Sans Skincare uses the highest quality naturally-derived, biodegradable, ingredients, that do not ever negatively impact the ecosystems from which they are sourced. We only support businesses that practice fair and responsible treatment to the peoples supplying these raw materials and we never test on animals nor do we support business that test on animals.
Activated Charcoal is charcoal that has been treated (activated) by exposing it to very high heat. This exposure to heat creates a much larger surface area and forces the charcoal to open up and form pores, giving it superior absorption abilities (think of it like a sponge). When the dirt and oil inside the pores come into contact with the activated charcoal, they bind to it and then are washed away when the skin is rinsed. The use of charcoal for skincare is not new. There is evidence showing the ancient Egyptians treated their skin with charcoal thousands of years ago.
Aloe Vera’s benefits for the skin are well known; from moisturizing the skin to soothing inflammation. It is especially helpful when used in soaps since many soaps can be drying. Aloe Vera helps to hydrate the skin and lock in moisture, but it also moisturizes the skin in another way. The sugars Aloe Vera contains, also known as mucopolysaccharides, help to retain moisture in the skin. The Mucopolysaccharides in the plant when applied topically, have been shown to increase the water content of the outermost layer of skin (the stratum corneum), making it an ideal ingredient for dry skin types.
Aloe Vera Powder
Aloe Vera powder is obtained from the Aloe Vera plant when the gel from the plant is rinsed to remove remnants of the juice, dehydrated, and ground into a fine powder. High in vitamin C, E and beta-carotene, Aloe Vera absorbs easily and quickly into the skin and can help to increase the production of collagen, increasing elasticity and diminishing the appearance of age lines. It is an anti-inflammatory helping to heal the skin, eradicating skin blemishes and redness.
Apple Fiber Powder
Apples are high in naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acids, which have the ability to tone and tighten the skin. This natural fruit powder is said to impart all of the skin firming benefits that apples have to offer. Alpha-hydroxy acids are also natural exfoliants with the ability to naturally and very gently get rid of dead skin on the skin's surface, revealing the fresh, new skin underneath.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in gamma linoleic acid, or GLA, which comes from essential fatty acid omega-6. The GLA content in Apricot Kernel Oil helps skin maintain its moisture balance. GLA also plays a role in firming and toning the skin. Additionally, Apricot Kernel Oil contains Vitamin A and E, which soothe the skin and slow signs of aging. The nourishing properties of Apricot Kernel Oil have an anti-inflammatory effect and may soothe minor skin conditions such as eczema. It is especially good for dehydrated, delicate, mature or damaged skin.
Often called liquid gold, Argan Oil is gaining popularity as a miracle ingredient. It has extremely high levels of Vitamin E and 80% fatty acids which make it perfect for healing many skin ailments as well as protecting against premature aging caused by oxidation by restoring the skin's hydro-lipid layer. The active substances called triterpenoids that occur in Argan Oil offer amazing skin protection benefits. These benefits include tissue healing (scars), anti-inflammatory and sun-protective properties. The oil contains 0.8% unsaponifiables (a large group of compounds also known as plant sterols or sterolins). Sterolins improve skin metabolism, reduce inflammation, and promote excellent moisture retention.
Avocado Butter, packed full of vitamins like C, E, and K as well as nutrients like magnesium and potassium, can nourish and moisturize the skin. Avocado oils and butters are a plentiful source of biotin. Biotin, also known as Vitamin H, is one of the B complex vitamins, and can help prevent dry skin. Because of compounds such as plant sterols, omeag-9 as well as other vitamins, Avocado oils have been shown to help with boosting the production of collagen and improving elasticity.
Naturally produced by honey bees, beeswax is made up of more than 284 compounds. Most of these are fatty acids and chain alcohols, which help to improve the natural oil barrier on the skin keeping it soft and hydrated. Also a humectant, beeswax has the incredible ability to attract water molecules from the atmosphere to the skin and trap this moisture in, reducing dryness. Without clogging the pores and allowing the skin to breathe, beeswax can block out irritants and act as a protective barrier against harsh environmental pollutants.
