Ingredients glossary

Aloe Vera is a cactus plant that secrets a thick, clear gel. This gel is full of nutrients and can work to slow the aging of skin as it increases collagen production as well as improving skin elasticity. Meanwhile the antimicrobial properties help prevent acne and reduce redness and inflammation.

Annatto seeds are the seeds of the achiote tree, native to Central and South America. They contain a more potent form of Vitamin E:  Tocotrienols. These are powerful antioxidants that can be quickly absorbed into the skin. Tocotrienol anti-oxidant potency is 50x greater than tocopherol. It penetrates into the skins deepest layers, reduces damage caused by harmful UV light and can have a truly positive impact on reducing the signs of aging, combatting effectively against wrinkles, dryness, hyperpigmentation and loss of elasticity.

Argan oil contains antioxidants, vitamin E as well as essentially fatty acids that can be absorbed quickly and help to seal in moisture as well as protecting the skin from free radicals. It can also offer essential hydration, helping to soften dry skin.

Avocado oil is packed full of Vitamin A as well as monosaturated fatty acids. These can work together to even out skin tone and encourage a smooth, silky skin tone.  

Also known as ‘Love in a Puff’ the, Baloon vine is one among the 'Ten Sacred Flowers of Kerela', collectively known as Dasapushpam. In the west, it’s increasingly gaining recognition as a strong anti-inflammatory with some studies suggesting it to be as effective a steroids, in the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema.

Bearberry Extract contains essential skin lightning properties that can dramatically reduce the signs of ageing. Containing the active agent, arbutin, which naturally lightens skin by inactivating tyrosinase, one of the enzymes responsible for producing melanin. It brightens skin and so can help to reduce the signs of aging.

Beetroot is rich in nutrients and phyto-compounds, the phyto‐compounds in the root can enhance cell renewal and can therefore help our skin feel soft and smooth. Beet roots are also rich in anthocyanins and betalins which in addition to giving the beet it’s vivid colour, also act as potent antioxidants and can encourage healthy and glowing skin.

A very unique chemical constituency makes Black Cumin Seed oil among the top ranked evidence based herbal medicines. It’s currently being researched to solve the superbug problem! The major bioactive component is Thymoquinone, which has been proven for its anti-bacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.

Black current seed oil contains health fatty acids, like alpha linolenic acid (ALA), gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and dihomo-gamma linolenic acid (DGLA). GLA helps to trap moisture and prevents water from disappearing from the surface of the skin, as a natural anti-inflammatory its beneficial in inflammatory skin conditions like Acne Eczema and Psoriasis. It also contains antioxidants like vitamin C, beta-carotene, cryptoxanthin, zea-xanthin. 

Carrots are high in antioxidants and can prove powerful in fighting the signs of aging as well as protecting skin from environmental stresses. Impressively, carrot seed oil can also rejuvenate your skin, this is due to the “caratol” which contains moisturising vitamin E and C which work in synergy to reinvigorate skin.

Another Ancient herb, contains many Terpenoids and Flavonoids contributing to its medicinal properties. The chamomile flavonoids have the ability to penetrate into the deeper skin layers, this action contributes to its anti-inflammatory activity. Studies have shown Chamomile to be as effective as hydrocortisone in the treatment of Eczema.

Active, Pure and Technical Cells produced form bio-technology without any genetic engineering.  These 100% whole pure plant cells, regulates sebum production and decreases the shine by a deep action on a key enzyme in the epidermis cells. A Radiant tone results from improved cell respiration which induces the elimination of toxins. Despite reduction in sebum, hydration is maintained with these innovative cells as Pure Light Chinese Peony keeps water in the epidermis, stimulates NMF (Natural Moisturising Factor) levels and the quality of the hydro-lipid film in the corneous layer.

Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and antifungal, and can also help to lock in moisture – proving an immensely helpful substance for those suffering from dry skin. It not only helps to soften skin but also offers deep cleaning properties that prevent acne or breakouts.

One of our hero ingrediets! Date palm extract is a powerful anti-aging mineral that contains 7 compounds. These work in harmony and can work to delay the signs of aging. They include Phytoserols that help strengthen the skin’s natural defences, Ursolic Acid that helps to rejuvenate tired skin as well as the antioxidants Tocotrienols and Isoflavones that have natural age defying properties.

More commonly known as liquorice, glycyrrhiza extract is a leafy green plant which yields small purple to pale blue flowers. Containing a powerful compound called glabridin which helps encourage the skin to create its own strengthening connective tissues, studies have shown that glabridin can help reduce the signs of wrinkles. Not only that, but this plant can also increase general tone and hydration of the skin. 

Gotu Kola is an Ayurvedic herb (Brahmi) that was used in India where it has a reputation for promoting long life and rejuvenating the body and mind. The active compounds include pentacyclic triterpenes, mainly asiaticoside, madecassoside, asiatic and madecassic acids. Gotu Kola increases the production of collagen and so can help tighten and firm skin, helping to preserve and restore natural elasticity. It’s effective in improving treatment of small, hypertrophic wounds. This means Gotu Kola provides fantastic anti-aging results and has also seen similar success in fighting acne and scarring.

Grapeseed oil is an easily absorbed, gentle oil that is light on the skin. The oil is extremely rich in beta-carotene as well as Vitamins D, C and E which have a proven track record in reducing wrinkles and lines caused by aging. They can also help decrease the signs of scarring. Grapeseed is packed with linoleic making it ideal for oily skin as its lightweight texture helps balance both dry and oily patches.

