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Ingredient Glossary

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Absolute of OsmanthusAbsolute of Osmanthus
A rich source of plant-collagen to support and preserve the delicate eye tissue.

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Abyssinian OilAbyssinian Oil
Native to the Mediterranean, this light oil has an exquisite skin feel Contains a high percentage of unsaturated fatty acids, offering hydration with unique skin feel and stability benefits

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AcaciaAcacia
A small tree or shrub belonging to the genus Acacia, of the mimosa family, having clusters of small yellow flowers.

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Acai & NoniAcai & Noni
Packed with proteins, vitamins, sugars and trace elements, these powerful anti-oxidant helps combat free radical formation to maintain structural integrity.

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AcerolaAcerola(Barbados cherry.)
the cherrylike fruit of a small tree, Malpighia glabra, of the West Indies, having a high concentration of vitamin C.

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African Baboab TreeAfrican Baboab Tree
This tree is known to preserve and store moisture. In the wet months in Africa, water is stored in its thick, corky, fire-resistant trunk for the nine dry months ahead.

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Alaria EsculentaAlaria Esculenta
Preserves skin suppleness and elasticity

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Alaria Esculenta Alaria Esculenta
A brown algae that preserves skin elasticity and suppleness by reducing Elastin and collagen degradation. Reinforces the ‘cushioning’ of the skin; has powerful anti-oxidant to prevent free radical damage from UVB and maintains cellular communication GAGs.

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AlgaeAlgae(seaweed.)
Any of numerous groups of chlorophyll-containing, mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms ranging from microscopic single-celled forms to multicellular forms, distinguished from plants by the absence of true roots, stems, and leaves and by a lack of nonreproductive cells in the reproductive structures.

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AllantoinAllantoin
A white powder, produced by oxidation of uric acid and the major excretory product of purine degradation in many vertebrates: used medicinally to heal skin ulcers and in lotions, lipsticks, etc., for its soothing effect.

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Almond OilAlmond Oil(sweet almond oil, expressed almond oil)
A colorless to pale yellow fatty oil expressed from the seeds of the sweet almond, used in preparing skincare products, perfumes and cosmetics.

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Aloe VeraAloe Vera(Latin aloç, aloe plant + vçra, feminine of vçrus, true)
Any aloe of the species Aloe vera, the fleshy leaves of which yield a juice used as an emollient ingredient of skin lotions and for treating burns. Helps to moisturize, soothe and regenerate healthy skin cells. Effective with acne and wrinkle skin.

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Alpha Hydroxy AcidsAlpha Hydroxy Acids
Natural, non-toxin substances found in foods and plants. Alpha Hydroxy works as fruit acid that softens the physiological glue that holds the skins dead cell surfaces together. Natural, non-toxin substances found in foods and plants. Alpha hydroxy acids are found in a variety of skin care products including moisturizers, cleansers, eye cream, sunscreen, and foundations.

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Amino Acid BlendAmino Acid Blend
This amino acid blend derived from sugar cane and corn helps improve cell function, attract moisture from the atmosphere deep into the layers of the skin, defend the natural skin barrier function and promote elasticity

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Amino AcidsAmino Acids
Amino acids are the basic molecular building blocks of proteins. Amino acids are made up of hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen.

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AngelicaAngelica(archangel)
Any of various herbs of the genus Angelica in the parsley family, having pinnately compound leaves and small white or greenish flowers in compound umbels, especially A. archangelica, used in Europe for its aromatic odor and medicinal root.

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ApricotApricot(Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil)
In cosmetics and personal care products, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil and Hydrogenated Apricot Kernel Oil may be used in the formulation of a wide variety of product types, including bath products, makeup, cleansing products, depilatories, hair conditioners, shampoos, perfumes, shaving products, suntan products, and other skin and hair care products.

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Argan OilArgan Oil
For centuries Argan Oil has been a well kept secret known only to Moroccon women who use it nourish their skin, hair & nails. One of the rarest oils in the world, Argan is rich in vitamin E and anti-oxidants it also helps to reduce wrinkles, prevent stretch marks, soothe dry eczema, acne and psoriasis.

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Argan Tree OilArgan Tree Oil(argane oil)
Argan oil, which may also be commonly recognized as argon oil or argane oil, is derived from the Argania Spinosa tree that is indigenous to Morocco.Argan Tree Oil reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, strengthens elasticity, and improves skin’s overall vitality.

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Arjuna (Bark Extract) Arjuna (Bark Extract)
Actively lifts jowls and combats skin sagging

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ArnicaArnica(Arnica Montana Flower Extract)
Arnica Montana and its Flower Extract enhance the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.

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Assai FruitAssai Fruit
Rich in skin-compatible lipids that prevent moisture loss and continuously top-up the lipid barrier for maximum protection from the environment.

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Astragalus RootAstragalus Root(Astragalus membranaceus)
The herb is a staple of Chinese medicine, where it has been used for centuries to boost the immune system and treat a variety of ailments. Astragalus root contains several compounds that are thought to help strengthen the immune system.

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Avellana Seed OilAvellana Seed Oil
Natural source of rare anti-ageing omega 7 (palmitoleic acid) that helps rejuvenate and repair skin cells. Rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, Avellana seed oil leave a protective layer on the surface of the skin that helps protect and limit moisture loss. Rich in polyphenols to prevent damage caused by free radicals, plus proteins, vitamins, minerals and lipids.

