ingredient glossary

With so much to navigate in the world of wellness, here is a small guideline for you.

Knowledge is power friends.

ADAPTOGEN - a botanical that greatly improves your body's ability to adapt to stress, whether it's a hectic schedule, heat or cold, noise, high altitudes or any number of other stressors. This elite class of herbs impart strength, energy, stamina, endurance, and improve mental clarity.

ALOE VERA - Anesthetic, antioxidant, and antibacterial Aloe Vera is said to offset inflammation while enhancing hydration and supporting the body’s natural healing for quick healing with less scarring and smooth, moisturized skin.

ATLANTIC SEA SALT : Sea salt is laden with minerals, including magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium, all of which play a key role in our skin's health, function, and cellular communication.

ANTIOXIDANT- helps protect from environmental stressors and free radical damage.

ARGAN OIL - Commonly used as a skin moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin. With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is the ideal product to give skin a natural boost. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturizer.

ASHWAGANDHA - Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, encourages hormonal balance. An Ayurvedic herb referred to as "Indian Ginseng." The plant contains a full spectrum of healing properties in its roots, flowers, leaves, and fruit and it flourishes in dry regions. considered an adaptogen, as it harmonizes physiological functions in a variety of ways, and supports hormone balance in men and women.  The name Ashwagandha comes from the root, which is said to have  “the smell of a horse” . An antioxidant boost, supports the endocrine and nervous system functions. research has found this plant to have the ability to reduce the appearance of aging skin and to reduce clogged pores.

AYURVEDIC- Mind Body connection healing systems. One of the world’s oldest and most sophisticated, powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). The two main guiding principles of Ayurveda are 1) the mind and the body are inextricably connected, and 2) nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind.

CALENDULA- a plant extract, has been used throughout history in skin preparations. Calendula is beneficial for dry or damaged skin and also promotes the fast healing and regeneration of the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

CHAMOMILE - soothing anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also trusted as an antiseptic and is good source of free radical-fighting antioxidants—a powerhouse for anti-aging skincare that’s gentle enough for all skin types.

CHLORELLA- Antioxidant, Vitamin, A, B, C + full of Omega’s (cell regeneration) Increases firmness, tone, boosts collagen and elastin. studies demonstrate the ingredient's ability to prevent the breakdown the skin's collagen and elasticity, as well as generate the production of more collagen. *Contains Iodine Allergy 411.

BENTONITE CLAY- Purification and detoxification. Calcium bentonite clay is an absorbent kind of clay that typically forms after volcanic ash ages. This clay has a unique composition and can absorb “negatively charged” toxins.

BLUE GREEN ALGAE/ RED SEAWEED/ SEA KELP EXTRACTS - Seaweeds also known, as Kelp and Algae’s are the oldest forms of life on our planet, they are a treasure chest of natural chemicals and beneficial ingredients.  All life began in the mineral rich waters of our oceans.  When we introduce these elements, it helps the body hydrate tissues, hold hydration and are the exact proportions to maintain electrolytic balance. These algae’s are extremely rich in proteins, approximately 50-60%. The best example of blue-green algae is Spirulina, which can be found in alkaline waters.  

RED SEAWEED: found in tide pools and coral reefs around the world, red algae packs a punch with protein, vitamin B12, and a range of fatty acids With its super-concentrated hydrating powers that translate into exquisitely moisturized skin.

CITRIC ACID ( AHA)- Alpha Hydroxy Acids ( AHA) are glycolic, lactic, and citric, acids derived from natural substances. When applied to skin, citric acid can slough off dead skin cells and speed new cell turnover. Tricking the skin to act younger. * slight tingle and redness may occur.

COCONUT MILK POWDER- High levels of Vitamin C which helps maintain elasticity and flexibility of skin It is also rich in copper, and prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots, hydrating.

EGGPLANT EXTRACT: Antibacterial, antiviral, and contains those coveted antioxidants that are vital for timeless, toned skin.

