Algae Extract: Mineral-rich extract from marine algae. Promotes skin hydration and tightening. Has anti-inflammatory properties. Find it in ourAnti-Wrinkle Cream.
Aloe Leaf Gel: Aloe accelerates the production of healthy skin cells by facilitating the process of exfoliation and cell division. In damaged tissue, it has been shown to promote the formation of new blood vessels and decrease inflammation. Studies that suggest that aloe may also have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. Find it in ourAnti-Wrinkle Cream, RadianceSerum. # Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil: Roman chamomile has a well established history in aromatherapy and has been used for thousands of years for its calming, anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is excellent for anxiety, depression, acne, allergies, boils, burns, eczema and psoriasis. A gentle flower oil, Roman Chamomile is also particularly useful in massage oils for infants, children and the elderly. Find it in ourFibromyalgia Oil Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi Leaf extract (Bearberry Leaf Extract): A natural skin lightener. Reduces melanin (pigment) production by inhibiting tyrosinase (an enzyme responsible for the formation of melanin in the skin). Effectively lightens age spots & dark skin areas. Find it in ourRadianceSerum. Bladderwrack: From seaweed; for skin toning and stimulating cell activity. Find it in ourAnti-Wrinkle Cream. Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Oil: Frankincense Oil is obtained through steam distillation of the resin from the Boswellia Carteri tree. Commonly used for it's fragrance, it's woody, spicy, haunting smell is wonderfully calming to the mind and eases anxiety and stress. In skin care formulations, frankincense has a rejuvenating, balancing and healing effect on the skin. Frankincense oil is used for scars, stretch marks, skin inflammation, wounds and mature skin. Find it in ourScar Oil. Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter): Extracted from the fruit of the shea tree, shea butter is a natural emollient and moisturizer that absorbs rapidly into the skin and provides natural ultraviolet sun protection. It is well known for its skin softening and conditioning abilities. Find it in ourAnti-Wrinkle Cream. Calophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil: Tamanu oil is native to the exotic isles of the South Pacific, but can also be found in other tropical areas. This thick, rich oil is squeezed from the dark kernels of the fruit of the tamanu tree, which blooms twice a year. It takes 1 kilogram of Tamanu fruit to yield just 50 ml of this precious oil. Tamanu oil is a remarkably potent healing agent, used for variety of skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, acne, bedsores, rashes, burns, hemorroids, rosacea, sunburn, and chapped, rough skin. It has a restructuring and hydrating effect on the epidermis and exhibits anti-neuralgic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and antioxidant properties. Find it in ourDry Eczema Oil, Varicose Veins Oil. Camellia Sinensis (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract: This ancient asian plant contains potent polyphenols that give it valuable anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is inhibits the breakdown of vital structures within the inner walls of blood vessels and protects the skin from excessive sun and environmental damage. Find it in ourAnti-Wrinkle Cream. Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang)Oil: Ylang Ylang essential oil is obtained through the distillation of freshly-picked, fragrant flowers from the tropical cananga tree. It has a wonderfully balancing effect on the skin (stops over-producion of sebum in oily skin, while soothing overly-dry skin), and has also been used on the scalp to stimulate hair growth. Ylang ylang assists with breathing disorders, rapid heart beat, high blood pressure, anxiety and impotence. Find it in ourAsthma Relief Oil, Fibromyalgia Oil Capric/Capryllic Triglycerides: Derived from coconut oil. An emollient and thickening agent to smooth and lubricate the skin. Find it in ourAnti-Wrinkle Cream. Carbomer: From vegetable cellulose. Thickens, stabilizes and promotes the shelf-life of skin care products. Find it in our RadianceSerum Cedrus Atlantica (Atlas Cedar) Oil: Cedarwood is possibly one of the first essential oils to be extracted from a plant. It was used by Egyptians in the mummification process and also to protect papyrus leaves from insects. Obtained from the branches of slow-growing, coniferous trees, cedarwood oil contains 19 amino acids that cannot be synthesized by our bodies. Soft, woody and calming, this essential oil relieves itching, combats acne, cellulite, dermatitis and psoriasis, and acts as a general astrigent. It also combats dandruff and is used in hair loss products. Find it in ourCellulite Oil, Shaving Oil. Cetyl Alcohol: Naturally occurring fatty acid derived from palm and coconut oils. This non-drying alcohol is used as an emollient to protect skin from moisture loss. It also serves as a thickener and an emulsifier (to keep oil and water from separating). Find it in ourAnti-Wrinkle Cream. Chamomilla Matricaria Flower Extract (German Chamomile): German Chamomile extract is made up of natural anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory components including azulene, bisabolol and chamazulene. It is excellent for minimizing skin blemishes and slows down skin degradation, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Find it in ourAnti-Wrinkle Cream. Chrysin: A naturally occurring isoflavone derived from the plant Passiflora coerulea (Blue Passion Flower), this potent antioxidant facilitates the breakdown of dark pigment from under the eyes and reduce puffiness. Find it in ourRadianceSerum. # Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli and Petitgrain) Oil: Neroli and Petitgrain oils are both extracted from the bitter orange tree. Neroli is distilled from the freshly picked flowers while petitgrain is obtained from the leaves and twigs.
Neroli has a refreshing, bittersweet aroma. Traditionally, it has been used to heal and nourish damage or mature skin, improve circulation, and relieve anxiety, melancholy and nervous tension.
Petitgrain has a fresh, green, woody aroma. It is widely used in perfumery for its fragrance, and as a general toner for the skin. It also helps relieve respiratory infections, muscle spasms and brings balance to the central nervous system.
Find it in ourFibromyalgia Oil Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil: An aromatic extract from the rind of bitter oranges, bergamot essential oil has an uplifting, refreshing fragrance. It is used in cosmetic preparations to tighten pores and combat excessive oiliness. It possesses anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that make it useful in the treatment of cold sores, eczema, psoriasis, acne and chicken pox. This oil can be photosensitizing and it is advisable to keep skin treated with bergamot oil out of the sun.
The Natural Chemist uses low dilutions of bergaptene-free bergamot oil in rinse-off products only to utilize its natural healing properties, while minimizing the possible risk of photosensitivity.
Find it in ourFibromyalgia Oil, Shaving Oil. Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Oil: Lemon Oil is extracted from the peel of fresh lemons through cold expression. The oil is beneficial to the circulatory system and aids with blood flow as well as the regulation of high blood pressure. A powerful astringent and antiseptic, lemon is useful for clearing blemishes, cold sores and boils. It's cleansing and detoxifying properties make it ideal in the treatment of cellulite and for brightening dull skin.
Lemon essential oil can increase the skin's sensitivity to ultraviolet light and should never be applied undiluted to the skin. Skin treated with lemon oil should be adequately protected from the sun and should not be exposed to prolonged sunlight.
