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Ingredients used in Absolutely Natural products

Aloe Vera Extract
(Also known as Medicinal Aloe) Contains 75 nutrients including 8-essential amino acids and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E.

BENEFITS: This succulent plant grows in arid climates and is commonly found throughout Africa and India although it can be found in other areas. Long noted for its healing properties, aloe vera is used in the treatment of wounds, burns and minor skin infections.

Is rich in vitamin E, riboflavin, niacin and iron, and vitamin C. Additionally, Bamboo contains thiamin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese.

BENEFITS: Bamboo is an eco--friendly ingredient in that it grows quickly and is readily available. Because it is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, it helps lock in moisture and infuse skin with nutrients.

Bee Pollen
Contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, F, D, E, H, K and PP, as well as folic acid. Bee pollen is also rich in minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, copper, iodine, zinc, just to name few. Finally, bee pollen is also rich in antioxidants and amino acids.

BENEFITS: Not only is bee pollen excellent at preventing premature aging, it is also known to reduce the appearance of fine lines and signs of aging. Beyond its antioxidant capabilities, it also is known to help fight acne and blemishes.

Borage Seed Oil
Is among the richest in gamma linolenic acid (GLA).

BENEFITS: A natural anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic agent, borage seed oil is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, skin lesions, hypertension and eczema. This oil is exceptionally compatible with all skin types and is known to reduce inflammation, dryness, scaliness and itch without side effects

Contains fatty-acid esters, carotenoids including beta-carotene, lutein and lycopene, flavonoids, and minerals such as iodine and manganese.

BENEFITS: Calendula is known to bolster the production of collagen and reduce inflammation aiding skin's natural recovery and restoration

Camellia Seed Oil
Is rich in oleic acid, as well as vitamins A, B, C and E and various minerals including potassium, zinc, calcium and iron. Notably, camellia seed oil also contains naturally occurring squalane.

BENEFITS: Excellently suited to all skin types, camellia seed oil absorbs deeply into the skin providing long-lasting moisture. Skin will feel softer, more supple and smooth. The nutrients in camellia seed oil help restore skin's natural pH balance, protect skin from environmental pollutants and age spots/hyper-pigmentation, smooths wrinkles and fine lines and soothes irritation

Camphor is sourced from the camphor laurel, a large evergreen tree found in Asia, but can also be found in other trees within the laurel family.

BENEFITS: Camphor is known for its natural antiseptic qualities

Chamomile Extract
Is a natural anti-inflammatory.

BENEFITS: Chamomile extract helps soothe itching and irritation and is frequently used to balance moisture, strengthening and adding luster to the outer layers of hair.

Coconut Oil
Is rich in Lauric Acid and contains vitamin E and K.

BENEFITS: Organic coconut oil is known as an exceptional conditioner, leaving hair and skin silky soft.

Coenzyme Q10
Is a vitamin-like substance that is found in every cell in the body.

BENEFITS: COQ-10 is important in the protection of collagen and elastin.

Cranberry Seed Oil
A natural anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic agent, Contains omega 6 (linoleic), omega 3 (alpha-linolenic), and omega 9 (oleic) fatty acids, vitamin A, an unprecedented profile of all 8 isomers of vitamin E, and a variety of healthy phytonutrients.

BENEFITS: Cranberry seed oil is ideal for the treatment of rough, dry or mature skin. Relieving scaly, itching skin conditions, this oil penetrates deeply for long-lasting moisture and protection from the elements and sun damage.

Evening Primrose Oil
Contains a high amount of GLA, beneficial omega-6 fatty acids, linoleic acid and vitamins A, C, E and F.

BENEFITS: An excellent emollient and hydrator, evening primrose oil is rich in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), giving it unique anti-inflammatory properties and is used in the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis and other skin problems.

FlaxSeed Oil
Contains omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids as well as alpha-linolenic acid and lignans which abate inflammation.

BENEFITS: Loaded with essential fatty acids, flaxseed oil effectively fights dryness and promotes smoother, softer skin with prolonged use. This smoothing effect also reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and other skin blemishes.

Fractionated Coconut Oil
Is rich in Lauric Acid and contains Vitamin E and K.

BENEFITS: Organic coconut oil is known as an exceptional conditioner, leaving hair and skin silky soft.

Is rich in antioxidants omega-6 fatty acids and vitamins A and C as well as folate.

BENEFITS: Ginko is a natural anti-inflamatory and is exceptional at improving circulation and skin's natural restoration process.

Is rich in antioxidants omega-6 fatty acids and vitamins A and C as well as folate.

BENEFITS: Ginko is a natural anti-inflamatory and is exceptional at improving circulation and skin's natural restoration process.

Grapeseed Oil
Contains oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), as well as vitamins A, C, D and E.

BENEFITS: A natural collagen booster and elastin stabilizer, grapeseed oil contains powerful antioxidants and vitamins that absorb deeply into the skin. This unique oil is also good at fighting acne, fine lines and wrinkles and shrinking varicose veins.

Green Tea
Contains polyphenols and is a rich source of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) a powerful, natural antioxidant.

BENEFITS: Green tea extract naturally removes toxins from the skin. It has even been studied in the prevention of skin cancer as it appears to reduce levels of cancerous proteins, blocking the reaction which causes tumors to grow.

