Organic Aloe Vera-Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice – Botanical, moisturizer, skin protectant, humectant. A member of the South African aloe plant leaf, usually a juice, containing water, amino acids and carbohydrates, used as a moisturizer, stabilizer, and light tonic for the skin.
Alpha Hydroxy-Glycolic Acid – AHA Anti-aging, antioxidant; fruit based. Is sometimes combined with phospholipids and Acidophilus. Skin cell renewal and cell shedding. Glycolic Acid is found in simple sugars. Glycolic Acid works by dissolving the intercellular cement responsible for abnormal keratinization (discoloration of the skin), improving skin hydration by enhanced moisture uptake, binding water to the stratum corneum.
Arnica (Arnica Montana) – Arnica montana also has slight antimicrobial properties, which makes it very beneficial for people suffering from skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, and others. The inflammatory quality, combined with the antioxidant activity against whatever is causing the condition makes Arnica montana popular with people who frequently suffer itchy, inflamed skin rashes.
Avocado Oil-Persea Gratissima – This ultra rich organic oil is a delightful treasure containing high amounts of Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, and E. Also contains amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin, and other essential fatty acids. Highly prized to those with skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and other skin ailments and our variety makes a lovely salad oil for dressings and condiments. Highly recommended to those with sensitive skin, problem skin and other irritations that require vitamin rich oil.
Beeswax – Emollient. A wax produced by bees, used as a wax base or for smoothing the skin.
Borage Oil-Borago Officinalis – types as an acting emollient and is best known for its ability to soften, soothe, and re-condition the skin. It is truly marvelous as a carrier oil and is equally superb for addition to body care products.
Calendula Oil- Organic Calendula Officinalis – Not only one of the most effective topical oils, it also makes an excellent base for salves, facial creams and many other natural cosmetics. Gentle, cooling, and soothing. Calendula oil is the most successful oil for assisting us with dry and damaged skin, skin inflammations, rashes, diaper irritations, and other skin disorders.
Camphor-Cinnamomum Camphora – Is used as an anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, cooling, and is thought to be slightly stimulating to blood circulation.
Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (botanical hyaluronic acid) – Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide is a botanical ingredient retrieved from the Cassia Angustifolia, a native plant to India. In cosmetics it is primarily used as a skin moisturizing agent due to its high content of polysaccharides. These polysaccharides have shown to mimic hyaluronic acid, a component of the skin which assists tissue repair and protection. When applied topically this plant based hyaluronic acid penetrates the dermis to secure moisture and in turn support the skins elasticity and structure. Not only is hyaluronic acid directly correlated to increases in skin moisture, it can adjust its moisture absorption rate based on the humidity of the environment. This natural extract also functions as an anti-inflammatory and a treatment for acne.
Cetyl Alcohol – A fatty alcohol used as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener, and carrying agent for other ingredients. We use a naturally derived cetyl alcohol as in coconut fatty alcohol. It is not an irritant and is not related to SD alcohol or ethyl alcohol. The term alcohol here is a real disservice to this ingredient as it is really a fat substance. Produced from Palm Oil usually, but it is also found in Coconut and other vegetable oils (it can be made synthetically too). Considered by some sources to be non-comedogenic, it is a moisturizer (not at all a drying alcohol).
CoQ10 – CoQ10 levels decrease as you get older. Most women over thirty have below optimum levels of CoQ10 in the skin. The lack of CoQ10 results in an impeded ability to produce collagen and elastin. Collagen is important because it makes your skin firm, while elastin gives your skin flexibility. The loss of collagen and elastin causes your skin to wrinkle and sag.
Cranberry Seed Oil – Cranberry seed oil is a high essential fatty acid content oil .It is the only available botanical oil with a one to one ratio of Omega 6 (linoleic) to Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic) fatty acids. This balance is critical for optimum halth and dermal integrity. Cranberry seed oil has excellent oxidative stability and contains 70% essential fatty acids making it a superb emollient, lubricant and conditioner for the skin. Cranberry seed oil contributes to the lipid barrier protection of the skin and assists in moisture retention.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) – Dandelion greens contain seven-thousand units of vitamin A per ounce, making it one of the best herbs possible for anything related to the skin and connective tissues.
Kosher Vegetable Glycerin – A natural humectant and affordable moisturizer. Vegetable based.
Grapeseed oil-Vitis Vinifera – It has a mild green color with a pleasant odor, superb taste, and great absorption rate. Grapeseed is especially useful for skin types that do not absorb oils too well, and it does not leave a greasy feeling. Wonderful for those with skin sensitivities because of its natural non-allergenic properties. Antioxidant; carrier; emollient; moisturizer. Contains natural Vitamin E and is good in massage oils. Has a high linoleic acid content. An amazing anti-oxidant, for anti-aging benefits. One of the most nutritive oils known to man.
