A rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants like flavonoids which fight free radicals and help the skin from oxidative processes. Improves skin blemishes and has anti-inflammatory properties. Has been used to treat acne and boils. Diseases like hyper pigmentation can also be inhibited by acai berry.
Vitamin rich apple extract has become a popular addition to anti-ageing skincare. It contains a high level of Vitamin C, polyphenols and a wide array of trace minerals. In addition its reputation as a healthy, clean, green and fresh fruit also makes this the perfect additive to any skin care formulation.
This orange-like fruit has a fresh, sweet and slightly spicy aroma which combines well with other aromatic essential oils used in masculine fragrances. Used to give Earl Grey tea its distinctive fragrance and flavour.
This vitamin-rich oil is high in gamma-linolenic acid and stearidonic acid, both known for skin, hair, and nail strengthening properties. The presence of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids make this oil particularly effective as a moisturiser to help keep hair healthy.
Full of antioxidant properties to combat harmful & damaging effects from the environment, Blackberry is also great for hair care with the benefit of adding volume, shine, and putting the bounce back in hair.
Contains Vitamin A which helps remedy rough and dry skin and assists with anti-aging. It also includes Vitamin E, especially good as a preservative in cosmetics and skincare products.
Melts at body temperature providing a soft, velvety feel to balm and creams. Cocoa butter (also known as Cacao butter) will soften skin, forming a protective barrier and helping to alleviate skin conditions like dermatitis. It is very stable with recognised antioxidant properties that help prolong product shelf life.
Enhance cell turnover, and to defend against environmental damage due to high concentrations of antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin B-3, and vitamin B-5. Because of the berry’s amazing capabilities to protect the skin, cranberry is a skincare favourite among winter treatments to offer protection from harsh environmental damage, and winter weather conditions.
If you want a happy skin, then cucumber is the answer. As cucumber and the skin share the same level of hydrogen, it becomes easier for cucumber to mask all the problem areas. It helps in soothing and softening your skin which can get you relaxed in no time. Due to its cooling effect it can be termed as a magic wand for all your skin problems.
Contains over 18 amino acids and Vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, and E, plus beta carotene and vitamin C. Antioxidants including zinc, calcium, iron, selenium, phosphorus, and germanium. Protects the skin from sun damage (specifically from UV rays), restores hydration in dehydrated skin and can soothe dry and irritated skin.
Is known for its astringent properties. Naturally high in vitamin C, it also has powerful anti-oxidant properties and is used as a fragrance and flavouring ingredient.
Has a characteristic, slightly tangy citrus aroma and has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
A member of the cashew family and high in Vitamin A, C and Beta Carotene. The fruit extract prevents drying of the skin and formation of wrinkles by reducing degeneration of skin cells and restoring flexibility.
A great toner for the skin, cleansing & firming the pores. It also contains Vitamin A, which benefits skin repair through increasing the rate of new cell formation. Vitamin C is also a valuable property that acts as an anti-oxidant with wonderful proteins for smoother, softer skin.
Papaya Fruit Extract
Papaya fruit extract is an effective, nonabrasive exfoliant. The papain enzyme in the fruit helps to remove impurities and dead skin cells. Regular use will help to fade acne, age spots, scars and sun damage. The fruit also has good antibacterial properties and can be used to treat rashes, cuts, stings and burns.
Passion Fruit Oil
Passion Fruit Oil contains linoleic acid which can inhibit melanin (skin pigment) production. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can stimulate the production of fibroblasts, the cells that make collagen. It’s also a source of lycopene the antioxidant common to tomatoes.
Pomegranates are enriched with antioxidants to fight and repair damage from the sun and other environmental factors that can age skin. Anthocyanidins, ellagic acid, and punicalagin work in unity to promote microcirculation and renew cells. Pomegranate seed oil is loaded with Omega-5 fatty acids that also help lock in moisture and keep out harmful bacteria. To find out more about the benefits of pomegranates visit the Cosmiko Blog HERE.
Is rich in anti-oxidant vitamin C. Rosehip also helps to increase collagen production leading to healthy skin. Rosehip seed oil also contains Retinol (vitamin A) and is high in the essential fatty acids linoleic acid (omega-6), and linolenic acid (omega-3).
Sea Buckthorn extract has copious amounts of Phytosterol, Vitamin E, Beta-Carotene, Anti-Oxidants, and Carotenoid which all help with skin repairing and conditioning. Of the essential omega fatty acids found in Sea Buckthorn, one of the main moisturising essential fatty acids is Omega 7 palmitoleic acid which is a natural component of skin.
Rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C, it provides protection for the skin, contains soothing properties and is a wonderful toner to reduce the appearance of pores.
Contains many valuable nutrients, including lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are nutrients that can slow or repair the damage that can be caused when the body’s cells metabolize oxygen. It reduces shine and oil secretion as well as having other beneficial nutrients, including beta carotene, lutein, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E.
Wu Zhu Extract
Made from the Evodia Rutaecarpa fruit (also known as Wu Zhu Yu). It stimulates the release of nitric oxide in blood vessels which dilates them and improves microcirculation so has a role in hair loss and anti-cellulite products. It illuminates dull and lifeless skin and improves the firmness of the skin texture.