The list of the ingredients we use

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Acacia Senegal Gum

Senegalia senegal is a small thorny deciduous tree from the genus Senegalia, which is known by several common names, including Gum acacia, Gum arabic tree, Sudan gum and Sudan gum arabic. Acacia Senegal Gum is also responsible for its anti-inflammatory activity, an added benefit especially in anti-aging skin care products.

Acai Berries Oil

Acai berries are gathered by hand from protected regions of the Amazon rainforest and then cold pressed to yield the freshest, purest oil possible. This oil is mainly composed of anthocyanins (water-soluble pigment), phytosterols and essential fatty acids (EFA). Widely used as an anti-ageing agent due to its phytosterol content: that stimulates the metabolism of cells and reduces inflammation. Anthocyanins are present in high amounts. They are responsible for its colour and antioxidant properties. The seeds and pulp of Acai berries have been used for centuries by the natives of Brazil for their unmatched healing and nutritional properties. The Acai berry abounds in essential fatty acids such as Omega 3, Omega 6, and Omega 9.

Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract

Derived from the sugar maple tree, this extract is a source of natural alpha hydroxy acid which slough off dead skin cells to improve skin's appearance.

Aloe Vera Juice Extract - Organic

(Aloe barbadensis) - is part of succulent family, grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agriculture and medicinal uses. Aloe Vera’s therapeutic properties are known from ancient times. Ancient Egyptians called it as the ‘plant of immortality’.

Active compounds found in Aloe Vera – amino acids, enzymes, hormones, salicylic acid, saponins, sterols, vitamins A(beta-carotene), B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, E, minerals calcium, chrome, copper, iron, magnesium and others, polysaccharides and anthraquinones – provide its antiseptic, antiinflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antioxidant properties.

What it does:

Moisturising – deeply moistures the skin without making it greasy and clogging the pores, hydrates and softens the skin. Ideal also for aftershave treatment.

Anti-aging protection – provides defence against free radicals, promotes new collagen production, tones and tightens the skin.

Sunburn treatment – cools and soothes the skin, accelerates the healing process.

Remedy for acne – purifies and cleanses the skin, lighten blemishes and diminishes the pores.

Reducing stretch marks – regenerates cells and stimulates their growth, decreases inflammation and redness.

Healing wounds and insect bites – eases the pain, comforts the irritations, speeds up healing process.

Antibacterial CO2 Extract

Salvia Triloba (Sage) Leaf Extract, and Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, and Curcuma Xanthorrhiza Root Extract, and Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Cone Extract, and Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, and Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, and Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf Extract, and Trachyspermum Ammi (Ajowain) Fruit Extract - This is a CO2 extract and a natural and food grade preservative free of any solvent or heavy metal residues and effective at a very low dosage as a stand-alone preservative or a co-preservative. The product is a dark-brown and high viscosity liquid and is a mixture of the extracts from Ajowain seeds, Oregano leaves, Clove buds, Curcuma Xanthorriza roots, Licorice roots, Hop cones and Sage leaves.

Apple Fruit Extract

Vitamin rich. It contains a high level of Vitamin C, polyphenols and a wide array of trace minerals. Acidic apple extract helps to protect the skin from free radical damage which in turn helps to slow the signs of aging, hydrate and plump skin

Apricot Kernel Oil - Organic

Is extracted from seeds of the Apricot (Prunus armeniaca). The oil can be obtained from kernels using solvent extraction, or cold pressed It is a light oil and is suitable for those with sensitive skin as well.

Apricot kernel oil contains higher levels of total phytosterols, tocopherols and b-carotene. It is quickly absorbed by the skin and considered a very light and nourishing oil, that is recommended for all skin types. Due to its polyphenols content, it has photoprotective effects, improves skin elasticity and tones. It also improves collagen retention and production, diminishing signs of aging and soothes sensitive skin.

Aracaidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Glucoside, Aqua

Natural palm-free emulsifier based on rapeseed colza oil.

Argan Oil - Organic

Argan oil is derived from the nuts of the argan tree. The fruit of the tree is green and resembles an olive, but is larger. Inside, there is a hard-shelled nut which can contain up to three kernels from which the argan oil is then extracted. The traditional production of this oil is demanding, it takes about 100kg of fruits to make just 2-3 litres of oil. Traditionally, Argan oil was used extensively in Morocco as a topical oil to treat dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles, joint pain, and skin inflammation. It is also used to prevent hair loss and dry hair. 

Argan oil is rich in Omega-6 fatty acid, which means it helps with skin rejuvenation and skin elasticity. Many of argan oil's specific health benefits are attributed to its composition of unsaponifiable matter (1% of total concentration) and high tocopherol content. It is used in products for mature skin but is said to be effective in eye care products as well. It is easily absorbed into the skin and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. The oil performs anti-sebum activity, reducing greasiness and improving appearance of oily facial skin.

What it does:

Moisturising – deeply moistures the skin without making it greasy and clogging the pores, hydrates and softens the skin.

Reduces sebum production – ideal for oily skin, it balances and neutralizes skin’s natural sebum production.

Anti-aging protection – boosts skins circulation and stimulates cell activity and renewal, helps fade age spots and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Stretch mark treatment – increases elasticity and smooths the skin’s texture, reduces irritations and redness.

Heals damaged skin – repairs cracked heels, soothes sunburn, irritated patches, treats acne.

Hair treatment – gives shine, fortifies, treats split ends, makes hair softer and healthier.

Avocado Oil - Organic

Traditionally, Mexicans and South Americans have used the mashed fruit pulp as protection against the elements. The avocado pulp usually contains around 15-40% oil,  but the extraction must happen when the pulp is dried out otherwise it would emulsify. Rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and Beta carotene. It is a mild yet nourishing oil that is often used on fry, mature, tired or lacklustre skin. It is especially beneficial for people living in the northern hemisphere where vitamin D is restricted due to less sunlight.

What it does:

It is rich in antioxidants and soothes dry and itchy skin. Include in products for eczema prone skin as well as psoriasis prone skin where it can deeply moisturise and give relief. Has good healing properties due to the vitamin K and potassium content. Very nourishing and improves the health of the scalp keeping it more flexible. This can help to improve hair growth. Soothing to a dry and itchy scalp. Keeps the hair pliable and helps to stop split ends. It stimulates the hair to grow thicker and stronger.

Bamboo Stem Powder (Exfoliant)

This is thanks to the fact that bamboo contains 70% natural silica, an organic compound that is essential for the body and works to keep your skin looking healthy, supple and radiant.

Bamboo Stem Water - Organic

Very rich of Silica.

 

What it does:

Supports collagen production contributing to a more glowing and healthier skin appearance.

Improves skin elasticity.

Strengthens bones.

Increases connective tissue.

Helps overall joint flexibility.

Assists in preventing hair thinning.

Encourages hair growth.

Alleviates eczema and psoriasis.

Banana Powder

Give the skin a warm highlight, reduce shine, absorb excess oil and reduce the appearance of fine lines

Baobab Oil - Organic

Baobab oil is extracted from the seeds of the Adansonia tree. It is one of the most prominent oils from Africa, the tree is very unusual as it looks like it is growing roots upwards. This is why it it is often called the upside-down tree. Baobab oil is thick and nutritious. 

The Baobab tree is often referred to as the 'Tree of Life' and its unique profile filled with Antioxidants, Vitamin A, D, E & F. Baobab seed oil is regarded as a potentially therapeutic ingredient for acne treatment, due to its linoleic acid content. The application of linoleic acid for oily and problematic skin may result in improved sebaceous gland function and the prevention of acne formation. Due to its high saturated and unsaturated fatty acid content, Baobab oil is considered an excellent oil to improve the skin barrier function, by preventing reduced TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss) that occurs as a result of an impaired barrier. It possesses hydrating, moisturising and occlusive properties and high percentages of palmitic, oleic and linoleic acids and Vitamin A and E.

Baobab Powder

The Baobab tree is often referred to as the 'Tree of Life' and its unique profile filled with Antioxidants, Vitamin A, D, E & F.

What it does:

Reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Its high vitamin C content promotes collagen formation, boosting the skin's natural elasticity and smoothness

Bentonite Clay

Formed from volcanic ash. The name of the clay comes from the biggest deposit of Bentonite clay that is located in Benton Shale near Rock River, Wyoming, USA. Bentonite clay is rich in minerals including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, cooper, iron and potassium and is a common ingredient in detox and cleansing products.

The first recorded use of medicinal clay is on Mesopotamian clay tablets. Also ancient Egyptians used clay as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic agent, but legendary Cleopatra made clay applications to preserve her beauty. Throughout centuries clay has been used to treat different skin issues and to purify the body.

 What it does:

Unclogs pores, cleanses and purifies, removes oil and impurities from the skin, attracts and absorbs toxins and other non-useful elements.

Gently exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, makes skin softer and gives it a healthy glow.

Helps balance skins natural oil production, tightens pores.

Calms and soothes skin irritations and infections, speeds up healing of wounds.

Regenerates skin cells and tissues, improves elasticity and firmness, helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Lightens skin, diminishes the appearance of scars and stretch marks, improves and evens skin tone, reduces age spots.

Bisabol

Is the primary constituent of German Chamomile essential oil however, another good source is the Candeia tree. It is soothing and calming and helps other ingredients that it is combined wiith to penetrate the skin better. Bisabolol is soothing and has anti-redness properties.

Blackkurrant Seed Oil

Obtained from seeds of the blackcurrant. It is a rich source of gamma linolenic acid, GLA, along with other important polyunsaturated fatty acids. Fatty acids are involved in many body functions, such as maintaining body temperature, insulating nerves, cushioning and protecting tissues and creating energy. It contains an unusually high amount of omega-6 as well as a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

It also contains linoleic acid as well as 2–4 percent stearidonic acid. Black Currant oil contains up to 15% GLA. The oil is a very potent antioxidant. It is an anti-dermatitis, anti-inflammation and anti-acne oil that help to keep minor skin problems at bay by fighting bacteria. A hydrating and skin loving oil Blackcurrant seed oil provides skin with an essential vitamin boost, nourishing it with plant goodness both inside and out.

Blueberry Fruit Extract

Blueberries have arguably more antioxidants than green tea and are packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Consuming these tiny treats have  amazing benefits for your skin;  can give you youthful looking skin and brighten up dull or sun-damaged skin.

Brassica Alcohol

Are direct palm-free replacement for fatty alcohols. Brassica alcohols are derived from plants in the cabbage family, and are made from the waxy cuticle layer on the leaves

Broccoli Seed Oil - Organic

A very yellow to dark golden oily liquid that has been cold pressed from the seeds of the organic broccoli plant. A multipurpose oil for skin and hair that has exceptionally high levels of Erucic Acid which acts and feels like a natural silicone. Sinks into the skin very easily and gives the skin a natural glow.

