Ingredient Glossary  

All products on Beautyologie are formulated with clean, toxic-free, cruelty-free and ethically sourced ingredients. Learn about what each and every ingredient does and where it comes from on this big planet of ours.
IngredientDescription
Almond OilAlmond oil is cold pressed from the almond, a tree nut native to Iran and widely cultivated in different parts of the world. Almond oil treats dry skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. The oil's fatty acid content may help dissolve excess oil on the skin, while the retinoids in the oil may reduce the appearance of acne and improve cell turnover. This essential oil may also moisturize the skin, improve acne, and help reverse sun damage.
AloeAloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. The name comes from two root words: "aloeh" is an Arabic word meaning bitter, and "vera" is Latin for "truth." An evergreen perennial, it originates from the Arabian Peninsula, but grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid climates around the world.
Ambrette Seed OilAmbrette Seed originated from India, and smells musky and woody with rich with floral undertones. Ambrette Seed Oil (Abelmoschus moschatus) is extracted from dried seeds of Abelmoschus moschatus which is also known as Hibiscus mochatus and it comes from the family of Malvaceae. Ambrette is an aromatic plant known for its unique aroma. It is extracted by the process of steem distillation. Ambrette Seed Oil is used in aromatherapy, Massage, natural perfumery and many useful external applications. Orally, ambrette is used for stomach and intestinal disorders such as constipation, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach (dyspepsia), stomachcramps, loss of appetite, and stomach cancer. It is also used for headaches, muscle spasms, hysteria, gonorrhea, and lung problems. Some people use it as a stimulant.
Anise OilAnise Oil (Pimpinella anisum) is a pure, natural essential oil and is used as a flavoring as well as in aromatherapy for its licorice aroma and flavor, and its digestive benefits. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the spice star anise that grows in a medium-sized evergreen tree. The tree is native to southern China and northern Vietnam where its fruit is used heavily in the regional cuisine. For skincare, anise oil has properties that fight off infections that can cause acne. Other than that it also deep cleanses the skin from the pores so that acne doesn't begin in the first place. The active ingredients this oil can heal, repair, and aid in the protective layer formed over any sort of Injury, Burn, Wound, Acne scars etc. This oil also contains antiseptic properties which can be used to to quickly disinfect and purify small abrasions to the skin.
Apricot OilApricot oil is pressed from the kernels of the Prunus Armeniaca native to Armenia. Apricot oil helps to improve skin tone, maintain softness and radiance of the skin. Apricot oil also lowers the appearance of face wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes. Apricot kernel oil is deeply nourishing and is rich in Vitamin A, E, and C. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E, this oil will provide protection and moisture for the scalp by decreasing inflammation and providing vitamins that are essential for a healthy scalp. This will then lead to better quality hair growing
Argan OilArgan oil has been a culinary staple in Morocco for centuries — not only because of its subtle, nutty flavor but also its wide array of potential health benefits. Nourishing, moisturising and anti-oxidising. Argan oil is rightly renowned for its incredible skin benefits, which include being packed with anti-ageing antioxidant vitamin E and essential fatty acids. A light easily absorbed and non-greasy oil, argan oil of Morocco also helps to control oil or sebum production, making this restorative conditioning oil suitable for use on skin and hair.
Arnica OilArnica is an herb that grows mainly in Siberia and central Europe, as well as temperate climates in North America. The flowers of the plant are used in medicine. Arnica oil has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and cicatrizant properties. It helps to boost circulation and speed up the healing process. The oil can improve blood circulation and is used for skin toning. Derived from the arnica flower of the sunflower family, arnica oil helps to reduce inflammatory pain when applied topically. Typically it's used for the pain and swelling associated with bruises, sprains, pulls, muscle aches, and even arthritis. The pure arnica plant is poisonous and you should never try to ingest it undiluted. When using arnica for skin benefits, it's better to use it topically and only on unbroken skin.
Arrowroot PowderArrowroot powder is a starchy substance that’s extracted from the root of a tropical plant known as Maranta arundinacea. Used to decrease the greasy effect, and to bring a velvety touch to dusting powders. Arrowroot powder is a natural alternative to talc, and is known to provide relief to skin irritations including rashes, acne, skin sores, and rashes. Sometimes arrowroot powder is known as arrowroot flour or arrowroot starch. It is a white, powdery starch that’s naturally gluten-free, grain-free, vegan and paleo-friendly. Because arrowroot is not a grain, many people (especially those with digestive issues or sensitivities) find that arrowroot powder is more easily digestible. Arrowroot contains a good amount of potassium, iron and B vitamins, which is great for metabolism, circulation and heart health.
Avocado OilAvocado oil is extracted from the pulp of avocados, the fruit of Persea americana native to Mexico and Central America and widely cultivated. For the skin, avocado oil contains vitamin A, D, and E, which helps moisturize and protect your skin from damaging UV rays and also increase collagen metabolism. Avocado oil instantly revitalizes chapped, dehydrated lips, plumping them with required nutrition. For hair, Avocado oil is extremely rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, making it one of few oils that can actually penetrate the hair shaft and moisturize your hair while also strengthening the hair and preventing breakage.
