Ingredient Glossary

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Red Maple bark extract contains active molecules such as glycosylated phenol, flavonoids, and catechins. Its active molecules are strong antioxidants that work to neutralize free radicals caused by UV radiation

How It's Sourced

This bark extract is made from red maple, black spruce, yellow birch, and jack pine that is leftover from wood processing. The bark then goes through an extraction, filtration, and purification process to obtain the final extract.

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Our Bark Extract is upcycled from the biomass by-products of the lumber industry in Quebec, Canada. The bioactive molecules in the tree’s bark are obtained through a circular economy cycle, where leftover bark is recycled into compost and returned to the forest as fertilizer.

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Alanine is hydrating amino acid that works as a humectant to draw in water from its surroundings.

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The amino acids are made from a process that ferments molasses, and then further separated to isolate the amino acids.

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Aloe vera is a succulent that is mostly made up of water but also contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes and sugars that hydrate and soothe the skin. The enzymes help to reduce excessive inflammation when applied to the skin topically. The vitamins act as antioxidants that help to neutralize reactive species. The minerals help support the enzymes, as they are essential for the proper functioning of the enzyme systems in different metabolic pathways. The sugar molecules are humectants which are molecules that like to attract water that help to hydrate and plump the skin. There are several sugar molecules in aloe that have anti-inflammatory properties.

How It's Sourced

The aloe vera powder is made from organically grown aloe leaves that are hand filleted, pasteurized, and concentrated to be spray dried on a maltodextrin powder.

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Our Aloe Vera is sourced from 40 independent, locally operated farms in El Progreso, Guatemala. All suppliers participate in a fair-financing lending hub to ensure economic security and follow sustainable harvesting practices to preserve biodiversity.

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Argan oil is emollient rich in oleic and palmitic acid that helps to smooth skin texture and support the skin's native lipid barrier. It also contains non-saponificable matter like vitamin A, and E that help to improve the skin's elasticity and skin hydration by restoring the barrier function and maintaining the water-holding capacity.

How It's Sourced

Argan kernels are picked and cleaned from the trees. The kernels are cold pressed into a crude oil then refined to a high purity and then packaged and shipped.

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Arginine is an amino acid with antioxidant capabilities. It works to neutralize free radicals, and hydrates the skin. Arginine is also known to potentially support collagen production.

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The amino acids are made from a process that ferments molasses, and then further separated to isolate the amino acids.

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Aspartic acid is a amino acid that is an important building block of collagen and elastin necessary for smoothness and elasticity

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The amino acids are made from a process that ferments molasses, and then further separated to isolate the amino acids.

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Behenyl Behenate is a skin conditioning agent emollient that helps to soften the skin and prevent ingredients from separating. It also has occlusive properties which prevents water from evaporating from the skin into the atmosphere when the humidity is low. Behenyl Behenate is a wax-like ester of behenyl alcohol and behenic acid. Behenyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol that has different physical properties than denatured alcohol. It has an oily texture that moisturizes the skin. Behenic acid, similar to squalene, is a constituent that is also found and produced by our sebaceous gland. Due to this property, it is biocompatible with our skin, and there is low risk of allergy to this ingredient.

How It's Sourced

Behenyl Behenate is produced from the esterification of behenyl alcohol and behenic acid. Typically esterification is used to make fragrances and flavourings, however in this case, it creates a product that can help emulsify polar and non polar ingredients due to its chemical nature.

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Betaine is a natural amino acid derived from sugar beets. It is also a hygroscopic compound that functions as a osmo-protectant. It ensures that the skin's moisture reservoir does not deplete too quickly, and works to limit trans-epidermal water loss. Betaine shows strong water binding capacity and reduces skin dryness.

How It's Sourced

Being soluble in water, betaine is extracted from sugar beets, along with the sugar and other compounds, in the process of producing sugar. The betaine extracted is not eliminated during the purification of the beet juice therefore it accumulates in the final molasses. In further recovery of sugar from final molasses, by the Steffen or barium process, the betaine remains in solution in the final mother liquor also known as waste water. The solution then goes through a alcohol extraction process to concentrate the betaine, by treatment of with an excess of acid to form a acid salt, it then goes through a crystallization process to further separate and recovery the betaine.

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Yellow Birch bark extract contains active molecules such as lupenone, lupeol, betulinol, betulin. Its active molecules are reported to calm redness on the skin and have a soothing effect

How It's Sourced

This bark extract is made from red maple, black spruce, yellow birch, and jack pine that is leftover from wood processing. The bark then goes through an extraction, filtration, and purification process to obtain the final extract.

Sustainability Story

Our Bark Extract is upcycled from the biomass by-products of the lumber industry in Quebec, Canada. The bioactive molecules in the tree’s bark are obtained through a circular economy cycle, where leftover bark is recycled into compost and returned to the forest as fertilizer.

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Bisabolol is a colourless, viscous emollient used as a fragrance that also exhibits antimicrobial, antioxidant, and brightening properties. It works as a natural fragrance additive and as a skin defense agent that protects from free radicals, and unwanted bacteria. As a fragrance, it helps to mask undesirable scents, which makes the product experience for the consumer more desirable. It also contains alpha-bisabolol which is a compound that helps to reduce inflammation, and neutralizes free radicals created by external factors.

How It's Sourced

Bisabolol is made from the Candeia Tree. The Candeia wood is pricked in shavings first and then distilled in autoclaves made of stainless steel.

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Our Bisabolol is obtained by distillation from the Candeia Tree, a tree that is native to the southeast area of Brazil. This process is regulated by the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resource, and they have implicated the re-planting of new seedlings throughout the distillation process.

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Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) is known for its emollient and moisturizing properties that have been used to treat dry, cracked skin. It is enriched with fatty acids like oleic, and stearic acid which are stable against oxidation. There have been studies to show that oleic acid enhances the penetration of certain ingredients into the epidermis. This helps to better deliver certain ingredients that have poor absorption through the skin. These fatty acids help to maintain the softness, and elasticity of the skin and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Other constituents found in shea butter are triterpenes, which have been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.

How It's Sourced

The shea tree nuts are harvested and cleaned before they get mechanically processed to separate the fats from the solids. This stage of the shea butter is in crude form, and through further processing such as filtration and deodorization, the shea butter becomes more pure and refined.

Sustainability Story

Our Shea Butter is ECOCERT and COSMOS Certified from Ghana. Our supplier is a member of the Global Shea Alliance and supports rural African women’s empowerment, fair working conditions, and the development of local communities. This program promotes an inclusive value chain and drives a sustainable industry while maintaining confidentiality.

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Butylene Glycol is a fatty alcohol that prevents formulas from separating. It typically used as a solvent to help dissolve ingredients that typically would not mix well in water, like essential oils and fatty acids. Its molecular structure is a carbon chain, with alcohol groups attached to it that make it able to emulsify ingredients that are hydrophilic and hydrophobic. Butylene glycol also has moisturizing properties that condition the skin and supports the skin's health.

