A Deep Dive Into the Active Ingredients in Air Repair's Complexion-Boosting Moisturizer

1. Cloudberry Seed Oil

Known as the “King of the Arctic Berries”, Cloudberry Seed Oil is a powerful antioxidant ingredient that does three main things: 

  • Fights free radical damage, one of the main causes of premature aging.
  • Aids in collagen production, which promotes the renewal and growth of skin cells.
  • Works to repair and heal scarring and damage to the skin which in turn, delays and combats fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Cloudberries can be found across Alaska, Scandinavia, Russia and other places where they are able to survive in incredibly high altitudes and low temperatures (about -40°F). These gorgeous berries turn from red to gold when they ripen and are a hidden gem of skincare ingredients. With such large quantities of essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6 and 9), Vitamins A, C and E, there's no wonder why Cloudberry Seed Oil is so loved! 

2. Green Tea Extract

A longtime ingredient in skincare, green tea has proven benefits backed by clinical studies. Green tea is beneficial for all skin types, and contains the following benefits for your skin:

  • It's a super-charged anti-oxidant: it contains polyphenols, which are "effective free radical scavengers" that combat against UV radiation, pollution, blue light and other environmental stressors.
  • Green tea helps improve your skin's ability to retain moisture and smooths the skin. With regular use, it minimizes the signs of aging.

Free radicals are unstable molecules or atoms that can damage the cells in your body. They form when atoms or molecules gain or lose electrons, resulting in an unpaired electron. The free radicals collide with your cells in an attempt to "steal" an electron, and the cells that lose electrons may start to malfunction prematurely aging the skin.

3. Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a water-attracting substance that is found naturally in the body and delivers water to the skin’s surface. Hyaluronic acid pulls moisture from deep within the skin to hydrate the outermost layer and leave your face looking dewy and plump, appearing to have fewer wrinkles and fine lines. 

When hyaluronic acid is brought to the visible layer of skin, it:

  • Lubricates the skin cells.
  • Hydrates the face and locks in moisture all in one.
  • Aids in tissue regeneration and repairing damaged skin ‑‑ whether it be from scarring, burns or inflammation.
  • Helps to control the way skin responds to dehydration, redness and acne breakouts.

Although our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid, we are only capable of producing small amounts, and that ability decreases with age. However, if you apply hyaluronic acid regularly, you can increase the levels in your skin ‑‑ so make sure you apply it daily!

4. Rosehip

Coming from the mountains of South America and South Africa, these roses have been valued since ancient times for their many healing properties. Rosehips are a rare vegan alternative source to essential fatty acids (typically found in fish and animal fats). They carry large amounts of these fatty acids, which are easily absorbed into the skin and travel deep into the layers of the skin.

The oil from within the rose is known to:

  • Brighten, hydrate and even out the skin.
  • Helps with elasticity and collagen production, both of which help minimize the appearance of aging.
  • Besides the fatty acids, rosehip oil is rich in Vitamin C, which helps to brighten the skin, and Vitamin E, which calms and soothes any skin irritation. ​​​​​​​

Rosehip oil is one of the greatest beauty hacks out there!

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5. Borage Oil

Borage Oil, made from the seeds of the Borage plants, are star-shaped blue flowers native to North Africa and the Mediterranean region. It is best known for its protection against inflammation, acne, redness and moisture loss in the skin.

Borage Oil:

  • Aids in the skin’s essential protective barrier and helps the skin retain moisture. 
  • Is a great alternative to heavy oils like coconut and palm oil because it's much less comedogenic (pore-blocking) and is easily absorbed so your skin won't look, or feel, greasy!

6. Panthenol

Panthenol, also known as Provitamin B5, is best known for its ability to attract and retain moisture in the skin and revitalizes it on contact.


  • Works as a humectant to stabilize the skin’s barrier function, helping to reduce the amount of water lost from our skin. By doing this, your skin is less susceptible to becoming dry and becomes more visibly smooth and supple.
  • Helps to protect the skin against environmental and external stresses. 
  • Reduces itching, inflammation and redness of the skin, which in turn helps with acne and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.