We select the finest quality ingredients for our skincare products.
Natural products should come from natural sources, extracted from plants, minerals and flowers, rather than artificial (man made) origins.
butters and oils
Our beautiful planet produces so many naturally occurring ingredients that are amazing for our body, hair and skin. Some popular skincare products may contain potentially harmful substances such as preservatives, synthetic man-made chemicals, parabens and petroleum. Swapping these for natural products reduces your exposure to these additives - which may damage, weaken and irritate the skin.
We have selected a super boosting recipe for our soaps; with so many benefits that soothe, nourish and moisturise. Here are some examples -
Prickly Pear Seed Oil grows in abundance in Malta, and contains more Tocopherol (Vitamin E) than any other oil available in the beauty care market. It is the best natural moisturiser on earth, up to 10 times more powerful than Argan Oil. Packed with essential fatty acids, Linoleic Acid / Omega 6, it is a powerhouse for healthy skin and hair.
Coconut Oil contains nourishing fatty acids that help hydrate and protect your skin. It is super moisturising; bolsters your skin's protective barrier by trapping moisture inside. Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and collagen producing, it helps maintain firmness and elasticity, repairs and heals.
Shea Butter also has a high concentration of fatty acids and vitamins. Linoleic, oleic, stearic and palmitic acids rapidly absorb into the skin, restoring lipids and creating a barrier between your skin and the outside environment. With the addition of emollient properties that create a smooth and soft barrier that seals in moisture. Vitamins A and E promote antioxidant activity, antibacterial properties fight infection in the skin, and anti-inflammatory properties condition, tone and soothe. Shea butter may be good for helping skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
Castor Oil is super moisturising and nourishing. It is made up of around 90% Ricinoleic Acid - a mono saturated omega 9 fatty acid. It is great for locking in moisture; creating a barrier on the skin. It stimulates tissue growth, which promotes wound healing, is anti-inflammatory and has antimicrobial properties that may help fight bacterial overgrowth.
Sweet Almond Oil is rich in Vitamins A and E, reducing irritation and calming inflammation. It contains softening properties that may revitalise, rejuvenate and reduce the signs of aging. Both a moisturiser and an emollient, almond oil smooths the skin and retains it by improving barrier function. It is said to relieve itching and reduce the symptoms of conditions such as acne. psoriasis and eczema.
Hemp Oil is perfect for all skin types. It is moisturising, an anti-inflammatory, has antioxidant qualities and antibacterial. Hemp Oil is a rich source of linolenic acid which soothes and protects. It is non-comedogenic (doesn't clog pores) and helps improve skin renewal and elasticity due to high vitamin levels.
Cocoa Butter Cocoa butter is rich in natural plant compounds called phytochemicals. These substances may improve blood flow to the skin and slow skin aging by protecting against damage from the sun's harmful UV rays. One common use of cocoa butter is to smooth scars, wrinkles, and other marks on the skin. Cocoa butter is mostly made up of fatty acids. These fats may help form a protective layer on the skin, preventing moisture from escaping, and therefore stopping the skin from drying out.
Jojoba Oil contains antimicrobial and anti fungal properties and is used as a remedy for countless skin conditions. Although jojoba oil is a botanical substance, its makeup is so similar to the oil (sebum) your body naturally produces that your skin can’t tell the difference. This makes it incredibly soothing, moisturising and less likely to build up on your skin and clog your pores, leading to fewer breakouts and less severe acne. It works to attract water to the top layer of the skin, helping to keep the skin hydrated. Jojoba oil contains natural forms of vitamin E, which works with your skin as an antioxidant, meaning that this oil can help your skin fight oxidative stress caused by everyday exposure to pollutants and other toxins.
Avocado Oil is one of the best oils for soothing dry skin. It is naturally high in vitamins and minerals helping hydrate and regenerate skin cells. With a high fatty acid content and natural SPF factor, Avocado oil is replenishing, revitalising and protecting.
Argan Oil is loaded with unsaturated fatty acids (oleic and linoleic acid) and antioxidants (vitamin E and polyphenols) making it hydrating and moisturising. It adds shine, protects hair from breakage and increases elasticity.
