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Core Ingredients

The only true human biocompatible collagen, jellyfish consist of almost 40% collagen. It improves the tone of the dermal layer of the skin and increases the elasticity and tonicity of the upper layers.

Ceramides are lipids which are found in high concentrations in the top layer of the skin, holding skin cells together, retaining moisture and protecting the skin from drying out. Over time ceramide production slows down making our skin dry and dehydrated. The addition of Ceramides helps to protect the skins barrier and improve moisture levels

Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the human body as a lubricant and is a major component of skin tissue. Hyaluronic acid is the perfect ingredient to hydrate the skin as it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. We use both high and low molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, to hydrate the upper and lower layers of the skin.

This natural gentle ingredient gently removes dead skin cells and clears out pores to remove black heads.  It is also anti-inflammatory and can help to improve the thickness of the skin and the skins barrier function, as well as minimising pore size and reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

This light and porous volcanic rock was formed when lava, gas and water combined and cooled - Lava Rock contains many minerals and helps oxygenate and regenerate the skin when used in our face polish.

Stem cells are the creator cells for all other cells. They have the ability to renew, change and multiply indefinitely. Plant stem cells taken from the stem of the Leontopodium Alpinum provide a powerful antioxidant much more powerful than standard antioxidants. Reduction of micro-wrinkles, skin is more compact and smoother with improved elasticity

A climbing plant with balloon like pods containing the plant’s fruit. Balloon vine extract is very well tolerated even by the most sensitive skin, relieving irritation, soothing red and itchy skin and helps to moisturise the skin also. Containing high properties of phytosterols and triterpenes which are anti-Inflammatory.

Amino acids are found naturally in the human body and are the essential building blocks for cells, muscle and tissues. These amino acids are vital to cell structure and the delivery of nutrients. The influence of amino acids on the skin improves wound healing, stabilises the cell membrane and increases the cells resistance to external stress factors. Amino acids are found in many of our ingredients, especially in our natural oils.

This small flowering shrub native to Africa, lives in harsh arid environments and can survive prolonged periods of drought. From the human eye this plant may seem to be dead, however, after a few drops of rain the plant instantly and miraculously flourishes. Due to this plants power of regeneration we have formulated our product to contain extracts which increase hydration, strengthen the skins barrier and aids skin regeneration

This golden oil has been used for centuries in Europe. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the Camelina sativa plant.  This oil is high in fatty acids, Omega-3 and Vitamin E.  This oil is beneficial to our skin as it is a good antioxidant, moisturiser and anti-inflammatory.

Charcoal is made when wood is exposed to very high heat and denied air, so the wood burns but does not flame, leaving behind pure carbon. The carbon is the activated using a liquid such as lemon juice, this process makes the carbon expand and creates a sponge like structure, this unique structure is what gives activated charcoal the properties needed for our products. The sponge like fibres help to draw out and absorb dirt, toxins and excess oils at a higher rate than any other ingredient, resulting in cleaner and clearer pores and helping to reduce pore size. It also acts as a micro exfoliant, removing dead skin for glowing skin.

Apricot oil is light and easily absorbed and is similar to our skins own natural oils. Apricot oil penetrates deep to nourish the skin, improve skin tone, moisturise and maintain softness of the skin. Containing vitamin A, C & E as well as high omega fatty acid content. It nourishes the skin and helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, is a great antioxidant, protecting the skin from damage caused by pollution.

Commonly known as black currant, the oil is cold pressed from the seeds and is high in amino acids. Black currant seed oil is prized for its many health benefits, it is anti-ageing, repairs tissue damage and reduces wrinkle formation.

A new biologically active, functional ingredient with high regeneration properties. A strong stimulator of cell repair and regenerator of aged tissues confirmed by several clinical tests. Sodium DNA fragments pass through the cell membrane so that the action is internal to the skin cells and not simply superficial. Tests prove that Sodium DNA has a strong cell regenerating activity and stimulates new cell proliferation. Photo- toxicity showed that Sodium DNA carries out a protective action on the damages induced by UVA rays. Results include, strengthening the structure of the epidermis, recompacts the skin giving back its brightness and elasticity, encourages cell turnover, removes the free radicals effect, prevent and repair wrinkle formation and damages provoked by ageing. The results showing an improvement in skin vitality and regeneration and a statistically significant reduction of maximum wrinkled-ness value, Sodium DNA help the skin to appear smoother and more youthful.

