Learn about the leading ingredients in our offerings.
What are the key ingredients in Keys Soulcare?
As a board-certified dermatologist, I believe in the power of creating safe and effective products made with clean and cruelty-free ingredients. Inspired by ancient beauty rituals, our ingredients include time-honored minerals and botanicals like malachite, Manuka honey, and Hojicha powder as well as modern ingredients like salicylic acid, ceramides, and bakuchiol to create highly-efficacious formulas that are gentle enough for all skin types. Learn more about the ingredients we love below.
What is avocado oil?
The avocado is the Aztec symbol of love, for both self and others, that supports the transference of our inner beauty into our physical body. Abundant in phytonutrients, avocados contain vitamins (A, B, C, D and E), as well as minerals such as iron, copper and magnesium that support overall skin health. Omega 3 and beta-carotene boost skin hydration resulting in a radiant and youthful looking glow.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize avocado oil in our Comforting Balm.
What is bakuchiol?
Derived from the seeds of the babchi plant, bakuchiol has been used for centuries in the East and in Ayurvedic Medicine to treat a host of skin conditions. Bakuchiol is a gentle, botanical alternative to retinol. It’s known to help improve skin radiance, smooth out texture and lessen the appearance of fine lines.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize bakuchiol in our Skin Transformation Cream.
What is baobab oil?
Native to Africa, the baobab tree can live for over 500 years. The oldest tree has lived to 5000 years earning its reference as the tree of life. Baobab oil not only nourishes skin, it is known for being beneficial for the hair and nails. Loaded with fatty acids, vitamin C and antioxidants, baobab oil helps hydrate and smooth the complexion while supporting radiant-looking skin.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize baobab oil in our Sacred Body Oil.
What is camellia seed oil?
Ancient culture has passed down much of it’s beauty wisdom, and camellia seed oil has been used for decades to nourish and condition both skin and hair. The Japanese referred to ‘tea oil’ as the hidden secret to ageless geishas. Rich in essential vitamins (A and B), minerals, oleic acid and omegas, camellia seed oil helps skin appear more firm, hydrated and smooth.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize camellia seed oil in our Comforting Balm.
What are ceramides?
Lipids are fats that occur naturally in the skin. They maintain and fortify the skin’s moisture barrier to retain a firm appearance. Ceramides also help protect skin from environmental aggressors and pollution. As we age, the quality of our ceramides diminish. By including them in Keys Soulcare, your skin stays supple, hydrated, and youthful looking.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize ceramides in our Rich Nourishing Body Cream.
What is chamomile?
Known as an ingredient that works wonders, chamomile helps calm and care for the body and mind. It helps maintain skin tone while alleviating imperfections. It’s light and soothing scent instantly relaxes and grounds the soul.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize chamomile in our Golden Cleanser.
What is charcoal?
Charcoal has long been used in medicine to remove toxins in the body. On the skin, it can act like a magnet to absorb oil and sebum to effectively help unclog pores, remove deeper impurities, which, in turn, helps to prevent blemishes and breakouts. When partnered with clay, charcoal’s power is amplified.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize charcoal in our Harmony Mask.
What is cocoa butter?
Derived from the cacao plant, cocoa butter has been used for centuries to improve the wellness of the skin. A favorite of the Aztecs and Mayans, its high fatty acid content allows it to form a protective barrier over the skin to hold in moisture. It is also rich in plant compounds that work together to impart a more youthful glow.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize cocoa butter in our Rich Nourishing Body Cream.
What is gold?
Alchemists refer to gold as the “Elixir of Life”. Aside from imparting a radiant glow to the complexion, gold is known for its calming properties. The same properties have been known to have youth boosting benefits in the skin. Gold also has antioxidant properties that help protect your complexion from environmental aggressors.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize gold in our Harmony Mask.
What is Hojicha powder?
Hojicha, or roasted green tea, provides a sense of relaxation, aiding in both physical and mental health. Hojicha improves skin health by creating balance in tone and texture. Thanks to EGCG, a compound found in green tea, it can help rejuvenate the complexion delivering a boost in radiance. When used dry, Hojicha powder also provides gentle, effective exfoliation.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize Hojicha powder in our Be Luminous Exfoliator.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin. It binds to water to hydrate skin and give it a supple, radiant effect. The boost of hydration creates plump, healthy looking skin.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize hyaluronic acid in our Fragrance-Free Skin Transformation Cream.
What is jojoba oil?
Jojoba oil is an oil produced from the chinensis plant, a drought resistant shrub native to Arizona, California and Mexico. Native Americans used it dating back to the 1400s for its healing properties. Jojoba oil has a unique composition. It’s composition is very similar to that of human sebum which means that it can hydrate, condition, and balance skin without clogging pores.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize jojoba oil in our Sacred Body Oil.
What is kaolin clay?
Kaolin clay is a naturally occurring clay that is highly absorbent and rich in minerals. It has a multitude of traditional uses, but on the skin it is known for supporting break out prone complexions by its ability to absorb excess oil and help improve skin texture.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize kaolin clay in our Harmony Mask.
What is lactic acid?
Lactic acid is a form of alpha hydroxy acid that delivers a brighter looking and smoother complexion. It works gently by loosening and releasing the connection of dead skin cells to your skin’s surface. Unlike other AHA’s, lactic acid also helps to keep skin hydrated and feeling less dry.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize lactic acid in our Be Luminous Exfoliator.
What is malachite?
Rich in copper, this mineral’s anti-free radical properties help to protect your skin. Malachite absorbs pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body. It is a mineral that forms within the shallow depths of the earth.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize malachite in our Fragrance-Free Skin Transformation Cream.
