Arginine: Arginine is a naturally occurring non-essential amino acid typically obtained with protein foods like meat, dairy, legumes, and leafy vegetables. Arginine enhances the production of collagen and stimulates circulation helping to leave the skin smooth and even-toned. Massk uses Arginine in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Organic Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract): The dandelion is native to Greece and is part of the sunflower family. The dandelion flower represents the three celestial bodies of the sun, moon, and stars. The yellow represents the sun, the puffball represents the moon, and the dispersing seeds represent the stars. While many people think of dandelion as a weed, it is full of vitamins such as A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Dandelion is the plant kingdom’s most abundant source of Beta Carotene, which our bodies transform into vitamin A. Vitamin A acts as an antioxidant and imparts a healthy glow. It also reduces skin sensitivity to the sun. Dandelion extract is also good for clearing skin complexion due to its detoxifying abilities. Massk uses dandelion extract in its Butt Cheek Cleanser and Butt Cheek Lotion.
Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil (Grapeseed): Vitis Vinifera Seed oil is the extract from pressed seeds of grapes. Extracting grapeseed oil is more difficult to manufacture than other oils because the grape seeds contain a small amount of oil at about 16-20 percent of the seed. Grapeseed oil contains linoleic acid which is an omega-6 fatty acid and essential for smooth skin. Linoleic acid is easily absorbed by the skin and serves as a powerful moisturizer. The oil is also lightweight and will leave the skin feeling smooth and soft without excess oil. Grapeseed oil is also rich in vitamin E, about twice as much as olive oil, which provides antioxidants to protect the skin from free radical damage. Massk uses grapeseed oil in its Butt Cheek Mask and Butt Cheek Lotion.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Peel Tincture): Orange peel is harvested from the ripened fruit of the orange tree, a mid-sized evergreen tree native to Asia, and grows the West Indies and in southern parts of Europe and America. Orange peel contains more vitamin C than the pulp itself. Vitamin C is necessary for collagen production and is also an antioxidant that can neutralize and protect skin cells from free radical damage. Orange peel also contains hesperidin, an antioxidant and natural oil used by the body to keep the elasticity of the skin. It’s also beneficial soothing dry, irritated, and acne-prone skin. Massk uses orange peel tincture in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Aqua (Deionized Water): Deionized water, also known as demineralized water, is water purified by a filtration system to remove non-water related mineral ions from the soil like sodium, calcium, and magnesium, and metal ions from pipes like iron and copper. It is important to use deionized water in cosmetics to minimize contaminants that can affect the quality of the product. Massk uses deionized water in its Butt Cheek Cleanser and Butt Cheek Lotion.
Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender Water): The name lavender comes from the latin word, “lavare,” which means “to wash.” Lavender water is the by-product of the steam distillation process used to make essential oils from the fresh flowers of the lavender plant. The floral water contains plant acid and antibacterial properties, which help cleanse and control blemishes and breakouts when applied to the skin. Additional benefits of lavender water for the skin include its ability to tighten, soothe irritation, balance the production of fat and fight against aging. It also has a relaxing scent that can help calm the body and mind. Massk uses Lavender Water in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine (from coconuts): Cocamidopropyl Betaine is made from coconut oil, and comes in the form of a pale yellow liquid. It acts as a surfactant, foaming agent, viscosity increasing agent, and emulsifier. As an emulsifier, Cocamidopropyl betaine prevents the separation of ingredients and when applied to the skin gently cleanses by helping water mix with oil and dirt so that impurities can be washed off. Massk uses Cocamidopropyl Betaine (from coconuts) in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Organic Trifolium Pratense (Red Clover): Red Clover is a herbaceous perennial plant in the bean family and native to the meadows of Europe, Western Asia, and northwest Africa. Red clover contains nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. It is known to slow the process of skin aging due to its estrogen-like effects to maintain youthful and vibrant skin. It also helps maintain thick, healthy skin and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Massk uses red clover in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Charcoal Powder (Bamboo Charcoal Powder): Bamboo Charcoal comes from pieces of bamboo plants burned at temperatures ranging from 1472 deg F, and 2192 deg F then steamed. Heat and steam treatment enable charcoal powder to absorb high volumes of impurities like bacteria, toxins, and micro-particles. It is used to draw impurities from the skin, tighten pores and help treat acne and oily skin. Massk bamboo charcoal powder in its Butt Cheek Cleanser and Butt Cheek Mask.
