Caprylic / Capryic Triglyceride is derived wholly from coconut. It is used for calming and softening out the skin. It does this by creating a barrier on the skins surface, decreasing the amount of moisture lost through the skin, functioningnot only to prevent dryness, but also as a skin conditioning agent. Equally important is its role as a dispersing agent, its unique diamond shape enabling it to readily penetrate into the skin and helping it act as a carrier for our botanical supercritical extracts.
CASTOR SEED OIL (RICINUS COMMUNIS) - ORGANIC
Organic cold pressed Castor Seed Oil provides a protective barrier against harsh environmental conditions, whilst one of its active agents, Ricinoleic Acid, helps to minimize inflammations and keep the skin smooth, youthful and unlined. In eye makeup it has a long history of being helpful to eyelashes and eyebrows by promoting hair growth and enhancing a healthy, lustrous appearance.
Biotin promotes healthy cells growth and aids in the metabolism of protein-building amino acids that are essential for nail growth. For stronger nails, science actually agrees with biotin. Clinical studies have shown that biotin can strengthen weak, brittle nails. A Swiss study showed a 25% increase in nail plate thickness in those with brittle nails who took biotin. This is especially good news for those who are chronic nail biters or frequent nail salon-goers who may be experiencing thin, brittle nails as a result of wearing acrylic varieties.
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
This premium wax (known as the ‘queen of waxes’) is obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm, which is native to Brazil. Carnauba wax is one of the hardiest natural waxes. It offers the skin protection against external influences and helps to make lipsticks less vulnerable to changes in temperature. It is also hyper allergenic and extremely protective.
GLYCEROL STEARATE CITRATE
An ester of stearic and citric acids and glycerin, Glycerol Stearate Citrate is used as an emulsifier, humectant (moisture retainer), and moisturizer. An emulsifier made from fatty acids and glycerin derived from plant oils, Glyceryl Stearate helps the consistency of creams and lotions and makes the skin soft and supple.
Xanthan Gum is a natural ingredient produced from the fermentation of sugar syrup by a natural yeast-like microorganism, Xanthomonas Campestris. As a polysaccharide, it is used primarily as a thickening agent because of its capability to hold water.It also improves shelf life, helping with the stabilization of a product.
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) wax is a multifunctional complex of natural wax esters derived from the waxy leaf structure of Candelilla shrubs found in the Southwest United States and Mexico. It increases the time of residence of natural emollients and helps to provide a protective, moisture resistant environment for your skin.