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Body Care Ingredients

Body Care Ingredients 101

The products you put on your body should do more than just clean. They should keep your skin healthy and hydrated too. If you’ve ever had redness, dryness, or flaky skin after a shower, your body products could be to blame. Our body wash, bar soaps, and other body products are made to do their job without leading to dryness or irritation. No harsh chemicals. No harmful preservatives or detergents. Just skin that’s clean, calm, and clearer with every use.

Since 2009, 595 beauty and grooming brands have reported
using chemicals linked to cancer or reproductive harm.

How Body Product Ingredients Should Help Your Skin

Step 1
Our Top Exfoliating Ingredients

• Juniper Berries
• Volcanic Sand
• Activated Charcoal

1.

Exfoliate

Skin is the largest organ in the body, and it’s constantly regenerating. As we get older, our cells turn over more slowly. This means our bodies have a harder time getting rid of dead skin cells. Properly exfoliating, via scrubbing or chemical exfoliation, is extremely important, especially as we age.

Skin that can benefit from exfoliation may look dull, have blemishes, or feel itchy. You don’t need to use rough brushes or loofahs—these can be too irritating and damaging. Your body products should be able to slough away dead skin gently yet effectively.

Why is it important to exfoliate your body?

Exfoliation not only reveals newer, younger looking skin, it also helps keep your skin healthy. It can improve your skin’s texture, clear up certain kinds of breakouts, and even help your other body products work better by allowing them to penetrate deeper into your skin.

What are the best ingredients for body exfoliation?

We have ingredients for every level of exfoliation. Our Moisturizing Alps Bar uses crushed Juniper Berries to gently buff away dead skin. Our bar soaps with more powerful exfoliation, like our Oars Bar and Peppermint Bar, use ingredients like Volcanic Sand and Activated Charcoal to break down dead skin cells and absorb toxins every time you shower.

2.

Maintain Moisture

Many body washes and soaps use harsh, cheap detergents and chemicals to cleanse. Unfortunately, those old-school formulas wash away your skin's natural oils in addition to dirt and oil, which can leave your skin overly dry, tight or irritated. Our ingredients get you clean without stripping away essential hydration.

Why is moisture important to skin?

Moisturized skin is healthy skin. Moisture allows your skin to heal and protect itself more efficiently, allowing for better circulation and cell turnover. It also keeps your skin calm and fills out fine lines and wrinkles so they are less visible.

Which body care ingredients maintain moisture?

Our body wash uses Jojoba Oil to moisturize skin. Our soaps use ingredients like Shea Butter, Larch Tree Extract and Spirulina. Our Body Lotion and Dry Hand Repair Cream use an extra-rich formula with Shea Butter and plant-based oils to keep your skin moisturized for longer.

Step 1
Our Top Moisturizing Ingredients

• Jojoba Oil

• Shea Butter
• Larch Tree Extract
• Spirulina
• Coconut Oil

• Sunflower Oil

Step 1
Our Top Oil-Balancing Ingredients

• Jojoba Oil
• Shea Butter
• Coconut Oil

• Sunflower Oil
• Activated Charcoal

3.

Balance Oil Levels

Your skin uses its natural oil, called sebum, to hydrate itself. However, when we use a body wash or bar, we inevitably wash some of it away. Here’s where it gets tricky. Wash away too much and your skin can become dry or red. Too little and it can build up, causing blemishes and other skin issues. Our body products help maintain that balance, keeping your skin clean and healthy.

Why does the body need oil?

Your skin’s natural sebum helps hydrate and lubricate your skin and hair. It creates a barrier between your skin cells and outside irritants like pollution. It also helps fend off harmful bacteria and cancer-causing free radicals.

Which body care ingredients help balance oil levels?

Jojoba Oil is an effective moisturizer you’ll find in our Body Wash in the form of spheres that burst and hydrate skin as you shower. Shea Butter and other plant-based oils mimic your body’s own sebum and can help restore moisture. For oily skin, Activated Charcoal can absorb excess oil in addition to toxins, allowing them to be washed away.

4.

Defend Against Pollution

Throughout the day, your skin is bombarded with pollution. Pollution damages the functions of your skin barrier (think of that as your skin's shield), which can lead to many negative skin conditions. It’s important that your body products strengthen and defend your skin from daily pollution exposure.

How does air pollution affect skin?

Air pollution comes in many chemical and physical forms, but each of them stresses the skin. It can cause dehydration, premature aging, skin sensitivity, breakouts, uneven or dull skin, allergic reactions, and inflammatory skin conditions.

Which body care ingredients help strengthen skin’s defensive properties?

The best way to fight everyday pollutants is, first and foremost, to wash them away with a cleanser like Sodium Cocoate, a mixture of fatty acid salts found in some of our moisturizing bar soaps. Activated Charcoal, found in our Oars Bar Soap and Peppermint Bar Soap, is great at absorbing pollutants that linger on the skin. Powerful antioxidants like Vitamin E and Alpine Caribou Moss™ are also effective in strengthening your skin.

Step 1
Our Top Defensive Ingredients

• Vitamin E
• Alpine Caribou Moss™
• Activated Charcoal
• Sodium Cocoate

Our Powerful, Clean Ingredients

  • Activated Charcoal
    Activated Charcoal

    Absorbs impurities up to
    200x its weight and helps
    prevent acne. Also
    functions as an exfoliant.

