We are transparent about what we put into our products. Here’s a description of the ingredients we use and how they help your skin become #pokoperfect.
- Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Juice Extract
Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Juice Extract
Rich source of essential vitamins B, C, and E which are beneficial for skin health, as well as enzymes and antioxidants for protecting the skin against pollutants. Aloe vera juice is an excellent skin hydrator, which can help to reduce the frequency of acne break-outs and keep dry skin quenched. Natural anti-inflammatory properties also soothe the skin, and can help to fight against surface acne.
Alumina is a natural mineral used as an absorbent and texture enhancer in cosmetics. It helps control oil and is found chiefly in sun cream, forming part of a coating mixture for mineral UV filters such as titanium dioxide.
- Aluminum Stearate
Aluminum stearate is the aluminum salt of the common fatty acid stearic acid. It is a fine white powder used in cosmetic products as a thickening agent, pH stabiliser, and texture enhancer, thanks to its water-repelling properties.
- Apple Fruit Extract
Apple Fruit Extract
Apple fruit extract is a super ingredient rich in antioxidants, which helps protect skin from UV rays and makes it appear more youthful. It has many anti-ageing benefits, thanks to a high level of phenolic compounds and flavonoids. These compounds protect the skin by neutralizing free radicals and increasing skin elasticity, thereby reducing the signs of ageing. But apple fruit extract doesn’t only have anti-ageing benefits. It is also an exfoliant rich in alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as malic acid, that promotes a smooth and even complexion.
- Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot kernel oil is high in omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, which soothe the skin while keeping it soft and supple. Apricot kernel oil also closely resembles the natural sebum produced by the skin, making it an excellent ingredient for keeping your skin balanced and hydrated without irritation.
- Argan Oil
Commonly found in skin moisturisers, argan oil absorbs quickly, without leaving a greasy film on the skin. It is high in vitamin E and omega fatty acids, which keep skin moisturized and balanced which can help prevent both dry patches and surface acne.
- Arnica Oil
Arnica oil is an active ingredient derived from the arnica montana plant. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties make it an ideal ingredient to help treat acne and soothe puffy or irritated skin. Arnica oil is used to treat, nourish and soothe skin - all while preventing irritation.
- Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is an emollient vegetable oil with powerful antioxidant properties that provide a rich source of regenerating fatty acids for the skin. It also contains a natural steroid of plant origin called steroline, which triggers the production of collagen, making the skin luscious, brighter and less prone to fine lines.
- Baobab Oil
Derived from the seeds of the Adansonia tree, this plant oil is supercharged with vitamins A, D, E and F to help the skin rejuvenate damaged cells. Baobab oil is also full of omega fatty acids to help fight free radicals and the signs of aging. Thanks to its rich and silky finish, this oil is particularly beneficial for dry skin conditions to provide hydration without clogging pores.
- Benzyl Benzoate
Benzyl benzoate is a multifunctional ingredient primarily used to optimise skincare formulas by acting as a stabiliser, solvent or preservative. However, it also benefits the skin thanks to its antioxidant properties that help protect against free radicals.
- Blueberry Fruit Extract
Blueberry Fruit Extract
Blueberry fruit extract has an array of benefits, making it a superfood for the skin. It contains potent antioxidants known as polyphenolics that deftly shield and protect the skin from visible or infrared light, soothe acne-related inflammation, reduce oxidative stress, improve circulation and boost collagen. Blueberry fruit extract is even a source of pro-retinol, which helps slow down and improve signs of ageing.
- Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane
Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane is a synthetic sunscreen that absorbs UVA and UVB rays to protect the skin from sun damage. It is commonly used in suncare products such as sun cream, where it is usually listed as Avobenzone. When applied to the skin, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane absorbs harmful UV rays, which could cause premature signs of ageing, hyperpigmentation, sunburn and more severe conditions such as skin cancer, and converts it to less harmful infrared energy - heat.
