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aos Skincare Ingredient Activated Charcoal  ACTIVATED CHARCOAL, naturally heat activated, contains a powerful ionic charge that pulls pollutants from the pores. Ours is made with sustainably grown and harvested American hardwood.

aos Skincare Ingredient Photo Aloe Vera  ALOE VERA* is rich in vitamins and minerals and calms, cools and soothes the skin. It's organically grown and carefully harvested in the USA.

aos Skincare Ingredient Photo Apple  APPLE AMINO ACIDS are a standardized extract from an organic crop of fresh apples that gently cleanses and has a slight exfoliating effect due to the AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids). Naturally high in vitamin C and various phenols, this extract provides powerful antioxidant activity to help promote brighter, beautiful skin. It also reduces trans-epidermal water loss, keeping the skin moisturized.

aos Skincare Ingredient Photo Apples  APPLE FRUIT HYDROSOL* is made by steam distilling fresh organic apples. Retaining trace elements from fresh apples, it hydrates and nourishes the skin. Apple decongests and tightens pores.

aos Skincare Ingredient Photo Apple  APPLE JUICE is made by juicing fresh organic apples right before we make the soap! Apple hydrates and nourishes the skin. The gentle astringent and toning properties in apple helps prevent clogged pores. It's also high in antioxidants, helping to reduce the signs of environmental stressors and damage.

aos Skincare Ingredient Photo Apple  SWISS APPLE STEM CELLS are collected from rare Uttwiler Spatlauber apples of Switzerland. Uttwiler Spatlauber is an endangered apple variety that was well-known for its excellent storability and thus its longevity potential.

  APRICOT KERNEL OIL is naturally rich in vitamin A, E, oleic acid, linoleic acid and antioxidants to nourish and hydrate damaged skin. It penetrates easily with no greasy residue, making it an ideal makeup remover.

aos Skincare Arnica Flowers  ARNICA minimizes pain & soreness. We slow-infuse organically grown arnica flowers in olive oil for several weeks to draw out the benefical chemicals.

aos Skincare Ashwagandha  ASHWAGANDHA is a potent antioxidant that protects skin from free radical damage. It's also an antibacterial that keeps pores clear and prevents breakouts.

aos Skincare Aspen Bark Extract  ASPEN BARK EXTRACT~: Wildharvested, aspen bark extract does double duty calming upset skin and as a presesrvative in our products.

aos Skincare Atlas Cedar  ATLAS CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL^: Emotionally grounding, calms skin & nerves, antibacterial.

aos Skincare Avocado Oil  AVOCADO OIL*: Moisturizes, nourishes, rich in nutrients & fatty acids that strengthen the skin.

aos Skincare Balsam Fir Essential Oil  BALSAM FIR ESSENTIAL OIL~: Soothes sore muscles & joints, relieves respiratory congestion.

aos Skincare Bamboo  BAMBOO POWDER: Mild scrub & exfoliant, rich in mineral & silica that help build stronger skin and soft tissues.

BEESWAX has powerful soothing properties to calm and protect our skin while providing a strong moisture barrier that allows the it to heal. Our beeswax is carefully gathered and filtered by hand in Oregon from bees who eat from wild lands and organic farms.

BENTONITE CLAY~: Detoxifies pores, brightens dark spots, soothes the skin.

BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL: [Non sun-sensitizing] Detoxifies, brightens, antibacterial, mood booster.

BHRINGARAJ EXTRACT*: Promotes strong, lustrous hair growth & healthy scalp.

BLACK PEPPER ESSENTIAL OIL is steam distilled from the peppercorns. It's warming and stimulates circulation, while working as an analgesic (pain reliever). The oil also has anti-bacterial and detoxifying properties, is high in antioxidants and brings mental clarity.

BLOOD ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL is a bright, juicy full-bodied citrus. You simply can't help but feel a little more joyful after smelling it. It reduces dullness, provides a fresh and revitalized appearance, making your skin look and feel more youthful.

