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Glossary

Aromatherapy

IN SKIN CARE

This method utilizes essential oils, primarily from medicinal plants, which are capable of penetrating deeply into the skin. They thus express their positive effects not only in the epidermis, the outermost skin layer, but on the subcutaneous level as well. During application of essential oil-based care products, the evanescent aromatic components are also taken in through the nose, efficiently intensifying the treatment benefits.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Aromatherapy Associates

Babchi

Bakuchiol is the oil of the Psoralea corylifolia plant, commonly known as babchi. It is used primarily in Ayurvedic applications and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The active substances in this oil stimulate the production of collagen and of elastin fibers. Similar to vitamin A, babchi has highly effective regenerative properties and thus contributes to the reduction of minor wrinkles and fine lines.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Omorovicza Miracle Face Oil, Oskia Super 16 Serum

Botox-like effect

IN SKIN CARE

The elevated excitability of muscle tissue is what causes individual wrinkles to keep digging increasingly deeper trenches into the skin. The relaxation phase of these highly stimulated muscles is also curtailed, compounding the problem – wrinkles are deepened and stabilized. In this situation, polypeptide compounds can act as Botox surrogates to deliver relaxation and a smooth, even complexion. The active ingredients inhibit the transmission of excitability from the neurons to the muscles, causing the muscle contractions to become less intense or disappear altogether, depending on the amount of active ingredient in the formulation.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Natura Bissé Inhibit, Omorovicza Blue Diamond, Mila d’Opiz "The Forbidden Serum"

Colloidal gold

“Activated gold” is used to support the natural biorhythm of the skin. As an endogenous trace mineral, gold helps to regulate hormone production in the glands. According to the Ayurvedic tradition, this prized precious metal strengthens the heart and nervous system, fosters stamina and willpower. The fortifying properties of gold promote active cell regeneration and strengthening of the cell wall. Colloidal gold directly influences the heart chakra, which has a harmonizing effect on the entire organism, producing a state of inner balance. The skin takes on a beautiful radiance and is visibly strengthened. It is also able to maintain the newly established balance, regardless of immediate environmental influences.


You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Julisis day care products, Omorovicza Gold Flash Firming Serum, Omorovicza Gold Night Drops, Omorovicza Gold Rescue Cream, Omorovicza Gold Hydralifting Mask, Omorovicza Gold Eye Lift, Omorovicza Gold Shimmer Oil, Omorovicza Gold Sugar Scrub, Mila d’Opiz Phyto De Luxe, Mila d’Opiz Phyto Gold Essence, Mila d’Opiz Phyto De Luxe Forbidden Serum

Colloidal silver

Paracelsus believed that silver was the element that regulates the movement of all fluids, maintaining a regular rhythm within the body, as the moon governs the tides. It promotes the absorption or secretion of fluids – in conjunction, in fact, with the current phase of the moon – and regulates cyclical process within the human body. Colloidal silver supports the parasympathetic nervous system, providing soothing and balancing benefits, and has a direct effect on the sexual chakra. It also activates the dream center of the brain for deep, refreshing sleep. In addition, colloidal silver neutralizes free radicals; supports detoxification processes throughout the body; and purifies the skin.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Julisis Night Care Products

Cosmeceutical

The term “cosmeceutical” is used to describe a product born of the union of cosmetics and pharmaceutical knowledge and benefits. This product type revolves around providing optimal skin tolerance combined with remarkable regulating and regenerative effects. Cosmeceuticals are indicated especially following surgical procedures and for the treatment of scars and damaged skin.


You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in !QMS, 111 SKIN, Nescens, Zelens

Cryotherapy

IN SKIN CARE

In medical cryotherapy (treatment with applications of cold) body temperature is temporarily reduced, either entirely or in the targeted area only. This is done, for example, to relieve inflammation or loosen up musculature. In a skin care context the minor “cold shock” triggered by the application of a “cryo” product has the effect of minimizing or suppressing sensory impulse conduction and catabolic processes. Thus the negative effects of stress factors can be reduced, which boosts regeneration processes in the skin.


