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SACHARIDE ISOMEARATE

sacharide isomerate

Scientific name:  sacharide isomerate


GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

Ingredient Features

  • antioxidant
  • hydrating

    User Benefits

    • antioxidant
    • antiseptic

      Function in Products

      • emulsifier

      • preservative

      • stabilizer

      • thickener


        Saccharide Isomerate is a water-binding agent and emollient. It is an effective moisturizer containing natural carbohydrates found in the stratum corneum of the skin. In skin care products it is used as a preventative ingredient to protect dry skin against classical symptoms such as roughness, unevenness and itching.


        SACHARIDE ISOMEARATE IS IN:

        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

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        SAFFLOWER SEED OIL

        Safflower seed oil is great for all skin types.

        Scietific name: Carthamus tinctorius

        Family Name: Asteraceae, daisy

        Origin: USA


        GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

        Ingredient Features

        • antioxidant
        • anti-aging
        • emollient
        • softening

        User Benefits

        • antioxidant
        • antiseptic
        • cleansing

        Function in Products

        • emollient
        • preservative

        One of humanity’s oldest crops, safflower oil is expressed from the seed of an Old World herb that has large bright red or orange flowers and resembles a thistle. There are two types of safflower that produce different kinds of oil: one high in monounsaturated fatty acid (oleic acid) and the other high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid and a-linolenic acid). Used in creams and lotions to soften the skin, this flavorless oil has a light texture and penetrates the skin well. Exceptionally rich in essential fatty acids, safflower oil is also used in hair care to structure sensitized hair. For massage or facial care, safflower oil has great emollient and moisturizing qualities - blend it with an oil high in vitamin E like wheat germ oil, argan oil or cashew nut oil to increase its anti-aging properties. Safflower oil is also high in the antioxidant and preservative tocopherol. See natural moisturizing factors.


        SAFFLOWER SEED OIL IS IN:

        Eye Liner

        Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eyeliner

        Face Cleanser

        Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula and Blood Orange Facial Cleanser

        Hand Cream

        All Pangea Organics Hand Cream

        Body Polish

        Pangea Organics Brazilian Brown Sugar with Cocoa Butter Body Polish

        Body Lotion

        All Pangea Organics Body Lotions

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        SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL

        Sage essential oil is best for blemished, combination, oily skin and anti-aging.

        Scientific name:  Salvia officinalis

        Family name:  Lamiaceae, mint

        Origin:  mediterranean region

        Form: essential oil from steam distillation

        Parts:  dried leaves


        BEST FOR BLEMISHED, MATURE, OILY AND COMBINATION SKIN

        Ingredient Features

        • anti-inflammatory
        • antioxidant
        • antiseptic
        • astringent
        • antimicrobial

        User Benefits

        • anti-aging
        • protecting
        • cleansing
        • firming
        • healing

         

        Aromatherapy

        • calming
        • grounding
        • uplifting

          Function in Products

          • preservative

          An herb of ancient repute, valued as a culinary herb and medicinal plant – called herba sacra, 'sacred herb', by the Romans. It has been used for a variety of disorders including respiratory infections, menstrual difficulties and digestive complaints. Sage essential oil is described as a refreshing camphoraceous top-middle note with a spicy warm undertone. Its properties for mind include: antidepressant, calming, energizing, grounding and uplifting for mental strain and fatigue. Its active constituents include: terpenes such as camphor, labiate tannins and flavonoids. Recommended for blemished, normal-oily, oily and mature skin types, sage is especially beneficial for acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, hair loss and seborrhea. Sage oil is used in some personal care preparations such as mouthwashes, toothpastes, etc. and is employed as a fragrance component in soaps, shampoos, detergents, antiperspirants, colognes and perfumes, especially men's fragrances. The oil and oleoresin are used extensively for flavoring foods (especially vermouth!).


          SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL IS IN:

          Face Cleanser

          Pangea Organics Australian Wild Plum and Willow Facial Cleanser

          Hand Soap

          Pangea Organics Canadian Pine with White Sage Hand Soap

          Pangea Organics Italian White Sage with Geranium and Yarrow Hand Soap

          Body Wash

          Pangea Organics Canadian Pine with White Sage Body Wash

          Pangea Organics Italian White Sage with Geranium and Yarrow Body Wash

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          SAGE EXTRACT

          Sage herbal extract is best for blemished, combination, oily skin and anti-aging.

          Scientific name: Salvia officinalis, S. apiana

          Family Name: Lamiaceae, mint

          Origin: Serbia


          BEST FOR BLEMISHED, MATURE, OILY, AND COMBINATION SKIN

          Ingredient Features

          • antioxidant
          • antiseptic
          • antimicrobial
          • healing

          User Benefits

          • antioxidant
          • antiseptic
          • cleansing

          Function in Products

          • preservative

          White sage is also known as sacred sage. The leaves and flowers of sage are antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, extremely antioxidant, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent and healing.  Sage is very effective as an antiperspirant when included in deodorants. It is a common ingredient in hair products including shampoos, conditioners and hair rinses for oily hair, thinning hair, to darken gray hair and to stimulate the scalp. Sage is breath freshening when added to toothpastes and mouthwashes and helps treat gingivitis. Healing to demanding skin, sage is included in skincare products such as facial steams cleansers, toners, soaps and bath herbs. It has been used as a wash and salve to treat eczema, psoriasis, poison oak and poison ivy. Sage is also used by Native Americans to ride a place of negative spirits. 


