NATURAL AND ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
We take time and care in sourcing the most effective natural bio-diverse and sustainable organic vegan ingredients.
Many of the crops we use are naturally pest resistant.
Cold pressed pure Raspberry is a seed oil, that in analysis has a high level of alpha and gamma tocopherols (Vitamin E), polyphenols and Vitamin C. This is an oil rich in Vitamin A and has up to 83 percent omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid. Rubus idaeus, has also been shown to have very strong anti-inflammatory properties and might be be the most effective oil to use in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. It absorbs very well and is a fairly stable oil with a rich colour. Raspberry oil is used for ant-ageing and skin recovery as well as for supporting dry skin. This oil can help to Improves the appearance of fine lines and stimulates hormone activity to restore skin, also much respected as a calming oil to use with fantastic absorb-ability.
Cold pressed U.K. grown English Poppy seed oil is rich in tocopherols other than vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and linoleic acid with omega 6 essential fatty acids. We source a U.K. grown Poppy seed oil, that is is rich in linoleic acid which can penetrate into the deep layers of the epidermis and so restore the normal function of the skin cell membranes. White Poppy Seed oil has a very broad application and is suitable for all skin types even sensitive skin.
Cold pressed organic Safflower Oil contains high levels of linoleic acid at around 78 percent, which helps regulate the skin and reduce acne problems as it is a much needed fatty acid that cannot be synthesised by the human body.
Found to be ideal for improving the quality and texture of skin due to the abundance of linoleic acid, this blends with the sebum in human skin and helps to unclog the pores and reduce rashes and acne. Regeneration of new skin cells is supported, leaving you looking younger and more healthy.
Cold Pressed Organic Rosehip Oil's healing properties are down to it’s rich essential fatty acids, specifically oleic, palmitic, linoleic and gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Rose hip oil contains polyunsaturated fatty acids (vitamin F), also known as an essential fatty acid (EFA), and when absorbed through the skin, these fatty acids convert to prostaglandins, (PGE) which are involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration.
Cold pressed Black Elderberries have more anthocyanins than other blue fruits and double the overall antioxidant capability.
This oil contains key fatty acids which support healthy skin; as well as containing high levels of natural lipid soluble antioxidants. Elderberry oil feels smooth and silky, and is easily absorbed, as well as being non greasy. Clinical studies have also had shown that Elderberry oil provides excellent natural moisturising capability. It helps make skin smooth and flexible, whilst improving skin barrier function and reducing trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL).
Elderberries -Powerful antioxidants in addition help protect cells against damage.
This is another oil used to treat allergies and skin eczema and boasts anti-inflammatory effects.
Cold Pressed English Blackcurrant Seed Oil is rich in gamma linolenic acid (Omega 6 essential fatty acid) and stearidonic acid (Omega 3 essential fatty acid) which help to keep the skin hydrated, firmer, and younger looking. The oil has approx 27-34% essential fatty acid content.
Cold pressed U.K. grown Blackcurrant Seed Oil is an effective moisturiser and helps to maintain the elasticity of the skin. It is suitable for all skin types but is particularly good for sensitive, dry, devitalised, damaged and ageing skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can be helpful for itchy, inflamed skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, and is useful in formulations for muscular and joint aches and pains. It is also reported to boost the immune system
Avensis Whirl Flower Oil UK Grown
A U.K. grown oil that is sustainable and green and cultivated from U.K. wild flowers. Contains a significant level of essential fatty acids, Clinical research has shown ; Moisturising study - conclusions Arvensis oil significantly improved hydration over the 12 hour study compared to untreated site
Hydration was immediate but also sustained suggesting longer term benefit after use. No adverse effected were observed Arvensis oil has enhanced skin moisturising properties similar to Borage and other oils rich in the more active
fatty acids GLA and SDA in combination work well in improving skin hydration, and it’s SdA’S mean the skin is able to absorb the other fatty acids it contains in a more bioactive way ( see our blog) improving skins appearance. Arvensis oil benefits- summary:
Increases skin hydration
Increases and sustains firmness and elasticity
Helps reduce skin inflammation
Reduces wrinkles ( anti-ageing)
Is Good for sensitive skin
Is Suitable for use around the eyes.
