Knowledge is King, and we believe you should know what’s in our products.
No we’re not giving you our formulas, just the raw materials we use to create these amazing products. Every ingredient we add to our products has a use and benefit for the skin.
We have no nasties, chemicals or sulphates, and we’ve never tested on animals
Aloe Vera, the modest houseplant is a ‘miracle,’ wonder plant, often hiding in plain sight. Having been around and used as a medicinal herb, it nourishes the body from the inside – it is rich in nutrients, aids in improving digestion, and even boost immunity. Aloe Vera can be used topically too, i.e., its gel can be used to enhance one’s skin, especially the face and the hair.
Niacinamide has the ability to improve the appearance of your scalp and hair, especially when using topical products. Based on the fact that a reduction in blood flow can result in the thinning of hair, it makes sense that Niacinamide would be able to promote the look and feel of thicker hair. As stated in this study, the skin on your scalp is much like the skin everywhere else on your body, requiring select nutrients — in this case, Niacinamide.
Outside of positive hair health, B3 also yields many benefits associated with the skin. In fact, a B3 deficiency is typically characterised by problematic skin. Studies have shown that the topical application of Niacinamide can help reverse the signs of declining levels of key B3 enzymes. Whether you would like to minimize the appearance of your pores or simply protect your skin against oxidative stress, Niacinamide may assist.
Panthenol works in a variety of ways. Panthenol has been known to improve damaged hair. Panthenol works by improving effects of hair elasticity, moisture retention and flexibility. Panthenol, when it’s applied to hair, takes on a pro-vitamin form and converts into pantothenic acid. At this point, panthenol can penetrate your hair shaft as well as the root of your hair; thus giving your hair an extra boost of B vitamin which helps thicken your hair as well as promote hair growth.
Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in the body and generally decreases with age. In the skin it exists in the epidermis and keeps the skin hydrated and supple due to its high water retention ability.
Hyaluronic acid helps retain over 1,000 times its weight in water within the cells of skin, making it an excellent moisturiser therefore it can help increase skin moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Topical treatments can soothe redness and dermatitis.
As we age our production naturally decreases and we begin to notice alterations in our skin such as wrinkling or dry skin. A product containing Hyaluronic Acid would be beneficial for mature or dry skin to help restore smoothness and elasticity of the skin.
Activated charcoal is an especially porous charcoal with extremely high absorbance capacity making it great for skin care products related to detoxing/purifying such as masks and cleansers. It adsorbs (attracts and holds) oils, toxins and impurities from the skin leaving it deeply clean and refreshed without feeling stripped or dry.
Allantoin has traditionally been demonstrated to promote new cell growth, act as a strong anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant and may help to repair tissue damage when applied topically.
A natural regenerating & protecting agent that helps with dry, damaged or chapped skin by sealing in moisture.
It is traditionally used to promote wound healing and tissue repair and may help in the treatment of skin ulcers, wounds, burns, sunburns, acne and skin eruptions, eczema and psoriasis because it softens skin and protects living skin cells.
Sodium gluconate is used as a chelating agent. Chelating agents help your preservatives to work better and help improve your products overall stability.
Oils / Esters
Using coconut oil on your skin can be the difference between flaky, dry skin, and soft, glowing skin, as this oil is known for its moisturizing benefits.
Coconut oil is a powerful moisturizer that is beneficial to restoring dry or flaking skin. Coconut oil helps to strengthen skin tissue more deeply and eliminate dead skin cells while absorbing quickly into your skin.
Coconut oil also helps to delay the occurrence of wrinkles because it contains antioxidant Vitamin E, known to protect skin cells from damage over time. The Vitamin E found in coconut oil soothes eczema, sunburn and psoriasis, and its antiviral and antifungal benefits even help to treat bug bites.
Coconut oil contains 3 fatty acids: capric acid, lauric acid and caprylic acid. Each of these acids kill candida, a common cause of fungal infection on your skin.
