Product Details

Gentle, non-irritating formula.  Fragrance-, colorant- and paraben-free. No sulfate detergents, PPG or PABA.  Non-comedogenic. In a small clinical trial, Emprizone gel improved skin smoothness, relieved dry, itchy skin, and helped soothe grazes after shaving.ŧ

ŧResults based on a small clinical trial funded by Mannatech, after four weeks of use.

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Ingredients

Functional

  • Allantoin

    Allantoin is an organic compound used in cosmetics and personal care products as a skin conditioning agent 1. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), allantoin is safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
    2. Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Cosmetic Ingredients Reference Table. http://www.cir-safety.org/staff_files/ReferenceTable.pdf. 7-31-2008.
  • Aloe barbadensis leaf extract

    Aloe barbadensis leaf extract is the powder obtained from the freeze-dried gel of the leaves of the aloe vera plant, Aloe barbadensis.

    For centuries, the plant aloe vera has been used by cultures for its beneficial effects on human health 1. Today aloe vera gel continues to be used in supplements, foods, beverages, and cosmetics. Aloe leaves consist of two major parts, the outer leaf epidermis and the inner leaf gel, which are very different in their chemical composition and properties. Aloe gel is obtained from the inner portion of the leaves. Aloe gel is rich in nutrients and contains an abundant supply of glycoproteins and mono-, oligo- and polysaccharides. Monosaccharide constituents include glucose, mannose, galacturonic acid, glucuronic acid, galactose, arabinose, fucose, glucosamine, fructose, rhamnose and xylose 2.

    Much of the health benefits observed by the use of aloe vera gel may be attributed to its high molecular weight polysaccharides. Before a process was developed to stabilize aloe vera gel or extracts, fresh preparations were regarded as being required for any therapeutic efficacy 3. It has now been shown that careful drying of aloe vera gel can retain the polysaccharide content important for producing many of its health benefits 4.

    Today aloe vera gel continues to be used in cosmetics and personal care products as a skin conditioning agent, which acts both to lubricate the skin surface and to increase water content of the top layers of the skin by drawing moisture from the surrounding air 5. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), Aloe barbadensis leaf extractis safe to use in the amounts present in our products 6.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. The Merck Index. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck & Co., Inc., 1996.
    2. Duncan, C., Ramberg, J., and Sinnott, R. Striking differences in Aloe vera gel carbohydrate composition, molecular weight and particle size distributions following processing will not be addressed by dietary supplement GMPs. Poster Presentation at the 5th Annual Natural Supplements Conference, January 17-20, 2008, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, San Diego, California.
    3. Gjerstad G, Riner TD. Current status of aloe as a cure-all. Am J Pharm Sci Support Public Health 1968;140:58-64.
    4. Ni Y, Turner D, Yates KM, Tizard I. Isolation and characterization of structural components of Aloe vera L. leaf pulp. Int J Immunopharmacol. 2004;4:1745-55.
    5. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
    6. Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Cosmetic Ingredients Reference Table.  http://www.cir-safety.org/staff_files/PublicationsListDec2009.pdf . 2009.
  • Astragalus gummifer gum

    Astragalus gummifer gum comes from the stems and branches of the flowering plant Astragalus gummifer. The raw gum is made up of a mixture of two polysaccharides. Monosaccharide constituents include galactose, arabinose, xylose, fucose, rhamnose, and galacturonic acid. It is used to increase the thickness of skin care products, for fragrance and to stabilize oil-in-water mixtures. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), Astragalus gummifer gum is safe to use in the amounts present in our products

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. Anderson DM, Howlett JF, McNab CG. The amino acid composition of the proteinaceous component of gum tragacanth. Food Addit Contam 1985;2:231-5.
    2. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
    3. Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Cosmetic Ingredients Reference Table. http://www.cir-safety.org/staff_files/PublicationsListDec2009.pdf . 2009.
  • Galactoarabinan

