Our Ingredients Guide
AHA Fruit Acids 'Phyto fruit mix' is a concentrated blend of five botanical extracts: sugar cane, apple, orange, lemon and green tea. These extracts contain the naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids: lactic, glycolic, citric, malic and tartaric. AHA's work by decreasing the compounds that hold dead skin on the surface. By breaking down these compounds, the dead cells slough off, leaving behind a layer of smoother, softer skin. AHA's help to even skin tone and minimize wrinkles. They are also useful in the care of different skin problems such as acne, oily skin and large pores.
Algin (Sodium Alginate) A marine algae derived gel forming agent. It softens, hydrates and soothes the skin leaving it feeling smooth and silky.
Almonds Finely ground - a gentle skin softening exfoliant.
Almond Oil Excellent light, all purpose emollient suitable for all skin types.
Aloe Vera Concentrate Soothing and healing, aloe vera can help decrease redness and irritation and can accelerate the growth of new skin cells. Antibacterial and highly moisturising.
Allantoin A skin softener and anti-irritant which stimulates the growth of healthy tissue. Excellent for people with sensitive skin.
Alpine Willow Herb This epidermis and sebum balancing extract is from a rare alpine plant which is rich in flavinoids and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It is also very high in the tannin oenethin B, which is very useful in regulating sebum production, making it helpful for treating large pores, oily and sensitive skin.
Apricot kernel Oil Cold pressed – a light textured oil good for sensitive, inflamed , dry or mature skins. High in vitamin A, helps the skin retain elasticity and suppleness.
Avocado Oil Rich in protein and vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E lecithin and Beta Carotene. Excellent for dry and wrinkled skin.
Bamboo Isoflavones (Lactobacillus/ Arundinaria Gigantea Leaf Ferment Filtrate) Is a natural alternative to silicone with the added benefit of strong antioxidant protection. It functions well as an all-around anti-aging ingredient not only capable of preventing damage to the skin due to oxidative stress but also stimulating cell proliferation to aid in repairing existing damage while providing velvety, silky feel on the skin.
Basil Essential Oil Uplifting, refreshing and a natural insect repellent. Contains high concentrations of vitamin A and C.
Beeswax The natural product of West Australian bees. Emulsifier and a barrier forming (protective) agent.
Bentonite A highly absorbent, gentle and clarifying clay mined in Western Australia.
Benzoin A sweet smelling natural preservative and powerful skin healer from the resin of the Benzoin tree in Java.
Bergamot Essential Oil Expressed from the peel of nearly ripe bitter orange fruit, it is refreshing, relaxing and uplifting.
Bilberry Extract Astringent, anti couperose (reduces redness), tonic and a vessel protector. Suits all skin types and is especially good for oily, problem or sensitive skins.
Bitter Orange Extract (bioflavinoid complex) An organic active ingredient used as a preservative, antioxidant and disinfectant. An important part of our synergystic preservative blend.
Black Pepper Essential Oil Stimulates local circulation.
Black Willow Bark Increases the cell renewal capabilities of cosmetic formulations. Natural black willow bark extract is a safe way to get the benefits of a B-hydroxy acid without the risk of irritation. When compared to salicylic acid the extract is better able to increase turnover of the outer layer of the epidermis effectively removing dead or peeling cells.
Borage Oil One of the richest sources of essential plant fatty acids. Contains Gamma linolenic acid (GLA’s ) and high concentrations of omega 3 and 6. Excellent for maintaining mobile joints and tissues. Very useful for sunburned and aged skin.
Calendula Oil Soothing , healing , antiseptic. Good for rashes and inflamed skin conditions, helps reduce scarring.
Camellia Oil Helps in restructuring and moisturising. Vitamins A, B and E. Very high in oleic and linoleic essential fats.
Carrot Oil Rich in Carotenoids and vitamin E which are powerful antioxidants - excellent for sun damaged, congested, mature or couperose skin. Stimulates cell regeneration.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil Rich in beta carotene and vitamins A and E, highly beneficial to hair and skin.
Castor Oil Helps form a protective barrier on the skin that will protect against harsh environmental conditions. The ricinoleic acid in castor oil works to inhibit many viruses and bacteria and as castor oil is able to penetrate skin tissue deeply, it can aid in the treatment of inflamed skin conditions and scarring.
