Ever wonder what all those glorious natural ingredients in your skin care are? Here’s an A to Z Guide to what’s in your organic and natural skin care products.
Acai Berry heals and revives damaged skin cells while it infuses with minerals and vitamins A, B, C, and E. It has antioxidant properties to fight against skin damage, amino acids and immune system enhancers that restore skin health.
Acetyl Glutamine is an amino acid that is a skin-identical and skin-repairing ingredient that can be effective for reversing past damage; has an inhibitory effect on melanin production
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is a synthetic anti-wrinkle powerhouse made from the proteins Botox is made of. It’s sometimes referred to as “Botox in a jar.”
Acmella Oleracea Extract
Acmella Oleracea Extract instantly smooths the look of expression lines around the eye area.
Activated Charcoal deeply cleans the pores of dirt, bacteria, and other irritants.
Adenosine helps prevent premature signs of aging and improves appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract
Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract , or Persian Silk Tree, improves discoloration, reduces dark circles, protects collagen and elastin, and gives skin a hydrated, plumped up radiant glow.
Aloe Vera is an ancient healing plant that soothes and calms the skin, as well as, gently cleans and hydrates. It has natural anti-inflammatory and cleansing effects, vitamins A, C, B and E and minerals such as Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium and Copper, plus enzymes. It promotes deep hydration, accelerates skin cell growth and renewal, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, improves healing with antibacterial properties and increases blood vessel tone giving your skin a glowing look and softer feel. Aloe Vera does everything from fighting aging to treating acne to healing red, irritated skin. Has Vitamin B complex, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Carotene, Polysaccharides, Anthraquinones, Amino acids, Glycosides, Minerals, Flavones, Phytosterols, and naturally occurring Salicylic Acid. All of these natural ingredients collectively soothe, hydrate, protect from free radicals and further damage, have antimicrobial and antiinflammatory properties, promote cell regeneration, and unclog pores
Amaranth Oil is a lightweight non-greasy moisturizer that soaks in fast and softens skin.
Andiroba Essential Oil
Andiroba Essential Oil fights acne, heals damaged skin reducing redness and inflammation
Anise, or Star Anise, is a potent antioxidant rich in anethole which helps to detoxify skin. It also has tannins which help firm up skin for a more youthful appearance.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural astringent which helps cleanse skin and restore pH balance, fight acne, and prevent new breakouts. Clean, balanced skin promotes healing and healthy skin.
Apple Stem Cells
Apple Stem Cells are rich in protein and phytonutrients, plus they help stimulate cell renewal while keeping skin’s essential oils in place. Together, this slows down the ageing process fending off those pesky wrinkles as long as possible.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil is a lightweight oil that gently exfoliates and moisturizes skin. It helps keep moisture which works to eliminate dry patches. It reduces redness and inflammation.
Argan Oil is a lightweight oil that moisturizes skin and when used on hair, helps keep it nourished and shiny. It helps heal dry, irritated skin, fights against acne vulgaris, and even promotes the healing of burns.
Argan Stem Cells
Argan Stem Cells is well known for their anti-aging, regenerative, and skin elasticity strengthening properties. They are the only stem cells proven to penetrate skin’s dermis which means they can help protect and revitalise human dermal stem cells. Because they penetrate skin at a deeper level than other stem cells, they are able to help fight the signs of aging.
Arnica Montana, or Mountain Tobacco, Wolf’s Bane, and Leopard’s Bane, is known for soothing redness and inflammation and heals epidermal irritation.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb with an abundance of antioxidants, iron and amino acids. It’s one of the most powerful healing herbs, and is used to treat stress, anxiety, and exhaustion.
Astaxanthin-Rich Algae Extract
Astaxanthin-Rich Algae Extract is a carotenoid with potent antioxidant properties that provides defense from oxidative damage.
Avocado Oil has anti-inflammatory effects that helps reduce redness and inflammation. It especially helps improve the look and overall health of acne-prone skin.
Azelaic Acid reduces the synthesis of melanin to prevent dark spots and is used to treat mild to moderate breakouts
Bamboo heals, soothes, and repairs inflamed, red, irritated skin associated with acne. It also helps reduce swelling associated with inflammation. It helps skin retain hydration and is especially great for acne-prone or fragile skin.
