Skincare, Haircare & Bodycare Ingredients: 

Ingredient

(INCI & common name)

Source

Key Function in Product

Aqua Water

Natural drinking quality rainwater

Rainwater is collected and passed through a series of filters to remove any impurities.  It is stringently monitored for purity

After filtration, the water is drinking quality

Apitoxin Bee venom

(certified organic)

New Zealand bees from local organic pastures

Skin energiser

Skin firming & plumping

Refines & rejuvenates skin texture

Astrocaryum murumuru seed butter

Pressed from the murumuru fruit  seeds

Rich moisturising organic butter

Deeply nourishes, conditions & soothes the skin

Backhousia citriodora

Lemon myrtle oil

Derived from the leaves and fresh twigs of the lemon myrtle shrub

Cleansing, invigorating and uplifting

Anti-microbial actions on the skin

Bee Venom

Certified organic

Sourced locally in New Zealand from organic pastures

Skin energiser

Skin firming & plumping

Refines & rejuvenates skin texture

Clinically proven anti-ageing results

Benzoic acid

Derived from tree gum benzoin

Emollient

Emulsifier

Naturally derived preservative

Benzyl benzoate

Plant derived pure essential oil component

Forms part of the product’s fragrance – ‘Parfum’

Bisabolol

An extract from chamomile

Anti-inflammatory agent

Soothing, calming & healing properties

Excellent on sensitive skins

Boswellia carterii oil

Frankincense oil

An essential oil taken from resin of the frankincense tree

Assists to help prevent lines and wrinkles

Its astringent properties may also help balance oily skin conditions

Butyrospermum parkii butter

Shea butter    

Derived from the fruit of the karite tree

Emollient which is deeply moisturising, softening and nourishing

Leaves a protecting film on the skin

Calendula officinalis flower extract

Certified organic

Extracted from calendula flowers

Excellent for soothing and calming the skin

Anti-inflammatory properties

Healing & soothing

Caprylic / capric triglyceride 

A natural coconut fat

A fatty mixture of glycerides derived from coconut

Used as an emollient and emulsifier with quick skin penetration properties

Enhances smooth product application

(Naturally found in human blood plasma)


Caryocar brasiliense fruit oil

Pequi fruit oil

Expressed from the fruit of the Pequi tree

Used as a skin conditioning agent

Contains a high level of skin nourishing natural oils

Rich in palmitic & oleic acid, vitamin A & carotene

Protecting, repairing & skin smoothing

Strong anti-oxidant

Anti-ageing properties

Cera alba 

Beeswax

Harvested from bee hives

Used as a thickener, emulsifier and stiffening agent in balms and creams

Cetearyl olivate 

Derived from olive oil

Improves skin hydration & moisturising effect

Excellent skin absorption

Similar to natural skin sebum

Cetearyl alcohol 

Derived from coconut & palm kernel oil

An emollient and viscosity regulator

Note:  this is NOT a grain distilled alcohol

Cetyl Palmitate 

A lipid wax derived from the esters of olive oil & palm fatty acids

Offers excellent long term moisturisation and skin hydration

Citral

Plant derived pure essential oil component

Forms part of the product’s fragrance – ‘Parfum’

Citric acid

Deived from citrus fruit

A natural surfactant & solubiliser

Has great skin feel

Citrinellol

Plant derived pure essential oil component

Forms part of the product’s fragrance – ‘Parfum’

Citrus grandis fruit extract

Grapefruit extract

Extracted from the fruit of the grapefruit

Has strong antibacterial and antioxidant properties

Coco-glucoside

Derived from coconut oil glucose (fruit sugar) 

Very gentle cleanser (surfactant)

Cleanses by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so they can be rinsed off

Natural occurring fatty acid

Cocos nucifera

Coconut Oil

(organic virgin)

Derived by cold pressing the oil from organic coconuts

High quality organic virgin cold pressed oil offers exceptional purity and a rich source of vitamins and minerals