You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in 111 SKIN

Edelweiss extract

Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) actually originates in Asia, but has been at home in the Alps, at altitudes of 1,500 to 3,400 meters, for many millennia now. At such heights the plant is exposed to strong UV-radiation and extreme weather conditions. To survive in this harsh climate edelweiss has developed a protection system specifically adapted to its organism; it contains high levels of substances with an antioxidant effect. Edelweiss extract is thus extremely effective at combatting free radicals and is used in skin care products as a high-performance anti-aging agent. It protects the skin from UV radiation and thus counteracts skin aging and wrinkles.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Natura Bissé Diamond Extrême Cream, Natura Bissé Diamond Instant Glow Mask, Cellcosmet Masque Précieux

Fresh cells

IN SKIN CARE

The principal of this technology is based on a method of complimentary medicine developed by Geneva doctor Paul Niehans in 1931. In contrast to the medical method, the skin care applications use only botanical fresh cells (also known as live or living cells). These active plant cells are able to transmit “fresh” energy to aging, devitalized skin cells, literally revitalizing and thus extending the lifespan of epidermal cells.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Cellcosmet, Bellefontaine, La Vallée

Glutathione acceleration

Glutathione is a tripeptide that occurs naturally in plant and animal tissues and protects all the cells of the body from damaging oxidation processes. However, glutathione levels in the body sink measurably with age. The launch of the patented substance NAC Y2 was a watershed, making it possible to stimulate production of this substance in the cells. Supplementary glutathione enables the skin to better protect itself from degenerative processes, extending the lifespan of skin cells.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in 111 SKIN, Oskia Renaissance 360 Supreme Cream

Homeopathy

IN SKIN CARE

The addition of plant extracts in homeopathic form – that is, in keeping with the teachings of medieval physician, herbalist and mystic Paracelsus – are an effective enhancement to purely organic skin care. Holistic products of this kind, formulated according to the principals of subtle vibration with which homeopathic essences are made, provide fine-tuned cell nutrition and tangible results.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Julisis Skincare

Kigelia africana

Kigelia Africana, also known as the sausage tree due to the shape of its fruit, is native to the southern part of the African continent. The fruit is rich in flavonoids and other antioxidants that protect the skin from the negative effects of UV radiation and reduce pigmentation disorders significantly. The extract has powerful soothing and regenerative properties. Minor wrinkles and fine lines are reduced and the tissue becomes firmer and more resilient.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Natura Bissé Bodycare-Products, !QMS Neck & More, Cellcosmet Cellbuste, Terres D’Afrique Up Lifting Serum, Terres D’Afrique Body Butter, Terres D’Afrique Rescue Hand Balm

MSM

The beauty mineral

MSM is a naturally occurring sulfur compound that was first identified in certain types of marine algae. The substance is now widely recognized as an important component of a healthy diet. The sulfur content plays an important role in maintaining a healthy metabolism. It is also responsible for the formation of keratin, collagen and elastin, and thus influences the firmness and structure of the body’s connective tissue. Moreover, new research has shown that MSM is also a powerful detox agent, helping to rid the organism of damaging toxins. MSM thus makes a unique contribution to promoting youthful skin and a refreshed complexion. It minimizes existing fine lines and minor wrinkles and reshapes tissue for increased firmness and density.

