ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid) The Super Antioxidant, considered being more effective than Vitamin A, C & E combined and known to be 400 times stronger than Vitamin C. Its primary function is to assist in cell metabolism and to aid in the production of collagen and elastin; restoring skin elasticity, which helps to remove fine lines and wrinkles.
Almond Oil A natural moisturizer, skin softener and conditioner containing Vitamin A. This oil is high in minerals, protein, and naturally occurring vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6 and E).
Aloe Vera Gel
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA)
An extract of the Aloe Vera Plant, Aloe Vera Gel has its own vitamins, minerals and enzymes and contains lignin, which acts as a carrier. It has excellent hydrating, softening and soothing properties, and helps build collagen in the skin. Aloe Vera Gel is reported to prevent immune suppression of accessory cell function in skin caused by UVB by repairing damage to epidermal Langerhans cells. Also present in the gel are salicylic acid and carboxypeptidase, responsible in part for its anti-inflammatory properties. Expressed from the aloe vera plant which are found mainly in sunny climates. The leaves store large amounts of water. Aloe vera improves hydration is soothing and healing to all skin types. Chemical analysis has shown the presence of mucopolysacharides, a natural moisturizing factor. Aloe vera is composed of water, the enzymes catalase and cellulose, minerals, calcium, aluminum, iron, zinc, magnesium, sodium, 20 amino acids and carbohydrates. Aloe vera also contains the "youth mineral" potassium. Has renowned healing properties, anti-inflammatory and can soothe the skin and help heal cuts, grazes, burns and insect bites. In 1500 BC the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus recommended aloe for skin care. The Greeks, Chinese, Roman and Arab herbalist recommended aloe for burns and rashes.
A non-toxic crystal created by the oxidation of uric acid. Has the ability to help heal wounds, sores and stimulates the growth of healthy tissue. Allantoin is a skin softener and an anti-irritant, which inhibits allergic type responses.
Alpha hydroxy acids, or AHAs, are commonly found in different concentrations in many products. The most commonly used alpha hydroxy acids are glycolic, lactic, malic, citric and tartaric acids. These mild acids serve to remove the outer layer of dull skin and leave skin with a rejuvenated appearance. Some of these acids are derived from fruit sources, particularly citrus fruits, apples and grapes. Some of the alpha hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid, are found in sugar cane. Others, such as lactic acid, are found in milk.
Antioxidants These fight free radicals introduced to the skin through the air we breathe, the sun, and toxins we encounter every day. Free radicals are electrons that are loose in the cells and cause damage on a cellular level, creating anything from sagging skin and minor skin blemishes, to cancer.
Apricot Kernel Oil A light non-greasy nourishing oil often used for dry, itchy and inflamed skin. High in oleic and linoleic acids (essential fatty acids). Contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and Vitamin E.
Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide
(Vitamin C) Vitamin C in a stable form which allows penetration into the skin to work as powerful antioxidants. Vitamin C is thought to prevent collagen break down and help combat the signs of aging. As an antioxidant it is believed to remove the free radicals that cells produce. Free radicals have been associated with skin cancer and premature skin aging due to sun exposure. Some experts believe antioxidants are the most vital weapons in the fight against aging. Most of the damage of our skin is caused by a free-radical assault from smoke, pollution and UV rays. Free radicals then turn the oils of our skin rancid, which damages the collagen. Collagen is the protein fibers that serve as the building blocks of our skin. Antioxidants are used in skin care products to neutralize free radicals before they ravage the skin. Topical vitamin C may help lighten solar lentigos and melasma. Some studies have shown that topical vitamin C provides additional protection against the harmful effects of the sun. Said to prevent collagen breakdown, which would aid in combating aging. Duke University found that adding Vitamin C and E to sunscreens protects against UVB radiation.
Avocado Avocado Oil: A Rich textured nourishing oil often used to balance and moisturize dry or mature skin. Contains vitamins A, D and E.
An excellent protector for the skin that forms a barrier once the lotion has evaporated and penetrated the skin. This physical barrier protects the skin, not only from moisture loss, but also from contaminants that the skin can come in contact. Compatible with human sebum as it has been said to have the same molecular structure.
Also known as pro Vitamin A. This is found in plants and many animal tissues and is what causes carrots to have their orange tint. It is also used as a coloring agent in several cosmetics. It is a precursor to Vitamin A. An excessive amount of beta carotene in the blood can lead to a yellow-red pigmentation of the skin that can be interpreted as jaundice.