BLUE TANSY ESSENTIAL OIL~: Also known as Moroccan Chamomile, blue tansy is rich in chamazulene, a powerful skin healing agent known for calming inflammation and reducing redness. Ours is wild-crafted and steam-distilled from the flowers of the herb. Emotionally, tansy supports feelings of self-control, focus and balance. Ours is wild harvested and steam-distilled from the fresh flowers.

BLUE VIOLET LEAVES*: Soothing, anti-inflammatory, natural salicylic acid.

BLUE YARROW calms and purifies the skin and pores.

BRAHMI*: [aqueous infusion] Strengthens hair & roots, promotes new growth, softens, conditions.

BRETON SEA SALT~ adds volume to the hair. Full of naturally occurring minerals and micro-nutrients, it softens, conditions and strengthens the hair shaft. Sustainably harvested and solar dried and from a certified organic source in France.

BUDDHAWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL~: Eases stress, supports mental focus, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory.

BURDOCK ROOT*: [aqueous infusion] High in vitamin A, calms scalp itch and dandruff, strengthens hair.

CALENDULA FLOWERS* are rich in flavonoids that stimulate skin renewal and soothe irritated skin and redness. We slow-infuse organically grown calendula flowers in olive oil for several weeks to draw out the beneficial chemicals.

CANDELILLA WAX~: Rich in nutrients, moisture barrier, prevents moisture loss.

CARDAMOM ESSENTIAL OIL cleans the pores of dirt, oils and impurities, leaving the skin luminous and radiant.

CARMINE EXTRACT~: Natural color (not vegan) from microscopic prickly pear scale.

CARROT SEED OIL*: Nourishes dry skin, reduces wrinkles, rich in carotene & vitamin E.

CASTOR OIL: This heavy, slippery oil is very soothing to the skin and acts as a moisture barrier and protective medium on the skin against harsh conditions and extreme weather. Rich in antioxidants, it protects the skin from sun and environmental damage.

CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL*: Soothes & calms the skin and nervous system.

CHAMOMILE FLOWERS*: [aqueous extract] Soothes & calms the skin and nervous system.

CHAMOMILE FLOWER HYDROSOL* is made by steam distilling the fresh flowers. It comforts and moisturizes the skin. The nourishing compounds in chamomile soothe and calm.

CHICKWEED*: Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, soothing, healing.’

CLARY SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL AND HYDROSOL are steam distilled from the fresh plant. It purifies and tones the skin, aids in the clearing clogged pores. and balances oiliness.

CLEAVERS*: [Aqueous extract] Soothing, anti-inflammatory.

CLOVE ESSENTIAL OIL* stimulates the immune system and circulation in the skin and soft tissues. It's strong antibacterial activity keeps germs at bay. Clove also relieves stiffness and soreness in muscles, tendons and joints.

COCO BETAINE: Extra mild coconut derived cleanser.

COCOA BUTTER*^, rich in vitamin E, soothes, hydrates and balances, while plumping the look of your skin. Cocoa butter also helps prolong a more youthful appearance as it nurtures the skin.

COCONUT MILK*: Rich in copper, prevents wrinkles, sagging skin & age spots.

COCONUT OIL* is deeply moisturizing, high in skin-building long-chain fatty acids, antibacterial and soothing to the skin. We use an extra-virgin, unrefined oil that retains its luscious coco-nutty scent.

COIPABA BALSAM ESSENTIAL OIL~: Anti-inflammatory, pain reliever. Coipaba is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. "Copal" is derived from the Spanish word for incense, copelli, and any number of resinous gums or exudates from threes in Malaysia and South America are known as "Copal". We use essential oil from the Brazilian Copaifera officinalis tree which has the most published research on its anti-inflammatory effects.

COMFREY ROOT*: Rich in allantoin, comfrey root stimulates new skin cell growth, reduces inflammation & bruising.

