Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is produced from the fermentation of the apple juice and helps to restore the skin’s natural acidity and pH balance and it closes pores. It also helps combat the ravages of alkaline soaps and the build-up of chemically saturated beauty products. It works on all skin types, keeping the skin soft and fresh.
(Pro Vitamin B5) – DL Panthenol is a humectant, emollient and moisturizer. It binds to the hair shaft and is a readily used in shampoos and hair conditions. It coats the hair and seals its surface; lubricating the hair shaft and making strands appear shiny. Studies have shown DL-Panthenol has an anti-inflammatory effect. When used in formulations over the course of three to four weeks, it has the potential to improve the appearance of the skin, including dryness, roughness, and scaling. Its moisturizing properties improve hydration, reducing water loss and maintaining skin elasticity and softness.
(vegetable) – Glycerin has long been studied for its moisturizing abilities. Used as a humectant, solvent and emollient, glycerin absorbs moisture from the air; this ability ensures that a product stays moisturized, even if its cap is left off. Glycerin also improves the texture of products, making them smooth and spreadable.
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea has natural antioxidants that help fight damage caused by free radicals. Animal studies have showed protection from skin cancer. Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that topical green tea formulations reduce sun damage. Very preliminary studies show that green tea topically may inhibit enzymes whose excessive activity contributes to age-related degradation of the skin matrix.
(rosemarinus ohicinalis) – This extract is taken from the leaves and stems of the plant. It improves circulation and has strong antioxidant activity. It is also used as an astringent, toner, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial and softening agent. Rosemary extract is effective because of its ability to fight free radicals.
Derived from the leaves and berries of the mountain ash tree, or from algae or seaweed. Attracts and binds moisture to the skin’s surface.
A vegetable-based fatty acid that works as an emulsifier, lubricator and thickener.
(Tocopheryl Acetate). Vitamin E is considered to be the most important antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Easily absorbed through the skin, it is also a photoprotectant, natural preservative, moisturizer and water-binding agent, improving the appearance of dry, rough or damaged skin. An anti-aging compound, this vitamin counteracts skin pigmentation, inflammation and the decreased functioning of sebaceous glands. Vitamin E also protects fat in the body’s tissues from abnormal breakdown, thus promoting healthier, livelier skin.