Ingredient Glossary


Our natural skincare products will forever be vegan, Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, gluten-free, and free of the following (and more!) ingredients.
 

Parabens

Phalates

SLS / SLES

Plastic Microbeads

Artificial Scents

Silicones

We have a responsibility as a brand to help educate consumers on what is (and isn't) in their products. We do the research so you don't have to and proudly list every ingredient we use below including why they're in our products and where they are sourced from. #lookcloser
 

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Acer Rubrum Bark Extract (Red Maple Bark Extract)

 

CAS #515 69-5

What it is

Skin Conditioner, Soothing

Why we use it

This ingredient contains glucitol-core-containing gallotannins (GCGs) compounds. GCGs blocks the activity of elastase – an enzyme that breaks down the elastins in your skin causing wrinkles to form and instead, creates a smooth texture on your skin. Source

Where it's sourced

Canada: Extracted from the bark of the red maple tree.

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Radiance

Alanine

 

CAS #302-72-7 / 56-41-7

What it is

Masking, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Alanine is a non-polar, hydrophobic amino acid, synthesized mainly from pyruvate and L-glutamate. As a non-essential amino acid, sufficient levels of alanine can be obtained through diet alone. In skincare, alanine is known to balance moisture levels on the skin, thus providing improved hydration. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Brazil: Plant derived.

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Aloe Vera Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice

 

CAS #85507-69-3 / 94349-62-9

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Aloe plants can withstand high temperatures and long periods of drought, due to their ability to store water in their succulent leaves. On the skin, it provides moisture and acts as a protective layer on top of skin after drying. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Guatemala: Derived from the fresh inner fillet gel of the aloe vera leaf.

Appears in

Awake, Calm, Purify

Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil

 

CAS #223747-87-3

What it is

Emollient, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Daily consumption and application of argan oil have been shown to have improved the skin hydration by restoring the barrier function and maintaining the water-holding capacity. It prevents water loss through the skin. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Morocco: Cold pressed and then unrefined from the seeds of the argan tree.

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Radiance

Arginine

 

CAS #74-79-3 / 7200-25-1

What it is

Masking, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Arginine promotes the production of collagen and has been shown to provide a wide range of life-enhancing benefits, including repairing and preventing damage in blood vessels and stimulating regeneration in the skin. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Brazil: Plant derived

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Aspartic Acid

 

CAS #56-84-8 / 617-45-8

What it is

Masking, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Acetyl aspartic acid has been shown to offer anti-aging benefits upon topical application to the skin. Recent studies showed that this amino acid contains fibrillin and collagen that increases skin firmness. Source

Where it's sourced

USA: Derived from sugarcane.

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Betaine

 

CAS #107-43-7

What it is

Humectant, Skin Conditioner, Viscosity Controller

Why we use it

Betaine is a sugar beet derived amino acid derivative and is known as an osmolyte, an ingredient that helps skin adapt to moisture losses and gains, essentially working to balance skin’s hydration. It also gives sensorial benefits to the formula and when used in cleansers – helping to make them milder and gentler. Source (1), Source (2), Source (3)

Where it's sourced

Germany: Derived from the sugar beet

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Betula Alleghaniensis (Yellow Birch) Bark Extract

 

CAS #2140147-19-7

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

This extract is derived from Yellow Birch bark and can have antioxidant properties, but can also have astringent properties, which is used to remove irritants from the skin's surface and even out skin tone. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Saguenay, Quebec, Canada: Extracted from the bark of the yellow birch tree

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Bisabolol

 

CAS #515-69-5 / 23089-26-1

What it is

Skin Conditioner, Soothing

Why we use it

Bisabolol has proven anti-inflammatory properties, it soothes acne, rashes, rosacea, psoriasis, and similar conditions associated with frequent skin irritations. It has also been shown that bisabolol calms the skin after exposure to UV rays, and tones down sunburns and redness. Source

Where it's sourced

Brazil: Unsaturated sesquiterpenic alcohol obtained from direct distillation of natural oil of Candeia Tree

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Butylene Glycol

 

CAS #107-88-0 (i), 6290-03-5 (ii)

What it is

Humetant, Skin Conditioner, Solvent, Viscosity Controlling

Why we use it

Butylene glycol works to condition skin and hair by coating the surface of your cells. It is also a solvent, meaning it helps to maintain a liquid consistency in a chemical compound. They help active ingredients that could become gritty or clumpy stay dissolved. Source

Where it's sourced

France: Procured from plant-based sugars via fermentation

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Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)

 

CAS #194043-92-0 - 91080-23-8

What it is

Skin Conditoner, Viscosity Controlling

Why we use it

Shea butter has high concentrations of fatty acids with fatty acid composition dominated by stearic (28-56%) and oleic (34-61%) acids. It acts as a good skin conditioning agent and is used on dry and dehydrated skin and deep wrinkles, promoting a soft, smooth, healthy skin appearance. Source

Where it's sourced

Ghana: Natural butter extracted from the shea nut

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Pina Colada, Vanilla, Radiance

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Caesalpinia spinosa Fruit Extract

 

CAS #39300-88-4

What it is

Skin Protecting

Why we use it

This extract helps to regulate the final product’s viscosity, stability, and softness, to enhance its texture, and to control its suspension as well as its spreadability and consistency on the skin. When added to formulations for gels, it helps them remain smooth and prevents them from becoming stringy or from feeling gummy. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Peru: Natural biopolymer from the galactomannans of the tara plant.

