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GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL

Geranium essential oil is best for sensitive skin.

Scientific name:  Pelargonium graveolens

Family:  Geraniaceae

Origin:  Egypt, India, Madagascar

Form:  steam-distilled essential oil

Parts:  leaves + flowering tops

 


BEST FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

Ingredient Features

  • antioxidant
  • anti-irritant
  • astringent
  • antiseptic
  • analgesic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antimicrobial
  • anti-wrinkle
  • cell regenerator 
  • cicatrizant
  • demulcent
  • deodorant
  • humectant

Great For

  • all skin types: balancing

  • blackheads
  • blemished skin
  • broken capillaries + varicose veins
  • burns
  • cellulite
  • congested skin
  • cuts + wounds
  • dehydrated skin
  • delicate + sensitive skin
  • dermatitis
  • dull + lifeless skin
  • erythema
  • eczema
  • mature skin
  • inflammatory conditions
  • oil-rich skin + seborrhea
  • psoriases
  • scarring
  • shingles
  • slack tissue  + loose skin
  • stretch marks

User Benefits

  • protecting
  • soothing
  • firming
  • cleansing
  • anti-aging
  • balancing
  • redness reducing
  • reduces fluids + puffiness
  • rejuvenating
  • sebum balancing
  • strengthening
  • toning
  • cell regenerating
  • circulation improving

Aromatherapy

  • balancing
  • harmonizing
  • de-stressing
  • uplifting
  • anti-depressant
  • aphrodisiac
  • balancing
  • anxiety reducing
  • centering
  • harmonizes and balances emotions
  • promotes feelings of happiness and peace
  • refreshing
  • relaxing
  • reduces stress + fatigue
  • revitalizing
  • sensuality increases
  • soothing

Function in Products

  • active

 

Constituents

  • citronellol

  • geraniol
  • isomenthone
  • limonene
  • linalool
  • menthone
  • phellandrene
  • sabinere

Geranium has great value in skin care and can be used on any type of skin. Properties for skin include: analgesic, anti-irritant, antimicrobial, potent antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, balancing, cell-regenerating, cicatrisant, demulcent, rejuvenating and warming. It is commonly used for these particular skin conditions: acne, blackheads, cellulite, dehydration, erythema, seborrhea, sensitivity, spider veins and stretch marks. Geranium is also an excellent and effective remedy for burns and wounds and can be used in the treatment of inflammation due to its mild, soothing effect. Its action on the nervous system is pronounced; it’s a sedative with uplifting characteristics. Geranium is a stimulant of the adrenal cortex and can be used to balance the production of androgens or octoroons, such as occurs during menopause. It is also great for the time of menstruation. Geranium is a good insecticide due to its terpene content and is particularly effective as a mosquito repellent. Described as a minty-fruity floral top-middle note with rosy undertones, geranium oil is an important perfume ingredient, and one of the most feminine of the essential oils. Its properties for mind include: balancing, calming, cooling, refreshing, relaxing, soothing and uplifting. It promotes feelings of happiness and peace, and eases anxiety, depression, panic, stress and tension.

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GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL IS IN:

Facial Scrub

Pangea Organics Egyptian Geranium with Adzuki Bean and Cranberry Facial Scrub

Facial Oil

Pangea Organics Himalayan Geranium and Pomegranate Balancing Oil

Hand Soap

Pangea Organics Italian White Sage with Geranium and Yarrow Hand Soap

Hand Cream

Pangea Organics Chilean Rosehip with Tamanu and Red Clover Hand Cream

Body Wash

Pangea Organics Italian White Sage with Geranium and Yarrow Body Wash

Body Polish

Pangea Organics Brazilian Brown Sugar with Cocoa Butter Body Polish

Body Oil

Pangea Organics Italian White Sage and Geranium Massage and Body Oil

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GINGER ESSENTIAL OIL

Ginger essential oil is best for combination skin.

