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We believe that good skincare is everything in ensuring skin is healthy, soft and supple. We follow good manufacturing practices to make sure that our ingredients are clearly sourced, clean and cruelty-free. We have made sure that every one of the ingredients benefits the care of sensitive atopic skin or the integrity of the formulations to ensure its effectiveness is consistent. Here's a look in exactly what in your favorite A Tapir's Tale products made in Japan

 

Ingredients Purpose Found in
Allantoin A  non-toxic ingredient that has skin smoothing and wound healing benefits Protect UV
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract Acts as a protective layer on skin and also has moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties Gentle Wash
Moist Milk
Protect UV
Aluminium Hydroxide Many sunscreens use aluminum hydroxide as a coating for titanium dioxide- it prevents it from clumping and allows for an even application. Rather than penetrating the skin, it forms a refractive layer that helps reflect UV rays away from the skin. It has no known skin toxicity Protect UV
Arginine An amino acid which is one of the building blocks for skin collagen and hair keratin. It helps to hydrate and promote wound healing Gentle Wash
Aqua Gel
Moist Milk
Arnica Montana Flower Extract Traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory to rub into bruises, insect bites, atopic issues and acne eruptions. Also known for its cooling and soothing properties Aqua Gel
Batyl Alcohol Derived from Glycerin, it is a non-drying fatty alcohol used as a stabilizing and skin-conditioning ingredient in skin care products.  Moist Milk
Behenyl Alcohol It helps to stabilize formulations and increase viscosity of formula Moist Milk
Bisabolol A skin soothing agent extracted from Chamomile Gentle Wash
Protect UV
Butylene Glycol Acts as a humectant to attract water into the skin
while enhancing product penetration
Gentle Wash
Aqua Gel
Moist Milk
Protect UV
Camellia Sisnesis Leaf Extract
a.k.a Green Tea
It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  It helps to protect against UV damage and for skin problems such as rosacea, acne and atopic dermatitis. Moist Milk
Caprylyl Glycol A multitasking ingredient that gives skin a nice soft feel while boosting the effect of preservatives to prevent products from getting mouldy or getting other nasties Gentle Wash
Aqua Gel
Moist Milk
Protect UV
Carbomer Converts liquid into a gel formula that does not feel tacky on skin Gentle Wash
Aqua Gel
Centella Asiatica Extract Abundant in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and numerous potent phytochemicals,  this extract has been found to soothe inflammation and quicken wound healing, It is also known as Gotu Kola or Tigers Grass. Moist Milk
Ceramide AP Ceramides acts a glue to hold skins barrier together. This helps to improve the skin barrier function, which helps to keep harmful environmental irritants out and also prevents skin dehydration.   Since ceramides are naturally a part of your skin, it ideal for all skin types—even for those with extra sensitive, breakout-prone, or oily skin. Moist Milk
Ceramide NG
Ceramide NP
Cetyl PEG/PPG-1-/1 Dimethicone Silicone that acts as a skin conditioning agent and emulsifier Protect UV
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower
a.k.a German Chamomile
Has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties Gentle Wash
Moist Milk
Citric Acid Contains a protective antioxidants and reverse visible signs of photodamage Protect UV
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract
Non irritating natural preservtive when added to cosmetics
Moist Milk
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract Known for its soothing properties, it also contains amino acids and organic acids that is helpful for the skins acid mantle Aqua Gel
Cyanocobalamin Vtiamin B12 used in therapeutic treatments for to lessen eczema and psoriasis symptoms Moist Milk
Cyclopentasiloxane Used to improve the texture of formulations so that they will glide onto skin easily.  It also acts as a protective barrier to the skin, protecting the skin from moisture loss, allergens, and bacteria Protect UV
Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract Rich in vitamin C, which helps your skin synthesize collagen to boost your skin's natural cell renewal process, effectively tightening and reducing the appearance of pores Protect UV
Dimethicone  Gentle non-comedogenic moisturising ingredient that can help skin conditions such as Eczema. Also has skin soothing and astringent properties Moist Milk
Protect UV
Diphenylsiolxy Phenyl Trimethicone It functions as an occlusive and conditioning agent, contributing to a product’s silky texture and feel on skin. Protect UV
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate Obtained from licorice plant, It is used mainly for its anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps to regulate sebum so it is suitable for problem skin Aqua Gel
Moist Milk
Protect UV
Dirpopylene Glycol Works as a solvent and also has great skin-moisturizing abilities Gentle Wash
Glycereth-25 PCA Isostearate An emulsfiying and skin conditioning ingredient Aqua Gel
Glycerin A skin-identifical ingredient that softens and prevents dryness by helping skin retain moisture Gentle Wash
