OUR INGREDIENTS

Often times, our hormones change due to our cycles or endocrine disorders, which can lead to imbalances in our system. Susan & Me uses endocrine disruption-free ingredients that are safe for daily use and won't worsen your symptoms.

Our ingredient library encompasses over forty natural ingredients that are effective for skin, hair, and emotional well-being. 

Aloe Vera

Leaf Juice

Aloe Vera can treat an array of skin conditions and is safe for sensitive and acne prone skin. Its Anti-inflammatory properties help calm breakouts, alleviate itchiness, soothe irritations and boost wound healing.

Avocado Oil

Cold Pressed

Rich in lecithin and Vitamin A/Retinol, avocado oil restores levels of hydration within the skin and helps accelerate skin renewal and cellular turnover. With key nutrients like Potassium and omega-6 fatty acids, avocados help main skin health by strengthening skin’s moisture barrier and supporting collagen production.

Babassu Oil

Cold Pressed

Fortified with fatty acids that deeply moisturize and restore elasticity to hair, babassu oil nourishes hair strands, reducing frizz and preventing split ends.

Baobab Oil

Cold Pressed

High in omega-3 fatty acids which provide an abundance of moisture needed for dry or low porosity hair. Baobab oil helps strengthen weak, brittle hair and reduces the amount of dandruff.

Black Cumin Seed Oil

Cold Pressed - Unrefined

A powerhouse ingredient for healthy hair, black cumin seed oil is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. Containing two powerful antihistamines–nigellone and thymoquinone, this oil works to fight against hair loss, stimulate new growth and improve scalp health.

Candelilla

Plant Wax

A hypoallergenic plant wax, candelilla is safe for vegans and those with sensitive skin. An excellent moisturizing sealant for dry skin, this wax helps revitalize flaky skin and improve skin texture. When used in hair products, candelilla wax creates a protective barrier for hair strands, preventing moisture loss and breakage.

Cedarwood

Essential Oil - Steam Distilled

For minimizing hair loss, cedarwood oil is a natural remedy in the treatment of alopecia. Extracted from the bark of cedar trees through steam distillation, cedarwood contains cedol, a sesquiterpene that helps improve circulation to the scalp and stimulate hair follicles. For mental health, cedarwood is a restorative oil, helping to ground the soul, relax the body and calm the mind.

Cherry Kernel Oil

Cold Pressed

Made from the Brazilian sweet cherry pit, cherry kernel oil  regenerative properties are great for mature skin. Containing an abundant source of phenolic compounds and fatty acids (omegas 6 & 9), this oil stimulates collagen production, improves skin’s elasticity, and restores aging skin.

Cocoa Butter

Organic - Unrefined (Ghana)

An occlusive emollient that acts as a protective barrier to prevent moisture loss. Rich in Vitamins B & K to help prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and blemishes.

Coconut Oil

Cold Pressed - Unrefined

Known for its nourishing benefits for skin and hair, coconut oil has a multitude of rich fatty acids that reduce dryness and add luster to skin and hair. Containing lauric acid which is known for its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, coconut oil can minimize inflammation and eliminate bacteria found on the skin or scalp.

Flax Seed Oil

Cold Pressed

Containing a reliable source of nutrients essential for hair growth, flaxseed oil is rich in vitamins E, B1, B2, B6, and biotin. These compounds are crucial for scalp health, optimizing hair growth and improving hair’s texture. The omega-3 fatty acids present in flaxseed oil can help in strengthening your hair, help strands retain moisture, and prevent breakage.

Glycerin

Sourced from Vegetables

A natural humectant, glycerin helps draw water to the surface of the skin thereby increasing skin’s hydration, alleviating dryness, and revitalizing skin’s appearance.

Grapefruit Seed Oil

Cold Pressed

Full of rich nutrients and antioxidants that promote healthy skin, grapefruit seed oil can reverse free radical damage and premature signs of aging. A healthy source of Vitamin C and d-Limonene, this oil protects skin against sun damage and minimizes inflammation.

Grapeseed Oil

Cold Pressed

Offering a range of benefits and suitable for all skin types, grapeseed oil is a moisturizing non-comedogenic oil that’s excellent for moisturizing dull, dehydrated skin without clogging pores. Rich in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, grapeseed oil promotes collagen restoration at the cellular level while minimizing the appearance of pores and premature signs of aging.

Guar Gum

Sourced from Guar Beans

Made from guar beans, guar gum is a natural emulsifying and thickening agent in skincare products.

