Definition: An alpha hydroxy acid derivative of milk and a natural component of the natural moisturizing factor of the skin (NMF). Exfoliant. Astringent.
Origin: Yogurt from fermented milk.
Function(s): Hydrates, exfoliates, brightens, tightens, cleanses and constricts pores.
LACTUCA SCARIOLA SATIVA (LETTUCE) LEAF EXTRACT
Definition: Annual wild lettuce from the Asteraceae family featuring prickly stems and leaves.
Origin: Leaves of lettuce from Europe.
LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT / & MICRONIZED POWDER (ALGAE)
Definition: A large conspicuous brown seaweed or kelp, a.k.a. oarweed. Humectant.
Origin: Micronized cellular contents from algae obtained from the coast of Britain.
Function(s): Preserves moisture, stimulates the metabolism and detoxifies.
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL & FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
Definition: A small, herbaceous, semi-woody, semi-evergreen perennial or perennial herb, with blue-purple, lavender, violet-blue, or white-pink flowers, depending upon cultivar, a.k.a. English lavender.
Origin: Native to the western Mediterranean region.
Function(s): Calms, soothes, heals, decongests and imparts a natural relaxing scent.
LAVENDER (SEE LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA)
Definition: Hydrophilic ingredient composed by a mixture of glycolipids, triglycerides and phospholipids that attracts water and acts a moisturizer. Emollient.
Function(s): Increases and restores the moisture content of the skin, prevents dryness, hydrates, softens and smoothes.
LEMON VERBENA (SEE LIPPIA CITRIODORA FLOWER EXTRACT)
LENS ESCULENTA (LENTIL) FRUIT EXTRACT
Definition: Leguminous plant that has been grown in Asia and the Mediterranean region since ancient times. Possesses high protein content and catalytic enzymes. Antioxidant. Astringent. Skin conditioning agent.
Origin: Seedlings from the pods of lentils.
Function(s): Neutralizes free radicals, tightens, cleanses, constricts the pores, nourishes, acts as a lubricant on the skin surface, softens and smoothes.
LICORICE (SEE GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA)
LINDEN (SEE TILIA CORDATA FLOWER EXTRACT)
Definition: An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis (breakdown) of triglycerides, i.e. sebum. Lipolytic.
Function(s): Deeply cleanses and breaks down hardened, fatty substances.
LIPPIA CITRIODORA FLOWER EXTRACT (LEMON VERBENA)
Definition: Aromatic deciduous perennial shrub. Emollient.
Origin: Europe and South America where it is native.
Function(s): Increases the moisture content of the skin, softens and smoothes.
LITHOTHAMNIUM CALCAREUM (ALGAE) EXTRACT
Definition: Fragile, reddish-violet branched algae rich in calcium and magnesium, but also contains significant levels of other minerals and trace elements like phosphorous, potassium, manganese, boron, iodine, zinc, copper, selenium and cobalt.
Origin: Northern European Seas
Function(s): Humectant. Remineralizes.