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Abyssinia Seed Oil
Derived From: Flower source; natural; vegan*
Description: Abyssinia oil forms a protective membrane that helps prevent moisture loss, making it good for hand and hair creams. Helps promote natural luster and has emollient properties.

Acai Berry (Euterpe oleracea) Powder
Derived From: Fruit source; natural; vegan*
Description: Rich in antioxidants, aids in fighting off free radical damage done by environmental factors.

Actiplex Herbal Blend
Derived From: Unique blend of 7 natural herbal Glycerite extracts; natural; vegan*
Description: Promotes healthy hair.

Algae Extract
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used to moisturize the skin helping reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Allantoin
Derived From: Man-made ingredients; nature identical; vegan*
Description: This water-soluble crystal is known for its ability to encourage skin healing and prevent skin irritation.

Almond Oil Sweet 
Derived From: Pressed almonds; natural; vegan*
Description: This popular carrier oil is commonly used as a cosmetic ingredient for softening and moisturizing. It nourishes skin cells and improves elasticity.

Almond Flavor
Derived From: Hydrolysis of peach pits; natural; vegan*
Description: Used to add a natural fragrance to personal care formulations.

Aloe Vera
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Topically, Aloe has been shown to protect and hydrate the skin against premature aging, soothes and cools burns, and is also known to stimulate cellular regeneration.

ALPAFLOR® GIGAWHITE
Derived From: Alpine plants; natural; vegan
Description: Helps to lighten and reduce dark spots/age spots and even skin tone.

Aminosoap
Derived From: L-lysine and coconut; naturally derived; vegan*
Description: Used as a surfactant and to enhance effectiveness.

Apricot Oil
Derived From: Fruit source; natural; vegan*
Description: More affordable than almond oil but used in the same way to soften skin.

Aquaxyl™
Derived From: Glucose and Xylitol; natural; vegan
Description: Aids in skin moisturizing and restructuring

Arnica 
Derived From: Flower source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used for temporary relief from muscle soreness, bruises and stiffness.

Ascorbic Acid
Derived From: Synthesized; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Acts as an antioxidant and natural preservative, more commonly known as vitamin C.

Ascorbyl Palmitate Powder
Derived From: Synthesized; modified natural; vegan*
Description: An ester of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), which is used as an antioxidant and preservative in personal care products.

Avocado Oil
Derived From: Fruit source; natural; vegan*
Description: Contains collagen-supporting amino acids and protein as well as vitamins A, D and E. Helps increase epidermal elasticity while moisturizing and softening skin.

 

 B


Babassuamidopropyl Betaine (Makam BAB™)
Derived From: Babassu palm oil; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Its main functions are as an emulsifier and viscosity builder.

Beeswax
Derived From: Man made ingredients; nature identical
Description: Commonly used as a barrier ingredient in place of mineral or petroleum based product.  

Benzyl Alcohol
Derived From: Plant source from Cassia leaves; natural; vegan*
Description: Use as part of a preservative system to prevent microbial growth, commonly used in foods and personal care.

Behentrimonium Chloride (Incroquat Behenyl)
Derived From: Ben Oil; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Used as an antistatic in conditioners, to prevent hair from being frizzy.
    
Bentonite Clay
Derived From: Mineral; natural; vegan*
Description: A clay used in cosmetics to help tighten the skin and remove excess oil and impurities.

Bergamot Essential Oil

Derived From: Cold-pressed from the peel of the plant's fruit; natural; vegan*
Description: Possesses a sweet, uplifting citrus aroma that has made it a favorite in many potpourri products: both stimulating and energizing in essence.  

Berry Essence
Derived From: Plants, flowers, or bark; natural; vegan*
Description: A combination of pure essential oils blended together, to scent personal care products.  

Betaine Anhydrous (Trimethylglycine) (TMG)
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Acts as a highly effective skin moisturizer and anti-irritant

Biotin
Derived From: Fermentation; natural; vegan*
Description: Building block of protein, used to strengthen hair and keep it healthy.

Boswellin Extract 
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: A soothing ingredient that can be used in ointments to ease transient pain.

