APTO Ingredient Glossary

Our fermented skin care products are filled with only the best plant-based ingredients sourced from around the world, to maximize its benefits for your skin. Go ahead and check our list for yourself- you won’t find anything toxic or harmful.

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A

Achillea Millefolium Extract

(Yarrow Flower)

Yarrow extract is a natural perfuming flower that smells great and is not tough on skin

EWG rating:1-3

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf
Extract (Aloe Vera)

Aloe Vera naturally moisturizes and conditions the skin. Aloe Vera also serves as an emollient which keeps the products from separating in the bottle

EWG rating: 1-3

Apple

Rich in Vitamin C, Apple naturally supports the production of collagen

EWG rating: 1

Apple Cider Vinegar

Much like apples, Apple Cider Vinegar is naturally high in manic acid: an AHA that helps to remove dead skin cells without causing irritation

EWG rating: 1

Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter

(Tucuma Seed)

Found in the rainforest, Tucuma Seed butter has natural properties that smoothes and moisturizes the skin to provide a soft-to-the-touch skin feeling

EWG rating: 1




 

B

Blue Spirulina

Blue spirulina is an algae packed with Phycocyanin: a skin superfood that assists in the defence of damaging free-radicals.

EWG rating: 1

 

C

Camellia Sinensis Leaf

Extract (Green Tea)

Green tea leaf extract does many things for the skin such as provide protection, cleanse, and tone. Green Tea leaf extract is also has antimicrobial properties, antioxidant properties and absorbs UV rays to further protect the skin from the sun

EWG rating: 2

Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Chamomile Flower)

Chamomile is a natural fragrance that is not tough on skin and conditions the skin

EWG rating: 1

Chlorella

a fresh water algae, Chlorella wraps itself around stubborn toxins and keeps them from being reabsorbed through the skin

Citric Acid

Citric Acid is used to adjust and maintain the pH levels of the skin, while also adding to the fragrance of the product

EWG rating: 2

Cucurbita Pepo Seed Extract

(Pumpkin Seed)

Pumpkin seed extract is known to deeply condition the skin

EWG rating: 1

Charcoal

Made by heating wood in a low oxygen environment, Charcoal has a natural ability to absorb toxins and assist in detoxification.

EWG rating: 1

Coconut Water

High levels of potassium makes Coconut Water incredibly hydrating and highly effective as a cleanser

EWG rating: 1



Glycerin

Glycerin is naturally extracted from many plants and it is known to protect, firm, and condition the skin

EWG rating: 2

Glyceryl Undecylenate

Glyceryl Undecylenate emulsifies the product and conditions the skin

EWG rating: 1

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid exfoliates the skin and helps to adjust the pH levels of the skin

EWG rating: 4

 

H

Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Extract

(Witch Hazel)

Witch Hazel naturally tightens and conditions

the skin

EWG rating: 1

Helianthus Annuus Seed Wax

(Sunflower Seed)

Sunflower seed wax is used often as a base agent for products providing a thickening agent for the products

EWG rating: 1

Hypericum Perforatum Extract

(St. John’s Wort)

St. John's Wort extract naturally tones, smoothes, and protects the skin from harmful outside chemicals

EWG rating: 1

 

I

Isopropyl Myristate

Isopropyl Myristate is used to bind the product together as well as condition the skin.

EWG rating: 1

 

M

Malic Acid

Malic Acid is used to adjust the pH levels of skin and also as a component for fragrance

EWG rating: 3-4

Monoi Oil

A true Tahitian treasure, this oil is made from soaking gardenia in a coconut oil base. Delicate, like your lips

EWG rating: 2

 

P

Petroselinum Sativum Leaves

(Parsley)

Parsley is known to naturally condition the skin without causing any irritation

EWG rating: 1

Phenoxyethanol

Phenoxyethanol is used as a preservation agent within skincare

EWG rating: 1

Phytic Acid

Phytic acid is a binding agent that maintains the formula within the product

EWG rating: 1

Punica Granatum

(Pomegranate)

A native in both Iran and the Himalayas in northern India, this fruit has been cultivated since ancient times. It’s no wonder, since pomegranate is packed with antioxidants that protect and strengthen the skin

EWG rating: 1

 

R 

Rosa Canina Fruit Extract

(Rose Hips)

Rose hips deeply conditions the
skin without irritating the subdermal
Layers

EWG rating: 1

Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract

(Rosemary Extract)

Rosemary is a natural source of
antioxidants while conditioning the
the skin

EWG rating: 1

 

S

Seaweed Extract

An ocean plant with restorative powers; seaweed boasts an unusually high concentration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants

EWG rating: 1

Sodium Chloride (Salt)

Sodium Chloride is used to make the product thicker, as well as naturally preserving the product

EWG rating: 1

Stearic Acid

Stearic Acid cleanses, protects, moisturizes, is used as an emulsifying agent for many skincare products

EWG rating: 1

 

T

Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter
(Cocoa Butter)

Cocoa butter offers natural protection for the skin without being drying or irritating to the skin

EWG rating: 1

Tilia Cordata Flower Extract

(Linden Flower)

Linden flowers soothe and refresh deep layers of the skin

EWG rating: 1

Tocopheryl Acetate

Tocopheryl acetate is an antioxidant rich, skin conditioning ingredient

EWG rating: 3

Turmeric

Originally from Southern India, and one of the most powerful naturally disinfecting bactericides, Turmeric acts to minimize inflammation and slow down cell damage.

 

V

Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil

(Grape Seed Oil)

Grape seed oil emulsifies the product while also conditioning the skin to its deepest layers

EWG rating: 1

 

Z

Zinc Oxide

Zinc oxide is the main component of sunscreen which is essential for skin protection

EWG rating: 2-3

 

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