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Botanical Highlights

GITANNE SKINCARE KEY INGREDIENTS

Our star ingredients are mostly organic, all-natural, and fair trade. To see a list of individual ingredients for each of our products, visit our shop and explore each product page. Our key ingredients include:

Ingredient

Description

Apricot Kernel Oil 

 

Apricot Kernel Oil is richly moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and encourages rapid cell turnover enabling this botanical oil to heal dry skin, acne, and dark circles and spots. It is rich in essential skin vitamins K and E as well as Omega-3’s.

The emollient properties of apricot kernel oil help to exfoliate and moisturize the skin, helping it retain moisture, eliminating patches of dry skin, and relieving inflammatory conditions, such as rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema.

Applying apricot kernel oil to the site of an acne flare-up can reduces inflammation and prevent the buildup of sebum in the glands, treating both the symptoms and the underlying problem of acne. 

 

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Aloe Vera

 

 

Aloe Vera is richly hydrating while absorbing easily into the skin, so powerful that it is used to treat skin issues like eczema and psoriasis. This botanical plant promotes a youthful complexion by encouraging collagen production and removing dead skin cells with salicylic acid. The salicylic acid in aloe vera prevents acne and reduces redness with its anti-inflammatory properties provided by its high content of antioxidants and vitamins.

 

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Acai Berry Extract

 

Healing, toning, and anti-inflammatory, this berry extract is potent with antioxidants. Acai berries create a clear, youthful complexion with their ability to repair hyperpigmentation and environmental damage. They prevents acne by being anti-inflammatory while repairing scarring. Acai berries' antioxidant properties protect your skin from further damage while hydrating it to create a youthful, luminous complexion.

 

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Bamboo Extract

 

 

Bamboo extract is filled with potent minerals that support collagen production, contributing to a more glowing and healthier skin appearance. It also improves skin elasticity and helps to alleviate eczema and psoriasis. Additionally, it's firming, tissue strengthening, and has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

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Blueberry Extract/Seeds

 

 

Blueberries have antioxidant power, repair damaged skin, and are skin plumping. This antioxidant ingredient can rejuvenate your skin. Its ability to repair and heal your skin from environmental damage and scarring creates a youthful glow. Blueberries assist in maintaining the elasticity of your skin, plumping it as it gently exfoliates away dead skin cells to reveal firm, sparkling skin.

 

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Borage Oil

Borage oil is shown to be very effective in treating the redness, inflammation, and moisture loss associated with dry, dull skin  and acne. It is rich in essential fatty acid called Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) which helps retain moisture and repair the skin’s natural barrier, promoting a plump complexion. Borage oil is suitable for sensitive skin types. It is even used to treat more serious skin conditions like eczema and rosacea.

 

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Cocoa Butter

 

Many skin care products contain cocoa butter, including moisturizers and anti-aging creams. These products have several benefits for skin health, such as alleviating dry skin and improving skin elasticity. Cocoa butter is mostly made up of fatty acids. These fats may help form a protective layer on the skin, preventing moisture from escaping, and therefore stopping the skin from drying out. Cocoa butter is also rich in natural plant compounds called phytochemicals. These substances  improve blood flow to the skin and slow skin aging by protecting against damage from the sun's harmful UV rays. Cocoa butter has been used historically to smooth scars, wrinkles, and other marks on the skin.

 

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Butterfly Pea Flowers

 

A natural, botanical dye that has been used in Asia for centuries to dye various local cuisines and make tea, this plant was also used as an Ayurvedic medicine to improve memory and intelligence, release stress and anxiety, & treat various diseases. It continues to be proven by pharmacists to be an effective option for healing many ailments. For your complexion, the antioxidants found in butterfly pea flowers stimulate collagen production that keeps your skin youthful and heal fine lines and wrinkles.

 

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Coconut Milk and Oil 

 

 

 

Coconut milk and oil  is rich in nutrients and vitamins, including Vitamin C, which helps with collagen formation and decreases the rate of skin aging. Coconut water also contains Vitamins A and K and is an excellent source of the B-complex vitamins. Coconut water acts as an anti-inflammatory, detoxifier and anti-microbial, all of which work to decrease incidences of acne. It is a wonderful ingredient for simultaneously cleansing and hydrating the skin.