Bergamot Essential Oil Pressed from the fresh peel of a small orange, Citrus aurantium var bergamia, first grown in the northern Italian village of Bergamot. Bergamot benefits most skin types and is especially healing for oily skin conditions originating in the nervous system.
Black Currant Black currant oil: Contains high concentrations of gamma linoleic acid and contains antioxidants protecting the skin from the formation of free radicals.
Borage Borage Oil: A rich oil from the seeds of the Borage plant containing a high content of essential fatty acids, including gamma linoleic Acid which is an essential nutrient for healthy skin.
Bulgarian Rosewater Known for centuries for its fine quality due to the climate and the soil in which it has been grown, Bulgarian Rose carries soothing, toning, and hydrating qualities to the skin.
Calendula An anti-inflammatory extract of the marigold plant used to soothe sensitive skin and reduce puffiness. Calendula flowers contain an essential oil that has an antibiotic effect, stimulating the immune system and enhancing the body's fight against infection. It rapidly promotes tissue repair and minimizes scar formation.
Calophyllum Inophyllum Beautiful leaf, an extract of oil from the nut of the Tamanu tree. Indigenous to Southeast Asia, this Tamanu nut yields rich, luxurious dark green oil and has been reputed to assist in the process of forming new tissue and speeding the healing processes of the skin.
Carrot An enriching extract from carrot root, deep orange in color, also called beta carotene. It has been thought by many skincare experts to stimulate the production of sebum in dry, scaly skin and scalp, also known to calm and sooth the sebaceous glands in overactive oily skins. It is commonly used to increase the formation of new healthy cells and because of its antioxidant power, it is reputed to preserve the life of products that it is formulated with. This notable extract is also thought to assist in preventing sun damage, wonderful for chapped or irritated skins. Regenerative for aging or matured skins.
Carrot Seed An enriching extract from carrot root, deep orange in color, also called beta carotene. It has been thought by many skincare experts to stimulate the production of sebum in dry, scaly skin and scalp, also known to calm and sooth the sebaceous glands in overactive oily skins. It is commonly used to increase the formation of new healthy cells and because of its antioxidant power, it is reputed to preserve the life of products that it is formulated with. This notable extract is also thought to assist in preventing sun damage, wonderful for chapped or irritated skins, regenerative for aging or matured skins.
Cedarwood Essential Oil Steam distilled from the chips of the Atlantic cedar, Cedrus atlantica, native to the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco. Calms oily and irritated skin.
Chamomile Essential Oil
Citric Acid Extracted by distillation of dried chamomile flowers. Anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic. Great for sensitive skin.
Widely used in the cosmetic industry. Derived from citrus fruits by fermentation of crude sugars. Used as a preservative and to adjust acid-alkali balance. Citric acid is said to have antioxidant and toning properties. Citric acid is one of the alpha-hydroxy acids. AHA's are used not only to reduce wrinkles but also to brighten your skin. The "new" alpha hydroxy acid skin treatments are simply made up of lactic acid (milk), citric acid (citrus), glycolic (sugar cane), malic (apples), and tartaric (grapes) acids.
Clary Sage Essential Oil Distilled from the flowering herb of Salvia sclarea, a European herb. It is a complex oil with a particular affinity for the female cycle, having calming and soothing properties due to the effects of the ester chemical compounds. It is also astringent, sebum balancing and useful for treating premenstrual complexion blemishes.
Cocoa Butter Cocoa Butter: Cocoa butter is the oil from the seeds of the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao), and is an excellent moisturizer. Cocoa butter also has antioxidant properties due to tocopherols as well as certain polyphenols that suppress free radicals and soothe skin irritation.
Coconut Oil will absorb easily, keep the skin soft, and yet without feeling greasy. It is not like other oils used to soften rough, dry skin. It will help to reduce chronic skin inflammation within days and be soothing and healing to wounds, blood blisters, rashes, etc. It is an excellent ingredient to use in healing salves and ointments. People have used a coconut oil/crushed garlic mixture at night to eliminate plantar warts and athlete's foot with excellent results.
Oatmeal A powdered form of oatmeal made by grinding whole oat kernels into microscopic particles. This provides the therapeutic skin properties of the oat grain which binds moisture and soothes skin
Combava An essential oil, wild-crafted responsibly, from the Madagascar rain forest. It is from the petitigrain family and is especially important for stimulating micro-stimulation and lymphatic drainage, counteracts sluggishness and restores vibrancy to the skin. It’s delicious and pleasant aroma is a blend of citrus with fresh green undertones.
