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Acacia senegal gum

Acacia senegal gum, gum Arabic – Africa

Gum arabic, made from the sap of the gum acacia tree, is used in cosmetics as a thickener, in other words to thicken the composition of the product.

Benzoic acid

Benzoic acid – Germany

Benzoic acid is found naturally in berries such as lingonberry, cranberry and cloudberry. It is usually made chemically and is thus classified as a nature-identical substance. Benzoic acid is used in food and cosmetics to improve the shelf-life of the product.

Benzyl alcohol

Benzyl alcohol – Germany

Benzyl alcohol is an aromatic alcohol that occurs naturally in some plants, such as jasmine and ylang ylang. It is usually made chemically and is thus classified as a nature-identical substance. Benzyl alcohol is used in cosmetics to improve the shelf-life of the product.

Betaine

Betaine – Finland

Betaine is made from sugar beet and is a by-product of sugar production. Betaine is a humectant that strengthens the skin’s protective barrier by improving tight-junction integrity and soothes the skin.

Bisabolol

Bisabolol, alpha bisabolol – Brazil

Bisabolol is very effective in soothing irritated and reddened skin and rashes. It acts as an antioxidant and inhibits melanin synthesis, the production of pigmentation-stimulating melanocytes, which prevents the formation of pigment spots and lightens those that have already formed.

The alpha-bisabolol used by Djusie is made from 100% candeia tree oil. It works in synergy with acai berry oil, especially in the treatment of pigment spots, by inhibiting melanin synthesis. The compound has been found to prevent the formation of pigment spots and to brighten skin tone more effectively and for a longer time than kojic acid and arbutin and does not cause skin sensitisation.

Centella asiatica leaf extract

Centella asiatica leaf extract, gotu kola, also known as tiger grass, Indian pennywort or Asiatic pennywort – Madagascar

Gotu kola is a herb that has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. It is widely used in skin care because of its numerous skin-healing effects. Gotu kola is rich in bioactive ingredients such as tripertenes, asiaticoside, asiatic acid, madecassoside and madecassic acid, which all improve the formation of collagen, especially types I and III, the most common types of collagen in the dermis.

The gotu kola extract used by Djusie is a pure plant extract that does not contain solvents. The extract has been found to protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation and glycation, prevent inflammation, improve collagen synthesis, firm and strengthen the skin, and increase skin elasticity.

Chaenomeles japonica seed oil

Chaenomeles japonica seed oil, flowering quince seed oil – Poland

Japanese quince or flowering quince is a rose-like short shrub that forms beautiful orange-red flowers in the summer and produces yellow, knobbly fruits that smell like citrus in the autumn. Djusie uses cold-pressed oil from flowering quince seeds, which has a sweet scent that resembles marzipan. The oil is a zero-waste by-product from the food juice industry. Flowering quince seed oil is rich in omega-6 or linoleic acid (over 50% of the fatty acids), omega-9 or oleic acid (approximately 34%) and palmitic acid (about 9%). In addition to fatty acids, Flowering quince seed oil contains vitamin E and carotenoids.

Flowering quince seed oil soothes inflammation, strengthens the skin’s protective barrier, balances the skin’s sebum secretion, smooths fine lines, brightens skin tone, and protects the skin from cell damage caused by UV radiation and external stressors.

 

Citrus aurantifolia peel oil

Citrus aurantifolia peel oil, lime essential oil – Mexico

Lime essential oil has excellent detoxifying properties. It helps to eliminate water retention, balance skin sebum secretion and brighten the skin.

With its aromatherapeutic effects, lime is refreshing and relieves fatigue, anxiety and stress. It also has a calming effect and thus supports creativity and concentration.

 

Citrus aurantium bergamia peel oil

Citrus aurantium bergamia peel oil, bergamot essential oil – Italy

Bergamot essential oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It balances the sebum secretion of the skin, prevents the clogging of pores, polishes the skin, soothes itching and irritation, regenerates the skin, and brightens and evens out skin tone. Bergamot is ideal for the treatment of combination skin, acne, impurities, signs of ageing, scars and pigment spots.

Bergamot’s aromatherapeutic effects are uplifting and balancing, relieving stress and soothing.

The bergamot essential oil used by Djusie is furanocoumarin-free, meaning it does not contain bergapten, which is classified as a photosensitive substance. The essential oil is made by pressing the bergamot peels, after which the oil is distilled to remove furanocoumarins.

Citrus nobilis peel oil

Citrus nobilis peel oil, green mandarin essential oil – Italy, organic

The essential oil of green mandarin has antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties. It rejuvenates and brightens the skin; treats pigment spots, scars, acne marks, impurities and signs of ageing; and nourishes sagging skin. In addition, it improves microcirculation and lymph circulation, bringing brightness and glow to the skin.

The aromatherapeutic effects of green mandarin are soothing but uplifting. Green mandarin differs from ordinary mandarin in that the oil is pressed from fruit that is not yet fully ripe.

