Ingredient Glossary

Activated Charcoal - carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic substances. Widely used in skin care products due to its ability to draws out oil, dirt and other harmful substances from clogged pores. 

Apricot Shells - finely ground from the seeds of the apricot. Used as an all natural body scrub to deep-clean, renew and detoxify all skin types.

Argan Oil (Organic) - an oil produced from the kernels of the  Argan tree. Found to be a penetration enhancer and also helps with barrier repair. Antioxidant potential helps repair and reinvigorate damaged skin. Renowned for its ability to add a luxurious and healthy glow. Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic Argan Oil from kernels that are cold pressed. 

Arrowroot Powder -  a light weight, white powder derived from the roots of the arrowroot plant. It has many uses in cosmetic formulations.  Also used as an ingredient in food and can help some illnesses including stomach and intestinal upset. 

Australian Black Clay - a non-toxic mineral that contains cleansing agents and iron and oxygen properties. Very popular for use in creams, powders, and mineral makeup powders. 

Baking Soda - also known as Sodium Bicarbonate. Used in cosmetics and personal care products to add a smooth texture to creams and lotions. Also acts as a pH stabilizer. It occurs naturally in mineral deposits and is approved for use in food. 

Bamboo Leaf Botanical Extract -  a pinkish powder derived from dried bamboo leaves. Contains polyphenols and antioxidant elements. Its addition to topical products soften the skin and smooths the appearance of wrinkles. 

Borage Seed Oil (Organic) - is well known to have the greatest natural source of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and is an important ingredient for dry and inflamed skin types. Topical use regulates TEWL  (Transepidermal Water Loss). It likely increases ceramide production resulting in a hydrating and moisturizing effect. It is used in facial blends for maturing or damaged skin where regeneration of new skin cells is needed. Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic Borage Seed Oil from seeds that are cold pressed. 

Camellia Seed (Organic) - comes from the cold pressed seeds of the Camellia wild flower. Contains antioxidants and protects the skin from free radical damage. Refines mature skin, and nourishes the complexion. Is easily absorbed and leaves a silky smooth finish. Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic Camellia Oil from seeds that are cold pressed.

Coco Glucoside - is a non-ionic surfactant that can be used as a foaming, cleansing, conditioning, and thickening agent. It is derived from renewable raw materials such as coconut oil and corn and fruit sugars, and is completely biodegradable. It is GMO-free and contains no diethanolamides, lauryl sulfates, laureth sulfates, parabens and phthalates, or formaldehyde.

Coconut Milk (Organic) Powder - used in vegan skin care and food products an alternative to animal milk powders. Derived from dried organic coconut. Adds skin softening benefits via milk proteins and has a warm, delicious, toasted oatmeal scent.

Coconut Oil (Organic) - derived from 100% organic, fresh and matured coconuts. A creamy white fat that is solid at room temperature but melts into a very thin liquid immediately on contact with the skin. Used in skin care products for general moisturizing and has the pleasant smell of coconut. Absorbs fairly quickly and is non-comedogenic. Juji Skin only uses certified organic Coconut Oil that is cold pressed from the coconut meat.

 Colloidal Oatmeal - excellent for moisturizing dry and problem skin. This colloidal oatmeal is GMO-free and consists of key active ingredients (such as beta glucan), which act as a natural, deep penetrating moisturizer. Also includes natural antihistamines that reduces skin irritation and itching.  

Essential Oils - are pure, undiluted essences extracted directly from a variety of flowers, fruits, leaves, barks, roots, herbs, and spices. Essential Oils are added to products to provide a safe, non toxic and natural scent vs. traditional fragrance that can use up to 3000 chemicals to produce fragrance for one product alone. Juji Skin only uses steam distilled or cold pressed essential oils in their products.   

Evening Primrose Oil (Organic) -  is an exceptionally rich source of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and contains 75-95% essential fatty acids.  Used to rejuvenate and moisturize the skin. Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic Evening Primrose Oil  from seeds that are cold pressed.

Organic Grapeseed Oil - offers a high content of linoleic acid which provides the skin with barrier repair, moisturizing, and reduction in TEWL (transepidermal water loss). One of the fastest absorbing oils on the skin. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, linoleic acid and other essential fatty acids.  Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic grapeseed oil  from seeds that are cold pressed.

Green Tea Botanical Extract: Green Tea Extract is a rich source of antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Green Tea Extract is hailed in the natural skin care industry as it is said to help repair the effects of aging and environmental factors. The active constituents in Green Tea are the Catechin - Polyphenols. Green Tea catechins are potent antioxidants.

Ginko Biloba Extract: Ginkgo Biloba is known for its great revitalizing, stimulating, and firming qualities. It is a powerful antioxidant that has detoxifying qualities. It is also known for its anti-aging properties that give a healthier, rosy, younger looking skin. The leaves of Ginkgo Biloba plant has been used in the Chinese traditional medicine for centuries.

Hemp Oil (Organic) Organic Hemp Seed Oil is said to be rich in omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids (EFA's, good healthy fats), it has a full amino acid spectrum meaning that it provides complete protein and it has a high mineral content. Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic Hemp Seed Oil  from seeds that are cold pressed.

Jojoba Oil (Organic)  is a highly penetrating liquid wax that closely resembles the sebum of the skin. It delivers a protective film over the skin that aids in retaining moisture, thus imparting occlusive properties. It is rich in vitamin E.  Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic jojoba Oil  from seeds that are cold pressed.  

Kukui Nut Oil is rich in the essential fatty acids and linolenic acids. These acids are vital for the metabolism of healthy skin. This light natural oil is used today in all high quality skin preparations due to its ability to quickly penetrate the skin and is easily absorbed. 

