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Almond Oil (Sweet)

Sweet Almond Oil is rich in nutrients such as Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and extremely rich in vitamin E. It is a good moisturizer for all skin types, simply because it is very easily absorbed. Sweet Almond Oil is especially beneficial for dry and chapped skin. It is said to help relieve the dark under eye circles, and will also rehydrate the skin and reduce the fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Since Sweet Almond Oil is so high in vitamin E, it also helps to reduce inflammation and irritation of the skin, improving complexion and retaining a beautiful glow.

 

Apple Fiber Powder

Apples are high in naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acids, which have the ability to tone and tighten the skin. Adding this natural fruit powder is said to impart all of the skin firming benefits that apples have to offer. Alpha-hydroxy acids are also natural exfoliants with the ability to naturally and very gently get rid of dead skin on the skin's surface, revealing the fresh, new skin underneath.

 

 

Apricot Kernel Oil

A beautifully light oil, Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in gamma linoleic acid, or GLA, which comes from essential fatty acid omega-6. The GLA content in Apricot Kernel Oil helps skin to maintain its moisture balance. GLA also plays a role in firming and toning the skin. Additionally, Apricot Kernel Oil contains vitamin A and E, which soothe the skin and slow signs of aging. The nourishing properties of Apricot Kernel Oil have an anti-inflammatory effect and may soothe minor skin conditions such as eczema. It is especially good for dehydrated, delicate, mature or damaged skin.

 

Argan Oil

Often called liquid gold, Argan Oil is gaining popularity as a miracle ingredient. It has extremely high levels of Vitamin E and 80% fatty acids which make it perfect for healing many skin ailments as well as protecting against premature aging caused by oxidation by restoring the skin's hydro-lipid layer. The active substances called triterpenoids that occur in Argan Oil offer amazing skin protection benefits. These benefits include tissue healing (scars), anti-inflammatory, sun-protective, and disinfectant properties. The oil contains 80% unsaturated fatty acids and is more resistant to oxidation than olive oil. Argan Oil also contains 0.8% unsaponifiables (a large group of compounds also known as plant sterols or sterolins). Sterolins improve skin metabolism, reduce inflammation, and promote excellent moisture retention.

 

Blue Tansy Oil

Not only does Blue Tansy Oil work wonders on burned, irritated, inflamed or damaged skin, Blue Tansy Oil is rich with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It is said to have wonderful cell regenerative properties and has the ability to soothe the redness in skin. The beautiful blue color of Blue Tansy Oil comes from the oil Azulene which is derived from the Blue Tansy flowers as they are steam distilled and subject to heat.

 

Calendula Oil

Calendula Oil also known as pot marigold or garden marigold, has been used for centuries to heal wounds and skin irritations. Calendula has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, anti-fungal, antiviral, and immunostimulant properties making it useful for disinfecting and treating minor wounds, cuts, scrapes, chapped or chafed  skin, bruises, burns, acne, bee stings, and other minor irritations and infections of the skin. Calendula Oil stimulates the production of collagen at the wound sites to help minimize scarring and assist with stretch marks.

 

Camellia Seed Oil

The molecular weight of the oil is an almost identical match for skin, allowing it to absorb quickly and thoroughly. Camellia Seed Oil has more naturally-occurring antioxidants than almost any other botanically derived oil. Praised as the beauty secret of the Geishas, this very precious oil has been recognized for centuries in Eastern Asia for its highly restorative and rejuvenating effect on skin. Camellia Seed Oil has an outstanding moisture retaining ability and is one of the most rapidly absorbed plant oils. The unique make-up of this oil allows it to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin, leaving it smooth and supple. The non-drying and non-clogging oil is very rich in mono-saturated essential fatty acids. It is particularly high in oleic acid that exceeds the level of olive oil. Camellia Seed Oil contains vitamins, A, B, and E and various minerals, P, Zn, Ca, Fe, Mn, and Mg. Furthermore, this oil possesses a unique active constituent known as Squalene which is also an important component of the skin's natural emollient system. A deficiency of squalene can result in dry skin and premature aging, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. It smooths rough and flaky skin, soothes and calms easily irritated skin, and blocks out ultra violet rays. Used regularly, pure unrefined Camellia Seed Oil will help to maintain and restore harmony, protect from age spots and increased pigmentation. Used around the eyes and mouth, it softens wrinkles and tiny maturity lines.  For men, it makes a wonderful skin soother after shaving. Applied regularly it will keep the skin conditioned and aids in preventing shaving burns.