Coneflower Commonly known as Echinacea. Very effective topically as a skin tonic to dilate peripheral blood vessels and reduce inflammation.
Cypress Essential Oil
Distilled from the leaves and twigs of the evergreen Cupressus sempervirens, a tall perennial tree common to the Mediterranean region, this oil is rich in terpene hydrocarbons (70%) and is an excellent decongestant for veins and lymphatic system. This is an invaluable oil for mature skin. Tightens enlarged pores, protects capillaries and refines oily, spongy complexions.
Dead Sea Salts
DHEA (Dihydro epi androsterone)
DMAE, dimethylaminoethanol -
Dried salt from the Dead Sea. Sea salt softens the water and can be used for cleansing, abrasive exfoliate and helps draw toxins from the body. Contains minerals from the ocean. People worldwide have used the healing power of salts baths for centuries. The minerals and trace elements deep clean and revitalize the body. That is why in countries everywhere people will come far and wide to bath in hot springs, mineral baths and the Dead Sea because of the unique mineral compositions of each place. The Dead Sea in Israel attracts visitors because it is the lowest point on the earth contains a high percentage of natural minerals. In many countries people with conditions labeled incurable have reduced the symptoms or completely resolved them after being treated with mineral hydrotherapy.
This is a popular vitamin sold in many health food stores today. Some people believe that when taken orally this produces a more youthful appearance and a more youthful feel. This is currently unproven by the FDA. Applied topically, DHEA may serve as a good moisturizer. This should be discussed with your physician prior to taking any DHEA containing products as the word is still out as to its safety and efficacy
is a naturally occurring substance that facilitates the synthesis of a neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a compound released from the ends of nerve fibers and it is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses. DMAE also may stimulate the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine, an important component of cell membranes. Phosphatidylcholine is an essential fatty acid that improves and protects cell membranes damaged by free-radicals and improves blood flow and circulation. An intriguing finding in some DMAE studies was that it reduced the accumulation of lipofuscin deposits inside cells. Lipofuscin deposits are cellular pigment consisting of aggregated chucks of molecular waste. It has been demonstrated that DMAE causes some degree of skin and pore tightening. However, it remains unclear how DMAE firms the skin -- whether by stabilizing the membranes, boosting acetylcholine, reducing lipofuscin deposits or none of the above. Whatever the mechanism, the effect of DMAE is often noticeable although seldom dramatic. Besides, even though DMAE can't fully reverse the existing facial sag, it may reduce its further progression. People report a cumulative effect with continued use of DMAE.
Elderflower Derived from the elder tree, traditionally known as “Nature's Medicine Chest,” elderflower preparations tone, cleanse, soothe skin irritations and have powerful antioxidant properties.
Emu Oil has been used for thousands of years by the Aborigines of Australia to reduce the pain & swelling of arthritis, heal wounds & burns including sunburns, and to reduce the pain, itch & swelling of insect bites and stings. Scientific studies verify that Emu Oil has unique healing properties. Emu Oil is highly moisturizing, a natural skin softener and has rejuvenating properties (has been shown to reduce the depth and length of fine lines & wrinkles). It is also non greasy and highly penetrating. In fact Emu Oil has demonstrated to be the fastest and most penetrating oil into the skin, making it an excellent trans-dermal carrier for any other added moisturizers or therapeutic ingredients. Emu Oil is natural & non-toxic, non-comedogenic (does not clog pores), hypo-allergenic (non-irritating) and gentle for all skin types. Emu Oil is an effective anti-inflammatory. The potency of the anti-inflammatory effect from Emu Oil is similar to ibuprofen without the negative side-affects frequently common with traditional prescription or corticosteroid based anti-inflammatory medications. Emu Oil is loaded with omega oils 3,6,9 fatty acids , which most know it helps heal and prevents the anti-aging process. Emu oil has so many benefits for people who have psoriasis, burns, pain, rosacea, acne, arthritis, cracked skin, chapped lips, diaper rash, dry skin, eczema, fever blisters, swelling, stretch marks, scars, wrinkles and many more.
Encapsulated Retinol (Vitamin A) All natural Vitamin A is encapsulated to protect it from exposure to heat, light and air or oxidation so the benefits of the vitamin are not lost giving the highest nutritional value to the body.
Evening Primrose Oil From the seeds of the Evening Primrose Plant, rich in gamma linoleic acid, vitamins & minerals used often for the regenerative effects on tissue and skin cells. Known by experts to assist in tissue and cellular regeneration.
