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*About Our Ingredients

Gaia's Formula Skin Care Products are made from all pure, natural ingredients. We strive to bring you the highest quality in natural skin care.

We'd like you to see what our products are made from and why we chose these ingredients. As you can see, many of our ingredients are made from organically grown materials.


   

Aloe VeraAloe Vera Gel (Organic)

We use incredibly stable Aloe Vera Gel with a pourable consistency is highly beneficial for dietary, cosmetic, and household use. Pulverized from the inner fillet of certified organically grown Aloe Vera plants, and further filtered to produce a clear and consistent Aloe gel with a well rounded, and fresh odor.
     

ApricotsApricot Kernel Meal

A natural source, finely ground meal from the pits/kernels of Apricots. This is an ideal medium that produces a gritty sensation for soaps, facial scrubs and exfoliating body care products.
     

Argan OilArgan Oil (Organic)

We use a 100% pure concentrate of the Argan oil direct from Morocco. It is a rich natural source of vitamin E; fights dehydration, oxidation and premature aging. This oil is certified pure 100% Organic, vegan, paraben free, fair trade, NO animal testing.
     

Castille SoapCastille Soap (Organic)

Unscented base for many of our washes, the castile soap we use contains no fragrance. A nice, extremely mild base for our foaming washes. Fair Trade certified and certified organic product.
     

Cucumber HydrosolCucumber Hydrosol (Organic)

Our Cucumber hydrosol is certified organic and ordered fresh every season. We order directly from the distillery. Cucumbers are known for their anti-inflammatory, soothing effects on the skin.
     

Dead Sea SaltDead Sea Salt

A luxuriant sea salt extracted and solar dried from the saline and mineral rich marshes of the confined Dead Sea.
Dead sea salt is a nutrient rich, extremely fine, and partially moist salt perfect for our bath products and scrubbing blends. This salt is extremely wealthy in numerous key elements and has proven to be one of the best therapeutic salts available.
     

Essential OilsEssential Oils

We use only pure 100% Therapeutic Grade essential oils in our products. Essential oils are the oldest form of medicine and cosmetic known to man. Our modern science is only now beginning to investigate their incredible healing properties. Essential oils are derived from different sections of various plant life, including the rind of a fruit, petals of a flower, seeds, leaves, stems, bark and roots etc. The plant-based emollients, humectants and essential oils in quality natural skin care products carry therapeutic benefits, stimulating circulation and cell regeneration to the skin layers.
     

Evening PrimroseEvening Primrose Oil

No additives, preservatives, antioxidants, or other foreign agents have been used or included in the manufacturing of this oil. A true cold pressed oil from certified organically grown Evening Primrose seeds
     

Green TeaGreen Tea Extract

The leaves used to make this product were wildcrafted camellia sinensis leaves. Green tea is known for its natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic properties. Studies have shown that green tea applications can help prevent ultraviolet-induced damage that leads to skin cancer. Other studies have suggested that topically applied tea extracts may protect against accelerated skin aging due to its antioxidant benefits that help fight free radicals.
     

HydrosolsHydrosols

We use many different natural hydrosols in our products. Many are made from organically grown plants. Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, hydroflorates, flower waters or distillates are products from steam distilling plant materials. Hydrosols are like essential oils but in far less of a concentration. Besides aromatic chemicals, these distillates also contain many more of the plant acids than pure essential oils making them skin friendly.

     

JojobaJojoba Oil

100% Pure Jojoba Oil is derived from the seed oil of the jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) shrub and is one of the most popular cosmetic oils available today. Its high stability, invigorating scent and cosmetic versatility make it ideas for all skin and hair types, and it is most commonly used to promote softer hair and skin. Jojoba Oil contains many nutritional compounds, including long-chain essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols. Expeller-pressed and Hexane-free.
     

KokumKokum Butter

From India, a highly prized and under-rated butter from the Garcinia tree. This naturally white and incredibly smooth butter has enormously high compositions of beneficial materials to help regenerate tired and worn skin cells and further supports elasticity and general flexibility of the skin wall.
     

