Source Vitál Apothecary
Ingredient Glossary

"A product can be no better than its components."

- Jerry Pope, Source Vitál Founder

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Globally sourced, and made in the U.S.A., the building blocks of our formulations come from the best ingredients in the world, and sourced from trusted relationships we've built for more than three decades.

In each and every product manufactured by Source Vitál Apothecary, is made from our unique combinations of all-natural, high quality essential oils and botanical oils, whole plant extracts, mineral-rich algae, sea salts, clays, and other ingredients derived from nature - and NEVER any harmful, potentially toxic additives.
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100% pure and natural abyssinian oil for skin and hair health

Abyssinian Oil

This 100% natural oil is perfect for use in massage, skin care, and hair care. With its natural contents of Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, proteins and minerals, this oil is lightweight and leaves the skin with a moisturized, yet non-greasy feel. Abyssinian finds itself used for all skin types. A rich source of unsaturated fatty acids, this oil gives the appearance of smooth, supple skin, and helps to reduce the appearance of line and wrinkles. We formulate it into many of our products, from Active Silt Mask, Algae Deep Cleanse, Sir Vital Cleanse, Body Lotions, and many more.
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coconut-derived activated charcoal used in Source Vital product formulations

Activated Charcoal

Derived from coconuts, activated charcoal is a super, multi-tasking, ingredient that can purify the skin from toxins and impurities, revealing a flawless looking complexion, and skin that feels in balance. It can be found as an active ingredient in facial masks and cleansers.
organic chlorella algae extract for skin care

Algae - Organic Chlorella Powder

Derived from freshwater algae, Chlorella may be one of the most ancient forms of life on this planet. A fabulous superfood for your skin, it is packed with Vitamin A, C, K and B-vitamins. This nutrient-rich antioxidant hydrates and protects from free radical damage, premature aging and the look of tired, lackluster skin. Studies on peptides from Chlorella show that they may help diminish premature aging and sun damage. Studies by medical chemistry experts show convincing evidence that this algae is helpful in topical application for inflamed skin and wounds. We are believers! You will find this beautiful green powder as the star ingredient in our Chlorella-Hydra facial Mask and many other facial skin care products.

Algae - Laminaria Digitata

Part of the brown algae family, laminaria digitata, is packed with vitamins, minerals, trace elements, beta-carotenes, amino acids and enzymes. It is used in skin care, bath and body, and personal care products to nourish, hydrate and purify. We use it to attack the visible signs of aging and to promote a clear, healthy-looking complexion. It is a main active ingredient in our skin care collection, best-selling natural deodorant, and many bath and body products.
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Algae - Lithothamnium Calcareum

This Red Algae is good for giving skin and body a refreshed and detoxed feel. High in mineral calcium and magnesium, Lithothamnium has a coral-like appearance and grows in deep ocean waters, with little access to sunlight. It is especially helpful in improving the look and feel of fluid retention, smoothing the look of acne scarring, and preventing the formation of stretch marks. Lithothamnium is an active ingredient in many of our specialty bath and body products, and skin care.
natural aloe vera ingredient in Source Vital products

Aloe Vera

Most commonly known for cooling and easing the sting of a sunburn, Aloe Vera has been used topically to treat skin irritations for centuries. It hydrates the skin four times faster than water, can penetrate down into the deepest layers of the skin, and acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish moisture levels. With additional benefits for acne-prone skin and aging skin, the beneficial properties for this natural ingredient go on and on. Aloe Vera is a mainstay in many of our facial products formulated for sensitive skin and specialty body products such as Algae & Aloe Cool Gel and Merecul MultiLotion.
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natural, organic argan oil ingredient in Source Vital products