Bakuchiol OilBakuchiol is a vegan skincare ingredient found in the leaves and seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant, and originated from India. It is a potent antioxidant, visibly reduces skin discolourations from environmental exposure, and has a pronounced soothing effect on skin. Bakuchiol Oil is a natural, safer substitute for retinol. It is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial. It has the ability to reduce acne by fighting inflammation, hyperpigmentation and roughness.
BaobabThe scientific name for the baobab tree is Adansonia digitata. In Africa, people call it “the tree of life” and “pharmacy tree” because of its many uses, including for baobab oil. The baobab tree is native to Madagascar, mainland Africa and Australia. Trees have also been introduced to other regions such as Asia. In areas where the baobab tree grows, local people use every part of the tree. The fruit, leaves, seeds, and oil processed from the seeds are used in nutritional supplements, food, and skin care.
Bataua OilBataua Oil is derived from the fruit pulp of Ungurahui, which is native to the Amazon Rainforest. Bataua oil is packed with Vitamin E, fatty acids and antioxidants. This makes it best to have in hair and scalp care formulations as it moisturizes and calms the scalp, which then leaves the hair greatly hydrated.
BeeswaxBeeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus Apis. In manufacturing, yellow and white beeswax are used as thickeners, emulsifiers, and as stiffening agents in cosmetics. Beeswax can create a protective layer on the skin. It's also a humectant, which means that it attracts water, so it can keep the skin moisturized. Beeswax is also a natural exfoliator, ideal for sloughing away dead skin cells. By making beeswax into a lotion bar, it will work double-duty to keep your skin soft, radiant, and hydrated.
Bergamot OilBergamont Oil is originally from Italy, and is commonly used in aromatherapy to elevate mood and alleviate stress, bergamot oil is also said to have characteristics similar to grapefruit essential oil in that it is antiseptic, antispasmodic, and analgesic (pain-relieving), possibly offering some benefit for health issues like skin infections. Bergamot oil can also be used as a nasal decongestant when inhaled and an antibacterial agent when applied to the skin. Bergamot essential oil is a cold-pressed essential oil produced by cells inside the rind of a bergamot orange fruit. It is a common flavoring and top note in perfumes. The scent of bergamot essential oil is similar to a sweet light orange peel oil with a floral note.
Black SeedBlack seed is the common name for the seeds of the Nigella sativa plant, which grows in southern Europe, the Middle East, and southwest Asia. Historically, black seed has been used for headache, toothache, nasal congestion, asthma, arthritis, and intestinal worms. It has also been used for "pink eye" (conjunctivitis), pockets of infection (abscesses), and parasites. People have used the seed to make medicine for over 2000 years. It was even discovered in the tomb of King Tut. Black seed oil is high in antioxidants and may have several benefits for health. These include the treatment of asthma and various skin conditions, lowering blood sugar and cholesterol levels, aiding in weight loss, and protecting brain health.
Black Spruce OilBlack Spruce oil is a powerful wood essential oil is distilled from the needles and branches of the Picea Mariana tree. For aromatherapy, Black Spruce often helps maintain feelings of clear airways and easy breathing. It is an antiseptic, which can be a remedy for many lung and resipitory issues. For skincare, this oil soothes minor irritations, cleanses and stimulates the skin, and leaves the skin feeling fresh and invigorated.
Blue TansyBlue tansy comes from an annually wild-harvest plant cultivated in Morocco, and has a lovely aroma of sweet, fruity, and floral scents with soft earthy undertones. It is rich in vitamins A, K, and E, helping smooth your skin’s texture and support its natural elasticity. Blue Tansy has two anti-inflammatory properties: Sabiene and Camphor, which soothe irritated skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes. Sabinene is an anti-inflammatory agent while its other component, Camphor, relieves irritation and pain.
Brazil Nut OilBrazil Nut Oil is highly effective as a skin emollient, rich in antioxidants for renewal of skin and hair. Brazil nut oil has a luxurious profile, high in Oleic and Linoleic Acids (Omega 9 and 6) as well as Selenium and Vitamin E. It is useful for preventing and treating dry skin and promoting collagen production. Particularly beneficial for mature or dry skin.
BuritiScientifically known as Mauritia flexuosa, buriti is a palm tree that grows in more tropical and wet areas, such as rainforests in the amazon. Originating in South Africa, buriti is often produced and cold pressed into buriti oil, perfect for skincare and haircare.
CacaoTheobroma cacao, also called the cacao tree and the cocoa tree, is a small evergreen tree in the family Malvaceae, native to the deep tropical regions of Mesoamerica. While the seeds are typically used for making chocolate, cacao can be a great ingredient for skincare. When applied externally, cacao is calming and restorative, resulting in relisiant and radiant skin. Cacao is also well-known for contains antioxidants that can protect the skin, help fade spots, and boosting collagen levels. Additionally, cacao contains omega-6 fatty acids, which makes your complexion look and feel plump, dewy, and hydrated.
CalendulaCalendula is a plant known as pot marigold native to Asia and southern Europe and has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine. Calendula can be used to relieve many types of skin conditions that may cause dry, itchy, or irritated areas. This plant soothes symptoms of eczema, dermatitis, and dandruff. By promoting the production of collagen, an essential protein for glowing skin, Calendula aids in sustaining calm and hydrated skin.
Calendula OilCalendula oil origiantes from Egypt, and has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Calendula oil is a natural oil extracted from marigold flowers (Calendula officinalis). Due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory activity, it helps heal the skin from minor burns and injuries by regenerating new skin cells. Calendula oil is ideal when dealing with skin infections, scrapes, cuts, chapped skin, and wounds. The oil promotes healing, reduces inflammation and hydrates the skin locking in moisture to reduce dry skin.
CamelliaCamellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae found in Eastern and Southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. Camellia is full of rich antioxidants, vitamins, phytosqualane, and Omega-6 fatty acids. This can provide skin-enhancing benefits such as antioxidant protection and moisturizing properties. Thanks to its intensely hydrating properties, Camellia Oil is great to use if you have dry or dehydrated skin and hair.
Camu camuCamu is a superfruit rich in vitamin C, which makes the fruit an excellent remedy for many health conditions, as vitamin C supports immunity, wound healing and regenerates antioxidants in the body. Camu Camu grows in swampy or flooded areas of the Amazon rain forests in regions of South America like Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia. Camu contains bioactive and other beneficial compounds that can be transfromative for the skin. These benefits include preventing and trearting sun damage, improving visible skin aging, reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, supporting healthy aging, and containing anti-inflammatory properties.
Cardamom Cardamom is a popular spice made from the seeds of several plants in the genera Elettaria and Amomum in the family Zingiberaceae. Both genera are native to the Indian subcontinent and Indonesia. Cardamom has antibacterial properties that helps in healing breakouts and also acts as a skin purifier by clearing out blemishes. This may result in a clearer and evened out complexion.
Carnauba WaxCarnauba Wax originated from Brazil, and is hypoallergenic, very emollient and has a high melting point — perfect for thickening skin care products. When used in cosmetics, Carnauba Wax gives the product a smooth application and glossy finish. It also helps to keep the product in pliable, yet solid, form.
Carrot Seed OilCarrot Seed Oil derives from Eurpoe, and is useful in skin blends for eczema, psoriasis, skin ulcers, skin infections, for healthy skin to restore tone and to moisturise. Highly recommended for mature skin. It improves the complexion of the skin due to its strengthening effect on red blood cells while toning the skin and increasing elasticity and firmness. Combining skin-mending vitamin A, collagen-boosting vitamin C and moisturising vitamin E it is great for improving its tone, elasticity, and overall appearance.
Castor OilCastor oil is a vegetable oil pressed from castor beans concentrated primarily in a small geographic region of Gujarat in Western India. Castor Oil is known for centuries as a natural conditioner for the hair and skin. It has been used all over the world as a remedy to help hair, eyelash, and brows grow longer and thicker and protect and hydrate dry skin and inflammation. Applying castor oil to wounds creates a moist environment that promotes healing and prevents sores from drying out. Castor oil also contains several properties that can reduce acne and skin irritation.
ChamomileChamomile comes from daisy-like plants of the Asteraceae family. Two of the species, Matricaria recutita and Anthemis nobilis, are commonly used to make herbal infusions for traditional medicine. Chamomile acts as a soothing, hypo-allergenic and anti-inflammatory agent, which helps reduce skin irritation. Using chamomile on the skin brings along powerful antioxidants which help the skin to regenerate, tighten pores and slow down aging effects in the skin. Chamomile also naturally lightens the skin by fading the appearance of blemishes, redness, and dark spots on skin.
Cinnamon oilCinnamon oil is derived from the bark or leaves serveral trees most commonly the Cinnamomum cassia tree. This essential oil is native to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China and Myanmar. Cinnamon oil has a variety of health and beauty benefits. It can be used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. It can also be used in aromatherapy as a relaxant. Cinnamon oil is very strong and must be used sparingly.
Clary Sage OilWith its stimulating properties that trigger circulation, Clary Sage Essential Oil derived from France, and is ideal to detox and drain your skin for a rejuvenated complexion. A build-up of toxins in the body can manifest in breakouts, puffiness or even pigmentation. Using Clary Sage Oil to stimulate the lymphatic processes will help to flush out these harmful elements. It is also known to reduce skin inflammation, heal the epidermis and soothe skin while having the ability to balance hormones helping to ensure that just the right amount of oil is produced in the epidermis to keep your complexion optimally nourished.
Clove OilClove oil derives from the cloves, aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia. The oil is extracted from cloves by steam distillation. Clove oil has cleansing, antibacterial effects, which result in leaving the skin clean and moisturized. In beauty products, it is used as an anti-aging ingredient, which helps in reducing the sagginess of the skin and prevents the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, it removes the dead skin cells and helps in blood circulation, which indirectly or directly ensures a youthful and radiant looking skin.
CoconutCoconut is the fruit that comes from the coconut palm tree native to Southeast Asia. This fruit is so versatile that it can be used as milk, water, oil, or simply as a snack. For skincare, coconut oil hydrates, protects, and calms the skin. It is also excellent for minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. While combatting dryness, coconut oil also promotes blood circluation as the fruit contains anti-inflammatory properties. Not only is coconut great for the skin, but it is nourishing and replenshing for dull and damaged hair. Coconut oil restores hair while also taming unwanted frizz, leaving clean, hydrating, healthy looking hair.
Copaiba BalsamCopaiba Balsam is collected from the trunk of trees that belong to the Copaifera tree, native to South and Central America. Copaiba Balsam is recognized as a powerful anti-inflammatory and is used to treat a variety of skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, acne and wrinkles. A truly special product from the Amazon based on the traditional knowledge of its people. Copaiba oil helps to relieve dry skin conditions, revive mature skin and aid in wound healing. This essential oil oil is alson known to have anti-septic, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties which can aid in healing the skin and even treating chronic skin diesease.
