INGREDIENTS WE ADORE!
Marula Oil: This exotic oil, native to South Africa is powerful, yet non-comedogenic (won't clog your pores). It has a high level of oleic acid along with Vitamin C, essential amino acids, procyanidin, catechins and flavonoids which is an awesome protection combo against free-radicals and environmental damage as well as cell renewal and regeneration which are are paramount in facilitating healthy skin. Due to it's composition, Marula oil is is super nourishing and assists in moisture retention while helping to restore elasticity and vibrance.
Chia Seed CO2: This extract is very unique as it contains the highest concentration of vegetarian sourced Omega-3. Skin and hair moisture are rejuvenated due to the alpha linoleic acid content, while promoting skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and yielding, soft, silky skin.
Baobab Oil: This African superfruit oil, is exactly that, super! Not only is it rich in antioxidants but it is believed to also protect against heart disease and cancer, who knew! Baobab contains Vitamins A + D, and Omega-3, 6, and 9 making it awesome for improving skin regeneration. Baobab is also viable for easing severe dry skin conditions including itchy, flaky skin, eczema and psoriasis!
Hemp Seed Oil: Hemp Seed Oil, also known as Cannabis Sativa is considered to be an excellent emollient for skin, alleviating dryness, irritation, itchiness and dermal discomfort. However it has received some hype concerning it's association with Cannabis. To be clear, Hemp seed contains no THC and does not cause any psychoactive effects, but has retained the benefits of potential pain relief, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties.
Abyssinian Oil: Native to the Ethiopian Highlands, this magical oil contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and has a unique molecular structure unlike any other naturally occurring oils. Since it is high in Omega -9 it is known to improve manageability and shine, giving hair a glossy feel, though it is easily absorbed. It is also a great way to add sheen, without silicones, and is highly resistant to heat, making it an awesome hot oil treatment!
Aloe Vera: Deemed the plant of immortality by the ancient Egyptians, there's no wonder why this plant is known and loved by so many! While it is believed aloe is beneficial for wound healing, it is also known to be effective in calming dry, flaky skin, eczema, psoriasis and more. It also contains Auxin and Gibberellins, which help rejuvenate the skin through inflammation reduction as well as proteolytic enzymes which help repair dead skin cells on the scalp while promoting hair growth, preventing itchiness and reducing the occurrence of dandruff.
Horsetail Extract: This super-power herb works to strengthen hair with silicon (a natural ingredient, not to be confused with silicone), along with selenium which is essential for abundant hair growth. It also contains a plethora of nutrients including alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, iron, calcium, glycosides, aconitic acid, phytosterols, and saponins. It is believed that this mineral helps strengthen hair and improve sheen and texture, and this is no horse's tale!
Nettle Leaf Extract: This extract, rich in silica and sulfur is known to facilitate hair growth by improving scalp circulation and stimulating hair follicles, while simultaneously decreasing shedding hair. Rich in vitamins A, B, C. D and K along with potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iodine, silicon, iron, and manganese, this herb helps stimulate hair growth, with a healthy shine!
Cupuacu Butter: Native to the northern Amazon, cupuacu is grown on the cupuacu fruit tree, kin to the chocolate family (yum). It is known to improve skin elasticity and the appearance of prematurely aging skin, due to it's high phytosterol and essential fatty acid capacity. Aiding in moisture retention, cupuacu helps prevent dermal moisture loss subsequently softening and smoothening the skin.
Macadamia Nut Oil: High in monounsaturated fats including Oleic Acid (Omega 9), macadamia nut oil softens the skin, while Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) aids in moisture loss reduction and fortifying the skin's natural barrier. Also known to help reduce the appearance of aging, is Palmitoleic Acid (Omega 7) which combats fine lines, wrinkles and weathered skin. It is also non-greasy which is a plus!
Green Tea Extract: This extract, heavily utilized in Asia for it's prolific internal and external benefits is a powerful ingredient that helps restore skin elasticity, suppleness and complexion, while combating greasiness and delivering that ultra sexy glow.
Chamomile: This beautiful flower is more than a pretty face! It has an unbeatable reputation for healing, calming and naturally brightening the skin, and aiding in the relief of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It also contains great anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles.
Arnica Herb: Found in the mountainous regions of Europe and North America, it is believed that this powerful yellow plant packs an awesome pain-relieving punch, often utilized for calming the effects of bruises, muscle soreness, discoloration, swelling and inflammation.
Rosehip Seed Oil: Cold-pressed and wildcrafted from the rose hips of rosa rubiginosa, rosehip seed oil is an exceptionally active oil. Studies have indicated that this is one of the most regenerative oils, believed to improve the texture of skin, reduce the appearance of scars and discoloration.
