We take pride in our products. We purchase only the finest ingredients to produce the best for you. We never test on animals and we take this into consideration when we source our ingredients. When we purchase our raw materials, we work hard on building relationships with fair trade, ethically sourced, and cruelty free companies. Therefore, we have a short list of approved vendors.
We use certain oils and butters for their various benefits. We have highlighted a few of our favorites to help inform and to explain why we use them. This is not meant to be medical information, but easy to understand information.
24K Gold: Gold not only gives skin a beautiful, glowing, and youthful appearance but is also beneficial in many ways. It slows down the collagen depletion, increases skin's elasticity, lightens the skin's complexion, stimulates the cells making the skin firm, improves blood circulation, and prevents premature aging. 24K Gold is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. It can calm acne inflammation, reduce skin redness, and protect against free radicals that lead to wrinkles and sun damage. We use Gold in our Shimmery Peach Lip Balm and Rejuvenating Face Oil (Little Pots of Gold!)!
Pearl Powder: Pearl powder is used in beauty for a number of purposes. It can be used to lighten and brighten the skin, as it is said to reduce the activation of tyrosinase and also add luminosity to the skin. It is also known to have antioxidant properties and protect the skin from free radical stress! It is also used as a treatment for acne. Some studies have claimed that pearl powder can stimulate the skin's fibroblasts, help regenerate collagen, and accelerate healing of certain skin conditions. We use Pearl Powder in our Illuminating Face Oil and our Enzyme Face Cleansing Powder!
Virgin Organic PRICKLY PEAR OIL : (Rated: 0-1)*
Prickly Pear comes from the flower of the cactus that is native to the United States, Mexico and South America; and contains skin-softening vitamin E and vitamin K to reduce dark circles. It combats the free radicals and helps to stimulate the cellular renewal process. It has skin brightening and tightening components and is considered to be a fountain-of-youth elixir! It has anti-inflammatory properties, is ideal for soothing irritated and sensitive skin. It also is high in oleic and linoleic acid (which helps to stimulate skin and hair growth) when the two come together, skin becomes clearer and smoother, more illuminated! This is why we use it in our Illuminating Face Serum and our Face & Beard Oil!
Virgin Organic POMEGRANATE SEED OIL: (Rated: 0-1)*
Pomegranate seed oil is a fantastic anti-aging oil high in Vitamin C and anti-oxidants which contribute to fresher, younger looking skin. It also contains punic acid which is shown to regenerate skin layers, and improve skin tone and elasticity while reducing inflammation. It is also known to be anti-microbial, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory. This oil, packs a fabulous punch! Check it out in our Rejuvenating Face Serum, Illuminating Face Serum, and our Face and Beard Oils!
BAOBAB OIL: (Rated: 1-2)*
It is excellent for softening skin and helping heal any imperfections due to its antioxidants, ample amounts of vitamin A, B, and C, along with omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. It also contains magnesium, potassium, and calcium. You find this restorative oil in our Rejuvenating Face Oil.
ROSEHIP OIL: (Rated: 1)*
We love Rosehip Oil! It’s full of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids** that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, all while reducing scars and fine lines. Rich in vitamin C, it works well as an anti-inflammatory oil that helps reduce redness, calm rosacea, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Having a slight astringency, Rosehip oil is considered a "dry" oil, soaking into the skin easily, leaving no greasy residue. We love this oil for our face and neck area! We use this in our Balancing Face Wash, our Anti-Aging Face Oil, Rejuvenating Face Serum, Illuminating Face Serum and our Face & Beard Oils and various products.
ARGAN OIL: (Rated: 0)*
More commonly known as “Moroccan Oil”, nourishing and healing as it is rich in vitamins A and E (tocopherol). It is packed with antioxidants, Omega-6 (linoleic acid), helps to boost cell growth while promoting healthy hair and skin! Argan oil helps lock in moisture, and if you have oily skin, Argan oil helps reduce oil production. Try this in all our Face Serums (see our Face Collection), Face & Beard Oils, and Nail & Cuticle Oil Pen which can also be used to help smooth any fly away hairs!
SHEA BUTTER: (Rated: 0-2)*
This butter in its unrefined form is a natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and has also some UV protection (we still recommend a mineral sunscreen)! It has a creamy consistency with a nutty smell. It helps strengthens and heal the skin. Do you have dry skin? Problem areas on elbows, dry feet, ashy skin? Vitamins A, E and F maintain the skin and keep it clear and healthy. The Vitamin A in Shea Butter is important for improving skin conditions, including blemishes, wrinkles, eczema, and dermatitis! Have you ever suffered from a rash, sunburn, excessive dry skin, dry peeling lips, or insect bites? Shea Butter’s properties can help, which is why we use it in our Whipped Body Butters, Lip Balms, Lotion Bars and Lotion Sticks (great for gifts and personalized boxes) and other products which are fantastic and a little goes a long way!
COCOA BUTTER: (Rated: 3-4)*
It’s naturally rich in antioxidants, high in oleic, and stearic acid and helps keep skin soft and supple. This helps your skin to retain moisture by providing a breathable barrier to protect sensitive skin against environmental stress and free radicals. It smells just like chocolate! We love to use it in our body butters, lotions, and lip balms.
COCONUT OIL: (Rated: 3-4)*
It's a natural antibacterial oil, an excellent moisturizer for the skin, it can penetrate the hair better than other oils, and, well, it smells like cookies! We use only organic, unrefined, ethically sourced coconut oil to get the best of the plant. The MCTs (including lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid) have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties that make it beneficial for immune support. We love to use this multipurpose oil in our sugar and salt body scrubs, body butters, and more!
ROSE WATER: We make our Rose Water from organic, pesticide free roses from a local florist. Our Rose Water is not only a refreshing mist for your face, hair, and body, it is an anti-inflammatory! It soothes your skin and has a rich source of antioxidants, which can help strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue. It’s also a great choice for sensitive skin. It’s a light moisturizer (humectant) and we use it in a few of our products such as our Rose Facial Mist and Clarifying Toner and custom facial products!
0 - won’t clog pores at all
1 - very low likelihood they will clog pores
2 - moderately low likelihood
3 - moderate likelihood
4 - fairly high likelihood
5 - high likelihood of clogging pores
** Fatty acids Omega 3, 6, and 9 (linolenic, linoleic, and oleic acids) helps to fight aging of the skin.
***Vitamin A is known to reduce acne flare-ups.