Our Good Ingredients List

We believe in products containing only necassary ingredients. Learn more about the uses and benefits of some key ingredients that you'll come across when shopping at Source & Self.

A Ingredients


Includes Reishi Mushroom, Rhodiola Rosea, Ashwagandha, Ginseng, Cordyceps, Shilajit, Lions Mane & Holy Basil.

These adaptogenic herbs help support the body through its stress responses. Supports the endocrine system, especially the adrenal glands.

Aloe Vera

With incredible healing properties, aloe enhances the nourishing properties of other ingredients and provides a calming sensation to sensitive skin. Aloe is also a great supplement to repair the stomach lining, easing conditions such as leaky gut syndrome and IBS.

Apricot Kernel Oil

Emollient derived from apricot seeds. This fruit oil is known to contain skin-loving sterols and the calming benefits of oleic acid. It is also known to be a reliable source of the antioxidant vitamin E which helps heal and fade scarring and hyperpigmentation.


A semi-essential amino acid that is one of the primary building blocks of collagen.

Avocado butter

Fresh from the avocado fruit and known to be rich in vitamins A, D, and E, unsaturated fatty acids, and lecithin. Great for use on dry and irritated skin.


Antioxidants are known to be naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, like vitamins A, C, E, and green tea, that protect your body against free radicals.

B Ingredients


Naturally derived retinol-alternative treatment that stimulates cell turnover, smooths fine lines and wrinkles. It is also an antioxidant.


Provides a combination of the essential 12 minerals cell salts that are vital to cellular health, and the repair + detoxification of cells.


Extracted from chamomile essential oil, it can reduce redness and irritation, helping those who suffer with rosacea and rashes, and helps the skin retain moisture.

C Ingredients

Calcium Gluconate

A mineral supplement used as an emollient to help retain moisture, and works as a humectant for skin and hair to help draw in moisture.

Citric Acid

An organic acid used as a pH adjuster (control ph), fragrance, and as a chelating agent (binds to metal ions to break down trace metals).


An essential nutrient and organic water-soluble compound found in most foods. Your brain an nervous system need it to regulate memory, mood, muscle control and formation of cell membranes.

E Ingredients


Lubricating agent that helps keep skin hydrated longer by preventing water loss. Emollients also help soften and soothe skin.


An organic compound which can be used as an emollient for skin to help retain moisture.

F Ingredients

Fatty Acids

The building blocks of the fat in our bodies and in the food we eat. They are energy sources and membrane constituents.


A type of phytonutrient that has beneficial anti-inflammatory effects and protects your cells from the oxidative stress that leads to disease.

Ferulic Acid

Protective antioxidant that has been shown to reduce the visual signs of aging, such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Folic Acid

Its antioxidants are known to help reduce levels of oxidative stress in the skin, as well as help neutralize harmful free radicals. It is also known to help provide increased hydration by bolstering the skin’s barrier function.

G Ingredients

Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate

Known to defend against free-radical damage and support a strong skin barrier. Rich in enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and yeast peptides to help nourish the skin.


An effective humectant that has incredible water absorbing properties to ensure that the skin stays thoroughly moist and hydrated. It is known to improve skin barrier function to keep your skin’s surface soft and supple.

H Ingredients

Hyaluronic Acid

HA helps the skin to stretch and flex and reduces wrinkles and lines. It has also been proven to help wounds heal faster and can reduce scarring.

Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate

Penetrates into the skin to hydrate and restore from the inside.

K Ingredients


A fermented active, with probiotic benefits, that is clinically proven to significantly increase moisture, hydration, firmness, and elasticity while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also helps repair and strengthen the skin’s barrier and microbiome.

Konjac Root

Known to contain high concentrations of glucomannan, a natural hydrator that has similar moisturizing capabilities as hyaluronic acid. It is also rich in essential vitamins, minerals, proteins, lipids, and fatty acids.

L Ingredients

Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate

Known to improve collagen production while moisturizing and hydrating the skin and helps to maintain skin's elasticity.

Lauric Acid

A fatty acid found in coconut oil and palm kernel oil. Known to be used in skin care because of its moisturizing and acne fighting abilities.


Known to work as an emulsifier, meaning it suspends fats and oils and keeps them from mixing with other substances. Helps to treat high cholesterol, as a breastfeeding aid and to treat ulcerative colitis.

Linoleic Acid

An unsaturated fat that is critical in promoting cell turnover and keeping the skin soft and smooth.


Plant-based, lycopene helps combat skin-damaging free radicals and helps assist in metabolic functions related to growth and repair.

