glossary

Formulated without

ingredient

why we don't choose to use

Animal-derived ingredients (i.e.: Carmine, Beeswax, Lanolin)

We choose to formulate without any animal derived ingredients.

Beeswax

Beeswax comes from animals and we choose not to formulate with any animal-derived ingredients.

Carmine

Carmine comes from animals and we choose not to formulate with any animal-derived ingredients.

Chemical sunscreens (i.e.: Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octinoxate, Octocrylene, Oxybenzone)

Chemicals in sunscreens are made by our friends in a lab. Some are being linked to hormone disruptors and reports are coming out about potential harm to the environment. We choose not to use them and instead offer a mineral based sunscreen.

EDTA

EDTA is a chelating agent that is made by our friends in the lab. We choose not to use it because of its connection to negative environmental impacts on our waterways.

Formaldehyde releasing ingredients

Formaldehyde releasing agents are by products of specific ingredients. We choose not to use ingredients that release them because it might be connected to cancer and inflammation.

Heavy Metals (unless unavoidable during manufacturing and it meets US FDA, California Prop 65 & Health Canada permitted levels)

We choose not to use heavy metals because build up over time may be connected to contamination in the body and the environment as well as other negative effects.

Honey

Honey comes from animals and we choose not to formulate with any animal-derived ingredients.

Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is made by our friends in a lab. We choose not to use it because we think this should be left to physicians to prescribe, when needed.

Lanolin

Lanolin comes from animals and we choose not to formulate with any animal-derived ingredients.

Methoxyethanol or Methyl Cellosove

Methoxyethanol or Methyl Cellosove is a solvent and additive. We choose not to use it because it may cause skin irritation.

Methylchloroisothiazolinone

Methylchloroisothiazolinone is a preservative made by our friends in a lab. We choose not to use it because it may be linked to causing skin irritation.

Methylisothuazolinone

Methylisothuazolinone is a preservative made by our friends in a lab. We choose not to use it because it may be linked to causing skin irritation.

Mineral Oil

We choose not use mineral oil because it is petroleum derived.

Nanomaterials / Nanoparticles

We choose not use nanoparticles because in large doses, they may harm living cells and organs. Insoluble nanoparticles that penetrate the skin may be linked to have negative effects on the body.

Palm Oil (unless sustainable & certified)

Palm oil is a natural, highly useful ingredient. We choose not use it unless it is sustainable and certified because if not, it may be destructive to our planet.

Parabens

Parabens are made by our friends in the lab. We choose not use them because they can penetrate deeply and may disrupt normal functioning hormones.

Paraffin

Paraffins are a white or colorless soft solid, or a wax and are derived from processed petroleum.

Petrolatum

Petrolatum is a mixture derived from processed petroleum. We choose not to use it because it may be unsustainably sourced and there is risk of possible PAHs (Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons) contamination in the body.

Petroleum-derived synthetic ingredients

Petroleum-derived synthetic ingredients are made by our friends in a lab. We choose not use them because they may be connected to unsustainable practices and may cause contamination in the body.

Phthalates

Phthalates are made by our friends at the lab. We choose not to use phthalates because they may be linked to hormone disruption.

Retinoic acid

Retinoic acid is made by our friends in a lab. We choose not to use it because it is linked to a variety of skin problems including irritation, skin color changes, redness, swelling and sensitivity to sunlight

Retinol

Retinol is made by our friends in a lab. We choose not to use it because it is linked to a variety of skin problems including irritation, skin color changes, redness, swelling and sensitivity to sunlight

Retinyl Acetate

Retinyl Acetate is made by our friends in a lab. We choose not to use it because it is linked to causing skin irritation, reproductive toxicity and may have harmful effects on aquatic environments.

