Apricot Kernel Oil
It has a high Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) content which enables your skin to maintain its moisture balance. GLA also helps tone and firm up your skin, while vitamins A and E slow down the signs of ageing. Hydrating and anti-inflammatory, it is a natural moisturizer for any type of skin.
Stimulates cell renewal and boosts elasticity while smoothing the skin. Its vitamin E and fatty acids are excellent for repairing damaged skin and providing it with nutrients which will prevent further dryness and irritation, leaving it plumper and softer. Great on oily skins too, it works to rebalance oil production and it is non-comedogenic. Pure nourishment to the skin, it protects naturally from free-radical’s damage and the elements.
Baobal Oil has one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants, being at the same time a substantial source of vitamin A; antioxidants eliminate harmful toxins, while vitamin A helps build collagen fibers within the dermis and exfoliates more superficial layers of the skin: a synergic action that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Baobab Oil is also rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9 and Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs): EFAs are natural penetration enhancers, due to their fluidizing effect on cell membranes: this ability creates a synergistic effect with other nutrients such as vitamins. EFAs help improve the structure, function and appearance of aging skin, leaving it feel firmer by boosting its elasticity and reversing tissue damage. Extremely rich in vitamins A, D, E and F: it gives the skin a vitamin-boost meaning your skin not only looks better but IS actually healthier. Easily absorbed without clogging pores, it's excellent for all skin types.
Beeswax helps to calm irritated and dry skin, it is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Its natural barrier properties help to protect the skin from environmental damage: the preventative layer created by beeswax does not block pores, so the skin can breathe. Great source of vitamin A, beeswax helps to lock in moisture for soft, supple, hydrated skin.
Calendula or Marigold, has been used in India since ancient times. According to Ayurvedic healing principles, it is energetically cooling. In traditional Chinese medicine, Calendula is used to support healthy skin. Calendula stimulates blood cells deep in the dermis, speeding circulation and bringing healing power to the skin's surface.
Castor Oil is naturally detoxifying and helps to break up oils that clog glands and pores. It can help disinfect the skin and even kill bacteria that can cause skin conditions. The good fatty acids in castor oil displace the waxy debris that would otherwise cause blackheads and acne: allowing to remove makeup, dirt and excess oil from the pores and deep cleanse them while ensuring the skin does not dry out. It promotes growth of new cells; it is an excellent skin emollient, especially helpful in the winter months when skin is at its driest.
Cocoa Butter, raw is ultra-hydrating and high in powerful antioxidants. Raw cocoa butter isn’t heated to very high temperatures, retaining the healthy fats and other compounds found naturally in cocoa beans, which deeply hydrate and nourish the skin.
Coconut milk powder
Coconut milk powder known for its soothing and moisturising properties, we thought it would be just perfect for our Ultra-Gentle Baby Bath.
Coconut Oil is an excellent emollient with a sweet fragrant smell. It helps skin retain its moisture and has antimicrobial and disinfectant properties. Coconut oil contains vitamin E with skin-nourishing properties, it is primarily composed of saturated fats and contains medium-chain fatty acids, which not only help to repair the skin barrier and trap water, making it an excellent moisturizer, they also reduce inflammation. Its combination of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and hydrating properties makes coconut oil truly unique. Research has shown that from the use of coconut oil, skin hydration improves and surface lipids remain intact. Softens and nourishes dry skin.
Coffee scrub provides several skin benefits, including improved skin texture and circulation. Coffee grounds scrub away dead skin to reveal the new, healthy skin underneath. Exfoliating with coffee grounds improves circulation, leaving you with smooth, glowing skin.
Colloidal Oats are great for babies’ sensitive skin, they have been used for centuries as a soothing agent to relieve itch and irritation. The presence of different types of phenols confers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, while the cleansing activity of oats is mostly due to their saponins content. When dispersed in water, colloidal oats form a milky bath that soothes as it naturally cleanses without soap. Oatmeal has been clinically shown to hold moisture against the skin to hydrate and nourish. When it is used in a bath soak, the oat proteins leave a barrier on the skin which stops water loss and keeps the moisture in.
