Ingredients we use


ADZUKI BEANS

 Adzuki beans, long hailed as the secret behind the flawless complexion of Imperial court beauties in Japan, have been a staple in skincare routines for centuries. 

Beyond their exfoliating prowess, they delicately refine the skin's texture, leaving behind a radiant, clear complexion. 

 But their benefits extend beyond the surface; adzuki beans are also celebrated for their detoxifying properties, making them a cherished ingredient in holistic skincare rituals.

 

ALOE VERA

A wealth of research has explored the multifaceted benefits of Aloe Vera, uncovering its notable anti-inflammatory properties.

Evidence indicates its efficacy in reducing scarring caused by burns, skin ulcers, and various lesions, particularly due to its ability to stimulate the epidermal growth and repair process. Moreover, Aloe Vera serves as a potent emollient, providing soothing relief to the skin, and boasts antiseptic and antibacterial properties, further enhancing its therapeutic potential.

 

ANDIROBA OIL

Extracted from the nuts of the Carapa guianensis tree, nestled deep within the Brazilian Amazon, Andiroba oil is a treasure trove of natural wonders. 

Its composition boasts a symphony of benefits, including analgesic, antibacterial, and  anti-inflammatory properties, with limonoids, such as andirobin, leading the charge in soothing relief. 

Rich in essential fatty acids like oleic, palmitic, and linoleic acids, this golden elixir nurtures cell regeneration and aids in fading pigmentation marks. 

Across Brazilian cities, it serves as a trusted topical remedy, offering solace from skin irritations, joint pain, arthritis, and even expediting wound healing. 

Its deeply moisturizing and conditioning qualities extend a tender touch to both skin and hair alike.

 

ARGAN OIL

Originating from the Argania spinosa tree, native to Morocco, Argan Oil has stood the test of time, cherished by Moroccans for its versatile applications in skincare and cuisine. 

Its unique amalgamation of natural compounds renders it a potent trifecta: anti-aging, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. 

Abundant in vitamin E, it serves as a robust antioxidant shield, fortified by carotenoids like xanthophylls, offering defense against environmental aggressors. 

Ferulic acid adds another layer of protection, mitigating UV damage, while natural squalene promotes cell regeneration, particularly beneficial for mature and damaged skin. 

Boasting seven essential fatty acids, notably oleic and linoleic acids, it fortifies the skin against moisture loss and harsh weather conditions, proving invaluable for dry skin types. 

Furthermore, its richness in phytosterols not only exhibits anti-inflammatory properties but also stimulates blood circulation, providing relief from discomfort and swelling..

 

ARROWROOT

Derived from the tuberous rhizomes of the Maranita arundinacea plant, arrowroot emerges as a gentle giant in skincare. 

With its delicate texture and remarkable moisture-absorbing prowess, it tenderly softens the skin while offering respite from unwanted blemishes and rashes.

Arrowroot is an ancient remedy steeped in tradition and folklore. Legend has it that arrowroot's roots trace back to the vibrant tapestry of West Indian culture, with whispers of its name echoing the legacy of the indigenous Arawak tribe. Historians weave tales of the Arawak people harnessing the power of arrowroot powder to draw out toxins from wounds inflicted by the venomous tips of poisoned arrows. an ancient remedy steeped in tradition and folklore.

 

AVOCADO OIL

Avocado oil isn't just a kitchen staple; it's a skincare superstar too! 

Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, avocado oil works wonders for your skin. Its rich texture deeply moisturizes, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple without clogging pores. For those with dry, mature skin, avocado oil is a game-changer.

The abundance of vitamins E and C helps to nourish and hydrate parched skin, while promoting collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Plus, its anti-inflammatory properties can soothe irritated skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, providing relief and comfort. 

Whether you use it as a standalone moisturizer or incorporate it into your favorite skincare products, avocado oil is a nourishing treat your skin will love. 

 

BLACK SEED OIL

Black Seed Oil, hailed as having healing properties for "all diseases except death," was recognized by Prophet Muhammad over 1300 years ago. Across India and the Middle East, it has long been revered for its ability to invigorate and fortify the body. While its traditional use persists, the Western world is now awakening to its benefits as a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals.

Derived from the fennel flower or nigella sativa seeds (distinct from bunium bulbocastanum), Black Seed Oil is ideally cold-pressed to preserve its sensitive chemical constituents. Its composition is rich and diverse:

- Thymoquinone, the primary bioactive component, offers potent pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects.

