Below you’ll find a description of each and every ingredient in BALM A034.
VITAMIN E NATURAL Tocopherol
Vitamin E is a fat soluble, natural anti-oxidant which helps to neutralise free radicals and fight inflammation. This moisturising oil is easily absorbed into the skin and is especially suitable for dry skin as it strengthens skin barrier function. Vitamin E supports skin health and appearance, is anti-ageing and may reduce the effects of UV damage.
ROSE HIP OIL ORGANIC Rosa Canina
Extracted by cold-pressing the seeds of the Rose Hip plant, this oil is rich in the essential fatty acids linoleic acid, gamma-linoleic acid and oleic acid and also contains tocopherols and carotenoids, both antioxidants. Helps to even skin tone, rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of scars. Contains retinoic acid (vitamin A) which is used to treat psoriasis and ageing skin.
JOJOBA SEED OIL ORGANIC Simmondsia Chinensis
Extracted from the jojoba bean, this golden liquid is made up of protective wax esters similar to those produced by the skin, enabling it to penetrate the deep layers of the skin, keeping it smooth, supple and moisturised. Jojoba oil forms a protective layer to seal in moisture for long-lasting hydration. Also contains vitamins A, D and E and essential fatty acids omega 6 and 9 which help repair damaged skin tissue and regenerate skin cells. Its anti-inflammatory and healing properties mean it works especially well for those with eczema, dermatitis and acne.
EVENING PRIMROSE OIL ORGANIC (EPO) Oenothera Biennis
Obtained by cold-pressing the seeds of the Evening Primrose flower, this oil is high in the omega-6 fatty acids gamma-linoleic acid and linoleic acid that help reduce inflammation, improve skin structure and function and retain moisture. Studies have found that EPO helps with acne and in certain countries it’s medically approved to treat eczema.
SQUALANE Olive oil
Not to be confused with shark liver-derived squalene, this highly hydrating but lightweight oil mimics the skin’s own natural oils and penetrates pores without clogging them to improve skin at a cellular level. Although human skin produces its own squalene, it diminishes rapidly from the mid to late 20s, after which skin can start to become dry and rough. Squalane has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties meaning it can fight off the free radicals that cause premature ageing, soothe irritation and improve skin health. Regular use is thought to increase collagen production, meaning it may also help firm the skin.
SHEA BUTTER ORGANIC Butyrospermum Parkii
Produced from the nuts of the shea tree, this rich, ivory-coloured butter conditions and tones the skin and helps restore elasticity. Contains regenerating phytosterols used in many anti-ageing products for younger, healthy skin. High in the essential fatty acids linoleic and oleic acid, Shea Butter is an effective moisturiser that also regulates the skin’s oil production, so can be useful for both dry and oily skin types. This healing butter also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and can shield the skin from environmental damage by restoring its natural barrier.
ARGAN OIL ORGANIC Argania Spinosa Kernel
This nourishing, regenerating and protective oil is extracted from the kernels of the Argan fruit and contains high levels of omega-6 and antioxidant tocopherols. It naturally balances sebum production and is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory making it the perfect choice for oily and acne-prone skin. Studies have found that Argan Oil protects against sun damage and can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity. It helps restore skin barrier function by locking in hydration. Argan Oil also helps repair damaged cuticles and improves the condition of the nails.
COCONUT BUTTER ORGANIC Cocos Nucifera
Cold pressed from coconuts, skin smoothing coconut butter is full of free fatty acids (FFAs) and aids in the stratum corneum’s protective skin barrier function, helping to prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL). It also offers some protection from UV radiation but should not be used in place of sunscreen.
SWEET ALMOND OIL ORGANIC Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis
Made from cold pressed almonds, this deeply nourishing and hydrating oil is rich in glucosides, minerals, vitamins and omega-9 and performs many functions to help maintain skin health. Sweet Almond Oil contains high levels of the antioxidants vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper and has softening properties which help rejuvenate and even skin tone, improving its overall appearance. Almond oil is anti-inflammatory and can help calm irritation. Also offers some sun protection and can aid in the reversal of UV damage.
BEESWAX ORGANIC Cera Alba
Sourced from honeycomb, vitamin-rich beeswax supports skin cell reconstruction and health. Its anti-inflammatory properties encourage wound healing and it also helps to form a protective barrier between the skin and the environment without clogging pores.
SUNFLOWER OIL ORGANIC Helianthus Annuus
Packed full of omega-6 and the anti-oxidant vitamin E, this oil works synergistically with other plant oils to carry nourishment deep into the skin to soothe and hydrate. This anti-inflammatory oil also works to repair the skin barrier, locking moisture in.
CLOVE BUD OIL ORGANIC Eugenia Caryophyllus
This essential oil has been found to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Clove oil also promotes healing, relieves itching and is anti-microbial and anti-fungal.
LAVENDER HIGH ALTITUDE ORGANIC Lavandula Angostifolia
Extracted from high altitude lavender plants for greater purity, this relaxing and skin-soothing essential oil has well known anti-bacterial, anti-viral and healing properties, it also has detoxifying and purifying effects on the skin.
BLOOD ORANGE PEEL OIL ORGANIC Citrus Aurantium Dulcis
Both calming and invigorating, this fragrant, skin conditioning essential oil has antioxidant properties.
ROMAN CHAMOMILE OIL ORGANIC Anthemis Nobilis Flower
Another calming essential oil, Roman Chamomile boosts skin health, has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and is said to soothe skin irritation and promote wound healing.
CEDARWOOD ATLAS OIL ORGANIC Cedrus Atlantica Bark
An anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-microbial essential oil, Cedarwood is thought to be beneficial for acne and reducing outbreaks and also to reduce the appearance of scarring.
TEA TREE LEAF OIL ORGANIC Melaleuca Alternifolia
Well known for its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, Tea Tree essential oil promotes healthy skin by soothing and healing wounds, itching and irritation and also helps with oily skin.
VANILLA NATURAL AROMA
This naturally derived vanilla flavour imparts a pleasant aroma, complementing the various essential oils contained within this balm.
Natural Terpenes Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Citronellol and Linalool
These are naturally occurring terpenes that are found in the above listed essential oils. Cosmetic regulations introduced in 2004, state that these organic compounds must be declared separately on the label because when used as isolated chemicals in cosmetic fragrances, they are potentially allergenic. However, when naturally occurring in essential oils, these terpenes do not exhibit the same allergenic activity and are therefore safe to apply topically.
Eugenol, found in cloves, is anti-bacterial. Geraniol has anti-oxidant, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties and is present in lavender and orange essential oils. Calming Limonene, found in orange oil, has anti-oxidant qualities. Naturally present in the chamomile plant, Citronellol and imparts a sweet, floral scent. Linalool has a pleasant scent and occurs naturally in lavender, tea tree, orange and chamomile essential oils.
INGREDIENTS: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Seed Butter**, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed oil**, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil**, Squalane (Olive oil)*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) oil**, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit oil**, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) oil**, Cera Alba (Beeswax)**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed oil**, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud oil**, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Blood Orange) Peel oil**, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender High Altitude) oil**, Anthemis Nobilis Flower (Roman Chamomile) oil**, Cedrus Atlantica Bark (Cedarwood Atlas) oil**, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf (Tea Tree) oil**, Aroma (Vanilla Flavour)* Eugenol**, Geraniol**, Limonene**, Citronellol**, Linalool**.
Natural* Certified Organic**
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