          SAGE EXTRACT IS IN:

          Face Toner

          Pangea Organics Argentinean Tangerine and Thyme Facial Toner

          Hand Soap

          Pangea Organics Canadian Pine with White Sage Liquid Soap

          Pangea Organics Italian White Sage with Geranium and Yarrow Liquid Soap

          Body Wash

          Pangea Organics Canadian Pine with White Sage Body Wash

          Pangea Organics Italian White Sage with Geranium and Yarrow Body Wash

          Bar Soap

          Pangea Organics Canadian Pine with White Sage Bar Soap

          Pangea Organics Italian White Sage with Geranium and Yarrow Bar Soap

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          SAW PALMETTO FRUIT EXTRACT

          Saw palmetto herbal extract

          Scientific name:  Serenoa repens

          Family:  Arecaceae

          Origin:  southeastern United States

          Form:  extract

          Part:  fruit


          GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

          Ingredient Features

          • antioxidant
          • antibacterial
          • anti-inflammatory
          • soothing

          User Benefits

          • antioxidant
          • antiseptic
          • cleansing

          Function in Products

          • preservative

          The Saw Palmetto Tree, a small palm, carries fruits that are highly enriched with fatty acids and phytosterols. The extract is classified as anabolic and tonic. When used topically, Serenoa serrulata strengthens and builds body tissue and increases the assimilation of nutrients to the body. For the mind it acts as a soothing agent that reduces nervousness, distress and irritation. 


          SAW PALMETTO FRUIT EXTRACT IS IN:

          Mascara

          Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Pure Soul Mascara

          Face Cream

          Pangea Organics Moroccan Argan with Willow and Rosemary Facial Cream

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          SEA BUCKTHORN BERRY EXTRACT

          Sea buckthorn berry is best for blemished, combination, oily skin and anti-aging.

          Scientific name: Hippophae rhaminoides

          Family Name: Elaeagnaceae

          Origin: Lithuania


          BEST  FOR  BLEMISHED, MATURE, OILY, AND COMBINATION SKIN

          Ingredient Features

          • antioxidant
          • anti-aging
          • sun protecting
          • cell-regenerating

          User Benefits

          • antioxidant
          • antiseptic
          • cleansing

          Function in Products

          • preservative

          Sea Buckthorn berry: Contain very high amounts of naturally occurring vitamin c, crucial to smoother and more youthful looking skin because of its ability to penetrate the dermis. Also rich in vitamins B1, B2, K and P, flavonoids, essential fatty acids, phytosterols. promotes cell tissue regeneration, thus aiding in the healing of wounds, and restoring skin tissue.

          Herbalists have used sea buckthorn berry for millennia. Today bio-active substances in the oil derived from the seed and pulp are used in a variety of dermatological applications, among them anti-aging face creams, lotions and sun care products (since the extract seems to absorb UV rays). Research indicates that products containing sea buckthorn berry appear to promote cell regeneration, thus aiding in the healing of wounds and restoring skin tissue. Clinical experiments indicate that cosmetics containing sea buckthorn extracts can actually improve cell metabolism and retard skin maturation, thus slowing the aging process, possibly because of the effects of its high levels of vitamins A and E. Sea buckthorn oil has been proven effective in the treatment of the following skin conditions: acne, burns, cancer, skin ulcers and dermatitis of various forms.


          SEA BUCKTHORN BERRY EXTRACT IS IN:

          Hand Cream

          Pangea Organics French Chamomile with Sweet Orange and Lavender Hand Cream

          Body Lotion

          Pangea Organics French Chamomile with Sweet Orange and Lavender Body Lotion

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          SESAME SEED OIL

          Sesame seed oil

          Scientific name:  Sesamum indicum

          Family:  Pedaliaceae

          Origin:  Africa and India


          BEST FOR BLEMISHED, OILY, MATURE AND BLEMISHED SKIN

          Ingredient Features

          • antioxidant
          • antiseptic
          • balancing
          • deodorant

          User Benefits

          • antioxidant
          • antiseptic
          • cleansing

          Function in Products

          • preservative

          The oil-rich seed of sesame contains large amounts of fatty acids, minerals and vitamin E. Sesame Oil is one of several plant emollients that mimic the lipid content of the skin. It helps stabilize and maintain the skin's complex inter-cellular matrix, preventing moisture loss and cell damage and promoting the skin's soft, smooth, healthy appearance. As an ingredient in massage oil it carries soothing, toning, nourishing and moisturizing properties. 


          SESAME SEED OIL IS IN:

          Lip Balm

          Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Lip Soother

          Lip Gloss

          Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Hydra Gloss

          Face Cream

          Pangea Organics Moroccan Argan with Willow and Rosemary Facial Cream

          Body Oil

          Pangea Organics Italian White Sage and Geranium Body Oil

          Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Body Oil

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          SHEA BUTTER

          Shea butter is best for dry, irritated, sensitive skin and anti-aging.