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Camellia Japonica (Tsubaki) Seed Oil,

 

CAS #223748-13-8

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Tsubaki seed oil strengthens skin barrier function by inducing type 1 pro-collagen synthesis and inhibiting the activity of metalloproteinase in cell culture. It also prevents moisture loss and contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-wrinkle abilities. It leaves a non-greasy and leaves skin feeling pleasant after use. Source (1) Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Japan: Cold pressed from the seeds of the camellia (tsubaki) flower.

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Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil (Camellia Oil)

 

CAS #225233-97-6

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Camellia japonica oil is harvested from the seeds of the plant (a flowering tree from Japan) and traditionally known for its remarkable ability to retain moisture and penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin. This is because its composition is similar to sebum; the oil naturally produced by human skin, and allows it to deliver an immense amount of phytonutrients to the skin. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Argentina: The fixed oil expressed or extracted from seeds of the desert shrub, Jojoba.

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Glow

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea Botanical Extract)

 

CAS #84650-60-2

What it is

Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Protector, UV Absorber

Why we use it

Its antimicrobial and astringent properties along with its ability to balance the skin’s oil production and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores make green tea extract ideal for use in products that target acne breakouts. 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, thus promoting the skin’s rejuvenation and renewal. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

China: Made from dried and finely ground green tea leaves

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Detox

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

 

CAS #84650-60-2

What it is

Antioxidant, Skin Protector, Antimicrobial

Why we use it

Camellia Sinensis Leaf extract contains the methylxanthines that stimulate microcirculation, helping even the tone and health of the skin. In addition, the extract is a good anti-inflammatory agent, reducing inflammation in the skin and inhibiting the action on collagenase. Source

Where it's sourced

China: Made from dried and finely ground green tea leaves

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Caprylhydroxamic Acid

 

CAS #7377-03-09

What it is

Preservative

Why we use it

This is a chelating agent that helps to preserve cosmetic products by neutralizing the metal ions, especially iron, in the formula. Source

Where it's sourced

USA: Synthesized by the transamidation of methyl caprylate (derived from coconut oil sourced from Southeast Asia) with hydroxyl-amine.

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Caprylic/Capric Trigylceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil)

 

CAS #65381-09 / 73398-61-5

What it is

Skin Conditioner, Masking

Why we use it

In skin care applications, Caprylic Capric Triglycerides offer lots of benefits: they offer a noticeable silkiness in the product itself and exhibit excellent anti-oxidant properties to extend the natural shelf life. In addition, they offer skin nurturing benefits due to the skin loving nature of the specific fatty acid esters, not seen with other carrier oils, and they are especially suited to sensitive skin and oily skin. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Indonesia: Extraction by the esterification of refined coconut kernels

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Nourish, Clarify, Pina Colada, Vanilla, Radiance

Carica Papaya

 

CAS #84012-30-6

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Papaya is rich in vitamins C and A and minerals like phosphorus, iron and magnesium. In skincare papaya helps to reduce pigmentation and enhances cellular turnover for improved skin tone and texture, while preventing clogged pores. Source (1) Source (2)

Where it's sourced

India: Sourced from raw papaya which are then ground, pasteurized and dried.

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Cellulose

 

CAS #9004-34-6

What it is

Absorbant, Bulking, Opacifying, Viscosity Controlling

Why we use it

Cellulose is an organic compound derived from plant cell walls. Similar to its structural support function in plants, cellulose is used in skincare as a versatile emulsifier to help stabilize solutions with different solubility. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

USA: Produced from the structural elements of cotton.

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Cellulose Gum

 

CAS #9004-32-4

What it is

Viscosity Controller, Emulsion Stabilizer

Why we use it

Cellulose gum is made of various fibrous substances derived from plants. Cellulose gum is a natural ingredient that is most often used as a thickener but also used as a film-forming agent. Source

Where it's sourced

USA: Produced from the structural elements of cotton

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Cetearyl Alcohol

 

CAS #8005-44-5

What it is

Emollient, Thickener

Why we use it

Cetearyl alcohol is used to help soften the skin and hair and to thicken and stabilize cosmetic products, such as lotions and hair products. As an emollient, cetearyl alcohol is considered an effective ingredient for soothing and healing dry skin. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

India: Extracted from 100% GMO free vegetable palm oil

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Cetearyl Olivate

 

CAS #85116-80-9

What it is

Emollient

Why we use it

Cetearyl olivate is an oily, waxy ester of cetearyl alcohol and the fatty acids from olive oil. Combined with sorbitan olivate, it forms a nonionic emulsifier that helps blend ingredients together in cosmetic formulas. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Italy: Derived from olive oil, by esterification of its fatty acids groups with sorbitol and cetearyl alcohol.

