Linda made a fabulous suggestion to break down GAIA so that you guys know what’s going on. That’s totally fair. Considering how sensitive I am about what I put on my own face, I completely understand. Know that every single ingredient in every Habibi product serves a purpose. We don’t use fillers, chemical additives or preservatives. I personally trace the origin of every ingredient (a customer once asked me if my Vitamin E was GMO… and I reassured her that it was not). So please know that you can ask me anything.
I’m going to break down the moisturizer because it carries the highest concentration of the ingredients. It will live the longest on your face so it can do the most work.
Jojoba Oil: Primary moisturizer. Deeply moisturizing and healing, and has the unique ability to imitate the natural sebum in your skin (oily girls take note) so it won’t exacerbate oil production.
Organic Fermented Aloe: Secondary moisturizer. Deeply hydrating and healing without upsetting natural ph of formulation or skin.
Organic Raw Honey: Secondary moisturizer. Boosts the aloe hydration by binding to it to make it ‘stick’ to your skin longer.
Organic Papain: Primary enzyme exfoliant. Papain (papaya) works to break up the proteins that bind dead cells on the skin’s surface. Safe enough for daily use on sensitive skins.
Organic Orange/Passionfruit/Lemon Fruit: Secondary enzyme exfoliant and brighteners. Unlike acids, the fruit extracts are gentler on the skin and are less likely to cause irritation. All three have major brightening and anti-aging properties without risk of photo-sensitivity (but you still need to wear sunscreen no matter what).
Organic Watermelon Extract: Primary healer. Improves the appearance of aged and stressed skin and boosts the regeneration process. It also reduces redness and soothes irritation. It’s the primary booster the aloe and honey.
Organic Algae Extract: Secondary healer. Antioxidant boost and mineral deposit carrier system for the exfoliants.
Organic Cucumber Extract: Secondary, water based moisture content. Soothes and cools skin, and counteracts ‘warming’ action from enzyme action without disrupting said action.
Organic Chamomile Extract: Secondary, water based moisture content. Calming effect on skin and boosts cucumber.
Vitamin E: Antioxidant and Preservative.
Hope that helps! Keep me posted on any changes, concerns or reactions. Thanks you guys! ❤