CHIDEM product formulations are free from Parabens, Synthetic fragrance, Mineral oil, Petrolatum, Sulphate detergents, Synthetic colours and Animal ingredients except Beeswax and Honey. In addition, CHIDEM products do not contain potential irritants including: ethylene and propylene glycol, UREA, PEG's, PPGs, D.E.A, Silicon, T.E.A, PABA, Aliphatic alcohols/hydrocarbons, Phthalates, Fumarates, Amines, Alkanolamines, synthetic AHAs/BHAs, Polyacrylamide, Metacrylate, Elastomer, Poloxamer, Styrene, Vinyl, Polyquaternium, Nylon, Nitriles, Nitrates, Nitrosamine releasers, Bromates, Aluminium and Alumina.
Acai Berry Oil (Euterpe Oleraca Fruit Oil): Origin: Brazil
Acai berry abounds in essential fatty acids such as Omega 3, Omega 6, and Omega 9. There are also many other vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, E, and C, minerals such as Phosphorus, Calcium, and Potassium, as well as polyphenols, anthocyanins, and phytosterols. Acai berries help support natural energy; healthy hair, skin and nails, and antioxidant levels.
Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis): Origin: Australia
An anti-inflammatory agent helping to reduce scarring and sun spots by stimulating connective tissue formation and repair process due to its rejuvenating and hydrating effects. It is antiseptic and antibacterial.
Allantoin (Comfrey Herb Extract)
Allantoin is the most important and most active natural ingredient found in the root of the comfrey herb. Stimulates cell proliferation, healing wounds and stimulating the growth of healthy tissue. It promotes skin cell regeneration and helps sensitive skin to become more resilient, counteracting dryness and cracking. It promotes the skin's own healing process and helps to retain skin moisture.
Arctic Cranberry Seed Extract (Oxycoccus palustris)
Provides Essential Fatty Acids and Tocotrienols, offering excellent for nourishing and moisturising properties, protecting the skin in the most natural way.
Andiroba Oil (Carapa guaianensis Seed Oil): Origin: Guyana
Andiroba oil is an emollient oil taken from the seeds of the Andiroba Tree. These trees are found mostly in tropical countries like Guyana and the Amazon. It is rich in alpha-hydroxyl acids and fatty acids that are known to prevent and diminish all signs of aging like wrinkles, dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It keeps skin healthy by minimizing the skin’s puffiness while promoting collagen production which makes skin hydrated, conditioned and plump.
Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus persica): Origin:
Enhances skin elasticity and has a soft and smooth quality on the skin. It works very well in anti-wrinkle/skin rejuvenation products for sensitive dry skin. Its wonderfully light texture makes it easily absorbed into the epidermis or uppermost levels of the skin.
Argan Oil (Argania spinosa): Origin: Morrocco.
Very rich in the Essential Fatty Acid; Linoleic acid, which helps the body to reduce inflammation by producing prostaglandins. Regenerates the skin in the neck and eye area treating sensitive and wrinkled areas. Organic Moroccan Argan Oil is an incredibly rich source of vitamins and antioxidants too. It is quickly absorbed by the hair leaving it silky smooth, shiny and beautifully conditioned. It detangles hair, eliminates frizz, nourish and protect the skin and hair adding luminous shine.
Arnica Extract (Arnica Montana): Origin: Siberia and North West North America.
Popular remedy for bruises, wounds, pain and swellings. Stimulates the mopping up and reabsorption of blood from the bruised tissue and hastens the replacement of damaged tissue with new cells.
Asparagus Extract: Origin: France
A pure, vegetable based alternative to animal based collagen and elastin.
Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima) Origin: Holland
Nourishing oil, rich in vitamins. Gives shine and lustre to dry, tired and mature skin. It decreases the aging process of skin and has the highest content of vitamin D. It contains high levels of Palmitoleic acid (10%) which decreases in aging skin.
