We only use the highest quality, safe, naturally active ingredients in all our products. Contains NO parabens, lanolin, mineral oil, harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrances, SLS or formaldehyde. VEGAN ~ NO ANIMAL TESTING OR ANIMAL EXTRACTS
A-Z OF INGREDIENTS
ALMOND OIL (SWEET) Prunus amygdalus Classic oil for skin care, mild & non-irritating, easily absorbed, leaving skin soft & smooth. Obtained from the seeds of the almond tree, taken from within the stone of the fruit. A light oil which is non-comedogenic so does not clog pores, suits most skin types. Contains essential fatty acids, vitamin E and traces of vitamin B. ALLERGY INFO: Not suitable for nut allergies.
ALOE VERA Aloe barbadensis Soothing & calming, rejuventaing & invigorating. Known for its anti-inflamatory and natural anti-septic astringent properties. Stimulates epidermal growth & repair process by forming new connective tissue. Reduces pain & heals scars, lesions, burns & sunburn. Extracted from the aloe barbadensis plant grown in Mexico. Is nutrrient rich & has wonderful skin healing properties.
APRICOT KERNEL OIL Prunus armeniaca Mild, light & tolerated by most skin types, especially those with sensitive, inflamed, dry or aging skin. It enhances skin elasticity, has a soft & smooth feel to the skin & is easily but more slowly absorbed. Is nutrient rich and containg vitamin B17, proteins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Extracted from the kernel of apricot fruit.
BENZOIN Essential Oil Styrax benzoin styraceae Used for cuts, chapped skin, inflamed & irritated conditions. Purifying & soothing with a warm energizing scent. Non-toxic and non-irritant. Extracted from the trunk of a large tropical tree which produces a balsamic resin. WARNING: Do not use on babies.
CARBAMIDE MOISTURISER CRYSTALS Urea Natural moisturiser and humecant (water-binding) agent to retain moisture into the skin. This works as an occlusive and keeps skin soft by protecting the skin from moisture loss via the elements.
CASTOR OIL Ricinus communis Historically this has been used for centuries for therapeutic purposes. Its cleansing properties make it ideal in cleansers & exfoliators as it draws out impurities. It is a thick vegetable oil making it suitable for dry skin including eczema & psoriasis. It contains vitamin E and protects the skin from wind & weather conditions. The oil is extracted from the castor bean from the castor oil plant.
CEDARWOOD ATLAS Essential Oil cedrus atlantica Used for oily skin, acne, skin eruptions, eczema & dermatitis skin conditions. Known for its astringent & anti-septic properties. Has a sweet, woody-balsamic scent. Has warming & uplifting qualities and useful as a skin tonic. Non-toxic & non-irritant. The oil is extracted from the wood, stumps and sawdust of the tall evergreen tree. WARNING: Do not use in pregnancy.
CETYL ALCOHOL Cetyl alcohol Emulsifier to allow oil to mix with water to give creams and lotions consistency. Natural vegetable based raw material made from palm kernel oil.
CHAMOMILE (ROMAN) Essential Oil Chamaemelum nobile Soothing, calming & healing. Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial & anti-septic. Wonderful for dry skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, cuts, insect bites, wounds, rashes & sensitive skin. Hydrates & repairs skin. The oil is extracted from the flower head.
COCOA BUTTER Theobroma cacao Adds softness, nourishment & protection to skin. Is mild & tolerated well. Repairs & hydrates skin while retaining moisture. Derived from the cocoa bean found on the tropical evergreen cocoa tree grown in South America & Africa.
COCONUT BUTTER Cocos nucifera Skin softening & nourishing. Excellent re-juvenation for dry & damaged skin, providing skin cell renewal. Moisture retaining & provide protective barrier against weather. Melts like silk into a fine light oil at room temperature. Melting point 25o-28oC. Extracted from coconuts grown on palm trees. Country of origin West Africa.
