Ingredients Glossary

Confused by Ceramides? Baffled by beta carotene? Our products are carefully chosen for their transformative benefits to the skin with uncompromising results in mind. Search our glossary below to find out all about the ingredients we use and what they do.


Algae are a robust photosynthetic species that serve as the primary energy source for all marine life. Their extracts help repair damaged skin cells (promoting skin cell regeneration) and protect skin from environmental stressors.

Exceptionally rich in fatty acids, almond oil soothes, softens & reconditions the skin. It is rich in Vitamins B + E, possesses anti-aging effects, and acts as a skin-rejuvenating emollient.

A group of natural and synthetic ingredients that protect skin against environmental stressors like free radicals. Popular antioxidants include vitamins E and C, lycopene, green tea, and niacinamide.

These chemicals loosen the fluid that binds surface skin cells together, allowing dead ones to be whisked away. This "glue" becomes denser as we age, slowing down the natural cell-turnover process that reveals younger skin — AHAs exfoliate and hydrate for brighter, younger-looking skin. They easily penetrate skin’s surface to help eliminate dead skin cells and offer an alternative to harsh physical exfoliants.

A fatty acid found in every cell in the human body, ALA reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores. Fat and water-soluble, ALA is highly absorbable and works alongside the body’s own antioxidant system.


A natural antibacterial and antiseptic, it also helps to even skin pigment and fade scars.

Essential for normal cell growth and turnover and found in certain fruits and vegetables, it helps maintain eye health and improve the skin’s tone and texture.

A term for sunscreens proven to defend against both UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) radiation.

Broccoli Oil's unique combination of fatty acids makes for a wonderful non-greasy lubricative consistency which happens to mimic the molecular feel of silicone, making it a popular choice in personal care products. This cold pressed oil comes from the cruciferous family of vegetables, and contains sulforaphane which has detoxifying and antioxidative qualities. It also contains eurcic acid, which mimics human sebum and can help control the overproduction of sebum which can lead to acne.


Known in Japan as Tsubaki oil and used for centuries in skin care by the Japanese, it is a lightweight oil that easily absorbs into the skin. Rich in essential fatty acids, Omega 3 and 6 and high in oleic acid, camellia oil is rapidly absorbed and penetrates the deepest levels of the skin, resulting in increased softness and suppleness.

Naturally present in the skin, they help its forming of a protective barrier, to prevent water loss and give skin a feeling of softness.

This moisturizing botanical is known for calming inflammation while combating free-radical damage. It penetrates easily into skin’s surface layers and helps visibly minimise fine lines and discolouration.

Found in many fruits, the antioxidant alpha hydroxy acid brightens and exfoliates the upper layers of the skin, encouraging new collagen formation.


Powerful healing ingredient that forms a protective, second-skin barrier when applied and boosts the effects of hydrating ingredients and help lock moisture in. Supports skin renewal and regeneration with its anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and healing properties.

Provides beta-carotenes to fight DNA damage.


Anti ageing ingredient that helps increase skin thickness (thinning of the skin occurs with ageing) and improves skin hydration.

Restores tone to skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines. It absorbs toxins from the skin without being too drying, while also proving beneficial in tightening pores, toning the skin, and exfoliating.

Molecules created in the body via exposure to sunlight, cigarette smoke, and pollution that damage skin cells leading to roughness, sagging, and wrinkling.

Typically sourced from fruits such as papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin, they break down dead skin cells, offering a gentle but thorough form of exfoliation.


We champion its remarkable staying power and ability to soothe and impart skin balance.

Glycerine soaps provide an exceptional amount of moisture and are suitable for those with sensitive skin.

Extracted directly from green-tea leaves, this potent antioxidant fights free radicals, improves the appearance of sun damage and has anti-aging impacts. Skin-soothing, antioxidant-rich and naturally derived, it helps refresh dry skin and visibly minimise discolouration.


Stimulates circulation and supplies essential nutrients to the pores; excellent tonic properties assist in the elimination of toxins; restores the normal acid- alalkaline balance.

Detoxifying crystals aid in drawing out toxins and deep cleansing of the skin.

A natural compound found in the skin, it locks moisture into skin cells, boosts collagen and plumps up wrinkles and fine lines, while forming a protective barrier against harmful pollutants. It also can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water!


This plant has extremely potent healing properties that reduce the appearance of scars and helps to tighten loose skin and stimulate skin cell regeneration.


