True Brightening™ Collection

The Amarte True Brightening™ Collection is a collection of four elegant and efficacious products that provide an effortless approach to exceptional brightening results and better looking skin.
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Daily ExfoliPowder®
  • water

    Water is a fundamental ingredient for skin care products and life itself. Amarte products contain spring water sourced from a Korean nature preserve.

  • Zea mays (corn) starch

    Zea mays (corn) starch is a fine, soft moisturizing surfactant powder used to smooth, polish and physically exfoliate skin.

  • sodium cocoyl isethionate

    Sodium cocoyl isethionate is the sodium esther of a fatty acid derived from coconut oil. It serves as an oil stabilizing surfactant that creates a wet feeling and aids in foaming to promote a soft skin after-feel.

  • sodium lauroyl aspartate

    Sodium lauroyl aspartate is a surfactant that enhances the spread of cleansing products.

  • titanium dioxide

    Titanium dioxide is an FDA approved physical sunscreen ingredient. It remains on the skin surface, scatters UV light, and is often used in conjunction with other sunscreen chemicals to boost SPF values, thus enhancing overall product attractiveness. The finer the particle size of titanium dioxide, the less obtrusive and whitish the product will appear. Many authorities believe that titanium dioxide in an ideal UVA/UVB protection component given its chemical, cosmetic, and physical characteristics. Titanium dioxide also serves as a white pigment and opacifier in skin care products and cosmetics.

  • Phaseolus radiatus seed extract

    Phaseolus radiatus seed extract is a legume-based extract rich in vitamins B1, B2, provitamin A, and flavonoids and boasts smoothing and brightening functions.

  • Oryza sativa (rice) bran extract

    Oryza sativa (rice) bran extract is a rice extract with mechanical exfoliant properties.

  • Triticum vulgare (wheat) bran extract

    Triticum vulgare (wheat) bran extract is a fine, soft powder obtained from milled grain of wheat and used to smooth, polish and physically exfoliate skin.

  • Salix alba (willow) bark extract

    Salix alba (willow tree) bark extract facilitates gentle natural exfoliation while soothing, calming, and moisturizing irritated skin.

  • Pinus densiflora (pine) extract

    Pinus densiflora (pine) extract is a resinous compound with stimulating and bactericidal properties. It contains proanthocyanidins which are flavonoids credited with good health and longevity, and is reported to strengthen capillaries, rebuild collagen and help defend against UV rays. Possessing an antioxidant capacity derived from the facilitation of vitamin C recycling, vitamin E regeneration, and antioxidant enzyme activation, this extract is optimized by fermentation and is reported to have more antioxidant potential than green tea extract.

  • pearl powder

    Pearl powder is a multi-functional aesthetic ingredient that boasts an incomparable historical record spanning millennia. The cosmeceutical benefits of pearl powder had, until recently, been obscured by the fact that pearl powder has pleasing mica-like surface aesthetic properties. A collaborative 2009 scientific publication from three Taiwanese universities, however, has confirmed pearl powder's substantial antioxidant, hydration, and brightening properties.

  • arbutin

    Arbutin is a skin conditioner with whitening, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Derived from blueberries, bearberries, cranberries, and pears, arbutin inhibits melanin formation via tyrosinase inhibition resulting in cosmetically relevant whitening properties.

  • genistein

    Genistein is an isoflavone derived from soy. This potent antioxidant inhibits tyrosine kinase activity and thereby contributes to skin brightening and lightening via modulation of melanin production. It has also been shown to limit cellular damage from UV exposure at the molecular level.

  • elemental sulfur

    Elemental sulfur is a periodic table element that is an essential part of all living organisms. A broad spectrum antimicrobial with unique anti-inflammatory and exfoliative properties, purified elemental sulfur is very effective in the treatment of acne, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis. A multi-tasker, this element is also a skin brightener that helps decrease sebum production. Amarte uses two nanometer diameter pure sulfur particles to create revolutionary efficacy and cosmetic elegance.

  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate

    Dipotassium glycyrrhizate is also known as licorice root extract and may benefit oily skin. This extract reduces skin flaking, redness and inflammation and restores suppleness. It possesses calming, soothing, and anti-irritant properties and brightens and lightens via modulation of melanin production.

  • sodium palmitate

    Sodium palmitate is an emulsifying surfactant that refines the viscosity of cleansing formulations.