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This ingredient is made from the fermentation of plant based sugars

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Caesalpinia Spinosa (Tara) Fruit Extract contains tanins which are phenolic compounds that have antioxidant capabilities. Tannins work to scavenge free radicals caused by external factors, such as pollution and the sun that can cause pre-mature aging. They are also vasoconstrictors, that tighten our blood capillaries that run directly underneath our skin. By constriction those blood vessels, the tannins in Caesalpinia Spinosa fruit extract can help reduce redness and puffiness. When tannins are hydrolyzed they can form complexes with reactive metals, avoiding free radical generation which results in oxidative damage of cellular membranes and DNA. Tara pods are a good source of not only tannins, gallotannic and gallic acid, which help support the extract with its antioxidant properties.

How It's Sourced

Caesalpinia Spinosa (Tara) Fruit pods are dried and macerated into small grains. The grains are soaked into a solvent for a period of time before the solid constituents are removed. The solution is refined and then dried to isolate the extract.

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Camellia Japonica (Camellia) Seed Oil is a golden-yellow emollient that is lightweight compared to Camellia Japonica. Camellia Japonica has antioxidant potential and is abundant in anti-aging and antioxidant nutrients like oleic acid, linoleic acid, vitamin A, D, C and E. Oleic and linoleic acid are also known as omega 9 and omega 6 fatty acid respectively. The essential fatty acids contribute to the skin by supporting the skin's native lipid barrier, have antioxidant potential, and exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-irritating properties. The vitamins work as antioxidants to neutralize free radicals caused by external factors. They help to prevent premature aging and soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

How It's Sourced

The camellia japonica seeds are harvested and dried. The seeds are then cold pressed through a extruder to separate the solids from the oil. That oil is then further refined to create high purity camellia oil.

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Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil is a golden-yellow aromatic emollient that has antioxidant potential and is abundant in anti-ageing and antioxidant nutrients like oleic acid, linoleic acid, vitamin E, vitamin A, and squalene. Oleic and linoleic acid are also known as omega 9 and omega 6 fatty acid respectively. The essential fatty acids and squalene contribute to the skin by supporting the skin's native lipid barrier, have antioxidant potential, and exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-irritating properties. Vitamin A, and E work as antioxidants and neutralize free radicals caused by external factors. They help to prevent premature aging.

How It's Sourced

The Camellia Oleifera Seeds are harvested and dried. The seeds are then cold pressed through a extruder to separate the solids from the oil. That oil is then further refined to create high purity camellia oil.

Sustainability Story

Our Camellia Seed Oil is organic and sourced from flower plantations that are native to China. Our suppliers work with local farmers and communities to ensure fair harvesting practices and offer financial support if needed.

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Green tea extract contains antioxidants, phytonutrients and limited amounts of amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. It contains a polyphenol called epigallocatechin gallate, that has been proven to help reduce inflammation, and even treat diseases like cancer. However in skincare, the polyphenols have low stability, and need to be formulated with a stabilizer ingredient to prevent oxidation.

How It's Sourced

The green tea leaves are cut and removed from the tea shrub. It is cut into smaller grains to increase surface area for hydro-alcoholic extraction. The solution is filtered, concentrated, and sprayed dried on a inert powder. The powder is further refined through sifting before sent for packaging.

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Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride at room temperature is an oily liquid that has an excellent shelf life due to its great stability and resistance to oxidation. This property makes caprylic/capric triglyceride desirable to blend active ingredients to prevent degradation. The three main functions that caprylic/capric triglyceride is used for are, dispersing agent, solvent and emollient. When applied topically to the skin it absorbs quickly without leaving the skin oily or greasy. When products are formulated with triglycerides, it helps the product to spread more easily, and keep ingredients suspended evenly such as vitamins and pigments. Caprylic/capric triglyceride have antioxidant properties on the skin and boost antioxidants in skin products.

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Coconut oil is extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. Fractionated coconut oil is made from regular coconut oil. It is created through a process that uses steam and pressure hydrolysis to break down the oil into free fatty acids and glycerol. In short, the oil is processed to remove the long-chain fatty acids. This leaves only the medium chain fatty acids remaining.

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Papaya is a rich source of vitamins that work as powerful antioxidants on the skin, and also contain papapin, an enzyme that gently exfoliates the skin. Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E work as antioxidants in papaya work to neutralize free radicals on the skin. It also contains enzymes help to brighten the skin by gently sloughing off dead skin cells and has antimicrobial properties.

How It's Sourced

The papaya fruit is turned into a pulp and then put through a cad mill. After, it is mixed with maltodextrin for micro-encapsulation, then homogenized, and pasteurized before it is spray dried.

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Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Wood Oil is an essential oil used in cosmetics and aromatherapy. It is used to make product formulas smell better while using natural ingredients. For people with sensitive skin, essential oils can be sensitizing because it contains compounds such as Limonene, however in small amounts, it is unlikely to do so, and it used for product scent purposes.

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The cedarwood is collected, washed and dried. They are then soaked in a solvent and go through a process of steam distillation. Steam distillation is the separation process that uses two liquids that have different boiling points, and using heat to boil the liquid mixture in so that one liquid remains and the other liquid boils off into steam. The steam is then recollected and condensed in a separate container, which holds the geranium essential oils.

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Our Cedrus Atlantica Wood Oil is sourced from wild cedar trees in Morocco. The suppliers have signed contracts with the Government Agricultural Department to limit and protect the use of the Cedrus Atlantica tree.

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Used as a binder and emulsifier to stabilize a formula with ingredients that typically do not mix well together.

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Chicory roots are soaked in hot water to extract the water-soluble ingredients. The solution then undergoes bacterial fermentation of glucose. A natural reaction of cellulose with chloroacetic acid. The final product is blended and spray dried onto a powder.

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Our blend of sugars is upcycled from the root of the chicory plant. This part of the plant is often discarded once the leaves are removed. Chicory fields surround the factory to reduce carbon emissions, and the waste from the factory is used as natural fertilizer or animal feed to fulfill the circular economy cycle.

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Cellulose gum is used to naturally thicken product so that the consistency is just right.

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Chicory roots are soaked in hot water to extract the water-soluble ingredients. The solution then undergoes bacterial fermentation of glucose. A natural reaction of cellulose with chloroacetic acid. The final product is blended and spray dried onto a powder.

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Our blend of sugars is upcycled from the root of the chicory plant. This part of the plant is often discarded once the leaves are removed. Chicory fields surround the factory to reduce carbon emissions, and the waste from the factory is used as natural fertilizer or animal feed to fulfill the circular economy cycle.

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Cetearyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol that prevents formulas from separating into oil and liquid. It typically used as a solvent to help dissolve ingredients that typically would not mix well in water, like essential oils and fatty acids. Its molecular structure is a carbon chain, with alcohol groups attached to it that make it able to emulsify ingredients that are hydrophilic and hydrophobic.

