What a marvel, our skin. It is the largest organ on the body. It delivers nutrients to our cells and hair follicles. The skin interfaces with the environment and is the first line of defense from external factors. Your skin plays a key role in protecting your body against pathogens and excessive water loss. Our skin is very efficient, sometimes to our determent. If you put toxins on your scalp or skin it will distribute those as well. Your internal organs and endocrine system will use the nutrients but have to filter and break down the toxins (chemicals, dyes, parabens, harsh preservatives etc.)
As amazing as the skin is, unfortunately you cannot exchange it for another one! Modern science has allowed heart and other organ transplants but skin is not so easily replaced. A vital component that is needed for healthy hair and skin is Vitamin D. Did you know the only natural source of vitamin D is the sun! Skincare products on the market are so heavily laden with chemicals, dyes, petroleum, mineral oil and silicon based components; they cannot and should not penetrate the epidermis. The majority of commercially produced cosmetic and personal care products are jam-packed with toxins that your skin wants to keep out! And the use of these chemical components causes moisture loss and dry prematurely aging skin. Because these products sit on the surface coating and clogging the pores, they cannot carry nourishment to the bulb of the hair follicle or the second layer of skin called the dermis. This is where the skin goes to work distributing the beneficial nutrients your body needs. Opal Hue products do not contain chemicals, dyes, parabens, alcohol, petroleum, mineral oil, silicon or fillers and because there is nothing to keep the product from penetrating to that critical second layer, there is nothing to prevent the ingredients from doing what they naturally were designed to do.
Listed below and throughout our website you will find additional information to assure that you make a knowledgeable
decision when purchasing our personal care products. Remember to always read product labels and check out your favorite cosmetic ingredients with EWG (The Environmental Working Group).
Sunflower, like olive and canola oil are rich in Oleic acids and contain high amounts of Vitamins A, D, and E. It also has beneficial unsaturated fatty acids. It deeply nourishes the body and is highly recommended by professionals to treat dry, weathered, aged, and damaged skin. Sunflower oil has a naturally earthy scent and is easily absorbed when applied.
Olive oil is by far the most universal oil used for a multitude of purposes including cosmetics, hair care solutions, and cooking. It has a rich and full bodied and has a great conditioning effect in cosmetics. It can be applied topically or consumed because of its stable multi-beneficial nature. The Olive Oil used to manufacture Opal Hue products are 100% pure cold pressed and are derived from the highest quality Olives from International fare trade sources.
approximately 2-8 SPF
Mango Butter has natural emollient properties, wound healing, and regenerative ability. Mango Butter has been traditionally used in the rainforests and tropics for its skin softening, soothing, moisturizing and protective properties and to restore flexibility and reduce degeneration of skin cells. It also has a protective effect against UVB radiation. Mango Butter will provide improvements and benefits in skin affected by eczema, psoriasis, sun damage and a host of other conditions. Dermatologists often recommend Mango Butter for the treatment of wrinkles, as most people who use it will notice decreased signs of aging and the disappearance of fine lines and wrinkles within 4 to 6 weeks of daily use.
approximately 4-6. SPF
Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid. It has relatively small molecules that allow it to penetrate the skin. Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids such as capric acid, caprylic acid and lauric acid. The fatty acids have disinfectant and anti-microbial properties. Coconut oil is high in vitamin E, which is known for its skin healing properties. The triglycerides in coconut oil help to keep moisture from escaping from the skin, which aids in retaining softness and suppleness. It offers moderate sun protection and is soothing to the skin after too much sun.
approximately 6-10 SPF
Carrot seed oil
Carrot oil, which doubles as an antispetic is said to contain a high SPF factor when diluted with a carrier oil. According to a study published in “Pharmacognosy Magazine” in 2009, products containing carrot seed oil have a natural SPF of approximately between 38- 40 SPF
Shea Butter is naturally rich in Vitamins A, E, and F, as well as a number of other vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A and E help to soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin. They also provide skin collagen which assists with wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Vitamin F contains essential fatty acids, and helps protect and revitalize damaged skin and hair. Shea Butter is an intense moisturizer for dry skin, and is a wonderful product for revitalizing dull dry skin and scalp. It promotes skin renewal, increases circulation, and accelerates wound healing. It is also beneficial for the treatment of many degenerative skin conditions. Shea Butter can also be used as a natural sunscreen. It contains a high content of cinnamic creating a mild natural sunscreen
approximately 3-6 SPF
Soybean Oil-Non GMO
Has a regenerative effect, promoting the natural renewal on the dermis. The combined properties of soybeans make them a valued emollient (calming component) thereby promoting complete skin care.
approximately 4-6 SPF
Grape Seed Oil
Grape Seed Oil contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants that promote younger apperance. Polyphenols have anti inflammatory and anti oxidant properties that help slow the process of aging. Grape Seed Oil
also contains a high amount of linoleic acid, which is a fatty acid essential for the health of skin and cell membranes.
approximately 4 SPF