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Natural Essential oils

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Essential Oils

Products formulated with:

  • NO Parabens,
  • NO Phthalates,
  • NO Sulfates (SLS/SLES),
  • NO Mineral Oils,
  • NO Petrolatum,
  • NO Paraffin,
  • NO Silicones,
  • NO Lanolin,
  • NO Glicols (PEG),
  • NO MEA/DEA/TEA
  • NO PABA,
  • NO Synthetic Dyes,
  • NO Synthetic Fragrance,
  • NO Animal By-ingredients
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Acacia Concinna Fruit Extract*

Acacia Concinna Fruit Extract*

Shikakai nut extract. Shikakai is the Hindi name for the Acacia concinna shrub common in central and south India. It is one of the Ayurvedic herbs used for the prevention and treatment of such health problems as gastric disorders or oral diseases, as well as for diabetes prevention, cholesterol reduction, and the treatment of malaria. Thanks to their natural saponins (soaping agents) and a mild pH, Shikakai nuts are often called ‘the hair fruit’ by Indian women who have used them for centuries as an effective traditional hair cleanser and conditioner. Shikakai extract gently cleanses the hair without stripping it of its protective lipid layer. It stimulates hair growth and strengthens follicles without leaving the hair and scalp dry. It is also used to fight dandruff. The extract makes the hair denser, thicker and silky smooth. Shikakai nut extract has a high content of vitamin C (a natural antioxidant) and vitamins A, D, E and K. It protects the skin from fungal infections and has antibacterial properties. Cosmetic products containing Shikakai nut extract assist the treatment of such skin disorders as pruritus, psoriasis and eczema, and are recommended for sensitive skin which is prone to irritation.

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Acacia Senegal Gum*

Acacia Senegal Gum*

Gum obtained from the Senegal gum tree. It is a natural ingredient obtained from the sap collected from trees of the Acacia Senegal species of the legume family, which are found in Senegal, Somalia, Tanganyika and Australia. The trees grow up to 5 metres tall and form a distinctive umbrella-shaped canopy. Gum produced from the sap of Acacia Senegal trees is commonly known and used as an ingredient in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. The gum is actually a blend of salts of arabic and glucuronic acids. It is easily soluble in water and has a high viscosity. It has an anti-inflammatory effect and hence is frequently used to treat skin ulcerations and inflammations. In cosmetic products, it is usually used as a thickener to improve the viscosity of cosmetic formulations, or as a foam stabiliser in cleansers.

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Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Flower Extract*

Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Flower Extract*

The extract of common yarrow flowers. Yarrow is a hairy perennial plant with distinctive feathery foliage and an inflorescence composed of tiny white or pink flowers, found throughout Europe, Asia and North America. It has a bitter taste and a pleasant aroma. Its Latin name (Achillea) is derived from the mythical Achilles who supposedly used the herb to treat battle wounds. The second part of the name – Millefolium – translates as ‘thousands of leaves’ and refers to the appearance of the plant which is covered in lots of small feathery leaves. Yarrow also has many folk names, such as hundred leaved grass, bloodwort or arrowroot. Thanks to a wide range of actives, yarrow has a broad-spectrum effect on the human body. Its healing properties were mentioned as early as in the writings of Hippocrates, who claimed it was an effective cure for haemorrhoids. Yarrow also occupies a special place in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. It is applied topically to treat inflammations of the skin and mucosa and promote wound healing. It can also be taken internally to relieve gastrointestinal discomfort, bloating, or indigestion. The yarrow herb contains a wealth of substances which are highly valued as cosmetic ingredients, including yarrow essential oil rich in azulene, cineole, borneol, er- and β-pinene. In addition, yarrow is a valuable source of cyanogenic glycosides (achillein), flavonoids, choline, tannins, salicylic acid, vitamins A, C and K, and minerals, including manganese, cobalt, molybdenum, copper, iron and sulphur compounds. Applied topically, yarrow soothes irritation, has an anti-inflammatory effect, and promotes the healing and regeneration of damaged skin. It has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and protects damaged skin from secondary infections. It also supports the treatment of common acne or impetigo lesions, and is recommended for problem, oily and combination skin. Yarrow extract has a high content of vitamin C, which improves vascular elasticity and acts as an antioxidant protecting the skin from the free radicals responsible for aging. It stimulates the process of epidermal renewal, tightens skin pores, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and makes the skin smoother and firmer. Thanks to the natural content of ascorbic and glycolic acids, it removes dead cells and unclogs skin pores, refreshing and brightening the skin. Common yarrow is used as an ingredient in anti-wrinkle products, cosmetic formulations designed for problem skin, and regenerating and cleansing products.

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Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse chestnut) Seed Extract*

Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse chestnut) Seed Extract*

The extract of horse chestnuts. The horse chestnut, also known as the conker tree, is native to the Balkan Peninsula and widely cultivated in Poland and many other European countries. Thanks to the wealth of medicinal compounds and minerals it contains, the horse chestnut has been widely used in both conventional and alternative medicine (e.g. for treating varicose veins, relieving gastric discomfort, preventing oedema and stimulating blood circulation). In the cosmetic industry, extracts of horse chestnut fruits and seeds are commonly used as a source of such biologically active substances as flavonoids (astragalin, rutin, quercetin), coumarins, tannins and triterpenoid saponins, including aescins with anti-inflammatory, anti-swelling and venotonic properties. Aescin inhibits the activity of the enzymes that destroy capillary walls, thus preventing vascular leakage and making the capillaries more elastic and resistant to stretching or breaking. It prevents mild facial redness, ensuring a healthy-looking and refreshed fair complexion. Horse chestnut extract improves skin tightness and moisture levels, which makes it a valuable ingredient in cosmetic products for mature skin. It acts as a natural sunscreen and can also be added to formulations designed to reduce dark circles and puffiness under the eyes because it promotes lymphatic drainage and has anti-swelling properties. The ingredient is also used in anti-cellulite products to improve microcirculation and eliminate excess water accumulated in tissues. It is widely used in cooling gels for ‘tired’ legs with skin prone to dilated and fragile capillaries and so-called spider veins. Horse chestnut extract has a wide range of cosmetic uses. It is the active ingredient in many face cleansers, make-up removers, toners, masks, face creams and shampoos.

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Algae Extract*

Algae Extract*

A product obtained by algae extraction. It is rich in microelements and vitamins, and has moisturising and antibacterial properties. Vitamins E and C and ß-carotene contained in the algae have a free-radical scavenging capacity, strengthen vascular walls, stimulate processes in the skin and improve the skin tone.

