our ingredient glossary

Our pharmacy of flowers, botanicals, herbs, and minerals

Acai Fruit Oil

Derived from the fruit of South American palm trees, this nutrient-dense oil is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, boosting skin's natural suppleness.

Aloe Vera

You've likely used it as a sunburn soother, but aloe vera is also a skin hydrator that's mild enough for sensitivity, but strong enough to combat intense dryness.


This deep purple quartz is considered a symbol of inner peace and balance, and has been used in sacred rituals worldwide for millennia.

INCLUDED IN: Amethyst Peace Mask
Apricot Kernel Oil

By mimicking skin's natural oils, this fruit extract is easily absorbed by the body, where its essential fatty acids help soften fine lines and boost glow.


Harvested from hearty desert trees in Morocco, Argan has been proven to help visibly improve wrinkles and fine lines while moisturizing and smoothing skin.


Arnica has a storied reputation for soothing + restoring the muscles when applied through massage.

Ashwagandha Root

Used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 3000 years, this adaptogen helps improve the body's response to stress, helping promote a more rested and balanced state of being.


Astragalus is thought to strengthen the body’s natural defenses and block potential immune disruptors.

INCLUDED IN: Reishi Immune Tincture

Ethically sourced from South America, this light-reflecting nut instantly blurs pores and fine lines, promoting a more even skin tone with a silky and smooth finish.


This antioxidant booster comes from the purple-flowered babchi plant, and helps promote an even complexion for brighter, more radiant skin.

Balsam Fir

Aromatherapy originated as part of ancient healing rituals worldwide. Our blend has roots in Viking-era Scandinavia.


It's not just for pandas! We use sustainably sourced Bamboo Ferment Filtrate which has moisturizing and skin conditioning properties.

Bee Balm

Despite it's name, Beebalm does not come from bees. Instead, it's a plant popular with pollinators because of its bright flowers and alluring, sweet scent—which we also use in some aromatherapy treatments.

Beech Tree

We use a botanical extract from this bright, leafy tree to improve moisture retention for smoother skin. Historically, it's been used by herbalists because of its energizing and nourishing properties.


Naturally extracted from chamomile, this potent botanical oil has anti-irritant properties that soothe the delicate under eye area.

Bixa Orellana

By grinding the seeds of this Mexican shrub fruit into a fine powder, we can naturally infuse our formulas with the ability to approve the appearance of smoother, less porous skin.

Borage Seed Oil

Rich in fatty acids, this Mediterranean herb—also called Starflower because of its 5-pointed flowers— nourishes the skin and supports a strong moisture barrier.


We extract this gentle fruit enzyme from pineapple because it clears debris from old skin protein, creating a smoother and brighter complexion.

Buddleja Davidii (Butterfly Bush)

The stem cells from this plant—popular across Texas—hydrate skin while protecting from UV damage, reducing visible signs of aging.


Native to Europe and Asia, Burdock has been used in traditional herbal medicine to support the liver and skin, helping it remove toxins more rapidly.

Butterfly Ginger

With origins in Madagascar, this flower is supercharged with antioxidants that help skin fight pollution and UV damage from blue light.


Known for its hearty yellow flowers and calming sweet scent, Calendula is an ancient healing ingredient that's used in sacred Hindu ceremonies. Alchemists in medieval Europe used it to soothe dry or irritated skin.

Candelilla Wax

A vegan alternative to beeswax, candelilla wax helps products soften and soothe skin without harming delicate hive communities.

Carrot Root Extract

Rich in antioxidants and essential minerals, carrot root extract is known to support the skin's defenses against dryness and irritation.

Ceramide Complex

Helps to increase hydration and reduce visible signs of sensitive skin like redness and roughness.


This white and yellow wildflower has been used for centuries as a calming remedy for stress and sleeplessness.

Cherry Seed

We turn upcycled cherry pits into finely milled exfoliators to gently scrub skin without harming the planet or your complexion.

Chia Seed Oil

Great for smoothies—and for your complexion. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, this powerful oil helps to hydrate and nourish while helping to strengthen and restore the skin barrier.


Remember this term from science class? Chlorophyll gives plants their rich color and vibrance. We use a natural form derived from alfalfa sprouts that helps gently brighten the skin.

Coconut Oil

A staple of Latin and Caribbean beauty rituals, our coconut oil is sustainably sourced to help purify skin.

Colloidal Silver

This vital mineral is prized for its cleansing properties, and also works as a natural antibacterial agent.

Cocoa Butter

Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids, this traditional healing balm protects the skin by deeply nourishing and conditioning. We work with certified fair trade organizations to ensure ethical labor and harvests at all times.