Scientific name:  Zingiber officinale

Family:  Zingiberaceae, ginger

Origin:  Nigeria

Form:  steam distilled essential oil

Parts:  root

 


BEST FOR COMBINATION SKIN

Ingredient Features

  • antioxidant
  • analgesic
  • astringent
  • invigorating
  • antiseptic
  • anti-inflammatory

User Benefits

  • protecting
  • pain relieving
  • toning
  • warming
  • cleansing
  • anti-aging

Aromatherapy

  • energizing

Function in Products

  • active

Ginger root is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, invigorating and warming. Its active constituents include: terpenes such as gingerols zingiberene and shogaols (named after the plant), and fatty acids. In addition to its application for skin, these properties make ginger root beneficial for aching muscles, arthritis, migraines and poor circulation. When taken orally, it is a digestive tonic, supports a healthy cardiovascular system and is anticarcinogenic. Ginger’s aroma is described as a spicy, sharp, warm top-middle note with a hint of lemon and pepper, and its effects are energizing and stimulating for poor memory. Emotional benefits include ease of: emotional and mental fatigue, fear, physical fatigue and shyness.

Note Classification

Middle

Aroma

Fresh, warm, woody, sweet bright top note

Largest Producing Countries

Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Nigeria, and India

Traditional Use

Ginger is widely used in the food industry. It also has a history in the perfume industry, and is considered to have an oriental note to it.

Properties

Analgesic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitive, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic

Blends Well With

Bergamot, cedarwood, clove, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lime, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Of Interest

The Doctrine of Signatures is a system that relates the shape of a plant to a system or organ in the human body. Ginger root shows an affinity with the digestive system. This relationship shows the link between ginger root and its usefulness for digestive ailments.


GINGER ESSENTIAL OIL IS IN:

Face Cream

Pangea Organics Nigerian Ginger with Lavender and Thyme Facial Cream

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GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

Ginseng herbal extract

Scientific name:  Panax Ginseng

Family:  Araliaceae, ivy

Origin:  China

Form:  extract

Parts:  dried root


GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

Ingredient Features

  • antioxidant
  • antibacterial
  • anti-inflammatory

User Benefits

  • protecting
  • cleansing
  • anti-aging
  • soothing

Function in Products

  • active

Ginseng is derived from the Chinese word for "likeness of man" because its roots sometimes resemble a human figure. Panax ginseng is classified as an anti-bacterial ingredient, purifying, anti-inflammatory and boosts skin immune function. Ginseng can help balance the oil gland production and can smooth fine lines and wrinkles benefiting mature skin types. Often times thought of as an anti-aging skin treatment, ginseng contains a large number of phytonutrients. These phytonutrients can stimulate and activate the skin's metabolism and blood flow to help regenerate and tone. 


GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT IS IN:

Eye Cream

Pangea Organics Turkish Rose and White Tea Eye Cream

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GLUCONIC ACID

Gluconic acid

Scientific name:  gluconic acid


GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

Ingredient Features

  • antioxidant
  • humectant

User Benefits

  • protecting
  • hydrating

    Function in Products

    • preservative
    • emulsifier
    • stabilizer
    • thickener

    Sodium Benzoate & Gluconic Acid & Water act as a preservative consisting of naturally derived sodium benzoate and gluconic acid. Natural benzoic acid obtained by the extraction of gum benzoin (a resinous material tapped from the bark of the styrax tree and commonly used in traditional medicine) is the starting material used to manufacture the sodium benzoate. Gluconic Acid occurs naturally in fruit, honey, Kombucha tea, and wine. Sodium benzoate works in synergy with gluconolactone to provide broad spectrum antimicrobial protection. It is used as a complexing agent and acidity regulator in our products.


    GLUCONIC ACID IS IN:

    Face Cleanser

    Pangea Organics Australian Wild Plum and Willow Facial Cleanser

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    GLUCONOLACTONE

    Gluconolactone

    Scientific name:  gluconolactone

    Origin:  synthetic

    Derived from:  corn


    GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

    Ingredient Features

    • antioxidant
    • humectant
    • antimicrobial

    User Benefits

    • protecting
    • hydrating
    • cleansing
    • smoothing

      Function in Products

      • emulsifier
      • preservative
      • stabilizer
      • thickener

      Gluconolactone is naturally derived from corn fermentation and is composed of multiple water-attracting hydroxyl groups, which help hydrate the skin. As a natural food acid, it helps prevent microbial growth primarily through pH depression. When combined with Sodium Benzoate, gluconolactone 'potentiates' the preservative and enhances the microbial tolerance of the finished product. As a blend, these two ingredients provide broad spectrum antimicrobial protection. Both of these ingredients can help protect the skin from some of the damaging effects of UV radiation and can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, roughness, hyperpigmentation and pore size.