          Scientific name:  Butyrospermum parkii

          Family:  Sapotaceae

          Origin:  Ghana

          Form:  expeller cold pressed unrefined

          Parts:  nuts / seeds


          GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES, ESPECIALLY DRY, AND BLEMISHED

          Ingredient Features

          • antioxidant
          • anti-inflammatory
          • nutritive
          • antiseptic
          • antibacterial
          • emollient
          • cell-regenerative
          • protectant
          • sun protectant
          • absorbs quickly
          • penetrates deeply

          User Benefits

          • protecting
          • anti-aging
          • nourishing
          • cleansing
          • moisturizing
          • healing
          • balancing
          • improves hyper + hypopigmentation
          • improves microcirculation
          • improves suppleness
          • redness reducing
          • rejuvenating
          • smoothing
          • softening
          • soothing
          • fades scars

          Great For

          • before + after suncare
          • blemished skin
          • capillaries
          • chapped + cracked skin
          • damaged skin
          • delicate skin
          • dermatitis
          • dry + brittle hair
          • dull + lifeless skin
          • eczema
          • mature skin
          • hyper + hypopigmentation spots
          • irritation + itching
          • psoriasis
          • rough skin
          • stretch marks
          • sunburns
          • wrinkles

          Function in Products

          • emollient
          • menstrum
          • preservative
          • base oil

          Nutrients

          • beta-carotene
          • cinnamic esters
          • essential fatty acids
          • linoleic acid
          • minerals
          • oleic acid
          • phytosterols
          • stimgasterol
          • vitamin A
          • vitamin E

          Also called karite butter, shea butter is the natural fat obtained from the fruit of the karite tree in West Africa. Shea butter is a plant lipid similar to cocoa butter and is used as an emollient and moisturizer in cosmetics. It is deeply penetrating, melts at body temperature, and acts as a menstrum (a carrier for other medicinals) that releases quickly, which make it a superior moisturizer to others in its class. Its skin conditioning abilities outweigh even avocado oil (known for skin conditioning) because of the high amount of unsaponifiable fat it contains (up to 65%). It has mild antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and demulcent properties, and contains some of the same moisturizing ingredients as sebum. High in vitamin E, an anti-aging antioxidant that increases micro-circulation, it also contains the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin A. The EFAs contained in shea butter act as skin protectors and rejuvenators. Additionally, shea butter contains 5-10% of phytosterols that stimulate new formation and growth of cells. In Africa, its continent of origin, shea butter is widely used as a moisturizer and softener for hair. Its exceptional healing properties are exhibited by promoting and accelerating wound healing, and it is proctective against severe weather conditions. Shea butter is also naturally equipped with a sunscreen (cinnamic acid) giving it an SPF ranging from 2-6 and blocking up to 30% of UV radiation. Its cinnamic acid ester content also accounts for some of its healing properties. A high linoleic acid content makes it excellent for soothing chapped, burned, or irritated skin. Furthermore, shea butter is safe for babies. See natural moisturizing factors.

          more on shea butter . . .


          SHEA BUTTER IS IN:

          Lip Balm

          Pangea Organics Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Lip Balm

          Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Lip Balm

          Pangea Organics Egyptian Fennel with Grapefruit and Sweet Orange Lip Balm

          Lip Liner

          Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil

          Face Cleanser

          Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula and Blood Orange Facial Cleanser

          Facial Scrub

          Pangea Organics Egyptian Geranium with Adzuki Bean and Cranberry Facial Scrub

          Facial Oil

          Pangea Organics Himalayan Geranium and Pomegranate Balancing Oil

          Face Cream

          Pangea Organics Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Facial Cream

          Pangea Organics Nigerian Ginger with Lavender and Thyme Facial Cream

          Eye Cream

          Pangea Organics Turkish Rose and White Tea Eye Cream

          Hand Lotion

          Pangea Organics Chilean Rosehip with Tamanu and Red Clover Hand Cream

          Body Polish

          Pangea Organics Brazilian Brown Sugar with Cocoa Butter Body Polish

          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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          SILICA

          Manuka honey is best for blemished skin.

          Scientific name:  silicon dioxide

          Inorganic compound:  mined


          BEST FOR ALL SKIN TYPES, ESPECIALLY BLEMISHED SKIN

          Ingredient Features

          • non-toxic
          • helps form collagen
          • essential nutrient

          User Benefits

          • safe
          • anti-aging
          • nourishing

          Function in Products

          • absorbing
          • anti-caking
          • opacifying
          • suspension

          Silica: a naturally occurring common mineral vital to human cellular health. Silica nourishes the skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Silica is required for the proper functioning of the enzyme prolyhydroxylase. This enzyme is vital in the formation of collagen in skin, connective tissue, bone, and cartilage. Silica aids in healthy skin, hair, and nails and is particularly beneficial to acne prone skin.

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          Silicon exists as its oxide in nature. Silica is an example of that, with the molecular formula of SiO2 (silicon dioxide). Silica is an abundant mineral in earth crust, and it is in sand, quartz, and many other minerals. Some minerals have pure silica, but in some silica is mixed with other elements. In Silica, the sulfur and oxygen atoms joined by covalent bonds form a huge crystal structure. Each sulfur atom is surrounded by four oxygen atoms (tetrahedrally). Silica doesn’t conduct electricity, because there aren’t any delocalized electrons. Further, it is highly thermo stabilized. Silica has a very high melting point, because a large number of sulfur-oxygen bonds have to be broken in order to melt it. When it is given a very high temperature and cooled at a certain rate, the melted silica will solidify to form glass. Silica doesn’t react with any acid except hydrogen fluoride. Moreover, it is not soluble in water or any organic solvent.

          Not only silica is abundant in the earth crust, but it is also present inside our bodies in considerable amounts. Silica is needed for healthy maintenance of bones, cartilages, nails, tendons, teeth, skin, blood vessels, etc. It is naturally present in water, carrot, bread, cornflakes, white rice, banana, raisin, etc. Also, silica is widely used in ceramic, glass and cement industries.