Batana/ Ojon Butter (Elaesis Oleifera Kernal Oil): Origin: Honduras
Batana oil has a long tradition of use by the Miskito people of Honduras. The oil is extracted from the nut of a palm native to the Americas. Batana oil promotes thick, shiny hair growth and is effective in repairing damaged hair. It has high levels of oleic and linoleic acid and lower levels of palmitic acid and other saturated fatty acids. It acts like a natural dye treatment turning white hair into a brownish colour after several uses. It is also great for scars and for your skin. It takes 8000 nuts to create 3 cups of batana oil.
Baobab (Adansonia digitata): Origin: Senegal
Baobab Oil is known for its anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties. It is an emollient, with soothing, softening and restructuring effect on the skin and hair. The oil improves skin elasticity and skin regeneration and contains up to 35% Omega 6 and 3% Omega 3 essential fatty acids. Contains vitamins A, D, E and F (up to 38% vitamin F).
Beeswax (Cera flava): Origin: Zambia
Creates a protective barrier for the skin and lips.
Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium bergamia): Origin:
Bergamot is named after the Italian town of Bergamo where the fruit was originally cultivated. This refreshing essential oil is extracted from the bergamot fruits, and is widely used by aromatherpists to relieve stress, depression and insomnia.
The human body converts beta-carotene into Vitamin A (Retinol) - beta-carotene is a precursor of vitamin A. We need vitamin A for healthy skin and mucus membranes, our immune system, and good eye health and vision. Beta-carotene, like all carotenoids, is an antioxidant that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules protecting the body from free radicals.Carotene helps combat dry and tired skin.
Black Pepper Essential Oil (Piper nigrum): Origin: Madagascar
Black Pepper is best known as a culinary spice. The warming benefits of the essential oil are used in aromatherapy for muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, sprains and stiffness; it is also used for colds and flu.
Blackcurrant Extract (Ribes nigrum): Origin: UK
It is the only plant oil containing Omega 6 and Omega 3 Fatty Acids in an optimal physiological ratio. Produced with Supercritical CO2 extraction methods resulting in a high quantity of Omega 3 (33-34%), 15-20% GLA and 12-14% Omega 6.
Broccoli Seed Oil (Cocos nucifera)
The rare structure of fatty acids contained in broccoli seed oil, includes approximately 50% Erucic acid, an Omega-9 fatty acid that helps to give a glossy shine to hair just like silicone would. It also gives shine and gloss to dull and lifeless skin. Broccoli seed creates an amazing gloss and is excellent to use as an emollient and moisturiser for dry, damaged and frizzy hair.
Brown Algae (Pelvetia Canaliculata (&) Laminaria Digitata): Origin: Britanny
A natural remedy for temporary hair loss. Activity tests have shown that when used in Hair Care products (twice a day for two months) it increases the number of hairs by 10% while increasing hair growth by 27%.
Cardamom Essential Oil (Elettaria cardomum): Origin: Papua New Guinea
The spice cardamom is the seed of Eletteria cardamomum. Closely related to ginger, cardamom has green, sword-shaped leaves and white flowers with pink veining. Considered to be the world’s third most expensive spice, cardamom is most commonly sold in the pod (whole or split) as seeds rapidly lose freshness outside the pod, and ground cardamom loses its flavour quickly. Cardamom essential oil has a warm, spicy, aromatic top note that becomes woody and balsamic, then sweet and almost floral on the dry-out.
Caviar Extract (Russian Osetra Caviar Extract, Sturgeon Caviar): Origin: Russia
Caviar extract was found to speed up the natural production of collagen up to 67% and significantly reduces the protein cross linking. Caviar extract is very rich in vitamins A, D, B1, B2, B6 and micro-elements Co, Cu, P, Si, Zn as well as amino acids. Those ingredients intensify the processes inside the skin cells and at the same time slow down the aging process by moisturizing the skin. Caviar extract firms your skin and provides the highest possible level of hydration.In researched studies caviar extract has also been shown to improve skin mitochondrial function and reduce the typical inflammatory environment around the aged skin cells.
Calendula Oil (Calendula officinalis): Origin: United Kingdom
High in calendulin, carotene, waxes, tannins, phosphorous and vitamins A and C, which treat scarred, damaged, itchy and irritated skin. Highly recommended for pre and post-sun to prevent damage caused by sun bathing.
