Ingredient Glossary

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Activated Charcoal 

Activated Charcoal is a great cleanser and detoxifier, soaking up and removing toxins. Because of this, it's also effective at decongesting pores and balancing oily skin. Additionally, activated charcoal is an all-around deep cleanser, and can sooth irritated skin and heal cuts and abrasions. 

Algae Extract

Often touted as a miracle ingredient by skincare experts, Algae has been used for centuries as an incredibly rich nutrient source for the skin and body. With 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 42 trace elements, Algae balances the skin's hydration (because of the Alginic Acid) and plumps fine lines and wrinkles (thanks to Vitamin C and Glycin). Algae makes the perfect delivery system for vitamins and minerals to enter the dermal layer. Our Algae extract is sustainably harvested in the North Atlantic Ocean. 

Algae Oil 

Algae oil is a powerful tool in the pursuit of healthy skin. It blocks the enzymes that reduce collagen production, protects your skin's production of hyaluronic acid, and improves skin elasticity, reducing and preventing fine lines and wrinkles. It also reduces hyperpigmentation, and brightens, hydrates, and detoxes the skin. Algae oil is high in antioxidants, offering protection from free radicals by neutralizing the pollutants that come in contact with the skin, all while performing as a UVA/ B blocker to protect against sun damage.

Aloe Vera

Considered the secret to longevity by the ancient Egyptians, Aloe Vera is a powerful moisturizer because of mucilage, the clear gel inside the leaves that makes up the bulk of Aloe Vera's weight. Mucilage is rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E and a whopping 18 amino acids. Our Aloe Vera Powder is a concentrated version, with 100x potency compared to the same weight of the liquid.  

Alpha Hydroxy Acids - AHA

We use a combination of five natural AHAs - Lactic Acid (from Bilberry), Glycolic Acid (from Sugar Cane), Citric Acid (from Orange and Lemon), and Malic and Tartaric Acids (from Sugar Maple) - to penetrate and gently exfoliate the skin and to stimulate new skin cell production. This brightens, smooths and evens the complexion, treating rough skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. Glycolic Acid is an extremely effective exfoliator, but because it is smaller than all other AHAs, it penetrates the dermis and stimulates fibroblasts to increase collagen production. Lactic Acid gently exfoliates, reduces hyperpigmentation, and tightens, and while Citric acid increases elasticity and balances skin tone. This unique blend is capable of increasing the rate of cellular renewal by between 24%-38%.

Ashwagandha Root

Another miracle ingredient, Ashwagandha root has many beneficial properties . It's ingestion and use for aromatherapy are thought to relieve anxiety and tension. It's anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-bacterial properties make it an effective choice for acne-prone and sensitive skin. It also stimulates collagen production and hydrates the skin, reducing the signs of aging.

Avocado Oil 

Avocado oil is rich in beta-Carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E, Avocado oil reduces wrinkles, stimulates collagen production, reduces the signs of aging, and adds a protective shield to the dermal layer that defends against UV damage.

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Bladderwrack

Bladderwrack has been used over the centuries to treat sore joints and alleviate symptoms of gout. It's high in vitamins and minerals like iodine, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. It also contains a powerful anti-inflammatory called fucoidan, that in addition to reducing redness and irritation associated with sensitive skin, eczema and psoriasis, also promotes collagen synthesis and skin healing, reducing the signs of premature aging.

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Chlorella

Blue/Green Algae is a superfood high in vitamins A, C, E and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Combined, these components assist in detoxing the skin, repairing sun damage, stimulating collagen production, and encouraging cell turnover. Chlorella is a single-celled micro algae only visible to the naked eye when they form colonies. One of the oldest nutrients on the planet, it's so nutritionally dense in small quantities that NASA considered it for use as space food. 

Coconut Water

With electrolytes, Lauric acid, and potent antioxidants, coconut water is as hydrating and nourishing on the outside as it is on the inside. Coconut water replenishes the skin's mineral balance and is rich in calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus and magnesium, and acts as a catalyst for other skin care ingredients to boost effectiveness, allowing for better penetration into the dermis. Lauric acid is a saturated fatty acid that has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, and cytokinins, which aid in the reconstruction of the skin barrier, slowing the signs of aging. Coconut water also reduces inflammation, making it effective for sensitive or acne-prone skin.

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Dead Sea Clay 

This highly absorbant compound harvested from the Dead Sea absorbs excess oils to assist in combatting breakouts, making it a great ingredient for both oily and sensitive skin. It also provides minerals to the skin in higher concentrations than Dead Sea mud.  

