Ingredients You Will Find In Our Products
Naturally Derived Ingredients
Ingredients extracted directly from plants as opposed to being produced synthetically.
Grown avoiding the use of chemical fertilisers or synthetic products, in ground fertilised with organic fertilisers and natural minerals favourable to life within the soil, application of the precautionary principle.
An essential oil is a concentrated, hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants.
An ingredient which holds and retains moisture.
A means of increasing the water content of the skin which helps keep it soft and smooth.
Substances which can help the body eliminate or fight the effects of free radicals or which are used to prevent oxidation (i.e. degradation caused by exposure to oxygen in the atmosphere) of other ingredients within the formulation, especially lipids. Oxidation of lipids can lead to rancidity and unpleasant smells.
Ingredients You Won't Find In Our Products
Very reactive and potentially destructive molecules that have been shown to contribute to the ageing process of the skin and other tissues in the body. Free radicals can be neutralised by antioxidants.
Parabens are a class of substances widely used as preservatives in cosmetics, foods, pharmaceuticals and other household products. They keep products free from bacteria, moulds and fungi.
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) are surfactants (surface – active agent). Surfactants are a substance, like a detergent, which enables a liquid to foam and are used in many cosmetic products for its cleansing and emulsifying properties.
Silicones are synthetic materials used in cosmetics to condition skin and hair; found in shampoos, conditioners, moisturisers and lotions.
A product that is manmade, as opposed to being naturally derived.