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 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.
Zea Mays (corn)
Rich in essential fatty acids, corn (Zea Mays ) oil helps keep the epidermis hydrated. Ideal for hair and skin care products aimed at those who are dry, mature, or damaged.

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).
Pueraria Lobata
Abundant in flavanoid isoflavones, Kudzu roots extract leaves potent antioxidant, mild estrogenic, and skin whitening effects. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory actions.
Tephrosia Purpurea
Wild Indigo seed extract suppresses cortisol (stress hormone) production up to 70% in dermal keratinocytes and stimulates beta‐endorphin and dopamine (well-being hormones), preserving skin homeostasis.
Aspalathus Linearis - Rooibos
Rooibos (Aspalathus Linearis) leafs wild-harvested in the Cederberg region (a small area in South Africa) are potent antioxidants, high in polyphenols and rich in minerals.
Marshmallows (Althaea Officinalis or Marsh Mallow)
Marshmallow root extract is rich in asparagine, pectin, starch, sugars, tannins, and volatile oil, with excellent antioxidant, moisturizing and soothing properties.

Botanical complexes

A blend of three Ayurvedic and Chinese medicinal plant root extracts, Měiritage™ reconnects modern skincare with time-honored practices.
Bitter ginger (Zingiber Zerumbet)
Intenslim™ is a complex ingredient for stomach and thighs - rebellious anti-fat slimming action, soothes inflammation generated by trunk fatty acids, promotes elastin synthesis for a firming effect, and activates lipolysis (fat degradation).
Phytosonic
Phytosonic™ is a complex herbal anti-cellulite ingredient from Sederma designed to combat fatty tissue hypertrophy by acting on pre-adipocytes and mature adipocytes.
A natural preservative derived from three oriental medicinal plants with anti-inflammatory, anti-acne, and sooting properties. EURO-NApre prolongs the shelf life of formulations up to 3 months non-refrigerated and up to 6 months in a fridge.
Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa)
MultiEx Phytrogen is the active complex of the finished products for breast firming and enlargement. Contains: Black cohosh, Japanese knotweed, Soja isoflavones, Chinese angelica, Red clover, Pomegranate, Kudzu
Plant-derived mix with expressed barrier restoration activity. It based on refined avocado and olive oil and contains essential fatty acids, vitamins, and phytosterols. Directly improves skin's defense.

Marine extracts

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.
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.
Alaria esculenta
Rich in antioxidant oligosaccharides protects the skin from UV-induced damage and oxidative stress. Alaria esculenta extract has a skin-lightening effect similar to vitamin B3.
Lithothamnion Calcareum (Phymatolithon calcareum or Pallas)
Besides high calcium and magnesium contents, Phymatolithon calcareum extract is rich in minerals like iron, manganese, boron, nickel, copper, and zinc, which have an essential role in skin moisturization and fiber cross-linking.

Hydroxy acids

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.
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.

Peptides

Red Clover
Capixyl is a bio-mimetic peptide with a red clover extract. It's an Hair Care Complex with anti-aging properties.
N-Prolyl Palmitoyl Tripeptide-56 Acetate; Matrixyl® Morphomics™
N-Prolyl Palmitoyl Tripeptide-56 Acetate is a new, innovative, and award-winning peptide that boosts collagen and fibronectin production, improving extracellular matrix structure, fibers organization, and skin density.
Pal-GQPR Rigin™
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (also known as Rigin™) is a lipopeptide from Sederma designed to mimic DHEA activity and restore cytokine balance to mature skin.
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38
Matrixyl™ synthe’6™ is a potent peptide that boosts six skin-rebuilding essentials: macromolecules - proteins and glycosaminoglycans.
Leuphasyl® Pentapeptide-18
Pentapeptide-18 acts similar to natural enkephalins (proven in vitro study): it couples to the enkephalin receptor on the outside of the nerve cells, relaxing expression muscles and smoothing wrinkles.
Argireline® Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is a mimic of the N-terminal end of SNAP-25. It competes with the natural protein for a position in the SNARE complex and relaxes facial muscles, destabilizing its formation without breaking any component.

Proteins

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.
Soy protein repairs brittle hair goes deep into the hair shaft to fix breakages and creates a protective film that smooths the roughened cuticle layer.
Silk protein improves the volume of the hair and makes it easier to comb. In addition, it creates a non-sealing film on the hair that smooths its structures and gives it a silky sheen.
Phytosan contains proteins, glycoproteins, polysaccharides, protects against light-induced skin aging and UV-induced energy loss, slows down the skin‘s aging process.
Kalpariane® - brown algae protein
Kalpariane® is a brown alga (Alaria Esculenta) protein, treats skin cells with energy, protects against drying out, fights free radicals, has a slight firming effect as a natural Anti-Aging complex, and makes skin more supple.