Proven to penetrate skin cell membranes to help make connective tissues strong & flexible

Its Lauric Acid component provides anti-microbial benefits to help clear skin rashes

Copernicia cerifera

(carnauba) wax

Derived from the leaves of the carnauba palm

A waxy emollient that offers protection and nourishment

Daucus carota oil

Carrot oil

Extracted from the carrot root

Good for skin tone

Emollient that is rejuvenating and nourishing

Source of Beta-carotene and Vitamin A

Decyl glucoside

 

Derived from palm and coconut oils

Used for its foaming and cleansing action

Has antibacterial properties

Eugenol

Plant derived pure essential oil component

Forms part of the product’s fragrance – ‘Parfum’


Euphorbia cerifera wax

Candelilla wax

Extracted from the leaves and stems of a small desert growing shrub

Natural wax beads used to gently stimulate skin exfoliation without causing any tissue damage

Euphrasia officinalis

Eye Bright Herb

Extracted from the eye bright herb

Anti-inflammatory properties

Used as a soothing, antimicrobial and skin conditioner

Fucus vesiqulosus

Kelp extract

Extracted from New Zealand brown kelp

Provides essential nutrients, especially minerals, for healthy hair

Galactoarabinan

Larch tree gum

Extracted from the gum of the larch tree

Excellent moisture control and humectancy properties Ref 05

Improves skin appearance of superficial fine lines Ref 05

Environmentally sustainable larch trees

Geraniol

Plant derived pure essential oil component

Forms part of the product’s fragrance – ‘Parfum’

Glycerin

Vegetable Glycerin 

Certified organic

Derived from natural plant sources (soy or maize)

Excellent humectant & emollient properties

Helps to hydrate, soften and soothe the skin

Assists the outer epidermis in retaining moisture

Glyceryl caprylate

Derived 100% from vegetable fatty acids

A mild solubilising surfactant

Has great skin feel

Glyceryl oleate 

Naturally occurring fatty acid derived from coconut oil

Used as an emollient and emulsifying agent

Hamamelis virginiana extract

Witch hazel

·Derived from the bark and leaves of the witch-hazel shrub

Used as a natural astringent, which actually helps to soothe and heal the skin

Tannins help remove excess oil from the skin

Harakeke Flax Extract

Natural clear polysaccharide gel derived directly from the base of the outer ‘Grandfather’ leaves of the Harakeke Flax plant

Renowned since ancient Maori times for its medicinal & skin calming benefits

Anti-inflammatory and soothing properties

Hydrating and cooling on the skin

Hypericum perforatum oil

St John’s Wort oil

Obtained from the flowers of the St John’s Wort plant

An emollient with anti-inflammatory properties

Acts as a vaso-constrictor, assisting to reduce the appearance of dilated capillaries

Soothes pain and promotes skin healing

Isoamyl laurate

Derived from lauric acid (vegetable oils) and the fermentation of isoamyl alcohol

·Excellent natural skin emollient

Skin softening and smoothing properties in a short period of time

Nourishing

Gives product good spread ability and beautiful skin feel

Jojoba esters

 

Derived from the esterfication (natural process) of jojoba oil

A wax ester that leaves a protecting film on the skin – improving skin feel

An emollient that helps with the smooth consistency of the cream

An ester is a molecule of a fatty acid and a fatty alcohol combined

Reduces skin dryness, roughness & flakiness


Kaolin

Halloysite clay

A pure white clay from Matauri Bay, New Zealand

Assists with removal of dead skin cell by acting as a poultice, drawing impurities out of the skin

Kelp

Fucus vesiqulosus (kelp) extract

 

Naturally occurring in the South pacific oceans around New Zealand.

Manually harvested and extracted with water and steam.

Nourishing food for the skin and hair.

Contains mild antiseptic properties of iodine and tannin to cleanse and purify. 

Helps to revitalise the skin and hair.