Evening Primrose From the seeds of the Evening Primrose Plant, rich in gamma linoleic acid, vitamins & minerals used often for the regenerative effects on tissue and skin cells. Known by experts to assist in tissue and cellular regeneration.
Fennel Essential Oil Steam distilled from the licorice-flavored seeds of the hardy herb Foeniculum vulgare. One of the principal ingredients in Fennel is anethole, which assists in the metabolism of fats and aids digestion. Fennel is Mother Nature's body cleanser, assisting in the treatment of fluid retention and cellulite.
Flower Wax and "White" Bee's W “White” bee's wax, found in the most expensive cosmetics, is derived, through a special process, from common “yellow” bee's wax. This process removes all of the adverse materials known to clog skin pores. The special White Bee's Wax together with natural Flower Wax provides a peptide-rich lotion base and protects the skin from dehydration and exposure (Peptides are the essential building blocks of all proteins including DNA).
Frankincense Essential Oil Distilled from the resin of leafy forest trees of the genus Boswellia, frankincense has astringent and toning qualities and is great for smoothing wrinkles and rejuvenating mature, aging skin.
Garlic Extract Works with the immune system to keep unwanted pathogens (unfriendly bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites, etc.) out of the body. As a topical ingredient, it also offers superior solvent properties and deep penetration through the skin layers into the deeper underlying tissues.
Geranium Essential Oil A rosy scented oil with mint overtones, it is steam distilled from Pelargonium graveolens. Geranium works on the skin's surface to normalize the output of oil-producing sebaceous glands. It balances either too dry, over-oily or combination skin and helps normalize congested areas giving relief to symptoms associated with eczema.
Ginseng Extract/Oil Extract of ginseng root. Demulcent, anti-irritant, soothing.
Glycerin A natural humectants vegetable glycerin is obtained by adding alkalies to fats and fixed oils. Glycerin is a soothing, humectants which draws moisture from the air to the skin. Glycerin is an emollient, which makes the skin feel softer and smoother, reduce rough feeling, cracking and irritation. Glycerin has a high hydrophilic (water) factor and a low lipophilic (fat) factor. Nontoxic, nonirritating and nonallergenic. Very sweet syrup, about 0.6 as sweet as sugar.
Goat Milk (Lactose)
Lactose from the milk of goats. Goat milk leaves the skin feeling silky smooth. It is and effective and softening skin cleanser. Milk leaves the skin feeling silky smooth with a hydrated appearance. An effective and softening skin cleanser. Milk proteins smooth, firm and soften the skin. Milk is high in hydrophilic (water) and lipophilic (fat) factors and has beneficial vitamins and sugars. It has excellent nutritive value, is packed with proteins, beneficial fats, vitamins, amino acids and calcium. It is easily absorbed into the skin. Milk has a long standing in beauty history. The "new" alpha hydroxy acid skin treatments are simply made up of lactic acid (milk), citric acid, glycolic, malic, and tartaric acids. These treatments are not new at all. Cleopatra's famous milk baths contained lactic acid, which removed the upper layer of the skin to revel smooth, new skin.
Grape Seed Extract Extracted from Red grapes which contain a high amount of proanthocyanidins, known for their potent antioxidant properties and their ability to restore the antioxidant function of vitamin C. Grape seed oil has mildly astringent qualities, which help to tighten and tone the skin, making it a good cosmetic ingredient for anti-aging products. It is light and finely textured oil and is non-comedogenic. it is also very useful for moisturizing and adding emollient properties to any product intended for use on an acne prone skin. It also contains palmitic, palmitoleic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, as well as alpha linolenic, icosanoic, icosenoic and docosanoic fatty acids. Linoleic acid is very important for the health of the skin as well as cell membranes.
Grapefruit Essential Oil Pressed from the fruit peel of citrus x paradise, grapefruit essential oil is used as a general stimulant for the mind and vascular system. As a skin treatment, grapefruit will stimulate microcirculation of the skin. It has a clarifying, cleansing effect, assisting the body to break down and disperse unwanted accumulations of waste in the skin.
Grapefruit Seed Extract A powerful antioxidant derived from the seeds of grapefruit used as a natural preservative and an anti-microbial.
Grapeseed Oil A light-textured oil high in Vitamin E, linoleic acid (Omega 6) and essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
Green Glacial Clay Made from the purest form of glacial clay available in the world today, Green Glacial Clay contains over 30 minerals and trace elements. It gently exfoliates, detoxifies and helps to improve circulation, re-mineralize and revitalize tired skin. Has a pH balance between 6.5 and 7.3.
