Squalane (Sugar derived – others use shark or olive) – replenishes cells, moisturizes, great for skin/hair and may protect against skin cancer.
Squalane occurs naturally in the lipidic layers of the skin and prevents moisture loss while restoring the skin’s suppleness and flexibility. Its exceptional moisturizing properties and ability to penetrate the skin have long made squalane a favorite amongst cosmetics and personal care formulators.
Historically, squalane has been primarily sourced either from highly controversial shark liver or from olive oil. While olive oil is a more eco-friendly source than shark liver, it is subject to price volatility and limited availability, due to its dual use as a food product.
We use only a 100% plant-derived pure squalane called Neossance™ Squalane. This high performance, GMO-free emollient is derived from botanical sugars and is highly moisturizing and fast-absorbing while providing a silky, smooth and luxurious touch. Ideal for pet products and emulsions, as well as body lotions and moisturizers, Neossance Squalane leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth without a greasy, heavy after-feel.
Argan Oil – natural gamma-tocopherol, unsaturated fatty acids, squalene and sterols- Research studies suggest that gamma-tocopherol plays a significant role in modulating intracellular antioxidant to defend against nitrogen-based free radical damage associated with chronic inflammation including cancer, heart disease and degenerative brain disorders.
Aging is also associated with a decline in plasma levels of Gamma Tocophenols.
More than 80% of Argan oil’s fatty acids are the unsaturated acids oleic (43%) and linoleic(36%).
Oleic fatty acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid that helps reduce blood levels of LDLs (“bad cholesterol”) and leaves HDLs (“good cholesterol”) unchanged.
Linoleic acid IS a polyunsaturated fatty acid or essential fatty acid that cannot be synthesized from our body and thus has to be brought from outside. Polyunsaturated fats help lower the level of LDLs and therefore have often been recommended to reduce coronary heart disease.
Coconut Oil / Coconut Water