Hero Ingredients & Glossary

At Larissa Bright Australia we have high quality standards for all our products.  We use only the best ingredients that Mother Earth has to offer.  We are so confident that you will love our products, otherwise you will receive your money back within 14 days of purchase.  

All plants produce a variety of bioactive molecules that work to protect themselves from insect and bacterial attack, dehydration and other environmental factors.  We capture these pure plant essences and use them as the base of our skin and body care products to protect and nuture your skin, the way that nature intended.  

Our quality promise to you, is to bring you natural, aromatherapeutic products bursting with fresh, ethical, natural ingredients that are effective to enhance your natural beauty.  Simply refer to our Hero Ingredient Glossary below and discover the pure plant power of nature and it's harmonising benefits for you, naturally.

Glossary of Terms

Aromatherapy- What is aromatherapy?  Aromatherapy is a type of alternative medicine that uses essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds which are aimed at improving a person's health or mood.  Aromatherapy is a widely used term for a range of traditional therapies that use essential oils. These may include massaging oils, or any topical application that uses pure, essential oils - the essential oils are either absorbed through the skin or inhaled.
Apothecary- What is apothecary?  Apothecary is a historical name for a medical professional who formulates and dispenses medicines (which were based on natural ingredients and plant extracts and compounds) to physicians, surgeons and patients — a role now served by a pharmacist.
Vegan - Noun.  A person who does not eat or use animal or animal by-products.
Essential Oils - A natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted; have specific characteristics, which determine their use – they can be stimulating or relaxing or even anti-bacterial and healing. Usually inhaled or used in treatments, where they are absorbed into the skin.
Certified Organic - Organic certification is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products that are grown free of pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides.

 
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Australian Made We are proud that our all of our products are made in Australia.  We are also proud that our ingredients are sourced, where possible from Australian farmers and from the most reputable Australian suppliers.  When you choose Larissa Bright Australia, you are choosing to support Aussie jobs, farmers and families. Cruelty Free - Not tested on animals Our products are proudly certified Choose Cruelty Free.  In fact, you will see us listed amongst their preferred products list.  
Choose Cruelty Free Ltd have a  strict criteria that must be met and companies are bound with a legal  contact to ensure ongoing commitment against animal testing.
Vegan Product Selected  products in our range are proudly Vegan friendly.

These products include our herbal,vegan skincare collection, 100%  pure mineral cosmetics, aromatherapy essential oils and selected products amongst our body & spa collections.
           
 Includes Certified Organic Ingredients  Our products proudly contain selected Australian certified organic ingredients, including but not limited to:  Lavender Essential Oil, Australian Macadamia Oil, Jojoba Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil and more.  Eco Friendly Our products are created with the environment in mind; we choose ingredients from the most reputable suppliers and farmers.  We base our choices by choosing suppliers backed with sustainable farming practices accreditation.    

 
Hero Ingredient Glossary

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Allantoin Allantoin

Found in: Advanced Day Complex & Sea Kelp Mask.

Benefits:  Derived from plant sources such as Comfrey Root and Horsechestnut.  Anti-irritant, healing and soothing; said to be useful in assisting with new tissue growth.  Appropriate for sensitive, irritated and acne prone skins. 
Almond;Sweet Almond Oil


Almond Carrier Oil

**Certified Organic Ingredient
Found in: Anti Wrinkle Eye Defence; Lavender Body Milk; Peppermint Foot Scrub; Hand & Nail Tonic; Walnut & Comfrey Body Scrub; Men's Essential Moisture for hands & face; Mango & Papaya Moisturiser; Coconut Delights Body Milk.

Benefits: A natural base oil with a non-greasy, elegant feel; is easily absorbed by the skin; promotes spreadability.

 Aloe Vera


Aloe Vera Juice (Aloe Barbadensis)

**Certified Organic Ingredient
Found in: Cleansing Emulsion; Rose Hips Toner; Advanced Day Complex; Papaya Exfoliant Scrub; Sea Kelp Mask; Anti Wrinkle Eye Defence; Hydrating Hand & Nail Tonic; Men's Pre Shave Gel; Men's After Shave Balm; Mango & Papaya Moisturiser; Baby Basics Angel Dust; Coconut Delight Body Milk; 

Benefits: Larissa Bright Australia extracts and stabilizes fresh Aloe Vera juice from leaf grown within the south east Queensland and northern New South Wales regions. The Aloe plant is harvested once the plant achieves maturity of 10 years; Aloe is like a fine wine and matures and improves with age. Our Aloe Vera is transported directly from the organic farm to our factory where the fresh juice is directly extracted from the leaves and immediately used in our luxury preparations.  It has remarkable healing properties that can draw and hold oxygen to the skin and is one of the most effective cellular renewal ingredients available. The plants composition is similar to that of human blood plasma and seawater and, because its pH is the same as the human skin, it is extremely soothing and protective.  

Hydrating, softening with miraculous healing abilities, making it beneficial for inflamed and burns.  Aloe Vera is also anti-inflammatory and anti microbial (inhibits the growth of micro organisims).  Aloe Vera easily penetrates the skin, supplying moisture directly to the tissue and assists in regulation and control of the skins natural moisturisers.  Aloe is the only known natural source of Vitamin B12 and it contains vitamin B complex, folic acid, vitamin C and carotene (a precursor of vitamin A).  

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Apple
Apple Extract

Found in: Baby Basics Angel Dust

Benefits: Soothing properties and especially beneficial for dry skins.  Fresh apples and apple juice contain natural malic & tartaric acids and enzymes which encourage gentle cell renewal and turnover.  

 Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot Kernal Oil

**Certified Organic Ingredient
Found in: Cleansing Emulsion; Advanced Day Complex; Papaya Exfoliant Scrub; 

Benefits: A natural emollient oil with a non-greasy, elegant feel; is easily absorbed by the skin; promotes spreadability and lubrication to products.  Has also high moisturising properties due to it's natural high Vitamin E content.  Assists the skin maintain elasticity, clarity and suppleness.  This ingredient is a natural trigyceride, similar to Avocado Oil and Olive Oil and has a natural fatty acid content also.  It is extracted by cold pressed expression.

Australian Active Clays; Sea Kelp Mask; Larissa Bright Vegan Skincare


Australian Active Clays

Found in: Sea Kelp Mask.

Benefits: Originally created 200 million years ago by volcanic action. Australian Active Organic Clays have been used by Aboriginals in ritual and healing practices. Australian active clays are high in natural minerals including Magnesium, Calcium, Iron and Silica.  Increase blood circulation, oxygen flow and detoxify as well as replenish the skin leaving it feeling radiant and polished for days after use.

 Avocado Oil

 
Avocado Oil

Found in: Cleansing Emulsion, Olive Squalene Miracle Exilir, Baby Basics Pure Body Balm.

Benefits:  Is obtained by cold pressing Australian Avocado's; is one of the most penetrating oils known and boasts the rare ability to transport other active substances rapidly into the skin.  Can assist in the protection and repair of the skin due to it's richness in lecithin and plant sterols and high content of oil soluable vitamins.  The most effective property of avocado oil is how is softens and enhances the skin and restores youthful elasticity.  It produces an effective barrier on the skin, assisting to protect it from UV rays and contains a significant content of natural Vitamin E, which revitalises the skins textures and slows down the ageing process. Also high in vitamins A,C,D and proteins. Rich in palmitoleic (fatty)acid. Softening and protective.

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 Balm Mint  
Balm Mint (Melissa officinalis)

Found in: Coconut & Fennel Shampoo; Coconut & Fennel Conditioner.

Benefits:  Calming, soothing and healing abilities; anti bacterial and stimulates circulation, which may assist with dandruff control.  Is derived from the leaf of the plant.
 
 Beeswax

Beeswax - Natural & unbleached

**Certified Organic Ingredient
Found in: Lavender Body Moisturiser; Lime & Jojoba Lip Gloss; Pressure Point Balm; Baby Basics Pure Body Balm; Coconut Delights Pure Body Balm

Description:  One of the oldest raw ingredients used in cosmetic preparations. Used as an emulsifier and to regulate consistency.    Beeswax has been credited with anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-oxidant and free radical scavenging abilities.  
 

 Bentonite Clay
Bentonite - Soft Green Clay

Found in: Sea Kelp Mask

Benefits:  Is known as the “healing clay” due to its powerful drawing and absorptive capabilities; it works to draw out impurities and toxins from the skin.  Active clays are comprised of naturally deep cleansing minerals that promote and support general health and wellbeing of the skin.  

Bergamot Calabrian Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus bergamia)

**Certified Organic Ingredient
Found in:
 Rose Hips Toner; Sea Body Bar; Stress Relief Essential Oil Blend; Bergamot Calabrian 100% Pure Essential Oil.

Benefits:  Cold pressed from the fruit peel, Bergamot essential oil has an uplifting aroma which has been known to be beneficial for people who are tense and anxious. In skin care it is particularly beneficial for oily skin types. Not recommended for use directly on skin in undiluted form.

 Bilberry Extract; Multi Fruit Natural AHA complex


Bilberry Extract (Vaccinium Myrtillus)

Found in: Replenish Night Complex.

Benefits:  Bilberry is a relative of the blueberry, It has been used for nearly 1,000 years in traditional European medicine.  Supports and promotes circulation and skin health; is an anti-oxidant and has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.  

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Cajeput  
Cajeput (Malaleuca cajuputi)

Found in: Breathe Easy Pure Essential Oil Blend

Benefits: Steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the plant.  Native to Indonesia.  Used for it's natural carminative and local analgesic properties; may also be beneficial in the treatment of acne due to it's healing, antiseptic, stimulating and counter-irritant properties.  May also be beneficial to psoriasis and eczema sufferers.
 
   
Calendula Extract  
Calendula Extract

Found in: Olive Squalene Miracle Elixir; Men's Pre Shave Gel; Men's After Shave Balm; Men's Essential Moisture for hands and face

Benefits: An emolient that boasts healing, soothing, anti-itching and inti-inflammatory properties.  Can be effective in oily skin types and delicate skins.  Is extracted from the flower head.
 
Candelilla Wax  
Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera)

Found in: Hydro Cream Mineral Foundation; Vegan Mineral Lipglazes

Benefits: an emolient that provides body to formulations. Is obtained from the leaves of the Candelilla plant that is native to North Mexico. Also provides lubricity and gloss to formulations.

 
Canola Seed Carrier Oil  
Canola Seed Carrier Oil

Found in: Baby Basics Pure Body Balm

Benefits: Very high in minerals, vitamins and is high in GLA acids, provides emolliency, lubricity and gloss to formulations and is suitable for all skin types.  
 
Carnauba Wax  
Carnauba Wax (Copernicia Cerifera)

Found in: Hydro Cream Mineral Foundation; 

Benefits: Provides emolliency, lubricity and gloss to formulations. Has hypoallergenic properties.
 
