Our organic unrefined shea butter is one of our favourite ingredients. It doesn't clog pores and is suitable for nearly any skin type. It's a brilliant moisturiser, replenishing the lipids in your skin and restoring your skin barrier.
It absorbs fast and keeps your skin well hydrated. It helps to boost collagen, promote regeneration of the cells, and its anti-inflammatory properties can help with conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Although it's a tree nut product, it's extremely low in the proteins that cause allergic reaction and it's considered safe for people who suffer from tree nut allergies.
As the name suggests, sunflower seed oil is extracted from the seeds. It is an oil suitable for all skin types, that is high in vitamin E. In fact, when we add vitamin E to our products (to use as a natural preservative) it is really a highly concentrated and filtered sunflower oil.
It is also a noncomedogenic oil, meaning it won't clog pores and will absorb quickly. It could help protect against UV damage, premature ageing and the forming of wrinkles. It's high in linoleic acid, which helps to maintain the skin's natural barrier, keeping it hydrated. Scientific study found that it's effective at improving hydration and maintaining the integrity of the outer layer of the skin.
Linoleic acid also makes this oil effective in protecting against bacteria, as well as inflammation. Where its oleic acids could be beneficial in supporting wound healing.
As sunflower oil is a seed oil, we do recommended that you have a scratch test done by a health professional, if you have any type of seed or nut allergy.
This stone is a fantastic exfoliating ingredient. Its uses in skincare go back thousands of years, with Egyptians, Greeks and Romans being drawn to it for hair-removal and other beauty treatments. It's an incredibly hard material, yet it is so light that it floats on water. For this reason it's such a great product to add to exfoliators; it will do the job perfectly without altering the consistency of the scrub.
It is a ubiquitous type of stone that is 'mined' mostly on the surface in volcanic regions, much of it readily available as loose aggregate rock. It does not pollute and will simply disintegrate, therefore having a very low environmental impact.
Besides the fact that it flowers beautifully, calendula, also known as marigold, has some wonderful effects on skin health. It has centuries of use for healing wounds, as well as treating acne, eczema and psoriasis.
We adore this flower for it's beauty and smell, but we love the effect it has on damaged or inflamed skin. It seems to have a calming quality that makes the healing and balancing process almost immediate. Even if your skin is in good condition, this European and Asian native can boost your tone and make it look radiant.
Research suggests it is helpful in promoting skin health, hydration and firmness and a study in 2012 found it was a significant aide in treating diaper rash.
A very fine powder, made from the fresh blooms, with a lovely scent and a gorgeous pinkish brown. It exfoliates gently without stripping your skin of vital oils, and it's rich in vitamins C and E, through which it could help boost collagen production. This can be beneficial for maintaining your skins health and help to reduce lines.
It has antioxidant qualities and can help to tighten the pores, working as a toner for your facial skin whilst smoothening your complexion.