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Acai Oil

A cold-pressed oil from Acai berry seeds, this organic anti-oxidant is documented to have strong anti-inflammatory effects and antibacterial properties.

Acerola Cherry

Found in the West Indies, this exotic fruit is extremely high in Vitamin C. To avoid oxidative damage to the skin, this extract is encapsulated in a liposome for an optimum antioxidant effect.

Acer Saccharinum (Sugar Maple) Extract

An extract from the sap of the maple tree native to North America. This extract is rich in AHAs providing moisturising and anti-ageing properties.

Allantoin

Derived from the comfrey plant, this extract helps to increase the content of the extra cellular matrix and stimulate new cell proliferation for smooth and hydrated skin.

Aloe Vera

Has a strong anti-inflammatory nature and helps protect against oxidative damage making it highly beneficial for dry, cracked and parched skin. It is also helpful in removing dead skin cells, reducing the intensity of pigmentation and promoting the effective penetration of healthy substances into the skin.

Amazonian Clay

Rich in mineral and nutrient salts from seeds and other vegetable products found in the Amazon Rainforest. Due to its rich composition it helps eliminate toxins from the surface of the skin while gently exfoliating and softening the dermis. It fights against free radicals while balancing sebum production, clearing blocked pores and resolving break-outs. Although it has astringent properties it is different from the strongly drying character of the conventional clays, leaving the skin soft, humidified and glowing.

Alpha + Beta Hydroxy Acids

Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic Acid are renowned for their ability to slough away dead skin cells, promote increased collagen production and stimulate new cell growth which results in a marked improvement in the skins quality (tone and texture). They improve the skins elasticity by binding water and allowing for increased moisture absorption and the reduction of pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles – an essential treatment for over-exposed skin.

Andiroba

This emollient nut oil is an organic antioxidant documented to have strong anti-inflammatory effects and antibacterial properties.

Angelica

Also known as Chinese Dong Quai, dubbed as the ultimate herb for women due to its high level of phyto-oestrogens which if applied topically to the skin can help to nourish the tissues, strengthen elasticity and stimulate new cell renewal.

Apple Serum

This hydroxy-acid complex evens out pigmentation, combats skin eruptions, unclogs and refines pores and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Argan Oil

Prevents drying and physiological ageing of the skin by restoring its hydro-lipid film. Extremely rich in Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin E (3 x higher than any other oil) helping it neutralise free radicals to protect against environmental extremes such as cold wind, central heating, flying, pollution and excessive summer sun. It also helps to promote increased elasticity, hydration and repair.

Arginine

Stimulates muscle protein synthesis to make the skin look smoother and more toned.

Basil

A great tonic for stimulating body and mind. It is especially good for athletes and dancers and other people engaged in physical activity.

Baobab

Baobab oil and extract is taken from the fruit of the Baobab tree found predominantly in South African countries. The Baobab seed oil is used traditionally by African women to protect their skin against the harsh savannah environment. It effectively helps to moisturise skin, preventing and treating dry skin.

Bergamot

An aromatherapeutic antidepressant that helps to balance the emotions. It is also a great antiseptic that inhibits bacterial growth.

Bio-dynamic Algae

Bio-dynamic Algae contains a high content of mucopolysaccharides that help to retain skin softness and elasticity.

Blue Green Algae

This bacteria is high in proteins and fatty acids helping to combat the signs of premature ageing. Research has shown that blue-green algae has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, making it effective against skin concerns like acne, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.

Bio-dynamic Chlorella

Contains many anti-ageing substances: chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and amino acids which help the skin to repair damage caused by environmental free radicals, stress and a poor diet.

Bio-dynamic Spirulina

Spirulina, or blue-green algae, is a cyanobacteria high in proteins and fatty acids helping to combat the signs of premature ageing. Research has also shown that blue-green algae has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, making it particularly effective against skin concerns like acne, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.

Biovera Oil

A unique liposoluble plant extract from the organically grown Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) plant to help rehydrate skin after exposure to sun.

