The ingredients we source are as close to nature as possible.

We believe that naturally derived ingredients will assist in less adverse side effects and the most chirally correct solutions available.

Not only do we not use harsh or unethical ingredients, we source the most natural, raw ingredients possible that are not tested on animals.

If you have questions or require further information on our ingredients and their individual certification please feel free to contact us.

Some of our ingredients do not have a country of origin of Australia.

We try where ever possible for this to be the case, however some of the unique properties of individual plant-based ingredients cannot be cultivated naturally in our climates.

As we believe in only the best premium quality products at times we must use ingredients that have been cultivated and harvested in their natural environs.

Our products and our raw materials ARE NOT tested on animals.

In some instances, ingredients are unstable. Whilst we try to be as close to nature as possible some products contain synthetic compounds so that they can have a shelf life, be ready to use when you want to use them and be stable as well as skin compatible at the time of use.

Our ingredient index has x2 categories – GREEN denoting Natural Ingredients and BLACK denoting Safe Synthetics (many of which are derived from natural sources)

 

INGREDIENT INDEX:

Acai Virgin Oil:

This highly active oil is fantastic for helping to manage inflammation and very dry skin. Rich in Phytosterols it has a soothing effect while the Omega fatty acids (6 and 9) protect the skin from further environmental damage.

Acrylates Copolymer:

A general term for copolymers of two or more monomers consisting of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid or one of their simple esters. Used as a stabilizer that can work as a film forming agent, suspending agent, waterproofing and antistatic agent.

Allantoin:

Increases the water content of skin. It encourages natural exfoliation in the stratum corneum, the outer layer of the skin. It is well known for its ability to stimulate cell proliferation, encouraging new tissue growth. Promotes cellular regeneration, counteracting dryness and repairing an impaired barrier, allantoin encourages sensitive skin to become more resilient. Topical application helps reduce free radical activity on the skin.

Almond Sweet Oil:

This oil has many properties. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and has excellent moisturising properties whilst being gentle enough for the most sensitive of skins.

Aloe Vera juice:

The vitamins found in Aloe include B complex, folic acid, C and carotene (a precursor of vitamin A). Aloe is also a brilliant moisturising agent. The polysaccharides or sugars that predominate and are hygroscopic (water-loving), paired with the fact that these sugars form a strong meshed structure make them both substantive and moisturising to the skin.

Aloe Vera Leaf Juice Powder:

The vitamins found in Aloe include B complex, folic acid, C and carotene (a precursor of vitamin A). Aloe is also a brilliant moisturising agent. The polysaccharides or sugars that predominate and are hygroscopic (water-loving), paired with the fact that these sugars form a strong meshed structure make them both substantive and moisturising to the skin. Aloe Vera leaf powder is known for its skin healing properties. It is used for irritated, sunburned, or inflamed skin. Aloe vera powder contains salicylates, which are known to relieve pain. It is also high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and other minerals which allow the skin to heal faster.

Alpha-Bisabolol:

The primary component of the essential oil extracted from chamomile. It enhances the appeaerance of dehydrated or damaged skin by reducing dry flaking and restoring suppleness. Because of its high panthenol concentration it can effectively stimulate and promote the skin's healing process. It also increases the penetration of other ingredients.

Aluminium Magnesium Silicate:

A naturally occurring mineral (Smectite) clay that is commonly used to emulsify, thicken, and colour cosmetics. Because of its large molecular size, it is not absorbed through the skin. In water the clay swells to form a thickened liquid that can be used to suspend, stabilise and bring body to a formulation. Products thickened with Magnesium Aluminium Silicate clays are soft and silky on the skin and have a smooth, luxurious flow.

Arnica montana:

Arnica has been celebrated since the 1500s for its remarkable ability to reduce inflammation and to help heal bruises, hematomas, cramps, sprains, muscle pain and stiffness. The proven analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of Arnica has lead to its well earned reputation as a highly sought after natural pain alleviator. Topical application enhances blood circulation, reduces inflammation and relieves pain associated with sprains, arthritis, rheumatism and soft tissue injury. Arnica has been proven to be as effective as ibuprofen in the topical treatment of arthritis. It also significantly reduces post-surgical pain and inflammation in patients.

Avocado Oil:

Avocado contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and Beta carotene. It is classified as a monosaturated oil. It is best suited for dry skin conditions in topical applications. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties may help treat a number of skin problems. These include psoriasis, acne and signs of aging. Because avocado oil contains vitamin E and antioxidants like polyphenols, this provides added protection to the skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for use against acne and in some cases, can provide treatment against wounds.

Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Leaf Oil:

Lemon myrtle is a powerful cleanser with anti-bacterial properties. It also assists in reducing clogged pores, balancing oily skin and reducing the appearance of pores, smoothing fine lines and improving skin elasticity. Bearberry Leaf Extract:

It contains the active agent, arbutin, which naturally lightens and brightens skin.

Beeswax:

This product helps to seal moisture into the skin.

