Glossary - V

Glossary - V


Vitamin C

- a water-soluble vitamin C6H8O6 found in plants and especially in fruits and leafy vegetables or made synthetically and used in the prevention and treatment of scurvy and as an antioxidant for foods -- called also ascorbic acid


Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract

- Potent antioxidant. Anti-microbial and nourishing properties help clear acne-prone skin.


Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Juice

- Potent antioxidant. Anti-microbial and nourishing properties help clear acne-prone skin.


Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract

- Reduces capillary permeability and fragility. Promotes collagen synthesis and inhibits collagen degradation. Stabilizes connective tissue and has antioxidant properties.


Venuceane TM (Thermos Thermophilus)

- Extracted from a deep sea microorganism. It inhibits oxygen free radicals to repair and protect skin against the damage caused by UVA rays. It detends against cell membrane damage and strongly protects phospholipids from peroxidation.


Vigna Aconitifolia (Moth Bean) Seed Extract

- The polyphenol content of the seed provides a botanical alternative to retinol. Helps to accelerate the renewal of the epidermis and stimulate fibroblast collagen synthesis.


Vitamin B Complex (See also Panthenol)

- Application to the skin increases resistance to irritation by noxious chemicals and photoaging and prevents immunosuppression. Improves the skin's ability to take in oxygen and help to keep the production of sebum at appropriate levels. Also, helps the skin tolerate sun and maintain a smooth, non-dry surface; may also improve facial pigment conditions


Vitamin E (Tocopherol/Tocopherol Acetate)

- An antioxidant superstar that stimulates the immune system, protecting skin from the adverse effects of oxidative stress including photoaging. Important to apply Vitamin E topically to the skin to replenish the amount lost by the action of ozone on the skin.


Vitis Vlnifera (Grape) Seed Extract

- A a light, thin oil that contains linoleic acid. Grape seed contains proanthocyanidins, which are very potent antioxidants; helpful for diminishing the sun's damaging effects and lessening free radical damage. Proanthocyanidins are also helpful in wound healing.


Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil

- Powerful antioxidant with soothing, antibacterial and reparative properties.


Voluplus (Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil and Macelignan)

- A cosmetic ingredient containing a natural active ingredient from nutmeg solubilized in macadamia oil. It works naturally and safely on the adipose cells increasing breast volume and improving curves.