Key Ingredient Glossary

THE HEROS

MDRejuvena’s signature ingredient, featured in the Rejuvaphyl™ product collection

 

Phytochromatic MD™ Complex

MDRejuvena’s proprietary and patented liposomal complex of sodium copper chlorophyllin. Supports copper- dependent enzymes in the skin. Clinically proven to affect a wide range of undesirable skin conditions.

THE ANTIOXIDANTS

Combat the free radical damage that is responsible for signs of aging, and enhance the effectiveness of sun protection

 

Camilla Sinensis Extract (Green Tea Extract)

Extract containing (EGCG) epigallocatechin, widely known for antioxidant properties.

 

Ergothioneine

Natural amino acid and antioxidant with free radical scavenging properties.

 

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C)

Stable, bioavailable, oil-soluble Vitamin C ester that provides antioxidant activity, mitigates UV damage and clarifies and brightens to create a more even skin tone.

 

Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

Skin conditioner, antioxidant and free radical scavenging. More stable form of Vitamin E.

THE BOTANICALS

Potent botanical blends add unique properties to enhance formulations

 

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera)

Soothing, moisturizing extract containing minerals, vitamins, amino acids and various glycoside phytochemicals.

 

Bromelain

Enzymes from pineapple juice that have exfoliating properties.

 

Chamomile Extract

Natural antiseptic that calms and soothes skin.

 

Cucumber Fruit Extract

Skin conditioner and emollient that hydrates, cools skin and provides astringent properties.

 

Licorice Root Extract

Extract with skin hydrating properties that helps restore skin suppleness.

 

Mint Leaf Oil

Natural oil adds flavor and breath-freshening properties.

 

Spearmint Leaf Oil

Natural oil adds flavor and breath freshening properties.

 

Papain Enzyme

Papaya extract protease enzyme that has exfoliating properties.

 

Rooibos Extract

Contains two potent flavonoids, quercetin and luteolin, and polyphenol for antioxidant activity.

 

Soybean (Glycine Soya) Germ Extract

Extract blend containing isoflavone compounds, daidzein, daidzin, genistein and genistin shown to stimulate increased collagen production and have skin lightening, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

 

Witch Hazel

Astringent with antioxidant properties.

 

THE CONDITIONERS

Hydrate, sooth, soften and protect skin for a healthy, plump appearance

 

Allantoin

Soothing, moisturizing compound with keratolytic affect. Increases water content of the extracellular matrix and enhances smoothness and healing.

 

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Emollient derived from coconut oil and glycerin. Aids spreading and penetration of actives and vitamins and helps to maintain skin’s barrier function.

 

Jojoba Esters

100% jojoba-derived, oil-free emollients similar to oils in human skin. Reduce dryness, roughness, flakiness and increase skin firmness. Reduce appearance of fine lines and give skin a luxurious feel.

 

Lecithin

Emollient with the ability to penetrate skin and carry other actives to skin cells. Plays an important role in membrane penetration and contributes to reduction in size and number of visible pores.

 

Lysophosphatidic Acid

Proprietary molecule that reduces size and number of visible pores by completing keratinization via an influx of calcium to the skin. Increases key proteins necessary for tight junction and stratum corneum strengthening.

 

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Vitamin B3 with potent antioxidant properties, improves epidermal barrier function, decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps improves skin tone.

 

Squalane

Emollient that enhances penetration of other actives and is known to penetrate skin quickly.

 

THE DELIVERY SYSTEMS

Advanced systems of carrying actives into skin for increased stability, activity and tolerability

 

Poly-Pore®

Advanced microparticle delivery system that allows for sustained release of Retinol, increased stability and lessening of irritation.

 

Polyolprepolymer-2™

Copolymer material that helps achieve secondary sustained delivery of Retinol and primary sustained delivery of Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate by creating a reservoir in the top layers of skin. Also helps decrease potential Retinol sensitivity.

 

THE EXFOLIATORS

Loosen and lift dull skin cells to brighten and refresh skin’s appearance.

 

Lactic Acid

Alpha hydroxy acid with keratolytic activity. Exfoliates skin for smoothing and brightening benefits.

 

Lactobionic Acid

Gentle, film-forming polyhydroxy acid with textural and smoothing benefits. Shown to be non-irritating with strong moisturization and water binding properties.

 

Pumice

White volcanic pumice powdered to a fine, uniform particle size for gentle exfoliation.

 

Retinol

Vitamin A molecule that converts to retinoic acid, essential in skin health. Provides antioxidant properties and is effective at managing a range of clinical manifestations associated with photo aging and photodamage.

 

THE HUMECTANTS

Draw and retain moisture to skin’s surface for increased softness and protection.

 

Glycerin

Protects and leaves skin feeling softer. Balances water levels in skin to maintain moisture.

 

Sodium Hyaluronate

Salt of hyaluronic acid. Moisturizing humectant thought to modulate interaction between adjacent tissues and able to hold more water than any other natural or synthetic polymer, several thousand times its own weight. Creates a smoother, more full skin appearance.

 

Sodium Lactate

One of the most powerful humectants on the market. Moisturizes and increases skin’s water content by up to 90%, creating a smoother, more full skin appearance.

 

THE PEPTIDES

Proteins composed of amino acid chains- the building blocks of protein- that provide a variety of benefits to enhance the appearance of skin.

 

Acetyl Dipeptide-1

Lipopeptide- a peptide connected to a lipid- that functions as a skin soothing and calming agent.

 

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5

Synthetic peptide that helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38

Peptide that regulates cell activity, wound repair and collagen remodeling. Stimulates 6 major constituents of the skin matrix and the dermal-epidermal junction- collagen 1, collagen 3, collagen 4, fibronectin, hyaluronic acid and laminin-5.