Inspired by flora found in the Boreal Shield, Plains and Cordillera of Canada and the southern edges of the taiga biome in North America and Eurasia
Formulated to stimulate skin regeneration and repair. Dermatologist tested.
- Instructions for use
- BOREAL-Inspired Botanicals and Key Ingredients
BOREAL Emulsion is most effective as night treatment. Use after cleansing alone or as a next step after applying PRAIRIE Serum in a multi-step regimen with DU NORD SKIN CARE.
Remove protective cap. Dispense into clean hands. Massage gently into face. Replace protective cap.
Please note: Assignments of properties associated with the following ingredients are based on a review of the literature.
Black Currant Seed Oil
Skin reparative/regenerative; moisturizing; anti-inflammatory. Source of essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (omega 6) and rare source of stearidonic acid (omega 3). May improve epidermal barrier function and prevent transepidermal water loss. May help to reduce premature aging effects associated with chronic activation of pro-inflammatory processes (inflammaging).
Blueberry Seed Oil
Skin reparative/regenerative; moisturizing; anti-oxidant; anti-inflammatory. Rich in essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid . Source of Vitamin E (tocopherols), carotenoids, phytosterols and anthocyanins. May improve epidermal barrier function and prevent transepidermal water loss. May help to inhibit processes associated with photoaging and inflammaging. May help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Elder Flower Water, Labrador Tea Leaf Water, Sweet Gale Leaf Water Blend
Astringent and toning. Anti-inflammatory and soothing; hydrating; antiseptic. Contributes to aroma.
Evening Primrose Seed Oil
Skin reparative/regenerative; moisturizing; anti-inflammatory. Source of gamma-linolenic acid and phytosterols. Evening primrose seed oil sterols shown to inhibit release of pro-inflammatory mediators. May improve epidermal barrier function and prevent transepidermal water loss. May help to reduce premature aging effects associated with chronic activation of pro-inflammatory processes.
Heather Flower Extract
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial; anti-oxidant, astringent, skin-tone evening. Source of arbutin (reduces hyperpigmentation), ursolic acid (anti-inflammatory), and flavonols (anti-oxidant). Considered beneficial for sensitive and acne-prone skin.
Labrador Tea Leaf Water and Essential Oil
Tonic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic. Traditionally used to treat wounds, dry, burned or inflamed skin. The essential oil has been suggested to help ease insomnia and has been shown to have measurable and significant antioxidant, antibacterial and anti fungal activities. Both the hydrosol and oil contribute to aroma.
Lingonberry Fruit Stem Cell Extract
Skin reparative/regenerative; anti-oxidant; anti-inflammatory. A sustainable and enriched source of lingonberry fruit polyphenols. An in vitro study indicates extract enhances superoxide dismutase synthesis after exposure to infrared radiation, which can penetrate subcutaneal layers, and reduces synthesis of inflammatory mediators generated by exposure to UVB. In vivo study indicated diminished oxidative stress in skin, with reduced appearance of wrinkles and improved skin density.
Lingonberry Seed Oil
Skin reparative; moisturizing; nourishing; anti-oxidant; anti-inflammatory. Exceptionally high in alpha-linolenic (omega-3), linoleic (omega-6) fatty acids. A source of gamma-tocotrienol (Vitamin E family) with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. May improve epidermal barrier function and prevent transepidermal water loss. May help to inhibit processes associated with photoaging and inflammaging. May help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This extract is also reported to reduce hyperpigmentation.
Skin reparative; moisturizing; anti-inflammatory; antimicrobial, sebo-suppressive; skin-tone evening. Enhances skin moisturization and structure, stimulates aquaporin 3 expression, stimulates ceramide, free fatty acids and cholesterol; synthesis; stimulates collagen synthesis; reduces transepidermal water loss; reduces transfer of melanosomes from melanocytes to keratinocytes. May reduce hyperpigmentation. May help to reduce severity of inflammatory acne. May reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles associated with pre-mature and normal aging.
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.
