MM Ingredients Glossary

DYNAMIC ESSENCE

At the heart of every MMSkincare Mask and Serum is a proprietary blend of skin-calming moisturizers + cutting-edge, clinically-proven botanical ingredients:

Hydrators + Soothers
Glycerin, hyaluronic acid, aloe, niacinamide, and green tea extract increase moisture and calm the skin.

Adaptogens
Wild indigo and baobab seed extracts fight inflammation and help your body adapt to environmental stress. Think of adaptogens as chill pills for your skin: They cope with external stress so your skin can get busy building collagen and repairing damage.

Photodynamic seaweed and plankton extracts
Seaweed (a powerful antioxidant) and plankton extract (a DNA repair enzyme) protect and repair the skin. Both are also activated by light, whether it’s sunshine, or LED.

Pre- and Probiotics
These balance and fortify the microbiome, the bacterial ecosystem that lives on the skin surface, and keeps your protective barrier healthy and intact

CLEAN BEAUTY


MMSkincare is mindful, so it’s also:

· Cruelty-free
· Vegan
· Hypoallergenic
· Dermatologist tested
· Recyclable

 

CLEAN SCIENCE

 

MMSkincare is safe and skin friendly,
so it’s free from:

· Parabens
· Phthalates
· Formaldehyde
· Harsh preservatives
· Sulfates
· Ethanolamines
· Propylene glycol
· Silicones
· Dyes and colorants
· Synthetic fragrances

 

ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE

 

Peptides are fragments of proteins that act as messengers, communicating between cells. Acetyl hexapeptide-8, a bioengineered neuropeptide in MMRevive, helps soften expression lines over time by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters that control muscle contractions.

This ingredient is a core component in our Dynamic Essence, the formula in all collections.

 

ARNICA MONTANA

 

This botanical (in MMRevive) reduces trauma in the skin such as bruising, sunburns, and inflammation, and helps to speed healing—so it’s especially great to use post-laser, filler, or chemical peel.

 

ADAPTOGENS

 

Think of adaptogens as chill pills for your skin: They cope with external stress so your skin can get busy building collagen and repairing damage.

The wild indigo and baobab seed extracts in MMSkincare’s Dynamic Essence in all collections are adaptogenic botanicals that fight inflammation and help your body adapt to environmental stress.

 

BAOBAB SEED EXTRACT

 

This hydrating ingredient (found in MMSkincare’s Dynamic Essence in all collections) is derived from the African baobab tree. (The baobab is known as the “tree of life” for its ability to adapt in a dry environment—by absorbing water during the rainy season and storing that moisture in its vast trunk.)

The extract of the baobab seed fights inflammation and helps your body adapt to environmental stress.

 

CANADIAN WILLOW HERB

 

This botanical (in MMBalance) is clinically proven to outperform hydrocortisone in reducing inflammation and redness. It also inhibits acne bacteria, and it’s a stronger antioxidant than ascorbic acid.

 

NARINGENIN

 

A potent antioxidant that’s found in citrus. This bioflavenoid (in MMRevive) is clinically proven to instantly soothe skin and calm redness by blocking an inflammatory histamine reaction in the skin.

 

NIACINAMIDE

 

A derivative of vitamin B3, niacinamide is an incredible multitasker. It increases hydration and prevents moisture loss, brightens the complexion, evens skin tone and helps fade hyperpigmentation, plus it’s an excellent antioxidant. We use a higher percentage of niacinamide in MMBalance because it has such a potent anti-inflammatory effect, and minimizes pore size by increasing elasticity in the skin.

 

NIGHT-BLOOMING CUCUMBER

 

This antioxidant botanical ingredient (in MMRepose) helps to prevent free radical damage and regulate the skin’s natural circadian rhythm, which allows your body to repair cell damage while you sleep.

 

PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-5

 

Peptides are bioengineered fragments of proteins that act as messengers, communicating between cells.

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 is a powerful wrinkle-fighting peptide in MMRepose that stimulates collagen production, and protects against its degradation.

 

PLANKTON EXTRACT

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A natural DNA repair enzyme isolated from blue-green algae (in MMSkincare’s Dynamic Essence in all the collections) that helps to protect and repair the skin. It is photodynamic, which means that it’s activated by light, whether it’s sunshine, indoor lighting, or LED.

 

PRE- AND PROBIOTICS

 

These balance and fortify the microbiome, the bacterial ecosystem that lives on the skin surface, and keeps your protective barrier healthy and intact. A key ingredient in our Dynamic Essence, our core formula in all collections.

 

SEAWEED EXTRACT

 

A powerful antioxidant (in MMSkincare’s Dynamic Essence in all collections) that helps to protect and repair the skin. It is photo dynamic, which means that it’s activated by light, whether it’s sunshine, or LED.

THERMUS THERMOPHILUS FERMENT

 

This natural enzyme (in MMRevive) is a powerful antioxidant harvested from microorganisms that thrive in the ocean’s hydrothermal vents, where water temperatures rise to 150 degrees.

Heat activates the antioxidant, healing benefits of this ingredient, which is why it’s so effective when your skin is slightly hot and inflamed post-laser or chemical peel.

 

WILD INDIGO EXTRACT

 

A hero ingredient in MMSkincare’s Dynamic Essence in all collections, this adaptogenic botanical is clinically proven to reduce the stress hormone cortisol in skin cells almost immediately in order to fight inflammation and improve skin tone.

 

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