Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract
This ingredient is called PEPHA®-Protect is a highly purified Water Melon extract that protects the DNA in skin cells from damage caused by UV-light induced free radicals. Its synergistic composition is very strong in protecting the DNA of the skin's fibroblasts and keratinocytes. Consequently, PEPHA®-Protect decreases erythema after UV irradiation thus protecting the skin.
Marula belongs to the family of Anacardiaciae. It grows in countries such as Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi and Swaziland. The fruit of the marula is similar to the mango, is orange in colour and irregular in shape (4 cm diameter) with a very thick skin. It is harvested at the end of summer to autumn. The seed located within the fruit is surrounded by a hard external shell containing two or three kernels. The oil is extracted from the kernels, which contain between 55 and 60% oil. Each part of the tree is used for its beneficial effects
Marula is the new "miracle oil" for the cosmetics industry. Thanks to its composition of monounsaturated fatty
acids and its rich content of antioxidants, UBUNTU® Marula has excellent natural stability to oxidation. UBUNTU® Marula is nourishing and hydrating and naturally softens and revitalises the skin. This oil is highly revered in Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe for its healing and health-giving properties, is served as a nutritious food to honoured guests in local households, and used to benefit the skin by many indigenous cultures wherever the tree grows. Marula fruit and kernel plays a key role in providing essential and important vitamin, minerals and other nutrional properties to all cultures that live around this resource, and scientific research demonstrates that the fruits and other parts of the tree contain large amounts of vitamin C and other antioxidants.
This fruit acid blend is a natural source of alpha hydroxy acids that has cell renewing, firming and soothing properties on the skin.
Papaya tree is a medium-sized dioic tree which has been spread through culture in most tropical areas.The fruit, which is an edible greenish-white fruit, can reach 15 centimeters in diameter. It is an oval fruit as big as a melon but with the shape of a pear and containing numerous seeds. The "curanderos", the Indian healers from the Andean tablelands, still use nowadays from crushed papaya seeds to fight nettlerashes. Refreshing, moisturizing, clearing, scaling, cleansing, anti squamous, due to presence of papain, Free radical scavenger and soothing on inflammation, due to presence of vitamins A and C.
Red fruit is rich in sugars, Vitamin C, minerals, anthocyanosids, and flavonoids. It is thus an active stimulant for cell regeneration and for protection against free radicals. Red Fruit Amidroxy contains blackberry extract, bilberry extract, malic acid, glycolic, and citric acids.
The Shea Tree grows in the harsh, dry African Savannah of West Africa and in some areas of East Africa. Fresh unrefined shea is light grey turning to yellow with a natural scent that diminishes with time. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, proteins and fatty acids that are most effective when shea butter is used in its natural form.