KNOWLEDGE IS KEY WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE

* = organic ingredient

** = natural, cold-pressed, unrefined or wild-harvested ingredient

+ = component of essential oil 

Accacia Gum **

INCI: acacia senegal gum, extracted from the accacia senegal tree.

It is the dried gym exudate from the wounded branches and stems of the plant that have formed as tears on the surface. In the ancient Egypt Cleopatra was reported to have used cosmetics with accacia gum in it. 

Benefits:

- improves texture of the skin

- provides an “lifting” effect

- forming properties

- thickener, adds volume and density

Origin: France

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7214827/  

Acmella Oleracea flower extract **

INCI: splilanthes acmella flower extract 

Acmella Oleraeca aka paracress or jumbu plant, is nature’s answer to botox. This ingredient is extracted from the acmella oleracea plant and contains the N-alkylamide spilanthol. 

Traditionally this native Amazonian plant was known by the indigenous people as the toothache plant because of the pain-relieving effect. The splilanthol mimics a botox treatment by slowing down contraction and relaxing the face muscles. 

Benefits:

- fine lines and wrinkles caused by muscle tension will be reduced

- smoothes and firms the skin 

- anti-oxidant properties

Origin: South-Africa 

Source:

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20080069912A1/en

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6272129/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4827075/ 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285891131_Skin_penetration_enhancing_effect_of_the_plant_N-alkylamide_spilanthol 

Algae extract **

INCI: laminaria digitata extract, a powerful active to lessen wrinkles and stimulates production of structural skin proteins. The brownish green algae is found in the deepest of the North Atlantic ocean. The secret to aging gracefully. According to ancient legends, mermaids has been admired for their beauty due to the benefits of seaweed. 

Benefits:

- powerful anti-wrinkle active

- restores the epidermal lipid balance

- packed with vitamins, minerals and trace elements

- responsible for younger, more beautiful skin

Origin: Iceland

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6266229/ 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28770671/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6950024/ 

Aloe Vera leaf juice *

INCI: aloe barbadensis

This cactus-like plant is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids and has been used since ancient times. Aloe juice is known to penetrate the skin four times faster than water and has soothing and calming properties.

Aloe vera contains 75 potentially active constituents: vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids. It also contains vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, which are antioxidants, and vitamin B12, folic acid and choline.

The Egyptians called aloe “the plant of immortality” and the Indians called the aloe “wands of heaven” because of their wonderful medicinal powers. 

Benefits:

- anti-ageing effect on the skin

- moisturizing and emollient properties

- healing and soothing properties (sunburn / damaged skin)

- anti-bacterial, anti-septic and anti-fungal properties

- rebalance dryeness and calm delicate skin 

Origin: Spain 

Source:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26151005/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763764/ 

https://bjgp.org/content/bjgp/49/447/823.full.pdf 

https://academicjournals.org/article/article1380126326_Agarry%20et%20al.pdf 

http://www.aensiweb.com/old/GJMPR/2013/234-236.pdf 

Apricot kernel oil *

INCI: prunus armenica (apricot) kernel oil, pressed from the apricot kernels. The oil is full with fatty acids, omega 3 and 6 and rich in vitamin A and E. 

Softens your skin and gives a satin-like feel. 

Benefits:

- nourishing and soothing

- improves skin tone and increase skin radiance

- restores the skin due to the high levels of GLA (gamma linolenic acid)

- anti-inflammatory properties

Origin: Turkey

Source: 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/226703486_Apricot_kernel_Physical_and_chemical_properties   

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26785341/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31292346

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26745662  

Bakuchiol **

INCI: bakuchiol, extracted from the edible babchi seeds. It’s THE plant-based alternative for retinol. 

Bakuchiol increases cell-turnover and therefore stimulates the collagen production, helps improve skin condition by smoothing the texture, diminishing wrinkles and photo-ageing, is anti-inflammatory, has anti-aging properties and helpful with the treatment against acne. 

