All cosmetic ingredients, such as vegetable oils, essential oils, CO2 extracts, floral waters, plant powders, macerate oils, etc., are rich in natural constituents, which allow us to benefit from the active properties of the plants.
ANTIQUE APOTHECARY Organic Pure and truly Natural products are made with 100% Pure & Natural, Soil Association Organic Certified Ingredients, without the use of chemicals, carefully selected and supplied from well-known herbal suppliers, to formulate skin care products that positively contribute to your health and to the health of your skin.
Our formulations are developed to be in perfect harmony with the skin, using only ingredients that actively contribute to skin’s health and beauty, without the addition of any unnecessary ingredients.
All formulations are designed to achieve a specific goal, whether this goal is to achieve deep hydration, total anti-ageing or re-balancing of the skin or any other goals, enhancing skin’s function.
Organic Natural Skin Care Manufacturer ANTIQUE APOTHECARY proudly declares that it has never used and never will use allergenic fragrance substances, such as CITRAL, CITRONELLOL, EUGENOL, GERANIOL, (D)-LIMONENE, LINALOOL, etc. (substances frequently reported as well-recognised contact allergens in consumers), because Organic Natural Skin Care Products by ANTIQUE APOTHECARY are truly 100% Pure and Natural!
Our products have not been tested on animals and never will be.
We aim at sourcing ingredients only from reputable and well established suppliers. Some of our suppliers trade in natural products since 1930, with impeccable reputation and credibility and share our love and dedication in satisfying the customers.
We stock a wide selection of excellent quality ingredients, which we use to formulate our products:
- dry organic medicinal herbs, pure organic carrier oils,
- solar-infused therapeutic herbal oil blends (made by ourselves with organic ingredients and maturated slowly by the sun),
- 100% therapeutic essential oils,
- pure organic floral waters,
- organic vegetable butters,
- organic gums,
- organic waxes,
- herbal powders
- vitamins, especially vitamin A (which act directly on the collagen metabolism and stimulate the production of collagen and elastic fibres), C (with anti-oxidative protection), B3 (which regulates cell metabolism and regeneration) and E (which has anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effects) are the most important antioxidants, because of their ability to penetrate the skin.
- herbal tinctures (made by ourselves with organic ingredients).
- Active ingredients: Active ingredient in a cosmetic or pharmaceutical product considered to have a pharmacological effect. Active ingredients include substances such as sunscreen ingredients, skin-lightening agents, anti-acne or anti-ageing ingredients.
Our ingredients analytically
Dried Organic Medicinal Herbs
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa): Anti-cholesterol, anti-haemorrhagic, anti-anaemia, anti-coagulant, anti-diabetic.
Anissed herb (Pimpinella anisum): Carminative, expectorant, antispasmodic, anti-parasitic, oestrogenic.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Adaptogen, anti-anxiety, anti-cholesterol, tranquilliser.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum): Antispasmodic, carminative, galactagogue, mild sedative, stomachic, antibacterial, vermifuge.
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa): Relaxing nervine,, sedative, spasmolytic, vaso-dilater, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory.
Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus): Anti-hypothyroid, anti-obesic, anti-rheumatic, blood tonic, adaptogen.
Blue flag root (Iris vescicolor): anti-inflammatory, astrigent, cholagogue, anti-emetic, anti-obesity, diuretic, laxative, stimulant.
Borage (Borago officinalis): Adrenal gland restorative, galactagogue, anti-depressive, refrigerant, assists assimilation of iron.
Catmint herb (Nepeta cataria): Crises of childhood, hyperactivity, colic, convulsions, early stage of fever, ear infection, sinuses.
Celery seeds (Apium graveolens): Anti-rheumatic, muscular pain, cystitis, bad breath.
Chamomile Roman (Anthemis nobilis): Antispasmodic, mild analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-emetic.
Chamomile German (Matricaria recutita): Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, mild anodyne, carminative.
Chickweed (Stellaria media): Alterative, demulcent, anti-itch, anti-rheumatic, cools, soothes and relieves irritation.
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale): Rapic healer of flesh and bones by its property to accelerate mitosis, astrigent, haemostatic.
Dandelion leaves & root (Taraxacum off.): Powerful diuretic, bitter tonic, pancreatic regulator, bile duct stimulant, detoxicant.
Devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens): Anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, analgesic, liver tonic, detoxicant, lymphatic.
Dill (Anethum graveolens L.): Carminative, stomachic, antispasmodic.
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea): Antibiotic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, tonic, detoxicant, lymphatic.
Frankincense grains (Boswellia thurifera): Expectorant, carminative, diuretic, antiseptic, stimulant.
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba): Nutritive, circulatory stimulant, increases brain blood flow, peripheral stimulant, energy enhancer.
Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus): Anti-stress, adaptogen, vasodilator, hypoglycaemic, tonic, adrenal hormone stimulant.
Goldenseal root (Hydrastis Canadensis): Alterative, choleretic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, de-toxifier.
Gotu kola (Hydrocotyle asiatica): Adaptogen, de-toxifier, blood tonic, relaxant.
Guaiacum Bark (Guaiacum officinalis): Anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, adaptogen, blood cleanser, diaphoretic.
Hawthorn tops (Crataegus oxycanthoides): Heart restorative, coronary vasodilator, antispasmodic, anti-hypertensive, sedative.
Hawthorn berries (Crataegus oxycanthoides): As above
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis): Expectorant, mild analgesic, diuretic, antispasmodic, external antiseptic.
Immortelle (Helichrysum italicum): It helps the body to eliminate toxins.
Ivy herb (Nepeta hederacea): Cathartic, diaphoretic, stimulant, antispasmodic, expectorant, febrifuge, amoebicidal.
Jasmine flowers Jasminum officinale): Nerve relaxant, astrigent, mild analgesic.
Juniper berries (Juniperus communis); Urinary antiseptic, diuretic, digestive, anti-diabetes, parasiticide (externally).
Kelp powder (Ascophyllum nodosum): Source of vitamins & minerals, metabolism regulator, free radicals remover.
Lavender flowers (Lavendula angustifolia): Anti-depressive, antispasmodic, antiseptic, anti-convulsant.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis): Antispasmodic, antidepressant, antihistamine, antiviral, anti-stress, nerve relaxant.
Lime flowers (Tilia officinalis): Antispasmodic, diaphoretic, diuretic, sedative, hypotensive, anti-coagulant, anxielytic.
Liquorice root (Glycyrrihiza glabra): Anti-inflammatory, adrenal restorative, anti-stress, anti-ulcer, antiviral.
Marigold (Calendula officinalis): Immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-spasmodic, anti-histamine, antiseptic.
Milk thistle seeds & herb (Silibum marianum): Cholagogue, antioxidant, liver & gall bladder protector, detoxifier, antiviral.
