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What’s inside Faace

Ingredients Glossary

Transparent and totally open about what we do and don’t include in our formulas, all Faace products are produced in the UK. The ingredients are ethically sourced, cruelty-free, vegan and 100% plant derived. You won’t find any alcohol, synthetic chemicals, petrochemicals, SLS, palm oil, formaldehyde, synthetic fragrances, DEA/TEA/Phthalates, parabens, colourants, urea.

You will however, find the following:

Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera)

Anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants and minerals that help speed up the skin’s healing process.

Aqua (Water)

Required to bind many of the ingredients together. It is also necessary so that the water-soluble ingredients (such as Vitamin C) can be dispersed through the solution.

Argan Oil

Contains omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acids which work to lightly moisturise, reduce acne, balance sebum levels and soothe skin. Think glow not grease.

Benzoic Acid

Occurring naturally in cherry bar, raspberries, tea, anise and cassia bark this not only acts as a gentle preservative, it can help to reinforce the skin barrier so it stays strong and resilient for whatever life throws at it.

Benzyl Alcohol

A naturally occurring and synthetic ingredient (ours is natural), it’s used to preserve the formula.

Biosaccharide Gum-1

A clever one, this binds water to the epidermis to give skin a soft, smooth feeling.

Boswellia Carteri Oil (Frankincense)

Like Pilates, this strengthens and tones skin and enhances its elasticity.

Caffeine

A potent antioxidant, this stimulates circulation and fights free radical damage caused by UV light and pollution. It also calms inflammation and irritation.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green tea)

The polyphenols that green tea possesses are famed for their ability to help reduce the appearance of sun-damage on skin. Plus, it’s another A+ antioxidant.

Cananga odorata (Ylang ylang) flower oil

Known for balancing the complexion and helping to rejuvenate weary skin, the scent also helps to knock irritable vibes on the head.

Caprylyl glycol

Derived from coconut oils this sucks water into the skin and keeps it there so you’re less at risk of dryness.

Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) seed oil

Containing linoleic acid which is a skin-loving fatty acid that helps nip dry skin in the bud and keeps it soft and spongy.

Citric Acid (AHA)

Part of the alpha hydroxy family derived from the acids in lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit, this naturally exfoliates the skin improving the texture and reducing breakouts.

Citrus Aurantium (Petitgrain) Bud Oil

Produced by steaming the stems and leaves of the bitter orange tree, this is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, so it can help take the sting out of red angry skin as well as reducing the appearance of pores.

Citrus aurantium dulcis (Neroli) flower Oil

This doesn’t just smell divine, it hydrates and revives flagging skin plus it’s a natural antibac so does a stellar job of keeping your complexion clean.

Citrus Bergamia Fruit Oil (Bergamot)

Not just for adding a citrusy scent, bergamot has analgesic qualities which are helpful for taking the pain out of aggressive spots.

Citrus Grandis Peel Oil (Grapefruit)

Full of vitamin C, vitamin A and lycopene, no wonder there’s always a jug of grapefruit juice at continental breakfasts. Those antioxidants will brighten skin a treat.

Cocamidopropyl betaine

Mild and versatile and derived from the fatty acids of coconut oil this creates bubbles without any backlash.

Cococaprylate

Gives formulas that silky soft slip without the need of synthetics. A miracle worker in our eyes.

Coco glucoside

Blending derivatives from coconut oil and glucose, this foams without causing any dryness and is especially good for sensitive skin. Ahh.

Curcuma longa (Turmeric) root oil

Anti-inflammatory, anti-blemish, full of antioxidants – this incredible root is a healthy skin hero that’s also famed for its skin-brightening brilliance.

Cymbopogon martinii (Palmarosa) grass Oil

Helping to prevent inflammation with its potent hydrating properties.

Decyl glucoside

Derived from natural fats, alcohol and sugar found in palm kernel oils, corn sugar and coconut, this creates a hydrating, biodegradable lather that takes the place of synthetic cleansing agents.

Dicaprylyl ether

Found in coconut and palm kernel oils this clearless liquid swooshes over skin conditioning the complexion and leaving it feeling velvety soft.

Eugenia Caryophyllus Flower Oil (Clove)

Anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial – so anti it’s amazing and will help stop irritation running rife.

Ferula Galbaniflua Resin Oil (Galbanum)

A fresh, earthy oil, this slows down sebum production, so the complexion stays smooth and blemishes become calmer.

Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) root extract

Anti-inflammatory, this soothes skin and quells flare-ups but it’s also brightening so your skin will naturally start to look more luminous.

Green Tea

Not just good for getting your matcha fix, green tea also has great antioxidant properties for skin.

Helichrysum italicum (Immortelle) flower oil

More powerful than arnica when it comes to healing and balancing out skin that’s in need of some TLC, it’s a master of regeneration.

Hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract

Also known as sea buckthorn this tiny berry is an excellent source of vitamin C, various B vitamins, vitamin E, lycopene, phytosterols and antioxidants. It will fast become your skin’s number one multivit.

Hyaluronic Acid

The ultimate all-rounder, this helps skin to retain moisture which in turn reduces wrinkles, redness and skin irritation.

Jasmin grandifolia (Jasmine) flower oil

Nourishing and hydrating, dry skin will drink this up like a dream.

Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Oil

Excellent for oily skin thanks to its natural astringent properties, this purifies skin, heals and helps tackle skin conditions caused by hormone imbalances.

Kaolin clay

The gentlest of clays that does an excellent job of absorbing excess oils, it reduces shine but still lets your natural glow show.

Kojic acid

A by-product from the fermentation of rice, this is known for reducing any unevenness in skin tone and inhibiting the production of melanin so you can nail that natural radiance.

Lactic Acid

An AHA that breaks down the bonds that holds dead skin together, it allows for a fast and efficient exfoliation without any OTT rubbing or tugging.

Lavandula Angustifolia Flower extract (Lavender)

Like a plaster for problem skin, this soothes psoriasis, acne and redness and regulates sebum production.

Magnesium Ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C)

A stabilised water-soluble derivative of vitamin C, this hydrates, brightens and bats off free radicals with its hardy antioxidant profile.

Melaleuca Alternafolia Leaf Oil (Tea Tree)

Famed for nipping spots in the bud, this antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-fungal super ingredient relieves red, itchy skin fast.

Mentha Piperita Oil (Peppermint)

Providing an instant cooling sensation, it’s anti-spasmodic properties naturally alleviate uncomfortable skin. Who needs a cold flannel?

Pelargonium Graveolens Oil (Geranium)

Fighting off infection with its anti-microbial make-up, this should be considered a bodyguard for your skin cells.

Pogostemon Cablin Oil (Patchouli)

With the ability to trigger cell regeneration, this is a hard-working skin renewer that also reduces the signs of hyper-pigmentation and hydrates. A real people-pleaser.

Polyglyceryl-6 laurate

Found in rapeseed, sunflower, and castor oil, this is a biodegradable emollient and emulsifier ensuring all the other ingredients in formulas stick together.

Punica Granatu, Oil (Pomegranate)

Brimming with antioxidants that stop free radicals getting into skin and attacking healthy cells, it also repairs damage and reduces the breakdown of collagen fibres.

Rosa Canina Seed Oil (Rosehip)

Full of vitamin C that supports collagen production and wards off ultraviolet light damage caused by free radicals, this is also a mega hydrator.

Rosa centifolia (rose) flower oil

Suitable for mature, sensitive, and otherwise compromised skin, this soothes, contains antioxidants that cause ageing and helps to smooth fine lines.

Rosa damascena Rose Water (flower water)

A soothing tonic for inflamed skin, this gentle rose water refreshes without stripping while the scent naturally lulls you into a calmer state.

Salicylic Acid

Another pore purifier, this dissolves all the gunk that gets stuck to skin and could potentially trigger lumps, bumps and pimples. It also has a light exfoliating action.

Salix Alba

Also known as White Willow, this is abundant in salicin, from which salicylic acid can be derived (see above). Its anti-ageing properties have also been compared to retinol.

Salvia Sclarea Oil (Clary Sage)

Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anaesthetic, this also helps to flush out pores that are plugged with dirt and excess sebum.

Sclerotium Gum

Often derived from fermented mushrooms, this natural thickening agent makes products feel delightful on the skin. As an added extra it has skin-softening attributes to help create a dewy effect.

Sodium cocoamphoacetate

A natural based surfactant derived from – you’ve guessed it – coconut fatty acids, this cleanses and conditions so skin stays smooth.

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Another antioxidant-riddled ingredient that keeps cells safe from environmental aggressors and free radicals, it also nourishes so your skin barrier remains resilient.

Vanilla planifolia fruit extract

A self-soother, this is like a comfort blanket for skin to keep it calm, supported and soothed.

Vegetable Glycerin

Hydrating the skin by drawing water from the air into the skin’s outer layer, once there it’s on lock down, forming a protective coating that stops moisture loss. Magic.

Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetiver) root oil

A natural antiseptic that helps to unclog pores means you’re less likely to breakout too as the skin stays clean and clear.

Vitamin C

Fighting pigmentation, boosting collagen production and filling out fine lines, there’s a reason this antioxidant is on every derm’s list of essentials.

Xanthan Gum

It’s important for formulas not to go icky and curdle and this is used to prevent oils separating as well as binding ingredients together.

Zinc PCA

A good skin balancer and conditioning agent, this also helps normalise sebum production and prevent spots from forming. Sounds good to us.