Formula Foundations

We all know that skincare brands love to show off their hero ingredients, but what about all the other ingredients that are listed? What do they do and why are they included?

We’re setting a new goal as a brand: to disrupt the status quo within the beauty industry. Instead of keeping things as they are, with "greenwashed" marketing claims claims and little else to back them up, we want to be more transparent with our customers about what goes into our products, because what's the point in claiming that every ingredient in our formulas have a purpose if we don't stand by that? So below you'll find our building blocks of skincare formulations, such as hero ingredients, carriers, and emulsifiers, so you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin.

We’re just getting started, but we hope you join us as we strive to be honest, approachable, and inclusive!

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

MEL (HONEY)
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 12+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Like avocado on toast? You’ll like it even more on your skin. Hydrating and nourishing. Packed with vitamins A, B, and E, as well as fatty acids it works a treat to reduce fine lines, dark spots, and dryness.

PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Sweet almond oil, unsurprisingly, is derived from almonds. A gentle, nourishing oil suitable for all skin types (especially dry and sensitive ones). Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and amino acids, it helps to soften and nourish the skin.

KAOLIN (CLAY)
Also known as china clay, its gentle absorptive properties soak up excess oil, while drawing out blackheads and impurities from pores.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

CHAMOMILLIA MATRICARIA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT
Chamomile probably needs no introduction as it's one of the most widely used medicinal herbs. Renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, Chamomile is perfect for calming and soothing aggravated or irritated skin.

CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM
Derived naturally from the Tara tree, which grows in the Andes. The gum is rich in vitamin B, C and sugars that strengthening the skin. In our skincare it also multitasks as a natural thickener.

SALICYLIC ACID
Also known as a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), we use this ingredient in lower levels to act as a preservative, alongside sorbic acid, to keep our formulas safe and mould-free. It is one of the few preservatives authorised by organic labels.

GLYCERIN
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

SORBIC ACID
A gentle preservative that keeps our skincare safe to use.

PARFUM
Derived from natural plant extracts, it makes our skincare smell delicious.

BENZYL ALCOHOL
A safe preservative. Many people are unnecessarily frightened of preservatives. They are very necessary to prevent unwanted nasties to start growing in our skincare.

LIMONENE
Limonene is a colourless or pale-yellow liquid with a sweet lemon-like odour. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

CITRAL
Citral can be a colourless or pale, yellow liquid with a strong, fresh odour of lemon peel. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

AQUA (WATER).
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED POWDER.
A light and gentle abrasive which make it ideal for buffing away dead skin cells and surface impurities. Also, a by-product of our local Marlborough Wineries.

MEL (HONEY).
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 12+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

CETEARYL OLIVATE/SORBITAN OLIVATE.
A natural emulsifier derived from Olive oil. It reduces skin water loss, has a high moisturising effect, is hypoallergenic and mimics the skin.

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER.
A rich emollient packed with antioxidants and minerals, which provide remarkable nourishing and smoothing properties. If you are looking for rich emollient benefits + more, shea is hard to beat.

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE.
Derived from plants, it is a softening emollient that absorbs easily and conditions the skin. While some brands like to use silicone, we like to use this ingredient instead.

GLYCERIN.
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL.
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX).
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

CETYL PALMITATE
A thickener and emollient that helps smooth and condition dry skin while preventing moisture loss.

SORBITAN PALMITATE
A surfactant and emulsifier; that means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together while helping cleanse skin.

SORBITAN OLEATE
A vegetable derived emulsifier. Ensures cream and lotions are stable.

SCLEROTIUM GUM
A big sugar molecule (polysaccharide) that we use as a natural thickening and gelling agent.

XANTHAN GUM
All natural, xanthan gum is a chain of sugar molecules (polysaccharide) produced from individual sugar molecules (glucose and sucrose) via fermentation and makes our formula thicker.

PARFUM
Derived from natural plant extracts, it makes our skincare smell delicious. Specifically in Harvest Crush, delicious grapes.

BENZYL ALCOHOL
A safe preservative. Many people are unnecessarily frightened of preservatives. They are very necessary to prevent unwanted nasties to start growing in our skincare.

SALICYLIC ACID
Also known as a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), we use this ingredient in lower levels to act as a preservative, alongside sorbic acid, to keep our formulas safe and mould-free. It is one of the few preservatives authorised by organic labels.

SORBIC ACID
A gentle preservative that keeps our products safe to use.

CINNAMAL
Cinnamal is a yellow liquid with a sweet and warm odour. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

EUGENOL
Found in roses, carnations, hyacinths and violets, Eugenol is a yellow viscous liquid. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

LINALOOL
Linalool is used in floral fragrances. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

CINNAMYL ALCOHOL
Cinnamyl alcohol gives a sweetness and persistence when blended with other compounds. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

FARNESOL
Farnesol lends a sweet and floral note to a formula. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

LIMONENE
Limonene is a colourless or pale-yellow liquid with a sweet lemon-like odour. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

GERANIOL
Geraniol is a colourless liquid; it has a sweet, rose-like odour. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

AQUA (WATER).
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

MEL (HONEY).
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 12+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL.
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL.
A light, gentle oil that comes from the kernels (seeds) of apricots. High in essential fatty acids and vitamins e and a, it helps to balance, nourish and soften the skin.

SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL.
Jojoba (pronounced “ho-ho-ba” oil is actually a wax and the closest plant oil to our own sebum. A lightweight yet rich source of fatty acids and antioxidants, which boost hydration, repair damage and soothes skin irritation.

PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL.
Sweet almond oil, unsurprisingly, is derived from almonds. A gentle, nourishing oil suitable for all skin types (especially dry and sensitive ones). Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and amino acids, it helps to soften and nourish the skin.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX).
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

LINUM USITATISSMUM (FLAXSEED) SEED OIL.
Linseed seed oil, more commonly known as flaxseed oil is a significant plant source of omega fatty acids, primarily an omega-3 fatty acid (linolenic acid) that has been shown to have a soothing effect on skin.

GLYCERIN.
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE.
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E).
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM.
Derived naturally from the Tara tree, which grows in the Andes. The gum is rich in vitamin B, C and sugars that strengthening the skin. In our skincare it also multitasks as a natural thickener.

SORBITAN CAPRYLATE.
A handy multi-functional helper ingredient that helps water and oil to mix (aka emulsifier), helps to thicken up a formula and boosts the effectiveness of traditional preservatives.

PROPANEDIOL.
Derived from corn sugar, it's quite a multi-tasker: can be used to improve skin moisturization, as a solvent, to boost preservative efficacy.

BENZOIC ACID.
Benzoic acid is a plant polyphenol and works as a pH adjuster and a natural preservative.

AQUA (WATER).
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

MEL (HONEY).
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 12+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL.
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL.
A light, gentle oil that comes from the kernels (seeds) of apricots. High in essential fatty acids and vitamins e and a, it helps to balance, nourish and soften the skin.

SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL.
Jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-ba”) oil is actually a wax and the closest plant oil to our own sebum. A lightweight yet rich source of fatty acids and antioxidants, which boost hydration, repair damage and soothes skin irritation.

PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL.
Sweet almond oil, unsurprisingly, is derived from almonds. A gentle, nourishing oil suitable for all skin types (especially dry and sensitive ones). Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and amino acids, it helps to soften and nourish the skin.

GLYCERIN.
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL.
There’s more to flowers than just looking and smelling pretty. The grandmother of skin oils, evening primrose has been popular in Europe for centuries. Evening primrose oil is rich in gamma-linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that promotes skin’s tone and elasticity, as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE.
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX).
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E).
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM.
Derived naturally from the Tara tree, which grows in the Andes. The gum is rich in vitamin B, C and sugars that strengthening the skin. In our skincare it also multitasks as a natural thickener.

BENZYL ALCOHOL.
A safe preservative. Many people are unnecessarily frightened of preservatives. They are very necessary to prevent unwanted nasties to start growing in our skincare.

PARFUM.
Derived from natural plant extracts, it makes our skincare smell delicious.

SALICYLIC ACID.
Also known as a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), we use this ingredient in lower levels to act as a preservative, alongside sorbic acid, to keep our formulas safe and mould-free. It is one of the few preservatives authorised by organic labels.

SORBIC ACID.
A gentle preservative that keeps our products safe to use.

AQUA (WATER).
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

MEL (HONEY).
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 12+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL.
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE.
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL.
A light, gentle oil that comes from the kernels (seeds) of apricots. High in essential fatty acids and vitamins e and a, it helps to balance, nourish and soften the skin.

PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL.
Sweet almond oil, unsurprisingly, is derived from almonds. A gentle, nourishing oil suitable for all skin types (especially dry and sensitive ones). Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and amino acids, it helps to soften and nourish the skin.

TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEATGERM) OIL.
A highly nutritive oil rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, wheatgerm is highly nourishing and replenishing.

THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER.
Theobroma means "food of the gods" in Greek though probably "treat of the people" would be more spot on. A plentiful source of antioxidants to nourish dry skin, co cocoa butter counts as a rich emollient that can moisturize and nourish even the driest skin.

GLUCONOLACTONE.
A multitasker, it can act as a preservative, but also as a humectant and a solvent. It is a free-radical scavenger, which makes it helpful for protecting skin.

SODIUM BENZOATE.
A natural, safe preservative that works to prevent bacteria and fungi from developing in our skincare.

CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) OIL.
A beautiful deep red colour, Calendula is a flower indigenous to the Mediterranean. Hydrating, reparative, and soothing, calendula heals dry, sensitive skin. It is antiseptic, alleviates conditions like dermatitis, and fades scarring.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX).
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

PARFUM.
Derived from natural plant extracts, it makes our skincare smell delicious.

DAUCUS CAROTA (CARROT) OIL.
The oil coming from the seeds of the carrot, the orange root vegetable we all know and eat regularly. Naturally rich in beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A), it provides antioxidant protection from free radical damage and is loaded with moisturizing fatty acids. Other important components are carotol (30%) and daucol (12%) that give the seed oil antifungal and antioxidant properties.

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER.
A rich emollient packed with antioxidants and minerals, which provide remarkable nourishing and smoothing properties. If you are looking for rich emollient benefits + more, shea is hard to beat.

PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA (PLANTAIN) LEAF EXTRACT.
Plantain offers many biologically active compounds such as polysaccharides and antioxidants to help heal and repair damage. Modern studies do confirm that the plant, and specifically the leaves are loaded with active compounds that give the extract anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant magic properties.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E).
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

LEPTOSPERMUM SCOPARIUM (MĀNUKA) OIL.
Pure, precious, natural Mānuka oil is revered by the Māori people and has been used for centuries in New Zealand. This wonderfully nourishing essential oil, rich in triketones and flavonoids is a natural powerhouse of antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and helpful in the treatment and prevention of a range of skin conditions. While its nourishing and restorative healing properties help contribute to smooth and supple skin, Mānuka Oil helps alleviate many common skin ailments. Its soothing and calming antiseptic properties are useful to treat acne, dry and itchy skin including dandruff, insect bites and stings, chafing, sunburn, minor grazes, and infections, and helps heal scars and reduce wrinkles and age lines.

AQUA (WATER).
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL.
Babassu oil is light, non-greasy oil that comes from the Babassu tree- an Amazonian native. Packed with antioxidants and healthy fats, it’s a natural, hydrating health booster for your skin.

THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (CUPUAÇU) SEED BUTTER
Cupuaçu butter is an ingredient made from a superfruit native to the Amazonian rain forest. It might be difficult to pronounce (for the record, it’s coo-pwah-soo), but is the kind of multitasker that dermatologists love. In fact, it is considered a “super-moisturizer” because of its hydrophilic (water-loving) properties and is prized for its rich content of phytosterols and antioxidants, making it perfect for restoring dry, damaged skin.

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
A rich emollient packed with antioxidants and minerals, which provide remarkable nourishing and smoothing properties. If you are looking for rich emollient benefits and more, shea is hard to beat.

CETEARYL OLIVATE/SORBITAN OLIVATE
A natural emulsifier derived from Olive oil. It reduces skin water loss, has a high moisturising effect, and is hypoallergenic.

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Derived from plants, it is a softening emollient that absorbs easily and conditions the skin. While some brands like to use silicone, we like to use this ingredient instead.

CETYL PALMITATE
A thickener and emollient that helps smooth and condition dry skin while preventing moisture loss.

MELS (HONEY)
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 12+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) PEEL OIL
Lime, like other citrus fruits, is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C. We use it for its scent of course- it's delicious.

CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
A lemon twist may just be what your skin has missed. We like lemons because they’re full of vitamin C, and it smells so fresh!

CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Cooling cucumber extract has a delicate but distinctive smell and is composed of 97% of water, while being rich in vitamin E. This, together with its natural oils and other alkaline minerals make it an excellent ingredient to repair, moisturize and revitalize skin.

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
A light oil with high levels of vitamins A, D and E as well as essential fatty acids helping to soothe and replenish dry skin. Hopeless as a flower crown.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

GLYCERIN
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

SORBITAN PALMITATE
A surfactant and emulsifier; that means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

SCLEROTIUM GUM
A big sugar molecule (polysaccharide) that we use as a natural thickening and gelling agent.

XANTHAN GUM
All natural, xanthan gum is a chain of sugar molecules (polysaccharide) produced from individual sugar molecules (glucose and sucrose) via fermentation and makes our formula thicker.

TRIETHYL CITRATE
A component of our natural, safe preservative. Many people are unnecessarily frightened of preservatives. They are very necessary (and very good) at preventing unwanted nasties from growing in our skincare.

GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE
Glyceryl Caprylate acts a co-emulsifier which means it stops our skincare from separating. It has an excellent efficacy against bacteria and yeast, making it a great preservative for skincare.

BENZOIC ACID
Benzoic acid is a plant polyphenol and works as a natural preservative.

LIMONENE*
Limonene is a colourless or pale yellow liquid with a sweet lemon-like odour. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

CITRAL*
Citral can be a colourless or pale, yellow liquid with a strong, fresh odour of lemon peel. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

LINALOOL*
Linalool is used in floral fragrances. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) OIL
Castor oil has been used medicinally around the world for 4,000 years, mostly to treat skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, as well as burns or acne. When plants help treat these conditions, it's usually because they're both antibacterial and soothing, just like castor oil.

MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
Delicious to eat, and delicious for your skin. Mang seed butter is loaded with essential fatty acids and is extremely nourishing. It moisturises all skin types, and dry skin especially love its hydrating properties.

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
A rich emollient packed with antioxidants and minerals, which provide remarkable nourishing and smoothing properties. If you are looking for rich emollient benefits + more, shea is hard to beat.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
A light oil with high levels of vitamins A, D and E as well as essential fatty acids helping to soothe and replenish dry skin. Hopeless as a flower crown.

COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Carnauba wax is used in blends alongside other ingredients, such as shea butter, so that the product doesn’t melt entirely. As all waxes, it also creates a protective layer and adds shine and lustre to skin making perfect for your lips!

FRAGRANCE
Derived from natural plant extracts, it makes our skincare smell delicious.

CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER EXTRACT
A beautiful deep red colour, Calendula is a flower indigenous to the Mediterranean. Hydrating, reparative, and soothing, calendula heals dry, sensitive skin. It is antiseptic, alleviates conditions like dermatitis, and fades scarring.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

LIMONENE
Limonene is a colourless or pale-yellow liquid with a sweet lemon-like odour. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

CITRAL
Citral can be a colourless or pale, yellow liquid with a strong, fresh odour of lemon peel. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

LINALOOL
Linalool is used in floral fragrances. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

INULIN
Blended from agave, this prebiotic is clinically proven to help restore skin’s microbiome, undo damage and keep skin’s barrier intact. It reduces the growth of bad bacteria in favour of friendly microorganisms naturally present on the skin. Perfect for helping restore your over-washed hands.

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Derived from plants, it is a softening emollient that absorbs easily and conditions the skin. While some brands like to use silicone, we like to use this ingredient instead!

GLYCERIN
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES
A multitasking prebiotic derived from beets. Think of it like a “skin food”, as it supports and promotes a healthy skin microbiome, and keeps bad bacteria in check. It also works to keep the surface of skin—its first line of defence—balanced, younger-looking, and strong, and can help offset factors that lead to redness, dryness, and a weakened surface.

BETA VULGARIS (BEET) ROOT EXTRACT
If you have sensitive skin or skin that is easily inflamed, a product that contains beet juice may be what you need. Not only do they deliver antioxidants into the skin where they are desperately needed, but they are also a serious anti-inflammatory ingredient.

PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Sweet almond oil, unsurprisingly, is derived from almonds. A gentle, nourishing oil suitable for all skin types (especially dry and sensitive ones). Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and amino acids, it helps to soften and nourish the skin.

SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
A big molecule that is used to form gel-like textures and create a protective film on your skin.

LECITHIN
Lecithin is derived from sunflower or soy. It's an emulsifier, it helps mix water and oil together in our products that contain both.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

PHENOXYETHANOL
It’s a safe and gentle preservative, but even more importantly, it’s not a feared-by-everyone-mostly-without-scientific-reason paraben. It can be found in nature - in green tea of all things.

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
A skin-softening agent also used as a preservative to stop unwanted nasties from growing in your skincare.

FRAGRANCE
Derived from natural plant extracts, it makes our skincare smell delicious.

HEXYL CINNAMAL
Hexyl cinnamal is a pale yellow to colourless liquid with a jasmine-like odour. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

LINALOOL
Linalool is used in floral fragrances. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

LIMONENE
Limonene is a colourless or pale yellow liquid with a sweet lemon-like odour. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

MEL (HONEY)
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 12+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
A light, gentle oil that comes from the kernels (seeds) of apricots. High in essential fatty acids and vitamins E and A, it helps to balance, nourish and soften the skin.

OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
There’s more to flowers than just looking and smelling pretty. The grandmother of skin oils, evening primrose has been popular in Europe for centuries. Evening primrose oil is rich in gamma-linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that promotes skin’s tone and elasticity, as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory.

PLACENTA SERUM
Provides an incredibly rich source of proteins, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals to strengthen and sustain healthy skin.

PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Like avocado on toast? You’ll like it even more on your skin. Hydrating and nourishing. Packed with vitamins A, B, and E, as well as fatty acids it works a treat to reduce fine lines, dark spots, and dryness.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

GLYCERIN
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

GLUCONOLACTONE
A multitasker, it can act as a preservative, but also as a humectant and a solvent. It is a free-radical scavenger, which makes it helpful for protecting skin.

SODIUM BENZOATE
A natural, safe preservative that works to prevent bacteria and fungi from developing in our skincare.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM
Derived naturally from the Tara tree, which grows in the Andes. The gum is rich in vitamin B, C and sugars that strengthening the skin. In our skincare it also multitasks as a natural thickener.

PARFUM
Derived from natural plant extracts, it makes our skincare smell delicious.

ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSEWATER)
Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. With hydrating and soothing abilities, as well as natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial powers, rose water one of those ultimate beauty powerhouses.

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

MEL (HONEY)
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 12+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Like avocado on toast? You’ll like it even more on your skin. Hydrating and nourishing. Packed with vitamins A, B, and E, as well as fatty acids it works a treat to reduce fine lines, dark spots, and dryness.

PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
A light, gentle oil that comes from the kernels (seeds) of apricots. High in essential fatty acids and vitamins E and A, it helps to balance, nourish and soften the skin.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
There’s more to flowers than just looking and smelling pretty. The grandmother of skin oils, evening primrose has been popular in Europe for centuries. Evening primrose oil is rich in gamma-linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that promotes skin’s tone and elasticity, as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory.

BENZYL ALCOHOL
A safe preservative. Many people are unnecessarily frightened of preservatives. They are very necessary to prevent unwanted nasties to start growing in our skincare.

PARFUM
Derived from natural plant extracts, it makes our skincare smell delicious.

SALICYLIC ACID
Also known as a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), we use this ingredient in lower levels to act as a preservative, alongside sorbic acid, to keep our formulas safe and mould-free. It is one of the few preservatives authorised by organic labels.

