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 incredibly gentle but highly effective for the skin. It’s one of the oldest skincare ingredients. 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 - belongs to the rose family).
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.
Thymus Vulgaris
It is widely used in food preparations for its organoleptic qualities and digestive effect. In addition, thyme owns several pharmacological properties: it is used for asthma, colds, and headache.

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 that smooths, refreshes, and re-densifies the skin. It adds radiance, enhances collagen quantity, and improves the overall skin quality (anti-aging effect).
Allium Cepa
The onion bulb contains many biologically active components, including vitamins and provitamins, amino and fatty acids, and antioxidant phytosterols.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis
Blood orange extract is a perfect ingredient for skin care applications thanks to its high content of beta-carotene; vitamins C and B; organic acids, the most abundant of which are of the nature of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs); flavonoids.
Rumex Acetosa
The common sorrel extract is a natural remedy against spider veins thanks to an antiplatelet effect.
Cochlearia Armoracia
In skin care preparations Horseradish root extract fights against acne and other mibobe-induced conditions, while acting as a natural preservative enhancing the shelf-life of the product.

Botanical complexes

Myrtus Communis
Myrtle by ieS LABO is a botanical complex of Common Myrtle (Myrtus Communis) hydroglycolic extract and 0.2% of citric acid that leaves sooting, astringent, healing, and protective effects on the skin.
Imperata Cylindrica
Moist 24™ is an all-day-long moisturizer complex based on a Cogon grass root extract rich in potassium that broadly improves skin hydration.
Rosa Centifolia
Hygroderm® P (former Crodarom® Hygroderm) is an NMF-like moisturizing complex from Croda and consists of a mixture of hygroscopic substances designed to enhance the water-retention function of the Natural Moisturizing Factors found in the skin.
Sebuless™ is an inovative botanical complex derived from Lilac (Syringa Vulgaris) cell culture that reduces sebum production by acting directly on secreting cells sebocytes.
10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid
Acnacidol™ BG is a clinically tested complex that contains Queen bee acid (10-HDA or 10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid found in Royal Jelly that controls and reduces sebum and the appearance of acne.
Liporeductyl® is a complex ingredient packed in a liposome, consisting of plant extracts, biologically active substances, and a peptide with four specific anticellulite actions.

Marine extracts

Pseudoalteromonas Antarctica NF3
Antarcticine® marine ingredient SA is a classic marine glycoprotein extracted from Pseudoalteromonas Antarctica combined with classic BHA (beta-hydroxy acid) salicylic acid.
Spongilla Lacustris
Spongilla Lacustris spicule extract is a multifunctional skincare ingredient that comprises all benefits of its natural components. Fine particles are used as an abrasive for mechanical exfoliation or dermabrasion.
Laminaria Digitata - Kelp seaweed
Kelp seaweed has a revitalizing and remineralizing mission made possible by its concentrated and extensive range of proteins, trace elements, and vitamins.
Bladder Wrack (Fucus vesiculosus)
It is known to help in weight loss and stimulate fat metabolism. Bladderwrack Extract also has a detoxifying effect.
bacterium Pseudoalteromonas Antarctica
Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract (also known as Antarcticine) is an active ingredient, a glycoprotein extracted from a bacterium Pseudoalteromonas Antarctica. This glycoprotein spreads effectively on the horny layer of the epidermis, preventing skin dryness through its excellent moisturizing properties.
Kappaphycus alvarezii
Kappaphycus alvarezii extract is rich in carrageenans - natural linear sulfated polysaccharides, with excellent gel-forming and film-forming (after application) properties. Elkhorn sea moss extract, it smooths fine lines, furrows, and deep wrinkles, revealing lifted, fine, and supple surfaces.