CopalCopal is a tree resin, particularly the aromatic resins from the copal tree Protium copal. This tree resin was used by the cultures of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica as ceremonially burned incense and for other purposes. Copal has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help treat allergies and rashes. Copal not only promotes healthy skin, but can also be used for soothing pains such as cramp, gout, arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, and more.
Cypress OilCypress oil is an essential oil made from the twigs, stems, and leaves of the cypress tree. Most cypress essential oil is made from Cupressus sempervirens, also known as Mediterranean cypress. Cypress oil has many health benefits, as it has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. Benefits for the skin include preventing skin infections and scars, helping treat vericose veins, reducing and treating acne, and drawing out toxins and impurities in the skin, resulting in shrinking pores.
Eucalyptus OilEucalyptus oil is distilled oil from the leaf of Eucalyptus, a genus of the plant family Myrtaceae native to Australia and widely cultivated. Traditionally, this oil may be applied to the skin as a remedy for health problems such as arthritis and skin ulcers. For aromatherapy, Eucalyptus stimulates physical and emotional well-being and sharpens our senses. It purifies the air and is the natural support for deep breathing. For skincare, it is used in respiratory balms and as a natural anti-bacterial and anti-acne agent in cleansers and face serums. Eucalyptus improves circulation and reduces redness and inflammation. Additionally, it's natural cooling sensation is ideal for soothing sunburns and protecting the skin from infections.
Flaxseed OilFlaxseed oil, also known as linseed oil, is a colourless to yellowish oil obtained by cold-pressing ripened and dried flax seeds. The essential fatty acids in flaxseed oil work inside out to keep the skin moisturised and hydrated. Due to the improved levels of moisture in the skin, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and other ageing signs. This multitasking oil is lightweight and can be applied to skin to sooth irritations or soften roughness.
Geranium OilGeranium oil comes from Pelargonium Graveolens, a plant species native to South Africa. Traditionally, this essential oil was used to treat a variety of health conditions. Currently geranium oil can be used in topical applications to benefit the skin by tightening the skin, which can reduce signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging. Geranium oil also has antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties, which can reduce acne breakouts, skin irritation, and skin infections.
Grapeseed OilGrapeseed oil derives from the seeds of Vitis vinifera (grape seeds), native to parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. Grapeseed oil provides a dose of Vitamin E and moisturizing fatty acids for advanced renewal. Other benefits for the skin includes healing acne, tightening pores, reducing UV ray damage, and overall bettering the skin. For haircare, the Linolenic acid from this oil stimulates hair growth. Grapeseed oil may also improve the condition of the hair and scalp, by loosening dead skin and restoring moisture.
Henna"Henna is a dye prepared from the plant Lawsonia inermis, also known as the henna tree, the mignonette tree, and the Egyptian privet, the sole species of the genus Lawsonia. Henna can also refer to the temporary body art resulting from the staining of the skin from the dyes. After henna stains reach their peak color, they hold for a few days, then gradually wear off by way of exfoliation, typically within one to three weeks.
Henna has been used since antiquity in ancient Egypt and the Kingdom of Kush to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk, wool and leather. Historically, henna was used in the Indian subcontinent, Arabian Peninsula, Near and Middle East, Carthage, other parts of North Africa, West Africa and the Horn of Africa."
HibiscusOriginating in Asia and the Pacific islands, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia, yet is often associated with Hawaii. This vibrant flowering plant has so many amazing benefits that your skin can take advantage of. Hibiscus has a reputation for being the "anti-aging" plant as it can increase skin elasticity, giving a stunning natural youth-boost. Since it is rich in antioxidants, hibiscus contains so many benefits for the skin including: evening skin tone, purifying complexion, moisturizing the skin, and smoothening out fine-lines and wrinkles.
HoneyHoney is a sweet, viscous food substance made by honey bees from the sugary secretions of plants. Honey is one of nature's most cherished skin remedies. Honey has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that may benefit oily and acne-prone skin. Honey is also a natural humectant, so it helps keep the skin moist but not oily, since it will draw moisture from the skin without replacing it. It also has natural antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, which make it good for treating various skin conditions.
JasmineJasmine is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family, native to warm and tropical regions like Eurasia and Oceania. Jasmine oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial in treating skin infections and can be useful in general skin care and treatment of psoriasis. Jasmine also acts as an effective antibacterial, soothing dry skin, eczema and increasing cell turnover to lighten the appearance of scars and skin imbalances.
JojobaJojoba oil is the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis plant, a shrub, which is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. The oil makes up approximately 50% of the jojoba seed by weight.
Juniper OilJuniper oil is extracted from the juniper berry, a seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which gives it a berry-like appearance. Juniper oil provides several benefits for the skin. This essential oil is high in nutrients and powerful plant compounds, has antibacterial and antifungal activity, ans contains anti-inflammatory properties. Applying juniper oil to the skin is great for treating wounds, pain in joints and muscles.
