Verso Skincare Glossary

Our ingredients

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ALLANTOIN

Skin moisturizing agent that provides natural skin protection. Moisturizes and alleviates the appearance of temporary dryness and irritation on skin.

Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Alpha Hydroxy Acids are derived from fruits. They are hydrophilic (attracted to, and soluble in water) and helps to exfoliate old skin cells resulting in a radiant complexion. Alpha Hydroxy Acids are commonly used in skincare to diminish the look of lines and wrinkles while visibly improving firmness, texture, and brightening the skin. AHA’s remarkable water binding properties is ideal for people with normal to dry skin.

Avenanthramides

Avenanthramides origin from oat and provides the skin with calming and soothing benefits.

C

Ceramides

Ceramides promote natural skin protection and long term moisturization, helping the skin to stay hydrated and smooth.

E

Enzymes

Gentle yet effective exfoliator derived from fruit. They are used in cosmetics to soften skin and to smooth hair. Papaya and mango enzymes are also known to help the skin remaining well balanced. The enzymes revitalize the skin through exfoliation leaving it smooth with an even texture.

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Grapefruit Extract

Grapefruit Extract visibly rejuvenates skin and diminish the signs of aging that can be caused by environmental stressors. Grapefruit Extract is designed to restore smoothness, brightness and luminosity while visibly firming the skin.

H

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a so-called special mucopolysaccharide naturally occurring in the human body. It is the most effective humectant available -a substance that promotes retention of moisture. Its unmatched hydrating properties increase smoothness, softness and visibly diminish wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid can attract moisture up to a thousand times its own weight.

HYDROLIZED YEAST EXTRACT

Yeast extract optimizes the level of hyaluronic acid in the skin, strengthening the skin to increase resistant against environmental stressors. The overall result is a smooth and supple skin.

M

Micellar Molecules

Micellar molecules are cleansing molecules, suspended in water, with both hydrophilic and hydrophobic qualities.

Microalgae

Microalgae delivers powerful antioxidants and hyperhydration. It protects the skin from visible effects caused by environmental stressors.

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Niacinamide

Niacinamide is a stable water-soluble with a low molecular weight. Vitamin B3 helps to promote retention of moisture to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, spider veins, hyperpigmentation and red blotchiness. It is topically used in cosmetics to promote appearance of even skin tone, diminish oily complexion and has been shown to have strengthening properties improving the natural skin protection.

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Oat

Oat extract

Oat is known in skincare for its versatility. The secret skincare benefits found in oat is its variety of skin identical lipids and fatty acids, as well as its profile of very powerful antioxidants. It has visibly calming properties and is highly efficient when it comes to absorbing and removing dirt and impurities, cleansing the pores, hydrating, and softening the skin. Oat improves natural skin protection making the skin more resistant to environmental stressors.

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Peptides

Amino acids are the building blocks of life: the natural constituents of living tissues. Our body is made up of proteins (like collagen and elastin), which are long chains of amino acids joined together. A peptide is a chain of 2 to 20 amino acids. There are 20 different amino acids and some are known to be “essential”. These cannot be synthesized on their own. The use of amino acid and peptides in cosmetics and supplements are the only ways to supply them for a healthy-looking, strong body. The “non-essentials” can be produced by the body but with age, the production slows down which can result in visibly unbalanced skin and hair. Verso uses three types of peptides as key ingredients: Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tripeptide-1, and Palmitoyl Glycine.

Poly Hydroxy Acid

Poly Hydroxy Acid functions in the same way as AHA. What makes PHA different from AHA is that it is slightly less irritative due to its larger molecular structure. PHA has soothing, moisturizing and antioxidant benefits. It also assists with exfoliation.

Pomegranate Enzymes

Pomegranate enzymes are a gentle exfoliator derived from fruit.

Portulaca Extract

A purified extract with soothing, antioxidant and visibly calming properties and moisturizing benefits.

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Retinol 8

Retinol 8 is a unique Vitamin A complex. Built upon the scientific insights about traditional retinol, Retinol 8 is one of the most effective visibly rejuvenating ingredients available on the market today. Eight times as potent as traditional Retinol and 50% less irritative and effective in low concentrations, Retinol 8 promotes a lifelong revitalized look. By visibly firming and tightening your skin, Retinol 8 substantially reduces the signs of aging. In combination with Niacinamide and/or Turmeric extracts, the visibly rejuvenating effects of Retinol 8 are further improved.

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SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE

Plant derived extract with powerful hydrating properties. Improves natural skin protection reducing the appearance of dehydration and sensitivity.

Salicylic Acid

A beta-hydroxy acid visibly calming and soothing, effectively unclogging pores from excess oil and dirt.

SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT

A natural salicylic acid (BHA), temporarily calms redness and protects the skin from the visible effects of environmental stressors.  

Shea Butter

Shea butter contains protective lipids to soften the skin.

SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (Vitamin C)

A powerful antioxidant to protect skin from the effects of environmental stressors and to promote healthy-looking skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate maintains and attracts water while promoting radiant and supple skin. It leaves the skin smoother and softer with decreased appearance of wrinkles and with an overall fuller look.

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil strengthens the skin by ensuring highly effective moisturization. The specific sunflower oil used in Verso’s products has excellent calming properties -a great combination to use with products containing Vitamin A. It may alleviate temporary redness and discomfort that can occur on the skin.

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Turmeric

Turmeric is an herbaceous plant, native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Turmeric´s root, Curcumin, is one of the most widely studied botanicals for its visibly calming properties. It is a potent antioxidant that protects skin from the visible effects of environmental stressors. This may lead to the reduced appearance of wrinkles and improved hydration. The curcumin benefits might brighten the skin resulting in a radiant, healthy-looking complexion.

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Vitamin E

An antioxidant that protects skin from the visible effects of environmental stressors.
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