Ingredients and Skin Care Refrences
Know Your Ingredients
Note* some of these we use and some we would not use. but we are happy to compile for your knowledge.
Acne: a skin condition that is cause from an over zealous oil glands that become clogging with debris from dead skin cells, the follicles of hair, neglect and bacteria invasion.
While there are many true Acne Conditions that are diagnosed in Grades, general breakout conditions can first be arrested with a facial by an experienced esthetician and home care: Makeup Removing, Cleansing thoroughly, Toned-Balanced for bacteria kill and Hydrated.
Old Acne Control was thought to be strictly: No Make up, No Oil and Lots of dehydration. We know better today, looking through Botanical Plant Usage from Indigenous medicines and today's plant discoveries from Science.
Arcai Berry Powder ( Nutrient Rich) troubled Skin is one of the most effective natural skin treatments on our planet that not only combats unpleasant skin conditions; it also actively prevents unwelcome fine lines and wrinkles. That’s because Acai powder boasts an extremely high ORAC score, higher even than blueberries and pomegranates. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (absorption of free radicals). The antioxidants in Acai powder render harmless the free radicals that arise from exposure to toxic food, radiation and pollution and are especially efficient at fighting super-oxide, a free radical that can damage the collagen and elastin proteins that help keep our skin strong and healthy. Scientific research has also revealed that Acai powder helps to prevent skin inflammation, which can lead to both skin disease and wrinkles.
Ashwagandha encourages the production of natural oils that the skin needs. It helps in the reduction of acne, while keeping the skin soothed, clarified, and replenished. It is known to possess anti-ageing properties which keep the elasticity of the skin intact.
Aloe vera is a great natural moisturizer and can help to soothe dry skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles. Plus, aloe vera is non-irritating and can be used on any type of skin.
Beet Root Powder (Acidic Fruit effects & Anti-aging),It is high on the list for rejuvenation & anti-wrinkle effects, along with very concentration of anti-oxidants. It has the natural properties of leaving a healthy pink glow effect on the skin.
Antioxidants, carotenoids, folate, fiber, iron, manganese, potassium and Vitamin C; Betaine (the same as the nutritional supplement trimethylglycine, not the same as betaine hydrochloride), and also alanine, alantoin, arginine, beta-carotene, calcium, fiber (about 10% by weight), GABA, glycine, histidine, magnesium, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), phosphorous, potassium, selenium, thiamine (vitamin B1), tryptophan, tyrosine, vitamin C, zinc,
Butter: a term to describe thick creamy body moisturizers. It is also the term for fat. We call our Creamy Body Butters Balms. They are made with Organic Plant Butters (fat) including Organic Shea, Organic Palm Fruits, Organic Coconut and Organic Cocoa. Find them by tapping here.
- Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which neutralizes free radicals and other nasties that come from daily environmental and sun exposure
- Vitamin C lightens the appearance of age spots.
- Vitamin C accelerates collagen production, which prevents the fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
- L-ascorbic acid is a synthetic form of Vitamin C that’s often used in both expensive and homemade skin serums. While it provides potent skin benefits, it can also degrade quickly. Serums with ascorbic acid usually only last about a week before they start to oxidize and turn yellow, which means the vitamin C has become inactive.
- The Amazonian Camu Camu plant contains the highest level of natural occurring vitamin C in the world. The small berries are at least 30 times more potent than oranges. So you get the vitamin C skin benefits – plus other antioxidants, vitamins and minerals – from a naturally derived ingredient (source).