Blank Anchored Liposomes

Derived From: Mixture of water and phospholipids; natural; vegan*

Description: Absorbs water soluble nutrients and vitamins, once applied to the skin and hair the nutrients are released.

 

 C


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Derived From: Coconut and Palm source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as an emollient/emulsifier in personal care products, penetrates and has good spreading properties.

Capsaicin
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Helps to relieve temporary pain and provides soothing relief with a warming sensation.

Caprlylic/Capric Triglyceride
Derived From: Coconut; natural; vegan*  
Description: An emollient that helps the product spread thoroughly, promotes pigment dispersion.

Carrageenan Gum
Derived From: Irish moss or red algae; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as a natural stabilizer, binding agent and emulsifier. Food-grade carrageenan is different from and should not be confused with degraded carrageenan, which is a known carcinogen.

Carbomer 940
Derived From: Man made ingredients; synthetic; vegan*
Description: Used as a mild thickener to increase viscosity in personal care formulations. Natural alternatives typically do not provide its characteristics.

Carrot Seed Oil
Derived From: Vegetable source; natural; vegan*
Description: Contain powerful antioxidants to help prevent free radical damage and protect skin, rich in vitamin A.

Calendula Extract 
Derived From: Flower source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used to soothe, soften and heal.

Castor Oil 
Derived From: Castor beans; natural; vegan*
Description: Helps to protect skin from environmental damage and helps to reduce skin irritation and other cosmetic effects.

Cedarbark Extract (Hinokitiol™) 

Derived From: Plant bark; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as part of our preservative systems to maintain stability and protect against microbial growth.


Celadrin®
Derived From: Animal source; modified natural   
Description: Used topically in higher concentrations, this novel blend of acetylated fatty acid esters can help reduce the effects of aging, and can also be beneficial in relieving joint discomfort. Celadrin® protect cell membranes from the damage caused by internal and external stresses.* Moreover, it is a byproduct of the industry, the animal is not killed for the purpose of obtaining this ingredient.

Ceteareth-20
Derived From: Coconut or Palm oil; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Used as a cleansing agent/emollient in personal care applications from hair care to moisturizers.

Cetearyl Alcohol
Derived From: Coconut or palm oil; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Used as an emollient, emulsifier or thickening agent in cosmetic preparations.

Cetyl Alcohol (Palmityl Alcohol)
Derived From: Plant source; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Used in cosmetic formulations to help soothe and moisturize both skin and hair also acts as an emulsifier.

Cetearyl Glucoside
Derived From: Coconut or palm oil and glucose; modified natural; vegan*
Description: a neutral emulsifier used in personal care applications

Cetyl Palmitate
Derived From: Coconut or Palm oil; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Used in the manufacturing of lubricants and soaps.

Cetyl Ricinoleate 
Derived From: Coconut/ Palm and Castor Bean Oil; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Has skin penetrating properties and is used an emulsion stabilizer and emollient.

Chamomile Oil/Extract
Derived From: Steam distilled from plant flowering tops; natural; vegan*
Description: Tranquil, mellow aroma that has a calming effect.


Cholecalciferol (Vit D-3)
Derived From: Sheep wool; natural
Description: Used in skin formulas as another way to deliver Vitamin D to the body through the skin and promote natural supplementation of Vitamin D.

Cinnamon Bark Oil
Derived From: Steam distilled from Cinnamon bark; natural; vegan*  
Description: Cinnamon is also a favorite for its comforting and appealing aroma.  


Cinnamon Cassia Essential Oil
Derived From: Steam distilled from leaves, bark or twigs; natural; vegan*
Description: Warm, spicy aroma is popular in aromatherapy and is often a component of potpourri.  

Citric Acid
Derived From: Fermentation; natural; vegan*  
Description: Used as a preservative, foam inhibitor, sequestering agent and to balance pH levels in formulations.

Citrus Bioflavonoids

Derived From: Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon and Tangerine Fruits; natural; vegan*
Description: A broad group of polyphenolic compounds which have antioxidant properties.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Derived From: Coconut; modified natural; vegan*  
Description: Effective cleanser and surfactant

Coconut (Coco nucifera) (Fruit) Oil
Derived From: Coconut palm; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as a body moisturizer or for dry scalps in cosmetic preparations.

