Gentle, Safe Ingredients

Ripple Skincare is made from plant-based ingredients that are carefully selected for their proven skin benefits and gentleness. We use organic and natural ingredients when possible to give teens the most natural, safe and gentle formulas for their skin. It can be overwhelming to read a product label and try to understand what the ingredients do for your skin. Read on to learn which ingredients we use in Ripple Skincare products and why.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

Derived from aloe vera plant leaves. Aloe vera juice provides moisture and anti-microbial benefits to the skin in addition to being soothing.


Derived from coconuts. Coco-glucoside is a gentle cleansing agent that is used to remove dirt and oil from skin.

Decyl glucoside  

Derived from non-GMO corn and coconuts. Decyl glucoside is a gentle cleansing agent that is used to remove dirt and oil from skin.

Grape seed oil

Derived from grapes. Grape seed oil provides many skin benefits and is a great source of linoleic acid, which boosts the natural skin barrier function to help protect and hydrate the skin (1,2). Grape seed oil is an antioxidant (3and a mild astringent (2) making it a great choice for sensitive, oily and blemish-prone skin.

Coconut oil

Derived from coconut pulp. Coconut oil is instrumental in providing hydration and contains monolaurin which provides anti-microbial and acne-fighting benefits to the skin (1).

Avocado oil

Derived from avocado seeds, this oil is rich in Vitamins A, C, D and E making it an effective oil for dry, chapped skin. (4)

Sunflower seed oil

Derived from sunflower seeds, this oil is rich in linoleic acid and improves skin hydration (1).

Witch hazel distillate

Derived from the witch hazel flower. Witch hazel hydrosol is a water based extract that is a natural astringent and anti-inflamatory that tones the skin to reduce pore size and control oil.


Derived from vegetable oils. Glycerin is a solvent and natural emollient that helps retain moisture in the skin.

Stearic acid

Derived from vegetable fats and oils. Stearic acid is a natural fatty acid that provides emollience and moisture to the skin.

Xanthan gum

A natural gum made of sugars that is used as a thickener.

Citric acid

Derived from citrus fruits. Citric acid is used to adjust the pH of skincare products.

Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate

Derived from non-GMO corn and lime. This natural, antimicrobial preservative system is ECOCERT certified, which means it meets the standards for organic and natural products in the EU.

Cetearyl Alcohol

Derived from coconuts and sustainable palm. Cetearyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol used to thicken and stabilize lotions, and provide moisturizing properties.

Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate

Derived from olives and used in lotions as an emulsifier and thickener. Emulsifiers help ingredients blend together and prevents separation over time.

Glyceryl Stearate

Derived from soy and used in lotions as an emulsifier, thickener and stabilizer.

Essential oils

Essential oils are chosen for their health benefits, in addition they provide a pleasing natural fragrance to the products.


Organic, fair trade cane sugar used in body scrub to polish skin's surface to remove dry and dead skin cells.

Candelilla and Carnauba wax

Waxes derived from plant leaves that are used in lip balms to provide strength to the balm as well as emollience and moisture to lips.


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  1. Vaughn, A.R. et al. Natural Oils for Skin-Barrier Repair: Ancient Compounds Now Backed by Modern Science. Am J Clin Dermatol (2018) 19: 103
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  1.  Baumann, L. Less-known botanical cosmeceuticals. Dermatologic Therapy, Vol. 20 (2007)

  2. Lin, T.K. et al. Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils. Int J Mol Sci. (2017)