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Avocado OilAvocado Oil(Persea Gratissima)
Is often used on dry or mature skins, for eczema or psoriasis, and is very useful when treating sun or climate damaged skin that is dehydrated and undernourished, and is said to help with regenerating the skin and softening tissue. Avocado oil extensively increases the amount of collagen in the skin which normally reduces as we grow older.

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Balloonflower RootBalloonflower Root(Platycodon)
Traditionally used to treat ailments afflicting the lungs and bronchial tubes. Conditions such as bronchitis, laryngitis, pleurisy, heaviness in the chest and tonsillitis.

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BambooBamboo(Bambusa Vulgaris Extract)
Restores elasticity, suppleness and nutrients to the skin.

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Basil OilBasil Oil
Provides a cooling and toning sensation while detoxifying and stimulating congested skin

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BeeswaxBeeswax((Cera Alba))
A natural thickener to give a stronger texture to a formula. It also has antioxidant properties. Unlike petrolatum (mineral oil) it is not film forming but allows the skin to breathe.

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BenzephenoneBenzephenone
Also called oxybenzone, a sunscreen agent that protects skin primarily from the sun’s UVB rays and some, but not all, UVA rays.

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Bergamot OilBergamot Oil(Essence of Bergamot)
Delicately scented, Bergamot oil is one of the most popular aromatherapy materials. It has sedative effects plus antibacterial effects so suits oily and combination skin types.

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Bio-mimetic PeptideBio-mimetic Peptide
Mimics the receptor site (MC1 R) of Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone to stop it from bonding producing Tyrosinase. Prevents the formation of Melanin.

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BirchBirch(Betula Alba)
With excellent softening and circulation stimulating properties, Birch also has antiseptic and healing properties.

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Bitter Orange OilBitter Orange Oil(Citrus Aurantium Amara)
Also known as Neroli, it's principal use is for its fragrance. It does however have calming, soothing, toning and regenerative skin effects.

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Black RadishBlack Radish(Raphanus Niger)
Rich in vitamin C which helps to fight infections and free radicals. Black radish also contains B vitamins and sulfur. Its high content of fiber increase peristaltic movements. In addition, it contains large amounts of water. Both water and fiber help our transit and those who suffer from constipation may benefit as well.

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BladderwrackBladderwrack(Fucus Vesiculosus Extract)
Seaweeds contain a variety of minerals and vitamins that promote healthy skin. This seaweed has iodine, sulphur and amino acids as key constituents. These combine to give good cleansing or detox properties. Plus, seaweed provides moisturising capability due its gel forming alginates. It also acts as a thickener in formulations.

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Blue Flower LinseedBlue Flower Linseed
Linseeds are efficient tensor, smoothing and nourishing agents. High in phenolic compounds which help prevent damage to cell function. Essential fatty acids help support the structure of the epidermis

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Blue-Green Micro AlgaeBlue-Green Micro Algae
Extracted for Elemis from Lake Klamath in Oregon, the world's most mineral rich lake. This extract also contains a high concentration of vitamin B, amino acids, potassium and magnesium which help the skin to resist the affects of aging.

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BuckwheatBuckwheat(Polygonum Fagopyrum Seed Extract)
Stimulating and toning, Buckwheat is widely used for reducing puffiness and dark circles around the eye contour area. It is also a rich source of Bio-Flavonoids, which are well known for their anti-oxidant properties, protecting the cell membranes from free-radical damage.

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Cactus Cereus FlowerCactus Cereus Flower(Cereus Grandiflorus Flower Extract)
From the Cactus plant native to Mexico. Contains Flavonic Glycosides, which have anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

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CalendulaCalendula(Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract)
Also known as Herb of the Sun. A well known and traditional herb with soothing, calming and healing properties.

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Camellia OilCamellia Oil(Camellia Kissi Seed Oil)
Camellia Kissi Seed Oil is an exotic and expensive oil from Japan. Traditionally used to strengthen hair and to impart gloss. It is a non greasy emollient but also has anti-ageing, anti-oxidant properties. Also high in Oleic acid which improves the skin penetration of a products active ingredients.

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CamphorCamphor
Stimulates local blood supply. It has a cooling effect and also locally relieves pain.

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CarrotCarrot(Daucus Carota Sativa)
Rich in carotenes with anti-oxidant, anti-ageing properties.

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CecropiaCecropia(Cecropia Obtusa Bark Extract)
Native to Amazonia, Cecropia Obtusa Bark extract promotes Lipolysis to help reduce the 'orange peel' appearance of cellulite. It's diuretic action helps release Glycerol from Adipocytes (fat cells) to break down fat.

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CedarwoodCedarwood(Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil)
Excellent antiseptic and astringent properties.

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Centella AsiaticaCentella Asiatica(Centella Asiatica Extract (Gotu Kola))
Also known as Gotu Kola. It has soothing and calming properties and is especially beneficial to dry skin conditions. It may be used to promote circulation and serves as an anti-cellulite ingredient. In addition Gotu Kola is considered to be healing and is therefore helpful when used against sunburn and other superfical burns.

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ChamomileChamomile(Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Extract)
An aromatic perennial herb in the composite family, native to Europe and the Mediterranean region, having feathery foliage and flower heads with white rays and yellow centers. Chamomile is effective in soothing and healing the surface of the skin. Promotes the regeneration of skin cells.Capillary wall constrictor with anti-inflammatory properties. Also considered anti-bacterial, soothing, antiseptic, purifing, and refreshing.

