Our Ingredients

From Seed to Skin

Leyende Formulas

Like excellent cuisine, excellent skincare is built from a carefully crafted formulas that are expressions of expertise, endless experimentation and the spirit of the creators. That’s why the foundation for every Leyende product, is a formula for skin health composed of organic eco cert ingredients naturally evolved to protect and enhance your skin —a recipe inspired by our vision to combine the natural beauty of nature and the beauty of the skin. Here are some ingredients that Leyende uses again and again in their formulas to help people enjoy healthier, more beautiful skin.

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Ancient Romans are said to have preferred baths with rose water, while Cleopatra used it in her various facemasks. Like most plants, roses have a lot of great benefits for the skin. From natural toner and cleanser to being rich with antioxidants and a great source of vitamin C, roses have excellent hydrating properties which accompanied by its stimulating and harmonizing qualities makes it ideal for all skin care.

The antibacterial and healing qualities of the Rose make it the perfect ingredient for skin treatments for irritated, damaged and ageing skin. It encourages tissue formation, accelerates skin regeneration, and being an anti-inflammatory, it's used in the treatment of skin eruptions, allergic rashes and slow to heal wounds. Rose essential oil is considered a panacea with, tonifying, soothing and relaxant properties, which helps promote inner relaxation and balance.

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Aloe Vera

Studies have shown that aloe Vera speeds the healing process, particularly in burns, including those from radiation. It is also used by dermatologists to speed healing after facial dermabrasion, which helps remove scars from the top most layers of the skin. The other health benefitsfrom the use of aloe Vera includes soothing skin injuries affected by burning, skin irritations, cuts and insect bites, and its bactericidal properties relieve itching and skin swellings.

Aloe Vera possesses incredible moisturizing properties. Studies show that Aloe Vera improves the skin's ability to hydrate itself, aids in the removal of dead skin cells and has an effective penetrating ability that helps transport healthy substances through the skin. Aloe Vera is also known to help slow down the appearance of wrinkles as it can actively repair the damaged skin cells that cause the visible signs of aging. Components of Aloe Vera have been found to reverse degenerative skin changes by stimulating collagen and elastin synthesis.

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Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil is one of the classic oils with rich antioxidants, used to moisturize, nourish and soften dry or very dry skin. It is very popular as body oil due to its great spreadibility and a pleasant smell. In addition, it is used as cleansing oil in face treatments or added to face oils for extra moisturizing effects. One of the most important sweet almond oil benefits is that for dry and chapped skin. Using sweet almond oil will surely make your skin soft and supple.

You can use almond oil for dark circles. It will also rehydrate the skin and reduce the fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Almond oil massage will help to get rid of dry skin, wrinkles, impurities, dead cells. It soaks easily in the skin and gives a glowing touch to it. The benefits from using sweet almond oil include reducing discoloration on the skin, adding moisture to chapped or chafed skin and lips, improves the overall complexion and prevents dry or flaking skin. Since almond oil features vitamin E, it also helps to reduce inflammation and irritation of the skin. Improves complexion and retains glow

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Mandarin Orange

Orange oil extracted from the peels of both sweet and sour oranges by cold compression. Main efficient ingredients of this oil are Alpha Pinene, Citronellal, Geranial, Sabinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Linalool and Neral. It’s known for its anti inflammatory qualities, helping detoxify congested skin, and soothing dry irritated skin in cases of dermatitis and acne the most. It increases the production of collagen and so removes fine lines and discourages formation of wrinkles. Also it reduces puffiness and promotes young-looking skin.

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Ylang Ylang

Yiang Yiang is an evergreen tree valued for its perfume and native to the Philippines and Indonesia and is commonly grown in Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. The essential oil of ylang-ylang is used in aromatherapy. It is believed to relieve high blood pressure, normalize sebum secretion for skin problems, and is considered to be an aphrodisiac.

Added to skin care preparation, Yiang Yiang oil is beneficial in softening and balancing the moisture of the skin. It is also recommended for dry and oily skin and is reputed to have a balancing action on sebum production.

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Shea Butter

Used for over a thousand years as treatment for dry or aging skin this rich buttery oil from central Africa is used for the protection and care of skin. It is an elegant addition to products because of its smoothing and replenishing abilities. Shea butter is obtained from the nut kernels of the Shea tree - a tree belonging to the Sapotaceae family. It grows wild and is cultivated in the savanna of the Sudan and headwater regions of the Niger and Nile rivers.

Rich in saturated and unsaturated fatty acids as well as carotene it is valued as a food source of fat in its central African home. It resists rancidity without the addition of antioxidants probably because of its high content of antioxidant Vitamin E. Known as "Karite", it is highly valued in the cosmetic industry as a soothing moisturizer and emollient for the skin. It protects against drying, soothes irritations and promotes elasticity.

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Sampaguita's distinct sweet, heady fragrance is its unique feature. The essential oil from the flowers is similar to jasmin (Jasminum grandiflores). Sampaguita flowers do not bear seeds, therefore the plant is cultivated by cuttings.

Sampaguita was imported into the Philippines in the 17th century from Himalayan areas. The Sampaguita is a native part of the Philippine landscape for centuries. The plant is originally from India and is grown throughout India today.

Animal Testing Policy

At Leyende, we have always believed passionately in providing our consumers with highly effective, potent skin care products, developed with respect for our environment and without the use of animal testing.

We do not test our products on animals as part of our product development process, or outsource this activity to any third parties, nor have we ever included animal testing in our product development process in the past. We work closely with our ingredient vendors to ensure they are aware of our company values and policies. We continue to adhere to the strict requirements of global cosmetic regulations regarding animal testing, with utmost respect for our customers and environment.