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

Salicin
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.
Xylitylglucoside
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.
Lauryl Glucoside
Lauryl glucoside is a highly mild surfactant and skin cleanser with excellent foaming properties derived from natural corn starch, fatty acids, and coconut.
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.

Extracellular matrix components

Hyaluron
An exceptional humectant with multiple science-proven benefits. It noticeably diminishes fine and coarse lines, enhances skin elasticity and volume.
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.
It can improve both hair manageability and skin smoothness. In addition, hydrolyzed collagen has unique water-binding and texturizing properties, which enable it to bind to the water held by the hair shaft.
Sebacic acid
In vitro studies showed that Sebacic acid can cross-link with collagen type I and improve its mechanical properties. Thus, besides moisturizers, it is used in formulas to improve the skin's elasticity and surface texture, minimizing the appearance of blemishes and breakouts.
Ceramide 2 (NG)
Ceramide II (NG), also known as N-stearoylsphinganine or Ceramide 2, is similar to dermal cells' membrane molecules. It renews the skin't lipid layer, reduces transdermal moisture loss, and improves water-binding ability.
Cholesterol
This lipophile sterol quickly penetrates through the skin barrier and promotes collagen fibers binding on cells membranes surface.

Enzymes

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.
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.
Aloe Vera Gel Powder
The Aloe Vera Gel powder is for non-surgical tightening of the face, neck and décolleté skin. This beauty product soothes and tightens the skin.
Zymo Clear MD contains two enzymes, which are removing oil and dead skin cells from the skin. Third component - maltodextrin has considerable moisturizing properties.

Carbohydrates

Thanks to its ability to form an ultra-strong matrix (network) on the skin surface, Glycofilm provides a protective shield like a second skin or vail that guards the skin against physical, chemical invasions, and other environmental damaging factors.
Avena sativa - green oats
Oats are an excellent source of manganese and selenium – which may assist in building strong bones and promoting a healthier immune system; phosphorous; B Group Vitamins; magnesium; zinc, and dietary fiber.
Galactose
Galactose is used in cosmetics for tissue repair, as an anti-inflammatory ingredient, and moisturizer that increases water retainment of the skin.
Inulin
Inulin is an indigestible fiber that promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria on the skin surface. Thus, they have positive health effects and are even implicated in disease prevention (prebiotic effects).
Glucomannan
Glucomannan is a polymer of polysaccharides that form a film on the skin, reducing transdermal water loss. It also enhances product stability and shelf life.
Sorbitol
Sorbitol is a humectant sugar alcohol, also known as glucitol, that helps the absorption of vitamins into the skin. First found in the ripe berries of the mountain ash, it also occurs in other berries (except grapes), cherries, plums, pears, and apples.

Organic compounds

Ectoine
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.
Glabridin
Thanks to Tyrosinase inhibition activity, Glabridin quickly and effectively lessens melanin production, erasing hyperpigmentation and dark spots and exposing brighter and radiant complexion.
Dimethylmethoxy chromanol
Lipochroman®, also known as lipochroman-6 or Dimethylmethoxy chromanol, is an extraordinary molecule that fights against all radicals, protecting from a broad spectrum of reactive species and premature skin aging.
Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate
Approved for use in Europe, Cromollient™ SCE, a patented 100% active alkoxylated di-ester emollient that is both 'hydro-active' and surfactant-friendly.
Myristyl Myristate
The white, wax-like substance is used as an easily spreadable oil component in oil-in-water emulsions, especially in lotions, to improve the water-in-oil emulsions' consistency.
Behentrimonium chloride
As a C22 quat, Behentrimonium chloride belongs to the Behenyl class of surfactants. Lower irritation, more conditioning, better thickening, enhanced skin feel, and improved stick structure are all characteristics of this group of ingredients.

Inorganic compounds

Mala’Kîte™ (Malachite extract)
Mala’Kîte™ is a mineral extract from Malachite that optimizes the cutaneous cell natural antioxidant defense system.
Epsom salts. This small, white crystal resembling salt is used in soaks and baths to 'draw' toxic substances from the body through the skin. It provides effective relief for sore, tired muscles.
Silica
Colloidal Silica is an excellent mineral to apply topically as the tiny micro particles help enhance skin texture and suppleness for a silky, healthy feel and youthful glow.
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.

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.