COMFREY Symphytum officinalis LATIN: ‘With strength’ Healing, re-juventaing & soothing. In skin care comfrey is used to repair damaged skin – stimulating wound & cell healing, tissue damage including eczema & psoriasis. Vitamin & protein content help treat skin conditions by stimulating the growth of healthy tissue while retaining moisture. Helps sensitive skin to become more resilient.
CUPUACU EXFOLIANT Theobroma grandiflorium. Harvested from the seeds of the cupuacu tree in South American Rainforest. Fine bio-scrub particles provide a stimulating & cleansing effect on skin, gently removing dead skin cells allowing new cell growth for a more brighter, radiant complexion. Has faint smell of chocolate as tree related to cacao. Can be used on face & body daily. Use at least once-twice weekly to gain benefits.
CYPRESS Essential Oil Cupressus sempervirens Small evergreen tree with a sweet, woody balsamic scent. Refreshing, purifying, soothing & protective. Ideal for oily, over hydrated prespiring skins. Contains natural insect repellent. Oil is extracted from the needles and twigs.
D – PANTHENOL Panthenol ProVitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). A Vitamin that penetrates the skin, binds moisture & creates a protective film. It is an emollient, moisturiser & humecant (water binding). The biologically active molecular structure keeps skin soft by retaining moisture.
EVENING PRIMROSE OIL Oenothera biennis Cold pressed with a very high Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) – a substance the body needs to make prostaglandins. Source of Omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids. It is a fine textured oil used for its moisturising & emollient properties without clogging pores. Known for centuries to treat dry & irritated skin conditions including eczema. Used topically on the skin as an antioxidant & anti-inflammatory which supports anti-ageing and reduces redness. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the flower which open only in the evening.
FRANKINCENSE Essential Oil Boswellia sacra Essential oil known for its benefits with mature complexions, containing anti-wrinkle properties while known to treat scars, wounds and blemishes. A purifying oil which is retorative, balancing & a relaxing tonic. Known as a meditative oil to help combat stress. The oil is extraced from the oleo-gum resin of the bark of a small tree.
GERANIUM Essential Oil Pelargonium graveolens Essential oil is extracted from the leaves, stalks and flowers. Green & sweet rosy aroma. A versatile oil used for its skin care qualities to soothe skin irritations with its anti-septic & anti-inflammatory properties. Particularly useful for mature & dry complextions. Although can be used for all skin types including oily & sensitive to help congestion & skin conditions. A tonic and nerve soother.
GLYCERINE Glycerol Used to retain & bind moisture to soften the skin. A humecant which is water binding protecting dehydrated skin from too much sun, weather exposure, harsh cleansers & ageing. The molecular structure forms a protective layer on the skin preventing moisture loss. Comes from sustainable palm oil in Venezuela.
JOJOBA OIL Simmondsia chinensis Cold pressed oil extracted from seeds of the evergreen desert bush. Softens, protects & helps skin hold its moisture. Adds protection to hand creams & improves suppleness. Used for all skin types, has a velvety feeling and is easily absorbed.
LAVENDER Lavandula angustifolia Indigenous to the Mediterranean, now cultivated all over the world. The essential oil is extracted from the fresh flowering tops. A light, soft, floral classic oil used for centuries. Healing, balancing, puryfing & soothing. Versatile uses for skin care due to its healing & therapeutic properties.
MACADAMIA NUT OIL Macadamia tetraphylla This vegetable oil is cold pressed from the nuts of the macadamia tetraphylla tree, which originated in Australia. Particularly useful for dry and mature skin due to the fattiness of the oil. The high palmitic acid content is known to reduce the skin’s ageing process. It has a soft & smooth texture that the skin absorbs slowly allowing skin to retain its moisture & elasticity. This long suface time makes it a good lubricant and protects against wind & weather. Can be used safely around the eyes. Has a natural SPF of 4. Not suitable for oily, large pores or acne prone skin.