Bilberry Fruit Extract:

Bilberry fruit contains chemicals known as anthocyanosides, plant pigments with excellent antioxidant properties that help to prevent or reverse damage to cells caused by free radicals. Bilberry also contains vitamin C.

Boron Nitride:

Boron Nitride is a non-toxic, inorganic powder composed of boron and nitrogen. Boron Nitride is a natural, inert mineral and it is a useful additive to foundations and concealers because of its soft and elegant feel.

Butylene Glycol:

Is made from the fermentation of corn and other carbohydrate substrates It is a colourless organic alcohol used as a solvent, as a viscosity-decreasing agent and as a conditioning agent. When placed on the skin or ingested, butylene glycol is absorbed and broken down into “gamma-hydroxybutryic acid,” a naturally occurring compound found in humans.

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate:

Is a synthetic, low-molecular weight ester of benzoic acid and C12-15 alcohols. It is used as a skin conditioning agent.

Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract:

Calendula officinalis is a plant known as pot marigold. It should not be confused with other types of plants more commonly known as marigold, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract function as skin conditioning agents. It has been used on the skin in traditional herbal medicine, often because of its reported anti-inflammatory activity.

Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract:

Is commonly referred to as green tea extract. It is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing ingredient in skin care.

Candelilla Wax:

Candelilla wax is rich in nutrients and easily absorbed into the skin, allowing it to act as a barrier and help prevent moisture loss.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride:

Caprylic/capric triglycerides are naturally occurring in coconut and palm kernel oils at lower levels but to make this pure ingredient, the oils are split and the specific fatty acid (capric acid and caprylic acid are isolated and recombined with the glycerin backbone to form the pure capric/caprylic triglyceride. It is 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. Caprylic/capric triglyceride can also function as a thickener, but its chief job is to moisturize and replenish skin.

Caprylyl Glycol:

Caprylyl glycol is an alcohol derived from caprylic acid—a natural fatty acid found in, palm and coconut oils. It helps increase the shelf life of a product by increasing the antimicrobial activity of other preservatives. Caprylyl glycol is just one of many glycols and, while some may be nasty and undesirable in body care products, this one is not.

Carbomer:

A series of synthetic polymers primarily made from acrylic acid. They have the ability to absorb and retain water and can swell up to 1000 times their original volume when dispersed in water.

Cardamom Oil:

Its main properties for skin are antioxidant, antiseptic and cleansing.

Carnauba Wax:

A wax derived from the tropical palm tree copernicia cerifera.

Ceteareth 20:

Cetearyl Alcohol which is vegetable derived mixed with ethylene oxide which is synthetic to give the product surface-activity.

Cetearyl Alcohol:

A fatty alcohol that is in this instance derived from plants (palm oil-palmityl alcohol). It works as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener and carrying agent for other ingredients. It keeps the oil and water parts of an emulsion from separating, and gives products good spreadability. Cetyl alcohol is well known to effectively condition and soften the skin.

Cetearyl Glucoside:

is a natural, vegetable based, emulsifier derived from coconut and corn sugar. Its liquid crystal structure supports the integrity of the skin’s natural oil and moisture balance and aids the delivery of active ingredients into the skin. It is used as an emulsifier used in oil in water formulations and helps skin to retain moisture.

Chamomile Flower Extract:

Chamomile posses many powerful skin properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, and contains essential oils and antioxidants. Additionally, is a hypoallergenic and helps to reduce skin irritants by neutralizing free radicals.

Citronella Oil:

Is an essential oil obtained from the leaves and stems of the Cmybogogon (lemongrass) plant. It has anti-microbial and insect repellent qualities.

Citric Acid:

Extract derived from citrus fruits and used primarily in small amounts to adjust the pH of products to prevent them from being too alkaline. Citric acid is an AHA, and as such, in the right formula and concentration, it can exfoliate skin.

Citrus Reticulata Peel Oil:

Mandarin oil can be used as a cure for stretch marks, damaged skin and acne scarring; it encourages the growth of new skin cells and replaces previously damaged skin cells. It is non-toxic, non-sensitizing, and does not irritate the skin. Mandarin oil is also known to reduce pigmentation. It acts as a skin toner for congested and oily skin and softens dry skin as well as maintaining moisture balance in the skin.

Clementine Oil:

Clementine oil enhances smooth, clear skin, and is employed to help diminish areas of the skin that have been irritated or inflamed.

Cocoa Butter:

Cocoa butter contains fatty acids, which improve skin moisture retention and elasticity. It is effective in easing skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.

Cocamide DEA:

Made by reacting the fatty acids from coconut oil with diethanolamine.An emulsifier, thickener and foaming agent.

Cocoamidopropyl Betaine:

Cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) is a fatty acid derived from coconut oil It is a surfactant which allows water to wash away the oil and dirt from skin by decreasing the surface tension of water. Surfactants are both lipophilic - oil loving - and hydrophilic - water loving - which enables them to remove dirt and oil from your skin. Some surfactants are harsher on skin than others, cocamidopropyl betaine typically doesn't cause irritation.

