HIGH PERFORMANCE INGREDIENTS
BRAD Biophotonic Skin Care merges cutting edge bio-technology with natural and organic ingredients to effectively repair, regenerate and rejuvenate the skin.
Here are some of the high performance ingredients you will find in our products. We never use animal testing, parabens, sulfates, dyes or perfumes, and always BPA-free packaging.
Alpha-Arbutin: Arbutin is a botanically derived compound found plants such as Bearberry that has been found to quickly, yet safely, even and lighten skin tone by inhibiting the formation of melanin. In clinical trials, Alpha-Arbutin was found to be more effective than Hydroquinone at lightening the skin.
Multi-Amino Acid Blend: Amino Acids are essential to supply nutrients to nourish the skin, strengthen connective tissue and keep the skin smooth and elastic. Our blend ensures your skin receives the right Amino Acid mix to repair from within.
Argireline/Acetyl Hexapeptide-3: This peptide inhibits the release of neurotransmitters and relaxes the contraction of the muscles of facial expression, so reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Argireline is a safer and milder topical alternative to Botulinum Toxin that targets the same wrinkle formation mechanism. In clinical trials Argireline reduced the depth of wrinkles up to 30% after 30 days of use.
Bearberry Extract: Bearberry leaves contain Alpha-Arbutin that has been found to quickly, yet safely, even and lighten skin tone by inhibiting the formation of melanin. Bearberry is also packed with antioxidants and protects the skin the damage caused by harmful UV radiation.
BRAD Proprietary Crystal Freeze Infusion: Freshly harvested organic plants and flowers are macerated in violet containers, then crystallized and fermented with organic cold processed Aloe Vera to create a potent biophotonic crystal freeze infusion. Ingredients including Gotu Kola, Horsetail, Geranium and Dandelion heal, soothe, regenerate and rebuild the skin.
Camu Camu Berry: Native to the Amazonian Rainforest in South America, Camu Camu is the most potent botanical source of Vitamin C in the world. A powerful anti-aging ingredient, Vitamin C has been proven in clinical trials to reduce the formation of free radicals, significantly stimulate collagen production in the skin, and reduce appearance of photo-damage by inhibiting melanin production.
Colloidal Silver: Colloidal silver is a liquid suspension of the metal silver, and a safe, proven topical antibiotic and antimicrobial agent that calms inflammation and promotes healing.
Gingko Biloba: Used medicinally for thousands of years, Gingko Biloba contains high levels of Quercetin, a natural flavonoid and antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. In clinical trials it has been shown to protect the skin from the damage caused by harmful UV radiation and stimulate collagen production.
Globularia Cordifolia Stem Cell Extract: A botanically derived compound produced from a flower that grows 6,500 above sea level in temperatures of 22 degrees below zero, Globularia Cordifolia extract has been shown in clinical trials to help skin tissue regenerate, detoxify skin cells by removing damaged proteins and other accumulated wastes, and increase the lifespan of skin cells by helping the cell mitochondria produce continuous energy.
Glycolic Acid Bio-Ferment: Derived from sugar cane, Glycolic Acid has the smallest molecular structure of all Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, and is most effective at penetrating the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production so improving the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and photo-damage.
Grapefruit Seed Extract: Grapefruit seeds are a natural antimicrobial and a potent antioxidant loaded with flavonoids and Vitamins A, C + E that reduce the formation of free radicals and protect the skin from the damage caused by harmful UV radiation.
Green Tea: Green tea is a powerful antioxidant that contains polyphenols to reduce skin inflammation, rejuvenate skin cells, and protect the skin from the damage caused by UV radiation. Clinical studies have shown that Green Tea reactivates dying skin cells that are at the end of their life cycle.
Kojic Acid: Kojic acid is a by-product of the fermentation process of Japanese sake and has been found to inhibit melanin production, reduce appearance of photo-damage, and even and brighten skin tone.
Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid: These nano-sized particles of hyaluronic acid, which attract 1000 times their weight in water from moisture in the air, can penetrate the skin to effectively fill up the spaces between the connective fibers collagen and elastin in the skin and draw moisture deep into the dermis giving the skin a plump, smooth appearance.
Lactic Acid Bio-Ferment: An Alpha-Hydroxy Acid extracted from milk, Lactic Acid is an effective exfoliant that has been shown to stimulate cell turnover and cell renewal at a higher rate than Glycolic Acid with less irritation while also hydrating the skin, strengthening its barrier function and brightening skin tone.
Matrixyl 3000/Palmitoyl Oligopeptide & Palmitoyl-Tetrapeptide-7: A blend of two peptides that work in synergy to reconstruct the skin matrix by stimulating collagen and elastin production so reducing the appearance of wrinkles. In clinical trials, Matrixyl 3000 led to a 33% decrease in wrinkle density, a 23% decrease in the volume of wrinkles and a 20% decrease in the depth of wrinkles after 30 days of use.