Bisabolol

A primary constituent of German Chamomile, this Essential Oil has powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant and anti-microbial properties.

Bladderwrack

This seaweed, rich in purifying mineral salts, is harvested at low tide from the coast of Brittany. It tones the skin and stimulates circulation and cell renewal. It is also a great source of iodine helping the body to excrete toxins.

Buriti 'Tree of Life' Oil

This oil is obtained by cold-pressing the pulp of the Buriti palm found in central Brazil and the Amazon basin. Containing the richest known source of Beta Carotene and high levels of essential fatty acids it helps protect against the damaging effects of the elements and its powerful anti-inflammatory action can be used against burns and inflammation of the skin.

Black Oat

This is not the commercially cultivated oat but a wild-growing original oat has a powerful effect on the hydration of the skin. The main components of the oat are the polysaccharides. The high quality B-glucane strengthens the skin's power of resistance by forming a light protective film on the skin, reducing water loss and roughness of the skin. Skin is left feeling soft and supple. Oat is also rich in amino acids helping skin to absorb moisture.

Bitter Orange Peel

This antioxidant is known to counteract free radicals. An excellent skin tonic, it gently sheds dead skin cells and brightens the complexion.

Bilberry

Contains the anti-ageing agents, resveratrol and quercetin, and antioxidants to protect the skin against damage from free radicals. It is enriched with vitamins B, C and E, which are known to help nourish the skin.

Calendula

With its excellent anti-inflammatory properties and powerful emollient action it will help to soothe and calm inflamed skin. Highly beneficial for cracked and chapped skin. Its high content of carotenes, phytosterols and polyphenols helps preserve the skin from over drying, sun induced wrinkles and sun damage.

Camellia Oil

High in Vitamin E and antioxidants making it ideal for inflammation and treating over-exposed skin.

Canola

High in Omega 3 and 6, it is only secondary to flax oil in its levels of Omega 3. Anti-inflammatory and nourishing.

Chamomile

Anti-inflammatory, soothing and calming.

Cedarwood

Antibacterial and skin regulating.

Chasteberry

This Mediterrean fruit extract helps to boost antioxidant activity.

Capryloyl Glycerine

Used to balance the pH of the skin and sebum production.

Cinnamon

Has soothing and antibacterial properties.

Copaiba Balsam

This organic tree resin is an antioxidant documented to have strong anti-inflammatory effects and antibacterial properties.

Cocoa (Theobroma) Extract

A potent antioxidant and skin balancer that helps to reduce cell degeneration. While its Theobromine content helps increase blood microcirculation and metabolic rate to stimulate aqua-drainage and detoxification.

Cocoa Butter

A high quality emollient and skin softening agent.

Coconut Oil

An outstanding carrier oil that has a long shelf life and a perfect 'slip' when included in the base of a massage oil.

Co-Enzyme Q10

This vitamin like substance is present in every cell of the body. It is vitally important for optimum energy production and protecting against free-radical damage. After the age of 20 our production declines while our requirements increase. Diminished levels of Q10 results in impaired collagen formation and decreased skin elasticity. Clinical trials have illustrated a dramatic improvement in the integrity of the skin from topical application, suggesting it helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Collagen

This is derived from marine life that has thrived in the pure, unpolluted waters of the Southern Ocean. As we grow older our body loses its ability to create collagen (typically at a rate of 1.5% less each year) starting at age 25. As natural collagen synthesis slows down, skincare products that contain pure collagen have a powerful anti-ageing, firming and toning effect which helps reduce the loss of moisture and elasticity.

Cucumber

Soothes, cools and calms inflamed skin.

Eucalyptus

Antibacterial, purifying and clarifying effect.

Evening Primrose Oil

Soothes inflamed, dry, and scaly skin. Contains 78% essential fatty acids which help nurture the cells membrane and support their fluidity.

Echium Oil

An oil with anti-inflammatory properties to soothe irritated skin.

Exotic Australian Flowers

Banksia, Kangaroo Paw and Red Spider Flower contain floral nectar, vitamins, minerals, amino- acids, antioxidants and phytosterols to nourish, moisturise and protect the skin against the harsh, urban environment.