Find it in ourCellulite Oil. # Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil: Grapefruit Oil is extracted from the fresh peel via cold compression. It has a sharp, uplifting smell that alleviates nervous exhaustion, depression and stress. It helps tone the skin and tissues and combats muscle stiffness and fatigue. Grapefruit Oil stimulates the lymphatic system and aids the body in removing toxins. It also possesses diuretic properties that are useful in reducing the look of cellulite. Find it in our Hot Flashes Oil. Commiphora Myrrha (Myrhh) Oil: The resinous gum from the myrrh tree has been used for thousands of years in cosmetics, perfumes and incense to inspire prayer and meditation. Myrrh essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the raw, oleoresin-gum and has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. It is used to for athlete's foot, eczema, wounds, to repair cracked skin, heal mouth ulcers and reduce gum inflammation and infection. Find it in our Shaving Oil. Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract: Cucumber extract is a natural astringent that contains high amounts of beneficial organic acids, minerals and amino acids. It soothes and tightens while regulating moisture and reducing inflammation. Find it in our Anti-Wrinkle Cream, RadianceSerum. Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Oil: Cypress essential oil is steam distilled from the needles and twigs of tall, evergreen cypress trees. Greenish-olive in colour, this oil has fresh, woody undertones and stimulates circulation. It is used to reduce cellulitis, fluid retention and excessive perspiration. It also possesses detoxifying properties. Find it in our Cellulite Oil, Hot Flashes Oil, Shaving Oil. Cyclomethicone: A silicone derivative, used to deliver smooth, silky texture without oily residue or after feel. Find it in our Anti-Wrinkle Cream. Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa) Oil: Palmarosa (or East Indian Geranium) is obtained from wild-growing, fresh dried, herbaceous grass with long, slim stems. Palmarosa hydrates the skin, balances sebum production and promotes cell regeneration. It is used in skin care formulations for acne, scars, eczema/dermatitis, and to prevent the formation of wrinkles and crepey skin on the neck. Palmarosa also possesses anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Find it in our Dry Eczema Oil. Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil: Obtained from the seeds of Daucus Carota, Carrot Seed Oil is one of the most rejuvenating and regenerative oils in skincare. Rich in beta-carotene as well as Vitamins B,C,D & E, Carrot Seed Oil is wonderful for tired, aging, dehydrated, damaged or traumatized skin. It is used in a wide variety of skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, age spots, wrinkles, burns, scars, stretch marks and cellulite. Find it in our Scar Oil. Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract: Contains phyto-hormones that help maintain a youthful appearance in ageing and sun-damaged skin. Find it in our Anti-Wrinkle Cream. Distilled Water: Demineralized water, free of toxins, pollutants and microbes. Diazolidinyl Urea: A synthetic preservative that prevents the growth of bacteria and other micro-organisms. DMDM Hydantoin: A synthetic preservative that prevents contamination of products by bacteria and other microbials. EDTA: A synthetic stabilizer used in cosmetic products. Prevents unwanted changes to the odour, texture, pH and consistency of the product. Eucalyptus Citriodora (Lemon Eucalyptus) Oil: Lemon Eucalyptus is steam distilled from Eucalyptus Citriodora leaves and twigs. Effective in warding off insects with it's citronella-like odor, lemon eucalyptus also has strong antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It is used for poor circulation, sinusitis, cold sores, athlete's foot, and is helpful in soothing sore muscles and joints. Find it in our Cellulite Oil. Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil: An essential oil extracted from fresh or partially dried leaves and young twigs of the eucalyptus tree. Valued for fighting respiratory problems, inflammation, sore muscles, headaches, mental and nervous exhaustion and rheumatism, this sharp, clear oil also helps to clear the mind, focus concentration and boost wound healing. Find it in ourAsthma Relief Oil Ganoderma Lucidum (Mannentake Mushroom) Extract & Lentinus Edodes (Shiitake Mushroom) Extract: Ancient Eastern cultures have harnessed the healing, antiseptic and regenerating properties of mushrooms for centuries. Recent clinical and scientific studies have now shown that mushroom extract increases skin cell renewal, reduces blotchiness, heals acne and promotes smooth, radiant looking skin. Find it in our Anti-Wrinkle Cream. Glyceryl Monostearate: A product of natural stearic acid and glycerine. Used as an emollient, emulsifier and thickening agent. Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols: Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory compound derived from soy beans. Hydrates and strengthens skin's natural barrier. Find it in our Anti-Wrinkle Cream. Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil: A light, non-greasy oil obtained from the seeds of the sunflower plant. Loaded with vitamins (A, D and especially E), it also contains calcium, zinc, potassium, iron and phosphorus. In addition, sunflower oil is rich in the essential fatty acid, linoleic acid, which makes it wonderfully nourishing to the skin (the amount of linoleic acid in skin declines with age and can be stripped by harsh soaps and cleansers). Sunflower oil has a protective, healing effect and is especially useful for mature, sensitive, dry, damaged or inflamed skin. It is suitable for all skin types and is used in a wide variety of skin care products to moisturize, regenerate, protect and condition the skin. Find it in our Healing Oils. Hyaluronic Acid: A natural polysaccharide derived from glucose, soy peptone & yeast extract. Can hold up to 500 times it's weight in water. The ultimate moisturizer for ageing skin, it "re-plumps" the skin, smoothes unwanted lines and wrinkles, and promotes the growth of new cells.