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Balanites Aegyptiaca (Soap berry tree) Fruit Extract*

Balanites Aegyptiaca (Soap berry tree) Fruit Extract*

The extract of (the fruit of) the soap berry tree. The soap berry tree is an exceptional drought-tolerant plant native to the barren lands of Africa and West Asia. Its juicy bittersweet fruit is referred to as slave dates or Egyptian myrobalan. The fruit, as well as the bark, sap and roots, has been used in traditional African medicine to treat many health problems, including gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders, as well as rheumatic and parasitic diseases. Soap berry extract is used in cosmetic formulations because of its high content of actives, including proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, saponins, flavonoids and organic acids. It is a valuable ingredient in both regenerating cosmetic products and formulations that support the treatment of such inflammatory skin diseases as psoriasis or eczema.

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Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Extract*

Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Extract*

Bamboo extract. Bamboo is an exotic plant of the grass family, which is native to Asia. It is the world’s fastest-growing plant (it can grow up to 1 metre in 24 hours) and can reach a height of 35-40 metres. Bamboo is a symbol of longevity and happiness for the Chinese, and of purity for the Japanese. Due to its exceptional properties, including durability, light weight, antibacterial effect and elasticity, the plant has a wide range of uses in different industries: from construction, through musical instrument and paper making, right up to the textile industry. Bamboo is also widely used in the cosmetic industry because of the significant number (as many as 520) of actives it contains, including silica, amino acids, flavonoids, numerous minerals (as well as silica, it also contains iron, calcium, potassium, sodium and iodine), and vitamins. Bamboo extract is a valuable ingredient in cosmetic products which boost oxygen supply, have an anti-wrinkle or anti-cellulite effect, or strengthen capillaries. It also works well in products which renew and regenerate weak nails or hair which is prone to falling out. Valuable actives contained in bamboo include polyphenols, i.e. antioxidants. They help to slow down skin aging and improve skin firmness by inhibiting the formation of free radicals. Flavonoids at high concentrations strengthen capillaries, improving the condition of sensitive skin. They protect the skin from the harmful effect of the sun and reduce cellulite. Bamboo is a valuable source of silica, which is essential for the synthesis of collagen and elastin in the skin. Bamboo stems are used to produce powder containing up to 90% silica, which is excellent for acne-prone skin. This powder takes the form of a lightweight white dust composed of very fine loose particles. Applied to the skin, it provides a transparent finish without appearing chalky. It has excellent mattifying properties, reduces sebum secretion and soothes irritated acne-prone skin. Combined with benzoic acid, bamboo extract has an antiseptic, astringent and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin, and inhibits the growth of bacteria, yeast and mould.

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Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract*

Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract*

The extract of common marigold flowers. Common marigold, also known as calendula, is an aromatic herbaceous perennial, growing up to 50 cm tall. It blooms during summer. In countries where the temperature never drops below zero, marigolds will produce flowers all year long. Marigold flowers are intense orange or yellow in colour, sometimes with a darker centre. The marigold is native to the Mediterranean region. It was used as a medicinal herb and a dye material by many ancient cultures, including the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Indians. In the Middle Ages, marigolds were commonly grown in kitchen gardens as an effective herbal remedy for many ailments. Marigold promotes the healing of wounds and ulcerations. Taken internally, it relieves fever and helps to fight chronic infections. The decoction of fresh marigold petals normalises blood circulation and relieves the pain caused by varicose veins. Marigold flower extract is known for its soothing, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, anti-haemorrhagic and circulation-stimulating properties, and is used widely as an ingredient in products which promote tissue regeneration and healing. It also helps treat insect stings and bites, as well as dislocation of joints and eye inflammation. Thanks to its antifungal properties, marigold flower extract is frequently used as an ingredient in foot care products. It does not cause allergic reactions or irritations even in children or people with very sensitive skin.

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Carica Papaya Fruit Extract*

Carica Papaya Fruit Extract*

The extract of the papaya fruit. Papaya is a tree-shaped perennial growing up to 10m tall. It comes from South America, but is now widely cultivated in all tropical regions. Often called ‘the wonder fruit,’ papaya is valued not only for its taste, but also for its outstanding medicinal properties, which include supporting gastrointestinal and cardiovascular function, and anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects. Papaya fruit is also used in cosmetic formulations on account of its high content of many different nutrients, including antioxidants, vitamins A and C, carotenoids, flavonoids and folic acid, as well as such minerals as potassium, magnesium, copper and iron, and as many as 212 organic amino acids. In addition, papaya is a valuable source of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), which strengthens the hair and skin, and of numerous enzymes, including papain which cleanses the skin by removing dead epidermis and stimulates skin renewal. The enzyme works effectively, yet very gently, which makes it an excellent ingredient in enzyme peels that can be applied even to sensitive or couperose skin. Thanks to its high antioxidant content, papaya is an effective free radical scavenger. It helps to keep a youthful-looking skin for longer, reduces wrinkles, and minimises their appearance. Papaya extract is also used in moisturising cosmetics because of its ability to absorb and bind moisture in the epidermis. It makes the skin smoother, stimulates blood circulation, and has a nourishing and refreshing effect. It provides a matte finish and evens out the skin tone.

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Centella Asiatica Extract*

Centella Asiatica Extract*

Pennywort extract. Pennywort is an aromatic medicinal herb native to India, China and Indonesia. Its common name ‘Gotu Kola’ means ‘a cup-shaped leaf’ in Sinhala. It is also called the tiger herb or tiger’s claw. The beneficial effect and medicinal properties of pennywort have long been recognized by Indian medicine – Ayurveda – which has used the herb widely for centuries to fight fever, stimulate appetite, improve eyesight and memory, as well as to treat many diseases of the urinary, circulatory and digestive systems, and such skin conditions as vitiligo, eczema or psoriasis. Gotu Kola is widely used in cosmetic formulations because of the conditioning properties of the flavonoids, triterpenoid saponins, essential oils and vitamins A, C and E it contains. Triterpenoid saponins prove particularly useful, and their beneficial effect on the skin is a scientifically proven fact. The compounds have an outstanding anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect, and stimulate collagen synthesis. They contribute to the improvement in skin density and elasticity, help reduce wrinkles and boost skin moisture levels. They stimulate cell renewal, improve blood circulation and strengthen blood vessels, helping to reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. Pennywort extract is widely used in anti-aging and anti-acne products, cosmetics for dry and sensitive skin, and formulations designed for the skin with cellulite or stretch marks. It is also a popular ingredient in cosmetic products for skin with dilated capillaries or rosacea.

