Ingredients Glossary

Ingredients Glossary

Root Science believes in true transparency and full disclosure. All the ingredients we use in our products, and their amazing benefits, are listed here.


Almond Meal, Organic

Scientific Name: Prunus dulcis

A highly nutritional and skin beneficial nut, almond meal both moisturizes and gently exfoliates complexion. Almonds contain high amounts of vitamin E along with magnesium, phosphorous, calcium and potassium. The inherent vitamin E content aids in the healing process of scars and other skin ailments.


Arrowroot, Organic

Scientific Name: Maranta arudinacea

A natural root with moisture absorbing properties, Arrowroot has been used to treat poisons, toxins, athlete’s foot and even gangrene, through its ability to manage moisture control.  It possesses skin-soothing properties similar to that of aloe vera, and helps other active ingredients penetrate the upper layers of the skin.


Baking Soda, Naturally Sourced

Scientific Name: Sodium bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate is a component of the mineral natron, and is found in its natural state dissolved in mineral springs. It is a natural ph stabilizer that gently removes dead skin cells and deep cleans pores. It also contains antibacterial properties. The sodium bicarbonate we use at Root Science is specifically manufactured according to NSF standards for food and dietary purposes, and is within NOP standards for use in organic production.


Calendula Flower, Organic

Scientific Name: Calendula officinalis

Calendula is renown for its abilities to aid in cellular regeneration and natural wound healing. It contains anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties, which aid in the prevention of acne. The carotenoids present in calendula fight eczema, fine lines and wrinkles.


Carrot Seed Essential Oil, Organic

Scientific Name: Daucus carota

Renown for its detoxifying properties and cell proliferation, this oil helps with premature aging by softening wrinkles, increasing elasticity, and rejuvenating overall complexion. Rich in beta-carotene, as well as vitamins B, C, D and E.


Chamomile (Blue) Essential Oil, Organic

Scientific Name: Matricaria recutita

An extremely effective skin healing anti-inflammatory oil that helps calm skin suffering from acne, blemishes, and other inflammatory issues. This oils blue pigment comes from its high content of azulene, the active anti-inflammatory compound. Chamomile is also known for its relaxing fragrance.


Chamomile Flower, Organic

Scientific Name: Matricaria recutita

A calming, anti-inflammatory herb that helps alleviate skin suffering from acne, blemishes, and other inflammatory issues. Contains antiviral and antibacterial properties as well.


French Green Clay, Naturally Sourced

French green clay, also known as Illite Clay or Sea Clay, is mined from bedrock quarries in France. French green clay contains skin-enhancing minerals silica, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, aluminum, sodium, selenium, cobalt, titanium, and phosphorous along with phyto-nutrients, micro-algae and kelp. This amazing clay also stimulates blood flow to damaged skin cells, tightens pores, and absorbs oil, toxins and impurities.


Helichrysum Essential Oil, Organic

Scientific Name: Helichrysum italicum

A very rare and remarkable therapeutic oil with potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. This oil in known for stimulating the growth of new cells and helps heal acne, scar tissue, and premature skin aging. Its fragrance is bright and relaxing.


Jojoba Oil, Organic

Scientific Name: Simmondsia chinensis

This oil is very light in nature and has a remarkable resemblance to our skin’s very own sebum (skin’s natural oil). In fact, Jojoba oil is actually composed of liquid wax esters rather than oil. Because our skin’s sebum also contains these wax esters, Jojoba can help regulate sebum production. This, in conjunction with its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties make this oil (wax) very effective in combating acne prone skin. Jojoba also contains vitamin E, B complex, and an array of minerals.


Lavender Essential Oil, Organic

Scientific Name: Lavandula angustifolia

A therapeutic essential oil that contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and antifungal properties. Lavender is unique due to its fine balance of strength and delicacy. It aids in the healing process of wounds, burns, scars, and acne while its calming scent assists in the relief of anxiety, stress, depression, headaches, and insomnia.


