Ingredient Glossary

Ingredient Glossary

Learn more about Dr. Rossi’s carefully curated selection of powerhouse ingredients.

Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5
A multi-functional peptide that targets problems specific to the eye area, helping improve the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and crow’s feet.

Amino Acids (Serine, Glycine, Arginine, Alanine, Lysine, Threonine, and Proline)
As the building block of proteins such as collagen and elastin, amino acids are essential to help maintain skin’s hydration and elasticity.

Biomimetic Sea Anemone Venom Peptide
This first-of-its-kind, biomimetic peptide helps calm hyper-reactivity and signs of irritation, which can be caused by external environmental factors as well as imbalances in the TRPV1 receptor.

Bio-Theriac ComplexTM
Dr. Rossi’s proprietary ingredient composite harnesses the power of biomimetic sea anemone peptides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid to help fight the visible signs of premature aging and sensitization in skin. By working to balance the TRPV1 receptor, this peptide helps prevent premature breakdown of collagen. 

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Made from nuts of the West African Karite tree, shea butter’s potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties come from its abundance of fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.

Centella Asiatica Extract
Also known as Gotu Kola, studies have shown its efficacy to help rejuvenate skin by promoting growth of healthy, more resilient skin cells.

Copper Tripeptide-1
This essential peptide has been studied for its extensive wound healing properties. It has also been shown to promote skin function while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate
Made from plant-based fatty acids, this extremely gentle cleansing agent helps effectively cleanse skin without stripping it of necessary lipids.

Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract
Also known as false daisy, studies have shown that its antioxidant activity can help inhibit free radical damage.

Ethylhexyl Olivate
An olive oil-derived emollient that helps instantly moisturize skin.

Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate)
This naturally occurring sugar compound found abundantly in skin can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water.

Lactic Acid
This alpha-hydroxy acid gently exfoliates to help reveal smoother, more even, and brighter-looking skin.     

Laminaria Japonica Extract
Derived from Japanese kelp, this extract has been shown to improve skin hydration and transepidermal water loss, while its antioxidant activity has been studied for its ability to inhibit collagen breakdown.

A humectant that attracts moisture to help effectively hydrate the skin. 

Nasturtium Officinale and Urtica Dioica Extracts
Studies show that these watercress and nettle leaf extracts have high antioxidant activity, helping shield skin against environmental stressors which can lead to premature aging. 

Also known as vitamin B3, this multi-functional active is brimming with skin benefits that help minimize the visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, loss of elasticity, and redness.

Saccharides, or sugars, help lock moisture into the skin, boosting and maintaining hydration. 

One of nature’s greatest emollients, squalane helps prevent moisture loss while helping smooth skin and restore elasticity.

Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum
Extracted from tamarind seeds, this potent plant derivative has been shown to help promote smoother skin and, with its well documented antioxidant properties, help prevent visible signs of premature aging.
Titanium Dioxide
This non-whitening mineral sunscreen protects skin from both UVB and UVA rays, effectively combatting future sun damage, including the risk of skin cancer and premature aging.

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