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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

This miracle herb is used to treat more than just insect bites – it treats a myriad of skin conditions such as sun burn, acne, prosiarisis, ecze...

Alteromonas Macleodii

Alteromonas Macleodii

A rare ocean organism that is raring to correct inflammation caused by acne, rosacea, psoriasis and other skin conditions....

Apricot Kernel

Apricot Kernel

There is more than a kernel of truth in the soothing qualities of this essential oil. Rich in nutrients like vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E, this oil is...

Aqua

Aqua

Nothing beats demineralized water as a solvent in skin care

Avocado

Avocado

Avocado has been universally loved since the time of the Aztecs – both as a food and in skin care. This miracle fruit helps treat age spots, dry ski...

Bilberry

Bilberry

A tonic for your skin that helps prevent skin infections and helps your skin stay healthy.

Calendula

Calendula

A traditional antiseptic and antibacterial that is nature’s gift to soothe baby’s sensitive skin or calm sun-damaged skin....

Centipeda Cunninghamii Extract

Centipeda Cunninghamii Extract

An indigenous Australian plant that’s good for treating just about anything including itchy or dry skin. Also know as Old Man Weed....

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Spice up your skin care with this anti-bacterial astringent that soothes, stimulates and relaxes skin for that spa-at-home feeling...

Citric Acid

Citric Acid

Citric acid is a weak organic acid that is popular due to being a natural preservative and conservative....

Clove

Clove

Kiss stressed, acne-prone skin goodbye with this herb known for its antiseptic properties

Cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB)

Cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB)

Cocamidopropyl betaine is a surfactant that is a common ingredient in many liquid skin cleansers. Surfactants allow water to wash away the oil and dir...

Colloidal Silver

Colloidal Silver

A ninja germ-fighter that kills bacteria and helps heal skin abrasions and burns.

Cypress

Cypress

Frequently used in aromatherapy, this frequent component of aromatherapy skin care restores improves circulation and generally contributes to a feelin...

Ethylhexylglycerin

Ethylhexylglycerin

A safe preservative used instead of controversial parabens

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

The health benefits of eucalyptus oil are well-known and wide ranging, and its properties include anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deod...

Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose

This oil is every woman’s best friend. It helps fight aging, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and reduces inflammation and redness in the skin. ...

Geranium

Geranium

Oils extracted from this hardy plan improve our skin’s circulation and elasticity and helps fight premature skin aging....

German Chamomile

German Chamomile

This heavenly smelling herb has been used in herbal folklore as a gentle sleep aid and relaxer. If you have very dry skin, eczema or irritated skin, t...

Glycerin

Glycerin

An emollient that keeps skin hydrated, soft and supple to the touch.

Grape Seed Extract

Grape Seed Extract

Puts the anti in anti-oxidant with a powerful concentration of Vitamins C and E that correct damaged skin and combat aging....

Grape Stem Cells (Vitis Vinifera Fruit Cell Extract)

Grape Stem Cells (Vitis Vinifera Fruit Cell Extract)

Grape Stem Cells protect skin stem cells against the harmful effects of UV stress, responsible for 80% of skin aging. ...

Green Tea and Chrysanthemum

Green Tea and Chrysanthemum

The ancients’ remedy to cure headaches, stimulate skin circulation and protect against damage from exposure to sun or free radicals....

Hiba Arborvitae (Aomori Hiba)

Hiba Arborvitae (Aomori Hiba)

A powerful Japanese treatment to repair, heal and soothe skin.

Horsetail

Horsetail

This therapeutic astringent heals damaged skin and improves skin circulation -you won’t want to look this gift horse in the mouth!...

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid

Nature’s super moisturizer quenches thirsty skin and keeps it looking hydrated and fresh.

Hydrolyzed Soy and Rice Peptides and Oxidoreductase (patented)

Hydrolyzed Soy and Rice Peptides and Oxidoreductase (patented)

A miracle peptide that significantly reduces dark circles under the eyes to help you look bright-eyed and bushy tailed....

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil

Jojo-wha? The oil from this shrub helps keep your skin young and radiant, and is considered an excellent anti-aging agent....

Jojoba Seed Oil

Jojoba Seed Oil

A dual action hero that protects the skin and helps keep it soft and hydrated

L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

A naturally occurring componet known for it’s antioxidant properties that help figth premature signs of aging, help our skin with collagen productio...

Lavender

Lavender

This aromatic miracle worker heals skin, reduces inflammation and helps fight acne and other skin conditions....

Lecithin

Lecithin

A powerful moisturizer used to restore mature, dry, or overworked skin

Lemon

Lemon

A natural remedy for acne. Who knew lemons are good for a lot more than lemonade?

