Key Ingredients Glossary

Hey, y’all!

This is something I’ve been meaning to create for awhile, and I’ll continue to add to it as time goes on. Whenever I include a list of key ingredients in a post, I’ll link it back to this page to include the benefits of individual ingredients. It’s in alphabetical order for easy reference.

Blue Algae:

  • Soothes & nourishes skin
  • Reduces visibility of fine lines

Honey:

  • Antibacterial properties make it great for acne treatment and prevention
  • Antioxidants slow down aging
  • Moisturizes & soothes
  • Opens up pores, making them easier to unclog

Probiotics:

Protect & nurture skin

Pumpkin:

  • Fruit enzymes + alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) increase cell turnover
  • Vitamin A & C soften, soothe, and increase collagen production
  • Zinc (found in the seeds) help with acne by controlling hormone levels and oil production, as well as helping skin to heal
  • Fatty acids and Vitamin E (also found in the seeds) help maintain skin’s natural barrier and regulate sebum

Seaweed:

  • Hydrates skin
  • Amino acids help to plump up skin, reducing fine lines
  • Omega, zinc, & magnesium help heal conditions like acne and rosacea while creating a barrier from harsh environmental conditions
  • Antioxidants include Vitamins B & C and help clear pigmentation issued caused by sun exposure

Shea Butter:

  • Source of fatty acids, antioxidants, and Vitamins A, D, E, & F
  • Moisturizes & soothes skin
  • Treats acne & blemishes
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-free radicals
  • Relieves itchy/peeling skin (including a dry, itchy scalp)
  • Restores elasticity
  • Reduces razor irritation
  • Reduces stretch marks
  • Unrefined shea butter is safe for use on babies and toddlers (excellent for use on diaper rash or eczema)
  • Great for lip care
  • Repairs damaged hair
  • Prevents hair loss
  • Treats split ends & breakage
  • Natural conditioner
  • Soothes muscle aches
  • Can alleviate Rheumatism
  • Can alleviate Arthritis
  • Can alleviate nasal inflammation & congestion
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Treats diarrhea
  • Wound & insect bite healing
  • Natural UV protection
  • Cooking alternative to coconut oil, butter, or olive oil

Turmeric

  • Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties reduce redness from blemishes and calm conditions like eczema and rosacea
  • Combats acne
  • Reduces dark circles
  • Improves fine lines & brown spots caused by sun damage, as well as preventing the loss of elasticity
  • Reduces appearance of stretch marks
  • Soothes dry skin

White Clay:

Draws out impurities without stripping skin

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