The Purpose Behind Our Ingredients
Arrowroot Powder - Extracted from the arrowroot plant, this powder is the better alternative to cornstarch or talc to wick away excess moisture, inhibiting the growth of nasty microbes such as bacteria and yeast.
Beeswax - This natural occlusive has been used for centuries as a healing ingredient due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It creates a natural protective layer over the skin's surface to increase moisture retention and shield against harsh external conditions.
Bergaptene-Free Bergamot Essential Oil - A light and fresh citrus oil known best for its anti-septic and deodorant properties, it is ideal for preventing bacterial infections and inhibiting microbial growth. Removal of bergaptene eliminates the risk of phototoxicity.
Calendula Extract - A holy grail ingredient for soothing irritated skin, its anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties help accelerate the healing of sore, inflamed, irritated, broken, chapped and cracked skin.
Castor Seed Oil - A natural humectant and a protective oil, it attracts moisture from the air to keep the skin plump and hydrated, at the same time shielding it against any harsh dryness from the outside environment.
Cocoa Seed Butter - One of the best emollients packed with fatty acids that create a protective layer on the skin to prevent dryness and enhance moisture retention. Cocoa polyphenols (micronutrient compound from plants) can improve skin elasticity and protect it from inflammation, oxidation and UV damage.
Colloidal Oatmeal - This is not ground-up breakfast oats. The Colloidal Oatmeal used in November Blossom's products are specially processed and micronized into ultra-fine particles to form a starch that can easily and deeply penetrate the skin. It is made from high quality GMO-free oats that are high in beta glucan (humectant) and avenanthramides (anti-oxidant), known to effectively moisturize and relieve irritated skin.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - A perfect base for maceration of plant extracts, EVOO is known for its strong antioxidant properties from the high content of Vitamin E. We only use Extra Virgin grade Olive Oil with the richest nutrients from the first pressing of the olive fruits.
Geranium Essential Oil - Reminiscent of a sweet rose, the scent of Geranium is known to soothe fatique, promote relaxation and lift spirits. Used topically, it is an anti-oxidant that stimulates skin cell regeneration with astringent properties to firm up the skin and remove dead skin cells.
Grape Seed Oil - Rich in Omega-6 fatty acids, it is proven to reduce the appearance of blemishes and reverse the signs of hyperpigmentation. It also has a high content of condensed tannins (known as proanthocyanides), which are powerful antioxidants that prevent free-radical damage and stimulate collagen production to improve skin elasticity.
Helichrysum Essential Oil - A rare, luxurious essential oil touted for its magical skin healing and rejuvenating properties, thus awarded the name "Immortelle" or "Everlasting". Its therapeutic benefits, along with its grounding earthy floral scent decorated with a sweet honey overtone, make it the perfect ingredient for the November Blossom Signature Collection.
Hemp Seed Oil - Rich in vitamins, anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids such as Omega 3, 6 and Gamma-Linolenic Acid, it penetrates deep into the skin to increase its ability to retain moisture, absorb oxygen and repair the natural skin barrier.
Kaolin - A soft, white clay that is known for its mild yet powerful cleansing properties, making it suitable for all skin types. It gently exfoliates by sloughing away dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, simultaneously drawing out impurities and excess oil that are clogging pores without stripping the skin dry. With regular use, it has the ability to minimize pores, stimulate skin turnover and provide a toning effect on the skin's appearance.
Lavender Essential Oil - With a warm, herbaceous scent that promotes calmness and reduces tension, it also provides a soothing effect on pain and stimulates healthy skin growth. It is one of the few essential oils gentle enough to be applied neat to the skin without any negative implications.
Jojoba Seed Oil - Known as liquid wax, it is the best vegetable oil occlusive that forms a protective film on the skin's surface to prevent trans-epidermal water loss, without clogging pores and allows the skin to breathe. It is also rich in phytosterols and myristic acid, which helps calm inflamed skin.
Palmorosa Essential Oil - A brightening lemony aroma with sweet floral notes, it brings an uplifting sense of joy from a warm summer's day. An oil rich with wound-healing, antiviral, and cytophylactic properties, it also promotes moisture balance in the body to keep the skin hydrated and youthful.
Rice Bran Oil - Rich in anti-oxidants such as Vitamin B and E and essential fatty acids such as Omega 6 and 9, this oil is easily absorbed to help soften and smooth the skin. It also strengthens the skins barrier function to prevent against moisture loss.
Rosehip Oil - A prized oil for its skin nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids that hydrates and relieves dry, itchy skin. It is also a natural collagen formation booster that promotes skin elasticity and suppleness, making it the perfect oil to apply over stretch marks or scarred tissues. Retinoids from its high Vitamin A content effectively reduces the appearance of dark spots due to excess melanin from sun exposure and hormonal changes.
Safflower Seed Oil - An oil with one of the richest content of linoleic acid, which boosts the skin's barrier and repair function, it also helps retain moisture by preventing trans-epidermal water loss.
Seaweed Powder - A powerful purifying agent that offers nourishing skin benefits as a rich source of vitamins including vitamins B12 (not found in land plants), vitamin E, amino acids, minerals, and other nutrients. It also contains fatty acids, which calms skin irritation and helps boost the skin's ability to retain moisture, thereby preventing chapping, cracking and roughness caused by dryness of the skin.
Shea Butter - A nourishing butter with strong emollient qualities that keep the skin soft by locking in moisture and boosts skin regeneration to alleviate dryness and broken skin. Packed with Vitamin E and anti-inflammatory agents, it also helps to heal wounds and soften scars.
St John's Wort - Known for its soothing and healing properties, its therapeutic benefits include anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-itching and is ideal for application on irritated skin.
Sunflower Seed Oil - Powerful anti-oxidant due to its high Vitamin E content to fight harmful free radicals and prevent signs of pre-mature aging such as dark spots and fine lines. Also an excellent source of Beta-Carotene, which naturally converts to retinol upon absorption by the body to stimulate skin collagen production.