A-Z Ingredients

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Aloe vera
This has a coo
ling, soothing and calming effect to the skin. It is antibacterial, antiseptic and has anti-fungal properties. It helps the skin to naturally heal. It helps to reduce scarring in burns, skin ulcers and other lesions. It relieves sunburn and burns and is excellent for acne, eczema, psoriasis and athletes foot.

Apple Extract
Contains an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), which refines and rejuvenates the skin, works as an exfoliant. It is best known for its moisturising and anti-aging properties – making it perfect for dry or mature skin. It helps to maintain the skin’s youthful elasticity.

Apricot Oil
This is a mild oil, tolerated by most people, especially those with sensitive, inflamed, dry or mature skin. It enhances skin elasticity.

Argan Oil
Often called "liquid gold," argan oil is derived from nuts found within the fruit of argan trees. Argan oil is high in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. It is beneficial for many skin conditions, from dry skin and wrinkles to psoriasis, eczema and acne.

Arnica Extract
Arnica has anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects. It promotes healing and absorbs the blood from bruised tissue and speeds up the replacement of damaged tissue with new cells. There for it is an excellent remedy for bruises, wounds, pain, swellings, sprains and rheumatic ailments.It is also well known for its use in eye care products as it can help reduce puffiness and dark circles.

Avocado Oil
This is a mild and nourishing oil, rich in vitamins. Especially good for dry, tired and lack lustre skin types. Avocado oil has a natural sun factor of 2-3. It is also very soothing for sunburnt skin.

 

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Beeswax
Beeswax is the building material used by bees to make the comb in which they store their honey. It is obtained from the honeycomb after the honey has been removed. It is a natural emulsifier and binds ingredients together. It offers a lot of protection due to it’s wax content and because it is absorbed very slowly by the skin, making it excellent for soothing dry, chapped skin.

Benzoin essential oil
Used for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Beneficial for dry chapped and cracked skin.

Bergamot Essential Oil
This sweet scented oil comes from the peel and the pith of the bergamot orange. It lifts the spirits and it also calms and relaxes the mind. Making it an excellent oil for stress, depression and nervousness. The antiseptic properties of bergamot make it an ideal choice for treating acne, oily and infected skin conditions.

Bitter Orange Essential Oil
Has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties, making it useful for treating oily congested skin.

Blackpepper Essential Oil
It has toning, strengthening and stimulating properties to both mind and body. It can be used to treat poor circulation and is particularly good to use in cold weather due to its warming properties. It is an excellent oil to use in the treatment of cellulite as it will help to restore muscle tone. It also stimulates the eliminative process of the body making it useful for its detoxifying effect.

Blue Azulene
A natural blue colour extracted from German Chamomile.

Blueberry Extract
Blueberry Extract contains Vitamin A which helps remedy rough and dry skin & assists anti-aging. It also comprises of Vitamin E & this is especially good as a preservative in cosmetics or skin care products.

Borage Oil
An oil very high in GLA (gamma linolenic acid). Deficiencies in GLA can cause dryness, loss of suppleness and wrinkling. It penetrates down into the skin, which as a result becomes softer and less prone to eczema and acne. Borage oil will help to nourish and strengthen the skin.

Burdock
Burdock is notable for cleansing the skin and for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant effects. Conditions such as eczema, psoriasis,and acne have all shown to benefit from it's use.

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Calendula Extract
Well known for its calming, anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. Its mild antiseptic action also helps to soothe and heal irritated skin. Promotes new cell growth.

Camelina Oil
This oil is rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin E. It is a good source of essential fatty acids, particularly omega 3, which helps to lock moisture to the skin. Very high in linoleic acid, which improves skin’s elasticity and gives the skin a glossy luminescence. It has excellent skin rejuvenation properties.

Cardamom Essential Oil
Cardamom is warming and calming oil with aphrodisiac properties. Closely related to ginger and considered to be the world’s third most expensive spice.