      GLUCONOLACTONE IS IN: 

      Hand Cream

      Pangea Organics Chilean Rosehip with Tamanu and Red Clover Hand Cream

      Body Lotion

      Pangea Organics French Chamomile with Sweet Orange and Lavender Body Lotion

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      GLYCERIN

      Glycerin is good for all skin types.

      Scientific name:  Glycerin also Glycerol

      Origin: vegetable or synthetic

       


      BEST FOR COMBINATION SKIN

      Ingredient Features

      • emollient
      • humectant
      • antioxidant
      • antiseptic

      User Benefits

      • moisturizing
      • hydrating
      • protecting
      • cleansing
      • softening

      Function in Products

      • emollient
      • menstrum
      • solvent

      Glycerin is an oily, clear, sweet, thick liquid obtained by adding alkalis to fats and fixed oils. It is a solvent, emollient and skin softener in many cosmetics as well as a humectant and therefore helps keep moisture in creams and other products as well as on the skin. In fact, glycerin attracts just the right amount of moisture to maintain the skin’s homeostasis and fills in the intercellular matrix of the skin (thus plumping it up in a good way). Its presence in the intercellular layer helps other lipids do their job better and is actually present in all natural lipids. It also helps products spread better and is a menstrum, which helps with the absorbability of medicinal plants.


      GLYCERIN IS IN:

      Concealer

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Aloe Concealer

      Mascara

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Pure Soul Mascara

      Face Cleanser

      Pangea Organics Australian Wild Plum and Willow Facial Cleanser

      Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula and Blood Orange Facial Cleanser

      Facial Scrub

      Pangea Organics Egyptian Geranium with Adzuki Bean and Cranberry Facial Scrub

      Mask

      Pangea Organics Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai and Goji Berry Facial Mask

      Face Toner

      Pangea Organics French Rosemary and Sweet Orange Facial Toner

      Pangea Organics Argentinean Tangerine and Thyme Facial Toner

      Pangea Organics Italian Green Mandarin and Sweet Lime Facial Toner

      Face Cream

      Pangea Organics Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Facial Cream

      Pangea Organics Facial Cream Moroccan Argan with Willow and Rosemary Facial Cream

      Pangea Organics Nigerian Ginger with Lavender and Thyme Facial Cream

      Hand Soap

      Pangea Organics Canadian Pine with White Sage Hand Soap

      Pangea Organics Italian White Sage with Geranium and Yarrow Hand Soap

      Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Hand Soap

      Hand Cream

      Pangea Organics Chilean Rosehip with Tamanu and Red Clover Hand Cream

      Body Wash

      Pangea Organics Italian White Sage with Geranium and Yarrow Body Wash

      Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Body Wash

       Pangea Organics Canadian Pine with White Sage Body Wash

      Body Lotion

      Pangea Organics French Chamomile with Sweet Orange and Lavender Body Lotion

      Pangea Organics Indian Lemongrass with Rosemary Body Lotion

      Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Body Lotion

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      GLYCERYL / SUCROSE STEARATE

      Glyceryl/sucrose stearate is good for all skin types.

      Scientific name:  Glyceryl Stearate &  Sucrose Stearate

      Origin:  glycerin / sugar / synthetic

       


      GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

      Ingredient Features

      • emollient
      • humectant
      • antioxidant
      • protectant

      User Benefits

      • moisturizing
      • hydrating
      • protecting
      • soothing

      Function in Products

      • emulsifier
      • thickener
      • emollient

      Stearic Acid is a white, waxy, natural fatty acid widely used in hand creams and lotions, protective creams and soaps (among many other products). It is the major ingredient used in making bar soap and lubricants, and is an emollient, emulsifier and thickener.

      Glyceryl Stearate is an emulsifieremollient and thickener. See glycerin.

      Sucrose is sugar, a preservativeantioxidantexfoliantdemulcent and substitute for glycerin. It is a monosaccharide and as such has water-binding properties.

