ECOCERT INGREDIENTS 100% FREE FROM: Parabens, Petrochemicals, Nanoparticles, Dyes, Sulfates, Silicone, Polyethylene Glycols (PEGs), Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Triclosan, Petrolatum, Coal Tar, Artificial Preservatives, Fragrance.
A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR INGREDIENTS:
Acacia Senegal Gum: Derived from various species of the acacia tree as a skin conditioning agent, emollient, and skin protectant.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter): Shea Butter nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E, and F. Vitamins A and E help maintain skin, keeping it clear and healthy, particularly helpful for sun damaged skin. Shea butter is found in the nuts that grow on the Shea-Karite tree, which exclusively grows in the tropics of Africa.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: Derived from coconut oil and glycerin, considered an excellent emollient and skin-repairing ingredient, is a mix of fatty acids beneficial to repair skin surface and resist moisture loss.
Castor Oil: Extracted from castor seeds (Ricinus Communis) is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil used for centuries for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits.
Cera Alba (Bees Wax): Beeswax (Cera Alba) is a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus Apis. Sourced from local farms who use ethical practices where there is no mishandling, mistreatment of the bees or their environments.
Cetearyl Olivate: The ester of cetearyl alcohol and fatty acids derived from olive oil in the form of an oily wax. A nonionic emulsifier helps blend together ingredients with moisturizing properties.
Coco-Caprylate/Caprate: An ester of coconut fatty alcohol, caprylic acid and capric acid used as an emollient and emulsifier for formulations. It improves the glide of many varieties of products during application and leaves a non-greasy, soft after touch.
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax: Also called Candelilla Wax, obtained from the plant Euphorbia Cerifera, grows in North Central Mexico and the Texas Big Bend area. Beeswax and plant waxes help to keep an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components keeping a creamy consistency.
DI Water: Deionized Water is just what it sounds like: Water that has the ions removed. Tap water is usually full of ions from the soil (Na+, Ca2+), from the pipes (Fe2+, Cu2+), and other sources. Water is usually deionized by using an ion exchange process.
Gamma Decalactone: Natural compound, present naturally in many fruits and fermented products, with an aroma of coconut as well as fresh sweet peach/apricot flavour.
Gamma Octalactone: Natural flavour aromatic has a sweet coumarin aroma (vanilla scented compound found in many plants) and tastes like coconut.
Glycerin: Is present in all natural vegetable lipids (fats). Derived from natural substances by hydrolysis of fats and by fermentation of sugars. Glycerin is a skin-identical and skin-repairing ingredient, meaning it is a substance found naturally in the skin.
Glyceryl Caprylate: Natural thickener, conditioning agent, emollient, emulsifying agent for water based products made from 100% renewable sources through the esterification of glycerin from vegetable oil sources and fatty acids of coconut and/or palm kernel oil.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil: Sunflower oil is the source of Vitamin E protecting and moisturizing skin with powerful benefits of anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial activity.
Hydrogenated Castor Oil: Vegetable wax that is hard and brittle produced by the hydrogenation of pure castor oil. It is odourless and insoluble in water.
Jojoba Esters: Jojoba Oil and Jojoba Wax are natural ingredients derived from the seeds of the desert shrub Simmondsia Chinensis acting as an emulsion stabilizer and skin conditioning agent. Its identity to sebum oil, which is produced by human skin, helps to reduce wrinkles and scars.
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate: Naturally occurring mineral derived from refined and purified clay used primarily as a thickener and having the ability to retain a large amount of water.
Microcrystalline Cellulose: Refined wood pulp and is used as a texturizer, an anti-caking agent, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender, and a bulking agent.
Ethyl Butyrate: Fruity apple/pineapple aroma occurring naturally in many fruits.
Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate: Made from naturally occurring fatty acid, stearic acid, found in vegetable fat. Slows water loss from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin's surface. It is also used to increase the thickness of lipids oils.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil is the oil obtained from the ripe fruit of olive oil. The addition of hydrogen to olive oil results in Hydrogenated Olive Oil. Skin conditioning agent.
Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate / Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate: Vegetable derived emulsifier exceptionally gentle on the skin and mild, which makes it ideal for products aimed at sensitive skin areas.
Potassium Sorbate: A mild preservative alternative to paraben to prevent or retard the growth of microorganisms and protect products from spoiling. Developed from sorbic acid, which is naturally found in the berries of the mountain ash tree and effective against fungi, mold, and yeast.
Propanediol: Naturally derived, sourced from corn (Zea Mays). It is made by the fermentation of corn sugar.
Pullulan: Produced from starch syrup by fermentation has strong binding characteristics.
Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed Oil): The castor oil plant is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant Ricinus Communis.
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Leaf Extract): Derived from woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and flowers that bloom white, purple, or blue. Acts as antimicrobial agent and antioxidant, balancing natural oils. It can help refresh oily skin without causing excess dryness and cleans out dirt and other impurities that may clog pores. Rosemary offers benefits of anti-aging as it is rich in antioxidants which protect and rejuvenate skin to a more youthful glow. Rosemary is reputed to also tone and help give skin a firmer, tighter look.
Sodium Benzoate: A preservative found naturally in cranberries, prunes, plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves, and apples. It prevents bacteria and fungi from developing in products and formulas and changing their compositions.
Sorbitol: Sugar alcohol derived from natural sources, found naturally in a variety of fruits including pears, peaches, prunes, cherries, plums, berries and apples as well as their juice acts as a moisturizing thickener & texturizer.
Talc: Used as an absorbent, anti-caking agent, and to improve the feel of the product. Talc is a naturally occurring mineral, mined from the earth, composed of magnesium, silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen.
Tocopherol: Family of vitamin E compounds naturally found in vegetable oils. Vitamin E oil works as an anti-oxidant to block free radicals from the body, combatting aging, reducing wrinkles and keeping skin youthful looking.
Trehalose: A sugar used as a moisturizer and flavouring agent.
Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate: Naturally derived chelating agent.
Vanillin: Complex blend of flavour and fragrance ingredients extracted from the seed pods of the vanilla orchid.
Zea Mays (Corn) Starch: From the corn plant, Zea Mays is used as absorbents, binders, opacifying agents, skin conditioning.