Also know as provitamin B5 and widely extracted from honey, Panthenol is a super skin hydrator. It functions in several different ways, both as a humectant, attracting water to and holding it in the skin, as well as an emollient, smoothing and softening the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and is involved in activating the proliferation of cells (new sell growth) that are important for wound healing and restoring the function of the skin barrier.

Rich in amino acids and polypeptides. The tiny particles of this partially hydrolysed collagen can more easily penetrate the skin to deliver nutrition to the epidermis, help strengthen cutaneous elasticity, firm, moisturise and restore suppleness to dry flaking skin.

The only true human biocompatible collagen, jellyfish consist of almost 40% collagen. It improves the tone of the dermal layer of the skin and increases the elasticity and tonicity of the upper layers.

Shea butter is a plant butter is obtained from the nuts of the Shea tree.  This thick rich butter contains high concentrations of vitamin A as well as vitamin E and D. As well as being a great natural moisturiser and skin protector, Shea butter has been shown to repair wrinkles, fine lines and scars, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and can stimulate collagen production.

The root of the acanthopanax senticosus plant has been used for centuries in China for its many medicinal benefits. This root extract conditions and sooths the skin, with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-stress properties. This extract may also help to rejuvenate the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, firm and tone the skin.

Squalane is found naturally in our own bodies and in the skins sebum. It protects our skin and acts as a barrier from external aggression. As we age our Squalane levels drop and our skin becomes more vulnerable. Obtained from olives, this natural squalane is easily absorbed into the skin, moisturises and protects the skin barrier has anti-ageing and antioxidant properties.

The oil from the sunflower seed contains essential fatty acids which help protect and repair the skin barrier and reduce trans-epidermal water loss. This oil has the ability to reduce inflammation, repair skin cells and aid in the healing of eczema and dermatitis.

Taurine is a β-amino acid. Taurine is found naturally in the human body, and our bodies contain approximately 70 g taurine. It is added to the body through the food we eat but it can also be produced by the body itself. Taurine has a protective and stabilising effect on the skin cells and this has been shown in several experiments. These experiments also showed that a topical application of taurine has a positive influence on the healing of wounds, that it helps to stabilize cell membranes, and that cells display increased resistance to external stress factors such as UV stress, for example.

Coco Glucoside is a very gentle cleansing agent. It has a unique set of properties that encourage oil and water to mix, this helps to eliminate excess oils from the skin. It is naturally occurring and derived from coconut oil. It shares many of the favourable properties of raw coconut oil, including non-oily moisture, therefore it does not dry the skin, soothing the skin whilst also cleansing.

Glycerin attracts water to skin and helps skin to feel smoother and softer, preventing dehydration. Not only does it attract water to the skin it also helps skin cells to mature properly by working as a signal to help direct skin cells through the stages of maturity. Vegatable glycerin contains high amounts of replenishing lipids and helps to soothe and restore the skin.

Almond oil is a rich source of skin-replenishing ingredients including triglycerides and several fatty acids (oleic, linoleic, and myristic among them) as well as vitamins A, B, D and E and also contains potassium, magnesium, zinc and calcium. This is a lightweight and super moisturising oil suitable for all skin types. Almond oil can improve complexion and skin tone whilst balancing the absorption of moisture and protecting against water loss. With Vitamin A & E it has great anti-wrinkle, anti-ageing and UV protection benefits.

The oil taken from the nut of the fruit argan tree and is rich in vitamin E, phenolic acid, carotenes, and essential fatty acids omega-9 oleic acid and omega-6 linolenic acid. It is nourishing, moisturising, antioxidant, can help improve skin elasticity and slow down cell ageing and has great management properties, so whether you skin is dry or oily, it will balance your skin perfectly.

This natural plant oil contains vitamins A, B, C, D & E, as well as iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, omega-3 and beta-carotene. The fatty acids are key for helping to regenerate the skin. The high dose of phytosterols help to prevent moisture loss keeping the skin hydrated, with the antioxidants working to neutralise free radicals that attack skin cells. Avocado oil is also very beneficial or sensitive and inflamed skin.