  • phenoxyethanol

    Phenoxyethanol is a viscous, oily, liquid preservative with a faint rose-like scent. It has been extensively studied by the United States FDA and the Consumer Federation of America-backed Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel on two occasions, including most recently in 2007. Consensus scientific data assessments have confirmed its safety as a cosmetic ingredient; the European Union Cosmetics Directive concurs with this safety assessment. Phenoxyethanol prevents or suppresses microbial growth and thus protects cosmetics and skin care products from spoilage. It is also used in fragrances.


Aqua Mist® Toner
  • water

    Water is a fundamental ingredient for skin care products and life itself. Amarte products contain spring water sourced from a Korean nature preserve.

  • glycerin

    Glycerin is a clear syrupy liquid made by chemically combining water and lipid derived from vegetable oil.  Used as a humectant in moisturizers, glycerin is a water-binder that is able to draw and absorb water from the air, thus helping skin retain moisture.  It facilitates exfoliation-promoting enzymatic reactions within skin and improves spreading qualities of creams and lotions.

  • alcohol

    Alcohol is a viscosity decreasing agent with antifoaming andantimicrobial properties.  In topical sprays and liquidsit serves to enhance product delivery with subsequent evaporation. Low alcohol concentrations (under 15 - 20%)are generally not irritating. The maximum alcohol concentration in Amarte products issubstantially less than10%

  • arbutin

    Arbutin is a skin conditioner with whitening, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.  Derived from blueberries, bearberries, cranberries, and pears, arbutin inhibits melanin formation via tyrosinase inhibition resulting in cosmetically relevant whitening properties.

  • sodium hyaluronate

    Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, able to bind 1800 times its own weight in water, and serves as a moisturizer, thickener, and emulsifier.

  • Ginkgo biloba nut extract

    Ginkgo biloba nut extract is found exclusively in Amarte Skin Care products. Ginkgofruit has a unique odor and is resistant to smoke, disease, and insects. Derived from the fruit of the Ginkgo nut utilizing Amarte's patented machinery and methods, this extract is derived from the portion of theGinkgo tree believed to be richest in active ingredients. Ginkgo bilobanut extract has antioxidant and possible anti-inflammatory properties. It appears to aid fibroblast production of collagen and elastin andexerts protective effects on vascular walls. Its beneficial properties are attributed to various flavonoids, including quercetin, kaemphferol, and ginkgetin.  Its key constituents also include ginkgolide and bilobalide, catechin, tannin, and luteolin.

  • caviar extract

    Caviar extract is prepared from sturgeon roe and used in products for oily and mature dehydrated skins requiring revitalization.  It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and boasts a high content of multiple vitamins, including A, B1, B2, B6, D, and E.  Caviar extract also contains minerals such as cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, silicium, and zinc, as well as multiple essential and sulfured amino acids, including glutamic acid, glycine, methionine, lysine, arginine, histidine, and aspartic acid.

  • elemental sulfur

    Elemental sulfur is a periodic table element that is an essential part of all living organisms. A broad spectrum antimicrobial withunique anti-inflammatory and exfoliative properties, purified elemental sulfur is very effective in the treatment of acne, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis. A multi-tasker, this element is also a skin brightener that helps decrease sebum production. Amarte uses two nanometer diameter puresulfur particles to create revolutionary efficacy and cosmetic elegance. 

  • Phellinus linteus extract

    Phellinus linteus extract is derived from a medicinal mushroom used in Korea for centuries to treat various ailments. Harvard University and other researchers have recently reported it to be a promising anti-cancer agent. It possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has been recently shown to provided benefit for those with eczema.

  • Chamomilla recutita (chamomile) flower extract

    Chamomilla recutita(chamomile) flower extract is an aqueous-alcoholic extract prepared from flower heads of the aromatic chamomile plant.  Its active components include azulene, bisabolol, and phytosterol, and it is known for its anti-inflammatory and reparative properties.

  • Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract

    Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract is an extract from the American witch-hazel tree with astringent and skin conditioning properties. It was first used by early New England settlers for its anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties.

  • allantoin

    Allantoin is a botanical extract said to be healing, calming, and soothing.  An excellent temporary anti-irritant, allantoin helps protect skin from external factors such as wind burn and may aid in healing damaged skin by stimulating new tissue growth.  It is appropriate for sensitive, irritated, and acne-prone skin and is non-sensitizing.  It may be synthesized or derived from the comfrey root.