Guar Gum Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, protects from free-radical damage. May actively inhibit growth of skin cancer cells. Helps keep skin looking young and healthy.
Made from the ground seed tissue of plants cultivated in India. It is used as a thickener and has 5 to 8 times the thickening properties of starch.
Hazelnut Hazelnut oil is a deep penetrating, non-greasy, lightweight and nourishing oil which has an astringent action stimulating circulation. A well suited oil for dry skin, it contains concentrations of Vitamins A, C, and E, minerals, fatty acids and proteins.
Helio Carrot An enriching extract from carrot root, deep orange in color, also called beta carotene. It has been thought by many skincare experts to stimulate the production of sebum in dry, scaly skin and scalp, also known to calm and sooth the sebaceous glands in overactive oily skins. It is commonly used to increase the formation of new healthy cells and because of its antioxidant power, it is reputed to preserve the life of products that it is formulated with. This notable extract is also thought to assist in preventing sun damage, wonderful for chapped or irritated skins. Regenerative for aging or matured skins.
High-Oleic Safflower Oil rich in tones of red, orange and yellow, Anakiri's blend is an unsaturated oil, cold pressed from the seeds of the flower. High in linoleic acid, this oil contains high concentrations of essential fatty acids and has been known to support cell renewal and regeneration.
Honey A product that has been used for thousands of years. It has healing, moisturizing, beautifying, and preservative benefits. Honey is the sweet material taken from the nectar of flowers and manufactured by bees. Used since Egyptian times for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Honey is full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. Has an emollient property, is soothing and humectant. Emollients make the skin feel softer and smoother, reduce rough feeling, cracking and irritation. Honey is cleansing and antibacterial. Bacteria cannot live in honey, which demonstrates its natural preservative properties. It leaves a micro thin protective film on the skin.
Hydrosols Produced by water or steam distillation of the flower or herb, and contain most of the hydrophilic (water soluble) molecules from the plant or flower material that did not distill into the essential oil. Also known as hydrolat, hydrolate, distillate water or floral water.
Hydrolyzed Silk Amino Acid
Silk is a fiber secreted by silk worms. Liquefied silk creates a mixture of amino acids. Amino acids are what the body uses to build proteins. Silk amino acids are said penetrate the skin and leave the skin silky smooth.
Jojoba Oil nourishing rich golden oil, containing similar properties to skin's natural sebum. Aids in sebum regulation. : reduces wrinkles and stretch marks, lightens and helps heal scars. Jojoba penetrates the skin and is absorbed quickly. Jojoba oil is used to treat any skin condition, acne, cold sores, and skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. Jojoba is natural oil which mimics the same oil as secreted by human skin. So when added to any cosmetic product, Jojoba oils beneficial in every way.
Jojoba Wax Beads A semisolid fraction of jojoba oil. Used as a gentle natural exfoliant.
Kokum Butter Kukui Nut Oil: Cold pressed from the nut of the Kukui tree contains high concentrations of linoleic acid (essential fatty acids) carrying restorative and hydrating qualities.
Rich in essential fatty acids, which aid in cell oxygenation and make nutrients more readily available for use by skin tissues. Kokum Butter also contains antioxidant vitamin E. Kokum Butter is a non-comodegenic (non pore-clogging) material that aids quick absorption and adds a premium texture to your cream emulsions. Kokum Butter helps regenerate tired and worn skin cells and supports skin elasticity and general flexibility of the skin wall. It has been used traditionally in India to soften skin and restore elasticity and as a balm for dry, cracked, rough and calloused skin.
Lanolin, Anhydrous (Ovis aries)
Lanolin is secreted from the sebaceous glands of sheep into their wool. Highly emollient, soothing and softening. Absorbs and holds water to the skin. According to the AMA's committee on Cutaneous Health emollients make the skin feel softer and smoother, reduce rough feeling, cracking and irritation. And may possibly retard the fine wrinkles of aging. Chemically a wax and not a fat. Extremely effective in preventing water loss from the skin.
Lactic acid is one of the many alpha hydroxy acids used in skin care products. It is commonly found in milk, pickles, and other foods made by bacterial fermentation. Lactic acid is also the source for painful muscles after over exertion. Some of these creams require a prescription to obtain. These creams and lotions are very helpful at getting the skin to retain moisture. Lactic acid can help reduce the effects of photo aging, and can play an important role in the treatment of sun damaged skin. One should avoid getting them into cuts as this produces pain.