CORN STARCH: Soothes sunburn & rashes, thickens creams. We use a non-GMO corn starch made with organically grown corn.

CRANBERRY SEED OIL: Packed with antioxidants, cranberry seed oil moisturizes and smooths rough textured skin, decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

CUCUMBER HYDROSOL is collected from the steam of fresh cucumber. This cooling hydrosol soothes, calms and hydrates the skin.

CYPRESS ESSENTIAL OIL~: Stimulates respiration, eases cough, asthma and bronchitis. Calming, grounding.

DIAZOLIDINYL UREA: Synthetic preservative. We use 0.02% to prevent harmful bacteria and mold from growing in our products.

ECHINACEA ROOT*: Anti-inflammatory, fights acne, antibacterial, repairs skin, boosts immunity.

ELDERBERRY EXTRACT*: Vitamin A, prevents wrinkles, lessens age spots, restores complexion & skin tone.

EPSOM SALTS~: Magnesium detoxifies tissues is anti-inflammatory, reduces swelling, stiffness, and pain.

EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL* is useful in our products because it doubles as an antiseptic and pain reliever. In aromatherapy, it is widely used to ease breathing, open the airways and soothe frazzled nerves. Known as the "fever tree", for it's fever-reducing qualities, eucalyptus is one of the oldest traditional medicines in Australia.

EVENING PRIMROSE OIL*, cold pressed from certified organically grown seeds, is a rich source of gamma linoleic acid, which helps to prevent and reverse environmental cell damage.

FENNEL ESSENTIAL OIL*: Digestive, supports weight-loss, calms upset belly.

FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL~ is highly prized for its irresistible aroma and profound healing powers. Wild-harvested from tree resin in Somalia, Frankincense oil is proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, calm the skin and reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes.

GOTU KOLA* is most known for is its ability to improve blood circulation. This speeds up the skin's healing process (goodbye, pimple scars and blemishes!) and makes it effective in treating varicose veins, broken capillaries and stubborn cellulite.

GREEN TEA EXTRACT* contains high levels of polyphenols (bioflavonoids) and is a rich source of the antioxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). EGCG is over 200 times more potent than vitamin E in fighting free radicals and pro-oxidants.

Hemp Seed Oil* is Full Of Vitamins, Moisturizing Long-Chain Fatty Acids And Antioxidants To Fight Sun and environmental damage.

AOS HERBALBRIGHT COMPLEXTM: is our proprietary blend of botanicals. Packed with powerful antioxidants, these plants work synergistically to reverse the signs of sun damage. Natural reseveratrol (present in Japanese Knotweed), licorice and lemon peel bioferment brighten and even skin tone.

HONEY Raw Oregon Honey is teeming with natural enzymes that nourish and rejuvenate stressed skin. Honey binds water to the skin, helping to soften fine lines and wrinkles and soothe redness. Our honey comes from happy bees at our local organic farm, Rainshadow Organics.

HORSE CHESTNUT EXTRACT is very soothing to the skin and contains compounds that strengthen capillaries, decreasing the appearance of spider and varicose veins and rosacea. Rich in antioxidants, it helps reverse skin aging caused by sun and environmental damage.

HORSETAIL~ is rich in silica, strengthening the hair shaft. Our horsetail is sustainably wildharvested in Oregon.

HYALURONIC ACID serves as a water reservoir for the cells. It can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. It can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. As we age, the loss of hyaluronic acid results in thin, wrinkly skin. Feeding new hyaluronic acid to skin helps deeply hydrate the skin, plumping and smoothing fine lines.

ILLITE CLAY~ removes impurities and detoxifies the skin while promoting a more even skin tone.

JAPANESE KNOTWEED~ is rich in resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that helps to care for your skin with natural defenses and protect it from environmental stressors. Ours is wild-harvested right here in Oregon.

