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At St. Ives, we use 100% natural moisturizers, exfoliants, and extracts to bring the joy of nature into our cruelty free skin products to give you soft, refreshed skin that glows! And we mean it, too! That’s why we celebrate the look and feel of real, natural skin and none of the models on our site have been retouched to hide any of their features that make them unique. Got it? Good! Now get your glow on!
Once we find an ingredient we like, we’ll follow it around the world. To make sure we always use the best of what’s out there for our skincare, we keep track of their growing seasons at home and elsewhere. Here’s what you’ll find in our bottles:
We adore these fuzzy fruits. Depending on the season, you’ll find us in either sunny California, or somewhere in North Africa, picking out the juiciest ones. It’s how we get the fragrant extracts and kernel oils we want for our scrubs and body washes.
Crushed walnut shell powder is the gentle-yet-effective secret behind many of our scrubs. After harvesting the walnuts in California, we carefully mill them to just the right size for a deep but thorough exfoliation.
- Green Tea
Did you know green tea has tons of skin benefits? Ours are from China, where we process them the very, very old-fashioned way. They say anything worth doing takes time—it’s why we use the same methods that have been used throughout the last couple millennia!
If you’ve heard of breakfast, you probably already know all about the good-for-you merits of the humble oat. Outside of morning hunger, oatmeal is fantastic for soothing skin. After finely milling and grounding good ol’ American oats, we soak the powder in water and filter the extract to use in our scrubs, lotions, and body washes.
Did we mention how much we appreciate coconuts? Ours come from the Caribbean, Africa, and Sri Lanka, and we use every single part of them in our products. We use the milk extract in our lotions for moisture, we crush the shells and use them our scrubs for gentle exfoliation, and we even use the oil in our cleansing sticks and oil scrubs for a nourishing boost of hydration! Coconut milk is irresistible. Our extract comes from coconuts harvested from tall Caribbean palm trees. The nut is cracked open and the milk is extracted from the flesh by a gentle water-soaking process.
Plump, jewel-like, and known for their omegas, cranberry extract is the perfect addition to our lotions. Plus, they smell great! Our cranberries come from the USA where they’re harvested from flooded fields in the fall. All the good stuff is gently extracted to make sure our cranberries aren’t damaged in the process.