Our Complete Ingredients List July 28 2014
Below please find our complete natural skin care ingredients list, which most will find incredibly informative if you are inclined to learn and know about skin care ingredients and their uses.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) – Our acids are a concentrated blend of fruit acids, naturally derived. They promote smoother, healthier skin, and increase the rate of cell turnover.
Alpha Lipoic Acid – A strong antioxidant, derived from a variety of vegetables. It is excellent for correcting wrinkles, swelling, puffiness, and shrink pore size.
Argan Oil – Our argan oil is derived from Argan trees in Morocco. It is well known for it’s ability to moisturize and improve elasticity.
Arbutin – Alpha Arbutin is derived from the Bearberry plant, and is the natural alternative to skin lightening. While it is natural, it can be faster and safer than chemical alternatives. Arbutin will correct sun spots and discoloration.
Argireline – A concentrate peptide, that will diminish wrinkles considerably when used regularly.
Avocado – A vitamin rich oil that can correct damaged and aging skin. It encourages cell turnover and can naturally improve eczema and psoriasis.
Bearberry – Offers a variety of medicinal benefits but is mainly known for it’s anti inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant qualities. It’s wonderful for acne care, as it has astringent and disinfectant qualities. It contains a few sought after ingredients Allantoin (wound healing), Arbutin (natural lightening), Betulinic Acid (improves elasticity and cancer preventative), Ellagic Acid (natural lightening and antixodant).
Blackberry Seed Oil - Very high in vitamin C and is extremely stable. It is a natural source for tocopherols and omega 3’s.
Bladderwrack – Is a seaweed that nourishes the skin and removes excess fluids and toxins.
Brahmi (Gotu Kola) – Is an Ayurvedic herb that rejuvenates and regenerates the skin. It has been used since ancient times for healing, and is known for improving varicose veins and circulation.
Calendula – Soothes skin and is an anti inflammatory.
Carrot Seed Oil – Great for anti aging, it is well known for improving circulation, increasing elasticity, toning and firming. Great for balancing dry and oily skin.
Castille (Vegetable) – Our castile is vegan derived and a natural ingredient in our cleansers.
Centella Asiatica – Is well known to improve firmness, elasticity, and overall anti aging ingredient. It produces collagen and is an natural inflammatory. It is derived from the Centella plant.
Chamomile – Is an anti inflammatory and can be found in the form of extract, dried herb, or essential oil.
Chilean Hazelnut Oil – Is naturally derived and is rich in vitamins and minerals. Great for hydrating dry and aging skin.
Clove – Is rejuvenating and stimulating for the skin, often used to detoxify and control acne. Full of antioxidants and increases blood flow.
Cocoa Butter - Our cocoa butter is naturally derived and incredibly emollient. Known for it’s healing properties and the ability to reduce the formation of stretch marks. Contains valuable antioxidants.
Coconut Oil – Is rich in vitamins and proteins. A natural alternative to petroleum, and highly moisturizing, as it absorbs quickly into the skin.
Coenzyme Q10 – Also known as ubiquinone, is plant derived and excellent for encouraging significant collagen production.
Coffee (Butter, Essential Oil) – Contain natural caffeine which is excellent for firming and regenerating skin. Coffee is a powerful antioxidant. It offers natural UV protection.
Cranberry Seed Oil – Rich in tocopherols and antioxidants.
Cucumber – Contains phytosterols that are known to strengthen skin, restore moisture, and improve elasticity.
Cypress – Wonderful for increasing circulation and drawing out toxins. Ideal for cellulite and acne.
Dead Sea Mud – Incredibly mineral rich and strong ability to heal. Well known for killing acne causing bacteria.
DMAE – Is naturally derived and will firm sagging skin. Not only are it’s effects immediate – but also cumulative, and it’s benefits accrue over time.
Elderberry – Considered a super berry and antioxidant rich, helps prevent aging damage and wrinkle formation.
Eyeseryl – is a tetrapeptide proven to reduce swelling and water retention.
Frankincense – Helps eliminate sun spots, signs of aging, and promote cell turnover. Tones and tightens skin.
French Green Clay – Rich in phytonutrients and minerals, well known for removing toxins from skin.
Gaba Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) – A naturally derived amino acid that is well known for relaxing the skin, as a topical tranquilizer.
