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Ingredients Glossary

INGREDIENTS GLOSSARY

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Kaolin

Kaolin

Products Benefits

Especially beneficial for oily, blemished skin, Kaolin is able to absorb excess sebum from the skin and can help improve the appearance of enlarged pores. It is renowned for its soothing properties.

Product Background & Information

Kaolinite is a naturally occurring mineral. Kaolin is formed when anhydrous aluminium silicates, which are found in feldspar rich rocks, like granite, are altered by weathering and hydrothermal processes. The process which converted the hard granite into the soft matrix found in kaolin pits is known as ‘kaolinisation’. The quartz and mica of the granite remain relatively unchanged, whilst the feldspar is transformed into kaolinite. Our kaolin is produced in Cornwall, England, from naturally occuring mineral deposits.

Glycerine

Glycerin

Products Benefits

Glycerine is an effective humectant and moisturiser to hydrate the skin.

Product Background & Information

Our glycerine is suitable for vegans and is derived from rapeseed oil.

Shea Butter

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

Products Benefits

Shea butter is a moisturiser and emollient with antioxidant properties. Rich in vitamins A, E and F and nutrients that aid in the production of collagen, it can help improve the appearance of aging skin.

Product Background & Information

The shea tree is indigenous to the savannah regions of Africa and the butter is extracted from the nuts of this tree by pressing. Our main source is wild harvested by local women in Ghana providing them with a secured income.

Cocoa Butter

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter

Products Benefits

Cocoa butter is an effective skin conditioner, moisturiser and emollient for softer feeling skin.

Product Background & Information

This nourishing butter melts beautifully into the skin and is made from the remaining pulp of cocoa beans. Our main source of cocoa butter is from the Ivory Coast.

Lavender Oil

Kaolin

Products Benefits

This aromatic oil has a blissful scent to help calm, soothe and relax the mind.

Product Background & Information

Lavender is an evergreen shrub belonging to the Lamiaceae family and this shrub can grow up to 1 metre high. Lavender oil is obtained from steam distillation of the lavender flowers.

Witch Hazel Water

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water

Products Benefits

Extracts of Witch Hazel are found to have skin cleansing, toning and soothing properties – perfect for oily skin.

Product Background & Information

The Witch Hazel Water used in our formulations is from wild cultivated shrubs and harvested from the forest of Greater New England. All of the lands where the brush material is harvested is certified organic by Oregon Tilth.

Amethyst Extract

Amethyst Extract

Products Benefits

This extract can offer skin conditioning and anti-aging benefits, helping to leave the skin feeling soft and smooth.

Product Background & Information

This purple gemstone has been used for thousands of years to adorn royalty. It is associated with a number of beliefs and is regarded as a talisman for love and fortune. Many people believe that this stone can aid a restful sleep when placed underneath the pillow.

Tea Tree Oil

Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

Products Benefits

This essential oil has a warm, spicy, earthy aroma and is ideal for oily, blemished and impure skin.

Product Background & Information

This essential oil has a warm, spicy, earthy aroma and is ideal for oily, blemished and impure skin.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

Products Benefits

This ingredient has excellent moisturisation, cooling and rejuvenating properties. Aloe vera has been shown to help improve the appearance of aging and dry skin, to leave your skin feeling soft and supple.

Product Background & Information

The gel derived from the cell walls of this plant is rich in water, minerals, amino acids, proteins and polysaccharides. Manually harvested aloe leaves are stripped of their coating by hand and pressed to express the leaf juice. The juice is then concentrated by gravity separation.

Seaweed Extract

Laminaria Digitata Extract

Products Benefits

This extract is known for its skin protecting properties.

Product Background & Information

This extract is obtained by steam distillation of laminaria dried thalli (Laminaria digitata).

Lemon Oil

Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil

Products Benefits

Revitalise your senses with this uplifting aroma. This oil can also have skin conditioning benefits!

Product Background & Information

This Californian Lemon oil is obtained through cold pressing, mixing and filtration.

Panthenol

Panthenol

Products Benefits

Panthenol is ideal for dry skin and can improve and increase the humidity properties of the skin, helping to leave it feeling moisturised, softer and more elastic.

Product Background & Information

Also known as Provitamin B5.

Hemp Seed Extract

Cannabis Sativa Seed Extract

Products Benefits

This naturally derived extract is known to have skin conditioning benefits, helping to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Product Background & Information

Hemp has been widely used in industrial, environmental and healing applications for many years and is known to possess properties beneficial in skincare applications.

Peppermint Oil

Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Products Benefits

Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Product Background & Information

This volatile oil is obtained by the steam distillation from the whole plant of the Peppermint.

Blend of Ginger, Frankincense and Grape Extracts

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Bosweliia Serrata Resin Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract

Products Benefits

Blend of botanical extracts to help purify, soothe and re-balance the skin’s microbiota, helping to improve the appearance of the skin.

Product Background & Information

Ginger, frankincense and grape have been used in many parts of the world in purifying rituals and as medicinal plants. These extracts have been found to be beneficial in skincare routines, to help leave the skin looking healthy.

Pomegranate Oil

Punica Granatum Seed Oil

Products Benefits

Rich in fatty acids, this skin conditioning oil can help to leave the skin feeling soft.

Product Background & Information

This oil is obtained by cold pressing pomegranate seeds followed by filtration.

Watermelon Extract

Citrullus Lanatas (Watermelon) Fruit Extract

Products Benefits

Known for its skin conditioning properties.

