- Avena sativa
. Natural cleanser and toner, its mild exfoliating action makes it an excellent addition to facial masks. Has a slight bleaching effect and is said to help fade age spots and other skin imperfections and to even out skin tones.
Oat Protein - Avena sativa . Natural humectant clinically proven to increase hydration. Used in skin care products to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Olive Extract - Repairs, tones, firms, and anti-oxidant. Olive extract is a unique anti-oxidant from the olive leaf. It protects both your skin and the polyunsaturated oils in our products from free radical damage. It reduces skin damage caused by pollution and UV radiation, therefore protecting the skin from photo aging. It also improves skin hydration and elasticity.
Olive Kernel Powder - Olea europaea . Mild exfoliant derived from olive seeds.
Olive Leaf Extract - Olea europaea . Used for its antibacterial properties.
Olive Oil - Olea europaea . Rich emollient high in oleic acid, very beneficial to the skin. Used in skin care preparations for thousands of years for its softening and smoothing properties.
Olive Oil Castile - Olea europaea . Olive oil saponified with an alkaline salt becomes an excellent soap, mild and soothing to the skin. True olive oil castile soap should contain at least 40% pure olive oil.
Orange, Sweet Essential Oil - The pure essential oil expressed from the peel of ripe oranges is astringent, antibacterial, antiseptic, toning and cleansing. Orange oil can cause increased skin sensitivity to ultraviolet light if left on the skin. We only use citrus oils in our Miessence cleansers, because they are washed off the skin.
Orange Blossom Oil - (Neroli) Citrus aurantium . Aromatic oil obtained from orange blossoms, often used as a fragrance. A mild astringent.
Orange Oil - See Sweet Orange Oil.
Orange Pith Juice - Citrus sinensis . The plant liquid squeezed from the pith and peel of oranges after they have been juiced. High in vitamin C and pectinic acid, it helps smooth the cuticle of the hair to lock in nutrients and enhance shine.
Organic Rosehip Oil - Rosehip Seed oil is used to reduce scarring and facial lines, soften scars and retard premature aging. It is high in vitamin F (essential fatty acids).
Organic Safflower Oil - Used often in massage oils and as a carrier for essential oils. Can be useful blended with any of the oils on this page. Spreads easily and is suitable for all skin types. Safflower oil is expressed from safflower seeds. It has one of the highest linoleic acid contents of all known oils. Safflower oil has superior skin compatibility and increases the moisture content of the skin (skin hydration is proportional to the level of linoleic acid in the skin).
Organic Sesame oil (Sesamum Inicum) - High in mineral content and used consisting essentially of oleic and linoleic acids and very beneficial to the skin.
Organic Vanilla Extract - Derived from the vanilla bean and used for its great taste and aroma.
Oregano Oil - Origanum vulgare . Powerful antifungal and healing agent. Chinese herbalists have used it for generations to soothe rashes and other skin irritations and relieve itching.