- Essential fatty acids like linoleic acid, along with oleic and palmitic acids, promote hair and skin rejuvenation while bolstering the immune system and reducing inflammation.

- Vitamins A, B, and C, along with minerals such as zinc, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and selenium, nourish the body and support overall health.

In skincare, Black Seed Oil's benefits abound:

- Combatting acne by regulating oil production and promoting healthy skin cell turnover.

- Minimizing signs of aging through moisture retention and antioxidant properties.

- Soothing irritation and reducing inflammation, particularly beneficial for conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

- Fading dark spots and scars through cell regeneration.

For muscle and joint pain relief, Black Seed Oil's anti-inflammatory properties offer a natural alternative to conventional painkillers. Thymoquinone, its prominent bioactive compound, demonstrates remarkable healing potential against various diseases, including joint conditions. Applied topically, it has shown promise in alleviating pain and improving mobility, offering relief and enhancing quality of life.

 

CALENDULA

Calendula, hailed as one of nature's most versatile healing herbs, has been cherished by herbalists across centuries for its remarkable therapeutic qualities.

Beyond its renowned ability to promote tissue regeneration and soothe sensitive skin, calendula boasts a rich array of benefits. 

Its potent blend of antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial properties renders it invaluable in treating a diverse range of skin maladies, from stubborn sores to sunburns, and even addressing the discomfort of red, itchy, and inflamed skin. 

This humble herb stands as a testament to the enduring power of nature's pharmacy in nurturing and restoring the health of our skin.

 

CARROT SEED OIL

Carrot Seed is fantastic revitalizing and toning skincare agent and considered one of the best essential oils for mature skin. Carrot seed oil also assists in removing toxins and water build up in the skin giving it a fresher more firmer appearance. Carrot seed oil has also a detoxifying effect on the liver and cleans the digestive system and the body as a whole. It is helpful for arthritis, gout, edema, rheumatism and the accumulation of toxins in muscles and joints. Carrot seed oil carrot also provides natural sun protection with a natural SPF around 35.

CHAMOMILE

Chamomile, with its soothing scent and delicate petals, is not just a pretty flower. Recent research has unveiled a treasure trove of its therapeutic properties, confirming what folklore has long hinted at. Beyond its calming reputation, chamomile boasts specific anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-allergenic, and sedative powers. 

In the realm of skincare, chamomile emerges as a superhero, wielding analgesic and wound-healing abilities. It's not just about relaxation; chamomile tackles redness, pain, and promotes skin repair with finesse. From battling dryness to soothing scars and even addressing spider veins and age spots, chamomile emerges as a versatile ally in the pursuit of healthy, radiant skin.

 

COCONUT OIL

Coconut oil isn't just your average moisturizer; it's like a skincare superhero. 

Packed with fats, it's a top-notch emollient, making your skin softer and smoother by boosting its lipid levels. 

But here's where it gets really interesting: coconut oil isn't just about hydration. Its medium-chain fatty acids, like lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid, are like the Avengers of skincare, fighting off bacteria, viruses, and fungi. This makes coconut oil not only a savior for dry skin but also a powerful weapon against various skin issues like psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. Plus, its antibacterial prowess even makes it a natural deodorant. 

So, next time you reach for that jar of coconut oil, know that you're not just pampering your skin—you're giving it some serious superhero treatment.

 

COPAIBA OIL

Copaiba oil, derived from the resin of the Copaifera officinalis tree in the Brazilian Amazon, isn't just your average remedy—it's a centuries-old powerhouse with a deep brown hue. Its roots in Europe and Latin America trace back to its potent antibiotic and antiseptic qualities, making it a go-to for soothing skin irritations and inflammation.

But what sets Copaiba oil apart are its hidden gems. Rich in kaurenoic acid, it boasts anti-inflammatory prowess, alongside its smooth muscle relaxant and antimicrobial properties. And let's not forget about caryophyllene, another star component known for its inflammation-fighting abilities.

From the Amazon's curanderos treating soft tissue injuries to North America's researchers unveiling its pain-relieving magic, Copaiba oil isn't just a trend—it's a tried-and-true healer. So whether you're battling muscle strain, tendonitis, or arthritis, consider Copaiba oil your natural ally in the fight against discomfort.

 

CRANBERRY SEED OIL

Cranberry Seed Oil stands out with its balanced blend of Omega 3 & 6, accompanied by Omega 9 and essential fatty acids, facilitating optimal skin hydration and health.