Olea Europaea (Olive Oil): Olive oil is liquid fat obtained from the fruit of olive trees. The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean Basin and can live for thousands of years. It’s abundant in vitamins and antioxidants including vitamin E and -K. Vitamin E neutralizes and protects skin from free radical damage like overexposure from the sun and air pollution, and vitamin K is known to prevent wrinkles. Olive oil is also a natural and hypoallergenic way to balance your skin’s moisture without clogging pores due to its unique ability to mix with water. Massk uses olive oil in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehip Oil): Rosehip is a fruit of the rose. Rosehip oil is the extract of the seed fruits of the rose-bush. It is abundant in A, B, D, and E-vitamins, essential fatty acids, and contains approximately 20-60 times as much vitamin C as oranges. Vitamin C stimulates collagen production which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles and is an antioxidant that can neutralize and protect skin cells from free radical damage. The oil can penetrate into deep layers of the skin to treat scars and dry skin. Massk uses rosehip oil in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Borago Officinalis (Borage Oil): Borage oil is an oil derived from the seed of borage, also known as starflower, a wildflower from the Boraginaceae family. It’s an annual herb with star-shaped, bright blue flowers native to Syria, but now found wild in almost all parts of the world. Borage oil is the most abundant natural source of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA). GLA is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid that helps trap moisture in the skin. It’s also rich in vitamins A, C, niacin, choline, thiamine, and riboflavin. Borage oil is useful for restoring suppleness and elasticity of the skin and is also applied topically to clear up various skin disorders like hormonal acne and eczema. Massk uses borago oil in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Origanum Compactum (Oregano Oil): Oregano comes from the Greek word “oreganos” meaning “joy of the mountain.” Oregano oil is the extract from the leaves and flowers of the oregano plant, a bushy perennial herb of the mint family native to Europe, North America, and temperate Asia. It typically grows in open or mountainous habitats. The carvacrol in oregano oil promotes clear skin and helps treat skin conditions like acne, fungal infection, and rashes due to its antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Massaging oregano oil into skin also offers respiratory and immune system support. Massk uses oregano oil in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula): Calendula is an annual and perennial herbaceous plant in the daisy family. It is also known as garden marigold. The bright, flowering herb opens in sunlight and closes at dusk, or when it rains. Calendula is a well-known medicinal herb and ornamental garden plant. Calendula can increase blood flow and oxygen to wounds and infections, which helps the body heal faster. It’s typically applied to the skin to stimulate healing, reduce pain and swelling, and brighten skin tone. Massk uses calendula in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil): Tea tree oil is from the leaves of the tea tree which is a small tree native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Tea tree was given its name by eighteenth-century sailors who made tea from the tree’s leaves growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast. It’s typically applied to the skin to treat bacterial and fungal skin conditions like acne and as an antiseptic for cuts, burns, and insect bites. Massk uses tea tree oil in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit Seed): Grapefruit seed is the ripened fruit of the grapefruit tree. A single grapefruit tree can produce more than 1,500 pounds of fruit a year and is an accidental hybrid of the pomelo and sweet orange. Grapefruit seed is abundant in vitamin c which stimulates collagen production and protects the skin from free radical damage like overexposure to the sun and air pollution. It also helps to even skin tone and can be used as a mild preservative. Massk uses grapefruit seed in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Origanum Arctium Lappa (Burdock Root): Burdock root, also known as gobo, is a vegetable in the sunflower family that’s native to Asia and Europe and now grows in the United States. Burdock root has long been used to treat skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Massk uses burdock root in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary): Rosemary is a woody perennial herb with needle-like leaves, native to the south of France and other Mediterranean regions. It is part of the mint family along with basil, lavender, and oregano. Ancient Greeks believed that rosemary was a magical plant that could strengthen memory and commonly referred to it as the “herb of remembrance.” It contains a wide array of nutrients including iron, calcium, and antioxidants. Rosemary promotes an even glow by toning and removing