Cucumber Extract 
Derived From: Vegetable source; natural; vegan*
Description: Commonly used to tone, purify, and moisturize the skin.

Collasol-M (Soluble Collagen)
Derived From: Marine source; natural
Description: A major component of skin that gives it structure. In any form, collagen is a good water-binding agent and aids in anti-aging.  

Coconut Powder
Derived From: Fruit source; natural; vegan*
Description: Helps to moisturize and soften, and provides a natural fragrance.

Chamomile Extract 
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Known for its soothing and calming properties. Often used to help reduce redness and to calm skin that has been irritated.

Citronella Essential Oil 
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Is an effective insect repellent, also antiseptic and stimulating.

Clintonia Borealis Extract 
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used to comfort and soothe the skin, and to reduce irritation.

Cocoa Butter
Derived From: Cocoa beans; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as an emollient and commonly used as a moisturizer.

Comfrey Leaf Extract 
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: This herb extract is commonly used as an astringent.  

CoQ10    
Derived From: Fermentation; natural; vegan*
Description:  Antioxidant, anti-wrinkle and skin smoothing agent when used topically.

Cranberry Extract

Derived From: Fruit source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used to stimulate skin cellular regeneration, antioxidant, rich in Vitamin C, used for problem skin.

Cyanocobalamin (Vit B-12)
Derived From: Man made materials; natural identical; vegan*
Description: Used topically to help reduce and soothe redness and irritation in the skin.

 

 

D


D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate
Derived From: Vegetable fats; natural; vegan*
Description: A water soluble form of vitamin E used as an antioxidant.  

De-Ionized Water
Derived From: Water treated with anionic/cationic resins that absorb the ions from water; natural; vegan*
Description: Purified water

Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (NET-DG)
Derived From: Licorice roots; natural; vegan*
Description: Used in to help protect skin’s hyaluronic acid and helps reduce irritation and redness in the skin.


Dong Quai Extract 
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used to help with skin problems and female balance.

  

 

E


Emulsifying Wax
Derived From: Coconut and Palm Oils; modified natural; vegan*  
Description: Essential ingredient used in making creams in lotions; acts as the natural “ glue” to hold the formulation together.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Derived From: Steam distilled Eucalyptus leaves; natural; vegan*
Description: Popular during cold and flu season when diffused. Used in cosmetic applications.

European Clay Powder
Derived From: Montmorillonite (a natural mineral silicate with iron and magnesium); natural; vegan*  
Description: Highly absorbent, helps draw impurities from deep within skin’s pores.

Erythritol Crystalline Powder
Derived From: Fermentation; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as a humectant and conditioning ingredient in moisturizing creams and lotions.

Evening Primrose Oil 
Derived From: Pressed from seeds; natural; vegan*
Description: Acts as a moisturizer, conditions and helps soothe irritated skin.

 

 

 

F


Fennel Essential Oil
Derived From: Steam distilled from seeds; natural; vegan*
Description: Used in mouthwash for oral care and sore throats. This oil makes a good liniment for applying to the chest, and is also used for skin health.

 

 

 

G


GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
Derived From: Synthesized; nature- identical; vegan*
Description: Used to help relax muscles.

Geranium Essential Oil/Extract 
Derived From: Steam distilled from the plant; natural; vegan*
Description: Possesses strong calming properties, considered to be an anti-irritant when used  topically.

Ginseng Extract
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Known as a ‘tonic’, it’s popular in skin care preparations. Has a revitalizing effect also helps increase skin elasticity.

Glucosamine or Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium Complex
Derived From: Shellfish or fermentation sources; natural; vegan only if from fermentation*  
Description:  Acts as a stimulator of cartilage formation and joint health.

Glucose Oxidase & Lactoperoxidase (Biovert™) 
Derived From: Natural enzymes with glucose and functional man made salts; modified to function as natural; vegan*
Description: Two part preservation system used to stabilize personal care formulas as an antimicrobial-antioxidant protection system, trademark Biovert™.

Glycerin
Derived From: Animal source; natural
Description: Humectant absorbed by the hair follicle that softens and swells it, making the hair follicle water retentive. Also adds body, shine and moisture. Moisturizes and cleanses skin, has emollient and lubricating properties, and attracts moisture from surrounding sources.