Lecithin is derived from egg yolks, soybeans and corn. Has a softening and soothing effect on skin. A natural antioxidant and emollient. Emollients make the skin feel softer and smoother, reduce rough feeling, cracking and irritation. Lecithin is made up of many different phospholipids, which occur naturally and are emulsifiers. Phospholipids are a principal component of human cell membranes. Their structures allow special protein molecules to selectively transport ions through membranes. Phospholipids look like triglycerides except that one of the fatty acid chains is substituted by the phosphor compound, phosphate ester. The phosphor compound increases the water affinity of glycoside, giving it the ability to work as an emulsifier.
Lecithin is a super skin restorative agent and moisturizer. It has the ability to penetrate the epidermis and carry substances to the right cell level. They also can form cell-like structures called liposomes. A liposome are formed when a group of phospholipids are placed on the skin; they spontaneously arrange themselves to match their water loving heads together and their oil loving tails together to form a microscopic sphere. These spheres are similar in construction to an actual cell membrane. They are then able to pass through the epidermis and act as a carrier of substances that attach themselves.
Phospholipids in studies were found to be hygroscopic, which means they attract water from the surrounding air and hold hydration in place. They help increase hydration levels in the skin without modifying the water loss rate of the skin. Phosphatidylcholine, which is one component of lecithin has a high percentage of unsaturated fatty acid chains, 70% linoleic acid and 6% linolenic acid. Which in Europe is referred to as Vitamin F. Vitamin F has been found to be critical for fat metabolism and for the release of fat from fatty tissues. A recent German study concluded that linoleic acid one of the most valuable ingredients in cosmetics. The study found that a shortage in linoleic acid increased acne formation. Also they found that the water loss form skin is inversely proportional to the linoleic acid content of the skin.
Lemon Essential Oil Pressed from the outer skin of the familiar fruit Citrus Limon. An antiseptic oil with purifying cleansing properties, Lemon essential oil can brighten pale and dull complexions.
Licorice Extract A juice extract made from the Licorice root. Contains glycyrrhetinic acid, an anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant agent.
Linden Blossom Flower A wild crafted essential oil that has a calming, relaxing effect on the skin, and supports other more potent ingredients to effectively enhance almost all skin care products.
Macadamia Oil Macadamia Nut Oil: Rich emollient oil containing similar properties as skin's natural sebum.
Menthol Crystals (Mentha arvensis) Mango Butter: extracted from the seed kernels of the fruit of the tropical Mango Tree. Mango Butter is known for its emollient, hydrating, and healing properties. It softens and protects dry skin, and is especially useful for renewing skin suffering from the effects of sun and wind.
Gives a cool feeling to the skin and is used as a local anesthetic.
MSM (Bio-Available Sulfur) Bioavailable mineral compound of sulfur which is the fifth most abundant mineral in our body. It plays an important role in keeping the bond of skin cells flexible and protected from cross-linking the bonding of collagen. Also accepted as an anti-inflammatory agent, increases blood flow, a powerful immune stimulant, and assists in the balancing of hormones.
Mushroom Enzyme Long used to enhance immune function and longevity. Can also support against the effects of UV rays on DNA while keeping the skin clean. Contains draining properties.
Neroli Essential Oil
Neem Extracted from the flower of the sour orange tree, this oil is respected for its toning and rejuvenating properties.
Used widely in India as an antibacterial, antiviral. antifungal, antiseptic, antiparasitic agent in toiletries, soap, toothpaste and skin/hair care products. It is used to treat skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, scabies, syphilitic sores, chicken pox etc. It can be used to get rid of lice and control dandruff. In toothpaste in helps relieve swollen and bleeding gums and kills the bacteria that cause gingivitis. Neem powder can be used in a foot bath powder to kill fungus and bacteria. Mixed with clay, it makes a great facial for those with acne and other skin problems. Add to liquid soap base for an anti bacterial hand soap. Use in bug repellant lotion bars to keep the bugs away. Use in pet soaps to kill and repel fleas and to treat hot spots. Neem oil can be sprayed on plants to keep insects from devouring the leaves.
Oat Amino Acids
Amino Acids derived from oats. Amino acids are what the body uses to construct proteins. They are said to penetrate the skin. Oats are a rich source of vitamins and minerals. Oats are high in amino acids, are a humectant, skin soothing, relieve itching and act as a moisturizer. Proteins consist of giant chains of amino acids, the building blocks of life. The amino acid chains are joined chemically by a peptide bond. Plant proteins have excellent skin compatibility and deposit a protective film on the skin and hair. The film is smoothing and moisturizing.
