Because everyone wants to feel good about what they put on their skin and in their body, we made it easy to look up each ingredient in every Apriori Beauty product with our online Ingredient Dictionary. Click to find a specific ingredient and to see which products it is in, as well as look-up each product to see its list of ingredients. This dictionary includes the definition of each ingredient and its source, along with any synonyms or relating source studies. If you’re like most ingredient-conscious consumers, it’s a tool you’ll want to bookmark and revisit often
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate is a naturally occurring mineral derived from refined and purified clay. It is naturally of a flaky, white consistency. Magnesium aluminum silicate is sometimes referred to as white clay, hectorite or kaolin. It is known for its absorbent properties.
Malachite is a deep green mineral whose extract is obtained by grinding down and solubilizing the stone. Malachite is a potent antioxidant, used to help protect skin from oxidative stress induced aging.
Mangos are rich in a variety of phytochemicals with potent antioxidant properties, including carotenoids, phenolic compounds, and gallic acid. Antioxidant rich fruits are known to promote immune system health, reduce the occurrence of degenerative disease associated with oxidative stress.
The fruit of the Garcinia mangostana tree, mangosteens are known for the high concentration of xanthones present in their rind. These xanthones give juice extracted from mangosteens a deep purple color, and are known for their potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. The polyphenolic compounds found in mangosteen also show promise as chemoprotective agents.
Mechanical exfoliants are ingredients used to mechanically remove dead cells from the skin's surface, such as salt, sugar, or pumice. The beet sugar used in Celloxylin Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub is a gentle and effective mechanical exfoliant. Also see Exfoliation.
Naturally created in the body, but also found in foods like cherries, melatonin is responsible for regulating the circadian rhythms in the body and serves to help against oxidative stresses in the cardiovascular system. Melatonin is known to promote healthy sleep patterns and reduced incidences of insomnia, while also promoting the onset of the early lucid dreaming phase of sleep.
Menthol is a compound derived naturally from mint oil that is widely used in cosmetics for its cooling, calming, and antibacterial properties.
Menthyl lactate is a cooling and soothing agent derive from menthol.
Ingredients derived from silicones that are used in cosmetics as skin conditioners, skin protectants, and anti-foaming agents. Silicones also prevent water loss by forming a hydrating barrier on the skin. They provide a silky feel to products in which they are used.
Natural, Shine Enhancer, Conditioning Agent.
Methyl glucose sesquistearate is an emollient, emulsifying, and skin conditioning agent.
Mica is a mineral ingredient used to create light reflection, leaving skin bright and luminous looking.
Micro massage therapy functions to both relax facial muscles and activate your skin cellsâ€™ natural healing properties to promote skin recovery. Elasticity increases, rendering the skin more youthful and luminous. Micro massage vibrations also function to push the NutrientReservoir into the deepest layer of the skin where it can help repair and protect the life of every skin cell.
Mitochondria are the â€œpower housesâ€ of the cell, where energy is produced through the process of cellular respiration. They are also essential for the regulation of metabolism, cellular communication, and cell replication. Research suggests that mitochondria are involved in cellular aging and death; as we age, mitochondria do not function as efficiently to produce the energy necessary for basic cellular processes. To combat the aging process at the cellular level, Apriori Beauty incorporates mitochondrial core energy activating ingredients that increase mitochondrial efficiency. These ingredients include ubiquinone (CoQ10), adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and carnitine HCL.
An essential component of Apriori Beautyâ€™s NutrientReservoirâ„¢, mitochondrial core energy activators are ingredients that target aging on a cellular level by encouraging mitochondrial function. As we age, breakdowns in mitochondrial function â€“ due primarily to mutations caused by oxidative stress â€“ reduce the ability of cells to produce energy necessary for cellular processes. Ingredients such as ubiquinone (CoQ10), adenosine triphosphate (ATP), carnitine HCL, and antioxidants improve mitochondrial energy function, allowing skin cells to function in a healthier manner for longer. Also see Mitochondria.
Montmorillonite is a very soft phyllosilicate group of minerals that typically form in microscopic crystals, forming a clay. It is named after Montmorillon in France. Clays contain an extremely beneficial makeup of trace minerals and nutrients and are alkaline to the skin and body.
Morinda citrifolia, commonly known as noni, is a tree in the coffee family whose fruit is known for its high concentration of phytochemicals with antioxidant and antitumor activities.
Also known as the snow fungus, Tremella fuciformis is a species of mushroom used commonly in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its medicinal properties. As a skin care ingredient, Tremella is a humectant and skin conditioning agent with extraordinary moisture retaining properties; it is able to both directly moisturize skin and draw moisture in from the surrounding environment. In addition, research shows that Tremella works effectively as a topical antioxidant and contains high levels of vitamin D important for cellular metabolism.
Natural ingredient, emulsion stabilizer