Enriched with Tocopherols, Tocotrienols (components of Vitamin E), phytosterols, and Vitamin A, it serves as a potent antioxidant shield, particularly beneficial for mature, aging, and sensitive skin types. Its anti-inflammatory properties offer relief for irritated skin conditions, while its lightweight nature ensures easy absorption and integration into any skincare regimen.

 

ESSENTIAL OILS - THEIR NATURAL COMPONENTS

Many of our products contain the following ingredients: benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, citral, citronellol, coumarin, eugenol, farnesol, geraniol, isoeugenol, limonene, and linalool.

These components are listed because they naturally occur in the essential oils utilized in our products.

 

EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

Derived from the seeds of the evening primrose plant, evening primrose oil is a prized ingredient in natural skincare formulations.

Renowned for its nurturing properties, this oil is particularly beneficial for sensitive skin types. Rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a rare fatty acid, it helps alleviate a range of skin concerns including eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Its gentle yet effective nature makes it an ideal choice for those seeking natural remedies for skincare challenges. 

Additionally, evening primrose oil boasts antioxidant properties, contributing to its ability to nourish and rejuvenate the skin.

 

GERMAN CHAMOMILE

German chamomile, a staple in natural skincare, boasts renowned calming and soothing properties. 

Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, it offers gentle relief for sensitive skin, including conditions like eczema and rosacea.  

It is high in -(-a)-bisabolol which promotes granulation (healing) and is also a great tissue regenerator. Its delicate floral scent adds a touch of tranquility to skincare rituals, while its therapeutic benefits restore skin's equilibrium naturally. 

 

HEMP OIL

Hemp oil, known for its subtle texture and versatility, is a beneficial choice for managing oily skin. 

With its innate cleansing and moisturizing capabilities, hemp seed oil boasts a harmonious balance of Omega 6 and Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids, maintaining a ratio of 3:1. This unique composition lends itself to enhancing skin health, addressing concerns such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. 

Additionally, it serves as a valuable source of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), contributing to its efficacy in addressing various skin conditions.

 

JAPANESE GREEN TEA

Green Tea has powerful anti-aging properties due to its high concentration of naturally occurring compounds called polyphenols and cathechins which are very potent antioxidant agents. These natural substances help trap and destroy free radicals, singlet oxygen, and peroxides responsible for the aging process. 

Green tea extract has recently been linked to significant cell rejuvination by top cellular research biologist Dr. Stephen Hsu of the Medical college of Georgia department of biology. Dr. Hsu determined that the Polyphenols compounds in Green Tea Extract, are powerful anti-oxidants that increase elasticity and ward off free radicals. 

The active ingredient catechin, has been found to outperform Vitamin C and beta-carotene ten times in scavenging the alkyl peroxyl radical. Furthermore catechins have far-reaching positive effects on the entire body, including anti-carcinogenic properties.

In skincare preparations, Green Tea protects against the elements and helps restore the skin to a fresh and youthful appearance. 

Green Tea also extends the effectiveness of sun screen and has been shown to have strong anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties for cleaner and healthier looking skin, making it an ideal ingredient for the treatment of acne. 

The delicate scent of Green Tea helps restore a sense of calm, peace and overall well being.

 

JOJOBA OIL

Jojoba oil plays a pivotal role in managing acne and oily skin by ingeniously mimicking the skin's natural sebum production. This unique attribute helps curb excess sebum production while aiding in the unclogging of pores. 

Unlike other oils, jojoba seamlessly integrates with sebum without clogging pores, making it an ideal choice for maintaining balanced skin moisture levels across different skin types. 

Additionally, its gentle nature makes it suitable for sensitive skin, with documented success in alleviating conditions like eczema and psoriasis. 