Aqua Gel
Moist Milk
Protect UV
Glyceryl Stearate A readily biodegradable ingredient that acts as an emollient and emulsifying agent Moist Milk
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Peptide Reduces skin irritation and helps to boost collagen synthesis, improve skin texture and prevent damage caused by free radicals Gentle Wash
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract One of the worlds oldest herbal remedies, it has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits. It is used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as Eczema and Acne Moist Milk
Hedera Heliix (Ivy) Leaf/ Stem Extract It helps to soothe skin and alleviate redness. It also has antimicrobial properties Aqua Gel
Hinokitol A superhero ingredient that is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-fungal. Protect UV
Hydrogen Dimethicone In suncare products, it binds to physical UV filters to maximize their protection while minimizing any white casts.  Protect UV
Hydrogenated Rapeseed Alcohol Oil that has emollient properties and is a rich source of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids Protect UV
Hydrolyzed Collagen A popular safe ingredient considered to be an antioxidant and has a strong bio compatibility with the skin. It has good moisturising properties because it acts as a humectant. Enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness Protect UV
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid  Hyaluronic acid that has been broken down into elements small enough to penetrate the skin keeping it moisturized  Protect UV
Lanolin Locks moisture into the skin, extremely rejuvenating and healing, allows the skin the moisturize itself from within. Protect UV
Maltodextrin A plant based sugar that acts as a bonding agent and skin softener Protect UV
Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that is useful to treat acne and skin irritation Aqua Gel
Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate Has skin conditioning properties and helps formulations feel light and velvety Protect UV
Octyldodecyl Isostearate Slows water loss from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin's surface. It is also used to increase the thickness of the lipid (oil) portion of cosmetics and personal care products. Moist Milk
Panax Ginseng Root Extract Ginseng's natural anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce redness and puffiness. It also helps to stimulate collagen production Aqua Gel
Parietaria Offcinalis Extract It is used as an emollient and for soothing effect Aqua Gel
Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract Also known as passionfruit oil that has skin soothing properties and inhibits melanin production Protect UV
Pathenol Also known as Vitamin B5, it helps to improve moisture retention and stimulate cells to boost skin barrier function Gentle Wash
PEG 60 Glyceryl Stearate  Acts as a non-irritating lubricant on the skins surface, giving skin a soft and smooth appearance  
PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate Effective but mild surfactant gentle to skin. It is easily rinsed off, leaving no oily residue Gentle Wash
PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate Made from coconut oil, it is a mild cleansing agent that
dissolves oils and dirt
Gentle Wash
Pentasodium Pentetate Used as a chelating agent in cosmetics to prevent various mineral components from binding together and negatively affecting the formulation. Gentle Wash
Pentylene Glycol Inspired by the unripe juice of sugar beets, the lab-made version we use has antimicrobial and moisture binding properties Protect UV
Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract
a.k.a Kihada Bark Extract
A herb used traditionally in Japan for anti-inflammation and antibactieral effects. Helps with combating acne causing bacteria Aqua Gel
Phenoxyethanol A mild and gentle nature-identical preserative that inhibits the growth of of bacteria. We use less than 1% in our formulations Gentle Wash
Aqua Gel
Moist Milk
Protect UV
Phytic Acid Natural alternative to chealeating agents such as EDTA. It neutralizes the metal ions in the formula (produced by water) that would cause changes in the product Gentle Wash
Aqua Gel
Phytosteryl Isostearate It has hair and skin conditioning functions Moist Milk
Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Clutamate A wonderful skin-identifical ingredient that is similar to lipids on your skin to keep skin hydrated and smooth. According to the manufacturer's tests, it is more effective than petrolatum in promoting the recovery of damaged skin and improving rough skin conditions. Moist Milk
Protect UV
Polyglyceral-10 Distearate A glycerine derived ingredient that that functions as a skin-softening emulsifier to mix oil and water. it also helps give products a smooth and easy to dispense texture. Moist Milk
Polyglyceral-10 Stearate A vegetable-based ingredient that loves oil and water creating stable and smooth emulsions. Also has moisturizing benefits for skin and hair Moist Milk
Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate It functions as a skin-softening, emollient ingredient and is also used as an emulsifier and cleansing agent. Moist Milk
Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract
a.k.a Japanese Knotweed
