Ingredient Glossary

1,3-Propanediol (fermented glucose)

Derived from corn sugar, Propanediol is a plant-based alternative to propylene glycol. It is used as a humectant, skin conditioner, or preservative.

Organic Aloe Barbadensis (aloe vera) Juice

Aloe vera juice is extracted from the pulp of the Aloe barbadensis plant and is rich in antioxidants and skin-soothing properties.

Aloe Barbadensis (aloe vera) Powder

Derived from aloe gel, this powder moisturizes and soothes skin. 

Organic Argania Spinosa (argan) Oil

Cold-pressed and extracted from the nuts of the argan tree, argan oil contains several beneficial fatty acids and antioxidants that help maintain skin elasticity and hydration. 

Aurantium Dulcis (sweet orange) Essential Oil

This essential oil is obtained from the peel and rind of sweet oranges. Its high vitamin C and antioxidant content can help improve the appearance of skin damage when used topically. 

Bakuchiol

Bakuchiol is a natural alternative to retinol derived from the Psoralea corylifolia plant. Without the drying or irritating side effects of traditional retinol, it supports the production of collagen, skin cell turnover, and elasticity.

Bamboo Activated Charcoal Powder

Charcoal’s ability to absorb can help to draw out impurities, dirt, and oil for deep cleansing. It may also help to decongest and reduce the appearance of pores. Its detoxifying properties help to clarify and exfoliate skin. 

Bentonite

This sedimentary clay is composed of weathered and aged volcanic ash. It helps to remove toxins from pores, reduce the appearance of puffiness, and diminish the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

Bergamot Oil

Bergamot is a fragrant, inedible, Mediterranean citrus fruit. Cold-pressed and distilled in small batches, bergamot oil helps to balance and soothe damaged skin. 

Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) Butter

An effective, all-natural emollient, shea nut butter hydrates dry and cracked skin.

Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) Oil

A byproduct of shea nut butter, this all-natural emollient is easily absorbed to nourish dry skin and hair. 

Calophyllum Inophyllum (tamanu) Seed Oil

Tamanu oil is obtained by cold-pressing the kernel of the evergreen tamanu tree. It helps calm temperamental skin while reducing the appearance of scars and blemishes.

Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Extract

Green tea extract helps to protect the appearance of skin from damaging environmental factors. It also reduces the appearance of puffiness and promotes skin elasticity.

Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides 

This coconut-derived oil makes an effective and lightweight moisturizer for face, hair, and lips. 

Carica Papaya (papaya) Fruit Extract 

Papain, an enzyme in papaya, is an effective, non-abrasive exfoliant that can help fade the appearance of acne spots, scars, and sun damage. 

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil

High in essential fatty acids, safflower oil is a fast-absorbing emollient that helps to smooth and soften skin.

Carthamus Tinctorius (safflower) Oleosomes

Oleosomes are tiny spheres that store plant oils. Safflower oleosomes carry safflower oil and vitamin E, and are used to deliver long-lasting moisture.

Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (botanical hyaluronic acid)

Cassia angustifolia seed polysaccharide mimics the effects of hyaluronic acid to soothe, moisturize, and soften for healthy, supple skin. 

Organic Centella Asiatica (gotu kola) Extract
Gotu kola is an herb used in Ayurvedic medicine that can help minimize the appearance of stretch marks and sun damage.

Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl alcohol is used as a foaming agent or as a natural stabilizer to thicken emulsions and keep them from separating. Ours is derived botanically from coconut.

Citrus Aurantium (bitter orange) & Cymbopogon Citratus (lemongrass) & Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Oil

A natural preservative consisting of certified organic oils, this combination of ingredients inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, and yeast in products.

Organic Cocos Nucifera Water (coconut)

Coconut water’s high nutrient, mineral, and moisture content makes it perfect for rehydrating, cooling, and refreshing skin. Coconut water is also a natural source of cytokinins, which are plant hormones that have been known to provide skin nourishing benefits. 

Coffee Arabica (green coffee) Extract 

With its high concentration of essential fatty acids, sterols, and vitamin E, green coffee extract is a potent antioxidant. It helps to protect skin’s appearance from free-radical damage. 

Crithmum Maritimum (sea fennel) Extract

Sea fennel grows on rocky beaches and is rich in minerals, amino acid peptides, and vitamins A, C, and E. Its extract can improve the barrier function of the skin while hydrating and supporting collagen production. 