Mint (Mentha piperita): Digestive, carminative, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, enzyme activator, peripheral vasodilator, antiseptic.
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca): Antispasmodic, diaphoretic, laxative, nerve & heart sedative, hypotensive, cardiotonic.
Myrrh grains (Commiphora molmol): Bacteriostatic, antiseptic, astrigent, anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic.
Nettle (Urtica diotica): Blood tonic, hypoglycaemic, antiseptic, tonic astrigent (external), vasodilator, re-mineraliser, splenic.
Olive leaves (Olea europea L.): Hypoglycaemic, hypotensive, diuretic, astrigent, febrifuge, vasodilator, cholagogue.
Oregano (Origanum vulgare): Antiseptic, stomachic, antioxidant, antibacterial.
Passiflora (Passiflora incarnata): Hypnotic, vasodilator, antispasmodic, mild sedative & analgesic, strengthens heart’s muscle.
Pau D’arco (Tabebuia heptaphylla): Antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, vermifuge.
Prickly ash bark (Zanthoxylum americaanum): Circulation stimulant, alterative, tonic, diaphoretic, anti-malarial.
Rose petals (Rosa damascena): Anti-inflammatory, liver protector, anti-depressant, cardioactive, astrigent, antiviral.
Rosehip (Rosa canina): Anti- gall and kidney stone, diuretic, astrigent, mild laxative.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): Antibacterial, anti-depressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, circulatory tonic.
Rue (Ruta graveolens): Antispasmodic, anti-tussive, ophtalmic, anti-hysteric, anti-epileptic, carminative.
Sage (Salvia officinalis): Astrigent, antiseptic, carminative, circulatory stimulant, bactericidal, antibiotic, diaphoretic, digestive.
Sarsaparilla root (Smilax officinalis): Anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, anti-itch, blood tonic, metabolic stimulant.
Saint John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum): Alterative, astrigent, antiviral, relaxing nervine, anti-depressant, cardio-tonic.
Self-Heal (Prunella vulgaris): Antibacterial, liver-restorative, anti-tumour, antioxidant.
Senna leaves (Cassia senna): Stimulant laxative, anti-tumour.
Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva): Soothing demulcent, nutrient, expectorant, anti-tussive, emollient (topical).
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris): Antibacterial, antiviral, anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, antifungal, tonic, carminative, anti-oxidant.
Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis): Natural relaxant, antibiotic, sedative, hypotensive, spasmolytic.
White willow bark (Salix alba): Antirheumatic, antiseptic, mild painkiller, antipyretic.
Wild cherry bark (Prunus serotina): Astringent, mild sedative, digestant, antitussive, antispasmodic.
Wood Betony (Betonica officinalis): General tonic, bitter, stomachic, mild sedative.
Yellow dock root (Rumex crispus): General alterative tonic, bitter, laxative, lymphatic, cholagogue.
Organic & Natural Waxes
Almond wax (Prunus Amydgalus Dulcis – Italy): With a melting point of 60oC Almond wax is wonderful substitute for beeswax in our Vegan products, without over-heating the ingredien
Beeswax (Cera alba – UK): Derived from honeycomb and it is emollient, it nourishes, moisturises and softens the skin. We use the highest quality certified organic and unrefined beeswax for our products. Beeswax keeps the skin healthy and helps prevent early signs of ageing.
Jasmine sambac flower wax (Jasminum Sambac – India): Native to India, this natural flower wax brings has emollient and moisturising properties.
Mimosa floral wax (Acacia decurrens flower wax – Morocco): Extracted from the flowers of the Acacia decurrens tree, this wax, frendly to sensitive skin, prevents dehydration of the skin.
Polianthes tuberosa flower wax (India): Extracted from tuberose flower has protective and emollient properties.
Rice (Oryza sativa) bran wax (Cina): Extracted from rice bran, this wax protects and donates smoothness to the complexion.
Royal Jasmine flower wax: Extracted from Egyptian Jasmine flowers, this natural flower wax is rich in natural fatty esters of jasmine flowers and has softening and moisturising properties.
Rose Otto (Rosa Damascena) Flower Wax (Bulgaria): Extracted from the Rose of Damascus, this rich wax has protective and moisturising properties, thanks to its wealth of natural fatty esters.
Pure Organic Floral Waters
99,9% Organic Aloe Vera Juice (Aloe barbadensis): Aloe Vera derived from the leaf and is rich in vitamins, minerals, aminoacids, enzymes, proteins and humectants. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and stimulates cell growth in damaged skin. Aloe Vera is a stem less plant growing to 60-100 cm tall. The leaves are thick and fleshy green and when cracked open release the natural Aloe Vera Juice.
100% Geranium Pure Organic Floral Water (Pelargonium graveolens – Provence, France): A balancing act on the skin making it ideal for combination and teenage skin. Uses Geranium floral water has a balancing act on the hormones, this makes it ideal for use on skin which is affected by hormonal conditions. It will help to dry oily patches of the skin and encourage dry patches to improve normal oil secretion of the skin. Geranium is ideal for skin of all ages.
100% Lemon Pure Organic Floral Water (Citrus limonum – Italy): Astringent and purifying, it is the ally of problematic skin.
100% Linden Pure Organic Floral Water (Tilia vulgaris – France): Soothing and calming, this hydrosol is particularly useful for sensitive or irritated skin.
100% Manuka honey Pure Organic Floral Water (Leptospermun scoperlum – UK): Manuka Honey has traditionally been used for its anti aging and healing properties for the body.
100 % Melissa officinalis Pure Organic Floral Water (Melissa officinalis – Provence, France): Melissa floral water is for dull sluggish skin which needs a kick start-in to life.
100 % Orange Blossom floral water (Citrus aurantium – Italy): Orange Blossom floral water helps to protect dry skin by encouraging the skins circulation Orange Blossom flower water is fresh and rich in fragrance with skin rejuvenating properties.
100% Peppermint Pure Organic Floral Water (Mentha piperita – Provence, France): Peppermint water is cooling, antiseptic and useful on burns and sunburn.
100% Pink Rose Organic Floral Water (Rosa Centifolia – Morocco):This medicated water cleanses, refreshes and softens the skin. It is also known to calm irritation and redness.
100% Rose Otto Organic Floral Water (Rosa damascena – Bulgaria): Bulgarian Rose Water is soothing, stimulates the regeneration of the skin, rehydrating, refreshing and naturally fragrant.
100% Rochrose Pure Organic Floral Water (Cistus ladaniferus – Portugal): This hydrosol has smoothing and firming properties.
100% Tea tree Pure Organic Floral Water (Melaleuca alternifolia – France): A very useful floral water to help with problem skins, especially useful on teenage boys skin, where the anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties help to regulate the skins tone and help kill any bacteria in the pores without clogging the skin.
