Ingredient Dictionary

ShiKai has been making products for the natural products industry for over 50 years. We do our botanical extractions in our own facility with a proprietary process that makes our products both unique and extremely effective. We are very unique in that we are still family owned and operated and do all of our manufacturing in house. 


Aloe Vera Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis): Humectant; Contains beneficial bioactive compounds including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. Known for antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and wound healing properties.

Arnica (Arnica Montana): Active ingredient; known for soothing damaged skin and bruising; beneficial for inflammation and skin irritations.

Borage Seed Oil (Borago Officinalis): Contains a critical omega-6 fatty acid that restores moisture to dry or environmentally damaged skin. Beneficial for severe dry skin problems.

CBD (Cannabidiol): Naturally occurring chemical compound extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant. Known to promote relaxation and anti-inflammatory.

Camphor Bark Oil (Cinnamomum Camphora): Essential oil extracted from the wood of camphor trees; cooling, refreshing sensation on skin.

Chamomile Flower Oil (Anthemis Nobilis): A antioxidant; soothing, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-aging, an skin-lightening properties.

Chicory Root (Cichorium Intybus): Skin active; immediate tightening effect on the skin. Anti- aging activity, as it increases collagen synthesis, so there is a dual action of immediate improvement in skin appearance and anti-aging treatment in the long term.

Clary Sage Oil (Salvia Sclarea): Known to help reduce stress, promotes relaxation, clams and soothes skin.

Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus Glolbulus): Aromatic; known to hep reduce stress and promotes relaxation. Pleasant/stimulating smell.

Ferulic Acid: Antioxidant; naturally occurring; anti-inflammatory and skin brightening agent. Absorbs long UV light.

Ginger Root Extract (Zingiber Officianle): Antioxidant; used as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antioxidant. Known to be used to treat acne, inflammation, wound healing, protecting the skin and lightening age spots.

Glycerin: A vegetable derived humectant that is a moisturizing agent; hydrates skin.

Green Tea Leaf Extract (Camellia Sinensis): A powerful antioxidant; anti-inflammatory; has anti-microbial properties.

Hyaluronic Acid: Humectant; helps improve skin hydration and production of collagen, fight free radicals, maintains skin elasticity, and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help with wound healing.

Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis): An emollient that is moisturizing, naturally anti-bacterial, contains antioxidants, noncomedogenic (does not clog pores), soothing, may help with a variety of skin conditions.

Lavender Flower Oil (Lavendula Angustifolia): Emollient; promotes relaxation and known to help soothe anxiety. Anti-inflammatory properties.

Menthol: Aromatic; cooling, refreshing skin-sensation derived from peppermint oil.

Oatmeal (Avena Sativa): Moisturizes the skin, and has soothing, conditioning, softening, film-forming, and tissue-protecting properties.

Orange Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium dulcis): Nourishes dry and acne-prone skin and provides a mood boosting citrus aromatherapy scent.

Peppermint Oil (Menthra Piperita): Essential Oil of Mentha Piperita (a hybrid plant between water mint and spearmint).

Rooibos Extract (Aspalathus linearis): Antioxidant properties; Soothes skin irritations and is known to be beneficial for acne-prone skin

Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii): A humectant, occlusive and an emollient that forms a breathable, water-resistant film that moisturizes and texturizes.

Valerian Root Oil (Valeriana Officinalis): Emollient; may improve sleep, promote relaxation and reduce anxiety

Vitamin C: Helps to lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots, even skin tone and increase skin glow. A high antioxidant when combined with CBD for powerful skin support.

Vitamin C (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate): Antioxidant; stimulates collagen production and is well-known for its melanin inhibiting properties.

Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate): Antioxidant; active ingredient known to improve the appearance of aged and fragile skin. It is widely used as an add-on ingredient in skin-lightening products to correct hyperpigmentation and age spots.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol): Antioxidant; powerful free-radical scavenger.

White Willow Extract (Salix Alba): Active; anti-inflammatory.

Ylang Ylang Flower Oil (Cananga Odorata): Emollient; pleasant aromatic properties; promotes relaxation.

Note: Our ingredient glossary is based on the historical uses of the ingredients listed.  We encourage you to always do further research on each ingredient and their uses.