Ingredients - Best Quality Available
All natural ingredients are not created equally. We only use the highest grade available because we care about what you put on your skin as much as you do. Here’s a list of the key ingredients used in Garden Path Organics formulas and a note on their awesome skin conditioning and anti-aging properties. We believe that every ingredient should benefit your skin. Our products do not contain fillers or pre-made bases. Every ingredient is there for a specific purpose – to deliver results!
Aloe Vera would have to be the caring mother of all natural ingredients, due to its natural healing properties. Aloe delays the aging process. It’s incredibly fast absorbing and is gentle enough to use on even the most sensitive skin types.
Argan oil is known as the beauty enhancing oil of North Africa and has been sourced for centuries for its beneficial properties in aiding wound healing, moisturizing the skin, improving skin elasticity, strengthening nails, reducing inflammation and speeding up hair growth. The triterpenoids found in this oil are miracle workers when it comes to reducing age spots and scars, and are also a natural key component in fighting acne. To add to the list of benefits, argan oil has also traditionally been used to fight off damage caused by UV rays and sun exposure.
This particular oil is known for containing the highest concentration of vitamins A, D and E and is packed to the brim with omega 3 fatty acids, which are seriously beneficial to the skin. Avocado oil is predominately beneficial for dry and flaky skin types, as it’s highly moisturizing and deeply absorbed into the skin.
The main purpose of beeswax is to provide little pockets of space in honeycombs for bees to store their honey. Over centuries it has been found to be incredibly effective at treating minor skin irritations, due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Beeswax is super moisturizing and helps to seal moisture into the skin. It is also used to kept oils emulsified with water-based portions of creams.
Cocoa butter is one of those ingredients that is used in an array of everyday products from chocolates, to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, but many aren’t aware of its incredible natural skin care properties! Its high concentration of antioxidants and fatty acids makes cocoa butter one of the most effective natural anti-aging and scar treating ingredients on the market. But what exactly do these antioxidants do? Well, they help to create a protective barrier between the surface of your skin and external damage causing pollutants. The same antioxidants and fatty acids that help to keep your skin looking young also serve as anti-inflammatories, making cocoa butter a key ingredient for those who suffer from skin allergies, such as eczema and rashes.
Coconut oil has many health benefits, but when it comes to beauty, it’s most commonly known for its infection fighting, moisturizing and anti-aging properties. Its high levels of vitamin E makes it a key ingredient in effective anti-aging products.
Jojoba oil contains almost all of the necessary vitamins and minerals required for healthy, happy skin, including vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine and chromium. It’s most commonly used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, treat acne and minimize scarring and stretch marks.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Not as commonly known as most other oils in our ingredients lists, meadowfoam seed oil is another anti-aging winner due to its high concentration levels of fatty acids and vitamin E. It’s also beneficial to oily skin types as it doesn’t block pores and helps to balance the production of sebum in the skin, making it an important non-oily skin care ingredient
Today, you wouldn’t dare make a plate of pasta without adding a swig of olive oil to it, but did you know that it was once applied directly to the skin, hair and nails by ancient Mediterranean societies? The ancient Greeks even washed and exfoliated their bodies with the stuff. Not only does it taste great and help to lower cholesterol, olive oil is deeply moisturizing and helps to keep skin looking younger for longer.
Pomegranate Seed Oil
Many have jumped on the pomegranate seed oil bandwagon because of its deeply moisturizing and age defying qualities. Packed full of antioxidants and vitamins A, C, E and K, pomegranate oil is a vital ingredient when it comes to fighting free radicals, which in turn helps to keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Antioxidants, which include gallic and ellagic acid, offer protection from UV rays, meaning skin is also protected from sun damage.
Red Palm Oil
Red palm oil contains the highest concentration of vitamins A and E of all plant based oils. Vitamin E helps to protect the skin from free radicals, which in turn slows down the aging process. Vitamin A works wonders at reducing wrinkles.
Red Raspberry Seed Oil
Red raspberry seed oil has received considerable attention in the past couple of years for its effectiveness in weight loss. Today, ongoing research is being conducted on this powerful ingredient for its ability as a natural sun protectant. Its high content level of vitamin C alone helps to boost collagen, which is especially vital in maintaining younger looking skin.
The French are obsessed with rose water and rightly so, as it has traditionally been (and continues to be) applied to the skin as a deeply moisturizing and anti-aging treatment. Not only is it beneficial in fighting off early signs of aging, rose water is a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, meaning it treats redness and irritation, as well as clears the skin of bacteria to reduce breakouts.
Rosehip Seed Oil
This little firecracker of an oil has proven to be a rich source of vitamins, including vitamins A, C, B, B2, E, K and P. Its astringent properties make it an effective moisturizer, skin firmer and toner. It’s also believed that rosehip seed oil helps to tackles acne scars, stabilize the production of sebum and clear pores.
