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We Care About The Quality of Our Ingredients

As always, HiQ skincare products are free of questionable chemicals such as polyethylene glycol (PEGs), parabens, mineral oil, dioxin, petrochemicals, and animal by-products. We include USDA certified Organic ingredients. Our products are not tested on animals and are Made in the U.S.A. Our products are vegan, non-oily, gluten-free, and are ideal for sensitive skin. Additionally, we design our products to be packed with anti-aging benefits for radiant, smooth, healthy skin, no matter your skin type or age.

The helpful guide below provides information about our key ingredients.

  • Aloe Vera Leaf Juice

    Certified Organic plant extract, Moisturizing effects (humectant)

    From ancient Egypt to today, aloe has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant and is known widely for its moisturizing and healing effects. The most common aloe plant, Aloe barbadensis (also known commonly as aloe vera), has been extensively studied for its beneficial effects on the skin.

    Aloe Vera Juice
  • Beta Glucan

    Calming, anti-inflammatory, redness-reducing effects, Antioxidant properties

    Beta glucan is a natural carbohydrate extracted from yeast that is well-known for its antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory effects.

    Beta Glucan
  • Caffeine

    Caffeine

    Energizing, Antioxidant and Anti-aging effects

    Natural caffeine, extracted from the Coffea arabica plant, is used to help energize dull, puffy, or sagging areas of the skin. Caffeine has also been researched widely and used as a potent antioxidant.

  • Cetearyl Olivate

    Cetearyl Olivate

    Stabilizing natural emulsifier, moisturizing properties

    Cetearyl olivate, a natural emulsifier derived from pure olive oil, is not only an effective emulsifier that helps keep skincare products stable, but also, this ingredient has moisturizing effects that help keep the skin hydrated.

  • Citric Acid

    Citric Acid

    Anti-microbial, natural preservative, skin brightening effects

    Citric acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid that is naturally found in citrus fruits and is known for its skin brightening and anti-microbial effects.

  • Coenzyme Q10

    Coenzyme Q10

    Powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory effects, cellular function

    Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), also known in its fully-oxidized form of ubiquinone, is an essential component of the electron transport chain that supplies energy to cells. CoQ10 is a signature ingredient in the HiQ Facial Serum and one can see its natural yellow color as the serum is rich in this super-nutrient. The potent, antioxidant function of CoQ10 helps it to protect the skin at the molecular level from the damaging effects of the sun and from damage by free radicals. CoQ10 also displays anti-inflammatory properties as well as collagen boosting effects that contribute to the anti-aging effects of CoQ10. Applied topically, CoQ10 in a skin care product helps to replenish lost CoQ10 at the skin surface after sun exposure and also supports normal cellular maintenance and regeneration.

  • Glycerin

    Glycerin

    Moisturizing effects (humectant)

    Glycerin, also known as glycerol, is a structural component of lipids and fats as well as a natural component of the skin. Due to its moisturizing properties, glycerin is an ideal humectant in skincare formulations.

  • Glyceryl Caprylate

    Glyceryl Caprylate

    Natural thickener, anti-microbial properties

    This natural thickener, derived from vegetable oil, is used to give skincare products a luxurious feel and texture. This compound also acts as a natural preservative.

  • Green Tea Extract

    Green Tea Extract

    Certified Organic plant extract, rich in anti-aging antioxidants, energizing and anti-inflammatory effects, anticarcinogenic properties

    Green tea is known to be rich in active, natural polyphenols that when consumed orally or applied topically have powerful antioxidant as well as anticarcinogenic effects. The health benefits of green tea have been known for centuries throughout ancient Chinese medicine and the tea is used today, both orally and topically for its strong health benefits.

  • Hydrolyzed Rice Protein

    Hydrolyzed Rice Protein

    Natural Anti-aging effects

    This advanced complex of hydrolyzed rice bran peptides provide help with dark circles and puffiness around the eye area as well as rejuvenating effects for the facial skin.

  • Jojoba

    Jojoba

    Natural emollient, plant extract, skin-mimetic

    The Jojoba plant, native to California and Mexico, is rich in a natural oil that is composed of lipids which are very similar to the oils found naturally in human skin. Pure, USDA Organic jojoba oil is ideal as a natural emollient and skin-protecting ingredient. Jojoba oil has been found to help the skin's barrier repair properties and the skin's ability to heal from damage due to UV light exposure. When used as a topical agent, jojoba oil has been found to demonstrate anti-inflammatory effects as well as to stimulate collagen production in skin.

  • Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

    Leuconostoc/Radish Root Lactobacillus Ferment Filtrate

    Natural preservative

    This natural preservative is an extract derived from radishes fermented with Leuconostoc kimchii (a lactic acid bacteria traditionally used to make Korean kimchi). The preservative exerts antimicrobial effects due to an isolated peptide secreted from the bacteria during the fermentation process.

  • Lysolecithin

    Lysolecithin

    Moisturizing emollient

    This phospholipid, derived from the membranes of plant cells, offers excellent water-binding, emollient properties to skin care products.

  • Mandarin Orange

    Mandarin Orange

    Relaxing and balancing essential oil, plant extract, anti-microbial properties

    This essential oil is known to evoke feelings of relaxation and joy. Mandarin oranges are well-known in traditional Chinese medicine for numerous health benefits. The cold-pressed extracts of the orange peels are rich in various natural compounds, and the essential oil has been used medicinally to help with digestive issues and as a natural anti-spasmodic.

