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Ingredient glossary

Sacha Inchi nut seed oilPlukenetia volubilis seed oil | Emollient/Conditioning Agent

Extracted from the Sacha Inchik nut that grows in the Amazon. It contains one of the highest amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids, Omega 3, 6 and 9. It has a high concentration of tocopherols. It assists hair growth and feeds the follicles restoring the lipid layer making the hair more resistant to breakage and split ends by improving protection and flexibility.

The following products contain this ingredient:
LUXE HAIR SERUM

SageSalvia officinalis | Botanical

It has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antiseptic and astringent properties. It is also good for acne, dandruff, dermatitis and eczema. Used as a skin toner and purifier non-irritating and non-sensitising. Acts as an astringent tightening and drying the tissues. Can assist with wrinkles.

The following products contain this ingredient:
BALANCING FOAMING CLEANSER, BOTANIQUE DEODORANT, BOTANIQUE WASH

SandalwoodSantalum album | Pure Essential Oil

It assists with strengthening the dermis and connective tissue as well as aiding water retention in the skin. It is a good hydrating and moisturising oil for dry and mature skin. It is generally soothing, healing, antiseptic and astringent.

The following products contain this ingredient:
ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL OIL OMEGA 3-6-9, BALANCING MOISTURISER, BOTANIQUE DEODORANT, HAIR & BEARD BALM, BIOACTIVE BODY ELIXIR, BIOACTIVE BODY POLISH

Sclerotium GumSclerotium Gum | Thickener & Emulsifier

A plant based, natural gelling agent and polysaccharide derived from yeast (sclerotium rolfsii) and grown on a sugar culture.

The following products contain this ingredient:
AGE DEFIANCE EYE SERUM, AGE DEFIANCE DAY SERUM, AGE DEFIANCE NIGHT SERUM, ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL SERUM, CLARITY BALM ACNE TREATMENT, ALOE VERA MOISTURISER, BALANCING MOISTURISER, HYDRATING MOISTURISER, ROSEHIP EYE GEL, 2-IN-1 RESURFACING EXFOLIANT, DEEP CLEANSE ANTIOXIDANT MASQUE, BOTANIQUE LOTION, HAND LOTION - WILD MINT & SWEET FENNEL, HAND LOTION - WILD ORANGE & DESERT ROSE

Sea Buckthorn Berry OilHippophae rhamnoides | Emollient/Essential Fatty Acid

Sea Buckthorn is cultivated in the arctic region and is one of the most potent antioxidant and bioactive skin food available. It contains approximately 108 age reversal bioactives including abundant levels of Vitamin C, A, B, E, K and P as well as essential fatty acids 3,6,9 & 7, carotenoids, flavonoids, lycopenes, phytosterols and minerals. Due to its ability to assist with free radical scavenging and tissue regenerating properties it assists with combating wrinkles and soothes dry, irritated skin. Clinical studies have demonstrated that it can improve skin metabolism and retard skin maturation, thereby retarding the aging process. Due to its extremely high nutrient content, it can also contribute to the reduction of the damaging effects of sun radiation. Treats a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea and psoriasis.

The following products contain this ingredient:
AGE DEFIANCE EYE SERUM, AGE DEFIANCE DAY SERUM, AGE DEFIANCE NIGHT SERUM, ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL SERUM, DEEP CLEANSE ANTIOXIDANT MASQUE, BIOACTIVE BODY ELIXIR

SerilesineHexapeptide-10 | Active Peptide/Amino Acid

A hexapeptide that retains the characteristics of the native protein and promotes cell adhesion and proliferation at the dermal epidermal junction (DEJ). The cohesion between the dermis and the epidermis is essential in maintaining the skins balance as it enables the transportation of oxygen, nutrients and waste contributing to the health of the epidermis. Serilesine is able to restore the normal function of the skin by promoting the synthesis of Laminin-5 that assists in cell adhesion, stimulating keratinocyte and fibroblast proliferation and induces a redensifying effect on the dermis creating a visible improvement in skin elasticity, compactness, smoothness and tonicity.
• Improves cell adhesion by enhancing synthesis of laminin-5
• Adhesion of cells to the basement membrane and among themselves provides firmness to the skin
• Increased contact between skin cells ensures correct nourishment and health
• Induces a significant increase in dermis density, improving skin compactness

The following products contain this ingredient:
AGE DEFIANCE EYE SERUM

Serine | Amino Acid

A proteinogenic amino acid that is uses as a skin-conditioning agent. It assists with the replenishment of cysteine levels and is beneficial to the skin due as it aids collagen production, boost skin elasticity and replenishes moisture.

The following products contain this ingredient:
AGE DEFIANCE NIGHT SERUM

Sesame Seed OilSesamum indicum | Emollient/Antioxidant/Preservative

Sesame oil acts as a natural UV protector and hair-conditioning agent. It reduces sun exposure and slows down the effects of aging by acting as a natural barrier to protect against the elements and environmental exposure.

