French Green Clay

French Green Clay

Montmorillonite

Found in: Fortifying Magnesium Soak

Key benefits: Detoxifying. Soothing. Pore minimizing. 

Derived from: French green clay

 

Named after the French city where it was discovered, Montmorillonite clay is rich in minerals including calcium, manganese, silica, iron, potassium and magnesium. Used in skincare as a natural detoxifying agent, the clay has negatively charged particles that act like magnets, drawing out toxins and impurities. It also has a soothing effect and is often used to treat irritation and dermatitis. 

 

Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium Chloride

Found in: Restorative Floral Bath / Fortifying Magnesium Soak

Key benefits: Essential nutrient. Soothing. 

Derived from: Magnesium

 

Magnesium chloride is a naturally occurring salt compound that is high in magnesium, a mineral that plays a role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body, including the metabolism of food, synthesis of fatty acids and proteins, and the transmission of nerve impulses. It is helpful in supporting restful sleep, managing stress and anxiety, supporting healthy muscles, joints and bones, and controlling oily, red or irritated skin. It’s used to treat a wide range of conditions — from migraines and kidney stones to diabetes and asthma. Many believe that the transdermal absorption of magnesium (i.e. through bathing) is the most efficient way to take in the vital mineral.

Malachite Extract

Malachite Extract

Malachite

Found in: Restorative Floral Bath

Key benefits: Antioxidant. Detoxifying. Anti-Aging. 

Derived from: Malachite

 

Since the days of ancient Egypt, malachite has been believed to have metaphysical powers to heal, purify and actualize positive change. More recently, it’s become an in-demand skincare ingredient, often referred to as the “Botox crystal” thanks to its high levels of both free radical–fighting antioxidants and copper, which helps stimulate collagen and fend off wrinkles. Malachite also works to detoxify and cleanse the skin, leaving it fresher, brighter and glowing.

Rose Quartz Powder

Rose Quartz Powder

Rose Quartz Extract

Found in: Restorative Floral Bath

Key benefits: Purifying. Heart-opening. 

Derived from: Rose Quartz

 

Rose quartz has been used for centuries as a purifying and heart-opening crystal. Its energy is believed to promote love in all its forms — romantic, familial, friendship and self. It also is thought to help balance emotions and heal wounded or negative feelings and negate stress. The rose quartz used in natureofthings products is collected in Brazil and Madagascar.

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate

Found in: Restorative Floral Bath

Key benefits: Emollient. 

Derived from: Water-soluble salt form of hyaluronic acid

 

Applied topically, sodium hyaluronate has an ultra-hydrating effect thanks to the fact that it’s a powerful humectant that draws over one thousand times its weight in water. Used regularly, it can even out texture, plump and soften, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Sodium hyaluronate also is thought to promote better blood circulation and nutrient absorption.