A to Z of Skincare
When shopping for cosmetics and skincare, it is important to know what you are putting on your skin, though ingredients lists often look daunting and confusing. We’ve put together this ingredient glossary to take the stress and confusion out of those long lists you find on the back of the box.
Allantoin is a moisturising and soothing ingredient with healing properties that help shed dead skin cells. You’ll find it in our Exfoliating Foot Peel Mask.
Almond oil reduces irritation as well as the effects of UV damage and the appearance of stretch marks. You’ll find it in our Hydrating Day & Night Face Moisturiser.
Rich in antioxidants and ultra-soothing, Aloe Vera is a hydrating ingredient that you’ll find in our Everyday Foaming Face Cleanser.
There are many kinds of antioxidants, though they all tend to reduce the appearance of UV damage, wrinkles and pigmentation while improving hydration and providing anti-bacterial & anti-inflammatory properties.
Argireline helps to prevent muscle movements that lead to wrinkle formations. Promotes collagen production and optimizes its function.
Avocado Oil helps skin maintain its hydration while minimizing damage from free radiacals. You’ll find it in our Brightening Glow Luxe Face Oil.
Bentonite Clay absorbs excess oil and offers anti-inflammatory properties. It exfoliates and removes toxins from the skin, leading to clearer and more even skin. You’ll find it in our Pink Clay Mask.
Betaine helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while soothing and protecting the skins barrier. You’ll find it in our Everyday Foaming Face Cleanser.
Ultra-soothing and moisturising, Benzyl Benzoate is a naturally occurring component of various oils. You’ll find it in our Brightening Glow Luxe Face Oil.
Beta Glucan protects the skins barrier, helping to prevent cell damage, while soothing redness and irritation. With skin plumping and firming properties, it is a popular hydrating ingredient.
Biotin helps to improve skin hydration, making skin appear smoother and healthier.
Retains moisture, dissolves ingredients, and improves application.
Capric Triglyceride is an emollient that helps to replenish and nourish the skin. You’ll find it in our Hydrating Day & Night Face Moisturiser.
Caprylyl Glycol is the ultimate moisture-locking multi-tasker, attracting and holding water to the skin. You’ll find it in our Salicylic Foaming Face Cleanser.
Carbomer is a common thickening agent, emulsifying ingredients to prevent oil and water from separating. It also can suspend solids in liquids.
Castor Oils are hydrating and nourishing, soothing the skin while helping to detoxify it.
Ceramides rebuild and restore the protective barrier of the skin to help retain moisture, improve visible signs of aging, and block environmental damage.
Cetearyl Alcohol helps to stabilize and thicken formulas, aiding in the prevention of separation. You’ll find it in our Gentle Vitamin C Exfoliating Face Scrub.
Camomile is a soothing antioxidant that helps to improve the appearance of complexion and fine lines.
Citric Acid promotes skin cell turnover, exfoliating the skin and providing antioxidants.
Cocamidopropyl-Betaine lathers and foams effortlessly making it ideal for cleansers. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated and nourished. You’ll find it in our Hydrating Cleansing Oil.
Collagen is a protein that is naturally found in the human body. It’s plumping and elasticity-enhancing properties make it a popular moisturising ingredient in skincare and cosmetics.
Copper peptides help stimulate collagen production while being a source of antioxidants.
Cyclopentasiloxane helps to dissolve heavier ingredients, locking in hydration and leaving a silky texture. You’ll find it in our Hydrating Day & Night Face Moisturiser.
Dimethicone is a silicone that helps smooth and soften the skin, boosting the skins moisture barrier. It is a common ingredient in foundations.
Emollients help to repair cracks in the skin barrier, helping to prevent moisture loss. It smooths and softens the skin as well as acting as a lubricating agent in a variety of our products.
Erythritol has moisturising properties that offer a cooling sensation and is non-comedogenic in nature. You’ll find it in our Hydrating Day & Night Face Moisturiser.
Fermented Oils help to improve skins hydration and encourage nutrient absorption.
Glycerin is a natural compound that is used in a variety of products due to its moisturising properties. You’ll find it in our Mineral Mattifying Sunscreen SPF 50+.
Glycolic Acid is a chemical exfoliator that removes dead skin cells and excess oil. You’ll find it in our AHA & BHA Pore Refining Exfoliating Toner.
Gluconolactone improves skin texture and tone while dissolving dead skin cells. You will find it in both of our sunscreens.
Gold helps to protect the skin from free radical damage as well as reducing inflammation and the appearance of fine lines.
Homosalate is an effective ingredient at absorbing UV (especially UVB) rays, to help protect skin cell damage. You will find it in our Invisible Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+.
Humectants help your skin to retain moisture and combat dry skin, making it a popular ingredient in hydrating products.
Hyaluronic Acid is renowned for its ability to bind up to 1000 times its weight in water. It encourages skin flexibility and bounce, reducing the visibility of fine lines. You’ll find it in our Everyday Foaming Face Cleanser and in a variety of our other hydrating products.
Hibiscus Extract is a soothing ingredient rich in Vitamin A that helps the skin appear brighter and more revitalized through boosting cell regeneration and promoting healing. You’ll find it in our Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C Face Serum.
Jojoba helps to hydrate and soften skin while encouraging and balancing natural oil production. You’ll find it in our Glow Boost Vitamin C Serum.
