Ingredient Glossary

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Almond Oil – Sweet Almond Oil is extremely high is Omega-6 fatty acids which are known to improve hair growth, and regenerate damaged and inflamed skin.  Used since ancient times in Ayurvedic Medicine, almond oil is used to restore and maintain, healthy and glowing skin. Almond oil is a great massage oil for babies. 

Apricot Kernel Oil – Rich in essential fatty acids, Vitamin B, A & E. It readily absorbs into the skin and revitalizes dry, lackluster and prematurely aged skin. It is also hydrating and improves the skin’s elasticity and suppleness. It strengthens sensitive skin, softens deep lines, helps regulate inflamed eczema, dermatitis and acne as well as soothes sun burns, burns, cuts, wounds, scars, muscular pain, rashes, skin irritations. Most skin benefits from this beautiful oil.

Avocado Oil – The only oil extracted from the flesh of the fruit and not the seed this skin-friendly oil is a loaded powerhouse of nutrients and because it readily absorbs deep into your skin’s tissue, that means you are benefitting immensely from it. Rich in carotenes, vitamins D, E, B1, B2 & B6 along with lecithin and potassium AKA the youth mineral because potassium is the fluid you find in the walls of your cells . Contains proteins and beta-carotene and over 20% essential fatty acids. Avocado oil is high in sterolins, which can help reduce appearance of age spots and heal sun damage and scar tissue and studies have shown that it has helped increase collagen in the skin. A very nourishing oil that is especially good for super dry and itchy skin, eczema, psoriasis and mature skin.

Blackberry Seed Oil – Blackberry seed oil, is oil that is cold pressed from blackberry seeds, and is a natural source of tocopherols, tocotriencols and lutein and is also a rich source of Vitamin C, which strengthens the surface of the skin and can help combat wrinkles, blotches, large pores and other skin blemishes. Blackberry seed oil is an excellent choice to aid in the relief of inflamed skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis. It encourages elasticity and a supple tone and is rich in antioxidants making it an excellent addition to your natural sun protection products. Though vitamin C tends to oxidize quickly in skin care products, blackberry seed oil contains a high proportion of Vitamin C and also possesses a two year shelf life. It also contains about 90% unsaturated fatty acids, 20% of which are omega-3 fatty acids.

Blue Yarrow – The high content of azulene in Blue Yarrow oil makes for a super anti-inflammatory and healing treatment. Blue Yarrow soothes, tones, and assists in healing wounds, bruises and scars. 

Blueberry Seed Oil – A wonderful, antioxidant rich oil for protecting fragile skin from the elements and helping to strengthen the surface immunity of the skin. Abundant in sterolins, which can help reduce appearance of age spots and heal sun damage and scar tissue. Blueberry seed oil beautifies the skin by regenerating cells and tissue, repair damaged skin, improve elasticity to the skin while helping to reduce fine lines, calm inflammation and hydrate the skin. This is an ideal skin for oily and sensitive skin and skin harassed by blemishes and acne.

Borage – Borage oil contains the highest known plant source for Gamma Linolenic acid AKA Omega 6, which in balance with other essential fatty acids makes it extremely anti-inflammatory. Borage oil softens rough and scaly skin, restores tone, suppleness and elasticity to the skin and nourishes the skin giving it the capacity for extraordinary regeneration properties. Borage oil is high in salicylic acid, making it a wonderful acne treatment. IF NOT PREGNANT (but still discuss with your doctor) take internally to notice significant results with eczema and severely dry skin.

Caendula – Calendula soothes inflammation and helps to heal damaged skin tissue. Calendula is amazing at healing wounds as it stimulates the development of granulation tissue. Calendula is wonderful at treating eczema and acne thanks to its naturally occuring salicylic acid.

Coconut Oil –Contains 50% Lauric Acid, the same immune fortifying component found in breast milk. This converts to Monolaurin, which is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and also anti-viral. Coconut oil should always be purchased raw and certified organic. Melts easily in palm of hand or in a warm space. Use to remove make-up and cleanse the skin.

Cornflower –AVOID DURING FIRST TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY Cornflower cools the skin and tones a delicate crepe-y skin while leaving a dewy glow. Great for revitalizing dry and lackluster skin and for softening fine lines and wrinkles. Cornflower is one of only four hydrosols that can be used directly in the eyes as an eyewash or eye drop substitute. Great for anyone with swollen, exhausted, tired and puffy eyes and definitely for the person who spends a lot of time in front of the computer.

Fennel– Fennel is a great cleansing ingredient especially for people with inflamed, congested and a more acne prone skin. It is slightly astringent and naturally quells an oily skin and deep cleansing making it a must-have for decongesting clogged pores. Fennel is also and anti-inflammatory, helping calm swelling associated with acne and it also detoxifies and purifies the skin.

Geranium – Geranium balances most skin types, whether oily, dry, acneic or sensitive. It is an adaptogen too meaning it helps to calm the senses and soothe your nervous system. Wonderful on dry and rough, weathered skin and also, because it is a humectant, geranium draws moisture to the skin allowing it ultimate surface hydration. Geranium is very cooling to the skin making it a wonderful body splash during the summer months and it is also effective at treating couperose skin. Geranium can also be used to clean wounds and cuts and because it is so cooling, it is wonderful to use both topically and internally to combat hot flashes associated with menopause.

Hibiscus – Hibiscus, also known as the Botox Plant, inhibits the growth of the enzyme elastase, which is responsible fro breaking down elastin in the skin and instead increases elasticity. Hibiscus is rich in Vitamin C making it a powerful ingredient to build the surface immunity of the skin. Loaded with Vitamin C, Hibiscus builds the surface immunity of the skin, purifies it, helps to  diminish age spots, increase cell turnover, smooth complexion and control acne.

Neroli – Neroli’s fragrance is intoxicating to say the least and the ultra fragrant hydrosol can be worn as a perfume on the skin. Neroli is calming to the nerves and senses and is wonderful to use during times of increased stress and anxiety. It is mildly sedative without causing sleepiness so feel free to use this on pressure points and to spray in the air when you need a sense of calm. Neroli is wonderful for delicate and sensitive skin and because it is astringent, it is a wonderful treatment for balancing oily skin. If you have dry skin temper it with rose before using topically.

Peppermint – Peppermint is packed with carotenes, Vitamins C, folate (B9) and Niacin (B3). the antioxidants in these vitamins protect the skin cells from damage cause by oxidation. Sipping peppermint tea supplies the body with minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and potassium AKA the youth mineral. Apart from providing nourishment to your cells, these minerals deliver oxygen to them as well. Peppermint is soothing to the skin and is especially helpful to clients who have acne or psoriasis and any fungal infections as it boosts the skin’s immunity against surface bacteria, helping to keep infections at bay. Lastly, peppermint has a soothing effect on the mind and body and over time helps to relax facial muscles. thus helping to prevent early formation of wrinkles.

Shea Butter – Most shea butter is traditionally pressed from the fruits of West African Shea trees, which is the species Butyrospermum parkii, but the species of shea we use in Crème Vert is Vitellaria Nilotica and it is pressed from the fruits of East African shea trees. While both West African and East African shea butters offer impressive benefits, Nilotica Shea Butter possesses a higher olein content and is softer, creamier and sweeter in aroma than West African Shea Butter.

Yarrow – Mildly anti-bacterial and antiseptic making it perfect for moody skin like acne and dermal infections. Yarrow is anti-inflammatory as well and helps to heal damage from sun & wind. Yarrow works wonderfully on itchy skin afflicted with eczema and regular dousing on the affected area(s) is of great relief to the skin. Use yarrow as a styptic post-shave.