cruelty-free & vegan
Radiant Glo Products are PETA approved as Cruelty Free and Vegan.
We are also proud to be a member of the Beauty Without Bunnies Program.
what's in radiant glo
Organic Moroccan Argan Oil
Organic Moroccan Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the Argan tree that is endemic to Morocco. It can aid in the reduction of wrinkles and naturally softens the skin. It’s believed that that it can help in skin regeneration and prevention of premature ageing. Argan oil is so natural and beneficial it is eaten around the world as a condiment.
Guarana is a climbing plant in the maple family native to the Amazon Rain Forests. The berries of this plant have a numerous health benefits, the ability to burn fat & increase energy, amongst others. Guarana is used today in certain energy drinks and weight loss supplements to support weight loss by providing stimulation and combating hunger.
Organic Aloe Vera
Organic Aloe Vera is an evergreen perennial that originates from the Arabian Peninsula. Aloe Vera is considered to be the most biologically active of the Aloe species; astonishingly, more than 75 potentially active components have been identified in the plant, including vitamins, minerals, saccharides, amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, lignin, saponins and salicylic acids.
Acacia Gum is a natural gum consisting of the hardened sap of various species of the acacia tree. Native to tropical regions of Australia and Africa. It is clinically proven to decrease wrinkle depth and appearance whilst giving a tightening and smoothing effect. Natural used in herbal medicines and as a safe food additive. it has many wonderful properties and was a ‘must’ ingredient to include in our range.
The antioxidants in caffeine may help to release toxins, which is not only helpful for cellulite, but for healthy skin in general. Caffeine can also dehydrate the water content of your fat cells, so they’re less swollen, and cellulite looks less obvious. This is why caffeine is the classic cellulite-cream ingredient because it immediately tightens the skin.
Witch Hazel is produced from the leaves and bark of the North American Witch Hazel shrub (Hamamelis Virginiana), and widely used for medicinal purposes by American Indians. In manufacturing, witch hazel leaf extract, bark extract, and witch hazel water are used as astringents to tighten the skin. Its primary use through the years has been for the treatment of skin conditions and scientists are just now beginning to understand how it works and how it can benefit the skin.
Natural DHA (Dihydroxyacetone)
Our natural DHA comes from sugar cane. This active ingredient colouring agent DHA (dihydroxyacetone) combines with amino acids in the skin, resulting in a reaction to the top layer of skin causing browning.
The health benefits of green tea extract are mostly due to its high antioxidant content. Antioxidants can help reduce oxidative stress by fighting cell damage caused by free radicals. This cell damage is associated with aging and several diseases. Green tea extract is rich in catechins, and it contains a decent amount of caffeine. Interestingly, it seems that this combination of ingredients is responsible for its weight loss properties. Both catechins and caffeine have been shown to assist in weight loss by regulating the hormones that can enhance thermogenesis.
Grapefruit Extract is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, disinfectant and preservative. Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) is a citrus seed based anti-microbial used as a preservative in skin care products. GSE is made with the extracts of citrus seeds and pulp. It is blended with vegetable glycerin to make it non-irritating to the skin and mucous membranes when used in formulations. GSE is even safe enough to use as a disinfectant for drinking water when necessary.
Vitamin E works to block free radicals from the body, which play a large part in the aging process. It can fight off free radicals, which then can reduce wrinkles and keep the skin youthful-looking. It has basic antioxidant properties that everyone needs. As such, this powerful antioxidant may help reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process of your cells,
Walnut Extract is good for the skin as it is packed with B-vitamins. Vitamin B is an excellent stress and mood manager. Lower stress levels result in a better skin. Increased stress levels can result in the earlier onset of wrinkles, thus inducing faster aging. The presence of the B-vitamins, together with Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, helps in fighting the free radicals induced due to stress. This further delays the aging process. Walnut oil helps keep the skin moisturized. It nourishes the skin from within, enhancing the growth of healthier and radiant cells
Shea Butter is used in our 3-in-1 Gradual Tan, Tan Extender & Moisturiser. It’s an amazing ingredient and extremely versatile, with a vast array of noted beneficial attributes. Shea butter is a one of a kind all-around moisturizing, anti-aging, skin regenerating and protecting natural products in the world! It helps protects your skin from UV sunlight, harsh climate, dehydration and pollution damages. It’s been reported that it also soothes psoriasis and eczema.
Naturally Derived Alcohol
Sugar cane is used for our ‘naturally derived alcohol’ which has been known to mankind for thousands of years and for numerous purposes. Naturally derived alcohol’s powerful antimicrobial qualities have resulted in it’s inclusion as an essential ingredient, as a natural preservative for organic cosmetics. Studies have shown that It does NOT dry-out, irritate, cause allergies or damage the skin. Alcohol stabilises our Radiant Glo range without compromising your safety.
whats not in radiant glo
You’ve probably heard about parabens — and you’re certainly exposed to them every day. Parabens are a preservative commonly used in cosmetics and personal products. They’re regarded as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but some researchers continue to eye them as a possible cancer risk. That’s because parabens are easily absorbed through the skin, and may imitate the hormone oestrogen in the human body.
PEG (polyethylene glycols) compounds are widely used in cosmetics as thickeners and softeners. They also function as absorption enhancers which allows both good and bad ingredients to be absorbed faster into deeper parts of skin.
If used on broken or damaged skin, it can cause irritation and system toxicity. In addition, PEGs can reduce the skin’s moisture levels and speed up skin aging. While PEGs can be mild irritants, they’re less than desirable primarily because they can help traffic funky chemicals across your epidermis, including a slug of impurities they’re often contaminated with.
According to a report in the International Journal of Toxicology by the ‘Cosmetic Ingredient Review’, pollutants found in various PEG compounds include Ethylene Oxide (used to manufacture Mustard Gas),1,4-Dioxane, Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, and heavy metals (Lead, Iron, Cobalt, Cadmium, Arsenic).
no propylene glycol
Propylene glycol is used to make antifreeze, airplane de-icing fluid, and brake fluids. It’s also used to make polyester and paints and can even be found in fog machines and e-cigarettes.
When you look at it that way, propylene glycol sounds like something you’d prefer to keep in your garage, not your kitchen, and certainly not to cover your skin in. However, it is widely used in the cosmetic and food industry. There is debate on whether it is safe to use internally or externally, with many experts believing it is an unnecessary and dangerous additive.
Also called PG, is used in variety of products from lipsticks to shampoos. It actually is classified as an irritant by the National Library of Medicine. Due to its property as penetration enhancer, it aids harmful chemicals to enter into your skin faster, causing irritation. PG is derived from petroleum. PG tends to sit on the surface of skin after you rinse it, dissolving the fats and oils your skin needs to stay nourished. Your skin reacts by becoming parched and dry and requiring more applications of moisturizer, which make skin dryer, requiring more moisture. It’s a sad cycle.
With the evidence available, we, at Radiant Glo, are adamant it will NEVER appear in any of our products.