Citrus paradisi peel oil

Citrus paradisi peel oil, grapefruit essential oil – USA

Grapefruit essential oil is detoxifying, antiseptic and astringent. It improves metabolism, eliminates water retention and stimulates microcirculation. Grapefruit essential oil is excellent for the treatment of oily skin, large pores and acne. It prevents the clogging of pores, balances sebum secretion and tightens enlarged pores.

The aromatherapeutic effects of grapefruit essential oil are energising and uplifting.

Dehydroacetic Acid

Dehydroacetic Acid  – Germany

Dehydroacetic acid is a synthetic, mild and skin-friendly preservative that is permitted in certified natural cosmetics. It prevents the growth of harmful fungi and microbes.

Euterpe oleracea fruit oil

Euterpe oleracea fruit oil, açaí berry oil – Brazil

Acai berry oil is rich in omega-9 or oleic acid (35%-55%) and omega-6 or linoleic acid (10%-20%). In addition, the oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E. Acai berry oil inhibits the activity of the tyrosinase enzyme involved in melanin synthesis, the formation of skin pigmentation; brightens skin tone; balances skin sebum secretion; improves skin elasticity; soothes inflammation; and protects the skin from cell damage caused by free radicals. Acai berry oil is suitable for the treatment of signs of ageing, dry skin, scars and pigment spots, as well as the treatment of atopy and rosacea.

The acai berry oil used by Djusie works in synergy with alpha-bisabolol, especially in the treatment of pigment spots by inhibiting melanin synthesis. The compound has been found to prevent the formation of pigment spots and to brighten skin tone more effectively than kojic acid and arbutin, and for a longer time and without sensitising the skin.

Ganoderma lucidum stem extract

Ganoderma lucidum stem extract, also known as reishi – Finland, organic

Reishi is an adaptogenic mushroom that has been used in Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. It is called the plant of immortality and is thought to bring good luck. Reishi contains ganodermanondiol, which inhibits the activity of the tyrosinase enzyme involved in melanin synthesis, as well as the moisturising and soothing beta-glucan. Reishi is suitable for the treatment of pigment spots and scars; for sensitive, dry, and reddened skin; and for the treatment of signs of ageing

Most of the world’s adaptogenic mushroom extracts are produced from fungal grains and fungal mycelium, not from the actual fruiting bodies. Djusie is the world’s first and only cosmetic line that uses Finnish, organically grown and very high-quality reishi extract, which is extracted entirely from fruiting bodies instead of grains and mycelium. The active ingredients of the mushroom, including the beta-glucans and tripertenes, are found in the fruiting bodies. The producer of Djusie’s reishi extract specialises in the cultivation and extraction of, and research into, adaptogenic mushrooms.

Gluconolactone

Gluconolactone – Italy

Gluconolactone is a polyhydroxy acid or PHA that has similar effects to alpha hydroxy acid or AHA, but as it has larger molecules, does not penetrate as deeply into the skin as the most commonly used AHA, glycolic acid, thereby making it less irritating to the skin. Gluconolactone removes dead skin cells and moisturises the skin very effectively, smooths fine lines and the skin’s surface, and strengthens the skin’s protective barrier. In addition, it has antioxidant properties, meaning it protects the skin from free radicals. In long-term use, gluconolactone is an ideal raw material for ageing skin because it strengthens the skin and softens fine lines. It is also suitable for sensitive and even rosacea-prone skin. The gluconolactone used by Djusie is 100 % plant based.

Glycerin

Glycerin – organic

The glycerin used by Djusie is a palm oil-free humectant made from vegetable oils. It is a skin moisturiser that protects the skin and helps to keep it supple.

Helianthus annuus seed oil

Helianthus annuus seed oil, sunflower seed oil – France, organic

Sunflower seed oil is rich in omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, as well as vitamin E and beta-carotene. It strengthens the skin’s protective barrier, soothes inflammation, balances sebum secretion, smooths and softens fine lines as well as rough skin, and protects the skin from free radicals.

Helichrysum italicum flower oil

Helichrysum italicum flower oil, Italian strawflower essential oil, also known as Immortelle – Corsica

The Italian strawflower, or ‘Immortelle’, meaning ‘everlasting’, can survive for months without water. The Italian strawflower is great for skin care: it has rejuvenating, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat scars and skin damage. The Italian strawflower is especially suitable for the treatment of acne, scars, rashes, irritated skin, impurities, rosacea and signs of ageing.

The scent of the Italian strawflower is mild and sophisticated. However, despite its mild scent, its aromatherapeutic effects are significant. Italian strawflower relieves stress, releases tension, elevates mood and brings vitality.

Jasminum grandiflorum flower extract

Jasminum grandiflorum flower extract, jasmine absolute – Egypt, organic

Jasmine essential oil is a skin-nourishing and soothing antioxidant. It improves skin elasticity, soothes sensitive skin, and treats scars, pigment spots and signs of ageing. Jasmine is great for all skin types.

The intoxicating scent of jasmine has numerous aromatherapeutic effects. It elevates mood, relaxes, relieves stress, releases tension and balances hormonal activity.