Glycerine Vegetable or Glycerine
Derived From: Non-GMO palm oil; natural; vegan*
Description: Humectant absorbed by the hair follicle that softens and swells it, making it water retentive. Also adds body, shine and moisture. Moisturizes and cleanses skin, has emollient and lubricating properties, and attracts moisture from surrounding sources.

Glyceryl Stearate
Derived From: Palm Oil; natural; vegan*  
Description: Used as an emulsifier to maintain stable formulations and is also considered a solvent and humectant and is used to provide consistency in formulations.  

Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica) (Leaf)
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used to help reduce a variety of skin issues from irritation, scarring and burns along with problem skin.

Grain Alcohol
Derived From: Grain; natural; vegan*
Description: Cosmetic-grade ethanol, used as a solvent, emulsifier and antiseptic.

Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citrus Seed Extract/Citricidal™)
Derived From: Fruit source; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Used as a preservative and has cleansing properties.

Grape Seed Oil
Derived From: Fruit source; natural; vegan*
Description: A powerful antioxidant that protects skins collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Penetrates into the skin easily and is rich in flavonoids.


Green Tea Extract
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: An antioxidant that helps to improve the anti-aging process and helps protect against free radical damage.

 

 

 

H


Horsetail Extract
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Contains amino acids, phytosterols and silica which help to strengthen and condition hair. Reduces buildup of oils in the hair and scalp.

Hydrated Silica
Derived From: Sand; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Removes unwanted tissue or foreign materials from various body surfaces, commonly used in toothpaste.

Hydrolphaline Asia
Derived From: Bamboo, lotus and water lily plants; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as a moisturizer and promotes cellular regeneration.

Hydroxyethl Cellulose (Natrosol 250) 
Derived From: Cellulose; modified natural; vegan*  
Description: Used as a binder; emulsion stabilizer, film former, and increases viscosity in formulations.

Hydroxylated Soy Lecithin
Derived From: Soy Lecithin; natural; vegan*
Description: Excellent source of choline and inositol (from Vitamin B family in the form of phosphatidyl choline and phosphatidyl insotiol) that helps to moisturize and lubricate. A more hydrophilic/water soluble version of soy lecithin.

 

 

 

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 J

 

 Jojoba Oil 
Derived From: Jojoba seeds; natural; vegan*
Description: Similar to human sebum, this oil penetrates skin effectively and is used as a carrier oil and in personal care formulations as a skin moisturizer and for cell renewal.

 

 

 

K


Keratec IFP PE
Derived From: Sheep wool; natural
Description: Provides a protective coating on the hair to protect it from environmental stressors. Strengthens hair from the root to the tip, and adds a silky feel.

Kaolin Clay
Derived From: Mineral; natural; vegan*
Description: A white clay used in cosmetic formulas for sensitive skin, helps remove excess oils and impurities from the skin.  

 

 

L


Lanablue™
Derived From: Algae source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used for smoothing and thickening the epidermis.

Liquid Lanolin
Derived From: Sheep wool; natural
Description: Used as an emollient and emulsifier in personal care formulations.

Lauryl Glucoside
Derived From: Coconut & sugar source; natural; vegan*  
Description: A surfactant, used as a cleansing agent in personal care.

Lavender Essential Oil
Derived From: Steam distilled from the flower; natural; vegan*
Description: Helps calm and renew the skin and has excellent moisturizing properties.

L-Carnosine
Derived From: Man made ingredients; nature-identical; vegan*  
Description: Increases the amount of oxygen available to fat cells.

L-Arginine
Derived From: Fermentation; natural; vegan*
Description: Amino acid that is used to promote hair growth and strengthen follicles.

L-Cysteine
Derived From: Whey or Chicken Feathers; natural
Description: Amino acid that promotes hair growth and helps restore damaged hair.

Lecithin (Deoiled)
Derived From: Soybeans; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as an emulsifier, spreading agent and attracts moisture to the skin.

Lecithin Liquid  
Derived From: Soybeans; natural; vegan*
Description: Contains high amounts of phospholipids which are extremely important for cellular health. Moisturizing and a natural emulsifier.

Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon) (Fruit)
Derived From: Fruit source, natural; vegan*
Description: Used to add a natural fragrance to skin care products and also helps cleanse, brighten and refresh the skin.

Lemon Flavor
Derived From: Fruit source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used for its refreshing and cleansing properties.

Lemongrass Essential Oil
Derived From: Steam distilled from the plant; natural; vegan*
Description: Has refreshing and toning properties, is also antiseptic and helps soothe muscle aches.

Licorice Root Extract
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used to help soothe skin irritation and redness.

Lutein
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used topically to slow down moisture loss, improve hydration, elasticity and antioxidant benefits.

Lycopene
Derived From: Fruit/Vegetable source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used to help protect skin from environmental factors that can cause damage.

 

 

 

M


MSM (Methylsulphonylmethane)
Derived From: Plant source; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Used to help repair damaged skin and reduce problem skin irritations, it is also used for helping relieve minor soreness.


Mango Butter
Derived From: Fruit source; natural; vegan*
Description: Acts as a lubricant for the skin, promotes cell rejuvenation with effective moisturizing properties similar to cocoa butter.

Manuka Honey
Derived From: Animal source (from bees); natural
Description: More powerful than honey, it helps repair and clear skin that has been damaged and promotes cell regeneration.

Marigold Extract 
Derived From: Calendula flower; natural; vegan*
Description: Increases blood flow to the specific area to aid in collagen production.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description:  Similar to grape seed oil, it lubricates well, and has high stability due to over 98% long chain fatty acids.

Menthol 
Derived From: Peppermint; natural; vegan*
Description: Found in many sport products, used to provide temporary relief for muscle pain and tension.

Methyl Salicylate
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: A form of wintergreen used to aid in joint support formulations.

Montanov 68/Cetearyl Glucoside
Derived From: Fruit and coconut oil; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Known as cetearyl alcohol & cetearyl glucoside. Used as an emulsifier in personal care formulations.

Mulberry Bark  Extract 
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Commonly used as a skin lightener and whitener.

 
Multifruit Extract 
Derived From: Plant source; natural fermentation; vegan*
Description: Combination of alpha hydroxyl acids derived from sugar cane, sugar maple and orange extract ferments, and commonly used to reduce the signs of aging and to improve acne.

 

 

N


Natural Aroma(s)
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Commonly used to impart a desired aroma to a cosmetic formulation.

Natural Strawberry Flavor
Derived From: Fruit source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used to flavor our children’s toothpaste as a natural alternative to synthetic flavors commonly used.

Natural Vanilla
Derived From: From vanilla beans; natural; vegan*
Description: Provides natural fragrance (and flavor) to personal care products.

Neem Oil
Derived From: Cold pressed from plant seeds; natural; vegan*
Description: Used for various skin problems, and found in a wide range of personal care products. It has properties that are similar to tea tree oil.

Nettle Extract 
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as an astringent. Also tones and purifies hair.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
Derived From: Fermentation of man made ingredients; nature identical; vegan*
Description: Enhances blood circulation in the scalp. Stimulates the metabolism of hair follicles when applied topically.

Nutmeg Essential Oil
Derived From: Steam distilled from seeds; natural; vegan*
Description: Used for its spicy aroma, Nutmeg is known to have a warming, and mentally stimulating effect.

 

 

 

O


Octyl Palmitate (Ethylhexyl Palmitate)
Derived From: Palm oil; modified natural; vegan*     
Description: Commonly used as an emollient and humectant.

Olive Oil Extra Virgin
Derived From: Olives; natural; vegan*
Description: A powerful antioxidant that is used as a carrier oil with excellent lubricating properties.

Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) (Fruit)
Derived From: Fruit source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used to add a natural, sweet fragrance to products.


Orange-Grapefruit Aroma
Derived From: Fruit source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as a natural fragrance in cosmetic preparations as an alternative to synthetic fragrances. 

Oryza sativa (Rice Bran beads)
Derived From: Rice bran powder; natural; vegan*
Description: Spherical beads act as a mild exfoliant to create a gentle scrub and promote smooth, soft skin.

Organic Green Tea Extract
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: An antioxidant that helps improve the anti-aging process and helps fight free radical damage.

