Glossary Of Ingredients

SEA CUCUMBER COLLAGEN

 

What is it?

Our star ingredient and the base of every Bescher product is Sea Cucumber Collagen. Sea Cucumber, also known as "Holothurians", are cylindrical marine invertebrates or "echinoderms." The algae they consume are the source of their collagen-containing, nutrient-rich & bio-active-abundant profiles. The structure of sea cucumbers is mostly made up of collagen, hence why they can heal quickly and survive the extremely harsh seafloor environment.

What does it do?

Sea Cucumber Collagen is a unique source of marine collagen that repairs skin collagen and elastin protein fibers. It also generates a protective layer on the outer skin surface (epidermis) and enhances the homogeneous distribution of collagen fibers in the dermis by promoting an increase in the number and activity of skin fibroblasts.

Sea Cucumber Collagen is composed of echinoderm mutable collagenous tissue (MCT), a unique extracellular matrix with high similarities to human connective tissue. This provides the optimal environment for new collagen biosynthesis, cell regrowth, and tissue repair. What's more Sea Cucumber Collagen contains essential amino acids that assist in preventing skin irritation and damage, provide optimal moisturizing properties, and create a perfect environment for eczema- or acne-prone skin to regenerate.

 

-Found in the Sea Cucumber Collagen Anti-Ageing Cream and the Regeneration Serum.

Orange Stem Cells

ORANGE STEM CELLS

 

What is it? 

Plant stem cells are extracted from a plant’s roots, fruit or leaves. Specifically, orange stem cells provide unique nutrients, antioxidants and skin-loving properties. Most notably, a particular type of antioxidizing agent, kinetin, a plant-based growth hormone, is found in extremely high concentrations in citrus (yep, oranges!). Read on to see what this means for your oh-so-precious visage.

 

What does it do? 

Your skin undergoes constant cell renewal. These anti-aging properties in orange stem cells all exist thanks to the abundance of antioxidants such as polyphenols, flavonoids, peptides and phenolic acids that your skin will drink right up. Kinetin, specifically, protects the protein and nucleic acids in our skin from oxidants, thus enabling cells to excrete free radicals to avoid UVR, oxidization, genetic mutation, pigmentation, and those wretched wrinkles. Clearly, this little round fruit has all-round benefits!

-Found in the Sea Cucumber Collagen Regeneration Serum.

Matrixyl 3000 TM

MATRIXYL 3000

 

What is it? 

Matrixyl 3000™ is a peptide synthesized by Sederma Inc. It is made in France and composed of dual matrikines known as palmitoyl tripeptide-1 and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 (Pal-GHK and Pal-GQPR) - Big words for tiny amino acids that produce even BIGGER results. Think of matrikines as little messengers that tell our skin to restructure and repair, only, in Matrixyl 3000™, the matrikine duo is synthetic. Why not natural, you ask? Because it has been developed in order to mimic these naturally produced matrikines and their many properties due to the fact that natural peptides in the skin have an annoying tendency to degrade with age! (like everything, *sigh*)  

 

What does it do? 

Prepare for some serious skin transformation through increased collagen-production, rapid skin cell turnover and renewal, anti-inflammation, skin pigmentation reduction, UVR protection, as well as the generation of increased blood flow to the skin to generate quicker healing. Matrixyl 3000™ will put you well on the path to achieving those anti-aging and wrinkle-free results of your dreams!

-Found in the Sea Cucumber Collagen Regeneration Serum.

Hyaluronic Acid

HYALURONIC ACID 


What is it? 

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan (yep, the same species of amino acid as those found in the sea cucumber collagen AND the peptides in Matrixyl 3000). Due to its unique structure, it has the mind-boggling ability to exponentially expand by absorbing water up to 1000x its original volume! In cosmetics, HA is synthesized and reinforced in order to replace and BOOST the HA that our skin otherwise naturally contains but loses in the dreaded aging process.

 

What does it do?

Hyaluronic Acid encourages skin cell growth and renewal, provides anti-inflammatory benefits and free radical protection, moisturizes, and also supports collagen production to maintain skin health, elasticity, and turgidity (bounce.) Hydrated skin, here you come!

-Found in the Sea Cucumber Collagen Anti-Ageing Cream and the Regeneration Serum.

 

Munapys

MUNAPSYS

 

What is it? 

Now, THIS is an ingredient you don't see every day. Why? Because it is a fresh (and insanely youthful-looking) face on the cosmeceutical block. What's more, Munapsys is the FIRST active synaptic skincare ingredient EVER. Yes, neuroscience and cosmeceuticals are compatible! What makes it synaptic is the unique way in which this peptide acts on pre-synaptic and post-synaptic levels, targeting the newly discovered protein Munc-18 to prevent the development of the SNARE complex, the process of aging in the skin, and activating the acetylcholine neurotransmitter, respectively… Basically, all scientific jargon and labels that essentially spells skin T.R.A.N.S.F.O.R.M.A.T.I.O.N.

