HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL (SUNFLOWER OIL)
Helianthus annuus seed oil comes from compressing the seeds of a plant most commonly known as a sunflower. In skincare, it is mainly used as an emollient agent in cosmetic products. This is made possible by its high concentrations of oils (i.e. oleic acid, linoleic acid) and Vitamin E. Skin benefits of sunflower oil include: improving skin hydration and providing antioxidant protection.
Lauryl glucoside is a dispersant or surfactant that is made from coconut oil and glucose from corn. It is a mild, gentle cleanser that doesn’t dry skin or strip it of it’s natural oil.
LYCIUM BARBARUM (goji berry) EXTRACT
The extract of the fruit commonly known as goji berry, or wolfberry. This fruit extract is an antioxidant and also works as an effective skin-softening agent.
Methylpropanediol is a synthetically made organic glycol that functions as a solvent in beauty products and cosmetics. According to research, it can can enhance the penetration of ingredients (such as salicylic acid) into the skin. It is primarily used in products to aid in delivery of other active ingredients, but not as an active ingredient itself. It also has pronounced hydrating properties that can leave a smooth, dewy finish on skin. Methylpropanediol is considered a safe ingredient and has no adverse side effects or warnings associated with its use.
Panthenol is the provitamin of B5 because and is used in cosmetics and beauty products primarily as a lubricant, emollient and moisturizer. Panthenol is also considered a potential acne treatment because of its absorption properties that can counteract bacteria and its anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that panthenol is safe to use in cosmetics.
Phenoxyethanol is a synthetic bactericide (functions as a disinfectant, antiseptic or antibiotic) that is primarily used as a preservative in many organic and natural cosmetics and beauty products.
Phenylpropanol is a, pleasant smelling, nature-identical material comparable to compounds found in flowers and berries. It exhibits antimicrobial and preservative properties in cosmetics.
Chemically derived and used as an Emulsifier (stabilizes an emulsion). Will not irritate the skin, as it doesn’t cause denaturing of the skin’s proteins. Has a smoothing effect on the skin and regulate humidity.
POLYSORBATE – 20
Polysorbate 20 is used in cosmetics and skin care products as a surfactant, emulsifier, and fragrance ingredient. Polysorbate 20 is derived from sorbitol, a natural ingredient.
Potassium Sorbate. Potassium Sorbate is a mild preservative being used in cosmetic and skin care formulas as a paraben alternative to prevent or retard the growth of microorganisms and protect products from spoiling. Potassium sorbate is a salt of sorbic acid, synthetically produced creating what is termed a “nature identical” chemical (chemically equivalent to the molecule found in nature).
PROPANEDIOL (Propylene glycol)
Sugar derived from starch, is the raw material for the propanediol. A skin conditioning agent, humectant (moisturizer), fragrance ingredient, solvent and is used to reduce the viscosity of a formulation. Boosts preservative efficacy, improves skin moisturization and is 100% natural.
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY) EXTRACT
Salvia Sclarea is a herb native throughout Europe and east and central Asia, and used as a fragrance ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products because of its spicy or “hay-like” odor. It is also known to have antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, and bactericidal properties.
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED EXTRACT
Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract is an extract of the seeds of the sesame, Sesamum indicum. Sesame extract can detoxify the skin. There are many reasons why sesame oil or extracts of Sesamum incidcum are used in natural skin care products. It has a moisturizing effect. In fact, sesame oil is a popular natural moisturizer for babies. Sesame extract has antioxidant,antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It is rich in calcium, omega-6 fatty acids, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamins E and B. The oil can fight pathogens on and in the skin.
Sodium Benzoate is a salt of Benzoic Acid, found naturally in cranberries, prunes, plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves, and apples and used as a preservative in cosmetics and personal care product formulas as a fragrance ingredient, masking ingredient, anti-corrosive agent, and most frequently, as a preservative.
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE
Cleansing agent derived from coconut oil. This ingredient is also used to help soften (remove excess minerals from) hard water.
Sodium Hydroxide is an inorganic alkaline compound, created via electrolysis of sodium chloride. It is used to control the pH levels or serve as a buffering agent in cosmetics and personal care products.
Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol derived from fruits, corn and seaweed. As a humectant, Sorbitol prevents moisture loss by pulling water by osmosis from the air, hydrating skin. Also a fragrance ingredient.
Stearyl Alcohol is a naturaly fatty alcohol derived from stearic acid, coconut oil or vegetable fatty acids, and is used to soothe and soften as a conditioning agent and as an emulsifier.
Tocopherol, or Vitamin E, is naturally produced in sebaceous glands. The type used in cosmetics is usually derived from vegetable oil. Tocopherol is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from exposure to UV rays as well as from environmental exposures to ozone. Finally, it is used as a preservative.
Synthetic versions of urine which in small amounts has beneficial water-binding and mild exfoliating properties for skin. Enhances the absorption of other cosmetic ingredients.
VACCINIUM VITIS-IDAEA FRUIT EXTRACT (preiselbeer) (lingonberry/mountain cranberry)
A superfruit which contains vitamins that are so nutritious as food and are beneficial to the skin as well. Many act as antioxidants, inhibiting free radicals that can deteriorate skin. The omega-3 and -6 fatty acids in lingonberries help to reduce water loss and accelerate healing. They are crucial in maintaining the skin’s protective barrier and structural integrity, and lingonberries are loaded with them. The powerful berries are also loaded with lingon sterols which calm the skin and reduce redness and inflammation. To top it off, they’re full of vitamin E, too, which inhibits melanin synthesis in the skin.
Xanthan Gum is a natural gum polysaccharide created through fermentation of sugar (glucose or sucrose) by Xanthomonas campestris bacteria. Xanthan Gum is used in cosmetics as a thickener or rheology modifier and emulsion stabilizer.
ZINGIBER (GINGER) OFFICINALE ROOT EXTRACT
Distilled from the root of a tropical herb, ginger extract promotes circulation and is a natural anti-inflammatory. It has stimulating, anti-irritant and antiseptic properties and is calming, warming and soothing to the skin.