Gee Natural Skincare uses only vegan, fair trade or organic botanical ingredients and raw materials. Gee products are proud to be free of all fillers, synthetics, and chemically laden preservatives. The therapeutic grade essential oils we use are steam distilled. The floral waters are actual hydrosols, which are by-products of the essential oil steam distillation process. The carrier oils used are usually organic, cold-pressed, extra-virgin and unrefined, with the exception of a few. The raw nut butters we use are unrefined for their ultimate moisturizing benefits. All ingredients and products are tested on Gisèle and a group of willing participants.
Arrowroot Powder: This starch is a replacement for talc in skincare formulations (i.e. body powders). It has a silky feel and gently absorbs moisture from skin. Used in #04 Clarity Clay Masks.
Calendula Petals: Anti-inflammatory and healing properties, which can be helpful in speeding the healing of burns, bruises, cuts, and minor infections. Used in avocado oil infusion for #07 Bloom Body Oil (details coming soon).
Hibiscus Powder: Alpha Hydroxy acids smooth skin, unclogs pores, helps control oil production. Used in #04 Clarity Clay Masks.
Marshmallow Root: Hydrating. Major irritation relief. The anti-inflammatory properties of the extract make it a great choice for people with problem skin, such as sufferers from eczema or rosacea. Used in #04 Clarity Clay Masks.
Shea Nut Butter: Renowned for its skin moisturizing properties. Absorbs rapidly into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling. Helps heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks. Helps diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation. Protects the skin from both environmental and free-radical damage, containing vitamins A and E. Used in#5 BOSS Body Balm.
Avocado Seed Oil: Deeply absorbed by the skin, for an ideal moisturizer. Facilitates the healing of wounds, rashes and burns to the skin. Useful in the treatment of a variety of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and sun damage. Increases collagen production, which helps keep the skin plump and decreases the effects of aging. Used in #5 BOSS Body Balm.
Babassu Seed Oil: Excellent for both dry and oily skin as it moisturizes and softens without being greasy. Derived from kernels of the Babassu Palm from Brazil, Babassu's melting point is close to body temperature. When applied, Babassu draws heat from the skin to initiate melting, and this heat transfer produces a cooling effect on the skin. Often mistaken for a butter as it is a soft solid at room temperature. Used in #5 BOSS Body Balm.
Castor Seed Oil: Promotes healthy hair growth. Deeply moisturizes. Triglycerides help cling to and remove dirt and makeup. Used in #03 Earthly Delight, and #3 Midas Touch.
Raspberry Seed Oil: Easily absorbed without leaving oily feeling. High in Vitamins A, E and carotenoids. Promotes cell repair. Reduces appearance of inflammation. Prevents further damage from elements. Corrects UV damage. Helps skin retain its elasticity, clarity and suppleness. Anti-inflammatory. Soothing for eczema, psoriasis and other skin rashes. Used in #02 Eden's Oil Face Serum, and #2 Liquid Gold Face Serum.
Rosehip Seed Oil: Easily absorbed by skin without leaving greasy residue or clogging pores. Known as the “Dry Oil” for its complete, silky absorption that soothes dry, itchy skin. Particularly high in Vitamin C and A to reduce the look of fine lines, scars and dark spots. Helps moisturize dry, mature, and sensitive skin. Considered a cellular regenerative oil, reputed to prevent stretch marks and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase. This results in firmer, smoother and more supple skin with greater elasticity. Corrects UV damage. Used in #02 Eden's Oil Face Serum, and #2 Liquid Gold Face Serum.
Sunflower Seed Oil: Contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, vitamins, and fatty acids that assist to regenerate new skin cells and help calm skin irritations. Used in #07 Bloom Body Oil and #7 Bliss Body Oil.
Myrrh: Contains antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antifungal properties. Assists in healing wounds and infections. Used in #7 Bliss Body Oil.
