Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Organic Ethanol, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Organic Nano-Emulsified Cannabidiol (CBD), Organic Glycerin, USP Micronized Bioidentical Progesterone, Organic Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Xanthan Gum, Organic Sunflower Lecithin, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid
ALWAYS 95% Organic Ingredients
Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice – Often extolled for its soothing qualities, aloe is usually identified as a topical ointment for burns, sun damage, and skin abrasions, and this healing plant moisturizes and has anti-aging effects.
Aloe includes several necessary vitamins: A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12.
Vitamins A, C, and E are antioxidants and help fend off free radicals which can contribute to cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.
Aloe contains 12 organic compounds called anthraquinones. Aloin, which causes a laxative effect, and emodin help with pain relief and work as antibacterial and antiviral agents. Anthraquinones are often removed from commercial aloe products.
Our aloe contains a unique type of sugar called Acemannan. The polysaccharide is believed to have antiviral properties, eases gastrointestinal problems, and stimulates the immune system.
Aloe consists of four plant-based fatty acids which are shown to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities. The acids also contain pain-relieving components. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), aloe vera contains 20 amino acids, seven of which are essential.
The plant also has hormones that aid in wound healing and eight enzymes.
Lastly, Aloe’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic characteristics may be helpful in relieving muscle and tendon pain. The gel is sometimes used topically in sports medicine to soothe achy muscles, but taken orally, the anti-inflammatory ingredients may also help with the pain.
The plant also has hormones that aid in wound healing and eight enzymes.
Our Organic Ethanol is organically grown and harvested.
The natural (organic) plant-derived Ethanol in our products will not dry out your skin. As part of a carefully formulated product, it accentuates the body’s ability to absorb the beneficial botanical properties and also acts as part of our natural preservation, making obsolete (additional) synthetic preservatives.
Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
Cocoa butter is derived from the Theobroma cacao tree. Cocoa butter has been shown to contain high concentrations of plant flavonoids and polyphenols. The oil exhibits anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-allergenic and antioxidant properties that are beneficial for the skin. Cocoa butter is high in saturated fatty acids making it an excellent and stable skin moisturizer and skin emollient. There is also ample evidence that it aids in stretch mark removal!
Organic glycerin is a thick, clear, colorless, multi-use liquid. Typically used as a humectant (an ingredient that keeps things moist, food-grade vegetable glycerin can also be used as a thickener and an emulsifier.
Our 100% USP, food-grade vegetable glycerin is gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and comprised of 99.7% coconut oil-extracted fatty ester and 0.3% water. Our ingredient is Non-Soy.
Vegetable glycerin allows for better absorption of other ingredients. It also works well as a massage oil due to its water-solubility or as a carrier oil in essential oil or other moisturizer-based skincare.
Organic Carnauba Wax
Obtained from the leaves of the Brazilian palm tree (Copernica Cerifera), also known as the “Tree of Life.” Carnauba wax is the hardest natural wax available. We use the organic variety that assists us in developing the right texture for our cream. It also helps absorption in the skin – which is so vital for the other ingredients.
This is not the same species that palm oil is pressed from but is a species indigenous to Brazil that grows wildly in native forests. Annual pruning of leaves allows for the continuing abundance where trees will continue with their natural growth cycle, much like us humans receiving a haircut!
Organic Sunflower Lecithin
Sunflower lecithin is made by dehydrating a sunflower and separating it into three parts: oil, gum, and solids. The lecithin comes from the gum. Sunflower lecithin is actually a general term for various fatty substances that can be extracted from sunflowers.
As an emulsifier, sunflower lecithin is able to balance the fat levels in your bloodstream which can help to boost heart health.
The main alternative to sunflower lecithin is soy lecithin, which can elevate estrogen levels. With the sunflower variety in our formulation, you can rest assured nothing is left to chance with hormone balancing.
Citric acid is a weak organic acid that is naturally found within citrus fruits, especially from citrus fruits such as lemons and limes. Its usual commercial uses in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals include its role as a pH adjustor and skin thickening agent within gels and creams.
Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Shea butter is extracted from the kernels of the fruit of the shea tree in a fatty form. We love our Shea butter because it has a particularly high content of cosmetically valuable ingredients, including a high content of tocopherols and antioxidant ingredients that are well known as a healing agent.
Shea butter has a particularly strong moisturizing effect.
The lipid barrier of the cornea is strengthened, making shea butter ideal for the care of dry, atopic and damaged skin. It is extremely well tolerated and relaxes irritated and stressed skin. It produces a smooth feeling and is easy to apply.
- Moisturizing and protective
- Soothing and calming
- Intensely nourishing & antioxidative
Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Sunflowers have amazing properties as a skin nurturer!
Rich in nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and vitamins A, K and E, sunflower oil is used effectively against inflammation and irritations of the skin. The high vitamin E content acts as an emollient which traps moisture and keeps skin well hydrated. It also helps prevent damage to cells by ultraviolet light and aids against premature aging of skin by protecting the collagen and elastin content.
Sunflower is a source for beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A with benefits of protection from sun damage and free radicals. Omega-6 (linoleic acid) which is found in sunflower oil, assists with cell development.
Organic Cannabis Sativa Extract (Nano-Emulsified CBD)
We have dedicated a full page to outlining this hemp derived ingredient. Our Nano-Emulsified CBD page can be viewed here.
USP Micronized Progesterone
The first and most important standard to look for in a progesterone cream is a USP (United States Pharmacopeia) on the label. Progesterone is derived from diosgenin; a steroid sapogenin extracted from the tubers of Mexican Wild Yam Root. To render truly bio-identical progesterone (exactly like your body naturally produces) Wild Yam Root requires a special laboratory process called “micronization.” Since you see USP Micronized on our label, you know our progesterone has undergone this process and is in conformity with Good Manufacturing Practices.
What’s more, our special micronized progesterone is:
- Above and beyond USP standards
- Tested in formulas to show better absorption
- From an FDA-Registered Facility that is GMP Compliant
- 14 Checks and Analyses Are Performed on Each Chemical Lot
- Bio-identical plant based ingredient (Derived from Yam)
Felicity Organics understands the importance of working with pharmacopoeial grade hormone powders that consistently meet potency standards. Our Special Micronized Progesterone meets these high standards but also excels in an additional category: particle size. Much like why we nano-emulsify our CBD, our progesterone ingredient is 99% less than 5 microns. Particle size is very important in the body’s ability to absorb it (absorption).
First-of-its-kind progesterone synthesis reduces impact to the environment.
• More than 70% reduction in carbon footprint versus our traditional process
• No metal catalysts
Our progesterone is made in the USA
As are all of our ingredients using green technology.
Xanthan Gum is a popular ingredient used in skincare to improve binding and as an emulsion stabilizer that thickens the texture of the cream.
Xanthan gum is found in every category of cosmetic products, with 3,470 reported uses under the FDA. It can be found in everything from cleansers to masks, serums to peels.
Xanthan gum is a popular ingredient for green beauty brands as it is naturally derived and is safe. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review has approved xanthan gum for skincare and personal use products.
Sodium Citrate is the sodium salt of citric acid, a weak organic acid. This ingredient acts as an alkalinizing agent and as a buffering agent to control the pH level. It is important to balance the pH of cosmetics and skin care products in order to maintain the skin’s normal pH as closely as possible.