Ingredients Glossary

Discover the range of ingredients that are formulated into SkinMTX products to deliver optimal efficacy with superior safety.


Triple AHA Concentrate – Mandelic Acid, Glycolic Acid & Lactic Acid in combination with Salicylic Acid; this gentle yet effective blend works synergistically to promote a youthful-looking complexion. Water-soluble AHAs helps to shed off dull and rough surface roughness, minimizes the appearance of blemishes with visible improvement in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. While lipid-soluble BHA reduces sebum levels & helps refine the appearance of enlarged pores for clear, shine-free, smoother skin. 

This youth-enhancing hexapeptide reduces the depth of fine lines and etchings caused by the contraction of facial muscles, especially in the forehead and around the eyes. It helps prevent aging of the skin induced by repeated facial movements caused by catecholamine release. 

Powerful marine-sourced active that restores a youthful appearance by rebooting three major skin functions – the physical barrier, chemical barrier and hydra memory function. This planktonic bio-shield complex helps boost dermal regenerative functions and improve moisture saturation in skin. Its exceptional barrier-forming ability encourages formation of a protective shield atop the dermal structure to alleviate skin irritation, guard against environmental aggressors and rebalance skin hydration. 

A youth prolonging active, which is a complex of a marine oligosaccharide and two minerals, manganese and magnesium. It staves off free radicals exceptionally and has an outstanding immuno-modulating effect, helping maintain or re-establish the skin’s defence capacities. 


An excellent skin soother, Aloe Vera relieves irritation, redness, sensitivity, itchiness and skin suffering from environmental damage. Its superior water-retaining property effectively moisturizes and softens skin, and also restores a natural radiance. 

This is a novel lightening agent. By assisting in the blocking of epidermal melanin biosynthesis, it promotes lightening and an even skin tone on all skin types. It minimizes liver spots and can reduce the degree of skin tanning after UV exposure. 

Composed of an optimal blend of seven plants from the Swiss Alps, this skin lightener is  specifically determined to obtain maximum synergy. An in vivo test demonstrated that it has a significant skin whitening effect and helps to reduce the color and size of age spots. 

Penetrates into skin to guard against excessive water loss to maintain hydration. Skin is softened and moisturized from within, while gently calming redness and irritations. Its excellent keratolytic properties promote skin exfoliation to reveal a smooth complexion. 

A synergy complex of Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid and Tartaric Acid that promotes exfoliation and stimulates skin renewal. It also has moisturizing and water-holding properties, providing a softening effect on the appearance of wrinkles, while keeping skin supple and smooth. 

Has emollient, purifying, regenerative and nourishing virtues. 

Traditionally used in folk medicine for its astringent and blemish-fighting properties. Possesses excellent soothing properties to help alleviate skin irritations and itchiness. 

Tightens pores, purifies and soothes skin, and helps tissue repair. 


Derived from sugar beets, Betaine is a natural moisturizing factor (NMF). It mimics the structure and function of healthy skin, effectively replenishing and optimizing hydration levels without disturbing your skin’s hydrolipidic balance. It also helps to soothe irritations like redness and itchiness. 

The intricate blend of 10 natural essences from Rosemary, Chamomile, Green Tea, Licorice, Japanese Knotweed, Skullcap, Gotu Kola, Rapeseed, Ginger and Bisabolol. It helps the skin build up resilience against environmental damage, and imparts soothing relief to skin sensitivities, helping to calm skin irritation and promote healing. 

A derma-rejuvenating booster inspired by biomimetic-technology. It offers superior age-reversal benefits by supporting the initiation and up-regulation of the epidermal renewal cycle. This advanced peptide helps strengthen skin structural integrity, reduce lines and wrinkles while diminishing scar formation.  Skin equilibrium is restored. 

A blend of botanical ingredients that lightens skin and clarifies the complexion. 

