About the ingredients:
Sunflower seed oil is used as a carrier oil and is rich in linoleic acid. These essential fatty acids can help maintain the skin barrier and decrease transepidermal water loss. They serve as a natural emollient for the skin, and can help to lock in moisture by forming a protective barrier. Several studies have also suggested that sunflower seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties. Linoleic acid is the major lipid that converts to arachidonic acid, which leads to prostaglandin E2, an inflammatory modulator.
Calendula is a well-known, uplifting herb that has been used internally, topically, ceremonially and as a dye for centuries. It lends a wonderful, sunny scent and color to this product. According to folklore, calendula is associated with the sun and the fire element, and was once believed to imbue the magical powers of protection and clairvoyance.
Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to us. It is often used as a tea to calm and to aid digestion. According to folklore, chamomile has magical implications for attracting money. Topically, this herb has an emollient effect, softening and soothing the skin. The genus name Matricaria comes from the Latin matrix meaning “womb,” hinting at beneficial effects for women. It has a bright, fruity scent.
Jojoba oil is a botanical extract of the seed of the jojoba tree. Technically it is not actually an oil, but what is called a wax ester. Out of all of the compounds in nature, this wax ester is the most similar to human skin oil (sebum). It helps to strengthen and bolster the skin’s cellular matrix and can help prevent the formation of deep wrinkles. Studies have shown that it inhibits the effects of UV exposure on collagen expression, which gives it its anti-aging reputation. It’s rich in vitamin E, zinc, iodine, and other nourishing antioxidants, and serves as a humectant that draws water to the skin and is readily absorbed.
Synthetic Mica is chosen for the shimmer and sparkle of this product because of the use of child labor in mica mines (over 75% of mica is mined with child labor) and the difficulty in tracing the supply chain. It is nature identical, biodegradable, plastic free and not harmful to watersheds.
Vitamin E oil is a powerful antioxidant. It is essential for healthy skin growth, repair of wear and tear on the skin, keeping skin smooth, protecting it and preventing premature aging. It is nourishing for all skin types and prolongs the shelf life of the product.
Bergamot, Clove and Cedarwood essential oils are added for a warming, heavenly scent.
Verdant products are good for your body and good for the earth. We use natural, pure, plant-based ingredients that are local and organic whenever possible, and fair trade and sustainably sourced by trusted suppliers as well as sustainable packaging. None of our ingredients are tested on animals, and Verdant products contain no parabens, petroleum, sodium lauryl sulfates, sodium laureth sulfates, or phthalates.