          What is the difference between silicon and silica?

          - Silicon is a single atom; silica is a molecule, which is an oxide of silicon.

          - Silica has a higher melting point than silicon.

          - Silicon is a semiconductor, but silica doesn’t conduct electricity.

          - Very rarely silicon exists as the pure compound, but silica is very abundant on earth.

          - Crystal silicon is very brittle, but crystal silica is hard.


          SILICA IS IN:

          Primer

          Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Soft Focus Skin Perfecting Primer

          Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Luminous Skin Perfecting Primer

          Concealer

          Vapour Organic Beauty Illusionist Concealer

          Foundation

          Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation

          Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation

          Eye Shadow

          Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eye Shimmer

          Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eye Color

          Multi Use

          Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use Classic

          Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use Stain

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          SILICON DIOXIDE

          Manuka honey is best for blemished skin.

          Scientific name:  polymerized siloxanes

          Synthetic compounds


          Pros

          • skin protecting
          • feels great
          • traps moisture

          Cons

          • comedogenic
          • slippery
          • skin can't breathe

          Function in Products

          • provides slip
          • anti-foaming

          The silicone controversy

          This ingredient is not recommended by Be Yourself Beautiful and should be used under caution. Many people find the silicones to be comedogenic and will break out from use on the skin. They are very widely used in cosmetics because they provide such great slip on the skin (feels silky smooth) and hence, are in most makeup primers, liquid and cream makeups. In haircare it's almost impossible to avoid them. Since their use is so widespread and there is such controversy surrounding them, we recommend that you test them out for yourself to see what works for you. And if they don't work for you, don't fret! There are amazing alternatives right here on this site!

          Silicone emollients (like Dimethicone or Cyclomethicone)are occlusive (l That means they coat the skin andcreate an oxidative barrier that traps anything beneath it. These compounds do not allow the skin to breathe; they are much like a plastic wrap suffocating the skin. Thus, they can cause skin irritation and breakouts.

          Silicone

          Not to be confused with the chemical element Silicon.

          Silicones are inert, synthetic compounds with a variety of forms and uses. Typically heat-resistant and rubber-like, they are used in sealants, adhesives, lubricants, medical applications, cooking utensils, and insulation.

          Silicone caulk can be used as a basic sealant against water and air penetration.

          Liquid silicone rubber (LSR)

          Silicones are polymers that include silicon together with carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and sometimes other elements. Some common forms include silicone oil, silicone grease, silicone rubber, silicone resin, and silicone caulk.[1]

          More precisely called polymerized siloxanes or polysiloxanes, silicones are mixed inorganic-organic polymers with the chemical formula [R2SiO]n, where R is an organic group such as methyl, ethyl, or phenyl. They can vary in consistency from liquid to gel to rubber to hard plastic. The most common siloxane is linear polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), a silicone oil. The second largest group of silicone materials is based on silicone resins, which are formed by branched and cage-like oligosiloxanes.

          Silicones are ingredients in many hair conditioners, shampoos, and hair gel products. Some silicones, notably the amine functionalized amodimethicones, are excellent conditioners, providing improved compatibility, feel, and softness, and lessening frizz.

          Silicone rubber is commonly used in baby bottle nipples (teats) for its cleanliness, aesthetic appearance, and low extractable content.

          Silicones are used in shaving products and personal lubricants.

          Dimethicone

          Scientific name:  polydimethylsiloxane

          Synthetic

          PDMS is used variously in the cosmetic and consumer product industry as well. For example, PDMS can be used in the treatment of head lice[16] and dimethicone is used widely in skin-moisturizing lotions where it is listed as an active ingredient whose purpose is "skin protection." Some cosmetic formulations use dimethicone and related siloxane polymers in concentrations of use up to 15%. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review's (CIR) Expert Panel, has concluded that dimethicone and related polymers are "safe as used in cosmetic formulations."[17]


          SILICONE IS IN:

           

           

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          SODIUM ALGINATE

          sodium alginate

          Scientific name:  Sodium alginate


          GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

          Ingredient Features

          • antioxidant
          • hydrating

          User Benefits

          • antioxidant
          • antiseptic

            Function in Products

            • emulsifier
            • preservative
            • stabilizer
            • thickener

              Sodium Alginate is a stabilizer, thickener, gelling agent and an emulsifier. Alginate is derived from brown algae (Phaeophycota). This is a natural, water-soluble polysaccharide that produces a gel consistency when hydrated. Sodium Alginate will help to soften, hydrate, soothe, and leave the skin feeling silky and soft.


              SODIUM ALGINATE IS IN:

              Face Cleanser

              Pangea Organics Australian Wild Plum and Willow Facial Cleanser

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              SODIUM BENZOATE

              Sodium benzoate

              Scientific name:  Sodium benzoate

               


              GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

              Ingredient Features

              • antioxidant
              • antimicrobial

              User Benefits

              • protecting
              • smoothing

                Function in Products

                • preservative
                • stabilizer

                Sodium Benzoate is a salt of Benzoic acid, found naturally in cranberries, prunes, plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves, and apples. When combined with gluconolactone, Sodium benzoate '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.


