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Little Otter's Library of Ingredients


GOLDEN LIGHT FACE OIL

Bergamot
Citrus aurantium bergamia (organic) (bergapten-free) 
From the rutaceae family, Bergamot yields a fragrant essential oil obtained by cold pressing of the fresh pericarp of the fruit. Used in Earl Grey tea, its aroma can help calm and alleviate anxiety. Packed with antioxidant polyphenols, bergamot is a natural cleanser that helps balance combination and oily skin. Bergapten-free bergamot is non-photosensitizing. This plant is cultivated in Italy.

 

Calendula 
Calendula officinalis (organic)
This oil is obtained by maceration of calendula, or marygold, flowers into freshly harvested organic sunflower oil. Calendula strengthens the natural protection of the skin and has a distinct regenerative, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and anti-rosacea effect. This plant is cultivated in France.

 

Evening Primrose 
Oenothera biennis (organic)
A wealth of gamma-linolenic acids give evening primrose powerful regenerating and anti-aging properties. It is an anti-inflammatory with unique hormone stimulating and cellular restructuring properties. This oil is particularly well-suited for both dry and hormonal skin. It is obtained by cold pressing from the seeds. This plant is cultivated in China.

 

Grape Seed 
Vitis vinifera (organic)
Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and phytoceramides, grape seed is a beautifully fine oil that nourishes and restructures cells, defending the skin against free radicals and environmental factors as it balances oil production, moisturizes and minimizes pores. It is obtained by cold pressing from the seeds. This plant is cultivated in Spain.

 

Raspberry Seed
Rubus idaeus (organic)
Rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids and phytosterols, raspberry seed is a light and nourishing oil that tones and soothes sensitive and dehydrated skin. It is obtained by cold pressing from the seeds. This plant is cultivated in France.


Rosemary 
Rosmarinus officinalis verbenoniferum (organic)
From the lamiaceae family, rosemary produces a primal essential oil due to its regulating properties for the hepatobiliary system. One of the "oils of protection," rosemary verbenone is a gentle plant, well-known for its regenerating and stimulating properties on the skin, hair, joints, nervous and respiratory systems. Used in teas to increase focus, its herbaceous scent clarifies. It is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering tops. This wild-harvested plant comes from France and South Africa.

 

        Sunflower Seed
        Helianthus annuus (organic)
        A smooth oil with remarkable penetration properties, sunflower seed is rich in vitamin e, vitamin k, phytosterols and omega-6 essential fatty acids. Softening and smoothing, it neutralize frees radicals and may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and scars. It is obtained by cold pressing from the seeds. This plant is cultivated in France, Europe, Russia and Moldavia.

         

                Vitamin E  
                D-alpha tocopherol (naturally-derived)
                After calendula flowers are added to sunflower oil, 0.2% naturally-derived vitamin e stabilizes this solar macerated formula. A fat soluble vitamin that is derived from vegetable oils, this natural form of vitamin e may help reduce acute and chronic skin damage caused by ultraviolet irradiation.

                 

                 

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                Beeswax
                Cera alba (cire d'abeille)
                Beeswax is a natural substance created by workers bees and used by female bees to build honeycomb cells of beehives. When beekeepers extract honey, they remove beeswax and can use it to produce candles and balms. Beeswax is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and an antioxidant that is rich in vitamin a. It is an excellent emulsifier that locks in moisture, softens and protects the skin. Our 100% natural yellow beeswax is harvested in the United States.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Coconut Oil
                Cocos nucifera (organic)
                Dense in medium chain fatty acids and in lauric, linoleic and caprylic acids, coconut oil is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and an antioxidant that deeply hydrates and soothes the skin. Our raw, virgin, unrefined coconut oil is made from the white inner fruit of coconuts that are dried and cold-pressed, then centrifuged to remove fine proteins and clarify the oil. This plant is cultivated in Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

                 

                Peppermint
                Mentha piperita (organic)
                From the lamiaceae family, peppermint is among the oldest and most continuously used medicinal plants. Rich in vitamin a, vitamin c, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese and copper, peppermint sharpens mental focus, improves concentration and promotes circulation. The oil is antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. It is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering tops. This plant is cultivated in France and India. This Botanically and Biochemically Defined Essential Oil (HEBBD) is classified as a natural aroma (edible).

                 

                Rosemary 
                Rosmarinus officinalis (organic)
                From the lamiaceae family, rosemary produces a primal essential oil due to its regulating properties for the hepatobiliary system. One of the "oils of protection," rosemary verbenone is a gentle plant, well-known for its regenerating and stimulating properties on the skin, hair, joints, nervous and respiratory systems. Used in teas to increase focus, its herbaceous scent clarifies. It is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering tops. This wild-harvested plant comes from France and South Africa. This Botanically and Biochemically Defined Essential Oil (HEBBD) is classified as a natural aroma (edible).

                 

                WHILE YOU'RE HERE

                Our 100% organic essential oils are gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) tested in France for purity and authenticity. Each batch undergoes organoleptic, physicochemical and microbiological analysis and is traceable from individual distillation in Provence, France, to formulation in Atlanta, Georgia, to arrival at your door.

                Organic farming certification follows European Union Ecocert Greenlife and Ecocert Cosmos Regulations 834/2007, 889/2008 and 1235/2008. These certifications are reciprocal with USDA Organic Certification through the American National Organic Program. 

                Our 100% natural yellow beeswax is hand-harvested by fourth-generation beekeepers. The family spends summer and early fall in Pukwana, South Dakota harvesting hives for clover honey, and winter and spring in Live Oak, Florida, harvesting gallberry and orange blossom honey.

                We love animals and do not test on them. Little Otter Lip Balms are 100% vegetarian (contains beeswax created by bees) and cruelty-free. Little Otter Golden Light Face Oil is 100% vegan and cruelty-free.