M Picaut – Ingredienser

Most of our ingredients are farmed without use of pesticides or other poisons. We carefully select the very best ingredients of highest quality and manufacture all our products in Sweden. The packaging is eco-friendly recyclable glass or plastic and we strive to make as little impact as possible on the environment. For a natural skin care with  results.

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Activated Carbon

Activated Carbon, sometimes called “a magnet for dirt” due to its ability to attract other substances and deeply cleanse the skin from grease and impurities. Especially good for slightly oily skin or acne prone skin. Activated carbon is anti-inflammatory and has healing properties.

Algae

Highly rich in minerals and used for it’s beneficial properties as a hydrator.

Included in

Hydra Miracle Serum

Aloe Vera Barbadensis (Organic)

The most potent type of Aloe Vera, contains 60 active substances. Since ancient times it has been know for its wonderful medicinal benefits. Healing, hydrating and also stimulates the body’s natural cell growth.

Amber extract

Is said to strengthen the skin barrier and protecting against dehydration.

Amethyst

A purple gemstone that is said to reduce inflammation and redness.

Aquamarine

An effective moisturizer that both hydrates and strengthens a sensitive skin.

Aventurine

A green crystal that is said to bring fortune and helps us to follow our dreams. Rich in minerals and trace elements.

Avocado oil (Organic)

High in Oleic Acid (Omega 9) with nourishing and softening properties. A mild oil used for skin-repairing and healing benefits for dry irritated skin and eczema. Contains up to 25 vital substances including vitamin A, B, C, E and K as well Potassium.

B-Cirkadin

Ingredient inspired by the 2017 Nobel Prize, with the task of re-synchronizing the skin’s circadian rhythm. Improves skin tone and reduces signs of tired skin. Also protects the skin from blue light. From extract of the Lespedeza Capitata flower.

Bakuchiol

A praised natural ingredient with bioactive substances stimulating collagen and reducing signs of ageing; such as fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and dryness. May also improve acne prone or unbalanced skin and minimise pores. It is known as the best alternative to Retinol due to similar results that traditional Retinol gives but without the skin irritation. Bakuchiol may very well be boosted with other ingredients, such as Peptides or AHA acid and is easily combined with other moisturisers and serums. Comes from the Babachi plant, a bush with purple flowers.

BHA (Veg.)

Our BHA is a natural salicylic acid that comes from the Willow bark. It has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces pores and boosts cell turnover. A gentle yet effective exfoliating cleanser.

Biocaccaride Gum-4

An effective humectant that both hydrates and strengthens sensitive skin.

Biogommage

A smart exfoliator with natural microbeads, filled with soothing Pantenol (Vit. B5) calmes the skin and the beads exfoliates gently yet effectively.

Bisabolol

Reduces sensitivity and redness, protects against external stresses. Extracted from Chamomile.

Broccoli oil (Organic)

A light luxurious oil that works as a mild detox for the skin. Due to it’s unusual composition and high concentration level of Omega 9, known as Erucic Acid, it resembles silicon. With its light and very smooth characteristics it makes a perfect base for make up. Extremely nourishing and rich in vitamin A, B6 and C. The oil “locks in” the moist in the skin and has therefore great hydrating properties. The fatty acid Arachidonic Acid reduces inflammation and redness and is also used for preventing acne.

Camelina oil (Organic)

En närproducerad svensk olja med högt innehåll av omega 3 och E-vitamin. Näringsrik, skyddande, bra för torr hud.

Carotenoids

Carotenoids are pigment in plants. One of the more known carotenoids is Beta Carotene, a true goldmine for nourishment. It also gives a fresh sun kissed tone to the skin as well as protects against blue (HEV) light. The Carotenoid  used in our products is extracted from the root and seeds of the carrot, to give the skin the best nourishment as possible.

Castor oil (Organic)

Popular oil, used in our cleansing tonic, dissolves dirt according to the “fat-dissolves-fat-principle”.

Cloudberry

The berry from the northern forests of Sweden energizes and gives your skin a radiating and more even tone.  Also reduces sensitivity, redness and acne.
Extremely rich in Vit. C and E.

Cocoa Butter (Organic)

Emollient with antioxidant properties. Improves skin elasticity and promotes healthy, soft and smooth skin. Used in many of the M Picaut products.

Coconut Oil

Sometimes called “Skin Food”. It is easily absorbed and effective emollient that gives the skin some natural protection against UV-damage. Its anti-bacterial and Anti Age properties work great for dry, blemished and irritated skin conditions.

Included in

Calming Cocoon Cream

Cucumber Water

Repairing, hydrating and vitalizing. Clears the skin and prevents large pores and black-heads. Refreshing.

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth. Repairs the collagen and is good for skin problems such as eczema, acne etc. Diatoms from algae is sometimes mistaken as clay, but is actually made through sedimentation over millions of years on the ocean floor. It consists of 89% silica, known as the beauty mineral. Tonifies the skin, stimulates collagen synthesis and gives the skin a nice boost of minerals.

Emulsifier (Organic)

We use a natural emulsifier from fatty acids found in certified organic Olive oil. It contains Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Stereate and Olivoyl Hydrolized Wheat Protein. Emulsifier is necessary in order to form a homogeneous mixture keeping water and oil together.

