5 Key Ingredients and Why We Use Them

various ingredients for skin and hair health
At IYOBA, we are committed to sourcing the finest quality natural ingredients we can get our hands on. Our all-natural products feature nourishing ingredients that are consciously added to our formulas to help soothe, hydrate, repair, and rejuvenate hair and skin. 

Here are our top 5 key ingredients:
  1. Shea Butter 
    Shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the shea tree which are found in Africa. Some of the chemical constituents have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, emollient (skin-softening), and humectant (moisture preserving) properties. Shea butter is also amazing for helping heal burns, eczema, psoriasis and other forms of irritated skin. It restores skin elasticity and naturally conditions the skin. It can even be rubbed onto joints to help relieve joint pain and soreness.

    Featured product: Hair + Body Butter

    Ingredients: safflower oil, organic coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter, avocado oil, avocado butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, IYOBA’s essential oil blend

  2. Avocado Oil
    Avocado oil is a great for cooking because it's an excellent source of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins. But did you know it can also soothe and heal your skin? Avocado oil offers a range of benefits including calming itchy skin, healing dry chapped skin, shielding skin from ultraviolet radiation, and protecting against skin damage. The  the linoleic acid, oleic acid, and other monosaturated fatty acids in avocado oil can even speed up wound healing!

    Featured product: Avocado Lip Butter

    Ingredients: beeswax, shea butter, avocado oil, meadow foam oil, mango butter, aloe butter, Vitamin E, essential oils

  3. Jojoba Oil
    There’s plenty of evidence that supports the use of pure jojoba oil as a remedy for acne, dry skin, and countless other skin conditions. Jojoba oil contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties. It also contains loads of Vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant to help our skin fight oxidative stress caused by everyday exposure to pollutants and other toxins. This amazing ingredient also regulates sebum production because it’s so similar to the sebum that your body produces naturally. This keeps skin from looking oily and helps prevent acne caused by clogged pores.

    Featured product: Renew Face Elixir

    Ingredients: olive squalene, jojoba infused with everlasting herb, lavender, clary sage
  4. Coconut Oil
    The benefits of coconut oil for skin and hair have been well-documented. It can treat psoriasis, eczema, rosacea and even wrinkles and protects the skin from sun exposure, skin cancer, and free radical damage. And for hair – it is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair.

    Featured product: Hair + Body Honey 

    Ingredients: safflower oil, organic coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter, avocado oil, avocado butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, IYOBA’s essential oil blend
  5. Aloe Vera
    This succulent has a long history of being used for medicinal purposes. To survive the harsh conditions, the plant’s leaves store water. These water-dense leaves, combined with special plant compounds, make it an effective skin moisturizer and pain reliever for cuts, burns, and other topical wounds. The moisturizing effects of aloe can help alleviate dry, itchy skin associated with eczema as well.

    Featured product: Avo-alo Body Cream 

    Ingredients: spring water, aloe vera juice, avocado oil, avocado butter, sweet almond oil, emulsifying wax, stearic acid, IYOBA’s essential oil blend