Retinyl Palmitate

Retinyl Palmitate is made by our friends in a lab. We choose not to use it because it is linked to causing skin irritation, reproductive toxicity and may have harmful effects on aquatic environments.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate / Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLES/SLS)

Sodium Laureth Sulfate / Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLES/SLS) are surfactants made by our friends in a lab. We choose not to use them because they may be connected to overly drying out the skin.

Synthetic Dyes

Synthetic Dyes are made by our friends in a lab. With many pending studies and not enough information, we air on the side of caution and choose to formulate without them.

Synthetic Fragrances

Synthetic Fragrances are a combination of materials often added to mask or produce odor. We choose not to use any because of an overall lack of transparency about what they are made of.

Triclocarban

Triclocarban is a preservative made by our friends in a lab. We choose not to use it because it may cause environmental and hormonal disruption.

Triclosan

Triclosan is an aromatic ether made by our friends in a lab. We choose not to use it because it may cause environmental and hormonal disruption.

Formulated with

ingredient

why we choose to use

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is made from our friends in the lab. It emulsifies oil and water and creates a nice texture in our products.

Alcohol

Alcohol is made by our friends in the lab. It is typically distilled from natural ingredients like corn and sugar.

Allantoin

Allantoin is made from natural ingredients by our friends in the lab. As a mild humectant, it conditions and hydrates the skin.

Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract

Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract comes from the flowers of the aloe vera plant. It is a powerful skin conditioning agent to moisturize skin.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice comes from the meat of the Aloe vera plant. Aloe Vera juice is a gel-like substance that has been know to help with burns because of its soothing properties.

Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate

Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate is made from our friends in the lab. It emulsifies oil and water and creates a nice texture in our products.

Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract

Rich in Bromelain, a natural fruit enzyme, Ananas Sativus exfoliates dead surface skin cells to reveal more even skin tone and texture.

Anhydroxylitol

Anhydroxylitol is made by our friends in a lab. As a humectant, it draws moisture into the skin.

Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract

Roman Chamomile is derived from the flowers of this beautiful plant. It is known for its soothing and calming properties.

Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract

Avena Sativa comes from the kernels of oats. Oatmeal is often used as a skin protectant to soothe irritated skin. It is also an effective natural exfoliator in face cleansers.

Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl Alcohol is made by our friends in a lab. As an aromatic alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol is used as a preservative.

Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil

Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil comes from Brazil nuts. It is a moisturizer naturally rich in vitamins A, B, C and E to nourish skin.

Betaine

Betaine comes from beets. It is an amazing humectant that draws moisture into the skin.

Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane

Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane is made by our friends in the lab. Acting as a skin softening agent, it helps to make the skin feel smooth without a tacky feel.

Bis-Vinyl Dimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer

Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane is made by our friends in the lab. Acting as a skin softening agent, it helps to make the skin feel smooth without a tacky feel.

Butylene Glycol

Butylene Glycol is made by our friends in the lab. It is an amazingly versatile ingredient that helps in our formulas in many ways.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

Shea Butter is an amazing skin conditioner that helps to restore skins natural moisture barrier.

C15-19 Alkane

C15-19 Alkane is made by our friends in the lab and used as a solvent in our products.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is extracted from the leaves of green tea. It acts as a antioxidant and provides a nice scent to our products.

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is cold pressed from hemp seeds and helps improve the skin barrier.

Caprylhydroxamic Acid

Caprylhydroxamic Acid is made by our friends in the lab. It naturally neutralizes any heavy metals left over from the minerals we use in our products.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a medium-chain triglyceride made by our friends in the lab. It is made by the esterification of glycerin and fatty acids typically from vegetable oils. It helps our products work to maintain the soft, smooth, and pliable appearance of skin.

Caprylyl Glycol

Caprylyl Glycol is a multi-functional emollient, moisturizer, and wetting agent that helps our products work to maintain the soft, smooth, and pliable appearance of skin.

Carbomer

Carbomer is made by our friends in the lab. It is a thickener that makes a light and airy gel texture as well as stabilizing emulsions.

Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract

Rich in Papain, a natural fruit enzyme, Carica Papaya exfoliates dead surface skin cells to reveal more even skin tone and texture.

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil

Carthamus Tinctorius is derived from Safflower seeds. We love it because it acts as a lubricant on the skin's surface leaving behind a soft, smooth appearance while helping to hold in moisture.

Ceteareth-20

Ceteareth-20 is made by our friends in the lab. It emulsifies oil and water and creates a nice texture in our products.

Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol made by our friends in the lab from coconut and palm oils. It emulsifies oil and water and creates a nice texture in our products.

Cetearyl Olivate

Cetearyl Olivate is a fatty alcohol made by our friends in the lab from olive oils. It emulsifies oil and water and creates a nice texture in our products.

Cetyl Alcohol

Cetyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol made by our friends in the lab. It emulsifies oil and water and creates a nice texture in our products.

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract is the extract of various parts of the German Chamomile plant. We love it for its gentle, calming effect on skin.

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract is the extract of the flowerheads of German Chamomile. We love it for its gentle, calming effect on skin.

Chlorphenesin

Chlorphenesin is a cosmetic biocide made by our friends in the lab. We use it because it keeps our products free from bad stuff.

Chondrus Crispus Extract

Chondrus Crispus Extract, derived from red alga, not only helps to keep our products thick, it also is a natural humectant that draws moisture into the skin.

Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract

Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract is the dried inner bark of a cinnamon tree. We love it because it makes our products smell so good.

Citric Acid

Citric acid is made by our friends in the lab using components of citrus fruits. We choose to use it to get our products to the right pH for your skin.

Citronellol

Citronellol is found in many essential oils. The most common places to find Citronella are in Citronellol, Sandalwood, Rose and Geranium essential oils.

Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract

Citrullus Vulgaris comes from watermelons. We love it for its moisturizing properties and antioxidants for the skin.

Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Extract

Bitter orange is a type of orange and we choose to use it in our formulas because we love the clarifying effect it has on skin.

Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil

Bergamot is a type of orange and we choose to use it in our formulas because we love the clarifying effect it has on skin.

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis is orange extract. We choose to use this into our formulas for its fresh fruity scent and because of its clarifying and toning effect on the skin.

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract

The peel of the orange is a great place to find vitamins and polyphenols to keep skin healthy.

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil

The oil from orange peel is a place where we find super concentrated levels of vitamins and polyphenols to keep skin healthy.

Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract

The oil from grapefruit peel is a place where we find super concentrated levels of vitamin C and polyphenols to keep skin healthy.

Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract

The oil from lemon peel is a place where we find super concentrated levels of vitamin C and polyphenols to keep skin healthy.

Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract

Citrus Nobilis is Mandarin Orange and we choose to use it because we love the clarifying effect it has on skin.

Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil

The oil from grapefruit peel is a place where we find super concentrated levels of vitamin C and polyphenols to keep skin healthy.

Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract

Grapefruit seeds provide super concentrated levels of vitamin C and other antioxidants to keep skin healthy.

Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Oil

Tangerines are known for their antiseptic properties and we choose to use it because it helps provide a beautiful scent and clarifying properties.

Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Extract

Tangerines are known for their antiseptic properties and the peel is the most concentrated source. We choose to use it because it helps provide a beautiful scent and clarifying properties.

Cocamide MIPA

Cocamide MIPA is made by our friends in the lab using coconut oil. We choose to use it because it makes our cleansers foamy.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Cocamidopropyl Betaine is made by our friends in the lab using coconut oil. We choose to use it because it makes our cleansers foamy and thick.

Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract

Coccinia Indica, or ivy gourd, is a form of cucumber. We choose to use it for its calming and soothing properties.