Cold pressed Organic High Lineolic Sunflower Oil
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, says that acne patients have been shown to have low levels of linoleic acid in their skin surface lipids – a.k.a sebum and should use Carrier oils high in linoleic acid.
Another study by the National Ezcma Association ( see quote from them below) also recommends oils high in lineolic acid with balanced fatty acid profiles for skin.
"It has recently been suggested that the skin hydrating and protecting properties of natural oils are largely dependent upon a particular phytochemical composition of the compound. More specifically, it seems that the ratio of oleic acid (OA) to linoleic acid (LA) in natural oils determines their effect on the skin. Positive effects are generally associated with low OA and high LA ratios.18 High LA concentrations have been shown to accelerate skin barrier development and repair, hydrate the skin, and, as a result, reduce the severity of atopic dermatitis and be steroid sparing. Some natural oils with the highest LA/OA ratios are safflower oil, sunflower seed oil, and Sea Buckthorn Seed "
Oils used for dryer mature skin formulas
U.K. grown Bee friendly Starflower is from the star shaped purple flower seeds of Borage and the seeds can be made into an oil which is loaded with essential fatty acids and especially gamma linoleic acid which is an Omega 6 constituent that can regulate hormones. A bee friendly crop, which allows bee keepers to get Borage flower honey in addition.
Clinical studies have shown that this oil gives significant improvement in skin smoothness firmness and reduced trans dermal water loss. This oil is recommended for treating skin that is dry & in need of repair and is used in our hydrating masks.
Speciality Oil Seed U.K. grown Camelina oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and is similar to but lighter compared to flax seed oil, studies show this oil can reduce redness and skin irritation so can help protect after sun exposure and from winter skin dryness and weather. Boasts also the same nutrients as flax seed oil but is less pore congesting, and known as 'Golden Flax' this has a lower comedegenic rating and adds a honey richness to formulations
UK Abyssinian Oil, has all the properties of a silicone with the sheen and feel , but from a from a natural oil source, meaning this oil contributes to make a rich product with a luxury feel. It is relatively non comedogenic with omega 9 and a similar profile to argon oil. Contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, proteins and minerals.
U.K. grown English Oat Oil with its Fatty Acid Profile, Palmitic: 10-20%, Stearic: 1-5%, Oleic: 35-47%, Linoleic: 30-47% is emollient, and improves skin elasticity and is non GMT and from the UK. Additionally oat oil is skin softening and reduces dryness.
Cold pressed organic Argon oil contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (VERY RICH), proteins and minerals and high levels of anti-aging properties Vitamin E and saponins with skin softening properties that are well know and documented. It helps to reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin's water lipid layer
Cold pressed organic Sea buckthorn Oil has Phytosterol, Vitamin E, Beta-Carotene, Anti-Oxidants, and Carotenoid which helps to substantiate its relatively high success rate as a skin repairing and conditioning oil. Also rich in all ten vitamins-antioxidants, with as many as fifteen trace elements,unsaturated fatty acids and biologically active substances. It belongs among the greatest sources of vitamin A,E,C,K also rich in omega 3,6,9 .
Pure Organic Coconut Oil
Coconut contains the acids, including caproic, caprylic, capric, lauric, myristic, palmitic, and stearic acid. The Lauric acid in coconut oil is converted by the body into monolaurin which has well documented benefits with antiviral, ant-bacterial and antifungal activity. Within a formula coconut oil can have a calming effect, especially if blended with complimentary oils. Coconut is widely used at the moment in everything from food to hair care products as it has an attractive texture as it melts into skin as an absorbable butter with a tropical smell which blends easily with essential oils. It is possible that using coconut all over the body, can provoke allergic reactions in a few people. I have found that even though I can react to coconut, this becomes less problematic using a small amount in a formula, so allowing the coconut to lend its positive affects while supporting it with constituent scaffolding.
