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


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GABA - read more

An abbreviation for gamma aminobutyric acid. GABA is a non-protein containing amino acid and serves as a key neurotransmitter responsible for regulating the nervous system. GABA is known to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety.

Galvanic Ion Therapy - read more

When accompanied by an apropriate conducting agent (such as the Celloxylin® Precision Skin Rejuvenator), galvanic ion therapy works by supplying a current of positive and negative ions through the skin. Positive ions cleanse pores by clinging to dirt, oils, and makeup and extracting these impurities. Negative ions increase the skin’s ability to absorb nutrients from treatment products by push¬ing them into deeper layers of the skin. Galvanic ion therapy benefits the skin in the following ways: 1) Energy from galvanic ion exchange attacks bacteria and promotes skin cell regeneration. 2) Impurities are extracted resulting in cleaner pores. 3) Beneficial nutrients are transported deep into the skin. 4) Skin is more hydrated 5) The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced.

Garcinia Mangostana - read more

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.

Genistein - read more

Genistein is an isoflavone derived from soybeans that has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. When applied topically, genistein has been shown to effectively inhibit skin photodamage from UVB radiation. As a phtoestrogen, it is also able to stimulate collagen production and increase skin thickness by naturally mimicking hormones in the skin.

Geranium Oil - read more

Geranium Oil is a natural, fragrant plant extract.

Ginger Oil - read more

Ginger Oil is a natural, fragrant plant extract.

Ginko Biloba - read more

Ginko biloba is a species of tree whose extract is one of the most well known natural medicines. Ginko biloba is rich in antioxidants and is commonly used to enhance memory, treat circulatory disorders, and is known to cause a general improvement in energy level, mood, and mental performance.

Gluconolactone - read more

An antioxidant polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that is capable of chelating metals. Gluconolactone is composed of multiple water-attracting hydroxyl groups, which hydrate the skin, resulting in enhanced degrees of moisturization. According to a study featured in Dermatologic Surgery journal, Gluconolactone is a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that is capable of chelating metals and may also function by scavenging free radicals, thereby protecting skin from some of the damaging effects of UV radiation. Gluconolactone provided up to 50% protection against UV radiation and UV radiation-induced elastin promotor activation.

Glucosamine - read more

A stable derivative of glucosamine, N-acetyl glucosamine (NAG) is a precursor for the synthesis of hyaluronic acid, an integral part of the connective tissue that holds cells together and supports cell membrane structure. Through the stimulation of hyaluronic acid synthesis, NAG is known to improve skin hydration, promote wound healing, reduce hyperpigmentation, and decrease fine lines and wrinkles via topical use. It also has important anti-inflammatory functions, making this ingredient highly effective at improving skin health and function. Finally, glucosamine acts on the linkages that hold skin cells together directly without damaging them. This results is an improved ability for skin to naturally shed dead skin cells.

Glycereth-26 - read more

Natural

Glycerin - read more

Glycerin is a sugar alcohol found naturally in all lipids and commonly used as a humectant in cosmetics and personal care products. When applied topically, glycerin helps moisturize skin by binding to water and transporting it deeper into the stratum corneum. Other important skin benefits include smoothing effects, protection from irritation, improved skin elasticity, and maintenance of proper barrier function. Approved for use in food items according to European standards and categorizes as GRAS in the US, glycerin is used in ingestibles. Glycerin has many uses in food and nutritional supplements including helping to positively affect the feel of foods, help with solubilization of nutritional elements and to help impart a sweet taste.

Glycerol - read more

Glycerin is a sugar alcohol found naturally in all lipids and commonly used as a humectant in cosmetics and personal care products. When applied topically, glycerin helps moisturize skin by binding to water and transporting it deeper into the stratum corneum. Other important skin benefits include smoothing effects, protection from irritation, improved skin elasticity, and maintenance of proper barrier function. Approved for use in food items according to European standards and categorizes as GRAS in the US, glycerin is used in ingestibles. Glycerin has many uses in food and nutritional supplements including helping to positively affect the feel of foods, help with solubilization of nutritional elements and to help impart a sweet taste.

Glyceryl Stearate - read more

Glyceryl stearate is an emulsifier and emollient that provides stability as well as excellent texture.

Glyceryl Tribehenate - read more

Natural

Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil - read more

Natural, Hair Strengthener

Glycol Distearate - read more

Glycol distearate is an emollient, emulsifier and skin conditioning agent.

Glycol Stearate - read more

Performance ingredient, emulsion stabilizer

Glycolic Acid - read more

Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) used to improve the skin’s appearance and texture, glycolic acid helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and scarring. Glycolic acid works by dissolving the “glue” that holds dead skin cells on the surface, allowing them to be released thus revealing healthier, younger looking skin. Glycolic acid provides the additional benefit of making skin more receptive to moisturization from topically applied products after dead skin cells are removed. Because of their small molecular size, glycolic and lactic acids are better at penetrating the skin and are considered more effective than other AHAs. Also see Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Apriori Beauty’s consumer product knowledge article, Did You Know? Know Your Acids.

Glycyrrhetinic Acid - read more

Glycyrrhetinic Acid is an extract from licorice that has known anti-inflammatory properties. It helps reduce hyperpigmentation to reveal brighter skin.

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (LIcorice) Root Extract - read more

Glycyrrhiza Glabra or Licorice root has long been known as an anti-irritant agent that works topically to reduce the irritancy and inflammation response in skin. Has been shown to be as efficacious in topical use as compared to corticosteroids. The plant is a legume (related to beans and peas) and is native to southern Europe and parts of Asia. The word liquorice/licorice is derived via the Old French licoresse, and from the Greek glukurrhiza, meaning “sweet root.” It is known for being an anti-irritant, antioxidant and skin soother.

Goji Berry - read more

Goji berries have been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine for their ability to support the liver, kidneys, and eyes. Recent research has shown this “super fruit” to have a wide variety of health benefits due to the present of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and a group of unique polysaccharides. Reported health benefits include anti-aging effects, neuroprotection, increased metabolism, immune system support, and potent antioxidant activity.

Golden Root - read more

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.

Grape Seed Extract - read more

Grape seed extract is a rich source of antioxidants, including proanthocyanidins. Several studies have demonstrated the health benefits of grape seed extract, which include protection from oxidative stress, cardiovascular health support, and immune system support. It also shows promise as a cancer fighting ingredient.

Grapefruit Oil - read more

Grapefruit oil is a natural, fragrant plant extract.

Green Tea - read more

Green tea is rich in antioxidants and has many reported health benefits. Studies have shown that ingesting green tea can help increase metabolic activity, lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure, and support healthy weight loss. In addition, both ingested and topically applied green tea extract is know to have photoprotective and anticarcinogenic properties.

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride - read more

Natural, Detangler

Guarana Extract - read more

Guarana seed is a natural source of caffeine that is known to help support health weight loss by acting as an appetite suppressant, reducing fat accumulation, and increasing metabolic activity. It has also been shown to enhance mood, alertness, and memory.


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