Our Ingredients

We believe that beauty begins with one’s inner most care by using innovative practices, harnessing the restorative healing powers of nature to provide healthy, effective skin care. 100% biodegradable, cruelty-free, vegan.

We source our ingredients with integrity and with the intention to improve the skin and enhance holistic health.

Ingredients Index


Omega 3 + 6 rich | Soothing | Quick Absorbing | Anti-Inflammatory

Abyssinian seed oil is seed oil that comes from a mustard plant. It is native to the Ethiopian Highlands, which are also known as Abyssinia. Today, the crops are cultivated in Mediterranean regions.

It has a molecular structure that is not found in any other naturally occurring substance. It is very resistant to oxidation, unlike many plant oils, as it contains a high percentage of C22 fatty acids. This oil is easily absorbed and does not leave a sticky or greasy feeling behind.

Abyssinian oil contains an abundance of both Linoleic and Linolenic Acids. Linoleic Acid, an Omega 6 fatty acid, is helpful with skin regeneration, while Linolenic Acid, an Omega 3, is anti-inflammatory, cell-communicating and skin conditioning.

Find it in: Skin Tight Scrub, Calm Complexion Balm, Luminescent SPF Cream, Beard Oil

Detoxifying | Purifying | Toxin Absorbing

Bamboo charcoal is obtained from fragments of a bamboo botanical that is collected after it has grown for five years or more. Bamboo charcoal undergoes the process of pyrolysis in order to become “activated.”

Activated charcoal is often misunderstood to be derived from the carcinogenic briquettes used in barbecue grills; however, on the contrary, it is a derivative of natural resources that are rich in carbon, namely peat, wood, sawdust and coconut shells.

The specific natural source material is heated at high temperatures and slowly burned in a process called Pyrolysis. Next, it is treated with oxygen. This process “activates” the charcoal by eliminating any molecules that it had already absorbed, thereby enhancing both the absorption and the adsorption abilities of the resultant, activated charcoal. The final product is a natural, sustainable product that is chemical-free and non-toxic.

Reputed to be antibacterial and detoxifying, through adsorption, activated bamboo charcoal is reputed to help attract impurities, such as bacteria, dirt, dust, and oil on the skin’s surface in order to make their removal easier.

Find it in: Clear Complexion Masque

Hydrating | Exfoliating | Regenerating | Anti-Irritant

The plant-based allantoin that we use is derived from the leaves of the comfrey plant.

The earliest records of allantoin date back to the 16th century where it was used to treat wounds and skin ulcers. The dates vary as to whether or not it was first discovered in the roots of the comfrey plant or in the uric acid of mammals, but by the early 1900s both varieties were available.

In addition to it being a great moisturizer it was found to stimulate new skin cells and to aid in wound healing. Today it continues to be used in skin care products for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties and moisturizing benefits.

Find it in: Detoxifying Gel Cleanser, Vitamin ABC Replenishing Masque, Feather Light Lotion

Anti-Inflammatory | Soothing | Hydrating | Wound Healing

Aloe vera gel and aloe vera juice are extracted from the leaves of the aloe vera plant, a botanical that the ancient Egyptians often referred to as “The plant of immortality” or “The plant of eternity.” It was believed that the “blood” of the aloe vera plant would not only address symptoms of fevers, soothe burns and wounds, but that it would also magnify beauty and promote imperishability. Known for having antibacterial properties, the contents of the aloe vera plant were used in embalming rituals, as it was believed that the deceased could achieve everlasting life, both physically and spiritually, if their bodies could be prevented from decomposing.

In the 16th century, Native American tribes regarded the aloe plant as one of their many “holy” and “god-like” botanicals, which they worshipped and called “The Burn/Medicine/and Mystery Plant.”  Now sometimes referred to as “a pharmacy in a plant.” Aloe vera contains 75 potentially active constituents: vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids.

Find it in: Purifying Gel Cleanser, Detoxifying Gel Cleanser, Vitamin ABC Replenishing Masque, Phyto Toner, Pre-Treatment Skin Brightening Elixir, Luminescent SPF Cream

Antioxidant | Sebum Regulating | Antifungal | Regenerating

The argan tree is called the “Tree of life.” Believed to have originated in the village of Argana, this tree is well-known for the healing oil, or the “liquid gold,” that is derived from its fruits’ kernels.

Argan oil was used by the local Amazigh people of Morocco to reduce the appearance of blemishes as well as to treat rheumatic problems.

Historically, argan oil was extracted when goats would climb the tree and eat the fruit, after which time the ingested fruits’ husks would pass through their digestive tracts and the clean kernel would be collected from the goats’ droppings. This method reduced the amount of effort required for extraction. Presently, the production process involves modern technology that is more hygienic; however, argan oil co-operatives continue to function along the trees’ native coast, and the women there grind the fruit by hand to produce the oil for their cosmetic and culinary purposes. The hard nut must also be cracked by hand with the use of rocks as tools in order to protect the “liquid gold” inside the shells.

The oil is extremely abundant in unsaturated fatty acids, linoleic acid, and vitamin E, making it a great product for hydration and to neutralize free radicals, which helps slow the aging process. It also has a natural sebum regulating action that balances the skin’s oil production.

Find it in: Beard Oil

Arnica Montana, also known as “Mountain tobacco” is an herb found in central Europe and the mountains of Siberia, it also calls the woodlands and high pastures of the Northern Rocky Mountains home.

Generations of Swiss mountain guides chewed arnica leaves to prevent fatigue induced by climbing. The dried leaves were used as a substitute for tobacco, hence its common name of mountain tobacco. The flowers are used as a compress for sprains and bruises.

Arnica is one of the staples of folk medicine and alternative homeopathic treatments. Medical practitioners since the 1500s have known of its healing qualities. It remains a popular topical treatment today.  Arnica’s uses range from soothing muscle aches, reducing inflammation, to helping resolve bruising and healing wounds.

Its historical use has been as a skin ointment, cream, tincture and salve used for analgesic and anti-inflammatory purposes.

Find it in: Revitalizing Eye Contour Balm











Arrowroot, first recorded in English in 1696, was derived from the Arawak word aru-aru meaning “meal of meals.”  Aru-aru was used by the Aruac Indians as a very starchy meal made from the root. They valued its nutrition and energy value.

It is also said that the root was used to draw poison from wounds made by poison arrows. The English word arrowroot was based on this association with poison arrow wounds and the similarity between the word arrow and the Arawak word aru-aru.

Arrowroot absorbs oils/sebum and is also promotes natural healing as it penetrates the skin.

Find it in: Clear Complexion Masque

Regenerative | Protective | Antioxidant | Softening | Moisturizing

The fruits of the avocado tree were reportedly cultivated in Mexico, Central, and South America as early as 5000 B.C.

In Mexico where the Aztec culture was established, the Aztecs referred to Avocados as “ahuacatl,” meaning “testicle.” It was so called, because of its phallic shape and the belief that its shape represented its properties as well as the inner forces it would act on when consumed, thus it was used not only as food but also as a “fertility fruit,” as it was believed to be a sexual stimulant. The Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans also spread the fruit pulp on their skin for use in cosmetic applications such as to create face masks. The Mayans of Guatemala used Avocados to prevent intestinal worms and parasites, and promote healthy hair growth.

Its regenerative and healing properties are ideal for use on skin afflicted with rashes, eczema, dryness, and signs of aging, as it repairs the skin while enhancing its elasticity through moisture. The vitamin E content of avocado oil is helpful for reducing the harmful effects of UV radiation, and reduces the redness or other damage it can cause.

Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins A, D & E, carotenoids, phytosterols and antioxidants that fight free radicals.

Find it in: Revitalizing Eye Contour Balm, Calm Complexion Balm, Ultra Deluxe Balm


Vitamin A + B + C + Fatty Acid + Mineral Rich | Antioxidant | Skin Softening

The baobab tree, called the “Tree of Life” for its almost mythical powers, it provides food, water, shelter and traditional medicine. The Baobab tree is found in very remote areas of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and other tropical African countries. These iconic trees can live up to 2000 years and the biggest Baobab tree ever recorded has a circumference of over 43 meters.

Rich in powerful antioxidants which protect skin against free radical damage, high vitamin C content (6 times more than an orange) assists with skin elasticity. Vitamins A & B to firm, tighten and hydrate skin. omegas 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids help maintain the integrity of skin cell membrane.

Find it in: Revitalizing Eye Contour Balm, Ultra Deluxe Balm, Feather Light Face Lotion, Beard Oil

Regenerative | Skin Brightening | Skin Tightening | Mineral Rich

For hundreds of years, Indian Ayurvedic medicine and Chinese herbal medicine communities have been prescribing bamboo extract as an effective remedy to treat psoriasis, relieve congestion, calm skin burns and heal wounds.

Silica is a naturally occurring mineral found in water, plant and animal sources. Rocks such as obsidian, granite, sandstone, feldspar, opal and quartz contain the most significant concentrations of silicate minerals. Plant sources provide much higher levels of silica than animal sources, and bamboo possesses the richest amount of silica of any plant.

Silica is a beauty enhancing mineral believed to promote glowing skin, and more rapid hair growth with more luster. Regarding the skin, silica is vital for the optimal synthesis of collagen and for activating hydroxylation enzymes. Supporting your collagen network will improve your skin strength and elasticity.

Find it in: Vitamin ABC Replenishing Masque

Mineral Rich | Anti-Inflammatory | Detoxifying

Clay has been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory, purifying, and nourishing properties.

