Ingredients

MMSkincare serums and masks are formulated with luxurious biodynamic plant-based active ingredients, clinically proven to work with, and optimize, your body’s own dynamic, sophisticated mechanisms of repair and rejuvenation. Adaptogens such as wild indigo and baobab extracts, pre- and probiotics, photodynamic seaweed and plankton, and heat-activated deep-sea enzymes function together as an organic, brilliant communication system for your healthiest looking skin ever.

All MMSkincare serums and masks contain the incredibly effective core cocktail called the Dynamic Essence, our proprietary deluxe ingredients included in all of our luxurious products. A powerful mix of adaptogenic botanicals, hyaluronic acid moisturizers, essential vitamins, antioxidants and pre/probiotics revives and brings your skin into a beautiful balance.

Dynamic Adaptogens: the coolest thing in skincare! These hero ingredients adapt to your own skin's needs like when your skin is red, MMSkincare responds!

Wild Indigo: reduces all types of stress and fatigue (including pollution) in the skin by reducing cortisol production and boosting beta-endorphins for rapid improvement of skin radiance and health.

Baobab Seed RNA: The Baobab tree species, also known as Adansonia digitata, is native to the hot and dry countries in sub-saharan Africa. The tree is sometimes referred to as the upside down tree, named for it's fruit and the way that the branches look like roots. Baobab seed extract is found in all three of our product lines and has the highest concentration in Revive. It promotes rapid adaptation to environmental stress and homeostasis.

Moisturizers: our sumptuous serums are super lightweight, invisible touch feeling moisturizers.
Hyaluronic Acid: powerful humectant to hold moisture.

Glycerin: powerful humectant to hold moisture.

Soothers: everyday our skin takes a hit from the environment like wind or masks or pollution so our soothers really help protect your sweet skin.


Aloe juice: there are so many benefits to aloe from ancient medicinal to current cosmetic uses. Our aloe extract is insanely silky and soothes your skin while making it feel a little bit tighter and glowier.

Green tea extract: full of caffeine, supersonic antioxidants called polyphenols for anti-aging, and also is helpful with maskne and acne due to its natural antibacterial and sebum oil reduction called epigallocatechin gallate aka EGCG for you geniuses!

Anti-Aging & Luminosity: who doesn't want some alluring, resplendent skin?!
Niacinamide (B3): kind of a miracle ingredient! Our special niacinamide soothes inflamed skin such as roseacea, maskne, acne, and sun damaged; reduces pore size, reduces hyperpigmentation and scarring, helps boost skins collagen production resulting in firmer plumper skin. It even boosts ceramide production in the skin supporting a healthy barrier. See what we mean by miraculous?

Pro-vitamin B5: AKA Pantothenic Acid! This bonafide ingredient is a gallon of hydration for your skin. It works to combat dry and itchy red skin.

Vitamin E: A super anti-oxidant working overtime to fight pollutants and environmental stressor, known as free radicals. This ingredient assists in Preservation Aging by battling these toxins which can wreak havoc on our skin!

Chia Seed oil: Ch-ch-ch-CHIA! Chock full of essential fatty acids which aid in decreasing the inflammatory response in our skin. In winter our skin can be dry and angry, and this miracle ingredient is like a luxurious dip in a pool of gorgeous oil to hydrate, calm and radiate!

Probiotics: did you know your skin has a friendly blanket of living bacteria and yeast on it called a microbiome? Just like your gut needs its microbiome to pre-digest food, your skin needs its helpful microbiome to remain healthy and happy.

Pre and Pro-biotic mixture of:

  • Alpha glucan oligosaccharide: A powerful pro-biotic which has water binding capabilities and assists in stimulating fresh microflora to support our skin's microbiome.
  • Polymnia sonchifolia root juice: A conditioner for your face! This ingredient is utilized in our product to drastically improve your skin's appearance and texture. Your skin will feel like buuttah!
  • Lactobacillus: The most common probiotic found in food like greek yogurt. Calms and comforts the skin to instantaneously alleviate dryness and irritation. Our trusty lacobacillus works to soothe and balance the skin similar to the mechanism in which probiotics can relieve stomach issues.