Red Maple & Black Spruce & Yellow Birch & Jack Pine Barks Extract
Hydrating, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory. Very high concentration of polyphenols and terpenoids. In vitro study using a specialized skin model system indicates this extract stimulates aquaporin-3 expression, a small membrane protein that transports water across skin cells. A small in vivo study showed application of the extract in a basic cream provided a long-lasting moisturizing effect. May increase skin hydration capacity and provide stable, long-lasting hydration and maintenance of elasticity.
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. 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.
Wild Carrot Seed Oil
Anti-inflammatory; antibacterial; antifungal. Widely considered skin rejuvenating and soothing. Contributes to aroma.
Hydrosol Blend/Melange d’hydrolats: Rhododendron groenlandicum (Labrador Tea/Thé du Labrador) Leaf Water Extract1 (and) Sambucus cerulea (Elderberry/ Sureau noir ) Flower Water Extract1 (and) Myrica gale (Sweet Gale/Myrique baumier) Leaf Water Extract1; Aqua; Glycerin2; Niacinamide; Cetearyl Olivate1 (and) Sorbitan Olivate1; Vaccinium angustifolium (Blueberry/Bluet) Seed Oil; Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate1; Cetearyl Alcohol1 (and) Cetyl Palmitate1 (and) Sorbitan Palmitate1 (and) Sorbitan Oleate1; Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose/Onagre) Seed Oil1; Sambucus nigra (Elderberry/Sureau noir ) Fruit Extract1; Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Lingonberry/ Airelle rouge) Seed Oil3,4; Ribes nigrum (Black Currant/ Cassis) Seed Oil4; Tocopherol (mixed)5; Lauryl Olivate1; Helianthus annuus (Sunflower/Tournesol) Seed Oil; Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Lingonberry/Airelle rouge) Fruit Stem Cell Extract; Calluna vulgaris (Heather/Bruyère) Flower Extract1; Viola odorata (Violet/Violette) Leaf Extract1; Echinacea purpurea Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract1; Acer rubrum (Red Maple/Érable rouge) Bark Extract1,6; Acer rubrum (Red Maple/Érable rouge) Bark Extract1,6 (and) Picea mariana (Black Spruce/Épinette noire) Bark Extract1,6 (and) Betula alleghaniensis (Yellow Birch/Bouleau jaune) Bark Extract1,6 (and) Pinus banksiana (Jack Pine/Pin gris) Bark Extract1,6; Rhodiola rosea (Roseroot/Orpin rosat) Root Extract; Lactobacillus Ferment1; Avena sativa (Oat/Avoine) Kernel Extract1; Rhododendron groenlandicum (Labrador Tea/ Thé du Labrador) Leaf Essential Oil1; Daucus carota (Wild Carrot/Carotte sauvage) Seed Essential Oil1; Daucus carota (Wild Carrot/Carotte sauvage) Seed Oil1; Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot/ Monarde fistuleuse) Flower Essential Oil1; Lysolecithin1 (and) Sclerotium Gum1 (and) Xanthan Gum1 (and) Pullulan1; Allantoin; Sodium Hyaluronate; Sodium Levulinate1; Sodium Anisate1; Romarinus officinalis (Rosemary/ Romarin) Leaf Extract7; Sodium Benzoate7; Potassium Sorbate7; Xanthan Gum8; Citric Acid 8; Gluconodeltalactone8; Calcium Gluconate8; (Citronellol; Geraniol; Limonene; Linalool)9
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 de glycérine végétale
4ECOCERT compliant / Conforme au ECOCERT
5Non-GMO / Sans OGM
6Bark harvested as a by-product of the Canadian forestry industry / L’écorce récoltée comme un sous-produit de l'industrie forestière Canadienne
7Preservative or additive component included in some extracts; ECOCERT compliant / Agent de conservation ou additif composant inclus dans quelques extraits; conforme au ECOCERT
8Preservative or additive components included in one extract / Agents de conservation inclus dans un extrait
9Naturally-occurring components of essential oils / Composants naturels de l'huiles essentielles