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Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract

 

CAS #84082-60-0

What it is

Fragrance, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract contains a key anti-inflammatory component called xα-bisabolol. It has also shown to offer wound healing and natural skin moisturizing benefits to the skin. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

China: Extracted from the flower of the chamomile plant

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Citric Acid

 

CAS #77-92-9 / 5949-29-1

What it is

Masking, Chelating, Buffering

Why we use it

Citric Acid exfoliates the complexion, which results in ridding of dead skin. Using products with citric acid should result in smaller pores and a decline in acne. When an ester is formed with Citric Acid, it has the ability to create a protective coating on the skin that limits how much moisture evaporates from your skin and in turn, promotes hydration. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

China: Extracted and processed from raw maize (corn) kernels

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Citrus Bergamia Oil (Bergamot Essential Oil) Bergaptene Free

 

CAS #89957-91-5

What it is

Fragrance, Astringent

Why we use it

In aromatherapy, bergamot essential oil has proven uplifting and energizing effects, supports the central nervous system and soothes anxiety. Bergamot will also penetrate and unclog pores, while respecting your skin’s natural lipid barrier which prevents over-drying nor stripping. Source

Where it's sourced

Italy: The psoralen-free volatile oil obtained from the fruit of the bergamot citrus plant

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Glow, Purify

Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil

 

CAS #8016-20-4

What it is

Fragrance

Why we use it

Grapefruit peel oil is a common fragrant ingredient that makes products smell like citrus. Similar to other citrus essential oils, grapefruit peel has also antibacterial and anti-fungal activity. Source

Where it's sourced

Argentina: Cold-pressed from the fruit of the grapefruit tree

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Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil

 

CAS #97766-30-8 / 8028-48-6

What it is

Fragrance

Why we use it

Sweet orange peel oil is a common fragrant ingredient that also has a sedative, relaxing effect that simultaneously reduces anxiety and contributes to the feeling of being alert. Used in skincare products, orange essential oil is known to enhance the complexion, especially for those who suffer from eczema. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Brazil: The essential oil from the col-pressed peel of the sweet orange fruit

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Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil

 

CAS: n/a

What it is

Perfuming

Why we use it

Tangerine peel oil is a common fragrant ingredient that makes products smell like citrus. Similar to other citrus essential oils, Tangerine peel has also antibacterial and anti-fungal activity. Source

Where it's sourced

Italy: Steam distillation and cold-pressing of tangerine fruits

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Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice

 

CAS #8001-31-8

What it is

Humectant, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Cocous Nucifera fruit juice is a freeze-dried, powder form of coconut water that acts as a natural emollient that conditions and softens the skin. This ingredient is also loaded with all kinds of skin-nourishing components such as proteins, amino acids, sugars, vitamins, minerals and growth hormones (kinetin) that support healthy cell growth and skin hydration. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

India: Sourced from the raw juice of the coconut kernels which is then freeze-dried

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Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut Oil)

 

CAS #8001-31-8

What it is

Masking, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

The saturated nature of coconut oil makes it a heavy-duty-oil ideal for dry skin types. In providing hydration, it creates a protective barrier on the skin’s surface, locking in moisture to soften, lubricate, and cool skin and hair while preventing future dryness as well as fungus. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Malaysia: Derived by the esterification and refinement of raw coconut kernels

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Pina Colada, Vanilla

Cucumis Sativus Fruit (Cucumber) Extract

 

CAS #89998-01-06

What it is

Emollient, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Cucumber fruit extract effectively hydrates and conditions the skin due to its rich composition of polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are good water-binding agents. After topical application, they create a gel-like layer on skin that acts as a barrier to attract and keep moisture in. Source

Where it's sourced

China: From the peel of cucumbers which are then filtered, concentrated and dried

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Cucurbita Pepo Seed Oil (Pumpkin Seed Oil)

 

CAS #8016-49-7 / 89998-03-8

What it is

Emollient, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Pumpkin seed oil is rich in Vitamin E, Zinc, Omega 3, Omega 6 as well as antioxidants. This gives pumpkin seed oil excellent moisture retaining properties that fight free radicals to maintain a youthful appearance. The high levels of Zinc, help improve skin tone and keep your skin free of blemishes and acne. Source

Where it's sourced

China: Cold-pressed from the seeds of pumpkins

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Hydrate

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Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate

 

CAS #68187-30-4

What it is

Cleansing, Surfactant

Why we use it

Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate is derived from natural sources such as coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and fermented sugar. It is used as a surfactant, or foaming agent and may also serve as an emulsifier, helping oil based and water based ingredients to stay mixed. Source

Where it's sourced

China: The basis of our sodiam cocyl glutamate are coconut acid and glutamic acid. The coconut acid is derived from the hydrolysis of palm oil, and the glutamic acid is derived from fermentation of grain.

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Ethylhexyl Palmitate

 

CAS #29806-73-3

What it is

Emollient

Why we use it

In cosmetics and personal care products, ethylhexyl palmitate functions as an emollient, solvent, pigment wetting agent, and fragrance fixative. It is often used as an organic replacement to silicones in a cosmetic formulation because it provides a dry-slip, silky feel that is very similar to how a silicone would feel. Source

Where it's sourced

USA: Derived from palm oil lipids

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Pina Colada, Vanilla

Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil

 

CAS #8000-48-4 / 84625-32-1

What it is

Fragrance

Why we use it

The active chemical components in eucalyptus essential oil contribute to its position as a purifying and cleansing oil ideal for use on the skin. Once the skin is cleansed, eucalyptus oil forms a barrier on the skin to protect against environmental damage such as harmful UV rays, toxins and air pollution. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Australia: Steam-distilled from the leaves of the eucalyptus plant

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Flavour

 

CAS: n/a

What it is

Fragrance

Why we use it

Adds a pleasurable scent and taste to our lip scrubs.