CoEnzyme Q10:

May help improve the appearance of signs of aging. There is also research showing that environmental factors deplete the presence of CoQ10. Topical application of CoQ10 has antioxidant and-soothing effects.

Colloidal Oatmeal:

Oatmeal is an excellent ingredient for products targeting very dry skin. It contains cationic proteins that stick to the skin improving its barrier function. The natural sugars swell due to their excellent ability to bind water and deliver it deep into the cells and the proteins help carry occlusive ingredients into the skin for long term moisturisation.

Cranberry Fruit Extract:

The acid in cranberries acts as an exfoliant and vitamins like A and C help boost collagen production. Cranberries also fight free radicals that may cause wrinkles and also keeps skin moisturised.

Cucumber Fruit Extract:

Is a non-sensitizing plant extract. Most types of cucumber are composed of 95% water, and the other constituents primarily include ascorbic acid (vitamin C), caffeic acid (an antioxidant), fatty acids, the mineral silica, plus other trace minerals. Due to its antioxidant activity, cucumber is a welcome addition to anti-aging products.

Cucumber Oil:

The vitamin B1 and C content of cucumber oil is believed to help detoxify the skin’s pores.

Cyclomethicone:

Cyclomethicone is a general term describing both individual and/or a mixture of cyclic siloxane materials. These materials are derived from the natural elements silicon and oxygen. Cyclomethicone helps leave skin feeling smooth and lubricated, instead of sticky or oily.

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate:

is a safe synthetic ingredient that is used as an emollient and texture enhancing agent.

Decyl Glucoside:

A plant derived polyglucoside. It's made by reacting glucose with decanol, a derivative of coconut. It possesses moisture binding properties that help make the skin feel smooth and soft.

Dextran:

Dextran is a group of glucose polymers made by certain bacteria It is a polysaccharide that has water-binding properties for skin.

Disodium EDTA:

Is a "water softener" or, more strictly, a chelating agent; taking the hardness out of tap water, so that added cleansers and preservatives work more effectively. Chelating agents work by binding metal ions that are found in water, extracts or other materials so that they can't interfere with the product efficacy and more importantly the preservative efficacy. In some cases metal ions act as nutrients for microbes encouraging their growth.

Epilobium Angustifolium (Canadian Willowherb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract:

This plant extract contains bioactive molecule of oenothein B which clearly inhibits 5-α-reductase and P. acnes growth contributing to a better acne control and antimicrobial effect. Also, the plant is a free radical scavenger (higher efficacy than Trolox, SOD & vit C) reducing damages induced by oxidative stress. It thus soothes acne-prone skin, reduces skin redness and has a fast relief of skin irritation induced by chemicals and UV exposure.

Ethylhexylglycerin:

Is a synthetic ingredient derived from glycerin, an organic compound that is also known as glycerol which is commonly found in vegetable oil. It is used as a skin-softening agent and used as a preservative, a carrier, or suspending agent for other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol.

Evening Primrose Oil:

Is renowned for its high fatty acid content and in particular the high quantity of Gamma Linoleic Acid, Omega-6 and Linoleic Acid. This oil has been noted for its ability to moisturize skin. Research shows that due to the high concentrations of GLA, evening primrose oil has anti-inflammatory properties and helps keeps skin hydrated. Evening primrose is often considered a great choice for individuals who suffer from acne or skin sensitivities. It can be used to treat symptoms of eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis. It is also beneficial in treating acne, along with rejuvenating dull, tired skin. Primrose oil can also be massaged on to sunburns, eczema patches, and blemishes to provide moisture and help reduce redness.

Fractionated Coconut Oil:

Is a feather-light emollient that softens and hydrates dry skin without a greasy after effect. Fractionated Coconut Oil is colourless, odourless and readily absorbs into the skin. This carrier oil is ideal for dry or troubled skin and provides a soothing topical barrier without clogging pores.

Ginseng Siberian Extract:

It smoothes and tightens the skin whilst giving a physical “lift” to sagging skin.A thick, golden coloured gel that is 25% active aqueous root extract consisting primarily of the complex polysaccharides and associated glycoproteins from the root of the Siberian Ginseng plant.

Glycerine:

Is obtained by the saponification of natural fats and oils: used for preserving cosmetics.

Glyceryl Stearate:

This is derived from Canola oil and Corn and is 100% palm free. The product is of European Origin.

Grapefruit Oil:

Grapefruit is also renowned for its cleansing and purifying properties and is frequently used in skin care for its ability to promote the appearance of clear, healthy-looking skin.

Grape Seed Extract:

Is high in Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPC's or PCO's) a powerful antioxidant, which is known to reduce the damage done by free radicals, strengthen and repair connective tissue, and promote enzyme activities.

Green Tea Extract:

Green Tea extract is used, as it is a rich source of anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Green tea extract is hailed in the Natural Skin Care Industry. Green tea extract is said to help repair the effects of aging and environmental factors. The active constituents in green tea are the Catechin - Polyphenols. Green tea catechins are potent antioxidants.