Organic Lavender Essential Oil 
Derived From: Steam distilled from the flower; natural; vegan*
Description: Helps calm and renew the skin and has excellent moisturizing properties.

Organic Natural Cocoa Butter 
Derived From: From cocoa beans; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as an emollient and commonly used as a moisturizer.

Organic Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) (Leaf) Extract
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as a natural sweetener in oral care formulations.

 

 

 

P


Palmarosa Essential Oil  
Derived From: Steam distilled from fresh or dried grass; natural; vegan*
Description: Has a rosy aroma, mixes well with other oils and is revitalizing.

Palmitic Acid Ester
Derived From: Palm oil; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Commonly used as an emollient and humectant.

Papain

Derived From: Papaya fruit and leaves; natural; vegan*
Description: Used for digestive function and acts as a natural whitener in toothpastes.

d-Panthenol
Derived From: Multiple sources; nature identical; vegan*
Description: Used as a humectant, emollient and penetrating moisturizer, it helps improve hydration and irritation in the skin and is found in many hair care formulations.

Patchouli Essential Oil 
Derived From: Steam distilled from non-flower leaves; natural; vegan*
Description: Rich earthy aroma that has odor fighting properties.

Peppermint Essential Oil
Derived From: Steam distilled from flowering herb; natural; vegan*
Description: Used to flavor or for fragrance. Has a refreshing, cooling effect.

Phenoxyethanol
Derived From: Man made ingredients; nature identical; vegan*
Description: Water soluble compound commonly used as a preservative in personal care formulations to help maintain shelf stability.

Pine Needle Essential Oil

Derived From: Steam distilled from needles, twigs, and buds; natural; vegan*
Description: Has fresh lively scent.

Phospholipids
Derived From: Soy beans; natural; vegan*
Description: Reduces moisture loss in skin and acts as a carrier in personal care formulations to penetrate deeply.

Plantaren Lauryl Glucoside 
Derived From: Coconut oil and sugar; natural; vegan*
Description:  Used as a surfactant and cleansing agent.

Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate
Derived From: Coconut or palm oil: modified natural; vegan*
Description: Aid in solubilizing essential oils and other oils in personal care formulations

Pomegranate Extract
Derived From: Fruit source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used for its skin softening properties and as an exfoliant.

Potassium Sorbate 
Derived From: Man made ingredients; nature identical; vegan*
Description: Used as a replacement for parabens to inhibit mold and bacteria growth.

Propylene Glycol
Derived From: Man made ingredients; synthetic; vegan*
Description: Used as a base in deodorant sticks. May be associated with skin rashes.
*We are reformulating our deodorant stick so it will not contain this ingredient.

Progesterone 
Derived From: Wild Yam; modified natural; vegan*  
Description: Belongs to a class of hormones called progestogens, and is the major naturally occurring human progestogen. Used in creams specifically designed for women as a natural hormone replacement. Progesterone should not be confused with progestins, which are synthetically produced progestogens.

Pycnogenol®  
Derived From: Bark of maritime pine tree; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as a natural, nutrient rich emollient and powerful antioxidant.  

 

 

 

R


Red Clay
Derived From: Mineral silicate with iron and potassium; natural; vegan*
Description: Used for those with sensitive skin as a mask or to cleanse the face.

Retinyl Palmitate
Derived From: Palm Oil; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Cosmetic formulations containing retinyl palmitate are substantially more stable than those containing retinol. Furthermore, it readily penetrates into the epidermis and dermis and acts as a skin cell regulator.

Rhodiola rosea
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Being able to survive in harsh conditions, it’s known for "adaptogenic thermal stress protection” and provides protective powers to the skin.

Rose Hip Seed Oil
Derived From: Extracts of rose; natural; vegan*
Description: High in essential fatty acids. Used to rejuvenate the skin in many personal care applications.

Rosemary Essential Oil 
Derived From: Steam distilled from the plant; natural; vegan*
Description: Used to stimulate scalp circulation, purifies and rejuvenates.

Rosemary Extract
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Toner, purifier, stimulating and astringent, is also beneficial to both hair and skin. Rich in natural minerals, it brightens and adds high gloss to the hair.