Bearberry Extract corrects hyperpigmentation, increases cell turnover, and is a natural alternative to hydroquinone for skin lightening.
Beeswax has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It has Propolis and Pollen that actually improves the elasticity, softness, and suppleness of skin. It is absorbed by skin and will not clog pores.
Bentonite Clay absorbs oil and impurities with natural minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Great for weekly masks and acne.
Bioflavonoids enrich, support, and moisturize skin.
Bio-Retinol is a natural Retinol-like functional compound obtained from Babchi Edible Seeds. It offers the same benefits as Retinol but with less skin sensitivity. Bio-Retinol helps reverse the visible signs of aging, protects skin from further damage and even helps to improve problem skin. Provides hydration, visible wrinkle reduction, improved skin clarity and firmness, and reduction in rough skin texture.
Birch Sap tones and balances sensitive skin.
Black Cumin Seed Oil
Black Cumin Seed Oil repairs and recovers skin with vitamins A, B, and C and minerals calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc and trace elements. The antioxidants help heal skin and protect it from future damage.
Bladderwrack Seaweed with 65+ vitamins and minerals detoxifies, hydrates and replenishes skin.
Blue Lotus Flower
Blue Lotus Flower detoxifies with rich antioxidants for a boost of radiance.
Blue Tansy Oil
Blue Tansy Oil is naturally high in Azulene which in addition to giving the oil its beautiful blue color, works to reduce the appearance of redness and soothe dry skin.
Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil
Bassica Oleracea Italica, or Broccoli Seed Oil, smoothes and brightens skin with omega 6 and 9. It moisturizes and softens skin without clogging pores.
Brazilian Ginseng Root Extract
Brazilian Ginseng Root Extract helps diminish puffy eyes.
Burdock Root improves skin quality and texture by increasing blood flow to the skin which helps get nutrients and oxygen to skin cells. This helps heal chronic skin conditions, like acne, psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. It helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles over time. It has fatty acids which help it absorb deep into skin.
Cactus Extract calms skin and soothes redness, irritation and dry sensitive areas.
According to clinical studies, Caffeine has antioxidant properties that may help reduce the risk of wrinkles and protect the skin against free radical damage. Other studies indicate that topical Caffeine may protect the skin from sun damage and skin cancer by blocking UVB rays. Reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness for a more refined, brighter-looking eye area. It stimulates microcirculation and helps reduce swelling.
Cajeput Essential Oil
Cajeput Essential Oil supports a fresh and clean complexion by clearing up acne and reducing redness and irritation.
Calendula contains five compounds—Oleanic Acid, Lupeol, Quercetin, α Amyrin and β Amyrin. Research has shown they work together for powerful antioxidant protection while soothing skin and reducing discomfort.
Camellia Oil is a fast absorbing and deep penetrating moisturizer that also promotes cell growth and turnover.
Camphor fights acne causing bacteria with antiseptic and antifungal properties. It reduces inflammation, redness, and irritation.
Carrot See Oil
Carrot Seed Oil rejuvenates and nourishes skin with vitamins.
Castor Oil moisturizes skin, which causes the body to produce less sebum and reduces inflammation from breakouts. It helps clear up existing breakout and make skin less red and irritated.
Cereus Grandiflorus Extract
Cereus Grandiflorus, or Cactus Flower, Extract promotes cell renewal and gives skin a radiant glow.
Chamomile has antioxidant properties with many powerful skin healing and calming effects. It works as a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic agent. It’s hypoallergenic and helps protect against free radicals (highly reactive molecules that can damage cell function) and neutralize existing ones. This helps reduce skin irritation.
Chia Seed Oil
Chia Seed Oil is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, B3 and Zinc which work to unclog pores and nourish skin. It is moisturizing and reduces inflammation.
Cocoa Butter forms a protective barrier to lock in moisture. It is a well known skin protectant that prevents free radical damage. It softens skin and protects it from the damaging elements.
Coconut Alkanes naturally-derived alkalines from coconut fatty acids that work as emollients for the skin. They act like a natural silicone to lock in moisture.
