ACETIC ACID: Occurs naturally in apples, grapes, oranges, skimmed milk, and a variety of other fruits and plants.
ACACIA GUM: Harvested from the stem or trunk of the acacia tree. It's also known as gum arabic. Gum Acacia is highly nutritious and is used in skin preparations to form a soothing film and relieve skin irritation.
ACEROLA BERRY: A natural berry that is a powerful source of natural vitamin C that helps stimulate connective tissue formation and the collagen-elastin network. Found in High-potency vitamin c infusion products like Action C from DermaSoft™ Nature's Dermatology.
AGAR-AGAR GUM: Extracted from red seaweed. It is primarily used as a gelling agent, but is also utilized for its emulsifying and stabilizing properties.
ALGAE: Marine algae extracted form seaweed or blue green algae is used to normalize skinís moisture content and provide suppleness to the epidermis. Organic blue green algae and seaweed are normally used in skin moisturizers.
ALLANTOIN: A natural compound occurring in herbs such as comfrey, wheat, and sugar beets. It has a soothing and softening effect on the skin.
ALMOND GLYCERIDES: An emollient compound of fatty acids derived from almond, combined with glycerin that helps soften, smooth, and soothe rough irregular skin. Helps strengthen the skin's moisture barrier.
ALMOND MEAL: The residue that remains after almond oil has been expressed; it is an excellent meal to use for exfoliation because it is known as moisturizing, gentle and non-irritating.
ALMOND OIL: Obtained from pressing almonds and is high in moisturizing fatty acids. Excellent emollient high in oleic, linoleic and other fatty acids, ideal in the treatment of dry skin. Soothes and moisturizes and penetrates the skin easily.
ALOE VERA GEL: A concentration derived from one of the oldest medicinal plants known. It has remarkable healing properties that can draw and hold oxygen to the skin. It is known to soothe and protect the skin.
ALPHA HYDROXY MULTI-FRUIT COMPLEX: There are many varieties of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) found in plants, vegetables and fruits, but five in particular have been scientifically proven to be the most beneficial and they are glycolic, lactic, citric, malic and tartaric acids. Glycolic acid from sugar has the smallest molecular structure, allowing for the deepest penetration. Next comes lactic from milk, followed by citric from citrus fruit, malic, found abundantly in apples, and tartaric from fruit fermentation, similar to that found in wine sediment. The combination of acids help speed exfoliation, stimulate cellular renewal, improve tone and texture, and increase skin's thickness, while softening, moisturizing and hydrating.
ALPHA-LINOLENIC-ACID: The main organic fatty acids found in in the membranes of the green leaves of plants (the membranes responsible for photosynthesis) and a good source of essential oils Omega-3 and Omega-6. Plant seeds and seed oils are also rich in alpha linolenic acid, notably canola, soybeans, walnuts, linseed, flaxseed, perilla, chia and hemp.
ANGELICA: A revitalizing herb derived from the roots, leaves, and seeds of the plant that has bactericidal and fungicidal properties. It helps reduce the accumulation of toxins and excess water retention, and is extremely calming to the skin.
APPLE: Rich in vitamin B and a high level of " malic" acid. This acid has been scientifically proven to be one of the 5 most beneficial AHAs that help stimulate and speed skin cell renewal. Apple juice is also an astringent, cleansing, and tightening.
APPLE CIDER: When added to a topical skin tonic formulation it acts as an "acid rinse" to adjust the skin's own pH.
ASCORBIC ACID: (Vitamin C). A potent anti-oxidant that plays an essential role in building collagen, the connective tissue that holds us together. Found in citrus fruits. Because of its acidic nature, it also helps improve tone and texture by removing dead skin cells and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
AVOBENZONE: Organic broad spectrum, sun-protectant compound used as an ingredient in sunscreen and other cosmetics because it effectively absorbs the sun's UVB and UVA ultraviolet rays. Avobenzone's ability to absorb ultraviolet light over a wider range of wavelengths than many organic sunscreen agents has led to its use in many skin care and cosmetic. According to doctors and dermatologists, the most effective sunscreens contain avobenzone and titanium dioxide.