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Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Flower Extract*

Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Flower Extract*

The extract of camomile flowers. Camomile is an annual herbaceous plant with daisy-like flowers which bloom throughout the summer. Camomile fosters the growth of plants growing close by, and is thus considered an excellent companion plant for growing in vegetable gardens. An infusion of dried camomile buds and flowers is believed to stimulate digestion and relieve nervous tension. Applied externally, it accelerates the healing of wounds, sunburns, haemorrhoids, and eye inflammation. Camomile infusion used as a rinse for blond hair intensifies its colour and provides sheen. Camomile contains many essential oils. Some of these are converted to chamazulene, which has strong anti-allergic properties. For this reason, the extract of camomile flower heads is a valued ingredient in cosmetic products for people prone to allergies. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, disinfectant and irritation-relieving properties, camomile works well as an ingredient in soothing skin care products, especially those designed for irritated or acne skin. It is widely used in sunscreens and after-sun products as well as hair care products which lighten the hair or protect its natural blond colour. Camomile essential oil is used in the perfume industry and often added as a fragrance to face toners and shower and bath products.

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Chlorella Vulgaris (Green Algae) Extract*

Chlorella Vulgaris (Green Algae) Extract*

Chlorella was one of the first single-cell green microalgae (2 to 8 μm in size) to be discovered. It has existed on the Earth for 2 million years. The amino acid composition of chlorella is very similar to the composition of human collagen. Chlorella has an antiangiogenic effect and promotes vascular regeneration. It is used in skin care products which prevent capillary breakage or treat acne lesions, and due to its lightening properties it is also included in formulations which lighten dark circles under the eyes.

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Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Powder*

Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Powder*

Chondrus crispus is a species of red algae commonly called Irish moss, whose Irish name is ‘Carrageen,’ meaning ‘little rock.’ It grows in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. Containing natural proteins, minerals, vitamin C and vitamins B, including B1, B2, B5 and PP, it is used extensively in the pharmaceutical industry to produce tablets, and in the food industry for beer clearing. It also has some medicinal effects, especially on the gastrointestinal tract. In the British royal court, it used to be administered as a remedy for inflammatory conditions of the respiratory and urinary tracts, as well as diarrhoea, dysentery and rickets. Irish moss is also used in the cosmetic industry for its excellent moisturising properties (it reduces transepidermal water loss) and ability to soften the skin and soothe irritations. It effectively regenerates the skin, making it tighter and rejuvenated. It stimulates microcirculation, energises the skin and increases the rate of skin cell metabolism. In addition, it controls the release of actives into the skin, prolonging their action. It makes the skin elastic and velvety smooth. Irish moss contains no sensitising ingredients and is well tolerated by all skin types. It is used in face and body care products, especially those designed for dry and damaged skin, as well as in hair care and anti-cellulite products. Carrageen is also a natural alternative to paraffin oil, silicones and synthetic emollients.

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Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract*

Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract*

The extract of the fruit of the grapefruit tree. Grapefruit, also known as ‘the lemon of paradise,’ is the healthiest of citrus fruits. It has a variety of health benefits: it promotes digestion, detoxifies the body and increases metabolism. It is recommended to diabetes patients because of its ability to lower blood glucose levels. It also demonstrates strong anti-atherosclerotic properties which help to reduce the risk of acute myocardial infarction and stroke. It improves the condition and appearance of skin thanks to the valuable nutrients it contains, including vitamin C at a high concentration, as well as amino acids, carbon dioxide, and fruit acids. It moisturises and cleanses the skin, and has a relaxing and toning effect. It strengthens blood vessels. Thanks to its high vitamin C content, it neutralises free radicals and provides protection from the harmful effects of the sun. It has a firming and cleansing effect, and gives radiance to the complexion. It is beneficial for the nervous system and helps to relieve stress.

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Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract*

Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract*

Oil extracted from the rind of the lemon fruit. Lemon, or Citrus limon, is a perennial species of the rue family, which was probably first crossbred as a hybrid of lime and citron. It originates from Southeast China, but no longer grows there in the wild. It is widespread in the Mediterranean region (e.g. in Italy, Spain and Greece), as well as in Mexico and the US. Lemons are a rich source of flavonoids, hydroxy acids and vitamin C. Lemon peel extract is used as an ingredient in products which have anti-wrinkle, astringent, antiseptic and refreshing effects. It demonstrates anti-inflammatory properties and strengthens capillaries, minimising redness and erythema. It helps to eliminate swelling and hyperpigmentation, lightens the skin and exfoliates cornified epidermis. It stimulates collagen synthesis. It is used in cosmetic products for oily, acne-prone and couperose skin, and is perfect to ensure a smooth, firm and radiant complexion. It can also be used as a fragrance.

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Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract*

Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract*

The crocus is one of the most popular flowering plants which bloom in early spring. Its flowers symbolise youth and a new beginning. The basic function of the substances contained in the crocus bulb is to store nutrients. For this reason, crocus bulbs are used in the cosmetic industry. Research shows that the extract of crocus bulbs stimulates communication between the cells of the epidermis and dermis, increasing the synthesis of growth factors in keratinocytes. The extract also increases collagen and elastin synthesis, restores the skin’s suppleness and firmness, reverses aging and effectively rejuvenates the skin.

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Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract*

Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract*

Field horsetail extract. Field horsetail is so widespread in the colder regions of the northern hemisphere that it is commonly regarded as a weed. Research shows, though, that field horsetail is closely related to the tree-sized ferns of the Mesozoic era, and its cells contain more chromosomes than human cells. The plants are rough to the touch because their stems contain silica, which reinforces their structure. Horsetails were traditionally used for scouring metal objects or polishing brass, or as a substitute for fine-grade sandpaper used on hardwood. Folk medicine recommended horsetail for strengthening hair, nails, bones and tendons. Horsetail decoction was used as a remedy for urinary infections and an anti-haemorrhagic agent; it was applied topically to staunch wounds and used to stop nasal bleeding and treat hemoptysis. Horsetail extract contains high quality silicon in a water-soluble form which is easily absorbed by the body. Silicon plays an essential role in collagen synthesis. It strengthens and improves the elasticity of bones, tendons, nails and hair, which makes it an important ingredient in anti-aging and firming products. The diverse minerals contained in horsetail extract have a stimulating and revitalising effect and support the function of the circulatory system, while the tannins contained in the extract demonstrate astringent properties and normalise sebum secretion. For these reasons, cosmetic formulations enriched with horsetail extract make the skin healthy and radiant. Horsetail extract is typically used in elasticity-improving skin care products, antiperspirants, and massage lotions and oils. It is also a valuable ingredient in cosmetic formulations which prevent scalp oiliness and hair loss.