100% Witch Hazel Pure Organic Floral Water (Hamamelis virginiana – France): A strong anti-oxidant and astringent useful for skin healing and treatment to help with problems from acne to sunburn.
100% Yarrow Pure Organic Floral Water (Achillea millefolium – France): This hydrosol has soothing, purifying and healing properties.
100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
General Guidelines for Essential Oils Use:
- Read and follow all label cautions and warnings;
- Essential oils are for external use only (keep essential oils out of eyes, ears, nose, mouth) and must be used dilute with a carrier oil first; do not use if redness or irritation occurs;
- Keep out of reach of children and pets;
- Do not use on babies, children or pets;
- Keep away from flame, heat and ignition sources, because essential oils are flammable;
- If you have sensitive skin, epilepsy, heart or kidney problems, or any serious medical condition, do not use essential oils unless advised by a medical professional that it is safe.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum – Egypt) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Anxiety, depression, nervous tension, clears the mind, migraine, rheumatism, muscular aches & pains, catarrh, sinusitis, whooping cough, flu, emphysema, acne, wasp stings, mosquito bites, nausea, dyspepsia.
Bay (Laurus nobilis – Bulgaria) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Muscular aches & pains, neuralgia, poor circulation, sprains & strains.
Benzoin (Styrax benzion – Indonesia) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Smoothing, moisturising, calming and comforting; great for dry skin. Benzoin is extracted from a large tropical tree up to 20m high; when the tree is cut it exudes the balsamic resin, which hardens upon exposure to the air. Excellent for respiratory problems, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, to sooth the nervous systems, cracked and chapped skin, arthritis, gout, rheumatism.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia – Italy) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Anxiety, depression and stress, mouth infections, sore throat, tonsillitis, acne, cold sores, spots, boils, eczema, psoriasis, oily skin, loss of appetite.
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum – Madagascar) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Well known for muscle treatments, poor circulation, arthritis and rheumatism, sprains, stiffness. It is used as a rubefacient (a substance that causes the skin to become red, especially a cream or ointment used as a counter-irritant, which is a skin cream that produces an irritation to reduce underlying tissue inflammation). Derived from peppercorns, stimulates circulation and it is useful for massage.
Caraway (Carun carvi – Hungary) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: It is an effective tissue regenerator and may be used for fighting oily skin,itchy skin, boils, cleaning infected wounds and dispersing bruises, to clear acne and scalp problems.
Carrot Seed (Daucus carrota – Himalaya) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: is used in many skin care formulas for dry, mature, or wrinkled skin. Some believe that it will remove wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin by removing toxins. Mature skin, wrinkles, psoriasis, rashes, skin irritation.
Celery (Apium graveolens – Himalaya) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: is known for its stimulant qualities of the body.
Chamomile (chamaemelum nobile – France) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Excellent for skin care – allergies, eczema, insect bites, wounds. Muscular pain, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains and burns. Headaches, insomnia, migraine, stress – well known for calming effect on nervous system.
Christe marine (Chritmum maritimum – Corsica) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: This oil, known for its draining and slimming action and has anti-ageing, firming and regenerating properties.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: warts, wasp stings, circulation, rheumatism, colic, digestion, spasms, coughs, colds, flu.
Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus – Indonesia) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil:flu, hair oil, headaches, insect repellent, migraine, minor infections, neuralgia and oily skin.
Clove (Syzyzium aromaticum – India) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: is used for acne, arthritis, asthma, athlete’s foot, bronchitis, bruises, burns, chest infections, colds, colic, cuts, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, flu, insect repellent (mosquito), toothache, ulcers.
Combawa (Citrus hystrix – Madagascar) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Known as anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic, this oil is used for arthritis or rheumatism. It is also a known as nerve sedative and to fight against stress and insomnia.
Copahu balm (Copaifera officinalis – Amazonia): anti-pain, anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
Cypress (Cypressus sempervirens – Spain) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Haemorrhoids, oily skin, excessive perspiration, insect repellent, pyorrhoea (bleeding gums), varicose veins, wounds, muscles and joints, cellulite, muscular cramp, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, spasmodic coughing. Menopause, irregular periods, nervous tension and stress related conditions.
Coriander (Coriandum sativum – Ucraina) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Arthritis,rheumatism, spasm, stiffness, cellulite, gout, oily skin, piles, poor circulation.
Elemi (Canarium commune – Philippines) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Aged skin, infected cats and wounds, inflammations, wrinkles.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus – Corsica) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Burns, blisters, cuts, herpes, insect bites, insect repellent, lice, skin infections, wounds. Muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains. Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, throat infections. Powerful antiseptic and healing agent. Can relieve fever and skin irritations. Head-clearing, uplifting, refreshing.
Fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare – Hungary) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Bruises, dull, oily, mature complexions, pyorrhoea, cellulite, obesity, oedema, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis.
Frankincense (Boswelia carterii – Somalia) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Blemishes, dry and mature complexions, scars, wounds, wrinkles. Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis.
Galbanum (Ferula galbaniflua – Iran) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Tonic, this oil eases muscle pain.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens – Egypt) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, congested skin, dermatitis, eczema, haemorrhoids, burns, bruises, cellulite, oedema.
Grapefruit Peel (Citrus grandis – USA) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Grapefruit Peel essential oil is used for Acne, cellulite, chills, colds, congested and oily skin, depression, flu, gall bladder, hangovers, headaches, herpes, hot flashes, menopause, menstrual problems, muscle fatigue, nervous exhaustion, obesity, PMS, promotes hair growth, stiffness, tones the skin and tissues, and water retention.
Helichrysum Absolute (Helichrysum angustifolium italicum – Corsica) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: is used for acne, allergic conditions, asthma, bronchitis, bruising, burns, colds, cough, dermatitis, eczema, fever, liver congestion, muscular aches and pains, nervous exhaustion, rheumatism, spleen congestion, sprains, sunburn, wounds.
Ho wood (Cinnamomum camphora – China) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: has purifying and anti-ageing properties.
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis – Spain) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Hyssop essential oil is used for anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, bruises, catarrh, colds, colic, cough, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, stress related conditions and wounds.
Juniper (Juniperus communis – India) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Skin tonic, acne, dermatitis, eczema, haemorrhoids, wounds. Accumulation of toxins, cellulitis, gout, obesity, rheumatism. Colds, flu, infections. Anxiety, nervous tension and stress related conditions.
Katafray (Cedrelopsis grevei – Madagascar) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Fortifying and tonic, this oil is also known as anti-inflammatory and anti-pain, it is recommended to relieve rheumatism, headaches, sore throats.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia – France) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It is used to treat various skin disorders, such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, dermatitis, allergic conditions, athlete’s foot, boils, sores, spots and other inflammations. It heals wounds, cuts, burns, insect bites and stings and sunburns rapidly, as it aids in the formation of scar tissues. Lavender oil is added to chamomile to treat eczema.
