Shea Butter – obtained from the nuts of the Mangifolia tree in central Africa. A superb emollient, high in fatty acids and other nutrients. The base of our crèmes.
Jojoba Oil – from the jojoba desert plant, the oil creates a protective film over the skin to seal in moisture. The base of our lotions.
Natural Preservatives – amla
(Indian Gooseberry), grapefruit seed extract,
and ascorbic acid in liposome form.
Nut and Seed Oils – from
Kukui nuts, Rose Hip seeds, coconuts, apricot
kernels, sweet almonds, sesame seeds, tea tree,
lemon and orange.
Herbal Extracts – from
cucumber, aloe vera, coneflower, calendula, chamomile,
rosebud, orange blossom, algae, kelp, ginkgo
and many more.
Essential Oils – volatile
liquids extracted from plants and containing
the characteristic plant aroma. Essential oils
evaporate at room temperature and do not leave
an oily residue on the skin.
MSM – Methylsulfonylmethane,
rich in biological sulfur ; a collagen builder.
Sodium Laurel Sulfate – a
cheap, harsh detergent often made from petroleum.
Parabens – chemicals
used to inhibit microbial growth and extend shelf
life. May cause skin rashes.
Ethanolamines – ammonia
compounds used as emulsifiers. Toxic – can
form carcinogenic nitrosamines.
Petrolatum (Petroleum Jelly) – a
cheap mineral oil derivative used as an emollient,
but leading to dryness and chapping.
Synthetic Colors – like “FD&C
Red No. 6” – often carcinogenic.
Synthetic Fragrances – which
may have up to 200 chemical ingredients!
Propylene Glycol – usually
a synthetic petrochemical mix. Known to cause
hives and eczema.
Stearalkonium Chloride – an
ammonia compound used in hair conditioners and
Diazolidinyl Urea – this
preservative, a cause of contact dermatitis,
PVP/VA Copolymer – a
toxic petroleum-derived chemical.
Our luxurious, age-defying Alpha Lipoic Acid Skin Care Line (Hydrating Lotion, Revitalizing Moisturizer, Firming Eye Crème, and Activating Serum) features several other nutrients:
Alpha Lipoic Acid – a potent antioxidant that is both water and fat-soluble, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, puffy eyes and dark circles.
Coenzyme Q10 – compelling research has shown CoQ10 effectively and quickly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.
DMAE – This nutrient compound (dimethyl-amino-ethanol, similar to the B-vitamin choline) is clinically proven to lift and firm the skin.
ASC III Complex (dapalmitoyl hydroxyproline, plant derived) – a patented compound shown to stimulate the growth of youthful collagen and firm the skin.
Ascorbyl Palmitate – fat-soluble vitamin C that is very stable and bio-available to skin cells.