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Ingredient Dictionary

Welcome to our Sustainable Skincare Ingredient Dictionary, a concise guide digging into all of the ingredients that shape our microbiome-friendly formulations. From responsibly sourced oils to organic botanical extracts, explore the secrets behind each ingredient. Every ingredient that may have problematic impact on your skin is highlighted with an *, check for that one if you know that you have sensitive skin. Transparency is an important aspect for us so we hope you'll find the answers to all of your questions below.

A

Acmella Oleracea (Paracress) Extract

Definition:
Extracted from the Acmella Oleracea plant, Paracress Extract is known for its natural skin-firming properties, sometimes called "natural Botox". I has nothing to do with muscle relaxing properties, as thought of before, but with a daily mild stimulation of the fibroblasts which creates new collagen and thus evens out the skin structure.

Benefits:
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, toned complexion.

Used in: Serum

Amber Extract

Definition:
Derived from fossilized tree resin, Amber Extract is valued for its content of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Benefits:
Helps soothe irritation while the antioxidants protects against environmental stressors.

Used in: Balm 

Apium Graveolens
(Celery) Seed Extract

Definition:
Extracted from celery seeds, this botanical marvel is rich in antioxidants.

Benefits:
Neutralizes free radicals, supports skin defense against premature aging, and soothes the skin for resilience and balance.

Used in: Elixir

Ascorbyl Palmitate

Definition:
A fat-soluble form of Vitamin C, Ascorbyl Palmitate is known for its
antioxidant properties.

Benefits:
Promotes a brightened, even skin tone and provides antioxidant benefits for skin health.

Used in: Butter, Balm

B

Benzyl Benzoate

Definition:
A naturally derived compound with a sweet and balsamic fragrance.

Benefits:
Enhances the sensory experience with its sweet fragrance, adding a touch of luxury to skincare.

Used in: Butter
*Essential oil, check for individual sensitivity

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

Definition:
Harvested from shea tree nuts, Shea Butter is a natural emollient rich in essential fatty acids and nutrients.

Benefits:
Provides moisture and nourishment, ideal for dry and dehydrated skin, unveiling a silky-smooth complexion.

Used
in: Butter, Balm

C

Calamine

Definition:
A blend of zinc oxide and ferric oxide, Calamine is recognized for soothing and anti-itch properties. Often used in OTC medication for skin allergies.

Benefits:
Provides gentle, calming sensation; valuable for irritated or sensitive skin; anti-itch properties for a tranquil complexion.

Used in: Balm

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Definition:
Derived from coconut oil and glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride acts as a
skin-conditioning agent and emollient.

Benefits:
Lightweight, luxurious ingredient enhances spreadability, ensuring seamless application.

Used in: Serum, Elixir

Cedrus Deodara (Cedar)
Wood Oil & Cananga Odorata (Ylang- Ylang) Flower Oil

Definition:
Extracted from cedarwood and ylang-ylang flowers, these essential oils offer aromatic and soothing properties.

Benefits:
Harmonious blend provides a calming, aromatic experience while they contribute to a serene, balanced skincare ritual.

Used in: Cleanser
*Essential oil, check for individual sensitivity

Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Flower Oil

Definition:
Derived from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, Neroli Flower Oil offers a sweet and floral aroma.

Benefits:
Known for skin-balancing and detoxifying properties, contributes to a rejuvenated, refreshed complexion.

Used in: Serum, Elixir
*Essential oil, check for individual sensitivity

Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil

Definition:
Cold-pressed from bergamot oranges, Bergamot Fruit Oil is renowned for its uplifting, citrusy aroma.

Benefits:
Invigorating scent contributes to a refreshed, revitalized complexion,
enhancing the skincare experience.

Used in: Cleanser
*Essential oil, check for individual sensitivity

Citrus Grandis
(Grapefruit) Peel Oil

Definition:
Cold-pressed from the peel of ripe grapefruits, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil is a citrus essential oil with a refreshing, invigorating fragrance.

Benefits:
Vibrant essence uplifts the skincare ritual; clarifying and detoxifying, promotes a clear, radiant complexion.

Used in: Butter, Cleanser
*Essential oil, check for individual sensitivity

Citrus Sinensis (Sweet
Orange) Peel Oil Expressed

Definition:
Cold-pressed from sweet orange peels, this oil is bright and citrusy.