Carrot Oil and Extract (Daucus carota)
Gives the skin colour, shine and nourishment so excellent for dull, tired, dehydrated, sun damaged or mature skin. Carrot oil improves complexion, tone and creating a fresher appearance.
Castor Oil (Ricinus communis): Origin: India
It enhances skin elasticity and has a soft and smooth quality on the skin. It draws out the dirt when used in cleansers. It is used for enhancing shine and glossiness to dull, dry and tired skin.
Cedarwood Essential Oil (Juniperus virginiana): Origin: Morocco
This essential oil has a woody odour reminiscent of pencil sharpenings. It is widely used in fine fragrances and aftershave lotions.
Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum): Origin: Sri Lanka / India
Cinnamomum zeylanicum is a medium-size tree native to the island of Sri Lanka, which remains the major producer. Cinnamon leaf essential oil has spicy and warm, mouth watery undertones with a crispy note.
Chamomile Water (Chamaemelum nobile): Origin: South Africa / Morocco
Chamomile is wonderful for Skin and Baby Care due to its calming properties. Also works well for Sunburn products and can help to relieve itching.
Chamomile Essential Oil/Extract (Anthemis nobilis): Origin: South Africa / Morocco
This herb takes its name from the Greek kamai (ground) and melon (apple) because of the sweet apple-like fragrance it releases. The essential oil is considered a gentle oil by aromatherapists and medical herbalists have used chamomile for soothing the skin for centuries.
Clove Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus): Origin: Madagascar / Indonesia
The clove is well known as a culinary spice. This colorful tree is admired for its beauty as its leaves change gradually throughout the year from yellow to pink to dark metallic green. The essential oil is distilled from the buds and provides a sweet familiar aroma and warming element to essential oil blends.
Corn and Wheat Protein: Origin: France
It enhances the moisture binding ability of the hair by penetrating deep in to the hair. It gives sparkle, shine and bounce to hair. It also penetrates down through the top six layers of the epidermis, enhancing the moisture content of the skin. It gives the skin a soft, healthy moist appearance.
Copaiba Balsam (Copaifera officinalis): Origin: Brazil
Antibacterial, disinfectant and stimulant properties. The resin contains caryophyllene, a phytochemical with strong anti-inflammatory, fungal and pain relieving properties.
Essential for "cell breathing". Skin enzymes will release active antioxidants, regenerate the skin and reduce the depth of wrinkles. Coenzyme Q10 and vitamin E will help to balance the endogenous antioxidant level. Reduces the effects of photo-aging.
Cocoa Butter: Origin: South America / Africa
Organic and derived from the Cocoa Bean found on the Cocoa Tree, a tropical evergreen grown in South America and Africa. Gives softness, nourishment and protection to skin.
Coconut Butter (Cocos nucifera)
Due to its fattiness, it has excellent lubricating and softening properties on the skin. It is also used for its beneficial hair care qualities, such as making the hair shiny and glossy.
A natural prebiotic for the skin derived partly from inulin (from chicory root) & partly from the natural sugars resulting from an enzymatic process. In the presence of a prebiotic, the friendly bacteria can recover and grow faster than the harmful bacteria. These friendly organisms help to create a barrier against damage caused by pollution, temperature changes, excess sun or cold.
Cucumber Oil (Cucumis sativus): Origin: Chile
Contains nutrients like Vitamin C and caffeic acid which help to soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling. It soothes, cools and helps to reduce under-eye bags and dark circles around the eyes.
Cupuacu Exfoliant (Theobroma grandiflorium): Origin: South American Rainforest
From the seeds of the Organic Cupuacu tree, harvested in a sustainable development managed within the South American Rainforest. These fine bio-scrub particles provide a stimulating, yet gentle scrub action with low abrasion on the skin.
Cypress Essential Oil (Cupressus sempervirens) Origin: France / Spain
This large evergreen tree has been regarded as an ancient symbol of comfort and solace. The woody-evergreen odor of cypress essential oil is similar to pine and juniper berry. It is said to have sedative properties and can help relieve respiratory problems.