Benefits: 

- anti-ageing

- anti inflammatory

- antibacterial

- antioxidant

Origin: India

Source:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ratan_Chaudhuri/publication/259958456_Bakuchiol_A_Retinol-Like_Functional_Compound_Revealed_by_Gene_Expression_Profiling_Clinically_Proven_to_have_Anti-Aging_Effects/links/59e0b420aca272386b7a1b98/Bakuchiol-A-Retinol-Like-Functional-Compound-Revealed-by-Gene-Expression-Profiling-Clinically-Proven-to-have-Anti-Aging-Effects.pdf  

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24471735/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29947134  



https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24471735




https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31496474 

Baobab seed oil *

INCI: adansonia digitata seed oil, cold-pressed from the seeds of the Baobab fruit tree. A tree known as the “tree of life” because there are so many uses for every part of it, from the root to the leaves. The tree can live for 1000 years and the trunk can reach a diameter of 25 m. This oil has been part of African skincare for centuries. A rich and nourishing oil, that absorbs quickly. 

Benefits:

- hydrates, nourish and moisturizes

- packed with vitamin A, E and F

- improves skin barrier function by preventing reduced TEWL (trans-

epidermal water loss) that occurs as a result of an impaired barrier. 

- encourages regeneration of skin cells

Origin: Africa

Source:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0102695X16300874 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7827176/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28212461 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15675149  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6321735/  

Bisabolol **+

INCI: bisabolol, active component of German Chamomile oil (from the chamomile flower).

This ingredients calms and soothes the skin. 

Benefits:

- soothing and healing

- anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-irritant, anti-fungal and non-

allergenic

- skin penetration enhancer

- inhibit the synthesis of melanin 

Origin: Brazil 

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834722/ 

http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/8117/1/NPR%204(4)%20315-321.pdf

Black currant seed oil / extract *

INCI: ribes nigrum seed oil

The fruit and the oil are an important source of vitamin C. This oil is one of the few oils very high in GLA (gamma-linolenic) up to 20%. 

Because of the vitamin C content, the GLA and the phytosterols, this oil helps supporting the production of collagen and slows down skin ageing. 

Benefits:

- smooth fine lines 

- repair damaged skin and regenerate tissues

- increase the elasticity of the skin 

- nourishes, soothes and protect the skin 

- for problem, damaged, maturing and sensitive skin

Origin: Germany and Finland

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7346205/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6864632/ 

Blueberry seed oil *

INCI: vaccinium corymbosum seed oil / v. myrtillus, is made from the seeds of cold-pressed blueberries.

The oil is known for its extremely high levels of antioxidants, and high in essentials fatty acids omega 3 and 6, linoleic (40%) and alpha-linolenic (25%) acid. Also rich in phytosterols, carotenoids and vitamin E.

Benefits:

- regenerates tissues and smooth fine lines

- increase elasticity of the skin 

- combats free radical damage

- moisturizes, nourishes and softens the skin 

Origin: Poland

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3274736/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5448383/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4581264/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6864632/ 

Borage (starflower) oil *

INCI: borago officinalis, native to the mediterranean. The oil is pressed from the seeds of the beautiful, delicate borage flower. It’s very high in GLA (25%, which is the highest of any plant-oil) and in linoleum acid (35%). 

Benefits:

- regenerates, firm and rejuvenates the skin’s barrier function

- prevent wrinkles and premature ageing 

- reduces redness

- moisturizes, soothes the skin and restores the skin barrier 

- anti-oxidant (ferulic acid which is even more effective than vitamin E)

Origin: United Kingdom 

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3584109/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23633319 

Camellia seed oil *

INCI: camellia oleifera 

Coco Chanel’s beloved flower……the Camellia. 

This oil is loaded with vitamin A,B,C, E and antioxidants to protect the skin from UV, environmental exposure and free radical damage.

The precious oil is also known as tea seed oil, and is a beauty secret of ancient Geisha’s and Japanese women for centuries. 

