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Top 10 Ingredients for Glowing Skin: How These Powerful Nourishers Transform Your Skin

Updated: Jan 5

When it comes to skincare, the ingredients in your products can make all the difference. While there are countless ingredients out there that claim to be the ultimate solution for radiant and healthy skin, not all of them are created equal. Some ingredients are more effective at nourishing and rejuvenating the skin, while others may do more harm than good. In this blog, we will be exploring the top 10 ingredients that are used in my formulations for glowing skin, and how these ingredients transform the skin to give you a healthy, radiant complexion. From Shea butter to Brown Sugar, these ingredients have been trusted by beauty enthusiasts for generations, and have proven themselves time and time again as powerful and effective skin nourishers.


There are thousands, if not millions of ingredients out there today for skincare formulations and skin health, and there are more that are still being studied and developed. As a formulator that is creating and supplying products that people will be applying to their skin, it is very important that we do our very best to understand the trends, the research and the pros & cons of every ingredient that we put in our products and that we recommend to customers based on their skin-type.

“Your skin is the largest organ of your body, It is the first thing most people see, it interacts with everyday life. It is a mirror of your overall health. It is very vital that we take proper care of this organ, because it will be representing us for the rest of our lives.”

This article is about sharing with you my GO-TO ingredients and why. At the end, you may be wondering why I did not include some ingredients that are traditionally seen as . I have absolutely nothing against them, I however want us to broaden our minds and realize that there are other more effective ingredients out there that you can explore for yourself. From Shea butter to brown sugar, these ingredients will transform your skin, leaving you with a healthy, radiant complexion that you'll be proud to show off. So, without further ado, let's dive into our top 10 ingredients for glowing skin!



1. Shea Butter

This luxurious ingredient is derived from the nuts of the Shea Tree, and is packed with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for healthy skin. Shea butter is particularly rich in vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from free radical damage. It is also an excellent moisturizer, helping to keep the skin hydrated and nourished. I personally love formulating with Shea Butter, it is my go-to butter for my body creams, butters, scrubs and lip products.

You can find Shea Butter in all of my body care products.



2. Kakui Nut Oil

This oil is extracted from the seeds of the Kakui Nut, and is known for its ability to deeply moisturize and nourish the skin. It is rich in essential fatty acids, including linoleic acid and oleic acid, which help to strengthen the skin's natural barrier and promote healthy skin. This ingredient is hands down the best premium oil for persons experiencing skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and sensitivity. While it is not a cure for these skin conditions, kukui nut oil is great for reducing inflammation and preventing discomfort and itchiness that these conditions may cause. Kukui nut oil can leave even the driest, dullest, aging skin looking healthy and radiant.

You can find this ingredient in our Serene Body Butter and our Lip Balm Collection.


3. Jojoba Oil

The Golden Oil (actually its a liquid wax). Jojoba oil is a natural oil that is extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant, and is known for its ability to deeply moisturize and nourish the skin. It is rich in essential fatty acids, including linoleic acid and oleic acid, which help to strengthen the skin's natural barrier and promote healthy skin. It is also high in vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from free radical damage.

The benefits of using jojoba oil in a skincare formulation include improved hydration and nourishment of the skin, as well as protection from environmental stressors. It is also non-greasy and easily absorbed by the skin, making it a great choice for those with oily or acne-prone skin. In addition, jojoba oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to soothe and calm irritated skin. Overall, the benefits of using jojoba oil in a skincare formulation include improved hydration, nourishment, and protection of the skin, as well as potential soothing and calming effects on irritated skin.

You can find this ingredient in our body creams, body butters and lip products.



4. Tremella

Tremella extract is a natural ingredient that is derived from a type of mushroom, and is known for its ability to nourish and moisturize the skin. It is rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from free radical damage, and is also high in polysaccharides, which are a type of complex carbohydrate that helps to retain moisture in the skin. In addition to its moisturizing properties, tremella extract is also known for its ability to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making it a popular choice for anti-aging skincare formulations. It is also thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to soothe and calm irritated skin. Overall, the benefits of using tremella extract in a skincare formulation include improved hydration, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and potential soothing and calming effects on irritated skin.

You can find this ingredient in our body creams.


5. Calendula Butter

Calendula, commonly known as Marigold, is a plant that was historically referred to as “nature’s first aid” and is known for its traditional uses in treating and dressing minor skin irritations such as cuts and burns. Calendula butter is a natural ingredient that is derived from the calendula flower, and is known for its ability to soothe and nourish the skin. It is rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from environmental stressors, and is also high in fatty acids, which help to moisturize and nourish the skin.