The Natural Chemist uses synthetic hyaluronic acid from sterile, bio-fermentation extraction processes. Other sources of hyaluronic acid that may be labeled as "natural" can come from bovine ocular material (cows) and rooster comb. Find it in ourRadianceSerum. Hydroxysuccinimide: Prevents the degradation of haemoglobin, the process by which red pigment in the blood turns greenish-purple, thus minimizing the appearance of dark circles under the eye. Find it in ourRadianceSerum.
Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate: A synthetic preservative that prevents contamination of products by mold, fungus and other microbials. # Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Berry Oil: Juniper
Berry essential oil is obtained through steam distillation of the
berries and/or twigs and possesses a pungent, herbaceaous, camphor-like
aroma. Juniper is effective for the treatment of cellulite, fluid
retention, hemmoerhoids and varicose veins. It relieves pain and
inflammation and is often used in massage liniments for rheumatism and
arthritis. Other applications include acne, eczema, psoriasis and
dandruff. Find it in ourVaricose Veins Oil. # Laurus Nobilis (Laurel) Leaf Oil: Laurel
leaf Oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the laurel tree,
originating in eastern Mediterranean countries. It has been used to
provide relief from swollen lymph nodes, for sprains, bruises, muscle
pain, sinusitis and headaches. Laurel leaf has a stimulating effect on
the digestive and circulatory systems. Find it in ourVaricose Veins Oil. Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil: Lavender essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers of Lavender Angustifolia, a perennial shrub with a flowery top. Wonderfully versatile, this fragrant oil has healing, calming, antiseptic, insect-repelling and anti-inflammatory properties that make it invaluable for the treatment of wounds, burns, scars, eczema, skin disorders and irritation, as well as for insomnia, bruises, headaches and muscle pain. Find it in our Asthma Relief Oil, Dry Eczema Oil, Hot Flashes Oil, Ringworm Treatment Oil, Scar Oil, Shaving Oil.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C): A highly stable form of Vitamin C, this powerful antioxidant is also a co-factor for an enzyme that produces collagen. It also inhibits skin cells that produce melanin (dark pigment), protects from UV rays and has soothing, anti-inflammatory effects. Find it in ourRadianceSerum. Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: Tea tree oil is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves of Melaleuca Alternifolia, indigenous to Australia. A powerful immune stimulant, tea tree oil has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. It has traditionally been used to fight acne, clear abscesses, gingivitis, dandruff, heal burns, herpes, athlete's foot, ringworm, eczema, psoriasis, blemishes, diaper rash, warts, sunburn and infected wounds. In addition, Tea Tree oil is also used in the treatment of bronchial infections, asthma, coughs and sinusitis. Find it in ourRingworm Treatment Oil.
Melaleuca Viridiflora (Niaouli) Oil: Steam distilled from the young leaves and twigs of the evergreen Melaleuca Viridiflora tree, Niaouli Oil is used extensively to clear infections such as bronchitis, sinusitis, catarrh, as well as acne, boils, burns and cuts. It is also used to relieve the pain of rheumatism and neuralgia, and to enhance the elimiation of fluids and cellulite. Find it in our Cellulite Oil. # Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm or Bee Balm) Oil: Melissa oil is obtained through steam distillation of the leaves, stems and fresh flowering tops of the plant. It has a sweet, fresh, citrus-like smell and is wonderful for anxiety, agitation and general melancholy. It strengthens and revives the spirit, and possesses powerful anti-viral properties. Melissa has also been used as an insect repellent, for headaches, fungal and herpes infections. Find it in our Fibromyalgia Oil. Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Oil: Peppermint essential oil is a cooling, refreshing oil distilled from freshly cut, partially dried plant tops. Its primary constituent, menthol, possesses anti-fungal properties which make it useful in the treatment of infections such as candida and ringworm. In addition, to it's use in sports rubs and foot creams, peppermint oil is also used for soothing digestion, headaches and migraines, for relief of nausea and vomiting, morning sickness, mental fatigue, respiratory infections, toothaches and halitosis. Find it in our Ashtma Relief Oil, Ringworm Treatment Oil. Oenathara Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil: Easily absorbed by the skin, Evening Primrose oil has an exceptionally high content of GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid), Omega 3 & Omega 6 oils. Highly beneficial in topical preparations for aging skin, eczema and psoriasis, Evening Primrose oil counters free-radical damage and rejuvenates skin cells.