      Sucrose Stearate is a mixture of sucrose (sugar) and stearic acid.


      GLYCERYL/SUCROSE STEARATE IS IN:

      Concealer

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Aloe Concealer

      Mascara

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Pure Soul Mascara

      Face Cleanser

      Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula and Blood Orange Facial Cleanser

      Face Scrub

      Pangea Organics Egyptian Geranium with Adzuki Bean and Cranberry Facial Scrub

      Mask

      Pangea Organics Egyptian Geranium with Adzuki Bean and Cranberry Facial Scrub

      Face Cream

      Pangea Organics Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Facial Cream

      Pangea Organics Facial Cream Moroccan Argan with Willow and Rosemary Facial Cream

      Eye Cream

      Pangea Organics Turkish Rose and White Tea Eye Cream

      Hand Cream

      Pangea Organics Chilean Rosehip with Tamanu and Red Clover Hand Cream

      Body Lotion

      Pangea Organics French Chamomile with Sweet Orange and Lavender Body Lotion

      Pangea Organics Indian Lemongrass with Rosemary Body Lotion

      Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Body Lotion

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      GOJI BERRY EXTRACT

      Acai berry herbal extract is great for all skin types.

      Name:  Lycium barbarum

      Family:  Solanaceae

      Origin:  China

      Form:  water/alcohol extract

      Parts:  berry


      BEST FOR MATURE AND BLEMISHED SKIN

      Ingredient Features

      • antioxidant
      • anti-inflammatory
      • astringent
      • detoxifying
      • improves skin tone
      • nutritive
      • cell regenerator
      • brightening
      • reduces irritation
      • collagen protecting
      • stimulates immunity
      • anti-acne
      • stimulates collagen production
      • strengthens capillary walls

      User Benefits

      • protecting
      • healing
      • toning
      • deep cleansing
      • firming
      • nourishing
      • anti-aging
      • radiance boosting
      • soothing
      • strengthening
      • energizing
      • heals acne
      • revitalizing
      • energizing
      • stress relieving

      Function in Products

      • active

      Nutrients

      • alpha-linoleic acid
      • *amino acid complex
      • *antioxidants
      • *beta-carotene
      • beta-sitosterol
      • carotenoids
      • complete B complex
      • hesperidin
      • linoleic acid
      • lutein
      • lycopene
      • minerals
      • monosaccharides
      • phenols
      • phytosterols
      • *polysaccharides
      • sesquiterpene
      • unsaturated fatty acids
      • vitamins
      • *vitamin A
      • *vitamin C
      • vitamin E
      • xanthophylls
      • *zeaxanthin

      The goji berry may just be the world’s most powerful anti-aging food, and the most nutritionally dense food on the planet; it is, quite literally, a “superfood.” It is touted as having more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more iron than steak. Because many of the nutrients in Goji berries have proven benefit to the skin, it was just a matter of time before this little wrinkled berry started to show up in cosmetics. For instance, research suggests that unique polysaccharides (a major constituent of Gojis) hold promise as anti-inflammatory and anti-aging components. They also show significant antioxidant activity. In fact, Goji berries rate quite highly in terms of their Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) at 25,300. The antioxidants in Goji berries can help to reduce inflammation and the sun damage that eventually cause wrinkles, age spots, and sagging. Plus, these free radical fighters protect dermal fibroblasts (the cells that make connective tissue). The berry is also an “adaptogen.” It invigorates and strengthens the system while helping the body and skin to deal with stress. In Asia, the Goji is believed to harmonize functions of the entire body, including hormones. Adaptogens that balance hormones prevent the hormonal surges that wreak havoc with skin, causing inflammation and acne. It’s no wonder that Goji berries have popped up in cleansers, anti-aging creams, and even masks . . .

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      GOJI BERRY EXTRACT IS IN:

      Eye Shadow

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Eco Eye Shadow

      Lip Gloss

      Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Lip Gloss

      Mask

      Pangea Organics Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai and Goji Berry Facial Mask

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      GOTU KOLA EXTRACT

      Gotu kola herbal extract is best for mature skin.

