What is 141 Beauty?
I started 141 BEAUTY in March 2020 because I have been diagnosed with the skin condition eczema . I had researched into traditional treatments for such skin conditions, and was horrified to discover that not only does your skin absorb up to 60% of what you put onto it into your blood stream - and so your health can be affected long term - but the majority of products on the market were full of irritants and synthetic ingredients.
So I set out to create a range of skincare products that not only I could trust, but others could too, and help you feel confident in your own skin again.Our products are still carefully crafted by hand by our skilled team to ensure the highest quality, and we never include animal-derived ingredients (such as beeswax), Parabens, SLS, Silicones, Mineral oils or derivatives of petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, artificial colours, or anything else confusing and synthetic.
We believe in harnessing the therapeutic aspect of essential oils, base oils, butters and waxes in each of our products help to nourish and nurture your skin - that's what we call plant power!
141 BEAUTY also donates $1.00 from every sale to a foundation of choice that is selected at random at the beginning of every month. This is our way of showing back. One. For. One. We pride our business model on giving back to those in need. With every order, you are helping someone in need.
Vegan / Vegetarian Products Only:
What is a Vegan / Vegetarian Product?
Vegan / Vegetarian-friendly beauty products are free of any animal-derived ingredients obtained as a result of animal slaughter. These can also include animal-derived ingredients that do not involve animal slaughter, like honey, beeswax and lanolin.
NOTE ABOUT OUR VEGETARIAN PRODUCTS :
Recently, we discovered that that we had labelled a number of products as vegan, and they may not be.
It’s possible that some of our products contain the resin of a lac bug (like a beetle), which is used to create ambrettolide, a fragrance ingredient in some of our formulas. We have strict standards for what we classify as vegan, so to be on the safe side, we will no longer consider these products vegan. You can be sure they are 100% vegetarian.
Essential oils have been used for centuries to naturally help all sorts of different ailments using botanical ingredients. The word ‘botanical’ is linked to nature, in other words, the products prepared from plants, flowers, and various different herbs. We are all becoming more and more conscious of the benefits of using naturally prepared products. Check out all our amazing perfumes! We use a strong blend for all of our perfumes to ensure they last unlike competitors.
Benefits of vitamin e
What are the Benefits of Vitamin E?
Protects Lipid Barrier: "Vitamin E keeps lipids fresh in your skin," explains celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau. "This helps to keep your skin's protective barrier intact. [Keeping it intact] can help seal up little cracks created in the skin's barrier that can cause moisture to escape and leave the skin feeling tight and dry."
Keeps Skin Moist: As such, vitamin E allows for the long-lasting moisture retention between your skin cells; much longer than products without it. According to Rouleau, it doles out up to 16 hours of hydration.
Heals Skin: Schep explained to us why Vitamin E is so beloved: "The prime benefit of vitamin E is the capability to accelerate healing of skin damage such as burns and wounds by as much as 50% of rate. It is an antioxidant and will heal the skin from sunburn and any form of irritation and injury. It also has the capability to increase moisture content of the skin. As such, it has skin anti-aging capability."
It's an Antioxidant: Vitamin E offers antioxidant (fat-soluble) benefits as well—it helps neutralize harmful free radicals and, due to its antioxidant benefit, can discourage sebum (oil) oxidation, which prevents blackheads. "The words 'anti' and 'oxidant' refer to antioxidation," notes Rouleau. "Since the tip of the hardened and blocked oil in the pores turns dark from oxidation, vitamin E may help slow that process down."
Soothes Skin: Formulas containing vitamin E provide conditioning to environmentally exposed skin; the ingredient works to smooth your skin and make it feel comfortable after irritation from pollution and sun damage.
Protects From the Sun: According to Duke University Medical Center researchers, the vitamin has photo-protective purposes as well. "When vitamin E is combined with vitamin C and used under sunscreen, it can provide four times the protection of sunscreen alone," says Rouleau.
benefits of jojoba oil
What are the Benefits of Jojoba Oil for Skin?
