Algin - (Sodium alginate) derived from brown algae (Phaeophycota). A natural polysaccharide used as a natural gel base, giving excellent skin feel & softness. Helps to sooth, hydrate & soften the skin.
Aloe Vera Juice – (Aloe Barbadensis) organic source from Australia - Aloe Vera is most beneficial in its natural state - either the clear gel from the plant itself or by using the pure leaf juice - as it retains many of its nutrients. It is a great source of anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, hydrates the skin, healing for wounds, burns & many skin conditions. Aloe Vera creates a barrier against moisture loss & carries nutrients& moisture through the several layers of skin, whereas most skin care products only penetrate two layers.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid – (R-Lipoic) plant derived, this is a stabilised form of this natural, powerful anti-oxidant. It is known for its amazing ability to reduce oxidation, eliminating free radicals. Used in skincare, R-Lipoic can help to protect cells from oxidation and damage, reducing the signs of ageing, more so than other anti-oxidants, due to its unique water and fat soluble properties. Other antioxidants are restricted to either the water or fat portion of the cells, whereas R-Lipoic is active in both and can cross any membrane in the body. When combined with other antioxidants, it produces a synergistic effect to greatly improve their effectiveness. Produces a natural skin ‘glow’ & 'plumpness' - as it provides exceptional hydration benefits, refines both texture and fine lines and wrinkles, healing and regenerative. May be helpful in reducing inflamed skin conditions, such as acne, blemishes & roseacea.
Powder – (Bambusu
vulgaris) - extracted from the bamboo tabashi stems as a thick liquid, which
then crystallises at room temperature to make a very rich and fine mineral salt,
which is high in silica. Very fine micro-particles gently aid in the removal of superficial skin
Beeswax - virgin (unrefined) Australia - Credited with having anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and skin protective & softening benefits. In cooler climatic conditions, it may create a firmer textured product, which is quite normal – once in contact with the skin it will soften up.
Biopein – a natural broad-spectrum
preservative created from a proprietary blend of plant extracts that protects
water based products from bacteria & fungi. Contains a blend of extracts of Oregano, Thyme, Cinnamon, Rosemary,
Lavender & Golden Seal.
Castille Liquid Soap - organic - created from coconut and olive oils, makes an excellent and gentle skin cleanser, which does not strip the skin of its natural oils, unlike conventional soaps.
Acid - derived from citrus fruits. It has astringent, exfoliating
& antioxidant properties, acts as a pH adjuster & neutraliser. Note: not
recommended for use with chapped, cracked or inflamed skin as it can cause
burning and redness.
Butter – (Theobrama cacao) extracted from the Cacao tree, with a
slight chocolate aroma. A solid vegetable fat that melts on
contact with the skin, highly emollient and softening to the skin. It is
known for its ability to stay on the surface of the skin and help lock in
moisture, especially where the skin is dry and chapped. In cooler climatic
conditions, it may create a firmer textured product, which is quite normal –
once in contact with the skin it will soften up.
Bean Shells - (ground) natural cocoa shells from the cocoa bean are
freshly ground for use in SPa body treatments. A gorgeous, soft
exfoliant with a delicious chocolate aroma.
Coco Betaine - an extremely mild and easily biodegradable cleanser derived from coconut
oil. It has natural and safe foaming qualities that gently clean without
stripping away the natural oils. It can promote manageability for hair.
Beans – (organic ground) Freshly ground in-house for use in SPa body treatments.
Stimulates micro circulation and helps detoxify when applied topically. Contains natural anti-cellulitic properties – good for water
Silver - A pure mineral element
from the earth, utilised for its incredible anti-bacterial & purifying
properties. Used primarily in deodorants & some skincare, it helps to reduce
& kill the bacteria that surrounds the sweat glands & causes odour or
Earth - A non-abrasive & very fine exfoliant used in face & body
scrubs. Also ideal for adding to face masks for oily skin types to help
absorb excess oil. This is a
naturally occurring ingredient, almost like a white powder. It is of a
pure form of silica, obtained from the fossil remains of sea algae. It is
super absorbent and can absorb up to 4 times its weight in water.
Earth Mineral Jel – Contains natural Laponite clay powder – a blend of natural earth minerals (oxides of silicon, magnesium, lithium & sodium) combined with spring water & grapefruit seed extract, to make a firm gel consistency. Its mineral content is very similar to the make up of white clay and is suitable for all skin types.
Emulsifier - a natural emulsifier made from coconut oil & almond oil fatty acids.
Oil and water don't mix, so an emulsifier is needed to help blend them together.
Very gentle on the skin. It is used to emulsify or disperse essential oils
and/or vegetable oils in water based preparations, such as room or skin sprays,
vegetable - used in cosmetic applications as a humectant and emollient,
helping the skin to retain moisture. In lip balms it adds extra gloss and keep lips moist. It also helps
improve the spreading qualities of creams.
Oleate – a natural
emulsifier made from extracting vegetable fats from olive oil (oleic acid) and
Tea – BFA Certified Organic (Camellia
synensis) a potent antioxidant with anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, cooling and gentle
Seed Extract - (Citrus
paradisi) Extracted from the seeds of the grapefruit. Used as a
natural broad spectrum preservative with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
and anti-oxidant properties.
