Allantoin is natural chemical compound that moisturizes and soothes irritated skin and stimulates new skin growth. Allantoin is also an effective anti-inflammatory, can reduce redness and flaking, and is commonly used to treat burns, scars, and similar wounds.
Aloe reduces flaking, restores moisture to dry or damaged skin, improves healing, and helps reduce skin inflammation. It contains minerals, enzymes, antimicrobials, and amino acids. Antioxidants help the body repel free radicals and reduce skin damage.
Apricot oil is pressed from the seed or kernel and composed primarily of oleic and linoleic acids creating an unsaturated fat. It’s used in many hair and skin products because it absorbs easily, leaves no greasy residue, and has exceptional moisturizing qualities.
Argan oil is a skin conditioner rich in vitamin E, phenolic acid, carotenes, and essential fatty acids including omega-9 oleic acid and omega-6 linolenic acid. Argan oil is excellent for managing dry, irritated, sunburned, or acne-prone skin.
Beeswax is moisturizing, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. It won’t clog pores and functions as a humectant, attracting and retaining water on and in skin. It’s a good source of vitamin A and can help reduce itching associated with dry skin.
Caffeine is a naturally occurring compound found in plants that can reduce redness and tighten skin. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps protect against sun damage.
Charcoal powder is similar to carbon or activated charcoal. As a skin care ingredient, it draws dirt, bacteria, chemicals, etc. to the surface of the skin and absorbs over 1000 times its own weight in these harmful substances.
Cocoa butter is deeply hydrating and can prevent stretch marks and reduce the appearance of scars. Cocoa butter contains powerful antioxidants that combat free radicals and also functions as a humectant.
Coconut oil is rich in vitamins, especially vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals. It is an excellent moisturizer known to help treat eczema, psoriasis, and can even help treat and prevent acne.
Cucumber fruit extract is a skin conditioning agent and emollient. It reduces inflammation, tightens, brightens, and moisturizes.
Eucalyptus oil is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial. The oil is also a skin-conditioning agent used to treat skin infections and help alleviate skin irritation.
Glycerin is a “skin identical” ingredient, naturally found in and easily absorbed by the skin. It’s also a potent humectant, drawing water from the air into our skin to help retain its moisture levels.
Grape seed oil contains high levels of essential fatty acids and vitamin E, as well as proanthocyanidins, which are potent antioxidants. It’s an effective hair moisturizer and conditioner, and helps protect the skin’s collagen and elastin. It’s also an astringent that helps tighten and tone skin, and it’s very gentle on skin.
Honey is a moisturizing and skin-conditioning ingredient that functions as a humectant. Honey also has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, providing some protection against UV rays. Honey absorbs impurities and is an ideal cleansing agent.
Jojoba oil is a skin-conditioning agent and emollient with skin-softening properties. It can minimize fine lines and wrinkles. It’s non-greasy and non-tacky. It also benefits oily skin by regulating oil production, and helps hair growth by eliminating sebum plugs.
Kaolin is a very absorbent, naturally occurring clay mineral that can be used to soothe dry skin as well as pull oils and dirt out of skin.
Lavender oil is known for its uses in aromatherapy or as a fragrance, but it is also used as a skin care ingredient. Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and can soothe minor burns and insect bites.
Macadamia oil is derrived from the macadamia nut. The lightweight oil is high in phytosterols and palmitoleic acid, so it offers anti-aging qualities and easily penetrates the skin, reducing inflammation and irritation.
Mango seed butter is similar to cocoa and shea butter. It’s rich in antioxidants and vitamins A & E. It aids in cellular regeneration and is excellent for treating sunburns or moisturizing sensitive skin.
Orange oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, and has been shown to promote the production of collagen. The oil can soothe dry or irritated skin and soften calluses.
Panthenol is quickly oxidized by the body to pantothenate and is naturally converted into vitamin B5 in the skin. Primarily an emollient or moisturizer for the skin, it has humectant properties and also functions as a conditioner for hair. It can also help reduce the itching and inflammation associated with dry or irritated skin.
Peppermint oil is used to relieve skin irritation, itchiness, and redness where inflammation is present. The menthol content of the oil is also known to allow blood vessels to relax and improve circulation.
Sea salt contains sodium, chloride, sulfate, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. They work together to exfoliate, clean, and soften skin by removing dead skin cells.
Spearmint oil contains less menthol than peppermint oil so it is gentler on the skin. It has potent antibacterial and antifungal properties and can help improve circulation.
Sucrose (sugar) is an exfoliant and hygroscopic, absorbing moisture from the air. It naturally contains glycolic acid, which moisturizes the skin and protects it from pollutants. It is odorless and easily rinses off with no residue.
Sunflower seed wax has noncomedogenic and smoothing properties. It helps calm dry or irritated skin, combats acne, inflammation, and redness. It contains a significant amount of vitamin E and antioxidants which can reduce signs of aging.
Sunflower seed oil is used for noncomedogenic and smoothing properties. It combats acne, eczema, inflammation, redness, and irritation. It contains a significant amount of vitamin E and antioxidants which can reduce the signs of aging.
Sweet almond oil is a rich emollient that softens, smooths, and soothes the hair and skin. It enriches skin, helping to keep it moisturized without clogging pores. Sweet almond oil can relieve itchiness, rashes, dryness, irritation, and burns.
Tea tree (Melaleuca) oil has anti-microbial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties which help with the treatment of acne, dandruff, rashes, sunburns, and other skin conditions. Tea tree oil comes primarily from Australia and is noted for its fresh, camphor scent.
Tocopherol or tocopheryl acetate is more commonly known as vitamin E or vitamin E acetate. A potent antioxidant that helps protect the skin from environmental, free radical, and oxidative damage, it is incredibly moisturizing and can even prevent premature skin aging with regular use.