Hydroxy acids

C12 Alkyl Lactate
C12-13 Alkyl Lactate is a mix of esters of alkyl alcohols with 12 and 13 carbon atom chains and lactic acid (lauryl lactate and Tridecyl lactate), used in skin care applications to reduce tackiness and greasiness of other ingredients, such as petrolatum.
Thanks to multiple beneficial effects on the skin, Gluconolactone is used in skin care applications as an exfoliating, chelating, and hydrating ingredient with potent antioxidant action.
Mandelic Acid
It is a stronger acid than glycolic acid (the most famous AHA used in skincare), but epidermal penetration is lower due to the larger molecule size. Thanks to these properties, mandelic acid is a milder exfoliating agent and does not irritate the skin.
Asiatic Acid
Asiatic acid is a powerful antioxidant that soothes UV-induced inflammation and scavenges damaging free radicals such as reactive oxygen species, nitric oxide, and protein carbonyl groups. This PHA also stimulates collagen type I and III production, leaving a significant anti-aging effect.
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.
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.
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Red Clover
Capixyl is a bio-mimetic peptide with a red clover extract. It's an Hair Care Complex with anti-aging properties.
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 stimulates fibroblasts and enhances the production of collagen and GAGs, smoothing fine lines and deep wrinkles and improving the water-binding ability and elasticity of the skin.
Decarboxy Carnosine
Alistin® (Decarboxy Carnosine) is a synthetic antiaging pseudodipeptide with high stability and resistance to enzymatic hydrolysis, that cell membranes oxidative stress and dermal fiber from cross-linking.
Eyeliss Before After
Eyeliss™ is a peptide complex consisting of three biologically active ingredients: Hesperidin methyl chalcone, Dipeptide-2 (Valyl-Tryptophane; Dipeptide-VW), a lipopeptide Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (Pal-GQPR) that prevents puffiness and diminishes under-eye bags.
MelinOIL™ is an oil-soluble version of a-MSH (a-Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone) biomimetic peptide (Acetyl Hexapeptide-1) developed to promote the natural skin defense system against the sun and UV-induced damage, protecting cells and limiting premature photoaging.
Haloxyl™ is a peptide complex based on four biologically active molecules, including matrikine lipopeptides Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (Pal-GHK) and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (Pal-GQPR), iron chelating N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS), and a flavonoid chrysin, that eliminates under-eye bags and dark circles.
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Hydrolyzed silk is a fragmented silk protein, peptides, and amino acids. "Smooth as silk" is a phrase that conveys sensuousness and elegance as no other words can.
Soy beans
Gluadin® Soy is a soya protein hydrolyzate (sophisticated product - peptides and shorter proteins obtained by hydrolyzation of natural soy proteins). Protein hydrolyzates' numerous critical characteristics are their substantivity to the skin and hair and a protein protective layer formation, protecting from damaging environmental factors.
Colostrum is the first "milk," or sometimes called pre-milk, a fluid produced after birth by every mammal (mother) in mammary glands during the first several days after birth. It provides a perfect combination of immune and growth factors, including immunoglobulins, lactoferrin and Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), amino acids, and other vital nutrients.
Gelatin is a natural protein and peptide mix made from collagen by thermal hydrolyzation, used in food and medicine since the Egyptian civilization. It's a unique multifunctional ingredient with many beneficial effects in skin care applications.
A natural ingredient that increases skin elasticity & firmness.
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.
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Amino acids

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.
Sodium stearoyl glutamate
Sodium stearoyl glutamate is derived from L-Glutamic acid and natural fatty acid (stearoyl acid), an anionic surfactant with a pH similar to human skin
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
Tetrasodium EDTA is a sodium salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (diamine amino acid), a widely used chelating agent against metal ions.
Sarcosine (N-methyl glycine) is a natural amino acid found in human body tissues and ubiquitous in raw food such as egg yolks, meat, vegetables, and legume seeds.
Capryloyl glycine
Capryloyl glycine is an amide of Glycine (amino acid) and Caprylic acid (a fatty acid that contains eight carbon atoms in the chain). It's a member of the N-acyl glycines family, normally occurring in human tissues, so it's a safe component for skin care formulations.
Creatine is an amino acid derivative (non-proteinogenic amino acid) found naturally in the skin. It acts as an energy reservoir essential for the energy supply and function of the cells, participating in ATP production, which is a universal fuel molecule.
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Caprylyl Glucoside
Made from vegetable oils and starch, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside is a non-ionic surfactant in demand for its performance, mildness, and low ecotoxicity
Lauryl Glucoside
Plantapon® LGC Sorb retains the excellent mildness of the duo of "green" alkyl glucoside surfactants (Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate and Lauryl Glucoside) while improving important consumer-related attributes such as foam and sensory acceptance.
In this form, it has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving, as well as antipyretic properties. Salicin can also be used for cosmetic products as well as in biochemical tests for differentiating strains of bacteria.
Cetearyl glucoside is the self-emulsifying base from the wholly vegetable raw material source. Its purpose is to hold together the oil and water-based ingredients.
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.
This dual-action natural glucoside dramatically improves the epidermal water content by increasing the dermal water reservoirs and improving hyaluronic acid production in the skin.
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Extracellular matrix components