Lavandin super (Lavandula Super burnatii – France, Provence) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Anti-inflammatory, soothing and muscle relaxant, this oil is used in case of cramps or spasms. It is a powerful ally for athletes before and after exercise.
Lemon (Citrus limonum – Italy) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, anaemia, brittle nails, boils, chilblains, corns, cuts, greasy skin, herpes, insect bites, mouth ulcers, spots, varicose veins, warts. Arthritis, cellulitis, high blood pressure, nosebleeds, obesity, rheumatism, poor circulation. Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, throat infections. Colds, flu, fever and infections.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis – Burgaria) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, nervous tension, shock, vertigo. Allergies, wasp and bee stings,herpes; believed to enhance the body’s nature ability to fight infection.
Litsea (Litsea citrata – Cina) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, dermatitis, excessive perspiration, greasy skin, insect repellent, spots.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus – India) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, athlete’s foot, muscular pain.
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata blanco – Italy) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, congested and oily skin, scars, spots, stretch marks, toner. Fluid retention, obesity, breaks down fat, balances metabolic rate. Digestive problems, dyspepsia, hiccoughs, intestinal problems. Insomnia, anxiety, nervous tension, restlessness.
Marjoram (Origanum majorana thujanol – Egypt) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, this oil also has protective effects on the body. It is also used to stimulate and warm the muscles.
Mastic (Pistacia lentiscus – Chios, Greece) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, balsamic, expectorant and diuretic. A warming oil, it is used to treat arthritis and bronchitis. It is a wonderful pain reliever.
Myrrh (Commiphora mol mol – Somalia) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Athletes foot, bedsores, chapped and cracked skin, eczema, gangrene, herpes, ringworm, ulcers, wounds, wrinkles. Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, gum infections, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, sore throat, voice loss. Diarrhoea, dyspepsia, flatulence, haemorrhoids, loss of appetite. Thrush, pruritis. Colds. Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antifungal. Used to treat wounds and for digestive problems.
Neroli (Citrus aurantium – Morocco) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Named after a 16th century princess in Italy’s Nerola, who wore it as perfume. It helps mature and sensitive skin, wrinkles, stress related conditions.
Niaouli (Melaleuca viridiflora quinquenervia – Madagascar) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, boils, burns, cuts, insect bites, oily skin, spots, ulcers, wounds. Muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism. Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, sore throat, whooping cough. Cystitis, urinary infections, fibroids. Colds, flu, fever.
Nutmeg (Myristica frangrans – India) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Gout, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, indigestion, nausea, sluggish digestion. Frigidity, impotence, neuralgia, nervous fatigue.
Palmarossa (Cymbopogon martinii – India) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, dermatitis, minor skin infections, scars, sores, wrinkles. Bronchitis, rhinitis, sinusitis. Anorexia,enteritis, cystitis. Good for skin tone. Excellent for soothing nervous tension. Aphrodisiac qualities – deeply relaxing and enticing.
Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin – Indonesia) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Tissue regenerator. Acne, athlete’s foot, chapped and cracked skin, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema (weeping), fungal infections, hair care, impetigo, insect repellent, sores, oily hair and skin, open pores, wounds, wrinkles.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita – France) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, dermatitis, ringworm, scabies, toothache. Neuralgia, muscular pain, palpitations.
Pine (Pinus sylvestris – Hungary) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Cuts, lice, excessive perspiration, scabies, sores. Arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism. Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, sore throat. Cystitis, urinary infections. Colds, flu.Fatigue, nervous exhaustion and stress related conditions, neuralgia. Good antiseptic, eg. minor burns and cracked skin. Calming action. Aphrodisiac.
Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica – Madagascar) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Muscular aches & pains. Bronchitis, colds, fever, flu, glandular fever, whooping cough. Chicken pox, measles, herpes.
Rock rose (Cistus ladaniferus – Portugal) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Known as powerful antihaemorrhagic, it has healing, anti-wrinkle, firming and astringent properties. It is also known to regulate the body’s natural defenses.
Rose Geranium (Pelargonium roseum – Egypt) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Stress and neuralgia. Sore throat, tonsillitis. Acne, burns, bruises, cuts, eczema, dermatitis, haemorrhoids, lice, ringworm, ulcers PMT, menopausal problems, cellulitis, breast engorgement, oedema and poor circulation.
Rose Otto (Rosa damascena – Bulgarian) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Broken capillaries, conjunctivitis (rose water), dry skin, eczema, herpes, mature and sensitive complexions, wrinkles. Palpitations, poor circulation. Asthma, coughs, hay fever, liver congestion, nausea. Irregular menstruation, uterine disorders. Depression, impotence, insomnia, frigidity,pmt, headache, nervous tension and stress related conditions.
Rosemary (Rosmarinum officinalis – Spain) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Rosemary essential oil is used for acne, arouses memory, asthma, bronchitis, colds, colitis, dandruff, dermatitis, dysmenorrhoea, dyspepsia, eczema, poor circulation, flatulence, flu, gout, greasy hair, hangovers, headache, hypo-tension, jaundice, leucorrhoea, mental fatigue, muscle pain and spasms, neuralgia, palpitations, rheumatism, scabies, varicose veins and whooping cough.
Rosewood (Aniba Rosaeodora – Brasil) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Rosewood is a small evergreen tree, now endangered, useful in acne, dermatitis, wrinkles, scars, general skin care.
Sandalwood (Santalum album – Indonesia) 100% Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Essential Oil: Relaxing, soothing and harmonising. It is recommended in acne, dry, cracked & chapped skin, shaving rash.
Tagetes (Tagetes minuta – Madagascar) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Coughs, catarrh, chest infections, Athlete’s foot, bunions, calluses, corns, ear infections, fungal infections.
Tangerine (Citrus reticolata – Spain) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, congested and oily skin, scars, skin disorders, stretch marks.
Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternfolia – Australia) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Strong antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, fungicide properties. Used for athlete’s foot, boils, herpes, ulcers, psoriasis, warts, bites, burns, cold sores, spots, sweaty feet, wounds, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, whooping-cough, candida, thrush.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis – Himalaya) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Insomnia, migraine, nervous indigestion, restlessness.
Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides – Haiti) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, cuts, oily skin, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, stress, tension, depression, insomnia. It is a deeply relaxing oil.
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens – Nepal) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant, anticoagulant, vasodilator and stimulant (bones).
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium – Bulgaria) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, burns, cuts, eczema, rashes, scars, tones the skin, varicose veins, wounds, cramp, haemorrhoids.
Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata – Madagascar) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil:The tropical Ylang Ylang tree has beautiful yellow flowers and the perfume is so strong that it is known as the flower of flowers. Anti-de
pressant. Euphoric qualities. Has a balancing effect on blood pressure and distressed breathing patterns.