Heptapeptide-8:

It is known to mimic the action of laminin-5, an important molecule that is present in the dermal-epidermal junction and is responsible for improving its function. Studies have indicated that laminin-5 is necessary for the health and appearance of the skin and is directly involved with skin ageing. Clinical studies by the ingredient manufacturer found that using Heptapeptide over a 21-day period helps tonify the skin, improves its smoothness and helps regenerate and renew the skin on a cellular level.

Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen:

Type I collagen is the most abundant type of collagen in the human body (1) and accounts for 80% of the collagen in skin. Marine derived collagen peptides, are significantly better absorbed than the bovine versions. Our Marine Collagen is extracted from the natural seaweed variety Porphyra tenera with water. It is exclusively gained from Non-GMO ingredients and it is free of any GMO-fragments. Our Marine Collagen is grown, harvested and processed within the strict principles of creating animal free products. It, therefore, does not contain any animal products.

Iron Oxide:

Iron Oxides are naturally ocuring mineral deposits. These compounds are used as pigments in a variety of applications. Iron Oxides used in cosmetic products are synthetic.

Isopropyl Mystirate:

Isopropyl Myristate is a synthetic oil used as an emollient, thickening agent, or lubricant it is composed of of Isopropyl Alcohol and Myristic Acid (a naturally-occurring fatty acid).

Jasmine Sambac Absolute:

Jasmine is rich in a variety of active chemical components that are beneficial to the skin. Because of its antioxidants, jasmine can help protect from environmental stressors. This oil is very effective in evening the tone of skin as well as reducing the appearance of age spots. It is non-irritating and non-sensitising and provides natural moisture that does not clog pores.

Jojoba Oil:

Although called an oil, it’s actually a liquid plant wax and has been used in folk medicine for a number of ailments. Native Americans use jojoba oil for treating sores and bruises. It is used to treat acne, psoriasis, sunburn and chapped skin. It soothes the skin and unclogs hair follicles. Jojoba oil is a carrier oil for essential oil uses and is an effective skin moisturizer and healer on its own.

Kakadu Plum Extract:

Kakadu Plum is a native tree from Australia which is found exclusively in the Northern Territory and around Arnhem Land. The Kakadu Plum fruit has the highest known Vitamin C concentration of any single natural food source in the world. Indigenous Aborigines have used this plant and its fruit extensively for food as well as for its traditional healing properties. It is known to have ten times the amount of Vitamin C found in other fruits, making it an excellent antioxidant.

Lactic Acid:

Our lactic acid is produced via the fermentation of a cultured bacteria via biotechnology. Lactic Acid is a strong Alpha-Hydroxy Acid and hence has excellent exfoliant properties. Lactic acid is a glycosaminoglycan (similar to Hyaluronic Acid) and as such is made of long sugar-like chains. These provide the skin with moisture making this AHA moisturising and deep cleansing. It is a powerful ingredient that helps reduce acne breakouts and the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Lanolin:

A natural product found in the oil glands of the sheep. Lanolin is naturally able to bind moisture and can bind up to 200 times its weight in water. This grade of lanolin has had any residual moisture removed to give a more oxidatively stable material with a waxy opaque appearance. Lanolin is the only animal derived oil that can be harvested without detriment to the animal. Sheep are usually sheared once a year and that wool is what contains the lanolin. The waxy esters of lanolin make it a good barrier protector which means that lanolin oil is an excellent choice for heavy duty skin care applications and for skin care for extra dry skin. In addition to waxy esters lanolin also contains cholesterol and the skin uses this to produce vitamin D. In addition to that the ability of lanolin to hold water makes it able to stabilise emulsions or even incorporate water into an emulsifier-free system in some cases.

Levulinic Acid:

A natural plant acid, which helps to maintain the acid balance of products and the skin to increase resistance to microbial infection.

Licorice Root Extract:

Licorice root contains an active compound called “glabridin.” Licorice extract may also help diminish the appearance of dark under-eye circles, discoloration and age spots. The extract also has powerful antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental stressors, as well as “licochalcone,” which helps balance oil, making this a good ingredient for those with oily skin.

Lilly Pilly Fruit Extract:

Is revered for its brilliant skin-rejuvenating properties. Containing a high content of Vitamin C & fruit acids, its astringent properties help to regenerate & protect skin cells. It is an excellent promoter in the production of collagen & elastin, working to visibly firm & brighten the overall appearance of the skin.

Lime Distilled Oil:

Lime essential oil has antiseptic, bactericidal, disinfectant and astringent properties that fights against harmful bacteria causing skin infections, it assists in healing skin and skin inflammation.

Litsea Cubeba Oil:

The main benefit of Litsea to the skin is its ability to help with oily skin. It has gentle properties that help cleanse and reduce the appearance of pores.

Macadamia Oil:

This oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, including Oleic Acid (Omega 9) which are highly moisturising, regenerating and softening on the skin. These fatty acids also have anti-inflammatory properties.

Magnesium Myristate:

Magnesium is an earth mineral that has strong absorbent properties and some disinfecting properties. Myristate is a fatty acid typically found in plants. Fatty acids can help supplement the skin's inter-cellular matrix.