- Calendula Oil
Calendula oil is a natural, nourishing oil from the calendula officinalis flower. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is used to help treat various skin conditions and promote clear, even skin. Its ability to successfully soothe inflammation makes it adept at addressing and helping improve skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. Calendula oil is a gentle ingredient that won’t dry out your skin, so it can be used with other ingredients to combat these conditions, like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. In fact, calendula oil is intensely nourishing and promotes hydration by improving absorption and giving skin the ability to hold onto water for longer. But that’s not all. Soothing flavonoids in the oil also protect against free radicals and keep the skin healthy and looking its best.
- Candelilla Wax
Candelilla wax is a vegan wax with many roles, namely as a thickening agent, emollient, and texture enhancer that has the added benefit of being good for the skin. It is said to improve and reduce the signs of ageing and hydrate dehydrated scaly skin. This makes it ideal for anyone wanting to address premature ageing or even those with psoriasis or eczema, thanks to candelilla wax being a protective skin barrier that locks in moisture.
Cannabidiol is a compound found in the hemp plant known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe skin irritation and promote faster healing. This makes it especially beneficial for inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, and psoriasis. Its soothing properties also make it suitable for sensitive skin types that have a tendency to react negatively to certain products. It also has antioxidant properties which can help combat free radical damage.
- Caprylic Triglyceride
Caprylic triglyceride is a blend of coconut oil and glycerin. It binds other ingredients together and acts as a fantastic emollient and preservative that helps the active ingredients in products soak into the skin quicker and last longer. Caprylic triglyceride has antioxidant properties that neutralise toxins and fight oxidisation, both of which can lead to premature skin ageing. It also has an abundance of fatty acids that help replenish the skin and fight moisture loss.
Carbomer is an inactive ingredient that acts as a thickening agent and emulsifier that helps control the flow and consistency of a product and prevents the oils and liquids of a solution from separating. Although it doesn’t impact the skin directly, carbomers bring the solution together and optimise the effectiveness of the active ingredients working together on the skin.
- Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood essential oil is derived from the cedar tree and is rich in nutritional, skin-loving properties. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, making it helpful in addressing several skin conditions such as acne and eczema and helping maintain clear, glowing skin. Thanks to the concentration of antioxidants, cedarwood essential oil not only soothes irritated skin, but also reduces the flare-ups of eczema, evens out skin tone, reduces breakouts and prevents early signs of ageing.
- Cetearyl Alcohol
When it comes to alcohols in skincare, not all are created equal. Unlike drying alcohols which can damage the skin (like alcohol denat), cetearyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol that works as an emollient, helping to heal dry, dehydrated skin.
Cinnamal is a fragrant organic compound that is either naturally found in cinnamon tree bark or made synthetically. It is typically used as a fragrance ingredient.
Citral is a natural chemical with a citrus scent that comes from the essential oils of fruit and plants such as lemon, lemon grass, and orange blossom. It has minor antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is packed with vitamins, nourishing the skin and improving circulation. Thanks to these properties and its pleasant smell, citral is frequently used as a fragrance in skincare and cosmetic products.
- Citric Acid
Citric acid is a stabilising agent derived from citrus fruits. It is used to adjust the pH of products and ensure it is not too alkaline and possesses properties that benefit the skin. As an AHA, Citric acid has antioxidant and anti-ageing properties that help repair the signs of photodamage by exfoliating the skin to get rid of dead skin cells for a younger, firmer complexion.
A natural fragrance extracted from plants such as roses, lemongrass and chamomile. It provides a floral scent to cosmetic and skincare products.
- Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Cocamidopropyl betaine, is a plant-derived (usually coconut) or synthetic fatty acid that acts as a surfactant that easily bonds with pollutants, making their removal much easier. In cleansers, cocamidopropyl betaine is combined with another cleansing agent, as it is too mild to be used alone and won’t cleanse the skin properly. It also helps increase the lathering effect of cleansers.
- Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a natural emollient widely used in products as a superfood ingredient, and with good reason. It is packed with fatty acids, which restore the skin's essential nutrients, keeping it looking youthful and radiant, and has antioxidant properties that help skin fight pollutants, soothe inflammation, and reduce visible signs of ageing. Furthermore, it also possesses antimicrobial properties that help combat acne-causing bacteria and treat breakouts.
