Ingredients Glossary

Our Hero Ingredients

Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vitamin C)- a stable form of vitamin c derived from starch, this powerful antioxidant stimulates collagen production, repairs and protects against free radical damage, evens out skin tone, brightens and reduces pigmentation and sun damage.

Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*- a natural oil extracted from marigold flowers that has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, skin-soothing, rejuvenating, anti-aging and redness-reducing properties.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water*- a cold-pressed liquid collected from ripe coconut. It is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, an antioxidant and a detoxifier. It assists in decreasing excess oils in the skin, breakouts/acne and the rate of skin aging. Contains proteins (cytokines) that encourages cell growth and cell activation as well as vitamin C, which protects against and repairs sun damage. Also contains B-complex vitamins and assists in collagen formation and hydration. 

Colloidal Sulphur- a natural sulphur that has been dissolved in water to form the colloidal solution. It is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and draws out impurities while drying out existing blemishes. Also assists in reducing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. 

Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract- a herbal extract from the flowers and stems of the Euphrasia Officinalis plant when in bloom. An antioxidant and brightening ingredient that assists with depuffing and under-eye darkness as well as being soothing and anti-inflammatory. 

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract*- a colourless botanical extract obtained from the steam distillation of twigs, bark and leaves of the witch hazel plant. Distilled without the use of alcohol, this anti-inflammatory antioxidant controls oil production, reduces blemishes, tones pores, soothes irritation and protects against free radical damage. 

Hempseed Oil*- the oil extracted from the hemp seed of the hemp plant. This holy grail oil balances the skin’s natural oil production and locks in hydration without clogging pores. It is high in omega fatty acids and contains 10 essential amino acids which give this miracle ingredient anti-inflammatory and redness reduction properties while also reducing the appearance of scarring and breakouts. It plumps the skin, increases collagen production, nourishes and treats and prevents fine lines and free radical damage.   

Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate)- a naturally occurring sugar molecule that is extracted through microbial fermentation of plants. An antioxidant that protects against free radical damage and promotes cell regeneration. A super hydrator that holds up to 1000x its own weight in water while locking in moisture to the skin. Improves skin elasticity, minimises the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation and evens tone and texture. 

Lactic Acid (Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate)- a naturally occurring organic acid that naturally forms when vegetables are fermented. A gentle alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and the only AHA safe to use during pregnancy it exfoliates the skin, improving skin tone and texture while assisting in unclogging pores and treating breakouts, wrinkles and other signs of ageing. 

Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract*- derived from the leaves of the olive tree, it protects against free radicals, calms irritation, reduces redness and irritation, enhances circulation and collagen production leading to a firmer, plumper, clearer complexion.

Sea Buckthorn Oil*- extracted from the berries, leaves and seeds of the Sea Buckthorn plant, it has healing and rejuvenating properties. It heals skin damage and dryness while enhancing skin elasticity and regeneration. Studies have shown Sea Buckthorn Oil can aid in treating rosacea and eczema.

Tocopherol* (Vitamin E) - naturally extracted from plant oils, this powerful antioxidant assists in preventing free radical damage, reduces wrinkles and has anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties.


Complimentary Ingredients

Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract - extracted from the sugar maple tree, this natural AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) assists in dead skin cell removal revealing a brighter, more even skin texture. 

Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos) Extract*- extracted from the rooibos plant containing vitamin D and zinc which helps to protect the skin from free radical damage and prevents the signs of ageing.

Bentonite Clay- clay formed when volcanic ash ages this oil-absorbing ingredient has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is excellent at drawing out skin impurities- a must for congested skin. 

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*- this emollient oil is extracted from the fruit of the shea tree and binds moisture into the skin while softening and protecting it from free radicals.

Canaga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil*- made from the flowers of the herb Cananga odorata genuina (Ylang Ylang) it assists in balancing and regulating oil production while soothing inflammation and irritation. 

Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract*- derived from the seed of the Papaya fruit this non-abrasive enzyme exfoliant helps to remove impurities and dead skin cells as well as fades acne spots, scars, and sun damage.

Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil*- distilled from the wood of the Cedar tree this antimicrobial oil soothes irritation, inflammation and redness while reducing breakouts. 

Celery Extract- a powerful antioxidant concentrate prepared from celery that refreshes, hydrates and tightens skin promoting a more youthful complexion.

Cetearyl Olivate- derived from olive oil it moisturises, strengthens and soothes the skin. 

Cetyl Alcohol- derived from coconut oil, this hydrating emollient softens, hydrates and smoothes the skin while also preventing transepidermal water loss. 

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*- extracted from the matricaria flowers this powerful anti-inflammatory heals and protects this skin.  

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Fruit Extract- derived from the peel of the orange, this extract has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin lightening, and anti-microbial properties. 

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Oil*- oil expressed from the fresh peel of the orange fruit providing clarity, radiance and brightening effects. 

Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract- derived from the fruit of the lemon tree, this antioxidant increases collagen production, fades dark spots, hydrates as well as assisting in the treatment of blackheads and acne.

Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*- derived from the peel of the grapefruit this oil assists in balancing the skin's natural oil production and aids in the removal of bacteria and dead skin cells. 

Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin) Oil*- extracted by cold expression from the peel of the mandarin fruit this oil assists in the treatment of blemishes and scarring. 

Coco Glucoside- derived from coconut oil, this natural alternative to harsh surfactants and foaming agents mildly cleanses the skin without being drying or irritating. 

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*- extracted from coconut, this oil has antibacterial properties that help to detoxify the skin while hydrating and soothing redness. 

