our ingredients

Superfood INGREDIENTS

Carrots

Carrots contain a high concentration of beta-carotenes, which are powerful antioxidants that protect the skin from free radical damage and environmental pollution.

They are one of the richest sources of provitamin A activity, which gives them the ability to boost elastin and collagen production in the skin.

Chia Seeds

Named after the Ancient Mayan word for "strength", the humble Chia Seed is a modern superfood with multiple skin-strengthening properties.

Packed with protein, amino acids, omega fatty acids and antioxidants, Chia Seeds are also the richest known plant source of alpha linolenic acid (ALA) on the planet.

Cape Jasmine

Cape Jasmine flowers are historically believed to be symbols of purity, love, devotion and trust.

It contains a heavenly aroma that has been described as rich and silky, but not overwhelming - making it the source of one of the most precious oils on the planet.

Geranium

First cultivated in the Grasse region of southern France, Geranium contains astringent and antiseptic properties that can help balance sebum production in skin.

Geranium is also highly prized for its rose-like aroma. It takes 400 kg of Geranium leaves to produce less than 1 litre of oil.  

Honey

Honey is a natural food made by bees from the nectar of flowers. It is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Due to its unique composition of sugars, amino acids and lactic acids, Honey is also a natural humectant - which means that it has the ability to attract and store water in your skin.

Kale

Kale is a leafy and dark green vegetable that is considered one of the most nutrient-dense superfoods on the planet.

This miracle green is rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, C and K, which helps increase the antioxidative activity and natural stress resistance of the skin.

Lingonberry

Lingonberry is a forest berry harvested in Nordic countries. Due to its high content of resveratrol, Lingonberries are also known for their cell regenerating properties.

Ancient Mariners were said to have packed the juice of this superberry - rich in vitamin C - along on long journeys at sea to ward off scurvy.

Mandarin Orange

Mandarin Orange is the sweetest of citrus fruits and is highly regarded by the Chinese.

It produces a pleasantly scented oil that can be used to calm the mind and induce sleepiness.

Matcha

Matcha, also known as
"powdered tea", is a superfood that is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and antioxidants called polyphenols.

One of the major polyphenols found in Matcha is EGCG, an age-reversing catechin that contains hundred times the antioxidant power of vitamins A, C and E.

Orange

These juicy and tangy fruits are renowned for their high concentration of Vitamin C.

Orange oils are usually cold-pressed from the peel of oranges, as they are a by-product of orange juice production.

Star Fruit

First cultivated in the Malayan Archipelago, this exotic fruit is renown amongst villagers for its ability to brighten skin and fade dark spots.

This beautiful fruit also contains a flavone known as carambolaflavone that helps reduce the effects of photo aging.

Soybeans

In recent years, Soybeans have gained prominence in Japanese skincare due to their ability to improve the appearance of uneven skin tones and reduce visible signs of aging.

Soybean oil is also rich in essential fatty acids like linoleic acid, also known as Vitamin F.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the richest sources of lycopenes, a powerful antioxidant that can reduce the harmful effects of UV exposure.

This vibrant red superfruit also helps to improve skin hydration and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Ylang Ylang

Native to the tropics, Ylang Ylang is known as the "flower of flowers" due to it's intoxicating and uplifting floral scent.

This cheery flower is believed to reduce anxiety and stress, and is reputed to have natural hair thickening and skin healing properties.

Royal Jelly

A regal ingredient that is sometimes referred to as 'the elixir of youth', Royal Jelly is packed with nourishing amino acids, proteins, vitamins and other collagen boosting nutrients.

Fed exclusively to developing Queen Bees, this extraordinary superfood allows them to live 50 times longer than Worker Bees - despite the fact that they are genetically identical.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Allantoin

Found naturally in the roots and leaves of the comfrey plant, this calming and soothing ingredient heals and restores damaged skin and is commonly used in scar gels.

Alpha-Glucan

A powerful prebiotic that supports your skin's microflora and binds water to your skin. They encourage the growth of good bacteria on skin and reduce harmful bacteria - just like what yogurt does for your gut.

Astaxanthin

Found in plants, algae and seafood, Astaxanthin is responsible for the vibrant pink hues of both salmon and flamingos. This powerful antioxidant has been shown to prevent sun-induced skin damage, reducing pigmentation and wrinkles while boosting skin luminosity and collagen levels.

Ceramides

A waxy lipid found in the outer layer of skin that helps keep your skin young and supple by holding skin cells together and forming a protective layer that prevents transepidermal water loss (TEWL) - one of the biggest causes of accelerated aging.

CoQ10

A vitamin-like substance that can prevent signs of aging and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It also regenerates skin cells and increases collagen levels in skin. Compared to other molecules, CoQ10 is a very small molecule. This allows it to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin.

Glycerin

A timeless ingredient known for preventing water loss and retaining the health of your skin. When used in the right percentage, it is brilliant for treating severely dry skin.

Hyaluronic Acid

A humectant with the ability to attract 1000 times its weight in water. Its superior water-binding capabilities makes it one of the best molecules for lasting hydrating and visibly plumped skin.

Lactic Acid

An alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sour milk. This gentle chemical exfoliant effectively lifts away dead skin cells, revealing a brighter and smoother complexion over time.

Lauric Acid

A fatty acid derieved from coconut oil with good anti-bacterial properties. Thought to be useful in preventing acne and blemishes, with research suggesting that it contains stronger anti-microbial properties that the current gold standard anti-acne ingredient, benzoyl peroxide.

Peptides

Peptides are fragments of proteins made from various amino acids. When amino acids are combined in certain ways, specific peptides are formed. Some peptides have the ability to induce the synthesis of collagen and elastin in skin, leading to an increase in cell turnover and healing.

Plant-Based Squalane

More than one-tenth of your skin's natural moisture is made of squalene, the unsaturated version of Squalane. With age, this percent decreases. Replenishing, lightweight and compatible with all skin types, this skin-identical oil is an excellent choice for those with sensitive and acne-prone skin.

Resveratrol

A polyphenol from red wine with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities. Emerging research has shown that it contains promising photoprotective properties and significant anti-aging abilities.

Urea

An active component of our natural moisturising factor (NMF), Urea helps skin to retain moisture, improves the skin's barrier function, exhibits mild keratolytic properties, increases permeability and provides pain and itch relief.

Vitamin C

An anti-aging superstar with a long and illustrious history of research. It has been proven to protect skin from sun damage, fade brown spots and boost collagen levels in skin.

Vitamin E

A fat soluble antioxidant that is essential for the maintenance of healthy skin. It is easily absorbed by skin and helps our skin to retain its natural moisture.