                SODIUM BENZOATE IS IN:

                Face Cleanser

                Pangea Organics Australian Wild Plum and Willow Facial Cleanser

                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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                SODIUM CHLORIDE

                sodium chloride

                Scientific name:  sodium chloride

                Common name:  salt


                GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

                Ingredient Features

                • antioxidant
                • hydrating

                User Benefits

                • antioxidant
                • antiseptic

                  Function in Products

                  • emulsifier
                  • preservative
                  • stabilizer
                  • thickener

                  This concentrated mineral salt is derived from the sea or rock deposits. Sodium Chloride is essential to biological organisms and is found in most tissues and body fluids. The sodium and chlorine elements of Sodium Chloride play a diverse and important role in many physiological processes. In our products, it is used to adjust viscosity or enhance preservation. Non-toxic and non-irritant, Sodium Chloride is said to draw impurities out of the body through the skin.


                  SODIUM CHLORIDE IS IN:

                  Body Polish

                  Pangea Organics Brazilian Brown Sugar with Cocoa Butter Body Polish

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                  SODIUM HYALURONATE

                  Sodium hyaluronate

                  Scientific name:  sodium hyaluronate


                  GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

                  Ingredient Features

                  • antioxidant
                  • hydrating

                  User Benefits

                  • antioxidant
                  • antiseptic

                    Function in Products

                    • emulsifier
                    • preservative
                    • stabilizer
                    • thickener

                    Sodium Hyaluronate (vegan) is manufactured by a food grade fermentation process from non-GMO grains and as such can be labeled vegetarian and vegan. In topical applications, low molecular weight Sodium Hyaluronate can be absorbed through the skin more readily so as to yield dramatic effects on building skin tone, increased elasticity, wrinkle reduction, and anti-aging. This naturally occurring polysaccharide is known for its ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Sodium Hyaluronate reinforces the skin's short and long term moisturization, helps to plump up the tissue to restore elasticity and diminish appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


                    SODIUM HYALURONATE IS IN:

                    Concealer

                    Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Aloe Concealer

                    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

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                    SODIUM HYDROXIDE

                    Sodium hydroxide

                    Scientific name:  sodium hydroxide


                    GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

                    Ingredient Features

                    • antioxidant
                    • hydrating

                    User Benefits

                    • antioxidant
                    • antiseptic

                      Function in Products

                      • emulsifier
                      • preservative
                      • stabilizer
                      • thickener

                      Sodium Hydroxide is an inorganic compound used to control the pH levels or serve as a buffering agent.


                      SODIUM HYDROXIDE IS IN:

                       

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                      SODIUM MAGNESIUM SILICATE

                      Manuka honey is best for blemished skin.

                      Scientific name:  sodium magnesium silicate

                      Synthetic


                      BEST FOR OILY AND COMBINATION SKIN

                      Ingredient Features

                      • astringent

                      User Benefits

                      • toning

                      Function in Products

                      • binder
                      • thickener

                      SODIUM MAGNESIUM SILICATE:  is a synthetic silicate clay with a composition mainly of magnesium and sodium silicate.

                      Function(s): Binder; Bulking Agent; BINDING; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING

                      Mined from the earth, this clay-like ingredient serves as a thickener and texture modifier used to stabilize formulas while offering astringent properties.

                      Synthetic magnesium silicates are white, odorless, finely divided powders formed by the precipitation reaction of water soluble sodium silicate(water glass) and a water soluble magnesium salt such as magnesium chloride, magnesium nitrate or magnesium sulfate. The composition of the precipitate depends on the ratio of the components in the reaction medium, the addition of the correcting substances, and the way in which they are precipitated.[1][2][3]

                      The molecular formula is typically written as MgO:XSiO2, where X denotes the average mole ratio of SiO2 to MgO. The product is hydrated and the formula is sometimes written MgO:XSiO2•H2O to show the water of hydration.

                      Applications

                      The very large active surface makes synthetic magnesium silicate useful for a wide variety of applications: purifying adsorbent (polyols, animal and vegetable oils), chromatography,[5] dry cleaning, sugar, resins, odors); filler (rubber, ceramics, paper, glass, refractories); anti-caking agent (salt);catalyst; catalyst carrier; absorbent[dubious – discuss] (crude oil spills); filter medium.[4]

                      The U.S. Food Chemical Codex,[6] JECFA,[7] and other monographs for Food Grade synthetic magnesium silicate specify a mole ratio of 2MgO:5SiO2. The most common use for Food Grade synthetic magnesium silicate is as an active filter aid for adsorption of color, free fatty acids and other polar compounds from used frying oils.[8][9] Various national and international regulations allow use of this material as an anti-caking agent in a wide variety of powdered foods.[10][11][12][13]

                      When used as a food additive, it is safe to ingest synthetic magnesium silicate. In 1990, the safety of synthetic magnesium silicate was reviewed by the Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) together with that of silica and the other metal alkali silicates.[10] The SCF noted that “the available data, including a number of short-term studies in two species, appear to substantiate the biological inertness of those compounds”. The SCF established a group Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) not specified for silicon dioxide and the alkali metal silicates.

                      Not to be confused with MAGNESIUM SILICATE aka Talc

                      Talc (derived from Persian: تالک‎ tālk; Arabic: تلك‎ talk) is a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate with the chemical formula H2Mg3(SiO3)4 or Mg3Si4O10(OH)2. In loose form, it is the widely used substance known as talcum powder. It occurs as foliated to fibrous masses, and in an exceptionally rare crystal form. It has a perfect basal cleavage, and the folia are non-elastic, although slightly flexible. It is the softest known mineral and listed as 1 on the Mohs hardness scale. It can be easily scratched by a fingernail. It is also sectile (can be cut with a knife). It has a specific gravity of 2.5–2.8, a clear or dusty luster, and is translucent to opaque. Talc is not soluble in water, but it is slightly soluble in dilute mineral acids. Its color ranges from white to grey or green and it has a distinctly greasy feel. Its streak is white.