Crystal Salt – Organic pure & natural ionic crystal salt from the Himalayan
region. The salt’s energy
is released when you add water, allowing stored minerals to be absorbed &
assimilated at cellular level. Optimal
absorption is achieved through its unique organic ionic (not molecular)
structure. Tiny electrical impulses
are released into each of our body’s cells – regenerating, cleansing &
producing essential vitamins, proteins & minerals. Himalayan salts are excellent for polishing the skin & removing dead
cell buildup; as well as
detoxifying & rehydrating the skin, with antiseptic, antibacterial &
nourishing properties. NOTE:
Salts can cause stinging sensation on open cuts/broken skin ( a minor discomfort
in order to repair and heal skin).
Jojoba Beads - (Hydrogenated Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil) - are soft, spherical wax beads that are created from hydrogenated Jojoba wax esters. They are an ideal exfoliant to remove dead surface skin cells, and they also aid in opening blocked pores to emulsify sebum, that causes blockages, resulting in whiteheads & blackheads
Glucoside - a gentle cleanser made from coconut Oil & palm sugar,
extremely gentle to the skin
Liposomes - derived from pure soy bean phospholipids that closely resemble the skin in
structure and composition. Hence they have the ability to penetrate
the deeper layers of the skin easily - effectively they can 'plump' up the cells
to make skin appear smoother and decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
They greatly increase hydration levels in the skin with a visible improvement in
texture & glow as well as promote healthy sebaceous gland activity -
important for a blemish free & balanced skin. They are an excellent
means of carrying 'active' ingredients into the skin, such as essential oils,
vitamins, herbal extracts, etc.
Butter – (Mangifera indica) obtained from the mango seed. This
is a beautiful soft & luxurious emollient. It is of a soft balm consistency, not a cream. In cooler climatic conditions, it
may create a firmer textured product, which is quite normal – once in contact
with the skin it will soften up.
Biological Sulphur (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) – a natural vegetable
source of biological sulphur that occurs naturally in the body in small amounts.
This mineral has excellent detoxifying properties and also plays an important
role in collagen synthesis. It also increases oxygen absorption into the tissues, thereby accelerating
healing processes. In skincare it
is particularly beneficial for scar tissue, acne, pigmentation
and general healing of inflamed skin conditions.
Neem Seed Oil (Azadirachta indica) Cold pressed, triple filtered, Neem is a valuable oil, traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Today, it is being used as a chemical free, environmentally safe, healing and insect repellent alternative. It has incredible skin healing & moisturising properties & contains vitamin E, natural glycerine, amino acids & proteins that are great for skin and hair. Its strong antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, dermatological antiseptic properties help with healing and restoring the skin.
Oxygen-8 – (Stabilised Electrolytes of Oxygen) - pure oxygen atoms to purify and breathe new life into your skin –
stimulates blood flow, bringing oxygen to skin cells; helps to hydrate,
rejuvenate & improve complexion, beneficial for sun-damaged or maturing
gum – (Xanthum Gum) a natural vegetable gum derived from corn, used
to thicken, emulsify and add body to creams, lotions & gels.
Wax - 100% plant wax, completely non petrochemical, based on the combination
of lauryl glucoside (from palm sugar) and Cetearyl Alcohol. Simply used as
a thickener and emulsifier for cream formulations which have a water/oil
Polyglucose - (Decyl Glucoside) - one of the new generation non-ionic surfactants, created from renewable raw vegetable matter - fatty alcohols from coconut and glucose from corn. Used as a gentle foaming agent to cleanse the skin & hair, it has excellent skin compatibility, being safe and non-irritating to use on all skin types, including baby & sensitive.
powder - fine powder granules obtained from volcanic rock which is
high in minerals such as silica, iron, magnesium & oxygen. Excellent
for removing dead skin cells. NOTE: Pumice can be abrasive, especially on
dry, sensitive skin, so continuous or daily use is not recommended.
Wild – (Rosa canina) extracted
from rosehips, which are rich in Vitamin C, containing valuable anti-oxidant
& anti-septic properties. Excellent to use for mature skin or problem skin
and may also help regulate sebum production.
Leaf Extract – (Rosmarinus officinalis) A natural antioxidant
obtained from the rosemary
leaf. Used commonly as an natural preservative/antioxidant to delay
rancidity (up to twice its normal shelf life) of the oil content of a natural
product - ie. carrier oils, vegetable butters & essential oils. It is
far more effective and potent than Wheatgerm Oil or Vitamin E, while its
antioxidant properties are also beneficial in anti-ageing products.
Butter – (Butyrospermum parkii) A natural vegetable fat obtained
from the fruit of the Karite tree. Generally solid at room temperature, it
melts on contact with the skin and provides wonderful emollient, skin softening
and healing properties. Great for dry or mature skin conditions & has
a slight sunscreen effect. In cooler climatic conditions, it may create a
firmer textured product, which is quite normal – once in contact with the skin
it will soften up.