 

Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot Seed Oil is a true powerhouse in the anti-aging category! Carrot Seed Oil is rich in Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. Vitamins A, C, and E, all are anti-oxidants that reduce free radicals (from sun damage and environmental toxins) associated with premature aging. Vitamin C also plays a role in stabilizing collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Both Vitamins E and B improve moisture for increased elasticity and smoothness. With these rich properties, Carrot Seed Oil stimulates cell growth, moisturizes, tones, and increases the skins elasticity. Scientists believe the oil's fantastic ability to rejuvenate skin has to do with 'carotol', a primary component found in Carrot Seed Oil. It is this ability that makes Carrot Seed Oil a great anti-aging ingredient. If skin is dry or oily, like many essential oils, Carrot Seed Oil has the ability to balance both. It gives skin just enough moisture without clogging pores, making it perfect for all skin types. In fact, anyone with dull, lifeless skin should definitely look for Carrot Seed Oil in their skin care products.

 

Castor Oil

Castor oil is detoxifying and helps to break up oils on the face that clog glands and pores. It contains a compound called Undecylenic acid, which can help to disinfect the skin and even kill bacteria that cause skin conditions such as acne. Castor Oil can be very moisturizing and can even soften dry skin and rough age spots. It is an excellent skin emollient and even helps with skin conditions like dermatitis, which can cause severely rough, dry skin. Castor Oil can also help to cleanse the skin of dead skin cells that are clogging the sebaceous glands. Rubbing castor oil on the skin helps to pull out impurities in the pores. This can help to decrease breakouts on the skin that are often caused by these clogged glands.

 

Cherry Kernel Oil

Cherry Kernel Oil possesses a remarkable ability to nourish, moisturize, and improve skin elasticity, and tone. It also balances pH and after application, the skin will feels soft and smooth. Cherry Kernel Oil is a stable emollient oil, high in oleic acid, and contains natural antioxidants, alpha, delta and gamma tocopherols plus vitamins A & E. It helps many skin conditions: dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, and wrinkles. It also contains a polyunsaturated fatty acid called eleostearic, a conjugated linolenic acid that prevents UV absorption by forming a barrier on the surface of the skin. Cherry Kernel Oil is said to reduces wrinkles and fine lines.

 

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter, also called Cacao Butter, is the cream-colored fat extracted from cacao seeds (cocoa beans) and used to add flavor, scent, and smoothness to chocolate, cosmetics, tanning oil, soap, and a multitude of topical lotions and creams. Cocoa Butter has been called the ultimate moisturizer, and has been used to keep skin soft and supple for centuries. It is one of the most stable, highly concentrated natural fats known, and melts at body temperature so that it is readily absorbed into the skin. Cocoa Butter is often recommended for treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. When applied topically, it creates a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment and also helps retain moisture.

Cocoa butter contains a large proportion of minerals including calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper, and iron, all of which are in a highly bioavailable form that render them more effective than commercial vitamin supplements. It also contains tryptophan, involved in the formation of serotonin, the 'feel good' neurotransmitter, it is brain food as well as food for your skin!

Cocoa Butter contains a number of different antioxidants that can kill off a wide range of different free radicals that destroy skin cells and lead to premature aging. This makes it an ideal skin care product. Free radicals destroy cells, they are organic molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage, and possibly some diseases. They destroy cells through oxidation, which antioxidants can prevent. Cocoa Butter contains Vitamin E, which is a strong antioxidant - the strongest of all the antioxidant vitamins in fact, and can easily kill off hydrogen peroxide and any other oxidizing agent. 

