Ingredients and Benefits
Amla Fruit Oil - Also known as gooseberry it is produced by submerging the amla fruit in organic sesame seed oil (these can also be called macerated oils or herbal oils). Widely known as an effective hair loss treatment, it stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth.
AHA Multi-Fruit Acid Complex - A concentrated blend of five botanical extracts: bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange, and lemon. These extracts contain several naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids. Alpha hydroxy acids have been shown to promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. This aids in the reduction of acne and deep cleansing of pores. Improves overall appearance of the skin.
Aloe Vera - Soothes the skin. Supplies oxygen to the skin cells which increases the strength of skin tissue. It rejuvenates and hydrates the skin.
Almond Oil (Sweet Organic) - Rich in proteins, Olein Glyceride Linoleic Acid, and Vitamin D, and is considered extremely nourishing to the skin through moisturization.
Argan Oil (Virgin) - Rich in antioxidants and Omega 6 fatty acids, this oil supports the hydration of the skin and hair leaving them with a soft and silky feel.
Australian Ivory Clay – Considered the most gentle of all clays, it is good for every skin type, from babies and elderly, to those with sensitive skin. It is very nurturing and good for sensitive, acne-prone skin. Like all clays it will tighten and tone the skin, improve circulation and draw out impurities, while gently exfoliating.
Avocado Oil ( Extra Virgin) – Rich in monosaturated fatty acids and high in Vitamin E, this oil makes for a powerful antioxidant. It is deeply absorbed into the skin giving it excellent hydration qualities. Avocado oil is also high in sterolins which help to produce more collagen, and high in Omega 3, which provides UV protection
Banaba Leaf Extract – High in Corosolic Acid (alpha-hydroxyursolic acid) which is excellent for the treatment of dry skin, acne and aging skin. Rich in magnesium, calcium, and zinc.
Bergamot Essential Oil - The cicatrizant in bergamot aids in the reduction of scars and marks on the skin.
Bhringraj Oil - Is in traditional Ayurveda application. This oil is produced by submerging the dried plant material in organic sesame oil. This oil nourishes the hair follicles and aides in producing stronger thicker hair growth. Also aids in the treatment of dandruff
Black Cumin Seed Oil ( Virgin) - This oil is produced from the Nigella Sativa plant that is native to Asia and has been used since ancient times to heal and treat skin conditions. Research has shown it to be effective in treating eczema and psoriasis and improving the speed in which the skin heals. It is effective in overall healing due to its anti-bacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.
Bisabolol - Is found naturally in the bark of the Candeia tree of Brazil, which accounts for most of the world's production of this ingredient. It is a terpene and is classed as an alcohol. Bisabolol accelerates the healing process of skin and protects it from the effects of daily stress. Known to have anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties, a-bisabolol has been shown to reduce UV-induced erythema in-vivo. It has also been demonstrated in studies to enhance the dermal penetration of other ingredients. It is especially well suited for sensitive skin and baby care products.
Black Pepper Essential Oil - This warming oil helps to stimulate circulation, treat sciatica and other nerve pains. Analgesic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic and anti-toxic.
Blackberry Seed Oil (Cold Pressed, Unrefined) - This oil is produced from the seeds of the berry. Rich in vitamins A, C & E it is a powerful anti-oxidant that fights free radicals while improving the overall appearance of the skin. In addition, the lutein and carotenoids help to deeply moisturize and strengthen the skin.
Blue Tansy (Also known as Moroccan Chamomile), is a strong anti-inflammatory oil that creates a sense of calming and relaxation. Like its German cousin, Moroccan chamomile is calming, soothing and anti-inflammatory due to its very high azulene content. It is also very beneficial to the skin and cells of the body and makes a perfect natural remedy for itchy skin. It can be used for sunburn, radiation burns, and inflamed skin. In animal studies, it has shown to be a natural muscle relaxer as well; and therefore can be used for arthritis, muscles, bumps, and bruises. Because it is a nervine, it relaxes and eases stress and anxiety due to nervous tension.This oil is great for mature, oily and sensitive skin types.
