Apricot Kernel Oil spreads well and it is easily absorbed by the skin. It is absorbed quite slowly. It is a mild oil, so it can be tolerated by most people, and it is especially good for sensitive, inflamed, dry or mature skin, but it is a classic skin oil for sensitive skin. Apricot Kernel Oil enhances skin elasticity and leaves a soft and smooth quality on the skin.
Contains a mixture of alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocopherols which are 100% natural. Vitamin E is a classic anti-oxidant, protecting against the destruction of the connective tissue caused by free radicals.
Aloe Vera Concentrate
Main constituents: 96% water, lignin, saponins, anthraquines, carbohydrate glucomannans (of particular importance is acemannan), tannins, steroids, enzymes, growth hormones, aloin, glucommannans, salicylic acid, and fatty acids. Aloe Vera also contains twenty amino acids (including all eight essential amino acids), at least nine minerals - calcium, sodium, iron, potassium, zinc, chromium, magnesium, manganese and copper - and a number of vitamins, including B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, A, C, E, folic acid, and choline.
- reduces scarring in burns; skin ulcers and other lesions
- relieves pain from sunburn and burns and helps these to heal quickly by stimulating
- fibroblast and connective tissue formation
- by stimulating the epidermal growth and repair process has rejuvenating effects
- has been shown to have an invigorating effect on skin when applied on a regular basis
- excellent emollient, making it soothing and calming to the skin
- antiseptic and antibacterial, acting against a number of different bacteria and fungi
Macadamia Nut Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil is a classic oil for mature skin as it contains over 20% palmitoleic acid. Palmitoleic acid also occurs naturally in our skin as part of sebum, where its job is to maintain moisture levels. The level of palmitoleic acid reduces with age, which results in drier skin. Macadamia nut oil is therefore an excellent ingredient to have in products for mature and dry skin, as well as skin which has difficulty retaining its moisture.
Comfrey Glycerol Extract
Comfrey contains: allantoin; approx. 30% carbohydrate; tannins; and small quantities of essential oil; (fructans); pyrrolizidine alkaloids; triterpenes; rosmarinic acid. Plants like comfrey, which have high carbohydrate content, are considered to rejuvenate the skin and to have healing, soothing and moisture retaining properties. They are good for rough, damaged skin and can, with time, alleviate wrinkling and enable skin tissue to regain its youthful elasticity. The tannins and rosmarinic acid have an astringent and anti-inflammatory effect.
Traditionally cucumber slices have been used in homemade Eye Compresses and Face Masks as cucumber naturally contains ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and caffeic acid. These nutrients help to soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling, which is why it has been used directly on the skin. It soothes cools and reduces under-eye bags and helps to reduce dark circles around the eyes.