The Ebers Papyrus, an Egyptian text and one of the oldest medical works ever discovered, contains hundreds of formulas and remedies for all kinds of issues, including uses for clay in healing the skin and body.

Bentonite is found in rocks that were deposited in the Ordovician to Neogene periods (about 488.3 to 2.6 million years ago). Bentonite clay forms from weathered volcanic ash near the presence of water. The result is super-absorbent, mineral-rich powdery clay. The name bentonite comes from Fort Benton, Wyoming, the largest natural source of the clay, though it can be found all over the world.

Another special quality of bentonite clay is its slight electrical charge when mixed with liquid, which helps to pull impurities from the skin. Its adsorbent power is helpful in treating acne breakouts and oily skin and it has a calming effect on inflamed breakouts.

Bentonite clay is known to be rich in nutrients including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium.

Find it in: Clear Complexion Masque

A vegetable derived emulsifier derived from the natural plant oil Colza, or what is commonly known as Rapeseed Oil.


Skin Soothing | Anti-Inflammatory | Antifungal | Anti-Irritating

Calendula which comes from the marigold, is one of the earliest cultivated flowers. Native to northern Mediterranean countries, the ancient Greeks were the first to use it as a dye for food and cosmetics, as well as a medicinal purposes. The Romans were noted for introducing this ingredient to the Europeans in the 12th century, and by the 14th century users of the plant were mistaking its rejuvenating properties for magic. In fact, some accounts report that if a person wore the petals around their neck that any words spoken to them would be kind and honest. Earning the title of “Healing marigold,” this plant continues to be a popular annual plant in Europe, Western Asia, and North America.

Rich in antioxidants and high levels of carotenoids (vitamin A-like compounds) account for calendula’s healing properties. Used to treat wounds, burns and bruises, nourishes dry and damaged skin, calms skin inflammation, rashes and other skin disorders, including dermatitis.

Find it in: Purifying Gel Cleanser, Clear Complexion Masque, Luminescent SPF Cream

Vitamins A + C+ D + E | Nourishing | Antioxidant | Anti-Aging

Camellia Sinensis is a tea plant, which is why it is also called tea seed oil.

Camellia oil is harvested from the seeds of the plant and traditionally known for its remarkable ability to retain moisture and penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin because its composition is similar to sebum; the oil naturally produced by human skin, delivering an immense amount of phytonutrients.

This nourishing oil has been a treasured beauty secret by Japanese women and the ancient Geisha’s for centuries. It contains high levels of essential fatty acids, which help replenish the skin’s barrier and prevent water loss, protecting it from UV and environmental damage.

Camellia oil is a rich source of oleic acid (Omega 9), polyphenols, vitamins A, C, D & E and other antioxidants giving it excellent skin and hair moisturizing properties and has a long history of giving Japanese women flawless porcelain-like skin and beautiful, shiny hair.

Find it in: Calm Complexion Balm, Ultra Deluxe Balm, Luminescent SPF Cream

Skin Protectant | Fast Absorbing | Nourishing

Known as the small, wild Candelilla shrub. Its name, which means “Little candle,” is a tribute to its history of being first used in candle making. It may also be a reference to the upright growth of the plant’s stems which resemble candles – even more so because of their waxy outer layer. In nature, Candelilla wax forms the thick coating of its source plant’s leaves and stems and functions as the plant’s defense mechanism against the severe weather conditions of the desert. As a water-proofing agent, it protects the plant against heat and dryness, thereby preventing moisture loss.

Find it in: Detoxifying Gel Cleanser, Revitalizing Eye Contour Balm, Calm Complexion Balm, Ultra Deluxe Day Balm

Antioxidant | Vitamin C Rich | Anti-Inflammatory | Copper Rich | Antibacterial

Theobroma means ‘food of the gods’ in Latin, and cacao is derived from the Nahuatl (Aztec language) word xocolatl, from xococ (bitter) and atl (water).

The Olmecs living in Mexico and Guatemala established their first cacao plantations around 400 BC, and by 250 AD the Mayans depicted cocoa in their elaborate hieroglyphic writings and on carvings and paintings.

The Aztecs and Maya used cocoa seeds ‘cocoa beans’ as money, for example exchanging one turkey for 200 beans, or one slave for 100 beans. Cocoa beans were so precious that only the royals, warriors and the wealthy could afford to eat and drink chocolate.

Cocoa powder contains lots of minerals including calcium, potassium and zinc. Most importantly though, cocoa solids contain high levels of caffeine and theobromine. Caffeine and theobromine have similar properties and are brilliant in skincare. These compounds are able to break down fats and can have draining properties on fatty cells which allows them to be used for skin firming. Caffeine and theobromine are often used to tighten the skin and reduce puffiness.

Find it in: Clarifying Creamy Cleanser, Vitamin ABC Replenishing Masque

Cleansing | Mineral Rich | Detoxifying | Toning | Anti-Acne

Canadian glacial marine clay, sourced from the West Coast of British Columbia. A product of erosion caused by the movement and melting of glaciers, it eventually deposits as a sediment in the ocean and becomes enriched with beneficial phytoplankton, and is one of the most pure clays on the market in terms of the concentration of minerals and elements.

The clay contains over 60 minerals, rare earths, vitamins and micro nutrients. The fine particles are less than 0.15 of a micron in size and the super absorptive ability and negative ion charge attract most positively charged bacteria, contaminants and toxins, thereby detoxifying, rejuvenating, revitalizing, and deep cleansing the skin.

Find it in: Detoxifying Gel Cleanser, Clear Complexion Masque

Cetyl Alcohol is skin-friendly with hydrating, conditioning, and softening properties that benefit both skin and hair. It is an alcohol that is derived from a fat, such as a vegetable oil like coconut oil or palm oil; hence it is also called Palmityl Alcohol.

Cetyl Alcohol receives its name from the Latin word cetus, meaning “whale oil,” as this was the substance from which cetyl alcohol was first obtained.

Antibacterial | Antifungal | Anti-Inflammatory | Antiseptic

Chamomile dates back thousands of years to Ancient Egypt where it was considered a sacred gift from the Sun God Ra, although it’s likely that chamomile had been in use for many thousands of years before then already. A chemical analysis undertaken on embalming oil for one of the Pharaohs found that chamomile was one of the main constituents. Hieroglyphics also show that chamomile was used in skincare by Egyptian noblewomen.

Both Roman and German chamomile are used in skincare. Chamomile contains a long list of chemical compounds which are individually known for their powerful anti-inflammatory properties. In skin care it is used for acne, rashes, dermatitis, eczema, cuts, and wounds and as a lightener for blonde hair.

Find it in: Purifying Gel Cleanser, Revitalizing Eye Contour Balm, Beard Oil

Nutrient Rich | Antimicrobial | Anti-Inflammatory | Anti-Irritant

The Chinese first described the flower in the 15th century B.C.E., and by the 8th century C.E., it was introduced to Japan. Enthralled by its brilliant appearance and variety of uses, it became a national symbol in Japan and is recognized as the official seal of the Emperor. It continues to be one of the most important herbs in traditional Japanese medicine, and is thought to hold the power of life.

Chrysanthemum has been used historically in Chinese medicine for its benefits to the eyes. Chrysanthemum contains ascorbic acid, beta carotene, camphor, calcium, choline, folacin, iron, magnesium, niacin, potassium, and riboflavin. The flowers have antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral properties.

Find it in: Skin Tight Scrub

pH Balancing | Exfoliating | Skin Brightening

Citric acid is a chemical compound that was originally discovered by Jābir ibn Hayyān during the 8th century. However, it was not until 1893 that citric acid was physically produced by scientist C. Wehmer, when he made the discovery of fermenting sugar with the mold Penicillium – which he found produced citric acid.

Citric acid is a member of the alpha hydroxy family of molecules that are derived from the use of the acids in lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits. It has the ability to adjust the pH of skincare and it gently exfoliates dead skin cells.

Find it in: Purifying Gel Cleanser, Detoxifying Gel Cleanser

Non-Ionic, coco glucoside is one of the mildest surfactants and is compatible with all skin types. Derived from coconut and fruit sugars. It is completely biodegradable and contains no lauryl sulphates, laureth sulphates, parabens, formaldehyde or diethanolamides..

Antioxidant | Anti-Inflammatory | Emollient | Antibacterial

Cocoa butter is a rich natural fat derived from the cacao beans contained inside the pods of the cacao tree. The difference between the words cocoa and cacao is that cacao is the name given to the raw, unprocessed beans found in their fruit pods, whereas cocoa is the name given to the beans after they have been harvested and processed.

In West Africa, where more than half of the world’s commercial cocoa is produced, and in parts of Central and South America as well as in the Caribbean, Cacao beans have been harvested for centuries to create Cocoa Butter. This emollient has been used for centuries as a moisturizer that heals and protects skin and hair that is exposed to the harsh effects of the sun and the wind.

Its unique makeup allows it to penetrate deep within the skin where the body is more adapt at retaining moisture, while at the same time, creates a protective layer on the outside of the skin to keep it soft and smooth. Cocoa butter is extremely rich in antioxidants and a large percentage of its makeup includes flavanols, which offer even more protection against free radical damage.