Hemp Seed Oil
Contains alpha- and gamma-linolenic, oleic, linoleic, palmitic and stearic acids as well as vitamins A, B, C, D and E.

BENEFITS: Specifically shown to beneficially treat eczema, acne, psoriasis, and dry skin hemp seed oil's essential fatty acids offer a powerful combination of healing, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.

Irish Moss
(Red Algae Extract) Is a nutrient-rich seaweed, providing essential vitamins A, B1, C and E, nutrients and minerals, including phosphorus, magnesium, iron and iodine.

BENEFITS: Irish moss is an excellent moisturizer that softens hair and smooths skin.

Jojoba Seed Oil
Contains vitamins E and B; minerals copper, zinc and chromium as well as iodine, which has anti-bacterial properties.

BENEFITS: Jojoba's composition is very close to skin's own and will help boost skin's recovery and restoration processes. Excellent for acne-prone skin and dandruff, this is also an outstanding deep moisturizer and will combat stubborn signs of aging.

Kukui Nut Oil
Contains vitamins A, C and E as well as linoleic and linolenic fatty acids, and a high concentration of essential fatty acids

BENEFITS: Kukui Nut Oil is an excellent skin conditioner and moisturizer. It restores vibrancy to skin while helping treat skin conditions, such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.

Is a primary source of glycyrrhizin and contains bioflavonoids, potassium and vitamin B complex.

BENEFITS: Known for its ability to boost skin's restorative abilities it is also thought to aid in the retention of water, smoothing and soothing skin.

Olive Squalane
A natural powerful antioxidant and contains vitamins A, D, E and K.

BENEFITS: Natural and potent antioxidant, the addition of olive squalane oil to our blend is vital for fighting stubborn, acute, dry skin. It is also known to clear up difficult skin problems, such as eczema, dermatitis, rashes and helps prevent brown age spots from forming.

A rich source of papain and contains a high content of essential and trace minerals, including manganese, thiamin and copper. Additionally these fruits are rich in naturally occurring antioxidants especially vitamins A and C.

BENEFITS: Papaya and Pineapple are known as naturally gentle exfoliators, leaving skin softer and smoother.

Quillaja Saponaria
Is a sustainable and is farmed for use in natural bath products, pharmaceuticals and personal care.

BENEFITS: Quillaja saponaria removes the need for sulfates as it has a natural lathering quality. Additionally, it offers some anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits, which can improve the health of hair and skin.

Red Raspberry Seed Oil
Contains exceptionally high levels of alpha and gamma tocopherols (vitamin E), vitamin A and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

BENEFITS: A superb antioxidant, red raspberry seed oil contains a very high content of essential fatty acids known for skin repair and conditioning. Because it is comprised of a unique blend of nutrients and fatty acids, it is believed to be useful for broad spectrum UV protection

Rice Bran Oil
Contains vitamin E, gamma oryzanol, tocotrienols, tocopherols, and phytic acid, as well as a healthy range of fatty acids.

BENEFITS: Excellent for moisturizing, rice bran oil seals in moisture after your shower or bath, keeping your skin silky smooth all day long.

Rose Hips Oil
Rose hips oil contains a notably high amount of vitamin C as well as essential fatty acids, oleic, linoleic and linolenic acids and trans-retinoic acid.

BENEFITS: Rose hips oil is well-known for repairing damage created by scarring, acne, burns and sun exposure. Beyond its rejuvenation abilities, rose hips oil is also an excellent hydrator reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on mature or aging skin.

Shea Butter
Is rich in vitamins A and E.

BENEFITS: Shea butter has a wide range of healing and preventive benefits. Increasingly popular among massage therapists, shea butter will leave skin soft, supple and healthy.

Sunflower Oil
Contains palmitic, steric, oleic and linoleic acids, as well as lecithin, vitamins A, C, D, E and K.

BENEFITS: Exceptional at relieving skin irritations, sunflower oil is rich in essential vitamins, acids and compounds vital for skin health. Ideal for weathered, dry, irritated skin, sunflower oil will leave skin firmer and smoother.

Tea Tree
Contains calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, vitamin C, beta-carotene, as well as 18-amino acids.

BENEFITS: Tea tree has long been known as a beneficial natural remedy. Because of its antiseptic qualities, tea tree helps heal cuts and scrapes and aids in the treatment of acne and other skin blemishes and irritations.

Vitamin C Ester
A more stable form of vitamin C, this ester promotes collagen production and fights free radical damage. Vitamin c ester will help slow the signs of premature aging and help repair fine lines.

BENEFITS: Excellent for mature skin to help fight the signs of age.

Witch Hazel
Witch hazel has long been known to aid in the reduction of bruising and swelling. It is a natural astringent that leaves skin refreshed and more firm.

BENEFITS: Refreshes skin and reduces irritation.

Titanium Dioxide
Is a naturally occurring mineral.

BENEFITS: Titanium dioxide is used for its excellent reflective qualities as it helps protect skin from harmful UV rays.

Zinc Oxide
Is an active ingredient used as a protective ingredient in sunblocks.

BENEFITS: Because zinc oxide and the other most common physical sunscreen, titanium dioxide are not absorbed into the skin, they are nonirritating and nonallergenic.

Last Updated: October 18, 2018     Copyright © 2009-2018 Mary's About Face & Body - All Rights Reserved