Carrot Extract
High levels of beta carotene, which is the precursor to vitamin A. Contains vitamins C, B1, B2, D and E. Excellent for wrinkles, dehydrated skin, sun damage, acne and eczema. It stimulates cell growth, adds tone and elasticity to the skin creating a firmer, fresher appearance.

Castor Oil
Castor oil has very good cleansing properties, it draws dirt from the skin. It is absorbed very slowly by the skin so this makes it excellent for barrier creams and balms.

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Is a warming oil, which treats chills and poor circulation. It is also very good in the treatment of rheumatism.

Cedarwood Essential Oil
Astringent on an oily skin, antiseptic with acne.

Chamomile Extract
Chamomile is used for its skin soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. It benefits dry skin, sensitive skin and allergic skin.

Chia Seed Oil
One of the richest botanical source of Omega 3 fatty acids found in nature. All skin types benefit from Chia Seed Oil, but it is especially beneficial for dry, damaged and sensitive skin.

Chickweed Extract
Chickweed has excellent anti-inflammatory properties. It is very good for treating itchy skin, such as eczema and psoriasis.

Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is especially good for dry skin, it nourishes, softens soothes and protects. It contains stearic, palmitic and oleic acids. It is obtained from the roasted seeds of the cocoa tree, these are the same seeds that give us cocoa and chocolate.

Coconut Oil
Coconut butter is rich in natural antioxidants, particularly Vitamin E. A very good emollient for skin care products. Excellent for conditioning dry hair and scalp. Leaving hair soft and shiny. It is also said to increase hair growth.

Coenzyme Q10
This antioxidant naturally occurs in the skin, it declines as we age. When applied to the skin it helps to balance the antioxidant level. It protects the skin from free radicals, (sun and environmental damage).

Coltsfoot Extract
Considered to be good for sensitive, spotty and also oily complexions. Soothes , cleanses and softens the skin and is considered to be especially good for inflammations of the skin and for holding moisture in the skin. Because the coltsfoot molecules are too large to penetrate the skin, they lie on the top of the skin and help to fill in small lines and wrinkles, making skin look smoother.

Comfrey Extract
A herbal extract rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It contains allantoin, which helps skin regeneration. Comfrey helps to rejuvenate the skin and has healing, soothing and moisture retaining properties. It is good for rough damaged skin and can, with time, alleviate wrinkling and enable skin tissue to regain its youthful elasticity.

Cosmetic Prebiotic
A natural prebiotic derived from chicory root. It helps to strengthen the friendly organisms present in the skin. Excellent in the treatment of fungal conditions, athletes foot, dandruff, nappy rash, cradle cap, eczema and acne.

Cypress Essential Oil
In skincare it is particularly good for oily skin due to its antiseptic and astringent properties. It is also very good for poor circulation. And has a detoxifying effect on the system and may be used in the treatment of water retention, obesity and cellulite.

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Echinacea Extract
Echinacea is antibacterial, inhibits the spread of local infections, promotes the healing of wounds that are slow to heal. It benefits skin conditions such as burns, insect bites, ulcers, cuts, spots, acne psoriasis and eczema.

Elderflower Extract
Soothes, heals and tones sensitive skin and stimulates its blood circulation. It is particularly good for mature, dryer skin. It softens and evens out wrinkles and eases sunburn inflamed skin and certain types of eczema.

Eye bright Extract
Is an excellent herb for the eye area. It has been used for centuries to help with eye problems such as conjunctivitis, sensitivity to light, stinging and weeping eyes, and much more. It is naturally high in zinc, which helps care and protect the delicate skin around the eyes. Due to its astringent, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, it tightens and reduces puffiness. In combination with Arnica it is very effective at helping to reduce puffiness around the eyes. It is rich in vitamins A and C, flavonoids, and tannins.

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Frankincense Essential Oil

It has toning and rejuvenating properties. It improves skin tone treats ageing skin and wrinkles. It slows down the appearance of wrinkles and also reduces the extent of wrinkles that have already formed. It also has the ability to calm and lift the spirits, when feeling stressed tired and overwhelmed.