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Chamomile Essential OilChamomile Essential Oil
Decongesting with anti-inflammatory effects. Reduces puffiness and dark circles.

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Chestnut Seed ExtractChestnut Seed Extract(Castanea Sativa Seed Extract)
Chestnut Natamilk is highly skin compatible. It is rich in sugar, minerals, vitamins, lipids and proteins and so restores elasticity, suppleness and nutrients to the skin.

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Chinese DateChinese Date(Zizyphus Jujuba (Jujube))
An anti-inflammatory and moisturising ingredient which nourishes skin, replenishing oils lost during shaving.

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ChlorellaChlorella(Chlorella Vulgaris Extract)
A brown algae which helps to protect skin collagen and elastin and thus has firming and restructuring properties.

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Cinnamon BarkCinnamon Bark(Cinnamomum Zeylanicum)
Aromatic bark of Saigon cinnamon used medicinally as a carminative. Is also used to help maintain a healthy blood sugar level and healthy cholesterol levels.

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CistaceaCistacea
Stimulates the production of the ‘Bliss Hormone’, and decongests and soothes the skin.

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CleaversCleavers(Galium Aparine)
Cleavers are considered one of the best cleansing tonics known that helps to rid the body of toxins and purify the blood, the lymphatic system and kidneys. It has been used to alleviate inflammatory urinary diseases, relieve swollen and enlarged lymph glands, expel stones and gravel, and generally help cleanse the system when the body is failing to rid itself of pollutants.

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CloveClove(Eugenia Caryophylatta)
Traditionally used for pain relief, Clove Oil also has antiseptic and astringent properties.

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Cocoa ButterCocoa Butter(Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter)
An emollient natural vegetable butter that liquifies with temperature. Softens and oils the skin.

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Coconut & Monoi OilCoconut & Monoi Oil
An emollient with nourishing properties to seal in moisture and soften the skin. Rapidly absorbed for long lasting skin hydration.

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Coconut OilCoconut Oil(Cocos Nucifera)
Semi solid oil which is an emollient and solvent.

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ComfreyComfrey(Symphytum Officinale Extract)
Comfrey is credited with healing, astringent and emollient properties and is traditionally used for soothing eczema and sunburn and for swelling, bruising and cuts. The whole plant is considered excellent for soothing pain in any tender or inflammed area.

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Corn SilkCorn Silk(Zea mays)
Corn Silk was used traditionally as a mild diuretic. It has been included in herbal preparations for the bladder and urinary tract.

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CornflowerCornflower(Centaurea Cyanus)
A tonic and stimulant often used in folklaw as a remedy for weak eyes. Beneficial in products for use around the eyes due to its soothing anti-inflammatory properties.

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CucumberCucumber(Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract)
Cooling, refreshing, healing and soothing with moisture regulating qualities. Helps to tighten the skin.

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Daisy ExtractDaisy Extract
Inhibits the formation of Melanin, significantly reducing skin pigmentation

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Deep Ocean WaterDeep Ocean Water
Mineral rich, active water offers excellent moisturising activity to enhance skin hydration and improve barrier function

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DermochlorellaDermochlorella
Strengthens the cohesion of the dermal-epidermal junction by increasing the synthesis of collagens, laminins and elastins, increasing firmness and tone. Proven to reduce the appearance of dark circles

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Devil's Apron SeaweedDevil's Apron Seaweed(Laminaria)
The kelps are a source of salts of iodine and potassium and, to a lesser extent, other minerals.

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DiatamiDiatami
Diatami is a unique blend of powdered algae and shells which comes from the Far East and Oceania. Its delicately exfoliating properties, are used to help remove skin impurities.

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Dodder  SeedDodder Seed(Cuscuta)
Nourishes the kidney organ in the body, boosting energy levels. As such it is also helpful for others symptoms of kidney deficiency like low back pain, tinnitus, diarrhea, dizziness, and blurred vision. It also has a long history of use as a longevity herb.

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EdelweissEdelweiss
A natural plant stem cell that helps inhibit the enzyme Collagense which breaks down peptide bonds in the skins collagen fibres.

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EdelweissEdelweiss
A natural plant stem cell that inhibits enzyme production of Collagenese which breaks down peptide bonds in the skins collagen fibres.

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ElemiElemi
Elemi is a zesty, natural essential oil that uplifts the spirit whilst delivering a sense of calm

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Encapsulated Vitamin CEncapsulated Vitamin C
Anti-oxidant activity neutralizes free-radicals. Lightens existing Melanin. Encapsulated for slow release & maximum efficacy

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English Oak BarkEnglish Oak Bark
Balances and purifies the skin

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EucalyptusEucalyptus
Native to Australia and adjacent islands, having aromatic evergreen leaves that are the source of medicinal oils.

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Eucommia BarkEucommia Bark(Du Zhong)
Eucommia bark has been used in traditional Chinese herbalism for over 3,000 years. Eucommia bark is strongly associated with the kidneys and to a lesser extent with the liver.

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EvodiaEvodia(Evodia Rutaecarpa)
Used to treat symptoms of abdominal distress. including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Also used to stimulate the appetite and to treat abdominal symptoms associated with lack of interest in food.

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Fleeceflower RootFleeceflower Root(Polygonum)
The whole root has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. Lecithin functions prevent the aggradation of cholesterol in liver and resort of lipoid in blood serum.

