Macadamia oil is widely considered the best of the nut oils for it’s fantastic regenerative effects. It is gently absorbed by the skin and can provide a long lasting soft and silky feel. Rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, macadamia oil contains Palmitoleic acid, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which can help to promote young soft skin. It has been successfully used to assist in restoring scars and sun damage to the skin and is considered safe for use in both baby and facial products.
Coconut Oil is loved for it’s believed ability to soften the skin. This oil though may also aid in protecting skin against damage and promoting healing, to reveal a more youthful, healthy appearance. It is known to help prevent destructive free-radical formation whilst providing protection against them. It can help discourage sun spots and may promote elasticity and suppleness of the skin.
Avocado Oil may help to enrich protein and vitamin content with it’s high levels of oil soluble vitamins. It is known to be well suited for dry skin types as it can hold great moisturising properties and can leave the skin feeling smooth and nourished. It can also promote skin repair with its abundance of lecithin and plant sterols. Avocado Oil is said to penetrate the skin with great efficiency which means it can have the ability to transport active substances rapidly into the skin.
Aloe Vera Extract is renowned for its moisturizing effect and is said to deeply penetrate the skin supplying its moisture directly to the tissues. Aloe also works to improve skin tone and colour by increasing the blood flow to the areas of application. It gently provides a soothing and calming effect and can reduce skin redness and irritation.
A native plant in Northern Australia the kakadu plum contains the highest known levels of vitamin C concentration of any single natural food source and has been used for thousands of years as a traditional antiseptic and healing remedy for the skin by native Australians. Vitamin C is essential for the formation of proline, an amino acid that is required to make collagen. It is also used to improve the natural appearance, reduce irritation of dry skin and to prevent future damage due to its high concentration of anti-oxidant actions
Kiwi Seed Oil
Kiwi Seed Oil is one of the richest sources of essential fatty acids, containing over 60% omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid. It is known to be highly nourishing and can help to restore elasticity to aged and damaged skin. Also rich in phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins C and E, Kiwi Seed Oil is a unique and beneficial ingredient good for moisturising both hair and skin. It also assists with moisture retention.
A potent antioxidant rich in polyphenols. Antioxidants help in alleviating dry skin by bringing the skins natural moisture content back into balance.
Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract contains powerful antioxidants (oligomeric proanthocyanidins – OPC). The OPCs in grape seed extract contain 20 times the antioxidant power of Vitamin E and 50 times the antioxidant power of Vitamin C and work to protect and enhance the skins appearance.
Pro-vitamin E is known to be a powerful antioxidant which can cool and soothe the irritation of dry skin, helping to prevent and slow the signs of ageing by smoothing wrinkles and the appearance of fine lines. It has an ideal application in cosmetics, particularly body butters, as the liberal application over the whole body provides nourishment and reinvigoration of tired skin.
Argan oil can help reduce wrinkles and soften the skin. It is rich in proteins which may help to tighten the skin and protect skin’s elasticity. This oil is said to assist in skin regeneration and prevention of premature ageing due to external aggressors. Gentle and calming, it can help reduce skin irritation and inflammation. This nourishing oil provides intense hydration as it is said to restore the natural barrier of the skin, allowing greater moisture retention.
Cocoa butter is the natural cream coloured vegetable fat extracted from cocoa beans during the process of separating the powder and liquor from the bean. It has a soft, sweet cocoa aroma, and is one of the most stable fats known. It contains natural antioxidants and can be an excellent moisturising agent for the skin.
Buriti oil is extracted from the Buriti nut and is said to be the richest known source of beta-carotene. Beta-Carotene and it’s breakdown product Vitamin A, are important antioxidants for the skin. Buriti is an exceptional source of essential fatty acids and contains emollient properties. This oil is believed to easily penetrate the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. It is rich and nourishing, helping restore elasticity and harmony to the skin.
The ideal choice for fine body care products, this butter forms a breathable, water-resistant film and is the leading natural product for moisturising. It is widely used on dry or fragile skin as it is suitable for those with skin sensitivities. It can be used as an anti-inflammatory and can leave the skin softer, more supple and less wrinkled.
Glycerine is a skin-friendly humectant, which is said to attract water to the skin, making it great for dry skin care. It is gentle and helps improve, protect and hydrate dry skin and is also believe to help in building an even skin structure. While Glycerine is often used as a treatment for skin problems like psoriasis and eczema, its uses also extend to oily skin and skin aging problems. It is said to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines as well as guarding against bacterial skin infections.
The only active ingredient approved for sunless tanning by the FDA, it is the most popular and effective way of obtaining a beautiful tan, without the risks associated with UV Rays. Interacting with the top layer of skin, the DHA works to develop into a beautifully tanned glow.