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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Aloe Vera [Aloe Vera]

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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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Honey

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Jojoba [Simmondsia Chinensis]

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Lavender Extract [Lavandula Angustifolia]

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Olive Extract

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Peppermint Oil [Peppermint Oil]

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Rosemary

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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.

Aloe Vera

Skin Soother - Rich in vitamins, amino acids, polysaccharides, and phytosterols that calms irritated skin.

Topical Hydrator - The high water content helps restore water into the skin.

Wound Healer - Has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that reduce acne scars.

Peppermint Oil

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Soothing and cooling: With high concentrations of methanol, Peppermint oil is naturally refreshing and relaxing

Controls oil Production - Lowers the chance of acne by controlling the secretion of oil from the skin

Fights itch and inflammation - An effective treatment against chronic itching and serves as a topical pain reliever.

Honey

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Naturally antibacterial and antifungal - Removes dirt and debris, helping to prevent breakouts or heal them faster.

Clarifying and lightening - Containing hydrogen peroxide, honey can resolve post-acne marks and hyperpigmentation

A humectant that hydrates - Draws moisture from the air into the skin, leaving it fresh, supple, and glowing.

Rosemary

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A potent antioxidant - Protects the skin and prevents premature signs of aging.

Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits - reduces swelling and puffiness, helping to soothe the skin.

A powerful, natural treatment - A major component, Rosemarinic Acid is calming for skin conditions like acne and eczema.

Olive Extract

Noncomedogenic - An excellent way to hydrate your skin, as it is one of the few oils that will not clog your pores.

Anti-inflammatory Properties - Works to calm the skin and fight irritation and redness.

Mimics the Skin's Natural Sebum - Our skin sees squalene as oil it produces, hence when seeing squalene it controls its own oil production, helpful for those with oily skin.

Antioxidant Properties - Brightens the skin, helps with the appearance of tone, and fades dark spots, as well as further helps the skin to become smoother.