INGREDIENTS
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KNOW THE INGREDIENTS YOU ARE PUTTING ON YOUR SKIN

 

Niacinamide

Also known as Vitamin B3

Strengthens skin barrier, improves skin complexion, retains skin’s moisture, smooth fine lines, regulates sebum production, reduces hyperpigmentation, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.

Peptide

Also known as Acetyl-Hexapeptide-1

A peptide with anti-aging properties to smooth out wrinkles. It provides extra protection against UV by stimulating melanin production and free radicals, as well as promotes even skin tone.

AHA

Also known as Alpha-Hydroxy-Acid

Removes the outer skin layer by weakening the binding properties of lipids that hold the dead skin cells together, resulting in fresher and smoother skin. AHA helps to speed up the cell turnover process. 

 

When using products with exfoliating properties, it is a must to wear sunscreen in the morning.

Used AHA in Skin Reset is Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid & Malic Acid.

Vitamin C

The version found in Skin Reset is Ascorbyl Methylsilanol PectinateIt is considered a next generation Vitamin C derivative that is highly stable and non-irritating compared to the other derivatives.

Vital for skin structure and function, it is an antioxidant powerhouse that brightens skin and fades hyperpigmentation, protects

against UV damage, increases skin’s collagen and elastin production while promotes wound healing.

Also found in All Day Multitasker

Squalane

The version found in Hydrator is olive-derived

Similar to the skin’s natural oil, Squalane absorbs easily into the skin without leaving oily residue and that makes it a superb moisturizer that makes your skin nice, soft and smooth. 

It is also compatible with all skin types and skin conditions as well as safe to use even if you have fungi-related skin issues, like seborrhea or fungal acne.

Sodium Hyaluronate

The version found in Hydrator is a salt form of Hyaluronic Acid.

It has all the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid but is more stable and easier to formulate. 

 

Excellent skin hydrator makes the skin look plump and elastic due to its amazing water holding capacity – it binds up to 1000 times its own weight in water.  It calms skin inflammation like rosacea and promotes wound healing.

Also found in All Day Multitasker & All Nighter Skin Reset

Aloe Vera

The version found in Skin Reset is Aloe Barbadensis Extract. It comes from the juice containing leaves of the Aloe vera plant

 It’s a great moisturizer and has several anti-inflammatory as well as some antibacterial components.It also helps wound healing, limits scarring and promotes skin regeneration in general. It can help treat burns, acne and dry skin while has a cooling effect on rashes and sunburns

Also found in All Day Multitasker & On The Go Hydrator

Allantoin

Found in

All Day Multitasker

All Nighter Skin Reset

On The Go Hydrator 

A compound found in roots and leaves of comfrey plants, but it is often produced synthetically when added to skincare products.

 

Soothing skin protectant that softens skin and promotes wound healing by preventing skin from chapping.

Panthenol

Found in

All Day Multitasker

All Nighter Skin Reset

On The Go Hydrator 

Also known as pro-vitamin B5.

 

A humectant, it hydrates and moisturizes skin by attracting water from the surroundings and holding onto it. Apart from that, Panthenol strengthens the skin barrier by producing more lipids.

Vitamin E

Found in

All Day Multitasker

All Nighter Skin Reset 

Version found in the serums is Tocopheryl Acetate. It’s the most commonly used version of pure vitamin E in cosmetics.

It helps to fight free radical damage and promote skin healing to diminish signs of aging. It also provides moisture and strengthens skin’s protective barrier to prevent moisture loss. This form of vitamin E is often used in cosmetics because it lasts longer and keeps oils and ingredients from going rancid.

Pentylene Glycol

Found in

All Day Multitasker

All Nighter Skin Reset 

A multi-functional, silky feeling helper ingredient that can do quite many things. It's used as an emulsion stabilizer, solvent and a broad spectrum antimicrobial. It's also a moisturizer and helps to make the product feel great on the skin. It works synergistically with preservatives and helps to improve water-resistance of sunscreens. 

Glycerin

Found in

All Day Multitasker

All Nighter Skin Reset

On The Go Hydrator

Also known as glycerol is a commonly used moisturizing ingredient.

 

 It has no safety issue and has been used in the cosmetics industry for more than 50 years. A humectant; prevents moisture loss by holding onto water attracted from the surrounding and it keeps skin in a healthy state by repairing barrier and reducing irritation.

Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract

Found in

All Day Multitasker

All Nighter Skin Reset 

Extracted from the popular medicinal herb, chamomile, and commonly consumed as a tea. 

 

Contains terpenoids chamazulene and bisabolol, both compounds are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which promotes faster wound healing.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

Found in

All Day Multitasker

All Nighter Skin Reset 

Also known as green tea.

