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SWISS GLACIER COMPLEX ®

With its exclusive Swiss Glacier Complex®, the core engine and soul of all Niance skin care products, Niance has developed a range of innovative and powerful products that embody Switzerland’s purest, natural resources. The Swiss Glacier Complex® is made up of 4 powerful fundamental elements – glacier water, vitamin cocktail, complex of minerals and active substances from high alpine plants.

INCREDIBLE INGREDIENTS

NIANCE is committed to developing the highest quality of Swiss skin care products. Made up of over 50 active ingredients, the entire range of NIANCE products are specifically designed to enhance the skin’s natural ability to rejuvenate and flourish. Our products are free from paraffins, sensitizers, parabens, hormones and genetically modified ingredients.

Explore our broad glossary of incredible premium ingredients,

carefully selected from the most sought after

areas throughout the Swiss alpine region

and chosen areas across the globe.

NIANCE – The Pinnacle of Skin Rejuvenation

GLOSSARY

Swiss Alpine Glacier Water

Sourced from the famous Matterhorn glaciers in the Zermatt area of Switzerland, this highly pure water is further enriched with minerals and elements that provide ample benefits for use on the skin. It provides the most direct nutritional supplements to the cells to give a radical improvement in skin texture for tender and beautiful looking skin.

Swiss Glacier water is not only pure but also refreshing with an excellent taste.” Zermatt water is also very soft because it primarily flows through crystalline rock such as gneiss and granite and thus does not pick up minerals, however contains calcium and sulphate because of the rock. Containing virtually no nitrate as the mountain slopes are little used for agriculture the microbe values lie far below the Swiss average and also far below the legal tolerance value.

Hidden in a deep valley in between the most impressive mountains Zermatt is dominated by a huge pyramidal rock, the world famous Matterhorn. Crystal clear, pure air and a heavenly quietness are found in this scenic place. From the famous mountain region comes the purest Zermatt Glacier Water preserved untouched for centuries and now one of the core elements in all Niance products.

Imperatoria

Known as the ‘queen of plants’ this Swiss Valais florae has the ability to heal small scratches and inhibits inflammation. Rich in flavonoids, phenolic acids, tannins and sugars.

Thymus Vulgaris

A traditional medicinal plant has been reported to exert antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects, smoothes and protects the skin.

Edelweiss (Leontopodium Alpinum)

An Alpine “survival star” that grows at altitudes of up to 3,000 m, where it has to contend with extremes of temperature, making Edelweiss an expert in self-protection.Helps the skin to stay wrinkle-free, subtle and firm.

Gentiana Lutea

This herbaceous perennial plant, grows in grassy alpine and sub-alpine pastures, usually on calcareous soils. The plant extract has skin-soothing and antioxidant benefits that purifies and regenerates the skin.

Hyssop-plant (Hyssopus Officinalis)

A shrub in the mint family native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea. It has a high vitamin C content and a strong antibacterial and anti-fungal effect that cleanse, smooth and protect the skin.

Buddleja Davidii Extract

Called Summer lilac, Butterfly-bush, or Orange eye, is a species of flowering plant, native to Sichuan and Hubei provinces in central China, and also Japan. The extract has potent antioxidant properties and helps protect the skin against UVA damage and encourages skin repair

Caffeine

A renowned strong anti-oxidant, caffeine stimulates cell circulation and controls swelling. It also helps with reducing the appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles/puffiness, soothes inflammations, tightens skin, repairs UV damage etc.

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba oil)

Jojoba oil is the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) plant. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the Jojoba oil help in skin repair and damage.

Borago Officinalis (Seed oil)

Also known as a starflower, is an annual herb in the flowering plant family Boraginaceae. Borage seed oil offers a calming effect and works like a saviour at soothing dry skin and boosting the skin’s natural moisture barrier leaving it more smooth, plump, supple and radiant.

Borago Officinalis (Seed oil)

Also known as a starflower, is an annual herb in the flowering plant family Boraginaceae. Borage seed oil offers a calming effect and works like a saviour at soothing dry skin and boosting the skin’s natural moisture barrier leaving it more smooth, plump, supple and radiant.

Vitamin C

Promotes circulation and develops its action in and between the cells.

Vitamin A

Has a cell regenerating action and stimulates the body’s own collagen production.