Rosewood/Green Tea Essence
Derived From: Plants, flowers, or bark; natural; vegan*
Description: A combination of pure essential oils blended together, used to scent personal care products.

 
Royal Jelly
Derived From: Animal source; natural
Description: Commonly used fas a skin humectant (water binding agent) and in damaged skin cell rejuvenation.

 

 

 

 

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Safflower Oil 
Derived From: Seeds; natural; vegan*
Description: Rich in oleic acid, it moisturizes and softens. It won't clog pores (noncomedogenic), nourishes and firms.

Sarsaparilla Extract 
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used to help reduce the appearance of problem skin.

Satsuma Orange/Grapefruit Essence
Derived From: Plants, flowers, or bark; natural; vegan*
Description: A combination of pure essential oils blended together, to scent personal care products.

Saw Palmetto Extract
Derived From: Whole berries and virgin olive oil; natural; vegan*
Description: Saw palmetto is commonly used to help support healthy prostate function, and is generally recommended for men over 30.

Sclerotium Gum
Derived From: Yeast fermentation: natural; vegan*
Description: A natural water soluble polysaccharide gum used as a thickener and rheology modifier in personal care formulations

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) (Seed) Oil
Derived From: Fruit source; natural; vegan*
Description: Aids in hydrating the skin and promoting skin regeneration and hydration along with protection against anti-aging.

Sea Kelp
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Soothing and moisturizing, helps restore damaged hair.

Sea Salt 
Derived From: Sea water; natural; vegan*
Description: Used in personal care for skin exfoliation and to promote circulation.  

Sepilift™ DPHP
Derived From: Plant source; natural source; vegan*
Description: A French botanical, helps rebuild collagen in skin, resulting in reduction of wrinkles and fine lines and smoother, younger-looking skin.

Shea Butter 
Derived From: Karite nut tree; natural; vegan*
Description: Moisturizing, soothing emollient fat with cell renewal properties.

Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
Derived From: Man made ingredients: nature identical: vegan*
Description: Also known as baking soda, non-irritating, raises pH, cleanses and absorbs odor.

Sodium Carbonate (Baking Powder)
Derived From: Man made ingredients; natural identical; vegan*
Description: Also known as baking powder, nin-irritating; balances pH; cleanses and absorbs odor
Sodium Coco-Sulfate
Derived From: Coconut Oil; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Used as a mild surfactant in cleansers or hair care products to cleanse.

Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid)
Derived From: Fermented of sugar beets & soy; natural; vegan*
Description: Regulates skin hydration level, moisturizes and provides a layer of protection to the skin.

Sodium Hydroxymethyl Glycinate
Derived From: Glycine; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Used as a preservative to prevent bacteria, mold and yeast growth. Considered a much safer and less damaging alternative to SLS.

Sodium Olefin Sulfonate
Derived From: Man made ingredients: synthetic; vegan*    
Description: MILD SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO SLS, Used as a cleansing and foaming agent in hair care products.

Sodium Stearate
Derived From: Palm kernel oil; modified natural; vegan*   
Description: Used as a surfactant and an emulsifier in personal care applications.

Solubilisant Gamma
Derived From: Man made ingredients; synthetic
Description: Used as an emulsifier and solubilizer, helps solubilize oils in water preparations.  

Sorbic Acid 
Derived From: Synthesized; nature identical; vegan*  
Description: Prevents yeast growth in formulations, antimicrobial and acts as a humectant.  

Sorbitol
Derived From: Corn; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Used to give products a smooth feel and acts as a humectant.

Soy Lecithin
Derived From: Soy beans; natural; vegan*
Description: Excellent source of choline and inositol (from Vitamin B family in the form of phosphatidyl choline and phosphatidyl insotiol) that helps to moisturize and lubricate.

Spearmint Essential Oil
Derived From: Steam distilled from plant; natural; vegan*
Description: Used commonly to flavor products, invigorating, clean and energizing.

Squalene or Vegetable Squalene
Derived From: Olives; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as a moisturizer to keep skin soft and protect against harsh factors in the environment.

Stay C-50 (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate)
Derived From: Fermentation; modified natural; vegan*   
Description: Form of vitamin C used in personal care.