Cedarwood Essential Oil Extracted from the wood of the evergreen coniferous tree. Antiseptic, wound healing, good for greasy and acneous skin.
Chamomile Essential Oil Healing, calming, soothing properties - especially effective for sensitive, dry and inflamed skin.
Chamomile Flowers Finely ground, gently exfoliating and soothing.
Cinnamon Essential Oil Exotic sweet ,warm and woody aroma.
Citric Acid Mild fruit acid granules useful for sloughing off dead skin cells.
Clary Sage Essential Oil Excellent for regulating excess sebum production. Skin healing, good for acneous complexions.
Chlorophyll Purifying and our plant derived colouring agent .
Clove Essential Oil Antiseptic, good for asthma and bronchitis.
Cocoa Butter A rich emollient from the cocoa bean. A natural cosmetic thickener, softens and protects, especially good where skin is thin – eyes, lips, throat.
Cocoyl Honeyate A honey derived ingredient providing gentle sebum control as well as preventing dryness, leaving clear smooth skin with an even tone and a matte finish.
Comfrey Glycerol Extract Comfrey is a special beauty herb due to the high content of the phytochemical allantoin, which promotes skin cell regeneration, stimulates the growth of new cells and helps sensitive skin to become more resilient, counteracting dryness and cracking.
Cucumber Hydrosol and Extract Soothes inflamed and puffy skin. Aids in removing dead skin cells, has brightening and tightening properties.
Cypress Essential Oil Helps venous tone – used in the treatment of spider veins and broken capilleries. Boosts circulation, refreshing and invigorating.
Dead Sea Salts Helps exfoliate and promote circulation of the skin – Contains 21 minerals, 12 of which are found in no other sea salt.
Elemi Essential Oil From the resin of a tropical tree. Rejuvenating and good for aged skin, inflammations and wrinkles.
Emulsifiers An ingredient that binds water and oil. Our emulsifiers mimic the skin’s natural lipid barrier and are highly effective, mild, non irritating, silky smooth emollients. Vege-emulse is an emulsifying system derived from the vegetable fatty acids glyceryl stearate and cetearyl alcohol plus a blend of fatty acids and lactic acid sodium stearoyl lactylate. Olive-emulse is derived from olive oil.
Evening Primrose Oil Good source of omega 3 and 6, contains large amounts of Gamma linolenic fatty acids(GLA’s) which are considered to promote healthy skin growth . An enriching and nourishing facial oil, highly moisturising and emollient. Helps clear skin blemishes, soothes irritations and softens wrinkles.
Frankincense Essential Oil Regenerative oil used to improve the tone of mature and damaged skin. Helps reduce scarring, and helps control excess oiliness.
Fullers Earth Highly absorbent, gentle and clarifying clay. Produces a lightening effect on the outer epidermal layer. Number one choice for the treatment of acne.
Geranium Essential Oil Beneficial for all skin types, especially useful for oily and combination skins. Balancing, used to improve broken capillaries and encourages wound healing. Helps to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety.
Ghassoul Clay (Moroccan Red) A unique and luxuriant superfine clay powder which is nutrient dense and rich in minerals such as Silica, Magnesium and Calcium. It is highly esteemed around the world in exclusive professional spas for the cleansing, nourishing, exfoliating and rejuvenating properties.
Ginseng Extract Anti inflammatory, activates cell metabolism and prolongs the lifespan of human cells. Aids in increasing skin elasticity.
Glycerine Plant derived emollient with strong moisture binding properties.
Gotu Kola Extract The ‘elixir of life’ for skin. Calms stressed sensitive skin and stimulates the formulation of lipids and proteins necessary for healthy skin. Aids in the synthesis of collagen, can improve couperose conditions. Tones and brightens all skin types.
Grapefruit Essential Oil Overall uplifting and reviving effect. Good for improving circulation.
Grapeseed Oil Excellent for dry and damaged tissues, regenerative and restructuring. Especially good for the skin around the eyes. High in vitamin E, C, Beta Carotene and Omega 3 and 6.
Green Clay Draws impurities, the most actively absorbent clay - excellent toning action and stimulates the skin by encouraging blood flow to damaged skin cells. Revitalizes and brightens the complexion, helps to tighten pores.
Green Tea Extract Contains the potent anti oxidants vitamin C and E to aid in protecting the skin from the effects of UV radiation and environmental pollution.
Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil Warm and woody, helps to fix aromas in blended oils.
Hazelnut Oil Deeply penetrating and stimulating to the circulatory system. Helps to tone and tighten the skin.
Helichrysum Essential Oil Anti allergenic and anti inflammatory, promotes new cell growth and also has good antioxidant qualities.
Hibiscus Extract Anti-oxidant properties, inhibits elastin degradation, helping to maintain the skin's elasticity and therby offering anti-aging effects. Promotes good circulation and skin tone.
Honey Antiseptic, healing and soothing. Cleanses and softens the skin.
Horse Chestnut Oil and Tincture Extracted from the seeds, contains aescin which has been shown to promote circulation, connective tissue tone and reduce oedema. It performs a vasoprotective role supporting collogen and elastin which makes it especially good for improving spider and varicose veins.
Horsetail Extract Healing and calming properties, promotes healthy glowing skin. Tones, firms, refreshes and stimulates the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid Acid Naturally derived from a bio fermentation process. Plays an efficient role in tissue hydration, lubrication and cellular function . Hyaluronic Acid is what gives the skin it’s volume and fullness. Softens and plumps wrinkles. Enhanced hyaluronic acid levels seem to increase collagen production. Is the natural gel between skin cells that serves as a water reservoir for the cells. As we age, skin loses hyaluronic acid and the ability to hold sufficient water in this reservoir. Feeding new hyaluronic acid to skin may help hydrate skin's intercellular reservoir, raising skin's moisture level, and smoothing down age lines.
Topically, Hyaluronic Acid has water storing properties, making it an ideal swelling agent and lubricant, enabling its incorporation into cosmetics leading to a perceptible and visible improvement of skin condition. In use, it forms a thin transparent visco elastic surface film that helps to preserve the characteristics of youthful and healthy skin: suppleness, elasticity and tone.
Jasmine Essential Oil Uplifting, precious flower oil. Anti inflammatory, antiseptic skin healing properties. Soothes and improves the condition of mature skin.
Jojoba Oil Softens, protects and helps the skin to hold its moisture. Deeply penetrating, contains a waxy substance similar to the skins’ sebum. Rich in vitamin E – can be absorbed readily through several layers of skin providing softness without greasiness. Helps to dissolve sebum and unclog pores.
Jojoba Meal Fine spheres of jojoba plant, added for their gentle exfoliation properties.
Juniper Essential Oil Antiseptic, uplifting and relaxing, stimulates the circulation – great for fluid retention and cellulite. Toning effect on greasy skins and a calming effect for the overstressed.
Kaolin An earth mineral with oil absorbing, deep cleansing and purifying properties.
Kelp Extract Micro algae with a high content of trace elements. A valuable emollient, rich in silica, tightens and tones preventing wrinkles and sagging.
Lanolin Cosmetic grade rich emollient, softens and protects.
Lavender Essential Oil An extremely useful and gentle oil, anti inflammatory, skin healing, soothing and calming. Encourages cell growth and helps to regulate sebum production.
Lavender flowers Finely ground flowers to gently exfoliate. Soothing, peaceful and healing aroma.
Lecithin A natural plant phospholipid from non GMO soybean oil. Superior skin restorative moisturiser, with the ability to penetrate the epidermis and carry nutrients to the cellular level.
Lemon Essential Oil Astringent, antibacterial, cleansing – helps to control sebum production. A rejuvenator, high in vitamin C.
Lemon Grass Essential Oil Helps normalize excess sebum production – skin toner, invigorating and stimulating. Uplifting aroma.
Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil An extremely potent antibacterial and germicidal, with greater germ killing effectiveness than the more familiar Tea Tree. It is also useful for relaxation.
Lemon Scented Tea Tree Essential Oil This Australian grown essential oil is said to have antiseptic, antimicrobial, carminative and sedative properties, with a fresh, uplifting aroma.
Lime Essential Oil Antibacterial, refreshing , tonic – good for greasy skins, clearing congestion, poor circulation. Sharp, sweet citrus peel aroma.
Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil (May Chang) Also known as Tropical Verbena, is antiseptic, deodorant and disinfectant.
Macadamia Oil Highly nourishing, good for dry skins. Helps to reduce moisture loss. Readily absorbed and softening.
