Active Performance Bio-Shield insulates skin from the harsh effects of the environment, protecting skin against over-drying and reinforcing its defense against the elements. This deep-hydrating fluid is comprised of specially selected, biologically active components including:
- Hyaluronic acid (HA) to bind water, maintaining critical hydration of connective tissue, including collagen and elastin
- Plant phospholipids (Phosphatidylglycerol) to improve elasticity and restore lipid barrier funciton
- Conditioning agents, such as natural humectants, emollients and film-formers to soften skin and maintain healthy hydration levels
- Antioxidants to reduce the formation of free radicals, strengthen the skin’ barrier function, protect lipid balance and promote healing
Active Performance Bio-Shield spreads effortlessly on skin, drenching it in comforting, not-greasy moisture for a satiny-soft feel; leaving skin hydrated, super-soft, and completely comfortable. In additon, it is safe and gentle enough to use at 100%, minimizing the need for using numerous ingredients in your skin care products. For more information, please see our BROCHURE.
Resources of Nature, LLC line of biologically active non-GMO plant lipid oil-in-water cosmetic emulsifers includes:
Distinctive® Emul-Lipid BA - A "bio-mimetic" oil-in-water emulsifier which emulsifies high oil phases, excellent for preparing thin emulsions. Offers a natural choice for improving product stability, performance and delivery of cosmetic active ingredients, while minimizing the potential of bio-incompatibility and irritation. Contains Phosphatidylglycerol (PG), an important constituent of cell membranes which offers a regenerative signaling pathway that prompts skin cells to regulate cell proliferation and differentiation. PDF BROCHURE
Distinctive® Emul-Lipid LB - A unique skin care base/emulsifier capable of structuring both humectants and oils into crystal-like moisture layers, providing barrier protection and sustained hydration for skin. Excellent for applications in moisture-rich creams and serums. PDF BROCHURE
Distinctive® Emul-Lipid ST - A low HLB co-emulsifiers that provides photo-protection and anti-aging benefits. Contains plant sterols which naturally mimic skin cholesterol structures. Recommended with use in combination with Distinctive® Emul-Lipid BA, but can be formulated with other emulsifiers to improve formulation stability. PDF BROCHURE
Improved product stability ♦ Skin Protective with Barrier Repair
SELF-EMULSIFYING CONCENTRATES: NEW from Resources of Nature, these self-emulsifying bases form moisture-entrapping layers mimicking the layered, lamellar structures in the skin. Slow releasing, super-hydrated layers leave skin feeling soft, supple and velvety-smooth, even hours after application. Simple to formualte with and may be used in a wide variety of product applications. Sensorial and textural versatility can be controlled by the level used in your formulation, in combination with the ability to customize your oil phase.
Please see our PDF BROCHURE for more information on our Distinctive® Moisture Soft 101 (there is also a version available upon request which contains the added benefit of having fragrance emolliency from Orange Oil).
We are pleased to introduce our NEW line of Distinctive® Squalane Butter 45 surface treated powders - uniquely made to deliver a natural alternative to some of the more traditional surface treatments on the market. Delivers the skin conditioning properties found in our butter, and dramatically alters the skin feel, providing smooth, luxurious aesthetics, improved skin adhesion and enhanced spreadability. Current series offers treatment of Mica and Sericite. Custom Powders are available upon request. For more information see our PDF BROCHURE.
Hydro-Matrix Rice PGA is a liquid dermal delivery scaffold which provides maximum water binding capacity. It’s prepared from fermentation products including cross-linked hyaluronic acid and polyglutamic acid. This hydro-scaffold is impregnated with natural rice peptides for a multi-collagen stimulatory gene expression. Hydro-Matrix Rice PGA offers unique benefits for anti-aging and moisturizing skin care applications. Please see our PDF BROCHURE for more information.
Cross-linked hyaluronic acid binds 5x more water than a high molecular weight hyaluronic acid
Distinctive® Coconut Watersare cosmetic grade ingredients which are refined to maximize the benefits of coconut water in skin care applications. These materials are skin conditioning agents that help to protect against age-related damaging chemical changes (glycation) in the connective tissues of skin. These coconut water ingredients can be formulated in gels, creams, lotions and powder makeup cosmetics.
A very potent antioxidant derived from blueberries, with a high ORAC value of 1517 µmoles TE/g. This ingredient has shown a strong inhibitory effect on melanin production in human melanocyte cells, and can offer skin brightening and skin protective benefits when formulated for cosmetic use. Distinctive® Blueberry 5P is free of preservatives and has good solubility in oil phases and emulsions (also available in a Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride carrier). For more information see PDF BROCHURE.
This pure nut oil has known natural skin repair and antiaging properties, providing great application in skincare and body care products. Not only can this oil improve absorbency into the skin and skin elasticity, but it can also increase dermal strength and reduce the appearance of fine lines and inflammation. INCI Name: Fusanus Spicatus Kernel Oil