Category Archives: Ingredients

Why Vitamin C??

The antioxidant properties of vitamin C make it a vital molecule for skin health. Studies have shown that vitamin C may help prevent and treat UV-induced photodamage and stimulate repair of DNA damaged skin.  The use of vitamin C in topical applications has been shown to decrease wrinkling, decrease apparent roughness, and increase production of […]

What, exactly, is a Serum?

Serums deliver powerful smaller molecular ingredients that can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. This makes them a great tool for targeting wrinkles and compromised skin due to illness and medications.  Serums can be full of moisturizing agents like hyaluronic acid to help skin retain moisture. It […]

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Did you know? Hyaluronic acid isn’t actually an acid at all! Unlike other acids used in skincare products, hyaluronic acid doesn’t remove dead cells from your skin – it actually holds water, vital to optimal skin health. Hyaluronic acid has the consistency of a viscous gel, and is already produced by your body. Roughly half […]

What, Exactly, are Plant Stem Cells?

What, exactly, are plant stem cells? Stem cells are a special type of cell in an organism that can develop into many different types of cells. They are undifferentiated cells that have not yet chosen a path. Plant stem cells live in the meristems of plants to help regenerate live plants after injury. They have […]

What is Collagen and why do we need it??

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, accounting for approximately one third of its protein composition. It’s one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Collagen is also found in many other body parts, including blood vessels, corneas and teeth. The word comes from the Greek word “kólla,” […]

You asked for it…CBD!

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, it is one of over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant. CBD is not a psychoactive, which makes it a good option for pain relief and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs. CBD oil is an extraction of the […]

Yoga in a Bottle for your skin: Skin Guardian™ SPF 20 Daily Moisturizer

Sunscreen is one of the most important steps you can take to maintain the health and long term beauty of your skin. Sunscreen should be a daily habit to help prevent sun damage and skin cancers, including Melanoma. There’s a major point of difference in how sunscreens work: either by absorbing or reflecting the sun’s rays. Sunblock is either Chemical […]

The Sea Active Difference: Biogenic Seaweed Antioxidant Broth vs. Water

The main ingredient in 97% of skin care products, organic or not, is purified, deionized water. Some lines have plant extracts such as aloe for their main ingredient. I looked at cosmetic chemistry more like a chef.  If I am baking a brownie and my brownie tastes awful, am I going to use the same cocoa […]