Botanical complexes

Herbal medicine and skincare can be an effective, natural alternative for treating a wide range of skin conditions. However, certain oils, extracts, and derivatives of medicinal plants have advanced effects when applied together.

Many phytochemicals in nature resemble chemical preservative compounds in structure and are all-natural alternatives. These classes of phytochemicals include essential oils containing eugenol, thymol, carvacrol, terpenoids, etc. When combined into complexes, some of these extracts are found to be effective against many spoilage microorganisms. In addition, combinations of these extracts are comparable in efficacy to conventionally used preservatives like parabens.

This section is for complex botanical ingredients containing multiple plant derivatives working synergically to nourish, heal, or protect skin most naturally. Most of the complexes improve effectiveness and potentiate action, enhancing each ingredient's significance.

 

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.
The active ingredients Gatuline® Expression, Munapsys™, and Bio Placenta, are the basis for the active ingredient compound and its outstanding effect.
Silybum Marianum
A duo of actives in the Ameliox complex, carnosine, and Milk thistle (Silybum Marianum) fruit extract act synergically, effectively inhibiting glycation.
Opuntia Ficus-Indica
AquaCacteen™ is a botanical complex based on the Barbary fig stem extract and designed to soothe and calm irritated skin, protect from environmental stress factors, and deeply hydrate with long-lasting effects.
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.
Albizia Julibrissin
Beautifeye® boosts, protects, and improves the properties of the skin. It also lifts the eyelid, reduces wrinkles and crow‘s feet, decreases rings around the eyes as well as puffiness, and imparts a newly defined eye contour area.
Hericium Erinaceus (left) and Tricholoma Matsutake (right)
Engineered growth factors formed from the fermentation of two potent mushrooms combine to make Bioyouth™ EGT effective protection against free radical damage and skin cell oxidation caused by UVA exposure.
Coco Caprylate and Coco Caprate are esters from alcohols derived from coconut with caprylic and capric acids. It's a naturally-derived, biodegradable cosmetic ingredient certified by Ecocert and other green organizations as an efficient replacement of cyclic silicones in skincare formulations.
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.
Helichrysum Stoechas
Everlasting-ECO is an ECOCERT certified extract produced from the flowers of the Helichrysum (Shrubby Everlasting) plant
Evermat™
Evermat™ is a complex based on African yellow wood (Enantia Chlorantha) bark extract that mattifies the complexion and tightens pores.
Is a natural biopolymer with excellent biomechanic and film formation properties, which could not be achieved with a simple mixture of single biopolymers.
Acmella Oleracea
Thanks to Acmella Oleracea Extract with a Botox-like effect, Gatuline® Expression AF prevents the appearance of expression lines and visibly smooths the skin's surface. Instant, visible results.
Galanga
Promotes Hyaluronic acid that counteracts shadows. Activates synthesis of Hyaluronic acid.
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.
Aster (IBR Pristinizer)
In a placebo-controlled study, IBR-PRISTINIZER® was found to improve the volume and depth of wrinkles, skin hydration, elasticity and complexion considerably.
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).
Japanese parsley
IsoNari is an anti-cellulite and slimming ingredient. A new highly active formulation which intensifies the breakdown of unnecessary fat deposits, while inhibiting thenew development of fat deposits.
Because LAMESOFT® PO 65 is a glyceride ester of the unsaturated oleic acid, its use in a surfactant cleansing product helps restore the natural lipid content on the skin.
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower)
Rejuvenates skin by reorganizing its collagen network, decreasing wrinkles, and adjusting fine lines.
Lipex L´sens™ is a highly polar, semi-solid softening agent with high sustainability for skin and hair. It improves the film-forming properties and gives the skin a silky, smooth feeling.
Liporeductyl® is a complex ingredient packed in a liposome, consisting of plant extracts, biologically active substances, and a peptide with four specific anticellulite actions.
MBR® Cyto-LiftIs a unique, patented and bio-compatible firming active ingredient. The skin immediately gains a more radiant tone and appearance.
A blend of three Ayurvedic and Chinese medicinal plant root extracts, Měiritage™ reconnects modern skincare with time-honored practices.
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.
Montanov™ 14 is an ECOCERT certified complex co-emulsifying agent and consistency factor of natural origin; it helps stabilize and thicken all types of oil-in-water emulsions.
Montanov™ 202 is an ECOCERT certified oil-in-water emulsifier and liquid crystal promoter, for a lightweight feel, with perfect end-product texture.
MultiEx BSASM™ protects skin from environmental irritations, calms and soothes reduced itching and redness.
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
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.
Ensures strong, beautiful and healthy hair. It promotes natural hair growth, and your hair appears fuller, thicker and more radiant.
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.
peach leaves
Dervied from fruit tree leaves, guards against the aging process to dramatically lighten and brighten skin.
Sebuless™
Sebuless™ is an inovative botanical complex derived from Lilac (Syringa Vulgaris) cell culture that reduces sebum production by acting directly on secreting cells sebocytes.
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Roots
A synergistic combination of anti-irritants that supports soothing, recovery, calming, and redness reducing for sensitive skin. Extremely effective skin barrier intensification complex mimicking the three key elements of the barrier lipids, by CeramideBio, stearic acid, and phytosterols.
Acetic acid
Thanks to many beneficial properties, it is used as an antiseptic, solubilizer, astringent, antioxidant, cleansing, and acidifying agent.