Geranium – Can fade scars, promotes cell regeneration, treats and heals acne breakouts, and firms sagging skin.
Gigawhite – Is a plant derived ingredient that is proven to brighten and even skin tone, reduce sun spots, and lighten skin.
Ginkgo – Naturally derived and has been used medicinally for over 5,000 years. Is an antioxidant, anti inflammatory, and cell regenerative. Great for anti aging and anti cellulite care.
Ginseng – Will reduce inflammation, stimulate cell growth, and extend cellular life span.
Glucosamine – Stimulates hyaluronic acid in skin, improves hydrations, accelerates wound healing, and reduces wrinkles.
Glycerin (Vegetable) – A vegetable derived strong humectant that can restore elasticity and moisture levels.
Glycolic Acid – Naturally derived from sugar cane, this ingredient can reduce and remove the signs of aging.
Goats Milk – Is a natural emollient that is absorbed into the skin and quickly hydrates. Contains many vitamins and helps balance skin’s pH levels.
Grapefruit – Great for balancing skin, a strong antioxidant, diuretic, and lymphatic. Tones and firms skin, and fights acne and cellulite.
Grapeseed Oil – Rich in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. Great for hydration and aging skin.
Green Tea (Extract, Caffeine) – Can decrease the risk of skin cancer and alleviates water retention in skin. Great for firming and toning.
Helichrysum – Speeds the recovery of wounds and scars, combats and soothes acne, and is a great anti aging choice for maturing skin.
Hibiscus – Has antioxidant benefits, and improves skin’s elasticity. Targets cellulite reduction and great for firming.
Honey – Is a natural antiseptic and skin cleanser. Helps remove dirt and dead cells from skin.
Horse Chestnut – Is an antioxidant, anti inflammatory, and well known for it’s anti aging qualities.
Hyaluronic Acid – derived from cruelty free bacterial fermentation, has the incredible ability to hydration in skin and repair skin.
Juniper – Has antiseptic qualities and great for reducing cellulite.
Kinetin – A plant derived antioxidant, is clinically proven to reduce the signs of aging and sun damage. It is considered the natural alternative to the drug Retin-A, and has surpassed it’s results in testing.
Lavender – Has many health benefits that include pain reduction, anxiety reduction, disinfectant properties, bug repellent, and kills the bacteria associated with the formation of acne.
L-Carnosine – An antioxidant and anti inflammatory, helps protect skin against cancer, improves healing and elasticity.
Lecithin – Our lecithin is vegetable derived and rich in B vitamins. Used as a natural emulsifier, and also as a treatment around the eyes to diminish fatty deposits.
Lemon Peel Bioferment – Naturally derived and a great skin lightener, it will reduce sun spots and pigmentation issues.
Lemon Essential Oil – Tones skin and stimulates circulation.
Lemongrass Essential oil – A great skin toner, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, helps minimize pores and firms skin.
Licorice Root – Has been used as an Aryuvedic remedy, is a strong antioxidant, and aids in lightening, toning, firming, and cellulite reduction.
Liquid Leucidal – A natural preservative derived from fermented radishes, very efficient in the prevention of bacteria.
Lutein – Increased hydration, elasticity and provides protection from the sun.
Lycopene – Is derived from tomatoes and an important antioxidant. Inhibits the growth of some cancers.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate – One of the most important skin ingredients available, it is an antioxidant and transforms into vitamin c when applied topically. It is known for wound healing, collagen production, corrects pigmentation issues, and improves elasticity.
Mango Butter – Naturally plant derived and wonderful for moisturizing skin. Restores elasticity, reduces wrinkles, and high in stearic acid.
Melatonin – Improves skin elasticity, improves pigmentation, and protects against solar radiation.
Microdermabrasion Crystals – Fine white powder used in doctor offices, salons and spas for skin exfoliation.
Multani Mitti – Also known as Indians Fullers Earth, is comprised of the decomposition of volcanic ash. It is highly absorbent and increases circulation.
Murumuru Butter – Is native to Brazil, very high in Vitamin A, and helps increase elasticity and moisture.
Myrrh – Highly beneficial for wound healing, anti aging, and regenerating the skin.
Niacinamide – Improves skin color, decreases inflammation, improves blotchiness, and can lighten skin per the National Library of Medicine.
Neroli – Derived from the bitter orange tree, is great for balancing skin, and regenerate new cells.