What it does:

Studies show it helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots from both environmental and natural ageing, as well as the appearance of pore size and blemishes resulting from problematic skin. Broccoli Seed Oil protects and hydrates by forming a grease-less layer that keeps moisture in. It's responsible for calming and soothing the skin, providing anti-inflammatory effects on rashes, eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions.

Cacao Butter - Organic

Cacao seeds or beans are obtained from the fruit of cacao tree (Theobroma cacao), native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. It has been cultivated from ancient times, probably for the fruit pulp that surrounds the cacao beans to produce the fermented mild alcoholic beverage that was consumed in spiritual ceremonies by the ancient Olmec and Maya civilizations. The Aztecs used cacao beans to make thick spicy chocolate-like drink. Today cacao trees are grown in tropical climates around the world, nearly two-thirds of the world crop comes from West Africa.

Cacao Seed Butter is extracted from whole cacao beans which are fermented, roasted and then separated from their hulls. Beside production of chocolate, cacao butter is widely used in skincare industry and pharmaceuticals. Active compounds found in Cacao Butter include essential fatty acids such as Oleic acid (Omega-9), Palmitic acid and Stearic acid, procyanidins, polyphenols and flavonoids which are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory action that boost immunity and improve heart health; also it is beneficial for skin, mainly for dry, damaged, sensitive and mature skin.

What it does:

Moisturising – penetrates skin providing deep hydration, softens and smooths the skin. Anti-aging – promotes collagen synthesis, improves skin elasticity, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, lightens age spots and evens skin tone. Skin problems – comforts and soothes dry and sensitive skin, treats skin irritations and rashes, helps cure eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. Mild natural sunscreen – forms invisible protective shield that absorbs damaging UVA/UVB rays.

Cacay Oil

Cacay Oil is the oil expressed from the seeds of Caryodendron Orinocense. Cacay Oil is extremely rich in Vitamin A (even more so that Rose Hip Oil), Linoleic Acid (higher content than Argan Oil) and Vitamin E (double that in Argan Oil), making it the latest “miracle” oil. 

The cultivation and harvesting of the Cacay nuts is helping to improve the lives of low-income families in the Amazon Regions of South America. Families are gathering the nuts which have fallen from trees or planting their own trees to harvest and sell the nuts. While at present this is only a small supplement to their income as popularity of this oil increases so will their income. After the oil has been extracted from the Cacay nut the nutrient-rich meat is ground into flour, the inner peel is added to cattle feed or used as a fertilizer and the outer shell burns extremely hot so is ideal for heating purposes where very high temperatures are needed.

What it does:

Being so rich in skin nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids Cacay is currently considered the champion of anti-ageing skincare while it’s skin rejuvenation makes it perfect to the use in treating scars, stretch marks and blemishes.

Calendula Flower Co2 extract - Organic

This is a carotenoid containing extract with the lovely orange-yellow carotenoid colour. The extract contains 1,4% essential oils, 0,86% carotenoids and 21% anti-inflammatory faradiol esters.

was used by the ancient Egyptians and Romans. At first, calendula was used as food colouring in cheese if saffron was not available. Several phytochemical studies have demonstrated the presence of several classes of chemical compounds in calendula petals, the main ones being terpenoids, flavonoids, coumarins, quinones, saponins, volatile oils, carotenoids, and amino acids.

Calendula stimulates the regeneration of skin cells and exerts a calming and relaxing effect, especially on irritated and inflamed skin. It is perfect for sensitive skin and it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and analgesic effects. Use it in products designed for minor skin issues, cuts and wounds, inflamed and irritated skin. It is great for sunburn and acne and even rashes.

Calendula Oil - Organic

Calendula that is also known as marigold is an herbaceous plant in the daisy family Asteraceae, native to southwestern Asia, south Europe and the Mediterranean. The beautiful orange flower is the “herb of the Sun”, it opens the flower in the morning and closes when the sun goes down. It symbolises love and constancy being sacred flower in many cultures.

Calendula is one of the most used herbs in traditional medicine both externally and internally. Its therapeutic properties are provided by the active compounds found in calendula such as plant sterols, calendic acid, polysaccharides, Linoleic (Omega-6)acid, carotenoids, flavonoids, triterpenes saponins and tocopherols. Calendula ensures antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, antimicrobial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory effect.

Traditionally calendula is used to treat digestive system problems including gastritis, ulcers and stomach cramps, to reduce flu symptoms, to boost immune system and detox the body. It is also used to treat different skin issues, to keep skin beautiful and healthy. Calendula’s healing benefits for skin:

What it does:

Boosts collagen production, firms and strengthens the skin, accelerates the process of skin repairing.

Acts as natural astringent, cleanses and balances the oily skin, diminishes the appearance of large pores, treats acne.

Moistures dry, chapped or split skin – calms and comforts the affected area and reduces pain.

Improves the blood circulation, decreases the discolouration, helps diminish spider and varicose veins, heals leg ulcers and chilblains.

Soothes skin irritations and rashes, cure eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, decreases swelling, itching and redness of skin.

Accelerates healing of wounds and minor cuts, relieve insects bites, cools and cures burns and sunburns.

Treats conjunctivitis and other eye inflammations.

Camelina Oil - Organic

Camelina sativa is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae and is usually known in English ... Over 50% of the fatty acids in cold-pressed camelina oil are polyunsaturated. The oil is also very rich in natural antioxidants, such as tocopherols is shown to act as a good skin moisturizer.

What it does:

The vitamin E and omega oils help to improve skin tone and prevent free radical damage, great antioxidant helping to reduce the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Camelina has excellent emollient, cardiotonic, hypotensive, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, hydrating and moisturising properties. When used during pregnancy, stretch marks are far less likely to form. Can also help diminish existing stretch marks and other scars.

Camellia Oil - Organic

Comes from a shrub (or a small tree), which is the source of an edible oil. It is also known as Tea oil, but do not confuse it with tea tree oil. Apparently, the blossoming camellia tree is very beautiful. It is widely used in skin care to nourish and soothe the skin, as well as help restore skin’s elasticity. Camellia japonica oil possesses a variety of biological activities, including antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.

Caprylic / Capric Triglycerides

Highly saturated, containing medium chain triglycerides. It has a high content of lauric acid, which is reported to have anti-microbial activity. Lauric acid is widely studied in the treatment of acne with promising results.

Caprylic/capric triglyceride. Derived from coconut oil and glycerin, it's considered an excellent emollient and skin-replenishing ingredient. It's included in cosmetics due to its mix of fatty acids that skin can use to replenish its surface and resist moisture loss.

Chamomile water - Organic

Chamomile is the white daisy like flower of Asteraceae family, native to Europe, northern Africa and northwest Asia. Its therapeutic properties are known from ancient time. The Egyptians dedicated the herb to the sun and worshipped it for its healing power. Now chamomile is cultivated worldwide. Traditionally it has been used as a treatment for fever, colds, stomach ailments, as a sleeping aid and remedy for skin issues.

Active compounds present in chamomile such as apigenin and bisabolol, terpenoids, flavonoids, coumarins, phenylpropanoids, flavones, flavanols and polyacetylenes provide the plant’s healing properties with antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiallergenic, anticancer, anticoagulant action.

What it does:

Soothes skin irritations, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis.

Treats minor cuts and wounds, burns and sunburn, reduces inflammation and accelerates healing process.

Soothes tired, irritated eyes and may help cure conjunctivitis.

Cleanses the skin, helps to lighten complexion, tightens pores, gives skin a healthy radiant glow.

Fights against acne.

Chelating Agent

The salt form of the corn-derived plant component phytic acid. Any of numerous ingredients that bind with metal ions or metallic compounds, preventing them from adhering to a surface (such as skin, hair, or clothing) or causing contamination, such as in the case of trace amounts of iron.

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract

Orange extract is a natural astringent with powerful antibacterial and toning properties. It is also used for its uplifting citrus aroma and natural source of the antioxidant vitamin C.

Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit extract

Lemon extract reverses the damage and prevents it. One of the main ingredients of lemon extract is citric acid, which has been found effective against a number of skin problems such as acne. It is because of the presence of vitamin C in this citrus fruit that promotes healthy, glowing skin

CO Q10

Your body naturally makes the antioxidant coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to zap free radicals in cells. As you age, you make less. That may make skin cells more vulnerable to damage.

What it does:

Study shows that CoQ10 helps reduce crow's feet, or the wrinkles around the eyes.

The loss of collagen and elastin causes your skin to wrinkle and sag. CoQ10 also helps the skin by acting as a strong antioxidant. It helps to neutralize the harmful free radicals that are one of the major causes of aging. Thus, the age-related decline in CoQ10 also your skin is more prone to damage by free radicals.

Coco Glucoside

Derived from natural sources such as coconut and fruit sugars, this surfactant is sulphate-free, non-ionic and non-irritating. Coco glucoside acts as a wonderful foaming agent, creating a smooth, luxurious lather, designed for sensitive skin as it is both gentle and mild. Coco glucoside does not dry our or irritate the skin.

Coconut Oil

Extracted from the meat of the coconut, from the coconut  tree.  It is colourless when liquid, pale white when solid, it has a low melting point at 24ºC. Coconut oil is highly saturated, containing medium chain triglycerides. It has a high content of lauric acid, which is reported to have anti-microbial activity. Lauric acid is widely studied in the treatment of acne with promising results.

Coconut oil has a high resistance to oxidation.

What it does:

It has moisturising effect, with occlusive and emollient properties and barrier function improvement, and presents antibacterial properties.

Hydrates skin for 24 hours and helps to improve skin elasticity and collagen production. Has anti-oxidants such as Vitamin E and Vitamin A, which help to slow down the aging process and may help to reduce the damage from free radicals and the sun.

Cranberry Fruit Extract

Used for anti-aging, as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-bacterial and also contain vitamin C as well as tannins.

Cucumber Fruit Extract - Organic

Cucumber is a green lush vegetable, actually fruit that grows on vines of cucumber plant (Cucumis sativus) of the gourd family. Cucumbers originate in India and have been cultivated for at least 3000 years. Introduced in Europe by the Greeks or Romans. The Roman emperor Tiberius was especially greedy for cucumbers; he demanded to have them on his table every day, summer and winter.

Today cucumber is one of the most widely cultivated vegetable in the world. Its refreshing pleasant taste suits many dishes, besides it offers many health benefits to the body. Cucumber consists mainly of water (95%), and is a good source of vitamin C and vitamin K, rich in potassium and magnesium.