Coconut Oil promotes calm, hydrated skin that smooths the surface and gently moisturizes. It maintains skin’s healthy oils when used as a natural makeup remover. With several plant-based fatty acids it works well for cleansing, moisturizing, shrinking pores, healing skin irritations, and hydrating dry, flaky skin.
Coconut Water moisturizes, balances, tones, and is rich in electrolytes, Vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.
Coffee Cherry fights fine lines and wrinkles, reduces redness and inflammation and reduces sun damage.
Coffee Extract energizes skin and reduces redness and puffiness.
Collagen promotes strong, healthy skin cells making skin look younger and more radiant.
Colloidal Oatmeal soothes and calms irritated skin. Great for chronic and acute skin conditions like eczema, bug bites, sunburns, poison ivy and other itchy and othe
CoQ10, also known as ubiquinone or coenzyme Q, is an enzyme that helps improve the appearance of signs of aging. It is loaded with antioxidants and skin-soothing effects which help reduce redness and irritation, rosacea, eczema, and helps heal and prevent most types of acne.
Corn Germ Oil
Enriches, supports and increases moisture levels within the skin.
Cucumber Juice revitalizes, tones, shrinks pores, and purifies the skin.
Dandelion Root helps balance oily and acne-prone skin, fights bacteria, and reduces inflammation which makes it an especially powerful acne-fighter. It also tones and firms skin for a more youthful appearance.
Darutoside, or Siegesbeckia orientalis, reduces puffiness, dark circles, inflammation, and helps build up collagen.
Decyl Glucoside is a natural gentle cleanser which cleans dirt, oil, and makeup from skin.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose Oil is rich in fatty acids providing emollient and conditioning benefits.
Fenugreek is one of the oldest known medicinal plants. When ingested, it has been shown to help with diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, inflammation, and several types of cancers. Research has shown that topical application, like in skin care products, improves inflammation and reduces edema (swelling) because it is rich in alkaloids, saponins, and flavonoids.
Ferulic Acid is a plant-based antioxidant that works to boost the effects of other antioxidants while Retinol smooths lines and wrinkles and improves skin elasticity.
Flaxseed Oil plumps and repairs skin cells.
Foraha Oil is from Madagascar is considered one of the most potent plant oils. It is derived from nut kernels has been used for centuries to heal damaged skin and regenerate new skin calls. It promotes fast healing and has germicidal agents which help clear up existing areas of acne. Foraha oil may be found in high quality natural hair growth products because it stimulates microcirculation which promotes blood and nutrients to dormant hair follicles. For some types of baldness this may regrow hair.
Galactoarabinan is a polysaccharide extracted from larch trees which works as a gentle exfoliant. It helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while stopping moisture loss from skin.
Geranium provides a powerful, natural antiseptic that removes facial impurities and excess pore clogging oil.
Glycerin balances and hydrates skin while cleansing away dirt, oil, and make-up.
Glycolic Acid takes away lingering nasties to reveal brighter and fresher skin. It will refine pores and diminish the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, blemishes, and uneven skin.
Goldenseal is an herb that is high in berberine which is a powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent. It is used to treat and prevent acne and other skin conditions like eczema, itching, and sores. It also cleans and helps to heal broken areas of skin.
Gotu Kola Stem Cells
Gotu Kola Stem Cells are especially great for sensitive skin because they work to help reduce inflammation and the appearance of rosacea. These stem cells help protect the skin’s capillary wall and retain hydration in the skin.
Grape Seed Extract
Grape Seed Extract has powerful antioxidant properties which help prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. Alleviates redness and irritation and redness and nourishes skin with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids.
Grape Seed Oil
Grape Seed Oil contains twice the vitamin E of olive oil, plus it has omega-6 fatty acids making it deeply nourishing and softening. It also helps build up a protective barrier from environmental aggressors.
Green Coffee Beans
Green Coffee Beans stimulate circulation, brighten dark circles, and boost collagen production.
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Extract is packed with powerful antioxidants, it helps diminish the signs of aging, calms irritation, reduces discoloration, diminishes the appearance of cellulite, soothes redness and swelling, repairs cellular damage, gently exfoliates, decreases blackheads and breakouts, eliminates dead skin, dirt, bacteria, and other pollutants on the skin’s surface, decreases puffiness, and reduces the dark circles when applied to under eyes. It is rich in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol that research has shown breaks the cycle bacteria-causing sebum, improving and preventing acne and treating oily skin.
