Despite the similarities of every individual, everyone has a different skin type. With so many skin care products available online and in stores, finding and choosing the right routine to match your skincare needs can sometimes be overwhelming. Most products are bombarded with ingredients that you may or may not have a clue about. But it’s important you understand what ingredients you should be targeting to treat, heal and rejuvenate your complexion, and to avoid the ones that your skin won’t react well with.

That’s why Bharti has created an A-Z list of ingredients that will help keep your complexion healthy. If you are suffering with a specific skin concern e.g. ageing or oily skin, and have no idea where to begin, this list will help you identify the right ingredients to target.

 

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8

  • Acetyl hexapeptide-8 works to limit muscle contraction and relax muscle tension.
  • Therapy benefits: Helps to reduce wrinkles and lines caused by repetitive facial expression.
  • Linked Products: Extra Extra Serum, Advanced Serum.

Agar

  • Alternative name: Japanese Insinglass.
  • Extract of seaweed from various oceans. It inhibits the body from retaining and storing excess fat.
  • Therapy benefits: Helps break down a double chin or a build of fat.
  • Linked Products: Face & Neck Polisher, Body Firming Cream.

Alcohol

  • Simple alcohols and are primarily used in skincare for their antibacterial properties. Fatty, alcohols mainly keep oil-and-water emulsions from separating, but they also add some extra-emollient effect to the final product, which means it helps make the outer layer of the skin feel smoother and softer.
  • Therapy benefits: Softens skin
  • Linked Products: Face & Neck Polisher,Body Firming Cream.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf juice

Ingredients

Essential Ingredients – Aloe Vera

  • Alternative name: Aloe Vera
  • Helps to soothe and calm the skin. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It has been clinically proven to be effective for healing burns, wounds and scars.
  • Therapy benefits: The Aloin in Aloe Vera blocks up to 30% of the UV rays and protects the skin from sun damage. Prevents bacteria building up on the skin as well as helping to calm the skin.
  • Product link: Extra Extra Serum, Advanced Serum. Face & Neck Polisher, Body Firming Cream, Detox mask, Meso Serum, Rejuvenating Serum, Moisturiser SPF 50, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Arnica Gel.

Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone

  • Used to scent a product
  • Product link: Moisturiser SPF 50

Angelica Archangelica oil/ Angelica Acutiloba Root Oil

  • Alternative name: Angelica oil
  • Angelica oil is a perennial herb with highly soothing properties.
  • Therapy benefits: When applied to the skin it has a calming and healing effect on the skin, making it beneficial for those with eczema and a tendency to breakouts. It helps restore the microbial balance, leaving the skin glowing.
  • Product Link: Harmonising Face Oil, Face Balm.

Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil

  • Alternative name: Camomile
  • Therapy benefits: It has soothing, anti-inflammatory, wound healing and natural moisturising properties.
  • Product link: Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Serum, Face Balm, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Harmonising Face Oil

Aqua

  • Alternative Name: Water
  • Therapy Benefits: Its purpose is to dissolve or dilute all other ingredients, so it is used in almost everything.
  • Product Link: Face & Neck Polisher, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Serum, Rejuvenating Serum, Body Firming Cream, Arnica Gel, Skin Softener, Detox Mask, Liquid Mineral Salts, Moisturiser SPF 50

Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil

  • Alternative name: Argan Oil
  • Rich in tocopherols (vitamin E), which are strong natural skin anti-oxidants.
  • Therapy benefits: Argan oil is anti-ageing and helps improve the skin’s elasticity. It helps to protect against UV radiation-induced free radical attacks. Daily application of Argan oil has been shown to improve the skin hydration by restoring the barrier function and maintaining the water-holding capacity, by preventing water loss through the skin.
  • Linked Products: Bharti’s Special Oil
Ingredients

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Arnica montana Flower Extract

  • Alternative name: Arnica
  • Arnica is best known for its healing benefits to bruises and swelling and it has been credited with antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, circulation-boosting, detoxifying and stimulating effects, especially in the production of new tissue.
  • Therapy benefits: Used to help in the treatment of acne, reduce redness, soothe muscle aches, heal wounds, reduce inflammation and puffiness (including around the eyes), and even easing aching feet and chilblains.
  • Linked Products: Body Firming Cream, Arnica Gel, Harmonising Face Oil.

Ascorbic Acid

  • Alternative name: Vitamin C
  • Vitamin C is renowned as anti-antioxidant and preservative.
  • Therapy benefits: Vitamin C is widely used in anti-ageing products. It helps reverse sun damage, reduce fine lines, stimulate collagen production and has anti-inflammatory benefits. Along with derivatives such as linoleate, it is believed to inhibit the formation of pigmentation, which results in skin-regulating benefits, especially to spots, and freckles.
  • Product link: Salt Body Scrub, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Serum, Rejuvenating Serum

Ascorbyl Palmitate

  • Ascorbyl Palmitate is a fat soluble derivative of vitamin C, which is non- irritating and more stable than pure vitamin C. It is suited for extra sensitive skin. Its antioxidant that is used to protect the skin from free radicals and oxidation
  • Linked Products: Daily Defence Moisturiser

Avena Sativa Kernel Flour

  • Alternative name: Oat Silk
  • Therapy benefits: Oat Silk is a highly effective, 100% natural, textural base that provides a luxuriant feel. It contains natural lipids and antioxidant which assist skin health leaving a smooth and silky feel
  • Linked Products:Skin Softener

Benzyl Alcohol

  • Benzyl alcohol functions as a fragrance component, preservative, solvent, and viscosity-decreasing agent derived from plants . It is part of the fragrance of essential oils like jasmine, hyacinth, neroli, rose, and ylang-ylang.
  • Therapy Benefits: It is a bacteriostatic preservative which prevent microbial contamination as a bacteriostatic preservative, benzyl alcohol works by inhibiting bacterial reproduction. Benzyl alcohol also functions as a solvent as a solvent it helps other ingredients dissolve into a solution which makes the product easier to spread. Lastly, solvents can increase the efficacy of active ingredients in a formulation by enhancing their absorption through the skin.
  • Linked Products: Harmonising Face Oil, Bharti’s Special Oil

Benzyl Benzoate

  • A natural ingredient used as a fragrance and solvent (helps other ingredients to dissolve). It is present in Balsam of Peru, Tolu balsam, and in a number of flowers.
  • Linked Products: Harmonising Face Oil, Bharti’s Special Oil , Detox Mud Mask.

