Cold pressed from the nuts of the candlenut tree and native to Polynesia, kukui nut oil is highly nutritive and beneficial for both skin and hair. It is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins C, E and other antioxidants. It has potent antimicrobial properties and very helpful in the healing of wounds and burns. This non-greasy oil leaves skin and hair feeling silky, nourished and protected.
Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed OilThe nutrient rich seeds of sesamun indicum are naturally revealed as their protective outer shell opens precisely when they are most ready to be harvested, hence the phrase "open sesame". Because the plant thrives in dry climates it is considered useful for remedying dryness, according to Ayurveda. Sesame oil is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids which help to restore skin to soft and supple. It has a very high overall antioxidant content, is anti-inflammatory, accelerates wound healing, brightens skin and can even protect against radiation. If all this weren't enough to make it a powerhouse ingredient it even has potent antibacterial properties.
Oenocarpus Bataua (Ungurahui) OilWild harvested ungurahui oil is cold pressed from the fruit of the exotic Seje Palm, native to Central and South America. It is a powerful emollient with an impressive array of properties capable of nourishing both hair and skin. Among them are vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids, sterols and amino acids. It is a lightweight, non-greasy oil with a deeply penetrative absorption capacity. It can also effectively improve the appearance of dark spots and help with keeping a firm aesthetic.
hyllanthus Emblica (Amla) Fruit Extract
Also known as Indian Gooseberry, is native to India and has been used for centuries for its myriad health benefits in addition to skin and hair care. It is exceptionally high in vitamin C, but its overall antioxidant strength is derived from its high density of tannins and polyphenols which enable protection from environmental stressors. Amla extract is also high in vitamin A and amino acids, alanine, lysine, proline, aspartic acid, and glutamic acid. In addition to having anti-inflammatory properties, studies show it is antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. It can firm and brighten as it reduces the appearance of scars. It also regulates melanin production in the skin, reducing age spots and preventing damage. Additionally amla extract can strengthen and stimulate hair growth and improve the overall appearance of hair.
Organic Passiflora Edulis (Passionfruit) Seed OilNative to South America, passiflora edulis is an exotic, flower and fruit-producing vine. Otherwise known as maracuja oil, it is made from the seeds of the fruit. This is a lightweight oil that absorbs easily into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. It is rich in fatty and essential fatty acids and antioxidants. It is both nutritive and emollient, helping to restore dry skin and protect against environmental stressors.
Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed OilIn a very labor intensive process, castor oil is made from the seeds of the plant which is native to tropical and subtropical regions of India and Africa. It is a soothing, thick oil with disinfectant properties. It can also aid to reduce inflammation while increasing circulation. Its rich omega three fatty acid content helps to smooth, soften and deeply nourish skin, especially dry patches. It has even been said to help fade blemishes and reduce pigmentation slowly over time, with regular use.
Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) OilPersea gratissima is native to Central and South America. It was used by the Aztecs, Incas and Mayans as food but they also spread the fruit pulp on their skin like a modern day face mask. Most avocado oil used in cosmetics in the late twentieth century was refined, bleached and deodorised. However, vibrant green, cold-pressed, unrefined, unfiltered, certified organic, extra virgin avocado oil we use is obtained via the strictest guidelines set forth by the American Oil Chemists' Society. This artisan-produced avocado oil is highly nutritive and rich in mono-unsaturated fats, vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E and K. It also is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, and oleic acid. It is one of the most penetrating oils known, thus serving as a “carrier” for other valuable oils which might lack such penetrative power. Clinical studies have proven its ability to increase collagen production via topical application.
Organic Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil
Uplifting patchouli oil is extracted from the leaves of the pogostemon cablin plant, which is native to the tropical regions of Asia. It is from the labiatae family which includes lavender, mint and sage. In addition to having a wide array of health benefits, there are many benefits specifically for skin. It is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, astringent and even helps with tissue regeneration. This means it can help wounds heal faster and reduce the appearance of scars.
Acacia Dealbata (Mimosa) Floral WaxUplifting and fragrant mimosa is useful in skincare for its regenerative properties that aid in the restoration of damaged tissue including elastin and collagen. It has been used for thousands if years as a salve for healing of burns and wounds. Mimosa is emollient and has an anesthesia-like effect on the skin, offering comfort by reducing redness and irritation. It is also astringent, mildly cleansing, high in antioxidants and micronutrients that are beneficial for promoting cell health.
Tanacetum Annum (Blue Tansy) Leaf Oil
The blue tansy oil we use is distilled from the leaves of a plant with similar properties to chamomile and is native to Morocco. It's high chamazulene content is what gives the oil it's vivid sapphire blue color. It offers a plethora of curative properties helpful for healing minor skin irritations. What makes blue tansy oil ultra-soothing and regenerating are its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. As applied for use in skincare, the word tansy is very appropriately derived from the greek word “athanasia” which means “immortality”.