Hazelnut and Kukui Nut Oils
Hazelnut and Kukui Nut Oils are packed with vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants while providing long-lasting moisture.
Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone
Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone is a potent flavonoid that helps reduce the appearance of aging. Studies show that it helps protect skin from UVB rays, neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation and puffiness.
Hibiscus Flower Extract
Natural AHA’s which exfoliate dead skin cells which promotes new cell growth and controls acne. This makes skin look younger and more radiant. Also has amino acids to repair and hydrate.
Honey is a natural antibacterial agent that is packed with antioxidants. It helps skin retain moisture and is perfect for acne-prone skin.
Hops are not just for beer, hops are great at treating dry, flaky, red, irritated, and stressed out skin.
Horse Chestnut Extract
Horse Chestnut Extract provides a lifted look to the eye area, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves the appearance of broken capillaries and soothes irritated skin.
Horsetail naturally reduces redness and inflammation while softening and toning skin. It helps build skin’s elasticity.
Hyaluronic Acid is a powerful moisture-binding ingredient that keeps moisture locked in which makes skin plump, hydrated, and young-looking. It’s the ultimate moisturizer capable of binding 1,800 times its own weight in water. It’s actually produced naturally by the body and gives skin its volume and fullness.
Hydrolyzed Manihot Esculenta Tuber Extract
Hydrolyzed Manihot Esculenta Tuber Extract reduces fine lines and wrinkles, helps skin retain moisture, and makes skin look and feel soft and smooth.
Ichthammol heals and soothes inflamed skin, reduces dry itchy spots, and reduces redness and irritation.
Immortelle (Helichrysum italicum)
Immortelle is a powerful oil used in many high quality anti-aging products. It has antioxidants, flavonoids, emollients, hydration, and soothing properties. It repairs and protects cells from oxidative stress, moisturizes, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and helps diminish hyperpigmentations.
Jojoba Seed Oil
Jojoba is derived from the seeds of the desert shrub jojoba. It is a rich emollient antioxidant, high in essential fatty acids and nutrients. It softens, moisturizes, and protects skin by creating a protective cushion. It is lightweight and won’t clog pores.
Kale is rich in skin-loving phytonutrients and vitamins C, E, and K. It helps detoxify, reduce free radicals, increase collagen production which improves elasticity, and increases cell turnover.
Kaolin Clay cleans and softens skin while purifying it of impurities.
Karanja Oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the Pongam Tree and has moisturizing, hydrating, and emollient properties that help soothe, moisturize, and hydrate skin. It’s great for natural acne products.
Kendi Oil hydrates and moisturizes skin cells plumping them up and making skin glow.
Kojic Acid gently and effectively reduces the excess melanin production deep within the delicate skin and prevents the formation of dark marks. It is non -irritating and suitable for all skin types.
Kombucha reduces fine lines and wrinkles, brightens skin, helps detoxify impurities, hydrates, and improves elasticity. Skin’s texture and tone are improved over time.
Kukui Oil hydrates and balances the skin. It absorbs deep into skin and forms a protective barrier.
Lactic Acid prevents signs of aging, exfoliates, stimulates collagen production, and firms skin.
Lavender Oil is a soothing and calming oil that heals red, irritated, inflamed skin. It works as a natural antiseptic and antibacterial, so it fights acne and skin irritations. It helps lighten skin, reduces the appearance of scars and dark spots, and softens fine lines and wrinkles.
Lemon brightens, lightens skin, and tones skin.
Lemongrass Oil has astringent and antibacterial properties which fights acne-causing bacteria.
Licorice Root Extract
Licorice Root Extract Improves the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. It repairs uneven skin tone, is a potent antioxidant, soothes skin and reduces redness, has skin lightening, and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Licorice Root Oil
Licorice Root Oil heals redness and irritation while providing antioxidants.
Lime pearl helps loosen keratinized cells and allows stimulation and renewal of younger cells.
