Certified Organic Botanicals
Each of Afterglow’s exclusive certified organic botanicals enriches the complexion with nourishing, anti-aging, clarifying, and antiseptic properties, creating the ultimate skin care nature has to offer infused into a makeup line.
Afterglow’s organic botanicals are certified by both the USDA and Oregon Tilth.
ALKYL LACTATE – A natural compound that increases formula solubility.
ALLANTOIN – Derived from comfrey root, allantoin is a natural anti-irritant with soothing and healing properties that aids in the healing of damaged skin by stimulating new tissue growth.
BEHENYL – A natural non-comedogenic skin conditioner.
BENTONITE – A non-comedogenic natural clay known for being an absorbent formula stabiliser.
CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE – Made from coconut oil, this natural emollient ingredient is essential in many creamy formulas and helps form a barrier on the skin’s surface without leaving a greasy residue.
WILDCRAFTED CARRAGEENAN (CHONDRUS CRISPUS) – Used as a natural food additive for hundreds of years, Carrageenan is extracted from red seaweed and used as a thickening agent that stimulates, revitalises, and nourishes skin.
DIMETHICONE – Improves product flow and stability, while holding in skin’s natural moisture.
DISODIUM LAUROAMPHODIACETATE – A natural conditioner.
WILDCRAFTED CANDELILLA WAX (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA) – This natural wax is derived from the Candelilla plant, which is a small desert shrub. The wax is used as a thickener in products.
FERRIC FERROCYANIDE – A nontoxic blue pigment used for colouring.
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN – Derived from palm or coconut, this natural ingredient is known to soften and soothe the skin, while aiding in moisture retention.
GLYCERYL STEARATE – Derived from natural stearic acid and glycerin, this popular emulsifier and emollient provides stability and helps skin retain moisture.
INULIN – Derived from the chicory root.
IRON OXIDE – Nontoxic, natural pigments mined from the earth, come in a variety of shades and are used to add colour to cosmetics, while giving formulas UVA and UVB protection.
MICA – Naturally occurring, mica is widely used in makeup for colour and texture.
ORGANIC FRUCTOSE – A natural sugar used for moisture binding and to soften skin.
POLYSORBATE 20 – A natural emulsifier and stabiliser derived from sorbitol (which is derived from fruit).
POMEGRANATE STEROLS (PUNICA GRANATUM) – Derived from the pomegranate, pomegranate sterols are a natural ingredient used in formulas to hydrate and protect the skin.
ORGANIC CASTOR SEED OIL (RICINUS COMMUNIS) – An oil obtained from the seed of the castor plant. This oil serves as an emulsifier, skin conditioner, and skin soother.
ORGANIC SESAME SEED OIL (SESAMUM INDICUM) – Used for thousands of years as a healing oil, sesame seed oil is a potent antioxidant, naturally antibacterial, and an antiviral skin conditioner.
SODIUM MAGNESIUM SILICATE – Mined from the earth, this clay-like ingredient serves as a thickener and texture modifier used to stabilize formulas, while offering astringent properties.
STEARIC ACID – (vegetable) A natural waxy acid derived from cascarilla bark and palm lipids, and is used as an emulsifying and thickening agent.
TIN OXIDE – A natural coloring agent.
TITANIUM DIOXIDE – Mined from the earth and purified to pharmaceutical-grade standards. Titanium dioxide is a natural white pigment and an FDA approved physical sun blocker which filters UV light.
ORGANIC VITAMIN E (TOCOPHEROL ACETATE) – Gluten free and derived from organic cotton seed oil and organic olives, our vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps preserve formulas and nourish the skin.
TRIOCTYLDODECYL CITRATE – A natural preservative that has strong astringent properties.
ULTRAMARINES – A naturally occurring, nontoxic blue pigment.
WILDCRAFTED LICHEN (USNEA BARBATA) – A natural preservative that can be used to fight certain types of bacteria, fungi, and yeast. It’s both nontoxic and nonirritating.
ORGANIC VANILLA OIL (VANILLA PLANIFOLIA) – An aromatic plant oil and an antioxidant that helps reduce the signs of ageing and improves skin’s firmness.
WILDCRAFTED ALGAE EXTRACT – Used as a natural preservative and to normalize the skin’s moisture content, while providing suppleness and firmness to the skin.
XANTHAN GUM – A natural texturiser and carrying agent that thickens formulas.
ZINC OXIDE – A natural white pigment mined from the earth that protects, heals, and soothes the skin, while acting as a physical UV barrier against the sun and other irritants.