Kakadu Plum Seed:
Kakadu Plum Seed is the worlds richest source of Vitamin C. You will find it in our Gentle Vitamin C Exfoliating Face Scrub.
Kaolin is used to bind sebum, removing excess oil and impurities while mattifying the skin.
Lactic Acid is used for exfoliating and brightening the skin, as well as providing hydrating properties. You will find it in our Exfoliating Foot Peel Mask.
Lavender Oil Extract:
Lavender Oil Extract helps to protect against free radicals while improving and soothing your complexion.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3):
Niacinamide is a popular skincare ingredient, known for minimising the appearance of pores and maintaining skin health. You’ll find it in our Glow Boost Vitamin C Serum.
Octocrylene helps to protect against UV rays as well as aids in stabilizing other chemical sunscreen ingredients. You’ll find it in our Invisible Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+.
Olive Oil moisturises and nourishes dry skin, helping to protect against premature aging and the appearance of sun damage.
Pink Clay is a soothing ingredient that gently yet thoroughly draws impurities form the skin. You’ll find it in our Pink Clay Mask.
Panthenol is an ultra-moisturising ingredient, able to bind and hold water in the skin leaving it feeling smooth and supple.
Phenoxyethanol enhances the shelf life of products, stabilizes formulas, and helps to prevent the growth of bacteria. You’ll find it in our Hydrating Cleansing Oil.
Phytosphingosine is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, supporting the skins barrier.
Probiotics calm internal and external inflammation, restoring skin barrier function and the overall health of skin.
Propanediol helps to dissolve ingredients and decrease a formulas viscosity. Also featuring moisture-locking properties, you’ll find it in our Miracle Pimple Patches.
Rosehip Oil offers deep hydration and nourishment, delivering a radiant and healthy glow. You’ll find it in our Brightening Glow Luxe Face Oil.
Rosemary helps to protect the skin and prevents signs of premature aging.
Salicylic Acid helps to promote oil control and the shedding of dead skin cells making it an effective treatment for blemish-prone skin. You’ll find it in our Salicylic Foaming Face Cleanser.
Safflower Oil is used as a moisturising ingredient while also being rich in protective antioxidants. You’ll find it in our Glow Boost Vitamin C Serum.
Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride):
Sea Salt, sometimes called Sodium Chloride, is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You’ll find it in our Mineral Mattifying Sunscreen SPF 50+.
Shea Butter is an ultra-hydrating ingredient that sooths and softens the skin. You’ll find it in our Hydrating Day & Night Face Moisturiser.
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate:
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate helps to neutralize free radicals while encouraging collagen production and a balanced skin tone. You’ll find it in our Glow Boost Vitamin C Serum.
Sodium Hyaluronate helps to replenish skin, improving dryness and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. You’ll find it in our Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C Face Serum.
Sodium Hydroxide is a skincare ingredient that aids and maximises the efficacy of products. You’ll find it in our AHA & BHA Pore Refining Exfoliating Toner.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is an emulsifying agent that creates a lather, encouraging a deep clean. You’ll find it in our Everyday Foaming Face Cleanser.
Soybean Oil improves moisture retention while reinforcing the skins moisture barriers. It is also used for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Stearic Acid helps to maintain the skins barrier while softening and smoothing the skins surface.
Stearyl Alcohol acts as a skin softening emollient while working as an emulsifier to deter oil and water from separating.
Squalane is an ultra-moisturising ingredient in any product, it is an excellent emollient that helps to prevent moisture loss. You’ll find it in our Hydrating Cleansing Oil.
Sunflower Oil is a skin barrier strengthening ingredient, hydrating and soothing skin. You’ll find it in our Glow Boost Vitamin C Serum.
Synthetic Beeswax helps to keep skin moisturised by minimising the amount of trans-epidermal water loss.
Tea Tree Oil:
Tea Tree Oil is used for its antibacterial properties as well as its ability to reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation. You’ll find it in our Miracle Pimple Patches.
Undecylenic Acid is a skin conditioning ingredient that aids in acne treatment and features anti-fungal properties.
Urea 40 loosens dead and scaly skin making it ideal for the treatment of calluses, dermatitis, and eczema. If draws moisture into the skin offering intense hydration.
Vegan Collagen boosts the appearance of plumped skin with a vegan-friendly formula. You’ll find it in our Invisible Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin):
Vitamin B3 is another word for Niacin, an ingredient that helps to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of aging. You’ll find it in our Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C Face Serum.
Vitamin C is a popular skincare ingredient known for its UV protection and brightening properties. You’ll find it in our Glow Boost Vitamin C Serum.
Vitamin E aids in protecting the skin barrier, making it a popular skincare ingredient. You’ll find it in our Everyday Foaming Face Cleanser.
Willow Bark Extract:
Willow Bark Extract is a gentle exfoliant that reduces oil and calms redness. It is also known for its anti-aging properties.
Witch Hazel reduces the appearance of inflammation and tightens the appearance of pores. You’ll find it in our Pink Clay Mask.
Xanthan Gum is used for its hydrating properties and its ability to help the skin retain moisture. You’ll find it in our Hydrating Cleansing Oil.
Zinc Oxide is a physical UV filter that reflects and scatters damaging UVA and UVB rays off the skins surface. You’ll find it in our Mineral Mattifying Sunscreen SPF 50+.