MMBalance

Fight maskne and acne breakouts

Shrink pores

Calm redness

The MMBALANCE Serum and Mask are the solution when your skin shows: inflammation, acne, rosacea, redness, dryness, sensitivity. We recommend BALANCE for people with maskne, acne, and oily skin. You can spot treat with Balance on pimples or the T-zone and then layer Revive daily or Repose nightly as your superpower moisturizers.

BALANCE contains a blend of powerful, effective natural ingredients that have been clinically enhanced to optimize your skin’s appearance.

Dynamic Adaptogen
Blue-green algae: enhances skin repair of DNA damage caused by UV and pollution and increases skin immunity. Bursting at the seams with nourishing antioxidants to protect your skin's delicate acid mantle from pathogenic bacteria.

Botanical Flecks

Green Tea: Clinical studies have shown that the polyphenols in green tea can reduce sebum production when used topically in skincare. Acne be gone! Just like drinking a piping hot cup of green tea would do for your body, this ingredient in skincare is both an antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory.

Anti-inflammatory and anti-blemish agents
Canadian Willowherb: the MMSkincare HERO ingredient in Balance! It is fascinating because it is an anti-oxidant and anti-acne ingredient that also rapidly soothes skin and reduces redness, outperforming hydrocortisone! This is one of our favorites.

Pre and Probiotic Complex: optimizes beneficial ecoflora and inhibits undesirable bacteria on the skin. Strengthens biological defenses, reduces redness, and improves skin radiance and structure. Ecoflora is a cool way of saying the bacteria on your skin from the oral and environment aka ecosystem. And did you want to learn about the ecoflora acid mantle?? Check out this blog!

Pore minimizer: scientifically proven in our clinical studies to reduce the appearance of your invisible pores!
Niacinamide: Soothes inflamed skin (such as rosacea and acne prone), reduces pore size. Reduces hyperpigmentation and scarring. Helps boost skins collagen production resulting in firmer plumper skin. Boosts ceramide production in the skin supporting a healthy barrier.

Aromatherapy: the ahhhhhhhhhh so good evanescent scent of natural oils.
A curated blend of essential oils:

Geranium: Produced from distillation of Pelargonium graveolens leaves from South Africa. It contains antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties which works wonderfully to treatment acne and rosacea flare-ups. It smells like a less powdery rose with a hint of spice and more citrus. Refreshing!

Oregano: Naturally an antibiotic and an anti-fungal element from the Origanum vulgare plant. Did you know that this flower comes from the same family as mint? Three of oregano's MVP actives are: carvacrol (inhibits bacteria), thymol (antifungal), and rosemarinic acid (antioxidant). We are familiar with oregano in the kitchen, and now you will be familiar with it in your skin care! Comes complete with a medley of aromatic earthy, minty, and musty smell. Grounding!

Lavender: Stems (no pun intended!) from the distillation of the Lavandula angustifolia species, specifically from northern Africa and regions of the Mediterranean mountains. You may recognize this scent from yoga class or in your nightly aromatherapy products, and while they are extremely calming on the nerves and mind, it is equally relaxing for your skin. Studies have shown lavender oil in skincare products to be efficacious in reducing inflammation from eczema and psoriasis, as well as even stimulating hair growth. This fragrant element contains a pungent blend of camphoreous woody herbs tied together with a sweet balsamic ribbon. ...aaahhh serenity. Namaste.

MMRepose

Rejuvenate me!

Brighten my complexion

Firm up my skin

The MMREPOSE Serum and Mask are ideal when your skin is stressed, tired or dull. They are designed to do their work while you sleep, so you wake up looking radiant.

REPOSE contains a blend of powerful, effective natural ingredients that have been clinically enhanced to optimize your skin’s appearance.

Dynamic Adaptogens
Blue-green Algae: mmmm... delicious! Like salmon for your face! This is why, hear me out... Rich in proteins and fatty acids, this ingredient works by firming up your skin and illuminating your appearance. BGA enhances skin repair of DNA damage caused by UV and pollution and increases skin immunity. Bursting at the seams with nourishing antioxidants to protect your skin's delicate acid mantle from pathogenic bacteria. Also known as Spirulina or Cyanobacteria, blue green algae synthesizes energy from sunlight through photosynthesis - our favorite subject in seventh grade biology. This ingredient is photoactivated when paired with the MMSphere 2.0 which has been shown to double the efficacy of our MMSkincare Serums and Masks. Enteromorpha Compressa Extract

Tara Tree Seed: Also known as Caesalpinia spinosa gum is naturally derived from the Tara Tree, found in the Andes Mountains. Abundant in vitamins B and C, it is masterful in preserving the skin's hydration level. Tara Tree extract boosts collagen synthesis, decreases MMP1 synthesis, boosts fibroblast migration for an anti-wrinkle and firming effect.

