Essential Oils

Spearmint

Also known as mackerel mint or garden mint. Spearmint is known for its antimicrobial activity, which is due to the presence of carvone.

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Myrrh

Myrrh is a natural resin with antiseptic and analgesic properties. Myrrh essential oil is a staple in aromatherapy

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Sandalwood

Sandalwood is a class of aromatic woods that can retain fragrances for years.

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Vetiver

Used in aromatherapy vetiver essential Oil is beneficial for soothing anxiety, depression and fatigue.

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Helichrysum

Helichrysum italicum is a plant from the daisy family native to the Mediterranean region.

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Eucalyptus

Leaves of eucalyptus are used as air fresheners and to treat coughs, colds and sore throats.

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Marine extracts in cosmetics

Earth is the only planet known to have an atmosphere containing free oxygen, water and life. It provides numerous resources for human well-being including key ingredients present in most cosmetics like terrestrial plants, herbs or minerals. Let’s take a look at some marine ingredients and components used in cosmetics and skin care products.

Green algae

Algae play many important and beneficial roles in marine environments. They have strong purifying properties, remove nutrients and polluants from water, produce oxygen and promote the elimination of toxins.

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Coral reefs

Corals are the undisputed treasures of the sea. Aside from the hundreds of species of coral, reefs are some of the most diverse and ecologically and important systems on the planet.

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Microalgae

Microalgae (e.g nannochloropsis gaditana) are marine unicellular organisms that are capable of performing photosynthesis. They are used in cosmetics for their high concentration in lysine, an amino acid known to provide a lubricious and emollient feel to the skin.

Red algae

Red algae contain sulfated polysaccharides like carrageenans or galactan are used in cosmetics to prevent premature ageing. Red algae are the source of vitamins and aminoacids particularly lysine found in many algea species.

Natural Cosmetics

Organic Ingredients

When it comes to plants in cosmetics it’s important to differentiate or take into account the use of ‘simple’ plant materials or extracts versus ‘functional botanicals’.

Simple materials

Simple plant materials may, for example, include substances such as cold-pressed or otherwise extracted vegetable oils, and distilled or expressed essential oils, whereas complex functional botanicals reside more within the scientific cosmetic arena.

Plant-based

Plants can be used in three forms in cosmetics: either as total extracts of the whole plant e.g. Aloe vera gel; as selective extracts of the plant e.g. wheat germ, or as isolates i.e. single molecules isolated from the extracts e.g. vitamins.

Skin care

Over the years, people have become more aware of what’s inside their skin care products and have begun to make better decisions about what they allow on their skin. As a result, hundreds of new skin care companies have formed to meet this new demand for safe, natural beauty products.  

Eucalyptus

Amino acids are the building blocks of both peptides and proteins and play a vital role in maintaining the health as well as the appearance of the skin.

Arginine: Helps build collagen production and plays a role in repairing skin damage. 

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Histidine : Has moisturizing effects and act as skin and hair conditioner.

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Lysine : Gives a smooth and moist feel to the skin.

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Methionine : Act as a protective barrier.

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