Lupine Peptides is a revitalizing extract complex that smooths skin texture give skin a radiant glow.
Macadamia Nut Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil is a lightweight oil that absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized without feeling greasy. It’s high in monounsaturated fatty acids, including Oleic Acid (Omega 9) and palmitoleic acid. It reduces inflammation and repairs cellular damage.
Malic Acid, or pyrus malus, is apple juice, so it’s rich in vitamins, potent malic alpha-hydroxy acids, phytonutrients, flavonoids,and phenols. It provides powerful antioxidants to heal and protect skin cells.
Manuka Honey helps heal irritated, stressed out skin with massive natural healing power. It actually promotes healing through triggering an immune response which draws bacteria-fighting and inflammation-fighting antibodies to the skin’s surface. This makes it especially great for acne and eczema. In strong concentrations it promotes wound healing.
Manuka Oil was first used in New Zealand by the Maori to fight acne-causing bacteria with its antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps to reduce skin irritation and infections.
Maracuja is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C for firmer, brighter, smoother skin and maximum hydration.
Marigold extract, or lutein, soothes skin, is rich in antioxidants and carotenoids, and helps protect against free radicals.
Marula Oil is very high in antioxidants, omega 6, and omega 9. It helps moisturize, nourish, and rejuvenate skin for a healthy radiant glow
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil is rich in fatty acids and Tocopherols that help fight off oxidation and water loss. Leaves the skin nourished and supple without a greasy feel.
Milk Thistle is a powerful detoxifying agent that can help clear up acne and other chronic skin conditions. Studies have shown it reduces inflammation when applied to skin. This improves skin’s appearance by reducing redness and puffiness. It also is a potent antioxidant which helps skin be healthier and younger looking by fighting free radicals.
Monoi Oil is a potent skin protectant that deeply hydrates and smoothes skin.
MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, helps build up collagen and keratin which makes skin cells stronger and gives skin that smooth and youthful look. It improves cell wall permeability and is the ‘glue’ that holds cells together. Strengthening cell walls makes cells healthier and able to heal chronic conditions like acne, eczema, and rosacea. Redness and inflammation is reduced and skin looks younger and more radiant.
Niacinamide aka Vitamin B3 or Niacin, evens skin tone and discoloration, fades acne scars, and dark spots while reviving skin tone and texture. Proven anti-aging ingredient, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, sallowness, brightens a dull complexion.
Oat Oil helps restore normal pH and maintain a healthy protective layer. It soothes and protects while improving skin’s elasticity.
Oat Sugars exfoliate removing dead skin cells which makes skin soft, smooth, and firm.
Olive Oil is rich in squalane which is a natural powerful antioxidant so it fights free radical damage. It’s also great for reversing sun damage, killing acne causing bacteria, moisturizing, promoting skin healing, improving skin’s texture and elasticity, and softening fine lines and wrinkles. When used on scalp and hair it helps with dandruff and makes hair soft and smooth.
Panax Ginseng has potent anti-aging properties, like reducing collagen destruction, fine lines and wrinkles, and discolorations like acne scars, dark spots, and sun damage. It boosts skin’s moisture and deeply hydrates.
Pansy is nutrient-rich and known for its super moisturizing properties, anti-inflammatory and skin soothing properties.
Pentapeptide is a peptide complex that calms stressed, sensitive, and irritated skin. It also boosts moisture and stimulates collagen production.
Peppermint promotes blood flow to capillaries at the surface of skin bringing oxygen and nutrients to skin cells. Improved blood flow helps heal acne and other skin conditions while amino acids plump up skin cells. This makes for a radiant healthy glow.
Persian Silk Tree Bark Extract
Persian Silk Tree Bark, or Albizia Julibrissin, is a potent antioxidants and healing compounds help protect the skin from the aging process and reverse signs of aging.
Phytostem Buddleja Davidii
Phytostem Buddleja Davidii, or Summer Lilac, has plant-derived cultured stem cells with potent antioxidant properties. They contain Verbascoside and Isoverbascoside which help defend against sun damage, oxidative stress from free radicals, and inflammation. They also have Phytosterols, Amino Acids and Polysaccharides which are potent moisturizers.
