abprecious Comments Off on Ylang Ylang Oil

What? Ylang Ylang comes from the blossoms of a tree native to Madagascar. It is very sweet and intense. It is often used in perfumes and is well known for it’s aphrodisiac and relaxing properties. Why? Ylang Ylang is useful for all skin types due to it’s balancing effect on sebum production. It is also […]

    abprecious Comments Off on Xanthan Gum

What? Xanthan Gum is made by fermenting corn sugar with a bacteria, Xanthomonas campestris. It is the same bacteria that creates black spots on broccoli and cauliflower. Xanthan gum is an emulsifier. It helps ingredients blend more effectively and stay blended while waiting on a shelf. You need to add a very small amount of […]

    abprecious Comments Off on Witch Hazel

What? Native Americans have long recognized the medicinal properties of witch hazel and used a decoction of the boiled plant parts to treat skin irritations and tumors. Nowadays this popular herbal remedy is recognized world-wide as a natural cleanser and toner, but witch hazel has many more uses than simply to clarify skin and shrink […]

    abprecious Comments Off on White Tea

What? Tea has been used as medicine for centuries. Now modern science is discovering what people in China and throughout the world have long known: tea is good for you. While green and black tea are very healthy, white tea is the least processed tea and has the highest antioxidant levels. It may be the […]

    abprecious Comments Off on Wheat Germ Oil

What? Adds a nutrient-rich, age-defying boost to your skincare routine. It is extracted from the germ of the wheat kernel, which weighs only 2.5% by weight of the kernel. A very rich oil that is deeply nurturing for the skin. Rich in antioxidants it helps encourage natural cellular regeneration, restoring skin’s healthy vitality and helping […]

    abprecious Comments Off on Vitamin E Oil

What? Vitamin E plays a crucial role in protecting skin cells and membranes from environmental damage. This protection extends to preventing damage to the skin from UV rays, pollutants and the effects of aging. The d-alpha-tocopherol in Vitamin E also protects against lipid peroxidation, which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Foods rich in […]

    abprecious Comments Off on Vanilla Absolute

What? Vanilla is a perennial herbaceous climbing vine that can grow up to 25 meters (82 feet) high and takes up to 18 months to produce its first flowers. The small yellow-green orchid blooms for only a few hours before wilting unless it is naturally pollinated by insects, a rare occurrence, or by hand pollination […]

    abprecious Comments Off on Tea Tree Oil

What? Tea tree oil, also known as Melaleuca alternifoliais, is an essential oil that has been around for quite a while but not until the past decade has its healing benefits been catching on like wildfire. The oil is extracted from a plant native to Australia and cannot be found naturally occurring elsewhere. Tea tree […]

    abprecious Comments Off on Sweet Almond Oil

What? A natural source of skin-nourishing fatty acids and lipids, sweet almond oil has a rich, skin-nurturing consistency that provides a nice glide during a massage. Almond can do wonders to your skin, hair and general health. This nut is antioxidant rich, high in vitamin E, fat and protein content along with containing many essential […]

    abprecious Comments Off on Sunflower Oil

What? Sunflower oil is the non-volatile oil compressed from sunflower seeds. Sunflower oil is commonly used in food as a frying oil, and in cosmetic formulations as an emollient. Its nutritious composition makes it one of the healthiest oils for consumption as well as application on skin and hair. The main component of sunflower oil […]