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Lepidium meyenii, known commonly as maca, is an herbaceous biennial plant of the crucifer family native to the high Andes of Peru around Lake Junin. It is grown for its fleshy hypocotyl (actually a fused hypocotyl and taproot), which is used as a root vegetable, a medicinal herb, and a supposed aphrodisiac.

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Macadamia oil is praised for its ability to deeply penetrate the skin to provide rehydration. It has a notably high concentration of palmitoleic acid, which naturally occurs in the sebum of young, supple skin. As we age, our levels of palmitoleic acid may drop, so using macadamia oil on the skin may help to restore this.

When used topically, macadamia oil helps to moisturise dry skin. It may also assist your skin's barrier function, which in turn may prevent moisture loss.

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Mandarin, like all citrus fruits is rich in antioxidants to fight free radical damage and premature ageing, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
When applied to the skin, mandarin (including mandarin oil) assists in collagen production and growing new cells for fresh, rejuvenated skin, perfect for acne scarring, pigmentation and dull skin. It can also help reduce the appearance of stretch marks .

Being a mild antiseptic, Mandarin is effective in fighting infections and removing any congestion from the skin making it particularly good for those with acne or oily skin.

What it does

Manuka oil is high in antioxidants which help protect the skin from free radicals. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory and is therefore very soothing and excellent for sensitive and mature skin types.

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Maqui berry is the new superfood berry in town. From Patagonia in Chile, South America the maqui berry is considered to be the highest food sources of antioxidants (the acai berry coming a close second), which targets and neutralises free radicals. When cells are protected from free radicals, skin looks firm, glowing and younger.

According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry and the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, raw maqui berries have a score of 27,600 units per 100 grams on the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) test, which is a scale that measures the effectiveness of antioxidants in foods. This makes maqui berries the most antioxidant-dense fruit in the world.

One of the antioxidants found in maqui berries is vitamin C, which is essential for collagen production. Numerous studies - including one published in the October 2007 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, show that regular Vitamin C intake results in fewer fine lines and healthier skin.

What it does

This incredible pure calcium volcanic clay is a powerful healing clay that has been used for centuries.

Montmorillonite Clay is rich in manganese, silica, calcium, iron, sodium and potassium and when applied to the skin, helps to draw out impurities, treat skin ailments and brighten the skin.

It is also incredibly balancing and calming to skin, therefore helping to ease irritation from eczema, psoriasis, chicken pox or rashes.

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