What are the Simple Skincare Ingredients

Rose Gold Sheet Mask Ingredients Break Down: 

Ingredients About Functions
Water
Ingredients used in skincare are hydrophilic, meaning that the ingredients need water in order to be dissolved and be mixed. This makes water one of the most crucial ingredient. Water is necessary in the formula to help deliver all the ingredients into your skin while also making stronger ingredients more palatable for your skin. 
  • Carrier
  • Complementary Ingredient
  • Solvent
Glycerin
Glycerin hydrates the skin and helps the skin hold on to moisture. It is a humectant, so it pulls water from the air into your skin. Glycerin is also known to work will with emollients and oils to make skin feel extremely soft and supple.
  • Hydration
  • Moisturizer
Dipropylene glycol

Helps dissolve or suspend other ingredients in the formulation without chemically altering the other ingredients.

*Rated (level 1) as a low hazard ingredient by EWG. 

  • Solvent
1,2-hexanediol

A synthetic preservative that is considered as non-sensitizing. Due to the high water content in sheet masks, preservatives are necessary in order to prevent microbes from forming. This makes the sheet mask safe to use. 

*Rated (level 1) as a low hazard ingredient by EWG. 
Butylene glycol

Butylene glycol is used to help ingredients from clumping up inside a solution. It also helps bing moisture to the skin and is known as one of the gentlest glycols. Butylene glycol also helps to make texture less sticky and prevents the formula from drying out.

*Rated (level 1) as a low hazard ingredient by EWG. 

  • Solvent

 

Sodium hyaluronate

Sodium hyaluronate is the salt form of hyaluronic acid. It holds 1,000 times its weight in water. Since it is a lot smaller in molecular size than hyaluronic acid, it can penetrate the skin better.

  • Hydration
Collagen extract
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in your body, specifically 1/3 of the proteins found in your body. Within the skin, collagen can be found in the dermis layer. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which means our skin becomes less plumped and wrinkles begin to show. Applying collagen can help boost collagen within the skin, therefore reducing the signs of aging.
  • Skin conditioning agent
  • Reducing signs of aging
Citus medica lemonum (lemon) fruit extract
Extract from lemon that creates a natural astringent with antibacterial and toning properties. Also contains vitamin C. 
  • Astringent
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Antioxidant
Aloe barbadensis leaf extract
Extract from Aloe Vera. It can be used as an antiseptic and a moisturizer. It is known to help soothe the skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to be effective for healing burns, wounds, and scars.
  • Moisturizer 
  • Anti-Inflammatory
Cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract
Extract from cucumber. Known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and many other skin conditioning properties.
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Skin Conditioning
Salanum tuberosum (potato) pulp extract
Extract from potatoes. Potato pulp extract is known to have a ton of electrolytes, which allows it to replenish the skin's water content and adds an instant plumped and dewy look. 
  • Hydration
Morus alba bark extract
Extract from white mulberry. This ingredient inhibits melanin formation which can prevent pigmentation from occurring in the skin. 
  • Brightening
  • Anti-oxidant
Rosa Damascena flower oil
Also known as Rose Oil. Rose oil is one of the rarest and most expensive oils in the world. It is naturally fragrant because it takes 10,000 pounds of rose petals to create 1 lb of rose oil! Rose oil has antiseptic, astringent properties, and has been shown to be able to kill acne-causing bacteria. This makes rose oil a great treatment for acne. Alongside all of that, rose oil contains high levels of antioxidants which helps regenerate skin tissue making it a great way to reduce the appearance of scars and other skin blemishes. Comedogenic Rating 3.
  • Antimicrobial 
  • Antioxidant
  • Antibacterial
Centella asiatica extract
Gotu Kola extract. Rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and numerous potent phytochemicals, Gotu Kola extract is known for having antioxidant properties, stimulating new skin cell growth, improving circulation, and helping build up collagen. 
Popular in Korean beauty products.
  • Antioxidant
  • Hydration
Zanthoxylum piperitum fruit extract
Obtained from Japanese pepper. Contains high levels of antioxidants and is also an antibacterial and a natural preservative. 
Popular in Korean beauty products.
  • Antioxidant
  • Antibacterial
Portulaca oleracea extract

Extract from succulent plant known as purslane. This contains skin-soothing properties and is rich in anti-oxidants due to high amounts of vitamins A, C, and E. Purslane is also a good source of potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, and omega-3 fatty acids which contributes to amazing benefits for the skin. Portulaca oleracea is sometimes used to treat psoriasis.

