Glossary

Where skin care jargon is deconstructed, ingredients are explained, and empowerment is gained! Our glossary aims to demystify ingredients, and make it easier to read ingredient labels and understand what each item is and does. Please do bare with us as we continue to grow this database.

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Argan Oil [Argania Spinosa Oil]

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Almond Oil [Almond Oil]

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C

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Cucumbers [Cucumis Sativus]

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Calendula Extract [Calendula officinalis]

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Chia Seed Oil [Salvia Hispanica]

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Glacial Clay

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Jojoba [Simmondsia Chinensis]

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Lavender Extract [Lavandula Angustifolia]

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O

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Q

R

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Rasberries [Rubus Idaecus Fruit Extract]

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Tea Tree Oil [Melaleuca Alternifolia]

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Lavender Extract

Lavandula angustifolia

Anti-Bacterial properties - Able to kill acne-inducing bacteria

Healing Benefits - Promotes the speedy healing of skin tissue

Natural calming effects - Reduces inflammation and soothes irritation

Cucumbers

Cucumis Sativus

Water - Makes up 95% of this ingredient, making it is superb base for hydration

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) - Loghtens dark spots and makes skin more radiant

Caffeic Acid - An antioxidant that prevents wrinkles

Fatty Acids - Keep skin hydrated and plump

Jojoba

Simmondsia Chinensis

Anti-bactrial Properties - Able to kill acne-inckucing bacteria

Healing benfits - Promotes the speedy healing of skin tissue

Natural calming effects - Reduces inflammation and soothes irritation

Glacial Clay


Purifying Properties - To effectively target and draw out dead skin cells and impurties

Anti-inflammatory effects - To soothe and reduce swelling and puffiness

Exfoliation benefits - To remove excess oils and stimulate the regenration of damaged skin tissue.

Raspberries

Rubus Idaecus Fruit Extract

Vitacim C: Brightens the skin

Beta-carotene: Boosts skin health and protects against UV radiation

Glutathione: Decreases wrinkles and improves skin elasticity

Vitamin E: Reduces sun damage

Polyphenol: Helps prevent inflammation

Argan Oil


Antioxidant benefits - Potent in fatty acids (including linoleic acid) and vitamin E,

Anti bacterial properties - Able to treat and prevent bacterial and fungal skin infections

Anti-aging effects - boosts skin elasticity and delivers maximum moisture, whilst still reducing excess oil production on the surface of one's skin

Almond Oil

Rich in retinol - Vitamin - A stimulates new skin cell production and reduces fine lines.

Antioxidants properties - Vitamin E prevents cell damage and reduces IV damage.

Fatty acids benefits - Omega 3 - safeguards against premature aging.

Calendula Extract

Calendula officinalis

Rich in antioxidants: Flavonoids, polyphenols, and carotenoids that reduce oxidative stress

Anti-inflammatory benefits: Combats inflammation and can even heal wounds and soothe eczema.

Moisturizing properties: Contains saponin, a plant-derived compound that is ideal for dry or sensitive skin.

Chia seed oil

Salvia hispanica

Moisturizing benefits: Contains emollients that improve skin barrier function.

Protection from free radicals: Contains antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress from radiation and pollution.

Rich in fatty acids: Has omega-3, linolenic, and palmitic acids that soften skin and improve hydration.

Tea Tree Oil

Melaleuca Alternifolia

Anti-bacterial properties: Combats acne, redness, and swelling.

Anti-inflammatory benefits: Soothes inflammation, dryness, eczema, and can even heal wounds.

Rich in antioxidants: Contains α-terpinene, α-terpinolene, and γ-terpinene that neutralise harmful free radicals.