Used medically for thousands of years, charcoal becomes ‘activated’ through a high temperature process that opens up its carbon structure, giving it the unique ability to absorb toxins and impurities from the skin. Great for oily and sensitive skin, activated charcoal not only extracts excess oil from skin, but also nourishes and soothes dry skin.
A type of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), glycolic acid effectively works on the upper layers of the skin to strip away dead skin cells. It also encourages skin to retain moisture, delivering hydration benefits. An ideal ingredient when treating hyperpigmentation, glycolic acid helps in reversing effects of sun damage. With its small molecular size, it penetrates skin easily, removing excess skin cells and making pores appear smaller. With its dual exfoliating and hydration properties, it provides better skin texture, brighter skin and reduced dark spots and wrinkles.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Derived from apples through a fermentation process, apple cider vinegar or ACV has a naturally acidic pH that can help balance the pH levels of your skin, keeping it functioning optimally. Rich in malic acid, ACV gently exfoliates and unclogs pores, working well on acne-prone skin and reducing dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
12% Vitamin C
A legendary antioxidant, Vitamin C boosts collagen production within skin cells and helps promote better skin elasticity and firmness. This helps fight fine lines and wrinkles, keeping signs of premature aging at bay. It also evens skin tone and brightens ageing skin and is known to prevent the appearance dull patches and dark spots.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the connective tissue throughout our bodies, with 50% of it existing only in our skin. It holds 1000 times its weight in water and provides significant, long-lasting hydration at a cellular level.
Harvested by hand from a flower, saffron is known in Ayurveda as the herb that improves skin complexion and tone. Rich in carotenoids, saffron extracts help in bettering skin cell health and recovering from daily skin damage. Full of antioxidants and vitamins that increase skin brightness, saffron is also known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that fight acne and blemishes, providing relief to irritated skin.
A kind of fat extracted from the shea tree native to West Africa, Shea Butter is a great nourishing agent with a high concentration of fatty acids that help with skin healing and irritation. Naturally rich in a number of vitamins and minerals include vitamins A, E & F, Shea Butter boosts collagen and acts like a protective barrier against cold, dry weather and harmful UV rays.
Found naturally in human skin, Squalene is an emollient that is easily absorbed, causing no irritation and leaving no greasiness behind. Perfect for hydration, Squalene helps in making skin supple while guarding against free radicals to protect healthy skin from wrinkles, lines and age spots.
Turmeric Root Oil
Used in Ayurveda for thousands of years, turmeric is the ultimate go-to ingredient for bright and clear complexion. Extracted from the root of the turmeric plant, it minimizes the appearance of dark spots and slows down the process of ageing. It is great for sensitive skin that needs that extra bit of nourishment.