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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Macadamia Nut (Seed) Oil

Macadamia Nut (Seed) Oil

Derived from the nut of the small evergreen tree, the oil obtained from Macadamia nuts is colourless and almost odourless. It contains very high levels of natural fatty acids, which give the oil an extremely emollient and good skin softening feel. It moisturises and smoothes the skin without leaving a greasy feeling.

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Mallow Extract

Mallow Extract

This small pink-flowered plant from the herb family is used for its soothing and emollient properties, for softening the skin and in treating inflammations. The highly moisturising properties of mallow are due to the high levels of mucilage (a polysaccharide or type of sugary gum) that the plant contains.

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Mandarin Extract (Organic Mandarin)

Mandarin Extract (Organic Mandarin)

Mandarin orange extract has similar properties to lemon, especially in its anti-stress effect on the body. It is also known to be sleep inducing. This essential oil has a very fresh and delicate aroma, true to the scent of the fruit.

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Manuka Oil

Manuka Oil

Manuka oil is an excellent antiseptic on the skin, as well as being antifungal and as effective as tea tree. It can be used neat on the skin, to treat cuts and boils as well as to treat acne and oily skin. It is also helpful for muscular pain and rheumatism.

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Meadowfoam

Meadowfoam

Meadowfoam is known for its skin conditioning properties being rich in antioxidants and protective fatty acids that help to reduce moisture loss and restore the moisture balance within the dermis.

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Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet is very cooling and soothing on the skin. It is known for its antibacterial properties as well as being a gentle astringent and anti-inflammatory. It is often used to ease pain because of its anti-rheumatic and mildly sedative properties.

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Menthol

Menthol

Menthol is refreshing and cooling that helps to leave the skin feeling refreshed and tingling. It has a strong invigorating and uplifting effect on the mind and body.

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Mirco Algae (Nannochloropsis Oculata)

Mirco Algae (Nannochloropsis Oculata)

Micro Algae is a highly purified small seaweed. It stimulates the formation of collagen, strengthens skin and gives an instant tightening effect. It also has antioxidant properties.

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Mimosa Extrac

Mimosa Extract

Mimosa is used to care and protect fragile or damaged skin, with its main properties being astringent and antiseptic. It is therefore also useful for the treatment of oily skin. It is a deeply calming oil and excellent for helping with anxiety.

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Moringa Seed

Moringa Seed

Moringa Seed Extract aids moisturising and skin conditioning.

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Mulberry (Morus Nigra)

Mulberry (Morus Nigra)

The Mulberry is from the Moraceae family. It is from the Latin language meaning ‘To Delay’, as it is usually the last tree to sprout its leaves in the spring. It helps to even out skin tone and give radiance.

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Myrrh Oil

Myrrh Oil

Myrrh is used for its sedative effect, where its woody balsamic note provides an exotic oriental fragrance. Myrrh is produced from the "tears" that are exuded by the bark of the tree. This gum is collected by hand, which explains why the material is so precious. Myrrh is anti-inflammatory, mildly astringent and antibacterial. It is known for its wound healing and regenerating effect on the skin.

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