JASMINE FLOWER decoction cools and calms redness and discomfort.

KELZYME~ {Macrosystis Pyifera}~ is a very rare source of bioavailable calcium and vital minerals that easily absorbs into the skin. Calcium boosts many cell functions including collagen production, thickening the skin, brightening “age” spots and soothes inflammation. Mined in the USA from an ancient calcified kelp bed.

KUKUI NUT OIL is high in linoleic and alpha-linolenic essential fatty acids. It has been used by Hawaiian natives for hundreds of years for its highly absorbent, soothing and healing properties. It is an excellent treatment for dry skin, psoriasis, acne and eczema.

LACTIC ACID is produced from the fermentation of plant sugars. Lactic acid gently dissolves dead skin cells, promoting cellular turnover and improving skin texture. It's an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and is one of the more gentle peels.

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL*, HYDROSOL* & HERB* calms and purifies the skin. The aroma is calming and helps clear the mind. Our lavender is grown, harvested just a few miles from our lab in beautiful Central Oregon at Tumalo Lavender Farm. This small family farm distills the essential oil right after harvest to yield some of the world's finest essential oil.

LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL* acts as a detoxifying agent that nourishes, cleanses, and exfoliates skin while clearing up skin issues such as oiliness and acne.

LEMON PEEL BIOFERMENT is a probiotic, supporting healthy skin ecology and lightening hyperpigmented skin. Whole lemon fruits are macerated and incubated with Lactobacillus lacti (the same bacteria used to produce many fermented food products like cheese and sour cream). This ferment is then further processed to remove the potential allergens, citral and geraniol. The resulting ferment is said to have both anti-tyrosinase and antioxidant activity.

LEMON BALM / MELISSA ESSENTIAL OIL reduces the appearance of blemishes, and soothes and calms nerves. Caffeic and ferulic acids penetrate the top layers of the epidermis to stimulate cellular regeneration and protect against UV damage, while flavonoids provide intense antioxidant properties.

LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL is steam distilled from the fresh leaf of the plant. Grown in India, our oil is certified organic by Oregon Tilth. It imparts a citrusy sweet, clean and uplifting aroma.

LICORICE ROOT* purifies the skin to help prevent breakouts and brightens darker patches and spots on the skin.

MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL* contains over 98% long chain fatty acids and provides a natural moisture barrier for the skin while protecting against ultraviolet rays.

MENTHOL crystals, naturally extracted from mint plants, act as a carrier for other medicinals, bringing them below the dermis and into deeper tissues. Menthol also acts as a powerful topical pain reliever by interrupting the body's pain signals to support faster healing.

MOROCCAN FIG SEED OIL, used by Berber women for generations to combat dry desert conditions, has extraordinary healing and anti-aging properties. It contains almost 150% more of the antioxidant tocopherol (vitamin E) than Argan oil and helps slow cell aging, stimulates cell renewal, and protects against free radicals. Moroccan fig oil firms and smooths the skin, decreases dark eye circles and bags, reduces redness and diminishes scars. Ours is wild-harvested and pressed by a small family-owned-and-run company.

MULTANI MITTI (aka MITTI MITTI) CLAY~ unclogs pores, remineralizes depleted skin and lightens blemishes and scars.

MYRRH ESSENTIAL OIL~ is known to relieve anxiety, uplift the mind, soothe stress, negativity and fear. Myrrh encourages feelings of peace, enhances mental focus and meditation, promotes creativity and reduces irritability.

NEROLI, the steam distillate of Moroccan bitter orange tree flowers, diminishes the signs of aging and the appearance of scars and stretch marks by stimulating our cells to regenerate. It also helps reduce inflammation, stimulate circulation and enhance your mood.

OAT AMINO ACIDS are made from- you guessed it!- oats! Oats create a gentle, non-drying cleanser especially for sensitive skin.