 Castor Seed Oil  
Castor Seed Oil (Rinicus Communis)

Found in: Vegan Mineral Lipglazes; 

Benefits: Is extracted from the seeds of the plant via cold press method. A highly emollient carrier il that penetrates the skin easily, encourages suppleness and softeness.  Works to bind ingredients together and is hypoallergenic. Acts as a protective barrier on your skin that will protect against harsh environmental conditions.
 
Cedarwood Atlas (Cedrus atlantica)

 
Cedarwood Atlas (Cedrus atlantica)

Found in: Men's Pre Shave Gel; Men's After Shave Balm; Men's Essential Moisture for hands and face; Cedarwood Atlas 100% Pure Essential Oil. 

Benefits: Steam distilled from the wood and bark of the plant.  Traditionally been used for its astringent and antiseptic properties. It has been known to strengthen hair growth and alleviate dandruff; is beneficial for sensitive skins and relieves itching and can be helpful for dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.

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 Chamomile Roman
Chamomile Roman (Anthemis nobilis)

Found in: Cleansing Emulsion; Coconut & Fennel Shampoo; Coconut & Fennel Conditioner; Baby Basics Pure Body Balm.

Benefits: Is obtained by steam distillation from the flower heads; traditionally been used to for sensitive, red and dry skin. It has also been known to help alleviate stress and anxiety.  Chamomile oil is considered a capillary wall constrictor (which helps normalise facial inflammation and reduce puffiness), is good for treating burns and skin inflammations as well as dermatitis.  It is beneficial for acne, dry and hyper sensitive skins.  It is also considered to be antiallergenic, antiseptic, cooling, anagesic and healing.
 Cinnamon Bark
Cinnamon Bark

Found in: Peppermint Foot Scrub; Peppermint Foot Balm; Cinnamon Body Bar; 

Benefits: is said to have a soothing effect on the skin.  Widely recognised for it's tonic and antiseptic properties.
 
Citric Acid - derived from citrus fruits  
Citric Acid

Found in: Rose Hips Toner; Coconut & Fennel Shampoo; Coconut & Fennel Conditioner; Body Cleansing Gel; Men's Pre Shave Gel; 

Benefits: Astringent and has anti-oxidant and antiseptic properties.  Can also be used as a natural preservative; is derived from citrus fruits.
 
Clove   
Clove

Found in: Meditate Bath Grains;

Benefits: Considered a powerful anti-septic with healing and germacidal properties.  Oil is obtained from stems, leaves and buds of a small evergreen tree.

 
Cocoa Butter   
 
Cocoa Butter

Found in: Papaya Facial Exfoliant; Lime & Jojoba Lipgloss; Pressure Point Balm; Hydrating Hand & Nail Tonic; Mango & Papaya Moisturiser; Baby Basics Pure Body Balm; 

Benefits: Softens and lubricates the skin. Is a vegatable fat.

 
Coconut Oil  
Coconut Oil

Found in: Coconut Delights Shower Gel; Coconut Delights Body Milk; Coconut Delights Pure Body Balm, Lime + Coconut Lip Balm.

Benefits: Cold Pressed from the fruit of the coconut; Excellent moisturising properties, Coconut oil may also assist in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis,eczema and other skin conditions. May aid in preventing premature ageing due to its antioxidant properties. Naturally highly fragrant.

 
Cypress

Cypress (Cupressus Sempervirens)

Found in: Coconut & Fennel Shampoo and Conditioner.

Benefits: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, soothing, astringent and healing.  Is claimed to be useful in treating acne and inhibiting oil gland secretion.  Highly fragrant, is distilled from leaves and stems of plant.

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Eucalyptus Blue Gum  
Eucalyptus Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus)

Found in: Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend; Eucalyptus Blue Gum 100% Pure Essential Oil.

Benefits: Stimulating and invigorating, its cooling qualities lower temperatures, aids concentration & communication skills, increases vitality,  balances emotions, restores mental clarity & spontaneity, reduces irrational behaviour & anger.  Has an expectorant effect therefore clears sinus,  respiratory infections, flu etc.  It is antiseptic, anti-viral, clears bad odours, soothes muscular aches, pains & rheumatism. May assist to stop itching from chicken pox & may assist to relieve pain from shingles & cold sores (when used in a bath). Refreshes linen, works to remove stains. Kills dust mites, dissolves grease/fat; natural scum buster in the shower base & screen! A non-irritating, natural  insect repellent.
 
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis)


Found in: Lime & Jojoba Lipgloss; Baby Basics Pure Body Balm.

Benefits: A therapeutic botanial described as astringent and helpful for assisting in the treatment of skin irritations.  Improves skin hydration and it's ability to develop normal barrier functions due to it's high, natural content of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids.  Moisturising, rejuventing, occlusive & readily absorbed, repairs damaged skin especially after sun exposure, softens lines, smooths.
 
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Fennel Hops
Fennel Hops

Found in: Coconut & Fennel Shampoo; Coconut & Fennel Conditioner

Benefits: Deeply cleansing, purifying and revitalising.  Also reknown for it's antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative abd diuretic properties.
 
Frankincense

 
Frankincense

Found in: Replenish Night Complex

Benefits: Steam distilled from the gum (resin) of the plant; A woody, spicy sweet with a slight lemony scent.  Calming and soothing to the mind, comforting, it also diminishes the look of fine lines, balances oily skin.  

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 Genistein - Soy
Genistein - Soy isoflavones


Found in: DIMINISH Anti Cellulite Serum

Benefits: The most abundant compound found in Soy.  An antioxidant, it also promotes fat breakdown and strongly improves skin strength, firmness and smoothness.  Is said to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, among others.  The oils from Soy are also reported to easily enter epidermal skin layers due to it's small molecular structure.  
 