 

A proven great antioxidant and UV protectant with anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and anti-microbial properties. This makes it a great choice for anti-aging and also for skin diseases including rosacea, acne and atopic dermatitis

Sodium PCA

Found in

All Day Multitasker

All Nighter Skin Reset 

PCA stands for Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid and is a natural skin component that is derived from plants, fruits, and coconut oil. 

 

It is  an important skin-identical and skin-replenishing ingredient that makes it a great natural moisturizer and hydrator that helps the skin to hold onto water and stay nicely hydrated. It is proven to improve the appearance of dehydrated, mature skin.  Sodium PCA is thought to be 1.5 times more effective than glycerin and twice as effective as propylene glycol at drawing in water to the skin.

PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil

Found in

All Day Multitasker

All Nighter Skin Reset

On The Go Hydrator 

PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is considered safe to use for cosmetics by EWG. It is produced by cold pressing the Ricinus Communis plant seeds, followed by oil clarification by heat. 

 

It works as an emulsifier, surfactant, an occlusive agent and is most often used to solubilize oil-in-water formulations. The ingredient creates a protective hydrating layer on the skin’s surface, acting as a barrier against the loss of natural moisture. It can trigger fungal acne - however, the amount used in Purpose’s products are minimal, reducing the possibility of irritation. 

Sodium Lactate

Found in

All Day Multitasker

All Nighter Skin Reset

On The Go Hydrator 

The sodium salt of lactic acid and is a natural constituent of the stratum corneum (the uppermost layer of skin)  

 

It's an excellent humectant skin moisturizer with over twice the water holding ability than Glycerin. It replenishes moisture by attracting and retaining water within the skin, preventing it from becoming dehydrated and flaky. It is also used to regulate the pH value of the cosmetic formula. Sodium Lactate  also consists of amino acids, sugars, and electrolytes that work to keep skin’s surface intact, supple, and hydrated. 

Carbomer

Found in

All Day Multitasker

All Nighter Skin Reset

On The Go Hydrator 

Carbomer polymers have been used in cosmetics for over 50 years in a wide variety of beauty products including skin, hair, nail, and makeup products at concentrations up to 50%. However, in skincare formulations, it is typically used at 1% or less.

 

A big molecule created from repeated subunits (a polymer of acrylic acid) that magically converts a liquid into a nice gel formula that feels nice on the skin.  It is used to control the consistency and prevents the oils and liquid parts of the formulation from separating.

Caprylyl Glycol

Found in

All Day Multitasker

All Nighter Skin Reset

Caprylyl glycol is a handy multi-tasking humectant that acts as a preservative, boosting the effectiveness of other preservatives and stabilizing skincare formulations. It is used to replace traditional preservatives such as parabens. 

 

Due to it being a humectant, it is often used in lotions, moisturizers and cleansers in order to help attract moisture and lock it in the skin, giving skin a smooth plumped appearance. It might cause irritation in some already sensitized or irrirated skin - however, the amount used in Purpose’s products are a minimal, reducing the possibility of irritation. 

Triethanolamine

Found in

All Day Multitasker

All Nighter Skin Reset

On The Go Hydrator 

Triethanolamine is a stabilizer and balances the formulation’s pH levels, used strictly to improve the product’s texture. It does not contain any benefits to the skin. 

 

There are some concerns about the ingredient that can sound frightening, however, due to the strict regulations and rigorous safety tests in skincare and cosmetics products, the ingredient is deemed safe when formulated with concentrations under 5% with no evidence of harmful long-term health concerns.  It is used in Purpose’s products - however, the concentration is very low and do not have any N-nitrosating compounds, making it safe for usage. 

Ethylhexylglycerin

Found in

All Day Multitasker

All Nighter Skin Reset

Ethylhexylglycerin is a multifunctional preservative often used as a safe alternative to parabens, obtained from plant-based sources such as soybean or palm.

 

It boosts antimicrobial efficacy by reducing surface tension on the cellular walls of microorganisms or bacteria, preventing their growth. It boosts the role of other preservatives, making sure the formulation are safe from spoilage. In high doses, it can cause minor irritation to the skin and eyes.  It is used in Purpose’s products - however, the concentration is very low and is safe for usage.

Propylene Glycol

Found in

All Nighter Skin Reset

On The Go Hydrator 

Propylene glycol is a humectant, solvent, emollient, and preservative. In the body, it is metabolized into lactic acid. It binds water and pulls in hydration to the outer skin layer. Used in most cosmetic products, it soothes while gives the skin a dewy, hydrated appearance. It also helps to counter water loss from ageing. It is also safe for acne-prone skin.

 

It is an ingredient with a bad reputation from misinformation - with raised concerns about its toxicity. Dermatologist, toxicology experts and skin scientist disagree - while it penetrates the skin, its absorption is minimal, does not enter the blood stream and the cosmetic-grade ingredient is not carcinogenic. It might trigger sensitivity especially those with eczema - as such, it is advised for users to conduct a patch test on the inner wrist or neck below the ear before applying them onto your face. 

