NEEM LEAF EXTRACT
The leaves of this flowering evergreen tree have been used for centuries in traditional Asian medicine as a natural antibacterial and to calm and soothe inflammation. The leaves are naturally abundant in bioflavonoids, which are antioxidants known to protect cells and molecules from damage and signs of aging.
GREEN TEA LEAF EXTRACT - FAIR TRADE
The natural polyphenols in the green tea leaf are antioxidants, which can reduce the formation of free radicals which damage skin. The soothing extract is also a gentle antimicrobial, helping to reduce the activity of bacteria on the skin and prevent blemishes.
Present in: Shower Sheet, Smoothing Body Scrub, Rejuvenating Hand Creme, Active calm Moisturizer, Muscle Recovery Gel, Aromatic Body Mist, Concentrated Body Cleansing Creme, Hydrating Body Conditioner
KUKUI NUT OIL - ORGANIC
This rich emollient was burned in ancient times as a fuel for lighting, which is why “kukui” means “enlightenment” in the Hawaiian language. The moisturizing oil contains essential fatty acids, and has been used for centuries as a massage medium and for soothing a sunburn. Antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E in the oil protect skin from free radical damage.
BAOBAB FRUIT OIL - ORGANIC
This silky, rich oil creates a protective barrier between skin, hair and the elements, smoothing, softening and conditioning. Omega fatty acids in the extract act as an anti-inflammatory on the skin, soothing irritation and helping wound-healing. A botanical wonder, the Baobab tree is iconic to its native African continent, where it may thrive for up to six thousand years.
PEPPERMINT LEAF ESSENTIAL OIL
Current research on the intensely refreshing oil of the Peppermint leaf indicates that the natural Menthol in the extract reduces the perception of pain. When inhaled, Peppermint oil literally tricks the brain into perceiving coolness. The stimulating oil has been used for centuries as a mild antiseptic, reducing bacterial activity on the skin.
ECHINACEA PLANT STEM CELL
Stem cells of this daisy-like coneflower have been closely researched for their ability to stimulate the immune system. Indigenous to the great plains of North America, this plant was used for healing by First Nations people long before the arrival of Europeans. Echinacea is used today to strengthen the body’s ability to resist infection, and also has soothing, analgesic properties.
Present in: Active Calm Serum
BURITI NUT OIL - ORGANIC
Native to the rain forests of the Amazon, this nut contains rich stores of antioxidant beta-carotene which helps protect skin from damage by UV and other free radicals. Essential fatty acids in the oil help to maintain skin elasticity and firmness, for a smoother, more supple look. A natural anti-inflammatory, this hydrating oil also reduces redness and irritation.
SHEA NUT BUTTER
This velvety cream made from the nut of the African Shea nut moisturizes and acid in the extract supports and protects skin’s natural barrier function, while lupeol blocks the function of enzymes that degrade skin proteins. These effects, along with other compounds in the nut which reduce inflammation and absorb UV radiation, help skin maintain structural integrity and firmness.
EDELWEISS PLANT STEM CELL
This white alpine flower contains compounds which soothe skin and help to prevent pore congestion and blemishes. Natural metabolites in this high-altitude plant prevent damage from UV radiation. The combined calming and antioxidant, protective qualities of this botanical work together synergistically to keep skin fresher, smoother and more supple.
Present in: Active Calm Moisturizer
TURMERIC ROOT - FAIR TRADE
The rhizome or underground stem of the turmeric plant has been cultivated in India, China and other parts of Asia for millennia, used for everything from a cooking spice to a decorative dyepaste similar to henna. When ground into a bright yellow powder, turmeric is traditionally used on the skin to cleanse, exfoliate, brighten dark spots, clear blemishes and stimulate skin elasticity.
ARNICA FLOWER EXTRACT
This flowering plant in the daisy family has been used for centuries to reduce swelling, bruising and pain when used as a soothing compress on the skin, and athletes often use the extract topically to ease sports and exercise-related muscle soreness. This botanical’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are also useful in wound healing
Present in: Muscle Recovery Gel
ARGAN NUT OIL - ORGANIC
This light, golden oil contains Vitamin E and anti-inflammatory linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. The feel is non-greasy, absorbing quickly and softening skin and conditioning hair without leaving a heavy residue. Native to Morocco, the oil of the Argan nut has historically been used for healing burns. The ground nut and its oil are staples of the traditional local diet.
Present in: Microveil Hair Treatment
ALOE VERA JUICE
Intensely hydrating, the clear gel pressed from the leathery leaves of this succulent plant called “the lily of the desert” cools and soothes dry, hot and even sunburned skin. From ancient Egypt to Mesoamerica, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory Aloe Vera has been used to heal wounds, calm skin irritation and reduce scarring.
Present in: Shower Sheet, No- Rinse Body Cleanser, Smoothing Body Scrub, Rejuvenating Hand Creme, Active calm Moisturizer, Active Calm Serum, Muscle Recovery Gel, Aromatic Body Mist, Concentrated Body Cleansing Creme, Hydrating Body Conditioner