 

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil provides deep and real moisture. As well as hydrating the skin and preventing unwanted dryness, Coconut Oil helps make skin feel softer. Despite being an oil, Coconut Oil will not make skin oily. This natural oil improves the condition of the skin in a number of ways. Its high moisture-retaining capacity helps prevent skin from drying out. Its nutrient content nourishes the skin deep down. Its antioxidant properties help combat the effects of harmful free radicals. And its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal capabilities help reduce the risk of infections. Another huge benefit of Coconut Oil is that it helps minimize wrinkles by promoting collagen production and replacement.

 

CoQ10

CoQ10 has at least two important roles in the body. First, it is one of the essential cogs in the biochemical machinery that produces biological energy (ATP) inside the cells. Second, CoQ10 is an antioxidant. It helps neutralize harmful free radicals, which are one of the causes of aging. Under perfect conditions, the body can produce as much CoQ10 as it needs. However, various factors, such as aging, stress and some medications, can lower the levels of CoQ10 in the body. As a result, the ability of cells to withstand stress and regenerate declines. Unfortunately, the levels of CoQ10 in the body almost inevitably decline with age. In fact, CoQ10 is regarded as one of the most accurate biomarkers of aging since its decline correlates so well with the aging process. In most people over thirty, levels of CoQ10 in the skin are below optimum, resulting in lesser ability to produce collagen, elastin, and other important skin molecules. CoQ10-depleted skin may be more prone to the damage by free radicals, which are particularly abundant in the skin since it is exposed to the elements. Thus, CoQ10 may boost skin repair and regeneration and reduce free radical damage. CoQ10 is a small molecule that can relatively easily penetrate into skin cells.

 

Frankincense Essential Oil

Ancient peoples are believed to have used Frankincense Oil to beautify the skin. Frankincense Oil promotes regeneration of healthy cells and also keeps the existing cells and tissues healthy. When you combine this aspect of Frankincense Oil with its powerful astringent capabilities, you have a potent anti-aging quality for which Frankincense Oil is often used. It can help to eliminate sun spots, remove micro-wrinkles around the eyes and cheeks, and generally tone and tighten skin all over the body, while simultaneously replacing old or dying cells with new, healthy ones.

 

Geranium Oil

Geranium Oil has a long history as an ingredient used in fine cosmetics because it can be used on dry, oily or even sensitive skin. Properties of the plant help to increase blood circulation and skin elasticity. Collagen stimulation increases with its consistent application. Geranium Oil has cytophyletic properties, meaning that it can stimulate cellular regeneration in the skin, and encourage dead skin cells to be recycled and new cells to be created, the result is more radiant skin. Geranium Oil used alone or as an ingredient in skin care products can prevent sagging and loose skin. Moreover, its astringent benefits can help prevent wrinkles from forming, making it perfect for use in anti-aging.

Geranium Oil can help scars and skin spots to fade, helping create clearer, healthier skin. In addition, Geranium Oil is a proven acne and acne scar fighter, and as a natural botanical ingredient, it can gently minimize breakouts. It can also ease the symptoms of other skin conditions, such as eczema and dermatitis.

 

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit Essential Oil, rich in vitamin C, fights against the activity of free radicals and is a strong antioxidant. Topical application of Grapefruit Essential Oil can boost the skin's regenerative abilities and protect from harm done by various oxidants and toxins. Grapefruit Essential Oil can get rid of excessive oiliness, dryness, and blemishes. It can also keep your skin smooth and silky. The antiseptic and astringent properties of grapefruit are beneficial to oily scalps, oily complexions, and clogged pores.

 

Hemp Seed Butter

Hemp Seed Butter is produced from the oil of one of the world's most nutritious seeds, has been used as a beauty product for 3,000 years. Hemp Seed Butter, which is from the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa), contains all of the 21 known amino acids. Hemp seeds are made up of 24% protein, and contain the perfect balance of essential fatty acids. 

