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At Vapour, we believe a plant-based lifestyle offers many benefits.

Every single Vapour ingredient is vetted for ethical labor practices, sustainability and purity. We ensure that all of our botanical ingredients are organic and that all of our mineral ingredients are non-irradiated. None of our ingredients have been tested on animals. The following statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to help diagnose or treat any malady.

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Açai Berry (Euterpe Oleracea) Powder, Organic: Extremely high in antioxidants and anthocyanins, Vitamin E, Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamin A, iron and calcium.

Algae Extract, Organic: Antioxidant. High in vitamins and minerals. Algae and seaweed based ingredients are reputed to have skin tightening, nourishing, and antioxidant benefits.

Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca) Flavor Oil, Organic:  Natural fruit flavor oil with the scent of fresh apricots.

Antioxidants: Scientists researching antioxidants believe that these free radical scavengers are most potent in a blend. One antioxidant alone is not as effective as the synergy of several. The skin damage produced by overexposure to the sun and environmental stress is related to the destructive activity of free oxygen related radicals produced by skin cells. Vapour’s products are designed with this structure of synergy in mind to be dynamically rich in protective antioxidants.

Arrowroot (Maranta Arundinacea) Root, Organic:  A skin softener and soother; great on sunburns. Rich in essential minerals such as zinc, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium and phosphorous. Arrowroot also contains skin-nourishing vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid and folates.

Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate):  An aluminum-free natural deodorant ingredient that is also used as a home remedy to relieve minor skin irritations and itching. Lowers the pH, which counteracts the acids in sweat and may ease excess sweating. Some people find they have skin sensitivity to baking soda so we recommend a patch test.

Baobab (Adansonia Digitata) Fruit Oil, Organic:  Baobab trees are prehistoric and pre-date humans. In African cultures they represent life and positivity. The fruit’s oil is skin-softening, moisturizing and high in EFAs (oleic, linoleic and linolenic), vitamins and minerals. Baobab is also rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants. Reputed to improve skin elasticity, even skin tone and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Beeswax (Cera Alba), Organic: Beeswax is antioxidant, skin softening and a natural emulsifier. It helps lock in the skin’s own natural moisture and creates a protective, long lasting breathable barrier against the elements. Beeswax has superior performance in comparison to petroleum waxes. Beeswax allows the skin to breathe while petroleum waxes strip the skin of natural moisture by blocking respiration and creating a CO2 build up in the skin, causing it to become more fragile. Organic beeswax production helps maintain the Earth’s population of healthy bee species, which are threatened by pollution and pesticides. Pollinating bees are vital to the survival of all species.

Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia Risso, Bergaptene-Free) Oil: Provides a fresh, uplifting, complex citrus top note in scent blends. In aromatherapy Bergamot is believed to soothe depression and relax anxiety. The removal of bergaptene makes this oil non-phototoxic. Rich in collagen-boosting vitamin C, Bergamot smoothes the appearance of scars and promotes an even skin tone.

Blood Orange (Citrus Sinensis) Oil:  Rich in collagen-boosting vitamin C and other antioxidants that fight free radical damage. Offers a more intense citrus scent, with aromatherapy benefits similar to Sweet Orange.

Borage (Borago Officinalis) Leaf Extract, Organic: Rich in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), beta-carotene, choline, B vitamins and trace minerals.

Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flowers, Organic: Extracted from the marigold flower. Calendula balances the skin and reduces irritation. Very similar to aloe vera in its benefits and use in treating sensitive, burned or irritated skin. Useful for cuts, scrapes, bruises and burns, as well as minor infections of the skin. Contains beta-carotene, other carotenoids and isoquercitin. The flowers also contain complex polysaccharides believed to have immuno-stimulant properties.

Camelina (Camelina Sativa) Oil, Organic: High in EFAs (linoleic) and Omega 3 oils. Camelina has excellent emollient properties and improves the appearance of skin’s elasticity.

Camellia (Camellia Oleifera) Seed Oil, Organic: Antioxidant and skin brightening; a deeply penetrating light oil which gives skin a beautiful texture and glow. Helps against wrinkles, spots, freckles and acne.

Cape Chamomile (Eriocephalus Punctulatus) Essential Oil, steam distilled: A highly prized botanical known for skin soothing and emollient benefits. Antioxidant. Reputed to lessen swelling and pain in skin and mucous membranes. Members of the Chamomile family are among the oldest folk remedies in existence. This varietal is known for its beautiful blue-green hue and the bright sparkling sweetness of its floral scent.

