Cosmetic Ingredients

Botanical Extracts in Ishtar Products

At Ishtar, we made it our mission to create treatment strength products that contain active ingredients proven to work. We use a foundation of natural (organic if at all possible) skin-friendly ingredients. Each product is designed to make a visible difference. Let us introduce you to some of the botanical extracts in our products.

White Tea Extract

White tea extract is made from the newest and the most tender buds and leaves of a tea bush. Unlike with Green Tea, the White Tea buds and leaves are either left unprocessed or steamed immediately. That means that the White Tea extract has higher levels of catechins, powerful antioxidants that inhibit MMP. MMP are enzymes that increase as we age and degrade collagen and elastin. White Tea extract inhibits this process and protects the skin against the oxidative damage.

Ishtar products that contain White Tea extract

Cleansing Mousse with Organic White Tea Extract

Suitable for all skin types, our Cleansing Mousse uses gentle Ecocert ingredients, White Tea extract for its antioxidant benefits and Lupine protein to condition and soften the skin.

EFA Antistress Oil

EFA Antistress oil combines free radical busting organic White Tea extract with a unique microalgae extract that helps block collagen degrading chemicals. It also contains 10% liposome complex of anhydrous Hyaluronic acid and Tripeptide-29. It is ideally suited for dry and dehydrated skin.

Multi-Ceramide Concentrate

A light fluid that combines a phytosterol complex with skin-identical lipids and plant-derived ceramides. It is suitable for all skin types that suffer from a compromised skin barrier.

Aspen Bark Extract

High in salycin content (similar to the active ingredient in aspirin), Aspen Bark Extract conditions, soften and soothes the skin.

Ishtar products that contain Aspen Bark extract

Trizyme Pore Refining Treatment

Trizyme Pore Refining Treatment combines Papaya, Pomegranate and Pumpkin enzymes to exfoliate the skin and increase cell renewal while still being gentle on the skin. It also contains 1% BHA in the form of Aspen Bark extract to clarify the pores and soothe inflammation. Trizyme Pore Refining Treatment is suitable for all skin types including sensitive.

Prep & Glow PHA toner

An exfoliating toner with 7% D – Gluconic acid and with a pH of 3.5, Prep & Glow PHA toner is designed to speed up cell turnover and improve skin’s hydration and smoothness. Aspen Bark extract clarifies the pores. Prep & Glow PHA toner is suitable for all skin types, but particularly for dull, aging and problem skin.

Prickly Pear Extract

Rich in vitamins and minerals, Prickly Pear extract has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The reason why it is included in our products is that it is also rich in polysaccharides, natural molecules that hydrate and soothe the skin.

Ishtar products that contain Prickly Pear extract

1% and 2.5% Bioactive Retinol Serum

Retinol has many proven skin benefits some of which include the ability to sustain collagen, improve skin texture and minimise the appearance of wrinkles. Both of our Retinol serums use Rovisome technology to encapsulate Retinol in a biocompatible natural membrane. This way Retinol retains its potency and reaches into deeper skin layers to improve the results of the serum. Our serums also contain Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, a natural polysaccharide, that improve hydration and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Canadian Rose Bay Willowherb Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract

Less known, but beneficial for the skin, Canadian Rose Bay Willowherb reduces redness, soothes irritation and has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. It is rich in the biologically active molecule Oenothein-B. In its synthetic form, Oenothein-B is patented due to its anti-inflammatory, non-steroidal effect.

Ishtar products that contain Canadian Rose Bay Willowherb

Skinbiotica Daily Defence

A part of Ishtar’s Skinescue range, Skinbiotica Daily Defence is a soothing recovery serum that restores dermal balance. It combines natural prebiotics to promote a healthy skin ecosystem with calming glucosides to reduce inflammatory cytokines. High levels of cytokines are associated with chronic conditions such as rosacea and skin redness. Canadian Rose Bay Willowherb reduces redness.

Silver Vine Extract

Derived from a plant native to East Asia, Silver Vine inhibits the protein carbonylation in the uppermost layer of the skin. Because of this, it helps to improve the skin’s translucency.

Ishtar products that contain Silver Vine extract

Perfect & Glow Vitamin C Serum

Recently revamped Perfect & Glow Vitamin C serum is formulated with Rovisomes, 2nd generation liposomes, suspended in a hydrating base. The skin absorbs these tiny capsules and vitamin C is released in the epidermis. The benefits of using a vitamin C serum are plentiful and well researched. Our Perfect & Glow Vitamin C serum combines this powerful active with Peptide P3, which refines and renews skin texture. SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) is an antioxidant that reduces oxidative damage to the skin, soothes and conditions.

Perfect & Glow Vitamin C serum is suitable for all skin types and all ages. It brightens, protects and increases collagen synthesis.

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