Extracted from raw almonds, almond oil contains a plethora of skin loving nutrients like Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and monounsaturated fatty acids to name a few. Almond oil is ultra-nourishing and helps to lock moisture into the skin without blocking pores. Plus, Vitamin E helps to rejuvenate skin and can aid in lightening dark under-eye circles.
Aloe Vera isn’t just for sunburns. The aloe plant itself is able to thrive in the driest conditions by storing huge amounts of water, making it a skincare powerhouse that’s packed with restorative nutrients. Aloe is great for relieving inflamed or irritated skin, and is especially beneficial for those dealing with breakouts. While helping to promote the growth of new cells, aloe vera allows skin to heal quicker and can reduce the potential for scarring. Because of the intense moisture that the aloe plant provides, products using aloe can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and stretch marks.
Don’t let the term acid scare you. AHA’s work to smooth, firm, and brighten skin by exfoliating your skin using naturally derived acids. These acids dissolve the bond between your dead skin cells that can block your pores and leave your skin looking dull. Without this extra dead skin, all your other skincare products (like your moisturizer) will absorb better, leaving you with brighter, clearer skin.
Bamboo is rich in natural silica, which aids in the production of collagen, giving your skin a natural glow and youthful bounce. Bamboo is also ultra healing as it can act as a powerful anti-inflammatory and has antibacterial properties, helping to tone and hydrate your skin.
Black pepper is a strong antioxidant that helps promote blood flow, providing more oxygen and nutrients to your skin. Because it’s high in Vitamin C, the spice is also naturally brightening and antibiotic. Plus, the scent alone can help stimulate and clear the mind.
A powerful, natural astringent. Blue yarrow has historically been used to support the healing of damaged skin because of its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. It also works to tighten pores and help pull out impurities.
Borage oil has been used for centuries, both internally and topically, to treat inflammation. Extracted from the borage wildflower, this golden oil has some of the highest levels of Gamma-Linolenic Acid you can find, an essential fatty acid that your body doesn’t naturally produce. Because the oil is so rich in GLA, borage adds a rich and intensive dose of hydration and protective nutrients to your skincare routine. Borage provides essential nutrients for all skin types, but is especially effective for sensitive or problem skin as the oil is highly anti-inflammatory.
We use broccoli seed oil in our haircare because it’s an antioxidant powerhouse, full of vitamins and minerals (like C and B6) and loaded with fatty acids. It’s easily absorbed into the hair shaft and helps to form a protective barrier, meaning your hair is able to better retain moisture. It’s also highly nourishing for your scalp. So, feed your hair the vegetables it craves for luster, shine, and a radiant glow.
Calendula is an oil extracted from marigold flowers that has wonderful antibacterial and hydrating properties. Great for use on problem, irritated, and dry skin. Calendula is also deeply hydrating, meaning it can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and scars.
Because carrot seed oil is so high in antioxidants, it’s the perfect ingredient for use around the eyes or any place that fine lines occur. The oil is high in Vitamin C and E and is celebrated for its ability to rejuvenate and protect skin from environmental stressors. It also has the ability to balance combination or problem skin, providing much needed hydration and nutrition without clogging pores.
Chamomile is just as soothing for your skin as it is in a cup of tea. It’s a gentle anti-inflammatory that helps to soothe and heal damaged skin. Chamomile is also rich in antioxidants which help to block irritants and fight free radicals for a healthier complexion. Because chamomile is so naturally soothing, this is a great ingredient to reach for when cleansing sensitive skin.
Activated charcoal is like a magnet, drawing out impurities and bacteria from your pores without being absorbed by your skin. This helps to fight breakouts, tighten pores and balance oily skin.
We use different types of clay for different needs. Pink clay softens and hydrates your skin, and is especially soothing for your scalp. Montmorillonite (green) clay is detoxifying and purifying, helping to remove impurities and allowing your skin to heal. Fuller’s Earth is a natural absorbent that pulls out impurities and removes excess oils from the skin while maintaining your natural pH levels, leaving your skin fresh while increasing the efficacy of your other skincare products.
The same way that coffee wakes you up in the morning, coffee wakes up your skin. Fair trade coffee ground provide excellent exfoliation for your body without being too harsh. Because coffee is high in antioxidants, using coffee on your skin can calm irritation and fight free radicals, while the caffeine content can awaken and brighten skin. Using coffee topically can also help to tighten and firm skin by drawing fluid away from fat cells. Plus, it’s invigorating scent will give your senses the boost they need to start your day off right.
Eucalyptus is effective when applied topically and as an aromatherapy agent. Because eucalyptus oil is highly antibacterial, it allows your skin to heal, soothing and revitalizing your complexion. It also acts as an all-natural air freshener when sprayed around the house and the scent alone is known to energize the mind, improve mood, and support respiratory health.
Frankincense is a natural astringent that protects your skin and stimulates the regeneration of healthy cells. It works to lift and tighten skin, reduce the look of pores, and repair and replenish dry or irritated skin. The scent of frankincense oil also aids in relaxation and calms nerves.
We all know lavender is a popular ingredient for helping you to relax and calm your nerves. But you may not know that lavender is packed with a ton of skin benefits. Not only does it help to soothe your complexion, it’s also a strong anti-inflammatory and highly anti-bacterial, so it’s great for helping detoxify your skin from pollutants and it’s great for calming breakouts. It also relieves itching and helps to decongest irritated skin by gently hydrating. For your body, lavender works to soothe tired muscles and increases circulation to keep cells healthy and renewed. So lather up, breathe in deep, and let the luxurious floral notes soothe and revive you, inside and out.
Lycopene, naturally occurring in many fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, is especially effective in reducing redness and soothing skin through encouraging the growth of new cells. Lycopene is also known to promote the function of melanin, which evens skin tone and can reduce hyperpigmentation.
Vitamin E naturally occurs in healthy skin. Through time and exposure to environmental stressors like the sun, your supply of Vitamin E may be depleted. Applying it topically will make up for this deficit, and will work to antioxidize, soothe and nourish skin. Vitamin E can also help to diminish UV damage and damage caused by free radicals, making it the ultimate skincare go-to.