Eucalyptus Globulus

Eucalyptus Globulus is anti-inflammatory, heals acne, psoriasis or eczema. It removes bad bacteria and therefore prevents inflammation.

Farnesyl Acetate

A natural skin component also found vegetables. Helps the skin to control and regulate sebum production. Also provides increased elasticity and increases the skin’s own ability to bind moisture.

Fucogel

An effective humectant that both hydrates and strengthens sensitive skin.

Glucosamine complex

Also called “Third Generation Hyaluronic Acid”. Activates the skin’s own ability to build up the moisture on deeper level. It has healing properties as well as it hydrates, firms and plumps the skin. Swiss patent.

Included in

Hydra Miracle Serum

Glucosides (Organic)

We use a group of glucosides extracted from Echinacea. The active ingredients are anti inflammatory and prevent irritated and sensitive skin. May relieve Rocasea (27% improvement according to the lab). Reduces impurities and clears the skin.

Glycolic Acid (AHA)

Deep acting exfoliator for improved skin luminosity. Reduces wrinkles and fine lines.

Grape seed

Contains vitamin C and antioxidant resveratrol for an anti age effect. Vitamin E maintains hydra levels and keep free radicals in check.

Grape Seeds

Contains vitamin C and Resveratrol which is an antioxidant with anti age properties. Vitamin E helps retain moisture and protects from free radicals.

Heather flower

Soothing and anti inflammatory properties on sensitive skin. Also said to promote skin elasticity.

Hesperidin

Bioflavonoid extracted from the citrus fruits. Combined with peptides, it strengthen capillaries, improves lymphatic drainage and reduces swelling and dark circles under eyes.

Included in

Precious Eye Cream

Hyaluronic acid, high molecular

Unique hydrating and viscoelastic properties softens the skin and restores elasticity – therefor anti-wrinkle effect is achieved.

Hyaluronic acid, low molecular

Stimulates the collagen and elastin for a more firm skin tone.

Indian Gooseberry (Organic)

A powerful antioxidant with high levels of Vitamin C. Firms and improves skin tone and clarity. Protects against oxidative stress.

Jojoba oil (Organic)

Golden oil with a unique composition of fatty acids. Easily absorbed by the skin where it effectively binds moisture and makes the skin softened and smooth. Especially great for dry skin.

Lactobionic acid (AHA)

Improves natural moisture levels. Builds up skin and evens out skin structure.

Lemon myrtle (Organic)

Refreshing scent. It has stronger antiseptic properties than Tea Tree oil, which is great for problem prone skin.

Licorice Root (Organic)

Popular in skin lightening products. Skin brightening, soothing and smoothing properties as well as eases inflammation.

Malachite

A green semi precious gemstone with powerful anti-oxidants properties. Believed to protect against  negative energy and pollutant, since ancient times.

Mandelic Acid (AHA)

Anti inflammatory and purifying properties. Reduces fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentations.

Niacinamide (Vit. B3)

Niacinamide is a vital nutrient for the skin. It strengthens the outer skin barrier, minimises pores  and improves overall skin condition.

Nordic Cotton Plant

Nordic Cotton Plant is extracted from the wooly flower and the stem. It has calming and protective properties and is good for sensitive skin. It contains various sugars, polyphenols och minerals.

Oat extract (Organic)

Contains high levels of Silicic acid which is known for its anti-irritant and soothing properties. The Beta glucans in oat are very beneficial for problem skin and may help controlling oily, blemish and acne prone skin. Oat also effects the outer skin layers and has a mild astringent effect.

Olive oil (Organic)

In Ancient Greece the “liquid gold” was used to vitalize the skin and give it eternal youth. The Olive has not only fantastic emollient benefits but also protective benefits when it comes to the skins own hydration.

Panthenyl Triacetate (Vit. B)

Reduces och calms irritations and inflamed skin. It’s an important contributor to major biological processes in skin metabolism.

Pearl

Antioxidant rich extract with brightening and calming properties. For a firmer and more hydrated skin.

Pentavitin

Hydra boost that lasts for 72 h.

Pentavitin (Veg. and Organic) 

Ensures instant, deep hydration by generating a moisture reservoir. Has a soothing and calming effect on skin.

Peptides

Our effective combination of lipo-peptides reduces wrinkles visibly by up to 45% after only 2 months of use. Peptides are chains of naturally occurring amino acids, which stimulate the production of among other things collagen. Lack of collagen is one of the main reasons of ageing of the skin, due to a lower level of protein content. Peptides suits all skin types, as they exist naturally in your body and therefore do not cause irritation or hypersensitivity to the sun, as retinal (Vitamin A) or AHA has been known to do. We use oligo-peptides and tetrapeptide-3 (Matrixyl 3000 lipo ™) in a maximal dose (3%) for their good, performance-based effects. (It has been recommended to start using peptides as a preventative measure at the age of 24, or when you begin to see the first signs of aging such as wrinkles. The most common age to start using them is from 30 years and onward).