  • adenosine

    Adenosine is an essential amino acid.  This white crystalline powder is isolated by hydrolysis of yeast nucleic acid and boasts proven anti-wrinkle and skin-smoothing capacities.

  • hydrogenated lecithin

    Hydrogenated lecithin is a emulsifier and surfactant commonly found in skin care products. It has been scientifically studied by Korean university professors and found to to be ideally suited for use in safe and uniquely elegant skin care nanoemulsions.

  • Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract

    Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract is a potent antioxidant extract derived from the leaves of the garden rosemary plant.  Possessing astringent, toning, refreshing, deodorant, antiseptic, softening and invigorating properties, this extract adds fragrance to a formulation and its active components include several amino acids, caffeic acid, rosemary acid and apigenin.

  • trehalose

    Trehalose is a disaccharide plant sugar humectant comprised of two linked glucose molecules. It possesses uniquely beneficial moisture retention properties that have been shown to help prevent cellular damage in the event of dehydration.

  • PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil

    A polyethylene derivative of castor oil with surfactant and solubilizing properties.

  • disodium EDTA

    Disodium EDTA, or disodium ethylenediamine tetraacetate, serves as a preservative and product stabilizer by binding metal ions.  It also aids in the topical penetration of active ingredients.

  • phenoxyethanol

    Phenoxyethanol is a viscous, oily, liquid preservative with a faint rose-like scent.  It has been extensively studied by the United States FDA and the Consumer Federation of America-backed Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel on two occasions, including most recently in 2007.  Consensus scientific data assessments have confirmed its safety as a cosmetic ingredient; the European Union Cosmetics Directive concurs with this safety assessment.  Phenoxyethanol prevents or suppresses microbial growth and thus protects cosmetics and skin care products from spoilage.  It is also used in fragrances.


Aqua Lotion®
  • water

    Water is a fundamental ingredient for skin care products and life itself. Amarte products contain spring water sourced from a Korean nature preserve.

  • glycerin

    Glycerin is a clear syrupy liquid made by chemically combining water and lipid derived from vegetable oil.  Used as a humectant in moisturizers, glycerin is a water-binder that is able to draw and absorb water from the air, thus helping skin retain moisture.  It facilitates exfoliation-promoting enzymatic reactions within skin and improves spreading qualities of creams and lotions.

  • arbutin

    Arbutin is a skin conditioner with whitening, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.  Derived from blueberries, bearberries, cranberries, and pears, arbutin inhibits melanin formation via tyrosinase inhibition resulting in cosmetically relevant whitening properties.

  • caviar extract

    Caviar extract is prepared from sturgeon roe and used in products for oily and mature dehydrated skins requiring revitalization.  It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and boasts a high content of multiple vitamins, including A, B1, B2, B6, D, and E.  Caviar extract also contains minerals such as cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, silicium, and zinc, as well as multiple essential and sulfured amino acids, including glutamic acid, glycine, methionine, lysine, arginine, histidine, and aspartic acid.

  • beeswax

    Beeswax, derived from virgin bees, is one of the oldest raw ingredients used in cosmetic preparations. Essentially insoluble in water, beeswax is used in many skin care creams and cosmetics as an emulsifier of water-in-oil emulsions and regulates formulation consistency.  It forms a lipid network rather than a film and is non-scientifically credited with anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antioxidant, antibacterial, germicidal, skin-softening, and elasticity-enhancing properties.

  • allantoin

    Allantoin is a botanical extract said to be healing, calming, and soothing.  An excellent temporary anti-irritant, allantoin helps protect skin from external factors such as wind burn and may aid in healing damaged skin by stimulating new tissue growth.  It is appropriate for sensitive, irritated, and acne-prone skin and is non-sensitizing.  It may be synthesized or derived from the comfrey root.

  • elemental sulfur

    Elemental sulfur is a periodic table element that is an essential part of all living organisms. A broad spectrum antimicrobial withunique anti-inflammatory and exfoliative properties, purified elemental sulfur is very effective in the treatment of acne, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis. A multi-tasker, this element is also a skin brightener that helps decrease sebum production. Amarte uses two nanometer diameter puresulfur particles to create revolutionary efficacy and cosmetic elegance.

  • adenosine

    Adenosine is an essential amino acid.  This white crystalline powder is isolated by hydrolysis of yeast nucleic acid and boasts proven anti-wrinkle and skin-smoothing capacities.

