Ingredient Glossary

Acai

Acai is the perfect addition to skin care formulas made for anti-aging benefits. It’s a potent provider of antioxidants, meaning that one berry carries a big punch. Using it every day will likely protect your skin from environmental stressors, keeping your skin looking healthy and glowing. This vitamin helps rejuvenate the look skin. Not only is it a strong antioxidant, but it has properties that can help firm and tighten your look. Of course, it retains moisture as well!

 

Aloe

The plant contains over 200 biologically active, naturally-occurring constituents which benefit us both internally as well as externally.  Since the skin needs nutrition of its own, aloe vera when formulated into a skin care product or used on its own, can treat, exfoliate, restore, reveal and provide constant, impressive nutrition to our largest organ, the human skin.  Aloe speeds up skin cell reproduction by as much as eight times and penetrates the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) four times faster than water.

 

Andiroba

Andiroba oil is an anti-inflammatory oil rich in omega-3 fatty acids that promote skin healing from cuts and may slow the growth of skin cells in psoriasis and age spots. It promotes normal circulation to the skin and relieves pain and swelling.

Aloe Vera – plant of immortality

Aloe Vera is considered to be a miracle skin plant. Aids in skin glow, soothes acne, improves firmness and lightens the skin tone, fades scars, balances the oils in the skin, can reduce the symptoms of psoriasis, acne and eczema.

 

Apricot Oil

Beautifully light oil, Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in gamma linoleic acid, or GLA, which comes from essential fatty acid omega-6. The GLA content in Apricot Kernel Oil helps skin to maintain its moisture balance. Apricot Kernel Oil contains vitamin A and E, which soothe the skin and slow signs of aging; good for dehydrated, delicate mature or damaged skin.

 

Argan Oil

Often called liquid gold, Argan Oil,  offers amazing skin protection benefits. These benefits include tissue healing (scars), anti-inflammatory, sun-protective, and disinfectant properties. The oil contains 80% unsaturated fatty acids and is more resistant to oxidation than olive oil.

 

Arnica

Beneficial for pain and swelling associated with bruises, aches and sprains. It is also applied to the skin for insect bites, arthritis, muscle and cartilage pain, chapped lips and acne.

 

Avocado Oil & Butters

Good for wound healing, rich in nutrients, proteins, minerals. Excellent for dry damaged or chapped skin.

 

Borage Oil

This oil offers some of the best sources of gamma linolenic acid, anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Blue Tansy Oil

Not only does Blue Tansy Oil work wonders on burned, irritated, inflamed or damaged skin, Blue Tansy Oil is rich with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It is said to have wonderful cell regenerative properties and has the ability to soothe the redness in skin.

 

Burdock Extract

Burdock is recommended for a variety of skin conditions such as acne, rashes, pigmentation and skin discoloration.. Burdock may help to alleviate skin conditions associated with such issues. It is an amazing remedy for dermatitis and psoriasis too.

 

Camelia Oil

The molecular weight of the oil is an almost identical match for skin, allowing it to absorb quickly and thoroughly.  More naturally occurring antioxidants than any botanical oil; prized by geisha for its penetrating, deep , non- clogging benefits. aging, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. It smooths rough and flaky skin, soothes and calms easily irritated skin, and blocks out ultra violet rays.

 

Carrot Seed

Carrot Seed Oil is a true powerhouse in the anti-aging category! Carrot Seed Oil is rich in Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. Vitamins A, C, and E, all are anti-oxidants that reduce free radicals (from sun damage and environmental toxins) associated with premature aging. Vitamin C also plays a role in stabilizing collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Chia Seed  

Omega-3’s powerhouse, Chia Seed oil offers one of the highest Omega-3’s concentrations.  Moisturizes, hydrates, retains moisture, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging.

 

Comfrey Oil

Aid in skin disorders, pain relief, eczema; comfrey is commonly used for helping heal wounds, preventing scars, and treating existing ones, along with decreasing dryness and flaking of skin.