What it does:

Cucumber hydrates and detoxifies the body, balances blood pressure, reduces bad cholesterol level, fights inflammations and protects brain health. Cucumber also is high in sulphur and silicon that helps clear the skin, strengthens nails and promotes hair growth, making us beautiful from inside out.

It hydrates and softens skin, refreshes and revitalizes, diminishes pores, clarifies and improves complexion, cools and soothes sunburns.

Cucumber Seed Oil

A clear yellow, thin oil with very little aroma that is pressed from the cleaned and dried seeds of cucumbers. The seeds yield up to 50% oil. It is then filtered to give a very clear oil with a light cucumber aroma.

This oil is considered to have the following properties: emollient, anti-ageing, anthelmintic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, demulcent, diuretic, febrifuge, purgative, vermifuge. Cucumber Oil is known for its cooling and refreshing effects and is high in mineral content, making it a valuable source of potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulphur, silicone, chlorine and fluorine.

Cupuacu Butter

Comes from a cupuacu fruit tree which belongs to the chocolate family. It is native to the northern Amazon. Cupuacu can help improve the appearance prematurely ageing and thinning skin, and it is a fantastic moisturiser with excellent water absorption. Known as the modern plant-based alternative to lanolin and is rich in antioxidants. The butter penetrates the skin quickly while retaining moisture and effectively prevents Trans epidermal Water Loss (TEWL). Cupuacu seed butter is composed of saturated and unsaturated essential fatty acids such as Stearic acid, Oleic acid (Omega-9), Palmitic acid, Arachidic acid and Linolenic acid(Omega-3), flavonoids, vitamins C, A and B, phytosterols and minerals including calcium and selenium. The nutrients rich butter is especially favourable for mature, dry, cracked and damaged skin, as well as dry and frizzy hair.

What it does:

Excellent emollient that promotes elasticity to the skin, has anti-inflammatory properties and improves hydration, stimulates rejuvenation, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, provides antioxidant action and acts as natural suncreen by absorbing harmful UVA/UVB rays.

 

Cylindrotheca Fuciformis Extract

Is an oceanic marine alga. Algae are an interesting group of organisms which also includes seaweeds. Historically, coastal communities have not only harvested seaweeds for food but also used algae as dressings and medication.

It was Norway that started using algae in a modern way in 1937, with a company that used seaweed as a raw material to be processed. By 1942, the company was producing alginates and within 20 years, they were producing commercially available algae extracts. The company is still in production today. It is a powerful anti-wrinkle active which strongly stimulates production of structural skin proteins. It is highly concentrated in carotenoids, essential fatty acids and sterols that has an impressive effect on the skin.

Tests showed the capacity to stimulate cellular proliferation which significantly increased collagen synthesis by 19.3% using a 2% concentration in only 24 hours compared to an untreated control sample. Even when used at 0.5% there is a gradual increase collagen synthesis of 17% after 72 hours compared to untreated samples.

D Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5)

Panthenol is often called Provitamin B5.Once in the skin, it rapidly converts to vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) which is a major constituent of Coenzyme A, which has a key role in the repair mechanism of cells and tissues.

What it does:

It soothes and softens skin by locking in moisture thus preventing dehydration and dry skin and reducing Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL). It maintains the elasticity of the skin. It promotes the stimulation of epithelialization and granulation in the skin whilst minimising itching. This is excellent for any skin repair situation as it also smoothes roughness and dryness. Its anti-inflammatory effect is also useful in eczema prone skin products. It coats, lubricates and protects the hair shaft, softening and moisturising it.

Makes hair stronger and improves damaged and brittle hair. It coats split ends to stop them getting worse. Makes hair tangle free and easier to comb without weighing it down or making it greasy. Adds lustre and shine to the hair by attaching to the keratin on the hair shaft. A Vitamin B5 deficiency can lead to hair loss so the conversion of Panthenol in the scalp will help to reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth.

Elemi Essential Oil

A tropical tree from the Philippines that can grow up to 30 meters (98 feet). It exudes a yellow resin when leaves are sprouting. Elemi essential oil is known locally as Pili and the gum is exported from Manila. The ancient Egyptians used Elemi oil in the embalming process.

What it does:

Highly antiseptic, boost blood circulation.

Evening Primrose - Organic

Has a long history in skincare. Native Americans used it for bruises, for various skin issues but also, they ate the roots. The oil is extracted from the seeds using cold-pressing method. The non-saponifiable portion, about 1.5–2% of the oil, contains elevated amounts of sterols, tocopherols, hydrocarbons and alcohols. Phytosterols present in Evening Primrose oil have been suggested to possess anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal activities.

It is very rich in GLA ( gamme linoleic acid which is said to help with maintaining a healthy stratum corneum and also with reduction of the transepidermal water loss. It is one of the most beneficial oils when it comes to formulating products for compromised skin such as eczema, acne and inflamed skin. The γ-linolenic acid has been reported to have beneficial effects in atopic dermatitis. It has moisture retaining properties, prevents skin drying out, increases the cells' ability to absorb oxygen and withstand disease. It also Soothes inflammation and can be used in dandruff applications. Increase circulation and promote hair growth. strengthens the collagen matrix.

Evening Primrose Co2 Extract - Organic

It is very effective in its whole form, with 1kg of the CO2 Extract being equivalent to roughly 4.5-5kg of the raw botanical material.

This extract contains all the goodness found in the evening primrose oil. High content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including 65 - 80 % linoleic acid (C18:2, omega 6), 8 - 13 %gamma - linolenic acid (C18:3, omega 6 ), in addition oleic acid, about 7% (C18:1, omega 9), palmitic acid (ca. 6%) and stearic acid (about 2%) as well as a high content on phytosterols: 400 ppm Stigmasterol and 6600 ppm Sitosterol. A totally pure & natural Botanical CO2 Extract with high levels of GLA, essential to the proper structure & functioning of cells.

Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract

The fruit-bearing shoots are usually cut with scissors when the fruits have not been cracked during August to October. And then it is dried in the sun or low temperature before branches, leaves, stems and other impurities are removed.

The volatile oil of Evodia rutaecarpa fruits contains evodene, evodol, and limonin. Fruits contain evodiamine, rutaecarpine, evocarpine, Hydroxyevodiamine, wuchuyine, ocimene, evodione, evogin, rutaevin, aspartic acid, tryptophan, threonine, serine, cystine, and so on. Its function is to stimulate the extracellular release of nitric oxide in the blood vessels which dilates them and improves the microcirculation.

Faex Extract

A non-animal alternative to human or cow sourced collagen. It mimics the action of collagen but uses plant cells and imparts greater elasticity, more resilience and a youthful look to skin. It is extracted from the intra cellular matrix of yeast cells and is very effective as a collagen replacement.

The appearance of the skin is directly proportional to its ability to bind water. Upon ageing, the collagen and elastin content in connective tissue reduces with an accompanying decrease in ability to retain moisture. The skin becomes thinner, takes on an aged appearance and often develops wrinkles. Obviously, increasing the collagen content of the skin is desirable, however, most collagen products are the by-product of the slaughter house. Unless the collagen is injected into the skin, the collagen is not able to be absorbed into the skin. This plant based alternative does penetrate into the layers of the skin and hair to make a very noticeable improvement.

Fennel Essentia Oil - Organic

Mainly found in Mediterranean and Asian regions. It reaches around five feet the Fennel Plant is very attractive to bees with its attractive yellow feathery flowers.

What it does:

Promoting youthful skin and is also helpful when skin is troubled, for example in the case of reddened teenage skin. Sweet fennel essential oil helps nourish and restore an optimal mind and outlook.

Fig Fruit Extract

Figs are a good source of many enriching vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.

Is beneficial in reducing superficial surface skin cells leaving the skin refreshed and renewed.

Fucus Vesiculosus Extract (Seaweeds)

Seaweeds are the common name for countless species of marine plants. They are found throughout the world’s oceans and seas and are one of the most nutritionally dense plants in the world. Seaweeds are important sources of macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, fiber and micronutrients – vitamins K, B1, B3, B5, B9, C, E, choline and minerals including calcium, copper, iodine, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and iron as well other bioactive compounds. The consumption of seaweeds may help improve heart health, detox the body, regulate hormones, boost immune system and reduce obesity. They are also great to maintain flawless skin.

What it does:

Unclog the blocked pores, detoxify the skin, pull out toxins and other impurities, regulate natural sebum production.

Deeply nourish and moisture the skin, make it supple, healthy and beautiful.

Rejuvenate and repair the skin, brighten the complexion, fade dark spots, give the skin revitalized and glowing appearance.

Soothe and heal skin irritations, calm itchy eczema, accelerate healing of wounds, treat acne.

Provide antioxidant protection.

Galbanium Essentia Oil

Galbanum is a tall, perennial herb with small flowers and shiny leaves. It is native to Middle Eastern countries, such as Iran and Afghanistan. The plant exudes a gum resin which is released when the base of the stem is cut. Galbanum essential oil is then steam distilled from the resin. Galbanum (Ferula galbaniflua) has been used since ancient times.

Galbanum is mentioned in the Bible as one of the sweet spices used to make Holy Incense. It was also used by ancient Egyptians and Romans as an incense, embalming agent and for cosmetic and perfumery purposes.

What it does:

Boosting the skin's renewal process, regenerating old scars and to diminish wrinkles.

Gliceryl Caprylate

The antimicrobial effect of glycerine esters is known for decades. Glyceryl caprylate combines antimicrobial properties with skin conditioning and moisturizing properties of glycerin. Besides being an excellent emollient.

Gliceryl Stearate Citrate

Natural palm-free emulsifier based on rapeseed (canola) oil.

Glycerine - Organic - Palm Oil Free

Organic glycerine is produced from non gmo rapeseed oil. Used to retain moisture and as a softening agent. has many benefits to give you healthier looking skin. Treats oily skin conditions, like acne, skin infections, wrinkles and fine lines.

Grape Seed Oil - Organic

Pressed from the seeds of grapes. Many of grapeseed oil’s beauty benefits may be due to its vitamin E, omega-6 fatty acid, Vitamin C and beta-carotene content. Free radicals and environmental factors such as sun, wind, and pollution can do a number on your skin. They may increase the signs of aging and cause dry skin and discoloration. Treat cellulite.

Grapefruit Essential Oil - Organic

Organic Grapefruit comes from a glossy leaved tree with the large fruits hanging from it. The yield from Organic Grapefruit is very low compared to other citrus such as Orange and Lemon. Expeller is the best method of extraction as distillation yields a low quality.

