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March 24, 2017

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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. These ingredients have been determined to be non toxic when used as directed.

Tangerine Essential Oil

A sweet, fresh and citrusy top-note essential oil thought to promote happiness, and help with nervousness and anxiety.  Used traditionally to help stretch marks and have a positive effect on cellulite.

EWG hazard level = 0

Tea Tree Essential Oil

(Melaleuca alternifolia)

Easily penetrates skin and is known to accelerate the healing of skin disorders. Considered antimicrobial and possibly anti-viral.

EWG hazard level = 1

Vanilla Essential Oil

(Vanilla Planifolia)

A common flavoring agent in foods, the extraction of the pure oil from the plant is a laborious process that makes it an expensive oil. Besides, its pleasing smell, Vanilla has a history of being an antioxidant and antidepressant.

EWG hazard level = 0

Vetiver Essential Oil

(Vetiveria zizanoides)

The oil is distilled from the roots of this grass.  Many uses in skin care especially for oily skin and acne. Vetivert is an immunostimulant and is considered deeply relaxing and grounding.

EWG hazard level = 2

Vitamin E

(Tocopheryl acetate)

Commonly used as an antioxidant in skin care products, Vitamin E protects skin from UV rays, pollution, and cell damaging free radicals.

EWG hazard level = 0

Witch Hazel

Derived from a shrub that blooms in the late fall through early winter, it can last for 100 years. Known for a multitude of uses, topically works as an astringent, soothes sunburns, relieves muscles, and acts as an insect repellent.

EWG hazard level = 0

Xanthan Gum

Three different fermented corn sugars create this emulsifier. (Although not technically classified as an emulsifier, it is used in the same manner.)

EWG hazard level = 0

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

(Cananga odorata)

In aromatherapy, Ylang Ylang evokes feelings of deep, relaxed calm that can melt away anxiety, tension, and stress.

EWG hazard level = 2

Zinc Sulphate

A mineral salt used as an astringent; aids in cleansing impurities from the skin.

EWG hazard level = 2