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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. We take great pride in sourcing only clean, premium ingredients for all NOW® Solutions products, and we base our 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 clean, 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 health and beauty products.

 

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Abyssinia Seed Oil
Derived from: Flower source; 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; vegan
Description: Rich in antioxidants, aids in fighting off free radical damage caused by environmental factors.

Achillea Millefolium Extract
Derived from: Also called Yarrow Extract; an extract of the whole plant
Description: Skin conditioning agent with skin soothing properties.

Actiplex Herbal Blend
Derived from: Unique blend of seven natural herbal glycerite extracts; vegan
Description: Promotes healthy hair.

Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract
Derived from: From aerial parts of Alchemilla vulgaris, an herbaceous plant
Description: Used in skin care products; acts as an astringent and skin conditioning agent.

Algae Extract
Derived from: Plant source; 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 Flavor
Derived from: Hydrolysis of peach pits; vegan
Description: Used to add a natural fragrance to personal care formulations.

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

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Derived from: Extracted from the leaves of the aloe plant
Description: Skin conditioning agent with skin soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.

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

Anise Oil
Derived from: From the volatile oil derived from the fruit and seeds of Illicium verum
Description: Licorice-like, spicy aroma popular in aromatherapy and as a fragrance in personal care products.

Anthemis Nobilis (chamomile) Flower Oil
Derived from: 100% pure; plant source; vegan; volatile oil distilled from dried flower heads
Description: Intense, sweet, delightful aroma; popular with aromatherapy. Acts as a fragrance enhancer and conditioning agent.

Apricot Oil
Derived from: Fruit source; vegan
Description: Fixed oil expressed from the kernels of Prunus armeniaca. Functions as skin conditioning agent. Rich in oleic, linoleic and palmitic acids.

Aquaxyl™
Derived from: Glucose and Xylitol; vegan
Description: Aids in skin moisturizing  and hydration.

Argan (Argania Spinosa) Kernel Oil 
Derived from: Plant source; fixed oil expressed from the kernels of the African tree Argania Spinosa
Description: Also called argan oil. Used in personal care products as a skin conditioning agent (moisturizing, protecting, softening). 

Arnica Extract 
Derived from: Flower source; vegan
Description: Traditional herb used for its soothing properties. Enhances the appearance of dry skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.

Ascorbic Acid
Derived from: Synthesized; nature identical; vegan
Description: Acts as an antioxidant and preservative, more commonly known as vitamin C.

Ascorbyl Palmitate Powder
Derived from: Synthesized; 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; vegan
Description: Helps increase skin elasticity while moisturizing and softening it.

 

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Babassuamidopropyl Betaine (Makam BAB™)
Derived from:  Babassu palm oil; vegan
Description: Used as mild surfactant, good foamer and viscosity builder for skin cleansing products.

Balsam Fir Needle Oil
Derived from:  Comes from the fir needles of the Balsam fir (Abies balsamea) tree species.
Description: Pleasant, woodsy aroma popular in aromatherapy and personal care applications.

Bamboo Extract (Bambusa vulgaris) (Shoots)
Derived from:  Plant source; derived by water extraction of shoots of common bamboo
Description: Used in personal care products to soothe the skin and improve radiance.

Basil Oil
Derived from:  The volatile oil obtained from Ocimum basilicum
Description: Warm, spicy aroma popular in aromatherapy and as a fragrance used in personal care products.

Beeswax
Derived from: Bee source; natural
Description: Commonly used as a barrier ingredient in place of mineral or petroleum-based product.

Behentrimonium Chloride (Incroquat Behenyl)
Derived from: Ben Oil; vegan
Description: Used as an “anti-static” agent in hair conditioners to prevent frizzy hair.

Bentonite Clay
Derived from: Natural; mineral; vegan
Description: A clay used in cosmetics to help tighten the skin and remove excess oil and impurities.

Benzyl Alcohol
Derived from: Plant source from Cassia leaves; vegan
Description: Preservative.

Bergamot Essential Oil
Derived from: Cold-pressed peel of the plant's fruit; 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; vegan
Description: A combination of pure essential oils blended together; used as a scent in personal care products.

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

Black Pepper Oil (Piper nigrum)
Derived from: vegan; plant source; from the steam distillation of Piper nigrum L. dried unripe berries
Description: Dry, spicy sharp aroma is popular in aromatherapy

Blank 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.

