Ginkgo Biloba, also known as the world’s oldest living tree, can be traced back over 250 million years. This historical tree can be traced back in history over 250 million years ago. In early human history, the trees were originally cultivated for consumption as a traditional medicine. Today, you can find Ginkgo Biloba in several skincare products as well as supplements due to its health benefits. Known for its antioxidant compounds, Ginkgo Biloba protects the skin against environmental stressors. When skin is subjected to inflammation and damage, it lacks nutrients and oxygen. Ginkgo is packed full of flavonoids and antioxidants which replenish the skin of what it’s lacking and protects against future damage. Due to its ability to protect and prevent, this wonder extract aids in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. With powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, Ginkgo helps treat inflammation while improving skin condition and plumpness.
Aloe Vera is a cactus plant that has been used medicinally for centuries. Known as one of the oldest mentioned plants throughout history, Aloe Vera dates back as far as 6,000 years ago. Ancient Chinese and Egyptians used Aloe Vera for several health, medicinal, and vanity purposes including skin treatments. In modern times, Aloe Vera is used in many different skincare products due to its highly moisturizing properties. Aloe penetrates skin quickly and deeply on contact, providing deep moisture at lower levels of skin while nourishing with natural enzymes and amino acids. This wonder plant also reduces the signs of aging by improving the skin’s natural firmness with the help of a plethora of antioxidants including beta carotene, vitamin C and E. Rich in other vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and zinc, Aloe Vera provides anti-inflammatory benefits allowing it to give a protective barrier to the skin.
Dating back up to 3,000 years ago, cucumbers have been cultivated in India and introduced to other parts of the world by the Greeks and Romans. From topical use to its seed oil, Cucumbers have a long history in natural skincare. Packed full of linoleic acid and vitamin E, Cucumber Seed Oil acts as a protective barrier for the skin while improving firmness and elasticity making it a top ingredient in anti-aging skincare. With rich content of vitamin C, manganese, and beta-carotene, Cucumber Oil stimulates collagen production too. With fatty acids that stimulate cell regeneration, Cucumber helps skin stay moisturised, healthy, and glowing. It’s no secret that Cucumbers contain mostly water, they’re also rich in silica which is essential for healthy cells and tissue. Naturally hydrating, silica helps complexion by gently detoxifying skin. No wonder Cucumber is an age-old skincare remedy.
Witch Hazel is a botanical extract derived from flowering plants, which has been known for its soothing and cleansing properties for centuries. Throughout the years, many skincare and cosmetic lines have incorporated this supercharged ingredient into their products for its potent anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. Rich in gallic acid, Witch Hazel acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and barrier to soothe and protect skin. Witch Hazel is unique due to its high amount of tannins found in various plants including grapes. Tannins work as astringents which absorb excess oil sometimes found in skin.
Bladderwrack is a type of seaweed that grows on the northern Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States as well as the Baltic coast of Europe. Historically, Bladderwrack has been used as a source of food, and even as a topical treatment to soothe irritated and inflamed tissues in the body. Today, Bladderwrack is an essential ingredient in skincare due to its anti-aging and soothing benefits. With a rich concentration of B-complex Vitamins, Bladderwrack serves as an anti-aging ingredient due to its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve the skin's elasticity. Bladderwrack also contains high amounts of Vitamins A, C, and E, and minerals. This nutrient packed ingredient nourishes dehydrated skin, leaving it moisturized and glowing. Its high mineral content acts as a shield to protect skin from being damaged by environmental agents while boosting the skins natural defense system.
Papaya is a fruit native to tropical America. This super fruit contains many vitamins and minerals that benefit the body both when consumed and applied topically in skincare and beauty products. Papaya is known for being very helpful in achieving beautiful skin, which explains why it’s a main ingredient in many of our formulas. This fruit is rich in a powerful enzyme named papain that works hard to help heal and soothe sensitive skin. This powerhouse of an enzyme also acts as a gentle exfoliator and helps restore, moisturize and renew skin leaving you with a glowing complexion. Packed full of Vitamins C, A, and E, papaya is full of anti-aging benefits by reducing the signs of aging and promoting collagen production. It’s highly concentrated amounts of Vitamin A also acts as a catalyst for cellular growth, making it a vital ingredient for skin and hair health.