Benefits:
Infuses a lively essence into your skincare routine, adding a delightful note. Its expressive fragrance creates a sensorial journey, while it offer antioxidant properties for a refreshed and revitalized skin appearance.

Used in: Butter
*Essential oil, check for individual sensitivity

Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil

Definition:
Cold-pressed from Crambe abyssinica plant seeds, Abyssinian Seed Oil is lightweight and fast-absorbing.

Benefits:
Immerses the skin in swift-absorbing elegance, rich in fatty acids for replenishing and rejuvenating the skin's appearance. Experience revitalizing benefits, leaving the skin with a radiant, healthy-looking glow.

Used in: Balm

G

Glycereth-2 Cocoate

Definition:
Derived from esterifying coconut fatty acids with glycerin, Glycereth-2 Cocoate serves as an emollient and surfactant in skincare formulations.

Benefits:
Contributes to the emollient properties, softening and smoothing the skin. As a surfactant, aids in oil and water dispersion for well blended and stable products.

Used in: Cleanser

H

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

Definition:
Extracted from sunflower seeds, Sunflower Seed Oil is lightweight and nourishing.

Benefits:
Rich in vitamins and fatty acids, it moisturizes and replenishes the skin's barrier, leaving it supple and radiant.

Used in: Serum, Elixir, Balm, Butter, Cleanser

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Definition:
Plant-based fat that undergoes hydrogenation, resulting in a stable and smooth-textured ingredient.

Benefits:
Enhancing the texture of skincare products. Adds a luxurious and smooth feel, ensuring a pampering experience for a sensorial
skincare journey.

Used in: Balm

L

Laureth-3

Definition:
Laureth-3 is a polyethylene glycol ether of lauryl alcohol, belonging to the family of ethoxylated alcohols. It is commonly used in cosmetic and personal care formulations as a surfactant and emulsifying agent.

Benefits:
As a surfactant, contributes to the cleansing properties, aiding in the removal of dirt and impurities. Its emulsifying nature helps create stable formulations, ensuring proper blending and distribution of various ingredients.

Used in: Cleanser
*Not a natural component

Laureth-7 Citrate

Definition:
Derived from the ethoxylation of lauryl alcohol and citric acid, Laureth-7 Citrate serves as an emulsifying agent and surfactant in skincare.

Benefits:
Plays a crucial role in creating stable formulations by evenly dispersing oil-based ingredients. Enhances texture and consistency, promoting a smooth and well-blended application.

Used in: Cleanser
*Not a natural component

Lecithin

Definition:
A naturally occurring fatty substance often derived from soybeans or sunflower seeds, Lecithin acts as an emollient in skincare.

Benefits:
Enhances the texture of skincare products, providing a silky touch. Its
emollient properties create a luxurious feel for a seamless application, adding elegance to your skincare ritual.

Used in: Butter, Balm

Limonene

Definition:
A natural compound found in citrus fruit peels, Limonene serves as both a fragrance and a potential antioxidant in skincare.

Benefits:
Contributes a zesty, invigorating aroma to skincare formulations for a sensory delight while adding antioxidant properties, adding a refreshing layer to the product.
*Essential oil, check for individual sensitivity

Used in: Butter

Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract

Definition:
Derived from flaxseeds, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Benefits:
Provides intense hydration with omega-3 fatty acids, promoting a plump and supple complexion. Anti-inflammatory properties soothe irritated skin, suitable for sensitive skin types. Regular use supports the skin's barrier function, leaving it smoother, softer, and radiantly healthy.

Used in: Elixir

M

Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil

Definition:
Extracted from macadamia nuts, Macadamia Seed Oil is a lightweight and emollient oil.

Benefits:
Offers a silky, moisturizing touch for maintaining skin hydration. Leaves the skin feeling soft and supple, providing nourishing benefits for a radiant complexion.

Used in: Balm

MIPA-Laureth Sulfate

Definition:
MIPA-Laureth Sulfate is a surfactant and emulsifying agent commonly used in cleansing products.

Benefits:
As a surfactant, contributes to the cleansing properties, aiding in the removal of dirt and impurities. Its emulsifying nature helps create stable formulations, ensuring even distribution.