Benzyl Cinnamate

  • A natural ingredient used as a fragrance and solvent (helps other ingredients to dissolve). It is present in Balsam of Peru, Tolu balsam, and in a number of flowers.
  • Linked Products: Harmonising Face Oil, Bharti’s Special Oil

Benzyl Salicylate

  • Used as UV light absorber and a fragrance additive. It occurs naturally in a variety of plants.
  • Therapy Benefits: Protects the skin from UV damage and give the product a nice scent.
  • Linked products: Harmonising Face Oil, Bharti’s Special Oil

Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

  • An organic compound that absorbs ultraviolet (UV) light.
  • Product link: Moisturiser SPF 50

Butylene Glycol

  • Butylene glycol is an organic alcohol which increases penetration of other ingredients in the formulation. It draws moisture to the skin from the surrounding atmosphere and help in lessening wrinkle appearance.
  • Therapy benefits: Helps to reduce wrinkles and keeps the skin hydrated.
  • Linked Products: Rejuvenating Serum, Detox Mud Mask

BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)

  • Butylated Hydroxytoluene, an organic compound will help the skin to eliminate toxins.
  • Therapy benefits: Detoxifies the skin
  • Linked products: Face Balm

Butylphenyl Methylpropional

  • Adds scent to a product.
  • Linked products: Moisturiser SPF 50

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter

  • Alternative name: Shea Butter
  • Therapy benefits: A great conditioner, which helps to retain moisture and lessen the loss of water by forming a barrier on the surface. It also helps to reduce the appearance of rough patches and dry flakes on the skin.
  • Linked Products: Body Firming Cream

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

  • Alternative name: Green Tea extract
  • Green tea extract is naturally rich in antioxidants. The extract stimulates skin microcirculation so positively influence the tone and health of the skin.
  • Therapy benefits: Green tea extract is a good anti-inflammatory agent. It promotes the health and quantity of collagen, thereby maintaining a firm and elastic skin.
  • Linked Products: Daily Defence Moisturiser, Arnica Gel

Cananga Odorata Flower Oil

Ingredients

Essential Ingredients – Ylang Ylang

  • Alternative name: Ylang Ylang
  • Ylang Ylang Oil, is a potent anti-bacterial,  as well as being a healing powerhouse, boosting the regenerative process of the epidermis.
  • Therapy benefits: Promotes wound healing, and diminish help diminish the appearance of scars.
  • Linked products: Bharti’s Special Oil, Harmonising Face Oil, Face Balm, Detox Mud Mask

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil

  • Alternative name: Hemp seed oil
  • Hemp oil  is packed with vitamins, providing high levels of Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, contains anti-oxidants, all 20 amino acids, carotene, phytosterols, phospholipids, and a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, sulphur, potassium, iron, zinc, and phosphorus.
  • Therapy benefits: Prevents skin dehydration and protects it from external pollutants. It leaves the skin feeling beautiful and radiant.
  • Linked Products: Bharti’s Special Oil

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

  • Caprylic/capric triglyceride occurs naturally in coconut oil and glycerine.
  • Therapy benefits: It creates a barrier on the skin’s surface, decreasing the amount of moisture lost. functioning not only to prevent dryness in skin, but acts as a skin conditioning agent too.
  • Linked products: Face & Neck Polisher, Advanced Serum, Body Firming Cream, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Detox Mud Mask, Skin Softener, Moisturiser SPF 50, Rejuvenating Serum,

Caprylyl Glycol

  • Helps to bind products together and helps them to spread evenly.
  • Linked Products: Advanced Serum, Arnica Gel, Rejuvenating Serum, Face & Neck Polisher, Skin Softener, Body Firming Cream, Moisturiser SPF 50, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Extra Extra Serum

Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Extract

  • Alternative name: Capsicum Extract
  • This acts as a stimulant, with antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • Therapy benefits: It increases blood flow to the skin and reduces puffiness; giving the skin a vibrant glow
  • Linked products: Face & Neck Polisher, Body Firming Cream

Caramel

  • Carmel is a natural colourant
  • Linked products: Moisturiser SPF 50

Carica Papaya Fruit Extract

  • Full of lots of enzymes like papain and chymopapain will help decrease inflammation. The protein-dissolving papain has exfoliating properties.
  • Therapy benefits: Can help reduce acne by removing dead skin cells that can clog pores.
  • Linked products: Face & Neck Polisher, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Serum, Daily Defence Moisturiser

Cera Alba/Ceramic Alba

  • Alternative name: Beeswax
  • Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees.
  • Therapy benefits: Beeswax contains skin conditioning and humectant properties. Its function is to soften, calm and soothe the skin. It possesses anti-allergenic qualities and can also be used as an emulsifier.
  • Linked products: Face Balm, Moisturiser SPF 50, Salt Body Scrub

Cetyl Alcohol

  • A stabiliser used in skincare, that will also help soften and calm skin.
  • Therapy benefits: Used as a moisturiser to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations.
  • Linked Products: Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Serum, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Skin Softener, Body Firming Cream

Chenopodium quinoa seed extract

  • Chenopodium quinoa seed extract is a good source of essential amino acids such as lysine and methionine; these amino acids play a role in the synthesis of collagen that maintains the strength and firmness of the skin.
  • Linked Products: Daily Defence Moisturiser, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Serum

Citral

  • Citral is a component of lemongrass oil and the oils of verbena, lemon myrtle, lemon and orange, generally used as a preservative.
  • Therapy benefits: Citral has anti-inflammatory and strong antimicrobial properties.
  • Linked products: Face & Neck Polisher, Salt Body Scrub, Bharti’s Special Oil, Harmonising Face Oil.

