Cocoa Butter – Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
Cocoa Butter is an emollient which is high in fatty acids & antioxidants, hydrating the skin deeply & helping to reduce signs of ageing, wrinkles & stretch marks. It also provides a barrier on the skin to protect from outside agents entering the skin & has anti-inflammatory properties. Cocoa Butter consists of a high proportion of minerals including calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper and iron.
Shea Butter – Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
Shea butter is high in Oleic, Stearic and Linoleic acids that help protect & nourish the skin. It is also rich in vitamins A, E and F. Vitamins A and E help maintain the overall health of the skin & Vitamin F protects the skin, particularly from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It also rejuvenates the skin helping to promote supple skin, reducing fine lines and dryness. Shea Butter also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties aiding the skin to heal.
Mango Butter – Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter
Mango Butter has high moisturising properties due to its rich source of fatty acids. It has increased levels of antioxidants and essential vitamins A, E & C. Mango Butter has protective effects against UV radiation and also has ant-inflammatory & anti-ageing properties.
Coconut Oil – Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
Coconut Oil is a natural emollient, high in essential fatty acids, giving it its rich mositurising properties, which deeply nourish the skin. It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal (very good for scalp problems), ant-inflammatory & very rich in fibre, Vitamin E (a natural anti-oxidant), Vitamin K and Iron. Used on the hair, it nourishes the scalp, conditions the hair, encourages healthy hair growth, regenerates thinning hair and promotes a healthy scalp. A 2003 study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science shows that Coconut Oil is able to penetrate inside the hair shaft due to its fatty acid structure.
Argan Oil – Argania Spinsosa (Argan) Oil
Argan Oil has anti-ageing and restructuring properties due to the high Vitamin E & antioxidant content. It possesses regenerative and firming qualities due to its content of essential fatty acids, preserving the elasticity of skin. It has a healthy source of Phytosterols which have both an anti-irritation and anti-inflammatory action. Argan oil contains unsaturated Omega 3 and Omega 9 fatty acids so it is able to penetrate the hair shaft and repair damaged hair follicles, provide nutrition to the hair and restore its shine. Additionally, its high content of Vitamin E encourages hair growth. Although it is a versatile oil for all skin types, as it is sebum regulating it is ideal for those with oily skin.
Avocado Oil – Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
This oil has a high concentration of monounsaturated fats, potassium, magnesium and vitamins A, B1, B2, E and D, giving it high moisturising properties, making the skin supple and firm. It has a reputation of having a higher degree of penetration into the dermis than most carrier oils. It also has anti-ageing properties anti & anti-inflammatory properties. When used regularly, it may boost scalp health by helping clear scaly skin and increasing hair growth.
Jojoba Oil –Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Jojoba Oil is has a molecular structure similar to sebum which means it is effective on all skin types but especially for those with oily skin or acne. It controls the accumulation of excessive sebum and reportedly prevents its build up. It contains myristic acid which is an anti-inflammatory agent. It also contains Vitamin B complex & Vitamin E and has a very high percentage of iodine, giving it its power to heal.
Sweet Almond Oil – Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
Sweet Almond Oil is high in essential fatty acids, Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 & E giving its highly moisturising and soothing properties. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Rosehip Oil – Rosa Canina Fruit (Rosehip) Oil
Rosehip Oil is high in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, giving its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, hydrating dry & sensitive skin. It contains omega 3, 6 & 9 helping to repair and regenerate damaged skin. It also has a high percentage of Vitamin C, a skin brightening and anti-ageing intoxidant that helps improve the appearance of pigmentation and restore skin’s tone. It also helps protect skin from the sun. It is also a natural source of the powerful antioxidants lycopene, which helps improve skin texture and offer protection against premature ageing, and beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage responsible for skin ageing.
Kukui Nut Oil – Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil
This is a light and non-greasy oil which is high in linoleic and alpha-linolenic essential fatty acids giving it its soothing properties and allowing for it to penetrate through the skin. This oil contains vitamins A, C, and E, which are antioxidants known to protect the skin and prevent free-radical damage to the skin cells.
Ricebran Oil – Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil
Full of antixoidants, vitamins B and E, and wonderful natural emollients, this ingredient not only hydrates skin, but protects from UV rays and helps ward off the signs of aging. Rice bran oil also contains “squalane,” which is a natural compound that helps the skin naturally regenerate itself, leading to younger, fresher looking skin. Rice bran oil has a slight anti-melanin property that helps protect from the sun and brighten skin, helping to face dark spots and smooth skin tone.
A natural wax produced by honey bees, Beeswax provides long term moisture by locking moisture into the skin and reducing dryness. Unlike ingredients made from petroleum, however, beeswax doesn’t suffocate the skin and will not clog pores. It also contains Vitamin A which supporting cell reconstruction and has anti-bacterial properties. This is not Vegan certified.
Sunflower Lecithin is a phospholipid found naturally occuring in sunflowers. The primary role of this ingredient is that it has the ability to penetrate the skin and carry the nutrients to the right cell level. It also acts as a natural moisturiser and has both hydrophilic (water loving) and Lipophilic (fatty substance loving) properties.
Lemon Essential Oil – Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil
Lemon essential oil is one of the strongest anti-microbial essential oils according to study published in the Journal of International Microbiology. It therefore has cleansing properties. The Oil contains d-Limonene which is a powerful antioxident.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil –Cananga Odorata Flower (Ylang Ylang) Oil
Ylang Ylang is a natural perfume extracted from Cananga trees. Although used primarily in aromatherapy recent research has suggested that it has influence over normalising sebum secretion thereby stimulating hair growth and ensuring that the scalp is moisturised reducing hair loss and dandruff.
Lavendar Essential Oil –Lavendula Oficinalis (Lavender) Oil
Officially the most used essential oil, the lavender scent is calming and relaxing for aromatherapy purposes. However it is also well known for its antiseptic properties dating back to ancient Egypt over 2000 years ago. It’s antioxidant and Antiseptic properties make Lavender essential oil the perfect carrier in helping keep body and mind clean and clear.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil – Citrus Sinesis (Sweet Orange) Oil
Like the other essential oils this oil has great antiseptic properties. It also often used in perfume. As a result it make a great body cleansing product leaving the body smelling great too!