List of Ingredients
Acai berry oil (organic): Produced by small communities of the South American Rain Forest and used for centuries by the Latin Americans for its unmatched healing and nutritional properties. Packed with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids such as omega 3, 6 and 9. The acai berry boasts a higher unit value of antioxidant power than any other edible fruit. Used for anti-ageing, after-sun, anti-wrinkle, acne or problem skin.
Andiroba seed oil (organic): Produced by small communities of the South American Rain Forest. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic properties. Used as a wound healer and insect repellant, and for insect bites, boils, rashes and skin problems such as dermatitis, heat rash and skin fungi.
Apricot Kernel oil (organic): Cold pressed. It has a soft and smooth feel on the skin. It enhances skin elasticity and is used for dry, ageing, inflamed, itchy and sensitive skin. Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (omega 7 & 9), and contains vitamins E and B17.
Avocado oil (organic and fair trade): Cold pressed from the pulp. It is mild and nourishing, very moisturising and very well absorbed. It is excellent for night creams as it is very rich in vitamins and sterols, and helps increase collagen in the skin.
Calendula oil (organic): Calendula flowers have been macerated in organic jojoba oil. Calendula is known for its healing qualities to treat damaged and irritated skin. Suitable for all skin types including babies.
Cardamom essential oil (organic): Used for fatigue, stress and as a general tonic.
Cinnamon essential oil (organic): Used for easing muscular and joint pains. Has antiseptic and astringent properties. To be avoided during pregnancy.
Clove essential oil (organic): Helps to lift depression and stimulate the mind. Used for arthritis, rheumatism and sprains.
Cocoamidopropyl betaine: A mild and gentle cleanser produced from coconut oil.
Coconut aroma (organic): Certified by Ecocert.
Coconut butter (virgin organic): It is absorbed slowly by the skin and has a softening and soothing effect on sensitive and irritated skin. Helps to protect from the elements.
Coenzyme Q10: This is a vitamin like substance and powerful antioxidant which helps fight free radicals that cause damage and aging to our skin. It can also promote collagen and elastin production. Used in anti-wrinkle creams.
Copaiba balsam (organic): Produced by small communities of the South American Rain Forest. Has anti-inflammatory, antifungal and pain relieving properties. Used for acne, athlete’s foot and infected wounds.
Decyl glucoside: A mild and gentle cleanser produced from sugar. Mild enough to be used for sensitive skin.
Glyceryl stearate: An emulsifier produced from coconut. It acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance.
Grapefruit essential oil (organic): Cold pressed from the fresh peel. Helps tone the skin, whilst being uplifting and refreshing.
Green mandarin essential oil (organic): Uplifting and beneficial for all skin types.
Green tea (certified to international Fairtrade standards): Studies show many benefits for the skin. High in antioxidants to scavenge free radicals, and anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Jojoba oil (organic): Cold pressed. Easily absorbed and leaves a velvety feel on the skin. It softens, protects and improves suppleness and helps the skin hold its moisture making it especially good for dry skin. It is very high in monounsaturated fatty acids (omega 7 & 9), and has anti-bacterial and antifungal properties. It helps to balance the production of sebum (the skin’s natural oil), making it good for both dry and oily skin types.
Lactic acid: Adjusts the pH to match the natural pH of the skin to around 5.5.
Lavender essential oil (organic): Tones and revitalises the skin and is useful for all types of skin problems such as abscesses, acne, athlete’s foot, boils, bruises, burns, insect bites, itching and sprains as it is antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-viral and anti-fungal.
Lemon essential oil (organic): Cold pressed. Used for acne, athlete’s foot, chilblains, dull or oily skin, varicose veins and warts. Clears away dead skin.
Lemongrass essential oil (organic): Used for acne, athlete’s foot, excessive perspiration, muscle aches and oily skin. It is also great to revive the mind when feeling lethargic and to energize as well as relieving fatigue. Caution, not to be used on damaged or hypersensitive skin.
Macadamia nut oil (organic): Cold pressed from the nuts of the tree. This is a rich fatty oil, slowly absorbed by the skin but leaves the skin very soft, smooth and conditioned. This makes it particularly good for mature and dry skin which has difficulty retaining its moisture.
May chang essential oil (organic): Steam distilled. It is a beautiful lemony oil, with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, cooling and calming properties.
Peppermint essential oil (organic): From a fairtrade organic mint project in Uttar Pradesh. Has analgesic, anaesthetic, antiseptic, astringent and decongestant properties. Helps to stimulate the mind, increase mental agility and focus, cool the skin, reduce redness, irritation and itchiness. Used for dermatitis, acne, ringworm and sunburn. To be avoided during pregnancy.
Safflower oil (organic): Cold pressed. Has a higher content of omega 6 than any other plant oil making it nourishing for the skin and helping to relieve poor blood circulation and cramps. It is absorbed very quickly by the skin. Good for all skin types, particularly oily or large pored, sensitive or damaged.
Sandalwood essential oil (organic): Helps promote skin hydration, therefore used for chapped, dry, ageing or sensitive skin. Its astringent and toning effects are used for oily skin. Known to help itching and inflammation.
Seabuckthorn berry extract (organic): Has anti-inflammatory properties and helpful in treating red, irritated skin and sunburn.
Shea butter (organic and fair trade): From a women’s fairtrade project in Ghana. Good for moisturising, giving protection from the sun and healing the skin, especially dry and damaged. It has mildly anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Siberian ginseng extract: Used for thousands of years as an immune stimulator to fight infections of the skin, it is now used for its skin-tightening properties in skin firming products.
Sodium stearoyl lactylate: An emulsifier derived from lactic acid and vegetable-based stearic acid. Used in the Scandinavian food industry to make vegan ice cream.
Sunflower oil (organic): Cold pressed. High in omega 6 makes it nourishing for the skin and good for treating skin bruises. Used for acne and dry skin.
Tea tree essential oil (organic): Has antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal properties. Used for acne, athlete’s foot, chicken pox, cold sores, cuts, insect bites, itching, oily skin, ringworm, spots and warts.
Turmeric (organic): Other than its beautiful yellow colour, it is anti-carcinogenic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. It has been used against impetigo and skin infections.
Vitamin A: It nourishes the skin and helps to prevent skin disorders. It is used for dry, lifeless skin and in anti-wrinkle creams
Vitamin C: This is essential for the formation of collagen. It also acts as an antioxidant.
Vitamin E: An antioxidant that extends the life of plant oils. It also protects against the destruction of the skin’s connective tissue caused by free radicals from pollution and the sun which age the skin more quickly.
Xanthan gum: Produced from glucose. Used as a stabiliser and thickener.