Find it in: Calm Complexion Balm, Luminescent SPF Cream

Antibacterial | Moisturizing | Nourishing | Exfoliating | Soothing

A vegan alternative to milk powders. Coconut milk is a liquid that is naturally found inside mature coconuts, stored within the coconut ‘meat’. When you crack open a fresh coconut, the liquid that leaks out is coconut water. But when you blend the coconut ‘meat’ and strain it, the result is a thicker coconut ‘milk’.

Coconut milk powder is best for dry skin and those with specific skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne. It also helps sunburns by cooling the skin and reducing pain, swelling and redness. Coconut milk has high levels of vitamin C which helps maintain elasticity and flexibility of skin. It is also rich in copper, and prevents wrinkles and age spots.

Coconut milk is packed with vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, & B6 as well as iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

Find it in: Clear Complexion Masque

Soothing | Protecting | Moisturizing | Anti-Inflammatory

In the 1930s, literature on the cosmetic benefits of oatmeal formulated in facial masks and bath oils was published, including information about oatmeal relieving itching, its cleaning action and its function as a skin protectant.

The ingredients in colloidal oats contain avenacins compounds, which have anti fungal properties; saponins, which can help in cleansing; and flavonoids, which might help with absorbing UVA rays. It also includes vitamin E, which is an anti-inflammatory, along with phenols and starches to help in moisturizing.

What makes it effective at soothing the skin is the cellulose and fiber from the oats. These make a skin-softening emollient that is effective against irritation and redness that comes from conditions such as eczema and rosacea. Colloidal oatmeal works by attracting moisture to the skin and locking it in by forming a protective barrier.

Find it in: Vitamin ABC Replenishing Masque

Regenerating | Wound Healing | Antibacterial

Comfrey’s name comes from the Greek word that means “To unite.” Comfrey, native to Europe and Asia, is also known as knitbone, bruisewort and knitback, all names referring to its use as a wound-healing herb. It has a long history of use for fractures, bruises and burns.

Nicholas Culpeper, a 17th-century herbalist, recommended comfrey poultices for gout, gangrene, and pained joints. He further stated that comfrey root put in a pot of boiling water with “severed flesh” will join it together again. Since 1887, similar uses were also reported in the United States.

Comfrey’s remarkable power to heal tissue and bone is due to allantoin, a cell proliferate that promotes the growth of connective tissue, bone, cartilage and is easily absorbed through the skin. It appears that allantoin, in some way, affects the multiplication of cells and tissue growth. Wounds and burns do heal faster when allantoin is applied. In addition to its tissue-regenerative abilities, it seems to be effective in destroying harmful bacteria.

Find it in: Purifying Gel Cleanser, Calm Complexion Balm, Luminescent SPF Cream, Beard Oil

Astringent | Antioxidant | Sebum Balancing | Soothing

The cucumber originated in India. It has been cultivated for at least 3,000 years and was probably introduced to other parts of Europe by the Greeks or Romans. Records of cucumber cultivation appear in France in the 9th century, England in the 14th century, and in North America by the mid-16th century.

Cucumber extract is a superfood for your skin as it provides valuable source of nutrients, including amino acids, fatty acids and vitamins including ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and possesses moisturizing and emollient properties.

Cucumber extract has natural desquamation properties (meaning it aids in your skin’s natural shedding of its outer layer during cell turnover) keeping your skin looking fresh and young. It is also an astringent, it tightens and firms your skin to revitalize it and help reduce the appearance of the physical signs of aging and helps prevent environmental damage.

Find it in: Purifying Gel Cleanser, Skin Tight Scrub, Vitamin ABC Replenishing Masque

Lithothamnium Calcareum is also referred to as red or coralline algae. It can be found off the coast of Brittany, in the Mediterranean, Scandinavia and in Ireland and belongs to the Corallinaceae family of red algae.

Coralline algae is a small, calcareous algae found at great depths and forms part of the coral reefs due to the calcium carbonate that settle around its stem. After dying the dead algae sinks to the sea floor where it mineralizes. It stands out because of its high concentration of mineral salts and it is a rich source of iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium, manganese, copper, cobalt. Its richness in minerals, amino acids, vitamins and trace elements give it numerous and significant properties that are highly beneficial for the skin: it combats skin aging, has purifying effects, it hydrates and revitalizes the skin and it also improves its texture and elasticity.

Find it in: Vitamin ABC Replenishing Masque


Elderflower, also known as European Elder, have a long history in German medicine. They are rich in antioxidants like quercetin, vitamin C and antiviral agents.

Elderflower is recognized for its ability to soften the skin, to even skin tone, combat age spots and calm irritated rashes and skin conditions. Elderflowers’ high levels of vitamins A, B, C & E promotes circulation and increased blood flow to the skin. Elderflowers are nutrient and antioxidant rich. Some of the nutrients found in elderflower include bioflavonoids, choline, omega 3 fatty acids, omega 6 fatty acids, pectin and tannins. These give the elderflower its anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.

Find it in: Skin Tight Scrub

Vegetable based, non-ionic self-emulsifying wax used to make oil and water bind together into a smooth emulsion.

Omega Fatty Acid Rich | Anti-Inflammatory | Nourishing | Fast Absorbing

Evening primrose is famously referred to as the ‘King’s Cure-All.’

Evening primrose was first used by Native Americans as a poultice to speed wound healing and as an infusion for its astringent and sedative properties. Cherokee Indians heated the plant’s root and applied it to hemorrhoids, while the Iroquois used it as a salve for skin problems. It was then introduced to Europeans in the 17th century. Europeans used it for a wide array of ailments, including psoriasis, eczema, whooping cough and premenstrual syndrome.

The main chemical constituents of evening primrose oil are: Linoleic acids (omega 6), γ-linolenic acid (omega 6), oleic Acid (omega 9), palmitic acid, and stearic acid.

Evening primrose oil exhibits soothing, astringent, softening and moisturizing properties. It is reputed to not only moisturize but to also enhance elasticity as well as the texture of flaking or peeling skin, and soothes skin afflicted with acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Find it in: Ultra Deluxe Balm, Feather Light Face Lotion, Beard Oil


Gentle | Detoxifying | Calming | Anti-Acne

According to historical accounts, the medicinal use of clays was recorded as early as 2500 B.C on Mesopotamian tablets that were also made with clay. In Ancient Egypt, clay’s were used in beauty treatments, medicinal treatments, and funeral rites, to maintain the appearance and texture of the complexion, to address inflammation and infection, and to preserve and mummify the deceased.

The ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, and Egypt used French clay. French clay is so called, because its deposits were harvested almost exclusively from rock quarries located in Southern France until similar clay deposits were eventually discovered in Montana, Wyoming, some regions of Europe, and China.

French pink clay is a combination of red and white clays. Its unique composition includes kaolinite, iron, illite, montmorillonite and calcite. It is considered to be the mildest of all the clays and works well for normal, sensitive, oily or acne-prone and mature skin types. French pink clay can be used to cleanse the skin, slough off dead skin cells and to create an overall refreshed appearance.

Find it in: Skin Tight Scrub, Clear Complexion Masque

Cleansing | Nourishing | Mineral Rich

Fuller’s earth is a clay-like substance that’s mostly composed of aluminum magnesium silicate. This name comes from its use to remove dirt and oil from wool. Fuller’s Earth was named several hundred years ago when wool textile workers or “Fullers” created a time-saving concoction to remove the dense oils from sheep’s wool. This brew included water, urine, soapwort and this clay. Because of its ability to literally soak up oil and remove dense properties from any given material, it was found to be a highly profitable and useful product for modern manufacturers.

It’s also called multani mitti, or “mud from Multan,” which comes from the history of mineral-rich clay in that city in Pakistan.

During World War II, fuller’s earth was mixed with water and applied to feet to reduce inflammation.

Fuller’s earth is known for its ability to absorb oil and other impurities. It’s also said to improve skin tone and complexion, and soften the skin. It is also a skin-lightening agent and is best known for its ability to be applied as a “facial bleach.” Because of its enormous drawing capabilities, Fuller’s earth is the number one choice for oily skin.

Find it in: Skin Tight Scrub, Clear Complexion Masque


Antioxidant | Skin Brightening | Anti-Aging

Green tea extract powder is made from the leaves of the camellia sinensis tea botanical.

Rich in polyphenols, catechins, and caffeine. Green tea extract is reputed to have properties that make it beneficial for addressing and potentially preventing numerous skin-related complaints. For centuries, it has been used in Eastern traditional medicine to soothe inflammation, especially in association with eczema and joint pain, such as arthritis.

Green tea extract is known to exhibit effects that help diminish the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines by moisturizing, stimulating circulation, and regulating sebum production. Its antimicrobial and astringent properties along with its ability to balance the skin’s oil production and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. Its exfoliating property helps decrease the appearance and occurrence of blackheads while eliminating dead skin, dirt, bacteria, and other pollutants on the skin’s surface. Applied under the eyes, green tea extracts are believed to decrease any puffiness while helping reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Find it in: Detoxifying Gel Cleanser

Guar has been cultivated in India since centuries and is derived from the seed of guar plant. It is used as a stabilizer and emulsifier.


UV Protection | Fast Absorbing | Stimulating | Toning | Non Greasy

Hazelnuts, also called filbert nuts, have been cultivated in China for more than 5,000 years. Hazelnuts have been grown in the Pacific Northwest since the middle of the 20th century.

It’s an oil that’s produced from shelled and cold pressed hazelnuts and it takes about 2.5kg of hazelnuts to produce 1 litre of oil.

