Ask Dr. Z
Do you use natural ingredients?
Yes, our products contain a wide variety of natural ingredients.
MD Complete uses natural ingredients broadly across our products. In fact, as much as 80% of our products are edible, not that we encourage consumption.
When we formulate a new product, we develop a profile of nutrient levels required to achieve the desired results for that product. Then, we carefully select a natural ingredient, like a particular variant of carrot seed extract, that delivers the nutrients we need at a clinically effective level.
MD Complete typically pays super-premium prices for the extracts used in our products. They are sourced from plants grown in nutrient-rich soil to ensure we get the highest concentrations of nutrients in our skincare.
You’ll see that we use a broad selection of fruit seed extracts that are rich in Vitamins, Omega 3-6-9s as well as potent carotenoids (the colorful pigments in fruits and vegetables that help to protect and nourish healthy skin). These extracts include:
- Black Cumin
- Red Raspberry
- Black Raspberry
- Chardonnay Grape
- Red Grate
We also selectively use essential oils—lavender, chamomile, petitgrain and a variety of citrus. Again, we pay extra for higher grade, highly nutrient-rich oils that have been purified, if needed, to be suitable for safe use on skin.
In addition, you may notice a wide variety of other extracts, each addressing a different issue or benefit in our products. Some of our favorites include:
- Alaria Esculenta Extract (Brown Algae)
- Artemisia Vulgaris Extract (Mugwort)
- Borago Officinalis Seed Oil (Borage)
- Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (Green Tea)
- Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract (Balloon Plant)
- Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (German Chamomile)
- Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract (Quinoa)
- Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract (Sea Moss)
- Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil (Purple Viper-Bugloss)
- Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (Fireweed)
- Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract (Brown Seaweed)
- Oryza Sativa Extract (Rice)
- Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary)
- Schizophyllan (Beta Glucan)
- Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract (Paracress)
- Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate (extract from licorice)
MD Complete also uses naturally derived humectants to provide a boost of moisturization, along with active ingredients to support skin rejuvenation:
- Sunflower Seed extracts
- Shea Butter
- Colloidal Oatmeal and Aloe
We stand behind the quality and efficacy of our formulations, which we thoughtfully designed with the health and well-being of our spouses, children and friends in mind.
Dr. Brian Zelickson
Founder | MD Complete