Ingredient descriptions of the beautiful botanicals that we use in our skincare formulations.
Aloe Vera Juice*
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Aloe Vera has been recorded in historical scriptures from different cultures and as far back as the Greek and Egyptians eras. The benefits of aloe vera juice has been known for centuries, with its therapeutic advantages and healing properties surviving for over 4000 years. The aloe vera plant is packed full of healing extracts, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and amino acids. The juice is filled with a plethora of skin benefits, such as antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properites, giving it soothing and moisturizing effects that defend against harmful toxins. Aloe vera juice can be used topically to treat burns, abrasions, psoriasis, and other skin conditions. It can also be used orally to heal inflammation in the digestive tract.
Argania Spinosa Nut Oil
Perfect to use on all skin types. It's packed with omega fatty acids, vitamin E, carotenes, squalene, and linoleic acids, all of which work to lightly moisturize your skin, soften dry patches, and even reduce acne.
Withania Somnifera Root
An antidote to skin stress. This ancient remedy may help to reduce the appearance of ageing skin, clear clogged pores, and even out skin tone. Ashwagandha is therapeutic in calming your skin, and stimulating to your mind.
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil
Bergamot oil is extracted from the rinds of citrus fruit (Citrus bergamia) that grow on bergamot orange trees. The bright citrus scent of bergamot contains several compounds to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This may make bergamot oil an effective spot treatment for acne in people who do not have sensitive skin. Its analgesic qualities may also make it effective against painful cysts and pimples.
Black Cumin Seed Oil*
Black cumin seeds have long been used as a powerful remedy against major illnesses in nearly every major medical tradition…from ancient Egyptian and Greek medicine to Ayurveda & Chinese herbalism. Black cumin seed oil not only supports health, but has beauty benefits as well. Known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial & anti-aging benefits, this oil is a skincare must! Black cumin seed oil has the ability to unclog pores, balance oil production, soothe redness and fight multiple strains of acne causing bacteria. It is packed with vitamins, minerals and fatty acids to encourage healthy skin regeneration, reverse the aging process and fade dark spots. When used externally, black cumin seed oil can soothe psoriasis, eczema, and acne.
Borage Seed Oil*
Borago Officinalis Seed Oil
Borage seed oil is the richest known source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is a fatty acid that is essential for human health. Borage oil also contains macronutrients, as well as vitamins A and C, niacin, thiamin, vitamin B. Borage seed oil is a rich moisturizer that can hydrate dry skin to healthy moisture levels, and help maintain a moisture barrier for the skin.
Also referred to as the blue-pea, this plant is from the family Fabaceae and is commonly found throughout South East Asia. The blue flower imparts its blue color when steeped in warm or hot water, leading it to being used as a dye, as well as to add color naturally to beauty products.
Blue butterfly pea is rich in polyphenols, antioxidants, and flavonoids, which stop the harmful effects of free radicals that damage and degrade skin. Butterfly Pea contains Proanthocyanidin which stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, which helps rejuvenate the skin and lessen wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
Matricaria Chamomilla Oil
Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. Its relaxing woodly, deep floral scent is known for its calming and stress-relieving properties. Chamomile posses many powerful skin properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, and contains essential oils and antioxidants. Additionally, is hypoallergenic and helps to reduce skin irritants by neutralizing free radicals.
Of course Frankincense is very well noted through-out history, especially in religious texts. Frankincense will soothe and reduce inflammation and can also help prevent acne forming thanks to the boswellic acids it contains which are capable of killing bacteria associated with acne.
Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil
Grapeseed oil has existed for over 6,000 years. The grapeseed oil we use is organic & cold-press extracted from the seeds of Chardonnay grapes. Unlike other oils that may only suit certain skin types or clog pores, grapeseed oil is a lightweight, highly moisturising oil that’s noncomedogenic, making it suitable for most skin types—including sensitive and acne-prone skin.
