Ingredients

Beauty Ambassade online shop is here to help you navigate through the ocean of skin care product ingredients and find perfect matches for your skin care regimen. Below you can find descriptions of bioactive ingredients incorporated in premier beauty formulations offered by our spa and online shop. Innovative ingredients and cutting-edge technologies applied in these high-end skin care products ensure their high efficacy, safety and long lasting effects.

Vitamins & provitamins

Vitamin C
Vitamin C also known as L-Ascorbic acid plays a crucial role in human skin. It performs a large number of duties to ensure the radiance, firmness, and youthful look of the skin.
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B5 is used as a wound-healing accelerator and a moisturizer. It widely used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.
Biotin (Vitamin B7)
Biotin (Vitamin B7) rescues the skin. How? Let’s see. If you do not use it for a while your skin looks dull, it becomes dry, inflammation and wrinkles appear on it, the face ages faster.
Vitamin A
Vitamin A in cosmetic preparations is intended for all skin types. Mature skin becomes supple and radiant, and wrinkles are reduced.
Vitamin E
Vitamin E natural antioxidant is extracted from vegetable oils. It was originally extracted from wheat germ oil, but now most of the natural vitamin E comes from soy or sunflower seeds.
Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Niacin (Vitamin B3), as an effective component in skin care, has won the hearts of many for a long time, if you are not yet aware of why it is so popular, then look for answers in here.

Essential oils & fixed plant oils

Apricot Kernels
Apricot kernel oil is a great beauty product. It’s one of the oldest. The first mention of it dates back to 3000 BC in Chinese treatises. A little later, knowledge about apricot oil reached Europe from Armenia and called Prunus Armeniaca (Armenian plum).
Limnanthes alba
Meadowfoam seed oil is a rising star among plant oil ingredients of skin and hair care formulations. It is an outstandingly stable plant oil with a bouquet of favorable qualities which comprehensively benefit the appearance, structure, and overall health of the skin.
Coconut tree
Coconut oil is mostly good for your skin care. It is able to provide antioxidants and moisturizers. This oil has an ability to minimize the signs of aging and help to protect your skin.
Argan tree
Argan oil is a substance extracted from the kernels of the Argan tree. It contains a lot of active ingredients which are used in the skin and hair care industry since the 2000s.
Shea seeds
Shea butter is a constituent of the choice of numerous leave-on skin, scalp, and hair care formulations. It is semi-solid, buttery oil derived from Shea tree kernels.
Damask rose - Rosa damascena
This adorable oil has antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging effects. Rosa damascena has a wide spectrum of antimicrobial activities against many species of harmful bacteria. Like many other aromatic and medicinal flowers, it shows antioxidant properties.

Plant extracts & derivatives

Red grapes
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant. It successfully combats skin aging and darkening.
Fermentation process of Kombucha
Kombuchka is an organic ingredient which smooths, refreshes and re-densifies the skin. It adds radiance, enhances collagen quantity and improves the overall skin quality (anti-aging effect).
Polygonum Cuspidatum (Reynoutria japonica or Japanese knotweed)
Japanese knotweed root extract leaves remarkable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects on the skin. Polygonum cuspidatum speeds up the wound healing process, protecting skin fibroblasts, lessening inflammation, and stimulating collagen organization.
Lentil seeds
Rich in unsaturated essential fatty acids, vitamins, trisaccharides, and phytic acid, Lentil (Lens esculenta or culinaris) extract is a natural, efficient, and safe ingredient in skincare formulations.
Apple fruit
The Apple awakens energies and is said to have an exceptionally activating effect on the body. The scent contributes to an extremely refreshing and stimulating sensation.
Watermelon
The fragrance of the watermelon is said to have a beneficial, enlightening, relaxing, balancing, and above all vitalizing effect. It is said to release happiness hormones in the body and thereby create a cheerful and exhilarant mood.

Hydroxy acids

Malic Acid
Malic Acid is one of the alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) found in fruits. It is able to interrupt the attachment of corneocytes of the epidermis and exfoliate dull and old cells from the surface of the skin.
L-Carnitine
Promotes the breakdown of fat, is a very good skin energizer. It accelerates the fat-burning process, thus boosting energy production by burning the body‘s fat reserves.
Citric Acid
Citric Acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) found in many fruits. It has a polar molecule and able to disrupt the coherence of corneocytes of the epidermis. This process called the chemical peeling type of exfoliation eliminating dull and old cells from the skin surface.
Glycolic acid
Glycolic Acid is a alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane. It dissolves and whisks away surface dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, healthier, more vibrant complexion.
Salicylic Acid
Salicylic Acid is one of the beta-hydroxy acids also called BHAs. It's a strong keratolytic (can dissolve keratin), so it used in many formulations for exfoliation, peeling, acne treatment, and so on.
Lactic Acid
A vital part of skin’s NMF (Natural Moisturising Factor), Lactic Acid moisturizes and hydrates skin while stimulating collagen renewal. It is naturally occurring in various food and milk, so the FDA permitted this organic acid for usage as an ingredient in cosmetics and skincare formulations at concentrations lower than 12%.

