Our raw ingredients are sourced from certified producers in Europe, Canada and Japan. All our products are designed in our own laboratory and produced in our own factory. We never skimp on ingredients and incorporate them to the max as suggested by the manufacturer. All ingredients are active components – we put nothing there to merely fill the bottle. Minimum amount of ingredients make for the maximum impact.
We never use parabens, SLS, silicones, mineral oils, PEGs, or synthetic colors.
The essence of skin care products is that the right ingredients penetrate the skin layer they are designed to help. D’DIFFERENCE products employ “smart molecules” meaning that we use molecules varying in size and weight. Some ingredients remain on top, some stop at the epidermis (upper layer), and others travel deep to the point where the epidermis meets the dermis (middle layer). This meeting point is where stem cells are born and where most of the work for the skin is done to maintain your youthful appearance.
The choices made in D’DIFFERENCE product formulation result in
– allowing your skin to absorb products quickly, never leaving it sticky; and
– allowing makeup to be immediately applied, leaving your skin silky and smooth.
MAIN INGREDIENTS IN OUR PRODUCTS
D’DIFFERENCE and D’DIFFERENCE FOR MEN products contain a great variety of active ingredients, each of them having its own unique and valuable features. We only use cold-mixing methodology for processing raw materials and mixing the components to ensure the production with the best quality.
HYDRESIA® emulsion* consists of natural oleosomes from safflower seeds, and its function is to retain the healthy level of moisture and nutrients in the skin. Safflower oleosomes act as natural water and nutrients’ reservoirs. When skin needs additional moisturizing or nutrition, oleosomes help to release them gradually, making the skin look youthful and bright during longer periods of time. As HYDRESIA® emulsion is a main ingredient in a majority of our products, this time-release system is a common feature of D’DIFFERENCE products. We purchase the emulsion from Canada, it is tested on all continents, on different ages and skin types. Its performance and skin tolerance is excellent, and we absolutely adore it!
Plant-Derived Stem Cells Extract that is included in D’DIFFERENCE Cell Innovation products and D’DIFFERENCE FOR MEN Age Difference Face Cream. It is a very efficient anti-ageing component stimulating collagen synthesis and the renewal of skin cells, it decreases the depth and length of wrinkles and also prevents the formation of new wrinkles. Plant-derived stem cells extract, processed in a way that all valuable properties of stem cells have been retained, is the most unique and innovative approach used in natural anti-ageing skin care products.
Collagen is a natural protein that provides our bodies with structural support — the fibrous, elastic, connective tissue in our bodies that holds us together. Collagen is a part of the natural make-up of our tendons, ligaments, joints, muscles, hair, skin, etc. As we age, the production of collagen in our body slows down. On the outside we see our skin start to wrinkle and lose its youthful radiance due to the breakdown of connective tissue. Since the plant stem-cell component has the potency to promote collagen production and to activate cells, you can expect your skin to rejuvenate. The component is an excellent functional ingredient for cosmetics enabling substantial cell activation and collagen synthesis to improve fine lines and wrinkles.
– This ingredient can be found in our Cell Innovation line
Persian Silk Tree Extract*
For the first time in the cosmetics industry, an active ingredient is demonstrating a lifting action on sagging upper eyelids. It offers a gentle alternative to invasive surgery to lift the upper eyelid, reduce crow’s feet wrinkles, fade away dark circles and diminish puffiness.
– This ingredient can be found in our eye creams
Peptides, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 are there to ”attack” the dark circles. These powerful peptides reinforce firmness and tone of the eye area. They also activate the elimination of blood originated pigments responsible for the colour in the dark circles and local inflammation. Peptides are one of the most efficient ingredients to absorb the pigment in the blood that causes the colour to appear. The results are visible to the naked eye! When used regularly, it can help to reduce the discoloration at an amazing speed.
Whitening Compound* is a multifunctional skin lightener for all skin types which significantly reduces the colour and size of age spots, and decreases and cleaves pigmentation. All D’DIFFERENCE White Beauty products include the 7 most effective natural whitening extracts which are selected from 100 different plants.
This ingredient can be found in our White Beauty line
Hyaluronic Acid* is found in every human body. It is the key component of the extracellular matrix which is the space filler of the supporting scaffold cells. It allows skin cells to retain moisture and also stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis. It also transports nutrients in the blood to skin cells and serves as a cushion to lubricate and protect skin against damage. Hyaluronic acid fights ageing by stimulating the growth of new cells and the production of collagen and elastin. This function helps to reduce existing wrinkles and to prevent future ones from appearing. This multifunctional component reduces irritation, promotes healing and fights inflammation processes in the skin. Last but not least, it serves as the free radical scavenger and an antioxidant helping to protect the skin from ageing effects caused by excessive sunlight exposure.
We use this “miracle component” in different molecular weights in order to influence all the layers of the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid Crosspolymer
It is a unique cross-linked non-animal derived form of hyaluronic acid that delivers water and water-soluble actives helping in the maintenance of skin’s water content when used regularly. It forms a cross-linked network on the skin’s surface providing a long-lasting moisturizing effect due to its good stability. It increases elasticity and reduces roughness. An excellent protective film that allows for smaller-sized technologies to remain topically effective while this 3D “breathable” layer prevents the skin from the damage caused by external aggressions like UV rays, dust and pollution.