Organic Argan Oil

Argan Oil is an ancient oil, sourced from Morocco. Ours is organic, virgin, and cold pressed. Multipurpose, we use it for all skin types. Being both non-greasy and moisturizing, it is especially indicated for hydrating and balancing the look and feel of acne, oily, and skin types that congest easily. Rich in antioxidant like Vitamins E and A, linoleic acid, and Omega-6 fatty acids, Argan helps improve the appearance of inflamed skin, while it hydrates and nourishes. It is also renown for hair and scalp health. You will find Argan in our Body Lotions, Hair & Scalp Elixir, Immacule Elixir, Luminous Infusion, SV23 Phyto Serum, and Sir Vitál CONDITION Beard Oil.
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natural, arnica flower extract ingredient in Source Vital products

Arnica Flower Extract

Used since the early 1500's, Arnica is a well-known natural option for the temporary relief of the discomfort of aches and pains. The primary components of Arnica are sesquiterpene lactones, which are responsible for its reported anti-inflammatory properties. There is some evidence that constant, repetitive use of arnica, brings on the best results. More popular than ever, you seldom see a topical analgesic product made for aches, pains and bruising, without Arnica used as an active ingredient. Our Sports Balm and Merecul MultiLotion is no exception.
natural, organic avocado oil ingredient in Source Vital products

Organic Avocado Oil

Full of antioxidants, Avocado Oil will improve the appearance of inflamed, dry, sensitive, and itchy skin. Organic, unrefined, cold-pressed, and sourced from Kenya, our high-quality avocado oil is an incredibly rich oil that contains monounsaturated fats, such as oleic acid, lecithin, vitamin B, D, and E, phytosterols, chlorophyll, and carotenoids. This oil feeds the skin with nutrients vital to keeping it looking radiant and youthful. That's why it is such a great ingredient in facial moisturizers and face oil serums like SV23.
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Bergamot Essential Oil

Just inhaling Bergamot Essential Oil gives you a feeling of calm with its relaxing and uplifting aroma. A lesser known citrus oil, our Bergamot is sourced from Italy, where it has been used for centuries. This happy, peaceful scent is a great addition to many of our aromatherapy blends.
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Organic Camellia Oil

Packed with skin-loving vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that protect the skin from the signs of aging, Camellia Seed Oil is deeply nourishing, penetrates the skin quickly while protecting the skin against moisture loss, and doesn't leave behind any greasy residue. Our organic, cold-pressed, wild crafted Camellia Oil is 100% pure and does not contain any fillers. Sourced from China, it offers rich nutrients, especially Vitamins A, B, D, and E, and Omega - 3, 6 and 9. This oil is a high source of oleic and linoleic acids, helping to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the look of acne and other ski irritations. This oil is used in many of our bath and body products, facial masks and infusions.
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Chamomile Roman Essential Oil

Chamomile Roman has a long history as a folk remedy for everything from stress to nausea. Roman soldiers were said to have used the oil to enhance mental clarity and courage. It is powerful in promoting restful sleep, which is why we've added it as a key ingredient in our Tranquil Essential Oil Blend.
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Clary Sage Essential Oil

This essential oil is loved for its fresh, herbal, slightly sweet aroma. Used to calm the feeling of tension and release a sense of euphoria, Clary Sage is also a great ingredient used in skin care for mature, aging skin. Clary Sage is one of our favorite ingredients to use in skin care, bath and body.
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Clove Bud Essential Oil

Clove Bud is a warm, spicy, intensely aromatic essential oil. In fact, it is considered an aphrodisiac in some cultures. You will find Clove Bud in our Chakra 3 and Spirit Essential Oil Blends.
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100% pure sea salts sourced from the Dead Sea

Dead Sea Salts

These legendary salts sourced from the Dead Sea are rich in therapeutic minerals, such as magnesium and bromide, that provide a number of benefits for the skin and body. Dead Sea Salts give skin a soft, smooth appearance while offering a feel of purification. They also protect the skin from external irritants and the feeling of inflammation, and improve the look and feel of some skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Dead Sea Salts are a key ingredient in scrubs, bath soaks and other body products.
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natural elder flower extract good for acne, inflammed skin and protects from free radicals