Otherwise known as pro-vitamin B5, this B vitamin is necessary for the normal functioning of the skin and has a moisturising effect. It also helps stimulate cellular renewal.
Echinacea Extract (Echinacea purpurea): Origin: North America
It regulates and soothes the skin and enhances the overall immunity. Treats wounds, skin infections, inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus globulus) Origin: Australia
Native to Australia, eucalyptus shoots are a favorite food of the koala. The cooling essential oil produced from the leaves and twigs has decongestant properties and is used by aromatherapists to ease muscular aches and pains.
Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis)
A very good source of omega 6 fatty acids and contains a high quantity of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) which its deficiencies will cause dryness, loss of suppleness and wrinkling. Evening primrose is the best GLA-rich oil for sensitive skin types and acne-prone skin. It has a moisture-retaining effect, prevents drying of the skin, and increases the cells ability to absorb oxygen and to withstand disease.
Eye Bright Extract (Euphrasia spp): Origin: England
Eyebright is used to give relief from redness, swelling, and visual disturbances due to eye infections.
Frankincense Water (Boswellia sp.): Origin: Somaliland
A genuine hydrolate produced naturally as a by-product of essential oil distillation - uplifting and toning. Refines skin texture.
Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia carteri): Origin: Somaliland
Frankincense is an aromatic resin collected as droplets from the trunk of the tree. It is widely used as incense and the essential oil is produced by distillation of the resinous droplets. Frankincense essential oil is used by aromatherpists for anxiety and stress related conditions and to restore a sense of equilibrium.
Geranium Water (Pelargonium x asperum): Origin: Madagascar
A rich, luscious, sweet floral fragrance with a wonderful rosy note. It is a humectant, attracting moisture and holding it in the skin. Very cooling, so can be used after sun or on skin rashes.
Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolens): Origin: Egypt
This essential oil provides a wonderfully uplifting fragrance. Pelargonium graveolens, known as rose-scented geranium has a powerful rose-like odour. This luxurious oil is most commonly used in aromatherapy for its toning and balancing properties.
Ginseng Extract: Origin: China
Builds vital energy to the skin and combats the physical effects of stress and fatigue. It is an effective antioxidant – lowering the levels of free radicals in the blood, contributing to anti-aging effects. It has toning and vitalising effects on the skin helping to balance the oil gland production and improving the skin texture.
Ginkgo Extract (Ginkgo biloba): Origin: China
It has great ability to improve circulation and act as an antioxidant. It is believed to protect cells from damage. Ginkgo biloba is known for its great revitalising, stimulating, and firming qualities. It has been found to improve circulation by helping to increase healthy blood flow to skin, and is therefore good for bringing nutrients to the skin and ultimately improving the appearance of the skin.
The glycerin we use is always vegetable derived. It is a humectant (attracts water), drawing atmospheric water onto the skin to aid hydration.
Grape Seed Oil (Vitis vinifera): Origin: Turkey
With its high content of omega 6 (Linoleic Acid), grape seed oil relieves problems with poor blood circulation.
Green and Pink Clay
Clays (pink and green) are dried naturally under the sun and are intensively rich in minerals such as oxides, magnesium, calcium, potassium, dolomite, silica, manganese, phosphorus, silicon, copper and selenium. The developed clay masks, draw out impurities, soak up excess oiliness, improve blood circulation, deep cleanse and detoxify.
Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus grandis): Origin: Argentina / Spain
The name grapefruit originated because the fruits grow in clusters that resemble grapes. An uplifting and reviving oil it is used by aromatherapists for detoxifying.
Twice as effective as glycerine – It has the ability to moisturize the hair, penetrate the endo-cuticle region and help to repair split ends.
The ‘Beauty Herb’, Horsetail is considered to strengthen connective tissue and skin. It closes the pores, stimulates the production of new skin cells.
Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate)
It is the most efficient humectant that can attract from 600-1000 times its own weight in water so it plumps up the skin and gives it volume. It is one of the chief components of the extracellular skin matrix and it contributes significantly to cell proliferation. Its hydrating and rejuvenating properties result in increased skin smoothness, softening, collagen production and decreased wrinkles.
Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale) : Origin: Egypt / Morocco / Saudi Arabia
Jasmine is considered to be one of the most important flowers used in perfumery. Its intense floral aroma helps produce feelings of optimism, confidence, euphoria and it can invigorate and help lift depression.
Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis): Origin: Arizona / California
It has protecting and moisture-retaining qualities and helps unclog the pores. It is an excellent oil for protecting the skin from water, wind, dirt, cold and all kinds of weather conditions. It is excellent for treating acne as it works as an emulsifier to unclog the pores. High in Omega 7 and 9.
Kiwi Seed Oil (Actinidia chinensis): Origin: New Zealand
It contains a very high level of omega 3 fatty acids (up to 65%) and other micro nutrients. Skin studies have shown that it improves skin condition and protects against moisture loss. Kiwi seed oil is excellent for treating sensitive and oily and large-pored skin as it helps to rebalance the skin. It also helps to treat all kinds of skin infections, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, pimples and boils. It is useful in the repair of damaged skin tissue, varicose veins and skin overexposed to sunlight, and reducing or healing fine lines around the eyes, wrinkles and scars. It helps to give elasticity to the skin.
Kukui Nut Oil (Aleurites moluccana): Origin: Hawaii
Kukui Nut Oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the Aleurites moluccana tree which is native to Hawaii. It is high in Omega 3 (linoleic acid) and Omega 6 (alpha-linoleic acid) both of which prevent water loss from the skin and help improve the skins’ elasticity. It also contains vitamins A, C and E, providing anti-oxidants to help protect the skin. It has been proven very effective in treating superficial burns and skin irritations. Kukui Nut Oil is rapidly absorbed, penetrates deeply and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. It has rejuvenating and soothing effects and is perfect for dry, mature, damaged and sensitive skin.
Lavender Water (Lavandula angustifolia): Origin: France
A beauty product that has excellent healing and rejuvenating properties. Well-known for calming the mind and body.
Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) Origin: France
This comforting, calming oil has been widely used since the late 16th Century. More recently research has shown the benefits of this versatile oil to help induce a restful night’s sleep.
Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon): Origin: South Africa
Lemon essential oil is cold pressed from the peel of the fruit. The oil is contained within glands in the outer layer of the peel. The oil is used in aromatherapy and has a refreshing and uplifting effect. Studies have shown that dispersing lemon oil into the atmosphere helps improve concentration.
Lupine protein: Origin: France
Helps to renew the skin’s outer layer, reduce the depth of wrinkles, stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. It also stimulates wound healing, reduce dark spots, stimulate skin thickening and reduce skin roughness.
Macadamia Nut Oil (Macadamia tetraphylla): Origin: Kenya
Increases moisture retention properties, which will make your skin glow, make your complexion look brighter and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It contains 20% palmitoleic acid. Palmitoleic acid also occurs naturally in our skin as part of sebum, where its job is to maintain moisture levels. The level of palmitoleic acid is reduced with age, which results in drier skin.
Mandarin Essential Oil (Citrus nobilis): Origin:
Mandarin essential oil has an intensely sweet top note, with a rich, floral undertone reminiscent of neroli.
May Chang Essential Oil (Litsea cubeba): Origin: China
May chang is the common name given to the fragrant essential oil from a small tropical tree native to China. It is used as a perfumery ingredient for its sweet citrus odor which is similar to lemongrass but more refined.
Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum Murumuru): Origin: Brazil
Murumuru butter is obtained from the seeds of the Astrocaryum Murumuru tree which is native to Brazil.
It is extremely high in vitamin A, making it a superb anti-oxidant. It is also rich in oleic and linoleic acids which help create a permeable barrier to prevent water loss and give it excellent emollient properties for both skin and hair. Murumuru butter helps promote flexibility, hydration and provides gloss to the hair.
Natural AHA (Alpha Hydroxyl Acids)
A concentrated blend of five botanical extracts of bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange, and lemon shown to promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal and have excellent moisturising properties. It exfoliates dead skin cells and replaces them with fresh cells, evening skin tone.
