Our ingredients A — Z

A

Aqua (water)

Pure sterilized (that’s right the hard stuff) water adds moisture to formulations

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Daily Moisturiser with Sunscreen, Daily Radiance Moisturiser, Firming Eye Serum , Gentle Cleanser, Hydrating Body Lotion , N Z Royal Jelly & Manuka Soap 35gm, Natural Whitening Cream, Nourishing Conditioner, Nourishing Hand Crème, NZ Royal Jelly & Manuka Soap 100gm , Rejuvenating Night Crème, Reviving Shampoo

Avobenzone

An oil soluble ingredient used in sunscreen products to absorb the full spectrum of UVA rays.

Used in: Daily Moisturiser with Sunscreen

B

Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Extract

Extract of the leaves and stems of the bamboo, it's a natural abrasive clarifying agent that removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

Found in the nuts that grow on Shea-Karite tree, which exclusively grows in the tropics of Africa. Shea Butter nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E and F. Vitamins A and E help maintain the skin and keep it clear and healthy.

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, Rejuvenating Night Crème, Reviving Shampoo

C

Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride

An oily liquid made from coconut oil. It slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, Rejuvenating Night Crème, Reviving Shampoo

Cera Alba (Beeswax)

Beeswax is a wax secreted by honey bees. Beeswax and the plant waxes help to keep an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components

Cetearyl Alcohol

a fatty acid hailing from plant oils, cetearyl alcohol is fantastic for hydrating and softening the skin as an emulsifier.

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, Nourishing Conditioner, Rejuvenating Night Crème, Reviving Shampoo

Cetearyl Glucoside

is a vegetable emulsifier, derived from coconut and glucose. It is readily biodegradable and is non-irritant, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic…yeehaa.

Cetearyl Olivate

An emulsifier derived from Olive oil, it aids in hydrating skin by reinforcing the lipid barrier and preventing moisture from evaporating.

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, Reviving Shampoo

Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate

These are waxy solids or viscous liquids, it's a coconut oil-derived fatty acids that acts as a surfactant and emulsifier

Cetrimonium chloride

Ammonium salts, also help to cleanse the skin or to prevent odor by destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms and by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away.

Used in: Nourishing Conditioner

Citric Acid

Awesome pH balancer, preservative and astringent – comes from citrus fruit.

Used in: Nourishing Conditioner

Coco-Caprylate

Derived from coconuts and a great natural alternative to silicone's. It provides a lubricating and softening effect upon application, for a silky and smooth effect.

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, Reviving Shampoo

Cocoglycerides

Coconut Oil, also called Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, is a pale-yellow, semisolid, edible oil - in this case it acts as a skin conditioning agent.

D

Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract

Wild carrot root, rich in Beta-Carotene provides antioxidant actions, penetrates and softens hardened, calloused skin.

Diazolidinyl Urea

A natural preservative that helps prevent your products from spoilage.

Dicapryl Carbonate

is a solid fat that can be derived from vegetable sources, emollient. It spreads easily and makes skin feel soft to the touch without leaving any oily residue. It also helps other ingredients penetrate the skin better.

F

Flavour

Mmmm.. That tastes good. Tastes like honey- that's because it is. No artificial flavours here.

G

Gluconolactone

Gluconic Acid its derivatives are naturally occurring substances, and acts as a skin conditioning agent.

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, Reviving Shampoo

Glycerin

Derived from vegetable, hydrates and prevents moisture loss.

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, Rejuvenating Night Crème, Reviving Shampoo

Glyceryl Stearate

Glyceryl Stearate is made by reacting glycerin with stearic acid, a fatty acid obtained from animal and vegetable fats and oils. Glyceryl Stearate acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance.

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, Nourishing Conditioner, Rejuvenating Night Crème, Reviving Shampoo

H

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil is the oil expressed from the seeds of the sunflower, a natural moisturising agent conditions.

Hydrolysed Prunus Domestica (and) Butylene Glycol

Sweet Prune extract, a natural skin whitening agent

Hydrolysed Wheat Protein

Plant Protein with Protecting, Nourishing & Moisturising Effect

L

Leptospermum Scoparium Mel (Manuka Honey)

Native to NZ, Collected by honey bees from the Manuka tree and contains a high level of antibacterial and antioxidant properties- making it the perfect skin repairer. It helps to repair soften & balance skin.

Used in: , , Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, N Z Royal Jelly & Manuka Soap 35gm, Nourishing Conditioner, NZ Royal Jelly & Manuka Soap 100gm , Rejuvenating Night Crème, Reviving Shampoo

N

Natural Fragrance

Crafted by ourselves- just for you. Using all natural essential oils the fragrance combines: The sweet floral notes of mimosa and Violet, Crisp summer scents of Pear and Peaches with a Creamy hint of Vanilla and woody goodness from Sandal & Cedarwood.