Benefits:

- rejuvenating properties

- moisturizes and hydrates the skin

- improves complexion 

- helps minimizing the appearance of scars 

- nourish and supports the skin

 Origin: China

 Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5651070/ 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0141813014002530    

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6418447/ 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29071231/ 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31178460/ 

Castor oil *

INCI: ricinus communis see oil

Naturally high in nutrients, vitamins and fatty acids. Castor oil is deeply moisturizing, and has been used for millennia in many healing traditions. Besides the skin, hair and lashes can also benefit from this oil because it promotes hair growth. 

Benefits:

- natural moisturizer 

- boosting collagen production

- anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory 

- reduces acne

- enhance smoothness, softness and elasticity

Origin: India 

Source:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29084706/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3418662/ 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7035750/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3621469/ 

Chamomile extract *

INCI: Chamomilia Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract

Benefits:

- anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-irritant, anti-fungal and non-

allergenic

- calming 

- soothing

Origin: Germany

Source:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51382558_Complementary_Holistic_and_Integrative_Medicine_Chamomile 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834722/  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/ 

Cranberry seed oil *

INCI: vaccinium marcroparcon

A truly unique oil full with Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids in a 1:1:1 ratio. Omega 3 protects against oxidative damage and inflammation. Omega 6 strengthens and improves the barrier function. Omega 9 soothes and smoothes the skin. Vitamin A takes helpt to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Besides all of this, cranberry seed oil acts as a powerful antioxidant due to the high levels of vitamin E.  

Benefits:

anti-ageing

soothing & calming

hydrating

anti-inflammatory properties 

Origin: Canada

Source:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21305631/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7346205/ 

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Fatty-acid-composition-of-grape-seed-and-cranberry-oil_tbl1_49821530 

Cucumber extract *

INCI: cucumis satavis fruit extract 

Since ancient times different parts of the cucumber plant were used in the Ayurvedic medicine. Cucumbers have soothing and cooling effects on the skin, especially for those with an irritated or sensitive skin. 

Benefits:

- rejuvenating 

- calming, hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties

- reduce swelling

- for sagging and stressed skin 

- also suitable for oily skin 

Origin: France 

Source:

https://academicjournals.org/article/article1380726732_Akhtar%2520et%2520al.pdf 

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1091581814526892 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23098877 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3019374/ 

http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/8117/1/NPR%204(4)%20315-321.pdf 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6019722/ 

Evening Primrose oil *

INCI: oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil

This beautiful oil enhance radiance, texture and elasticity of the skin. It prevent dryness, roughness and combats fine lines and wrinkles. The oil is also known as evening star and beauty of the night because the flower seems to fluoresce at night when it opens. 

Benefits:

soothes and moisturizes 

regenerative and anti-inflammatory

anti-oxidant

high in GLA (gamma linoleic acid, Omega 6)

contains Omega 9 and vitamin E

Origin: Ukraine 

Source: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30110920 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23633319 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30065580 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834722/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20000302 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30000954 

German Chamomile *

INCI: chamomilla rectita flower oil

Similar with Roman Chamomile oil but this oil contains higher levels of chamazulene. 

Benefits:

- anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-irritant, anti-fungal and non-

allergenic

- relieves inflammation 

- calms and soothes the skin

Origin: Hungary

Source: 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115001033 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51382558_Complementary_Holistic_and_Integrative_Medicine_Chamomile 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834722/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/

Glycerin **

INCI: plant-based glycerin (from non-gmo rapeseed oil) A humectant that retains moisture to the skin, helps to soothe skin irritation and promotes wound healing.

Benefits:

- moisturize and boost the hydration level in the skin

- healing properties

- smoothes and softens the skin 

- enhancing the penetration of other ingredients into skin’s upper layers 

- hydrates and protects

Origin: France 

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5560567/ 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18510666/ 

Gotu Kola extract *

INCI: centella asiatica

This amazing extract is strongly anti aging. It stimulates collagen, protects the skin against free radicals and UV rays, improves moisture retention and is skin soothing. Centella Asisatica is also known as Indian Pennywort. 