Lime

Lime

Make your friends go lime-green with envy with this natural aid to beautiful skin. Buh-bye acne, dry or oily skin!...

Mango

Mango

Color us mango with this Asian staple and source of concentrated amounts of vitamin A, B, C, calcium and potassium for a younger looking skin. ...

Mangosteen

Mangosteen

A team of 40 powerful anti-oxidants keep your skin looking young while antibacterial agents help drive acne and dry skin away!...

Neroli Floral Water

Neroli Floral Water

Extracted from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, Neroli Floral Water is considered a key ingredient for nourishing the epidermis with flavonoids ...

Noni

Noni

Polynesian shrub that seals in moisture and keeps your skin looking healthy, hydrated and youthful.

Nutmeg

Nutmeg

This age-old spice has had hundreds of years to perfect its anti-aging properties.

Octyl Methoxy Cinnamate (sun screen) and Micro-Sized Titanium Oxide (sun block)

Octyl Methoxy Cinnamate (sun screen) and Micro-Sized Titanium Oxide (sun block)

An important ingredient in sunscreens and skin care products to protect the skin from the UV rays and reduce the appearance of scars....

Orange

Orange

A source of Vitamin C that improves skin texture and color and fights aging.

Papain (from papaya)

Papain (from papaya)

Nature’s super moisturizer quenches thirsty skin and keeps it looking hydrated and fresh.

Patchouli

Patchouli

Patchouli kickstarts skin regeneration to minimize scarring and promote wound-healing. It puts the ‘p’ in perfect for acne-prone and problem skin....

Peppermint

Peppermint

Peppermint is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint that was first cultivated near London in 1750, but is easily grown in Italy, Japan, and the United ...

Petitgrain

Petitgrain

The benefits of this amazing oil are anything but small. Often used to cure acne and skin blemishes, the antibacterial properties of this oil neutrali...

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Nature’s super food that effectively slows the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. No wonder our ancestors worshipped this powerful anti-oxidant!...

Retinol (Vitamin A)

Retinol (Vitamin A)

A heavy hitter in the fight against aging, Vitamin A improves discoloration from the sun and intrins......

Rose Geranium

Rose Geranium

Tired after a long family weekend or a long day at work? This therapeutic oil acts as a mild, natural stimulant and helps treat a multitude of skin ca...

Rose Water

Rose Water

A gentle astringent that keeps all skin types moisturized and hydrated throughout the year.

Rosemary

Rosemary

Give it up for the herb that helped Aphrodite looks youthful with tight, firm and healthy skin through the ages. ...

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid

A multi-purpose Hydroxy Acid that is the answer to sun-damaged or premarutely aged and acne prone skin....

Sandalwood

Sandalwood

Step it up with this fragrant anti-microbial ingredient that helps clear blackheads and spots.

Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

A feel good therapeutic ingredient used for it’s anti-oxidant, anti-depressing properties.

Shea Butter

Shea Butter

Magically heal burns, dryness and other skin conditions with this ingredient dubbed “women’s gold”....

Sugar Cane

Sugar Cane

This sweet ingredient unclogs pores and exfoliates away dead cells for a cleaner, brighter look.

Sugar Maple Extract

Sugar Maple Extract

A natural alpha hydroxy acid that repairs cell damage caused by free radicals.

Tangerine

Tangerine

This fresh, citrusy stress buster helps minimize stretch marks and cellulite.

Tetrapeptide-7, Dipeptide-2 and Hesperidin Methylchalcon (patented)

Tetrapeptide-7, Dipeptide-2 and Hesperidin Methylchalcon (patented)

The anti-inflammatory properties of this peptide complex help repair skin and prevent puffiness around the eyes....

Thyme

Thyme

Fight time and bacteria with this antiviral astringent that keeps your skin in tip-top condition.

Titanium Dioxide

Titanium Dioxide

Protects the skin from ultraviolet light and comes to the rescue of infants and those with sensitive skin...

Turmeric

Turmeric

An ancient spice that provides non-chemical UV protection and delivers a natural, golden glow.

Wasabi

Wasabi

A potent concentration of potassium, calcium and vitamin C that bolsters your body’s anti-oxidant defenses....

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel

This bewitching ingredient soothes bruised, swollen or acne-ridden skin – unlike harsh drug store treatments...

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum

Simply put, it’s what allows us to smoothly pour out our moisturizer or sunscreen. One word – flow...

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang

This aphrodisiac also softens and balances the moisture content in skin.

Zinc

Zinc

Zinc is like a 24-hour, on-call skin mechanic that helps repair damaged tissues and heal wounds. It is specially effective for skin conditions like ec...

Zinc Oxide

Zinc Oxide

Widely used in skin care to protect against sunburn and other damage to the skin caused by ultraviolet...