 

COQ 10

CoQ10 has at least two important roles in the body. First, it is one of the essential cogs in the biochemical machinery that produces biological energy (ATP) inside the cells. Second, CoQ10 is an antioxidant. It helps neutralize harmful free radicals, which are one of the causes of aging. Under perfect conditions, the body can produce as much CoQ10 as it needs. However, various factors, such as aging, stress and some medications, can lower the levels of CoQ10 in the body. As a result, the ability of cells to withstand stress and regenerate declines. Unfortunately, the levels of CoQ10 in the body almost inevitably decline with age. In fact, CoQ10 is regarded as one of the most accurate biomarkers of aging since its decline correlates so well with the aging process. In most people over thirty, levels of CoQ10 in the skin are below optimum, resulting in lesser ability to produce collagen, elastin, and other important skin molecules. CoQ10-depleted skin may be more prone to the damage by free radicals, which are particularly abundant in the skin since it is exposed to the elements. Thus, CoQ10 may boost skin repair and regeneration and reduce free radical damage. CoQ10 is a small molecule that can relatively easily penetrate into skin cells.

 

Dead Sea Salts

Dead Sea Salt contains 21 minerals including magnesium, calciu, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc, and potassium. Magnesium is important for both combating stress and fluid retention; slowing skin aging, calming nerves. Calcium is effective in preventing water retention, increase circulation and strengthen bones. Potassium energizes the body, helps to balance skin moisture and is a crucial mineral.  Bromides act to ease muscle stiffness and relax bones.

 

Epsom Salts

Relieves muscle tension, pain, inflammation, tension headaches, soothe abdominal cramps and tired sore feet.

 

Frankincense Oil

Ancient peoples are believed to have used Frankincense Oil to beautify the skin. Frankincense Oil promotes regeneration of healthy cells and also keeps the existing cells and tissues healthy. When you combine this aspect of Frankincense Oil with its powerful astringent capabilities, you have a potent anti-aging quality for which Frankincense Oil is often used. It can help to eliminate sun spots, remove micro-wrinkles around the eyes and cheeks, and generally tone and tighten skin all over the body, while simultaneously replacing old or dying cells with new, healthy ones.

 

Geranium

Also known as the sophisticated rose, Geranium oxygenates facial skin especially where there are broken capillaries and veins. It balances the production of sebum, while keeping it supple and helping with the healing of wounds. It works well to clear congested skin, dermatitis and eczema as well as oily and mature skin.

 

German Chamomile Oil

This beneficial essential oil penetrates deep into the layers of your skin where its potent anti-inflammatory action can restore and soothe irritated skin, mouth ulcers, burns, bruises, and other skin conditions

 

Guava

An antioxidant-rich superfood, Guava is rich in vitamins A, B, C and potassium, it helps to prevent oxidation in cells and free from signs of ageing. Enhances skin texture, tightens, revives elasticity and improves complexion. Keeps skin free from blemishes, acne and wrinkles. Antioxidant lycopene protects from UV damage.

 

Green Coffee Bean

This oil is a powerful antioxidant:  Excellent moisture retention; four times more than vitamin C. Coffee oil is rich in chlorogenic acid, one of the richest natural sources of antioxidants available. It is sought out by world famous spas for its incredible therapeutic properties and unmatched ability to effectively scavenge harmful free radicals.

 

Helichrysum

Known for it's everlasting regeneration, Helichrysum inhibits inflammatory enzymes, scavenges free radicals, and tames inflammation: A potent anti-aging ingredient, making skin look firm, youthful, and vibrant. Helichrysum contains rare diketones, which stimulate growth of new skin tissue, fade scars, stretch marks and blemishes. It’s perfect for sensitive skin types.

 

Himalayan Salt

Creates an effective electrolyte balance; increases hydration, regulates water content inside and outside of the cells, balances Ph and helps to reduce acid reflux and muscle cramping relief.

