Pullullan, a long lasting tightening material that also has an instant effect. Shields the skin against oxidative stress and stimulates the formation of Collagen-1, which is an essential part of the skins connective tissue
Derived from Comfrey Root, known for its ability to heal wounds and stimulate the growth of healthy tissue.
Almond oil contains vitamin D and is often used to aid the treatment of skin irritations and dryness, leaving the skin feeling soft and supple.
Organic Aloe Vera cools and nourishes the skin, Aloe Vera has moisturising and emollient properties, as well as an anti-aging effect on the skin. The gel found in this cactus-like plant, contains active ingredients to help cool, soothe and soften the skin. Aloe vera has been used for more than 6000 years to treat a variety of skin ailments, including sunburn, blisters and burns.
Apricot kernel oil is a delicate, fast absorbing oil, naturally rich in a number of essential fatty acids, which help to soften fine lines.
Organic Argan Oil is a rich, smoothing emollient is extracted from the fruit of the argan tree. Argan Oil is renowned as an effective anti-aging oil due to the extremely high levels of antioxidant vitamin E and saponins (skin-softening agents). Argan oil is naturally rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect the skin.
A wild flower commonly found growing high in the meadows of Europe, on the slopes of the Andes and in North Asia. Arnica flower extract is used for its anti-inflammatory and calming effects on the skin. It has also been shown to reduce the puffiness around eyes.
Beeswax helps with skin softening and cleansing. It has skin protecting properties and helps to relieve chapped skin.
Wound healing and soothing properties. Provides Anti-inflammatory, Anti-irritant and Anti-bacterial properties, it is also considered non-allergic.
Cedarwood oil has a warm, woody aroma. The wood itself is very aromatic, due to the high percentage of essential oil it contains. Known for its purifying properties, it is used in skin care as a mild astringent, and its antiseptic properties make it valuable in the treatment of acne.
Chamomile extract, also known as Roman chamomile or English chamomile, is a well-known remedy for inflamed skin, wound healing and for its anti-inflammatory properties. Roman chamomile is an exceptionally useful and versatile member of the daisy family. Both the oil and the aqueous extract have beneficial properties. The oil contains a natural colour and a potent ingredient called bisabolol, which together give the oil anti-inflammatory, wound healing and soothing properties.
This material stabilizes the skin’s cell membrane by acting as a free radical scavenger. It supports the energy of the cell metabolism, thereby reducing skin ageing and wrinkle formation.
Coconut oil is a vegetable oil and is an excellent moisturiser, emollient and protective to dry and scaly skin as well as sensitive skin. Coconut extract contains a wealth of ingredients that are beneficial to the skin, amongst them the white fleshy meat that forms the part of the fruit that is eaten. This part of the fruit is rich in amino acids, minerals, proteins and vitamins, which refresh and moisturise the skin.
Cypress oil is an essential oil produced from the cones of the cypress tree and has a pleasant smoky, woody smell. It is stimulating as well as relaxing, while leaving the skin feeling refreshed. Externally it is used for the treatment of varicose veins and broken capillaries. Cypress oil is very stringent and is used when there is an excess of fluid in the body as it is a stimulant and can be used to aid the lymphatic system. It is very useful in for oily and over-hydrated skins.
Diatomaceous earth is composed of the siliceous shells of fossil diatoms (minute unicellular plants), or of the debris of fossil diatoms. Apart from having the ability to absorb essential oils and other active materials, it is also well known as a clarifying and filtering agent.
The material is a polysaccharide which can form films on the skin. It has been shown to moisturise through reducing the amount the water that evaporates from the skin and helps to improve the appearance of skin superficial fine lines.
The glycerine we use is always vegetable derived. It is a humectant (attracts water), drawing atmospheric water onto the skin to aid hydration.
Grapeseed oil has a light fine texture which is easily absorbed by the skin, to leave it feeling both gently toned and moisturised.
Shown to have anti vascular imperfection properties as well as increase collagen types, elastin as well as other skin restructuring components. Chlorella Vulgaris extract derived from green micro algae. It increases collagen and elastin production which helps to strengthen the skin. Provides a vascoconstrictive action which decreases microcirculation, preventing the vasodilation of capillaries which are responsible for redness in the skin and dark circles under the eyes. It helps to maintain the cohesion between the epidermis and the dermis giving a smoother appearance to the skin and assists with skin healing and restructuring.
This oil is nature’s only liquid wax which means it has the protective power of a wax but with the light emollient softness of oil. It is often used on dry, sensitive, oily or acne prone skins to alleviate minor skin irritations. It is also effective in the treatment of dry and sore skin, eczema, psoriasis and allergies. Jojoba is valued for the unique protective oil derived from its seeds that help to retain moisture. The natural sebum of the skin is similar to those in jojoba, and so penetration with jojoba is easier, leaving a silky feel to the skin.
Lady’s Mantle has anti-microbial properties. Soothes skin, known for its antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and healing properties. It is helpful in wound healing and helps to strengthen the connective tissue.
