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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.

Glyceryl caprylate/caprate

Glyceryl caprylate/caprate – Switzerland

Glyceryl caprylate/caprate is used as a skin softening agent and an emulsifying agent, i.e. it enables water and oil to mix with each other. The plant-derived glyceryl caprylate caprate used in Djusie’s products is a component in the mastic resin extract contained in the moisturizer.

Glyceryl stearate

Glyceryl stearate – the United States

Glyceryl stearate is a skin softening and smoothing agent. In addition, it has emulsifying and cleansing properties, i.e. it enables water and oil to mix and is also suitable for use as a cleaning agent. The glyceryl stearate of natural origin used in Djusie’s products is one of the emulsifying ingredients in the cleansing cream.