Borage Seed Oil – This oil contains more essential fatty acid than any other oil known to man, which helps the skin barrier to repair faster. It contains more than 50% Ferulic acid, which is a more effective antioxidant than vitamin E. The Ellagic acid in this oil reduces the destruction of collagen and increases the regeneration of skin cells.
Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride - Made from a special esterification of coconut oil using caprylic and capric fatty acids. This is an exceptional emollient & lubricant leaving a soft and non-greasy feel on the skin. It is considered an "oil-free" product.
Calendula – Promotes the regeneration and healing of skin. Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Protects against premature aging and the thinning of skin. Safe to use on the most delicate of skin and under the eyes to prevent crow’s feet.
Camellia Seed – Protects the skin from free radical damage. Nourishes the complexion as it is easily absorbed. Imparts a silky feeling without feeling greasy. It soothes skin irritations while forming a protective barrier to seal in moisture. Also helps to protect against sun damage.
Carrot Seed – Beta-carotene and vitamin A help to revive the skin and maintain its elasticity. It is hard to say enough about this oil; it is great for all skin types and non-astringent. Carotenoids provide effective UV protection. In addition to vitamin A it has the antioxidants B, C, D, and E, making this oil a super fighter in the anti-aging arena
Castor Oil - This oil is able to deeply penetrate the skin. Because it is rich in ricinoleic it works to inhibit many viruses and bacteria, which result in acne. Helps to strengthen the hair and stimulate hair growth.
Cedar Wood – A wonderful astringent, that is great for all skin types. It helps to balance oily skin, hydrate dry skin, and soothe rosacea or sensitive skin. It is a regenerating oil that is excellent for wrinkles and promoting new cell growth.
Chamomile (German) - Has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties which makes it excellent for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. It treats allergies, dermatitis, sores, burns, cuts and skin rashes. It balances the sebum production, is anti-bacterial and anti-microbial.
Chamomile (Moroccan) – See BLUE TANSY
Chamomile (Roman) - The mildest of the chamomiles, it is a very calming oil and great for sensitive skin types. Perfect for the gentle under eye area.
Chamomile Powder Extract - Has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Calms and soothes dry irritated or inflamed skin
Clary Sage – Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, it is both an astringent and antiseptic, stimulating blood circulation to the surface of the skin, and promoting cell regeneration.
Coconut Oil (fractionated) - This oil is produced through heat to separate and keep the medium chain fatty acids. It is an emollient that easily penetrates the skin leaving it feeling soft and silky.
Cucumber Extract and Hydrosols – Calming and cooling. Tightens and tones the skin and reduces inflammation. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes necessary for strong cell growth. A natural source of powerful anti-oxidants.
DL Panthenol (Vitamin B5) - Studies have shown D-panthenol promotes stimulation of epithelization, granulation, mitigation of itching and has an anti-inflammatory effect. When used in formulations over the course of three to four weeks, it has the potential to improve the appearance of the skin, including dryness, roughness, scaling, pruritus, and erythema. Further, its moisturizing properties improve stratum corneum hydration, reducing transepidermal water loss and maintaining skin elasticity and softness.
Edelweiss Extract (Chemical & Pesticide Free) - Edelweiss extract has a high concentration of flavonoids and phenolic acid that aid to fight UV-induced damage. Anti-oxidants aid in fighting free radicals and it is also a powerful anti-inflammatory. Leontopodic acids in the plant stimulate increased production of hyaluronic acid and prevent collagen degradation.
Eucalyptus Radiate – This is a mildly astringent oil that detoxifies and purifies. Balances oily skin and clears congestion.
Evening Primrose Oil (unrefined organic) – Rich in linoleic and gamma linoleic acid (omega 6 & 3 fatty acids), evening primrose calms, soothes and rejuvenate dry, irritated & sensitive skin. Will reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, lighten dark spots under the eye area, improve firmness and elasticity. All skin types all benefit from this oil.
