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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Macadamia Nut Oil - read more

HydrO18™ Activated Water™ is water that has been treated with a patented process and blend of ingredients from nature to mimic the lipid profile of the skin, changing the water from being incompatible with the skin to being bio-compatible. It’s still water — it looks like water and acts like water (it still mixes the other ingredients together) — and now it also hydrates the skin, feeds the skin with nutrients, and is a more sustainable water, making the formula it is used in eco-friendly and ultra-hydrating, backed by multiple clinical studies.

What does the name HydrO18 Activated Water mean? Hydr = Hydration, O = Oleic Acid, 18 = the lipid # for Oleic Acid. Activated = Water by itself in a product does nothing for the skin. This patented process “Activates” the water, taking it from being a silent ingredient to being beneficial.

HydrO18™ Activated Water™ uses a lipid profile from nature (Macadamia nut oil that contains high levels of oleic acid, up to 60%) that is very similar to the lipid profile of the stratum corneum, the outer layer of the skin.

Magnesium Aluminum Silicate - read more

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 Extract - read more

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.

Mango - read more

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.

Mangosteen - 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.

Mechanical Exfoliant - read more

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.

Melatonin - read more

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 - read more

Menthol is a compound derived naturally from mint oil that is widely used in cosmetics for its cooling, calming, and antibacterial properties.

Menthoxypropanediol - read more

Menthol is a compound derived naturally from mint oil that is widely used in cosmetics for its cooling, calming, and antibacterial properties.

Menthyl Lactate - read more

Menthyl lactate is a cooling and soothing agent derive from menthol.

Methicone - read more

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.

Methyl Gluceth-20 - read more

Natural, Shine Enhancer, Conditioning Agent.

Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate - read more

Methyl glucose sesquistearate is an emollient, emulsifying, and skin conditioning agent.

Mica - read more

Mica is a mineral ingredient used to create light reflection, leaving skin bright and luminous looking.

Micro Massage - read more

Micro massage therapy functions to both relax facial muscles and activate your skin cells’ 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 - read more

Mitochondria are the “power houses” 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.

Mitochondrial Core Energy Activators - read more

An essential component of Apriori Beauty’s NutrientReservoir™, mitochondrial core energy activators are ingredients that target aging on a cellular level by encouraging mitochondrial function. As we age, breakdowns in mitochondrial function – due primarily to mutations caused by oxidative stress – 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 - read more

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 - read more

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.

Mushroom Extract - read more

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.

Myristic Acid - read more

Natural ingredient, emulsion stabilizer

Myristyl Malate Phosphonic Acid - read more

Supports the water and lipid balance in the epidermis to recreate the skin’s own natural moisture. It helps promote the skin’s natural moisturizing components and maturation of the stratum corneum for a more perfectly constructed epidermis.

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