BAKING SODA: Also known as sodium bicarbonate. A mineral derived pH adjuster and viscosity stabilizer. An aid in cleansing oily skin.
BEESWAX: Made from flowers by honeybees to create their honeycomb. Used as an emulsifier, thickener, and formula stabilizer that protects the skin and prevents moisture loss. It is all-natural, with a delicate honey-sweet aroma.
BENTONITE: Natural mineral clay from volcanic ash. Used in facial masks for its drawing, detoxifying abilities.
BENZYL ALCOHOL: A clear colorless liquid with antiseptic properties listed in the alcohol family that is used to preserve cosmetics, vaccinations, etc.
BETA-CAROTENE: Precursor of Vitamin A occurring naturally in plants, especially abundant in carrots, papaya and algae. It possesses both healing and cellular renewal properties.
BIOTIN: Biotin posseses skin healing properties and is used in skin preparations to clarify and rejuvenate skin. Biotin is also used in shampoo to help prevent thinning hair.
BROMELAIN: An enzyme derived from pineapple used as a natural exfoliant for the face or body. Digests dead protein (dull surface skin cells).
CAFFEINE: Used as a firming agent to help stimulate and firm skin and cellulite cells.
CALENDULA: An astringent, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, soothing, softening botanical. One of the most useful and versatile herbs used in skin care to cleanse, soften, and soothe the skin. It also aids in the healing of inflammation, bruising, and burns.
CERIMIDE: Organic compounds that help hydrate and repair skin cells. Dramatically improve skin hydration and increases softness especially in dry skin. Restores the lipid balance and helps regenerate skin.
CHAMOMILE/CAMOMILE: Healing herb, extremely soothing, moisturizing, and toning to the skin, especially dry skin conditions. Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antiseptic. Chamomile has the ability to neutralize skin irritants. Excellent for soothing red, irritated skin.
CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE: A mixture of glycerin, caprylic acid, and capric acid. An emollient ester derived from coconut oil with good lubricating and spreading properties. Helps products to glide on the skin.
CARRAGEENAN: A gel-forming polysaccharide found in the "red algae" seaweed known as "Irish moss". It is a very soothing natural emulsifier, high in sulfur and extremely nourishing to the skin.
CARROT: Cleansing, healing, and conditioning, with anti-oxidant and antiseptic properties. A natural source of vitamin A to help promote skin health.
CARROT SEED OIL: An essential oil used in formulations to help quiet dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and rashes. Its high content of vitamins A, B, B2, & C relieves dryness in mature skin.
CITRIC ACID: Found in plants and citrus fruits. This natural acid is a pH adjuster and acts as a natural preservative and anti-oxidant.
CLARY SAGE: Antiseptic, astringent, clarifying, softening, and skin rejuvenation. Good for oily, congested complexions. It also helps preserve moisture and is slightly astringent. It is used to control greasy hair and dandruff, and is also stimulating the scalp, which encourages healthy hair growth.
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE: Surfactant derived from coconut oil. Effective in foaming cleansers, shampoos and body washes where high, creamy foam is desired.
COCONUT OIL: Derived from the coconut fruit it is used as an emollient to smooth and lubricate the skin. Rich in saponins, it is excellent for lotions, cleansers and soap making because it produces a rich, creamy lather.
CO-ENZYME Q10: A natural substance found in every cell of the human body. In our mid twenties its activity decreases. Naturally occurring in the tissue of plants, Co-Enzyme Q10 is a vitamin like anti-oxidant that helps to boosts cellular activity. It helps to fortify the skin's defenses against UV damage, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles, strengthening cell membranes, and providing the skin with new energy. Found in fragrance free skin treatment liquid foundation.
COLLAGEN PEPTIDES: Produce a natural film and moisture barrier on skin to help reduce the loss of natural moisture. To revitalize skin cells, they help stimulate and repair the blood supply network that helps cell regeneration and can also help reduce the appearance of scar tissue.
COLTSFOOT: Coltsfoot extract is a soothing, healing, conditioning herb. It contains silica and cystine which are important amino acids to maintain healthy skin and hair.