SORBIC ACID
A gentle preservative that keeps our products safe to use.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

GLYCERIN
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

NATTO GUM
Although natto looks kind of weird and smells somewhat weird, it’s also a dermatologist’s dream ingredient. Derived from fermented soybeans is power-packed with enzymes, vitamins, and amino acids. The sticky gooey strings in natto are full of PGA, an amino acid that when used in skincare delivers some serious hydration. PGA is a real breakthrough in skincare science. It’s ten times more hydrating than hyaluronic acid and far more elastic than collagen

ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED OIL
A powerhouse oil that's proven to improve skin texture, as well as combat fine lines, reduce scarring and help repair damaged skin.

CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL
This yellow, star-shaped flower is a gem of the aroma industry but is also packed with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce skin irritation and redness.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Full of vitamin E, Sunflower seed oil will hydrate skin, fade scarring, and has excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties.

EUGENOL, ISOEUGENOL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, COUMARIN, GERANIOL, FARSENOL, LINALOOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, LIMONENE
All components of the delicious-smelling Ylang Ylang flower oil. We don't add these in, they’re a natural component of some essential oils.

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

GLYCERIN
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Cooling cucumber extract has a delicate but distinctive smell and is composed of 97% of water, while being rich in vitamin E. This, together with its natural oils and other alkaline minerals make it an excellent ingredient to repair, moisturize and revitalize skin.

ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (KELP) EXTRACT
Did you know there’s something living deep underwater than can boost your beauty big time? Clue: It’s long, slimy and found on sushi! Seaweed is brimming with powerful nutrients and nourishing vitamins like Vitamin A, B12, C and E. This underwater cocktail of goodness keeps you healthy, fights free radicals, increases your cell turnover rate and keeps your skin firm and radiant.

ASPARAGOPSIS ARMATA (RED ALGAE) EXTRACT
Another ingredient from the sea, red algae is renowned for its ability to work for all skincare. Need to detox your pores? Algae. Craving moisture? Algae. Want to soften fine lines? You guessed it... algae.

PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Sweet almond oil, unsurprisingly, is derived from almonds. A gentle, nourishing oil suitable for all skin types (especially dry and sensitive ones). Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and amino acids, it helps to soften and nourish the skin.

HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT
The ability of Witch Hazel to tighten skin and reduce inflammation makes it an ideal natural remedy for treating puffiness and brightening your eyes. Witch Hazel is a topical astringent derived from the bark and leaves of Hamamelis Virginiana, the common or North American Witch Hazel shrub.

OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
There’s more to flowers than just looking and smelling pretty. The grandmother of skin oils, evening primrose has been popular in Europe for centuries. Evening primrose oil is rich in gamma-linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that promotes skin’s tone and elasticity, as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory.

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
A light oil with high levels of vitamins A, D and E as well as essential fatty acids helping to soothe and replenish dry skin. Hopeless as a flower crown.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

LYSOLECITHIN
We like to use Lysolecithin as an emulsifier for skincare products that are smoothing, non-greasy and hydrating. This lecithin promotes the gentle delivery of active ingredients to delicate skin, making it perfect for an eye serum.

SCLEROTIUM GUM
A big sugar molecule (polysaccharide) that we use as a natural thickening and gelling agent.

SORBITOL
Sorbitol is a type of sugar. Similar to glycerin, it is a hydrating ingredient (technically a humectant), thickening agent, and slip agent. Its sugar component makes sorbitol an intriguing prebiotic, an ingredient that can “feed” the probiotics that make up a person’s skin microbiome, thus helping it become balanced.

XANTHAN GUM
All natural, xanthan gum is a chain of sugar molecules (polysaccharide) produced from individual sugar molecules (glucose and sucrose) via fermentation and makes our formula thicker.

PULLULAN
Pullulan is a polysaccharide polymer, which basically means that it’s a big molecule made up of smaller sugar molecule units. It dissolves in water and can make a thin, elastic film when spread on the skin that can cause an instant tightening effect. By the way, it's made from fungus via fermentation.

PHENOXYETHANOL
It’s a safe and gentle preservative, but even more importantly, it’s not a feared-by-everyone-mostly-without-scientific-reason paraben. It can be found in nature - in green tea of all things.

GALATOARABINAN
Galactoarabinan is a natural polysaccharide (a big carbohydrate molecule) that comes from the Larch trees. It can do all kinds of good in a formula: it can reduce trans-epidermal-water-loss (a fancy way of saying that it's moisturizing) and improve the appearance of skin’s superficial fine lines.

CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
A handy multi-tasking ingredient that gives the skin a nice, soft feel. At the same time, it also boosts the effectiveness of other preservatives.

ALCOHOL
Simply alcohol refers to ethanol and it has many instant benefits: it's a great solvent, penetration enhancer, creates cosmetically elegant, light formulas, great astringent and antimicrobial.

SODIUM PHYTATE
It’s one of those little helper ingredients that makes sure the product stays the same over time. No colour change or anything like that. It does so by neutralizing the metal ions in the formula that would otherwise cause some not so nice changes.

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Delicate and light-coloured, grape seed oil is extracted from the polyphenol-rich seeds of the grape. It’s great for making your skin feel soft and also contains a bunch of good-for-the-skin stuff: it's a great source of antioxidant polyphenols, barrier repair fatty acid linoleic acid and antioxidant, skin-protectant vitamin E.

PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
A light, gentle oil that comes from the kernels (seeds) of apricots. High in essential fatty acids and vitamins e and a, it helps to balance, nourish and soften the skin.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED OIL
A powerhouse oil that's proven to improve skin texture, as well as combat fine lines, reduce scarring and help repair damaged skin.

SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Jojoba (pronounced “ho-ho-ba”) oil is actually a wax and the closest plant oil to our own sebum. A lightweight yet rich source of fatty acids and antioxidants, which boost hydration, repair damage and soothes skin irritation.

MEL (HONEY)
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 12+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

GLYCERIN
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

APITOXIN (BEE VENOM)
A potent combination of enzymes, peptides and amino acids that boost cell regeneration and aids collagen and elastin formation. The idea behind using bee venom in skincare products is that it 'fools' the skin into thinking you've been stung. In theory, this increases blood flow to the area, bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients, and stimulates production of collagen and elastin.

TRIPLEUROSPERMUM MARITIMUM (SEA MAYWEED) EXTRACT
Also known as false mayweed or sea mayweed, this plant extract encompasses the entire plant. Clever scientists have shown that when this plant extract is applied to skin, it hydrates, calms, and softens.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

SCLEROTIUM GUM
A big sugar molecule (polysaccharide) that we use as a natural thickening and gelling agent.

XANTHAM GUM
All natural, xanthan gum is a chain of sugar molecules (polysaccharide) produced from individual sugar molecules (glucose and sucrose) via fermentation and makes our formula thicker.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL
A fatty alcohol (the non-drying type with a long oil loving chain of 20 carbon atoms) that is used to increase the viscosity of the formula and it also helps the oily and the watery parts to stay nicely mixed together (called emulsion stabilizing).