      Scientific name:  Centella Asiatica

      Family: Zingiberaceae, ginger

      Origin: Sri Lanka

      Form:  herbal extract

      Parts:  fresh herb

       


      BEST FOR MATURE SKIN

      Ingredient Features

      • antioxidant
      • antibacterial
      • collagen stimulating

      User Benefits

      • protecting
      • cleansing
      • firming
      • healing

      Mind

      • energizing

      Function in Products

      • active

      The above-ground portions of Gotu Kola are used for their rejuvenating properties such as strengthening connective tissue and stimulating collagen production. It also promotes wound and scar healing by stimulating cellular mitosis; increases protein growth in the skin; and promotes tensile integrity of the tissue. Gotu kola is used topically to help burns, eczema, psoriasis, varicose veins, and in scalp oils to deter baldness. Its properties for skin include: antibacterial, antisporiatic, vulnerary, and contains many antioxidants. Gotu kola’s active constituents are gingerols, which have analgesic, sedative, antipyretic (fever reducing) and antibacterial effects; and saponins (also called triterpenoids), which beneficially affect collagen, flavonoids and terpenes. It is often used in baths, salves, lotions and moisturizers. It may also be taken internally in the form of tea, tincture or capsules to treat age spots, burns, dermatitis, eczema, leprosy, psoriasis and scars (even the keloid variety). Gotu kola even boosts mental activity, and helps nervous disorders.

      Introduction

      Gotu Kola, also known as Indian Pennywort is one of the most widely used and important Ayurvedic herbs on the market today. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years and is thought to be one of the most spiritual and rejuvenating herbs in Ayurveda. It is also thought to increase psychic sensitivity. This ground cover species is weed like, especially in parts of India and Hawaii where it grows prolifically in unusual conditions, such as drainage ditches, gutters and neglected areas. Don’t let its wild predomination scare you, Gotu Kola is also one of the largest cultivated crops in India and thrives under organic farming conditions. While popularly used as a food source rich in vitamin C in the form of leafy greens within Bangladesh, Thailand and Sri Lanka it also has been internationally recognized within many countries pharmacopoeias and has been a valid, recognized, botanical medicine since 1884.

      Constituents

      Mainly consisting of triterpenoid saponins, sapogenins

      Parts Used

      Leaf. Either fresh or dried.

      Typical Preparations

      Tea from the dried leaves, encapsulated dry leaf, liquid herbal extract and, using fresh leaves from your garden in your salads, beverages and medicines.

      Summary

      Gotu Kola is popularly used as a food source within Bangladesh, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. It is rich in vitamin C, and is often served with rice, curries, and other vegetarian dishes. It also has been internationally recognized within the pharmacopoeias of many countries as a valid, botanical medicine since 1884. It is used to support healthy veins and circulation. It is also used externally for minor wounds and burns. The herb is traditionally used to promote calmness and relaxation, but there is little clinical data to support this. One study did however show that gotu kola attenuates the acoustic startle response in healthy subjects.


      GOTU KOLA EXTRACT IS IN:

      Body Lotion

      Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender and Cardamom Body Lotion

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      GRAPE SEED EXTRACT

      Grape seed oil

      Scientific name:  Vitis vinifera

      Family:  Vitaceae

      Origin:  Mediterranean region

      Form:  extract

      Parts:  seed


      BEST FOR DRY AND MATURE SKIN

      Ingredient Features

      • antioxidant
      • anti-degenerative
      • tonifyer
      • nutrient-rich

      User Benefits

      • protecting
      • restructuring
      • toning
      • nourishing

      Function in Products

      • preservative
      • active

      The seed of the grape plant, Vitis vinifera, yields an extract that is classified as a powerful antioxidant, and is anti-degenerative, restructuring, moisturizing and tonifying. This extract is a powerful natural preservative and antioxidant that protects and strengthens living tissue, while improving skin’s tone with vitamin C and vitamin E.