Olive oil Olive oil : Enhances and promotes skin healing and aids in damaged tissue repair
Orange Flower See Neroli Essential Oil
Palm Seed Oil An excellent source of Oligo Proanthocyanidin (OPCs). OPCs, rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, strengthen the capillaries that deliver blood and nutrients to the cells of the body, including skin tissue.
Palmarosa Essential Oil
Palmitate (Vitamin A)
Panthenol (Vitamin B Complex) Extracted from the dried grass Cymbopogon Martinii, Palmarosa is steam distilled and contains properties that are purifying and rejuvenating to the skin.
Palmitate is a mixture of solid organic acids obtained from fats. First isolated in 1909 from egg yolk. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that aids in the removal of free radicals that cells produce. Free radicals have been associated with skin cancer and premature skin aging due to sun exposure. Some experts believe antioxidants are the most vital weapons in the fight against aging. Most of the damage of our skin is caused by a free-radical assault from smoke, pollution and UV rays. Free radicals then turn the oils of our skin rancid, which damages the collagen. Collagen is the protein fibers that serve as the building blocks of our skin. Antioxidants are used in skin care products to neutralize free radicals before they ravage the skin. Research shows that vitamin A encourages collagen production in the dermis, which causes the middle layers to plump out and efficiently retain moisture.
Good for human tissues, used in skin and hair products. A vitamin B-complex group which provides cumulative conditioning effects after extended and regular use. It is absorbed quickly by the hair to provide moisture regardless of atmospheric conditions. Often used in hair care for moisturizing the hair follicles, its use in skin care is often overlooked. It is an excellent moisturizer, and imparts a soft, silky feeling.
Peppermint Essential Oil Steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the familiar peppermint herb Mentha x piperita, its high menthol and menthone content make this oil a stimulant for circulation. A cleansing and refreshing oil.
Phospholipids Phospholipids are substances that contain fatty acids, glycerol, a nitrogenous base and phosphoric acid. They are found in virtually every type of cell and are a key component in all cellular membranes controlling what substances pass through the cell membrane. Phospholipids are completely compatible with the natural lipids found in epidermal layers of the skin. As skin cells die in the natural process of keratinization, this balance is upset, and need to be restored in order to regenerate. if the phospholipids-cholesterol balance is not restored, new cells will not regenerate or will regenerate more slowly.
Propolis Obtained from resin of bees. Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and wound healing.
Pro-Vitamin B5 Panthenol, also known, the Beautifier – Known as an effective moisturizer protecting from brittleness and dehydration and is also known for to aid in the increase of cell proliferation.
Pumpkin Enzyme From pure pumpkin, contains ferulic acid and Alpha-Linolenic Acid. Pumpkin enzyme is nutritive, an antioxidant and a gentle exfoliant.
Retinol (Vitamin A) Great for fine wrinkles and acne, retinol has been known to increase cellular turnover, thereby evening out skin tone and texture and helping to optimize skin function. Vitamin A in a stable form which allows penetration into the skin to work as powerful antioxidants.
Rosehips Derived from the small red fruits that form after roses have bloomed and lost their petals, products contains Vitamin A, which helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration, and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase. This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity. Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which further promotes healthy skin. In particular, it is rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, which are important skin nutrients.
containing rosehips are easily absorbed into skin, smoothing skin and regenerating cells.
Rosemary Oleoresin Extract Stimulating, purifying and rejuvenating. Valued for its reviving, blood vessel-widening, and invigorating properties, rosemary essential oil is known for its stimulating properties on the circulatory system due to camphor and cineole compounds. Contains antioxidants which are oil soluble. Before refrigeration was available people wrapped their meat in rosemary leaves to preserve it. Meats spoil partly because oxidation turns the fats rancid and rosemary retards spoilage. Its preservative value has made it a mainstay in herbal medicine. It is made of oil soluble antioxidant compounds derived from the herb rosemary. As a natural preservative, it prevents rancidity in which vegetable/plant oils have been made.
Rosewood Essential Oil Rejuvenating and toning, rosewood essential oil promotes healing for most skin types and is a valuable epidermal equalizer. It is anti-bacterial and offers relief of the symptoms of acne and dermatitis.
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Sage Essential Oil Steam distilled from the blossoms and leaves of the medicinal plant Salvia Officinalis, this oil's properties are refreshing, clearing and beneficial as an anti-inflammatory.
