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ingredientsIn our commitment to transparency, we have built out a glossary containing details on every single ingredient found within our products.

Glossary

3-Hexanol (3-Hexanol)

3-Hexanol (3-Hexanol)

3-Hexanol is an organic scent compound that occurs naturally in pineapples. It has an herbaceous aroma.

Key Benefits: Scent enhancer
Derived from: Pineapples

Abyssinian Oil (Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil)

Abyssinian Oil (Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil)

Abyssinian Oil has a unique molecular structure not found in any other naturally occurring substance. Packed with rich unsaturated fatty acids, it hydrates and nourishes the skin. Its lightweight texture is non-greasy, with a luxuriously velvety feel.

Key Benefits: Moisturizing Protects natural skin barrier
Derived from: Crambe Abyssinica Seeds

Arnica Extract (Arnica Montana)

Arnica Extract (Arnica Montana)

Arnica is a flowering plant that grows mainly in Europe, Siberia and parts of North America. An analgesic and anti-inflammatory, it has long been used topically in both traditional and homeopathic medicines for pain relief and to help with the reduction of bruising and swelling. It's proven especially effective in treating arthritis. Arnica extract has also been reported to increase resistance to bacterial infections.

Key Benefits: Anti-inflammatory Analgesic Reduces bruising and swelling
Derived from: Arnica Flowers

Ascorbyl Palmitate (Ascorbyl Palmitate)

Ascorbyl Palmitate (Ascorbyl Palmitate)

Ascorbyl Palmitate is a fat-soluble Vitamin C and natural preservative that helps keep formulas free of spoilage and rancidity. An antioxidant, it protects skin from free-radical damage and visible signs of aging.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Natural Preservative
Derived from: A mix of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and Palmitic Acid

Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima)

Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima)

The avocado is a fruit native to Mexico and Central America whose oil is produced by expressing the dried pulp. Rich in fatty acids, avocado oil has been used for almost two thousand years (reports stretch back to AD 900) for its soothing and nourishing effect on the skin. Today, the intensely hydrating oil is often found in moisturizers and anti-aging formulas. It's also used to quench dry, cracked skin and to help ease conditions like Eczema and Psoriasis.

Key Benefits: Moisturizing
Derived from: Avocados

Bacopa (Bacopa Monnieri)

Bacopa (Bacopa Monnieri)

Bacopa is a perennial herb that grows in wetlands throughout the world. It has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to improve memory, treat anxiety and reduce the symptoms of certain diseases and disorders, including epilepsy. Some research shows that Bacopa can increase cognitive function as well.

Found In:

Lucidity Powder

Key Benefits: Nootropic Antioxidant Anti-inflammatory
Derived from: Bacopa Plants

Beet Juice Powder (Beta Vulgaris)

Beet Juice Powder (Beta Vulgaris)

Beets are one of the richest dietary sources of antioxidants, which protect against environmental stressors and free radicals linked to everything from cancer and liver damage to aging skin. They're also high in nitrates that help improve blood pressure and support a healthy circulation of blood flow to the brain, heart, and muscles. It's believed that beets can boost physical stamina (especially during a workout).

Found In:

Lucidity Powder

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Boosts stamina Supports healthy circulation
Derived from: Beets

Behenyl Alcohol (Behenyl Alcohol)

Behenyl Alcohol (Behenyl Alcohol)

Behenyl Alcohol is a natural fatty alcohol commonly used as a thickening agent in cosmetics. It also has emollient properties that soften and soothe the skin.

Key Benefits: Emollient Emulsifier Thickening agent
Derived from: Grape seeds

Benzyl Acetate (Benzyl Acetate)

Benzyl Acetate (Benzyl Acetate)

Benzyl Acetate is an organic ester with a sweet, floral aroma.

Key Benefits: Aromatherapeutic
Derived from: A condensation of Benzyl Alcohol and Acetic Acid

Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus Aurantium Bergamia)

Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus Aurantium Bergamia)

Bergamot Essential Oil has a fresh floral citrus scent often used in aromatherapy for a variety of purposes including the alleviation of stress-related fatigue, restoring appetite and strengthening the immune system. It is also known to help relieve skin irritations such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and superficial wonds.

Key Benefits: Aromatherapeutic
Derived from: Bergamot Fruit

Bisabolol (Bisabolol)

Bisabolol (Bisabolol)

Bisabolol is a multi-benefit skincare oil derived from chamomile that has a sweet scent. It has a calming effect, relieving damage and irritation while stimulating the healing process. High in panthenol, it is a natural emollient and humectant, drawing moisture into the skin to keep it hydrated and nourished. It's also rich in antioxidants, which prevent harm from free radicals that can cause visible signs of aging.

Key Benefits: Moisturizing Antioxidant Anti-irritant Antimicrobial
Derived from: Chamomile plants

Bitter Orange Extract (Citrus Aurantium Amara)

Bitter Orange Extract (Citrus Aurantium Amara)

This extract is made from the flowers and peel of the bitter orange plant which is originally native to South Vietnam, but now grown in several countries. It is said to gently cleanse away impurities without stripping the skin. Its scent imparts a fresh, leafy-green and lightly floral citrus note to formulations.

Key Benefits: Cleansing Absorbs excess sebum Sensorial
Derived from: Bitter orange leaves and twigs

Black Pepper Seed Oil (Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Seed Oil)

Black Pepper Seed Oil (Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Seed Oil)

Extracted from peppercorns, black pepper oil has the same warm, spicy aroma. An anti-inflammatory, it's applied locally to reduce aches and pains. It's also rich in antioxidants, which protect the skin from environmental damage.

Key Benefits: Anti-inflammatory Analgesic Antioxidant
Derived from: Peppercorn fruit

Borage Seed Oil (Borago Officinalis)

Borage Seed Oil (Borago Officinalis)

Borage Seed Oil is a rich source of the essential fatty acid Gamma Linolenic Acid, which is shown to improve the skin's protective barrier. It is traditionally used to treat all kinds of skin inflammation including eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and rosacea.

Key Benefits: Anti-inflammatory Moisturizing Strengthens skin barrier
Derived from: Borage seeds

Boswellia Extract (Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract)

Boswellia Extract (Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract)

The Boswellia tree grows in dry mountainous regions of India, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. Its resin extract has been used medicinally for thousands of years and remains a staple in Ayurvedic practices. A powerful anti-inflammatory, Boswellia is proven to reduce pain and improve symptoms associated with osteoarthritis and ulcerative colitis. Studies show that it may also help with asthma, fine lines and wrinkles (when applied topically) and inflammatory bowel disease.

Key Benefits: Anti-inflammatory Analgesic
Derived from: Boswellia trees

Bromelain (Bromelain)

Bromelain (Bromelain)

Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme extract derived from pineapples. For centuries, it has been used as a naturopathic agent throughout Central and South America. An anti-inflammatory, it helps soothe pain and reduce swelling. It's often used to prevent muscle soreness after a workout. Early studies show it might be effective in preventing certain types of cancer.

Key Benefits: Analgesic Anti-inflammatory Soothing
Derived from: Pineapple plants

Caprylhydroxamic Acid (Caprylhydroxamic Acid)

Caprylhydroxamic Acid (Caprylhydroxamic Acid)

Caprylhydroxamic Acid is an amino acid derived from coconut oil. It works as a preservative and antifungal agent.

Key Benefits: Natural preservative Antifungal
Derived from: Coconut Oil

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride)

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride)

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an excellent hydrating and skin-repairing ingredient. The mix of fatty acids can aid the repair of the skin's surface and assist in moisture loss.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Prevents moisture loss
Derived from: Coconut

Capsaicin (Capsicum Frutescens Oleoresin)

Capsaicin (Capsicum Frutescens Oleoresin)

The heat-producing ingredient in chili peppers, Capsaicin relieves muscle and joint pain from strains, sprains, arthritis, bruising, and backaches by inducing a topically warming sensation that activates certain nerve cells. With regular use, Capsaicin can reduce the body's amount of substance P, a neurotransmitter that heightens pain perceptions.

