Our Ingredients

Take a peek at the list of ingredients on the back of your average bottle of sunscreen. If you can’t pronounce or understand anything on the list, they you probably shouldn’t put it on your body. We use only natural, organic ingredients that are derived from sources anyone can understand and trust. Explore our ingredients below!

ALOE VERA

Aloe Vera

Not only is aloe a great moisturizer, but it is also very soothing to the skin. Aloe vera is great in sunscreen for the same reasons why it is great to treat sunburns!

COCONUT OIL

Coconut Oil – Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Now found in all of our sunscreens, caprylic/capric triglyceride is a fraction of a coconut oil chemical segment. At the molecular level, caprylic triglyceride never goes rancid and is completely stable. This ingredient has a silky feel to it that leaves your skin feeling smooth and non-greasy.

GLYCERIN

Glycerin

Derived from plants (not animals), this certified organic ingredient is a type of moisturizer called a humectant, which actually draws water to the skin. Glycerin also lowers the freezing point of our sunscreens.

GREEN TEA

Green Tea - Camellia Sinensis

We are incredibly excited to add green tea to our sunscreens this year. Green Tea is a wonderful moisturizer that also has skin calming properties similar to aloe vera and lavender.


IMMORTELLE OIL
Also found only in our facial sunscreen, Immortelle Oil is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that evens out the complexion of our skin.

Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Oil

Also found only in our facial sunscreen, Immortelle Oil is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that evens out the complexion of our skin.

LAVENDER

Lavender - Lavandula Angustifolia Oil

Goddess Garden uses lavender essential oil in all of our sunscreens except the Sport and Baby products. Lavender gives our sunscreen its wonderful fragrance, but this lovely plant is also a strong anti-inflammatory that is good for minor burns, insect bites, and stings. We love our lavender!

MINERALS

Minerals – Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide

The active ingredients are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, unlike many other sunscreens that use active synthetic chemical ingredients such as oxybenzone and avobenzone. When zinc and titanium are used together like in Goddess Garden, they help make sunscreen go on sheer and non-whitening!

POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID

Polyhydroxystearic Acid

This simple ingredient is a suspending agent that keeps our formula well-balanced. Although its name sounds a little spooky, polyhydroxystearic acid is non-toxic.


RADISH

Radish - Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

Goddess Garden uses radish root as a part of our plant -based preservation system. A fun fact about radish in our sunscreen is that this ingredient is actually alive! Radish root is a “living” lactic acid just like the fermentation process is “alive.” This means that we don’t have any synthetic preservatives in our sunscreens so you know it’s good for you and good for the earth.

RASPBERRIES

Red Raspberry - Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil

New to our products in 2015, Red Raspberry Seed Oil features natural sun protection properties. This powerful ingredient is also packed with anti-aging antioxidants that will keep your skin looking youthful. Our Red Raspberry is sourced from a family farm right here in the U.S.A.

SHEA BUTTER

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Seed Oil

Our shea butter is sourced from fair trade farms in Togo, Africa. Shea butter comes from mechanically processed nuts that come from the shea tree. As an ingredient, shea butter is primarily used as a moisturizing agent. It is also an anti-inflammatory agent that reduces damage from airborne toxins and environmental impurities like pollution.

STEARIC ACID

Stearic Acid

Derived from plants, stearic acid helps keep your skin soft.


SUNFLOWER

Sunflower - Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil

Sunflower is a fantastic moisturizer that has a ton of vitamin E, which acts as a powerful antioxidant that keeps your skin looking young. Our sunflower seed oil is certified organic, non-GMO, and is sourced right here in the U.S.

TOCOPHEROL

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Tocopherol keeps our essential oils from going rancid. It is also a free radical scavenger that has great antioxidant properties!

XANTHAN GUM

Xanthan Gum

This very common ingredient is found in many food products because it thickens and stabilizes our formula. For our sunscreen, it actually creates a thickness that makes the lotion more spreadable. Xanthan gum is a chain of sugars that comes from the fermentation of glucose (sugar).