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Ever wonder what is in your Purpose Skin products? Read about every single ingredient here.

actives

niacinamide aka vitamin b3

Found in  All-Day Multitasker serum

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

Source  nicotinic acid, found in brewer's yeast and various cereals 

aha aka alpha-hydroxy-acid

Found in  All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  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. 

Used AHAs are lactic acid, glycolic acid, citric acid, tartaric acid & malic acid.

glycolic acid

Found in  All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  Glycolic Acid is the most popular & 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 the skin looks fresh & smooth. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation & 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

Source sugarcane

tartaric acid

Found in  All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  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 

Source commonly derived from grapes or tamarinds

vitamin c aka Ascorbyl Methylsilanol Pectinate

Found in  All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  A next-generation Vitamin C derivative that is highly stable & non-irritating compared to other derivatives.​ Vital for skin structure and function, it is brightens skin, fades hyperpigmentation, protects against UV damage, increases skin’s collagen & elastin production while promotes wound healing.

Used AHAs are lactic acid, glycolic acid, citric acid, tartaric acid & malic acid.

sodium hyaluronate

Found in  On The Go Hydrator serum, Skin Revival All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  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

Source  salt form of hyaluronic acid

allantoin

Found in  all of Purpose Skin products

Function  Soothing skin protectant that has anti-aging properties, softens skin and promotes wound healing by preventing skin from chapping. It also helps protect the skin, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin or other skin conditions

Source  roots and leaves of comfrey plants, but it is often produced synthetically when added to skincare products

vitamin e aka topopheryl acetate

Found in  On The Go Hydrator serum, Skin Revival

Function  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.

Source  commonly extracted from sunflower seed oil

peptide aka acetyl-hexapeptide-1

Found in  All-Day Multitasker serum

Function  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

Source  commonly extracted from yeast and oat kernels 

lactic acid

Found in  All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  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 improve skin tone & reduced pore appearance

Source fermented from corn starch, potatoes, or molasses 

citric acid

Found in  All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  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. It is also packed with antioxidants to combat oxidative stress & is a natural astringent that helps to dry out excess oil

Source commonly derived from citrus fruits like lemons & oranges

malic acid

Found in  All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function an AHA-BHA crossover exfoliant & humectant that has a larger molecule than other AHA, making it gentler than other AHAs.  It helps fade discoloration & accelerates the skin rejuvenation cycle for an even & radiant skin tone. It is a good choice for those with sensitized & acne-prone skin that might find other acids too irritating. It also attracts & traps moisture to the skin, helping to keep the skin hydrated.

Source apples, grapes, watermelons & cherries or broccoli & carrots

squalane

Found in  On The Go Hydrator serum, Skin Revival

Function  Similar to the skin’s natural oil, Squalane absorbs easily into the skin without leaving an oily residue and that makes it a superb moisturizer that makes your skin nice, soft & smooth.  It is also compatible with all skin types and skin conditions such as fungi-related skin issues, like seborrhea or fungal acne.

 

Source  olives

aloe vera

Found in  On The Go Hydrator serum, Skin Revival All-Day Multitasker serum

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

Source  aloe barbadensis extract which comes from the juice of the aloe vera plant

panthenol aka pro-vitamin b5

Found in  all of Purpose Skin products

Function  Both a humectant and emollient, it hydrates and moisturizes skin by attracting water from the surroundings and holding onto it. Apart from that, Panthenol has excellent anti-inflammatory properties that strengthens the skin barrier by producing more lipids.

Source  commonly extracted from rice or honey

supportives

pentylene glycol

Found in  All-Day Multitasker serum & All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function A multi-functional, silky feeling helper ingredient that can do quite many things. It's used as an emulsion stabilizer, solvent & 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 the water-resistance of sunscreens 

Category  preservative & texture enhancer

chamomilla recutita flower extract

Found in  All-Day Multitasker serum & All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  Contains terpenoids chamazulene and bisabolol, both compounds are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that promote faster wound healing

Source extracted from the popular medicinal herb, chamomile, and commonly consumed as a tea

Category  antioxidant

sodium pca

Found in  All-Day Multitasker serum & All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  PCA stands for Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid and is an important skin-identical & skin-replenishing ingredient that makes it a great natural moisturizer 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 & twice as effective as propylene glycol at drawing in water to the skin

Source derived from plants, fruits, and coconut oil. 

Category  antioxidant

sodium lactate

Found in  all of Purpose Skin products

Function  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 & 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, & electrolytes that work to keep skin’s surface intact, supple, & hydrated 

Category  preservative, exfoliant & humectant

caprylyl glycol

Found in  All-Day Multitasker serum & All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  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

Category  humectant, preservative

ethylhexylglycerin

Found in  All-Day Multitasker serum & All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  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

Source derived from soybeans or palm

Category  preservative

pyrus malus (apple) juice

Found in All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  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. 

Source derived from apple

Category   thickener & texture enhancer

vaccinium myrtillus leaf extract

Found in All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  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 ski

Source derived from bilberry

Category   astringent & skin conditioning

saccharum officinarum (sugar cane)

Found in All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  It is  used as an antiseptic, natural exfoliant and humectant in a wide variety of cosmetic and skincare products. It exfoliates & brightens the skin’s appearance while moisturizing the skin by attracting & holding moisture 

Source derived from sugar cane

Category   antiseptic, natural exfoliant & humectant

phenoxyethanol

Found in  On The Go Hydrator serum, Skin Revival

Function   The current IT-preservative. It is often used as a safe alternative to parabens & 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

Source derived from green tea

Category   preservative

glycerin

Found in  all of Purpose Skin products

Function  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 surroundings and it keeps skin in a healthy state by repairing the skin barrier & reducing irritation. It’s also known as glycerine and glycerol

Category  synthetic humectant

camellia sinensis leaf extract

Found in  all of Purpose Skin products

Function  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

Source green tea

Category  antioxidant

peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil

Found in  all of Purpose Skin products

Function PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is considered safe to use for cosmetics by EWG. It works as an emulsifier, surfactant, an occlusive agent & 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 

Source ricinus communis plant seeds

Category  emulsifier, surfactant & occlusive agent

carbomer

Found in  all of Purpose Skin products

Function  Carbomer polymers have been used in cosmetics for over 50 years in a wide variety of beauty products including skin, hair, nail & makeup products at concentrations up to 50%. However, in skin care 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

Category  emulsifier

triethanolamine

Found in  all of Purpose Skin products

Function  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 & does not have any N-nitrosating compounds, making it safe for usage.

Category  stabilizer, texture enhancer

propylene glycol

Found in  On The Go Hydrator serum, Skin Revival All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  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. Dermatologists, toxicology experts & skin scientist disagree - while it penetrates the skin, its absorption is minimal, does not enter the bloodstream & 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 

Category  humectant, solvent, emollient & preservative

vitis vinifera (grape) leaf extract

Found in All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  They function 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.

Source derived from grapes

Category   skin conditioning & antioxidant

citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract

Found in All-Nighter Skin Reset serum

Function  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

Source derived from lemons

Category   natural, mild exfoliating agent

chlorphenesin

Found in  On The Go Hydrator serum, Skin Revival

Function   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 & anti-bacterial properties, increasing shelf life & keeping the product safe to use. 

Source derived from green tea

Category   preservative