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Glossary

Natural Ingredient and Properties Index

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Peppermint Leaf


Polysorbate

Derived from Coconut oil. Polysorbate is most often used to emulsify oil in water mixtures, where additional viscosity is desired.

  • EWG Rating: 1

Rooibos Extract

Extract of the whole plant, Aspalathus linearis. Neutralizing free-radicals damaged cells, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-viral.

  • EWG Rating: 0

Rose Geranium


Rosemary Extract

Rosemary Oleoresin is a oil soluble antioxidant. This means it protects vulnerable oils from oxidation, which causes the smell of rancid oil.

  • EWG Rating: 0

Silk Amino Acid

Silk Amino Acids is a mixture of amino acids resulting from the complete hydrolysis of silk. Preventing dehydration of the skin, skin conditioning agent, gives soft feel to hair and skin, penetrates easy because of small molecular weight

  • Certification: Unrefined
  • EWG Rating: 1

Sodium Alginate

The Alginates are derived from brown algae (Phaeophycota). Sodium Alginate is a natural, water-soluble polysaccharide that produces a gel consistency when hydrated. Sodium Alginate has been used in the medical field, in the food industry, and more recently in cosmetics as a skin care ingredient.

  • EWG Rating: 0

Sodium Benzoate

Sodium benzoate is a kind of salt. It can be found in many foods, since it is used as a preservative. You may be able to taste sodium benzoate in foods to which it is added — approximately 75% of people can taste it. People who can taste sodium benzoate can describe it in different ways. Sodium benzoate helps preserve food because of its high levels of acid. It can eliminate bacteria, yeast and fungi that can cause disease or rot. 0.495% of the preservative part.

  • Certification: Eco-Cert, Food Grade, No GMO
  • EWG Rating: 3

Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium Bicarbonate is a white, crystalline powder that is commonly used as a pH buffering agent, an electrolyte replenisher, systemic alkalizer and in topical cleansing solutions. Sodium Bicarbonate is the monosodium salt of carbonic acid with alkalinizing and electrolyte replacement properties. Upon dissociation, sodium bicarbonate forms sodium and bicarbonate ions. Ion formation increases plasma bicarbonate and buffers excess hydrogen ion concentration, resulting in raised blood pH.
  • Sodium hydrogen carbonate; Baking soda; Sodium hydrogencarbonate; Bicarbonate of soda; Carbonic acid monosodium salt;
  • EWG Rating: 1

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate

Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate is a natural, food grade, emulsifiers derived from the sodium salt of lactic acid. Was originally used as a food grade emulsifier

  • EWG Rating: 1

Vitamin E

A natural Vitamin E oil obtained by vacuum distillation of vegetable fats.

  • Certification: Vegan

White Tea Leaf Extract

Heavy anti-oxidant properties, highest concentration of polyphenol and flavanoid

  • EWG Rating: 0
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