Rosa Centifolia Extract
This is a new solution extracted and prepared from Rosa Centifolia petals. It prevents the formation of wrinkles, keeps the skin supple and also reduces skin inflammation after sunburn by inhibiting the activity of hyaluronidase, an enzyme that decomposes hyaluronic acid. The extract from Rosa Centifolia petals has antioxidant properties which protect the skin from environmental damage and ageing. It has the ability to calm the skin and tone down redness.
Furcellaria lumbricalis Red Algae Extract from the Baltic Sea is a powerful protector against free radical damage, it also prevents the formation of an enzyme that causes the deprivation of collagen. The amino acids in algae firm and renew skin tissue while fatty acids fight inflammation, unify the complexion and make the surface of the skin smooth, soft and silky.
Flower Acids® are obtained from chalices of a subtropical Hibiscus sabdariffa. We only use beige petals that are harvested in winter to ensure the best quality due to their high organic acid content. The pyruvic acid in FLOWERS ACIDS® has proved to be highly efficient without causing irritation. Flower acids improve skin structure and its brightness, decrease ageing signs, wrinkles and dark spots. They also decrease sebum production and improve hydration.
AQUAXYL™* is an “anti-dehydration shield” that reinforces the synthesis of essential lipids and proteins involved in the organisation of the corneus layer. It offers the 3D hydration hydraconcept for circulation of moisture throughout all skin layers and the boosting of hyaluronic acid. The skin barrier is reinforced in 24 hours by limiting the loss of water. In case of normal desquamation, its impact is visible in 28 days leaving the skin softer and smoother.
* This ingredient is ECOCERT approved
Niacinamide (vitamin B3) is a very stable vitamin which offers a wide range of topical benefits. It helps to get rid of pimples and acne problems and is also a popular and widely used skin-lightening ingredient. However, its activity profile goes far beyond this: niacinamide enhances the efficacy of products designed for blemished skin, dry and sensitive skin and anti-wrinkle treatment. Latest data on the protection potential of niacinamide for UV challenged skin makes it the ideal companion for your daily skin care routine. And it also protects us from the harmful effects of blue light (computers, phones etc).
Depending on the percentage added, niacinamide offers different effects:
● 2-3% protects from city pollution, moisturizes and soothes, restores skin’s protective abilities
● 4% minimizes pimples and spots (in addition to aforementioned qualities)
● 5% anti-ageing properties and evens out skin tone (in addition to aforementioned qualities)
Spent Grain Wax & Shea Butter & Argan Oil* – a powerful combination of natural active ingredients that offer not only alleviation to itching but according to dermatological tests, this exact ingredient combination stopped the itching from reocurring. Stressed skin’s redness is substantially diminished leaving the skin looking healthy and feeling soothed.
*ECOCERT approved and NATRUE certified.
Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil) is a light and well-absorbing oil, thus especially good for dry and sensitive skin. The oil helps to improve the skin’s blood circulation and metabolism while stimulating collagen synthesis and skin cells’ renewal. Due to its warming and muscle tension relieving properties, this oil is also widely used as a massage oil. Most of D’DIFFERENCE and D’DIFFERENCE FOR MEN creams and lotions contain sweet almond oil.
Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil) has cooling, vitalizing and refreshing as well as antiseptical properties. Like all other citric oils it trims skin tissues.
Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil) consists of fatty acids which are especially useful for dry, sensitive or damaged skin. It also contains oleic acids, vitamins A, B, D, E and plenty of minerals and lecithin which are all very valuable skin nourishing components. The oil is well-absorbing and helps to maintain the skin’s natural moisture level.
Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil) moisturizes and softens the skin. In addition, it has antioxidative, anti-inflammatory and even healing properties (relieves acne and eczema problems, swellings and insect bites). Jojoba seed oil helps to maintain the skin’s elasticity.
Grape Seed Oil (Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil) consists of antioxidative polyphenols which help to reduce ageing signs. The oil contains anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial properties and provides excellent protection against free radical damage.
Argan Oil is advocated as a moisturizing oil, effective against the flaking of the skin. This oil has also medicinal uses against rheumatism and the healing of burns. The oil is used in the treatment of mature skin. In D’DIFFERENCE series argan oil is used for its replenishing and smoothing purposes.
Dead Sea Minerals have plenty of valuable features – they regulate skin’s metabolism and balance the skin’s structure. Dead Sea Minerals consist of sulfur which is natural antioxidant and stimulates collagen synthesis and cells’ metabolism; the potassium and sodium which regulate skin`s moisture balance and help to secrete toxins; chlorine, iodine and magnesium which help to intensify cell metabolism; calcium which is required for retaining the strength of cells’ structure and for cleansing pores; bromine which is actually a natural antibiotic, etc. In addition, Dead Sea Minerals in cosmetics act as natural preservatives.