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Ingredient Guide


Parabens ~ PEG's ~ Formaldehyde Donors ~ Phenoxyethanol ~ Silicones ~ Petros ~ 
  Ethoxylates(1,4 dioxane) ~ Nitrates ~ Artificial Colors ~ Artificial Fragrance ~ Harsh Chemicals ~ Hormone-disrupting Contaminants

When developing Oasis products, I use the highest grade organic, wildcrafted, Eco-Cert certified, or natural ingredients available, and I use them in high concentrations.

I don't make formula decisions based on the cost of the ingredients, but rather their effectiveness and the results they yield. I never use fillers, ever. These are not mass produced, but each one is hand crafted by me with all the care I can put into it, after months of research and testing. 

Thank you for trusting me with your skin!

-Acai berries have the highest ORAC antioxidant value, and are enriched with phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, & amino acids to nourish skin.

 -Activated Bamboo Carbon EcoSalon says "Activated charcoal means the carbon is infused with oxygen and is prepared for human ingestion (in the case of poisoning or detox) and skincare products. This oxygenation creates a super porous surface, increasing its ability to absorb matter and toxins. Possibly the most absorbent cosmetic ingredient out there, activated charcoal is said to have the ability to absorb thousands of times its own weight.

This super absorbency, plus antibacterial properties, makes activated charcoal an ideal ingredient for oily and acne prone skin types. It is used in acne products to draw out impurities, heal pimples, and prevent further breakouts.

Also an anti-aging ingredient, activated charcoal is said to tighten pores and smooth the skin. It also reduces inflammation, which is significant in preventing premature aging."

 -Allantoin  occurs naturally in the roots & leaves of the comfrey plant  and has been classified by the FDA as a safe and effective skin protectant & anti-inflammatory additive.  Protects, soothes and hydrates the skin. Often used to minimize pore size. Makes the skin look visibly younger and rejuvenated. Used in the prevention and treatment of acne scarring, dry and chapped skin and lips, psoriasis medications and analgesic gels, toothpastes, and oral rinses.

 -Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is an effective path to healthy skin through its optimization of fundamental skin function, improving oxygen levels and enhancing cellular energy.

 As an anti-oxidant it increases coQ10 levels, recycles vitamins c and e, and is proven to quench hydroxyl radicals, hypochlorous acid and unstable oxygen. It is considered to be a universal anti-oxidant because it is both water and fat soluble with high absorption, and bioavailability, therefore rapidly reaching the tissues.

 As a nutrient it enhances cellular energy as it shuttles oxygen and electrons back and forth increasing enzymatic function and therefore further regenerating anti-oxidants.

-Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Aloe vera contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins, that provide wound healing and reduce skin inflammation. Giberellin acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. It has several antioxidants including beta carotene, vitamin C and E that help improve the skin's natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated. In addition, it feeds the skin with over 75 different nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid. 

-Argan Oil is cold pressed from the nuts of organic Argania spinosa. There is not an abundant supply of this precious oil & it is one of the most sought after botanical oils in today's market. With its unique composition of unsaturated fatty acids, carotenoids, plant sterols, polyphenols, ferulic acid, Vitamin E and squalene, it delivers a therapeutic profile that offers regenerative and restructuring activity. This revitalizing oil improves skin's flexibility to improve skin softness while also offering anti-oxidant protection.  Most of the research on this oil showed its best attribute to be the reduction of wrinkles and smoothing of skin.

-BTMS is an emulsifying conditioner naturally derived from Colza (Rapeseed) Oil,  has exceptional mildness, & provides elegant emulsions that tend to resist wash off, leaving a soft feel on the skin and imparting excellent detangling properties to hair conditioners. In hair care, it gives improved wet comb and leaves hair with noticeable body and spring.

-Calcium Stearoyl LactylateThis natural and Eco-Cert certified water-in-oil emulsifier, derived from Palm Stearic and Lactic acids, imparts an excellent feel and offers superior moisturizing properties.

-Caprylic Capric Triglycerides are a specific fraction of coconut / palm oil fatty acids and offer several key benefits:  a noticeable silkiness in products, excellent anti-oxidant properties to extend the natural shelf life, skin nurturing benefits due to the skin loving nature of the specific fatty acid esters, not seen with common Fractionated Coconut Oil, or other carrier oils, and they are especially suited to sensitive skin and oily skin.

