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About our products

Morphology products are non-comedogenic (do not block pores causing acne), free of harmful preservatives (like parabens that have weak estrogenic activity or others that release formaldehyde which is carcinogenic). They are also free of colourants and perfumes. All our products are suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive and acne prone skin. It is advisable to use sunscreen/sunblock of SPF 30 or more daily to prevent the aging effects of the sun as some ingredients may make skin more sensitive to the sun.

 

Glossary of Active Ingredients

Aloe vera: Aloe vera is well known for its soothing and moisturizing properties. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory topical treatment. 

Caprylrl glycol: Mild humectant and skin emollient with a unique skin feel and also improves efficacy of preservatives. Used in foods as a preservative enhancer.

Ceramides: natural part of the cell membrane in the outermost layer of the epidermis. They help the skin to maintain its moisture-binding and protective barrier functions and play a key role in maintaining the moisture level, smoothness, elasticity, and firmness of the skin. Phytosphingosine is a natural chemical found in the body and is part of the family of lipids. These fats are formed by the break down of ceramides.

Citric Acid: An alpha hydroxy acid derived from citrus fruit. Has mild exfoliating properties and is a natural preservative.

Cyclomethicone & Dimthicone copolyol: A silicone polymer that makes the product last longer and imparts a water resistant/waterproof smooth, silky, soft and non greasy feel to the skin. It also acts as a carrier to deliver active ingredients in to the skin.

Edelweiss extract: a plant extract from the Swiss alpine flower Edelweiss (leontopodium alpinum) that has twice the antioxidant effect of vitamin C and is more stable than vitamin C. This potent anti-oxidant improves the appearance of aged and irritated skin.

Glycerin: This is present in the skin matrix. It is a humectant that aids the skin’s natural protection by filling in the intercellular matrix by attracting the appropriate amount of water to maintain homeostatsis. Some studies show that glycerin aids the skin’s natural lipids (fats & oils) do their jobs better.

Green Tea extract: a potent anti-oxidant that protects the skin against the detrimental effects of environmental pollution and the UV radiation by the inhibition of collagen degradation in the skin. Beneficial for irritated skin.

Peptide chains: Peptides have been shown in studies to increase collagen production in skin and thus reduces existing wrinkles and prevents the formation of new ones. Studies show a decrease in wrinkles of up to 45% after two months of use.

Niacinamide (vitamin B3): soothes skin and is thus useful for acneic and inflamed skin. Improves the appearance of aged, hyperpigmented and photodamaged skin and prevents pigmentation by decreasing melanin production. Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by stimulating collagen & ceramide synthesis, thus improving the functional & structural integrity of the skin barrier.

Phenoxtethanol: a preservative and emollient

Potassium sorbate: a natural preservative used in foods as well.

Rose water: A gentle moisturiser derived from the distillate of rose petals.

Sodium acrylate, acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, isohexadecane, polysorbate 80: these are thickeners, stabilisers of active ingredients and impart spreadability to the serums.

Sodium PCA: an amino acid found naturally in human skin. It is highly water absorbant and is responsible for binding water to the skin cells. It also enhances the penetration of other active ingredients into the skin.

Sodium hyaluronate: Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body and is more abundant in younger skin. As we age, it declines and skin loses volume. Hyaluronic acid holds multiple its weight in water has moisturizing benefits when applied to the outer layer of skin.

Tetrasodium EDTA: A chelating agent that ties up ions in the products thus helping anti-oxidants work better and protecting other ingredients.

Tripeptides and hexapeptides: These ingredients are called the topical “Botox” of cosmoceuticals. Studies show up to 17% reduction in wrinkles after 15 days of use and up to 27% reduction after two months.

Water: A solvent (a substance, usually liquid, used to dissolve other substances).

Zinc sulphate: An anti-microbial; a natural preservative and enhances the effect of potassium sorbate.

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