Studies on both animals and humans have demonstrated that green tea formulations can help reduce signs of sun damage by reducing free radicals as well as reducing inflammation. Not only that, but green tea can also flush out toxins, heal blemishes as well as helping to soothe the complexion.

The fats in hemp oil are similar to those found in your skin, which means they can provide protection or skin as well as improving elasticity as well as offering rejuvenating properties.

This sacred plant is indigenous to India, and is a leafy herb belonging to the mint family. According to ancient custom this impressive plant, also known as ‘Tulsi’ was worshipped in India, due to its beneficial properties. Holy basil kills bacteria and infections and so can be used as an impressive remedy to fight acne and can also be used to treat a number of skin disorders.

Kefir grains originate from the Caucasus Mountains of Eastern Europe, an anti-ageing Elixir, rich in beneficial probiotic bacteria, it’s proven to increase skin ceramide levels and has been shown to improve inflammatory skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea and Ezcema.

Native to the Mediterranean mountains, lavender oil is one of the most widely used essential oils, not just for its calming fragrance, Lavender oil is also known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Morus alba originates from the white Mulberry tree and has been used for centuries in Chinese Medicine. It has been found to lighten age spots as well as combatting effectively against uneven skin tone. This impressive plant also possesses antioxidant and cleansing properties for a truly deep clean.  

Neem oil is particularly helpful in fighting acne as it can help soothe irritation and inflammation thanks to its aspirin like compound. It is also thought that the high fatty-acid content can prevent scars, whilst its high levels of antioxidants and nutrients can help protect the skin from environmental damage.

Neroli essential oil comes from the flower of bitter orange tree. Used in ancient times to combat fever and nervousness. The oil is valued for it calming and relaxing scent. Neroli has rejuvenating and regenerating benefits for every skin type, its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties make it ideal for oily and blemished skin.

Astringent and Antiseptic. Rich in Tannins, Oak Root Extract draws out irritation. It is a natural fix for breakouts and blemishes.

Olive oil contains the antioxidants of Vitamin E, polyphenols and phytoserols. These antioxidants can help prevent premature aging and promote elasticity in the skin. As well as these beneficial properties given its light texture, olive oil is also able to sink deeply into the skin without clogging up pores.

The Common reed is native to Eurasia and Africa, the extract helps to reduce inflammation. It support the skin’s natural barrier repair processes to promote a healthier look.

The pomegranate is high in vitamins and antioxidants and contains anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties that can help fight sun damage as well as combatting notable signs of aging. It promotes smooth, firm skin by encouraging the growth of collagen and elastin. It also helps enrich dry skin.

Also known as Hoelen and Fu ling. A premium active ingredient, from a rare Chinese mushroom. Shown to supports skin’s natural micro flora, it’s also rich in polysaccharides and triterpenes, which have antioxidant, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.

Originating from the seeds of Rosa aff (a variety of Rose), rosehip oil is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes and is packed full of vitamins , antioxidants and essential fatty acids that can reduce dark spots, scarring and fine lines as well as helping to hydrate dry and itchy skin.

The topical application of rosemary oil has been found to reduce the inflammation caused by acne. Rosemary is known to stimulate circulation, which will increase blood flow and bring nutrients to the surface to give you glowing skin. Additionally, it fights against sun damage and free radical damage and tightens your skin to combat signs of aging. As a bonus, the uplifting scent has been shown to boost mood and improve memory.

Shea butter contains a huge amount of vitamin A, which can help to prevent a number of skin conditions as well as offering some incredibly deep moisturising properties.

The soap bark tree is native to South America. The high content of tripernen, saponins and tannins are useful for acne prevention, due to their anti-inflammatory properties.

Squalane is an oil produced naturally in the body, however the production of the declines rapidly with age causing dryness and lack lustre skin. Plant Squalane is special as it does not have an oily texture, it’s naturally anti-bacterial and helps regulate excess oil production, helping with acne. Squalene also helps protect your skin from the free radicals.

Containing essential fatty acids sunflower seed oil can help lock in moisture in the skin and is particularly helpful in combatting dry skin. It is also rich in Vitamin E which can act as an antioxidant in the body, helping to protect skin from sun damage.

Unsaponifiables, are a fraction of the sunflower which is well absorbed into the skin, its rich in phytosterol, vitamin e, and squalene which are important elements in skin regeneration, making this a fantastic skin conditioning agent.

Almond oil is mild and hypoallergenic that can be used safely on all skin types. Light in texture it can easily penetrate deep into the skin, softening dirt and debris which will help to reduce the signs of blackheads and acne, it also contains Vitamin A which can further reduce signs of acne.

Taramind is the fruit of Tamarindus indica, a species which originates from India. They are shiny and black and boast a number of health benefits. Taramind seeds can help improve the elasticity of the skin as well as helping to keep skin smooth and hydrated. It is the perfect antidote to the effect of ageing. 

A form of Vitamin E, derived from vegetable oils, its antioxidant ability helps fight signs of premature aging and is useful as a preservative.

The powerful -anti-inflammatory and anti-septic qualities of curcumin (the active ingredient of Turmeric) have made it a precious medicinal herb used traditionally throughout the east and in particular the Ayurvedic and Chinese systems of medicine. Curcumin has the Capacity to suppress Propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria primarily responsible for inflammatory acne. Curcumin has shown to improve collagen deposition and increase fibroblast density of skin.

The most abundant components of turmeric root oil are aromatic Turmerone, α-Tumerone, β-tumerone and Curlone. Studies have shown these components to have a strong anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing effects. Tumerone has been shown to enhance communication between cells.