MANDARIN Essential Oil Citrus reticulata The oil is extracted by cold expression from the outer peel. Fresh, sweet, mild, uplifting comforting & soothing. Ideal in skin care for oily and congested skins, scars, spots, stretch marks. An ideal refreshing tonic for the skin.
MF EMULSIFIER Sodium stearoyl lactylate Vegetable based emulsifier to allow water to mix with oil. Used to make professional cosmetic product.
OLIVE OIL Olea eurpoea Native to the Mediterranean & cold pressed from the olives of the olive tree. Has naturally occurring Vitamin E, A (betacarotene) & K. Known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant & antioxidant properties. Nourishing skin softening qualities & easily absorbed. Very good for mature, dry & sensitive skin. The oils fattiness provides an occlusive & protective barrier against the elements & stops transepidermal water loss. Excellent for hand & foot creams due to softening & protective properties. Strengthens the capilliary walls so good for skin that bruises easily. Not recommended for large pored or oily skins.
ORANGE BLOSSOM (NEROLI) Citrus aurantium ( flowers) Extracted from the freshly picked blossom flower of the orange evergreen tree. Native to China & cultivated today in the Mediterranean. One of the most expensive essential oils. Fresh, floral, soft, delicate, exquisite aroma. Restoring, soothing, an uplifting tonic. Named after the wife of the Italian Prince of Nerola in the 16th Century ~ Princess of Nerola who used it extensively. Ideal for mature & sensitive skins. Works on wrinkles, scars, stretch marks & broken capillaries. Floral water has mild astringent effects to seal pores. Ideal to tone the complexion. Soothing & caring for the skin.
PALMAROSA Cymbopogon martinni var Wild, herbaceous fragrant plant. Sweet, floral, rosy-green scent. Refeshing & balancing. Wonderful & versatile skin care properties for all skin types. Uses include acne, dermatitis, minor skin infections, scars, sores, wrinkles. Stimulates cellular regeneration & regulates sebum. A valuable oil for use on face, hands, feet, neck & lips. Moisturizes and keeps the skin supple and flexible while has calming effect on the body.
PEACH KERNEL OIL Prunus persica Originated in China & now grown in Mediterrnean. A semi-fatty oil that is easily and quite slowly absorbed by the skin. Mild and well tolerated. Particularly good for sensitive, inflamed, dry or mature skin. Provides skin rejuventaing properties & enhances skins elasticity with a soft, smooth quality on the skin.
PRESERVATIVE 12 Phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin New, innovative, more natural preservative suitable for sensitive skin. Stops growth of micro-organisms such as fungi, bacteria and yeast. Added to products which contain water to increase the shelf life. Without natural preservative creams would only last 1-2weeks.
PRESERVATIVE ECO Benzyl alcohol, salicylic acid, glycerine, sorbic acid (ECOCERT & COSMOS approved – meets European cosmetic organic standards). The composition of this antimicrobial blend offers broad spectrum protection in a diverse range of products against bacteria, yeast and mould. Has wide global regulatory acceptance. Non-paraben, non-formaldehyde, non-isothiazolone. Not suitable for use on children under 3 due to immaturity of skin except for use in rinse off products.
REMODELLING INTENSE Caprylic triglyceride spilanthes acmella flower extract Active raw material formulated in France known to restructure, firm and smooth the face and body. Excellent for anti-ageing lifting products and anti-stretch mark treatments. Very hydrating. Excellent rejuvention for skin in body butters
ROSE Rosa centifolia Native to the Middle East. Extracted from the fresh rose petals. Floral, rich, rosy, warm exquisite aroma. Comforting & soothing. Rose remains one of the most important perfume ingredients found in many fine fragrances. Wonderful for mature and sensitive skin – thread veins, wrinkles, fine lines, scars, wounds, stretch marks, eczema. A luxury, nurturing oil. Non-toxic and non-irritant, best avoided during first 20 weeks of pregnancy but a wonderful oil to use in labour.
