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Ingredients Guide

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At NOW® Solutions our team of health and beauty experts is passionate about creating unique personal care formulas that bring out your inherent beauty using some of nature’s purest and most effective ingredients. They take great pride in sourcing only premium, natural ingredients for all NOW® Solutions products, and they base their purchasing decisions on the latest research and our own analysis.

Just as important as the ingredients we use are the ingredients we choose not to use. You’ll never find harsh chemical ingredients such as parabens or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) in our products.

What you will get are safe, effective formulations that are natural, pH-balanced, suitable for most skin types, and never, ever tested on animals.

Quality ingredients are where it all begins. After all, what you put into a product is what you get out of it, and we’re out to ensure you get only the best in natural health and beauty products.

 

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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 caused by environmental factors.

Actiplex Herbal Blend
Derived from: Unique blend of seven 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 moisturize dry, rough, flaky skin and protect against minor skin irritations.

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 minor skin irritation  and enhance the appearance of dry skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.

ALPAFLOR® GIGAWHITE
Derived from: Alpine plants; natural; vegan
Description: Helps to brighten the complexion and even skin tone.

Aminosoap
Derived from: L-lysine and coconut; naturally derived; vegan
Description: Used as a cleanser 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 hydration. 

Arnica 
Derived from: Flower source; natural; vegan
Description: Traditional European skin care ingredient.

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: Helps increase skin elasticity while moisturizing and softening it.

 

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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: Part of a preservative system, commonly used in foods and personal care. 

Behentrimonium Chloride (Incroquat Behenyl)
Derived from: Ben Oil; modified natural; vegan
Description: Used as an “anti-static” agent in hair conditioners to prevent frizzy hair.
    
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 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; used as a scent in personal care products.  

Betaine Anhydrous (Trimethylglycine) (TMG)
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: Acts as a highly effective skin moisturizer and soothes minor skin irritations.

Biotin
Derived from: Fermentation; natural; vegan
Description: Nutrient necessary for healthy hair and skin; adds body and shine to hair.

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.

Boswellin Extract 
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: A soothing herbal ingredient.

 

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Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Derived from: Coconut and palm source; natural; vegan
Description: Used as an emollient/emulsifier in personal care products; well absorbed and has good spreading properties.

Capsaicin
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: Antioxidant, astringent, skin protectant.

Carrageenan Gum
Derived from: Irish moss or red algae; natural; vegan
Description: Used as a natural stabilizer, binding agent and emulsifier.

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 the same characteristics.

Calendula Extract 
Derived from: Flower source; natural; vegan
Description: Used to soothe, soften and condition; also used as a fragrance.

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

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

Cedarbark Extract (Hinokitiol™) 
Derived from: Plant bark; natural; vegan
Description: Used as part of our preservative systems to maintain stability.

Celadrin®
Derived from: Animal source; modified natural   
Description: Used topically in higher concentrations, Celadrin® is a clinically tested complex blend of special esterified fatty acids that are normally present in cellular membranes.

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.

Cetearyl Glucoside
Derived from: Coconut or palm oil and glucose; modified natural; vegan
Description: A neutral emulsifier used in personal care applications.

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.

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: Used as an emulsion stabilizer and emollient.

Chamomile Extract 
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: Known for its soothing and calming properties. Often used to help reduce redness and to soothe minor skin irritations.

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

Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D-3)
Derived from: Sheep’s wool; natural
Description: Skin-conditioning agent. 

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Derived from: Steam distilled from Cinnamon bark; natural; vegan
Description: Cinnamon is 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.

Citronella Essential Oil 
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: An effective insect repellent; also stimulating.

Citrus Bioflavonoids
Derived from: Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon and Tangerine Fruits; natural; vegan
Description: A broad group of polyphenolic compounds that have antioxidant properties.

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

Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Derived from: Coconut; modified natural; vegan
Description: Effective cleanser and surfactant.

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

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

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

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 fighting visible signs of aging.  

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

CoQ10    
Derived from: Fermentation; natural; vegan
Description:  Antioxidant and skin-smoothing agent when used topically.

