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Ingredients I use

Cocoa Butter: A pale-yellow, pure vegetable fat extracted from the cacao bean, one of the most stable fats known, containing natural antioxidants. It is an emollient that melts at body temperature so is readily absorbed into the skin and it creates a barrier between skin and the environment which helps retain moisture. it is often recommended for treatment of eczema and dermatitis.

Aloe Vera: A wild cactus, the juice of which hastens skin healing and reduces inflammation as well as moisturizing and soothing the skin.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s): From natural fruit and sugar cane acids; AHA’s penetrate the skin and increase cell turnover by removing dry, dead cells, thereby revealing younger, fresher, looking skin. AHA’s help smooth the skin, eliminate spots and even out skin color.

Anti-oxidants: Anti-oxidants are derived from Vitamins A, C and E and plants such as green tea, pine back, oak and passion flower. They protect and extend the life of skin cells and are the key to warding off wrinkles and other telltale signs of age. They work by neutralizing free radicals, and destructive molecules, that researchers believe to be responsible for the agin process.

Apricot Kernel Oil: Oil extracted from the apricot kernel. Its emollient and moisturizing properties help to soften and smooth the skin.

Arnica Extract: Wolf’s Bane as it is sometimes known, is produced from the tiered flower head of an herb native to the Northern Hemisphere Used as a healing and soothing agent for skin disorders and bruises and to stimulate skin renewal.

Avocado Oil: The oil extracted from avocados. It is an emollient with moisturizing properties to help smooth, soften and nourish the skin with vitamins A, D, and E.

Citrus Extract: Has curative and disinfectant qualities and helps to prevent infection.

Emulsifier (vegetal): An agent that binds ingredients together to ensure a stable precut formulation.

Essential Oils: also called Volatile Oils are found in various plants. They arenthe most potent part of the plant. They usually constitute the savory and odorous principles of the plant in which they exist. These oils are all natural and extremely fragrant and concentrated.

Rosemary essential oil: extracted from the rosemary leaves. Fo the skin it is a powerful antiwrinkle and skin cleanser. Rosemary Oil’s antiseptic properties are beneficial to skin conditions such as eczema or acne. You can use 2-3 drops of this oil in your facial cream to make it more beneficial and potent. Rosemary oil is one of the best oils for hair, as it helps promote a healthy scalp and healthy-looking hair. Use it as a scalp massage (4-5 drops in 1/2 teaspoon of organic oils (almond, jojoba, coconut etc.).

Rosewood essential oil: Regenerates in depth.  A powerful tissue regenerator, it softens, embellishes and firms up the skin.

Lavender essential Oil: An essential oil extract from the aromatic lavender plant. Used to soften dry skin, known for its antiseptic and soothing properties.

Geranium essential oil: Anti inflammatory, antiseptic, beautifying and regenerating.

Orange Peel Extract: The water-soluble portion of the orange skin and is used as an antiseptic. It also helps to make the skin smooth, by naturally sloughing the skin of dead cells.

Lemon Extract (Fruit Acid): The water soluble portion of the lemon peel used as a source for Alpha hyaluronic Acid (A.H.A).

Pepermint essential oil: Stimulating, refreshing, clarifying and uplifting.

Chamomile essential oil: Pure extracts through steam distillation of the flowers, gives a blue oil (azulene) that is very anti inflammatory and helps regenerate and soothe the skin.

Pine Needle essential oil: Derived from the Evergreen tree, this fragrant extract stimulates circulation. Antiseptic and drawing properties help prevent and teat infections in skin wounds.

Rose essential oil: The essential oil extracted from the petals of various types of rose is extremely beautifying and soothing for the skin. The queen of flowers gives you a sense of self-love and surrounds you with beauty.

Free Radicals: A family of biological bullies that attack the core of the skin’s structure, causing everything rom aging to inflammation to ace and cellulite. Free radicals in the body cause cellular damage by stealing electrons from other body cells, weakening or killing them in the process. When this happens, cell membranes lose resiliency, skin sags, and wrinkles and age spots darken. Free radicals erode healthy cells, similar to the way oxygen rusts metal, slowly wearing down the body’s organs, wearing the immune system and breaking doesn’t tissues. Free radicals are triggered by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight, fluorescent lights and tanning beds, intense heat, tobacco smoke (direct and secondhand) car exhaust, stress, charbroiled foods, saturated fats, antibiotics and other medications, or too much alcohol.

Glycerin (vegetal): A natural emollient, used to prevent the loss of water through evaporation and absorb moisture from the air.

Grape Seed Extract: Studies show that grape seed contains antioxidants which precent cell death caused by free radicals. This extract also has proanthocyanidins which acerbate wound healing.

Humectant: An ingredient which has an attraction to water and can absorb water from the atmosphere. It preserves the moisture content of the skin.

Hyaluronic Acid: A major component of Mucopolysaccharides and a natural moisturizing factor found in human cells. This humectant has powerful water-binding abilities, it holds as much as 1000 times its own weight in water. It helps the skin to be moist, pliable, supple and younger looking.

Jojoba Oil: Softens and lubricates the skin. Great for hair and skin; it reproduces the natural sebum (oil) of the skin and the scalp.

Macademia Nut Oil: Contains the highest level of palmitoleic acid of any plant oil. This is found in human sebum among the young, with levels dropping dramatically in mature skin. Tones aged or dry skin, heals wounds and penetrates the skin very quickly. Macadamia’s fatty acids are helpful in maintaining the skin’s critical water barrier functions.

Mango Butter: Has natural emollient properties, high oxidative ability, wound healing and regenerative activity. Mango Butter has been traditionally used for its skin softening, soothing, moisturizing and protective properties and to resort flexibility and reduce degeneration of skin cells. It has a protective effect against UV radiation.

Non-Comedogenic: Contains no ingredients known to cause blemishes or clog pores, which can be associated with acne.

Potassium sorbate: Potassium salt of sorbic acid, a natural fatty acid extracted from the berries of the mountain ash tree. Potassium sorbate releases sorbic acid, its active ingredient, into the water. Odourless white powder or granules soluble in cold water. Used as a preservative. Effective at pH values between 2 and 6.5 for a long period of time.

Shea Butter: Natural fat extracted from fruit of the shea tree. Shea butter is known especially for its cosmetic properties as a moisturizer, skin softener and emollient. It is also known as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Tocopherol (Vitamin E): A mixture of Vitamin E and other plant derived antioxidants. Used to maintain freshness of creams and as a vitamin conditioner for the skin.

Witch Hazel Extract: Used in skincare products, for tis revitalizing capacity. It strengthens the skin’s natural ability to protect itself against damaging environmental influences and to reactivate tissue renewal by stimulating the cellular restoration.