  • Antioxidant
  • Skin-soothing
Babusa vulgaris leaf extract
Extract from bamboo plant. Research has shown bamboo to be  a source of natural antioxidants and contains skin-soothing properties.
  • Antioxidant
Arginine
Arginine is an essential amino acid that is electrolyte-charged which helps replenish the skin's water content for lasting, weightless hydration and an instant plump, dewy look.
  • Hydration
Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) fruit extract

Tomato fruit extract. Contains high levels of lycopene which neutralizes free radicals and prevents them from damaging cells. Also contains anti-inflammatory properties which helps treat acne and tighten pores. Tomato extract also helps maintain collagen levels in the skin.

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract

Glycyrrhiza Glabra has been used as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, primarily because of licochalcone, a molecule contained in licorice root extract which helps control oil production, and helps calm and soothe acne-prone skin.

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Moisturizer
Niacinamide

Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinamide. Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly improve enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and a weakened surface. It also protects the skin from environmental damage and helps build protein in the skin.

  • Brightening
  • Anti-aging
Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is the powerhouse of hydration when it comes to skincare. Hyaluronic acid is found on all skin types, making it suitable for everyone. It is fast-absorbing, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and retains moisture. Hyaluronic acid helps replenish and hold onto cell moisture which leads to a hydrated plumped skin.

    • Hydration
    • Moisturizer
    Camellia sinensis leaf extract
    Green tea extract. Green tea extracts contains polyphenols (anti-oxidant) that target free radicals. This helps with skin damaged by UV rays.  
    • Antioxidant
    Hamamelis Virginiana (witch hazel) water
    Witch hazel is extract made from Hamamelis Virginiana and has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and moisturizing properties. Witch hazel has also had a long history of being used for different medicinal treatments. It is used for over 30 different treatments such as hemorrhoids, burns, colds, and fevers. 
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Antimicrobial
    • Astringent
    • Moisturizer
    Carbomer

    Synthetic texture enhancers used in cosmetics formulations to create a gel-like consistency.

    *Rated (level 1) as a low hazard ingredient by EWG. 

    • Thickener
    Allantoin

    Allantoin is a moisturizing and hydrating ingredient. It is known to be gentle and non-irritating  making this ingredient popular in anti-aging products and best for those with sensitive skin.

    • Hydration
    • Moisturizer
    Panthenol

     Panthenol also known as vitamin B-5, is a chemical substance made from pantothenic acid. It occurs organically and has moisture retaining and softening properties. Panthenol also helps skin to defend itself against external stresses. When applied, it reduces itching, redness, and suppresses inflammation.

    • Moisturizer
    Hydroxyethylcellulose

     Hydroxyethylcellulose is a plant-derived amino acid used as a preservative, emulsifier, binder, and thickener in beauty products.

    *Rated (level 1) as a low hazard ingredient by EWG. 

    • Thickener
    Xanthan gum

     Xanthan gum is a natural polysaccharide that is added to cosmetics and personal care products as a binder, emulsion stabilizer, surfactant emulsifying agent, and a viscosity increasing agent.

    *Rated (level 1) as a low hazard ingredient by EWG. 

    • Thickener
    Ethylhexylglycerin

     Ethylexylglycerin is made from glycerin that also functions as a weak preservative, surfactant, a deodorizing agent, and a skin-conditioning agent in cosmetics and personal care products.

    *Rated (level 1) as a low hazard ingredient by EWG. 

    • Skin conditioning agent
    Adenosine

    Adenosine is a yeast-derived ingredient that functions as a  soothing and skin-restoring agent. Adenosine has anti-wrinkle benefits due to its ability to energize the skin's surface so it looks smoother and younger. Since it can be naturally found throughout the body, adenosine can be used for all skin types. Popular in Korean beauty products.

    • Anti-wrinkle
    Dipotassium glycyrrhizate

     Made from licorice root extract. This ingredient works to improve the appearance of dry/damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness, and also functions as an anti-irritant with anti-inflammatory and skin soothing capabilities.

    • Anti-irritant
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Skin-soothing
    Disodium EDTA

    Disodium EDTA helps skin care products from going through unwanted consistency changes, pH changes, odor changes or texture changes. 

    *Rated (level 1) as a low hazard ingredient by EWG. 

    Gold

     Gold is not only something beautiful but also benefits our skin in many different ways. Gold is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Gold increases the skin’s elasticity, decreases collagen depletion and prevents premature aging. The ions in gold also help stimulate skin cells leading to improved blood circulation.

    • Antioxidant
    • Anti-inflammatory

    *EWG is a nonprofit group which stands for Environmental Working Group. EWG's skin deep databases informs consumers about everyday chemicals and rates them on the level from 1 (low concern) to 10 (high concern) based off of research. 

    Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Collagen Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) Pulp Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Canina Fruit Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf Extract, Arginine, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Carbomer, Allantoin, Panthenol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Gold.