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Our Active Ingredients

We take great care in selecting the best ingredients for you to incorporate in our products. The following is a list of the most important ingredients we use:


  • Edelweiss Extract

    Edelweiss Extract is a botanical extract that has a positive effect on all oxidative and pro inflammatory parameters within the skin, it re-balances the skins stress level and provides vital support for the skin’s natural protection power and skin barrier function. Properties include antibacterial, anti-blemish, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, DNA protection, free radical scavenger, and anti-ageing.

  • Laminaria Saccharina Extract

    Laminaria Saccharina is a brown algae traditionally used for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Laminaria Saccharina has soothing and decongestant properties on irritated and inflamed skin. It helps to increase skin moisture levels while improving the appearance of the skin and helping to regulate the functions of the sebaceous gland. Its hydrophilic properties have the ability to form a protective film on the skin surface to help protect the skin from external aggressors making it very suitable for sensitive, allergic, irritated, ageing and oily skin types.

  • Hamamelis Water

    Hammamelis Water is a skin soothing botanical with antioxidant properties, it is known for its anti-inflammatory and bacteriostatic activity especially in mucus membranes. Its astringent and hemostatic properties help the skin to repair broken skin and fight bacteria.

  • Rosemary Extract

    Rosemary belongs to the Lamiaceae plant family. The plant is common in the whole Mediterranean region and is highly treasured due to its antibacterial effect. Its wound healing, antiseptic and tonifying effects made rosemary oil a popular medicinal plant centuries ago. It also provides antioxidant, radical scavenging, anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties.

  • Panthenol

    Panthenol is the pro-vitamin of D Panthothenic acid (Vitamin B5), which plays a key role in the human intermediary metabolism. Deficiency of Vitamin B5 can result in many dermatological disorders. Panthenol works as a deep penetrating moisturiser, it encourages epithelisation while providing an anti-inflammatory effect.

  • Laminaria Saccharina Extract

    Laminaria Saccharina is a brown algae traditionally used for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Laminaria Saccharina has soothing and decongestant properties on irritated and inflamed skin. It helps to increase skin moisture levels while improving the appearance of the skin and helping to regulate the functions of the sebaceous gland. Its hydrophilic properties have the ability to form a protective film on the skin surface to help protect the skin from external aggressors making it very suitable for sensitive, allergic, irritated, ageing and oily skin types.

  • Iceland Moss Extract

    Iceland Moss is native to cold and mountainous areas of Europe. Iceland Moss provides tonifying, nourishing, sedative, calming, antibiotic, immunostimulant, cleansing, emollient and anti-psoriasis properties. It is used for its calming and protective skin tissue properties. It is beneficial to dry, stressed, aged skin or blemished skin.

  • Salicylic Acid

    Salicylic acid is a BHA that occurs naturally in plants such as willow bark. It is oil soluble so when applied topically it penetrate into pores which contain sebum and dissolves comedone formations that are blocking or restricting pore respiration. Inside pores, salicylic acid neutralises remnant acne bacteria and constricts pore diameter, forcing drainage through the pore opening to restore natural spatial structure. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties helps reduce comedones and inflamed lesions such as papules, pustules, nodules and cysts, it also works as a keratolytic chemical exfoliant resulting in the desquamation of the epidermis to remove dead surface skin cells, promoting dermal matrix regeneration and an improved texture and tone of treated skin. Salicylic Acid applied topically helps to penetrate pores which contain sebum and dissolves comedone formations that are blocking or restricting pore respiration. Inside pores, salicylic acid neutralises remnant acne bacteria and constricts pore diameter, forcing drainage through the pore opening to restore natural spatial structure. The keratolytic effect of topical salicylic acid results in the desquamation of the epidermis, promoting dermal matrix regeneration. Combination treatment can help optimise the texture and tone of treated skin.

  • Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate)

    Vitamin C Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate has brightening, antioxidant, UV protection properties. It improves percutaneous absorption and stability, promoting collagen synthesis and inhibiting lipid per-oxidation. Moreover, it inhibits collagen- degrading enzymes, thus activating collagen synthesis helping to maintain skin elasticity and firmness through encouraging collagen fibres within the skin matrix which act as the skin’s structural support. It is gentle and will not exfoliate or irritate the skin. It is tolerated by even the most sensitive skin types and it helps to hydrate the skin by encouraging it to make its own natural moisturisers called glycosaminoglycans. Also, unlike regular Vitamin C, it can be used in high doses and is stable in air and water. It is also able to protect the skin from damage caused by UV exposure.

  • Zinc PCA

    Zinc PCA is a naturally occurring purifying humectant from a vegetal origin. Zinc PCA has astringent, anti-bacterial, anti-irritating and antiseptic properties which helps to limit bacterial proliferation, calming skin and helping to reinforce skin barrier function. It has a natural moisturising factor (NMF) which helps to keep the structure of the epidermis in intact and healthy. It acts as a sebum regulator and is ideal for oily skin, acne, blemishes and seborrheic dermatitis. Zinc PCA also has anti-ageing properties.

  • Mimosa Extract

    Mimosa Extract is a potent antioxidant with soothing and regenerating properties. It provides micronutrients which help play an important role in protection. It is recommended for damaged skin and as an anti-ageing treatment. It also acts an antiseptic that can be used in the treatment of acne and help reduce inflammation.

  • Malus Domestica Stem Cell (in liposomes)

    PhytoCellTecTM Malus Domestica is a revolutionary patented liposomal preparation that combats the visible signs of chronological ageing by protecting skin stem cells and helping them to maintain their characteristics and their capacity to build new tissue for longer. It increases the longevity of skin stem cells, delaying the deterioration of essential cells which is regarded as the primary cause of skin ageing.

  • Allantoin

    Allantoin is known for its rejuvenating, anti-irritant and cleansing properties. The main function of Allantoin is to help promote the skin. Allantoin is especially effective at soothing redness and skin wounds, it protects and helps maintain skin, particularly sensitive skin affected by environmental aggression's..

  • Vitamin E

    Vitamin E Tocopheryl Acetate has strong antioxidant properties which helps to protect the skin against the damage caused by free-radicals and the per-oxidation of lipids. It also helps to prevent premature ageing of the skin. It has strong antioxidant properties which helps to protect the skin against the damage caused by free-radicals and the per-oxidation of lipids. It also helps to prevent premature ageing of the skin. Vitamin E in a fast-absorbing liposome delivery system that provides the ability to deliver Vitamin E to deeper skin layers, increasing ingredient availability to the skin. This greater availability leads to substantially better performance.

  • Shea butter

    Shea Butter is a rich source of antioxidant and an excellent ointment, it is a skin identical ingredient with a high content of oil unsaponifiables matter and has a natural moisturising factor (NMF)which helps to keep the appearance of the epidermis intact and healthier.

  • Lactic Acid

    Lactic Acid provides effective ability to regulate the skin by encouraging the synthesis of ceramides, helping to increased stratum corneum ceramide levels, resulting in a superior lipid barrier and greater skin barrier function.

  • Vitamin A

    Vitamin A Retinyl Palmitate is one of the most important vitamins for the appearance of the skin. Retinyl palmitate is a less irritating form of retinol and is gentle on sensitive skin. It rejuvenates ageing skin.

  • Sweet Almond Oil

    Sweet Almond Oil is a soft and non-greasy plant oil. It acts as a gentle skin conditioning agent which is easily absorbed into the skin. It has a natural moisturising factor (NMF) which helps to keep the epidermis (outer layer of skin) intact and healthier.

  • Ubiquinone (Co-Enzyme Q10)

    Ubiquinone, otherwise known as Co Enzyme Q10, is a powerful cellular antioxidant that controls oxidative skin damage and helps to neutralise harmful free radicals which is one of the causes of ageing.