Used in haircare, it is an ultra rich emollient that provides intense
conditioning from cortex to cuticle.
Used in haircare, it is an ultra rich emollient that provides intense conditioning from cortex to cuticle.
Shea Butter unrefined - (Butyrospermum
parkii) has a natural buttery colour that gives a lovely hint of
golden colour to your creams & lotions. Has the same skin
protective, regenerative & emollient properties as the refined white
Hydroxy Methyl Glycinate – a plant based preservative derived from amino acids
Lactate - This is a 100% plant derived ingredient that naturally occurs on
the skin to provide moisture and is moisture-binding ( a natural humectant).
As a humectant, it can be substituted for glycerine and stops both the product
drying out and keeping moisture within the skin once the product is applied.
The GREAT benefit is that Sodium Lactate increases the skin's moisture levels
for up to 4 hours after use and gives cosmetic formulations a silky velvety feel
to the skin. It is obtained from carbohydrates, such as beet sugar and the
production process of fermenting is also natural.
Soy Protein – plant derived protein, an important ingredient of functional skin & hair care. Helps protect against oxidative stress, skin imbalance & premature ageing & is vital in epidermal healing. The proteins have a tightening effect on the skin, leaving a very fine film that gives a silky lustre & satiny finish.
Spring Water - pure Australian water that is bottled at the source of the spring in the Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia, where the water is naturally filtered through hundreds of metres of sandstone found deep in a valley. When available, Certified Organic Spring Water is used, bottled at the source from organic rock springs in the great dividing range in southern Victoria, Australia.
Stevia - (Sweet Honey Leaf) - liquid extract. A natural herb, more than 300 times sweeter than sugar, adds natural sweetness to lip balms, teas and foods. No calories and an excellent digestive remedy. Helps to improve skin tone & reduce blemishes. Useful in mouth/toothpaste preparations as it reduces the bacteria that creates plaque & tooth decay.
tree Powder – (Melaleuca alternifolia) a very fine natural
exfoliant used in SKiN & SPa treatments, with a distinctive Tea tree aroma.
Produced from tea tree leaves, these fine non-abrasive particles help unblock
pores, remove dirt & flaking skin. Mild
antibacterial properties make it useful for problem skin types.
Jel – created from a sugar medium via a fermentation process (a yeast
called Sclerotium rolfsii). The
powder is then combined with spring water & grapefruit seed extract for use
in skincare. It is most suitable
for all skin types and is used in cleansers, toners, masques or as thickener or
emulsifier in lotions. It contains
natural skin smoothing properties.
Wheat Protein - (Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (and) Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch - naturally derived protein (amino acid) from wheat carbohydrates (oligosaccharides). Used as a hydrating complex to add moisture balance and softness to skin & hair formulations.
Almond, Sweet - Virgin (Prunus
amygdalus dulcis) Australian - Obtained from crushed sweet almonds. A
nourishing multi-purpose vegetable oil, very similar to olive oil in
composition, highly emollient, containing vitamins & monosaturated fatty
Kernel - Virgin (Prunus armeniaca) Australian - extracted from
the kernel of the Apricot. A very light, non-greasy oil that is quickly absorbed
by the skin. Rich in vitamins, minerals & essential fatty acids,
perfect for use for all skin types including dry, inflamed, sensitive & baby
Borage - Virgin (Borago officinalis) Australian. This oil is expressed from the Borage plant - a hardy annual
that contains potassium, calcium & mineral acids. An excellent fatty
acid oil rich in vitamins with over 18% GLA content. Has beneficial
anti-inflammatory healing properties for many skin conditions.
Camellia – (Thea sasanqua nois) Obtained from camellia seeds. Alight
& quick penetrating oil, with strong anti-oxidant properties due to its high
oleic acid content (an Essential Fatty acid that assists in maintaining normal
function of the skin's barrier membrane, helping to prevent moisture loss). A light, highly emollient and regenerative oil, useful for wrinkles, dry or sun damaged skin and hair.
– Extra Virgin Organic (from Tonga) – (Cocos nucifera) A truly valuable oil with a delicious fresh coconut aroma. Has excellent antioxidant, healing & emollient properties - a wonder
beauty treatment for both skin and hair. A very stable oil, resistant to
rancidity. In cooler climatic conditions, it may create a firmer textured
product, which is quite normal – once in contact with the skin it will soften
Primrose - Virgin (Oenothera biennis) Australian - Expressed from the
plant The oil contains a high amount of the essential fatty acid GLA, which is
needed to maintain normal function of the skin's barrier membrane, helping to
prevent moisture loss. Beneficial for many skin conditions including dry
flaky skin, eczema, psoriasis, inflamed or irritated skin.
Seed - Virgin (Cannabis
Sativa) Australia - obtained from the Cannabis plant A rich source of
Essential Fatty acids including Omega-3, Omega-6, GLA & Linoleic Acid.
Wonderful to treat many skin conditions where the skin is inflamed or irritated
or as an intense hair moisturising treatment.