Elder Flower Extract

Elder Flower Extract comes from the five-petaled flowers that grow on elderflower shrubs. Packed with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, bioflavonoids, choline, tannins, pectin, quercetin, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. It holds purifying properties that prevent the appearance of acne and soothe the look and feel of inflammation such as acne breakouts. Elder Flowers softens and smooths the skin and is a powerful antioxidant that prevents the signs of aging - especially development of lines and wrinkles and improving the look of sun damage. We use it as a key ingredient in Lemon Gel Cleanser, Silt Scrub and other skin and body care products.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

100% pure Eucalyptus Essential Oil has beneficial properties that encourage deep breathing and the feel of a healthy respiratory system. Used to relieve the discomfort of congestion due to cold, flu or allergies, energize the spirit, and promote the clearing of negative energies. Sourced from Australia, Eucalyptus Oil is a key ingredient in our popular
Respiratory product collection.
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100% pure and natural wild crafted frankincense essential oil

Frankincense Essential Oil

Most commonly known as one of the Three Wise Men's gifts to Jesus, Frankincense has been a precious natural ingredient for centuries. Ancient Egyptians believed in its skin rejuvenation powers and put Frankincense in face masks and cosmetics. It is also a grounding oil that can help ease the feeling of mood swings and promote tranquility. Frankincense is a key ingredient in many of our skin care products designed to improve the appearance of aging skin.
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100% pure and natural French Green Clay

French Green Clay

Sourced from the Montmorillonite area of France, this clay is rich in minerals and phytonutrients and is highly absorbant, which is why it is great for normal to oily and acne-prone skin. Purifying, draws out toxins, dirt, oily and impurities from the skin, shrinks the appearance of pores and helps to balance the look and feel of excess oil/sebum. It also promotes a sense of healing to irritations such as acne breakouts. It's a great addition to the Charcoal Clay Mask.

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Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium has a sweet, fresh, green, slightly citrus aroma with a faint scent of Rose, which it shares many properties. This oil is great in skin care and soothes feelings of nervous tension, and helps support the body's healing ability to improve wounds and burns. It is the star ingredient in our Geranium Facial Cleanser.
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Grapefruit Pink Essential Oil

Like the other citrus "happy" oils, Grapefruit Pink is bright and fresh with just a hint of sweet. Out high-quality Grapefruit Pink oil is sourced in the U.S.A. and is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. We have included Grapefruit in many of our aromatherapy blends and skin care designed to improve the look of oily skin.
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Green Tea Extract high in polyphenols to protect from skin aging

Green Tea Extract

Green Tea has found great notoriety in the last few years as a nutritional tea. Abundant in nutrients and antioxidants, Green Tea Extract is full of polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants that hunt down and attack free radicals that promote aging of our skin. Others benefits appear to be excellent for diminishing the appearance of clogged pores and acne. It also provides promotes a feeling of calm and balance that helps to ease the look and feel of inflammation. A wide range of products include this extract in their ingredient listings including Active Silt Mask, Algae Serums, MerGel and our collection of First Aid products.

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organic hemp seed oil by source vital

Organic Hemp Seed Oil

Dubbed "natures most perfectly balanced oil" because of its balance of perfect ratio of amino fatty acids, Hemp Seed Oil hydrates, calms and nourishes all skin types, even oily skin. Our organic, cold-pressed Hemp Seed Oil, sourced from Canada, comes from the cannabis sativa varietal, specifically raised without any of the substances associated with impairing mental processes, mainly tetrahydrocannabinol, also called THC. It is used in many facial and body care products.
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hyaluronic acid to protect the skin barrier

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally-occurring humectant that holds 1,000 times its weight in moisture. It fortifies the skin’s hydration barrier, locking in moisture, and visibly plumping the skin, which reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, without leaving any oily residue. A great ingredient for all skin types. You can find Hyaluronic Acid in our new and improved Algae Serums, Facial Masks, and fabulous Liposome Serum.