A great source of resveratrol (also found in wine and grape juice) which helps to protect skin from environmental stressors, improve skin tone and  plump the skin Moist Milk
Polyquaternium-51 A skin identical ingredient to lipids in our skin, It moisturizes skin leaving a silky smooth feel and help reduce irritation Protect UV
Propanediol A non-irritating ingredient that has hydrating properties that may leave a smooth, dewy finish Protect UV
Prunus Yedonesis Leaf Extact
a.k.a Sakura Leaf Extract
Traditionally used in Japan, it has anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe irritation and also address dull and damaged skin Moist Milk
Rosa Damascena Flower Oil
a.k.a Damask Rose
One of the oldest roses in the world with its uses recorded during Biblical times, it helps to soothe the skin and reduce redness. It also has antimicrobial properties that can combat acne. Its uplifting scent calms the mind and lifts mood Gentle Wash
Aqua Gel
Moist Milk
Rosmarinus Offinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extact Its main active is rosmarinic acid, a potent anti-inflammatory and astringent. It also has anti-oxidant properties Moist Milk
Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract
a.k.a Elder Flower Extract
Used historically for anti-inflammatory properties, Elderflower is packed with Vitamins A, B, C and E which help to promote beautiful skin Aqua Gel
Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract
a.k.a Ogon in Japanese, Huang Qin in Chinese
One of the fundmental herbs in Japanese folk medicine and Chinese TCM,it is traditionally used as a soothing agent and a UV protectant by acting as an inflammatory from UVB induced skin damage. It also helps to retain moisture in skin barrier. Gentle Wash
Aqua Gel
Moist Milk
Protect UV
Silica Used as an abosrbant powder and thickening agent, helps to keep shine at bay Protect UV
Silver Oxide Used for centuries by Greeks and Romans for wound healing, its purpose is to be a natural preservative, antibiotic, and healing agent. Gentle Wash
Aqua Gel
Simmodsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil Closely mimics skins own sebum, making it an effective skin conditioner Gentle Wash
Aqua Gel
Moist Milk
Sodium Chloride Also known as salt, it helps to thicken formulations Protect UV
Sodium Hyaluronate Soluble form of Hyaluronic acid which is famous for its strong hydrating properties Moist Milk
Sodium Hydroxide An alkaline used to adjust the pH of the product Aqua Gel
Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate Made from coconut fatty acids, it is an hypoallergenic emulsifier to help mix oil and water and remain that way Moist Milk
Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate An emulsifier derived from sunflower that helps other ingredients absorb into the skin, improves the texture and feel of formulas, and helps to moisturize the skin. Moist Milk
Soluble Collagen A naturally ocuring large molecule that acts as a humectant to bind and retain moisture into skin Aqua Gel
Soluble Proteoglycan A very moisturising ingredient, they hydrate the skin and strengthens the structure of the skin making it smooth and supple Moist Milk
Squalane Helps to neutralize damage caused by UV light and lubricates skin, leaving it feeling comfortable without greasiness Protect UV
Stearic Acid A common multi-tasker fatty acid. It functions as an emollient and gives body to cream type
products and helps to stabilize water and oil mixes 
Moist Milk
Sucrose Stearate A sugar ester that helps keep formulas stable Protect UV
Thymus Serpyllum Extract It is an antiseptic and antifungal ingredient with good anti-oxidant effect.  It also has acne fighting abilities Moist Milk
Tilia Cordata Flower Extract Used for antibacterial, astringent and anti-inflammatory effects Protect UV
Titanium Dioxide More efficient at blocking UVB rays and helps keep formula lightweight Protect UV
Tocopherol Also known as Vitamin E, it has significant photoprotection againt UVB rays and has emollient properties Moist Milk
Protect UV
Trimethylsiloxysilicate A skin softening ingredient that helps to improve the water resistance of formulations Protect UV
Uncaria Tomentosa Extract This powerful and effective ingredient works to fight free radicals, calm the skin and reduce redness  Protect UV
Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract Known as Bilberry, it strengthens skin against signs of redness, likely due to its calming properties. It can also boost skin’s environmental defenses in the presence of UVA light. Protect UV
Vinyul Dimethicone Crossplymer Gives cosmetics products a silky feel and has some oil absorption properties. Protect UV
Xanthan Gum Produced from sugar molecules to help control the viscousity of a product Gentle Wash
Aqua Gel
Moist Milk
Yeast Extract Contains beta-glucan that is a great soothing ingredient and also a mild antioxidant.  Also has skin protecting and film-forming properties on the skin. Protect UV
Yoghurt Filtrate Has moisturizing, soothing and healing properties. Also a mild exfoliating agent Gentle Wash
Zinc Oxide Non-comedogenic and able to protect against UVA/ UVB rays Protect UV
Ziziphus Jujuba Fruit Extract Exisiting for centuries, Jujubes are wonder fruits that are full with Vitamins C, B1, B2 and A. These reparative nutrients help to deliver moisture, nourishment and protection for the skin Aqua Gel