10 Scary-Good Ingredients We Love

Don’t get spooked by these scary looking ingredients! Read on and discover just how pampering they really are.

ALGAE

Rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, and minerals, algae extract has soothing properties and is helpful in reducing the appearance of puffy skin. It can work to condition, soften, and hydrate, as well as lighten the appearance of dark spots. Its antioxidant content makes it the perfect choice for anti-aging Defiant Uplifting™ Eye Crème, particularly due to algae's ability to fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

BEESWAX

Soothing beeswax works as both a humectant, drawing moisture to the surface of the skin, as well as an occlusive, creating a barrier on the surface of the skin to lock in moisture so skin feels soft, youthful, and supple. We love it in our Skin Sticks, like The Healer™ with orange and vanilla essential oils.

CHARCOAL

Charcoal acts like a magnet, attracting dirt and impurities to its surface. Charcoal can hold up to 2,000 times its weight in impurities, making it a great deep cleanser, especially for oily skin. Its slight grittiness can act as an exfoliant, like in Whole Lave Love™ Volcanic Ash Exfoliator, which tackles dry spots and uneven areas on the face for a smoother complexion.

DEAD SEA SALT

Dead Sea salt helps improves hydration for supple, smooth skin and is packed with beneficial minerals like magnesium and potassium, which help soften and soothe, promoting more even skin tone. You can find it in Fízi bath bombs, including the It’s a Fall World, After All™ Fízi 3-Pack.

KELP

Kelp is rich in iodine and minerals, as well as antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E. It helps soften skin and is often used in anti-aging products because it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by hydrating and rejuvenating for a more youthful complexion. We combined it with moringa oil and micronized pearl powder in our staff-fave Defiant Naked Youth™ Serum.

MANGOSTEEN

Mangosteen extract is rich in antioxidants and helps rejuvenate skin with pineapple and papaya in Pineapple Pick-Me-Up™ Exfoliating Fruit Enzyme Face Mask. It also has cleansing properties to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections for a refreshed and clear complexion.

MILK THISTLE

Milk thistle extract is known to be antioxidant-rich, cleansing, skin-conditioning, and hydrating. Its occlusive qualities allow skin to stay moisturized while creating a buffer between skin's surface and environmental stressors, promoting smooth, supple, radiant skin in Fresh, Creamy Milk™ Body Butter with a creamy shea base.

PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS

Prickly pear cactus contains vitamin E, vitamin C, and vitamin K for fresh, renewed, and brighter skin. It absorbs quickly for immediate moisture, especially in the unique gel-to-water formula of Show and Gel™ Hydrating Body Gel with hyaluronic acid, coconut water, and aloe vera.

SILT

Silt helps soothe and soften dry, uneven skin and is rich in minerals including calcium, sodium, chloride, magnesium, and potassium. It can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite for a rejuvenated and youthful looking complexion. Paired with charcoal in The Stripper™ Body Mask, it helps detoxify even the grimiest skin.

YEAST

Yeast is an important antioxidant ingredient and helps to soothe and moisturize lips in Vial™ Long-Wear Lip Shades due to its humectant properties, which makes our lip shades less drying than most long-wear brands. Yeast is rich in B vitamins, which function as emollients for smoother, softer lips.

See, these ingredients aren’t so scary after all. Plus, we make them look nice and pretty before they arrive at your door, so go get pampering!