Citric Acid

Found in

All Nighter Skin Reset

Derived from citrus fruits and is an AHA.

It is often used in small quantities to adjust the pH level of skincare formulation, but when used in the right concentration, it can also act as an exfoliant by gently shedding dead skin cells to smoothen skin texture and restores skin’s hydration.

Lactic Acid

Found in

All Nighter Skin Reset 

Lactic Acid is the second most researched AHA after glycolic acid.

It is a larger molecule compares to glycolic acid, hence it is gentler. Apart from its exfoliating properties, it also has amazing moisturizing properties. It can also improved skin tone and reduced pore appearance

Glycolic Acid

Found in

All Nighter Skin Reset

Glycolic Acid is the most popular and well-researched AHA. It is the smallest AHA, allowing it to penetrate deeply into the skin.

It is also responsible for shedding dead skin cells, making skin looks fresh and smooth. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation and acne as the skin turnover rate increases. Apart from its amazing yet gentle exfoliating properties, glycolic acid keeps the skin firm by increasing collagen production.

Tartaric Acid

Found in

All Nighter Skin Reset

Tartaric acid is an exfoliant and is a naturally-occuring organic acid commonly derived from grapes and tamarinds. 

 

It is mainly used in skin lighthing products to treat melasma. It has antioxidant properties, responsible for skin exfoliation, stimulates metabollism and accelerating the skin rejuvenation cycle. It also moisturizes the skin and promotes healing. 

Malic Acid

Found in

All Nighter Skin Reset

Malic acid is an AHA-BHA crossover exfoliant and humectant that is typically derived from apples and pears. It is a larger molecule than other AHA, decreasing its penetration into the skin, making it gentler than other AHAs. 

 

It helps fade discoloration and accelerates the skin rejuvenation cycle thus promoting an even and radiant skin tone. It is a much gentler than other AHAs, making it a good choice for those with sensitized and acne-prone skin that might find other acids too irritating. It has an added benefit of attracting and trapping moisture to the skin, helping to keep the skin hydrated. 

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Juice

Found in

All Nighter Skin Reset

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Juice is derived from apples. It is often used as a thickener and texture enhancer in skincare products. 

 

It fights free radicals from damaging the skin, has nice moisturizing, anti-bacterial and skin restoring properties that mildly exfoliates and brigthens the skin tone. 

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Leaf Extract

Found in

All Nighter Skin Reset

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Leaf Extract is a skin conditioning extracted from the grape leaves 

 

They functions as a super potent antioxidant, protecting the skin from UV, has anti-cancer and anti-aging properties. It stimulates blood flow, providing increased oxygen and nutrients to skin cells, while also acting as a natural moisturizer.

Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract

Found in

All Nighter Skin Reset 

Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract is an astringent and skin conditioning ingredient derived from bilberry. 

 

It is a great source of antioxidant compounds which strengthen skin against redness, has a calming properties while boosting the skin’s environmental defences against UVA light. It keeps irritation in check as it is naturally anti-inflammatory, making it great for people with sensitive skin.  

Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract

Found in

All Nighter Skin Reset

Citrus Limon Fruit Extract is deprived from lemons and is commonly used as a natural, mild exfoliating agent. 

 

It helps inhibit tyrosinase production, used to even the dark circles under the eyes and age spots on the skin. It is a source of antioxidants that counters free radical damage from environmental stress, keeping the skin healthy. This ingredient might cause irritation for those with sensitized skin - however, the amount used in Purpose’s products are minimal, reducing the possibility of irritation and making it safe for usage. 

Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane)

Found in

All Nighter Skin Reset

Saccharum Officinarum is derived from sugar cane. It is  used as an antiseptic, natural exfoliant and humectant in a wide variety of cosmetic and skincare products.

 

It cexfoliates and brighten the skin’s appearance while moisturizing the skin by attracting and holding moisture. 

Chlorphenesin

Found in

On The Go Hydrator 

Chlorphenesin is a preservative and cosmetic biocide that prevents the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, mold or fungi on the skin and in the product. It prevents contamination issues with its antifungal and anti-bacterial properties, increasing shelf life and keeping the product safe to use. 

 Phenoxyethanol

Found in

On The Go Hydrator 

Phenoxyethanol is the current IT-preservative. It is often used as a safe alternative to parabens, and can be extracted from green tea.

 

It has a good safety profile and is gentle to the skin while providing excellent thermal stability. Used together with ethylhexylglycerin to boost its preservative properties. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 No Mineral & Animal Oils

 No Sulphates &  Phthalates

 No Artificial Colours

 No Parabens

 No Silicone 

 No Petrolatum

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