Mandarin Essential Oil Fresh citrus aroma, calming effect – good for stress, irritability and insomnia.
Marine Collagen Encourages skin renewal, improves deeper wrinkles and fine lines and helps prevent elastin and collagen breakdown.
Marsh Mallow Extract A softening, soothing and calming emollient. This herb is used extensively for it's anti-irritant action, also having other cosmetic uses such as anti-oxidant properties. In clinical studies it has shown promise in preventing excessive pigmentation in the skin, resulting in a lighter more even coloured complexion.
Myrrh Essential Oil Rich, spicy aroma, wound healing – very useful for improving the condition of mature skins. Relaxing , good skin tonic promoting new skin regeneration. Collected from the resign of the myrrh tree.
Neroli Essential Oil Extracted from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, a precious oil excellent for the treatment of mature skin, improves skin elasticity, broken capillaries, stimulates cellular activity and growth.
Neroli Hydrosol Waters of distillation from the process of extracting neroli oil. Highly aromatic – see neroli essential oil.
Nutmeg Essential Oil Warm spicy and woody aroma.
Oats - Bran and Whole Rolled Finely ground, very soothing to the skin, relieving itchiness and irritation. Mild cleansing and whitening properties.
Olive Emulse Olive derived emulsification system. Contains the active ingredient squalane and other ingredients that help feed the cells oxygen. Highly penetrating and moisturising. Helps protect the product from oxidation and slows the oxidation of sebum, therefore discouraging the formation of blackheads.
Olive Oil (Extra Virgin) Rich in oleic acid, nutrient rich, emollient and highly softening .
Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil From the fresh fruit peel. Refreshes and stimulates, a good skin rejuvenator – excellent for dry sallow complexions.
Orris Root Gently exfoliating - from the bulb of the Florentine Iris, a delicate fragrance reminiscent of violets - acts to fix the aromas of essential oils.
Palma Rosa Essential Oil Improves the condition of dehydrated or mature skin. Stimulates cellular regeneration and helps to regulate sebum production.
Papaya Extract Papaya, or pawpaw contains the enzyme papain which has wonderful exfoliating properties - removing dead skin and specifically damaged skin. It is excellent in helping to stabilize oily skin and is often used for its natural rejuvenating and regenerating properties. It contains vitamin A which has skin repairing benifits and the natural antioxidant vitamin C, which mahy help protect the skin from free radical damage and premature ageing.
Patchouli Essential Oil Tones, revitalizes – a warm spicy relaxing aroma. Stimulates the growth of skin cells and assists in the healing of rough cracked skin – softening and anti inflammatory.
Peppermint Essential Oil Refreshing and cooling effects. Antiseptic and anti inflammatory.
Pettigrain Essential Oil From the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree. Relaxing and stimulating qualities. A tonic effect on the skin, helps to clear blemishes.
Pink Clay - French A balanced blend of iron oxide, silica and mineral salts. Medium absorbency. Soothes and retextures the skin. Excellent for toning and maintenance. Suitable for all skin types.
Pumice Ultra fine polished particles of volcanic stone gently exfoliate.
Rice Flour A finely ground gentle and calming exfoliant.
Rose Geranium Essential Oil Soothing and calming rosy, citrus aroma. Antiseptic and tonic to the skin, helps improve circulation.
Rose Oils - Rose Maroc (Rosa centifolia) and Rose Otto (Rosa Damascena) Precious flower oils with regenerative and skin healing properties. Good for strengthening capillaries and conditions such as couperose. Aids in easing puffiness and dryness. Good for all skin types, excellent hydrating properties.
Rose Petals Finely ground - gently exfoliating and fragrant.
Rosehip Oil Containing high quantities of vitamin A, reported to assist in reducing sun damage and improve the elasticity of the skin. Good for oily and sensitive skin. A rich source of omega 3 and 6. Regenerates, moisturises, helps to reduce scarring and softens the appearance of facial lines.
Rosemary Essential Oil Invigorating and cleansing, helps with fluid retention and poor circulation. Useful for acne and oily skins, an excellent wound healer. Also good for mature and dry skins.
Rosemary Extract A powerful antioxidant, prevents oils from going rancid. Also healing and softening for the skin. Beneficial anti-aging properties.
Rosewater Hydrosol Water from the distillation of rose oil. Soothing and regenerating, gently cleansing and softening for all skin types.