  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

    Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

    Essential vitamin, moisturizing effects (humectant), cellular function

    Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is an essential nutrient required by every cell of the human body. A dietary deficiency of vitamin B3 leads to harmful effects throughout the body which may include dermatitis and even death. Research has also documented the importance of vitamin B3 in cardiovascular health. Vitamin B3 is an essential nutrient for the skin cells as well in the role of this vitamin in supporting skin cell growth, maintenance, and regeneration.

  • Organic Cucumber

    Organic Cucumber

    Soothing, non-irritating, plant extract, antioxidant effects

    Cucumber fruit extract is known for its calming effects on the skin. From helping to soothe and de-puff the sensitive skin around the eye, to added antioxidant effects, cucumber is a super "food" for the skin.

  • Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5)

    Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5)

    Essential vitamin, antioxidant properties, cellular function

    Panthenol, also known as pro-vitamin B5, is a natural humectant nutrient that is known to help hydrate and moisturize the skin. Well-known in hair care for its ability to moisturize and protect hair, panthenol is also ideal for use in helping to keep skin hydrated and feeling fresh.

  • Potassium Sorbate

    Potassium Sorbate

    Natural, food-safe preservative

    Potassium sorbate, rich in the essential mineral nutrient, potassium, functions as an effective anti-microbial agent to protect skin care products from the growth of harmful mold and bacteria.

  • Pullulan

    Pullulan

    Emulsifier, natural thickener, antioxidant

    Pullulan is a carbohydrate isolated from starch metabolism of the Aureobacidium pullulans fungus, and is a natural thickener and emulsifying ingredient.

  • Sclerotium Gum

    Sclerotium Gum

    Natural thickener, skin softening and moisturizing properties

    Derived from the fermentation of the Sclerotium fungus, this rich natural carbohydrate product not only helps to thicken skincare products, but also has moisturizing and skin smoothing effects.

  • Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

    Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Stabilized Vitamin C)

    Potent antioxidant, collagen-boosting effects, anti-aging effects,

    This stable form of vitamin C has been found to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen production in skin, and to help reduce the appearance of skin discoloration. Vitamin C is also an essential nutrient that functions as an antioxidant and helps to repair and protect the skin. HiQ uses dark violet glass packaging to further protect this powerful nutrient from degradation as it is sensitive to light.

  • Sodium Hyaluronate

    Sodium Hyaluronate

    Moisturizing effects, Anti-aging properties, cellular function

    Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan complex naturally found in the skin and connective tissue. Hyaluronic acid is part of the skin matrix itself, and is a powerful moisturizing agent that can contribute to skin health and anti-aging effects. Hyaluronic acid is used in medical applications to treat clinical disorders of the eye and arthritis of the joints.

  • Sorbitan Olivate

    Sorbitan Olivate

    Stabilizing natural emulsifier, moisturizing properties

    Sorbitan olivate, a natural emulsifier derived from pure olive oil, is used in combination with cetearyl olivate to help stabilize cosmetic formulas and for their moisturizing effects on the skin.

  • Tangerine

    Tangerine

    Stress-relieving and up-lifiting essential oil, plant extract, anti-microbial properties

    The peels of the ripe tangerine fruit are cold-pressed to extract an essential oil rich in healthy and sweet-smelling compounds. Aromatherapists use tangerine oil for its up-lifting and cheerful effects.

  • Thioctic Acid (alpha-Lipoic Acid)

    Thioctic Acid (alpha-Lipoic Acid)

    Powerful antioxidant

    Thiotic acid, also known as alpha-Lipoic acid, is a strong antioxidant that is used to help protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals. This nutrient can also help to regenerate and stabilize other antioxidants present in skin care formulations.

  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

    Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

    Powerful antioxidant, essential nutrient, skin healing and protective properties

    Vitamin E, in its many forms, is widely known for its potent antioxidant function and serves to protect skin from the damaging and aging effects of free radicals. Not only does this natural skin-compatible oil help to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin, it also helps with the harmful effects of sunburn.

  • Water

    Water (Aqua)

    Ultra-pure, filtered water is used in all HiQ products

    Ultra-pure, filtered water is used in all HiQ products

  • Xanthan Gum

    Xanthan Gum

    Natural thickener, skin hydrating properties

    This polysaccharide product, naturally produced by the bacterium, Xanthomonas, is an ideal emulsifying and thickening agent in skin care products that gives the formulation a naturally, luxurious texture and feel.

  • Zemea® Propanediol

    Zemea® Propanediol

    Natural preservative-boosting effects, skin moisturizing humectant

    Zemea propandiol is a natural alternative to petroleum-based products such as PEGs and is an ideal mosturizing agent in skin care. From its environmentally sustainable production, to advanced moisturizing properties, Zemea is a high-performance, EcoCert certified ingredient.

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Water (Aqua), Simmondsia Chinensis (ORGANIC Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Camellia Sinensis (ORGANIC Green Tea) Extract*, Lactobacillus Ferment, Zemea® Propanediol, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Glyceryl Caprylate, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Lysolecithin, Xanthan Gum, Thioctic Acid (alpha-Lipoic Acid), Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

*Certified Organic Ingredient
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Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (ORGANIC) Aloe Vera Leaf Juice*, Zemea® Propanediol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (ORGANIC Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (ORGANIC Green Tea) Extract*, Beta Glucan, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Glyceryl Caprylate

*Certified Organic Ingredient