Leptospermum scoparium  oil

Manuka oil 

Distilled from Manuka tree leaves and flowers

Used for its skin toning and anti-microbial properties

A concentrated essential oil with strong anti-septic properties


Limnanthes alba seed oil Meadowfoam oil

 

Extracted from meadowfoam flowers

A very stable moisturising and rejuvenating oil

Used as an emollient

Contains unique fatty aids of benefit to the skin

Limonene

Plant derived pure essential oil component

Forms part of the product’s fragrance – ‘Parfum’

Linalool

Plant derived pure essential oil component

Forms part of the product’s fragrance – ‘Parfum’

Macadamia ternifolia seed oil

Macadamia seed oil

Extracted from macadamia nuts

Has a fine texture that absorbs readily into the skin to nourish and protect

Mel

Manuka honey

(Organic Manuka Honey used in the Bee Venom Mask)

Derived from sustainable local bee-keeping / honey producers

Maintains moisture level in the skin as a natural humectant

International recognition for its antimicrobial properties referred to as UMF (Unique Manuka Factor)

Melaleuca alternifolia oil

Tea tree oil 

From the leaves and flowers of the tea tree plant

Strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties

Steam distilled from environmentally sustainable sources

Oenothera biennis oil Evening primrose oil

Certified organic

Extracted from the flowers of the evening primrose

 

Helps feed the skin and soothe skin irritations

This is primarily a result of the high amounts of gamma linoleic acid, and essential fatty acids

Olea europaea leaf extract

Olive leaf extract

 

Extracted from the leaves of the olive tree

Powerful free radical scavenger and anti-oxidant

An emollient that increases skin hydration

Prevents the growth of bacteria


Olea europea fruit oil

Olive oil 

Extracted from the ripe fruit of the olive tree

Its composition is close to the natural lipids of the outer surface of the human skin

Contains nutrient beneficial glycerides of essential fatty acids

Used as an emollient and skin conditioning agent

Orbignya oleifera seed oil

Babassu seed oil 

A fixed oil extracted from the nuts of the babassu tree

Excellent skin moisturising properties

Used as a an emollient

Made up of skin nutrient glycerides of fatty acids lauric, myristic and oleic

Parfum

Natural (essential oil) fragrance

Derived from natural plant essential oils

 A blend of isolates (components) 100% natural

See specific product labelling for potential allergen components

Pentaclethra macroloba (pracaxi fruit) seed oil

Certified organic

Harvested from the seeds of the Pracaxi (Pentaclethra Macroloba) tree

Excellent hair moisturising, conditioning & antistatic properties 


Persea gratissima oil

Avocado oil

 

Extracted from the avocado fruit

 

A nutritious oil containing vitamins A, D & E & essential fatty acids (linoleic acid) that make it very nourishing, restorative and moisturising

Deeply penetrating and skin softening

Phormium tenax leaf juice

New Zealand Flax gel

The gel naturally forms at the base of the flax plant leaf

A refreshing gel that has a high quantity of natural skin nutrients & polysaccarides

Soothing and hydrating on the skin

Healing properties

Native to New Zealand

Sustainable source

Pomaderris kumerahou flower / leaf extract

Kumerahou extract

Derived from the flowers and leaves of the Kumerahou plant

A high saponin content results in natural lathering properties

Wild crafted from local Kerikeri plants

Environmentally sustainable

Potassium sorbate

The salt of sorbic acid, naturally found in some fruits (berries), but can be produced creating a ‘nature identical’ product

A common food grade preservative

An effective anti-fungal agent assisting in the products preservation

Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil

Almond oil 

Obtained from the ripe seeds of the sweet almond 

A very nutritious oil used as a skin conditioning agent

An excellent emollient for the skin

Great for dry / mature skin

Ricinus communis oil

Castor oil

Certified organic

Extracted from the castor oil plant

Used as a carrier agent in our balms

Environmentally sustainable

Rosa canina fruit oil

Rosehip oil

Certified organic

Critically extracted from organic rose hips

Helps the skin to heal and regenerate the skin

Assists in preventing the formation of keloid scar tissue

Its high fatty acids and vitamin C content makes it essential in the prevention of wrinkles and signs of premature ageing

