. : Oils : .
· Apricot ·
Apricot oil is highly emollient but light and safe to apply anywhere on the body. It is easily absorbed deep into your skin to moisturize and soothe any irritation. Once applied, apricot oil provides nutrition and support, reducing the aging process and preventing damage from free radicals.
The best part? It will leave you feeling silky-soft but no one will guess the secret to your natural glow.
· Coconut ·
It’s thick, glossy and smells like the most delicious coconut! Skin’s best friend, coconut oil helps skin retain its hydration naturally, eliminating moisture loss through the pores. It contains fats & proteins that contribute to cellular health and tissue repair. Above all, it prevents premature aging thanks to all the antioxidants it contains! Soft and creamy to the touch, it can be applied directly to the skin as natural remedy to dryness and cracking.
· Jojoba ·
Jojoba is actually a liquid wax pressed from the bean of the jojoba shrub. Its structure closely resembles our skin’s natural sebum, so you will feel especially replenished when using it.
Jojoba is naturally antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and is rich in iodine, omega 6 and 9, and vitamins A, D, and E. And it can fight fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen production and even cleanse your skin. That is why this magic potion of an oil is present in almost all of our products.
· Olive & Safflower ·
Olive and Safflower oils use date back to Ancient Egypt. Both are highly oleic, meaning they boost the elasticity of your skin and help it return to its natural, supple state. They contain vitamins A and E that get to work deep under the surface of your skin, repairing sun damage, unclogging pores, and regenerating cell growth. All that’s left is youthful, healthy, glowing skin.
· Sweet Almond ·
Sweet almond oils are smoothing and mild. It's safe to use all over your body and to use in cooking as well. This oil regenerates skin tissue and helps fight inflammation in your entire body. Its high lipid content strengthens the function of your skin as a barrier, without clogging pores or leaving you greasy. Try applying it after a shower to add natural glow to your skin and stay silky soft all day.
. : So why beeswax? : .We use beeswax in most of our products. It naturally acts as an anti-allergenic, toxin-free, natural, golden honey-scented magic. It actually forms a protective barrier on your skin to keep moisture in and all the nasties out! When you use our lip balm, the beeswax helps attract the water molecules from the air around you, keeping your lips deliciously hydrated. And since it’s full of vitamin A, beeswax rejuvenates your skin and makes it glow.
We also source our beeswax from our local beekeepers who purify it especially for us and use the funds to take extra-special case of their bees. So it's a win-win!
. : Butters : .
· The Power of Three ·
We use mango, shea, and deliciously scented cocoa butter to create a recipe for lip youth and rejuvenation.
All three of these butters are rich in antioxidants and fatty acids. It makes them ideal for nourishing your skin and allowing it to preserve its natural moisture levels. Your lips will thank you, especially during the cold and windy months.
Armed with vitamins A, E, C, and F, these skin-superfoods encourage collagen production, repair damage, and improve the elasticity of your skin.
· Kokum ·Kokum butter remains solid at room temperature but melts immediately upon contact with skin. It is more emollient of most butters and contains heaps of stearic and oleic acids. Its natural healing properties promote the regeneration of your skin and restores its flexibility.
We use kokum butter primarily in our Revival lotion bar and it helps us do exactly that – revive your skin. Kokum butters helps prevent the drying of your skin and heal small fissures or cuts by regenerating skin cells and leaving you extra-soft!
. : Superfoods : .
· Cocoa Powder ·
Rich, dark cocoa contains heaps more antioxidants than any blueberry and it’s absolutely delicious, so why wouldn’t we use it? Cocoa has natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and it actually contributes to the elasticity and hydration of your skin. It also helps prevent heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol and preventing arterial blood clots.
We use cocoa in our products to give your lips that extra burst of antioxidants and a gentle exfoliation. But cocoa does more than that. Its soothing aroma and flavour helps release the feel-good chemicals in your brain – dopamine and serotonin. Cocoa lifts your mood and comforts your spirit, that’s why we simply can’t live without it. Can you?
· Guava ·
uava is prized for its ability to slow down the signs of aging. Rich in vitamins A, B, and C, guava extract helps prevent the effects of day to day wear and tear of your skin. Guava is also an effective antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent, and as a completely non-toxic substance, it is a nutritious and safe addition to our formulations.
· Goji ·
Goji is a superfruit for your skin! It is a good source of vitamins C and E and so it plays an integral part in rejuvenating the skin and mitigating the aging process. But goji also contains other vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, zinc, iron, selenium and amino acids, all of which help plump the skin and improve its tone and colour. It is non-irritating and, since its edible, is a safe addition to our formulas. As an ingredient in our lip balm and scrub, goji helps hydrate and firm your lips, so they can always stay radiant!
Finally goji berries contain naturally occurring carotenoids, which are flavonoids including beta-carotene. Within the body it provides the antioxidants that protect the cells from free radicals and support a healthy immune system and help the body to defend itself against illness.
· Maca ·
We picked maca root for its ability to fast-track collagen production. It is incredibly nutrient-dense, containing protein, lots of vitamin C, and vitamins D and E as well. All of these help regulate collagen production and keep your skin looking plump and glowy.
Did you know maca is also rich in manganese and zinc? Both contribute to a healthy immune system!
· Matcha ·
Matcha powder is another powerhouse addition to our products. With heaps of antioxidants it helps to gently eliminate dead cells and keep your skin fresh and healthy. Matcha completely rejuvenates the skin by increasing elastin production and adding volume to your skin.
· Papaya ·
Papaya fruit extract is gently refreshing and provides mild exfoliation. It helps restore balance back to your skin and gives it a rejuvenated appearance. Papaya contains vitamins A and C. The latter gives your skin an antioxidant boost, making it soft and smooth once more, and the former helps reveal the next layer of the skin, restoring its radiance.
· Pineapple ·
Pineapple powder is known to contain the fruit enzyme ‘bromelain’ which is an effective exfoliant. It polishes the dead skin cells right off and acts as a tonic to your skin. It also adds a distinct citrus flavour to our scrub, and its unique astringent properties come together to cleanse and invigorate your lips.
· Rosehip ·
Rosehip is the fruit of the rose plant and is high in vitamin C as well as 32 other minerals and vitamins, like beta carotene, bioflavonoids, calcium, citrates, and vitamins A, B1, B2, E, and K. Vitamin C stimulates collagen production and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, while vitamin A helps increase the moisture content of your skin. All these make rosehip extract a powerful agent for promoting skin elasticity and maintaining its suppleness.
· Strawberry ·
Our organic strawberry powder is very antioxidant-dense, which means it provides excellent anti-aging properties. It is also high in vitamin C that gives you a collagen production boost and prevents blemishes and wrinkles.