Carmine: Carmine is a strikingly beautiful rich red colorant. Derived from Cochineal, this natural pigment is used to achieve clear vivid red tones in cosmetics. Historically used by the Navajo and other native peoples around the world.

Chamomile (Chamomilia Recutita Matricaria) Flower Extract, Organic: Ancient folk remedy for many health complaints. Contains bisalbolol and azulene, which are believed to ease irritated skin

Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax: A durable shiny vegetable wax derived from Brazilian palm tree leaves. It is the hardest natural wax. Brazilian trees are the only variety that produces a harvestable wax. The leaves exude a wax in the hot dry season to protect the tree from moisture loss. The leaves are individually, sustainably harvested from September to March. A maximum of 20 leaves per tree are taken so that the tree is not endangered. The harvested leaves dry in the sun. The wax is removed by thrashing the leaves.

Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil, Organic: A superior humectant and skin conditioner; creates a protective barrier against the elements. Provides excellent stability, gloss and pigment dispersion characteristics.

Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Eco–Cert: A castor oil and beeswax–derived natural polymer that is created solely with heat. No chemicals are used in the process. It increases wear time and enhances texture in cosmetics.

Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum X Morifolium) Flower Extract, Organic: Chrysanthemum has been used historically in Chinese medicine. Chrysanthemum contains ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, camphor, calcium, choline, folacin, iron, magnesium, niacin, potassium and riboflavin. The flowers are also believed to act as a detoxifying and relaxing agent.

Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil, Organic: Virgin coconut oil has the warm scent of fresh coconut in addition to deeply moisturizing and skin-soothing benefits.

Cornflower (Centaurea Cyanus) Flower Extract, Organic:  Rich in flavonoids and anthocyanins. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of cornflower are believed to be especially helpful in soothing the eye area.

Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale) Root, Organic: A nourishing and detoxifying wonder plant. Contains significant amounts of vitamins A, C, D and B-complex as well as iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron and silicon.

Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra) Fruit Extract, Organic: Super antioxidant and skin-conditioning. Contains bioflavonoids that are reputed to tone and tighten the skin.

Elemi (Canarium Luzonicum) Gum Essential Oil: Elemi is a tree resin with an unusually wide range of scent components. It is fresh, lemony, spicy, balsamic and woody. It was used in the sacred embalming blend of the ancient Egyptians. Elemi is related to Frankincense and Myrrh.

Eyebright (Euphrasia Officinalis) Leaf Extract, Organic: Herbalists have long used eyebright in poultices to relieve eye area redness and irritation. Contains acubin, caffeic acid and ferulic acid. 

Fig (Ficus Carica) Flavor Oil, Organic: A natural fruit flavor oil with the warm scent of ripe figs.

Frankincense (Boswellia Carteri) Gum, Wildcrafted: Frankincense is a naturally occurring sacred plant resin used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. High in sesquiterpenes, it is stimulating and elevating to the mind and believed to help in overcoming stress and depression as well as supporting the immune system. It has many reputed skin benefits including relieving blemishes, nourishing dry and mature skin, and reducing the appearance of scars, wounds and wrinkles. Historically Frankincense has been recorded as being of equal value with myrrh and gold. Frankincense has been used as a meditation aid as it is believed to slow the pulse and deepen respiration; these qualities aid focus. The ancient Egyptians used Frankincense in cosmetics.

Ginger (Zingiber Officinalis) Oil: High in sesquiterpenes, which are reputed to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and other beneficial properties. Ginger contains a huge variety of antioxidant compounds that nourish the skin.

Glyceryl Undecylenate, Eco–Cert: A combination of castor bean oil and glycerine. Functions as a preservative enhancer and an emollient. It is 100% plant-derived, approved by ECOCERT, meets Na True and NPA standards.

Goji (Lycium Barbarum) Fruit Extract, Organic: Goji berries originate in the mountains of Nepal. They are rich in carotenoids and contain more beta-carotene than carrots.

Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Leaf Extract, Organic: Green Tea is a potent antioxidant and is thought to be soothing to the skin. Green Tea is extremely rich in polyphenols, which have been repeatedly proven to provide protection against skin damage due to the sun and other causes.

Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi) Essential Oil, Organic: Grapefruit has a refreshing, uplifting aroma and is rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene. Grapefruit is refreshing, clarifying and cleansing.

Helichrysum (Helichrysum Arenarium) Flower Extract, Organic: Contains high levels of antioxidants. Traditionally used by herbalists as a soothing and anti-aging agent for skin.

Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense) Leaf Extract, Organic: Horsetail has been used in Chinese and ancient Greek and Roman herbology for skin disorders. Contains plentiful amounts of skin-beneficial silica and potassium salts. Vapour sources its Horsetail in Hungary, as European sources of the plant contain the beneficial anti-allergy compound quercetin. The plant is considered a living fossil. It is the only surviving genus of the entire class Equisetopsida, over 100 million years old and a dominant feature of forests of the Paleozoic era.

Iceland Moss (Cetraria Islandica) Extract, Organic: Historically used for its soothing benefits in its native Iceland.

Iron Oxides: Mineral pigments used in cosmetics: Historically these colorants have been used since the age of Cleopatra. They provide rich browns, russets, blacks and yellows. In the US, the FDA mandates that these cosmetic pigments be synthetically produced to avoid contamination.

Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Eco–Cert: A vegetable-derived essential fatty acid (EFA) with emollient properties.

Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil, Organic: A “liquid wax” that is very similar to the natural oil our skin produces. Moisturizing, soothing, and beneficial for all skin types. Contains a natural source of Vitamin E. Jojoba refreshes tired, dry skin. It is also reputed to have skin-firming and anti- wrinkle properties.

Lauroyl Lysine:  A skin-nourishing essential amino acid that may be useful in treating cold sores (Herpes simplex type 1 virus). Derived from molasses.

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil:  Known for its balancing and calming properties in aromatherapy. Lavender is being studied for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Lecithin, Organic: Antioxidant, a natural moisturizing agent rich in vitamin F, Lecithin helps keep skin soft and elastic. Lecithin is a natural emulsifier and super emollient; high in B vitamins.

Lemon (Citrus Limonum) Essential Oil, Organic: Rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene. Its aroma is refreshing and uplifting.

Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) Leaf Extract, Organic: High in natural phenols. Clinical trials indicate that substances in Lemon Balm’s volatile oils make this herb promising against cold sores (Herpes simplex type 1 virus).

Lotus Leaf (Nelumbo Nucifera) Leaf Extract, Organic: Antioxidant, soothing and cooling. Lotus has long been sacred to Buddhists, Hindus and Egyptians. Lotuses are seen in these cultures as bearing prosperity and fertility, and allowing the inner being to bloom.

Manganese Violet: A non-toxic red-violet inorganic pigment.

Mica: Natural silicate mineral approved for cosmetic use, including in the eye area. Mica is iridescent and reflective, imparting a lovely shimmer to the skin. Vapour has ensured that our Mica is ethically sourced.

Myrrh (Commiphora Myrrha) Gum Oil, Wildcrafted, steam distilled: Ancient and precious, Myrrh has been used for millennia for its scent. The scent has one of the highest levels of sesquiterpenes, a class of compounds that has direct effects on the hypothalamus, pituitary and amygdala, the seat of our emotions. Myrrh is an ancient constituent of perfumes and sacred incense; it was valued as highly as gold and Frankincense in ancient times. Herbalists recognize Myrrh for its benefits to wrinkled, dry or chapped skin.

Olive (Olea Europaea) Fruit Oil, Organic: Provides superior skin conditioning due to its high fatty acid content (oleic, palmitic and linoleic acids). It also contains several phenolic compounds, notably hydroxytyrosol, that provide antioxidant benefits.

Oregano (Oreganum Vulgare) Leaf Extract, Organic: A powerful antioxidant rich in vitamins and minerals. Topical benefits to skin include relief from irritation.

Palmitoyl Oligo Peptide Complex: Lab-produced peptide (chain of amino acids and proteins) clinically proven to help reduce wrinkle depth and volume over 30 days of daily use.

Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) Wood Oil, Wildcrafted: Rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals. Contains compounds that are reputed to fight inflammation and lower cytokines. Palo Santo oil has a long traditional use in shamanic ritual. Provides powerful aromatherapy benefits such as soothing stress and anxiety while uplifting the mood and providing spiritual support. Vapour sources Palo Santo only from distillers using ethically wildcrafted down and dead wood.