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Fragrance Fragrance
Neroli, bitter orange, bergamot and lemon create a beautiful and uplifting aromatic.

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FrangipaniFrangipani(Plumeria Rubra)
The exotic aroma restores peace and harmony, whilst deep cleansing and rejuvenating the skin. Provides deep moisturisation even for the driest skins.

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Frangipani Flowers Frangipani Flowers
Sweet scented flowers infused with Tahitian Monoi.

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GaiacwoodGaiacwood
Gaiacwood with its delicate ‘tea rose’ aroma is a wonderful de-stressor.

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GalactoarabinanGalactoarabinan
A Polysaccharide from the North American Larch Tree that supports a non-abrasive exfoliation action without irritation.

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Gardenia Plant (Stem Cells)Gardenia Plant (Stem Cells)
Boosts skins supports structure

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GingerGinger(Zingiber Officinale Root Extract)
Has a warming effect which stimulates circulation. It also has antispasmodic properties, preventing muscle spasm in response to increased blood supplies.

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Ginger Root ExtractGinger Root Extract
Helps control sebum production.

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Ginger WaterGinger Water
Boosts the anti-oxidant and anti-radical power of key molecules, to even skin tone.

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Gingko BilobaGingko Biloba
Featured as an anti-ageing tree leaf it contains very special cell stimulating

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GinsengGinseng(Panax Ginseng Root Extract)
Stimulating to the hormone system, this root is said to improve drive and clarity. It also has wound healing properties.

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Glucose TyrosinateGlucose Tyrosinate
Sugar - which has moisturising and soothing capabilities.

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Glycolic AcidGlycolic Acid
The smallest AHA that is used to improve the skin's appearance and texture. May reduce wrinkles, acne scarring and hyperpigmentation along with other skin conditions. Once applied, glycolic acid reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together. This allows the outer skin to disapear revealing the underlying skin.

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Grape Seed OilGrape Seed Oil(Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil)
Excellent nourishing and moisturising properties.

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Great BurdockGreat Burdock(Arctium Lappa Root Extract)
Regulates and normalises oil production with excellent anti-bacterial properties.

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Green TeaGreen Tea
Tea made from leaves that are not fermented before being dried. It is a true tea that has undergone minimal oxidation during processing.

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GurmarGurmar
Gurmar has been used for the treatment of diabetes. This herb repairs damaged pancreatic tissues. Has rightly earned the name of the "Sugar Eater". Taken after meals, it helps the body to deal with sugar levels of the blood.

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Hare´s Ear RootHare´s Ear Root(Bupleurum)
The root of this plant is a powerful liver tonic. It is used to treat 'disharmony' between the liver and spleen which may manifestsas abdominal pain, bloating, nausea and indigestion.

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Hazelnut OilHazelnut Oil(Corylus Avellana Oil)
A carrier oil also well known for its nourishing properties.

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HexapeptideHexapeptide
A high-tech peptide which provides the skin with strong regeneration signals to stimulate collagen synthesis. Helps to regenerate the dermal-epidermal junction for increased cell cohesion and firmness. Helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

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HoneyHoney(Mel)
Honey is a natural preservative. It acts as a moisturiser too by forming a waterproof coat on the skin.

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HopsHops(Humulus Lupulus)
Hops promote wound healing and are also sedative and anti scarring.

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Horny Goat WeedHorny Goat Weed
A time-tested aphrodisiac that increases libido in men and women, and improves erectile function in men. Horny Goat Weed has been used as an aphrodisiac for years. Known to improve sexual desire and performance.

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HorsetailHorsetail(Equisetum Arvense Extract)
The Organic Silicon content strengthens connective tissue. It reinforces the skin's defense mechanism. In combination with other herbs it works well as an anti-wrinkle product.

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Hyaluronic AcidHyaluronic Acid
Provides hydration by preventing Trans Epidermal Water Loss. Stimulates collagen synthesis increasing firmness

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HydroxyprolineHydroxyproline
A Biotech active obtained by grafting natural Fatty Acids onto Amino Acids. It helps to strengthen the skin's structure, preserve moisture content and smooth away wrinkles.

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Ilex Herbal ExtractIlex Herbal Extract
An herbal extract base which helps provide a deeper, longer lasting pain relief than most conventional cooling gels.

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Japanese Camellia OilJapanese Camellia Oil
Japanese Comellia oil is one of the most rapidly absorbed oils making it an excellent choice as a facial oil. It has been used for centuries in China to protect and nourish skin from wrinkling. It has been used to moisturize and condition the skin, hair and nails.

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Jasmine AbsoluteJasmine Absolute(Jasminium Officinale)
A fine fragrance with moisturising, soothing and healing properties.

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Jojoba BeadsJojoba Beads(Buxus Chinensis)
A moisturiser and emollient, helping soothe dry skin.

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Jojoba Seed OilJojoba Seed Oil(Zizyphus Jujuba)
More a liquid wax than an oil, it comes from a cactus like plant seed. It seals in moisture and penetrates deeply.

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JujubeJujube(Zizyphus Jujuba)
Also known as Chinese Date. A powerful anti-oxidant. The nourishing and regenerating properties of this oil help to reduce wrinkles and replenish oils lost during shaving. Also astringent and purifying due to its tanin content.

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JuniperJuniper(Juniperus Communis)
A cleansing and detox oil with diuretic and blood purifying properties. Stimulates the kidneys.