Dead Sea Salt
Dead Sea Salt has been used for centuries to promote health and wellness. Dead Sea salt differs from regular sea salt in that it has a much lower sodium content, balanced by minerals that feed and nourish the skin and body. One of the main benefits of Dead Sea salt is its ability to increase blood circulation at the skin's surface, which aids its cellular renewal and encourages the release of toxins. Massaging the skin in a circular motion with Dead Sea salt draws blood to the skin's surface leaving it softer and looking more toned and glowing. According to a study by the University of Kiel, Germany, the minerals in Dead Sea Salt help the skin retain water and keep it moisturized, encouraging its natural barrier repair.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose Oil’s therapeutic nature is primarily due to its essential fatty acid content, which is highly beneficial to all layers of the skin. The topical application of essential fatty acids, primarily Gamma-Linoleic Acid (GLA), enhances the epidermal barrier and showed evidence of modulating inflammatory reactions in the skin. Its high level of antioxidants helps increase the skin's elasticity, reduces fine lines and lightens dark circles around the eyes. This precious oil also regulates the functioning of the oil glands: helping dry, combination or oily skin regulate itself. It absorbs quickly and is non-comedogenic, does not block pores.
Jojoba Oil is an all-natural moisturizer which absorbs easily into the skin, delivering instant hydration and providing a substantial long-acting 24-hour skin hydration effect. It contains nutrients like vitamin B and E, antioxidants as well as minerals like chromium, copper, and zinc, which all nourish and protect skin from the effects of aging and help reducing the appearance of scars, stimulating collagen synthesis. Jojoba Oil is a natural anti-inflammatory so it keeps skin calm and comfortable. It’s easily absorbed and leaves the skin feeling soft and supple, is particularly effective for treating dry skin and helping to create a more youthful appearance. Also non-comedogenic, does not clog pores, helping oily skins to naturally rebalance sebum production.
Lavender has antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and analgesic properties which also make it highly effective soothing the skin. It has a long history of use in natural remedies also thanks to its calming scent.
Lemon Essential oil
Lemon Essential oil, astringent and detoxifying by nature, it reduces excessive oil on the skin and helps remove dead skin cells and create a fresh clear complexion. Mood enhancer and calming, it can help with stress and fatigue.
Macadamia nut oil
Macadamia nut oil is a superb, vitamin-rich natural oil. It contains squalene and oleic acid which promote cell regeneration and phytosterols that assist with itchiness and redness. Rich in palmitoleic acid (Omega 7) it helps replenish the skin’s protective barrier to prevent moisture loss, crucial to maintain and improve its natural elasticity. It is highly emollient yet light and penetrates easily in the skin, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, firms the skin while maintaining a youthful glow.
Mandarin essential oil
Mandarin essential oil is known as the sweetest and most calming citrus essential oil and may be one of the best essential oils to fight nausea and anxiety. Proven to help diminish the appearance of stretch marks and scars, relieve pain and even support cellular health, mandarin essential oil has also shown to brighten the skin, reduce insomnia and minimize stress.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil: easily absorbed, helps balance the oil production of the skin. Tocopherol (vitamin E) and antioxidants help in reducing the damage to the skin by the elements, making skin look and feel younger. It naturally helps your skin to effectively form a barrier to lock moisture in and deliver nutrients deep into your epidermis.
Moringa Oil’s powerful antioxidants combined with its high oleic acid content (more than 70%) allow to bring its vital nutrients deep into facial tissue and strengthen the overall health of skin cells, inhibiting activities of free radicals on the skin. Its high collagen content helps rebuild the skin collagen fibers, promoting elasticity and firmness. Moringa contains thousands of times more Zeatin than any other plant: the most potent among plant hormones. It promotes cellular growth and delays the aging process by postponing the death of cells and destruction of tissues.
