Key Natural Ingredients
Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) - Almond oil is ideal for skin treatments because of its high level of fatty acids which serve as a natural emollient for the skin, and can help the skin lock in moisture by forming a protective barrier. Emollients are especially effective for conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea. Almond Oil also helps to dissolve the sebum that your skin produces, creating cleaner skin and pores, and helping to get rid of acne. Almond oil works as a natural face exfoliator to help to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of healthier skin.
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Aloe Vera - Aloe Vera is rich in proteolytic enzymes which help to remove the dead skin which clogs the pores of the scalp, which hinders the growth of new hair follicles. Accumulation of excessive sebum on the scalp can lead to hair problems like partial baldness. So the Aloe gel removes the sebum, making the scalp squeaky clean and promoting hair growth.
Arnica Montana Flower Extract – Arnica Montana has been used in traditional and medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties. Its Flower Extract enhance the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness also can help soothe and renew the skin after exposure to stress.
Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima) – is known for its anti-oxidant properties; containing many key vitamins including vitamin A, vitamins B1 & B2, vitamin D and E, as well as beta-carotene and potassium. Skin related benefits include increased levels of collagen production, relief of damaged skin caused from sun exposure, treatment of dry skin for deep moisturising, and used in treatment of diseases like eczema and psoriasis. Avocado Oil use can result in wrinkle-free, youthful, elastic skin that gives a soothing, moisturising effect to dry skin.
Centella Asiatica - Its collagen-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties mean that centella asiatica can diminish the appearance of stretch marks and keloid scars. Due to its ability to stimulate collagen production, centella asiatica can improve the appearance of aging skin affected by fine lines and wrinkles. The reduction of collagen in the skin’s supporting matrix is a key reason for the formation of fine lines and wrinkles as skin matures. Centella asiatica has a positive effect on skin affected by cellulite, which causes a dimpled, lumpy appearance similar to orange peel.
Chamomile Extract (Matricaria chamomilla) - The primary active ingredient of the essential oil from German chamomile is the terpene bisabolol. Other active ingredients include chamazulene, flavonoids (including apigenin, quercetin, patuletin and luteolin) and coumarin.
Evening Primerose Oil (Oenothera Biennis) - Evening primrose oil is the oil extracted from the evening primrose plant seed, it is native to North and South America. In skin care, evening primrose oil is used for skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. The application of this oil in skin care helps rejuvenate skin and decrease fine lines and wrinkles, helping the skin to produce new skin cells and improves elasticity by creating firmer skin. It is also used to treat very dry skin and helps lighten dark circles under the eyes. It is used to treat blemished, skin redness and reduce inflammation. It is also an excellent anti-ageing agent.
Fennel Extract – The oil has exceptional antioxidant properties. The extracts from Foeniculum Vulgare or fennel oil has an Estrogenic effect which blocks the activities of Alpha-5 – reductase enzymes in the hair follicles, consequently halting the production of Hydroxy testosterone, which is the main cause of hair loss in men.
Ginkgo Biloba - Ginko Biloba improves blood circulation in the scalp, providing hair follicles with more nutrients and making the hair stronger. The herb prevents and slows down hair loss, and even possibly boost hair re-growth. because of its ability to stimulate blood circulation to the brain and skin, this herbal remedy is thought to be effective for promoting hair re-growth and improving the quality of the hair.
Ginseng Root Extract – The ginseng benefits for hair growth is an exciting part of the research being done using this well-known herb. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, ginseng is believed to have antioxidant properties, which can contribute to the health of your cardiovascular system and encourage healthy blood flow. Research also suggests that this will also improve the health of your hair follicles and cells, helping to prevent hair loss.
Grape Seed Oil – Also notable Emollient properties, essential fatty acids and vitamin E. Grape seed oil is a preferred cosmetic ingredient for damaged and stressed tissues because it contains regenerative and restructuring qualities which controls skin moisturisation. It can help skin retain the normal structure of epithelium cells and nerve cells via supporting the cell membranes. It is noted to be especially effective in repairing the skin around the eyes.
Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil - Is rich in essential fatty acids, Vitamin A and E. Its Vitamin A and E contents have antioxidant properties, and beneficial for protecting the skin from wrinkles and ageing. Sunflower oil also contains lecithin, tocopherols, carotenoids and waxes, combined properties assist in protecting the skin from UV rays. It is an extremely safe ingredient that is frequently used in children health care products too. This oil helps the skin regenerate at a faster rate giving the skin a moisturising effect.
Horsetail extract – Horsetail contains silicon which strengthens tissues in your body including your hair and skin. Horestail is great for hair rejuvenation and is very effective in the promotion of hair growth, it also seals the hair cuticles and stops hair breakage. It can be used topically on the hair as a rinse or it can be done as a tincture and massaged into the scalp.