dryness from the skin and also helps treat skin conditions like eczema and acne. Massk uses rosemary in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine: Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine is an inner salt derived from the fatty acids of coconut oil. It acts as a foam booster, viscosity builder, and an antistatic agent. Massk uses cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Extract): Aloe Vera is a cactus-like plant that grows in hot, dry climates like Florida, Texas, and Arizona. It is also known as the “lily of the desert.” Aloe Vera’s use can be traced back 6,000 years to early Egypt. Aloe produces two substances, gel and latex. Aloe gel is the transparent, jelly-like substance in the inner part of the leaf, and aloe latex is from under the plant’s skin and is yellow. Aloe Vera extract includes the gel and latex. It is renowned for its ability to heal, moisturize, and soothe irritated, inflamed or sunburned skin. Massk uses aloe vera extract in its Butt Cheek Cleanser, Butt Cheek Mask and Butt Cheek Lotion.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM): Methylsulfonylmethane, or commonly abbreviated as MSM, is an organic sulfur found in green plants, animals, and humans. It is considered a building block for collagen, keratin, and connective tissue. MSM is typically applied to the skin to restore the foundation for healthy skin and aid scar tissue like stretch marks, wrinkles, wounds, cuts or abrasions. Massk uses MSM in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract): Gotu kola is a perennial plant native to tropical and wetland regions of Asia and Africa, notably Sri Lanka and Madagascar. It is a member of the parsley family and also known as pennywort and wild violet. It has been used to treat many conditions for thousands of years. Gotu kola is rich in triterpene saponins, known to firm and tighten skin’s appearance and excellent in preventing and reversing the signs of aging. Gotu kola is also recommended to help with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Massk uses gotu kola extract in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract): Horsetail is from tree-like plants that thrived 400 million years ago during the Paleozoic era. It is a relative of the fern. Horsetail plant is a perennial and found throughout Europe, Asia, Middle East, and North America. Its use dates back to the ancient Roman and Greek times. Horsetail plant is an excellent herb for the skin. It can help tighten, firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Massk uses horsetail plant extract in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Organic Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Extract): Pelargoniums is also known as stork’s-bills due to the shape of its fruit. It is a multi-branched shrub that grows up to 1.5 meters high and is largely cultivated in South Africa, Madagascar, and Morocco, but became known to European countries like Spain, France, and Italy during the 17th century. The extract is from steam distillation of the plant’s stems and leaves. When made from young, green leaves the oil has a lemon scent, and when made from older leaves that have changed their color, the oil has a strong rose fragrance. Geranium is known to promote beautiful and radiant skin. It is a natural cleanser that rids skin of toxins and bacteria. Geranium also has soothing properties that ease skin inflammation, relax muscles, and promote blood circulation. Massk uses geranium extract in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Kaolin: Kaolin, also known as china clay, is a naturally occurring porous soft clay rich in the mineral kaolinite. It is mined all over the world and mostly found in soils developed from the weathering of rocks in hot, moist climates. Kaolin detoxifies and cleanses the skin by absorbing impurities like dirt and germs, which cleanses the pores and prevents clogging and breakouts. Kaolin is suitable for sensitive skin types. Massk uses kaolin in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Organic Sunflower): Sunflower seed oil is obtained by pressing the seed of the sunflower. Native American tribes are believed to be among the first to cultivate the sunflower plant and use its oil to nourish and condition the skin. Sunflower oil is rich in essential fatty acids that tighten and firm the skin. It is also rich in vitamins such as A, D, and E that are essential for smoothing wrinkles and giving the skin a soft, smooth appearance. Massk uses organic sunflower seed oil in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Pumice: Pumice is a volcanic rock formed from magma during an explosive volcanic eruption. It is technically a textured volcanic glass. Pumice is an abundant resource found on all continents. It is a sustainable and eco-friendly way to exfoliate the skin. Exfoliation removes the buildup of dead and rough skin cells that can result in excess oil and clogged pores. The removal of dead skin cells stimulates the skin’s renewal process leaving the skin visibly brighter and healthier. Exfoliation also makes moisturizers more effective by opening pores for