Botanical Flecks

Chamomile: Ding ding! Another hot cuppa coming right up! Chamomile petals are scattered throughout the Repose face, neck and chest masks which is like the mitochondria of the cell - it's a powerhouse blend of relaxing and healing components. Equally parts gorgeous and luscious.

Circadian clock regulator: your skin needs a good night's sleep too!
Night-blooming Chinese Cucumber: Known as Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root extract, this ingredient normalizes and improves skin's circadian rhythm, activates repair activity, inhibits cell senescence, and inhibits MMP 2,13 expression for an anti-wrinkle effect. Do you know what senescence means? It's sooooo cool too! Cellular senescence is a naturally-occuring process which is when cells halt their division. This happens as we age, which results in our skin looking less radiant and more dull. By blocking this process, we are extending the life of our skin cells! Yes, please!

Soothers
Evening primrose oil: Also known as Oenothera biennis, is one of the key ingredients in our MMRepose serum. EPO is lush in the omega 3 fatty acids known as gamma-linolenic acid which works to nutrify and protect the skin from drying out by forming a highly effective barrier. EPO will give you that luster you are lusting after and soften the skin in the process. Like freshly laundered satin sheets! Gorgeous!

Peptides: think of peptides like letters of the alphabet. Letters create words. Peptides make proteins. Like collagen and elastin that do much more for great skin than just nixing the wrinkles!

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5: Small tri-peptide similar to the bodies own TGF-B that has powerful wrinkle smoothing activity, boosts collagen and protects against its degradation.

Aromatherapy
A curated essential oil blend of:

Lavender: Stems (no pun intended!) from the distillation of the Lavandula angustifolia species, specifically from northern Africa and regions of the Mediterranean mountains. You may recognize this scent from yoga class or in your nightly aromatherapy products, and while they are extremely calming on the nerves and mind, it is equally relaxing for your skin. Studies have shown lavender oil in skincare products to be efficacious in reducing inflammation from eczema and psoriasis, as well as even stimulating hair growth. This fragrant element contains a pungent blend of camphoreous woody herbs tied together with a sweet balsamic ribbon. ...aaahhh serenity. Namaste.

Sandalwood: Commonly known as Indian Sandalwood, research has demonstrated that our skin cells are genius enough to have olfactory receptors for this oil. Found in several commercial perfumes and air freshners, sandalwood comes from the wood of Santalum album, which is globally known as one of the most prized trees around. It calms the skin and senses for a relaxing experience, and typically smells like an amalgamation of woody, balsamic, diffused, and floral notes. One sniff and you'll be hooked.

 

MMRevive

Comfort skin

Iron out wrinkles

Rehabilitate sun damage

The MMREVIVE Serum and Mask are designed to fight wrinkles and bring back your skin’s radiant glow.

Maximize results by pairing the MM REVIVE Serum with the MM REVIVE Mask. Combine REVIVE with BALANCE or REPOSE for those times when your skin is particularly challenged.

REVIVE contains a blend of powerful, effective natural ingredients that have been clinically enhanced to optimize your skin’s appearance.

Adaptogens
Thermus Thermophilus Ferment: Deep sea vent bacterial ferment containing protecting enzymes that increase efficacy with rising temperatures, counteracts UV and IR induced ROS production and prevents the visible signs of photo-aging (spots, wrinkles, dryness) and promotes epidermal integrity and moisture maintenance.

Botanical Flecks

Ginseng Root: Ginseng Root extract flecks are scattered generously throughout the Revive masks. Ginseng is known as a master adaptogenic herb, perfected with anti-aging qualities. Ginseng has the ability to help combat stress and bolster the immune system. You may recognize this ingredient from your favorite tea order at Argo Tea. Powerful, restorative, and reinvigorating, this ingredient truly packs a punch.