Citric Acid

  • Therapy benefits: Citric acid exfoliates the top layers of skin and sloughs off dead skin cells and increases new cell turnover, which promotes new skin growth.
  • Linked products: Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Moisturiser SPF 50, Body Firming Cream, Rejuvenating Serum, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Detox Mask, Salt Body Scrub
Ingredients

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Citronellol

  • Citronellol is prominently used as a fragrance.
  • Linked Products: Rejuvenating Serum, Bharti’s Special Oil, Harmonising Face Oil, Advanced Serum, Moisturiser SPF 50, Extra Extra Extra Serum

Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Oil

  • Alternative name: Orange oil
  • Therapy benefits: Orange essential oil is a strengthening, refreshing, strengthening and stimulating essential oil. It is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial.
  • Linked products: Daily Defence Moisturiser, Bharti’s Special Oil, Face Balm, Rejuvenating Serum, Detox Mask

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Flower Oil

  • Alternative name: Neroli
  • Therapy benefits: Neroli oil can help to regenerate skin cells and is rejuvenating oil useful to prevent scar tissue, promote a smoother skin, fight stretch marks and prevent broken capillaries.
  • Linked products: Rejuvenating Serum, Bharti’s Special Oil, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Detox Mask, Harmonising Face Oil, Face Balm

Citrus Grandis Extract

  • Alternative name: Grapefruit extract
  • Therapy benefits: Rich in vitamin C, is a powerful antioxidant, which protects skin cells from free radical damage.
  • Linked products:Salt Body Scrub, Firming Cream, Rejuvenating Serum, Detox Mask, Face & Neck Polisher

Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed

  • Alternative name: Orange peel Oil
  • Orange peel oil increase blood flow to the skin giving it a radiant glow. It is beneficial in helping to maintain the skin’s health, appearance and texture.
  • Therapy benefits: Gives the skin a radiant glow. It helps refine the skin; thereby reducing the signs of acne and other skin conditions.
  • Linked Products: Face & Neck Polisher, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Salt Body Scrub

Crithmum Maritimum Extract

  • Alternative name: Sea Fennel
  • Crithmum maritimum extract contains vitamins A, C, and E.
  • Therapy Benefits: Provides skin-healing and moisturizing effects.
  • Linked Products: Daily Defence Moisturiser, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Moisturiser SPF 50

Coconut Alkanes

  • Derived from Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil. This functions as an emollient.
  • Linked Products: Skin Softener

Coco-Caprylate / Caprate

  • Derived from Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil.
  • It has a high level of biocompatibility with skin and therefore has the ability to penetrate deep and help skin to repair itself. It acts as an emollient and provides skin with incredible softness.
  • Linked Products: Skin Softener

Crocus Sativus Flower Oil

  • Alternative name: Saffron oil
  • Saffron oil is considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense essential oils.
  • Therapy Benefits: Helps prevent acne, unclog skin pores and removes blackheads this along with its antioxidant properties which mop up the free radicals that damage our skin.
  • Linked products: Bharti’s Special Oil, Arnica Gel.

Cucumis Melo Fruit extract

  • Alternative name: Melon extract
  • Contains vitamin A and C, flavonoids, volatile oils, pectin, and fructose.
  • Therapy Benefits: Will help to boost collagen production, due to its high content of Vitamin C. Plus, help protect skin from sun damage.
  • Linked Products: Body Firming Cream

Curcuma Longa Root Extract

  • Alternative name: Turmeric
  • Curcuma Longa root is renowned for its anti-inflammatory qualities, healing and anti-bacterial properties,
  • Therapy benefits: Will help clear pores and calm the skin. It is also known to reduce scarring and help treat hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.
  • Linked products: Daily Defence Moisturiser, Detox Mud Mask

Cyclomethicone

  • Cosmetic-grade silicone.
  • Therapy benefits: It helps leave skin feeling smooth and lubricated, instead of sticky or oily.
  • Linked products: Finishing cream, Moisturiser SPF 50

Cyclopentasiloxane

  • Cosmetic-grade silicone.
  • Therapy benefits: It helps leave skin feeling smooth and lubricated, instead of sticky or oily.
  • Linked products: Finishing cream

Cymbopogon Flexuosus Oil

  • Alternative name: Lemongrass Oil
  • Lemon grass oil is packed with vitamin A and C.
  • Therapy benefits: Lemongrass Oil helps to keep your skin and hair glossy. It also has an astringent property, which helps to minimise pores as well as keep oil levels balanced helping to reduce spots.
  • Linked products: Salt Body Scrub

Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil

  • Alternative name: Carrot seed Oil
  • Carrot seed oil has antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Therapy benefits: Improves skin health and helps prevent its pre ageing.
  • Linked products: Harmonising Face Oil, Face Balm

Decylene Glycol

  • A multi-acid, rinse-off exfoliant peel.
  • Therapy benefits: It dramatically resurfaces skin to visibly smooth wrinkles and refines the skin. It helps treat blemishes, rough, bumpy skin and brightens it as well as helping to unclog pores. It is useful, especially in the case of bacteria prone problems like acne or body odour. Its moisturising properties makes it easy to apply and can help enhance the penetration of other ingredients.
  • Linked products: Body Firming Cream, Rejuvenating serum, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Face & Neck Polisher, Moisturiser SPF 50, Arnica Gel, Skin Softener, Advanced Serum,  Extra Extra Extra Serum

Diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate

  • An organic UV filter and is anti-inflammatory.
  • Therapy benefits: it inhibits oedema formation and protects the skin from harmful sun rays.
  • Linked products: Moisturiser SPF 50

Dimethicone

  • Dimethicone is a type of silicone helping products to glide across the skin.
  • Therapy Benefits: It helps to fill in pores or fine lines. Also used as an emollient, it will help to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations.
  • Linked Products: Finishing Cream, Moisturiser SPF 50

Ethylhexyl salicylate

  • Alternative name: Octyl Slicylate
  • It absorbs UVB rays, the salicylate component absorbs ultraviolet light and protects the skin from the harmful effects to the exposure to sunlight. The ethyl hexanol portion serves as fatty alcohol, adding emollient and water-resistant properties. Its antibacterial property helps to preserve sunscreen.
  • Therapy benefits: Protects the skin from the damaging rays of the sun
  • Linked products: Moisturiser SPF 50

Eugenol

  • It is a multi-acid, rinse off exfoliant peel.
  • Therapy benefits: Eugenol dramatically resurfaces skin to visibly smooth wrinkles, refines rough bumpy skin, brighten tone and unclog pores. It’s a natural, antibacterial and antimicrobial – killing bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.
  • Linked products: Salt Body Scrub, Bharti’s Special Oil

Faex Extract

  • Faex extract is a natural yeast extract; it contains sugars, which help retain the water content of the skin.
  • Therapy Benefits: It helps to keep the skin soft and supple.
  • Linked products: Daily Defence Moisturiser, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Body Firming Cream,

Farnesol

Ingredients

Essential Ingredients – Fragrance

  • Farnesol is a natural fragrance present in many flowers and herbs from orange flowers to thyme.
  • Linked products: Special Oil, Harmonising Oil, Harmonising Face Oil

Geraniol

  • In addition to its pleasant odour, geraniol is known to exhibit insecticidal and repellent properties and used as a natural pest control agent exhibiting low toxicity.
  • Therapy Benefits: Protects the skin from harmful external pollutants
  • Linked products: Rejuvenating Serum, Bharti’s Special Oil, Detox Mask, Harmonising Face Oil, AdvancedSerum , Extra Extra Extra Serum.

Glycerin

  • Glycerine makes the skin soft and supple and improves its texture.
  • Therapy Benefits: Helps improve skin disorders, such as dry skin, wound healing, scaly, itchy skin (such as that caused by eczema, keratosis and xerosis)
  • Linked products: Rejuvenating Serum, Moisturiser SPF 50, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Detox Mud Mask, Face & Neck Polisher, Skin Softener, Body Firming Cream, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Liquid Mineral Salts

Glyceryl Stearate SE

  • Glyceryl Stearate acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance.
  • Therapy Benefits: Keeps the skin soft and supple.
  • Linked Products: Rejuvenating Serum, Face Balm, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Detox Mud Mask, Face & Neck Polisher, Body Firming Cream, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Skin Softener, Moisturiser SPF 50.

Glyceryl Stearate

  • Glyceryl Stearate acts as a lubricant which gives the skin soft and smooth appearance by reducing the dehydration of the skin by forming a barrier on the surface of the skin.
  • Therapy Benefits: It stops the moisture loss in the skin.
  • Linked Products: Harmonising Face Oil, Salt Body Scrub, Moisturiser SPF 50

Glycolic Acid

  • Glycolic acid removes dead skin cell layers, stimulates  collagen  growth and helps boost skin hydration levels
  • Therapy Benefits: It can help smooth fine wrinkles; improve the skin’s tone and texture. It helps break down thick layers of dead skin cells that can block follicles and lead to spots.
  • Linked products: Body Firming Cream

Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract

  • Alternative Name: Liquorice
  • Liquorice has anti-inflammatory and some antioxidant properties.  In the gel form, it helps soothe irritated skin. It’s beneficial in treating atopic dermatitis, or general skin conditions involving redness and irritation (like acne and eczema).
  • Linked Products: Arnica Gel

Helianthus annuus Seed Oil

  • Alternative Name: Sunflower seed oil
  • Sunflower seed oil is used as an emollient
  • Therapy benefits: It protects the skin from moisture loss and helps to reduce inflammation.
  • Linked products: Bharti’s Special Oil, Salt Body Scrub, Harmonising Face oil.

Hexyl Cinnamal

  • Hexyl Cinnamal derived from chamomile oil used as a fragrance additive.
  • Linked products: Moisturiser SPF 50

Honey

  • With its antibacterial and antiseptic properties it is excellent for getting rid of dirt and bacteria.
  • Therapy benefits: Perfect for both preventing and treating acne. It is full of antioxidants and boosts collagen production preventing premature ageing and gives the skin a radiant glow.
  • Linked Products: Body Firming Cream

Hyaluronic Acid

  • Hyaluronic Acid stimulates skin cell regeneration
  • Therapy effects: Will help to retain moisture levels in the skin; this creates a plumping effect reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps reduce and prevent age spots and hyperpigmentation.
  • Linked products: Rejuvenating Serum, Daily Defence Moisturiser.

Hydroxycitronellal

  • Hydroxycitronellal has a sweet floral aroma and is found in essential oils, such as lavender oil, orange flower oil or ylang-ylang.
  • Linked Products: Bharti’s Special Oil, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Serum, Harmonising Face Oil, Rejuvenating Serum, Detox Mud Mask, Moisturiser SPF 50
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Hydrolyzed Collagen

  • Alternative name: Collagen Peptides
  • Collagen that’s been broken down into more easily dissolvable amino acids.
  • Therapy benefits: Hydrolyzed Collagen Is used to enhance the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking skin and restoring the suppleness of the skin. Giving it a youthful glow.
  • Linked Products: Harmonising Face Oil

Hydroxyethylcellulose

  • Has gel thickening, emulsifying, bubble-forming, water retaining and stabilizing properties.
  • Linked products: Arnica Gel, Skin Softener, Liquid Mineral Salts

Imidazolidinyl urea

  • Acts as an antimicrobial.
  • Linked Products: Liquid Mineral Salts

Illicium Verum

  • Alternative name: Star Anise and Badiyan
  • Illicium Verum is used for skin conditioning.
  • Therapy benefits: Has a smoothening effect on the skin.