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Shell Powder- made from finely ground shells of coconut, this natural exfoliant absorbs water to give it the ability to work into the skin without dissolving or creating microtears. 

Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract- extracted from the cucumber plant this antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient hydrates and repairs dry and damaged skin. 

Davidsonia pruiens (Davidson Plum) Fruit Extract*- extracted from the Davidson Plum fruit it is an antioxidant that assists in decreasing pigmentation, redness and dark circles as well as increasing collagen production and skin cell regeneration.  

Decyl Glucoside- derived from coconut and corn starch this natural surfactant is gentle, non irritating and assists formulations' lathering abilities. 

Gardenia Jasminoides (Gardinea) Extract*- extracted from the pulp of the gardenia fruit, this antioxidant brightens and protects the skin.  

Glycerine*- derived from plant oils this emollient increases skin hydration, relieves dryness, and refreshes the skin.

Glyceryl Oleate- derived from olive oil this ingredient helps to bind moisture to the skin. 

Glyceryl Stearate- derived from olive oil this emollient softens and smooths the skin’s appearance as well as decreases transepidermal water loss. 

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice) Extract- extracted from the Glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice) plant this antioxidant brightens the skin, reduces hyperpigmentation, evens skin tone and protects against free radical damage while also being anti-inflammatory and relieving redness and irritation. 

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil- expressed from the seeds of the sunflower, this oil contains beneficial fatty acids which assist in replenishing, strengthening, and soothing the skin.

Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters- expressed from the seed of the jojoba plant these esters hydrate and soften the skin. 

Iron Oxides (CI 77491)- sourced from iron ore of sedimentary origin this natural colouring agent is non irritating and safe for all skin types. 

Isoamyl Laurate- derived from beets, this ingredient is an emollient and skin conditioning agent. 

Kaolin Clay- formed by the decomposition of minerals this clay detoxifies and clears the pores, absorbs excess oil without overdrying, smoothes the skin and reduces breakouts while preventing new blemishes from forming.  

Limonene^- extracted from the peels of oranges and other citrus fruits that have strong antioxidant benefits that calms the skin. 

Linalool^- extracted from lavender, this antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory ingredient supports and calms the skin and assists in reducing breakouts. 

Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract- extract of the flowers of the honeysuckle, Lonicera caprifolium this skin soothing agent treats skin conditions like eczema and rosacea, as well as acne and general skin irritation.

Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract- extract is obtained from the edible flowers of lonicera japonica flowers this anti-inflammatory and skin soothing ingredient moisturises and strengthens the skin. 

Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil*- oil collected from the nuts of the macadamia that is high in oleic, linoleic and palmitoleic acid which enables it to reduce scarring, hydrates and rejuvenates the skin. 

Maltodextrin- made from corn, rice and potato starch, Maltodextrin functions as a moisturiser that enhances the anti-aging benefits of alpha hydroxy acids(AHAs) while also supporting the Natural Moisturizing Factors found within the first few layers of the skin.

Microcitrus Australasica (Finger Lime) Fruit Extract- extract from the Microcitrus Australasica fruit that is rich in AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) that exfoliates for smoother, brighter and more even skin tone.

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch*- starch obtained from rice that conditions and softens the skin. 

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*- obtained by pressing dehydrated slices of the avocado this antioxidant oil prevents transepidermal water loss, hydrates, replenishes, calms and smoothes the skin.

Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract*- derived from the pomegranate fruit this extract contains high levels of Vitamin C and antioxidants, which helps to prevent cell damage, heals wounds and repairs free radical damage.

Ribose- derived from plants, Ribose helps to stop the breakdown of skin tissues which reduces and prevents fine lines and skin thinning. 

Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract- Extracted from Sugarcane Grass this ingredient hydrates the skin as well as minimises blemishes. 

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*- derived from the seeds of the Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) plant this versatile oil hydrates, soothes and nourishes the skin while also being antibacterial and oil controlling.

Sorbitan Olivate- made from the fatty acids in olive oil this ingredient hydrates and softens the skin. 

Squalane- derived from olives, this ingredient reduces the appearance of fine lines, improves texture, fades dark spots, soothes the skin, moisturises and prevents irritation. 

Stearic Acid- fatty acid derived from coconut oil that softens and smoothes the skin. 

Tasmannia Lancelolata Fruit Extract*-  fruit and leaf extract of Tasmanian pepper shrub, this anti-inflammatory ingredient soothes inflammation and reduces redness. 

Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract*- extracted from the kakadu plum plant, this anti-aging ingredient stimulates collagen production and brightens the skin.

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*- fat obtained from the seeds of Theobroma cacoa that is antibacterial and has anti-inflammatory properties while also moisturising the skin. 

Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract- extract derived from the fruit of the Bilberry plant, it is an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. Contains arbutin which has the ability to lighten and brighten the skin which assists in treating and preventing hyperpigmentation and age spots. 

Vigna Aconitifolia Seed (Mothbean) Extract- derived from the seed of the mothbean plant this ingredient stimulates cell renewal and collagen production acting as nature’s answer to retinol without the negative side effects. It is clinically proven to have an anti-wrinkle effect. 

Water (Aqua)- pure H2O that moistures the skin’s upper layers and supports the skin’s natural moisturising factor while also protecting from transepidermal moisture loss. Improves skin elasticity, resilience and suppleness.

Xanthan Gum- derived from corn sugar, this ingredient assists in keeping oils from separating and thickens the consistency of products while also having moisturising properties. 

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^Constituents of Essential Oils