Magnesium Stearate:

Magnesium stearate is a magnesium salt of stearic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid. It is used as atexturizer, opacifier, and non-gelling thickener. It acts as film-forming, anti-caking and lubricating agent for enhanced slip and silkiness which has emulsifying properties.

Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate:

Is a naturally occuring form of magnesium that is anhydrous and is used as a nutrient, firming agent.

Mango Butter:

It is rich in oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated omega-9 acid; and stearic acid, a saturated fatty acid. These are ingredients that the skin readily recognizes, takes up, and uses to help add moisture to the skin and tightens and firms. It also promotes a firmer appearance on skin. Rich in Vitamin A it helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Matrixyl 3000 (Palmitoyl Oligopeptide/Tetrapeptide-7):​

Matrixyl is a peptide (a molecule made up of amino acids). It assists your skin in making new collagen to repair skin damage. While Matrixyl alone is effective at reducing wrinkles and boosting collagen production,​

Methylisothiazolinone:

Is a synthetic antimicrobial and preservative.​

Methylpolysiloxane (Dimethicone):

Polydimethylsiloxane is a safe synthetically produced ingredient. It serves as an anti-foaming agent, skin protectant and conditioner. It is known to prevent water and moisture loss in the skin by forming a hydrating barrier which also serves as a mild water repellent, and has been shown to fill in fine lines.

Methylchlorisothaisolinone/Methylisothiaxolinone:

A safe synthetic, Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI) are used in conjunction as preservatives.

Mica:

Mica is a silicate mineral used in cosmetics for its brilliant or shimmering appearance. Although many minerals are used as pigments in cosmetics, Mica's sheer, translucent and skin-hugging properties make it a popular ingredient in mineral powders. Mica powder reflects light from the face because of its glittering or shimmering properties, and can create the illusion of a smoother, softer and more radiant skin tone.

Mono-Diglyceride:

This is a water in oil emulsifier which works to bind the water soluble ingredients into the oily base. This natural ingredient is derived from palm and/ or coconut oil fractions.

Natural Vitamin E:

This product is derived from highly refined vegetable oil distillates including soyabean and canola oil which undergo further refining and processing. It is manufactured using non-animal based raw materials. Vitamin E is both a nutrient and antioxidant, and the oil in its purest form is extremely versatile. Vitamin E helps form a defence against free radicals and other environmental damaging effects.

Neroil Oil:

Neroli essential oil has traditionally been used for dry skin with broken capillaries as it has been known to reduce redness and skin irritation.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3):

There are 2 important enzymes (NADH and NADPH) that contribute to the production of cellular energy and lipids (responsible for cell growth). With a sufficient supply of both enzymes, your skin creates an effective barrier to external factors that influence the aging process. However, the levels of both NADH and NADPH decline as we grow older. When applied topically, vitamin B3 seems to reduce their rate of decline. Because topical application of niacinamide can help preserve levels of NADH and NADPH, it contributes to the support of the skin’s barrier against pollutants and other irritants. As a result, many skin conditions, such as acne, the redness associated with rosacea, and other inflammatory signs can be actively managed. Also, vitamin B3 has shown to be useful for encouraging the production of natural emollients that can help the skin remain hydrated.

Nylon-12

Is a polymer made of repeating units linked by amide bonds and is used because of its unique properties as a flexible solid and is not associated with adverse dermal effects such as skin irritation or sensitization. Nylon ingredients are polymers and are not absorbed through the skin or hair.

Oat Protein:

Is naturally derived from Aveena sativa kernels. Unique among grain proteins Oat Protein, Hydrolyzed contains two proteins, avenin and glubulins, which are not found in any other grain proteins. This product offers skin softening and skin soothing as well as anit-inflammatory benefits.

Olive Leaf Extract:

The extract from the leaf of the Olive tree, when properly prepared, is considered by some to be one of nature's most powerful natural antiviral and antibiotic substances.

Olive Oil:

Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. When topically applied it may help protect the skin from premature skin aging. Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin. Olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin while providing a cleansing effect.

Orange Sweet Oil:

Originating from Africa, this Sweet Orange Oil is derived from an evergreen tree. Orange essential oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It has been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for anti-aging.

Panthenol:

Panthenol has been seen to improve hydration, reduce itching and inflammation of skin and accelerate and improve healing of epidermal wounds.

Papaya Extract:

Papaya is one the best fruit for incorporating in your skin care regime because it has an enzyme called papain that is responsible for skin whitening, reducing unwanted hair, exfoliating dead skin, repairing ageing skin etc. Papaya is also a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, pantothenic acid, folate, magnesium and potassium.

p-Asinic Acid:

This ingredient is derived from anise, a flowering plant native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia. P-Anisic acid is found naturally in the plant, and has antiseptic or germ-killing properties.