Plankton Extract helps to remove impurities, including imperfections and blemishes. Restores skin to a more radiant appearance. Also protects from environmental stressors.
Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil
Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, or Inca Inchi, helps calm stressed irritated skin.
Pomegranate Extract is a natural antioxidant, that protects against premature aging, helps prevent hyperpigmentation, smooths, firms, and softens skin.
Pomegranate Seed Oil
Pomegranate Seed Oil contains omega-5 fatty acid which helps protect against UV rays and sun damage.It also fights aging and improves skin texture.
Pumice exfoliates dead skin cells to make skin softer and even textured.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
High in zinc and magnesium which are vital for healthy hair and skin care. It has antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids such as omega-6 that may stimulate the scalp and help with scalp damage
Pygmy Waterlily Stem Cell Extract
Pygmy Waterlily Stem Cell Extract is an excellent source of antioxidants and nutrients which replenish skin. It deeply moisturizes, soothes and calms skin.
Quinoa Seed Extract
Quinoa Seed Extract decreases the concentration of red blood cells where applied which reduces redness and swelling.
Raspberry Seed Oil
Raspberry Seed Oil is a powerful antioxidant that also helps hydrate and soothe damaged skin. It softens and moisturizes with very high levels of essential fatty acids.
Raw Honey is an antibiotic and very hydrating for your skin, it also stimulates collagen helping to stimulate skin cell regeneration, tone, and elasticity.
Red Algae Extract
Red Algae Extract is nutrient-rich and contains vitamins, minerals, and amino-acids for the visible signs of aging.
Red Seaweed Extract
Red Seaweed Extract is full sulfated polysaccharides, or carrageenan, which is full of vitamins, minerals, peptides, carotenoids, and fatty acids. It’s a potent antioxidant which protects against free radicals.
Red Thyme reduces skin irritations and is a natural antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial.
Reishi is an adaptogenic mushroom that reduces inflammation, fine lines and wrinkles, has antioxidants, and promotes cell regeneration.
Retinol, or Vitamin A, that boosts the skin’s ability to produce collagen which plumps up skin and makes it look younger and more radiant. In addition to fighting signs of aging, it actually reverses skin damage, like dark spots, discolorations, and scars. It exfoliates and improves blood flow to capillaries which feeds the skin cells with oxygen and nutrients. It helps treat and prevent acne and has powerful anti-aging properties. Retinol improves skin’s texture, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, tightens pores, and stimulates collagen production. When just starting to use Retinol, many people get red and flaky, so it’s a good idea to mix it with a high quality hydrating serum and use just 1-2 times per week. After a few applications the skin will stop getting red and flaky and you can increase the frequency.
Rhodiola is an adaptogenic herb that boosts skin strength, fights fatigue and works to increase resistance to stress.
Rhubarb is a good source of Vitamin C and other vitamins which helps fight the look of wrinkles.
Rice Extract helps improve skin texture and clarity by smoothing and brightening dark spots.
Rose Distillate Oil
Rose Distillate Oil regenerates skin, reduces scars and discoloration, prevents the advancement of lines wrinkles and helps skin regain its natural color and tone.
Rosehip Pulp feeds skin cells with the powerful nutrients it needs for a healthy glow.
Rose Hip Seed Oil
Rose Hip Seed Oil is a provitamin A (mostly beta-Carotene) that contains tretinoin, which is the Vitamin A Acid that retinol converts to. So, like retinol, it promotes cell regeneration and helps reverse skin damage. It’s great for fading scars, dark spots, and other discolorations. Rose Hip Seed oil has tons a fatty acids which help moisturize and hydrate which makes it a nice alternative to retinol for dry or sensitive skin.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil, or Rosemary Flower Oil, has natural antiseptic properties, which makes it a great natural cleanser and perfect for acne-prone skin. It helps protect skin cells from sun damage and free radicals.
Safflower Oil is fast-absorbing and lightweight making it great for day or night use. It has linoleic acid which deeply moisturizes and hydrates skin.
From the bark of willow trees, Salicylic Acid naturally removes dead skin cells, loosens sebum to unclog pores, tightens skin, improves texture, and soothes skin. It helps treat chronic conditions like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, and warts. It’s a common ingredient in acne products because of it’s great results in fighting most types of acne.