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Cetearyl alcohol is made from cetyl and stearyl alcohols. Stearyl alcohol is made by transesterification and distillation of coconut or palm kernel using a methanol and zinc catalyst, followed by hydrogenating the resulting methyl esters using a copper catalyst. The catalysts are removed during the fractional distillation phases, so there are little or no metals in the final product. Cetyl alcohol is manufactured by reducing ethyl palmitate (the waxy ester of palmitic acid) with metallic sodium and alcohol or under acidic conditions with lithium aluminum hydride as a catalyst.

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Cetearyl olivate made from the esterification of fatty acids derived from olive oil and cetearyl alcohol which is a type of fatty alcohol. It is a oily, waxy ester that is mainly used in formula as a emulsifier. An emulsifier is a type of surfactant, that helps to combine ingredients like oil and water to mix in a stable solution without separating.

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Cetearyl Olivate is made from the esterification of reacting a acid constituent with a alcohol. Typically esterification is used to make fragrances and flavorings, however in this case, it creates a product that can help emulsify polar and non polar ingredients due to its chemical nature.

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Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract main active constituents are chamazulene, bisabolols, and terpenes. Chamazulene and bisbolols have anti-inflammatory potential, and terpenes are responsible for the mild floral scent that it gives. Chamomilla flower extract also contains some essential oils and can be sensitizing to some people.

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The Chamomilla Recutita flowers are cut into smaller grains to increase surface area for hydro-alcoholic extraction. The solution is filtered, concentrated, and sprayed dried on a inert powder. The powder is further refined through sifting before sent for packaging.

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Citric acid is a alpha-hydroxy-acid (AHA) that works as a chemical exfoliant that can help with acne and aging. Its been shown to plump, brighten and smooth out the skin by promoting cell turnover, and prevent clogged pores. Due to its low pH, in works to adjust the pH of the formula in order to make the overall product potentially less irritating on the skin.

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Citric acid is made from fermented corn maize. A bacteria strain ferments the corn and then the liquid is further concentrated then dried to create citric acid

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Citrus Aurantium Bergamina (Bergamot) Peel Oil is an essential oil used in cosmetics and aromatherapy. It is used to make product formulas smell better while using natural ingredients. For people with sensitive skin, essential oils can be sensitizing because it contains compounds such as Limonene, however in small amounts, it is unlikely to do so, and it used for product scent purposes.

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The peels are mechanically removed and soaked in a solvent to create a emulsion that is channeled into centrifuges. The centrifuges uses a spinning force to separate the oil from the solid components and then the water is removed from the solution. The oil is collected and then packaged

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Our bergamot oil is sourced from bergamia trees that are native to Sicily, Italy. This process uses little water and fertilizer, allowing the plant to thrive in harsh conditions. Our suppliers work with local farmers and communities to ensure fair harvesting practices and offer financial support if needed.

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Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil is an essential oil used in cosmetics and aromatherapy. It is used to make product formulas smell better while using natural ingredients. For people with sensitive skin, essential oils can be sensitizing because it contains compounds such as Limonene, however in small amounts, it is unlikely to do so, and it used for product scent purposes.

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The peels are mechanically removed and soaked in a solvent to create a emulsion that is channeled into centrifuges. The centrifuges uses a spinning force to separate the oil from the solid components and then the water is removed from the solution. The oil is collected and then packaged

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Citrus Paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil is an essential oil. While essential oils can be sensitizing to some people, in low concentrations it is unlikely to do so and it helps to mask unpleasant scents of from ingredients added to formulas.

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The peels are mechanically removed and soaked in a solvent to create a emulsion that is channeled into centrifuges. The centrifuges uses a spinning force to separate the oil from the solid components and then the water is removed from the solution. The oil is collected and then packaged

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Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil is an essential oil used in cosmetics and aromatherapy. It is used to make product formulas smell better while using natural ingredients. For people with sensitive skin, essential oils can be sensitizing because it contains compounds such as Limonene, however in small amounts, it is unlikely to do so, and it used for product scent purposes.

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The tangerine peels are collected, washed and dried. They are then soaked in a solvent and go through a process of steam distillation. Steam distillation is the separation process that uses two liquids that have different boiling points, and using heat to boil the liquid mixture in so that one liquid remains and the other liquid boils off into steam. The steam is then recollected and condensed in a separate container.

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Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil contains many essential fatty acids that can improve the skin’s elasticity and moisture. Coconut oil works to help the skin’s barrier function, by replenishing and supporting the native lipids on our skin. It also has antimicrobial properties that make it a natural preservative. Coconut oil is an emollient type of moisturizer which helps skin barrier function, membrane fluidity, and cell signaling leading to the overall improvement in skin texture and appearance.

How It's Sourced

The kernels of the coconut are cleaned and prepared. The white flesh of the coconut is cold pressed to separate the oil from the rest of the coconut, and then filtered to remove any impurities.

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Our Coconut Oil is certified Fair Trade and Organic from the Philippines, allowing better trading conditions for farmers in developing countries. This ingredient is sourced in an environment where locals are guaranteed better prices for their crops to better support their communities and families. Farmers follow sustainable harvesting practices and receive improved working conditions.

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Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil contains many essential fatty acids that can improve the skin’s elasticity and moisture. Coconut oil works to help the skin’s barrier function, by replenishing and supporting the native lipids on our skin. It also has antimicrobial properties that make it a natural preservative. Coconut oil is an emollient type of moisturizer which helps skin barrier function, membrane fluidity, and cell signaling leading to the overall improvement in skin texture and appearance.

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The kernels of the coconut are cleaned and prepared. The white flesh of the coconut is cold pressed to separate the oil from the rest of the coconut, and then filtered to remove any impurities.

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Our Coconut Oil is certified Fair Trade and Organic from the Philippines, allowing better trading conditions for farmers in developing countries. This ingredient is sourced in an environment where locals are guaranteed better prices for their crops to better support their communities and families. Farmers follow sustainable harvesting practices and receive improved working conditions.

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Cucumber peel extract contains many phenolic compounds and also some lactic acid. Lactic acid exhibits antioxidant properties that can help to protect the skin from free radicals and also help exfoliate the skin. Since lactic acid has a larger molecular size than glycolic acid, it is gentler on the skin and less likely to be irritating.

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The cucumber peels are cut and removed from the cucumber. It is cut into smaller grains to increase surface area for hydro-alcoholic extraction. The solution is filtered, concentrated, and sprayed dried on a inert powder. The powder is further refined through sifting before sent for packaging.

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Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil is a golden-yellow emollient that is lightweight. Pumpkin seed oil has antioxidant potential and is abundant in anti-aging and antioxidant nutrients like linolenic acid, linoleic acid, vitamin A, C and E. Linolenic and linoleic acid are also known as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid respectively. The essential fatty acids contribute to the skin by supporting the skin's native lipid barrier, have antioxidant potential, and exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-irritating properties. The vitamins work as antioxidants to neutralize free radicals caused by external factors. They help to prevent premature aging and soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

How It's Sourced

The pumpkin seeds are harvested and dried. The seeds are then cold pressed through a extruder to separate the solids from the oil. That oil is then further refined to create high purity pumpkin seed oil.