Passionfruit Oil:

Passion fruit oil is full of nutrients that are good for skin. Among these are vitamins A and C, essential fatty acids, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and carotenoids. Passion fruit oil helps protect against environmental stressors, keep skin looking firm and youthful, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate:

PEG 120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate is the polyethylene glycol ether of the diester of natural Methylglucose and Oleic Acid. It is used as a surfactant and emulsifier.

Phenoxyethanol:

Phenoxyethanol can be found naturally in green tea. The ingredient we use is synthetically produced in a laboratory creating what’s termed a “nature identical” chemical. It is created by treating phenol with ethylene oxide in an alkaline medium which all reacts to form a pH-balanced ingredient. It is used as a, non-formaldehyde-releasing preservative which is globally approved. It has a broad-spectrum action on bacteria, yeast and mould.

Pine Bark Extract:

Pine Bark extract is from the bark of the European coastal pine. It consists of a natural complex of several antioxidants, including Procyanidins, which help protect the body from free radicals and the ravages of the aging. It has also been shown to be a very powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger even more powerful than either vitamins C or E.

Polyglycerol Fatty Acid Ester:

Are synthesised from Glycerine and Fatty Acids which are biocompatible and biodegradable non-ionic surfactants.

Polyquaternium-7:

Polyquaternium 7 is an anti-static agent and film former. It prevents the build-up of static electricity.

Polysorbate 20:

It is derived from Lauric Acid and is also a chemical mixture of sorbitol ethylene oxide. Polysorbate 20 can serve as a dispersing agent, act as a lubricator, and have a soothing effect on the skin.

Pomegranate Oil:

Pomegratate oils is coveted for its antioxidant protection. This oil also hydrates skin, penetrating easily and deeply to create lasting, healthy moisture that won't feel greasy. It provides benefits for those with extra dry and sensitive skin.

Potassium Sorbate:

Potassium sorbate is a potassium salt of sorbic acid, a naturally occuring antimicrobial compound used as a preservative. The commercial ingredient is synthetically produced creating what is termed a “nature identical” chemical (chemically equivalent to the molecule found in nature).

Potassium Stearate:

This compound is derived from Stearic Acid—a by-product of vegetable oil through the saponification process, involving the hydrolyzation of fat in the presence of potassium hydroxide Potassium Stearate is an emulsifier from the Stearate salt family used to stabilize formulas and increasing the thickness, or add lubricating properties. It may also assist in keeping a formula from separating into its oil and liquid components.

Propanediol

A glycol that can enhance the absorption of ingredients (such as salicylic acid) into the skin. Propanediol can be derived naturally (from corn) or synthetically. It has hydrating properties that may leave a smooth, dewy finish. Propanediol is a well-tolerated ingredient, not likely to cause sensitivity.

Propylene Glycol:

Propylene glycol is a synthetic organic that attracts/absorbs water.

Propolis Extract:

Is the substance bees use to cover the cells in their hives which is a mixture of botanical bee secretion. It is antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Pumice:

Produced by volcanoes, Pumice Stone is a naturally occurring stone composed of balsamic minerals such as silicon, oxygen, magnesium and iron, all essential minerals for soft and radiant skin.

Quandong Fruit Extract:

Active ingredients in quandong include phenolic acids, which have antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and behave like an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) on the skin. It also contains rutin, another strong antioxidant which works synergistically with vitamin C to have an anti-aging effect.

Quercus Suber Bark Extract:

Extracted from the bark of the cork-oak tree. Contains large quantities of suberin, a lipid biopolymer comprised of numerous fatty acids that bind to the skin cells and bring them closer together, producing an immediate lifting and firming effect.

Resveratrol:

Polygonum Cuspidatum (Japanese Knot Weed). Resveratrolis a natural antioxidant and anti-microbial extract and as such it is suitable for a range of anti-ageing products.

Rice Powder:

Has anti-ageing and oil absorbing properties. It is an anti-inflammatory and skin whitening ingredient.

Rose Absolute:

It can absorb deep into the tissues and moisturize the skin wonderfully. You will find that dryness can be easily reduced and skin will have a smooth complexion. The anti-oxidants work to promote cell turnover and stimulate the skin back into production.

Rosehip Oil:

Rosehip is known as the healing oil as it is rich in antioxidants and skin-friendly vitamins. The oil is also rich in essential fatty acids and as such is able to help lock moisture into the skin.

Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract:

Is a powerful anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants help to protect against free radical damage and the effects of environmental stresses on the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and skin toning properties.

Saccharide Isomerate:

Is a deeply moisturizing, plant-derived ingredient which is similar to that of the carbohydrate complex found in human skin and on its unique ability to bind to skin cells. It provides deep hydration & creates a moisture reservoir that lasts for 72h. It is 100% natural sugar-based humectant providing excellent moisturizing effects to the skin for extended periods of time (72 hours). Creates a moisture reservoir. Used for long-term hydration of the skin. Reduces trans epidermal water loss and improves skin hydration. In wash-off products this ingredient's barrier strengthening effects were able to reduce irritation by up to 17%.

