Ingredients J - P

A - C / D - I / J - P / Q - Z

Lavender - Lavender oil is antiseptic, antibacterial, antitoxic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and much more besides.  Lavender is excellent in promoting healing and for toning and balancing the skin.  Lavender also helps reduce scarring, stimulates the growth of new skin cells and is ideal for use on all skin types but particularly so for problem skin with blackheads, pimples and acne.

Lecithin - A natural antioxidant and emollient, lecitihin is also a natural emulsifier, obtained principally from soy beans.  Lecithin has a very similar chemistry to that of the skin and is used in the making of liposomes to deliver nutrients into the inner skin.

Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C) - A highly effective water soluble derivative of vitamin C, non-irritating and stable, it has firming, brightening and antioxidant qualities and helps stimulate collagen production.  In our product it is wrapped with an exclusive form of liposome containing natural vitamin E.

Mint/Orange extract - The mint is used to tone and tighten and help reduce inflammation. The orange is extracted from the rind, which is high in bioflavoids (a type of antioxidant) and also antiseptic.

MSM (MethylSulphonylMethane) - Also known as ‘organic sulphur’.  Sulphur is required for the proper synthesis and maintenance of connective tissues such as skin.  MSM is derived from lignin, the natural material that bonds together the cells of trees.

Niacin/Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) - One of the water soluble B complex vitamins, also known as vitamin B3.  An antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it is also affective as a skin lightening agent.  Derived from rice bran.

Oat amino acids - Derived from oats, used as an anti-irritant and calming agent.  Oat amino acids are also soothing for red, dry or mature skin.  Amino acids form the basic constituents of proteins and our ingredient provides up to 120 of them to help rebuild the skin.

Oleic Acid - Naturally occurring fatty acid that is odourless and colourless.

Olive leaf - A superb anti-inflammatory, with antimicrobial properties.

Olive Oil - Moisturises and softens; derived from olives

Orange (Citrus aurantifolia) - Used to help brighten dull complexions.

Oregano - Oil extracted from the oregano plant destroys bacteria related to rosacea and acne.

Organic Royal Jelly  - Produced by nurse bees as a food for the young, organic royal jelly is the only food ingested by the queen bee for the whole of her life, which can be 50 times longer than that of the worker bee.  Organic royal jelly is rich in protein, vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and E, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, inositol and folic acid.

Palmitoyl oligopeptide - A naturally derived plant ingredient, this peptide helps to protect the skin’s collagen from the effects of UVA and contributes to thickening of the epidermis by promoting collagen renewal.

Palmitoyl pentapeptide 3/Palmitoyl tetrapeptide 3 (Matrixyl) - Also known under the brand name Matrixyl.  A combination of amino acid peptides linked together which works by stimulating the matrix layers of the skin. When stimulated the skin produces more collagen, and loss of collagen is what leads to thinning skin and wrinkles.  This ingredient helps counteract this part of the aging process.  As effective against wrinkles as retinol but does not cause irritation, a common side-effect of retinoids.

Parsol MCX (Octyl methoxycinnamate) - Derived from methanol (otherwise known as wood alcohol, obtained by the distillation of wood), cinnamic acid (from cinnamon leaves and coca leaves) and sulphuric acid (derived from sulphur, which occurs in volcanic and sedimentary deposits).  Used to help provide protection from UVB rays.

Peppermint (Mentha piperata) - Effective in the treatment of skin irritations

Potassium cocoate - The potassium salt of coconut acid, used as an emulsifier.