Cranberry Extract
Derived from: Fruit source; natural; vegan
Description: Antioxidant, rich in vitamin C, used for problem skin.

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

Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B-12)
Derived from: Man-made materials; vegan
Description: Used topically to help reduce and soothe redness and minor skin irritation.

 

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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 root; natural; vegan
Description: Used in cosmetics to help reduce minor irritation and redness in the skin.

Dong Quai Extract 
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: Emollient, skin-conditioning agent.

 

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

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

Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Derived from: Steam distilled from Eucalyptus leaves; natural; vegan
Description: Revitalizing, clarifying, and invigorating 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 and oils to skin’s surface.

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

 

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Fennel Essential Oil
Derived from: Steam distilled from seeds; natural; vegan
Description: Used in mouthwash for oral care and for other personal care applications.

 

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GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
Derived from: Synthesized; nature-identical; vegan
Description: May help to reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Geranium Essential Oil/Extract 
Derived from: Steam distilled from the geranium plant; natural; vegan
Description: Calming when used in aromatherapy.

Ginseng Extract
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: Emollient, hair and skin conditioner.

Glucosamine or Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium Complex
Derived from: Shellfish or fermentation sources; natural; vegan only if from fermentation
Description: Natural structural component of skin.

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, and as a preservative-antioxidant protection system; trademarked as Biovert™.

Glycerin
Derived from: Animal source; natural
Description: Humectant that helps hair follicles retain water. 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 that helps the hair follicle retain water. 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; used to provide consistency in formulations.  

Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica) (Leaf)
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: Skin-conditioning agent; helps to firm skin and soothe minor irritations.

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

Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citrus Seed Extract/Citricidal™)
Derived from: Fruit source; modified natural; vegan
Description: Fragrance or skin conditioning agent.

Grape Seed Oil
Derived from: Fruit source; natural; vegan
Description: A powerful antioxidant that protects skin from environmental factors. Easily absorbed by the skin and rich in flavonoids.

Green Tea Extract
Derived From: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: An antioxidant that helps to protect against free radical damage.

 

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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 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 skin regeneration.

Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (Natrosol 250) 
Derived from: Cellulose; modified natural; vegan
Description: Used as a binder, emulsion stabilizer, and film former; 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 inositol) that helps to moisturize and lubricate. A more hydrophilic/water-soluble version of soy lecithin.

 

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Jojoba Oil 
Derived from: Jojoba seeds; natural; vegan
Description: Similar to human sebum, this oil is well absorbed by the skin and is used as a carrier oil. Also used in personal care formulations as a skin moisturizer, as well as for skin renewal.

 

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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.  

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

 

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L-Arginine
Derived from: Fermentation; natural; vegan
Description: A primary amino acid component of hair keratin and skin collagen; used as a hair and skin-conditioning agent.

L-Carnosine
Derived from: Man-made ingredients; nature-identical; vegan
Description: Antioxidant, skin firming, skin hydration.

L-Cysteine
Derived from: Whey or chicken feathers; natural
Description: Amino acid used for hair and skin conditioning.

Lanablue™
Derived from: Algae source; natural; vegan
Description: Used for smoothing and firming the skin.

Lauryl Glucoside
Derived from: Coconut and sugar source; natural; vegan
Description: A surfactant used as a cleansing agent in personal care.

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

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

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

Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon) (Fruit)
Derived from: Fruit source, natural; vegan
Description: Used to add natural fragrance to skin care products.

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 lemongrass plant; natural; vegan
Description: A fragrance that has refreshing and toning properties.

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

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

Lutein
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: Used topically to slow down moisture loss, improves hydration and elasticity, and has antioxidant benefits.

Lycopene
Derived from: Fruit/vegetable source; natural; vegan
Description: Antioxidant; used to help protect skin from environmental factors that can cause damage.

 

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

Manuka Honey
Derived from: Animal source (bees); natural
Description: Produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native Manuka bush; used to soothe minor skin irritations.