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Geranium Essential Oil
A balancing essential oil. Making it suitable for dry or oily skin types. Soothes dry and inflamed skin, its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties also make it ideal for the treatment of oily skin and acne.

Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger has a wonderful warming action making it ideal in the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis, muscular pain and circulatory problems.

Glycerine
Glycerine is an excellent skin softener. It is humectant, which means it attracts water from the atmosphere into the skin, which ensures hydration. We only use Organic vegetable-based glycerine.

Goto Kola Extract
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Gotu Kola is said to be useful for stressed skin, to heal wounds, dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. It improves the circulation and helps to tightening the skin and its unique peptides work together to provide both an immediate firming effect. Another cosmetic benefit from the use of gotu kola is its ability to speed up collagen formation which makes it great for anti-aging effects.

Grapefruit Essential Oil
Is cleansing, cooling, antiseptic and astringent, making it useful for treating oily or congested skin. Grapefruit essential oil can be used to treat obesity, cellulite and fluid retention, due to its diuretic, detoxifying and stimulating properties.

Green Clay
Clay is rich in minerals and active enzymes. It stimulates the circulation, removes dead skin cells and helps to draw out toxins. It also helps to tone and strengthen the connective tissues. Green clay is excellent for oily and problem skin types.

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Helichrysum Essential Oil
Helichrysum has a delicious honey-like aroma. It has excellent anti-inflammatory, soothing, healing and regenerative properties. It will help to lift the spirits and may be used to treat depression, nervousness, exhaustion and any stress related condition.

Hemp Oil
Good source of GLA. Deficiencies in GLA can cause dryness, loss of suppleness and wrinkling. With regular use the oil can help slow down the effects of skin aging and leave the skin smooth, soft and moisturised. Therefore it is ideal for mature skin, eczema, psoriasis and very dry skin. It is an excellent oil for all skin types including oily as it will not clog pores.

Hops Extract
These were used by Native Americans for generations as a natural sleep aid. They are also effective at relieving anxiety and stress, two of the most common causes of insomnia so they're a really useful herb to consider if you're having any form of relaxation or sleeping problem. They also have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and toning properties.

Horsetail Extract
This herb is considered to strengthen connective tissue and skin. It is rich in many minerals, including silica, iodine and calcium. It stimulates the production of new skin cells. Because of it’s high silica content. Horsetail is excellent for adding strength, thickness and shininess to hair.

Hyaluronic acid
A natural plant sugar. Nicknamed the fountain of youth. It’s hydrating properties result in increased skins smoothness, softening and decreased wrinkles. As we age the natural hyaluronic acid declines in our skin. Skin becomes dehydrated and the collagen and elastin fibres lose their structure. Hyaluronic acid applied to the skin, can re-establish the hyaluronic acid content to more youthful level.

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Jasmine Extract
This exotic extract comes from the delicate Jasmine flowers. Relaxing yet uplifting with aphrodisiac properties. In skin care Jasmine is beneficial for soothing inflamed skin.

Jojoba oil
It softens, protects, improves suppleness and helps the skin to hold moisture. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Helping to moisturise dry skin but also balancing the over-abundance of oil in oilier skins.

Juniper Essential Oil
Juniper has antiseptic, astringent, diuretic and detoxifying properties. It is an excellent oil for fluid retention, obesity and cellulite. It is very good in the treatment of clogged, oily, blackhead and acne prone skin.

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Kaolin
Kaolin is a soft mineral in the form of fine grained white clay. It is known for its drawing properties and often used in masks to absorb excess oil and to tone up the skin.

Kiwi Fruit Extract
Contains high amounts of Vitamin C, which is essential for the formation of collagen. Also contains vitamin E. These provide powerful antioxidant protection against free radical damage (sun and environmental).