Galactoarabinan extracted from Larch trees using a patented process. Larch extract is used for its amazing tightening properties and is proven to reduce Tran epidermal Water Loss. It is a natural Polymer and therefore instantly tightens the skin and helps reduce lines around the eye. The material is a polysaccharide which can form films on the skin. It has been shown to moisturise through reducing the amount the water evaporates from the skin and helps to improve the appearance of skins superficial fine lines.
The essential oil of lemon has a revitalising and refreshing tang. It takes about 3000 lemons to produce one kilogram of the essential oil and is used for its mental and physical activating properties. It is effective in cleansing the system and is also useful in clearing the head and relieving stress. Lemon Peel Oil is refreshing and has the slightly bitter and sharp smell that is reminiscent of grapefruit. The peel gives a zesty aroma which is stimulating and refreshing.
This small pink-flowered plant from the herb family is used for its soothing and emollient properties, for softening the skin and in treating inflammations. And helps prevent age lines. The highly moisturising properties of mallow are due to the high levels of mucilage (a polysaccharide or type of sugary gum) that the plant contains.
Harvested in Brittany, this Marine Plant has various qualities and its extract helps to protect the skin against free radical attack, and protect against photo induced collagen degradation, stimulates GAG (glycosaminoglycans) and collagen production. This active ingredient is suited for firming or anti-ageing treatments.
Also known as lemon balm, Melissa oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant. This precious oil has soothing and toning properties.
Helps fight skin infections, and protects the skin from dryness. It makes the skin supple, soft, and bright. It also helps reduce scars which may have been left behind by acne, or minor scratches and burns.
Peppermint is extremely cooling, since it contains a natural source of menthol. It is also considered to be anodyne (alleviates pain), anti-inflammatory and soothing. Peppermint has a mildly antiseptic effect which helps to control the bacteria on the surface of the skin.
Extracted from Cowslip herb, it is anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial.
Pumice is volcanic rock, formed from lava that is ejected and shot through the air during an eruption. Available in different grades, the one contained in our products is the finest.
Organic Rose Dermascena flower water is highly regarded for its soothing and gentle effect on the most delicate of skins. Rosewater is the water that is recovered from the distillation of the essential oil of rose produced when the flowers of roses are steam distilled to produce the essential oil. It is soothing and a very gentle astringent and suitable for all types of skin.
Rosehip Seed Oil is a cold pressed vegetable oil with a very high content of fatty acids (vitamin F), rich in omega 3 and 6. This is the only vegetable oil that contains vitamin A. It may help reduce the size of pores and is good for skin infections due to the high levels of vitamin A. It is rich in antioxidant tocopherols and can treat damaged skin. The essential fatty acids help support the vital lipid barrier, thus restoring and maintaining the moisture balance in the skin.
The aroma of sandalwood is a rich woody oriental note, which is very relaxing. Sandalwood Extract is the Red Sandalwood rather than the other commonly used White Sandalwood. Used as a skin softener, to improve circulation in the skin, and as a skin protectant. It is also anti-inflammatory and wound healing. It is often a useful ingredient in post shave products to soothe the skin. Sandalwood Oil is used to treat dry, inflamed or irritable skin. It is antiseptic and is used externally for the treatment of problem skin conditions as it is effective in balancing the skin.
Designed for fragile skins, this active ingredient obtained from Aster Maritima, has softening, moisturising, and soothing properties (it reduces release of IL 1). It provides to the skin a protection against free radicals, against UVA and UVB, and stimulates collagen synthesis. Shown to protect against collagen degradation.
Shea butter reduces puffiness and protects and nourishes the skin. It is very similar in benefits to cocoa butter. It is a rich skin emollient, which is used traditionally to accelerate wound healing and therefore is often used in the treatment of burns, dermatitis, wounds, and inflammatory skin conditions. The butter melts at body temperature and is quickly absorbed by the skin to leave it soft and supple.
Sodium Hyaluronate a natural skin cell component, found in the deepest levels of the dermis. Sodium Hyaluronate has a smaller molecular size than Hyaluronic acid, causing it to easily penetrate the skin’s surface. It is a small molecule that can penetrate deep into the dermis, maintaining and attracting water, as well as promoting microcirculation. A powerful humectant that attracts and binds moisture to the skin, providing extremely effective hydration and promoting nutrient absorption, making it an excellent moisturiser. It allows the cells of the skin to retain moisture and provides volume, form and lift. When applied to the skin it can plump it up, because it increases the ability of the individual cells to absorb and hold moisture.
One of the major benefits of soy oil is that it’s a very good oil for protecting skin from UV rays. It is also a very effective oil for treating the damages done by strong sun. Soy oil helps to cure skin damage. Strong anti-oxidant properties of soy oil are great for improving skin health. Vitamins in soy oil are the source anti-oxidants in soy oil. These anti-oxidant properties help to protect skin cells from free radical damage and keep the skin healthy and young. Soy oil is an effective ant-wrinkle and anti-aging oil.