BEHENYL ALCOHOL
Also a fatty alcohol (the non-drying type with a long oil loving chain of 20 carbon atoms) that is used to increase the viscosity of the formula and it also helps the oily and the watery parts to stay nicely mixed together (called emulsion stabilizing).

ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE
An ingredient that is created from the attachment of the water-loving sugar molecule, glucose, and an oil-loving 20 carbon long fatty chain. This makes it a partly water- and partly oil-soluble material, meaning it functions as an emulsifier helping oil and water to mix.

PARFUM
Derived from natural plant extracts, it makes our skincare smell delicious.

SALICYLIC ACID
Also known as a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), we use this ingredient in lower levels to act as a preservative, alongside sorbic acid, to keep our formulas safe and mould-free. It is one of the few preservatives authorised by organic labels.

SORBIC ACID
A gentle preservative that keeps our products safe to use.

BENZYL ALCOHOL
A safe preservative. Many people are unnecessarily frightened of preservatives. They are very necessary to prevent unwanted nasties to start growing in our skincare.

LIMONENE
Limonene is a colourless or pale-yellow liquid with a sweet lemon-like odour. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

CITRAL
Citral can be a colourless or pale, yellow liquid with a strong, fresh odour of lemon peel. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

LINALOOL
Linalool is used in floral fragrances. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

CITRONELLOL
Citronellol is a colourless liquid with a sweet, rose-like odour. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

EUGANOL
Found in roses, carnations, hyacinths and violets, Eugenol is a yellow viscous liquid. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

CETEARYL ALCOHOL
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
A rich emollient packed with antioxidants and minerals, which provide remarkable nourishing and smoothing properties. If you are looking for rich emollient benefits + more, shea is hard to beat.

VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Delicate and light-coloured, grape seed oil is extracted from the polyphenol-rich seeds of the grape. It’s great for making your skin feel soft and also contains a bunch of good-for-the-skin stuff: it's a great source of antioxidant polyphenols, barrier repair fatty acid linoleic acid and antioxidant, skin-protectant vitamin E.

MEL (HONEY)
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 12+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED OIL
A powerhouse oil that's proven to improve skin texture, as well as combat fine lines, reduce scarring and help repair damaged skin.

OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
There’s more to flowers than just looking and smelling pretty. The grandmother of skin oils, evening primrose has been popular in Europe for centuries. Evening primrose oil is rich in gamma-linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that promotes skin’s tone and elasticity, as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory.

GLYCERIN
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

APITOXIN (BEE VENOM)
A potent combination of enzymes, peptides and amino acids that boost cell regeneration and aids collagen and elastin formation. The idea behind using bee venom in skincare products is that it 'fools' the skin into thinking you've been stung. In theory, this increases blood flow to the area, bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients, and stimulates production of collagen and elastin.

TRIPLEUROSPERMUM MARITIMUM (SEA MAYWEED) EXTRACT
Also known as false mayweed or sea mayweed, this plant extract encompasses the entire plant. Clever scientists have shown that when this plant extract is applied to skin, it hydrates, calms, and softens.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

GALACTOARABINAN
Galactoarabinan is a natural polysaccharide (a big carbohydrate molecule) that comes from the Larch trees. It can do all kinds of good in a formula: it can reduce trans-epidermal-water-loss (a fancy way of saying that it's moisturizing) and improve the appearance of skin’s superficial fine lines.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE
An ingredient that is created from the attachment of the water-loving sugar molecule, glucose, and an oil-loving 20 carbon long fatty chain. This makes it a partly water- and partly oil-soluble material, meaning it functions as an emulsifier helping oil and water to mix.

SCLEROTIUM GUM
A big sugar molecule (polysaccharide) that we use as a natural thickening and gelling agent.

XANTHAM GUM
All natural, xanthan gum is a chain of sugar molecules (polysaccharide) produced from individual sugar molecules (glucose and sucrose) via fermentation and makes our formula thicker.

SALICYLIC ACID
Also known as a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), we use this ingredient in lower levels to act as a preservative, alongside sorbic acid, to keep our formulas safe and mould-free. It is one of the few preservatives authorised by organic labels.

SORBIC ACID
A gentle preservative that keeps our products safe to use.

PARFUM
Derived from natural plant extracts, it makes our skincare smell delicious.

BENZYL ALCOHOL
A safe preservative. Many people are unnecessarily frightened of preservatives. They are very necessary to prevent unwanted nasties to start growing in our skincare.

ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL
A fatty alcohol (the non-drying type with a long oil loving chain of 20 carbon atoms) that is used to increase the viscosity of the formula and it also helps the oily and the watery parts to stay nicely mixed together (called emulsion stabilizing).

BEHENYL ALCOHOL
Also a fatty alcohol (the non-drying type with a long oil loving chain of 20 carbon atoms) that is used to increase the viscosity of the formula and it also helps the oily and the watery parts to stay nicely mixed together (called emulsion stabilizing).

LIMONENE
Limonene is a colourless or pale-yellow liquid with a sweet lemon-like odour. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

CITRAL
Citral can be a colourless or pale, yellow liquid with a strong, fresh odour of lemon peel. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

LINALOOL
Linalool is used in floral fragrances. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

CITRONELLOL
Citronellol is a colourless liquid with a sweet, rose-like odour. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

EUGANOL
Found in roses, carnations, hyacinths and violets, Eugenol is a yellow viscous liquid. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

CETEARYL ALCOHOL
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

MELS (HONEY)
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 12+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Like avocado on toast? You’ll like it even more on your skin. Hydrating and nourishing. Packed with vitamins A, B, and E, as well as fatty acids it works a treat to reduce fine lines, dark spots, and dryness.

PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
A light, gentle oil that comes from the kernels (seeds) of apricots. High in essential fatty acids and vitamins e and a, it helps to balance, nourish and soften the skin.

VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Delicate and light-coloured, grape seed oil is extracted from the polyphenol-rich seeds of the grape. It’s great for making your skin feel soft and also contains a bunch of good-for-the-skin stuff: it's a great source of antioxidant polyphenols, barrier repair fatty acid linoleic acid and antioxidant, skin-protectant vitamin E.

GLYCERIN
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

BEESWAX
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED OIL
A powerhouse oil that's proven to improve skin texture, as well as combat fine lines, reduce scarring and help repair damaged skin.

OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
There’s more to flowers than just looking and smelling pretty. The grandmother of skin oils, evening primrose has been popular in Europe for centuries. Evening primrose oil is rich in gamma-linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that promotes skin’s tone and elasticity, as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory.

THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Theobroma means "food of the gods" in Greek though probably "treat of the people" would be more spot on. A plentiful source of antioxidants to nourish dry skin, co cocoa butter counts as a rich emollient that can moisturize and nourish even the driest skin.