What it does:

Toning, refresh, promote hair grow. It is also known to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Grapefruit Extract

Has moisturizing and antioxidant properties, reduces skin irritation, and has free radical scavenging ability in skin care products and protects against oxidative stress in hair care products.

Green Tea Leaf Extract

Camellia sinensis extracts are known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidative and anti-ageing properties. Green Tea extracts contain polyphenols, known to be effective antioxidants acting against lipid peroxidation in phospholipid bilayers and in the photo-aging process. Green tea extracts contain catechin derivatives that are the major components of green tea leaves. Other than cathechins, proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids such as linoleic and linolenic acids, vitamins B, C, and E, caffeine, pigments such as chlorophyll and carotenoids, volatile compounds, and minerals are present in green tea extracts.

What it does:

Studies conducted with Green Tea extracts in cosmetics have shown results of significant skin moisturising effects, improvement on skin’s texture and appearance as well as its anti-microbial activity against skin pathogens.

Guava Fruit Extract

Very rich in Vitamin A, B & C. Through moisture retaining B vitamins, Guava is a valuable component for anti-aging skin care as it helps prevent the oxidation process of the cell. It is also a source of natural fibre.

Helicrysum Essential Oil - Organic

The word Helichrysum is derived from the Greek word hellos meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold. This is a reference to the golden colour of many of the flowers from this botanical genus. Helichrysum has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks for its great wound healing ability and was used often after battles.

What it does:

Contains anti-microbial, anti-biotic and regenerative compounds that promote healthy skin cell growth and regeneration. It also helps speed up healing of wounds, burns, and rashes and reduces scarring.

Hemp Seed Oil - Organic

Obtained by cold pressing the seeds. It has been used for centuries for cooking and for salad dressing. Tocopherols are widely known bioactive compounds present in hemp seed oil, with the content ranging from 80 to 150 mg/100 g oil. Other minor components include polyphenols, carotenoids, phytosterols, other vitamins and dietary minerals. Hemp Seed Oil contains polyphenols, specially flavonoids in its composition, as well as carotenoids and minerals. Although antioxidants are present in this oil, hemp seed oil is not very stable to oxidation, due its high content in chlorophylls, which is a pro-oxidative component.

Is not the same as cannabidiol (CBD) oil. The production of CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant, which contain a higher concentration of CBD, another potentially beneficial compound in the plant. Hemp seed oil comes from the small seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. Rich in linoleic acid and contains alpha-linolenic acid and omega 9 fatty acids.

Hydrolysed Lupine (Lupine) Seed Extract

It is an extract taken from the seeds of the sweet white lupin. The lupins are grown in sustainable farming projects in the South West of France and the extract is taken by using a patented bio-enzymatic process. The whole lupin plant is an important source of molecules for cosmetic and nutritional products.

Lupine Peptides is a blend of penta- and hexa- peptides that work as an MMP inhibitor. MMP stands for Matrix Metalloproteinase. MMPs action is to degrade proteins such as collagen and elastin, which are the defining features of connective tissue. This is even more active after the skin has been exposed to sunlight. The Lupine Peptides inhibit MMP activity following exposure of the skin to sunlight. This prevents collagen and elastin from being damaged, helping to renew skin’s outer layer, reducing the depth of wrinkles and stimulating the production of more collagen and elastin, giving the skin a more youthful look.

A plant-based peptide solution made by enzymatic hydrolysis of lupine proteins. Test have shown the addition of Hydrolysed Lupine Seed Extract increases the strength of hair, including bleached and chemically treated hair and when used on skin forms a protective film that smooths the skins surface.

Insulin & Fructose

The inulin is extracted from chicory roots, fructose from fruits. Therefore, it promotes the friendly bacteria on the skin to recover and grow faster whilst the harmful ones are reduced and this in turn, restores the natural bacterial balance to the skin.

Isoamyl Laurate / Isoamyl Cocoate

It is a colourless and odourless vegetable-based emollient that is 100% of natural origin and 100% biodegradable. It is made from sugar beet and coconut which are natural, renewable sources. Emollients soften the skin and are often considered the same as a moisturiser although the two functions are different.

Jasmine Essential Oil

Is a species of flowering fragrant garden plant in the olive family Oleaceae, native to Central Asia. Prized for its sweet and alluring scent, jasmine was grown in the royal gardens of many Asian kings and emperors. To Europe jasmine was brought probably by Arab-Normans of Sicily during 11th century. Now jasmine is appreciated and cultivated worldwide.

Jasmine flower symbolises purity, love and beauty. Its name comes from Persian word “yasammeen” that means “gift from God”. Jasmine flowers are used as a fragrance in perfumes, skin care and even as a flavouring of jasmine tea. The flowers release their aroma at dusk, this is why they are collected only at night. Besides the beautiful fragrance, jasmine flower oil provides antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for skin.

What it does: 

Moistures the skin, keeps it supple and soft, increases skin’s elasticity.

Provides powerful antioxidant protection.

Evens skin tone, reduces age spots, gives youthful glow.

Calms and soothes sunburn and rashes, treats wounds and ulcers.

Jasmine fragrance evokes positive feelings, boosts self-confidence and optimism.

Jojoba Oil - Organic

Extracted from fruit seeds of Jojoba (Simmonds Chinensis) shrub that is an evergreen desert plant, native to the Southwestern North America. The therapeutic properties of jojoba oil were known to the native Indian tribes, they used oil to treat sores, burns and wounds, to reduce the pain and cure stomach problems. Today jojoba is cultivated in many desert and semidesert areas around the world.

Jojoba oil is a liquid plant wax. It contains many active ingredients including vitamin E and vitamin B-complex, cooper, selenium, zinc, chromium, iodine and fatty acids – Gadoleic acid, Erucic acid and Oleic (Omega-9)acid. The oil acts as an antiseptic, antimicrobial, emollient, antifungal, antidegenerative and antiinflammatory agent.

What it does:

Serves as an excellent moisturizer, leaves velvety non-oil feel on the skin, creates the film that protects the skin from drying out. Suitable for all skin types, even for oily and acne-prone skin, doesn’t clog the pores.

Anti aging protection – stimulates collagen synthesis, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, enhances the flexibility and suppleness of the skin, provides strong antioxidant defence.

Balances the natural sebum production, helps treat acne, eczema, dry-skin conditions.

Accelerates healing of minor cuts, wounds, burns and bruises, cures fungal infections.

Acts as mild sunblock with natural SPF4, also provides soothing effect to sun burned skin, reduces and heals inflammation.

Nourishes and moistures the hair, treats dandruff and other fungal infections, strengthens and fortifies the hair roots, makes them shiny

Jojoba Wax

Naturally derived and paced with beneficial fatty acids, vitamins and minerals - much like jojoba oil - in a solid form. Due to its naturally occurring antioxidants, jojoba has been known to extend the shelf life of cosmetics, whilst carrying over their nutritional benefits for the skin.

It is an eco-friendly, biodegradable and gentle wax, making it not only an excellent cosmetic ingredient for skin care, but can be used on sensitive, mature and problem skin guilt-free. Jojoba oil contains vitamin E, B-complex vitamins and the minerals silicon, chromium, copper and zinc, making it incredibly nourishing and beneficial for all skin types.

Kaolin Clay

The word kaolin is derived from the name of the Chinese town Kao-Ling (or Gaoling, high ridge), located in the Jiangxi Province of southeast China, where the written description of porcelain can be found. The word kaolin is now used as a loose trade and geologic term to refer to white clayey rock that is predominantly composed of Kaolin Group (khandite) minerals. The most common constituent is the mineral kaolinite.

What it does:

Works as a very mild exfoliant, gently removing dead and dry skin cells to leave you with clarified, glowing skin as well as reducing the size of your pores, which makes White Clay face masks the perfect pre-makeup masks, your foundation will just glide on!

Lavender Essential Oil - Organic

is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean. It is a severely aromatic evergreen shrub with purple flowers, commonly grown as a decorative plant. Its beautiful fragrance and therapeutic properties are known from ancient times. Egyptians used lavender for mummification, Greeks as a perfume, Romans used it to clean their wounds and burns, and also to perfume their hair, their clothes and their bath water.

Lavender oil is extracted from lavender flowers. It has dynamic, fresh floral aroma with sweet overtone. It is widely used in perfumes, soaps and beauty products. Lavender oil offers anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial action that provides many health benefits to the body and mind. Lavender oil helps treat migraines, headaches, insomnia, respiratory disorders, improves blood circulation and digestion. It is favourable also for skin and hair.

What it does:

Nourishes the skin, suitable for all skin types.

Slows aging by providing powerful antioxidant protection, enhances new cell growth, rejuvenates and restores the skin, smooths out wrinkles and fine lines.

Cleanses the skin, treats acne, evens the complexion, reduces age spots and stretch marks.

Accelerates the healing process of wounds, cuts, burns, sunburns and insect bites.

Calms and soothes dry and chapped skin, reduces skin inflammations and redness.

Helps ease the pain caused by sore and tense muscles, muscular aches and rheumatism, relieves the joints pain.

Stimulates hair growth, reduces scalp irritations, treats dandruff, keeps lice away.

Lavender scent relieves emotional tension, calms and relaxes, brings harmony to the mind and body.

Lavender Water - Organic

Distilled from the fragrant flowers of the lavender plant. It is very beneficial for dry and dull hair as well as problem areas on the skin.

What it does:

For Hair

The active ingredients of lavender soothe and invigorate the scalp.

The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of the plant help eliminate itchiness and dandruff on the scalp.

If you have an oily scalp, lavender water can keep the production of sebum under control.

On the hair strands, lavender water softens hair, restores moisture to and promotes shine for dry and dull hair.

For skin:

Coothes and invigorates the skin

Helps calm inflammations and skin irritations.

The antiseptic property of lavender water makes it ideal for treating acne.

If your skin is clogged up, Lavender water can help detoxify your skin and refine the appearance of pores.

Can help reduce anxiety and stress, and calm your nerves for a good night’s sleep.

Lemon Essential Oil - Organic

Organic Lemon essential oils come from the Lemon tree, fruiting all year round, the Lemon tree is a small thorny evergreen with oval leaves, irregular branches and fragrant flowers. The green fruits turn yellow as they ripen.

The fruit was well known in Europe by the middle ages, and Greeks and Romans were advocates of its therapeutic properties. Lemon essential oil reached the height of its fame when the British began using the citrus fruit to counteract the effects of scurvy.