An exceptional humectant with multiple science-proven benefits. It noticeably diminishes fine and coarse lines, enhances skin elasticity and volume.
Studies showed that elastin fragments activate skin fibroblast and boos extracellular matrix components production, including collagen and elastin.
SK-influx® is a skin-identical lipid (ceramide) complex ingredient that restores the skin's protective barrier function. It is a concentrated formulation consisting of a multi-lamellar (membrane) system resembling the structure of the lipid barrier in the Stratum Corneum.
Hexadecyl Dihydrogen Phosphate
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (potassium salt of cetyl phosphate) is an anionic, oil-in-water emulsifier and an analog of the natural phospholipids in the skin.
It is obtained through a biotechnological process that guarantees that the active ingredient retains its original properties and is completely free of microorganisms, viruses, and bacteria. Collagen is essential for the structure and supporting function of the tissue, it ensures a firm and smooth skin appearance.
Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine
Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine is a synthetic sphingolipid derived from the combination of salicylic acid to phytosphingosine. This sphingolipid increases the synthesis of procollagen-I by skin fibroblasts (proven by in vitro study), increases essential ECM components such as fibrillin-1 and procollagen-1.


Lipase hydrolyzes triglycerides, components of fats, into free fatty acids and glycerin (glycerol).
It can be applied to the skin to carry out a keratolytic action; thus, Subtilisin is an excellent natural substitute for hydroxy acids AHAs, BHAs, and PHAs.
Papain is produced from the milky latex of all papaya parts but especially in the green, unripe fruits by scarification of the skin of the fruit and inducing latex flow.
Ananas sativus
Pineapple promotes skin elasticity, removing dead and damaged skin, improving hydration, and promoting more elastic and clear skin. It also adds sugars (sucrose, glucose, and fructose), enzymes (bromelain), and AHAs (citric and malic acids).
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.
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Manihot esculenta
Tapioca starch is a naturally derived, unique water-soluble ingredient that can absorb oils and fragrances in a powder form but readily disperses them in warm water.
Lipomoist-2036 is a complex that forms a monolayer molecular film that contains a dispersion of heteropolysaccharides, amino acids, and plant-derived peptides obtained by the microfluidization method under very high pressure.
Acacia Senegal
Topically, it has been used in lotions as a soothing agent, oil-in-water emulsifier, and as astringent. Acacia Senegal gum is used externally to cover inflamed surfaces like bums or nodular leprosy.
Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose is a water-soluble polymer offering a broad range of properties. It is a multifunctional cellulose-based thickening agent - for improved foam quality.
Thanks to cosmetogenomics, Aquaxyl™ makes us travel inside the heart of the cell to unveil the secrets of a well-moistured skin. Water, lipids, and proteins work together to reinforce the natural dehydration shield.
Multiple studies demonstrate that CM-Glucan is an effective agent in cosmetic and dermatological formulations, with potent antioxidant, protective, and cell growth-promoting effects.
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Hydroxyethyl cellulose
It is a cellulose polyester, a granular powder, soluble in water and ethanol. Cellulose hydroxyethyl ether is used as a thickening agent, rheology modifier, emulsion stabilizer, and gelator in water/alcohol systems delivering transparent gelification of alcohol-based lotions.
Polyamide-5 is a synthetic polymer in a fine powder form that has similar properties to Nylon-12 and is used as a softening and texturizing agent, performance enhancer, and oil (sebum) adsorbent.
Poly-12-hydroxystearic Acid
It is a multifunctional ingredient in skincare applications used as a dispersant for pigments and UV-reflecting minerals, emulsion stabilizer, thickener, and film former.
PLGA monomer
Lactic Acid/Glycolic Acid Copolymer (PLGA) is a polymer consisting of Lactic and Glycolic acid units (monomers) specially designed to improve ingredient delivery systems, especially microspheres containing actives.
PEG-40 Stearate is a mix of esters of stearic acid with approximately 40 units long polyoxyethylene glycols. It's a multifunctional vegetable-based ingredient used primarily as a lipophilic emulsifier and valuable as a humectant, dispersing agent, solubilizer, and surfactant.
PVP High-purity, low-odor grade polyvinylpyrrolidone designed for skincare applications. It exhibits detoxifying effects via complex formation.
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Organic compounds