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Our Pumpkin Oil is organic and sourced from China free of GMOs and pesticides. This process uses little water and fertilizer, allowing the plant to thrive in harsh conditions. Our suppliers work with local farmers and cooperative producers to ensure fair harvesting practices and offer financial support if needed.

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Disodium cocoyl glutamate gentle surfactant use in cleansers and shampoos to create a foam, activated with water and friction for even application of product. Surfactants are made from lipids or proteins that is hydrophilic on one end and hydrophobic on the other. It helps to create an stable emulsion between oil and water since they typically do not like to mix. It is a mild alternative to sodium laureth sulfate, and sodium lauryl ether sulfate that allows product to lather.

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Disodium cocoyl glutamate is made from coconut acid and glutamic acid. Coconut acid is derived from hydrolysis of palm oil, and glutamic acid is derived from fermentation of grain.

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Ethylhexyl Palmitate is made from a fatty alcohol and palmitic acid to create a emollient ingredient that is great for softening skin texture and moisturizing the skin. At room temperature, it is a clear colourless liquid with a slight yellow colour. It is also a solvent alternative to water, which is used to mix ingredients that typically do not mix well together like essential oils in water. When volatile fragrances dissolve in Ethylhexyl Palmitate, it slowly releases the scent, which ultimately prolongs the longevity of the scent.

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Ethylhexyl Palmitate is made through the esterification of ethylhexyl alcohol and palmitic acid made from palm oil to create Ethylhexyl Palmitate and water.

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Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil is an essential oil used in cosmetics and aromatherapy. It can eliminate harmful bacteria, and help soothe the skin if the person does not have a allergy to essential oils. Eucalyptus oil is mainly used to make product formulas smell better while using natural ingredients. For people with sensitive skin, essential oils can be sensitizing because it contains compounds such as Limonene, however in small amounts, it is unlikely to do so, and it used for product scent purposes.

How It's Sourced

The bark and leave of the eucalyptus tree is collected, washed and dried. They are then soaked in a solvent and go through a process of steam distillation. Steam distillation is the separation process that uses two liquids that have different boiling points, and using heat to boil the liquid mixture in so that one liquid remains and the other liquid boils off into steam. The steam is then recollected and condensed in a separate container.

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Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax functions as a thickener and emollient that has occlusive properties to prevent skin from losing its moisture. It is made from a small flowering shrub native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. It also works well as a binding agent that easily fuses ingredients together and has a mild aromatic scent. The emulsifying property helps to combine other water and oil constituents in a stable solution which is very important for products that incorporate both oils and water.

How It's Sourced

The crude wax is sourced and loaded into a charged tank with carbon and clay mixed in. This is done to help draw out any impurities that are in the crude wax as the initial stage of refinement. The wax is then melted and agitated before it goes through a filter press. The liquid from the filter press is loaded into a bleach tank to remove the undesirable colour, and bleached with hydrogen peroxide. Once the liquid is done the bleach cycle it then goes through microfiltration before its packaged and sold.

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Fructose is a disaccharide humectant that draws water from its surroundings to plump up.

How It's Sourced

Chicory roots are soaked in hot water to extract the water-soluble ingredients. The solution then undergoes bacterial fermentation of glucose. A natural reaction of cellulose with chloroacetic acid. The final product is blended and spray dried onto a powder.

Sustainability Story

Our blend of sugars is upcycled from the root of the chicory plant. This part of the plant is often discarded once the leaves are removed. Chicory fields surround the factory to reduce carbon emissions, and the waste from the factory is used as natural fertilizer or animal feed to fulfill the circular economy cycle.

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Dryness

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Glucose is a monosaccharide humectant that draws water from its surroundings to plump up.

How It's Sourced

Chicory roots are soaked in hot water to extract the water-soluble ingredients. The solution then undergoes bacterial fermentation of glucose. A natural reaction of cellulose with chloroacetic acid. The final product is blended and spray dried onto a powder.

Sustainability Story

Our blend of sugars is upcycled from the root of the chicory plant. This part of the plant is often discarded once the leaves are removed. Chicory fields surround the factory to reduce carbon emissions, and the waste from the factory is used as natural fertilizer or animal feed to fulfill the circular economy cycle.

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pH Imbalance

Texture

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Glycerin is a colourless, odourless, syrupy liquid used in formulations because it is a great base for a moisturizer. Glycerin is such a small molecule it can penetrate through the skin barrier and to the dermis and stay there, plumping the skin from within. It is a humectant that slows down water loss from the skin with an excellent balance of skin penetration and retention characteristics in the dermis, even in situations where there is low water activity in the environment which otherwise would have dehydrated the skin.

How It's Sourced

Vegan glycerin is made from plant-based, non-animal derived sources. The production method is proprietary information.

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Dryness

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Glyceryl Behenate is made from a fatty alcohol and behenic acid to create a emollient ingredient that is great for softening skin texture and moisturizing the skin. At room temperature, it is a clear colourless liquid with a slight yellow colour. It is also a solvent alternative to water, which is used to mix ingredients that typically do not mix well together like essential oils in water.

How It's Sourced

Glyceryl Behenate is made through the esterification of glycerin and behenic acid to create glyceryl behenate and water.

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Glyceryl Caprylate is made from a fatty alcohol and palmitic acid to create an emollient ingredient that is great for softening skin texture and moisturizing the skin. At room temperature, it is a clear colourless liquid with a slight yellow colour. It is also a solvent alternative to water, which is used to mix ingredients that typically do not mix well together like essential oils in water.

How It's Sourced

Glyceryl Caprylate is derived from the esterification of caprylic acid with glycerin that is both derived from either coconut oil or palm kernel oil sourced from Southeast Asia

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pH Imbalance

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N/A

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Glycine is a amino acids that can play a role in the promotion of collagen production, moisture retention, and regeneration of the skin. Due to its molecular size, glycine is able to penetrate the skin deeper and is one of the smallest amino acids. Glycine is one of the three amino acid that collagen is composed of.

How It's Sourced

The amino acids are made from a process that ferments molasses, and then further separated to isolate the amino acids.

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Dullness

Dark Spots

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Non-GMO

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Licorice extract has a variety of compounds that are beneficial to the skin. It inhibits the production of tyrosinase, which is an enzyme responsible for hyperpigmentation in the skin resulting in a brightening effect. It also contains liquiritin, that helps with melanin dispersion, that help smooth out dark spots caused by inflammation. Licorice extract also has positive anti-inflammatory properties that help to the calm the skin done by the compound licochalcone A.

How It's Sourced

Made from a distillate of licorice root.

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pH Imbalance

Redness

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Witch hazel is a clear liquid astringent that is derived from a shrub, used in skincare products. It popularly used in toners to degrease the skin because its an alcohol distillate. Over extended use, and highly concentrated witch hazel can dry out the skin. Witch hazel distillate is rich in antioxidants in particular tannins. Tannins work to scavenge free radicals caused by external factors, such as pollution and the sun that can cause pre-mature aging. They are also vasoconstrictors, that tighten our blood capillaries that run directly underneath our skin. By constriction those blood vessels, the tannins in witch hazel can help reduce redness and puffiness.

