INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

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ALKANET ROOT (Alkanna tinctoria): Alkanet root has anti-inflammatory properties, and you can use them for skin clearing and healing. It helps protect your skin from a skin infection and inflammation. It also adds a splash of beautiful color, naturally!

ALOE BARBADENSIS (Aloe Vera) LEAF:
 The gel derived from the cell walls of the plant.  Aloe Vera is packed with water, proteins, polysaccharides and minerals but it also contains an abundance of skin-friendly substances, including amino acids and essential vitamins.

AMLA BERRIES (Phyllantus Emblica): Amla is one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamin C there is in nature. Vitamin C is an anti-aging and immune boosting powerhouse. Vitamin C brightens and tightens your complexion. Unlike synthetic vitamin C, Amla fruit also contains phytonutrients therefore makes it also a great skin antioxidant. Perhaps one of the most important things to know about vitamin C is that collagen formation is dependent on this essential vitamin to be produced in the body.

ARGAN OIL MOROCCAN (Argania spinosa): Argan Oil has a very impressive sterol and fatty acid combination, high in omega 6 and 9 along with high amounts of vitamin A, C, E, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients. 

ARNEBIA ROOT (Zi Cao Gen): Clears toxic, damp-heat topically from the skin, helps with skin inflammation and itchiness.

BASIL LEAF: (Ocimum basilicum): Aiding its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, basil helps prevent acne. Basil is also an excellent pore cleanser. Loaded with powerful antioxidants and nutrients, basil is also nourishing and can be used for all skin types.

BEESWAX (UNREFINED) (Cera Alba): Known for its nourishing and conditioning properties, Beeswax can assist with locking in moisture and when used in lip balms for softer, fuller lips.

BLACK WALNUT (Juglans Nera): Black walnut is rich in antioxidants and beneficial fatty acids, it also
contains juglone and tannins that can make the environment inhospitable for candida fungus and other parasitic organisms.

BLUEBERRY (Vaccinium angustifolium) : Blueberries contain potent antioxidant and astringent benefits. Stimulates cellular turnover for rejuvenating the skin. It can tighten and reduce the appearance of pores, and defends against signs of premature aging. Lutein in blueberries is also known for styrengthening the health of the eyes.

BURDOCK ROOT (Arctium lappa): Burdock Root is praised for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Soothes eczema and psoriasis while calming acne.

CALENDULA FLOWERS (Calendula Officinalis): Soothing, Anti-Aging, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Anti-inflammatory, Skin Conditioning. Calendula has been used for centuries as a healing agent for many types of skin conditions.

CHAMOMILE FLOWERS (Matricaria chamomilla): Known for its extreme calming properties, Chamomile works to ease and soothe stress on the skin.  Chamomile contains chemicals called flavonoids. These flavonoids are a type of nutrient present in many plants that play a significant role in chamomile’s medicinal effects.

CITRUS STEM CELLS (Citrus aurantium dulcis callus): These stem cells work by organizing the inner structure of the skin for a younger appearance and tone the skin while leaving the skin feeling more firm and more plump.

COCO BETAINE: Coco Betaine is a natural surfactant derived from coconut oil that gently cleanses skin and scalp.

COENZYME Q10 (COQ10): An incredible antioxidant that is crucial for cellular energy production. Reduces uneven skin tone, improving hydration and visible signs of aging.  It helps to slow down the formation of new fine lines as well.
Our COQ10 is a unique extraction process from lentils in our own lab.

DECYL GLUCOSIDE: is a gentle, plant-based surfactant. Despite having a very unnatural sounding name, this impurity-free plant-based ingredient is derived from coconut and glucose. It is biodegradable. It is classified as a surfactant. Because it is non-drying and gentle it gently cleanses even the most sensitive skin.

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL (Olea europaea): Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be used as an antioxidant-rich emollient for skin,  effectively sealing in hydration while enhancing moisture and absorption for softer, more supple skin. It defends against free radical damage with antioxidants.

GLYCERIN-VEGETABLE (Certified Kosher): Skin-identical Ingredient, glycerin is a moisturizer and a humectant, a hydroscopic substance that retains and preserves moisture by attracting water to itself. Glycerin acts as a sponge and pulls in water towards the surface of your skin.

KNOTGRASS (Polyganum aviculare): Rich in flavonoids, has been shown to increase firmness and elasticity. Additionally, it provides antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals that damage skin cells.