The Natural Chemist uses 100% pure, hexane-free cold pressed oil from the seeds of the evening primrose plant. Find it in our Hot Flashes Oil, Shaving Oil.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil: At The Natural Chemist, we use only 100% pure cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil for all our products. With a history that goes back over 5,000 years ago, Olive Oil has been used extensively by Greeks, Egyptians, Phoenicians and Romans for both its cosmetic, as well as health benefits. High in anti-oxidants, including Vitamin E, Olive Oil protects against age-accelerating free radicals, promotes cell regeneration, increases skin elasticity, nourishes, moisturizes, and promotes smooth, radiant, healthy skin.
Olea Europaea (Squalene) Olive Extract: Squalene has powerful anti-oxidant properties and excellent compatibility with skin lipids (due to the fact that human sebum is composed of 25% squalene, allowing it to be easily absorbed). Squalene softens and smoothes the skin, diminishes fine lines and helps boost cell regeneration.
The Natural Chemist uses 100% natural, eco-friendly squalene derived from olives (and not shark liver). Find it in ourAnti-Wrinkle Cream. Origanum Marjorana (Marjoram) Oil: Marjoram oil is obtained through steam distillation of both the fresh and dried leaves,as well as the flowers,of the plant. Valued for its use for asthma and other respiratory conditions,marjoram has a calming effect on the emotions. It helps relieve anxiety and stress, relaxes muscles and spasms, and brings calms hyperactivity. Find it in our Hot Flashes Oil.
Oxido-reductases, Soy Peptides, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract: A botanical complex consisting of yeast enzymes, soy & rice peptides. Promotes skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Find it in ourRadianceSerum. Palmitoyl Oligopeptide: A synthetic peptide that stimulates collagen production in the skin. It promotes skin reconstruction and helps repair wrinkles and fine lines to promote smoother, younger looking skin. Find it in ourRadianceSerum. Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3: An exclusive amino-peptide complex that works at the cellular level by stimulating skin cells to produce higher quality structural components for smoother, softer, younger looking skin.
Palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 has been clinically proven to regenerate the skin's upper layers. It stimulates collagen production and thickens the epidermis (outer layer of the skin). Derived from synthetic sources (NOT animal sources), PP-3 is a synthetic protein that mimics collagen, but has been modified so that it is preferentially absorbed through the skin.
In vitro (lab-based) studies demonstrated that palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 led to an increase in collagen synthesis by 100-300%. It also increased the production of hyaluronic acid by 267% (hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain moisture). In vivo (live studies) have shown that palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 stimulates collagen synthesis by 30-117%. Find it in ourAnti-Wrinkle Cream,RadianceSerum. Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3: A powerful synthetic peptide that increases skin elasticity and firmness. Helps re-inforce fragile cutaneous tissue under the eyes and counteract overall skin slackening. Find it in ourRadianceSerum.
Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) Fruit Extract: Rich in xanthine alkaloids (caffeine, theobromine and theophylline), guarana is used in skin care products for it's lipolytic, astringent and toning properties. It helps reduce puffiness around the eyes and break down excess fat around the neck and chin areas. Find it in ourAnti-Wrinkle Cream. Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) Oil: An uplifting oil with an overall balancing effect on the skin, Geranium essential oil is used in the treatment of acne, bruises, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, lice, as a mosquito repellant, for ringworm, ulcers, breast engorgement, edema, poor circulation, sore throat, tonsillitis, PMS, menopausal problems, stress and neuralgia. In cosmetic formulations, it acts as a gentle astringent, opening pores and clearing oily complexions. Find it in our Ringworm Treatment Oil. Persea Gratissima (Avocado Seed) Oil: Avocado oil contains high levels of vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, D, and E, amino acids, lecithin, and essential fatty acids. It offers natural UV protection, protecting the skin from the damaging effects of photoaging. It has excellent penetrating and skin softening actions and helps reduce the visible signs of aging. Find it in ourAnti-Wrinkle Cream. # Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed Oil: Black Pepper oil is obtained through steam distillation of the unripe, red fruit of the Piper Nigrum. It is used in the treatment of muscle aches, pain relief, exhaustion and rheumatism. Black pepper oil promotes circulation, combats colds and improves alertness. Find it in ourFibromyalgia Oil. Polysorbate-20: Derived from fatty acids, Polysorbate-20 is commonly used as a stabilizer and emulsifier in skin-care products.
Quaternized Wheat Protein: Made up of four different types of amino acids (albumin, gliadin, globulin, and glutenin), quaternized wheat protein forms a natural film on the skin, effectively locking in moisture and facilitating cell regeneration and skin repair in response to environmental stresses, exposure to dryness or other irritations. Find it in ourAnti-Wrinkle Cream. # Ravensara Aromatica Oil: A clear essential oil steam distilled from the leaves of a tree native to Madagascar. Ravensara is a powerful anti-viral oil that also possesses muscle-relaxing and analgesic effects. It has been used in combination with Tamanu oil to combat herpes and shingles. Excellent for colds and influenza, it is also warming, energizing and uplifting. Find it in ourFibromyalgia Oil. Rosa Canina (RoseHip Seed) Oil: If you leave the flower on a rose bush, the petals will fall off after it blooms, and a small red fruit is formed; this is the rosehip. Rosehips have been used for centuries as a source of nutrition (they contain high levels of Vitamin C) and for many skin problems. RoseHip Seed Oil contains up to 80% essential fatty acids and is a rich source of antioxidants including lycopene and betacarotene. Highly rejuvenating and healing, rosehip seed oil is used for the treatment of burns (including sunburn), dry eczema, skin blemishes, post-acne and post-surgical scarring, the prevention and fading of stretch marks, varicose veins, broken capillaries, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and age spots, promoting skin elasticity, and in the treatment of dry, irritated and weathered skin. When massaged into the skin, it supports the cellular repair and the regeneration of new skin tissue. Find it in ourDry Eczema Oil, Scar Oil, Varicose Veins Oil. Rosa Damascena (Rose) Oil: Rose essential oil (attar of roses) has been prized for centuries for it's perfume and rejuvenating properties. Rose is one of the most expensive essential oils; it takes 2,000 petals to yield a single drop!
Rose decreases histamine production and is highly beneficial in treating allergy-related skin ailments including eczema and psoriasis. It is also an excellent moisturizer and skin hydrator for dry or mature skin. Rose oil possesses anti-inflammatory properties and is used for the treatment of cold sores, skin redness and broken capillaries. Find it in ourDry Eczema Oil. Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract: Rosemary extract is obtained from the leaves of the rosemary plant and is reported to have antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Rosemary Leaf extract is widely used in the cosmetic industry and in natural skin preparations because of its powerful antioxidant properties; it extends the shelf-life of natural oils and is a safe, natural preservative for oil blends. Find it in ourHealing Oils. Saccharomyces Ferment: Mineral-rich yeast extract of marine origin. Find it in ourAnti-Wrinkle Cream. Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil: Sage Essential Oil is steam distilled from the dried leaves of the evergreen perennial, Salvia Officinalis (Garden Sage). It stimulates the lympatic system and is of great value in the treatment of dermatitis, cellulite, wounds, sores, ulcers and for reducing enlarged pores. Sage oil is also helpful in combating grief, depression, menopausal problems.