Camu Camu berries, which are native to the Amazon region, contain about 30 times the amount of vitamin C found in oranges. They're also rich in ellagic acid, an antioxidant that can help protect skin against free radicals, says Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. "Camu camu is also jam-packed with other vitamins and minerals including iron, niacin, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium, beta-carotene, calcium, and amino acids," he adds. So basically, they're a superfood for your face (though it's worth noting that you can eat them, too, if you want). Plus cant get enough of Vitamin C, beta carotene, iron, amino acids
CBD: Cannabis extract has a significant content of cannabidiol. It is extracted from the flowers, leaves and stalks of hemp and not from its seeds. Cannabidiol is a natural component of industrial Cannabis or Hemp. CBD is a cannabis compound, has wonderful and active medical benefits. CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive and less psychoactive than THC. It appeals to consumers searching to manage relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria. CBD / Medical / Medicinal / Prescription has been FDA approved in early 2018.
Chorella (Dermochlorella) Green micro-algae are rich in proteins, mainly in the amino acids that constitute the dermis fibers and the expressed specific proteins that produce antioxidant activity. Studies of the effect of an extract obtained from the micro-algae Chlorella vulgaris, named Dermochlorella, on skin restructuring, skin micro-circulation and skin protection against UV irradiation. Effect on skin restructuring: an approach was tested by molecular biology (RNAm) according to the DNA mini-chips and RT-PCR methods. It allowed studying the effect of Chlorella vulgaris on human dermal fibroblast genes expression and thus measuring its effect on the genes expression of the different extracellular matrix components. Moreover, clinical tests assessed the effect of a cream containing Chlorella vulgaris at 1% on stretch marks, skin firmness and tone. Effect on skin micro-circulation: an in vitro test assessed its efficacy on angio-genesis. Clinical studies assessed the efficacy of a cream containing Chlorella vulgaris at 1% on vascular imperfections, dark circles and lymphatic drainage. Effect on skin protection: an in vitro test was carried out by molecular biology (RNAm) according to the DNA mini-chips and RT-PCR methods
Chaga Mushroom Benefits: rich in antioxidants and several beneficial plant compounds, defense mechanisms against inflammation, and calms oxidative stress by countering free radicals, support skin health and promote youthfulness and support lustrous hair, glowing skin, and strong nails.
Cranberry Powder (Super Nutrient Rich) is best known for its super fruit power to fight diseases like acne and wrinkles with antioxidants, Vitamins & anti-cancer strengthening. Including: Vitamins C, E, K, manganese and salicylic acid
Glycerin: can come from animal, vegetable or synthetic derivatives. We use organic glycerin a natural product derived from organic vegetable oils. It is colorless and odorless with a slightly sweet taste. Glycerin is a humectant like Hyaluronic Acid, which makes it perfect because its whole and organic and not a chain chemical. It is water soluble, anti-inflammatory, soothing, moisturizing is a perfect ingredient for oily skin. Glycerin is used in our Face Washes and all our Essential Serums in our Vital Collection. Find these, by tapping here.
From Science: GLYCERIN, GLYCERINE, or GLYCEROL (in the pharmacy GLYCERINUM), a sugar-like substance obtainable from most natural fatty bodies by the action of alkalies and similar reagents, whereby the fats are decomposed, water being taken up, and glycerin being formed together with the alkaline salt of some particular acid (varying with the nature of the fat). Owing to their possession of this common property, these natural fatty bodies and various artificial derivatives of glycerin, which behave in the same way when treated with alkalies, are known as glycerides. This decomposition into an organic acid and a substance of more or less neutral character is a typical kind of reaction with numerous classes of organic bodies, and is termed saponification, from the circumstance that the ordinary process of soap-making consists simply in the formation from natural fatty bodies and alkalies of the alkaline salts of the fatty acids thence derivable, soap being a mixture of these alkaline salts in various proportions, according to the particular purposes
Hemp Seed Oil: is sought after because it is considered as one of the nutrient pack plant oils available and very versatile. It is rich in essential omega fatty acids and proteins making it perfect for cellular growth. Hemp Seed Oil is sensitive to excessive light and temperature because of it's high chlorophyll which makes it the most ideal oil for oily to dry skins. Visit our Hemp Collection for all skins plus sensitive and acne active types.
