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Ceramides Skin Supplement
Ceramides Skin Supplement

"This is my 4th bottle...it really improves my skin. My beautician says my pores are smaller. love it!"— Mary

$55.00

Ceramides Skin Supplement

Clinically proven to boost skin's hydration by 23% in 2 weeks.

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The Serum
The Serum

"this is the one serum that can essentially replace all other skincare products that I have been using"— Annie

$89.00

The Serum

Specially designed to bring back baby soft skin with an intense boost in hydration. This serum mimics the protective and hydrating properties of the Vernix Caseosa, bringing an instant, natural glow that your skin will thank you for.

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The Essence
The Essence

"I don't know how they do it, but I love how soft my skin feels right after using The Essence."— Jo

$75.00

The Essence

Our beauty holy trinity BFE Complex works synergistically with your skin to develop a moisture reservoir to deeply hydrate, while immediately helping to soften skin.

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Flowerberry

Flowerberry

beauty supplements

Eye Illuminating Supplement
Eye Illuminating Supplement

"I always find my eyes getting tired throughout the day but since taking Flowerberry I even got compliments"— Renee

$55.00

Eye Illuminating Supplement

Bringing our In-and-Out philosophy to the eyes, this beauty supplement is the first of its kind. FlowerBerry brightens lackluster eyes, improves eye health while filtering out blue light with our unique blend of traditional superfood.

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skin care products

Eye Illuminating Cream
Eye Illuminating Cream

"I now swear by this and recommend it to all my friends"— Z Chia

$49.00

Eye Illuminating Cream

A luxurious cream that helps to diminish crow's feet, brighten dark circles, de-puffs in 2 weeks with our proprietary FlowerBerry complex. Nourish and repair your delicate eye area for brighter, youthful-looking eyes.

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True Bright

True Bright

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Skin Brightening Supplement
Skin Brightening Supplement

"I'm now into my 5th bottle and needless to say, my pigmentation has lightened tremendously."— Vaun

$75.00

Skin Brightening Supplement

Experience the secret ingredient to radiant-looking skin in this customer favorite skin-enhancer. Formulated using Sakura extract and Colorless Carotenoids, this supplement helps to brighten skin and lighten pigmentation.

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Invi-Sun Skin Supplement
Invi-Sun Skin Supplement

"Since taking it i realized even after being out all day my skin did not have any redness. Incredible.."— Lena

$45.00

Invi-Sun Skin Supplement

Enjoy more time outdoors with our skin defense supplement. Just two capsules before sun exposure will help keep skin blushing to a minimal and strengthen your skin’s natural resilience.

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Glycerin

Ingredient: Glycerin

INCI: Glycerin

Sources:  Animal and Vegetable Fats

Our rating: GOOD
 
What is Glycerin?

Glycerol or glycerin is a colorless liquid found in all natural fats and a humectant that attracts moisture to the upper layer of the skin, prevents dryness and maintains the skin's barrier against pollutants. It is a common component of natural soaps due to its moisturizing and cleansing properties.

As the skin ages, it gets dry easily due to its inability to retain water. Glycerin can make the skin smooth and plump by filling in the tiny cracks in the dry skin. It can also be used to help wounds heal faster.


Benefits of Glycerin:

As a humectant, glycerin attracts water from the air and binds it to the skin using the OH (hydroxyl) group of molecules. Glycerin helps maintain the skin's water balance on an intercellular level. A study conducted by Dr Yohini Appa et al on 394 patients with severely dry skin tested 16 moisturizers against two high-glycerin creams over a five-year period. The results showed that glycerin was the most effective moisture-retaining compound and increased the thickness of the coenocytes (a cell in some algae and fungi with multiple nuclei). In 2008, a placebo-controlled, double-blind study at the Friedrich Schiller University Department of Dermatology also found glycerin to be a potent moisturizer. Researchers investigated the effects of glycerin on participants with atopic dermatitis who were treated twice daily for a month. Those receiving glycerin showed significant improvement in the hydration of the outer layer of skin and its normal protective barrier function was restored.

The December 2003 issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology highlighted that glycerin signals the cells to mature normally. This prevents psoriasis – an affliction in which the skin cells shed before they mature resulting in thickened and scaly skin. The application of glycerin can interrupt this abnormal process to allow the cells to reach full maturation before shedding.

Safety & Toxicity:
An extremely safe ingredient, glycerin has no known toxicity in general use and has been found to be non-irritating and suitable for sensitive skin.

Editor’s Note:
If using glycerin directly on the face, dilute it with water as pure (100%) glycerin will draw water from deep layers of the skin (the nearest source possible) instead of the environment and cause skin to be dehydrated.