Learn more about our primary ingredients used across Melabebe products
All ingredients are deemed non-toxic by the Environmental Working Group
Shea butter is a plant-derived lipid (fat) that comes from African shea tree nuts. Shea butter is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins A, D, & E. Shea butter is great for overall hydration, moisture retention, and helps to fade scars.
Aloe vera is a cactus-like plant that grows in desert regions around the world. Aloe leaves produce a gel rich in vitamins A, C, E, and B12. Aloe also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that provide healing relief from irritation.
Honey is extremely moisturizing and hydrates all skin types. Honey is naturally soothing and has healing properties that balance the bacteria on your skin.
Jojoba oil is loaded with antioxidants, such as vitamins A and E, and omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential components of the skin’s barrier. Jojoba oil acts as a humectant, meaning it works to retain moisture in the skin.
Cocoa butter comes from the cacao bean, which grows on the cacao tree. Cocoa butter is high in antioxidants, which help fight off free-radical damage to the skin. Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin making it a wonderful addition to body moisturizers and lip balms.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble, essential nutrient with anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin E helps support the immune system, cell function, and overall skin health. Vitamin E is an antioxidant effective at combating the effects of free radicals produced by the metabolism of food and toxins in the environment.
The safflower plant goes back as far as the time of Egyptian pharaohs. The oil pressed from the safflower seeds is high in vitamin E, which offers many health benefits. Safflower is a carrier oil an ideal for hydrating dry or acne-prone skin while soothing irritation, rashes, and inflammation.
Coconut oil is derived from the coconut and often referred to as lauric acid. The lauric acid can have antimicrobial properties to help kill bacteria on the skin and to reduce inflammation. While coconut oil is good for your skin because of its natural antibacterial properties, it is best used with other layering oils to help trap moisture and hydration.
Glycerin is a humectant, which is a substance that retains moisture. Glycerin attracts moisture from the air into the stratum corneum (top layer of skin) and works double duty by not only pulling water from the air but also preventing the loss of moisture.
Formed as a byproduct of bees, beeswax is a good source of vitamin A, which improves hydration and the shedding of dead skin cells. Beeswax functions as a humectant and establishes a protective barrier from environmental elements that holds in moisture, without clogging pores.
No exhaustive description needed here. We add water to many of our products to increase moisture across the skin and support hydration.
Natural ingredient used as a thickening agent.