– Virgin/BFA Certified Organic (Simmondsia chinensis) Australian A natural
extract from the nut of the Jojoba plant and is technically a liquid wax, not an
oil, of a rich gold yellow colour. It is deeply nourishing to the skin and
its composition is much like that of our own natural sebum, making it so
compatible for use in all skin and haircare applications. It keeps the skin
supple and can reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
Fantastic for hand & nail care, as it penetrates deep into the nail bed to
improve flexibility and prevent breakage or splitting. In haircare, jojoba
cleanses & stimulates the hair follicles and helps to loosen sebum buildup,
which can clog the follicles, leading to dandruff. As a bonus, it also
dissolves residue from chemical hair products. It has a light,
non-greasy texture, with rapid penetration into the skin. It has excellent
keeping properties and seldom becomes rancid, unlike many other vegetable oils.
In cooler climatic conditions, it may create a firmer textured product, which is
quite normal – once in contact with the skin it will soften up.
- Virgin/Organic (Macadamia integrifolia) Australian Expressed from
macadamia nuts. A rich beautiful oil with a slightly nutty aroma.
High in palmitoleic acid, that helps to maintain a soft supple skin – it
is a natural component of our skin sebum and not found in any other plant oil - making
it an ideal skin compatible oil, highly emollient for dry and mature skin with a
slight sunscreen effect. It is a good skin lubricant, ideal for
massage and easily absorbed into the skin. Palmitoleic acid also has an
antioxidant effect on our skin cells. Babies & children have a high
level of natural palmitoleic acid in their sebaceous glands, which is why they
have such dewy soft & plump skin – as we age it almost disappears from our
Meadowfoam Seed Oil- (Limnanthes alba) -An amazing oil that has rich hydrating & emollient properties, more so than any other oil for both skin and hair.
Neem Oil - strengthens keratin proteins - excellent for hair & nails to support healthy hair & nail growth. Excellent for all skin and scalp conditions.
Kernel - Virgin (Prunus persica) Australian - expressed from peach
kernels. Calming & soothing, it is an excellent & fine textured oil,
rich in vitamins & nutrients. Especially useful for dry, sensitive or
Rosehip – BFA Certified Organic Virgin (Rosa rubinginosa/canina)
(from Chile) - This virgin Rosehip oil is obtained from an organic wild
species of rose It is a lovely golden colour - rich in Essential Fatty Acids
& Vitamin C - essential for skin regeneration. Rosehip Oil naturally
boosts collagen, increases skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of
lines & wrinkles. Most suitable to use for all skin types, excellent
to use around the delicate eye area, for scarring, premature ageing, dermatitis
Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil - (Hippophae rhamnoides)- a powerful antioxidant & skin regenerating oil, with over 100 bioactive nutrients, including high content of Vitamins C and E, Vitamin A, essential fatty acids, flavonoids, beta-carotene and minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. Contains palmitoleic acid, which is a natural component of our skin for superior nourishment and moisturising benefits; the only other major plant source with this compound is macadamia oil. Gives a silky texture and sheen to skin and hair.
Sesame - Virgin (Sesamum indicum) Australian - Obtained from sesame seeds,
this oil is rich in Vitamin E and most beneficial for dry skin conditions,
massage blends, skincare and suntan lotions as its sunscreen effect blocks 30%
of UV rays.
Massage Blend - a blend of pure coconut oil fractions, virgin oils of jojoba
& camellia. Used for SKiN and SPa face or body massage, it is
non-greasy, penetrates quickly and non-staining.
Facial Oil Blend - A unique blend to use for various skin
complaints, wound healing, facial treatments. Contains cold pressed
oils of Rose Hip, Apricot Kernel, Evening Primrose, Jojoba, Avocado &
Camellia together with infused Carrot & Calendula oils. Used in SKiN treatments for facial massage - a precious oil suitable for any skin condition.
Calendula – BFA Certified Organic Infused in Sunflower Oil. (Calendula
officinalis) A bright orange oil rich in beta-carotene. Excellent
anti-inflammatory & healing properties. Used in SKiN treatments for
facial massage for dry, mature or general
inflamed skin conditions such as skin rashes, eczema & venous conditions,
such as varicose & thread veins.
Carrot – BFA Certified Organic Infused in Sesame Oil. (Daucus carota) A bright orange oil rich in beta-carotene. Used in SKiN treatments for
facial massage for its rejuvenating &
emollient effects for dry, sensitive & mature skin. Also has
anti-inflammatory properties useful for many skin conditions such as dermatitis,
eczema, ulcers, wounds, etc.
Centella - (Gotu Kola) An excellent rejuvenating oil used commonly in
Ayurvedic medicine for its healing, anti-inflammatory & skin regeneration
properties. It speeds up the healing & reduces the inflammation of
burns, wounds, ulcers, bites, eczema & similar skin conditions. It also has
the ability to increase collagen production, making it useful for helping to
reduce stretch marks & decrease the appearance of wrinkles.
Rose – BFA Certified Organic Infused in Sweet Almond Oil. (Rosa var.) Used in SKiN treatments for facial massage where skin is dry, sensitive,
couperose, inflamed or mature. Rose
is the most gentle of essences, so it is ideal to use for many skin conditions.
are natural pure products of the earth, rich in minerals and offering renowned
health benefits. The clays contain naturally occurring elements such as
silica, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron and zinc.