GRAPESEED OIL - Contains fatty acids and polyphenols which can prevent premature aging. It also contains vitamins E, C, and D which promote moisture and help protect the skin from harmful free radicals.

GRAPEFRUIT OIL- Refreshing, detoxifying Grapefruit Oil is known to help clear and tone congested, oily skin. It has a high concentration of vitamin C, a potent skin-loving antioxidant that supports the skin’s immunity and is credited with brightening and evening skin tone and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

HOLY BASIL (TULSI) - Known for it anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and adaptogenic properties, great for those prone to inflammation and breakouts.

HELICHRYSUM ESSENTIAL OIL - ( immortelle Flower) supportive to regeneration of cells and tissue. Known as "Immortelle," this oil has recently gained global fame for its profound healing effect on aging, wrinkled, and wounded skin, helichrysum oil receives innumerable testimonials to its unsurpassed healing power.

HYALURONIC ACID - Keeps collagen synthesis up, as well as retaining mega skin moisture, contributing to the anti-aging benefits to the skin.

MCT: stands for “medium-chain triglycerides. Most commonly derived from Coconuts. This oils attract and incapsulate makeup, oil and dirt. Rich in antioxidants and antibacterial properties, MCT also conditions the skin leaving it soft and smooth.

MSM - MSM plays a major part in the body’s ability to produce collagen. As an essential ingredient in tissue to hold the human body together, collagen provides structural support and impacts the flexibility and resilience of skin. Topical methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) compounds offer an ideal way to maintain healthy skin without using synthetic ingredients, which is especially important when you want to avoid using harsh chemical medications on skin that is sensitive or tender. MSM is a naturally occurring chemical compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, sulfur and oxygen atoms, which together make up part of a class of chemicals known as organosulfurs.

NEEM EXTRACT - Collagen production, good for aging skin. Indeed, if used regularly, neem may help smooth wrinkles and fine lines while helping to prevent the signs of aging. Neem oil may prove to be a natural remedy for eczema symptoms — including dry, red, itchy skin — and be very soothing, but it will not cure the root causes for eczema. antioxidant, anti-inflammatory.

PROVITAMIN B5 - Increases the skin's hydration (pantothenic acid). This has a natural ability to moisturize, soothe, heal and regenerate the skin.

RED CLAY - High levels of Iron Oxide which are purifying, brightening, and help strengthen the skin. Great for those with sensitive skin. * May stain light fabrics.

ROSEHIPS - With up to ten times the skin-boosting vitamin C of oranges, Rose Hips also is rich in vitamins A, B, B2, E, K, and P as well as iron and copper compounds. Its natural antioxidant properties are powerful protectors against oxidative damage, and its said to leave skin soothed and supple.

TEA TREE OIL - Antifungal, antiseptic, antibacterial. Tea Tree Oil is used as a refreshing cleanser that gently disinfects skin while soothing inflammation and lessening redness from irritation, allergic reactions, and blemishes.

TURMERIC ROOT EXTRACT - Turmeric gets its health benefits primarily because of curcumin, a bioactive component. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

VEGAN DMAE - an abbreviated term for an antioxidant membrane stabilizer called dimethylaminoethanol. DMAE helps to tighten skin and reduce sagging, improve firmness and elasticity, smooth lines and wrinkles and also brighten the skin. Derived from a fruit extract.

VITAMIN E - Highly moisturizing and integral to protecting against free radical damage from environmental stress, damage from harmful UV rays, and visible signs of aging.

WHITE TEA EXTRACT - Antioxidant. Capable of strengthening the skin’s immune system by preventing damage due to oxidation stress.

WILLOW BARK - Organic source of Salicylic Acid, one of the most effective Alpha Hydroxy Acids for exfoliating the surface and whisking away dead cells and debris to reveal brighter, more youthful-looking skin.

WITCH HAZEL -Natural cooling agent and antiseptic that’s been used for ages as a soothing, gentle astringent that leaves skin smoothed and toned while minimizing the appearance of large pores.

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