Here is a breakdown of the ingredients we use and why we add them to our products. This is were the “Nerdy” side comes in, but we made this really simple to understand.
Avocado- Full of vitamins like A, D, E, and is also high in fatty acids that are good for you.
Cocoa- It’s organic! This ingredient nourishes and moisturizes the skin. It contains fatty acids, mainly oleic, stearic, and palmitic. It also has antioxidants, vitamin E, and polyphenols (plant-based micronutrients).
Green tea/Matcha- Made with almond and vegetable oil, this combination with Matcha creates a unique blend of benefits. It is packed with antioxidants, chlorophyll, vitamins C, E, K & B, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium.
Mango- Loaded with vitamins like A and E, essential fatty acids, and natural antioxidants. It is non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores or aggravate acne-prone skin).
Shea- The butter of all butters. Known for it’s skin protectant properties, full of natural vitamins and fatty acids, it tackles dry skin and is anti-inflammatory. Also rumored to aid in the skin’s natural collagen production and wrinkle reduction.
Oils (Carriers & Essential)
Almond (sweet)- Rich in vitamins E, K, B and contains oleic & linoleic acid.
Aloe Vera- Contains moisturizing, emollient, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Apricot- Great for sensitive skin and is rich in vitamin E.
Avocado- Full of vitamins like A, D, E, it also functions as anti-aging & anti-inflammatory.
Babassu- The play cousin to coconut oil. Native to the rain forests of South America, it is filled with antioxidants, healthy fats, and moisturizes without feeling greasy.
Calendula- Rich in beta-carotene, vitamins A, C, E, it's great for those with mature skin, and is anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial properties that may help heal.
Carrot seed- Extracted from seeds, this works well with those with dry skin, contains beta-carotene (vitamin A).
Castor seed- Derived from Haiti & Jamaica, very effective emollient and occlusive that reduces skin moisture loss.
Eucalyptus- This antibacterial known for its purifying, cleansing, clarifying, and immune-boosting abilities.
Grapeseed- Extracted from the seeds of grapes, contains vitamins D, C, E, and is great for oily skin.
Jojoba- Great for oily skin, contains vitamin E & B, and mimics sebum (a type of oil that our body develops).
Neem- Also known as the India Lilac, this oil contains fatty acids, vitamin E, triglycerides, antioxidants, and even calcium. Other potential benefits are treating dry skin and wrinkles, collagen production, and is anti-fungal
Olive- Nourishes and moisturizes the skin. Packed with nourishing fatty acids: oleic, linoleic, and palmitic acids. It also contains antioxidants, vitamin E, and carotenoids.
Peppermint- Known to have mild antimicrobial properties.With its distinct smell, it also has mood boosting properties.
Sage- Similar to Tea Tree, it is known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal properties.
Tea tree- Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal properties. You know it’s real if you can smell it.