At Kushae, we only use the highest quality, plant-based ingredients to create high-quality and luxurious feminine care products that will not compromise your health.

Keep reading to learn more about our Key Ingredients and their benefits for your skin, vulva, and overall health.

Witch hazel

Witch hazel is a deciduous shrub native to North America. It has long been used medicinally, especially for its astringent properties. The bark and leaves of the shrub contain a natural astringent called tannins, which can help reduce inflammation, soothe skin irritations, and even help to stop bleeding. Witch hazel is often used topically to treat minor skin irritations such as insect bites, sunburn, scrapes, and acne. It can also be used in a diluted form as a facial toner.

Why We Chose It:

  • It is known for its skin-soothing, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. 
  • Witch hazel can be used to help reduce redness, inflammation, and irritation of the skin and vulva. It can also help to reduce acne and pimples, reduce the appearance of scars, and help to protect the skin from environmental damage. 
  • It can also be used to help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.

    Montmorillonite French Green Clay

    Montmorillonite French Green Clay is a naturally occurring mineral clay derived from the hills of Montmorillon, France. It is highly absorbent and has a unique structure that allows it to draw out impurities, toxins, and oils from the skin. It is commonly used in natural skin care products to help detoxify and exfoliate the skin. Montmorillonite French Green Clay has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties; it is rich in minerals like silica, calcium, magnesium, iron, and sodium. Montmorillonite French Green Clay can be used in facial masks, body scrubs, or hair treatments.

    Why We Chose It:

    • It is a highly absorbent clay that can help to draw out dirt, oil, and impurities from the pores, helping to reduce ingrown hair on the vulva or skin. 
    • It can also help to reduce inflammation and redness, soften the skin and improve its texture, and help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 
    • In addition, it can help to reduce pore size, balance out skin tone, and even help to lighten dark spots on the skin.

    Aloe

    Aloe is a succulent plant species that is native to Africa and is known for its medicinal properties. Aloe is used in many natural remedies, such as topical ointments and creams to soothe skin, and aloe juice is popular as a digestive aid. Aloe gel is also used in many beauty products and is known for its ability to moisturize and heal the skin.

    Why We Chose It:

    •  It is a natural moisturizer that can help soothe and hydrate the vulva, dry skin, reduce redness and irritation, and help heal minor cuts and scrapes. 
    • Aloe vera is also an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent that can help reduce acne and acne scarring. 
    • Additionally, aloe vera is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, which can help protect the skin from sun damage and premature aging.

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    Marshmallow Root 

    Marshmallow Root is an herbal supplement derived from the Althaea officinalis plant. It is often used to treat sore throats, coughs, and other respiratory ailments. It has also been used to help reduce inflammation and irritations of the digestive system. It is a rich source of antioxidants, which can help protect the body from oxidative damage and disease. Additionally, Marshmallow Root can be used topically to soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling.

    Why We Chose It:

    • Marshmallow root has been used for centuries to promote healthy skin. It is full of antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from environmental pollution and damage. 
    • It can also help to soothe skin irritation and reduce inflammation. Marshmallow root is also known to be a powerful moisturizer, making it great for dry skin and vulva. 
    • It can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as help to keep skin looking supple and youthful. It's also a natural source of vitamins and minerals, which can help to nourish the skin and keep it looking healthy and vibrant.

    Honey

    Honey is a thick, sticky liquid made by honeybees from the nectar of flowers. It is a popular sweetener and is used in many different culinary recipes. Honey is also known for its medicinal properties, as it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the body from free radicals and other environmental toxins.

    Why We Chose It:

    • Honey has many skin benefits! It is a natural humectant, meaning it helps to keep your skin and vulva hydrated and locks in moisture. 
    • It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties which can help to combat acne and help your vulva fight off bacteria
    • Honey is also known to help brighten skin, reduce inflammation, and help minimize the appearance of pores.

    Arrowroot powder

    Arrowroot powder is a starch extracted from the root of the Maranta arundinacea plant, which is native to the Caribbean islands. It is a white, powdery substance which is often used as a thickening agent in cooking. It is also used in many gluten-free baking recipes as it is a great alternative to wheat flour and is a good source of dietary fiber. It is known for its ability to help digestion, strengthen bones, and improve heart health.

    Why We Chose It:

    • It is often used in skincare products due to its ability to soothe and moisturize the skin. 
    • It is also said to help reduce inflammation and irritation, as well as help with acne and other skin conditions. 
    • It can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Additionally, Arrowroot powder is an all-natural alternative to talc, which is often used as a thickening agent in many cosmetics and skincare products. 

      Seabuckthorn

      Seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) is a deciduous shrub native to Europe and Asia; it grows in coastal areas around the world. It is known for its bright orange berries; these berries are high in vitamins A, C, E, and omega-3 fatty acids. Seabuckthorn is also high in antioxidants, carotenoids, and other essential nutrients that can help boost the immune system and promote overall health. 

      Why We Chose It:

      • It helps reduce inflammation, protect against UV damage, and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. It also encourages cell regeneration, helping to improve skin elasticity, and can help alleviate vulvar dryness, acne, and eczema. 
      • Its high content of vitamins A, C, and E helps to brighten and nourish dull skin. Additionally, seabuckthorn oil is high in essential fatty acids, which help to strengthen and protect the skin barrier.

      Tea tree oil

      Tea tree oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant, native to Australia. It has a powerful antiseptic, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory action, and is widely used as a natural remedy for skin problems such as acne, fungal infections, burns, and cuts. It's also known to help with hair care, as it can help reduce dandruff and promote a healthy scalp.

      Why We Chose It:

      • It can help to reduce inflammation and redness, clear up acne and breakouts, soothe skin irritation, and help to fight fungal infections.
      • It can also help to reduce the appearance of scars, minimize pore size, and kill bacteria that can cause acne. 
      • Tea tree oil can be used as a daily moisturizer and toner.

      Calendula 

      Calendula is a plant with daisy-like yellow or orange flowers. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, such as skin inflammation and irritation, wounds, bruises, and burns. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antiviral properties. It's often used in skincare products such as lotions, creams, and ointments due to its healing and protective effects.

      Why We Chose It:

      • Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties make it great for treating skin irritations like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. 
      • It also helps to heal wounds, reduce scars, and soothe sunburns. Calendula also has antioxidant and anti-aging benefits, as it helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. 
      • It also helps to hydrate and soften the skin and vulva, making it a great addition to any skincare or vulvar routine.

      This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.