Put Your Skin On A Nutrient Rich Diet.
If you put it on your skin you have essentially eaten it, you just didn't have to chew it up first. A significant percentage of everything we put onto our skin makes it's way into our blood and from there everywhere in our bodies.
Fresh Tamarind Seed. Rich With Wonderful Anti-Oxidants And Vitamins.
Pristine ingredients high in essential nutrients are critical in skincare. I know this to be true. But it's more than just selecting ingredients rich in nutrient, one must be very careful where one shops.
Which is precisely why I periodically drive my suppliers a little bit nuts. To me nothing can really be called organic, even if it has the USDA sticker, if it is grown in close proximity to farm lands using synthetic and toxic preservatives. Toxins travel through the soil, the water and the air. So I insist all of my ingredients are cultivated naturally and the neighboring lands are pristine as well.
I insist on the finest purest ingredients in the world, in all cases from the plant and seed oils to the peptides. I never compromise. Ever.
Where it is reasonable I accept wild crafted ingredients.
Orange Blossom And Cucumber Waters From Organic Oranges And Cucumbers.
So finally here is a list of what you'll find in these products:
Reverse Osmosis Filtered Water: 0.4 micron particulate filtration. At this scale the water is essentially sterile and free of chlorine, bromine, metals and biological pollutants. The water is nothing less than pristine.
Orange Blossom Water And Rose Water: Ok I use these in my creams primiraly because they have such an amazing scent.
Cucumber Water: I use this as a toner and as such it fulfills the primary function of a toner; to re-balance the skin after exposure to hi pH tap water. But there's more to the story. Cucumbers water an excellent source of vitamin K and molybdenum. They are also a very good source of the pantothenic acid. They are also a good source of copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium, biotin and vitamin B1. They also contain the important nail health-promoting mineral silica.
- Cucumber Water Is The Foundation Of The Cucumber Eye Cream.
- Here is a video I made about all the benefits of Cucumber Water
A polymer: Derived from Sea Algae and Chia Seed: Now don't let the word polymer give you pause, a polymer is nothing more than a large molecule, or macro molecule, composed of many repeated sub units. We use this polymer to bind the water and oils in our formulations. The advantage to this system is critical to assuring the peptides and other constituents penetrate effectively and thoroughly.
Palm Oil: Now before you worry about habitat and sustainable farming, I assure you that I'm very picky about my Palm Oil; and only purchase from responsible documented sustainable sources. The function of Palm Oil in my products is the high concentration of Palmic Fatty Acid, which optimizes the penetration and function of the peptides.
- Palm oil has a balanced ratio of unsaturated and saturated fatty acids. It contains 40% oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid), 10% linoleic acid (polyunsaturated fatty acid ), 45% palmitic acid and 5% stearic acid (saturated fatty acid).
Avocado Oil: This wonderful oil leaves the skin with a silky smooth non greasy touch. One of my favorite oils and you'll find it in many of my products.
- Avocado oil has 76% monounsaturates (oleic andpalmitoleic acids), 12% polyunsaturates (linoleic and linolenicacids), and 12% saturates (palmitic and stearic acids); these values are given as percentage of fatty acid/total fatty acids.
Rose Hip Oil: Rose Hip Oil is one of the finest cleansing oils in the world (along side Borage, which is also found in my products). It has a high affintiy to bind and dissolve coagulated sebum.
- The rosehip seed contained valuable phytochemicals such as phenolic compounds(2554 μg/g), carotenoids (2.92 μg/g), and ascorbic acid (1798 μg/g). Furthermore, the rosehip-seed oil was rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, linoleic acid (54.05%), linolenic acid (19.37%), and phytosterols, mainly β-sitosterol (82.1%).
Borage Oil: Very similar to Rose Hip Oil but with a different set of nutrients.
- Borage, borage oil, Borago officinalis, borage seed, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), Glandol®, n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), n-6 PUFA,starflower, starflower oil. Constituents: Borage'smain constituent of interest is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is responsible for most of the pharmacological effects below.
Sea Buckthrone: Sea Buckthrone is just packed full of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and very effective and broad spectrum anti-oxidents.
- Sea-buckthorn oil contains approximately 190 bioactive substances including: saturated fatty acids- palmitic acid C16:0, stearic acid C18:0, unsaturated fatty acids- eicosanoic acid ω-9 C20:1, oleic acid ω-9 C18:1, palmitoleic ω-7 C16:1, linolic acid ω-6 C18:2, alpha-linolenic acid ω-3 C18:3, gamma-linolenic acid ω-6
Red Radish Root: Broad spectrum preservative that is both organic and non harmful. The compromise is a 6 to 8 month shelf life for the products preverved. But not to worry we will replace any product that happens to grow mold before your finish using it. Promise.
Prickly Pear Oil: Just a miracle for skin. An excellent nutrient along side a wonderful collection of fatty acids
- Two species of prickly pear from Morocco, Opuntia ficus indica (OFI) and Opuntia dillenii (OD) were investigated for fatty acids, sterols and vitamin E composition of the seed oil. Oils are obtained by hexane maceration under ambient temperature and analyzed by GC-MS.
The Peptides: What I need to state here is that our peptides are derived from organic members of the plant world. We do not use synthetic peptides. More on the peptides in the section at the bottom of the website; push the button under "Peptides Are Skin Whispers"
I will be adding to this page in the future as we develop new products and discover wonderful new ingredients. Stay tuned.
Kim Rollo Emanuel, Founder/Formulator