Ingredient Glossary (Page 1)
Product Ingredient & Reference List in Alphabetical Order (A - M)
KISST Organics provides complete disclosure on all of the ingredients right on the label of the product and on each product listed on our website too. We do this so that you know what you are putting on your skin is healthy for you and your family!
Almond (Sweet Prunis dulcis Oil). Non-irritating, soothing, unscented skin oil. The term sweet refers to the type of almond oil rather than a scent. True Sweet Almond Oil is unscented. Used in skincare products and aromatherapy, almond oil is closest to the sebum in a babies skin absorbing and moisturizing very quickly.
Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis). Potent moisturizer, regenerating & healing agent (penetrates skin stimulating the immune system & increasing blood circulation), anti-inflammatory effects, anti-aging effects (increases collagen synthesis & skin elasticity). Known to be effective in treatment of healing wounds and burns.
Avocado (Persea Americana Butter & Oil). This highly therapeutic oil is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2 Panthothenic acid, Vitamin D, E, protein, lecithin and fatty acids. It's a very good, penetrating nutrient for dry skin and eczema to help heal and regenerate your skin.
Bees Wax. A natural secretion of honeybees. Natural beeswax has a beautiful sweet smell of honey and a rich yellow color. This wax is used in creams & lotions to add extra body. It also serves as a natural emulsifier.
Bilberry (Organic Vaccinium Myrtillus Extract). Bilberry is often used for improving eyesight, including night vision. Bilberry is also helpful in fighting the aging process and enhancing the look, feel, and overall beauty of your skin. It contains resveratrol, quercetin; both of which are antioxidant properties known to protect the skin against damage from free radicals with vitamins B, C and E
Black Willowbark (Organic Salix Nigra Extract). Reported to have anti-oxidant, analgesic, anti-septic, astringent, anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory properties. Testing has shown to help in the fight against acne.
Calendula (Organic Calendula Officinalis Extract) (a.k.a. Marigold). Best known for its wound-healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Topical application of Calendula has been shown to assist in the repair of damaged skin also helps in the treatment of acne, reducing inflammation, controlling bleeding and soothing irritated tissue.
Carrot Oil (Daucus Carota). Rich in beta carotene, vitamins A & E and pro-vitamin A which helps heal dry, chapped, cracked skin. Carrot oil helps to balance the moisture in your skin.
Citric Acid. Inherently natural as it occurs in citric fruits. Chelating effect (neutralizes minerals to enhance activity of antioxidants & preservatives), buffering effect (helps to maintain Ph balance & stabilizes active ingredients), Alpha Hydroxy Acid properties (moisturizing, peeling, smoothing, anti-wrinkle effects).
Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao). Excellent emollient cream with a sweet fragrance. Used to add body, texture and fragrance to products.
Coconut Oil (Certified Organic, Extra Virgin Cocos Nucifera) (aka Coconut Butter). This is the premium of Coconut Oils with a fresh coconut odor like you just cracked it open. It is naturally full of antioxidants. Coconut oil is excellent as a skin moisturizer and softener.
Cranberry (Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon Extract). anti-inflammatory, rich in nutrient and antioxidant properties makes this exceptional in skin care items. Remember, what you put on your skin absorbs into your body nourishing your various systems and organs.
Cucumber Distillate (Organic Cucumis sativus). skin toners used as ingredient in skincare products. They are slight acidic helping to restore Ph balance.
Dandelion. Highly effective for helping to cleanse the body of toxins. It has even been recommended for skin problems that result from impurities in the blood. Also said to help with PMS; menopause and hormone imbalance.
Emulsifying Wax. Vegetable starch used to blend water and oils together. The role of an emulsifier is to hold two dissimilar ingredients together that don't normally homogenize. This can occur as a physical action such as vigorous mixing or a physical substance like waxes or soaps. Natural emulsifiers are obtained from nuts, berries, leaves and bees wax. Emulsifiers assist with prolonging the shelf life of a product by keeping the oil and water components combined.
Evening Primrose (Oenothers Biennis Oil). Has a high concentration of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a natural fatty acid necessary for healthy hair, skin and nails and also overall health.
Geranium (Organic Pelargonium Graveolens Essential Oil) (aka Rose Geranium). Natural Fragrance.
Ginger (Zinziber Officinale Essential Oil). This spicy botanical recommended by herbalist as a warming circulatory tonic, is reported to contain natural anti-inflammatory agents. Rich in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Magnesium & Potassium. Historically used to treat inflammation.
Grapefruit Seed Extract. Natural extract from the seeds & pulp of grapefruits, helps to naturally exfoliate your skin while adding the benefits of a natural preservative.
Honey. Raw honey is an alkaline-forming food that contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and other important natural nutrients. Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It helps to promote digestive health strengthening immune system response, eliminating allergies and is excellent when applied to topical wounds or in skincare products for healing wounds and infections.
Iron Oxide (Natural Mineral Pigments). Used in coloring cosmetics. They are non-toxic, non-bleeding and moisture resistant. This makes them a great additive to cosmetic products such as eye shadows, blushes and lipsticks.
Jojoba Oil (Organic Simmondsia Chinensis). A highly penetrating wax that closely resembles human sebum. Due to it's anti-inflammatory benefits it may also be beneficial in treating arthritis Jojoba oil is an exceptional moisturizer.
Jojoba Wax Beads (Simmondsia Chinensis). Due to it's remarkable similarity to the natural oils produced by the human skin, and its high oxidative stability, Jojoba wax beads are used to naturally exfoliate dull and dry skin.
Kokum Butter (Garcinia Indica). Used to soften skin. It helps reduce degeneration of the skin cells and restores elasticity.
Lavender (Lavendula Officinalis Essential Oil) (aka Lavendula Angustifolia) also Lavender Hydrosol (Lavendula Angustifolia) (aka Lavender Water). Excellent floral aromatic plant base used to relax and soothe tension. Claimed to soothe and heal insect bites. Lavender is also said to ward off insects. When applied to the temples, lavender oil is said to soothe headaches. Lavender is frequently used as an aid to sleep and relaxation. Used in the treatment of skin burns and inflammatory conditions and the treatment of Acne.
Lemon (Organic Citrus Medica Limonum Extract). Anti-bacterial, rich source of vitamin c, lemons help alkalize the skin and the body by restoring Ph balance
Mangosteen. Powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has been effectively used for treatment of skin conditions such as psoriasis. It neutralize free radicals and supports cartilage and joint function.
Meadowfoam (Limnanthes Alba Oil). Contains over 98% long-chain fatty acids, this oil is a prized for applications which require a moisturizing and rejuvenating benefit for the skin.
Meadowsweet. Active compound, salicylic acid soothes minor skin irritations . Helps to rejuvenate your skin.
Mica (Natural Mineral Glitter). Safe mineral used to color cosmetics and makeup
Moroccan Lava Clay. Purify, detoxify and even heal cracks and small wounds. It contains a high amount of natural silica which helps get rid of acne.
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane). A natural occurring sulfur compound found in the tissues and fluids of all living organisms. MSM supplies sulfur to the body which allows it to heal itself. It produces muscle relaxation. MSM helps in eliminating wrinkles, brown spots, skin tumors, and spider veins. MSM is used for burn victims and repairing scar tissue. MSM is anti-inflamatory and anti-microbial. MSM feeds the formation of collagen and elastin while preventing and reducing cross-linking between cells, which is the primary cause of wrinkles and scar tissue.