SDHA:

Sodium dehydroacetate is water soluble and compatible with any type of formulating system. It has an excellent toxicity profile, non-sensitizing and non-irritating. Sodium dehydroacetate is permitted by Ecocert, as synthetic preservative in ecological and organic certified cosmetics. Sodium Dehydroacetate. acts as a preservative.

Seabuckthorn Oil:

This oil contains a high percentage of Linoleic, Linolenic and Oleic fatty acids, all of which play a role in maintaining the skins natural barrier function.

Shea Butter:

Sourced from West Africa. This butter is extracted from the Shea nut. Shea butter is hailed for its protecting and emollient properties. Rich in cinnamon acid, it also protects the skin from UV rays.

Silk Powder:

Silk is a natural protein fibre and protein is made from amino acids. Silk proteins and their individual amino acids are great molecular sponges that will soak up and deliver moisture into the skin.

Sodium Benzoate:

Sodium Benzoate is a salt of Benzoic Acid, found naturally in cranberries, prunes, plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves, and apples and used as a preservative.

Sodium Citrate:

Production occurs by neutralizing citric acid with sodium hydroxide. It is used primarily to control the pH level of a product. This ingredient also has antioxidant and preservative properties.

Sodium Cocoate:

Sodium Cocoate is the generic name commonly used for the mixture of fatty acid derived from coconut oil. Fatty acids help maintain resilience and lubrication of cells and combine with protein and cholesterol to form living membranes that hold body cells together. They are known to promote cell membrane function and healthy skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate:

Our material is from bacterial fermentation using glucose that is corn derived to create the hyaluronic acid in a bio-fermentation process. The product is still classified as natural and used in natural and organic cosmetic manufacturing. Sodium Hyaluronate is the salt form of Hyaluronic Acid, a water-binding ingredient that has the ability to fill the spaces between the connective fibres known as collagen and elastin. Sodium Hyaluronate has been used for moisturization and wound healing since its discovery in the 1930s. It is comprised of small molecules that penetrate the skin easily and can hold up to 1000 their own weight in water. Sodium Hyaluronate can replace some of the water lost in the dermis, and potentially fight wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Sodium Hydroxide:

Also known as lye, sodium hydroxide is a highly alkaline ingredient used in small amounts in cosmetics to establish and hold the pH of a product.

Sodium Lauroamphoacetate:

A very mild surfactant that is used to reduce the irritation potential of other surfactants. It has a gentle emulsifyying and solubilising action and produces a high level of foam.This is a natural, plant-based surfactant which may be derived from palm or coconut sources.

Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosnate:

Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate is the salt of lauroyl sarcosine (produced by the breakdown of creatine or caffeine), a modified fatty acid. This ingredient serves to clean skin by mixing with oil and dirt and enabling them to be rinsed away.

Sodium Palmate:

Sodium salt of fatty acids derived from the oil palm. It is a cleansing and emulsifying agent.

Sodium PCA:

Sodium PCA is the sodium salt of pyroglutamic acid (also known as PCA). PCA is a naturally occurring component of human skin and a part of the "natural moisturizing factors" (NMF) that maintain a healthy epidermis. Sodium PCA is very hygroscopic, attracting moisture from the air. It is rapidly biodegradable. It is sourced from all-natural, vegetable-based ingredients; it contains no animal-based ingredients of any kind.

Sodium Safflowerate:

Sodium Safflowerate is a sodium salt of the fatty acids derived from Carthamus Tinctorius(Safflower) Seed Oil.

Sorbitan Oleate:

Sorbitan Oleate is the monoester of oleic acid (a source of omegas) and hexitol anhydrides derived from sorbitol. It is primarily used as an emulsifier.

Sorbitol:

Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol derived from fruits, corn and seaweed. As a humectant, Sorbitol prevents moisture loss by pulling water by osmosis from the air, hydrating skin.

Soya Bean Oil:

Clinical and scientific studies both show that soy works to reduce blotchiness and discoloration by evening out the appearance of pigments within the skin’s surface. Soy proteins can also work to moisturize skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Vitamin-rich soybean oil has a small molecular structure which enables it to penetrate the epidermis – the top layer of your skin. Soy can actually nestle into the cellular structure and stimulate the synthesis of collagen, elastin, and other proteins. Its properties are important for cell growth and regeneration by reversing abnormal cell formations. Soy is naturally rich in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and lecithin which benefit the skin when applied topically. Soy contains phytoestrogens – plant estrogens, that help your skin cells rejuvenate.

Steraric Acid:

Stearic Acid is a fatty acid in this instance derived from vegetable fats. It is used as surfactant and emulsifier.

Sunflower Oil:

Sunflower Oil has high Amounts of Vitamins A, B, D and E, minerals, lecithin, insulin, unsaturated fatty acids, and by all accounts, it is a good product for the skin. It is rich in linoleic acid. The essential fatty acids found in this oil can help maintain the skin barrier and decrease trans-epidermal water loss. This oil has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Tagetes Erectus Flower Extract:

The antiseptic, disinfectant, anti-biotic and antimicrobial properties of this oil helps in dealing with infections caused due to microbes like bacteria, virus and fungi. Tagetes oil restrains the biotic growth of similar organisms and helps in healing such skin conditions.