Peppermint Essential Oil: Believed to be one of the best oil for potential muscle and dermal pain relief, peppermint essential oil which includes menthol provides a cooling and calming effect to the skin. This intoxicating oil is known to posses mild-analgesic effects which may help soothe mind and well as soreness.
Ginger Essential Oil: This beautiful essential oil comes from the flowering plant Zingiberaceae, which is believed to be soothing, warming and comforting to the skin and muscle discomfort. A key component of ginger is Zingibain (love that name) which is responsible for it's anti-inflammatory properties, that help relieve the effects muscle aches and pains, while reducing the amount of prostaglandins in the body which are aggregations associated with pain.
Frankincense Essential Oil: Known to be a powerful anti-inflammatory for pain reduction, it is also a dynamic astringent which help protect skin cells. What is so awesome about this oil, is that not only does is calm the dermis, but it helps reduce the appearance of blemishes, dark marks, pores, while assisting in lifting and tightening skin. Talk about a power-house!
Camellia Seed Oil: Widely used by the Japanese, this wonderful emollient helps clarify the skin, reduce the appearance of scars, and fortify dry, damaged and mature skin. It is a rich source of Omega-6 and Palmitic essential fatty acids with stellar anti-aging properties. It is a non-greasy oil, and known for keeping the skin, moist and supple.
Pea Extract: A powerful, plant-based extract obtained from peas, with skin-brightening, skin-smoothing and anti-aging properties. This is extract visibly reduces dark spots and hyperpigmentation, brightens and evens overall skin tone and texture, enabling flawless looking skin.
Licorice Extract: This plant-based extract is obtained from licorice roots, with skin-brightening and regenerative properties, with glycyrrhetic acid and flavonoids that help soothe irritated skin.
Black (Cumin) Seed Oil: Widely utilized in herbal medicine, this oil is known for it's potential healing benefits and therapeutic properties due to it's anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant content. It is high in essential fatty acids, and a great source of Palmitic acid, which helps soothe irritation, minimize the signs of aging and reduces the appearance of dark spots.
Jojoba Oil: This golden, unrefined oil is pressed from the seeds of Simmondsia chinensis beans. It is very unique in comparison to other carrier oils because it is actually a waxy ester that closely mirrors human sebum! It is considered an excellent emollient to maintain softness, lock in moisture, to keep the skin soft, smooth and supple.
Apricot Kernel Oil: Pressed from the seeds of the Prunus armeniaca tree, this oil is chock full of nutrient-rich vitamins A, B, E and K, along with Palmitic, Palmitoleic, and Stearic Acid which are believed to be good for all skin types, including dry, sensitive and baby skin. Though it is a richer oil, it is readily absorbed (hint hint: sebum) and may help calm irritations of dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema.
Allantoin: Present in the botanical extracts of the comfrey plant, this non-toxic, non-irritating and non-allergenic skin protectant is known for its soothing capabilities, and enhancement of smooth skin, while promoting skin cell regeneration and wound healing.
Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate: A plant-based preservative that offers excellent antimicrobial and antifungal properties, that help fight against bacteria, yeast and mold.
Cetyl Alcohol: Alcohol? Yep we said alcohol, but unlike drying alcohols, this one is naturally derived from coconut oil, which helps lock in the skin's natural moisture levels, sealing in all the goodness!
Glycerin (plant based): A humectant preventing moisture loss while enabling superior dermis hydration.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA): Believe it or not, this powerhouse is naturally produced by the body, and largely found in the skin, eyes, and connective tissue. Though it may sound questionable, this substance actually helps our tissues retain lubrication and moisture. HA is credited with giving skin that plump, hydrated look, and can hold up to 1000 times it's weight in water and acts as a powerful humectant to keep the skin hydrated!
Niacinamide: While it may sound sinister, this ingredient is actually Vitamin B3, a safe, non-irritating ingredient that is believed to improve skin texture, appearance, and hyperpigmentation reduction. Research has shown that niacinamide may stimulate collagen synthesis and production of ceramide which strengthens the skin barrier, helping it to resist external irritants and environmental factors.
Panthenol: Known as ProVitamin B5, strengthens and moisturizes and has awesome anti-inflammatory properties that help regenerate and rejuvenate the skin.
Sodium Lactate: A natural moisturizer that dramatically increases the moisture content of your skin, rendering it smooth and supple.
Tocopherol: Known as Vitamin E, this ingredient is a very powerful antioxidant that is naturally produced by our bodies. Due to environmental exposure our natural stores may become depleted, which is why the application of it will help regenerate the skin, and protect it from damage caused by free radicals.
Wheat Straw Glycosides, Cetearyl Alcohol: Also not to be associated with drying alcohol, this is a natural emulsifier that smoothes skin, leaving it kissably soft.