URB APOTHECARY || CACTUS FACE POLISH
CACTUS POWDER | Pulp from the nopal cactus pads that have been used by many cultures as a dressing for burns, cuts, and wounds to promote healing. Raw Nopal Cactus is very rich in vitamins A, C, and K and also magnesium, potassium, and manganese.
LEMON PEEL POWDER | Anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties which work well in treating acne and oily skin. They also have a skin lightening agent which helps to remove dark spots, scars, and blemishes. Lemon peel contains citric and plant acids that work to cleanse, lighten and brighten the skin; remove dead skin, and stimulate new skin growth.
HORSETAIL POWDER | Astringent herb, helping tighten the skin and pores. Studies have shown that its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and antioxidant agents and silica may give it the ability to heal wounds, rashes, burns, skin lesions, and acne. Silica is known to help form collagen which is important for the development and the maintenance of healthy connective tissues throughout the body. Therefore, Horsetail extract is widely used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, and other cosmetic products. Horsetail tea, its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity may delay the aging process by strengthening the connective tissues and may help relieve the inflamed and irritated skin.
JOJOBA OIL | Liquid wax that absorbs quickly but also helps tame inflammation, kills bacteria, reduces acne breakouts, heals wounds, and improve the appearance of scarring, especially acne scars.
CAMELLIA SEED OIL | Very light oil that penetrates the skin quickly, it cools the skin and restores the natural pH balance. Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (doesn't contribute to acne and is suitable for all skin types, including acne-prone) it penetrates quickly, forms a protective barrier to seal in moisture, soothes skin irritations, provides a barrier against sun damage and promotes wound healing.
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Simmondsia chinensis* (jojoba) oil, Camellia oleifera* (camellia seed) oil, Opuntia streptacantha^ (nopal cactus) powder, Equisetum arvense* (horsetail) powder, Rosa canina* (rosehip) powder, Citrus limon* (lemon) peel powder, Jasminum sambac (jasmine) floral wax, and amor. *organic ^wildcrafted2 oz glass jar
Growing up in rural Northern California, Leyna Allred was perpetually digging in the mud, climbing trees, and imagining living off the land. With this penchant for natural living as kindling, my interest in the medicinal qualities of plants was eventually ignited and I bought every herbal book I could find and was totally engrossed in the simple recipes for liver tonics, healing ointments, and cleansing teas. Through learning about the science of the human body (she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Foods and Nutrition) a deep passion developed. A passion for natural living, eating, and using herbs and whole foods instead pharmaceutical drugs to overcome most health issues.
Urb Apothecary is Leynas vision for skin care products that reflect the need and desire to reconnect with simple, chemical free ingredients. She uses only the highest quality organic ingredients in all of her products. Each one reflects her good intentions, love for design and art, and a deep rooted fascination with the healing power of herbs and plants.