Organic Shea Butter
Organic Shea Butter is non comedegenic a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. High in vitamin C, and broudly used in cosmetics Shea is a butter that can give a good consistency to a product and leaves a protective layer over the skin.
Blended within a recipe with other oils that are more directly nutritious the Shea, might act as a surface protection and re fatting agents close to the texture of sebum. Shea absorbs easily and has a low melt temperature.
Bacuri Virgin Butter is very popular in the north of Brazil and comes from the seeds of a local fruit with a rich pulp, deep colour and smell.
Bacuri is rich in methionine, an essential amino acid, the body’s primary source of sulphur and the body uses sulphur to promote healthy hair, skin and nail growth and it can be used to reduce the appearance of blemishes and scarring.
Containing high levels of fatty palmitoleic acid (5%), compared to other oils (less than or equal to 0.5 to 1.5%).
This makes the Butter of the bacuri oil easily absorbable when applied to skin. The high absorption rate, is due to additional high level of tripalmitin (50% to 55%), which penetrates the skin easily and quickly.
Bacuri has anti-aging properties since it helps stabilise collagen and elastin production and also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
These constituents are what makes Bacuri a great emollient treatment for skin to moisturise and protect- with a natural brown colour, that also gives a slight golden glow to skin.
Uses: Typically used in the forest as a remedy against insect bites, in treatment of problem skin, arthritis and rheumatism as well as to treat skin injuries.
Similar in constituents to coconut oil but less comedogenic, babassa is rich in Lauric acid and great for skin softening applications. This butter melts easily and contains high levels of vitimins and essential fatty acids. Similar to a wax, this tree is called the tree of life in the amazon and our butters come from a sustainable source. The fatty acid composition supports skin, softening and is hydrating for dry skin, as well as protecting skin in a similar way to how soft parrafin wax protects only more natural. Babussa has no real allergens additionally, and supports skin health and sensitive skin.
NCI Name: C14-22 ALCOHOLS C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE.
This may look technical but it’s a very green emulsifier that is of 100% vegetable origin (non GMO ). Our creams are made with natural essential fatty acids and our emulsifiers use the same technology to benefit skin and create a non pore blocking cream with natural credentials.
Made from natural but processed glucose fatty alcohols with particularly good skin compatibility.
Our emulsifier is also biodegradable and easily absorbed, and helps transport other ingredients into the skin.
Our formulas are very kind to sensitive skin, and have been favoured by our testers with acne and sensitive skin, who want to use more natural products.
Feels very light and elegant on the skin and enhances the absorption of active materials. It slows down transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and keeps the skin hydrated for 5 hours after application.
Aproved by eco cert cosmos and natrue.
Cetyl alcohol. Usually made from Coconut, Cetyl alcohol is a must for all cosmetic use when you want a cream consistency and this was invented for this purpose. Originally discovered in 1817, the waxy substance is an emollient, emulsifier and a thickening agent. Cetyl alcohol is soothing for the skin and is one of the most non toxic skincare ingredients available. Our antidotal research favours cetyl to thicken over xanthan gum in our formulas - we are also use a very minimal amount. Check your other products to see where fatty alcohols come in the ingredients list.
Cetearyl alcohol is cetyl with the addition of stearyl alcohol quite often used in milder products. Again this is used to thicken and support the emulsification process.
Research has shown that lauric or systemically dodececyclic acid on skin, can help stop activity from acne-causing bacteria. This extract from coconut is the precursor to monolaurin, and is anti bacterial, ant fungal - the dodecylic acid fuses to the bacterial membrane of P. acnes bacteria, keeping it from proliferating. Additionally it has been shown to reduce inflammation from acne. Dodecylic acid is also used to create a pleasant natural fragrance. We use this to naturally stabilise and reduce smell of organic cold pressed and natural oils along with essential oils, as well as a solubiliser in emulsions. Dodecylic acid is a medium-length long-chain fatty acid, or lipid, that makes up about half of the fatty acids within coconut oil.
Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Sorbic Acid Or better known as Preservative Eco, one of the milder preservatives which is generally approved; and accepted for use in organic products and has wide acceptance as safe. Non-paraben, non-formaldehyde, non-isothiazolone based preservative system. Has wide global regulatory acceptance
Components from nature
Salicylic acid found in vegetables fruit & nuts
Benzyl alcohol is found in beans cocoa cranberries and honey as well as in teas and essential oils.
Salicylic acid is derived from the bark of willow trees, and is beneficial for skin with slight exfoliation.
Vegetable Glycerine is produced from plant oils.
Sorbic acid is produced from unripe rowen berries.
Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate
Ecocert and COSMOS, and approved by NaTrue and The Soil Association. GMO free and not tested on animals.
Gluconolactone a very very mild and effective naturally approved el via eco cert and cosmos, a preservative which we love. According to the eu cosmetic data base it is of itself a really useful chelating agent which is also skin conditioning. So naturally it is as effective as AHA's from fruit for exfoliation. Calcium Gluconate is a humectant, and is approved for use in the stringent Japan and Asia and even considered safe for Oral Care.
We have used this in our Micellar water products which means all aspects of the formula are kind to skin and beneficial.
Accepted as a skin conditioning agent from the Aloe Vera plant , which contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. ... according to Ayurvedic medicine.
Vegan Hyaluronic Acid
Botanically derived Vegan Hyaluronic acid is powerful humectant that keeps skin plump and hydrated and young-looking. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (carbohydrate) in the human body, which can hold many times it's own weight in moisture. The hyaluronic acid we use is from vegetable sources and its inclusion ensures our creams give the type of cosmetic results and quality you want from current scientific knowledge whilst maintaining natural credentials.
Essential oils & Co2 extracts.
Artic Oat co2 extract
Soothing and repairing for sensitive skin, oat oil contains a number of constituents that are evidenced to repair skin and in the us oat is considered a active skin ingredient with restorative proven effects for skin issues such as excema and dermatitis.
Organic Super Crotical Rosemary Extract
Avena Sativa Kernel Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract
This is a powerful antioxidant that also helps oil to stay fresh by reducing oxidisation.
Artic Blackberry C02 extract
With an optimal ratio of omega 6 & 3 fatty acid this oil concentrate provides a very nourishing skin care addition in a formula.
Organic soil certified Jasmine
Supernatural Jasmin Grandeflorium - This oil is extracted with a newly developed technique which is so pure it can be certified organic. A house secret of the supplier which took years to perfect- meaning this delicately scented absolute can feature in our sensitive skin blend for dewiness and glow. Jasmine is opulant and sensual to use and an uplifting oil in a facial blend.
Rose Absolute or Co2 extract
A world renowned precious oil with a beautiful smell that is calming and relaxing and thought to balence you and restore inner harmony.
Rose itself is an incredibly complex plant in fact one of the most complex, with a huge array of over 250 constituents. We use a significant amount of the oil within the recipe bearing in mind rose is a powerful oil.
Rose petals have enormous healing values and the most useful are aphrodisiac, anti-depressant, antiseptic, antiviral, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antiphlogistic, cholagogue, depurative, bactericidal, haemostatic, cicatrisant, uterine, nervine, emmenagogue, hepatic, laxative and stomachic.
In terms of constituents :
The α-pinene, α-terpinene, Nerol, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, β-pinene, p-cymene, β-caryophyllene, Citral, Phenyl Acetaldehyde, Carvone, Camphene, Farnesol, Citronellyl Acetate, Methyl Eugenol, Ethanol, Phenyl Geraniol, Limonene, Stearpoten, Phenylmenthyl Acetate and Nonanol.