 

KAKADU PLUM EXTRACT

If you love natural skin care products, you need to know about kakadu plum, a potent fruit that has an intriguing past, present and future.
Kakadu plum is a bright green fruit, native to Australia's Northern Territories where it grows wild in a harsh, arid environment. For millennia, this small fruit has been used by indigenous Aboriginal people of Australia for medicinal and dietary purposes. Today, it's still used in Aboriginal communities, but it's also finding its way into mainstream skin care thanks to its high levels of vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients.
So what's so amazing about this fruit?
1.It's packed with vitamin C. Kakadu plums have evolved to produce the highest natural levels of vitamin C in the world, 3150 milligrams per 100 grams of fruit. To compare, oranges only contain 50 milligrams per 100 grams of fruit. That means kakadu plums have over 60 times the concentration found in oranges!
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects your skin against free radicals caused by the sun. Your skin also uses vitamin C to produce collagen which promotes the growth of healthy new tissue. In turn, this may reduce the appearance of scars, cuts, sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, when applied along with vitamin E, vitamin C has been shown to prevent sun damage in the first place.
2. It's nature's bacteria fighter.The kakadu plum contains gallic acid, an antioxidant with powerful antibacterial and antimicrobial propertie. gallic acid works to naturally kill bacteria, fungus and viral cells, which is great news if you suffer from acne.
3. It'll keep you wrinkle-free. Another component of the kakadu plum is ellagic adic, something recent studies have shown can reduce inflammation when applied to sun damaged skin. It also inhibits an enzyme that can cause the breakdown of collagen. Combined, these effects help to improve the elasticity of your skin, targeting the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. An added bonus of ellagic acid? Preliminary studies have shown it has strong anti-cancer and antioxidant properties.

 

KOKUM BUTTER 

The Miraculous Kokum!

Kokum butter boasts a plethora of essential substances that work wonders for both hair and skin!

With its key component, 'garcinol,' it possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and vitamin B complexes, it emerges as a perfect remedy for various skin and hair concerns.

Derived from the seeds of the kokum fruit, this butter stands out not only for its aforementioned properties but also for its unique characteristic of being one of the hardest vegetable butters at room temperature, yet melting upon skin contact. Its dense texture, coupled with a potent blend of healthy fats and nutrients, renders it ideal for a wide array of applications in cosmetics, cuisine, and toiletries.

What sets it apart as an active ingredient in creams, shampoos, lotions, and other cosmetic items is its thick and dense texture. Its subtle aroma facilitates easy blending with other elements, enhancing the overall efficacy of the product. According to experts at the Institute of Science and the Bhabha Atomic Research Center in Mumbai, India, the antioxidant activities of this fruit surpass those of many other spices, fruits, and vegetables, underscoring its potential for healing and nourishment, both internally and externally. 

Native to the Western Ghats of India, kokum has been utilized by Ayurveda practitioners for centuries, owing to its healing properties in addressing various ailments such as arthritis pain, ear infections, and stomach ulcers.

**Benefits of Kokum Butter in Skincare:**
 

**Heals Damaged and Chapped Skin:** The antioxidant and emollient properties of kokum butter make it an ideal ingredient in lip balms and skin moisturizers. Whether dealing with chapped lips, cracked feet, or dry and scaly skin, its application aids in repairing damage while leaving the skin soft and rejuvenated. It is also beneficial for rashes, wounds, and burns.

**Serves as an Anti-aging Formula:** With remarkable anti-aging properties, kokum butter enhances skin elasticity, prevents the formation of free radicals, and promotes the regeneration of skin cells, resulting in a youthful, wrinkle-free complexion.

**Helps in Combating Acne:** Non-comedogenic in nature, kokum butter is unlikely to clog pores, making it an effective solution for acne-prone skin. Its gentle yet potent formulation addresses skin concerns without exacerbating existing issues.

**Aids in Cell Oxygenation:** Rich in essential fatty acids, including omega 3, 6, and 9, kokum butter facilitates cell oxygenation, allowing for better absorption of nutrients and enhancing the effectiveness of its healing and restorative properties.

**Serves as a Cocoa Butter Substitute:** Beyond skincare, kokum butter can be used as a substitute in culinary applications. Resistant to oxidation and with a neutral aroma, it seamlessly blends with other ingredients, making it an excellent alternative to cocoa butter.

**Excellent Choice for Sensitive Skin:** Boasting mild and soothing properties, kokum butter is well-suited for individuals with extremely sensitive skin, including babies. Its gentle formulation ensures nourishment and hydration without causing irritation.

**Nature's gentle touch for baby skin:** With its nourishing properties, it keeps delicate baby skin soft and moisturized. Its non-comedogenic formula ensures that your baby's pores stay clear, while its soothing properties help alleviate dryness and irritation. Say goodbye to rough patches and hello to soft, supple skin that's as gentle as your love.

 

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

Derived from the delicate blooms of the lavender plant, lavender essential oil boasts a wealth of healing virtues. 