      GRAPE SEED EXTRACT IS IN:

      Foundation

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Mineral Foundation

      Blush

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Mineral Blush

      Bronzer

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Glow Bronzer

      Powder

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Mineral Setting Powder

      Eye Shadow

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Eco Eye Shadow

      Lip Stick

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Lip Love Lipstick

      Face Cleanser

      Pangea Organics Australian Wild Plum and Willow Facial Cleanser

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      GRAPE SEED OIL

      Grape seed oil

      Scientific name:  Vitis vinifera

      Family:  Vitaceae

      Origin:  Mediterranean region

      Form:  expeller pressed, partially refined

      Parts:  seeds


      BEST FOR SENSITIVE, DRY, AND MATURE SKIN

      Ingredient Features

      • antioxidant
      • emollient
      • silky
      • anti-degnerative
      • anti-allergenic

      User Benefits

      • protecting
      • moisturizing
      • smoothing
      • restructuring
      • soothing

      Function in Products

      • base oil
      • emollient

      The seed of the grape plant, Vitis vinifera, yields a fine textured, linoleic-rich oil. Grape seed extract is classified as a powerful antioxidant, anti-degenerative, restructuring, moisturizing and tonifying. Grape Seed Oil is also one of several plant emollients that mimic the lipid content of the skin. It helps stabilize and maintain the structure of the skin's complex inter-cellular matrix, preventing moisture loss and cell damage and promoting the skin's soft, smooth, healthy appearance. 

      Grapeseed oil is truly superb in every regard. It has a mild green color with a pleasant odor, silken texture, and great absorption rate. Generally employed as a base oil for many creams, lotions and as a general carrier oil. Grapeseed is especially useful for skin types that do not absorb oils too well, and it does not leave a greasy feeling. Wonderful for those with skin sensitivities because of its natural non-allergenic properties. It absorbs well and imparts both a pleasant odor and taste.

      Typical Analysis

      Color- Light Green
      Odor- Characteristic
      Free Fatty Acids- 0.1%
      Peroxide Value- 1.0
      Non-Saponifiables- 0.54% 
      Saponification Value- 191
      Iodine Value- 141
      Specific Gravity- 0.918
      pH- 3.83

      Fatty Acids
      Linoleic- 64.7%
      Linolenic- 0.5%
      Oleic- 23.6%
      Palmitic- 6.7%
      Stearic- 3.2%


      GRAPE SEED OIL IS IN:

      Eye Shadow

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Eco Eye Shadow

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      GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL

      Grapefruit essential oil is best for blemished and oily skin.

      Scientific name:  Citrus Paradisi

      Family: Rutaceae

      Origin: USA

      Form:  cold pressed

      Parts:  fruit peel

       


      BEST FOR OILY AND BLEMISHED SKIN

      Ingredient Features

      • antioxidant
      • antibacterial
      • detoxifyer
      • astringent

      User Benefits

      • protecting
      • cleansing
      • toning

      Aromatherapy

      • awakening
      • clearing
      • joyful
      • refreshing
      • reviving

      Function in Products

      • active

      The essence of grapefruit, also known as shaddock, is obtained (made) by cold press of the peels. Properties for the skin include: antibacterial, antioxidant and detoxifying. Grapefruit is used for the following skin conditions: cellulitis, dull skin, toxin buildup and water retention. It tones the skin and tissues, promotes hair growth, and can be diluted in the bath to assist with: cellulite, colds and flu, lack of energy, jet lag, muscle fatigue, overweight, headaches, moodiness, and mental and physical tiredness. Described as a sweet, sharp citrus top note, its energizing fragrance provokes euphoria and helps to stimulate self-esteem. Grapefruit oil clears the mind and uplifts the spirits; it is refreshing and reviving, especially when feeling down.

      Note Classification

      Top

      Aroma

      Fresh, tangy citrus

      Largest Producing Countries

      USA and West Indies

      Traditional Use

      Like many citrus fruits grapefruit is high in Vitamin C, and is used throughout the food and beverage industry. The oil is used in the fragrance industry.

      Properties

      Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, depurative, digestive, diuretic, restorative, stimulant, tonic

      Blends Well With

      Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang

      Of Interest

      Citrus paradisi, or grapefruit, is a hybrid of the sweet orange, Citrus sinensis, and the pomelo, Citrus maxima.

      Safety Data

      May cause skin irritation. Phototoxic.


      GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL IS IN:

      Lip Balm

      Pangea Organics Egyptian Fennel with Grapefruit and Sweet Orange Lip Balm

      Hand Cream

      Pangea Organics Chilean Rosehip with Tamanu and Red Clover Hand Cream

      Body Polish

      Pangea Organics Brazilian Brown Sugar with Cocoa Butter Body Polish

      Nail and Cuticle Oil

      Vapour Organic Beauty Replenish Nail and Cuticle Oil

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      GRAPEFRUIT EXTRACT

      Fennel seed herbal extract is best for blemished skin and anti-aging.

      Scientific name:  Citrus grandis

      Family name:  Rutaceae

      Plant origin:  Barbados

      Form:  extract

      Parts:  fruit

       


      BEST FOR OILY SKIN

      Ingredient Features

      • skin conditioning
      • astringent
      • tonic

      User Benefits

      • smoothing
      • cleansing
      • firming

      Function in Products

      • preservative

      The extract from the grapefruit is a powerful antioxidant with high concentrations of vitamin C, and has been shown to be an effective antiseptic and preservative that is also beneficial to oily skin.


      GRAPEFRUIT EXTRACT IS IN:

      Concealer

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Aloe Concealer

      Foundation

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Mineral Foundation

      Blush

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Mineral Blush

      Bronzer

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Glow Bronzer

      Powder

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Mineral Setting Powder

      Mascara

      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Pure Soul Mascara

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      GREEN TEA EXTRACT

      Green tea herbal extract is good for all skin types.

      Scientific name:  Camellia sinensis
      Family:  Theaceae
      Origin:  China


      GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

      Ingredient Features

      • antioxidant
      • antibacterial
      • anti-inflammatory
      • soothing

      User Benefits

      • antioxidant
      • antiseptic
      • cleansing

      Function in Product

      • preservative

      Tea is made from the buds or leaves of the tea bush. The Chinese knew of green tea’s beneficial properties millennia ago. Green tea extract is known to be beneficial as a free radical scavenger (antioxidant) due to its high content of polyphenols such as Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) at 15-20%, flavonoids such as anthocyanin and quercetin, and vitamin C, and is proven effective in skincare creams. Additional active constituents include: caffeine, phenolcarboxylic acids, the amino acid theanine (named after tea) and minerals. It is an energizer, has restorative powers, strengthens immune function, has antibacterial properties useful in treating infection, and is also an anti-inflammatory and demulcent. Green tea is most helpful for mature skin, couperose skin and roseacea.


      GREEN TEA EXTRACT IS IN:

      Lip Gloss

      Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Lip Gloss

      Facial Oil

      Pangea Organics Himalayan Geranium and Pomegranate Balancing Oil

      Mask

      Pangea Organics Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai and Goji Berry Facial Mask

      Hand Cream

      Pangea Organics Chilean Rosehip with Tamanu and Red Clover Hand Cream

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      GUAR GUM

      Guar gum is good for all skin types.

      Scientific name:  Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba

      Family Name: Fabaceae, legume

      Origin: USA

      Form:  powder

      Parts:  seeds


      GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

      Ingredient Features

      • humectant
        • antioxidant

        User Benefits

        • hydrating
        • protecting

          Function in Products

          • humectant
          • emulsifier
          • thickener
          • binder

          The guar bean or cluster bean is an annual bean grown principally in India and Pakistan, with smaller crops grown in the USA, Australia and Africa. Vegetable gums include derivatives from quince seed, karaya, acacia, tragacanth, Irish moss, guar, etc. They function as liquid emulsifiers, that is, they thicken cosmetic products and make them creamy. Guar gum exhibits strong water-binding capacity at low usage levels.

          A natural powder produced from the seed of Cyamopsis tetragonolobus. Guar Gum powder is used as a binder, thickener, and volume enhancer in food preparations. This water-soluble fiber is often utilized in gluten-free recipes.


          GUAR GUM IS IN:

          Hand Soap

          Pangea Organics Canadian Pine with White Sage Hand Soap

          Pangea Organics Italian White Sage with Geranium and Yarrow Hand Soap

          Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Hand Soap

          Body Wash

          Pangea Organics Canadian Pine with White Sage Body Wash

          Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Body Wash

          Pangea Organics Italian White Sage with Geranium and Yarrow Body Wash

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