My Ingredients

The Ingredients that go into Her Soul Intention Holistic Skin Care are what make my skin care line so unique. I dedicate a lot of time to sourcing the highest quality, organic ingredients that are all ethically sourced.

Waterless, Preservative-Free Formulations

You will notice that almost all of my products, with the exception of our Rose Geranium Hydrosol, are formulated without water. Whenever water is added to a product, a preservative is always required in order to prevent mold and bacteria from growing inside of the product.

In order for your skin to be at its optimal health, it is essential to understand that we have an entire ecosystem of very helpful and very beneficial microbes that live on the surface of the skin. Because preservatives are created to kill bacteria, some preservatives destroy this beneficial skin bacteria.

Every single skin care product created at Her Soul Intention Holistic Skin Care, with the exception of our Geranium Rose Hydrosol, is anhydrous, meaning that they are waterless. I purposefully and intentionally formulated the entire skin care line this way in order to ensure that preservation would not required. This method of formulation makes my products more supportive than almost any other line on the market, even most of the skin care lines within the holistic skin care industry.

No Added Synthetic Vitamins or Nutrients

Seeing Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin A added into skin care products is very trendy in recent years, however, it’s important to understand that these isolated vitamins are very rarely “natural” like the companies that use them claim them to be. These vitamins are highly processed and are created in a lab. Through manufacturing, these vitamins go though a process that strips them of their pure, potent healing benefits and values, altering and changing them from their pure form, into a laboratory-made synthetic ingredient.

All of the vitamins and nutrients in my skin care products come directly from the plants and herbs that we use to create my formulations. You will never see any added isolated vitamins in my ingredient lists. This is purely intentional and on-purpose! Adding synthetic vitamins and nutrients to skin care products can actually be detrimental to the long-term health of your skin.

Vitamin C, for example, often used in skin care as Ascorbic Acid or Ascorbyl Palmitate, is a synthetic ester of Ascorbic Acid and Palmitic Acid. However, while Ascorbic Acid is believed by the general public to be “Vitamin C”, it is not. Ascorbic Acid is actually an organic acid, and is not true Vitamin C. It is marketed as pure Vitamin C, but the true story behind this ingredient is rarely told.

Extracting pure Vitamin C from a plant is a highly unstable process, and by the time the “Vitamin C” is added to a skin care product (or even a supplement), it is very, very rarely Vitamin C in its pure form. If you see Ascorbic Acid or Ascorbyl Palmitate on a label, know that this is not real Vitamin C.

By isolating vitamins, such as Vitamin E and Ascorbic Acid from a plant, you are not benefiting the skin or your body in the way that you are led to believe. The reasoning for this – in order for these vitamins to be truly beneficial and be absorbed by the skin, they need to be in their pure unadulterated form, and should never ever be separated from the other nutrients and compounds that they were meant to be with in original plant. These vitamins, nutrients and compounds benefits and healing qualities are all dependent on working together synergistically.

The best way to support the skin with vitamins and nutrients is to use the plant itself (like orange and grapefruit for Vitamin C and avocados, spinach and pumpkin seeds for Vitamin E), so that all of the supportive vitamins and nutrients are still working together, undisrupted in the way that nature intended.

Organic, Unrefined Plant Oils

The quality of the oils that go into skin care are so much more important than most people realize. At Her Soul Intention Holistic Skin Care, I only use the highest quality, organic, unrefined plant oils.

In the photo, you can see two oils in clear glasses. Both of these oils in the photo are avocado oil. The avocado oil on the left is a pale yellow oil, which was purchased from the grocery store. This is avocado oil that is used for cooking. The dark-green oil that you see on the right, is the avocado oil that I use for Her Soul Intention Holistic Skin Care.

The Oil on the Left – Refined Oil

Refined oils are a lot less expensive than unrefined oils are. They go through a very high temperature refining process, resulting in a highly processed, chemical-filled oil that has a longer shelf life and can be cooked at a higher temperature, making it more ideal for grocery stores to sell. Refined oils are best for deep-frying because they have a much lower smoking point.

The main problem with refined oils is that the refining process removes almost all of the vitamins, nutrients and natural elements from the oils. It also increases the amount of trans fat in them and causes them to oxidize much quicker. In fact, most of the oils that you purchase from the grocery store are already oxidized when you purchase them, making them pretty useless for the skin. Oxidized oils are definitely not ideal for graceful aging and provide no benefit for the skin at all.

You can see in the photo that the oil on the left has had its vibrant, vitamin-rich colour fully removed from it during the refining process.

The Oil on the Right – Unrefined Oil

Unrefined oils, like the Avocado that you see on the right hand side, which is the Avocado oil that I use in Her Soul Intention Holistic Skin Care, is a lot healthier for your skin than refined oils are.

The extraction process for unrefined oils does not use any heat. These oils are mechanically extracted using a cold-press method. This extraction process leaves the oil as close to its natural form as possible, retaining its aromas, rich colours, vitamins, nutrients and natural elements.

This oil is far better for the skin, providing it with vitamins, nutrients and essential fatty acids. It is also still rich in antioxidants, which is great for graceful aging and is also deeply moisturizing for the skin.

You may have already noticed the rich colours of the oils in my skin care products. Developing skin care products using only unrefined oils that are rich in vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients is one of the main reasons for the high efficacy of my skin care products. You cannot get these same effective, healthy results using any of the oils from the grocery store.

Organic Flowers, Herbs and Roots

Each of my products contain organic flowers, herbs and roots, whether that be in their whole form (gently ground up into powders) or infused into our oils. The flowers, herbs and roots that I use are properly dried in order to maintain the freshness and purity of each plant.

The oils that go into Her Soul Intention Holistic Skin Care products are infused with these organic flowers and herbs in order to infuse the oil with the plants and herbs vitamins, nutrients and healing qualities. The oils are infused for four full weeks before they are added to each product.

Organic Essential Oils

Just like how not all oils are created equally, neither are essential oils. Many of the essential oils on the market that claim to be “pure” and “therapeutic” are not as high-quality as they claim to be. Unfortunately, the essential oil industry is not well regulated. Most of these oils are highly refined, and stripped of their beneficial properties and values. Many of them also contain heavy amounts of pesticide.

The essential oils that go into Her Soul Intention Holistic Skin Care are all ethically sourced, organic and are truly therapeutic grade.

My essential oils only make up 0.5% – 1% of our total product formulations, in order to ensure you get all of the potent healing properties of these oils, but without ever risking the chance of any sensitivities or reactions occurring.