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100% pure inula graveolens elecampane essential oil

Inula Graveolens Essential Oil

Often known as Elecampane, this powerful essential oil is the mother or all "Mucolytic" oils used to improve the quality of breathing when suffering from respiratory issues such as coughs, bronchitis. This precious oil is sourced from France and is steam distilled in copper pots. Inula Graveolens is the main ingredient in our Spiracle Natural Elixir, formulated to improve the discomfort of symptoms related to chronic congestion and sore throats.
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organic jojoba gold oil for the skin

Organic Jojoba Gold Oil

With a makeup similar the skin's natural sebum, Jojoba Gold is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals that feed the skin, soften and moisturize without leaving a greasy, oily feel. It's a great choice for all skin types, from dry skin to oily skin. It won't clog pores and helps to keep the skin in harmony. Our Jojoba Gold Oil is organic and cold-pressed to retain it's maximum benefits. It is used as a carrier oil and in many facial care products.
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Kaolin Clay

Kaolin Clay is a very gentle clay, suitable for all skin types. Non-drying, Kaolin is used to deep cleanse pores, remove impurities from the skin and promote a clean, toned look to all complexions. It is non-drying and helps to soften the feel of the skin. We love this clay because it effectively encourages a clarified look to the skin without causing any redness or irritation.You will find this Kaolin Clay as an ingredient in many facial masks and cleansers.

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100% pure Lavender Essential Oil sourced from France

Lavender Essential Oil

In the world of aromatherapy, Lavender is the most versatile and well known essential oil. Referred to as the "universal oil" it is non-toxic, non-irritating
and safe for all skin types. With a fresh, slightly floral, herbal scent, Lavender soothes and calms the mind and releases blocked energy, while it's physical benefits purify and hydrate the skin, reduce the feeling of inflammation, and promote a feeling of health and healing. Our high-quality oil comes from the famous lavender fields in Provence, France.
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100% pure and natural lemon essential oil

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil's aroma is fresh, light, citrusy and slightly sweet. It is used to care for oily and acne-prone skin, cleanse the look of congested pores, and improve the symptoms associated with headaches, insomnia, nosebleeds, colds and flu. Find Lemon Essential Oil in many of our aromatherapy blends and skin care products.
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100% pure and natural Lemongrass essential oil

Lemongrass Essential Oil

The scent of Lemongrass immediately makes you think clean and fresh. This is true for both the spirit and physical spaces. This popular oil promotes letting go of negative feelings, is energizing, and protects the skin from germs that can cause infections and irritations. Plus, it's a great oil to have on hand as an insect repellent. You can find it in our body lotions, creams and serums formulated to promote healthy feet, hands and nails.
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Mango Seed Butter

Extracted from the pit of a mango fruit, Mango Seed Butter is a deeply hydrating and nourishing ingredient that is packed with vitamins A and C. Similar to other nut butters, like Shea or Cocoa, Mango seed is used to moisturize and protect dry skin. It is especially good at promoting a plumped look to the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and encouraging glowing, healthy-looking skin. Our high quality Mango Seed Butter is organic. You can find it in our Chlorella-Hydra Facial Mask and SHAVE natural shaving lotion.

Organic Matcha Powder

This high quality green tea powder contains powerful antioxidants, amino acids and chlorophyll that can calm the look of inflammation, and remove toxins and free radicals that can damage the skin. Matcha works well for sensitive skin types and oily, acne-prone skin because it allows the body to naturally balance sebum production. Matcha can also offer a fresh, revitalized appearance. It is the key ingredient in the Matcha Cool Mask.
natural menthol to ease aches and pains

Natural Menthol

The cooling and comforting properties of Menthol are perfect for addressing physical aches and pains like cramps, sore muscles, sprains and even headaches, dizziness and nausea. The natural version of this ingredient comes from Peppermint essential oil that is quick frozen into crystals that can be formulated into topical products. You can find this dynamic ingredient in our Merecul MultiLotion, Sports Balm and Sir Vital SHAVE and other products formulated to ease bodily discomforts.