APITOXIN (BEE VENOM)
A potent combination of enzymes, peptides and amino acids that boost cell regeneration and aids collagen and elastin formation. The idea behind using bee venom in skincare products is that it 'fools' the skin into thinking you've been stung. In theory, this increases blood flow to the area, bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients, and stimulates production of collagen and elastin.

TRIPLEUROSPERMUM MARITIMUM (SEA MAYWEED) EXTRACT
Also known as false mayweed or sea mayweed, this plant extract encompasses the entire plant. Clever scientists have shown that when this plant extract is applied to skin, it hydrates, calms, and softens.

CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM
Derived naturally from the Tara tree, which grows in the Andes. The gum is rich in vitamin B, C and sugars that strengthening the skin. In our skincare it also multitasks as a natural thickener.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

BENZYL ALCOHOL
A safe preservative. Many people are unnecessarily frightened of preservatives. They are very necessary to prevent unwanted nasties to start growing in our skincare.

ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT EXTRACT
Mallow was grown as a medicinal plant in Roman times and it was considered a ‘cure-all’, but in modern times most gardening enthusiasts will have come across mallows too. Reasons you should be putting marshmallow root extract on your face (yes, really): it relieves inflammation, soothes irritation, deeply hydrates, heals and is a skin conditioner.

SALICYLIC ACID
Also known as a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), we use this ingredient in lower levels to act as a preservative, alongside sorbic acid, to keep our formulas safe and mould-free. It is one of the few preservatives authorised by organic labels.

SORBIC ACID
A gentle preservative that keeps our products safe to use.

PARFUM
Derived from natural plant extracts, it makes our skincare smell delicious.

LIMONENE
Limonene is a colourless or pale-yellow liquid with a sweet lemon-like odour. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

CITRAL
Citral can be a colourless or pale, yellow liquid with a strong, fresh odour of lemon peel. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

LINALOOL
Linalool is used in floral fragrances. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

CITRONELLOL
Citronellol is a colourless liquid with a sweet, rose-like odour. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

EUGANOL
Found in roses, carnations, hyacinths and violets, Eugenol is a yellow viscous liquid. We don't add this in, it’s a natural component of some essential oils.

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

MEL (HONEY)
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 15+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
A light, gentle oil that comes from the kernels (seeds) of apricots. High in essential fatty acids and vitamins E and A, it helps to balance, nourish and soften the skin.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare

SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL
A goldish to dark yellow emollient plant oil coming from Sesame seeds. Similar to many other plant oils, it contains high amounts of nourishing and moisturizing fatty acids (about 38% of oleic and 48% of linoleic acid) and is a nice oil to repair and regenerate damaged skin.

ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER WATER
The flower water coming from the flowers of the Damask Rose. Similar to its big sister, rose oil, rose water also contains some antioxidant and antimicrobial compounds.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to help heal problem skin. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
A light oil with high levels of vitamins A, D and E as well as essential fatty acids helping to soothe and replenish dry skin. It also protects the surface of the skin and is proven to significantly speed up the recovery of a damaged skin barrier within an hour.

MATRICARIA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT
Chamomile probably needs no introduction as it's one of the most widely used medicinal herbs. Renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, Chamomile is perfect for calming and soothing aggravated or irritated skin.


CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER EXTRACT
A beautiful deep red colour, Calendula is a flower indigenous to the Mediterranean. Hydrating, reparative, and soothing, calendula heals dry, sensitive skin. It is antiseptic, alleviates conditions like dermatitis, and fades scarring.

CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM
Derived naturally from the Tara tree, which grows in the Andes. The gum is rich in vitamin B, C and sugars that strengthening the skin. In our skincare it also multitasks as a natural thickener.

SORBITAN CAPRYLATE
A handy multi-functional helper ingredient that helps water and oil to mix (aka emulsifier), helps to thicken up a formula and boosts the effectiveness of traditional preservatives.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

GLYCERIN
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

PROPANEDIOL
Derived from corn sugar, it's quite a multi-tasker: can be used to improve skin moisturization, as a solvent, to boost preservative efficacy.

BENZOIC ACID
Benzoic acid is a plant polyphenol and works as a pH adjuster and a natural preservative.

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

MEL (HONEY)
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 15+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
A light, gentle oil that comes from the kernels (seeds) of apricots. High in essential fatty acids and vitamins E and A, it helps to balance, nourish, and soften the skin.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL
A goldish to dark yellow emollient plant oil coming from Sesame seeds. Similar to many other plant oils, it contains high amounts of nourishing and moisturizing fatty acids (about 38% of oleic and 48% of linoleic acid) and is a nice oil to repair and regenerate damaged skin.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to help heal problem skin. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
A light oil with high levels of vitamins A, D and E as well as essential fatty acids helping to soothe and replenish dry skin. It also protects the surface of the skin and is proven to significantly speed up the recovery of a damaged skin barrier within an hour

ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
The flower water coming from the flowers of the Damask Rose. Similar to its big sister, rose oil, rose water also contains some antioxidant and antimicrobial compounds.

CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) EXTRACT
A beautiful deep red colour, Calendula is a flower indigenous to the Mediterranean. Hydrating, reparative, and soothing, calendula heals dry, sensitive skin. It is antiseptic, alleviates conditions like dermatitis, and fades scarring.

MATRICARIA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT
Chamomile probably needs no introduction as it's one of the most widely used medicinal herbs. Renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, Chamomile is perfect for calming and soothing aggravated or irritated skin.

CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM
Derived naturally from the Tara tree, which grows in the Andes. The gum is rich in vitamin B, C and sugars that strengthening the skin. In our skincare it also multitasks as a natural thickener.

BENZYL ALCOHOL
A safe preservative. Many people are unnecessarily frightened of preservatives. They are very necessary to prevent unwanted nasties to start growing in our skincare.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

GLYCERIN
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

SALICYLIC ACID
Also known as a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), we use this ingredient in lower levels to act as a preservative, alongside sorbic acid, to keep our formulas safe and mould-free. It is one of the few preservatives authorised by organic labels.

SORBIC ACID.
A gentle preservative that keeps our skincare safe to use.

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

MEL (HONEY)
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 15+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) OIL
The sharp, refreshing aroma of eucalyptus helps clear and balance the mind. Derived from eucalyptus leaves, it has a charismatic, strong scent that is almost instantly recognisable. We love it for its refreshing scent and its anti-inflammatory, cooling effect on the skin, helping to soothe pain and inflammation.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

CYMBOPOGON WINTERIANUS (CITRONELLA) OIL
With a fresh, bright, lemony scent, citronella uplifts negative moods, and relaxes the body and mind. Best of all, it is reputed to reduce muscles spasms, ease headaches, and boost energy.

CINNAMOMUM VERUM (CINNAMON) LEAF OIL
The scent of cinnamon is spicy, sweet, and for many, filled with happy memories of delicious food and cozy days. Its anti-inflammatory properties to increase blood flow and circulation also make it a fantastic ingredient to relieve muscle tension and headaches.

