Botanical Name: Vitis Vinifera
Comedogenic rating: 1
Description: Grapeseed seeds oil also known as grape oil is extracted from the seeds of the Vitis vinifera botanical, which is typically cultivated to produce wine grapes. Mainly known for its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, grapeseed oil also contains high amounts of omega fatty acids and vitamin E—which makes it popular when it comes to formulating skincare.
Moisturizes and Protects: It works to tone, hydrate and moisturize skin without clogging pores and hence is commonly used moisturizer for acne prone and sensitive skin, and for those who have oily or blemish prone skin. It can also help balance oil production, fade scarring and combat acne as it does not leave behind residue and is quickly dries upon application making it a great base makeup.
Fades scars: Not only is grapeseed oil rich in Vitamin E which is known to lessen the severity of scars, it also contains Linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid which is also proven to speed up the healing process and decrease the formation of scars.
Tightens skin: The presence of strong antioxidants in this oil increases collagen production , thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and stretch marks. It promotes healthy, youthful skin, as well as improves skins overall elasticity.
Prevents premature aging: The antioxidant properties of this oil helps fight free radical damage. Being rich in compounds that restore collagen, it slows the look of aging by smoothening and firming the skin, offering protection against sun damage, and reducing the appearance of blemishes, wrinkles, and stretch marks.
Hair growth & overall health: It contributes to softness and smoothness of hair while promoting its growth. The conditioning properties help moisturize dry, frizzy, damaged and brittle hair without leaving hair smelling unpleasant or feeling heavy or greasy. By eliminating dandruff, it strengthens hair and reduces hair loss, enhancing the growth of healthier and possibly longer hair.
Skin Type: Suitable for all skin types including sensitive and acne-prone skin
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the average woman uses 12 products, containing 168 different chemicals daily. Most of these chemicals have been linked to significant health issues:
- 60% chemicals can act like estrogen or disrupt hormones
- 45% chemicals harmful to the reproductive system of baby’s development
- 33% chemicals linked to cancer
As a result, 80% of the ingredients we supply have a comedogenic rating of 3 and below allowing us to produce products that are safe for everyone
Carrier oils are used to dilute the essential oils and help "carry" them into the skin. Unlike essential oils, they do not evaporate. Carrier oils are assigned comedogenic rating and that is the likelihood of that ingredient/product causing or exacerbating acne prone skin. Any such ingredient that will actually "cause" acne is called a Comedogenic.
Here is the rating scale:
0 - won’t clog pores at all | 1 - very low likelihood of clogging pores | 2 - moderately low likelihood | 3 - moderate likelihood 4 - fairly high likelihood | 5 - high likelihood of clogging pores
Essential Oils "The Enhancers"
Essential oils are highly concentrated compounds extracted from plants. They have not yet been shown to be comedogenic. Essential oils cannot be used alone as hair or skincare product and must be mixed with a carrier oil. They can however be used pure for use in diffuses for aromatherapy
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There is no one-size fits all when it comes to beauty and wellness
Rising consumer awareness indicates that people are looking for brands that are inclusive, transparent about the ingredients in the products and honest about wellness claims. All of our ingredients are 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free which immediately eliminates the exposure to harsh chemicals and toxins that are concerning. Additionally, our unique application allows consumers to mix and match different ingredients to create products tailored to their unique hair, skin and wellness needs.