Anti-Itch Cream: Explanation of Ingredients
Certified Organic Sunflower Oil: The non-volatile oil expressed from sunflower seeds. Used as an emollient.
Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel: A cellular nutrient, it is a natural moisturizer derived from the aloe plant with the power to heal, sooth and moisturize. With anti-inflammatory properties, it promotes skin hydration as well as the tightening of the skin.
Glyceryl Stearate: An esterification product of glycerin and stearic acid. Acts as a lubricant on the skin's surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It also slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin's surface and helps to form emulsions by reducing surface tension.
Certified Organic Cocoa Butter: A vegetable fat extracted from the cacao bean. Contains antioxidants and acts as a natural preservative, emollient and a moisturizer to prevent dry, itchy skin.
Certified Organic Jojoba Oil: A plant derived oil used to soothe, while it supplies emollients to the skin.
Glyerin: An organic compound that improves smoothness, providing lubrication as a humectant.
Ethyl Hexyl Palmitate: Produced using palmitic acid which is a naturally occurring fatty acid found in plants. Acts as lubricants on the skin's surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance.
Manuka Honey: Derived from the nectar of the flowers that grow on the Manuka plant, indigenous to New Zealand.
Canadian Willow Herb Extract: Plant-derived ingredient that acts as a skin cleanser, freshener and soother for irritated areas of the skin. Contains anti-inflammatory properties and also demonstrates free radical scavenging ability.
Beeswax: A natural wax produced in the hive of honeybees. Creates a protective barrier against environmental aggressors.
Shea Butter: Derived from the shea nut, it is an excellent natural moisturizer that not only soothes and protects from environmental damage, but also restores skin suppleness, increases moisturization, and improves the appearance of dry skin.
Capric Caprylic Triglyceride: An oily liquid made from coconut oil. Slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin's surface.
Stearic Acid: A natural occurring fatty acid obtained from vegetables. Acts as a surfactant and emulsifying agent.
Cetyl Alcohol: A fatty alcohol derived from coconuts. Acts as an emollient and thickening agent.
Certified Organic Borage Oil: Derived from the seeds of the Borage plant. This oil contains gamma linoleic acid which is part of the skin's natural moisturizing factor. Used as a light, natural moisturizer and as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat dermatitis and other skin conditions.
Colloidal Oatmeal: Ground kernels of oats. As a skin protectant, Colloidal Oatmeal protects injured or exposed skin from harmful or annoying stimuli. Helps smooth and comfort itchy, scratchy and dry skin.
Echinacea Extract: An extract of the coneflower, Echinacea angustifolia. Contains anti-inflammatory and immune-stimulating properties.
Goldenseal Extract: A perennial herb in the buttercup family. Contains anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and immune-system stimulating properties.
Certified Organic Comfrey Extract: Obtained from a plant which contains allantoin and is known for its regenerating and soothing properties.
Certified Organic Chamomile Extract: Used for skin calming properties. Also forms an anti-irritant shield on the surface of the skin.
Certified Organic Arnica Flower Extract: Reduces inflammation and provides stimulation for the skin. Also enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.
Certified Organic Lavender Extract: A plant-derived ingredient used for its stimulating, invigorating and freshening benefits to the skin.
Bisabolol: The main component of the essential oil made from the Chamomile plant. Enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. Contains anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Certified Organic Flax Seed Oil: Obtained from the dried ripe seeds of the flax plant. Contains the highest level of omega-3 fatty acids among vegetable oils which is beneficial for reducing inflammation. Helpful in the treatment of Eczema and Psoriasis.
Green Tea Extract: An herbal derivative from green tea leaves. Has soothing and antioxidant properties. Effective in fighting free radicals and pro-oxidants.
Certified Organic Cucumber Extract: Performs as an astringent while imparting a cool sensation to soothe the skin. Possesses anti-itch and anti-inflammatory properties. Also helps to remove dead skin cells. Contains high amounts of amino acids and organic acids that are beneficial to the skin.
Allantoin: A soothing, non-irritating compound that has the ability to help heal the skin and stimulate the growth of healthy tissue. Derived from botanical extracts of the comfrey plant. Used to heal, moisturize and soften skin. Acts as a skin conditioning agent and skin protectant.
Mixed Tocopherols: A series of organic compounds with vitamin E activity.
Phenoxyethanol: An organic compound used as a preservative.
Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin: An organic compound and natural preservative that is derived from grains and plants.