Ingredients

CQuell uses efficacious, sensitive skin friendly purified plant extracts and clinically proven ingredients to make problem-solving products. All product formulations contain at least one ingredient from the hemp plant, a powerhouse of skin soothing oils, cannabinoids, polyphenols, and terpenes.

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AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNAL FLOUR (COLLOIDAL OATMEAL)

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Oats

What it does

Temporarily soothes and protects skin due to minor itching and rashes

Why we choose it

FDA approved skin protectant - USP (pharmaceutical) grade to ensure that there is no gluten contamination

BEHENYL ALCOHOL

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Vegetable or Synthetic

What it does

Helps regulate viscosity and ensures even spreadability.

Why we choose it

Fatty alchohol that acts as an emulsifier and thickening agent

BENZYL ALCOHOL

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Vegetable

What it does

Prevents formulas from growing bacteria and other microorganisms

Why we choose it

A naturally-derived preservative, we use sparingly and in tiny amounts to ensure that it isn't irritating

BISABOLOL

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

German Chamomile

What it does

Reduces inflammation and irritation

Why we choose it

A skin soothing sesquiterpene, proven in sensitive skin care formulas for years

CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) OIL (CBD)

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Hemp oil

What it does

Has the potential to reduce redness, irritation, and signs of aging through a variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory mechanisms.

Why we choose it

A superstar multi-tasking ingredient, derived from hemp, purified to ensure that is intoxicant-free, 3rd party lab tested

CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Hemp seeds

What it does

Oils high in linoleic acid have been shown to reduce inflammation and reinforce the skin's natural barrier

Why we choose it

An oil extremely high in linoleic acid content

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Coconut and/or Palm

What it does

Thickens formulas and provides a protective layer to the skin to lock in moisture

Why we choose it

Compatible for most skin types, even those with sensitive skin

CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Coconut and/or Palm

What it does

Conditions and adds moisture to skin

Why we choose it

A non-irritating humectant that also stabilizes and has been shown to increase the antimicrobial activity of preservatives

CAPRYLYL METHICONE

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Synthetic

What it does

Liquid silicone that makes a formula easier to apply

Why we choose it

Safe silicone that is compatible both with other silicones and with natural plant oils

CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Safflower

What it does

Oils high in linoleic acid have been shown to reinforce the skin's natural barrier

Why we choose it

An oil extremely high in linoleic acid content

CETEARYL ALCOHOL

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Coconut and/or Palm

What it does

Soothes and moisturizes while keeping oils and liquids from separating.

Why we choose it

Fatty acid emulsifier that does not dry out the skin

CETEARYL OLIVATE

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Olive oil

What it does

Reduces skin water loss, has a high moisturizing effect, is hypoallergenic and biomimics the skin.

Why we choose it

Naturally-derived emulsifier

CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Synthetic

What it does

Allows for the combination of natural plant oils and skin protecting silicones

Why we choose it

Safe silicone emulsifier

CITRIC ACID

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Fermentation of Cassava, Corn or Molasses

What it does

Lowers pH of a formula

Why we choose it

Decades of use in cosmetics

DIMETHICONE

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Synthetic

What it does

It makes the skin smooth, creates a subtle gloss and forms a protective barrier. Softens and increases the elasticity of scars

Why we choose it

Well-studied skin protectant that is non-comedogenic

DIMETHICONE / VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Synthetic

What it does

Allows for combination of different silicone ingredients

Why we choose it

Safe silicone

DIMETHYL ISOSORBIDE

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Synthetic

What it does

Releases actives slowly into upper layers of skin

Why we choose it

Gently delivers ingredients

DISODIUM EDTA

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Synthetic

What it does

Helps to prevent cosmetic formulations from deteriorating

Why we choose it

Protects the integrity of formulas from unwanted consistency changes, pH, odor or texture changes

ETHOXYDIGLYCOL

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Synthetic

What it does

Solubilizer and is an efficacy booster for functional ingredients

Why we choose it

Safe and non-irritating when used in low amounts

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Palm, Coconut, Rapeseed and/or Sunflower

