Ingredients A-Z

Each of our divine formulations blends natural, sustainable, ethically sourced ingredients, supported by the best science. Find out more about some of our key ingredients below.

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Bay Oil

Bay Oil

Bay oil is extracted from Pimento or Allspice and contains natural antioxidant properties. The name Allspice originates from the association of the aroma with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. It is frequently used for its natural heady exotic aroma, and to provide a warming feeling. Bay is also known for its antiseptic properties, as well as being a useful aid to digestion.

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Bearberry

Bearberry

Bearberry is known for its astringent and tonic properties and if often used in skin care to help encourage an even skin tone due to its melanin inhibiting and skin lightening properties.

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Beeswax

Beeswax

Beeswax helps with skin softening and cleansing.

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Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay draws out excess oil and impurities from the skin.

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Benzoin

Benzoin

Benzoin is used in aromatherapy for its soothing and refreshing properties. It is also used as an antiseptic and skin protectant. In skin care its anti-inflammatory properties mean it is recommended for very dry or irritable skin conditions such as chapped and cracked hands, eczema and psoriasis.

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Bergamot Oil

Bergamot Oil

Bergamot has a uniquely citrus fruit aroma and is wonderfully uplifting, lifting the spirits whilst remaining relatively relaxing. It is also known for its antiseptic properties which make it helpful in the treatment of acne, oily skins and infected skin conditions.

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Beta Glucan and Chitin

Beta Glucan and Chitin

Beta Glucan and Chitin have been combined in this special complex to improve the appearance of the skin and reduce the visible signs of ageing. It offers a number of benefits, including skin protection, moisturisation and barrier repair. It has the proven ability to help boost skins elasticity and firmness by restoring the balance between deterioration and collagen renewal. It also has an excellent ability to retaining moisture and keep the skin perfectly hydrated.

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Birch Extract

Birch Extract

Birch extract provides long lasting moisturisation and increases suppleness. It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, proving beneficial in restoring the skin from the stresses of shaving and the treatment of skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema, as well as relieving muscular pain. It also acts as a diuretic, helping to eliminate toxins in the body, thus making it useful when treating cellulite.

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Bitter Orange (Neroli)

Bitter Orange (Neroli)

Bitter orange is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and calming to the skin. Bitter orange oil is obtained from bitter orange fruit peel and the essential oil captures the zest of freshly peeled oranges. In aromatherapy this is used to balance the mind, reduce stress and to improve the power of concentration. The essential oil of the bitter orange flower is better known as Neroli. It requires over one tonne of petals to produce just one kilogramme of essential oil, which are all hand picked just as the dawn has dried the morning dew from the delicate blossoms. Subsequently it is one of the most expensive and precious essential oils. In aromatherapy it is used for soothing, uplifting, relaxing and is used to dispel anxiety. Neroli also helps to stimulate the growth of healthy new cells and therefore has rejuvenating effects on the skin. It is particularly useful for dry or sensitive skins.

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Blue Malachite

Blue Malachite

Blue Malachite is known for its strong mineral content and antioxidant properties which help to protect the skin from environmental free radical damage and promote overall well being.

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Blue Mountain Sage

Blue Mountain Sage

A medicinal herb said to have a calming effect and predominantly used for its attractive aroma.

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Bora Bora Sand

Bora Bora Sand

Bora Bora Sand aids skin exfoliation.

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Borage

Borage

Borage is known to improve hydration, elasticity and tonicity of the skin. It is also useful in the treatment of psoriasis, eczema and for prematurely ageing skin.

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Buckthorn Extract

Buckthorn Extract

This material is also known for its skin protecting and skin conditioning properties. It is a natural sun filter and strengthens the skin’s overall resistance, by revitalising and replenishing nutrients and by restoring radiance to maturing skin. Also known as Alder Buckthorn, this material is used topically for its wound healing properties.

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Bulgarian Rose Otto

Bulgarian Rose Otto
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Extracted from flowers grown in Bulgaria, Rose Otto is a soft, warm and sensual oil with a sweet floral aroma. It is used in skin care to soothe, nourish and tone the skin.

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