Orange Peel, Organic

Scientific Name: Citrus sinensis

Orange Peel acts as a natural astringent for the skin. It brightens and tones complexion due to its high vitamin C content. In addition to vitamin C, orange peel also contains vitamin B1, Folic Acid, over 60 known flavonoids, beta-carotene, minerals, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.


Rhassoul Clay, Naturally Sourced

Also known as Red Moroccan Clay or Ghassoul Clay, comes from deep beneath the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Rhassoul Clay contains skin enhancing minerals silica, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium. Not only effective in cleansing, detoxifying and removing dead skin cells, Rhassoul clay is also prized for its ability to improve skin elasticity and reduce pore size.


Rosehip Fruit, Organic

Scientific Name: Rosa canina

A powerful source of Vitamin C, that is renown for its ability to combat age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. In addition to vitamin C, Rosehips also contain vitamin A, D and E, lycopene, iron, flavonoids and antioxidants.  See also Rosehip Seed Oil.


Rosehip Seed Oil, Organic

Scientific Name: Rosa rubiginosa

A powerful anti-aging oil containing vitamin A, which helps combat the effects of aging through increased cell regeneration, collagen and elastin levels – processes that aid in firming skin and smoothing wrinkles. Rosehip Seed oil also contains high amounts of EFA’s and vitamin E and has proven to benefit sun damaged skin, scars, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, hyper-pigmentation, age spots, and burns.


Rosemary Extract, Organic

Scientific Name: Rosmarinus officinalis

Stimulates cell renewal and protects skin from blemishes.  It also tones, tightens, and increases circulation. Rosemary contains antioxidants, antiseptic, astringent and antispasmodic properties.


Saponified Organic Oils of Coconut, Olive, Palm and Palm Kernel

This superior oil combination contains ultra hydrating and skin benefiting properties that both cleanse and re-balance complexion. This complete formula contains antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties along with vitamins E and K.


Sea Buckthorn Fruit, Organic

Scientific Name: Hippophae rhamnoides

Sea Buckthorn contains regenerative and restorative properties that make it a valuable aid in healing burns, sun damaged skin, eczema, dermatitis, acne, lesions, and prematurely aged skin. Contains vitamins A, C, and E, as well as flavonoids, anti-oxidants and iron.


Sea Buckthorn Oil, Organic

Scientific Name: Hippophae rhamnoides

A Regenerative and restorative oil that is valued for its ability to aid in healing burns, sun damaged skin, eczema, dermatitis, acne, lesions, and prematurely aged skin. Contains vitamins A, B1, B2, C, E and essential fatty acids.


Spearmint Leaf, Organic

Scientific Name: Mentha spicata

Soothes and uplifts both mind and skin with its cool aroma, Spearmint aids in the reduction of pore size and breakouts. Contains Vitamin A, B6, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and astringent properties.


Tamanu Oil, Organic

Scientific Name: Calophyllum inophyllum

One of our most adored oils due to its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant and antibiotic properties. Tamanu oil nourishes, regenerates, restores and promotes new collagen production. It has also been known to enhance the appearance of skin, by restoring suppleness and adding a “glowing” pigment that can even skin tone. Contains beta-carotene, antioxidants, caretnoid, vitamin A, B1, B2, C , K And P. Many studies are currently being conducted on Tamanu oil’s amazing healing power.


Tea Tree Essential Oil, Organic

Scientific Name: Melaleuca alternifolia

A profound oil due to its efficiency in combating bacteria making it ideal for acneic skin. Tea Tree essential oil is a nonirritating antiseptic, as well as anti-viral and cicatrisant – speeding up the healing process of wounds while protecting from infection.


Vitamin E Oil, Naturally Sourced Non-GMO Certified

Scientific Name: Mixed Tocopherols

Is a natural, heat stable, antioxidant that protects food and cosmetic products from oxidation and rancidity. Also, because Vitamin E is such a powerful antioxidant it combats free radicals within your skin and promotes skin healing and cell regeneration associated with scars, acne, wrinkles and even sun burn.