COMFREY: One of the most famed healing plants; it contains allantoin, a substance that promotes the growth of connective tissue and is easily absorbed through the skin.
CONEFLOWER: (Echinacea) An anti-inflammatory and antibacterial herb that is very soothing and healing. Nourishes, moisturizes, smoothes and firms the skin.
CORN COB MEAL: From milled corn cob. Exfoliates dead cells by gently polishing the surface of the skin. Because the meal is so finely ground, it will not over-stimulate, or irritate the skin.
CUCUMBER: An anti-inflammatory that helps reduce heat and inflammation. It is cooling, and cleansing, and has an extremely soothing effect on the skin. Also contains amino acids and minerals that help firm and rejuvenate. Found in cucumber facial scrubs, firming eye creams and revitalizing eye gels.
DECYL-POLY GLUCOSE: Vegetable based mild surfactant that gently but thoroughly cleans hair and scalp.
ELDERFLOWER: An astringent, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory herb with emollient properties. It is an excellent ingredient for eye and facial lotions, and is particularly beneficial for dry skin. Also provides lightening and firming action.
ESSENTIAL OILS: The oily liquid obtained from plants through a variety of processes. It usually has the taste and scent of the original plant. Called essential oils, because down through history, the theory is they were essential to life and they were the "essence" of the plant. The use of essential oils as preservatives is ancient. We use many citrus type essential oils in our products because of their natural high vitamin c content. Found in natural moisturizers, hand and body lotions.
EVENING PRIMROSE OIL: Calming, cleansing, and moisturizing herb. A superb emollient and skin nutrient, high in essential fatty acids, especially gamma-linolenic acid. Extremely beneficial for dry skin and scalp.
EYEBRIGHT: An herb with astringent, cleansing, and anti-inflammatory properties.
FATTY ACIDS: Oils found in vegetable and animal fats. Saturated fatty acids are palmitic and stearic. Some unsaturated fatty acids are oleic, linoleic, and linolenic acids (excellent emollients for the skin). Fatty acids are necessary for regulating healthy skin and pre-mature aging.
FRUIT JUICES: Blend of juice derived from all different types of fruits. Depending on the product they can be from lemons, oranges, apples, berries, etc. These fruits contain natural (AHA) alphahydroxy acids and vitamin c that have been scientifically proven to help stimulate and speed skin cell renewal.
GINKGO BILOBA: An herb that helps increase blood flow and oxygenation to energize the skin. Has anti-oxidant properties making it an excellent anti-aging ingredient.
GLUCOSE: Derived from sugar, has soothing and moisture-binding properties.
GLYCOSAMINO GLYCANS: Found in all plants. Sodium hyaluronate and other glycosamino glucans are vital moisturizers and lubricants present in the interstitial spaces between epidermal cells. The absence of these lubricating moisturizers can accelerate the deterioration of the skin's collagen, resulting in the loss of elasticity, flexibility and tonicity. They are conditioning, moisturizing, and promote suppleness and firmness.
GOTU KOLA: Very soothing and healing herb that reduces inflammation and redness of skin irritations, blemishes and burns.
GRAPE SEED: Contains the powerful anti-oxidant proanthocyanidin, which supports the actions of vitamin E and beta-carotene, and increases the action of Vitamin C. Speeds wound healing, regenerates damaged blood vessels, and helps clear potentially pathogenic bacteria from wounds. Grape Seed is used in many anti-aging skin care preparations. Also enhances the formation of epidermal tissue, and has anti-inflammatory properties.
GRAPE SEED OIL: Ultra fine oil pressed from grape seeds with especially non-allergenic properties. Moisturizing and nourishing due to its high linoleic acid content it is used in many antiaging skin preparations. May be an effective free-radical fighter.
GRAPEFRUIT SEED: Grapefruit seed is extracted from grapefruit seeds and is thought to be a natural preservative, bactericide, and stabilizer.
GRAPES: Powerful free radical scavenger/anti-oxidant rich in sugars, minerals, and flavonoids. May promote cellular health rejuvenation.
