Last year we empowered you to be your own skin care expert by cluing you into toxic ingredients to avoid. Now we want to highlight some of our favorite real ingredients that naturally work hard to keep your skin healthy, balanced, and looking its best. These might be lesser known ingredients amongst the personal care industry’s biggest name brands, but we believe these five inherently good ingredients, like so many others, deserve to be celebrated for their contribution to healthy skin.
Black Cumin Seed Oil
If there ever were a contest for ‘miracle ingredient,’ Black Cumin Seed Oil (aka Black Seed Oil and Nigella Sativa) would be a top contender. Cleopatra and King Tut knew of its healing and beautifying powers long before our time, and today it is slowly making a name for itself once again. In terms of skin health, Black Cumin Seed Oil acts as a superb moisturizer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. It is packed full of essential fatty acids, fights free radicals, and has remarkable healing qualities. It is suitable for all skin types.
Tamanu Oil is our secret weapon ingredient! Very few companies use it as it is expensive and so new to the industry, but we're not sure how we could live without it. Tamanu Oil is sourced from the Polynesian Islands were it is hailed as a miracle healing oil for its successes in healing cuts and abrasions, insect bites, acne, psoriasis, sunburn, sores, and eczema. We have found this to be true and owe much of the success to our best-selling Facial Cleanser and Eco Body Lotion to the inclusion of this wonderful ingredient.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
This orange hued ingredient is full of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and Vitamins A & C, which help to reverse and soothe the damaging effects of the sun. It aids in relieving inflammation, dryness, and irritation, and works to minimize the signs of aging like dark spots and wrinkles. It is a superior ingredient for balancing the skin, while also contributing excellent anti-inflammatory benefits.
Discover this real ingredient in our Nighttime Antioxidant Serum, where it is used to repair the skin from a day’s worth of exposure to the elements.
While this ingredient boasts impressive antioxidant properties, it is also a great source of flavonoids, which by design absorb UV light and help to improve cell function. Since being introduced to the skin care industry around the year 2000, Helichrysum Extract has proven to be antimicrobial, purifying, and reparative to assist in the healing of scars, acne, and stretch marks. It is suitable for all skin types.
You can discover this REAL ingredient in our Daytime Antioxidant Serum, a lightweight moisturizer that prevents free radical formation.
Avocados have been a beloved part of our diet since the Aztecs first touted their superiority, but it wasn’t until around the year 2000 that a process for extracting the oil became commonplace. In this new form, avocado oil is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and carotenoids, which have attracted attention for their anti-carcinogenic effects. It moisturizes, soothes rough patches, and can reduce itching and inflammation. It is helpful to those with sensitive skin issues like psoriasis and eczema.
The amazing benefits of real ingredients* are not just limited to these five. We blend these ingredients with so many others to develop quality products that are effective and beneficial. With the right mindfulness and know-how you can transform your makeup bag and skin care counter from chemical quick fix products to good-for-you products made with real ingredients that benefit the skin from the inside and out.
*When discovering real ingredients, the organic factor is important. As we have stated many times before, ingredients that are not grown organically can contain trace amounts of pesticides. Organic ingredients, on the other hand, are free from unnecessary toxins that pose a threat to your clean skin care routine.