Ginger  
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Found in: Intimacy Essential Oil Blend

Benefits: Steam distilled from the dried root.  Ginger has traditionally been known for its stimulating and heating properties and can be used diluted in massage to relieve sore muscles and joints. Has a warm, spicy, woody scent.
 
Ginseng  
Ginseng 

Found in: Advanced Day Complex; Avid Men's Pre Shave Gel; Avid Men's After Shave Balm; Avid Men's Essential Moisture for hands and face.

Benefits: A number of therapeutic benefits including assistance in healing, bruises, sores and swelling.  Nourishing due to it's vitamin content; it is believed to aid in diminishing wrinkles and moisturises dry skin.  It is also said to aid in increasing skin elasticity and helps stimulate protein production.  Skin rejuvenating, oxygenating and stimulating.  Can help revitalise and reactivate epidermal cells.  
 
Golden Seal Extract Golden Seal 

Found in: Cleansing Emulsion; Papaya Exfoliant Scrub. 

Benefits: Reported to be effective in the treatment of eczema, itching and wound healing. A broad spectrum antibiotic and fungicide, which is considered useful when applied externally for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic actions 
Grapefruit
Grapefruit


Found in: Rose Hips Toner; Hydro Cream Mineral Foundation; Avid Men's After Shave Balm; Refresh Body Oil; Vitality Bath Soak; Stress Relief Essential Oil Blend.

Benefits: Has uplifting properties and has been known to be beneficial in relieving stress and nervous exhaustion.  Has antiseptic and anti irritant properties, is also indicated to be beneficial for oily skin.  Larissa Bright Australia uses Grapefruit Essential Oil and Grapefruit Seed Extract in our formulations.
 
Grapeseed Oil
Grapeseed Oil


Found in: Lavender Body Moisturiser; Avid Men's Pre Shave Gel; Baby Basics Pure Body Balm; Coconut Delights Pure Body Balm; 

Benefits: Considered a counterirritant with soothing and antibacterial properties, moisturising and nourishing due to it's high linoleic acid content; also contains high content of Vitamin C.  May assist with reducing skin redness and may act as an antioxidant, making it beneficial for after sun application.  Is obtained by cold pressing the seeds.
 
Guar Gum

 
Guar Gum

Found in: Coconut Delights Shower Gel

Benefits:  Is derived from the seeds of a specific plant,  it assists with moisture retention, boasts anti irritant and anti inflammatory properties and also used as a natural thickening agent and emulsifier.  Imparts excellent skin softening and conditioning actions.

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Honey (Australian Native)
Honey


Found in: Coconut Delights Shower Gel; Coconut Delights Body Milk; Coconut Delights Pure Body Balm.

Benefits: Honey is moisturising, soothing, anti-microbial and healing.  Has excellent properties to assist the skin retain moisture.
 
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)  
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

Found in: Papaya Exfoliant Scrub; Anti Wrinkle Eye Defence.

Benefits: Anti inflammatory, anti spasmodic and promotes healthy circulation.  Horse Chestnut has the ability to reduce the ability of the capilleries to absorb toxins etc, making it useful for people with fragile or broken capilleries.  Is natural tannic acid content means this ingredient also boasts astringent and toning abilities.  
 
Horsetail Extract


Horsetail Extract (Equisetum Arvense)


Found in: Advanced Day Complex

Benefits: An amazing anti-ageing herb with stimulating, astringent, soothing, healing and softening abilities.  It is also described as being able to increase skins defence mechanism and regulate the skin due to the plant's rich mineral content.  It is said to stengthen connective tissues and may assist counteract and reduce wrinkles. Has high content of salicic acid and amino acids.

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Ivy Extract
Ivy

Found in: Cleansing Emulsion; Papaya Exfoliant Scrub

Benefits: Antibacterial and soothing, particularly for burns, also has the ability to reduce capillery permeability. It lowers skin sensitivity, activates circulation and helps reduce local inflammation.  Is an effective stimulant.  

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Australian Jojoba Oil  
Jojoba Australian Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis)

**Certified Organic Ingredient
Found in: 
Advanced Day Complex; Replenish Night Complex; Hydro Cream Mineral Foundation; Refresh Body Oil; Energy Body Oil; Lavender Body Oil; Lime & Jojoba Lipgloss; Avid Men's Essential Moisture for hands and face.

Benefits: Highly moisturising, healing, encourages skin suppleness and softness and is rapidly absorbed by the skin. Jojoba oil is rich in Vitamin E and is close to the structure of skin natural sebum, making it highly suitable for people with break out prone skin. Gives products excellent spreadability and lubricity.  

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Kaolin - white clay - china clay
Kaolin

Found in: Sea Kelp Mask; Hydro Cream Foundation; Baby Basics Angel Dust Baby Powder

Benefits: A white clay often referred to as China Clay, ideal for oily skin types.  Has good coverage and absorption abilities yet is easily removed from the skin surface.  Is noncomedogenic (non pore clogging).

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Lanolin
Lanolin

Found in: Lavender Body Moisturiser

Benefits: A natural product that comes from the wool of a sheep after shearing.  It is a thick, sticky sebum that originates from the oil glands of the sheep.  Lanolin is an excellent emollient (skin softener) and an emulsifier (binding & thickening agent). It has high water absorption capabilities. It provides a 'barrier action' on the skin.