                      Soapstone is a metamorphic rock composed predominantly of talc.

                      Talc powder is a household item, sold globally for use in personal hygiene and cosmetics. Some suspicions have been raised about the possibility its use promotes certain types of diseases, mainly cancers of the ovaries and lungs (it is in the same 2B category in the IARC listing as mobile phones and coffee) although this is not widely recognized as an established link.[7][8]

                      The studies reference, by subject: pulmonary issues,[9] lung cancer,[10][11] and ovarian cancer.[12] One of these, published in 1993, was a US National Toxicology Program report, which found that cosmetic grade talc containing no asbestos-like fibers was correlated with tumor formation in-rats (animal testing) forced to inhale talc for 6 hours a day, five days a week over at least 113 weeks.[10] A 1971 paper found particles of talc embedded in 75% of the ovarian tumors studied.[13]

                      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health have set occupational exposure limits to respirable talc dusts at 2 mg/m3 over an eight-hour workday.[14]

                      One particular issue with commercial use of talc is its frequent co-location in underground deposits with asbestos ore, which often leads to contamination of powdered talc products with asbestos fibers. Stringent quality control since 1976 (separating cosmetic and food-grade talc from "industrial" grade talc, which is allowed a certain portion of asbestos contamination) has mostly eliminated this issue, but it remains a continuing hazard requiring mitigation in the mining and processing of talc.[15]

                      The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers talc (magnesium silicate) to be generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use as an anti-caking agent in table salt in concentrations smaller than 2%.[16]


                      SODIUM MAGNESIUM SILICATE IS IN:

                      Concealer

                      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Total Cover Concealer

                      Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Calm-Cover Concealer

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                      SODIUM STEAROYL LACTILATE

                      Sodium stearoyl lactilate

                      Scientific name:  sodium stearoyl lactilate


                      GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

                      Ingredient Features

                      • antioxidant
                      • humectant
                      • antiseptic

                      User Benefits

                      • protecting
                      • hydrating
                      • cleansing

                      Function in Products

                      • emulsifier
                      • preservative
                      • stabilizer
                      • thickener

                      Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate is a sodium salt comprised of ester and alcohol compounds sourced from vegetable oils such as Olive and Coconut oils. These ester and alcohol compounds allow dispersion of oil into water and prevent separation of the oil and water phases of the product. Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate can be used as an emulsifying agent, a conditioner, and as a mild cleansing agent.


                      SODIUM STEAROYL LACTILATE IS IN:

                      Face Cream

                      Pangea Organics Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Facial Cream

                      Pangea Organics Nigerian Ginger with Lavender and Thyme Facial Cream

                      Pangea Organics 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 Pyrennees Lavender with Cardamom Body Lotion

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                      SORBITAN OLIVATE

                      Sorbitan olivate

                      Scientific name:  sorbitan olivate


                      GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

                      Ingredient Features

                      • antioxidant
                      • hydrating

                      User Benefits

                      • antioxidant
                      • antiseptic

                        Function in Products

                        • emulsifier
                        • preservative
                        • stabilizer
                        • thickener

                        Sorbitan Olivate is derived from the fatty acids of Olive oil. It is used to blend the ingredients in our products together and act as emulsifier. This silky, ultra light ingredient facilitates retention of skin moisture and increases the active ingredient's resistance to water and/or sweat. Sorbitan Olivate has a softening effect and gives our creams a smooth and luxurious feel.


                        SORBITAN OLIVATE IS IN:

                        Hand Cream

                        Pangea Organics Chilean Rosehip with Tamanu and Red Clover Hand Cream

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                        SORBITAN PALMITATE

                        Gluconic acid

                        Scientific name:  sorbitan palmitate


                        GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

                        Ingredient Features

                        • antioxidant
                        • hydrating

                        User Benefits

                        • antioxidant
                        • antiseptic

                          Function in Products

                          • emulsifier
                          • preservative
                          • stabilizer
                          • thickener

                          Sorbitan Palmitate is derived from Olive Oil and is a viscosity enhancer agent improving the thickness of the emulsion of our products.


                          SORBITAN PALMITATE IS IN:

                          Hand Cream

                          Pangea Organics Chilean Rosehip with Tamanu and Red Clover Hand Cream

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                          SOY LECITHIN

                          Soy lecithin is good for all skin types.

                          Scientific name: Lecithin

                          Source: Soy

                          Origin: synthetic

                           


                          GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

                          Ingredient Features

                          • antioxidant
                          • emollient
                          • humectant
                          • biogenic

                           

                          User Benefits

                          • anti-aging
                          • moisturizing
                          • hydrating

                          Function in Product

                          • emulsifier
                          • preservative

                          Lecithin is usually used as a synonym for phosphatidylcholine, a phospholipid found in the membranes of plant and animal cells and part of the vitamin B complex. A major source of lecithin is soybean oil. It is needed by every cell in the body and is a key building block of cell membranes; without it, they would harden. Lecithin protects cells from oxidation and largely comprises the protective sheaths surrounding the brain. It can be totally metabolized, so it is virtually non-toxic to humans. Lecithin is used commercially for anything requiring a natural emulsifier and/or lubricant from pharmaceuticals to protective coverings. It is a natural antioxidant and emollient used in eye creams, liquid powders, hand creams, lotions, soaps and many other cosmetics. Lecithin is so widely used in cosmetics because it absorbs well without feeling greasy or heavy. Phosphatidyl inosital, another phospholipid constituent of lecithin, is a water-binding agent. See soybean oil and natural moisturizing factors.


