Betaine (from sugar beets):
Inspired by the dry desert, which contains high saline soil, we use betaine derived from sugar beets as it is found to contain high-tolerance to salinity stress environment. Betaine (or trimethylglycine) is a type of amino acid molecule that can function as both surfactant and humectant. Betaine is none sensitizing or irritating to the skin, and is a great alternative to SLS/SLES (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/ and Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate), which are the harsher surfactant found in most soap and foaming products (that strip your skin of natural moisture balance). A long-term build-up of SLS/SLES can lead to skin irritation (comedogenic) and can cause your skin to become vulnerable to developing acne. Derived as a by-product of sugar beets' molasse, betaine is a sustainable, non-toxic ingredient (biocompatible to your skin long-term), and also contains anti-inflammatory properties when formulated with cocamidopropyl betaine.
Sodium PCA (Sodium Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid):
Sodium PCA is a type of amino acid that is found in our skin's natural moisturizing factor. It functions as a humectant that helps keep skin supple by drawing moisture in the air to the outer layer of the skin. Sodium PCA is also suitable for people with sensitive skin, whose skin barrier is compromised. Aside from that, we add Sodium PCA to help plump up your skin and to correct your skin texture.
Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil:
Sandalwood oil is derived from the aromatic wood of Genus Santalum tree. Rich in antioxidant, it helps improves skin elasticity, reduces dryness, and generate skin cells turnover. It also contains anti-acne and anti-inflammatory properties that heals wounds, acne, and rashes. The active compound alpha-santalol in sandalwood oil helps even out skin complexion and skin pigmentation. Its deep, woody scent contains a sedative effect that helps calms mind and body. Our sandalwood oil uses the method of steam distillation, which is the best method to preserve the natural benefits of the plant.
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil:
Bergamot oil (cold-pressed, Furocoumarin-free & Bergapten-free) is derived from the citrus fruit of bergamot orange that helps balance oil production on skin. High in antibacterial and astringent properties, it helps unclog pores without disturbing the lipid barrier, treat blemishes and acne. The scent of bergamot helps calm stress and tension that works as natural anti-depressant.
Pogostemon Cablin Oil:
Patchouli oil is derived from the aromatic patchouli plant that is rich in sterols, flavonoids, and various phytochemicals. It helps reduce the appearance of wrinkle, blemishes, and regenerate and renew skin for glowing complexion. Also contains soothing and moisturizing properties. Our patchouli oil are steam-distilled to preserve its natural benefits.
Vitamin-E is a type of antioxidant that prevents oxidative damage to skin cells by helping to remove free radicals. Vitamin-E is a great source of moisturizer that can help soften your skin and keep your skin hydrated with its long-lasting moisture retention properties.