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Glossary of Ingredients
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Safflower Oil Rich in linolenic acid (Omega-6) which makes it great for conditioning the skin.
Sake Rice Ferment Filstrate (Sake) is made by fermenting rice, yielding low molecular peptides which offer a protective function for both skin and hair. It offers skin miniaturisation, smoothing and soothing properties.
Sandalwood Known for stimulating cell renewal and hydrating dry skin.
Relieves itching and inflammation of the skin while minimizing scar tissue.
Sea Buckthorn Sea Buckthorn Oil is a world-class source of essential oils, antioxidants and fatty acids that protects from UV, air pollutants and free radicals and provides natural anti-ageing benefits.
Used in Chinese medicine over 1000 years ago its is rich in vitamins and minerals. Clinically proven to improve symptoms of eczema and extreme dryness. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits to help reduce swelling and redness with many skin conditions. Eases irritation with eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
Sesame Oil The oil of the sesame seed. It's function in cosmetics is to condition, cleanse and increase viscosity.
Shea Butter Extracted from the nut of West Africa's karite tree, shea butter is one of nature's best beauty gifts. It is incredibly rich in unsaturated fats, fatty acids, vitamins A, E and D, and antioxidants, making it an all-round natural skin care product. In Africa, shea butter is considered sacred because of its power to heal, renew and protect the skin (and hair) against harsh climates.
Thanks to its vitamins and minerals, this body butter can nix and fix a range of skin concerns. First and foremost, it is a moisturiser and protector. It protects skin from UV sunlight, dehydration, and pollution. It also strengthens skin by stimulating the production of collagen, leaving it more nourished and radiant. Shea butter is an anti-ageing agent: since it's so hydrating, it reduces the appearance – and onset – of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. Because it's gentle, pure shea butter is a great non-toxic baby care product. Use it to treat diaper rash, and to nourish your bub's skin.
While shea butter is best known for its skin care benefits, it's a body healer too. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it can soothe irritated skin and treat eczema, psoriasis, rashes, bites, and minor cuts.
Shiitake Shiitake Mushrooms and other mushrooms are often used in natural skin care products aimed at lightening the skin and reducing pigmentation as they contain kojic acid which fades scars and age spots.
Shiitake mushrooms are also rich in antioxidants and help to reduce skin inflammation and fine lines. They are also rich in vitamin D and selenium which protect your skin against wrinkles and discolouration caused by environmental damage.
Siberian Ginseng This is a skin-tightening ingredient that can help to physically 'lift' sagging skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Silica The most common constituent of sand, generally fine particles of quartz, used to thicken and stabilise organic skin care products.
Snow Mushroom Snow Mushroom is a beauty treatment of Chinese and Japanese women that has been used for centuries.
It is a powerful antioxidant that is able to increase the skin's moisture retention and smoothes the appearance of fine lines.
Spearmint Spearmint Essential Oil is a powerful antiseptic, restorative and stimulant substance making it the perfect cleansing ingredient.
Its antiseptic qualities help to rid the skin of bacteria and infections and help heal existing conditions more quickly, therefore making it a great treatment for sensitive and problem skin.
Spearmint Oil This organic skin care ingredient adds a natural mint flavour and antimicrobial properties to oral products such as toothpaste and mouthwash.
Spirulina This organic skin care ingredient is 100% natural and a highly nutritious micro salt water plant. Organic skin care products containing spirulina promote skin metabolism and reduce scars and can treat psoriasis and eczema.
Sunflower Oil This organic skin care ingredient is cold pressed from sunflower seeds. It contains vitamins A, D and E, and is rich in minerals such as calcium, zinc, potassium, iron and phosphorous. It used as an emollient in organic skin care products.
Sweet Orange Extracted from the fresh peel of the orange. Known for it's astringent, masking, skin conditioning and tonic properties.
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