Discover the naturally-derived ingredients and non-toxic-to-skin alternatives infused into our formulas.
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Formulated with scientific expertise, this peptide helps relax and soften the look of wrinkles
Commonly known in Africa as "Siigga" or "soul", Anogeissus has long been used in traditional African medicine as a natural healer. It's a powerful skincare ingredient that helps boost skin's natural production of fibrillin to minimize the look of lines and wrinkles.
Extracted from the kernel of the Apricot fruit, Apricot Kernel Oil is a skin-loving ingredient that's rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E. It's incredibly moisturizing and helps keep skin comfortably conditioned.
A superfood that's as good for your skin as it is for your body, Avocado is rich in nutrients and healthy fats and has superior moisturizing properties.
Bamboo and Pea Complex
One of the fastest growing plants in the world, Bamboo is amazingly resilient. Our Bamboo and pea complex delivers moisture-boosting, skin-plumping benefits.
BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)—which is not to be confused with BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid)—is a synthetic ingredient that’s a proven anti-oxidant. As such, it helps protect ingredients or the product from oxidation that may be caused by reactions with oxygen in the air and helps contribute to the overall stability of the product. We use BHT at levels that are recognized as safe.
Contains proteins, vitamins and minerals, this seaweed makes a superior superfood and in skincare helps boost skin’s natural collagen.
Caffeine from Coffee
The invigorating effects of coffee are well known. Countless tales have been told of the legendary Ethiopian goat shepherd who discovered his goats jumping with energy after eating the caffeine-rich red berries of the coffee tree. In skincare, caffeine from coffee helps energize tired skin to make it look more awake and refreshed.
Chinese Sacred Lily
Known as the "Paperwhite Lily", this pure white flower represents awakening and hope in many cultures. Also a symbol of renewal, it's used in skincare to help reawaken skin’s youthfulness.
Revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its ability to balance yin and yang, Cordyceps is a powerful skincare ingredient providing needed energy to fuel skin cells.
Rich in antioxidants, this fermented berry blend possesses protective properties. In skincare, it helps shield the skin from environmental aggressors.
Known to thrive in harsh, cold temperatures. On our skin this delicate flower in our products helps strengthen skin’s barrier to defend skin from environmental assaults.
EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) is a synthetic stabilizing ingredient that helps to chelate or bind free metal ions that, left unbound, may disrupt the integrity of an ingredient or product over time. EDTA is safe for skin and based on the latest scientific evidence, EDTA is not considered harmful to the environment by regulatory bodies.
Known as the “King of Mushrooms”, Chaga Mushroom has a long history of use as a folk remedy to promote longevity and general good health. We ferment Chaga and finely filter it to create an ingredient with 28% more anti-irritant power.*
*In an in-vitro study vs. unfermented Chaga
Used as an aphrodisiac for centuries (legend has it Cleopatra used it to enrapture her paramour Mark Antony) , Ginger has a warm, spicy aroma that's believed to awaken vitality and inspire desire.
Described prominently in ancient Chinese texts as a powerful herb, Panax Ginseng has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its health-boosting properties. A potent skincare ingredient, it helps increase skin's natural energy for a more revitalized appearance.
Glacier Water is a mineral-rich source of hydration. We infuse it into select products along with other hydrators to help quench thirsty skin.
Grapefruit Peel Oil
A hybrid of Sweet Orange and Pomelo, Grapefruit was called the “forbidden fruit” when it was first documented in Barbados in 1750. The bright, citrus scent of Grapefruit essential oil is used in aromatherapy to uplift the senses and enliven the spirit.
Holy Basil and Lady’s
Known as Tulsi in Ayurveda tradition, this prized herb is known for its natural de-stressing effects. Lady’s Thistle is a hardy flower with sharp prickles that protect it from predators and external aggressors. Together these are beneficial skincare ingredients that possess potent skin-soothing properties.
A delicious treat for skin, honey is enzyme-rich and super nourishing. The honey we use is cruelty-free and harvested using methods that keep the bees safe and their hives healthy.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid—aka HA or Sodium Hyaluronate—is a naturally occurring substance within our skin that has great moisture-absorbing properties. It even has different ranges of molecular weights (more on that later).
How Does Hyaluronic Acid
Work In Skin?
Meet the ingredient that helps give skin hydrated bounce. Hyaluronic Acid acts like a sponge to draw moisture to skin; helps replenish its moisture reserves; helps to retain water and keep skin hydrated; and helps visibly plump fine, dry lines. Remember the molecular weights? Here’s what we know: low molecular weight HA triggers skin to produce more of this moisture-binding substance while high molecular weight HA has been shown to help hold water to skin’s surface.