Naturally rich in lipids and peptides creating a soft, silky, feel that has long lasting conditioning effects on the skin. Jojoba balances the sebum production (due to its close resemblance to human sebum) in all skin types and contains all forms of the natural antioxidant Vitamin E.


Improving skin elasticity, tone and color, this black tea extract acts as a moisturizer to minimize wrinkles, acne scarring, and eczema.


Extraordinary dual action power active. First it catalyzes oxygen consumption in the mitochondria to optimize metabolism. Further it is a co-antioxidant to reduce oxidative stress and defend cellular DNA.

A probiotic-based, skin-conditioning antimicrobial.


from the flowers of the bitter orange tree, this antioxidant has been used for centuries to stimulate new growth in skin cells, soften wrinkles and reduce fine veins and capillaries. Its scent is sophisticated, sparkly and bright and comes from the steam distillation of thousands of flower petals per ounce.

A form of vitamin B3, it strengthens the skin's outer layers, improves elasticity, and curbs redness and irritation.


Omega 3 are an excellent way to combat wrinkles, because they to help fight inflammation, provide UV protection, lock in moisture and visibly plump and increase radiance by strengthening skin’s moisture barrier.


Tiny protein fragments that promote collagen growth and help repair skin.

A measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. A healthy skin barrier has an acidic pH of 4.5 to 5.5. And pH-balanced skin-care products generally fall on the slightly acidic side of neutr


Naturally derived and rich in peptides, phytonutrients and antioxidants, this powerful extract hydrates and conditions by strengthening skin’s natural moisture barrier. Seaweed is one of th

Potent antioxidant’s unique multi-action approach helps improve skin function and appearance, neutralise free radicals,(cell damaging agents) and promote the production of the skin’s na

Ultra-powerful, non-prescription vitamin A derivative that dramatically reduces the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and discolouration by accelerating surface skin exfoliation and renewal.

Refines, brightens, and encourages cell turnover, while being an excellent choice for sensitive skin. Derived from whole rice grains, it has been shown to maintain a smooth, moisturized, a


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Removes excess oil and dead cells from the skin's surface, helping to reveal the healthy layer of skin underneath. It’s adept at helping to unclog any excess oil and impurities to prevent

The "grass of the ocean" is able to survive extreme conditions and adapt to ever-changing environments; it's ability to expedite skin renewal has earned it the moniker "elixir of youth".

Designed to deliver high concentrations of specific active ingredients to the skin which penetrate into the epidermis targeting specific concerns like wrinkles, brightness, acne or hydratio


Stable form of Vitamin C Oil is 50 times more effective than ascorbic acid. Powerful antioxidant, stimulates collagen synthesis & promotes skin brightness.

Used in our AGE DEFENCE SPF 30 Moisturiser, it protects the skin from UVA and UVB radiation


A borown algae , rich in iodine, iron, potassium, calcium and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12. Composed of molecules known as Fucoidan, which play a unique role in maintaining skin hydration.

The wavelength of ultraviolet light that leads to signs of aging by destroying existing collagen and elastin within the skin and undermining the body's ability to create more of each. They are constant throughout the year, which is why sun protection should be worn daily regardless of season.

The high-energy wavelength of ultraviolet light that leads to darkened pigment in the form of tanning, freckles and age spots — plus, of course, sunburns.


B3 minimises visibly has serious brightening and anti-aging abilities, even’s skin tone and improves its radiance. Its strengthens the skin’s barrier function, retaining hydration and keeping skin-damaging irritants out – think pollution, dirt, and oil clogging pores

Also known as panthenol or pantothenic acid, Vitamin B5 is extremely beneficial for skin and hair, helping to enhance suppleness, hydrate and calm skin irritation. Naturally found in foods such as broccoli, B5 hydrates and softens by helping skin’s surface attract and retain water. By improving skin’s moisture barrier, B5 can help defend against potential irritants.

Naturally found in foods such as bananas, B6 helps visibly improve skin texture and hydration by working alongside the body’s natural antioxidant response system for a healthier-looking complexion.

C helps to lighten and brighten skin naturally to fight dark spots, while promoting collagen production and defend against free radical damage.


An anti-irritant and antioxidant, it helps reduce free radical damage and maintain healthy skin, while also serving as an effective, natural sunscreen.


Anti-irritant and antioxidant, it helps reduce free radical damage and maintain healthy skin, while also serving as an effective, natural sunscreen.