INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

GLOSSAIRE INGRÉDIENT

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Vanilla Essential Oil

Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia) Essential Oil is a source of polyphenols which have been know to exhibit antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Vanillin

Vanillin is a flavoring agent derived from vanilla. It is known to have antioxidant properties.

Vegetable Emulsifying Wax

Vegetable Emulsifying Wax (VEW) is a thickening agent derived from plant sources.

Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable Glycerin, derived from olive oil, is used as an emollient and a humectant.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an emollient that possesses antioxidant and free radical attracting properties.

Wheat Germ Oil

Wheat (Triticum Vulgare) Germ Oil is a fat-soluble natural oil expeller pressed from the germ of the wheat kernel. It is high in lecithin, vitamins A, D and E and is exceptional for treating dry and aging skin. It is an antioxidant which contains more Vitamin E than any other natural oil.

White Tea Extract

is the rarest and most expensive version of Camellia Sinensis available. It has been found that topical application of white tea boosts the immune function of the skin cells protecting them from sun exposure and protects the skin by building the skin's resistance to oxidative stress.

Wild Organic Blueberry Seed Oil

a light, non greasy oil that absorbs easily into the skin and is rich in essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants and phytonutrients.

Wild Yam Root Extract

Dioscorea is a species of vine that is native to and found growing wild in North America. It contains steroid-like saponins which can be chemically converted to progesterone and and cortisone. Wild Yam is though to be helpful to the liver and endocrine system as it regulates the female system.

Witch Hazel Extract

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana ) Extract is derived from the leaves and bark of a deciduous shrub. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial properties.