Natural Aromatherapy Skincare Ingredients
CO2 extracted botanical ingredients:
We want our handmade aromatherapy skincare to contain only the finest natural ingredients. So we use concentrated organic botanical extracts which are created by an extraction process that uses CO2 gas (Carbon Dioxide), since this is the purest and gentlest way of making botanical extracts without the use of either heat or solvents. This leaves the botanical ingredients free from any synthetic solvents, microbes, heavy metals and preservatives. They are very concentrated full strength organic extractions, which include the Essential Oils as well as the fat-soluble and water-soluble substances from the plants.
Sea Buckthorn botanical extract - extracted from Sea Buckthorn berries, and is a deep red colour (which adds a natural yellow colouration to creams and balms). Sea Buckthorn has an excellent track record in supporting damaged skin (such as when it is sunburnt) and promotes cell rejuvenation. It also has excellent pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.
Co-Enzyme Q10 - an important anti-oxidant, which naturally occurs in all cells. We have formulated some intensive creams and an oil serum containing this expensive but potent naturally active ingredient, since research shows that it helps to smooth the appearance of fine lines and improves the texture and moisture in the skin.
Caster oil - chosen especially for our cleanser range since it is highly moisturising but takes a while to penetrate the skin. This is a great quality in a cleanser, since there's time for the organic oil to combine with grime and dirt on the surface of the skin before being wiped away with one of our lovely muslin cloths.
Camelina oil - sometimes known as 'Gold of Pleasure' this oil is high in Omega 3, linoleic and alpha-linoleic acids which are important in cell repair and in maintaining skin elasticity. Camelina is a wonderful oil for maintaining hydration and replenishing the skin.
Coconut oil - extracted from dried coconuts and is a light oil that does not clog pores. It absorbs readily into the skin so is good as a moisturiser and is also beneficial as a hair conditioner.
Evening Primrose oil - another expensive oil but it provides a rich source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. It is excellent for moisturising dry skin and assists troubled skin (such as eczema).
Jojoba - is actually a liquid wax, that’s highly penetrating since it closely resembles the natural sebum in our skin. Ours is organic so it is expensive, but it has the ability to naturally balance our natural skin oils. Jojoba has natural anti-oxidant properties, and contains a natural anti-inflammatory called “myristic acid” making it a good oil for arthritis and rheumatism.
Kiwi seed oil - a unique oil which contains a very high level of omega 3 fatty acids and other nutrients. Research has shown that this oil improves skin texture and also protects against moisture loss.