Shea Nut ButterButyrospermum parkii | Emollient/Moisturiser

Is a potent moisturiser and emollient that provides optimum protection for the skin. It has been used for centuries due to its natural sun protection factor and has been postulated to protect against damaging UV rays. It has anti-irritant and soothing properties and improves the appearance of skin that has age related damage. It has excellent skin moisturising properties and in ointment bases that contain high levels of Shea butter it releases actives at a faster rate. It contains natural Vitamins A, D and E.

The following products contain this ingredient:
AGE DEFIANCE EYE SERUM, BALANCING MOISTURISER, HYDRATING MOISTURISER, TINTED MOISTURISER WITH SUNSCREEN MEDIUM, HYDRATING CLEANSING LOTION, MARIGOLD HYDRATING CREME, ROSEHIP EYE GEL, DEEP CLEANSE ANTIOXIDANT MASQUE, BOTANIQUE LOTION, PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE CREME, HYDRATING CLEANSING LOTION, HAND LOTION - WILD MINT & SWEET FENNEL, HAND LOTION - WILD ORANGE & DESERT ROSE

Silky Oil GrassCymbopogon bombycinus | Bioactive Native Extract

A powerful antioxidant that protects the skin and strengthens capillaries. Reduces the breakdown of collagen and elastin due to inflammation.

The following products contain this ingredient:
BALANCING MOISTURISER, DEEP CLEANSE ANTIOXIDANT MASQUE

Snowflower Melaleuca alternifolia | Bioactive Native Extract

Reduces pigmentation and sunspots, potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

The following products contain this ingredient:
AGE DEFIANCE NIGHT SERUM, TINTED MOISTURISER WITH SUNSCREEN MEDIUM, ROSE BLOSSOM HYDRATING MIST TONER

Sodium Ascorbate | Active

Also known also known as L-ascorbic acid is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent that can improve the appearance of wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and brown spots

The following products contain this ingredient:
AGE DEFIANCE VITAL C ELIXIR

Sodium Bicarbonate

Natural deodoriser

Sodium Chloride (salt)

Used as a preservative, stabiliser and thickener in surfactant based products.

The following products contain this ingredient:
AGE DEFIANCE NIGHT SERUM

Sodium Citrate | Multi Functional Additive

A salt of citric acid that is used as a buffer, chelating agent and pH adjuster.

The following products contain this ingredient:
AGE DEFIANCE NIGHT SERUM

Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate

A deodoriser that protects against microorganisms causing skin odour The product is to 100 % natural and is a type of salt formed from the fatty acid lauric acid which is found in high concentrations in coconut oil.

The following products contain this ingredient:
BOTANIQUE DEODORANT

Sodium Levulinate & Sodium Anisate | Preservative

This product’s active principle is a blend of compounds found in many plants in nature and are antimicrobial preservatives derived from corn and fennel respectively. The gentle ingredients improve the natural acidic environment of the skin and also assist with moisturisation.

Interestingly, bees also use one of the naturally occurring plant acids for the difficult task of protecting their pollen and nectar against microbiological spoilage.

The following products contain this ingredient:
BOTANIQUE SHAMPOO, BOTANIQUE CONDITIONER, BOTANIQUE WASH

Sodium Olifinate

A cleansing and foaming agent naturally derived from coconut oil.

Soy Protein | Emollient/Conditioning Agent

A water-soluble protein that is derived from soy. It improves the tensile strength of the hair and assists with damage from chemicals by mending the hair fibre. It also adds shine and assists with smoothing the hair follicle.

The following products contain this ingredient:
BOTANIQUE CONDITIONER

SpearmintMentha viridis | Pure Essential Oil

The thin leaves of this plant emit a spicy aroma and taste. Whilst stimulating, it doesn’t have the same cooling effect as peppermint. It’s comprised of a high quantity of essential oils, as well as tannins and flavonoids. It contains both refreshing and toning properties.

The following products contain this ingredient:
BIOACTIVE BODY ELIXIR

Squalene | Emollient/Moisturiser

Contains antioxidant properties that protect the skin from many types of environmental damage that ravage the skin on a daily basis such as pollutants, the sun and the wind. It can also assist with prevention of cell damage. The lipoproteins in squalene form lipofuscin, an anti-aging substance. It can also help to prevent the formation of harmful lipid peroxide that can destroy vitamins in the skin. By protecting the skin cells from oxidation, plant based squalene can assist is slow down the aging process.

The following products contain this ingredient:
AGE DEFIANCE DAY SERUM, DEEP CLEANSE ANTIOXIDANT MASQUE, PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE CREME

SteviaStevia rebaudiana

Natural, calorie free, plant based sweetener.

The following products contain this ingredient:
CACAO VANILLA LIP BUTTER

Sunflower Seed OilHelianthus annuus | Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Rich in antioxidants, Vitamin A, C and E. It assists with diminish fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a radiant and youthful complexion, without leaving an oily residue. Other anti-ageing nutrients are zinc, calcium, iron, Omega-6 fatty acids, palmitic acid and copper. It's also rich in carotenoids, potent anti-oxidants, which help cleanse your skin and help in acne control. It contains essential fatty acids - linoleic and oleic acid, attributed to boosting the production of skin cells.

The following products contain this ingredient:
BIOACTIVE BODY ELIXIR