A powerful combination of humectants; Vitamin B3 and B5 works effectively to improve hydration levels, moisture retention, and skin softening properties – leaving the skin plumped, smoother and more supple. Also helps to reduce the appearance of redness, decreases the signs of inflammatory reactions and readily supports skin against external stressors. 


Has soothing, moisturizing and restructuring properties. It also presents film-forming properties on the skin. 

This active works as a gentle exfoliant by breaking down and removing dull, keratinized skin. It helps unclog pores by removing the impurities that cause the blockage, and helps maintain skin’s hydration levels. 

A unique active derived from a cryophillic algae, this extract has been carefully selected for its ability to preserve skin’s youthfulness. It safeguards skin against the effects of environmental stressors to encourage a youthful, vibrant complexion. 

Helps reduce puffiness. 

A deep penetrating bio-active that has a special molecular sequence that helps stimulate the skin’s mechanism for collagen synthesis. 

Known for its astringent and soothing properties, it tones and decongests skin. 

This extract possesses extraordinary soothing properties. It counteracts symptoms of skin irritations like redness and swellings. The active tones, rebalances and conditions to restore your skin’s health. 

Representing a truly dynamic approach to your skin renewal, this complex is an effective blend of multiple AHAs and BHA. The unique weights, strengths and properties of each component enable the complex to penetrate your skin at different layers for thorough refinement. It helps to unclog pores, target blemishes and boost your skin’s radiance. 

Stabilized GHK tripeptide protects skin against premature aging, endowing a multi-fold action against glycation while promoting firmer skin. Its ability to neutralize the effects of reactive carbonyl species help protect skin health and integrity while its anti-oxidative properties guard skin against photo and UVA-induced damage. Skin texture is visibly restored to its youth condition. 


Rich in essential minerals such as magnesium and calcium, this natural salt improves hydration by strengthening skin’s barrier function and supporting its water balance. Dead Sea Salt moisturizes the skin through osmosis – a process whereby it attracts water and draws moisture and nutrients from the deeper levels of the skin up to the epidermis. This helps increase skin’s hydration both on the top and dermal levels. It is also able to stimulate circulation, effectively increasing the glow, suppleness and softness of skin. 


This active fortifies thin, fragile skin with calcium and essential amino acids that supports skin metabolism and protein levels. Also optimizes hydration levels and quenches free radicals. A clinical trial demonstrated that it improves skin density by up to 68%, as well as firmness and elasticity by up to 80%. 

A complexion restoration complex that reinforces barrier function to preserve optimal skin structure. It re- establishes equilibrium to safeguard skin youthfulness and health. Skin is visibly soothed, hydrated and re- balanced, thus reducing the reoccurrence of sebum hyperactivity and pore congestion. 

Has calming and softening activities. 

Calms the epidermis, tightens pores and tones skin. 


An astringent that augments skin’s tone and firmness. Possessing moisturizing abilities, it also has a cutaneous pore-tightening effect, minimizing the visible appearance of skin suffering from excess sebum secretion. 

This Nobel Prize-winning discovery contains 125 times more free radical protection than Vitamin C. It effectively aids in lightening skin and targeting melanin formation while maintaining the health of skin layers. 


Controls moisture and avoids transepidermal water loss. Favors the renewal of superficial skin cells. 

Licorice Root Extract possesses anti-oxidant properties to fight free radicals. It lightens skin, and aids to rebalance and regenerate dermal cells. Its deep hydrating properties maintain moisture levels to normalize sensitized skin. Licorice Root Extract is also able to reduce inflammations. 

Helps fight against free-radicals damage. 


An advanced complex made from a blend of high-, low- and micro-sized Hyaluronic Acid. The different weights of molecules allow for more effective penetration in skin to replenish and retain water. It promotes nutrient absorption and regulates skin’s metabolism. Skin feels more hydrated and supple, and appears plumper and less lined. 

A superior soothing active with a high concentration of tannins to alleviate UV-damaged, sensitized, red and blotched skin. Witch Hazel absorbs excessive oil from your skin without over-drying, and helps to maintain a clear appearance. 

