List of Actives & Extracts

Actives, Botanical Extracts & Natural Ingredients

  • Horsetail Extract (Equisetum Arvense)

    Horsetail extract, derived from the horsetail plant, has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and skincare due to its impressive array of beneficial compounds. Rich in minerals, antioxidants, and other bioactive components, horsetail extract offers numerous advantages for both hair and skin health.

    The extract's anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties can help soothe and balance the scalp, reducing and alleviating irritation.

    The silica content in horsetail extract is believed to improve hair texture and thickness, imparting shine and silkiness. Horsetail extract's hydrating properties can help retain moisture in the skin and hair.

  • Witch Hazel Extract - No Alcohol (Hamamelis Virginiana)

    Witch hazel - no alcohol - refers to a variation of the popular natural astringent and skincare ingredient, witch hazel, that is formulated without the addition of alcohol.

    We chose a version with no alcohol, as it is non-drying, will not sting and overall is better for sensitive skin. Witch hazel without alcohol may contain more of the natural water content and beneficial compounds from the witch hazel plant, providing additional hydration and nourishment to the skin.

    Natural Benefits: Without the addition of alcohol, the natural beneficial properties of witch hazel, such as its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, are better preserved.

  • Vitamin E - Natural (Tocopherol)

    Vitamin E, also known as natural tocopherol, is a fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin that plays a crucial role in maintaining the health of our cells and protecting them from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It exists in several forms, with alpha-tocopherol being the most biologically active and commonly used form in skincare products.

    Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, which means it helps neutralize free radicals.

    Skin Health: Vitamin E is often used in skincare products due to its moisturizing and skin-nourishing properties. It can help support the skin's natural barrier function, retain moisture, and soothe dry or irritated skin.

  • Glycerin

    Glycerin, also known as glycerol, is a colorless, odorless, and viscous liquid that belongs to the category of polyols or sugar alcohols. It is a natural substance found in various plant and animal fats and oils. Glycerin has numerous applications across several industries due to its unique properties and versatility.
    Glycerin is considered a HUMECTANT, and is widely used in skincare products such as moisturizers, lotions, and creams due to its exceptional humectant properties. It draws moisture from the air and helps retain it in the skin, keeping it hydrated and preventing dryness.

  • Calendula Extract (Calendula officinalis)

    A botanical treasure renowned for its numerous skin-soothing and healing properties. Commonly referred to as "marigold," Calendula has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and skincare remedies, and its extract continues to be a beloved ingredient in modern natural and organic skincare formulations.

    The extraction process carefully captures the potent and beneficial compounds found within the Calendula flowers, resulting in a concentrated and pure botanical extract. Due to it's regenerative and anti-inflammatory properties, It is often used for soothing and healing irritated skin.

  • Sea Buckthorn Extract - Organic (Hippophae rhamnoides)

    Highly prized and nutrient-rich botanical extract derived from the bright orange berries of the Sea Buckthorn plant. Revered for centuries for its medicinal and cosmetic benefits, Sea Buckthorn has earned its reputation as a "superfruit" due to its exceptional concentration of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

    The extract is carefully obtained from organically grown Sea Buckthorn berries, ensuring that the plant has been cultivated without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers.

  • Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf)

    Aloe vera is the extract derived from the inner gel of the aloe vera plant. Aloe vera is a succulent plant known for its soothing and healing properties, making it a popular natural remedy for various health and beauty applications.

    Aloe vera offers several benefits due to its rich composition of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and polysaccharides. Some of its uses and benefits include:

    • Scalp Health: anti-inflammatory properties help soothe and calm an irritated scalp, reducing itching and discomfort.
    • Hydration: it is a natural humectant, meaning it attracts and retains moisture. It helps hydrate and nourish
    • Hair Growth: it contains enzymes that can help remove dead skin cells from the scalp, creating a healthier environment for hair growth.
    • It can be used as a lightweight conditioner, leaving the hair soft, smooth, and more manageable
    • The vitamins and amino acids present in aloe vera can help strengthen the hair, reduce breakage, and promote hair repair

  • Rosemary Oleo Resin (Rosmarinus officinalis)

    This is a natural botanical extract derived from the herb Rosemary. It is obtained through the process of oleoresin extraction to get the essential oils and other aromatic compounds from the plant material. The resulting oleo resin is a concentrated and potent extract that retains the aromatic and therapeutic qualities of Rosemary.