What it does:

Is a natural detoxifier and contains antiseptic properties that aid in clearing up pimples and acne from the face. Also soften the skin

Lemongrass Essential Oil - Organic

Is a tropical plant in the grass family, native to Asia, Australia and Africa. The most common use of lemongrass is in cuisine, fresh, dried or powdered herb is added to soups, stews, curries, baked goods and herbal teas.

Lemongrass fresh or partly dried leaves are extracted to produce oil. It has light, fresh lemony fragrance with earthy undertone. Lemongrass oil is used in perfumes, candles, beauty products and medicine. Providing antiseptic, antibacterial, analgesic, antipyretic, antifungal, antidepressant and antiinflammatory properties, the oil reduces fever, treats symptoms of flu, improves digestion, supports immune system and offers many other health benefits.

What it does:

Lemongrass oil is very favourable also for skin and hair:

Cleanses and purifies the skin, tones up the pores, ideal for oily and combination skin.

Provides anti aging protection, strengthens the skin tissues, uplifts and firms the sagging skin.

Treats acne and other skin issues, keeps skin healty.

Eases the pain, soothes sore muscles and joints pain.

Reduces cellulite.

Serves as a deodorant, helps combat unpleasant body odour.

Soothes irritated scalp, treats dandruff, strengthens hair follicles, makes hair shiny and healthy.

Lemongrass scent boosts self esteem and confidence, uplifts spirit and arouses hopes.

Mango Butter

Mango is juicy, delicious stone fruit of tropical tree (Mangifera indica) that belongs to the flowering plant species of Anacardiaceae family, native to South Asia. Mango tree grows very tall, lives long and still fruits after 300 years. It has been domesticated in India at around 2000 BC. Now it is widely cultivated around the world in the tropical regions. Mango plays an important role in many cultures and religions, especially in Hinduism. The fruit is considered as a “food of the Gods” and symbolises love and fertility while the mango leaf is symbol of life and brings prosperity and good luck.

Mango seed butter is obtained from kernels of mango fruit stones. Rich in Oleic acid, Stearic and Palmitic acid, Vitamin A, C, E, folic acid and minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium, the butter is fantastic treatment for skin and hair, especially favourable for dry, sensitive and aging skin.

What it does:

An excellent moisturizer, non-greasy, absorbs easy into the skin, makes it plump, soft and youthful. Revitalizes the skin, boosts collagen production, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, keeps skin firm and beautiful. Clear blemishes and dark spots, heals scars and stretch marks, gives back flawless skin. Comforts and calms dry and sensitive skin, reduces irritations and rashes, helps heal eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Mild protection against harmful UVA-UVB rays. Cools and soothes sun burned skin, reduces inflammation. Calms insect bites.

Mannose, Glucose, Beta-Glucan

It is a transparent liquid produced from yeast and microscopic mushrooms. The product is non GMO and biodegradable. In short, it accelerates the natural tanning process giving you a faster tan and a deeper and longer lasting tan with an increased natural resistance against UV light along with a reduction of sun induced wrinkles.

Melon Fruit Extract

Great toner for the skin, cleansing & firming the pores. It also contains Vitamin A, which benefits skin repair through increasing the rate of new cell formation. Vitamin C is also a valuable property that acts as an anti-oxidant with wonderful proteins for smoother, softer skin.

Neroli Essential Oil

Derived from the blossoms of either the sweet orange tree or the bitter orange tree.

What it does:

Rub on stretch marks, age spots and scars. Along with its regenerative qualities, neroli oil is also antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving. Reduce the redness associated with breakouts.

Neroli Water - Organic

Steam distilled from the pretty white flowers of the bitter orange tree. It’s gorgeous sweet floral fragrance with a hint of citrus has aroma therapeutic properties of instantly uplifting one’s mood and dispelling negativity. It originates from the Arab world, Morocco in particular, where it is popularly used not only as a food flavoring agent but also a perfume and natural beauty ingredient.

What it does:

Purifying – Neroli water is contains water and natural alpha hydroxyl acid that gently work in cleansing and exfoliating the skin as well as purifying pores without stripping the skin of its natural oils like other ‘mild’ cleansers.

Astringent – Being a natural astringent, neroli water tightens, firms and tones skin while reducing excess oils, minimizing large pores and lifting sagging skin.

Anti-inflammatory – Being anti-inflammatory, neroli water calms skin inflammation including red and angry acne inflammation.

Antibacterial – The antibacterial properties of neroli water are effective in treating acne and other skin irritating conditions.

Soothing – When applied to sensitive, irritated and damaged skin, neroli water soothes and calms.

Antioxidant – Containing powerful antioxidants, neroli water fights off pro-aging and skin damaging free radicals.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Has multiple benefits in skin care formulations from lightening and evening out the skin tone to boosting collagen production and keeping the skin smooth and more elastic.

Olive Squalane

Derived from Mediterranean olive oil. Squalene is found naturally in the sebum of human skin and is believed to lubricate and protect skin.

What it does:

Balances oil production. Has powerful anti-aging properties and will help the skin age gracefully as well as anti-inflammatory benefits to help with skin conditions such as acne and eczema. It provides the skin with moisture and nutrients but imitating its natural sebum, helping to reduce the effects of weather damage, such as sun burns or dryness from cold weather, and helps to restore the skin's natural elasticity and moisture - all whilst boosting the skin's cell renewal rate.

Palmarosa Essential Oil

A fast spreading tall aromatic grass which has small flowers, but the oil is taken before the flowers are allowed to develop. The oil is also known as Ginger grass and East Indian. Palmarosa is traditionall used to deal with nervous and mental exhausation.

What it does:

The natural properties of Palmarosa Essential Oil help to stimulate skin cell action and regulate the production of sebum levels in the skin. As a result, Palmarosa brings moisturise and hydration to the skin and can help with general skin appearance.

Panicum Miliaceum Seed Extract

Oak leaves were traditionally boiled up to extract tannins and use in washes for the astringent effect. Improve skin structure by reducing wrinkles and lines, as well as a generally younger appearance. The new production of collagen and glucosamine glucans is accelerated. The skin profile is improved from within.

Papaya Fruit Extract

 Gently refreshing with a sweet, summery fragrance. It is excellent in stabilising oily skin & working as an exfoliant on dry areas. Papaya also is often used in skin products for the purpose of a natural lift & rejuvenation of the skin. Papaya contains Vitamin A, a property that benefits skin repair through increasing the rate of new cell formation. Vitamin C is also an anti-oxidant with wonderful proteins for smoother, softer skin.

Pea Protein

Has Anti-elastase, anti-collagenase and anti-free radicals’ properties. Protector of dermal proteins: anti-aging effect. Protects collagen and elastin against the deleterious effects of proteases activated during aging and stress. Protection and repair of epidermal proteins. Strengthening skin elasticity. Long lasting hydro regulator.

Pisum Sativum Extract (Pea)

The extract is extracted from Pure Pea. The pea under goes an exclusive extraction / purification process to create the extract with anti-age, protection, repairing and skin defense propertie

Anti-elastase, anti-collagenase and anti-free radicals’ properties

Protector of dermal proteins: anti-aging effect. Protects collagen and elastin against the deleterious effects of proteases activated during aging and stress. Proteasyl&tradel strengthens the activity rate of protease inhibitors, helping to restore the balance between proteases.

Protection and repair of epidermal proteins. Against damaged induced by proteases activated by environmental aggressions (pollution, stress, UV...).

Strengthening skin elasticity. Anti-aging effect for slackened atonic skin

Long lasting hydro regulator

Intervening according to a unique mechanism of action: inhibition of an excess of proteases with horny layers

Plankton Extract

It is a translucent orange, oily liquid which is comprised of an exclusive blend of Microalgae with Sunflower Seed Oil. Extract binds to the glucocorticoid receptor to prevent stress induced damage thus restoring the balance of the skin. Tests on people showed that in just 15 days, wrinkle depth had been reduced by 15% and skin scaliness reduced by 13%. Skin radiance was improved by 10%. Dry and flaky skin improved. Most impressively, there was an immediate decrease in nervous hand sweat of the 90% of the volunteers tested.

Our skin is our body’s largest organ and is deeply connected with our neurological system. It is affected by daily stress, pollution, weather and environmental factors such as central heating. Naturally our sleep patterns also affect the way our skin functions. Cortisol is a glucocorticoid (steroid hormone) and is produced from cholesterol in the two adrenal glands located on top of each kidney. Our bodies have a normal cortisol circadian rhythm that is vital for both the physical and psychological repair of our bodies.

Cortisol is normally released in response to stress whether physical or emotional. When daily stresses disrupt our normal cortisol circadian rhythm we suffer the after effects which can age the skin and can cause a reduction in the levels of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin. This can lead to problems such as dry and dull skin, increased scarring and delay in repairs, thinning of the skin and barrier disruptions of the skin.

Plum Kernel Oil - Organic

Has a pleasant scent and flavour that closely resembles almonds. Rich in Vitamin A, E, oleic acid, linoleic acid, and anti-oxidants, it is beneficial for dry and mature skin types. Its emollient properties bring nourishment and hydration to damaged skin and renew the complexion and maintain healthy cells. The feeling on the skin is very soft and plum oil penetrates the skin easily with no greasy residue.

Pomegranate Co2 Extract - Organic

The extract contains all CO2 soluble components of pomegranate seed including:

more than 70% punicic acid which is a unique conjugated fatty acid

Linoleic acid 5%

Oleic acid 5%

Palmitic acid: 2,5%

Stearic acid: 2.0%

Being rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, pomegranates can help delay the signs of aging. These antioxidants also fight skin inflammation and treat acne breakouts and dark spots. They also naturally brighten the skin.

Pomegranate Fruit Extract - Organic

Pomegranate is a tasty fruit of a small tree (Punica granatum)in the family Lythraceae, originated in Iran. It has been cultivated since acient times in the Mediterranean region, India and China. Pomegranate had significant role in many cultures and religions, involved in myths and legends, connected with eternal life, and considered as the symbol of abundance, fertility and marriage.

Packed with powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, pomegranate is renowned as one of the healthiest fruit in the world. It provides many health benefits including lower high blood pressure, boost heart health, fight inflammations, improve memory and prevent cancer. It is very favourable also for skin health and beauty.

What it does:

Hydrates and moistures the skin, penetrates deep into skin, strengthens the cell membrane, averts moisture loss.

Fights skin aging, provides powerful antioxidant protection, boosts collagen and elastin production, delays and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, keeps skin looking youthful.

Balances skin’s natural oil production.

Lightens the skin tone, diminishes the dark spots, gives radiant complexion.

Treats sun damaged skin, soothes irritations, can be used for protection against UV harmful rays.