An effective biological agent that possesses water-binding and water-attracting attributes to fill up the spaces between the elastin in the dermis. It hydrates by holding and locking in water to maintain skin plumpness. 

An advanced complex made from a blend of high-, low- and micro-sized Hyaluronic Acid. A combination of 7 HAs with different molecular weights delivers strong moisturizing and film-forming properties allowing the skin to preserve its most youthful-looking characteristics – elasticity, tone and suppleness. 

This ultra-moisturizing ingredient contains a synergy of Sodium PCA and 11 amino acids which make up the major components of the skin’s Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF). The combination of these two ingredients helps skin absorb and retain moisture, keeping it hydrated and supple for a longer period  of  time. Hydramino™ has been clinically proven to inhibit microbial and yeast activity, reducing the risk of contamination. 

These skin-conditioning agents moisturize and helps bind water within the skin. 

A key protein essential for skin regeneration. Made up of small molecules, Hydrolyzed Collagen easily penetrates skin’s deeper layers to strengthen its structural integrity. It reshapes and redensifies skin, regaining long-lasting elasticity and firmness for a visibly lifted, taut and plump appearance. Its rich water content further increases hydration levels, leaving skin supple and smooth. 


This southern-hemisphere plant has two special properties: A high level of potassium ions and a novel osmoprotector. These two substances interact to maintain the osmotic equilibrium of the cells, thus providing intense and long-lasting moisturization to the skin. 




This wonderfully versatile thickening agent has natural coverage and absorption abilities for both water and oil, making it an appropriate absorber of the oil and sweat secreted by skin. Gentle enough to be used on the most sensitive skin types, it helps stimulate circulation while gently exfoliating and cleansing. 

Rich in flavonoids and phytosterol saponosides, Kigelia Africana Fruit Extract possesses properties and a chemical structure similar to the female hormone, estrogen. It reinforces skin’s structural integrity, supporting collagen and elastin levels while infusing moisture to boost firmness and tone. 


This alpha-hydroxy acid fatty ester has an excellent moisturizing effect, exceptional keratolitic activity and helps prevent blemishes and pimples. 

This highly functional polysaccharide acts as an excellent moisture control additive by holding the moisture within the molecule matrix under dry conditions. It significantly reduces trans- epidermal water loss (TEWL). It promotes exfoliation without irritation, acting both as an AHA booster and as a primary exfoliant. 

Skin unifying complex that alleviates the appearance of discoloration. It also provides anti-oxidant and photoprotection for a broad complexion illuminating effect. Complexion is visibly more radiant, and skin tone is noticeably more vibrant. 

This potent active works with a high precision depth-control to intensively stimulate fresh skin renewal with minimal side effects. It increases collagen and elastin production, and nourishes skin to strengthen damage cells. Rich in anti-oxidants, it heightens skin’s defence against free radicals. Skin health is restored with increased suppleness and tonicity. 


Its microporous structure allows a high absorption of excess sebaceous secretions, substantially reducing shine throughout the day. Once applied to the skin, it forms a thin veil that astoundingly does not clog pores. 

Imparts a cooling sensation to blemish-related sensitivities like redness and swelling. Menthol also helps to invigorate skin. 

A potent complex formulated from fermented Pseudoalteromonas and proteinogenic amino  acids.  It heightens skin’s ability to retain water, boosts hydration levels, and promotes collagen and elastin production. Also supports skin repair by strengthening skin’s natural protective barrier. Skin texture is restored with smoothness, softness and suppleness. 

Targets melanin production to produce an effective lightening and unifying action on the skin. 

Lightens skin discolorations while imparting clarity and radiance. 


A bio-mimetic tripeptide that facilitates the neutralization of superficial skin irritations such as redness and skin sensitivity. It is especially useful for calming burning sensations on the skin after aesthetic treatments and UVB overexposure. This peptide is bio-engineered to bind to a lipid, creating a greater affinity to lipids present on cellular walls, enhancing skin penetration and improving effectiveness. 