Key Benefits: Anti-inflammatory Analgesic Increases blood flow
Derived from: Chili Peppers

Cardamom Seed Essential Oil (Elettaria Cardamomum)

Cardamom Seed Essential Oil (Elettaria Cardamomum)

Cardamom Seed Essential Oil has been shown to provide relief from muscle aches and cramps. It has a warming effect similar to a camphor medicinal and a spicy, woody scent.

Key Benefits: Analgesic
Derived from: Cardamom Seeds

Cedarwood Oil (Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Oil)

Cedarwood Oil (Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Oil)

Cedarwood Oil is distilled from the wood of cedar trees. It is known for its pleasant woodsy scent and multitude of skin benefits. Which include soothing dryness, irritation and itchiness and combating oil buildup and acne. It's also used in aromatherapy for its calming effect.

Key Benefits: Antibacterial Astringent Anti-inflammatory
Derived from: Cedar Trees

Cetearyl Alcohol (Cetearyl Alcohol)

Cetearyl Alcohol (Cetearyl Alcohol)

Cetearyl Alcohol is a stabilizing and texture-enhancing agent derived from coconuts. It Is unlike other alcohols that irritate and dry out the skin. In fact, it has emollient properties that nourish and condition the epidermis.

Key Benefits: Stabilizer Texture enhancer Emollient
Derived from: Coconuts

Cetearyl Olivate (Cetearyl Olivate)

Cetearyl Olivate (Cetearyl Olivate)

Cetearyl Olivate is a plant-derived waxy ester that works as an emulsifier and texture agent.

Key Benefits: Emulsifier Texture enhancer
Derived from: Cetearyl Alcohol Olive Oil

Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose (Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose)

Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose (Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose)

Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose is a thickening agent and stabilizing agent. It also helps skin retain its natural moisture.

Key Benefits: Stabilizer Thickening agent Emollient
Derived from: A mix of Cetyl Alcohol and Hydroxyethylcellulose

Citric Acid (Citric Acid)

Citric Acid (Citric Acid)

Citric Acid is used in skincare to adjust the acidity of the formula. In nutritional supplements, citric acid balances the acidic flavor and acts as a natural preservative.

Key Benefits: Natural preservative Flavor agent
Derived from: Citrus fruits

Cocoa Bean Extract (Theobromine)

Cocoa Bean Extract (Theobromine)

Theobromine is a mild stimulant found in cacao plants and tea leaves. It enhances energy and is thought to improve alertness, mood and focus. It also appears to support cardiovascular health, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Found In:

Lucidity Powder

Key Benefits: Energizing Nootropic Supports cardiovascular health
Derived from: Cocoa Plants

Coffee Seed Oil (Coffea Arabica Seed Oil)

Coffee Seed Oil (Coffea Arabica Seed Oil)

Extracted from the coffee seed plant, this rich and luxurious oil hydrates the skin and locks in moisture. Studies show that when used regularly, it can also help regenerate the epidermis, resulting in a smoother and healthier look and feel. High in antioxidants, it protects against UV and free-radical damage.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Hydrating Skin-regenerating
Derived from: Coffee Seed Plants

Comfrey Leaf Extract (Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract)

Comfrey Leaf Extract (Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract)

Comfrey Extract is something of a naturopathic cure-all, used to treat conditions ranging from digestive issues to broken bones to certain types of cancer. Applied topically, it can help relieve pain, soothe irritation and accelerate bruise and wound repair (thanks to its constituent allantoin, which stimulates the growth of new skin cells). An anti-inflammatory, it's particularly effective in relieving discomfort associated with back pain, osteoarthritis and sprains.

Key Benefits: Anti-inflammatory Analgesic Healing
Derived from: Comfrey leaves

Delta-Decalactone (Delta-Decalactone)

Delta-Decalactone (Delta-Decalactone)

Delta-Decalactone is a coconut-derived lactone that imparts a fresh, sweet, coconutty and peach-like scent.

Key Benefits: Scent enhancer
Derived from: Coconuts

Desert Date Oil (Balanites Roxburghii Seed Oil)

Desert Date Oil (Balanites Roxburghii Seed Oil)

Rich in essential fatty acids and nutrients including iron, thiamine, and vitamin E, desert date oil is used to hydrate and nourish parched skin. It's also high in antioxidants, which protect against free-radical damage known to accelerate aging. Desert date oil is frequently used to quench dry and damaged hair as well.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Emollient
Derived from: Organic Desert Dates

Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil)

Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil)

Geranium Oil has a lush, leafy-green scent with a slight hint of pepper. In aromatherapy, it is used to soothe and relax. As a skincare ingredient, it has antimicrobial and astringent properties that help prevent acne while toning and tightening the skin. It is also rich in antioxidants that combat the harmful environmental stressors that cause signs of visible aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. 

Key Benefits: Anti-aging Antimicrobial Astringent Aromatherapeutic
Derived from: Geraniums

Ginger Root Extract (Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract)

Ginger Root Extract (Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract)

Ginger is a perennial herb native to Southeast Asia. It's one of the most widely used naturopathic remedies in the world, prescribed for everything from digestive issues and nausea to menstrual cramps and high cholesterol. Rich in antioxidants, ginger protects against damage to the body's DNA and thus helps to prevent the onset of various chronic diseases. It also suppresses inflammation and its associated aches and pains.

Key Benefits: Anti-inflammatory Analgesic Antibacterial Antioxidant
Derived from: Ginger Roots

Gluconolactone (Gluconolactone)

Gluconolactone (Gluconolactone)

Gluconolactone is a natural preservative derived from corn. It is free of parabens and formaldehyde donors.

Key Benefits: Natural preservative
Derived from: Corn

Glycerin (Glycerin)

Glycerin (Glycerin)

Glycerin is a naturally occurring alcohol compound found in various plants and animals (ours is vegetable-based). A humectant, Glycerin draws water from the air to help keep the skin hydrated. It also forms a protective layer that helps prevent evaporation and moisture loss. For dry, cracked skin, Glycerin can be particularly therapeutic.

Key Benefits: Emollient Protects the skin
Derived from: Various plants

Glyceryl Caprate (Glyceryl Caprate)

Glyceryl Caprate (Glyceryl Caprate)

Glyceryl Caprate is a skin-conditioning agent and an emulsifier.

Key Benefits: Emulsifier Emollient
Derived from: A mix of Glycerin and Capric Acid

Glyceryl Caprylate (Glyceryl Caprylate)

Glyceryl Caprylate (Glyceryl Caprylate)

Glyceryl Caprylate is an emulsifier that stabilizes both oil- and water-based emulsions. It also helps to restore the skin's natural oils, keeping it hydrated and soft.

Key Benefits: Stabilizer Emollient Emulsifier
Derived from: Vegetable oil

Glyceryl Stearate (Glyceryl Stearate)

Glyceryl Stearate (Glyceryl Stearate)

Glyceryl Stearate is a natural preservative and emulsifying agent that adds body and texture to creams. It also prevents freezing and caking and can have a lubricant effect on the skin.

Key Benefits: Emulsifier Natural preservative Anticaking Lubricant
Derived from: Vegetable oil

Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Glyceryl Stearate Citrate)

Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Glyceryl Stearate Citrate)

Glyceryl Stearate Citrate is a fatty acid that works as an emulsifier and stabilizing agent. It also has emollient and skin-softening properties.

Key Benefits: Emulsifier Stabilizing agent Emollient
Derived from: Vegetable oils

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

Gotu Kola, also known as pennywort, is  a member of the parsley family that is highly regarded as a rejuvenative herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It is often prescribed to increase memory and cognitive function as well as bolster poor circulation. It appears to be an adaptogen, aiding the body in resisting stressors and stabilizing the nervous system to temper anxiety, fatigue, and depression. It contains the powerful antioxidant madecassoside, which, when applied topically, protects the skin on a cellular level to combat signs of aging. It also strengthens the skin’s natural barrier, alleviates dryness and is thought to expedite wound healing.

Key Benefits: Adaptogenic Nootropic Anti-inflammatory Enhances circulation Anti-aging Moisturizing
Derived from: Gotu Kola plants

Grapefruit Peel Essential Oil (Citrus Paradisi)

Grapefruit Peel Essential Oil (Citrus Paradisi)

This citrus-scented essential oil derived from grapefruit rinds is used as an energizing agent in aromatherapy to alleviate fatigue and stress. It's also found in many acne-fighting topicals thanks to its antibacterial properties.