Sarsaparilla Root Oil
Sarsaparilla Root Oil cleanses, moisturizes, provides antioxidants, and balances skin.
Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil
Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil is a superfruit extracted from the seeds or berries of the Sea Buckthorn plant. It has tons of antioxidants to fight free radicals and is loaded with essential fatty acids 3,6,7, and 9. It’s great to use after sun exposure to counter UV damage. It helps keep skin moisturized and protected against the elements.
Seaweed is a true skin superfood. It armors skin to protect against damage, tightens skin and improves overall elasticity of skin cells. It promotes collagen production, reduces inflammation, and brightens skin. It hydrates and plumps skin which makes it look radiant and young. It’s also packed with vitamins and minerals to give skin cells what they need to be healthy.
Sesame Seed Oil
Sesame Seed Oil is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory agent, and has antibacterial properties which makes it perfect for acne-prone skin. It has moisturizing omega-6 fatty acids which helps soothe and moisturize.
Shea Butter is derived from the pit of the fruit from the karite tree and is used commonly in moisturizers and other skin care products. It is great at reducing redness, irritation, dark spots, acne scars, and moisturizing deeply. It has Vitamin F and other healthy fatty acids which are potent anti-inflammatory agents. It softens skin and helps to build up the moisture barrier.
Snail Mucin is a natural microbial that heals skin while combating the signs of aging by eliminating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Sodium Hyaluronate is a molecule that’s able to hold 1,000 times its weight in water. It attracts and maintains hydration in the skin, making it look smoother, softer and healthier.
Sophora Root Extract
Sophora Root Extract has Tyrosinase which gives it natural skin whitening properties. Tyrosinase is an enzyme in skin that helps produce melanin, which gives skin color. Sophora root inhibits tyrosinase and so it inhibits the production of melanin. This ends up lightening skin and even helps fade dark spots and scars.
Soybean Folic Acid Ferment Extract
Soybean Folic Acid Ferment Extract is a B-vitamin that plays a central role in maintaining youthful, elastic skin; skin becomes actively thirsty for folic acid, especially after exposure to sun
Soy Beans are macronutrients with anti-inflammatory properties that increase collagen and elastin.
Squalane & Squalene
Squalane (with an ‘A’) is a derivative of Squalene (with an ‘E’). Squalene is unstable when alone and so many products use the hydrogenated version, Squalane, in skin care products. It is a natural antioxidant that helps fade acne scars, reverse signs of aging, and brightens hyperpigmentations. It mimics skin’s natural oils to moisturize and soften and prevents skin from overproducing sebum. It hydrates and plumps up skin cells making skin radiant and with a healthy glow.
Starflower Seed Oil
Starflower Seed Oil softens skin and soothes skin irritation and redness. It treats and prevents eczema, psoriasis, and irritation.
St John’s Wort
St John’s Wort is a flower with natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is effective in healing acne because it kills acne-causing bacteria soothes irritated skin. It is used medicinally to promote wound healing.
Stone Crop is hydrating for uneven skin tones, it helps fade sun spots, age spots and skin blotches
Strawberry is a natural cleanser and astringent. It contains salicylic acid that gently exfoliates and removes impurities to brighten the look of skin and shrink the appearance of pores.
Sunflower Sprout Extract
Sunflower Sprout Extract is a powerful ingredient that helps neutralize free radicals and exhibits strong anti-glycation properties.
Sunflower Wax Beads
Sunflower Wax Beads penetrates deep into cells, opens clogged pores and removes dirt and oil to clear up acne prone skin
Superoxide Dismutase is an essential enzyme naturally present in skin, superoxide dismutase is one of the most powerful neutralizers of aging free radicals.
Sweet Almond Milk
Sweet Almond Milk softens and nourishes. It has skin lightening effects which can fade dark spots, acne scars, and sun damage.
