Elite Skin Care Products By Dr. Michael Miroshnik – Plastic Surgeon
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Ingredient Glossary

1,3D Beta Glucan

This remarkable ingredient increases macrophages in the skin. Macrophages improve immune repair, increase the delivery of every growth factor, remove scar tissue, bacteria and debris, all while stimulating collagen

A

Acetyl Salicylic Acid

Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory perfect for rosacea

Alpha Arbutin

Treats hyperpigmentation(too much pigment in the skin) – Proven to be ten times stronger than Arbutin and much more stable as a tyrosinase inhibitor

Astaxanthin

A powerful antioxidant found naturally in the skin that works on various cell membranes to reduce lipid peroxidation. Astaxanthin is 1000 times more powerful than Vitamin E

Aspirin

Anti-inflammatory

B

Basil Extract

Calming anti-acne effects

Bearberry

A tyrosinase inhibitor shown to work synergistically with Paper Mulberry to reduce hyperpigmentation

Bromelain

Gentle exfoliator that dislodges environmental debris along with loose keratin

C

Catalase

Potent cellular protector focusing on the hydroxyl free radical. Another one of the first-responders to inflammation or UV over-exposure

Chamomile Extract

Calms and soothes

Chicory Extract

Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects

Chlorella

Proven antioxidant and remodeler of the skin by both improving collagen and elastin density while stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin

Chronoline

The bio-mimetic version of TGF Beta which assists in wound healing and collagen/elastin production amongst other skin health-promoting benefits

Cocoamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

Coconut derived foaming agent that effectively removes dirt and makeup without over-drying the skin

CoQ10

Potent antioxidant and cellular protectant

Coriander Extract

Calming anti-acne effects

Cranberry Extract

Natural enzymatic softening of the damaged epidermis as well as antioxidant replenishment

Cucumber Extract

Soothing, tightening and anti-inflammatory effects

Curcumin

Calming antioxidant

D

D Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Works in concert with L-ascorbic acid and is a powerful antioxidant itself

Decyl Glucoside

Gentle foaming agent from sugar that allows us to avoid the more harsh/toxic sodium lauryl sulfate family of ingredients

Dermatein Powder

Firming protein to reduce fine lines and puffiness

Dong Quai

Energetic balance for potential source of dark circles, kidney problems

E

ECM Protect

Reduces the breakdown of elastin and inhibits MMP-1 activity thus improving firmness and elasticity while protecting against environmental damage

Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)

Found naturally in the skin. Potent wound healer and collagen and elastin stimulator

F

Ferulic Acid

Proven, effective antioxidant

G

GABA

Shown to have tyrosinase inhibiting effects, hence active against hyperpigmentation

GHK-Copper Peptides

Found naturally in the skin and involved in repair. Well-researched with proven benefits for wound healing and collagen stimulation

Ginkgo Biloba Extract

Calming antioxidant

Green Tea Extract

Excellent antioxidant

Grape Seed Extract

Wonderful antioxidant for the skin and another source of proanthocyanidins

K

Kiwi Fruit Extract

Gentle cleansing component that effectively removes impurities

Kumquat Fruit Extract

Cleansing fruit extract that does not over-strip the lipids

L

Lanachrys

An Alpha 2 receptor blocker that stimulates lipolysis (fat breakdown)

L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 10%

Non-oxidised fine Vitamin C powder wrapped in phosphatidylcholine to markedly improve penetration. It acts to squelch free radicals and stimulate collagen and elastin

Lecithin

Provides moisture and protection of natural skin lipids while leaving the skin silky smooth

Lemon Peel Extract

Proven gentle lightener

L-Glutathione

Probably the most important antioxidant in the body. Provides powerful free radical protection with enhanced penetration/ protection by being wrapped in phosphatidylcholine

Licorice Extract

We use high percentages of this moderate strength lightener that has additional antioxidant benefits

Liquid Crystals

Delicate plant extracts with a luminescence that permeates the skin. Effective at plumping dehydrated skin for improvement in lines/wrinkles. Can be used as cellular building block

L-Lactic Acid

The only AHA found naturally in the skin. This gentle exfoliant is also a natural moisturiser and antioxidant

M

Mandelic Acid

Excellent anti-acne ingredient

Micronised Hyaluronic Acid

Potent natural moisturising factor that, when micronised into several smaller sized particles, provides moisture at several levels in the skin

MDI Complex

Delicate plant extracts with a luminescence that permeates the skin. Effective at plumping dehydrated skin for improvement in lines/wrinkles. Can be used as cellular building block

N

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Found naturally in the skin, this incredible antioxidant also stimulates collagen and is proven to help restore the skin’s barrier. It increases the skin’s food supply via vasodilatation

P

Paper Mulberry

Shown to be as effective as 5.5% hydroquinone in skin depigmentation. Does not diminish in effectiveness with time. (Like Kojic acid and others)

Phosphatidylcholine

This ingredient is part of all cell walls in the body. It helps restore the epidermal barrier, regulates oil, clears acne, moisturises and protects against sun damage, all while enhancing delivery of the other ingredients by 10-fold!

Pregnenolone

A hormone precursor that reduces acne most likely through reducing testosterone activity at the dermal level

Protease

Gentle exfoliator that removes only the sloughing aspect of the epidermis and leaves the lipids intact

R

Red Sandalwood Extract

A decongestant for damaged skin

Retinaldehyde (Vitamin A)

The most potent and most expensive Vitamin A found naturally in the skin. This well researched ingredient is gentle on the skin yet has powerful proven abilities to stimulate collagen, elastin and GAG’s. In simple terms, it is the best you can get in anti-aging therapy for your skin

R-Lipoic Acid

Unique in its ability to penetrate the skin, acts as an antioxidant and collagen/elastin stimulator. Much more stable and 10 times as active as alpha Lipoic acid

Rumex Occidentalis

A proven tyrosinase inhibitor and hence reduces pigmentation

S

Sepiwhite

A new pigment reducer that is believed to work by blocking melanocyte stimulating hormone at the cellular level

Shea Butter

Water soluble Shea butter provides a light moisturising effect

Silk Amino Acids

For mild firming and a silky-soft feel

Slippery Elm Extract

Primarily used for anti-inflammatory properties

Spin Trap

This clever antioxidant utilises nitrogen to trap free radicals allowing the skin to remodel existing damage and beautify the skin

Squalene

An excellent moisturising lipid that soothes and protects the skin

Superoxide Dismutase

This is one of the skin’s strongest antioxidants (a “first responder”) protecting us from the dangerous superoxide radicals in the environment

T

Tetrahydrocurcuminoids

Shown to have excellent lightening properties although mechanism may be due to antioxidant effects

Trans-Resveratrol

Potent source of proanthocyanidins, especially in the trans form

W

Watercress Extract

A proven tyrosinase inhibitor, hence effective at depigmentation

Willow Herb

Excellent calming agent designed to dramatically improve redness

Wild Cherry Bark

Calming anti-inflammatory

Y

Yellow Sandalwood Extract

Calming anti-inflammatory

Z

Zinclear

Nanotechnology makes this broad-spectrum sunblock more effective at lower doses so the sunblock is luxurious while protective. Dimethicone coat prevents penetration and protects the integrity of zinc during sun exposure

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