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The 31 Goodies in our Skincare Products

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Here at Forbidden Beauty, our product range has nothing to hide.

No ‘B.A.D’ ingredients :

B : Bad
A : Ambiguous
D : Debatable

We appreciate the modern-day needs of the discerning buyer wanting to know a product’s ingredients.
Listed below are the 31 the ingredients in our ‘Forbidden Beauty’ products, why we include them, what benefits they can give you, and which of our products they are in.

Actigum VSX20
A very versatile rheology modifier is a synergistic combination of Sclerotium and Xanthan gums, which are naturally-derived polysaccharides. Actigum provides a triple function of thickening, stabilising and suspending solutions.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Almond Oil
Relieves Psoriasis and Eczema. If you suffer from any of these skin conditions it is essential to keep your skin hydrated and moisturised. Almond oil, which is hypoallergenic, does exactly this.
Included in :
Hand and Body Moisturiser

Aloe Vera Juice
Containing more than 75 active ingredients including amino acids, enzymes, hormones, minerals, saponins, sterols, sugar (starch), lectins and vitamins, aloe vera is a potent, invigorating and soothing agent. it has been shown to improve the appearance of ageing and dry skin and making it feel more resilient and supple.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Argan Oil
A valuable natural emollient with excellent nutritional benefits for skin and hair. Our organic argan oil contains a high content of unsaturated fatty acids, phenols and carotenes. and is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins E and C, carotene’s, & squalene. All shown to have huge health benefits for the hair and skin, helping to reduce the signs of skin ageing by reducing fine lines and slowing the formation of wrinkles, healing for eczema, psoriasis and all other skin conditions.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Cetyl Alcohol
A naturally occurring fatty alcohol used in a broad variety of cosmetics as an emulsion stabiliser and opacifier. Whilst it is a common belief that you should avoid cosmetic products containing alcohol, due to the drying out effects they can cause, fatty alcohols don’t have the same effect due to their chemical structure. This chemical makeup allows fatty alcohols, such as Cetyl Alcohol, to trap water and provide a soothing feel to the skin.
According to the FDA, even cosmetic products labelled ‘alcohol free’ are allowed to contain Cetyl Alcohol and other fatty alcohols.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Cocoa Butter
Great for treating dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin. Being a concentrated product it has great powers of regeneration, making it perfect for the body, face or lips, which lack their own protective barrier.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser

Collagen :  L-Arginine
An amino-acid forming part of the skins own natural moisturising defences. Helps regenerate skin cells making the skin more healthy and glowing.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream

Collagen :  L-Glycine
Forming part of the skin’s own natural moisturising defences, this amino acid is perfect for anti-ageing formulations due to its ability to increase collagen synthesis in the skin.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream

Elderflower Extract
An anti-inflammatory, that is also rich in antioxidants thus protecting against free-radical damage. Elderflower promotes blood circulation and is packed with Vitamins A, B, C and E, which are excellent for making the skin firmer, improving complexion and balancing skin tone. Elderflowers also contain bioflavanoids which help prevent wrinkles from developing. They also have astringent properties helping skin tightening, plus anti-microbial and anti-fungal compounds that help keep the skin healthy and clear.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream

Fractionated Coconut Oil
A palm-free triglyceride widely used in cosmetics as a dispersing agent providing a silky and even application. An excellent emollient , it also helps essential oils to penetrate the skin.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Geogard 221(Benzylalcohol-DHA)
A global, and EcoCert, approved synthetic preservative for wide cosmetic application. Tests show Geogard 221 has a much higher efficacy and performs substantially better in formulations with a lower pH, when compared to parabens or paraben-blends.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Ginkgo Biloba Extract
Contain flavonoids and ginkgolides (ginkgolides A, B, C, and J) which are for their antioxidant, regenerating, lipolytic and re-epithelizing benefits. Very useful in anti-irritant and skin regenerating products.
Included in :
Mens All-Over Moisturiser

Glycerin (vegetable)
Derived from the oil of plants, such as coconut, soy or palm, glycerin is a clear, colourless and odorless liquid used in many cosmetics to assist in retaining moisture and pulling oxygen into the skin. Helps cleanse without clogging pores, whilst facilitating the absorption of other beneficial active ingredients in natural products. It also smoothes the look of fine lines and minuscule cracks on the skin and evens out the skin tone to lighten dark areas, and diminishes the appearance of unwanted spots and marks.
It’s pH closely matches that of the skin, which makes it gentle enough for even sensitive skin types.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Liquid Herbal Extract is known for its antioxidant, tonifying and protective properties and thus a popular ingredient in many contemporary cosmetic products.
Popular in many anti-ageing products it is known to assist the skin during the natural ageing process.
Included in :
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Hempseed Oil
An excellent and effective emollient and nourishing ingredient, having the quality of softening and soothing the skin, giving a rich skin feel.
Suitable for all skin types, and especially beneficial for irritated and dry skin.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Hyaluronic Acid Powder 98% (HA)
Naturally occurring, HA acts as a tissue ‘organiser’ and helps to hold water. About 1/3rd of the HA in the human body is found in the skin, but this significantly decreases with age. This may therefore contribute to loss of freshness, hydration, moisture and elasticity in the skin, leading to the development of wrinkles. By adding commercial produced HA as an ingredient in quality moisturisers, the skin can be softened and elasticity restored, contributing to a significant anti-wrinkle effect.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Liquorice Root Extract
Helping regenerate elastin and collagen for the skin, it also lightens discolouration or pigmentation. Contains glabridin, a potent anti-oxidant and skin-soothing ingredient.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream

