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Exploring carrier oils, plant extracts and other ingredients in our new skin care products

Last Updated: 03/13/2024


Carrier oils are important ingredients in skin care products that help to ‘carry’ the essential oils and other plant extracts to the skin. Carrier oils are naturally derived from vegetarian sources like nuts, seeds and kernels of different plants, and are used in part to dilute essential oils, making them safe for direct application to the skin.

A woman applying glow on facial oil to her skin

As part of our brand new collection of skin care products, we’ve curated a list of carrier oils, plant extracts and other ingredients to share the benefits and properties of these precious, nature-derived ingredients in helping support healthy looking, happy and supple skin. Read on to learn more about some of the ingredients in our new formulas.

Carrier oils and some of their benefits in skin care:

Jojoba Oil: skin-regulating, similar to skin’s natural sebum, non-oily, absorbent, soothes and relieves the appearance of irritation like redness, sunburn or dryness, rich in antioxidants, calming, supports and protects the outer skin layer

Plant Squalane: fermented from cane sugar, provides non-oily hydration, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, non-comedogenic and non-clogging to the pores, helps control oil production, mimics your skin’s natural oils, excellent emollient

Raspberry Seed Oil: antioxidant-rich oil pressed from upcycled seeds diverted from food waste, nourishing, protective, helps protect against free radicals and airborne environmental stressors, boosts collagen and elastin for the appearance of firmer skin, has natural SPF/sun protectant properties

Closeup shot of raspberries

Parsley Seed Oil: high in vitamin C and antioxidants, provides support in minimizing the occurrence of blemishes and breakouts, balances oil production, decreases the appearance of irritation like inflammation, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by protecting the skin against environmental stressors

Calendula Oil: best known for being a great support to skin's natural ability to heal, plumps the outer layer of the skin for a smooth and supple appearance, soothes the appearance of inflammation like redness and helps protect collagen and elastin

Apricot Kernel Oil: mild, gentle and suitable for all skin types, light and absorbs into skin quickly, helps smooth the skin’s texture and visibly improves skin tone, helps maintain softness and radiance in the skin 

Camellia Seed Oil: contains high levels of fatty acids to hydrate while providing a non-oily feeling, naturally high in antioxidants and rich in vitamins A & B, anti-aging abilities like improving the skin’s elasticity and helping to prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles

Camelina Seed Oil: high in vitamin E and omega-3 content which promotes soothing of skin, mild and pleasant aroma, helps to visibly improve skin tone and prevent damage from free radicals

Evening Primrose Oil: rich in gamma linolenic acid to renew the skin and provide deep hydration, high in omega-6 fatty acids to improve hydration and elasticity and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles


Avocado Oil: rich oil to remove makeup and dirt while leaving skin hydrated and soft, calms and replenishes dry, itchy skin, helps protect against skin damage and reduces visible signs of aging from ultraviolet radiation

Coconut Oil: hydrating and proven effective at removing makeup and impurities from the skin gently, reduces the appearance of inflammation and irritation, locks in moisture and helps protect the skin’s natural barrier

Rosehip Oil: is the most abundant source of linoleic acid, phenolic acids and antioxidants for protections against oxidative stress, protects the skin, soothes inflammation and deeply hydrates, provides gentle exfoliation and helps brighten the skin

Pomegranate Seed Oil: antioxidant-rich oil, has anti-aging properties, is abundant in vitamin C and offers nourishing, regenerating and antioxidant rich renewing properties to promote plump, glowing skin

Prickly Pear Seed Oil: rich in vitamins E & K and antioxidants, hydrating, prevents skin damage by calming the appearance of inflammation, helps to restore elasticity and brightens the skin, gentle and is safe for all skin types

Sunflower Seed Oil: rich in nutrients, vitamin E and antioxidants, effective in relieving signs of irritation and inflammation like redness and breakouts, emollient properties that help the skin retain moisture

Argan Kernel Oil: rich in omega fatty acids, vitamin E and linoleic acids, provides light, non-greasy moisture, helps soften dry patches, helps to strengthen skin tissue to prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Safflower Seed Oil: non-comedogenic and won’t clog the pores, helps reduce the appearance of inflammation like redness, breakouts and pimples, helps create balance in the skin for the appearance of clear, radiant skin tone

Blueberry Seed Oil: high antioxidant levels to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging, makes the skin look plump and firm, helps repair damaged skin and supports soothing, easing and relieving skin conditions like dryness, inflammation and redness


Apart from carrier oils, there are a number of other plant materials and ingredients sourced in nature that help support glowing and healthy-looking skin. These are important ingredients that help us create efficacious, high quality skin care products that are better for you and better for the environment.

Nature derived ingredients and their benefits in skin care:

Oat Kernel Extract: non-gluten, non-soy source of ceramides and antioxidants including vitamin E, naturally hydrating, balancing, soothes and fortifies the skin's barrier

Shea Butter: high concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins, skin softening, reduces the appearance of inflammation, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Nature Derived Hyaluronic Acid: produced through fermentation, hyaluronic acid can attract 1,000 times its weight in water to provide temporary hydration and softness to the skin, helps alleviate excessive dryness, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps plump and soften the skin

Alum Salts: liquid mineral salts derived from natural formations on rock act as a skin toner, help prevent the formation of bacteria on the skin, remove lingering traces of dirt, oil and makeup, provide toning and clarifying to the skin for a clear, fresh, radiant appearance

Elderberry Fruit Extract: helps prevent breakouts to keep skin looking healthy, supple and clear, promotes fresh, clear skin that feels toned and soothed, high in levels of vitamin A to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Aloe Leaf Juice: high in antioxidants, vitamins A & C and enzymes that help to reduce the appearance of inflammation, may help reduce the frequency and appearance of acne, treats and moisturizes the skin

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Sea Buckthorn Fruit Extract: promotes elasticity and protects against excessive dryness, helps prevent the development of fine lines and wrinkles, protective from the skin damage caused by the sun, helps strengthen the skin and restore the appearance of elasticity

Rosemary Leaf Extract: a natural, 100% plant-derived preservative that’s high in antioxidants, which allows for improved product shelf life and stability


All of these supportive, nourishing, balancing, nutritive and beneficial ingredients are included as part of the formulations that make up our brand new skin care products. We’ve created four brand new skin care lines to support all skin types, skin conditions and skin care goals:

Glow On is a three step skin care system for normal or combination skin, with a fresh, green and herbal aroma. The hero ingredient in this product line is parsley seed oil to balance and protect the skin as part of a daily routine for cleansing, hydrating and treating the face.

Glow on skincare collection

Calm-O-Mile is a three step skin care system for sensitive or irritated skin, with a mild, delicate and floral aroma. The hero ingredient in this product line is chamomile to gently treat and soften the skin as part of a daily routine for cleansing, hydrating and treating the face.

Calm-o-mile skincare collection

True Dew is a three step skin care system for dry or mature skin, with a sweet, floral and herbal aroma. The hero ingredient in this product line is rose otto to nourish and deeply hydrate the skin as part of a daily routine for cleansing, hydrating and treating the face.

True Dew skincare collection

Claritea is a three step skin care system for acne, blemish prone or oily skin, with a fresh, camphorous and medicinal aroma. The hero ingredient in this product line is tea tree to balance, soothe and clarify the skin as part of a daily routine for cleansing, toning and hydrating the face.

Claritea skincare collection
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