Olive Squalane contains a unique antioxidant that protects the skin from free-radical damage. Early in life, our bodies produce a small amount of squalene, however as we reach our 20s its production begins to decline. Squalane encourages cell turnover and increases collagen production and moisture retention, it creates a barrier between the skin and the environment so that the skin can better retain moisture as it protects the external layer of the epidermis. Non-comedogenic, does not clog pores.
Pomegranate seed oil is rich in Antioxidants, which promote skin elasticity and regeneration. Its high content of Vitamin A, C, E and K stimulates the skin to reverse tissue damage and vitamin C in particular helps boost collagen production, improving its elasticity and firmness. Pomegranate seed oil penetrates deeply into the skin helping channel nutrients directly into the cells, accelerating the process of cellular regeneration and rejuvenation. It stimulates “keratinocytes”, major cells found in the outer layer of the skin, helping revive skin and reveal a more youthful appearance. It contains a unique polyunsaturated fat: punicic acid, an omega 5 fatty acid, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties, calming irritation and redness.
Rice Bran Oil
Rice Bran Oil is a natural, vital source of vitamins A, B2, B12 and E, which help increase elasticity, promote collagen production and work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Thanks to its Squalane content, it promotes skin natural regeneration leading to younger, fresher looking skin. It is rich in Inositol, Gamma Oryzanol and Ferulic Acid: all potent anti-oxidants and nourishing deep-moisturizers. Antioxidants like Beta-carotene and Lycopene protect from free radical damage and enzymes like CoQ10 infuse the skin with active components that help it maintain its youthful glow. It exfoliates dead cells of the skin while its vitamins B and E help increase elasticity and maintain hydration.
The benefits of rice starch have been known for centuries. Recent research has shown that rice starch added to bath water has beneficial effects on impaired barrier function and is effective in improving dry skin. Rice starch is also used for cooling inflammations, it can help skin recover fast and prevent further damage.
Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip Seed Oil is rich in Retinoic Acid and vitamin A, which act together to promote regeneration of damaged tissue, soften wrinkles, reduce scars and hyperpigmentation. Its Vitamins A, C, E and Beta-carotene are all antioxidants that help fight free radicals and boost collagen production. It improves the skin’s flexibility and permeability and helps it repair itself thanks to its chemical structure rich in essential fatty acids: Oleic, Palmitic, Linoleic, Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Vitamin F. When absorbed through the skin, these fatty acids convert to prostaglandins (PGE), which are involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration.
Shea Butter, raw unrefined: full of all-natural vitamin A, Raw Unrefined Shea Butter is extremely moisturizing and very hydrating, when applied to the skin, it provides immediate softness and smoothness and it helps boosting collagen production, too. Promotes the skin’s natural protective barrier: locks in moisture and helps it build elasticity.
Styrax Benzoin resin extract gives the skin a general boost by increasing its elasticity. Its astringent properties tone up the skin and are very helpful in the reduction of wrinkles. It is anti-inflammatory by nature which helps with redness, irritation and itchiness. It furthermore has a calming effect.
Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower seed oil is rich in vitamin E, which acts as an emollient that traps moisture inside skin cells, helping protect collagen and elastin in the skin. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial activity helps lower skin redness and roughness, Linoleic acid helps decrease inflammation in skin while Omega-6 enhances the development of new skin cells.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil is superbly rich in Vitamin E & D, minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium; it also has a high content of vitamins A, oleic and linoleic acids. Known for keeping skin soft and supple, sweet almond oil is safe even for those with very sensitive skin. It soothes irritated skin and can help restore the normal pH of the skin. Its light texture absorbs easily into the skin, keeping it moisturized for longer. Thanks to its strong antioxidant properties, it produces a firming effect on the outmost layer of the skin, making it glow and feel revitalized.
Thistle Oil is an excellent source of omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, which make over 80% of its content. Ideal for normal-to-oily, mature and problem skin: thistle oil helps reduce the size of the pores and rebalance the skin.
Vanilla promotes healthy skin and has soothing properties. It has also been recognized as a potent mood enhancer, antioxidant and calming agent.