  • Ginkgo biloba nut extract

    Ginkgo biloba nut extract is found exclusively in Amarte Skin Care products. Ginkgofruit has a unique odor and is resistant to smoke, disease, and insects. Derived from the fruit of the Ginkgo nut utilizing Amarte's patented machinery and methods, this extract is derived from the portion of theGinkgo tree believed to be richest in active ingredients. Ginkgo bilobanut extract has antioxidant and possible anti-inflammatory properties. It appears to aid fibroblast production of collagen and elastin andexerts protective effects on vascular walls. Its beneficial properties are attributed to various flavonoids, including quercetin, kaemphferol, and ginkgetin.  Its key constituents also include ginkgolide and bilobalide, catechin, tannin, and luteolin.

  • hydrogenated lecithin

    Hydrogenated lecithin is a emulsifier and surfactant commonly found in skin care products. It has been scientifically studied by Korean university professors and found to to be ideally suited for use in safe and uniquely elegant skin care nanoemulsions.

  • Chamomilla recutita (chamomile) flower extract

    Chamomilla recutita(chamomile) flower extract is an aqueous-alcoholic extract prepared from flower heads of the aromatic chamomile plant.  Its active components include azulene, bisabolol, and phytosterol, and it is known for its anti-inflammatory and reparative properties.

  • trehalose

    Trehalose is a disaccharide plant sugar humectant comprised of two linked glucose molecules. It possesses uniquely beneficial moisture retention properties that have been shown to help prevent cellular damage in the event of dehydration.

  • Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract

    Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract is a potent antioxidant extract derived from the leaves of the garden rosemary plant.  Possessing astringent, toning, refreshing, deodorant, antiseptic, softening and invigorating properties, this extract adds fragrance to a formulation and its active components include several amino acids, caffeic acid, rosemary acid and apigenin.

  • Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract

    Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract is an extract from the American witch-hazel tree with astringent and skin conditioning properties. It was first used by early New England settlers for its anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties.

  • Aspalathus linearis extract

    Aspalathus linearis extract is derived from antioxidant and phenolic compound rich leaves of a broom-like red bush from South Africa. Often called rooibos, this plant’s leaf extract contains quercetin and luteolin which are reported to have anti-cancer properties.

  • dimethicone

    Dimethicone is an inert, non-toxic silicone oil that serves as a skin protectant, provides lubricity and is very useful in reducing greasiness while improving water-resistance in SPF formulations.

  • Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil

    Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil is a noncomedogenic oil with antioxidant and smoothing properties that is rich in vitamin E. It serves as a skin protectant that helps skin retain moisture. Daily application has been shown to decrease the risk of skin infections.

  • polyacrylamide

    Polyacrylamide isan organic polymer that creates a thinwater-binding filmsurface skin film. This water retaining filmhelps ensure rich hydration without oiliness ordetectible residue.

  • Opuntia ficus-indica extract

    Opuntia ficus-indica extract is derived from prickly pear cactus. The extract is an excellent humectant rich in antioxidants including flavonoids and vitamins C, A and E. It has been scientifically demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

  • caprylic/capric triglyceride

    Caprylic/capric triglyceride is an emollient with valuable spreading properties derived from coconut oil that promotes product absorption without leaving an oily residue on the skin.

  • C13-14 isoparaffin

    A mixture of long chain organic compounds that functions as an emollient and formulation thickener.

  • palmitic acid

    Palmitic acid is the most common fatty acid found in nature. It possesses mild antioxidant properties and is used in skin care products primarily for emulsifying and emollient purposes.

  • glyceryl stearate SE

    Glyceryl stearate SE is a self-emulsifying form of glyceryl sterarate containing a small amount of sodium and/or potassium stearate. Glyceryl stearate is a mixture of mono-, di-, and triglycerides of palmitic and stearic acids. Synthesized from glycerin and stearic fatty acids, glyceryl stearate is derived for cosmetic use from palm kernel or soy oil and serves as an emulsifier that assists in forming neutral stable emulsions. It is also a solvent, humectant and consistency-regulator in water-in-oil and oil-in-water formulations. This skin lubricant imparts a pleasant feel.

  • polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate

    Polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate is a plant-based emollient, surfactant, and emulsifier.