 

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Cucumber Extract

 

 

Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, cucumbers are the perfect solution for healing skin irritation, damage, and inflammation. It is nourishing, hydrating and soothing with its cooling nature. Cucumbers have the ability to reduce swelling and puffiness of the skin. This may be especially helpful if you’ve been running low on sleep and find you have dark, puffy circles under your eyes. Oily skin and dead skin cells can clog pores and trigger acne breakouts, cucumbers which are mildly astringent,  help to cleanse the skin and tighten pores. This helps reduce breakouts. Cucumbers are packed with both Vitamin C and folic acid. Vitamin C has the ability to stimulate new cell growth, while folic acid aids in fighting off environmental toxins that can make your skin look tired or prematurely aged. Combined, these components  help your skin look firmer and healthier.

 

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Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll contains antioxidants that have a variety of skin benefits like helping with free radical damage, fine lines and wrinkles.  Chlorophyll has an anti-inflammatory effect on skin, helping to reduce redness and the appearance of acne. It has shown to reduce inflammation and bacterial growth in skin.

 

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Dragon Fruit Extract

 

Dragon fruit is amazing for acne-prone skin and when applied topically, the high vitamin C content helps to reduce redness and inflammation by boosting your skin's blood flow. It comes packed with antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients, which can be beneficial for overall health and skin-related problems, including signs of aging, acne and sunburn. Vitamin C in dragon fruit helps protect against dullness and leave your skin look fresh and rejuvenated. Dragon fruit is essentially a natural moisturizer as it contains about 80 percent of water and comes packed with skin-essential vitamins and antioxidants.

 

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Foaming Oats

The historical use of oats has been shown to provide cleansing, moisturizing and smoothing benefits to the skin and hair. Oats contain a high concentration of starches and beta-glucan which are responsible for their protective and water-holding properties. Perfect for those who have sensitive skin, to provide gentle foaming as well as moisturizing and conditioning benefits.

 

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Gotu Kola

 

Gotu Kola has been used for hundreds of years for its incredible medicinal purposes, one of which is keeping your skin clear and youthful.

The Gotu Kola plant is rich in antioxidants that improve the appearance of the skin. Its ability to reduce the appearance of scars, inflammation, premature wrinkles, and blemishes keeps your skin looking radiantly youthful.

 

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Green Tea Extract

 

 

 

Green tea extract found in our Jade Balancing Toner is a powerful antioxidant for replenishing your skin and preventing environmental damage and acne. Its antioxidant properties protect the skin from the sun and environmental damage, thereby preventing fine lines and wrinkles. Green tea promotes circulation and soothes irritated skin, evening out your complexion. Green tea has proven to be influential in remedying acne and oily skin because it is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and regulates sebum production that leads to clogged pores and oily skin.

 

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Hemp Seed 

 

Hemp seed oil deeply moisturizes your skin without clogging your pores. It helps reduce acne by regulating oil production and minimizing clogged pores.

The omega-6 fatty acids found in this oil calm inflammation and skin irritation, like that caused by acne and even psoriasis. They also promote skin growth and new cell regeneration. Finally, hemp seed oil is youth enhancing as it reduces fine lines and wrinkles as well as preventing them from forming thanks to the Linoleic acid and oleic acids it contains. This botanical oil can create a radiant, youthful glow.

 

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Hibiscus Extract

 

Hibiscus is a natural source of AHA or alpha hydroxy acid, the queen of the detoxifying world. Full of high levels of Vitamin C and other antioxidants, restoring your dewy, polished and youthful skin. Perfect for supporting and stimulating collagen production, brightening and pumping. 

Over all it's ideal for correcting discoloration from scars and age spots, improves appearance of surface lines and wrinkles, prevents acne breakouts and brightens your complexion.