This optimally stable complex synergistically achieves excellent protection while offering good tolerance. 

Has a lightening and unifying action on skin, imparting a translucency and glow to the complexion. Provides an additional moisturizing and emollient effect. 

This is a powerhouse of free radical-quenching vitamins that effectively build up your skin’s protective barrier against external aggressors. It plays an important role in protecting against harmful damage caused by sun rays and contains skin-moisturizing properties. Particularly suitable for blemish-prone and sensitive skin.  It alleviates signs of irritation like redness and swelling as it evens out your skin tone and improves overall texture. 


Extracted from olive leaves, Oleanolic Acid targets blemishes and reduces the formation of future breakouts. It refines overall skin texture and tone, minimizes the appearance of pores, and calms irritations and redness. It also helps to tighten and firm up your skin. 


Based on tocotrienols, which are fat-soluble vitamins related to the family of tocopherols (Vitamin E), tocotrienols help prevent skin aging and damage from free radicals generated by UV rays and from environmental pollutants. Furthermore, studies show that tocotrienols prevent oxidation of the  collagen matrix under the skin and have excellent skin-beautifying effects. 

Known for containing many phytonutrients that helps on elasticity, vitality, and regeneration capacity of our skin cells. 

This powerful humectant penetrates skin easily to soothe and moisturize. 

A quintessential combination of five synthesized growth factors (EGF, IGF-1, Acidic FGF, Basic FGF, VEGF), Vitamin B9, and Acetylated Glutamine helps to improve the signs of premature aging, fine lines and wrinkles, promoting youthful- and firmer-looking, elastic skin. Simultaneously, it helps to reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and protects the skin from external aggressors e.g. pollution, oxidative stress and sunlight while supporting the skin’s protective functions. 

Derived from a 100% native botanical cell culture, this new-age active aids in the acceleration of skin renewal. It promotes deep epidermal regeneration to counter skin aging, giving rise to a more radiant, youthful and hydrated skin. 

A harmonious blend of seven botanically-derived extracts that increases skin’s resilience against environmental aggressors while imparting soothing relief to skin sensitivities. These key actions promote speedy recovery to irritated and aggressed skin. The plant extract alleviates Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL), restoring healthy moisture barrier to ensure that skin maintains optimal hydration. 

Extracted from a trio of nutrient-rich plants – Aloe Vera, Chlorella and Kudzu, this active possesses high amount of enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, minerals and trace elements. It imparts moisture and preserves elasticity to increase skin resiliency and resistance to wrinkle formation. 

Laden with Vitamins (A, C and E) and minerals (calcium and potassium salts, phosphorus, manganese and iron), glutathione and Omega 3 fatty acids make this plant a nutritional treasure chest. It is also a great source of anti-oxidants. 



Also known as a quick recovery complex, it provides protection and reconstitutes the skin barrier while replenishing the skin with essential hydration after laser treatments. It offers immediate soothing relief by enveloping the dry and irritated skin with a protective “second skin”. This synergistic blend of ceramide, bisabolol and phytosterols help protect and restore skin’s healthy skin barrier by reconstituting the lamellar bilayers and preventing water loss. Skin is nourished, moisturized and appears calmer. 

This Vitamin A complex uses a unique encapsulation system to effectively deliver retinol into the skin without causing sensitivity or irritation. It helps to reduce free radical damage which prevents wrinkle formations, while supporting collagen and skin renewal. Vitamin A’s natural renewing function also helps to brighten the skin and improve skin texture, tone and hydration levels. 

Forms a soothing, protective film on the skin’s surface. 


Promotes exfoliation, and thus improves the appearance and feel of skin. 

Traditionally used to treat contact dermatosis and burns. It is also known to trap free radicals extremely effectively and has been observed to be an exceptional calming agent. 

