Gotu Kola, also known as Centella Asiatica, has been extensively used in Ayurvedic medicine in Asia and is rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and numerous potent phytochemicals. It also has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Gotu Kola acts as a toner for the skin and is known to promote skin's collagen production.
Turmeric has been used in traditional cuisines and skin care rituals in South Asia and the Middle East for thousands of years, and is now one of the most highly-prized spices in the world. It is known to improve skin imperfections, control oil and to calm the skin. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of this "Golden Root" will revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow and by blurring the signs of aging.
Licorice root has a good reputation as being helpful for sensitive skin. Licorice root contains an active compound called "glabridin". Glabridin, a skin whitening ingredient. Glabridin works by inhibiting the production of melanin (the pigment that causes skin discoloration). One thing for certain is that licorice is safe for human consumption since it’s been used through the ages as a food additive around the world.
Ylang Ylang is a tree native to Asia and essential oil from its flower is a key natural ingredient used in luxury perfumes like Chanel No.5! Traditionally Ylang Ylang essential oil has been applied to the skin to preserve the youthful glow, prevent signs of aging and to prevent skin irritation.
Containing a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, rose essential oil is an excellent moisturizer. Research shows rose oil exhibits strong batericidal activities, which makes it a great ingredient for acne prone skin. It also is known to calm and sooth the skin. Rose petal poweder is great gentle exfoliator for the skin.
Hibiscus is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), an ingredient that is known to help exfoliate, control oily skin and clogged pores, all of which can encourage fresher, younger, and smoother looking skin. Hibiscus also increases moisture of your skin resulting in the increased firmness, giving hibiscus the nickname, the “Botox plant”.
Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, but is also known for its nourishing and antibacterial properties. That's why we included in our Keep Smooth Day & Night Serum and Hold Tight Overnight Moisturizer. It's good for you, beautiful!
Stable Vitamin C
Kalaia's Bright & Blur complex contains one of the most stable forms of natural Vitamin C that is stabalized with glucose to gradually release Vitamin C to maximize the absorbtion in to the skin. This superior formulation protects all the goodness of the Vitamin C so your beautiful skin can absorb every bit of its goodness for a brighter, younger and more radiant looking skin that is better equipped to fight free radicals.
Kaolin Clay is a gentle exfoliator that cleanses the skin and pulls impurities from the pores without causing redness. It is a great absorbent so it absorbs excess oils and it can help balance the oil production when it’s used over time. Kaolin is stimulating to the skin and with long term use, can offer a toned and tightened appearance to the skin.
The antiseptic, antioxidant, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of neem help calm the skin and control oil. Neem is also known to clear pigmented skin and even skin tone. All parts of the Neem tree - roots, bark, gum, leaves, fruit, seed, kernels and seed oil are used in therapeutic preparations for internal and topical use for thousands of years. In Ayurveda Neem tree has been described as “ sarva roga nivarani” (keep all diseases at bay) for a reason.
Bamboo extract contains a high level of natural silica, which helps to replenish collagen and improve skin’s flexibility but also prevent moisture loss in the skin. Skin will feel tighter, plumper while reducing the look of finelines and wrinkles because of the hydrating properties of this ancient secret ingredient that has slipped under the radar for too long.
Indian Gentian Leaves
A natural Indian extract that is proven to help support the tone and texture of skin by supporting cell turnover revealing healthier, more resilient skin. It has been know to help to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, especially the verticle wrinkles.
Aloe Vera is a known skin moisturizer loaded with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammotary properties that can not only hydrate your skin but also can calm the skin and stimulate the growth of new cells.
Peptides, fragments of protiens that are fundamental building blocks of the skin, are made up of amino acids. Peptides restore and revitalize those building blocks of our skin to improve the firmness, texture and smoothness of our skin.
Activated Charcoal is charcoal that has undergone a heating process that makes it safe for medicinal use and increases its adsorptive ability. Activated charcoal powder is proven to adsorb thousands of times its own mass in harmful substances. Activated Charcoal detoxify and balance your skin by pulling out the dirt, oil, and toxins from your clogged pores, also making them less visible.
Papaya is loaded with vitamins and nutrients that make it great for skin, hair and body. Such nutrients include vitamins A and C, which are highly concentrated and helpful in building collagen. Papain, an enzyme present in papaya, is known to be very effective in skin renewal and skin lightening. It also functions as an exfoliator, skin softener, moisturizer and helps fight acne. The enzyme also helps the skin combat free radicals, thus preventing premature ageing.
Ginger has been revered as an anti-aging ingredient in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Ginger's antioxidant, gingerol, not only fights skin-damaging free radicals, but also promotes smoothness and evenness in skin tone. The antiseptic and anti-oxidant ingredients in ginger respectively help fight against the bacteria and free radicals that cause acne. It is also known to promote skin renewal, improve blood circulation, reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, and combat blemishes.
Cardamom extract is highly effective at giving the skin a perfect glow while multi tasking as a natural cleanser that opens up pores and disinfect skin. It is also a natural toner with many antioxidant properties.
Bergamot oil has soothing, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, so it works well to boost the health of your skin. Bergamot essential oil is known to get rid of scars and marks on the skin, tone the skin and soothe skin irritations. In Italian folk medicine, it was used to facilitate wound healing and was added to homemade skin disinfectants.
Bentonite clay is a powerhouse that deeply cleanses your skin, flushes toxins, and removes dirt. The negatively charged ions in the clay attract and draw out the toxins to the skin surface which helps control acne and improve enlarged pores. Bentonite clay is known to heal damaged skin tissues and assists the regeneration of new skin cells, which will inprove the fine lines and wrinkles by tightening the skin. The clay also contains magnesium, silicate, copper, iron, and potassium – all of which further boost skin health.
Matcha Green Tea
Matcha green tea contains high amount of chlorophyll which can protect our skin from sun damage and reduce photo-aging. Chlorophyll also protects our skin by shielding it from impurities and chemicals in our environment that could clog our pores. Another important compound found in matcha, epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG for short, gives the powder great anti-bacterial and antibiotic properties that help with acne prone skin. Aside from its benefits on blemishes, this antioxidant promotes smoother and more supple skin due to its ability to rejuvenate skin cells and support skin structure. Matcha also has the power to reduce puffiness, skin inflammation, and dark under eye circles because of its high vitamin K content, a vitamin that promotes better blood circulation.
Houttuynia Cordata Extract
Houttuynia cordata extract exhibits anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial activity. Additionally, research has found that ethanolic extract of Houttuynia cordata demonstrated beneficial therapeutic effects on allergic skin disorders. Houttuynia cordata leaf can be used as an astringent, which temporarily tightens and tones the skin while also degreasing oily skin. Because this wonderful herb contains so many powerful antioxidants it helps to slow the aging process. Studies show that Houttuynia Cordata is a very good detoxing agent that helps to promote healthy skin and heal acne, eczema, and psoriasis.