deeper penetration. Massk uses pumice in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Beeswax: Honeybees form beeswax through the consumption of honey or sugar syrup. Honeybees activate the wax making process by bunching together to raise the temperature of the area and initiate sweating out the beeswax. Honeybees use beeswax to form their honeycomb cells and for the storage of pollen and honey in the hive. To produce one pound of beeswax, honeybees need to consume nine to ten pounds of honey and to ingest one pound of honey; honeybees pollinate about 18-20 million flowers. When applied to the skin, beeswax locks in moisture while still allowing the skin to breathe. It is also referred to the skin as an anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and as an excellent source of vitamin A for anti-aging effects. Massk uses beeswax in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Cocos Nucifera Oil (Organic Coconut): Coconut oil is the extract from the kernel, also known as meat or flesh of the coconut. The coconut tree is a member of the palm family and the only species of the genus Cocos. It is cultivated in tropical areas worldwide and is the most naturally widespread fruit plant on earth. Pacific islanders value the coconut tree so highly as a source of food and medicine that it is called “The Tree of Life.” Coconut oil is light, non-greasy and rapidly absorbs into the skin making it an ideal moisturizer. Coconut oil is dominantly composed of fatty acids that can help protect against harmful bacteria and fungi. Coconut oil is also rich in vitamins E and A that can help protect skin cells from free radical damage and slow down the aging process. Additional fun fact: The botanical name Cocos Nucifera originates from Portuguese in the 16th Century. “Coco” is Portuguese for “grimace” and refers to the three holes resembling a face on the bottom of the shell. “Nucifera” is latin for “nut-bearing,” however, coconut is technically a drupe, not a nut. Massk uses organic coconut oil in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter: Theobroma cacao seed butter, also known as cocoa butter, is derived from the Theobroma cacao tree. It is an evergreen tree that grows in tropical climates and naturally in a band that begins in southeastern Mexico through Central America and into the Amazon Basin in South America, but the high demand of the trees products led to its cultivation around the world. The tree’s botanical name Theobroma Cacao means “food of the gods.” Cocoa butter is the fat obtained from the seeds of the tree. It is a good source of antioxidants and fatty acids which provide anti-aging properties, deep hydration and improve skin elasticity and tone. Cocoa butter also contains cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP) which has been reported to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells and tumors. Massk uses cocoa butter in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Organic Jojoba): Jojoba seed oil is a liquid derived from the seeds of the desert shrub, Simmondsia Chinensis. It is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. Although jojoba oil visually appears to be a liquid oil, it’s technically a wax, and the terms jojoba oil and jojoba wax are used interchangeably. Jojoba oil is different than most vegetable oils because it is not a triglyceride and is composed almost entirely of esters of monounsaturated, fatty acids and alcohols. As a wax, it is useful for protecting the skin and providing moisture control. Jojoba oil also contains a high amount of iodine which gives the power to heal acne, blemishes, and other skin conditions. It also includes vitamins and mineral such as vitamin E, vitamin B complex, chromium, copper, and iodine. Massk uses cocoa butter in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Citrus Limon Fruit Oil (Lemon): Lemon oil is from the lemon tree, also known as Citrus limon Osbeck, a species of evergreen that produces fruit all year round. Lemon oil is the extract from lemon peels, and unlike many other fruit oils which are removed by distillation, lemon oil is typically obtained in a cold-extraction process such that the lemon peel is machine-pressed to squeeze out the oil. There are 1,500 lemons needed to produce one pound of lemon oil. When applied to the skin, lemon oil is a powerful astringent by tightening pores and removing dead cells to brighten the skin. The oil is also a useful antibacterial against blemishes and acne. Massk uses lemon oil in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Decyl Glucoside: Decyl glucoside is a natural, nonionic surfactant. A surfactant is a surface active ingredient that lowers the surface tension of water enabling it to capture other substances like oil and grease. It is obtained from renewable and biodegradable raw materials, mostly corn and coconuts. In cosmetics, decyl glucoside acts as a non-foaming, cleansing agent by removing dirt and grime from the skin. It is suitable for sensitive skin and possesses moisture binding properties to make the skin feel smooth and soft. Massk uses decyl Glucoside in its Butt Cheek Cleanser.