  • C12-16 alcohols

    C12-16 alcohols is a mixture of synthetic fatty alcohols with 12 to 16 carbons in the alkyl chain. It is used as an emulsifier, emollient, and thickener and is considered completely safe.

  • polysorbate 60

    Polysorbate 60 is a condensate of sorbitol with stearic acid and is a waxy substance that is soluble in solvents.  Serving as an emulsifier, wetting agent, and detergent emulsifier for mineral oil, fats, and waxes, polysorbate 60 is widely used in cosmetic preparations.

  • laureth-7

    A non-comedogenic low-viscosity surfactant and emulsifier derived from coconut oil.

  • phenoxyethanol

    Phenoxyethanol is a viscous, oily, liquid preservative with a faint rose-like scent.  It has been extensively studied by the United States FDA and the Consumer Federation of America-backed Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel on two occasions, including most recently in 2007.  Consensus scientific data assessments have confirmed its safety as a cosmetic ingredient; the European Union Cosmetics Directive concurs with this safety assessment.  Phenoxyethanol prevents or suppresses microbial growth and thus protects cosmetics and skin care products from spoilage.  It is also used in fragrances.


Aqua Cream®
  • water

    Water is a fundamental ingredient for skin care products and life itself. Amarte products contain spring water sourced from a Korean nature preserve.

  • glycerin

    Glycerin is a clear syrupy liquid made by chemically combining water and lipid derived from vegetable oil.  Used as a humectant in moisturizers, glycerin is a water-binder that is able to draw and absorb water from the air, thus helping skin retain moisture.  It facilitates exfoliation-promoting enzymatic reactions within skin and improves spreading qualities of creams and lotions.

  • arbutin

    Arbutin is a skin conditioner with whitening, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.  Derived from blueberries, bearberries, cranberries, and pears, arbutin inhibits melanin formation via tyrosinase inhibition resulting in cosmetically relevant whitening properties.

  • retinol

    Retinol is a retinoid that enhances skin's radiance and is considered to be a skin revitalizer. Retinol is one of the most effective cosmetic antiaging ingredients and is scientifically proven, via rigorous studies, to improve conditions associated with chronological aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines. It alters the behavior of aged cells so they act in a more youthful manner, and stimulates the production of new blood vessels in the skin while improving skin tone. Useful in the management of acne, rosacea, oily skin, and actinic keratosis, retinol also helps decrease skin damage associated with UV exposure. Amarte products contain nano-encapsulated retinol for improved stability and absorption, efficacy, and tolerability.

  • Argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil

    Argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil: Argan oil is an emollient and skin conditioner derived from the nut of the argan tree.  Native to Morocco, the argan tree lives up to 200 years and its oil has been used for skin care and dietary supplementation for centuries. It is rich in tocopherol (vitamin E), phenolic acid, carotenes, and essential fatty acids including omega-9 oleic acid and omega-6 linolenic acid.  Considered beneficial in managing dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, acne, and sunburn, argan oil is one of the rarest oils in the world.

  • Ginkgo biloba nut extract

    Ginkgo biloba nut extract is found exclusively in Amarte Skin Care products. Ginkgofruit has a unique odor and is resistant to smoke, disease, and insects. Derived from the fruit of the Ginkgo nut utilizing Amarte's patented machinery and methods, this extract is derived from the portion of theGinkgo tree believed to be richest in active ingredients. Ginkgo bilobanut extract has antioxidant and possible anti-inflammatory properties. It appears to aid fibroblast production of collagen and elastin andexerts protective effects on vascular walls. Its beneficial properties are attributed to various flavonoids, including quercetin, kaemphferol, and ginkgetin.  Its key constituents also include ginkgolide and bilobalide, catechin, tannin, and luteolin.

  • caviar extract

    Caviar extract is prepared from sturgeon roe and used in products for oily and mature dehydrated skins requiring revitalization.  It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and boasts a high content of multiple vitamins, including A, B1, B2, B6, D, and E.  Caviar extract also contains minerals such as cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, silicium, and zinc, as well as multiple essential and sulfured amino acids, including glutamic acid, glycine, methionine, lysine, arginine, histidine, and aspartic acid.

  • elemental sulfur

    Elemental sulfur is a periodic table element that is an essential part of all living organisms. A broad spectrum antimicrobial withunique anti-inflammatory and exfoliative properties, purified elemental sulfur is very effective in the treatment of acne, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis. A multi-tasker, this element is also a skin brightener that helps decrease sebum production. Amarte uses two nanometer diameter puresulfur particles to create revolutionary efficacy and cosmetic elegance.

