Since the beginning skin care products have contained animal based ingredients such as such as soluble collagen, elastin, silk and pearls to name a few.
Green chemistry has advanced over the years and this has led to phyto and biotechnological alternatives to animal based ingredients that once flooded the skin care market.
Below is a list of the animal alternative ingredients that we use in our formulations
Vegan Amino Acids - Derived from a natural fermentation process utilizing a plant substrate. This blend contains the same profile that is found in collagen and elastin. Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium Lactate, LArginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine
Phyto Collagen - Soluble collagen serves as an excellent skin conditioner, this can be attributed to the relatively uniform amino acid content. Our phyto collagen is derived from Saccharomycetaceae through fermentation. On a cellular level yeast contain many of the same metabolic processes that can be seen in humans. Some strains of yeast have been used as vectors to produce human collagen in culture. Much like the mammalian extracellular matrix, yeast contains a variety of high molecular weight proteins, which contain hydroxyproline-rich regions.
Vegan Ceramides - A skin-identical lipid concentrate for enhanced skin moisturization produced from vegetables and natural, non-genetically modified microorganisms. Vegan Ceramides and phytosphingosines are extracted from vegetable sources and mircoorganism. Cholesterol is made semi-synthetic.
Phyto Elastin - A natural, yeast-derived ingredient with a similar protein profile as animal derived elastin. Used for it's skin firming properties.
Phyto Gelatin - Produced from Hydrolyzed Fucus Vesiculosus protein, used as a moisturizer and humectant.
Hyaluronic Acid - Produced biotechnologically through microbial fermentation with the aid of yeast extract. Used as a humectant.
Bio Rice Milk - Made from brown rice that goes through an enzymatic process whereby the carbohydrates are divided into simple sugars. Since rice milk does not contain lactose or cholesterol there is minimal risk of an allergic reaction.
**We do not use Pearls, Silk, Cashmere or Wool. The only form of honey we use is honey that we can verify has been ethically harvested.