Dead Sea Mud

Harvested from the mineral rich Dead Sea, this mud contains nutrients that pamper the skin. Sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and more tighten, moisturize, balance, and calm the skin. This product is great for both treating damaged skin and protecting it from environmental stressors.  

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Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is the classic skin softener, which allows for effective exfoliation during or after use. Magnesium is the main compotent in Epsom salt and it the key to hydration on a cellular level, and gives Epsom salt its power to penetrate the epidermis, making it the perfect moisturizer.

Eurybia Tincture 

This proprietary tincture of marine algae botanicals and green tea is steeped for 14 days to develop a saturation of vitamins, minerals, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, flavinoids, iron, and magnesium. We like it so much, it forms the foundation of our Probiotic and Peptide Serum Mist. By including blue, green and brown algae, we ensured that this concentrated blend provides a maximum dose of active botanicals skin care benefits.  

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Giant Sea Kelp

The largest and fastest growing of all seaweed species, Giant Sea Kelp is also the most nutrient dense. It's at the top of the superfood pyramid, as it's rich in vitamins and minerals like manganese, zinc, vitamin K, A, calcium, iron and iodine, and its anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties will lead to healthier, more hydrated skin. Natural exfoliants in Giant Sea Kelp gently remove dead skin cells to smooth and soften the skin. Kelp is also high in antioxidants to help you detox.

Green Tea

Green Tea is crucial in the fight against aging skin. EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) is a powerful antioxidant that fights DNA damage due to UVA exposure and other oxidative stressors, reduces sebum secretion to prevent acne, and repairs and rejuvenates dull skin. Polyphenols further protect against UV and free radical damage and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E nourishes and moisturizes the skin.  

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Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp oil is an incredibly light moisturizer, and our cold-processed cannabis sativa oil is great for all skin types because of its ability to regulate oil production and moisturize without clogging the pores or weighing down the skin. Full of fatty acids, the omega-3’s present in hemp oil reduce inflammation and treat redness-prone skin sensitivities. Hemp oil moisturizes and plumps the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and helps protect the skin barrier against harmful environmental impacts from UV rays and pollution. It's also rich in linoleic acid, an omega-6 with potent anti-inflammatory properties. Hemp is one of the oldest plants in the world (and rumored to be the first cultivated by man) and is one of the most useful, serving over 2,500 purposes.  

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is produced by every tissue in the human body. It's the ultimate hydrator, attracting and retaining moisture. This humectant holds 1000 times its weight in water and is a powerful secret behind a dewy glow and smoother skin. Our Hyaluronic Acid has a very low molecular weight, meaning that unlike traditional hyaluronic acids (which are larger molecules), ours has the ability to penetrate the epidermis to boost hydration on a cellular level to improve skin elasticity.  

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Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate

Derived from isolates of Lactobacillus bulgaricus, which is used to ferment yogurt and one of the most popular probiotics on the market, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate also has many beneficial skin care applications. These microbiotics enhance cellular renewal, speed repair, and increase elasticity. They also strengthen the surface of the skin against sensitivity and damage. 

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Mango Butter

Derived from isolates of Lactobacillus bulgaricus, which is used to ferment yogurt and one of the most popular probiotics on the market, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate also has many beneficial skin care applications. These microbiotics enhance cellular renewal, speed repair, and increase elasticity. They also strengthen the surface of the skin against sensitivity and damage. 

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Oat Powder

Oats are a secret superfood for the skin. Its Saponins act as a mild cleanser, decongesting pores, and exfoliating the skin. Its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties make it a great fit for soothing acne, ezcema, psoriasis, or irritated skin. Lipid and protein content add to its effect as a humectant, maxmixing hydration. Antioxidants protect the skin against environmental damage. 

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Passion Flower

Rich in vitamins F, B2, B5, K and E, Passion flower is a powerful agent against oxidative stressors and inflammation, and it plumps the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With its gentle composition and its anti-inflammatory properties, Passion flower is especially beneficial to sensitive skin. 

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Raw Honey

Unfiltered and untreated, our raw honey is antimicrobial, antibacterial, moisturizing, clarifying, soothing and exfoliating. While it's been used as medicine as nature’s best all-natural healer, throughout history honey has also been used as currency.

