Active Botanicals featured in our Botanical Skincare
Blue Tansy Essential Oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Its most common use is to calm irritated skin, reduce heat, and relieve delicate or troubled skin. Blue tansy's ability to clear congested pores, kill off pimple-causing bacteria, and reduce redness, make it one of the best oils for acne-prone skin.
Blueberry Oil is incredibly high in vitamin C which fights free radicals through its antioxidant properties.
Rosehip oil is rich in Vitamin C, A and has a comedogenic rating of one. Vitamin C can target free radical damage and premature ageing as well as pigmentation, and promoting healthy skin cell turnover for bright and even skin tone. Rosehip Oil is naturally high in Vitamin A in the form of Beta-Carotene, which is ideal for sensitive skin types as it is easily absorbed and works as a gentle antioxidant to help brighten skin tone and help protect skin from environmental damage.
Seabuckthorn Oil contains an incredible 190 nutrients and phytonutrients. In fact, its vitamin C concentrations are 12 times higher than that of an orange. Fatty acids are also absolutely fantastic for healthy, clear and glowing skin and sea buckthorn is jam-packed in omega 3, 6 and 9. It’s also the only plant source on the planet that contains the elusive omega 7. Fatty acids not only promote a gorgeous, radiant glow, their anti-inflammatory effects are unrivaled. Sea buckthorn also contains vitamins B1, B2, K, C, A, and E, folic acid, an array of powerful antioxidants and minerals. Together these powerful nutrients and fatty acids work together to transform the skin.
Immortelle Essential oil has anti-microbial and anti-biotic compounds that help promote skin cell regeneration. These elements also make the essential oil useful for those suffering from oily skin or acne and helpful in healing rashes, wounds, scarring and burns. Immortelle is one of the only essential oils that contains ‘diketones’, which help reduce the appearance of age spots. When used regularly, you'll see skin take on a brighter and more youthful appearance. Amazingly for something so potent, it’s also incredibly gentle and excellent for sensitive skin.
Red Raspberry Oil is rich in EFAs (essential fatty acids), primarily linoleic and linolenic acids. It contains very high levels of tocopherols (Vitamin E), which act as antioxidants, and carotenoids (Vitamin A).
Strawberry is rich in vitamin C (even more so than oranges!), which is one of the most effective antioxidants you can find. They also contain alpha lipoic acid, which is another antioxidant. If you haven’t heard by now, antioxidants protect your skin from free radicals, which can speed up the signs of aging the more you’re exposed to them. Vitamin C and alpha lipoic acid also help brighten your skin for a more vibrant and radiant complexion. Also contain salicylic acid. This ingredient is found in pretty much every acne fighting product on the market. Salicylic acid helps to unclog pores leading to cleaner, and ultimately clearer, skin. Salicylic acid (BHA) is also known for removing dead cells from the skin and tightening the skin's pores to help prevent future acne breakouts.
Camu Camu is rich in Vitamin C and flavonoid antioxidants, including ellagic acids and anthocyanins, that diminish fine lines and promote collagen synthesis, and prevent premature aging of the skin. Collagen is naturally found in our skin and is what helps it to look youthful, firm and plump.
Licorice Root helps reverse hyperpigmentation and is known to be an effective alternative to synthetic hydroquinone. It can brighten the skin because it contains glabridin which stops discolouration and has UV locking enzymes helping to prevent sun damage. It’s compound glycyrrhizin eases redness, irritation and swelling. It also helps our skin to preserve its own stores of hyaluronic acid!
White Willow Bark is another potent source of BHA (salicylic acid) and because of the salicin, willow bark extract has potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties (which improves the appearance of pores and fine lines. It also has high concentrations of tannins, flavonoids, phenolic acids, and other minerals that help calm the skin and aid in cell regeneration