Marigold Extract 
Derived from: Calendula flower; natural; vegan
Description: Skin conditioner; fragrance.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: Similar to grape seed oil, it lubricates well, and has high stability due to its 98% long chain fatty acid content.

Menthol 
Derived from: Peppermint; natural; vegan
Description: Found in many sport products as a fragrance; refreshing; soothing.

Methyl Salicylate
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: A willow bark extract used to refresh and soothe; fragrance; exfoliant; preservative.

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

MSM (Methylsulphonylmethane)
Derived from: Plant source; modified natural; vegan
Description: A source of naturally occurring sulfur, it is a vitally important element for connective tissues, including skin and cartilage. MSM moisturize and revitalize skin, especially after a workout or other strenuous activity.

Mulberry Bark Extract 
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: Commonly used as a skin brightener.

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

 

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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 commonly used synthetic flavors. 

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 neem 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 conditions hair.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
Derived from: Fermentation of man-made ingredients; nature identical; vegan
Description: Enhances the appearance and feel of hair by increasing body, suppleness, or sheen, or by improving the texture of hair. Enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.

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

 

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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: Has powerful antioxidant properties; used as a carrier oil due to its 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: Has antioxidant properties that help fight free radical damage.

Organic Lavender Essential Oil 
Derived from: Steam distilled from the lavender 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.

 

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Palmarosa Essential Oil 
Derived from: Steam distilled from fresh or dried palmarosa grass; natural; vegan
Description: Has a rosy aroma; used in aromatherapy; 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.

d-Panthenol
Derived from: Multiple sources; nature-identical; vegan
Description: Derivative of vitamin B5; acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, which gives skin a soft and smooth appearance. Enhances the appearance and feel of hair by increasing hair’s body, suppleness, and sheen, or by improving the texture of hair.

Papain
Derived from: Papaya fruit and leaves; natural; vegan
Description: Acts as a natural whitener in toothpastes.

Patchouli Essential Oil 
Derived from: Steam distilled from non-flower leaves; natural; vegan
Description: Fragrance; rich earthy aroma that has deodorizing properties.

Peppermint Essential Oil
Derived from: Steam distilled from flowering herb; natural; vegan
Description: Used as a flavor or for fragrance; refreshing.

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.

Phospholipids
Derived from: Soy beans; natural; vegan
Description: Reduces moisture loss from skin and acts as a carrier in personal care formulations.

Pine Needle Essential Oil
Derived from: Steam distilled from needles, twigs, and buds; natural; vegan
Description: Fragrance; fresh lively scent.

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: Aids 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: Preservative; used as a replacement for parabens.

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: Steroid hormone, bioidentical to human progesterone; skin-conditioning agent.

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

 

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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: Retinol derivative used in cosmetic formulations because it is substantially more stable than retinol. Furthermore, it is readily absorbed by the skin and acts as an antioxidant.

Rhodiola rosea
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: Antioxidant properties; provides protection against environmental factors.

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:  Fragrance; in aromatherapy, used to stimulate, purify and rejuvenate.

Rosemary Extract
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: Antioxidant, deodorant, and fragrance

Rosewood/Green Tea Essence
Derived from: Plants, flowers, or bark; natural; vegan
Description: A combination of pure essential oils blended together; used as a fragrance for personal care products.

Royal Jelly
Derived from: Animal source; natural
Description: Moisturizing; used as a humectant.

 

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

Sarsaparilla Extract 
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: Antioxidant; tones and balances skin; used to help improve 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 (Serenoa serrulata)
Derived from: Whole berries and virgin olive oil; natural; vegan
Description: Rich in polyphenols and phytosterols; skin conditioner.

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 renewal; protects against minor skin irritations.

Sea Kelp
Derived from: Plant source; natural; vegan
Description: Skin conditioner; used to smooth and nourish the hair.

Sea Salt 
Derived from: Sea water; natural; vegan
Description: Used in personal care for skin exfoliation and as a humectant.  

Sepilift™ DPHP
Derived from: Plant source; natural source; vegan
Description: A French botanical, helps to firm the skin, resulting in reduction of the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines for smoother, younger-looking skin.