Product Background & Information

The watermelon fruit was originally domesticated in Africa and is now cultivated worldwide. Watermelons mainly consist of water and the flesh is a good source of beta-carotebe, which converts to Vtiamin A when consumed.

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate

Products Benefits

Powerful moisturiser and humectant – helps reinforce the skin’s short and long term moisturisation. This ingredient can help plump the skin, to leave it looking and feeling soft and smooth.

Product Background & Information

Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid and its smaller molecule size means that it can penetrate the epidermis and improve hydration from the underlying layers of skin.

Pineapple Extract

Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract

Products Benefits

Refreshing and moisturising extract with soothing, toning and skin conditioning properties.

Product Background & Information

The pineapple is indigenous to South America and it has been cultivated there for hundreds of years. A pineapple plant can stay alive for 50 years and continue to produce fruit!

Menthol

Menthol

Products Benefits

Menthol is known for its cooling, soothing and refreshing properties.

Product Background & Information

Menthol is produced through mint essential oil extraction – the mint is extracted by steam distillation and then the oil is separated from the water, centrifuged and chilled to crystalise the menthol.

White Charcoal Powder

Charcoal Powder

Products Benefits

The white charcoal used in our products is known to purify, balance, capture moisture and adsorb impurities from the skin and hair.

Product Background & Information

Our charocal powder is obtained from the wood from the Ubame Oak – a tree which possesses great strength and hardness. The wood is gathered and cured and then heated to over 1000°C for several days until it burns out naturally. It is then covered with a damp mixture of earth, sand and ash to cool it. The rapid rise in temperature followed by the rapid cooling, incinerates the bark leaving a smooth hard surface which is highly adsorptive with a white hue.

Avocado Oil

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Products Benefits

A nourishing oil, rich in essential fatty acids to help moisturise, condition and soften the skin – this oil is well suited for dry skin.

Product Background & Information

Legendary for its healthy fat content and emollient properties, the avocado is native to Central America. This oil is obtained by pressing the dehydrated sliced flesh of the avocado pear to obtain the oil, which is then filtered and refined.

Oatmeal Fine

Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Meal

Products Benefits

Oatmeal is an excellent emollient and is ideal for dry skin.

Product Background & Information

Oatmeal has a long history of use to help relieve irritation and itching.

Organic Rose Water

Rosa Damascena Flower Oil

Products Benefits

This delicately scented water has skin conditioning properties to help leave your skin feeling soft.

Product Background & Information

Extracted by steam distillation – the rose oil is infused in water, standardised and filtered.

Gold

Gold

Products Benefits

Real gold powder for a luxurious pamper session!

Product Background & Information

Gold alloy is melted into gold bars and then pressed and beaten into thin leaves. The leaves are then ground into flakes and powders.

Powdered Rose Quartz

Quartz

Products Benefits

Its light-reflective crystals illuminate the skin, helping to soften the appearance of flaws and boost radiance.

Product Background & Information

In ancient Egypt, women wore facial masks made out of pure rose quartz to soften and beautify the skin. Historically, it has also been used with fine powdered clays to absorb grease and dirt from the hair.

Grapeseed Oil

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed oil

Products Benefits

This fatty acid-rich oil gives a silky, smooth texture to products and leaves the skin feeling soft, smooth and conditioned. It also can have a mild toning effect and can be beneficial in products for oily skin.

Product Background & Information

This oil is a by-product from the wine and juice industry, so makes good use of a resource which would otherwise have gone to waste! The pulp of the by-product is taken and the seeds are reprocessed to further extract the oil.

Coconut Water

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water

Products Benefits

An excellent ingredient to hydrate, nourish, refresh and cool ths skin.

Product Background & Information

Coconut water is a clear liquid from the fruit of the coconut palm – obtained from the fruit while it’s still green. It has a high content of moisture, minerals and nutrients, which make it a good skin hydrating ingredient. It has been used for centuries in tropical climates for hydration and was used intravenously for hydration during World War II!

Hemp Seed Oil

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil

Products Benefits

This nourishing oil can be beneficial for dry skin and is a fantastic emollient, to help leave the skin feel soft and conditioned.

Product Background & Information

The fatty acid rich oil is obtained by mechanically pressing the seeds of the hemp plant.

Caffeine

Caffeine

Products Benefits

Caffeine can have skin conditioning benefits to help leave your skin feeling soft.

Product Background & Information

Caffeine has been used for centuries and is commonly found in coffee, tea and chocolate. Caffeine is known to help boost energy levels and has some health benefits when consumed.

Moonstone Extract

Moonstone Extract

Products Benefits

Skin conditioning extract with benefits for a radiant looking complexion.

Product Background & Information

Moonstone is associated with beliefs which have marked the centuries throughout the world. It is recognised for its calming and soothing properties.

Orange Oil

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil

Products Benefits

This revitalising oil can help tone the skin.

Product Background & Information

This essential oil has a sweet, fresh, fruity and uplifting scent.

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid

Products Benefits

Glycolic acid rejuvenates the skin by mild exfoliation, encouraging the shedding of surface skin cells. It can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve the appearance of enlarged pores.

Product Background & Information

Glycolic acid is a naturally occuring alpha hydroxy acid (AHA).

Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid

Products Benefits

Lactic acid rejuvenates the skin by mild exfoliation, encouraging the shedding of surface skin cells. It is also a humectant and skin conditioner, helping to leave the skin feeling soft and smooth.

Product Background & Information

Lactic acid is a naturally occuring alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). Our supply is produced by the fermentation of dextrose and is suitable for vegans.