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A

 Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract

 Derived from Horse Chestnut seed

 What it does

  • Soothes the scalp and used as an anti-irritant
  • Does not cause buildup
  • May help repair hair damaged by hair dyes, constant heat, and other chemical treatments (perms, etc.)

 Who it's for

  • Those with irritated scalp
  • Those with damaged ends
  • Those who don't want buildup in their hair follicles

 Allantoin

 Derived from Comfrey plants and roots

 What it does

  • Alleviates skin irritation
  • Proclaimed as a skin protectant by the USFDA
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Anti-inflammatory

 Who it's for

  • Those with sensitive skin
  • Those with acne-prone/inflammation-prone skin

Arctium Majus Root Extract

Derived from Burdock roots

EWG

1

What it does

  • Anti-dandruff agent
  • Soothes irritated, itchy scalp
  • Prevents hair loss

Who it's for

  • Those with itchy, red scalp
  • Those with dandruff
  • Those who wish to slow down hair loss caused by aging

Arginine

Naturally-occuring amino-acids

EWG

1

What it does

  • Protects the skin against free radical damage (antioxidant)
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Promotes would healing

Who it's for

  • For all skin types


Ascorbic Acid

Naturally found in foods

EWG

1

What it does

  • Pure form of Vitamin C
  • A potent antioxidant
  • Promotes production of collagen
  • Helps reduce the look of age spots and hyperpigmentation

Who it's for

  • Those with age spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Those who want to start anti-aging early on

Note (Caution)

A high concentration of ascorbic acid can irritate the skin. So it needs to be formulated expertly to reduce irritation. 

Needs to be stored in UV-protective packaging

Ascorbyl Glucocide

Derived from ascorbic acid

EWG

1

What it does

  • Stabilized pure form of Vitamin C that converts to ascorbic acid once absorbed into the skin
  • Brightens the skin tone
  • Protects the skin against free radical damage

Who it's for

  • Those that want to brighten dull skin tone
  • Those looking for less irritating alternative to ascorbic acid

Note (Caution)

A high concentration of ascorbic acid can irritate the skin. So it needs to be formulated expertly to reduce irritation. 

Needs to be stored in UV-protective packaging

Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil

Derived from Avocado

EWG

1

Rich in

  • Omega 3 and 6 lineolic acids
  • Vitamins A, C, D, E (antioxidants)
  • Polyphenols (antioxidants)

What it does

  • Visibly calms the skin
  • Strengthens skin barrier
  • Nourishes the skin

Who it's for

  • Those with dry, dehydrated skin
  • Those with sensitive, irritated skin

B

Behentrimonium Methosulfate

Derived from Rapeseed oil

EWG

4

What it does

  • Detangles the hair without coating or causing a buildup
  • Can condition hair and roots
  • Can thicken hair

Who it's for

  • Those experiencing hair loss
  • Those with thin hair

Biotin

Naturally found in foods

Rich in

  • Also known as B7

Bisabolol

Derived from Bark of candeia tree or chamomileOr synethically in a lab

EWG

1

What it does

  • Soothes irritation
  • Promotes skin healing process
  • Increases penetration of antioxidants and other ingredients, helping the product perform more effectively

Who it's for

  • Those with sensitive, irritated skin

Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane

Synthetic

EWG

1

Rich in

  • Also known as avobenzone

What it does

  • Chemical sunscreen that offers superb protection against UVA, which is associated with skin aging, and UVB, which is associated with sun burning, by absorbing them

Who it's for

  • Those looking for broad-spectrum protection against the sun (UVA and UVB)

Butylene Glycol

Synthetic

EWG

1

Rich in

  • Also known as avobenzone

What it does

  • Effectively moisturizes the skin
  • Reduces dryness of the skin
  • Increases penetration of antioxidants and other ingredients, helping the product perform more effectively

Who it's for

  • Those with dry skin

C

Calcium Pantothenate

Derived from Vitamin B5 (calcium salt of pantothenic acid)

EWG

1

What it does

  • Improves hair texture by moisturizing it
  • Makes scalp and hair more resistant to environmental damage

Who it's for

  • Those who often apply heat to their hair
  • Those with dry scalp

Caprylyl Glycol

Naturally found or synthetically made

EWG

1

What it does

  • Hydrates the skin by attracting moisture to the skin (humectant)
  • Anti-microbial agent
  • Makes it easier to spread the product and get absorbed into the skin