Key Benefits: Aromatherapeutic Antibacterial
Derived from: Grapefruit peels

Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil)

Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil)

A common byproduct of winemaking, Grapeseed Oil has been used as a beauty ingredient for many centuries. High in antioxidants, it protects the skin from free radicals that can cause visual signs of aging. A rich emollient, it differs from many other natural moisturizers in that it's noncomedogenic and won't clog pores. It's also been shown to have antibacterial properties that work to fight acne.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Emollient Antibacterial
Derived from: Grape seeds

Green Tea Oil (Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil)

Green Tea Oil (Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil)

Green Tea Oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the green tea plant that is found in pristine, high mountain regions. Its rich, silky feel is often compared to that of Jojoba Oil. A uniquely light, natural emollient high in Vitamin E, Green Tea Oil hydrates the skin and restores its elasticity. It's often used to heal dry, cracked skin and treat chronic conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Key Benefits: Moisturizing
Derived from: Green Tea Plant Seeds

Guarana (Paullinia Cupana)

Guarana (Paullinia Cupana)

Guarana is a species of climbing plant native to the Amazon that's known for its benefits as a stimulant. Its seeds contain caffeine along with theophylline and theobromine, two chemicals similar to caffeine. Guarana is taken to increase alertness, mood and energy levels. It's also believed to increase focus and mental cognition. High in antioxidants, it combats cellular damage caused by free radicals that can lead to heart disease, cancer, visible signs of aging and more.

Found In:

Lucidity Powder

Key Benefits: Energizing Antioxidant
Derived from: Guarana Seeds

Hibiscus Extract (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract)

Hibiscus Extract (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract)

Hibiscus is a natural source of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAS), compounds well-known in the beauty world for their ability to exfoliate the top layers of the skin, revealing a fresher, younger and smoother-looking complexion. They are also found in anti-aging products for their toning and firming properties.

Key Benefits: Moisturizing Exfoliating Firming
Derived from: Hibiscus Flowers

Hops Extract (Humulus Lupulus Extract)

Hops Extract (Humulus Lupulus Extract)

Derived from hops (the same plant used to brew beer), hops extract has a mild sedative effect and is thus often used as a natural sleep aid. Furthermore, studies show that they can boost oxytocin (AKA the "love" hormone) and help alleviate generalized stress and anxiety. Hops are also anti-inflammatory and can reduce pain and swelling.

Key Benefits: Anti-inflammatory Calming Supports restful sleep
Derived from: Hop plants

Inulin (Inulin)

Inulin (Inulin)

Inulin is a dietary fiber that occurs in many types of plants, including chicory roots. A prebiotic, it aids digestion and supports a balanced microbiome by promoting the growth of "healthy" bacteria like Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus, which keep harmful bacteria and infection at bay while stimulating the immune system.

Key Benefits: Supports digestion and gut health Prebiotic
Derived from: Chicory roots

Isopulegol (Isopulegol)

Isopulegol (Isopulegol)

Isopulegol is a terpene found in cannabis, mint, eucalyptus, parsley, and lemongrass. It provides digestive support and eases anxiety.

Key Benefits: Calming Aids digestion
Derived from: Mint Leaves

Jasmine Flower Oil (Jasminum Officinale Oil)

Jasmine Flower Oil (Jasminum Officinale Oil)

When used in aromatherapy, this fragrant essential oil is believed to help alleviate stress and depression. Applied topically, it works as both a powerful antibacterial (fighting acne and infections) and emollient (soothing dry skin associated with chronic issues like eczema and psoriasis). It is also thought to increase cell turnover, helping to accelerate wound healing and lighten scars.

Key Benefits: Aromatherapeutic Antibacterial Emollient
Derived from: Jasmine Flowers

Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil)

Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil)

The Jojoba is an evergreen shrub found in parts of the American Southwest and Argentina. Its oil is obtained by extraction or expression of its seeds. A rich emollient, it's used to hydrate and soften the skin and hair. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which help to reduce redness and ease the effects of various skin conditions.

Key Benefits: Emollient Anti-inflammatory
Derived from: Jojoba seeds,

Kahai Oil (Caryodendron Orinocense Seed Oil)

Kahai Oil (Caryodendron Orinocense Seed Oil)

Kahai oil is derived from the nuts of the Cacay Tree, which grows throughout Colombia and the Amazon. Powered by free radical-fighting antioxidants like Vitamin E and retinol, it works both to prevent signs of aging and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Additionally, it has a high content of Linoleic Acid, a fatty acid that hydrates the skin and restores its natural moisture barrier.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Anti-aging Emollient Skin regenerating
Derived from: Cacay Tree Nuts

L-Theanine (L-Theanine)

L-Theanine (L-Theanine)

L-Theanine is an amino acid found in tea leaves and certain mushrooms. A nootropic that boosts neurotransmitters, it's been proven to enhance mental performance, alertness, and focus. Especially when combined with caffeine. It also appears to enhance alpha brain waves, promoting a state of calm and wakeful relaxation. L-Theanine is frequently prescribed for anxiety and depression.

Found In:

Lucidity Powder

Key Benefits: Nootropic Calming
Derived from: Green Tea Leaves

Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia Oil)

Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia Oil)

This essential oil derived from the lavender plant is used frequently for its aromatherapeutic benefit, helping to quell stress and anxiety. It has a similarly soothing effect on the skin, easing redness and irritation caused by dryness and conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It also works as a powerful antibacterial, targeting acne and preventing future breakouts.

Key Benefits: Antibacterial Aromatherapeutic Soothing
Derived from: Lavender plants

Lecithin (Lecithin)

Lecithin (Lecithin)

Sunflower-derived Lecithin is an emollient with powerful moisturizing properties. It is a combination of phospholipids and antioxidants that are believed to help protect the integrity of our cell membranes. Sunflower Lecithin, unlike Soy Lecithin, can be extracted naturally without the addition of chemicals.

Key Benefits: Emulsifier Emollient
Derived from: Sunflowers

Lemon Flower and Leaf Essential Oil (Citrus Limon)

Lemon Flower and Leaf Essential Oil (Citrus Limon)

Lemon flower and leaf essential oil exudes a refreshing and energizing citrus scent. It is nonirritating, non-sensitizing and non-phototoxic to skin.

Key Benefits: Aromatherapeutic
Derived from: Lemon flowers and leaves

Lemon Peel Extract (Citrus Limon)

Lemon Peel Extract (Citrus Limon)

The lemon fruit and its essential oil have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to treat a plethora of ailments. It is known as a terpene-rich powerful antimicrobial with an invigorating citrus scent.

Key Benefits: Sensorial Antimicrobial Disinfectant
Derived from: Lemon Peel

Linoleic Acid (Linoleic Acid)

Linoleic Acid (Linoleic Acid)

Linoleic Acid is an unsaturated Omega-6 fatty acid found in various seeds and nuts (we get ours from rosehip seeds). Used topically, it hydrates and conditions the skin, replenishing and strengthening its natural barrier and improving its overall appearance. An anti-inflammatory, it has wound-healing properties as well. Research has also shown that Linoleic Acid can help prevent acne and lighten skin discoloration and dark spots.

Key Benefits: Emollient Antioxidant Anti-inflammatory
Derived from: Rosehip Seeds

Linseed Oil (Linum Usitatissimum)

Linseed Oil (Linum Usitatissimum)

Linseed Oil is derived from flax plants for a variety of uses from food to manufacturing. Applied topically, it has been shown to have emollient effect, also helping to reduce irritation and improve overall skin texture and smoothness.

Key Benefits: Emollient
Derived from: Flax plants

Lion's Mane Mushroom (Hericium Erinaceus)

Lion's Mane Mushroom (Hericium Erinaceus)

Native to North America, Europe, and Asia, the Lion's Mane Mushroom is a nootropic prevalent in traditional Chinese medicine. It's rich in hericenones and erinacines, two compounds that stimulate the growth of new brain cells. In recent years, it's gained popularity in the West for its cognitive benefits, namely its ability to improve memory, enhance mental functioning and protect against Dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It's also thought to help curb anxiety and depression and repair nerve damage. Furthermore, it contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that may help support everything from healthy heart, stomach, and liver function to cancer and diabetes prevention.