GREEN TEA: Potent anti-oxidant that offers 20 times the free radical scavenging effects of Vitamin E. It increases the effect of sunscreens and studies have found that it may help prevent skin cancer from UV rays as well. Green tea also helps reduce irritation caused by glycolic acid, and also has anti-cellulite properties. Many of our skin care formulas contain this potent ingredient.
GUAR GUM: A natural resin from the seeds of an Asian tree. Thickener, plasticizer and emulsifier.
HAMAMELIS WATER: (Witch Hazel) An astringent herb that possesses the ability to soothe and purify the skin. It is derived from of the leaves and bark of the Hamamelis Virginnia plant and helps heal blemishes, reduce oiliness, and soothe bruises and sprains.
HAZELNUT: A rich source of antioxidants. Hazelnut oil contains essential fatty acids including linoleic acid that helps to moisturize, tone and tighten skin while strengthening underlying capillaries and promoting skin rejuvenation.
HONEY: A natural skin softener and moisturizer used in formulation as an emollient, and humectant. Honey is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, suggesting that it contains anti-microbial ingredients. It offers high levels of hydrogen peroxide. Peroxide stimulates white blood cells that initiate the body's immune response to infection. Honey contains other significant amounts of vitamins, including vitamin c and trace amounts of iron, copper, manganese, calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus and magnesium, all possibly adding to honey's wound healing effect.
HONEYSUCKLE: Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, astringent, and an excellent cleanser and purifier. Also helps soften and smooth the skin.
HORSE TAIL: A natural astringent, it is very high in silica, which helps to soften, heal and smooth the skin. It helps strengthen vein and capillary walls and is rich in a variety of minerals.
HYALURONIC ACID: Collagen and elastin supporter, moisture infusion facilitator. An organic protein naturally occurring in the skin that appears to bind water in the interstitial spaces between skin cells while it forms a gel-like substance to hold these cells together. Used in Age-defying eye creams, organic cleansers, moisturizing lotions, Restylane ® and Juvederm ®.
IRON OXIDE: A naturally occurring compound of iron and oxygen. Used as a natural colorant.
JOJOBA OIL/ JOJOBA WAX: The "wax" is a semi-solid fraction of jojoba oil in the form of tiny, smooth "beads". Used in facial and body scrubs for their gentle polishing action, they slowly melt on the skin, releasing their moisturizing properties. The oil is expressed from the vanilla shaped beans found on shrubs in the arid deserts of southwest America. A plant oil most similar to skin's own sebum; it can effectively penetrate the skin because of its small molecular size.
KAOLIN: Very fine white clay with drawing and tightening properties that gently absorbs surface oil secreted by the skin. It can help stimulate circulation deep into the capillaries.
KELP: See Marine Mineral Complex.
KINETIN: Kinetin is a naturally-occurring organic compound found in plants that is an anti-oxidant protecting skin against environmental damage, free radicals produced by sun exposure, smoking and pollution. Kinetin helps slow down the signs of aging and ameliorates the effects of sun damage and wrinkles caused by photoaging. Found in K-Nexyl Antiaging Creme.
KOJIC ACID: Derived from sugar mold. It is a tyrosinase inhibitor that helps slow the production of melanin. It lightens discoloration, inhibits UV caused irritation, and promotes healing.
KUKUI NUT OIL: From the Hawaiian kukui nut, it is very emollient, very moisturizing. High in Vitamins A, E & F, it revitalizes, assists in rejuvenating and softening the skin.
LACTIC ACID: One of the five most beneficial AHAs, it is naturally occurring in milk fermentation. A mild exfoliant that helps reduce wrinkles and improve the skin's texture. Very softening and moisturizing.
LACTOSE PEROXIDASE: Lactose Peroxidase is a natural enzyme extracted from milk whey and works along side other ingredients to prevent spoilage and bacteria growth.
LAVENDER: An herbal plant extract. Lavender oil comes from the flowers and is used as an antiseptic, a skin soothing anti-inflammatory, acne healing and for aromatherapy. Lavender oil is commonly blended with rosewater, or witch hazel for the treatment of skin.
LECITHIN: Present in all living cells, it is a waxy oil derived from soybeans and eggs that has great water binding abilities, and acts as an anti-oxidant, and emulsifier.