                          SOY LECITHIN IS IN:

                          Primer

                          Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Soft Focus Skin Perfecting Primer

                          Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Luminous Skin Perfecting Primer

                          Foundation

                          Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation

                          Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation

                          Lip Balm

                          Pangea Organics Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Lip Balm

                          Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Lip Balm

                          Pangea Organics Egyptian Fennel with Grapefruit and Sweet Orange Lip Balm

                          Lip Gloss

                          Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Lip Gloss

                          Face Cleanser

                          Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula and Blood Orange Facial Cleanser

                          Pangea Organics Australian Wild Plum and Willow Facial Cleanser

                          Mask

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

                          Face Cream

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

                          Pangea Organics Nigerian Ginger with Lavender and Thyme Facial Cream

                          Pangea Organics Italian Red with Mandarin Rose Facial Cream

                          Body Lotion

                          Pangea Organics Indian Lemongrass with Rosemary Body Lotion

                          Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender and Cardamom Body Lotion

                          Pangea Organics French Chamomile with Sweet Orange and Lavender Body Lotion

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                          SOYBEAN OIL

                          Soybean oil is good for all skin types.

                           

                          Glycine max

                          Family Name: Fabaceae, legume

                          Origin: USA

                            


                          GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

                          Ingredient Features

                          • antioxidant
                          • anti-inflammatory
                          • emollient

                          User Benefits

                          • antioxidant
                          • antiseptic
                          • cleansing

                          Function in Products

                          • emollient
                          • preservative
                          • surfactant (saponified) 

                           

                          Soybean oil is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and emollient oil which contains isoflavones, saponins and is high in vitamin C. It is used in the manufacturing of soaps, shampoos and bath oils. See lecithin and natural moisturizing factors.

                           


                          SOYBEAN OIL IS IN:

                          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

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                          SQUALANE

                          Squalane

                          Scientific name:  squalane


                          GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

                          Ingredient Features

                          • antioxidant
                          • hydrating

                          User Benefits

                          • antioxidant
                          • antiseptic

                            Function in Producst

                            • emulsifier
                            • preservative
                            • stabilizer
                            • thickener

                            Squalene, an organic compound derived from olives, is an important key to naturally healthy skin. Squalene has a natural affinity for the skin and acts as a natural skin soothing agent. As a lightweight emollient, it keeps skin in top condition by keeping it hydrated, fighting wrinkles and other signs of aging, and encouraging the growth of healthy cells. While the body naturally contains squalene internally, and in skin's sebum, topical application of additional Squalene can help boost its benefits.


                            SQUALANE IS IN:

                            Facial Oil

                            Pangea Organics Himalayan Geranium and Pomegranate Balancing Oil

                            Eye Cream

                            Pangea Organics Turkish Rose and White Tea Eye Cream

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                            SUNFLOWER SEED OIL

                            Sunflower seed oil is best for body care.

                            Scientific name:  Helianthus annuus

                            Family:  Asteraceae

                            Origin:  the Americas


                            BEST FOR BLEMISHED, COMBINATION, OILY, AND MATURE SKIN

                            Ingredient Features

                            • antioxidant
                            • antiseptic
                            • deodorant

                            User Benefits

                            • protecting
                            • cleansing
                            • balancing

                            Function in Product

                            • preservative

                            The Sunflower is a tall, stately ancient plant native to the United States. The seeds of the Sunflower yield a lightly textured, oleic acid-rich emollient oil, with large amounts of Vitamins A, D, and E, lecithin and unsaturated fatty acids, making it perfect for delicate facial skin. The seed oil is classified as anti-inflammatory, emollient, conditioning, nourishing, and moisturizing. 


                            SUNFLOWER SEED OIL IS IN:

                            Primer

                            Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Soft Focus Skin Perfecting Primer

                            Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Luminous Skin Perfecting Primer

                            Concealer

                            Vapour Organic Beauty Illusionist Concealer

                            Foundation

                            Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation

                            Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation

                            Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Mineral Foundation

                            Eye Liner

                            Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eyeliner

                            Eye Shadow

                            Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eye Shimmer

                            Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eye Color

                            Mascara

                            Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Pure Soul Mascara

                            Lip Balm

                            Pangea Organics Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Lip Balm

                            Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Lip Balm

                            Pangea Organics Egyptian Fennel with Grapefruit and Sweet Orange Lip Balm

                            Lip Gloss

                            Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Lip Gloss

                            Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Hydra Gloss

                            Multi Use

                            Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use Classic

                            Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use Stain

                            Makeup Remover

                            Vapour Organic Beauty Clarity Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil

                            Face Cleanser

                            Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula and Blood Orange Facial Cleanser

                            Pangea Organics Australian Wild Plum and Willow 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 Cream

                            Pangea Organics Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Facial Cream

                            Pangea Organics Nigerian Ginger with Lavender and Thyme Facial Cream

                            Pangea Organics Morrocan Argan with Willow and Rosemary Facial Cream

                            Body Polish

                            Pangea Organics Brazilian Brown Sugar with Cocoa Butter Body Polish

                            Body Oil

                            Pangea Organics Italian White Sage and Geranium Body Oil

                            Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Body Oil

                            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

                            Nail and Cuticle Oil

                            Vapour Organic Beauty Replenish Nail and Cuticle Oil

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                            SWEET ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL

                            Sweet orange essential oil is best for anti-aging.