Sage should always be used in proper concentrations. It has a high thujone content and should be avoided in individuals who suffer from epileplsy. Because of it's "quickening" or stimulating effects, it should also be used with caution by anyone with high blood pressure. Find it in ourCellulite Oil. # Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil: Obtained from the steam distillation of chipped heartwood from the Sandalwood tree, native to the East Indies, this divinely sweet, earthy essential oil has been known to stimulate the pineal gland and the limbic region of the brain – the seat of our emotions. It has a calming, soothing effect, ideal for hectic lifestyles, insomnia, mental and emotional exhaustion, chronic anxiety, depression and stress. Sandalwood is also being studied for it's anti-cancer constituents and is generally clarifying and stilling to the mind. Find it in ourFibromyalgia Oil. Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba Seed) Oil: Jojoba Oil is an excellent moisturising agent that leaves a rich velvety non-oily feel on the skin. It enhances the suppleness and flexibility of the skin and also offers healing, anti-bacterial and anti-aging benefits. Find it in our Anti-wrinkle Cream,Fibromyalgia Oil. Steareth-20: Derived from vegetable oils, Steareth-20 has multiple uses as an emollient, emulsifier, lubricant and surfactant.
Stearic Acid (Palm Stearic): A natural emollient, emulsifier and thickener. The Natural Chemist uses stearic acid that is 100% derived from plant sources (palm trees). # Tocopheryl (Vitamin E): A powerful natural anti-oxidant that prevents the degeneration of skincells, thus slowing the signs of premature aging. It is widely used tospeed up the healing of scars and improve skin circulation. Find it in our Anti-wrinkle Cream,Healing Oils. Tricitum Vulgare (Wheatgerm Oil): Wheatgerm Oil is extracted from the germ of the wheat kernel. Naturally rich in vitamins A & D, protein and minerals, wheatgerm oil also contains high levels of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids (linoleic, oleic, palmitic, and stearic fatty acids, that cannot be produced by our bodies and have to be obtained through dietary sources). Because of its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties, wheatgerm oil is commonly used to reduce scars, sunburns and stretch marks, to nourish and rejuvenate dry, mature skin and promote new cell formation in damaged skin. Find it in our Scar Oil. Vegetable Glycerine: Extracted from vegetable fats, vegetable glycerine is used in skin care products as a humectant because of it's ability to pull oxygen and moisture to the skin. Hydrates the skin and acts as a natural emollient. Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract: An extract from the seeds of the Red Grape; a potent anti-oxidant and excellent source of proanthocyanidins (a group of bioflavonoids which inhibit the enzymes that break down collagen and elastin in the skin.) A hard-working free radical scavenger, this compound strengthens capillary walls and prevents skin cell damage caused by sun exposure and pollution. Find it in our Anti-Wrinkle Cream. # Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil: An anti-oxidant rich oil cold-pressed from various varieties of grape seeds. Virtually odourless, grapeseed oil is a light, non-greasy, non-comedogenic oil that absorbs quickly into the skin, making it an ideal carrier for essential oil formulations. Grapeseed oil contains high amounts of vitamin E, vitamin C, Beta-Carotene, and vitamin D that are helpful in diminishing the damaging effects of the sun and free radicals. It also contains high levels of linoleic acid, proanthocyanidins, resveratol and polyphenols. As such, it is wonderful for damaged and stressed tissues, stretch marks, protecting the delicate area around the eyes and for general rejuvenating and restructuring of the skin. Find it in our Anti-Wrinkle Cream, Fibromyalgia Oil. # Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil: Spicy and warm, ginger oil is extracted by steam distillation of the unpeeled, ground up root of the plant. Wonderful for nausea, digestive problems, colds, coughs and flu, it also improves circulation in the joints and muscles, helps alleviate arthritis, rheumatism and general aches and pains. Find it in our Fibromyalgia Oil.
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