Vitamin E

Counteracts cell-damaging free radicals in the skin.

Zinc

Serves as the natural cell defence mechanism and contributes to renewal of the skin cells

Copper

Assists in the production of elastin in the cells and helps to develop the hormone melanin, which counteracts oxidative stress.

Iron

Provides a healthy skin colour and is necessary for the supply of oxygen to the cells

Magnesium

Serves to maintain the tissue structure.

SYN-AKE®

A highly effective active substance, based on the synthetically simulated toxin from the temple viper, acts against mimic wrinkles with its botox-like effect.

Saccharide Complex

This complex corresponds to the stratum corneum. It regulates and stores moisture in the skin, even under very dry conditions, where normal moisturisers lose their efficiency.

Tripeptide

A peptide patented by Niance, it simulates the body’s own collagen production and stimulates the collagen synthesis of the skin cells: effective collagen booster against wrinkles.

Swiss Milk Colostrum

Improves nutrition to cells this special milk serum provides the skin with essential nutrient elements such as vitamin B complexes, minerals, amino acids and polypeptides. With its anti-oxidative, it stimulates cell growth and increases cell development and renewal. Promotes the development of collagen and therefore builds up the skin from the deeper layers for more elasticity and structure.

Saccharomyces Lysate Extract

A cell plasma obtained by the fermentation of yeast cells (yeast cell derivative) improves oxygen supply to the skin cells. Significantly increases hyaluronic acid synthesis in the skin cells and boosts cell activity, reducing fine wrinkles and lines.

Bristle Oat Extract

Extracted from bristle oat (Avena Strigosa), this active substance prevents dry skin with deep action in all layers of the skin for intensive moisturising supply.

Micro Algae Extract

Extract from a micro alga whose efficiency is increased by a special fermenting technology, combined with a specially balanced composition of polysaccharides. It immediately smooths and firms the skin for wrinkle reduction and increases collagen production.

Soya and Rice Peptide / Yeast Protein

High quality substances from soya, rice and yeast. Improves microcirculation, increases oxygen supply to the tissue reducing dark rings and swelling around the eyes.

Tripeptide 2

Provides a gentle, biomimetic peeling effect. Skin texture becomes smoother, fresher and more radiant, binds more moisture and wrinkle depth is reduced for a smoother skin surface.

Watermelon Extract Kalahari

Specially prepared water melon extract from the Kalahari Desert, contains natural vitamins, carbohydrates and amino acids. Under the extreme conditions of the desert the water melons develop their own defence system by developing substances against dryness, heat and UV load. It effectively strengthens the skins own protective system.

Saltlake Micro Algae Extract

Extract of a resilient micro alga that acts as an efficient energy supplier for the skin and stimulates the energy centres of skin cells. Replenishes the energy store of stressed skin.

Porphyridium Cruentum Extract

Extract derived from a type of red algae, which contains the omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid, the omega-6 fatty acid arachidonic acid, and other skin-friendly ingredients such as polysaccharides. Algae offers a number of skin benefits including anti-inflammatory activity, moisture, UV protection, and skin brightening. Provides tightening and lifting effect.

Emblica Extract

A small to medium-sized deciduous tree native to tropical southeastern Asia. Emblica exhibits strong antioxidant activity. It is one of the most important plants in the traditional. The fruits contain very high amounts of Vitamin C, or Ascorbic Acid, a powerful antioxidant known to reduce wrinkles, suppress pigmentation, and help skin retain its natural moisture.

Wild Indigo Extract

Tephrosia purpurea is a species of flowering plant, found throughout India and Sri Lanka in poor soils, used in the Ayurvedic tradition for its benefits on skin. The extract promotes the release of relaxing neuropeptides (endorphins) in skin, which breaks down the vicious biochemical circle of stress. This extract is water soluble and preservative-free and can be used to fight signs of stress, pollution, fatigue and tiredness. Releases natural calming neuropeptide.

Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract

Garden cress (Lepidium sativum) is an aromatic and slightly pungent, edible herb. Cultivation of this species, which is native to Persia and spread many centuries ago to Western Europe. The extract complex effectively inhibits pigmentation by targeting the two key reaction steps in the melanin cascade. The complex reduces the effects of daytime stressors and helps to prevent the formation of melanin for a brighter, more luminous skin complexion.

