Cocoa butter, the major constituent in chocolate, is extracted from the cocoa bean. In addition to its velvety texture, pleasant fragrance, and soothing properties cocoa butter is used for the prevention of stretch marks, healing burns, and treating chapped lips.
Jojoba is a perennial woody shrub native to the semi-arid regions of southern Arizona, southern California and northwestern Mexico. Native Americans commonly extracted the oil from jojoba seeds for skin care. Cultivation of jojoba began in response to the ban on the importation of sperm whale products in 1971 because both oils are exceptionally effective moisturizers.
Argan oil is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids that deeply hydrate and nourish skin. Pure Argan oil is often used for those that suffer from eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea for its incredible moisturizing ability and effectiveness to unclog pores. Bee Bella sources argan oil from women's cooperatives in Morocco to support their social and economic welfare. These cooperatives work within a UNESCO biosphere reserve that ensures the protection and reforestation of Argan trees.
Raw coconut oil is extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts. As a triglyceride of lauric acid, coconut oil has a high affinity for skin & hair proteins that reduce skin damage. Additionally, because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, it is able to penetrate deeply into the skin.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that stops the production of free radicals formed when fat undergoes oxidation. Scientists are investigating whether, by limiting free-radical production, vitamin E might help prevent or delay the chronic diseases that are associated with these free radicals. In addition to its activities as an antioxidant, vitamin E is involved in immune function, cell signaling, regulation of gene expression, and other metabolic process
Lanolin is secreted from the skin of sheep. Lanolin’s role in nature is to protect wool and skin against harsh climate, in addition to maintaining skin hygiene. Pure lanolin has been used by earlier settlers and modern day mountain climbers to treat and prevent chapped lips.
Aloe vera has exceptional anti-inflammatory properties on the skin. Its use can be traced back 6,000 years to early Egypt. Aloe vera helps prevent diseases like psoriasis, speeds up wound healing, and exhibits anti-bacterial/fungal properties.
Rosemary extract, and oil gathered from the leaf of the plant, and on its own it is used on to improve circulation and treat eczema. In Bee Bella’s formula rosemary works as a natural preservative, dramatically increasing the shelf-life of this all natural product.
D-limonene, orange peel terpenes, has well-established cancer preventative properties that inhibit, delay, or reverse carcinogens from forming. Bee Bella uses d-limonene to prevent our ingredients from separating