LICORICE ROOT: Rebalances dermal cells, dep cleanses and helps reduce the formation of melanin, (pigment that gives skin color). Offers significant healing effects, plus firming, soothing, emollient and anti-bacterial benefits. Used in many eye treatments, creams, gels and serums to help lighten dark circles under and around eyes.
LIPOSOMES: Hollow spherical phospholipids are used to encapsulate both water and oil soluble ingredients. Liposomes enter deep within the skin structure, slowly releasing their properties. They allow cosmetic ingredients that normally would not be absorbed to penetrate the skin.
LOCUST BEAN GUM: The locust bean has been known for its thickening properties since ancient times. It is produced by milling the seeds of the carob tree, and also has moisturizing, regenerating and smoothing properties.
MACADAMIA NUT OIL: A very beneficial oil for dry, mature skins. It has a high palmitoleic oil content, which decreases in the skin as we age. This emollient oil penetrates easily and helps products glide on the skin.
MARINE MINERAL COMPLEX: A unique combination of numerous varieties of Seaweed, Algae, Spirulina, and Kelp, which contain the same vital nutrients, trace elements, minerals, and amino acids present in human blood plasma. Because of this, they can penetrate the skin more readily than most other ingredients. Minerals from algae are rich in amino acids, sea protein, anti-oxidants, and vitamins. They can hydrate and soften the skin. Did you know that there are more than 20,000 different known species of algae? Certain forms of kelp are rich in iodine and co-enzymes which make them valuable as a skin supplement for helping to normalize cellular functions.
MARSH MALLOW: A soothing and healing herb that benefits chapped, dry, and irritated skin. It may also beneficial in the treatment of wounds, burns, skin inflammation, insect bites, and bruises.
MATRIXYL ® : Matrixyl known as [Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3] is an antiaging, antiwrinkle formulation clinically shown to significantly decrease the visible appearance of lines and wrinkles. Matrixyl consists of naturally-derived amino acids which significantly stimulates collagen production.
MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL: Meadowfoam seed oil is derived from the seeds of Alba plants grown in Oregon. The seeds are harvested within their first year of growth and at that immature age they have 97% fatty acid content and a very small molecular structure. This structure makes this oil one of the most penetrating oils available in the skin care industry and it is one of the most stable lipids known.
MEADOWSWEET: An anti-oxidant that helps heal inflammatory skin conditions. Contains a high percentage of natural salicylic acid to help smooth, re-texurize and reduce inflammation in congested tissue. It also has toning and healing properties due to its astringent action.
MINT: An aromatic herb used to stimulate and refresh the skin. Also helps reduce oily shine, minimize, tighten and refine facial pores. The most common mints are spearmint and peppermint and menthol is made from mint essential oil which is used in many cosmetics and skin care preparations.
MUD: Organic muds are used for detoxifying, purifying, deep cleansing, revitalizing and rejuvenating the skin. Peloid mud consist of humus and organic minerals formed over many years in the earth. The most popular are peat mud, lake mud, sea mud, volcanic and plant based mud substances. Applied as face masques and spa treatments, body wraps or scrubs, most mud masques are applied once a week to helps revitalize and tighten the skin. Regular application of peloid mud masques can help reduce wrinkles and prevent new wrinkles from appearing.
MULTI-FRUIT ACID COMPLEX: There are many varieties of multi-fruit acids found in plants, vegetables, and fruits but five in particular have been scientifically proven to be the most beneficial. These five include glycolic, lactic, citric, malic, and tartaric acids. Glycolic acid, from the heart of the raw cane sugar plant has the smallest molecular structure, allowing for the deepest penetration. Next comes lactic from milk, followed by citric from citrus fruit, malic, found abundantly in apples, and tartaric from fruit fermentation, similar to that found in wine sediment. The combination of acids help speed exfoliation and stimulate cellular renewal, increasing skin's thickness. By speeding up the skin's natural exfoliation process, tone and texture is improved, while pores remain clear. This acid complex also helps boost the production of new collagen in the skin where the dermis and epidermis meet, which improves skin firmness and elasticity.