Who it's for

  • Those with dry, mature skin
  • For all skin types except for those allergic to this ingredient

Cetearyl Alcohol

Naturally found or synthetically made

EWG

1

What it does

  • Moisturizes and soothes dry skin
  • Soften hair

Who it's for

  • Those with brittle hair
  • Those with dry and/or mature skin
  • For all skin types except for those allergic to this ingredient

Cetyl Alcohol

Reduced from palmitic acid

EWG

1

What it does

  • Helps protect the skin against bacteria and allergen
  • Improves dry, flaky skin
  • Helps maintain skin's natural barrier

Who it's for

  • For all skin types except for those allergic to this ingredient

Citric Acid

Naturally found in citrus fruits or synthetically made

EWG

2

What it does

  • Exfoliates upper layer of skin (dead skin cells)
  • Softens and soothes the skin
  • Stabilizes product

Citrulline

 Shown to occur in the fibrous protein of the inner root sheaths of hair follicles

EWG

1

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Naturally derived cleanser from coconut oil

EWG

5

What it does

  • Attaches to dirt to rinse away

Who it's for

  • For all scalp types

Note (Caution)

Two impurities aminoamide (AA) and 3-dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) could cause allergic reactions. High quality ingredient that we use does not include these impurities.

Cocamine Oxide

EWG

1

What it does

  • Reduces hair static
  • Gently cleanses the scalp and hair (and styling products) while conditioning the hair

Who it's for

  • For all scalp types

Coco-Glucoside

Naturally derived from palm kernel and glucose

EWG

1

What it does

  • Completely biodegradable
  • One of the mildest and gentle cleansing agent

Who it's for

  • For all skin and scalp types
  • For sensitive skin and scalp

D

Dextrin

Naturally derived from any starch source

EWG

1

What it does

  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Moisturizes the skin

Who it's for

  • For all skin types
  • For sensitive skin
  • For dry skin

E

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

Synethically made in lab

EWG

5

Rich in

  • Also known as octinoxate

What it does

  • Chemical sunscreen that offers superb protection against UVB, which is associated with sun burning, by absorbing them

Who it's for

  • Those looking for protection against the sunburning (UVB radiation)

Ethylhexyl Salicylate

Synethically made in lab

EWG

3

Rich in

  • Also known as octisalate

What it does

  • Chemical sunscreen that offers superb protection against UVB, which is associated with sun burning, by absorbing them

Who it's for

  • Those looking for protection against the sunburning (UVB radiation)

F

Ferulic Acid

EWG

2

Fomes Officinalis (Mushroom) Extract

Naturally-derived adaptogen

EWG

1

Rich in

  • Rich in B2

What it does

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Effectively tightens pores but does not dry out skin

Who it's for

  • All skin types
  • Especially acne-prone skin
  • Oily, dehydrated skin

G

Glycerin

Naturally-derived from plants, animals or petroleum

EWG

1

Rich in

  • Also known as glycerol
  • It is a humectant (hydrator)

What it does

  • Penetrates deep into the skin to draw moisture in (humectant)
  • Mimics skin's natural moisture factor (NMF), which protects our skin
  • Fortifies our skin barrier function
  • Heals wounds

Who it's for

  • All skin types
  • Oil-free
  • Non-comedogenic

Note (Caution)

The one used by us is USP Kosher certified vegetable glycerin.

Glyceryl Stearate

Naturally-derived from coconut

EWG

1

Rich in

  • It is an emollient.

What it does

  • Forms a barrier on the skin
  • Prevents moisture loss

Who it's for

  • All skin types
  • Oil-free
  • Non-comedogenic

Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil

Derived from Byproduct of winemaking

EWG

1

Rich in

  • It is an emollient.
  • Rich in Vitamin E and omega fatty acids

What it does

  • Fights acne and inflammation
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars
  • Fortifies skin barrier and softens the skin
  • High in antioxidants so fights off oxidation

Who it's for

  • All skin types
  • Non-comedogenic

Note (Caution)

  • The one used by us is food-grade, cold-pressed grapeseed oil, thus high in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties

H

Hyaluronic Acid

Naturally found in our bodies

EWG

1

Rich in

  • A humectant