Over the last ten years we have sourced our naturally active ingredients from across the globe. These ingredients have undergone extensive research and development to ensure efficacy as well as skin and texture-enhancing properties.
Acmella Oleracea is a natural plant extract from La Réunion, considered a natural alternative to Botox. It contains splianthol which has a myo-relaxing effect on skin, i.e. it relaxes the muscle contractions that our constant facial expressions cause. This in turn makes the skin appear smoother, less lined and less ‘rough’.
Arctic Cloudberry is a natural fruit that can survive at -40ºC yet still maintains its moisture levels, proving its ability to plump and hydrate skin cells and protect against environmental damage.
Aurealis™ is extracted from Moroccan Bitter Orange Flowers. This sophisticated ingredient boosts the production of Hyaluronic Acid within the epidermis and also encourages the secretion of these newly formed molecules into the extra cellular matrix (the space surrounding our cells that also houses structural support proteins, such as collagen and initiates biochemical messages).
Bearberry Extract Known for its skin whitening properties, which combined with the antioxidant olive leaf extract, it is able to moderate pigmentation while taking care of the skin. This ingredient lightens the skin, reduces the visibility of age a and evens the skin tone counteracting all visible pigmentation.
Bidens Pilosa is an extract that has a natural retinoid-like effect similar to the properties found in Vitamin A. It is proven to increase collagen and elastin production, reduce lines, help address hyper-pigmentation and protect against ageing without causing irritation to the skin’s surface.
Blackberry Leaf Extract is rich in anti-oxidants and helps to boost skin’s collagen production, protecting against premature ageing and environmental damage.
Botanical Squalane Olive-derived and known as ‘nature’s facelift', it’s a botanical lipid that mirrors a human's in molecular structure and weight. This valuable lipid is extremely compatible with the skin and is safe for all skin types. It is a great choice for regenerative skincare and anti-ageing products as it boosts cell regeneration and oxygenation.
DayMoist is a complex of natural plant-derived active ingredients which instantly raise the hydration levels of the upper layers of the skin. A fast-acting plumping effect is achieved, which lasts for at least 24 hours.
Hyaluronic Acid Our super fine grade quickly absorbs into the deeper layers of skin and can hold 1,000 times its own weight in water to help skin instantly hydrate, smooth and plump from within.
Kaolin Clay A gentle clay to detox skin and draw out impurities.
Mica Natural light‑reflecting mineral tint.
Niacinamide Renowned for its anti-ageing properties, and derived from Vitamin B3 niacinamide boosts collagen, repairs the skin barrier to lock in moisture, improves micro circulation to ensure your skin gets the nutrients it needs, and brightens the skin tone for a youthful healthy glow.
Oat Powder Gently exfoliates and known for its calming and soothing properties.
Pea Peptide Peas are a complete source of essential amino acids and naturally rich in protein. Our pea peptide is a world first anti-oxidant peptide. It harnesses the power of amino acids (the building blocks of human cells) to help restore the skin cell’s strength, as well as providing essential anti-oxidant protection to the skin from everyday stresses.
Spilanthes Acmella is a flower extract from South Africa which works to increase the dynamic properties of fibroblasts in the skin, which in turn support the collagen and elastin structure of the skin. By increasing the cellular dynamism it can tighten the protein fibre network and thus minimise the visible signs of ageing, i.e. wrinkles and lines.
Spruce Knot contains high levels of Vitamin E and anti-oxidants and is extracted from the resin of the Norwegian spruce. Renowned for its protective qualities it creates a barrier on the skin and is beneficial to women with hormone imbalances due to its low level of oestrogen content.
Titanium Dioxide This filter physically reflects the sun’s rays to help protect skin from harmful UVA and UVB damage, whereas synthetic sun filters rely on a chemical reaction on the skin’s surface to neutralise harmful rays (which can cause skin irritation and prickly heat). Our sun filter is particularly innovative as it is a 'water suspended in oil' formulation. This allows a better spread of the protection across the skin.
Tri-peptide This chain of amino acids – Glycine, Proline and Hydroxyproline – mimics broken down collagen molecules, tricking your cells in producing more. At the same time it blocks the enzymes that destroy collagen. This dual process make it a truly anti-ageing ingredient.
Botanical are obtained from plants that are fatty, dense and non-volatile. The oils below are extracted from the root, stem, bark, leaves, flowers, seeds or fruits of a particular plant, tree or shrub, usually cold-pressed or extracted by heat. Most contain nutritious proteins, minerals and vitamins.
Abyssinian is exceptionally smoothing and we use it as a natural alternative to silicones to leave skin soft and silky. It is bursting with anti-ageing long chain essential fatty acids and vitamins which help to improve skin tone and texture.
AHA Fruit Acid Complex A gentle enzyme exfoliation to smooth the surface of the skin.