  • Olea Europaea Olive Oil Unsaponifiables

    Olea Europaea is an Olive derived lipophilic active Ingredient with smoothing, emollient, hydrating, and nourishing benefits. It has excellent compatibility with the skin and provides skin protection by penetrating the skin where it can act as a free radical scavenger and antioxidant. It easily penetrates the upper layer of the stratum corneum, diffuses its active molecules into the lamellar structure of the intercellular matrix and interacts to maintain the barrier function. It offers great spreadability, skin feel and skin absorption. Further more it serves a structural role in the lipid cement of the stratum corneum and provides soothing properties further supporting the skin barrier function. It is rich in squalene, natural tocopherols, sterol esters and triterpene alcohols.

  • Glycine Soja Protein

    Glycerin is a natural humectant with moisturising, emollient, lubricating, and protective properties that nourish, soften and soothe the skin and helps the outer skin layer (the epidermis) to retain moisture, slowing down the evaporation of water from the surface of the skin known as trans-epidermal water loss or TEWL. It is is a natural botanical complex rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins, which nourish and fortifies skin tissue. It is an antioxidant and MMPI (Matrix Metallpoprotease) Inhibitor. It helps defend against skin ageing by inhibiting skin matrix breakdown, It supports the function of fibroblasts, and reduces inflammation and irritation caused by UV exposure and environmental aggressors that cause the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the dermal matrix via collagenase and elastase (MMPs). It works by inhibiting elastase damaging activity and protecting elastic fibers from intrinsic and extrinsic induced degradation. This unique activity helps retain perfectly elastic skin conditions and thus a younger-looking more resilient skin appearance with age.

  • Superoxide Dismutase

    Superoxide Dismutase is a powerful bioactive yeast-derived antioxidant and cellular antiageing enzyme . It can remove oxygen free radicals in cells, prevent oxidative damage and inhibit skin damage caused by stress factors such as ozone, pollution, and UV irritation. SOD protects the skin from unnecessary environmental damage, soothes the skin, and helps to combat the appearance of photo-ageing.

  • Rose Water

    Botanical, Emollient, Antioxidant, Antibacterial, and Anti-inflammatory, Refreshing, Tonifying

  • Sodium Hyaluronate

    Skin Replenishing, Skin Restoring, Moisturising, Antioxidant

  • Methylsilanol Mannuronate

    Global Anti-Ageing, Emollient, Anti-Inflammatory

  • Saccharide Isomerate

    Saccharide Isomerate is a natural plant derived marine ingredient, it acts as a water-binding agent and emollient. It is formed by the isomerisation of D-Glucose, it contains a natural carbohydrate complex which is found in the stratum corneum of human skin. Saccharide Isomerate has a unique affinity with skin which ensures instant and deep hydration by generating a moisture reservoir that lasts for 72 hours after the last application. It helps to reduce discomfort caused by dry skin. Saccharide Isomerate works to deeply hydrate and soothe sensitive skin and rejuvenate mature skin.

  • Glycolic Acid

    Glycolic Acid penetrates the skin efficiently to enhance exfoliation, alleviate dryness, evening out skin for minimising the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage, creating a smooth and radiant appearance.

  • Pomegranate Extract

    Pomegranate Extract has been used as an astringent to support the protection of skin against UV and free radical damage. It contains high levels of polyphenols with potent antioxidant and astringent properties. Pomegranate extract also contains vitamins, especially C and B-type, minerals, citric acid and sodium citrate.

  • Eco Pumice Powder

    Eco Pumice Powder are environmentally friendly ecological granules which do not harm our marine ecosystem, they gently polish away dead surface skin to help the skin and restore a more radiant looking complexion.

  • Bisabolol

    Bisabolol is the major active component of Chamomile, it is a natural powerful remedy to very sensitive and easily inflamed, irritated skin. It is used for its anti-ageing and antiinflammatory properties to address the appearance of premature ageing, sensitivity, and skin discolouration.