Hemp Seed Oil

Cold Pressed - Unrefined

Rich in key proteins and healthy fatty acids, hemp oil helps optimize hair growth through length retention. It seals hair strands to prevent hair breakage by enhancing lubrication of the shaft, ensuring that hair retains moisture.

Jamaican Black Castor Seed Oil

Cold Pressed - Unrefined

For stronger,healthier hair, Jamaican black castor oil contains the necessary properties for maximizing hair growth. Made from roasted castor beans, this oil is rich in essential amino acids that improve blood flow to the scalp and invigorate hair follicles as well as healthy fatty acids that moisturize scalp and relieve dryness and dandruff.

Jojoba Seed Oil

Cold Pressed

This multifaceted oil is ideal for all skin types. A non-comedogenic oil that regulates sebum production, jojoba is great for those with acne prone or oily skin. Used to heal skin damage, the high levels of vitamins E and B in jojoba oil can treat dry skin issues such as eczema by helping to repair chaffed skin and strengthen the epidermis while moisturizing.

Lavender 

Essential Oil - Steam Disilled

For mental health, lavender's calming and sedative properties help combat stress and induce relaxation.In skincare, its antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties help reduce inflammation and itchiness associated with eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions.

Litsea Cubeba

Essential Oil - Steam Distilled

Relatively known as May Chang, Litsea Cubeba oil is derived from the berries of the Chinese evergreen tree. Its wonderful uplifting aroma soothes tension and energizes the spirit. In skincare, it helps balance sebum production and its antiseptic properties reduce inflammation and eliminate bacteria on skin’s surface.

Macadamia Nut Oil

Cold Pressed

Containing rich fatty acids that help nourish hair follicles, macadamia nut oil adds luster to dull dry hair. It’s loaded with nutrients that revitalize strands, reversing hair damage and improving texture so that hair grows healthy and strong.

Mango Butter

Organic - Unrefined (India)

An effective moisturizer, mango butter will leave skin feeling soft and remain supple throughout the day. With a combination of Vitamins A, C and E, mango butter provides skin with protection against harmful UV rays, helps strengthen skin’s epidermis and support collagen production.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Cold Pressed

A sebum balancing emollient, meadowfoam seed oil keeps skin moisturized and helps active ingredients penetrate skin’s surface. Rich in vitamins and linoleic acid, this oil helps strengthen skin’s protective layer to prevent epidermal moisture loss.

Olive Oil

Cold Pressed

Loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, olive oil contributes to healthier looking skin by warding off free radicals and repairing damaged skin tissues over time. Natural components such as squalene makes olive oil a staple skincare ingredient for mature skin given its anti-aging properties. 

Palmarosa

Essential Oil - Steam Distilled

After a period of stress, using palmarosa oil can help balance mood and lessen the impact of anxiety and stress. A famous skincare ingredient, palmarosa oil is esteemed for containing a high percentage of geraniol which is wonderful for treating skin irritations, breakouts, and minor skin infections.

Papaya Seed Oil

Cold Pressed

Potent source of vitamins A, B, and C, papaya oil effectively moisturizes and improves skin's elasticity. Rich in omega 9 essential fatty acid, this nurturing oil contains a unique enzyme called papain which dissolves dry skin and stimulates cell turnover resulting in softer supple skin.

Peppermint

Essential Oil - Steam Distilled

Our three-strand blend has been formulated to treat hair loss that is the direct result of hormonal imbalances or poor blood circulation. Containing a higher natural concentration of menthol than single strand peppermint, our super mint recipe stimulates every pore and hair follicle with a gentle tingle.

Pomegranate Seed Oil

Cold Pressed

Possessing a massive store of vitamins A, C, and K, pomegranate oil provides superior moisturizing ability. High concentrations of omega 6 and 5 fatty acids, palmitic acid and phytosterols help aid in reviving skin’s appearance, boosting collagen production and restoring the epidermis.

Pumpkin Seed Oil

Cold Pressed - Unrefined

Highly regarded as a natural source of Zinc, a key mineral in the fight against hair loss, pumpkin seed oil helps reduce hair fall and shedding by strengthening hair at the root. Cold pressed from pumpkin seeds, this nutrient dense oil contains sterols that block enzymes that trigger hair loss.

