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Ingredient Benefits
Activated Charcoal
SUPER absorbant by design; "It works by attaching to toxins in the stomach and absorbing them before the bloodstream can. The theory behind including activated charcoal in beauty products is similar: It'll act like a magnet to attract and absorb dirt and oil" - allure (let's not quote anyone directly so we should paraphrase
African Black Soap Powder (Cocoa Pod Ash)
gently cleanses impurities + bacteria-fighting; Natural source of vitamins A & E, iron, and antioxidants; heals acne, eczema, psoriasis, fades skin discolorations, evens skin texture + tone
Aloe barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice soothing, antioxidant qualities, hydrating agent
Anhydroxylitol (anti-aging moisturizer) A natural, plant-derived ingredient that acts as a humectant to help skin absorb and retain moisture.
Avena sativa (Oat) Extract Portion of the oat plant that contains antioxidant and skin-soothing properties.
Avocado Oil
Emollient oil similar to other non-fragrant plant oils. It has antioxidant properties and is a good source of skin-replenishing fatty acids.
Camwood Bark a red powder that comes from the heart or core of the Camwood tree after peeling the bark; anti-inflammatory, antibacterial,
Caprylyl Glycol plant-derived skin conditioning agent used as a preservative to blend cosmetics
Castor Oil
Antimicrobial + anti-inflammatory helps reduce acne; rich in fatty acids, which enhance smoothness + softness and promote growth of healthy skin tissue;
Chondrus crispus (Irish Moss) Extract
Type of red algae; thickening, water-binding agent; antioxidant; contains proteins, vitamin A, iron, vitabmin B1 + more which are emollients, soothing agents + antioxidants
Citrus bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil Sometimes a skin irritant but we are using a V, V small amount; Volatile citrus oil that is a photosensitizer when used topically.
Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil disinfecting, antiseptic, tonic substance; a natural astringent that can reduce oil;
Cocoa Pod Ash Natural source of vitamins A & E and iron
Coconut Oil
Non-volatile, non-fragrant plant kernel oil whose high saturated fat content has emollient properties for skin; can block up to 20% of UV light and CBD also has photosynthesizing properties to protect the skin from sun damage (but we shouldn't encourage people to totally skip SPF (although I'd like to help them do so soon :)
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract Contain vitamin C, antioxidants and fatty acids; contains fragrance that is not irritating (rare)
Glycerin
Backbone of all animal fats and plant oils; helps skin attract and retain natural moisture; penetrates skin while permitting it to breathe (ours is plant derived) Plant-based from soybean, corn, canola, coconut, palm kernel oil or palm
Green Clay Extract detoxifies by absorbing oils + toxic substances; removes impurities from pores;
Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate Commonly used plant extract that can have potent antioxidant properties and some soothing properties; astringent
Helianthus annuus (Sunflower vit. DA,D,E) Seed Oil Gentle on skin; moisturizer; great source of vitamin E & antioxidants; treats acne, inflammation, general redness
Hemp seed Oil Full of essential fatty acids; high levels of vitamin E, (also look to courtney's text)
Lavender Oil Soothing; anti-inflammatory, antibacterial (small amounts to reduce chance of irritation)
Olive Oil
protective against eco damage; fatty acid content, some of which comes from the emollient squalene. Olive oil contains essential fatty acids dry skin needs, including oleic, palmitic, and linoleic acids. It also contains phenolic compounds that provide antioxidant benefit.
Opuntia ficus indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil
Contains insane amount of vitamin E, hydrating + skin renew (maybe use skin renew instead of antiaging if I put it anywhere); restores elasticity; stimulates cell renewal, tightens pores
Organic Cranberry Fruit Extract
antioxidants protect skin against environmental stressors, vitamin E, fatty acids (omega-3,-6,-9) only oil with the natural ratio of all 3 that help skin absorb nutrients + is moisturizing
Organic Neem Seed Oil detoxifies by absorbing oils + toxic substances; removes impurities from pores;
Organic Red Raspberry Fruit Extract
antioxidant from vitamin C, which encourages cell turnover and may reduce discoloration; antioxidant zeaxanthin has photoprotective action to protect skin from harmful rays (could be a useful way to describe this benefit for cannabidiol)
Palm Kernel Oil (sustainably sourced) Has emollient and antioxidant properties for skin; sustainably sourced
Polysorbate 20 Cleansing agent
Rosehip Seed Oil
"nature's retinol"; Improves complexion, smoothes fine lines, helpful for acne-prone skin; Omega-6 and vitamins A and C work to increase cell turnover
Shea Butter Moisturizer; reduces inflammation; treats acne/blemishes; provides relief to itchy/peeling skin
Terminalia ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract Vitamin C and other powerful antioxidants; fights bacterial, improves elasticity of skin
Tocopherol (vitamin E)
One of the most well-known and researched antioxidants for the body and for skin. Vitamin E occurs naturally in human skin, but can become depleted due to constant environmental exposure in the absence of sun protection.
Vaccinium corymbosum (Blueberry) Fruit Extract lots of antioxidants to shield skin from harmful free radicals; vitamins A, C + E; help skin produce collagen
Vegetable Glycerin See glycerin
Water everything's gotta have it, except the Nightcap ;)
White Willow Bark Powder
Contains salicylic acid, MAY BE: a natural exfoliant; MAY treat acne by helping skin shed dead cells and clear pores; is definitely soothing
Xylitylglucoside (sugar; moisturizing)
An ingredient derived from two water-binding plant sugars, xylitol and glucose. Its trade name is Aquaxyl. It works to improve skin moisturization by preventing water loss.