Where it's sourced

Canada: Sourced from the concentrated extracts of fresh picked fruits

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Pina Colada, Vanilla

Fructose

 

CAS: #57-48-7

What it is

Humectant

Why we use it

Often called fruit sugar, fructose is a type of sugar composed of glucose. It is used as a humectant which slow the loss of moisture from a product during use. Source

Where it's sourced

The Netherlands: Derived from the fermentation of chicory roots

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Glucose

 

CAS #50-99-7

What it is

Humectant

Why we use it

Glucose is a simple sugar used as the source of energy by living cells. It is used as a humectant which slow the loss of moisture from a product during use. Source

Where it's sourced

The Netherlands: Derived from the fermentation of chicory roots

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Glycerin

 

CAS #56-81-5

What it is

Humectant, Skin Conditioner, Skin Protector

Why we use it

Glycerin is a plant-derived compound that holds moisture in your skin and gives it a youthful, healthy glow. By drawing moisture to the top layer of skin, glycerine helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and keeps skin looking soft and smooth. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Malaysia: Glycerine is the result of a sophisticated extraction method called hydrolysis using raw palm oil

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Awake, Calm, Purify, Radiance

Glyceryl Caprylate

 

CAS: #26402-26-6

What it is

Chelating Agent, Preservative

Why we use it

Glyceryl Caprylate is a 100% plant derived, natural multi-functional ingredient that can work as a co-emulsifier, meaning that next to other emulsifiers it can help water and oil to mix. In addition, it has a strong antimicrobial activity that helps is act a preservative in other products. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Malaysia: Glyceryl Caprylate is derived from the esterification of caprylic acid with glycerin (both derived from either coconut oil or palm kernel oil)

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Radiance

Glycine

 

CAS #56-40-6

What it is

Buffering, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Glycine and other amino acids are naturally present in skin as part of the Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) helps to improve moisture retention in the skin. In addition, glycine is often used in anti-aging skin care products because of its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Brazil: Plant derived

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Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

 

CAS #84775-66-6

What it is

Skin Conditioner, Smoothing, Soothing

Why we use it

Licorice root extract acts as an anti-inflammatory to reduce itchy and inflamed skin. It has also been reported to be a strong antioxidant and licorice root oil extract helps to protect the skin from the sun and pollutant-induced attack by free radicals. Source

Where it's sourced

China: Derived from the root of the licorice plant which is then extracted, concentrated and dried

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Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water

 

CAS #84696-19-5

What it is

Astringent

Why we use it

As a natural astringent, witch hazel can help to control acne by decreasing redness and oil secretion. It can also lessen bacteria growth on the skin, balance the skin’s pH level, and act as a skin conditioning agent to reduce the appearance of pores. Source

Where it's sourced

USA: From the recently harvested, partially dried dormant twigs of the witch hazel plant

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Awake, Calm

Histidine

 

CAS #71-00-1

What it is

Humectant, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Histidine is an amino acid that is an essential part of the skin barrier and contributes to maintaining skin hydration, both important in preventing and treating eczema. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Brazil: Plant derived

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Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters

 

CAS: #85186-93-2

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Hydrolyzed jojoba esters are derived from from the seed of the jojoba plant. Its chemical structure is similar to the large wax ester component of human skin sebum, making jojoba oil well-suited to augment skin moisture and barrier repair. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Canada: Derived from the seeds of the jojoba plant

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Illite (French Green Clay)

 

CAS #12173-60-3

What it is

Abrasive, Absorbent, Bulking

Why we use it

Used cosmetically or topically in general, french clays attach themselves to oil, bacteria, and impurities from the skin to eliminate them and leave skin feeling cleansed, clarified, and balanced. The absorbent properties of french green clay work in beauty treatments by drawing out impurities and toxins from the skin, toning and firming while stimulating circulation. Source

Where it's sourced

France: Sourced from natural deposits of silico-aluminum which are prepared for the commercial market by a process of sun-drying and crushing

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Detox

Illite (French Pink Clay)

 

CAS #12173-60-3

What it is

Abrasive, Absorbent, Bulking

Why we use it

Used cosmetically or topically in general, french clays attach themselves to oil, bacteria, and impurities from the skin to eliminate them and leave skin feeling cleansed, clarified, and balanced. French pink clay is considered to be the mildest of all the clays and works well for normal, sensitive and mature skin types. Source

Where it's sourced

France: Sourced from natural deposits of silico-aluminum which are prepared for the commercial market by a process of sun-drying and crushing

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Soothe

Inulin

 

CAS: #9005-80-5

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Inulin is used in skincare for its prebiotic activity, meaning that it reduces the growth of bad bacteria in favour of friendly microorganisms naturally present on the skin. Once the skins’ protective microbiome (or microflora) becomes imbalanced skin imperfections and skin discomfort can occur. When the skins microbiome is balanced, skin texture is softer and smoother. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

The Netherlands: Derived from the fermentation of chicory roots

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Isoleucine

 

CAS: #73-32-5 / 443-79-8

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Isoleucine is an amino acid with the primary benefit is to help maintain skin’s smoothness and hydration, something they also do when applied via skin care products. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Brazil: Plant derived

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Kaolin (White Kaolin Clay)

 

CAS #1332-58-7

What it is

Abrasive, Absorbent, Bulking

Why we use it

White Kaolin clay is a gentle cleanser for any skin type, extracting impurities and absorbing excess oils without causing inflammation or redness. With long term use, kaolin clay can cause your skin to appear more toned and tightened, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Source

Where it's sourced

China: Sourced from the washed and processed kaolinite clay.  

