The Power of Natural Ingredients

If you’ve ever walked into your local drugstore, picked up a beauty product and been mildly horrified by a long list of scary sounding ingredients, you’ll understand why Triana Miami strives to use effective, naturally occurring ingredients in all of our products. Processed as little as possible to retain their active nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants, these key ingredients make up the core of our philosophy to offer cruelty-free, daily skincare products that make you look and feel great.

But while many skincare lines will hop on the latest fad bandwagon flaunting “miracle” properties, Triana Miami uses only the finest, tried and true ingredients. Find our list of favorite, active ingredients found throughout our product line and how they work to give you that much sought-after “Miami glow.”


Alpha Hydroxys: Alpha Hydroxy is a skin-smoothing superstar and one of the most essential ingredients found in our products. Commonly used for everything from fighting acne, reducing fine lines and wrinkles to improving skin’s firmness, the term actually refers to a group of naturally occurring acids found in many foods. You can find these agents in sugar cane (glycolic acid), citrus fruits (citric acid), apples (malic acid) and even grapes (tartaric acid), among others.  While Alpha Hydroxy acids have many uses, they are often used in chemicals peels and have proven effective in improving the look and feel of skin by removing layers of dead skin cells while promoting firmness. You’ll find this powerful exfoliator in our Biogenic Hyaluronic Acid Cream and Algae Extract Therapy Cream.

Peptides:  Long touted for their anti-aging abilities, from removing dark eye circles to  lip plumping, peptides are actually the building blocks of proteins. These naturally occurring molecules are composed of short chains of amino acids linked by peptide bonds. The molecular links help promote the production of collagen, a protein well-known for its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.  In combination with other effective anti-aging ingredients, peptides are useful in repairing skin and preventing the signs of aging by actings as a moisture-binding agent. We use peptides in our RP Complex Cream,  for skin that’s smooth, firm and dare we say-- younger looking.

Squalane: A beauty-buff staple, squalane is a common lipid found in our skin cells and in animals, plants and vegetables. Acting as our very own defender from environmental toxins, it acts as a barrier and prevents the skin from losing moisture. As we age, however, we start to produce less squalane. Since it is naturally occurring in our skin it absorbs quite easily, and applying this anti-oxidant rich emollient can help soften skin, reduce excess oil and even the aging effects of UV damage. That’s why we include it in our Magic #14 moisturizer and many of our AM, PM and eye creams. 

Seaweed Extract: As a Miami beauty brand, we have a particular affinity for the healing and nourishing properties found in nature and especially the sea. There’s nothing quite like an ocean dip to regenerate and revive the skin and soul. That’s why we love incorporating this marine botanical into our products. It’s no secret that seaweed extract is a beauty brand all-star, with superior hydrating capabilities. Rich in vitamins and minerals, the extract soothes skin and acts as an effective anti-inflammatory. Found in our Blended Seaweed & Rosehip Cleanser, Natural Seaweed Toner, Men’s SeHa Seaweed Moisturizing Gel, Men’s Seaweed Toner, and Peppermint Bead Cleanser you’ll adore the way this extract  promotes smooth, soft skin and naturally balances and repairs all skin types.

Arnica: This perennial wildflower has a long history as a medicinal remedy and beauty enhancer. Traditionally, it has long been known for it’s almost miraculous ability to heal bruises quickly and has since been frequently used in various products as a powerful anti-inflammatory. By increasing the flow of circulation and white blood cell activity, arnica is able to increase healing time and reduce inflammation. Popularized by fashion insiders and sports medicine experts alike, this potent extract is fantastic for reviving skin and promoting a healthy, glowing complexion. Find it in our Nourishing K, DCX, Arnica Eye Cream.

Written by Dawn Triana — September 11, 2014