Reishi Mushroom

Reishi mushroom was once treasured as a "food for immortaility," and for good reason. Beta-glucans, polysaccharides, triterpenoids, thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid and niacin fuel this powerhouse superfood. Beta-glucans, nutirents typically found in mushrooms, speed skin repair, stimulate collagen production, promote wound healing, reduce inflammation, and lock in moisture. The polysaccharides enhance hydration and aid in moisture retention. Triterpeniods also assist in wound healing and collagen production, and help prevent UV damage. Riboflavin protects the structural integrity of the skin, promoting collagen production and cell turnover, leading to brighter skin. Folic acid fights premature aging, fine lines, and wrinkles. Niacin has proven effective in reducing UV damage and skin cancer, assists in evening out the skin tone, and reduces inflammation and acne. 

Rosehip Seed Oil

Harvested from the rose bush, Rosehip seed oil has a small molecular structure, allowing it to easily penetrate the epidermis, delivering antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins A, C & E, moisurizing, nourishing, brightening, and protecting the skin. Linoleic acid reinforces that protection by restoring the skin barrier function and boosting collagen production. Retinoids in Rosehip seed oil even aid in clearing up acne. 

Royal Jelly

Made by bees, royal jelly is to bees what breast milk is to humans, but its much more than that. Royal jelly is packed with proteins, enzymes, fatty acids, and vitamins E, A, C, endowing it with antimicrobial properties and skin-soothing benefits. It’s a multitasker in the service of your skin, healing wounds, stimulating collagen production, and fights the signs of aging by boosting hydration for more radiant skin. Royal jelly was once considered so precious it was reserved for royalty and its benefits have been used since ancient Greece. Royal jelly is the exclusive food of bee larvae and the queen, which scientists believe greatly increases the queen's lifespan to five years compared to 45 days for a worker bee.

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Snail Mucin

"Snail Secretion Extract, or Snail Mucin, is a natural solution snails produce to repair and protect their delicate skin. This solution is packed with nutrients like hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein, proteoglycans, and copper peptides. These ingredients promote collagen production, repair damaged cells, and boost hyrdation of the skin, making it supple and dewy, with a natural glow.  


Our Snail Mucin is sustainably harvested from organically-farmed snails in a process they call the ""Snail Spa"". In this luxurious process, snails are taken to a misting chamber, where a cool mist is used to stimulate their mucin production without harming or damaging the snail. Watch the video here to learn more about harvesting. Insert link"

Spirulina

Spirulina has been a popular superfood for years, owing to it's nutritional content and antioxidant properties, but these same qualities make it an ideal skin care ingredient. It gently exfoliates and encourages cell turnover, which can help brighten dull skin. It's high amino and fatty acid content contribute to more radiant skin. Antioxidants resist aging and depleted skin caused by oxidative stressors. 

Squalene Light

Squalene is a lightweight moisturizer that penetrates the dermis without clogging pores to soothe and heal the skin at the cellular level. Squalene is a substance our body produces naturally, and is also the chemical precursor to all steroids, but we make less of it as we age. Because the body recognizes it, it binds well to our cells, allowing it to go further in into your skin, where it balances your natural oil production, promotes cellular regeneration, stimulates collagen production, and reduces inflammation. *Our Squalene is 100% derived from plants. *

SWEET ALMOND SEED EXTRACT & HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN

This unique blend of small and large peptides launches a two-pronged attach on aging solution by offering immediate and long-lasting results. The large peptides adhere to the epidermis, forming a protective layer that immediately tightens and firms the skin, while the small peptides penetrate the dermis to gradually lift and firm the skin by promoting cellular growth and collagen production. Made from sweet almond seed extract and hydrolyzed rice protein, studies show using this peptide blend for 60 days showed a 36% reduction in wrinkle length, a 17% reduction in wrinkle depth, and a 30% reduction in wrinkle surface area.  

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Turmeric

Turmeric is a key ingredient in the fight against dull skin. It acts as a melanin inhibitor to clear blemishes, improves uneven skin tone, and contains curcumin and antioxidants, which heal wounds, and reduce inflammation, and brighten the skin.

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Witch Hazel Hydrosol - Alcohol Free

This pure distillate of the whole plant and made without alcohol, Witch Hazel Hydrosol is a powerful antioxidant and strong astringent known to reduce skin inflammation, clear wounds and acne, and heal cracked and dry skin. Witch Hazel is also vasoconstrictive, meaning it has the ability to stimulate and tighten the walls of the blood vessels of the skin, which helps to heal sensitive tissue and wounds. We don’t know when this plant's properties were first discovered, but it was used throughout history to treat ulcers, coughs, aches and colds. Known as a miracle plant, Witch Hazel blooms in the middle of winter, and its branches were used to make dowsing sticks, an ancient technique for finding water.


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