Raspberry Seed is an extremely potent antioxidant, with powerful anti-inflammatory and UV photoprotective qualities. It has exceptionally high levels of alpha- and gamma-tocopherols, Vitamin A carotenoids, which stimulate skin cell repair, and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as linoleic, alpha linolenic acid, and oleic acids. Raspberry Seed is also filled with phytosterols & ellagic acid, which slow sun induced collagen loss and actually stimulates collagen building.
Green Tea is chock-full of polyphenols and is a potent antioxidant, ideally suited for sun care. Studies indicate it helps skin before, during, and after sun exposure, containing photoprotective and tumor blocking properties, as well as being an effective anti-inflammatory agent.
Astaxanthin, "the king of the carotenoids," is found in marine plants and animals (like plankton) and is recognized as being one of the most powerful natural antioxidants. It reduces free radicals in the body and significantly reduces the oxidative load in the body by protecting the cells against oxidation. Astaxanthin improves skin moisture levels, elasticity, and smoothness while reducing wrinkles, freckles, and spots.
Licorice Root is replete with an active compound called Glabridin, which removes blemishes evens out skin tone and improves blood flow, Licorice Root also contains licochalcone, which helps balance skin oils and fights acne.
Argan is widely considered one of most effective skin moisturizers on Earth. It is excellent for skin elasticity and smoothness and hydration, while also helping to manage skin oils and reduce pore clogging.
Apricot Kernel is a gentle and nourishing non-fragrant botanical oil. Its low molecular weight allows it to permeate the skin’s surface and nourish the lipid lamellar layers.
Jojoba is a nourishing wax ester from the Southwest. It is filled with broad spectrum fatty acids (linoleic, linolenic, arachodenic) and triglycerides. Jojoba is extremely stable and non-greasy. Because it relates well to natural skin lipids, it is non-clogging and does an excellent job of preventing trans-epidermal water loss.
Sunflower is rich in gamma linoleic acid (GLA), which allows it to be an excellent moisturizer while simultaneously preventing acne. Several studies have also shown it can assist cell regeneration and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Safflower is found to be ideal for improving the quality and texture of skin due to the abundance of linoleic acid. They combine with the sebum in human skin to unclog the pores and reduce rashes and acne. Safflower also facilitates the regeneration of new skin cells, leaving skin looking young and vibrant.
Avocado is filled with beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E, which help moisturize and protect your skin from damaging UV rays and also increase collagen metabolism, and have wound healing and antimicrobial properties
Vitamin E (tocopherol) is a potent antioxidant. Numerous studies have demonstrated its value in reducing oxidative stress, including stress from sun damage. In other words, it’s a crucial agent for scavenging free radicals from sun exposure, helping to prevent wrinkling and cancer, as well as aiding and repairing otherwise traumatized skin.
Glycerin is a humectant, which literally pulls moisture out of the air into your skin. It’s a critical component in a daily moisturizing regime.
Rosemary Oil has antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities that make it beneficial in efforts to eliminate eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne. Topical application of the essential oil or a regular massage with the oil helps in toning the skin and removing dryness. It can also give your skin a healthy, even glow when regularly applied, or when it is the main component of your moisturizers and other creams.
Beeswax is cultivated from bees that feast on organic flowers. Beeswax adds structure to products and is an excellent occlusive, which means it is effective in preserving the skin’s natural moisture. In technical terms, it prevents trans-epidermal water loss
Uncoated Non-Nano Zinc Oxide is a natural inert mineral. It is the only ingredient, natural or synthetic, that receives the highest rating for both UVA and UVB protection from the EPA. It is widely considered the least toxic, irritating and allergenic sunscreen active.
Iron Oxides are non-toxic, moisture resistant natural minerals graded safe for cosmetic use.