Nettle Leaves and Extract (Urtica dioica): Origin: Bulgaria
Cleanses and clarifies oily skin and soothes sensitive skins with surface blood capillaries. Nettle has a positive effect on dry, sensitive skins with eczema or allergic rashes because of the antihistamines and sulphur found in the Tincture.It works well for treating dandruff and an oily scalp as it stimulates the blood circulation.
Neroli Water (Citrus aurantium): Origin: Morocco
Relieves stress and calms your senses. Used for sensitive and oily skin due to its astringent effects.
Neroli Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium v. amara): Origin: Morocco
Also known as bitter orange oil. This oil has uplifting and restorative properties. For this reason aromatherapists use it to help treat depression, anxiety and insomnia.
Palmarosa Essential Oil (Cymbopogon martinii): Origin: India
Palmarosa is a flowering grass that is native to India and is in the same family as Citronella and Lemongrass. It has a fresh, floral, sweet rosy scent similar to Rose Geranium. Aromatherapists have used palmarosa oil for stress, nervous tension, grief and anger.
Papaya Oil (Carica Papaya): Origin: Kenya
The papaya seed oil has high quantities of oleic acid; up to 74%. Papaya seed is: anti-inflammatory; analgesic (pain-relieving); and also helps to treat fungal infections. It has a nourishing, moisturising and water-retaining effect by stopping trans-epidermal water loss (TWL). It is an excellent oil for treating rashes and minor skin problems.
Patchouli Essential Oil (Pogostemon cablin): Origin: Indonesia
Patchouli has reviving and stimulating properties and is used by aromatherapists to help soothe skin and help calm stress. The sweet, spicy, heady odor of patchouli makes it a very popular aphrodisiac fragrance.
Panicum Miliaceum Seed Extract (Millet Seed), Tannic Acid (Oak): Origin: Switzerland.
Botanical silicon from millet promotes the production of the skin's structural proteins and collagen. Tannins from oak gives the skin a silky feeling and improves the skin profile. As natural complexing agents they neutralise harmful metal ions and protect the skin with their anti-oxidative properties. Reduces lines and wrinkles for a younger skin appearance.
Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha piperita): Origin: India
Refreshing and invigorating, it helps to tone and stimulate the skin and makes a cooling, refreshing foot bath.
Petitgrain Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium v. amara): Origin: Paraguay
This essential oil was originally obtained from the small green unripe fruits of the bitter orange tree. The name was retained after the leaves and twigs became the main source of the oil. Petitgrain has balancing and uplifting properties and helps to relieve tension.
Pine Essential Oil (Pinus sylvestris): Origin: Austria
Refreshing, stimulating and invigorating, this oil is taken from the needles of the Scots pine.
Pink Himalayan Salt: Origin: Pakistan
Known in the Himalayas as “white gold,” Himalayan Crystal Salt contains the same 84 natural minerals and elements found in the human body. This form of salt has also been maturing over the past 250 million years under intense tectonic pressure, creating an environment of zero exposure to toxins and impurities. The minerals and nutrients in the salt are delivered to your cells in the form of “ions”, making it easier for your body to absorb and utilize them. Himalayan bath salts can improve the texture, tone and appearance of your skin, combat water retention, promote sinus health, prevent muscle cramping and soreness, regulate sleep, and even decrease stress.
Pomegranate Extract: Origin: Armenia
High in ellagic acid and extremely effective in increasing bodies own built-in antioxidant; glutathione, which protects the DNA in cells from free radical damage. The extract regulates cell turnover and gives the cell time to divide normally and form completely.
Pumpkin Seed Oil (Cucurbita pepo): Origin: China
Excellent lifting/firming oil due to its high zinc content. It is high in vitamins A, beta-carotene, B2, B3, potassium, magnesium, omega 3, 6 and 9. The most valuable oil for lifting dry, mature and damaged skin.
