About the ingredients:
Frankincense hydrosol is one of our three ancient ingredients in this formula. It is produced through a water-steam distillation from organic Boswellia carteri resin. It is toning and antiseptic, and is useful for combatting signs of aging, large pores, and uneven complexion. It also promotes healthy cell regeneration. This ingredient has been used for its healing properties for centuries!
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.
Meadowfoam Seed oil is light oil that’s great for aging skin because it absorbs quickly but leaves a light barrier that holds moisture in. It is rich in Vitamins C and E and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Aloe Vera gel moisturizes the skin without leaving a greasy residue. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Aloe leaves contain antioxidants including beta carotene, vitamin C and E that help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.
Pomegranate seed oil is the second ancient ingredient in this formula. It is a deeply penetrating oil, cold pressed from the organic seeds of Pomegranate fruit. It is highly prized and contains flavonoids and punicic acid, making it known for its ability to regenerate the skin and fight free radicals.
Vegetable Glycerin works as a humectant in tandem with water. It helps your skin to retain its natural moisture.
Myrrh essential oil contains sesquiterpene ethers known for their soothing properties, and one of the primary sesquiterpene ethers in Myrrh oil, curzerene, is commonly added to skin care products because of its ability to improve the appearance of skin. Not to mention, it smells heavenly. And there you have it, three ancient ingredients!
Lavender essential oil is a natural anti-inflammatory, so it helps reduce swelling and redness. It contains natural germicidal, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Lavender is also soothing and it smells great.
Our emulsifying wax, from Mountain Rose Herbs, is sourced from naturally occurring plant-based fats and esters.
Gluconolactone (and) sodium benzoate: For your safety in this lotion, we use NeoDefend, a mild ECOCERT certified preservative for use in organic products. In accordance with the ECOCERT certification, it’s gluten free, paraben free, contains no GMO ingredients, and has not been tested on animals.
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.