Crocus Sativus Callus (saffron stem cell) Extract and Coffea Arabica (coffee) Leaf Cell Extract 

This combination of coffee and saffron helps soften skin and boost radiance by reducing the appearance of redness and dark patches. 

Cucumis Sativus (cucumber) Fruit Extract

Cucumber extract is a soothing superfood for skin. With moisturizing and emollient properties, cucumber extract also has an astringent effect, relieving puffy skin. 

Cucurbita Pepo (pumpkin) Fruit Extract

Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which support cell health, and thereby brighten and smooth the skin. 

Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) Oil

Derived from carrot seeds, this oil has antioxidant properties and is full of moisturizing fatty acids.

Euterpe Oleracea (acai) Fruit Extract

Acai berries are a powerhouse of nutrients with antioxidant properties that protect the appearance of skin from environmental factors and skin moisture loss. 

Ferulic Acid

A plant-based antioxidant, ferulic acid enhances the stability of other antioxidants—vitamins C and E—to help prevent the appearance of skin damage.

Glycerin

Derived from organic vegetable oils, glycerin is an effective humectant used to prevent the premature loss of moisture from skincare products.

Glyceryl Stearate

A naturally derived fatty acid most often used as an emulsifier, glyceryl stearate is derived from palm kernel, vegetable, or soy oil. 

Heptyl Glucoside (derived from castor seeds)

Heptyl glucoside is a sustainable ingredient that helps make other ingredients (like essential oils) soluble.

Hippophae Rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) Seed Oil

Naturally rich in essential fatty acids and nutrients, sea buckthorn oil adds intense hydration to help improve the appearance of dry skin and fine lines. It also supports the appearance of healthy skin by protecting skin from the sun's UV rays. 

Kojic Acid

A byproduct of the rice fermentation used in making sake, kojic acid is effective for brightening uneven skin tone.

Lactobacillus Ferment & Lactobacillus & Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Fruit Extract

This probiotic-based blend is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial that prevents the growth of bacteria, yeasts, and molds in skincare products, while also moisturizing and conditioning skin and hair. 

Lactobacillus/Papaya Fruit Ferment Extract

The papain in papaya exfoliates and soothes skin.

Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) Oil 

Lavender is an evergreen plant that produces distinctive purple flowers. Its antibacterial qualities can assist in calming and soothing skin, and the aroma can help to calm agitation and stress.

Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) Flower Extract and Lonicera Japonica (honeysuckle) Flower Extract

A plant-based liquid concentrate with antimicrobial properties, honeysuckle flower extract effectively inhibits the growth of bacteria, yeast, and mold in skincare products. 

Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil

Macadamia nut oil is a versatile carrier oil with multiple uses, including cleansing, moisturizing, soothing, and lessening the appearance of scars and acne.

Malpighia Punicifolia (acerola) Fruit Extract

Acerola cherries are high in vitamin C, which supports collagen production. Its vitamin A content acts as an astringent and may help to even skin tone.

Organic Mangifera Indica (mango) Butter

Mango butter is rich in fatty acids that moisturize skin. 

Mangifera Indica (mango) Fruit Extract

The beta-carotene and vitamin A in mango extract rejuvenates and revives dull skin while helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots.

Maris Limus Extract (dead sea mud)

With its high concentration of Dead Sea minerals and trace elements, this mud soothes and exfoliates while helping to reduce skin puffiness.

Morus Alba (mulberry) Leaf Extract
Mulberry leaf extract can brighten and improve the appearance of an uneven skin tone. 

Nereocystis Luetkeana Ferment Filtrate (sea kelp bioferment)

Created from kelp harvested from the Atlantic Coast, sea kelp bioferment is an extract that acts as an effective oil-free moisturizer.

Niacinamide (vitamin B3)

Niacinamide, the active form of vitamin B3, is a skincare workhorse that is particularly well-suited to mature and blemish-prone skin. With its ability to firm and clarify, it can help to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, dullness, and fine lines. 

Olea Europaea (olive) Leaf Extract

Olive leaf extract hydrates while fighting environmental stressors that affect the appearance of skin.

Oryza Sativa (rice bran) Water

Rice bran has skin-soothing and antioxidant properties; this aqueous solution may be partially or completely substituted for water in formulations.

Persea Gratissima (avocado) Fruit Extract

Cold-pressed avocado extract consists mainly of oleic acid, vitamins A,C,D,E, and K, and with chlorophyll, beta carotene, palmitic acid, lecithin, linoleic acid, and docosadienoic acid. This powerful nutrient profile works to cleanse, moisturize, and soften skin.