An ancient botanical remedy across Europe, Dandelion helps combat clogged pores, blemishes, and toxins in the skin and body.

Dragon's Blood

Despite its name, this remarkable horizontal tree is native to Yemen, not Westeros. Its deep red sap has rejuvenation benefits for the skin.

Echinacea Angustifolia Cell

We use the plant stem cells from this popular cold and flu remedy to help strengthen the skin's natural firmness and elasticity.


Found in the Alpine mountains (and in The Sound of Music) this delicate white flower is rich in bioflavonoids, which help combat the chemical breakdown responsible for some fine lines and wrinkles.

Evening Primrose Oil

This potent seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, helping the body easily absorb it for improved skin elasticity and hydration.

French Algae

A bioluminescent seaweed from France, this sustainably sourced algae is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants that protect skin from "age spots."

German Chamomile

Also known as Blue Chamomile because of its sky-colored flowers, this calming herb is native to Southern and Eastern Europe, where it's used in traditional apothecaries to help soothe dry, sensitive skin.

Ginger Root

Known for its warming and spicy scent, ginger root is also considered circulation booster.


Used for centuries in traditional Asian medicin, this adaptogenic herb helps support skin firmness by working with the body's natural healing processes.

Glycolic acid

Sustainably extracted from sugar cane, our glycolic acid is an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) proven to help clear the dead skin cells that cause skin texture and hyperpigmentation.

Goji Berry

A superfood for your body and your skin, Goji Berry is rich in vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants to strengthen and replenish.

Gotu Kola

Also called "tiger grass," this key Asian herb is an ancient medicinal remedy known to soothe redness and irritation while healing dry or damaged skin, naturally repairing the skin barrier.

Helichrysum Oil

Known as "everlasting flowers," Helichrysum is a type of tiny, tightly-budded flower known for its anti-inflammatory, soothing and therapeutic healing properties.


Rich in natural AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), this tropical plant—which is the official state flower of Hawaii—can gently exfoliate skin and help reveal a healthy glow.

Holy Basil

Also known as Tulsi, Holy Basil calms overstressed skin and promotes brightness by combating free radical damage. A popular element of Ayurvedic skin rituals, it's called "holy" because of its sacred significance in many Hindi ceremonies.


A nutrient-rich traditional remedy, honey helps to hydrate, repair, and nourish delicate skin thanks to its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Honey is so resilient, it's even been found in Ancient Egyptian pyramids—and still completely useable.

INCLUDED IN: Honey Vanilla Lip Balm

This traditional herbal remedy supports healthy bones and joints.

Horse Chestnut

When massaged into skin, this tree extract helps reenergize overworked muscles. Meanwhile, blossoms from its flowers are renowed for their brightening, de-puffing power.

Horse Chestnut Extract

Popular in Europe and the US, this flower extract is renowned for its brightening, de-puffing power. Meanwhile, its tree extract helps reenergize overworked muscles.

Hyaluronic Acid

Found naturally in both our skin and plants around the world, this water-carrying acid has a spectacular ability to retain hydration and help protect skin cells and the body's natural moisture barrier.

Jojoba Beads

Jojoba is a hearty shrub native to the American Southwest with leaves and berries that are packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Jojoba beads help to exfoliate the skin.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba is a hearty shrub native to the American Southwest with leaves and berries that are packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Its oil is especially prized to help skin stay calm and nourished.


This antioxidant-rich botanical helps visibly improve the texture and appearance of damaged skin.


A climbing vine beloved in traditional Eastern medicine, Kudzu is loaded with phytoestrogens.

Lactic Acid

Found in fruits and vegetables as well as milk proteins, our vegan lactic acid solution helps gently brighten and balance skin tone, and lighten dark circles and spots.

Lactobacillus Ferment

This powerful probiotic helps rebalance and remoisturize skin while strengthening its microbiome.

Lavandin Flower Oil

Derived from lavender blossoms, this extract gives a sweet and calming scent prized in aromatherapy circles.


A popular herbal remedy in Europe, Lavender is traditionally used as a nervous system relaxant to calm stress-related tension. Ours is sustainably harvested in Provence.

Lavender Oil

An aromatic oil known to purify and calm, lavender oil also has anti-microbial properties that help stop inflammation and redness.

Lemon Balm

Did you know lemon balm is totally different from citrus? It's actually a member of the mint family, and its leaves are used to reduce stress and promote a sound sleep.

Lemon Verbena

A South American herb with delicate white flowers, this traditional remedy has an uplifting, zingy scent ideal for energizing aromatherapy treatments.