How It's Sourced

Witch hazel constituents are cut and cleaned before they are put through steam distillation to create an astringent. Steam distillation is the separation process that uses two liquids that have different boiling points, and using heat to boil the liquid mixture in so that one liquid remains and the other liquid boils off into steam. The steam is then recollected and condensed in a separate container.

Sustainability Story

Our Witch Hazel Water is certified organic and harvested from wild crops in New England. The remaining plant material is processed into biodegradable mulch fulfilling the circular economy. All plants are harvested in accordance with State Forestry Regulations to protect the regeneration of witch hazel plants.

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Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil is rich in linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. The benefits of sunflower oil go beyond topical skin application and can be used to moisturize and soften the hair. Linoleic and oleic acid are essential fatty acids that our bodies cannot produce, so we obtain them through our diet or topical delivery. All four chemical constituents are known to help facilitate wound-healing, exhibit anti-inflammatory properties, promote moisture retention in skin and hair, and help slow the look of ageing by sustaining skin elasticity and softness. It also contains high levels of vitamin E, an antioxidant that has been shown to protect the skin against UV-photo damage, demonstrated in-vivo on human skin cells.

How It's Sourced

The sunflower seeds are crushed up in and cold pressed for their oils. The oil is then put through a series of purification processes to produce commercial sunflower oil suitable for skincare formulations.

Sustainability Story

Our Sunflower Oil is sustainably sourced from Spain, and agricultural work is regulated by both national and European laws, with fair wages and benefits for periods of inactivity. The process is completely automated and utilizes innovative technological systems that protect the environment and health of farmers.

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Dryness

pH Imbalance

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N/A

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Histidine is a amino acid that helps to improve skin texture and has the potential to neutralize free radicals. In vivo, it produces the compound histamine, which is a neurotransmitter that is essential for digestion, immune response, and sleep function.

How It's Sourced

The amino acids are made from a process that ferments molasses, and then further separated to isolate the amino acids.

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Dryness

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Non-GMO

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Hydrogenated Soy Polyglycerides is a semi-occlusive ingredient made from soybean oil that conditions the skin providing moisture and emolliency. The semi-occlusive properties make this oil a great base for products to heal cracked skin and prevent trans-epidermal water loss when the environmental humidity is low.

How It's Sourced

Hydrogenated Soy Polyglycerides is made from the catalytic metathesis of soybean oil with subsequent hydrogenation.

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Texture

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Non-GMO

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Hydrolyzed jojoba esters are an emollient that help to soften skin texture and moisturize the skin. It is jojoba oil that has been hydrogenated and then broken down into smaller molecules by water. Since it is made from jojoba oil, hydrolyzed jojoba ester have great oxidative stability, and due to its smaller molecular size, it can penetrate the surface layer of our skin deeper. In formulation, it can help thicken the formula if the product is too runny, extend the moisturizing benefits, increase shelf life, and adjust pH of the product.

How It's Sourced

Hydrolyzed jojoba esters are made when the jojoba oil is partly saponified. The jojoba oil and alcohol undergo a reaction called esterification, and then broken down by water into smaller molecules to create hydrolyzed jojoba ester.

Sustainability Story

Our Jojoba Esters are derived from the seeds of the jojoba plant, and the finished product is manufactured in British Columbia, Canada. The jojoba seeds are a renewable botanical and native to deserts where harvest requires little water and uses no genetically modified organisms.

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pH Imbalance

Texture

Oiliness

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Non-GMO

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Clay minerals have a wide variety of applications in many industries and are particularly important in the development of pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetic formulations for several reasons. The unique properties of French green clay makes it an attractive ingredient for natural cosmetics and skincare. Its absorption capabilities and ion-exchange capacity allow it to be great at attracting oils and debris to enhance or even change certain properties needed for specific applications such as clay masks, shampoos, and makeup.

How It's Sourced

The French Green Clay is mined for the raw material first. Once the mineral is secured, it is washed with water and then dried in the sun. The final product gets powderized and prepared for packaging.

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pH Imbalance

Texture

Clogged Pores

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Non-GMO

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Clay minerals have a wide variety of applications in many industries and are particularly important in the development of pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetic formulations for several reasons. The unique properties of French pink clay makes it an attractive ingredient for natural cosmetics and skincare. Its absorption capabilities and ion-exchange capacity allow it to be great at attracting oils and debris to enhance or even change certain properties needed for specific applications such as clay masks, shampoos, and makeup. French pink clay absorptive powers are more mild than its green clay counter part.

How It's Sourced

The French Pink Clay is mined for the raw material first. Once the mineral is secured, it is washed with water and then dried in the sun. The final product gets powderized and prepared for packaging.

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Dryness

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A plant-derived humectant from chicory roots, that draws water from its surroundings to plump up. Inulin is a natural skin conditioner that works to moisturize the skin.

How It's Sourced

Chicory roots are soaked in hot water to extract the water-soluble ingredients. The solution then undergoes bacterial fermentation of glucose. A natural reaction of cellulose with chloroacetic acid. The final product is blended and spray dried onto a powder.

Sustainability Story

Our blend of sugars is upcycled from the root of the chicory plant. This part of the plant is often discarded once the leaves are removed. Chicory fields surround the factory to reduce carbon emissions, and the waste from the factory is used as natural fertilizer or animal feed to fulfill the circular economy cycle.

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Dryness

pH Imbalance

Dullness

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N/A

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Isoleucine is a amino acid that supports the skin's ability to regenerate and stimulates cell turnover. In vivo, it helps to regulate blood sugar, and is essential for hemoglobin production and formation.

How It's Sourced

The amino acids are made from a process that ferments molasses, and then further separated to isolate the amino acids.

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Kk

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pH Imbalance

Texture

Oiliness

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Non-GMO

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Why We Use It

Kaolin clay is a gentle and mild clay that is great base for a mineral mask for people that do not want a stripping mask. The absorptive properties of kaolin clay are not as strong as French green or pink clay, however it still helps to slough off oils and debris while gently exfoliating the skin. Clay works to attract dirt from the skin, and help draw impurities from the pores to reduce pimples caused by acne.

How It's Sourced

The white Kaolin Clay is mined for the raw material first. Once the mineral is secured, it is washed with water and then dried in the sun. The final product gets powderized and prepared for packaging.

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Dullness

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N/A

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A hydrating ingredient that is chockful of galactomannans, to help maintain the skin's natural hydration This extract is chockful of polysaccharides which clings to water molecules to hydrate and plump the skin. This extract is part of a blend with Tara Spinosa fruit extract to help create a protective and even film across the face. The biopolymers made from the polysaccharides not only attract water, but also interlock with each other.

How It's Sourced

The red algae is harvested and then processed to make the extract. The exact method on how the red algae is processed is proprietary information.