Sandalwood Essential Oil is chosen from a sustainable source , and is well known in skincare for its Astringent and Antiseptic properties though it is hard to find authentic Sandalwood. It's a rare and expensive plant that is becoming scare. This why we only use sustainable Sandalwood. One of the primary sandalwood benefits is that it promotes mental clarity when used in aromatherapy or as a fragrance. Other benefits ....Relaxing and calming, Natural Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Anti-viral and Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory.with a beautiful grounding scent which is warm rich and spicy.
Geranium C02 extracts
Geranium oil is nontoxic, non irritant and generally non-sensitising — and the therapeutic properties include being an antidepressant, an antiseptic and medicinally it is used for wound-healing. Geranium oil may also be one of the best oils for such diverse dermatological problems as oily or congested skin, eczema, and dermatitis.
A natural organic absolute obtained from the flowers of Lonicera Caprifolium and other Lonicera species grown in France.
Additives: none - A natural product with beautiful sweet smell of honeysuckle.
This has a mild and very uplifting complex aroma that is soothing and calming and thought to provoke feelings of peace and well being.
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Rose Centifolia Extract
From the Cabbage Rose this flower extract has an amazing range of benefits in skin creams as well as imparting a beautiful rose scent from its petals in natural formulas.
Their are beneficial qualities to skin from this flower extract- Studies have shown that the Rosa Centifolia flower extract has a very positive influence on the body’s nervous system. With a calming effect on the senses, and potential to lift a person’s mood.
Rose centifolia contains gentianin as well as tannin, compounds which have a toning effect on the skin, making the skin more firm as well and the extract is skin conditioning and uplifting.
Naturally a subtropical plant used in temples. Our Absolute is Pluneria Rubra and it’s grown in France close to home, and and we use an extract extracted from the concrete made from the flowers which is then alcohol extracted. It imparts a smell that is sweet with a delicate soft spicy aroma . This oil is said to be anti inflammatory and an antioxidant.
Used traditionally for its soothing properties and for cooling the blood and clearing heat ( balancing ying and yang) Gardenia, is a flower extract with a tropical sweet Jasmine like rich scent. Said to be anti- bacterial and anti- inflammatory it relieves irritation and anxiety plus it is known to be helpful in female hormone imbalances, as well as thought to help with insomnia, depression, headaches and dizziness.
Organic Geranium Essential Oil is extracted through steam distillation of stems and leaves of the geranium plant. The main components of this oil include alpha pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, linalool, geranyl acetate, citronellol, geraniol and geranyl butyrate.
Organic Helichrysum essential oil called everlasting oil, was used by the Ancient Greeks and this rare oil contains a wealth of constituents not found elsewhere ; Monoterpenes: a-pinene , b-pinene, d-limonene, g-curcumene,
Sesquiterpene: b-carophyllene, Alcohols: linalol, geraniol, nerol, furfurol, Esters: neryl acetate, geranyl acetate, Aldehydes: isovaleric
Ketones: diones, italidone, other b-diketones
This combination has been proven to have an anti bacterial and anti fungal action.
Everlasting oil is known to reduce inflammation and smooth fine lines, as well as for use in treating scars. Known and revered for many herbal medicine aplications in aromatherapy; Helichrysum is well tolerated by most people and has a beautiful rather sweet and woody smell.
Organic Blue Chamomile is a soothing and calming oil with many active ingredients including Chamazule which calms and heals skin along with Bisabolol which has sedative affects. The oil is anti fungal and anti inflammatory and antiseptic. The flower also contains as many as 28 flavanoids and 36 terpenoids which contribute to its medicinal properties. It contains Angelic Acid and Tiglic Acid as its bio active components.Very well known historically for soothing and evening out skin tone, calming the senses and reducing irritation.
Organic Ylang Ylang is an essential oil that is balancing and reassuring with a sweet smell, generally best mixed with other oils. It adds a high note and sense of well-being and clarity. Known to aid relaxation, kill bacteria and improve mood whilst energising mood.
We combine Organic Frankincense Botswellia and Sustainable Serrata . Botswellia Frankincense has the more traditional smell that is known to be rich deep and reassuring whilst Frankincense itself is an idea Oil to deeply hydrate and nourish skin and it’s thought to help improve signs of age by smoothing lines refreshing appearance with its constituents and absorbion of this Oil is thought to reduce stress and support the immune system.