- Crambe Seed Oil
Crambe Seed Oil
Also known as Abyssinian Oil, Crambe seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the Crambe abyssinica plant. The oil acts as an emollient in skin care products and has a multitude of benefits for the skin. It is ideal for treating acne as it prevents the skin from producing excess sebum. Additionally, the ingredient is jam-packed with omega-fatty acids that promote collagen production and nourish the skin. Crambe seed oil also helps even out complexions and reduces hyperpigmentation, while preventing further UV damage that can exacerbate the condition
- C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
C12-15 alkyl benzoate acts as an emollient, texture enhancer and solvent in skin care products. It is most commonly used in sun creams to ensure that active components are evenly distributed throughout the formula. C12-15 alkyl benzoate has occlusive properties, allowing it to retain moisture for longer and reduce moisture loss. It is also said to have the potential to boost the SPF of certain active ingredients found in sun creams
- Disodium EDTA
Disodium is a water-soluble acid that acts as a chelating agent in skincare products. This means that it stops the ingredients in the formula from binding to trace elements present in the ingredients and helps enhance the formula's stability, preventing it from changing pH, odour, or consistency. It also enhances the foaming and cleansing abilities of a skincare product.
Ethylhexylglycerin is used in skincare products as a skin conditioner, and has mild humectant properties that can boost skin hydration without leaving a greasy or sticky feel. In addition to this, ethylhexylglycerin has the ability to expand the capabilities of preservatives and can itself be used as a co-preservative.
- Ethylhexyl salicylate
Ethylhexyl salicylate is an organic compound that is used as a UV filter in skin care products to help protect the skin from harmful UVB rays. Also known as octyl salicylate, this ingredient prevents and improves the appearance of ageing and dark marks thanks to its ability to shield the skin from harmful rays that could lead to premature ageing and hyperpigmentation.
Eugenol is a scent chemical found in plants such as cloves, basil, and bay leaves. It is primarily used as a fragrance in products, but its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties have made scientists sit up and take notice. It is now being studied as a potentially promising molecule to help treat dermatitis.
Farnesol is renowned for its ability to operate as a bio activator and is believed to have antioxidant properties that help reduce the signs of ageing and which tighten the skin. It also controls sebum production, helping the skin stay balanced and preventing it from getting too dry or oily.
- Fennel Oil
Fennel Oil contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe stressed-out skin and reduce puffiness. It also contains ingredients such as limonene and anethol, which minimises pores and balances skin. In addition to this, fennel oil helps protect the skin from environmental stressors, such as UV rays and pollutants. This prevents premature signs of ageing and hyperpigmentation from appearing.
- Fig Extract
Fig extract is derived from the fig fruit. It is a powerful antioxidant that boosts skin hydration by decreasing water loss and helping the skin retain moisture for longer. It can also be used to address hyperpigmentation and dark marks as it targets tyrosinase, an enzyme that can lead to dark patches if present in large amounts.
- Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense oil comes from the boswellia carterii tree. Thanks to its cytophylactic properties and the boswellic acid it contains, it reduces signs of ageing and fights acne-causing bacteria. Furthermore, frankincense oil has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe inflammation and speeds up the formation of new cells.
Fructose is a sugar found mainly in fruit, honey, and vegetables. In skincare, it has several roles. It acts as a humectant with water-binding properties or even as an exfoliant, loosening impurities that cling to the skin. Fructose also has skin conditioning properties, and protects the skin from environmental factors
Geraniol is a natural fragrance ingredient extracted from geranium or various essential oils. It gives skincare products a fresh scent and is a better alternative to synthetic fragrances. Geraniol also increases the strength and longevity of scents in products
- Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium Essential Oil is a potent anti-ageing substance because of its characteristics as an astringent and healer. Geranium Oil offers significant cellular regeneration properties, as well as toning and protecting your skin by tightening and reducing the signs of ageing. Germanium oil can be quite soothing when applied to the skin. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties help detoxify and soothe skin and give your complexion a radiance boost.
Glucose is a natural sugar that acts as a humectant and skin conditioner. It helps the skin retain moisture and revitalises it by energising the skin cells.