Coconut Acid

Derived from coconut oil, coconut acid is a mild cleansing agent that is gentle to skin.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract

We love coconuts! Whatever its form, it is rich in vitamins and minerals and provides a beautiful silky texture to our products.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Water

We love coconuts! Whatever its form, it is rich in vitamins and minerals and provides a beautiful silky texture to our products.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

We love coconuts! Whatever its form, it is rich in vitamins and minerals and provides a beautiful silky texture to our products.

Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract

After squeezing or grinding coffee beans, we use the extract which is rich in caffeine that helps to make skin look lively.

Corallina Officinalis Extract

Corallina Officinalis Extract is derived from a mineral-rich red seaweed. We choose to use it because it feeds the skin.

Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract

Cucumis Melo Fruit Extract comes from Honeydew. We choose to use it because it is high in antioxidants and Vitamins A and C.

Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract

Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract comes from Cantaloupe. We choose to use it because it is high in antioxidants and Vitamins A and C.

Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract

Cucumis Sativus Extract comes from the cucumber fruit, acting as a soothing emollient. It has enzymes that have anti-inflammatory properties.

Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract

Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract comes from the cucumber fruit, acting as a soothing emollient. It has enzymes that have anti-inflammatory properties.

Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract

Tumeric has been used for years in homeopathic medicine. We love it because of its intense antioxidant properties.

Cyanocobalamin

Cyanocobalamin, sometimes known as B12, comes from our friends in the lab. It is a skin conditioning agent that makes skin look and feel great.

Cyclopentasiloxane

Cyclopentasiloxane is made by our friends in a lab. It helps to provide a water-resistant, breathable, protective barrier.

Decyl Glucoside

Decyl Glucoside is made by our friends in the lab using corn starch and coconut oil. It is a naturally derived cleansing agent and we choose to use it because it is gentle and will not strip skin of its natural oils.

Delta-Decalactone

Delta-Decalactone is derived from some fruits and vegetables and acts as a fragrance agent in our products.

Dimethicone

Dimethicone is made by our friends in the lab. It makes the feel skin silky smooth, with a subtle shine.

Disodium EDTA

Disodium EDTA is made by our friends in a lab. We use it because it helps to remove any remaining heavy metals found in minerals and it does not represent a hazard to the environment as EDTA does.

Disodium Phosphate

Disodium Phosphate is an inorganic salt. It acts as a buffering and pH adjustor that helps our products maintain the correct pH.

Eriophorum Spissum Flower/Stem Extract

Eriophorum Spissum Flower/Stem Extract comes from nordic cotton or cottonsedge. Rich in sugars, polyphenols and minerals, we love it for its ability to cocoon the skin barrier.

Ethylhexyl Palmitate

Ethylhexyl Palmitate is made by our friends in the lab. We choose to use this ingredient for its emollient and skin conditioning properties that leave skin soft and smooth.

Ethylhexylglycerin

Ethylhexylglycerin is made by our friends in the lab. We choose to use it because it is a multitasker - it helps keep skin hydrated while softening and smoothing the skin.

Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract

Steam distilled from cloves, we choose to use this ingredient for its beautiful scent and its known analgesic qualities.

Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil

Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil comes from the acai berry. We choose to use it because it is high in polyphenols, or strong antioxidants and is known to nourish skin.

Euterpe Oleracea Pulp Powder

Euterpe Oleracea Pulp Powder is made when the acai berry is ground into a powder. We choose to use it because it makes an excellent natural exfoliator to remove dead surface cells leaving behind radiant skin.

Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract

Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract is the fruit of the of Wu-Zhu-Yu plant which helps skin look radiant and illuminated.

Ferulic Acid

Ferulic Acid is found in the seed and leaves of most fruits and vegetables. We choose to use it because it helps to neutralize free radicals that can cause pre-mature aging.

Fucus Vesiculosus Extract

Fucus Vesiculosus is a brown seaweed rich in polysaccarides. We choose to use it because it helps to decongest the skin leaving behind a more toned and tightened appearance.