Many of grapeseed oil’s beauty benefits may be due to its high levels of vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acid content. According to the Linus Pauling Institute, omega-6 fatty acids are crucial to skin function and appearance. The main omega-6 PUFA in grapeseed oil is linolenic acid. This fatty acid can reduce inflammation in the skin’s middle and outer layers.
Corylus Americana Seed Oil
It is just a excellent skin moisturizer, in part since it consists of linoleic acid, a substance not made by the body, yet that helps prevent water from evaporating. The oil therefore helps you to tighten up pores and isn’t so much comedogenic. Rather, hazelnut oil assists manage sebum secretion, and that’s why many people suggest it for to dealing with oily skin, seborrheic dermatitis and/or acne. Thanks to its anti-bacterial action, it is really an efficient all-natural remedy towards chapped lips , stretchmarks, some scars, etc.
Hemp Seed Oil*
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil
The Cannabis sativa plant species is one of mankind’s oldest industrialised plants. It was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 50,000 years ago.
Hemp seed oil, which has been used for skin beautification for centuries, is obtained by pressing hemp seeds and is perfect for most skin types as it can moisturize without clogging your pores. It can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin's oil production. Hemp Seed Oil is high in omega acids 3, 6, and 9, all of which help repair the skin barrier and form a seal over the skin to keep moisture trapped inside. Those same omega acids also help lower inflammation in the skin.
The name Helichrysum (Immortelle) derived from the Greek words ‘helios’ meaning sun and ‘chrysos’ meaning gold, which refer to its numerous clusters of tiny yellow flowers. These dried flowers were presented as an offering to the Gods in Ancient Greece.
Helichrysum italicum, also known as Immortelle, is revered for its unparalleled regenerative and protective benefits in skin care as well as its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidate properties.
Protective effect of helichrysum on skin:
- strong impact against free radicals
- significantly stimulates collagen production
- stimulates tissue changes
- improves microcirculation and skin detoxification
- antiseptic that purifies the skin
Helichrysum (Immortelle) helps smooth both skin tone and texture, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and its emollient properties help keep skin hydrated.
Jojoba is a golden coloured oil, which is produced from the seeds of the jojoba plant. Derived from a desert shrub that is found in the arid regions of Arizona, Mexico and California, it is mainly extracted as liquid wax. Jojoba oil is abundant in important vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins E and B-complex, zinc, copper, selenium, chromium and iodine. It is best for normal to dry skin. This plant gained importance because of its moisturizing and emollient properties. Jojoba oil restores the natural balance of the skin and hair by bringing in moisture and hydration. It can also be used to remove excess skin sebum and build-up from the hair. Lastly, jojoba oil is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, non-toxic and non-comedogenic, meaning, it will not clog your pores.
Lavandula Angustifolia Oil
Lavender oil can benefit the skin in numerous ways. It has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles, aid in skin lightening since it reduces inflammation. It can reduce discolouration, including dark spots and helps lessen blotchiness and redness.
Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract
Lotus flower contains a significant amount of potent antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenol, and vitamins. As a result, these compounds provide natural antiaging benefits to the skin. Antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals that damage skin and cause signs of aging.
Leptospermum Scoparium Oil
Manuka Oil has been treasured for centuries by the Maori people, who are indigenous to New Zealand, where the low shrub originates. As Manuka Oil is filled with antibacterial properties, it's perfect for keeping the skin clear and fighting off any bacterial growth. Manuka Oil also has can be used as an effective way to treat damaged skin and scarring caused by acne, as it works to promote the skin cell regeneration.
Citrus Aurantium Amara Oil
Neroli has historically been used by Italian aristocracy since the 1700’s. The fragrant blossoms of the bitter orange tree don’t just produce an oil that smells amazing. Research shows that the chemical composition of neroli essential oil has both antimicrobial and antioxidant powers.