 Lavender - Lavandula Angustifolia
Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)

Found in: Cleansing Emulsion; Lavender Body Moisturiser; Pressure Point Balm; Hydrating Hand & Nail Tonic; Walnut & Comfrey Body Scrub; Meditate Bath Soak; Revive Bath Soak; Baby Basics Mango & Papaya Moisturiser; Baby Basics Macadmia Bath Oil; Baby Basics Pure Body Balm; Baby Basics Angel Dust Baby Powder; French Lavender 100% Pure Essential Oil.

Benefits: Common name is Lavender Australian; is obtained via steam distillation of the flower head.  Accrediated with many medicinal / therapeutic properties including:  antiallergenic, antiinflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, balancing, energising, soothing, healing, stimulating and relaxing.  Is said to help clean wounds and regulate skin functions.  Is also known for it's insect repellent properties.  Works well with oily skin types as well as treatment for acne, burns, sunburns, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.  Provides immediate benefit to the skin dermis due to its ability to be rapidly absorbed, is said to normalise the skin and stimulate cell growth and regeneration.  

 Lavender - Lavandula Latifolia
Lavender (Lavandula Latifolia)

**Certified Organic Ingredient
Found in:
Advanced Day Complex; Replenish Night Complex; Olive Squalene Miracle Elixir; French Lavender Body Oil; Peppermint Foot Balm; Peppermint Foot Scrub; Vegan Sea Body Bar; Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend; Stress Relief Essential Oil Blend; 

Benefits:  Is obtained via steam distillation of the flower head.  Accrediated with many medicinal / therapeutic properties including:  antiallergenic, antiinflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, balancing, energising, soothing, healing, stimulating and relaxing.  Is said to help clean wounds and regulate skin functions.  Is also known for it's insect repellent properties.  Works well with oily skin types as well as treatment for acne, burns, sunburns, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.  Provides immediate benefit to the skin dermis due to its ability to be rapidly absorbed, is said to normalise the skin and stimulate cell growth and regeneration.

Lemon
Lemon

Found in: Cleansing Emulsion; Replenish Night Complex; Avid Men's Pre Shave Gel; Avid Men's After Shave Balm; Avid Men's Essential Moisture for hands and face; Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend; Lemon - Cold Pressed 100% Pure Essential Oil.

Benefits: One of the most versatile oils in aromatherapy, is considered a counter irritant, antiseptic and a lymphatic stimulant.  Cold pressed from the rind of the fruit.

Lime
Lime (Citrus Aurantifolia)

Found in: Lime & Jojoba Lipgloss; Hydrating Hand & Nail Tonic

Benefits: One of the most versatile oils in aromatherapy, is considered a counter irritant, antiseptic and a lymphatic stimulant.  Cold pressed from the rind of the fruit.

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Macadamia Oil  
Macadamia Oil

**Certified Organic Ingredient
Found in:
Anti Wrinkle Eye Defence; Olive Squalene Miracle Elixir; Baby Basics Macadamia Bath Oil

Benefits: This ingredient is proudly organically grown in Australia.  A fantastic regenerative oil, it is high in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, it contains Palmitoleic acid (promotes soft skin), as well as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids that is similar to that of your skins natural sebum.  Some of the fatty acids in Macadamia nut oil is crucial to maintaining the skins natural functions. It has been successfully used to help heal scars and sunburns.  A carrier oil and emollient with excellent spreadability, lubrication and penetration properties.  Highly moisturising, it leaves a lovely, non greasy after feel and very gentle on the skin.  

Mandarin
Mandarin

**Certified Organic Ingredient
Found in:
Baby Basics Macadamia Bath Oil; Baby Bacis Angel Dust; Baby Basics Mango & Papaya Moisturiser; 100% Pure Essential Oil of Mandarin - Cold Pressed.

Benefits: Mandarin essential has been known to be beneficial for acne, congested and oily skin types.  Gently cleansing actions, making it beneficial for sensitive skins; Uplifting and refreshing properties.

Mango
Mango Butter

Found in:  Baby Basics Mango & Papaya Moisturiser; Sun Kiss Body Polish; Sun Kiss Body Custard;  Coconut Delights Body Milk; Coconut Delights Shower Gel

Benefits: Cold pressed and rendered from the seed kernel of the Mango tree, this highly prized butter has exceptional moisturizing properties. Is very similar in color and texture as cocoa butter making it an exotic and fun alternative and it is a great source of essential fatty acids. Each fruit has a large flat seed. Mango butter is the soft fat extracted from the seed. It is free from pesticides and synthetic anti-oxidants, has a luxurious emollient feel. Unlike other butters, like shea butter and cocoa butter, mango butter has a wound healing quality. Hence it is used as an application for ulcerations, fissures of the lips, hands and chapped skin etc; and in wounds and sores which are inflamed. Chemically it is mainly composed of glycerides of oleic and stearic acids. 

May Chang
May Chang (Litsea cubeba)

Found in: Avid Men's Pre Shave Gel; Avid Men's After Shave Balm; Advid Men's Essential Moisture for hands and face.

Benefits: Calming, anti-inflammatory, anti septic properties; has been known to be benefitical for senstive skins, oily skin types and acne.  Has a gentle cooling effect and promotes relxation and mental calmness.  This super healing and calming essential oil is dteam distilled form the leaves of the plant, which is native to northen Asia.

   
Mica Mica

Found in: Hydro Cream Foundation; Mineral Eye Shadows; Highlighting Mineral Blush; Sea Body Bar

Benefits: Is a group name for a series of silicate minerals that are ground into fine powders; micas vary in colour - from colourless to pale greens, browns etc.   