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

 

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

Camphor Oil
Derived from: Made by distilling the bark and wood of the camphor tree - Cinnamomum camphora
Description: Penetrating, medicinal fragrance used in aromatherapy and personal care products.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Derived from: Synthesized; nature identical; vegan
Description: Used as an emollient in personal care products; well absorbed and has good spreading properties.

Capsaicin
Derived from: Plant source; vegan
Description: Used in skin care products.

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

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

Castor Oil
Derived from: Expeller-pressed from the seed of the castor oil plant - Ricinus communis
Description: Used in personal care products to treat skin and hair in need of a natural emollient.

Cedarbark Extract (Hinokitiol™) 
Derived from: Plant source; a natural extract from the evergreen coniferous tree.
Description: Skin conditioning agent.

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: Coconut and palm kernel oil; 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: Modified natural; vegan
Description: Skin emollient, emulsifier and emollient thickener for creams/lotions.

Cetyl Ricinoleate 
Derived from: Vegetable based; modified natural; vegan
Description: Used as an emulsion stabilizer and emollient.

Chamomile Oil/Extract
Derived from: Steam distilled from plant flowering tops; 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; 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; vegan
Description: Warm, spicy aroma is popular in aromatherapy and is often a component of potpourri.

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

Citronella Essential Oil 
Derived from: Plant source; 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.

Clary Sage Oil
Derived from: Leaves and buds of the Salvia sclarea herb native to the Mediterranean Basin.
Description: Herbaceous, lavender-like scent used in aromatherapy and personal care products.

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

Clove Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus
Derived from: Plant source; vegan; steam distilled from the buds of Eugenia caryophyllus
Description: Warm, pungent aroma is popular in aromatherapy.

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

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

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; vegan
Description: This herbal extract is commonly used as an astringent.  

Copper (from Copper Bisglycinate)
Derived from: Vegan; proprietary reaction of soluble copper salt with free-form glycine,  corn-derived maltodextrin, citric acid (derived from cane sugar) and silica
Description: Helps support the immune system, including collagen health.

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

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

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

Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Leaf/Stem Oil
Derived from: Plant source; obtained from the leaves and stems of the cypress evergreen tree known as Cupressus sempervirens
Description: Used as a cosmetic ingredient; good for skin conditioning and fragrance. Sweet, balsamic, woody, fresh, and green aroma.

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; vegan
Description: A water-soluble form of vitamin E used as an antioxidant.

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.

Decyl Glucoside
Derived from: Man-made from glucose, coconut and palm kernel oil, vegan
Description: Used as a cleansing agent and to stabilize emulsions thanks to its surfactant properties.

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

Deodorant Stick
Aluminum Potassium Sulfate (natural mineral salts)
Description: Used in personal care products to naturally eliminate odor causing bacteria.

Decyl Glucoside
Derived from: Man-made from glucose, coconut and palm kernel oil, vegan
Description: Used as a cleansing agent and to stabilize emulsions thanks to its surfactant properties.

Diheptyl Succinate & Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer
Derived from: Vegan; Plant; derived from vegetable sources
Description: A lightweight, emollient texture enhancer that is sometimes used as a replacement for silicone s in cosmetic products.

Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (NET-DG)
Derived from: Licorice root; natural; vegan
Description: Used in cosmetics to help reduce minor irritation and redness in the skin.

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate
Derived from: Man-made from coconut oil, vegan
Description: Thanks to its surfactant and hydrotrope properties, it is used as hair and skin conditioning agent, cleansing agent, and foam booster. It is known to cleanse skin and hair without stripping them from their natural oil.

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

 

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

Ethylhexylglycerin
Derived from: Man-made from glycerin, vegan
Description: Used as a deodorant and skin conditioning agent. It is also used as a preservative in personal care formulas.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Derived from: Steam distilled from Eucalyptus leaves; 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); vegan
Description: Highly absorbent; helps draw impurities and oils to skin’s surface.

Evening Primrose Oil 
Derived from: Pressed from seeds; 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; vegan
Description: Used in mouthwash for oral care and for other personal care applications.

Frankincense Oil
Derived from: Bark of the tree resin of the Boswellia tree - Boswellia carterii
Description: A deep, fresh, with subtle hints of citrus and camphor. Popular in aromatherapy and personal care applications.

 

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

Ginger Oil
Obtained from the dried rhizomes of Zingiber officinale
Description: A distinct aroma that can be described as strong, warm, or spicy; often used for aromatherapy. Used in a variety of applications for the skin and hair.

