power pack of hydrating goodness.
One gram of Hyaluronic Acid can hold up to six litres of water, making it a must-have if you want healthy, well-hydrated skin. It also has antibacterial and wound-healing properties, as well as helping to prevent skin laxity and sagging.
Hamamelis Virginiana Water (aka Witch Hazel)
A perfect antidote to acne-prone and oily skin, when buffered with the hydrating properties of Hyaluronic Acid. Witch Hazel helps to soothe redness, calm the skin and reduce inflammation.
Also known as Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, this is another hydrating skincare soother. Antioxidant and antibacterial, it’s a great choice for topical application to bolster the effects of our Hyaluronic Acid. Aloe Vera also has UV-blocking qualities, making it a great addition to your morning skin care routine.
Another skin protector, Vitamin E helps to boost the skin’s resistance to UV radiation damage and environmental pollution. It calms, thanks to its anti-inflammatory qualities and actively helps to improve the function of the skin barrier.
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (aka Vitamin C)
Less irritating than L-ascorbic acid (which is used in many topical Vitamin C Serums), this is a natural acne-attacker. Not only that, it’s a well-known skin brightener, a natural UV protectant and it boosts collagen and elastin production, making it a great anti-ageing all-rounder.
Organic Jojoba Oil
Another wonder ingredient. Light in formula and easily absorbed into the skin, it contains Vitamins E and B, plus antioxidants and minerals to protect and nourish skin. Jojoba Oil can help to relieve the symptoms of dermatitis, rosacea and eczema. It also has antimicrobial properties, making it great for acne sufferers.
Pelargonium Graveolens Oil (Geranium Essential Oil)
A natural, uplifting oil, Geranium helps to encourage the growth of new cells, to tone, soothe and reduce inflammation. It also acts as a natural antibacterial.
Organic Green Tea
Green Tea is packed full of polyphenols that are powerful antioxidants and skin-soothers, making it ideal as part of an anti-ageing skin serum. It can help to reduce redness, irritation, swelling and promotes DNA repair, thanks to its antioxidant component, EGCG, which fights cellular damage. And like so many of our ingredients, green tea is a great infection fighter, so can help to reduce acne symptoms and kill bacterial inflammation.
Organic Gotu Kola (aka Pennywort)
Gotu Kola is a natural circulation booster, helping to activate cellular activity, to brighten and enliven sluggish skin. It’s full of amino acids, beta carotene, essential fatty acids and a skin firmer called triternene saponins, all of which contribute to healthy, nourished and soothed skin.
Horsetail is packed with the mineral silica, which helps the skin to create more collagen for a younger-looking appearance. It also acts as an antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, thanks to its mineral-rich formulation.