-C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate is created from a simple reaction of Benzoic Acid and Fatty Alcohols  from Coconut Oil.  It is a multifunctional emollient that offers solubilizing activity while delivering a smooth silky feel to products and is non-irritating, non-sensitizing, non-comedegenic, and emollient for acne prone skin. 

-Cetyl Esters NF A skin emollient that gives a velvet touch and glide.  There is some confusion about the naturalness of this material because it is referred to as a synthetic Spermaceti Wax.  Spermaceti Wax is harvested from whales, and Cetyl Esters Wax, which is natural wax produced from coconuts, was created as a friendlier alternative.  Also considered a vegan alternative to beeswax. 

-Chlorophyll is found in all plants & algae. It allows them to absorb energy from light through photosynthesis, so it's the lifeblood of plants. In research studies, chlorophyll has been shown to decrease DNA damage, and help prevent and treat certain types of cancer. 

Chlorophyll is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agent for your skin, which means it can help combat acne and other impurities. It also fights free radicals to prevent premature aging.  Using chlorophyll in your skin care products is one way to help boost skin health.

 -CoQ10 neutralizes wrinkle-causing free radicals and encourages a smooth, dewy complexion.

-Cucumber's anti-inflammatory properties soothe inflamed skin. Research shows the lutein component of cucumber has an effect on suppressing skin discoloration. Additional in-vitro research has shown that the constituents in cucumber can help protect skin against carcinogenic substances that cause tumors. 

-DMAE stimulates the production of acetylcholine to enhance skin tone by firming and tightening beneath the skin     

-Fruit Acids(Grape, Lemon, Passionfruit, Pineapple, & Papaya)Studies conducted by researchers at the Ohio State University and Massachusetts General Hospital suggest that over time, the use of AHA products result in smoother, more evenly pigmented skin.

-Gluconolactone and Sodium Benzoate is accepted by ECOCERT as a preservative in certified organic cosmetics. It is a broad spectrum preservative with no parabens, formaldehyde releasers, or GMO's,  and it relies upon sodium benzoate (an organic acid) as the main preservative. Sodium benzoate limits the growth of bacteria by messing with its metabolism and is a fungicide. The gluconolactone is added to be a chelating and sequestering ingredient, a free radical scavenger, and a moisturizer that is on par with about 2% glycerin. It might also be good as an AHA substitute. The concept behind this preservative is called "hurdle technology".

-Glycine Betaine (Beta vulgaris (Beet)) Sugar Extract is clinically proven to restore lost hydration and moisture.  It is a Eco-Cert certified food grade moisturizer and anti-irritant that is naturally derived from a renewable source of Beet Sugar.  Betaine is one of the four classes of osmolytes which act to maintain intracellular hydration (water levels) helping to prevent damage from environmental stressors such as UV radiation, and oxidation.  This important function allows the cells to function more efficiently, preventing damage and the dehydration responsible for the look of parched, sallow, and discolored skin.  The true key to skin health is hydration.  Unlike traditional humectants, which draw moisture from the environment, this ingredient adds hydration directly due to it's abundant source of sacharides.  It hydrates from within, making it a suitable choice for any climate or environment. 

-Grapeseed According to a report from the Food Research Center in Guelph, Canada, OPCs in grape seed extract contain 20 times the antioxidant power of vitamin E and 50 times the antioxidant power of vitamin C. The Journal of Medicinal Food states that grape seed extract can protect the skin from sun damage, including wrinkles, pigment changes and skin cancer.

-Green Tea A clinical study revealed that skin had measurably more elastic tissue content after continuous application of a product containing green tea extract.  It’s a strong antioxidant that protects the skin from the damaging effect of free radicals. Green tea extract also contains the Methylxanthines that stimulates skin microcirculation to positively influence the tone and health of skin. 

-Helichrysum Gymnocephalum Flower Extract reduces stress, helps rejuvenate skin, & encourages new cell growth.

 -Hemp Seed Oil, Virgin is cold pressed from the Cannabis sativa plant.  Considered to be nature's perfect oil, with the ideal ratio of 4:1 Omega 6 to omega 3's, one of the highest levels of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and vitamins.  Also well known for its anti-inflammatory activity and ability to speed the healing of skin ailments, from eczema and psoriasis, to sores and lesions, or any damaged skin.

 -Hyaluronic Acid is a potent moisturizer that fills the space between collagen and elastin bundles and cells, and is responsible for the elastic characteristic of tissues in the skin.

-Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Proteins(Peptides), Glycine Soya Protein(Peptides), & Oxidoreductases(Yeast Enzymes) is an advanced natural source of specially purified rice and soy peptides, and biotechnologically produced yeast protein.  This peptide combination offers enhanced circulatory, and inflammation influence with a profound impact on dark circles and puffiness, and was specifically developed to address the conditions of dark circles and puffiness in the EYE area, with a pronounced positive effect on the blood dynamics to improve oxygen supply to the tissues.  This peptide blend helps to improve skin firmness with a visible reduction of dark circles and puffiness.  Rice Peptides block the very damaging effect of collagenases induced by sun radiation, namely collagen breakdown, to prevent premature aging, while having a moisturizing effect. 

In-vivo tests have confirmed visible results after only 4 weeks.

 -Irish Moss/Chrondus Crispus/Carageenan is not actually a "moss" but a type of red seaweed that has been used for centuries in Ireland as a healing sea vegetable used in soup broths to fortify and strengthen malnourished individuals.  Also known as Chrondrus crispus, typically found growing on the underside of rocks submerged in water.  Irish moss is a natural source of carrageenan, which makes up to 55% of its volume and is what is responsible for its properties as a gelling medium. This form of red algae offers emolliency, and improved hydration as well as being a source of proteins, vitamin A, sugar, starch, vitamin B1, iron, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and calcium. It is emollient, moisturizing and lubricating.  When used in hair products it offers smoothness and curl activation without build up or flaking. 

-Licorice contains beneficial plant sterols, which promote skin elasticity and fight inflammation and wrinkle formation. The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology reported that licorice is an effective treatment for rosacea, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and drug-induced skin eruptions. A natural skin lightening alternative to chemical hydroquinone, licorice extract contains an active called glabridin, which inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme that causes pigmentation in response to sun exposure. It can also help diminish the dark pigmentation resulting from scars.

-Niacinamide (a B vitamin) suppresses melanin to prevent sun spots, while protecting the skin from further UV damage, increases ceramides and free fatty acid levels in skin, is anti-inflammatory, and even treats acne.

- Oat Beta Glucan has been shown to penetrate deeply into the tissues to deliver advanced topical skin benefits.  Oat (Avena sativa) Beta Glucan is well known for reducing irritation, and inflammation to speed the healing of damaged tissues.  Lesser known is that studies have shown its ability to reduce sun damage and partial thickness burns.  The mechanism of action is through the stimulation of collagen synthesis, indicating it's superior activity as an anti-aging active ingredient.  Studies have shown that because it is able to penetrate and work it's way through the inter-cellular matrix, and get to the lower levels where wrinkles are formed, it shows a marked improvement of wrinkles and their prevention. 

-Octyldodecanol is a lubricant and moisturizer produced from vegetable oils, and a natural alternative to petro-sourced silicones.

-Panthenol/ProVitamin B5 penetrates readily into skin & hair. Well known for it's anti-inflammatory properties. Has good moisturizing & softening properties. Has been shown to improve the appearance of irritated skin and is often used as rejuvenating agent. Gives the hair moisture & shine and reduces split ends.

-Pineapple extract has a fruit enzyme effective at exfoliating dead skin cells while invigorating the skin.

-Pine Bark(Pycnogenol) Clinical trial results suggest that Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, improves skin hydration and elasticity in women. Scientists found that the main benefits of the extract were an increase in hyaluronic acid and collagen production as well as increased hydration, fewer wrinkles, and increased skin smoothness. 

-Propanediol is the plant-based alternative to Propylene Glycol, which is a petro chemical. An ultra pure moisturizer and emollient that is sustainable, renewable, and Eco-Cert certified. 

-Retinol A (Microencapsulated Vitamin A) has a delivery system that offers unprecedented penetration by delivering active efficacy that is 100 times that of non-encapsulated actives.

 Retinol A is required for growth and reproduction of the skin, and differentiation of epithelial tissue. This is important because your skin ages over time and the results are wrinkles, rough texture, discolorations, and thinning. Retinol is an essential vitamin that is used to combat these negative effects and promote healthy skin. Visibly improves the appearance of mature, sun damaged, and dry skin while it hydrates, and softens to help re-create a smooth, supple texture and tone. It's also an excellent protector against negative environmental elements.  Topical A application is known to stimulate the growth of the base layer of skin cells, in that it helps the cells differentiate normally and provides its structural integrity.

-Watermelon is rich in vitamin C and amino acids, is a powerful antioxidant and skin-conditioning ingredient effective at fighting free radicals released by sun exposure. 

-Witch Hazel is astringent, soothing, and toning.  All types of skin benefit from it's tightening, balancing, and calming properties.  














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