Found In:

Lucidity Powder

Key Benefits: Nootropic Anti-inflammatory Antioxidant
Derived from: Lion's Mane Mushroom

Marula Oil (Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil)

Marula Oil (Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil)

The Marula tree grows throughout South Africa. Marula oil is derived from the seeds and nuts of the tree's fruit. The oil has been used as a moisturizing and healing balm in Africa for centuries. More recently, the beauty industry has caught on to its nourishing and anti-aging properties. Marula oil has a high antioxidant count and is rich in fatty acids, especially Omega 9. In addition to its hydrating and regenerative effects, Marula oil also reduces fine lines and wrinkles, soothes redness and sensitivity and helps prevent free radical damage.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Antimicrobial
Derived from: Marula Fruit

Menthol (Menthol)

Menthol (Menthol)

Menthol is a compound distilled from the oil of mint plants. Applied topically, ingested or inhaled, it produces a pleasant, cooling sensation by blocking the calcium current along the nerves responsible for detecting temperature. This same process has an analgesic effect, helping to relieve various types of aches and pains. Menthol is also an antibacterial that cleanses and protects against infection.

Key Benefits: Analgesic Antibacterial
Derived from: Peppermint plants

Menthoxypropanediol (Menthoxypropanediol)

Menthoxypropanediol (Menthoxypropanediol)

Menthoxypropanediol is a cooling agent derived from Menthol. White its primary pain-relief functions are the same, it has been known to produce cooling effects twice as strong as menthol's. Studies have also shown that it is effective in providing itch relief related to skin conditions like eczema.

Key Benefits: Cooling agent Anti-itch
Derived from: Mint

Methylbenzyl Acetate (Methylbenzyl Acetate)

Methylbenzyl Acetate (Methylbenzyl Acetate)

Methylbenzyl Acetate is a fragrance agent with a leafy green scent similar to Gardenia.

Key Benefits: Aromatherapeutic
Derived from: Plant-based glucose

Milk Thistle Oil (Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester)

Milk Thistle Oil (Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester)

The ancient Greek physician/botanist Dioscorides (AD 40-90) was the first to record the healing benefits of milk thistle. Since then, the multitasking palliative has evolved into a fixture of natural medicine, used to treat everything from liver problems to diabetes to depression. It's also a popular skin care ingredient thanks to its emollient and antioxidant properties. Applied topically, it nourishes the skin and protects against free-radical damage that can cause visible signs of aging.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Detoxifying Anti-aging Emollient
Derived from: Milk Thistle Seeds

Monk Fruit (Luo Han Guo)

Monk Fruit (Luo Han Guo)

Native to Southern China and Northern Thailand, monk fruit is used in Chinese medicine as a cough suppressant and longevity aid. Three hundred times sweeter than sugar, it's a popular non-glycemic natural sweetener added to foods, beverages and supplements to enhance flavor.

Key Benefits: Sweetener
Derived from: Monk Fruits

Natural Flavors (Natural Flavors)

Natural Flavors (Natural Flavors)

Both natural and artificial flavors are synthesized in laboratories. However, while artificial flavors come from petroleum and other inedible substances, natural flavors can refer to anything that comes from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf, etc.

Key Benefits: Flavor agent
Derived from: Assorted natural edibles

Neroli Essential Oil (Citrus Aurantium Amara Oil)

Neroli Essential Oil (Citrus Aurantium Amara Oil)

Neroli is one of the most widely used floral oils in perfumery. It blends well with other citrus oils and floral absolutes. It boasts a high content of aromatic terpenes such as linalool, limonene, and citral. Its rich floral scent combines with a citrusy overtone that is said to have mood-enhancing effects.

Key Benefits: Aromatherapeutic
Derived from: Orange Blossoms

Olive Fruit Oil (Olea Europaea Oil)

Olive Fruit Oil (Olea Europaea Oil)

Derived from ripe olives, this essential oil is high in fatty acids that hydrate and nourish dry skin. It also contains phenolic compounds that provide antioxidant benefits, helping to protect against environmental stressors that can damage the skin and lead to visible signs of aging.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Emollient
Derived from: Olives

Orange Fruit Extract (Citrus Sinensis)

Orange Fruit Extract (Citrus Sinensis)

Orange fruit extract imparts a refreshing, citrus scent. Derived from oranges, it's high in the antioxidant vitamin C that helps fight free radicals and slow signs of aging. Additionally, it acts as a natural astringent that tones skin and helps prevent breakouts.

Key Benefits: Scent enhancer Antioxidant Antibacterial
Derived from: Oranges

Organic Rice Fiber (Rice Fiber)

Organic Rice Fiber (Rice Fiber)

True to its name, rice fiber is a good source of dietary fiber. It's also a natural additive that ensures proper separation of other present ingredients.

Key Benefits: Nutrient Stabilizing agent
Derived from: Rice Grains

Papaya Enzyme (Papain)

Papaya Enzyme (Papain)

Extracted from the raw fruit of the papaya plant, this proteolytic enzyme is an anti-inflammatory commonly used to treat pain, muscle soreness and swelling. It also has a soothing effect on skin and can aid in wound healing.

Key Benefits: Analgesic Anti-inflammatory Soothing
Derived from: Papaya Fruit

Passionflower Extract (Passiflora Incarnata Extract)

Passionflower Extract (Passiflora Incarnata Extract)

Passionflower is a climbing vine native to the Southeastern United States and Central and South America. It is believed that indigenous communities throughout the Americas introduced the plant to sixteenth-century Spanish explorers and taught them its benefits as a sleep aid, relaxant and wound salve. It is thought to work by increasing the brain's gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) level, which helps ease anxiety and promote an overall sense of calm and well-being.

Found In:

Fortifying Magnesium Soak

Key Benefits: Calming Aids sleep Heals skin
Derived from: Passionflowers

Pentylene Glycol (Pentylene Glycol)

Pentylene Glycol (Pentylene Glycol)

Derived from sugarcane, Pentylene Glycol is a natural humectant known to have hydrating, skin-conditioning and antimicrobial benefits. It has a secondary function as a preservative and solvent.

Key Benefits: Emollient Antimicrobial Preservative
Derived from: Sugarcane

Plumeria Extract (Plumeria Alba Fruit Extract)

Plumeria Extract (Plumeria Alba Fruit Extract)

In addition to its lush floral fragrance, this essential oil, extracted from plumeria plants, conditions and moisturizes the skin, soothing dryness and improving texture. It is also thought to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Key Benefits: Emollient Anti-inflammatory Antioxidant
Derived from: Plumeria Plants

Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate (Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate)

Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate (Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate)

Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate is a plant-derived ester that functions as a skin softener, an emulsifier and a cleansing agent.

Key Benefits: Emulsifier Purifier Skin softener
Derived from: A mix of Lauric Acid and Polyglycerin-10

Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate (Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate)

Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate (Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate)

Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate is a plant-derived emulsifier and stabilizing agent.

Key Benefits: Emulsifier Stabilizing agent
Derived from: A mix of Glycerin and Stearyl Alcohol

Propanediol (Propanediol)

Propanediol (Propanediol)

Propanediol is a natural moisturizer and preservative made from corn sugar fermentation. It also enhances the transdermal absorption of other ingredients, boosting their efficacy.

Key Benefits: Preservative Emollient
Derived from: Corn Sugar

Pullulan (Pullulan)

Pullulan (Pullulan)

Pullulan can act as an emollient, helping to lock moisture and nutrients in. Additionally, it works as a binder and thickening agent.

Key Benefits: Binder Thickening agent Emollient
Derived from: Aureobasidium Pullulans Fungus

Resveratrol (Resveratrol)

Resveratrol (Resveratrol)

Resveratrol is a compound found in the skin of red grapes that is used as a defense against stress, the threat of infection and UV radiation. A potent antioxidant, it has a similarly protective effect on human skin, shielding it from harmful free radicals and environmental pollution that can cause damage and signs of aging. Studies show that when Resveratrol is applied to skin regularly, it enhances brightness, texture and tone.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Anti-aging
Derived from: Grapes

Rhodiola (Rhodiola Rosea)

Rhodiola (Rhodiola Rosea)

Rhodiola is an herb that grows in the mountains of Europe and Asia. Its root is thought to have adaptogenic properties. For centuries, Rhodiola has been used to treat an array of health issues ranging from anxiety and depression to fatigue and headache. It is thought to boost both mental and physical stamina, increasing energy, and improving memory, focus, and overall mood.