MUSHROOM EXTRACT: An organic astringent that firms skin and normalizes sebum production.
NIACIN: (Nicotinic Acid / Vitamin B3 / Nicotinamide / Niacinamide) A water-soluble essential vitamin whose derivatives play essential roles in energy metabolism in the living cell and DNA repair.
OAT PROTEIN: An amino acid with soothing properties. Stimulating, cleansing.
OAT BETA GLUCANS: Consists of oat extracts and oat proteins. Together these extracts and proteins form an invisible layer over the skin to help retain moisture while promoting the repair of skin cells. This blend contains high levels of naturally occurring anti-oxidants to help protect against cellular damage, reduce damage from UVA/UVB rays. They are also known for increasing cellular renewal, increase in collagen production, which results in reduced wrinkles. Oats are soothing to the skin.
OLIVE OIL: Rich natural oil that conditions and moisturizes skin while helping to protect skin from irritation. Used in natural skin cleansers and moisturizers.
OXYBENZONE: Oxybenzone is an organic compound used in wide spectrum sunscreens. It forms colorless crystals that are readily soluble in most organic solvents. It is used as an ingredient in sunscreen and other cosmetics because it absorbs both UVB and UVA ultraviolet sun rays.
PANTHENOL: In the skin it aids moisture retention (ability to both hold and attract water) and increases elasticity. It helps heal skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and diaper rash and soothes burns. In hair care it increases the water content of the hair shaft, which leads to increased elasticity. It is an excellent scalp nutrient and hydrator, which creates more manageability, better shine, less static electricity, and improved softness.
PAPAYA (GREEN)/PAPAIN: This fruit is used in our formulations when it contains the highest content of "papain". As the fruit matures this powerful enzyme decreases. To protect this "active" enzyme a low heat extraction must be maintained. It is an excellent exfoliator, free-radical fighter and cellular renewal ingredient with the ability to digest protein (exfoliates), selecting only dead cells without harming the living ones.
PEANUT OIL: Used as a skin softener, emulsifier, and emollient. Has a higher Vitamin A and Vitamin E content than other nut oils. Used for smoothing and lubricating skin.
PECTIN: An organic enzyme extracted from citrus fruits and apples. Emulsifier, thickener, and gelling agent that is very soothing to the skin.
PHENOXYETHANOL: Preservative used to protect against gram positive bacteria and considered to be in the alcohol family. According to our supplier it does not release formaldehyde. Phenoxyethanol must be used in conjunction with other preservatives to be effective.
POLYSORBATE 20: Derived from sorbitol. Used as a stabilizer and dispersing agent for essential oils. It has a soothing effect on the skin.
POTASSIUM SORBATE: Preservative used in conjunction with phenoxyethanol to protect against gram negative and gram positive bacteria.
POWDERED MILK: Like liquid milk it contains "natural" lactic acid. Lactic acid is one of the five most beneficial AHAs. A mild exfoliant that helps reduce wrinkles and improve the skin's texture. Very softening and moisturizing.
PUMPKIN: Enzymes in the whole "pumpkin", including the seeds, exfoliate dead skin cells while promoting skin repair. It cleanses, conditions, and moisturizes while helping to firm the skin. Pumpkin is an excellent source of anti-oxidants, vitamins and essential elements the skin needs.
PUMKIN SEED OIL: Soothing, moisturizing, and healing, high in sterols and vitamin E.
RASPBERRY: Rich in minerals, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), flavonoids, tannins, and ellagic acid. A super anti-oxidant that is soothing, astringent and exfoliating.
RETINOL / Retin A: Vitamin A and its derivatives are used as antiaging antioxidants. Vitamin A plays an essential role in cell reproduction and the health of skin. Vitamin A is absorbed through the skin and increases the rate of skin turnover providing an increase in collagen giving a more youthful appearance.
RETINYL PALMITATE: Form of Vitamin A that combines retinol (pure Vitamin A) and palmitic acid. A primary anti-oxidant, free radical scavenger and cell renewal ingredient. Acts as a skin normalizer with the ability to either moisturize dry skin, or reduce excess oil in oily skin.