- Glyceryl Stearate PEG-100 Stearate
Glyceryl Stearate PEG-100 Stearate
Glyceryl stearate peg-100 stearate is a combination of emulsifying stearate ingredients - glycol stearate and PEG-100 stearate. PEG 100 stearate is an emollient that gives skin a softer, smoother texture by inhibiting moisture loss and boosting hydration in the skin. This increase in hydration makes the skin softer and healthier. Glycol stearate, on the other hand, acts as an emollient, emulsifier and surfactant, with moisturising properties that help soften and smooth skin while preventing moisture loss.
- Glycolic Acid
Glycolic acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). It acts as a potent exfoliator and peeling agent by removing dead skin cells and revealing the brighter, younger-looking skin beneath. Furthermore, it has antibacterial properties that can help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
- Grape Seed Oil
Grape Seed Oil
Grape seed oil is an emollient plant oil obtained from grape seeds. It is known for having strong anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties and is packed with high omega fatty acids, linoleic acid and vitamin E. The linoleic acid in grape seed oil protects the skin's natural barrier function, while vitamin E helps protect against sun damage and other environmental factors such as pollution. Furthermore, grape seed oil acts as an emollient, softening skin and leaving it supple, hydrated and looking more youthful.
- Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Extract
A powerful botanical extract high in antioxidants that can effectively soothe irritated skin, and help repair environmental damage caused by factors like pollutants and sun exposure. Green tea extract is also rich in flavanoids, which can boost immune response in skin cells to promote faster healing.
- Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Although it is often confused with CBD oil, Hemp seed oil is a very different ingredient. CBD oil comes from the hemp plant's leaves, stalks and stems, while hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant and does not contain CBD. However, hemp seed oil also has many potential benefits and is rich in nutrients and fatty acids. Using it in skincare products has become increasingly popular thanks to its antioxidant and hydrating properties. It is believed to help address stressed-out skin, reduce redness, soothe skin, reduce the signs of ageing and help support the skin’s natural moisture barrier. And this is only what we know about the compound so far. Future research may highlight even more benefits.
- Hyaluronic Acid
A sugary compound which extracts up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent skin hydrator. Some scientific evidence also suggests that hyaluronic acid can boost the skin’s natural collagen production, to regain elasticity and an even skin tone.
- Hydrolysed Collagen
Collagen is a protein found in the body. Hydrolysed collagen is collagen that has been broken down into smaller particles that are easier to process. It is a popular ingredient in skincare as it is considered an antioxidant and has good moisturising properties for the skin.
- Hydrolysed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer
Hydrolysed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer
As its name suggests, hydrolysed wheat protein is wheat protein that has been hydrolysed. It is a humectant that improves skin firmness and aids in the formation of a layer that helps to retain moisture and create radiance. Hydrolysed wheat protein protects the skin from drying out and reduces signs of ageing.
Isodeceth-6 is a cleansing and emulsifying ingredient in skincare products that improves the foaming and lathering abilities of a product and functions as a surfactant. It also has skin conditioning properties.
Keratoline is a gentle enzymatic exfoliant that removes dead skin cells to reveal healthy, younger-looking skin. It is an alternative to AHAs that promotes cell renewal.
- Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is a plant oil that is high in fatty acids and can be used topically to relieve skin irritation. It has also been demonstrated to improve the regenerative capabilities of the skin.
- Lactic Acid
Lactic acid is an AHA extracted from milk or made synthetically. The synthetic form is used in vegan products. Lactic acid exfoliates the skin's surface by dissolving the substance that keeps dead skin together, allowing it to slough naturally as it did previously. It also has hydrating properties.
- Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil is an essential oil that is extracted from the lavender plant. It can help reduce wrinkles, soothe acne, balance skin and even help address eczema and psoriasis thanks to its antifungal and anti-inflammatory effects
- Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
A fragrance ingredient in skin care products with antioxidant, astringent and antimicrobial properties that fight acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation. It lightly exfoliates, helping reduce hyperpigmentation caused by acne scars
- Lemon Fruit Extract
Lemon Fruit Extract
Lemon extract helps reduce hyperpigmentation by brightening skin and lightening dark marks. It has antioxidant properties to help minimise oxidative stress and cleanses and unclogs pores while regulating oil production.