Rosewood Essential Oil Extracted from the wood of the tropical rosewood tree. Soothing, healing, tonic, a deeply relaxing oil good for dry inflamed skin, all skin types. Tissue regenerator.
Safflower Oil From safflower seeds, extremely high in linolenic acids, superior compatibility and hydration for the skin. Suitable for all skin types. Nourishes, protects and firms.
Sage Essential Oil Soothing and strengthening, cooling and cleansing properties. Antiseptic and healing.
Salts Sea and Lake Helps exfoliate and promote circulation. Stimulates the skin’s natural repair process.
Sandalwood Essential Oil Calming, healing and deeply moisturising. Helps strengthen the connective tissues and helps with water retention.
Shea Butter Produced from the nuts of the Karite tree. May improve the circulation and elasticity of the skin, helping with the elimination of waste products. Light protection against UV rays, promotes skin healing and suppleness, deeply moisturising.
Soapwort Extract Soapwort is a fragrant perennial that has high levels of saponins. Saponins are mild, gently foaming antibacterial cleansing agents which cleanse the skin without overdrying.
Sodium Borate An alkaline salt used with beeswax to make an emulsifier. Softening to the skin.
Solubiliser An agent to help blend water with oil, ours is sourced from castor oil.
Soya Bean Oil A light deeply moisturising oil extremely high in vitamin E, lecithin and plant sterolins (the valuable fat component in fruits and vegetables).
Soya Wax This lovely soft scent free wax is derived from soya beans. Perfect to replace petroleum derived paraffin wax in hand and foot treatments. It is softer than paraffin wax and when it is slipped off any wax left can be massaged in to the skin. Soy is deeply and naturally nourishing to the skin.
Spilanthes Acmella Herb By stimulating cell dynamics, this new active ingredient helps reorganize the dermis structure and visibly smooth, firm and tone the skin’s surface.
Squalane Often called ‘Natures Facelift’. An elegant emollient with exceptional skin absorption properties, derived from olives. Protects, moisturises and rejuvenates. Very close to the composition of human sebum, a non greasy moisturiser that won’t clog pores.
Sugars A natural source of glycolic acid. Helps exfoliate and promote circulation.
Tea Tree Essential Oil Anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, wound healing. Excellent in the treatment of acne. Tea tree makes up a part of our synergistic preservative blend.
Tea Tree Powder A good natural anti-fungal, antibacterial exfoliant
Vetiver Essential Oil Deep, woody, smoky aroma. Highest reputation for bringing about tranquillity.
Vitamin B (D Panthenol ) Enhances the formation of skin pigments making the skin appear younger. Deeply penetrating and moisture binding. Improves the moisture retention capacity of the skin and stimulates skin regeneration. Manufactured from a component found in honey.
Vitamin C Granules (Ascorbic acid) Exfoliates and helps increase collagen production in the skin.
Vitamin C Ester (Ascorbyl Palmitate) A fat soluble form of vitamin C said to prevent collagen breakdown. Helps restore a smooth surface to aging skin. An important anti-oxidant derived from citrus fruits. Allows cellular uptake of vitamin C within dermal layers.
Vitamin E (d alpha tocopherol) Its' strong anti-oxidant effect helps protect the skin from damage and the ageing effects of reactive oxygen radicals and UV rays. Improves the surface of the skin and promotes wound healing.
Water Purified Water with impurities removed by distillation.
Wheat Amino Acid Derived from wheat germ. Strengthens, moisturises and protects the skin. Deeply penetrating, it helps draw nutrients
into the skin.
Wheat Germ Oil Extremely high in vitamin E, A and essential fatty acids. Emollient, heals, strengthens and protects the skin. Derived from non GMO wheat .
White Clay French A versatile and easily applied clay. Soothing and softening, it has the gentlest drawing action of all the clays, suitable for all skin types.
Witch-hazel Refreshing and antiseptic, anti inflammatory, especially useful for oily, blemished skins.
Xanthan Gum (corn sugar gum) A natural polysaccharide gum used as a thickening agent and in forming natural gels .
Ylang Ylang Essential oil Useful for all skin types, a balancing effect on sebum production.
Zeolite Clay Has the ability to absorb and neutralize toxins making it a valuable detoxifying ingredient. It is rich in silicon, calcium, potassium and iron.