LACTOBACILLUS (Probiotic): Probiotic ingredient made by fermentation of the microorganism Lactobacillus. Applied to skin, it’s been shown to have a potent soothing effect that in turn strengthens skin’s ability to defend itself from opposing unhealthy microorganisms. This critical microorganism is endogenous to the GUT and fundamental to our health, inside and out; the healthier the GUT, the healthier our skin and hair. 

LAVENDER FLOWERS (Lavendula Angustifolia): Soothes skin, protects against free radicals. This beautiful plant is known for reducing stress, enhancing the health of the skin and hair, and reducing age spots, and even has anti-viral properties.

MANGO BUTTER (Mangifera Indica): is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamins that nourish the skin and boost its elasticity and suppleness. In this way it can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also known to boost the skin’s luster and natural radiance.

PEPPERMINT LEAF (Mentha Piperita): Peppermint leaves have anti-bacterial properties and can act as an astringent that help in toning the skin. It removes the dirt from the pores and revamps the skin to a supple and well-hydrated tone. It can also be beneficial in gently improving the blood circulation to your skin and will also prevent wrinkles and fine lines.

Plant Enzymes: Our own unique enzyme extraction process from pineapple, lemon, and date sugar. These naturally occurring enzymes are helpful in DNA repair, these enzymes recognize and correct physical damage caused by exposure to radiation, and UV light. They help by reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin. DNA repair enzymes shield against free radical damage and promote a youthful appearance.

OLIVE ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS: Nourishes and softens the skin, holds hydration into place and increases barrier function.

ORANGE ABSOLUTE: Orange extract, nourishing and softening

POTASSIUM SORBATE (Food Grade): Potassium sorbate is a naturally occurring unsaturated fatty acid. It’s a natural organic compound found in the berries of the mountain ash.

RETINOL A: Retinol increases skin cell turnover, and stimulates collagen synthesis. It is well known for its anti-aging and skin clearing benefits. We extract our own retinol from rainbow carrot seeds, as with all of our other extracts, this unique 100% natural process is done in our lab.

ROSEMARY SEED EXTRACT (Salvia Rosmarinus): Rosemary seed extract is a gentle yet effective preservative in skin care. It is also an antioxidant and has a calming effect on the skin.

SEA-BUCKTHORN (Hippophae rhamnoides): Is a super-food for your skin. Full of antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C & K, minerals and essential fatty acids, sea- bucktorn extract is wonderful for your skin as it supports a healthy skin barrier, prevents trans-epidermal water loss, promotes a more even skin tone, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

SEA-FENNEL PEPTIDES (Crithmum maritimum L.): Sea Fennel Extract enables the epidermis to regain its youth and vitality and improves skin tone.  This blue-green plant is rich in bio-available nutrients. Sea Fennel, which is lush with radiance-delivering sea-minerals, vitamins a c and e, amino acid peptides, and polyphenols. Sea-Fennel is for natural rejuvenation.

SEA-LAVENDER PEPTIDES (Limonium Carolinianum): Peptides are the amino acids that combine to make proteins in your skin.
Sea-Lavender is a perennial coastal plant that can often be found growing in both salt marshes and along coastal sand dunes. From the ancient Greek “halos” (salt) and “phyton” (plant), the word halophyte is applied to all the plants growing in salty soils, rich in minerals. Sea-Lavender peptides help with even skin tone and visibly improve firmness.

SUNFLOWER OIL (Helianthus Annuus): Cold pressed from Sunflower seeds.  The benefits of sunflower oil are many. It is a very moisturizing plant and it is one of the highest natural sources of vitamin E which is a critical vitamin for hair, skin and health. The absorption of vitamin E from sunflower is a great option for those with skin and health sensitivities, other sources often can ironically promote inflammation and worsen pain that is already existing in the body. 

TEA TREE (Melaleuca Alternifolia): Anti-acne, Anti-microbial, Anti-fungal, Anti-septic, Antioxidant, Soothing. Tea tree oil has been used for centuries for a plethora of ailments topically as a single ingredient or in multi-ingredient formulations. It is a very effective plant in nature. 

XANTHAN GUM: is a polysaccharide. It increases the viscosity of liquids.

ZINC OXIDE: is a natural mineral which provides the safest and most effective protection against UV rays.
Zinc Oxide is the best performing ingredient for blocking both UVA and UVB rays. It is safe for humans and our ocean's reefs. It is also anti-inflammatory and soothing.

 

 

 

 

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