The basic principal behind all the clays is called ‘Osmatic Pressure’ – meaning particles will move from an area of high density to an area of low density. Therefore when a clay with high absorption properties (like green or Zeolite Gold) is applied to oily/damp skin, as it dries, the moisture from the skin will move into the clay, leaving the skin feeling softer and smoother. Similarly, a clay with low absorption properties (like pink or Zeolite Blue), will allow moisture to travel from the clay into the skin, leaving it fuller and firmer.
For hundreds of years, natural clays have been reputed to have renowned skin benefits - simply by replacing essential trace minerals and removing harmful toxins - to deeply cleanse, tone & revitalise the skin.
Importantly, clay does not cause any skin allergies - just ensure you use the correct clay for your client’s skin type for best results. ANY of the appropriate clay types can be used in your treatments. A simple tip to remember: Dry skin benefits most from an acid pH under 7 (all Australian clays) and from a magnetite content (Zeolite Blue), which has the ability to encourage the skin cells to naturally product moisture. In contrast, oily skin would benefit from an alkaline clay with a pH over 7. European clays (such as Pink & Green Argiletz) tend to be alkaline, whilst the Zeolite minerals also benefit oily skin.
of all, all clays in their powder form have a long shelf life and will last
indefinitely if kept in a dry airtight container. They are inert substances and therefore cannot support bacteria.
Argiletz Clay - An effective yet gentle clay for sensitive or normal skin
types. Renowned for its toning effects on the epidermis, use regularly to
help firm skin tissues, particularly around the thighs, bust, stomach, upper
arms. Leaves skin feeling soft and refined. Excellent for conditioning the
hair & scalp, to add natural body & shine & control dandruff.
Argiletz Clay - Suitable for oily, blemished or neglected skin. This
clay has the deepest drawing action of the clays, designed to cleanse,
exfoliate, smooth and soften skin, whilst removing impurities.
Organic Australian Clay - A mild clay, suitable for all skin, especially
sensitive. Like traditional white
clay, it has natural absorbent properties & helps to gently stimulate the
circulation and is a mild skin cleanser and exfoliant. Good for treating
blackheads, pimples, blemishes AND wrinkles! Excellent to use as a
hair masque for treating both dry and greasy scalp disorders.
Pink Organic Australian Clay - Excellent for mature skin, also can be used
for all skin types. Pink clay is very gentle, with softening, toning and
firming effects on the skin to help improve, strengthen and refine texture.
For best results use on a weekly basis as a maintenance program for great
looking skin. Excellent for conditioning the hair & scalp, to add
natural body & shine & control dandruff.
Red Organic Australian Clay - A high mineral content makes this clay ideal
for dry, couperose or sensitive skin types. It’s high iron oxide content
gently acts to heal, repair & renew dull, tired skin and gently restore the
skin back to a healthy glow. Beneficial for broken capillaries & bags
under the eyes.
Washed Blue Organic Australian Clay - Best for oily/problem skin. It regulates the sebum flow, cleanses the hair follicles and dissolves impurities on the skin.
Organic Australian Clay - A versatile clay suitable for all skin types,
especially beneficial for oily/combination skin. It has excellent
pore-cleansing, skin tightening and smoothing properties and will gently
Green Organic Australian Clay - Recommended for normal to oily, congested,
neglected or blemished skin types. A strong drawing clay to help remove
impurities, tighten pores and balance oil secretion. This clay will
promote a smoother, clearer skin.
Australian Organic - this is an ultra-fine active clay that has a
greater drawing strength than normal clay, yet gives a more luxurious feel and
needs to be mixed with other clays or natural ingredients for application.
Used in SKiN & SPa treatments.
Kaolin - (Kaolin) also referred to as white China clay. It is a mild clay, gently
exfoliating & excellent for sensitive skin. Has good absorbent properties
for both water and oil, therefore is a great skin absorber of the oil and sweat
secreted by the skin. Helps to refine pores, clear up breakouts and
its soothing properties are ideal for sensitive skin.
Acts as a gentle exfoliant, helping to stimulate circulation.
Acts as a gentle exfoliant, helping to stimulate circulation.
Mud – Australian – Completely 100% pure natural mud – a combination of
active mineral clays and mineral water rich in sodium, magnesium, calcium,
silicon, sulphur & potassium. It
has much the same detoxifying and anti-bacterial benefits as green clay and is
used in SPa body treatments.
Powder - (Ascophyllum
nodosum) - obtained from one of the many common varieties of seaweed. A rich
source of balanced minerals, trace elements and nutrients including vitamins,
amino acids, iodine and phyto hormones. Seaweed is found to be very
stimulating, nourishing and revitalising to the skin. It has excellent
moisturising and cell renewal properties that soften and smooth, and has found
to be beneficial against wrinkles and ageing skin. It is
anti-inflammatory, healing and protective to the skin against irritation,
infection, itching, burns, acne and sunburn. Used in SKiN & SPa treatments.