    Uses and benefits:

    • Skincare: valued for its skin-nourishing and soothing properties. It can help improve skin texture, calm irritation, and support a healthy complexion.
    • Hair Care: known for its potential to promote scalp health, reduce dandruff, and strengthen hair follicles, which may aid in hair growth and improve hair thickness.
    • Antioxidant Effects: it contains rosmarinic acid and carnosic acid, which can help neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from oxidative stress.
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

    Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, also known as medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), are a type of fatty acid ester derived from coconut oil or palm kernel oil. They are composed of a blend of caprylic acid (C8) and capric acid (C10), which are medium-chain fatty acids. They are widely used in the cosmetic and skincare industry due to their unique properties and benefits, such as:

    • Lightweight Texture and non-greasy feel
    • Emollient Properties: helping to soften and smooth the skin by forming a protective barrier that reduces water loss and retains moisture
    • Non-Comedogenic
    • Enhance absorption of other active ingredients, making them more effective on the skin.
  • Betaine (Natural, from Beets)

    100 % plant-based, natural, high-quality, multifunctional Betaine, derived from GMO-free sugar beet. It offers a wide variety of benefits including moisture regulation, irritation reduction, and protection for skin and hair. Betaine is a natural moisturizer. This highly purified betaine, extracted from sugar beets, is sustainably sourced from upcycled sugar production side stream. Also known as an osmoprotectant natural betaine helps moisturize long-term by strengthening skin barrier & hair cuticle and managing water balance. 

  • Panthenol

    DL-Panthenol (aka Pro-Vitamin B5) is valued in skin and hair care for its moisturizing properties. It has anti-inflammatory effects and soothes irritated and sensitive skin. Studies have shown D-Panthenol promotes stimulation of epithelization and mitigation of itching and has an anti-inflammatory effect. For hair care applications it is known for its humectant properties and its ability to improve the resistance of hair to mechanical stress.

    • PANTHENOL has the ability to penetrate hair roots and shafts repairing and strengthening damaged hair.
    • PANTHENOL selectively deposits and adheres to damaged areas of hair where it is needed helping to prevent split ends.
    • PANTHENOL has good humectant properties which help to attract and hold moisture on the hair and skin.
  • Amaranth Seed Extract (Amaranthus Caudatus Seed)

    Amaranth Seed Extract is a natural plant source, is non-GMO and naturally gluten free. The unique small peptides in Amaranth Seed Extract encourage greater penetration into the hair fiber, and provides a lighter feel overall. This extract has the ability to increase the diameter of individual hair fibers for fuller hair, reduces friction of strands to increase bounce and movement of hair, and adds gloss and shine for beautiful, healthy looking hair. Amaranth Seed Extract improves manageability and helps prevent damage to the hair.

  • "Apple Saccharide" Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract (and) Glycerin

    Apple Fruit Extract is a sustainable apple saccharide super-food complex derived from a zero-waste process of manufacturing apple juice for the food industry. This farm-based active provides clinically tested hydration over multiple products and skin types. Apple Extract replenishes hydration and draws back atmospheric water onto dry hair to instantly leave it softened and moistened, and add shine. Unlike traditional humectants, it offers a smooth and soft finish free from tackiness.

  • Hydrolyzed Rice Protein & Rice Extract

    Rice Extract/protein provides excellent moisture because it contains a large proportion of acidic amino acids. Hydrolyzed Rice Protein is an antistatic agent, hair conditioner and skin conditioner. It can enhance hair elasticity and make hair shiny. It also can increase the moisturizing ability of the skin and hair, while strengthening the skin's defense function, maintaining the normal keratinization of keratinocytes, and inhibiting bacterial growth.