Herbalbright Complex™ is our proprietary blend of botanicals. Packed with powerful antioxidants, these plants work synergistically to help improve the appearance of sun damaged skin. Natural resveratrol (present in Japanese Knotweed), licorice and lemon peel bioferment help to brighten and even skin tone.
Ferulic Acid is a soothing antioxidant that can also help improve the stability and effectiveness of other antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E. It helps rejuvenate dry, stressed skin and improve the appearance of an uneven skin tone.
Kojic Acid is a gentle exfoliator. It can help brighten skin and improve uneven skin tone. The story goes that it was originally discovered when someone noticed that the hands of Japanese saki makers were beautifully bright and smooth, even though the rest of their skin was old and weathered. Kojic acid can be derived from koji, which is created during the sake brewing process from fermented rice. Ours is obtained from mushrooms.
Bearberry (Uva ursi) Fruit also known as kinnikinnick, is packed with powerful antioxidants. The leaves have a high concentration of hydroquinone, primarily in the form of arbutin (Arbutin is a distant relative of hydroquinone, but is totally natural and more gentle on the skin), thus giving bearberry extract its ability to brighten the skin. It can help rejuvenate skin and lessen the signs of aging. This sweet little plant carpets the forests in our Central Oregon mountains year-round.
Lemon Peel Bioferment is a prebiotic, supporting healthy skin, brightening darker spots and patches and helping improve the appearance of dull, lack skin. Whole lemon fruits are macerated and incubated with Lactobacillus lacti (the same bacteria used to produce many fermented food products like cheese and sour cream). This ferment is then further processed to remove the potential allergens, citral and geraniol. The resulting ferment is said to have high antioxidant activity.