Myrrh Essential Oil

Sourced from the Red Sea region of Somalia, Myrrh is a beloved ancient oil used in religious ceremonies, traditional medicine and skin care. With some similar properties to Frankincense, Myrrh is a powerful ingredient in promoting a rejuvenated look to aging skin. You will find it in our luxurious SV23 Phyto Serum and in aromatherapy blends to ease the feelings of stress and tension.
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100% pure neroli absolute oil sourced from italy

Neroli Absolute Oil

Considered a precious oil, Neroli comes from the flowers of an orange tree. Known for its floral, exotic scent and soothing properties, Neroli is also loved for its ability to hydrate and smooth the skin and promote a look of radiance. Sourced from Italy, our Neroli Oil is solvent extracted from freshly picked flowers. It is found in many of our calming aromatherapy blends for the bath and skin care products.
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Orange Essential Oil

Made from the rinds of the orange fruit, Orange Essential Oil is bright, citrusy and provides an energetic mood to any room. Sourced in the U.S.A., Orange Essential Oil is found in many of our uplifting aromatherapy blends for the bath and body.
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Peppermint Essential Oil

Used to energize the spirits, soothe upset stomaches, cool and comfort the feeling of inflammation, and improve the look of blemishes, Peppermint is a powerful natural ingredient, with countless uses for the skin, body and mind. Known by its bright, minty aroma and cooling tingle, you'll find Peppermint formulated in many of our most popular skin care, body and aromatherapy product collections.
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Pentinol Green+

Pentiol Green+, made from corncobs and sugar cane, is a natural and sustainable alternative to Pentylene Glycol, a popular petroleum-sourced ingredient often used as a skin-conditioning agent in cosmetics. Pentinol Green+ has EcoCert and COSMOS certifications and has proven to be a safe and effective natural preservative. We use this clean and safe ingredient to protect our products from yeast, mold and bacteria, and for its ability to protect the skin from moisture loss.
organic prickly pear oil used for skin care

Organic Prickly Pear Oil

Extracted from the fruit on the Prickly Pear Cactus, Prickly Pear Oil has become one of the best beauty elixirs on the market. It contains the highest amount of Vitamin E than any other botanical oil (150% more than Argan!) As well as essential fatty acids, betains that support the body's collagen production and Vitamin K, known for promoting efficient cell turnover. Skilled at improving the look of premature aging and brightening the look of dark spots and under eye circles, it is the star of our Luminous Facial Infusion and other facial serums.

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Rose Absolute Oil

One of the most expensive and precious essential oils, it takes about five tons of Roses to create just 2 pounds of oil. Rose is a wonderful skin moisturizer and contains powerful aromatherapy properties that just make you feel better, especially when dealing with deep emotions like grief. Our pure, Rose Absolute is sourced from Morocco. You can find it in many of our skin care products, including the luxurious SV23 Phyto Serum.
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organic, cold-pressed rosehip seed oil

Organic Rosehip Seed Oil

Super rich in antioxidants like vitamins C and E, and essential fatty acids, Rosehip Seed Oil is an important ingredient in the fight against free radical damage and aging skin. It penetrates deeply to give the skin a plumped effect that improves the look of scars, stretch marks and age spots. A must-have for sun damaged skin. Our pure, organic, cold-pressed Rosehip Seed Oil is sourced from Chile. You can find it in many of our skin care serums formulated for aging skin, such as SV23 Phyto Serum, Liposom Serum, Fortifying Infusion and the delicious Restorative Infusion.
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100% pure and natural rosemary essential oil