Papaya (Papain) Extract, Organic: One of the best functional fruits for cosmetic use. Contains papain, a fruit enzyme that helps soften and improve the texture of the skin. Papaya is a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid and caryophyllene, two phytochemicals.

Persian Lime (Citrus Latifolia) Oil: Known for its bright uplifting aroma, Persian Lime is sweeter and less bitter than other lime varieties. All citrus oils are rich in vitamin C, which is believed to promote the production of collagen and has many other skin benefits.

Plum (Prunus Domestica) Flavor Oil, Organic: A natural fruit flavor oil with the scent of ripe plums.

Pogostemon Cablin: Reputed to have many anti-aging properties such as smoothing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars. Skin soothing and non-irritating. Excellent for eczema, dermatitis and acne.

Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Seed Oil, Organic: Cold-pressed from seeds of organic Pomegranate fruit. Deeply nourishing to the outer epidermal layer, luxurious, naturally high in flavonoids and punicic acid (a conjugated linolenic acid). Pomegranate is rich in anthocyanins, a group of polyphenols known for their powerful antioxidant properties.  Pomegranate anthocyanins were shown in a comparative analysis to possess higher antioxidant activity than vitamin E ({alpha}-tocopherol), ascorbic acid and betacarotene. Exciting research has shown that topical treatment with pomegranate anthocyanins may assist in the prevention of the signs of UV damage.

Prickly Pear (Opuntia Ficus Indica) Extract, Eco-Cert:Prickly Pear extract has been clinically proven to help skin respond better to environmental stress. This extract protects the appearance of the skin from environmental aggressors, providing toning to give a firmer look. Prickly Pear Extract works by stimulating Heat Shock Proteins (HSP). HSP are found in all living organisms, from humans to bacteria. When cells are exposed to elevated temperatures or other stressors such as infection, inflammation, exercise, hypoxia, water deprivation or exposure to toxins, HSP activity is increased.

Prickly Pear (Opuntia Ficus Indica) Oil, Organic: An environmental skin protector superstar, Prickly Pear Oil is high in EFAs Omega 6 and 9, antioxidant vitamin E and skin-brightening vitamin K. Also contains high levels of amino acid and phytosterols, which are believed to be responsible for collagen protection and enhancement. The vitamin E content is 150% higher than that found in Argan oil.

Pumpkin (Cucurbita Pepo) Seed Oil, Organic: Loaded with vitamins and minerals, pumpkin has superior skin soothing and moisturizing benefits. Has anti-aging qualities and may help skin recover from environmental damage.

Raspberry (Rubus Idaeus) Seed Oil, Organic: A super antioxidant, this oil is excellent for added protection against environmental factors and assistance in relieving the appearance of UV damage.

Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum) Extract, Organic: Reishi was used for thousands of years as a medicine specific to the Chinese emperors. Traditional and contemporary Chinese medicine praises its powers to restore life energy, or Chi. Constituents include alkaloids, triterpine acids, ergosterols, fumaric acid, coumarins, lactone, mannitol and many polysaccharides.

Rhubarb Root (Acetyl Rheum Rhaponticum) Extract and Vitamin B (Panthenyl Triacetate):  This compounded ingredient has been proven to increase the radiance of the skin and promote anti-aging benefits. Rhubarb root has been clinically shown to brighten the skin and lighten age spots. As the rhubarb root evens the skin tone, the vitamin B soothes environmental irritation and reduces inflammation.

Rose Hips (Rosa Canina) Extract, Organic: These tiny fruits contain an assortment of vitamins C, B complex, A and K. They’re also rich in polyphenols, tannins, carotenoids and flavonoids.

Rose (Rosa Damascena) Buds, Organic: Vapour uses these beautiful organic rose buds in our lipstick infusion as an homage to the Goddess of Love. In its precious essential oil form, Rose is prized for its scent and aromatherapeutic qualities such as relaxation, balance and improved sleep.

Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil, Organic: High in fatty acids. Ideal for use in cosmetics and used as a base oil for plant extracts. Safflower is very similar to olive oil with high levels of linoleic and oleic acid. Dry and light, Safflower absorbs quickly, is skin hydrating and may aid dry skin and eczema.

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) Oil, Organic: A rich, highly prized oil. Topically it helps soothe skin. Exceptionally high in essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols and phytosterols. Vapour uses a high-quality cold-pressed oil of the entire berry with seeds.