The “Absolute” Pure & Natural plant Extracts
Honeysuckle (Lonicera Caprifolium – France) Pure & Natural: Uplifting & refreshing, this elegant floral cosmetic fragrance gives a feminine and luxurious touch to all types of face and body treatments.
Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum – India) Pure & Natural: Antidepressant, analgesic and reputed aphrodisiac. Often used to treat problems with the nervous system such as anxiety and stress. Jasmine oil is also regarded as a good skin tonic, as it soothes and calms dry, greasy, irritated, sensitive skin. Used as a tonic for the female body and particularly the reproductive system.
Violet (Viola odorata – Egypt) Pure & Natural: The scent may comfort and strengthen the heart, erases the stress of the skin and relaxes body and mind. Very useful in acne, eczema, wounds, mouth and throat infections. Detoxifying and tonic, it restores firmness and shine to damaged tired and dull skin.
Pure Organic Vegetable Oils
We use certified organic, cold pressed plant carrier oils as a base of our products. They soften, smooth and help repair damaged skin.
Olive Oil (Olea europaea – Greece): Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil is an excellent moisturiser for the skin. Olive oil is a good oil for post sun exposure and it is anti-inflammatory and very good for dry skin. It is also humectant. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, proteins and minerals. Moisturising, Softening, Stimulates, Heals, Tone and Firms the skin.
Abyssinian oil (Crambe abyssinia seed oil – South Africa): Softens, moisturises and protects skin, without clogging pores.
Almond (sweet) oil (Prunus amygdalus dulcis – Italy): Derived from almonds; excellent emollient; smooths, softens and protects skin and hair; helps the skin to balance water loss and absorption of moisture. Sweet Almond is especially suited to dry, sensitive and irritated skin. It is softening, revitalising and nourishing to the skin. It is also anti-inflammatory, anti-itching and barrier repair support. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Vitamin E (anti-oxidant), Rich in protein, linoleic acid, minerals.
Antiroba Oil (Carapa guaianensis seed oil – Brazil): Highly emollient, effective at moisturising dry cracked skin, anti-inflammatory.
Apricot Oil (Prunus armeniaca kernel oil – Morocco): It has softening, moisturising, anti-inflammarory, anti-itching and barrier repair support properties.
Argan Oil (Argania spinosa – Morocco): Argans’ anti-ageing properties, due to high levels of Vitamin E and saponins (which soften the skin) are well documented. It helps to reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin’s water lipid layer and it also cools and soothes inflammation. Its ant-oxidant properties contribute to the neutralization of free radicals, particularly useful in the polluted Western hemisphere. It helps cool skin that has been exposed to wind and the sun and also protects it in cold weather.
Arnica montana macerated in Helianthus annuus oil (France): A macerate oil that soothes bruises and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Avocado oil (Persea gratissima – Kenya): Obtained from the avocado pulp is an excellent anti-ageing and nourishing oil with exceptional penetrating properties.
Baobab oil (Andansonia digitata seed oil – Senegal): It is an excellent moisturizer for the skin; It protects the skin from excessive high and low temperatures; It promotes rejuvenation of skin cells; It promotes wound healing; It prevents the skin from free radical damage; It has anti-Inflammatory properties, because of the presence of omega fatty acids in it.
Borage Oil (Borago officinalis – France): The beautiful star-shaped purple flower has given rise to the other name by which this product is known: ‘Starflower oil’. The oil is rich in Essential Fatty Acids and in particular it is well-known as being the richest commercial plant source of GLA (which helps with skin barrier repair, faster than linoleic acid), an Omega 6 Fatty Acid which is a key ‘building brick’ in production of the body’s regulatory hormones; it has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of dry/damaged skin tissue, as it increases skin hydration and flexibility. It contains Vitamin A Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B6 Vitamin D Vitamin E, High in GLA & Omega-6 fatty acids. Borage oil reduces redness at 20%, reduces itching and inflammation and may reduce skin ageing, by increasing the regeneration of skin cells and thickening of the skin.
Buriti oil (Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil – Brazil): The burititi fruit oil contains high levels of beta-carotene, making it an essential source for nutrients, for the body and skin. It deeply moisturises, repairs, and nourishes the skin and has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and photo-protective properties.
Calendula Oil (Calendula officinalis flowers macerated in Helianthus annuus oil – EU): Calendula oil is renowned for its calming and soothing properties on the skin and helps to fight excess oil. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6 Vitamin E (small amount), Salicylic Acid. It is effective at reducing inflammation, it offers anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties and can help speed-wound healing. It is also astringent, so it is a light and dry feeling oil.
Camellia oil (White tea) (Camellia sinensis – Cina): 20 times more powerful than Vitamin E, Camellia seed oil has excellent skin and hair conditioning properties and presents skin restructuring and moisturising virtues. Camellia seed oil contains vitamins A, B and E as well as phosphorus, calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium. It is a super anti-oxidant that prevents DNA damage. It increases the SPF of a sunscreen product and protect against UV damage. It is an astringent, so it is a light and dry feeling oil. It has anti-biotic properties and may help with UV related skin damage. Camellia oil is a very high oleic oil, so it can replace the olive oil for a lighter/drier feeling.
Carrot Oil (Daucus carota seeds macerated in Heliantus annuus oil – France): It is full with anti-oxidants and photo-protective properties and also fights free radicals.
Castor oil (Ricinus communis seed oil – India): anti-wrinkle, rejuvenating, antiviral, antibacterial, antifunge, antiseptic.
Cherry kernel oil (Prunus avium kernel oil – France): Anti-oxidant, natural emollient.
Chia oil (Salvia hispanica seed oil -Spain): The richest source of Omega 3 fatty acids found in nature. It contains the perfect 3 to 1 balance of Omega-3 to Omega-6 essential fatty acids for optimum skin nourishment and is loaded with unusually high levels of phyto-nutrients and anti-oxidants. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps to minimize fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores, while encouraging healthy cellular function and increasing radiance.
Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera – India): Coconut helps the skin naturally controls its oil secretions, without blocking pores. Coconut oil contains anti-oxidants, such as pro-vitamin A, meaning they can be converted into Vitamin A, if the body needs it; it also contains Vitamins B and E as well as phosphorus, calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium. It has great anti-oxidising, softening, moisturising, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-itching properties. It helps with weather and light damaged skin and it can penetrate hair strands.
Cotton oil (Gossypium herbaceum – India): Rich in linoleic acid, this oil has softening and emollient qualities. Its essential fatty acids making it an excellent re-constructive agent for skin.
Cucumber oil (Cucumis sativis – Chile): Native to South America, this oil is characterized by its fresh, green smell and composition rich in phytosterols, tocopherols and omega 6. It improves skin elasticity and restores the skin hydrolipidic film.
