Aloe Vera (Aloe perryi, A. barbadensis)
Aloe Vera is a compound that is extracted from the leaf of the Aloe Vera plant. It has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant extract to support the healing of burns and skin complaints. Aloe is 99.5% water, and is rich with antioxidants, vitamins A and C and is highly inflammatory. In beauty, Aloe is often used as a natural 'softener' for skin creams and due to its anti-wrinkle and acne soothing properties. It is also considered for its ability to regulate female hormones.
Amyris (Amyris balsamifera)
Amyris oil is a sweet essential oil, steam distilled from torchwood and is used as a natural perfume. It has been said to have slight aphrodisiac properties but this could be due to its warm, woody aroma. In beauty products, Amyris is often used as a natural fixative, helping your products to last longer.
Argan Oil (Argania spinosa)
Argan Oil remains one of the rarest oils in the world. A true gift of Mother Nature, Argan Oil has been used for centuries by the inhabitants of Morocco for its anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and deeply nourishing properties. High in lipids: Omega-9 oleic acid and Omega-6 linoleic acid, as well as vitamin E, Argan Oil is effective in treating dry skin and scalp conditions, as well as improving hair strength and skin elasticity. It is a strong antioxidant and due to its stable properties, has a long stable shelf life.
Avocado (Persea gratissima)
The Avocado tree originates from Mexico and South America, where it is often nicknamed 'the testicle tree' due to the shape and dangle of the fruit. This may also be the reason the Avocado fruit is considered to have aphrodisiac properties. Used in natural shampoos and cosmetics due to its high fat, vitamin A and C content.
Broccoli Seed Oil (Brassica oleracea)
Broccoli seed oil is a brilliant natural ingredient. It is high in fatty acids Omega-6 and Omega-9 which help to calm stressed skin and provide intense hydration. It is quickly and easily absorbed into the skin, making it a powerful ingredient in natural skin care.
Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera)
Coconut oil is a highly saturated fat extracted from the kernels of the coconut. A stable ingredient, which can help reduce inflammation, with the added benefit of having natural microbial properties.
Frankincense (Boswellia sacra)
Frankincense is a powerful natural ingredient for fighting acne and fighting skin ageing. It contains boswellic acids that reduce inflammation and wrinkles, as well as prevent acne from forming by fighting the bacteria associated with acne.
Grapefruit Peel Oil (Citris grandis)
Grapefruit peel oil is a fantastic natural ingredient for fighting and preventing acne. Both antibacterial and antioxidant, like other citrus oils, grapefruit adds a refreshing natural scent and leaves skin feeling refreshed.
Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)
Studies have shown Green Tea extract has the ability to increase sensitivity from drug-resistant bacteria. In self-care, the extract helps to calm the skin, eliminate bacteria and reduce blackheads. It is also a powerful natural ingredient for the repair of damaged skin.
Lavendar Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
In Latin the word 'Lavandula' means 'to wash'. Lavender oil is used as a refreshing ingredient for natural skin care, adding a lovely aroma, as well as improving the appearance of skin. Lavender is widely known as an antiseptic and antispasmodic and can be used to improve the health of the digestive system.
Licorice Root Extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Licorice extract is used in natural skincare for its skin lightening and anti-inflammatory properties. It is powerful in treating hyper-pigmentation and provides natural UV protection through its ability to prevent the body from producing melanine.
Mandarin Peel Oil (Citrus nobilis)
In skin care Mandarin Peel Oil is used to improve the appearance of fine lines and act as a fantastic skin cleanser. The extract will balance the oils on the skin and improve the overall appearance, as well as having a refreshing citrus aroma to lift the spirits.
Melissa Flower Oil (Melissa officinalis)
A truly wonder plant of nature! There are endless benefits provided by Melissa oil, including a cure for insomnia, anxiety, migraines, hypertension, diabetes, anti-inflammatory, herpes and dementia. In self care products, Melissa Oil promotes skin health due to its antibacterial and anti fungal properties. To top it off the lemony aroma provides a deeply comfort and a feeling of emotional balance and wellbeing.
Neroli Flower Oil (Citrus aurantium dulcis)
Neroli has natural anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. In beauty, it is fantastic for rubbing on scars, age spots, acne and stretch marks to soften the appearance and reduce redness. Naturally rose scented, it has a beautiful aroma for self care products.
Oat Milk (Avena sativa)
Used in natural shampoos and conditioners, Oat Milk draws out excess oils from the scalp, as well as treating dandruff or other scalp irritations. Crucially for the hair and scalp, oat milk contains Vitamin B, which is important for the health of hair follicles the production of new hair growth.
Orange Peel Oil (Citrus sinensis)
Orange Peel Oil is known to nourish dry, irritated skin. It has natural anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties that prevent the occurrence of acne and soothe the skin. As well as all of this, its natural citrus aroma is refreshing and uplifting.
Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin)
Used in natural beauty products for its long-lasting aroma and benefits to treating skin irritation. In hair care, its anti-inflammatory properties help treat scalp irritations, dandruff and eczema.
Petitgrain Oil is obtained from the twigs, leaves and unripe fruit of the Bitter Orange Tree. Known to balance sebum production (sweat and oils) and so reduce oily scalp, as well as treat skin conditions with its calming, anti-bacterial properties.
Pomegranate Seed Oil (Punica granatum)
Pomegranate Seed Oil has a high concentration of Omega-5, which presents strong anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties. Used in skincare, the oil helps eliminate acne by unclogging pores. In hair care, the oil unclogs hair pores and promotes new hair growth.
Rose Flower Water (Rosa damascena)
Rose Flower Water helps to maintain the skins PH balance and therefore helps control the production of oil on the skin. The water has natural anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce the appearance of redness caused by dermatitis or eczema.
Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa canina)
Rosehip extract derives from the Hipberries - a fruit produced by various wild roses. It contains healthy fatty acids, including linoleic and oleic acids which deeply penetrate and moisturise the skin and scalp. High levels of antioxidants, such as lycopene and Vitamin C, help boost collagen. And Vitamin A repairs sun damage and fights wrinkles.
Safflower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius)
In natural self care products Safflower Oil is used to soften the skin and hair. A gentle oil, rich in nutrients including Vitamin E, it helps prevent the loss of proteins. Oleic acid deeply penetrates the scalp or skin to promote increased blood flow.
Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album)
A natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, Sandalwood helps reduce skin irritation including, acne, eczema and psoriasis. The oil is also has natural anti-ageing properties and so is a brilliant ingredient in skin care.
Turmeric Root Oil (Curcuma longa)
Turmeric has long been recognised as a wonder root! In self care, the benefits are vast. Used for treating acne, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as scalp conditions and dandruff. Naturally anti-fungal and anti-sceptic, it will dry-out acne and prevent further eruption.
Vitamin A is readily absorbed into the skin. Its purpose in skin care is to stimulates collagen production and enhances the production of new skin cells. In the human body, Vitamin A is essential to support our vision and boost the immune system.
Vitamin C is essential to the human body, to support the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that is an important part of hair and skin structure. It is a powerful antioxidant that will help to heal damaged skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Vitamin E helps to preserve skin and scalp from oxidative stress. It seeks to strengthen skin and hair and provide a barrier to moisturise and heal.