The Story Behind our Ingredients.
Clay has been used since ancient times for its therapeutic and healing properties. We use it for its ability to enhance beauty. Clay is naturally rich in minerals and micro-nutrients and is believed to protect, detoxify, heal, and rejuvenate all skin types. Clay will adsorb excess oil, dirt, and toxins, and bring blood flow to the surface of the skin, as well as remove impurities through gentle exfoliation.
What it won’t do is overly dry or irritate your skin.
Best of all, Mother Nature has provided us with clay in a rainbow of colors. The hardest decision to make is which one? I invite you to Try Them All!
Botanicals have been used for thousands of years for their therapeutic and restorative properties, as well as to add flavor, scent, and color. A botanical is a plant leaf or plant part, such as the flower, the root, or the seed. Unlike additives, and chemicals botanicals are from nature. Botanicals offer an astounding number of compounds that possess anti-aging and antioxidant properties. What you use on your skin is as important as what you put in your body. I have paired some of the finest, most exotic clays with bio-active botanicals for luxurious and healthy skin care. I don’t make any promises except that my formulations will be all natural. Health food for your skin.
Dead Sea Clay and Activated Charcoal
Dead Sea Clay - The Dead Sea is the deepest and most saline lake on earth and has been known since biblical times for its healing properties. Dead Sea Clay was used by Pharaohs and Queens for its legendary skin restorative properties. Dead Sea Clay is a therapeutic clay packed with skin loving minerals and nutrients.
Activated Charcoal - Like a sponge, activated charcoal soaks up whatever is lurking deep within your pores. If you want clean use activated charcoal. The more frequently it is used, the better.
French Rose Clay and Hibiscus
French Rose Clay is a luxurious Kaolin clay that gently exfoliates and polishes the skin. This one is so mild it won’t remove the natural moisturizing factors present in the skin but instead will leave it soft, clean and smooth. French Rose is an amazing clay for dry, sensitive and mature skin types.
Hibiscus Flowers for Beautiful Radiant Skin. Hibiscus is called the Botox plant because it attacks elastase, the enzyme that breaks down elastin. This beautiful flower is said to be magical in that it is one of the most powerful anti-ageing plants around. Hibiscus is rich in anti-oxidants that can combat the damage caused by UV rays and pollutants. It evens skin tone, purifies the complexion, and boosts moisture. What's not to love?
Yellow Australian Clay, Curcumin, Calendula, Colloidal Oatmeal.
Yellow Australian Clay has been used by Aboriginal Tribes since ancient times for sacred healing and ceremonial purposes. Yellow Australian Clay is soft in texture and mildly adsorptive. This Kaolinite clay is a gentle cleanser and exfoliant that will leave skin looking fresh and glowing. It is great for dry, sensitive and normal skin types.
Curcumin? Curcumin. Turmeric. What are these and why are they so important? Curcumin is a super hero anti-oxidant and an even more powerful anti-inflammatory. It is the active ingredient in Turmeric. It is well known for its ability to quench free radicals that cause inflammation.
Calendula Officinalis - Marigold. Calendula has traditionally been used for many skin conditions. Calendula flower extracts contain bio-active and free radical scavenging compounds that offer protection to skin cells.
Colloidal Oatmeal. Used topically, colloidal oatmeal is a centuries-old treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including dry skin, skin rashes, and eczema.
French Green Clay – Stinging Nettle, Spirulina, Seaweed
French Green Clay, an Illite Clay, which is abundantly rich in minerals. Its rich green color is derived from a combination of iron oxides and decomposed plant matter - kelp, seaweed, and algae. It adsorbs impurities from the skin, sloughs off dead skin cells and stimulates blood flow to the surface of the skin. This is an ideal clay for normal to oily skin and problematic skin.
Stinging Nettle - has been used medicinally dating back as far as Ancient Greece. This botanical has an abundance of anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties to soothe and protect the skin. We infuse our oil to achieve a beautiful green color.
Spirulina, Chlorella, and Seaweed - Spirulina and Chlorella are blue-green algae rich in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These are powerful scavengers of free radicals. Seaweed has been used as a skin repairing substance in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine. Medical practitioners in the Asian cultures have known seaweed as an organic source of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 and antioxidants.
Red Moroccan Clay - Clove, and Cinnamon
Red Moroccan Clay. Moroccan women have used this mineral rich clay for centuries to enhance the beauty of their skin and hair. Moroccan Red Clay is known for its regenerative and healing properties. It softens the skin and leaves it radiant. Excellent for all skin types.
Clove, used in folk medicine for centuries is a rich source of eugenol. Eugenol possesses multiple radical-scavenging and anti-inflammatory properties.
Cinnamon, from the eternal tree of tropical medicine, it is one of the most important spices used by people all over the world. It contains minerals, polyphenols, and antioxidants. Together these spice add warmth and texture to soap.
Rhassoul Clay from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Dark Cocoa
Rhassoul Clay. This is one of the most prized clays in the world and has been in use for over 1400 years. It is mineral rich with high adsorptive properties removing impurities deep within the pores without being overly drying. This clay is gentle enough for sensitive skin types. It is rare and luxurious and can be found in the best spas around the world.
Dark Cacao - an amazing source of polyphenols, particularly flavonoids. Polyphenols are antioxidant molecules with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antineoplastic properties. Cacao is a natural phytochemical-rich food with super powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Polyphenols used topically are beneficial to skin health. Don't just each chocolate. Bathe in it!
Matcha Green Tea
Matcha Green Tea - Why Matcha Green Tea? Because it is the whole leaf. All the antioxidant-rich polyphenols are ground into a powder. Matcha Green Tea contains a high concentration of antioxidant catechins, including EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) powerful antioxidants which protects cells from damage.
- The polyphenols present in green tea have been shown to have numerous health benefits, including protection from UV carcinogenesis. EGCG is the major and most photo-protective polyphenolic component of green tea.
- There is some evidence that tea polyphenols in a topical formulation may be beneficial in reducing sebum secretion and in a treatment of acne.
- EGCG. It has been associated with anti-tumor, anti-Alzheimer, and anti-aging properties, improve redox status at the tissue level possibly preventing system level structural damage.
Grass-fed Tallow, one of the oldest ingredients used in soap making is easily absorbed into the skin. It is a deeply nourishing whole ingredient, ultra rich in the same kinds of lipids that are found naturally in youthful, healthy looking skin. Grass-fed tallow also contains fat-soluble Vitamins A, D, E & K.
Olive Oil contains a high vitamin and mineral content plus squalane. Squalane is a natural component of human sebum and has emollient properties that soften and soothe skin. It adds a layer of oil on the skin that helps to slow water loss and keeps skin soft and supple.
Shea Butter, used since ancient Egypt, prevents damage caused by the sun and the wind. Raw, unrefined shea butter contains vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A and E, as well as essential fatty acids. Shea butter has the ability to soothe, hydrate and balance your skin.
Coconut Oil is loaded with minerals and anti-microbial properties and packed with anti-oxidants to fight the free radicals your skin accumulates daily.
Castor Seed Oil is beneficial for delicate facial skin. It penetrates deep into the skin tissue nourishing it with fatty acids.
Golden Jojoba, is similar to the sebum produced naturally by the skin. It absorbs easily into the skin, delivering hydration and moisture.
Hemp Seed Oil, nutritionally equivalent to fish oil. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and proteins necessary for healthy skin.
Together, these ingredients nourish, clean, and help to protect your skin from the damage it endures every day.