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

Glutathione
Derived from: Vegetarian friendly; manufactured via a microbial fermentation process using torula yeast (Candida utilis).
Description: Used in personal care products and clinical support for skin brightening.

Glycerin
Derived from: Vegetable source; nature identical; vegan
Description: Skin humectant that prevents loss of moisture; Hydrates, moisturizes and lubricates skin.

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

Goji (Lycium barbarum) Fruit Extract
Derived from: Plant source; Vegan; Lycium barbarum Fruit Extract is the extract of the fruit of Lycium barbarum. Cold process extraction method
Description: Used in personal care products for skin conditioning benefits.

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

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

Grapefruit Oil
Derived from: The volatile oil obtained from the peel of Citrus paradisi
Description: Sweet, citrus-scented oil frequently used in aromatherapy and personal care products.

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

 

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Helichrysum Essential Oil
Derived from: The volatile oil obtained from the flowers of Helichrysum italicum
Description: Sweet, herbaceous, earthy scent used in aromatherapy applications.

Horsetail Extract
Derived from: Plant source; 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.

Hydrolyzed Algin
Derived from: Vegan; Plant based; Algin is a polysaccharide obtained from brown seaweeds
Description: In cosmetics and personal care products, hydrolyzed algin functions as a humectant moisturizer and skin-conditioning agent.

Hydrolyzed Psoralea Corylifolia Extract
Derived from: A popular herb commonly known as babchi
Description: Skin conditioning agent and clinical support for anti-acne.

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; modified natural; vegan
Description: Excellent source of choline and inositol (from Vitamin B family in the form of phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidyl inositol) that helps to moisturize and lubricate.
A more hydrophilic/water-soluble version of soy lecithin.

Hyssop Oil
Derived from: The volatile oil obtained from the leaves of Hyssopus officinalis
Description: Camphor like purifying scent that’s both minty and flowery. Used as a fragrance in personal care products.

 

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Jasmine (Jasminum Grandiflorum) Oil
Derived from: Plant source; solvent extracted from jasmine flowers
Description: Warm, sweet, floral aroma popular in aromatherapy.

Jojoba Oil
Derived from: Jojoba seeds; 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.

Juniper Berry Oil
Derived from: The volatile oil obtained from the berry-like cone of Juniperus communis
Description: Floral scent. Used in aromatherapy and as a fragrance in personal care products.

 

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Kaolin Clay
Derived from: Mineral; 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
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; nature identical
Description: Amino acid used for hair and skin conditioning.

L-Proline
Derived from: Vegan; natural; produced by microbial fermentation of corn-derived glucose
Description: Amino acid essential for the synthesis of collagen protein. Provides building blocks that help to stabilize and strengthen the structural components of the body.

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

Lauric Arginate 20% in Glycerin (AMINAT G)
Derived from: The natural components: Lauric Acid, L-Arginine and Ethanol
Description: Used as a preservative in personal care products.

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

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

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

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

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

Lemon Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus citriodora)
Derived from: Plant source; vegan; steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of Eucalyptus citriodora
Description: Citronella-like aroma with subtle floral undertones; is popular in aromatherapy.

Lemongrass Essential Oil
Derived from: Steam-distilled from the lemongrass plant; vegan
Description: A fragrance that has refreshing and toning properties.

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

Lime Essential Oil (Citrus aurantifolia)
Derived from: Fruit source; vegan; steam distillation of oil from cold pressed whole fruit
Description: Fresh citrus lime aroma is popular in aromatherapy. Acts a fragrance enhancer.

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

L-Lysine (from Lysine HCI)
Derived from: Vegan; Plant sourced; from fermented rice
Description: Necessary for the production of all proteins in the body, and is required for the maintenance of the structural proteins collagen and elastin, which form all connective tissue such as skin, tendon, and bone.

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

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

 

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Mackam 2C-75  Liquid
Derived from: A mild amphoteric surfactant with Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate in a liquid form. Comprised of synthetics & coconut derived raw materials. Synthesized by mixing and heating- water, sodium monochloroacetate and cocohydroxyethyl imidiazoline.
Description: Can be found in a variety of personal care products such as shampoos.

Magnesium Chloride (Hexahydrate Flakes)
Derived from: Vegan; derived from the Zechstein seabed in the Netherlands
Description: Traditionally used to improve skin hydration.

Maltodextrin & Punica Granatum Seed Extract (Grenadys)
Derived from: Maltodextrin is made from non-GMO tapioca starch. Pomegranate extract is a fruit source
Description: Skin conditioning agent and clinical support for skin whitening/brightening of dark spots.

Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract
Derived from: The Swiss alpine Mallow flower (Malva sylvestris)
Description: Possesses emollient, calming and soothing properties.

Manganese (from Manganese Amino Acid Chelate)
Derived from: Synthetic ingredients
Description: Trace mineral known to support healthy bone metabolism.

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; vegan
Description: Skin conditioner; fragrance.

Marjoram Oil
Derived from: The volatile oil obtained from the flowers, leaves, and stems of Origanum majorana.
Description: Camphoraceous, slightly medicinal scent. Common in aromatherapy and as a fragrance in personal care products.

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

Melissa Officinalis Extract
Derived from: Also known as Lemon Balm, a perennial herb from the mint family
Description: Used in skin care products as an calming agent and helps maintain skin's natural microbial environment.

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

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

Mitostime P (Laminaria digital extract) w/ phenoxyethanol, a sea brown algae/weed
Derived from: a sea brown algae (weed); a kelp derived water based product
Description: Used in a variety of personal care products as a skin nutrient.

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; nature identical; 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; 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.

Myrrh Oil Liquid
Derived from: The volatile oil obtained by the steam distillation of the bark of Commiphora myrrha trees
Description: Musky, warm, clean, earthy smell. Popular in aromatherapy and often used as a fragrance in personal care products.

 

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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 Coconut Flavor
Derived from: Coconuts; vegan
Description: Used to flavor toothpaste as a natural alternative to commonly used synthetic flavors.

Natural Pear Blossom Fragrance
Derived from: Vegan; plant based; from the flowers of the pear tree; proprietary blending of natural fragrance ingredients
Description: Used in cosmetics to impart a pleasant odor and enhance the experience of using the product.

Natural Strawberry Flavor
Derived from: Fruit source; 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; vegan
Description: Provides natural fragrance (and flavor) to personal care products.

Neem Oil
Derived from: Cold pressed from neem plant seeds; 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.

Neroli Oil (Bitter Orange)
Derived from: Essential oil extracted from the flowers bitter orange trees (Citrus aurantium); also known as orange blossom oil.
Description: Deep, floral aroma used In aromatherapy and personal care products.

Nettle Extract 
Derived from: Plant source; vegan
Description: Used as an astringent; also conditions hair.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
Derived from: Synthetic; 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; 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: Modified natural; vegan
Description: Emollient with skin conditioning properties.

Olive Oil Extra Virgin
Derived from: Olives; 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; vegan
Description: Used to add a natural, sweet fragrance to products.

Orange-Grapefruit Aroma
Derived from: Plants, flowers, or bark; vegan
Description: A combination of pure essential oils blended together to scent personal care products.

Oregano Oil (Origanum vulgare)
Derived from: Vegan; steam distilled from dried flowering herb
Description: Spicy, camphoraceous aroma is popular in aromatherapy.

Organic Atlas Cedar Wood Oil (Cedrus Atlantica)
Derived from: Plant sourced; steam distilled from the wood of trees found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco
Description: Sweet, woodsy aroma used in personal care products as a fragrance enhancer.

Organic Cane Alcohol, USP/NF 190 PROOF
Derived from: Obtained from Cane Sugar following distillation and natural fermentation of organic corn solids
Description: Used in a variety of personal care products.

Organic Castor Oil Liquid
Derived from: Expeller-pressed from the seed of the castor oil plant - Ricinus communis
Description: Used in personal care products to treat skin and hair in need of a natural emollient.

Organic Green Tea Extract
Derived from: Plant source; vegan
Description: Has antioxidant properties that help fight free radical damage.

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

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

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

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

 

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Palmarosa Essential Oil 
Derived from: Steam distilled from fresh or dried palmarosa grass; vegan
Description: Has a rosy aroma; used in aromatherapy; mixes well with other oils and is revitalizing.

Panax Ginseng Extract Glycerite
Derived from: Derived from the root of the Korean ginseng plant of the Araliacea family
Description: Can be found in a variety of personal care products as a skin conditioner.

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; vegan
Description: Acts as a natural whitener in toothpastes.

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

Pennyroyal Ol Liquid
Derived from: Extracted from the leaves of the pennyroyal plant (Mentha Pulegium), which is in the mint family
Description: Repelling, stimulating aroma used in aromatherapy applications.