Amazonian Buriti Nut is rich in essential fatty acids and it helps to improve skin’s elasticity, firmness, hydration and ability to create collagen. It also causes a natural anti-inflammatory reaction that helps reduce redness and scarring.
Cucumber Oil Calms, soothes and brightens the eye area.
Ground Walnut Shell Powder A light physical polish to remove dead skin cells.
Kanuka was used originally by the Maori people of New Zealand for pain and inflammation relief. It has a pleasant aroma and possesses anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial properties which help combat skin infections and irritations including acne.
Kukui Seed is a natural silicone replacement that offers highly moisturising and softening properties. It is perfect for anti-ageing skin treatments as it acts as a natural source of essential fatty acids. It leaves a beautiful ‘slip’ finish on the skin as well as helping to protect skin against the visible signs of ageing.
Moringa comes from the seeds of the Moringa Oleifera tree, native to the Himalayas and is renowned for its anti-oxidant and skin-rejuvenating properties. It has been used in skin preparations and ointments since Egyptian times and with an impressive oleic (natural) acid content of 72%, Moringa oil delivers vital nutrients and helps skin and hair retain moisture.
Rice Bran helps to balance the skin’s natural barrier. It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, especially linoleic and oleic as well as natural anti-oxidants and Vitamin E.
Rosehip is a powerful anti-oxidant, rich in essential fatty acids and helps to encourage optimum cell growth and skin renewal as well as minimising the appearance of redness caused by scar tissue.
Shea, Cocoa and Mango Butters Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins to plump and nourish.
Starflower (borage) is rich in anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids and offers the skin high levels of vitamin E. As a result it helps to prevent the visible signs of ageing, treats skin with its deeply moisturising properties and yet is easily absorbed, therefore suitable for even the most delicate of skin types.
Vitamin C A powerful anti-oxidant protecting your skin from the free radicals that age your skin, it also brightens your skin, enhances radiance and keeps skin looking younger.
Witch Hazel Tightens skin, reduces inflammation and puffiness.
Essential oils from aromatic plants are fragrant and highly complex. They are derived from different parts of plants such as flowers, leaves, seeds, fruits, woods and roots. Principally most oils are extracted by steam distillation, those from citrus fruits by pressing and those from delicate flowers by solvent extraction. Essential oils have a variety of skin boosting benefits as well as the ability to regulate and balance the body and mind.
Benzoin is an ancient resin from tropical trees found in South East Asia and has a rich, sweet aroma. It is used for healing and calming skin conditions thanks to its relaxant and calming properties. It was favoured by ancient cultures for its embalming qualities to preserve and soften the skin.
Bergamot is named after the Italian town of Bergamo and has a sweet, fruity aroma that is naturally relaxing, uplifting and eases anxiety and insomnia. It is used to treat oily and troubled skin (such as acne, eczema and psoriasis) thanks to its antiseptic and balancing qualities.
English (Roman) Chamomile is a daisy-like plant derived from the Greek words ‘chamos’ (ground) and ‘melos’ (apple). It has a sweet, fruity and crisp aroma and is known for its soothing, calming, anti-inflammatory and stress-relieving properties.
Eucalyptus, native to Australia, it’s renowned for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, decongestant and stimulating properties. It is also used to treat insect bites and stings.
Frankincense is the king of oils and is native to Yemen and East Africa. It is known for its skin-rejuvenating and skin-strengthening properties and helps to promote healthy cell regeneration and improve the skin’s texture.
Juniper is distilled from berries grown throughout Europe and the Mediterranean known for their fresh, resinous and sweet fragrance. It is a powerful diuretic and these detoxifying and diuretic actions help cleanse the body of toxins and is one of the most valuable oils for treating cellulite.
May Chang With natural antiviral properties and an uplifting aroma.
Neroli is a rejuvenating and restorative essential oil from the blossom of the orange tree. It has a sophisticated woody and citrusy aroma and helps to correct and rebalance dry skin conditions and scarring.
Petitgrain is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree and is known for its ability to energise and uplift as well as to balance and relax.
Rose Absolute Blended for its exquisite fragrance and anti‑inflammatory, soothing and smoothing properties. It is also beneficial for treating broken capillaries and scarring.
Rose Otto is the purest of rose oils and known as the queen of oils. It is usually extracted by gentle steam distillation from Rosa Damascena, the Damask Rose. It is an anti-inflammatory and has cooling and soothing properties which help with stress-related conditions in more mature skin types. It is also excellent for treating broken capillaries and scarring.
Spikenard is an ancient healing essential oil thought to have been used by Mary Magdalene to anoint the feet of Jesus. It has restorative and balancing properties and a smooth, deep aroma.
Yarrow is a powerful healing herb with softening, anti-inflammatory properties and a forest green aroma thought to have been used by Achilles to treat his soldiers’ wounds during the Trojan War.