ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
A juice extracted from the highly prized aloe vera plant, this ingredient is moisturizing, emollient, and anti-inflammatory. You might also recognize this ingredient simply as 'aloe vera', a clear, viscous gel cool to the touch. Highly appreciated by dry or damaged skin, this ingredient will minimise flakiness and restore suppleness and hydration.
ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT
This antioxidising ingredient is extracted from cold-water seaweed; as such, it's commonly referred to as 'seaweed extract.' This extract shields your skin from UV and pollution harm, and gives our products their lovely texture.
HYDROLYZED RICE BRAN EXTRACT
A mainstay of Eastern beauty practices, this extract brightens and lightens skin while improving cellular circulation.
LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT
Also used as a health drink, this ingredient contains a blast of robust carbohydrates, amino acids, and vitamins. Its superpowers also include sun protection and antioxidising properties.
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT
Its light flowery smell is a distinctive fragrance coveted in skincare products. A diluted extract of lavender that is less volatile than its oil counterpart, this extract falls into the mint family. Well-loved in the aromatherapy world, lavender is also commonly used as a sleep aid or to reduce anxiety levels due to its antioxidant properties, with an effect similar to neuroprotective SOD action. Provence, in the south of France, is home to some of the world's biggest lavender farms: imagine a light breeze combing through the swaying sea of lavender, as its soft floral scent lulls you into relaxation...
PHELLODENDRON AMURENSE BARK EXTRACT
Traditional East Asian medicine loves this ingredient. Drawn from the bark of the Amur cork tree that is native to East Asia, this ingredient can prevent inflammatory diseases, including skin irritation and inflammation, and acts as a mild antioxidant in skincare products. Some studies show that it's highly effective for sun screening and can fortify the skin barrier against UV damage.
PRUNUS MUME FRUIT EXTRACT
This humectant is extracted from the beautiful plum blossom. It has wonderful antioxidating properties and has been shown to lighten skin and improve elasticity. Our products contain the highest-quality extracts from Japan's Wakayama Prefecture, a mountainous region famed for its plum blossoms.
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
This traditional root extract is known as Huang Qin amongst practitioners of Chinese traditional medicine or goldflower root extract. Its component Ougon Liquid B prevents skin aging due to environmental stress and protects the skin from pollutants and free radicals. The antioxidant activity of this extract makes it a soothing, anti-ageing ingredient as well as an anti-inflammatory one and keeps skin plump, tight, and smooth for a youthful appearance. P.S. Goldflower root extract is purported to treat cancer, arthritis, and hepatitis, and could be a TCM solution in the battle against Covid-19!
Ideal for sensitive and dry skin or for those who feel that traditional face oils break them out, squalane is most loved because it is lightweight and non-greasy, but deeply hydrating. Its ability to regulate oil production makes this an ideal choice for those with oily skin too. In line with our ethos of clean, vegan beauty, our plant-derived squalane is formulated from olives.
TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS POLYSACCHARIDE (SNOW MUSHROOM)
Snow mushrooms are a gorgeous gelatinous-appearing fungus found in traditional Chinese medicine as far back as the Tang Dynasty. This ingredient, favored by one of China's four great beauties, is said to increase skin elasticity, reduce inflammation—and, in its natural form, hold a thousand times its weight in water, making it a mighty moisturizer. It's widely regarded as the natural, vegan cousin of hyaluronic acid. Fun fact: it is even found in a popular dessert for its skin-hydrating properties!
Providing an instant boost of hydration, this moisturizing alcohol is often distilled from corn. It's unique in its role as a solvent: by preventing ingredients from clumping up, it allows each distinctive ingredient to do its job.
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
You probably know this plant from the aromatic and soothing black, green, oolong, and white teas, but did you know the oils extracted from its leaves can also be found in our products? When concentrated, this extract has bountiful health benefits, including UV damage prevention, increased blood flow to the skin, and improved skin hydration and density.
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Think back to that soothing cup of chamomile tea—now, imagine it in your skincare routine as an anti-inflammatory. Within the extract is also a component called bisabolol, which encourages supple skin.
Exfoliating undesirable grime and boosting cell turnover, this ingredient is a pH-balancing alpha-hydroxy acid derived from citrus fruits and berries. It's a common household substance that you can incorporate into your skincare routine, and you'll also find it in our products.
CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL
This fragrant essential oil, generally derived from the peel of the mandarin orange (also known as the tangor), is what gives your product its fresh, pleasing scent. Its antioxidizing properties also increase product efficacy.
The cucumber fruit extract is a skin superfood with deep moisturizing and emollient properties. It's extremely gentle, making it ideal for soothing sensitive or fragile areas, such as around the eyes.
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS OIL
Also known as lemongrass, this is a natural oil that is both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It adds a refreshing lemony scent to any skincare or cosmetic product.
HYDROLYZED PRUNUS DOMESTICA
This plumping skin conditioner is derived from the hydrolysis of a delicious plum that goes by the name of Prunus domestica. This delightful fruit has a history of cultivation dating back to caravan days in Europe, making it a prized ingredient.
Sugar alcohol you can find in trees, marine algae, and fresh mushrooms, this water-binding sugar molecule moisturizes the skin and helps bind ingredients cohesively. It also pairs well with the popular hyaluronic acid.
Found in nutmeg, palm kernel oil, and butterfat, this foaming, building and cleansing acid may sound mystic but is myristic (get it?) Perfect for cleansing, it creates a delightful foam bath.
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL
You drizzle it gracefully over your salads and mix it in with your vinaigrette, but this delicious and nourishing fruit oil is not only good for food but is also great for skin care. It has emolliating properties and contains fatty acids, making it a great ingredient for those with dry skin.
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL
Commonly known as a geranium essential oil, this oil is the extract of a native South African leaf, but is distilled and grown throughout Europe and Asia. You might also know it for its aromatherapeutic qualities: this essential oil has a rose-like scent with a hint of herbaceous lemon.
ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL
Also known as rosehip oil, this vitamin C and vitamin A-containing oil is prized in alternative medicine. The nutrients in this oil aid in acne prevention and anti-aging.