Its main components are oleic acid and linoleum acid. It also contains palmatic acid, stearic acid and linolenic acid. It’s also extremely rich in phytosterols.

A wonderful astringent oil ideal for oily or combination skin. It absorbs into the skin quickly. The high vitamin E and fatty acid content in hazelnut oil helps to increase hydration in the outermost layer of the skin. By keeping skin hydrated, vitamin E also helps improve skin elasticity, loaded with skin-nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids that help protect skin against sun damage and boost collagen production.

Find it in: Calm Complexion Balm, Luminescent SPF Cream, Beard Oil

Toning | Firming | Astringent

It is believed that the name Hibiscus has its origin in the Greek term “hibiskos”. Ancient Greek physician Dioscorides gave this name to a marshmallow plant having close association with the hibiscus way back in the 1st century A.D. People in China have been growing a very old species called Hibiscus rosa-sinensis for its ornamental flowers. It is believed that this species have been grown for several hundred, if not several thousand years. While it has been found that plants of this species were in cultivation in many regions of Asia, the earliest available documents reveal that H. rosa-sinensis was grown in the areas around temples in China. This not only indicates that this species is native to China, but also gives it its name “sinensis”.

One of the most powerful anti-aging plant actives, Hibiscus has a magical reputation for increasing skin elasticity to give a stunning natural youth-boost. With the incredible ability to inhibit the activity of the enzyme elastase, which is responsible for breaking down our skin’s precious elastin. Hibiscus actively combats the aging process by firming and lifting your skin. Due to the slightly exfoliating effect of the organic acids found in the plant, including citric acid and malic acid, hibiscus helps to speed up cell turnover, resulting in a more even looking skin tone.

Hibiscus is rich in antioxidants, called anthocyanocides. Anthocyanocides protect against free radical damage, they also have slightly astringent properties, helping to reduce the appearance of large pores. They also have an anti-inflammatory effect and can help to soothe inflamed skin.

Find it in: Purifying Gel Cleanser, Detoxifying Gel Cleanser, Pre-Treatment Skin Brightening Elixir, Vitamin ABC Replenishing Masque

Detoxifying | Exfoliating | Hydrating | Toning

Himalayan salt is dried leftover deposits from ancient sea salt.

It is believed that Himalayan pink salt began to be mined around the time that it was discovered by Alexander the Great and his troops in 326 BC. According to the legend, they were stopped in the area to rest when their horses began to lick the rocks that turned out to be salt. The first record of salt mining in the Himalayas, however, is from the 1200s. As early as 2700 BCE, a detailed pharmacological account of various salts, their uses, and their methods of extraction was recorded and published in China.

Salt was highly valued in Greece and Rome, used as currency and to be traded for slaves. These historical practices established the expression “not worth his salt” and coined the term “salary,” given that the Latin word from which it originated meant “a sum given to soldiers to buy salt.” Hence, for thousands of years, the historical buying, selling, and trading of salt has been a significant source of wealth and an integral factor in the progress and expansion of cultures, economies, and metropolises in Asia and Europe.

The main constituents of Himalayan pink salt are: sodium chloride (salt), minerals (80+ natural minerals), and trace elements (magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper, and iron).

Pink salt soothes dryness and itchiness, balances the skin’s oil production and pH levels and exfoliates to remove dead skin. Pink salt is known to enhance natural moisturizers’ abilities to bind moisture to the skin while leaving a protective moisture barrier.

Find it in: Detoxifying Gel Cleanser, Skin Tight Scrub

Ant-Irritant | Toning | Increases Circulation | Antioxidant

Horse chestnut preparations using the seed, bark, twigs, and leaves are all utilized in traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese herbalists consider horse chestnut to be a part of treatment not only for circulatory problems, but use it as an astringent, as a diuretic, for reduction of edema or swelling, to reduce inflammation, as an expectorant in respiratory problems and to fight viruses.

A compound known as aescin, which is present in the horse chestnut fruit, is now often added to external creams and preparations used for the treatment of varicose veins, varicose ulcers, bruises, and sports injuries. Horse chestnut have wound healing, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-enzymatic properties.

Find it in: Nourishing Night Cream

Softening | Soothing | Anti-Inflammatory

Hydrolyzed oat protein is naturally derived from Aveena sativa kernels. Unlike most cereal proteins hydrolyzed oat protein is considered to be comparable to animal proteins. Unique among grain proteins, hydrolyzed oat protein contains two proteins, avenin and glubulins, which are not found in any other grain proteins.

Oats, in almost all forms, have been used since the beginning of time in the treatment of all manner of skin ailments where they offer skin softening, skin soothing, and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Find it in: Luminescent SPF Cream, Feather Light Face Lotion

Humectant | Protecting | Moisturizing

Rice protein is hydrolyzed from rice grain. Rice is one of mankind’s most ancient and valued sources of nutrients. A vegetable protein that is rich in amino acids beneficial to hair and skin. It helps to improve the skin’s moisture barrier, increased moisture retention creates a more hydrated and elastic surface.

Hydrolyzed rice protein is an effective anti-irritant and leaves a smooth, dry feel on the skin and protects skin from environmental aggressors.

Find it in: Vitamin ABC Replenishing Masque

Derived from the cell walls of cellulose such as wood pulp and cotton seeds. It is used to thicken a product.


Non-Comedogenic | Emollient | Protectively Hydrating | Soothing

Jojoba oil is not really an oil but rather a liquid wax ester. The name Jojoba originates from the word Hohowi, a name given to the seeds/nuts by the O’odham, a Native American tribe that discovered the versatility of jojoba seeds. The tribe created and used an antioxidant paste made from the nuts for skin and hair care purposes. For medicinal purposes, they used the nut paste or the oil to treat sores, wounds, and burns.

In the 18th century, the indigenous peoples softened the Jojoba seeds by heating them and then, using a mortar and pestle, they ground the seeds into a buttery salve that was meant to be applied as a cosmetic ingredient to the skin and hair as an ointment and a conditioning agent. This salve also functioned as a softener and preservative for animal hides.

Jojoba oil is known and used for its hypoallergenic cosmetic benefits.  Jojoba oil acts as a non-comedogenic, fast-absorbing yet long-lasting emollient that gently moisturizes, soothes, nourishes, and softens skin without leaving a greasy residue.

It cleanses skin to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and to promote the growth of new healthy skin. Jojoba oil can balance skin’s oil production to reduce the effects of acne by eliminating excess natural oils in the pores. By creating a moisturizing and protective barrier on the skin, it guards against the harsh effects of the natural elements.

Find it in: Calm Complexion Balm, Luminescent SPF Cream, Ultra Deluxe Balm, Beard Oil


Absorbing | Calming | Cleansing

Kaolin clay is white powder that is produced in limestone mines. The main component of kaolin, is the mineral kaolinite. The origin of the name of kaolin comes from Chinese language, “Gaoling” and is a name of a village in Jiangxing province, southeast China. Kaolin clay is the raw material for top quality Chinese porcelain.

Kaolin clay contains mainly natural kaolin, silicon and aluminum.  In addition, it is rich of zinc, potassium, calcium and magnesium.

The clay is gentle, suitable for all skin types, extracting impurities and absorbing excess oils without causing inflammation or redness.

Find it in: Skin Tight Scrub

Non-Comodegenic | Regenerating | Vitamin E + Fatty Acid Rich | Soothing

Kokum butter, from India, is prized for its essential fatty acid content – oleic, palmitic, and stearic acid.

Kokum butter is well known for its emollient, anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties, making it one of the best choices for damaged skin. One of the most useful butters for inflamed skin preparation and enhanced barrier formation and is well known for its ability to regenerate skin cells.

Rich in vitamin E. This fat soluble, essential nutrient is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants protect against environmental damage that causes discoloration and other skin issues. And regenerating skin cells means reducing the visibility of fines lines and wrinkles.

Find it in: Calm Complexion Balm, Luminescent SPF Cream.


Antiseptic | Anti-Inflammatory | Soothing | Cytophylactic

The name Lavender is believed to be derived from the Latin word “Lavare,” meaning “To wash,” as it was often used in baths and laundry for its fragrant properties.

According to ancient texts, its purposes range from medicinal to religious, having been used to clean cuts and to soothe bruises and skin irritations, as well as to scent the air for spiritual practices. Other historical uses for this oil included mummification and perfumery for the Egyptians, while for the Romans it was used in baths and in cooking.

Lavender oil moisturizes chapped and aging skin. Its antiseptic, anti fungal and antimicrobial properties provides soothing relief to minor burns and cuts, decreasing pain and inhibiting bleeding while eliminating bacteria from the wound.

Find it in:  Purifying Gel Cleanser, Detoxifying Gel Cleanser, Skin Tight Scrub, Revitalizing Eye Contour Balm, Calm Complexion Balm, Beard Oil, Skin Vitality Serum

Antioxidant | Anti-Inflammatory | Astringent

Lemon balm also known as Sweet Mary, Honey plant and Cure-all, is a member of the mint family that is native to Europe and the Mediterranean. For more than 2,000 years, this herb has been cultivated as a culinary and medicinal plant. It is regarded as a “calming” herb and traditionally used to combat anxiety, stress and insomnia, to treat wounds, ease indigestion and to stimulate the appetite.

