Considered sacred by the Inca Indians for its valuable life-supporting nutrients, quinoa has flourished in the Peruvian Andes for over 5,000 years. Known in Quechua, the language of the Incas, as chisiya mama or "mother grain," quinoa is very rich in protein more than all other grains. Today, Aveda sustainably sources quinoa for the protein in our Damage Remedy™ restructuring hair care.
The pomegranate, a Persian native, is one of the world's oldest known fruits. Full of anti-oxidants, it's also a source of Vitamin B and potassium. Pomegranate seed oil in our Nourish-Mint™ Renewing Lip Treatment is high in oleic acid—similar to skin's natural lipids—to help repair the epidermis barrier surface of lips.