Bentonite is a combination of volcanic ash and montmorillonite originally found in Fort Benton, Wyoming. It is very highly absorbent and powerfully draws oils and toxins from the skin. Bentonite Clay is one of the most powerful healing clays. It is unique in that it carries a strong negative charge which bonds to the positive charge in many toxins. When it comes in contact with a toxin, chemical or heavy metal, the clay will absorb the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use.
Blue Tansy Oil
Not only does Blue Tansy Oil work wonders on burned, irritated, inflamed or damaged skin, Blue Tansy Oil is rich with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It is said to have wonderful cell regenerative properties and has the ability to soothe the redness in skin. The beautiful blue color of Blue Tansy Oil comes from the oil Azulene which is derived from the Blue Tansy flowers as they are steam distilled and subject to heat.
Blue Yarrow is deeply nourishing and restorative for the skin. Known to be a very powerful anti-inflammatory, Yarrow Oil will soothe even the most sensitive skin. A study by French researchers revealed that the extract of the Yarrow plant actually increases epidermal thickness to smooth out wrinkles and improve pores.
Calendula Oil also known as pot marigold or garden marigold, has been used for centuries to heal wounds and skin irritations. Calendula has anti-inflammatory and immunostimulant properties making it useful for treating minor wounds, cuts, scrapes, chapped or chafed skin, bruises, burns, acne, bee stings, and other minor irritations and infections of the skin. Calendula Oil stimulates the production of collagen at the wound sites to help minimize scarring and assist with stretch marks.
Camellia Seed Oil
Camellia Seed Oil has more naturally-occurring antioxidants than almost any other botanically derived oil. Camellia Seed Oil has an outstanding moisture retaining ability and is one of the most rapidly absorbed plant oils. The unique make-up of this oil allows it to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin, leaving it smooth and supple. This non-drying and non comedogenic oil is very rich in mono-saturated essential fatty acids. It is particularly high in oleic acid that exceeds the level of olive oil. Camellia Seed Oil contains Vitamins, A, B, and E and various minerals, P, Zn, Ca, Fe, Mn, and Mg. Furthermore, this oil possesses a unique active constituent known as Squalene which is also an important component of the skin's natural emollient system. A deficiency of Squalene can result in dry skin and premature aging. It smooths rough and flaky skin, soothes and calms easily irritated skin, and blocks out ultra violet rays. Used regularly, Camellia Seed Oil will help to maintain and restore harmony, protect from age spots and increased pigmentation. Used around the eyes and mouth, it softens wrinkles and tiny maturity lines.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Carrot Seed Oil is rich in Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. Vitamins A, C, and E, all are antioxidants that reduce free radicals (from sun damage and environmental toxins) associated with premature aging. Vitamin C also plays a role in stabilizing collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Both Vitamins E and B improve moisture for increased elasticity and smoothness. Carrot Seed Oil stimulates cell growth, moisturizes, tones, and increases the skins elasticity. If skin is dry or oily, like many essential oils, Carrot Seed Oil has the ability to balance both. It gives skin just enough moisture without clogging pores, making it perfect for all skin types.
Castor oil is detoxifying and helps to break up oils on the face that clog glands and pores. Castor Oil can be very moisturizing and can soften dry skin and rough age spots. It is an excellent skin emollient and helps with skin conditions like dermatitis, which can cause severely rough, dry skin. Castor Oil can also help to cleanse the skin of dead skin cells that are clogging the sebaceous glands. Rubbing Castor Oil on the skin helps to pull out impurities in the pores. This can help to decrease breakouts on the skin that are often caused by these clogged glands.
