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July 16, 2018

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Good Ingredients

a reference guide to goodness

Our commitment to our customers and the planet's well being is our first priority. For your reference, we've compiled from a number of sources a list of ingredients used in many beauty and skin care products. 

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.

EWG hazard level = 1


(Maranta arundincea)

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.

EWG hazard level=0

Beeswax (Cosmetic Grade)

(Cera alba)

A natural wax produced in the beehive of honeybees.  Used as an emulsifier in many cosmetic products.

EWG hazard level = 0

Bergamot Essential Oil

(Citrus Aurantium Bergamia)

Comes from the rind of a pear shaped citrus fruit. The smell evokes a feeling of freshness. Its scent soothes nerves, reduces tension, anxiety, and stress. It has been used in treatment for Psoriasis and Eczema prone skin and has a history of being used for oily and troubled skin.

EWG hazard level = 0

Calendula Oil and Calendula Extract

(Calendula officinalis)

Topical application of Calendula has been shown to reduce the appearance of redness and swelling.

EWG hazard level = 0


(Cinnamomum camphora)

Obtained from the wood of the camphor laurel tree. This cooling agent is known for its antibacterial properties and for its ability to soothe eczema and acne prone skin.


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.)

EWG hazard level = 0

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.

EWG hazard level = 0

Cetearyl Alcohol

A mixture of fatty alcohol, primarily cetyl and stearyl alcohol, found in plants. This ingredient is used as a stabilizer to thicken an emulsion and keep it from separating. It is also used as a foaming agent.

EWG hazard level = 1

Cetyl Alcohol

Derived from naturally occurring fatty acids in coconut oil.  Acts as a gentle humectant, an emollient, and emulsifierNot to be confused with drying ether alcohols.

Chamomile Essential Oil

(Anthemis nobilis)

The most common essential oil used in aromatherapy. Known for its calming qualities, it is often used to calm the mind and reduce anxiety.

EWG hazard level = 0


An ionic surfactant, very mild and skin-friendly, derived from coconut oil and fruit sugar.

EWG hazard level = 0

Coconut Oil

(Cocos nucifera)

Lathers easily, acts as a fine skin cleanser and has a long shelf life.

EWG hazard level = 0


(Zea mays)

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.

EWG hazard level = 0


A plant derived surfactant.  Produced by the reaction of glucose from corn starch with the fatty alcohol decanol which is derived from coconut.

EWG hazard level = 0

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.

EWG hazard level = 0


A plant derived preservative used as an alternative to parabens.  Derived from glycerin and can also be used as a deodorizer and skin conditioner.

EWG hazard level = 1