Evening primrose oil (Oenothera biennis – China): Moisturising and Rejuvenating. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E (small amount), salicylic Acid. It is a light dry oil that helps with skin barrier repair, faster that linoleic acid. It reduces skin redness and increases skin hydration and flexibility and it has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-itching properties (20% more effective for atopic dermatitis).
Gardenia of the Incas (Gardenia Flowers from the region of Cochabamba valleys, Bolivia, macerated in Brazil Nuts oil): Rich in omega-6, with anti-ageing properties.
Grapeseed oil (Vitis vinifera – Greece/Spain): Due to Grapeseed Oils high linoleic acid value (greater than most other carrier oils), the oil is highly moisturising and is light for use in skin care. It has anti-oxidants, anti-itching and anti-inflammatory properties.
Hemp oil (Cannabis sativa seed oil – France): This oil increases skin barrier repair, it is anti-itching, offers moisturising benefits and photo-protective qualities and also soothes UVB damaged skin.
Hazelnut oil (Corylus avellana seed oil – Turkey): It is an oil with high levels of Vitamin E and it is a good moisturiser with softening, anti-inflammatory, anti-itching, antioxidant and anti-dry skin properties.
Inca inchi (Plukenetia volubilis – Peru): The Inca Inchi is one of the richest oils in omega-3, in omega-6 and -9. Fabulous to protect, soften and restructure the skin.
Jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis – Argentina): Nourishes, softens, moisturises and soothes very dry skin; it contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Myristic Acid, Plant Wax (mimics skins collagen). It has astrigent and anti-oxidant properties. Jojoba oil is able to penetrate skin through the hair follicles without blocking them, by forming a non-occlusive layer on our skin and hair strands.
Karanja (Pongamia glabra – India): has photo-protective properties and is an excellent Natural Sunscreen.
Lemon oil (Citrus medica limonum seed oil – Italy): Highly moisturiser.
Macadamia oil (Macadamia ternifolia seed oil – Kenya): It has anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties and helps in scratches, burns and wounds and offers help to chapped or weather damaged skin, by increasing cells regeneration.
Monoi oil (Gardenia & Tiare flowers from Polynesia, macerated in Coconut Oil from India – France): This oil protects the skin and has a firming and smoothing effect on skin tissue. Monoi easily penetrates the skin and leaves it soft.
Neem oil (Melia azadiracta – India): is used for regeneration of dry and sensitive skin and also for dry hair. It is a good choice for treating wounds. It has traditionally been used as an insect repellent. It is useful in antifungal as well as healing nail oil blends. It helps to stop the nails from splitting. Very effective in antiseptic foot care products.
Pomegranate oil (Punica granatum seed oil – Turkey): is extremely nutritious with powerful anti-inflammatory, calming and soothing properties.
Prickly pear oil (Opuntia Ficus-Indica seed oil – Tunisia): It protects against free radicals ( highest level of vitamin E), it nourishes, moisturises and softens the skin, it tightens pores for a smoother and refined skin texture, it prevents premature ageing and wrinkles formation, it brightens dark spots and under-eye shadows, erases hyperpigmentation spots.
Rapeseed oil (Brassica Campestris – India): has emollient and potential antioxidant properties for skin and is a rich source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid.
Rosehip oil (Rosa rubignosa Chile): Rosehip seed oil contains Vitamin A that helps to delay the effects of skin ageing, assists with cell regeneration and promotes collagen and elastine levels to increase. Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E. Vitamin E promotes healthy skin and provides anti-oxidant effects. It is an astringent and non-greasy oil, with anti-oxidant and photo-protective qualities. It can help with UV damaged skin, fine lines, wrinkles and skin barrier repair.
St John’s Wort oil (Hypericum perforatum flowers macerated in Olive oil – France): St John’s Wort is suitable for all skin types and has a natural ability to reduce skin tension aiding a smooth and young-looking complexion. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, linoleic acid, minerals.
Sea buckthorn oil (Hippophae rhamnoides oil – China): It promotes skin hydration, elasticity and skin regeneration; It helps treat and prevent acne and may also be beneficial for rosacea (chronic inflammatory condition that causes small red bumps on the face).
Sesame oil (Sesamum indicum – Mali): Sesame oil, suitable for all skin types, contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D and is rich in protein, linoleic acid and minerals. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties and may help acne as it helps modulate sebum production. It is high in Vitamin E.
Safflower oil (Carthamus tinctorius – India): oil with anti-ageing properties, softens and protects the skin from dehydration.
Sunflower oil (Helianthus annuus seed oil – Italy): It improves skin’s health, by promoting cells’ regeneration and protects skin against damage caused by sun and ageing.
Tamanu oil (Callophyllum inophyllum – India): A soft, smooth oil, which gives a shine and glow to the skin. 100kg of tamanu fruit, from which the kernels are removed, produce 5kg of cold pressed tamanu oil.
Walnut oil (Juglans regia – Morocco): Walnut Carrier Oil is rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids. Ideal for body massage and to regenerate mature, dry, damaged skin.
Wheatgerm oil (Triticum vulgare – EU): It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, proteins and minerals, with excellent emollient properties. It supports weather and UVB damaged skin, as it helps in cell regeneration. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-itching and anti-oxidant properties.
White lilly (Lilium candidum macerated in Helianthus annuus oil – France): Lilly flower has lightening and protective properties, excellent for sensitive skin, prevents the appearance of brown spots.
Vitamin A (Retinyl palmitate): Works by normalising skin functions so it corrects all skin conditions.
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide): Increases production of ceramides and fatty acids, two key components of skin’s outer protective barrier and also inhibits the transfer of pigment to skin cells, minimising dark spots.
Vitamin B5 (Pantotenic acid): Vitamin B5 acts as a skin moisturiser, helping to keep skin soft, smooth and healthy. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory by stimulating skin’s healing processes. It is deeply hydrating and it even helps to keep skin moist by absorbing moisture from the air.
Vitamin C – 100% Ascorbic Acid Pharmaceutical Grade: Vitamin C, 100% L-Ascorbic Acid, a potent, naturally occurring antioxidant is an important constituent of skin. It plays a pivotal role in the prevention of dry skin and wrinkles, collagen synthesis and skin regeneration. Ascorbate is found in all layers of the skin, but is more concentrated in the epidermis than the dermis. However, it is readily depleted by about two-thirds in cutaneous tissue stores with exposure to UV light. Topical application of Vitamin C has been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Caused by mechanisms supporting collagen production, this leads to improving the appearance of the skin. It has further been proven to reduce the severity of sunburns and age spots.
Vitamin E – D-Tocopheryl Acetate: Vitamin E is an important vitamin required for the proper function of many organs in the body. It is also an antioxidant; this means it helps to slow down processes that damage cells and keeps the skin from ageing.