  • Sage Extract

    Sage belongs to the Lamiaceae plant family. The plant is common in the whole Mediterranean area and is cultivated in various European countries. The main components of the leaves are the essential oil (mainly consisting of thujone and cineole), tannins including rosmarinic acid and bitter substances (e.g. carnosol, carnosoic acid) Cosmetically sage extracts are used due to their anti- bactericidal, anti- inflammatory and astringent effects in skin, especially for oily skin.

  • Rosa Mosqueta Oil

    Rosa Mosqueta Oil has excellent skin soothing and rejuvenating properties, due to the presence of natural vitamin A. It is highly moisturising thus replenishing for dry skin and helps to naturally promote skin elasticity and firmness.

  • Hydrolysed Elastin

    Hydrolysed Elastin enhances the flexibility and elasticity of the epidermis, primarily due to its moisture binding ability. Treatment of “sagging” skin utilising hydrolysed elastin helps to improve skin tone, suppleness and appearance.

  • Gingko Extract

    Botanical Extract, Skin Soothing, Tonifying, Antioxidant

  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 Argireline

    Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 Argireline is a unique peptide that helps reduce the appearance of expression wrinkles.

  • Cornflower Water

    Cornflower Water helps to strengthen the skin’s natural defences. It is soothing on inflammation, and helps to prevent tired, chapped and sensitive skin while providing astringent, free radical scavenging and anti-inflammatory effects.

  • Caffeine

    Caffeine is a hydrophilic active used for its antioxidant properties. It is also a lipolytic agent which provides a microcirculation and draining action to help reduce the appearance of puffy eyes and dark rings around the eye.

  • Carrot Oil

    Carrot Oil helps prevent and control the production of free radicals and is recommended for its ability to protect the skin against oxidative processes. It is used in the care of reddened and coarse skin and also to increase the effect of sun protection preparations.

  • Hydrolysed Pearl

    Detoxifying, Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Regenerating, Stimulating, Moisturising

  • Adipofill’in™ (in ionosomes)

    Lipofilling-Like Action, Lifting, Plumping, Anti-Ageing

  • Walnut Extract

    Botanical Extract, Anti-Ageing, Antioxidant

  • Carnosine

    Botanical Extract, Antioxidant, Anti-Glycation

  • Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 Matrixyl

    Skin Restoring Peptide, Anti-Ageing, Firming

  • Ectoin

    Botanical Extract, Global Anti-Ageing, Natural Cell Protector Factor, Emollient

  • Iris Florentina Extract

    Botanical Extract, Skin-Soothing, Revitalising, Anti-Ageing

  • Niacinamide

    Vitamin B3, Skin-Soothing, Skin Restoring, Brightening, Antioxidant, Stimulating, Clarifying

  • Diacetyl Boldine

    Brightening, Clarifying, Antioxidant

  • N-Acetyl Glucosamine

    Skin-Soothing, Global Anti-Ageing

  • Hyaluronic Acid Filling Spheres

    Plumping Hygroscopic Spheres, Moisturising, Filler Effect

  • Jojoba Oil

    Botanical extract, Skin Restoring, Skin Replenishing, Emollient

  • Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7

    Skin Restoring, Firming Peptide, Anti-Ageing

  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 complex

    Global Anti-Ageing, Skin Restoring Peptide, Anti-Ageing

  • Cocos Nucifera, Coconut Fruit Extract

    Cocos Nucifera is a plant extract humectant with moisturising, emollient and softening properties, rich in skin conditioning fatty acids, proteins and complex B vitamins. It nourishes the skin, helping it to reduce cutaneous dryness and retain moisture.

  • Squalane

    Squalane is an emollient that lubricants the skin surface, which gives the skin a soft, smooth appearance. It acts as a skin conditioning agent with re-fatting properties, helping to restore the lipid barrier and protect the skin from dehydration.

  • Olive Oil Fruit Extract

    Olive Oil is extracted from the olive fruit Olea Europaea. Olive oil contains natural nutrients and is rich in oleic acid and has conditioning properties, olive oil aids the balance and restoring of the hydrolipid network, thus maintaining the softness and silkiness of the skin and preventing skin dryness.