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Detox, Soothe

Kappaphycus Alvarezii (Red Algae) Extract

 

CAS: n/a

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Kappaphycus Alvarezii extract is an active cosmetics ingredients, extracted from Red Algae. It acts as an extremely potent moisturizer and provides the skin with its ideal level of moisture and nutritive minerals. It helps maintain the hydration state of the skin all day long and regulate the skin homeostasis. Source

Where it's sourced

France: Extracted from red algae

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Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Essential Oil)

 

CAS #8000-28-0 / 90063-37-9

What it is

Tonic, Perfuming

Why we use it

Lavender essential oil is primarily used as a fragrance ingredient. Lavender oil can also benefit the skin in numerous ways. It has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles. Source

Where it's sourced

France: Steam distilled from the flowers of the lavender plant

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Hydrate, Nourish

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Floral Water)

 

CAS #90063-37-9

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Lavender flower water is a highly diluted version of lavender essential oil. On the skin, lavender water acts as a tonic that goes deep into pores without clogging them helping with blemishes, uneven skin tone and acne. Source

Where it's sourced

Canada: An aqueous solution of the steam of the distillate obtained from lavender flowers

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Calm

Linoleic Acid

 

CAS: #60-33-3

What it is

Cleansing, Surfactant, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid that acts as an essential building block for ceramides, one of the skins main moisturizing elements. It helps to strengthen the skins barrier to the external environment and effectively keeps water in and irritates out. Source

Where it's sourced

USA: Omega 6 fatty acids extracted from corn and sunflower oils

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Radiance

Linolenic Acid

 

CAS #463-40-1

What it is

Cleansing, Surfactant, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Linolenic acid is fatty acid liquid that acts a skin-conditioning agent and skin-restorative agent. Linolenic acid works for those with dry, damaged skin barriers but also for acne-prone skin by reducing the size of blocked pores, which can then lead to blemishes. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

USA: Omega 3 fatty acids extracted from flax and canola oils

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Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Essential Oil)

 

CAS #85085-48-9 / 8022-72-8 / 68647-73-4

What it is

Antioxidant, Perfuming

Why we use it

Tea tree oil has been known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory components due to its high concentration of terpinen-4-ol, a compound with anti-inflammatory properties. This allows it to soothe and relieve painful and irritated skin. It may also help to reduce redness and swelling. Source (1), Source (2), Source (3)

Where it's sourced

Australia: The oil distilled from the leaves of the Tea Tree plant

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Clarify

Microcrystalline Wax

 

CAS: #63231-60-7

What it is

Binding, Viscosity Controlling

Why we use it

Microcrystalline wax thickens the oil portion of many skincare products and keep emulsions from separating. It provides the end product with a semi-solid to solid-smooth texture. Source

Where it's sourced

USA: Derived from that naturally occurring wax in sandstone

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Pina Colada, Vanilla

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Opuntia Ficus-Indica Seed Oil (Prickly Pear Seed Oil)

 

CAS #90082-21-6

What it is

Emollient

Why we use it

Also know as prickly pear oil, this oil contains 3x the amount of Vitamin E compared to argan oil and reduces the appearance of fine lines while brightening and evening complexion. As a high-linoleic oil, it has a light skin feeling, absorbs easily into the top layer of the skin and gives a velvety skin feel. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Morocco: This oil is expressed via cold-pressing from the seeds of opuntia ficus-indica or commonly known as the prickly pear cactus

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Radiance

Ozokerite

 

CAS: #64742-33-2

What it is

Binding, Emulsion Stabilizing, Viscosity controlling

Why we use it

Ozokerite is a naturally-occurring mineral wax used in skincare products as a binder, emulsion stabilizer and viscosity increasing agent. It provides the end product with a semi-solid to solid-smooth texture. Source

Where it's sourced

USA: Derived from that naturally occurring wax in sandstone

Appears in

Pina Colada, Vanilla

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Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Essential Oil)

 

CAS #90082-51-2 / 8000-46-2

What it is

Masking, Perfuming

Why we use it

Geranium essential oil is derived from the plant for its sweet-smelling aromatherapy benefits. The floral scent promotes a sense of relaxation and enhances the feeling of well-being. Used topically on skin, geranium oil eliminates dead skin cells and promotes the regeneration of new skin. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Egypt: The volatile oil obtained from the whole plant of the Geranium flower

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Boost, Hydrate, Nourish

Pentylene Glycol

 