Gold (Zeolite) – a pearly
golden/pink mineral, mined in NSW Australia. When blended with other clays, helps to increase/enhance their activity. Zeolite minerals have amazing drawing & healing properties, to deep
cleanse, remove toxins, reduce swelling & fluid retention. Suitable for all skin types.
Blue (Kaolin, Zeolite &
Magnetite) – a custom blend of Australian clays, mined in NSW. Magnetite has been included for its wonderful soothing, healing &
calming properties. It also encourages the skin cells to naturally produce
moisture. Suitable for all skin types, especially calming and soothing delicate,
reddened or inflamed skin.
Vitamin A Palmitate – (Retinyl palmitate) is far more stable and safe in formulations than Retinol (another popular form of Vitamin A). Helps to 'normalise' skin, reduce scaliness, providing anti-ageing and skin regeneration benefits. It enables the skin to stay soft and plump to keep it clear, healthy and supple. Its skin benefits are enhanced when used with Vitamin E and is used reputedly for healing burned skin areas, sun damaged skin, acne, skin disorders, even brittle nails. It also works well in synergy with Vitamin D.
B3 (Niacinimide) - the cell
energiser - essential for the synthesis of collagen and lipids to prevent
moisture loss, this vitamin works to hold moisture in the skin, has
anti-inflammatory benefits and
stimulates circulation. An excellent anti-ageing ingredient that aids in
reduction of pigmentation, fine lines & wrinkles, increased skin elasticity
and brightens skin tone.
stimulates circulation. An excellent anti-ageing ingredient that aids in reduction of pigmentation, fine lines & wrinkles, increased skin elasticity and brightens skin tone.
Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) – (D-panthenol) Created from d-pantolactone, a raw material component found in honey, which is broken down by natural enzymes to create Panthenol. When applied in topical preparations for skin, aftershave products, nails and hair, this vitamin appears to provide moisturising benefits, relief from sunburn and speeds wound healing. Helps to reduce inflammation and promote supple skin. Used in hair care preparations, is a natural humectant and conditioner to give extra shine, moisture and vitality to hair, strengthening the hair follicles, improves scalp disorders, thickens undamaged hair, reduces formation of split ends and repairs damaged hair. A much more safe and long term solution to the synthetic silicon's used in hair care which only give the appearance of shine and healthy hair - but in fact long term will create the opposite. It also helps strengthen brittle nails by increasing the nail's water retention capacity - for better flexibility and stability.
B6 - (Pyridoxine tripalmitate) Deficiencies of this vitamin may
occur in people with toxic or allergic skin conditions, such as dermatitis,
eczema, psoriasis and can generally be seen in the wasting of the skin &
excessive dryness due to loss of precious skin lipids. This deficiency is
also related to a defective fatty acid metabolism and can be corrected topically
with the use of this vitamin, especially where oral doses of B6 have no effect.
Also good for treating pigmentation, such as cholasma in pregnancy.
C Ascorbic Acid – (Ascorbic Acid) Natural Vitamin C. A water
soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties. Used in SPa professional AHA
treatments, to help improve skin elasticity, brighten the skin and create a smoother skin texture,
diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Applied topically,
it is a very effective means of targeting this vitamin directly into the skin,
as it is also a natural collagen
booster and healing to skin tissues.
AHA Fruit Mix - (Saccharum officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract (and) Pyrus malus (Apple) Fruit Extract (and) Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract (and) Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract (and) Camellia oleifera Leaf Extract.) A concentrated blend of five botanical fruit extracts: Sugar Cane, Apple, Orange, Lemon & Camellia, which contain several naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids. These AHA's are used to increase the rate of cell renewal, promoting a younger, smoother looking skin. Suits all skin types.
Fruit Extract – (pyrus malus) contains natural AHAs (alpha-hydroxy
acids) to gently exfoliate skin and keep it smooth. Most beneficial
against lines & wrinkles to help maintain a youthful complexion; adds extra
moisture & nourishment to the skin and also regulates sebum. Most
suitable for dry and mature, ageing skin types.
Fruit Extract – (Vaccinium myrtillus) known for its powerful antioxidant properties, making it useful
in skincare & anti-ageing products, helps strengthen capillaries, (for
coupe rose skin types) and also acts as an astringent, helping draw skin tissues
Kiwi Fruit Extract – (Actinida chinensis) Contains natural AHA & ascorbic acid, giving it effective ‘skin peeling’ and smoothing properties. Purifies and refreshes skin and as a high natural source of Vitamin C has strong antioxidant protection for the skin. In hair care, helps to rejuvenate & protect against colour fade & damage.
Fruit Extract - (Carica papaya) Astringent, contains Vitamins A
& C to help rejuvenate & repair skin and give it a natural 'lift'.
A natural exfoliant, excellent for balancing oily/combination skin types,
refining pores. Helps to purify, refresh & moisturise.
Fruit Extract – (Passiflora
incarnata) great addition to skin care lotions, masks & creams to help
calm and soothe, refresh & nourish all skin types.
Fruit Extract – (Ananas sativus) Astringent & purifying,
excellent for use in face masks, peels and anti-ageing lotions to help remove
dead skin cells and reveal softer smoother skin.
