Glossary of Ingredients
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At Alaska Glacial Mud Co. we improve on traditional remedies that have worked for thousands of years. We take the finest glacial mud and scientifically blend it with other pure ingredients each of which are chosen for a special reason.
Combining the glacial clay and silt with other ingredients helps to increase effectiveness by facilitating deeper absorption into the skin that more fully hydrates and nourishes skin cells. It also improves application and protects product for a longer shelf life. The outcome is a spa-quality product that heals and beautifies skin while relaxing the mind and spirit.
Listed in alphabetical order:
Alaska Glacial Mud: Hand-harvested glacial clay and silt particles rich in minerals and trace elements that exfoliate, detoxify, remineralize and soften skin.
Bisabolol*: A primary constituent of the essential oil from German chamomile it is known to have anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Blueberry (Vaccinium Angustifolium) Fruit Extract**: A flavenoid and rich anti-oxidant, this frut extract helps promote healthy cell regeneration.
Caprylyl Glycol*: Functions as the emollient base with other preservatives. Derived from coconut.
Cranberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon) Fruit Extract**: Soothes irritated skin, helps treat acne and is a source of Vitamin C. Anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties.
Glyceryl Stearate SE *: An ester of glycerol and one molecule of stearic acid commonly used as a primary emulsifier and thickening agent.
Glycerin*: Protects skin by maintaining moisture balance below surface of
the skin. Also an emulsifier, emollient and lubricant.
Elderflower (Sambucus Nigra) Extract**: Helps soothe skin in sensitive facial areas. Acts as an astringent, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory herb
with emollient properties.
Emulsifying Wax NF*: Helps keep oil and water from separating by creating an emulsion. Also helps oil penetrate the skin, thereby replacing lost moisture. Derived from coconut oil.
Horsetail (Equisetum Hiemale) Leaf/Stem Extract**: Contains saponins and flavenoids that help promote healthy cell regeneration and silicon which helps remineralize tired skin.
Kaolin: Natural clay used to absorb oil impurities and also act as a thickener. Nettle (Urtica Dioica) Extract**: Rich in vitamins C, K, carotene and chlorophyll, it has been known since ancient times for its healing and tissue repairing properties. Anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory.
Kelp (Macrocystis Pyrifera) Extract***: Helps prevent breakdown of
youthful elastin and collagen. Contains sea-protein, trace elements, minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants and vitamins that readily penetrate the skin to promote healthy cellular functions. Hydrates and softens the skin.
Panthenol (Vitamin B5): Attracts and maintains moisture for healthy skin, improves wound healing and prevents irritation.
Purified Water: Ultimate nutrient. Like Earth, we are 60-70% water. Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil**: An expeller pressed oil
prized for its skin moisturizing and soothing properties. Contains oleic acid and Vitamin E.
Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E): A major anti-oxidant nutrient that helps prevent free radical damage to skin tissue by maintining optimum moisture balance and slowing down cellular aging due to oxidation.
Tropolone*: Used as a preservative. Also acts as a moisturizer and anti- oxidant.
Vanilla Planifolia (vanilla) extract: Aromatherapy for relaxation
Xanthan Gum: Polysaccharide naturally derived from beneficial bacteria, used as a natural stabilizer, thickener and emulsifier.
Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Flower Extract**: Firms the skin. Contains ingredients, such as azulen, with demonstrated antibacterial, anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties.
1,2 Hexanediol*: Used as a preservative. Also acts as a moisturizer and anti-oxidant.
*plant-derived **certified organic ***wild-crafted