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
A light oil with high levels of vitamins A, D and E as well as essential fatty acids helping to soothe and replenish dry skin. Hopeless as a flower crown.

BENZYL ALCOHOL
A safe preservative. Many people are unnecessarily frightened of preservatives. They are very necessary to prevent unwanted nasties to start growing in our skincare.

LEPTOSPERMUM SCOPARIUM (MĀNUKA) OIL
Pure, precious, natural Mānuka oil is revered by the Māori people and has been used for centuries in New Zealand. This wonderfully nourishing essential oil, rich in triketones and flavonoids is a natural powerhouse of antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and helpful in the treatment and prevention of a range of skin conditions. While its nourishing and restorative healing properties help contribute to smooth and supple skin, Mānuka Oil helps alleviate many common skin ailments. Its soothing and calming antiseptic properties are useful to treat acne, dry and itchy skin including dandruff, insect bites and stings, chafing, sunburn, minor grazes, and infections, and helps heal scars and reduce wrinkles and age lines.

GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) OIL
Wintergreen essential oil may smell sweet, but it packs a powerful punch. The main constituent, methyl salicylate, is closely related to aspirin and has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and gives Wintergreen its crisp aroma and the chilly sensation you get when you apply it to your skin.

CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA (CAMPHOR) OIL
The benefits of camphor for skin date back to traditional folk medicine. A powerful anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic, Camphor can help relieve and soothe muscle spasms and increase local blood flow.

CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) EXTRACT
A beautiful deep red colour, Calendula is a flower indigenous to the Mediterranean. Hydrating, reparative, and soothing, calendula heals dry, sensitive skin. It is antiseptic, alleviates conditions like dermatitis, and fades scarring.

SALICYLIC ACID
Also known as a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), we use this ingredient in lower levels to act as a preservative, alongside sorbic acid, to keep our formulas safe and mould-free. It is one of the few preservatives authorised by organic labels.

SORBIC ACID.
A gentle preservative that keeps our skincare safe to use.

GLYCERIN.
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

PRUNUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Sweet almond oil, unsurprisingly, is derived from almonds. A gentle, nourishing oil suitable for all skin types (especially dry and sensitive ones). Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and amino acids, it helps to soften and nourish the skin.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
A clear, oil-soluble, "cosmetically-elegant" liquid that is the most commonly used chemical sunscreen. It absorbs UVB radiation to help keep your lips protected from the elements.

BENZOPHENONE-3
A chemical sunscreen agent that absorbs UVB and short UVA rays.

PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Like avocado on toast? You’ll like it even more on your skin. Hydrating and nourishing. Packed with vitamins A, B, and E, as well as fatty acids it works a treat to reduce fine lines, dark spots, and dryness.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

LANOLIN
The natural oil in sheep’s wool is an exceptional moisturiser, soothing skin cells and providing a protective barrier against the elements.

COPERNICA CERIFERA (CARNUABA) WAX
A vegetable wax coming from the leaves of the Brazilian tropical palm tree, Copernicia cerifera. Similar to other waxes, it is used to stabilize and give body to products, or to keep stick type formulas solid.

LEPTOSPERMUM SCOPARIUM (MANUKA) OIL
Pure, precious, natural Mānuka oil is revered by the Māori people and has been used for centuries in New Zealand. This wonderfully nourishing essential oil, rich in triketones and flavonoids is a natural powerhouse of antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and helpful in the treatment and prevention of a range of skin conditions. While its nourishing and restorative healing properties help contribute to smooth and supple skin, Mānuka Oil helps alleviate many common skin ailments. Its soothing and calming antiseptic properties are useful to treat acne, dry and itchy skin including dandruff, insect bites and stings, chafing, sunburn, minor grazes, and infections, and helps heal scars and reduce wrinkles and age lines.

MEL (HONEY)
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

PROPOLIS
AKA “bee-glue”. Propolis is known for its ability to fight against a lot of powerful bacteria. Some studies conclude that the reason propolis is so effective against various microbes is because it’s so rich in flavonoids (you know, the same antioxidant found in coffee). Because of the healing abilities, propolis is great for damaged skin; it may soothe and help to speed up the recovery process.

SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL
Jojoba (pronounced “ho-ho-ba” oil is actually a wax and the closest plant oil to our own sebum. A lightweight yet rich source of fatty acids and antioxidants, which boost hydration, repair damage and soothes skin irritation.

OENTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
There’s more to flowers than just looking and smelling pretty. The grandmother of skin oils, evening primrose has been popular in Europe for centuries. Evening primrose oil is rich in gamma-linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that promotes skin’s tone and elasticity, as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory.

PARFUME
Derived from natural plant extracts, it makes our skincare smell delicious.

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE
It is a special snowflake as it is the only globally available chemical sunscreen agent that provides proper UVA protection. It is the global gold standard of UVA protection and is the most used UVA sunscreen in the world.

SODIUM SACCHARIN
Commonly provided as the artificial sweetener found on restaurant tables in USA. You don’t need a lot to add a lot of Sodium Saccharin to a product or food to create sweetness, so we use this in quite low amounts.

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

MEL (HONEY)
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 12+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEATGERM) OIL
A highly nutritive oil rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, wheatgerm is highly nourishing and replenishing.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

GLYCERIN
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) OIL
A beautiful deep red colour, Calendula is a flower indigenous to the Mediterranean. Hydrating, reparative, and soothing, calendula heals dry, sensitive skin. It is antiseptic, alleviates conditions like dermatitis, and fades scarring.

PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA (PLANTAIN) LEAF EXTRACT
Plantain offers many biologically active compounds such as polysaccharides and antioxidants to help heal and repair damage. Modern studies do confirm that the plant, and specifically the leaves are loaded with active compounds that give the extract anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant magic properties.

MATRICARIA RECUTITA FLOWER (CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT
Chamomile probably needs no introduction as it's one of the most widely used medicinal herbs. Renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, Chamomile is perfect for calming and soothing aggravated or irritated skin.

DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) OIL
The oil coming from the seeds of the carrot, the orange root vegetable we all know and eat regularly. Naturally rich in beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A), it provides antioxidant protection from free radical damage and is loaded with moisturizing fatty acids. Other important components are carotol (30%) and daucol (12%) that give the seed oil antifungal and antioxidant properties.

SODIUM LEVULINATE
Sodium Levulinate is a 100% natural preservative obtained from starch and vegetal inulin. It is a gentle preservative proved to be able to control microorganism colonies without altering the integrity, colour or pH of other ingredients included in the final product.