Frankincense – This oil tones, soothes and balances. It is great for all skin types. Heals cuts and infected skin. Helps to reduce the appearance of scars, especially when used in conjunction with rosehip oil. Helps to promote the regeneration of healthy cells, but also keeps existing tissue and cells healthy. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Helps to strengthen the overall immune system. Has been used in the before and after treatment of cancer patients.
French Green Clay – Rich in silica, aluminum, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. This clay removes impurities from the skin, stimulates blood flow, and exfoliates the skin, leaving a healthy glow. This clay is suitable for any skin type.
Geranium – A wonderfully balancing oil that aids skin that is devitalized, affected by acne or is overly dry. Great for all skin types. Increases blood circulation and skin elasticity. Helps to fight wrinkles when used in a toner or moisturizer. Also aids in cellulite reduction.
Ginger Root Essential Oil – A warming, stimulating oil that is great for joint and muscle pain, rheumatism pain, lower back pain and pain caused by sprains.
Glacial Marine Clay – Comes from the remote Pacific Islands of North Western Canada. This is one of the most therapeutic clays on earth with over 30 minerals and trace elements. Because its particle size is so small, it delivers those nutrients direct to the dermis layer of the skin. It slows the effects of aging, rejuvenates tired complexions and increases the skin's elasticity. High in silica and iron. As with all clays it removes impurities and toxins.
Glycerin (Vegetable Non GMO) - Derived from both palm and coconut oil, it provides emollient-like properties, which soothe, soften and add foam-like qualities to cleansers. It is a natural humectant and a natural solvent and replaces petroleum-based solvents like butylene-glycol.
Grape Seed Oil – High in vitamin E, flavonoids and linoleic acid, all of which help prevent breakouts. The linoleic acid (omega 6) in grape seed oil serves as an emollient which helps to smooth the skin and fill spaces between skin cells. Emollients help to clear acne-prone skin. Because it is so high in vitamin E, it is a powerful anti-oxidant which helps to eliminate harmful free radicals.
Green Tea Extract- A rich source of antioxidants including vitamins C and E. It is an anti-inflammatory that calms and soothes the skin while helping to maintain the skin's elasticity.
Hazelnut Oil - This oil is particularly well suited for oily / acne skin. Like grape seed, it is high in oleic acid and rich in phytosterols, which make it one of the highest vitamin E content oils. The high vitamin E content makes it a great emollient, while the rich concentration of tannins, make it astringent.
Helichrysum - This oil has powerful regenerative molecules. It is an anti-inflammatory. Heals wounds with little or no scarring. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. Great for all skin types, especially sensitive and dry skin.
Helichrysum Water – Great for all skin types. This water works well with other floral waters and is great for mature and sensitive skin types.
Hyaluronic Acid – Is a compound that occurs naturally in every tissue of the body with the skin having the highest concentrations. As we age, skin loses hyaluronic acid and the ability to hold sufficient water in this reservoir. Feeding the skin new hyaluronic acid raises the skin’s moisture level and smoothes age lines.
Hydrolyzed Rice Protein - A rice-derived ingredient which protects the skin from the collagen degradation from UV rays or other skin irritants, thereby helping to inhibit the skin from becoming further wrinkled or dehydrated. This rice protein is extremely moisturizing.
Jojoba Oil (Golden Organic) – Not really an oil at all but a liquid wax, it is very similar to the natural sebum of the skin and is quickly absorbed. It has antimicrobial properties which inhibit bacterial and fungal growth. Treats both overly oily and overly dry skin. Rich in nutrients such as vitamin E and B complex. Jojoba is recommended for inflamed and sensitive skin as it is non-comedogenic and non-allergenic. Jojoba can actually prevent the skin from becoming too oily, as it so closely resembles natural sebum; it can trick the skin into producing less.