Green Tea (Thea cinensis, Camellia sinensis) – Stimulant, diuretic, astringent. The tannins in Green Tea have been found to contain anti-tumor properties. Because of its high antioxidant content it is useful in preventing aging. Anti-aging; anti-inflammatory; anti-irritant. A great source of Polyphenols. Contains catechins that are potent anti-oxidants.
Hibiscus Fibers-Hibiscus Sabdraffia – A vibrant fuschia plant material wonderful for scrubs and masques and exfoliating washes. High in antioxidants and very gentle on the skin.
Honey-Mel- Emollient – Honey is composed of several sugars and other substances, including malic, formic, citric, and lactic acids as well as enzymes and amino acids. A highly complex substance
Jojoba Oil-Simmondsia Chinensis – Emollient; moisturizer. Very high natural content of Vitamin E. Extremely skin nourishing. Lasts longer in natural state than most oils. Has been credited with skin healing. Provides rapid absorption. Non comedogenic. Mimics skins natural sebum for superior uptake and absorption.
Kaolin Clay – Absorption base; anti-caking; from earth clays. Is a mixture of various aluminum silicates. Has absorption abilities for both water and oil.
Licorice Root Oil – According to The National Cancer Institute, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice Root Oil) has been used as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, primarily because of licochalcone, a molecule contained in licorice root extract which helps control oil production, and helps calm and soothe acne-prone skin.
Macadamia nut oil-Macadamia Ternifolia – This fine oil comes from the pressed nuts of the Macadamia tree. It is a priceless delight for the skin and has proven itself to be one of the best regenerative oils available. It is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, and closely resembles sebum (the oil naturally produced by ones skin to help protect it). Macadamia oil is a fabulous, protective oil with a high absorption rate and has been successfully used as a healing oil for scars, sunburns, minor wounds and other irritations. Emollient; moisturizer; vegetable oil. A highly volatile yet wonderfully moisturizing oil.
MSM-Methylsulfonylmethane – Methylsulfonylmethane has been present in the oceans, soil, and atmosphere of the Earth for eons. Organic sulfur (MSM) occurs naturally in the human body. It actually makes up 5% of the human body and is essential for every organ, cell, tissue, hormone, enzyme, antibody, and function found in the body. This whole food is a beautifying mineral, and contributes to hair, skin, nail, and joint renewal and health. Bio-available, MSM must be continually replenished for optimal youth, nutrition and health.
Oat Seed (Avena sativa) – Anti-depressant, antispasmodic, demulcent, nervine, nutritive, stimulant, tonic. Oats are a very soothing herb to use in the case of skin irritations. When used in a bath it treats itchy skin, rashes and insect bites. Oats have been used in facial and body scrubs, soaps and lotions for years, and have been proven to help heal acne.
Orange Peel Tincture-Citrus Aurantium Dulcis – Anti-inflammatory; antibacterial; antiseptic. Contains properties considered to be toning and antiseptic. Also some anti-fungal properties present.
Oregano Oil-Rhus Coriaria – This is claimed to be an antioxidant, with properties to assist in inhibition of bacterial growth and inhibiting the growth of fungi. Assists with decreasing inflammation as a detoxifier.
Organic Herbal Infusion – Consists of Organic Gotu Kola, Organic Horsetail, Organic Geranium, Organic Dandelion
Oregon Grape (Berberis aquifolium) – Oregon Grape is also known to have a direct effect on the skin. It restores ones complexion and texture, especially after a bout of sores, acne breakout or other skin disease.
Panthenol- Vitamin B5 – Panthenol is a non-irritating form of Vitamin B that is usually derived from plants. When this natural, hydrating vitamin is applied externally, it penetrates into lower skin layers, gets absorbed into your skin cells and turns into pantothenic acid (commonly known as Vitamin B5). Because panthenol is absorbed deeply into the skin, it adds essential moisture and has a desirable plumping effect.
Papaya Enzyme-Carica Papaya – Antioxidant. Contains a considerable amount of Papain, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Beta Carotene, and enzymes. Some antiseptic properties.
Potassium Sorbate – Potassium Sorbate is a mild and natural preservative used as a paraben alternative in the cosmetic industry. It is developed from Sorbic Acid, which is derived from the berries of the Mountain Ash Tree, and is considered non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing. Potassium Sorbate is namely used to inhibit fungi, mold, and yeast.
Propolis-Organic Resina Propoli – Skin treatment. Bees collect a substance from the buds of trees resembling resin. They convert this resin into Propolis. This flavonoid rich substance has both anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, working also as an anti-toxin. It is a germ resistant coating.
