INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

VACCINIUM MACROCARPON SEED OIL:

Canadian Cranberry Seed Oils  offers a balanced blend of omega - 3, 6 fatty acids, polyphenols, tocopherols and tocotrienols. Helps to nourish the skin and reduce the signs of aging.

VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT/LEAF EXTRACT:

Bilberry (Vaccinum myrtillus) is a European berry shrub very similar to the blueberry or huckleberry found in the United States.   Therapeutic use of Bilberry goes back centuries with medicinal usage recorded as early as the beginning of the 16th century. Billberry is rich in polyphenols or flavonoids (anthocyanosides )  which are a class of highly effecient antioxidant molecules. 

VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) BEAN EXTRACT:

Vanilla plant is a fleshy orchid having waxy, fragrant, pale flowers and hanging seedpods. The extract has a rich sweet scent that is used in skin care products for rounding off undesirable base notes.

VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT OIL:

Vanilla oil is derived from the Vanilla planifolia vine of the Orchidaceae family, native to Central America and Mexico. The essential oil is extracted from the 'cured' vanilla bean and has a rich, sweet, vanilla scent. Vanilla Fruit oil is commonly used as a flavoring agent and an ingredient in exotic, “oriental” type fragrance blends.

VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES (VETIVERT) ROOT OIL:

Vetiver oil is derived from Vetiveria zizanoides grass of the Gramineae family. The essential oil is extracted from the dried and soaked roots by steam distillation and has an earthy scent with wonderful balancing properties.  It is used to help reduce appearance of stretch marks while nourishing and moisturizing the skin.

VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT WATER:

Grape Fruit Water is derived from natural fresh fruit by flash distillation of the pure grape juice. This unique extraction method preserves the natural constituents of the plant, which consist of mineral salts, trace elements and essential oils. High in phytochemicals such as polyphenols (including resveratrol), grapes are known for their excellent anti-oxidant and free-radical scavenging properties

VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT:

Grape Seed extracts have been shown to be a rich source of plant flavonoids, specifically proanthocyanidins. Proanthocyanidins are efficient anti-oxidants and free-radical scavengers that help to inhibit destruction of collagen molecules.

VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL:

It is believed that actual production of grape seed oil began as early as the 16th century. High in linoleic acid and vitamins, this oil has good moisturizing and nourishing properties.  Light and easily absorbed, it leaves skin soft and smooth without feeling greasy .