Imidazolidinyl urea

  • Acts as an antimicrobial.
  • Linked Products: Liquid Mineral Salts

Incarnate flower extract/Passiflora

  • Alternative Name: Passionflower extract
  • Passionflower is full of vitamins, essential fatty acids and Vitamins A and C, which are key to a healthy skin.
  • Therapy benefits: Gives the skin a healthy glow; helping to look youthful, firm and hydrated. Its hydrating benefits help to moisturise the skin without clogging pores. Its antioxidants protect skin from everyday pollution. Its anti-inflammatory and nourishing properties help acne and acne-prone skin.

Iso Eugenol

  • Isoeugenol is a chemically altered form of Eugenol. Similar to Eugenol it possesses the antioxidant property. It is also used as a local antiseptic and anaesthetic. It’s also a natural antibacterial and antimicrobial that kills bacteria.
  • Linked products: Bharti’s Special Oil, Face Balm.

Isopropyl Palmitate

  • Is a natural ingredient, that has properties including moisturizing, emulsifying and thickening properties.
  • Linked products: Moisturiser SPF 50

Jasminum Officinalis oil

  • Alternative name: Jasmine oil
  • Jasmine oil is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. It soothes dry skin helping with conditions like eczema.
  • Therapy benefits: Jasmine helps stabilise skin imbalances. It helps reduce scarring as well as having a calming effect.
  • Linked products: Harmonising Face Oil, Face Balm

Juglans Regia Shell Powder

  • Alternative name: Walnut Shell Powder
  • Walnut Shell Powder is a soft and effective natural exfoliant.
  • Therapy benefits: Helps to slough off dead cells, invigorates dull and dry skin cells without being too abrasive. So, making it perfect for more sensitive skin.
  • Linked product: Face & Neck Polisher

Juglans Regia seed Oil

  • Alternative Name: Walnut Oil
  • Walnut oil is an emollient. This oil is rich in essential fatty acids, making it a nutritive oil. Helps to maintain youthful and bright skin.
  • Therapy benefits: It’s regenerative and anti-ageing properties help to heal damaged skin and helps retain the skin’s moisture and keeps it supple.
  • Linked products: Salt Body Scrub

Kaolin

  • Kaolin clay has detoxifying and stimulating effects. It is also a gentle cleanser for all skin types.
  • Therapy Benefits: Helps to extract impurities and absorb excess oils without causing inflammation or redness. It refines, controls breakouts, soothes rashes and irritations and evens out skin tone.
  • Linked products: Detox Mud Mask

Lactic acid

  • Lactic acid increases moisture in the skin by softening and dissolving thickening skin.
  • Therapy benefits: Will have a softening and refining effect on the skin.
  • Linked products: Detox Mud Mask, Moisturiser SPF 50

Lactobacillus/Lemon Peel Ferment Extract

  • It’s the name for lemon peel enzyme that is obtained by fermenting lemon peel with Lactobacillus lactis.
  • Therapy Benefits: Lemon Peel ferment extract has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties, so will help to refine and cleanse the skin. It will also help to treat acne and balance skin tone.
  • Linked products: Rejuvenating Serum, Detox Mud Mask

Lactobacillus/PunicaGranatum Fruit Ferment Extract

  • Alternative name: Pomegranate enzyme
  • Lactobacillus/PunicaGranatum Fruit Ferment Extract is obtained by fermenting the pomegranate fruit with Lactobacillus lactis. The fermentation process makes the desired phytochemicals readily available. It is this enzyme that increases cell renewal and protects the skin against UVB-induced damage.
  • Therapy Benefits: Protects the skin against UV damage and has a rejuvenating effect on the skin.
  • Linked products: Daily Defence Moisturiser

Lavandula angustifolia Flower Oil/Lavandula Angustifolia Oil

Ingredients

Essential Ingredients – Lavender Oil

  • Alternative name: Lavender Oil
  • Therapy Benefits: Helps to fight acne and soothe dry skin conditions like eczema. Its anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties will help heal injured skin and prevent fine lines.
  • Linked products: Face & Neck Polisher, Body Firming Cream.

Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

  • Leuconostoc is a natural antimicrobial preservative.
  • Therapy Benefits: Has a moisturising and conditioning effect on the skin.
  • Linked products: Rejuvenating Serum, Detox Mud Mask

Limonene

  • Limonene gives a pleasant fragrance and has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Therapy benefits: Has a calming and soothing effect on the skin.
  • Linked products: Bharti’s Special Oil, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Face & neck Polisher, Salt Body Scrub, Harmonising Face Oil, Detox Mud Mask, Rejuvenating Serum, Face Balm, Moisturiser SPF 50, Body Firming Cream.

Linalool

  • Linalool is used as a fragrance enhancer. It also has known to have a calming effect on the nerves, has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Therapy Benefits: Has a soothing and calming effect on the skin.
  • Linked Products: Harmonising Face Oil, Salt Body Scrub, Detox Mud Mask, Face Balm, Bharti’s Special oil, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Face & neck Polisher, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Rejuvenating Serum, Body Firming Cream.

Lodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

  • Acts as a preservative.
  • Linked product: Face Balm

Maris Sal

  • Alternative name: Dead Sea Salt
  • Maris Sal is derived from the salt from the Dead Sea in Israel. It contains essential minerals for the skin.
  • Therapy benefits: Dead Sea Salt helps with wrinkles, reduces inflammation in atopic dry skin, improves skin barrier function and enhances skin hydration. Salt absorbs dirt, grime, and toxins and cleanses your skin’s pores deeply. The magnesium in sea salt can also help reduce water retention (i.e. bloating) in the body.
  • Linked Products: Salt Body Scrub, Detox Mud Mask

Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil

  • Alternative name: Tea tree oil
  • Tea tree oil has strong antibacterial properties.
  • Therapy benefits: It will help reduce the causes of swelling and irritation of the skin.
  • Linked products: Body Firming Cream, Face Balm, Harmonising Face Oil

Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil

  • Alternative name: Neem oil
  • Neem oil has anti-bacterial conditioning, regenerating, restorative and antiseptic properties.
  • Linked products: Body Firming Cream

Mentha Piperita Oil

  • Alternative name: Peppermint Oil
  • Peppermint oil has a natural cleansing effect on the skin. It also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It has a cooling effect soothes irritation and inflammation due to acne.
  • Therapy benefits: Excellent for treating ingrown hairs, bad circulation and hyperpigmentation.
  • Linked products: Salt Body scrub

Mentha spicata Herb Oil

  • Alternative Name: Spearmint Oil
  • Spearmint oil helps reduce swelling due to nerve or muscle pain. It has high levels of antioxidants and helps promote relaxation and reduce stress.
  • Therapy benefits: Helps tired leg syndrome and aching muscles. Will help to detoxify the body and give it a healthy glow.
  • Linked products: Salt Body Scrub.

Nannochloropsis oculata Extract

  • Nannochloropsis oculata is a marine-water microalga that is considered to be a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. The bioactive components from microalgae can help achieve benefits in maintenance of skin structure and function.
  • Linked Products: Body Firming Cream

Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract

  • Alternative name: Tulsi or Holy Basil
  • Tulsi is rich vitamin C, K and antioxidants. It has antiseptic and antiviral properties.
  • Therapy Benefits: Helps prevent blackheads, acne and relieve skin infections. Vitamin K, along with antioxidants, helps stimulate circulation helping with cell regeneration
  • Linked product: Daily Defence Moisturiser, Arnica Gel
Ingredients

Essential Ingredients in skincare – Daily Defence Moisturiser

Octocrylene

  • An organic compound formed by the condensation of a diphenyl cyanoacrylate with 2-ethyl hexanol (fatty alcohol, adding emollient and oil-like, water-resistant properties). It is primarily used as an active ingredient in sunscreens because of its ability to absorb UVB and UVA rays and protect the skin from direct DNA damage.
  • Linked products: Moisturiser SPF 50

Olea Europaea Fruit Oil

  • Alternative name: Olive fruit oil
  • Olive fruit oil, not to be confused with Olive Oil, helps treat dry skin because of its fatty acid content, some of which comes from the emollient squalene. Fatty acids include oleic, palmitic, and linoleic acids as well as phenolic compounds that provide antioxidant benefit.
  • Therapy Benefits: Will help to get rid of dead skin cells and refine the skin. It will stimulate circulation and help the skin to detoxify.
  • Linked products: Face & Neck Polisher

Ozokerite

  • Alternative name: Earth wax
  • Earth wax is a naturally occurring odoriferous mineral wax or paraffin. As a wax, it helps harden lipid (oil) based solutions like pomade or balm. It also reduces brittleness and adds strength and stability in cosmetic products.
  • Linked products: Face Balm, Harmonising Face Oil.

Panthenol

  • Panthenol brings smoother texture and more suppleness. In addition to its moisture-retaining and softening properties, Panthenol also helps skin to defend itself against external stresses.
  • Therapy benefits: Panthenol helps to relieve itching and redness. It suppresses inflammation and absorbs easily into the skin. It turns into pantothenic acid, which binds water and thus enhances hydration.
  • Linked products: Rejuvenating Serum, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Moisturiser SPF 50

Papain

  • The enzymes papain and chymopapain is extracted from papaya. It can decrease inflammation and reduce acne by removing dead skin cells that can clog pores. Papain can also remove damaged keratin that can build up on the skin and form small bumps.
  • Linked products: Face & Neck Polisher

Parfum

  • Adds a pleasant scent to a product.
  • Linked products: Moisturiser SPF 50

PEG-100 Stearate

  • Therapy benefits: It can be used as an emollient, emulsifier or as a moisturiser.
  • Linked products: Moisturiser SPF 50

Pelargonium Roseum Leaf Oil

  • Alternative Name: Geranium Oil
  • Used medicinally, Geranium Essential Oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
  • Therapy benefits: Geranium Oil effectively eliminates dead cells, tightens skin, promotes skin regeneration and diminishes signs of ageing.
  • Linked Products: Rejuvenating Serum

Persea Gratissima Oil

  • Alternative Name: Avocado Oil
  • The main properties of Avocado are to promote cell regeneration and cell production. Very moisturising.
  • Therapy benefits: Excellent for those with dry, chapped and damaged skin.
  • Linked Products: Salt Body Scrub

Phenoxyethanol

  • Phenoxyethanol works as a stabilizer. It is used as an antibacterial and/or a preservative to prevent products from losing their potency or spoiling.
  • Linked products: Arnica Gel, Skin Softener, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Rejuvenating Serum, Body Firming Cream, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Face & Neck Polisher, Moisturiser SPF 50.

Polyglyceryl-3 dicitrate/Stearate

  • This synthetic ingredient is used in cosmetics as an emollient and emulsifier, which conditions the skin. It is considered safe and non-sensitizing as used in cosmetics.
  • Linked Products: Skin Softener.

Polyhydroxystearic Acid

  • Therapy benefits: Protects the skin from sun damage.
  • Linked products: Daily Defence Moisturiser, Extra Extra Extra Serum.

