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The GLOSSYBOX Skincare Ingredient Glossary

The GLOSSYBOX Skincare Ingredient Glossary
Ellie Taylor
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GLOSSYBOX Skincare has just landed at LOOKFANTASTIC with their collection of must-have products you need in your routine. With no-nonsense names, natural ingredients and effective formulas, GLOSSYBOX will transform the way you view and use skincare, making it easier to target your complexion concerns. As their products are bursting full of nourishing ingredients, we’ve put together The GLOSSYBOX Skincare Ingredient Glossary so you can learn exactly what is inside your new favourite complexion essentials and understand all the juicy benefits for your skin.

The GLOSSYBOX Skincare Ingredient Glossary

Almond Oil /Emollient/

From the seeds of the Sweet Almond, this light oil, also known as Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis, helps to smooth and nourish dry skin.Grown all over Europe, almond trees are thought to have originated in Asia and were brought along the Silk road from China to the Mediterranean. The oil is rich in Omega 9 and Omega 3 fatty acids and helps to keep skin feeling soft, smooth and conditioned. This can be found in the Exfoliating clay scrub and Night Serum. 

Babassu Seed Oil /Emollient/

This 100% pure Orbignya Oleifera seed oil is obtained from Babassu nuts.Growing predominantly in the dense jungles of Brazil, the oil helps to repair skin by boosting collagen and providing anti-ageing benefits. This can be found in the Purifying Charcoal cleanser, Deep Cream Cleanser, Eye Boost Cream, Night Serum, 3 in 1 Moisturiser, Hydrating Mist and the Gentle Foaming Cleanser.  

Blueberry Seed Oil /Emollient/

Vaccinium Corymbosum, also known as Blueberry seed oil, is a source of Pro-Retinol and is packed full of antioxidant properties to keep your skin looking fresher and younger.Rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 Fatty Acids, the oil can also help soothe eczema and psoriasis. This can be found in the Night Serum and Daily Micellar Gel Cleanser. 

Cactus Stem /Active/

Opuntia Ficus-Indica, also known as Cactus Stem Extract is refined from the Organic Cactus Prickly Pear and helps to Soothe and Moisturise your complexion. Native to Mexico, this cactus dates back to Aztecs who revered it as a sacred plant and is often found in skincare. This can be found in the Daily Micellar Gel Cleanser and Gentle Foaming Cleanser. 

Hyaluronic Acid /Active/

Hyaluronic acid is well known to deeply moisturise your complexion.Found naturally in skin, it plays an important role in keeping the skin elastic and plumped full of moisture. The best bit about Hyaluronic Acid is that it can absorb up to 1000 times it’s own weight in water meaning it is able to hold liquid on top of your skin for longer, making it more nourishing. This can be found in the Hydrating Mist, 3 in 1 Moisturiser, Daily Micellar Gel Cleanser and the Eye Boost serum.  

Kangaroo Paw /Active/

AnigozanthosFlavidus, also knows Kangaroo Paw Extract, is 100% natural and is sourced from organic certified fields in Australia. Utilised for itsabundant nectar, the product leaves skin feeling smooth, supple and refreshed. The ingredient also helps to brighten your skin and contains many anti-ageing properties. This can be found in the Gentle Foaming Cleanser. 

Rice Powder /Scrub/

Oryza Sativa, also known as Rice Powder, helps to buff away dead skin cells and deeply cleanse your pores. The ingredient also helps prevent excess sebum being produced whilst helping to brighten the skin. This can be found in the Exfoliating Clay Scrub to help revitalise your complexion. 

Shea Butter /Emollient/

Butysperum Parkii, also known as Shea Butter, is obtained from the fruit of the Shea Tree, andis then fully refined to add into products. The butter contains high levels of the fatty acids that help to nourish and indulge skin. This can be found in the Purifying Charcoal Cleanser, Night Serum and the Deep Cleansing Cream.  

Tsubaki Oil /Emollient/

Tsubaki Oil is a light, fast absorbing oil selected to maintain skin hydration. Derived from Camellia Japonica, the oil is mainly sourced from the volcanic Jeju island. With high levels of Oleic, an essential fatty acid, the multi-functional oil works to maximise the skin barrier function whilst helping to smooth the complexion. This can be found in the Deep Cream Cleanser, Eye Boost Cream, Night Serum, Exfoliating Clay Scrub,3 in 1 Moisturiser, 3 in 1 Rich Moisturiser, Hydrating Mist, Purifying Charcoal Cleanser and theGentle Foaming Cleanser. 

Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert
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As a beauty fanatic I'm always on the lookout to try and experiment with new products! I’ve been writing about everything beauty for over 3 years and specialise in skincare so have plenty of tips and tricks to help put blemishes at bay and get your complexion glowing. Whilst being a content writer at LOOKFANTASTIC I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible brands including Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and La Mer, taking my understanding of the industry to the next level. In the past I’ve been a freelance makeup artist and have collaborated with brands including NYX and Revolution Beauty on a personal level, sharing my makeup creations for the world to see. My ride or die brands have to be PIXI, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown and I can’t live without my trusty MAC Velvet Teddy!