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Ll

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pH Imbalance

Verified

Non-GMO

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Lavendula Angustofolia (Lavender Floral) Oil is an essential oil used in cosmetics and aromatherapy. It can eliminate harmful bacteria, and help soothe the skin if the person does not have a allergy to essential oils. Lavender oil is mainly used to make product formulas smell better while using natural ingredients. For people with sensitive skin, essential oils can be sensitizing because it contains compounds such as Limonene, however in small amounts, it is unlikely to do so, and it used for product scent purposes.

How It's Sourced

The lavender plant is collected, washed and dried. They are then soaked in a solvent and go through a process of steam distillation. Steam distillation is the separation process that uses two liquids that have different boiling points, and using heat to boil the liquid mixture in so that one liquid remains and the other liquid boils off into steam. The steam is then recollected and condensed in a separate container, which holds the lavender essential oils.

Sustainability Story

Our Lavender Oil is natively sourced from Bulgaria, and our supplier is Sedex Certified. Sedex works closely with businesses to ensure sustainable and ethical harvesting practices. The extraction process uses little water and fertilizer, allowing the plant to thrive with basic resources.

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pH Imbalance

Redness

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Non-GMO

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Lavender distillate is used in many skin regimes for its benefits. It helps maintains the skin's pH balance and control excess oil while hydrating and rejuvenating the skin. The skin's pH is important for maintenance of the acid mantle which contributes to the skin's protective barrier. Lavender distillate has the potential to be effective in the reduction of redness in irritated skin and for skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis and eczema.

How It's Sourced

Lavender flowers are cut and cleaned before they are put through steam distillation to create essential oils. Steam distillation is the separation process that uses two liquids that have different boiling points, and using heat to boil the liquid mixture in so that one liquid remains and the other liquid boils off into steam. The steam is then recollected and condensed in a separate container. The by-product of making the lavender essential oil is the lavender floral water.

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Dryness

Texture

Flakey Skin

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N/A

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Linoleic acid is also know a Omega-6 fatty acid. It is an emollient that helps smooths texture, and also thicken product. It posses anti-inflammatory, acne reductive, skin brightening, and moisture retention properties. Linoleic acid helps support the skin's native lipid barrier, and topical application of it helps to replenish its lipid reservoir. Our skin cannot produce linoleic acid on its own, and therefore our bodies obtain it through food, and topical application. By supporting the lipid barrier, the essential lipids help to prevent allergens, bacteria, and other unwanted constituents from entering the body, and irritating the skin.

How It's Sourced

Linoleic acid can be made from multiple sources such as sunflower, soybean, corn, or nuts and seeds. The linoleic acid source is cold pressed into an oil, and then winterization. The winterization of oil is a process that uses a solvent and cold temperatures to separate lipids and other desired oil compounds from waxes. After the oil is filtered to isolate the desired compounds and then deodorized before it is packaged and sold. Deodorization is a steam stripping process wherein steam is injected into old to eliminate or prevent odor

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Texture

Flaky Skin

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N/A

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Linolenic acid is also know a Omega-3 fatty acid. Similar to linoleic acid, it is an emollient that helps smooths texture, and also thicken product. It posses anti-inflammatory, acne reductive, skin brightening, and moisture retention properties. Linolenic acid helps support the skin's native lipid barrier, and topical application of it helps to replenish its lipid reservoir. Our skin cannot produce linolenic acid on its own, and therefore our bodies obtain it through food, and topical application. By supporting the lipid barrier, the essential lipids help to prevent allergens, bacteria, and other unwanted constituents from entering the body, and irritating the skin.

How It's Sourced

Linolenic acid can be made from multiple sources such as sunflower, soybean, corn, or nuts and seeds. The linolenic acid source is cold pressed into an oil, and then winterization. The winterization of oil is a process that uses a solvent and cold temperatures to separate lipids and other desired oil compounds from waxes. After the oil is filtered to isolate the desired compounds and then deodorized before it is packaged and sold. Deodorization is a steam stripping process wherein steam is injected into old to eliminate or prevent odor

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Mm

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pH Imbalance

Pimples

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Non-GMO

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Tea Tree Leaf Oil contains hundreds of chemical components, the majority fall under the category of monoterpenes and related alcohols. The most common type of chemical constituent is Terpinen-4-ol, and it exhibits strong antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It's been known to soothe topical reactions and to treat skin issues like rashes, dandruff, acne, etc.

How It's Sourced

Tea Tree leaves are first harvested from the shrub, and cleaned before it goes through steam distillation to extract the oils.

Sustainability Story

Our Tea Tree Oil is naturally distilled from tea tree plantations that are native to China. This process uses little water and fertilizer, allowing the plant to thrive with basic resources. Our suppliers work with local farmers and communities to ensure fair harvesting practices and offer financial support if needed.

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Dryness

Flaky Skin

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N/A

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Microcrystalline wax is used to prevent separation of ingredients, also gives formulas structural integrity by thickening product. At room temperature it is a malleable solid wax, that has a yellow to dark brown colour depending on its purity. It also has occlusive properties that sit on top of the skin to prevent water from evaporating into the atmosphere in low humidity environments.

How It's Sourced

Microcrystalline wax is made from residuum of different waxes to create a blend with a very minute crystals that allow for easier flexibility and greater affinity for oil. The waxes are put through a series of refinement steps to remove any impurities, undesirable scents and odours.

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Oo

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Texture

Dryness

Flaky Skin

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Non-GMO | Organic

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Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil is rich in antioxidants such as tocopherols, with high content of linoleic acid, and is relatively stable against oxidation. Antioxidants inhibit UV induced extracellular matrix degradation by neutralizing the free radicals on this skin. Linoleic acid is also know a Omega-6 fatty acid. It posses anti-inflammatory, acne reductive, skin brightening, and moisture retention properties. Linoleic acid helps support the skin's native lipid barrier, and topical application of it helps to replenish its lipid reservoir. By supporting the lipid barrier, the essential lipids help to prevent allergens, bacteria, and other unwanted constituents from entering the body, and irritating the skin. The oxidative stability prolongs the shelf life of the formula.

How It's Sourced

Prickly pears are picked and cleaned from the cactus. The seeds are removed from the fruit and dried in the sun. The seeds are cold pressed into a crude oil then refined to a high purity and then packaged and shipped.

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USA

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Non-GMO

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Ozokerite is used to prevent separation of ingredients, also gives formulas structural integrity by thickening product. At room temperature it is a malleable solid wax, that has a yellow to dark brown colour depending on its purity. It also has occlusive properties that sit on top of the skin to prevent water from evapourating into the atmosphere in low humidity environments.

How It's Sourced

Crude Ozokerite is sourced from the fractures and cracks of rocks in mountainous regions. The wax is then collected, and put through a series of filtration steps and bleaching to remove any impurities, undesirable odours and colours.

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pH Imbalance

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Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil is an essential oil used in cosmetics and aromatherapy. It can eliminate harmful bacteria, be an astringent and help soothe the skin if the person does not have a allergy to essential oils. Geranium oil is mainly used to make product formulas smell better while using natural ingredients. For people with sensitive skin, essential oils can be sensitizing because it contains compounds such as Limonene, however in small amounts, it is unlikely to do so, and it used for product scent purposes.

