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Anogeissus comes from a tree sacred to African culture. It’s known as “Siiga”, which means “the soul”. The rare bark is harvested by local tribes and used as a natural wound healer. We studied Anogeissus for over 5 years and discovered it helps stimulate the natural production of fibrillin, the protein that gives skin youthful firmness and bounce.
anogeissus is found in 10 products
Apricots can be traced back nearly 3000 years to ancient Armenia where they were valued for their many therapeutic and healing properties. They were brought to Greece by Alexander the Great and spread through Europe by the Romans.In fact, Greek mythology refers them as the key ingredient in the nectar of the gods (aka the drink of choice for Olympus inhabitants). This divine cocktail was said to grant ageless immortality to those who drank it.Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in essential fatty acids like Oleic and Linoleic plus Vitamins A and E. So it’s super protective, nourishing and soothing. And it absorbs on contact, which means no greasy after feel.
apricot is found in 9 products
Little known fact: Sugar is native to Asia. Though now widely known for mass cultivation in the Caribbean that started with Columbus, its use dates back centuries to the time of Marco Polo. In fact, during his travels in China in the late 1200s, he documented local people using Brown Sugar. Brown Sugar’s granulated texture makes it an excellent exfoliator. The crystals help remove dead cells from skin’s surface and refine texture leaving it softer and smoother.
Camphor’s vibrant, powerful aromatic oil has long been valued for its medicinal and cooling, antiseptic properties. From China, it traveled into the Arab trade routes, reaching Europe in the early Middle Ages as an incense and fragrant wood. This highly-aromatic herb is still prized today for its purifying and preservative powers. It’s known to be a counter-irritant and skin purifier.
camphor is found in 2 products
The wild ancestors of the Carrots we know today are native to Persia. The modern version of this root vegetable was originally cultivated for its fragrant leaves and seeds. They get their bright orange color from beta-carotene and are also a rich source of Vitamin A, minerals and antioxidants. Which means they’re great for maintaining healthy, vibrant skin.
carrot is found in 1 products
The chamomile flower is an age-old remedy used in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Chamomile's popularity grew throughout the Middle Ages when people turned to it as a treatment for numerous complaints. The plant's many benefits come from its daisy-like flowers, which contain Azulene and Bisabolol Oils that contribute to its ability to soothe and calm everything from upset stomachs and unsettled nerves to fragile skin.
chamomile is found in 24 products
Known as the “black diamond”, Charcoal has been prized for its purifying properties dating back to the Ming Dynasty in 1486. It’s created from Bamboo Ash and valued for its excellent absorption abilities. When applied to skin, it acts like a magnet to draw out dirt, debris and impurities.
charcoal is found in 4 products
Legend has it Coffee Beans were discovered by an Ethiopian shepherd. He found his goats dancing joyously around a green leafy shrub with bright red cherries. So he tried the beans himself. Their powerful euphoric effect was instant. Today studies have shown that Coffee has impressive health benefits from antioxidant age-fighting to memory boosting. And their energizing properties can actually help wake up, refresh and restore radiance to tired skin.
coffee is found in 14 products
Cucumbers have been cultivated in India dating back 3000 years. People are described as eating cucumbers in the legend of Gilgamesh and are even mentioned in the Bible as a food commonly consumed by Israelites. It is believed they were introduced to Europe by the Greeks or Romans. The naturally acidic Cucumber contains Vitamin C and Chlorophyll. Slices of Cucumber are an age-old remedy used to soothe tired, puffy eyes.
cucumber is found in 21 products
Ginger root has been used medicinally in Asian, Indian and Arabic herbal traditions for thousands of years. It’s still used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as an aid to settle digestion and calm upset stomachs. Its warm, spicy aroma has been believed to awaken vitality, stimulate the body and inspire desire. And in many ancient cultures it was used as an aphrodisiac to “ginger up” romance.
ginger is found in 10 products
One of China’s most revered berries is better known today as Goji. It’s mentioned in an ancient book documenting the medicinal and agricultural knowledge of a mythical Chinese emperor and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years. Its benefits are folklore legend, and include strengthening, prolonging and easing life.
gojiberry is found in 4 products
Grapefruits are a hybrid of Sweet Orange and Pomelo, both of which originated in Asia. It was called the “forbidden fruit” when it was discovered in 1750 and was thought to be one of the Seven Wonders of Barbados. The bright, citrus scent of Grapefruit essential oil is used in aromatherapy to energize, enliven the spirit and boost overall mood.
grapefruit is found in 12 products
Cultivated by monks as herbal medicine over 4000 years ago, Green Tea has been used across Asian cultures as a cure-all for many ailments. It’s known worldwide to promote overall health and well-being. In recent years, the legendary health properties of Green Tea have been given serious scientific support. It contains powerful flavonoids called ECGCs that are believed to be as much as 100 times more effective an antioxidant as Vitamins C and E. These powerful antioxidants not only help neutralize environmental skin damage but can actually recycle stressors into vital hydration.