Esteemed for its remarkable skincare properties, it gently tends to skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. 

Not merely a remedy for troubled skin, this oil provides hydration to parched dermis, purges congested pores, and stands sentinel against menacing free radicals.

Harnessing its anti-inflammatory properties, lavender oil emerges as a mighty ally in combating acne and other dermal afflictions. It helps to relieve redness, swelling. Moreover, its tranquilizing touch helps to ease itchiness and restoring calm to frazzled skin.

Beyond its cosmetic virtues, lavender oil is celebrated for its unrivaled efficacy in inducing tranquility and reducing stress. With its serene aroma and tranquil demeanor, it provides relaxation for both mind and body, earning its laurels in the realms of aromatherapy and massage.

 

MACADAMIA OIL

Macadamia nut oil, sourced from the nuts of the Australian macadamia tree, offers a multitude of benefits for both skin and hair. With its deeply moisturizing properties, this oil is a favorite among skincare enthusiasts and haircare aficionados alike.

Renowned for its ability to hydrate without leaving a greasy residue, macadamia nut oil is a go-to option for those seeking nourishment without the fear of clogged pores making it suitable for acne prone skin. Its composition boasts an array of essential fatty acids, including the skin-loving oleic acid.

For skincare, macadamia oil is celebrated for its anti-inflammatory prowess, gently soothing acne-prone skin and promoting a calm complexion. Its lightweight texture ensures effortless application and rapid absorption, leaving behind only a velvety softness.

In the realm of haircare, macadamia oil shines as a versatile ingredient, serving as a reparative leave-in conditioner that imparts a lustrous shine and tames frizz. Packed with powerful omega-7 and omega-9 fatty acids, it swoops in to save the day by deeply moisturizing and nourishing your locks. This lightweight oil doesn't weigh your hair down; instead, it absorbs quickly, leaving behind only silky smoothness. With its antioxidant shield, it bravely battles environmental foes, protecting your hair from damage and ensuring it stays strong and healthy. Whether your locks are curly or straight, this lightweight elixir promises to revitalize and rejuvenate with every use.  Say goodbye to frizz and hello to hair that's soft, shiny, and ready to take on the world!

 

 MAFURA BUTTER

In the ever-evolving world of skincare, amidst the constant influx of new products, there lies a treasure trove of ancient remedies waiting to be rediscovered. 

Mafura butter, a hidden gem cherished by indigenous peoples for centuries, emerges as a timeless solution for a myriad of skin concerns.

Derived from the fruit of the Trichilia emetica tree, known by various names like Natal Mahogany and Cape Mahogany, this buttery elixir originates from the sun-kissed lowlands of South Africa. It grows clusters of fragrant creamy-yellow flowers, and fruit that contains six black and scarlet seeds. The oil is extracted from the seeds and solidifies at room temperature, giving us mafura butter.

It melts at 30˚C and boasts a rich profile of essential fatty acids, including palmitic, stearic, oleic, and linoleic acids. These natural wonders act as guardians of moisture, cocooning the skin in hydration and fostering cellular rejuvenation.

But mafura butter's prowess extends beyond mere hydration—it stands as a powerful defender against the ravages of time, harnessing its potent antioxidant properties to combat free radicals, making it a cherished ally for every skin type, especially dry and mature skin.

Yet, mafura butter's virtues don't end there. Laden with limonoids like Trichilin A, it wields antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory powers, offering solace to irritated skin and lending a healing touch to wounds and discomfort. 

With every application, mafura butter unveils its multifaceted allure, beckoning you to embrace its age-old wisdom.

 

NIAOULI OIL

Extracted from the leaves and twigs of the towering evergreen Melaleuca Viridiflora native to Australia, Niaouli oil carries a delightful fresh sweet aroma, making it a favored essence in perfumery. 

When blended with a carrier oil, it transforms into a soothing balm, easing discomfort by gently anesthetizing and calming nerves. Its therapeutic power extends to alleviating joint pains, bolstering the lymphatic system, and enhancing blood circulation, aiding in the expulsion of toxins and uric acid from achy joints. 

Versatile in its application, it lends relief from inflammation, toothaches, migraines, earaches, headaches, and sprains.

 

NILOTICA SHEA BUTTER

Nilotica Shea butter offers a remarkable blend of shea olein and therapeutic unsaponifiables, rendering it softer and creamier compared to conventional Shea Butter. 