Mistletoe
Mistletoe

Found in: Coconut & Fennel Shampoo; Coconut & Fennel Conditioner

Benefits: Antispasmodic, healing and calming; the extract is obtained from the plant's berries.  

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Oats
Oatmeal

Found in: Papaya Exfoliant Scrub

Benefits: A whole natural source of vegetable protein; subdues irritations, relieves itching and redness. Soothing and restorative. Acts as a soap free cleanser, excellent for sensitive and delicate skins. Absorbs oil from the skin surface.  Enhances emulsion stability, increases viscosity and leaves a smooth afterfeel.

Olive
Olive Oil

Found in: Replenish Night Complex

Benefits: Astringent and antiseptic, anti oxidant. Highly moisturising, it has excellent lubricity and an exceptionally good carrier oil.  Is known to be able to stimulate renewal of collagen and elastin.  Olive oil and olive fruit oil extract are used specifically in the Replenish Night Complex.

Olive Squalene  
Olive Squalene

Found in: Olive Squalene Miracle Elixir

Benefits: A unique ingredient that mimics the natural moisturiser found in your own skin, Squalene.  It a light emollient oil it is so molecularly close to your own skins moisturiser, it is readily accepted and absorbed by the skins deeper layers almost immediately, as it is immediately recognised.  Being able to stimulate the natural cell rejuvenation process, olive squalene can assist in decreasing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crows feet and sun spots; it may also assist with healing of scars, stretchmarks, pigmentation and the like.  Provides immediate and long lasting hydration, restores skin suppleness and elasticity, is anti inflammatory and suitable for all skin types.    

 Orange Peel Oil
Orange Peel Extract (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis)

Found in: Replenish Night Complex; Vegan Mineral Lipglazes.

Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, anti bacterial, antispasmodic, sedative and suitable for sensitive and delicate skin.

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Patchouli
Patchouli

Found in: Energy Body Oil; Vitality Bath Grains; Intimacy Pure Essential Oil Blend.

Benefits: Astringent, anti inflammatory and decongestive.  Useful for aged skins, chapped skin and skin redness.  Has a stong, sweet, musty fragrance that is soothing to the nervous system and has traditionally been used to relieve symptoms of depression and stress and cant acts as an aphrodisiac.

Papaya / Paw Paw
Papaya

Found in: Cleansing Emulsion; Papaya Exfoliant Scrub; Baby Basics Mango & Papaya Moisturiser; Baby Basics Angel Dust; Coconut Delights Body Milk.

Benefits: Papaya extract is derived from the popular fruit called papaya, pawpaw or melon tree; Papaya is a native plant of the Caribbean,Mexico and Australia. It is rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, and has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is also known for its light exfoliation properties in skincare also.

 Peppermint
Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)

**Certified Organic Ingredient
Found in:
Papaya Exfoliant Scrub; Sea Kelp Mask; Peppermint Foot Scrub; Peppermint Foot Balm; Pressure Point Balm; Body Cleansing Gel; Avid Men's Pre Shave Gel; Breathe Easy Pure Essential Oil Blend.

Benefits: Traditionally been used for its analgesic properties and has been known to be beneficial in relieving muscular aches and pains as well as help relieve symptoms of head aches and migraines when used on a cold compress and applied to the temples. Non toxic and non irritating.

 Peppermint
Peppermint (Peppermint Arvensis) 100% Pure Essential Oil

Found in: Peppermint 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend.

Benefits: Bright, fresh, minty and clean.  Encourages mental clarity and alertness, is great for study.  Traditionally been used for its analgesic properties and has been known to be beneficial in relieving muscular aches and pains as well as help relieve symptoms of head aches and migraines when used on a cold compress and applied to the temples. Non toxic and non irritating.

Petitgrain
Petitgrain

Found in: Body Cleansing Gel with Sweet Orange; Avid Men's Pre Shave Gel; Avid Men's After Shave Balm; Avid Men's Essential Moisture for hands and face.

Benefits: Petitgrain has been known to be uplifting to the nervous system and has traditionally been used for nervous exhaustion and stress related symptoms; revitalising and balancing.

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 Pseudo Collagen
Pseudo Collagen

Found in: Advanced Day Complex; Anti Wrinkle Eye Defence.

Benefits: Derived from yeast proteins, it acts in the same way as 'normal' collagen.  It is an excellent vegetable source of water soluable collagen - making it a perfect anti ageing ingredient for vegans and vegetarians. Pseudo Collagen assists the skin to hold moisture in the dermis, has excellent moisturising properties and gives the skin a more supple apperance.  Contains an abundance of proteins, vitamins, amino acids and is an excellent humectant that enhances cell turnover.  May also help reduce hyperpigmentation.

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Rice Bran
Rice Bran Oil

Found in: Cleansing Emulsion; Papaya Exfoliant Scrub.

Benefits: Soothing; accredited with being a promoter of collagen formation and is often recommended in the treatment of dry and mature skins.  The oil functions as a carrier oil and an emollient - beneficial for dry skins.  Unpolished rice bran contains optimum levels of vitamin F & E, linolic acid and palmitic acid amongst others.
 

Rose Hips
Rose Hips Oil (Rosa Canina fruit)

Found in: Rose Hips Toner; Advanced Day Complex; Pressure Point Balm; Olive Squalene Miracle Elixir.

Benefits: Rich in Vitamin C and essential fatty acids necessary for protecting cell membranes as well as vitamin E, beta carotene and the powerful anti-ageing antioxidant lycopene to assist in skin renewal and repair.  Promotes radiant, healthy looking skin and can help soothe skin conditions and assist skin renewal to help maintain optimal skin health. Described as a healing oil due to it's antiseptic properties. Studies show an ability to improve skin hydration and assist with regulation of oil gland secretion.  