Manuka Oil Extract
Manuka Extract has phenomenal healing powers that were well known by the native New Zealand Maori. In addition to helping with a variety of inflammatory skin conditions, it has astringent properties, meaning it assists in drawing tissues together to aid in the healing process.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Moringa Oil
Known as the ‘Miracle Tree’ all parts of this ancient tree are used for their nutritive and medicinal properties. Moringa Oil contains 72% oleic acid. It penetrates very deep into the skin helping retain moisture and fighting signs of ageing as well as dull, dry skin.
Included in :
Hydrating Face Cream

Mulberry Extract
Repairs damaged skin tissue and speeds up wound healing. Fades spots, pigments and scars, such as wound and acne scars, stretch marks.
Eliminates free radicals damage in the skin and slows down skin ageing whilst nourishing and promoting the synthesis of collagen.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream

OliveM 1000
This is a non-ionic oil-in-water emulsifier developed from natural olive derivatives. It provides creams with an excellent spreadability with no soapy effect.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Propanediol
An excellent humectant, which improves the moisturising properties of skincare creams. Derived from a sustainable corn sugar fermentation process and thus a perfect substitute for the petroleum-based ingredients found in other skincare products. Also acts as a solubilizer with preservative properties.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Enriching Face Cream
Revitalizing Body Cream
Rejuvenating Moisturiser for Men

Retinol
The

Shea Butter
This emollient moisturiser corrects dehydration and dryness whilst protecting the skin’s natural moisture balance abilities.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Sodium Lactate
A liquid salt naturally derived from the fermentation of natural sugars, that improves the skins moisture-absorbing properties thus boosting regeneration.
Included in :
Hand and Body Moisturiser

Sodium PCA
A very effective humectant occurring naturally in the skin that acts to bind water to the cells. Will also enhance the penetration ability of a moisturiser’s ingredients.
Included in :
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Vitamin A :  (Retinyl Palmitate)
Has potent rejuvenating properties that promote enzyme activity in the skin thus improving the appearance of aged and blemished skin. Also ideal for the regeneration of skin prematurely aged by UV-radiation by thickening the epidermis. Can also assist in increasing the skin’s elasticity and reverse the effects of photodamage.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream

Vitamin B3 :  (Niacinamide)
Working with the natural substances in your skin, Vitamin B3 is said to help regulate sebum production, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, fading age spots and hyperpigmentation, improving the appearance of enlarged pores, and generally brightening the complexion.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream

Vitamin B5 :  (D-Pathenol)
Provitamin B5 (A provitamin is a substance that must be converted within the body into a vitamin) is a member of the powerful B-complex vitamin family. It acts as a humectant, delivering moisture and nutrients deep within the skin, whilst stabilizing the skins natural barrier function thus increasing the skins hydration.
Additionally, it acts as a skin healer and protectant, offering relief from itchiness, redness and pain.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Vitamin C :   Superox-C
A visible wrinkle reduction and skin luminosity booster which energises dull-looking skin to brighten and restore radiance.  It is derived from the Australian Kakadu plum, which has the world’s highest source of Vitamin-C.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Vitamin E
The action of vitamin E is as an antioxidant – rejuvenating and protective against external aggressions and free radicals that can cause premature ageing of the skin.
Vitamin E acts against wrinkles and toxins. caused as a result of our potentially toxic environment. It is also beneficial in the regeneration of tissue.
Included in :
Age Perfection Cream
Hydrating Face Cream
Hand and Body Moisturiser
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

Witch Hazel Extract
This tree has a long history of use by Native Americans. The twigs and bark are distilled to produce an astringent liquid that is soothing and has a very soft herbaceous fragrance. Witch Hazel is the most astringent of all hydrosols, making it the best choice for acne treatments as well as mature skin, because it has the unique ability to clean skin pores without leaving the skin dry. Both oily and mature skin benefit from these tightening and balancing properties, making it one of the best choices for toning the skin.
Included in :
Men’s All-Over Moisturiser

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