CAS #5343-92-0

What it is

Skin Conditioner, Solvent

Why we use it

Pentylene glycol is a known for its humectant properties and is often formulated into moisturizers to help the skin retain moisture. In addition, it's found to have anti-microbial effects which makes it a valuable addition to products that are susceptible to contamination of microorganisms. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

South Africa: Derived from the non-food portion of the cane sugar

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Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado Oil)

 

CAS: #8024-32-6

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Avocado oil is made up of 70% oleic acid, a natural nourishing and moisturizing fatty acid. It is a rich emollient oil that gives it deep skin penetration abilities to make skin smooth and hydrated. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Mexico: Cold-pressed from the seed of the avocado

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Pina Colada, Vanilla

Phenylalanine

 

CAS #63-91-2 / 150-30-1

What it is

Masking, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that helps to maintain the skin’s hydration, resilience and an overall healthy appearance. Source

Where it's sourced

Brazil: Plant derived

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Picea Mariana (Black Spruce) Bark Extract

 

CAS #91722-19-9

What it is

Antioxidant, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Picea Mariana bark extract comes from the bark of the black spruce tree and functions as an antioxidant. It prevents products from reacting with oxygenated conditions, thus avoiding oxidation and rancidity. Source

Where it's sourced

Saguenay, Quebec, Canada: Extracted from the bark of the black spruce tree

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Pinus Banksiana (Jack Pine) Bark Extract

 

CAS #2140147-17-5

What it is

Antioxidant, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Pinus Banksiana bark extract comes from the bark of the Jack Pine tree and contains skin-conditioning benefits. It increases the production of hyaluronic acid which can hold up to 1000 times its weight and increases your skins natural hydration levels. Source

Where it's sourced

Saguenay, Quebec, Canada: Extracted from the bark of the Jack Pine tree

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Polybutene

 

CAS #9003-28-5 / 9003-29-6

What it is

Binding, Viscosity Controlling

Why we use it

Polybutene is a polymer derived from mineral oil and used as a thickener and lubricant because of its naturally tacky and sticky texture. Source

Where it's sourced

USA: Derived from vegetables

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Pina Colada, Vanilla

Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract (Aspen Bark Extract)

 

CAS: #90083-05-09

What it is

Skin Conditioner, Preservative

Why we use it

Populus Tremuloides bark extract is a powdered extract from the bark of the Aspen tree. Used to keep skincare products, it acts as an 100% natural preservative while also offering a smooth feel to the skin. Source

Where it's sourced

USA: Extracted from the processed bark of the Aspen tree

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Proline

 

CAS #147-85-3 (L-) / 609-36-9 (dl-alpha)

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Proline is a non-essential amino acid that aids in collagen synthesis and reduces the loss of collagen through the normal process of aging. In the skin, the increased collagen helps to lessen the development of wrinkles and reduces skin aging from exposure to UV rays. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Brazil: Plant derived

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Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond Oil)

 

CAS #8007-69-0 / 90320-37-9

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Pure sweet almond oil can be used as an emulsifying agent or as a skin-conditioner to help soften and hydrate. This oil contains nutrients such as Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin E which are essential in nourishing deep within the skin. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Spain: Cold-pressed from almond nuts

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Rosa Canina (Rosehip Extract)

 

CAS #84696-47-9

What it is

Skin Conditioner, Skin Protector

Why we use it

Rosehip extract is derived as a powder from the seeds and shells of the rose plant. It contains high contents of Vitamin C, giving it antioxidant properties used in skincare products to promote elasticity and maintain the suppleness of the skin. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

China: Rosehip is the fruit of the rose plant with the extract powder coming from the seeds and shell

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Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rosehip Oil)

 

CAS #84603-93-0/84696-47-9, 92347-25-6, 223748-18-3

What it is

Emollient, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Rosehip oil contains an abundance of unsaturated fatty acids, high concentrations of skin antioxidants such as Vitamin E and carotenoids. This allows it to provide the skin moisturizing properties and protects the skin against sun and pollution-damage. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Chile: Cold-pressed virgin and GMO oil from the seeds of the Raspberry plant

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Rosa Damascena (Rose Floral Water)

 

CAS: #90106-38-0

What it is

Skin Conditioner, Skin Protector

Why we use it

Rose floral water is a soothing ingredient that stimulates regeneration of the skin. This floral water is a naturally cleansing and toning product that helps to maintain pH balance and helps with reddened and inflamed skin. Source

Where it's sourced

Bulgaria: An aqueous solution of the steam of the distillate obtained from the flowers of the Damask Rose

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Rosa Moschata Seed Oil (Rosehip Seed Oil)

 

CAS #92347-25-6

What it is

Skin Conditioner, Emollient

Why we use it

Rosehip seed oil is full of vitamin A, fatty acids and antioxidants and is a natural skin conditioner. Vitamin A is a key factor is evening out skin tone and promoting cell regeneration for a more radiant and brighter look. Fatty acids help keep skin membranes healthy and increases hydration. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Ukraine: Cold-pressed from the organic seeds of the rosehip plant

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Rubus Occidentalis (Black Raspberry) Seed Oil

 

CAS #68915-99-1

What it is

Emollient

Why we use it

Blackberry seed oil is a valuable addition to skincare products due to their high levels of ellagitannis, which are considered to be one of the most powerful anti-oxidants. This oil has been shown to reverse and repair environmental damage, making them important in day-time products where natural sun protection is a necessity. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

USA: Cold-pressed oil from the seeds of the black raspberry plant

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Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate

 

CAS: n/a

What it is

Humectant

Why we use it

Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate is derived from yeast, an ingredient traditionally used for fermentation. In skincare, yeast fractions can increase cellular respiration and metabolism, while also acting as a humectant by drawing and retaining moisture. This will maintain the skin's youthful complexion while increasing elasticity. Source

Where it's sourced

Korea: Sourced from yeast. Yeast production consists of growing the yeast from the pure yeast culture in a series of fermentation.