Chamomile contains powerful anti-oxidants including polyphenols and phytochemicals. When applied to the skin, it may help reduce signs of aging by protecting the skin from free radical damage. It is thought to accelerate cell and tissue renewal, reducing the appearance of fine lines and giving skin a youthful glow. It has the ability to calm and soothe sensitive skin, in addition alleviating redness, and relieving inflammation.
Cherry Kernel Oil
Cherry Kernel Oil possesses a remarkable ability to nourish, moisturize, and improve skin elasticity and tone. It also balances pH helping the skin to feel soft and smooth. Cherry Kernel Oil is a stable emollient oil, high in oleic acid, and contains natural antioxidants, alpha, delta and gamma tocopherols plus Vitamins A & E. It helps many skin conditions: dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, and wrinkles. It also contains a polyunsaturated fatty acid called eleostearic, a conjugated linolenic acid that prevents UV absorption by forming a barrier on the surface of the skin. Cherry Kernel Oil is said to reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
Cocoa Butter contains a large proportion of minerals including calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper, and iron, all of which are in a highly bioavailable form that render them more effective than commercial vitamin supplements. Cocoa Butter contains a number of different antioxidants like Vitamin E, that can kill off a wide range of different free radicals that destroy skin cells and lead to premature aging.
The Coconut Oil used in soaps comes from the pulp of the coconut seed, the white meat inside the coconut that we eat. Coconut Oil in soap is used as a cleanser and is one of the few oils that produces a foam. It moisturizes and leaves the skin feeling soft, smooth, and supple.
The FDA actually recognizes Colloidal Oatmeal as a "skin protectant”. It is considered an emollient, a substance that softens or soothes the skin, because it packs fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients shown to benefit the skin. It also boasts anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that benefit the skin. Antioxidants fight free radicals, which can damage the skin through oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is connected to aging, which presents as a lack of skin elasticity and moisture. The biggest benefit of colloidal oatmeal is that it helps the skin retain moisture. When applied, colloidal oatmeal reinforces the protective skin barrier.
CoQ10 has at least two important roles in the body. First, it is one of the essential cogs in the biochemical machinery that produces biological energy (ATP) inside the cells. Second, CoQ10 is an antioxidant. It helps neutralize harmful free radicals, which are one of the causes of aging. Under perfect conditions, the body can produce as much CoQ10 as it needs. However, various factors, such as aging, stress and some medications, can lower the levels of CoQ10 in the body. As a result, the ability of cells to withstand stress and regenerate declines. Unfortunately, the levels of CoQ10 in the body almost inevitably decline with age. In fact, CoQ10 is regarded as one of the most accurate biomarkers of aging since its decline correlates so well with the aging process. In most people over thirty, levels of CoQ10 in the skin are below optimum, resulting in lesser ability to produce collagen, elastin, and other important skin molecules. Thus, CoQ10 may boost skin repair and regeneration and reduce free radical damage. CoQ10 is a small molecule that can relatively easily penetrate into skin cells.
Emulsifying Wax (Vegetable)
A very good moisturizer for the skin, Emulsifying Wax acts as a binding agent for oil and water, so that they can mix and blend together. The base is extracted from fatty acids and plant oils, creating what is sometimes called vegetable wax.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus oil, an essential oil distilled from the leaf of an evergreen tree, contains multiple natural ingredients, including 1,8-cineole (aka cineole or eucalyptol), flavonoids, and tannins. Studies show that eucalyptus oil and extract may help strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier. It helps trap water in the skin, which can prevent and relieve dryness, flaking and irritation. The fresh, menthol-like aroma will help wake and invigorate the senses.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Ancient peoples are believed to have used Frankincense Oil to beautify the skin. Frankincense Oil promotes regeneration of healthy cells and also keeps the existing cells and tissues healthy. It is believed to have a potent anti-aging quality for which Frankincense Oil is often used. It thought to reduce the appearance of sun spots, micro-wrinkles around the eyes and cheeks, and generally tone and tighten skin all over the body, while simultaneously replacing old or dying cells with new, healthy ones.
Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium Essential Oil has a long history as an ingredient used in fine cosmetics because it can be used on dry, oily or even sensitive skin. Properties of the plant help to increase blood circulation and skin elasticity. Collagen stimulation increases with its consistent application. Geranium Oil can stimulate cellular regeneration in the skin, and encourage dead skin cells to be recycled and new cells to be created, the result is more radiant skin. Geranium Oil can prevent sagging and loose skin, making it perfect for use in anti-aging.
Geranium Oil can help scars and skin spots to fade, helping create clearer, healthier skin. In addition, It is a proven acne and acne scar fighter, and as a natural botanical ingredient, it can gently minimize breakouts. It can also ease the symptoms of other skin conditions, such as eczema and dermatitis.
German Chamomile Essential Oil
Once the German Chamomile plant is steam distilled, it produces Chamazulene. Chamazulene is a compound found in some plants, especially Chamomile. That is what gives Chamomile its beautiful blue color and its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. German Chamomile, also a potent source of Vitamin C, penetrates deep into the layers of the skin where it can release its potent anti-inflammatory, restoring, and skin-soothing benefits.
Glycerin is a primary component of triglycerides which are naturally-occurring fats present in most lipid-rich substances. Glycerin is great for the skin because it acts as a humectant, it draws water to the surface of the skin both from the deeper layers of skin and from the atmosphere. It can actually remain in the skin for continuous hydration for several days. Glycerin can help strengthen the skin barrier and soften and smooth the skin.
Grapefruit (Pink) Essential Oil
Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, rich in Vitamin C, fights against the activity of free radicals and is a strong antioxidant. Topical application of Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil can boost the skin's regenerative abilities and protect from harm done by various oxidants and toxins. Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil can get rid of excessive oiliness, dryness, and blemishes. It can also keep your skin smooth and silky.
Olive derived Hemisqualane, a lighter version of Squalane, acts as a barrier, keeping moisture locked in and hydrating the skin at a cellular level. It penetrates the skin quickly and easily to offer moisture, enhanced elasticity and resilience. It boosts the skin’s water-retention, leaving it looking and feeling hydrated, smoother, and softer to the touch without leaving a greasy or sticky residue. Like Squalane, Hemisqualane mimics the skin’s natural sebum . . . it can actually help to control natural oils. The skin recognizes Squalane as a naturally occurring oil and therefore produces less on its own.
Hemp Seed Butter
Hemp Seed Butter, produced from the oil of one of the world's most nutritious seeds, has been used as a beauty product for over 3,000 years. Hemp Seed Butter, which is from the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa), contains all of the 21 known amino acids. Hemp seeds are made up of 24% protein, and contain the perfect balance of essential fatty acids.
Hemp seeds contain a high concentration of many skin-friendly vitamins, including the antioxidant Vitamin E, which encourages healthy skin-tissue growth, and Vitamin C. An essential building block of collagen, Vitamin C gives skin elasticity and an even tone, and is also considered to be a skin brightener. Hemp Seed Butter's Vitamin-B content encourages firmer skin by providing beneficial fatty acids. Hemp Seed Butter is know to be an ingredient that very few people are allergic or reactive to.
Honey Powder is pure natural dried honey. Honey is a humectant, when it is in skincare products it will prevent the loss of moisture from the skin. Honey is also said to have healing qualities. Because of honey's amazing ability to heal, it is very successfully being used in many hospitals to heal wounds that are hard to heal by other methods.
Jojoba Oil is actually not oil at all but rather a waxy substance that is very similar to human skin oil, also known as sebum. Because it's so similar to our skin's natural oil, it is thought that Jojoba Oil can trick the skin into thinking it's producing enough oil, which helps balance oil production. Jojoba Oil is rich in natural fats that mimic those in the outer layer of the skin. This means it can help the skin retain moisture and heal itself. Jojoba Oil has been known to help with acne, psoriasis, sunburn, and chapped skin. In its oil form, Jojoba makes a great moisturizer and reduces natural moisture loss from skin. Research has shown that Jojoba Oil is absorbed very rapidly by the skin. Loaded with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, Vitamin E, and sterols (lipid-like compounds that reduce inflammation and improve skin metabolism), Jojoba Oil is amazing for skin.
