Allantoin - A botanical extract (ours is of liquorice), allantoin has the ability to help heal wounds, burns, sunburn and skin ulcers, and to stimulate the growth of healthy tissue. It is healing, soothing, and moisturising.
Aloe vera - An extract from the leaf of the aloe plant. Used mainly for its healing effects and skin softening benefits, it also helps reduce extra oils in the skin.
Alpha-lipoic acid - A highly potent biological antioxidant (400 times more powerful than natural Vitamin E), which acts against reactive free radicals in the mitochondria, where cellular energy is produced. Such free radicals play a major part in the ageing process and scientists believe that additional antioxidants can slow ageing. Alpha-lipoic acid also recycles other antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E, making them more effective.
Arnica - A botanical extract that promotes the removal of wastes from the skin and assists in new tissue growth. Effective in the treatment of reddened or damaged skin.
Ascorbyl glucosamine (Vitamin C) - A combination of L-ascorbic acid and polyglucosamine, derived from sea algae, this works to brighten the skin, reduce skin discolouration and even out skin tone.
Ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin C) - A stabilised Vitamin C ester, used to penetrate the skin and stimulate both collagen and cellular renewal, and to protect the skin from the effects of the sun at the cellular level. It is a natural antioxidant and moisturiser, sourced from vitamins in plant oils.
Astaxanthin - A natural pigment found in the marine environment (it’s what turns the flesh of the salmon pink), astaxanthin is also an extremely powerful antioxidant, shown to be over 500 times stronger than vitamin E. Sourced from sea algae (ours is from Hawaii, considered to be the most powerful), which also acts as an exfoliant.
Benzophenone-3 (Oxybenzone) - A UVA absorbing sunscreen ingredient, derived from isopropanol. This is one of the few ingredients in our range of products which is not natural or naturally derived. It is used for its effectiveness in providing sun protection.
Birch sap - Derived from the core of the birch tree, birch sap is used for its antiseptic, astringent and soothing properties.
Calcium ascorbate (Vitamin C) - A form of vitamin C.
Calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B5) - A form of vitamin B5, used in the treatment of acne.
Calendula oil - An extract of marigold and one of the most versatile herbs in skincare, this is used as an emollient and has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic properties. It helps strengthen capillaries and is used to treat acne and delicate or problem skin.
Carrot - Carrots are filled with essential oils that aid digestion, and thus, fight the causes of acne. carrot oil’s anti-inflammatory properties also help revitalize skin tone, as well as reducing the appearance of blemishes and scars. Carrots are rich in potassium, which helps keep the skin moisturised and supple. The high levels of Vitamin C in carrot oil stimulate production of collagen that aids the maintenance of the skin’s natural elasticity. Carotenoids and antioxidants boost the skin’s immunity to harsh sun, and the healing process when the skin has been burned.
Castor oil - Extracted from the castor bean, it acts as a humectant by drawing and holding moisture from the air. This moisturising effect helps condition all skin types and restore dry skin.
Chamomile/camomile - An aromatic flower used to soothe and moisturise. It has the ability to neutralise skin irritants and is effective in calming eczema and allergic reactions.
Chrysin - A potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, our ingredient is derived from plants of the passion flower family.
Cocamide/cocoamide betaine/cocamidopropyl betaine - Derived from coconut, a mild but excellent skin cleanser and conditioner.
CoenzymeQ10 (Ubiquinone)/CoQ10 - Coenzymes are a vitamin-like substance present in every cell of the body. They repair and regenerate skin cells, energising and oxygenating to expel toxins. Levels start to decline around the age of 30 and continue to decrease with advancing years. CoQ10 protects against fine lines and wrinkles by preventing damage to the production of collagen and elastin.
Colloidal minerals - The ‘energising’ minerals – magnesium, zinc, copper – which stimulate collagen production, together with 16 other ‘essential’ minerals for good health.
Colloidal sulphur - Derived from natural sulphur, this is a mild, soothing antiseptic.
Coltsfoot - A soothing, healing, conditioning herb, containing important amino acids to promote healthy skin and hair.
Comfrey - A plant containing the organic molecule Allantoin, which stimulates the growth of healthy tissue and helps heal wounds, burns, and sunburn.
Cranberry Oil - Naturally high in antioxidants, and with low levels of saturation cranberry oil has intense moisturizing properties aided by its unique balance of omega 3, 6 and 9. Cranberry oil is the only oil with a 1:1 Omega 3 and Omega 6 profile, which is very important, as when combined they enhance each other’s properties for absorption and utilization of essential fatty acids in the skin. This oil can also help with relieving dry and irritated conditions, for example eczema and psoriasis.
Cyclomethicone - A herbal extract used as a conditioning agent and emollient, it helps give a soft, silky feel to the skin, and leaves a barrier on the skin to prevent moisture loss.