Pomegranate Seed Oil*
Punica Granatum Seed Oil
Pomegranate Seed Oil is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols that give the oil natural protection qualities & supports cell regeneration. Pomegranate oil repairs skin, and effectively reduces and prevents wrinkles in the epidermis. It has antimicrobial properties & is an anti-inflammatory agent. It has superior moisturizing ability, nourishing and softening skin.
Pumpkin Seed Oil*
Cucurbita Pepo Seed Oil
Pumpkin seed oil is rich in vitamin E, zinc, omega 3- and 6- fatty acids as well as antioxidants; therefore, it has tremendous benefits for the skin in terms of retaining moisture, fighting free radicals and maintaining a youthful appearance. The high amounts of zinc and vitamin E also improve skin tone, help wounds heal more rapidly, fight acne and help with skin renewal. Lastly, many of the minerals and vitamins have anti-aging effects as well. The essential fatty acids sink deeply into skin to provide long-lasting moisturization without greasiness. These acids also help balance oil, moisturizing dry skin and controlling oily skin.
Red Raspberry Seed*
Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil
A luxurious and light oil, Red Raspberry Seed has Very high levels of phytosterols that can help reduce trans-epidermal water loss, thereby helping to keep skin moisturized. It’s a great source of alpha linolenic acid, which is an essential fatty acid that has regenerative and anti-aging skin benefits.
Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract
One of the most precious oils due to its intoxicating, stress-reducing, sweet scent and its symbolism of love and romance, Rose essential oil It is also extremely useful in skin rejuvenation, as it counteracts the visible signs of aging, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and helping smooth skin.
Rosehip Seed Oil*
Rosa Rubiginosa (Rose Hip) Seed Oil
Rosehip oil contains a wealth of essential fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acid. The many fatty acids in rosehip oil make it an excellent option for hydrating dry, itchy skin. The skin also easily absorbs the oil, allowing its antioxidants to travel deep into the skin’s layers. That’s because rosehip oil is high in vitamins A and C. Vitamin A, or retinol, encourages skin cell turnover. Vitamin C also aids in cell regeneration, boosting overall radiance. Rosehip oil is rich in vitamins A and C, which are both necessary for the production of collagen.
Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil
A staple of the Mediterranean for centuries. The Romans gave special importance to the rosemary plant and used it frequently in religious ceremonies. It has become increasingly important and popular over the years as more of its various health benefits have become understood, including its ability to stimulate hair growth, boost mental activity, relieve respiratory problems and reduce pain. Rosemary Oil and rosemary teas are widely used for hair care in shampoos and lotions. Regular use of rosemary oil helps to stimulate follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger. The astringent properties of rosemary essential oil make it beneficial for skin care. It contains a wide array of nutrients such as calcium, vitamins and antioxidants.
Santalum Album Oil
We source our Sandalwood through ethical and sustainable sources in Australia. Derived from the sandalwood tree’s bark, sandalwood has been used classically in various Ayurvedic skincare formulations. The health benefits of Sandalwood essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, disinfectant, emollient, memory booster, sedative and tonic substance. This time tested Ayurvedic herb is effective in soothing pimples, acne, blemishes and rashes. It is also effective in soaking excess oil and sebum from the skin.
Sea Buckthorn Oil*
Hippophae Rhamnoides Seed Oil
A super charged omega rich oil, containing the entire 3, 6, 9, and rare rare omega 7 oil. Deep nourishing and prized for centuries.
Tulsi (Holy Basil)*
Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Oil
Tulsi oil is extracted from holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), a species of basil that is native to the Indian subcontinent. Highly revered in India for over 5,000 years, tulsi, also known as holy basil, has been valued for its numerous health-promoting properties. Eugenole makes up a large bulk of tulsi oil's composition, in some cases up to 85 percent. Every part of the plant, from the leaves to the seeds, have astounding uses for the body. Tulsi has an uplifting and slightly awakening effect on the mind. Tulsi is beneficial for the skin due to its antifungal, antibacterial properties. It also purifies the skin from acne and blemishes by draining toxins out of the blood. Tulsi promotes a smooth, even skin tone.