Verso Skincare Glossary

Our ingredients

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Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Alpha Hydroxid acids are derived from fruits, nuts, milk or sugars. They are hydrophilic (attracted to, and soluble in water) and break down the bonds between dead surface layers and the radiant skin ...beneath to allow for easier exfoliation. Alpha hydroxy acids are commonly used in skincare to diminish the look of lines and wrinkles, while improving firmness, texture and brightening the skin. AHA has remarkable hydrating properties and is ideal for people with normal to dry skin.

Avenanthramider

Avenanthramides are active components from oat and is responsible for the anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties that comes with oat.

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Canola Oil

Canola is a vegetable oil derived from the crushed seeds of the canola plant, a member of the Brassica family (of which vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli also are part). Rich in Vitami...n E and antioxidants, it protects the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals. It also moisturizes the skin, leaving it smooth and supple.

Ceramides

Ceramides help binding skin cells as well as promote long term moisturization and help to retain water.

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Fruit Enzymes

These enzymes are a gentle yet effective exfoliator derived from papaya and mango. They are used in cosmetics for softening skin and smoothening hair. Papaya and mango enzymes are also known to help d...igest proteins accumulated on the skin’s surface that may cause skin problems. The enzymes enhace cellular renewal through exfoliation to give the skin a smooth and even texture.

G

Grapefruit Extract

Grapefruit Extract helps the skin to produce collagen while also reducing the effects of free radicals. Grapefruit Extract is used for repairing effects of sun damage and is designed to restore smooth...ness, brightness and luminosity while visibly firming the skin.

H

Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate)

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a so-called special mucopolysaccharide that occurs naturally in the human body. It is the most effective humectant available, that is a substance that promotes retention of moi...sture. HA is able to bind water within the intercellular structure of the skin. Its unmatched hydrating properties increase smoothness and soften and decrease wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid plays an important role in tissue hydration, lubrication and cellular function, and can hold 70% more water than any other natural substance. It also improves elasticity and reduces oxidative stress.

M

Micellar Molecules

Micellar molecules are cleansing molecules, suspended in water, with both hydrophilic and hydrophobic qualities.

Microalgae

Microalgae delivers powerful antioxidants and hyperhydration. It protects the skin from damaging free radicals.

N

Niacinamide

Niacinamide is a water-soluble stable low molecular weight Vitamin B3 with the ability to penetrate the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the skin). It is beneficial for treating dry skin, and t...he apperance of wrinkles and fine lines, spider veins, hyperpigmenation and red blotchiness. It is used topically in cosmetics to prevent photo-damage, diminish acne and has been shown to reduce transepidermal water loss, thereby improving the skin’s barrier function.

O

Oat Extract

Oat is known in skincare for its versatility. The secret of the skincare benefits found in oat is its variety of skin identical lipids and fatty acids as well as its profile of very powerful antioxida...nts. It has anti-inflammatory with anti-histamine properties and is highly efficient when it comes to absorbing and removing dirt and impurities, cleansing the pores, hydrating and softening the skin. Oat supports the physiology of the skin and improves the skin’s barrier function.

Oat Lipids & Oils

Oat is known in skincare for its versatility. The secret of the skincare benefits found in oat is its variety of skin identical lipids and fatty acids as well as its profile of very powerful antioxida...nts. It has anti-inflammatory with anti-histamine properties and is highly efficient when it comes to absorbing and removing dirt and impurities, cleansing the pores, hydrating and softening the skin. Oat supports the physiology of the skin and improves the skin’s barrier function.

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Peptides

Amino acids are the building blocks of life, the natural constituents of living tissues. Our body is made up of proteins (like collagen and elastin), which are long chains of amino acids joined togeth...er. A peptide is a chain of 2 to 20 amino acids. There are 20 different amino acids, some known as “essential”. These cannot be synthesized on their own. The use of amino acid and peptide in cosmetics and supplements are the only ways to supply them for a healthy strong body. The “non-essentials” can be produced by the body but with age, production slows down resulting in unbalanced skin and hair. Verso uses three types of peptides as key ingredients: Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tripeptide-1, and Palmitoyl Glycine.

Poly Hydroxy Acid

Poly Hydroxy Acid functions in the same way as AHA. What makes PHA different from AHA is that it is slightly less irritative due to its larger molecular structure. PHA provide anti-inflammatory and an...tioxidant benefits. It also assists with exfoliation.

Polymer

Polymer is a large molecule composed of a large number of repeated subunits. It acts like an antioxidant and is a water-soluble, functional ingredient in liquid form. The polymer in Verso Anti Polluti...on has the ability to bind metal, remove free radicals and protect the skin against environmental pollution. It should be noted that the polymer is not classified as plastic.

Pomegranate Enzymes

Pomegranate enzymes provide a gentle fruit exfoliator.

Portulaca Extract

A purified extract with soothing and itch relieving properties, as well as antioxidant, DNA protecting and moisturizing benefits.

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Retinol 8

Retinol 8 is a unique Vitamin A complex. Built upon the scientific insights about traditional retinol, Retinol 8 is one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients available on the market today. Eigh...t times as potent as traditional Retinol and 50% less irritative and effective in low concentration, Retinol 8 promotes lifelong skin health. By stimulating the skin’s natural collagen production, Retinol 8 substantially reduces the signs of aging. In combination with Niacinamide and/or Turmeric extracts, the anti-aging effects of Retinol 8 are further improved. Verso is the only skincare brand that offers products with Retinol 8.

S

Salicylic Acid

A beta-hydroxy acid with anti inflammatory properties for unclogging the pores.

Shea Butter

Shea butter contains protective lipids that softens the skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate maintains and attracts water while promoting skin and blood microcirculation and nutrient absorption. It leaves the skin smoother and softer with decreased wrinkles and an overall f...uller appearance.

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil stimulates the synthesis of key lipids, thus strengthening the intercorneocyte cement and ensuring highly effective skin moisturization. The specific sunflower oil in Verso’s treatments ...has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, which is great when using products formulated with Vitamin A or becoming exposed to UV. It is also great for fighting the 24/7 inflammation that occurs in the skin.

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Turmeric

Turmeric is a herbaceous plant native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The active substance of its root is called curcumin. Curcumin is one of the most widely studied botanicals for its ...anti-inflammatory activity. It is a potent antioxidant that scavenges free radicals, thus preventing their formation. This may lead to reduced wrinkles and improved skin hydration. The powerful antioxidant activity of curcumin can also slow down melanogenesis, thereby lightening the skin tone.

V

Vitamin E

An antioxidant that protects the skin from damaging free radicals.

Y

Yeast Extract

Yeast extract optimizes the skin’s hyaluronic acid level, supports elastin synthesis to help the skin better withstand daily stresses and makes active ingredients easier to absorb. The overall effect ...is a smooth, supple and resistant skin.
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