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Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract*

Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract*

Gardenia (also called Tiaré Māori or Tahitian gardenia) grows in the wild in Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia in the South Pacific. It is one of the few plants cultivated in Polynesia. Tiaré flower contains abundant aroma compounds and esters which make up a blend of 80 aromatic substances typical of the gardenia fragrance. They include dihydroconiferyl alcohol (DHC) and its natural derivatives responsible for gardenia’s vanilla scent, as well as terpene alcohols, esters and methyl salicylate, which is one of the distinctive qualities of the Tiaré flower essence. Tiaré is a symbol of Tahiti and the national flower of French Polynesia. Gardenia flowers are used in flower necklaces which are called ‘Ei’ in Tahiti, or ‘Lei’ in Hawaii. Polynesian women wear them as decoration and present them to tourists. Tiaré is one of the plants used extensively in traditional Polynesian medicine. Macerated in coconut oil, it produces so-called monoi oil, which is used to treat a wide range of health problems from mosquito bites, through headaches, right up to liver cancer. Flower buds pounded with monoi oil are used to treat earaches and dress wounds, especially when combined with breadfruit sap. There have been several studies intended to confirm the moisturising properties of monoi oil. In one study in 1998, monoi oil was compared with other oils (coconut, Vaseline, jojoba and shea oils) to evaluate their moisturising properties and effects on the skin following topical application. At 6 hours after application, monoi oil demonstrated the best moisturising action, which means it has a more lasting effect on the skin than the other oils.

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Gypsophila Paniculata (Baby's breath) Root Extract*

Gypsophila Paniculata (Baby's breath) Root Extract*

Gypsophila Paniculata is a medicinal plant native to Europe and Central Asia. It is more commonly known as ‘baby's breath.’ It is a popular filler plant used in floral arrangements. The root of baby's breath is used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes due to its high content of triterpenoid saponins, phytosterols, oligo- and polysaccharides and glycosides. Baby's breath is also used in the cosmetics industry as an ingredient in soaps, shampoos, shower gels, face washes, make-up removers and toners due to its saponins, which decrease the surface tension of water and form high-foaming aqueous solutions. They increase the permeability of cell membranes, promoting the penetration of nutrients into the tissues.

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Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch hazel) Leaf Extract*

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch hazel) Leaf Extract*

An extract obtained from the leaves of witch hazel. Witch hazel is a deciduous shrub which can grow up to 6 metres tall. It blooms in autumn and bears fruit when it starts shedding leaves. Witch hazel is native to Canada and the north-eastern part of the US. Native Americans used the antihaemorrhagic and astringent properties of the plant to stop bleeding and treat inflammation and haemorrhoids. Early European settlers in North America adopted witch hazel from the natives and used it as a remedy for diarrhoea and dysentery. Witch hazel bark soaked in whiskey was often applied directly to open wounds to fight infections and promote healing. Today, witch hazel bark and leaves are still used in folk medicine to relieve gastrointestinal problems and treat wounds, damaged tissues and broken capillaries. Witch hazel is also an effective remedy for rosacea and hot flushes during the menopause. The extract of witch hazel leaves can also be applied externally to treat eye infections and soothe itching from insect bites and stings. Witch hazel has been listed as a patent-protected cosmetic product and medicine since the 19th century. Thanks to its cleansing, softening and astringent properties, it is excellent for use on skin which is sensitive and oily at the same time. Applied to dry or irritated skin, witch hazel extract stimulates the blood supply, refreshing and soothing the skin and evening out its tone. Because of a high concentration of phenolic compounds, which are effective antioxidants, witch hazel leaf extract is also widely used in anti-aging and after-sun skin care.

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Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea buckthorn) Fruit Extract*

Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea buckthorn) Fruit Extract*

Sea buckthorn is an ornamental deciduous shrub widespread in most Asia and Europe. The Latin name of the plant means ‘a shiny horse’ and dates back to the times of Alexander the Great, when sea buckthorn was fed to horses. Animals eating the leaves and young shoots of sea buckthorn would put on weight quickly, and their coat would become shiny. All parts of the sea buckthorn shrub – from its roots, through the stem and leaves, right up to fruits and seeds – are a source of numerous nutrients and biologically active substances which have a beneficial effect on the human body. For this reason, the plant is used widely in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Sea buckthorn fruit, called berries, is orange or yellow in colour. It is fragrant and juicy, with a characteristic tart and sour flavour. Their distinctive aroma is made up of as many as 74 volatile compounds, most of which are esters. The berries are a very rich source of vitamins, minerals and polyphenols. Their pulp is made up of 8 to 12% oil. In total, sea buckthorn berries contain 14 vitamins and 4 pro-vitamins, including 10 times more vitamin C than oranges, 3 times more vitamin A than carrots, and 4 times more vitamin E than sunflower seeds. Apart from strong antioxidants, they contain many amino acids, fatty and organic acids, as well as flavonoids and micro- and macroelements. The extract of sea buckthorn berries is used in cosmetic products for skin which is damaged, excessively dry, flaky, wrinkled and in need of regeneration. It is an ingredient in formulations designed for skin with dilated capillaries and rosacea, as well as for aging skin which needs to have its firmness and suppleness restored. It is also a natural sunscreen which protects the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals and the sun thanks to its outstanding antioxidant properties and the ability to absorb UV radiation. Valued as an ingredient in skin care products which eliminate hyperpigmentation, it additionally gives an attractive sunny tone to the complexion. It is also used in hair care products where it prevents hair loss, demonstrates anti-dandruff activity, and has a beneficial effect on the appearance and condition of the hair.

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Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract*

Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract*

The extract of barley grass. The dry extract of young barley (Hordeum vulgare) is produced by lyophilization i.e. spray drying the juice under low temperature and pressure. This process preserves all the biologically active ingredients of the fresh juice, as well as its aroma and colour. Barley grass extract has a beneficial effect on both human health and appearance. It is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, chlorophyll and amino acids. In addition, it contains B vitamins, vitamins C, E and K, beta-carotene and folic acid, as well as many minerals, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, silicon, manganese, zinc and iron. It is also valued for its strong antioxidant properties. Thanks to its high chlorophyll content, it is recommended for people with acne and skin lesions. It has an anti-inflammatory and disinfectant effect, which is essential for problem skins. It contains the antioxidant glycosyl isovitexin, which has anti-wrinkle and anti-aging properties. It enhances skin firmness and elasticity and strengthens the vascular walls. It deeply hydrates dry and sagging skin, making it smoother and firmer. Thanks to a high content of dietary fibre, it is excellent for people watching their weight. It contains 7 times more vitamin C than oranges and as much as 30 times more vitamin B1 than milk!