ROSEHIP OIL Rosa rubiginosa Superior & luxurious oil for skin care. Dry and thin making it suitable for the face and eye area. Has softening and moisturising effect. Is the only vegetable oil, which contains natural tretinoin, the acid form of Vitamin A. This is very good for treating skin infections such as acne, pimples and boils. Rosehip is amongst the best vegetable oil source of Omega 3 and good source of Omega 6 essential fatty acids known as Vitamin F. This allows cellular membrane & tissue regeneration. It repairs damaged skin tissue & scars caused by scalds, burns, varicose veins & sun-damaged skin. Useful for oily & sensitive skins as helps to normalise skin with large pores. It reduces and heals fine lines around the eyes & is thought to be the best anti-wrinkle oil today. Returns colour and life to damaged skin.
ROSEMARY Antioxidant Rosmarinus officinalis New generation antioxidant. Natural active raw material that will prolong life of product. Not not carry the same qualities as the essential oil, is unscented.
ROSEWATER Rosa damascena flowers Retains moisture, has a soothing effect & heals on many levels. Is a wonderful tonic & suitable for normal, dry, mature & sensitive skins. Mildly astringent & cooling. Rose water is ideal for refreshing toners & as an uplifting, soothing spritz.
SHEA BUTTER Butyrospermum parkii Very moisturising, healing & protecting, particularly good for dry & damaged skin. Stimulates cell growth and is wonderful for preventing and treating stretch marks during pregnancy. Fats are not abosrbed by the skin so provide an outer layer of protection and barrier against the elements so help to retain moisture. Protects skin from the sun and from drying out, has natural SPF of 2-3. Organic produce from womans fair trade project in Ghana.
SORBITOL Sotbitol Moisturiser which has a velvety feeling and is ideal in cleansers and exfoliators. An occlusive that is not absorbed by the skin to provide barrier and protection, preventing moisture loss.
SUNFLOWER OIL Helianthus annus Cold pressed & extracted from the sunflower seeds. A light, dry oil with high content of Omega 6 EFA. Nourishing and suitable for many skin care uses, including oily skin as is a thin oil & can help minimize pore sizes. Also useful for eczema & psoriasis. Due to high linoleic content makes it good for treating bruises and leg ulcers. Spreads well and easily absorbed.
THISTLE OIL Carthamus tinctorius Refined or cold pressed from the seeds. A dry, thin oil with a rich source of Linoleic acid – Omega 3 & 6 EFA (Vitamin F) which can make up to 80% of the oil content & has the highest Omega 6 content of all the vegetable oils. This makes it a versatile oil that the skin can easily absorb due to the high content of Vitamin F. Nourishing for face & body, helping to reduce pore sizes. Works well when blended with other oils to soften its texture. Suitable for all skin types.
VE EMULSIFIER Glyceryl stearate Vegetable based emulsifier for creams to allow water to mix with vetable oils to create a professional product. Produced from coconut & palm kernel oil.
VITAMIN A Palmitate Retinol palmitate Antioxidant to provide vitamins for the skin, having an anti-ageing affect. Useful for dry, mature skin & skin conditions/infections. Keeps skin cells moist & healthy providing resistance to cell damage. N.B. High doses of Vitamin A should be avoided by pregnant women.
VITAMIN E Tocopherol Classic antioxidant which protects against destruction of free connective tissue caused by free radicals. Healing & anti-ageing qualities, heals scars & scar tissue and eases wrinkles. Promotes healthy skin while acting as a natural preservative for products.
WATER Aqua Pure Scottish organic bottled spring water
XANTHAN GUM Xanthan gum Used as a thickening agent for natural skin care products. Consists of natural polysaccharides which produce gel when mixed with water. These moisturise and soften the skin and make skin creams feel fluffy.
YLANG YLANG Canaga odorata Native to Indonesia. The oil is extracted from the freshly picked fragrant exotic flower. Exquisite & powerful aroma. Known for its aphrodisiac & euphoric qualities. Luxury oil for skin care which regulates dry and oily skin. Non-toxic & non-irritant although some people can become sensitised.