Frankincense Serrata has a lighter higher note and rounds out the blend and can be obtained from sustainable sources. It is thought to be more medicinal and is used to treat inflammation and for skin can help calm down redness and blemishes.
Overall, Organic Frankincense is a stress reducing anxiety reducing astringent oil, that is said to improve fine lines and wrinkles and improve wound healing, with anti bacterial and ant inflammatory qualities.
Recent research has also evidenced cancer fighting abilities, and hormone regulation benefits from using this oil. The ancient Egyptians used this for facial rejuvenation and masques.
Organic Juniper Berry is astringent and will help treat spots and blemishes in a toning manner, with a low note smell which is woody and fresh. Juniper adds spice and depth to essential oil blends with a calming effect on the senses. It is a beautiful oil to smell on its own, to bring you back to a peaceful state. Medicinally it is used to treat numbness and lung disorders and on skin, it is known to be antiseptic and astringent, and thought to improve circulation.
Organic Orange & Bitter Orange essential oil.
This oil has a sunny light zesty and fruity type up note, and is used to bestow a fresh feel and scent to a blend. It is revitalising and detoxifying and heightens the senses waking up the skin. Best used minimally and in a blend, to inspire positive mood and refresh skin. Medicinally it’s thought to help with colds and flu.
Herbal Saffron is an expensive spice with an amazing warm woody and honey smell, admittedly it has a hint of tobacco in there too.
It has undergone research and been evidenced to improve mood even when smelling an undetectable amount, (in recent documented studies.) It’s worth bearing in mind that 4 grams of saffron is a lethal dose for the human, so this spice must be used sparingly and wisely.
We use the actual spice in tiny amounts to bestow some of the smell and antidepressant and hormone balancing effects in our Soulful Spice masks as well as in new products coming soon.
Medicinally saffron has been shown to be ant-inflammatory, ant -atherosclerotic, anti-genotoxic and cytoxic. Therefore it is studied for treatment of cancer and other properties such as to calm brain disorders.
Active components safranel and crocin are ant- convulsants and are studied for help with Alzheimer symptoms and treatment of Alzheimer’s. Saffron has been researched as it can help with addiction and withdrawal symptoms, and it also can increase Glutamate and Dopamine.
We use it as an antidepressant and as a spiritually uplifting ingredient in our self Spa & Mask rituals.
Wild Turmeric (Curcuma aromatica Salisb.) has been extensively used as an aromatic medicinal cosmetic in Ayurvedic Medicine and in literature it is mentioned as a remedy for various diseases related to skin, cardiovascular and respiratory system. Research on the potential of wild Turmeric and its extracts include anti-inflammatory, wound healing, anti-melanogenic, antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity, anti-tumor, anti-cancer, anti-repellent, antitussive, anti-platelet activity and anti- nephrotoxic activity is ongoing.
Clays : Montillerite & Betonite
Clays have a crystalline structure that is many ways more stable then DNA, and clay was present across the earth likely before anything else. Research hints that the idea that life may have been formed out of clay is not as ridiculous as it seems.
"Clays not only have the ability to grow and absorb other molecules, but they can then incorporate the information from those molecules and use it to alter and change themselves." Quote from Eytonearth.org
Clay also carry minerals that can literally pull dirt molecules to themselves by attracting the dirts opposite positive or negatively charged iron to itself.
The antibacterial mecanism in some clays currently being researched can kill bacteria more efficiently than ant-biotics.
All clay is technically organic but it's good to use clay harvested from as pure a source as possible.
Much cosmetic clay has been washed and dried as well as analysed to ensure safety.
We use clays that ave been deemed safe, from as bioactive sources as possible.
Our Green Clay is illite green clay from a source in France, one that has long been used in medicinal studies with some antibacterial and bioactive effects.
