There are a number of great ingredients to use when formulating skincare, but these five oils, butters and extracts top our list of absolute favorite ingredients.
Neem oil has antibacterial properties, making it a great ingredient in acne products. Well and Good says that it’s been shown to be successful at fighting acne in the long term as well.
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Overnight Blemish Spot Remedy: A fast-acting, highly-effective and powerful herbal remedy that is specially formulated with zinc oxide, neem oil and tea tree oils to target bacteria and help dry up blemishes. It has a gentle formula that can be applied while you sleep and won’t cause irritation. Dab the applicator directly on a pimple and leave it on overnight. It’s free of benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid and is safe to use during pregnancy and nursing.
Purifying Facial Toner: After cleansing, mist our purifying toner over a dry face and neck to gently remove excess oil and dirt without stripping skin. This toner also reduces excess shine and helps to refine pores thanks to its natural astringent properties. It’s particularly good for toning, firming and refreshing tired and acne-prone skin.
Jojoba oil is one of our favorite oils to work with because it has tons of great skincare benefits. An article in Shape, explains that jojoba oil is ideal for all skin types since it doesn’t clog pores or cause acne. "The wonderful thing about jojoba oil is that it balances the oil in the skin, rather than adding oil to it," explains Jennifer T. Haley, M.D., a dermatologist practicing in Scottsdale, AZ and Park City, UT. "It adds moisture where it's needed, but can also help reduce excess oil production.”
Additionally, jojoba oil is full of vitamins A, D and E, plus antioxidants and fatty acids, according to the website Byrdie, and is able to penetrate deeply into skin since it mimics our natural sebum.
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Moisture Me Body Oil: Our nourishing body oil delivers superior, long-lasting hydration along with skin-firming benefits. Massage onto damp skin after the shower or bath for all-day moisture and the softest, smoothest skin. Plus, the orange-y citrus scent is to die for!
Happy Baby Soothing Stick: This little does-it-all balm was developed for babies but is great for everyone! Glide the stick over scrapes, bruises, irritated skin and anywhere that needs a little TLC.
Calendula is a flower from the marigold family and is bright orange in color. The extract has many beneficial properties, like soothing irritated skin. In Women’s Health magazine, dermatologist David Jack in the UK, says that “calendula oil is high in antioxidants, so is believed to be anti-inflammatory and also have antiseptic properties.”
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Calendula Nursing Balm: Our triple protection organic formula safely soothes painful irritations and helps heal chapped nipples by making them more supple and resilient. This is an unscented, ultra-gentle and safe formulation for both mommy and baby that uses food-grade ingredients and doesn’t need to be rinsed off before nursing.
Soothing Oatmeal Bath Powder: This extra mild and bath powder is made to soothe and nourish your baby's skin without any detergents, preservatives or dyes. It's simple, fun and easy to use and is also great for adults with sensitive skin. Pour one or two scoops in warm bath water, allowing ingredients to dissolve to create a soothing milky bath.
Rich and moisturizing, shea butter is fat that has been extracted from the nuts of a shea tree (most commonly grown in Africa.) Because shea butter contains vitamins A and E, it also works well on irritated or sensitive skin. Dr. Josh Axe, on Well And Good, says that shea butter “helps retain moisture by forming a protective barrier on the skin’s surface, which reduces the loss of water and keeps your skin hydrated.”
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Mandarin Creme Clarifying Body Wash: Our extraordinary body wash lathers up gently, without striping the skin's protective oils to leave your body feeling revitalized, refreshed and clean. Made with organic shea butter to nourish and moisturize skin, plus organic olive, coconut and shea oils, which help to create a rich lather and gently clean. This body wash is free of detergents, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, parabens and other synthetic preservatives, dyes or additives.
Oh Baby Anti-Stretch Belly Butter: This best-selling, totally organic belly butter features seven powerful, nutrient-rich botanicals (mango, rosa mosqueta, cocoa, calendula, shea, tamanu and sea buckthorn) that have been blended to perfection. This silky-smooth butter helps prevent and minimize the appearance of stretch marks caused by pregnancy and weight change. We even have a following among non-pregnant people; this belly butter is just that good at moisturizing and softening skin!
Antioxidant-rich olive oil is a great skincare ingredient because of its high concentration of vitamins, its moisturizing properties and its antibacterial effects. Additionally, it might help acne sufferers. An article on Healthline.com says that “if you’re prone to acne, using a soap made with olive oil may help decrease your acne by killing off the bacteria that causes the acne. Olive oil is also known to moisturize and hydrate your skin.”
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Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover: A daily facial cleansing oil that effortlessly dissolves long-wear makeup and impurities, leaving skin soft, clean and nourished. Formulated with natural squalane from olives, antioxidant-rich camellia green eea and calming, cold-pressed oat oil. It’s a great way to clean and moisturize skin at the same time, or as part of a double-cleansing routine.
Brightening Sheer Moisturizer: A lightweight, sheer lotion for the face, this works to boost clarity, deeply penetrate to hydrate and repair, and promote balanced skin. With anti-aging ingredients such as prickly pear oil, evening primrose oil and sea buckthorn oil.
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