BACK TO BASICS – What are our Ingredients?

When we began making our own products it was with the intention of making natural, affordable products that were kind to your skin.  For this reason we have only ever used plant oils and butters and have never added water to our formulas, making our skincare un-aqueous.

Our skincare is completely free from parabens, emulsifiers, preservatives and Sodium Laureth Sulphate making it perfect for sensitive skins.

Our base ingredient in our hand creams, balms and body butter is Shea Butter.

What is Shea Butter?

Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nuts (actually the stone of a plum like fruit) of the shea tree, which is native to Africa.  The nuts are collected, cracked, roasted, and then ground into a paste. This paste is then kneaded and boiled to extract the fat, which solidifies into shea butter as it cools.

The whole process is done by hand, we use Co-operatives that were set up to help women and their families train in production, manufacturing and distribution enabling them to earn a fair wage to improve the living conditions, schooling and medical provisions within their villages.

Why we use it in our formulas:

Shea butter is rich in fatty acids, naturally containing oleic acid, linoleic acid, vitamins A and E.

It has excellent moisturising properties, helping to hydrate the skin and lock in moisture, that is why you find that when you use our products your skin feels and looks nourished for longer, even after just one application, it gives your skin a chance to heal, we never claim to turn back the clock, we are all about keeping your skin feeling as healthy as it can be once you take into consideration your diet, your genes and your lifestyle.

Our unfragranced range is a must if you are looking to soothe dry and irritated skin, or alleviate symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.

Over the years we have carefully selected plant oils and butters which will compliment shea butter to provide effective natural products with minimal ingredients. A list of our ingredients and their properties are listed below.

You will see below that all of our ingredients naturally contain vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants all of which have been selected to ensure our products help to hydrate and nourish the skin forming a protective barrier on the skin's surface, locking in moisture and preventing trans epidermal water loss  which will help keep the skin soft, smooth, and supple. 

Our chosen oils also contain anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe and calm irritated or inflamed skin beneficial for conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis helping to reduce redness, itching, and discomfort.

Cocoa Butter

Find it in our – Cocoa Body Butter, Cocoa Butter Hand Cream, Liquid Wash, Shampoo Bars, Face Wash Bars

Cocoa butter is a natural fat extracted from the cocoa bean, which is found in the seeds of the cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao). We use raw unrefined cocoa butter ensuring that all of its healing benefits remain.

Cocoa butter is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, including oleic acid and vitamin E which help to deeply moisturize the skin. It forms a protective barrier on the skin's surface, locking in moisture which can help keep the skin hydrated and supple. The emollient properties of cocoa butter help improve skin elasticity.  It has soothing and softening properties that help relieve dry, itchy, or irritated skin conditions, such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.

Avocado Butter and Oil

Find it in our Foot balms, Body Butters, Mens Serum, Cuticle Oil, Gardeners Hand Cream, Facial Balm

Avocado butter and oil, derived from the avocado fruit (Persea Americana), is extracted from the flesh of ripe avocados and contains vitamins A and E, and is rich in Oleic acid and other fatty acids aswell as antioxidants.

Vitamins A and E  nourish and condition the skin helping replenish lost moisture and restoring the skin's natural barrier function, leaving it soft, smooth, and supple. The fatty acids help to deeply moisturize and hydrate the skin, making it ideal for dry, rough, or dehydrated skin.

Coconut Oil

Find it in our Foot Balms, Cocoa Butter Hand Cream, Gardeners Hand Cream, Liquid Soap, Bar Soap, Shampoo Bars, Face Wash Bars

Coconut oil is a popular natural oil that has been used for skincare for centuries. Extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts, coconut oil is rich in fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. It helps hydrate and nourish the skin forming a protective barrier on the skin's surface, locking in moisture keeping the skin soft, smooth, and supple.

Olive Oil

Find it in our Foot BalmsCocoa Body ButterCocoa Butter Hand CreamGardeners Hand Cream, Liquid Soap, Bar SoapShampoo Bars, Face Wash BarsBath & Body Oil

Olive oil is extracted from olives, the fruits of the olive tree (Olea europaea).  It is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, including oleic acid, which helps to moisturize and hydrate the skin. It forms a protective barrier on the skin's surface, preventing moisture loss and keeping the skin soft and supple.

Olive oil is also rich in squalene, a natural compound that helps promote skin regeneration and repair. It supports the skin's natural renewal process, helping to improve skin texture and tone over time.

Rice Bran Oil

Find it in our Foot Balms, Hand Creams, Body Butters, Face Washes, Body Scrubs

Rice bran, the outer layer of rice grains, is a natural ingredient that offers several benefits for skincare. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and nourishing compounds, rice bran has been used in skincare for centuries and we use it a lot of our formulas.

It is deeply moisturizing containing a high concentration of fatty acids, including oleic acid which help lock in moisture and keep the skin soft and supple.  It is rich in antioxidants, helps refine pores and promotes a smoother more even complexion

Hemp Oil

Find it in our Hand Cream and Body Butter

Hemp oil, also known as hemp seed oil, is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa). It is a rich source of essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.  It is deeply moisturising and helps hydrate the skin maintaining the skin's natural barrier function and prevent moisture loss.

Jojoba Oil
Find it in our Hand Cream, Body Butter, Day Serum, Night Serum, Bath & Body Oil, Shampoo Bars

Jojoba oil is very similar to the natural oils produced by our skin, making it an excellent moisturiser. It absorbs easily into the skin without leaving a greasy residue, helping to hydrate and soften the skin. Suitable for all skin types, including oily and acne-prone skin, it is not only non-comedogenic, meaning it does not clog pores but it also helps to regulate sebum production in the skin.  It can help to balance the skin's natural oil production, reducing excess oiliness without drying out the skin.

It is also rich in anti-inflammatory properties which can help soothe and calm irritated skin as well as antioxidants, such as vitamins E and B-complex, which help to protect the skin from environmental damage hydrating the skin and improving elasticity and leaving the skin looking radiant.

Argan Oil
 Find it in our Day Serum, Night Serum, Bath & Body Oil, Shampoo Bars, Serum for Men, Cuticle Oil

Argan oil, often referred to as "liquid gold," is rich in composition of fatty acid to help improve the skins elasticity, antioxidants, and vitamins. It is deeply hydrating and helps to restore the skin's moisture barrier as it absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy residue.  It is lightweight and non-greasy, making it suitable for all skin types including oily and acne-prone skin types. It helps to regulate sebum production, preventing excess oiliness without clogging pores.

Apricot Oil

 Find it in our Serum for MenDay Serum, Aftershave Balm

 Apricot oil is a very lightweight oil derived from the kernels of apricots, as with our other oils it has been chosen because it is rich in Vitamin E, an antioxidant, and is able to hydrate the skin without leaving a greasy residue, making it suitable for all skin types, including oily and acne-prone skin.

Apricot oil is rich in essential fatty acids, such as oleic and linoleic acid, which help to nourish and revitalise the skin. These fatty acids help to maintain the skin's moisture barrier, preventing dryness and dehydration.

Camelia Tea Oil
Find it in our Day Serum and Cuticle Oil

Camellia tea is rich in oleic acid, a fatty acid that helps to moisturise the skin without leaving it greasy. It penetrates deeply into the skin, providing hydration and improving moisture retention.

It contains antioxidants such as vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as polyphenols. These antioxidants help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

It is suitable for all skin types, including oily and acne-prone skin.

Calendula Oil

Castor Oil

Raspberry Seed Oil

Safflower Oil

Shea Oil

Grapeseed Oil

Neem Oil

Castor Oil

Vitamin E Oil