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Salvia Miltiorrhiza Root (Red Sage) Extract

 

CAS #90106-50-6

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Red sage extract is derived from the plant's roots and has the natural ability to withstand very low temperatures. It has the ability to limited hyper-reactivity of the skin's sensory nerve fibers, restore the quality of the skin barrier and control chronic inflammation. Used in skincare, it is meant to provide relief for reactive and sensitive skin from the effects of pollution and other external stimuli. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

France: Extracted from the leaves of the red sage plant

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Serine

 

CAS: #302-84-1 / 56-45-1

What it is

Masking, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Serine is a non-essential animo acid that acts as a water binding ingredient. It is used in skincare as a skin-conditioning agent because of its ability to aid in collagen production and replenish moisture. Source

Where it's sourced

Brazll: Plant derived

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Silica

 

CAS #7631-86-9 / 112945-52-5 / 60676-86-0

What it is

Binding, Viscosity Controlling

Why we use it

Silica is a mineral found in sandstone, clay, granite and parts of plants and animals. It is used as an absorbent powder in thickening agent in skincare and can enhance the absorption of other ingredients. Source

Where it's sourced

USA: Amorphous silica sourced from purified and refined natural quartz

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Pina Colada, Vanilla

Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba Oil)

 

CAS #90045-98-0

What it is

Emollient, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Jojoba seed oil is an oily liquid wax that is similar to the outer protective layer of skin. This aids skin into thinking it has produced enough oil and thus balance oil production, without promoting acne or other blemishes. Because it is lighter than other face oils, it is better absorbed into the skin to deeply penetrate and soften while also adding a healthy glow. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Argentina: The fixed oil cold extracted from seeds of the desert shrub, Jojoba

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Glow, Pina Colada, Vanilla

Sodium Anisate

 

CAS: #536-45-8

What it is

Antimicrobial

Why we use it

Sodium anisate is the sodium salt of p-anisic acid derived from fennel and anise, making it 100% natural. When paired with sodium levulinate, the two ingredients acts as an anti-fungal agent and is a comprehensive preservative for products. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Germany: Derived from non-GMO star anise

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Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate

 

CAS #68187-32-6

What it is

Cleansing, Surfactant

Why we use it

Sodium cocoyl glutamate is a natural ingredient from sources such as coconut oil, palm kernel oil and fermented sugar. It contains unique cleansing and foaming properties and protects the skin from drying out by retaining its natural moisture content. Source

Where it's sourced

China: The basis of our sodiam cocyl glutamate are coconut acid and glutamic acid. The coconut acid is derived from the hydrolysis of palm oil, and the glutamic acid is derived from fermentation of grain

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Sodium Lactate

 

CAS: #72-17-3 / 867-56-1

What it is

Buffering, Humectant, Keratolytic

Why we use it

Sodium lactate is an intense humectant moisturizer with two times the water holding ability than glycerin. It also acts as a buffering agent by balancing the pH levels in formulations to maintain the natural barrier of the skin. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Brazil: Produced from the fermentation of sugars derived from corn

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Sodium Levulinate

 

CAS #19856-23-6

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Sodium levulinate is an 100% natural preservative obtained from starch inulin, often paired with sodium anisate. It has gentle properties to control microorganism colonies with altering any of the other ingredients included. Source

Where it's sourced

Germany: Derived from non-GMO sugarcane

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Sodium PCA

 

CAS #28874-51-3

What it is

Humectant, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Sodium PCA is the sodium salt of pyroglutamic acid (PCA). PCA is a natural component of human skin and is a part of the "Natural Moisturizing Factors" (NMF) that maintain healthy epidermis. It is a powerful humectant by attracting moisture from the air and leaves a moist feeling on skin. Source

Where it's sourced

Brazil: Extracted from coconut oil and produced via a fermentation process of its natural sugars

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Sodium Phytate

 

CAS: #14306-25-3 / 34367-89-0

What it is

Chelating

Why we use it

Sodium phytate is an all-natural chelating agent that stabilizes cosmetic products. It binds with metals, making them unavailable to bacteria and allows preservatives to work more efficiently. Source 

Where it's sourced

Japan: Derived from GMO-free rice grains

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Sorbitan Olivate

 

CAS #223706-40-9

What it is

Emollient

Why we use it

Sorbitan olivate is an ester originating from the fatty acids of olive oil. It is used to blend ingredients within a product together, acting as an emulsifier. Sorbitan olivate also has a softening effect that gives creams a smooth and luxurious feel. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Italy: Derived from olive oil, by esterification of its fatty acids groups with sorbitol and cetearyl alcohol

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Squalane

 