Peppermint Essential Oil
Derived from: Steam distilled from flowering herb; 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; vegan
Description: Reduces moisture loss from skin and acts as a carrier in personal care formulations.

Phospholipon 90 G (Phospholipids) (soy)
Derived from: Derived from soybean lecithin; characterized by natural and hydrogenated lecithin fractions and phospholipids from soybean, rapeseed (canola) or sunflowers
Description: Used in a variety of personal care and cosmetic products.

Phytantriol
Derived from: Phytantriol is a long-chained polyhydroxyl alcohol (polyol); polyols are compounds which contain three or more hydroxyl groups per molecule; the most important members of this class are glycerin and sorbitol
Description: Used in personal care preparations for hair, skin and nail care. In shampoo works to nourish and strengthen the hair.

Phytoceramides Complex (Ceramosides®) (Derived from Wheat Grain Extract) (Triticum spp.)
Derived from: Plant derived; a complex derived from polar lipid fraction of wheat grain extract
Description: Supports restoration of the ceramides content of the skin when taken orally. A clinically tested ingredient that mimics natural lipids found in skin and locks in moisture.

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

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

Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate (plant based)
Derived from: Plant derived from polyglycerin and a fatty acid.
Description: Used as a skin conditioning agent.

Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate (plant based)
Derived from: Plant derived; a mixture of the fatty acidiIsostearic acid and a form of glycerin
Description: Used as a skin conditioning agent.

Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate
Derived from: Man-made from plant based ingredients; vegan
Description: Aids in solubilizing essential oils and other oils in personal care formulations; vegan.

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

Potassium Sorbate 
Derived from: Man-made ingredients; nature-identical; vegan
Description: Preservative; anti-microcbial properties.

Primula Veris Extract
Derived from: From the aerial parts and roots of the Cowslip (Primula veris)
Description: Calms skin and reduces redness/irritation.

Progesterone
Derived from: Man-made from wild yam; vegan
Description: Steroid hormone, bioidentical to human progesterone; skin-conditioning agent.

Pycnogenol® 
Derived from: Bark of French maritime pine tree; 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: Man-made from vitamin A acetate and palmitic acid; 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.

Revinage
Derived from: Formula composed of the following ingredients: Bidens Pilosa Extract (a plant based extract), Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil.
Description: Used in personal care products to improve the appearance of aging skin.

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

Rose (Rosa Damascena) Absolute
Derived from:  Plant source; the volatile oil obtained from the flowers of Rosa damascena.
Description: Acts as a perfuming agent in personal care products.

Rose Hip Seed Oil
Derived from:  Extracts of rose; vegan
Description: High in essential fatty acids; used to rejuvenate the skin in many personal care application.

Rosemary Essential Oil 
Derived from:  Steam distilled from the plant; vegan
Description: Fragrance; in aromatherapy, used to stimulate, purify and rejuvenate.

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

Rosewater Conc Liquid
Derived from: Derived by distilling oil from the petals of the Rosa Damascena Flower; a mixture of fragrance chemicals and essential oils.
Description: Typically used in the production of personal care skin-care products and body oils.

Rosewood/Green Tea Essence
Derived from: Plants, flowers, or bark; 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; vegan
Description: Rich in oleic acid, it moisturizes, softens and won't clog pores (noncomedogenic); nourishes and firms.

Sage Oil Liquid
Derived from: The essential oil derived from the perennial, evergreen subshrub plant, Salvia officinalis
Description: Warm, camphoraceous aroma used in aromatherapy and personal care products.

Sandalwood (Santalum album) Oil
Derived from: Steam distilled from the heartwood of Santalum album L., Santalaceae (East Indian Sandalwood oil) or Santalum spicatum (= Eucarya spicata) (Australian Sandalwood oil)
Description: Subtle flora, aroma with undertones of wood and fruit. Popular in aromatherapy; in personal care products it works as a soothing agent.

Sapindus Mukurossi Peel Extract Powder
Derived from: A plant extract derived from the peel of the Soap Nut Tree, Sapindus mukorossi
Description: Used in personal care products as a skin conditioning agent.

Sarsaparilla Extract 
Derived from:  Plant source; 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; 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; vegan
Description: Rich in polyphenols and phytosterols; skin conditioner.

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) (Seed) Oil
Derived from: Fruit source; vegan
Description: Aids in hydrating the skin and promoting skin renewal; protects against minor skin irritations.

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

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

Sepilift™ DPHP
Derived from: Man-made from plant based ingredients; 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.