Organic Vegetable Butters
Kukui Nut Butter (Aleurites moluccans): Kukui nut is an amazing moisturiser which has the effect of leaving the skin super silky smooth and gives immediate relief to really dry skin as it is quickly absorbed into the skin… even really rough skin suddenly feels hydrated and renewed. Kukui nut contains lots of Vitamin A, C and E so is naturally anti-oxidant rich. Kukui nut is especially suitable for sensitive skin as the natural ingredient helps the skin revive without chemicals.
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii): Derived from the karite fruit on the African mangifolia tree. It heals, soothes, protects and adds shine to hair. It contains Vitamins A, E and F. These are particularly helpful for damaged skin either by sun or general pollution. Shea Butter is an excellent emollient, emulsifier, protects against drying, accelerates superficial wounds’ and irritations’ healing.
Cocoa Butter (theobroma oil): is a pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean. It is used to make chocolate, as well as some ointments, toiletries and pharmaceuticals. Cocoa butter has a cocoa flavour and aroma.
Cocoa butter is one of the most stable fats known, a quality that coupled with natural antioxidants, velvety texture, pleasant fragrance and emollient and moisturising properties have made it a popular ingredient in skin care products.
All Natural Liquid Plant Extracts and CO2 Extracts
Active ingredients are natural raw materials, which will enhance and add value to skin care products and produce specific effects, such as: moisturising, soothing, antioxidant, anti-wrinkle, effective skin rejuvenation, sebum balancing, etc.
The high-tech CO2 extraction process is non-polluting, ecological that ensures high purity, great efficacy, intense fragrance, without loss or degradation of components.
The concentrate liquid plant extracts have all the benefits and virtues of precious plants, such as Red Vine, Mallow, Orchid.
Acmella oleracea extract: Extract from an Indian Ocean plant, the Acmella oleracea has long been used as food and medicine, has anti-wrinkle properties on expression lines, because it acts on cutaneous micro-contractions.
Bisabolol: is a natural occurring versatile active ingredient for the cosmetic industry. It is the principle constituent of chamomile (Matricaria chamomile), which has been used in traditional medicine in Europe for hundreds of years. We use only natural Alpha-Bisabolol. The action of Bisabolol in the skin is very well documented. Natural Alpha-Bisabolol is used in cosmetic products because of its compatibility with the skin and soothing properties. This makes it the preferred active ingredient for protection of the skin against all kinds of daily stress. Bisabolol is:
Beech buds extract (France): this extract from “the tree of eternal youth” is a true elixir of youth that revitalizes the skin and improves its shine and hydration.
Blood of Dragon concentrate extract (Croton Lechleri – Peru): this active regenerating and powerful antioxidant fight against the signs of ageing, protects the skin from aggression, repairs and heals the lesions and reduces the appearance of stretch marks.
Boerhavia diffusa root extract (India): Extract from an Ayurvedic herb called Punarnava, it has a powerful action against all kinds of pigment spots thanks to its regulatory action on the synthesis of melanin. It brightens the complexion, corrects and prevents spots.
Co-Q10: Co-enzyme Q10 is the most important skin antioxidant. The sebum is particularly rich in this antioxidant to protect the outer skin surface from oxidative attack. However, it was also shown that the level of mainly Co-enzyme Q10 declines with age. Topical application of co-enzyme Q10 will help to balance the endogenous antioxidant level.
Coral Weed extract (Jania rubens extract – France): This concentrated extract of seaweed of the family Corallinacea has a proven action on cellulite, it re-activates lipolysis in adipocytes, inhibits storage fat, promotes the restructuring and strengthening of the dermis and visibly reduces the “orange peel” appearance.
Cucumber Extract (Cucumis sativa – France): Fresh, whole organic cucumbers are extracted. This unique extraction process is qualified by the Soil Association and it results in a sparkling, clear extract, which is not as sticky as purely glycerine extracts. It is sterilised by filtration so no preservative is necessary to keep the extract. The extract has a nice, subtle cucumber smell.
Edelweiss extract (Switzerland): Edelweiss flower is not only the symbol of the Alps. This flower is known for its beauty, its rarity and its incredible antioxidant properties allowing it to live in extreme conditions, while maintaining its beauty over time. Powerful , 100% natural, anti-ageing, active ingredient is wonderful for mature skin and also for young skin in order to remain so.
Cherry blossoms (Prunus Cerasus – France): rich in antioxidants has anti-ageing properties.
Gotu kola organic extract (Centella asiatica): Gotu kola contains certain chemicals that seem to decrease inflammation and also decrease blood pressure in veins. Gotu kola also seems to increase collagen production, which is important for wound healing.
Hyaluronic acid has intense moisturising and plumping properties.
Little holly (Ruscus aculeatus- France): is known to promote blood circulation, reduce redness of the face, decongest puffiness, reduce dark circles and relieve heavy legs.
Mallow extract (Malva sylvestris – France): Softening and soothing, Mallow is ideal in care for sensitive, irritated, dry skin. Rich in flavonoids, it has moisturising properties and helps to prevent ageing.
Oarweed extract (Laminaria digitata – France): stimulates the production of fibroblasts and promotes collagen synthesis of mature skin. It tightens skin and reduces wrinkles.
Pomegranate CO2 Extract (Punica granatum – Turkey): particularly concentrated in punicic acid, this extract has powerful anti-inflammatory, calming and soothing properties.
Red vine extract (Vitis vinifera rubra – France): Rich in flavonoids and anthocyanins, the red vine is known for its circulatory benefits and antioxidant properties. For thousands of years, grapes have been cultivated as both a food and a traditional remedy. Grapeseed extract contains antioxidants that protect cells from damage and may help prevent many diseases. It is considered to be one of the most effective natural skin care ingredients available. It provides a broad spectrum of benefits to human skin and to the internal systems as well. Grapeseed extract has been carefully studied by biochemists and physicians to confirm these assertions and, in fact, the more it is the studied, the more benefits are discovered. Grapeseed extract is now accepted as a compound which protects, heals and beautifies skin.
Rosemary CO2 Extract (Rosmarinus officinalis – Spain): Rich in phenolic diterpenes, this extract has powerful antioxidant properties that protects the skin.
Royal Orchid Extract (Orchis mascula extract – France): The Royal Orchid is the flower of the dynamic woman and its richness in antioxidants and nutrients makes it ideal for hydrating and regenerating mature skin.
Salicilic acid (Black willow bark): This extract of is a powerful ally of oily and acne prone skin. It stimulates skin renewal, smooth imperfections and fight against blackheads.
Sea Buckthorn CO2 Extract (Hippophae rhamnoides – China): Rich in vitamin E, carotenoids, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid and palmitoleic, this oil acts as sunblock, powerful antioxidant and has softening and healing properties.