Cistus Monspeliensis Extract

Is a species of rockrose known by the common name Montpellier cistus. It is native to southern Europe and northern Africa, in the Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub ecosystems of matorral. The extract protects the DNA of skin cells from the effects of UVB exposure and prevents the detrimental effects of blue light.

Neo Heliopan® AP

This organic compound has an excellent safety profile including extremely low skin penetration. It is a highly effective UVA II absorber with a UV absorbance

Univul® A Plus

Provides reliable protection against ageing effects, wrinkles and skin cancer over a longer period. It also reliably filters the sun’s dangerous UVA rays, with outstanding protection from free radicals and skin damage.

Uvinuj® T 150

Ethylhexyl triazone is an organic compound used in sunscreens to absorb UVB radiation.

Tinosorb® S

Has high SPF sun care with good UVA protection. It is highly efficient at low concentration and free of preservatives.

Rose Pepper

Concentrated oil from pink berries it inhibits the formation of large lipid cells. Stops the formation of large fat cells and activates the release of glycerol and fatty acids.

Herbal CaffeineHorn Poppy-Complex

Combination of glaucium flavum(yellow horn poppy) and herbal caffeine. Helps to reduce the thickness of fat tissue and restructures skin.

T Soy-Carnitin Complex

Genistein (the biologically active form of most abundant soy isoflavone)  combined with carnitin, caffeine. It activates collagen production, fat breakdown and metabolism. Spirulina is rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins, ideal for firming and restructuring skin.

Cystein AcidCarnitinGuaranaComplex

Guarana is gained from the seeds of guaraná (Paullinia cupana), in the Amazon basin. The name comes from the Guarana, the south American indigo nation „Guarani“. It activates fat metabolism  and reduces the thickness of adipose tissue and firms.

Brown Algea Fiber

Inhibits the peripilin a synthesis. Peripilin A is the protein, that surroundes the surface of large lipid droplets and protects against the fat-burning enzyme HSL. Reduces fat cells on the belly inhibits formation of mature adipocytes and fat storage.

Brown Algae Extract

Grows at the north Atlantic coast, known as „several years“ algae, stored in the middle bank coast. Refines and firms the body contour. Releases fat cells and activates the microcirculation.

Maritime Lotus Extract

Pea Lotus from the western European sea border, in damp regions. Promotes the slimming effect of caffeine. Stimulates the lipolysis and reduces volume and cellulite.

Glaucine Complex

The Yellow Horn Poppy (Glaucium Flavum) is a plant species from the poppy plant family (Papaveraceae). Found in the mediterranean sea region, it supports the release of excess water and the circulation in the tissue. Increases collagen production and activates fat metabolism.

Five Flavour Berries Extract

Gained from the Five flavour berries, which grow on the lianes on wild trees in northeast China and Mongolia. Stimulates the collagen synthesis, strengthens the connection of dermis and epidermis! Increasing firming and tightening of the skin.

Coast Herb Extract

From Salicornia – coast herb from the mediterranean see/ Atlantic coast. Re-structures the hydration balance, increases the urea production and firms the skin layers.

Bearberries Leaf Extract(Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

This berry grows on the northern hemisphere in north America and Eurasia, and is also used as a healing plant. Vitamin C palmitate is a natural anti-oxidant, has whitening and anti-aging properties, it brightens up existing, dark pigmentation.

Cactus Pear Oil

Gained by the gentle pressing of the seeds; the yellow oil from the fruit pulp, the flesh, different from the composition of the seed oil. Re-structures the skin and improves hydration. Innovative body oil with highest anti-aging power

Lemon Seed Oil

Cold presses from the seeds of the growing lemon. Firms, strengthens the connective tissue, preserves age spots.

Castor Oil

Gained from castor seeds, also known as „wonder tree“ and ricinus communis; clear to yellow colouration. Increases collagen production and prevents wrinkles. Firms the skin, reduces depth of wrinkles.

Grapefruit Oil

Reduces stress, cooling, cleaning, decongestant. Unique fat-dissolving effect, perfect anti-cellulite product. Increases metabolism of fat tissue, releases fat cells

Thistle Oil

Gained and pressed of the safflower seeds. This high proportion of double saturated fatty acids, light texture, no overlay. Antioxidants activate cell regeneration(vitamin A), strengthens the capillaries(Vitamin K). Intense skin moisturiser with soothing effect.