The Ultimate Skincare Glossary
From A to Z

Your guide to understanding the skincare ingredients in
dr. brandt skincare's cutting edge products

  • 3-D lift - tri-dimensional plant derived express lifting polymer
  • Abyssine® 657 - synthetic molecule derived from marine life found in the deepest abyss of the sea; protects skin from harsh environmental damage
  • Allantoin - skin protecting agent from a plant that calms and soothes irritation.
  • Aloe vera - healing emollient that soothes irritations and helps protect from the appearance of scarring.
  • Alpine Extract - helps minimize the size of pores and reduce excess oil
  • Aluminum oxide - pharmaceutical grade crystals that polish and remove dead skin cells.
  • Apple fruit extract - anti-oxidant rich in polyphenols that helps protect skin from free radical damage.  
  • Aquaxyl - increases water reserves, limits water loss and improves lipid barrier function.
  • Argireline - stimulates collagen production.
  • Astaxanthin - anti-oxidant derived from microalgae; protects against UV photo-oxidation & inflammation.
  • Bacocalmine - plant extract that helps calm skin and restores vitality to the skin.
  • Blend of Sunflower Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil & Candelilla Wax - reduces dryness and retains moisture
  • Caffeine - helps to smooth the appearance of dimpled skin.
  • Chamomile - calms, soothes skin.
  • Covabead Light Diffusing Technology - reflects light and adds luminosity for high definition to the skin. Provides an optical blurring of lines & wrinkles.
  • Covafresh IV - time released cooling agent that freshens the skin.
  • Customized Blend of Key Amino Acids + Hyaluronic Acid - proprietary blend of encapsulated key amino acids with a naturally occurring substance to help improve the hollow look around the eye area.
  • Detoxophane - swiss garden cress sprout that helps defend against pollution and other environmental hazards.
  • Dry Touch Technology - latest formulation in an oil-free technology with a soft touch powdery finish.
  • Dynalift - derived from sorghum juice, tightens & smoothes the skin.
  • Eijitsu rose - extract from the Japanese rose that helps tighten the look of pores.
  • Essenskin - blend of essential amino acid and calcium fortifies and helps protect the thin and fragile maturing skin.
  • Eucalyptus - essential oil with antiseptic properties and warming sensation.
  • Evermat™ - combination of oleanolic acid & an African tree extract that helps reduce excess oil, tightens the look of pores and provides a matte finish.
  • Flaxseed extract - powder extracted from the flaxseed plant that absorbs oil, reduces shine and helps remove excess oil.
  • Fullerenes - absorb and neutralize free radicals to protect healthy skin.
  • GABA complex - a blend of gamma amino acid, hyaluronic acid, sweet pea, green tea and grape seed extract that smoothes the appearance of expression lines and provides cumulative benefits.
  • Geranium - essential oil with soothing properties.
  • Glistin - dipeptide that helps protect skin from the visible signs of aging.
  • Glycerin - humectant that attracts water to hydrate the skin.
  • Glyceryl caprylate - helps cleans the skin of impurities.
  • Glycolic acid - alpha hydroxy acid derived from sugar cane that helps improve the skin's appearance of wrinkles, acne cars and discoloration.
  • Goji berry extract - contains powerful detoxifying agents.
  • Grape seed extract - anti-oxidant that helps protect the skin from free radicals and helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Green tea - anti-oxidant that protects the skin from free radicals.
  • Heliofeel - ™: natural emulsifier that helps reduce trans-epidermal water loss; softens the skin around the eyes.
  • Heliogel - blend of phospholipids and sunflower oil; good source of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids that help protect & hydrate the skin.
  • Helioguard 365 - natural UVA filter for daily protection that protects the skin from damaging UVA rays which cause photo aging.
  • Hyaluronic acid - attracts and retains moisture to build volume and add fullness to the skin.
  • Hydra APS - micro-encapsulated water spheres for improved hydration.
  • Hydraporine - hydrating agent.
  • Inflacin - helps reduce the look skin redness.