What is Manuka honey?
Aka “the nectar of the Gods”, Manuka honey is a darker variety of honey created by bees that feed on the manuka flower of New Zealand. It’s strength lies in its ability to fight off external aggressors that can compromise our complexion. It also acts as a forceful humectant, drawing moisture to the skin to maintain a radiant glow.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize Manuka honey in our Renewing Body + Hand Wash.
What is marula oil?
In African culture, the marula tree is known as a symbol of fertility and marriage. This multi-tasking oil boasts antioxidant, calming and moisture retention benefits for skin, hair and nails. It is light and non greasy in texture but rich in nourishing fatty acids. Vitamin C and E help skin achieve a smoother looking appearance.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize marula oil in our Sacred Body Oil.
What are mung beans?
In Chinese medicine, mung beans are consumed to cool the body and rebalance it’s yin and yang. In India, mung beans have been used since ancient times for skin and hair cleansing. When used on the skin, this powerhouse of a bean can help improve skin texture as well as support radiance with Vitamins A, C and copper.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize mung beans in our Be Luminous Exfoliator.
What is niacinamide?
Niacinamide is a super powered vitamin derived from brewer’s yeast or grains. It is also known as Vitamin B3. It helps manage breakouts and promotes an even skin tone and texture. Niacinamide can also help support our skin’s natural barrier against environmental aggressors.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize niacinamide in our Skin Transformation Cream.
What are oats?
Oats provide so much more than a healthy choice for breakfast. Oats act as a humectant for the skin by drawing moisture in. They also have cleansing properties that allow them to absorb dirt and oil from the complexion. Oats are also well known to calm and soothe skin.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize oats in our Be Luminous Exfoliator.
What is olive fruit?
A symbol of longevity, light, and peace, the olive tree should be treated with reverence as it holds many soul-full gifts for your body and mind. It is rich in fatty acid content, which plays a big part in keeping skin hydrated and moisturized.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize olive fruit in our Sacred Body Oil.
What are peptides?
Peptides, also known as polypeptides, naturally occur in skin. More specifically, our collagen is made up of polypeptides and as we age, our collagen begins to decrease resulting in less bright, supple skin. Incorporating peptides into skincare rituals helps maintain hydration, smooth and revive a radiant and youthful-looking appearance.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize peptides in our Radiant Eye Cream.
What is rose of Jericho?
Native to Mexico and also known as “The Resurrection Plant”, rose of Jericho brings skin to life with its water retention properties and helps the loss of water from the skin. It is also known to symbolize power, happiness, abundance, and peace.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize rose of Jericho in our Rich Nourishing Body Cream.
What is rose water?
Originally from the Syrian capital Damascus, Rosa Damascena is highly sought after for its many therapeutic properties. The rose is a symbol of balance that represents purity, hope and the rejuvenation of spirit. The bright, sweet scent of roses can impart feelings of love, comfort and care. When used topically on the skin, rose water helps promote a healthy, youthful glow.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize rose water in our Reviving Aura Mist.
What is sea buckthorn oil?
Considered holy to Tibetans, sea buckthorn is a shrub that thrives in places where other plants find it difficult to survive. Its resilient nature speaks to the wonder of benefits it provides. In fact, the orange berries produced by the shrub contain 12 times the amount of vitamin C in oranges, 3 times the amount of vitamin A in carrots and a wealth of fatty acids and omegas which support its ability to calm, firm, and hydrate skin as well as support radiant-looking skin.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize sea buckthorn oil in our Sacred Body Oil.
What is shea butter?
Shea butter comes from two oily kernels within the shea tree seed, native to Central Africa. After the kernel is removed from the seed, it is ground into a powder and boiled in water. The butter then rises to the top of the water and becomes solid to create shea butter as we know it. Shea hydrates, soothes and reduces the loss of water in the skin. It can also help calm skin, and thanks to vitamins A and E, it can help soothe and improve compromised skin.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize shea butter in our Comforting Balm.
What is snow mushroom?
Used in Eastern remedies for centuries, the snow mushroom is known for its powerful water retention properties. It can hold up to 500 times its weight in water! The white, gelatinous mushroom also is also rich in polysaccharides that are known to calm and maintain moisture levels in skin.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize snow mushroom in our Promise Serum.
What is sunflower seed oil?
Sunflower seed oil is a vibrant, antioxidant rich oil that helps maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier. It is loaded with vitamins A and E making it effective in improving skin texture. It is also rich in beta carotene which improves overall skin health.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize sunflower oil in our Sacred Body Oil.
What is turmeric?
Turmeric is derived from the root of curcuma zedoaria, a form of ginger native to Southeast Asia. Its active ingredient, curcumin, is what gives it that yellow-orange color- it is also what makes it such a powerful calming agent. Turmeric is known as the golden healer with its anti-oxidant and rejuvenating properties.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize turmeric in our Golden Cleanser.
What is witch hazel?
One of nature’s oldest beauty ingredients, witch hazel, is a natural skin toner and refresher with calming properties. It contains tannins which naturally offer astringent yet soothing properties. Witch hazel is a great partner in the fight against blemishes and acne with it’s multifactorial approach that helps cleanse, reduce excess oil, and balance skin.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize witch hazel in our Reviving Aura Mist.
What is Zinc PCA?
Zinc is fundamental in nature and the body. Zinc protects skin by helping balance sebum, while PCA (zinc salt) helps support our natural moisture barrier. Together, they help balance sebum while ensuring that skin stays hydrated, and youthful-looking.
At Keys Soulcare, we utilize snow mushroom in our Promise Serum.