Benefits:

- strong anti aging properties 

- collagen stimulating and firming properties

- keeps the skin cells tough and makes resistant to sagging

- scar tissue and stretch mark reduction

- wound healing properties 

anti-inflammatory

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834700/ 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27168678/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3116297/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3151377/ 

http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/8116/1/NPR%204(4)%20306-314.pdf 

http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/827248.pdf  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5560567/  

https://www.spandidos-publications.com/10.3892/ijmm.2012.1117 

Green Tea extract **

INCI: camellia sinsensis leaf extract

The extract minimizes the signs of aging. It’s soothing and has strong anti-oxidant properties. It prevents the breakdown of collagen to maintain skin elasticity, decrease puffiness, and helps to reduce inflammation, redness and skin irritations. All because of the catechins (EGCG), caffeine and tannines in green tea. Besides this, it’s great to drink a morning matcha latte or tea. 

Benefits:

- powerful anti-oxidant 

- anti-inflammatory 

- protection against photo aging 

- firming and toning properties

- promotes a radiant and youthful skin  

Orgin: France

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6930595/ 

http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/827248.pdf

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/b20f/a4817640472a41cb55b1b7f56e3b4d84c04a.pdf 

https://bmccomplementmedtherapies.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-9-27 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5514221/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3390139/    

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5514221/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2813915/  

https://www.scholarsresearchlibrary.com/articles/herbal-plants-used-as-a-cosmetics.pdf 

Hibiscus extract *

INCI: hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract

Hibiscus has a magical reputation for skin elasticity and giving a youth-boost. Besides it’s a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’S, which are known to help exfoliate), hibiscus control oily skin, clogged pores and increase moisture. 

The hibiscus flower is often called the Botox plant because of its ability to make the skin appear firmer, lifted, smoothed and younger. 

The flowers are not only stunningly beautiful, since ancient times hibiscus has been used as an ingredient in medicines and herbal teas (roselle). 

Benefits:

- contains naturally high levels of vitamin C  

- rich in anti-oxidants

- improves skin elasticity 

- firms the skin 

- moisturize the skin 

- evens skin tone 

Origin: Asia

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19849726 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7784944/  

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31583701/ 

Jojoba oil *

INCI: simmondsia chinesis, is not an oil but a liquid wax which is about mostly unsaturated esters. Those esters are similar to our natural skin sebum. Jojoba oil is rich in vitamin E, minerals, myristic acid and a substance that mimics collagen. 

Benefits:

- regenerative

- protects the skin against trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL)

- anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties 

- moisturizes and soothes the skin

- suitable for every skin type 

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24442052 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5571488/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28707186 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19146603/ 

Lechithin **

INCI: lechitine, this natural source comes from sunflower oil. A mixture of lipids, consisting of phospholipids, glycolipids and sphingolipids.

Lechitine is used as an emulsifier.

Benefits:

- rich in B vitamins

- natural anti-oxidant

- skin-penetration enhancer 

- especially for the dry and damaged skin

Origin:  Germany 

Source: 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11358109/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7827176/ 

Mango Butter *

INCI: magnifera indica (mango butter) seed butter

Soothes, softens, repairs and protect and the skin against environmental stress and damage such as pollution, sunlight and blue light. Besides all this, is gives elasticity to the skin, driving away scars and blemishes to help reverse the ageing process. 

Benefits: 

moisturize, repair, revitalize and nourish the skin

antioxidant, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory due to magniferin, a polyphenol specific to mango

rejuvenating, wound-healing and UV-ray-protective capabilities due to the high amount of nutritive unsaponifable plant compounds

contains a fair amount of natural vitamin A, C and fatty acids 

Origin: India 

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2792546/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4921070/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3249901/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6807195/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5804368/ 

Natural chelator PA-3 **

INCI: sodium phytate (aqua, alcohol), is a natural (Eco-Cert certified) chelating agent 

Benefits:

- inactivates metal ions by forming a complex between the chelator and the metal

- give a boost to the natural preservative system

- it is biodegradable 

Oat extract *

INCI: avena sativa seed extract, extracted from oat seeds. 

This extract helps a variety of skin problems like itchy skin, dry skin, eczema skin and acne skin. The beta glucans in oat have the ability to stimulate the collagen production. 

