Jojoba oil is known for its ability to nourish dry skin. It has a very high concentration of natural ceramides, which actively hydrates skin, strengthening its moisture barrier and helping with trans-epidermal water loss. With help from linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid Omega-6, it strengthens and seals skin's barrier to keep moisture in and irritants out. All this has its benefits: preventing acne, reducing UV-induced hyper-pigmentation, and easing eczema flares.
The “liquid gold of the Mediterranean.” At its core are three major antioxidants — Vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols — which when applied to skin can help improve the look of premature aging. It also contains a rare compound called hydroxytyrosol, along with hydrophilic phenols that have antioxidant properties higher than those of vitamin E.
Argan Oil is known as the “Tree of Life” for its many benefits: from anti-aging to anti-inflammatory. Packed with nutrient-rich vitamins and fatty acids, this powerful plant oil is known to moisturize and soothe skin. Antioxidants COQ10 and melatonin help improve skin’s tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Containing 31% Linoleic Acid (Omega 6), which reinforces skin’s moisture barrier to keep water in and irritants out, it helps replenish low levels of linoleic acid in acne-prone skin to reduce acne’s appearance. Fat-soluble vitamins like tocopherol (Vitamin E) reduce the damage of free radicals to promote healthy skin and hair.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Argania Spinosa
As one of the oldest cultivated crops in our history, castor oil has been used by nearly every ancient civilization — from health elixirs for the Greeks and Romans to the beauty secrets of Indian Ayurvedic medicine to wound dressings for the Egyptians. Praised for its healing abilities as "Palma Christi" or "Hand of Christ”, this plant oil can help cleanse the skin of dead skin cells, detoxify oils that clog glands, and pull out impurities from the pores. A natural humectant, castor oil reinforces skin’s natural barrier by drawing moisture to it while soothing rough and dry spots. Of its unsaturated fatty acids composition, 90% is ricinoleic acid, which is responsible for castor oil’s unique healing abilities. Its detoxifying properties are attributed to a rare compound called undecylenic acid.
Coconut oil use dates back to at least 1500 BC, when it was incorporated in Ayurvedic medicine as a remedy for mind, body, and spirit. Equally cleansing and moisturizing, this plant oil is easily absorbed by the skin to reinforce it’s natural moisture barrier and elasticity. Fatty acids capric and caprylic triglycerides provide skin with hydration. Rich in antioxidants, coconut oil can also help improve the look of fine lines and age spots. Our coconut oil has had the long-chain fatty acids filtered out in a process called fractionation, so it can stay liquid and absorb more quickly and lightly into the skin. This is sometimes referred to as “MCT” Coconut Oil.
Palo Santo translates to “Holy Wood” or “Stick of the Saints” and has been part of spiritual practices for purifying and cleansing by indigenous communities in the Andes since the Incas. You may know it as a natural incense — burned to clear energy, raise vibrations, and summon good fortune — but its essential oil is rich in potent antioxidants and terpenes. Limonene specifically has been shown to relax the mind and body when inhaled.
Lavender’s name is derived from Latin lavare meaning “to wash” and for 2,500 years has been known to ward off bad spirits, possess healing properties, and soothe with its signature scent. A chemically complex plant oil with over 150 active elements, it is rich in esters: aromatic molecules that have calming and relaxing properties. Inhaling its scent has been shown in studies to increase alpha waves in areas of the brain responsible for relaxation.
Geranium is a plentiful perennial that thrives around the world. The astringent properties of this plant oil reduces the appearance of pores while rejuvenating properties help impart a youthful glow. In aromatherapy it is used traditionally to uplift mood, energize, and promote emotional well-being.
ANTI-OXIDANTS : Linalool, Geranyl Formate Citronellol, Geraniol, Polyphenols
Its name comes from the Latin salvere meaning “to feel well, healthy, heal” In the Middle Ages, it was known as Ocultus Christi or “Eye of Christ” and was highly valued for its healing properties in folk medicine throughout the ancient world. Studies show the essential oil has a calming effect and can soothe irritated skin by helping to bring balance to skin’s natural oils.
Native to the Calabrian region of Italy, Bergamot is an important staple in Italian folk medicine. In aromatherapy it is used to harmonize and brighten the spirit, and it has been shown in studies to be relaxing, lowering symptoms of anxiety and even lowering blood pressure. Bergamot has a cleansing effect on the mind and body. Bergamot oil is the only citrus peel oil with the distinction of containing up to 30% of the fruity-woody-floral ester linalyl acetate - a valuable antioxidant also found in Lavender. Like green tea and red wine, it is rich in antioxidant polyphenols. The "FCF" in our Bergamot means the sun-sensitizing elements have been removed, so it is safe for use in the sun :)
ANTI-OXIDANTS : Linalyl Acetate, Polyphenols, Linalool, Terpinene, Limonene, β-pinene
Blood Orange is native to the Mediterranean and Asia and is used traditionally to improve the mental state and ease anxiety. It is both calming to the nervous system and used to uplift the spirit. Studies have shown it reduces symptoms of anxiety. On skin, its powerful antioxidant properties are anti-inflammatory.
Used traditionally in folk medicine for treating skin irritations, and in aromatherapy for grounding, soothing and to bring peace. It has high anti-inflammatory and healing properties and promotes harmony. In studies, inhalation of Patchouli is shown to calm the nervous system.