Phytic Acid

A plant extract with antioxidant properties, phytic acid neutralizes free radical damage and works as a chelator.

Pisum Sativum (pea) Peptide

Pisum sativum is a plant-based, hypo-allergenic protein that provides antioxidant, hydrating, and smoothing benefits to skin and hair. 

Plankton Extract

A prebiotic derived from microalgae, plankton extract promotes clear, calm skin while preserving the skin’s delicate balance.

Pogostemon Cablin (patchouli) Oil

Patchouli oil promotes a glowing complexion and minimizes the appearance of skin imperfections. 

Propanediol and Aqua and Citrus Grandis (grapefruit) Seed Extract

This extract promotes the appearance of clearer, healthier looking skin.

Propanediol and Aqua and Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary) Leaf Extract

Rosemary can help protect skin cells from the damage often caused by the sun and free radicals. Its antiseptic properties help to maintain a healthy, moisturized skin barrier.

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (sweet almond) Seed Oil

Sweet almond seed oil’s high vitamin E content allows it to guard skin cell health by protecting against UV damage.

Psidium Guajava (guava) Leaf Extract

Guava leaves can help improve the appearance of blemishes and skin texture.

Punica Granatum (pomegranate) Extract

Pomegranates contain high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants, which help to support sun-damaged and aging skin. 

Rosa Canina (rosehip) Oil

Rosehip oil is a lightweight moisturizer that’s well suited to sensitive skin. Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, rosehip oil can help to reduce the appearance of dark spots, stretch marks, and scars.

Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary) Leaf Extract

Rosemary leaf extract is a powerful antioxidant that helps improve the appearance of puffy skin.

Ruscus Aculeatus (butcher’s broom) Root Extract

Butcher's broom contains ruscogenin, which helps to reduce skin puffiness. Suited to sensitive skin, it also minimizes the appearance of undereye circles and puffiness.

Sclerotium Gum

A sugar-based ingredient, sclerotium gum is used in cosmetics to thicken and stabilize formulas. 

Sodium Lactate

Sourced from beets, sodium lactate is a moisturizer and preservative that reduces irritation and can increase the efficacy of exfoliating acids like AHAs and BHAs.

Sodium Phytate

Sodium phytate is a complex sodium salt of phytic acid, a plant extract with antioxidant properties that protects the appearance of skin against environmental factors and works as a chelator.

Organic Spirulina Platensis Extract

Spirulina, or blue algae extract, contains vitamin E, selenium, and tyrosine—known for their powerful skin hydrating effects.  

Saponified Organic Coconut, Olive and Jojoba Oils, Rosemary Extract, Organic Aloe Vera (castile soap)

Castile soap is a multi-purpose concentrate made with organic plant oils.

Stearic Acid

Sustainably sourced from coconut oil, stearic acid helps water and oil mix. It’s often added to liquid products to prevent the oil layers in the formulas from separating. 

Sucrose Stearate

Sucrose stearate is a natural emulsifier that can also enhance a product’s emolliency or cleansing ability. 

Terminalia Ferdinandiana (kakadu plum) Powder

Kakadu plums have one of the highest concentrations of vitamin C, an essential antioxidant that can support aging and sun damaged skin. Native to Australia, this fruit is also rich in vitamin E and phytochemicals, which help to improve the appearance of puffy skin. 

Organic Theobroma Cocoa Seed Butter

Rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, cocoa butter is used for its emollient properties and to firm formulations.

Tocopherol (vitamin E) Oil

Vitamin E oil in its purest form is extremely versatile. A powerful antioxidant, it hydrates to improve the appearance of aged skin and hyperpigmentation. This moisturizing, soothing, and calming oil also helps to protect the appearance of skin from environmental stressors like smoke and air pollution.

Ubiquinone

Also known as CoQ10, ubiquinone has antioxidant properties that support production of collagen and elastin while protecting the appearance of skin from environmental stressors. 

Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil

The vanilla plant, used primarily for its fragrance, also serves as a skin-soothing agent. 

Water & Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract

Green tea extract is a powerful antioxidant that protects hair and skin from environmental free radical damage. It helps improve the appearance of skin discoloration and volume loss. 

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum prevents oil separation and may also have skin-conditioning properties.

Zingiber Officinale (ginger) Root Extract

Ginger root extract is an antibacterial botanical that hydrates and encourages cell turnover.