 

What does it do?

Munapsys is a ground-breaking anti-ager due to its firming and collagen-boosting abilities that act on the deepest level to provide unbeatable results, flattening wrinkles, elasticizing tired skin, and dramatically improving the appearance of skin texture. One of the few studies ever done on this new ingredient reported that, within 14 days, the women using a cream with 3% Munapsys saw a ~20% improvement in skin texture and ~36% reduction in wrinkle volume! ONE fortnight!  

-Found in the Sea Cucumber Collagen Anti-Ageing Cream.

Squalene

SQUALANE

 

Squalene

What is it?

Eczema and acne-prone skin rejoice, squalane is here to replace those mineral or oleic oils and nasty chemicals commonly found in typical moisturizers that claim to nourish your skin but leave it oilier than before, sensitive and irritated AND breaking out! SqualEne (with an E) is instead naturally derived from plant sources as a lipid and then stabilized through hydrogenation into squalAne (with an A) to be used in cosmetics as a non-comedogenic emollient and moisturizer.

What does it do?

As an emollient, it hydrates and as a moisturizer, it well... moisturizes! Although it is technically an oil, squalane leaves no oily film and, unlike other oils, it is free from any unpleasant odors. Squalane doesn't just stop there though; it's a free-radical fighter and detoxifier thanks to a multitude of antioxidants and, while providing your skin with a barrier from the elements, it is also a natural booster of collagen meaning sensitive or damaged skin will be glowing and healed again in no time!

Squalane is also naturally anti-bacterial, so acne and eczema suffers won't need to fear clogged pores or reddened and sensitive skin that breaks out or gets irritated with every application (finally!) Our bodies produce squalEne to nourish skin cells, however it falls victim to ageing and exposure to harsh weather or allergens like dust, causing it to degrade rapidly. Hence why squalane is added to the Bescher formula, to make it the perfect nourishing and synthetically stable addition to any skincare, especially for those with excessive sebum production (acne) or eczema flare ups.

-Found in the Sea Cucumber Collagen Anti-Ageing Cream and Calming Cream.

Kakadu Plum Extract

KAKADU PLUM 

 

What is it? 

We're going back to our roots (literally) with this ingredient… Kakadu Plum Extract is from the ripe yellow Kakadu Plum fruit grown in the Northern Territory, Australia. It has been used for thousands of years by Australia's Indigenous Aboriginal peoples as a soothing, wound healing and scar fading antiseptic, so don't just take our word for it when we say this little miracle fruit has some incredible skin benefits! (The locals clearly know best!) These tiny plums are so bioactive that they contain the richest amount of Vitamin C out of ALL known natural sources. We're talking 3000mg of Vitamin C per 100g of fruit!

 

What does it do? 

If you're familiar with Vitamin C, whether it's as ascorbic acid, magnesium ascorbate, or other forms, you'll know how potent this simple micronutrient is, so imagine what the MOST potent source could offer! Combine that ascorbic acid with the phytochemicals gallic and ellagic acid, and you're looking at a true superfruit. Kakadu plum extract proves just how powerful botanicals can be by brightening dull skin, antioxidizing to prevent free-radical damage, protecting from carcinogens, banishing fine lines and wrinkles, soothing inflammation, healing hyperpigmentation and busting acne.  

-Found in the Sea Cucumber Collagen Anti-Ageing Cream.

 

  

CERAMIDES

 

What is it?

Good news, not all fat is bad! In fact, this type of fat is the best! Ceramides are a lipid, or oil, that constitute 50% of your skin's epidermis, aka it's outermost barrier and first line of defence against weather, pollutants and dust. Ceramides attract moisture and hydration. So, when they all join up, ceramides can't help but bond with them. In doing so, your skin barrier is reinforced, renewed and rejuvenated. The more ceramides your skin has, the more plump, even-toned and "glowy" your skin looks.

 

What does it do?

If your skin was a paper mâché sculpture, then your skin cells would be the paper, and the ceramides the vital glue that stops everything from falling apart. Unfortunately, like collagen, our skin loses its ceramides as we age, hence why aged skin becomes drier, extremely delicate, and wrinkly. However, that's not the only way we lose ceramides. Every time we expose our skin to the sun or harsh wind without SPF or moisturiser; Every time we stress over getting to a meeting on time; Every time when we sit in air-conditioning all day; and every time we leave makeup on for too long... we lose ceramides, and that means we also lose skin hydration and nutrient's, increasing the risk of rapid aging, irritation and damage to our skin. (Hellooo eczema and acne flare up!) This is why the Bescher formula utilises natural ceramides that are identical to the ones found on our own skin, to restore your skin back to it's optimal health, texture, tone and shine.

-Found in the Sea Cucumber Collagen Calming Cream.

 

 

MSM

 

What is it?