Polysilicon-11

  • A multi-acid, rinse-off exfoliant peel that helps resurface the skin.
  • Therapy Benefits: It visibly smoothes wrinkles, refines rough, bumpy texture, brightens tone & unclogs pores.
  • Linked Products: Finishing Cream

Potassium Sorbate

  • Potassium sorbate is a potassium salt of sorbic acid, a naturally occurring antimicrobial compound. It used as a mild preservative in cosmetic and skincare formulas and as a paraben alternative to prevent or retard the growth of microorganisms and protect these products from spoiling.
  • Linked Products: Arnica Gel, Skin Softener Rejuvenating Serum, Body Firming Cream, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Face & Neck Polisher, Detox mask, Moisturiser SPF 50, Daily Defence Moisturiser.

Propanediol

  • Propanediol functions as an emollient, humectant, and solvent. As an emollient, Propanediol has the ability to soften and soothe the skin. As humectants, its structure allows it to attract and retain the moisture in the air nearby via absorption, drawing the water vapour into or beneath the surface. As a solvent, it aids harder to dissolve ingredients, such as salicylic acid, ferule acid, Allenton, and ascorbic acid. Propanediol provides a light, non-sticky, slightly dry skin feel.
  • Linked products: Arnica Gel, Skin Softener

Propylene Glycol

  • Used in low concentrations, propylene glycol acts like a humectant, which means it binds water and pulls in hydration to the outer skin layer.
  • Therapy benefits: It helps give the skin a hydrated, dewy appearance.
  • Linked Products: Moisturiser SPF 50, Body Firming Cream, Rejuvenating Serum, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Arnica Gel, Liquid Mineral Salts

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis / Prunus Amygdalus kernel oil

Ingredients

Essential Ingredients – Sweet Almond Oil

  • Alternative name: Sweet almond oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil contains Linoleic Acid, B-sitosterol (a phytosterol that is anti-inflammatory in nature) and Oleic Acid. This allows the oil to help with skin softening and skin moisturising.
  • Therapy Benefits: It has a moisturising effect on the skin and helps improve skin tone
  • Linked Products: Daily Defence Moisturiser

Pullulan

  • Pullulan is mainly used by the cell to resist dehydration and damage. The presence of this polysaccharide also facilitates diffusion of molecules both into and out of the cell.
  • Therapy Benefits: Pullulan has anti-ageing properties, which are due to its ability to provide an instant skin-tightening effect as it adheres to the skin. It is able to quickly form a sheer film that temporarily improves skin’s texture and appearance.
  • Linked products: Body Firming Cream

Retinol

  • Therapy Benefits: Reduces fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen and new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin colour. It aids fading age spots and softening rough patches of skin.
  • Linked Products: Finishing Cream

Retinyl Palmitate

  • When used on the skin, your natural enzymes convert Retinyl Palmitate to retinol, which is a powerful anti-ageing ingredient that treats wrinkles by encouraging the growth of new skin cells.
  • Therapy benefits: Retinyl Palmitate will help improve skin tone. Its anti-ageing benefits stem from the fact that it both supports the production and prevents the breakdown of collagen, the protein responsible for maintaining the structure, firmness and suppleness of the skin. It helps thicken skin, which gives the skin added relicenses and smoother look.
  • Linked Products: Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Rejuvenating Serum, Daily Defence Moisturiser.

Rosa Canina Fruit Oil

  • Alternative name: Rosehip Oil
  • Rose Hip oil is rich in essential fatty acids and extremely high in Vitamin C. It has anti-ageing with antioxidative, anti-inflammatory and skin moisturising properties.
  • Therapy Benefits: Rosehip Oil provides high protection to the skin against inflammation and environmentally induced oxidative stress (sun and pollution). Because it is a dry oil, it absorbs quickly without leaving an oily skin residue.
  • Linked products: Bharti’s Special Oil

Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract

  • Alternative name: Cabbage Flower Water
  • Its astringent properties help tighten pores and reduce the redness and inflammation due to distended capillaries. Rosa Centifolia has antiseptic properties to treat acne and control skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. The rose’s essential oil helps in healing wounds. The presence of Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant – in the flower helps to protect skin cells from free radicals and prevent sunburn.
  • Linked products: Harmonising Face Oil, Face Balm, Body Firming Cream

Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil

  • Alternative name: Rosemary Oil
  • Rosemary oil has powerful antibacterial, cytotoxic, antimutagenic, antioxidant, and antiphlogistic and chemo-preventive properties.
  • Therapy benefits: Rosemary oil helps reduce dark spots and blemishes. The anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary extract help to reduce swelling and puffiness of the skin. It also helps to heal burns and soothe. It helps hydrates the skin, which helps to control oil production.
  • Linked products: Salt Body Scrub, Detox Mud Mask

Salicylic acid

  • Salicylic acid is a colourless crystalline organic acid. It helps to remove dirt, bacteria, and grime that have built upon the surface of the skin so that pores can remain clear and free from irritants.
  • Therapy benefits: It will help remove dead skin cells and bacteria from the skin. Salicylic acid is effective in getting rid of whiteheads and blackheads, particularly around the nose and in areas prone to blackheads.
  • Linked Products: Face & Neck Polisher
Ingredients

Essential Ingredients in skincare – Face & Neck Polisher (from £25.00)

Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil

  • Alternative name: Jojoba Seed Oil
  • Jojoba Seed Oil has anti-inflammatory properties and is packed with Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins.
  • Therapy Benefits: Jojoba seed oil helps to repair prevent damage to the skin. It is deeply hydrating, long-lasting moisturisation, nutritious for Skin, anti-ageing, non-acnegenic, soothes sunburn, gentle and non-allergenic, soothes dry skin and anti-microbial. It will also help tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and calm the skin.
  • Linked Products: Harmonising Face Oil, Salt Body Scrub, Skin Softener, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Face Balm

Sodium Benzoate

  • The preservative, Sodium benzoate functions as a preservative and a corrosion inhibitor in numerous skincare. As a preservative, sodium benzoate prevents bacteria and fungi from developing products.
  • Linked Products: Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Face & Neck Polisher, Body Firming Cream, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Moisturiser 50 SPF, Detox Mud Mask, Arnica Gel, Rejuvenating Serum.