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

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

Sodium Carbonate (Baking Powder)
Derived from: Man-made ingredients; natural-identical; vegan
Description: Also known as baking powder; non-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 and in hair care products.

Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid)
Derived from: Fermented sugar beets and soy; natural; vegan
Description: Humectant; used to hydrate and moisturize the skin; makes the skin look plumper.

Sodium Hydroxymethyl Glycinate
Derived from: Glycine; modified natural; vegan
Description: Used as a preservative to prevent microbe growth; considered a much safer alternative to SLS.

Sodium Olefin Sulfonate
Derived from: Man-made ingredients: synthetic; vegan
Description: Used as a cleansing and foaming agent in hair care products; mild; safe alternative to SLS.

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.  

Sorbic Acid 
Derived from: Synthesized; nature-identical; vegan
Description: Prevents yeast growth in formulations; antimicrobial; acts as a humectant.  

Sorbitol
Derived from: Corn; modified natural; vegan
Description: Used to give products a smooth feel; 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); helps to moisturize and lubricate.

Spearmint Essential Oil
Derived from: Steam distilled from plant; natural; vegan
Description: Used as a fragrance and flavoring;  invigorating; clean and energizing when used in aromatherapy.

Squalene or Vegetable Squalene
Derived from: Olives; natural; vegan
Description: Used as a moisturizer to keep skin soft and protect against harsh environmental factors.

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: Used as a cleansing agent; emulsifier; stabilizer.

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 (AHA) with excellent exfoliating capability; renews skin’s surface to reveal 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, and jojoba oils.

 

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Tea Tree Essential Oil 
Derived from: Steam distilled from leaves and twigs; natural; vegan
Description: Commonly used to improve the appearance of problem skin.

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

Tetahexyldecyl Ascorbate (BV-OSC)
Derived from: Fermentation; modified natural; vegan
Description: A very stable, oil-soluble vitamin C ester that has antioxidant activity, inhibiting lipid peroxidation. Topical use can mitigate the damaging effects of environmental exposure. Studies have shown it promotes a more even skin tone.

Thyme Essential Oil
Derived from: Steam distilled from dried leaves or flowering tops; natural; vegan
Description: Fragrance; preservative; skin conditioner.  
 

 

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Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate/Retinol)
Derived from: Palm oil; modified natural; vegan
Description: Helps revitalize the skin; improves the appearance of fine lines and protects against dryness, heat and pollution; 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; potent antioxidant; improves skin elasticity.

Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol; Ergocalciferol)
Derived from: Sheep’s wool (cholecalciferol only); modified natural; vegan (ergocalciferol only)
Description: Skin and hair conditioner.

Vitamin E
Derived from: Vegetable source; natural; vegan
Description: Excellent antioxidant and free-radical scavenger; helps prevent moisture loss; well absorbed by the skin.

Vitamin K (Vitamin K1/Phytonadione)
Derived from: Man-made chemicals; nature identical; vegan
Description: Used to help reduce the appearance of dark spots.

Volcanic Sand
Derived from: Mineral; natural; vegan
Description: Used topically in cosmetic formulations to exfoliate the skin and for skin renewal.

 

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Wheat Germ Oil
Derived from: Heart (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; increases hair sheen.   

Wild Yam Root
Derived from: Plant Root; natural; vegan
Description: Used to enhance the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.

Wintergreen Essential Oil
Derived from: Steam distilled from mint leaves; natural; vegan
Description: Commonly used for flavor or fragrance.

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

 

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Xangold Oil™
Derived from: Marigold flowers; natural; vegan
Description: Antioxidant used to protect skin from free radical damage.

Xanthan Gum
Derived from: Fermented sugars and carbohydrates; natural; vegan
Description: Used as a thickener in personal care formulations; soothing.  

Xylitol Powder
Derived from: Vegetable source; modified natural; vegan
Description: Used in toothpaste formulas to naturally sweeten and help whiten 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: Helps to protect skin from harsh environmental exposure. Used in deodorants as an astringent; helps to improve the appearance of problem skin.