Rosemary Rosemary


Found in: Cleansing Emulsion, Olive Squalene Miracle Elixir; Papaya Exfoliant Scrub; Energy Body Oil; Baby Basics Pure Body Balm

Benefits: Credited with antiseptic properties and it is considered beneficial for ance, dermatitis and eczema.  Reports show that it may stimulate fibroblast growth and increase in epidermal cell turnover, making it an ideal anti ageing ingredient.  Promotes wound healing, is astringent, stimulating, reactivating, toning, softening and invigorating with anti oxidant properties.  Rosemary's anti-inflammatory effect is due mainly to rosemaricine acid and flavanoids, the flavanoids also strengthen the capillaries.

Rosewood Rosewood

Found in: Hydrating Hand & Nail Tonic; Walnut & Comfrey Body Scrub; Intimacy Pure Essential Oil Blend.

Benefits: Useful in cellular stimulation and tissue regenerator, ideal for sensitive and aged skins.  Is distilled from the chopped wood.

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Safflower Oil
Safflower Oil

Found in: Pressure Point Balm

Benefits: A vegetable carrier oil with remarkable moisturising capabilities. It is an ideal carrier oil as it is non staining and is odorless.
 

Sage
Sage

Found in: Advanced Day Complex

Benefits: Considered an astringent, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and healing.  Indicated as beneficial for acne and oily skin also.

Sandalwood
Sandalwood - Australian (Fusanus Spicatus)

Found in: Hydrating Hand & Nail Tonic; Avid Men's Pre Shave Gel; Avid Men's After Shave Balm; Avid Men's Essential Moisture for hands & face

Benefits: Astringent, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, tonic, stimulating, cooling and soothing.  May promote epidermal cell turnover.  Commonly used in the perfume industry, its fragrance is woody, balsamic with a deep and soft aroma.

   
Sea Kelp Sea Kelp

Found in: Papaya Exfoliant Scrub; Sea Kelp Mask; Advid Men's Pre Shave Gel.

Benefits: Derived from the giant Pacific Kelp plant.  A marine species that reaches up to 35 meters in length at maturity, it is one of the fastest growing plants in the world.  Was traditionally used by other cutures across the world for treating burns, rashes, swelling and wounds.  It is super healing, soothing, stimulating, revitalising and nourishing due to it's rich levels of iodine and sulphur amino acid content, which also provides it's anti-inflammatory and disinfectant properties.  It has the unqiue ability to react with protein and form a protective gel on the surface of the skin, reducing moisture loss.  It boasts tissue renewal properties and is effective in anti ageing due to it's nautral silica levels. This remarkable ingredient also is skin softening and smoothing and offers antibiotic properties to the skin, making it extremely beneficial for acne.  It reportedly improves blood circulation and boasts the highest levels of vitamins, minerals and amino acids above any other plant species, making it super nourishing to the skin.

Sea Salt
Sea Salt

Found in: Meditate Bath Grains; Vitality Bath Grains; Revive Bath Grains

Benefits: Is easily dissolved in water and readily absorbs other liquids, making it an excellent carrier ingredient.  Works as an effective scrub also.

   
 Sesame Oil
Sesame Oil

**Certified Organic Ingredient
Found in:
Cleansing Emulsion; Replenish Night Complex; 

Benefits:  A common emollient with moisturising properties; an excellent vegetable carrier oil that also provides some protection from UV rays.

   
 Shea Butter
Shea Butter

Found in: Replenish Night Complex; Hydro Cream Mineral Foundation; Vegan Mineral Lipglazes; Lime & Jojoba Lipgloss; Pressure Point Balm; Hydrating Hand & Nail Tonic; Coconut Delights Pure Body Balm; Sun Kiss Body Custard; 

Benefits: Soft ivory butter obtained from the shea nut kernel, protects the skin from dehydration; restores skin suppleness and encourages skin elasticity.  Increases moisturisation, has sun protection, is highly penetrating and improves the appearance of skins texture.  Long lasting protection. Protects from harsh weather conditions. Relieves chapped skin exposed to wind or cold. Soothes skin reducing irritation. Stimulant, revitalises the appearance of the skin.


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 Spearmint
Spearmint

Found in: Sea Body Bar.

Benefits: Spearmint is considered less harsh on the skin compared to Peppermint, even though the two share similar properties. Spearmint has traditionally been used to help relieve digestive problems and has been known to work well with children.  Fresh minty aroma reminiscent of Peppermint,but is sweeter, and not quite as harsh.

 Sugarcane
Sugarcane (Saccharum Officinarum)

Found in: Replenish Night Complex.

Benefits: Is the source of Glycolic Acid in our Multifruit AHA complex. It is highly valued for it's ability to weaken the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together, assisting to reveal younger, live skin cells. Remarkably, it assists to improve skin hydration and enhances moisture uptake by the skin.  It may reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and improve many other skin conditions.  Learn more about our Multi Fruit AHA's here.

Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharium)

Found in: Replenish Night Complex.

Benefits: Contains naturally occurring Malic Acid which is found in our Multi Fruit AHA complex. It is the third smallest Alpha Hydroxy Acid in terms of molecular size.  Is used for it's anti ageing properties.  Has the ability to weaken the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together, assisting to reveal younger, live skin cells and repair cell damage caused by free radicals. Sugar Maple is a species of maple native to the hardwood forests of northeastern North America. This deciduous tree usually reached a height of 82–115 ft. The fall color is often spectacular, ranging from bright yellow through orange to fluorescent red-orange.  Learn more about our Multi Fruit AHA's here.
 