Hibiscus Flower Powder… (Alpha Hydroxy Acidic), is used in skincare products to provide the skin with even tone and texture; it cleanses, soothes, protects against acne, and softens the skin. Hibiscus flowers are high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. 30% plant acids, including citric, malic, and tartaric acids
Honey: yummy bee nectar which mostly pure sugar but anti-bacterial, soothing and soothing. It has antioxidants which work most effectively by ingestion. In skin care honey is very moisturizing and soothing. Honey in our skin care unless you use food grade is processed. Since we do not use animal by-products, we use Organic Plant Vegetable Glycerin. It has similar benefits and does not need additional processing other then extraction. This makes it perfect for it's continual growing benefits with consistent use.
Hydrosol: these are Botanicals (plants) either single specific or duo (more then one plant) extracted by co- distillation processes in controlled distillation. Depending on which plant it comes from, they have different characteristics & benefits but all are extremely comfortable & hydrating to the skin. They are natures perfect toners with specifics healing properties. We exclusively use Hydrosols for toners with no added ingredients. Tap here to find them. They are very precious and healthy.
Lemon Peel powder ( skin refinement & brightener.) Known for its revitalizing healing & brightening properties, Lemon is known to aid in the reduction of acne scars and your complexion will get fairer naturally. Microbial properties of lemons peels make it a potent ingredient for treating acne and its scars. Limonene has 45 other antioxidant flavonoids, pectin, and vitamin C in it's super c properties.
Moisture Creme: first and foremost is a man made viscosity. Petroleum in the 20th century became wildly popular replacing natural cold cremes and lead to the discovery of making cremes. These creams replaced natural plant oils for skin moisture. Creme is a mixture of oil and water. Emulsifiers are used to blend them into a creme and stabilizers are used to keep them from separating for the a base and adding other ingredients. Thus a cream is a type of emulsion, made of water and oil for texture. We offer Organic Plant Moisture Serums blended with a variety of plant oils for specifics reasons along with specifics Aromatherapy extracts, making them a complete organic product to nurture and protect you skin (no emulsifiers, stabilizers, preservatives, fragrances or color).
Mushrooms: The hottest trend now for all its nutritional benefits especially when eaten. It is like an anti-aging and probiotic supplement internally. In skin care it is liked for its antioxidant and humectant for similar values like Hyaluronic and Glycerin, but much more. At the moment the only organic mushroom ingredient is in powder form but we will keep looking.
Natural: nature by design-present in or produced by nature. They are produced using minimal physical processing. They can be directly extracted using simple methods, simple chemical reactions or resulting from naturally occurring biological processes.
We do use natural clays and salts. These are inert ingredients that are not grown but rather by-products form in the earth that are harvested in the finest non-polluted areas and minimally treated (including no bleaching and solvent usage).Organic Peel Powder (Put with Wheatgrass)Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Choline, Folic Acid, over 60 known flavonoids, d-limonene, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, aldehydes, numerous minerals and vitamins The nutrients in orange peel powder are vitamin C that protects skin from free radical damage, calcium that helps in renewal of worn out cells, potassium that keeps the skin hydrated and magnesium that prevents oxidative stress in skin cells.
Organic: these precious ingredients are grown, organically farmed plants for their whole foliage and seeds. The only processing they have to becoming certified organic is by distillation and cold pressing.
Organic Grown: are exactly as titled: grown according to the US, EU and by country origin Food and Drug Farming Laws. It does not mean or describe that they are not processed chemically or how they are processed and used.
Plantain leaf Powder (Purifier, healing & nutritional), Plantains have wide-ranging antimicrobial properties besides being anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It can not only soothe insect bites and superficial wounds but prevent infections and accelerate healing. An active biochemical aucubin is mainly responsible for the antimicrobial action of the herb. Another substance allantoin in the herb helps with skin tissue regeneration.Plantain is very high in vitamins A and C and is also a rich source of calcium.allantion, apigenin, aucubin, baicalein, linoleic acid, oleanolic acid, sorbitol, and tannin, beta carotene, vitamin C, calcium
Polyglutamic acid (γ-PGA): Newest Buzz ingredient used in Cosmetics and Skin Care of all kind . It has humectant values but also a carrier ability. It can increases moisture higher then collagen and hydroponic acid as a moisturizing- product- ingredient.