The leaves of lemon balm contain potent astringent and anti-bacterial properties useful for
many things including cleansing pores to reduce blackheads. Due to rosmarinic acid, one of
lemon balm’s key antioxidant ingredients. The acid has a slightly drying effect that helps
​reduce oily, acne-prone skin. In addition, anti-inflammatory action that may prove useful for alleviating redness and swelling associated with acne outbreaks.

Find it in: Calm Complexion Balm, Skin Tight Scrub, Luminescent SPF Cream, Beard Oil

Antiseptic | Antioxidant | Antimicrobial

The verbena plant has its origins in the rainforests of 1700s Chile, before making its way around South America as a miracle cure for fever. Legend has it that verbena oil actually pre-dates this discovery, with the belief it was actually what the Ancient Egyptians called ‘Tears of Isis’. What we know for certain is that by the 1760s verbena had been introduced to North Africa, Caribbean, Australia and Europe, where it was more commonly known as “Devil’s bane” or “Holy herb.”

Lemon verbena contains compounds that fight oxidative stress. Research has shown that the level of antioxidants in lemon verbena is similar to that of green tea.  Citral is the compound responsible for lemon verbena’s aroma, it has powerful anti-microbial properties. The polyphenols in lemon verbena help to reduce inflammation.

This plant oil is high in antiseptic content and emollient properties, making it a fantastic tonic for your skin.

Find it in: Skin Tight Scrub, Calm Complexion Balm, Luminescent SPF Cream, Beard Oil

Skin Lightening | Soothing | Sebum Balancing | Antioxidant 

Glycyrrhiza glabra is a relative of peas and beans as a member of the legume family and it is predominantly grown throughout Asia.

Licorice root has been around since the first recorded works of humankind. In fact, much of this root was found in the tomb of King Tut. Back then, Egyptians saw licorice as a remedy for every ailment. They would seep the root in a tea called “Mai sus.”

Studies have found that the skin lightening compound found in licorice root called liquiritin can help lighten pigmenation. Further research confirmed that both liquiritin and licochalcone inhibit the enzyme known as tyrosinase. When this enzyme reacts with the amino acid, tyrosine, it converts the protein to melanin.

Used topically, these unique compounds will slow down the production the darker pigments. In turn, this will lessen hyperpigmentation. And one of the main advantages of licorice root over conventional skin lighteners is that there is no down time, photosensitivity or health risks which are commonly associated with synthetics such as hydroquinone.

Find it in: Clear Complexion Masque, Facial Radiance Firming Masque.

Provides broad spectrum preservation against Gram-positive and Gram negative bacteria, yeast, and mold. It is composed of Diazolidinyl Urea, 3-Iodo-2-propylbutylcarbamate and less than 1% Propylene Glycol.

LuxGlide N350 is a 100% natural and sustainable emollient that has the sensory feel of cyclomethicone and dimethicone. Derived from coconut, castor oil and non-GMO wheat. It is eco-certified and biodegradable. Used for improving skin-feel in creams and lotions.

Find it in: Luminescent SPF Cream


Regenerating | Antioxidant | Protecting

The macadamia nut was discovered by British colonists in Queensland, Australia, in 1857. The macadamia migrated to Hawaii courtesy of William Herbert Purvis who gathered macadamia nuts near Mount Bauple in Queensland, Australia, and brought them to Hawaii’s Big Island in 1882. He nurtured the imported nuts and planted them as seedlings in Kukuihaele, Hawaii.

This oil is one of the highest sources of palmitoleic fatty acids in nature. Palmitoleic acid is vital for delaying premature aging; as our skin ages, it rapidly becomes depleted in this important fatty acid, which is why macadamia nut oil is the perfect inclusion for mature skin types.

By applying the oil topically improves your skins palmitoleic acid levels; decreasing the rate at which your skin deteriorates, keeping it taut, and discouraging wrinkles from forming.  Oleic acid, this fatty acid gives macadamia nut oil its fantastic regenerating and moisturizing properties. Linoleic acid, this is a wonderful fatty acid that helps to prevent trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) from the skin’s delicate tissues.

High in phytosterols.  Phytosterols are also calming and healing, which is why they are known to help repair the skins barrier function.

Find it in:  Facial Radiance Masque, Ultra Deluxe Balm

Mango Seed Butter – Mangifera Indica

Regenerative | Protective | Antioxidant | Softening

Considered to be India’s “King of fruits.” In Asia and South East Asia, the mango fruit has been used in traditional medicine for its healing, moisturizing, and rejuvenating properties. In the medicinal system of Ayurveda, the Mangifera indica herb has been used for over 4000 years with the belief that it had the ability to strengthen the heart, improve brain activity, and increase the body’s immunity. The natural fat derived from the fruit’s seeds is what is referred to as the butter, which shares the same reputation as its fruit source.

Used topically, mango butter’s creamy, long-lasting emollience nourishes skin and boosts its elasticity as well as its suppleness, thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and tightening skin for a firmer appearance. Its high vitamin content protects skin against harsh environmental stressors and damage caused by overexposure to harmful UV radiation.

Mango butter is known to boost skins luster and natural radiance while reducing the appearance of dark spots. Along with softening and soothing properties, it cleanses the skins surface of impurities and unblocks pores. The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties of mango butter make it an effective soothing agent for skin afflicted by dryness, eczema, and dermatitis. By restoring and maintaining moisture levels and by boosting cell regeneration.

Find it in: Revitalizing Eye Contour Balm, Ultra Deluxe Balm

Anti-Inflammatory | Antioxidant | Humectant | Mineral Rich

The origins of maple sugaring (the practice of making maple syrup from sap) are steeped in legend. Native Americans began the practice long before Europeans arrived in North America. However, no one knows what tribe first discovered it. There are multiple legends regarding its discovery.

One story states that Prince Glooskap found his people lazily drinking maple syrup right from the trees instead of working. As punishment, he added water to the syrup and made the sap only available in spring. Now, the people would have to boil down the sap instead of being lazy. Similarly, another story puts Kokomis, the son of the Earth Mother, in the role of Prince Glooskap. A third story, from the Chippewa and Ottawa tribes of Michigan states that the god NenawBozhoo cast the spell.

Canada currently produces 85% of the world’s maple syrup – that equates to 900 million litres of sap every year.

Maple syrup contains 54 beneficial compounds, including vitamins A and B, large numbers of antioxidants as well as anti-bacterial properties. Like raw honey, maple syrup is full of powerful antioxidants which can help to fight wrinkles, reduce dryness and promote healthy, vibrant skin.

Find it in: Purifying Gel Cleanser

Matrixyl™ 3000  is an anti-aging peptide produced in France, trademarked by Sederma Inc., and is the first anti-aging element based on the technology of Matrikine peptide. Comprised of two peptides matrikines palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 and palmitoyl tripeptide-1. The two peptides function synergistically by signaling cells to generate more collagen and elastin in the under-layers of skin. It increases fibroblasts in the skin which stimulates glycosaminoglycan cells to strengthen the connective tissue to firm aging complexions.

Find it in: Hyper Advanced Skin Tightening Serum


Antiseptic | Sebum Balancing | Anti-Acne

Orange blossom (Neroli) floral water is steam distilled from the pretty white flowers of the bitter orange tree.  It requires the harvest from several bitter orange trees to produce the neroli extract. Each tree produces an average of about 60-lbs of the flowers, and it requires about 1,000-lbs to produce a single litre of the hydrosol.

Though bitter orange essential oil has been around for centuries, neroli essential oil wasn’t discovered until the seventeenth century. It was named after Anna Maria de la Tremoille, princess of Nerola. The oils properties were extremely valued by the people of Venice who used it against plague and fevers.

Hydrosols are the waters that emerge from the distillation of essential oils. These contain the lightest, wateriest parts of the plants essence.

Neroli floral water offers astringency making it appropriate for oily, acneic and mature skin types.

Find it in: Feather Light Face Lotion, Hyper Advanced Skin Tightening Serum


Antioxidant | Emollient | Cleansing

Olive oil and the olive tree have popular mention throughout religious scriptures and are often symbolic of divine blessings, peace, and offering an apology, hence the expression “Extending an olive branch” as a way of conveying the desire for a truce.

Referred to as “Liquid gold” by the Greek poet Homer, olive oil was so respected that the cutting down of olive trees was punishable by death, according to the 6th and 7th century B.C. Greek Laws of Solon. As the Roman Empire expanded throughout the Mediterranean region, olive oil became a major article of trade. The Romans used olive oil as a body moisturizer after bathing and would give gifts of olive oil for celebrations. The Spartans as well as other Greeks moisturized with olive oil at the gymnasia, in order to accentuate the muscular forms of their bodies. Greek athletes also received massages that used olive oil. Egyptians used it as an antibacterial agent, a cleanser, and a moisturizer for skin.

Used topically, olive oil can be applied for its ability to clean, moisturize, and eliminate bacteria by deeply penetrating pores without clogging them. Those with acne-prone skin or with skin sensitivities such as dryness, inflammation, and itchiness can use olive oil to hydrate skin while eliminating and preventing acne-causing bacteria from forming.

Its antioxidant properties help prevent skin from showing signs of premature aging by restoring its smoothness, creating a protective barrier against harmful UV rays, and preventing skin damage caused by free radicals.

Find it in:  Skin Tight Scrub, Luminescent SPF Cream

Anti-Inflammatory | Antibacterial | Antifungal | Astringent

Derived from the leaves of the olive tree. In the 1900s, the leaves were found to contain an active and unique compound called oeuropein, which contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This unique constituent was also discovered to prevent the growth of parasites, fungi, and harmful bacteria and to have the ability to stimulate circulation.

