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
Raspberries are rich in phytochemicals, including anthocyanins, with strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant functions. Several studies have demonstrated the diverse health benefits associated with a diet rich in anthocyanin containing berries. Raspberries are known to protect cardiovascular function, reduce the proliferation of human cancer cells, reduce oxidative stress associated with aging, and protect DNA from mutation.
Reactive oxygen species (ROS), including free radicals, are reactive molecules that contain oxygen. ROS are constantly generated as a byproduct of cellular respiration, the process by which cells produce energy. To minimize the negative effects of ROS on the body, cells possess natural antioxidant defense systems; oxidative stress occurs when natural antioxidant defenses are overwhelmed by exposure to factors that generate excess ROS. These factors include pollution, UV radiation, poor dietary choices, and toxic ingredients found in certain cosmetics products and drugs. The negative effects of ROS overproduction are well documented â€” damage to DNA, lipids, and proteins, inflammation, and degenerative disease â€” and overwhelming evidence suggests that the accumulation of cellular damage from ROS is a major cause of aging. Apriori Beauty utilizes several potent antioxidants, internally and externally, to reduce the effects of oxidative stress and encourage cells to function in a healthier manner.
Resveratrol is a naturally occurring polyphenol, found primarily in the skin and seeds of grapes. In plants, resveratrol functions as part of the defense system against cellular damage and disease, and is synthesized in response to stress, infection, and UV radiation. In recent and ongoing studies, resveratrol has received attention due to its potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-aging properties. Several studies have demonstrated that resveratrol is an effective antioxidant, and it is thought that because it contains highly hydrophilic and lipophilic properties, it can provide more effective protection than other well-known antioxidants like vitamins C and E. Resveratrol has also been found to boost anti-aging enzymes called sirtuins, which are universal regulators of aging in virtually all living organisms. Sirtuins serve as guardians of the cell, allowing cells to survive damage and delay cell death. Study data suggests that Resveratrol may be a potent regulator of sleep-wake rhythms and could be of major interest in the study of sleep, associated with aging and neuropathology.
Retinol is a form of vitamin A and a highly effective anti-aging ingredient. When applied topically, retinol is known to improve the health and appearance of aging skin by stimulating hyaluronic acid and collagen production. It is also beneficial as an antioxidant ingredient.
Retinyl Palmitate is the ester of retinol (vitamin A) and palmitic acid. When applied to the skin, retinyl palmitate is converted into retinol. It is a potent anti-aging ingredient known to improve the health and appearance of aging skin by stimulating hyaluronic acid and collagen production. It is also beneficial as a an antioxidant ingredient.
Also known as golden root, Rhodiola rosea root extract is an adaptogen, antioxidant, and powerful anti-aging phytonutrient that is thought to help alleviate stress and improve immune system function. Rhodiola rosea is also a mitochondrial core energy activating ingredient; research has shown that Rhodiola rosea is capable of improving physical working capacity by stimulating mitochondrial ATP synthesis.
Rhubarb root is a potent anti-aging ingredient used commonly in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its many health benefits. It provides support to the liver, kidneys, immune system and digestive system, and is a rich source of phytochemicals with super antioxidant abilities.
Rosa canina extract is the natural extract of dog rose seeds. Compounds in Rosa canina extract are known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and research has shown that Rosa canina is effective in alleviating the symptoms associated with chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis.
Rosemary oil is a natural, fragrant plant extract.