Hemp seeds contain a high concentration of many skin-friendly vitamins, including the antioxidant vitamin E, which encourages healthy skin-tissue growth, and vitamin C. An essential building block of collagen, vitamin C gives skin elasticity and an even tone, and it is also considered to be a skin brightener. Hemp Seed Butter's vitamin-B content encourages firmer skin by providing beneficial fatty acids. 

 

Honey Powder

Honey Powder is a natural dried honey. Honey is a humectant, when it is in skincare products it will prevent the loss of moisture from the skin. Honey is also said to have antiseptic and healing qualities, because of honey's amazing ability to heal, it is very successfully being used in many hospitals to heal wounds that are hard to heal by other methods.

 

Horsetail Butter    

The Horsetail plant has a very different and unusual root, shoot, and stem system that enables it to absorb and store silicon and other minerals, something that many other plants cannot do. A typical Horsetail plant can contain up to 15 percent vegetal silica. Silica is one of those essential nutrients our bodies need in order to function properly. Just as our bodies need essential fatty acids or water, our bodies also need silica. We have a natural store of silica in all of our connective tissue which depletes during the day through normal body functioning. We also lose silica as we age and that's when we begin to experience the signs of aging. Those who have adequate amounts of silica in the body have beautiful skin, healthy hair, strong nails, and healthy joints. In fact, newborn babies have the greatest amount of silica reserves. When Horsetail is applied topically, it can greatly aid in the healing of wounds and burns and has a softening and smoothing effect on the skin. Mineral-rich Horsetail contains the building blocks needed for collagen and elastin synthesis and the silicon present will link any collagen produced, greatly enhancing the rebuilding of connective tissues in the epidermis. Horsetail also contains flavonoids and saponins which help rebuild and regenerate skin cells.

 

Jojoba Oil

Extracted from the seed of the jojoba tree (which is native to states in the Southwestern U.S.), Jojoba Oil is actually not oil at all but rather a waxy substance that is very similar to human skin oil, also known as sebum. Because it's so similar to our skin's natural oil, it is thought that jojoba oil can trick the skin into thinking it's producing enough oil, which helps balance oil production. Jojoba Oil is rich in natural fats that mimic those in the outer layer of the skin. This means it can help the skin retain moisture and heal itself. When applied directly to the skin, Jojoba Oil has been known to help with acne, psoriasis, sunburn, and chapped skin. In its oil form, jojoba makes a great moisturizer and reduces natural moisture loss from skin. Research has shown that Jojoba Oil is absorbed very rapidly by the skin. Loaded with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin E, and sterols (lipid-like compounds that reduce inflammation and improve skin metabolism), Jojoba Oil is great for skin. 

 

Lavender Essential Oil  

Lavender Essential Oil is perhaps one of the gentlest of all essential oils, unlike most oils, which must be diluted before applying, Lavender Essential Oil can be applied 'neat' to the skin. Lavender Essential Oil has strong antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, this helps to reduce scarring and speeds healing of the skin. It is also a wonderful anti-inflammatory. When inflammation of the skin is reduced, there is less redness and blotchiness, allowing the complexion to be more evenly colored. One of Lavender Essential Oil's most important properties is its ability to act as a circulatory stimulant. When the circulatory system is enhanced by the use of this essential oil, the increase in blood flow means more nutrients are being delivered to the skin along with much needed oxygen to the cells. This is essential to healthier cells, and the rejuvenation of cells.

 

Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh Essential Oil is a valuable oil and one that has been treasured by almost every civilization for over 4,000 years. It helps support the skin's natural regenerative process and is beneficial for mature skin, sun damaged skin, skin with dry patches, and for areas of poor texture and tone. It supports skin healing and can be helpful for wounds, chapped and cracked skin, acne, and most other skin conditions.

 

Olive Oil

Olive Oil, pressed from the fruit of the olive tree, has been used for beauty for thousands of years. Olive oil is very rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids and its chemical structure is very close to the skin's natural oil. Due to its high antioxidant levels, it can help prevent skin aging and the occurrence of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. Olive Oil can help improve skin tone, help fade scars and balance the oils in the skin, turning even oily skin into 'balanced' skin.