Sandalwood Essential Oil Sandalwood is extracted from the innermost heartwood of Santalum album, a slow growing evergreen from the Indian mountains of Mysore. Soothing and moisturizing for most skin types, especially cracked, chapped, itchy or dry skin.
Sea Algae Extract Blend of algae collected in the Pacific Ocean primarily around the Hawaiian islands these kinds of algae's have specific properties for nourishment, skin softening, skin moisturizing and skin conditioning—acts as an humectant that attracts additional moisture to the skin
Sea Buckthorn A Eurasian maritime shrub yielding edible berries that are orange-red in color. This fruit extract has an 80% concentration of essential fatty acids and is abundant in vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C and is valued for its regenerating restorative and anti-aging properties. CO2 The process of using carbon dioxide as a solvent to extract plant fats and other substances using no chemical solvents.
Shea Butter Shea butter is highly emollient and easily absorbed. Rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamins A and E, shea butter heals, soothes and protects the skin and has been used to treat dry skin, blemishes, skin discoloration, scars and wrinkles.
Soy Protein Contains amino acids and antioxidants, has great ability to retain moisture and can have a smoothing effect in minimizing roughness and wrinkles.
Spanish Blood Orange Essential An essential oil known for its signature sweet citrus bouquet.
Spearmint Essential Oil Cooling agent; soothes itching; slightly disinfectant; stimulates microcirculation.
Stearic Acid A fatty acid derived from palm kernel oil which soothes and softens Also used as a cosmetic base and emollient. Stearic acid is best known for the “pearly” and “waxy” feel that it adds, which ultimately has a cooling effect when applied to the skin.
Sunflower oil Rich in vitamin E, it is a good source of lecithin (phospholipids), one of the primary components of cell membranes. Emollient, lubricating and moisturizing for the skin. like other oils, can retain moisture in the skin. It may also provide a protective barrier that resists infection in pre-term infants. Studies using sunflower oil have been conducted involving low birth weight pre-term infants that are often susceptible to infection due to their underdeveloped skin. The study determined that infants receiving a daily skin treatment of sunflower oil were 41% less likely to develop infections in hospital
Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Vitamin E in a stable form which allows penetration into the skin to work as powerful antioxidants. Acts as a free radical scavenger, hinders the oxidizing process in the skin and promotes soft and supple skin. As an antioxidant it defends the skin. Helpful in reducing scars and promotes healing. Acts as a natural preservative for products. Obtained by the vacuum distillation of edible vegetable oils. Vitamin E oil is an emollient. According to the AMA's committee on Cutaneous Health emollients do help make the skin feel softer and smoother, reduce roughness, cracking and irritation. And may possibly retard the fine wrinkles of aging. As an antioxidant it is believed to remove the free radicals that cells produce. Free radicals have been associated with skin cancer and premature skin aging due to sun exposure. Some experts believe antioxidants are the most vital weapons in the fight against aging. Most of the damage of our skin is caused by a free-radical assault from smoke, pollution and UV rays. Free radicals then turn the oils of our skin rancid, which damages the collagen. Collagen is the protein fibers that serve as the building blocks of our skin. Antioxidants are used in skin care products to neutralize free radicals before they ravage the skin. Binds free radicals and prevents their destructive action in lipids, cells and cell membranes. Vitamin E promotes the biological stability of the cells and smoothes and strengthens the skin. It also has moisturizing properties. This is the natural form of Vitamin E obtained by the vacuum distillation of edible vegetable oils such as wheat germ. It is an effective antioxidant with healing and rejuvenating benefits that help prevent cell damage by neutralizing free radicals.
Vitamin D3 Soothes skin; has corrective qualities; an excellent skin nutrient; emollient, moisturizer.
Wheat Germ Oil A nutritional oil with naturally occurring fatty acids containing good sources of Vitamin E and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Willow Bark The bark of the white willow tree is the main source of Salicylic acid-like ingredients. A superior exfoliant (both the skin surface and within pores) that is effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving overall facial texture without the irritation associated with the popular alpha hydroxy, glycolic acid. It concentrates its exfoliation action in the lipid-rich outer layers of the skin, where the skin's natural rate of exfoliation reduces with aging, causing a buildup of dry, dull skin flakes. Increases cell renewal. Prevents and heals blemishes.
Yarrow A mild, soothing astringent. Purges skin of deep-rooted impurities and promotes a clear complexion.
Zinc Oxide A physical sun block that reflects the sun's rays and does penetrate the skin and provides a broad spectrum sunscreen. this means it covers the whole spectrum of UVR that reaches the earth (200-400 nm).