MSM - or *long breath* Methyl Sulfonyl Methane / Dimethyl Sulfone - is a form of sulfur that naturally occurs in our skin. In fact, sulfur does more than just "occur", it's the 4th most abundant mineral in our entire bodies! This organic mineral is the purest type of sulfur, and is found in all organisms, making it the most bioavailable type too. Adding MSM into your skincare routine is vital as eczema- or acne-afflicted skin cannot heal properly without it.

 

What does it do?

Think of MSM as a golden gateway to your skin, it allows all the goodness in, and stops all the bad stuff in its tracks. It protects the collagen and elastin in our skin while also increasing it; creating skin that appears firm, non-irritated, bright and bouncy. It also reduces inflammation and pigmentation by boosting the absorption of protective antioxidants and reducing inflammatory cytokines. So those of us with eczema or acne truly benefit from this remarkable type of sulfur. However, there's a catch... skin that is dry or irritated or inflamed loses its potency of MSM. Without MSM, our skin cannot produce elastin and collagen, absorb Vitamin C and antioxidants, or repair itself... AND what does that lead to? Aged, dull, inflamed and damaged skin. AND then... acne and eczema. (Ugh, it's just one big vicious cycle!) This is why the Bescher calming cream wouldn't be able to regenerate and renew damaged skin like it does without this superstar ingredient.

 -Found in the Sea Cucumber Collagen Calming Cream.

 

ANTIOXIDANTS IN A BLEND OF NATURAL OILS AND WAXES 

 

What is it?

Antioxidants are free-radical fighting molecules or compounds commonly found in plants, and colourful fruits or vegetables. They protect the skin from these free-radicals and oxidative stress often caused by exposure to harsh weather or sun, especially UVR and UVA rays. Free radicals, particularly the dreaded hydroxyl radicals that breakdown our skins defensive enzymatic activity and strip the skin of UV protection, cause over 80% of the accelerated extrinsic ageing, irritation and damage that occurs to our skin when it's unprotected.

 

What does it do?

Let’s talk avocados: when an avocado is left open and exposed to all the elements (heat, air, humidity) it turns brown, shrivels, rots and then we throw it away. (There goes that smashed avo toast we were wanting for breakfast!) The same thing happens to our skin without the help of antioxidants. As the name suggests, antioxidants anti-oxidise, delaying or completely stopping this process of oxidative stress and cell-damage that we inadvertently expose our skin to all-day-every-day if we don't protect it. Free radicals enter our exposed skin, altering its DNA; disturbing its sensitive balance of proteins, lipids and amino acids; and damaging the skin cells that maintain its health and regeneration process.

Unfortunately, when we're prone to irritation or other skin issues like eczema and acne, free radicals are attracted even more to our type of compromised skin because they can cause damage here the quickest. Therefore, by using a potent blend of antioxidants in sensitive- skin friendly natural oils and waxes, the Bescher eczema cream allows our skin to quickly absorb these molecules and compounds that provide a protective barrier and free- radical scavenging army to stop further damage such as oxidation, cell damage, melanogenesis and irritation.

-Found in the Sea Cucumber Collagen Calming Cream.

 

 

OUR PROMISE

CLEAN free from nasties including parabens, silicones, dyes, PEGS, heavy metals, GMOs, mineral oil, sulfates, phthalates, SLS, chemical sunscreens, palm oil (and derivatives), formaldehyde, ethanolamine and more! 

SUSTAINABLE ingredients and small-batch production.

AUSTRALIAN made and owned, containing globally sourced and native Australian ingredients.

100% RECYCLABLE  packaging and bio-degradable shipping bags.  

FRAGRANCE-FREE and suitable for sensitive skin.



Sea Cucumber Collagen Anti-Ageing Cream full Ingredient list:

Water, Glycerin, Macadamia oil, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Squalane, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, Carbomer,  Marine Soluble Collagen (Sea Cucumber Collagen), Acety Hexapeptide-1,   Hyaluronic Acid,  Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract,   Sodium PCA, Polyquaternium-7,   Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, , Triethanolamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate   

 

Sea Cucumber Collagen Regeneration Serum full ingredient list: 

Aqua, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Hyaluronic Acid, Marine Soluble Collagen (Sea Cucumber Collagen), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis, Callus Culture Extract, Polyquaternium 7, Sodium PCA, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol,  Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Gluconolactone, Calcium Gluconate 

 

Sea Cucumber Collagen Calming Cream Full Ingredients List 

Demineralised Water, Shea Butter, Caprilyc/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Glyceryl Stearate/peg 100, Natural Glycerin, Vegetable Squalane, Niacinamide, Dimethyl Sulfone, Sea Cucumber Collagen, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Ceramide NP, Ceramide Ap, Glycine Soja Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Beta-tocopherol, Gamma-Tocopherol, Delta-Tocopherol, D-Alpha-Tocopherol, Ceramide EOP, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.