  • Isocell Life - phospholipid complex that provides long-term hydration and prevention of moisture loss.
  • Jojoba - easily absorbed vegetable oil that soothes and softens the skin.
  • Kola nut - extract from the kola tree that energizes the skin.
  • Lactic acid - alpha hydroxy acid derived from milk gently sweeps away dead skin and soften the appearance of skin's texture
  • Lentil seed extract - Multi-action oligosaccharide that strengthens the look of pores, tightens pores, and refines the look of skin's grain & texture.
  • Liftessence - improves firmness and decreases surface lines.
  • Lumiskin - lightening agent that brightens the skin.
  • Lumisphere™ & Cold Ball Applicator - microencapsulated skin brightener + Cold Ball Applicator provides instant brightening & concealing effects.
  • Mandarin orange peel - citrus extract that lightens the skin.
  • Matlake - concealing mineral powder that conceals blemishes and improves skin’s appearance.
  • Maxi-lip™ - moisturizing peptide.
  • Micronized Powder - provides a matte finish by absorbing surface oils.
  • Microspheres - white fine mineral powder that immediately minimizes the appearance of large pores by diffusing light.
  • Olive extract - protects the skin from free radicals.
  • Oxygen Spheres - maximizes oxygen transportation into skin cells & optimizes oxygen consumption restoring cell’s energy (ATP).
  • Palmitoyl hexapeptide-14 - provides long term reduction of lines & wrinkles. Improves skin brightness.
  • Palmitoyl hexapeptide-26 - group of amino acids linked together that speeds improvement of active acne blemishes.
  • Palmitoyl tripeptide - Provides long term age-defying benefits.
  • Perilla seed oil - moisturizing oil that works as an anti-irritant hydrator.
  • Phospholipids - natural component of cell membranes and an excellent carrier of active ingredients.
  • Polypeptides - group of amino acids linked together.
  • Pomegranate Enzyme - clears away dead skin cells to reveal clarity.
  • Prodew 400 - moisturizer that restores skin’s moisture balance without over drying.
  • Protective shield - purifies skin and protects against environmental pollution.
  • Pumpkin seed extract - anti-irritant that prevents skin irritation.
  • Retinol - increases cellular renewal rate, making skin appear softer and smoother. Improves appearance of lines and wrinkles.
  • Rice starch - powder from rice that absorbs oil, mattifies shine and calms the skin.
  • Salicylic acid - exfoliates and removes dead skin cells. Keeps pores clean, and prevents clogging.
  • Shea butter - derived from Shea nuts to help to retain moisture and to reduce the appearance of deep lines.
  • Silicone dioxide - mineral powder from sand that extracts dirt and excess oil and absorbs sebum.
  • Silpearls - helps keep the skin moisturized.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate & Panthenol - Naturally occurring substance found in skin with moisturizing benefits; Vitamin B5.
  • Songyi mushroom - asian mushroom extract that brightens the skin.
  • Soybean germ extract - skin protecting agent that restores smoothness, softness, calms and soothes the skin.
  • Squalane - moisturizing agent derived from the olive plant.
  • Sunflower seed - natural oil rich in Vitamin E that gently hydrates.
  • Sweet pea - vegetable extract that firms and tightens.
  • Tamanu Oil - tropical nut oil that soothes and nourishes.
  • Tangerine leaf oil - essential oil that energizes the skin.
  • Tea tree oil - essential clarifying oil.
  • Tocopherol - protects skin from free radical damage and helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Triple Berry Complex - anti-aging, protective blend of elderberry, raspberry and cranberry.
  • Vitamin C - anti-oxidant that helps sooth firm and clarify the skin.
  • Vitamin E - anti-oxidant that helps protect the skin from free radicals and helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Vitamins A and C - combined, helps to brighten the appearance of the skin.
  • Volulip™ - plant based peptide complex; promotes fuller more voluptuous lips.
  • White tea - anti-oxidant that protects skin against free radical damage.
  • Willow bark - calms the skin.
  • Witch hazel - extract from the leaves of the witch hazel shrub that acts as a mild astringent.