Super-concentrated, highly aromatic oils extracted from plants. Different from essential oils due to the method they are obtained. Essential oils are collected through steam distilling or cold pressing while absolutes require a more delicate solvent extraction technique, traditionally called enfleurage.
Expressed from the seeds of the Crambe Abyssinica plant, native to the Mediterranean and Eastern Africa regions. Exceptionally great for hair care, this oil forms a light layer on the hair that restores luster; helps detangle and lock in moisture.
Achilea Millefolium Extract
Possessing natural astringent properties, this extract of the commonly known Yarrow plant is great for stimulating and cleaning skin. Often used in hair products.
A compound naturally occurring in herbs such as the nutrient-rich Comfrey plant. It is easily absorbed through the skin. It has a softening effect on the skin.
Alfalfa is very rich in hair-loving protein, vitamins and minerals. We use its extracts as a vegetal protein source in shampoo and conditioners.
A compound naturally occurring in herbs such as the nutrient-rich Comfrey plant. It is easily absorbed through the skin and helps promote cellular renewal. It has a soothing and softening effect on the skin.
Allyl Caproate is a naturally occurring constituent in pineapple. It is used as a fragrance and flavor component.
Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Extract (Organic)
Skin-loving extract of the Aloe Barbadenis (Aloe Vera) plant. Naturally moisturizes skin. *Please note: the extract we use is decolorized. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently added Aloe vera, non-decolorized whole leaf extract to their Proposition 65 list. We do not use, and have never used, that extract.
Althaea Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract
Extract from the root and leaves of the Althaea Officinalis, commonly known as Marshmallow and native to parts of Africa. Traditionally it is used to reduce inflammation, soothe and soften chapped skin.
An alkaline compound that works to adjust pH levels in body care products.
Amodimethicone is a silicon-based polymer. Great at sealing in moisture and reducing frizz, this ingredient is excellent for hair conditioning without causing buildup.
Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract
An extract of the Pineapple fruit. Its astringency lends well to cleansing products. It contains an enzyme called bromelain. Rich in amino acids, Pineapple is moisturizing for skin. Alpha hydroxyl acids give this extract its exfoliation properties.
Angelica Root Extract
Derived from the roots of the Angelica plant, this extract is used for its benefits to skin.
Antioxidants are naturally occurring in many fruits, herbs and plants. They can be used to help preserve a product and deliver detoxifying benefits to the skin.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Oil expressed from the kernels of Apricots. This light oil helps to seal in moisture without leaving a greasy residue. It also lubricates without leaving a greasy feeling on the skin.
Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil (Organic)
Produced from the nut of the Argan tree native to Morocco. Also called Moroccan oil, it is naturally high in oleic and linoleic fatty acids and Vitamin E. Highly valued in cosmetic circles for its deeply moisturizing properties without being heavy or greasy.
Made from dried Arnica flowers, this extract has been traditionally used to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract
An extract of oat kernels. Naturally rich in nutrients, Oat Kernel extract is great for skin conditioning.
Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil
This oil is cold pressed from the avocado fruit. Loaded with Vitamins A, B, C, D E and K, this oil is a nutrient-rich gift to skin and hair. Quickly absorbed, it delivers fatty acids and minerals such as Potassium, Calcium and Iron where they’re needed most. This healthy oil penetrates the surface easily, making it a great ingredient for skin and hair conditioning.