White Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) extract is derived from a flowering herb in the mint family commonly called White Horehound or Common Horehound. It is believed that White Horehound has been used medicinally since at least the 1st century BCE. It has been traditionally used for digestive and respiratory ailments. On the skin, it is well known to exhibit anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing and calming activity.
Hyaluronic Acid (sodium hyaluronate) is a substance naturally made by the body (to aid in joint lubrication) or it can also be produced synthetically. In skincare it is commonly used as a moisture binding agent, as it is able to hold 1,000x its own weight in water.
Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) extract is derived from the leaves and buds of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub, commonly named Tea Plant or Tea Shrub. Green Tea has many health benefits for the skin. It is stimulating, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing. Studies have shown that topical application of green and white tea promotes better defense against UV damage to the skin.
Individuals with a dry skin type (a skin type that produces less sebum, or “skin oil”, than normal) are highly prone to experiencing dehydrated skin. The skin's oils help keep water in and on the skin. Dry skin is lacking in natural skin oils, and this means skin can no longer protect itself against transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
A simple test experts recommend is to pinch your cheek. Healthy skin will quickly bounce back once you let go. However, if even gentle pressure causes the skin to wrinkle instead of holding its shape, it’s a good sign that your cells are begging for water.