Rosehip oil is also known as rosehip seed oil. It’s derived from the rosa canina rose bush, which is grown mostly in Chile. Unlike rose oil, which is extracted from rose petals, rosehip oil is pressed from the fruit and seeds of the rose plant.
Rosehip oil contains a wealth of essential fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acid. Fatty acids help to keep cell walls strong so that they don’t lose water.
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. Both of these vitamins are necessary for the production of collagen. Vitamin A, or retinoids, are known for their ability to reduce hyperpigmentation and other visible signs of ageing with regular use.
Grapeseed oil is used as a base oil for many creams and lotions. It is the preferred carrier oil for many massage therapists because of its light, satin like finish. It also has some astringent qualities and is good for oily, acne prone skin.
The fine texture of apricot seed powder in skin care products helps gently remove dead skin cells in a gentle way. It adds just enough texture to effectively exfoliate skin, but not so much that it will grate on and irritate skin.
Robusta coffee beans have a much higher caffeine content than the often used Arabica beans. Caffeine improves blood flow and is a powerful cellulite buster. It also increases collagen production, making skin look younger and feel firmer.
Sugar brightens and polishes the skin, whilst gently exfoliating. It removes dead skin cells and excess oil. Sugar contains glycolic acid to rejuvenate skin and help maintain a youthful glow by balancing the skins natural oils.
Coco glucoside is a non-ionic surfactant (foaming agent, conditioner or emulsifier). It is derived from coconut oil and fruit sugars which are both renewable resources.
Lauryl glucoside is a plant-based surfactant produced by combining palm/coconut oils with corn glucose. It works as a very mild cleansing surfactant, helping to disperse the other ingredients while ensuring that soil or food can be easily rinsed and removed. Due to its mild properties, lauryl glucoside is known to be gentle on skin.
Bentonite clay is great for your skin as it works as a magnet, by drawing metals and toxins out of the skin.
It will not only remove toxins from the skin, but it will also leave your skin feeling smooth and soft. Toxins can build up over time from the environment and other products.
Avocado is high in vitamins (vitamins A, vitamins B, vitamins C, copper, fiber, folate, potassium and vitamin K), amino acids and proteins, which work towards reducing inflammation, nourishing the skin, in turn reducing dryness and the associated itch.
Avocados restore the natural pH levels in the skin too, which is great for healing and restoring moisture and balance.
Cacao powder is packed with vitamins, minerals, and all kinds of other goodness for your complexion. Topping the list are vitamin C and magnesium; the former is well-known for its antioxidant protection, spot fading, and collagen-boosting properties, the latter is a mineral that generally does great things for your skin. Not only is magnesium anti-inflammatory and can help calm redness (a good option for acne-prone skin, to that point), it also helps your skin function better overall.
Oat milk is a great antioxidant, repairing the skin from daily wear and tear, UV radiation, pollution, and more. This in turn keeps your skin glowing by reducing pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which helps reduce acne flare ups.
Glycerine is what is called a humectant, meaning that it attracts water. When glycerine is applied to the skin, it seals in moisture that might otherwise escape. It also helps stop a product from drying out.
Geogard Ultra ( Gluconolactone & Sodium Benzoate) is a preservative blend designed to offer broad spectrum protection. Gluconolactone is derived from corn via fermentation process and not derived from genetically-modified crops. The microorganisms used in the fermentation process are not genetically modified. It is accepted by ECOCERT as a preservative in certified organic cosmetics.
Xanthan gum is used in cosmetics as a natural emulsion stabilizer, film-forming agent, thickener or binder.
Sodium chloride (salt) in cosmetics is as a thickening agent. It is commonly used to thicken the water phase of shampoos, body washes, and non-soap facial cleansers.
Emulsifying Wax (Cetearyl Alcohol & Cetearyl Glucoside) helps to emulsify the oil and water phases of an emulsion so they don’t seperate when mixed.