It is a valued ingredient in skin care preparations thanks to many beneficial effects on the skin, including anti-aging, immunomodulatory, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, and antioxidant action.
Ammonium Lactate
This food-grade ingredient is valued for its humectant and skin conditioning effects and is used as an anionic surfactant.
Triethanolamine Lactate
Combining some of the beneficial actions of both ancestors, TEA-Lactate attracts water molecules thanks to the abundance of hydroxy groups, improving the skin's moisture retention ability, elasticity, and volume.
It is an FDA-approved food-grade ingredient used in skin care preparations to soften texture, improve the sensory profile, and manufacture solid formulations (lipsticks, antiperspirants) and anhydrous systems.
Sodium Lactate
It is widely used in skin and hair care preparations thanks to numerous beneficial actions, including humectant, buffering, antiseptic, energizing, thickener, emollient, and preservative.
MethylPropanediol (2-methyl-1,3-propanediol) is a humectant glycol with a very low odor used in personal care products and fragrances.

Inorganic compounds

Sodium Phosphate salts are safe food-grade ingredients used in skin care products for pH adjustment, preservation, penetration enhancement, and emulsion stabilization.
Sulfur Plus is a complex based on sulfur that is solved in ethoxydiglycol. Sulfur is a known keratolytic, sebum regulator, and antiseptic used since ancient times.
Tripotassium phosphate
It is a safe food-grade ingredient found in almost all human body tissues and is used as an emulsifier, emulsion stabilizer, thickener, and penetration enhancer.
Sea salt production
Maris Sal is a salt obtained by evaporation of seawater, an edible ingredient in crystalline form or concentrated 30% solution.
Maris Aqua is a highly purified seawater that contains, on average, 3.5% of minerals and trace elements, mainly table salt (Sodium Chloride).
Bentonite is one of the smectite clays with multiple beneficial properties and effects on the 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.
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Alpha-isomethylionone is a colorless to pale oily liquid, an isomer of Methyl Ionone, but its sweet orris-like scent is felt more attractive.
Hexyl Cinnamal
In skin care applications, Hexylcinnamaldehyde is used primarily as a fragrance or masking agent that covers the unpleasant scents of active ingredients in the formulation.
Benzyl salicylate
Benzyl salicylate is an ester of benzyl alcohol and salicylic acid that naturally occurs in many plants (such as Ylang-ylang, Brickellia veronicifolia, Hyacinth, etc.) and is widely used in fragrances and skincare products for sweet, floral, and slightly balsamic odor.
Primarily used as a fragrance in skin and hair care applications, Geraniol exhibits numerous beneficial properties, including antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, insect repellent, and antioxidant action.
It is a natural, aromatic, and oily substance with a pleasant floral scent used in perfume, in the food industry as a flavoring agent, and in personal care applications as a masking agent or fragrance.
Besides its pleasant scent and masking function, Limonene is valued for its astringent, tonic, and binding action, as well as it can be used as a solvent for insoluble ingredients and for controlling the viscosity of the formulation.
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