N Ingredients


This ingredient is said to enhance skin tone, improve texture, even the complexion, and reduce the appearance of acne. It also improves hydration by preventing evaporation of moisture from the skin into the environment.

O Ingredients

Oleic Acid

Fatty acid derived from plant oil is known to enhance texture and is used as a cleansing agent.

P Ingredients

Palmitic Acid

This fatty acid is found naturally in skin and has many functions in cosmetics. In moisturizers, it is a trusted emollient.

Pentylene Glycol

Known to be an emollient for skin to help retain moisture, as a solvent to help other ingredients dissolve in a solution, and can work as a preservative.


Derived from chemical compounds found in plants, they are known to help improve blood flow to the skin and help slow skin-aging by protecting against damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays.


Found in plant foods, phytosterol is a cholesterol-like molecule. Phytosterols from soy help replenish skin..


Beneficial plant compounds with antioxidant properties that pportect against oxidative stress and associated diseases.

Potassium Hydroxide

An inorganic base used to adjust the ph of a product and increase viscosity.

Potassium Sorbate

A chemical additive used as a preservative.


A solvent, humectant and emollient.It dissolves ingredients,decreases viscosity and retains moisture.

S Ingredients

Sclerotium Gum

Used to help control viscosity (thickness), can work as an emulsion stabilizer, and can be used as an emollient for skin to help retain moisture.

Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate

Provides hydration and helps repair damaged skin.

Sodium Benzoate

The sodium salt of benzoic acid, used as a preservative.

Sodium Chloride

Also known as table salt, used to increase viscosity (thickness), for flavoring, as a binder (brings ingredients together), and as an abrasive (exfoliant).

Sodium Citrate

A sodium salt of citric acid is used to adjust the pH of a product, chelating agent (bind to metal ions or metallic molecules), as a buffer (stabilize ph), and as a fragrance.

Sodium Cocoate

Sodium cocoate is the sodium salt of coconut oil. It is used as a surfactant to gently cleanse skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate

A derivative of hyaluronic acid, it is used to improve firmness of skin,smooth out fine lines and hydrate the skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer

Forms a protective, dense film on the skin’s surface to reduce water loss from the inside while also providing 24-hour moisture and anti-pollution/anti-UV abilities.

Sorbic Acid

A naturally occuring compound used as a preservative. It is highly effective at inhibiting the growth of mold.


Mimics your skins natural oils, making it an excellent emollient. It is also a natural antioxidant and has anti-tumor properties.

T Ingredients


Emollient and thickening agent.

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate

An oil-soluble, stabilized Vitamin C derivative that is clinically proven to reduce discoloration and increase collagen production. As a potent antioxidant, it also helps protect skin from sun damage and has even been shown to help treat acne.

V Ingredients

Vitamin A

In supplement form, it is essential to vision, growth, cell division, reproduction and immunity. In the form of retinol and retinoic acid, topical vitamin A is known to help fight wrinkles and stimulate collagen production. It prevents breakouts, supports the skin's immune system and promotes natural moisturizing.

Vitamin B Complex

Composed of eight B vitamins that have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function and cell metabolism. They prevent infections and help support or promote cell health.

Vitamin C

Known to provide a range of benefits, including evening out your skin tone, shielding skin from the visible impacts of pollution, improving hydration, and keeping your skin looking younger, longer. Vitamin C is also known to help boost your skin’s collagen to help firm and plump skin while smoothing out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin D

In addition to overall health, vitamin D is known to play an integral role in skin protection and rejuvenation. Known to contribute to skin cell growth, repair, and maintain metabolism, Vitamin D is also known to optimize the skin’s immune system and helps destroy free radicals that may cause premature aging.

Vitamin E

A nutrient essential to vision, reproduction and the health of our blood, brain and skin. It is also an antioxidant known to help fight free radicals.

Vitamin E Acetate

A specific form of vitamin E found in skin care products and dietary supplements—it is known for its antioxidant properties. It is attributed with helping protect your skin from the damage of free radicals. It is also known to help provide moisture and strengthen skin’s protective barrier to prevent moisture loss

Vitamin E Tocopherol

The purest form of vitamin E, this antioxidant plays a key role in neutralizing free radicals, moisturizing the skin, and improving the appearance of skin aging.

Vitamin K

Used to help minimize and heal bruises by strengthening capillaries in the skin.

Z Ingredients


A major player in the creation of DNA, growth of cells,building protein, healing damaged tissues and supporting a healthy immune system. It also helps to regulate the menstrual cycle and alleviate premenstrual symptoms.