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, Rejuvenating Night Crème, Reviving Shampoo

Nonionic Emulsifying Wax

Non-ionic emulsifying wax containing a combination of the two emulsifiers polysorbate 60 & cetearyl alcohol Used to bind oil and water together to form a smooth lotion, crème or and emulsion.

Used in: Nourishing Conditioner

NZ Royal Jelly

A rich lavae fed only to the Queen Bee to help make her stronger, plumper, live longer than the worker not to mention reproduce for the hive. This precious resource of the hive is saved only for royalty. Containing rich nutrients such as amino acids, a basic ingredient in collagen royal Jelly helps promote skin firmness and renewal of the connective tissue. This crown jewel of the hive helps rehydrate, firm and regenerate skin.

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Fresh NZ Royal Jelly 6 Pack, Fresh NZ Royal Jelly Single Vial, Gentle Cleanser, N Z Royal Jelly & Manuka Soap 35gm, Nourishing Conditioner, NZ Royal Jelly & Honey 375gm, NZ Royal Jelly & Manuka Soap 100gm , NZ Royal Jelly Chewable Tablets, Rejuvenating Night Crème, Reviving Shampoo, Royal Lips Lip Balm

O

Octyl Methoxycinnamate

Octyl Methoxycinnamate is an organic ester used in sunscreens formed from methoxycinnamic acid and 2-ethylhexanol. It is a sun blocking agent that absorbs UVB rays

P

Pentaerythrityl Distearate

Derived from vegetables, This is an extremely emollient compound with moisturising and protective properties. There isn't much else that's fun to say about it.

Phenoxyethanol

Synthesized for commercial use but it can also be found naturally in products such as green tea. We use this ingredient to kill the bacteria and fungus that could grow in the products without it. The good news is that it has relatively low sensitizing effects and isn't a paraben.

Used in: Rejuvenating Night Crème

Polysorbate 60

Polysorbates are surfactants, obtained from vegetable fats and oils such as lauric acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and oleic acid. Polysorbates function to disperse oil in water as opposed to water in oil.

Potassium Sorbate

Another of our preservatives, this is the potassium salt of sorbic acid. Potassium sorbate is used in food, wine and cosmetics.

Used in: Rejuvenating Night Crème

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil is obtained by expressing oil from the ripe seed kernels of almonds. acts as a lubricant on the skin surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance.

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, Rejuvenating Night Crème, Reviving Shampoo

Prunus Yedoensis Leaf Extract (and) Butylene Glycol

Cherry Blossom Extract, a natural ingredient that acts as ant-inflammatory and skin whitening agent.

S

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

Natural ingredients derived from the seeds of the desert shrub, we use it as a skin conditioning agent to nourish, moisturise ad hydrate skin.

Used in: Rejuvenating Night Crème

Sodium Benzoate

Benzyl Alcohol and Benzoic Acid are found naturally in many foods such as apricots, snap beans, cocoa, cranberries, mushrooms and honey. Benzyl Alcohol is also found in the essential oil of many plants, including jasmine, hyacinth and ylang-ylang. We use it as one of our natural preservatives to keep the products from spoiling.

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, Reviving Shampoo

Sodium Hydroxide

Organic salts. Need we say anymore.

Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate

Sorbitan Olivate is an olive chemistry based non-ionic emulsifier and structurant. It has a silky, ultra light skin feel.

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, Reviving Shampoo

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate is a natural, food grade, emulsifiers derived from the sodium salt of lactic acid. Offering skin moisturisation, and smooth feel on application.

Used in: Rejuvenating Night Crème

Sorbitan Olivate

From olive oil this is a great emulsifier that helps soften skin.

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, Reviving Shampoo

Sorbitan Sesquioleate

It is added to our hand cream as a skin soother and moisturiser and is derived from sorbitol, a humectant.

Stearic Acid

Stearic Acid, also known as Octadecanoic Acid, is obtained from animal and vegetable fats and oils. Added to our products as a surfactant.

Used in: Rejuvenating Night Crème

T

Theobroma Cacao Seed (Cocoa) Butter

Cocoa Seed Butter is the natural, edible fat obtained from the roasted seeds of Theobroma cacao. Cocoa Seed Butter is extracted during the process of making chocolate and cocoa powder. It helps seal in moisture and replenish the skin. Tastes good too.

Used in: Rejuvenating Night Crème

X

Xanthan Gum

Derived from sugar syrup Xantham gum is used to stabilise and thicken formulations.

Used in: Brightening Exfoliator, Gentle Cleanser, Reviving Shampoo