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Humulus Lupulus (Hop) Cone Extract*

Humulus Lupulus (Hop) Cone Extract*

The extract of the common hop plant. Common hop is a herbaceous plant in the Cannabaceae family, native to Europe, Siberia and North America. The beneficial properties of hops have been recognized by the cosmetic industry, which uses the plant in anti-aging products for their high content of phytohormones, which stimulate skin metabolism and boost collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid synthesis. Hops promote epidermal renewal, prevent skin sagging, strengthen skin structure and stimulate regeneration. Phytohormones provide proper hydration for the skin, improving its tightness and elasticity and enhancing its tone. In addition, hop extract contains flavonoids, xanthohumol, triterpenes, rutin, tannins, essential oils, resins, terpenes and sesquiterpenes, polyphenols and sulfur compounds. It demonstrates antiseptic, cleansing, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is used in formulations designed for oily, combination and acne-prone skin because it reduces sebum secretion, tightens skin pores and promotes the healing of inflammations and eruptions. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, it inhibits the oxidation of vitamin C. It contains rutin which strengthens blood vessels and relieves irritations and redness. Hop extract is a popular ingredient in hair cleansing and conditioning products, especially for hair which is oily or prone to dandruff or falling out. It strengthens hair follicles and adds volume and shine to the hair. It also supports the treatment of scalp psoriasis and pruritus.

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Hydrolyzed Algin*

Hydrolyzed Algin*

Hydrolyzed algae extract derived from algae or seaweed. It is a humectant and conditioning agent. Combined with zinc sulphate, it normalises sebum secretion. It prevents acne breakouts and soothes skin irritations.

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Hypericum Perforatum (Saint John's wort) Flower Extract*

Hypericum Perforatum (Saint John's wort) Flower Extract*

Saint John's wort is a common herbaceous plant that can be found primarily in meadows, clearings and copses, on hill slopes and along wood edges. It occurs in Europe and Asia (except for the far north), North America, Australia and North Africa. It is widespread over the entire territory of Poland. The plant’s common name, St. John’s wort, has a folk origin and comes from the plant usually blooming before the 25th of June. It is one of the most popular herbs used in natural medicine for treating numerous conditions, including digestive, urinary and nervous system disorders and skin inflammations. In the past, St. John’s wort was considered to have magical powers. It was believed to ward off evil spirits and protect from hexes. St. John’s wort extract owes its beneficial properties to an abundance of flavonoids (rutin, quercetin), essential oils, catechin tannins, acids, carotenes, vitamin C and mineral salts. In addition, it contains high quantities of the red pigment hypericin, and the antibiotic hyperforin. St. John’s wort demonstrates anti-inflammatory, toning, astringent, soothing, healing and protective properties. For these reasons, it is used in cosmetic products for oily, combination and acne-prone skin. Thanks to rutin and quercetin, the extract also strengthens capillaries and reduces the permeability of vascular walls. It is used in mouth rinses and in the treatment of vitiligo. It helps to eliminate unwanted odours from cosmetic products.

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Lavandula Stoechas (Lavender) Extract*

Lavandula Stoechas (Lavender) Extract*

French lavender is native to the Mediterranean region. It can grow from 30 to 100 cm tall. Its flowers, pale purple (lavender) in colour, are borne in 2-3 cm long spikes on top of leafless stalks. This lavender variety has developed ‘false’ butterfly-shaped flowers to attract pollinating insects and ensure the continuation of the species. For this reason, the plant is also known by a common name ‘butterfly lavender.’ The ancient Egyptians used butterfly lavender for embalming, the Phoenicians made it into perfumes, and the Romans used it to scent their bathwater. Lavender was known to many ancient civilizations, and reached the peak of its popularity in ancient Greece. It also contributed to the outstanding success of the first French luxury perfume stores. Its medicinal properties have been known for a long time, too. Due to its delicate fragrance and energising colour, lavender has always been associated with luxury, beauty and the sweet aromas of the Mediterranean region.

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Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract*

Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract*

The extract of the fruit of the acerola plant. Acerola, also called Barbados cherry, is an evergreen shrub native to Central America and the Caribbean. Today, it is also cultivated in South America, the US, Australia and the tropical regions of Asia and Africa. Brazil is the largest producer of acerola. The small, sour acerola drupes are famous for their record-setting vitamin C content – one acerola drupe weighing 4.5 g contains as much vitamin C as one kilogram of lemons. In addition, acerola fruits contain substantial quantities of pro-vitamin A, thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin PP) and such minerals as calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper and selenium. Thanks to its high content of vitamin C and other nutrients, acerola is beneficial for both health and beauty. It effectively fights infections and supports the immune system. It is also famous for its amazing rejuvenating properties. It is a potent antioxidant which protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Acerola extract is also a delicate natural UV filter which provides skin protection from UVA radiation and can soothe sunburn should this occur. In addition, it demonstrates moisturising and lightening properties, strengthens blood vessels and stimulates the circulation, improving the oxygen and nutrient supply to skin cells. Thanks to its high vitamin C content, it stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis in cells, activating processes associated with skin regeneration. Many facial cream and mask formulations combine acerola with other actives. The products enhance the appearance and overall condition of skin, making it supple, elastic and subtly brightened.

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Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract*

Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract*

The extract of the flowers of the mallow plant. Mallow is a short-lived herbaceous plant growing in temperate climates in Europe and Asia. For centuries, it has been cultivated as an ornamental garden plant for its attractive white, pink, red or purple flowers. The name Malva comes from the Greek word malazos, which means ‘soft’ and refers to the plant’s emollient properties. Mallow extract has been used medicinally for treating upper respiratory tract ailments, catarrh, coughs, stomach ulcers, and during the menopause. Cosmetic products formulated with mallow extract have an anti-inflammatory, astringent and skin strengthening effect attributable to its flavonoids. They inhibit the proliferation of bacteria on the skin, effectively preventing acne breakouts and pus-filled eruptions. Thanks to its high content of beneficial actives, including proteins, flavonoids, tannins, vitamins A, B1 and C, mucilage and mineral compounds, mallow extract demonstrates strong moisturising, nourishing and antioxidant properties. It significantly improves the biomechanical functions of the skin, preventing excessive moisture loss. It gives the skin a healthy tone and makes it perfectly soft and smooth. It has an anti-swelling, soothing and calming effect, especially on delicate and sensitive skin. Used in cosmetic formulations for couperose skin, it strengthens capillaries and reduces their permeability.

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Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract*

Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract*

The extract of peppermint leaves. Peppermint is a fast-spreading perennial herbaceous plant with an intense and refreshing bittersweet scent. It is found in temperate climates on all continents, including Europe, West and Central Asia and North America. It typically grows on sandy and loamy soils but requires moist habitats, so it is most widespread along the banks of rivers, streams and drainage ditches, as well as in meadows and pastures. It is an accurate water table indicator. Mint is a home remedy for headaches, fever and indigestion. It has a sedative and normalising effect on the nervous system, and is beneficial for the heart. Used as a mouthwash or gargle, it relieves toothache and soothes swollen gums and canker sores. Due to its large content of menthol, which is a strong antibacterial agent, mint leaf extract is added to cosmetic products recommended for oily and acne-prone skin. Mint leaf extract has soothing and calming properties: its cooling and circulation-stimulating effect helps to reduce pain, making it an effective ingredient in ointments applied to joint dislocations and bruises. Mint leaf extract is also widely used as an insect repellent.