Stearic Acid  
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Gives cream and hair care products a &ldquopearl” shine, softens and is useful as an emulsifier.

Stearyl Alcohol
Derived From: Coconut or palm oil; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Used as an emollient, emulsifier and thickener in cosmetic preparations.

Sugar Cane (Saccharum officinarum) Extract
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Also called Glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid or AHA with excellent skin penetrating capability; it can increase skin cell turnover thereby revealing younger, fresher looking skin

Sunflower Seed Oil
Derived From: Plant Seed; natural; vegan*
Description: Base oil used as an emollient, useful with higher quality oils such as olive, cocoa butter, Shea butter, coconut, & jojoba oils.

 

 

 

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Teteahexyldecyl Ascorbate (BV-OSC)
Derived From: Fermentation; modified natural; vegan*
Description: A very stable, oil-soluble Vitamin C ester which has anti-oxidant activity, inhibiting lipid peroxidation. Topical use can mitigate the damaging effects of UV exposure. Studies have shown it to stimulate collagen production and promote a more even skin tone.

Tea Tree Essential Oil 
Derived From: Steam distilled from leaves and twigs; natural; vegan*
Description: Has antiseptic properties and is commonly used for skin problems.

Thyme Essential Oil
Derived From: Steam distilled from dried leaves or flowering tops; natural; vegan*
Description: Herbaceous scented oil used medicinally.  

TEA (Triethanolamine)
Derived From: Man made ingredients; synthetic; vegan*
Description: Used as a pH balancer in personal care applications and emulsifier.

 

 

 

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Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate)
Derived From: Palm Oil; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Helps revitalize the skin, smoothes fine lines and protects against dryness, heat and pollution. Also used as a preservative.

Vitamin C (from Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate/ Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate/ Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate)
Derived From: Ascorbic Acid; natural modified; vegan*
Description: Used to help brighten the skin and aid in repair from damage.  Potent antioxidant that aids in repairing, brightening, improving elasticity and soothing skin in cosmetic formulations

Vitamin D (Ergocalciferol)
Derived From: Sheep’s wool; modified natural; vegan*
Description: Penetrates easily into the skin, helps improve skin texture and firmness with repeated use over time.

Vitamin E
Derived From: Vegetable source; natural; vegan*
Description: Excellent anti-oxidant and free-radical scavenger, well absorbed through the skin, and helps prevent moisture loss.

Vitamin K (Vitamin K1/ Phytonadione)
Derived From: Man-made chemicals; nature identical; vegan*
Description: Used to help reduce the appearance of dark spots or areas on the skin, spider veins and bruising.

Volcanic Sand
Derived From: Mineral; natural; vegan*
Description: Used topically in cosmetic formulations to exfoliate the skin and help improve cell turnover.

 

 

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Witch Hazel
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as an alternative to alcohol. An astringent that soothes.

Wheat Germ Oil
Derived From: Heart of the (germ) of the wheat; natural; vegan*
Description: Rich in vitamin E, this emollient oil is a free radical scavenger.

Wheat Protein
Derived From: Wheat germ; natural; vegan*
Description: Moisturizing, smoothing and firming properties. Makes hair shiny and increases hair sheen.   

Wild Yam Root
Derived From: Plant Root; natural; vegan*
Description: Aids as temporary relief, used in products for women.

Wintergreen Essential Oil
Derived From: Steam distilled from mint leaves; natural; vegan*
Description: Commonly used for flavor, also added to carrier oil and used as a muscle rub.

 

 

 

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Xangold Oil™
Derived From: Marigold flowers; natural; vegan*
Description: Antioxidant used to aid in protecting skin tissue.

Xanthan Gum
Derived From: Fermented sugars & carbohydrates; natural; vegan*
Description: Used as a thickener in personal care formulations. Soothes.  

Xylitol Powder
Derived From: Vegetable source; modified natural; vegan*    
Description: Used in NOW® toothpaste formulas, to naturally sweeten and help whiten the teeth. Does not encourage bacterial growth in the mouth like other sweeteners.  

 

 

 

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Zinc Oxide
Derived From: Man made ingredients; nature identical; vegan*
Description: Used as an alternative to chemical sunscreen material. Used in deodorants, as an astringent, and used to treat skin problems.


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