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Zinc  WHAT IT DOES: Zinc is one of the most important minerals contributing to the health of our skin. It is a key mineral required by the body for the production of collagen, and it also acts as an astringent, anti-inflammatory and healing agent. Deficiency in zinc can lead to a range of conditions from […]


Walnut Extract WHAT IT DOES: Walnut extract is packed with antioxidants and helps to protect the skin from environmental aggressors. It boosts the body’s natural antioxidant functions, stimulates keratinocyte growth and limits the activity of elastase, the enzyme responsible for the degradation of elastin. It’s also championed for its protective firming and toning capabilities.   HOW […]


Vitamin C WHAT IT DOES: Vitamin C is one of the most popular and impressive ingredients in skincare. And for good reason, Vitamin C is perhaps the most effective vitamin in fighting against free radical damage while also brightening, treating sun damage and strengthening collagen production. It works to improve the overall texture of the […]


Urea WHAT IT DOES: Urea is a component of urine, although synthetic versions are used in cosmetics. It is an essential part of the natural moisture factor (NMF) of human skin and a common ingredient in hydrating products. In high volumes, urea acts as a keratolytic to soften skin. HOW IT WORKS: In small amounts, […]


TCA WHAT IT DOES: TCA is a medium depth peeling agent to remove fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and acne scarring.  TCA can be very aggressive and can require significant downtime, and is best performed by a professional in a controlled environment. HOW IT WORKS: This derivative of acetic acid works to dry up the […]


Seaweed WHAT IT DOES: A remedy for ageing skin, seaweed works to stimulate, revitalise and nourish. Able to smooth and soften skin, it is effective in improving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines as well as treating acne. Seaweed is used in traditional Chinese medicine and Polynesian cultural practices to alleviate the symptoms of […]


Resveratrol WHAT IT DOES: This plant-derived extract is one of nature’s best defenders. Resveratrol is synthesised by plants in response to stressors from environmental aggressors and when applied topically, this antimicrobial substance is proven to promote the appearance of a smooth, youthful looking complexion.  HOW IT WORKS: A polyphenolic antioxidant, resveratrol finds free radicals and […]


Panthenol B5 WHAT IT DOES: Also known as Vitamin B5, panthenol is a great moisturising ingredient, and provides deep hydration which can help combat dry and dull skin.  Panthenol is a moisturiser and natural chemical compound sometimes known as pro-vitamin B5. This emollient is deeply hydrating and nourishing with anti-inflammatory protection, helping to soothe the […]


Oligopeptides WHAT IT DOES:  Oligopeptides are peptides whereby molecules contain relatively small numbers of amino-acid residues. They are derived from cell proteins and possess specific revitalising, regenerative and protective properties and are wonderful for enhancing collagen production, an essential building block for our skin.  HOW IT WORKS:  Peptides act as dispatchers that signal skin cells […]


Niacinamide Vitamin B3 WHAT IT DOES: Niacinamide is a formidable ingredient from the Vitamin B family, lauded for its ability to interact with cells and stimulate microcirculation, improving skin tone, texture and laxity. Niacinamide is used to tackle a legion of skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation, inflammation, reduced skin elasticity and redness.  HOW IT WORKS: Niacinamide […]