Proteins & peptides

Highly efficient peptide combinations for the prevention of wrinkles and expression lines, thanks to an inhibiting effect on the contraction of the facial muscles.
Red Clover
Capixyl is a bio-mimetic peptide with a red clover extract. It's an Hair Care Complex with anti-aging properties.
Milk contains many proteins that have scientifically proven benefits on skin regeneration, cell renewal, and as active prebiotic. Also, milk proteins improve the stability of other important ingredients, as well as be a part of the delivery system enhancing penetration of active substances into the deeper layers of the skin.
X50 Skin Barrier is a peptide complex with a drone delivery system. The Skin Care Drone® for keratinocytes. The most important, primary role of our skin barrier function is to prevent fluid loss, to protect water-rich organs from the dry environment.
X50 Myocept is a peptide, lactic and glycolic acid complex with drone delivery system. Targets skin neurons for a botox-like effect. Efficiently reduces muscle contractions; resulting in the decrease and prevention of lines and wrinkles.
X50® Photoglow ia a peptide complex that turns light into cell energy for glowing, luminous skin. Precludes wrinkles by producing new epidermal cells. Reduces wrinkles by increasing collagen and elastin. Specifically targets fibroblast cells.

Amino acids

2-pyrrolidone-5-carboxylic acid
PCA or Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid, naturally occurring in the skin, is an amino acid, a metabolite of Filaggrin. Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid is one of the most important NMFs (natural moisturizing factors) of the skin.
Sodium (disodium) Cocoyl Glutamate is a conjugate of coconut oil fatty acids and glutamic acid present in the collagen. It is a mild anionic surfactant and detergent used in cleansing formulations based on mostly botanical ingredients.
Proline
Proline is the main building block of dermal collagen. Due to its significant role in skin structure maintenance and easy absorbance proline is a prominent ingredient of anti-aging skin care formulations.  
Alanine
Alanine is an amino acid permanently produced in the human body. It is included in beauty formulations as an effective skin humectant.
Serine
Serine is a small-molecule nonessential amino acid, the precursor of Glycine, thus involved in the synthesis of collagen. It also a part of essential NMFs (natural moisturizing factors) preventing transepidermal water loss.
Glycine
Glycine is a small-molecule nonessential amino acid. It's a proteinogenic amino acid, an important precursor of collagen which contains about 35% glycine in the chain.

Glucosides

Horse Chestnut
In the skincare industry Aesculin used in formulations for eye and foot care to treat under-eye bags and spider veins. It tones vessels, increases skin micro-circulation, and decongest the micro-vein network decreasing dark rings and bags under the eyes.
A nourishing, boosting, and energizing complex that stimulates the synthesis of pro-collagen, collagens, tropoelastin, and elastin. Fibro-boost revitalizes skin fibroblasts, promoting elasticity, smoothness, and firmness.
A vegetable-based surfactant based on coconut oil and glucose. An extremely mild cleansing agent with anti-irritant properties, very gentle to the skin and mucus membranes. Biodegradable and ecologically harmless.
Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Cytobiol Lumin-Eye is a multi-active complex containing aesculin, a plant-based active substance with convincing vessel-toning properties, improving micro-circulation and reducing dark rings and bags under the eyes.
Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosmarinic acid is a natural polyphenol found in Rosemary and has a lot of benefits (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and photo-protective against ultraviolet C) for skin
Ascorbyl-2-Glucoside
Vitamin C Glucoside knew as Ascorbyl-2-Glucoside is a derivative of ascorbic acid combined with glucose. It is a flawless form of vitamin C that showcases all the outstanding benefits of the vitamin for skin well-being.

Extracellular matrix components

Hyaluron
An exceptional humectant with multiple science-proven benefits. It noticeably diminishes fine and coarse lines, enhances skin elasticity and volume.
Skin identical lipids that regenerate and reconstruct the skin barrier. The stratum corneum (the horny layer of the epidermis) is composed of the corneocytes and the lipid matrix which fills the space between them.
Naturally-occurring plant lipids capture and bind water for supple, hydrated skin.
All types of Hyaluronic acids, from small-molecule to macromolecular HA for improved intake and complete hydration. Poured in with Peony Root and Magnolia Bark extract, the complex revitalizes skin cells and increases elasticity.
Is a protein naturally produced by the human body. It is a fibrous substance that constitutes the basic component of our skin, hair and nails.
The use of small-molecule hyaluronic acid ensures that moisture is stored in the skin for a long time.