Gamma-Caprolactone

Gamma-Caprolactone can be derived from natural products and is commonly used in botanical blends.

Gamma-Nonalactone

Gamma-Nonalactone is an ingredient found in various flavors and botanical blends.

Geraniol

Geraniol is found in many essential oils. The most common places to find Geraniol are in Palmarosa, Rose and Geranium essential oils.

Globularia Alypum Leaf Extract

Globularia Alypum Leaf Extract is derived from the Blue Daisy found on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. We choose to use it because it is soothing to sensitive skin.

Gluconolactone

Gluconolactone is a polyhydroxy acid (PHA). This is a gentle chemical exfoliant that hat helps remove dead skin from the surface.

Glycerin

Typically derived from vegetable oils, glycerin helps skin retain essential moisture.

Glyceryl Behenate

Glyceryl Behenate is derived from vegetable oils and provides our products with a light and airy texture.

Glyceryl Laurate

Glyceryl Laurate is a naturally derived emollient and emulsifier. We choose to use it because it helps us mix oil and water to create a beautiful texture on the skin.

Glyceryl Stearate

Glyceryl Stearate is naturally derived. It emulsifies oil and water and creates a beautiful texture in our products.

Glyceryl Stearate SE

Glyceryl Stearate SE is naturally derived. It emulsifies oil and water and creates a beautiful texture in our products.

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

Licorice root is rich in glycyrrhetic acid and flavonoids. We choose to use it because it is one of nature's most popular brightening ingredient.

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract

Extracted from the leaves of Witch Hazel, we choose to use this ingredient because it is a gentle, effective astringent.

Haslea Ostrearia Extract

Haslea Ostrearia Extract is derived from blue algae.We choose to use it as it acts as a an antioxidant that protects skin from free radicals that can lead to premature aging.

Hedychium Spicatum Extract

Long used in Ayurveda medicine, the roots of the spiked ginger lily as it is known, is believed to have antiseptic properties.

Heptyl Glucoside

Heptyl Glucoside is a natural solubilizer made from sugar and castor seeds. We choose to use it because it helps our formulas blend together more smoothly and it is bio-degradable.

Hexylene Glycol

Hexylene Glycol is made by our friends in the lab. It is believed to help boost the efficacy of preservative systems while also acting as a solvent for other ingredients.

Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower/Leaf Extract

Used in ancient Chinese medicine, this extract comes from the flowers of the Chinese hibiscus. It is believed to boost light absorbers thus helping skin stay youthful looking.

Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract

This species of hibiscus is found in Africa and often used for tea. We choose to use it because it is high in polyphenols that not only feed the skin, but help neutralize free radicals that can lead to pre-mature aging of the skin.

Hydrogenated Farnesene

Hydrogenated Farnesene is made by our friends in a lab. It is a skin conditioning agent that helps to soften and smooth skin.

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil is made by our friends in the lab. It emulsifies oil and water and creates a beautiful texture in our products.

Hydrolyzed Soy Protein

Hydrolyzed Soy Protein is made by our friends in the lab from soy. It helps moisture bind to skin.

Hydroxyethylcellulose

Hydroxyethylcellulose is made by our friends in the lab. It is a thickening agent and emulsion stabilizer so our products are light and airy.

Impatiens Balsamina Flower Extract

Used in ancient Chinese medicine, the flowers of this exotic flower are steam distilled. We love it because it softens and conditions skin.

Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499)

These are our favorite iron oxides minerals found naturally - red, yellow and black, which allow us to make our products beautiful colors.

Isohexadecane

Isohexadecane is made by our friends in a lab. We choose to use it because of its emollient properties.

Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract

Extracted from the beautiful white Jasmine flower, we choose to use it because it imparts an exotic scent to our products and helps to soften skin.

Jojoba Esters

Derived from the seeds of the desert Jojoba plant, the esters, rich in nutrients that keep skin deeply moisturized.

