Sweet almonds are known to have a demulcent effect, used topically on skin.
Stimulates healthy cell growth, repairs damage tissue and hydrates dry skin. A natural barrier that can be used to shield skin from dangerous toxins, destroying bacteria on open wounds.
APRICOT KERNEL OIL
Sweet almonds are known to have a demulcent effect, used topically on skin care.
Commonly used as a nutritive for infants and the convalesce; the root starch is topically used for its soothing nature. It is considered a natural substitute for talc. Cosmetically, Arrowroot is used to help moisturizers penetrate the skin.
A rich source of Vitamin A & D. Known to treat skin disorders such as Eczema and Psoriasis.
BEESWAX (COSMETIC GRADE)
A natural wax produced in the beehive of honeybees. Used as an emulsifier in many cosmetic products.
BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL
Comes from the rind of a pear shaped citrus fruit. The smell evokes a feeling of freshness. Its scent soothes nerves, reduces tension, anxiety, and stress. It has been used in treatment for Psoriasis and Eczema prone skin and has a history of being used for oily and troubled skin.
CALENDULA OIL AND CALENDULA EXTRACT
Topical application of Calendula has been shown to reduce the appearance of redness and swelling.
Obtained from the wood of the camphor laurel tree. This cooling agent is known for its antibacterial properties and for its ability to soothe eczema and acne prone skin.
Sugar contains glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid crucial for maintaining healthy skin. (A natural exfoliator that does not clog pores.)
CARROT SEED OIL
Steam distilled from the wild carrot seed. The oil’s high carotol content gives it its skin-rejuvenative properties. Known to balance both dry and oily complexions.
A mixture of fatty alcohol, primarily cetyl and stearyl alcohol, found in plants. This ingredient is used as a stabilizer to thicken an emulsion and keep it from separating. It is also used as a foaming agent.
Derived from naturally occurring fatty acids in coconut oil. Acts as a gentle humectant, an emollient, and emulsifierNot to be confused with drying ether alcohols.
CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL
The most common essential oil used in aromatherapy. Known for its calming qualities, it is often used to calm the mind and reduce anxiety.
An ionic surfactant, very mild and skin-friendly, derived from coconut oil and fruit sugar.
Lathers easily, acts as a fine skin cleanser and has a long shelf life.
Starch of the corn grain obstained from the endosperm of the corn kernel. This fine powdery substance is used to absorb moisture. A natural substitute for talc.
A plant derived surfactant. Produced by the reaction of glucose from corn starch with the fatty alcohol decanol which is derived from coconut.
DISODIUM COCO-GLUCOSIDE CITRATE
Modified amino acid, functions as an extremely mild, gently sudsing, surfactant (sugar derived). This ingredient is compatible with all skin types and gentle enough to be used in baby products.
A plant derived preservative used as an alternative to parabens. Derived from glycerin and can also be used as a deodorizer and skin conditioner.
Native to Australia, this strong camphor and pine-like essential oil feels cool on skin yet warms and soothes muscles.
Acts like a micro-molecule sponge, removing impurities, dust, oil, dead skin, and contaminants with its ability to absorb. Pulling toxic substances from skin invigorates the complexion and tightens pores.
Derived from vegetable oils, a humectant, that attracts moisture to the skin and helps maintain the skin’s water balance.
Derived from glycerin and oils such as olives and peanuts, which has high oleic acid content. A natural emollient and emulsifier.
An emulsifier made by reacting glycerin with stearic acid; a fatty acid found in vegetable fats and oils.
Naturally occurring acids derived from sugar cane, also known as, Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s). Used in products as a pH adjuster, astringent, and exfoliant.
GRAPE SEED OIL
A vegetable oil pressed from the seeds of grapes. Commonly used for hair products, hand creams, and massage oils.
GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL
Fresh citrus aroma, that is considered uplifting. It is also believed to be useful for cleansing oily skin and helping with blemishes due to its astringent nature.
Honey contains natural antioxidants and antimicrobial properties that help protect the skin from the sun ray’s damage. It helps revitalize depleted skin as well as absorbs impurities from the pores in the skin, providing a deep cleanse.
Our bodies naturally producehyaluronic acid when we are younger but gradually stop producing it as we age. This natural reduction makes it easier for sun damage to occur, as well as dryness and loss of collagen and elastin. The skin responds best when introduced from the inside out – from the dermis to the epidermis. HA can be bio-technically replicated as a natural polysaccharide (a sugar molecule). It is the ultimate humectant allowing the skin to stay soft.
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
It is a pure protein extracted from natural wheat gluten. Used primarily in hair care products, it repairs damaged hair and improves body.
An extract from the seed of the Jojoba shrub. Although oil like in consistency, it is actually a wax ester most similar to human sebum. A stable non-comedogenic botanical.
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Known for its aroma-therapeutic properties that aid in insomnia, nervousness and circulation, it also has balancing properties that can boost stamina and energy. Topical uses include skin care for dry and acne prone skin, bug repellant, and anti inflammation.
Used as an emulsifier to prevent water and oil separation. This compound can be found in the cell membrane of every living cell of the human body.
LEMON BALM EXTRACT
Used in aromatherapy for depression, melancholy, and nervous tension. Externally in salves, it has been effective in relieving symptoms of sores and painful swellings. Lemon balm leaves contain plant chemicals called terpenes, which relaxes the body and has strong antiviral effects. Contains Eugenol, that kills bacteria making it an excellent skin cleanser.
LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL
Externally used as a mild astringent.
LITSEA ESSENTIAL OIL
Used in aromatherapy to help treat many skin-related conditions. Litsea has been used in the treatment of stressed skin.
A carotene antioxidant found in tomatoes that is used in skin care products to protect and reduce skin damage while improving skin texture and strengthening new skin growth.
MALUS DOMESTICA FRUIT CELL CULTURE
Stem cells extracted from a rare Swiss apple; when incorporated into skin products, studies demonstrate its ability to repair and delay aging. It is also shown to have anti wrinkle effects.
A natural emollient with healing and regenerative properties. A good source of essential fatty acids that reportedly helps wound healing and helps protect against the suns harmful rays.
Considered a mild antiseptic and antifungal. This oil works well for clearing up scalp conditions and dandruff and is also used to promote skin regeneration.
Containing natural silicon and other minerals that soothe the skin, oatmeal works to relieve itching and irritation. It also is known to help the skin repair after sun exposure or other stresses.
ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL
A delicate essential oil difficult to distill, it is useful in skin care to rejuvenate mature skin. With its sweet smell, it is an easy way to calm nerves.
Derived from the kernel (seed) of the oil palm. Palm oil is naturally reddish in color because of its high beta-carotene content. Often applied to wounds for its beneficial effects. Note: considered a good ingredient when produced in a sustainable way, not tied to deforestation.
PATCHOULIS ESSENTIAL OIL
With its heavy note, it is considered an aphrodisiac that triggers a response in the section of the brain that controls moods and emotions. A less known fact is that a chemical element of this oil is similar to that found in chamomile and presents the same anti-inflammatory properties.
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
The content and acids in the leaves of this plant give this oil the reputation of being the healer oil, promoting a wide range of medicinal benefits. Peppermint oil contains numerous minerals and nutrients including manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium, and copper. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C. It can be found in lip balms to calm chapped lips, cough syrup to quiet a cough, and topical medicines to relieve muscle aches.
PINK GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL
Known for its citrus aroma in scenting crèmes and lotions. Used topically to tone skin and for its antiseptic, disinfectant and detoxification properties.
Water from any source that has been physically processed to remove impurities. Distilled and deionized water are the most common forms of purified water.
ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL AND EXTRACT
Extracted from the leaves of the Rosemary bush, regular massage with this oil helps in toning your skin and removing dryness.
When naturally derived, not synthetic, it is extracted from the bark of a white willow tree This beta hydroxy acid acts as an exfoliant that helps clear skin.
SANDALWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL
A volatile oil obtained from the heartwood of the sandalwood tree which has to be over 30 years old before it is ready to produce the essential oil. Its seductive smell is known to induce a relaxing feeling of peace for massages but it also has antiseptic properties that are useful for its healing attributes.
The salts are naturally taken from evaporating seawater. The minerals are used for detoxification and to deliver softer, more supple skin while helping users relax and unwind.
High in mineral content including zinc, iron, and potassium, the extract helps improve circulation. Its ability to add moisture gives finished products a way to retain their moisture.
This fat comes from the fruit of the Shea tree and is part of the nut family. Known for it’s high Vitamin E content which has beneficial properties and it’s high moisturizing properties; relieves dryness from eczema and psoriasis prone skin.
A potent antioxidant, used in personal care and cosmetics as an emollient and surfactant.
Protects your skin from ultraviolet rays and moisturizes to prevent dryness and chapping which results in a finer, more textured skin. Squalane oil is also an excellent carrier of additional nutrients because it penetrates the dermis layer much more deeply than other topical creams.
A naturally occurring fatty acid in many fats and oils such as cocoa and shea butters. Stearic acid is used to produce a pearly effect in shampoos.
Berries are rich in minerals and antioxidants that help the body eliminate toxins and add a multitude of vitamins.
It is emollient oil high in the essential Vitamin E and low in saturated fat. Sunflower oil spreads easily over the skin and is commonly used in massage oil blends, most cosmetic products, including soaps, lotions, and skincare as an active principle or as a carrier oil.
TANGERINE ESSENTIAL OIL
A sweet, fresh and citrusy top-note essential oil thought to promote happiness, and help with nervousness and anxiety. Used traditionally to help stretch marks and have a positive effect on cellulite.
TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
Easily penetrates skin and is known to accelerate the healing of skin disorders. Considered antimicrobial and possibly anti-viral.
VANILLA ESSENTIAL OIL
A common flavoring agent in foods, the extraction of the pure oil from the plant is a laborious process that makes it an expensive oil. Besides its pleasing smell, Vanilla has a history of being an antioxidant with uplifting properties.
VETIVER ESSENTIAL OIL
The oil is distilled from the roots of this grass. Many uses in skin care especially for oily skin and acne. Vetivert is an immunostimulant and is considered deeply relaxing and grounding
EWG hazard level = 2
Commonly used as an antioxidant in skin care products, Vitamin E protects skin from UV rays, pollution, and cell damaging free radicals.
Derived from a shrub that blooms in the late fall through early winter, it can last for 100 years. Known for a multitude of uses, topically works as an astringent, soothes sunburns, relieves muscles, and acts as an insect repellent.
Three different fermented corn sugars create this emulsifier.
YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL
In aromatherapy, Ylang Ylang evokes feelings of deep, relaxed calm that can melt away anxiety, tension, and stress.
A mineral salt used as an astringent; aids in cleansing impurities from the skin.