Rejuvenators: Ohhhh yes.
Naringenin: This is super cool. Like Vitamin C, this is a great citrus antioxidant: It instantly soothes and decreases skin redness by blocking the JAK/STAT cellular communication pathway. This is just a fancy way of saying that it stimulates cell proliferation, which means that its mechanism of action is to stimulate cell production. This aids in filling in fine lines and wrinkles. Sweet! Many people cannot tolerate Vitamin C but this is different, so it's a great alternative. This ingredient is like a superfood in our serum by working to brighten the skin and help you glow from outer space!

Arnica: Arnica montana extract comes from a relative of the daisy flower and is a proud member of the Asteraceae family which is composed of a vast array of flowering plants. Some of the notable members of the family include camomile, sunflowers, marigolds, zinnias, and many more. Originally used to reduce pain in ancient herbal medicine, this reduces bruising and trauma to the skin, which is incredibly effective in speeding the healing process. As a skincare ingredient, AM is a dynamic antioxidant due to an abundant property in manganese and selenium. This makes it extremely powerful for wound healing and collagen regeneration. It also contains restorative compounds like sesquitertene based lactose and flavanoid which trigger the production of granular tissue. As a result, we love this ingredient for that youthful and radiant skin that we adore!

Peptide
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8: Looking for a wrinkle smoother in a pinch? Look no further because it's here! This ingredient aids in reducing wrinkles and expression lines. Scientifically, it safely inhibits the release of neurotransmitters that control muscle contractions and extends the benefits of anti-wrinkle cosmetic procedures such as Botox. What a bargain! Who wouldn't want to extend the life of their neurotoxin treatment?!

Aromatherapy
A curated essential oil blend of:

Chamomile: Matricaria recutica, has been utilized since the ancient time period. Chamomile has been highly coveted by the Egyptians for its multitude of medicinal and healing properties. Particularly high in flavonoid compounds, this ingredient is rich in anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant components. To the nose, chamomile is sweet like an apple, herbaceous and full, and has a tinge of a grounding earthy aroma Allow yourself to succumb to the chamomile power and feel 100% relaxed in both body and mind.

Lavender: Stems (no pun intended!) from the distillation of the Lavandula angustifolia species, specifically from northern Africa and regions of the Mediterranean mountains. You may recognize this scent from yoga class or in your nightly aromatherapy products, and while they are extremely calming on the nerves and mind, it is equally relaxing for your skin. Studies have shown lavender oil in skincare products to be efficacious in reducing inflammation from eczema and psoriasis, as well as even stimulating hair growth. This fragrant element contains a pungent blend of camphoreous woody herbs tied together with a sweet balsamic ribbon. ...aaahhh serenity. Namaste.

 

Proudly Curated and Free From
Parabens, formaldehyde donors, harsh preservatives.

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), SLES, ALS, all sulfates.

Ethanolamines (MEA, DEA, TEA).

Propylene glycol.

Silicones.

Dyes and colorants.

Synthetic Fragrances, Phthalate-free.

Cruelty free.

Vegan.

Hypoallergenic testing.

Dermatologist tested.

Glossary

DYNAMIC ESSENCE

At the heart of every MMSkincare Mask and Serum is a proprietary blend of skin-calming moisturizers + cutting-edge, clinically-proven botanical ingredients:

Hydrators + Soothers
Glycerin, hyaluronic acid, aloe, niacinamide, and green tea extract increase moisture and calm the skin.

Adaptogens
Wild indigo and baobab seed extracts fight inflammation and help your body adapt to environmental stress. Think of adaptogens as chill pills for your skin: They cope with external stress so your skin can get busy building collagen and repairing damage.

Photodynamic seaweed and plankton extracts
Seaweed (a powerful antioxidant) and plankton extract (a DNA repair enzyme) protect and repair the skin. Both are also activated by light, whether it’s sunshine, or LED.

