Rich in phytic and ferulic acids, the natural oil derived from rice bran is the classic example of ancient ingredients finding their way into modern science. Promotes Microfoliation (a gentle form of exfoliation) while helping to balance melanin (dark pigment) production.
From the Bible to modern day beauticians, everyone knows the soothing, healing effects of the Aloe Vera plant, a widely available succulent often grown as an ornamental.
A member of the marigold family, calendula is a legendary natural healer used in many countries. It is high in vitamins A and C and phosphorus. It also contains salicylic acid, saponine, and calundine. It is also high in glycosides, including rutin, and heals scalds, irritations, sunburn, and scratches.
Fresh cucumber extract has cleansing and bleaching effects and softens the skin. It contains phosphorus and sulfur compounds used in skin clearing compounds as well as vitamins, enzymes, and mild fruit acids. This baby cucumber is growing in our herb garden.
From the Latin "con firma", to make well, this plant was used to accelerate wound healing as it is rich in soothing mucilage and the skin cell growth stimulant allantoin. It also promotes production of anti-inflammatory prostoglandins.
Jojoba is not an oil, but a pure liquid ester. The world's lightest moisturizer, jojoba is finer than the finest seed and vegetable oils, allowing it to penetrate deeply. It is also a natural antioxidant that helps strengthen collagen and blood vessels. Used since prehistory by Native Americans in the American Southwest, its cosmetic and medicinal value is legend.
is an unusually stable seed oil containing over 80% medium chain saturated fats, including lauric acid, a component of mother's milk that has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Cold pressed from apricot kernels, this oil is know for its excellent emollient and skin softening ability. It is also a source of natural plant alkaloids with healing properties.
Also known as sweet almond and mild enough for the most sensitive skin, it is an excellent skin toner and moisturizer.
Draws moisture from the air and helps to retain it, contributes to body and soft feel.
Contains both stearic and palmitic fatty acids, natural building blocks for skin oils.
A natural moisturizer, lubricant, and emulsifier.
A gentle organic silicone that slows down moisture loss.
Added to help the stearic and palmitic acids form stable gels by buffering ph levels.
is an anti-fungal preservative extracted from blueberries, a close cousin to Propyl Paraben
A similarly naturally sourced anti-fungal preservative to Methyl Paraben. Together, these natural organic substances weave the molecular framework that holds the healing oils and extracts of The Touch of Tara™ in a safe and soothing antiseptic environment.» Back to Products