Ingredients under the microscope

Sea Cucumber Collagen 


What is it?

The primary ingredient AND a world-first in skincare, Sea Cucumber Collagen, is overflowing with impressive and unbeatable benefits.

Sea Cucumber, also known as Holothurians, are cylindrical marine invertebrates or 'echinoderms.' The algae they consume is the source of their collagen-containing, nutrient-rich & bio-active-abundant profiles. These bio-actives include:

  • Polysaccharides - Fucoidan
  • Glycosaminoglycans - Chondroitin sulfate (GAGs)
  • Mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs)
  • Phenolics - water-based polyphenols known as phlorotannins

Because the unique make-up of the Sea Cucumber Collagen exists in order to fully protect it from the sunlight as it sits upon the sun-drenched seabed, it is THE perfect form of collagen to harness for our own skins’ benefit.


What does it do?

The complex profile of this aquatic ingredient harbours extraordinary properties, from the crème de la crème in cosmeceutical anti-aging marine collagen, to photoprotective mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs), to skin cell regenerating glycosaminoglycans, to antioxidant-abundant phenolics.

We're talking an endless range of benefits that no other skincare ingredient can even DREAM of offering: antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antiaging, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich, pigmentation and wound healing, hydrating, elasticising and rejuvenating.

Sea cucumber also naturally contains the skin whitening proteins that inhibit tyrosinase which, in turn, further prevents melanogenesis and UV irradiation. Your skin will drink up these properties and benefits as well as its full spectrum of nutrients including vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium and the list goes on...

See our articles for a deeper dive into this elite ingredient!


Orange Stem Cells


 What is it?

Plant stem cells are like animal stem cells, but are extracted from a plant’s roots, fruit or leaves. Specifically orange stem cells, provide a unique and highly bioactive complex of 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 elasticizing, cell renewal, repairing and refreshing, UVR protection and antioxidizing to keep those free radicals at bay. These anti-aging and redox properties 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!


Matrixyl 3000


 What is it?

Matrixyl 3000™ is a peptide synthesized by Sederma Inc. France 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 face 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. More-so, with Matrixyl 3000™added to the formula of Bescher's serum, expect your melanogenesis risk to be reduced again as well as UVR protection.

Matrixyl 3000™ will put you well on the path to achieving those anti-aging and wrinkle-free results of your dreams!


Hyaluronic Acid (HA) 

What is it?

 Hyaluronic Acid (HA) or 'hyaluronan' is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan (yep, the same species of amino acid as those found in the sea cucumber extract 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?

Similar to every other carefully chosen ingredient in the serum formula, hyaluronan catalyses skin cell growth and renewal, provides anti-inflammatory benefits, tumour, and free radical protection, moisturises, and also supports collagen production to maintain skin health, elasticity, and turgidity (bounce.)

Hydrated skin, here you come!