There are so many great ingredients to be used in skincare and makeup. Ingredients that are non-harming and that get the job done. It would be almost impossible to list them all, but there are my favourites and if you think I'm missing your favourite, please let me know and I will add it to the list.
Aloe Vera Aloe Barbadensis
Belonging to the cactus family, the interior of the Aloe Vera plant is a clear gel like substance containing almost 99% water. Anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamin C and E mean it's beneficial for soothing and healing numerous skin conditions as well as moisturising the skin.
Apricot Kernel Oil Prunus Armeniaca
This is a light oil that penetrate the top layers of the skin relatively rapidly, is useful for dry skin. It’s also a good alternative to almond oil if there are nut allergies.
Argan oil Arganil Spinosa
This oil is high in anti oxidants and Omega 6 fatty acids which help maintain the skins elasticity.
Avocado oil Persia Gratissima
An oil full of vitamins and minerals in it’s unrefined form, but usually a more refined version is used in cosmetics and is less nourishing.
Borrage Seed Oil Borago Officinalis
A great anti ageing oil, rich in Gamma Linoleum Acid. This will help firm and regenerate the skin
Calendula Oil Calendula Officinalis
This has wound healing, and inflammatory properties and is good for dry and chapped skin.
Camellia Oil Camelia Sinensis
Quickly penetrating oil contains Vitamins A and B and contains antioxidants
Chamomile Flower Extract Chamomilla Recutita
Carrot Oil Caucus Carota
High in Beta carotene, Vitamins A, C, D, E and F. Helps with would healing and anti inflammatory
Castor Oil Ricinus Communis
Creates shine and viscosity
Coconut Oil Cocos Nucifera
A saturated fat that readily absorbs into skin and hair.
Evening Primrose oil Oenothera Biennis
Good for dry skin, speeds up wound healing and has anti-aging properties
Grape Seed Oil Vitis Vinifera
Very moisturizing and contains Vitamins E and C and beta carotene
Glycerin is a thick clear thick liquid derived from plant oils and acts as a humectant attracting moisture to itself. When used in skincare, it is always combined with other emollients and oils so as to not draw moisture from the skin but attract it to the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is a water loving carbohydrate that occurs naturally throughout the body and a large percentage of it is in the skin.It has the ability to bind to 1000 times it’s weight in water. This then nourishes the collagen in the skin to provide plumpness. Young skin has a high concentration of HA but as we age, that level declines resulting in less fullness and more wrinkles. Many products now contain hyaluronic acid, helping plump and hydrate the skin. Inika Certified Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation
Shea Butter Butyrospermum Parkii