  • allantoin

    Allantoin is a botanical extract said to be healing, calming, and soothing.  An excellent temporary anti-irritant, allantoin helps protect skin from external factors such as wind burn and may aid in healing damaged skin by stimulating new tissue growth.  It is appropriate for sensitive, irritated, and acne-prone skin and is non-sensitizing.  It may be synthesized or derived from the comfrey root.

  • adenosine

    Adenosine is an essential amino acid.  This white crystalline powder is isolated by hydrolysis of yeast nucleic acid and boasts proven anti-wrinkle and skin-smoothing capacities.

  • Chamomilla recutita (chamomile) flower extract

    Chamomilla recutita(chamomile) flower extract is an aqueous-alcoholic extract prepared from flower heads of the aromatic chamomile plant.  Its active components include azulene, bisabolol, and phytosterol, and it is known for its anti-inflammatory and reparative properties.

  • Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil

    Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil is a noncomedogenic oil with antioxidant and smoothing properties that is rich in vitamin E. It serves as a skin protectant that helps skin retain moisture. Daily application has been shown to decrease the risk of skin infections.

  • cetyl alcohol

    Cetyl alcohol is a long chain of organic alcohol with emollient and emulsifying properties and is often used as a thickening or viscosity increasing agent

  • Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract

    Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract is an extract from the American witch-hazel tree with astringent and skin conditioning properties. It was first used by early New England settlers for its anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties.

  • trehalose

    Trehalose is a disaccharide plant sugar humectant comprised of two linked glucose molecules. It possesses uniquely beneficial moisture retention properties that have been shown to help prevent cellular damage in the event of dehydration.

  • Aspalathus linearis extract

    Aspalathus linearis extract is derived from antioxidant and phenolic compound rich leaves of a broom-like red bush from South Africa. Often called rooibos, this plant’s leaf extract contains quercetin and luteolin which are reported to have anti-cancer properties.

  • beeswax

    Beeswax, derived from virgin bees, is one of the oldest raw ingredients used in cosmetic preparations. Essentially insoluble in water, beeswax is used in many skin care creams and cosmetics as an emulsifier of water-in-oil emulsions and regulates formulation consistency.  It forms a lipid network rather than a film and is non-scientifically credited with anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antioxidant, antibacterial, germicidal, skin-softening, and elasticity-enhancing properties.

  • hydrogenated lecithin

    Hydrogenated lecithin is a emulsifier and surfactant commonly found in skin care products. It has been scientifically studied by Korean university professors and found to to be ideally suited for use in safe and uniquely elegant skin care nanoemulsions.

  • dimethicone

    Dimethicone is an inert, non-toxic silicone oil that serves as a skin protectant, provides lubricity and is very useful in reducing greasiness while improving water-resistance in SPF formulations.

  • Opuntia ficus-indica extract

    Opuntia ficus-indica extract is derived from prickly pear cactus. The extract is an excellent humectant rich in antioxidants including flavonoids and vitamins C, A and E. It has been scientifically demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

  • Phellinus linteus extract

    Phellinus linteus extract is derived from a medicinal mushroom used in Korea for centuries to treat various ailments. Harvard University and other researchers have recently reported it to be a promising anti-cancer agent. It possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has been recently shown to provided benefit for those with eczema.

  • carbomer

    Carbomer is also known as carbopol or carboxypolymethylene and is a slightly acidic white powder comprised of cross-linked hydrocarbon chains. It reacts with lipid particles to form thick, stable emulsions of oil in water and serves as an emulsifying, thickening, and suspending agent.

  • Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract

    Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract is a potent antioxidant extract derived from the leaves of the garden rosemary plant.  Possessing astringent, toning, refreshing, deodorant, antiseptic, softening and invigorating properties, this extract adds fragrance to a formulation and its active components include several amino acids, caffeic acid, rosemary acid and apigenin.

  • caprylic/capric triglyceride

    Caprylic/capric triglyceride is an emollient with valuable spreading properties derived from coconut oil that promotes product absorption without leaving an oily residue on the skin.

  • triethanolamine

    Triethanolamine, also known as TEA, is an emulsifier, surfactant and pH adjuster.