OLIVE OIL* is packed with healthy vitamins, fats, and antioxidants, and these components can contribute to healthier-looking skin. It locks in moisture, and provides protection from environmental stressors leaving the skin radiant. We use a cold-pressed organic, extra virgin unrefined olive oil.

PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL*: Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, stimulates new cell growth, promotes healing. The aroma is earthy, grounding and calming.

PEA EXTRACT has skin-brightening, skin-smoothing, & anti-aging properties. It also naturally contains calming vitamin B3 (niacinamide).

PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL*: Incredibly refreshing and cooling to the senses, peppermint stimulates and brightens the skin.

PERILLA OCYMOIDES EXTRACT contains high concentrations of flavones which soothe skin irritation and protect cells from harmful oxidation.

PERUM BALSAM ESSENTIAL OIL~ With a strongly vanilla-like scent, this resinous essential oil is steam distilled from the sap of the tree. The aroma is calming during stressful times. Topically, it's been used over the years to help remedy a number of skin issues including dry skin, and minor cuts and wounds.

PETITGRAIN ESSENTIAL OIL is a good sedative for irritations, inflammations, anxiety, anger and insomnia. Steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the same tree species as neroli and bitter orange, The aroma is less floral and citrusy than Neroli or Orange. Petitgrain Oil possesses an aroma that is sweet, yet tart with subtle floral and woody characteristics.

PINK GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL* With an empowering and uplifting aroma, this essential oil also helps cut grease on the skin and detoxifies tissues. It is high in vitamin C, stimulating collagen production and keeping the skin supple, evening out skin tone, and helping decrease the appearance of cellulite.

PLANTAIN* leaves soothe and cool irritated skin.

PULLULAN is highly purified extract from the microalgae Nannochloropsis oculata combined with polysaccharides from the mushroom Aureobasidium pullulans. It instantly and temporarily tightens the skin and protects it from environmental stressors.

RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE is a cutting edge, probiotic preservative derived from radishes fermented with leuconostoc kimchii; a lactic acid bacteria that has traditionally been used to make kimchi. As a peptide, it acts as an effective moisturiser. It acts as a natural preservative, plus, it may benefit oily skin by purifying the skin’s surface.

RAW PUMPKIN PUREE is natural, unprocessed and undiluted fruit mash. It contains various natural enzymes that induce mild skin exfoliation. Its high content of natural vitamin A, beta carotene and vitamin C nourish and brighten the skin.

PUMPKIN SEED EXTRACT stimulates the synthesis of collagen and fibrillin, smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin vitality and tone.

RED MANUKA ESSENTIAL OIL calms the skin, kills germs, and promotes new cell growth and helps reduce scarring. It also calms allergenic responses in the body, calming the skin. Our manuka essential oil is made from sustainably wildharvested trees in New Zealand.

RICE POWDER* refines skin texture, brightens skin tone, soaks up excess oil and calms irritation.

ROSE is high in vitamin C, which helps protect against environmental stressors. It purifies the skin and effectively controls and balances natural oils. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Rose also soothes redness and rejuvenates stressed skin.

ROSEHIP SEED OIL* {Rosa rubignosa}: Rose hips are the fruit of the rose shrub. They form after successful pollination in early spring, ripening through late summer. Rosehip seeds lay inside this little fruit. Native to Europe and western Asia, most rosehip (and rosehip seeds) are today cultivated in the Andes mountains. We use a cold-pressed oil from the seeds because it’s high in essential fatty acids and provitamin A, rosehip seed oil works wonders on scars and is the predominant treatment for wrinkles and aging skin.

ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL~ {Rosemarinus officinalis} antimicrobial and anti-fungal, it helps fight unhealthy bacteria, dandruff, hair loss and dull skin.

ROSEWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL {Aniba rosaeodora} is a medium-sized evergreen tree native to the Amazon Basin, Rosewood is prized for its floral, spicy aroma. In the 1980's, facing concerns about overharvesting, the Brazilian governement created regulations that mandate replanting after harvest and encourage using branches instead of trunks to make woodchips. Despite these efforts, rosewood remains on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Appendix II list.
Skin Benefits: Made of 90% linalool, rosewood essential oil has tissue regenerating properties that help prevent premature aging and wrinkles. Like many essential oils, it is antibacterial and antifungal. Its enlightening, rosey aroma completes our Rose & Cardamom Gentle Foaming Cleanser.

SANDALWOOD has woody, smokey and sweet heart notes complement the warm and rich balsamic base, with a tenacious woody dry-down that smells fresh, sweet and herbal. It is used as a base note in perfumery. We obtain our sandalwood essential oil from regenerative farms in Western Australia.

SEAWEED~ detoxifies and nourishes skin, provides vital minerals and micronutrients and helps to resolve related problems such as clogged pores and blemishes.

SESAME OIL~^ {Sesamum indicum} The oldest cultivated oil crop known , sesame was domesticated in India at least 3500 years ago and occurs naturally in sub-Saharan Africa. This deeply nourishing oil is used the world over for it’s skin softening abilities.

SHEA BUTTER~^ is skin soothing, chock full of nutrients and vitamins and antioxidants, deeply moisturizing and helps calm irritations. Sustainably harvested and made using traditional methods by a women-run cooperative in western Africa.

SODIUM BORATE {Sodium borate} The result of the repeated evaporation of seasonal lakes in California, USA, sodium borate, also called borax, is a natural occurring mineral that enables water to stay mixed together with beeswax and oils, and contributes to the inherent natural preservation of a formula without needing chemical preservatives

SOYBEAN OIL* {Glycine max} is a species of legume native to East Asia and has been cultivated for some 8000 years for the high protein content. We use a cold-pressed certified organic soybean oil grown in the USA. A rich source of linoleic acid, a type of omega-6 fatty acid, organic soybean oil helps the skin absorb other nutrients. High in protein, vitamin E and lecithin, it moisturizes, has antioxidant properties and can help reverse sun-damaged skin by stimulating collagen and elastin.

ST. JOHN'S WORT~, infused into organic olive oil, is deeply soothing to both skin and nerves. Angelina personally wildharvests these beneficial flowers in the Cascade mountains.

STEARIC ACID is a natural, waxy fatty acid found in animal and vegetable fats. Cacoa and shea butter have unusually high concentrations. We use it as an emulsifier (it holds water and oil together. It also adds a "pearly" or "waxy" feel to our products, ultimately producing a calming effect on the skin. It is most useful as a thickener, surfactant and emulsifier. It allows the water- and oil-based components of our products to settle into a smooth, even consistency. Useful in many products including Neem Purifying Mask, Pitta Cleansing Milk, Body Butter and Sunshade Lotion.

SUGAR* Evaporated cane juice is an excellent exfoliator, scrubbing away dead, dull and dry skin, leaving us soft and glowing. Being naturally antimicrobial, it’s also a good alternative to soap.

SUNFLOWER OIL* {Helianthus annuus} is native to North America; native Americans domesticated the crop some 3000 years ago. The large yellow flower is actually composed of hundreds of tiny flowers. When the seeds ripen, these small flowers fall away and the black and white seedheads turn downward. Cold-pressed unrefined organic sunflower is a light, non-greasy oil that won’t leave skin feeling oily. It helps prevent premature aging, is rich in linoleic acid (an Omega-6 essential fatty acid), as well as palmitic acid and stearic acid, all components of healthy skin.

SWEET LUPINE EXTRACT, from the seeds of sustainably cultivated lupine plants in France, increases collagen production and instantly firms the skin, decreasing the appearance of fine lines, especially in the delicate tissue around the eyes.

SWEET ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL* is a bright, juicy full-bodied citrus. You simply can't help but feel a little more joyful after smelling it. It reduces dullness, brightens darker spots and provides a fresh and revitalized appearance, making your skin look and feel more youthful.