 

Honey and Manuka Honey

Manuka honey works wonders for blemished skin because of its aforementioned natural antibacterial properties. It is also a potent anti-inflammatory, so soothes inflamed skin while healing blemishes. It also helps balance the skin’s pH and contains amino acids which slough away dead skin cells, helping to keep pores clear. Honey is shown to increase collagen cross-linking, promoting the structural growth of collagen in skin cells. And since amino acids are the building blacks of collagen, they also protect collagen. Healthy collagen means healthy, firm, youthful-looking skin. Manuka honey is a natural humectant, drawing moisture into the skin. This hydration helps to further enhance the skin’s elasticity and cell regeneration, as well as promote healing.

 

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid can enhance moisture content beyond comparison with anything else, and at the same time revitalize skin’s outer layers so they look and feel softer, smoother, and, especially, radiantly hydrated! That’s how it instantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is phenomenally helpful for all skin types; If you have oily or combination skin, hyaluronic acid in a pure fluid solution is ideal. These fluid formulas have an exceptionally lightweight texture that feels weightless on skin, even though you’re getting concentrated moisture-restoring benefits. Hyaluronic acid is also incredibly gentle, for even the most sensitive, redness-prone skin. In fact, its positive influence on skin’s surface is due in part to its natural calming benefit, which means it can help sensitive skin as well as blemish-prone skin.

 

Jojoba Oil

Extracted from the seed of the jojoba tree (which is native to states in the Southwestern U.S.), Jojoba Oil is actually not oil at all but rather a waxy substance that is very similar to human skin oil, also known as sebum. Because it’s so similar to our skin’s natural oil, it is thought that jojoba oil can trick the skin into thinking it’s producing enough oil, which helps balance oil production. Jojoba Oil is rich in natural fats that mimic those in the outer layer of the skin. This means it can help the skin retain moisture and heal itself. When applied directly to the skin, Jojoba Oil has been known to help with acne, psoriasis, sunburn, and chapped skin. In its oil form, jojoba makes a great moisturizer and reduces natural moisture loss from skin. Research has shown that Jojoba Oil is absorbed very rapidly by the skin. Loaded with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin E, and sterols (lipid-like compounds that reduce inflammation and improve skin metabolism), Jojoba Oil is great for skin.

 

Kukui Oil

An ancient Hawaiian super oil, Kikui Oil contains high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. For centuries, Hawaiians have used it to protect skin from the environment. Leaves even the driest, dullest, ageing skin looking healthy and radiant. Potent  vitamins A, C, and E.  Kukui oil prevents free-radical damage to skin cells.

 

Lavender Oil

Lavender Essential Oil is perhaps one of the gentlest of all essential oils, unlike most oils, which must be diluted before applying, Lavender Essential Oil can be applied ‘neat’ to the skin. Lavender Essential Oil has strong antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, this helps to reduce scarring and speeds healing of the skin. It is also a wonderful anti-inflammatory. When inflammation of the skin is reduced, there is less redness and blotchiness, allowing the complexion to be more evenly colored. One of Lavender Essential Oil’s most important properties is its ability to act as a circulatory stimulant. When the circulatory system is enhanced by the use of this essential oil, the increase in blood flow means more nutrients are being delivered to the skin along with much needed oxygen to the cells. This is essential to healthier cells, and the rejuvenation of cells.

 

Oatmeal

Very soothing, treating inflammation, most skin types, gentle cleanser that moisturizes; helps remove dead skin cells, reduce acne, eczema, rosacea and rashes

 

Olive Oil

Pressed from the fruit of the olive tree, Olive Oil has been used for beauty for thousands of years. Olive oil is very rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids and its chemical structure is very close to the skin’s natural oil. Due to its high antioxidant levels, it can help prevent skin aging and the occurrence of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. Olive Oil can help improve skin tone, help fade scars and balance the oils in the skin, turning even oily skin into ‘balanced’ skin.

 

Papaya Enzyme

A good source of Vitamin A and papain. Vitamin A acts as an anti-oxidant, while the papain breaks down inactive proteins and removes dead skin cells.  Papaya is abundant is anti-oxidants due to huge concentrations of Vitamin A. Papain is helpful in removing the dead skin cells so applying papaya on the skin will exfoliate your skin in the most gentle and natural way.