    Galactoarabinan, or arabinogalactan,is a polysaccharide extracted for commercial uses from the bark of the Eastern and Western Larch trees, Larix larcinia and Larix occidentalis. Monosaccharide constituents include galactose, arabinose, glucose and mannose 1. It is used in skin care products as a fragrance and as an ingredient that dries to form a thin coating on the skin 2.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. Luta G, Duncan C, Sinnott R. Chemical characterization of polysaccharide-rich ingredients from Aloe vera, Larix laricina and Larix occidentalis, and Undaria pinnatifida. Presented at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine’s 6th Annual Natural Supplements Conference, San Diego, California.January 22-25, 2009. 2009.
    2. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
  • Ghatti gum

    Ghatti gum, a mixture of complex polysaccharides, comes from the bark of Anogeissus latifolia, a large tree native to India and Sri Lanka. Monosaccharide constituents include arabinose, galactose, mannose, xylose and glucuronic acid. Ghatti gum is used in supplements, foods, drugs and cosmetics. It contains as much as 80% soluble dietary fiber 1.

    Most gums are believed to be largely degraded in the colon 2. Test tube studies have demonstrated the fermentation of ghatti gum by the beneficial human bacteria species Bifidobacterium 3,4. Ghatti gum is considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is permitted for use as a food (21CFR184.1333).

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    References

    1. Glicksman M. Gum Ghatti (Indian gum). In: Glicksman M, ed. Food Hydrocolloids. Boca Raton: CRC Press 1983:31-7.
    2. Hill MJ. Bacterial fermentation of complex carbohydrate in the human colon. Eur J Cancer Prev 1995;4:353-8.
    3. Crociani F, Alessandrini A, Mucci MM, Biavati B. Degradation of complex carbohydrates by Bifidobacterium spp. Int J Food Microbiol 1994;24:199-210.
    4. Salyers AA, West SE, Vercellotti JR, Wilkins TD. Fermentation of mucins and plant polysaccharides by anaerobic bacteria from the human colon. Appl Environ Microbiol 1977;34:529-33.
  • Glycereth-26

    Glycereth-26 is a chemical compound derived from glycerin. It is used to decrease the thickness of skin care products and as a skin conditioning agent that increases water content of the top layers of the skin by drawing moisture from the surrounding air 1.

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    References

    1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
  • Glycerin

    Glycerin is a chemical compound used in skin care products and cosmetics as a humectant, that is, a skin conditioning agent that increases water content of the top layers of the skin by drawing moisture from the surrounding air. Glycerin also acts as a lubricant on the skin surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance 1.

    In oral solutions, glycerin is used as a solvent, sweetening agent, antimicrobial preservative, and viscosity-increasing agent. It can also be used in film coatings for tablets.1.

    Glycerin is included in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Inactive Ingredients Guide as safe to use in the amounts present in our products.

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    References

    1. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients. Washington, DC: Pharmaceutical Press and American Pharmacists Assn, 2006.
  • Glyceryl polyacrylate

    Glyceryl polyacrylate is a chemical compound derived from glycerin. It is used in cosmetics and personal care products as an ingredient that dries to form a thin coating on the skin 1. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), glyceryl polyacrylate is safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2.

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    References

    1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
  • Gum tragacanth

    Gum tragacanth comes from the stems and branches of the flowering plant Astragalus gummifer. The raw gum is made up of a mixture of two polysaccharides. Monosaccharide constituents include galactose, arabinose, xylose, fucose, rhamnose, and galacturonic acid 1. Gum tragacanth has been approved for use in pharmaceuticals in the U.S. since 1820 and in foods since 1925 2. Most gums are believed to be largely degraded in the colon 3. Test tube studies have demonstrated that gum tragacanth can be digested by a number of bacteria that inhabit the human colon, including the beneficial Bifidobacteria species 4,5. Gum tragacanth is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is commonly added to foods (21CFR184.1351).