 

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Honeydew Melon Extract

 

Honeydew is a calming extract naturally rich in Vitamin C, making it a potent yet calming ingredient for sensitive skin types. It promotes rapid collagen production, helping to fight wrinkles. Honeydew melon contains several nutrients, folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and magnesium. The ultimate super melon to promote lush, vibrant skin.

 

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Hyaluronic Acid

 

 

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in your skin, but as you mature, this molecule becomes depleted resulting in drier, rougher, and more lined skin. When you apply hyaluronic acid to your skin you promote hydration and skin cell regrowth. With the use of this magical ingredient, your skin will retain more moisture and resist and repair fine lines and wrinkles.

 

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Jasmine Hydrosol

 

 

Hydrosols are the pure and natural waters that are produced during the steam distillation of plant materials such as leaves, flowers, peels, berries, wood, stems and roots. 

Emotionally and energetically, a Jasmine Hydrosol is nourishing and balancing. This hydrosol is especially helpful when working to manage situational anxiety or depression and can help increase confidence, improve motivation, release unwanted inhibitions, and promote feelings of optimism.

A Jasmine Hydrosol has many skin benefits. It is rejuvenating, nourishing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial.

 

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Kiwi Extract 

One of the biggest advantages kiwi offers is its uncanny ability to keep skin hydrated. This is due in large part to the fruit's high concentration of vitamin C, which enhances barrier lipids in the skin. Having a healthy barrier and skin microbiome can prevent water loss.  Kiwi  improves your skin's resistance to UV exposure and actually helps it produce collagen. Kiwi contains folate that's critical to the formation of new cells and improves the firmness of mature skin.

 

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Kukui Nut Oil

 

 

 

The fatty acids abundant in kukui nuts makes them a superior moisturizing solution for dry skin and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. This plant contains Vitamins A, C, & E, which are antioxidants proven to protect the skin from free-radical damage. Since kukui oil is easily absorbed by your skin, it forms a protective barrier to further stop environmental damage in its tracks. Kukui nut oil is so powerful that it is used to heal sunburns, windburns, eczema, chapped skin, psoriasis, acne, and scars. Imagine what it can do for your skin!

 

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Macadamia Nut Butter

 

 

The fatty acids in macadamia nut butter help prevent premature aging and repair skin damage while deeply hydrating your complexion. This butter contains one of the highest naturally occurring concentration of palmitoleic oil, a fatty acid our skin looses over time. Applying it to your complexion improves your skin's palmitoleic acid levels, preventing skin damage while plumping. Additionally, linoleic acid and phytosterols prevent moisture loss and maintain your skin's natural barrier. Macadamia nut butter is perfect for skin needing deep moisturization, plumping, and restoration.

 

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Mango Butter

 

Nutrient and fatty acid dense mango butter is fast absorbing and richly hydrates dehydrated skin. Its antioxidants and vitamins A and C repair and prevent premature aging and protect against sun damage. Mango butter plumps and softens your complexion to promote a radiant complexion.

 

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Passion Fruit Seed Oil

 

Passion fruit seed oil, or Maracuja oil, is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C for skin protection and repair. Vitamin C promotes a toned, radiant complexion as it stimulates collagen production. Maracuja’s wealth of fatty acids provide healing, anti-inflammatory nourishment of the skin, especially beneficial for dry, flaky, and acne-prone skin.

 

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Pomegranate Oil

 

Pomegranate oil is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols. Pomegranate provides natural protection qualities, shielding skin from UV and free-radical damage. Youth enhancing pomegranate oil regenerates and repairs skin, and effectively reduces and prevents wrinkles in the epidermis. Additionally, it has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties to help prevent acne.

 

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Prickly Pear Extract

 

Prickly Pear is a potent source of Vitamin E, a powerful moisturizer. It’s loaded with essential fatty acids, antioxidants and other vitamins. These traits make prickly pear extract perfect for helping to brighten age spots and reduce sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Prickly pear is also known to help strengthen and rebuild the skin's natural protective barrier and fight back against environmental damage.

