OUR INGREDIENT INTEGRITY
Oriad Athens | Premium Greek Natural Skincare
“The magical combination of pure plant-based raw materials with clinically proven ingredients, brings the safest and most visible results”
Plant stem cells
Complex of fermented gooseberry, sweet marjoram, green tea and sea buckthorn. Plant stem cells can slow down the natural skin aging process by defending against oxidative stress and increasing collagen & elastin synthesis. Their multiple beneficial action is due to the much higher concentration of regenerative agents in relation to common herbal extracts. They accelerate cell renewal, offer firming and antioxidant action while moisturizing and promoting collagen production.
Together with mucopolysaccharides and elastin, collagen is a main constituent of the skin connective tissue. Thanks to its large amino acids content, particularly hydroxyproline, the vegan collagen has the ability to limit the unavoidable moisture losses caused by natural aging, moisturizes, tones and tightens the skin improving its elasticity, texture and shade. Vegan collagen also soothes acne scars, stretch and burn marks.
Different kinds of Hyaluronic Acids of various molecular weights have been used in our products. Each one targets the anti-aging and moisturizing activity of a different skin layer. LMW Very low molecular weight hyaluronic acid is able to reach even the lowest skin layers offering rejuvenation and deep moisture, while higher molecular weight hyaluronic acid increases skin’s elasticity and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. They also stimulate the production of body‘s own endogenous hyaluronic acid and collagen.
Persian silk tree extract
Known also as Mimosa of Constantinople or tree of happiness, Persian silk tree is valued for its antioxidant properties. This active ingredient acts as an energy booster, improves cell respiration and counteracts the formation of wrinkles. Persian silk tree extract lifts the upper eyelid, reduces wrinkles on the crow’s feet and weakens dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.
Vitamin E is an important antioxidant ingredient that is used for more than 50 years in dermatology and is commonly known for its benefits on skin’s health and appearance. Its prime benefit is the capability to heal skin damage such as burns and wounds. Vitamin E protects cells from free radicals and can prevent premature skin aging caused by pollution and sun damage. It provides antioxidant, anti-aging, moisturizing, and anti-inflammatory action.
Lactic acid is an ingredient of great importance in the skincare industry. It has the ability to significantly improve skin’s appearance by treating fine lines, wrinkles, and skin discoloration like age spots and hyperpigmentation. Lactic acid fights against skin infections and therefore reduce acne lesions. It brightens the skin offering a healthy youthful glow while reducing pore size.
Bilberry Niosomes is the purest source of bilberry super-food encapsulated in Niosomes to improve skin circulation, hydration, detoxification, reduce dark circles and bags, as well as prevent marks and lines during ageing process. Manufactured in Swiss laboratories is known to strengthen the skin against signs of redness and due to its calming properties, it is very effective in swelled eyes and dark eye circle treatments as well as microcirculation. It also helps soothe irritated skin, preventing its degeneration for a youthful glow. Reduces wrinkle depth and increases elasticity as well as efficiency of new collagen synthesis, while boosts skin’s defences against pollution damage and inflammations.
Greek Caledula oil
Calendula oil is widely used for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, healing and soothing properties. The oil enhances wound healing and helps regenerate irritated and sensitive skin. Having a high concentration of fatty acids, calendula oil helps support the skin barrier function. It enhances the elasticity of the skin, keeps it moisturized and repairs the lipid barrier.
Organic Argan oil
Argan oil enhances skin regeneration, elasticity and cell renewal. Provides anti-inflammatory properties and treats skin problems such as dryness, acne, wrinkles, fine lines and stretch marks. In addition, it offers nourishment and deep hydration by restoring the skin’s lipids while maintaining its moisture and thus delaying the visible signs of aging.
Olive oil is widely known to be used by ancient Greeks for beauty as well as health treatments. It is very rich in vitamins (including A, D, K and E) and it has a very high concentration of squalene which makes the olive oil extra antioxidant keeping the skin healthy and hydrated. It is known for its anti-inflammatory action by killing off the bacteria that causes the acne. Olive oil regulates and maintains the oiliness of the skin barrier and at the same time, it restores the softness and the silky surface of the skin while fighting dehydration.
Organic Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil offers great antioxidant protection to the skin against oxidant damages thus contributing to natural aging signs. It also effectively nourishes the skin and gives it emollient properties. Jojoba oil helps retain moisture, soothes skin conditions (such as redness, acne, eczema, psoriasis), relieves sensitive skin, inflammation and reduces natural oiliness and acne.
Shea butter provides soothing and nourishing properties to the skin. Rich in fatty acids, mainly omega-9 oleic acid and stearic acid, it helps replenish nutrients, enhance skin’s elasticity and keep it hydrated. In addition, due to its extensive anti-inflammatory properties, shea butter helps in healing redness and face swelling. A really powerful moisturizing agent that rejuvenates the skin and repairs damage caused by extreme weather temperatures, pollution and UV radiation.
Pomegranate helps the outer layer skin protection and stimulates skin cell regeneration by increasing blood circulation. As a rich source of vitamin C, it fights against premature aging, hyperpigmentation and age spots. Pomegranate also contains sun protective compounds which protect the skin against free radical damage, relieve sunburn and reduce the signs of sun damage.
It is historically used by Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to treat wounds and promote healing. Chamomile’s powerful antioxidants empower skin regeneration, tightening of skin pores as well as slowing down ageing effects. The polyphenols and phytochemicals contained in chamomile extract are known to speed up cell regeneration, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory and skin-calming properties and is very beneficial for treating the eye area puffiness.
This powerful ingredient helps replenish and retain skin moisture. Aloe vera stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid as well as collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. It also soothes any kind of irritation, rejuvenates skin tissues and restores elasticity and firmness. Aloe vera is considered to be of great importance in order to keep skin hydrated and delay natural aging.
Neroli flower water
A delicate infusion of orange blossom flower into water. The scent is known for its use in aromatherapy as it can reduce the levels of brain cortisol. In addition to its elegant scent, neroli is also antioxidant, antiseptic, antibacterial and minimizes aging spots. As a skin care saviour, it can also be used to treat oily skin, reduce fine lines and hydrate all skin types. It’s sweet floral fragrance with a hint of citrus aroma has therapeutic properties of instantly uplifting one’s mood.
This active ingredient has a strong moisture-binding, anti-inflammatory, regenerative and wound healing effect. Provitamin B5, also known as panthenol, strengthens the skin’s barrier function and improves its elasticity, promoting new cell formation in wounds. Provitamin B5 penetrates the skin, allowing it to promote skin recovery by enhancing the skin barrier and helping to revitalize skin cells. Offers strong skin hydration and smooth appearance.
Organic St. John’s Wort Oil
St. John’s Wort Oil has a soothing, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect on the skin and offers
multiple wound-healing properties. Being full of powerful flavonoids, it is ideal for sensitive and
damaged skin, powerful in reducing fine lines, small burns and scars, while its anti-inflammatory
effects make it one of the best anti-acne ingredients.
Greek Mastic Oil
Mastic oil is extracted from the original Chios mastic gum. It is a natural antioxidant that has
excellent regenerating properties, enhances the synthesis of collagen and ensures greater skin
elasticity. Its healing, antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it the cutting
edge in beauty industry. Back in the 1 st century, mastic was famous for its therapeutic and cosmetic
properties. In addition to the above, mastic controls the excess of sebum, minimizes and tightens
pores, soothes irritated skin and offers a smoother texture and healthier appearance.
Matrixyl 3000 consists of 2 types of peptides called matrikines which support the activation of the
skins restoration process. These powerful anti-ageing peptides have the ability to penetrate the skin
and get down into the lower layers of the skins cells to repair damaged skin. Matrikines are highly
active in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, restoring collagen and elastin, and thus offering skin a
more youthful appearance.
Plant based squalene is 100% of olive origin, it mimics our skin’s natural oils and is a brilliant
emollient that is used to keep our skin soft and moisturized. Squalene is produced naturally by our
own skin cells, however the amount of its production decreases as we age. Adding it on our skincare
routine helps to seal in our skin’s moisture, while its antioxidant properties help to guard against
free radicals. Squalene is non-greasy and lightweight and is suitable for all skin types.