Tucuma Butter strengthens hair and promote growth by providing elasticity and moisturizing hair follicles. It’s used in high quality natural hair growth products.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil is obtained by a thorough steam distillation of the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant. Australian researchers found that tea tree oil is just as effective as benzoyl peroxide in fighting breakouts, but Tea Tree Oil is more gentle and doesn’t overdry skin. It is a well-loved natural antibacterial, antifungal, and has anti-inflammatory properties that work for a number of skin problems. It’s a common ingredient in natural acne products because it has the ability to penetrate deep into pores and fight acne plus it reduces redness and irritation.
Titanium Dioxide is a highly effective mineral sunscreen which protects against UV rays. Mineral sunscreens create a barrier on top of skin which makes a physical barrier between UV rays and skin. Chemical sunscreens absorb into the top layer of skin and dissipate UV rays on contact.
Ubiquinone supplies skin with coenzyme q10, a vital antioxidant that decreases with age, and has been shown to reduce the depth of fine lines and wrinkles
Vanilla Planifolia contains Catechins which are polyphenols that have antioxidant properties and condition dehydrated skin.
Vitamin A, or Retinol, boosts the skin’s ability to produce collagen which plumps up skin and makes it look younger and more radiant. In addition to fighting signs of aging, it actually reverses skin damage, like dark spots, discolorations, and scars. It exfoliates and improves blood flow to capillaries which feeds the skin cells with oxygen and nutrients. It helps treat and prevent acne and has powerful anti-aging properties. Vitamin A improves skin’s texture, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, tightens pores, and stimulates collagen production. When just starting to use Vitamin A, many people get red and flaky, so it’s a good idea to mix it with a high quality hydrating serum and use just 1-2 times per week. After a few applications the skin will stop getting red and flaky and you can increase the frequency.
Vitamin B5, or d-panthenol, dl-panthenol or dexpanthenol, prevents acne from forming and reduces redness and inflammation. It helps build up skin’s moisture barrier which hydrates and plumps up skin cells. Deficiencies in Vitamin B5 have been associated with breakouts because the body produces more oil when it doesn’t have enough B5. Adding B5 to your skin care routine both topically and as a supplement or through your diet, may reduce oil production and breakouts.
Vitamin C hydrates, brightens skin, boosts collagen, improves elasticity and firmness, and protects against free radicals. It’s a great vitamin to use every day to heal and protect skin.
Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant plus it has moisturizing, healing, and softening properties.
Walnut Leaf is a gentle exfoliator that makes skin smooth and soft, evens skin texture and removes dry dead skin cells.
Watermelon Rind Extract
Watermelon Rind Extract contains Citrulline, which hydrates and improves skin’s moisture barrier.
White Tea Leaf Extract
White Tea Leaf has polyphenols and catechins which are potent antioxidants known for protecting skin, providing soothing benefits, and anti-aging. It also helps prevent hyperpigmentation.
White Willow Bark Extract
White Willow Bark Extract is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that helps reduce redness, skin irritation, swelling, and puffiness. It has salicin, which is similar to salicylic acid, and unclogs pores and treats and prevents acne.
Wild Soapberry contains tons of saponins which are powerful antioxidants, help soothe irritated skin, and are a natural cleanser. It’s hypoallergenic and gentle for sensitive skin.
Willow Bark Extract
Willow Bark Extract is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) which is great for oily and acne-prone skin. It has natural salicylic acid which exfoliates and penetrates pores to help clear bacteria and eliminate sebum. Working as both an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent, Willow Bark is known to effectively soothe acne and calm psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea.
Witch Hazel Helps with everything from tightening pores to firming the skin. It’s perfect for targeting oily or combination skin, as it can help to balance and manage oil
Witch Hazel is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that calms skin, reduces redness and soothes irritated skin. It is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and prevents skin cell damage.
Yeast Extract is derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae which helps calm stressed irritated skin. It brightens skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Yogurt contains lactic acid, so it naturally exfoliates, it also deeply moisturizes and nourishes.
Yucca is a potent detoxifier and penetrates deeply into skin to moisturize and soften.
Zinc Oxide is a popular mineral sunscreen which protects against UV rays. Mineral sunscreens create a barrier on top of skin which makes a physical barrier between UV rays and skin. They are unlike chemical sunscreens which absorb into the top layer of skin and dissipate UV rays on contact. Mineral sunscreens are thought to be healthier than chemical sunscreens because they don’t absorb into skin.