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Ingredient Spotlight: Aloe, Birch, and Fir

Zoë Furlong December 18, 2014

Today we’re kicking off a series of posts to provide a little more information on the ingredients we use in our products. This is something we’ve been meaning to do since launching our shave cream, so it’s been a long time coming.

Let’s dive right in with three of our favorites:

Aloe vera leaf juice (aloe barbadensis– Aloe vera is one of nature’s most effective and versatile ingredients. The juice from the aloe vera leaf hydrates and soothes irritated skin (remember putting aloe gel on sunburns as a kid?), promotes healthy tissue regeneration, and has antimicrobial and antifungal properties. It’s also a natural emollient, meaning it softens and smoothes the surface of the skin. You’ll find organic aloe vera in all of our skin care products.

Found in: Stellar Shave Cream, Fortifying Face Balm, Fantastic Face Wash, 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic, Essential Face Wipes

Birch sap (betula alba) – Birch sap is rich in complex sugars, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids beneficial to the skin. It naturally stimulates circulation, reinvigorating tired complexions, while its astringent properties reduce redness and help to even out skin tone. Birch sap is also a known moisturizer and this, paired with its soothing qualities, makes it particularly good at calming irritated skin.

Found in: Stellar Shave Cream, Fortifying Face Balm, 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic, Essential Face Wipes

Fir needle oil (pseudotsuga menziesii) – Fir needle oil is extracted from the branches of the majestic Douglas fir, native to forests throughout the Pacific Northwest. It has strong disinfecting properties and also imparts a citrusy, crisp scent to our products. Aromatherapists believe fir needle oil helps relieve stress and uplifts the spirits, and we agree!

Found in: Stellar Shave Cream, Fantastic Face Wash, 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic, Essential Face Wipes

These are just a few of the wonderful plant-based ingredients that power our products. We’ll continue to roll out more ingredient profiles in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Have a favorite natural ingredient? Curious about an ingredient you’ve seen on our label? We would love to hear from you.








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