Found In:

Lucidity Powder

Key Benefits: Adaptogenic Mood-boosting
Derived from: Rhodiola Plants

Rosemary Leaf Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract)

Rosemary Leaf Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract)

Rosemary is a small evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean region. Rosemary extract has been used since ancient times as a phytomedicine to treat a range of issues including indigestion, headaches and rheumatic diseases like arthritis. Used externally (in creams and baths), it stimulates healthy blood circulation. Rich in antioxidants, it also helps protect skin from free-radical damage.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Antibacterial Enhances circulation
Derived from: Rosemary plants

Saccharide Isomerate (Saccharide Isomerate)

Saccharide Isomerate (Saccharide Isomerate)

Saccharide Isomerate provides instant and long-lasting hydration, soothing irritation and dryness. Used continuously, it can help skin feel smoother and softer.

Key Benefits: Emollient
Derived from: D-Glucose in Wheat

Sclerotium Gum (Sclerotium Gum)

Sclerotium Gum (Sclerotium Gum)

Sclerotium Gum is a thickening and stabilizing agent as well as a skin conditioner with soothing and smoothing properties.

Key Benefits: Thickening agent Stabilizer
Derived from: Sclerotium Rolfsii Fungus

Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii)

Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii)

Shea Butter is a fat derived from shea trees, which are native to West Africa. Regarded as a skin superfood that is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, it's known for its ability to nourish and soften even the driest, most irritated skin. Shea butter has been used both cosmetically and medicinally (as a healing and soothing topical) for centuries.

Key Benefits: Emollient
Derived from: African Shea tree nuts

Sodium Benzoate (Sodium Benzoate)

Sodium Benzoate (Sodium Benzoate)

Sodium Benzoate is a natural preservative derived from Benzoic Acid, a compound found in many plants.

Key Benefits: Natural Preservative
Derived from: Benzoic Acid

Sorbitan Olivate (Sorbitan Olivate)

Sorbitan Olivate (Sorbitan Olivate)

Sorbitan Olivate is a natural emulsifier made from a mixture of olive oil-derived fatty acids and a dehydrated sugar known as sorbitol.

Key Benefits: Emulsifier
Derived from: Olives

Squalane (Squalane)

Squalane (Squalane)

Squalane is derived from squalane, a hydrocarbon found in many plants and animals (including humans). A natural emollient, it works to prevent moisture loss while restoring the skin's suppleness and flexibility. Our squalane is 100 percent plant-based and sourced from sugarcane.

Key Benefits: Skin barrier repair Emollient Skin conditioner
Derived from: Sugarcane plants

Stevia Leaf Extract (Stevia Rebaudiana)

Stevia Leaf Extract (Stevia Rebaudiana)

Stevia leaf extract is a non-glycemic sugar substitute that is added to foods, beverages and supplements to enhance flavor and sweetness.

Key Benefits: Natural sweetener
Derived from: Stevia leaves

Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus Oil)

Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus Oil)

High in nourishing Omega-6 (linoleic) fatty acid and Vitamin E, sunflower seed oil helps ease skin dryness and irritation. It also contains the anti-inflammatory Omega-6 acid, which enhances the development of new skin cells.

Key Benefits: Anti-inflammatory Emollient
Derived from: Sunflower seeds

Sunflower Seed Wax (Helianthus Annuus Wax)

Sunflower Seed Wax (Helianthus Annuus Wax)

Sunflower seed wax is a natural thickening agent used in creams and other topicals.

Key Benefits: Thickening agent
Derived from: Sunflower seeds

Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil)

Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil)

Sweet almond oil is a rich emollient that softens and conditions hair and skin while relieving dryness and irritation.

Key Benefits: Emollient
Derived from: Almonds

Tart Cherry Fruit Powder (Prunus Cerasus Powder)

Tart Cherry Fruit Powder (Prunus Cerasus Powder)

Tart cherries are rich in anthocyannis, a class of antioxidants thought to boost immune health and support healthy brain function. They also contain melatonin, a natural sleep aid often used to treat insomnia. Additionally, tart cherries appear to help reduce pain and inflammation associated with arthritis and gout.

Found In:

Soothing Powder

Key Benefits: Calming Antioxidant Aids sleep Anti-inflammatory
Derived from: Montmorency Cherries

Thyme Extract (Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract)

Thyme Extract (Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract)

Thyme is an evergreen shrub native to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Its compound thymol is a biocide that can destroy harmful bacteria and fungal infections. For skin, it is used for its purifying and antiseptic (i.e. acne-fighting) benefits. Thyme oil can also help suppress inflammation and abate its associated discomfort.

Key Benefits: Antiseptic Anti-inflammatory
Derived from: Thyme plants

Tocopherol (Tocopherol)

Tocopherol (Tocopherol)

The most abundant, purest form of Vitamin E, Tocopherol is a powerful antioxidant that plays an important role in neutralizing free radicals, moisturizing skin and improving its overall tone and texture.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Emollient Anti-aging
Derived from: Sunflower Oil

Triethyl Citrate (Triethyl Citrate)

Triethyl Citrate (Triethyl Citrate)

Triethyl Citrate is a naturally derived ester used as a scent enhancer and emulsifier.

Key Benefits: Scent enhancer Emulsifier
Derived from: Citric Acid

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)

Turmeric is a perennial herb in the ginger family that's been used medicinally for thousands of years. In the past decade, its reputation has grown as studies emerge that give credence to its various health benefits. Research shows that the curcuminoid compounds in turmeric communicate with over 160 pathways in the body to support brain health, cardiovascular health, tissue health and more. While it is probably best known as an anti-inflammatory (reducing aches and pains) and antioxidant (protecting skin from harmful free radicals), turmeric has also been shown to combat everything from depression and low blood sugar to certain types of cancer.

Key Benefits: Anti-inflammatory Analgesic Antioxidant Anti-aging Enhances mood
Derived from: Turmeric Roots

Vanillyl Butyl Ether (Vanillyl Butyl Ether)

Vanillyl Butyl Ether (Vanillyl Butyl Ether)

Vanillyl Butyl Ether is a topical warming agent whose sensorial effects are similar to those of capsicum chili peppers.

Key Benefits: Sensory agent
Derived from: Vanilla plants

Vetiver Root Oil (Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil)

Vetiver Root Oil (Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil)

This essential oil is derived from the roots of vetiver grass, which are aged and soaked in water. It has a smoky, earthy scent that's been used for centuries in aromatherapy as a calming and grounding agent (in Sri Lanka and India, it's known both as the "oil of tranquility" and the "fragrance of the soil"). For this reason, it's frequently found in health and wellness formulas designed to reduce anxiety and stress. It's also high in antioxidants, which help protect against the free radicals that damage skin and contribute to signs of aging.

Key Benefits: Aromatherapeutic Antioxidant Anti-aging
Derived from: Vetiver Grass

Vitamin C (Vitamin C (Asorbic Acid))

Vitamin C (Vitamin C (Asorbic Acid))

The human body needs Vitamin C to function. A deficiency can affect cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health and make the immune system more susceptible to viruses and disease. Additionally, Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron, helps with wound healing and is a potent antioxidant.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Nutrient
Derived from: Citrus fruits

Wild Mint Leaf Extract (Mentha Arvensis Leaf Extract)

Wild Mint Leaf Extract (Mentha Arvensis Leaf Extract)

Used in aromatherapy, wild mint extract has a refreshing scent that awakens and revitalizes. An antiseptic, it cleanses the skin, soothes irritations and helps prevent breakouts. It's also good for wounds because the oil forms a protective shield that safeguards against bacterial and fungal infections.