Derived from pure olive oil, this molecule has a natural affinity with the skin, being one of the main components of sebum and the hydrolipic film. Restores skin suppleness and helps to prevent trans-epidermal water loss. Squalane aids in collagen production and is nature’s perfect moisturizer. The molecular structure of squalane is almost identical to the natural oils that babies have, in high amounts, in their perfect young skin. Squalane is absolutely the finest, purest, most delicate moisturizer available worldwide. Dry, skin literally drinks in squalane oil.
Sunflower seed oil is one of several plant-derived emollients that mimic the lipid, or fat, content of the skin. This delicately textured oil helps stabilize and maintain the structure of the skin’s complex inter-cellular matrix, preventing moisture loss and cell damage, and promoting skin with a soft, smooth, healthy appearance.
Extracted from Speedwell plant, it has astringent properties, soothes irritated skin and reduces redness.
An essential oil with a sweet, earthy odour produced from its roots. This oil is known as the ‘oil of tranquillity’.
Vitamin E (tocopherol) is found widely throughout nature, particularly in wheat germ oil. It is an effective anti-oxidant and free radical scavenger and so helps protect the skin from environmental damage. It has also been found to be beneficial in scar reduction and wound healing.
Known to be rich in Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12 as well as Calcium, Sodium, Iron and Potassium. It has been shown to help inhibit an enzymatic reaction that breaks down hyaluronic acid. Researchers have learned that this specific type of sea kelp (Phytessence Wakame) supports collagen and elastin by blocking an enzymatic reaction that breaks down the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is one of the significant main ingredients in the matrix of the skin which provides skin structure and cushioning and holds moisture. It acts as a support layer to collagen and elastin fibres. It binds collagen and elastin fibres together, so that skin is firmer.
Winter can be harsh on your skin, particularly if you’re prone to dryness and sensitivity. Cold weather, wind, rain and central heating can all play their part in leaving your skin looking tired, red and flaky. Luckily, there are some fantastic skincare products out there to help rejuvenate your skin during the winter months, leaving your complexion looking glowing. Here’s our pick of the best winter skincare products to leave you with that gorgeous glow!
Gorgeous skin starts with a deep cleanse, and in our opinion one of the best on the market is Deep Sea Cleanse from Zaheda. Designed to gently yet thoroughly cleanse your skin of makeup and impurities and prepare your skin for moisturiser. With extracts of Seaweed and Marine Plant, Wakame Sea Kelp, Squalane and Sodium Hyaluronate, this cleanser eliminates impurities and clarifies your skin, removing makeup to leave skin feeling soft, hydrated and glowing.
A lack of sunshine and slower skin cell renewal can leave you suffering from dryness and dullness in the winter months. Give dull skin a boost with an exfoliating polish like the Ultra Smooth Sea Polish from Zaheda. This polish has ultra-fine exfoliating particles of volcanic rock to give your skin a great flow. Perfect for use on all skin types, it removes dead cells, boosts sluggish cell renewal and reveals a brighter, smoother complexion that’s radiant. Your favourite products will sink into your skin better after using this on your face.With extracts of Marine extracts, Diatomaceous Earth, Volcanic Rock and Sodium Hyaluronate, this is one facial polish you won’t be able to live without this winter.
Just as winter calls for a coat to keep warm, your skin needs an extra layer of protection too. Adding a serum helps to keep your skin supple and hydrated. The Sea Collagen Marine Serum leaves your skin hydrated, plump, supple and more youthful looking, whilst the Marine Fluid Shine Free serum is designed for oily or combination skin and is the perfect solution for those who want to protect their skin whilst eliminating shine. This lightweight serum helps to restore your skin’s natural pH balance and balance your complexion, thanks to extracts of Pullulan Algae and Green Micro Algae.
The Ultra Light Derma White formulation delivers a proven efficacy in lightening and brightening the skin. It is a brightening product that helps to lighten and brighten your skin with its unique blend marine extracts and swiss alpine herbs suitable for both the face and body. Targets hyper pigmentation and even your skin tone, whilst tackling discolouration and brightening your complexion.
Your skin doesn’t have to suffer this winter – invest now in some outstanding skincare products to nourish, hydrate and protect your skin throughout the colder months and you’ll see in spring with a fresh, glowing complexion.
One of nature’s best astringents, witch hazel is extremely refreshing and acts and as an extremely useful tonic or toner. It helps remove excess skin oils. It is frequently used in post shave products, where it shows mildly astringent properties as well as helping to reduce razor burn and swelling. It is also used for the treatment of varicose veins, insect bites, burns and other skin irritations.
An extract from a flowering plant that helps soothe irritated skin. It is also known for its antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and healing properties
Ylang Ylang means ‘flower of flowers’ and is an evergreen producing bunches of very powerfully sweet, rich heady fragrant flowers. It is used in aromatherapy to help in the treatment of depression, insomnia, anxiety, tension and anger, as it stimulates the senses and brings about a sense of well-being. Ylang Ylang is soothing and is suitable for use on both dry and oily skins, having a balancing action on the secretion of sebum.