Oats (Ground, Steel Cut) – Full of vitamins, minerals and lipids. Has anti-inflammatory benefits and contains antioxidants.
Olive Oil – High in Vitamin E, will fight free radicals, help repair photo aging, and regenerate skin.
Orange – Lovely for skin, as it helps eliminate water retention, tones, and balances skin.
Papaya Fruit Enzymes – Soothes skin irritations, exfoliates dead cells.
Peach Kernel Oil – High in Vitamin A, E, and B vitamins. Light in texture and restores elasticity.
Pephatight – Derived from microalgae, it provides immediate tightening for the skin. Protects skin from oxidative stress. Strengthens the skin’s connective tissue.
Peptides – Helps skin repair itself, helps replace moisture.
Pink Himalayan Salt – Contains dozens of minerals and vitamins, helps skin restore a normal balance, improve circulation, and gently draws out toxins.
Pomegranate Seed Oil – A strong antioxidant, with the capability to protect skin from cancer.
Relistase – Is a tetrapeptide with the ability to restore elasticity, firm skin, and alleviate wrinkles.
Resveratrol – A natural antioxidant found in red wine and cocoa, improves elasticity, helps eliminate age spots, and helps prevent the development of skin cancer. Ours is derived from vegetables, berries and trees.
Retinol – Increases collagen production. Retinol is a natural ingredient, not to be confused with the prescription drug Retin-A.
Rice Bran – Known for balancing oils in the skin, prevent wrinkles, and provide moisture.
Rosehip Seed Oil – Is naturally derived and rich in Vitamin A, C, and E, as well as Omega 3 and 6. Has been proven to regenerate skin, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars.
Rosemary – Great for balancing skin, preventing acne, and increasing circulation. Also known for promoting hair growth.
Rose – Helps calm the mind, restore moisture, and repair mature skin and wrinkle formation.
Seabuckthorn Berry – Proven success with healing, anti aging, and restoring moisture in skin. High in vitamins and fatty acids.
Seacode – Reduces wrinkles, fine lines, and repairs aging skin. Derived from marine plant life.
Sea Kelp Bioferment – Extracted from North American kelp, an excellent oil free moisturizer.
Sea Kelp (Norwegian) – Mineral and vitamin rich, an excellent choice for infusing skin with nutrients and detoxifying.
Sea Salt (Dead, Standard) – Mineral rich and high in Potassium, Magnesium and Bromide. Draws out toxins, eliminates skin problems, and revitalizes.
Serilesine – Increases skin firmness, elasticity, and dermis thickness.
Shea Nilotica – A Fair Trade shea butter, and our preference when using a shea in our formulations. The funds are passed directly to the women’s cooperative in Uganda. It is much more buttery, rich and emollient that regular shea (which is still a nice choice). Rich in nutrients and vitamins.
Silymarin – Proven to help heal skin from UV and benzoyl peroxide damage. An antioxidant, it reduces the effects of toxins.
Soy Isoflavones – Great for healing, anti aging, and preventing future damage.
Tea Tree Oil – Has the strong ability to kill the bacteria that causes acne. It is an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Generally can have a strong smell, but worth it.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E) – Protects the skin membrane and can prevent the signs aging.
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) – A topical acid, considerably stronger than Glycolic.
Trylagen – Boosts the production of collagen and protects collagen from degradation. Derived from wheat and soy proteins.
Vegetable Collagen – While derived from vegetables, it is proven just as effective as animal based collagen.
Vegetable Glycerin – Derived from a variety of vegetables, has the ability to hydrate skin with intensity.
Vegetable Lutein – Studies show this ingredient boosts hydration, restores elasticity, protects skin against sun damage.
Vitamin C – Known to prevent aging of the skin,and also to repair damage.
Vitamin K – Helps reduce under eye circles. It reduces swelling, bruising, scars, stretch marks and burns.
Walnut Oil – Helps to regenerate skin, firm, tone and moisturize.
White Lily – An anti-inflammatory and healing extract.
Wild Yam – Helps moisturize and plump skin, especially around menopause.
Willow Bark – Naturally derived and contains the natural version of salicylic acid. Promotes cell turnover, exfoliation, acne prevention, and the reduction of wrinkles.
Witch Hazel Hydrosol – Derived from the witch hazel shrub, this toner and natural astringent does not contain alcohol. Has the ability to sooth and heal.