Kalahari Melon OilKalahari Melon oil derives from the seeds of the wild watermelon native to the plains of Southern Africa, and currently growing mostly in Namibia and Botswana. This African oil is nourishing and hydrating, which is concentrated for skin cell recovery and moisture balance. Kalahari melon seed oil is a great choice for a natural facial cleanse. The oil is super-rich in linolenic acid; which makes up between 50% and 70% of its entire content. Used on the face, it gets to work unclogging pores and removing excess sebum from the surface of your skin. Since it is full of rich antioxidants and vitamins, this oil can reduce the appearances of wrinkles and fine lines while also making the skin look firm and supple. Kalahari melon oil creates a very dry oil that absorbs quickly into your skin without leaving behind a greasy or sticky residue. The lightweight and fast-absorbing texture benefits all skin types, including those with oily skin.
KigeliaKigelia is a genus of a flowering plant that belongs to the family of Bignoniaceae. Originating throughout tropical Africa, Kigelia only consists one species, Kigelia africana. This plant seeks to clarify skin, reducing and preventing blemishes, congestion and excess oil production. It also firms and tightens skin, making it a wonder to combat premature aging, like fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.
Kumkumadi OilKumkumadi tailam or Kumkumadi oil is an ayurvedic concoction of herbs that acts as a magical remedy for uplifting skin health and treating various skin issues. This oil is known for its antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and disinfectant properties. Kumkumadi oil lightens the skin tone, improves skin texture, repairs hyperpigmentation, reduces dark circles, and treat the appearance of blemishes and scars.
LavenderLavender is a genus part of the flowering plants in the mint family native around the Mediterranean Sea. Lavender oil is made from steeping the dried flower until the natural oil is drawn out. Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory as well as antiseptic properties, which can help heal damaged skin and bug bites. Lavender essential oil gently moisturizes the skin while also killing acne-prone bacteria on the skin. Not only is it great for skincare, the smell of lavender oil helps with anxiety, stress, and restlessness.
Lemon OilLemon (Citrus Limonum) is well-known fruit tree originating in Asia and now growing around the world. Lemon essential oil is steam distilled from the peel of a vibrant sweet lemon varieties. Steam-distilled lemon is far less photo-toxic than standard lemon essential oil which is cold-pressed. Lemon Oil is known to provide many benefits such as rejuvenating complexion, reducing the appearance of cellulite, and as a tightening and toning astringent that reduces the amount of oil production in skin and hair.
Mallow Flower ExtractScientifically known as the malva sylvestris, the mallow flower is a flowering herb that grows abundantly around the world, including in North America, Africa, and Europe, although it's native to Europe and North Africa. Mallow excretes a gel-like substance that has a soothing effect on skin, and creates a barrier that can help skin hold onto moisture, as well as prevent elasticity loss, which makes it an ideal ingredient for anti-aging effects. This extract contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, which helps treat skin irritation and acne. This oil is also friendly for skin that has eczema, psoriasis, and wounds.
Marine PhytoplanktonPacked with essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, proteins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids – the building blocks of healthy skin cells. The high zinc content of this seafaring superfood gives phytoplankton important antibacterial properties, which further help to banish blemishes while supporting skin’s natural regeneration. Phytoplankton Enzymes brighten the skin and help remove dark circles and impurities.
MarulaMarula is a plant native to parts of South Africa and is often used in as ingredients in food and traditional medicine throughout Africa. Marula oil infuses essential fatty acids and antioxidants that lock in natural hydration for a plump, glowing appearance. Since Marula absorbs quickly into the skin, it makes it an effective moisturizer for dry or aging skin, which is ideal for softening fine lines, preventing stretch marks, and maintaining well-nourished skin.
Mayan Black SaltBlack salt gives soap bars four very distinct characteristics: a foamy lather with very small bubbles, a very hard bar, soap that doesn't dry out your skin, and a gentle exfoliant. As it is a gentle exfoliant, the salt works to soften skin, deeply cleanse pores, balance oil production, and thwart bacteria that can cause breakouts. Black salt has added minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium and aphthitalite – which do not occur in white salt. Since black salt has minerals like calcium, iron and magnesium, it cleanses deep and thoroughly while balancing oil production and killing bacteria that causes breakouts.
MoringaMoringa oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree of the family Moringaceae, native to the Indian subcontinent. Common names include moringa, drumstick tree, horseradish tree, and ben oil tree or benzolive tree. Moringa has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties and health benefits. It also has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
MyrrhMyrrh is a gum-resin extracted from a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora. Myrrh resin has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense and medicine. Myrrh prevents premature aging and strengthens the protective barrier of the skin. This ingredient also has natural anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, which can effectively clean, moisturize, and tighten skin. As a result, this reduces and prevents further chapping, cracking, and sagging of the skin.
NeemAlso known as azadirachta indica, nimtree or Indian lilac, neem is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae that is native to the Indian subcontinent and most countries in Africa. It's useful in controlling oil production in the skin. Neem has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that may soothe irritated skin. The antibacterial properties of neem fight acne-causing bacteria, which helps in the treatment and prevention of acne.
Neroli OilExtracted from the delicate orange blossom in two formats, as the more intense exquisite precious essential oil, and in the gentler more diluted and toning flower water. Imbued with soothing, anti-inflammatory properties, neroli is also naturally antibacterial, giving it blemish-fighting properties while helping to lock in precious moisture, leaving skin feeling softened, energised and beautifully replenished. The blossoms are gathered, usually by hand, in late April to early May. The oil is extracted by steam distillation. Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt are the leading producers of Neroli.