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C): Sodium ascorbyl phosphate is a stable, water-soluble form of Vitamin C that functions as an antioxidant and can effectively brighten an uneven skin tone. Sodium ascorbyl phosphate can limit oxidative stress in the body, which is one of the most significant contributors to aging. Oxidative stress occurs when the cells of the body encounter damage from free radicals and over time, damage accumulates leading to signs of aging. Massk uses vitamin C in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil (Eucalyptus): Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, also known as Tasmanian blue gum, is derived from the Eucalyptus evergreen tree that is native to Australia. Eucalyptus oil is extracted through steam distillation of the plant’s stems and leaves. The tree leaves are commonly associated with koala bears because they are their primary source of food, but when the leaf oil used topically, it has an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect which help the body reduce swelling, muscle pain and treat cuts and other abrasions. The oil also holds aromatherapy benefits, and when inhaled the scent can have a calming effect on the mind and body. Massk uses eucalyptus leaf oil in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Eugenia Caryophyllus Bud Oil (Clove): Clove bud oil is from the flower of the clove tree. The tree is part of the Myrtaceae family and native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia. Clove has been used for seasoning and medicinal purposes for over 2,000 years by Indian and Chinese cultures, and unlike many other spices, clove can grow year-round. Clove oil holds antimicrobial properties that remedy skin conditions like acne and candida. The oil also increases blood circulation under the skin which reduces the appearance of dark spots, evens a blotchy complexion, and advances cell regeneration lessening the signs of aging. Massk uses clover bud oil in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract (Organic Juniper): Juniper is an evergreen tree native to Europe, Asia, and the northern parts of North America. There are many varieties of juniper, but Juniperus communis is the most common in North America. The extract is manufactured through steam distillation of the needles, wood, and juniper berries. Despite the name, juniper berries are female seed cones, not berries. Juniper extract has antibacterial, astringent and detoxifying properties. It remedies skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It is also used to treat cellulite by detoxifying and reducing water retention to ease puffiness and firm skin. Massk uses organic juniper in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Hamamelis Virginiana Water (Witch Hazel): Witch hazel is a compound produced from the small deciduous tree, Hamamelis Virginiana. The bark, twigs, and leaves are used to extract tannins and polyphenols which are added to water or alcohol to produce witch hazel water. Tannins are a biomolecule and make witch hazel water a natural astringent which helps remove excess oil from the skin and tightens pores. While polyphenols are also found in green tea, olives, and grapes and belong to a group of antioxidants knowns as catechins. When applied to the skin, polyphenols help fight damage from free radicals and decrease signs of aging. Massk uses witch hazel in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Spirulina Maxima Extract (Spirulina): Spirulina is a natural blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). Spirulina maxima extract is an extract of the algae species spirulina maxima. It contains the highest concentration of protein in any plant. The protein in spirulina maxima extract provides various amino acids to the skin that are necessary for maintaining collagen and elastin, which are responsible for maintaining both elasticity and firmness of the skin. The extract also consists of GLA, a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid that helps trap moisture and reduce inflammation. Spirulina is also rich in antioxidants such as phytonutrients and carotenoids that help defend free radicals encouraging a more youthful complexion. Massk uses spirulina in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Capsicum Annuum Extract (Organic Cayenne): Capsicum Annuum, also known as cayenne or red pepper, is a species of perennial shrub native to North America and northern South America. Capsicum Annuum extract is manufactured by extracting the capsaicin from the fruit of the capsicum plant. The extract contains vitamins C, B6, E, and potassium providing the extract potent antioxidant properties. Its antioxidant properties stimulate brighter and tighter skin by activating the production of collagen, while collagen keeps the skin firm and increases its ability to fight damage from free radicals like smoking and sun overexposure. Massk uses cayenne and red pepper in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract: Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract is an extract of brown seaweed, Macrocystis Pyrifera, also know as Giant Sea Kelp. It is native to the Antarctic and common along the coasts of the eastern Pacific, from California to southeast Alaska, and in southern oceans near South America, South Africa, and Australia. It is rich in iodine and vitamins such as C and E. When applied to the skin, kelp helps retain moisture, detoxify and soften. It’s moisturizing abilities help prevent wrinkles, and its gelatinous and silicon contents are believed to help prevent the skin from sagging and add a glow. Massk uses giant sea kelp extract in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Allantoin: Allantoin is a compound that is from extracts of comfrey, horse chestnut, and bearberry. Allantoin is used as an emollient to soften and moisturize the skin. It is also highly recommended for healing with its ability to remove the excess skin by shedding the outer layer of the epidermis to promote healthy tissue formation. Massk uses allantoin in its Butt Cheek Lotion.
