Ingredients You Can Understand

At Atticus, we’re committed to skin health with integrity. Our products are made with clean, ethically sourced ingredients that actually work. That means no irritants or chemicals are banned by any governing body in the world, no animal testing, and no downside.

  • No Phthalates

  • No Animal Testing

  • No PEGS

  • No Irritants

  • No Gluten

  • Reef Safe

  • No Fragrances

  • Ethically Sourced

Key Ingredients

Every iota of our products is superb. Put simply, we use only the best and safest ingredients in our products because those are the only types of products we can stand behind.

Alpine Willowherb (Epilobium Fleischeri) Extract

A well known anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. It is known to help with psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea

Arctic Root (Rhodiola Rosea) Extract

Improves elasticity and collagen production in your skin

Bentonite Clay

Detoxifying absorbent that's great for oily skin

Blue Green Algae (Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae) Extract

Provides top of the line anti-aging, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory benefits

Kakadu Plum (Terminalia Ferdinandiana) Fruit Extract

This all-star fruit has anti-inflammatory properties and its anti-oxidant properties are known to help repair skin from damage from the sun and aging

Kaolin Clay

A gentle cleanser with detoxifying effects

Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora) Leaf Extract

A well rounded ingredient that has shown to have antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties

Rapeseed (Brassica Campestris) Sterols

Antioxidant that fights free radicals to prevent dry and damaged skin

Red Algae (Chondrus Crispus) Extract

Natural antioxidant keeps skin hydrated and repairs skin from damaging environmental pollutants

Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil

Reduces signs and causes of dry skin

Full Glossary


A

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

Thickening agent used to enhance texture and feel

Used in
Green Tea CleanserShea Cleanser

Alanine

Essential amino acid that helps balance moisture levels on the skin

Alpine Willowherb (Epilobium Fleischeri) Extract

A well known anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. It is known to help with psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea

Amylopectin

Thickening agent used to enhance texture and feel

Arctic Root (Rhodiola Rosea) Extract

Improves elasticity and collagen production in your skin

Arginine

An essential amino acid that helps moisturize and smooth skin


B

Bentonite Clay

Detoxifying absorbent that's great for oily skin

Betaine

Essential amino acid which helps to protect and maintain skin hydration

Blue Green Algae (Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae) Extract

Provides top of the line anti-aging, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory benefits


C

C9-12 Alkane

Solvent which helps to dissolve and bind ingredients while softening skin

Caffeyl Glucoside

Antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and photoprotective effects

Caprylhydroxamic Acid

Essential amino acid derived from coconut oil that serves as a gentle preservative to ensure product safety and longevity.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Emollient derived from coconut oil to help skin retain moisture

Ceramide NP

Helps skin retain moisture and its natural protective barrier

Cetearyl Olivate

Fatty acid derived from olive oil that reduces skin water loss, moisturizes and softens skin

Cetyl Glyceryl Ether

Gentle preservative to ensure product safety and longevity.

Cetyl Palmitate

Reduces the signs and causes of dry skin

Chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita) Flower Extract

Natural antioxidant that is anti-inflammatory and calms sensitive skin

Chlorphenesin

Effective preservative used to prevent deterioration and degradation of the natural ingredients

Citric Acid

AHA used to improve texture and overall appearance of skin from aging

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Surfactant causes dirt and oil to easily rinse away

Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

A cleansing, conditioning and thickening agent used in cleanser

Coco-Caprylate

Emollient derived from coconuts that gives a product a soothing and calm feeling.

Coco-Caprylate/Caprate

Derived from coconuts to smooth, moisturize and hydrate skin

Coconut Alkanes

Naturally derived emollient to soften dry, rough skin

Copper Lysinate/Prolinate

Re-energizes skin cells and triggers collagen production to reduce signs of aging

Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Fruit Extract

Natural antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and skin conditioning effects on the skin


D

Decyl Glucoside

Naturally derived, non-irritating skin cleanser

Dextrin

Increases solubility of ingredients

Dimethicone

Moisturizing agent helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, smooth skin and create a protective barrier on your skin


E

Ethylhexylglycerin

Gentle preservative to ensure product safety and longevity


G

Gallyl Glucoside

An antioxidant and skin smoothing agent

Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) Root Extract

A naturally derived anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant

Glutamic Acid

Amino acid that moisturizes and hydrates skin

Glyceryl Stearate SE

Emulsifying and moisturizing agent

Glycine

Helps repair damaged skin and various signs of aging

Green Tea

For deep micro exfoliation

Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis Leaf) Powder

Antioxidant that helps to stimulate collagen and microcirculation while reducing redness, inflammation and irritation


H

Hexyldecanol

Emollient ideal for dry skin environments

Homosalate

Protects skin from the sun and significantly reduces premature aging

Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate

Helps skin retain moisture and reduces irritation

Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer

A common emulsifying and thickening agent


K

Kakadu Plum (Terminalia Ferdinandiana) Fruit Extract

This all-star fruit has anti-inflammatory properties and its anti-oxidant properties are known to help repair skin from damage from the sun and aging