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Myrciaria Dubia (Camu camu) Fruit Extract*

Myrciaria Dubia (Camu camu) Fruit Extract*

The extract of the fruit of the camu camu tree. Myrciaria dubia, commonly known as camu camu or cacari, is a small bushy tree native to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and Peru. Its small fruit is extraordinarily sour and has the highest naturally occurring vitamin C content in the world – 60 times more than oranges! The fruit also contains a wide range of minerals (calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron), proteins, beta-carotene, amino acids and vitamins. This blend of precious constituents makes the extract of cacari fruit a highly effective antioxidant agent which prevents skin aging, eliminates lines and wrinkles, and lightens hyperpigmentation. It helps to improve the condition and appearance of the complexion, especially in the case of mature skin. It moisturises and nourishes the skin, restoring its velvety smoothness and elasticity and enhancing the skin tone. Used in hair care products, camu camu extract provides nourishment, adds shine and has a detangling effect. It also has a wide range of medicinal properties – it supports the immune system, relieves joint pain, reduces inflammation and improves eyesight.

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Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder*

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder*

Rice powder produced by grinding rice grains. The major constituent of rice is starch. Rice grains contain about 90% starch, 7% gluten and nitrogen compounds, 1% sugars and 0.8% fatty acids. Thanks to its high content of carbohydrates and proteins, rice has a high nutritional value. Powdered rice grains are used for treating inflammation. They are applied as compresses to relieve the symptoms of skin infections. In the cosmetic industry, rice is used for its ability to remove dead cells from the surface of skin, as well as to lighten the skin and enhance its structure.

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Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch*

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch*

Starch derived from Asian rice grains is used in baby powders instead of talcum, as well as in powder-textured make-up cosmetics to improve the glide of the products and lend a smooth and soft finish to the skin. Asian rice starch also has excellent soothing and calming properties, and improves skin nourishment and hydration.

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Panax Ginseng Root Extract*

Panax Ginseng Root Extract*

The extract of the ginseng plant. Ginseng is also referred to as the all-healing plant due to its remarkable health benefits. The word ginseng derives from Chinese and means ‘man-root.’ It is a long-lived herbaceous plant which can grow from 30 to 70 cm tall. It is native to East Asia, where it is widespread over a territory stretching from Nepal through China, Korea and Japan, right down to Southeast Asia. The traditional medicine of the Far East has recognized the curative properties of ginseng for over 4,000 years, and used the plant as a panacea for a wide range of ailments affecting the nervous and cardiovascular systems, to treat erectile dysfunction, relieve the symptoms of menopause and andropause, and manage diabetes. The remarkable, clinically-proven health benefits of ginseng are attributable to the content of numerous (approx. 200) unique biologically active substances, the most important being the so-called ginsengosides (triterpenoid saponins) which increase the oxygen-binding ability of haemoglobin, thus improving the oxygen supply to internal organs. In addition, ginseng root is a rich source of vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E), a wide array of microelements (calcium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, potassium, selenium, magnesium, copper, molybdenum), proteoglycans – panaxans, and amino acids. It is used in cosmetic products for its antioxidant and rejuvenating, slimming, anti-cellulite, moisturising (humectant), regenerating and revitalizing properties, and the ability to improve blood supply and support the skin’s immune function. It is also valued as an ingredient which can rebuild and strengthen the hair. Formulations containing ginseng are recommended for all skin types, and especially for tired, dull and pale skin, and for people who experience prolonged exposure to environmental aggressors (stress, UV radiation, environmental pollution). Thanks to its strong antibacterial properties, this ingredient is also effective in formulations designed for young skin which is prone to oiliness and acne eruptions. It promotes the healing of comedones and inflamed skin, and prevents new blemishes. It effectively improves the condition of skin, making it healthier and more radiant.

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Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) Fruit Extract*

Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) Fruit Extract*

The extract of the fruit of the guarana plant. Guarana is a plant native to South America, and takes its name from the Guarani tribe which lives in the territory where it was first discovered. The indigenous peoples of South America believed it to be a magical herb, a gift from the gods and an elixir of youth, and used it to improve their physical and mental performance during intense exertion. The botanical name of guarana comes from the German scientist Christian Paullini, who discovered the plant in the 18th century. The extract of guarana fruits contains a high amount of caffeine (4 times more than the fruits of the coffee shrub), as well as theobromine and theophylline, saponins, starch, tannins and vitamin B3 – stimulating ingredients which reduce swelling and promote the removal of toxins from the body. Combined with other extracts, it has a beneficial effect on the appearance and condition of skin. Guarana is used in anti-wrinkle face care for its antioxidant effect and ability to reduce wrinkles and improve the firmness of sagging skin lacking in suppleness. It is also found in eye care products which eliminate dark circles and puffiness under the eyes (because of its ability to stimulate microcirculation), and in a wide range of body care products with slimming and anti-cellulite properties. It promotes the breakdown of adipose tissue, prevents fat deposition and stimulates lymph flow, preventing oedema and cellulite. It stimulates blood circulation by promoting the dilation of blood vessels. It has warming and energising properties. It is used in shampoos and hair conditioners because it assists the treatment of androgenic baldness by stimulating hair growth.

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Pinus Sylvestris (Pine) Bud Extract*

Pinus Sylvestris (Pine) Bud Extract*

The extract is produced from the buds of the pine tree, also called the Scots pine. This evergreen tree species in the Pinaceae family is widespread across Northern and Central Europe and Eastern Siberia. Pine buds are a rich source of valuable actives, including essential oils, tannins, vitamin C, flavonoids and bitter compounds. They are used widely in both the cosmetic and the pharmaceutical industries, especially in products for the adjuvant treatment of upper respiratory tract infections (the common cold, coughs, bronchitis), body cleansing therapies, and as a diaphoretic and antipyretic agent. Pine bud extract is used as an ingredient in cosmetic formulations for skin which is dry, acne-prone, or affected by such problems as eczema or psoriasis. It demonstrates antiseptic properties, relieves inflammation, cleanses the skin and normalises sebum secretion. It makes skin smoother and softer. It is also popular as an ingredient in hair care products because of its ability to fight seborrhoea and dandruff, eliminate inflammation affecting hair follicles, and prevent hair loss.

