Inspired by flora found in the North American Rockies and European Alps.
Formulated to help protect the skin against daily oxidative damage caused by solar radiation, pollution and other environmental stressors.
- Instructions for use
- ALPINE-Inspired Botanicals and Key Ingredients
ALPINE Emulsion is most effective as daytime treatment. Use after cleansing alone or as a next step after applying PRAIRIE Serum in a multi-step regimen with DU NORD SKIN CARE. ALPINE Emulsion may help boost the effectiveness of a sunscreen applied over it.
Remove protective cap. Dispense into clean hands. Massage gently into face. Replace protective cap. Note: This product is not a sunscreen.
Please note: Assignments of properties associated with the following ingredients are based on a review of the literature.
Alpine Rose Leaf Extract
Protective; antioxidant. Shown in vitro and in vivo studies to inhibit carbonylation of cutaneous proteins—an irreversible process that increases with aging and exposure to environmental stressors, eg, UV and infrared radiation , pollution, tobacco smoke. Antiviral. In vitro studies show the extract inhibited HSV-1 activity by preventing adhesion of the virus on epithelial cells. Results suggest the extract may reduce outbreaks of herpes (HSV-1) (cold sores).
Black Spruce Bark Extract
Protective. Very high polyphenol content. A boreal source of trans-resveratrol. Strongly absorbs UVB radiation. Anti-oxidant—inhibits free radicals and lipid per oxidation induced by UV radiation. Inhibits collagenase and stimulates collagen and elastin sythesis, so may protect dermal barrier and help to maintain tissue elasticity. In vivo study suggests it may have a long-lasting hydration effect. Anti-inflammatory —may help to protect skin from chronic inflammation caused by nitric oxide pollutants. Action and efficacy supported by in vitro and in vivo studies.
Edelweiss Flower Extract
Photoprotective; soothing. Antioxidant; anti-inflammatory; antimicrobial. Absorbs UV radiation. Results of in vitro and in vivo studies suggest that leontopodic and chlorogenic acids found in edelweiss may protect skin cells against induced oxidative damage. Traditional use as an anti-inflammatory supported by scientific studies.
Goldenrod Flower Essential Oil
Anti-inflammatory; antimicrobial. Said to help alleviate stress and calm nervousness. Contributes to aroma.
Goldenrod Flower Water and Rose Flower Water Blend
Astringent and toning. Antiseptic; soothing; hydrating. Contributes to aroma.
Lingonberry Fruit Stem Cell Extract
Photoprotective and skin reparative. A sustainable and enriched source of lingonberry fruit polyphenols. In vitro study indicates extract enhances superoxide dismutase synthesis with exposure to infrared radiation, which can penetrate subcutaneal layers, and reduces synthesis of inflammatory mediators generated by exposure to UVB. In vivo study indicates diminished oxidative stress in skin, with reduced appearance of wrinkles and improved skin density.
Mycosporine-like Amino Acids
Photoprotective. Derived from the red alga Porphyra umbilicalis and sequestered in liposomes for concentration and delivery. A natural UVA filter that prevents oxidative damage caused by UVA, which is less dependent on time of day or season and penetrates clouds and glass. Action and efficacy supported by in vitro and in vivo studies.
Raspberry Seed Oil (Cold-pressed and CO2 Extract)
Photoprotective; antioxidant. nourishing; reparative; emollient, Absorbs radiation in the UVB region. Scatters radiation in the UVA region, possibly helping to prevent UVA-induced oxidative damage. High levels of proVitamin A carotenoids and essential fatty acids. Source of ellagitannins (metabolized to ellagic acid). The cold-pressed oil is a source of the vitamin E in the form of alpha-tocopherol (most potent tocopherol antioxidant). The CO2 oil extract has a naturally high concentration of gamma-tocopherol, a potent anti-inflammatory and its anti-oxidant activity is particularly strong against the kinds reactive nitrogen species found in air pollution. May help to prevent premature aging of the skin, especially photoaging. May improve epidermal barrier function and prevent transepidermal water loss. May reduce hyperpigmentation.
Red Maple Bark Extract
Skin regenerative; protective; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory. Very high polyphenol content—phenolic glycosides, flavonoids (catechin), phenolic acids (gallic acid), pyrogallol, proanthocyanidins. Inhibits collagen degradation; stimulates collagen production; stimulates elastin fibre production; stimulates involucrin synthesis. May stimulate dermal regeneration and improve skin structure, tonicity and firmness and improve the mechanical resistance of skin, supporting its integrity and barrier function. May have a plumping effect on the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles. Action and efficacy supported by in vitro and in vivo studies.
