Ingredients with Intentions

At MDSolarSciences, we believe that Skin Wellness is at the heart of what we do every day. All our formulas contain powerful, natural ingredients that improve the quality and look of skin over time. These skin “Superfoods” are essential to our unique formulas, and were carefully selected by our founder, Dr Friedman and his team. They work together to help prevent, protect and repair; and they are clean, non toxic ingredients that respect your skin and the environment. They include Antioxidants and Vitamins, Calming Ingredients and Repair Agents. Get to know our ‘superfoods’ and how each one of them plays a significant role in improving the quality of your skin.

Mushroom Extract

BENEFITS
Rich in Vitamin D, our Tremella Fuciformis extract helps soften, soothe and revitalize skin. As a powerful antioxidant, it helps protect against environmental aggressors. It is an effective hydrating agent that works by binding moisture to the surface of skin. Studies have shown Tremella Fuciformis to have a stimulating effect on cell growth, resulting in accelerated wound healing of the epidermal layer. It also has the potential to lighten spots and reduce fine wrinkles.

PRODUCTS
Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30
Evening Facial Repair Serum
Daily Eye Repair Emulsion

Grape Extract

BENEFITS
Our Vitis Vinifera (grape) extract is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that can help protect stressed cell membranes from breaking down. It contains an alpha hydroxy acid that helps promote moisture restoration, while assisting collagen production to increase elasticity and hydration.

PRODUCTS
Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30
Daily Eye Repair Emulsion
Evening Facial Repair Serum

Pomegranate Extract

BENEFITS
Our Punica Granatum (pomegranate) extract contains high levels of Vitamin C and antioxidants, which can help prevent cell damage. It can also help skin repair itself by regenerating the supporting collagen structure. By promoting chemopre-ventative activity, it enhances the topical effectiveness of sunscreens.

PRODUCTS
Mineral KidCrème SPF 40
Mineral Crème SPF 50
Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30
Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50
MD Crème Mineral Beauty Balm SPF 50

Vitamin A

BENEFITS
The protective and nourishing properties of Vitamin A help keep skin healthy, firm and radiant. Vitamin A contains retinal, retinol and retinoic acid, which activate cells responsible for manufacturing collagen. It also stimulates fibroblasts, the cells responsible for developing tissue in the deep layers of your skin.This leads to smoother skin as fine lines are filled in by new growth below the surface. A potent antioxidant, it can lessen skin’s sensitivity to the sun, providing natural protection against redness and pigmentation.

PRODUCTS
Evening Facial Repair Serum

Vitamin E

BENEFITS
The antioxidants contained in Vitamin E combat oxidation, a chemical reaction that’s often damaging to skin cells. It can protect individual cell membranes from breaking down under the stress of UV bombardment and air pollution, and help skin retain its natural moisture.

PRODUCTS
Mineral KidCrème SPF 40
MD Crème Mineral Beauty Balm SPF 50

Seaweed Extract

BENEFITS
The repair agents in our seaweed extract can help skin recover from sun and environmental damage. Seaweed extract can help increase levels of hyaluronic acid, a protein building block that can promote elasticity by binding collagen, keratin and elastin together. The vitamins and minerals in seaweed can help maintain a natural moisture balance.

PRODUCTS
Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30
Daily Eye Repair Emulsion
Evening Facial Repair Serum

Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide

BENEFITS
Zinc oxide and titanium oxide are organic minerals that provide a protective barrier between you and the sun. Our unique formulations produce a silky crème that blends smoothly and evenly. They're non-comedogenic, meaning they won't clog pores. Plus, zinc oxide has wound healing properties and can help with minor abrasions.

PRODUCTS
All our mineral SPF formulas (Kids, adults) 

Chamomile

BENEFITS
Naturally soothing and calming, the antioxidants contained in Chamomile help protect against sun damage by preventing the formation of free radicals. Chamomile promotes smooth healthy skin and relieves irritations by penetrating below the skin surface to deeper layers, helping to create a youthful appearance. Chamomile is hypoallergenic and possesses the ability to neutralize skin irritants, lower inflammation and reduce redness

PRODUCTS
Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30
Evening Facial Repair Serum
Daily Eye Repair Emulsion

Caffeine

BENEFITS
Caffeine possesses a variety of anti-aging benefits. It can aid collagen production and protect skin against premature aging. It tightens and tones skin by drawing excess fluids out of cells, creating a more youthful appearance. It’s natural anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce swelling and redness, leaving a bright even tone. It can also help diminish the appearance of fine wrinkles and darkness under the eyes.

PRODUCTS
Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30
MD Crème Mineral Beauty Balm SPF 50
Evening Facial Repair Serum
Daily Eye Repair Emulsion

Vitamin C

BENEFITS
Sun and air pollution can initiate oxidation, a chemical reaction often damaging to skin. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect stressed cell membranes from breaking down. Our vitamin C is organic—not synthesized—and may even assist collagen production to increase elasticity and reduce dehydration.

PRODUCTS
Mineral Crème SPF 50
Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30
Quick Dry Body Spray SPF 40
Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 40
Mineral KidCrème SPF 40
Mineral Sunscreen KidStick SPF 40
Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50
Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30
MD Crème Mineral Beauty Balm SPF 50
Daily Eye Repair Emulsion

Sunflower Seed Oil

BENEFITS
Rich in Vitamin E, our sunflower seed oil (Helianthus annuus) promotes cell regeneration, leading to healthier looking skin. A powerful antioxidant, it can neutralize free radicals as well as help skin retain its natural moisture. Sunflower seed oil has also been shown to reduce redness, flakiness and assist in healing abrasions.

PRODUCTS
Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30
Daily Eye Repair Emulsion
Evening Facial Repair Serum 

Rose Hips

BENEFITS
Rose hips can brighten the complexion, protect against environmental stressors and combat premature aging. It contains high levels of vitamins C and A whose antioxidant properties can protect skin from damage caused by ultraviolet light. The gamma-linolenic acid in rose hips provides an omega fatty acid that helps maintain a healthy skin barrier. The main bioactive component in rosehip seed oil is all-trans retinoic acid and tretinoin which has been shown to help make the healing process more efficient.

PRODUCTS
Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30
Daily Eye Repair Emulsion
Evening Facial Repair Serum

Aloe

BENEFITS
Our Aloe Barbadensis Leaf extract contains polysaccharides that moisturize and hydrate skin. It speeds the replication of cells that synthesize collagen, increasing elasticity and diminishing wrinkles. It can disrupt the enzyme that produces melanin deposits, reducing the formation of dark spots.

PRODUCTS
Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30
Daily Eye Repair Emulsion
Evening Facial Repair Serum

Niacinamide

BENEFITS
Niacinamide is a ‘hot’ ingredient right now but it has been in our formulas for years! It is a form of Vitamin B3. It has many benefits and is mostly known for its anti inflammatory quality, making it a favorite in acne and rosacea friendly formulas. It also combats free radicals and helps increase the production of ceramides, contributing to the preservation of your skin’s protective barrier.

PRODUCTS

MD Crème Mineral Beauty Balm SPF 50
Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30
Daily Eye Repair Emulsion

Ceramides

BENEFITS

Ceramides are Lipids, the good kind! This is another popular ingredient these days, one you want to look for if you are dealing with dry skin. Ceramides help reinforce your skin’s natural barrier and restore moisture. They also help protect against environmental stressors.

PRODUCTS

Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50

 If you have read this far, congratulations, you are a true skincare enthusiast!

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