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- Aloe Vera: Contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and natural sugars. Reduces inflammation and moisturizes, soothing damaged skin.
- Astringent: Substance that tends to shrink and constrict/contract body tissue.Tones the skin.
- Avocado Oil: Plant steroids make this oil regenerative, moisturizing, and skin-softening. Contains Vitamins A, D, and E, potassium, proteins, lecithin, beta-carotene, and essential fatty acids. Emollient and easily absorbed.
- Calendula Flowers: Traditionally used in herbal salves to treat any skin, muscle, or blood vessel disorders. Specifically, it has been used to treat acne, skin irritations, and inflammation.
- Comfrey: Both the root and leaf contain allantoin, with some rosmarinic acid, and tannin. Allantoin is reputed to help new skin cells grow. Traditionally, comfrey has been used to promote healing of body tissues and broken bones.
- Emollient: Substances that soften and soothe the skin.
- Epsom Salts: Draw toxins from the body. Reduce inflammation, relieving pain and cramps. Improve absorption of nutrients.
- Exfoliant: Substance that removes the oldest of the dead skin cells on the skin's outermost surface.
- Evening Primrose Oil: Contains linoleic and gamma-linoleic fatty acids, which are also referred to as Vitamin F. Easily absorbed, leaving no oily residue.
- Fatty acids: Required for normal growth and healthy cell membranes. Also called Vitamin F.
- French Green Clay: A natural clay. Used in face masks to draw out and absorb impurities while releasing essential minerals. Some consider it to be a bactericide, hindering infection. Tones and strengthens connective tissues.
- Grapeseed Oil: Easily penetrates the skin. Astringent. High in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid. Contains proanthocyanidins, which are potent antioxidants and are helpful in wound healing.
- Hazelnut Oil: Mildly astringent. Penetrates well. High in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid.
- Humectant: Absorbs water from the air and aids in moisture retention.
- Honey: Contains glucose, fructose, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, copper, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5. Humectant.
- Lavender: Causes calming, soothing, and sedative effects.
- Moroccan Red Clay: A natural clay. Draws dirt and impurities from the complexion.
- Nettle: High in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene, B-complex vitamins, Calcium, and Iron. Has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints.
- Oatmeal: Soothes irritated skin while helping the skin to retain essential oils. A mild exfoliant.
- Rice Bran Oil: High in Vitamin E antioxidants. Absorbs easily, leaving a smooth, not greasy feel. Rich in gamma-oryzanol, a skin protectorant.
- Rose Clay: A natural clay. Used to draw out impurities. One of the mildest clays available.
- Rosmarinic Acid: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial.
- Vitamin F: see fatty acids
- Walnut Oil: Emollient. High in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid. It is often used in anti-aging creams and for dry or damaged skin.Absorbs well, no greasy residue.
- Witch Hazel: Astringent. Used to treat insect bites and bruises. Often found in aftershave lotions.
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