ROSE BUD: Soothing, balancing and cooling to inflamed skin. Helpful with oily complexions and is also beneficial for all skin types.
ROSE WATER: Rose water is one of the most ancient and revered beauty treatments used today. It "enlivens" dry, mature and wrinkled complexions, and also to soothes sensitive skin at any age.
ROSEHIPS: The fruit of the rose bush, high in Vitamin C, soothing, moisturizing, and hydrating to the skin. May help protect against capillary damage and firm the tissues.
ROSEMARY: An herb with anti-oxidant, cleansing, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, moisturizing, softening, rejuvenating properties for the skin. Also very stimulating and invigorating for the scalp.
ROYAL JELLY: Royal jelly contains vitamins A, B-complex, C, D and E. Its vitamin B-complex includes B1, B2, B6, B12, biotin, folic acid, inosito and pantothenic acid. Royal Jelly is known for its ability to enhance skin texture and smoothness, and for its anti-aging propertie. Royal jelly is added to face masques and scrubs, creams and lotions to rejuvenate and soften skin, promote cell regeneration, and to inimize fine lines and wrinkles.
SAGE: A potent anti-oxidant with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It refreshes, balances and tones, and has a mild cleansing action makes it ideal for sensitive skin.
SALICYLIC ACID: Occurs naturally in wintergreen leaves, sweet birch and other plants. Topically it is an anesthetic, a sunscreen and a fungicide with a mild peeling effect.
SEA BUCKTHORN: Grows on the sand dunes by the sea and produces a yellow berry. The liquid wax from the berry is very compatible with the lipid structure of the skin and provides a strong water retentive and skin moisturizing quality.
SEA MINERAL COMPLEX: See Marine Mineral Complex.
SESAME OIL: A light, emollient oil obtained from sesame seeds. Also known as gingilli oil, it has been used since earliest antiquity as a soothing, gentle emollient. It is an excellent substitute for olive oil and offers exceptional staying power in massage preparations. Used in moisturizing lotions, cleansers, masques, hand and body lotions.
SHEA BUTTER: From the nut of the karate nut tree; a cellular renewal ingredient that has excellent nourishing and moisturizing benefits for the skin. It is a natural "sun block" used in many natural lotions. Shea butter is also an excellent wrinkle reducing ingredient used in cleanser, moisturizers, hand and body butters.
SOAP BARK: A natural surfactant used for its cleansing properties. It has excellent foaming and cleansing abilities, containing 9-10% saponins. Derived from dried inner bark of the South American tree quillaja saponaria. Healing properties, emulsifier.
SOAP WORT: An herb with cleansing and healing properties and when the leaves are rubbed together they will actually create lather.
SODIUM HYALURONATE: Collagen and elastin supporter. A protein occurring in the skin that appears to bind water in the interstitial spaces between skin cells while it forms a gel-like substance to hold these cells together.
SODIUM PCA: The sodium salt of pyroglutamic acid. A high performance humectant (water binder) found naturally in all living cells. It is commonly referred to as the "natural moisturizing factor". Derived from amino acids, it is a non-comedogenic and non-allergenic raw material recommended for dry, delicate, and sensitive skins. Used in creams, cleansers and lotions it adds to the skinís own moisture retaining properties.
SORBITOL: Derived from apples, cherries, berries, plums, pears, algae, and seaweed. Feels velvet smooth when applied on the skin. Used as a humectant, emulsifier and thickener in formulations.
SOY PROTEIN: Amino acid and lipid rich to help aid skin rejuvenation. Helps increase elasticity and soften lines and wrinkles.
SOYBEAN OIL: Rich in fatty acids and vitamins A & E; readily absorbs into the skin.
SQUALANE: Nutrient rich oil derived from olives. It is a natural bactericide, moisturizer and healer. An organic vegetable extract, Squalane is a powerful skin moisturizer and research shows that Squalane provides a barrier preventing transdermal water loss. It is used in skin care and cosmetics preparations and is ideal for lotions, balms and creams used on dry, chapped, aging or itchy skin to restore moisture, lubrication and suppleness. Squalane also has antioxidant and sun protectant properties and is used in many antiaging skin care and cosmetic preparations to soften skin, reduce facial lines and wrinkles.