Prevents skin cancer.

Pomegranate Seed Oil - Organic

Oil is obtained from the seeds of the pomegranate fruit. It is composed predominantly of unsaturated fatty acids, with Punicic acid, representing about 80% of its total fatty acid composition. According to literature, Punicic acid may have beneficial anti-inflammatory effects as it is an inhibitor of prostaglandin biosynthesis. Potent antioxidant activities for polyphenols extracted from pomegranate seed oil were also demonstrated in studies. Fatty acid compositional profiles in Pomegranate seed oil can vary widely depending on cultivation methods.

It is a wonderful oil that is rich and nutritious. Because of the punicic acid, it is great for any skincare product. It is an excellent choice for anti-ageing products, even a small amount can make a difference. It helps with elasticity and it is deeply nourishing.

Prickly Pear Seed Oil - Organic

The production procedure of prickly pear seed oil, The seeds are separated from the pulp of a 470 kg contingent of prickly pears.Then they are washed carefully, air-dried under sunbeams and afterwards stored in a cool and dry place. On demand, the seeds will then be cold-pressed in a very careful way.

What it does:

Moisturise and soften wrinkles, stimulate new cell growth, calm inflammation, help restore elasticity, and brighten skin, extremely rich in vitamins E and K, essential fatty acids and antioxidants.

Raspberry Fruit extract

Rich in Vitamin C & therefore contains astringent qualities that cleanse the skin surface of oils and other substances. It is also ideal for around the eye area as it softly firms and repairs the skin.

Rhassoul Clay or Ghassoul Clay

Delightfully unique and luxuriant superfine clay powder which is nutrient dense and rich in minerals such as Silica, Magnesium, Calcium, etc. It is highly esteemed around the world in exclusive professional spas for the cleansing, nourishing, exfoliating and rejuvenating properties. Ghassoul comes from the Arabic word ghassala, meaning to wash. When moistened with water, or floral water, the feel on the skin is smooth and almost lubricating whilst also exfoliating and drawing. It feels almost as if soap has been applied, but without foaming the perfect way to cleanse the face, body, or even hair, without soap or chemical surfactants.

What it does:

High mineral content - especially silica which is known to help tone the skin and improve resilience.

High absorption ratio - superior detoxifying and drawing.

Excellent Ion Exchange Ratio - to further facilitate cleansing and deodorizing action.

Gentle and softening to the skin, including sensitive.

Highly efficient at absorbing excess oils from the skin and scalp

Rose Geranium Essential Oil - Organic

Extracted from flowers and leaves of the plant Pelargonium graveolens, also called geranium or rose-scented geranium, native to South Africa and Mozambique. To Europe it was introduced during 17th century, and since then it has been cultivated in Spain, Italy and France. Traditionally the edible flowers and leaves are used as flavouring in vinegar, cakes, jams, jellies, ice creams and teas.

Rose Geranium Essential Oil is widely used in the perfume and fragrance industry. It has sweet, rose-like floral scent with earthy undertone. The oil also has many therapeutic properties, for example its major components – citronellol, nerol and geraniol offer astringent, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antidepressant and sedative action.

What it does:

Regenerates cells and improves skin’s elasticity, reduces appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and tightens skin.

Balances sebum production, improves blood circulation under the skin, making it healthier and more vibrant.

Reduces spots and blemishes, fades away and lightens scars, acne and stretch marks, evens skin tone.

Helps to accelerate the healing process of cuts, wounds, bruises and burns.

sServes as a deodorant, helps prevent body odor due to its antibacterial action.

Treats cold sores (Herpes simplex).

Rose Geranium oil helps restore emotional balance, eliminates negative energy, relieves stress and anxiety, calms and uplifts the mood.

Rose Otto Essential Oil

Extracted from the flowers of rose. It is one of the most precious and expensive oil in the world. It takes 30 rose blossoms to produce 1 drop of oil. Rose oil has deep, sweet rosy scent with fresh overtone. It offers antiseptic, antiviral, antidepressant, sedative, astringent and aphrodisiac properties. Rose is the queen of flowers and the symbol of love, beauty and grace. According to acient myth, Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, created the flower from her tears and the blood of her lover Adonis.

Rosa damascena or Damask rose is a hybrid rose, probably originated in Damascus, Syria and later introduced to Europe. The flowers are famous for their sophisticated fragrance and are commercially cultivated for rose oil (called rose otto) and rose water that are widely used in perfume and skin care industry. The flower petals are edible and are consumed as food flavouring, herbal tea or made in marmalade. Damask roses are cultivated in Bulgaria (renowned “Valley of Roses”), Turkey, France, Italy, Morocco and India.

What it does:

Hydrates and moistures the skin, keeps it soft, supple and radiant. Suitable for all skin types.

Anti aging protection – rejuvenates the skin, boosts collagen synthesis, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles.

Improves blood circulation, evens skin tone, gives healthy glow and youthful appearance.

Fades broken capillaries and reduces stretch marks.

Rose aroma gives a feeling of well-being and happiness, provides a sense of calm and harmony.

Rose is our beloved flower due to its fantastic scent and therapeutic properties.

Rose Petals

Historically, Rose petals have been used as astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory agents and are also said to have antioxidant properties. The antioxidant activity of rose petals depends in part on the compounds present.

Rose petals contain biologically active compounds, in particular phenolic acids such as caffeic, gentisic, salicylic, synapic and p-coumaric) acids, as well as flavonoids such as rutin, isoquercitrin, tiliroside, quercitrin, kaempferol-3-O-rutinoside and apigenin-7-Oglucoside.

Rose Water - Organic

Rose is the queen of flowers and the symbol of love, beauty and grace. According to acient myth, Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, created the flower from her tears and the blood of her lover Adonis. Rosa damascena or Damask rose is a hybrid rose, probably originated in Damascus, Syria and later introduced to Europe. The flowers are famous for their sophisticated fragrance and are commercially cultivated for rose oil (called rose otto) and rose water that are widely used in perfume and skin care industry. The flower petals are edible and are consumed as food flavouring, herbal tea or made in marmalade. Damask roses are cultivated in Bulgaria (renowned “Valley of Roses”), Turkey, France, Italy, Morocco and India.

Rose hydrosol serves as an antiseptic, antiinflammatory, astringent and antioxidant agent.

What it does:

It cleanses, detoxifies, firms and tones the skin, helps maintain skin’s pH balance and stimulates regeneration process.

Rose aroma gives a feeling of well-being and happiness, provides a sense of calm and harmony.

Rose is our beloved flower due to its fantastic scent and therapeutic properties.

Rosehip Oil - Organic

Dog rose (Rosa canina) is a climbing wild rose species native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia. Therapeutic properties of its small red-orange fruit or hip have been known for centuries. It’s a great source of vitamin C and other important nutrients that help boost immune system, prevent and treat colds, reduce fever and cure stomach irritations. Traditionally rosehips are used to make syrup, tea and marmalade.

Rosehips are also used to extract oil. Rich in vitamin C and E, beta-carotene, lycopene, fatty acids such as Linoleic acid (Omega-6), Oleic acid (Omega-9) and Linolenic acid(Omega-3), the oil provides antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action and offers many benefits for skin. Suitable for all skin types, especially great for oily skin.

What it does:

Moistures skin without making it greasy and clogging pores, creates protective barrier that prevents skin from dehydration.

Delays the effects of skin aging, supports cell regeneration and promotes collagen production, improves texture and revitalizes the skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Reduces hyperpigmentation, age spots, evens the tone of skin giving your complexion a healthy glow.

Treats scars, acne, dermatitis and stretch marks.

Relieves sunburn, soothes and reduces inflammation.

Rosemary Co2 Extract - Organic

Botanical extract from the dried leaves of the Rosemary plant using supercritical carbon dioxide extraction. It has antioxidative (stops oils from going rancid so quickly), antimicrobial and antiinflammatory properties but it is predominantly an antioxidant and should not be considered as a preservative at all. This extract contains 25% di-terpenephenols (highest concentration) and 20% carnosic acid.

Rosemary Essential Oil - Organic

It grows in proximity to the sea, its name means Dew of the Sea. Rosemary was used as incense by the ancient Romans and according to legend, Mary sheltered the baby Jesus under a rosemary bush. The nutrients of rosemary can help protect skin cells from damage often caused by the sun and free radicals. 

Since rosemary has natural antiseptic properties, it's a superior disinfectant for our skin and hair. In fact, this essential oil is known to promote a healthy, moisturized scalp and reverse premature greying. It is astringent and increases circulation to the scalp so encourages hair growth. As a diuretic, treats cellulite and stretch marks

Rosemary Water - Organic

Refreshing herbal water got from the steam distillation of rosemary sprigs. It smells more like rosemary than the essential oil itself.

This herbaceous water is energizing and invigorating. Its scent is proven to sharpen mental clarity and boost memory so it’s a great hydrosol to keep in your study!

Rosemary hydrosol is a refreshing herbal water got from the steam distillation of rosemary sprigs. It smells more like rosemary than the essential oil itself.

This herbaceous hydrosol is energizing and invigorating. Its scent is proven to sharpen mental clarity and boost memory so it’s a great hydrosol to keep in your study!

What it does:

Analgesic. Rosemary water is analgesic (pain relieving)

Stimulant. Both rosemary oil and water are powerful circulatory stimulants. They stimulate blood flow to the scalp, which promotes hair growth. It’s also good for promoting lymph flow which is good for detoxifying the body.

Anti-fungal. Rosemary is anti-fungal in nature.

Antibacterial. Benefit from the antibacterial properties for acne, eczema, psoriasis and even rosacea.

Antiseptic. The powerful antiseptic properties of rosemary water are good for disinfecting skin and surfaces. To cleanse skin

Astringent. Reduces oily skin, tightens pores and decreases large pores on the skin.

Antispasmodic. Antispasmodic means it helps relieve muscle spasms and cramps.

Decongestant & Expectorant. Rosemary is good for the respiratory system. It can relieve colds, cough and congestion.

Anti-inflammatory. You can use rosemary hydrosol to reduce acne inflammation, repair sun damaged skin, soothe bug bites and calm irritated skin.

Roseship Seed Co2 extract - Organic

Contains a high content of both Vitamin A and Omega 3 Fatty Acid. Used for sensitive skin. It is very effective in its whole form, with 1kg of the CO2 Extract being equivalent to roughly 13-15kg of Rosehip Seeds.

