INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

OAT BETA GLUCAN:

A powerful anti-inflammatory agent and an excellent moisturizer.  It forms a thin invisible film over the skin to help retain moisture while soothing and softening at the same time. Laboratory experiments indicate that Oat Beta Glucan helps to stimulate the immune system, protects against UV induced oxidative stress, reduces trans-epidermal water loss and restores skin function.

OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) LEAF/FLOWER OIL:

Sweet Basil essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves and the flowering tops of the Ocimum Basilicum plant.  It has a warm, peppery scent, which is traditionally recognized for its ability to wake up the mind. It also possesses mild antimicrobial activity and is useful for increasing circulation. High camphor content  helps to warm muscle tissue. 

OCTYLDODECANOL:

Octyldodecanol is a branched chain fatty alcohol.  It is a is a clear, slightly yellow, odourless oil  which is produced from natural fats and oils such as  coconut oil.  Known for its lubricating properties which give skin  a soft and smooth appearance.

OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) SEED OIL:

Evening Primrose Oil is extracted from the seeds of Oenothera biennis or Common evening primrose or Evening star. The plant is native to eastern and central North America, from Newfoundland west to Alberta, southeast to Florida, and southwest to Texas, and widely naturalized elsewhere in temperate and subtropical regions. Rich in essential fatty acids including linoleic acid  and gamma-linolenic acid, this light weight emollient hydrates, soothes and promotes healthy skin appearance. Excellent for mature, dry and sensitive skin types

OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL:

Olive oil is a fruit oil obtained from the olive (Olea europaea; family Oleaceae) a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. It is commonly used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and soaps. Rich in oleic and palmitic acids, along with squalene and sterols this nutrient emollient helps to condition and nourish the skin

ORIGANUM VULGARE (OREGANO) LEAF EXTRACT:

Oregano or Origanum vulgare is native to Europe, the Mediterranean  and southern and central Asia. It is a perennial herb with purple flowers and leaves that have aromatic, warm and slightly bitter taste. Oregano has excellent antioxidant activity, due to its high content of phenolic acids and flavonoids.  Additionally, oregano has demonstrated antimicrobial and antiseptic properties

ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT:

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract is the extract of the grains of brown rice. It contains amino acids, B-vitamins, polysaccharides and minerals. This unique extract helps to improve skin's natural barrier function and re-hydrate dry, irritated skin.