Pre- and Probiotics
These balance and fortify the microbiome, the bacterial ecosystem that lives on the skin surface, and keeps your protective barrier healthy and intact

CLEAN BEAUTY


MMSkincare is mindful, so it’s also:

· Cruelty-free
· Vegan
· Hypoallergenic
· Dermatologist tested
· Recyclable

 

CLEAN SCIENCE

 

MMSkincare is safe and skin friendly,
so it’s free from:

· Parabens
· Phthalates
· Formaldehyde
· Harsh preservatives
· Sulfates
· Ethanolamines
· Propylene glycol
· Silicones
· Dyes and colorants
· Synthetic fragrances

 

ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE

 

Peptides are fragments of proteins that act as messengers, communicating between cells. Acetyl hexapeptide-8, a bioengineered neuropeptide in MMRevive, helps soften expression lines over time by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters that control muscle contractions.

This ingredient is a core component in our Dynamic Essence, the formula in all collections.

 

ARNICA MONTANA

 

This botanical (in MMRevive) reduces trauma in the skin such as bruising, sunburns, and inflammation, and helps to speed healing—so it’s especially great to use post-laser, filler, or chemical peel.

 

ADAPTOGENS

 

Think of adaptogens as chill pills for your skin: They cope with external stress so your skin can get busy building collagen and repairing damage.

The wild indigo and baobab seed extracts in MMSkincare’s Dynamic Essence in all collections are adaptogenic botanicals that fight inflammation and help your body adapt to environmental stress.

 

BAOBAB SEED EXTRACT

 

This hydrating ingredient (found in MMSkincare’s Dynamic Essence in all collections) is derived from the African baobab tree. (The baobab is known as the “tree of life” for its ability to adapt in a dry environment—by absorbing water during the rainy season and storing that moisture in its vast trunk.)

The extract of the baobab seed fights inflammation and helps your body adapt to environmental stress.

 

CANADIAN WILLOW HERB

 

This botanical (in MMBalance) is clinically proven to outperform hydrocortisone in reducing inflammation and redness. It also inhibits acne bacteria, and it’s a stronger antioxidant than ascorbic acid.

 

NARINGENIN

 

A potent antioxidant that’s found in citrus. This bioflavenoid (in MMRevive) is clinically proven to instantly soothe skin and calm redness by blocking an inflammatory histamine reaction in the skin.

 

NIACINAMIDE

 

A derivative of vitamin B3, niacinamide is an incredible multitasker. It increases hydration and prevents moisture loss, brightens the complexion, evens skin tone and helps fade hyperpigmentation, plus it’s an excellent antioxidant. We use a niacinamide in MMBalance and MMRepose because it has such a potent anti-inflammatory effect, and minimizes pore size by increasing elasticity in the skin.

 

NIGHT-BLOOMING CUCUMBER

 

This antioxidant botanical ingredient (in MMRepose) helps to prevent free radical damage and regulate the skin’s natural circadian rhythm, which allows your body to repair cell damage while you sleep.

 

PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-5

 

Peptides are bioengineered fragments of proteins that act as messengers, communicating between cells.

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 is a powerful wrinkle-fighting peptide in MMRepose that stimulates collagen production, and protects against its degradation.

 

PLANKTON EXTRACT

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A natural DNA repair enzyme isolated from blue-green algae (in MMSkincare’s Dynamic Essence in all the collections) that helps to protect and repair the skin. It is photodynamic, which means that it’s activated by light, whether it’s sunshine, indoor lighting, or LED.

 

PRE- AND PROBIOTICS

 

These balance and fortify the microbiome, the bacterial ecosystem that lives on the skin surface, and keeps your protective barrier healthy and intact. A key ingredient in our Dynamic Essence, our core formula in all collections.

 

SEAWEED EXTRACT

 

A powerful antioxidant (in MMSkincare’s Dynamic Essence in all collections) that helps to protect and repair the skin. It is photo dynamic, which means that it’s activated by light, whether it’s sunshine, or LED.

THERMUS THERMOPHILUS FERMENT

 

This natural enzyme (in MMRevive) is a powerful antioxidant harvested from microorganisms that thrive in the ocean’s hydrothermal vents, where water temperatures rise to 150 degrees.

Heat activates the antioxidant, healing benefits of this ingredient, which is why it’s so effective when your skin is slightly hot and inflamed post-laser or chemical peel.

 

WILD INDIGO EXTRACT

 

A hero ingredient in MMSkincare’s Dynamic Essence in all collections, this adaptogenic botanical is clinically proven to reduce the stress hormone cortisol in skin cells almost immediately in order to fight inflammation and improve skin tone.

 

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