OatmealThe first known use of oat in skin care dates back to as early as 2000 BC in Egypt. Around this time, and in the subsequent period of ancient history that followed, people used oats to great effect as a treatment for skin irritation, eczema and other conditions. Oatmeal can soak up the excess oil on your skin and help treat acne. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help to treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. Oats also contain compounds called saponins, which are natural cleansers. They remove the dirt and oil that clog the pores and exfoliate the skin.Vitamin E in oats also helps to correct skin discoloration, makes skin dewy and glowing. Oatmeal can absorb excess oil from the skin. Another benefit is that oatmeal works for all skin types
Olive OilOlive oil is extracted from the fleshy part of the ripened fruit of the olive tree, Olea europaea. This fruit originates in Asia Minor (majority of modern day Turkey) approximately 6,000 years ago. Historically, olive oil was used for many purposes including religious rituals, medicines, fuel in oil lamps, soap-making, and skin care application. Olive oil is rich in vitamins A & E, antioxidants, and helps repair and renew aging and damaged skin. Other benefits are removing makeup and/or sunscreen traces, protecting and hydrating for sensitive skin, revitalizing and strengthening skin's tonicity, and combating aging.
Orange OilOrange oil is an essential oil that produced by cells from the orange rind. This cold-pressed oil can be used a variety of ways. Not only is it known to have antioxidant activity, but it also has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties which is great for skin. Orange oil can also treat insomnia, depression, and anxiety.
Oregano OilOregano oil is oil steam distilled from the oregano plant. Oregano is native to the hills of the Mediterranean countries and western Asia and has naturalized in parts of Mexico and the United States. Oregano oil may help treat fungal and bacterial infections. It can also be applied to the skin for the treatment of acne, athlete's foot, canker sores, psoriasis, rosacea, varicose veins, and warts. Because of its antibacterial properties, it may also help protect smaller cuts and scrapes on the skin as they heal.
Organic Oud (Agarwood) Originated from Thailand. The most precious of all the perfumer’s essences, and believed to be the world’s first pure incense, oud has a rich, deep, sweet-woody aroma that evolves throughout the day, with aromatherapy properties that help to ease stress and calm the senses. It is excellent for use on the skin, particularly with a beard, as oud helps to calm, soothe and remove bacteria from the skin, in turn helping to fight blemishes and keep both beard and skin conditioned and healthy. Agarwood is highly revered in Hinduism, Chinese Folk Religion and Islam. Agarwood and its essential oil gained great cultural and religious significance in ancient civilizations around the world, being described as a fragrant product as early as 1400 BCE in one of the world's oldest written texts – the Sanskrit Vedas from India.
Palmarosa OilPalmarosa oil comes from Cymbopogon martinii, a species of grass native to India and Indochina, but widely cultivated. Palmarosa Essential Oil balances the sebum production in the skin to help maintain oil levels. It has antibacterial properties, which aids in treating oily, acne-prone skin. Other benefits for the skin includes making the skin appear rejuvenated, radiant, supple and stronger.
Palo Santo OilAlso known as Bursera Graveolens, Palo Santo is a wild tree native from the Yucatán Peninsula to Peru and Venezuela in drier tropical forests. Traditionally, it is used as a remedy for pain, inflammation, and stress. However, applying this ancient essential oil can leave your hair smelling very clean with light lingering scents of woodsy, earthy notes and also repairing the scalp and hair.
Passion Fruit Seed OilPassion Fruit Seed Oil, also known as Maracuja Oil, is a healthy, natural face moisturizing oil for everyday use and all skin types to keep skin healthy and smooth. It is a natural Vitamin C face serum high in antioxidants and Omega 6, which act to brighten and even out skin complexion. Maracujá is the Portuguese name for the superfruit more commonly known as passion fruit. The name maracujá comes from a word in Paraguayan Guaraní that means “nursery for flies” - probably because the juicy pulp of the fruit contains around 250 black seeds. A culturally important fruit throughout South America, it is now grown in many parts of the world, including Hawaii, East Africa and Southeast Asia.
PatchouliPatchouli is an aromatic flowering plant of the mint family native to tropical parts of Asia. Patchouli oil contains a variety of skin benefits and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and skin imperfections. Patchouli essential oil can also promote a smooth and glowing complexion. This essential oil also aids in treating skin conditions such as dermatitis, acne, or dry, cracked skin.
Peppermint OilPeppermint oil is an essential oil taken from the flowering parts and leaves of the peppermint plant. Peppermint is native to Europe and the Middle East, but now widely spread and cultivated in many regions of the world. Peppermint Oil has a high concentration of menthol and menthone, which helps provide temporary relief of minor arthritis pain, backache, muscles or joint pain, or painful bruises. Peppermint oil is also very aromatic, which can ease headache symptoms and stress.
Peruvian MyrtlePeruvian Myrtle is a medicinal and aromatic shrub native to the Andean region. Peruvian Myrtle (Luma Chequen) is traditionally used as an antioxidant and skin cleansing agent and only distilled by EOP. For aromatherapy, this oil calms and balances emotions, which supports a feeling of general well-being. For skincare, it is useful in helping keep skin clear of acne and dandruff.