Limonene is an oil that comes from the peels of citrus fruits. It is used as a fragrant ingredient in skincare products and has potent antioxidant properties. It is also believed to have skin soothing capabilities
Linalool is a natural chemical that occurs in many flowers and essential oils. It has anti-inflammatory properties, giving it the ability to greatly reduce skin inflammation caused by conditions such as acne, and reduce the visible signs of ageing.
- Magnesium Aluminium Silicate
Magnesium Aluminium Silicate
Magnesium aluminium silicate is made from clay minerals that are found in nature. It is used to improve the texture and function of cosmetics and skincare products
- Malic Acid
Malic acid is an exfoliating ingredient derived from fruit that also occurs naturally in the body. It is classified as an AHA and is used as an exfoliant and pH stabilizer in cosmetic and skincare products. Malic acid also boosts the effectiveness of other AHAs, helping them work optimally.
- Mandarin Oil
Mandarin oil is a very mild essential oil with many healing properties. It helps reduce acne, brighten the skin, prevent excess sebum production, improve hyperpigmentation, and reduce signs of ageing.
- Matrixyl 3000
The peptides palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 make up matrixyl 3000. Matrixyl 3000 helps replenish moisture in dehydrated skin cells, resulting in improved radiance and lustre. It also promotes collagen and hyaluronic acid production in the skin, leading to healthy, youthful skin
- Moringa Oil
Moringa oil is compromised almost 50% of monounsaturated fatty acids, with a particularly high percentage of oleic acid which helps to replenish moisture in the skin lost in the aging process It is also a rich source of vitamin E, which helps to reduce scarring and acne marks while keeping the skin moisturised and protected against environmental damage.
- Neroli Essential Oil
Neroli Essential Oil
Neroli oil is a plant oil that has a fragrant orange blossom scent. It has strong antioxidant properties and encourages cell regeneration, making it an excellent ingredient for lightening hyperpigmentation and scars. Furthermore, neroli oil is also helpful for helping treat acne, redness and signs of ageing.
Niacinamide (vitamin B3) is a skincare ingredient known for its skin-restoring benefits, minimising large pores and brightening dull skin. It helps restore the skin's natural barrier and aids in visibly repairing UV damage while shielding the skin from free radicals. Niacinamide helps protect the skin's surface from moisture loss and has also been demonstrated to help plump up skin
Rich in antioxidants, lipids and vitamins, oatmeal is a powerful anti-inflammatory plant extract. It can calm skin quickly and effectively, making it suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. It is particularly effective for alleviating rashes and sunburns, as well as soothing inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Octocrylene is a sunscreen ingredient that protects the skin from mostly UVB radiation, but also provides some UVA protection. It absorbs UV rays, safeguarding the skin from sun damage.
Oleth-10 is a cleansing agent and emulsifier that helps cleanse the skin by helping mix oil, water and impurities so that grime can be washed away.
- Olive Oil
A natural emollient, olive oil is charged full of fatty acids to help dry skin retain water and stay hydrated. Naturally rich in squalene, making it particularly beneficial for more sensitive skin types, as squalene mimics the skin’s naturally occurring oils. Olive oil also contains phenolic compounds, which work as effective antioxidants to heal the skin from environmental damage.
- Orange Essential Oil
Orange Essential Oil
Orange Essential Oil is derived from citrus fruits and helps the skin maintain a smooth, even appearance and texture. It also helps improve skin conditions such as acne, and fight the signs of ageing.
- Passion Fruit Extract
Passion Fruit Extract
Passion fruit extract has antioxidant and skin-soothing properties that make it a brilliant ingredient in skincare products. It also hydrates the skin by reducing moisture loss.
- Pentylene Glycol
Pentylene glycol is found naturally in plants, although it can also be synthetic. It is an emulsifier and solvent with antibacterial and moisture-binding properties.
Phenoxyethanol is a synthetic preservative widely used in skincare to protect formulas from microbes.
- Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6
Gentle texture enhancer that helps restore the skin's natural moisture barrier and decreases water loss. It leaves a luxurious, velvety feeling on the skin.