ST. JOHN'S WORT: An astringent herb with anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and firming properties.
STEARIC ACID: (Vegetable) A white, waxy fatty acid used as an emulsifying agent.
STEARYL ALCOHOL: An emulsifier and thickener found in a variety of vegetable fats. Also acts as an emulsion stabilizer, emollient, anti-foam agent and lubricant.
SUGAR (Organic): Rich in "natural" glycolic acids, it has cellular renewal properties. Raw sugar cane is particularly rich in mucilage, thus bringing its softening and moisturizing activity at the skin level.
SAFFLOWER OIL: Obtained from the safflower plant. Rich in vitamin E and linoleic acid, it aids in skin healing and has a high linoleic acid and fatty acid content which allows for better absorption of skin preparations and treatments into the lipid layer of the skin. Linoleic acid is found in the lipids of cell membranes.
SUNFLOWER OIL: Obtained from the seeds of the sunflower. Rich in vitamin E, it aids healing, and has a high linoleic acid and fatty acid content, which allows for better absorption into the lipid layer of the skin.
TAPIOCA POWDER: Skin soother and natural thickener.
TEA TREE OIL: From the leaves of the Australian tea tree this organic antibacterial oil is used to treat acne, insect bites, fungus and other skin and scalp disorders.
THYME: Has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory with astringent properties that help firm collagen in the skin.
TITANIUM DIOXIDE: A natural white powder mineral in powdered form used in cosmetics and skin care preparations with the distinction of being a class one, "Full Spectrum" sunscreen. In cosmetic use it has the greatest concealing power of all white pigments. Also known as titanium oxide, it effectively deflects the sun's harmful rays and is available in a large variety of course to fine grades.
TOCOPHEROL: Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant and cellular renewal ingredient that when combined with vitamins A and C acts as a preservative in the oil phase of cosmetic formulations.
VANILLA: The essential oils of vanilla beans and vanillin are used in cosmetics preparations, body lotions, scrubs and skin care products as well as in aromatherapy.
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN: A humectant (water-attracting/binding ingredient), emulsifier, and emollient naturally produced from a combination of vegetable fat and water.
VITAMIN A: A powerful free-radical scavenger used as an anti-aging and healing ingredient. Topically applied vitamin A is one of only three vitamins able to be absorbed by the skin. The other two are vitamins D & E.
VITAMIN C: Found in Ascorbic Acid and Acerola Fruit(High Potency Vitamin C). An essential anti-oxidant that plays a role in building collagen, the connective tissue that holds skin together. Found in citrus fruits. Because of its acidic nature, it also helps improve tone and texture by removing dead skin cells and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
VITAMIN D: Necessary for the re-production of new skin cells, and when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet light, it is the only vitamin that the body is able to manufacture.
VITAMIN E /TOCOPHEROL: An anti-oxidant and cellular renewal ingredient that when combined with vitamins A and C acts as a preservative in the oil phase of cosmetic formulations.
WITCH HAZEL: An effective natural astringent that purifies and protects skin.
WHEAT GERM OIL: A natural source of vitamins A, D & E, and squalane. This oil is emollient and can act as a natural preservative and anti-oxidant.
WILLOW BARK: Rich in phenolic compounds and salicin (glycodise of salicyl alcohol). Its constituents are salicylic glycosides and tannins, which contribute to its analgesic properties. A natural form of salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid widely used as an exfoliant and to keep pores clean of debris.
WHITE TEA: A natural herbal antioxidant that soothes skin and smoothes complexion while helping visibly firming and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.
XANTHAN GUM: A natural carbohydrate gum used as a thickener and emulsion stabilizer.
YARROW: Moisturizing, softening, and soothing with mild astringency. Also has antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties. Constituents include flavonoids, amino acids, sugars and phytosterols.
YUCCA: Rich in saponins this is a naturally foaming herb and is used as a traditional soap plant in the American southwest. It is very cleansing, and soothing.
ZINC OXIDE: A natural, mineral derived "skin protecting" sunscreen agent; antiseptic, astringent, and soothing. Offers broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
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