With a background in biochemistry and years of experience in R & D in the personal care industry, we have seen the skincare world goes in fads and trends.
Lots of brands play with fear, but it’s a marketing game we don’t play.
We prefer facts over unsubstantiated claims. We value safe and ethically produced products. We also understand what ingredients are necessary to deliver the high performance that our products promise.
We therefore only use naturally derived ingredients combined with science-based technologies to bring you products of a high standard in performance and efficiency.
We pride ourselves on bringing you honest, clean skincare of a superior standard.
This is the magic of BOA.
If you have specific questions, please reach out here and we will get back to you.
For the more detail-oriented amongst us, here is a list of exactly what we have used in our products.
Calcium Carbonate (natural mineral) | Kaolin (natural mineral) | Aqua (water), Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil (emollient) | Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Butter (natural moisturizing factor) | Magnesium Stearate (imparts smooth feel) | Myristyl Alcohol and Myristyl Glucoside (emollient) | 1.2 Octanediol | 2-Phenoxyethanol (widely used and globally approved safe preservative) | Tetrasodium EDTA (chelating agent)
Calcium Carbonate is a natural mineral that acts as an absorbent of impurities.
Kaolin is a naturally occurring clay mineral (silicate of aluminum) used in cosmetics for its absorbent properties.
Jojoba oil is an essential fatty acids from the jojoba plant, broken down by water to form a new complex. Jojoba esters function as skin-softening agents.
Jojoba butter is similar to one of the natural substances that you have in your upper layer of skin. It helps keep your skin smooth, hydrated and healthy-looking. Topical application helps reinforce skin’s surface so skin takes on a younger, well-nourished appearance.
NMFs (Natural Moisturizing Factors) make up an expansive group of ingredients that include amino acids, lactic acid, sodium PCA, various sugars and minerals, and peptides. Together with the naturally occurring lipids in skin (examples would be ceramides, cholesterol, and glycosaminoglycans), NMF’s work to keep skin’s surface intact and supple.
Myristyl alcohol (not a real alcohol) is a lighter-weight fatty alcohol that functions as a thickener, emulsion stabilizer, and emollient. This gives the product a very nice feel when you use it with water.
Phenoxyethanol is a widely used synthetic preservative that has global approval for use in all cosmetic products in concentrations up to 1%. It works in a large range of formulas and pH ranges, has broad spectrum activity against many pathogens you don’t want multiplying in your skincare products. It is stable and compatible with many other preservatives used in cosmetics. It is purified before it is used in cosmetic formulations and is used at a very low concentration in the product to assure the safety of the product under various use conditions.
EDTA is a chelating agents are used to prevent minerals present in formulation from bonding to other ingredients. Used at a very low amount.