Sesame Seed (Sesamum Indicum) Oil
Derived from: Plant source; sesame seed oil expeller pressed from seeds of Sesamum indicum
Description: Used in a wide variety of personal care products; used topically to act as an emollient, conditioning and moisturizing agent.

Shea Butter 
Derived from: Karite nut tree; 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 Borate
Derived from: A white, powdery, naturally occurring mineral. Sodium Borate (borax) is the sodium tetraborate decahydrate (Na2B4O7 · 10H2O) that, when dissolved in water, is hydrolyzed to boric acid and OH− anions, yielding a pH of about 9.13
Description: Used in various personal care products such as lotions and mouthwash.

Sodium Coco-Sulfate
Derived from: Man-made from coconut oil; 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; vegan
Description: Humectant; used to hydrate and moisturize the skin; makes the skin look plumper.

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.

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

Sorbitol
Derived from: Man-made from glucose syrups; vegan
Description: Used to give products a smooth feel; acts as a humectant.

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

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

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

Stay C-50 (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate)
Derived from: Man-made; vegan
Description: Form of vitamin C used in personal care.

Stearic Acid 
Derived from: Plant source; vegan
Description:  Used as a cleansing agent; emulsifier; stabilizer.

Stearyl Alcohol
Derived from: Man-made solid alcohol; vegan
Description: Used as an emollient, emulsifier and thickener in cosmetic preparations.

Sugar Cane (Saccharum officinarum) Extract
Derived from: Plant source; 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; 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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Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum inophyllum)
Derived from: Plant source; vegan; cold-pressed oil from the seeds of the tamanu tree
Description: Used topically to hydrate and soften skin.

Tangerine Oil Liquid
Derived from: The oil obtained from the peel of the mandarin orange, Citrus reticulata
Description: Pleasant, orange-like, sweet scent used in aromatherapy applications.

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

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (BV-OSC)
Derived from: Man-made oil soluble ester of ascorbic acid; 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; vegan
Description: Fragrance; preservative; skin conditioner.

Tocopherol (Vitamin E) (soy)
Derived from: The vitamin is isolated by distillation from a vegetable oil and purified
Description: Vitamin E is a major antioxidant and the primary defense against lipid peroxidation. It is particularly important in protecting the body's cells from free radical/oxidative damage.

 

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Vegetable Squalane
Derived from: Vegan; obtained by distillation of natural olive oils
Description: Used in a wide variety of personal care products; acts as a skin conditioner and moisturizer.

Veronica Officianlis Extract
Derived from: From Speedwell, a species of flowering plant in the plantain family Plantaginaceae
Description: Used in skin care products as a skin-conditioning agent.

Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol; Ergocalciferol)
Derived from: Ergocalciferol: obtained by fermention. Nature identical, Vegan. Cholecalciferol: derived for lanolin (sheep's wool); nature identical
Description: Skin and hair conditioner.

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

Vitamin K (Vitamin K1/Phytonadione)
Derived from: Man-made ingredients; 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; vegan
Description: Rich in vitamin E, this emollient oil is a free radical scavenger.

Wheat Protein
Derived from: Wheat germ; vegan
Description: Moisturizing, smoothing and firming properties; increases hair sheen.  

White Charcoal Powder (from Ubame Oak Bark)
Derived from: Starting material is Ubame Oak (Quercus phillyraeoides) bark
Description: Used on skin to help remove skin impurities.

Willow Bark Extract
Derived from: Derived from the bark of the willow tree
Description: Reduces skin redness/irritation; possesses calming properties.

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

Witch Hazel
Derived from: Plant source; vegan
Description: Anti-irritant, astringent and soothing properties.

 

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Xanthan Gum
Derived from: Fermented sugars and carbohydrates; plant derived; vegan
Description: Natural gum used as an emulsion stabilizer and viscosity increasing agent.

 

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Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata) Flower Oil
Derived from: Plant source; steam distillation of fresh ylang ylang flowers
Description: Pleasant, floral aroma. Used as a fragrance in personal care products and in aromatherapy.

 

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Zinc (from Zinc Bisglycinate)
Derived from: Vegan; unique process to chelate two molecules of glycine with soluble salt of zinc, citric acid (corn-derived) and silica
Description: A mineral co-factor in hundreds of enzymatic reactions; essential to the normal function of many organs and systems within the body.

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.

Zinc Sulfate
Derived from: Zinc sulfate is a form of Zinc, which is a mineral
Description: Functions as a cosmetic astringent in personal care products.