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Lady’s Mantle Extract
Soothes, cleanses and heals dry sensitive skin. It reduces swellings and is good for chapped and broken skin. It also protects newly formed elastin fibres in the skin. Elastin is required for skin elasticity.

Lavender Essential oil
Lavender relaxes the mind and body. Good for all skin types. It is soothing and calming for a sensitive skin. Naturally antiseptic and anti-fungal. It also promotes rapid healing, and helps to prevent scar tissue.

Lecithin
Is a natural emulsifier extracted from soybeans but it also occurs naturally in egg yolk, wheat germ and wheat germ oil. It is very nourishing to the skin and benefits very dry skin, psoriasis and eczema prone skin.

Lemon Essential oil
Has antiseptic, astringent properties, making it ideal for oily skin. Excellent for adding radiance to a dulling skin. It also has a toning action, which will help to tighten up an aging skin. Also beneficial in the treatment of obesity and cellulite due to its cleansing and detoxifying action.

Lemon Tea-Tree Essential Oil
Has Anti-infectious, anti-fungal, antiviral, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, carminative and sedative properties, properties. Making it a very good oil to use for boils, acne, ulcers and skin eruptions. Excellent for adding radiance to dull skin. Also has toning properties, which help to combat wrinkles by tightening up the skin.

Lime Oil
Lime oil, with an uplifting scent. It has properties similar to lemon, also acts as an astringent and deodorant.

Linden Blossom Essential Oil
Detoxifies and decongests the skin with antibacterial and astringent properties.

Linseed Oil
Linseed, is one of the richest sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. It also contains omega-6 and omega-9. It is famous for its ability to make the skin smooth, soft and velvety.

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Macadamia Oil
A rich oil, very high in palmitoleic acid. Palmitoleic acid occurs naturally in our skin, where its job is to maintain moisture levels. The level of palmitoleic acid is reduced with age, which results in dryer skin. Therefore a very good oil for mature and dryer skin types.

Mandarin
Mandarin is a very safe and gentle essential oil making it perfect for children and during pregnancy. It has calming and soothing properties making it beneficial for stress, nervous tension and insomnia. Mandarin detoxifies the body and reduces cellulite, and prevents stretch marks. It can also tighten up loose skin after loosing weight or pregnancy. Very good for oily and congested skin, but also benefits a sensitive skin and mature skin. Promotes cell regeneration, tones and firms.

Marjoram Essential Oil
Marjoram is a powerful sedative. It has a warming action on both mind and body. Because of this it is very good for massaging muscle pains, sprains, over-exertion, rheumatism and arthritis. It is also excellent for the treatment of respiratory conditions; asthma, bronchitis and colds.

Marshmallow Extract
Excellent for hydrating, smoothing and softening rough, dry skin. and has excellent anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory actions.

May Chang Essential Oil
Also known as Litsea Cubeba. It has a lovely fresh, uplifting lemon scented aroma. It is excellent in the treatment of oily skin, acne and spots due to its antiseptic properties.

Melissa
Has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, soothing, toning, calming yet uplifting properties. Making it valuable in the treatment of cold sores and useful for inflamed and allergic skin conditions.

Mullein Oil
A natural wrinkle fighter, it contains vitamins, minerals, tannins and useful levels of elastin. Mullein is a natural wrinkle fighter and skin- regenerating oil. When combined with Pumpkin seed oil has a lifting effect on the skin.

Myrrh Resin
Is cooling to the skin, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, healing and purifying. It is specially valuable for wounds that are slow to heal, and for weepy skin conditions.

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Neroli Essential Oil
Also known as orange blossom oil. It’s rejuvenating properties make it useful for: mature skin, broken capillaries, sensitive, dry skin and stretch marks. It also helps to tone the skin. It also has antidepressant, aphrodisiac and has a gentle sedative properties.

Nettle Extract
This herb is high in nutrients. It cleanses and clarifies an oily skin. Its emollient properties, soothes a dry sensitive skin. In hair care it reduces oily secretions, helps to improve the quality of dry lifeless hair and helps to stimulate the scalp it also helps to prevent and cure dandruff.