Frangipani Absolute

Uplifting and invigorating. This is a sweet and fragrant aroma that is reminiscent of summer.

Frankincense

Has a powerful anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating effect.

Fig extract

Rich in antioxidants this 'secret of Mediterranean women' helps fight against the damaging effects of the sun and environmental extremes. Rich in sugars with softening and moisturising activities, it helps comfort stressed skin and its high levels of Vitamin A, B and C, limit moisture loss, firm skin tissue and intensively boost hydration levels.

Gamma Oryzanol

This extract derived from Rice Bran is rich in sterols and ferulic acid. It acts as a natural sun protection booster.

Geranium

Restores equilibrium by balancing sebum production and calming and soothing the skin. While its powerful circulatory and purifying action, helps bring radiance to the skin.

Glycerin

Sourced from rape-seed oil, glycerin has powerful humectant properties to 'lock' moisture inside cells and prevent excessive moisture loss through the skin.

Glycolic Acid (from sugarcane)

A natural exfoliant. The high acidity of glycolic acid results in its excellent exfoliant properties as it penetrates below the superficial layers of skin and breaks up the 'glue' that holds dead skin cells together.

Grapefruit

This powerful purifier has an astringent and diuretic effect and encourages the elimination of toxins.

Grapeseed Oil

Contains oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes that help to keep skin supple and even out skin tone.

Green Tea

A potent antioxidant that protects against free radical damage from UV light and environmental extremes. Rich in polyphenols, it supports healthy tissue inside and out by reducing inflammation and irritation and promoting optimum hydration and repair.

Guarana

Contains higher levels of caffeine then coffee beans. Rich in alkaloids (caffeine, theophylline, theobromine) it has a strong astringent, diuretic and thermogenic action which helps stimulate circulation, fight fatigue, detoxify the blood, shift fluid retention and eliminate cellulite.

Hematite

Known as the 'Iron Rose' or the 'anti-ageing jewel' it is found in effusive magma rock, in hydrothermal seams and even on planet mars. This mineral form of Iron Oxide has powerful regenerative properties with scientific evidence that shows how it encourages pro-collagen synthesis to restore the tone and strengthen the skin to help it regain its firmness from within.

Horsetail

This herbal plant extract helps to boost antioxidant activity.

Ho Leaf

Obtained from a variety of camphor, this is warming and stimulating helping to revive circulation. It is also a good muscle relaxant.

Hydrolised Keratin

A surface protective agent with film forming properties and a superb moisturising action. Especially good for nail cuticles.

Hexapeptide-11

Increases the cellular oxygen consumption, improving the collagen and blood vessel development for radiant skin.

Jasmine Absolute

Exotic and nourishing, this essential oil has an intoxicating and calming aroma while possessing powerful anti-ageing properties.

Jojoba Oil

Extremely nourishing oil with high emollient properties.

Jojoba Beads

Free-flowing, spherical jojoba beads are superior to nut shell, pumice and polyethylene exfoliants because they do not leave micro-lacerations on the skin resulting in a more gentle mechanical exfoliation for even the most sensitive skin.

Juniper Berry

Strong detoxifying, tonifying and astringent properties make it a perfect tonic for alleviating fluid retention, cellulite and tired and heavy limbs.

Kakadu Plum

The world's richest known natural fruit source of Vitamin C. Found in the northern regions of Australia, its Vitamin C content is 50 times higher than that of an orange. Excellent antioxidant and reparative properties.

Kaolin

Extremely rich in purifying minerals, Kaolin seeks to refine the skin, clear the pores, resolve 'break-outs' and balance sebum production.

Kelp

A wonderful anti-ageing product that contains nearly 30 minerals which seek to re-balance and purify the body to help shift cellulite and fluid retention. A great source of protein it also reactivates collagen synthesis to revitalise and regenerate mature, sallow and lack-lustre skin.

Keratin

Keratin is a strong and durable fibrous protein that provides a protective layer against the environment helping to prevent damage and drying of the skin from the elements.

