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The Truth About Our Ingredients

 

If its not natural...its not here.  All of the products you find on this site are 100% natural, SLS free, paraben free, alcohol free, and fragrance free and they are made with no animal testing.

 


The Bad Guys We Never Use…

Parabens, used as a product preservative, are no longer considered safe.  They are hormonal disrupters and accumulate in the fatty tissue of the body.  

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
is a sudsing-agent and degreaser used in 90% of personal care products and industrial cleaning products that foam.  Studies have shown it to cause eye damage, skin irritation, labored breathing, and damage to the skin’s immune system.  When combined with other chemicals and absorbed through the skin, it becomes carcinogenic.

Fragrance
is made from mostly synthetic ingredients which can indicate the presence of up to 4,000 separate ingredients, many toxic or carcinogenic.  It can cause headaches, dizziness, allergic rashes, skin discoloration, vomiting, and skin irritation.  Fragrance can affect the central nervous system, causing depression, hyperactivity, and irritability.  

Alcohol dries and irritates the skin, stripping it of moisture and protection.  It is derived from petroleum and is found in a wide variety of products from anti-bacterial hand wash to antifreeze.  Alcohol can cause development of brown spots, wrinkles, and more serious side effects such as headaches, nausea, and depression.

Propylene Glycol (PG) is a solvent made from petroleum.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers PG so toxic that workers using the substance must wear gloves, protective clothing, and goggles.  Yet this product is still allowed to be used in deodorants and other over-the-counter products.

Peak Scents Only Uses the Good Guys

Aloe Vera, from the succulent plant, can be in powder, gel, or juice form.  It is anti-inflammatory, keeps the skin soft and smooth, and is an excellent treatment for sunburns.

Almond Oil comes from the nut, and is an excellent emollient, absorbs easily, and promotes smooth application of products onto the skin.

Alpha Lipoic Acid is the strongest and longest lasting antioxidant, which fights free radicals in any part of the cell.  Alpha lipoid acid works to improve the overall appearance of the skin.  It is best for treating wrinkles, under-eye bags, enlarged pores, and acne scars.

Apricot Oil is high in Panothenic Acid and Vitamins A, B, D & E.  It is perfect for dry, mature skin and has a light sunscreen effect.

Arrowroot Powder is known as a thickener for soups and baked goods.  It is an excellent carrier for mixing mineral powders.

Beeswax is a thickener and emulsifier obtained from the honeycomb and is emollient and anti-microbial.

Borage Oil reduces the aging process and the damage caused by UV rays and is used to decrease inflammatory swelling.

Buffered Calcium delivers nutrients to cells and balances PH levels.

Coco Butter is a natural fat expressed from roasted seeds. It is a lubricant and emollient base and acts as a skin softener and protectant.

Coenzyme Q-10
is a powerful antioxidant used to prevent and reverse damage done to the skin.  It increases the skin’s self-renewal capabilities.

Comfrey Leaf comes from a plant used for centuries for its healing powers.  Comfrey contains chlorophyll, the green coloring matter for plants, which protects the skin from sun damage.  Allantoin and mucopolysaccharides are two constituents in comfrey which promote cell regeneration, are soothing and anti-inflammatory, healing, and moisturizing.

DMAE is a naturally produced nutrient.  When applied topically, it will increase tone and firmness of the skin over time.

Essential Oils are 100% pure, all natural substitutes for synthetic fragrance.  

  • Frankincense reduces wrinkles while increasing the skin’s elasticity.
  • Geranium is anti-inflammatory and increases circulation.
  • Lavender is soothing and anti-inflammatory.  It promotes new cell growth while preventing scarring, acne, and dermatitis.
  • Ylang-ylang normalizes sebum (oil glands in the skin) production.

Grape Seed Oil contains polyphenols, the most effective anti-oxidants.  It protects elasticity and collagen and helps to tighten and tone the skin.  Grape seed oil is high in Vitamin E, Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), and Omega 6.

Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant that protects skin cells from free radical damage.  Research has shown it to be effective against skin cancer when applied topically.  It is known to increase the effectiveness of sunscreen additives such as shea butter and zinc oxide.  

Horsetail is an herb that contains a high amount of silica, which helps build collagen and all connective tissue while increasing elasticity.

Jojoba Oil is a Southwest desert shrub whose seeds are a natural source of oil, wax, and butter.  The properties of jojoba oil  are closest to the our skins own waxy oil.  It is non-comedegenic (doesn’t clog the pores), has sun protection properties, and is an excellent moisturizer for the skin.

Olive Oil plumps dry skin instantly, making it excellent for mature skin.

Rice Bran Wax comes from the bran that has been removed from rice during processing.  It is a light weight emulsifier and thickener which feels great on the skin

Seaweed stimulates collagen production, tones, and firms the skin.

Shea Butter comes from the mangrifolia tree in central Africa.  It contains linoleic acid which is ideal for soothing dry or irritated skin.  Tests show it provides high levels of protection from the sun’s UV rays and prevents burning.

Titanium Dioxide is an inorganic salt produced as a white powder.  It is an excellent sunscreen, and used as a pigment in cosmetics for its covering power, brilliance, and reflectivity.

Vitamin C  treats fine lines and wrinkles, sun-damaged, sunburned, inflamed and irritated skin.  It is excellent for sagging skin that has lost firmness due to damaged or lost collagen.

Vitamin E Tocopherols are anti-oxidant and free radical scavengers which increase moisture in the skin.  They act as a preservative and are excellent for reducing scars and healing wounds.

Witch Hazel is an herb which reduces inflammation and skin irritation.  It tightens and tones the skin, and is a natural substitute for alcohol.

Zinc Oxide is a white solid mineral occurring in nature as zincite.  It is used to protect the skin fro the suns burning rays.