 

Pomegranate Oil

The regenerative power of Pomegranate Seed Oil is one of the most exciting areas in today’s skin care research. A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, found that Pomegranate Seed Oil stimulates keratinocytes, which are the major cells found in the epidermis–the outer layer of the skin. Helping to regenerate these cells may actually help reverse past damage to revive skin and reveal a newer and more youthful appearance.

Pomegranate Seed Oil is also anti-inflammatory: One of the main things that ages our skin is inflammation, which can be caused by a number of things, including the sun, diet, and exposure to toxins. Pomegranate Seed Oil has a unique polyunsaturated acid called punicic acid–an omega 5 fatty acid–that has strong anti-inflammatory powers. In addition, Pomegranate Oil has the following properties:

 

  • Antioxidant: Just like the pomegranate fruit is prized for its high antioxidant content, the seed oil is the also coveted for its antioxidant protection. By fending off damaging free radicals, the oil keeps skin looking young day after day. It can also provide some protection against sun exposure. So strong are these protective effects that a 2003 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that Pomegranate Seed Oil significantly decreased the incidence of skin cancer in mice exposed to cancer-causing chemicals.

 

  • Moisturizing: Like most natural oils, Pomegranate Seed Oil also hydrates skin, penetrating easily and deeply to create lasting, healthy moisture that won’t feel greasy or create shininess. It’s perfect for all types of skin, even acne-prone skin.

 

  • Soothing: Because of all its properties together, Pomegranate Seed Oil provides soothing, hydrating relief for those with extra dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, and sunburned skin. The anti-inflammatory properties calm redness and irritation, the natural moisturizers hydrate, and the magical regeneration properties help heal wounds and restore skin health.

 

Prickly Pear

It’s extremely high in essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and 9 and the natural antioxidant vitamin 3. It’s also rich in amino acids, which stimulate collagen production to promote faster cell turnover.

 

Raspberry Seed Oil

Is exceptionally light, dry oil that is quickly absorbed into the skin, leaving it moist and nourished without a greasy or sticky feel.  Nutrient rich seed oil highly valued for its moisture barrier, cell membrane, and skin elasticity function.

 

Rice Bran Oil

Also known as rice bran extract, Rice Bran Oil is the oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice. Full of antioxidants, vitamins B and E, and wonderful natural emollients, this ingredient not only hydrates skin, but protects from UV rays and helps ward off the signs of aging. The main benefit of Rice Bran Oil to the skin is its wonderful deep-moisturizing capability. This is due to its combination of vitamin E and fatty acids, which go deep into skin to improve its ability to hold onto hydration. It’s recommended as an alternative to the popular lanolin for helping to soothe irritable and alligator skin.

 

Rose Kaolin Clay

French rose clay is wonderful for most all skin types because it doesn’t overly zap the skin of its natural oils. It is perfect for sensitive skin, as it has a gentle cleansing action that isn’t too harsh.

 

Rosehip Oil

The benefits of Rosehip Oil are due to its amazing collection of ingredients, all of which have powerful properties to help regenerate and brighten skin. In fact, it is one of the most multifaceted natural oils as it contains over 500 natural ingredients. Some of the most well-known ingredients are natural vitamin A (also known as Retinol or Transretinoic acid). This is very effective to help avoid premature aging as a result of excessive sun exposure. It also contains lycopene and beta-carotene, both of which are potent antioxidants and protect against damage from free radicals and skin aging. One of the reasons that Rosehip Oil is so beneficial to skin is that it is rich in fatty acids including omega 3, 6 and 9. These are fundamental to ensure healthy skin but the body is unable to produce them.

 

Rice Bran Oil

Concerned if you have oily skin? Try it anyway. Rice bran oil is light and penetrates easily, so it’s not likely to increase the oiliness of your skin.