Enriched with vitamins A & E, Nilotica Shea stands out for its nourishing qualities. Its luxurious texture facilitates swift absorption into the skin, delivering deep moisturization while preserving skin elasticity. Ideal for nurturing mature skin and addressing stretch marks, Nilotica Shea also promotes cellular rejuvenation. 

Beyond skincare, it excels in calming irritated, inflamed skin, providing relief for damaged, dry hair, and soothing scalp irritations. With its anti-inflammatory properties, it can alleviate swelling and alleviate muscle soreness. 

Harvested nuts undergo a chemical-free cold pressing process, preserving the butter's unique fatty acid composition and ensuring its purity.

 

OLIVE OIL

Unlocking a treasure trove of benefits, olive oil is renowned for its nourishing, softening, and protective properties. Its rich texture makes it a trusted ally for dry, mature, and sensitive skin types. 

Beyond its moisturizing power, olive oil boasts anti-inflammatory qualities, making it a prized ingredient in formulations designed to soothe skin woes, from irritations to insect bites. 

Its utility extends to promoting leg health, offering potential prevention against leg ulcers and aiding circulation. 

 

POMEGRANATE SEED OIL 

Bursting with punicic acid, ellagic acid, and tocopherols, this natural elixir stimulates collagen synthesis, fostering youthful elasticity while fortifying and rejuvenating the skin's outer layer. 

Ideal for mature and dry skin, its anti-inflammatory properties offer relief from discomfort and swelling, while its emollient nature gently nurtures and calms irritated and sensitive skin types. 

Additionally, enriched with phytoestrogens, it may provide added defense against UV damage, ensuring your skin stays radiant and protected. 

 

PREBIOTICS

UNICA feeds your good bacteria – not just your skin – by using Prebiotics. 

Prebiotics promote the growth of Probiotics, hailed as the game-changers in skincare. They create an environment where harmful bacteria struggle to thrive, reducing the risk of skin issues like acne and eczema.

Research showcased in reputable journals like the British Journal of Dermatology and the Journal of Dermatological Science highlights the tangible impact of prebiotic and probiotic products on skin health. One study revealed marked improvement in eczema with the use of a prebiotic cream, while another demonstrated a reduction in acne-causing bacteria without compromising beneficial bacteria levels.

Moreover, prebiotics are crucial in maintaining youthful skin. Disruption in the balance of skin microflora triggers irritation, prompting the body to generate free radicals which are notorious for premature aging, and a collagen-digesting enzyme.  Preserving collagen, vital for youthful skin, is paramount, and Unica achieves this with its natural prebiotic blend sourced partly from Inulin, one of the constituents of the chicory root, and partly from the natural sugars that result from an enzymatic process.

 

PURPLE CARROT- THE VEGETABLE

The intriguing tale of the purple carrot, Daucus Carota L., unfolds across centuries, originating in Central Asia before journeying westward with the Arabs around the 10th century. 

Alongside its yellow counterpart, this vibrant vegetable gradually made its way into Europe, with its distinctive purple roots earning it the moniker of anthocyanin carrots. 

Today, the purple carrot thrives in regions such as Afghanistan, Russia, Iran, and India, boasting its greatest diversity. 

The captivating intense purplish-pink hue owes its existence to the abundant anthocyanins, synthesized under the nurturing light. These potent antioxidants found in purple carrots serve as guardians against free radicals, the notorious culprits behind skin aging, neutralizing their harmful effects within skin cells.

Harnessing the rich pigmentation of its anthocyanin-infused roots, we have crafted Veggie Mania tinted lip balm which graces your lips with a super healthy, radiant, and sensual sheen, packed with skin nutrients and antioxidants. And guess what – it can be used as a blusher too! The infusion of purple carrot extracts not only provides natural vibrancy to your lips but also adds a layer of antioxidant protection, complementing it's aesthetic appeal with the nourishing benefits of nature.

 

ROSEHIP OIL

Rosehip oil is a natural elixir brimming with essential fatty acids like oleic, linoleic, and linolenic. 

This potent oil rejuvenates skin, replenishing and rebuilding tissue while boasting a bounty of naturally occurring Vitamin E.

Scientifically proven to combat premature aging, it works wonders on fine lines and wrinkles with just a brief application. Not stopping there, Rosehip oil fades pigmentation and diminishes raised scar tissue, whether from recent wounds or long-healed blemishes. Perfect for soothing skin affected by surgery, minor burns, stretch marks, or sun exposure.

