GLYCERIN - a humectant used in moisturizers due to its water- binding capabilities that allow it to draw and absorb water from the air. Glycerin helps the skin retain moisture. It also improves the spreading qualities of creams and lotions. It is a clear, syrupy liquid made by chemically combining water and fat that is usually derived from vegetable oil. It is nonirritating and non allergenic.
GRAPE - used in extract form, it is described as tonic, with anti- inflammatory and decongestant properties. It may act as an antioxidant. Grape can also reduce redness. All of these traits make it particularly beneficial in anti aging, after sun, and other sun care products. Grape’s main constituent is a high proportion of berberin with oxycanthin also present. Grapes contain vitamin C, chlorophyll and enzymes. The value of these components to the skin is based on the method of extract processing and cosmetic manufacturing.
GRAPESEED EXTRACT - (vitis vinifera) considered a counterirritant with soothing and antibacterial properties. See Grape.
GRAPESEED OIL- (vitis vinifera) has moisturizing and nourishing properties due to its high linoleum acid content. Grape seed oil is the fixed oil obtained by pressing grape seeds. More about Grapeseed Oil
GOTU KOLA- traditionally used for couperose condition. It was also used for soothing and anti-itching treatment in dermatological disorders. Gotu Kola is known inhibitor of keratinocyte proliferation, making it useful in the treatment of severely dry skin such as psoriasis. It may also promote circulation and serve as anticellulite ingredient. In addition, gotu kola is considered healing. It is helpful against sunburns and other superficial, though not extensive, burns.