Explore Our Signature Formulas & Ingredients
We have developed, tested and refined our product line to feature only the purest ingredients – an extraordinary collection based on natural essences and extracts, combined with the modern miracles of biotechnology. Here we offer a description of the function of some of our key ingredients, so that you may have a better understanding of the Science of Skin Care as Nature Intended!
Alpha Hydroxy We use citric acid from citrus fruit, malic acid from fruit, and tartaric acid from wine, all formulated at the proper pH for optimal results.
Argireline- Injection Alternative A powerful anti-wrinkle hexapeptide that helps to relax muscle contractions by interfering with neurotransmitters. This relaxation process minimizes the depth of the wrinkle, making it less noticeable and helps to prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Beta Glucan Enhances the immune cells towards anti-aging. A biological key that unlocks the pathways by which the skin moisturizes itself! Helps to stimulate the growth of human fibroblasts to speed up the repair process.
Chirallity Chiral-A is a unique form of Vitamin A which is retinol. This Chiral form specifically “fits” the skin’s receptors. All receptors in the body are Chiral-either left handed or right handed. Only through its receptors can the skin access nutrients and locally applied products. For a product to be most effective, it must be received by a specific receptor. The cell membrane receptors are very selective in passage of materials and only allow entry to those who fit. This is Chirallity.
EGF-Epidermal Growth Factor Peels and exfoliation rapidly release skin cells causing the skin to defend itself by producing a protein called epidermal growth factor. Applying EGF after treatments will dramatically improve & extend your results, aiding the skin’s desire to improve itself, naturally.
Flowers, Plants & Trees From the brightening power of the Daisy Flower Extract to the anti-bacterial properties of the giant Totara Tree in New Zealand, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to researching old herbal archives from every culture, unearthing the most powerful ingredients that nature can provide. We even utilize plant derived hormones to assist in balancing out the body. You’ll find rose petals, licorice, mosses, leaves and barks. The Science of Skin Care … As Nature Intended!
Fruit Enzymes an AHA Alternative An exfoliation accelerator, a powerful anti-oxidant, and a mild retinolic acid substitute. As a natural repair therapy, beta carotene and ascorbic acid combat oxidative, free radical damage. Our fruit enzymes are derived from USDA Organic Certified products.
Glycolic Polymers Our skin is a polymer, a complex structure of molecules. It is important that products applied to the skin, speak the same language as the body. Ours are exclusively formulated the way they exist in nature as polymers, derived from rhubarb. By formulating molecules into strands that hold together like a string of pearls, they can better penetrate the skin’s natural polymer and interact more precisely with the skin’s support structures with less irritation.
Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in the dermis. Its water absorption abilities allow the epidermis to achieve greater suppleness and proper elasticity. When applied on the skin, it forms a viscoelastic film. This new technology and exceptional ingredient retains over 1000 times its weight in water and plumps the skin naturally to give the skin a dewy, youthful look.
Power of Peptides One of the most groundbreaking discoveries is the age-reversing power of peptides. Peptides are small fragments of proteins, the key building block of most living tissues. The proteins stimulate human skin, and retard the aging process. Studies have shown peptides will reduce deep surface wrinkles from up to 90% when used twice a day for six months. Within our Anti-Aging line you will find such peptides as Argireline, Oligopeptides, and Tri-Peptides that go to work with the neurotransmitters.
Spin-Traps rejuvenate the skin by altering its path of aging. Since most damage is caused by rampant unstable free radicals spinning out of control, it is more intelligent to stop the spin before damage can occur. Instead of destroying the rogue oxygen free-radicals, it traps them, transforms them into useful oxygen and then escorts them back into the cycle where it is utilized in tissue respiration.
Aldenine Free radical scavenger and helps boost collagen production.
Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) is a neurotransmitter that can decrease or inhibit nerve and muscle function, which play a major role in the formation of wrinkles.GABA is a peptide which is important for building up collagen formation to help keep skin firm, filling out lines and wrinkles for smoother skin.
Azelaic Acid is highly effective in the treatment of comedonal and inflammatory acne, where it has been shown to be as effective as topical tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide.
Belides™ Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract – Highly efficient natural skin lightener by influencing the reduction of melanin formation, inhibition of Tyrosinase activity, Radical Oxygen Species (ROS) scavenging and decreases Endothelin expression.
Buddleja Davidii Stems G Pure Plant Stem Cells that boosts skin defense to oxidative stress. Protects from UVA-photo damage, prevents photo aging effects and post-inflammatory spots.
Camu Camu This jungle berry produces Mega-C, the highest recorded source of vitamin C on the planet. It also contains powerful phytochemicals and amino acids, including serine, valine, and leucine.
Cococin™ is rich in proteins, amino acids, sugars, vitamins, minerals and growth factors with pivotal roles in supporting tissue growth; like the embryonic fluid of the coconut.
Cranberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon) has natural compounds called proanthocyanidins, a natural form of benzoyl peroxide and very important for oily and acne prone skin with proven bacterial inhibiting qualities.
Glycogen-A polysaccharide, a natural component of skin that is a good water-binding agent with antioxidant properties.