Rice Bran Oil

Cold Pressed

Effective in brightening the look of your skin, rice bran oil has a high level of Vitamins B & E to help improve the texture and tone of skin. Its natural elements help boost collagen production and also reduce the appearance of dark spots while strengthening skin's defenses.

Rosemary

Essential Oil - Steam Distilled

To treat hair loss, rosemary oil stimulates circulation in the scalp and delivers healthy blood flow to hair follicles. Helping to foster hair growth by optimizing scalp health, rosemary reduces inflammation on the scalp resulting from dandruff or skin conditions.

Safflower Oil

Cold Pressed

Through a skin healing compound of linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acids), keratin and vitamin E, safflower oil helps improve skin’s overall texture and appearance. As a non-comedogenic oil, it’s safe for oily skin and with daily use can help maintain the integrity of the outer layer of your skin.

Sandalwood

Essential Oil - Steam Distilled

With a stock full of antioxidants, sandalwood oil helps improve skin’s structure and elasticity of skin cells. Its unique qualities help balance skin tone and improve overall complexion. It’s antimicrobial properties make it a promising treatment for inflammation of the skin resulting from acne breakouts or eczema or psoriasis. For mental health, sandalwood oil helps improve mood and attentiveness. It provides mental clarity and restores the ability to focus.

Shea Butter

Organic - Unrefined (Ghana)

Native to the continent of Africa, shea butter is produced from the nut of the karite tree, also known as the tree of life. Due to its high fatty acid and vitamin E content, shea butter is an excellent moisturizer for hair. It creates an occlusive barrier around hair strands to prevent breakage and moisture loss. A rich emollient that’s excellent for all skin types, shea butter can help heal a plethora of skin conditions ranging from eczema to psoriasis. It contains vitamins A, E, and F– all of which are optimal for skin health. These vitamins help restore skin’s moisture barrier, heal dry, cracked skin and help skin cells regenerate. Shea butter is earth’s secret to healthy, youthful looking skin.

Spearmint Oil

Essential Oil - Steam Distilled

An effective combatant against hormonal hair loss, spearmint is an effective treatment for androgenic alopecia due to its DHT prohibiting effect. Medical research has revealed spearmint to be a powerful anti-androgen and with proven ability to reduce free testosterone. Essential for hair growth, spearmint oil improves circulation and oxygen distribution in the scalp to help hair grow more quickly while minimizing hair fall and shedding.

Sunflower Seed Oil

Cold Pressed

Having a vast supply of vitamins and antioxidants that keep skin healthy and youthful, sunflower seed oil is ideal for mature skin types. Possessing a key nutrient–vitamin K, sunflower oil helps stimulate collagen production and improve skin’s elasticity. A naturally high content of linoleic acid ensures that skin is able to maintain moisture and helps prevent recurring dryness.

Sweet Almond Oil

Cold Pressed

For skin that needs repair, sweet almond oil is vital to the skin's toolkit. Working together with Vitamins A and E, omega-3 fatty acids help improve the overall appearance of skin by minimizing blemishes and bruising. A high amount of copper and zinc help protect skin, reverse signs of damage and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Sweet Orange Oil

Essential Oil - Steam Distilled

Containing a healthy store of Vitamin C, sweet orange oil’s anti-inflammatory properties help soothe inflamed scalp, reduce dandruff and alleviate itchiness associated with dry scalp. Vitamin C–a key component in collagen production, sweet orange oil helps revitalize dull strands and support the growth of healthier, stronger hair.

Vanilla Planifolia 

Heat Extraction

Rich in antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and reverse skin damage, vanilla oil is great for treating damaged or inflamed skin. For centuries it has been used in mental health to treat depression and irritability. Its calming effects relax the nerves and provide relief from anger, restlessness and anxiety.

Walnut Oil

Cold Pressed 

Essential for the acceleration of hair growth, walnut oil is high in potassium, protein, and omega-3 fatty acid. All of these nutrients play an important role in hair health. Together, they ensure hair retains moisture and stays conditioned and strands remain strong from root to end; eliminating breakage. Walnuts provide an excellent source of copper and zinc which can increase the size of hair follicles, adding to hair fullness, stimulate growth and stop thinning of hair.

Wheat Germ Oil

Cold Pressed 

Dark spots don’t stand a chance. Being a great source of vitamins A, B, D and E, wheat germ oil helps neutralize blemishes, scars, and age spots on the skin. With essential vitamins and antioxidants, this oil can reduce skin damage and stimulate collagen production–leading to a smoother, even-toned complexion.