 Sweet Orange
Sweet Orange

Found in: Lavender Body Moisturiser; Body Cleansing Gel; Cinnamon Body Bar; Revive Bath Grains; Intimacy Pure Essential Oil Blend; 

Benefits: Orange essential oil has been known to stimulate lymph fluids which may assist in relieving swollen tissue; it is also a good skin tonic and may assist the skin in expelling toxins. The oil is also very popular due to its uplifting, stress relieving abilities and refreshing properties. It is refreshing, uplifting, revitalising and euphoric.  Cold pressed from the skin of the fruit.

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 Tea Tree
Tea Tree

Found in: Walnut & Comfrey Body Scrub; Body Cleansing Gel; Tea Tree 100% Pure Essential Oil.

Benefits: Considered a natural preservative that also boasts antiseptic, germicidal and expectorant properties.  Is also antimicrobial and promotes wound healing and is also recognised for its ability to treat yeast, fungus, skin disorders and infectioins.  Exhibits positive benefits against psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.  Was named by Captain Cook after observing native Australian aboriginals making tea from the leaves for medicinal and ritual practices.  

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Vanilla
Vanilla 

Found in: Coconut Delights Shower Gel; Coconut Delights Body Milk; Coconut Delights Pure Body Balm.

Benefits: Comforting and relaxing fragrance, considered an aphrodisiac.

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 Vitamin A - Skincare
Vitamin A Palmitate

Found in: Replenish Night Complex; Papaya Exfoliant Scrub

Benefits: A natural, vegetable precursor of retinol that is derived from carotenoids found in green and yellow vegetables and is a fantastic natural anti-ageing ingredient. Vitamin A has the ability to encourage the skin to produce collagen and retain elasticity; an antioxidant that also assists the skin to stay soft, plump and improve water barrier functions.
 

 Vitamin E
Vitamin E (Tocopherol Acetate)

Found in: Cleansing Emulsion; Replenish Night Complex; Papaya Exfoliant Scrub; Anti Wrinkle Eye Defence; Hydro Cream Mineral Foundation; Vegan Mineral Lipglazes; Lavender Body Oil; Lime & Jojoba Lipgloss; Peppermint Foot Balm; Peppermint Foot Scrub; Pressure Point Balm; Hydrating Hand & Nail Tonic; Walnut & Comfrey Body Scrub; Coconut & Fennel Shampoo; Coconut & Fennel Conditioner; Mango & Papaya Moisturiser; Baby Basics Macadamia Bath Oil; Baby Basics Pure Body Balm; Coconut Delights Body Milk; Coconut Delights Pure Body Balm.

Benefits: An antioxidant with excellent moisturising properties, improves the appearance of rough, dry, dehydrated and damaged skin. Considered to improve the skins water binding ability and reduce transepidermal water loss. 
 


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Walnut Shell
Walnut Shell

Found in: Papaya Scrub; Walnut & Comfrey Body Scrub; Peppermint Foot Scrub.

Benefits: Finely ground, It is an effective way to polish and refresh the skin, slough away dead skin cells revealing youthful, fresh new skin cells.

Watercress
Watercress

Found in: Advanced Day Complex.

Benefits: Assists to regulate sebum proudction and secretion, is useful in treating acne.  Acts as a moisture regulator.  Contains useful levels of minerals, vitamins and flavonoids.  Traditionally used to treat ulcers, sores etc.

   
Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel Extract

Found in: Rose Hips Toner; Sea Kelp Mask; Body Cleansing Gel; Avid Men's After Shave Balm

Benefits: Traditionally used in topical treatments for conditions such as burns, sun burns, skin irritation, insect bites.  It has remarkable anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties as well as being anti-itching, softening and emollient.

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 Xanthan Gum Xanthan Gum

Found in: Cleansing Emulsion, Replenish Night Complex, Sea Kelp Mask

Benefits: A natural emulsifier and stabiliser, derived from corn sugar. With amazing properties including solubility in both hot and cold water, tolerance to salt, tolerance to pH and temperature changes, it is ideal for thickening and adding volume to lotions, creams and gels. It also works well as a suspension agent.

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Yarrow
Yarrow

Found in: Advanced Day Complex; Coconut & Fennel Shampoo; Coconut & Fennel Conditioner.

Benefits: Described as having astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, healing and calming properties and has been shown to be beneficial for dry skin. Studies indicate an antibiotic effect and an ability to increase the blod clotting time. Its fragrance is described as balancing and uplifting.

Ylang Ylang
Ylang Ylang 1st Grade

Found in: Refresh Body Oil; Energy Body Oil; Lavender Body Oil; Walnut & Comfrey Body Scrub; Vitality Bath Grains; Intimacy Pure Essential Oil Blend; Stress Relief Pure Essential Oil Blend.

Benefits: Pronounced ee-lang-ee-lang.  Has been found to be relaxing and an excellent anti-stress agent.  It is also credited with antiseptic, softening, smoothing, rejuvenating, calming, soothing and antispasmodic properties.  It is good for inflamed and or irritated skins and for assisting in controlling acne as it is described as being able to balance the skin and reduce oiliness.  It has a sweet exotic floral aroma. It is steam distilled from the flower and it is reported that it takes over 45kg of Ylang Ylang flowers or blossoms to produce just 900ml of Ylang Ylang 1st Grade Pure Essential Oil.

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