 

Palm Butter

Considered to have an extraordinarily high level of tocopherols, Palm Butter is 40 to 50 times stronger in oxidative stability. Palm Butter may be used to aid in free radical scavenging, cell regeneration, and to assist in moisturizing after exposure to the sun or other harsh elements. Like coconut oil, the oil of Palm possesses a high percentage of lauric acid. Lauric acid is a antiviral and antibacterial fatty acid.

*Palm Butter primarily comes from Malaysia and Indonesia and as demand increases globally, palm plantations expand to increase production, primarily by deforestation of the rainforests in the area. In response to this growing concern of non-regulated expansion, producers and users of palm oils formed the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The goal of this group was to develop a strategy, guideline and even an inspection and certification system for palm Plantations throughout the world.

The objective is to be able to show that these certified palm plantations are, in fact, sustainable and are not practicing deforestation to expand their productivity. All the approved suppliers of Palm Butter of our vendor are members of this RSPO group.

 

Palm Kernel Oil

Palm Kernel Oil contains the hard to find toctrienols, which are members of the vitamin E family. Its deep moisturizing properties leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and supple, so it's especially great for those with dry skin. It contains re-fattening agents that help to restore skin's natural oils. It is also great for the treatment of skin ailments such as psoriasis, eczema, stretch marks and scars. Palm Kernel Oil is antibactrial and is good for the outbreaks of acne.

*Palm Kernel Oil primarily comes from Malaysia and Indonesia and as demand increases globally, palm plantations expand to increase production, primarily by deforestation of the rainforests in the area. In response to this growing concern of non-regulated expansion, producers and users of palm oils formed the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The goal of this group was to develop a strategy, guideline and even an inspection and certification system for palm Plantations throughout the world.

The objective is to be able to show that these certified palm plantations are, in fact, sustainable and are not practicing deforestation to expand their productivity. All the approved suppliers of Palm Kernel Oil of our vendor are members of this RSPO group.

 

Palm Oil

Palm Oil has been used in beauty products for over 5,000 years. Its health benefits are numerous, and additional benefits continue to be discovered. Palm Oil contains the hard to find toctrienols, which are members of the vitamin E family. The common form of vitamin E, tocopherol, has long been used to treat many skin ailments and is found in many anti-aging products. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that helps the skin to fight free radicals that damage the skin and cause fine lines and wrinkles. As a stronger antioxidant than tocopherols, toctrienols have been proven to be even more effective in preventing aging and damage from free radicals. Used topically, as with tocopherol, toctrienols are able to penetrate deep into the skin's layers to enable healing and protection from the base up.

*Palm Oil primarily comes from Malaysia and Indonesia and as demand increases globally, palm plantations expand to increase production, primarily by deforestation of the rainforests in the area. In response to this growing concern of non-regulated expansion, producers and users of palm oils formed the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The goal of this group was to develop a strategy, guideline and even an inspection and certification system for palm Plantations throughout the world.

The objective is to be able to show that these certified palm plantations are, in fact, sustainable and are not practicing deforestation to expand their productivity. All the approved suppliers of Palm Oil of our vendor are members of this RSPO group.

 

Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli Essential Oil prevents wrinkles and encourages the regeneration of skin cells. It can also be used to tone and tighten sagging skin, fade scars, and aid in the healing of wounds. It is appropriate for use on dry skin and can be used to balance and regulate oily skin.

 

Pomegranate Seed Oil

The regenerative power of Pomegranate Seed Oil is one of the most exciting areas in today's skin care research. A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, found that Pomegranate Seed Oil stimulates keratinocytes, which are the major cells found in the epidermis–the outer layer of the skin. Helping to regenerate these cells may actually help reverse past damage to revive skin and reveal a newer and more youthful appearance.