TANGERINE ESSENTIAL OIL*^ {Citrus reticulata} Tangerine was the name given to a fruit coming from Tangier, Morocco. It is closely related to mandarin oranges and is native to mainland China. Like most citrus essential oils, tangerine oil is a powerful antiseptic, preventing the spread of harmful bacteria and keeping our products fresh. We use tangerine oil in products intended to slow aging, firm wrinkles, and rejuvenate the skin.

TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL* is a powerful antiseptic and antifungal and helps support the skin's ability to heal itself.

THYME ESSENTIAL OIL* {Thymus zygis} is steam distilled from the leaves and flowers. It is cleansing, highly antimicrobial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic.

TITANIUM DIOXIDE~ is the naturally occurring oxide of titanium and provides protection from the UVA and UVB rays that cause sunburn. Our titantium dioxide is powdered to remain larger than the nanoparticles now infamous for absorbing into the skin. Does not pose the hormone-disruptive risks posed by chemical sunscreen agents like oxybenzone.

TRIPHALA*^ {Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula & Terminilia belerica} Translated as “three fruits”, it is composed of the dried fruits of amalaki, bibhitaki and haritaki. Triphala is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine and is said to balance the three constitutional elements of human life: the nervous system, the metabolic processes, and the body’s structural integrity. Amalaki is a great rejuvenator and a strong natural antioxidant and is also known to help boost the immune system. Reportedly having 20 times the vitamin C content of an orange, it is the highest known natural source of vitamin C. Haritaki, the Tibetan “king of medicine”, is a classic heart-brain-longevity tonic, believed to be what is in the extended palm of Buddha. Bibhitaki is a rejuvenative that promotes hair growth. We feature this ancient medicine in our Hairgasm Sea Salt Texturizing Mist.

TURKEY RED CASTOR OIL rinses cleanly and is very nourishing and soothing. Castor oil’s low molecular mass allows it to penetrate deep into the stratum corneum.

TURMERIC*^ {Curcuma longa} Native to southwestern India, turmeric has been used for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties. The essential oil and herb lightens and brightens skin and age spots, reduces pain and inflammation and kills bacteria, making it an excellent treatment for acne. See the deep golden orange turmeric gives to our Avocado & Honey Hydrating Recovery Mask.

UNDARIA^~ {Undaria pinnatifida} Often called wakame (ワカメ), this edible cold-water seaweed provides an abundance of beneficial minerals and nutrients to the skin, including omega-3 fatty acids, sodium, iodine, calcium, thiamine, and niacin. Source: Coastal Northern Japan | Wildharvested by hand using traditional techniques | Certified Fair-trade

UVA URSI (BEARBERRY) is also known as kinnikinnick, is a natural source of hydroquinone which helps brighten the appearance of dark spots from sun damage and acne scarring. Packed with powerful antioxidants, it helps reverse the signs of aging. Astringent properties minimize the appearance of pores, tightening and firming the skin. This sweet little plant carpets the forests in our Central Oregon mountains year round.

VANILLA EXTRACT is sweet, warm, complex and comforting. It's best known as an anti-depressant and aphrodisiac. We purchase ours from family farms in Tahiti.

VEGETABLE EMULSIFYING WAX is sourced in the USA from naturally occurring plant fats and esters like non-GMO corn and soy. This natural wax is what makes some of our moisturizers go on without a greasy, sticky feeling. It allows water and oil molecules to sit right next to each other, creating a smooth, non-watery, moisturizing, non-greasy consistency. Many products benefit from this vegetable product, including our Hand & Body Lotions and Youth in Bloom Day Cream.

VERBENA HYDROSOL helps disperse excess oil, making it easier to wash off and leaves the skin with a brighter appearance.