 

SHEA BUTTER

Derived from the nut of the African shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa), shea butter is a treasure trove of skin-loving goodness. 

The nuts are collected and then cold pressed, without the use of chemicals or solvents. This ensures that the butter retains its unique fatty acid profile. 

Bursting with fatty acids, vitamins, and essential nutrients like vitamins A and E, it's a go-to ingredient in the world of cosmetics and skincare.

Also, Shea butter is rich in Phytosterols, which stimulates the formation and growth of new cells.

With its rich emollient properties, shea butter works wonders in quenching parched skin and leaving it feeling luxuriously moisturized. Ideal for those with dry or sensitive skin, it not only hydrates but also bolsters the skin's natural barrier, keeping moisture locked in for long-lasting nourishment.

But shea butter doesn't stop there. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant prowess, it's a superhero in soothing irritated skin and calming redness and swelling, making it a trusted ally for those battling skin conditions like acne and rosacea.

And let's not forget its anti-aging power. By enhancing elasticity and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, shea butter takes center stage in the fight against aging skin, catering to the needs of mature complexions with its nourishing touch.

In essence, shea butter is a versatile powerhouse, catering to a myriad of skin concerns. Whether your skin craves hydration, relief from irritation, or protection against environmental aggressors, shea butter stands ready to deliver the ultimate skincare experience.

 

SWEET ALMOND OIL

In the realm of skincare, almond oil reigns as a quiet hero, cherished for its remarkable properties.

Derived from the humble almond, this oil embodies a delicate balance of nourishment and lightness. Bursting with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, it becomes a soothing balm for parched skin, effortlessly sinking in to quench and revitalize. Known for its gentle touch, almond oil tenderly smooths away roughness, unveiling a soft and supple complexion.  

Almond oil it's one of the least stimulating oils, so it can be safely used on even the most sensitive skins. 

Its versatility extends to haircare, where it confers strength and vitality to tired strands, infusing them with a natural radiance.

Whether used alone or incorporated into skincare products Almond oil offers a timeless remedy for those seeking skin and hair rejuvenation.

 

TAMANU OIL

If there's one oil that deserves the title of "miracle in a bottle," it's tamanu oil. This extraordinary elixir is an excellent example of a traditional remedy that has gained broader attention due to its effective use in traditional settings and scientific research corroborating its benefits.

Tamanu oil is found in the kernel within the nut of the tamanu fruit. The fruit is most commonly found growing in Tahiti, but it can also be found in other tropical climates. The tamanu nut is a botanical oddity. When the fruits are collected and cracked open, the blond nut kernel inside contains no apparent oil. But when the kernel dries on a rack for a month or so, it turns a deep, chocolate brown and becomes sticky with a rich, pleasant-smelling oil. Using a simple screw press, the oil is squeezed from the dark kernels. The resulting tamanu oil is dark green and luxurious.

Though tamanu oil is thick and rich, once it is applied to the skin, it is readily and completely absorbed, leaving no oily residue.

Since the tree only blossoms twice a year, and it takes 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of fruit to yield 5 kg of this precious commodity, tamanu oil is not cheap. However, the benefits far outweigh the time and expense of manufacturing this miracle skincare and skin repair oil.

Renowned for its multifaceted healing properties, tamanu oil boasts antineuralgic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic, antioxidant, and anti-aging virtues.

With a unique ability to foster the growth of new healthy skin tissue and shield against the harmful effects of UV radiation, which cause 75% of premature aging of the skin, tamanu oil emerges as a potent anti-aging agent.

In Europe, sometimes called Domba oil, it has a 70 to 75% success rate in alleviating rheumatism and scabies. It is also effective on gout and ringworm. It heals chapped skin, post-surgical wounds, cracked skin, bed sores, rashes, athlete’s foot, boils, and infected nails. 

Tamanu oil can also help acne sufferers. Topically administered, tamanu oil can assist in the growth of healthy, younger-looking skin and in the elimination of acne.

The skin-healing aspects of tamanu oil can also help those who suffer from the worst forms of eczema and psoriasis.

Tamanu oil has also demonstrated significant benefits in hospital settings as a treatment for severe burns caused by boiling water, chemicals, and x-rays. In 1928, Sister Marie-Suzanne, a missionary nun of the Society of Mary stationed in Fiji, tested tamanu’s medicinal properties and used it effectively to treat leprosy.

