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Aloe Vera is a cactus plant that secretes a thick, clear gel. This gel is full of nutrients and can work to slow the ageing of skin as it increases collagen production as well as improves skin elasticity. Meanwhile the antimicrobial properties help prevent acne and reduce redness and inflammation.
Algae Extract (Dunaliella Saline Extract)
Contains colourless carotenoids which are oil-based phytoene and phytofluene, prepared from marine algae to help beautify and invigorate the skin.
Annatto Seed Extract (Bixa Orellana)
Annatto seeds are the seeds of the achiote tree, native to Central and South America. They contain a more potent form of Vitamin E: Tocotrienols. These are powerful antioxidants that can be quickly absorbed into the skin. Tocotrienol antioxidant potency is 50x greater than tocopherol. It penetrates into the skin’s deepest layers, reduces damage caused by harmful UV light and can have a truly positive impact on reducing the signs of aging, combatting effectively against wrinkles, dryness, hyperpigmentation and loss of elasticity.
Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil)
Argan oil contains antioxidants, vitamin E as well as essentially fatty acids that can be absorbed quickly and help to seal in moisture as well as protecting the skin from free radicals. It can also offer essential hydration, helping to soften dry skin.
Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima Oil)
Avocado oil is packed full of Vitamin A as well as monosaturated fatty acids. These can work together to even out skin tone and encourage a smooth, silky skin tone.
Black Cumin Seed Oil Extract (Nigella Sativa)
A very unique chemical constituency makes Black Cumin Seed oil among the top ranked evidence based herbal medicines. It’s currently being researched to solve the superbug problem! The major bioactive component is Thymoquinone, which has been proven for its anti-bacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.
Baloon Vine (Cardiospermum Halicacabum)
Also known as ‘Love in a Puff’ the, Baloon vine is one among the ‘Ten Sacred Flowers of Kerela’, collectively known as Dasapushpam. In the west, it’s increasingly gaining recognition as a strong anti-inflammatory with some studies suggesting it to be as effective a steroid, in the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema.
Bearberry Extract (Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi)
Bearberry Extract contains essential skin lightning properties that can dramatically reduce the signs of ageing. Containing the active agent, arbutin, which naturally lightens skin by inactivating tyrosinase, one of the enzymes responsible for producing melanin. It brightens skin and so can help to reduce the signs of aging.
Bergamot Peel Oil (Citrus Bergamia)
Bergamot Peel Oil has a light citrus scent with floral notes that are said to have healing properties. Practitioners in aromatherapy claim that inhalation of this oil or absorption through skin stimulates the limbic system in the brain to produce feel good hormones like serotonin and dopamine.
Black Current Seed Oil Extract (Ribes Nigram)
Black current seed oil contains health fatty acids, like alpha linolenic acid (ALA), gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and dihomo-gamma linolenic acid (DGLA). GLA helps to trap moisture and prevents water from disappearing from the surface of the skin, as a natural anti-inflammatory its beneficial in inflammatory skin conditions like Acne Eczema and Psoriasis. It also contains antioxidants like vitamin C, beta-carotene, cryptoxanthin, zea-xanthin.
Carrot Seed Oil (Daucus Carota Sativa)
Carrots are high in antioxidants and can prove powerful in fighting the signs of ageing as well as protecting skin from environmental stresses. Impressively, carrot seed oil can also rejuvenate your skin, this is due to the “caratol” which contains moisturising vitamin E and C which work in synergy to reinvigorate skin.
Chamomile Flower Oil (Anthemis Nobellis)
Another Ancient herb contains many Terpenoids and Flavonoids contributing to its medicinal properties. The chamomile flavonoids have the ability to penetrate into the deeper skin layers, this action contributes to its anti-inflammatory activity. Studies have shown Chamomile to be as effective as hydrocortisone in the treatment of Eczema.