Fruit Extract – (Rubus idaeus) Rich in Vitamin C with
astringent properties to tone the skin & remove impurities. Useful
around the eyes to firm and repair delicate skin.
Fucus – (Fucus vesiculosus) A type of micro-algae used in cosmetic preparations. A valuable ingredient, found to be nourishing and revitalising to the skin and hair, helps to reduce moisture loss. Contains a wealth of skin loving ingredients including iodine, silicon, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and more. Excellent protective effects for sensitive skin; smooths & softens mature, dry skin, increasing elasticity, softness & hydration; effective for acne, inflamed skin, wound healing, burns, sunburn. Improves hair shine & manageability.
Extract – (Laminaria digitata) A type of micro-algae, rich in
vitamins, proteins and many macro & micro nutrients - an excellent additive to skin care
products for increased surface hydration and cell renewal. It oxygenates, cools
the skin, revitalises & moisturises. Contains iodine which
is beneficial for cellulite treatments.
of Pearl (Exfoliant) – Extremely fine powdered
grains from mother of pearl of the sea - contain an active enzyme to
make a gentle exfoliant and skin cleanser. Helps reduce puffiness, fine lines & wrinkles, promotes a more glowing, radiant complexion.
Promotes efficient absorption of skin care products into the deeper layers
of the skin for maximum effectiveness.
Promotes efficient absorption of skin care products into the deeper layers of the skin for maximum effectiveness.
Spirulina Extract - (Spirilina maxima) a blue green micro-algae with photo-protective properties, high content of antioxidants (beta carotene), helps to minimise/prevent free radical damage. Packed with nutrients, it contains 60% all-vegetable protein, GLA Essential fatty acid, vitamins, minerals & trace elements. Beneficial for hydrating, nourishing & moisturising the skin, also can aid in skin tissue regeneration.
Collagen – (Hydrolyzed Collagen) obtained from seaweed.
A natural vegetable alternative to the traditional animal derived collagens.
Marine collagen is an active protein source that helps to rebuild skin cells - for
improving and repairing skin tone,
texture and to
help diminish the visible signs of wrinkles & ageing. Our skin
naturally produces collagen, helping to give it elasticity and youthfulness - as
we age, collagen production decreases.
Extract – (Arctostaphylos
Uva ursi) the dried leaves are used for their highly astringent
properties, skin-lightening, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect.
Australian organic – (Articum lappa) traditionally used to treat
mild acne, bruises & inflammation. It has antibacterial &
anti fungal properties, which help keep the skin free of infections and helps to
regulate sebum production. Helps to improve, promote & maintain a normal
Extract – (Calendula officinalis) obtained from the calendula
flower (also known as marigold). Promotes healing, soothes itchy, inflamed
skin. Excellent for all skin types, including sensitive and acneic skin.
Extract – (Chamomila recutita) obtained from the flower heads.
Known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Beneficial in any
creams or lotions to soothe angry, allergic, itchy or blemished skin, including
aftershaves, eye gels and dry skin/acne treatments.
Extract – (coffea arabica) a strong coloured & aromatic extract
from coffee beans. Tonic, stimulant
& revitalising effects, with natural anti-cellulitic properties.
Extract – (Symphytum officinale) taken from the roots and leaves.
Natural source of allantoin stimulates cell production and promotes healing for all sorts of skin
problems including cuts, bruises, blemishes, itching, sunburn, minimises scar
tissue. Credited with
good emollient, soothing, antiseptic, astringent & anti-inflammatory
properties. Comfrey is traditionally renowned for its ability to knit
Extract – (Cucumis sativus) High in minerals, especially silica and
amino acids which help strengthen the skin's acid mantle & connective
tissue. Popular for use in eye gels, aftershaves, sun creams
& oily skin. Refreshing and tightening for tired, stressed skin.
Helps the skin retain and regulate moisture.
Extract – (Cupressus
sempervirens) A good anti-septic, deodorant, astringent, helps reduce sebum
secretion. Healing and soothing to skin.
Leaf – Australian organic. (Taraxacum officinale) Excellent
for dry skin, makes a refreshing skin tonic and corrects PH balance.
Extract – (Panax ginseng) Extracted from the root. Known for its skin rejuvenating effects, increasing blood supply,
suppleness & elasticity, helping to reduce and minimise the appearance of
lines & wrinkles. Also valuable in hair products to stimulate blood
supply to the scalp/hair follicle, strengthens and promotes healthy hair.
Gingko - (Gingko biloba) Stimulates blood flow & increases oxygen flow to skin cells. Excellent for coupe rose conditions (dilates blood vessels), with strong antioxidant properties, protecting the skin against free radicals. Regulates sebum.
Seed Extract – (Vitus
Vinifera) Utilised for its excellent anti-oxidant properties, due to its
natural Vitamin C content.
Green Tea Extract – (Camellia Synensis) has powerful anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-bacterial properties. A valuable addition to any skin care product to help protect against ageing, sun and environmental damage. In hair care, tones and protects the scalp, excellent for use in treating oily hair, dandruff & deodorising the scalp.