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    References

    1. Anderson DM, Howlett JF, McNab CG. The amino acid composition of the proteinaceous component of gum tragacanth (Asiatic Astragalus spp.). Food Addit Contam 1985;2:231-5.
    2. Anderson DM. Evidence for the safety of gum tragacanth (Asiatic Astragalus spp.) and modern criteria for the evaluation of food additives. Food Addit Contam 1989;6:1-12.
    3. Hill MJ. Bacterial fermentation of complex carbohydrate in the human colon. Eur J Cancer Prev 1995;4:353-8.
    4. Crociani F, Alessandrini A, Mucci MM, Biavati B. Degradation of complex carbohydrates by Bifidobacterium spp. Int J Food Microbiol 1994;24:199-210.
    5. Salyers AA, West SE, Vercellotti JR, Wilkins TD. Fermentation of mucins and plant polysaccharides by anaerobic bacteria from the human colon. Appl Environ Microbiol 1977;34:529-33.
  • Retinyl palmitate

    Retinyl palmitate, or vitamin A palmitate, is an ester of retinol and palmitic acid. It is commonly used as a source of vitamin A in dietary supplements and fortified foods, such as milk. Retinyl palmitate is considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a nutrient supplement in foods (21CFR184.1930) 1. It is also used as a skin conditioning agent in cosmetics and personal care products 2.

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    References

    1. Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. http://www.foodsafety.gov/~dms/eafus.html. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.
    2. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
  • Salicylic acid

    Salicylic acid is an organic compound that occurs naturally in the bark of the willow tree, Salix alba. It is used in skin care products as a fragrance and as a lubricant on the skin surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance 1. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), salicylic acid is safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2.

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    References

    1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
    2. Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Cosmetic Ingredients Reference Table. http://www.cir-safety.org/staff_files/ReferenceTable.pdf. 7-31-2008.
  • Sodium hyaluronate

    Sodium hyaluronate is an organic compound used as a skin conditioning agent 1. It is generally regarded as a relatively nontoxic and nonirritant material 2.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
    2. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients. Washington, DC: Pharmaceutical Press and American Pharmacists Assn, 2006.
  • Sorbitol

    Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol often used as a sweetener substitute in “sugar-free” foods. In cosmetics and personal care products, sorbitol is used as a skin conditioning agent that increases water content of the top layers of the skin by drawing moisture from the surrounding air 1. Sorbitol is included in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Inactive Ingredients Guide as safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2. It is also approved for use as a food additive by the U.S. FDA 3.

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    References

    1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
    2. FDA Inactive Ingredients Guide. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/iig/index.cfm. 2007.
    3. Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. http://www.foodsafety.gov/~dms/eafus.html. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.
  • Tocopherol

    Tocopherols, along with tocotrienols, are organic compounds collectively known as vitamin E. Natural tocopherols exist as a mixture of d-alpha-, d-beta-, d-gamma- and d-delta-isoforms, each having antioxidant activities 1. Tocopherols are present in many foods, such as vegetable oils, nuts and grains. They are considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in foods (21CFR182.3890) 2.
      In cosmetics and personal care products, tocopherol is used as a skin conditioning agent that slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface 3. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), tocopherol is safe to use in the amounts present in our products 4.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. Yoshida Y, Saito Y, Jones LS, Shigeri Y. Chemical reactivities and physical effects in comparison between tocopherols and tocotrienols: physiological significance and prospects as antioxidants. J Biosci Bioeng. 2007;104:439-45.
    2. Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. http://www.foodsafety.gov/~dms/eafus.html. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.
    3. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
    4. Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Cosmetic Ingredients Reference Table. http://www.cir-safety.org/staff_files/ReferenceTable.pdf. 7-31-2008.
  • Tocopheryl acetate

    Tocopheryl acetate is an organic compound used in cosmetics and personal care products as a skin-conditioning agent. It also has antioxidant activities 1.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.

Formulation

  • Aminomethyl propanol

    Aminomethyl propanol is a chemical compound used to adjust the pH (acidity or alkalinity) of skin care products 1. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), aminomethyl propanol is safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
    2. Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Cosmetic Ingredients Reference Table. http://www.cir-safety.org/staff_files/ReferenceTable.pdf. 7-31-2008.
  • Benzethonium chloride

    Benzethonium chloride is an organic compound that aids in the mixing of skin care products. It also has antimicrobial activity that protects cosmetics and personal care products from spoilage 1. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), benzethonium chloride is safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2.