Rose de Mai Flower Extract & Damask Rose Flower Essential Oil
Skin conditioning; antiseptic; astringent. Rose has a history of use in skin care and has been used to help soothe skin and to help calm the mind. Contributes to aroma.
Roseroot Root Extract
Protective; antioxidant. Considered an adaptogen. In vitro and in vivo studies show the Rhodiola rosea root extract stimulates beta-endorphin production; action attributed to unique phytochemicals of this species. Used traditionally in Russia and Scandinavia as an anti-stress and anti-fatigue agent, to improve physical stamina and to alleviate symptoms of mental unwellness. Skin cells have neurotransmitter receptors and synthesize neurotransmitters, including beta-endorphin. Thus topical application of Roseroot extract may stimulate beta-endorphin production in skin and help reduce sensations of stress and fatigue, promote a sense of wellbeing, and as a result improve skin appearance.
Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil (CO2 Total Extract)
Skin reparative/regenerative; nourishing; protective; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory. Source of vitamins, polyphenols, minerals, the rare essential fatty acid (omega-7) palmitoleic acid, a major skin constituent, alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid. Rich in tocopherols and tocotrienols (Vitamin E). Traditionally used to treat wounds, burns, acne and other skin conditions. Generally considered a powerful skin-healing ingredient.
Hydrosol Blend/Melange d’hydrolats: Rosa damascena (Damask Rose/ Rose de Damas) Flower Water Extract1 (and) Solidago canadensis (Canadian Goldenrod/ Verge d’Or du Canada) Flower Water Extract1; Aqua; Glycerin2; Rubus idaeus (Raspberry/Framboise) Seed Oil1; Cetearyl Olivate1 (and) Sorbitan Olivate1; Cetearyl Alcohol1 (and) Cetyl Palmitate1 (and) Sorbitan Palmitate1 (and) Sorbitan Oleate1; Sambucus nigra (Elderberry/ Sureau noir ) Fruit Extract1; Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate1; Rubus idaeus (Raspberry/Framboise) Seed CO2 Extract; Tocopherol (mixed)3; Lauryl Olivate; Helianthus annuus (Sunflower/Tournesol) Seed Oil; Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn/ Argousier) Fruit CO2 Extract1; Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Lingonberry/ Airelle rouge) Fruit Stem Cell Extract; Leontopodium alpinum (Edelweiss) Flower/Leaf Extract1; Rhododendron ferrugineum (Alpine Rose/Alpenrose) Leaf Extract1; Picea mariana (Black Spruce/Épinette noire) Bark Extract1,4; Acer rubrum (Red Maple/Érable rouge) Bark Extract1,4; Porphyra umbilicalis (Nori) Extract; Rhodiola rosea (Roseroot/Orpin rosat) extract; Lactobacillus Ferment1; Avena sativa (Oat/Avoine) Kernel Extract1; Rosa centifolia (Rose de Mai) Flower Extract1; Solidago canadensis (Canadian Goldenrod/ Verge d’Or du Canada) Flower Essential Oil1; Rosa damascena (Damask Rose/Rose de Damas) Essential Oil1; Lysolecithin1 (and) Sclerotium Gum1 (and) Xanthan Gum1 (and) Pullulan1; Allantoin; Gluconodeltalactone1; Alcohol5; Lecithin5; Sodium Hyaluronate; Sodium Levulinate1; Sodium Anisate1; Sodium Benzoate6; Phenoxyethanol5; Potassium Sorbate6; Xanthan Gum 5; Romarinus officinalis Leaf Extract6; Citric Acid 5; Gluconodeltalactone6; Calcium Gluconate6; (Benzyl Alcohol; Citronellol; Eugenol; Farnesol; Geraniol; Limonene; Linalool)7
1USDA/ECOCERT-certified organic ingredient or ECOCERT-approved natural ingredient / Ingrédient certifié biologique par USDA/ECOCERT ou ingrédient naturel approuvé par ECOCERT
2Includes certified organic glycerin and vegetable glycerin / Inclus glycérine biologique certifiée et glycérine végétale
3Non-GMO / Sans OGM
4Bark harvested as a by-product of the Canadian forestry industry / L’écorce récoltée comme un sous-produit de l'industrie forestière Canadienne
5Preservative or additive component included in some extracts / Agent de conservation ou additif composant inclus dans quelques extraits
6Preservative or additive component included in some extracts; ECOCERT compliant / Agent de conservation ou additif composant inclus dans quelques extraits; conforme au ECOCERT
7Naturally-occurring components of essential oils / Composants naturels de l'huiles essentielles