Lecithin Soy BeansLecithin (Organic)

A revolutionary process which does not utilize solvent or alcohol extraction has now awarded us with certified organic liquid lecithin. This lecithin acts as an emulsifier and thickening agent for body care products and improves a products shelf life by acting as a mild preservative. Lecithin is an emollient, which is a softening and soothing agent. In addition, it has magnificent moisturizing properties, and helps to hydrate the skin. The phospholipids naturally present in Lecithin are able to attract water from the air, and in doing so, increase hydration.
     

MangosMango Butter

Expeller pressed and rendered from the seed kernel of the Mango tree, this highly prized butter is an exceptional quality ingredient. Great source of essential fatty acids. Mango Butter has natural emollient properties, wound healing, and regenerative activity. Mango Butter has been traditionally used in the rainforests and tropics for its skin softening, soothing, moisturizing and protective properties and to restore flexibility and reduce degeneration of skin cells. It has a protective effect against UV radiation. Dermatologists often recommend Mango Butter for the treatment of wrinkles.
     

Pink Himalayan SaltPink Himalayan Salt

This salt gets it 'pinkish' appearances and dark flecks from the more than 50 natural minerals it holds. It has not been refined by bleaching or heat processing, and it has no additives (no iodine or anti-caking agents) - it is just simply ..... natural salt. This salt is as 'organic' as you can get, it just hasn't been certified organic by a 3rd party certification company.
     

Rose Hip SeedRose Hip Seed Oil

It is unique among vegetable oils in containing retinol (Vitamin A), and is also high in vitamin C. Rose hip seed oil is high in the essential fatty acids - linoleic acid or omega-6, and linolenic acid or omega-3. Rose Hip Seed Oil, with its high absorbing level, penetrates the skin almost instantly to restore this needed moisture balance.
     

Shea TreeShea Butter

Shea Butter is packed with Vitamins. Specifically vitamins A, D, E and F. Vitamins A, E, and F in Shea Butter hydrate and smooth the skin. These vitamins are especially important when it comes to helping sun damaged skin heal. Vitamins A, E and F assist in staving off premature wrinkles and facial lines, while vitamin D has been proven to promote skin cell growth. It soothes rough, dry or chapped skin. The fatty acids in Shea Butter helps renew skin cells.
     

AlmondsSweet Almond Oil

Almond oil, a natural vegetable-derived extract that dates back to ancient times, nourishes and revives the skin without clogging pores. Expeller pressed, and 100% pure.
     

Vegetable GlycerineVegetable Glycerin

We use pure 100% USP grade vegetable glycerine (glycerin) in our products to assist in retaining moisture and in pulling oxygen into the skin. Vegetable glycerine is a natural emollient that adds a cooling effect on the skin. Vegetable Glycerine is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid with an incredibly sweet taste having the consistency of thick syrup.It is invaluable as a natural source ingredient with emollient like properties which can soften and soothe the skin and it assists the outer epidermis is retaining moisture.
     

Vitamin EVitamin E Oil

This particular Vitamin E oil has been verified and tested GMO free from crop to finished material. Our Vitamin E Oil contains 18-20% mixed tocopherols and measures close to 7500 I.U. per ounce. It helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also, free radicals are believed to play an important role in skin aging, so Vitamin E oil is an important ingredient as an antioxidant.
     

Vitamin CVitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)

The only antioxidant that is proven to stimulate the synthesis of collagen, which is essential since your body’s natural collagen production decreases as you age. Sun exposure will also accelerate the decrease in collagen. Studies have shown that vitamin C helps to minimize fine lines, scars, and wrinkles. (Cleveland Clinic)
The practical use of Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) in skin care presents some difficulties due to its lack of stability. When exposed to air, Vitamin C solution undergoes oxidation and becomes ineffective. This is why it is usually extremely hard to find in it’s most effective form.
     

Witch HazelWitch Hazel Hydrosol

The Witch Hazel hydrosol we use comes from a blend of bark and leaves of the witch hazel shrub (hamamelis virginiana). It is one of the most pure and natural witch hazel products on the market. Our Witch hazel hydrosol is 100% alcohol-free and is a natural astringent. This hydrosol makes a great skin toner, which assists with cleansing as well as tightening the facial pores. This Witch Hazel Hydrosol was steam distilled from wildharvested plant material. It contains a 1% or less by volume of the following two food grade preservatives: potassium sorbate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Nothing else is added.
     
     
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