Sea Silt Maris Limus or Medicine Clay
Medicine Clay Used for centuries by the First Nations people for healing.
Collected sustainably with Zero Environental Impact.
Organic and ready to use-aquamarine silt, with phytoplankton and over 60 minerals harvested sustainably from a pristine environment.
Mixed with Glacial water which contains an unusually high amount of dissolved solids ( minerals ) in addition.
Blue Clay : We use a source of washed and safety assessed Cambrian Clay, in our Blue Clay and Sea Green Masque.
Blue & Green Clays can be effective at reducing inflammation and in anecdotal research e.g. Individuals have reported improvement with resolving acne, rosacea and over sebum production. the action of the clay is exfoliating whilst enabling a very deep cleanse of the skin. In some cases clay is considered drying but this depends on how they are used.
Active clays may have a bacterial effect.
Our research has found green and blue clays use can be enhanced when mixed with a fullers earth and bentonite & kaolin which is known to be more gentle, so our Masque can create a treatment that keeps skin clear very consistently when used as adviced on a daily basis.
E.g. add a little in to the everlasting Oil face wash etc and active with a little water for a fresh preservative free exfoliate or facial wash.
Red Clays tend to be recommended for dry to sensitive skin and we use Rhassoul Clay with a gentle washed superfine red along with superfine yellow clay and betonite with kaolin and rosehip absorbic acid and absorbic acid- this creates a vitamin boosting clay treatment. China Rose Masque. Rhassoul Clay leaves skin remarkably silky and is less drying.
Clays are better if activated with fresh water.
In order to offer the most bio active product, we sell the clay masques as a dry Masque which you must activate yourself with water.
You can also use a little live natural yogurt or our Everlasting Oil facial wash, or indeed with our Amoral oil and water. ( Water first). You can also activate with water and include a little moisturiser.
Do not use metal with clay as this oxidises clay.
Botanical Extracts Of The Sea
We use sustainable clean water Spirilini
Organic Spirulina is a great source of the nutrients including (according to Wikipedia): “It contains vitamins B-1(thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3(nicotinamide), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin E. It is also a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium. Additionally high in provitamin A (beta-carotene) Very high mineral concentration including iron, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, selenium, and iodine. Excellent source of zinc.Exceptional source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)
Wild Irish Seaweed
Our Masque include the ingredient " Organic Wild and Natural Seaweed " , Kelp Origin : West Coast of Ireland ( found in the blue green clay and sea green masque) , which is 100% is sustainably and organically harvested by hand from the pure waters on the West Coast of Ireland and is rich in Vitamins , Minerals and 60 different Amino Acids. A natural source of the type of enzymes and minerals found in creams like le mer that feature the active properties of algae.
We have found that this form of mixed clay and sea greens is less likely to cause skin reactions.
Nutritional composition of Ascophyllum Nodosum taken from kill-tiredness-now- website feature on Ascophyllum.
Amino Acids Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic acid, Cystein +Cystine, Glutamic acid, Glycine, Histidine: Isoleucine: , Leucine , Lysine, Methionine,Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Valine.
Fatty Acids : omega-3, (alpha-linolenic acid, eicosapentenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid, docosahexaenoic acid, omega-6 .
Minerals: Calcium, Magnesium, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Sulphur.
Trace Elements: Antimony, Boron, Cobalt, Copper, Fluorine, Germanium, Gold, Iodine, Iridium, Iron, Lithium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Platinum, Rubidium, Selenium, Silicon, Silver, Tellerium, Titanium, Vanadium, Zinc.
Vitamins: Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), Vitamin B1 (thiamin), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Niacin (Vitamin PP or B3), Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), Vitamin C, Vitamin B9 (folate).
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Everlasting oil scent is a blend of Frankincense Boswellia carterii Oil, Geranium Pelargonium graveolens Flower Oil, Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, (English blue chamomile ) Helichrysum italicum ( Helichrysum) Essential Oil (everlasting life oil ) Ylang Ylang Cananga odorata Flower Oil with Rose Absolute.