Key Benefits: Antiseptic Wound healing
Derived from: Wild mint plants

Xanthan Gum (Xanthan Gum)

Xanthan Gum (Xanthan Gum)

Xanthan Gum is a polysaccharide created when sugar is fermented by the xanthomonas campestris bacteria. Discovered by scientists in 1963, it is commonly used as a binder and thickening agent that improves texture, consistency and shelf life.

Key Benefits: Natural Preservative Emulsifier
Derived from: Sugar

Seawater (Mare Aquam)

Seawater (Mare Aquam)

Water from a deep marine lake under an island in the Atlantic is charged with terrestrial minerals that mattify the skin and help reduce pore size. Used continuously, skin appears healthier and less dull.

Key Benefits: Skin clearing Pore minimizing
Derived from: Atlantic Island seawater

French Green Clay (Montmorillonite)

French Green Clay (Montmorillonite)

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.

Key Benefits: Detoxifying Soothing Pore minimizing
Derived from: French Green Clay

Magnesium Chloride (Magnesium Chloride)

Magnesium Chloride (Magnesium Chloride)

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.

Key Benefits: Essential nutrient Soothing
Derived from: Magnesium

Malachite Extract (Malachite)

Malachite Extract (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.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Detoxifying Anti-aging
Derived from: Malachite

Rose Quartz Powder (Rose Quartz Extract)

Rose Quartz Powder (Rose Quartz Extract)

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.

Key Benefits: Purifying Heart-opening
Derived from: Rose Quartz

Sodium Hyaluronate (Sodium Hyaluronate)

Sodium Hyaluronate (Sodium Hyaluronate)

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.

Key Benefits: Emollient
Derived from: Water-soluble salt form of Hyaluronic Acid

French White Clay (KAOLIN)

French White Clay (KAOLIN)

French White Clay is one of the most gentle clays used in skincare. It exfoliates, removes impurities and cleanses dry, sensitive skin while also helping to stimulate blood circulation and improving overall skin tone.

Key Benefits: Detoxifying Purifying Stimulate Circulation
Derived from: French White Clay

Diatomaceous Earth (Solum Diatomeae)

Diatomaceous Earth (Solum Diatomeae)

Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring sand that consists of fossilized microscopic skeletons of algae known as diatoms. Finely milled, it works as a gentle exfoliant. Diatomaceous earth is high in silica, an important mineral that bodies needs to produce collagen and to keep everything from your hair, skin and nails to your bones and blood vessels healthy.

Key Benefits: Exfoliating Smoothing Essential mineral-rich
Derived from: Algae and Plankton Diatoms

Swiss Apple Stem Cell Extract (Malus domestica)

Swiss Apple Stem Cell Extract (Malus domestica)

A winner of the European Innovation prize for “Best Active Ingredient”, Swiss apple stem cells protect human skin cells and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Known for their own longevity, the rare Swiss apple is rich in phytonutrients and proteins, and has the unique ability to heal themselves.

Key Benefits: Anti-aging Rejuvenating Protective
Derived from: Swiss Apples

Tremella Mushroom Extract (Tremella Fuciformis)

Tremella Mushroom Extract (Tremella Fuciformis)

Tremella mushroom, also known as snow mushroom, is often compared to hyaluronic acid for its ability to pull in and retain moisture, boosting skin’s hydration, improving its elasticity and giving it a plump, dewy appearance. Its small molecular structure enables it to penetrate deeply into the surface of epidermis for lasting effects.

Key Benefits: Hydrating Calming Plumping
Derived from: Tremella Mushrooms

Kombu Algae Extract (Laminaria japonica)

Kombu Algae Extract (Laminaria japonica)

Derived from a type of seaweed found in Japan, Laminaria Japonica extract promotes healthy, hydrated skin and helps prevent visible signs of aging including hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. As an antioxidant, it protects against environmental damage caused by free radicals. As an emollient, it quenches dryness and reduces moisture loss from the skin’s surface.

Key Benefits: Hydrating Antioxidant-rich Anti-aging
Derived from: Kombu algae

Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe Barbadensis)

Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe Barbadensis)

Derived from the aloe vera plant, aloe gel is a common topical salve that’s been used for centuries to treat burns, irritation, and abrasions. Packed with mucopolysaccharides, it’s used in skincare as a moisturizer and anti-aging agent, improving skin’s elasticity and decreasing appearance of fine lines as well has help fade dark spots and acne scars.

Key Benefits: Moisturizing Soothing Healing
Derived from: Aloe Vera

Black Currant Seed Oil (Ribes Nigurm)

Black Currant Seed Oil (Ribes Nigurm)

Derived from black currant fruit, this oil is rich in fatty acids that penetrate the skin’s surface to deliver a rush of nourishment, while improving water retention to increase overall hydration. It also contains polyphenol phytochemicals and vitamin C, antioxidants that protect against harmful environmental damage and UVB rays.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant-rich Hydrating Anti-aging
Derived from: Black Currants

Chestnut Seed Extract (Castanea Sativa Seed)

Chestnut Seed Extract (Castanea Sativa Seed)

Packed with antioxidants, chestnut seed extract is a popular anti-aging skincare ingredient that helps reduce inflammation while improving overall elasticity and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Key Benefits: Anti-inflammatory Anti-aging Antioxidant
Derived from: Chestnuts

Eucalyptus Leaf Extract (Eucalyptus Globulus)

Eucalyptus Leaf Extract (Eucalyptus Globulus)

Southern blue gum is a type of evergreen tree native to Australia that is a sub-species of eucalyptus. Applied topically, its extract has been found to improve dryness by boosting the skin’s ceramide production. It is also used to help redness and irritation on the face and scalp.

Key Benefits: Hydrating Calms irritation Sensorial
Derived from: Southern Blue Gum Eucalyptus

Mallow Flower Extract (Malva Sylvestris)

Mallow Flower Extract (Malva Sylvestris)

The Mallow flower is a purple, hollyhock-type bloom that grows across Western Europe, North Africa and Asia. It is rich in skin-nourishing nutrients including tannins and vitamins A, B1, B2 and C. Ideal for sensitive skin, it calms irritation and inflammation. In addition, the tannins have a gentle exfoliating and astringent effect on the skin, sloughing off dead cells and helping to tighten pores and ward off acne.

Found In:

Balancing Facial Essence

Key Benefits: Soothing Anti-inflammatory Mildly Exfoliating Astringent
Derived from: Mallow Flowers

Oat Kernel Powder (Avena Sativa)

Oat Kernel Powder (Avena Sativa)

Oat kernel powder is packed with antioxidants that fight environmental damage and free radicals. It also has soothing properties and is highly recommended for treating dry, itchy skin. Nourishing lipids, the anti-inflammatory agent beta-glucan and moisturizing carbohydrates round out the powder’s long list of benefits.

Key Benefits: Nourishing Hydrating Anti-inflammatory Soothing Anti-aging
Derived from: Powdered Oats

Colloidal Oatmeal (Avena Sativa)

Colloidal Oatmeal (Avena Sativa)

Colloidal oatmeal is an extract derived from ground oats that creates a protective layer on the skin. For centuries, it’s been used as a remedy for dryness, irritation and eczema. Colloidal oatmeal soothes and softens as well as hydrates, its protective barrier trapping moisture and preventing water loss. There is also research that suggests that the vitamin E and phenols in colloidal oatmeal can treat inflammation while its foaming properties can make it an effective cleanser.

Key Benefits: Cleansing Protecting Soothing Moisturizing Anti-inflammatory
Derived from: Oat Kernel Flour

Radish Root Ferment Extract (Leuconostoc)

Radish Root Ferment Extract (Leuconostoc)

Radish root ferment filtrate is a natural preservative used in skincare and cosmetic products to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungus.

Found In:

Balancing Facial Essence

Key Benefits: Antimicrobial Preservative
Derived from: Radishes

Kisameet Glacial Clay (Colloidal Clay)

Kisameet Glacial Clay (Colloidal Clay)

The mineral-rich glacial clay in British Columbia’s Kisameet Bay has been used for centuries by the indigenous Heiltsuk peoples for its cleansing and healing properties. While nourishing the skin with an abundance of micro- and macro-minerals, the clay works to strengthen the skin barrier and maintain a pH balance that banishes dirt and impurities.