Patchouli: Anti-inflammatory. Good for wrinkles, acne and blemishes. Helps to heal dry skin and eczema. Used in #5 BOSS Body Balm.
White Thyme: Invigorating herbal scent. Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. Used in #6 Cloud Nine Body Spray.
Vanilla: Contains Vitamin B and antioxidant properties which are nutritious for skin. Used in #6 Cloud Nine Body Spray.
Ylang-ylang: Contains antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Promotes wound healing, and diminish the appearance of redness or scars when applied to the skin. Used in #7 Bliss Body Oil.
Aspen Bark Extract: From the bark of an aspen tree, which is macerated and dried to its powder form. A natural preservative which helps to resist microbial contamination & controls microbial growth while simultaneously offering nutritive skin conditioning benefits. Found in all Gee products, except #04 Clarity Clay Masks.
Banana Extract: Vitamin A, E, potassium and zinc. Skin smoothing. Perfect dry skin astringent. Moisturizing. Used in #04 Clarity Clay Masks.
Sacha Inchi Extract: Omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamins A and E help protect skin and promote elasticity. Minimizes oiliness yet hydrates. Used in #04 Clarity Clay Masks.
Guava Extract: Firms skin and soothes splotchiness and the look of dark circles, discolouration and symptoms associated with rosacea, acne. Used in #04 Clarity Clay Masks.
Chia Seed Extract: Reduces look of fine lines. One of the most powerful anti-inflammatories there is perfect for itch, irritation, dryness. Used in #04 Clarity Clay Masks.
Olive Leaf Extract: quoted as “better than Vitamin E” it reduces redness, the look of fine lines, discolouration, and protects against damage. Used in #04 Clarity Clay Masks.
Cucumber Peel Extract: Improves look of dark circles and pores, tightens and tones skin. Used in #04 Clarity Clay Masks.
Seaweed Powder: Vitamin C promotes collagen production and elasticity. Potassium increases hydration. Used in #04 Clarity Clay Masks.
HYDROSOLS & DISTILLATES
Apple Cider Vinegar: Organic. Nutrient dense tonic for skin which dissolves dead skin cells and evens skin tone. Maintains skin’s pH. Antiseptic & antibacterial. Used in #1 Golden Apple Mist Cleanser.
Champa Hydrosol: Good for all skin types. Balances the skin’s pH levels to manage oil production while locking in hydration. and revitalizing the outer layer of the skin. Scent is a known aphrodisiac. Used in #06 Champa Body Spray.
Peppermint Hydrosol: Skin-refreshing and cooling, this hydrosol is very useful for cooling sunburns, hot feet, hot flashes, or post-shaving for sensitive/irritated skin. Great for most skin types, helps to remove excess dirt, sebum oil and dead skin cells when used as a mist cleanser. Used in #06 Mint Body Spray.
Witch Hazel: Gee uses a steam-distilled, non-alcohol distillate, which has cooling, anti-inflammatory & astringent properties. The witch hazel dissolves dead skin cells, tightens and tones skin and helps to reduce enlarged pores. Used in #1 Golden Apple Mist Cleanser and #01 Water of Life Mist Cleanser.
Carnuba Wax: Vegan. Obtained from the leaves of the Brazilian palm tree known as Copernica Cerifera. The wax is derived by separating the wax from the leaves mechanically and then refining and bleaching the extract. Carnauba Wax has one of the highest melting points among natural waxes, which makes it a suitable additive to cosmetic products to make them more temperature stable (183.20 degrees Fahrenheit - 84 degrees Celsius). Used in#5 BOSS Body Balm.
Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth Clay) is one of the earliest substances to be used as a beauty mask. It makes your skin radiant and appealing by reducing the appearance of blemishes and acne scars. It deep cleans and tightens the pores, reducing the look of black heads and whiteheads. Deep cleansing with Multani Mitti helps to remove impurities and sloughs off dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling refreshing with a glowing complexion! This allows skin to breathe and absorb our face serums more easily into the skin. Used in #04 Clarity Clay Masks.