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– OUR INGREDIENTS –
– Sugars for Exfoliation: –
Skin, the largest organ of the body, can circulate more efficiently when it is regularly exfoliated. Exfoliation, or the removal of dead skin cells, should be done on a regular basis. It is a process that makes skin look and feel healthier by improving circulation and ridding it of toxins. Exfoliation also increases the production of collagen that gives skin its tone and elasticity. Sugar scrubs are the most natural products to exfoliate the skin with – they are mild and help to gently remove dead skin cells.
Sugar contains two important components, glycolic acid and alpha hydroxy acid. These components help to maintain perfect oil balance in the skin. As a result, they will not allow your skin to become too dry or too oily.
Brown sugar has tiny particles that provide just the right amount of texture to gently exfoliate the skin. It has the ability to clean and tighten pores giving the skin a more even and uniform appearance; pores look smaller, which ultimately leads to a more even skin tone. Also, it can diminish the damage to the skin caused by acne and other skin conditions.
Pure Cane Raw Sugar
In the past sugar was known as “white gold” because it was a rare and an expensive commodity recognized as a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. Also, pure raw sugar 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 looking skin. Glycolic acid can also help to treat sun-damaged skin.
– Other Ingredients –
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Egyptians called Aloe Vera the “plant of immortality.” Aloe moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, and is great for anyone with an oily skin complexion. Aloe leaves contain a plethora of antioxidants including beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated. These healing leaves can help reduce stretch marks- marks that appear due to minor tears in the layers of the skin caused by sudden and excessive stretching, and it can help hide these stretch marks by healing these wounds.
Beet Root Powder
Beet root powder is known for its high levels of nutrients; containing beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C, glycine, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, tryptophan, tyrosine, and zinc. In addition, beet root powder is used to provide the skin with an abundance of nutrients, and Melbees uses it in our lip moisturizer to naturally color your lips red.
Candelilla (Euphorbia cerifera ) Wax
Candelilla wax is derived from the leaves of the small Candelilla shrub native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. This ingredient is vegan and is a natural alternative to beeswax. Also, it is rich in nutrients and helps to bind other natural ingredients together, whilst also creating a workable texture that is easily absorbed into the skin.
Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Powder
Cinnamon is used to improve fine lines by plumping the skin; it promotes blood circulation and brings blood close beneath the skin-allowing each skin cell to be nourished with nutrient-rich blood. Cinnamon is packed with powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals including calcium, magnesium and iron that are all essential for youthful skin. Ultimately, it will keep skin cells healthy and promote new cell turnover.
Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter
Cocoa butter contains a high concentration of antioxidant compounds, including oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid; these fatty acids are beneficial for the body, and help to neutralize free radicals throughout the body, particularly in the skin. Research has also shown cocoa butter to reduce the appearance of scars on the skin and help to boost overall skin health.
Cocos Nucifera Oil
Coconut oil is rich in many proteins and it naturally contains antibacterial and antifungal and is an excellent moisturizer. Coconut oil is great for several skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Also, coconut oil is a powerful moisturizer that is beneficial to restoring dry or flaking skin; it helps to strengthen skin tissue more deeply and eliminate dead skin cells while absorbing quickly into your skin. Also, it also helps to delay the occurrence of wrinkles because it contains antioxidant vitamin E, known to protect skin cells from damage over time. The Vitamin E found in coconut oil soothes eczema, sunburn and psoriasis, and its antiviral and antifungal benefits even help to treat bug bites.
ECOMulse - Vegetable Derived Emulsifying Wax
Glyceryl Stearate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
Melbees utilizes an emulsifying wax that is non-GMO & plant derived. In fact ECOMulse is only one of only a few emulsifiers that are approved for use in organic products. We use it in a few of our oil based products to achieve excellent consistency and texture. It Imparts relief to dehydrated and ultra-sensitive skin. Essentially emulsifiers are the magic ingredient that help to bind oil and water based ingredients together, and are essential in products that require a certain viscosity – such as lotions. Because ECOMulse is plant derived it is also vegan friendly. ECOMulse is an ECOcert organically approved emulsifier.
Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract
Elderberries are the fruit from the flowering plant known as Sambucus,more commonly referred to as elder or elderflower. Elderberries are full of powerful nutrition and have incredible health benefits: they contain minerals like iron, potassium, phosphorous, and copper, as well as vitamins, such as vitamin A, B, and C. Melbees utilize high-potency Elderberry Extract as an all-natural preservative in our products to ensure that our customers have the highest quality of all-natural beauty products.
Hawaiian Coffee Grounds
Coffee is loaded with antioxidants, it exfoliates dry skin, makes it feel silky smooth, and it minimizes the appearance of cellulite temporarily- roughly about three hours. Coffee tightens pores and removes dead skin cells, making the skin look hydrated. Also, it makes your skin smooth and soft because of its qualities that signal tissue repair, regulate cell re-growth, leading to retained hydration and increased skin elasticity. Coffee enhances circulation and it effectively reduces the swelling of tissues and de-puffing areas of the skin. In addition, Melbees uses Hawaiian coffee!
Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil
Jojoba oil naturally softens the skin and allows it to absorb easily and readily into your skin, making it a gentle, skin-softening moisturizer for all skin types. Jojoba oil provides a treatment for various other skin infections and health ailments, mainly due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties; it may improve and relieve an assortment of skin conditions, including psoriasis, chapped skin, sunburn and eczema.
Olea Europaea Oil
Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Antioxidants rejuvenates skin cells; vitamin E helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin. Unlike commercial moisturizers that can clog pores and exacerbate current skin conditions, olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin while providing a cleansing effect.
Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan Salt is 100% natural and is one of the most beneficial, cleanest salts available on the planet, and it is found only in the Himalayan region of Pakistan in “The Salt Range.” The elements in this natural, mineral rich salt are available in such tiny microscopic particles that they can be easily absorbed by human skin cells and metabolized. When Himalayan Salt is dissolved into water, the elements are absorbed in their ionic form into your cells. As a result, it deeply cleans the pores, purifying and disinfecting them, and stimulates the skin’s surface circulation.
Vitamin E oil prevents the formation of wrinkles by blocking free radical damage. It treats wrinkles by boosting collagen production, a connective tissue that keeps skin elastic. Vitamin E oil also treats wrinkles by supporting new skin cell growth and speeding up cell regeneration. Brown spots on the skin are caused by aging, free radical damage and poor liver function-vitamin E oil prevents and repairs free radical damage. Ultimately, vitamin E oil provides the skin with necessary moisture as well as antioxidants for intense healing.
Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract
The nutrients of rosemary can help protect skin cells from damage often caused by the sun and free radicals. Since rosemary has natural antiseptic properties, it's a superior disinfectant for our skin and hair. Melbees utilizes Rosemary extract as both an antioxidant and as a preservative in our products to ensure that our customers have the highest quality of all-natural beauty products.
Shea butter is great for dry skin and protects the skin’s natural oils. Its natural properties and cinnamic acid make this butter anti-inflammatory. Shea butter is an all-natural vitamin A cream, and can improve: blemishes, wrinkles, eczema, and dermatitis. Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. With long term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening.
Sweet Almond Oil
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis
Almond oil has been proven to have a calming effect on people with skin allergies and inflammation; it contains vitamins that help it delay the appearance of wrinkles and it can help reverse the damages brought on by sun exposure. It benefits the complexion as it contains a great amount of Vitamin E, an antioxidant, which helps in preventing cell damage.
Vanilla Planifolia Extract
Vanilla is rich in antioxidants which prevent and reverse skin damage caused by free radicals, which are minute chemical particles that are usually the result of an inflammatory chemical process – they are the leftover bits caused from cellular damage in our skin. In other words, they are healthy cells turned bad as a result of trauma. There are many causes of increased free radical damage: stress, poor diet, alcohol, smoking, and pollution. In addition, vanilla is a great source of vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid.
(organic apples, cane sugar, lemon juice)
Melbees uses a vegan honey which is produced utilizing apples as opposed to using honey bees. One of the many advantages is that we are able to preserve bees and their habitat. Apple honey consists of three ingredients all of which are all-natural & organic: apple, cane sugar and lemon juice.
– Essential Oils –
Essential oils are volatile oils extracted from the roots, leaves, flowers, fruit, bark, seeds and stems of plants. The oils are released through steam distillation or compression and retain the fragrance and flavor of the plant.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Citriodora Oil
Eucalyptus essential oil can give you the soft, blemish-free skin you so desire! The oil is largely used for first-aid purposes due to its vast remedial and healing properties. It is used for the treatment of cuts, minor wounds, blisters, and bruises. Additionally, the oil can also heal skin irritation and insect bites.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Citrus paradisi Oil
Has a sharp, refreshing citrus aroma that clears and focuses the mind. As an antidepressant, grapefruit essential oil is at once calming and energizing. It has the ability to improve mood, and it can be used for depression and stress. Grapefruit is popular for its numerous health benefits: it removes toxins from the body, it can be helpful to minimize cellulite and stop further growth. In addition, due to the high vitamin C content, grapefruit helps fight obesity, which is the foremost reason for cellulite development.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavandula Angustifolia Oil
The health benefits of lavender essential oil for the skin can be attributed to its antiseptic and antifungal properties. It is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions. It is commonly used to speed up the healing process of wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns because it improves the formation of scar tissues.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Cymbopogon flexuosus (Lemongrass) Oil
Lemongrass is an anti-microbial and anti-bacterial herb, this means it will help limit bacterial or microbial growth on the skin. It can help ward off skin infections as well as lessen skin issues caused by bacterial infections, such as folliculitis and cellulitis. Lemongrass is also fungicidal, which means it helps cure fungus infections on the skin. The herb also acts as an astringent, which constricts the skin. This helps to minimize pores, limit the secretions of oil and provide a temporary skin-firming treatment.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Oil
Peppermint essential oil contains menthol, which is good for the skin because it creates a cooling sensation. Furthermore, it nourishes dull skin and improves the texture of oily or greasy skin. Furthermore, peppermint oil has been a part of some preliminary studies as an antiviral agent that can reduce the chances of herpes infections and recurring outbreaks.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil
Sweet Orange essential oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes it an ideal ingredient. It's been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for rejuvenating the skin.
This essential oil is light enough for those with sensitive skin to use and experience little to no irritation.