Active Compound Face Serum
CannaComplex® Multi-Active Facial Serum (30ml)$69.00
For skin that’s meant to be: Treated
Your all-in-one, multi-use daily anti-ageing serum, so you can do more with less.
The Active Compound is a revolutionary 6-in-1 proprietary blend facial Serum (which took over two years to develop). The serum is focused on transformation and helps amplify the absorption of active ingredients and skin nutrients to easily penetrate the skin using encapsulated technologies, delivering the benefits of each component deep within the skin.
Brighten, tighten, hydrate, renew, balance, and defend with one all-encompassing serum. Encapsulated retinol helps to stimulate cellular turnover, while 4 weights of Hyaluronic Acid intensely hydrate and plump the skin. In addition, Niacinamide and active Plant Growth Factors help to boost collagen, reduce the appearance of large pores and diminish pigmentation.
The Active Compound is a one-of-a-kind serum that gives your skin the optimum dose of each essential vitamin and nutrient for glowing skin. Innovative actives, minerals, adaptogens, and antioxidants naturally brighten, soothe, fortify, and support your most radiant complexion morning and night. This serum will help to boost collagen, clear breakouts, and soften fine lines, making it one of the best anti-aging serums in Australia.
The Vela Advantage
- Replaces 6 products in your routine.
- Professional strength multi-active serum made in Australia.
- Ph 5-6.
- Fragrance free.
- Vegan and Cruelty Free.
- Dermatologically tested suitable for all skin types.
- Recyclable Glass bottle with refill available. Carton is FSC certified, carton, insert, and leaflet are 100% recyclable.
Apply 1-2 pumps of our anti-aging serum to the palm of your hand and smooth over your face and neck in an upward motion.
Use the serum twice daily for maximum results.
Always follow with sunscreen during the day.
Full Ingredients List
Aqua, Glycerin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Niacinamide, PEG-16 Macadamia Glycerides, Prunus Domestica Seed Oil, Ethyl Olivate, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower/Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Diheptyl Succinate, Citrus Australasica Fruit Extract, Canola Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Centipeda Cunninghamii Extract, Starch, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Polysorbate-20, Retinol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sorbitol, Pentylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Cetyl Palmitate, Laureth-23, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide 3, Rosemary Extract, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Oleic Acid, CI 77491, Nicotiana Benthamiana Hexapeptide-40 sh-Polypeptide-76.
Hemp Seed Extract
100% active and water soluble Hemp Seed Extract can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as prevent signs of ageing from developing.
Also knows as Vitamin B3, Niacinamide evens tone and texture while supporting barrier function.
Plant Growth Factors
Our innovative Plant Growth factors help protein synthesis to improve skin integrity and protection while also helping to increase collagen I production.
Retinol helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen while also stimulating the production of new blood vessels in the skin for increased oxygenation. Additional benefits include fading age spots and softening texture.
Incredibly high in antioxidants, Bilberry Extract helps to strengthen our skin and protect it against free radicals.
Helichrysum italicum extract and Bellis perennis Extract
Our innovative new active stimulates key enzymes for detoxification while also brightening skin by correcting hyperpigmentation and inhibiting the synthesis of melanin but also by reducing redness by stimulating endothelin-1.
Ceramide 3 helps to create a protective layer to help prevent moisture loss and visible damage from environmental stressors, it's essential in our overall skin health.
4 weights of Hyaluronic Acid.
Creates a multi-level hydration boost which deeply hydrates skin and helps retail moisturise for a more plump and glowing complexion.
Finger Lime Caviar Extract
Finger Lime Caviar extract is a powerful phyto-active compound, which is an innovative world breakthrough in natural vitamin C. It helps us maintain a smoother, brighter and more even skin tone.
Face serum is a lightweight, rapidly-absorbing topical skincare product formulated with high concentrations of active ingredients such as antioxidants, vitamins, and peptides.
These ingredients work to correct specific skin concerns such as signs of ageing, dehydration, dullness, blemishes and hyperpigmentation.
Their lightweight nature means serums have a smaller molecular size than other products, like moisturising creams or facial oils. This allows them to be absorbed more easily which means the high amount of active ingredients can be delivered rapidly and deeply to the skin.
As a result, visible results can often be seen in a shorter amount of time compared to other skincare products.
Examples of active ingredients in serums include:
Encapsulated retinol: An anti-ageing all-star, encapsulated retinol targets signs of ageing, hyperpigmentation and blemishes. The encapsulated delivery system reduces the irritation commonly experienced by new retinol uses.
Hyaluronic acid: Delivers a big drink of water to thirsty skin cells. Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that physically binds water in the skin for a plump, dewy looking complexion.
Niacinamide: Works to reinforce the skin barrier while calming inflammation.
Vitamin C: Diminishes the signs of hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone for a more radiant, unified complexion. Vitamin C can also stimulate collagen production to increase firmness and neutralise free radical attacks which accelerate signs of ageing.
Face serum offers a variety of benefits for the skin, depending on the active ingredients it contains. This is the advantage of adding a serum to your routine, it allows you to target specific concerns with a high dose of active ingredients.
The benefits of using a face serum include:
Rapid absorption: With a thinner consistency than moisturisers, serums are easily absorbed into the skin. For this reason, serum should always be applied directly after cleansing while the skin is free from other products and still damp. This allows the serum to do its best work!
