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A-Z DAVID DEANS INGREDIENTS LIST

Read about the nature and effect of each ingredient: what it is, what it does and where it comes from.

Our guarantee: safe, natural ingredients, scientifically formulated.

Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 (Argireline)

The first hexapeptide that is a mimic of SNAP-25 Complex, competing with the neurotransmitter that permits muscle contraction, therefore allowing the muscle to relax. It reduces the depth and future occurrence of wrinkles as a muscle relaxant in localised areas. i.e. around the eyes. It does not involve injecting toxins.

Enhance Eye Repair, Skin Firming Moisturiser

 

Algae Extract and Pullan

Great for skin tightening, maintaining and strengthening connective tissue over time. Helps increase collagen production and protect against free radicals.

Skin Firming Moisturiser

 

Aloe Vera Extract

Natural producer of Vitamin B12, A, E, C. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory. Creates skin suppleness for dry, dehydrated and mature skin but is beneficial for all skin types. It relieves itching, swelling and pain by increasing circulation and blood flow.

Refreshing Cleanser, Moisturising Cleanser, Bamboo Pearl Exfoliant, Bright Eyes, Daily Essence Moisturiser, Anti-Oxidant Oatmeal Mask, Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser,

 

Almond Sweet Oil

As a light carrier oil, Almond Sweet Oil promotes a natural glow being rich vitamins and essential fatty acids (including, oleic acid). It is a good moisturiser known for easing skin irritation, rashes and inflammation.

Body Butter, Clear & Brightening Moisturiser, Daily Essence Moisturiser, Silk & Velvet Night Cream, Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser, Mystique Serum

 

Alpha–Hydroxy-Acids

AHA or fruit acids are a natural acidic blend that not only exfoliate by encouraging renewed keratinisation in the epidermis but treat your dry, scaly and sun damaged skin. AHA is also a source of anti-oxidants.

Brightening Mask

 

Apricot Kernel Oil

Good for dry, sensitive and inflamed skin. High concentrations of pro-vitamin A. No greasy residue.

Refreshing Cleanser, Skin Firming Moisturiser

 

Bamboo Extract Bamboo

Extract is a superior exfoliator as a result of its uniform structure. This structure allows higher efficiency and less irritating product promoting greater cell renewal. Also it has anti-toxic properties.

Bamboo Pearl Exfoliant

 

Beta Glucan

Evidence shows that Beta Glucan stimulates Langerhans cells thus increasing the immune response to combat chemicals, UV radiation and daily stress. Hence it is an effective treatment for irritation of skin disorders and reduction of scarring. It is found aid in the removal of fine lines and wrinkles; plus facilitate in wound healing, elasticity and firmness of skin.

Clear & Brightening Moisturiser, Daily Essence Moisturiser, Silk & Velvet Night Cream, Anti-Oxidant Oatmeal Mask, The Soul Vitamin C Serum, Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser

Skin Firming Moisturiser

 

Bilberry Extract Bilberry

Extract contains high concentrations of an anti-oxidants called tannins, through tannins Bilberry is found to help treat hyper-pigmentation, clear sun damage and inhibit melanin production. Bilberry also strengthens blood vessels and capillary walls, in turn showing to be useful with relieving bruising and varicose veins. Anti-inflammatory and astringent properties have also been found in Bilberry.

Brightening Mask

 

Chamomile Extract

With anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties it helps to reduce redness and sensitivity. It also works really well for dry skin.

Refreshing Toner, Anti-Oxidant Oatmeal Mask

 

Clay

Gently removes and absorbs impurities as it dries, contains beneficial trace minerals to be absorbed into the blood stream. With a mask, the physical barrier also creates an environment for the rest of the products to work its magic.

Brightening Mask

 

Co-enzyme Q10 (ubiquinone)

Addition of CoQ10 to your skin energizes it, stimulates collagen growth and rejuvenates the cell so it can repair damage and work more efficiently. This is because CoQ10 is crucial for energy production in the mitochondria of every cell and as we age our body produces less and less of this vital ingredient.CoQ10 also protects your skin against photo-aging and is a potent hydrophobic anti-oxidant. It has strong cell membrane stabilising properties that further protect and support your skin cells.

Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser, Mystique Serum

 

Cocoamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB)

Thickening, Foaming and soothing agent. It has small anti-bacterial properties plus its structure is non-toxic with low irritancy features.

Moisturising Cleanser, Bamboo Pearl Exfoliant

 

Cocoa Butter

Maintains a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment. It is known to prevent water loss and help with skin conditions like dermatitis.

Walnut Pearl Exfoliant

 

Coco-Glucoside

Coconut based cleansing and emulsifying agent. Compatible with all skin types because of its non-toxic, low irritancy features. It is also sensitive enough as the tearless agent in baby shampoo.

Refreshing Cleanser, Moisturising Cleanser, Walnut Pearl Exfoliant

 

Coffee Fruit Extract

The extract is a strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory agent helping reduce skin pigmentation and conditions (dermatitis and eczema). It also acts to brighten and tighten your skin. Very effective on oily skin.

Bright Eyes, Clear & Brightening Moisturiser

Colloidal Oatmeal

Contains anitpruitic (anti-itching) properties thus beneficial for dry, skin patches (Eczema), psoriasis, acne, bug bites, sunburns and other irritations. It also softens, moisturises and gently cleanses making it perfect for sensitive skin.

Anti-Oxidant Oatmeal Mask

 

Cucumber Oil

A Strong known remedy of dehydrated and dull skin. It also contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin C and enzymes that promote healing, reduce inflammation, slow down aging and have a soothing effect.

Bright Eyes

 

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose oil is highly supported for its ability to reduce eczema and dermatitis symptoms of redness, scaling, oedema and itching (and overall inflammation). However this botanical by-product is also full of essential fatty acids that contribute to healthy skin development and its renewal.

Deep Moisturising Mask

 

Grape Seed Oil

Light, slightly astringent and powerful anti-oxidant. Helps relieve acne prone skin and protects it from the sun damage.

Body Butter, Walnut Pearl Exfoliant

 

Green Tea Extract

Contains extremely strong anti-oxidant called EGCG plus has high concentration in Vitamin E. It also inhibits collagenase (collagen-reducing enzyme) therefore indirectly it is a collagen stimulator. Green Tea Leaf Extract has shown to have anti-inflammation, anti-aging and astringent properties through improvement to the elastic tissue.

Brightening Mask, Refreshing Toner, Bright Eyes, Clear & Brightening Moisturiser, Daily Essence Moisturiser, Silk & Velvet Night Cream, Anti-Oxidant Oatmeal Mask, The Soul Vitamin C Serum,

 

Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluornate)

Hyaluronic Acid has a massive water binding capacity which hydrates the skin and prevents water loss by a breathable surface film thus acts as a wonderful humectant. Its small molecular weight allows maximum penetration to drive collagen synthesis and promote blood circulation. It is known to help restore dry, red and flaking skin and help reduce the effects of aging. It is naturally found in the body.

Refreshing Toner, Bright Eyes, Daily Essence Moisturiser, Silk & Velvet Night Cream, The Soul Vitamin C Serum, Skin Firming MoisturiserClear & Brightening Moisturiser, Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser, Enhance Eye Repair   

 

Jojoba Oil

Its composition is very similar to sebum, it’s partially porous layer allows skin (trans-epidermal) respiration and moisture control (a good moisturiser). If applied to the skin it is thought to prevent the over production of sebum (acne) leaving a velvety soft skin. Jojoba Oil also have powerful anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties to further protect skin and heal problematic skin conditions. It has also been successful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Refreshing Cleanser, Refreshing Toner, Walnut Pearl Exfoliant, Anti-Oxidant Oatmeal Mask, Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser, Mystique SerumBamboo Pearl Exfoliant, Clear & Brightening Moisturiser 

 

Kakadu Plum Extract

One of the highest natural sources of Vitamin C (50 times more than citrus fruit). This powerful anti-oxidant promotes blood circulation, maintains the blood vessel tone and encourages healthy skin renewal by travelling down to the lower epidermis. Some medicinal properties include antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic activities. It also reduces the irritation and appearance of dry skin.