Benefits: 

- reduces redness and heals spots 

- repairs, soothes and softens the skin

- rich in vitamins A,B, E, iron, zinc, manganese and calcium

- anti-inflammatory 

- for the dry, sensitive or irritated skin 

Origin: United Kingdom 

Source: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23494974 

http://www.ijdvl.com/article.asp?issn=0378-6323;year=2012;volume=78;issue=2;spage=142;epage=145;aulast=Pazyar  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28707186 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3508548/ 

Polyglyceryl-4-oleate **

INCI: polyglyceryl-4-oleate, a vegan and palm-free emulsifier based on olive and sunflower oil. 

Benefits:

- turn into a milk by applying water

- easily rinse off without leaving greasiness or stickiness 

Pomegranate seed oil *

INCI: punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, has been used for centuries in ayurvedic medicine to tone and slow skin aging. The seeds ancient the symbol of fertility. 

Benefits:

- regenerates, repairs, reduces and prevent wrinkles

- promotes collagen and elastin production

- high amounts of anti-oxidants and polyphenols (75%) which neutralize 

and protects from harmful free radicals and UV damage

- moisturizes, nourishes and softens the skin

- calming and healing properties 

Origin: Azerbaijan

Source:

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/b20f/a4817640472a41cb55b1b7f56e3b4d84c04a.pdf 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19320737 

https://deckerfarm.com/anitoxidant.pdf 

http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/827248.pdf 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4007340/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6864632/ 

Rice bran oil *

INCI: oryza sativa

This oil is rich in antioxidants (beta-carotene, CQ10 and lycopene) and loaded with vitamin B and omega 9. It also contains natural squalene, which is an important element of our skin’s lipid production. Besides this oil help to even skin tone, reduce pigmentation, improves skin elasticity and is deeply hydrating and soothing. 

Benefits:

- regenerative and anti-inflammatory effects due to the linoleic acid

- natural small degree of sunscreen protection (oryzanol absorbs light in the UV spectrum)

- moisturizes and soothes the skin

- for the very dry, sensitive and irritated skin   

Origin: China 

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10625933 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269540976_Health_Benefits_of_Rice_Bran_-_A_Review 

https://www.mdpi.com/2079-9284/5/2/26/htm 

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/13880209.2011.596206 

Roman Chamomile essential oil *

INCI: anthemis nobilis flower oil

Used by the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians because of the healing properties of chamomile. The Egyptians dedicated this herb to the sun since it cured fevers. 

Benefits:

- anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-irritant, anti-fungal and non-

allergenic

- relieves inflammation 

- calms and soothes the skin

Origin: Hungary

Source: 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115001033 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51382558_Complementary_Holistic_and_Integrative_Medicine_Chamomile 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834722/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/

Rosa Damascena Flower water *

INCI: rosa damascena flower water

This organic rose water is obtained as a by-product in the production of organic rose oil. To do this, the petals are distilled in steam. 

This precious water maintains the PH balance, stimulates regeneration process, and has a calming effect in acne and sunburns. 

Benefits:

- moisturizing and hydrating

- rejuvenating and improves complexion 

- anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties

- reduce skin redness and puffiness and may help reducing acne 

Origin: Bulgaria

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3586833/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7835869/ 

Rosehip seed oil *

INCI: rosa mosqueta (rosehip), the rose of Mosqueta oil which was once described as “Fountain of Youth”. 

The oil is pressed from the seeds of the wild Chilean rose hips and is used by native population over centuries. 

Benefits:

regenerative and nourishing

packed with minerals and vitamins

high in vitamin A, E, and C

helps to delay skin ageing

Origin: Bulgaria and Spain

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18384191 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2214931 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29280987 

Sea Buckthorn oil *

INCI: hippophae rhamnoides 

The pulp of the sea buckthorn berries is an incredible powerhouse, loaded with vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants. Sea buckthorne oil promotes cell-regeneration and the production of collagen. It protects the skin against dryness, is anti-inflammatory, brightens the skin and has benefits for many skin conditions. 