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    References

    1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
    2. Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Cosmetic Ingredients Reference Table. http://www.cir-safety.org/staff_files/ReferenceTable.pdf. 7-31-2008.
  • Carbomer

    Carbomer is the name given to a group of synthetically derived chemical compounds that are used in skin care products to assist in the mixing of ingredients 1. Various carbomers are included in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Inactive Ingredients Guide as safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
  • Disodium EDTA

    Disodium EDTA, a salt of the chelating agent ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), binds to and inactivates metal ions to prevent the deterioration of cosmetics and personal care products 1. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), disodium EDTA is safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
  • Hexanediol (1,2-Hexanediol)

    1,2-Hexanediol is an organic alcohol used to aid in mixing of skin care products 1.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
  • Polysorbate 80

    Polysorbate 80 is an organic compound used in skin care products as a fragrance and to aid in stabilizing oil-in-water mixtures 1. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), polysorbate 80 is safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2.

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    1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
  • Water (Aqua)

Product Claims

Products

Emprizone Gel

Product Numbers

17101: 5 oz. (142 g) Emprizone Gel

Country

South Africa

Effective

October 2008

Supersedes

August 2008
  • Quality and Safety

     

    • Non-irritating formula
    • Mild formula
    • Gentle formula
    • pH balanced
    • Allergy tested
    • Dermatologist tested
    • Fragrance-free
    • Colorant-free
    • Paraben-free
    • Free of mineral oil
    • Formulated without mineral oil.  Occlusive oil can interfere with skin function.
    • No sulfate detergents
    • No PPG (polypropylene glycol)
    • No PABA or synthetic sunscreens
    • Non-comedogenic
    • Formulated without dyes or chemical fragrances. Some dyes and fragrances are known irritants and can cause allergic reactions.
    • To test our preservation methods and to determine shelf-life, we use special test chambers to determine how the products will hold up in the real world under a wide range of conditions
  • Benefits
    • Translucent, water-based gel
    • Refreshes skin
    • Refreshing
    • Can use after drying exposure to the sun
    • Can use after waxing
    • Suitable for use on aged skin
    • Includes the antioxidant vitamin E
    • Antioxidants may help defend against the effects of environmental assaults*
    • Includes antioxidants that may help defend against the effects of environmental assaults
    • Includes vitamin E, vitamin A and aloe vera gel extract
    • Hydrating
    • Soothes
    • Revitalizes the skin
    • Restores vital moisture
    • Helps soothe and moisturize dry, itchy skin
    • The efficacy of Emprizone was confirmed in a small clinical trial.
    • In a small clinical trial, Emprizone improved the appearance of facial skin.ŧ
    • In a small clinical trial, Emprizone improved skin smoothness. ŧ
    • In a small clinical trial, Emprizone relieved dry itchy skin.ŧ
    • In a small clinical trial, Emprizone helped reduce irritation.ŧ
    • In a small clinical trial, Emprizone defended against dry, irritated skin.ŧ
    • In a small clinical trial, Emprizone maintained skin moisture.ŧ
    • In a small clinical trial, Emprizone helped soothe [grazes/nicks and cuts] after shaving.ŧ
    • In a small clinical trial, after four weeks of use Emprizone significantly reduced shallow/coarse wrinkles. ŧ
    • In a small clinical trial, after four weeks of use Emprizone significantly evened skin tone. ŧ
    • In a small clinical trial, after four weeks of use Emprizone significantly improved elasticity and firmness. ŧ
    • In a small clinical trial, after four weeks of use Emprizone significantly improved resiliency. ŧ
    • In a small clinical trial, after four weeks of use Emprizone significantly reduced redness due to irritation. ŧ
    • In a small clinical trial, after two weeks of use Emprizone significantly improved fine lines. ¥
    • In a small clinical trial, after two weeks of use Emprizone significantly reduced skin roughness, ¥
    • In a small clinical trial, after two weeks of use Emprizone significantly increased skin radiance. ¥
    • In a small clinical trial, after two weeks of use Emprizone significantly reduced scaling on lower legs caused by shaving. ¥
    • In a small clinical trial, after one use Emprizone improved skin hydration.1

     1Results based on a small clinical trial funded by Mannatech, after a single use.

    ¥Results based on a small clinical trial funded by Mannatech, after two weeks of use.

    ŧResults based on a small clinical trial funded by Mannatech, after four weeks of use.

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