Refreshing Cleanser, Moisturising Cleanser, Walnut Pearl Exfoliant, Enhance Eye Repair, Clear & Brightening Moisturiser, Daily Essence Moisturiser, Silk and Velvet Night Cream, The Soul Vitamin C Serum, Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser

 

Macadamia Oil

Easily absorbed non-toxic and protects from damage, wrinkles and dryness. It is light and non-greasy, ideal use for normal, mature, dry and irritated skin types.

Silk & Velvet Night Cream, Mystique SerumVitamin Rich Repair MoisturiserSkin Firming MoisturiserDeep Moisturising MaskAnti-Oxidant Oatmeal Mask, Brightening Mask,

 

Mango Butter

With natural emollient properties it used for softening, moisturising and protecting the skin. It is able to facilitate minor wound healing e.g. sunburn.

Body Butter, Enhance Eye RepairWalnut Pearl ExfoliantSkin Firming Moisturiser 

 

Hydrolysed Marine Collagen

These peptides are thought stimulate collagen production b increasing the density of fibroblasts (cell synthesisers) and reinforcement of the collagen fibrils. Thus more collagen and Elastin reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, restoring with a youthful suppleness.

Bright Eyes, Enhance Eye Repair, Silk and Velvet Night Cream, Skin Firming Moisturiser

 

Mother of Pearl (Pearl Exfoliant Superfine)

A high-quality exfoliator, which can polish away cell debris on the most sensitive of skin thus fosters cell renewal. It can reduce fine lines and wrinkles leaving the skin firmer and smoother.

Bamboo Pearl Exfoliant, Walnut Pearl Exfoliant

 

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5

A deep penetrating peptide which actively boosts collagen protein by mimicking the body’s own natural synthesis. Studies show great promise through overriding ageing enzymes and increasing levels of collagen fibroblasts. Overall it is able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles over time.

Enhance Eye Repair, Daily Essence Moisturiser, Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser, Skin Firming Moisturiser 

 

Pomegranate Extract

An ancient fruit that dates its uses back to the Bible and Egyptian times. It is known to facilitate wound healing and anti-aging. This is through extending the life of fibroblasts (cells responsible for production of collagen and Elastin) by inhibiting the effect of the collagen-depleting enzymes.

Clear & Brightening Moisturiser, Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser 

Rose Hip Oil

Contains high concentration of Vitamin C and A. It is used to reduce signs of premature aging, moisturise, diminish scars and help/heal skin conditions (burns, dermatitis, eczema etc). It also a carrier oil rich in fatty acids to help strengthen capillaries and connective tissue.

Enhance Eye Repair, Silk and Velvet Night Cream, Deep Moisturising Mask, Skin Firming Moisturiser, Mystique Serum

 

Rice Bran Peptides/ Soya

The blood flow in the fine capillaries around the eye can become quite stagnant causing dark circles. Hydrolysed Rice Bran Proteins have shown promising improvements in micro-circulation as well as strengthening collagen integrity. It is hypoallergenic and also minimizes inflammation and puffiness.

Bright Eyes, Mystique Serum

 

Sea Buckthorn Oil

Traditionally used in Eastern Medicine for skin revitalising and restorative properties. Today these properties are attributed to high concentration of Vitamin A, C, E and essential fatty acids which provide a potent antioxidant mix to fight against aging, dry, inflamed and sun damage skin. It has also shown promise in wound healing and excess skin pigmentation by radiation burns.

Bright Eyes, Clear & Brightening Moisturiser, Deep Moisturising Mask,

 

Shea Butter

“Woman’s Gold” as known in Africa, its’ an effective moisturiser whilst also making the skin more flexible and elastic. It is known to help heal burns, scars, dermatitis and other skin conditions. It has a high concentration of Vitamin E and helps skin be protected by harmful UV rays.