- Polysorbate 20
Polysorbate 20 functions as a cleansing agent and emulsifier in skincare products. It is also used as a texture enhancer and fragrance.
- Polysorbate 60
Polysorbate 60 is an emulsifier and surfactant that improves the feel and texture of a skincare product.
- Pomegranate Extract
With naturally high levels of vitamin C, this fruit extract is a powerful antioxidant which helps to brighten dull complexions and fade out acne scarring, sun damage and dark spots. High levels of antioxidants also help to protect skin cells from environmental damage, fight against free radicals and reduce skin inflammation.
- Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate
Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate
Potassium azeloyl diglycinate (Azelaic Acid) is an ingredient best known for helping improve the redness, texture and discomfort associated with sensitive skin. Studies show that potassium azeloyl diglycinate could be especially beneficial for inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea. It also helps improve the appearance of blemishes, regulates oil and hydrates the skin.
- Potassium Cetyl Phosphate
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate
Potassium cetyl phosphate is an alkyl phosphate that acts as a cleansing agent and emulsifier. Its primary function is to improve the texture and feel of the products it is used in, but it can also help boost SPF.
- PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate
PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate
PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate is a gentle emollient that enhances the spreadability of creams, SPF value, and moisturises the skin.
- Propylene Glycol
As a humectant, propylene glycol is commonly used to boost the moisturising properties of skincare products and allows active ingredients to penetrate the skin deeper.
- Raspberry Extract
Raspberry extract is derived from raspberries and is rich in antioxidants and vitamins. It inhibits enzymes that cause discolouration and prevents skin from sagging. In addition, raspberry extra promotes skin hydration and prevents moisture loss, making it an ideal ingredient for anti-ageing skincare products.
- Rose Essential Oil
Rose Essential Oil
Rose oil is gentle enough for all skin types and helps promote healthy, vibrant skin. Because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, rose oil has been shown to be an effective treatment for acne, inflammatory skin conditions and redness. It helps improve the texture of your skin and combat dry, ageing skin. It can also help with many skin disorders, such as psoriasis.
- Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil is plant oil derived from the seeds of rose bushes. Rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, rosehip oil helps regenerate skin and treat a wide range of skin conditions such as acne. It also contains linoleic acid, which helps address hyperpigmentation. It is a highly effective moisturiser that helps protect the skin barrier.
- Rose Floral Water
Rose Floral Water
Rose floral water is produced through a distillation process and is basically a diluted version of rose oil. It packed with antioxidant compounds known as polyphenols, and is high in fatty acids. As a result, rose floral water is well-known for its soothing, nourishing and protecting properties. It not only soothes redness and irritation, but also protects skin from free radicals.
- Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood oil comes from the sandalwood tree. This plant oil acts as an emollient and is especially beneficial to dry and ageing skin, penetrating the skin deeply and providing intense hydration while improving the signs of ageing. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits thanks to compounds such as santalol, which helps soothe inflammation and balances the skin.
- Sea Buckthorn Oil
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Derived from the flesh of the Sea-Buckthorn berry, this oil is commonly found in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. It is rich in antioxidants like vitamin E to protect the skin from free radicals, as well as keeping the skin moisturised. Fatty acids like stearic acid, linoleic acid and oleic acid help maintain the skin’s moisture barrier to protect from environmental pollutants.
- Shea Butter
High levels of fatty acids and essential vitamins make shea butter an excellent occlusive for dry, dehydrated skin unable to retain enough moisture on its own. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory properties to help heal dry, damaged complexions, which help to condition the skin leaving it supple and smooth.
Simethicone is an anti-foaming agent made by combining dimethicone and silica that enhances product performance.
- Sodium Hydroxide
A PH balancer that helps improve the performance of skin care products and makes them more gentle on the skin.
- Sorbitan Stearate
Sorbitan stearate is derived from sorbitol and stearic acid, primarily used in skincare products to act as an emulsifier that thickens and stabilises a product's formula. It is also an effective moisturiser which is why it can often be found in anti-ageing and dry skin treatment products.
- Stearic Acid
Stearic acid is a fatty acid that acts as a skin-softener. It gives skincare products moisturising properties while helping strengthen the skin’s natural barrier. Stearic acid also helps prevent moisture loss and protects against the signs of ageing.