Key Benefits: Cleansing Nourishing
Derived from: Kisameet Bay Clay Deposit

Jeju Volcanic Ash (Volcanic Ash)

Jeju Volcanic Ash (Volcanic Ash)

Jeju Volcanic ash has exfoliating and cleansing properties. It’s also rich in minerals that promote overall skin health and antioxidants that help protect from free-radicals and harmful toxins.

Key Benefits: Exfoliating Purifying Mineral-rich
Derived from: Jeju Island Volcanic Ash

Coconut Acid (Cocoes Acid)

Coconut Acid (Cocoes Acid)

Coconut fatty acid is a common cleansing agent found in everything from laundry detergent to face wash to shampoo. Highly alkaline, it helps lower pH levels to effectively clean surface dirt and debris.

Key Benefits: Cleansing Surfactant
Derived from: Coconut

Microcrystalline Cellulose (Microcrystalline Cellulose)

Microcrystalline Cellulose (Microcrystalline Cellulose)

Made from refined wood pulp, microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) is a common and non-toxic ingredient found in many cosmetic products. It’s uses include everything from emulsion stabilizer and anti-caking agent to texturizer and slip modifier.

Key Benefits: Emulsifying Anti-caking Texturizing Suspending agent
Derived from: Wood pulp

Rice Bran Powder (Oryza Sativa Powder)

Rice Bran Powder (Oryza Sativa Powder)

Rice bran powder is obtained by grinding dry rice seed. In skincare, it’s used for its conditioning and softening properties. It’s also rich in antioxidants, including vitamin E and ferulic acid, and and in nutrients like zinc, calcium, and iron.

Key Benefits: Conditioning Softening Nourishing
Derived from: Rice

Rice Starch (Oryza Sativa Starch)

Rice Starch (Oryza Sativa Starch)

Naturally absorbent, Oryza Sativa starch is often used as a non-toxic substitute for talc (a known carcinogenic). Applied to the skin, it soaks up excess sebum and oil. Its mattifying effect can also help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Key Benefits: Mattifying Oil-absorbing
Derived from: Rice

Potassium Sorbate (Potassium Sorbate)

Potassium Sorbate (Potassium Sorbate)

Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid, which is found naturally in the berries of the ash tree and can be made synthetically. A preservative with antimicrobial and antifungal properties, potassium sorbate is used frequently in cosmetics products to prevent contamination and extend shelf life.

Key Benefits: Preservative Antimicrobial Antifungal
Derived from: Sorbic acid

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid [BHA] derived from the bark of the willow tree. Because it is oil-soluble, salicylic acid can penetrate more deeply into the layers of the skin than other exfoliants, unclogging pores and dissolving skin debris and (at a lower concentration) sloughing off seborrheic dermatitis. For this reason, it is a common ingredient in formulas that target acne, especially whiteheads and blackheads.

Key Benefits: Exfoliating Cleansing Acne-fighting
Derived from: Willow Bark

Sodium Isethionate (Sodium Isethionate)

Sodium Isethionate (Sodium Isethionate)

Sodium Isethionate is a sodium salt derived from coconut oil that is often used as a substitute for animal-derived sodium salt. As a surfactant, it enhances detergency and helps water effectively wash away dirt and debris. Because of its mild nature, it's found in many cosmetics and baby products.

Key Benefits: Surfactant Cleanser
Derived from: Coconut

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate)

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate)

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a popular surfactant nicknamed “Baby Foam” for its mildness. Like sodium isethionate, it is a sodium salt derived from coconut oil. As a surfactant, it enhances detergency and helps water effectively wash away dirt and debris.

Key Benefits: Surfactant Cleanser
Derived from: Coconut

Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate (Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate)

Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate (Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate)

Derived from coconut and oil palm fruit, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate is a mild surfactant that enhances the cleansing efficacy of any formula and is safe for sensitive skin.

Key Benefits: Surfactant Cleanser
Derived from: Coconut and Oil Palm Fruit

Sodium PCA (Sodium PCA)

Sodium PCA (Sodium PCA)

Sodium PCA (pyrrolidonecarboxylic acid) is derived from glutamic acid, an amino acid found in many fruits, vegetables, grasses and even molasses. It’s added to many personal care products and cosmetics to work both as a humectant, drawing moisture in from the atmosphere, and as a conditioning agent, enhancing the texture and suppleness of skin.

Key Benefits: Conditioning Hydrating
Derived from: Glutamic acid

Fresh Water (Water)

Fresh Water (Water)

Water is one of the most common ingredients in skin care and it has a range of purposes. It’s primarily used as a solvent, dissolving cleansing and conditioning agents, but it can also act as an emulsifier to help form creams and lotions and as a delivery system, ensuring the absorption of other ingredients into the skin.

Key Benefits: Solvent Emulsifier Delivery System
Derived from: Water

Cucumber Extract (Cucumis sativus)

Cucumber Extract (Cucumis sativus)

Cucumber is a skincare superfood with multiple benefits. It is high in antioxidants, like vitamin C which helps clear and brighten the skin, and caffeic acid and folic acid, which reduce inflammation and puffiness while increasing collagen production. Like aloe vera, cucumber packed with polysaccharides which attract and retain moisture, and its peel contains silica which helps boost elasticity. A mild astringent, cucumber can even be used to help treat acne and reduce the appearance of pores.

Found In:

Balancing Facial Essence

Key Benefits: Calming Hydrating Anti-Aging Astringent Antioxidant
Derived from: Cucumber

False Daisy Extract (Eclipta prostrata)

False Daisy Extract (Eclipta prostrata)

True to its name, the false daisy plant is actually a member of the sunflower family. When applied topically, its extract has a soothing and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. It’s also packed with UVB-protecting, free radical-fighting antioxidants that help prevent and reduce visible signs of aging.

Key Benefits: Soothing Anti-aging UVB Protection Antioxidant
Derived from: False daisies

Açaí Palm Berry Oil (Euterpe oleracea)

Açaí Palm Berry Oil (Euterpe oleracea)

Derived from açaí berries, this oil is rich in emollient, skin-nourishing nutrients and potent antioxidants including flavonoids, essential fatty acids, and phytosterols that protect against environmental damage that causes premature signs of aging.

Key Benefits: Anti-aging Anti-inflammatory Emollient Antioxidant
Derived from: Açaí berries

Witch Hazel Extract (Hamamelis virginiana)

Witch Hazel Extract (Hamamelis virginiana)

Witch hazel extract works as a natural astringent to help tighten pores, improve overall skin tone, regulate excess oil and treat acne. Additionally, it contains an abundance of tannins that soothe redness and irritation and reduce inflammation.

Key Benefits: Toning Acne-fighting Calming Anti-inflammatory
Derived from: Witch Hazel

Chinaberry Flower Extract (Melia azadirachta)

Chinaberry Flower Extract (Melia azadirachta)

Chinaberry trees are indigenious to China and Iran, as well as India, where parts of the plant have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. More recently, the tree’s flower extract has become a popular skincare ingredient due to the fact that it contains powerful antioxidants that neutralize harmful peroxyl radicals. It’s also known for its hydrating and anti-acne properties.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Acne-fighting Anti-aging Emollient
Derived from: Chinaberry tree leaves

Moringa Seed Oil (Moringa oleifera)

Moringa Seed Oil (Moringa oleifera)

Moringa oleifera is a tree native to Northern Indian, also known as the drumstick tree, whose oil has many skincare benefits. It contains cytokinins and zeatin, two plant hormones that help promote cellular growth and help delay the process of aging. It’s also rich in fatty acids that provide a protective barrier that prevents environmental damage, while quenching skin with moisture. In addition, Moringa Oleifera oil is high in oleic acid which makes it an effective cleansing and detoxifying agent.

Key Benefits: Anti-Aging Moisturizing Cleansing Dexotifying
Derived from: Moringa trees

Orange Blossom Water (Citrus aurantium dulcis)

Orange Blossom Water (Citrus aurantium dulcis)

Orange blossom water is a natural astringent that improves tone, shrinks pore size, absorbs excess sebum and combats acne. High in vitamin C, it helps to brighten skin and reduce dullness. Additionally, it has soothing, anti-inflammatory properties that quell irritation and redness.