Juniper – An astringent oil that treats acne, helps to remove congestion in the skin while it detoxifies and purifies. Well suited for oily or overactive juvenile skin. Particularly useful in clearing blackheads.
Lavender (Bulgarian) - This is a balancing non-astringent oil that serves all skin types. Aids in healing of wounds, burns, scars and bites. Soothes rosacea, dry and inflamed skin, while detoxifying and purifying. One of the best all-around essential oils.
Lavender (Spike) - Like its French cousin, spike lavender is gentle and calming to the skin. Spike lavender is particularly well suited for blemished skin. It is antimicrobial and anti-bacterial.
Lemon Grass – Removes congestion, serves to detoxify and purify the skin. Improves the signs of aging and helps to reduce age spots. Antibacterial. Particularly useful in clearing blackheads.
Licorice Root Extract - Is an anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant that soothes and heals the skin. It contains liquiritin and isoliquertin which induce skin lightening by enhancing even pigment distributions. Ideal for acne treatments and hyperpigmentation dark spot corrections.
Meadowfoam - This oil has amazing moisturizing and rejuvenating capabilities. Soaks into the skin easily, reduces wrinkles and signs of aging. It contains over a 98% chain of fatty acids, high in vitamin E content. This oil prevents moisture loss in the skin.
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) - Organic sulfur compound naturally found in trace amounts in all plants animals and humans. It is a vital building block for joints, skin, hair, and nails. Studies have shown it to be especially helpful with acne, rosacea, and psoriasis.
Myrrh - This is another powerful oil that reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It is an astringent, immune stimulant and anti-inflammatory. Like Frankincense, it is a powerful antioxidant.
Niacinamide - Is the active form of Vitamin B3. A safe, non-irritating cosmeceutical ingredient which research shows can offer a number of benefits in improving the appearance of aged and photo-damaged skin and improve skin moisturization. It has been shown to stimulate collagen synthesis and production of ceramide, a lipid compound that contributes to the functional and structural integrity of the skin barrier. Theoretically, by improving barrier integrity, niacinamide may help the skin become more resistant to external irritants. Topical use of niacinamide has been shown in clinical studies to effectively reduce the rate of sebum excretion and its casual serum levels, making it effective for acne.
Neroli - Sourced from the Bitter Orange Tree Flowers, Neroli has circulatory stimulation properties, anti-microbial effects and is an anti-oxidant. Neroli improves skin’s elasticity, stimulates new cell growth and reduces fine veins. It is also great for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and scars, relieves under eye circles, balances oil production, cleans dirt, bacteria, and unclogs pores. (WOW!)
Oat Oil – This luxurious oil is rich in phospholipids, glycolipids, and anti-oxidants. A powerful skin softener and emollient. Feels like liquid silk on the skin.
Peppermint Essential Oil- A natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory that relieves muscle pain, nerve pain, joint pain and headaches
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Glycerin - Stimulates collagen synthesis in the skin and improve significantly the appearance of any type of wrinkle. Has good skin firming and moisturizing properties. May be able to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. In a clinical study with 60 volunteers, a significant reduction of the appearance of wrinkles was shown after use of 84 days. May be used as an alternative to collagen injections used in lip products to help stimulate collagen synthesis.
Pomegranate Seed Oil - Is a very effective anti-inflammatory, which soothes and moisturizes dry or burned skin. It improves the skin's elasticity and helps to regenerate the skin by causing old skin cells to be removed more quickly. Prolongs the life of fibroblast cells, which produce elastin & collagen. Helps to slow down the formation of new wrinkles. Also aids in healing the skin and helps to minimize scarring.
Rhassoul Clay - Comes from the fertile Atlas mountains of Morocco. Helps to exfoliate and nurture dry and flaky skin. Great for sensitive skin and skin prone to acne. Like all clays, it will tighten and tone the skin and remove impurities. Contains high percentages of silica, magnesium, potassium and calcium.