The active compounds in Kaolin Clay are kaolinite silica, iron, magnesium, calcium, sodium, and zinc. Because of its unique molecular structure, Kaolin has the ability to absorb and pull impurities like dirt and pollution. Unlike some of the other clays, it will not dry the skin out, making it perfect for dry and sensitive skin types.
Kukui Nut Oil
Kukui nut oil absorbs into the deep layers of the skin quickly and easily leaving skin feeling silky and smooth. It actually forms a protective barrier on the skin that protects against environmental damage. It is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, which are antioxidants known to protect the skin and prevent free-radical damage to the skin cells. Kukui nut oil can leave even the driest, dullest looking skin healthy and radiant.
Kukui nut oil deeply hydrates and prevents transepidermal water loss. This oil is used to treat sunburns, windburns, eczema, chapped skin, psoriasis, dry skin conditions, acne, scars, lesions and maturing skin. Composed of 42 percent linoleic acid and 29 percent alpha-linolenic acid, which can help to heal certain skin conditions, while keeping the skin healthy and nourished.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil is perhaps one of the gentlest of all essential oils, unlike most oils, which must be diluted before applying, Lavender Essential Oil can be applied 'neat' to the skin. Lavender Essential Oil has been shown to reduce scarring and speeds healing of the skin. It is also a wonderful anti-inflammatory. When inflammation of the skin is reduced, there is less redness and blotchiness, allowing the complexion to be more evenly colored. One of Lavender Essential Oil's most important properties is its ability to act as a circulatory stimulant. When the circulatory system is enhanced by the use of this essential oil, the increase in blood flow means more nutrients are being delivered to the skin along with much needed oxygen to the cells. This is essential for healthier cells, and the rejuvenation of cells.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass Essential Oil is a source of essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C. It also provides essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron. Lemongrass Essential Oil helps calm inflammation and soothe irritated skin.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Meadowfoam seed oil is lauded as an extremely powerful emollient. Emollient substances maintain hydration by locking moisture into the skin and hair. This helps to maintain a soft and supple look and feel. Meadowfoam seed oil is known to work in a similar way to the sebum the skin produces naturally, which makes it particularly effective at sealing in moisture. It also helps to balance the skin's natural oil production, contributing to a more even complexion. Antioxidants and fatty acids make Meadowfoam seed oil so incredibly for the skin, endowing it with rich moisturizing properties and a luxurious texture. In addition to its rich softening properties, Meadowfoam seed oil skin benefits include helping to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, scars, fine lines, and wrinkles to promote an energized and rejuvenated appearance.
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) Oil
MCT Oil is a type of oil created from pure Coconut Oil (and sometimes Palm Oil). It is composed predominantly of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs). This causes it to display special qualities and properties including high stability, lightweight texture, fast absorption, colorless or very pale-colored appearance, and an extremely light odor while retaining the skin-replenishing and moisturizing benefits of the source fatty acids. There are many benefits to MCT Oil. MCT Oil has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is highly hydrating, protective, clarifying and is thought to be anti-aging as well. MCT Oil comes from coconut oil but does not have the same drying and comedogenic effects as does coconut oil.
Mica, used to add shimmer to the product is composed of Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, and Iron Oxide. Since our mica is derived from natural sources it does not contain any harmful plastics.
Monoi Oil is a very light, delicate oil packed with protective antioxidants like vitamin E and Ferulic acid that naturally neutralize free radicals and protect against inflammation. This oil helps protect the skin’s lipid barriers and easily penetrates hair follicles to help prevent protein and water loss. The process of making Monoi oil is an ancient Polynesian tradition, used to protect their skin and hair from the harsh effects of the sun and salt water.