This extract is stabilised by <0,1% rosemary CO2 leaf extract. This beautiful extract contains CO2 soluble components of the rosehip see such as 41 - 59 % linoleic acid (C18:2, omega-6), 20 - 35 % alpha-linolenic acid (C18:3, omega-3), 12 - 22 % oleic acid (C18:1, omega-9), small amounts of stearic and palmitic acid, tocopherol and 0,01 - 0,02 % carotenoids. A totally pure and natural Botanical CO2 Extract well known for its soothing and nourishing properties for sensitive skin,

Saccarum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract

Sugarcane is a tall, thick perennial grass similar in appearance to bamboo... Sugarcane is rich in sugars and used to make table sugar, molasses, rum and ethanol. An extract of sugarcane, called policosanol, is not a sugar but an alcohol-based compound taken from the waxy leaves and stems of the plant.

Sugar Cane (Saccharum officinarum) Extract used as an antiseptic and natural exfoliant, it can smooth and brighten skin's appearance.

Sea Buckthorn Co2 Extract - Organic

Sea Buckthorn Pulp CO2 Extract, which is extracted from the pulp of the Sea Buckthorn berries, is a clear to turbid red colour and 1kg of the Pulp Extract is equivalent to 8-14kg of the raw material.

Fatty acid composition:

29 % Palmitic acid

34% Palmitoleic acid

17% oleic acid

7,8% Vaccenic acid

7,3% linoleic acid

2,6% alpha-linolenic acid

Sea Buckthorn Oil

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) is a spiny deciduous shrub in the family Elaeagnaceae, native to the cold-temperate regions of Europe and Asia. Its scientific name hippophae derives from the Greek word’s hippo – horse and phaos – to shine, probably because the ancient Greeks used to feed their valuable racehorses with the leaves and branches of sea buckthorn to keep them sleek and healthy.

The small golden fruit of sea buckthorn contains high amount of vitamin C and E, folic acid, carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols, many minerals including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium and selenium, and essential fatty acids and is considered as superfood. Sea buckthorn restores and improves eyesight, boosts energy and resistance to cold and flu, protects the heart and helps balance cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Sea Buckthorn is used to make juice, jams, teas, fruit wines and liquors. The raw fruit is astringent and sour, but tasty and pleasant after freezing.

Sea Buckthorn fruit oil is obtained from the pulp, but sea buckthorn seed oil is pressed from seeds. The fruit oil contains rare Palmitoleic (Omega-7), Oleic (Omega-9) and Palmitic acids and carotenoids including beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and lycopene while the seed oil – Linoleic (Omega-6), Linolenic (Omega-3) and Oleic (Omega-9) acids and tocopherols. Sea buckthorn oils are used in different natural skincare products and nutritional supplements.

What it does:

Helps treat burns, wounds like bedsores and cuts, ulcers, soothes skin irritations and rashes, heals dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and acne.

Brightens and evens the tone of face, diminishes age spots, helps fade stretch marks.

Fights premature aging – enhances the skin’s suppleness and supports tissue regeneration, improves skin elasticity, eliminates appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, provides antioxidant protection.

Acts as a mild sunscreen, protects the skin against the harmful UV rays, also helps treat skin after sunburn, cools and calms, prevents skin’s peeling and flaking.

Sea Buckthorn is one of the strongest weapon against aging

Shea Butter - Organic

Extracted from shea nuts from the Karite tree which grows in Ghana, shea butter is known for its luxurious moisturising properties and shows natural sun protection properties. The fat is extracted by boiling up the nuts in water, then grinding into a paste until the oils start to separate. This is tough work, done over an open fire, and traditionally done by women. (Note: it does not contain any SPF factor, and therefore not suitable to be used as sunscreen). It has been well-documented to have skin healing properties, from scar to stretch-mark prevention.

Active compounds found in shea butter are largely Stearic and Oleic(Omega-9) acids, as well Linoleic(Omega-6), Palmitic and Arachidic acids, vitamin E and A. The butter provides antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antifungal and antitumour action. It is widely used in cosmetic industry.

What it does:

Excellent moisturizer, is easy absorbed into the deeper layers of skin, doesn’t clog the pores, balances the natural sebum production, gives nice glow to skin. Fights aging – boosts collagen synthesis, improves skin elasticity and suppleness, eliminates the fine lines and wrinkles, makes skin smooth and beautiful. Treats dry, rough and chapped skin, comforts and soothes skin irritations and rashes, helps with skin allergies, aids healing of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Diminishes scars and stretch marks, promotes flawless skin, smooths and softens the appearance of cellulite. Acts as mild sunscreen, naturally absorbs UV rays and protects the skin from sun with natural SPF6, also relieves sunburn, prevents skin peeling and flaking, treats insect bites, accelerates healing of wounds, burns and frost bites, nourishes dry, damaged and weak hair, calms itchy scalp, fortifies and strengthens the hair roots.

Sodium Hyaluronate

or hyaluronic acid is an acid that naturally occurs in skin. As a skin care ingredient, this is the ultimate moisturizer. A white powder with no aroma. Commercially, much of it is  sourced from poultry (rooster combs) which we refuse to stock. The type we have sourced is made by producing enzymes from a bacteria based biofermentation process. It is guaranteed to be animal free and has good eco credentials. Popularly called “The Fountain of Youth”, it is a frequent ingredient in high end skin care products, added for its skin rejuvenation properties.

What it does: 

The Sodium Hyaluronate molecule holds 1,000 times its weight in water. That’s why it is such an effective moisturizer: When applied to skin, it helps skin retain moisture.

This acid is a skin revitalizer. With regular use, you’ll notice a smoother, softer feel.

If you’re fighting dry skin, sodium hyaluronate is the best way to add water back to the skin. Use it to correct flakiness and irritation.

Sodium Hyaluronate is a wrinkle reducer. It accomplishes this feat through hydration—more moisture means firmer, plumper skin, which makes wrinkles less visible.

This ingredient promotes better blood circulation and nutrient absorption.

Sodium Hyaluronate helps with wound healing, so if you have acne, this ingredient will help prevent scarring.

Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract

It is an extract of a South African plant called Spilanthes Acmella. The flower buds are taken for the extract which is in fractionated coconut oil. The plants are grown by local farmers which sustains the local infrastructure and only the buds are used.

Spilanthes Acmella has long been well regarded as a medicinal plant and was most commonly known as an toothache plant because of its pain relieving qualities. It is thought that the plant has been used for many centuries by local people. Research has shown that the plant has a huge potential in not just cosmetic products, but also as a health food with high therapeutic value.

What it does:

Proven to restructure

Firm and smooth the skin on the face and body. It has an instantly noticeable effect.

Spirulina

One of the most popularly cultivated microalgae, includes various species of primitive unicellular blue-green algae, such as Spirulina platensis and Spirulina maxima. Spirulina is composed by rich nutrients including proteins, polyunsaturated fatty acids, polysaccharides, carotenoids, vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc.

What it does:

The antioxidants present in tyrosine eliminate free radicals and slow down the aging of skin cells. Spirulina is also a wonderful source of chlorophyll, which has cleansing properties, and it also helps your skin retain moisture, which is a major key to maintaining the appearance of smoother, hydrated skin

Strawberry Fruit Extract

Rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C, it provides protection for the skin, contains soothing properties and is a wonderful toner to reduce the appearance of pores.

What it does:

Prevents collagen breakdown under the skin and promotes new collagen production, improves elasticity of skin, smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Calms and soothes dry, chapped and sensitive skin, treats skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis.

Helps reduce scars and stretch marks, treats cellulite. Acts as a mild sunscreen, protects skin from harmful UV rays.

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a beautiful flowering plant in the daisy family Asteraceae, native to America. Its large yellow flower resembles the sun and was worshipped by American Indians including the Aztecs, the Otomi and the Incas. They considered sunflower as a symbol of their solar deity. In Europe sunflower was introduced in the 16th century, but the first large scale cultivation began in the 18th century in Russia.

Now sunflowers are grown in many countries around the world for their editable seeds and oil, the largest sunflower cultivators are Ukraine and Russia. Sunflower oil is obtained from the seeds of sunflower. It is commonly used in food as a frying oil and in cosmetic formulations as an emollient. Sunflower oil consists mainly of Oleic (Omega-9) and Linoleic (Omega-6) acids, as well Palmitic and Stearic acids, rich in vitamin E, carotenoids, lecithin and phytosterols, the oil provides antiinflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties that boost immune system and heart health. It is also a great oil for beautiful and healthy skin and hair.

What it does:

Nourishes and moistures the skin, helps maintain skin barrier and prevents moisture loss, gives natural glow to skin.

Protects against premature aging, provides powerful antioxidant defence, rejuvenates and evens the skin, restores its elasticity and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.

Soothes and comforts dry, itchy or inflamed skin, heals eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.

Acts as mild natural sunscreen, protects against UVA-UVB rays that damage the skin.

Moistures and nourishes the hair, strengthens and fortifies the roots, stimulates hair growth, stops breakage, adds shine and softness to hair.

Helps reduce stretch marks, lightens the skin, improves the tone of complexion, promotes flawless skin.

Acts as a mild sunscreen, protects the skin from harmful UV rays.

Nourishes and strengthens eyelashes, makes them naturally thick and full.

Promotes hair growth and improves their shine and lustre.

Sweet Almond Oil - Organic

A deciduous tree species belonging to the rose family Rosacea, native to the Middle East. It was spread in ancient times along the shores of the Mediterranean into Northern Africa and Southern Europe. Now it is cultivated in many countries worldwide. The almond tree symbolizes the renaissance of nature and the passing winter being the first tree to bloom.

The fruit of almond tree is drupe consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with seed inside. Almond seed is very tasty and healthy snack, eaten raw or toasted, it is also a component of various dishes such as marzipan, nougat, French macaroon, almond milk and almond butter.

Almond oil also is obtained from the dried seeds of sweet almond. It consists mainly of Oleic(Omega-9), Linoleic (Omega-6) and Palmitic acids, phytosterols, high in vitamin E and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium and zinc, the oil provides many health benefits including regulate cholesterol levels, reduce risk of heart diseases and protects against diabetes. The oil also is good for application to the skin and hair. As hypoallergenic oil, it is safe for sensitive skin.

What it does:

Deeply moistures the skin, smooths and makes it soft and supple.

Fights skin aging, regenerates the cells, improves skin elasticity, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, firms and tightens the skin.

Calms dry and flaky skin, comforts skin irritations, itchiness and rashes, treats psoriasis and eczema.