Horse Chestnut Extract - (Aesculus hippocastanum) extracted from the seed of the chestnut tree. Promotes circulation & helps to normalise circulatory disorders, as in for coupe rose conditions for fragile or broken capillaries. Has good tonic & astringent properties.
Extract – (Hibiscus sp.) obtained from many different varieties of hibiscus
flowers. Credited with refreshing & astringent properties.
Moss Extract – (Cetraria islandica) obtained from the colder regions of the
northern hemisphere. Rich in many vitamins & nutrients, it is very soothing
to skin, purifies & tones, has antiseptic & emollient properties.
Great in deodorant and anti-ageing products.
Marshmallow Extract - (Althaea officinalis) Extracted from the root of the plant. Renowned for its soothing, healing, anti-inflammatory & emollient properties for dry, mature and sensitive skin, also helps control oily skin. An excellent skin hydrator with a noticeable skin softening effect. It also has antioxidant properties and helps to even out skin tone & reduce pigmentation.
Nettle/Nettle Extract – Australian organic/Extract (Urtica dioica) Known for its antibacterial,
anti-inflammatory, astringent & healing skin properties with a high content
of Vitamin E, giving it good anti-oxidant properties. Excellent for cleansing oily skin.
In hair care helps to reduce scalp irritation, nourish the scalp and hair
follicles, remove loose dandruff. Stimulates circulation helping to
promote lustre & healthy hair growth.
In hair care helps to reduce scalp irritation, nourish the scalp and hair follicles, remove loose dandruff. Stimulates circulation helping to promote lustre & healthy hair growth.
Leaf Extract – (Olea europaea) Extracted from the olive leaves, an excellent anti-oxidant, helps
to improve skin hydration, elasticity with anti-bacterial & anti-fungal
Pomegranate Extract (Punica granatum linn)- another very powerful anti-oxidant herb, that imparts long lasting hydration & plumpness to the skin, thereby helping to reduce the visible signs of ageing, & combating free radicals in the skin. Research has demonstrated it to promote a moderate thickening of the epidermis & maintaining healthy cell structure, increasing their life span. This serves to help strengthen the cell network & connective tissues, supporting the fibroblasts in the dermis, which produce collagen & elastin.
Clover – Australian organic (Trifolium pratense) Beneficial
for acne, inflamed skin conditions.
Extract – (Rosmarinus officinalis) – Extracted from the leaf. Stimulates circulation which helps promote skin regeneration &
healing, with good deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial properties.
Extract – (Salvia officinalis) – Extracted from the leaves. Credited with astringent, antibacterial, deodorant, antiseptic &
healing properties. Softens skin & a good anti-inflammatory.
Sandalwood Extract – (Santalum spicata) – Strong aroma of natural sandalwood, good astringent properties, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, regenerative & soothing.
Floral Waters are derived from the steam distillation of Essential Oils and do not contain any additives, preservatives, additional fragrances or alcohol. They contain soothing water-soluble components, including small amounts of essential oil and have much versatility in natural skin care, being used for facial tonics, aftershaves, hair & body spritzes, facial masks and more.
Cucumber – (Cucumis sativus) Cucumber
Floral Water is an all natural product that makes a gentle facial tonic for all
skin types or perfect for hydrating and refreshing chilled body spritzes. Smells
just like fresh cucumbers!
Grapefruit – (Citrus paradisi) Grapefruit
water is mildly astringent & can be used as a facial toner. It is
light, refreshing & a great pick-me-up boost for any time of the day.
Lavender – Certified organic (Lavendula angustifolia) Lavender water is calming, hydrating & rejuvenating to all
skin types. Good for mildly blemished skin.
Orange Blossom – (Citrus aurantium) Orange water softens & soothes the skin, rejuvenating & uplifting. Good for normal & combination skin types, slightly astringent to help balance skin.
Passion fruit - Passion fruit Floral
Water is an all natural product that makes a great facial/hair tonic - for all
skin types, perfect for hydrating in creams, cleansers, lotions and refreshing
body spritzes, with a subtle fruity passion fruit aroma.
Rose Damask – Certified Organic (Rosa damascena) The delicate fragrance of rose is refreshing and cooling to the skin. Excellent for toning and for use on all skin types, especially sensitive, inflamed, dry, dehydrated, coupe rose & mature skins.
Roman Chamomile - Certified Organic - (Chamaemelum anthemis nobile ) A delightful aromatic hydrosol, that is calming, soothing and ideal for all skin types, especially sensitive, allergic, hot or itchy skin.
Geranium - Certified Organic (Pelargonium graveolens) A beautifully scented hydrosol, Geranium brings balance to the skin. Helps to & hydrate all skin types.Laurel Leaf - Certified Organic (Laurus Nobilis) - excellent as a toner for problem skin types. Has antiseptic, antibacterial & anti fungal properties to help improve scars, acne, pimples, boils. Also recommended as a hair tonic to stimulate hair growth and improve dandruff conditions.
NOTE: BFA stands for Biological Farmers Association – A recognised Australian Certifying Organisation.
iSHiKi-SKiN.... "the essence of nature"
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