Great ingredients are crucial components of each product made by Kind & Simple. Each ingredient has been hand-selected for its beneficial properties -- only the essentials, nothing extra, no fluff, just the good stuff.*
Coconut oil is an oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). It's high content of fatty-acids help it to work as an anti-inflammatory, reducing skin redness or puffiness. It is antibacterial, antifungal, and an excellent moisturizer that absorbs quickly leaving skin silky smooth. Unlike many oils, it is solid at room temperature and melts at 76 F, making it a unique oil to work with.
Shea butter is a nut butter extracted from the fruit seeds of the shea tree. It is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F, maintains UV properties (SPF ~6), and provides skin with the essential fatty acids and nutrients necessary for collagen production. It's high concentration of vitamins, and oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids make it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for the skin.
Olive oil contains hydroxytyrosol and major antioxidants (vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols) that can prevent premature aging and restore skin smoothness by protecting against ultraviolet light and preventing free radical damage to the skin. Additionally, its high content of hydrating squalene makes it superb for hair, skin, and nails. Plus, it's delicious!
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E Oil is an antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals, aiding in skin repair and protecting from environmental exposures such as pollution and ultraviolet radiation. Vitamin E also encourages the renewal and regeneration of cells to help treat premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and brown spots and its heavy emollient properties make it a fantastic skin softener and moisturizer.
Safflower Seed Oil
Safflower seed oil improves the quality and texture of skin due to the abundance of linoleic acid. When applied topically, it combines with the sebum in human skin to unclog pores and reduce rashes and acne. It also facilitates the regeneration of new skin cells, leaving you looking younger.
Sugar (table sugar) is derived from the stems of sugarcane and roots of sugar beet. It is great in skin care because it is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin, and it's small particle size make it an excellent topical exfoliant. Sugar is also 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, younger-looking skin.
Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honeybees for honey-storage and larval and pupal protection, and, although edible, the wax provides little nutritional value to mammals. When used topically, beeswax creates a barrier which helps to seal moisture into the skin while protecting it from environmental toxins and irritants, and unlike petroleum jelly, it accomplishes this without suffocating the skin. Beeswax also contains Vitamin A, which improves hydration to the skin and promotes cell regeneration.
Natural Soy Wax
Soy wax is a renewable plant-based wax derived from the oil of soybean plants. When used in candles, soy wax burns cleaner, slower, and at a lower temperature than other candle waxes.
Flowers & Leaves
Calendula - As recently as 70 years ago, American physicians used calendula to treat amenorrhea, conjunctivitis, fevers, cuts, scrapes, bruises, and burns, as well as minor infections of the skin. The antibacterial and immunostimulant properties of the plant make it extremely useful in treating slow-healing cuts and cuts in people who have compromised immune systems. The herb stimulates the production of collagen at wound sites and minimizes scarring.
Cornflower - Cornflower buds contain essential nutrients that include biotin (vitamin B7) and calcium, as well the antioxidants Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and folate. The natural tannin found in the plant helps to bind proteins, which makes its use as a wound treatment particularly effective. It can assist in stopping bleeding in open wounds and bleeding gums. Due to the plant’s astringent qualities, it is also useful in treating puffy eyes or the dark circles that can accompany other eye complaints.
Lavender - Due to its linalool and linalyl acetate components, lavender buds relieve stress, improve mood, promote restful sleep, lower skin irritation, reduce inflammation, eliminate dandruff, and soothe stomach bloating.
Rosemary - Rosemary contains antioxidants and has anti-inflammation, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. Rosemary also contains iron, which determines how much oxygen blood can carry, and potassium, which helps control heart rate and blood pressure. There's also fiber, copper, calcium, and magnesium, and an abundance of B vitamins useful for DNA synthesis.