Panthenol (Vitamin B5): Panthenol, also known as provitamin B5, is a member of the B-complex vitamin family. Panthenol is the alcohol form of the vitamin B5, and when applied to the skin it is converted into vitamin B5 through oxidation. It acts as a humectant, attracting and trapping moisture into the skin and heals the skin by helping regenerate healthy skin tissue and reduce inflammation. Massk uses Vitamin B5 in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis translates from Latin to sweet almond oil. It is the extract from the ripe seed kernels of the almond tree that have been dried and crushed through a cold pressing process. Although almonds are commonly considered a tree nut, they’re a drupe, a fruit with an outer hull encasing a shell with a seed inside. Sweet almond oil is hypoallergenic and considered suitable for sensitive skin. It is high in the antioxidant, vitamin E and when applied to the skin regularly combats free radical damage from overexposure to the sun, smoking and other environmental factors. Sweet almond oil also contains that fatty acids Linoleic Acid and Oleic Acid that helps seal moisture in the skin and improves the skin’s ability to absorb. It also provides B-sitosterol, a phytosterol that is an anti-inflammatory. Massk uses sweet almond oil in its Butt Cheek Lotion.
Mentha Arvensis (Japanese Peppermint) Leaf Oil: Japanese peppermint oil, also known as corn mint or wild mint, is manufactured through steam distillation of the Mentha arvensis herbaceous plant species in the mint family Lamiaceae. It is a hybrid between watermint and spearmint and native to the temperate regions of Europe and the Middle East. Peppermint’s name is from Greek mythology such that Pluto, God of the Dead, fell in love with Minthe, a beautiful nymph. Pluto’s wife Persephone became jealous and turned Minthe into a plant, but as an acknowledgment of her beauty granted her a pleasant aroma. When applied to the skin, the oil reduces inflammation and relieves muscle pain while providing a cooling sensation. The oil is also thought to be an antimicrobial agent which inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Massk uses Japanese pepermint oil in its Butt Cheek Mask.
Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides: Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride is derived from coconut oil and glycerin. It is composed of short fatty acids that the skin can use to prevent moisture loss by creating a barrier in the skin’s surface. It also has non-greasy, lightweight characteristics and is easily absorbed into the skin making it an effective conditioning agent for easy application and lubrication. Massk uses capric triglyceride derived from coconut oil in its Butt Cheek Lotion.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter): Shea butter is fat extracted from the nuts that grow on the African shea tree, Butyrospermum Parkii. The nuts are typically crushed by hand to be slowly roasted into butter. The shea tree exclusively grows in the tropics of Africa, and many communities and ethnic groups consider the shea tree to be sacred and hold spiritual protective powers. The oil from the fruit of the tree contains about 45-50 percent oleic acid, 30-41 percent stearic acid, 5-9 percent palmitic acid and 4-5 percent linoleic acid. Shea butter is a renowned skin superfood and is rich in vitamins A, E and F. The vitamins and nutrients in shea butter help retain moisture by forming a barrier on the skin surface and work to reduce the appearance of rough and dry patches. Shea butter also offers UV protection, SPF ~6, and boosts collagen production, which is essential for skin strength and regeneration. Massk uses shea butter in its Butt Cheek Lotion.
Glaucine: Glaucine is an alkaloid, a group of naturally occurring compounds that mostly contain nitrogen atoms. It is found in several plant species in the Papaveraceae family such as yellow-horned poppy and in other plants in the Euphorbiaceae family. The primary function of glaucine is to regulate the formation of fat tissue in the body, which can help fight against cellulite. It also holds anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties to relieve swelling and pain. Massk uses glaucine in its Butt Cheek Lotion.
Olive Squalane: Olive Squalane is a botanical fat that reflects human fats in the molecular structure and weight. Squalane is one of the few saturated body oils on the market. Saturated oils have single bonds within their fatty acid chains making them very stable and resistant to damage by free radicals that cause age spots and premature aging. Olive Squalane is the extract from the olive seed during the olive oil processing phase when the olives are crushed and pressed. Olive Squalane is easily and quickly absorbed into the skin and helps regulate excess oil production. Massk uses olive squalane in its Butt Cheek Lotion.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Niacinamide is from niacin, also known as B3. It is naturally found in all cells and exists the most in tissues that are more metabolically active like the brain, heart, liver, and skeletal muscle. It is an effective skin-restoring ingredient that can reduce dry skin and improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, and dullness. B3 is found in sunflower seeds and green peas. Massk uses vitamin B3 in its Butt Cheek Lotion.
Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract: Gingko Biloba, also known as maidenhair, leaf extract is derived from the large tree with fan-shaped leaves native to parts of Asia including China, Japan, and Korea. The gingko tree is considered a “living fossil.” because it has been around for centuries and is known as one of the oldest living trees on earth. A single tree can live as long as 1,000 years and can grow to a height of 120 feet. Gingko Biloba leaf extract is rich in the antioxidant, vitamin E and helps protect the skin from environmental stressors like pollution and stress. Gingko Biloba leaf extract is also a natural cleanser that removes dirt, oils, and other debris from the skin. Massk uses gingko biloba in its Butt Cheek Lotion.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract: It is believed that the olive leaf was first used medicinally in Ancient Egypt and was the symbol of heavenly power. Olive leaf extract is from the leaves of the olive tree part of the Oleaceae family, which also includes species such as lilacs, jasmine, and forsythia. The leaves are a silver-green color and grow to be 4 to 10 centimeters long and 1 to 3 centimeters wide. Olive leaves contain many potentially bioactive compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties similar to olive oil, but olive leaves contain higher amounts of phenolics such as secoiridoid oleuropein. The bioactive ingredient secoiridoid oleuropein can constitute 6-9 percent of dry matter in leaves and protects against oxidative damage from free radicals. Massk uses olive leaf extract in its Butt Cheek Lotion.
Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos Red Tea) Leaf Extract: Rooibos red, also known as redbush, tea leaf extract refers to the leaf extract from the Aspalathus linearis plant native to South Africa and is a member of the legume family. The plant grows up to about 6.5 feet, with needle-like leaves about a half an inch long. Its yellow flowers bloom in early spring to early summer. The plant is processed by grouping the needles into bundles then cutting the needles to stimulate oxidation. The oxidation process brings out the plant’s essential oils for the extract. Rooibos red tea extract is considered suitable for all skin types due to its hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties. The extract is also rich in the flavonoid, quercetin found in plant pigment. The flavonoid content acts as a powerful anti-aging ingredient and protects the skin from free radical damage maintaining a more youthful appearance. Rooibos is also a good source of vitamin D and zinc, which have also been shown to be protective. Massk uses rooibos, red tea leaf extract in its Butt Cheek Lotion.
Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract: White tea leaf extract is processed from same bush as green and black tea, Camellia sinensis, which is a genus of flowering plants grown in subtropical climates native to India, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. However, white tea only uses the finest leaves from the bush. The leaves are picked at a younger age than green and black tea and are left unprocessed or steamed immediately after picking. As the least processed tea, white tea retains higher levels of antioxidants like catechins than black and green teas. White tea leaf extract is a potent anti-aging remedy because antioxidants reduce oxidative stress, which is thought to encourage skin cancer, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation. Massk uses white tea leaf extract in its Butt Cheek Lotion.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E): Tocopherol, also known as vitamin E is eight forms of fat-soluble compounds. It is naturally occurring in almonds, hazelnuts, sweet potatoes, avocado, eggs, and greens. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and helps protect the skin from environmental stressors like pollution and UV damage. It also helps tighten and firm the look of skin and has been shown to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the skin significantly. Massk uses vitamin E in its Butt Cheek Lotion.
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract: Green tea leaf extract is processed from the same bush as white and black tea, but green tea is partially fermented while black tea is fully fermented. The Camellia sinensis bush is a genus of flowering plants grown in subtropical climates native to India, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Similarly to white tea, green tea is treated gently and not overly processed helping the extract retain most of its beneficial antioxidants. Green tea leaf extract is naturally rich in antioxidants like catechins which help protect the skin from damage by free radicals to maintain a firm and elastic skin appearance. The extract also contains the compound, methylxanthines, which stimulate microcirculation and benefit the tone and overall appearance of skin health. Massk uses green tea leaf extract in its Butt Cheek Lotion.
Lactic Acid: Lactic acid is a naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) produced by the fermentation process using specific bacteria like lactobacillus found in milk, fruit, vegetables and other plants. The bacteria convert simple carbohydrates such as glucose, sucrose, or galactose to lactic acid. It is mainly used as an exfoliator, brightener, and moisturizer by increasing natural barrier lipids in the outer layer of skin and softening the keratin in the skin improving its ability to hold moisture. Massk uses lactic acid in its Butt Cheek Lotion.
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