Kaolin

Kaolin is a naturally occurring clay rich in minerals. It acts as a an exfoliator to rid the skin of dead skin cells and other debris on the surface of the skin as well as absorbing excess oil.

Lactobacillus/Papaya Fruit Ferment Extract

Rich in Papain, this fermented version of Papaya plus a skin loving bacteria, helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and helps clear the surface of oil and debris.

Lauryl Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer

Lauryl Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer is made by friends in the lab. It is an emulsion stabilizer and viscosity increasing agent in our products.

Lauryl Glucoside

Lauryl Glucoside is derived from vegetables making it biodegradable. It acts as a cleansing agent in our products giving them a foamy texture.

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract

We choose to use this extract steam distilled from the lavender flowers, leaves and stem to make our products smell wonderful, and because it is known to have antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

We choose to use this oil steam distilled from lavender flowers to make our products smell wonderful, and because it is known to have antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate is fermented radish root. It is a natural preservative and helps to keep our products free from bad stuff.

Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract

Rich in skin nutrients, mango fruit adds a creamy, moisturizing feel to our products leaving behind soft, silky skin.

Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract

This extract is extracted from the flowers of the Indian Lilac. It is rich in antioxidants and is believed to neutralize free radicals that can cause pre-mature aging of the skin.

Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract

This extract is extracted from the leaves of the Indian Lilac. It is rich in antioxidants and is believed to neutralize free radicals that can cause pre-mature aging of the skin.

Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract

This extract is extracted from Peppermint leaves. We choose to use it because it adds an amazing scent to our products and provides a light cooling effect that makes skin feel refreshed.

Methyl Glucose Caprylate/Caprate

Methyl Glucose Caprylate/Caprate is a vegetable-derived thickening agent that is great for all skin types.

Moringa Oil/Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters

Derived from the oil of the miracle tree as it is known, this ingredient makes skin soft, supple and smooth.

Morus Alba Leaf Extract

This extract is steam distilled from the mulberry bush and we choose to use this ingredient for its natural skin brightening and conditioning benefits.

Niacinamide

Niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B, is made by our friends in the lab. It is known for skin tightening properties while also nourishing the skin.

Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract

This extract is steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of the basil plant and we choose to use it as a nutrient-rich ingredient for all skin types.

Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract

This extract is steam distilled from the leaves of the basil plant, we love it as a nutrient-rich ingredient for all skin types.

Palm Acid

Palm Acid comes from palm or palm kernel oil. We love it for its emollient properties that keeps skin soft and supple.

Palm Kernel Acid

Palm Kernel Acid is derived from palm oil and acts as an emulsifying agent and surfactant in our products.

PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone

PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone is made by our friends in a lab. As an emulsifier, it helps us mix oil and water together in our formulas.

PEG-100 Stearate

PEG-100 Stearate is made by our friends in a lab. As an emulsifier, it helps us mix oil and water together in our formulas.

Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil

Steam distilled from the flowers of the Egyptian Geranium, we love the way it smells and leaves skin soft and smooth.

Pentylene Glycol

We use a form of Pentylene Glycol that comes from plants not petrochemicals. We choose to use it because is keeps skin soft and smooth.

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Persea Gratissima Oil comes from the avocado fruit. It is rich in Vitamin A, E, D and fatty acids to nourish skin.

Phenethyl Alcohol

Phenethyl Alcohol is made by our friends in a lab. It is a masking agent that smells like roses and provides a preservative-like effect to our products.

Phenoxyethanol

Phenoxyethanol is made by our friends in the lab and is widely accepted as one of the best and safest preservatives for products.

Phytelephas Aequatorialis Seed Powder

Phytelephas Aequatorialis Seed Powder comes from Ecuadorian Ivory Palm. It is a natural exfoliator that safely removes dead surface cells and debris.

Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Fruit Extract

This extract is steam distilled from the Chinese Star Anise flowers, and it creates a refreshing, toning effect on the skin.

Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate

Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate is a natural surfact blend that safely cleans without removing natural oils.

Polyhydroxystearic Acid

Polyhydroxystearic Acid is made by our friends in a lab from castor oil. It is a soft wax that thickens formulas and allows our natural sunscreen agents to go on smoothly without leaving behind a white residue.

Polymethylsilsesquioxane

Polymethylsilsesquioxane is made by our friends in a lab. It is a light diffuser to make skin imperfections look better.

Polymethylsilsesquioxane/Silica Crosspolymer

Polymethylsilsesquioxane/Silica Crosspolymer is made by our friends in a lab. Not only does it help oil and water mix in our formulas, it also has a blurring effect on the skin to make imperfections disappear.

Polysilicone-11

Polysilicone-11 is made by our friends in a lab. It is a film former that makes our products glide easily across skin.

Polysorbate 20

Polysorbate 20 is made by our friends in the lab. It is both a surfactant and emulsifier giving our products a nice texture.

Polysorbate 60

Polysorbate 60 is made by our friends in the lab. It emulsifies oil and water so our products glide perfectly over skin.

Polysorbate 80

Polysorbate 80 is made by our friends in a lab. As an emulsifier, it helps oil and water mix so our formulas feel great on the skin.

Potassium Cocoate

Potassium Cocoate is derived from potassium and coconut acid. It creates a gentle, yet effective cleanser and emollient for the skin.

Potassium Sorbate

Potassium Sorbate is made by our friends from potassium and the fatty acid sorbic acid. It is used as a natural preservative.

Propanediol

Propanediol is made by our friends in a lab. It is a multitasking ingredient acting as a moisturizer and a stabilizer.

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract

Derived from almonds, it is a very emollient, light feeling extract with excellent skin penetration. It is high in oleic acid and provides excellent conditioning properties

Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract

Derived from Apricots, it is high in antioxidants that help to neutralize free radicals that can cause pre-mature aging of the skin.

Punica Granatum Fruit Extract

Derived from Pomegranate seeds, is an antioxidant that contains vitamins A, C and E and is also a good source for folic acid.

Pyrus Communis (Pear) Fruit Extract

Derived from pears, the extract is rich in skin nutrients.

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract

Derived from apples, the extract is high in antioxidants and maintains skin smoothing properties.

Rosa Canina Fruit Oil

Rosa Canina Fruit Oil is high in linoleic and linolenic essential fatty acids which are key components of epidermal skin cells.

Rosa Damascena Flower Water

Rosa Damascena Flower Water, or Rosewater is not only for making skin smell like roses, but also for toning and clarifying skin.

Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract

Derived from Raspberries, we love the antioxidant, astringent, and cleansing properties of this extract.

Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract

Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract comes from yeast. It acts as a moisturizer helping the skin stay hydrated.

Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract

Derived from the bark of the Australian Sandalwood tree, this extractis used for its skin smoothing properties.

Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil

This oil is pressed from the seeds of the Marula tree and contains high levels of oleic fatty acid to soften and nourish skin.

Shea Butter Ethyl Esters

Shea Butter Ethyl Esters is derived from shea butter. It is light and has a silky-soft feel for long-lasting softness.

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

This oil is derived from the seeds of the desert Jojoba plant and is an excellent skin moisturizer. We love that it nourishes skin too.

Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer

Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer is made by our friends in a lab. It acts as a thickening and stabilizing agent, and it helps to deliver a soft, non-tacky finish.

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a stabilized form of Vitamin C. It is an antioxidant and skin brightening ingredient.

Sodium Benzoate

Sodium Benzoate is made by our friends in the lab and acts as a preservative to prevent bacteria from developing in our products.

Sodium Chloride

Sodium chloride is a fancy name for salt. Acting as a thickening agent in our products, it helps to turn runny solutions into a nice gel texture.