Green Tea is found in 3 products
Hydrocotyle is a semi-aquatic plant with long stems and leaves that form dense mats on the surface of water. In ancient China, it was a key ingredient in an elixir called “The Fountain of Youth.” The juice of the leaves contain triterpenoids, which speed up cell generation and help promote healing. It’s also known to help increase the production of collagen, which helps maintain a youthful appearance.
Jojoba Oil and Beads
Early Native Americans and the Indians who inhabited northwestern Mexico used the seeds and their oil for making a coffee-like beverage. They drank it as a medicine, dietary supplement and appetite suppressant when food was scarce. The most lasting use of Jojoba has been in beauty treatments. The oil is an extremely efficient moisturizer that doesn’t clog pores so it’s great for conditioning and soothing skin. The beads are a gentle, natural exfoliator. They leave skin looking smooth and luminous.
jojoba is found in 23 products
Kukui Nut Butter
A symbol of peace and protection, the Kukui Nut and the tree it grows on are prized for their many of uses in ancient Hawaii. They provided wood for canoes, oil to burn for light and time measurement, nuts for leis and ink for tattoos. The oil was also used to protect and preserve fishing nets. Kukui Nut Butter is rich in Vitamins A, C and E, antioxidants and linoleic acid. It’s easily absorbed by skin and considering to be extremely nourishing. Beloved for its ability to smooth roughness and hydrate dryness leaving skin soft and supple.
Kukui Nuts is found in 3 products
Common to the shores of Britain and Ireland these yellow-brown algae grow up to 2.5 m in length. It is the most abundantly produced genus of all algae and is often described to be a "Jack of all trades" due its various benefits. History shows that people have been eating seaweed for millennia. Why? Because it’s packed full of much-needed vitamins and minerals, including some relatively rare trace elements. Seeweed has also been used as a beauty treatment for centuries. When applied topically, it’s believed to promote overall skin health and help maintain youthfulness.
laminariasaccharina is found in 10 products
Until World War I, Lavender was used to treat and disinfect wounds. For centuries, English farmers would place lavender flowers in their hats to prevent headache and sunstroke. The essential oil extracted from the flowers is easily and quickly absorbed onto the skin. It’s has potent antiseptic properties. And its aroma is legendary for its ability to soothe the spirit. The calming scent instantly puts you at ease as you feel stress fade away.
lavender is found in 18 products
Tazetta Lily Bulb
Known as the “Paperwhite Lily”, this pure white blossom represents awakening and hope in many cultures. Also a symbol of renewal, the Lily is reborn each year as everlasting beauty incarnate. It’s held sacred for the mystical life-renewing effects it’s believed to possess. These potent self-renewing properties can be used to help reawaken skin’s youthfulness.
lilybulb is found in 2 products
Often called “The Queen of the Fruits”, this tasty fruit grows on small evergreen trees. For centuries, people in Southeast Asia have revered it for its flavor and the belief that it promotes good health. Mangosteen is rich in Xanthones, which are potent antioxidants. Antioxidants are known to help protect skin from the damaging effects of free radicals and other environmental assaults.
mangosteen is found in 3 products
The bark of this evergreen tree has been used for hundreds of years as a wound healer and traditional remedy for treating skin problems like infections and burns. It’s been discovered that Mimosa actually stimulates collagen synthesis and slows down collagen degradation to help keep skin looking young.
mimosa is found in 6 products
Oranges grow widely across tropical and subtropical climates. They are the most cultivated fruit tree in the world. Naturally acidic, Orange Oil can be used to gently exfoliate the skin’s surface. It’s lively scent is also commonly used by aroma therapists to boost the spirit.
orange is found in 5 products
Christopher Columbus dubbed this this luscious tropical fruit the “Fruit of the Angels”. Rich in anti-oxidants and enzymes, it’s celebrated around the world for its delicious taste and many health benefits. The folk healers of Bengal use it as a cure for a variety of ailments. And it’s been a traditional treatment of wounds and burns. It’s a great natural exfoliator for skin. It helps remove dullness, discoloration and dead cells to leave skin radiant and supple.
papaya is found in 2 products
The Peppermint herb is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint that was first discovered in 1750 in London, England. Peppermint has a long history of use in folk medicine and aromatherapy because of its soothing properties. The leaves and stems of Peppermint have relatively high oil content and are the part of the plant used medicinally. Peppermint Oil is also used topically to ease muscle tension because of its cooling, relaxing effect on skin.
peppermint is found in 6 products
Red Algae are one of the oldest and largest groups of algae. Also called “Rhodophyta” from the Ancient Greek meaning “rose plant”. Known to encourage overall health, it’s a common staple in diets across the world. Legendary for its moisture-retention abilities, it helps replenish moisture reservoirs to keep skin feeling hydrated and supple.
