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Glossary of Ingredients

Learn more about our product ingredients — where they’re sourced from, why we use them, and how they benefit your skin.

A

Acacia Senegal Gum

Helps product to adhere to the lashes.

Alcohol

It can kill most bacteria. By extension, it aids as a preservative and has an active anti-inflammatory effect.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

Enhances the skins appearance, by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness, Aloe Vera can soothe skin and serve as an anti-inflammatory.

Aqua/Water/Eau

Agent for different concentrations of ingredients

B

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

Rich in anti-inflamitory properties to help calm the skin, while also boosting skins moisture

C

Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum

Derived from tara seeds. Acts as a thickener, emulsion stabilizer and texturizing agent.

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

Naturally rich in antioxidants, which has a cell-protecting function as well. It’s a strong antioxidant effect that protects the skin from the damaging effect of free radicals. Contains the Methylxanthines that stimulate the skins microcirculation, positively influencing the tone and health of the skin.

Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax

Functions as a thickening and setting agent, for desired viscosity. Emollient, protective barrier agent that helps prevent the skin from losing moisture

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil is packed with antioxidants and natural fatty acids to nourish and protect the skin. This non-comodegenic oil helps balance your skins natural oils and function.

Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride

Derived from coconut oil and glycerin, it's considered an excellent emollient and hair + skin-replenishing ingredient. Contains a mix of fatty acids that hair + skin can use to replenish its surface and resist moisture loss.

Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax

Vegatable wax derived from the leaves of the Brazillian Tropical Palm Tree, to support product form/structure stability.

Castor (Ricinus Communis) Oil

Full of anti-aging antioxidants. Protects against acne and seals in the skins hydration.

Cellulose

Cellulose is a natural polysaccharide derived from plant fibers. Functions as an Absorbent; Bulking Agent, assists in controlling product viscosity.

Cetearyl Olivate

Derived from olive oil, with moisturizing qualities, as well as used as an agent to blend some ingredients; emulsifier.

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract

Moisturizing and calming anti-inflammatory, with healing properties that help reduce redness and aides in evening skin tone.

Citric Acid

Natural Exfoliant - brightens and evens skin tone.

Coccina Indica Fruit Extract

Active anti-microbial and anit-oxidant properties

Coco-Caprylate/Caprate

Is an emollient that leaves a non-greasy, soft finish on skin

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

Provides intense hydration while also aides in healing of common skin ailments and protecting from outside elements.

Corallina Officinalis Extract

Rich in vitamins and minerals this ingredient rejuvenates natural balance of the skin - soothes, heals and reduces irritations.

D

Dehydroacetic Acid

An organic compound potent in antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Dilinoleic Acid/Propanediol Copolymer

Leaves skin soft to the touch and keeps it from dehydrating. Dilinoleic acid/Propanediol copolymer: 100% natural, 100% plant-sourced polyester (multiple esters) made from propanediol.

E

Ethylhexylglycerin

Inhibits the growth of bacteria, while at the same time not affecting the beneficial skin flora.

Euhoria Cerifera (Candelilia) Wax

Functions as a thickening and setting agent, for desired viscosity. Emollient, and a skin-protective barrier agent that helps prevent the skin from losing moisture

G

Geraniol

Extracted from Geranium plant, this ingredient carries a subtle rose scent, and can be used as a vessel to carry other scents throughout a product formula.

Glycerin/Glyceryl

Acts as an emollient, leaving skin moist, soft and supple. Softens and helps skin to retain moisture.

Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil

Extremely rich in skin protecting isoflavanoids. Contains anit-oxidants that promote the growth of healthy new skin cells, diminishing the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

J

Jojoba Esters

Highly nourishing and effective in reducing dryness, by naturally rebalancing skins moisture.

L

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

Contains nutrients that help protect the skins cells from sun damage and free radicals introduced by air pollution. Lavender is gentle to the skin, however has strong antimicrobial and antiseptic properties which make it ideal for protecting against the elements that may cause irritation to the skins surface or pre-mature aging. Adds a natural delicious and calming aroma.

Lecithin

Soothes, smooths and creats a barrier that seals in moisture due to it's abundance of fatty acids

Limonene

Essential Oil found in citrus fruit rinds loaded with deep cell replenishing antioxidants

Linalool

Soothes inflammation on the skin, such as ezcema, psoriasis and rosasia.

M

Melia Azadirachta Flower/Leaf Extract

Used as an emollient, also contains anti-aging properties

Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Peppermint oil helps heal cracked skin and has a soothing effect

Menthol

Contributes a to cooling effect and attributes to scent of product.

Montmorillonite

Clay used to open and removing impurities from the skins pores.

N

Niacinamide

Also known as vit B3 & nicotinamide, niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and a weakened surface.

O

Oleic Acid

Provides deep hydration that helps prevent the skin from developing fine lines, and wrinkles. Also has anti-inflammatory acid that helps restore the skin's natural oils without clogging pores.

P

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Avocado is known for it's superfood qualities, and works just as well when applied to the skin. It is very high in vitamins A and C which delivers nourishment, moisture and anti-aging anti-oxidant protection to the skin.

R

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil

Full of anti-aging antioxidants. Protects against acne and seals in the skins hydration.

Rosa Canina Fruit Oil

Provides intense hydration, while gently exfoliating and revitalizing collagen production. Rosehip oil visibly evens skintone and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines.

Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

Reduces puffiness and protects the skins surface against harmful bacteria or irritation causing elements.

S

Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract

Balancing, reduces irritation and swelling. Protects with it's anti-microbial qualities.

Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii)

Rich in anti-inflamitory properties to help calm the skin, while also boosting skins moisture

Silica

Assists with product setting.

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

Highly nourishing and effective in reducing dryness, by naturally rebalancing skins moisture.

T

Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract

Rich in Vitamin C, a natural antioxidant, fighting free radicals and promoting cell production and replenishment. Also aids in reducing inflammation.

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Seed) Butter

Exhibits anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-allergenic and antioxidant properties that are beneficial for skin healh. High in saturated fatty acids2 making it an excellent and stable skin moisturiser and skin emollient.

Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Used to carry pigment throughout a product. Given it's resistance to UV rays, it also carries some protective qualities.

V

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil

This microbial oil is super protective and hydrates deeply by balancing natural oils beneath the skins surface. Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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