Lemongrass Leaf Oil

This rejuvenating herb comes from a seaside shrub, and is also used by beekeepers to help maintain a thriving hive.


Found in bananas, spinach, and broccoli, this key mineral is vital for muscle function and recovery.


An essential trace mineral in brown rice, sweet potatoes, and chickpeas, manganese is key for strong bones and stronger, smoother skin.

Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey is produced from the nectar of the Manuka Bush (Tea Tree Bush) found only in New Zealand. Loaded with amino acids, vitamins, and antioxidants, Manuka Honey is a superior antibacterial & antimicrobial agent, helping to prevent inflammation and irritation.


It's not just for s'mores! Marshmallow is a centuries-hold remedy to relieve skin irritation and redness, and protect the skin's natural moisture balance.


An organic compound found in all mint plants, menthol has an instant cooling effect on the skin, and also works in aromatherapy practices to energize the senses.


Sourced from the Mediterranean, we use microalgae—tiny ocean plants loaded with antioxidants and vitamins—to easily calm and nourish the skin.

Micronized Zinc Oxide

A common mineral found in sand and rocks worldwide, this ingredient provides a physical barrier that blocks UVA/UVB rays without harming coral reefs or other ocean life.


Did you know Moringa leaves boast 7x the Vitamin C as oranges and 15x the Potassium as bananas? We use their extract to protect and nourish skin from dryness while also boosting elasticity.

N. Poeticus

Commonly called a Pheasant's Eye Daffodil, this flower helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and boost its radiance.


Distilled from orange blossoms and popular in designer Italian fragrances, neroli is a sweet and "creamy" scent cherished for its calming and soothing properties.


"Nervines" is a catch-all name for anxiety reducing herbs, including beebalm, lavendar, St. John's Wort, and skullcap. We use many in our teas and tinctures to calm and clear the mind.


This powerful form of vitamin B3 helps improve the appearance of fine lines and locks in moisture for younger looking skin.


Recognized for their ability to attract and retain moisture.


Rich in calcium and other key minerals, oatstraw is a traditional herbal remedy for nerves and skin irritation and imbalance.

Orange Peel

Known for its uplifting scent, Orange Peel is a key component of energizing and revitalizing aromatherapy treatments.

Oregon Grape Root

Native to the Pacific Northwest, this vine has traditionally been used to support healthy liver function, as well as skin ailments like eczema.

Passion Fruit

The enzymes and antioxidants in Passionfruit make it an MVP for brightness and smoothing, especially because of its ability to combat harmful free radicals and pollution that contribute to signs of aging.


A purple climbing vine found in North and South America, Passionflower has a lush, gorgeous blossom and a history of being used as a botanical sleep aid.

Pear & Fig Puree

Deeply hydrating and rich in antioxidants, this combination of pear and fig is loaded with both hydration and vitamins.


The ultimate multi-tasker, peppermint is used in tinctures, teas, balms, and cleansers because of its ability to invigorate the senses while cooling and stimulating the skin.


These amino acids are the building blocks of special skin proteins that can help lift and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A must for anti-aging formulas!

Pink Grapefruit

We love Pink Grapefruit for its unique citrus scent, which is both sweet and tart, making it both invigorating and uplifting.

Pomegranate-Jojoba Complex

This plant-powered complex naturally plumps lips by keeping them constantly hydrated and protecting their delicate moisture barrier.

Prickly Pear Extract

The most common wild cactus in America, Prickly Pear is a succelent that's loaded with antioxidants and hydration to protect skin from pollution and dust.

Probiotic Lysate

All probiotics can support the skins microbiome, which reduces irritation and fine lines. But this probiotic goes a step further, boasting a unique molecular structure that absorbs quickly and seamlessly into the skin.

Pumpkin Puree

Rich in beta carotene and antioxidants, Pumpkin Puree exfoliates skin to help address oiliness, breakouts, and congestion.

Raspberry Seed Oil

Rich in omega fatty acids, raspberry seed oil helps protect and strengthen the skin barrier, keeping moisture and hydration where they're most needed.

Red Mandarin Peel

Smaller and thinner than a typical orange peel, the Red Mandarin Peel is known for its more mellow and sweet scent, which is tied to positive emotions in aromatherapy practices.

Reishi Mushroom

A superfood packed with antioxidants and vitamins, this popular fungi is native to East Asia. It's been used for centuries to help boost the body's natural immune response.

