Updated: Nov 16, 2019
We often get asked about the ingredients we use in our skin care product. As you know, we are committed to bringing you safe and effective products. Therefore, each product is carefully formulated with beneficial ingredients. Here is what we work with in our laboratory to create the most amazing and clean skin care.
We have categorized all the ingredients that we use in our skin care products into four groups: Base Oils, Butters and Waxes, Clays, and Exfoliants
1. Base Oils
Base oils are obtained from the fatty portion of a plant, such as the nut or seed. These oils have a rich array of fatty acids which helps our skin stay hydrated. They can also provides us with vitamins such as A, D, and E.
These are the base oils we are using in our products and their therapeutic actions:
Almond Oil: Emollient, skin softening, boosts immune function of skin, anti-inflammatory, healing, and improves skin tone.
Apricot Kernel Oil: Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, emollient, wound healing, and scar softening.
Argan Oil: Emollient, essential fatty acids, wound healing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and promotes healthy scar tissue.
Avocado Oil: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, wound healing, supports immune function of skin, regenerative, and softening.
Coconut Oil: Emollient, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, skin softening and strengthening.
Jojoba Oil: Antibacterial, emollient, wound healing, antioxidant, balancing, softening, and soothing to irritations.
Olive Oil: Emollient, wound healing, cleansing, and anti-inflammatory.
Rosehip Seed Oil: Regenerative skincare, premature aging, reduces hyperpigmentation, reduces appearance of age spots, softens scar tissue, tissue regenerative, and wound healing.
2. Butters and Waxes
Butters are the fats extracted from the nuts, kernels, and seeds of plants. They are exceptional at softening the skin as they help "glue" our skin cells together and carry essential nutrients, like vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids, into our skin.
Waxes are great at building thickness and structure in products. They also allow water and water to come together.
We use these minimally processed butters and waxes we put in our skin products:
Cocoa Butter: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, nourishing, soothing, hydrating, and moisturizing.
Mango Butter: Moisturizing, cell regenerative, nourishing, soothing, protects dry and damaged skin, and help shield against UV rays.
Shea Butter: Moisturizing and anti-inflammatory.
Beeswax: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing.
Clays are minerals from the earth that are exceptional at absorbing excess oils and toxins from the skin. Because of their unique feature to gently detoxify, exfoliate, clean, and invigorate the skin, clays are often used in facial masks and scrubs.
Bentonite Clay: Detoxifying, absorbent, and effective in drawing out oils and toxins from the skin.
French Green Clay: Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cleansing, detoxifying, absorbent, tightens pores, stimulate blood flow, and effective in drawing out oils and toxins from the skin.
Rose Clay: Anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, exfoliant, tightens pores, reduces irritation, increases circulation, regenerates collagen, promotes new cell growth, and removes dead skin cells.
Exfoliants are ingredients that encourages the outermost layer of the skin to remove dead skin cells and support healthy skin cell regeneration from the deeper layer of the skin. They are primarily used in cleansers as well as in facial and body scrubs. We use Himalayan salts and Epsom salts.