Rose Hip Oil-Rosa Canina – Rosehip seed oil is truly an amazing product, which has only recently become recognized by the general public. This surge in popularity is for a good reason, as it is believed to be the best oil available for anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation. Numerous scientific studies have also taken place, which have yielded astounding evidence supporting the use of Rosehip Seed oil. Rosehip seed oil contains Vitamin A, which helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration, and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase. This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity. Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which further promotes healthy skin. In particular, it is rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, which are important skin nutrients. Rosehip seed oil has been used successfully to treat the following skin problems:
UV damage from overexposure to the sun
Scars from surgery, burns, and acne
Wrinkles and premature skin aging
Burns, including those from radiation and sunburns
Dry and damaged hair
Sea Buckthorn Oil (Cytisus scoparius) – This little wonder berry is found growing wild primarily in China, Mongolia and Russia. It has been used as a food item for a very long time. The said benefits of Seabuckthorn oil range from cancer preventative to cancer treatment….anti-aging wonder berry, antioxidant, cardiovascular health, anti-parasitic, and more. As a topical application for the skin, Seabuckthorn berry and seed oil are hard to match, let alone beat. The reasons for this are varied. There is a rich deep pigment in this berry oil that translates into a potent healing antioxidant for all skin types. The end result of this is fewer lines, diminished sun spots, evening out of skin tone, and firmer more supple skin. Sea Buckthorn also contains palmitoleic acid, which is present in human skin. For this reason, it is used for burns, wound healing, infections and skin diseases.
Spirulina-Spirulina Maxima – Botanical; stimulant. Full of vitamins and minerals, it is said to have a hydrating effect on the surface layers of the skin. It has also been represented that Spirulina proteins contribute to tissue regeneration of the skin.
Sweet Almond Oil-Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis – An emollient/moisturizer; a natural vegetable oil pressed from almonds used for penetrating and softening. Massage therapists have long used this moisturizing oil for massage. Is used to soften dry skin and to help relieve dry, itchy and irritated skin. Main component is olein with a small proportion of glyceride. Similar to Olive Oil. Elegant skin feel.
Tamanu Oil – Tamanu oil promotes new tissue formation, accelerating healing and healthy skin growth. Tamanu oil fades stretch marks with incredible results. It also works miracles on scar tissue, making scars look less unsightly.
Vitamin C- Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate – The cutting edge of skin care research shows that aging skin is the result of more than just years on the calendar. Exposure to environmental elements like sunlight, smoke, and air pollution causes photo-aging in skin. Not only does this lead to the formation of lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation – it can lead to more serious skin conditions, including skin cancer. A comprehensive Vitamin C program can help prevent photo-aging and the onset of more serious skin conditions. Topical vitamin C has now been shown to provide up to eight times the skins natural protection from UV damage. Sunscreens are also an important part of the prevention process, although they cannot do it alone. Vitamin C protects your skin from the sun in ways that sunscreens cant. When used together, Vitamin C and sunscreens provide almost complete photo-protection – preventing photo-aging, preventing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promoting vibrant skin health.
Vitamin E-Tocopheryl Acetate – Anti-inflammatory; antioxidant; emollient. Linoleic acid at 71%. A natural Vitamin E oil obtained by vacuum distillation of vegetable fats. Great for preventing rancidity in cosmetics and it acts as an anti-oxidant in creams, lotions, baby products, cosmetics and more. Has long been associated with accelerated healing. Is used a lot in burn and scar medical therapy units to assist the skin in healing.
White Willow Bark-Salix Alba – Is a chemical found in some plants, particularly in the leaves of Wintergreen and bark of Sweet Birch. Antiseptic. Used in acne soaps and cleansers. It can help dissolve the top layer of corneum cells and thereby improve the look and feel of the skin.
Witch Hazel-Hamamelis Virginiana – Witch Hazel Extract is a wonderful ingredient for use in your cosmetic and medicinal preparations. It is gentle enough to be used alone, or it may be combined with other ingredients or herbs. Commercial Witch Hazel extracts usually contain more alcohol than actual Witch Hazel, and have only been distilled once. Our true Witch Hazel extract has been double distilled, and contains 99.9% Witch Hazel extract and only 0.01% alcohol. This makes it more soothing than the version found in your local store, and lacks the alcohol sting and scent. Witch Hazel extract is produced from the leaves and bark of the North American shrub Witch-hazel, Hamamelis virginiana. Witch Hazel extract is used as an aftershave or a facial astringent, applied to blemishes and pimples, varicose veins, and is used to cleanse oil from the skin, remove make-up, decrease bags under eyes and skin puffiness, and to reduce pore size. It is beneficial for both oily and dry mature skin, and is commonly found in anti-aging products as well as in products for blemished or acne-prone skin.
Xanthan Gum – Despite its rather alien-sounding name, xanthan gum is as natural as any other fermented corn sugar polysaccharide you can name. Another use for xanthan gum is the stabilization and binding of cosmetic products.
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