Siberian larch extract – Russia: This Siberian larch extract evens skin tone and reduces skin blemishes. It is also a powerful antioxidant and an excellent anti-ageing active ingredient with proven efficacy. Ideal for a luminous complexion, without spots.
White water lily (Nymphaea alba – France): These majestic flowers are rich in nutrients and antioxidants active ingredients. The water lily is also known for its purifying, beautifying and moisturising the skin.
Wild Acanthus extract (Onopordum acanthium flower / leaf / stem extract): This concentrated extract of wild Acanthus from Auvergne has proven effectiveness on wound healing and restoration of the skin barrier, as it reinforces cell cohesion. It restores suppleness and hydration and improves the condition of dry, mature and damaged skin.
Frankincense grains gum: Frankincense Gum can be used to encourage healthy skin and digestion as well as treat arthritis and wounds.
Mastic gum from Chios, Greece: Has soothing properties and is used in toothpaste and lotions.
Myrrh gum grains: Myrrh has been used for centuries to assist physical healing and encourage feelings of happiness, strength and confidence. Myrrh has also been known to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce pain and swelling in those suffering from arthritis.
Xanthan gum (food grade): Xanthan Gum is a plant-based thickening and stabilizing fermented product. Technically speaking, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide, with a number of powerful properties, such as it works as an emulsifier, encouraging liquids that normally don’t like one another to mix together; it works as thickener, increasing the viscosity of liquids and batters and it can create a creamy texture.
In the world of gluten-free baking, xanthan gum plays the crucial role of imitating gluten, which gives the dough elasticity and viscosity. Those properties help to hold a cookie together while it bakes on a sheet in the oven and they enable cakes and breads to rise and take shape. Xanthan gum helps replicate these properties in recipes that do not contain gluten.
Xanthan gum is used in ice creams as well to prevent the formation of ice crystals and keep the product “smooth”. Xanthan Gum was “discovered” in the 1960′s and in 1968 it was approved for use as a food additive in the US and Europe.
Dead Sea Salt (Coarse grade): Contains the highest mineral content (potassium, calcium and magnesium) making it uniquely gentle for bathing purposes and ideal for therapeutic-grade bath salts.
Epsom Salt: Rich in magnesium, Epsom salt makes a wonderful bath salt, as it is known to reduce swelling and remove toxins from the body. It dissolves easily and is perfect for soothing sore muscles, relaxing soaks and calming foot baths. Epsom salt may relieve stress, soothe your muscles, soften your skin and maybe even reduce the look of wrinkles. Some recent studies have even indicated that Epsom salt baths may be soothing for children with autism.
Himalayan Bath Salt: Carefully mined from deep within the Himalayan Mountains, Himalayan Pink bath salt is world-renowned and considered an absolute treasure. Himalayan bath salt is known as a “Jurassic” salt, formed during Prehistoric times from ancient sea beds that were pushed up into the mountain range and perfectly preserved by volcanic ash.
Coarse Sea Salt: Contains natural minerals and trace elements and is perfect for bath salts.
Ashwagandha ayurvedic plant extract (Withania somnifera – India): Also, known as Indian ginseng, this powder meaning “strength of the horse” restores energy and is used for its tonic, anti-ageing and soothing irritated skin.
Bhringaraj ayurvedic plant extract (Eclipta alba – India): Soothes skin irritations and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Brahmi ayurvedic plant extract (Bacopa monnieri – India): Renowned in Ayurveda for its invigorating and revitalising properties, this powder also reduces pimples and redness.
Butcher’s broom (Little holly): acts on venous system, by activating the contraction of the veins. It promotes better blood circulation and stimulates blood circulation in the capillaries and can reduce facial redness and relieve puffiness or dark circles caused by an underactive blood circulation.
Caffeine: Caffeine has antioxidant properties and has been shown to protect skin cells from cancer, caused by the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Minimising blood vessels can help the skin by reducing redness and giving a naturally firm skin.
Citric acid: is an antioxidant that can help the regeneration of skin tissue and slowing down the ageing process. In the case of stained skin or freckles, the use of a cream rich in citric acid will have a de-pigmentation effect. Citric acid is a normal component of human cells that is metabolised, degraded and eliminated from the body.
Gotu kola plant extract (Centella Asiatica – India): Stimulates the production of collagen, repairs skin, delays skin aging and prevents stretch marks.
Green tea plant extract (Camelia sinensis – Asia): Very rich in antioxidants, polyphenols and caffeine is the best place for anti-aging and slimming. Its astringent and soothing effect is also appreciated for the care of sensitive combination skin.
Manjishta ayurvedic plant extract (Rubia cordifolia – India): Anti-ageing, soothing, purifying properties; helps eliminate blackheads, pimples, wrinkles, spots, discolorations.
Rose Otto ayurvedic plant extract (Rosa Damascena – India): has regenerating and toning properties for the skin and soothes irritated and sensitive skin.
Zinc oxide: Known since ancient times for its healing and antibacterial properties, zinc oxide is a powerful physical sunscreen, which forms a barrier on the skin’s surface that blocks harmful UVA rays.
In our herbal pharmacy we transform fresh and dried plants into herbal medicines, such as Herbal Tinctures, which contain concentrated medicinal plant properties.
The Herbal Tinctures that we use in our products are prepared by us with love and care and are extracted in alcohol, using organic dry herbs.
Preservatives keep water-based skin care products spotless and free from bacteria and fungi. Oil-based skin care products do not require any additional preservatives, as they are not susceptible to microbiological proliferation and the addition of antioxidants, such as vitamin E, are enough to preserve the product naturally.
On the contrary, water contained in creams provides a medium for harmful bacteria to grow over time.
ANTIQUE APOTHECARY always strives to keep its products as pure, safe and natural as possible. For this reason we use a number of chemical-free ways to preserve our products including the use of a number of anti-oxidants ingredients, such as vitamins E, B3 and C, only use the Miron Violettglas jars and bottles for our products. We keep use of preservatives at a minimum and when we need to use, we only use the most appropriate natural preservatives for the particular product, such as:
Natural Salicilic acid (Salix nigra): black willow bark extract concentrated salicylic acid is a powerful antibacterial that enhances the conservation of aqueous products and a powerful ally of oily, acne-prone and dull skin. It stimulates skin renewal, smoothes imperfections and fights blackheads.
Grapefruit seed extract (Citrus grandis): natural broad spectrum antibacterial and antifungal preservative, produced from citrus seed, by fermentation with added organic acids (lactic acid, citric acid and ascorbic).
NOTICE: We aim at sourcing ingredients only from reputable and well established suppliers with impeccable reputation and credibility and share our love and dedication in satisfying the customers.
Our main UK supplier is Organic Herb Trading Company.
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