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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Calendula Oil

Calendula Oil

A powerful plant that is very effective in helping to protect and restore damaged skin. Soothing, and calming, it can help to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes.

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Camellia Kissi

Camellia Kissi
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Camellia Kissi helps improve skins ability to absorb active ingredients.

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Cardamom

Cardamom

The Cardamom plant belongs to the same plant family as ginger and exhibits much of the same warming properties. It has a sweet, warm, aromatic aroma and is often used as a refreshing tonic and an invigorating bath oil. It aids digestion, boosts circulation and helps in the treatment of coughs and colds.

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Carrageenan Extract (Chondrus Crispus)

Carrageenan Extract (Chondrus Crispus)

A red seaweed / moss, abundant along the Irish Coast and rich in oligosaccharides that not only hydrate the skin, but also delivers actives deep into the epidermis.

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Carrot Oil

Carrot Oil

The power of vitamin A or retinol is well known on the skin. The common carrot contains a natural derivative of this material known as pro-vitamin A, which helps nourish and protect the skin from the signs of ageing. Carrot also contains a bright orange pigment called beta-carotene, which is a well-proven free-radical scavenger to protect the skin from environmental damage.

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Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood oil has a warm, woody aroma. The wood itself is very aromatic, due to the high percentage of essential oil it contains. Known for its purifying properties, it is used in skin care as a mild astringent, and its antiseptic properties make it valuable in the treatment of acne.

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Centella Asiatica Extract (Gotu Kola)

Centella Asiatica Extract (Gotu Kola)

Ayurvedically known as Brahmi Goto Kola, this is a slender creeping plant with fan shaped leaves that grows in swampy areas of India, Sri Lanka and the Tropics. It is also said that wounded tigers in India would roll amongst the tiny green leaves of this amazing plant, as it is believed that they felt it is naturally beneficial for healing. The active components of Gotu Kola stimulate the renewal of collagen to help strengthen vascular walls and restores elasticity to improve firmness and tone to the skin.

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Chamomile

Chamomile

Chamomile extract, also known as Roman chamomile or English chamomile, is a well-known remedy for inflamed skin, wound healing and for its anti-inflammatory properties. Roman chamomile is an exceptionally useful and versatile member of the daisy family. Both the oil and the aqueous extract have beneficial properties. The oil contains a natural colour and a potent ingredient called bisabolol, which together give the oil anti-inflammatory, wound healing and soothing properties.

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Chapparal

Chapparal

Chapparal is used for its anti-inflammatory properties and is often used on the skin to calm irritation, for example following shaving.

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Chitin

Chitin

Chitin is a natural polysaccharide, and when combined with beta glucan it has exceptional water-binding properties enabling the outer layer of the epidermis to keep perfectly hydrated, whilst it balances collagen synthesis. This results in restoration of elasticity and firmness.

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Chlorella Vulgaris

Chlorella Vulgaris

Chlorella Vulgaris is a small green algae that increases collagen and elastin production which helps to strengthen the skin. It helps to maintain the cohesion between the epidermis and the dermis giving a smoother appearance to the skin and assists with skin healing and restructuring.

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Clary Sage Oil

Clary Sage Oil

Clary sage has been traditionally used as a remedy in ophthalmic disorders, and is used in aromatherapy for its uplifting qualities, especially in cases of hormonal change and where a person is in need of revitalisation.

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Clay (Red and White)

Clay (Red and White)

Clay helps to stimulate circulation and is renowned for its highly absorbent properties helping to draw out excess oil and impurities. Red clay is rich in iron, and used to treat oily skin conditions. White clay is more renowned for its drawing and purifying properties on the skin.

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Clove Buds

Clove Buds

Clove bud is warming and stimulating and also known for its antiseptic properties. It is often combined with orange and cinnamon to create an inviting aroma.

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Coconut

Coconut

Coconut oil is a vegetable oil and is an excellent moisturiser, emollient and protective to dry and scaly skin as well as sensitive skin. Coconut extract contains a wealth of ingredients that are beneficial to the skin, amongst them the white fleshy meat that forms the part of the fruit that is eaten. This part of the fruit is rich in amino acids, minerals, proteins and vitamins, which refresh and moisturise the skin.

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Cornflower Extract

Cornflower Extract

Cornflower is renowned for its blue colour and is known for its excellent soothing and cooling properties on the skin. It is especially used as a relief for tired or inflamed eyes or when suffering from itchiness of the eyes.

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Cucumber Extract

Cucumber Extract

Cucumber has a cooling effect on delicate and inflamed skin. It is extremely well-known for its soothing and refreshing properties.

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Cucurbita Pepo Fruit Extract (Lactobacillus)

Cucurbita Pepo Fruit Extract (Lactobacillus)

A special enzyme produced from pumpkin fruit that helps to clear the skin of dead skin cells but without the irritation associated with the more aggressive exfoliating enzymes and AHA’s.

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Cyatheaceae Tree Fern

Cyatheaceae Tree Fern

Cyatheaceae Tree Fern provides an instant lifting and firming effect.

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Cypress Oil

Cypress Oil

Cypress oil is an essential oil produced from the cones of the cypress tree and has a pleasant smoky, woody smell. It is stimulating as well as relaxing, while leaving the skin feeling refreshed. Externally it is used for the treatment of varicose veins and broken capillaries. Cypress oil is very stringent and is used when there is an excess of fluid in the body as it is a stimulant and can be used to aid the lymphatic system. It is very useful in for oily and over-hydrated skins.

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