How It's Sourced

The geranium plant is collected, washed and dried. They are then soaked in a solvent and go through a process of steam distillation. Steam distillation is the separation process that uses two liquids that have different boiling points, and using heat to boil the liquid mixture in so that one liquid remains and the other liquid boils off into steam. The steam is then recollected and condensed in a separate container, which holds the geranium essential oils.

Sustainability Story

Our Geranium Flower Oil is manufactured in Egypt, and our suppliers follow a sustainable corporate social responsibility program. This program includes supporting charities, providing educational support, and offering financial aid to farmers leading to decreased poverty and illiteracy.

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ECOCERT/COSMOS Certified | USDA Biobased Certified | Organic | Non-GMO

Why We Use It

Pentylene glycol is a hydrophilic chemical constituent that binds well with water molecules, which makes it an efficacious skin conditioning agent. A clear, viscous, odourless liquid that has a mild sweet taste. It is also an all-natural preservative that is effective at fighting bacteria and fungal agents once the product has been exposed to air. It can reduce irritation and sensitivity and has a wide broad-spectrum antimicrobial effect.

How It's Sourced

It is sustainably sourced from sugar cane bagasse which is the dry, fibrous material leftover after crushing sugar cane. The sugar cane fibers are processed for furfural compound, a chemical precursor to pentylene glycol, and it goes through a series of reactive and purification steps to create cosmetic grade pentylene glycol.

Sustainability Story

Our Pentylene Glycol is upcycled and naturally derived from sugarcane bagasse, the fibrous remains from the sugarcane juice extraction process. This ingredient is a USDA-certified biobased product and the biomass remains are used as fuel to sustain its own energy, meaning that this process uses 100% renewable carbon.

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Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil is a clear, yellow liquid made from cold press extraction of the whole avocado fruit. It is rich in nutrient waxes, proteins, minerals and vitamins A, D, and E. It is an excellent source of enrichment for dry, damaged, or chapped skin. Avocado oil application acts as a protective barrier to the skin by an occlusive effect. This results in the decrease in trans-epidermal water loss. Previous research on avocado oil has shown that avocado oils, when applied topically, mostly remain at the surface of skin, without deep penetration in the skin. The lipids in avocado oils contribute to the skin's hydration and smoothness by treating cracked skin and softening texture. Avocado oil is high in oleic acid which is a fatty acid that acts as permeability enhancers.

How It's Sourced

Avocado oil is made through the cold pressed method. Oil recovery is only obtained from the pulp of the avocado fruit. First the avocado fruit is grinded into a pulp. The pulp in the cold pressed method goes through an expeller where the oils are extracted, and then filtered to get rid of any unwanted solids left over from the expeller. While this results in a lower yield of oil, it maintains the integrity of vitamins and other plant compounds compared to the heated method.

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Phenylalanine is a amino acid that works to improve and maintain the health of our skin. In vivo, it is one of the building blocks for neurotransmitters like dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and tyrosine. It supports the structure and function of other larger proteins and enzymes and production of amino acids.

How It's Sourced

The amino acids are made from a process that ferments molasses, and then further separated to isolate the amino acids.

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pH Imbalance

Dryness

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Black Spruce bark extract contains active molecules such as stilbenes, flavonoids, proanthocyanins, lignins, hydroxycinnamic acids. Its active molecules are reported to work similarly to antioxidants and can calm redness on the skin

How It's Sourced

This bark extract is made from red maple, black spruce, yellow birch, and jack pine that is leftover from wood processing. The bark then goes through an extraction, filtration, and purification process to obtain the final extract.

Sustainability Story

Our Bark Extract is upcycled from the biomass by-products of the lumber industry in Quebec, Canada. The bioactive molecules in the tree’s bark are obtained through a circular economy cycle, where leftover bark is recycled into compost and returned to the forest as fertilizer.

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pH Imbalance

Dryness

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Jack Pine bark is high in polyphenols that provide the skin with long-lasting protection and hydration to promote skin elasticity. Polyphenols are known to be able to provide substantial skin photoprotective effects, and terpenoids have excellent efficacy as a biostatic and fungistatic agent in product formulation.

How It's Sourced

This bark extract is made from red maple, black spruce, yellow birch, and jack pine that is leftover from wood processing. The bark then goes through an extraction, filtration, and purification process to obtain the final extract.

Sustainability Story

Our Bark Extract is upcycled from the biomass by-products of the lumber industry in Quebec, Canada. The bioactive molecules in the tree’s bark are obtained through a circular economy cycle, where leftover bark is recycled into compost and returned to the forest as fertilizer.

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Dryness

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Polybutene is used as a mineral oil alternative that is not a by-product of petroleum. It is a lightly coloured, sticky liquid used as a binder to help thicken formulas to a desirable texture. The molecular size of polybutene is too large to penetrate past the epidermis, so it sits on top of the skin and has a occlusive effect. Due to the chemical structure it does not easily evapourate to the atmosphere, and in doing so it decreases trans-epidermal water loss from the skin.

How It's Sourced

Polybutenes are made by the cationic polymerization of butylene. Cationic polymerization is when a monomer needs to be longer, so another positively charged constituent charges the monomer to give it a charge, and that charged monomer reacts with other similarly structured monomer to produce a polymer.

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Dryness

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Polyhydroxystearic Acid functions as a thickener and emollient that has occlusive properties to prevent skin from losing its moisture. It also works well as a binding agent that easily fuses ingredients together. The emulsifying property helps to combine other water and oil constituents in a stable solution which is very important for products that incorporate both oils and water.

How It's Sourced

Polyhydrostearic acid is made by hydrogenating ricinoleic acid or by fractional distillation of hydrolyzed hydrogenated castor oil. Hydrolyzed hydrogenated castor oil, is when the oil is broken down into smaller molecules with water through hydrolysis, and hydrogenation is done when more hydrogen protons are added to the carbon chain of the fatty acids. Fractional distillation is when a liquid mixture is separated into fractions through boiling it off at different temperatures.

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pH Imbalance

Texture

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Non-GMO

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Salicylic acid is also known as a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) is an anti-acne compound that is popular in skincare meant for people with acne. Salicylic acid is a compound that is lipophilic and wants to dissolve and attracts other oil compounds. Due to its lipophilic properties, it also concentrates within our pore, where the sebaceous gland produces sebum, and a excessive amount of sebum can clog pores. Salicylic acid helps to unstick those clogged pores caused by acne pathogenesis

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The Aspen bark is submerged into a solvent to undergo aqueous extraction since salicylate is water-soluble. The solvent then gets filtered to get rid of any undesirable plant matter. To ensure quality control, the filtered solution gets analyzed to see if the aqueous batch is up to standard and then it is spray-dried on powder.

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Proline is a amino acids that plays a role in the promotion of collagen production, moisture retention, and regeneration of the skin

How It's Sourced

The amino acids are made from a process that ferments molasses, and then further separated to isolate the amino acids.