Myrrh Essential Oil
Myrrh Essential Oil is a valuable oil and one that has been treasured by almost every civilization for over 4,000 years. It helps support the skin's natural regenerative process and is beneficial for mature skin, sun damaged skin, skin with dry patches, and for areas of poor texture and tone. It supports skin healing and can be helpful for wounds, chapped and cracked skin, acne, and most other skin conditions.
Olive Oil, pressed from the fruit of the olive tree, has been used for beauty for thousands of years. Olive Oil is very rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids and its chemical structure is very close to the skin's natural oil. Due to its high antioxidant levels, it can help prevent skin aging and the occurrence of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. Olive Oil can help improve skin tone, help fade scars and balance the oils in the skin, turning even oily skin into 'balanced' skin.
Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli Essential Oil prevents wrinkles and encourages the regeneration of skin cells. It can also be used to tone and tighten sagging skin, fade scars, and aid in the healing of wounds. It is appropriate for use on dry skin and can be used to balance and regulate oily skin.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Because of its anti-inflammatory benefits, Peppermint Essential Oil helps to reduce redness, irritation and inflammation of the skin.
Pomegranate Seed Oil
The regenerative power of Pomegranate Seed Oil is one of the most exciting areas in skincare research. A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, found that Pomegranate Seed Oil stimulates keratinocytes, the major cells found in the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin. Helping regenerate these cells may actually help reverse past damage to revive skin and reveal a more youthful appearance. Pomegranate Seed Oil is Anti-inflammatory with a unique polyunsaturated acid called punicic acid–an omega 5 fatty acid–that has strong anti-inflammatory powers.The oil is also Antioxidant, fending off damaging free radicals, it keeps skin looking young day after day. It can also provide some protection against sun exposure. So strong are these protective effects that a 2003 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found Pomegranate Seed Oil significantly decreased the incidence of skin cancer in mice exposed to cancer-causing chemicals. Pomegranate Seed Oil is Moisturizing, hydrating skin, penetrating easily and deeply to create lasting, healthy moisture. It's perfect for all types of skin, even acne-prone skin.
Compared to cane sugar, Raw Sugar has larger grains and a light amber color. Sometimes called Turbinado, it helps scrub away dirt and excess oil from the skin. Raw sugar retains many of the vitamins and minerals present in natural sugarcane juice, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron. Raw sugar, like Cane Sugar is also a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down what bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin.
Rice Bran Oil
Rice Bran Oil is the oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice. Full of antioxidants, Vitamins B and E, and wonderful natural emollients, this ingredient not only hydrates skin, but protects from UV rays and helps ward off the signs of aging. The main benefit of Rice Bran Oil to the skin is its wonderful deep-moisturizing capability. This is due to its combination of Vitamin E and fatty acids, which go deep into skin to improve its ability to hold onto hydration.
Rice Bran Oil also contains Squalane, which is a natural organic compound that helps with the synthesis of cholesterol and Vitamin D in the human body, and is also a natural fat produced by human skin cells. By helping to replenish our supply of Squalane, Rice Bran Oil helps the skin naturally regenerate itself, leading to younger, fresher looking skin.
Rice Bran Oil has a slight anti-melanin property that helps protect from the sun and brighten skin, helping to fade dark spots and smooth skin tone. Antioxidants like beta-carotene and lycopene protect from free radical damage, and enzymes like CoQ10 infuse the skin with active components that help it maintain its youthful glow.
Rose Clay Powder
Rose Clay is a form of clay called Kaolin. Kaolin is usually harvested white but can take on a light pink to dark pink hue depending on the percentage of iron oxide it contains. Rose Clay’s unique composition includes Kaolinite, Iron, Illite, Montmorillonite, and Calcite. Hugely beneficial for its ability to help decongested pores become clear, Rose Clay also stimulates blood circulation resulting in skin taking on a more toned appearance.
ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL
Rose Essential Oil is steam distilled from fresh rose petals. It takes an incredible 2 tons of rose petals to produce just 1 kg of Rose Oil. Rose Oil is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids, all of which help in treating common skin conditions such as inflammation, redness and adult acne. Because of its combination of antioxidants like citronellol and geraniol, Rose Oil helps diminish signs of aging and slows down free radical damage. These qualities of Rose Oil makes it especially beneficial for dry, mature and even sensitive skin.
The benefits of Rosehip Oil are due to its amazing collection of ingredients, all of which have powerful properties to help regenerate and brighten skin. In fact, it is one of the most multifaceted natural oils as it contains over 500 natural ingredients. Some of the most well known ingredients are natural Vitamin A (also known as Retinol or Transretinoic acid). This is very effective to help avoid premature aging as a result of excessive sun exposure. It also contains lycopene and beta-carotene, both of which are potent antioxidants and protect against damage from free radicals and skin aging. One of the reasons that Rosehip Oil is so beneficial to skin is that it is rich in fatty acids including omega 3, 6 and 9. These are fundamental to ensure healthy skin but the body is unable to produce them.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil is an anti-aging must since it contains naturally powerful antioxidants which inhibit the activities of free radicals and slow the effects of aging due to the Bioflavonoids present in the tannic acids and extracts. Rosemary Essential Oil is also a powerhouse in anti-aging skincare due to its powerful regenerating, rejuvenating, and stimulating activities. This oil has skin lightening effects and helps to naturally correct age spots. It also helps to tone and tighten sagging and loose skin to help it look firmer and more elastic. Additionally, Rosemary Essential Oil stimulates biological activity and cell growth to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It stimulates blood flow which helps to improve the complexion while allowing nutrients to effectively reach the skin and remove waste products and toxins.
Rosemary Extract carries with it the same natually powerful antioxidant benefits as Rosemary Essential Oil. Rosemary Extract is a lighter version of Rosemary Essential Oil, the main difference between the two is the manufacturing process and the way each is used.
Rose Petals (Dried)
The steam from dried Rose petals acts as a superb emollient to moisturize skin, protecting the skin from moisture loss and preventing free radicals and toxins from entering the skin. Rose petals contain anti-inflammatory properties, help tighten pores and rejuvenate skin.
Safflower Oil prevents dryness and roughness. With high linoleic acid and omega-6, it stimulates the regeneration of new skin cells that help clear up scars and other blemishes from the surface of the skin, leaving skin looking younger and more attractive. Safflower Oil acts as a lubricant that prevents water from leaving the skin, thus it very effectively locks in moisture. The oil is capable of softening up dry areas and smoothing rough patches.
Sage, proven to have astringent properties will help to tighten the pores. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it ideal for calming acne and eczema flare ups. The herb is rich in calcium and vitamin A, which are needed for daily cell regeneration.
Shea Butter absorbs rapidly into the skin without leaving a greasy feel. It contains high elements of anti-oxidants and Vitamins A, E, and F which are the elements necessary to ward off many skin conditions. Furthermore, these vitamins also give Shea Butter its anti-inflammatory, healing, and therapeutic properties. Vitamins A and E stimulate and regenerate skin cells, providing skin rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits. Shea Butter penetrates deeply into the skin and works to restore skin elasticity and nourish dry, cracked, and sun damaged skin from the inside out. Shea Butter stimulates cell reproduction which makes it an excellent anti-aging ingredient. It can also prevent wrinkling and can act as a remedy for sunburned skin.
Naturally occurring in our own bodies Squalane, is among the most common lipids produced by human skin cells, making up approximately 10 percent of our sebum. On the skin's surface it acts as a barrier, both protecting the skin from moisture loss and providing a shield for the body from environmental toxins. Internally, the liver produces Squalane as a precursor to cholesterol.
