Ingredient Glossary – ZoliaVera

Ingredient Glossary

Aloe Vera

Antioxidant with a high concentration of vitamins. Thought to aid in regeneration of skin cells and soothe inflamed skin. 

Alkanet Root

Herbal root used for centuries to tint cosmetics with a lovely deep red stain.

Arabica Coffee

Ethiopian coffee grounds known for anti-inflammatory properties and robust aroma. Full of antioxidants, coffee is thought to provide an anti-aging effect on the skin in addition to improving blood flow and radiance.

Argan Oil

Used for centuries to increase hydration deep within skin and hair shafts, also aids in cleansing and exfoliation

Beeswax

Known for its conditioning properties, Beeswax is a must for soothing and softening skin. A natural protectant that gives lip balm staying power and a perfect, smooth texture.

Bentonite Clay

Nutrient, mineral rich clay that helps draw impurities from skin, clarifies and cleanses.

Blackstrap Molasses

Natural sugars in molasses help give our soap a fluffy, vibrant lather. Molasses is chock-full of calcium, Vitamin B, K and E.

Calendula

Herb with natural anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Promotes relaxation and helps neutralize skin irritants.

Castor Oil

Deeply penetrates skin to soften and hydrate. Promotes collagen production and is known for antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Chamomile

Herbal extract with natural anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Promotes relaxation and helps neutralize skin irritants.

Charcoal

Activated charcoal is a concentrated clay that binds to chemicals, dirt and bacteria and helps draw them from the skin.

Cocoa Butter

Antioxidant moisturizer that melts into skin. Creates a creamy, silky feel and keeps lather nice and thick. 

Coconut Oil

Powerful natural moisturizer that helps restore dry, flaky skin. Coconut Oil strengthens skin tissue and helps eliminate dead skin.

Glycerin

Vegetable derived humectant that seals in moisture and maintains skin's water balance.

Peppermint Oil

Natural antimicrobial and anti-viral oil with a cooling, calming effect. A favorite of those who need to de-stress!

Hempseed Oil

High in Vitamin E and natural antioxidants, easily absorbed and leaves protective layer.

Honey

Natural, antibacterial humectant, full of antioxidants to give complexions a boost! Increases healing and tissue regeneration. Helps skin feel soft and plump.

Jojoba Oil

A fast absorbing natural oil, closely resembling natural sebum that helps to balance oily skin. A top notch moisturizer for skin sensitivities.  

Lavender

Gentle herb with antiseptic and antifungal properties. Soothes inflammation, promotes oxygen flow to skin cells and helps tone.

Lemon Oil

Naturally detoxifying astringent that aids in skin rejuvenation. Antiseptic properties help to reduce excess oil and are thought to improve appearance of problematic skin.

Milled Oats

A favorite of those with Eczema or other skin irritations, oats naturally protect skin by correcting the pH balance and leaving a barrier of moisture. 

Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a gentle moisturizer and skin restorative that helps protect against free radicals and ultraviolet light.

 

Peppermint Oil

Natural antimicrobial and anti-viral oil with a cooling, calming effect. A favorite of those who need to de-stress!

Polysorbate 80

Clear, water-soluble emulsifier often used in food, medical supplies and cosmetics, including eye drops.

Rose Absolute

Natural anti-inflammatory with cooling and soothing properties, ideal for itchy or dry skin. Also used as a staple in luxury perfumes for centuries. 

Rose Petals

Natural anti-inflammatory with soothing properties, ideal for itchy or dry skin. Also used as a staple in luxury perfumes for centuries. 

Rose Kaolin Clay

A luxurious french clay derivative that gently exfoliates, promotes blood circulation and draws impurities from skin.

Shea Butter

Organic Shea Butter is a fatty acid that is incredibly nourishing and moisturizing. We also love that it's vitamin rich, with anti-inflammatory and collagen boosting properties. 

Sweet Almond Oil

Helps dislodge debris, deep within pores. High Vitamin A content aids in anti-aging benefits.

Vitamin E

Antioxidant that helps fight free radicals and provides intense moisture for parched skin.

Witch Hazel

Arguably one of the most powerful natural astringents. Helps remove excess oil from skin and soothes inflammation.

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