Sodium Chloride

  • Alternative name: Table salt
  • Sodium chloride is commonly used as a gentle abrasive in products like Face & Body scrubs.
  • Therapy Benefits: Salt will help to exfoliate the top layers of the skin – removing makeup, excess oil, dirt, and other impurities that may have accumulated during the day.
  • Linked products: Salt Body Scrub, Skin Softener, Liquid Mineral Salts.

Sodium Hyaluronate

  • Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of Hyaluronic acid. It is able to move more freely into the deeper layers of the skin. As a humectant, sodium hyaluronate works by pulling in moisture from the environment and the underlying layers of your skin into the epidermis.
  • Therapy Benefits: Sodium Hyaluronate will help protect the skin by helping to keep your skin hydrated; so it naturally reduces the signs of ageing by decreasing epidermal water loss associated with sun exposure, low humidity, and other external factors associated with skin dryness.
  • Linked products: Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

  • Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is the sodium salt of the coconut fatty acid ester of isethionic acid. Sodium isethionate acts as a surfactant to lowers the surface tension of water, which makes the cleanser easier to spread on your face when you wash it, and helps water and oil bond and acts as an emulsifier. Sodium isethionate helps water cling to the dirt and oil on your skin, allowing it to be washed away.
  • Linked products: Moisturiser SPF 50, Daily Defence Moisturiser, Detox Mud Mask, Rejuvenating Serum, Body Firming Cream, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Face & Neck Polisher.

Squalane

  • Squalene is a fatty molecule found in the skin that is highly versatile.
  • Therapy benefits: Squalene will help maintain the skin’s moisture barrier and hydration. It is an antioxidant that has anti-aging properties for neutralizing environmental damage. It balances oil production, providing just enough moisture to keep the skin clear and healthy, and also has anti-inflammatory benefits too which ease skin conditions such as acne and eczema.
  • Linked products: Rejuvenating Serum

Styrax Benzoin Resin Extract

  • Styrax benzoin is a tree. The bark of the tree is cut in order to extract a resin called benzoin. It protects the skin by forming an invisible film that prevents moisture loss, improves the skin’s elasticity, soothes dry, irritated or inflamed skin, relieves eczema, psoriasis and rashes and accelerates the healing of wounds, bedsores and skin ulcers. When inhaled, benzoin resin can help promote a feeling of calm and well-being.
  • Linked products: Face & Neck Polisher

Thiamine HCl

  • Thiamine is high in Vitamin B. Used in skincare, vitamin B is an antioxidant that helps to treat signs of ageing and alleviate sensitive skin.
  • Linked products: Rejuvenating Serum

Tocopherol

  • Alternative name: Naturally occurring Vitamin E
  • Vitamin E is known for its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help protect your body from damaging compounds called free radicals. Using it on the skin, especially with vitamin C, helps to prevent UV damage to the skin.
  • Therapy benefits: It will protect the skin and help keep the skin hydrated
  • Linked products: Bharti’s Special Oil, Skin Softener, Extra Extra Serum, Harmonising Face Oil, Face Balm, Salt Body Scrub, Detox Mud Mask, Arnica Gel.

Tocopheryl Acetate

  • Known to be a powerful antioxidant.
  • Therapy benefits: Will help protect the skin from pollutants.
  • Linked Products: Daily Defence Moisturiser, Body Firming Cream, Rejuvenating Serum, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Salt Body Scrub, Face & Neck Polisher, Finishing Cream

Ubiquinone

  • Ubiquinone penetrates the skin easily and reduces free radical damage via its antioxidant properties.
  • Therapy Benefits: Ubiquinone helps cell in building collagen and elastin, therefore reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Linked products: Rejuvenating Serum

Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil

  • Alternative name: Grapeseed oil
  • Grape Seed Oil functions as a skin-conditioning agent softening and smoothing the skin. It is moisturising and gentle.
  • Therapy Benefits: With its high vitamin E content, it will help protect the skin and keep is hydrated. ​It also has some astringent qualities, so is good for oily, acne-prone skin and is very easily absorbed.
  • Linked products: Body Firming Cream, Salt Body Scrub, Advanced Serum, Extra Extra Extra Serum, Skin Softener, Harmonising face Oil.

Zinc Oxide

  • Zinc oxide is a mineral-derived sunscreen ingredient. Ideal for both daily and intense sun exposure because of its ability to block the widest spectrum of UV light, zinc oxide provides broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. It can promote the healing of chapped skin. Zinc oxide works as a mild astringent and has some antiseptic properties.
  • Therapy Benefits: Protects the skin from the damaging rays of the sun.
  • Linked products: Rejuvenating Serum, Daily Defence Moisturiser.

Zingiber Cassumunar Root Oil

  • Alternative name: Plai Oil is from the ginger family.
  • It produces rhizomes, a type of root system that sends out roots and shoots from its nodes. It has antimicrobial properties. Plai oil can also relieve pain, inflammation, and swelling when applied to the skin.
  • Linked products: Body Firming Cream, Detox Mud Mask

Zingiber Officinale Extract

  • Alternative name: Ginger oil
  • Ginger oil’s active component, gingerol has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Combined with Bisoprololthe duo works synergistically to soothe the skin and take down redness.
  • Therapy benefits: It will protect the skin from harmful free radicals and help calm skin. As well as helping to even skin tone and improve elasticity.
  • Linked products: Body Firming Cream, Detox Mud Mask.

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