Our ingredient philosophy is based on giving skin what it needs. Packed with essential ingredients, think of it as topical supplements for your skin.
Proven + Pure
We select ingredients that are clinically proven to benefit the skin - vitamins, antioxidants, moisturizing agents, probiotic ferment, and skin barrier strengtheners.
And we responsibly source only the highest quality, most pure versions of those skin-essential ingredients. We hold our suppliers to the same ultra clean standards we have, and screen each one for impurities or residual contamination.
We're also 100% vegan with no animal-derived ingredients, cruelty-free, skin pH friendly, and made in the USA.
Purest Formulations Possible
We set a new standard of clean beauty, without the preservatives required by the typical 2+ year shelf life, and without any ingredients known or even suspected to be concerning.
A New Standard of Clean
When it comes to healthy skin, we don't take risks. We exclude any ingredient known or even suspected to be concerning. That means zero preservatives, allergens, fragrances, silicones, phthalates, sulfates, endocrine-disruptors, fluoridated materials (PFAS), Amines / EDTA, mineral or essential oils, microbeads, nano materials. The list goes on and on.
We also carefully select and screen every ingredient for purity. Even our standard for the water in our products is set higher than the industry's, so that it's uniquely clean and high quality.
Our clean and pure formulations are safe and gentle, hypoallergenic, pH- and microbiome-friendly, and dermatologist-approved for even the most susceptible skin.
Our Clean Act
We do not use any of the following ingredients commonly found in beauty care products. We also carefully screen for impurities and residuals of each ingredient.
•All preservatives (parabens, phenoxythanols, MIT/CIT, Boric acid, sodium benzoates, BHT, BHA, resorcinol, triclosan, triclocarban, formaldehyde, paraformaldehyde, formaldehyde releasers or donors, boric acid and its salts, etc.) • Fragrances and fragrance allergens (including natural fragrances or essential oils)• Silicones • PEGs, PEG compounds • Fluoridated materials (PFAS and its salts) • Endocrine disruptors • Sulfates (SLS, SLES)• Phthalates (Dibutyl phthalate, Diethylhexylphthalate) • EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) • Amines (ethanolamines, TEA (triethanolamine), m-phenylenediamine, o-phenylenediamine and their salts) • Mineral oils • Ingredients tested on animals • Animal-derived ingredients • Hydroquinone • Nanomaterials and nanoparticles • Microbeads and microplastics • Chemical Sunscreen or UV filters • GMO ingredients • Gluten • Solvent or extraction residuals or organic impurities (toluene, acetone, etc.) • Heavy metals • Coal tar • Talc
LightWater does not test on animals, nor do we ask others to. We also don't use any animal-derived ingredients; we are 100% Vegan.
It's beyond skin care. It's skin nutrition.
Check out our featured ingredients, why we chose them, and how they nourish your skin.
Blend of vitamins B3, B5, B7, C, and E deliver many protective and regenerative benefits. B vitamins assist in new cell production, skin barrier protection, and age spot appearance reduction. C stimulates collagen synthesis and aids in antioxidant protection against UV photo damage. E protects skin from UVB and oxidative damage by scavenging free radicals.
This powerful antioxidant assists in the regeneration of collagen and hyaluronic acid, increasing skin elasticity and natural glow. It's also a natural protective against photo damage and inflammation, to aid in resistant, radiant, and healthy skin. Plus, it helps with skin microcirculation for skin that looks and feels revitalized.
A form of Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate has the distinct advantage of a lower molecular weight to penetrate the dermis quickly. It's a natural moisturizer that attracts moisture and has famously high moisture retention, imparting softness and suppleness. It also assists in skin repair and elasticity.
Ceramides make up up to 40% of the epidermis and are important for retaining skin moisture and shielding skin from environmental aggressors and germs. They also fortify the skin barrier and help regenerate affected skin. Ceramides play an essential role in keeping premature signs of aging at bay.
This lipid is naturally present in the skin; the body produces it to help lubricate and protect skin. Squalane also increases cell turnover, provides moisture, improves skin elasticity, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and enhances skin barrier integrity. Ours is derived from sugar cane.
This super antioxidant protects skin against free radicals, helps protect our cells from UV damage, regenerates and lightens skin, and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It's also shown to have anti-inflammatory and cancer protection properties.
Goji Berry Cell Extract
This multi-functional extract helps rejuvenate and regenerate skin by stimulating mesenchymal stem cells and keratinocyte differentiation. Plus, it minimizes fine wrinkles and deep lines, tightens facial contours, increases collagen and elastin expression, and improves skin density.
Omega 3 and 6
Also known as Linolenic acid and Linoleic acid, this high-potency essential fatty acid treats dry skin, strengthens skin's quality and barrier function, increases resistance to external aggressors, contributes to regaining healthy water content, and makes skin smoother and healthier.