Rice Bran Oil – High in fatty acids it has one of the best sources of tocotrienols, which is more powerful than Vitamin E, is rich in antioxidants and squalene. Rice bran is of the highest natural sources. This promotes collagen production, which promotes smooth, soft skin that reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Rosehip Seed Oil - This oil is so great for preventing premature aging of the skin. High in trans-retinoic acids which stimulate cell regeneration and increase collagen and elasticity. This also aids in treating old scars, preventing new ones and minimizing hyper-pigmentation spots. This oil is good for all skin types, except those with severe acne. Has been used in both the before and after treatment of cancer patients.
Rosemary Extract and Hydrosol – Helps to clear congested skin and blackheads. Tightens skin and pores acts as a mild astringent, detoxifies.
Rose Water - Rose treats virtually every type of skin and every type of condition. Especially good for mature and devitalized skin. (Floral waters are the primary ingredient in our toners.)
Sandalwood (Australian) – Cultivated in a controlled environment that ensures the ongoing production of this precious oil. Wonderful for all skin types, sandalwood meets virtually every need the skin has. Great for dry skin, hypersensitive skin, acne-prone skin, rosacea, scars and wrinkles. It is very regenerative with anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Sea Buckthorn – Rich in vitamins C and E. High in saturated fatty acids, carotene, and amino acids. It helps to combat dryness, wrinkles and also heals burns and eczema while regenerating skin cells.
Seaweed Powder – Rich in Vitamin B12 (which is not found in land plant sources), vitamin E, amino acids, minerals and trace elements. It is an effective cleanser and powerful detoxifier. Seaweed powder is suitable for all skin types, it improves circulation and gives the skin a healthy glow.
Silk Peptide - 100% silk protein aids in holding and releasing moisture depending on temperature and humidity, imparts a silky feel and controls the growth of melanin.
Soy Bean Oil – Is very high in vitamin K and E. Vitamin K is one of the most beneficial ingredients for treating dark circles. It has excellent antioxidant properties that stimulate cell regeneration. This is great for stretch marks and old scars. Rich in fatty acids, omega 6 and omega 3 it helps to maintain healthy cells and overall healthy body functions.
Sodium Lactate - Antimicrobial and is strongly hygroscopic. Used for its powerful humectant properties. It is also a PH adjuster in formulations.
St. Johns Wort – Antiseptic, antiviral and astringent. A pain reliever that aids in the reduction of swelling and bruising.
Vitamin C (magnesium ascorbyl phosphate) -Very stable vitamin C derivative that does not degrade in formulas containing water. Light-stable and oxygen-stable. Potent antioxidant improves the appearance of aged and fragile skin. Helps to brighten the skin and fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Vitamin C (Tatrahexyldecyl Ascorbate)– This is a very stable oil-soluble Vitamin C ester which has anti-oxidant activity. Studies have shown it to stimulate collagen production as well as brighten the skin by inhibiting melanogenesis (the production of pigment that causes dark spots). Unlike ascorbic acid, it will not exfoliate or irritate the skin.
Vitamin E Acetate – A very stable form of Vitamin E that helps to protect cell membranes from damage caused by oxygen free radicals. Studies have shown it to help prevent premature aging induced by UV rays and that topical application is more effective than dietary supplements.
Wheat Grass Powder - Soothes, moisturizes and revitalizes the skin's appearance. Contains high levels of anti-oxidants and is rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
Willow Bark - A source of natural salicylic acid, which is both analgesic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent. Contributes to the preservative efficacy of formulas.
White Willow Bark Powder - Is an effective anti-bacterial agent, which makes it useful in the treatment of acne and juvenile imperfections. It is an astringent, exfoliant and helps to control the sebum production.
Witch Hazel – Witch hazel, in itself, not a full spectrum cure for acne but it has strong astringent qualities and is more gentle to the skin than commercial acne formulas. It is an anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-irritant that helps to reduce inflammations. It tightens and tones the skin. Helps to reduce puffiness due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Good for both oil and dry or mature skin.