Kaolin Clay

A gentle cleanser with detoxifying effects

Kelp (Laminaria Hyperborea) Extract

A naturally high-powered anti-aging ingredient


L

Lactobacillus Ferment

An anti-microbial and moisturizing agent

Laureth-23

Helps ingredients become water-soluble for use in formulations

Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora) Leaf Extract

A well rounded ingredient that has shown to have antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties

Licorice (Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate)

Helps with the appearance and causes of dry and damaged skin

Lilac (Syringa Vulgaris) Leaf Cell Culture Extract

Leaf stem cells that have shown to inhibit acne bacteria and support wound healing. It also has a higher oxygen radical absorbance capacity than Vitamin C and Green Tea.

Lysine Hydrochloride

A skin conditioning and hydrating agent


M

Maltodextrin

A binding agent and skin softener

Menthyl Lactate

A soothing and cooling agent

Menthyl Nicotinate

Helps improve the appearance and causes of dry or damaged skin

Methylglucoside Phosphate

Reduces the size of pores, bumps, and appearance of sun damage


N

N-Prolyl Palmitoyl Tripeptide-56 Acetate

Improves production of proteins and collagen

Niacinamide

Protects skin from sunlight damage, pollution, toxins, and helps treat acne

Nicotiana Benthamiana Hexapeptide-40 sh-Polypeptide-76

A highly effective anti-oxidant that helps reduce the signs of aging


O

Octisalate

Helps protect skin from UVB rays

Octyldodecanol

A common emulsifying agent

Olive Oil

Not just for cooking


P

PCA

Helps skin retain moisture

Panthenol

A moisturizing agent that helps balance the skins natural water barrier

Pentylene Glycol

An emulsifying agent, moisturizer, and used to increases water-resistance in products with SPF

Piperonyl Glucose

An anti-irritant that can reduce rosacea (flushness) and diminish skin sensitivity

Polydextrose

Humectant that helps skin cling onto water so your skin is moisturized

Polyhydroxystearic Acid

An ingredient used to make zinc oxide go on skin clear

Polymethylsilsesquioxane

Helps products feel soft and lubricating

Polysorbate 20

A common emulsifier

Proline

A anti-aging amino acid that helps your skin product collagen and boost elasticity

Propylheptyl Caprylate

A popular emollient


R

Rapeseed (Brassica Campestris) Sterols

Antioxidant that fights free radicals to prevent dry and damaged skin

Red Algae (Chondrus Crispus) Extract

Natural antioxidant keeps skin hydrated and repairs skin from damaging environmental pollutants

Retinol

An anti-aging ingredient that does many things well including reducing the against the signs of aging, boosting collagen production, and improves skin texture to name a few

Rosmarinyl Glucoside

An excellent soothing and anti-aging ingredient


S

Saccharide Isomerate

A highly potent plant-derived extract that keeps skin hydrated

Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil

Reduces signs and causes of dry skin

Salicylic Acid

A popular and effective anti-acne ingredient

Serine

Helps skin stay hydrated

Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter

Helps skin retain moisture and reduces signs of dry skin

Shea Butter Glycerides

Emulsifying agent and that helps skin feel replenished

Sodium Chloride

It's table salt. We use it as a binder, you use it on food.

Sodium Citrate

Commonly used to adjust pH levels in products

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

A common ingredient used in skin cleansers

Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer

A moisturizing agent that assists the skin's protective barrier

Sodium Lactate

Helps skin replenish and retain moisture

Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate

A go-to emollient for natural products (helps them foam)

Sodium PCA

Helps skin retain moisture

Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate

A common emulsifying agent

Squalane

A tremendous emollient and natural antioxidant

Steareth-2

A common emulsifying agent

Steareth-21

A common emulsifying agent

Stearic Acid

A common emulsifying agent

Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables

Stimulates skin lipids which strengthen skin barrier and hydrates deeper layers of the skin


T

Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) Leaf Oil

A superb anti-bacterial and anti-microbial ingredient

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate

This temperate form of Vitamin C that's suitable for even sensitive skin is known to have has anti-aging benefits

Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate

A stabilizer produced from vegetable matter that helps with products' stability and efficacy

Threonine

A skin conditioning agent (lubricant) used to give products a silky smooth feel

Tin Oxide

A bulking agent that helps our Green Tea Cleanser spread evenly

Titanium Dioxide

In our products, Titanium Dioxide is used to help individual ingredients blend into our Green Tea Cleanser

Trideceth-6 Phosphate

A safe emulsifying agent used in our night creams

Triethoxycaprylylsilane

A common emulsifying agent that keeps oils and other liquids from separating

Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate

Naturally-derived bonding agent that improves the efficacy of cosmetic products.


W

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) Water

Helps repair dry, damaged skin and reduce flaking and acne


X

Xanthan Gum

A thickening agent commonly used in cosmetics and skincare


Z

Zinc Oxide

The gold-standard SPF ingredient that's safe for you and the environment

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