Enzymes

Lactobacillus Ferment raises keratinocyte proliferation and migration stimulating natural renewal processes. It soothes UV-induced damage protecting against photoaging and improving barrier function.
Zymo Lift® MD is an enzymatic complex that prevents wrinkles by boosting cell turnover and provides optimal skin relief. In short, it acts as an anti-wrinkle, cleansing, and moisturizing agent.
A ferment extract with two peptides (tripeptide-10 citrulline, tripeptide-1) and two proteins (wheat germ protein, soy protein) that boosts collagen synthesis. Trylagen boosts the synthesis of collagen types I, III, and IV, in order to increase collagen levels which are reduced or lost in the aging process.
Zymo Clear MD contains two enzymes, which are removing oil and dead skin cells from the skin. Third component - maltodextrin has considerable moisturizing properties.
Papaya tree (papain)
Peelmoist contains papain, an active enzyme to support and speed up the natural exfoliation process - enzymatic peeling.

Carbohydrates

Glucose
Like other sugars, glucose also captures water molecules enhancing moisture-binging capacity and maintaining skin hydration. In addition, proliferated skin cells like keratinocytes and fibroblasts use it as a fuel converting it into ATP that energizes and stimulates their functions.
Lactose
Lactose is good probiotic as it's a nutrient for Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria. Meanwhile, the majority of harmful bacteria and yeast unable to hydrolyze (into galactose and glucose) and consume it. It changes and improves skin microbiota balance providing a healthy, youthful, and refreshed appearance.
Mannitol
Mannitol has hydrating and antioxidant properties that make it an ideal ingredient for use in skincare formulations.
MG 60 Skin Softener reduces irritation, provides skin protection and counteracts inflammation.
Bioecolia is an alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, obtained from sucrose and maltose (natural sugars) via enzymatic synthesis.
Yeast beta glucan is a natural polysaccharide extract, powerful humectant, attracting water to skin’s surface for the ultimate in hydration and moisture retention.

Organic compounds

Ectoin supports the moisture-binding capacity of the skin, has a moisturizing and anti-inflammatory effect and stabilises the cell structures by protecting cell membranes.
Hexylresorcinol
Hexylresorcinol has several beneficial properties for skin thus used in skincare formulations as an antiseptic, local anesthetic, and regeneration booster. It shows notable antimicrobial activity and increases the shelf-life of products.
Dimethicone is usually used in oil-free facial moisturizers. It decreases transdermal water loss without a greasy feel. PDMS has occlusive and emollient properties and suitable for acne and sensitive skin as it is non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic.
SILA detox stimulates the skin‘s own defense and immune system, ensures higher cell quality by removing cell debris from the cell membranes (detoxification), has a rejuvenating effect also on stem cells, keeps skin healthy, plump, and fresh.
A blend of mentholisomers and menthyllactate used as a stimulating cooling agent to improve circulation.
Naturally existing in our bodies as part of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), responsible for transporting energy for numerous cellular and muscular functions in our body

Inorganic compounds

Diatomaceous Earth
In skin care formulations, Diatomaceous earth used in high-end cleansers, exfoliants, and masks to eliminate dead cell remains, remove allergens, and pollutants and prepare the skin for future treatments.
Illite
Illite is an excellent and safe adsorbent with high abundance and stability. This property allows using formulations to eliminate heavy metals like thallium, lead, six valent chromium, etc.
Rich in lithium thermal mineral water from Swiss mountains. It rebalances ions, encourages tissue exchanges, revitalizes cellular metabolism, and stimulates natural protection systems.
Black silt
It is one of the peloids that have a great therapeutic effect on the skin. Black silt contains tiny quartz crystals, chitin, ions, and other beneficial substances.
RonaFlair Flawless an ideal filler for perfect-looking complexion by diffusion of the light, filling in wrinkles and making a smooth surface distribution.
Gold’s collagen supporting powers strengthen cell structure, as its light diffusing particles deliver instant illumination for smooth, lifted, radiant skin.

Nucleic acids

Triple DNA - Sodium, Magnesium, and Calcium salts of DNA.
Triple DNA is highly polymerized (contains long chains) DNA combined with three essential micro-elements - Magnesium, Calcium, and Sodium, which improve ion balances of the skin. It provides oxygenation, optimal hydration, and cellular regeneration.
Liposomed RNA
RNA packed in the liposomal envelope is a newer generation of this ingredient which is more effective. Liposome consisting of phospholipids protects ribonucleic acid from destruction and enhances penetration into deeper layers of the skin.
Liposome Triple DNA
Valmont's scientific research brought a novel technology that allowed to encapsulate Triple DNA into layers of phospholipids called liposomes. These liposomal membranes let an ingredient pass the barrier and reach deeper layers of the skin raising effectivity and decreasing the duration of adsorption.
Is an exclusive concentrate active ingredients for anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and visible rejuvenation effects.
HP DNA means Hyper polymerized deoxyribonucleic acid. HP DNA has protective, hydrating, anti-oxidant and regenerating properties.
Formulated at the heart of VALMONT skincare products, triple DNA provides the skin with its exceptional powers.