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Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum*

Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum*

Mastic gum is a soft and fragrant natural resin derived from the sap of the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus) native to the Mediterranean region. The evergreen tree is cultivated primarily on the Greek Island of Chios, and is also called ‘the tears of Chios’ because as it flows out of a scored tree it forms teardrops. The bactericidal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of mastic gum have been known since antiquity. The gum is used in cosmetic products for oily and acne-prone skin because of its astringent action. In addition, mastic gum also has a soothing effect on couperose skin due to its ability to tighten dilated capillaries.

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Prunus Persica (Peach) Juice*

Prunus Persica (Peach) Juice*

Peach juice is extracted from the flesh of the fruit produced by the peach tree in the rose family. Its Latin name Prunus Persica literally means ‘Persian plum’ and derives from the belief that it originally came to Europe from Persia. However, this popular fruit-bearing tree is actually native to China, where it has been known for more than 4,000 years. The peach fruit is not only delicious, but also easy to digest and rich in highly bioavailable nutrients. Peaches contain vitamins A and C, vitamins B (B1, B2, B3, B6, PP), minerals (potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, boron) and organic acids. For this reason, they are especially recommended for elderly, sickly and anaemic people, children and pregnant women. Peach juice is a popular ingredient in natural cosmetics, and the term ‘peachy skin’ refers to smooth and firm skin with a healthy glow. Peaches are used in cosmetic formulations which have toning, refreshing, cleansing, moisturising, anti-wrinkle or smoothing effects, or which generally improve the skin appearance and tone. Peaches have antioxidant properties and stimulate skin cell renewal, making the skin firmer and more elastic. Thanks to their boron and iodine content, they also rejuvenate the skin and prevent wrinkles. Peach juice demonstrates antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, tightens skin pores and lightens hyperpigmentation, helping eliminate acne. It reduces skin dryness and improves hydration, while enhancing the skin’s natural sun protection.

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Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract*

Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract*

The extract of the fruit of the pomegranate tree. The pomegranate is a large shrub or small tree that grows up to 7.5m tall. It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant for its large bright red flowers and glossy leaves. The pomegranate tree is native to Iran and the northern parts of India at the foot of the Himalayas. It has been cultivated for centuries throughout the Middle East. Evidence shows that it was already being used as food a thousand years ago. In Ayurvedic medicine, the extract of the bark, leaves, unripe fruits and peel of pomegranates was widely used as a remedy for diarrhoea, dysentery and haemorrhage due to its astringent properties. Pomegranate juice is used for the treatment of gastritis and can counterbalance a diet rich in sweets and fats, while pomegranate flower infusion used as a gargle can soothe inflamed mouth and throat and help to treat periodontal diseases. Pomegranate extract is a rich source of vitamins and mineral salts. With its high vitamin C content, it has a strong antioxidant effect, while also preventing collagen deficiency. For these reasons, it is an effective cosmetic ingredient in products which help to retain skin suppleness and slow down aging. Pomegranate extract is also a valuable ingredient in oily skin care because of its high content of zinc, which neutralises acids and has an antibacterial effect.

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Pyrus Malus (Apple) Juice*

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Juice*

Juice extracted from apples. The apple is a paradise fruit that came to Europe from the Middle East. It is a symbol of health, life, good harvest, fertility and love, as well as immortality, wealth and power. It appears both in Greek mythology and in Christian tradition, and has been a recurrent motive in literature and culture. This delicious and healthy fruit has about 10 thousand known cultivars, and its name in Slavonic languages means ‘moist’ or ‘juicy.’ Due to their remarkable nutritional properties, apples have a wide range of applications in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. In skin care, they are used primarily for their fruit acids (AHAs, alpha hydroxy acids), which have an exfoliating, firming and slightly tightening effect on the skin. In addition, apple juice is rich in vitamins A, B, C and K, phytoproteins, flavonoids and phenols. Cosmetic products containing AHAs promote proper skin hydration, lighten slight hyperpigmentation, and are beneficial for dull, dry, tired and pallid skin. They also work well on oily and acne prone-skin because they tighten skin pores, normalise sebum secretion and help to exfoliate cornified epidermis, stimulating skin renewal and promoting regeneration. They demonstrate soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Thanks to its phenolic compounds and vitamin C, apple juice has antioxidant properties, helps to eliminate free radicals and prevents skin sagging. It prevents premature skin aging by strengthening collagen fibres. Apples are a valuable ingredient in skin care products with moisturising and elasticising effects. Most importantly, they are used in skin exfoliating and smoothing formulations.

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Rosa Gallica (French rose) Flower Extract*

Rosa Gallica (French rose) Flower Extract*

The French rose, also called the rose of Provins, the apothecary's rose, or the red rose of Lancaster, is a deciduous shrub which grows up to 120 cm tall. At the turn of spring and summer, it produces single fragrant, deep pink flowers. The French rose thrives on well drained soils in full sun to semi-shade. It can survive temperatures down to −35°C. It is native to Southern and Central Europe. It forms large and dense thickets and often spreads on roadsides, but is also grown in gardens as a hedge or ornamental plant. The first people to cultivate the French rose were the ancient Romans. It was mentioned as ‘the rose of Miletus’ by Pliny the Elder in his writings, and depicted in frescoes in the houses at Pompeii. In the Middle Ages, French roses were cultivated for their medicinal properties. In the early 19th century they were often grown in parks and gardens because of their decorative qualities. The French rose has a long history of culinary and medicinal uses. Fresh petals are used as a garnish, while candied petals and rose water produced by petal maceration are used for flavouring sweets (e.g. Turkish delight). Rosehip tea, with a high vitamin C content, stimulates the immune system and is regarded as an effective preventive and remedy for scurvy. Due to its high vitamin C content, rose petal infusion is taken internally to treat the common cold, bronchial infections, gastritis and diarrhoea, as well as to prevent or treat scurvy. It can also be applied externally as a cure for eye inflammation, sore throat and minor skin injuries and irritations. French rose petals are subjected to steam distillation to produce essential oil which is used as a natural antidepressant in aromatherapy. The essential oil extracted from French rose petals has an attractive spicy aroma and is widely used in fragrance compositions. It is often added to body care products due to its antibacterial, astringent and toning properties. The essential oil extracted from rose petals promotes proper skin hydration and strengthens capillaries, so it is particularly recommended for mature, dry or irritated skin.