This soothing agent possesses pronounced water retaining properties, which reduces dryness, provides effective moisturization and softens rough skin. It is chemically bound to keratin (does not wash out) and, thus appreciably and permanently improves the water retention of keratin. 

An effective free radical fighter. Also contains soothing properties. 

Sea Caviar, or sea grape, is a macroalga that nourishes skin with vitamins and trace elements. It boost collagen production, improves cellular communication and reinforces skin integrity. Skin volume increases for visible plumpness and feels smoother and suppler. 

A skin-balancing complex that bio-regulates sebaceous secretions by inhibiting the action of a key sebum- triggering enzymatic pathway. It stabilizes sebum production on the skin surface, clarifies clogged pores and reduces blackheads to prevent breakouts. Complexion appears refreshed and healthy. 

A naturally occurring substance found in skin. As a humectant, it effectively penetrates into the skin to maintain and attract water from the atmosphere. It promotes nutrient absorption and regulates skin’s metabolism. Skin feels more hydrated and supple, and appears plumper and less lined. 

Highly prized for its ability to continuously increase the moisture content of the skin, as it is one of the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF). 

A natural amino acid-based humectant derived from L-glutamic acid, it can be found in the skin as  a component of Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF). Its excellent moisturizing ability helps to absorb water (up to 70% of its dry weight), relieving skin of any tightness due to dryness and a compromised skin barrier. The skin retains its suppleness and a healthy level of hydration. 

Contains lycopene, a carotenoid with high free radical-quenching properties that protect skin from oxidative stress. Also helps to exfoliate, boost skin renewal and impart soothing benefits. 


Based on the Nobel Prize-awarded discovery of telomeres, TeloZyme Complex™ is a cutting-edge active that protects telomere length to preserve DNA structural integrity. This helps to boost cell function and provide better defenses against aging. Skin looks less wrinkled and feels supple and taut. 

A gentle natural filter against  UV radiation, this active protects skin from damage caused by prolonged exposure to the sun by absorbing and reflecting UVA and UVB rays. 

An effective and nutrient-rich moisturizer, Wheat Germ Oil is highly concentrated in Vitamin E which improves barrier function, and helps to soothe and repair damaged skin. It also contains a healthy infusion of Vitamin A, B, D and essential fatty acids to boost your skin’s natural recovery processes. 


Give wide-band UV protection against strong sun radiation. Help delay premature skin aging due to noxious sun rays. 


Known as the normalizer in the vitamin family, it helps improve texture, firmness and smoothness of skin. It also contributes to the prevention of desquamation and dryness by improving skin’s water barrier properties, and plays a natural role in maintaining and promoting skin health. 

An effective lightening agent that targets discoloration and pigmentation. Acts as a gentle exfoliant and stimulates collagen synthesis to increase firmness. 

This renowned lightening agent extracted from oranges has anti-oxidizing, soothing and stimulating virtues. It helps impart luminosity and tonicity to the epidermis and helps prevent the noxious effects of sun rays on the skin. 

Vitamin E combats free radicals and contains skin-moisturizing properties. It helps skin glow and plays an important role in conditioning. 

Contains a high concentration of lionleic acid, vitamin E, flavonoids and oligomeric proanthocyanidins. Combats free radical damage and promotes cell regeneration. It prevents transepidermal water loss and boosts suppleness, plumpness and radiance. 

This nutrient-rich conditioning active possesses vitamin E, flavonoids, linoleic acid and oligomeric proanthocyanidins. Rich with free radical-quenching activity, it boosts your skin’s defences against the damaging effects of external aggressors. 

A natural skin purifier, Volcanic Ash is rich in ionic trace minerals that help eliminate impurities in skin. Due to its unique molecular structure, Volcanic Ash, when hydrated, effectively becomes a magnet for positively charged impurities and sebum. This enables it to absorb impurities. It also recharges your skin’s energy levels, increases hydration levels and boosts your skin’s firmness.