Liquorice powder & extract is taken from the root of the plant and contains potent compounds, Glycyrrhizin acid and Glabridin. These compounds have several proven skin benefits such as calming and soothing the skin, improving the evenness of the skin and helping to fade out marks and patches with UV blocking properties, as well as helping to regenerate the skins collagen and elastin.

Oats contain skin equivalent lipids and ceramides which help to protect the skin by providing a barrier against the loss of water and electrolytes, helping to improve hydration as well as providing a barrier against infection. With high levels of Avenanthramides, a natural organic compound, with anti-inflammatory, anti-itch and anti-irritant properties, helping to calm and sooth and protect the skin. These compounds also have antioxidant properties, protecting the skin against oxidisation and against accelerated skin ageing.

Roman chamomile floral water is mainly used for its soothing properties and is particularly recommended for babies’ skin. It also relieves irritated skin and redness in addition to eliminating signs of fatigue around the eye contour. Purifying and astringent, it tightens pores and is perfectly adapted to acne prone skin.

These are delivery system to help increase the penetration of our active ingredients, boosting their effectiveness and helping to delivery better results. Small molecules which have a high affinity to water, which gives them the ability to be quickly absorbed by the skin to improve skin hydration, moisture and to help condition the skin. Our naturally derived Butylene Glycol & Propanediol 1,3 are obtained from corn.

Naturally obtained from wheat and high in amino acids, it helps to keep the epidermis moisturised and also helps to tighten and reduce the appearance of pores. With skin-tightening properties it can help to make the skin feel firmer and younger-looking.

Natural extracts from these 2 organic plants help to reduce inflammation and keep inflammation under control. With barrier repair and barrier maintenance functions, designed to be used where the skin is challenged by environmental stress, shaving or daily life, they help revive the skin and recover its natural balance.

As an essential ingredient used to restore and maintain the epidermis, with a toning effect which can help fight signs of aging and leave your skin renewed. Rich in antioxidants, Lavender Essential Oil protects and promotes the skin’s natural barrier as well as drawing out toxins and balancing ph levels for the ultimate skin detox. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory compounds, Lavender Oil can help improve tone, evenness and restore the skin’s natural luminosity.

Geranium is a flowering shrub native to South Africa. - Thanks to its qualities as an astringent and all-round healer, Geranium Essential Oil is a highly effective anti-ageing ingredient. Not only does Geranium Oil tone and protect your skin, tightening your epidermis to reduce the appearance of fine lines, it also has potent cellular regeneration properties It is antibacterial which is ideal for using after shaving and will help heal any previous nicks and cuts whilst promoting the healing process. This essential oil also helps balance sebum secretion and balances oily skin.

Rosemary oil can help to stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage to remove toxins from the skin making skin look more even and toned. With potent anti-bacterial properties, it is ideal to help cleanse, protect and stimulate healing. Rosemary oil balances your skin’s natural oils so whether your skin is dry or oily, it will help restore balance. It is a powerful antioxidant helping to protect the skin from environmental aggression and free radical skin damage.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, rich in 1,8 cineole, making it ideal to help clean and heal the skin, therefore Eucalyptus Oil can help cleanse the epidermis, ridding the pores of harmful impurities that can contribute to breakouts, pigmentation and dull skin. Eucalyptus Oil is known to moisturise the skin, not only delivering an intense dose of hydration, but it also locking in moisture.

Thyme Essential Oil is renowned for its soothing properties. For a complexion that suffers from rosacea, irritation, blemishes or inflammation, thyme oil works to heal these conditions and help skin to look and feel healthy. Thyme Essential Oil’s antibacterial properties are an exceptional element for cleansing skin (especially acne) to leave it more purified than ever. By boosting circulation, Thyme Essential Oil helps to stimulate blood flow to leave your skin glowing and youthful. It will also help to flush out toxins and send healing power to blemishes and scars.

One of the most beneficial essential oils and used in many skincare preparations, it is known to deliver powerful anti-inflammatory properties, calming and soothing the skin, restoring the epidermis and nourishing the skin. It has superior cell renewing properties so is the oil of choice for all anti-ageing products.