Chinese Peony Leaf Cells (Paeonia Lactiflora)
Active, Pure and Technical Cells produced form biotechnology without any genetic engineering. These 100% whole pure plant cells regulate sebum production and decreases the shine by a deep action on a key enzyme in the epidermis cells. A Radiant tone results from improved cell respiration which induces the elimination of toxins. Despite reduction in sebum, hydration is maintained with these innovative cells as Pure Light Chinese Peony keeps water in the epidermis, stimulates NMF (Natural Moisturising Factor) levels and the quality of the hydro-lipid film in the corneous layer.
Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera Oil)
Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and antifungal and can also help to lock in moisture – proving an immensely helpful substance for those suffering from dry skin. It not only helps to soften skin but also offers deep cleaning properties that prevent acne or breakouts.
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Date Palm Extract (Phoenix Dactylifera)
One of our hero ingredients! Date palm extract is a powerful anti-aging mineral that contains 7 compounds. These work in harmony and can work to delay the signs of aging. They include Phytoserols that help strengthen the skin’s natural defences, Ursolic Acid that helps to rejuvenate tired skin as well as the antioxidants Tocotrienols and Isoflavones that have natural age defying properties.
Green Tea Extract Powder (Camellia Sinensis)
Studies on both animals and humans have demonstrated that green tea formulations can help reduce signs of sun damage by reducing free radicals as well as reducing inflammation. Not only that, but green tea can also flush out toxins, heal blemishes as well as helping to soothe the complexion.
Glycyrrhiza Extract (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
More commonly known as liquorice, glycyrrhiza extract is a leafy green plant which yields small purple to pale blue flowers. Containing a powerful compound called glabridin which helps encourage the skin to create its own strengthening connective tissues, studies have shown that glabridin can help reduce the signs of wrinkles. Not only that, but this plant can also increase general tone and hydration of the skin.
Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica)
Gotu Kola is an Ayurvedic herb (Brahmi) that was used in India where it has a reputation for promoting long life and rejuvenating the body and mind. The active compounds include pentacyclic triterpenes, mainly asiaticoside, madecassoside, asiatic and madecassic acids. Gotu Kola increases the production of collagen and so can help tighten and firm skin, helping to preserve and restore natural elasticity. It’s effective in improving treatment of small, hypertrophic wounds. This means Gotu Kola provides fantastic anti-aging results and has also seen similar success in fighting acne and scarring.
Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera)
Grapeseed oil is an easily absorbed, gentle oil that is light on the skin. The oil is extremely rich in beta-carotene as well as Vitamins D, C and E which have a proven track record in reducing wrinkles and lines caused by aging. They can also help decrease the signs of scarring. Grapeseed is packed with linoleic making it ideal for oily skin as its lightweight texture helps balance both dry and oily patches.
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Hemp Oil (Cannabis Sativa)
The fats in hemp oil are similar to those found in your skin, which means they can provide protection for your skin as well as improving elasticity and offering rejuvenating properties.
Kefir Milk Probiotics – from Biotechnology
Kefir grains originate from the Caucasus Mountains of Eastern Europe, an anti-ageing Elixir, rich in beneficial probiotic bacteria, it’s proven to increase skin ceramide levels and has been shown to improve inflammatory skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea and Ezcema.
Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum)
This sacred plant is indigenous to India, and is a leafy herb belonging to the mint family. According to ancient custom this impressive plant, also known as ‘Tulsi’ was worshipped in India, due to its beneficial properties. Holy basil kills bacteria and infections and so can be used as an impressive remedy to fight acne and can also be used to treat a number of skin disorders.
Jasmine flower extract (Jasminum Grandiflorum)
Jasmine flower is a staple hair embellishment in western and southern India. It’s gentle and light, and has a very pleasant smell, jasmine has also been found to nourish your skin, help even skin tone, and protect your skin from environmental stressors.
Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis)
Pronounced ho-ho-ba. Jojoba unique composition mimics our skin’s natural oils, which means it can help rebalance sebum levels with people suffering from conditions like acne and eczema. It’s also a liquid wax, which means it remains on the surface of the skin for longer than other natural oils. So, as well as moisturising, it can help repair a damaged skin barrier.
Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia)
Native to the Mediterranean mountains, lavender oil is one of the most widely used essential oils, not just for its calming fragrance, Lavender oil is also known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Is found in plants and is used as an emollient and water-binding agent. Lecithin also has a skin-restoring ability.
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Mulberry (Morus Alba)
Morus alba originates from the white Mulberry tree and has been used for centuries in Chinese Medicine. It has been found to lighten age spots as well as combatting effectively against uneven skin tone. This impressive plant also possesses antioxidant and cleansing properties for a truly deep clean.
Olive Oil (Olea Europaea)
Olive oil contains the antioxidants of Vitamin E, polyphenols and phytoserols. These antioxidants can help prevent premature aging and promote elasticity in the skin. As well as these beneficial properties given its light texture, olive oil is also able to sink deeply into the skin without clogging up pores.
Neem Oil (Melia Azadirachta)
Neem oil is particularly helpful in fighting acne as it can help soothe irritation and inflammation thanks to its aspirin like compound. It is also thought that the high fatty-acid content can prevent scars, whilst its high levels of antioxidants and nutrients can help protect the skin from environmental damage.
Neroli Flower Oil (Citrus Aurantium)
Neroli essential oil comes from the flower of bitter orange tree. Used in ancient times to combat fever and nervousness. The oil is valued for it calming and relaxing scent. Neroli has rejuvenating and regenerating benefits for every skin type, its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties make it ideal for oily and blemished skin.
Oak Root Extract (Avena Sativa)
Astringent and Antiseptic. Rich in Tannins, Oak Root Extract draws out irritation. It is a natural fix for breakouts and blemishes.
Is a long-chain fatty acid, one of our few synthetic ingredients used for its lubricating and emollient properties.
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Pomegranate Extract (Punica Granatum)
The pomegranate is high in vitamins and antioxidants and contains anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties that can help fight sun damage as well as combat notable signs of ageing. It promotes smooth, firm skin by encouraging the growth of collagen and elastin. It also helps enrich dry skin.
Rosemary Seed Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
The topical application of rosemary oil has been found to reduce the inflammation caused by acne. Rosemary is known to stimulate circulation, which will increase blood flow and bring nutrients to the surface to give you glowing skin. Additionally, it fights against sun damage and free radical damage and tightens your skin to combat signs of ageing. As a bonus, the uplifting scent has been shown to boost mood and improve memory.
Phragmites Communis (Common Read)
The Common reed is native to Eurasia and Africa, the extract helps to reduce inflammation. It supports the skin’s natural barrier repair processes to promote a healthier look.
Poet's Narcissus (Narcissus Poeticus Callus)
Is an innovative plant (strain of) cells from a legendary plant poet’s narcissus. 100% whole pure plant cells, deliver the highest amount of original active molecules, proven to prevent and reduce blemishes and lighten skin tone, due to its action on different stages of melanogenesis. Poet’s Nacissus has been recognized for its medicinal properties since ancient times. Greek legend has it that ‘Narcissus’ dies after becoming fixated with staring at his own reflection in water.
Poria Cocus (Wolfiporia Extensa)
Also known as Hoelen and Fu ling. A premium active ingredient, from a rare Chinese mushroom. Shown to supports skin’s natural micro flora, it’s also rich in polysaccharides and triterpenes, which have antioxidant, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.
Rose Flower Extract (Rosa Damascena)
Rose flower extract is renowned for brightening your facial skin, due to roses containing vitamins A and E which work very well to help exfoliate your skin. Its antioxidant properties can strengthen skin cells and help regenerate skin tissue and prevent pre-mature ageing.
Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa Canina)
Originating from the seeds of Rosa aff (a variety of Rose), rosehip oil is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes and is packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that can reduce dark spots, scarring and fine lines as well as helping to hydrate dry and itchy skin.
Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus)
Containing essential fatty acids sunflower seed oil can help lock in moisture in the skin and is particularly helpful in combatting dry skin. It is also rich in Vitamin E which can act as an antioxidant in the body, helping to protect skin from sun damage.
Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis)
Almond oil is mild and hypoallergenic that can be used safely on all skin types. Light in texture it can easily penetrate deep into the skin, softening dirt and debris which will help to reduce the signs of blackheads and acne, it also contains Vitamin A which can further reduce signs of acne.
Sandalwood Oil (Santalum Spicatum)
For centuries, sandalwood oil has been a popular ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Sandalwood essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-proliferative properties. Its aromatic fragrance makes it a popular choice to promote mental and physical wellbeing.
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum ParkII)
Shea butter contains a huge amount of vitamin A, which can help to prevent a number of skin conditions as well as offering some incredibly deep moisturising properties.
Soap Bark Wood Extract (Quillaja Saponaria)
The soap bark tree is native to South America. The high content of tripernen, saponins and tannins are useful for acne prevention, due to their anti-inflammatory properties.
Squalene is an oil produced naturally in the body, however the production of squalene declines rapidly with age causing dryness and lacklustre skin. Plant Squalane is special as it does not have an oily texture, it’s naturally anti-bacterial and helps regulate excess oil production, helping with acne. Squalane helps protect your skin from the free radicals.
Summer Snowflake (Leucojum Aestivum)
Is a natural extract from dormant Summer Snowﬂake bulbs. Clinically proven to smooth your skin and reduce wrinkles, as well as contribute to lightening of your skin through dormancy of the melanocytes. Leaving you with a smoother, more uniform complexion
Sunflower Seed Oil Unsaponifiables
Unsaponifiables, are a fraction of the sunflower, which is well absorbed into the skin, its rich in phytosterol, vitamin e, and squalene which are important elements in skin regeneration, making this a fantastic skin conditioning agent.
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Tamarind Seed Extract (Tamarindus Indica)
Taramind is the fruit of Tamarindus indica, a species which originates from India. They are shiny and black and boast a number of health benefits. Taramind seeds can help improve the elasticity of the skin as well as helping to keep skin smooth and hydrated. It is the perfect antidote to the effect of ageing.
Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)
The powerful -anti-inflammatory and anti-septic qualities of curcumin (the active ingredient of Turmeric) have made it a precious medicinal herb used traditionally throughout the east and in particular the Ayurvedic and Chinese systems of medicine. Curcumin has the Capacity to suppress Propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria primarily responsible for inflammatory acne. Curcumin has shown to improve collagen deposition and increase fibroblast density of skin.
A form of Vitamin E, derived from vegetable oils, its antioxidant ability helps fight signs of premature aging and is useful as a preservative.
Tuberose + Betaine Cell Complex
100% whole pure plant cells combine tuberose cells with betaine (trimethylglycine or TMG). This active biotechnological complex evens out skin tone, reduces fine lines and puffiness and increases micro-circulation. Its multifunctional ability means it’s also moisturising and has the capacity to restore the skin’s barrier due to its lipid restoring effect for a firmer complexion and a radiant new look.
Tuberose is a white heliotrope flower that originated in Mexico and was introduced to Europe in the 16th century; it is now cultivated in India, North Africa and China.
Betaine or TMG is an amino acid found in various foods like beets. Its unique molecular structure allows it’s to interact with water and gives it the ability to retain water and provide superior hydration to the skin.
Enriching a plant cell in this way increases the bioavailability of all the active molecules that it contains.
Turmeric Root Oil (Curcuma Longa)
The most abundant components of turmeric root oil are aromatic Turmerone, α-Tumerone, β-tumerone and Curlone. Studies have shown these components to have a strong anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing effects. Turmerone has been shown to enhance communication between cells.
Vetiver Root Oil (Vetiveria Zizanioides)
Vetiver has a tranquil and deeply calming scent, it is used in aromatherapy for nervousness and insomnia and is the perfect bedtime ritual to help you to relax and unwind.