Sea Kelp (Laminaria Digitata) Extract, Organic: Rich in iodine and minerals, kelp has antioxidant benefits. Soothing to skin, believed to help skin retain moisture and tone.

Silica: A naturally occurring common mineral vital to human cellular health. Silica nourishes the skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Silica is required for the proper functioning of the enzyme prolyhydroxylase, which aids formation of collagen in skin, connective tissue, bone and cartilage. Silica promotes healthy skin, hair and nails. It benefits oily or acne-prone skin, helping to balance and control sebum output.

Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) Fruit, Organic: Antioxidant, moisturizing, soothing. Helps dry skin, blemishes, skin discoloration, scars, wrinkles and may improve elasticity.

Squalane (derived from Olive Oil): Emollient. Antioxidant. Provides rapid, deep moisture. Olive Oil Squalane is a lightweight elegantly textured oil that leaves no residue. Squalane is a substance that occurs naturally in our skin but decreases early, starting in our 20s. Topical use provides many skin brightening, soothing, refreshing and potential anti-aging benefits.

Stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana) Extract: Hydrating. The leaves have a delicious taste that can be 30 times sweeter than sugar yet does not promote tooth decay or affect blood sugar. The leaf also contains proteins, high levels of chromium, iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, rutin (a flavonoid), vitamin A and vitamin C.

Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil, Organic: A highly skin-beneficial light dry oil which is rich in oleic acid, vitamins A, B complex, D and E, as well as calcium, zinc, potassium, iron and phosphorus.

Sweet Basil (Ocimum Basilicum) Oil: A fragrant essential oil used in ancient Ayurvedic, Greek and Roman medicinal traditions. Its scent is fresh, sweet and herbaceous. It has a unique, green, spicy top note. Aromatherapy uses: Brings clarity and strength to sufferers of mental exhaustion, stress and fatigue.

Sweet Myrtle (Acorus Calamus) Root, Organic: Rich in antioxidants, Sweet Myrtle is a perennial semi-aquatic plant that grows in marshes and on river banks. Has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine. Used topically it soothes the skin. Walt Whitman wrote 39 poems containing references to Calamus in his lyric epic, Leaves of Grass.

Sweet Orange (Citrus Sinensis) Essential Oil, Organic: Antioxidant. Sweet Orange is the bright, classic orange scent. Aromatherapy uses: Uplifting to mind and body. All citrus oils are rich in vitamin C, which is believed to promote the production of collagen and has many other skin benefits.

Titanium Dioxide (TiO2): A naturally occurring mineral pigment. Vapour uses a cosmetic grade non-powder TiO2 (dispersed in Castor Oil). This form of TiO2 is non-nano particle and NOT a sunscreen. TiO2 gives tinting strength and opacity.

Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicon) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract: A natural flavor that adds notes of fresh herbs and tomato.

Tulsi/Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum) Leaf Extract, Organic: Highly antioxidant. An ancient Ayurvedic whole-body tonic believed to help the body rid itself of environmental, physical or chemical stress. Tulsi is sacred in the Hindu tradition. Ayurvedic medicine prizes Tulsi for its restorative and balancing properties. Currently being researched for its extensive benefits and could prove effective for psoriasis, eczema, environmental stress, wound relief, inflammation and other skin conditions.

Vetiver, Haitian (Andropogon Zizanoides) Essential Oil: Antioxidant and tonic. Vetiver is an extraordinary plant. Its use is widespread and gender neutral in the perfume industry. Its characteristic scent is a hot, dry, darkly sweet floral that emerges on top of a lush, woody, resinous base. Vetiver has a parallel life as a sustainability superhero: non-invasive Vetiver grasses, with a three-foot root-stock, are used globally for erosion control, water treatment, pollution mitigation and land management.

Vitamin B (D-Panthenyltriacetate): This form of vitamin B is particularly stable and releases steadily and slowly, prolonging the effects of soothing the skin and providing anti-irritant protection. Vitamin B is clinically effective for several skin disorders and known to promote wound healing.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol): Antioxidant. Vegetable oil derived, non-GMO mixed tocopherol blend. Includes alpha, beta, gamma, and delta tocopherols.

Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Flower Extract, Organic: Eases dry skin and is used as a natural remedy against eczema. Reputed to be an anti-inflammatory.

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