Another not so commonly known oil, safflower oil is extracted from the seeds of the safflower. Its high concentration of omega 6 fatty acids helps to boost radiance in skin and to unclog pores, which in turn reduces blackheads and acne breakouts. A natural skin regenerator, omega 6 is also known for its skin cell regenerating properties and is especially helpful in healing blemishes and scars resulting from severe acne breakouts.
As with cocoa butter, shea butter contains bucket loads of moisturizing, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. This is primarily due to its high concentration of vitamins A and E, as well as the all- important essential fatty acids, all of which help to maintain your skin’s elasticity in the long run.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil is traditionally made by compressing almonds without cooking them in order to extract the oil. This process is known as “cold-pressing” and does not heat the almonds, meaning the raw goodness of the nut is not lost during the process. The fatty acids in almond oil help to create a barrier between the skin and atmospheric pollutants, locking moisture in and keeping dirt out. It’s also great at fighting acne, as the natural properties in almond oil help to dissolve sebum produced by the skin, resulting in unclogged pores and clearer skin.
If you’ve shopped for beauty products in the past couple of years, you’ll notice how products containing vitamin C have increasingly become more and more popular. This is because vitamin C truly does work wonders for the skin for a number of reasons. It provides antioxidant skin protection, creating a barrier which blocks out free radicals from the atmosphere, which cause early skin aging. Vitamin C helps to reduce the appearance of sun spots, boosts collagen production, reduces inflammation and helps the skin to naturally protect itself from the harshness of UV rays.
Vitamin E, the skin savior of antioxidants, is a common ingredient in many popular skin care products. As with vitamin C, vitamin E works hard at eliminating free radicals from your skin, resulting in younger looking skin for longer.
Various world cultures have benefited from the powerful effects of essential oils, especially for their healing properties, for centuries. Below is a list of essential oils we have chosen to incorporate into our products, along with their beneficial properties:
Carrot Seed Oil
Packed full of antioxidants, carrot seed oil is particularly beneficial to those of you who wish to retain a youthful appearance. As an antioxidant, it protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals, which in turn helps to keep wrinkles at bay.
Chamomile not only helps you get to sleep at night, its oil can be used to soothe skin that is prone to allergic reactions. Its benefits include its ability to calm down sun burnt skin, eczema, bruises and blisters.
Not only is frankincense a gift from the three wise men, this traditional Eastern natural ingredient is known for its healing properties as an astringent, disinfectant and antiseptic. Its Cytophylactic properties make it an excellent cell regenerator, fighting the aging process by tightening the skin, warding off wrinkles, and minimizing sun spots.
As an astringent, geranium oil is an excellent option for toning up skin and reducing wrinkles. Not only that, it also encourages cell regeneration and reduces the appearance of acne and post-breakout acne scars.
Helichrysum oil has an impressive list of medicinal and healing properties. It is the most expensive essential oil at well over $100 per half ounce as it has the amazing ability to stimulate the production of cells in the body. New skin cells = more youthful skin. It is deeply moisturizing and soothes skin that suffers from allergic reactions, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and acne.
Commonly known for its calming properties, lavender oil is also an effective anti-bacterial agent. It also helps the skin to manage the natural secretion of oils. Lavender essential oil helps regenerate skin cells so is great for mature skin, sun spots, and scarring. A great oil for all skin types.
In aromatherapy, neroli oil is commonly known for its calming properties. It’s also beneficial when it comes to looking after your skin as it can help to increase skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of stretch marks, fade away acne scars and heal broken capillaries. Neroli oil promotes new cell growth and helps maintain skins moisture balance.
Palmarosa oil is fabulous at moisturizing and hydrating skin. It’s an awesome anti-wrinkle ingredient as it help regenerate skin at the cellular level.
Rose is commonly added to beauty products due to its property as a key anti-aging ingredient, but it also works wonders as an antiseptic and acts fast at clearing up acne scars.
Rosemary oil is the oil of the Mediterranean. Though popularly known for its use in traditional and modern day cuisine, its antiseptic qualities make rosemary oil a key active ingredient in products that help to reduce eczema, acne and sebum production.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has gained its place in the skin care popularity stakes over the years because of its multiple benefits, including its antibacterial, antiseptic, wound healing and fungicide properties. Tea tree oil can help to cure skin diseases, such as dermatitis, clear up skin infections, heal wounds and diminish acne scars. It also acts as a preventative, keeping recurring skin infections and acne breakouts at bay.
Ylang Ylang Oil
The use of ylang ylang oil has grown in popularity over the years and it is now included in a range of well known beauty products. The reason for its popularity includes its ability to reduce skin irritations, such as general redness, eczema and acne. It’s also wonderfully moisturizing and generally helps to keep skin moisture balance in check.