- Sugarcane Extract
Sugarcane extract is a natural exfoliant that smooths and brightens the skin while promoting the growth of healthy new skin cells. It is rich in lactic and glycolic acids, which help eliminate dead skin cells and encourage cell renewal.
- Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower Seed Oil
As a non-fragrant, non-volatile plant oil, sunflower seed oil is an effective emollient for treating dry skin while still being gentle enough for sensitive skin types. As a rich source of fatty acids like linoleic acid, it can also help repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier and strengthen its ability to keep moisture in, and harmful pollutants out.
- Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Derived from the seeds of almonds, sweet almond oil (almond oil) is high in fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that help relieve stressed-out skin, shield the skin from UV damage and restore the skin's natural barrier.
- Tartaric Acid
An alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), tartaric acid has antioxidant properties and helps maintain the pH range needed so that other AHAs can work more effectively as exfoliants.
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree essential oil is derived from the leaves of an Australian tree called Melaleuca alternifolia. It is most famous for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which many people use to help treat their acne. It does this by reducing acne-causing bacteria on the skin’s surface and calming red, inflamed skin caused by breakouts.
- Thermus Thermophilus Ferment
Thermus Thermophilus Ferment
Thermus thermophilus ferment is the natural byproduct resulting from the fermentation of a deep-sea bacterium known as Thermus thermophilus. This super ingredient is known to be effective at fighting the signs of ageing and helping protect the skin from UV damage.
- Titanium Dioxide
Titanium dioxide is used as a thickening and sunscreen agent in skincare products. The mineral helps prevent sun damage and premature ageing and is suitable for any skin type. Titanium dioxide is non-comedogenic, making it ideal for skin prone to breakouts, as it won’t block pores
- Vegetable Glycerin
Vegetable glycerin is a natural, plant-derived humectant that works to draw moisture out of the air into the skin, keeping the skin moisturised. Glycerin also occurs naturally in the skin, working to maintain the natural moisture barrier which defends the skin from environmental damage, dryness and irritation. By replenishing the skin’s natural glycerin with vegetable glycerin, this can help maintain a balanced, moisturised and healthy complexion.
Venuceane is an antioxidant that acts as a skin-conditioning agent that protects against UV radiation and the signs of ageing caused by it. Venuceane also has hydrating and regenerative benefits and helps strengthen the skin’s natural barrier.
- Vitamin A (Retinol Palmitate)
Vitamin A (Retinol Palmitate)
Retinol palmitate is a retinoid commonly found in skincare products. It is a powerful antioxidant with many skincare benefits. Retinol palmitate increases collagen production, which helps reduce signs of ageing, and can also be used to help treat mild acne.
- Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate)
Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate)
Sodium ascorbyl phosphate is a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C, created by combining ascorbic acid, phosphate and salt. It is an antioxidant that can help brighten skin, improve the signs of ageing and reduce discolouration.
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
Vitamin E has antioxidant properties, which give it the ability to help protect the skin from free radicals and UV radiation. It can also help soothe irritated skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
- Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat germ oil triticum vulgare) is a plant oil that helps protect and soften skin while promoting suppleness. It is high in vitamin E, which gives it the ability to shield the skin from environmental stressors and help repair skin. Rich in antioxidants, wheat germ oil also helps slow down the signs of ageing and strengthens the skin’s protective barrier.
- White Horehound Extract
White Horehound Extract
White horehound extract (Marrubium vulgare extract) is used in cosmetics to help the skin fight free radicals and pollutants. It also helps soothe irritated skin and strengthen the skin’s barrier function.
- Xanthan Gum
Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide (carbohydrate) used as a thickening agent, binding agent and emulsifier in skin care products. It is also used to enhance the feel and texture of products.
- Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang ylang oil is known for preventing excessive dryness and oiliness by regulating oil production in the skin. It soothes irritation while also nourishing and strengthening the skin. It can also help improve uneven skin tone.
- Zinc Oxide
Zinc oxide is a UV filter that helps protect against signs of ageing caused by UVA and UVB rays. It also helps soothe irritated skin and seal in moisture.