Benefits: 

- slows down the signs of aging and make the skin look younger

- improving overall skin tone, complexion and overall glow

- antioxidant; this oil contains about 60! antioxidants  

- reducing redness and stress

- prevents acne and heals acne scars 

- can reduce photo aging due to vitamin A, C and E

- very moisturizing and nourishing for the skin

- promotes wound healing

Origin: Germany

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28526097  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30142919 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31680964 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24007892 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5438513/ 

Shea Nilotica *

INCI: vitellaria nilotica (shea) fruit butter, new variety of butter from a related species of tree that grows wild in the eastern region of Africa, northern Uganda and southern Sudan. 

Benefits:

softens, protects and nourish the skin (softer than normal shea butter due to the high olein content)

protects against UV rays

high in anti-oxidants

for a dry and sensitive skin

contains vitamin A,D,E and allantoin for moisture binding effect and protection against dehydration  

Origin: Uganda 

Source: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3140899/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5933397/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5090647/ 

Sodium Levulinate **

natural preservative, obtained from the sodium salt of levulinic acid.

Benefits:

- gentle, natural preservative 

- inhibits the growth of airborne micro-organisms including bacteria 

and mold

- approved for use in organic cosmetics

Sodium Anisate **

natural preservative, obtained from anise and fennel.

Benefits: 

- gentle, natural preservative

- anti-microbial and anti-fungal agent 

- approved for use in organic cosmetics

Snow Mushroom *

(plant-based alternative for hyaluronic acid)

INCI: tremella fuciformis extract

Tremella fuciformis is the polysaccharide from the snow white mushroom, and edible white jelly mushroom. In China, Snow Mushroom is a popular anti-aging supplement. 

Benefits:

- anti-ageing properties

- firming effect

- superior moisturizing

- also a natural alternative to silicones

Origin: China

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5561887/  

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305078746_Mushroom_Cosmetics_The_Present_and_Future 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7323351/ 

Strawberry seed oil *

INCI: fragaria ananassa seed oil

The light-weight oil is made from the cold-pressed seeds of the strawberry and can vary in colour and scent. It preserves collagen and is rich in ellagic acid which is a powerful anti-oxidant that protects skin damage caused by free radical damage and environmental stress. The tiny seeds are a by-product of the juice and food industry so there is no waste. 

Benefits:

- gentle anti-wrinkle active

- rich source in vitamin A,B and E and packed with minerals

- moisturizing and repairing 

- brightens skin

- for damaged, sensitive and mature skin  

Origin: United Kingdom

Source: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6177135/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6864632/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4974471/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3274736/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4632771/  

https://deckerfarm.com/anitoxidant.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31108769 

Vitamin E **

INCI: tocopherol, a powerful anti-oxidant that promotes healing, skin cell regeneration and protects from free radical damage. It is found widely in nature, particularly in wheatgerm oil, safflower oil and hazelnut oil.  

Benefits:

- strong anti-oxidant which neutralizes free radicals caused by too much 

sun or environmental pollution

- reduces skin damage due to UV radiation 

- smooths the surface of the skin

- increase the hydration of the stratum corneum 

- helps prevent premature skin ageing 

Origin: Europe

Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30201294 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4578028/ 

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/82141945.pdf  

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.553.7088&rep=rep1&type=pdf 

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.540.446&rep=rep1&type=pdf 

Xanthan gum *

INCI: xanthan gum

A polysaccharide produced by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris, during the fermentation process.

Benefits:

- skin hydration due to reduced transepidermal water loss

- imparts a unique lubricity

- thickener, adds volume and density 

Origin: France

Source:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33436254/ 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29103488/ 

Ylang Ylang essential oil *

INCI: cananga odorate flower oil, the flower of flowers in Malayan language, “Alang Ilang” indicating the way the flowers hang. The tree is also known as “the perfume tree”. The oil is produced by steam distillation of the three’s fresh flowers. 

Benefits:

- anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties

- calming and relaxing

- sweet, floral scent

Source:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26294929/ 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115001033 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29574906 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26665978