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Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*

Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*

Rosa moschata, commonly called the musk rose, is a shrub which grows up to 2 m tall. It has elastic curved stems bearing purple prickles. Its dark green leaves are oval and glossy, and its flowers are white, pink, or occasionally yellow, with a musky scent. The musk rose is native to Europe. It is mainly cultivated in the UK for its beautiful flowers. It also grows in the wild in the foothills of the Andes in Chile and Argentina. Oil extracted from musk rose seeds has a high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including oleic, cis-linoleic and α-linolenic acids. It also contains saturated acids – palmitic and stearic. Oil extracted from musk rose seeds is also a source of other beneficial substances such as trans retinoic acid, tannins, flavonoids, vitamin C and β-carotene. Rose oil is excellent for the skin. Its high nutritional value and regenerative properties make it a perfect ingredient for cosmetic and dermatological uses.

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Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract*

Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract*

An extract obtained from the leaves of the common sage plant. Common sage is a widespread garden and medicinal plant native to the Mediterranean region. In colder climates, it is cultivated as an annual or potted plant because of its low frost tolerance. It thrives in full sun on well-drained calcium-rich soils. Since ancient times, it has been used as a remedy for many ailments, including gastric problems, snake bites, and even infertility in women. Its name ‘salvia’ derives from the Latin verb ‘salvere’ which means ‘to save’ or ‘to cure.’ The medicinal properties of sage became widely recognized in the Middle Ages. Today, sage is used in cooking as a condiment for high-fat dishes that are hard to digest, and as a home remedy to improve digestion. A sage infusion has antiseptic effects and relieves pain caused by throat, oral or gum infections. Sage leaves can be used to clean the teeth. They are also believed to soothe toothache. Fresh sage leaves are sometimes used to clean the teeth, and some consider them an effective remedy for toothache. When applied to insect bites and stings, they have a soothing effect. The essential oil and extract of sage are used in fragrance products and insect repellents. Sage is an excellent hair conditioner, especially for dark hair. Sage extract is a popular toothpaste flavour with additional antiseptic and healing properties which support the treatment of oral and gum infections. The essential oil of sage is also added to massage products to relieve rheumatic, muscle and joint pain.

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Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract*

Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract*

The extract of the flowers of the electric daisy plant. Spilanthes acmella is a plant of the aster family, native to subtropical regions, especially in Brazil and Peru. Acmella has had a wide range of uses in traditional and folk medicine – from a toothache remedy (hence its common name ‘toothache plant’) to an antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal agent. Studies have shown that the extract of the flowers of the electric daisy is beneficial for the skin. It contains spilanthol – a substance capable of inhibiting muscle contractions, which helps to eliminate facial expression lines with efficacy comparable to that of the botulinum toxin. Because of this quality, electric daisy is nicknamed ‘the herbal botox.’ In addition, electric daisy extract is a rich source of tannins, essential oils and flavonoids with a strong antioxidant effect. Cosmetic formulations containing Spilanthes Acmella demonstrate strong firming, smoothing and anti-wrinkle properties.

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Tilia Platyphyllos (Linden) Flower Extract*

Tilia Platyphyllos (Linden) Flower Extract*

The extract of the flowers of the large-leaved linden tree. Linden is a long-lived tree (which can live for up to 500 years!) widespread throughout Europe, including Poland. It has intensely fragrant inflorescence with a sweet aroma that attracts bees, which use linden flower nectar to produce delicious and healthy honey. In folk medicine, linden flowers have been recognized for centuries as a remedy for such ailments as the common cold, influenza, fever, coughs, sore throats or nervous tension. They are also a valuable ingredient in natural cosmetics due to their high content of flavonoids, essential oils, mucilaginous compounds, vitamins (C and PP) and mineral salts. Linden flower extract is a potent antioxidant with moisturising and refreshing properties. It has a soothing and calming effect on skin irritations and works especially well on the delicate skin of the eye area. It effectively softens and smoothes out the skin. Linden flower extract has an anti-inflammatory effect, cleanses the skin, tightens dilated skin pores and promotes the healing of comedones. It is also beneficial for blood vessels because it constricts capillaries and reduces the permeability of capillary walls, soothing skin redness. Cosmetic products formulated with linden flower extract are safe for use by people with sensitive and irritation-prone, as well dry, couperose and acne-prone skin. The extract is also found in hair care products, especially those which impart bounce and shine to blond hair.

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Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Seed Extract*

Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Seed Extract*

The extract of germinating wheat seeds is a rich source of vitamin E, essential unsaturated fatty acids, amino acids, proteins, mineral salts and vitamins (B-complex vitamins and vitamin C). It nourishes and regenerates the skin, and improves its elasticity and moisture levels, preventing excessive water loss. It also demonstrates anti-aging and emollient properties. It is recommended for acne-prone skin for its ability to soothe and relieve irritations and its strong anti-inflammatory effect. It also actively supports dry and damaged, as well as mature skin. It strengthens the skin, slows down its aging, enhances its suppleness and provides protection from the harmful effects of the sun. Wheat germ extract is also beneficial for the hair – it prevents split ends, nourishes hair follicles, smoothes the surface of the hair shaft and prevents dryness. It makes the hair shiny, soft and bouncy.

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Undaria Pinnatifida (Seaweed) Extract*

Undaria Pinnatifida (Seaweed) Extract*

Undaria pinnatifida, also called sea mustard (or wakame in Japanese cuisine), is a brown algae species of the Laminaria family. In Japan, it has been known and cultivated for centuries. It also started to be cultivated in France in the 1970s, and is grown in Brittany to this day. Sea mustard has a mild sweet flavour. It is used under its traditional name ‘wakame’ as an ingredient in miso soup. It is also known in China (where it is called ‘Qundai-cai’). The extract derived from the algae is used in skin care products for its clinically proven ability to lighten the skin and prevent hyperpigmentation.

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Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract*

Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract*

The extract of the large cranberry fruit. The large cranberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon), also called bearberry, is a perennial shrub of the heather family. It is native to North America but is now also cultivated in many European countries, including Poland. Cranberries demonstrate a wide range of medicinal properties that have been confirmed by research. They prevent urinary infections and periodontitis, reduce the risk of developing atherosclerosis, stop the progression of peptic ulcer disease and support immunity. Cranberry extract is rich in vitamins (B1, B2, C, PP), microelements (phosphorus, iodine, copper, calcium), organic acids (citric, ascorbic, quinic), pectins, tannins, carotenoids and flavonoids (poly anthocyanins), which are a source of youth and vitality. Thanks to its unique chemical composition, cranberry extract has a wide range of cosmetic applications. It is especially recommended for mature skin because of its strong antioxidant, lifting, moisturising and regenerating properties. It effectively nourishes sagging and excessively dry skin, restoring its velvety smoothness and radiance. The antibacterial and cleansing properties of cranberries are invaluable in the treatment of acne-prone skin. Cranberry extract stabilises capillary walls, which helps prevent them from becoming fragile and breaking. Combined with other ingredients (such as caffeine), it improves blood microcirculation and stimulates the metabolism, producing an intense anti-cellulite effect.

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