Sometimes referred to as “Green Gold” or the Sacred Oil of Tamanu, this oil also possesses analgesic properties that help rid the body of pain extremely fast, especially when it comes to conditions such as neuralgia, sciatica, shingles, and rheumatism. The combination of the oil’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities can be particularly beneficial in the case of pulled muscles, ligament damage, and sprains.

Because of its cicatrizing capacity, tamanu oil is amazingly effective for the treatment of everything from acne and acne scars, scarring generally, stretch marks, diabetic sores, psoriasis, sunburn, blisters, burns, cuts, eczema, herpes sores, insect bites, and the reduction or complete removal of unsightly age spots.

Tamanu oil transcends its status as a mere skincare product, embodying centuries of traditional wisdom and cutting-edge scientific validation. With its remarkable healing properties and diverse applications, it continues to earn its place as a truly remarkable elixir, revered for its ability to nurture not just the skin, but also the body and soul. As its legacy of efficacy and versatility endures, tamanu oil stands as a testament to the power of nature.

 

TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL

The Aborigines have been using this indigenous Australian tree in their medications for centuries and today tea tree is the subject of a great deal of international research. 

Tea tree oil, also recognized as melaleuca oil, originates from the leaves of the tea tree plant, indigenous to Australia. 

Renowned for its potent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory attributes, it finds widespread use in skincare and personal care products.

With its formidable antibacterial prowess, tea tree oil is a go-to remedy for an array of skin maladies, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff. Its ability to combat acne-causing bacteria and alleviate inflammation makes it a trusted ally for clearer, calmer skin. Additionally, it aids in the healing process of minor cuts and scrapes while offering relief from the discomfort of insect bites.

Beyond skincare, tea tree oil's efficacy extends to scalp care, providing a natural solution to dandruff and scalp irritations. Incorporating it into shampoo or conditioner helps to banish flakiness and soothe itching, promoting a healthier scalp environment.

Furthermore, tea tree oil's antifungal and antiviral properties make it a valuable asset in purifying indoor air and bolstering the body's defenses against common ailments like colds and flu when diffused.

Given its potency, it's imperative to dilute tea tree oil with a carrier oil before application and refrain from direct skin contact. 

 

THISTLE OIL

Thistle oil is an excellent source of omega 6 & 3 essential fatty acids (also known as vitamin F), as they can make up over 80% of the oil content. Of all the vegetable oils, thistle oil has, in fact, the highest content of linoleic acid, an omega 6 essential fatty acid. 

Its innate compatibility with the skin facilitates seamless absorption, rendering it a versatile elixir adaptable to a myriad of skincare concoctions, courtesy of its rich vitamin F infusion. 

While catering to all skin types, thistle oil particularly excels in addressing the needs of oily, large-pored, or acne-prone skin, offering a gentle yet efficacious solution. 

Beyond skincare, thistle oil extends its benefits to aiding and alleviating issues related to poor blood circulation in the feet and legs, presenting itself as a holistic remedy.

 

VITAMIN E NATURAL

When it comes to skincare, Vitamin E is a true superhero. This powerhouse antioxidant offers a myriad of benefits that can transform your skin, leaving it nourished, protected, and glowing.

  1. Moisture Boost: Vitamin E is renowned for its ability to lock in moisture, making it an essential ingredient for hydration. Whether you have dry, flaky skin or simply want to maintain a healthy moisture barrier, Vitamin E can help replenish and retain moisture, keeping your skin soft and supple.
  1. Antioxidant Protection: Exposure to environmental stressors like pollution and UV radiation can lead to premature aging and damage to the skin. Thankfully, Vitamin E swoops in to the rescue by neutralizing free radicals, the harmful molecules responsible for oxidative stress. By incorporating Vitamin E into your skincare routine, you're providing your skin with vital protection against these aggressors, helping to prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.
  1. Soothing Properties: If you struggle with redness, irritation, or inflammation, Vitamin E can offer much-needed relief. Its anti-inflammatory properties help calm the skin, reducing redness and soothing discomfort. Whether you've spent too much time in the sun or your skin is feeling sensitive after shaving, Vitamin E can help restore balance and comfort.
  1. Scar Healing: Vitamin E is also known for its ability to promote wound healing and reduce the appearance of scars. Whether you're dealing with acne scars, surgical scars, or stretch marks, incorporating Vitamin E into your skincare routine can help fade discoloration and improve skin texture over time.