The Magic of Plant Potion: It’s All in the Ingredients
camellia sinensis (green tea) seed oil: This oil is high in vitamins A, B, D, and E, as well as the incredibly restorative omegas 3, 6, and 9. It is one of the most coveted oils from China and Japan, prized for its ability to reach the deepest levels of the skin to promote cell turnover and smooth the appearance of fine lines.
limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil: Derived from a Pacific Northwest native shrub, this luxurious oil has over 98% long-chain fatty acids, and is high in antioxidants, as well as vitamins C and E. Meadowfoam’s unique composition makes it one of the most hydrating oils, absorbing easily into the skin and creating a dewy glow.
adansonia digitata (baobab) oil: Traditionally cold pressed from the seeds of African baobab fruit trees, this oil is high in vitamins A, E, and F, as well as sterols. It helps build collagen, fights skin inflammation, and is often used to prevent scars and heal wounds.
rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil: This active oil is the ultimate multi-tasker—with 80% fatty acids, as well as vitamins A and C, it stimulates collagen production and elasticity in the skin. It works wonders on scars as well as aging skin, by fading age spots and sun damage.
oryza sativa (rice) bran oil: This oil is obtained from the outer layer of the rice kernel, and is rich in Vitamins B and E, squalene, and fatty acids. It is known to stimulate circulation and cell growth, revealing brighter skin. Better still, it is wonderfully absorbent, fades scar tissue, and has anti-melanin properties that brighten and clear the skin.
helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil: High in linoleic acid, this restorative oil has the ability to help repair skin’s barrier and reduce inflammation. Rich in lecithin, vitamins A, D, and E, and unsaturated fatty acids, it is perfect for dry, aging skin.
borago officinalis (borage seed) oil: Cold-pressed from a wildflower commonly called the "starflower,” this is the ultimate healing oil. With the highest concentration of GLA (an omega 6 fatty acid), it promotes blood flow to heal scar tissue and calm inflammation, andrestores the suppleness and elasticity to aging, dry, or scarred skin.
calendula officinalis (calendula) infused olea europaea (olive) oil: This brilliant gold flower has been used for hundreds of years to calm and heal the skin. It is anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, and stimulates collagen production while brightening the skin. Organic olive oil, rich in vitamins A and E, is infused with calendula flowers to create this curative oil.
oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil: High in antioxidants, particularly GLA, this replenishing oil not only heals the skin but can help to prevent free radical damage to the skin from environmental factors.
punica granatum (pomegranate) oil: This powerhouse oil comes from the cold-pressed organic seeds of pomegranate fruit. High in flavonoids and punicic acid, it is packed with potent antioxidants that help foster healthy skin cell regeneration.
aleurites moluccans (kukui nut) oil: Kukui has been used by native Hawaiians for centuries to soothe sunburns, moisturize dry skin, and help heal wounds. It contains omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins A, C, and E, which protect the skin by preventing free radical damage while promoting cell turnover.
lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil: One of the most therapeutic oils for the skin, lavender is antibiotic and antiseptic, and is incredible at reducing inflammation. Lavender helps stimulate the cells to regenerate more quickly, balances oil production, helps even skin tone, and calms the mind.
citrus aurantium (neroli) essential oil: This uplifting oil is extremely nourishing and active, stimulating cell growth and skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of scars, and helping to heal broken capillaries.
citrus sinensis (blood orange) essential oil: Distilled from the sweet orange tree, this oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, and promotes blood flow and collagen production. Also note that citrus sinensis is not phototoxic (like bitter orange oil).