Skincare Alphabet

Photo of our products (left to right): Face & Body Soother, Chai Tea Whipped Body Butter, Coconut Milk Whipped Body Butter, Bay Rum & Vanilla Whipped Body Butter, Glitter Baby! Body Oil, Hot Chocolate Whipped Body Butter, Buzz Off Bug Spray.

 

In our ingredient glossary, you will find all ingredients that we love and use in our products and explain how they will provide and help maintain soft healthy skin!

Moisturizers

Shea Butter image Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii/Vitellaria paradoxa)

Shea Butter is a soft white/yellowish butter that is known for its healing and moisturizing properties. We use premium grade A Shea Butter, which is the most raw and purest form of Shea Butter as it keeps all of its nutrients during the extraction process. Shea Butter is high in Vitamin A, E, F, and K, which aids in the skin healing process as the Vitamin E component is a potent anti inflammatory. The Vitamin A found in Shea Butter helps the appearance of scars, fine lines, and fights free radicals. Vitamin K helps protect the collagen in skin as well as aid in wound healing. Vitamin F is the essential fatty acid components in Shea Butter, which creates a strong healthy skin barrier that prevent free radicals from coming in and keeps moisture from coming out.

 

 Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter)

Cocoa Butter is a rich moisturizer high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply. It contains oleic, palmitic, and stearic acids all of which nourish the skin. It creates a protective barrier over the skin to prevent moisture loss - keeping the skin soft, bright, and smooth and is high in antioxidants that help fight off free-radical damage - which can cause premature skin aging, dark patches, and dull skin.

Coconut Oil image Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride)

Coconut oil is high in fats that helps protect the skin barrier, and traps moisture in the skin to keep it soft, supple, and protected. Coconut oil is high in MCTs (Medium-chain triglycerides). MCTs contain lauric acid which are known for its anti microbial properties which aids in skin healing and a variety of skin conditions.

 

Almond image Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis)

 

Avocado image Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima)

Avocado oil helps hydrate and moisturize dry chapped skin. High in beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E, Avocado oil can help increase collagen production and protect skin from UV damage. In addition, the linoleic acid and oleic acid found in Avocado oil can aid in wound healing.

 

Jojoba Nut Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis)

Due to its high Vitamin E and B-Complex content, it helps repair dry & damaged skin. It regulates sebum production in the skin because it’s similar to the sebum your body naturally produces and it’s non-comedogenic, so it will not clog your pores. In addition, because of its small molecular size, jojoba oil is able to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin providing you with long lasting moisture.

Argan fruit image Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil)

Argan oil contains antioxidants, like polyphenols and vitamin E, it can brighten the skin tone for even looking skin and protects the skin from free radicals which are the precursors for extrinsic aging. Argan oil also antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties which helps treat skin infections and skin conditions, like psoriasis and rosacea. 

 

Vitamin E image Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol)

Vitamin E has powerful antioxidants and anti inflammatory properties that nourish, protect and heal the skin. Its enrichment of antioxidants help protect the skin from UV damage and free radicals and as an anti inflammatory it helps heal wounds, reduces irritation and soothes the skin. This powerful ingredient also aids in treating fine lines and reduces the appearance of scars. It's ability to strengthen the skin barrier, potent antioxidants, and anti inflammatory properties is why this ingredient can always be found in our products!

Aloe Vera Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller)

Contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. It can help treat burns, acne and dry skin research has found that aloin, a compound found in the aloe plant, has anti-inflammatory properties that aid in the skin-healing process. Lastly, Aloe Vera is packed with antioxidants, and one antioxidant protein, called metallothionein, has been found to have a protective effect on skin that's been exposed to and damaged by UV rays. Fun fact: a compound in Aloe Vera called aloesin, can help lighten hyperpigmentation and dark spots on skin. 

Beeswax: Honeycomb Beeswax (Cera Alba)

Beeswax creates a protective layer over the skin to prevent moisture from evaporating. Beeswax also acts as a humectant, which attracts water to the skin to keep to hydrated! Beeswax is also a natural exfoliant to help remove dead skin cells on the surface.

 

Exfoliants

Sugar cane with raw cane sugar Raw Cane Sugar (Saccharum officinarum)

Raw Cane Sugar is the rawest and the most pure form of sugar. Because of this, it carries many nutrients, such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids like Glycolic Acid. This nutrient helps increase the cell turnover rate by deeply, yet gently exfoliate the skin for a healthy natural glow!

epsom salt in bowl Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt is packed with mineral such as magnesium, which soothes the skin and reduces muscle soreness & pain.

Pink Himalayan Salt block Pink Himalayan Salt

 

Extracts

Sliced cucumber Cucumber 

Cucumber extract has the ability to reduce swelling and puffiness of the skin due to its anti inflammatory and cooling effects. Cucumbers contain both vitamin C and folic acid. Vitamin C has the ability to stimulate new cell growth, while folic acid fight off environmental toxins that can make your skin look tired or prematurely aged. The cooling and anti-inflammatory effect of cucumbers help ease pain, redness, and irritation caused by sunburns, insect bites, and rashes. Fun fact: Cucumbers — which are mildly astringent — help to cleanse the skin and tighten pores. This may help reduce breakouts.

Chamomile Flowers Chamomile

Chamomile extract has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can relieve skin irritations such as eczema and rosacea. Its natural polyphenols and phytochemicals speed up the healing process of scars, minimize wrinkles and breakouts. Chamomile extract helps block signals in the body known as prostaglandins, which are responsible for inflammation. Fun fact: Chamomile acts as a vasodilator, which improves blood flow and helps the skin to appear brighter and more refreshed.