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Starting with the first batch of sunscreen mixed in the family kitchen, our skincare products use all natural ingredients to protect the skin and feed it the nourishment it needs. Because every ingredient comes from nature, all our organic skincare products are safe for people and the planet. And if you’re wondering about those long names in parenthesis after some ingredients, don’t worry! They’re based on the ingredient’s scientific name and are required on cosmetic packaging. We included them so you know what to look for.

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Gluconolactone

A natural humectant, it draws water to the skin and provides skin conditioning benefits. Gluconolactone offers similar benefits to alphahydroxy acids, but is extra gentle, making it suitable for sensitive skin.

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Glycerin

Also called glycerol, glycerin is a colorless, odorless, syrupy, sweet liquid, usually obtained by the saponification of natural fats and oils. We use it as a skin emollient. It’s a natural humectant, meaning it actually draws water to the skin. Glycerin also lowers the freezing point of skincare products. The glycerin we use is organic and plant derived. As part of the organic certification, special care must be taken to ensure the entire process (from growth to production) is sustainable and environmentally sound.

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Glyceryl Caprylate

A combination of glycerin and fatty acids, it is traditionally used as a skin conditioner, but we use it for a dual purpose. Fungi, particularly yeasts, hate this element so, together with glyceryl undecylenate, we use its antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties to aid as a preservative, while soothing the skin. It can replace harsh preservatives, like parabens and phenoxyethanol. Similar in sources to glycerin, glyceryl caprylate can come from animal or vegetable sources. Ours is vegetable derived and comes from sunflower, coconut or palm.

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Glyceryl Oleate

Composed of glycerin and oleic acid (a natural fatty acid), glyceryl oleate helps ensure lotions and creams do not separate, while providing skin softening properties at the same time.

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Glyceryl Stearate

Used to lift and remove dirt, glyceryl stearate also helps keep the ingredients from separating. It is found naturally in vegetable oils and is also present in the human body.

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Glyceryl Stearate Citrate

A citric acid ester of glyceryl stearate, it’s an emulsifier with a dual purpose of helping the skin retain moisture.

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