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Prunus Amygdalus (Almond) Dulcis Oil is a emollient that help soften skin texture and support the skin's native lipid barrier. It contains nutrients like essential fatty acids such as omega 6 and omega 9's to promote healthier and softer looking skin. These fatty acids have antioxidant potential and help prevent pre-mature aging caused by UV damage. While these fatty acids are too large to penetrate past the epidermis, they do provide the skin benefits while sitting on top of the skin.

How It's Sourced

The almonds are harvested and dried. The nuts are then cold pressed through a extruder to separate the solids from the oil. That oil is then further refined to create high purity almond oil.

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Rosehips are made from the fruit of roses once their petals fall off, usually harvested in early fall. Rosehip oil can range from a deep orange-red hue to a light yellow depending on the formulation/processing of the rosehips. The main bioactive constituents of rosehip oil are vitamin A, C, and E, as well as being high in essential fatty acids. This oil packs a powerful punch, it has been known to lighten dark spots, and support the skin’s lipid barrier.

How It's Sourced

The rosehip buds are sourced and cleaned and put through a hydraulic press to extract the oils from the seeds and flesh of the rosebud. The benefits of the cold press method are that it maintains the integrity of the oil and minimizes the oxidation of the bioactive constituents such as vitamin A, C, and E.

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Our Rosehip Oil is organic and sourced from Ukraine free of GMOs and pesticides. This process uses little water and fertilizer, allowing the plant to thrive in harsh conditions. Our suppliers work with local farmers and cooperative producers to ensure fair harvesting practices and offer financial support if needed.

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Rosehips are made from the fruit of roses once their petals fall off, usually harvested in early fall. Rosehip oil can range from a deep orange-red hue to a light yellow depending on the formulation/processing of the rosehips. The main bioactive constituents of rosehip oil are vitamin A, C, and E, as well as being high in essential fatty acids. This oil packs a powerful punch, it has been known to lighten dark spots, and support the skin’s lipid barrier.

How It's Sourced

The rosehip buds are sourced and cleaned and put through a hydraulic press to extract the oils from the seeds and flesh of the rosebud. The benefits of the cold press method are that it maintains the integrity of the oil and minimizes the oxidation of the bioactive constituents such as vitamin A, C, and E.

Sustainability Story

Our Rosehip Oil is organic and sourced from Ukraine free of GMOs and pesticides. This process uses little water and fertilizer, allowing the plant to thrive in harsh conditions. Our suppliers work with local farmers and cooperative producers to ensure fair harvesting practices and offer financial support if needed.

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Rose distillate is used in many skin regimes for its benefits. It helps maintains the skin's pH balance and control excess oil while hydrating and rejuvenating the skin. The skin's pH is important for maintenance of the acid mantle which contributes to the skin's protective barrier. Rose distillate has the potential to be effective in the reduction of redness in irritated skin and for skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis and eczema.

How It's Sourced

Rose Damascena Flower Water is an aqueous solution of the steam of the distillate obtained from the flowers of the Damask Rose, Rosa damascena.

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Black raspberry seed oil is high in essential fatty acids and commonly used in the cosmetics and as a oral supplement. It is rich in linoleic acid specifically that helps supports the skin's native lipid barrier, and overall skin health. This oil contains some amounts of vitamin E that has potential antioxidant properties. Black raspberry seed oil is an emollient that help to maintain skin softness and hydration.

How It's Sourced

Black raspberry are picked and cleaned from the bushes. The seeds are removed from the berry and dried in the sun. The seeds are cold pressed into a crude oil then refined to a high purity and then packaged and shipped.

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Saccharomyces fermented filtrate is rich in minerals, vitamins, and amino acids, that help to increase skin moisture immediately. Minerals have been found to increase the skin's moisture level, supporting the skin's overall health. Beta-glucan, an amino acid, naturally occurs in the yeast fermentation, and also has a moisturizing effect. Its works as a humectant that draws in water from its surroundings. During fermentation, the concentration of trehalose, another moisturizing constituent, increases. Trehalose helps to brighten the skins complexion.

How It's Sourced

Saccharomyces (Yeast) Fermented Filtrate is made when yeast cultures are added to a solvent within a fermentation vessel. The vessel ferments the yeast for a period of time to allow the yeast to multiple and increase concentration within the vessel. Once the filtrate is done fermenting, the solution is put through a filter press to further concentrate the yeast and yield the final product.

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Salivia Mitiorrhiza (Red Sage) Root Extract on the skin, works to support sensitive skin types caused by impairment of the skin barrier. Skin barrier impairment is can lead to an increase of trans-epidermal water loss, increased exposure of senstive neurons, and easier penetration of irritants and allergens that can cause inflammation. Salvia Mitiorrhiza (Red Sage) Root Extract inhibits the receptors of sensitive skin and prevent the sensation of stinging.

How It's Sourced

This ingredient is made from a proprietary process that utilizes red sage roots.

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Serine is hydrating amino acid that works as a humectant to draw in water from its surroundings.

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The amino acids are made from a process that ferments molasses, and then further separated to isolate the amino acids.

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Silica in skincare and cosmetic formulation is used as an alternative to plastic microbeads. It acts as an abrasive agent to help improve the texture and functionality of a product. In cleansing skincare products, it helps to remove the top layers of skin, excess dirt, and other impurities through physical exfoliation. Due to its spherical molecular shape, it can absorb impurities like sweat and oil, and improves the spreadability of the product topically.

How It's Sourced

Silica is made from grounded up minerals heated with sodium carbonate and dissolved in water to form liquid sodium silicate. It is then mixed with an acid and precipitated to form silica

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Jojoba oil is a clear, golden liquid that is extracted from the seeds of the Jojoba plant. It is rich in wax esters that help to repair the skin’s lipid barrier, and because of its high content of wax esters, jojoba oil has both emollient and occlusive properties. Emollients are oils or oil-like substances that soften the skin texture, while occlusives are ingredients that sit on top of the skin and seal in moisture. Occlusives decrease trans-epidermal water loss and a key property of wax esters that are abundant in jojoba oil. The wax esters make jojoba oil a desirable ingredient to treat skin diseases that are related to having a skin barrier impairment.

How It's Sourced

Jojoba oil is obtained from a drought-resistant shrub found mainly in the Sonoran desert. The fruit capsules of the Jojoba bush can contain one to three seeds. The fruit is washed and clean before it goes through an oil extractor through the cold pressing method.

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Sodium Anisate is the salt form of p-anisic acid. It is used as a antimicrobial agent to fight off unwanted microbes that can spoil product. It acts as a antifungal agent, and when paired with sodium levulinate, they exhibit broad spectrum protection against unwanted microorganism.

How It's Sourced

This ingredient is made from a proprietary process that used sugarcane, star anise, and rape seed.

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Sodium Lactate is a hydrating amino acid that works as a humectant by drawing in water from its surroundings. It also helps to promote the shelf life of products, and improve its stability by helping to preserve the ingredients by adjusting the pH

How It's Sourced

The amino acids are made from a process that ferments molasses, and then further separated to isolate the amino acids.

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