A Breakdown of Active Ingredients

What Constitutes As An Active Ingredient?

Before we get into the active ingredients themselves, let’s talk about what actually counts as an active ingredient. After all, not every ingredient on a bottle is bolded.

While it’s important to know what all the ingredients are, the ones highlighted are generally the ones that make the product useful. They are usually different chemicals that are the centerpieces of the product, and therefore take the most responsibility for the product working. 

Most upstanding beauty brands will be transparent with their ingredients and will highlight the active ingredients in order to give you easy access to the pertinent information. To understand active ingredients more deeply, let’s look at one product and what its active ingredients include.

Fièra Apple Cream

The Fièra Apple Stem Cell Cream is known for its ability to hydrate the skin while also restoring a youthful glow and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. It is extremely useful for women who want to diminish some common signs of aging, and can also work as preventative measures for young adults.

What gives it that ability? You guessed it – the active ingredients.

The Active Ingredients

The Fièra Apple Stem Cell Cream has one main ingredient: apple stem cells (hence the name). But the apple stem cells don’t work alone. The cream is made possible by five primary ingredients.

  • Apple Stem Cells:

Stem cells exist in humans and in plants and fruits.

In humans, there are embryonic stem cells which are regenerative cells that can pretty much develop into whichever necessary cell the body needs. They are extremely adaptable and have healing powers.

Adult stem cells are less adaptive and diminish with age. Human stem cells are not used due to ethical reasons. But, we can take advantage of the power of stem cells using different citrus fruits and apples!

Apple stem cells have restorative and regenerative powers and when used in a moisturizer such as this one, they help reverse signs of aging by healing the skin.

  • Natural Hemp Oil:

This hemp oil is used to help relax and soothe any irritations or blemishes. It does not clog your pores and it can help balance out the oils that naturally arise on your face. 

  • Vitamin A:

A natural boost to the immune system, vitamin A helps your skin heal and can also help with blemish control. It will help even out your skin tone and with its healing powers, can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

  • Vitamin E:

Another good boost to the immune system, vitamin E acts as an antioxidant that helps with protecting and preserving the skin.

Any disruption from free radicals or sun damage is addressed with the presence of vitamin E.

  • Hydrolyzed Collagen:

As you might know, collagen exists in the body naturally to help, among other things, with your skin’s elasticity.

With age, though, our bodies stop producing collagen the way they used to. That is why collagen supplements become important as we age.

Collagen that is hydrolyzed is simply collagen that was made to be absorbed by the skin and the bloodstream, rather than ingested. 


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