Ingredient Information

Quinoa

Liz Cardwell

As conscious as we are of eating healthier these days, I assume everyone knows the outrageous magical powers of quinoa, right? All the wonders it packs into an adorable little curlicue are also wonderous on your skin. Quinoa is amazing because: it is a complete protein – it contains all nine essential amino acids science side note: amino acids link to form peptides, peptides link to form protein. For a great explanation from a professional, read this post from Kahn Academy its vitamin E content is a fierce free radical fighter the high vitamin B content may break up melanin deposits...


Raw Cacao

Liz Cardwell

It’s not often that a skincare post can work in a reference to Quetzalcoatl, but here we are. Several Granola Goat products contain one of the most decadent skincare ingredients ever used – chocolate. More specifically, raw cacao. This uncooked form retains more of the amazing benefits from cacao seeds (roasted = cocoa powder). Cacao has been consumed with adoration for thousands of years. The Aztec people believed the seeds were a gift from Quetzalcoatl, the god of wind and wisdom, and were so prized that they were even used as currency at one point. Scientists have confirmed the presence...


Hemp Powder

Liz Cardwell

Tags Ingredient Info, Skincare Science

But how do you get your protein? The question that produces the biggest eyeroll in herbivores is not a bad thing to wonder when it comes to skincare. As we age, our skin produces less collagen, which causes it to lose it’s amazing elasticity. Let’s go over some quick info on collagen: Collagen is a long chain amino acid and the most abundant protein in the body Your body uses vitamin C and protein to make collagen Skin elasticity loss can be reversed (to a point) by increasing collagen production in the body Because collagen is a protein that is...


Matcha

Liz Cardwell

I can hear Jan now, “All I hear about is how great Matcha is at everything. It’s always Matcha, Matcha, Matcha!” Wait, am I remembering that correctly? Anyway, it’s true. Let’s talk about what matcha is and why Jan is so envious of it. Matcha has been around for centuries, beginning in China and then taking Japan by storm. Read more about its journey here. Because it is shade grown for the last three weeks before harvest, the amount of chlorophyll in its leaves is supercharged. This method of growing also stimulates the production of amino acids, such as theanine, which...