With all its natural components, Rice Bran Oil is considered an anti-aging secret in Japan. It’s actually a high compliment to tell a Japanese woman that she is a rice bran beauty. Rice Bran Oil also contains Squalane, which is a natural organic compound that helps with the synthesis of cholesterol and vitamin D in the human body, and is also a natural fat produced by human skin cells. By helping to replenish our supply of Squalane, Rice Bran Oil helps the skin naturally regenerate itself, leading to younger, fresher looking skin. The benefits don’t stop there! Rice bran oil has a slight anti-melanin property that helps protect from the sun and brighten skin, helping to fade dark spots and smooth skin tone. Antioxidants like beta-carotene and lycopene protect from free radical damage, and enzymes like CoQ10 infuse the skin with active components that help it maintain its youthful glow.

 

Rhoussel Clay

Reduces oily skin, exfoliates, softens skin and is packed with essential minerals

 

Roseship

High amounts of collagen-stimulating vitamin C fight signs of aging and photo-aging. Essential fatty acids provide deep hydration, soothe stretch marks, age spots, hyper-pigmentation and scars. Smooths fine lines, evens-up skin tone, gives healthy glow.

 

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood

Supportive and moisturizing properties emanate from this oil extracted from a tree found only in Hawaii. It has traditionally been used in religious and ritualistic ceremonies and is renowned for its woodsy, romantic scent. Anti bacterial, anti-microbial, great for acne prone skin.

 

Sea Buckthorn

This beauty superberry is the single highest source of vitamin C, E, amino acids, pro-vitamin-A and unsaturated fatty acids: a true skin superfood. Stimulates collagen, combats wrinkles and dryness, reverses the effects of aging and pollution, deeply repairs skin on a cellular level.

 

Shea Butter

Shea Butter absorbs rapidly into the skin without leaving a greasy feel. It contains high elements of anti-oxidants and vitamins A, E, and F which are the elements necessary to ward off many skin conditions. Furthermore, these vitamins also give Shea Butter its anti-inflammatory, healing, and therapeutic properties. Vitamins A and E stimulate and regenerate skin cells, providing skin rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits. Shea Butter penetrates deeply into the skin and works to restore skin elasticity and nourish dry, cracked, and sun damaged skin from the inside out. Shea Butter stimulates cell reproduction which makes it an excellent anti-aging cream. Shea Butter can prevent wrinkling and can act as a remedy for sunburned skin.

 

Squalane Oil

Naturally occurring in our own bodies Squalane, is among the most common lipids produced by human skin cells, making up approximately 10 percent of our sebum. On the skin’s surface it acts as a barrier, both protecting the skin from moisture loss and providing a shield for the body from environmental toxins. Internally, the liver produces Squalane as a precursor to cholesterol. The body’s Squalane levels start declining when we’re in our 20s. Applying Squalane will lubricate the skin’s surface and can help achieve a softer texture and smoother appearance. The lightweight, odorless liquid has antibacterial properties and can be effective in treating the symptoms of eczema. Acne sufferers can reduce excess oil production by using it as a spot treatment to balance the complexion. Over time, using Squalane can reduce wrinkles, eliminate scars, reverse UV damage, lighten freckles, and erase skin pigmentation while fighting free radicals.

 

Sweet Almond Oil

is rich in nutrients such as Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and extremely rich in vitamin E. It is a good moisturizer for all skin types, simply because it is very easily absorbed. Sweet Almond Oil is especially beneficial for dry and chapped skin. It is said to help relieve the dark under eye circles, and will also rehydrate the skin and reduce the fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Since Sweet Almond Oil is so high in vitamin E, it also helps to reduce inflammation and irritation of the skin, improving complexion and retaining a beautiful glow.

 

Tamanu Oil

Tamanu Oil is a skin healing wonder. A remarkable restorative oil with skin healing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Grown in mineral-rich volcanic soil of Polynesia, it is powerfully potent in soothing acne, scarring, eczema, age spots and wrinkles.

 

Vegetable Glycerin

Seals in moisture on the top layer of our skin while working with other oils to penetrate deep into our cells to provide long lasting moisture

 

Witch Hazel

Potent with tannins, which gives this shrub its astringent properties, it’s wonderful in treating a variety of skin problems that are otherwise difficult to get rid of. It is anti-inflammatory,  reduces swelling, balances sebum secretion, unclogs pores, reduces under-eye puffiness. Clears and firms the skin.

 

 

 

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