 

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Rose Hydrosol and Water

 

 

Rose hydrosol and water are amazingly effective skin care ingredients, known for its nourishing, skin-soothing properties. Rose water is known for its ability to clarify and balance your skin, leading to a refreshed, revitalized appearance. Should some redness flare up on your skin, rose water can actually lessen its appearance and any accompanying discomfort. It’s a great way to cool and calm your skin. Moisture is key for youthful, glowing skin, and rose water is a natural hydrator. It gives your skin an instant, refreshing boost and provides rejuvenating moisture. Rose water is known for its ability to help people defy age. It can temporarily plump fine lines and even help to prevent new ones from forming. When your pores get clogged up with everyday residue and toxins, rose water can help to decongest them and clean impurities for a fresh, bright complexion. Thanks to its toning properties, rose water can temporarily tighten the look of your skin, giving you a firm, plump look.

 

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Rosehip Oil

 

 

 

 

Rosehip oil is abundant with benefits for your skin! It deeply moisturizes with fatty acids. This magical oil treats wrinkles, repairs skin, and fights pigmentation with an abundance of Vitamins A & C to create an even, youthful complexion. Additionally, its astringent properties will tighten your pores and brighten your complexion.

 

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Sea Buckthorn Oil

 

Sea buckthorn oil is rich in Vitamins C, A, and E. This plant-derived elixir boosts elasticity, hydration and heals inflammation and skin damage. The same lipids that benefit hair health can also help moisturize and soften a person’s skin, improving elasticity. Sea buckthorn oil had a positive effect on eczema-like rashes by strengthening the lipid barrier, retaining moisture.

 

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Tahitian Sea Minerals

 

Plumping, toning, anti-bacterial, Tahitian sea minerals eliminate black heads and clear pores. They calm inflammation and itchy skin.  These minerals are added to our formulas to remove dead skin cells, diminish puffiness, boost circulation, tone your skin, and absorb excess oils. This natural ingredient is very mild and suitable for most sensitive skin types so it will not cause irritation.

 

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Tamanu Oil

 

 

Tamanu oil from the islands of Tahiti has been used for centuries to combat dry skin, acne, and scarring. This botanical oil keeps the skin well-nourished because it contains three types of fats-neutral lipids. The fatty acid called caliphyllid acid found in tamanu oil prevents bacteria that causes acne. Additionally, this oil is ideal for healing wounds and soothing skin issues like dry skin, sunburns, and eczema because it promotes new skin formation. It is even proven to heal scar tissue.

 

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Tuberose Hydrosol

 

 

The health benefits of tuberose oil can be attributed to its properties as an aphrodisiac, deodorant, relaxing, sedative, and warming substance. In addition to the benefits described above, this essential oil can also be used to keep the skin free of infections and cracks. This oil has a pleasant fragrance along with chemical components that relax nerves, brain and muscles. It provides a great relief from tension, stress, depression, anxiety, anger, and cramps. The healthy circulation of blood helps to eliminate toxins from the body and organs and also ensures the adequate supply of oxygen to the entire body. Tuberose oil has healing and moisturizing properties which helps to treat the cracked heels effectively by providing relief from the pain and speeds up the healing process.

 

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Turmeric

 

An abundance of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric make it a powerful botanical healer of scarring and skin damage. It promotes a natural glow and supple skin by healing pigmentation and premature aging.

 

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Wheatgrass Extract

 

Scientifically known as Triticum aestivum, wheatgrass was used by Egyptians for health and beauty aid in ancient times. Wheatgrass has more Vitamin A and C than oranges and carrots. Wheatgrass juice contains both vitamins and natural phytochemicals such as flavonoids, which are known to be antioxidants, that help slow the aging process. Wheatgrass is a natural detoxifying agent and enhances your natural health and gives you glowing skin. Wheatgrass juice can be used for curing skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis.

 

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White Tea Extract

 

White tea extract keeps your skin looking younger by protecting it from damage. Researchers believe that the high levels of antioxidants reduce oxidative stress to the skin. White tea extract helps prevent skin cancer, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation. It improves the skin's naturally occurring levels of collagen and elastin.

 

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