The body's Squalane levels start declining when we're in our 20s. Applying Squalane will lubricate the skin's surface and can help achieve a softer texture and smoother appearance. The lightweight, odorless liquid can be effective in treating the symptoms of eczema and acne sufferers can reduce excess oil production by using it as a spot treatment to balance the complexion. Over time, using Squalane can reduce wrinkles, eliminate scars, reverse UV damage, lighten freckles, and erase skin pigmentation while fighting free radicals.
Sugar (Pure Cane)
Sugar is an amazing natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. It is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the "glue" that bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin. Glycolic acid is typically used to treat sun-damaged and aging skin. One of the best skincare benefits of sugar is that it helps maintain the perfect oil balance of your skin. The glycolic and alpha-hydroxy acid in sugar will help to keep the skin from becoming too dry or oily, giving a healthy and radiant glow
Sunflower Butter is very high in oleic (monounsaturated) acid and is usually defined as having a minimum 80 percent oleic acid. Sunflower Butter contains Vitamins A, C, D, and E, a high linoleic acid content, and few saturated fatty acids. This butter is easily absorbed and can be used on all skin types. Its high Vitamin E content makes it especially helpful for delicate and dry skin. It has a protective effect on the skin and is healing when applied to leg ulcers, bruises, and skin diseases.
Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower Seed Oil retains moisture, and therefore prevents skin from drying out. Dry skin is more likely to develop wrinkles and age than skin which is kept moisturized. Sunflower Seed Oil is high in Vitamins A, C, D, and E all of which have protective qualities for the skin. Studies have shown that Sunflower Seed Oil may help to protect the skin of infants born prematurely whose skin is more susceptible to skin infection and disease.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Sweet Orange Essential Oil has a number of beauty benefits. It increases the production of collagen, which is necessary for the health of the skin. It reduces puffiness and removes fine lines from the skin. Sweet Orange Essential Oil discourages the formation of wrinkles, hence delaying aging. It promotes blood flow toward the skin and brings a natural radiance to it.
Tamanu Oil is a product of the Tamanu tree (Calophyllum Tacamahaca), which is native to the island of Tahiti but can also be found in other tropical areas. Natives believed the Tamanu tree was a sacred gift of nature and that gods hid in its branches. It was their answer to skin protection from the hot sun, high humidity, and ocean winds. Tamanu Oil is one of the most effective agents in promoting the formation of new tissue, thereby accelerating wound healing and the growth of healthy skin, it is an extremely powerful skin regenerator. It also has antineuralgic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. This oil can amazingly infiltrate all three layers of skin (the epidermis, dermis, and hydrodermis) and this penetrative capacity explains its regenerative, restructuring, and hydrating effects.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Also known as melaleuca oil, Tea Tree Oil is derived from the boiled leaves of the Australian tea tree. It offers antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory effects to provide relief from itching, redness, and burning sensations.
Vanilla Flavor (Natural French Vanilla)
Made from 100% all-natural flavor constituents.
Vegetable Gum Extract
Our vegetable gum, Xanthan gum, is a sugar-based natural thickener used in many cleansers. It works to efficiently thicken the foam without compromising it and has been proven to moisturize the skin very well.
Vitamin E (non GMO Tocopherols)
Vitamin E is both a nutrient and antioxidant, and the oil in its purest form is extremely versatile. Known as tocopherol, it has a light brown/reddish hue. Studies show that Vitamin E has very specific benefits to the skin. It protects the skin from environmental pollution and against UV radiation. It is an excellent moisturizer and contains powerful anti-inflammatory action, this can prevent the signs of premature aging, as inflammatory conditions in the skin is a leading cause of skin aging. It also has excellent wound healing properties. In addition to all of these excellent qualities, Vitamin E enhances and helps with the penetration of other beneficial nutrients into the skin and is itself well absorbed.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
This essential oil has a balancing and stimulating effect on skin, it can help with overly dry and overly oily skin. Ylang-Ylang also balances the secretion of sebum.