Plantain ExtractPlantain extract is sourced from the leaves of Plantago major, a plant that is native to most of Europe and Northern and Central Asia. Plantain has long been considered by herbalists to be a useful remedy for cough , wounds , inflamed skin or dermatitis, and insect bites. Not only is Plantain Extract a skin-soothing agent, it also has has germicidal and antibacterial properties. This helps to combat acne and it promote skin regeneration, which reduces the chance of scarring. Additionally, plantain extract can help treat sunburns.
Pomegranate Seed OilOil that is cold-pressed from the seeds of pomegranate fruit. Contains flavonoids and punicic acid, and is remarkable for the skin and has numerous nutritional benefits. Benefits for the skin includes reviving dry skin, boosting collagen levels, reducing appearances of wrinkles and scars, and keeping skin clear and blemish-free.
Prickly Pear Seed OilOil derived from the Prickly Pear Cactus in Morocco's Sahara Desert. Packed with nutrients beneficial for skin like Vitamin E, Antioxidants, and Omega 6 fatty acids. It can be used as a Facial Moisturizer, Body and Bath Oil, Moisturizing Scrub (when mixed with salt or sugar), Heel Softener, a Hydrating Toner (after cleansing) and as a Cuticle Treatment to soften and heal ragged cuticles.
RooibosRooibos is a bush plant that grows in South Africa but has gained popularity internationally. Although it is traditionally consumed as a tea, it is a great ingredient to have in skincare. Rooibos is rich in Antioxidants, Vitamin C, Copper, and Zinc. The antioxidants in rooibos helps fight free radicals in the skin and repairs damage brought on by the elements. It also helps soothe irritations caused by sunburn, eczema, or dryness of the skin. Rooibos' anti-aging properties also soothe and even out skin tone.
Rosehip OilThe rose hip or rosehip, also called rose haw and rose hep, is the accessory fruit of the rose plant. From the Australian outback to Northern Canada, species of wild rose can be found worldwide in a wide variety of natural habitats. Rosehip oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which are integral for tissue and cell regeneration in the skin. Rosehip oil contains a wealth of essential fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acid.The many fatty acids in rosehip oil make it an excellent option for hydrating dry, itchy skin. The skin also easily absorbs the oil, allowing its antioxidants to travel deep into the skin's layers.
Rose OttoOne of the world’s most precious essential oils, it takes dozens of rosebuds to make just a few drops of this incredible oil. This beautifully scented oil has soothing, healing and rejuvenating properties, and helps to support skin’s vitality while calming both skin and emotions. The essence has a very strong odor, but is pleasant when diluted and used for perfume. Attar of roses was once made in India, Persia, Syria, and the Ottoman Empire. The Rose Valley in Bulgaria, near the town of Kazanlak, is among the major producers of attar of roses in the world.
Rose QuartzRose quartz is a beautiful blush pink gemstone that typically comes from Brazil, but is also sourced in other countries like India, Madagascar, and Sri Lanka. Incorporating Rose Quartz into your regular skin care routine can smooth wrinkles and improve the skin's elasticity, giving your complexion a luminous glow while allowing a deeper penetration of the serums or creams used in conjunction with the stone. Not only do rose quartz face rollers help eliminate toxins under the eyes, but they also help eliminate toxins all over your face, jawline, and neck to even out skin tone and more.
Rosemary OilRosemary oil is extracted from the fragrant herb, by different processes including steam distillation, water distillation and controlled decompression. Native to the dry, rocky areas of the Mediterranean, rosemary contains elements that are anti-inflammatory, which can help reduce swelling and puffiness of the skin. Rosemary oil is antibacterial and antiseptic, so it may help heal burns, control acne, and help aid skin conditions like eczema. Rosemary also stimulates circulation for healthier skin, leaving the skin looking shiny and radiant.
Rosewood OilRosewood oil derives from the wood of the Aniba Rosaeodora, a tree that grows in the tropical rainforests in South America. The oil is extracted by a several different processes including steam distillation, water distillation and controlled decompression. Since rosewood contains properties that may regenerate the tissue, applying the oil will soften, enhance, and make the skin firm. This oil also contains healing properties, which can remove stretch marks, wrinkles, eczema, acne and other skin conditions.
Sacha Inchi OilSacha Inchi is a perennial plant native to certain parts of South America and the Caribbean. The oil is produced by cold-pressing Sacha Inchi seeds and then filtering the oil. Sacha Inchi oil contains 92% Omega 3,6 and 9, which can be very beneficial for skin. Sacha Inchi shields damaging effects of sun exposure, helps skin regulate sebum production, maintains elasticity, soothes and prevents inflammation, and hydrates the skin without clogging the pores.
Saffron extractSaffron is harvested from the perennial “saffron crocus”, aka Crocus sativus. It’s made from the stigmas and styles of purple flowers, often seen as harbingers of spring. First cultivated in Greece, it’s also found in India, Morocco, Iran, and even the United States. This spice contains antioxidant plant compounds that block harmful free radicals which cause premature aging. Saffron is anti-inflammatory, which helps fight and prevent acne, brightens skin, reduces hyperpigmentation and protects against UV radiation.
Sandalwood OilSandalwood oil is an essential oil that is distilled from sandalwood, a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. This fine-grained wood retains it's fragrance for decades, unlike most aromatic woods, which makes it super beneficial for aromatherapy and topical application for skin. Traditionally, sandalwood oil was used for medicinal purposes in treating both physical and mental disorders. For skincare, sandalwood oil helps nourish skin, improve skin elasticity, and balance skin tones. Additionally, it can be beneficial in reducing the appearance of scars.