Other humectant ingredient include:AHA, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Urea, Hylauronic Acid, and Panthanol. (Glycerin is the only Humectant that can be derived organically or naturally)..
From Science: In the past decade, poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA)-based micro/nanoparticles have garnered remarkable attention as antimicrobial agents and for drug delivery, owing to their controlled and sustained-release properties, low toxicity, as well as bio compatibility with tissue and cells. γ-PGA is a naturally occurring bio polymer produced by several gram-positive bacteria that, due to its biodegradable, non-toxic and non-immunologic properties, has been used successfully in the medical, food and wastewater industries.
Polyphenols: important cellular natural plant anti-oxidants that immediately soothes irritation.
Scrubs: the general name for manual exfoliating facial and body skin products. We call our facial scrubs Smoothers because they are gentle,very effective and can be used daily. They can be mixed into you cleanser, used with oil or water and blended into a thick paste for an organic mask. Find them by tapping here! You will find there our liquid Organic AHA Exfoliant Serum in a roll on too!
Seabuck Powder (Super Nutrient) is most well known, however, for promoting beauty, especially in the United States. Sea buckthorn has the rare Omega-7, a fatty acid that naturally occurs in the skin, and is the richest plant source known worldwide. Most information on this omega, and anecdotally from real world users, indicates that Omega-7 is fantastic for healthy, vibrant, and glowing hair, skin, and nails.
Live Superfoods Sea Buckthorn Powder is packed with 12 times more vitamin C than an orange, plus vitamin E, flavonoids and other valuable nutrients and antioxidants. Vitamin C, Vitamin A, protein, fatty acids, carotene, Vitamin E and palmitoleic acid
Shitake Mushrooms: contains kojic acid, which is the second most common natural skin-brightening ingredient on the market. It works by prohibiting the production of melanin in the skin and can penetrate deep into the upper layer of the skin. They are anti-inflammatory, which makes them perfect for calming the skin. They are rich in B complex vitamins, specifically B3 (also known as niacinamide). This vitamin holds anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe the skin from irritants. These fungal extracts contains ceramides, which are compounds that help the skin to maintain a healthy barrier.
Spirulina Powder, is a type of blue-green algae rich in nutrients and has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, good source of protein, vitamins like vitamin B1, B2, & B3, minerals like zinc and iron, and antioxidants as well. In addition, it contains Omega-3 & Omega-6 fatty acids.
Sunflower Nautural and Organic Oil: Cold Pressed sunflower seeds are farmed with organic and natural material fertilizers. Sunflower Plants do not need insect control and have a high tolerance to the sun. Bees and small finches and canaries love the nutritional properties of sunflower. It is rich in oleic Acid the perfect anti-oxidant. Sunflower oil is anti-allergy and wonderful for conditioning hair, skin and nails. Sunflower is the perfect general nutritional facial and body massage oil.Wheatgrass Powder (healing, Strengthening Oxygen Synthesis, & loaded with antioxidants),Because of its super healing properties, Wheatgrass can be used to treat skin diseases such as Acne, Rosacea, Eczema and Psoriasis
Chlorophyll is the main property in Wheatgrass, a photochemical that gives dark leafy greens their color. Chlorophyll is essentially the blood of plants; and in humans, it reverses aging, suppresses hunger, cleanses the blood, combats odor, and has been linked to the prevention of cancer. Wheatgrass is made up of 70 percent chlorophyll which strengthens oxygen usage. Wheat grass has a superior content of antioxidants and organic phosphates.
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The Red Cherry Certified Organic Lab , only uses Certified Organic Ingredients and natural Organically Harvested Ingredients like Clays Salts and Dried Plant Powders.