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Kadsura StemKadsura Stem(Hai Feng Teng)
According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, Kadsura Stem has pungent, bitter and warm properties, and is associated with the Liver and Kidney meridians. Kadsura Stem is used to treat rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, and muscle spasms.

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KaolinKaolin
White or China clay. It absorbs both oil and water making it a good all round base.

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KiwiKiwi(Actinidia Chinensis)
Stimulating to the skin with a toning effect.

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Kudzuvine RootKudzuvine Root(Pueraria Lobata)
Used for regeneration of liver tissue while protecting against liver toxins. In traditional Chinese medicine this root is used as a sedative and is helpful with symptoms of hypertension.

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Kukui OilKukui Oil(Aleurites Moluccana)
Kukui nut oil is high in linoleic and linolenic essential fatty acids. These acids are vital for the metabolism of healthy skin, and are easily absorbed by the skin. Kukui nut oil soothes irritated, sunburned, or burned skin.

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Lady’s MantleLady’s Mantle(Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract)
The most important function of this herb in skin care is the toning and binding effect it has on loose, sagging skin, and the fact that it helps to prevent the destruction of the connective tissue, as well as protecting newly formed fibres. Also has a soothing and astringent effect because of it's tannin content.

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Laminaria DigitataLaminaria Digitata(Laminara Digitata Extract)
Also known as Devils Apron Seaweed. Like White or China clay, it absorbs both oil and water making it a good all round base. Also promotes Lipolysis to break down fatty deposits.

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LavenderLavender(Lavandula Angustifolia)
One of the most widely used essential oils with sedative properties. It tones the skin and coupled with all its other excellent properties, this is one of the most useful essential oils for all skin types and a great help in sorting out a variety of skin problems. Its fragrance is sweet and balsamic which is both calming and relaxing. It has pain reducing effects, is anti infectious and lessens the effect of burns. It is also anti allergenic.

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LecithinLecithin
Egg yolk protein. It attracts moisture and is a natural moisturiser and emulsifier. It is a phospholipid and supports cell restructuring. Can also come from Soy.

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LemonLemon(Citrus Medica Limonum)
A refreshing detox and cleansing essential oil with a typical fragrance.

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LeucineLeucine
An essential amino acid found in many of the Elemis bio amino complexes. All amino acids function as part of the NMF (the skin's Natural Moisturising Factor) but also provide building blocks for cellular construction.

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Licorice RootLicorice Root(Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
Licorice root has been used by traditional herbalists as a general tonic and for respiratory support. It also supports the liver.

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Lime BlossomLime Blossom(Tilia Cordata Flower Extract)
Also known as Linden Flower. Vaso-constrictor (relaxes skin from extremes of temperature). A rich source of amino acids, organic acids, ascorbic acid and flavanoids for maximum cell repair. Gives a satin, silky after-feel.

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Lime PeelLime Peel(Citrus Aurantifolia)
Lime has a classic sweet, refreshing smell. It is stimulating yet anti spasmodic meaning that it prevents muscle spasm which sometimes occurs with increased blood supply.

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Limnathes AlbaLimnathes Alba
Limnanthes Alba is a natural skin-conditioning oil that leaves the skin silky smooth.

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Lotus FlowerLotus Flower(Nelumbo Nucifera)
This plant is an aquatic perennial, but if its seeds are preserved under favorable circumstances, they may remain viable for many years. It has also been found to be rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, copper, and manganese while very low in saturated fat.

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LupinLupin
Lupin acts as a quality control mechanism in our skin, protecting collagen and fighting inflammation. It helps to improve the skins cushioning and elasticity, so the surface appears more firm and taut

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LupinLupin
Clinically proven to reduce the depth of jowls, cheeks & chin

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Macadamia Seed OilMacadamia Seed Oil(Macadamia Ternifolia)
An oil that has anti-oxidant therefore free radical scavenging properties. It contains a high percentage of palmitoleic acid, a known part of the NMF (the skin's Natural Moisturising Factor) that reduces at the menopause, so is a key ingredient for mature skin.

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Mafane FlowerMafane Flower
Supports the skin’s natural lipid barrier and stimulates skin cell function to rapidly enhance, re-structure and support the collagen fibre network to provide a smooth look.

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MalachiteMalachite
Skin-defending Malachite, a semi-precious mineral rich in Copper, acts like an anti-oxidant protective layer to actively prevent the acceleration of premature ageing. It replaces mineral loss in the skin, delaying the signs of ageing through stress.

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MallowMallow(Malva Sylvestris)
A soft gel is produced by this plant that is soothing, moisturising and emollient as well as anti inflammatory.

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MandarinMandarin(Citrus Nobilis)
Uplifting and sedative. Has an analgesic effect. Cytophylactic properties of the oil encourage the growth of new skin cells, helping to heal damaged skin.

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Marco Cellular ComplexMarco Cellular Complex
Combines highly moisture retentive mushroom polysaccharides(sugar), plantago and wheat proteins. Moisturisation brings good skin function and as the skin ages, retaining moisture is essential.

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Marine AccordMarine Accord
Marine Accord for a sea-breeze, fresh aroma

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Marine PhytoplanktonMarine Phytoplankton(Diatomaceous Earth)
Microskeletons of organisms using silica as their main structural form. An excellent exfoliant which is also kind to the skin.