Improves blood circulation under the skin, helps diminish dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil - Organic

Juicy fruit of orange tree (Citrus sinensis) in the citrus family Rutaceae, originated in southern China, where it has been cultivated for thousands years. It is called “golden apple” and considered as symbol of prosperity and good fortune. Now orange trees are grown worldwide in tropical and subtropical climates for their delicious fruit which can be consumed fresh or processed into juice. Oranges are an amazing source of vitamin C that boosts immune system and heart health, aids in weight loss and helps prevent cancer, and can do miracles to the skin.

Sweet Orange oil is extracted from the peel of orange fruit. It is used for flavouring food and drinks and also in the perfume and beauty industry. Orange oil fragrance can be characterised as a warm, vivid, sweet citrus scent with bitter undertone. It has antiinflammatory, antiseptic, antidepressant, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

What it does:

Fights signs of skin aging, enhances collagen production, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, revitalizes the skin.

Provides glow to dull skin, evens the tone, lighten dark spots, improves complexion.

Works as natural astringent, cleanses and balances oily skin and treats acne.

Rduces the pain, eases the bone and joint pain, improves the blood circulation.

Stimulates lymphatic drainage, helps combat water retention and cellulite.

Sweet Orange essential oil fragrance promotes a feeling of happiness and warmth, brings energy and cheers up the mind.

Tannic Acid

The antimicrobial activities of tannins fight against bacterial infections (i.e., acne) and also act as an antioxidant against free radicals that cause cell damage. And it gets better—tannins are also a natural astringent, which means they remove excess oil from your pores and tighten them without drying out your skin

Tocopherol (Vitamin E) - Palm Oil Free

Plant based and palm-free mixture of D-alpha, D-beta, D-delta und D-gamma Tocopherols in sunflower oill (70%)

PLays a crucial role in protecting skin cells and membranes from environmental damage. This protection extends to stopping damage to the skin from UV rages, pollutants and aging. It provides deep moisturisation for the skin whilst allowing the skin to breathe and function naturally, therefore helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles

Tomato Seed Oil

Tomato is one of the most consumed vegetable in the world. Fresh in salads or made into sauces or soups, tomato offers many health benefits – reduces cholesterol and protects heart health, prevents urinary tract infections, improves vision and supports digestive system.

Tomato is a fruit or botanically berry of tomato plant (Solanum lycopersicum), which belongs to the nightshade family Solanaceae. The plant is originated in Central and South America. To Europe tomato was brought probably by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, in 1521. Initially the Europeans were suspicious of the bright shiny fruit and mistakenly thought that it was poisonous. Although in reality the leaves of plant are slightly poisonous, but fruit is not.

Tomato seed oil is derived from tomato seeds. High in active ingredients such as lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin, minerals including cooper, iron, manganese and zinc, tocopherols, phytosterols, flavonoids and fatty acids – Linoleic (Omega-6), Oleic (Omega-9), Stearic and Linolenic (Omega-3), the oil is real natural treasure for maintainig beautiful skin and youthful appearance.

What it does:

Deeply moistures all types of skin, especially favourable for mature and ageing skin.

Supports regeneration of skin cells, improves elasticity, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, evens the skin tone.

Soothes and comforts dry and cracked skin, heals irritations and rashes, treats eczema, psoriasis and acne.

Reduces scars, cellulite and stretch marks.

Acts as mild sunscreen, provides natural protection against harmful UV rays.

Nourishes dry and damaged hair, encourages healthy hair growth, repairs split ends and improves hair vitality.

Ucuuba Butter

Native to Central and South America, Ucuuba Butter is a natural butter cold pressed from the seeds of the Ucuuba tree producing a light brown, hard and dry consistency butter. High in lauric acid and palmitic acid, both of which are important for healthy cell development, ideal for restoring skin tone and texture. Also high in Vitamin C, which helps to reverse skin damage and is a powerful anti-aging agent, and Vitamin A, also known as retinol.

Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract

A close relative of Blueberries, and known as Huckleberry in the USA, Bilberry has been used as a medicinal herb since the 1600's. Bilberry fruit contains compounds called anthocyanosises, which have exceptional antioxidant properties which help to prevent or reverse damage to cells due to free radical oxidation by maintaining normal blood flow in the fine capillary blood vessels that nourish body tissues. Bilberry Extract also contains a high concentration of Vitamin C, Resveratrol and Quercetin (all powerful antioxidants) which work to slow the aging process and improve the appearance of skin.

In addition to its Antioxidant Action, **Bilberry extract assists in the supply of oxygen-rich blood flow to every layer of the skin. This allows the skin to readily uptake skin nourishing nutrients which helps maintain elasticity and suppleness, including the vital oil-moisture balance. Bilberry extract is a superior skin-conditioning active ingredient that helps increase the overall vitality of the dermis, which helps support and maintain collagen production. The single most important factor in preventing premature aging.

**ANTIOXIDANT DEFINITION: Antioxidants are just what the name implies, i.e.; they help reverse, slow down or prevent cellular oxidation. We call this cellular "rust," as oxidation is what causes the breakdown/decomposition of everything on the earth. even something as impervious as iron to degrade and break down over time. Imagine what it can do to your skin and hair. Actually, you don't have to imagine, as the evidence for the aging process is all around us.

 

Vanila CO2 Extract

What is Vanilla?

Vanilla is a member of the Orchidaceae family of plants and fits this characteristic well with its fragrant blooms. The flowers can range in color from whitish to greenish-yellow and grow to be around two inches. It gets its name from the Spanish vainilla,' meaning 'little pod or capsule.

Growing vanilla for bean cultivation is an arduous process that takes years. The vines do not flower until the third year. Even though the vine as a whole flowers over the course of two months, the flowers themselves only last for 24 hours before wilting.

The plant itself is easy to grow and can have spurts of up to an inch a day once established, but hand-pollinating is tedious.

Not only does the timing have to be perfect, but it also has to be done just right, and practice is suggested. The savings and quality can be well worth the process though.

 Is extracted without chemical solvents in a supercritical process using CO2 at high pressure but low temperature.

This is less damaging than steam distillation and the resulting extract resembles the original chemical make up of the Vanilla Bean more closely than an essential oil.  It could even be considered to contain a fuller spectrum of constituents from the plant than any essential oil.

It is warm, sweet and rich.  The aroma of vanilla has been shown to lift mood and generate feelings of wellbeing and calmness.

Vanilla has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe and calm irritated skin.

Anti-bacterial.  Vanilla has been used to reduce skin infections and in wound healing.

Vanilla Bean Extract contains Vanillin, a polyphenol with powerful anti-oxidant properties.

Anti-oxidants help to protect against free radical damage and the effects of environmental stresses on the skin.

Vanilla also contains B vitamins, including niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid.  All of which help to maintain healthy looking skin.

Vetivert Essential Oil

This oil also called khus oil, is extracted from the vetiver plant, a clumpy, green grass native to India that can grow five feet high or more.

Vetiver essential oil is distilled from the vetiver plant’s roots, which are aged before being soaked in water. The highly concentrated oil that is released is then skimmed off the top of the water. It’s used in holistic practice for its soothing, grounding capabilities.

What it does:

Deeply hydrating moisturizer that firms, tightens, and protects skin against the harsh effects of environmental stressors, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and exhibiting anti-aging properties.

Vitamin A Acetate (Retinol)

Also called "The Normaliser", Vitamin A Acetate (Retinol) has attracted great interest in recent years as it is the active agent for treatment of aging skin in beauty care.

What it does:

Vitamin A promotes the enzyme activity in the skin. It thickens the epidermis and can regenerate skin prematurely aged by UV-radiation. This product can also assist in increasing the skin's elasticity and the reversal of photodamage.

Wheat Germ Oil - Organic

is extracted from the germ of the wheat kernel, which makes up only 2.5% by weight of the kernel. It is naturally rich in Vitamins A, D, and E, and contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, F, Essential Fatty Acids, protein, and minerals. Because of its anti-oxidant and regenerative properties.

White Poppy Seed Oil

White poppy (papaver somniferous) is a species of flowering plant in the family Papaveraceae, probably originated in the eastern Mediterranean. It is a decorative plant that bears large beautiful flowers and spherical capsules containing small seeds. The poppy is cultivated since ancient times, mainly for its opium and seeds. The ancient Minoans used opium (dried latex that is extracted from the immature seed capsules) to treat asthma, stomach problems and bad eyesight. The poppy seeds contain very low level of opiates that are not dangerous or harmful for health, on the contrary they offer some beneficial effects – calm nervous system, ease irritability and work as a painkiller. The poppy seeds are used in bakery products as fillings of traditional pastries and cakes, in deserts or on top of dishes.

Poppy seed oil is produced from poppy seeds. It consists mainly of Linoleic (Omega-6), Oleic (Omega-9) and Palmitic acids, rich in tocopherols and B vitamins, minerals including potassium, copper, calcium, iron and zinc. The oil has a pleasant nutty flavour and is used as salad dressing or cooking oil. Poppy seed oil is an important raw material in the manufacture of paints and varnishes. It has also pharmaceutical and cosmetic uses.

What it does:

Deeply nourishes and moistures the skin, improves skin’s barrier function, prevents moisture loss, softens and smooths the skin.

Light feeling oil although absorbs slowly, doesn’t clog pores and helps balance sebum production, suitable for all skin types.

Promotes cell regeneration, revitalizes dull and tired looking skin, improves skin’s elasticity.

Provides powerful antioxidant protection.

Soothes and calms dry, damaged and chapped skin, reduces inflammations.

Helps to restore the natural barrier and reduces trans epidermal water loss. Poppy seed oil has a rich profile of essential fatty acids which provide moisturisation and TEWL reducing benefits. Slow the progress of pigmentation.

Eliminates flakiness and tightness whilst soothing any irritation and improving flexibility and radiance.

It strengthens the hair shaft so good after hair has been processed or after a weave has been removed. Dramatically improves the appearance of split ends.

Xanthan Gum

A thickener that is naturally derived from sugars commonly found in corn syrup. Xanthan gum is incredibly soft on the skin and acts as a mild natural humectant, helping to lock in moisture to the skin's outer layers and hair shaft, helping to impart lasting moisturisation and conditioning.

Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil - Organic

Organic Ylang Ylang is distilled from the finest Yellow flowers. A semi-wild tree with brittle wood and is found in the South Sea islands. Known as the 'poor man's Jasmine', Ylang Ylang is used extensively in high end perfumery for its stunning, deep, floral scent.

Organic Ylang Ylang Essential oil is Steam Distilled from the flowering plant heads of Cananga odorata

What it does:

Purifying: The potent anti-bacterial properties of Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil make it a very effective skin cleanser. It also acts as a healing powerhouse, boosting the regenerative process of the epidermis. Balancing: Ylang Ylang Essential Oil works wonders to regulate your sebum production.

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