Ultimate Aloe Ingredients Benefits
Organic Aloe Barbadensis Juice – Taken from the inner gel portion of the Aloe plant. Known worldwide to heal burns, fight bacteria, viruses, fungus and parasites. Aids in increasing blood circulation. Helps relieve inflammatory conditions such as Arthritis and draws out infection.
Coconut Oil – Great for hair care, stress relief, it is a superb moisturizer, easing skin dryness and flaking. Also relieves Psoriasis, Eczema and skin infections. It helps prevent bruising and premature aging.
Steric Acid – Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) and emulsifier (keeps a cream from separating). It is a naturally occurring fatty acid. Ours is from a vegetable source.
Vegetable Glycerin – A natural food substance which helps retain moisture in the skin and pulls oxygen into the skin.
Cetyl Alcohol – A solid substance that does not evaporate and does not dry out the skin. Used to make a cream smoother and as an emulsifier. It is an organic alcohol from a plant source. The FDA states that it is safe for food use. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) states it is safe for use in cosmetics.
Glyceryl Sterate – Comes from vegetable fats and oils. It acts as a lubricant, making the skin soft and smooth in appearance.
PEG-100 Stearate – Comes from a naturally occurring fatty acid. It cleans the skin and hair by helping water mix with the oils and dirt so it can be rinsed away. The CIR reevaluated the it’s safety for usage in cosmetics in 2002 and concluded that it is safe to use in cosmetics.
Allantoin – Used as a skin conditioner and skin protectant. Commonly derived from plants such as Comfrey, Horse Chestnut and Bearberry.
Panthenol – Comes from Vitamin B5. FDA includes this as a nutrient (vitamin) used in dietary supplements. Acts as a lubricant on the skin and enhances the appearance and feel of hair by increasing hair body, suppleness, improving the texture of hair that has been damaged physically or by chemical treatment.
Cranberry – Rich in Vitamin C and helps the body and skin fight infection.
Vitamin E – A powerful anti-oxidant, it helps resolve aging effects on skin and also helps relieve Psoriasis and Eczema.
Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) – A naturally occurring form of vitamin A. approved by the FDA as a nutrient that can be added to food. CIR also reaffirmed it as safe in 2005. Reytinyl Palmitate has been proven to be effective as an anti-aging ingredient.
Calcium Ascorbate (Vitamin C) – Another powerful anti-oxidant, which in also combats skin wrinkling.
White Willowbark – Anti-bacterial which aids acne. It is also used for pain, headaches and inflammatory conditions, such as Arthritis. The source of the active ingredient for pain relief in aspirin.
Organic Calendula Officinalis Extract – Also known as Pot Marigold. It is an extract from the whole plant. FDA approves its use as a spice and natural seasoning. CIR assesses it as safe for cosmetic use. It is used for skin conditioning.
Organic Green Tea Leaf Extract – This is used as an astringent and antioxidant. It is considered to be 200 X more powerful as an antioxidant as Vitamin E. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Green Tea Extract helps promote the health and quantity of collegen.
Organic Jojoba Seed Oil – This oil does many things for the skin. It is a skin & hair conditioner. It cleanses (surfactant) and is an emulsifier.
Arnica Montana Flower Extract – FDA approved to be added to food. Used to reduce flaking and restore suppleness to the skin.
Organic Chamomile Flower Extract – Chamomile reduces inflammation, irritation, skin redness and promotes granulation and skin cell regeneration.
Rosemary Leaf Extract – This acts as a anti-microbial agent, anti-oxidant, deodorant agent and skin conditioner.
Potassium Sorbate – GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA as a preservative in foods. It is effective in controlling molds and yeast growth. CIR recognized as safe in 2006.
Dead Sea Mineral Salts – From the Dead Sea in Israel and has been used for centuries to heal the body and skin. The salts are composed of several minerals, not just sodium. They are:
Magnesium – Slows aging and combats stress and fluid retention.
Calcium – Prevents water retention and increases circulation of blood.
Potassium – Works to balance skin moisture.
Bromides – This salt eases muscle stiffness and relaxes the muscles.
Sodium – Helps lymphatic fluid balance.
Carbomer – Used as an emulsifier. It also has the ability to absorb and retain water, helping to keep the skin moisturized.
Phenoxyethanol – An anti-bacterial preservative, which has been approved by the UK Soil Association for use in organic beauty products.
Ethylhexyglycerin – Derived from grains, it is a non-paraben, non-formaldehyde preservative that is widely accepted as safe for use in cosmetics. It is believed to be the gentlest most effective preservative available today.