Used topically, olive leaf extract can protect against the harsh effects of the weather, the elements, and environmental stressors and pollutants. It can slow the appearance of the signs of aging, nourish and purify, calm irritation, repair damage, and eliminate harmful bacteria from developing infections, making it beneficial for soothing conditions such as dermatitis. It is known to reduce redness, hydrate, stimulate the growth of new skin, and to enhance circulation.

Find it in: Purifying Gel Cleanser, Clear Complexion Masque, Vitamin ABC Replenishing Masque

Optiphen is a paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservative. Optiphen is a globally approved preservative system consisting of Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, which provides broad spectrum preservation against bacteria, yeast and mold.


Exfoliating | Rejuvenating | Vitamin A + C Rich

The papaya is native to the tropics of the Americas, and was first cultivated in Mexico. Papayas were originally found in the Andes in South America but spread with the help of the Native Americans.

When Christopher Columbus first discovered this fruit, he called it the “Fruit of the angels” – probably for its heavenly, sweet savor.

The extract from the fruit has shown significant antibacterial properties and has been used in the topical treatment of cuts, rashes, stings, and burns.

Papaya contains vitamin A, which helps to reveal the next layer of the skin and exposes a radiant complexion and vitamin C, an antioxidant with wonderful qualities that helps to smooth and soften the skin. Papaya fruit extract makes an effective, non-abrasive exfoliant. An enzyme in the fruit, papain, helps to remove impurities and slough away dead skin cells. Regular use of the ingredient helps to fade acne spots, scars, and sun damage.

Find it in: Vitamin ABC Replenishing Masque, Pre-Treatment Skin Brightening Elixir

Antioxidant | Anti-Inflammatory | Firming

The peony is a species so famous in China that many events are organized to celebrate this flower in all the country when it is blooming. Born in Central and Eastern Asia it is an herbaceous plant that grows slowly in woods and meadows but that has been cultivated in many Chinese areas since the Sui’s dynasty in the 6th century. Those emperors exhibited peonies in their gardens to anybody in the country. The traditional Chinese medicine considers that it has so many properties – its roots – that it is one of the most used medicine plants in China. Imported in Europe at the end of the 18th century, it has become an ornamental plant very popular till nowadays thanks to its many cultivars.

When the Three Kingdoms era of China, Hwata’s house was surrounded by the herbs. He considered Peony as insignificant herb since it doesn’t taste unusual and bitter. One day, the wife of Hwata got injured on her leg. Hwata took several herbs on her wound but bleeding was not stopped. The wife suggested to try Peony and Hwata treated the Peony on the wound. Bleeding stopped soon. Hwata started to recognize its medicinal effect and let his wife drink its extract. The wound was cured in a few days.

Peony root shows excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. When used as an active, Paeoniflorin is known to help delay cell damage by free radicals, fight infections, and regenerate healthy cells. It powerfully enhances the skin’s complexion, rendering it visibly brighter and much more youthful-looking. Peony’s excellent brightening and firming properties keep skin healthy and renewed so skin stays glowing.

Peonies contain paeonol, an antibacterial compound which works to treat inflammation, wounds, and skin irritations. Thanks to paeonol’s antifungal properties, skin is soothed and reduces reactions and pigmentation. With inflammation in check, skin stays smooth, even, and toned.

Find it in:  Facial Radiance Masque, Skin Vitality Serum

Exfoliating | Toning | Cleansing

Pineapples have a long tradition as a medicinal plant among the natives of South and Central America.

Pineapple extract is known to contain the fruit enzyme ‘bromelain’. The first isolation of bromelain was recorded by the Venezuelan chemist Vicente Marcano in 1891 by fermenting the fruit of pineapple.

Pineapple is rich in vitamins C & E. It is an effective exfoliant that sloughs off dead cells on the surface of the skin. It can also act as an astringent with cleansing properties, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits.

Find it in: Purifying Gel Cleanser, Pre-Treatment Skin Brightening Elixir

Vitamins A + E Rich | Antioxidant

Grown in the South West of France.  The argen plum has a long history that dates back to the 12th century when it is said that French Noblemen brought back damson plums and seedlings from Syria.  The monks of the Abbey of Clairac crossed the damsons with a local variety to product a new variety, called the argen plum.  The plum is a member of the almond family.

Plum seed oil is comprised of triglycerides and multiple fatty acids, such as palmitic, stearic, oleic and linoleic acid, as well as a source of vitamin E, C and A.  It demonstrates the dramatic ability to nourish, moisturize, support and protect the skin and hair with its light texture and quick absorption.

Find it in: Luminescent SPF Cream, Ultra Deluxe Balm, Beard Oil

Antioxidant | Cytophylactic | Hydrating

Referred to as “The fruit of life” and as “Nature’s power fruit,” Pomegranates symbolize numerous concepts, theories, and legends for several religious, cultural, spiritual, and medical practices.

In Ancient Egypt of 1600 BC, the high value placed on pomegranates as a symbol of life after death made them a requirement in a Pharaoh’s residence, where they were painted on the walls and on tombs. In traditional medical practice, the ancient Egyptians used pomegranates to eliminate intestinal worms. The imagery of the fruit was found on temple pillars, mosaics, on the robes of priests, and on coinage.

Pomegranate oil boosts collagen production and exhibits anti-inflammatory qualities. Its ability to repair skin that is damaged, dry or aging. It nourishes skin while offering soothing and protective properties, especially to skin that is irritated and sunburned. By stimulating cells in the outer layer of skin, pomegranate oil promotes the reversal of skin damage, consequently uncovering a newer layer of skin. In this way, it reduces the appearance of scarring.

Suitable for all skin types, including oily and acne-prone skin, pomegranate oil leaves lasting moisture without leaving a greasy residue or clogging pores.

Find it in: Beard Oil

Zinc | Beta-Carotene | Vitamin A + C + E Rich | Smoothing

The earliest known evidence of the domestication of pumpkin dates back 8,000–10,000 years ago.

Pumpkin seed oil is often known as the “Superhero ingredient” in skincare products due to its richness in zinc, vitamin E, vitamin C, antioxidants, and omega 3 & 6 fatty acids.

Pumpkin seed oil is known to be very high in linoleic acid which aids with the re-hydration of dry or mature skin.  The high amounts of zinc and vitamin E also improve skin tone, help wounds heal more rapidly, fight acne and help with skin renewal.

Find it in: Ultra Deluxe Balm

PEPHA®-TIGHT is a unique natural tightening and firming active ingredient: it delivers both a fast, instant tightening experience, and a superior long term skin firming effect. PEPHA®-TIGHT is a highly purified biotechnologically produced extract from the microalgae Nannochloropsis oculata combined with a well-balanced fraction of polysaccharides.

Find it in: Hyper Advanced Skin Tightening Serum


Essential Fatty Acid Rich | Antioxidant

This plant has been used in folk medicine for a very long time with many different uses, including making tea out of the leaves. Evidence has been found of Palaeolithic cave dwellers ate raspberries.

Red raspberry seed oil, a source of vitamin A and vitamin E contains a high amount of antioxidants and essential fatty acids, like alpha-linoleic acid, which helps rebalance the skin’s natural oils and is non-comedogenic.  The composition of these omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids has been shown to reduce the effects of oxidative stress in skin.

The nutritional content of red raspberry seed oil leads it to be used as anti-inflammatory to skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis.

Find it in: Luminescent SPF Cream, Ultra Deluxe Balm

Detoxifying | Cleansing | Purifying

Rhassoul is a Moroccan soil from the Atlas Mountains. The clay forms a dry, cake like mud river where it is collected in chip form. This chip form is in its most active form. It has a high content of skin healing silica but also contains detoxifying minerals; magnesium, aluminium, iron and calcium.

Unlike other clays found the world round, rhassoul clay not only purifies the skin but heals and softens as well. When mixed with water it forms an intensive cleansing gel. After washing off the paste skin is found to be silky soft, noticeably softer than before application.

Find it in: Skin Tight Scrub

Vitamin C + Retinol Rich | Hydrating | Rejuvenating

Rosehip is the fruit of the rose plant, with the extract powder coming from the seeds and shells. It is high in vitamin C as well as 32 other minerals and vitamins such as beta carotene, bioflavinoids, calcium, citrates, citric acid, iron malates, malic acid, niacin, phosphorus and vitamins A, B1, B2, E & K.

Find it in: Clear Complexion Masque, Facial Radiance Masque, Pre-Treatment Skin Brightening Elixir

Used for more than 2000 years, rosehip oil was used by the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans, because of its healing properties. Rosehip oil has been used largely in medicinal and cosmetic applications, often being regarded as the “Oil of Youth.”

Medicinal preparations made of rosehips were used by Ancient Chinese doctors and early Native Americans to treat stomach weakness, muscle cramps, and to ease joint stiffness and pain. During World War II, rosehips were used as a replacement for citrus fruits, as the levels of the antioxidant vitamin C in citrus fruits were not as high as the levels found in rosehips. In Britain during wartime, rosehip seed oil was made into a syrup to protect against and provide relief from indigestion, diarrhea, infection, stomach and menstrual cramps, and nausea.

