Remember friends, just because it has a long name, doesn't mean it's bad. In fact, some essential oils would cause more of a reaction than many of these ingredients.
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice
Almond Oil - Persea Gratissima
Avocado Oil -
Capric/Caprilic Triglycerides - Extract derived from coconut and considered a good emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics.
Cetyl Alcohol - Fatty alcohol naturally derived from coconut used as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener.
Chamomile - Flower Extract (Chamomile)
Cocoa Butter - Theobroma Cacao - oil extracted from cocoa beans to act as an emollient.
Cocomide MIPA - A mixture of isopropanolamides of coconut acid - acts as an emulsifier, a stabilizer (in foams & emulsions), a thickener, a surfactant, an anticorrosive agent and a foaming agent.
Coconut oil - plant oil used as a moisturizer
Cucumber Extract - Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract - plant extract
Cyclomethicone - Conditioning agent/assists with viscosity
Decyl Glucoside - Sugar-derived ingredient used as a gentle detergent cleansing agent
Diazolidinyl Urea - Preservative used for protection against yeast, bacteria, and molds. that cause spoilage - *
Disodium EDTA - Helps act as a purifier to remove metal ions that may exist in water used to make products; controls viscosity in solutions/makes them easier to manage and also apply to the skin.
Emulsifying Wax NF - a waxy solid prepared from Cetostearyl Alcohol that helps to blend together oils, butters and water.
Grape Seed Oil - Vitis Vinifera
Glyceryl MonoStearate - helps to stabilize emulsions (when oils, butters and waters blend together).
Glyceryl Stearate - helps to stabilize emulsions (when oils, butters and waters blend together).
Hyaluronic Acid - This is a substance that is naturally ocurring in humans and animals, and is found in young skin, other tissues, and joint fluid. As you age it becomes depleted. While it is often used as a in products that are made to reduce wrinkles, we don't make claims like these on our products. We consider it a quencher, as it grabs water and holds it.
Japanese Green Tea - Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Olive Oil - Olea Europaea
Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate - Preservative*
Mango butter - Mangifera Indica
Mica - Earth mineral (lab produced to avoid toxins and metals from the earth) to give products sparkle.
Palm Oil - emollient and antioxidant properties (also hardens the soap well).
Polysorbate 80 - Emulsifier and surfactant derived from lauric acid, which is derived from coconuts.
Pumpkin Seed Oil - Rich in Vitamin E and Fatty Acids
Sodium Cocoamphoacetate - coconut oil-derived surfactant, foam booster and conditioning agent.
Sucrose Cocoate - Natural hydrophilic emollient & moisturizer made of sucrose esters of coconut fatty acid (sugar beets & coconut oil).
Shea butter - plant lipid that acts as an emollient.
Stearic Acid - Organic compound made from palm that helps thicken and emulsify.
Sunflower Oil - Helianthus Annuus
Triethanolamine - PH Balancer
Vegetable Glycerin - Natural ingredient derived from palm oil to act as a humectant (holds water).
Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin E - Tocophero
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*can be a formaldehyde-releasing preservative. Used in very low percentages (as is the case here), the amount of formaldehyde released is well below the recommended limits of exposure. There are other ingredients involved in the process of production of a product that actually cause the free formaldehyde to evaporate and become inactive before it could possibly harm skin.