  • Aloe Vera
    Aloe Vera

    Soothes and hydrates skin
    without clogging pores.

  • Alpine Caribou Moss™
    Alpine Caribou Moss™

    Reduces the effect of aging
    and guards against pollution
    and other stressors. Featured
    in nearly all of our products.

  • Amazonian Clay
    Amazonian Clay

    Helps remove
    impurities from skin.

  • Coconut-Derived Surfactants
    Coconut-Derived Surfactants

    Break down oils and fats
    without stripping the skin
    of its natural moisture.

  • Corn Starch
    Corn Starch

    Wicks away moisture (i.e. sweat) and keeps your skin feeling smooth, dry and comfortable

  • Jojoba Oil
    Jojoba Oil

    Prevents harmful, acne-causing bacteria growth. Softens dry and irritating spots and restores skin to a balanced condition.

  • Juniper Berries
    Juniper Berries

    Mildly buff away dead skin
    cells and provide ultimate
    cleanliness.

  • Larch Tree Extract
    Larch Tree Extract

    Creates a barrier on the skin to help lock in moisture.

  • Safflower
    Safflower

    Non-irritating ingredient that prompts skin to retain moisture, while removing dirt and oil. Lends
    skin a healthy glow and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

  • Shea Butter
    Shea Butter

    Helps tissue cell regeneration, softens skin and boosts collagen production. Penetrates deep into skin to moisturize and prevent windburn, sunburn and dry, cracked skin.

  • Vitamin B5
    Vitamin B5

    Moisturizes, soothes, heals and regenerates the skin.

  • Vitamin E
    Vitamin E

    Blocks free radicals—a major factor in aging—from the body. Helps reduce appearance of wrinkles and keeps skin looking youthful.

  • Volcanic Sand
    Volcanic Sand

    Deeply exfoliates skin while restoring skin vibrancy. Stimulates blood circulation.

  • Witch Hazel
    Witch Hazel

    Removes excess oil
    from skin while locking in moisture.

  • Blueberry Extract
    Blueberry Extract

    Filled with antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals which contribute to signs of aging

Ingredients To Avoid In
Skincare Products

If you see these on the back of a label, try one of
our thoughtfully-formulated products instead.

  • Benzalkonium
    Chloride

    Disinfectant used as a preservative. Associated with severe skin, eye and respiratory irritation and allergies.

    Typically found in: lipsticks, moisturizers,
    diaper creams, and other cosmetics.

  • Coal Tar

    Byproduct of coal
    processing that adds color
    and prevents dandruff.
    Known carcinogen.

    Typically found in: hair
    dye, shampoo.

  • Ethylenediaminetetraacetic
    Acid (EDTA)

    Disinfectant used as a preservative. Associated with severe skin, eye and respiratory irritation and allergies.

    Typically found in: lipsticks, moisturizers,
    diaper creams, and other cosmetics.

  • Ethanolamines
    (MEA/DEA/TEA)

    Surfactants and pH adjusters.
    Linked to allergies, skin toxicity,
    hormone disruption and inhibited
    fetal brain development.

    Typically found in: hair dyes, mascara,
    foundation, fragrances, sunscreens, dry
    cleaning solvents, paint, pharmaceuticals.

  • Formaldehyde

    Preservative in cosmetics—look for
    quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea and several other preservatives. A known carcinogen that is also linked to asthma, neurotoxicity and developmental toxicity.

    Typically found in: shampoo,
    body wash, bubble bath.

  • Hydroquinone

    Skin-lightening chemical
    that inhibits the production
    of melanin. Linked to
    cancer, organ toxicity and
    skin irritation.

    Typically found in: skin-
    lightening creams.

  • Methylisothiazolinone and
    Methylchloroisothiazolinone

    Chemical preservatives.
    Among the most common
    irritants, sensitizers and
    causes of contact skin
    allergies.

    Typically found in: shampoo,
    conditioner, body wash.

  • Oxybenzone

    Sunscreen agent and
    ultraviolet light absorber.
    Linked to irritation,
    sensitization and allergies
    and possible hormone disruption.

    Typically found in:
    sunscreen, moisturizers.

  • Parabens (methyl-, isobutyl-,
    propyl- and others)

    Class of preservatives
    commonly used to prevent the
    growth of bacteria and mold.
    Hormone disruptors, which
    may alter important hormone
    mechanisms in our bodies.

    Typically found in: synthetic fragrance, nail polish, hairspray, and plastic materials.

  • Phthalates (DBP, DEHP,
    DEP and others)

    Class of plasticizing chemicals
    used to make products more
    pliable or to make fragrances
    stick to skin. Believed to disrupt the endocrine system and may cause birth defects.

    Typically found in: synthetic fragrance, nail polish, hairspray, and plastic materials.

  • Retinyl Palmitate and
    Retinol (Vitamin A)

    Nutrient that may damage
    DNA and speed the growth of
    skin tumors when used
    topically.

    Typically found in: moisturizers, anti-aging skincare.

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
    and Sodium Laureth
    Sulfate (SLS and SLES)

    Surfactants that can cause
    skin irritation or trigger
    allergies.

    Typically found in: shampoo, body wash, bubble bath.

  • Triclosan and
    Triclocarban

    Antimicrobial pesticides toxic
    to the aquatic environment.
    May also impact human
    reproductive systems.

    Typically found in: lipsticks, moisturizers, diaper creams, and other cosmetics.

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