NuFountain Ingredient Reference

Algae Extract (Nannochloropsis Oculata)
A highly purified algae extract, Nannochloropsis oculata, which is a green algae, beneficial to skin, containing Vitamin C and Vitamin B12, is non-comedogenic, biotechnologically produced.

A biosynthetic ingredient, which inhibits the formation of melanin (pigmentation) in the skin.

Benzoic Acid
A safe, non-formaldehyde (a known skin-irritant) releasing preservative.

Citric Acid
An alpha hydroxy acid. It is most often used as a pH adjuster. Helps stabilize formulations.

Dehydroacetic Acid
A safe preservative, widely used in cosmetics and foods.   

Glycerin (vegetable)
Derived from plant oils during the soap-making process, safe for all skin types, including those with acne-prone skin. A skin-identical ingredient, meaning it is similar to natural moisture found in skin. It is also a humectant which draws moisture to the skin. Soothing and very moisturizing.

Hydrolyzed Oat
Soothing, moisturizing and toning ingredient. An anti-inflammatory and a humectant. Safe for all skin types. Excellent for those with dry skin and acne-prone skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

L-Ascorbic Acid
An anti-oxidant. Acidic, exfoliating form of Vitamin C. Highly unstable in skin care formulations; however, is very beneficial for all skin types, especially those with acne-prone skin because of its exfoliating properties. Builds collagen, brightens skin, repairs sun damage and protects from further UV damage. A potent free-radical scavenger.

Magnesium Sulfate
An ingredient with anti-inflammatory properties for skin. May also help to stabilize L-Ascorbic Acid.

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
More stable form of Vitamin C. It is non-irritating due to its alkaline ph. Beneficial for skin at lower percentages than L-Ascorbic acid. Helps build collagen, reverses sun damage, and protects skin from UV damage as a powerful anti-oxidant, free-radical scavenger. It is also useful as a lightening agent for hyper-pigmented skin. Safe for all skin types.


Vitamin B3. Helps balance moisture levels in skin, which makes it beneficial for those with dry skin and those with oily skin. Brightens, improves texture and functions as an anti-inflammatory. Cellular biology research studies show niacinamide to be a cell-signaling ingredient and studies have shown it prevents immunosuppressive action of UV radiation.

A skin-conditioning ingredient with anti-inflammatory properties.  A form of Vitamin B5. It has moisturizing and humectant properties.


A safe, non-formaldehyde releasing, non-irritating preservative.

A polysaccharide naturally produced by algae, forming a protective, clear, viscous film. Imparts an instant firming action on the skin.
Silver citrate
A non-formaldehyde releasing preservative, produced by an electrochemical process with silver and citric acid. Not a colloidal silver.

Sodium Hyaluronate
The salt of hyaluronic acid. A polysaccharide, when mixed with water, it forms a visco-elastic, lubricating, hydrating, non-greasy moisturizer. Helps preserve natural tissue moisture. It is a skin-identical ingredient.

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