Distilled Water, Emulsifying Wax NF, Mango Butter, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol
🧪 INGREDIENT BREAKDOWN 🧪
🌱 MANGO BUTTER – Composed primarily of stearic acid and oleic acid, mango butter brings long lasting emollience to lotions and helps to nourish skin and boost elasticity and suppleness. Mango butter also contains a high amount of tannins and polyphenols which provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
🌱 COCOA BUTTER – Rich cocoa butter improves skin elasticity and forms a barrier on the skin to prevent trans-epidermal water loss.
🌱 SHEA BUTTER – High in oleic and steric acids and known to benefit dry skin. “Shea butter works like an emollient. It might help soften or smooth dry skin. Shea butter also contains substances that can reduce skin swelling. This might help treat conditions associated with skin swelling such as eczema.” (source: WebMD)
🌱 SWEET ALMOND OIL – Composed primarily of oleic acid and linoleic, sweet almond oil has excellent moisturizing qualities and helps offer some anti-inflammatory and barrier repair properties.
🌱 JOJOBA OIL – Despite its name, jojoba “oil” is technically a liquid wax. Jojoba oil moisturizes the skin and hair while providing a soft, silky feel.
🌱 SUNFLOWER OIL – Composed primarily of linoleic and oleic acids and rich in Vitamin E. Sunflower oil has excellent penetrating and moisturizing qualities while displaying good spread ability on the skin. Sunflower oil is well-tolerated by all skin types.
🌱 VEGETABLE GLYCERIN – Glycerin serves as a humectant helping to draw water in to nourish dry skin
🌱 EMULSIFYING WAX – E-waxes prevent separation of the oil phase and the water phase of lotions and cream, so the lotions are able to have both nourishing (oil phase) and hydrating (water phase) properties.
🌱 STEARIC ACID – This is a naturally occurring waxy compound that help thicken lotions and creams
🌱 PHENOXYETHANOL AND CAPRYLYL GLYCOL – Every lotion MUST have a preservative, because bad little microbes like bacteria and mold love those nourishing fats and oils just as much as our skin. Without a preservative, EVERY lotion and cream will become unsafe to use within a few days. Although they are beneficial for other reasons, antioxidants like Vitamin E and Vitamin C do not serve the same function as a preservative. This formulation uses Optiphen (listed as “Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol”) as the preservative.
🌱 FRAGRANCE – All fragrances that we use in our lotions and creams are phthalate free.
🌱 PIGMENTS AND COLORING AGENTS – Our body butters do not contain any additional coloring agents. The white color is solely from the oils and fragrances used in the formulation.