Sea BuckthornSometimes referred to as the holy fruit of the Himalayas, the oil pressed from the kernels of the sea buckthorn plant has a long history of use in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines. Packed with minerals and antioxidants, and one of the only botanicals to provide all four omega fatty acids 3, 6, 7 and 9. The essential oils of the Sea buckthorn are extracted from both the nut and fruit. We choose to use the more skincare beneficial oil extracted from the fruit.
Sea Buckthorn Berry OilSea buckthorn berry oil is extracted from the berries, leaves and seeds of the sea buckthorn plant (Hippophae rhamnoides), which is a small shrub that grows at high altitudes in the northwest Himalayan region. This precious natural moisturizer will quickly absorb into your skin, hair, and scalp, leaving no oily residue. It also promotes skin hydration, elasticity, cell regeneration, and even helps treat and prevent acne. Its anti-inflammatory properties may also help reduce swelling and redness associated with many skin conditions. For hair care, it's high levels of essential fatty acids and vitamin A can help support scalp health.
Shea butterShea butter is the fat extracted from the nut of a shea tree in Africa. It is widely known to be used in cosmetics, often found in moisturizers, lotions, and ointment. Contains vitamin A, E, and F, which boosts growth in healthy skin cells. Additionally, the fatty acids and triglycerides conditions and nourishes the skin, leaving soft buttery looking skin.
SoybeanSoybean oil is oil produced from the seeds of the soybean plant. Soybean oil is rich in vitamin E, a nutrient that can help promote skin health. Applying it topically may protect against inflammation and help the skin retain moisture. Safe and non-toxic by EWG, soybean oil can be beneficial in your skincare and haircare routine if you are looking for ingredients that are hydrating and rich in antioxidants.
Sunflower OilSunflower oil is the non-volatile oil pressed from the seeds of sunflower. Sunflower oil is rich in beta-Carotene, vitamin E, and antioxidants that help prevent premature signs of aging. Sunflower oil is also a non-comedogenic carrier oil which is highly absorbent, and won't clog pores. Benefits of applying sunflower oil includes fighting acne, moisturizing the skin, and soothing/healing skin.
Tea Tree OilTea tree oil is distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant, found in Australia. This essential oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties. Since tea tree oil is anti-inflammatory, it can help soothe and heal irritated skin, as well as reduce swelling and redness. This oil also contains benefits for hair by helping prevent buildup of chemicals and dead skin. Another benefit includes keeping your hair healthy and moisturized, which can help it grow at its normal rate and prevent it from falling out.
TurmericTurmeric is a flowering plant called curcuma longa of the ginger family. Most commonly it is used as a spice, but it also has fantastic benefits for skincare. Turmeric contains potent anti-carcinogenic compounds, and contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components. As a result, these characteristics may cause the skin to look radiance. Turmeric may also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow. Other positive effects from turmeric include brightening dark spots, reducing the appearance of acne scars, and removes excess oil from the skin.
Ungurahui OilUngurahui Oil is extremely rich in Vitamin E and Omega 9 Oleic acid. It is particularly useful as a weekly treatment for healthy, shiny hair. It is also a great skin conditioner, particularly as a natural anti-aging face serum. Light, essentially odorless and absorbs easily into skin and hair. Ungurahui Oil is extracted from the fruit pulp of Oenocarpus bataua using the traditional method in which the fruits are first soaked in hot water to segregate the pulp from the seeds. Resembling a lot like its Amazonian cousin Acai Berries, Patawa (Bataua) fruits are deep-purple colored berries wild harvested from the very tall Ungurahui palms naturally abundant in the tropical rainforests of Amazon region.
Wild Buriti OilAlso known as Mauritia flexuosa wild buriti is a fruit from a palm tree that grows in and near the swamps and other wet areas of South America. The oil is extracted from the fruit of its tree by being cold pressed so that it retains valuable nutrients. Buriti oil has a very unique profile and intense orange colour. It is the world’s richest natural source of beta-carotene (Vitamin A/Retinol), exceeding carrot seed oil. Buriti oil rebuilds and hydrates skin cells and protects natural collagen and elastin while restoring moisture to sun-damaged skin. It has a rich amber color such that can be used as a natural bronzer and studies have shown effectiveness as a natural sunblock.
YarrowYarrow is an herb from a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe and North America. Yarrow may reduce signs of aging, decrease inflammation, and increase skin moisture. Yarrow is particularly beneficial in reducing inflammation; it's effective in speeding healing, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, improving skin softness, and keeping the skin free from bacteria that can lead to breakouts.
Ylang YlangNative to the tropics across the Indian and the Pacific oceans, Ylang Ylang is known as the flower of flowers and the Tagalog word “ilang” for wilderness in the which the tree is found. Ylang Ylang is prized for aphrodisiacal and sophisticated properties by the fine perfume industry, particularly in France. Inclusion in perfume and skin care products creates an elegant, confidant and exotic profile. It is also used in fine skin care products as it contains beneficial properties including balancing oil production and maintaining hydration. Ylang Ylang essential oil adds an exotic floral scent to any skincare product, while neutralizing free radicals and balancing sebum production. As a result, it's hydrating properties will moisturize and replenish the skin while also keeping it healthy.

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