MSM/Methylsulfonylmethane : MSM is a natural by-product of algae and has been found to ‘lock’ with vitamins and minerals and make the skin’s cell walls more permeable so allowing nutrients and water to flow freely into the skin and be fully utilized, while wastes and toxins flow out. Clinical studies have shown the sulfur present in MSM helps heal, repair and promote elasticity in the skin; relieves skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, and acne; and maintains a proper pH balance on the surface of the skin strengthening it’s barrier function.
Noni: Harvested from the Noni plant, a tropical evergreen tree native to the Pacific Islands, Noni fruit extract is packed with vitamins A, B + C and is a potent antioxidant with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Noni works at the cellular level to stimulate cell regeneration and increase cell function.
Sea Minerals Bio-Ferment Blend: A potent blend of over 92 ocean minerals and trace elements including copper, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfate, and phosphorus to improve cellular function. Blue Green Algae and Irish Moss detoxify, oxygenate, nourish, protect and moisturize the skin while protecting it from harmful UV radiation.
Multi-Peptide Bio-Ferment Blend: Peptides are essential to healing the skin, allowing communication between cells, replacing lost collagen, and protect skin from UV radiation damage. Our blend ensures your skin receives the right mix of Peptides to repair from within.
Phospholipids: Derived from virgin vegetable oils, Phospholipids are comprised of fatty acids that effectively attract and hold on to water to moisturize the skin and strengthen its barrier function. Clinical studies have found that Phospholipids are excellent transdermal delivery systems that can help other ingredients to penetrate the dermal layer.
Pyruvic Acid: A form of Alpha-Hydroxy Acid, Pyruvic Acid has many of the same benefits. Clinical trials have shown it helps to reduce the occurrence of hyper-pigmentation and scarring, evens out skin tone and texture, increases the thickness and improves the texture of the skin, and stimulates the growth of new collagen and elastin.
R Lipoic Acid: The ‘R’ form of Lipoic Acid is the biologically active component that is responsible for its powerful antioxidant effect and has been shown to have superior bio-availability, stability, and potency. In clinical trials it has been proven to significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the skin’s texture
Raspberry Seed Oil: Raspberry seeds contain a high percentage of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids making them a powerful antioxidant with excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Clinical studies have shown Raspberry Seed Oil protects the skin from damage caused by UVB and UVC radiation.
Reishi: Reishi mushrooms have anti-inflammatory properties that help to alleviate skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and eczema. They are also rich in vitamin D, selenium and antioxidants to protect the skin from free radical damage and the signs of premature aging.
Encapsulated Retinol Complex: A highly stable, bio-available form of Retinol, this complex is encapsulated to protect it from oxidation and ensure the retinol is at its most active when applied to the skin. This formulation releases slowly, with minimal irritation and maximum efficacy. Encapsulated retinol has been shown in clinical trials to move two times faster and be maintained into the skin for a longer time than free retinol. Retinol has been proven to stimulate collagen production, increase cell turnover, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and even skin tone.
Salicylic Acid Bio-Ferment/Beta-Hydroxy Acid: An exfoliant with anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, Salicylic Acid, or BHA, has been proven to be able to penetrate into the skin’s pores to effectively prevent breakouts and blemishes. It also improves the skin’s thickness, barrier functions, and collagen production.
Sericin Silk Amino Acid: Hydrolyzed from pure silk fibers, Silk Amino Acids have a low molecular weight allowing them to effectively penetrate and moisturize the skin. As the building blocks of the proteins in our skin, amino acids support the regeneration of connective tissue, cells and metabolism of the skin. Amino acids also have antioxidant properties that help to repair free radical damage and the signs of premature aging.
Snap-8 /Acetyl Octapeptide: Snap 8 is an elongated version of the peptide Argireline that inhibits the release of neurotransmitters and relaxes the contraction of the muscles of facial expression so reducing the appearance of wrinkles. SNAP-8 is a safer and milder topical alternative to Botulinum Toxin that targets the same wrinkle formation mechanism. In clinical trials Snap-8 reduced the depth of wrinkles up to 35% after 30 days of use.
Stay-C 50: A highly stable, bio-available form of Vitamin C and a potent anti-aging ingredient, that has been proven in clinical trials to be a powerful antioxidant, reduce the formation of free radicals, significantly stimulate collagen production in the skin, and reduce appearance of photo-damage and age spots by inhibiting melanin production. Vitamin C also has anti-bacterial properties to prevent the occurrence of acne.
Watercress Extract: Rich in antioxidants, minerals and Vitamin A, C + E, Watercress has been shown to protect the skin from damage cause by harmful UV radiation, improve skin tone and help to alleviate skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and eczema.
Violet Extract: Violet Extract is a natural source of Salicylic Acid and Vitamins A + C. It has been shown to be rich in antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, and extend the life of skin cells and protect them from UVA and UVB radiation.