Pomegranate Seed Oil is also:

  • Anti-inflammatory: One of the main things that ages our skin is inflammation, which can be caused by a number of things, including the sun, diet, and exposure to toxins. Pomegranate Seed Oil has a unique polyunsaturated acid called punicic acid–an omega 5 fatty acid–that has strong anti-inflammatory powers.
  • Antioxidant: Just like the pomegranate fruit is prized for its high antioxidant content, the seed oil is the also coveted for its antioxidant protection. By fending off damaging free radicals, the oil keeps skin looking young day after day. It can also provide some protection against sun exposure. So strong are these protective effects that a 2003 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that Pomegranate Seed Oil significantly decreased the incidence of skin cancer in mice exposed to cancer-causing chemicals.
  • Moisturizing: Like most natural oils, Pomegranate Seed Oil also hydrates skin, penetrating easily and deeply to create lasting, healthy moisture that won't feel greasy or create shininess. It's perfect for all types of skin, even acne-prone skin.
  • Soothing: Because of all its properties together, Pomegranate Seed Oil provides soothing, hydrating relief for those with extra dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, and sunburned skin. The anti-inflammatory properties calm redness and irritation, the natural moisturizers hydrate, and the magical regeneration properties help heal wounds and restore skin health.

Rice Bran Oil   

Also known as rice bran extract, Rice Bran Oil is the oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice. Full of antioxidants, vitamins B and E, and wonderful natural emollients, this ingredient not only hydrates skin, but protects from UV rays and helps ward off the signs of aging. The main benefit of Rice Bran Oil to the skin is its wonderful deep-moisturizing capability. This is due to its combination of vitamin E and fatty acids, which go deep into skin to improve its ability to hold onto hydration. It's recommended as an alternative to the popular lanolin for helping to soothe irritable and alligator skin.

Concerned if you have oily skin? Try it anyway. Rice bran oil is light and penetrates easily, so it's not likely to increase the oiliness of your skin.

With all its natural components, Rice Bran Oil is considered an anti-aging secret in Japan. It's actually a high compliment to tell a Japanese woman that she is a rice bran beauty. Rice Bran Oil also contains Squalane, which is a natural organic compound that helps with the synthesis of cholesterol and vitamin D in the human body, and is also a natural fat produced by human skin cells. By helping to replenish our supply of Squalane, Rice Bran Oil helps the skin naturally regenerate itself, leading to younger, fresher looking skin.

The benefits don't stop there! Rice bran oil has a slight anti-melanin property that helps protect from the sun and brighten skin, helping to fade dark spots and smooth skin tone. Antioxidants like beta-carotene and lycopene protect from free radical damage, and enzymes like CoQ10 infuse the skin with active components that help it maintain its youthful glow.

 

Rosehip Oil

The benefits of Rosehip Oil are due to its amazing collection of ingredients, all of which have powerful properties to help regenerate and brighten skin. In fact, it is one of the most multifaceted natural oils as it contains over 500 natural ingredients. Some of the most well known ingredients are natural vitamin A (also known as Retinol or Transretinoic acid). This is very effective to help avoid premature aging as a result of excessive sun exposure. It also contains lycopene and beta-carotene, both of which are potent antioxidants and protect against damage from free radicals and skin aging. One of the reasons that Rosehip Oil is so beneficial to skin is that it is rich in fatty acids including omega 3, 6 and 9. These are fundamental to ensure healthy skin but the body is unable to produce them.

 

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil is an anti-aging must since it contains naturally powerful antioxidants which inhibit the activities of free radicals and slow the effects of aging due to the Bioflavonoids present in the tannic acids and extracts. Rosemary Essential Oil is also a powerhouse in anti-aging skincare due to its powerful regenerating, rejuvenating, and stimulating activities. This oil has skin lightening effects and helps to naturally correct age spots. It also helps to tone and tighten sagging and loose skin to help it look firmer and more elastic. Additionally, Rosemary Essential Oil stimulates biological activity and cell growth to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It stimulates blood flow which helps to improve the complexion while allowing nutrients to effectively reach the skin and remove waste products and toxins.