Kola Nut

High in caffeine with a strong stimulating, diuretic and astringent effect. A great body tonic.

L-Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic acid is the scientific name for Vitamin C, a nutrient typically found in fresh fruits and vegetables. It can stimulate skin protein production when applied to the skin.

Lactic Acid

Acts as an exfoliant to remove the dead skin cell layers that cover and block pores, helping to reduce acne and congestion and improve skin smoothness.

Lady Thistle Oil

Originating from the Mediterranean region, this is an excellent product for subcutaneous cell membrane regeneration. The main active compound reduces inflammation, protects against oxidative damage and soothes sensitive and irritated skin.

Lavender

Harmonises sebum production, soothes sensitive skin and has an antibacterial effect.

Lecithin

This is found in nearly every living cell. High in B Vitamins and antioxidants, it has advanced moisturising, softening and film forming properties making it perfect for dry and dehydrated skin. It is renowned for its ability to intensively hydrate and soothe parched skin.

Lemon (Oil)

Provides an astringent and toning effect to help balance sebum production. It also has great cleansing and antiseptic properties.

Lemongrass

Very powerful antiseptic and bactericide. A good muscle relaxant to refresh tired and weary legs.

Lime

Has an uplifting and energising effect.

Lotus

Soothing, nourishing and anti-inflammatory action for parched skin.

Macadamia Oil

Contains the richest known source of Omega 7 which helps replenish the skins naturally occurring lipids so that optimum hydration levels in the skin can be maintained.

Magnolia

This antibacterial active has been used in Chinese herbal medicine for over 2000 years.

Malachite

This broad spectrum antioxidant helps neutralise free radicals to prevent damage. It also helps strengthen and fortify the skin barrier while protecting against pollution and environmental extremes.

Mandarin

Helps balance sebum production and has antiseptic and calming properties.

Manuka Honey

Powerful anti-inflammatory action makes it great for sunburn, wound healing, soothing sensitive skin and stimulating tissue regeneration to promote healthy and vital skin.

Magnesium, Copper and Zinc

As cells renew they deplete essential minerals which are necessary for optimum hydration. When replenished, they restore hydration in the hydrolipic membrane and hydrate deep into the dermis to help improve the elasticity of the skin cells while reducing the evaporation processes.

Mango Butter

Mango Butter is a nourishing emollient which can help soothe dry, chafed skin.

Marjoram

Valuable in massaging tired, tight and painful muscles, especially after heavy physical exertion. It helps shift lactic acid and warms stiff joints.

Marshmallow

Has a soothing and softening effect on dry, parched skin. Known to attract and hold water, Marshmallow stimulates the moisture balance within the skin's layers to promote hydration and flexibility and resilience of connective tissue.

Marine Collagen

This collagen peptide is sourced from Tilapia fish. It aids skin recovery by increasing skin tension and moisture protection.

May Chang

Helps warm the skin and invigorates circulation.

Neroli

Perfect for use in pre-natal massage oils as it helps soothe mother and child and alleviate stretch marks, as well as having a powerful calming effect.

Nutmeg

Warming and stimulating, nutmeg encourages circulation.

Olive Squalane

A botanical lipid that is very similar in molecular structure and weight to human lipids and is consequently extremely compatible with the skin as it is rapidly absorbed at a rate of 2mm per second. Natural squalane levels drop after the age of 25 at which point replenishment is required. It helps clear up difficult skin problems such as rashes and dermatitis, and helps accelerate new cell growth and keep skin moist and wrinkle free.

Oak Apple and Millet Extract

Rich in valuable mineral elements which are clinically proven to strengthen cell structure and visibly improve the skin's matrix.

Oat Flour

Has a gentle exfoliating and purifying effect.

Olive Oil

A rich supply of polyphenols, amino acid derivatives and powerful antioxidants, this oil helps to protect against environmental extremes and nourish and hydrate parched skin.

Orange Flower Water

Helps to shrink skin pores as well as cleanse skin. With its light fragrance, it is a popular aromatherapy agent for easing stress and uplifting the mood.

