Sally B's 10 Favorite Organic Ingredients
If you hang out around us long enough you will hear us call every ingredient our favorite. It’s not really our fault that this happens. Each ingredient that we use has a specific, beneficial purpose, and when you factor in that it came from the Earth, you can’t help but be a bit awe-struck. For example, collagen-boosting Pea Peptides that we use in our Peptide Booster Serum is derived from peas. Not only do peptides boost collagen production, but they firm and moisturize the skin and can stimulate hair growth. See? A very cool ingredient!
Since we're hard pressed to pick just one favorite ingredient, we have compiled our 10 favorite ORGANIC ingredients that promote healthy, happy, and beautiful skin. Why organic? Because, by definition these ingredients are plant-based, non-GMO and don't carry any hidden chemicals. Organic ingredients are not treated with pesticides or herbicides so there are no residual chemicals making their way into our products.
Argan Oil. Goats love argan oil and so do we! Once known as “Moroccan green gold,” argan oil is said to be the rarest oil in the world. The nut to oil process takes about a week, but for our skin that is worth the wait, hassle, and expense. It is rich in Vitamins E and A and helps to boosts cell production to aid in healing, hydrates, removes inflammation, and strengthens nails. Experience it in our Tinted Moisturizer, our new Luxe Body Butter, B Quenched, or Carrot Facial Dream Cream. Learn more about argan oil.
Avocado Oil. Some like their avocados served in guacamole, but we like it served in our skin care. Full of essential omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins A, D, and E, and carotenoids, avocado oil is a versatile and hardworking ingredient. It has antioxidant properties to repair damaged cells, is moisturizing; and can reduce itching, and soothe inflammation. Experience it in our Intensive Eye Repair, Natural Buff Cuticle Bar, our Tinted Moisturizer, and our Carrot Facial Dream Cream. Learn more about avocado oil.
Black Cumin Seed Oil. It is rumored that beauty Cleopatra did not go a day without applying Black Cumin Seed Oil to her skin. If you need more reason to love this ingredient, it is packed full of essential amino acids and is a wonderful source of Vitamins B1, 2, and 3. It has healing properties, helps skin retain moisture, and has anti-fungal properties. Experience it in both of our Antioxidant Serums, B Quenched, and Intensive Eye Repair. Learn more about black cumin seed oil.
Camellia Seed Oil. Hailing from the the same plant that gives us green tea, Camellia Seed Oil is rich in phenols, Vitamin E, and a handful of fatty acids. Besides having antioxidant properties, this ingredient can block UV rays, restore the skin’s pH balance, and fight the signs of aging. Experience it in our Tinted Moisturizer, B Quenched, Intensive Eye Repair, or Tamanu Luxury Facial Cleanser. Learn more about camellia seed oil.
Coconut Oil. Versatile coconut oil needs very little introduction. While it delivers big benefits to diet and hair, it also plays a big role at Sally B’s! It is one of our favorite non-toxic alternatives to mineral oil. Plus, it balances skin, is extremely moisturizing, fights the signs of aging, and is very lightweight. Experience it in our Lip Yummies, Lip Skinnies, B Soothed, and some of our make up products. Learn more about coconut oil.
Evening Primrose Oil. Don’t let its regal name fool you. This ingredient is extremely hard working. It absorbs deep into skin to hydrate and leaves skin feeling soft and elastic. And while many of our organic ingredients come from exotic climates, Evening Primrose Oil comes from the seeds of a wildflower that grows wild right here in the United States. Experience it in our B Soothed.
Green Tea. Feed your skin! Like the benefits it has for your body, Green Tea offers similar benefits for your skin. It repairs and rejuvenates skin cells, while reducing inflammation and redness. It has powerful antioxidant properties so free radicals from sun damage don’t stand a chance against this powerful plant. Experience it in our B Green Mud Mask, Healing Hand Butter, or Carrot Facial Dream Cream. Learn more about green tea.
Sea Buckthorn Oil. This skin-balancing ingredient is nourishing, revitalizing, and restorative. Contrary to its name, the oil is derived from a shrub that is common in Europe and Asia. It is full of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and Vitamins A and C to help reduce inflammation, dryness, and the signs of aging. Experience it in our Nighttime Antioxidant Serum. Learn more about sea buckthorn oil.
Tamanu Oil. A century-old ingredient, which found its roots in Southeast Asia, this oil has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibiotic properties. The oil is derived from the nuts of the Tamanu Tree. It absorbs quickly into skin, leaving skin soft without any residual oiliness. Experience this ingredient in our Tamanu Luxury Facial Cleanser, Luxe Body Butter and our Tamanu Neem Healing Bar. Learn more about tamanu oil.
Witch Hazel. While it might be an ingredient you associate with your grandma, witch hazel is an ingredient that should never go out of style. Derived from the leaves and bark of a shrub that grows throughout North America, it locks in moisture and helps skin maintain its elasticity. At the same time it tightens pores, soothes irritated skin, and penetrates deep within skin to prevent bacteria from forming. It also absorbs oil and reduces pore size! Experience it in our Antioxidant Serums and Fruit Acid Toner. Learn more about witch hazel.
To all those naysayers who say have told you to never use oil on your face, we just gave you 8 reasons why you should!
You might be wondering why the Pea Peptides that we originally mentioned did not make the list. It, along with other very cool ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E (tocopherols), are not available in an organic form. Even though they have amazing skin-benefiting properties, they simply didn’t fit the list. However, if there is ever a day that these ingredients are offered as organic, we’ll be the first in line to scoop them up!