Rosa damascene flower oil

Rose otto oil 

Extracted from the rose flower petals

Emollient and hydrating properties

Stimulating and antiseptic 

Helps to fight lines and wrinkles associated with ageing

Sclerotium gum

Grown on a sugar medium

A natural polysaccharide gel base used for its gelling, thickening and hydrating qualities


Simmondsia chinensis seed oil

Jojoba seed oil 

Extracted from the seeds of the jojoba

This waxy oil by nature is similar to our own sebum

An emollient that helps to lubricate and protect the skin

Nourishing & softening & prevents dryness

Sodium cocoyl glutamate

Derived from coconut or palm oil and corn

A mild solubilising surfactant

Has great skin feel

Sodium lauroyl glutamate

Derived from coconut oil

Mild surfactant, antistatic & hair conditioning agent

Naturally occurring amino acids

Sodium anisate

Deived from the herb basil, corn and palm

Gentle preservative

Sodium Levulinate

Deived from the herb basil, corn and palm

Gentle preservative

Sodium phytate

Derived from corn

Effectively boosts antimicrobial activity to stabilise the product

Sorbitan palmitate

A lipid wax derived from the esters of olive oil  & palm fatty acids

Offers excellent long term moisturisation and skin hydration

Sorbitan olivate

A lipid wax derived from the esters of olive oil

Offers excellent long term moisturisation and skin hydration

Rich in essential fatty acids


Squalane

(Vegetable squalene)

Obtained from vegetable oil sources, mainly olive oil

Excellent skin penetration capabilities.

Anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial & helps prevent the signs of ageing caused by UV damage

Promotes healthy cell growth

Sucrose Cocoate

From cocos/sugar beet

A blend of coconut oil & sucrose esters from sugar beet

 A mild surfactant and skin / hair conditioner

Stearic acid

Derived naturally from palm

Used as a product emulsifier

Stearyl Stearate

Derived from palm

Natural wax beads to gently stimulate skin exfoliation without causing any tissue damage

Theobroma cacao butter

Cocoa butter

Certified organic

Derived from the cocoa bean

A deeply nourishing emollient

Contains high levels of skin beneficial fatty acids

Theobroma grandiflorum (cupuacu) seed butter

Pressed from the seeds of the cupuacu tree

Nutrient rich in sterols

Increases moisturisation and improves skin barrier function

Natural UVA & UVB protection

High levels of fatty acids & phytosterols to restore elasticity & softness

Anti-inflammatory properties

Tocopherol

Vitamin E

Derived from soy plants

A potent antioxidant preserving the product and helping to prevent free radical damage on the skin

Totarol

Totara extract

Certified organic

 

Extracted from recycled totara hard wood by supercritical extraction process

 

A very strong antioxidant (3 times stronger than vitamin E), to neutralise free radicals linked to skin ageing

Only discarded ‘old’ wood is used (e.g. old wharf or fence posts)

Triethyl citrate

 Exter of citric acid

Fragrance

Emulsifying agent

Antioxidant

Emollient

Triticum vulgare germ oil

Wheatgerm oil 

Obtain from the germ (seed) of wheat 

An excellent emollient, rich in nutrients including vitamin E, helping to prevent free radical damage on the skin

Excellent skin absorbing qualities

Gluten free

Vitis vinifera seed oil

Grape seed oil

Obtained from pressing grape seeds

High in skin beneficial fatty acid glycerides

Used as a skin conditioning agent and emollient

Xanthan gum

A microbial polysaccharide derived from the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris

Used for its binding, gelling and thickening properties

Used extensively for food thickening

Zinc oxide

CI 77947

A quarry mined natural pigmented mineral

Has soothing and protectant properties

Acts as a broad spectrum UV protectant

Zingiber officinale extract

Ginger root extract

Extracted from the ginger root

Skin healing & soothing properties

Anti-irritant & anti-inflammatory