A clear, yellow liquid that is a natural, active complex obtained by extracting botanical silicon from millet and tannins, taken from oak. Tannins are well known to be skin tightening.
In vivo studies with Liftonin® confirmed an improved skin structure by reducing wrinkles and lines, as well as a generally younger appearance. The new production of collagen and glucosamine glucans is accelerated. The skin profile is improved from within.
In vivo studies with only 2% Liftonin® confirm an improved skin structure by reducing wrinkles and lines, as well as a generally younger appearance after 28 days of use.
Aqua, Glycerin, Panicum Miliaceum Seed Extract (Millet Seed), Tannic Acid, Potassium Sorbate (0.2%).
The individual materials that make up Liftonin® are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
It increases the collagen production so add to night creams and anti aging serums.
It also reinforces the collagen matrix.
It contains highly bioavailable silicon and will actively increase the silicon content in fingernails.
Add to protective hand creams as well as foot creams and gels.
Rejuvenating to the dermal matrix of the skin, giving a flawless, radiant complexion with even texture.
Excellent for aging and crepey skin, acne prone skin and skin that needs a boost.
A great choice to add to men’s after shaving gels, lotions and creams.
The tannic acid from oak is astringent which is excellent for oily skin and acne prone skin. This astringent effect also gives a cosmetic lifting effect resulting in a smoother and brighter skin appearance. The tannins also have antioxidant properties.
A good addition to everyday body lotions to gradually improve the skin contours.
As the tannins are astringent, it will help combat an greasy scalp and oily hair when added to shampoos and conditioners.
The high levels of bioavailable silica will strengthen the hair shaft at its root. Add to hair spritzes designed to be left on as well as hair packs.
Use at 1% to 3%.
Water soluble so cannot be used in oil only blends.
It is heat sensitive so use at below 40°C or in stage 3 (cool down stage) when making creams and lotions.
The pH of the finished product is best to be below pH 6.5.
Use with Hyaluronic Acid gel for skin rejuvenating serums.
Blend with Eco Marine Algae Extract to make exceptional eye creams and serums.
All of our Vitamin materials (A, B, C and E) will enhance the effect of Liftonin® even further when added to creams, gels, lotions and serums.
Pseudocollagen will achieve an even more lifted and full effect when combined with Liftonin®.
As Liftonin® is a product made from natural ingredients, the colour may change slightly from one batch to another and a slight precipitation may form over time. This will not affect the function of the product.
Oak leaves were traditionally boiled up to extract tannins and use in washes for the astringent effect.
Hand and Nail Care Cream
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
6% Macadamia Oil
3% Thistle Oil
2% Cetearyl Alcohol
2.5% VE Emulsifier
Stage 2: (above 75°C)
4% MF Emulsifier
50% Boiling Spring Water
23% Boiling Rose Water
Stage 3: (below 40°C)
1.5% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
1% Sandalwood Essential Oil
Heat stage 1 ingredients in a double boiler to above 75°C.
Put the stage 2 ingredients into a larger bowl and swap the bowls in the double boiler so that the stage 2 is being heated.
Pour the stage 1 ingredients into the stage 2. Keep the heat above 75°C and stir for 5 minutes.
After the 5 minutes, transfer the bowl in a pan of cold water to cool down quickly whilst continuing to stir.
Add the stage 3 ingredients when under 40°C. Jar and label.
Stage 1: (room temperature)
40% Orange Blossom Water
27% Rose Water
10% Lavender Water
10% Frankincense Water
5% Pomegranate Glycerol Extract
4% Vitamin B3
1% Preservative Eco
Combine the stage 1 materials by stirring them together. Ensure the powder is fully dissolved. Bottle and label.
For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.
These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.