Rosehip come from the “hips,” the small fruit seeds found behind the flowers, which are left once the roses have bloomed and lost their petals. Rosehip seed oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids, rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

It works to accelerate skin regeneration and to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores or age spots, it restores elasticity to skin with fine lines and stretch marks, minimizing the appearance of both. This “Oil of Youth” replenishes skin’s moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin that prevents its dehydration.

Find it in: Revitalizing Eye Contour Balm, Calm Complexion Balm, Luminescent SPF Cream, Ultra Deluxe Balm, Beard Oil


Vitamin C Rich | Antibacterial | Soothing

This extract is rich in vitamin C, pro-vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids.

Find it in: Facial Radiance Firming Masque

For over a thousand years, preparations made from sea buckthorn have been used medicinally in Mongolia, China and Tibet. Also used in ancient Greece as a fodder for horses to promote weight gain and a shiny coat. In fact, the generic Latin name “Hippophae” literally translates to “Shiny horse”.

Typically found in the thickets of mountain slopes, high-altitude meadows, river banks, and seashores. Recently, it is being used to reclaim wasteland and mined areas in Canada, Germany, Hungary, Romania, and Russia.

Topical application of sea buckthorn oil has been reported for skin therapy including sun, heat, chemical and radiation burns, eczema and poorly healing wounds. Recognized for its anti-aging properties, sea buckthorn oil is ideal for stimulating skin cell regeneration. Rich in beta carotenes, it gives a glowing complexion and is perfect for after-sun care.

Russian cosmonauts used sea buckthorn cream for protection from cosmic radiation.

A natural shimmer pigment which reflects light to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores. This natural white sericite mica has not been coated or treated with other ingredients or chemicals. Sericite is typically made of muscovite, illite, or paragonite.  The name comes from Latin sericus, meaning “Silken” in reference to the location from which silk was first utilized, which in turn refers to the silky sheen of rocks with abundant sericite.

Find it in: Luminescent SPF Cream

Native American herbalists included the mucilaginous inner bark in their medicine bags, and found numerous other uses for the pliable slippery elm bark, including using the fiber for making canoes and baskets. Native American herbalists shared their herbal knowledge with the early colonists, who came to rely on the slippery elm as one of their most valued home remedies.

Early settlers called the inner bark of the tree “Slippery-elm food.” The boiled bark was an important survival food for both the Native Americans and the colonists during times of famine. George Washington and his troops are believed to have subsisted for several days on gruel made from slippery elm bark during the cold winter at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. A poultice made from the inner bark was a field dressing for gunshot wounds during the Revolutionary War.

Slippery elm bark is calcium-rich, nutritive substance containing bioflavonoids, a high amount of mucilage, starch, a small quantity of tannins, and vitamin E.

When the inner bark is mixed with water, it produces a soothing and emollient substance with cleansing properties and can be applied to the skin for numerous skin problems. In salve form, it can be used to soothe diaper rash, burns, scalds and minor skin infections.

Find it in: Purifying Gel Cleanser, Detoxifying Gel Cleanser, Clear Complexion Masque

Emollient | UV Protective | Soothing | Rejuvenating

The word Shea is derived from the word S’í, the Bambara name given to the tree in Mali. Throughout Africa, the continent of its origin, it goes by many other names. The name means “Tree of life.”

In some of Africa’s poorest regions, the Shea tree has become important to the economy and to the livelihood. In these places, shea butter is most commonly known as ‘Women’s Gold,’ due to the fact that Shea Butter production is the source of income for many women in Africa. The women use shea butter to purchase food, clothing, personal items, and to afford an education, among other purposes.

Although some early records state that European explorers began using shea butter in the 1300s, the natural emollient was used long before then by the people of Africa. For use in the harsh desert climates, shea nuts were crushed, mashed, and boiled into a butter that was used to protect skin and hair from the drying, damaging elements while also being used to relieve insect bites.

According to historical sources, the use of shea butter has even been traced back to Egypt as far back as the first century at the time of Queen Cleopatra, when it was used largely in skin care products. Ancient accounts tell the story of Cleopatra demanding that large jars full of shea butter accompany her on all her travels so that she could apply the smooth, hydrating, soothing, and rejuvenating butter to her skin daily.

Rich in vitamins A, E  & F, shea butter is a natural emollient that nourishes skin. It’s moisturizing, circulation-boosting, and anti-inflammatory properties address skin problems such as dryness, discolorations, stretch marks, and blemishes. Whether skin is dry or oily, shea butter balances its oil production without clogging pores.

It is known to soothe and hydrate mature skin as well as skin that has been damaged by the harsh effects of the elements. Its cinnamic acid content provides skin with a degree of protection against the sun, acting as a natural sun screen.

Find it in: Luminescent SPF Cream

Silk Peptides are a highly purified grade of natural silk power, processed in such a way as to retain the original physical structure and chemical composition of silk.

It balances the skin by absorbing and releasing moisture as needed. Helps heal the skin and contains 18 amino acids including serine, glycine and alanine that come from the cocoon of the silk worm and all have a chemical composition that is very close to that of human skin and hair making them a wonderful source of nourishment and maintenance.

Humectant |  Brightening | Soothing

Its use dates back as far as 200 A.D. when it was included in one of the earliest TCM classics- the materia medica by “Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing”, the father of Chinese medicine.

In ancient times, like many of the other revered medicinal mushrooms such as Reishi and Cordyceps sinensis, Tremella fuciformis was only reserved for royalty, ruling family members or for rich people who could afford this highly valued superfood.

Tremella mushroom belongs to the jelly fungus family and has many different names. In Chinese, it’s called silver ear mushroom (pinyin: yín ěr), and in Japanese, it’s called shiro kikurage which translates to “white tree jellyfish”. It’s also commonly known as “snow mushroom”

In ancient China, Yang Guifei (719-756, Tang Dynasty) was one of the “Four Great Beauties”, an imperial concubine that is considered one of the most beautiful women in Chinese history. She was so beautiful that she was referred to as having “a face that would put flowers to shame.”

It was reported that Yang Guifei attributed Tremella mushroom to be the secret to her everlasting beauty. She used it regularly to maintain her glowing complexion and youthful skin.

For centuries, Chinese women have been consuming Tremella fuciformis in its whole mushroom form and as Tremella mushroom extract to make their skin more moist, soft and pliable. It’s recognized as one of the best tonic herbs to help maintain the health of the skin as the body ages.

Tremella mushroom has many restorative benefits but it’s most famous for its beauty and skin enhancing properties: Nourishes skin, naturally moisturizes, improves elasticity, brightens complexion, and deeply hydrates.

Its unique polysaccharide compounds show remarkable water retaining properties. Its water holding capacity is nearly 500 times its own weight.

The natural extract of Tremella has been shown to easily penetrate the skin’s layers, forming a protective film of moisture that transforms the look and feel of dryness and roughness. It is also rich in Vitamin D, which helps soothe skin inflammations such as those associated with acne.

Find it in: Skin Vitality Serum

It has many functions in cosmetics, including pH adjuster, buffering agent, and abrasive – such as in face or body scrubs. When used in small amounts to adjust and maintain the pH of skin products, baking soda is not a problem for skin; however, when used among the main ingredient in scrub products, it’s simply too abrasive.

Find it in: Clear Complexion Masque

Humectant | Plumping | Antioxidant

Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide that occurs naturally in the human body and works to support the body’s collagen production and to help maintain elasticity. This natural molecule is specifically found in the hair, skin, eyes, nerves, and joints.

Sodium Hyaluronate, is the salt form of hyaluronic acid. It is synthesized to create a smaller molecular structure for stability and increased resistance to oxidation. It works in a similar way, offering better skin penetration and stability. Its water-holding ability – specifically its natural capacity for holding water that is 1000 times its weight.

This High Molecular Weight (HMW) form of Sodium Hyaluronate forms a protective film on the skin’s surface, where it draws in moisture, has the ability to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin to rapidly enhance skin texture for instant hydration and plumping effect, thus reducing the look of wrinkles and making skin younger-looking. It is also prized for its skin-soothing qualities.

The high molecular weight of Sodium Hyaluronate is achieved through the bio-fermentation of non-GMO plant resources.

Find it in: Skin Vitality Serum

Astringent | Exfoliating | Skin Brightening

Strawberry is a very good source of vitamin C. The combination of that plus numerous other antioxidants is what allows strawberry to help skin to better withstand environmental damage.

Ellagic acid is among the primary antioxidants in strawberry, and has a documented soothing effect on skin’s surface, plus contributes to strawberry being a prebiotic.

Reputed to have exfoliating properties, which not only remove dead, dull, and flaky skin cells but that also promote the growth of newer and healthier skin, resulting in skin that looks and feels smoother, firmer, softer, brighter, and more evenly-toned. Its emollience helps to hydrate and alleviate the discomforts of dry skin while protecting it against the harsh effects of UV radiation.

Find it in: Facial Radiance Firming Masque, Pre-Treatment Skin Brightening Elixir

Squalene was discovered in shark liver oil the early 20th century, and by the 1950s researchers figured out that squalene was an important component of our skin’s natural oils. While squalene is an incredible moisturizing substance in our skin, in the bodies of other animals, and even in plants, it’s also an unstable molecule, prone to oxidizing when it’s exposed to air.

Scientists discovered that when squalene is hydrogenated into squalane, it becomes a much more resilient ingredient. Researchers found that squalane works wonders on skin because it mimics what’s already in skin, and doesn’t turn rancid in the way squalene does over time.