Key Benefits: Toning Brightening Soothing
Derived from: Orange tree blossoms

Chinese Peony Extract (Paeonia albiflora)

Chinese Peony Extract (Paeonia albiflora)

Peony extract contains Paeoniflorin, a potent antioxidant (similar to Vitamin E) that helps fight free radicals and nourish and protect the skin’s natural barrier. It also contains a compound called paeonol, which is thought to be antibacterial and anti-inflammatory as well having toning and firming properties.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Anti-inflammatory Anti-aging Antibacterial
Derived from: Chinese Peony Flowers

Damask Rose Water (Rosa damascena)

Damask Rose Water (Rosa damascena)

Cultivated mainly in Turkey, Bulgaria and Morocco, the Damask rose is a hybrid of the musk rose and the French rose. As a multi-benefit skincare ingredient, it contains antioxidants that fight against harmful free radicals and UV damage. Its anti-aging effects are further enhanced by vitamin C, which brightens the skin while boosting its collagen production and elasticity. As an anti-inflammatory, Damask rose soothes redness and irritation while as an antiseptic, it protects against acne-causing bacteria.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Anti-aging Antiseptic Anti-inflammatory
Derived from: Damask Roses

Damask Rose Oil (Rosa damascena)

Damask Rose Oil (Rosa damascena)

Cultivated mainly in Turkey, Bulgaria and Morocco, the Damask rose is a hybrid of the musk rose and the French rose. As a multi-benefit skincare ingredient, it contains antioxidants that fight against harmful free radicals and UV damage. Its anti-aging effects are further enhanced by vitamin C, which brightens the skin while boosting its collagen production and elasticity. As an anti-inflammatory, Damask rose soothes redness and irritation while as an antiseptic, it protects against acne-causing bacteria.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Anti-aging Antiseptic Anti-inflammatory
Derived from: Damask Roses

Swertia Leaf Extract (Swertia chirata)

Swertia Leaf Extract (Swertia chirata)

Distilled from the leaves of India’s Swertia herb, this Ayurvedic extract is used in anti-aging formulas to help support cell turnover and thicken skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It’s found to be especially effective on the areas around the mouth and under eyes, where it helps eliminate dark circles.

Key Benefits: Anti-aging Skin-strengthening
Derived from: Swertia leaves

Patawa Seed Oil (Oenocarpus bataua)

Patawa Seed Oil (Oenocarpus bataua)

This oil is extracted from the pulp of the Patawa fruit, which grows in the Amazonian rainforests and is a cousin of the Acai berry. High in the antioxidant vitamins E and A, it protects against damaging free radicals in the environment that cause visible signs of aging. Additionally, it is rich in fatty acids like oleic acid that condition and hydrate the skin. Recent research shows the oil has the potential to treat melasma, sun and age spots as well.

Key Benefits: Hydrating Antioxidant Anti-aging
Derived from: Patawa Berries

Alfalfa Extract (Medicago sativa)

Alfalfa Extract (Medicago sativa)

The alfalfa plant is high in antioxidants (specifically phenolic compounds) which protect against harmful free radicals and environmental pollution that damage the skin and cause visible signs of aging, including loss of elasticity, pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles. Alfalfa is also rich in skin-nourishing nutrients like amino acids, chlorophyll and vitamin A.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Anti-aging Nourishing
Derived from: Alfalfa

African Baobab Oil (Adansonia digitata)

African Baobab Oil (Adansonia digitata)

Extracted from the dried seeds of the African Baobob tree, this oil is rich in omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids that help skin lock in and retain hydration—making it a popular moisturizer ingredient. Additionally, its high vitamin C level works to brighten dark spots and reduce dullness.

Key Benefits: Moisturizing Antioxidant Brightening
Derived from: African Baobab

Davana Leaf Oil (Artemisia pallens)

Davana Leaf Oil (Artemisia pallens)

Derived from the Davana herb that’s cultivated for its fragrant leaves and flowers, this essential oil has calming and uplifting aromatherapeutic benefits. Applied topically, its antimicrobial and antifungal properties help ward off bacteria that causes acne and skin infections. It’s also rich in antioxidants that protect against environmental damage on a cellular level and prevent premature signs of aging.

Key Benefits: Antimicrobial Soothing Acne-fighting Antioxidant
Derived from: Davana Plants

Copaiba Oleoresin Oil (Copaifera officinalis)

Copaiba Oleoresin Oil (Copaifera officinalis)

Copaiba oleoresin oil is extracted from the resin of Copaiba trees in the Amazon. High in beta-caryophyllene, it is a powerful and soothing anti-inflammatory as well as an antimicrobial that helps treat and prevent acne.

Key Benefits: Ant-inflammatory Soothing Antimicrobial
Derived from: Copaiba Trees

Mangosteen Extract (Garcinia mangostana)

Mangosteen Extract (Garcinia mangostana)

Mangosteen is a purplish fruit native to Southeast Asia. It’s extremely high in antioxidants known as xanthones that defend the skin against harmful free radicals, which can cause cellular damage and lead to visible signs of aging. It also promotes blood circulation, imparting a health glow when applied topically.

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Anti-aging Circulation-enhancing
Derived from: Mangosteen Fruit

Fennel Flower Extract (Nigella sativa)

Fennel Flower Extract (Nigella sativa)

Rich in vitamins A, C, E and B-Complex along with nutrients like zinc, magnesium and potassium, fennel extract is a popular anti-aging ingredient, known to help stimulate collagen, improve elasticity and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Moreover, fennel extract is a natural antiseptic, which means it purifies the skin and helps prevent acne.

Key Benefits: Antibacterial Anti-aging
Derived from: Fennel Seeds

Amyris Essential Oil (Amyris balsamifera)

Amyris Essential Oil (Amyris balsamifera)

Amyris essential oil (also known as West Indian Sandalwood oil) is distilled from the bark of the Amyris tree that’s native to much of the Carribean, Central America and Asia. With its woodsy scent, it’s used frequently in aromatherapy as a calming agent. Applied topically, it has anti-aging properties, working to restore the skin’s elasticity and prevent wrinkles and fine lines. 

Key Benefits: Anti-aging Anti-inflammatory Aromatherapeutic
Derived from: Amyris Tree Bark

Horsetail Extract (Equisetum Arvense)

Horsetail Extract (Equisetum Arvense)

Rich in silica and antioxidants, horsetail extract is an anti-aging ingredient that boosts collagen production and strengthens the skin’s natural barrier and elasticity while protecting against damaging free radicals. It’s derived from the perennial fern by the same name.

Key Benefits: Anti-aging Collagen-boosting
Derived from: Horsetail Plants

Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopogon Flexuosus)

Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopogon Flexuosus)

A perennial grass native to India, lemongrass has long been used as a soothing herbal remedy. As a skincare ingredient, it acts as a potent antimicrobial and antifungal, warding off acne and skin conditions caused by bacteria like folliculitis. It also has astringent properties that help regulate excess sebum production and minimize the appearance of pores.

Key Benefits: Antimicrobial Astringent
Derived from: Lemongrass

Fuller's Earth (Solum Fullonum)

Fuller's Earth (Solum Fullonum)

This clay-like form of aluminum silicate has been used for centuries for its natural ability to absorb dirt and oil. (It’s name comes from the “fulling” process of wool, which removes impurities and thickens the fibers.) Today, it’s used as an absorbent and thickening agent in many personal care products. Applied to the skin and scalp, Fuller’s earth provides gentle exfoliation and helps remove dead skin and flakiness.

Found In:

Cleansing Body & Scalp Polish

Key Benefits: Exfoliant Absorbent Thickening agent
Derived from: Mineral Clay

Luffa cylindrica Seed Oil (Luffa cylindrica)

Luffa cylindrica Seed Oil (Luffa cylindrica)

Derived from the luffa cylindrica plant (a relative of the cucumber), this oil is rich in flavonoids, making it a potent antioxidant that, when applied topically, helps protect hair and skin against environmental damage. It’s also a soothing emollient and is believed to be beneficial in healing wounds thanks to its high content of arginine.

Found In:

Cleansing Body & Scalp Polish

Key Benefits: Antioxidant Emollient
Derived from: Luffa seeds

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