CAS: #0111-01-03

What it is

Emollient, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Squalene in a natural lipid found naturally the our skin oil, as well as in many plants and animals. As a highly-effective emollient and natural antioxidant, it can reduce wrinkles, reverse UV damage and erase skin pigmentation, all while fighting against free radicals. Because they're natural emollients, they lock moisture into skin and are great for all skin types. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Brazil: Derived from the fermentation of GMO-free sugar cane via proprietary bioengineered process

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Sucrose (Sugar)

 

CAS #57-50-1

What it is

Abrasive

Why we use it

In addition to being a topical exfoliant, sugars increase the skin’s ability to retain moisture, therefore maintaining skin hydration and helping maintain a healthy skin barrier function. Sugar also helps to retain skin oil balance, thus preventing one’s skin from becoming too dry or too oily. Source

Where it's sourced

USA: Derived from refined and non-GMO sugarcane

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Pina Colada, Vanilla

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Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit (Kakadu plum) Extract

 

CAS: #1176234‐54‐0

What it is

Antioxidant

Why we use it

Kakadu plum plant extracts contain high concentrations of Vitamin C. It delivers many benefits for the skin, as Vitamin C is often used for its natural brightening effects and acts as a natural antioxidant to help fight against free radicals and promote cell regeneration. Source 

Where it's sourced

Australia. Derived from the Kakadu plum, which are hand picked and extracted through a gentle water-based process preserving the quality of the antioxidant components

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Threonine

 

CAS #72-19-5 / 80-68-2

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Threonine is an essential amino acid that is a key building block of collagen and elastin. As a skin conditioning agent, it creates a smooth surface when used in skincare products and works along with other ingredients to hydrate the skin. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Brazil: Plant derived

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Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

 

CAS: #59-02-9 / 16698-35-4 / 54-28-4 / 119-13-1

What it is

Antioxidant, Preservative

Why we use it

While Vitamin E is a super ingredient with tons of benefits for the skin, it is most prominently known to be an anti-inflammatory agent as it contains cultured keratinoctyles, a-tocopherol and y-tocotrienol. Topical uses of Vitamin E prevents inflammatory damage after UV exposure, as well as its antioxidant effects which would prevent inflammation from initially occurring. Source

Where it's sourced

China: Derived from the cold-pressing of the soya bean

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Boost, Cherry, Glow, Hydrate, Pina Colada, Radiance, Vanilla,

Tremella Fuciformis (Snow Mushroom) Sporocarp Polysaccharide

 

CAS #778577-37-0

What it is

Anti-Aging, Humectant

Why we use it

Snow mushroom is a polysaccharide with sugar constituents of mannose, xylose and glucuronic acid. Glucuronic acid is also a major componnet in hyaluronic acid, therefore, giving the snow mushroom similar the hydration effects of pulling moisture to the skin.In addition, because the snow mushroom particles are small, it can penetrate the skin more easily and build hydration from deep rather than on the surface. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

China: Extracted polysaccharide from the tremella mushroom

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Valine

 

CAS: #516-06-3 / 640-68-6 / 72-18-4

What it is

Masking, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Valine is an essential amino acid that is a key building block in skin proteins like collagen. Similar to other amino acids, it is a hydrator for the skin to condition and strengthen outer layers. Source 

Where it's sourced

Brazil: Plant derived

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Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Cell Extract

 

CAS #85594-37-2 / 84929-27-1

What it is

Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Grape fruit cell extract refers to a concentrate made of stem cells harvested from a grape and contains anthocyanins and proanthocyanidin, which acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Grape stem cells are also embryonic in nature, meaning it can change into any cell found on the host, and acts as a catalyst in helping aged, sun-damaged skin to heal itself. Source

Where it's sourced

Germany: Stem cells from a rare red-grape are harvested and homogenized at 1200 bar together with phospholipids to encapsulate and stabilize oil- and water-soluble components into liposomes. The resulting extract is carefully sprayed on a powder based on isomalt

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Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil (Grapeseed Oil)

 

CAS: #8024-22-4

What it is

Emollient, Skin Conditioner

Why we use it

Grape seed oil is filled with high levels of polyphenols, tocopherols and a powerful antioxidant, the cell membrane-protective effect. Its anti-inflammatory properties makes it ideal for acne, oily and combination skin while the anti-oxidants are ideal for anti-aging skin care. Grape seed oil is also a relatively light oil meaning it absorbs easily and promotes the absorption of moisture into the skin, particularly for fat-soluble vitamins. Source (1), Source (2)

Where it's sourced

Chile: The fixed oil, consisting primarily of the glycerides of the fatty acids, obtained by cold-pressing the seeds of the common grape vine

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Xanthan Gum

 

CAS: #11138-66-2

What it is

Emulsifier, Skin Conditioner, Surfactant

Why we use it

Xanthan gum is added to skincare products for its ability to increase the viscosity of liquids and creating an optimal texture. Used as an emulsifier, it binds ingredients together and is used in oil and water emulsions to keep the two phases separate. Source

Where it's sourced

USA: Produced by a fermentation process using the bacteria Xanthomonas Campestris. Identical to the naturally occurring polysaccharide formed by Xanthomonas campestris on plants belonging to the cabbage family

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Purify, Radiance