As companies started using squalane as an emollient in cosmetics in the 1950s, it was derived from shark liver. The overfishing that occurred in order to harvest shark livers endangered multiple species, and squalane from sharks has been banned in the European Union since 2009.

After the ban on shark liver squalane, researchers began looking for other squalane sources, which led to olive oil. Olives contain a small amount of squalene, which gets more and more concentrated in the various steps of olive oil processing until it’s finally recovered from olive oil’s final production waste and turned into squalane. Light and easily absorbed, it leaves the skin silky and smooth. It softens the skin, improves elasticity, protects against moisture loss.

Find it in: Calm Complexion Balm, Luminescent SPF Cream, Ultra Deluxe Balm, Feather Light Lotion, Beard Oil

Sugarcane was the first source of sugar, and the people in the Bengal region of India began refining it into sugar around 3000 years ago; the substance they made was known as guda.

Indian sailors loved sugar so they’d bring it with them on their trips overseas. They would share the sugar with the people they met in foreign lands, who became interested in the cultivation and refining of sugarcane. The Middle East, as a result of their interest, picked up the techniques from India and began their own sugar production in the Middle Ages. This region, being much closer to Europe than India, began selling sugar as an expensive spice to the Europeans. Sugar remained prohibitively pricey for most until around 1400.

During the Renaissance, sugarcane was imported to Brazil and other tropical areas where it flourished under the control of European powers, who no longer had to rely on their Middle Eastern and Asian counterparts for supply. Sugarcane is exceptionally labour intensive to harvest and refine, so slaves were used to manufacture it. The sugar plantation industry was massive, and it was built on the backs of slaves.

Sugarcane is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the “glue” that bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin. Glycolic acid is typically used to treat sun-damaged and aging skin.

Find it in: Skin Tight Scrub

SYN®-AKE is an effective synthetic peptide that was developed by the Swedish company Pentapharm Ltd. This ingredient designed to fight aging is a synthetic form of snake venom. It replicates the effects of a peptide that is known as Waglerin 1, which is a component of the venom found in the Temple Viper, a poisonous snake native to Southeast Asia.

SYN®-AKE works by reducing muscular contractions in the face and reduces cell movement; thereby keeping the skin smooth. The concept behind SYN®-AKE is that since snake venom causes muscular paralysis, a synthetic derivative of the venom would work to temporarily deaden the muscles in the face to prevent the formation or deepening of wrinkles.

It both tightens the look of skin and helps to reduce the muscle contractions that cause crow’s feet, parentheses around the mouth, and forehead lines. Working to inhibit the transmission of impulses that cause those muscles to tense up, it begins to smooth and relax the look of those wrinkles.

Studies have shown that using SYN®-AKE for four weeks, twice a day can smooth the look of wrinkles by more than 50%. This active peptide is exceptionally effective and has been tested thoroughly. It is compared to measures like Botox; it can provide similar results without even having to get an injection.

Find it in: Hyper Advanced Skin Tightening Serum


Antibacterial | Antifungal | Anti-Inflammatory | Wound Healing | Regenerating

Tamanu oil, also referred to as “Green Gold” is pressed from the fruit kernel of the tamanu nut tree. The plant receives its name from the Latin term meaning “Beautiful leaf,” hence another popular nickname for the century-old remedy: Beauty Leaf Oil.

In the traditional medicinal practices of the Pacific Islands, tamanu oil has been used for centuries to soothe and effectively eliminate various skin conditions, even infectious ones. It was applied topically to soothe scrapes, cuts, burns and sunburns, blisters, scars, stings and bites, dry skin, psoriasis, acne, eczema, and sores.

The women of Polynesia began using tamanu oil to promote skin health and clarity, even applying it in baby skin care to prevent potential diaper rash and skin conditions in infants.

Due to the research of French scientists, who had revealed their findings about the healing and regenerative properties of tamanu oil’s topical applications, the French people had discovered in the early 1900s that it exhibited beneficial qualities for addressing pain and for soothing ailments such as leprosy. In other areas of Europe, tamanu oil was used to address not only cuts, wounds and rashes, but to also soothe chapped and cracked skin, infections of the nails, and Athlete’s Foot. Cosmetically, it was also used to diminish the appearance of dark and puffy under eye circles.

It is reputed to soothe, repair, and diminish redness, scars and irritation, such as itchiness, dryness, and peeling while preventing blemishes from forming.

Find it in: Feather Light Face Lotion


Humectant | Sebum Regulating | Cleansing

Vegetable Glycerin viscous liquid derived from the oils of plants such as coconut, palm, or soy.

Used topically, vegetable glycerin’s natural emollience draws moisture into the skin and helps to retain the moisture, thereby softening, smoothing, and soothing the complexion. This hydrating property is known to enhance the appearance and texture of unhealthy skin.

Vegetable glycerin is known to facilitate healing when applied to acne, scratches, blemishes, and wounds. With cleansing properties that do not strip the skin of their natural oils, vegetable glycerin works to keep the skin free of acne-causing bacteria. It regulates oil production, soothes itching and dryness, eliminates congestion in the pores and nourishes skin.

Cell Regenerating | Pore Refining | Anti-Inflammatory | Skin Lightening

Niacinamide, is a form of vitamin B3, an essential nutrient.

Niacinamide helps build keratin, a type of protein that keeps your skin firm and healthy.  It can help your skin grow a ceramide (lipid) barrier, which helps retain moisture. Niacinamide reduces inflammation which may help ease redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions.

Also, it minimizes pore appearance — a natural reduction in pore size over time. Niacinimide can also help regulate the amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce and prevent your glands from going into overdrive and may be helpful for severe acne, especially inflammatory forms like papules and pustules. Over time, you may see fewer lesions and improved skin texture.

Some research has found 5 % niacinamide concentrations can be helpful in lightening dark spots. Benefits were seen after four weeks, but not beyond two months. This benefit may be due to increased collagen production.

When used topically every day, the ingredient can help reduce inflammation and hyperpigmentation, smooth your overall skin texture, and brighten your skin.

Our Feather Light Lotion contains 8% niacinamide.

Find it in: Feather Light Face Lotion, Vitamin ABC Replenishing Masque

Hydrating | Anti-Inflammatory | Regenerating

Panthenol, or pro-vitamin B5 is a water-soluble vitamin that deeply penetrates skin, delivering essential moisture that helps hydrate, soothe and encourage self-healing. pro-vitamin B5 works as a humectant, attracting and locking moisture into skin.  This action helps protect skin as well as support healthy collagen and elastin.

This skin conditioning vitamin has also been shown to help regenerate healthy skin tissue, reduce inflammation and relieve itchiness and redness. It accelerates and improves the healing of epidermal wounds. It is often used in sunburn treatment products.

Find it in: Vitamin ABC Masque, Pre-Treatment Skin Brightening Elixir, Feather Light Face Lotion


Astringent | Anti-Inflammatory | Antioxidant

Witch hazel has been pressed, boiled, and steamed for centuries. The plant predominately grows in the Eastern and Midwestern regions of the United States and in Southern Canada.

The Osage used witch hazel bark to treat skin ulcers and sores; the Potawatomi steamed twigs over hot rocks in their sweat lodges to soothe sore muscles; the Iroquoi brewed a tea to treat dysentery, colds, and coughs.

Given its versatility, some believed tea made from witch hazel leaves and bark would heighten occult powers as well. Many modern witches consider witch hazel a magical herb, using it to keep away evil and to heal broken hearts.

The Mohegans are also believed to be the first to show English settlers how to use Y-shaped witch hazel sticks for dowsing, an ancient method for finding underground water. In fact the name witch hazel is believed to have come from the Middle English “wicke” for “lively” — the dowsing stick bends toward the ground when water is detected below — and “wych,” an old Anglo-Saxon word for “bend.”

Studies have found active compounds in witch hazel such as flavonoids and tannins; these plant-based compounds also have antioxidant effects.  Witch hazel is astringent which can tighten the skin. The tannins are thought to be effective when applied directly to the skin to reduce swelling and fight bacteria.

Exfoliating | Anti-Inflammatory | Soothing

White willow is a deciduous tree native to Europe, Western and Central Asia. The underside of the leaves have a distinctive white tone which is the origin of its name.

In 1829 its main active ingredient, salicin, was identified and resulted in the creation of the pain killer acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) years later.

The use of willow dates back 6000 years. Ancient civilizations used white willow bark extract for conditions associated with pain and inflammation. In addition to salicin, willow bark extract is also high in tannins, phenolic acids, flavonoids, and various minerals, all of which help soothe the skin and aid in cell regeneration, allowing for a more youthful, refreshed complexion while managing the oiliness of the skin. It can be used as an exfoliant and as an astringent.

Find it in:  Purifying Gel Cleanser, Vitamin ABC Replenishing Masque


A polysaccharide which is an effective thickening agent and stabilizer to prevent ingredients from separating. It can be produced from simple sugars using a fermentation process, and derives its name from the species of bacteria used, Xanthomonas campestris.


Sebum Balancing | UV Protection | Anti-Inflammatory

A premium grade, non-nano, lightweight, transparent zinc oxide. Z-Cote® delivers highly effective protection against long-ray UVA and UVB radiation.

Zinc oxide reflects the harmful rays away from the skin.  It soothes the skin, has natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Some of Z-Cote’s key attributes are its inorganic nature, making it hypo-allergenic and not causing of allergic reaction.

Find it in: Clear Complexion Masque, Luminescent SPF Cream, Feather Light Face Lotion