Body Butter, Moisturising Cleanser, Walnut Pearl Exfoliant, Enhance Eye Repair, Clear & Brightening Moisturiser, Daily Essence Moisturiser, Silk & Velvet Night Cream, Deep Moisturising Mask

 

Silk Powder

Mostly used for its silky texture as it is soft, air permeable and can balance out both moisture and oil.

Enhance Eye Repair, Silk & Velvet Night Cream

 

Soapwort Extract

The Romans called it “water softener”. It has detergent and cleansing properties. Also some research suggest it has anti-bacterial properties.

Moisturising Cleanser

 

Sunflower Oil

Excellent in retaining and controlling moisture, it is very light and non-greasy. It is rich in vitamins (Vitamin A, C, E and D) and many essential fatty acids.

Body Butter, Clear & Brightening Moisturiser, Daily Essence Moisturiser, Silk & Velvet Night Cream

 

Vegetable Glycerine

As a moisturiser works best to relieve skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis and acne) through hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, non-irritating properties. It also possesses factors to reduce aging elements as a humectant.

Body Butter, Refreshing Toner, Bamboo Pearl Exfoliant, Walnut Pearl Exfoliant, Enhance Eye Repair, Clear & Brightening Moisturiser, Daily Essence Moisturiser, Silk & Velvet Night Cream, The Soul Vitamin C Serum, Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser

 

Vitamin A

Palmitate It readily penetrates and initiates a chain of reactions to decrease the formation of wrinkles. It has properties to block UVA and UVB rays and to stimulate cell rejuvenation, and reduce photo-damage.

Silk & Velvet Night Cream, Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser

 

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) both shields and helps heal the skin from irritants and allergens. As a strong anti-inflammatory it is known to aid in sunburn, contact dermatitis and other skin conditions. In combating acne, it aids Co-enzyme A in metabolising of oil and fatty acids, less oil equates to less acne. It also has the potential to increase elasticity.

Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser, Enhance Eye Repair, Skin Firming Moisturiser

 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is essential for the formation of proline, an amino acid that is required to make collagen. It is a highly potent antioxidant for scavenging free radicals that cause ageing. It increases blood circulation and blood vessel tone.

The Soul Vitamin C Serum, Body Butter, Bright Eyes, Enhance Eye Repair, Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser, Daily Essence Moisturiser, Refreshing Cleaner

 

Vitamin E/ Acetate

Strong anti-oxidant that can reduce/protect cellular aging. Known for healing properties in both acne and wound scars. It is Anti-carcinogenic, photo-protective and has skin barrier stabilisation properties. It is botanically abundant. e.g. Green Tea Extract.

Body Butter, Brightening Mask, Moisturising Cleanser, Bright Eyes, Enhance Eye Repair, Clear & Brightening Moisturiser, Daily Essence Moisturiser, Silk and Velvet Night Cream, Vitamin Rich Repair Moisturiser, Skin Firming Moisturiser, Mystique Serum

 

Walnut Husks

A multi-dimensional nut exfoliant to remove dead skin cells, it helps prevent blackheads and white heads.

Walnut Pearl Exfoliant

 

Watermelon Oil

Highly nutritious light neutral oil that does not block pores and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is beneficial with all skin types.

Skin Firming Moisturiser

 

White Willow Bark Extract

It is a natural chemical exfoliant as the natural pre-curser to salicylic acid, which readily allows cells to sloth off and protects pores from clogging up. White Willow Bark has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and has sebum modulating properties; making it perfect for treating blemishes and redness.

Bamboo Pearl Exfoliant, Walnut Pearl Exfoliant

 

Witch Hazel Extract

As a natural astringent it tightens and firms skin reducing acne, blisters, bruisers and even varicose veins. It is known as also an anti-septic, traditionally being used for inflammation, skin irritations and conditions.

Refreshing Toner, Bright Eyes