Titanium Dioxide:

It is sourced from ilmenite ore. Titanium Dioxide helps to provide coverage for your colour, it can act as a base in which to blend coloured iron oxides and micas.

Tocopherol acetate:

Tocopheryl acetate is a form of vitamin E, a natural skin-conditioning agent and antioxidant. It is the ester of acetic acid and tocopherol and is often used as an alternative to pure tocopherol (or undiluted vitamin E) because it is considered more stable and less acidic. Its substantiated benefits include enhancing the efficacy of active sunscreen ingredients, reducing the formation of free radicals from exposure to UV rays, promoting the healing process, strengthening the skin's barrier function, protecting the skin barrier's lipid balance, and reducing transepidermal water loss. Attributed with antioxidant, anti-aging, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and enhanced SPF properties, tocopherol acetate is valued both as a skincare active.

Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2:

Signal peptide / 3 amino acids gives a more lifted and firming appearance reducing slackness and sagging skin to the face, neck and jowl line.

Ultramarine Blue:

A mineral derive blue pigment from the stone lapis lazuli.

Vanilla Bean Extract:

Vanilla has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe and calm irritated skin. Vanilla has been used to reduce skin infections and in wound healing. Vanilla Bean Extract contains Vanillin, a polyphenol with powerful anti-oxidant properties. Vanilla also contains B vitamins, including niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid. All of which help to maintain healthy looking skin.

Vegelane:

Is a plant derived squalane obtained from the unsaponifiable fraction of olive oil Vegelane as an emollient, it is the perfect vegetable alternative to mineral oil and hydrogenated polyisobutene. Its high affinity imparts a non-greasy, silky feeling to the skin. Vegelane helps to relieve skin roughness and dryness.

Vitamin A Palmitate:

Vitamin A Palmitate is classified as a synthetic vitamin as it goes through several steps of synthesis that use a mixture of both naturally derived (vegetable) and chemically synthesised materials. None of the ingredients are animal derived. 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. Vitamin A is for cosmetic use only. By law, not more than 1% can be added to cosmetic formulations this is because high doses of vitamin A can cause long-term health problems. The amount used in most cosmetic formulations is generally safe under normal use conditions but pregnant women or those with skin problems would be wise to discuss vitamin A use with their doctor or dermatologist. Vitamin A use can also increase your skins sun sensitivity. Vitamin A Palmitate is synthetic.

Vitamin B5:

Because D-Panthenol is derived from pantothenic acid (known as vitamin B5), which is extracted from honey, it is a sustainable, environmentally friendly product. It acts to help restore the skins moisturising properties. 100% of the biologically active 'D' isomer. It increases and improves the humidity properties of the skin making dry skin softer and elastic. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps soothe irritated skin. It helps the healing of the skin through encouraging the growth of new epithelial cells.

Vitamin C Isopalmitate:

Ascorbyl Palmitate is the fat-soluble form of Vitamin C. Although it does have elements of water solubility, the fact that it is mainly fat-soluble means that it is more moisturizing and tends to have a longer-lasting effect than Ascorbic Acid does. It is able to target the membranes deeper and be stored for longer in the body and doesn’t oxidize as quickly as its water-soluble counterpart. Another benefit is its partnership with other vitamins such as A and E to make sure that they’re able to fight free radicals together at full strength.

Vitamin E Acetate:

Tocopheryl Acetate is a form of Vitamin E, a natural skin-conditioning agent and antioxidant. It is the ester of Acetic Acid and Tocopherol and is often used as an alternative to pure Tocopherol (or undiluted Vitamin E) because it is considered more stable and less acidic. As a known antioxidant, anti-aging agent, moisturizer, anti-inflammatory, with enhanced SPF properties, Tocopherol Acetate is valued as a skincare active. Tocopheryl Acetate enhances the efficacy of active sunscreen ingredients, reduces the formation of free radicals from exposure to UV rays, and promotes the healing process. It also strengthens the skin's barrier function, protects the skin barrier's lipid balance, and reduces transepidermal water loss.

White Kaolin Clay:

Kaolin clay is a fine and light clay that has natural absorbency properties. It will soak up excess oils and stale sebum on the skin and within the pores. Since it has detoxifying effects, kaolin clay sucks out impurities such as grime, dirt, pollution and germs from the pores. This cleanses out the pores and prevents them from clogging up and causing breakouts.

Witch Hazel Leaf Extract:

Commonly used plant extract that can have potent antioxidant properties and some soothing properties.

Xanthan Gum:

Xanthan Gum is a natural emulsifier and stabiliser, derived from corn sugar. With amazing properties including solubility in both hot and cold water, tolerance to salt, tolerance to pH and temperature changes, it is ideal for thickening and adding volume to lotions, creams and gels. It also works well as a suspension agent.

Ylang Ylang Oil:

It is helps to control oil production and minimize breakouts. It also helps regenerate skin cells.

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