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Marine Spring WaterMarine Spring Water
Naturally rich in minerals essential for healthy looking skin Reinforces the skin’s lipid barrier to prevent water loss

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MarjoramMarjoram(Origanum Majorana)
This herb warms the body and calms the senses.

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Marula OilMarula Oil
Marula oil is known as Africa's miracle oil. It is rich in antioxidants, oleic acid which are essential components for the maintenance of healthy skin. This combination of high nutritional value and excellent stability is perfect for hydrating the skin.

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MeadowsweetMeadowsweet(Spiraea Ulmaria Extract)
Meadowsweet is a rich source of salicylic acid, a pain relief substance that also improves local blood supply. It imparts a warming effect followed by a cooling effect, thus decongesting skin.

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MelissaMelissa(Melissa Officinalis)
Has calming, soothing and healing properties and a beautiful aroma.The leaf extract is also known as Balm Mint.

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MentholMenthol
A primary constituent of Mint, it evaporates to leave a tingling, cooling feeling, followed by increased local blood supply.

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Milk ProteinMilk Protein(Lactis Proteinum)
Gives skin gloss. Milk proteins hold moisture effectively and so form a moisturising film to the skin.

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MimosaMimosa(Mimosa Tenuiflora)
The delicate aroma of mimosa is well liked. It is anti inflammatory, toning and astringent.

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Mimosa and Rose WaxesMimosa and Rose Waxes
Beautifully scented waxes from the production of essential oils, rich in phospholipids that soften the skin and help restore elasticity and tone.

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Monoi OilMonoi Oil
From the Gardenia Tahitensis flower. The Gardenia flowers are macerated in oil to give a wonderful smelling moisturising oil.

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Moringa OilMoringa Oil(Moringa Oleifera)
The most powerful anti-oxidant - up to 1700% more powerful than basic cosmetic oils.

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Mulberry FruitMulberry Fruit(Morus)
Any of a genus mulberry family of trees with an edible usually purple multiple fruit that includes one with a fruit whose juice is sometimes used for its medicinal properties.

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Mulberry MistletoeMulberry Mistletoe(Ramulus Loranthis)
Used for aches in the loins and legs due to wind- dampness. This herb not only eliminates wind- dampness but also nourishes the liver and kidney and strengthens the muscles and b ones, so it is very good for the treatment of stiffness of the muscles and joints and aches in the loins and legs due to insufficiency of the liver and kidney, and it is often used with pubescent angelica, and achyranthes root.

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Mulberry TwigsMulberry Twigs(Morus)
Mulberry twig has been used to help treat discomfort from arthritis as well as relieve joints.

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MyrothamnusMyrothamnus(Myrothamnus Flabellifolius)
Frequently referred to as the Resurrection Plant helps the skin to cope with extreme dryness and minimizes water loss.

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Myrrh OilMyrrh Oil(Commiphora Myrrha)
A healing and cell stimulating essential oil.

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NeroliNeroli(Citrus Aurantium Amara)
Also known as Bitter Orange Oil, its principal use is for its fragrance. It does however have calming, soothing, toning and regenerative skin effects.

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NettleNettle(Urtica Dioica)
Anti-inflammatory, astringent, healing and stimulating. Also considered one of the highest sources of vitamin E and therefore has good anti-oxidant properties.

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NiacinNiacin
A vasodilator which helps bring blood flow to the surface of the lops, intensifies natural lip color.

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Oak Bark ExtractOak Bark Extract(Quercus Robur Bark Extract)
An excellent astringent and cleansing detox extract.

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Oak Kernel ExtractOak Kernel Extract
Oat Kernel Extract has great anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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OakmossOakmoss
Oakmoss brings the refreshing air of the seashore to this exquisite fragrance

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Oat Milk ExtractOat Milk Extract(Avena Sativa)
Oat has wash active substances that are smoothing and emollient with a soft feel. Also helps relieve itching and burning.

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Optimega Oil™Optimega Oil™
Natural oil grown and pressed in the UK, provides optimal skin nutrition using a special blend of wheatgerm and oat oil.

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Padina PavonicaPadina Pavonica
An outstanding, collagen-boosting marine extract. It is scientifically farmed in the clear blue seas of Malta and collected at its optimal level of activity. The powerful actives stimulate the production of Glycosaminoglucans GAGs which are responsible for the moisturisation, firmness and elasticity of the skin. Stimulating the synthesis of GAGs increases the metabolism of the skin, intercellular communication and cell renewal. Skin cells respond rapidly with fast, visible results.

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Padina PavonicaPadina Pavonica
Clinically proven extract from marine algae which actively mobilises calcium to support cell structure and strengthen the epidermis. Cellular communication is restored to enable efficient cohesion of cells to help prevent skin aging

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PapainPapain
From the Papaya fruit. Contains a natural fruit enzyme, excellent for dissolving dead skin cells. Particularly effective in reducing acne scarring and reducing fine lines.

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PAPILACTYL D®PAPILACTYL D®
From the African Tiger Nut, helps to reinforce the structure of the papillary dermis which is responsible for the skins resilience and elasticity

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PatchouliPatchouli
Patchouli levels the mood and stimulates the spirit.

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Pea ExtractPea Extract
Acts upon multiple pathways in Melanin formation.

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PeppermintPeppermint(Mentha Piperita)
Provides a cooling effect then a warming effect meaning that local circulation is improved.

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Peru LianaPeru Liana
A large vine native to South and Central America. It prevents pre-adipocytes turning into adipocytes (fat cells). It is also widely used by indigenous Amazonian tribes to treat asthma, rheumatism, ulcers and diabetes.