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Olive Oil
Due to its fattiness, it’s very good for dry, mature and sensitive skin. It has nourishing, softening and protecting properties. It is also anti-inflammatory making it excellent for treating skin irritations, sun damaged skin, eczema, psoriasis and itchiness.

Orange Essential Oil
Brightens dull and oily skin. Beneficial for dry or mature skin, its rejuvenating properties help to reduce the signs of ageing. It has a general detoxifying and cleansing effect on the body.

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Papaya Extract
It is excellent in stabilising oily skin & working as an exfoliant on dry areas. Papaya also
is often used in skin products for the purpose of a natural ‘lift’ & rejuvenation of the skin. Papaya contains Vitamin A, a property that benefits skin repair through increasing the rate of new cell formation. Vitamin C is also an anti-oxidant with wonderful proteins for smoother, softer skin.

Patchouli Essential Oil
Great for chapped, cracked, oily and mature skin. Tightens up tired, loose skin and helps combat wrinkles.

Pettigrain Essential Oil
Pettigrain has toning, antiseptic, balancing and uplifting properties.

Pink Clay
Clay is rich in minerals and active enzymes. It stimulates the circulation, removes dead skin cells and helps to draw out toxins. Pink clay has a softening effect that refines the skin texture and provides hydration. This delicate clay has firming and toning elements that improve connective tissue and therefore is perfect for mature skin.

Pomegranate Extract
Pomegranate Extract is high in antioxidants. It protects against the aging effects of overexposure to the sun, inhibits free radical damage, supports skin cell regeneration and promotes healing. Pomegranate extract works well in stimulating skin's collagen production and rebuilding its outer layers.

Propolis Extract
Propolis is probably best known for its antibiotic properties. It is a unique natural medicine. It has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory properties.

Pumpkin Seed Oil
Is high in Vitamin A, betacarotene, B2, B3, potassium, magnesium and zinc. It is also high in Omega 9,6 and 3. Because of its high zinc content it is an excellent lifting oil for dry, mature and damaged skin.

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Raspberry Extract
Raspberry Extract is rich in Vitamin C & therefore contains astringent qualities that cleanse the skin surface of oils and other substances. It is also ideal for around the eye area as it softly firms and repairs the skin.

Red Clover
A deep cleansing herb that also treats any kind of skin ailment such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. It is also said that the topical application of red clover can help wounds to heal quickly.

Roman Chamomile
Chamomile is the gentlest of oils and particularly good for treating baby’s and children. It can be used for its skin soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory properties. It benefits dry skin, sensitive skin and allergic skin, such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, spots and acne.

Rose Essential Oil
Has a healing effect on the skin, with very good anti-inflammatory properties. Good for dry, sensitive, itchy, mature skin, heat and broken capillaries.

Rosehip Oil
A luxurious oil, which is very effective for cell and tissue regeneration. It is a good source of essential fatty acids, particularly omega 3, which helps to lock moisture to the skin. Rosehip oil also contains vitamin A, C and E. Making it a fantastic healing oil and great for a range of skin conditions, such as: scars, acne, eczema, psoriasis, scalds, burns, skin over-exposed to sunlight and skin pigmentation. It also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the eyes and mouth.

Rosemary Essential Oil
Considered to stimulate blood circulation and restore elasticity to dry and mature skin. Equally as effective for lifeless, oily, and acne prone skin. It has a warming action making it helpful in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, sprains and strains. Also excellent for dandruff, oily scalps and hair loss.

Rosemary Extract
Has anti-oxidant and invigorating properties. Improves the circulation.

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Safflower Oil
An excellent source of omega 6 and 3 essential fatty acids. Also contains high levels of vitamin E. Does not clog the pores, so very good for acne prone skins.