You will find this effective ingredient at Spitzenhaus in Oskia Nutritional Cosmetics

Minerals from thermal water

More than 2,000 years ago the ancient Romans discovered the beneficial effects of thermal water. As a result, over the centuries that followed a glorious spa bath culture developed that has retained its allure to the present day. The minerals and trace elements in thermal water support all of the skin’s own metabolic processes. The ability of these substances to optimally tap the metabolic resources of the skin contributes to producing a fresh, youthfully radiant appearance and helps you feel “good in your skin”.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Omorovicza Cosmetics

Narcissus

to combat skin aging

For some time, scientific theories have suggested that the cell-division capability of individual skin cells is limited. Each one can divide around 50 times before its natural regeneration capacity is exhausted, and the cell atrophies. While many classic anti-aging substances accelerate skin regeneration by stimulating cell division, a new effective ingredient derived from the narcissus aims at “calming” the skin cells, slowing down cell division and thus prolonging the life of the individual cells.

The narcissus flower spends the winter in slumber, as a bulb. An extract from these “resting” bulbs contains many calming elements that decelerate cell division. This effect has been proven in studies by independent laboratories on keratinocytes and fibroblasts. When the special active substance from the narcissus is present, the cells “calm down”, divide more slowly, and thus have more time to fully develop their protective functions. Protected skin, which takes cell division at a more leisurely pace, stays young longer. After just a brief period of application, lines and minor wrinkles are visibly reduced, the skin becomes firmer and more youthful and the complexion looks refreshed.

You will find this effective ingredient at Spitzenhaus in Alpéor Serum Ulticell, Alpeor Creme Ulticell, Alpeor Cure Ulticell, Omorovicza Inst. Perfecting Serum, Tata Harper Elixir Vitae Serum, Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum, Tata Harper Concentrated Brightening Serum, Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum

Omega-3 essential fatty acids

The substances known as highly unsaturated fatty acids occur naturally in especially high concentrations in sunflower, thistle, wheat germ, black cumin seed and grape seed oils. A component of the skin’s own naturally produced ceramides these fatty acids are especially vital to the construction of the outer skin layer, strengthening the barrier function of the epidermis. Ceramides are thus literally essential for healthy, resilient skin. Our body requires numerous substances that must be ingested with foodstuffs, including the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. A deficiency of them can have very negative effects on our skin, and indeed our entire organism. Highly unsaturated fatty acids improve the skin’s water reservoir capacity, strengthen immune defenses, and are highly effective in treating scaly and/or irritated skin.

You will find this effective ingredient at Spitzenhaus in Zelens Z-22 Absolute Intense Oil, Omorovicza Miracle Oil, Omorovicza Gold Rescue Cream, Omorovicza Body Cream, Omorovicza Lip Balm, Terres D’Afrique skin care products, Julisis Facial Oil Serum, Oskia Super 16 Collagen Serum, Oskia Restorating Oil, Oskia Nutri-Active Day Cream

Organic skin care

THE NEWEST GENERATION

To create contemporary products that meet the demands of today modern organic cosmetics draw on centuries of accumulated knowledge about medicinal plants and their healing applications. Cutting-edge extraction and infusion methods convert the active substances into a form that is optimally bio-available to the skin. They are thus able to deliver proven extraordinary effectiveness. Certified organic skin care products are completely free from parabens, mineral oils and silicons. They contain no artificial coloring or aromatic agents and are 100 % pollutant-free. No animal testing is conducted in the creation of these products or their ingredients

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Tata Harper, Grown Alchemist, Alpéor

Phytosterols

Phytosterols are important components, found in the cell membranes of plants and the oils derived from them (avocado oil, shea butter, sea buckthorn, soy and wheat germ oils). Due to their similarity with the lipids present in the barrier layer of our epidermis these substances, with their ability to soften and make supple, are used to fill gaps in our weakened skin barrier layer. They thus effectively work to counteract transdermal moisture loss, strengthen the protective acid mantle of the skin and improve its defense function. Phytosterols are successfully employed in the treatment of conditions such as dryness, hypersensitivity and skin irritations. They provide immediate relief, protection and a sense of wellbeing.