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Pine OilPine Oil(Pinus Pinaster Oil or Pinus Sylvestris Oil)
Pine invigorates and refreshes and has a characteristic fragrance. Stimulating, analgesic.

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PineapplePineapple(Ananas Sativus)
An enzyme called bromelain cleanses the skin by dissolving dead cells from the skin’s surface.

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Plankton ExtractPlankton Extract
Induces the contraction of fibroblasts which stretch the collagen network for a skin tightening, tensing effect. A single application has a smoothing effect on roughness, as well as a lifting effect on the depth of a wrinkle

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PomegranatePomegranate(Punica Granatum)
The intelligent Adaptogenic Technology of Pomegranate extract delivers the dual action of helping to prevent water loss whilst stimulating Aquaporines, channeling water to where it is needed most. Aquaporines are micro-fine channels in cell membranes which transport water.

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Poria CocosPoria Cocos
This Chinese mushroom supports the skin’s natural micro flora, without having an impact on pH levels. It creates the perfect environment for maximum enzyme therapy. It is rich in a polysaccharide complex that creates a moisture film compatible with the skin’s natural bacteria levels. Contains organic acids and proteins for maximum cell function.

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PorphyridiumPorphyridium(Porphyridium Cruentum)
A specialised seaweed that stimulates cellular activity and promotes regeneration.

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Prickly PearPrickly Pear(Opuntia)
A very large genus of cacti, native from Canada to South America, but now found also in other dry, desert terrains throughout the world. Provides hydration to dry sallow skin.

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PropolisPropolis(Propolis Wax; Propolis Cera)
The natural 'cement' made of tree resins which bees use to protect the hive from infection. It has some sunscreen effect with astringency that gives firmness.

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Purple OrchidPurple Orchid
Rich in moisturising polysaccharides and skin protecting polyphenols which help protect against the degradation of skin proteins such as collagen and elastin to fight the signs of skin aging.

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QuartzQuartz
Atomic vibrations improve cellular performance as the cells' nuclei are re-energised and Collagen synthesis is promoted.

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Quillaja WoodQuillaja Wood(Quillaja Saponaria)
Common name is Panama wood. This has saponins that act like a natural soap.

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Red AlgaeRed Algae
An award winning extract from cultivated Jania Rubens, a calcified red algae, which regulates Aquaporine 8 and has firming benefits. AQP8 stimulation leads to optimisation of the skins natural hydration reservoirs. The result is firmer, hydrated skin

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Red CoralRed Coral(Corallina Officinalis)
Stimulates dermal respiration, thus restoring oxygen levels. Rich in Calcium and Magnesium minerals and trace elements Iron and Zinc which help to increase cell cohesion. The calcified skeleton of its cell walls provides a protection system against external aggressions.

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RhodochrositeRhodochrosite(Rhodochrosite Extract)
Rich in manganese carbonate which is necessary for the synthesis of protein. Encourages the production of collagen and elastin and fights against free-radicals. Can also help protect the skin against the ageing effects of UVA.

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Rice Bran OilRice Bran Oil
Naturally rich in anti-oxidant vitamin E, this oil nourishes the skin to leave it soft and supple.

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Rice HullRice Hull(Oryza Sativa Hull Powder)
A soothing and emollient buffer.

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Rice SilkRice Silk
Helps prevent the skin from perspiring, to mattify and rebalance for the perfect make-up base.

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Rice StarchRice Starch(Dimethylimidazolidinone Rice Starch)
Used as an emollient soothing dry or sore skin.

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Rosa Centifolia Flower WaterRosa Centifolia Flower Water
A moisurising agent which is pH balanced.

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RosemaryRosemary(Rosmarinus Officinalis)
Stimulating to local circulation. It invigorates, tones and is regenerative. Also an antioxidant.

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Rosemary LeafRosemary Leaf
Powerful anti-oxidant and astringent that tightens pores, purifies, rebalances and helps clear congestion.

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Rosewood Essential Oil Rosewood Essential Oil
Activates cell regeneration, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.

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Royal JellyRoyal Jelly
A bee product fed to the queen bee. It contains proteins and minerals and is regenerative when applied to the skin.

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Salicylic AcidSalicylic Acid
Breaks down oil to clear clogged pores; penetrates the follicle and sloughs away dead skin cells, deep cleansing pores and keeping them free of breakout-causing debris.

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Salt & Hibiscus Salt & Hibiscus
Rich in minerals needed to help maintain healthy looking skin.

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SamphireSamphire(Crithmum Maritimum Extract)
A vibrant green edible plant which grows mainly on tidal marshes. It has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.

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SandalwoodSandalwood(Santalum Album)
Well known perfume. It has revitalising qualities and encourages local blood supply. Also astringent.

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Sea FennelSea Fennel(Samphire)
A vibrant green edible plant which grows mainly on tidal marshes. It has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Sea SaltSea Salt(Maris Sal)
Salt thickens certain products. It also purifies and can hydrate or dry. Its grains form scrub particles.

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SeabuckthornSeabuckthorn(Hippophae Rhamnoides)
An astringent active that tones, with anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties.

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SerineSerine
An amino acid that in combination with other amino acids provides different effects. It is particularly hydrophilic moisturising.

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Sesame Seed OilSesame Seed Oil(Sesamum Indicum Oil)
A well known mid viscosity oil with body. It has sunscreen properties and is very emollient.