Sandalwood Essential Oil
It is helpful for oily skin and acne, as well as extremely soothing for a dry chapped skin. It has excellent antiseptic properties. Often used in meditation due to its calming and relaxing effect.

Seabuckthorn Extract
Is extracted from the sea buckthorn berry. The berries contain nutrients and vitamins A,K,E,C,B1,B2, folic acid and essential fatty acids, lipids, amino acids and minerals. Sea buckthorn berries have a wide range of beneficial properties to the skin, namely: anti-inflammatory, promotes cell rejuvenation, heals acne, eczema and damaged skin. It also restores elasticity and firmness and protects the skin from free radicals, (sun and environmental damage).

Seasame Oil
Sesame oil makes a wonderful moisturiser for the skin, with a high vitamin E content. It can be used on a range of skin types, from dry to oily skin. It is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal.

Seaweed Extract
Rich source of minerals. Contains an array of nutrients. Oils, vitamins and active ingredients from the sea and earth work in tune to oxygenate, revitalize and moisturise your skin.

Shea Butter
It has remarkable nourishing and soothing properties. It contains cinnamic acid, which is responsible for its healing and anti-inflammatory effects. It is suitable for preventing or treating stretch marks during and after pregnancy. Also excellent in hair care products for dry hair and irritated scalp.

Sodium PCA
A natural moisturiser, found in all living cells. It’s function is to help maintain the water balance in the cells, which helps moisture be retained by the skin.

Soya Oil
Soy Bean Oil helps to even skin tone and smooth skin texture. Long known for its health benefits, research into the use of soy for skin care has shown multiple skin care benefits, such as: soften and smooth skin texture: High in natural source vitamin E.

St Johns Wort Extract
St johns wort soothes irritations of the skin. It has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and astringent properties. It is particularly effective for the treatment of sunburn, burns, cuts, scrapes, bruises, boils, eczema, rheumatic and muscular aches and pain.

Strawberry Extract
Rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C, it provides protection for the skin, contains soothing properties and is a wonderful toner to reduce the appearance of pores.

Sunflower Oil
Sunflower oil has a nourishing effect on the skin. It can be used for all skin types, even an oily skin. It has excellent pore-reduction qualities, so good to use on large-pored skin.

Sweet Almond Oil
Is a mild non-irritating skin oil, with good nourishing properties. Helps to keep skin soft, smooth and supple. It can be used for all skin types.

Sweet Fennel Essential Oil
Fennel oil can prevent acne and help heal minor skin inflammations. For mature skin, fennel can help to smooth and reduce signs of aging. It also has a mild firming effect, that may restore muscle tone. Giving your skin a more youthful appearance.

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Tea Tree Essential Oil
It is highly antiseptic, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Due to its anti-fungal properties Tea-tree can be applied to athlete’s foot and ringworm. Also excellent in the treatment of acne, boils, ulcers and skin eruptions. Five times more effective at killing germs than household disinfectant, yet kind to the skin.

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Vanilla Extract
The anti oxidant properties of Vanilla extract neutralizes free radicals and protects the skin. It has calming, relaxing and soothing effect on both mind and body.

Vitamin E
Extracted from vegetable oils. It is an antioxidant, which helps preserve the product that it’s in. It also helps free radical damage to the skin (sun light and environmental pollutant damage), which will help prevent wrinkles, stimulates the blood circulation and regulates the skin’s elasticity.

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Witch Hazel
A natural astringent, with anti-inflammatory properties. It tones the skin and reduces puffiness.

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Yarrow Extract
Yarrow is used for its astringent, healing and soothing effects on the skin. It can be used for oily skin, acne, large pores, wrinkles and eczema. In hair care it is useful for its strengthening , drying and healing properties, so excellent for an oily scalp.

Ylang Ylang essential Oil
Ylang-Ylang oil with is beautiful sweet and exotic floral scent. It has a sedating and calming effect, and is useful in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress and tension. It also has aphrodisiac properties. Due to its balancing action, it is suitable for both dry and oily skin types.

 

 

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