BTMS: Ingredient Spotlight

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Scientific Name: Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol Source: derived from Colza, a natural plant oil Why it is used in Senica products: BTMS is a conditioning emulsifier. An emulsifier helps help water and oil formulas mix together so you your product doesn’t separate into a water and oil phase. It is also a good conditioning agent. It improves the detangling properties in conditioner and makes wet combing easier. Actions/Purpose: emulsifier … Read More →

Jojoba Oil: Ingredient Spotlight

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Botanical Name: Simmondsia Chinensis Source: expeller pressed from the jojoba seed Why It’s Wonderful: Jojoba oil is a moisturizer and emollient that improves the suppleness and elasticity of the skin. It is actually a liquid wax ester that is rich in vitamin E and very similar to the sebum produced by the skin.  Sebum is produced by the sebaceous glands and works to lubricate the skin and hair. Jojoba oil … Read More →

Comfrey: Ingredient Spotlight

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Botanical Name: Symphytum Officinale Part of Plant Used: Leaves, roots Why Its Wonderful: Comfrey herbs is rich in allantoin which promotes skin cell regeneration which is great for wound healing and keeping the skin healthy and resilient. Actions: Anti-inflammatory Senica products with comfrey: Blemish Balm Comfrey is one of the main herbs used  in Sénica’s Blemish Balm. The balm leaves your skin velvety soft and herb infused jojoba oil and … Read More →

Shea Butter: Ingredient Spotlight

Shea how I love thee! Shea oh shea, how magnificent are thy properties. Recognized the world over as a premium head-to-toe beauty ingredient, shea butter is an ingredient we can’t live without. It is gentle enough for babies, people with sensitive skin and you just want a rich moisturizer for your skin. Shea Butter Shea butter also known as African Karite butter is produced from the nuts of the Karite … Read More →

Brown Sugar: Ingredient Spotlight

Brown Sugar is a staple ingredient in most pantries. Whether you are baking cookies or making sweet tea, chances are you may reach for this delightful and aromatic sucrose sugar. But, did you know that brown sugar is great for the skin?! Click over to learn more. Read More →

Epsom Salt: Ingredient Spotlight

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Botanical name: Magnesium Sulfate Why it is wonderful: Epsom salt is high in magnesium which helps to detoxify, reduce inflammation and relax the muscles. Its high in mineral content is said to provide benefits similar to a soak in a hot spring. This salt is great for relieveing muscle aches and pains, soreness and removing toxins from the skin and body. Senica products with Epsom salt: Epsom salt is one … Read More →