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15 Amazing active skin care ingredients for a fresh, healthy complexion in 2023

15 Amazing active skin care ingredients for a fresh, healthy complexion in 2023

As with all your favourite Lük products, Instant Glow Tinted Complexion Balm™ harnesses the beauty of nutrient active foods to feed your skin. We use potent and scientifically proven nutrient active food and botanical complexes to nourish, hydrate, and protect for brighter, fresher and healthier skin.

Instant Glow Tinted Complexion Balm™ Ingredients

Discover our favourite 15 skin foods for a fresh, healthy complexion:

  1. Avocado oil
    Avocado oil boasts a host of nutrients to feed skin, including Carotenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Vitamins E, K and C, and Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, Biotin, Folate and Potassium. It's brimming with essential fatty acids including linoleic acid and oleic acid, found to help skin retain elasticity, promote collagen production and encourage healing. Vitamin C delivers antioxidants to help fight free radicals that cause inflammation, dryness and tissue deterioration, while Vitamin E and biotin nourish, moisturise and help heal skin.

  2. Shea Butter
    Shea Butter is the fat harvested from the nuts of the shea tree. It’s high in vitamins A and E so has antioxidant properties, is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, is moisturising and easily absorbed into the skin, is rich in fatty acids and may help reduce acne and the appearance of fine lines and scarring.

  3. Kakadu Plum
    Kakadu Plum also known as Billygoat Plum, Gubinge, or Murunga, is an Australian native plant used for thousands of years by First Nations people. The world’s richest source of Vitamin C, it is a powerhouse of antioxidants + vitamins: it protects, brightens and helps smooths the skin by fighting free radicals that cause oxidative stress and can lead to fine lines.

  4. Pomegranate
    The jewel-like pomegranate is ultra-high in antioxidants such as Vitamin E, C and A. Ellagic acid in pomegranate can promote skin repair to help your body to keep wrinkles at bay. May also protect from the sun's damaging UV rays and the formation of sunspots. It keeps elasticity in your skin while potassium flushes toxins from the body, helping your complexion to remain smooth and glowing.

  5. Jojoba oil
    A luscious and gentle oil derived from the nut of the jojoba plant for soft and supple skin. Widely used for its anti-inflammatory benefits, with soothing Vitamin E to help fight oxidative stress and protect from damage. Jojoba calms and reduces redness and also acts as a humectant to draw moisture into the skin.

  6. Macadamia nut oil
    Macadamia nut oil from the native Australian tree is packed with nutrients, including essential fatty acids like oleic acid, which nourishes and softens the skin, as well as magnesium and potassium. Vitamin E from macadamia oil is easily absorbed, nourishing dry skin and providing protection from damage.

  7. Olive oil
    Squalene rich olive oil is good for you inside and out! Abundant in Vitamins A, E, D and K, it protects and nourishes gently, while helping to encourage cell regeneration and reduce inflammation. Also high in polyphenols which deliver some impressive anti-ageing antioxidant benefits to fight against free radical damage.

  8. Native Australian Noni Plant
    The Noni plant (Morinda citrifolia) is the active ingredient in the proprietary Quora Noni™ Lysate Culture, clinically proven to re-balance skin microbiome, minimises blemishes and the look of pores, flights breakouts and inflammation for truly healthy skin. The Noni plant is rich in antioxidants and nutrients including Vitamin C, A, flavonoids, potassium, linoleic, amino acids and phytonutrients, known for improving the appearance of skin tone and elasticity. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
    In Quora Noni™ Lysate Culture it’s proven to block the communication channels between microorganisms of the skin microbiota and the epidermal cells, in what’s called “dermohacking”. This improves the health and appearance of the skin by “hacking” the communication systems of potentially harmful skin microbiota and has benefits for those with skin conditions, such as psoriasis, rosacea, acne, atopic dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis, among others.

  9. Beta-carotene
    Beta-carotene belongs to a group of coloured pigments called carotenoids. Our bodies convert beta carotene into vitamin A, which is essential for healthy skin. When used in RADICARE®-GOLD with xanthophylls and crambe abyssinica seed oil in Instant Glow Tinted Complexion Balm™ it becomes a core part of a powerful antioxidant complex that acts as your personal Faraday shield – a barrier to oxidative stress from natural and digital radiation, such as high-energy visible light (HEV light, or blue light). RADICARE®-GOLD contains a blend of natural carotenoids from the freshwater alga Tetradesmus obliquus. It simulates the protective mechanism algae use to shield themselves against the oxidative stress caused by radiation. This exclusive blend of carotenoids (the orange pigments found in food) with crambe abyssinica seed oil (high in omega-9) and xanthophylls replenishes the valuable carotenoids of the skin barrier, helping protect skin from the premature ageing and improve skin resilience to the stressors of modern life.

  10. Crambe abyssinica seed oil
    Crambe abyssinica seed oil, also known as Abyssinian oil, it’s both hydrating and protective, with a velvety, non-greasy texture. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory and is high in omega fatty acids, promoting soft skin and acting as a protective barrier to prevent skin dryness. A natural alternative to mineral oils and silicones.

  11. Xanthophylls
    Xanthophylls are a type of carotenoid found in certain species of algae with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

  12. Rosehip
    Rosehip oil is pressed from the fruit and seeds of the rosa canina bush, originating in Chile. Abundant in natural fatty acids to moisturise the skin and encourage cell regeneration. Vitamin A and C deliver a host of antioxidant properties that may reduce environmental damage, boost collagen and reduce fine lines. It is widely favoured for improving skin texture and reducing scars and marks.

  13. Sunflower
    Essential fatty acids and Vitamin E promote skin health, while selenium repairs cellular DNA. Phytoestrogens fight free radicals and reduce wrinkles.

  14. Safflower
    Safflower oil comes from the seeds of the safflower plant. It’s noncomedogenic, meaning it won't clog your pores and its anti-inflammatory effects may help treat acne spots and soothe eczema.

  15. Rosemary oil
    Improves skin health with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds, while easing stress and anxiety with an aromatherapeutic scent.

For more information about each of these ingredients, visit our Glossary.

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