INCLUDED IN: Reishi Immune Tincture

A form from Vitamin A, Retinol encourages the cells to regenerate faster, helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Rosehip Seed Oil

Used in traditional apothecaries across Europe, Rosehip Seed Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, plus Vitamin A and Beta Carotene, making it an ideal ingredient to protect, calm, and nourish all types of skin.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Valued for its aromatic and purifying properties, this herbal oil contains powerful antioxidants to hydrate and soothe irritated and blemish-prone skin.

Rosemary Leaf Extract

A highly effective antioxidant, it helps protect against pollution and damaging free radicals while promoting a lifted, firmer appearance.

Royal Jelly Peptides

Royal Jelly Peptides are simulated from bee pollen to speed up skin renewal and balance the complexion. No bees are harmed (or even disturbed) in the making of our peptides.


This precious gem is associated with passion, love, and vitality.

Saccharide Complex

Carbs are good! This compound was created to mimic the skin's own carbohydrate complexes, which means it can more easily enter to the body to improve long-lasting moisture and hydration.

Sacha Inchi

Native to South America, this plant is loaded with omega-3 and prized for its remarkable antioxidant properties which help revitalize sensitive or irritated skin.

Salicylic Acid

This gold-standard BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) is clinically proven to clear acne and prevent future breakouts, while exfoliating and reducing acne scars.


Called "the five flavor berry" because of its concentrated versatility, Schisandra is native to the Far East and parts of Russia. A known adaptogen, it's also thought to help sustain energy levels and support the body's immune function.

Shea Butter

Derived from the karite tree, this natural emollient is rich in Vitamin E, highly moisturizing, and famous for its smoothing and softening properties. Our Shea Butter is harvested through ethical fair trade agreements.

Sicilian Bergamot

A small citrus fruit native to Italy, Bergamot has a refreshing spicy scent that can uplift and revitalize the senses.


Spearmint is used to help stem hormonal acne. Its sharp, cooling scent is also considered a shot of espresso for the senses.


Derived from olive oil, this ingredient nourishes and conditions the skin without any oily or greasy residue.

Sunflower Seed Oil

Extracted from one of the strongest flower stems on Earth, Sunflower Seed Oil deeply moisturizes and protects the skin from external stressors and dryness.

Sweet Almond Oil

Packed with vitamins E and A, Sweet Almond Oil is known to fight oxidative stress. (That's one of the key causes of premature aging.)

Sweet Birch

Often called "nature's aspirin," Sweet Birch is a tree bark extract that reduces muscle tension and fatigue.

Sweet Cherry Puree

With vitamins, antioxidants, and gentle fruit acids, this juicy puree is a skin-nourishing delight that boosts smoothness and radiance.

Sweet Cherry Seed Oil

Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, this oil also contains fatty acids to nourish and protect the delicate skin of the lips, leading to a fuller and smoother appearance.

Tasmanian Pepperberry

Native to southern Australia, this tiny berry looks a bit like a currant, and helps reduce redness and relieve itchiness.

INCLUDED IN: Amethyst Peace Mask

A protective compound that helps extend the lifecycle of a cell, this natural saccharide helps skin retain moisture and elasticity.


Also known as Holy Basil, Tulsi calms overstressed skin and promotes brightness by combating free radical damage. A popular element of Ayurvedic skin rituals, it's called "holy" because of its sacred significance in many Hindi ceremonies.


A member of the ginger family, Turmeric root is often dried into a spicy bright yellow powder. Recognized as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, Turmeric also helps circulation and digestion.

Valerian Root

Native to Europe and Asia, the Valerian Root is an herbal remedy for insomnia, stress, and a crowded mind.

Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid)

Clinically proven to be the most effective form of Vitamin C, it's vital to help reduce appearance of dark spots while combatting fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin E

Like a quarterback and his center, Vitamin E helps amplify the benefits of Vitamin C. It also boosts elasticity for a more youthful appearance.

Vitamin K

Found in leafy green vegetables like kale, spinach, and broccoli, Vitamin K helps visibly reduce skin discoloration and balance the skin tone.

Volcanic Spring Powder

A potent mix of vitamins and minerals, this powder nourishes the skin with key trace elements.


Also known as "Japanese Horseradish," this potent root is a staple of East Asian holistic medicine because of its high antioxidants, anti-microbial properties, and the ability to boost circulation.

White Tea

Recommended by doctors and herbalists alike, white tea is a nutritional powerhouse because of its polyphenols, potent antioxidants that defend skin against damage from stress, pollution, and light damage.

Wildflower Honey

A natural source of amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants, honey is also antibacterial and antimicrobial, making it ideal for soothing irritation and inflammation.