Macadamia Nut Oil (Organic)  is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, contains palmitoleic acid (promotes young soft skin), as well as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. It has also been successfully used to help heal scars and sunburns. Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic Macadamia Nut Oil  from nuts that are cold pressed. 

Perilla Seed Oil (Organic) The Perilla Seeds are rich in vitamins and amino acids. Approximately 50-60% of the oil is Alpha-Linoleic Acid (ALA) which is an Omega-3 fatty acid. The high ALA content helps the skin and hair retain moisture. Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic Perilla Seed Oil  from seeds that are cold pressed.  

Pumice (Extra Fine) is a naturally occurring, floating volcanic rock. They have been ground into a superfine powder that is perfect as an exfoliant in creams, lotions, and other cosmetic applications dealing with rough, dry skin.

Pomegranate Oil (Organic)  has a remarkable ability to nourish, moisturize and improve skin elasticity. Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil is rich in pucinic acid and can be effective in treating dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and sunburned skin. It is a good choice for inclusion in formulations for maturing skin. Its high polyphenol content makes it a strong antioxidant. Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic Pomegranate Seed Oil  from seeds that are cold pressed.

Rosehip Botanical Extract: Rosehip is the fruit of the rose plant with the extract powder coming from the seeds and shells. Being rich in Vitamin C it contains natural anti-oxidant properties and can be used in skin care products to improve the elasticity of the skin and as an ingredient for astringents. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Rosehip Oil (Organic) is extremely high in essential fatty acids and is known to help treat dry, irritated, weathered skin. Organic Rose Hip Seed Oil possesses a unique nutrient profile that includes Vitamins A (retinol) and E, omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. The numerous anti-aging benefits of Organic Rose Hip Seed Oil have been scientifically proven (Pareja et al 1988). The oil is acclaimed for its ability to regenerate skin cells, reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles, and improve skin color and tone. Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic Rosehip Seed Oil  from seeds that are cold pressed.

Sea Buckthorn Botanical Extract: This extract is rich with numerous vitamins, pro-vitamins, antioxidants and skin emollients resulting in a unique naturally occurring reservoir of user friendly nutrients. Thus, extract of Sea Buckthorn is a natural bactericide, anti-oxidant and analgesic and can be used in topical applications to improve cell metabolism and as a free radical scavenger to delay dermal aging.

Sea Buckthorn Oil - Sea Buckthorn seeds appear to be an unsurpassed natural source of vitamins A and E, carotenes and flavonoids. Sea Buckthorn seeds are second only to Rose hips and Acerola in vitamin C content. They are also rich in several other vitamins, including B1, B2, K and P. Sea Buckthorne Oil can effectively combat wrinkles, dryness and other symptoms of malnourished or prematurely aging skin.

Safflower Seed Oil (Organic) - Safflower Seed Oil is rich in linoleic acid and can be  used to strengthen the skin barrier, hydrate the skin through occlusion and decrease inflammation. It also possesses a high percentage of oleic acid, and is especially moisturizing, nourishing and beautifying for the skin.  Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic Safflower Oil from seeds that are cold pressed.

Shea Butter (organic) - Shea Butter is hailed for its protective and emollient properties. It has high amounts of unsaponifiable matter, Vitamin E and other natural active elements, and is often used as a natural moisturizing agent for the skin. It also aids with the re-hydration of dry, chapped skin, melts on contact and is an excellent moisturizing product. It's unique fatty acid profile gives it the ability to moisturize and retain the elasticity of the skin. It penetrates deeply into the dermis and leaves a smooth, satiny finish. Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic Shea Butter that has been cold pressed . 

Sunflower Seed Oil (organic) is deeply nourishing and has high amounts of Vitamins A, B, D and E, minerals. It has beneficial amounts of lecithin and unsaturated fatty acids and is a wonderful skin conditioner. It can be used in skin care products designed to treat dry & damaged skin, eczema and psoriasis. Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic Sunflower Oil from seeds that have been cold pressed.

Sugar ( sucrose ) - sugars small particles make an excellent topical exfoliant, and are used in a number of body and face products to gently remove dead surface skin cells and reveal glowing, healthy-looking skin. Sugar is also a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. And it is a natural source of glycolic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the “glue” that bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin.

Sweet Almond Oil (Organic) is an excellent emollient and is known for its ability to soften and recondition the skin. It is rich in proteins, Olein Glyceride Linoleic Acid and Vitamin D, and is considered extremely nourishing, particularly when used regularly. It can be expected to sooth dry skin and irritated areas.  Juji Skin only uses USDA certified organic Sweet Almond Oil from nuts that have been cold pressed.

Tapioca Starch is starch extracted from Cassava (Tapioca). It is widely used in cooking and acts as a thickener and viscosity enhancer in various personal care products.

Vanilla Bean Seeds (organic) : Premium quality Vanilla bean seeds are dried and then powdered to produce our natural Vanilla Bean Specks. The specs are most often used in vanilla fragranced products and their formulations that require gentle exfoliation.

Vanilla Extract: (organic) Vanilla extract is a solution containing the flavor compound vanillin as the primary ingredient. Pure vanilla extract is made by macerating and percolating vanilla beans in a solution of organic glycerin and water. Also safely added to natural products for its delicious, warm scent.

Vegetable Glycerin (Organic) is a naturally-sourced ingredient with emollient properties that can soften and soothe the skin. This vegetable glycerin is made from corn, soya and mustard oils (vs. palm oil as we will never use palm oil in any of our products! ).  Because it is a humectant, it attracts moisture in the air to the skin. Juji Skin only uses USDA Certified Organic Vegetable Glycerin. 

Vitamin E  (natural) plays a crucial role in protecting skin cells and membranes from environmental damage. For use in skin care, Vitamin E also acts as a natural antioxidant.