Lavender is wildly found in many areas in the world today, but is native to North Africa and the
Historically lavender was used for its perfume nature and for its antimicrobial properties.
Lavender is an antioxidant rich plant that helps with toning and easing of wrinkles.
The antimicrobial nature aids in cleaning the skin and scalp of pore clogging bacteria.
A minor component of Lavender is the linalyl acetate compound, which gives off the pleasant scent and helps with anxiety reduction, relaxation and mood boosting.
Castor Seed and the use of its oil has been around for thousands of years, dating back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians.
Back then, it was used for beautification as facial and body oils, as well as for medicinal purposes, specifically to prevent eye irritation. Castor oil is native to Eastern Ethiopia but can now be found in most tropical and warm temperate regions of Africa and Asian.
Castor Oil is a versatile ingredient.
The antibacterial property and healthy fatty acid, Ricinoleic
Acid, prevents acne and dandruff causing bacteria from growing on the skin and hair.
This contributes to the smooth, soft appearance of the skin.
Castor Oil is also a humectant, meaning it is able to hold onto moisture and keep the skin moisturized longer. Having a low comodogenic score.
Castor oil is a perfect hydrating oil for the skin without the worry of clogged pores. A natural sunscreen, Castor oil has a natural
SPF rating of 6.
Shea trees can be found in the Savannah Belt of Africa, which include the countries such as
Senegal, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and
Traditionally, Shea Butter was used for medical benefits in African Pharmacology, specifically
topically issues such as redness or swelling on the skin.
Known as the ‘Skin Superfood’, shea butter addresses a multitude of skin issues, including but
not limited to dryness, dark spots, wrinkles, and stretch marks.
An added advantage of Shea
Butter is it’s low Comodogenic Score (see Glossary on Comodogenic Scores), which allows for shea properties to penetrate and balance the oil production in the skin without clogging pores.
Oleic Acid is the major component of Shea Butter.
This maintains the softness, suppleness and radiance of skin and hair. Shea Butter is natural sunscreen, with an SPF rating between 6-10.