Panthenol

Vitamin B5 revitalises and reconditions the skin. It has strong humectant properties.

Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7

Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 is a peptide used to suppress the production of excess interleukins that trigger the body's acute inflammatory response. Palimitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 prevents damage to the skin's support system by maintaining skin elasticity and firmness.

Palmaria Palmata Extract

This extract, derived from algae, is an emollient and source of antioxidants to prevent against oxidative free radical damage. Helps to energize the brightening properties of skin for a more even and radiant skin tone.

Papaya

Breaks down layers of impacted dead skin by dissolving dead cells and stimulating new cell renewal. It helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and imparts a healthy glow.

Paraguay Tea

Helps to stimulate cell metabolism, revitalise skin firming memory and even out skin texture to promote a tighter, firmer and smoother complexion.

Peach Kernel Oil

Used in our professional massage oil blends, this oil is credited with soothing and calming properties.

Pearl Extract

Used by traditional Chinese medicine to nourish the skin and slow down ageing by improving the metabolism, supporting hydration and protecting against environmental-damage. Rich in protein complexes, amino acids and polysaccharides it will synergistically enhance the skins moisture levels, promote new cell renewal and maintain skin tone. It also contains high levels of natural antioxidants which counter the effects of ageing.

Peppermint

Helps stimulate the immune system. Uplifting, cooling and invigorating. Reduces swelling and stimulates circulation which helps keep cellulite at bay.

Pomegranate

Clinical studies show this powerful antioxidant promotes regeneration of the cells and helps stimulate circulation to increase water drainage. Combined with its excellent moisturising properties it is great for mature and ageing, dry, cracked or sunburnt skin.

Pumpkin Cells

Clinical studies reveal powerful antioxidant properties which combined with intensive moisturising activity boost their potential for repairing and calming inflamed skin.

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Extract

Contains polysaccharides that draw in moisture to rehydrate and smooth the skin.

Raspberry Stem Cells

Raspberries are loaded with the powerful anti-inflammatory resveratrol to protect skin against inflammation. The antioxidant function of these stem cells extends skin cell longevity by repairing DNA damage and preventing internal and external oxidation.

Rice Bran Oil

High in antioxidants, it has a conditioning and protecting action. Naturally rich in Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin E it soothes irritated skin.

Rice Rice Protein

A highly active pure plant peptide which helps protect against collagen degradation, increasing firmness and elasticity of the skin.

Rosa Mosqueta

Contains 75% essential fatty acids and high doses of Vitamin A and E making it ideal for the treatment of sun damage, sunburn, stretch marks and scars. Helps replenish and rebuild skin tissue and with high absorbency levels is a superb tissue hydrator which helps restore moisture frequently lost by climate and environmental conditions.

Rose Centifolia & Rose Damask

The Queen of all oils, they both soothe, calm, hydrate and nourish dry, mature, and sensitive skin to promote a healthy and glowing complexion.

Rose Damask Water

Distilled from Persian rose damask petals collected at sunrise when the oil content of the most precious and revered of all petals is at its peak. It has a wonderful toning, hydrating and soothing effect making it a perfect tonic for sensitive skin.

Rose Hip Oil

Rosehip Seed Oil is high in both Linoleic and Linolenic Fatty Acids to help protect the natural barrier of the skin. This oil has a high content of natural Vitamin A helping to reduce skin infections and reduce pore size.

Rosemary

Stimulating, astringent and antibacterial.

Royal Jelly

A product created by the worker bees for nourishment of the Queen bee. The benefits of this ultra nourishing super-food containing high levels of Vitamin A, B, C, D, E and 18 amino acids include new collagen and elastin synthesis and repair.

Sacha Inchi Oil

This outstanding oil (both fairtrade and ecocert approved) is sourced from the Peruvian Amazon. It is considered to be the richest vegetable source of omega 3 and 6 and contains a staggering 84.41% of Essential Fatty Acids (olive and soya only contain 8%) making it the perfect remedy for dry, inflamed and sensitive skin. It is also rich in important antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Cartenoids so it helps protect against oxidative damage, making it the perfect anti-ageing product.

