Ingredient Glossary

Solvents:

Water - used as a solvent, dissolves ingredients to help provide the skin benefits

Lavender Hydrosol - soothes skin, is refreshing, provides relief, helps balance skin, and more

Honeyquat - cleansing agent, improves skin texture and helps soothe

Aloe Vera Juice - can strengthen, moisturize, and soothe skin



Humectants: 

Glycerin - humectant (draws moisture to skin), that helps hydrate the skin


Surfactants:


Cocamidopropyl Betaine - mild surfactant, increases mildness in cleansing ability when combined w/ other surfactants, provides a great lather/foam

Sodium 14-16 Olefin Sulfonate - mild cleansing agent that cleanses without being harmful, provides great lather





Preservatives:

Optiphen - preservative, helps protect product from mold/bacteria

Liquid Germall Plus - natural, broad spectrum preservative 




Thickener/Stabilizers:


Xanthan Gum - natural sugar-based thickener

Stearic Acid - fatty acid used as emollient/emulsifier, protect skin from water loss

Beeswax - anti-inflammatory, high in vitamin A, helps add protective barrier to skin, helps thicken product 

Actives:

Citric Acid - promotes exfoliation and cell turnover, a good source of antioxidants, adds to stability in formulations

Hyaluronic Acid - retains moisture, reduces wrinkles, absorbs quickly, can speed up skin healing 


Antioxidants:

Vitamin E Oil - antioxidant that protects cells from free radicals. It helps maintain skin health, promotes growth of new skin, soothes skin, keeps skin fresh 




Carrier Oils: 

Sunflower Oil - helps to unclog pores, soothes and protects skin, can help even skin tone and texture 

Grapeseed Oil - lightweight, fast-absorbing oil

Almond Oil - Rich in Vitamin D, contains fatty acids and antioxidants, treats dry skin, can improve condition of acne, 

Castor Oil - contains antioxidants, is antibacterial, moisturizes skin, full of fatty acids 

Shea Butter - excellent moisturizer that can soothe skin 




Emulsifier:

Polysorbate 80 -  is used as a surfactant, emulsifier, and solubilizer, helping to produce smooth, easy to apply skincare and body care products.

Emulsifying Wax - emulsifier used to thicken cream

Extracts:

Apple Cider Vinegar Extract - can kill bacteria and fight odor