They stimulate and effectively increase the skins own production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which means the skin repairs itself.
A maximal amount is used in our “Skin Perfect Moisturizer” for an optimal result.
Peptides make your skin firmer and diminishes the depth of wrinkles.
Suitable even to sensitive skin.
A French study shows that the combination of oligo-peptides and tetrapeptide-3 have a good effect on your skin and diminishes the depth of wrinkles by 45% after only 2 months of use. In the study, which is a randomized, double-blind study, the participants had to make an estimate of the treatment themselves. The study included a full clinical assessment, a photographic assessment and a laserprofilometry, which showed the depth of the skin.

Phragmites Kharka (Organic)

A Chinese grass with anti-inflammatory properties soothes red irritated skin and restores skin’s natural balance. Patented.

Poria Cocos (Organic)

Natural extract from mushrooms used in traditional Chinese medicine to give the skin more glow, restore skin moisture and prevent skin pigmentation.

Preservatives

We use as few preservatives as possible. They do, however, protect our products against mildew, bacteria and microbes. We strive to use kind and mild alternatives. Phenoxyethanol is a common ingredient in natural products and Potassium Sorbate is very mild and is even used in food.

Quartz Powder

Quartz Powder is said to provide energy, and to be able to transform, strengthen, focus and balance energy. Rich in minerals and trace elements.

Reservatrol

A potent anti age antioxidant. Important to the skin in order to protect against free radicals which will accelerate the oxidation process and the aging of the skin. Perfect as a night cream – as it has been said to  rebuild damaged skin. Resveratrol effectively prolongs the cell life and protects against free radicals. 

Rose Quartz

Pink gemstone that calms and balances.

Rosehip Oil (Organic)

A real “beauty” oil, also called “The Skin Vitamin”. Moisturising and regenerating the skin also great for stretch marks.

Rosemary antioxidant (Organic)

An all natural and potent antioxidant, very good for the skin.

Rosewater

Known for its rejuvenating properties, thanks to its high levels of antioxidants, including vitamins A, B, C and E. Increases collagen production, supports skin structure, reduces enzymes that can create pigment changes, moisturizes the skin. Calms redness, accelerates the healing process, strengthens the skin.

Sea buckthorne (Organic)

Has been used in traditional Chinese medicine since the 9th Century. The berries are considered to be strengthening to among other things the digestive system and is used within cosmetics to revitalize and rejuvenate the skin. Sea buckthorne is found in the wild here in Sweden. It is known to slow the aging process of the skin and is therefore an ultimate ingredient in the anti-age and anti-pigmentation treatments, and especially for the sensitive area around the eye. You will therefore find it as a recurring ingredient throughout our entire line of our products.

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Sebum reducing complex

Vit. B5 together with Farnesyl Acetate helps controlling the production of sebum.

Shea Butter (Organic)

A nutritious and moisturising butter with high levels of fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. The antioxidants may protect body cells from free radicals and may also protect against UV rays from the sun.
Natural vitamin A and E are known to have anti-aging properties on the skin. The production of collagen is stimulated and the skin is deeply nourished and moisturised, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Shea Butter is mild and is quickly absorbed into the skin and therefore very beneficial for dry skin. Also great for pregnant women.

Silica

Silica (from diatoms) Our locally produced algae comes from Kungshamn, and is grown for its exceptional ability to block harmful UV rays. It acts as a barrier against pollution and give the skin a moisture boost similar to hyaluronic acid. It also has a cleansing effect.

Sugar beet (Organic)

A patented 24h-hydrating-formula from beet extract gives a maximum dose of hydration. Makes the skin deeply nourished and replenished.

Included in

Precious Eye Cream

Sulphur

Sulphur is an effective and problem solving mineral for various skin conditions. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and mild exfoliating properties. Also balances sebum production by removing excess sebum in the pores. Soothes and reduces redness of the skin.

Sunflower oil (Organic)

Rich in Vit. B1, B2 and proteins. A gentle oil which is easily absorbed by the skin and has moisturising and healing effects.

Tamarind fruit

A new green bio-patent extracted from the tamarind fruit creates a protective film. Regulates the skins own hydration levels, reduces fine lines and increases elasticity.

Included in

Hydra Miracle Serum

Volcanic Mineral

Volcanic mineral is used in skin care to give oily skin a matte surface, without drying out.

Wheat protein (Organic)

Contains natural Oligosaccharides which improves both barrier and skin hydration. It’s part of our emulsifier.

Included in

Precious Eye Cream

White clay

An astragent yet mild and calming clay Rich in minerals. Also suitable on sensitive skin.

Wild Yams and natural Phytosterols

A patented complex improving deep skin condition as well as regulates dryness and imbalance. Our ingredient is extracted for cosmetic use only and is not compatible to medical creams found on the market.

Witch Hazel (Organic)

Also known as Hama Melissa. Has a palliative and somewhat contractile effect on the pores of the skin and also fends of bacteria. Traditionally used by North American Indians.

Included in

Hydrating Water

Zinc PCA

Zinc PCA is very effective against oily or acne prone skin. It helps balancing the sebum production of the skin and is also moisturizing. It also improves the effects as well as the absorption of zinc.