What it does

Prevents formulas from growing bacteria and other microorganisms

Why we choose it

Preservative alternative to parabens that naturally protects formulas from microbial contamination and deterioration caused by exposure

GLYCERYL STEARATE

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Coconut, Olive, Palm, Rapeseed, Safflower, Soy or Sunflower

What it does

Enhances and thickens a formula's texture for a smooth and creamy appearance

Why we choose it

Effective emulsifier and stabilizer that easily penetrates skin to help slow water loss resulting in deep hydration

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Sunflower Seeds

What it does

Oils high in linoleic acid have been shown to reduce inflammation and reinforce the skin's natural barrier

Why we choose it

An oil extremely high in linoleic acid content

HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) SEED OIL

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Sea Buckthorn seeds

What it does

Oils high in linoleic acid have been shown to reduce inflammation and reinforce the skin's natural barrier

Why we choose it

An oil extremely high in linoleic acid content

MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Synthetic

What it does

Thickens and stabilizes formulas to create balm texture, leaves protective layer on skin

Why we choose it

Pharmaceutical grade, contaminant-free wax

OLEIC ACID

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Olive Plant

What it does

Replenishes lost moisture and nourishes without clogging pores.

Why we choose it

Fatty acid emulsifier that absorbs easily into the skin and enhances a formula's texture.

POLYSILICONE-11

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Synthetic

What it does

Stable delivery of actives

Why we choose it

Safe silicone elastomer

PALMITAMIDE MEA

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Synthetic

What it does

Acts as a viscosity controlling agent, with reported additional beneficial skin soothing benefits

Why we choose it

Considered by some to be an endocannabinoid, this bioidentical ingredient has been studied in eczema and sensitive skin care formulas extensively

PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Avocado

What it does

Emollient, hydrating, and anti-oxidant

Why we choose it

Natural nourishing oil, rich in fatty acids and vitamins

PETROLATUM USP

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Synthetic

What it does

Protects skin by forming a physical barrier while providing emollient, skin smoothing properties

Why we choose it

Well-studied ingredient and skin protectant for eczema and sensitive skin, pharmaceutical (USP) grade

PPG-12/SMDI COPOLYMER

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Synthetic

What it does

Creates a protective film on skin and has been shown to reduce irritation

Why we choose it

Advanced film-forming agent

PROPANEDIOL

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Corn

What it does

Reduces the viscosity of thicker formulations for a smoother texture

Why we choose it

A renewably sourced alternative to petroleum-derived glycols

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Mineral

What it does

Raises pH of a formula

Why we choose it

A highly alkaline pH adjuster that only needs to be used in very low amounts to be effective

SORBITAN OLIVATE

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Sugar & Olive Oil

What it does

Helps to keep oil and water containing formulas stable

Why we choose it

PEG-free, vegetable raw material based emulsifier

SORBITAN STEARATE

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Sugar & Vegetable Oil

What it does

Helps to keep oil and water containing formulas stable

Why we choose it

PEG-free, vegetable raw material based emulsifier

SQUALANE

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Olive oil

What it does

Softens and smooths skin through its emollient qualities

Why we choose it

A bioidentical ingredient, well-tolerated by sensitive skin

TOCOPHEROL

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Synthetic

What it does

Helps to keep the formula stable and extends shelf-life

Why we choose it

Antioxidant added to formulas, found naturally occuring in many oils

VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Grape seeds

What it does

Oils high in linoleic acid have been shown to reduce inflammation and reinforce the skin's natural barrier

Why we choose it

An oil extremely high in linoleic acid content

WATER (AQUA)

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Water

What it does

Universal solvent and adds moisture to skin

Why we choose it

Natural and clean

XANTHAN GUM

Synthetic

Naturally Derived

Natural

Source

Fermentation of Sugar

What it does

Enhances texture and controls viscosity for optimal performance

Why we choose it

Well documented gum used to help stabilize ingredients