Reclaim Your Radiance: 6 nourishing ingredients to feed your winter skin

From the time we were children, we learned the importance of eating healthy foods and how a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water could profoundly impact our overall health.

But what about our skin? It’s our body’s largest organ, protecting us 24/7. What if we “fed” our skin the same high-quality ingredients? Nutritious, organic ingredients that left us feeling and looking good from the inside out.

This winter, give your skin some extra love and care by “feeding it” ingredients that are clean, nourishing, and wholesome. Here are six of our faves to be on the lookout for.

*Pro-tip: If possible, choose ingredients that are certified organic. Not only is it healthier for your skin, but it’s better for the planet as organic ingredients are grown using soil health practices.

Baobab Oil 

Senegal

Nourishing Ingredient: Baobab
Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil

The oil pressed from Baobab seeds is rich in vitamins A, D, E, F, as well as omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. These polyunsaturated fatty acids are a critical component for maintaining good health, both inside and out. On the skin, they act to preserve and maintain the integrity of the skin barrier, which can help protect against dryness and premature aging.

We love it in: Rose Cleansing Milk 

Rose Cleansing Milk

This ultra-gentle, non-drying cleanser is perfect for removing makeup and impurities or as a daily restorative whenever skin feels dry or sensitive.

Jojoba Oil 

Israel / Argentina

Nourishing Ingredient: Jojoba
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

We love this ingredient so much that it can be found in 32 of our products! Although the term oil is used to describe it, jojoba is actually a liquid plant wax or ester derived from a desert shrub. Almost chemically identical to sebum (the oil our skin naturally produces), jojoba has a balancing effect, helping to regulate your skin’s natural oil production and let your natural beauty shine through. Jojoba also contains a bounty of naturally occurring, skin nourishing vitamins: A, B, C, E, and K.

We love it in: Jojoba Hair Oil for Dry Scalp

Jojoba Hair Oil

A dry scalp needs extra hydration to heal, so we created a synergistic blend of plant oils to deeply moisturize, while soothing dry scalp and improving hair texture. Jojoba Oil conditions hair and scalp and balances oil production.

Argan Oil 

Morocco

Nourishing Ingredient: Argan
Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil

With high levels of vitamin E and essential fatty acids (oleic acid and linoleic acid), argan oil is an excellent choice for dry skin. It has been shown to improve skin elasticity and hydration by restoring the barrier function and maintaining the water-holding capacity. Not only is argan oil quickly absorbed, but it can also increase skin permeability and allow for better absorption of other beneficial oils. Lightweight and non-comedogenic, it’s a great fit for all skin types and contains the delightful benefits of polyphenols, tocopherols, sterols, squalene, and triterpene alcohols.

We love it in: Argan Face Oil 

Argan Face Oil

Argan Face Oil is an exotic blend of certified organic plant-based superfoods formulated to protect, moisturize, restore, and balance all skin types.

Castor Oil 

India

Nourishing Ingredient: Castor Oil
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil

Castor oil has many benefits when used topically. Cold-pressed from the seeds of the castor bean plant, its unique blend of fatty acids (high in ricinoleic acid) makes it intensely moisturizing and calming. Castor oil is an excellent humectant, helping to lock in moisture. And while it’s heavier and slower to absorb than many vegetable oils, it’s non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and acts as a great skin softener.

We love it in: Seabuckthorn Cleansing Oil 

Seabuckthorn Cleansing Oil

Inspired by thousands of years of skin care tradition, our Seabuckthorn Face Cleansing Oil lightly cleanses normal to dry skin. Castor and Apricot lift impurities while Seabuckthorn, Sunflower, Olive, and Jojoba replenish essential vitamins, fatty acids, and lipids. Clears away makeup and impurities— leaving your skin feeling clean, balanced, and nourished!

Pomegranate Oil 

Turkey

Nourishing Ingredient: Pomegranate Oil
Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Extract / Oil

Pomegranate seed oil is well known for its high concentration of polyphenolic compounds, which can help protect the skin from internal and external sources of oxidative stress. Pomegranate oil is a good source of essential fatty acids, phenolic compounds, and phytosterols and contains >60% unsaturated fatty acids, including linoleic acid (omega-6) and oleic acid. 

We love it in: Rose Body Oil 

Rose Body Oil

Damascus Rose Body Oil is an elegant blend of naturally restorative oils that honors the beautifully evolving body. Super-absorbent Jojoba and antioxidant-rich Pomegranate soothe and nourish dry, delicate or combination skin leaving it supple, radiant and with a youthful glow.

Apricot Oil 

Italy

Apricot oil is an excellent skin moisturizer that helps maintain softness, pliability, and overall skin health. Cold-pressed from fruit kernels, it’s a light, non-greasy emollient that penetrates the skin easily and has a sweet, nutty aroma. Apricot oil is also high in antioxidant vitamins A and E, as well as linoleic (omega-6) and alpha-linoleic (omega-3) essential fatty acids.

We love it in: Unscented Cleansing Oil 

Unscented Cleansing Oil

The most gentle of all of our cleansing oils, the Unscented Cleansing Oil gently cleanses and soothes sensitive skin. We reduced the amount of Castor oil to ensure a gentle cleanse while we increased Apricot and Calendula, ingredients that are ultra-soothing to the skin.

Keep your natural beauty glowing this winter with some of the most nourishing ingredients nature has to offer. Trust us when we say your skin will thank you for loving it so darn well.

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