USE WATER AS THE NATURAL BARRIER OF YOUR SKIN
We believe that hydration is the critical key to a glowing and healthy skin. Face mask is utilizing occlusive therapy to deliver the effective ingredients into skin. So, for the formula design, the first thing comes to our mind is that this mask must be very safe. Secondly, the effective ingredients should be small molecular weights that can penetrate into skin to deliver the function. The last thing is to select a long-term humectant retaining the water beneath the skin. So, the purpose of this mask is very clear and focused: HYDRATING. After thoroughly hydrating, the brightening skin will be regained.
Now let's talk about the mask!
D-Panthenol is Provitamin B, a material to consist Vitamin B5. It is a small molecular weight particle, 205.51 g/mole, can easily be absorb by the skin. It can improve the hydration reaction intercellularly to prevent water lost. It also appears in many disorder skin medicine treatments because it can calm the skin and accelerate skin healing process. These facts are proved and showed in many scientific articles.
Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract is a patented and organic ingredient that is proved by the scientist that may help increase intercellular osmosis to increase the moist level in the cells.
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate can brighten the skin and boost intercellular osmosis to increase the hydration level on the stratum corneum.
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract boosts the synthesis of Filaggrin, a protein playing important role to bridge Keratin. Therefore, this extract can reinforce the barrier function of skin, promoting collagen synthesis and increasing skin suppleness and firmness.
Butylene Glycol plays multiple roles in the formula. It's solvent, humectant, and auxiliary preservative cooperating with D-Panthenol and Glycerin. It is very safe and common in cosmetics industry.
Glycosyl Trehalose/Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate can prevent from dehydration
Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, small molecular weight hyaluronate salt, can sink into the crevices between corneocytes of stratum corneum to catch water
Hydroxyethyl Urea is a good moisturizer that can keep the skin hydrated and elastic.
Glycerin/Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer/Propylene Glycol These ingredients are a complex raw material that is used for thickening and skin conditioning.
Allantoin has three major benefits that are well documented in many scientific papers:
1. Helping the natural desquamation of stratum corneum and increasing skin smoothness
2. Moisturizing effect result from its ability to increase the water bounded to the intercellular matrix and keratin, thereby softening skin and making the skin look healthier.
3. Soothing, anti-irritant and skin protectant effect is due to the ability of Allantoin to form complexes and neutralize many irritant and sensitizing agents.
Here we take its moisturizing effect in terms of the proportion to make skin glow.
Xanthan Gum and Sodium Polyglutamate are both thickeners and humectant. Both are from natural resources, corn starch and Natto.
Hydroxyacetophenone is patented natural preservative, being extracted from berries to protect the masks from bacteria and any gem.
Polysorbate 20 is a used to cover Neroli oil to dissolve in the formula. Even though EWG website categorized it as moderate hazardous due to its residues, Ethylene Oxide and 1,4-dioxane, polysorbate 20 allowed to use in cosmetics is purified very well to remove the residue thoroughly. So, safety won't be a concern.
While we are selecting the ingredients, we must consider many things, including safety recheck, pH vale, Hydrophile-Lipophile Balance (HLB) value, quantity, convivence to utilize in the formula and cost. After evaluating all the points, we eventually decided to go for polysorbate 20 at 0.015% in this formula.
Many youtubers, websites or bloggers hate fragrance and think it is bad for skin and irritates skin. However, if the formula design well and cover fragrance particles with a proper emollient, the fragrance won't hurt your skin or irritate your skin neither, especially the essential oil as fragrance.
While we design this formula, we hope this product can also relax the mood during the usage, So, we put Neroli oil as a natural fragrance to cheer you up. Who doesn't like some pleasure from a good smell?
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Glycerin, Glyceryl Acrylate, Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, D-Panthenol, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Hydroxyacetophenone, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Polyglutamate, Allantoin, Polysorbate 20, Neroli Oil