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Ingredient Dictionary

You’ve reached the Sasse Skin dictionary. 10 points to Gryffindor for being an intellectual!

Here is a breakdown of every ingredient we use in our products. Use this as a quick reference to learn about our ingredients and understand why we choose to use them.

Like the Oxford dictionary, we’ll keep updating this page each time we release a new product.

 Ingredient What is it?
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) A potent antioxidant which works to lighten pigmentation, brighten the complexion and promote collagen production.
Calcium Bentonite An absorbent powder that detoxifies the skin by binding to and removing excess sebum (oil) and impurities from the skin.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride An excellent emollient derived from coconut oil and glycerin which works to moisturise and protect the skin.
Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil (Carrot Seed Oil)

Can be used as a natural dye while also carrying antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties that may improve skin health and appearance.

Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate An oil-soluble surfactant which allows oil-based formulas to effectively foam and wash off the skin. We’re pretty proud of this one.
Glycerin A humectant, which is a type of moisturising agent that pulls water into the outer layer of your skin from deeper levels of your skin and the air.
Leptospermum Scoparium Mel (Manuka Honey) Holds strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties while also acting as a humectant (meaning it’s superpower is the ability to draw in moisture). 
Polyglyceryl-2-Dipolyhydroxystearate A water in oil emulsifier. Allows the smooth combination of water-soluble ingredients into oil-soluble ingredients. Super cool.
Silica

An absorbent powder used as a thickening agent. Makes the product feel heaps nicer. It’s the small things, you know?

Sucrose Laurate An emulsifier which also can be used as an oil thickener.
Sunflower Oil An oil pressed from the seeds of a sunflower. It works to moisturise the skin while also being rich in Vitamin A and vitamin E which assist in restoring skin health.
Theobrama Cacao (Cacao Butter) A solid butter which is rich in fatty acids. It works to deeply moisturise and nourish the skin. Glow baby, glow!
White Petrolatum A jelly like substance emollient used as a moisturiser to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations.