Glossary of Ingredients
Information of many of the common ingredients in our products below. Click to open. This is an ever expanding list.
Aloe Vera Oil or Gel
Aloe Vera has softening, healing, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Its moisturizing ability is its most widely recognized characteristics. Aloe vera penetrates the skin, supplying moisture directly to the tissue.
Please note that Aloe Vera Oil and Gel are not the same as the aloe vera whole leaf extracted noted in California’s Prop 65.
According to Wikipedia.org – Aloe vera Researchers at the University of Miguel Hernández in Alicante, Spain, have developed a gel based on aloe vera that prolongs the conservation of fresh produce, such as fresh fruit and vegetables . This gel is tasteless, colorless and odorless. This natural product is a safe and environmentally friendly alternative to synthetic preservatives such as sulfur dioxide. The study showed that at 1°C coated with this gel could be preserved for 35 days against 7 days for untreated grapes. According to the researchers, this gel operates through a combination of mechanics (Serrano et al., 2006), forming a protective layer against the oxygen and moisture of the air and inhibiting, through its various antibiotic and antifungal compounds, the action of micro-organisms that cause food borne illnesses.
Avocado Oil may mobilize and increase the collagen of connective tissue; given the highest ranking by the Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology for sunscreen effectiveness. Avocado oil enjoys the highest penetration rate among similar oils. It is one of the best oils for cooking for restricted diets.
Carrot Oil used since the sixteenth century for skin diseases due to its believed cleansing, depurative, and draining properties. This carotene-rich emollient has been indicated for acne skin conditions, dermatitis, skin irritation, skin rashes, and wrinkles; derived from the carrot root.
Essential Omega Oils
Essential Omega Oils:
According to Wikipedia.org GLA is sometimes prescribed in the belief that it has anti-inflammatory properties lacking some of the common side effects of other anti-inflammatory drugs. Herbal medicine advocates recommend GLA for autoimmune disorders, arthritis eczema and PMS with noticeable results not expected for months. Research is ongoing, investigating GLA as a potential anticancer agent. GLA is unique among the omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids(linoleic acid, GLA and arachidonic acid) in its potential to suppress tumor growth and metastasis.
Lanol (vegetable ester)
Lanol is a cosmetic moisturizer known to maintain a youthful appearance.
Lemon Grass Oil
Lemon Grass Oil is considered astringent and tonic. Lemon grass oil is the volatile oil distilled from the leaves of the lemon grasses.
Natural Glycerin is used as a moisturizer and humectant to replace moisture in the skin.
Natural Progesterone Micronized USP
OUR Natural Progesterone USP is derived from Mexican wild yam root. Our progesterone is NOT derived from soy. These sterols are processed through several fermentation steps to yield progesterone which is identical to the progesterone which is produced by the human body.
Micronized Natural Progesterone is the “official” term for natural progesterone which is identical to the progesterone your body would manufacture itself in a normal state. It is NOT a chemical progesterone. It is derived naturally and the molecular chain has not been tampered with, the chain is the same and the chemical make up identical to your own. Medroxyprogesterone, AKA progestins have a different molecular structure than progesterone. The body does not manufacture medroxyprogesterone and it does not convert it the same.
Do not be fooled into believing you are using natural progesterone cream when you are prescribed medroxyprogesterone or progestins. According to Dr. John R. Lee, MD the body will become dependant on the chemical (medroxyprogesterone – progestins) and in turn, since it is chemically stronger to the body, will not be able to produce its own as needed. A sort of dependency takes place. Also you should know that it is medroxyprogesterone that is found in birth control pills. ONLY Micronized Natural Progesterone is found in our progesterone creams.
Rosemary Extract is a natural preservative and used in very small amounts in our natural progesterone creams so that they are not harmful to pregnancy; for mother or baby.
Sepigel is vegetable based and used in soaps, creams and shampoos to give a creaminess and thickness. It breaks down as you apply so it is not as thick during application.
The most important thing about sepigel, in some of our products, is that it allows us to create something that is more bio-available because the ingredients are not “cooked” only warmed. The efficacy of the ingredients are intact because of the cold-process.
Sorbic Acid and Potassium Sorbate
Sorbic acid and its mineral salts, such as potassium sorbate are anti-microbial agents often used as preservatives in food and drinks to prevent the growth of mold, yeast and fungi. They are FDA approved preservatives.
Vitamin A Palmitate
Vitamin A Palmitate is known as a skin “normalizer.” It acts as an anti-keratinizing agent, helping the skin stay soft and plump. Clinical studies with vitamin A palmitate indicate a significant change in skin composition with increase in collagen, DNA, skin thickness, and elasticity. Vitamin A palmitate’s stability is superior to retinol.
Vitamin E from Alfalfa
Vitamin E is considered the most important oil soluble antioxidant and free radical scavenger. As a moisturizer, vitamin E is well absorbed through the skin. Our Vitamin E is derived from alfalfa not soy.