Glycolic Acid Polymer is a much more effective comedo-lytic than regular Glycolic Acid and is similar to Retionoic Acid in loosening comedones. It also offers much greater synergism with any antibiotics being used for more serious cases of acne vulgaris.
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) Biological polymers whose key role is to hold moisture in the skin. Hydrated GAGs and proteoglycans help the skin stay plump and fresh and provide mechanical support for skin cells. GAGs are composed of special units (mainly water-holding sugars) such as glucosamine hydrochloride, N-acetyl glucosamine, and glucosamine sulfate and are an important component of connective tissues..
Hemo Oil The name comes from the Kudzu root and Kudzu symbiosomes which are enriched in a globin protein called leghemoglobin which shares a similar chemical structure to the human protein cytoglobin.
Hyaluronic Acid HA- The key water maintaining substance in human skin, Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a kind of polysaccharides composed of repeat disaccharide units of N-acetyl glucosamine and glucuronic acid. The special structure characteristic of HA gives it high moisturizing and water content regulating function. It is a lubricant with high viscoelasticity. One molecule of hyaluronic acid holds 1000 times its weight in water. It helps pull moisture from the air to the skin. When HA solution is applied on the surface of skin, it can form an air permeable layer and keep the skin moist and smooth.
Jojoba Seed Oil Has exceptional skin softening properties while assisting with rejuvenation. It forms a non-greasy layer with exceptional trans-epidermal moisture control thereby preventing dehydration of the skin. It helps to balance the production of sebum and is well tolerated by people with skin problems.
L-Pipecolic Acid, Proline (L) L-Pipecolic Acid is an amino acid that helps the skin retain its moisture.Proline (L) is an amino acid that improves the strength of the cellular wall, it is a Protein-builder and is essential to collagen products. Proline improves skin texture and aids collagen formation and helps contain the loss of collagen during aging.
L+PCA (Sodium PCA) An important chiral component of human plasma and skin; it boosts moisture in the skin. This component of the skins natural moisturizing factor (NMF) has a very high hydrating power and is non-irritating and non-allergenic. It’s a humectant with moisture-binding ability.
Licorice Contains multiple components that play distinctly different roles. Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate is a natural anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. Provides antioxidant properties and UV absorbing action. Has a higher tyrosinase inhibitor action than either Kojic or Ascorbic Acid, yet is extremely safe.
Manitol -A phyto gel with a very high vitamin & mineral content. The gel substance is able to penetrate the extracellular matrix so it is an excellent carrier for key ingredients.
PBN Spin Traps – the intelligent antioxidant and the most powerful one anywhere. Instead of destroying the rogue oxygen free radicals, it traps them, transforms them into useful oxygen and then escorts them back into the respiratory cycle where it is utilized in tissue respiration.
Propolis is a powerful natural antibiotic made from bees and has been used in healing since ancient times.
Pumpkin Seed Oil Contains very high levels of natural antioxidants and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Pumpkin seed oil is especially high in the gamma-tocopherol form of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant.
Reservatrol Naturally created by certain vines, pine trees, peanuts, grapes, and other plants, Resveratrol is classified as a polyphenol because of its chemical structure. Polyphenols make up a huge group of plant compounds that are further broken down into other classifications such as flavonoids, and proanthocyanidins.
Salicylic Acid is a naturally occurring organic acid. It promotes exfoliation of the skin surface cells, particularly the cells lining the sebaceous ducts.
Sodium Hyaluronate Functions as a tissue lubricant and is thought to play an important role in modulating the interactions between adjacent tissues. Sodium Hyaluronate is a polysaccharide which is distributed widely in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue..
Squalene A major component of human skin surface lipids. Helps keep skin soft & healthy.Provides environmental protection with high anti-oxidant action.
Syn-Ake A tri-peptide derivative that mimics the activity of Waglerin I, a polypeptide found in the venom of the Temple Viper. In clinical trials this peptide reduced facial mimic wrinkles by inhibiting muscle contractions. Visably smooths and lifts the entire eye and lip area.
Teprenone has been tested to stabilize telomere shortening which in turn increased cell life by 1/3. In addition to the ability of slowing down the skins life cycle by providing telomere protection, Teprenone firms, hydrates, plumps and reduces wrinkles, sun spots, redness and pore size.
Totarol is a naturally occurring plant extract with potent anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties, extracted from the Giant Totara Tree. Studies have shown it to be most effective antimicrobial against Propionibacterium acnes.
Trehalose Dihydrate (D) is a kind of sugar that preserves life with high water retention capabilities, and keeps cells active.When dry & harsh conditions occur, Trehalose can effectively prevent cell membranes & protein molecules from damage. It forms a special protective barrier to keep intact their biological characteristics.
Whey Protein Has the highest protein quality rating among protein sources with a EAA score of 102. The protein in whey has been shown to dramatically raise glutathione levels, which is an essential water-soluble antioxidant that protects cells and serves to neutralize toxins.
Mineral oils, lanolin, artificial color, fillers, petroleum or synthetic fragrances are NEVER to be found in A Natural Difference products.
All ingredients are listed on the individual product’s packaging and are also available through your skin care professional’s handbook.