Good Ingredients Glossary
a reference guide to goodness
Almond Oil(Prunus amygdalus)
Sweet almonds are known to have a demulcent effect, used topically on skin.
Aloe Vera(aloe barbadensis)
Stimulates healthy cell growth, repairs damage tissue and hydrates dry skin. A natural barrier that can be used to shield skin from dangerous toxins, destroying bacteria on open wounds.
Apricot Kernel Oil(Prunus amygdalus)
Sweet almonds are known to have a demulcent effect, used topically on skin care.
Commonly used as a nutritive for infants and the convalesce; the root starch is topically used for its soothing nature. It is considered a natural substitute for talc. Cosmetically, Arrowroot is used to help moisturizers penetrate the skin.
Avocado Oil(Persea americana)
A rich source of Vitamin A & D. Known to treat skin disorders such as Eczema and Psoriasis.
Beeswax (Cosmetic Grade)(Cera alba)
A natural wax produced in the beehive of honeybees. Used as an emulsifier in many cosmetic products.
Bergamot Essential Oil(Citrus Aurantium Bergamia)
Comes from the rind of a pear shaped citrus fruit. The smell evokes a feeling of freshness. It soothes nerves, reduces tension, anxiety, and stress. It has been used in treatment for Psoriasis and Eczema; has a history of being used for oily and troubled skin.
Calendula Oil and Calendula Extract(Calendula officinalis)
Topical application of Calendula has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Also used for frostbite, burns, and poor healing skin wounds.
Obtained from the wood of the camphor laurel tree. This cooling agent is used in small doses as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent; known to relieve eczema and acne.
Cane Sugar(Saccharum officinarum)
Sugar contains glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid crucial for maintaining healthy skin. (A natural exfoliator that does not clog pores.)
Carrot Seed Oil(Daucus carota)
Steam distilled from the wild carrot seed. The oil’s high carotol content gives it its skin-rejuvenative properties. Known to balance both dry and oily complexions.
A mixture of fatty alcohol, primarily cetyl and stearyl as an emulsion stabilizer, foam-boosting agent, and nonaqueous viscosity-increasing agent. Used commonly in hair care products.
Derived from naturally occurring fatty acids in coconut oil. Acts as a gentle humectant, an emollient, and emulsifier. Not to be confused with drying ether alcohols.
Chamomile Essential Oil(Anthemis nobilis)
The most common essential oil used in aromatherapy. Known to calm the mind and reduce anxiety. Externally used for contusions and other inflammation due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
An ionic surfactant, very mild and skin-friendly, derived from coconut oil and fruit sugar.
Coconut Oil(Cocos nucifera)
Lathers easily, acts as a fine skin cleanser and has a long shelf life. In other cultures the oil of coconut palm has been used for poor healing wounds and skin infections.
Starch of the corn grain obstained from the endosperm of the corn kernel. This fine powdery substance is used to absorb moisture. A natural substitute for talc.
A plant derived surfactant. Produced by the reaction of glucose from corn starch with the fatty alcohol decanol which is derived from coconut.
Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate
Modified amino acid, functions as an extremely mild, gently sudsing, surfactant (sugar derived). This ingredient is compatible with all skin types and gentle enough to be used in baby products.
A natural preservative used as an alternative to parabens. Derived from glycerin and can also be used as a deodorizer and skin conditioner.