VETIVER ESSENTIAL OIL~ is steam distilled from the root on a wild Indonesian grass. The dark, viscous oil has a deep, earthy, sweet aroma. It relieves soreness, calms and soothes the nerves, alleviates joint stiffness and menstrual cramps. Supports mental focus and calm, lifts the mood, relieves anxiety, and encourages restful sleep.

VITAMIN E OIL {tocopherol acetate} provides powerful antioxidant activity to help protect skin from environmental stressors and nourishes and replenishes the skin.

WESTERN RED CEDARLEAF ESSENTIAL OIL~ is steam distilled in the wild from the fresh boughs of the spectacular trees on the coast of British Columbia, Canada. It’s deeply calming and grounding. We add it to our famous Forest Bathing aromatherapy blend and the Forest Bathing Herbal Bath Mud.

WHEAT PROTEIN {Triticum vulgare} Originally native to the Near East, our USA grown wheat protein strengthens and moisturizes the hair shaft, increasing its ability to absorb and retain moisture. It’s an essential ingredient in our Sea Salt Texturizing Mist.

WHITE PEONY TEA EXTRACT is prized for its brightening, skin soothing, toning and anti-aging properties. Peonies help ward off wrinkles by activating the natural defense mechanisms of skin and reducing the look of discoloration often caused by environmental stressors and pollutants.

WILLOW BARK~, a natural, more gentle source of salicylic acid, dissolves dead skin and toxins deep in your pores while soothing and calming the skin.

WITCH HAZEL EXTRACT~ acts as an astringent, causing your tissues to contract to help shrink pores, while also soothing your skin and relieving inflammation. Our witch hazel is sustainably wildharvested and steam distilled right here in Oregon.

XANTHAN GUM is a polysaccharide secreted by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris during the fermentation of a sugar like glucose or lactose. Today most xanthan gum is produced from corn glucose. Commonly used as a thickener within the food industry, xanthan gum acts as a stabilizer in skincare products, preventing ingredients from separating for a smooth, easy-to-apply consistency. Xanthan gum gives the Cucumber Rescue Gel, Youth in Bloom Hydrating Cleanser, and Coconut Lactic Peel their characteristic smoothness. Source: U.S.A. | Method of Extraction: After a controlled fermentation process, the polysaccharide is separated with isopropyl alcohol then dried into a powder.

YARROW~ is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent. It helps stop bleeding, speeds new skin formation and also helps us keep calm during stressful moments. We add this useful herb to products in our CLEAR facial collection as it’s ideal for treating acne and blemishes.

YERBA MATE^* has 52 more active compounds and three times the antioxidants as green tea. You’ll find this amazing ingredient in our Goji Mate Ultralight Moisturizer. Yerba Mate contains almost all the vitamins needed to sustain life: A, C, E, B1, B2, and B complex, carotene, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and biotin. Plus 15 amino acids, magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium, potassium, manganese, silicon, phosphates, zinc, niacin, sulfur, chlorophyll, choline and inositol!

YLANG YLANG* {Cananga odorata} Grown in Madagascar and steam-distilled from the fresh flowers. The thin, clear oil has a richly sweet-floral aroma with fruity undertones. Ylang ylang is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antiseptic. It balances oily skin, promotes wound healing and calms and soothes nerves. This precious oil is used in aromatherapy to reduce anxiety and fear, promote deep sleep and relaxation, increase feelings of love, pleasure and joy, as an aphrodisiac, to induce euphoria, reduce anger, despondency and frustration, reduce mood swings and manage stress. You’ll find it in our soothing Chamomile Dream collection and in some of our more soothing facial products.

ZINC OXIDE is a naturally occuring chalk-like mineral with skin soothing properties. It also acts as a powerful sunscreen, protecting the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. You’ll find this wonderful ingredient in some of our facial moisturizers, our Broad Spectrum Sunshade Lotions and in our famous Zinc Rescue Cream.

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~Wild Harvested

^Fair Trade


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