Used in: Cleanser
*Not a natural component

O

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch

Definition:
Derived from rice grains, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch is a finely milled powder known for its absorbent properties.

Benefits:
Refines and mattifies the skin's surface, absorbing excess oil and impurities for a balanced, velvety complexion. Valuable in skincare formulations targeting excess shine.

Used in: Butter

P

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Definition:
Extracted from avocados, Avocado Oil is nutrient-dense with high
monounsaturated fats, vitamins, and antioxidants.

Benefits:
Hydrates and replenishes deeply, addressing dryness for a revitalized
complexion. Rich in antioxidants, supports the skin's natural defenses for a radiant and healthy-looking glow.

Used in: Butter, Balm, Cleanser

Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil

Definition:
Cold-pressed from ripe peach kernels, Peach Kernel Oil is a lightweight yet nutrient-rich oil.

Benefits:
Infuses your skincare routine with nourishment, rich in vitamins A and E for skin elasticity and a youthful appearance. Non-greasy texture ensures seamless absorption, leaving the skin velvety-soft and subtly fragrant.

Used in: Butter

Phytosterol Esters

Definition:
Plant-derived compounds structurally similar to cholesterol, Phytosterol Esters are valued in skincare for skin conditioning and supporting the natural barrier.

Benefits:
These compounds fortify the skin barrier, aiding in moisture retention and resilience, added in formulations for a well-protected and balanced complexion.

Used in: Balm

Prunus Amygdalus (Almond) Dulcis Oil

Definition:
Cold-pressed from sweet almonds, Almond Dulcis Oil is a soothing and nourishing oil, renowned for its emollient properties, making it a gentle yet effective addition to skincare formulations.

Benefits:
Nurtures and soothes the skin. With its emollient goodness, this oil helps maintain skin softness and suppleness. Enrich your skincare routine with the natural nourishment of sweet almonds for a pampered and indulgent experience.

Used in: Balm, Cleanser

R

Retinyl Acetate

Definition:
Retinyl Acetate (a form of Retinol), a stable Vitamin A derivative, supports skin renewal
processes, promoting cellular turnover and addressing signs of aging. This antioxidant powerhouse combats environmental stressors for a more youthful and revitalized complexion.

Benefits:
Renowned for its anti-aging properties, Retinyl Acetate reduces fine lines and wrinkles, promoting smoother and even-toned skin. It supports collagen production, enhancing elasticity and firmness. The antioxidative nature protects from free radical damage, contributing to a radiant and resilient complexion.

Used in: Elixir, Butter
*Due to the nature of the benefits this component may create irritation. Use with caution if sensitive skin type. Should always be paired with UV protection in daylight

S

Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil

Definition:
Steam-distilled from the heartwood of sandalwood trees, Sandalwood Oil is celebrated for its grounding and calming properties.

Benefits:
Beyond its subtle, woody fragrance, it promotes tranquility and balance in skincare rituals.

Used in: Serum, Elixir
*Essential oil, check for individual sensitivity

Squalane

Definition:
Squalane, a lipid derived from olive oil or sugarcane, mimics the skin's
natural sebum. Prized for its lightweight and non-greasy texture, it is an ideal moisturizing ingredient.

Benefits:
This emollient imparts a luxurious and non-greasy feel, hydrating the skin without clogging pores. Indulge in the balancing and moisturizing properties for a refined and radiant complexion.

Used in: Balm

Styrax Benzoin Resin Oil

Definition:
Extracted from the resin of the Styrax benzoin tree, Benzoin Resin Oil is revered for its warm, vanilla-like scent. A common ingredient in high perfumery.

Benefits:
Beyond its sensory appeal, this resin oil adds a touch of luxury to your skincare experience. Embrace the cozy and soothing ambiance it creates, turning your skincare routine into a sensorial ritual.

Used in: Butter
*Essential oil, check for individual sensitivity

T

Tocopherol

Definition:
Commonly known as Vitamin E, Tocopherol is a potent antioxidant that shields the skin from environmental stressors.

Benefits:
Promotes a youthful appearance by preventing premature aging and supporting overall skin health.

Used in: Serum, Elixir, Balm, Butter, Cleanser

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