Sodium Coco-Sulfate

Sodium Coco-Sulfate is a naturally-derived cleansing agent and creates a rich foam in our products.

Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin

Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin is made by our friends in a lab. We love the beautiful green color it provides to our products.

Sodium Gluconate

Sodium Gluconate is made by our friends in the lab. We choose to use it as a skin conditioning agent and a pH adjustor in our products.

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate acts as a sponge to help the skin to hold onto water, making the skin plump and elastic. It is known to bind up to 1000 times its own weight in water.

Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium Hydroxide is a buffering agent that helps adjust the pH in our products.

Sodium Nitrate

Sodium Nitrate is an inorganic salt. We use it as a preservative in our products.

Sodium Palm Kernelate

Sodium Palmate Kernelate is derived from palm oil. It is a wonderful cleansing agent.

Sodium Palmate

Sodium Palmate is derived from palm oil. It is a mild cleansing agent and emulsifies oil and water and creates a beautiful texture in our products.

Sodium Phosphate

Sodium Phosphate is an inorganic salt. It acts as a buffering agent, helping us achieve the appropriate pH in our products.

Sodium Phytate

Sodium Phytate is made by our friends in the lab. Since we use mineral colorants, we use it to ensure that no heavy metals are available in our products.

Sodium Polyacrylate

Sodium Polyacrylate is made by our friends in a lab. It emulsifies oil and water and creates a beautiful texture in our products.

Sodium Stearate

Sodium Stearate is the sodium salt of stearic acid. It functions as a surfactant and emulsifier in our products.

Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract

Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract is derived from the flesh of the eggplant. We love it because it is a natural skin conditioning agent.

Sorbitan Oleate

Sorbitan Oleate is made from our friends in the lab. It emulsifies oil and water and creates a beautiful texture in our products.

Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer

Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer is made by our friends in a lab. It emulsifies oil and water and creates a beautiful texture in our products.

Sorbitan Olivate

Sorbitan Olivate is derived from olive oil. We use it because it is a mild, but effect, natural cleanser.

Stearic Acid

Stearic Acid is made by our friends in the lab from the sugars found in vegetable oils. We use it because it emulsifies oil and water and creates a beautiful texture in our products.

Stearyl Alcohol

Stearyl Alcohol is a wax based ingredient that we use as a stabilizer.

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter

Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter comes from the cocoa fruit. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E and acts as a skin conditioning agent in our formulas.

Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Titanium Dioxide is a natural mineral from the earth that can be used as either a colorant or a sunscreen agent.

Tocopherol

Tocopherol is found naturally in various vegetable oils. Acting as an antioxidant for the skin, it helps to provide protection against free radicals.

Tocopheryl Acetate

Tocopheryl Acetate is vitamin E - a great antioxidant with preservative qualities. Like its natural counterpart Tocopherol, we use it because it is a multitasking wonder.

Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract

Tremella Fuciformis Extract comes from snow mushrooms. We love it because it is intensely moisturizing to the skin.

Trideceth-6

Trideceth-6 is made by our friends in the lab. It emulsifies oil and water and creates a beautiful texture in our products.

Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract

Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract comes from the vanilla bean. In addition to smelling wonderful, Vanilla extract is high in antioxidants.

Vanillin

Vanillin is is extracted from vanilla beans. Acting as a fragrance in our products, this form of vanilla bean extract smells warm and yummy.

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract comes from the seeds of grapes. We choose to use it because it is rich in antioxidants.

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum is derived from the plant Xanthomonas Campestris, that acts as a thickener and stabilizer for our products. It makes our products less runny and more gel-like.

Xylitol

Xylitol is made by our friends in a lab. It is a sugar alcohol that helps moisturize the skin.

Xylitylglucoside

Xylitylglucoside is made by our friends in a lab. It is a sugar alcohol that helps moisturize the skin.

Zinc Oxide

Zinc Oxide is a natural mineral from the earth that can be used as either a colorant or a sunscreen agent.