  • glyceryl stearate SE

    Glyceryl stearate SE is a self-emulsifying form of glyceryl sterarate containing a small amount of sodium and/or potassium stearate. Glyceryl stearate is a mixture of mono-, di-, and triglycerides of palmitic and stearic acids. Synthesized from glycerin and stearic fatty acids, glyceryl stearate is derived for cosmetic use from palm kernel or soy oil and serves as an emulsifier that assists in forming neutral stable emulsions. It is also a solvent, humectant and consistency-regulator in water-in-oil and oil-in-water formulations. This skin lubricant imparts a pleasant feel.

  • C12-16 alcohols

    C12-16 alcohols is a mixture of synthetic fatty alcohols with 12 to 16 carbons in the alkyl chain. It is used as an emulsifier, emollient, and thickener and is considered completely safe.

  • polysorbate 60

    Polysorbate 60 is a condensate of sorbitol with stearic acid and is a waxy substance that is soluble in solvents.  Serving as an emulsifier, wetting agent, and detergent emulsifier for mineral oil, fats, and waxes, polysorbate 60 is widely used in cosmetic preparations.

  • polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate

    Polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate is a plant-based emollient, surfactant, and emulsifier.

  • palmitic acid

    Palmitic acid is the most common fatty acid found in nature. It possesses mild antioxidant properties and is used in skin care products primarily for emulsifying and emollient purposes.

  • phenoxyethanol

    Phenoxyethanol is a viscous, oily, liquid preservative with a faint rose-like scent.  It has been extensively studied by the United States FDA and the Consumer Federation of America-backed Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel on two occasions, including most recently in 2007.  Consensus scientific data assessments have confirmed its safety as a cosmetic ingredient; the European Union Cosmetics Directive concurs with this safety assessment.  Phenoxyethanol prevents or suppresses microbial growth and thus protects cosmetics and skin care products from spoilage.  It is also used in fragrances.

Why use it

The Amarte True Brightening™ Collection Set is an all-inclusive ritual kit offering a complete brightening Korean skin care regimen. Using powerful, natural brighteners to fade brown spots and hyperpigmentation, this regimen is designed to uncover your skin’s luminous glow. The kit includes instructions on how to layer the products morning and evening for optimal results as recommended by board certified dermatologist Craig Kraffert, President of Amarte. All products are formulated at the Bio-RIC Innovation Center in Korea using A-grade botanical ingredients.

Features and Benefits:
  • Daily ExfoliPowder: A refined, polishing daily cleanser and exfoliator that brightens and smoothes. Exfoliation removes dry, dull skin for a luminous glow that optimizes absorption of skin care products.
    • Arbutin - antioxidant - brightens, calms.
    • Genistein - antioxidant - lightens, helps prevent DNA damage.
    • Purified Nano-Sulfur - brightens, exfoliates, purifies.
  • Aqua Mist Toner: A hydrating and uplifting antioxidant citrus spray to brighten, clarify and soften for an instant complexion boost.
    • Arbutin - brightens skin naturally.
    • Hyaluronic Acid - super-hydrates and plumps skin.
    • Prickly Pear Extract - antioxidant - soothes and calms.
  • Aqua Lotion: An ultra-light, antioxidant facial lotion smoothes, brightens, enhances clarity and transparency. Perfect for normal to oily skin, the light formula improves tone and texture while adding softness.
    • Arbutin - brightens skin naturally.
    • Purified Nano-Sulfur - brightens, purifies, soothes.
    • Allantoin - heals, calms, soothes.
  • Aqua Cream: An antioxidant-rich rejuvenating moisturizer with 1% retinol that provides concentrated brightening, anti-aging and rejuvenative benefits.
    • Arbutin - brightens skin naturally.
    • Nanoencapsulated 1% Retinol - enhances radiance, helps diminish fine lines, revitalizes.
    • Allantoin - heals, calms, soothes.

When and how

Recommended Regimen:

  • AM:
    • Daily ExfoliPowder
    • Aqua Mist Toner
    • Aqua Lotion
  • PM:
    • Daily ExfoliPowder
    • Aqua Mist Toner
    • Aqua Cream

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Acacia collagen (ActivExtract®)

Acacia collagen is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless dried extract from the stem of the acacia tree grown in Africa, the Near East, India, and the southern United States. Widely used for over 4,000 years as a soothing and anti-inflammatory agent and a product thickening agent, Acacia collagen dissolves rapidly in water and is typically included in products recommended for dry, sensitive or delicate skin.