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary, which means "dew of the sea," is one of the most well-known and most beneficial essential oils in aromatherapy. Its uses are widespread - from vanquishing sluggishness to helping mental clarity, and promoting healthy hair and scalp. Sacred to Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and found in First Dynasty tombs, Rosemary was revered for its purifying properties and contributions to general wellness. Rosemary can be found in many of our skin care, bath and body, and aromatherapy product lines.
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hi0oleic cosmetic grade safflower oil

Hi-Oleic Safflower Oil

Our Hi-Oleic Safflower Oil if 100% pure and natural. Only the cosmetic grade Safflower, with a Hi-Oleic content, like ours, is appropriate for use in skin and body care and aromatherapy. Do not confuse this oil with culinary Safflower Oil, used in cooking. The oleic acid content of our oil this oil is around 80%, which prevents oxidation and degredation. Oleic Acids (Omega-9) are known to provide suppleness and softening to skin. This oil easily penetrates deep into the skin, moisturizes well and is often used to reduce the appearance of aging, specifically fine lines and wrinkles. We blend Hi-Oleic Safflower into our Bath & Body Oils, aromatherapy blends as well as multiple other products.
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natural, sustainable harvested shea butter ingredient

Sea Buckthorn Extract

One of the best natural ingredients to prevent the look of BOTH wrinkles and acne. With more than 200 nutrients, including a high content of Vitamins C and E and essential fatty acids, Sea Buckthorn is a must-have for anyone looking to rejuvenate their skin. Sea Buckthorn is a key ingredient in SV23 face oil serum and MereGel.
natural, sustainable harvested shea butter ingredient

Shea Butter

Shea Butter comes from the fat in the nut of the Karite tree that grows in Western Africa. High in naturally occurring Vitamin E, A and F, and rich in fatty acids, Shea Butter is intensely moisturizing, yet easily absorbed by the skin. We love using this ingredient to hydrate and soothe the skin, and protect the skin barrier from environmental damage and the look of premature aging. Our Shea Butter is organic, Grade A, raw, unrefined and unbleached. It is an active ingredient in many of our facial cream, body lotions and body butters, formulated for dry skin.
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Colloidal Freshwater Silt

This amazing exfoliating ingredient is a source of naturally-occurring humic acids, which have the same benefits as alpha hydroxy acids. It promotes the look of smooth, toned, more youthful-looking skin, while also hydrating and lending a calming, balancing feel to the complexion. Silt is the star ingredient on our cult favorite Silt Scrub and Silt Body Scrub.

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Tea Tree ingredient in source vital products

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree is a mainstay in holistic practices and every day use. Native to Australia, the Aborigines use crushed Tea Tree leaves as a poultice for infected wounds and skin problems. Extremely cleansing and purifying, it is also effective at reducing the look of redness and inflammation, and improves the appearance of acne-prone skin. It is a key natural ingredient in our First Aid line, mani/pedi products, and popular natural deodorant.
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organic watermelon seed oil for the skin

Organic Watermelon Seed Oil

When extracted this oil is naturally high in high omega-6 (linoleic) fatty acid content, making it perfect for use in skin care to moisturize and keep the skin looking clean and fresh. Linoleic acid helps to keep pores clean by dissolving the dirt and oil that can get tapped,, making pores appear larger. It is good to use on oily, acne-prone and sensitive skin types. Our Watermelon Seed Oil is organic, virgin, and cold-pressed, to ensure it retains all its beneficial nutrients. It is a popular "shot" used in our Customized Facial Cocktails and key ingredient in our Hair & Scalp Elixir.
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100% pure and natural ylang ylang essential oil for skin care and aromatherapy

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang means "flowers of flowers" and is known as an exotic perfume oil that is gifted at inspiring creativity and heightening the senses. It's aromatherapy properties also promote feeling of peace and love. For the skin, it lends a feeling of balance to oily skin types. Enjoy the amazing benefits of Ylang Ylang in many of our facial creams, serums and cleansers, and aromatherapy blends.
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