Reishi have a 7000 year history of use. Referred to as the “Mushroom of Immortality”, it’s believed to have life-extending properties and is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to heal, improve health and promote longevity. It’s also known to possess potent skin-soothing properties and is used to help calm, comfort and relieve visible redness in sensitive skin.
reishi is found in 8 products
According to legend, Japanese women bathed in rice water and their skin glowed “like a gleaming jewel”. It was said women who partook in this ancient beauty ritual had smoother and more supple skin than any other in the land. Exfoliating with this ancient Japanese beauty secret leaves skin softer, smoother and more refined. Its potent skin-polishing powers create a positively luminous look.
rice is found in 3 products
This radiant rose is known as “The King of Vitamin C”. It has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a potent anti-inflammatory. The fruit of this amazing flower is packed with tons of skin-brightening Vitamin C, which helps protect skin against environmental agressors that can trigger the formation of dark spots and uneven skin tone.
rosaroxburghii is found in 6 products
Rose of Jericho
This miraculous flower can withstand total dehydration for decades and return to life with just a drop of water. Also called the “Resurrection Plant”, it’s famed for its hygroscopic properties, which cause it to curl up when water is scarce and unfold when moist. Its known to awaken skins ability to capture and hold essential hydration, giving an instant moisture boost to dry, dehydrated skin.
roseofjericho is found in 8 products
The fruit of the Saw Palmetto has been used by the Seminole Indians for thousands of years as a food staple as well as medicine. It possesses powerful antiseptic properties and is known to be a potent purifier. It’s been shown to be effective in controlling excess oil production which reduces shine and can help prevent breakouts.
sawpalmetto is found in 4 products
Dead Sea Salts
Mineral-enriched Dead Sea Salts have been used since biblical times for their therapeutic and healing powers. In fact, King Solomon is said to have presented Queen Sheba with Dead Sea Salts upon his visit to the Holy Land. It’s also told that Cleopatra, who made extensive use of Dead Sea formulations in her beauty regimen, urged Marc Antony to conquer the Dead Sea region in his Judean campaign so that she would be guaranteed a supply of Dead Sea minerals. Why all the fuss? Because Sea Salts help purify, smooth and reinvigorate skin to look younger, brighter and healthier.
seasalts is found in 4 products
Shea Butter is made from the fruit kernels of the Shea Nut Tree. Cosmetic use of Shea Butter dates back to Cleopatra’s time. The tree can take up to 30 years to bear a quality crop of nuts with a high content of beneficial fatty acids. These fatty acids are what give Shea Butter its unique ability to soothe rough, dry skin without clogging pores and help soften dry, damaged hair.
sheabutter is found in 26 products
Silver Tip White tea
Believed to extend longevity, White Tea was prized for centuries by emperors in China’s famed “Elixir of Immortality”. The legend has more than a leaf of truth to it. White Tea is packed with polyphenols, a potent antioxidant that helps protect skin from damaging free radicals to keep its youthful looks alive, longer.
silvertipwhitetea is found in 10 products
spearmint is found in 4 products
The Greek physician Soranus of Ephesus highly recommended bathing newborns in Sunflower Oil. It seems the oil’s high lipid content strengthens the function of skin as a barrier. Well known for its smoothing properties, it’s also very high in essential fatty acids. This emollient-rich oil has been used cosmetically for centuries for its ability to help moisturize and condition the skin.
sunflower is found in 21 products
Over the centuries this amazing gemstone from Sri Lanka has been used for many healing and spiritual purposes. When Tourmaline crystals warm, as they do when rubbed onto the skin, they become positively charged at one end and negatively charged on the other. These energizing crystals are said to be effective at detoxifying and brightening skin while helping improve its vitality.
tourmaline is found in 2 products
A key balancing and detoxifying herb, Turmeric is widely used to flavor food across Asia. It’s also used as a dye and accounts for the yellow color of curry and American mustard. Now one of the most intensively studied herbs, Turmeric is getting a great deal of attention for its anti-irritant effects.
turmeric is found in 9 products
This flower is known to withstand very extreme environments. Its incredible resilience explains why it’s the first plant to blossom on scorched earth. Studies show it helps inhibit a protein change that can result in dullness and discoloration and helps restore radiance to skin.
willowherb is found in 2 products