Rare alpine plant Epilobium fleischeri (Epilobium fleischeri extract): Origin:
It is an innovative treatment against oily skin and its related problems. It reduces sebum production and oily appearance of skin,reduces the size of pores, inflammation and production of 5a-reductase.
Rice Bran Oil (Oryza Sativa): Origin: Japan
Known for its mild and softening properties on the skin. A good source of omega 6 essential fatty acid and various antioxidants that have benefits for human health. Once rice bran oil is applied to the skin it fosters surface microcirculation and skin metabolism, providing protection against premature aging. It influences oil secretion, absorbs UV rays and helps prevent oxidation. It is excellent for dry, sensitive skin and newly created skin such as baby skin but also for mature skin because of the oil’s high antioxidant content.
Rose Water (Rosa X damascene): Origin: France
Rose adds and helps to retain moisture and is suitable for normal, dry, mature and sensitive skin. Good for healing emotional scars.
Rosehip Oil (Rosa canina): Origin: Chile
A luxurious vegetable oil with a source of omega 3 and 6, vitamin F, which is very effective for cell and tissue regeneration and very good for treating all kinds of skin infections such as acne and pimples. It treats oily skin healing fine lines around the eyes, wrinkles, scars and sun spots. It is an excellent source of trans-retinoic acid, a natural precursor of vitamin A.
Rosemary Oil and Extract (Rosmarinus officinalis): Origin: Spain / France
Medicinal plant which is rich in biologically active compounds, including antioxidants such as carnosic acid and rosmarinic acid. It is also rich in microelements and nutrients including iron, calcium, vitamins and antioxidants, pinene, camphor, cineole, verbenon and other components which provide skin with a multitude of benefits and improve skin quality.It contains naturally powerful antioxidants which inhibit the activities of free radicals and slow the effects of aging. Rosemary Oil has skin lightening effects and helps to naturally correct age spots.
Sandalwood Essential Oil (Santalum album): Origin: India / Albany / Saudi Arabia
Precious sandalwood oil was often referred to as "Liquid Gold". Its subtle, woody, balsamic odor helps instil a sense of calm and well-being. It is one of the most calming incenses and therefore one of the most popular for use in meditation for its ability to compose the mind and enhance mental clarity.
Sea Buckthorn Pulp Extract (Hippophae rhamnoides): Origin: Pakistan
Excellent skin nourishing and cell rejuvenating effects with high levels of Omega 3 and GLA. 1kg of the Pulp Extract is equivalent to 8-14kg of the raw material.
Siberian Ginseng Extract: Origin: Siberia
Extracted from the Siberian Ginseng Root. A natural skin-tightening ingredient that can help to physically 'lift' sagging skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Silk Amino Acids
Produced by the hydrolysis of pure silk fibres. Silk amino acid powder contains 100% fibroin, which consists of eighteen amino acids and trace elements. Silk amino acids are of low molecular weight, allowing them to penetrate deep into the skin and hair shaft. They have excellent water-binding properties and thus maintain moisture levels in the skin and hair. Silk amino acids help retain elasticity in the hair and impart a soft and smooth feel to the skin and hair.
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii): Origin: Ghana.
Organic fruit of the Shea Butter Tree, which grows wild in West Africa. This soft and lovely organic Shea Butter comes from a women’s community project in northern Ghana. Good for moisturising, protecting and healing the skin, especially dry and damaged skin. It contains 5-10% phytosterol, which stimulates cell growth.
Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract: Formulation from France and buds of flowers cultivated in South Africa by a cooperative of local farmers.
Scientifically proven to restructure, firm and smooth the face and body by stimulating fibroblasts and reorganising the dermis, leading to firmer and smoother skin.
Helps to bind moisture in the skin at deeper levels than Glycerine.
Sunflower Oil (Helianthus annuus)
This vibrant plants Latin name comes from the Greek ‘helios’ meaning sun and ‘anthos’ meaning flower. It is an incredibly versatile plant recognized worldwide for its ornamental and economic importance. The oil produced from the seeds contains relatively high levels of vitamin E and is a beneficial ingredient in moisturising skin treatments.
Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) Origin: Australia
This powerful essential oil comes from the leaves and the twigs of the Australian tea tree. Originally used in Aboriginal medicine it is now used widely by aromatherapists and herbalists utilising its antibacterial properties for a variety of skin conditions.
Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate)
Vitamin A nourishes the skin, counteracts inflammations and protects cell membranes and other structures within the cells from the damage caused by free radicals and in this way helps to prevent skin disorders.
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B-complex has shown to improve the ability of the epidermis, the upper-most layer of the skin, to retain moisture leading to softer, smoother skin with less dryness and flakiness, and a reduction of fine lines. Vitamin B12 helps to regulate your skin's pigment production and location, preventing hyperpigmentation - the darkening of skin in certain parts of your body. Vitamin B3 is used to improve the appearance or severity of some skin conditions, whereas Vitamin B5 can help to minimise acne by helping the body to breakdown oils in the form of triglycerides and cholesterol.
Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate)
Vitamin C helps fight skin ageing and is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in our body. Our body needs Vitamin C to make collagen – a protein that helps support tendons, ligaments and blood vessels and keeps the skin and other organs together. Vitamin C improves overall skin complexion.
Nourishes the skin, counteracts inflammations and protects cell membranes and other structures within the cells from the damage caused by free radicals helping to prevent skin disorders. Vitamin E stimulates cell turnover, leading to brighter younger looking skin, reversing the aging process.
Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia): Origin: Madagascar
The familiar rich, warm scent of vanilla comes from the seedpods of a plant from the orchid family. Vanilla is believed to be calming and relaxing and to soothe feelings of anger, frustration and irritability. When harvested, the seedpods are carefully cured for around six months to produce the distinctive odor, which makes vanilla extremely expensive.
Watermelon seed oil (Citrullus vulgaris): Origin: USA and Egypt
Rich in B vitamins treating dry, oily, acne-prone and maturing skin. It provides nourishing moisture without clogging the pores and has excellent pore size reduction qualities. It helps to eliminate sebum, the dirt and grease that build up in your skin.
Which Hazel Glycerol Extract (Amamelis virginiana): Origin: Canada
As well as being astringent, it is anti-inflammatory, making it useful in treating oily or large-pored skin or minor pimples. Its high tannins content (up to 10%) has a strengthening astringent effect on veins and is therefore very useful for treating varicose veins and minor capillary problems. The external skin forms a protective covering after the tannins have tightened the proteins and underlying blood vessels, thus reducing inflammation.
Ximenia Oil (Ximenia americana): Origin: South Africa
Ximenia oil is obtained from the seed kernel of the Ximenia americana, a small tree or shrub found in Southern Africa. Ximenia oil helps to preserve the integrity of the cell wall and has a restructuring and anti-ageing effect on the skin, making it perfect for mature skin types. Oleic acid, which comprises approximately 50% of the oil, penetrates deep into the skin and hair and helps retain moisture levels, making the skin and hair softer. It penetrates deep into the hair cuticle, helping make the hair more manageable.
Yarrow Extract (Achillea millefolium): Origin: Aboca
Yarrow is used for its astringent, healing and soothing effects on the skin. It strengthens skin tone. It is used for oily skin, acne, large pores, wrinkles and eczema. It has strengthening, drying and healing properties for the scalp. It is effective for treating dandruff, itchiness and small wounds on the scalp. It has also been shown to help counteract hair loss.
Brewer’s Yeast extract mimics the action of collagen. It imparts greater elasticity, more resilience and a youthful look to skin through its moisture-binding and lifting properties. Soluble collagen provides an important function in the skin matrix, not only for its structural properties, but also for its ability to help hold moisture in the dermis. The appearance of the skin is directly proportional to its ability to bind water. Upon ageing, the collagen and elastin content in connective tissue reduces with an accompanying decrease in ability to retain moisture. The skin becomes thinner, takes on an aged appearance and eventually develops wrinkles
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata): Origin: Madagascar
The name ylang ylang comes from the Malay for 'flower of flowers'. Rich heady floral fragrance. When added to the bath the fragrant aroma can help to lift the spirits and have aphrodisiac properties!