SODIUM BENZOATE
A helper ingredient that helps to make the products stay nice longer, aka preservative. It works mainly against fungi.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

LEPTOSPERMUM SCOPARIUM (MĀNUKA) OIL
Pure, precious, natural Mānuka oil is revered by the Māori people and has been used for centuries in New Zealand. This wonderfully nourishing essential oil, rich in triketones and flavonoids is a natural powerhouse of antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and helpful in the treatment and prevention of a range of skin conditions. While its nourishing and restorative healing properties help contribute to smooth and supple skin, Mānuka Oil helps alleviate many common skin ailments. Its soothing and calming antiseptic properties are useful to treat acne, dry and itchy skin including dandruff, insect bites and stings, chafing, sunburn, minor grazes, and infections, and helps heal scars and reduce wrinkles and age lines.

CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM.
Derived naturally from the Tara tree, which grows in the Andes. The gum is rich in vitamin B, C and sugars that strengthening the skin. In our skincare it also multitasks as a natural thickener.

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

MEL (HONEY)
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 12+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEATGERM) OIL
A highly nutritive oil rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, wheatgerm is highly nourishing and replenishing.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
A light oil with high levels of vitamins A, D and E as well as essential fatty acids helping to soothe and replenish dry skin. Hopeless as a flower crown.

GLYCERIN
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA (PLANTAIN) LEAF EXTRACT
Plantain offers many biologically active compounds such as polysaccharides and antioxidants to help heal and repair damage. Modern studies do confirm that the plant, and specifically the leaves are loaded with active compounds that give the extract anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant magic properties.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

LEPTOSPERMUM SCOPARIUM (MĀNUKA) OIL
Pure, precious, natural Mānuka oil is revered by the Māori people and has been used for centuries in New Zealand. This wonderfully nourishing essential oil, rich in triketones and flavonoids is a natural powerhouse of antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and helpful in the treatment and prevention of a range of skin conditions, even for pets. Its soothing and calming antiseptic properties are useful to treat dry and itchy skin including dandruff, rashes and allergic reactions, insect bites and stings, chafing, sunburn, minor grazes, and infections, and helps heal scars.

CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) OIL
A beautiful deep red colour, Calendula is a flower indigenous to the Mediterranean. Hydrating, reparative, and soothing, calendula heals dry, sensitive skin. It is antiseptic, alleviates conditions like dermatitis, and fades scarring.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

BETA CAROTENE
Sourced from Carrots, beta-carotene (AKA vitamin A) relieves dry, itchy and inflamed skin, and is excellent at protecting and repairing damaged skin as it stimulates skin cell growth and collagen production. It also helps to give our cream a lovely buttery yellow colour!

CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM.
Derived naturally from the Tara tree, which grows in the Andes. The gum is rich in vitamin B, C and sugars that strengthening the skin. In our skincare it also multitasks as a natural thickener.

SALICYLIC ACID
Also known as a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), we use this ingredient in lower levels to act as a preservative, alongside sorbic acid, to keep our formulas safe and mould-free. It is one of the few preservatives authorised by organic labels.

SORBIC ACID.
A gentle preservative that keeps our skincare safe to use.

BENZYL ALCOHOL
A safe preservative. Many people are unnecessarily frightened of preservatives. They are very necessary to prevent unwanted nasties to start growing in our skincare.

AQUA (WATER)
New Zealand rainwater, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Just like in our bodies, water is a key ingredient in skincare as it acts as a solvent or carrier to deliver active ingredients to where they will be most effective. It also works to emulsify oils (to create that luscious, creamy texture you love!).

MELS (HONEY)
Sweet, sticky, and found only in New Zealand, UMF™ 15+ Mānuka honey is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and other nourishing compounds that are vital in rejuvenating your skin. This unique and complex chemical composition gives honey a bunch of nice skin care properties: it is very moisturizing, has soothing and antioxidant abilities as well as significant antibacterial and antifungal magic powers. There is also a lot of empirical evidence with emerging scientific backup that honey dressing promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEATGERM) OIL
A highly nutritive oil rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, wheatgerm is highly nourishing and replenishing.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL
A nourishing waxy substance derived from vegetable oils, that create the perfect environment for skincare formulations to work on the skin. This ingredient also provides a luxurious slip for better application of product.

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
An important emulsifier in our products, this means it creates a harmonious environment where oil and water will happily work together.

CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)
A bit of a show-off, Beeswax is great at almost everything! Conditioning, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, beeswax forms a protective barrier over skin to prevent dryness and damage. We also use it to help improve the texture of our skincare.

CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) OIL
A beautiful deep red colour, Calendula is a flower indigenous to the Mediterranean. Hydrating, reparative, and soothing, calendula heals dry, sensitive skin. It is antiseptic, alleviates conditions like dermatitis, and fades scarring.

PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA (PLANTAIN) LEAF EXTRACT
Plantain offers many biologically active compounds such as polysaccharides and antioxidants to help heal and repair damage. Modern studies do confirm that the plant, and specifically the leaves are loaded with active compounds that give the extract anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant magic properties.

DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) OIL
The oil coming from the seeds of the carrot, the orange root vegetable we all know and eat regularly. Naturally rich in beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A), it provides antioxidant protection from free radical damage and is loaded with moisturizing fatty acids. Other important components are carotol (30%) and daucol (12%) that give the seed oil antifungal and antioxidant properties.

BENZYL ALCOHOL
A safe preservative. Many people are unnecessarily frightened of preservatives. They are very necessary to prevent unwanted nasties to start growing in our skincare.

SALICYLIC ACID
Also known as a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), we use this ingredient in lower levels to act as a preservative, alongside sorbic acid, to keep our formulas safe and mould-free. It is one of the few preservatives authorised by organic labels.

GLYCERIN
A skin-replenishing ingredient, it’s a so-called humectant type of moisturiser meaning that it helps our skin to cling onto water. It’s a pretty underappreciated superstar and has great therapeutic effects including effective moisturisation with a reservoir effect, protecting against irritation, maintaining a healthy skin barrier and making the skin just smooth and plump.

SORBIC ACID.
A gentle preservative that keeps our skincare safe to use.

LEPTOSPERMUM SCOPARIUM (MANUKA) OIL,
Pure, precious, natural Mānuka oil is revered by the Māori people and has been used for centuries in New Zealand. This wonderfully nourishing essential oil, rich in triketones and flavonoids is a natural powerhouse of antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and helpful in the treatment and prevention of a range of skin conditions. While its nourishing and restorative healing properties help contribute to smooth and supple skin, Mānuka Oil helps alleviate many common skin ailments. Its soothing and calming antiseptic properties are useful to treat acne, dry and itchy skin including dandruff, insect bites and stings, chafing, sunburn, minor grazes, and infections, and helps heal scars and reduce wrinkles and age lines.

TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Plentiful in antioxidants, to help prevent free-radical damage. Increases cell rejuvenation to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Because it’s fat soluble our skin just loves to absorb it (as opposed to water soluble things where we have to trick our skin to absorb them).

CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM.
Derived naturally from the Tara tree, which grows in the Andes. The gum is rich in vitamin B, C and sugars that strengthening the skin. In our skincare it also multitasks as a natural thickener.