Ideal for sensitive and acne-prone skin: The lightweight texture is ideal for those with acne-prone or sensitive skin as the serum can soothe sensitive skin and provide hydration without feeling heavy or greasy.
Soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: Some serums contain active ingredients that can target signs of ageing.
Protects against damage: Serums with antioxidant ingredients work to guard the skin against free radical activity which can cause damage, inflammation and quicken signs of ageing.
Visible results, faster: Thanks to their higher concentration of active ingredients, you will generally see the visible results of a face serum faster than other skincare products.
Lightweight texture: Face serums feel comfortable on the skin thanks to their lightweight texture which doesn’t leave a heavy residue.
Yes, our Active Compound was designed to be the only serum you need to apply daily, both morning and night. It replaces 6 other serums so you don't need to worry about layering multiple products. This not only saves your skin from the chance of irritation but it also saves precious shelf space in the bathroom!
Our Active Compound is the serum or treatment step in your skincare routine – morning, and evening.
After cleansing, you can apply the Active Compound to a dry or damp face. Follow with the
Oil Infusion and/or moisturiser of your choice. Always apply sunscreen during the day
Yes, our Active Compound is completely fragrance free. It is also free from silicones, parabens, TEA, triclosan, mineral oil, MEA/DEA, animal derivatives, formaldehyde, heavy metals, propylene glycol and artificial fragrance.
The Active Compound is vegan, gluten free and not tested on animals.
Our Active Compound includes encapsulated retinol in its formulation. However, dermatologist have recommended topical non-prescription retinol to now be safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
We suggest you always ask your doctor before using new active ingredients when pregnant.
Our Active Compound has been dermatologically tested on human skin and certified with a 5-star skin rating. This means it’s been certified safe for all skin types including sensitive skin.
However, if you have sensitive skin concerns we recommend checking the ingredients carefully, always patch testing first and consulting with your doctor or dermatologist.
For sensitive skin we also recommend slowly introducing the product, beginning with one exposure a day and working up your skin tolerance.
Some people may experience a slight tingling when applying our Active Compound which is ok.
When it comes to using a new product or ingredient, we recommend you start slowly and let your skin adjust. We use clinical grade, high concentrations of actives in our products to ensure effectiveness, therefore slight tingling is fine. If any irritation or severe redness occurs, we recommend you stop using the product and consult a dermatologist.
Yes, we offer a full packaging recycle program you can access here. We provide you with return labels to send your packaging back to us and we recycle your packaging through the TerraCycle program to ensure it is properly recycled. Alternatively, you can take any skincare packaging to any Mecca Store and they will place it in their TerraCycle recycling bins for you.
All our cartons and paper products are made using FSC certified paper which is recyclable and use waterway safe inks and dyes.
We are pleased to advise that the Active Compound Serum does come with a refill option, which you can purchase
While it is possible to layer two serums on the face, you need to carefully consider the specific activities ingredients in each one before doing so.
Layering too many products can not only dilute the effectiveness of each individual product but it has the potential to irritate the skin.
When too many active ingredients are applied to the skin at once, the strength of the ingredients may cause the skin to become sensitised. This is of particular concern in the case of layering serums with exfoliating acids, such as AHAs and BHAs.
A safer approach is to use one targeted serum that addresses a specific skin concern, or an all-in-one serum like the Active Compound that replaces multiple serums in one product.
Active Compound is a multi-correctional serum designed to replace 6 products in your routine. This all-in-one serum brightens, tightens, hydrates, renews, balances, and defends. Target signs of ageing with encapsulated retinol that promotes cellular turnover while 4 different weights of hyaluronic acid hydrate and plump.
Niacinamide and active plant growth factors work together to stimulate collagen production, minimise the appearance of large pores, and reduce pigmentation for a more even complexion.
Yes, serum and face oil can be used together in your skincare routine.
While the high concentration of active ingredients in a serum are incredibly beneficial for the skin, to maximise the results of the serum, it should be used in tandem with a moisturising cream or face oil.
Immediately after cleansing, apply the serum while the skin is still slightly damp and allow it to penetrate the skin. Then, apply a face oil to seal in moisture and provide additional nourishment. Alternatively, you can apply a serum, followed by a moisturiser, and finally the face oil.
While some face serums may contain ingredients that are safe for use on the lips, we don’t recommend applying Active Compound to your lips.
The skin on the lips is thinner and more delicate than the skin on the face and prone to sensitivity and dryness. The active ingredients in a serum may be too strong for this area and lead to irritation such as flaking and redness.
To play it safe, we recommend using a lip-specific product to address any concerns you may have on the lips.
- 97% of people said they enjoyed using the Active Compound serum as an all-in-one serum
- 90% of people said the Active Compound made their skin look more youthful and plump.
- 90% of people said the Active Compound made their skin look healthier and feel stronger than before the trial
- 100% said they liked the texture of this product
- 87% of people said the serum made their skin more hydrated than before they begun the trial
- 76% of people agreed the Active Compound made their skin look brighter and reduced their pigmentation
- 73% of people agreed the Active Compound made their skin look clearer from blemishes and imperfections.
- 73% of people agreed the Active Compound helped reduce skin redness.
- Based on a 4-week Consumer Perception Study of 30 participants