                            Scientific name:  Citrus sinensis

                            Family name:  Rutaceae

                            Form:  cold-pressed essential oil

                            Parts:  peel

                            Origin:  China

                             


                            BEST FOR COUPEROSE, MATURE, STRESSED AND WEATHERED SKIN

                            Ingredient Features

                            • antioxidant
                            • anti-inflammatory
                            • antimicrobial
                            • astringent
                            • circulatory stimulant
                            • nutritive

                            User Benefits

                            • protecting
                            • anti-aging
                            • cleansing
                            • firming
                            • energizing
                            • nourishing
                            • toning

                            Aromatherapy

                            • balancing
                            • calming
                            • joyful
                            • refreshing

                            Function in Product

                            • preservative

                            Orange—specifically, sweet orange—refers to the citrus tree Citrus sinensis and its fruit. Oranges are believed to be the Golden Apples of mythological fame and are regarded as a symbol of fertility due to the fact that they can produce flowers and fruit at the same time. The peel from unsprayed oranges is the part used medicinally and from which the essential oil is made. Its properties for skin include: antibacterial, strong antifungal, anti-inflammatory, slightly astringent, cleansing, degreasing, lymphatic and circulatory stimulant, skin conditioning and nutritive (containing vitamins A, B, & C). The high content of bioflavonoids helps to strengthen the capillaries and tissues of the body. It is recommended for all skin types except for severely dry, but particularly beneficial for dull, stressed-out, mature and weathered skin. The essential oil is good for the following skin conditions: acne, seborrhea and cellulite. Orange flower water, made from the tree’s blossoms, is used for acne, dry and chapped skin, broken capillaries, to stimulate new cell growth (cell regeneration) and restore the skin’s acid mantle. The essential oil of the sweet orange is delightfully bright and cheery, highly antidepressant, calming, and is described as a sweet citrus top note. As a bath and massage oil it promotes relaxation and stress relief. Emotional benefits include ease of: anxiety, disappointment, emotional and mental fatigue, hysteria, nervousness and tension. The oil can be used as an appetite suppressant, to move chi and to dry dampness. The blossoms are sedative.


                            SWEET ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL IS IN:

                            Lip Balm

                            Pangea Organics Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Lip Balm

                            Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Lip Balm

                            Pangea Organics Egyptian Fennel with Grapefruit and Sweet Orange Lip Balm

                            Face Cleanser

                            Pangea Organics Australian Wild Plum and Willow Facial Cleanser

                            Facial Scrub

                            Pangea Organics Egyptian Geranium with Adzuki Bean and Cranberry Facial Scrub

                            Face Toner

                            Pangea Organics French Rosemary and Sweet Orange Facial Toner

                            Face Cream

                            Pangea Organics Italian red Mandarin with Rose Facial Cream

                            Hand Cream

                            Pangea Organics French Chamomile With Sweet Orange and Lavender Hand Cream

                            Body Wash

                            Pangea Organics Malagasy Ylang Ylang and Linden Flower Body Wash

                            Bar Soap

                            Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender With Cardamom Bar Soap

                            Body Lotion

                            Pangea Organics French Chamomile With Sweet Orange and Lavender Body Lotion

                            Nail and Cuticle Oil

                            Vapour Organic Beauty Replenish Nail and Cuticle Oil

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                            SWEET BASIL ESSENTIAL OIL

                            Sweet basil essential oil is a lovely addition to beauty products.

                            Scientific name:  Ocimum basilicum

                            Family:  Lamiaceae, mint

                            Origin: Egypt

                            Form:  essential oil by steam distillation

                            Parts:  flowering herb

                             


                            BEST FOR OILY SKIN

                            Ingredient Features

                            • antioxidant
                            • antibacterial
                            • detoxifying
                            • stimulating
                            • warming
                            • antidepressant
                            • tonic

                            User Benefits

                            • cell saving
                            • cleansing
                            • clarifying
                            • energizing

                            Aromatherapy

                            • calming
                            • clarifying
                            • energizing
                            • restorative

                            Function in Product

                            • preservative

                            Also known as Albahaca, sweet basil is a unique member of the mint family. It is considered the “king of herbs” by many cookery authors, and in addition to its culinary use, sweet basil has a long history as a medicinal herb. For example, the Greek physician Dioscorides prescribed sweet basil for headaches. Some of basil’s active constituents are: terpenes, methyl cinnamate, tannins, flavonoids and caffeic acid. The essential oil of sweet basil has excellent cleansing properties, is particularly effective against cellulite, and stimulates healthy hair growth. Used in massage oil, sweet basil has a warming effect. In modern aromatherapy, it is used to cheer the heart and mind and has a spicy, sweet herbaceous top-middle note with anise-like undertones. This oil is stimulating, warming and energizing, yet at the same time soothing and calming. Its aroma helps relieve sorrow, melancholy, emotional/mental/physical fatigue and eases indecision.


                            SWEET BASIL ESSENTIAL OIL IS IN: 

                             

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