You will find this effective ingredient at Spitzenhaus in
Zelens Z-22 Absolute Face Oil, Mila d’Opiz Phyto Lift Cream, Omorovicza Miracle Face Oil, Tata Harper Elixir Vitae, Susanne Kaufmann Advanced Anti-Aging System Day Cream Skin Renewal Prot. SPF Day Cream Skin Renewal Protection SPF 15, Susanne Kaufmann Advanced Anti-AgingSystem Night Cream Repair Skin Control, Cellcosmet Biological Anti-Cellulite Cream

Probiotics

Bacteria for beautiful, healthy skin

Our skin is a microcosm, colonized billions of times over by a wide range of bacteria that form the microbial protective shield of our skin – the skin flora. An imbalance in this defense system results in visible negative effects on our skin. This is often the source of hypersensitivity reactions and irritations. But when the skin flora is healthy and intact damaging germs have a hard time gaining a foothold. When the veritable army of protective bacteria comes under attack its produces proteins that kill the invaders. The healthy bacteria are responsible for maintaining the acid mantle of our skin and also break down waste products, such as scales from flakey or callused skin, and sebum.

Daily cleansing and environmental factors impair the vital balance – the protective acid mantle is able to regenerate, but the process slows down increasingly with age. Unwelcome germs and negative environmental influences can exploit any gap in the defense shield. Now, modern skin care products fortified with probiotic substances, such as lactic acid bacteria, can help to reestablish this protective shield and sooth irritated skin.

You will find this effective ingredient at Spitzenhaus in Zelens Z Matrix Energy & Moisture Infusion, Oskia Renaissance Clensing Gel, Oskia Perfect Cleanser, Oskia Nutri Active Day Cream, Omorovicza Intensive Hydralift Cream, Omorovicza Gold Night Drops, Tata Harper Elixir Vitae Eye Serum, Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask, J. Piotaz The Exfoliator

Progerin control

Progerin is a natural component of the structural proteins (lamina) found in the nucleus and membrane of a cell. An increased presence of progerin in the cell nucleus leads to a significant decrease in subcutaneous fatty tissue: the skin gradually loses its natural underlying padding. That results in loss of firmness and resilience and an acceleration of biological aging processes. A biological active ingredient regulates and inhibits the production of the natural substance progerin. This significantly slows the natural aging process of the skin. The tissue quickly regains youthful freshness, firmness and tone.

You will find this effective ingredient at Spitzenhaus in 111 Skin Y Lift Neck & Décolletage Serum, Natura Bissé Life Infusion Nachtserum, Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme Oil

Regeneration of dermal stem cells

A Swiss research team has succeeded in locating the seat of dermal stem cells – the “mother cells of the dermis” – and discovered how to use botanical stem cells to boost their effectiveness. This innovation can trigger a significant improvement in the condition of dermal tissue. Until now, modern skin care has only been able to fully express its benefits in the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin. This new type of stem cell, however, advances into new terrain, unfolding its prodigious benefits in the deeper skin layer known as the hypodermis.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Cell Premium, Bellefontaine, Mila d’Opiz „The Skin Whisperer“, J. Piotaz The 9-D Serum, J. Piotaz The Mask & Luxury Night Ceam

Regeneration of epidermal stem cells

A Swiss research team has succeeded in locating the seat of epidermal stem cells – the “mother cells of the epidermis”. The introduction of plant stem cells, for example those of the root meristem of the apple tree, revitalize endogenous stem cells of the skin that have become inactive, stimulating them to reinstate cell division. Minor wrinkles and fine lines are filled out astonishingly effectively from within, resulting in a youthfully fresh and radiant complexion.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Bellefontaine Cellstemine Produkten, La Vallée, Mila d’Opiz, Zelens, Natura Bissé, J. Piotaz, Alpéor Ulticell