Salicylic Acid

Exoliating and antibacterial. It penetrates the follicle and encourages the shedding of dead skin cells, bacteria and dirt. By keeping the pores free from cellular debris it helps to reduce acne breakouts and congestion.

Sandalwood

Helps rehydrate and nourish dry and dehydrated skin types.

Sesame Oil

Sesame seed oil is a potent antioxidant. This oil will neutralize oxygen radicals and penetrate into the skin quickly. It is a natural antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredient.

Sea Salt

Containing high levels of minerals, it helps detoxify and purify the body by drawing out impurities through the skin.

Shea Butter

With strong emollient properties, it is renowned for its ability to intensively hydrate and soothe parched skin.

Soya

Soy is a rich source of protein, lipids, carbohydrates and vitamins, which provide moisture and antioxidant benefits to the skin as well as helping to even out skin tone.

Spearmint

Similar properties to peppermint. Uplifting and stimulating and will help clear congested sinus.

Strawberry Cells

Help to tone, purify and brighten the skin to impart a healthy, bright and alluring glow.

Sulfur

Has been used for decades to treat acne problems. It helps to kill bacteria on the skin, and has a peeling and drying effect, helping to reduce oiliness and prevent pores from blocking.

Sugar Beet-(Self tan)

A natural DHA derived from sugar beet gently and naturally causes the keratinous skin cells on the surface to react and form melanoidins, a colourful pigment similar to melanin the compound produced upon sun exposure.

Sweet Almond Oil

An emollient with nourishing properties. A perfect carrier oil.

Sweet Orange

A wonderful oil for use in winter. Mentally uplifting and reviving.

Tangerine

Elevating and uplifting essential oil to help energise the body and mind.

Tea Tree Oil

Excellent antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

Thermus Thermphilius Ferment

This micro-organism is found off the deep sea Gulf of California and assists in healthy cell oxygenation. It is comprised of a cocktail of proteins including enzymes that are particularly effective antioxidants as well as protecting against age spots, wrinkles and blemishes.

Tuberose

Soothes and calms sensitive skin.

Vitamin A, C and E

These vitamins act as antioxidants to protect against free radical damage and fight against wrinkles and sagging skin. As a powerhouse of anti-ageing products, they collectively reduce the signs of ageing by stimulating collagen production while protecting against the effects of central heating, wind, cold, flying and pollution. Clinical studies have shown that regular application of skincare containing antioxidants is essential in buffering external oxidative stressors which are largely responsible for prematurely ageing the skin appearance.

Water Lilly

Re-mineralises the skin and has a refreshing, soothing and cooling effect.

Watermelon Seed Oil

Also known as Kalahari Oil, this has a light texture and intensive moisturising capabilities. It is an ideal product for nourishing summer skin as it will not block the pores and encourages the natural elimination of toxins through the skin. Its rich composition in essential fatty acids helps the skin maintain elasticity making it ideal for both oily skin as well as dry and mature skin types.

Wheat Protein

This remarkable firming, lifting and nourishing protein, helps support the skins matrix making it a superb anti-ageing product.

Ximenia Oil

Ximenia seed oil has been shown to be an effective treatment for dry skin prone to ageing since it increases moisture levels and improves the function of sebaceous tissues. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and the presence of active ximenynic acid has been shown to improve blood flow in the skin.

Xylitol Glucoside

A sugar derived from wood, pre-empts moisture loss at its source by helping bind moisture deep within the skins surface layers. Helps skin feel soft, smooth and balanced.

Yerba Santa

Yerba Santa enhances the moisturising, lubrication, and penetration properties of the skin, increasing effectiveness and delivery of other ingredients within the product.

Ylang Ylang

Exotic and uplifting. This essential oil will help elevate body and mind. A good energiser.

Zinc

Helps to reduce the evaporation process and moisture loss whilst also boosting the complexion by stimulating cellular metabolism.