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Ingredient Spotlight: Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is extracted from the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis plant which is 50% liquid wax esters. The Simmondsia chinensis plant can endure high temperatures and is native to Southern Arizona, Southern California and Northwestern Mexico. This golden oil was popularized after the ban on whaling in 1971. Whale oil (squalene) was used in […]

Ingredient Spotlight: Aloe Vera

Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) was called “the plant of immortality” and given as funeral gifts to ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. The queens of that age also incorporated aloe vera into their baths and beauty rituals- what did they know that we don’t? Today most would say that aloe’s greatest use is after sun care to treat burned […]

Ingredient Spotlight: Colloidal Oatmeal

Colloidal oatmeal is finely ground oatmeal that has been boiled to make an extract. This ingredient can be used for several skin care applications. Oats have been used for centuries to soothe the skin. In the 1st century AD, Greek Physician and Botanist, Dioscorides refers in length the oat as a healing agent. Things like […]