Black Seed Oil (also known as Kalonji) is packed with vitamins that can have a multitude of benefits for skin and hair. Great for hair regrowth and soothing the scalp whilst hydrating, Kalonji oil seals in the moisture in individual hair shafts because it is rich in fatty amino acids. It contains a unique active component thymoquinone - a very natural soothing agent and powerful antioxidant which helps to fight off free radicals which damage skin cells through oxidation. Vitamin A and amino acids help to reduce acne scars whilst the anti-inflammatory properties of the oil redness and irritation. Rich in plant acids and essential fatty acids, Black Seed Oil helps to maintain the lipid barrier, preventing the skin from drying out.
Rich in essential fatty acids, Papaya Seed Oil is easily absorbed, deeply moisturising the skin. With a high content of vitamins A, B, and C, proteolytic enzymes such as papain and chymopapain have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. By decreasing inflammation and treating scar marks, Papain can also remove damaged keratin build up which forms small irritations, unclog pores and dissolve excess sebum. Papaya is rich in antioxidants, such as lycopene, that may defend against the visible signs of aging. Papaya strengthens the hair and encourages fast and healthy hair growth. This oil has a high content of Vitamin A, B and C which help your scalp produce sebum, essential for nourishing, strengthening, and protecting your hair.
Broccoli Seed Oil is highly hydrating, non-greasy, and absorbs quickly; it contains a high content of fatty acids, vitamins and specifically Euric acid (Omega 9). Great for dry, thirsty hair, broccoli seed oil is a natural ingredient that is said to mimic silicone.
Camellia (Japanese Tsubaki) Oil is packed with antioxidants that help to calm inflamed and irritated skin. Easily absorbed and rich in Vitamin A, it naturally regenerates, hydrates and replenishes while infusing skin with powerful antioxidants and a high Vitamin E content, giving protection from free radical damage.
Safflower Oil is a rich source of fatty acids that help improve the skin's natural barrier and improve overall skin health. It deeply moisturizes and is rich in protective antioxidants - from both the high vitamin E content and unique flavonoids. Especially healing for damaged, dry skin due to its high concentrations of omega-6 fatty acid. Linoleic acid function allows quick absorption without a greasy consistency to moisturize the skin leaving a radiant, soft, and smooth glow. Safflower oil has a comedogenic rating of 0 meaning it doesn’t clog your pores.
Rosehip Oil is rich in Vitamin E and beta-carotene (primarily attributed to its function as an antioxidant). Research has shown that antioxidants, including beta-carotene, can help maintain skin health and appearance, and may protect the skin against UV damage. Rosehip Oil helps tissue regeneration, reduces the appearance of age spots, softens scar tissue and aids wound healing. Extremely beneficial for mature skin, and improving hyper pigmentation. Known for its ability to hydrate and help with the skin renewal process, rich in vitamins A, C and anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids.
Tamanu Oil, derived from the seeds of the tamanu nut tree native to Southeast Asia, is rich in essential fatty acids. Many of these essential fatty acids are naturally found in your body and are used to lubricate your skin and keep it healthy. Not having enough fatty acids changes your skin’s structure and function, causing dry, inflamed skin. Tamanu Oil creates a strong natural barrier, lowers inflammation and hydrates your skin.
Borage Oil, derived from the bright blue "starflower" Borage plant, has a high gamma linolenic acid (GLA) content - a fatty acid that can help reduce inflammation. Helps to reduce inflammation and restore dry skin. Provides hydration, seals in moisture and improves skin elasticity.
Marula Oil is lightweight and absorbs into the skin easily. The fatty acid content, particularly palmitic, stearic, oleic and myristic fatty acids, help moisturise and hydrate with emollient benefits. L-arginine and glutamic amino acids have anti-aging properties which help soften and smooth fine lines. Antioxidants, like vitamin E and vitamin C, fight free radicals and damage caused by UV rays.
Carrot Seed Oil is a type of essential oil that is extracted via steam distillation from the seeds of the Daucus Carota plant. Studies have shown it to contain antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. The strong antioxidant presence means it is a great rejuvenator for aging skin. With remarkable toning and revitalising effects, Carrot Seed Oil repairs skin damage, tones muscles and tissue, promotes circulation and healthy cell growth, and calms irritated skin.