INGREDIENTS

Mindfully chosen and blended in microbatches. Herbalism-forward formulations.

No endangered or at-risk herbs used.

Free from synthetic fragrance, dyes, soy, gluten, and essential oils, in order to be suitable for those with sensitive skin, those with common allergies, and those that are pregnant and/or breastfeeding.

Vegan. Cruelty-Free.

Why are these ingredients used?

All ingredients selected contain topically soothing and supportive plant constituents, ensuring each herb is complementary and synergistic to all others in the product formulation. With herbalism-centric formulation, an understanding of plant constituent solubility, and different extraction methods, Kieta Botanicals brings you much richer, potent products.

Explore the information below for details on all ingredients used, along with research articles serving as educational starting points.

Wildcrafted Murumuru Butter - astrocaryum murumuru

Suitable for all skin (even acneic) and hair types, this rich, unrefined butter

naturally smells like sweet fudge. It's known as 'vegetable silicone,'

lending a wonderful, completely non-greasy skin feel to the skin. High in

lauric acid, murumuru butter is prized for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory,

deeply moisturizing, and soothing properties. It can help with acneic skin, 

mature skin, dry skin, dry hair, and/or damaged hair.

https://www.agriculturejournals.cz/publicFiles/239506.pdf

Schisandra Berry Extract - schisandra chinesis

Aqueous & Alcohol-extracted

Known as one of the few truly adaptogenic herbs, the "five flavor fruit" has

multiple healing properties and is one of the most powerful sources of

antioxidants in the plant world. It's widely used as a dietary supplement to a

combat a variety of ailments, and to improve overall skin and hair health.

Here it's used to purify and strengthen the protective barrier of the skin

and soothe irritations. 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5378736/

Gotu Kola Leaf Extract - centella asiatica

Aqueous & Alcohol-extracted

 

Considered a nootropic, this herbal extract is effective in improving treatment

of small wounds, burns, psoriasis, and scleroderma. It promotes fibroblast

proliferation and increases the synthesis of collagen and intracellular

fibronectin content, improving tensile strength of newly formed skin,

as well as inhibiting the inflammatory phase of hypertrophic scars and keloids.

Research results indicate that it can be used in the treatment of photoaging skin,

cellulite, and striae.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834700/

Bilberry Fruit Extract - vaccinium myrtillus

Aqueous & Alcohol-extracted

Bilberry is one of the most prolific sources of natural antioxidant compounds

known as anthocyanins, which are polyphenolic chemicals. It also has astringent

properties, which cleanse, tighten, and nourish. 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92770/

Marshmallow Root Extract - althaea officinalis

Aqueous & Alcohol-extracted

This is one of several herbs that contain a substance called “mucilage,”

which is useful topically to soothe and act as an emollient on skin. 

Mucilage quickly swells into a gooey mass when exposed to water,

thereby ameliorating dry or mildly inflamed skin.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92761/

Astragalus Root Extract - astragalus propinquus

Aqueous & Alcohol-extracted

This herb is classified as a restorative tonic, making it strengthening and

nourishing. Rich in polysaccharides, flavonoids, and saponins, this extract

has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, also bringing out

firmness and radiance.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5758356/

Moth Bean Extract - vigna aconitifolia

Alcohol-extracted

 

Serving as a botanical alternative to retinol, without photo-sensitizing or

irritating side effects, this extract stimulates collagen and epidermal

cellular renewal. When used at similar levels in cosmetic applications,

the extract itself has demonstrated efficacy comparable to that of retinol.

Additionally, the constituents of phenolic compounds, such as caffeic acid,

ferulic acid, cinnamic acid, and kaempefrol, provide this extract with

potent antioxidant properties. It's excellent in providing protection from

free radical damage, while promoting skin-supporting benefits.

https://patents.justia.com/patent/8697151

Gromwell Root Extract - lithospermum erythrorhizon

Fat-extracted

Prized for its ability to protect skin by inhibiting glycation, increasing

oxidative defenses, and suppressing inflammatory responses, this

extract is soothing and supportive of skin.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4904053/

Helichrysum Flower Extract - helichrysum italicum

Fat- & alcohol-extracted

Greatly supportive of healthy skin, this extract is especially prized for

mature skin. Blemishes and other superficial minor tissue damage are soothed

by this plant ally.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jid.2017.07.476

Calendula Flower Extract - calendula officinalis

Fat- & alcohol-extracted
 

This extract soothes a variety of skin ailments, many of which stem 

from inflammatory components. Dry, itchy, and/or damaged skin can

help be revitalized with this flower.

 

https://ptfarm.pl/pub/File/Acta_Poloniae/2011/5/693.pdf

Plantain Leaf Extract - plantago major

Fat- & alcohol-extracted

Highly anti-inflammatory and emollient, oils infused with plantain leaf support

broad superficial healing actions. This extract is considered to be highly soothing topically.

http://cms.herbalgram.org/expandedE/Plantain.html

Rose Petal Extract - rosa damascena

Fat- & alcohol-extracted

Smoothing and softening, rose petals lend a soothing, supportive hand to the

skin. This extract can also be balancing. 

https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.5625/lar.2015.31.3.148

 

Neem Leaf Extract -  azadirachta indica

Fat- & alcohol-extracted

Prized in Ayurveda, neem is used for a variety of ailments. Specifically

for skin and scalp, it's anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, lending itself as a powerful

ally for skin healing, including irritations, burns, blemishes, and dandruff.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Garima_Pandey8/publication/286690118_Evaluation_of_phytochemical_antibacterial_and_free_radical_scavenging_properties_of_Azadirachta_indica_neem_leaves/links/5822af9108aeebc4f8917d99/Evaluation-of-phytochemical-antibacterial-and-free-radical-scavenging-properties-of-Azadirachta-indica-neem-leaves.pdf

Black Cumin Seed CO2 - nigella sativa

This highly nutritive oil contains over one hundred identified nutrients, and a high content of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids - omega-3, -6, and -9. Its component thymoquinone is a powerful antioxidant. 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352241015000286

 

Aspen Bark Extract - populus tremuloides 

Water-Soluble Preservative

 

The bark of the Aspen tree is rich in salicylates, the plant’s natural defense mechanism against parasites. While it helps soften and cleanse skin, it is naturally effective at inhibiting the growth of E. coli, S. aureus, B. subtilis, P. aeuruginosa, yeast, and mold, making it a suitable co-preservative. The only solvent used for extraction is water.

Elderberry Fruit Extract - sambucus nigra

Oil-Soluble Preservative

 

Also used in food flavorings, elderberry extract resists microbial contamination and controls microbial growth, as well as offers antioxidant and conditioning benefits to the skin, due to the high concentration of phenolics, anthocyanins, and flavonols. 

Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate

Water-Soluble Preservative

Leuconostoc kimchi is one of 15 species of microorganisms typically associated with the process of food fermentation to preserve food. This ferment filtrate contains intact, non-viable microorganisms, and has shown a wide range of utility as a skin conditioner and antimicrobial agent for cosmetic and personal care product formulations, making it the perfect co-preservative.

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