 

Shea Butter

Shea Butter absorbs rapidly into the skin without leaving a greasy feel. It contains high elements of anti-oxidants and vitamins A, E, and F which are the elements necessary to ward off many skin conditions. Furthermore, these vitamins also give Shea Butter its anti-inflammatory, healing, and therapeutic properties. Vitamins A and E stimulate and regenerate skin cells, providing skin rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits. Shea Butter penetrates deeply into the skin and works to restore skin elasticity and nourish dry, cracked, and sun damaged skin from the inside out. Shea Butter stimulates cell reproduction which makes it an excellent anti-aging cream. Shea Butter can prevent wrinkling and can act as a remedy for sunburned skin.

 

Squalane  

Naturally occurring in our own bodies Squalane, is among the most common lipids produced by human skin cells, making up approximately 10 percent of our sebum. On the skin's surface it acts as a barrier, both protecting the skin from moisture loss and providing a shield for the body from environmental toxins. Internally, the liver produces Squalane as a precursor to cholesterol.

The body's Squalane levels start declining when we're in our 20s. Applying Squalane will lubricate the skin's surface and can help achieve a softer texture and smoother appearance. The lightweight, odorless liquid has antibacterial properties and can be effective in treating the symptoms of eczema. Acne sufferers can reduce excess oil production by using it as a spot treatment to balance the complexion. Over time, using Squalane can reduce wrinkles, eliminate scars, reverse UV damage, lighten freckles, and erase skin pigmentation while fighting free radicals.

 

Sunflower Butter

Sunflower Butter is very high in oleic (monounsaturated) acid and is usually defined as having a minimum 80 percent oleic acid. Sunflower Butter contains vitamins A, C, D, and E, a high linoleic acid content, and few saturated fatty acids. This oil is easily absorbed and can be used on all skin types. Its high vitamin E content makes it especially helpful for delicate and dry skin. It has a protective effect on the skin and is healing when applied to leg ulcers, bruises, and skin diseases.

 

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower Oil retains moisture, and therefore prevents skin from drying out. Dry skin is more likely to develop wrinkles and age than skin which is kept moisturized. Sunflower Oil is high in vitamins A, C, D, and E all of which have protective qualities for the skin. Studies have shown that Sunflower Oil may help to protect the skin of infants born prematurely whose skin is more susceptible to skin infection and disease.

 

Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Sweet Orange Essential Oil has a number of beauty benefits. It increases the production of collagen, which is necessary for the health of the skin. It reduces puffiness and removes fine lines from the skin. Sweet Orange Essential Oil discourages the formation of wrinkles, hence delaying aging. It promotes blood flow toward the skin and brings a natural radiance to it.

 

Tamanu Oil

Tamanu Oil is a product of the Tamanu tree (Calophyllum tacamahaca), which is native to the island of Tahiti but can also be found in other tropical areas. Natives believed the Tamanu tree was a sacred gift of nature and that gods hid in its branches. It was their answer to skin protection from the hot sun, high humidity, and ocean winds. Tamanu Oil is one of the most effective agents in promoting the formation of new tissue, thereby accelerating wound healing and the growth of healthy skin, it is an extremely powerful skin regenerator. It also has antineuralgic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic, and antioxidant properties. This oil can amazingly infiltrate all three layers of skin (the epidermis, dermis, and hydrodermis) and this penetrative capacity explains its regenerative, restructuring, and hydrating effects.

 

Vitamin E Tocopherols

Vitamin E is both a nutrient and antioxidant, and the oil in its purest form is extremely versatile. Known as tocopherol, it has a light brown/reddish hue. Studies show that Vitamin E (or often known as, Tocopherol) has very specific benefits to the skin. It protects the skin from environmental pollution and against UV radiation. It is an excellent moisturizer and contains powerful anti-inflammatory action, this can prevent the signs of premature aging, as inflammatory conditions in the skin is a leading cause of skin aging. It also has excellent wound healing properties. In addition to all of these excellent qualities, Vitamin E enhances and helps with the penetration of other beneficial nutrients into the skin and is itself well absorbed.

 

Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil

This essential oil has a balancing and stimulating effect on skin, it can help with overly dry and overly oily skin. Ylang-Ylang also balances the secretion of sebum.