This nutrient rich clay is extracted from the banks of the Amazon River where the nutrients are at their highest concentration. As nature’s most perfect ingredient, this multitasking and total skin balancing clay has been known to remove surface oil and mattify skin, nourish all skin types and give skin an overall smooth and even appearance.
tarte sustainably harvests this ingredient through cooperative partnerships in Brazil. Here’s how it works: the Amazon river flows for 4,000 miles. As it flows, it collects highly nutritious plant and fruit matter. The clay gathers in the River’s basin where it is at its highest nutrient concentration. The sun naturally bakes the clay, locking in the plant & fruit nutrients, and then it is shaved down to a finely milled powder and infused into tarte products with other high-performance natural™ ingredients.
acai berry extract
acai berry extract
Açaí is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants—it is also one of the most renewable super fruits grown in southern Brazil, where berries used in tarte formulations are collected by hand. Açaí farming provides livelihood to sustainable suppliers and to the community without damaging the Amazon Rainforest. This super fruit hold two times the amount of antioxidants of blueberries and are packed with protein-rich nutrients. Açaí has been used for centuries for its unmatched nutritional and healing properties. It has been known to fight anti-aging by stopping inflammation that causes the skin to release free radical compounds leading to wrinkles. Of note, the health benefits exceed skincare--acai has been also known to also increase energy levels, improve digestion, help you sleep and even improve sexual performance.
Acerola trees grow abundant in northern South America. The fruit the Acerola tree bears is cherry-like, bright red in color and when ripe contains about 80 percent pure fruit juice. Acerola contains 20-30 times the vitamin C of oranges making it one of nature's most potent sources of vitamin C; it helps defend against skin-damaging free radicals to keep skin looking youthful and vibrant. This super fruit contains mineral salts so it helps to re-energize tired and stressed skin as it aids in remineralization and increases its ability to retain moisture while the proteins have skin hydrating properties to promote capillary conditioning.
For millions of years, these clays have been forming beneath the surface as rare elements react to infuse the sediment with natural minerals like iron, manganese and titanium. As these elements oxidize and stabilize over time, the clay takes on a rich, natural coloring dependent on its distinct mineral composition. Each colored clay contains unique minerals and provides specific cosmetic benefits to the skin – from anti-aging and hydration to oil control and anti-inflammatory properties. To harness these powers, our eco-certified team sustainably harvests the clays through a selective process that respects and maintains the integrity of the region while preserving the purity of the ingredient. Once the clay is harvested, it is naturally baked by the sun so that it can be shaved into a fine powder and infused in tarte colored clay products.
vitamins (A, C, E)
vitamins (A, C, E)
Vitamin A: Vitamin A can be found naturally in many fruits, vegetables and proteins, and plays a vital role in the human body for necessary functions – immunity, vision, reproduction – but it is also important in skin health. Widely-known for its anti-aging properties, Vitamin A has been proven to treat various skin conditions including wrinkles, acne, eczema, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation. It stimulates processes in the skin that promote collagen production, cell turnover, and moisture retention to plump fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing texture for the appearance of younger-looking skin. Also a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin A helps fight free radicals to prevent early signs of aging.
Vitamin C: Naturally found in many fruits and vegetables, Vitamin C is widely-known for its antioxidant properties in the human body and the skin. It has been proven to neutralize free radicals and prevent early signs of aging, while rejuvenating dull, uneven skin for a brighter, more radiant complexion. In addition to its antioxidant benefits, Vitamin C promotes collagen production and strengthens the skin’s barrier to smooth wrinkles, combat sagging and aid in healing for an overall healthy-looking appearance.
Vitamin E: As the oldest and most well-known antioxidant, Vitamin E has been shown to boost the immune system when incorporated into a healthy diet, but it also has widely-recognized benefits when used topically on the skin. Vitamin E protects against UV-induced free radicals, and its anti-inflammatory properties can help improve the appearance of existing skin damage. This natural preservative also nourishes dry skin while preventing moisture loss, leaving the skin soft and supple.
goji berry extract
goji berry extract
For years the small, red goji berry, has been known as the longevity fruit. It is not only a key ingredient for a healthy diet, but the goji berry has also helped people enjoy longer and healthier lives. As for it’s skincare properties, goji berries are known to help with various skin conditions including allergies, rashes and psoriasis when ingested and applied topically. This natural super fruit soothes and gives immediate relief to sensitive skin.
Rich in Vitamin C and nutritious essential fatty acids, this precious harvest from the Amazon awakens skin for a healthy, radiant complexion. When infused in tarte formulations, it provides instant hydration to quench dry skin. Pure maracuja balances oil production to restore skin balance, decrease skin inflammation, moisturize and improve skin softness for a firmer, brighter, smoother looking complexion.
Known as puro milagro or the pure miracle™, only one crop of this rare Amazonian fruit is sustainably harvested each year by Amazonian women affiliated with our tarte cooperative in the Rainforest. The women climb down the river banks to collect the precious fruit. Piece by piece, they sustainably pick and extract this nutrient-rich seeded pulp from each individual maracuja fruit by hand. This naturally harvested treasure, referred to as the “alma” or “soul” of the maracuja fruit is then hand pressed through a unique ritual without the use of heat to guarantee the maximum amount of nutritious essential fatty acids and vitamins.
Made by pulverizing natural earth minerals into a fine powder, mineral pigments are one of the most preferred cosmetic ingredients for women with sensitive skin. Natural colors and dyes derived from mineral pigments contain no oils, fillers or chemical ingredients like their synthetic counterparts though they are just, if not more, colorful and vibrant. Mineral pigments have anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and can be used on even the most sensitive skin types. tarte formulations containing pure mineral pigments provide long-lasting color that powers throughout your day and deliver a healthy-looking radiance.
The ancient Greeks were among the first to recognize the beauty benefits of pure extra-virgin olive oil. Originating from the Mediterranean basin, olive oil is produced by crushing and pressing olives. The precious oil that is exacted is comprised primarily of esters, which contain the powerful nutrients and vitamins that provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Olive esters can be used on all skin types – promoting healing and moisturization in dry, parched skin, normalizing oily and combination skin, and gently cleansing and removing impurities on even sensitive skin. Since olive esters are safe for use around the eyes, they provide an ideal natural beauty boost to condition, treat and protect lashes.
The pomegranate is a deciduous fruit that is native to Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Himalayas, but it’s now widely-grown in all parts of the world including the Mediterranean, Asia and the United States. Pomegrante is rich in antioxidant polyphenols and vitamins C and B5 which provide a variety of health and beauty benefits. The juice from pomegranates has powerful antioxidant, anti-microbial anti-inflammatory properties, making it known to address many skin concerns including acne, aging and scarring. The high antioxidant content in pomegranate is primarily used in beauty products to help promote the production of collagen and fight free radicals for a more radiant, youthful appearance.
rice bran wax
rice bran wax
Rice has been a staple in Asian cooking for centuries, but it has also been traditionally used in Japanese and Indian cultures for beauty treatments and skincare. Extracted from the inner husk of rice, rice bran oil is rich in Vitamin E and known to have high antioxidant and exfoliating properties, making it ideal for use in scrubs and facial skincare products. For cosmetics, rice bran wax can be derived from this natural oil to serve as an emollient for smoother application and finish, and the expanding properties of rice allow it to help lengthen the appearance of lashes.