No matter in what form or formula it comes in, the long list of benefits it delivers remains the same.
Helps maintain skin hydration: As is the case with other oils, jojoba oil is a great emollient, softening and smoothing your complexion. And when it's combined with occlusive ingredients, such as beeswax, it also helps protect the skin barrier, reducing trans-epidermal water loss and sealing in moisture, notes Dr. Nussbaum. At the same time, because it does act so similarly to our skin's oil, it helps balance out those levels, useful for anyone dealing with either too much or too little natural oil.
Offers antioxidant protection: "Jojoba oil is rich in flavonoids and vitamin E, a potent antioxidant that defends the skin against oxidative damage, which contributes to signs of aging," says Chang. While she adds that more studies are needed to confirm its direct anti-aging benefits, it's still a good option to use at any age, to help both protect and brighten the skin.
Has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe skin: Dealing with eczema, rosacea, or a generally sensitive complexion? Jojoba oil is saving grace for reducing redness and keeping skin calm and comfortable, says Dr. Nussbaum. Along with the vitamin E found in the oil, it's also a good source of B-complex vitamins, she adds. These vitamins, along with the anti-inflammatory effects, make it useful for wound healing, which is why Native Americans originally started using it all those years ago.
Is useful in helping treat acne: For acne-prone skin, jojoba oil takes the cake. First and foremost, it's non-comedogenic and won't clog pores, an imperative quality to search for if you have oily skin but still want to use an oil. Two, you're reaping all those anti-inflammatory benefits (as well as possible antibacterial properties, though more research need to be done), both of which can help knock out breakouts. And finally, there's the fact that it can balance out your skin's natural oil production. "Since an over production of sebum can often cause breakouts, using jojoba oil has been shown to ease acne," explains Dr. Nussbaum.
benefits of grapeseed oil
What are the Benefits of Grapeseed Oil?
Combats breakouts: "Grapeseed oil is excellent for treating oily or acne-prone skin," says Plescia. "It’s high in linoleic acid, also known as omega-6 fatty acid, which in addition to fortifying the skin’s barrier and helping to reduce water loss from the skin, may help with acne."
Lessens redness: "Some studies have also shown linoleic acid to be anti-inflammatory, great for inflamed and red skin often associated with breakouts," says Dr. Plescia.
Lightens scars: Grapeseed oil contains powerful antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids that work together to fade dark spots and lighten scars. Studies have shown that it can help speed up the healing process and decrease the formation of keloid scars.
Hydrates and firms: Being that grapeseed oil contains vitamin E—an ingredient commonly found in expensive eye creams that reduces inflammation—as well as moisturizing fatty acids, it can help skin appear tighter and more youthful.
Boosts collagen:Oral studies have shown that grapeseed oil can help repair sun damage and boost collagen repair. In fact, some research suggests it can reduce the appearance of fine lines and stretch marks.
Anti-microbial: Dr. Plescia says that grapeseed oil's anti-microbial properties mean that it deeply cleanses the skin. "Grapeseed oil is mildly astringent and purifying with some antimicrobial properties, often attributed to the level of polyphenolic compounds called catechins," she notes.
Prevents free-radical damage: Grapeseed oil is rich in many other advantageous compounds, including beta-carotene, vitamins D, C, E, and polyphenols. "These compounds have excellent antioxidant abilities making grapeseed oil a strong source of antioxidant benefits, including free radical scavenging and protection from environmental aggressors such UV radiation or pollution," notes Dr. Plescia.
Lessens hyperpigmentation: As mentioned above, it's a jack-of-all trades. So in addition to fighting breakouts, it helps with sun damage and hyerpigmentation. "Grapeseed oil is often used as an ingredient in products designed for oily or acne prone skin as well as dry skin and hyperpigmentation," says Dr. Zeichner.
Evens skin tone: As it contains the antioxidant proanthocyanidin, grapeseed oil "may help to even out skin tone when used consistently," says Dr. King.