The petals of the jasmine flower do not tolerate the heat of steam distillation, which is why the oils are extracted with a solvent. The solvent is then distilled at a low temperature to produce the absolute flower extract.

 

Pelargonium graveolens flower oil

Pelargonium graveolens flower oil, rose geranium essential oil – Egypt

Rose geranium (more commonly known as geranium) is one of the best essential oils in terms of skin-care properties. It balances the skin’s sebum secretions, tightens and brightens the skin, revitalises the skin where it is exposed to external stressors, and treats fine lines, scars and impurities. Thanks to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects, geranium works excellently in the treatment of acne and impurities and soothes irritated, reddened and inflamed skin.

The aromatherapeutic effects of geranium are balancing; it elevates mood, but also calms. In addition, it reduces restlessness and anxiety and balances hormonal activity.

 

Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate

Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate – Switzerland

Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate is an emulsifier made from sunflower seed oil and plant-based glycerin that is permitted in certified natural cosmetics. It is used in various ways to mix water and oil together. It also acts as an emulsifier in cleansing oils, allowing the cleansing oil to be rinsed off the skin with water.

Rosa canina seed extract

Rosa canina seed extract, rosehip seed oil – Argentina, organic

Rosehip seed oil is rich in omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids as well as beta-carotene, lycopene and some trans-retinoic acid. Rosehip seed oil is suitable for all skin types, but is especially good for dull skin, treatment of the signs of ageing, acne, pigment spots and rosacea. The rosehip seed oil used by Djusie is produced through carbon dioxide extraction. This method retains the most precious active components of the rosehip seeds, bringing greater effectiveness to the product.

Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract

Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract, rosemary leaf extract – Asia

Rosemary leaf extract has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It is used in natural cosmetics as a preservative, but its properties also affect the skin. Rosemary leaf extract protects the skin from free radicals and prevents impurities.

Squalane

Squalane – Spain/Italy

Squalane, of the squalene family, is found naturally in the skin or sebum. The squalane used by Djusie is a by-product of olive oil pressing. Squalane is very well absorbed into the skin due to the similarity of the squalene contained in sebum. It is thin in composition and feels silky and does not clog the pores. Squalane has antioxidant properties that prevent the skin’s own sebum from oxidising, thus preventing impurities and pore clogging. In addition, it balances the skin’s sebum secretions, promotes cell renewal, prevents and lightens scars and pigment spots on the skin, and protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Squalane is perfect for all skin types.

Tocopherol

Tocopherol, vitamin E – Asia

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. It is often used in oil-based products such as face oils to prevent the oxidation of vegetable oils, allowing the oils to better retain their skin-caring properties. In addition, vitamin E has its own skin-care properties. It protects the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals and UV rays, prevents the formation of pigment spots, soothes redness, prevents inflammation, improves cellular oxygen uptake and regeneration, and firms the skin. The vitamin E used by Djusie is completely natural and extracted from vegetable oils.

Vaccinum vitis-idaea seed oil

Vaccinum vitis-idaea seed oil, lingonberry seed oil – Finland/Sweden, wild grown

Lingonberry seed oil is rich in omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, minerals and vitamin E. It effectively softens dry and rough skin, smooths fine lines, improves skin elasticity, protects the skin from free radicals and damage caused by UV radiation, and prevents the formation of pigment spots. The lingonberry seed oil used by Djusie is produced by carbon dioxide extraction, which most effectively preserves the caring components contained in the seeds.

Vinegar

Vinegar, apple cider vinegar ­– Spain

Apple cider vinegar made by fermentation is a true skin-care miracle. It contains citric and malic acid, which are AHAs, amino acids, oligosaccharides, monosaccharides, vitamin C and potassium. It balances the skin’s pH and bacterial population, effectively moisturises and softens the skin, removes dead skin cells, improves skin elasticity, and protects the skin from free radicals. Thanks to fermentation, the ingredients contained in cider vinegar are broken down into an easily absorbed form. Apple cider vinegar is suitable for dull, dry and clogged skin, pigment spots, and for the treatment of skin ageing and imbalances.

Vitis vinifera seed oil

Vitis vinifera seed oil, grape seed oil – EU, organic

The grape seed oil used by Djusie is a by-product of the wine and juice industry. Grape seed oil is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and omega-6 or linoleic acid. It improves skin elasticity, brightens skin tone, treats and prevents scars and pigment spots, protects the skin from damage caused by UV rays and free radicals, and firms the skin. Grape seed oil does not glog the skin and is suitable for all skin types.

Xanthan gum

Xanthan gum – Africa

Xanthan gum is a substance made from natural microorganisms and is used in cosmetics to thicken the composition of emulsions, to adjust the viscosity of a product and to form a gel.

Xylitol

Xylitol – France

Xylitol is a humectant made from glucose. It strengthens the protective barrier of the skin and improves the formation of ceramides that protect the skin. Xylitol also has antimicrobial properties.