Royal fern

This evergreen fern variety (Osmunda regalis) is extremely resistant to UV rays and environmental pollution and is also an effective moisture dispenser. For over 400 million years this plant has continuously adapted to the changing conditions on earth. International studies have proven that the valuable constituent substances of the fern have a measurable positive influence on all signs of skin aging. These effective substances stimulate regeneration processes and repair existing skin damage. The antiinflammatory properties of the plant sooth the skin and provide moisture. Pigmentation is evened out for a smoother-looking complexion.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Royal Fern

Shiso

Shiso is also known as Japanese basil. The plant contains especially high levels of polyphenols (rosmarinic acid) and triterpenes (ursolic acid). Both of these natural substance groups have exceptional antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antibacterial and antiallergenic properties. The extract of the shiso leaf offers proven protection from the negative effects of free radicals and effectively sooths reactive, sensitive skin. In traditional Japanese art of herbal medicine known as Kampo, shiso is known for its detoxifying powers. The oil from the leaf is also very rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

You will find this effective ingredient at Spitzenhaus in Zelens Aka Shiso Mineral Shower Gel, Zelens Hydro Shiso Moisturizer, Zelens Absolute Face Oil, Zelens Lip Balm

Sirtuin technology

Young cells constantly communicate with each other. For example, when the hyaluronic acid level in the skin drops signals are immediately sent to the fibroblasts (connective tissue cells) to step up production. As these cell signals weaken over time the skin becomes dryer and loses elasticity: wrinkles appear. Sirtuin technology helps the skin to help itself. Deploying specific signal proteins that improve cell communication, the skin is enabled to tap its own regenerative powers.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Natura Bissé The Cure, Omorovicza, Mila d’Opiz

Stem cell technology

IN SKIN CARE

First deployed in the year 2009, botanical stem cells have been an integral part of modern skin care ever since. Their introduction has significantly improved the overall performance of skin care products and their effect on the epidermis. 2015 saw a new breakthrough in stem cell technology: a Swiss research team had succeeded in locating the seat of the dermal stem cells – the subcutaneous skin cells.Using botanical stem cells they had also found a way to significantly boost dermal cell functionality. This breakthrough innovation made it possible for an active skin care ingredient to directly influence this deeper skin layer and demonstrably improve tissue condition.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Cell Premium, Bellefontaine, J. Piotaz, Alpéor Ulticell

Telomerase inhibition

IN SKIN CARE

The double helix molecule of our chromosomes is capped on both ends with two end pieces called telomeres. With each cycle of cell division the four end sections become shorter. After just fifty divisions these end pieces have already been shortened by half. From this point on the cell will no longer divide. An exclusive active ingredient inhibits this process, keeping the ends of the chromosome from shortening too rapidly. This extends the lifespan of the skin cell and also lends protection to the cell renewal cycle.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus in Natura Bissé Diamond Life Infusion, Zelens Youth Concentrate

Triple collagen technology

PATENT HELD BY !QMS

Collagen production decreases with advancing age. As a result moisture levels in the skin drop, and small wrinkles and fine lines begin to appear. Thanks to the groundbreaking technology from !QMS, collagen is reintroduced to the epidermis to promote regeneration.

You will find this effective principle at Spitzenhaus exclusively in !QMS products

Vitamin C

Vitamins but are essential for the healthy functioning of our body, but the body cannot produce most vitamins by itself, so they must be supplemented nutritionally. This includes vitamin C. An especially potent antioxidant, vitamin C is a key player in skin care. It protects the skin from the negative effects of free radicals and stimulates the production of collagen tissue fibers, which boosts resiliency and elasticity. Vitamin C effectively helps prevent hyperpigmentation, giving the complexion an even tone and a fresh, radiant glow.

You will find this effective ingredient at Spitzenhaus in Zelens Vitamin C Drops, Natura Bissé C+C Produkten, Royal Fern Serum, Oskia Renaissance Brightlight, 111 Skin Space Anti-Oxidant Booster, 111 Skin Space Brightening Booster, Omorovicza Gold Flash Firming Serum, Omorovicza Mineral UV Shield SPF 30