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Jojoba Oil Seed (Simmondsia Chinensis) - It is composed of wax esters, it is an extremely stable substance and does not easily deteriorate and the structure closely resembles that of our own skin sebum, making it an excellent moisturiser and ideal for all skin types. It is a good nourishing ingredient for hair care. It contains myristic acid which also has anti-inflammatory actions and since it has a similar composition to the skin’s own oils, it is quickly absorbed and is excellent for dry and mature skins as well as inflamed conditions. It can be used on acne without causing any problems as it helps to control acne, it is also an antioxidant.
Lavender – Extremely beneficial herb in skin care. Lavender has historically been used for its antiseptic properties along with anti-fungal which helps to reduce scarring and speeds healing. The essential oil is also an anti-inflammatory, less skin redness and blotchiness of the complexion and circulatory stimulant, increase in blood flow means more nutrients being brought to the skin along with much needed oxygen to the cells. This is essential to healthier cells, and benefits more frequent cell turnover.
Mint Extract (Mentha Piperita) – The nutrients in peppermint leaves help tone the skin, tighten pores, reduce swelling and help to aim skin elasticity. Vitamins A and C are powerful antioxidants that fight inflammation which appears in the form of red marks on the skin whereas B vitamins, riboflavin and folate brighten the complexion.
Neem Leaf Extract – Neem contains Vitamin C, which helps in getting rid of skin problems like blackheads, pigmentation, dullness and aging, thus leaving the skin with a youthful glow. Neem contains immune-stimulating compounds and regenerative properties that help the skin fight pathogens below the skin surface, thus keeping the skin remain supple.
Nettle extract (Urtica dioica) - Using nettle for hair is a trusted method of reducing hair loss and encouraging hair to re-grow. Nettle root extract is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, a key cause of hair loss. Nettle is used to combat its symptoms by inhibiting testosterone from being turned into DHT, which renders hair follicles useless, thereby preventing them from producing hair.
Pomegranate Extract - An exceptional source of vitamin A, C and E and minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, potassium, iron, folic acid, niacin, thiamin, folates and riboflavin. Known to strengthen the hair follicles which in turn prevent hair fall, thus giving the hair a healthy and lustrous appearance.
Pot Marigold (Calendula Officinalis) – For the preventive care of normal, sensitive and dry skin (also baby skin nappy rash) and especially for sun-reddened (sunburn) and stressed skin. High levels of carotenoids (vitamin A like compounds). Because these compounds are oil soluble, an infused oil is a good way to go. Calendula also contains oil soluble sterols that help plump the skin and keep it thick.
Safflower oil (Carthamus Tinctorius) – In skin care, safflower oil is used as a lubricant with occlusive properties, meaning that it acts as a protective barrier to prevent water from leaving your skin. Safflower Oil is rich in linoleic acid (79%), an essential fatty acid that offers many benefits for skin, including maintenance of cell membrane integrity. Linoleic acid is also an important carrier of vitamins A, D, K, and especially vitamin E. Safflower Oil can also be used as a terrific moisturiser enabling the skin to gain a healthy glow. It helps maintain skin elasticity by enabling the skin to retain moisture and removing dry skin. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles by smoothing and hydrating the skin.
Saw Palmetto – The fruits of the saw palmetto are highly enriched with fatty acids and phytosterols. These fruit extracts have been the subject of intensive research for the treatment of urinary tract infections. Saw palmetto extract has been shown to inhibit both forms of 5-alpha-reductase without eliminating the cellular capacity to secrete prostate specific antigen, as finesteride does. Similarly to Finesteride Saw palmetto extract has been shown as a potential treatment for male pattern baldness.
Shea butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) - Protection of skin and hair against the harsh climate.
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Tea Tree Oil – Natural tea tree oil is a very unique popular organic ingredient that is used in medical and cosmetics products (shampoos, deodorants, lotions, etc). Tea tree oil is good for the skin and many swear by it as the perfect natural solution to help acne, particularly on the face. Natural organic tea tree oil is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-septic, it includes germicidal properties and is highly effective in treating acne.
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Thyme extract - Thyme has been known for its hair benefits for centuries. Thyme essential oil encourages hair growth as well as combats various hair problems. Thyme improves blood circulation to the scalp. Due to its antibacterial properties, thyme essential oil can clear dirt from the entire scalp and is effective in the treatment of dandruff. It should be kept in mind that there are different types of thyme, the two main varieties being red thyme and white thyme. Excess use of red thyme for hair can cause skin irritation; it is advisable to utilize white thyme in hair mixtures.
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Wheat Germ Oil – Known as beneficial for healthy hair and skin because of the large quantities of vitamin E. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects skin cells from ultra-violet light and environmental stress. The Vitamin E Oil present in Wheat Germ Oil promotes skin cell formation, and is great for nourishing and rejuvenating dry, mature, dehydrated skin, and reducing scars, stretch marks, sunburns, and damaged skin. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects, which may be beneficial medicinally as well as in cosmetics.