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Shea ButterShea Butter(Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit)
Also known as Karite. The butter stops moisture loss and imparts gloss. Certain components of Shea stimulate fibroblasts to make collagen and other skin structures.

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Silk MicaSilk Mica
Light scattering and reflecting particles deliver instant skin radiance.

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Sodium LauroamphoacetateSodium Lauroamphoacetate
Sodium Lauroamphoacetate is naturally derived from coconut oil and is used as a cleanser and counter-irritant. This is the ingredient that makes the product tear-free.

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Sodium PCASodium PCA
A very strong humectant derived from amino acids. Binds moisture. Naturally occurs in the skin.

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Soybean OilSoybean Oil(Glycine Soja Oil)
A natural vegetable oil rich in vitamins A and E.

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SpearmintSpearmint(Mentha Viridis)
Cools, stimulates, decongests and cleanses.

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Spring Sea WaterSpring Sea Water
Sourced from the coast of Brittany. Optimises water exchanges between the dermis and epidermis. Naturally rich in minerals and trace elements. Reinforces the skin’s lipid barrier to prevent water loss. Improves the cohesion between the dermis and epidermis.

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Starflower and Elderberry OilsStarflower and Elderberry Oils
Natural oils grown and pressed in the UK. Starflower is the richest natural source of gamma linolenic acid, whilst Elderberry contains over 80% essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants and other micronutrients, which together promote a smooth, nourished healthy skin condition.

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StrawberryStrawberry(Fragaria Vesca Fruit Extract)
Excellent astringent and toning properties.

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Sunflower Seed OilSunflower Seed Oil(Helianthus Annus)
A carrier oil with smoothing properties.

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Sweet Almond OilSweet Almond Oil(Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis)
An emollient with excellent soothing properties.

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Sweet Betty FlowerSweet Betty Flower(Saponaria Officinalis Extract)
Sweet Betty Flower is used in Elemis toners instead of alcohol as it is a gentle alternative that neither strips the skin, nor upsets its natural balance.

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Sweet GrassSweet Grass
Sweet Grass provides a light, gentle breeze of freshly cut grass

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TamarindTamarind(Tamarindus Indica)
Recognized for stimulation of skin repair, Tamarind assists in environmental skin protection and premature aging of the skin. It's moisturizing ability has been shown to be substantially effective and is plant based.

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Tea Tree OilTea Tree Oil(Melaleuca Alternifolia)
A well known antiseptic essential oil.

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TheophyllineTheophylline(Methylsilanol Carboxymethyl Theophylline Alginate)
Extracted from a brown algae. Promotes Lipolysis to help break down fatty deposits, and helps regenerate the surrounding connective tissue leading to better micro-circulation.

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ThymeThyme(Thymus Vulgaris)
Herb with both antiseptic and cleansing properties.

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Tiger GrassTiger Grass
A nutrient-rich plant stem cell with phytosterols, it provides a deep firming activity to improve skin tone and elasticity.

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Titanium DioxideTitanium Dioxide
A physical sunscreen which reflects UV rays. Also used as an opacifier.

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Vegetan™Vegetan™
Naturally derived from wheat, works with the amino acids to subtly colour the upper layers of the skin leaving a healthy, sun kissed glow without sun exposure

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VetiverVetiver
Vetiver natural essential oil has a grounding, earthy aroma and is known for its relaxing and calming properties

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Virgin Plum OilVirgin Plum Oil
Protects the skin from the external elements such as cold and wind and provides a beautiful silky texture. High in polyphenols, vitamin E and beta sito-sterols that help prevent damage.

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Vitamin AVitamin A(Retinyl Palmitate)
A skin conditioner which stimulates the production of proteins, helping to increase skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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Vitamin B5Vitamin B5
Conditions the lashes

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Vitamin CVitamin C
A water-soluble vitamin important for healthy skin, teeth, bones, and blood vessels.

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Vitamin ComplexVitamin Complex
Evens and brightens skin tone. Helps improve elasticity and production of fibroblasts for a firmer skin structure. Vitamin B3 is proven to dramatically reduce water loss for optimal moisturisation.

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Vitamin EVitamin E(Tocopherol)
Used as a preservative and as an active for its free radical scavenging abilities making it a good anti-ageing product.

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Wheat Germ OilWheat Germ Oil(Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil)
Contains vitamin E and lecithin which makes it a good free radical scavenger and skin conditioner.

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Wheat ProteinWheat Protein(Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein)
Enhances skin moisturisation and is a skin conditioner. It can also work as a buffering agent against aggressive ingredients.

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White Peony Extract White Peony Extract
Hydrates and helps soothe tired and irritated eyes

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White TeaWhite Tea
Naturally rich in anti-oxidants which help to protect the skin against damage from external aggressions such as UV and pollution Provides a cooling after feel on the skin and eye area

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White Water LilyWhite Water Lily
Tones and refreshes

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WillowWillow(Salix Alba Bark Extract)
A good antiseptic and skin clearing ingredient.

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Witch HazelWitch Hazel(Hamamelis Virginiana Distillate)
Witch Hazel has a long established use in skincare for its astringent, anti inflammatory, soothing and calming properties.

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Ylang YlangYlang Ylang(Cananga Odorata)
An essential oil often used to calm and de-stress. It is also credited for its antiseptic, softening, smoothing, rejuvenating and soothing properties.

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