The benefits of using calendula butter in a skincare formulation include improved hydration and nourishment of the skin, as well as protection from environmental stressors. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to soothe and calm irritated skin. In addition, calendula butter is gentle and suitable for all skin types, making it a great choice for those with sensitive skin.

Overall, the benefits of using calendula butter in a skincare formulation include improved hydration, nourishment, and protection of the skin, as well as potential soothing and calming effects on irritated skin. It is a great choice for those looking to nourish and rejuvenate their skin with natural, gentle ingredients.

You can find this ingredient in our Serene body butter.


6. Beeswax

This natural ingredient is derived from the honeycombs of bees, and is known for its ability to create a protective barrier on the skin. It helps to lock in moisture, and is also rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from free radical damage. Formulating with Beeswax helps to keep skin in its natural balance for a healthy, radiant complexion, while allowing my body butters to withstand hot outdoor temperatures without melting.

You can find this ingredient in my body creams, body butters and lip products.



7. Coco Caprylate/Caprate

Cococaprylate/Caprate is an ingredient that is derived from coconut oil, and is known for its ability to deeply moisturize and nourish the skin. It is rich in essential fatty acids, including linoleic acid and oleic acid, which help to strengthen the skin's natural barrier and promote healthy skin. It is also high in vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from free radical damage.

The benefits of using Cococaprylate/Caprate in a skincare formulation include improved hydration and nourishment of the skin, as well as protection from environmental stressors. It is also non-greasy and easily absorbed by the skin, making it a great choice for those with oily or acne-prone skin. In addition, Cococaprylate/Caprate is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to soothe and calm irritated skin.

Overall, the benefits of using Cococaprylate/Caprate in a skincare formulation include improved hydration, nourishment, and protection of the skin, as well as potential soothing and calming effects on irritated skin. It is a great choice for those looking to nourish and rejuvenate their skin with natural, effective ingredients.

This ingredient is found in our Serene Body Butters.


8. Argan Oil

Argan oil is a luxurious oil that is extracted from the nuts of the argan tree, and is known for its ability to deeply moisturize and nourish the skin. It is rich in essential fatty acids, including linoleic acid and oleic acid, which help to strengthen the skin's natural barrier and promote healthy skin. It is also high in vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from free radical damage.

The benefits of using Argan oil in a skincare formulation include improved hydration and nourishment of the skin, as well as protection from environmental stressors. It is also non-greasy and easily absorbed by the skin, making it a great choice for those with oily or acne-prone skin. In addition, argan oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to soothe and calm irritated skin.

Overall, the benefits of using Argan oil in a skincare formulation include improved hydration, nourishment, and protection of the skin, as well as potential soothing and calming effects on irritated skin. It is a great choice for those looking to nourish and rejuvenate their skin with natural, luxurious ingredients.

This ingredient can be found in our body creams, body butters and lip products.




9. Guava Extract

Guava extract is a natural ingredient that is derived from the guava fruit, and is known for its ability to nourish and rejuvenate the skin. It is rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, which helps to protect the skin from free radical damage, and is also high in vitamin A, which helps to improve the appearance of the skin.

The benefits of using guava extract in a skincare formulation include improved hydration and nourishment of the skin, as well as protection from environmental stressors. It is also known for its ability to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making it a popular choice for anti-aging skincare formulations. In addition, guava extract is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to soothe and calm irritated skin.

Overall, the benefits of using guava extract in a skincare formulation include improved hydration, nourishment, and protection of the skin, as well as potential anti-aging and soothing effects on the skin. It is a great choice for those looking to nourish and rejuvenate their skin with natural, effective ingredients.

This ingredient is found in our Guava + Lemon Soap Bars and Paradise Silk Body Cream.


10. Brown Sugar

Brown sugar is a natural ingredient that is known for its ability to gently exfoliate the skin, helping to remove dead skin cells and reveal radiant, glowing skin. It is a natural source of glycolic acid, which is a type of alpha hydroxy acid that helps to loosen and remove dead skin cells. It is also a natural humectant, meaning that it helps to retain moisture in the skin.

The benefits of using brown sugar in a skincare formulation include improved exfoliation and removal of dead skin cells, which helps to reveal radiant, glowing skin. It also helps to improve the texture and tone of the skin, and can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, brown sugar is a natural and gentle ingredient, making it suitable for all skin types.

Overall, the benefits of using brown sugar in a skincare formulation include improved exfoliation and hydration of the skin, as well as potential anti-aging effects on the skin. It is a great choice for those looking to gently exfoliate and nourish their skin with natural ingredients.

This ingredient is used in our body scrubs.

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